White Lodge Owners, Incorporated “White Lodge Country Club” A subdivision of part of section 29 TINR5E Hamburg Township, Livingston Co, MI. White Lodge Owners, Incorporated was created under Act 230, Public Acts 1897 as a non-profit Corporation. The property of the corporation is recorded as Plat of White Lodge Country Club of Liber 2 of Plats on page 99 in the Register of Deeds Office in the County of Livingston, State of Michigan, and all the remaining in the ¼ of Section 29, TIN R5E, Livingston County, and State of Michigan. • •
Article II (Purposes), Sec 3 requires that the Corporation maintain control of all lots in the subdivision transferred to private holdings by members of the corporation by attaching them to shares of stock of the corporation. Article XII (General By-Laws), Sec. 5 specifically states that all construction shall comply and conform to the building & sanitation codes, including the distances to wells & septic systems from lot lines, bodies of water, roads, and other boundaries … . Article XII, Sec 16 designates greenbelt, picnic, park and recreational areas.
The plat map (as attached) designates the corporate roads, promenades, greenbelt, picnic, park and recreational areas. These properties shall not be used for any member’s personal use except as stated in the articles of incorporation & by-laws.
This does not mean that all roads will be widened to the platted levels. It does, however, mean prior to placement of wells, septic systems, “sprinkler systems”, “driveways” etc., the proper approvals should be obtained in writing from the board of directors. This could entail a survey as required under Article XII, Sec 5. The purpose of this is to maintain sanitation, access for emergency vehicles, road grading equipment, snow removal equipment etc. without causing damage to personal property that may have inadvertently been place on corporate land. Typically, if you are no more than 10 feet into the road for your sprinklers, etc you should be OK (this is not approval). Septic systems and wells, as well as foundations need the proper county approval, and White Lodge Board approval with a survey. Of course all buildings and modifications require proper County Permits.