This site is for the community of Runyan Lake, the
Members of Runyan Lake Inc., and
for the interest of their family and friends, along with those who desire information on residing and owning property in the Runyan Lake
To contact the Livingston County
Sheriff for non-emergencies: 517-546-9111
Most of the documents on
this website are in PDF format. Get Adobe Reader here
Runyan Lake water temperature*:
70oF (9/21/23). *@ 2.5 foot water depth (middle of
lake may be cooler)
Fall General Meeting
new date: Friday, October 6, 2023
Due to the area power
outages our Fall General Meeting originally scheduled for 8/25
was cancelled. We have been able to reschedule this
meeting for Friday, October 6th. Notices were
mailed to all member property addresses on file. Fenton
residents should have received their notice by 9/14. Email notices will also be sent to
those subscribed. Previously submitted proxy ballots will
be honored and counted. The financial report in the agenda link
below will be updated 1 week prior to the meeting.
Friday, October 6th
Tyrone Township Hall
8420 Runyan Lake Road
Fenton, MI 48430
6:00 PM - Social hour, pizza, pop, and water provided
7:00 PM - Membership Meeting
October 6, 2023 Fall General Meeting mailed notice
Newsletter & Spring General Meeting Notice
Draft Minutes of Spring 2023 General Meeting
Agenda with Financial Report
*revised ballot - Roxane Kaye has withdrawn from the trustee election.
2023 Dues Invoices
2023 annual dues unpaid at this time are now
delinquent. A late fee as set forth in our Bylaws ($25 for
Class A & B, $10 for Class C) has been added to your outstanding
balance. Please include your late fee with your payment.
Invoices with late fees included have been mailed.
Dues payment status as of
As of 2/18/23 all dues invoices have been mailed.
Questions regarding the increase in the dues amounts for 2023 may
be answered after reviewing the following information:
Annual dues are determined by vote of the
general membership during our Fall General Membership Meeting, held
on 9/2/2022. A synopsis of that meeting has been posted on
the home page of our website since 9/12. During the Fall
General meeting there was a lengthy discussion about cove and boat
ramp area dredging and the options for island dock repair. As
documented in the minutes from the meeting (the full draft minutes
are available on our website), the membership determined we had
insufficient funds to complete all of the projects being requested
so they proposed an increase to the dues, which was approved by
vote of the membership.
Dues for 2023 are: Class A - $300; Class B - $295;
Class C - $35.
The approved meeting
minutes from the Fall 2022 General Meeting can be found below.
There are no set hours for the boat ramp. For
an appointment, riparian Members please call a trustee with at least 24
hours advance notice. Appointments cannot be made online. See
additional ramp access contacts below.
In order to use the RLI boat ramp, our boat
ramp use policy, consistent with our Bylaws is:
- Your RLI annual dues for 2023 and all prior years must be paid for
all lots owned;
- Watercraft must be titled to Runyan Lake riparian property owners
or their renters; (State and local law)
- Renters must request boat stickers through the property owner.
- Your state of Michigan watercraft registration must be current and
displayed on the watercraft; (State law)
- A 2023 RLI boat sticker must be present on the watercraft (RLI
Bylaws Section 8.02);
- An RLI liability waiver should be on file (RLI Bylaws Section
HERE for more ramp use
Watercraft and trailers
must be clean if coming from another water body to minimize risk of
introducing invasive species. Please require any marina or trailer
service you utilize to do the same. Michiganís Natural Resources and
Environmental Protection Act (Act 451 of 1994) Part 413 has been amended
with changes for boaters and anglers that take effect March 21, 2019.
Learn more here or see below. Please protect your lake!
In addition to the RLI Trustees you may also
contact the following people to request access to the boat ramp:
Cove Dredging/Ramp/Dock Update
Dredging: Proposal developed with ASTI input. Pre-application
meeting via phone with EAGLE. Terms and conditions established.
Permit application generated. Cost estimate is $70,000.00.
Ramp extension/repair: EAGLE agreeable to 5 foot maximum
extension. Dredging to be completed first. Attempting to
complete before cove freezes but will be largely dependent on dredging
timing and weather. Cost estimate is $20,000.00.
Island Dock Repair or Replacement: Quotes obtained.
Discussing different proposals for removable vs permanent dock options.
Project deferred to 2022 due to focus on Cove and Ramp, and funding
constraints. Cost estimates range from $20,000.00 to $55,000.00.
to membership during Fall General Meeting.
Letter from ASTI as requested
during Spring General Membership Meeting. ASTI
Permit application submitted to EGLE
Permit granted 12/22/2022,
Livingston County permit received
Dredging underway 2/15/23.
Dredging and ramp improvement completed 2/17/23.
Ramp lot restoration and grading - completed
Improved turnaround area - completed.
Dock to be repaired in sections. North 15'
disassembled, restructuring to follow.
4/9/22: Garbage Collection
rates from Dougies are increasing.
page for more
Garbage Collection email
See the new
garbage collection opportunity for Runyan Lake residents.
page for more
For previous Community Notices click here.
Aquatic Weed Control
control contractor for 2023 is Aqua-Weed Control Inc.
Our general aquatic weed treatment
occurred on June 14th.
Please see the
page for the annual treatment notice, current treatment
map, current treatment notice, treatment dates, and more details.
Are you new to Runyan Lake?
to learn more about navigating Runyan Lake and avoiding the sandbars.
The 2023 fishing contest was June 23rd - June 30th.
for more details.
Waiting for 2023 result for posting.
2022 results are on the
2022 fishing page.
Don't forget to check the classifieds
page periodically. There might be something there you want or need!
New "for sale" items for 2023 posted!
Lost & Found
Please submit your items via email and check the
Lost & Found
page if you might be
missing something. *new
Our 2023 fireworks display was Saturday, July 1st.
See the Fireworks page
for more information.
Garbage Collection Group Rate Available
see some Members using other service providers. Check out our group
rate - you might save some money and help save our roads!
Click here to learn more!
For 2023 we are required to participate in egg
collection and nest destruction. If you are willing to help please see the
page for more
information about goose control.
The 2023 Canada Goose round up
is cancelled statewide due to High Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).
There are approximately 17 geese (adults & goslings) on the lake.
quickly know what has recently changed on our website? Try our
Water Quality Testing
2023 samples were collected June 20th
and August 8th.
All results are within the safe range.
Water Quality page for testing
locations and historical details.
History of Runyan Lake
Check out the history of Runyan
Lake dating back to 1859 and see if the lake is naturally occurring or man made.
Purple Loosestrife matures in the late summer/early fall.
see and can access the invasive plant (spikes of purple
flowers), please cut off the blooms and bag them carefully in a plastic
garbage bag. Tie up the bag and place it in your trash. One plant has
millions of seeds that will fall and reseed the plant next year if not removed. This is an undesirable
invasive plant that will choke out native plants, especially in pond,
shoreline, and wetland areas.
More information and
pictures can be found here.
The Runyan Lake Facebook site
is managed by volunteers providing social connection to the Runyan Lake
community. While many people are using the Facebook account to communicate
please keep in mind not all RLI members have Facebook accounts, and all
official RLI communications are provided by email, newsletter, or our
website. If you have questions or concerns or wish to
communicate with the broader Runyan Lake community please be sure to
contact RLI directly.
Please note: RLI does not own or monitor the
account. All inquiries to RLI must be
made via Contact Us to reach us.
Facebook Group Name: Runyan Lake Association.
must be approved to be part of the group!
Official RLI communications are sent from
email@example.com and are
displayed on this website.
Sewer Rate Increase!
Jan 2023 (current) rate: $256.00 per quarter
On 12/1/15 the Tyrone Township Board approved
increases to our quarterly sewer O&M fees for 2016 - 2021 of
approximately 3.5% annually.
Annual increases are expected to
continue thereafter. RLI remains
concerned about the large cost incurred by RLI Members while most of the
Tyrone Township sewer system remains unused. We will continue to work with the Drain
Commission and Township in an effort to control costs and require others to
pay their fair share.
Please contact Pam Moughler, Clerk, or
Jennifer Eden, Treasurer, @ 810-629-8631 with your questions, concerns, or
Jan 2023 (current) rate: $256.00/quarter
Rate details and rate history can be found on the on the Sewer page.
We now pay $1024/yr for sewer service, an increase
of $724/yr (241%) since 2004! This does not
include the special assessment levied for the 2003 system upgrade, an additional
$300/yr for most, or the additional $650 assessment for the grinder pump!
Are we really paying our fair share or are we
subsidizing the rest of the undeveloped system?
Ask your township officials
about the debt service charge we pay, and who's sewer service we are also
paying for as a result!
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Realtors & Title Companies
Property owner and realtor information - please click on the above link
to access association information and our realtor contact form *
* Please contact Ivan Quinn,
Treasurer, Runyan Lake Inc., for a complete package of information
including overview, billing & payment status, and lake access privileges
for any specific property in the Runyan Lake community.