Runyan Lake Inc.

The lake association for the entire community of Runyan Lake
located in Tyrone Township, Livingston County, Michigan.



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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 community.

Runyan Lake ice conditions*:  ** Dangerous **  Ice conditions will continue to degrade with the forecasted rain and much warmer weather beginning Monday.  Warmer temperatures will quickly erode shoreline areas.  Given the current 10 day forecast we strongly recommend no further activities on the ice.  (2/19/18)

*There may be ice in the cove and channel areas of better quality.  As always, use caution!  Tell someone before going out onto the ice and when you expect to be back, and never attempt a rescue of pets or persons without the help of others.  Ice on Runyan Lake varies in quality around the lake, is unpredictable, and is often of poor quality.  In temperatures above 28 degrees the ice will rapidly melt from underneath, resulting in weakened ice conditions.  Have fun, but be safe!  (RLI does not test ice conditions around the lake.  This safety assessment is determined by observation and condition reports received by RLI.  As always, you are responsible for your own safety.  Ice conditions can change quickly as temperatures rise and during windy conditions.)

Click any link below for information.         Report a sewer alarm or sewer leak         Realtors & Title Companies click HERE.



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Important date notice. Our 2018 fireworks display date has changed - it is now 6/30/18

2018 annual dues invoices were mailed the first week of January.

Payments Processed:
1/16: 47
1/28: 53
2/19: 33
Payments Outstanding: 177


Runyan Lake Garbage Collection Group Rate Available

Click here to learn more!


Fall 2017 General Membership Meeting


Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Thanks to all who attended!


Fall 2017 General Meeting Synopsis

Agenda with Financial Report

Fall 2017 Newsletter & Meeting Notice

Proxy Ballot
Minutes of Spring 2017 General Meeting



Are you new to Runyan Lake? Click here to learn more about navigating Runyan Lake and avoiding the sandbars.


Boat Ramp Access
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. Your 2017 dues must be paid, your watercraft legally registered, and your boat sticker on your watercraft to use the ramp.  Click HERE for more information.


Purple Loosestrife Alert

If you see and can access the invasive plant Purple Loosestrife (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 if not removed. This is an undesirable invasive plant that will choke out native plants.  More information and pictures can be found here.


Fishing Contest

The 2017 fishing contest was June 23 - June 30.  See the fishing page for more details and past contest winners.


Fish Study Support
Thanks to those who helped out!


Aquatic Weed Control

Weed treatment is applied on June 13th.  Please see the weed control page for the current treatment map, current treatment notice, annual treatment notice, treatment dates, and more details. 


 Water Quality Testing Results

Water samples were collected on 6/19/17 and 8/16/17.  All samples tested within the acceptable/normal range.


Goose Control

 We have sufficient petition signatures to submit an application this year to protect our island and the health and safety of our Members.  If you have not returned your petition form please do so to ensure we can continue to participate in the USDA goose control program.


Our 2017 permit has been received.  There are currently 15 geese on the lake.


The geese were rounded up on June 24th.



 Our breeding pair of Mute Swans is back on the lake with 1 remaining cygnet.  As a reminder, the swans are quite friendly but defensive of their young.  They also act as a goose deterrent.  Please keep your distance and don't harass the swans!  More information can be found HERE.



We have a new invasive plant species in Runyan Lake, Starry Stonewort.  More information HERE.

Community Notices

11/6/2017:  Garbage Collection email

See the new garbage collection opportunity for Runyan Lake residents.  Click on the Garbage Collection link on the link bar.


6/28/17:  Fireworks Notice

Notice of Runyan Lake’s 4th of July Fireworks Display

This year’s fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 1st at dark (approximately 10 pm). 

Volunteers still needed to help with setup and takedown.  Please contact us via email if you are willing to help.

Notice of Island and Ramp Closure for Fireworks on Saturday, 7/1/16

Please be aware both the island and boat ramp will be closed on Saturday July 1, 2017, to prepare for our fireworks display. 

If you need access to the boat ramp on Saturday it will need to occur prior to 8:30 AM.  An appointment with a trustee is required.  The ramp will not reopen until Sunday morning.

The island will be taped off and closed after approximately 10:00 AM Saturday.  Please do not approach the island or allow your dogs to gain access to the island.  Do not enter the area closed off with caution tape.  This is very dangerous for the setup crew as they are working with explosives! 

Please also stay as far away as possible from the dock side of the island while boating.  Boat wakes have splashed fireworks on that side of the island and ruined them.  Boat wakes also make unloading the fireworks equipment dangerous!  Please watch for, and stay away from the fireworks set up crew as they transfer equipment to the island.

The island will reopen on Sunday after a clean-up crew has cleared the island and determined it is safe.  The fishing contest presentations are Sunday at 11:00 AM on the island.

Finally, as darkness settles in, please stay at least 300 feet from the island.  Any boats or people within 300 feet of the island will prevent the show from beginning or stop the show while it is progress.  We will have several aquatic shells this year so keeping a safe distance from the island is even more important.

We could still use a few more volunteers to help with take down after the show.  Please contact me if you are willing to help.

Your support and cooperation is greatly appreciated to ensure our shows remain safe and accident free! 

As always, we hope everyone enjoys the show!

Wishing everyone a Safe and Happy 4th of July!

For previous Community Notices click here.



While not sanctioned or monitored by RLI, there is a Runyan Lake Inc. Facebook account many people around the lake are using to communicate.  Please keep in mind RLI does not own or monitor this account.  All inquiries to RLI must be made via Contact Us to reach us.


Sewer Rate Increase!

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.  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 Marcella Husted, Clerk, and Marna Bunting-Smith, Treasurer, @ 810-629-8631 with your questions, concerns, or complaints. 


2003 quarterly rate: $60.00 (Runyan Lake Community Septic System)

2004 quarterly rate: $75.00 (Livingston Regional Sewer System)


          2007 quarterly rate:  $117.01

 Jan. 2010 quarterly rate:  $136.50

 Oct. 2010 quarterly rate:  $160.75

 Jan. 2011 quarterly rate:  $165.75

April 2012 quarterly rate:  $170.50
April 2013 quarterly rate:  $185.50

 Jan. 2014 quarterly rate:  $201.25

 Jan. 2015 quarterly rate:  $205.70

 Jan. 2016 quarterly rate:  $212.89

Jan 2017 (current) rate: $219.25

Rate details can be found on the Sewer page.


We now pay $877/yr for sewer service, an increase of $637/yr (265%) since 2003!  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!



What's New Web Page

Want to quickly know what has recently changed on our website?  Try our What's New? page!!





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.

Runyan Lake Inc.

PO Box 105

 Fenton, MI  48430-0105, USA

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