Runyan Lake Inc.

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



Lost & Found
About Us!
Contact Us
Annual Dues
Boat Ramp
Boating Safety
Community Notices
Dates & Events
Fish & Water Studies
Garbage Collection
Geese Management
General Meetings
History of Runyan Lake
Invasive Species
Lake Information
Minutes & Newsletters
Mute Swans
Other Associations
Photo Galleries
Other Contacts
RLHAI Website
RLPPOA Website
Runyan Lake "Stuff"
Sewer System
Vision & Mission
Water Level
Water Management
Water Quality
Weed Treatment
What's New?
Tyrone Twp. News
Privacy Policy





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.


Click any link below for information

Report a sewer alarm or sewer leak

Realtors & Title Companies click HERE

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 ice conditions*:  Danger/Unsafe  (3/23/23)

There is no ice on the majority of the lake.

*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! 

Note:  RLI does not test ice conditions around the lake.  This safety assessment is determined by general 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.

Index:  Good:  Ice conditions believed to be safe but always use caution and check ice conditions as you go.

            Fair:  Ice conditions believed good except along shore lines, near the ski course, and near the Denton Creek

                     inlet.  As always, check ice conditions as you go.

            Caution:  Ice conditions are inconsistent around the lake, with some areas being unsafe.  Use caution!

            Danger/Unsafe:  Ice is not safe to walk on.

            Not Determined:  Ice is present on the lake surface but the quality of the ice has not been determined.


Quick links to our Announcements

Aquatic Weed Control

Boat Ramp Access Community Notices Facebook Page
2023 Fireworks Fishing Contest Garbage Collection Goose Control
History of Runyan Lake Lost & Found/Classifieds New to Runyan Lake? Purple Loosestrife
Realtor & Title Company Link Sewer Rate Increase Fall General Meeting Water Quality Testing
What's New?   Cove/Dock/Ramp Update  

2023 Dues Invoices

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 meeting synopsis and draft meeting minutes can be found below.

Fall General Meeting

Friday, September 2, 2022

(Labor Day weekend)


Agenda with Financial Report

Fall 2022 Newsletter & Meeting Notice

Minutes of Spring  2022 General Meeting

Meeting Synopsis

Draft Minutes of Fall 2022 General Meeting

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.  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 8.02).

Click HERE for more ramp use information.

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:

Gate Keepers

Name Contact Information
Dan Cypher 810-730-9311
Mike Ostrowski 810-287-6983
Tim Polakowski 810-965-6298
Jim Sporer 810-399-5669


Cove Dredging/Ramp/Dock Update

  • Cove 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.  On hold due to ramp extension issue.
  • 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.  On hold - depth of unstable soil at end of ramp much deeper then thought.  Proposed extension technique will not work.  Need to identify new method/strategy for extension before we can dredge the cove.
  • 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.  Will present membership with options to choose from.
  • Letter from ASTI as requested during Spring General Membership Meeting.  ASTI Letter
  • Permit application submitted to EGLE and acknowledged, HPM-Q73N-2RD68.
  • Permit granted 12/22/2022, WRP036103.
  • Livingston County permit received 2/13/23.
  • Dredging underway 2/15/23.
  • Dredging completed 2/17/23.

Community Notices


4/9/22:  Garbage Collection rates from Dougies are increasing.  Go to the Garbage Collection page for more information.



11/6/2017:  Garbage Collection email

See the new garbage collection opportunity for Runyan Lake residents.  Go to the Garbage Collection page for more information.


For previous Community Notices click here.

Aquatic Weed Control

Our weed control contractor for 2023 is Aqua-Weed Control Inc. 

Expect our first cove and channel algae treatment in early June and our first general weed treatment in mid June.

Please see the weed control page for the annual treatment notice, current treatment map, current treatment notice, treatment dates, and more details. 

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

Fishing Contest

The 2022 fishing contest was June 24th - July 1st.  2022 results are on the 2022 fishing page.  See the fishing page for more details.  The flyer is also here.

Classified Ads

Don't forget to check the classifieds page periodically.  There might be something there you want or need!  New wanted items posted!

Lost & Found
Please submit your items via email and check the Lost & Found page if you might be missing something. 


The 2023 fireworks are scheduled for Saturday, July 1st.

 See the Fireworks page for more information.

Runyan Lake Garbage Collection Group Rate Available

We still 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!

Goose Control
For 2023 we are required to participate in nest and egg destruction.  More information is expected in April.  See the Goose Management page for more information about goose control.

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

Water Quality Testing
2022 samples were collected 6/21 and 8/16.  All results are within the safe range.  See the Water Quality page for 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 Alert

Purple Loosestrife matures in the late summer/early fall.  If you 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.  More information and pictures can be found 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.  

Facebook Group Name: Runyan Lake Association. 

People must be approved to be part of the group!


Please note:  RLI does not own or monitor the Facebook account.  All inquiries to RLI must be made via Contact Us to reach us. 


Official RLI communications are sent from and are displayed on this website.


Sewer Rate Increase!

Jan 2022 (current) rate: $249.00 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 complaints. 


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

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

  • 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!


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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