Runyan Lake Inc.

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



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History of Runyan Lake
Invasive Species
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Mute Swans
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RLHAI Website
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Water Quality
Weed Treatment
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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.


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 

 Click for the latest Fenton weather forecast.



Runyan Lake water temperature*:  70oF (9/21/23).  *@ 2.5 foot water depth (middle of lake may be cooler)


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  

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

Fall 2023 Newsletter & Spring General Meeting Notice

Draft Minutes of Spring 2023 General Meeting

Agenda with Financial Report

Proxy Ballot *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 8/6/23:

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.

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. 
  • 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.  Options presented to membership during Fall General Meeting.
  • 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 and ramp improvement completed 2/17/23.
  • Ramp lot restoration and grading - completed 6/10/23.
  • Improved turnaround area - completed.
  • Dock to be repaired in sections.  North 15' disassembled, restructuring to follow.

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. 

Our general aquatic weed treatment occurred on June 14th.

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 2023 fishing contest was June 23rd - June 30th.  See the fishing page for more details.


Waiting for 2023 result for posting.

2022 results are on the 2022 fishing page.   

Classified Ads

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 items posted


Our 2023 fireworks display was 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 egg collection and nest destruction.  If you are willing to help please see the Goose Management 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.

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

Water Quality Testing
2023 samples were collected June 20th and August 8th.  All results are within the safe range.  See the 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 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, 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 Facebook account.  All inquiries to RLI must be made via Contact Us to reach us. 

Facebook Group Name: Runyan Lake Association. 

People must be approved to be part of the group!


Official RLI communications are sent from 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 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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