Lake Bel-Air

Property Owners Association

Hillsdale, Michigan

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Annual Meeting - August 23, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

The Annual Meeting of Lake Bel-Air Property Owners will be held on August 23, 2013 2:00 pm at the Adams Township Hall (5675 Knowles Road, North Adams).


Happy 4th of July Residents!

Thank you all coming out to the boat parade.  What an amazing sense of community we are building!  Check out the Photo gallery for a few pictures from today's parade.  We will work on getting images of all of the boats (there were 20!!!!) up soon.

The Winner of the $25 prize?  The hale and hearty crew of the USS Pirate Ship! 

Next regularly scheduled board meeting: July 16,2014, 6:30 p.m. at the North Adams Library.

  • There is no question that the North Adams Library is a great community resource and a friend to the Lake. They are currently funding a roof campaign and are accepting donations for a roof replacement that must happen in August of 2014. Please consider donating to this great cause!  (Donations are being accepted by the Librarian)

 Check out the new pictures in the photo gallery!


The Board is pleased to announce that Steven Sczytko has joined the Association Board and will be completing Mike Mascarenas' term.  Welcome Aboard Steve!

We are seeking nominations for upcoming vacancies due to ends of terms.  Please contact Duane Chase or Joyce Osenbaugh!

Click on each member's name to learn more about them.

Contact us via the "CONTACT US" tab on this website.


Joyce and her husband Dean have two children, Luke and Hunter. Joyce’s hobbies and interests are kayaking, writing, photography, youth sports and gourmet cooking. She has 20 plus years of corporate experience in both private and Fortune 100 companies. She is skilled in contracts and finance, as well as purchasing, technology, administration, and strategic planning. She seeks to serve on the Board because it is an opportunity to share her enthusiasm and commitment to Lake Bel-Air and its community. She seeks to serve as a small thank you to the lake, her neighbors and new found friends.

Bio coming soon!
DUANE CHASE (Treasurer)

Duane was born in Adams township and graduated from North Adams High school. He entered the U.S.Navy and later worked for 30 years for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co as an Operating Engineer in the Powerhouse. He then started Chase's Wood Shop, retired in 2010, and moved to Lake Bel-Air.

In order to get better representation of the lake area, Duane was elected to the serve in the capacity of an Adams Township Trustee.

Elizabeth and her husband Karl-Rainer have owned property on the lake since 1993. She has always held a keen interest in lake affairs since Karl-Rainer served on the Board in the late 1990s. She works on contract from time-to-time as a cross-cultural consultant delivering coaching to executives and their families who are relocating overseas, or coming to the USA, to do business. She is actively involved in the Bridges Out of Poverty initiative here in Hillsdale County. She loves to read and to cook.

Bio coming soon!


Welcome to our lake. We are a community of 119 homeowners. Some of us live here permanently. Many of us live in Ohio and other parts of Michigan and come to the lake from time-to-time for recreation. If you are new to the lake, please contact our Welcome Committee Chair, Kathy Knight via the Contact Form on this website.


Lake Bel-Air is a private lake with boat access limited to property owners and their immediate family. You will also find the By-Laws and a copy of the Perpetual Covenant posted on this website. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with these documents. Also posted are board meeting agendas and minutes, general announcements, information about weed control and treatment dates, news about fish species and stocking as well as other wild life information. The What's On and the Clubs and Organizations Sections will give you direct links to websites that are automatically updated so you will always stay current on things to do locally. Please make this website your website of first choice for the area.


This is YOUR website! Please send us photos of your lake activities as well as articles that you think will be of interest to other residents. We will post them on this website. You will see many gaps in the information displayed on the site. This is because the site is in development. We would appreciate any information that you can send us to fill these gaps!  Please use the Contact Page to reach us.


We encourage you to take an active part in the affairs of the lake by attending Board Meetings and by giving us your suggestions and opinions. In order to extend our outreach to you, please send us your e-mail address, either directly via the above Lake Bel-Air e-mail address, or via the contact form on this site.



If you hear of newcomers to the lake, or if you are newcomers, please contact us via the “Contact Us” form  below, and the ladies will bring you a basket of goodies and of information about the lake.

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If you hear of newcomers to the lake, or if you are newcomers, please contact us via the “Contact Us” form below, and the ladies will bring you a basket of goodies and of information about the lake.


If you have an item to add to the newsletter, please use the contact form on this website.


Any volunteers to organize some social events?  Please contact us via the Contact Form on this website.



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