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 water temperature*:  72 degrees (9/14/20).  *@ 2.5 foot water depth (middle of lake may be cooler)


Quick links to our Announcements

History of Runyan Lake

Boat Ramp Access Aquatic Weed Control Community Notices
Water Quality Testing Fishing Contest Garbage Collection Facebook Page
Goose Control Lost & Found Purple Loosestrife Sewer Rate Increase
New to Runyan Lake? Realtor & Title Company Link What's New?  
For boating restrictions resulting from COVID-19 executive orders please click here, then select Boating.

For Livingston County COVID-19 information, including Tyrone Township cases, click here.

For the Livingston County COVID-19 interactive dashboard, click here.

The 2020 Fall General Membership Meeting proxy vote results

Proxy Ballot Voting Results -  A sincere thank you to those of you who took the time to return your proxy ballots.  The returns meet our bylaws requirements for a quorum.  One of the races was close, so we took extra time and care to independently audit and verify the count three times.  The final audited results are:


Other Notices/Information:

Weed Control – Milfoil is growing along the drop off zones around the lake, which is typical for this time of year.  Weed treatment notices will be posted on Friday for a Monday (9/21) treatment.  There are irrigation restrictions and a 24 hour swimming restriction associated with the treatment chemical Diquat.  Please refer to the yellow notice, the annual notice in your Spring Newsletter, or the Weed Treatment page of our website for more information regarding restrictions associated with Diquat.  A treatment map can be found on the Weed Control page.

Lost & Found – There are a large number of items on the Lost & Found website page.  Please let us know if the items reported to us as lost or found have been claimed so we can remove them.  Please note – there are a few recent found item posts for a chair tube and life vests.

Boat Ramp Access – Please refer to Page 3 of your Fall Newsletter for information regarding boat ramp access for fall/winter watercraft removal.

Fall General Meeting


Newsletter & Notice of Fall 2020 General Membership Meeting by proxy


Email to Members Fall 2020


Community Notices


8/29/2020:  The 8/29 Music on the Island event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.


8/5/2020:  The 8/9 Music on the Island event has been cancelled due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.


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.


For previous Community Notices click here.



Fishing Contest

The 2020 fishing contest was June 26th - July 3rd.  See the fishing page for more details and contest winners.

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!

Please check the Lost & Found page if you might be missing something.  MANY new **found** items posted.

History of Runyan Lake
Check out the history of Runyan Lake dating back to 1859 and see if the lake is natural or man made.

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.


In order to use the RLI boat ramp, our boat ramp use policy, consistent with our Bylaws is:

  • Your RLI annual dues for 2020 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)

  • Your state of Michigan watercraft registration must be current and displayed on the watercraft; (State law)

  • A 2020 RLI boat sticker must be present on the watercraft;

  • An RLI liability waiver should be on file.

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. This is State law effective 2019! Please protect your lake!


Renters must request boat stickers through the property owner.


Boat Ramp Access Help

In addition to the RLI Trustees you may also contact the following people to request access to the boat ramp:





Dan Cypher


Jim Sporer



Click HERE for more ramp use information.


New Boating Law Effective 2019

Michigan’s 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.



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, 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 (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 quarterly rate:  $219.25

Jan 2019 quarterly rate: $227.00

Jan 2020 (current) rate: $233.81 (click for detail)

Rate details can be found on the Sewer page.


We now pay $935/yr for sewer service, an increase of $695/yr (290%) 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 about the debt service charge we pay, and who's sewer service we are also paying for as a result! !


Aquatic Weed Control

A treatment for Milfoil around much of the lake will occur between 9/17 and 9/24.  Watch for the yellow notice signs.  See the weed control page for more information.  


Our weed control contractor for 2020 is Aqua-Weed Control Inc.  Please see the weed control page for the annual treatment notice, current treatment map, current treatment notice, treatment dates, and more details. 

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 keep in mind RLI does not own or monitor this account.  All inquiries to RLI must be made via Contact Us to reach us.

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

Classified Ads

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

Goose Control
Goose removal has been cancelled for 2020 by the State of Michigan.  You may humanely discourage the geese from your yards by using string, short fencing, whirligigs, predator decoys, etc.  Search the internet for suggestions.  See the Goose Management page for more information about goose control.

Purple Loosestrife Alert

Purple Loosestrife is now in season.  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 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.

Water Quality Testing
Samples were collected on 6/22/2020 and 8/11/2020.  All readings are well within safe limits.  See the Water Quality page for details.

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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