Neighborhood News

July 23, 2017

Friends and neighbors,
We hope you have been enjoying the summer! Here's what is going on in our neighborhood.

Be aware!

We have had a couple of safety concerns that we wanted to share with you. Recently a landscaper has had tools stolen out of his truck while working at a Briarwood residential property and a fellow resident had some things stolen out of his car overnight.

Despite these incidents, Briarwood is consistently one of the safest neighborhoods in Meridian Township but we must work to keep it this way. offers eight tips to keep our neighborhood safe, including:

  • Know your neighbors

    This cannot be emphasized enough. Know whether they work during the day, whether they have children (and, if so, what they look like), and what their needs are. Do you live next to an elderly couple that stays home, but sometimes needs help? Or is there a teenage driver in the family?  Are there small children you need to look out for? Knowing these things helps you be aware of who is in your neighborhood and what could be suspicious.
  • Keep up your yard, and encourage your neighbors to do the same

    A neighborhood with mowed lawns, flowers, and freshly painted homes looks like it’s cared for, and this alone can help deter crime. A well-kept yard also provides fewer places for suspicious persons to take cover. If there is a certain open lot or abandoned home that is an eyesore, work together as a neighborhood to clean up weeds, plant trees, and do a bit of fixing up on the exterior.
  • Encourage outdoor activity

    Go on walks with your neighbor, work in your yard, and let your kids play with the neighbors down the street. Organizing a neighborhood cookout can encourage people to feel more comfortable spending time out in the neighborhood as well.

Click here to read the rest of the tips.

Dates of interest

  • August 1, 7:00pm: National Night Out/Annual Ice Cream Social. Ice cream is served at at the Briarwood Pond and at the Raleigh cul-de-sac. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and talk with your neighbors in a casual outdoor setting and learn about neighborhood safety.
  • August 8: Vote on a proposed millage increase to fund EMS/Fire and Police. Read more about the proposal here. For general information about Township elections, click here.
  • September 12, 7:00-9:00pm: Monthly HOA meeting at the Meridian Senior Center.
  • September 17, 3:00-6:00pm: Neighborhood Tailgate. A picnic is held on at the Briarwood Recreation Park. Good food, good fun and good conversation for the entire family. If the weather is prohibitive, then the picnic will be held on the 24th.
  • October 17, 7:00-9:00pm: Monthly HOA meeting at the Meridian Senior Center.
  • October 29, 2:00-4:00pm: Halloween bike parade.
  • November 14, 7:00-9:00pm: Monthly HOA meeting at the Meridian Senior Center.
  • December 12, 7:00-9:00pm: Monthly HOA meeting at the Meridian Senior Center.
  • January 9, 7:00-9:00pm: Monthly HOA meeting at the Meridian Senior Center.
  • February 13, 7:00-9:00pm: Annual Association meeting