2023 Dues & Assessments
The total annual membership dues, capital contribution, TV and Internet, and special assessment for the 2022/2023 season will be $2,353 and will be on your October 1st statement as follows:
2023 Annual Dues $1,377
2023 Annual Capital 200
Total Dues/Capital $1,577
2023 Annual TV and Internet* 426
Special Assessment – Golf Course (8 of 10)** 150
Capital Reserve Fund Assessment (6 of 10)*** 200
Total 2023 Dues & Assessments $2,353
-The cost-of-living increase for the total annual dues/capital contribution is 8.6% or $125.
*At the annual election held August 20, 2022, the membership approved a requirement that all memberships be required to participate in the new bulk TV and Internet programming which reduced each member’s cost of cable by 80%, in comparison to residential market pricing.
**At the annual election held August 15, 2015, the membership approved a ten-year annual golf course assessment to be used for golf course operations and capital assessments.
***At the annual election held August 19, 2017, the membership approved a ten-year annual Capital Reserve Fund assessment, which shall be dedicated to capital expenditures, as listed, and reviewed annually, on the 10-year Capital budget estimate, beginning in fiscal year 2017/18.
Dues, Capital Contributions, and Special Assessments are billed every October 1st. All charges to your account must be paid in full by October 25th to avoid service charges.
6 Month Payment Plan
Six monthly installments to pay the dues & assessments only in the amount of $406.91 will be due by the 25th of every month October through March. Dues can also be paid in advance by making 2-5 payments, as long as you keep your account under the maximum monthly balances outlined below:
Monthly Payment $406.91
(Plus 1.5% interest on the unpaid monthly balance)
Monthly Maximum Balance
October 25: $1,975.28
November 25: 1,591.90
December 25: 1,202.76
January 25: $807.79
February 25: $406.89
March 25: $0.00
Again, balances must be at or below these amounts.
Payment Plan Terms & Conditions (Very Important!)
The payment plan option includes only the dues, capital contributions, TV and Internet, special assessments, and related service charges. The payment plan does not include any other fees and charges billed to your account each month. You must add all other charges for services, electric, state unit tax, etc. to the monthly installment amount of $406.91. As dues and assessments are billed and payable October 1st, a missed payment under the payment plan, 60 days from October 1st, will result in magnetic card deactivation and additional charges will apply for reactivation. Your payments on account are due in the office on or before the 25th of the month. Accounts 60 days past due result in deactivation of membership cards which are $35 each to reactivate. Failure to make payments within the payment schedule, will result in the member’s ineligibility of using the installment plan and your remaining balance will be due in full at that time.
SERVICE CHARGES:A service charge of 1.5% (18% APR) applies after the 25th day of each month on the unpaid balance on your account. Minimum Service Charges apply. We do not accept post-dated checks. Payment timeliness cannot be determined by postmark dates as we cannot guarantee timely delivery by the post office. Sandy Pines is not responsible for email statements that aren’t received due to users spam/junk mail filters or electronic transmission issues. Sandy Pines is not responsible for paper statements lost in the mail or those delayed by mail forwarding issues. Billing statements are available online through Member Web Access 24/7/365. We will not waive extra service charges due to conditions out of our control.
- There is no extra charge to make monthly payments on credit cards, by check or with cash at Member Service or at the Public Safety Services. Member Service is open Mon-Fri from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Public Safety Services is open 24 hours/day and although they can take payments, they aren’t able to handle billing issues. Checks can also be left in the drop box on the north side of the Member Service Entrance. If checks are put in the drop box after 8:00 am on the 25th of each month, they may not be processed until the next business day.
- Checks can be mailed to Member Service at 2745 136th Street Hopkins, MI 49328. Checks must be received and processed by 4:00 pm on the 25th of each month to avoid 1.5% service charges on the unpaid balance or to keep accounts from going delinquent. Please write legibly and make sure to add your site number to the note section of your check.
ONLINE BILL PAY
- Most banks offer free online bill pay which gives you the ability to add Sandy Pines into your bill pay contacts and setup recurring payments. The bank will mail Sandy Pines a check with the amount and due date you specify. Please make sure to add your site number to the notes section of your check and allow time for proper delivery before the 25th.
ONLINE OR BY PHONE
- Credit card payments processed online through your Member Web Access or by phone are charged a 3% processing fee. This fee is processed by our bank since online and phone payments are less secure forms of payment. Unfortunately, there is no avoiding the fee. However, for immediate payments on your account, this is a good option.
Sandy Pines Bylaws, Article III, Section 6, Effect of Nonpayment of Annual Dues, Special Assessments, Capital Assessments or Other Charges: The nonpayment of any annual dues, special assessments, capital assessments, or other amount due and/or owed to Sandy Pines by a member within sixty (60) days after the same shall become due and payable, shall result in the automatic termination or suspension of the membership, and all rights and privileges related thereto except the right to vote at annual or special elections. The terminated or suspended member shall NOT have the right to recover any monies from Sandy Pines.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The payment plan option includes only the dues, capital contributions, cable, special assessments, and related service charges. The payment plan does not include any other fees and charges billed to your account each month. You must add all other charges for services, electric, state unit tax, etc. to the monthly installment amount.
No. A service charge of 1.5% (18% APR) applies after the 25th day of each month on the unpaid balance on your account.
Dividing your current balance by 6 doesn’t take into account quarterly electric and state tax that will be billed and payable in October and January. It also doesn’t take into account anything else that may end up getting billed to your account.
Yes! There is no penalty to pay your balance off early, you’ll actually pay less interest. So feel free to pay ahead or pay it off anytime but just make sure you keep at or below the monthly balances.
No & Yes. There is no charge to pay onsite at Sandy Pines with a credit card. Member Service is open Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can also make credit card payments 24 hours/day at Public Safety Services main gate office.
Credit card payments processed online through your Member Web Access or by phone are charged a 3% processing fee. This fee is processed by our bank since online and phone payments are less secure forms of payment. Unfortunately there is no avoiding the fee. However in the event you need to make an immediate payment on your account, this is a good option.
A missed payment or failure to make payments within the payment schedule, will result in the member’s ineligibility of using the installment plan and your remaining balance will be due in full at that time.
If you miss a payment and become 60 days past due, your membership cards will be deactivated and you’ll loose access to the park until your account is paid in full plus the $35 per card reactivation fee. The 60 days begins October 1st. Thus, if you make October’s payment, but miss November’s payment, your account is 60 days past due.
If your account is not paid in full immediately you risk automatic termination of your membership as per the Sandy Pines Bylaws:
D. The Membership By-laws state in Article III, Section 6, that the nonpayment of any annual membership dues, special assessments, or other charges due and/or owing to Sandy Pines by a member within 60 (sixty) days after the same, shall become due and payable, and shall result in automatic termination of the membership and all rights and privileges relating thereto. The terminated member shall not have the right to recover from Sandy Pines any monies.