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Paul Plattner

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Spring Meeting and Association Dues

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Association Members: It’s that time of year, so mark your calendars for our Spring Association Meeting scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10 am at the Southern Community Center. Your new Board of Directors has been busy so come and hear what’s going on.  Doors open at 9 am, come early, help set up and introduce yourself to a Board member.

We have a couple of activities planned over the next few months to include the annual beach clean up on SaturdayMay 19that 1 pm.  Think about volunteering for one of our community projects or being a board member.  We’re having fun, so join us!

The 2018 Association dues are due June 1 and the Dues Invoice is available here.  We need everyone to pay their dues and support our ongoing community projects.  If you have already paid your 2018 dues, thank you and ignore this invoice.  If not, you can pay by check or via PayPal (it’s only $5 more to cover the PayPal fees.)  Instructions are provided below.  Also here is the 2017 Audit Report for your review.

I look forward to seeing all of you next month.

Paul Plattner, President

CPBA, Inc.


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Tanker Offshore

Received this 10 minutes ago.


Good afternoon Paul and Dan,

We have been informed that the U.S. Coast Guard has directed the LNG transport ship that’s scheduled to take on LNG from our facility to anchor overnight tonight offshore from your communities.

The ship is expected to arrive after sundown tonight, set anchor in the USCG-designated area, and depart around sunrise tomorrow for our offshore platform.

We have been reassured that this is not going to be a routine activity. We have been told that this action is related to the security screening process that’s part of the Coast Guard’s security program for LNG transport vessels.

I’ll keep you advised if we learn of any change in plans.

Thank you.

Karl R. Neddenien
Maryland Media/Community Relations Manager
Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Business Center
Please note my new address and phone number
80 Anchorage Lane
Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-326-5729
Mobile: 804-317-5267

Tanker anchored off of Cove Point


Good morning, Paul.

Alan Spahr was kind enough to provide your email address so that I can share some information about the ship that’s anchored offshore right now. You may wish to share it with the members of your Homeowners’ Association.

An LNG transport ship has received authorization from the U.S. Coast Guard to set anchor offshore from the Dominion Energy Cove Point (DECP) LNG terminal pending berthing at the terminal’s offshore platform.

The ship’s arrival is related to the final commissioning process for the DECP liquefaction process. Production of LNG began in late January.

Please consider me your point of contact with the Cove Point LNG terminal and let me know of any issues, concerns or suggestions you may have.

I look forward to meeting you some day.


Karl R. Neddenien
Maryland Media/Community Relations Manager
Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG Business Center
Please note my new address and phone number
80 Anchorage Lane
Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-326-5729
Mobile: 804-317-5267

Dominion’s Cove Point plant is up and running

Just in case you have not heard, Dominion’s Cove Point plant is up and running…see below.
From Politico Energy Online:
COVE POINT STARTS PRODUCTION: Dominion Energy’s Cove Point began producing liquefied natural gas at its new facility undergoing commissioning in Lusby, Md., the company said. “All major equipment has been operated and is being commissioned as expected following a comprehensive round of testing and quality assurance activities,” Dominion said. The facility is expected to begin commercial production in March.
Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Mail Delivery

One of our neighbors has passed along a request from our U. S. Mail carrier… specifically, that homeowners shovel in front of their mailbox so that the carrier does not get her car stuck in the snow when there is a large accumulation.
Stay warm,
Paul Plattner

Cove Point Beach Association – Update – Jan/2018



I hope that everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season and you’re staying warm during this cold spell. Remember to check on your elderly neighbors and friends to ensure that they are warm and safe.

Here’s an update of what has been going on over the past few months:

  1.  The newly re-instituted Hospitality Committee has met a couple of times to revamp the welcome package and information to be shared with new neighbors.  Please contact Larry Hultberg ( if you know of a new homeowner settling in here at Cove Point.
  2. We’ve also started the redesign process to update our community’s website (  We should have it completed in a few weeks, so stay tuned for more information.
  3. The 2017 audit of the Association’s financial accounting will be performed later this winter.  The results will be presented at the Association’s Spring meeting on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10 am so mark your calendars.  As usual we’ll be meeting at the Appeal Community Center.  More details to follow.
  4. Volunteers are needed for our spring beach and road clean-ups in the April/May time frames (dates to be determined.)  As you have probably noted, there’s at least one dead tree and there’s a lot of brush overgrowth along Lighthouse Blvd as you enter the community.  We’ll need just a few hours of your time on a Saturday for this clean-up event.  By doing this work ourselves, we can save several thousand dollars.  So, if you can help out, send me a quick email at and we’ll put your name on the list and will coordinate with you as the time gets closer.
  5. An ecumenical service to celebrate the life of long-time resident, Simeon Brooker, will be held at Washington’s National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Avenue N. W. on Monday, January 29 at 10 am.

Paul Plattner


Cove Point Beach Association – Update – Oct/2017



On behalf of your recently elected Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. (CPBA) Board of Directors, we want to introduce ourselves and let you know what we have been working on since the fall meeting and election was held.  Listed below are a few highlights:

1 – Election: Six new Board members were elected (*) and three Board Members continue their terms of office.  They are:

  • Paul Plattner, President *
  • Larry Hultberg, Vice President *
  • Shawn Carroll, Corresponding Secretary
  • Trish David, Treasurer *
  • Mark Rokala, Corporate Secretary *
  • Carol Booker *
  • Fay Fratz
  • Matt Lehtonen
  • Tony Pompa *

2- Thank You: We want to sincerely thank those long-serving Board Members who recently left the Board…Alan Spahr, Nip Ritter, and Wayne Shipp.  Without their dedication and service Cove Point Beach would not be the great place that it is.  Thanks for all that you have done. As there are only three Board members from the previous Board, the new Board members are on a quick learning curve and we thank all the folks who are sharing there time to educate us and get as moving in the right direction.  A big thank you also goes to Marti Leland who led the Nomination Committee and got enough candidates so we once again have a fully staffed Board of Directors.

3- Committee Appointments: The appointment of five committee chairs have been made and we are looking for volunteers, in good standing, from the community who desire to serve as co-chairs and members on these committees.  The Committees and Chairpersons are:

  • Beach – Shawn Carroll
  • Hospitality – Larry Hultberg
  • Membership – Trish David
  • Roads – Matt Lehtonen
  • Security – Tony Pompa

If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please let us know.

4- Regular Communications: As your new Board moves forward, it is our desire to keep our community informed.  One of the first things we are working on is revamping  the CPBA website and establishing an e-mail system for the Board to use to communicate with our members .  As you see from this email, I’m using a Cove Point Beach email address…you can this address to contact me  We will be establishing new email addresses for the other Board officers as well.  Additionally, we are identifying several priorities for the Board and the community to work on.  Possible priorities under consideration include:  enforcement of the parking rules for non-resident parking on the roads at the beach walkways; springtime beach and road cleanup; updating the CPBA phone directory; and planning appropriate summertime community activities.  We will keep you posted as to our progress.

In closing, as we move forward we want to hear your ideas on how to make Cove Point Beach an even greater community to be part of.  To accomplish this, we do need volunteers to assist us.  So, if you are interested in being involved as a member on any of the Board committees (see item #3 above) and or volunteer for any of our community projects and activities, please let us know.


Paul Plattner


Info Needed to Access the North Beach

As many of you are aware, there have been some problems recently related to property owners and/or their guests accessing Dominion property (i.e., the north beach north of the no trespassing sign) as well as Dominion employees accessing CPBA property (i.e., our private roads). In order to address these problems and identify solutions, Lauren Kabler and myself met with Mike Frederick, V.P., LNG Operations, several weeks ago to discuss and establish mutually agreeable ground rules for accessing each other’s private property, as described below.

Before accessing the north beach north of the no trespassing sign (north beach), you should notify Dominion security. You may do so by calling 410-286-5130. If you do not notify Dominion security prior to accessing the north beach, you will likely be approached by a member of Dominion’s security staff and be asked to verify that you are a property owner and/or guest of a property owner.  Specifically,  Dominion has requested that we not walk in any of the restoration areas (clearly marked with signs) located north and south of the solid stone wall. Additionally, please avoid walking above the high tide line and in the dunes, and restrain your dog from doing the same. Our efforts in this regard will help reduce significant negative impacts to this sensitive ecological coastal resource. The north beach is home to dune stabilizing vegetation that includes Ammophila breviligulata, Distichlis spicata, and Spartina patens as well as rare plant species like Ammania latifolia and Carex hyalinolepis. Several turtle species, including diamond back terrapin, and the puritan tiger beetle are also found in this beach ecosystem.

Dominion will continue to access Poplar Drive as part of their security patrol. Dominion will also access other CPBA owned roads periodically to repair fencing, replace signage and remove trees falling from Dominion property onto CPBA property.  However, Dominion will not access other CPBA owned roads, for this work or any other, without first notifying CPBA. Upon notification by Dominion, CPBA will notify the community via the CPBA website at: .

It is our desire that by establishing simple ground rules related to accessing each other’s private property we can avoid problems in the future. It is often said that fences make good neighbors. These ground rules are an attempt to avoid having to put up any more “fences.” They also enable, despite any concern some of us may have related to the Dominion expansion, the continuation of the cordial and neighborly relationship our community has had with Dominion for decades.


CPBA Board