COVE POINT BEACH ASSOCIATION, INC. UPDATE – NOVEMBER 26, 2019

1.  2019 Dues and Road Maintenance Covenant Fee Collections – The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that as of this date there are only 9 property owners out of 179 that have not paid.  This is a delinquency rate of 5 percent.  The national delinquency rate for homeowners associations is 10 percent.

2.  Approved 2020 Budget – Attached for your information is the 2020 budget as approved by the Association membership at the August 24, 2019 Annual Meeting. 

3.  2020 Association Dues – As before, the Association’s dues include the annual road maintenance fee included in the covenants to every deed in the community.  Any property owner who declines to pay dues, must still pay the road maintenance fee by June 1.  Since this contractual fee is adjusted annually as determined by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the amount of the 2020 roads fee will be announced next Spring when CPI figures for 2019 become available. 

As a reminder, at the Association’s Spring Meeting on May 28, 2019, the membership approved the first increase in Association dues in over a decade. The 2020 dues structure is as follows:

Developed Properties (property with a house):

– $180 for 1stdeveloped property regardless of occupancy

– $100 for each additional developed property regardless of occupancy

Undeveloped Lots:

– $60 for each undeveloped lot.  This is a discount from the Covenant Road Maintenance fee and is offered to members who own only undeveloped lots, or who also pay regular dues and who pay by June 1.

The deadline for payment of dues will continue to be June 1.  An invoice will be sent to all property owners in April 2020.

4.  Summertime Security – Over the winter, the Board will be reviewing the hours of patrol to determine the effectiveness of the changes made for 2019.   If you have any comments, please forward them to president@covepointbeach.com

In closing, I want to wish everyone an enjoyable and safe holiday season.  

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Reminder: Fall Meeting and Community Happy Hour

This is a reminder that the Fall meeting of the Association will be held this coming Saturday, August 24 from 10 am to 11:30 am at the Southern Community Center in Lusby.  Please join us and bring a neighbor.  

If you have not sent in your RSVP for the Happy Hour, please do so ASAP but not later than Thursday.  See specifics below.

HAPPY HOUR for Association Members …

Date and Time:  Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 4 – 6 pm

Location:           10984 Chesapeake Drive (corner of Lighthouse and Chesapeake Drive)                                       

B.Y.O. drink, chair and appetizer to share 

Our own Cove Point celebrity chef will be cooking pulled pork and coleslaw 

Cost:  By donation ($5 per person)

Please RSVP by August 22 to Allison or Denise to let us know if you will be attending

Ahaines9114@yahoo.com (Allison) or Davidson159@gmail.com(Denise)  

Safety – August 2019

Please remind your family and guests not to swim on the north side of the point/lighthouse; it is prohibited by Calvert County.  Last weekend there were unattended children swimming north of the point but fortunately one of our neighbors called out to them and got them out of the water safely.  Thanks, Jim!  As many on you know, three years ago this month, three adults drowned at the point and we certainly don’t want a repeat of those tragic deaths.

Also, if you drive a golf cart here in Cove Point, please drive carefully and remember that there are lots of folks walking around and riding bikes, both day and night.  There have been several close calls recently, so please drive slowly and defensively.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer.

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc. 

Classes at Cove Point Pool

Calvert County Parks & Recreation (CCPR) will be offering classes at Cove Point Pool Monday through Thursday for the weeks of August 12th and August 19th. Classes run from 9am to 9:45 am. Anyone wishing to participate must register through the CCPR website. For more information you can contact the Edward T. Hall Aquatics Center at 410-414-8350.

Meeting Notice and Absentee Ballot

The Fall Meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. membership will be held on Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. thru 11:30 a.m.  Again this year we will meet at the Southern Community Center In Lusby, MD.

In the event you will be unable to attend, please complete and return the attached absentee ballot so that it is received not later than Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

As we get closer to the meeting date you will receive the meeting agenda, minutes from the May 2019 meeting, treasurer’s report and the proposed 2020 budget.

We look forward to seeing everyone on August 24…and bring a neighbor so that we have more participation.

Regards,

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

COVE POINT BEACH ASSOCIATION, INC. UPDATE – JULY 16, 2019

1. Association Fall Meeting – Mark your calendars…our next membership meeting will be on Saturday, August 24 starting at 10 am. Details to follow.

2. Cove Point Road – We have learned from the state of Maryland, Department of Natural Resources, that it was SMECO that sprayed and killed the trees below their power lines along Cove Point Road. It was not Dominion. This is all the information we have at this time.

3. Road Work – Road work here in Cove Point is expected to begin in the next few days. Please drive slowly and be mindful of the workers performing this work.

4. Tree Trimming – We are in the process of obtaining quotes to have some of the trees on Association owned property trimmed to improve the visibility at our intersections. We expect to have this work performed over the next few weeks.

Stay cool this week!

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Association Update

COVE POINT BEACH ASSOCIATION, INC.

UPDATE – JUNE 7, 2019

1.  2019 Association Dues – If you haven’t paid your 2019 association dues, please pay them now.  We need everyone to contribute so that we can maintain this beautiful community.   An invoice is attached for your convenience.

2.   Road Repairs – Some temporary repairs were performed over the holiday weekend while waiting for the contractor to perform a more complete and substantial repair later this month.

3.  New Security Patrol Hours – As announced at the Spring Association Meeting, the duty hours of our security officers have been changed.  The new hours are from 6:30 pm thru 10:30 pm effective the Memorial Day weekend.  There will be a more focused enforcement of the parking rules as it relates to non-residents parking at the entrances to the beach.   If you have any issues or concerns and need to get in touch with security, please call 911 or the non-emergency number: 410-535-2800. The dispatcher will notify the closest sheriff.  Since our security team are off-duty sheriffs they should be the first to respond.

4.  Beach Clean Up & Fish Fry – Thanks to all those who participated in the annual beach clean up which was followed by a picnic.  Thanks to the hosts, our fishermen that provided the great tasting catfish, and residents that brought a dish to share. All had a good time.

5.  Association Elections –There are two seats on the Board of Directors that will become vacant in August.  Matt Lehtonen and Paul Plattner currently hold these seats and both are running again. If you would like to run for election, contact Larry Hultberg by July 1 at: VP@covepointbeach.com.

6.   Fall Association Meeting & Elections – Mark your calendars for our next Association meeting to be held on Saturday, August 24.  Details to follow. 

7.  Cancer Society Relay for Life – Again this year, Jean Maliuat collected for this worthy cause and wanted to let you know that $430 was collected.  Thanks to all CPBA members who contributed. 

Have a great summer!

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Parking Stickers

The 2019 – 2020 Cove Point Beach Association Parking Permit stickers have arrived!  A valid parking permit is required for association members wanting to park at one of the beach entrances, including loading and unloading.  As only association members with a valid parking permit may park at a beach entrance, Association member’s guests must park their vehicles on the member’s property.   

Parking permits will only be provided to Association members in good standing, i.e., your Association annual dues or road maintenance covenant fees are paid.  You can request up to two (2) parking permit stickers per household by contacting board member, Tony Pompa at: security@covepointbeach.com.  To process your request, we will need your Cove Point address; phone number; year, make and model of your car(s); and license plate number(s)/state of issuance.  Once we receive your information and verify your dues/fees status, either board member Tony Pompa or Mark Rokala will deliver the permit(s) on the weekends. 

Once you receive your parking permit, you need to affix the sticker to the rear window of your vehicle and no place else.  Vehicles parked at any beach entrance and not displaying a valid CPBA Parking Permit sticker will receive a warning and may be subject to towing at the vehicle owner’s expense. 

See this attachment for additional information. 

Thanks,

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Reminders!

This is a quick reminder that the Association’s spring meeting is today, Saturday, May 18, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Southern Community Center in Lusby.  Following the meeting we will have the annual beach cleanup and picnic…see the attachment for details and RSVP if you plan on attending the beach cleanup/picnic.

One other reminder…if you have not yet paid your 2019 association dues, please do so now. 

We look forward to seeing everyone.

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Spring Association Meeting

Please join us for the upcoming Association’s Spring Membership Meeting, scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 am to 12 Noon.  Again this year, we will be meeting at the Southern Community Center, 20 Appeal Lane in Lusby.  Attached are several documents in preparation for this meeting.

The 2019 Dues Invoice is also attached.  Please note that dues are to be paid not later than June 1, 2019.  If you have already paid your 2019 dues, please ignore this notice.

The annual beach and common area cleanup will be held on May 18 after the Association meeting.  We need volunteers to spend an hour or two cleaning up the beach.  Please sign-up by sending an email to me and we’ll put you on the list; more details to follow.

One final item, the Association’s website crashed in April. Thanks to Larry Hultberg for working this issue and getting us back online. 

See you in May.

Paul Plattner
President