Association Update – December 31, 2018

COVE POINT BEACH ASSOCIATION, INC.
UPDATE – DECEMBER 31, 2018

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish everyone good health for the new year and hope your holidays were enjoyable.  Here’s a brief end-of-the-year update:

1.  Road Work:  The week before Christmas, during a brief break from the rain, we had road work performed on the beach side of Poplar Drive as well as had all the entrance ways leading off of Lighthouse Blvd. to the various cross streets reworked and pot holes filled in, etc.  Additionally, Board Member Matt Lehtonen is in the process of filing those pesky pot holes on the side streets.

2.  Dues Collections:  Since the Annual Meeting in August, Board Members Carol Booker, Larry Hultberg, Trish David and I have worked aggressively to collect outstanding 2018 dues as well as collecting dues for 2015, 2016 and 2017.  I am pleased to announce that we have been successful in reducing our 2018 delinquency rate to 10 percent, from 42 outstanding property owners down to 17.  This is the lowest delinquency rate on record!

This year, we have collected over $6,200 in outstanding dues for this same four-year period.  Part of this success is due to the fact that we continue to file suit in Maryland Small Claims Court.  Over the past 45-days, we have filed 11 suits totaling over $9,000 in delinquent fees. We have already settled out-of-court with four property owners and collected over $2,200.  For those that still have not payed, we have trial dates scheduled for January thru March 2019; we also anticipate filing additional suits in the spring.

3.  Audit Committee:  Again this year, Ted Hernandez will be conducting the 2018 audit in March.  We are looking for two volunteers to review the draft audit report prior to being submitted to the membership for approval.  If you are interested in participating, please contact me.

4.  May Membership Meeting – Mark your calendars for the next membership meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019 starting at 10 am.  More information to follow.

Again, happy New Year!

Paul Plattner
President