COVE POINT BEACH ASSOCIATION, INC. UPDATE – MAY 22, 2020

The Season Begins – With warm weather predicted and easing of some stay at home orders, we have seen an increased number of trespassers using our beaches.  In order to try to minimize any issues, we have additional temporary signs that will be used to let people know there is no public beach access here in Cove Point.  Therefore, we are asking you to use the beachfront access points for loading and unloading this weekend.  If you do leave your vehicle parked there, you must have a valid 2019 – 2020 Cove Point Beach Association issued parking sticker displayed on your windshield or rear window. Your guests should park at your property and not at the beachfront.  

Summertime Security – Our security patrols begin this weekend.  Off-duty Calvert County sheriff deputies will patrol in the evenings with a few additional hours on Monday.

Public Gatherings – The social distancing rules are still in place in Calvert County.  Therefore, groups of 10 people or more are not allowed to congregate on the beach (or elsewhere) and need stay 6 feet apart.  If you see any unlawful activity, you should call the County Sheriff’s non-emergency number at 410-535-2800.

Swimming/Wading at the Point – To ensure a safe season, please remind your family and friends not to swim or wade at and around the point due to dangerous rip currents.    

Road Safety – As the season begins, we have more children and adults walking and riding bikes on our roads.  So please remember the speed limit on Lighthouse Blvd. is 25 MPH and it’s 15 MPH and on Calvert Blvd. and the side roads.  Let’s all do our part to keep everyone safe this season.

2020 Annual Dues – Remember that dues are to be paid not later than June 1.  If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at: President@covepointbeach.com

In closing, the Board of Directors hopes everyone has a great summer and remember you might not know all of the owners and family members who are a part of our community. Let’s do our best to resolve any issues in a way that helps us remain friends and neighbors during this challenging time. 

Stay safe,

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

2020 Dues

Dear Cove Point Beach Property Owners:

Dues are to paid not later than June 1 either by check (using the invoice here) or going to our website and use Square (we are no longer using PayPal). If you have already paid your 2020 dues, please ignore this invoice.

We understand some of you may be encountering financial hardships due to being laid-off as a result of the coronavirus. If this is the case, please contact me and let me know what your situation is. We will be happy to work with you on this matter during this most difficult time. The best way to reach me is by email at… President@covepointbeach.com

We are hopeful life will be returning to a more normal state and we can hold our Fall Meeting scheduled for Saturday, August 29. Additional details will be provided as the date approaches.

Stay safe,
Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Grocery Shopping in Calvert County

FYI…Citing overcrowding in grocery and convenience stores, the Calvert County Health Department is asking customers to “voluntarily limit trips for groceries to once every five days” on the following schedule:

  • Last name starting with A-C shop on dates ending with 0 and 5
  • Last name starting with D-G shop on dates ending with 1 and 6
  • Last name starting with H-L shop on dates ending with 2 and 7
  • Last name starting with M-R shop on dates ending with 3 and 8
  • Last name starting with S-Z shop on dates ending with 4 and 9

Stay safe,

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Local Open Restaurants – April 8, 2020

Our neighbors next door at the Cove of Calvert subdivision prepared a list of local restaurants/food trucks that are open for carry out/delivery (see attachment here). If you can, please support our local businesses that are struggling during this difficult time.

Stay safe.

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

Please Read: COVID-19 – March 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact
St. Mary’s County Health Department
Office of Community Engagement & Policy
Jenna Guzman
Kim Robertson
301-475-4377
smchd.pr@maryland.gov

St. Mary’s County Health Department Reports Potential COVID-19 Public Exposure Risks

LEONARDTOWN, MD (March 27, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has determined that a person confirmed to have the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may have come into contact with other community members. The potential public exposure locations, dates, and times are as follows:
Weis Markets, 20995 Point Lookout Rd, Callaway, MD 20620
• Dates: March 12, 2020
• Time ranges: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (bar area), 45265 Abell House Ln, California, MD 20619
• Date: March 14, 2020
• Time range: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
BJ’s Wholesale, 44950 Worth Ln, California, MD 20619
• Date: March 14, 2020
• Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
CVS, 21676 Great Mills Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653
• Date: March 14, 2020
• Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Harris Teeter Marketplace, 44900 St Andrews Church Rd, California, MD 20619
• Date: March 14, 2020
• Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panera Bread, 45250 Worth Ave, California, MD 20619
• Date: March 14, 2020
• Time range: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Community members who were also at these locations during the specified dates/times may be at some risk for acquiring COVID-19 and should:
• Self-monitor for symptoms of a respiratory infection including fever, flu-like symptoms, cough, or shortness of breath until 14 days have passed from the date of exposure
• Stay home as much as possible
• Take additional precautions of washing hands frequently and avoid contact with people over age 60 and people of any age with weakened immune systems
If you develop symptoms:
• Call your healthcare provider
• If you do not have a healthcare provider and are a St. Mary’s County resident, call the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Community Hotline (Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 301-475-4911) to speak with a Health Department nurse
• Self-isolate – Remain at home until you receive instructions about next steps from your healthcare provider or local health department. Stay at least 6 feet away from others. If possible, do not share a bathroom or bedroom with others in your household.
• If symptoms worsen or you need medical attention, call ahead before going to your doctor’s office, urgent care or emergency department. Use 9-1-1 if in a medical emergency and notify dispatch of your potential exposure concerns.
For more information about COVID-19, please see the St. Mary’s County Health Department website at www.smchd.org/coronavirus.

COVID-19 Update – March 20, 2020

Cove Point Beach Property Owners:  Here’s a brief update as we move forward during these challenging times…

Where ever you are:

  • Practice social distancing…stay 6-ft apart and stay home as much as possible
  • Follow directives issued by Maryland Governor Hogan (for MD residents) and the Centers for Disease Control

Local situation here in Calvert County:

  • Check the County’s webpage for the latest information https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/civicalerts.aspx?AID=1585
  • There is now one confirmed case of COVID-19 here in Calvert County
  • Most of the Calvert County government, courts are closed to the public 
  • All MD schools, restaurants (except for carry out/delivery), bars, movie theaters, gyms, enclosed shopping malls are closed
  • In Lusby, there are shortages in grocery and drug stores  
  • Support local businesses as much as you can

Stay safe,

Paul Plattner
President, CPBA, Inc.

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.