Fall Association Meeting – August 25th

Dear Cove Point Beach Property Owners:

Please join us on Saturday, August 25, 2018 for the fall meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. to be held again at the Southern Community Center.  Refreshments will be served at 9:30 am and the business meeting will begin promptly at 10 am.  Please remember that only active Association members may speak at an Association meeting, which means that you must be current with your Association dues.  So if you haven’t paid your dues, please do so immediately.

Attached for your review are the following: 

Draft Minutes from the May 2018 Association Meeting
2019 Proposed Budget and Allocation Budget
Absentee Ballot for Board of Directors

For those who will vote via an absentee ballot, your ballots must be received not later than August 15, 2018.

I look forward to seeing you at next month’s meeting.


Paul Plattner

Fall Mtg 2018 – Part 2

2018 – Interim Noise Level Compliance Testing for the Cove Point Liquefaction Facility

Couple months ago Dominion situated equipment to determine noise level radiating from Dominion facility. Find below the results of their finding in two parts:

PUBLIC – Cove Point Condition 24 – Part 1 – actual report results

PUBLIC – Cove Point Condition 24 – Part 2 – regulations, guidelines and equipment information used to obtain result


PayPal Issues

If you tried earlier in the week to use the PayPal link on the Association’s website to pay your 2018 dues, try again as the link is now working.
Paul Plattner

Pay Dues Online!

It’s a fast and easy way to pay dues. Click here to pay.

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.


  1. Visit www.covepointbeach.com
  2. On the navigation bar, select “Association” and select the drop down “Association Dues”.
  3. There are two options, select either Association or Undeveloped.  Click “Add to cart”.
  4. Select “view cart”.
  5. Review your order and select “proceed to checkout”.
  6. Fill in your billing details and select “proceed to Paypal” at the bottom of the page.
  7. You’ll be transported to a secure Paypal log in page.  You can choose to use/create a Paypal account OR select the bottom button option labeled “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”.
  8. Make your selection for processing payment.  If you select “Pay with Debit or Credit Card”, you’ll input your credit card details on the next page and submit payment. You are not required to create a Paypal account to pay your dues.
  9. Paypal will email you a receipt.

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 (vp@covepointbeach.com) 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 (www.covepointbeach.com).  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 president@covepointbeach.com 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