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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT                                                     April 8, 2015

 

Hello Fellow South Bethany Property Owners,

 

Spring has arrived, and many property owners have been getting ready and planning for their 2015 summer activities and festivities.

 

We too are getting ready for this summer and as such attached is the South Bethany Property Owners Association (SPBOA) membership application for 2015/2016.

 

This year you will notice that there is no Bull Roast Reservation Form attached!!!   Do Not Panic!!!!

The Bull Roast will be held on Saturday June 6th 2015.  Only 240 Tickets Available!!!

 

Invitations for the Bull Roast will be sent separately via email, so it is imperative that you include your correct and most up-to-date email address in the section provided. (We will be sending via post the Bull Roast invitation to only the handful of members who do not have email address/accounts).

 

The reason for this change is twofold, 1) as a volunteer organization there is a humongous amount of incoming forms and check payments to be processed all at one time; this new process allows faster fluidity, along with more accuracy and 2) from a cost saving perspective, email communication is not only faster but also cheaper than printing and posting.

 

Attached is your very own, private information we have on file.  Please READ CAREFULLY and ADJUST the contact details if they are incorrect.  This year you will notice that we request a Primary Phone # for Emergency; this is a number that you will answer with regularity in the event that you need to be contacted in any emergency situation (as always this information remains private and is under no circumstances ever released without your prior written consent).

 

We also send you vital and critical information via email throughout the year regarding topics that impact you, as a homeowner…. again ensure that we have an accurate email for each member.

 

The Neighborhood Watch Program entails that all members have a choice, at no additional cost, of having their house checked from the street level or "walk around service"  to look for things such as unlocked doors, broken windows, burst and/or leaking water pipes from October 1 through April 30.  This is a great "Peace of Mind" service for our members.

 

This year South Bethany Council will be holding an election for the three open Town Council positions.  At the time of this writing, the following have submitted their interest: Carol Stevenson, Frank Weisgerber, William Bonbright, Wayne Schrader, Elizabeth Baker, Joel Danshes, and Donald Boteler.

 

This year will be my last year as the SBPOA President as my term is up.  As such we are looking for a new person to head up the organization.  SBPOA will be holding its Membership meeting on Saturday, April 25, at Town Hall at 10am. The agenda for this meeting will be:

 

  •          President’s report on state of Association
  •          Formation of Nominating Committee for the following position: President
  •          Introduction of candidates for Town Council

 

Here is a short description of the President’s responsibilities:  The President shall preside at all Association regular meetings and Executive Committee meetings and shall have the right to vote only to break a tie vote on all questions. He/she shall be empowered to call upon any qualified individual or organization to voluntarily aid or advise the Association.  S/he is also responsible for giving a report on the state of the Association at the April/May meeting each year.

 

I look forward to this forthcoming 2015-2016 membership year and more importantly I look forward to your continued interest in supporting your HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION with your $20 annual membership. Please also find below the Treasurer Report as of April 8, 2015.

 

Thanks to all the volunteers in our community who make their services available and have the time to volunteer so that we can “…PRESERVE AND BETTER THE COMMUNITY.

 

James Saftich

President, South Bethany Property Owner Association             

 

 

 

Budget 2015

Actual To Date

Bank Account Balance

n/a

$23,846.21

CD's & Money Market

              n/a

         $0.00

Fund Balance Total

n/a

$23,846.21

INCOME



Dues ($20x735)

$14,700.00

$20.00

Bull Roast ($10x240)

$2,400.00

$0.00

Misc income

N/A

$0.00

SB Apparel

$2,100.00

$0.00

Interest

            N/A

           N/A

Total

$19,200.00

$20.00

EXPENSES



Bull Roast ($25x240)**

$6,000.00

$0.00

Volunteer Luncheon

$1,400.00

$250.00

Volunteer Luncheon

$1,400.00

$0.00

Neighborhood Watch

$500.00

$0.00

Lawyer

$150.00

$150.00

Accountant

$1,000.00

$0.00

Newsletter

$3,000.00

$294.00

Web Site

$75.00

$0.00

PO Box Rental

$100.00

$0.00

Insurance

$2,500.00

$0.00

Miscellaneous Other

$350.00

$0.00

Fire Department

$500.00

$0.00

Historical Society

$500.00

$0.00

Franchise Tax

$25.00

$25.00

Income Tax

$200.00

$0.00

SB Apparel

   $2,100.00

          $0.00

Total

$19,800.00

$719.00

 

2014-2015 Neighborhood Watch Program

Report by Diana Cowell, Chairperson

 

Our current SBPOA Neighborhood Watch program will end April 30 and the next season will begin October 1, 2015.  Over 60 residents have watched approximately 800 homes of SBPOA members who had signed up for the service.  Through a grant requested by Chief Crowson of the South Bethany Police Dept, our Walkers this year received navy Neighborhood Watch sweatshirts to wear while walking on their assigned streets.  This winter we encountered many issues with frozen water pipes.  The Walkers notified homeowners and our Police Dept. helped by turning off the water supply to an affected home.  I wish to give a special recognition to the Watch Captains of the past two years; Al and Sue Allenspach, Sally Baker, Jay Headman, Bob Johansen, Carolyn Marcello, Mike Matera, and Sandi Roberts—thank you!  And for everyone's hard work throughout the year, Walkers and their guests will be enjoying an Appreciation Luncheon on May 2nd at Catch 54 Fish House.  We always welcome new participants to the Neighborhood Watch program.  So think about joining the team and getting some great exercise every week walking on your street. It is a great way to meet and know your neighbors as well as help protect the community.  Next year I am happy to report that Lora Caputo has agreed to take over as the Neighborhood Watch Chairperson. 

 

A Party Is Planned

 

As part of your membership, SBPOA organizes its ANNUAL BULL ROAST.  This catered buffet dinner function is available for a limited number of 240 of our 2015-2016 paid members and will be held JUNE 6th 2015 at the Town Hall. It is the kick-off to the new Membership year.

 

The BULL ROAST is a community event for SBPOA member households.  SBPOA provides 2 subsidized tickets per member household.  Information for Reservations and Payment will be sent out the beginning of May 2015.

 


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