Time to Get Involved to Build POW’s Future

Seeking Board of Governor’s Candidates!

Each year, three positions on the POW Board of Governors become available. Property owners who are interested in the Point O’Woods thriving are perfect candidates for the Board. The Board consists of 9 property owners who work to offer recreational opportunities; ensure security; focus on the safety and quality of the beach, grounds, roads and facilities; financial operations and all things that contribute to the well being of the community.

Board members serve for 3 years and each has an area of focus (Beach, Boat Basin, Recreation, Security, Roads, Grounds, Security) that could change each year. The Board meets once each month during March – November to address current and future issues, budget, future planning, and gain input from other Board members and property owners on their focus areas.

The Board has benefited by having a diverse group of members who bring varied talents, experiences, and knowledge to ensure its ability to address the broad range of issues the community confronts. The Board membership has included property owners who are successful sole proprietors, Coast Guard, physicians, teachers, engineers, single parents, stay at home Moms, relocation specialist, accountants, attorneys and more. Many have been at POW their whole life and some are new-comers.

If you care about POW and it’s operations and future and have talents to bring to the table you are perfect for the Board of Governors.

If interested or have questions, Contact Wayne Buchanan, BOG Vice President at 860-434-1560 (cell) or wrbuchanan@comcast.net.

Application: Board Application Form

2017 Summer Season is Approaching

The Board of Governors have begun the activities necessary for a fun and successful beach season. The following are the scheduled dates for monthly and annual meetings. Property owners are welcome to attend monthly meeting and speak during the first agenda item “Citizen Speak”. The annual meeting includes reports from the board on key issues facing the association, the financial report and the budget for the coming fiscal year. Property owners of record at the Old Lyme Assessor’s office have the opportunity to vote on the budget, any new ordinances brought forward to the Board and new Board members.

 

2017 Board Meeting Schedule

The monthly Board meetings are held at the The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme, CT. Meetings begin at 6:30PM, and POW residents are encouraged to attend. Agenda are posted on the website and bulletin boards at the beach no later than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting. The charter requires that minutes be posted in the same locations within 48 hours after the meeting (if minutes are not ready for posting, at a minimum the decisions at the meeting will be posted with full minutes following a few days later).

  •   March 21
  • .  April 11 Budget Workshop
  • .  April 25
  • .  May 23
  • .  June 27
  • .  July 25
  • .  August 22
  • .  September 26
  • .  October 24
  • .  November 14

    Annual Meeting

This meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM, Saturday June 3, 2017  at the Old Lyme Middle School auditorium on Lyme St in Old Lyme, CT. You will receive the Annual Call to the Meeting with the agenda, commissioners’ reports and proposed budget in the US Mail by  May 23, 2017. Please be certain that the POW Office Admin has your current mailing address. If you don’t receive it, promptly notify the office directly to get your copy. 860-434-5686.

 

The Board of Governors’ wishes you a Happy & Healthy New Year

While staying close to the fireplace or traveling to warmer climates, the planning for the 2017 Season continues. Stay warm and have good thoughts about the upcoming 2017 Season at the beach.

  • Boat basin bills will be mailed out in February and are due back by March 15, 2017.
  • Boats on the Beach – the application will be posted in April on our website.
  • The Annual meeting is Saturday, June 3, 2017.  The annual call should be             received by 6/23/17.  If not, contact our administration office.
  • As always, the last day of construction is June 24, 2017.  Please notify your        contractors to plan accordingly.  Extension are intended for emergencies only.

Recognition Walk- PHASE 2

The POW Women’s Club has completed the installation of Phase 1 of the ‘Recognition Walk’ consisting of granite pavers and located in the walkway from the pavilion to the parking lot. Pavers have been engraved with family or individual names, memorials, cottage names, etc. In Phase 2, these engraved pavers continue to be available for purchase.

The cost for each 6″ x 10″ paver will be $120.00.

To order, please complete the form below and return as instructed with payment. Once your payment is received you will be provided a form where you indicate your specific engraving. Contact Jan Tonucci 860-434-5360 or Danne Pineo 860-434-8020 for additional information.

Recognition Walk

Nominating Committee Volunteers

The responsibility of the Nominating Committee is to identify, screen and select candidates to serve on the Point O’Woods Association Board of Governors as well as the WPCA Board of Governors and the Nominating Committee.

The committee consists of 3 members who serve a 3 year term. There is an opening for a 2 year term and one for a 3 year term. Members must be a POW property owner. We are looking for individuals who are objective thinkers, familiar with the community, have a strong desire to serve the POW community.

If you have an interest in serving on notify the Office Administrator, at powoffice@att.net or 860-434-5686.

Tree Removal Policy

If a property owner believes a tree that is next to their property and believed to be on Point O’Woods property, is dying or dead and believed to be in need of removal, the property owner will need to do the following:

  • Provide a recent survey of their property showing the tree on Point O’Woods property with dimensions, markings or “pins” to show the property lines.
  • If the property owner does not have a recent survey, they will need to have said area surveyed by a licensed and certified survey company.
  • They will need to have their property “pinned” or marked with proper markings so we can review land titles and verify property lines.
  • They will need to send this information to the Board of Governors for review.
  • Once verified, the Point O’Woods Board will take steps to have said tree(s) removed.

Stumps will not be part of the removal process. The Board is only willing to take down tree(s) to protect property and for concerns of safety.