Building, Construction, and Interior and Exterior Maintenance
Section 1: No Construction shall be accomplished within Point O’Woods except in strict conformity with the applicable building code for the State of Connecticut and any regulations adopted by the Town of Old Lyme.
Section 2: There shall be no construction work performed inside or outside of a dwelling during the period from June 25th to Labor Day in each year. There shall be no interior or exterior maintenance, renovation, or demolition that results in excessive noise or that results in the disturbance of a person’s right to peace and tranquility during the period from June 25th to Labor Day in each year. Provided however, that the ordinance commissioner, upon application by a property owner, may authorize such construction, maintenance, renovation, or demolition work during the aforementioned time period provided the applicant demonstrates an emergency condition exists. The ordinance commissioner shall report all such applications, and his or her decision to the next Board of Governors’ meeting. The Board of Governors may, by majority vote, approve any application which was either denied or not acted upon by the ordinance commissioner.
Section 3: No construction, either inside or outside of a dwelling, which shall require a building permit shall be commenced unless such permit has been issued by the Town of Old Lyme, and a copy mailed to the Association at its post office box in South Lyme.
Section 4: Notwithstanding anything to the contrary, nothing herein shall prohibit routine lawn maintenance and routine landscape maintenance. Tree cutting shall not be considered routine landscape maintenance.
The POW Board of Governors met immediately after the Annual Meeting, 6/2/18, to elect a President and Vice President; determine commissioners’ assignments; and appoint a Treasurer, Secretary and legal counsel. The following is the 2018/2019 Board structure:
President: Pete Roberge
Vice President: Randy McHugh
Beach Commissioner: Carl Filios
Boat Basin Commissioner: Beth Kelly
Grounds Commissioner: Bud Phelps
Ordinance Commissioner: Faith Weiss
Recreation Commissioner: Mike LaFleur
Roads Commission: Mike Aron
Security Commissioner: Fred Callahan
These positions are effective immediately.
The Call to the Annual Meeting mailing has been completed. If you don’t receive your copy by May 25th and need a paper copy contact the administration office.
You can find it on our website under Board of Governors tab > Annual Call Meeting
Although we are headed into the 2018 summer season, the summer of 2019 will soon follow. 2019 will be the 100th Anniversary of Point O ‘ Woods. This is a significant birthday… the centennial!!
The Point O’Woods Board of Governors is in the process of exploring ideas and developing an understanding of what will make a memorable 100th anniversary celebration. One question is…Is it one big celebration or many celebratory events? A committee is being established to work on this. To get a broad knowledge of possibilities, several brainstorming sessions will be held over the summer. Brainstorming sessions will be held with the Womens’ Club, the Board and a community event. A ‘suggestion box’ will also be on the website. The committee is looking for all ideas in an effort to see what the community feels will make a great celebration. Anyone interested in helping please let us know by contacting the office.
Fund raising activities may be seen during this coming summer. The committee may seek assistance or advice of residents for special talents or skills they may have to help out. Particular help could be in areas of entertainment, food, graphic design, communications, etc. Watch the bulletin boards and the website for details as they become available. If you have a talent to volunteer, notify the office where the information will be centralized.
Tom Gworek is currently working on a book to cover the history of POW and will be looking for additional information as well.
Looking forward to a great celebration of 100 years at the best place on earth.
The Board has received several comments from residents expressing dismay that the library, run by the Stitham’s for 14 years, is closing. The Board discussed this and options at the March meeting. They agreed that the library adds value to the community, is used by many and offers a service that adds to the enjoyment of the beach.
The Board is happy to announce that they have decided to reincarnate the library near the parking lot entrance to be managed by the recreation commission. More info to come as plans progress. Volunteers are encouraged to contact Beth Kelly. The Stithams will provide guidance and advice based on their implementation and successful management of the library. The Board expressed appreciation for all they do to enrich our beach community.
There’s a new tab for lost and found articles. You will find it under POW NEWS.
If you find something bring it to the Administration office at 12 Connecticut Road and it will be posted on our website.
Point O’ Woods recycling is picked up every other Friday. The recycling bins are green so be sure to use the correct bin. Click on the link below to see the do’s and don’ts of recycling per the State of Connecticut.
trash and recycling notice
Recycling letter from Town of Old Lyme
The monthly Board meetings are held at the The Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library in Old Lyme, CT unless otherwise noted on the posted agenda. Please check the agenda for correct location. 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 27
- April 10 Budget Workshop – will be held at the Old Lyme Senior Center, 26 Town Woods Way
- April 24
- May 22
- June 2 – Annual meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at the Middle School OL
- June 26
- July 24
- August 28
- September 25
- October 23
- November 13
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.