This is a message from the Connecticut Water Company to inform us that due to extremely low temperatures we are experiencing higher than normal usage in our area. The cause is likely broken service lines on plumbing exposed to the cold temperatures. Please be mindful and check any outdoor showers or faucets for leaks. If you find a leak at your residence or neighbors and need assistance shutting it off please call our 24 hour emergency number for assistance.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Eversource has contracted with Tennett Tree Service to perform tree trimming within several section of Point O’Woods. According to Eversource, the tree trimming is vital to reducing the number of tree-related power outages, and will improve electrical service reliability.
Several properties have been identified and a representative from Tennett Tree Service will be sending out an authorization form for those that will be affected. It is vital that you send back the form in order for the tree service to do their job.
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.
Connecticut Water Seasonal Customers
Connecticut Water serves many seasonal customers located along the Connecticut Shoreline. These seasonal customers activate their water service each year from early spring through early fall. Please view the Seasonal Customers Fact Sheet for procedures to activate and deactivate seasonal services.
Comcast TV, Phone and Internet Customers
Seasonal customers can receive a reduced rate for the off season. You must call Comcast at 1-800-266-2278 ask for the billing department and they will set you up with no reconnect fee.
The annual leaf pick-up will begin soon.
ALL LEAVES MUST BE IN PAPER BAGS.
No plastic bags will be picked up.
The end of the pick-up season will be December 18th. Do not leave any bags on the road after this date. The bags create problems when plowing the roads during the winter season.
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
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 email@example.com.
Application: Board Application Form
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 21
- April 11 Budget Workshop
- April 25
- May 23
- June 27 – meeting will be held at OL Town Hall – American Legion Room
- July 25
- August 22
- September 26
- October 24
- November 14 to be held at the First Congregational Church, 5 Lyme St., Old Lyme
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.