One of the great benefits of being at Point O’Woods is the sense of being protected from the outside world. The calm, peace and safety we generally experience are being threatened in a way most of us have never experienced. The Board of Governors, in a concern for the health and safety of our residents and guests, and to aid in the reduction of coronavirus transmission between people will implement precautions to try to preserve the sense of peace in our community.
The Board has decided that the best approach is for Point O’Woods to comply with the mandates of Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s Executive Orders and the Town of Old Lyme mandates which are based on advice from the medical experts. The following actions will be implemented immediately and as the guidance for “re-opening” comes out, we will return to the new normal.
Closing of Shared Recreational Facilities
Residents and guests are encouraged to practice social distancing. In an effort to reduce opportunities for congregating, shared recreational facilities are closed until re-opening is announced. This includes the playscape, basketball court, tennis court, pavilion, bocce courts and library.
The Town of Old Lyme’s beach closing specifically excludes private beaches so ours will remain open unless it is ordered to be closed. . While on the beach, beach goers are expected to practice social distancing. Also please be mindful that Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7N (as extended by 7X) prohibits social or recreational gatherings of 6 or more people.
Board of Governors Meetings
In line with CT Executive order 7B, the most recent Board meetings have been successfully conducted via teleconferencing with GoToMeeting and are open to the public. Instructions for joining the meeting by computer, tablet or phone are included on the agenda, which is posted on the beach bulletin boards and the website.
It is yet uncertain if we will be able to have an in person Annual Meeting scheduled for 6/6/2020. We will know better in mid-May. The Call to the Annual Meeting is being prepared and will be mailed before Memorial Weekend. CT Executive Order 7I indicates that if there is no meeting the Board will establish the budget and set the mill rate. There will be no changes to existing ordinances or adoption of new ordinances if there is no meeting.
In compliance with CT Executive Order 7T, until further notice, there will be no short term (31 days or less) cottage or house rentals except for qualified exemptions found at https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Governors-Actions/Executive-Orders
Contact the Administration Office at email@example.com with any questions or comments. Since this is a fluid situation, we will try our best to respond.
Point O’Woods Board of Governors