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Leaf Pick Up

Leaf pick up will begin November 9th and will continue until December 18th

Do not put any bags out before November 9th – they will not be picked up

Reminder:  Leaves must be in paper bags placed on the side of the road.  No branches, grass clippings, ornamental grasses or anything else other than leaves should be placed in the bags.

If you have questions or concerns please contact Bud Phelps at 860-434-0693.

Bud Phelps

Grounds Commissioner

New Board of Governors Nominating Committee

The Board appreciates the interest in membership on this committee of 5 very qualified residents. The ordinances specify a 3 member committee and the board announces the recent appointments to the BOG Nominating Committee as:

  • Michelle Frascarelli serving as Chair for a 3 year term
  • Michelle Morin serving a 2 year term
  • Carol Bartlett 4 serving a 1 year term

Each year, one member’s term will expire and the incumbent may return for 3 years or a new member will be appointed to serve a 3 year term.

This Committee will recruit Board of Governors candidates and recommend them to the Board who will establish the ballot for the three Board positions that open each year. The ballot can include incumbents from the current board and the new recruits. There is no limit to the number of candidates on the ballot.

If you have an interest in being considered a candidate for the Board of Governors, notify the office at anytime ( When the recruitment process is defined by the new nominating committee you will be contacted.


Seeking Volunteers for the POW Board Blight Ordinance Committee

The Point O’Woods Board of Governors is seeking residents to serve on a Blight Ordinance Committee.

The purpose of this committee is to review other municipalities blight ordinances currently in place, define blight and the process for declaring blight.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, notify the administration office at: or call 860-434-5686.


Covid-19 Contact Tracing

The Board of Governors has received notice from Ledge Light Health District (LLHD), our regional health department, that with the recently identified positive cases of coronavirus at Point O’Woods, they have initiated contact tracing. Their statement below describes the purpose and process. If you are contacted by LLHD during a contact tracing  investigation, please cooperate for your health as well as the health of your family, friends, associates and POW community as a whole.

Thank You and Stay Well,

POW, Board of Governors


“Contact tracing is an action and intervention to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Through contact tracing, public health officials interview positive cases, provide isolation instructions, identify close contacts and advise close contacts on quarantine recommendations. Information regarding positive cases remains confidential and is only used for purposes of conducting a contact tracing investigation.

Barriers to successful and effective contact tracing include unwillingness of cases and contacts to participate or return our calls. Residents should understand that contact tracing is the responsibility of the local health department that serves the town of the positive case’s primary address. Ledge Light Health District does not receive test results for positive cases whose primary residence is outside of our jurisdiction. When we receive information on a potential cluster within our jurisdiction, we conduct an investigation in order to protect the health of the public.

Our ability to contain the spread of communicable disease is limited when residents do not cooperate. If you are a positive case, it is not enough to simply inform your close contacts and they are not in the clear once they have a negative test result. Due to the 2-14 day incubation period (the length of time from exposure to development of symptoms), close contacts must quarantine for 14 days from their last date of exposure to a positive case.

In addition, quarantine should be monitored by public health officials. With your help, we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.”

The process is described at the following website.

New Board of Governors for 2020-2021

The outcome of the election resulted in the return of Carl Filios, Mike LaFleur and Randy McHugh for another 3 year term. There were no other candidates nominated by the property owners. The Commissioner assignments are as follows:

President, Randy McHugh
Vice President, Mike Aron
Beach, Fred Callahan
Boat Basin, Abe Krisst
Grounds, Bud Phelps
Ordinance, Carl Filios
Recreation, Beth Kelly
Roads, Mike LaFleur
Security, Chuck Tatelbaum

2021 Budget & Mill Rate

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Annual Meeting will not be held. CT Executive Order 7I states that the Board of Governors will establish the budget and mill rate for Fiscal Year 2021.

The Annual Report was mailed on 5/22/2020 to property owners’ addresses on record. It included he Treasurer’s Report with proposed budget ($436,156) and mill rate (2.78).



Point O’Woods Book 100 Years from 1919 to 2019

A history book, written by Thomas Gworek, was published for the Point O’Woods 100 year celebration.  Books can be purchased from the POW office while supplies last. The price per book is $25.00.

If you want to purchase a book, contact the POW Administration Office at  or 860-434-5686. Shipping will be an additional $5.00 to cover the expense.

2020 Board Meeting Schedule

The Point O’Woods Board of Governors meets monthly to conduct Association business.
The meetings are scheduled for the 4th Tuesday each month and will begin at 6:30 pm.  POW residents are encouraged to attend. The agenda is 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 within 7 days after the meeting).

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Connecticut Governor’s Executive Orders for official meetings will be followed. Meetings will be conducted via teleconferencing until it has been deemed safe to have in person meetings. Access codes to these meetings will be published along with the agenda 24 hours prior to the meeting on the website .



March 24 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting

April 7 – Budget Workshop Special Meeting

April 28 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

May 26 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

June 23 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

July 28 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

August 25 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

September 22 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

October 27 – Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting         

November 17  -Board of Governor’s Monthly Meeting


            June 6, 2020 – 6:00 PM – To Be Determined