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POSITION OPENING: Secretary to the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors Secretary, Jean Smith, who has served for 7 years has informed the Board that she is resigning in the spring.  That means we will need a new Secretary so the Board is launching a search for a replacement.

The Secretary is a key compensated, appointed position that is responsible for preparing for all Board meetings, recording Board decisions and ensuring that Point O’Woods complies with all the posting and noticing requirements stipulated by the POW Charter and Connecticut Freedom of information Act.

The Secretary works closely with the Office Administrator, Pam Spadaccini, who handles the day-to-day administrative activities.

Interested applicants should send a letter expressing interest in the position and a description of their qualifications along with a resume to The Administrative Office at or POW Administration Office, P.O. Box 152, South Lyme, Ct 06376.



POW Board of Governors Meeting 6:30 PM 11/17/2020

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11-17-2020 Draft Agenda

Financial  Report for October 2020

POW Board of Governors Meeting 6:30 PM 10/27/2020

This is a virtual meeting:

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 Access Code: 218-518-413

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10-27-2020 BOG Meeting Draft Agenda

Sept 2020 Financials

2021 Security Suggestions

2020 Boat Basin Fee Structure Cost Analysis and Fee Adjustment Proposal



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.


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