St Martins by the Bay Home Owners Association
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 10 am
At the Ocean Pines Library
Board Meeting Agenda
1. Call to order: Jack
2. Secretary's Report: Janie
Please read the August minutes. Adjustments can be made, however to save time they will not be read out loud prior to approval.
3. Treasurer's Report: Barry
a. General Account
b. Dock Account
c. 2018 HOA dues status
4. Legal update on delinquent accounts: Jack
5. Boat Dock Issues: Jack/Craig
Replacing the center dock portion.
6. Grass & Trees: Ideas/estimates for 2019.
7. Pool: Jack/Janie
Painting, replacing sinks and toilets.
8. Security, lights, cameras for pool, dumpsters, boat storage area, dock: Jack
9. County Water Update: Jack
10. Warehouse Update: Jack
Clean out and drainage.
11. Parking lot bumpers: Buddy
12. Prohibiting golf carts in the wildlife proper area: Janie
13. Burn Pile Issues: Janie
15. Next Meeting Dates:
January 12, 2019 10 am
February 9, 2019 1 pm
April 27, 2019 10 am
16. Adjourn !
There is still no decision on the Peerless Road CAFO water discharge permit from MDE, or any feedback that we are aware of to our comments provided at the meeting in Snow Hill on April 24 or provided in writing to Director Hilary Miller MDE during the comment period. Please note the activity and meeting on the Purnell Crossing Road CAFO below.
Upcoming Meetings and Events:
When: Tuesday October 23 / 7pm-8:30pm
Where: Ocean Pines LibraryWhat: Delmarva CAFOs - What if Hurricane 'Florence' Came Ashore Here?
Who: Kathy Phillips, Assateague COASTKEEPER and Maria Payan, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project
They will talk about the water quality and public health concerns when Hurricane Florence flooded the poultry and hog CAFOs in Eastern North Carolina.A discussion will follow about how Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland counties can do more to protect communities.
In recent years there’s also been an explosion of new industrial scale Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFOs) for poultry on the Lower Eastern Shore. These are huge factory style buildings, housing millions of birds, all across lower Delmarva on land that is low, wet, prone to saturation from high water tables and flooding during heavy rains.
We need to move these industrial operations out of flood-prone areas because we know that climate change is making storms more frequent and more severe, and that the waters are rising higher, and more often. It is time to smarten up and do the right thing.
When: Thursday, October 25 6pm
Where: Snow Hill Library 307 North Washington Street, Snow Hill
What: MD Dept of Environment Public Hearing on the CAFO permit application for APNA Farms, LLC 7732 Purnell Crossing Road, Berlin, MD
Background: This is the CAFO Permit that ACT and Environmental Action Center (EAC) contested in 2017 because MDE approved it without adequate manure and dead chicken storage, which could cause pollution to reach the Pocomoke River and affect nearby residences. ACT and EAC won their case and MDE was forced to pull the permit and require a new application from APNA Farms (Zaheer CAFO). The new permit application has now received preliminary approval from MDE and is open to public review and comment. ACT has reviewed the new Permit and again we have found it to be deficient and not protective of the Pocomoke River.
EAC and ACT will be presenting public comment on Oct 25 at the MDE hearing. The public is invited to attend, observe, give oral comment or submit written comment at the hearing.
This is of particular concern since it is unclear if anyone will have the responsibility to ensure that the storage building is built BEFORE any chickens are moved onto the CAFO! We also do not know what is being planned to protect the Pocomoke River from runoff during heavy rain, such as in the picture below from July.
More info will be available on ACT's website by Monday, Oct 22.
When: November 15 6-9:00 pm
Where: Seacrets Morley Hall, Ocean City
What: Assateague Coastal Trust's 8th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival Admission is $25/person and $30/person at the door. Doors open at 5:30pm. To purchase tickets and view all the event details, visit their events page at http://www.actforbays.org/act-events.html
Also in Lewes, DE on November 27
Protectors of the St Martin River
To All Town Home Owners:
On October 15th the parking lots of the townhouses and a couple individual drive ways that are a part of the town homes will be sealed. This entails all vehicles and trailers, plants, boats and whatever is sitting on the parking lot/drive ways MUST be removed. Please have items moved so that they will not have to be towed and or removed by others. This is will cost more money if we need to have items towed.
Thanking you in advance for your attention to this matter.
Jack Shook, President
St. Martin's by the Bay Homeowners' Association
Thanks to all home owners for an enjoyable swim season. We greatly appreciate your input into caring for our lovely pool. Special appreciation given to Joleen, Janie and Denise for doing such a wonderful job keeping our pool safe and clean.
The pool will close for all two legged swimmers at dusk on Sunday, September 16th.
Monday, the 17th will be a doggie swim day. Dogs must be sociable and have current vaccinations. Please contact Chris Shook at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or if you would like to participate.