2023 Boat Slips
BOAT SLIP: REMINDER
Boating season is almost here and the dock is at capacity,
Boat slips have been reserved for home owners that paid in full last season and are up to date on HOA fees.
Slips will be reserved for these previous resident renters until April 10th.
2023 resident costs $900
2023 resident (END SLIP) costs $750
2023 non-resident costs $1100
2023 non-resident (END SLIP) costs $1000
Payments must be received before entering the slip.
Full payment is due no later than April 10th
After April 10th.
Empty slips will be
available for rent to qualified nonresidents.
Mail payments to:
(CHECKS NOT RECEIVED BY APRIL 10th WILL BE PUT ON WAITING LIST)
You may mail check to the P.O. box if you think it will be delivered before the April 10th deadline.
St. Martin’s By the Bay Homeowners’ Association
P.O. Box 1404
Berlin, MD 21811
Or drop off at:
(DROPBOX ON HOUSE SIDE OF GARAGE)
11750 Riverview Dr
SLIP APPLICATION https://www.stmartinsnews.com/slip-application.html
The following information must be completed before the slip assignment.
Renters will not be allowed to enter slips until full payment is received and all
necessary documents are provided. The renter will be contacted with a slip assignment if approved. Community members must be in good standing with HOA dues to obtain slip assignments. *****Renters must have current boat insurance and current registration
Parking is provided in the area behind the tennis courts.
No parking is permitted on the reserve septic field
$50 per year per boat
Boat Parking Registration:
Thank you for taking the time to read through this section. Apologies if it sounds strict or reprimanding but as the responsibility falls on those managing the dock it is necessary to get this information to all of our residents.
Hope everyone is having a great Spring and looking forward to an incredible Summer at St. Martins By The Bay!!!
St. Martins HOA
A LOSS IN THE COMMUNITY
Those fortunate enough to have spent time with Joe Pino know that he was an incredible person filled with energy and smiles. He will be dearly missed by our community.
August 16, 1958 - February 18, 2023
Joseph Louis Pino Sr., age 64, of Berlin, MD died suddenly Saturday, February 18, 2023 in the Turks and Caicos Islands. He was born in Washington, DC and was the son of the late Albino Pino and Irene Beatriz (Eduardo) Pino.
Joe was the owner of United Restoration and was a charter member and chairman of trustees of the Community Church at Ocean Pines.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patricia "Patty" Pino; one daughter, Nichole Davis and husband Chris of Ocean City, MD; one son, Joseph Pino Jr. and wife Krystal of Ocean Pines, MD four brothers, John Pino of Ocean Pines, MD, Bobby Pino of Centreville, MD, Charlie Pino of Berlin, MD and Billy Pino of Tyaskin, MD; four grandchildren, Kinsley Davis, Christian Pino, Jackson Pino and Macie Pino.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday March 18, 2023 at 1 PM at Community Church at Ocean Pines 11227 Racetrack Road Berlin, MD. 21811. Burial will be in Garden of the Pines Cemetery. In honor of our dad please feel free to wear shorts and boat shoes.
A visitation will be held on Friday March 17, 2023 from 5 PM to 7 PM and one hour before the service on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Community Church at Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD 21811.
To help guide our thinking about how best to use our facilities. We are
asking for your input.
The Board is discussing the future of the tennis courts. Most agree they are
never used for tennis. We are considering repurposing them to better serve
the community, and so would like your opinion. Please take a few moments
to answer these questions. No firm decision will be made at this time, we
are trying to gauge community interest.
Community Update February, 2023
ANNOUNCEMENTS (opening remarks from Annual Meeting 2/11/23)
My name is Lynne Partridge, and on behalf of the Board we’d like to welcome you to our Annual Meeting. Today’s agenda will focus on two major items; review and adoption of the 2023-24 budget, and the election of two Board Directors. This past year began with the challenge of the sudden resignation of two officers, Jack Shook and Barry Keefer who served as Chair and Treasurer respectively. With two new Board members, we had to quickly reorganize to figure out how to best serve the community. Our primary goals were to use our bylaws and MD HOA laws as guides in how we operate, establish communication with residents, and create a shared responsibility for the operation of our community. This meant creating committees headed by Board members and welcoming resident volunteers. The function of our HOA Board is to manage our budget and ensure the operation of our shared facilities. In this voluntary role, we see this as an extension of our responsibilities as homeowners. We hope to extend this mindset to more neighbors and encourage you to volunteer on a committee or two. There is much work to share! I’d like to acknowledge our Board of Directors: Treasurer, Keith Miller who, although brand new to the Board, stepped up to take on the responsibility of managing our finances. Secretary and long-time resident, Janie Stopford has proven herself invaluable to me as we navigated this first year. Craig Costantino, our webmaster, is another long time board member whose community history and perspective informs our decisions. Andrew Davis and Bill Custead are first-term directors who lend their backgrounds in construction and utilities in a variety of ways. And a special thanks to Lisa Smith and Becky West for their willingness to serve as appointed Board Directors this past year, Today’s election will serve to officially make them duly elected Board members. We welcome and appreciate their contributions. I also want to personally thank Bill and Jolene Killinger for not only their service today with the election but also in contributing to the maintenance of our gardens and concern for wetland preservation. Thanks also to Brandon Ridout for help in overseeing our water system, and Robin Custead for leading our newly created Sunshine committee.
COUNTY WATER PROJECT: Bill Custead is anticipating the USDA funding as either a loan or grant will be approved by Spring ‘23. There was discussion concerning the water prices, process, completion and acquiring residents’ approval. The Board will engage in a campaign of communication, awareness, and cooperation to garner community approval for this critical investment in our infrastructure.
ELECTION RESULTS: Both Becky West and Lisa Smith were unanimously elected.
\ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW: Andrew Davis reports letters suggesting improvements to
townhome owners will be mailed in the coming weeks. He also suggests the need to improve community curb appeal through awareness, cooperation, and concern for property values.
COMMUNICATION: Minutes from each Board meeting will be approved via text and posted to the website 2-3 weeks after each meeting. This will allow for faster posting of meeting minutes
DUMPSTERS: Reminder: dumpsters are for approved trash (no large furniture/objects, brush, not-broken down cardboard boxes) and for residents’ use only.
TENNIS COURT: Discussion - Consider repurposing courts as a boatyard, basketball court, pickleball court or some combo. Attendees were asked to complete a survey for input and other ideas. Surveys will be emailed to residents not in attendance to offer input.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Keith Miller Budget 2023-24
The development of this year’s budget was a balance between rising costs & new legal
requirements, with an awareness of our financial realities. To that end, we consulted our bylaws, our accountant, and attorney to create a budget that covers all operating costs and is fair to all. This final draft represents hours of work crunching numbers and finding ways to minimize costs. A comparison of last year’s budget vs actual items reflects our attempts to cut costs wherever we could, which allowed us to absorb a few cost overruns. The balance from last year’s funds will be placed in an account designated for reserves. This will hopefully allow us to offset the recommended reserve funds required by the new MD House Reserve Fund Bill 107. This year, we will engage a company to conduct the required reserve study who will make recommendations that we will be required to follow. The 2023-24 budget, dues schedule and dock fees were approved unanimously. A copy of these documents along with account balances can be found on the website. Dues will be mailed March 1: due by March 15. Payment may be either yearly, quarterly or monthly.
BOARD REORGANIZATION: Election of Officers for 2023-2024: Lynne Partridge - Chair, Janie Stopford - Secretary, Keith Miller -Treasurer. Other Directors serve as Committee Chairs. These committees serve to keep our community running. We welcome and need fellow residents to join us*. If you have a lot of time or just a little, please consider and contact any Board member. We could use your help!
*Architectural Review - Andrew Davis and Lisa Smith
*Reserve Study - Lynne Partridge, Keith Miller, Bill Custead, Andrew Davis,
*County Water Project - Bill Custead, Lynne Partridge, Lisa Smith
*Lawncare/ Burnpile/Pool - Janie Stopford, Craig Costantino (burnpile)
*Water /Septic Systems - Lynne Partridge, Brandon Ridout
Communication - Craig Craig Costantino, Janie Stopford, Lynne Partridge
*Driveway/Tennis Courts - Bill Custead *Sunshine - Robin Custead, Betty Young
Finance - Keith Miller, Becky West Boat Dock - Craig Costantino