REMINDER: PBE POA Board of Directors meeting

REMINDER:  The PBE POA Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, Nov 17, 2023
  • 1:00 PM
  • In-person at 324 Potomac Drive
  • Via ZOOM, link info to be provided upon request

Please reply to the PBE POA email address:  potomacbaypoa at    and advise if you will attend in person or via ZOOM.  If via ZOOM, a link will be provided to you.

Septic Tank Pump-Out Requirement

The Chesapeake Bay Protection Act and supporting state legislation requires that those of us living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed who have traditional septic systems must pump out their septic systems every five years or when the property is sold.  Everyone in our neighborhood has a traditional septic system and is subject to this requirement.

When a septic system is pumped out, the contractor who does the pump-out notifies the Northumberland County government who records the date then, five years later, sends notices reminding residents that a pump-out is due.  At our annual meeting on June 3 one resident remarked that he thought he was due for a pump-out but had not received a notification from the County.

The Northumberland County Office of Building and Zoning was responsible for notifying residents when pump-out is due.  However, program administration has shifted to the Northumberland County Health Department, and they are just getting up to speed and are a bit late getting out notices to people who need to have their tanks pumped.  Many of our neighbors had their tanks pumped in 2017 and are due. However, when one of our neighbors asked the Health Department, he was advised to sit tight until the Health Department sends out notices.  Of course, if someone wants to pump their tank, go ahead and have it pumped after which the contractor will report to the Health Department, and the new pump-out date should be entered in their database.

RIP: Our neighbors, Richard Ross and Martha Ross

We are saddened to report the passing of our friend and neighbor Richard Ross.  Richard told us earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with kidney cancer and was undergoing treatment. Richard died at his daughter’s home on April 18, 2023.  His obituary is at this link. 

After a career with Verizon, Richard formed a small business in addition to doing consulting work with communications companies.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman.

Martha passed away almost a year ago, June 18, 2022.    Martha was a lifelong educator and librarian with a deep love of books and reading, which she shared with others.

Richard and Martha’s weekend and vacation home was at 110 Presley Drive.

Richard has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the “Prevent Cancer Foundation” or “The Martha Scott Ross Literacy Fund” at

Richard Ross obituary, Fredericksburg, VA             Martha Ann Scott Ross obituary, Spotsylvania, VA

Board of Directors Meeting: Executive session of Board of Directors

The PBE POA Board of Directors will meet:

  • Tuesday, February 21
  • 11:00 AM
  • In-person at 324 Potomac Drive
  • By ZOOM; info to be provided later.

As established by Code of Virginia 55.1-1816 C, the PBE POA Board of Directors will convene in executive session to discuss a matter as described in Code of Virginia 55.1-1816 C (i) and (iii).  The meeting agenda (below) has been modified to include the executive session.

Board meetings except for executive sessions are open to all property owners.  Please let us know by email to   if you plan to attend, either in person or on ZOOM.


Treasurer’s Report

— Budget performance to date

— Financial position

— Investment discussion

— Other finance matters:  dues, etc.

Shoreline Protection Project Status

Current and Planned Construction 

Review Thomas Lawn Care Proposal for 2023


Board organization

— Elect a President, or,

— Continue with an Exec Cmte

Set date for annual meeting

— Typically in late April

–Need Nominating Committee and Audit Committee

Other business

Neighborhood Concerns

Executive Session; Board members only 

Return to open session