PBE POA Board of Directors’ Meeting

The PBE POA Board of Directors will meet:

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • 4142 Newman’s Neck Road (Williams’ residence)

The meeting will be both in-person (masks required; distancing maintained) and by ZOOM — ZOOM details to follow.

The priority items for this meeting are:

  • Approve FY2021-2022 budget
  • Plan date for annual POA meeting, probably Labor Day weekend

Meeting agenda can be found here (Microsoft Word format):  _v.01_0406_2021 Agenda PBE BOD_0416_

PBE POA Board meetings are open to members.  Please respond by email to potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com if you wish to attend.  Specify if you plan to attend in person, or, if you need the ZOOM information.  We will post ZOOM access information to this website.

Neighborhood yard sale

Kathy Peebles and Suellen Williams are organizing a community yard sale on the 1st or 2nd Saturday in May.

Anyone who would like to participate please email Kathy Peebles at
kathy_l_peebles@icloud.com.

We are planning to put ads in the Rappahannock Record for the 2 weeks prior to the date.

We would like to know how many are interested and what kinds of things they are selling so we can make the ad as enticing as possible.

Hazardous waste collection: May 1

The Northumberland County hazardous waste spring collection will be held:

  • Saturday, May 1
  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Northumberland Middle School/High School bus parking lot (Hwy 360 just east of Academic Lane)
Items they accept for disposal are:
  • Spent fluorescent bulbs, *unwanted pesticides, *antifreeze, *rechargeable batteries, *cleaners, *oil-based paint/stains, *old/contaminated fuels/petroleum products, *household chemicals, etc.
  • ALSO BRING: *Computers–CPUs and laptops,* mainframes, peripherals; *monitors–CRTs and flat screens; *telephones, cell phones and telephone systems; *fax machines; *printers and copiers; *TVs, *banking and financial equipment; *rechargeable batteries; *electronic circuit boards and components; *stereo equipment, *games, PDAs.

**PLEASE DON’T BRING**: Latex Paint (non-hazardous), Car Batteries, Radioactives, Smoke Detectors, Medical Waste, Medications,
Ammo/Explosives & Household Electrics other than those listed above.

Here is a flyer with full description.  2021HHWSPRING Northumberland WITH COVID info


Latex paint:  If you need to dispose of latex paint, remember, latex paint is mostly water, so:

  • Set your old latex paint, in its can, in a corner of your garage or shed where it will not be in the way.
  • Remove the lid.
  • Leave it alone, check it from time to time.
  • As the water evaporates, the paint residue hardens.
  • After it has completely evaporated and hardened, you can toss the can with the hardened paint residue in your normal household garbage.

Two neighborhood notices — please read

Here are two important notices for our neighborhood:
  • Speed limit reminder
  • Time to shear the critters

 

SPEED LIMIT REMINDER

Please remind your guests and visitors that the speed limit in our neighborhood is 25 MPH. This is a County and VDOT established speed limit.

Two families with small children are now in our neighborhood, one full-time, the other frequent part-timers. Many of us walk, mainly on Potomac Drive.

We have noticed a few vehicles greatly exceeding 25 MPH. We have not asked for sheriff’s patrols, however, the sheriff’s office has asked that we note license plate numbers of offending vehicles and they will take action.

Please help keep our neighborhood safe by observing the 25 MPH speed limit and reminding your guests and visitors. THANK YOU.

TIME TO SHEAR THE CRITTERS

As you approach our neighborhood on Newman’s Neck Road, about 1-1/2 mile away, at the intersection of Newman’s Neck Rd. and Fountaingate Road, is the home of Kathy and Dave Hancock — also known as “Critter Corner” — home to one llama, two dozen alpaca, chickens, guineas, peacocks, two dogs and a long-haired cat.

Each spring the alpacas are sheared (shorn ?) to harvest their wool. The shearing is done by a team of Australian sheep shearers who travel along the East Coast, shearing alpaca and sheep.

The Hancock’s welcome visitors to watch the shearing; you can go into the barn where the shearing is going on. Take your camera and video camera.

Wednesday, April 14
8:00 AM
May want to arrive a little early as there often is a crowd.
Park as far as possible off the road on the shoulder (don’t get into the ditch) on either Newman’s Neck or Fountaingate.

Winter weather advisory: 1:00 AM Thursday – 4:00 PM Thursday, Feb 18

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has issued a winter weather advisory for our area effective 1:00 AM Thursday to 4:00 PM Thursday, Feb 18.

 

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
920 PM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

NCZ012-VAZ077-078-084>086-089-090-092-523-181030-
/O.CON.KAKQ.WW.Y.0010.210218T0600Z-210218T2100Z/
Northampton-Northumberland-Lancaster-Gloucester-Middlesex-Mathews-
Surry-James City-Southampton-York-
Including the cities of Margarettsville, Lewisetta, Alfonso,
Beanes Corner, Brook Vale, Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Lively, Regina,
Achilles, Glass, Gloucester Point, Maryus, Naxera, Ordinary,
Severn, Grafton, Harmony Village, Church View, Cooper, Healys,
Jamaica, Nesting, Bavon, New Point, New Point Comfort, Peary,
Barham, Gwaltney Corner, Bacons Castle, Chippokes State Park,
Hog Island Game Reserve, Poolesville, Booth Fork, Williamsburg,
Franklin, and Tabb
920 PM EST Wed Feb 17 2021

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM
EST THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain that may begin as a brief period of snow
  and sleet. Total ice accumulation of one to two tenths of an
  inch and a light sleet accumulation.

* WHERE...Portions of eastern and southeast Virginia and
  northeast North Carolina.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
  ice. Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions will
  impact the morning commute.

Weather update: Rain changing to snow Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon

Here is the latest weather advisory from the National Weather Service, Wakefield VA; as of 4:00 PM, Wednesday, Feb 10.

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…A wintery mix of precipitation. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze possible.

* WHERE…Portions of southeast Maryland and central, east central, eastern and north central Virginia.

* WHEN…From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

Winter storm watch for our neighborhood: Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon Feb 11-12

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has issued a winter storm watch for our neighborhood for the period Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, Feb 11 – 12.

Winter Storm Watch

Start:  1:00 PM EST, Thursday, February 11

End:  1:00 PM EST, Friday, February 12

Source: U.S. National Weather Service

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON… * WHAT…A wintry mix becoming all snow. Total snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches and ice accumulation of a light glaze possible. * WHERE…Portions of central, east central, eastern and north central Virginia. * WHEN…From Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. * IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

This warning was posted on the PBE  website at 6:20 AM, Wednesday, Feb 10; we will update the weather outlook later on Wednesday.

Winter weather warning: Early Sunday morning through Monday afternoon

Scroll to bottom of this article for latest update.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA, has issued a winter weather warning for our area beginning around midnight Sat/Sun, Jan 30-31 continuing until 7:00 PM Sunday, Jan 31.  Occasional snow and freezing rain will continue off and on through midday Tuesday, Feb 2.

Drive carefully.  Watch for frozen patches on roads; snow on roads can hide frozen patches beneath the snow.  Do not follow other vehicles closely.  Watch for downed trees and power lines — do not approach downed power lines.

This is the announcement issued by NWS – Wakefield:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
234 PM EST Sat Jan 30 2021

MDZ022-VAZ077-078-085-520-310345-
/O.CON.KAKQ.WW.Y.0004.210131T0600Z-210201T0000Z/
Wicomico-Northumberland-Lancaster-Middlesex-
Eastern King and Queen-
Including the cities of Salisbury, Lewisetta, Alfonso,
Beanes Corner, Brook Vale, Kilmarnock, Lancaster, Lively, Regina,
Grafton, Harmony Village, Church View, Cooper, Healys, Jamaica,
Nesting, and King And Queen Court House
234 PM EST Sat Jan 30 2021

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM
EST SUNDAY...

* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4
  inches.

* WHERE...Portions of southeast Maryland and east central and
  eastern Virginia.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 7 PM EST Sunday.

* IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

Snow is expected to change to freezing rain Sunday afternoon or evening.

Monday, February 1:
Cloudy; periods of rain in the morning followed by a bit of snow and rain at times in the afternoon; high temp 41, low temp 30.

Tuesday, February 2:
Occasional light snow flurries before noon; mostly cloudy remainder of the day; high temp 39; low temp 30.


UPDATE:  Sunday, Jan 31; 8:00 AM

Current conditions:  Snow falling; about 1/2 inch accumulation so far; roads clear but wet, slippery in spots

Today’s forecast:

Snow, accumulating an inch or two, becoming mixed with, then changing to rain late in the day

Wind ESE 7 mph

Wind Gusts 12 mph

Probability of Precipitation 85%

Precipitation  0.43 in

Rain 0.25 in

Snow 1.5 in

Hours of Precipitation 8

Hours of Rain 2

Cloud Cover 99%

PBE POA Board of Directors’ meeting announcement

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors will meet:
— Friday, January 15, 2021
— 1:00 PM
— In-person (limited attendance) 4142 Newman’s Neck Road (Williams’ residence)
— Online ZOOM meeting details provided on request

PBE property owners are welcome to attend the Board meeting.

Because of COVID restrictions, in-person attendance is limited to a few Board members.

If you wish to attend online, please contact the Association by email potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com for instructions about attending the meeting online using ZOOM.

The meeting agenda is  here (MS Word document)    _v.01_0115_2021 Agenda PBE BOD_.

Severe weather warning for our neighborhood, Thursday, Dec 24

The National Weather Service Office in Wakefield VA has issued a severe weather warning for our area for Thursday, Dec 24.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1100 PM EST Wed Dec 23 2020

VAZ077-078-084>086-523>525-250400-
Northumberland-Lancaster-Gloucester-Middlesex-Mathews-York-
Newport News-Hampton/Poquoson-
1100 PM EST Wed Dec 23 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for eastern Virginia and
southeast Virginia.

.DAY ONE…Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday.

Widespread showers will accompany a strong cold front crossing the
region Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening. South winds will
become gusty to 25 to 35 mph ahead of the front. Periods of heavy
rainfall are possible.

The Accuweather forecast for our area calls for rain and high winds most of the day and into the night of Thursday, Dec 24. Forecast is for wind gusts approaching 50 MPH.
https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/heathsville/22473/daily-weather-forecast/336262?day=1