Around 8:00 AM this morning — June 22 — a convoy of vehicles and equipment from VDOT and a VDOT contractor showed up on Potomac Drive. They are resurfacing Potomac Drive and Presley Drive; we don’t know if they will go up Newman’s Neck Road.
The resurfacing is not asphalt paving. It’s a layer of sand, then a layer of tar, then a layer of gravel. After the sand-tar-gravel layer is applied, a heavy roller rolls the material flat, then, the process is repeated.
Work should be completed by the end of the day. We don’t recall when the last resurfacing was done, though it was several years ago.
The Potomac Bay Estates water system annual water quality report for 2016 has been distributed and is available online as a PDF document: 2016 Water Quality Report
This is the 2016 water quality report because it consists of measurements taken in 2016. We take water samples monthly and send them to a state laboratory for testing. If any problems are found, we take corrective measures immediately.
Many thanks to everyone who attended the annual meeting last Saturday, June 3. It was good to see everyone, especially our neighbors who don’t live here full-time.
We will post documents from the meeting as soon as the Board approves the minutes.
In other news: The Association has set up an account with SurveyMonkey, an application that allows us to send surveys to members. The survey also can be used for voting on matters before the Association.
Please watch your email for announcements of surveys. When we announce a survey, we will send an email message to all members that includes a link to the survey.
Please go to this link for information on revising the Association bylaws.
In the course of research in preparation for starting the common area beach project, the Board determined that the PBE POA Bylaws now in effect were not in compliance with the Virginia Code, Chapter 26, the Property Owners’ Association Act, VA Code 55-508ff.
The areas of non-compliance were minor and were the result of changes in the statute since the PBE POA was formed in 1989. The Board formed a committee that consulted with an attorney who worked with property owners’ associations. The committee then revised the bylaws.
These revised bylaws are not in effect until they are:
- Approved by 2/3 of the members who are eligible to vote (that is, dues and assessments are paid, not delinquent), and,
- The revised bylaws after approval by the membership are recorded at the Clerk’s office, Northumberland County Circuit Court.
Here is a link to the revised bylaws. The revised sections are highlighted in yellow bold italic print.
In a few days, we will send a survey to all PBE POA members asking for you to review and vote on the revised bylaws. If you wish to vote now, after reviewing the bylaws, please send your vote by email to the POA email address: firstname.lastname@example.org