Thanks to all who attended the annual meeting!!!

Our long-delayed annual meeting was held today, Saturday, Sep 18, in the picnic area at the west end of Potomac Drive.  Twenty of our neighbors attended, enjoyed a picnic followed by a business meeting.

THANKS TO EVERYONE who attended and brought food to share with neighbors.  We especially thank Tyese and Jermaine Smith for providing mac & cheese, barbecued chicken, and sweet potato pies!

Our Association President Dave Williams announced his resignation from the Board of Directors.  Dave and Suellen are departing in a few days to sail to SC where they will spend the winter living on their boat.  Thanks to Dave for his service to our community!!

Minutes of the meeting will be posted in a few days . . . watch this spot for notice of the minutes being posted.

REMINDER: PBEPOA Annual Meeting this Saturday, Sep 18

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association annual meeting is THIS SATURDAY:

  • Saturday, September 18
  • 12:00 noon: Picnic lunch; PBE POA furnishes hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments; please bring a side dish or salad AND a dessert to share.  BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS.
  • 1:00 PM:  Business meeting
  • Location:  Picnic area at the west end of Potomac Drive

This is an important meeting because we will be voting on revisions to the BYLAWS and COVENANTS.  The revised documents are available at this link.

Three other documents are available for your review and comment at the meeting, however, these do not require a vote by the membership:

  • Rules and Responsibilities
  • Architectural Guidelines
  • Treasurer procedures

IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TELLING US YOU CANNOT ATTEND AND ASSIGNING YOUR PROXY.  To assign your proxy, include in the email:

  • Name(s)
  • Lot number
  • Person to whom you are assigning your proxy.
  • Email address:  potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com

Tropical Depression IDA final update

This is the final update concerning the impact of the remnants of Hurricane Ida — now a Tropical Depression — on our neighborhood.

Short version:  We can expect rain and wind beginning Wednesday, Sep 1 — probably around noon — and continuing until late Wednesday/Thursday night (Sep 1-2).


This map from the National Hurricane Center shows projected rainfall amounts — we are on the edge of the 1-2 inch and 2-4 inch rainfall.  We likely will experience flooded roads and ditches, and, winds of 10-12 MPH with gusts up to 20 MPH-Plus

Storm QPF

 



Here is the latest warning from the National Weather Service, Wakefield VA.

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
1253 PM EDT Mon Aug 30 2021

MDZ021>025-VAZ048-062-064-069-075>078-082>086-090-099-100-509>523-
311700-
Dorchester-Wicomico-Somerset-Inland Worcester-Maryland Beaches-
Fluvanna-Goochland-Caroline-Powhatan-Westmoreland-Richmond-
Northumberland-Lancaster-Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-Middlesex-
Mathews-James City-Accomack-Northampton-Western Louisa-
Eastern Louisa-Western Hanover-Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-Eastern Henrico-
Western King William-Eastern King William-Western King and Queen-
Eastern King and Queen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-York-
1253 PM EDT Mon Aug 30 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast Maryland, central
Virginia, east central Virginia, eastern Virginia, north central
Virginia and southeast Virginia.

.DAY ONE...This afternoon and tonight.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing
heavy rain with localized flash flooding possible this afternoon and
evening. Isolated strong to severe storms will also be possible,
with damaging wind gusts as the primary threat.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Ida will impact the region
Wednesday and Wednesday night. Showers and thunderstorms associated
with this system could produce some instances of flash flooding,
especially across the Piedmont. Isolated severe storms will also be
possible.

PBE POA Annual Meeting Announcement

The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association Annual Meeting for 2021 will be held:

  • DATE:   Saturday, September 18, 2021.
  • TIME:  12:00 noon lunch; 1:00 PM meeting
  • LOCATION:  Picnic area in common area at west end of Potomac Drive.  Inclement weather:  Williams’ residence, 4142 Newman’s Neck Rd.

The POA will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, and condiments.  Please bring a side dish or salad, AND a dessert to share.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEETING because we will discuss and vote to approve revised Bylaws and Restrictive Covenants.  A few days ago, we sent to everyone a notice about the revisions of our governance documents.  The revised documents are available on the PBE POA website at this link:

https://pbepoa.com/revised-pbe-poa-governance-documents/

The Bylaws and Covenants require a vote by the membership.  The other documents are approved by the Board and do not require membership approval – however – comments on these documents are welcome: (1) Guidelines for Submission and Review of Construction Plans; (2) Rules and Responsibilities for Members of PBE POA; (3) PBE Office of Treasurer Procedures and Compliance.

IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR PROXY TO ENSURE A QUORUM IS PRESENT.  A proxy form is at this link:  Proxy form 2021

Print, complete, scan, and return as directed on the form.  IF YOU CANNOT USE THE ATTACHED PROXY FORM, please submit your proxy by email to the POA email account  — potomacbaypoa@hotmail.com.   Include in your email the information requested on the proxy form.

The AGENDA for the Sep 18 annual meeting can be viewed or downloaded here:  PBE POA_Agenda_0918_2021_ v.02-0831 (1)

Tropical Storm Ida to affect our neighborhood : UPDATE

This update is as of 8:00 AM, Monday, August 30, 2021.

Tropical Storm Ida is projected to reach our neighborhood late Wednesday, Sep 1, as a tropical depression with maximum winds of 39 MPH and rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches..  The storm is projected to leave our neighborhood Thursday morning, Sep 2.

The following projection maps were posted by the National Hurricane Center at 7:00 AM, Monday, August 30.

Arrival Time of Storm

cone graphic



Projected rainfall amounts — 2 to 4 inches for our neighborhood

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]



Flash flooding danger — 10% Slight for our neighborhood

[Image of WPC Flash Flooding/Excessive Rainfall Outlook]



The National Weather Service, Wakefield VA issued the following advisory at 4:41 AM, Monday, August 30.

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
441 AM EDT Mon Aug 30 2021

MDZ021>025-NCZ012>017-030>032-102-VAZ048-060>062-064>069-075>090-092-
093-095>100-509>525-310845-
Dorchester-Wicomico-Somerset-Inland Worcester-Maryland Beaches-
Northampton-Hertford-Gates-Pasquotank-Camden-Western Currituck-
Bertie-Chowan-Perquimans-Eastern Currituck-Fluvanna-Prince Edward-
Cumberland-Goochland-Caroline-Mecklenburg-Lunenburg-Nottoway-Amelia-
Powhatan-Westmoreland-Richmond-Northumberland-Lancaster-Brunswick-
Dinwiddie-Prince George-Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-Middlesex-
Mathews-Greensville-Sussex-Surry-James City-Southampton-
Isle of Wight-Norfolk/Portsmouth-Suffolk-Chesapeake-Virginia Beach-
Accomack-Western Louisa-Eastern Louisa-Western Hanover-
Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-Eastern Henrico-
Western King William-Eastern King William-Western King and Queen-
Eastern King and Queen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-York-Newport News-
Hampton/Poquoson-
441 AM EDT Mon Aug 30 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast Maryland, northeast
North Carolina, central Virginia, east central Virginia, eastern
Virginia, north central Virginia, south central Virginia and
southeast Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Ida will impact the region on
Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms associated with this system
could produce some instances of flash flooding, especially across the
Piedmont. Isolated severe storms will also be possible.

Remnants of Hurricane Ida projected to affect us Wednesday, Sep 1, afternoon-night

The remnants of Hurricane Ida are projected to affect our area beginning Wednesday morning, Sep 1, and continuing though most of Wed-Thu night, Sep 1-2.  The latest National Hurricane Center projection calls for our area to experience:

  • 2-4 inches of rain
  • Winds below 39 MPH

Below are (1) graphics from the National Hurricane Center, and (2) the 4:50 PM Sunday warning from the National Weather Service in Wakefield VA.

PLEASE CHECK THIS SITE REGUARLY — WE WILL UPDATE AT LEAST TWICE DAILY UNTIL THE THREAT FROM IDA’S REMNANTS IS GONE.


Projected Arrival Times of Winds

cone graphic


Projected Rainfall Totals

[Image of WPC QPF U.S. rainfall potential]


Flash Flooding Potential

We are outside the 5% Marginal risk area.

[Image of WPC Flash Flooding/Excessive Rainfall Outlook]


At 4:50 PM Sunday, Aug 29, the National Weather Service Office, Wakefield VA issued the following warning for our area:

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Wakefield VA
450 PM EDT Sun Aug 29 2021

MDZ021>025-NCZ012>017-030>032-102-VAZ048-060>062-064>069-075>090-092-
093-095>100-509>525-302215-
Dorchester-Wicomico-Somerset-Inland Worcester-Maryland Beaches-
Northampton-Hertford-Gates-Pasquotank-Camden-Western Currituck-
Bertie-Chowan-Perquimans-Eastern Currituck-Fluvanna-Prince Edward-
Cumberland-Goochland-Caroline-Mecklenburg-Lunenburg-Nottoway-Amelia-
Powhatan-Westmoreland-Richmond-Northumberland-Lancaster-Brunswick-
Dinwiddie-Prince George-Charles City-New Kent-Gloucester-Middlesex-
Mathews-Greensville-Sussex-Surry-James City-Southampton-
Isle of Wight-Norfolk/Portsmouth-Suffolk-Chesapeake-Virginia Beach-
Accomack-Western Louisa-Eastern Louisa-Western Hanover-
Eastern Hanover-Western Chesterfield-
Eastern Chesterfield (Including Col. Heights)-
Western Henrico (Including the City of Richmond)-Eastern Henrico-
Western King William-Eastern King William-Western King and Queen-
Eastern King and Queen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-York-Newport News-
Hampton/Poquoson-
450 PM EDT Sun Aug 29 2021

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for southeast Maryland, northeast
North Carolina, central Virginia, east central Virginia, eastern
Virginia, north central Virginia, south central Virginia and
southeast Virginia.

.DAY ONE...Tonight.

Hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday.

The remnants of Tropical Cyclone Ida may impact the region on
Wednesday. Showers and thunderstorms associated with this system
could produce some instances of flash flooding, especially across
the Piedmont. Isolated severe storms will also be possible.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Revised PBE POA Documents for your review

In the Commonwealth of Virginia all property owners’ associations are subject to the Code of Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act.  The Virginia legislature revised the Act effective September  2019.  Because our Covenants and Bylaws must not conflict with the superseding Virginia Code, the Board of Directors has reviewed our governing documents and made revisions. The Board  is presenting the revised documents for your consideration and comment prior to our annual meeting ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18.  At the annual meeting in September, we will have the opportunity to question and discuss the changes and hopefully approve the revised versions.

All revised documents are now posted at this link.

Please review the revised documents with special attention to the Bylaws and Covenants.

In addition to revising the Covenants and Bylaws, the Board also revised other governing documents:

  • “Guidelines for the Submission and Review of Construction Plans”.
  • “Rules and Responsibilities for Members of Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners’ Association”.
  • The Board also created a new document, “ Potomac Bay Estates Office of Treasurer Procedures and Compliance” which details financial procedures and safeguards.

To summarize:

  • At the Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 18, the membership will have the opportunity to discuss the revised documents.
  • The Membership will vote on the Bylaws and the Covenants.
  • Although the membership is not required to approve revisions to the other documents, they are included for your information and comment.

Comments or questions may be directed to frankgoyette1@gmail.com

Tropical Storm Elsa: Status as of 7:00 AM, Thursday, July 8

Wind and rain from Tropical Storm Elsa are expected to arrive late this afternoon (Thursday) and remain through Thursday night into Friday morning.

This link is to the Accuweather forecast for our area.  Information at this link includes:  Current location of the storm; predicted rainfall amounts; predicted wind speeds; arrival time of winds.

The National Weather Service in Wakefield VA has updated their warnings, projecting that wind and rain from Tropical Storm Elsa will arrive in our area around 4:00 PM Thursday and exit around 5:00 AM Friday.

Because of the high winds, we recommend:

  • Secure all outdoor items — lawn/deck furniture; grill; bicycles; etc.  Either tie down, move inside, or otherwise secure these items so they will not be blown around.
  • Be prepared for power outage(s) lasting several hours.
  • Make certain your boat is securely tied down to lift or at marina.
  • Watch/listen to local TV and radio for weather alerts.
  • Be careful of high water on area rods, especially on Newman’s Neck Road between our neighborhood and Hwy 360.

 

 

Tropical Storm Elsa: Revised projections — 11:00 PM, Wednesday, July 7

This is the latest map of the track of Tropical Storm Elsa from the National Hurricane Center.  Wednesday, July 7, 11:00 PM

cone graphic

Note the center of the storm will pass over our area around 8:00 PM, Thursday, July 8; Elsa is rated a Tropical Storm — winds over 39 MPH.

Rain is expected to start in our area around 10:00 AM Thursday, July 8, becoming heavier until departing our area around 5:00 AM, Friday, July 9

Here is the latest information from the National Weather Service, Wakefield, VA — as of 11:30 PM, Wednesday, July 7.
Tropical Storm Elsa Local Statement Advisory Number 32
National Weather Service Wakefield VA  AL052021
1130 PM EDT Wed Jul 7 2021

This product covers CENTRAL AND EASTERN VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...AND THE LOWER MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE

**ELSA IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN
VIRGINIA...NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...AND SOUTHEAST MARYLAND LATE
THURSDAY INTO EARLY FRIDAY**


NEW INFORMATION
---------------

* CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - The Tropical Storm Watch has been upgraded to a Tropical Storm
      Warning for Accomack, Bertie, Camden, Chesapeake, Chowan,
      Dorchester, Eastern Currituck, Gates, Gloucester,
      Hampton/Poquoson, Hertford, Inland Worcester, Lancaster,
      Maryland Beaches, Mathews, Middlesex, Newport News,
      Norfolk/Portsmouth, Northampton, Northumberland, Pasquotank,
      Perquimans, Somerset, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, Western
      Currituck, Westmoreland, Wicomico, and York

* CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS:
    - A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Accomack, Bertie,
      Camden, Chesapeake, Chowan, Dorchester, Eastern Currituck,
      Gates, Gloucester, Hampton/Poquoson, Hertford, Inland
      Worcester, Lancaster, Maryland Beaches, Mathews, Middlesex,
      Newport News, Norfolk/Portsmouth, Northampton, Northumberland,
      Pasquotank, Perquimans, Somerset, Suffolk, Virginia Beach,
      Western Currituck, Westmoreland, Wicomico, and York

* STORM INFORMATION:
    - About 590 miles southwest of Ocean City MD or about 480 miles
      southwest of Norfolk VA
    - 32.1N 82.3W
    - Storm Intensity 45 mph
    - Movement North-northeast or 25 degrees at 16 mph

SITUATION OVERVIEW
------------------

Tropical Storm Elsa continues to track across Georgia late this
evening and will then track northeast into the Carolinas later
tonight into Thursday morning. Elsa is then forecast to move across
northern North Carolina and eastern Virginia Thursday evening into
Thursday night, before moving northeast of the Delmarva coast Friday
morning.

Heavy rain bands and embedded thunderstorms are expected to
overspread the region Thursday and continue into Thursday night. 1
to 3 inches of rainfall is forecast across much of central and
eastern Virginia, in addition to the Lower Eastern Shore. Locally
higher amounts up to 5 inches are possible in these locations. Heavy
rainfall will result in a threat of localized flash flooding. A
Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the above mentioned areas.

Tropical storm force wind gusts are expected to develop along/near
coastal portions of northeast North Carolina, eastern Virginia, and
southeast Maryland Thursday evening into Thursday night. This could
lead to some downed trees and scattered power outages. There is the
potential for minor tidal flooding in areas along the north side of
the Albemarle and Currituck Sound (including Back Bay in Virginia
Beach) from late Thursday into Thursday night. In addition, minor
tidal flooding is possible on the bay side of the Lower Maryland
Eastern Shore and in portions of the Virginia Northern Neck adjacent
to the tidal Potomac.

Additionally, a few tornadoes will be possible Thursday into
Thursday night across northeast North Carolina, southeast/eastern
Virginia, and southeast Maryland, which could lead to locally
enhanced damage.

Dangerous marine conditions are expected to develop by Thursday
evening with strong winds and seas building to 6 to 9 feet.