Thanks to Marie and Buddy Catterton for their dedicated work to refurbish the sign at the entrance to our neighborhood. Here’s a photo of the refurbished sign.
The original sign was erected 12-15 years ago — it’s a carved wooden sign. Over the years, paint dried and was peeling and flaking; wood had dried and was splintered; and, termites had attacked the back of the sign.
Marie and Buddy Catterton removed the old, weather-beaten sign. They spent several weeks carefully scraping, sanding, filling, priming and painting. They completed the work by applying two coats of varnish sealer. They also cleaned, primed and re-painted the support posts.
THANK YOU, MARIE AND BUDDY FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!
The Potomac Bay Estates Property Owners Association 2017 Annual Meeting will be held:
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Hulse home, 324 Potomac Drive
Potluck lunch at 12:00 noon.
The POA will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments, soda, water. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. If you want wine or beer, please BYOB.
If you are not able to attend, please submit a proxy form designating another POA member as your proxy for voting. Proxy form 2017
POA members will elect four Board members at this annual meeting. Board members are elected for a three-year term, except in the case of a member’s resignation when someone will be elected to fill the unexpired portion of that member’s term.
Currently, two Board members’ terms are expiring, both have indicated they will run for re-election for full terms, June 2017 – June 2020.
Two other Board positions are vacant as a result of resignations and need to be filled: One for a term expiring June 2018 and one for a full term, June 2017 – June 2020.
If you are interested in serving the neighborhood as a Board member, please respond by email to Sallie Mullen, Chair, Nominating Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie and Buddy Catterton took on the task of restoring our entrance sign. Here’s the way the sign looked before they started work.
This photo does not show the extensive termite damage on the rear of the sign, nor does it show the real condition of the paint — peeling, dried, flaking off.
And here’s the sign as of April 19 after weeks of scraping, filling, and painting. They will apply two coats of sealer front and back, let the sealer dry, then they will re-mount the sign on the posts at the entrance to the neighborhood.
The old sign at the entrance to the common area at the western end of Potomac Drive has been given new life thanks to Kathy and Don Peebles. The old sign was designed, built, and painted by Carol Seymour. Over the years, weather had taken a heavy toll on the sign, so, Kathy and Don took on the mission of refurbishing the sign.
They removed the old letters; sanded, scraped and repainted the sign background; purchased new letters as needed then cleaned and painted all the letters. Here’s the rebuilt sign.
And here’s the “before” sign:
Thank you, Kathy and Don!!
Marie and Buddy Catterton are working on the sign at the neighborhood entrance. After almost 15 years, the old carved wooden sign had been attacked by termites as well as the weather. Marie and Buddy removed the sign from its mounting about two weeks ago. Since then, they have cleaned and painted the mounting posts; scraped the old paint from the sign; applied several coats of primer-sealer; and are now painting the sign. It should be done and back in place by early May.
After completion of the beach project, the contractor graded and seeded the common area after which the seeded area was covered with straw, which was covered with nylon netting to hold the straw in place.
After a couple of storms, some of the netting was blown away. On Tuesday, March 28, Frank Goyette and Joe Schlatter placed straw blankets over the areas from which the netting had blown away.
Grass is beginning to sprout under the straw — we need to protect the new grass until late this summer at which time it will be fairly well established.
CAUTION: Although the netting is secured to the ground with wire staples, the netting still presents a tripping hazard because the net can catch on shoes and can bunch up under your feet.
PLEASE USE CAUTION IF YOU ARE WALKING ON THE SEEDED AREA SO YOU DON’T TRIP ON THE NETTING.
NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES ARE PERMITTED ON THE SEEDED AREA.