UPDATE – May 25, 2023
Deadly Currents – Please remind your family members and guests not to enter the water at the point near the lighthouse due to the deadly currents. We want everyone to have a safe summer so avoid the water in that area. Additionally, the County has erected new warning signs in the area.
Drive Slowly – As you go about our community this summer, be aware of the children walking, riding bikes and playing…and obey the traffic signs. Way too many drivers exceed the 15 mph speed limit on the sand/gravel roads and 25 mph on Lighthouse Blvd.
Summertime Security – Starting on Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day we will again have Calvert County Deputy Sheriffs providing weekend security. If you “see something … say something” and call the non-emergency number for the Sheriff’s department at 410-535-2800. If it is a true emergency, call 911.
Roadwork – We have signed the work order for the annual roadwork. Due to the dry weather over the winter and spring the roads are in pretty good condition. Thanks to Matt Lehtonen for taking care of those annoying potholes. Once we are advised as to when the contractor commences work, we will let everyone know.
July 3rd Festivities – Again this year Tom Clifton is planning an evening of fun here at Cove Point Beach. Weather permitting, the show will begin at 9 pm on Monday, July 3. Tom is seeking donations to help offset the cost. There is also a raffle for an ice cooler filled with assorted liquor…the cost is $5 per raffle ticket or 5 for $20. You can drop off your contribution and or buy raffle tickets at Tom’s house located at 10994 Webster Dr. (the corner of Lighthouse Blvd. and Webster Dr.) or use Venmo for LeAnn-Clifton.
2023 Annual Dues – As a reminder, annual Association dues are to be paid by June 1. Invoices were sent out in late April and here is a copy if needed.
Thank You – Property owner Jean Maliuat collected over $140 towards her $1,000 goal for this year’s American Cancer Society’s walk. Jean thanks all those who contributed at Saturday’s Association meeting.
Next Association Meeting – Our next meeting will be held on August 26, 2023; details to follow.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - May 20, 2023
From time to time, we need to call on volunteers from the Association’s membership to assist with small projects around the community. The projects vary from one-time opportunities like helping organize the annual beach clean-up, landscaping the area around the Cove Point Beach sign at the entrance to the community, or organizing a social event during the summer. There are other opportunities such as helping to maintaining the Member Directory and our website (http://www.covepointbeach.com). Without volunteers, we must hire folks to perform these tasks. This in turn raises our operational costs resulting in higher annual dues for all of us. If you’re interested in finding out more, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are other opportunities such as serving on the Board of Directors. In August both Larry and Tony will be stepping down from the Board after serving for 6 years, thus creating two open seats. If you are interested in joining the Board, please email email@example.com with a short paragraph about your interest in serving. Individual terms are for three years.
As we get ready to kick off the summer season, we want to thank our current volunteers who mow grass in common areas, fill in the potholes, and other maintenance projects. Please consider joining the team and sharing your time and talents with this wonderful community.
UPDATE - April 24, 2023
You can find your 2023 Dues Invoice here. Again this year, through the hard work of your board of directors, there is no increase in your dues. The 2023 dues are to be paid not later than June 1 either by check or using the link to our Square account (there is a non-refundable fee paid to Square for using this service.)
Also see this information on how to request a 2023/2024 parking permit. Please remember parking permits are only required if you intend to park at any of the beach entrances or at the north beach area.
UPDATE - April 18, 2023
The Spring Meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. will be held in person on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Please note for this meeting only, we will meet at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall in Lusby, Maryland (at the corner of Cove Point Rd. and H. G. Trueman Rd., on the east side of the church.)
Following the meeting, we will hold our annual beach cleanup and later in the day join us for a BYOB cocktail hour on the beach. Details to follow.
We look forwarded to seeing you in May.
UPDATE - April 10, 2023
Spring Membership Meeting - The Spring meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. will be held in-person on Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10 am to 11:30 am. The Meeting Notice and Agenda will be sent out later in April.
Beach Clean Up - Following the Spring meeting on May 20th, we will hold our annual beach cleanup. Details to follow.
Beach Social - Later in the day on May 20th, join us for a BYOB cocktail hour on the beach. Details to follow.
2023 Association Dues - Again this year, through the hard work of your board of directors, there is no increase in your membership dues. The 2023 dues are to be paid not later than June 1. The Dues Invoice will be sent out later in April.
Parking Permits - The 2023/2024 parking permits will be available after payment of your dues. Please remember a parking permit is only needed if you intend to park at any of the beach entrances or the north beach area. Specific information will be provided with the Dues Invoice.
UPDATE - February 16, 2023
Verizon Cellular Service - Hopefully everyone is experiencing improved connectivity via their Verizon cell service. This was accomplished with the assistance of Linda Vassallo, deputy county administrator, and others. We have been advised by Verizon, “... the circuit was repaired and the issue should be resolved now" and residents should be experiencing an improvement in service. If you continue to experience problems, please call Verizon directly.
Spring Meeting - Mark your calendars for the Association’s spring meeting on Saturday, May 20th; details to follow.
UPDATE – October 19, 2022
2023 Budget Approval – The membership unanimously approved the 2023 balanced budget as presented; there is no increase in Association dues for 2023. If you are a member in good standing and want a copy of the approved budget, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
As before, the Association’s dues include the annual road maintenance fee included in the covenants to every deed in the community. Any property owner who declines to pay dues, must still pay the road maintenance fee by June 1, 2023. Since this contractual fee is adjusted annually as determined by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the amount of the 2023 road fee will be announced next spring when CPI figures for 2022 become available.
The deadline for payment of Association dues will continue to be June 1. An invoice will be sent to all property owners in April 2023.
Annual Association Meeting – We held our annual/fall meeting on Saturday, August 27; highlights are summarized below.
August 21, 2022 - Association Update
Fall Membership Meeting – Just a reminder that our next meeting will be this Saturday, August 27, 2022, from 10 - 11 am at the Southern Community Center, Lusby, Maryland. At this meeting we will be voting on the proposed 2023 budget and the election of two board members. If an Association member would like a copy of the Treasurer's Report, contact email@example.com.
Absentee Ballots – If you will not be attending Saturday’s meeting and if you have not mailed your ballot, please do so today! All absentee ballots must be received by this Wednesday, August 24, 2022, to be counted.
Our Website – Remember you can find copies of the meeting notice, proposed budget, absentee ballot and more at the Association’s website: covepointbeach.com.
Two Reminders – With Labor Day weekend just two weeks away, please remind your family and guests not to get in the water at the point by the lighthouse due to the dangerous currents. Also, please remember to pick up after your dogs.
Thank You to Our Volunteers – A big thank you to those volunteers who help out maintaining our roads, beaches and cutting the grass around the entrance sign and along some of the undeveloped lots. They include: Teddy Booker, Tom Clifton, Mike Howdyshell, and Matt Lehtonen.
July 28, 2022 - Golf Carts!
For safety’s sake, we’ve been asked to reiterate Maryland laws and regulations regarding golf carts. Kids who are 12 years or older may only drive golf carts when they are accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian); minors 16 or older may only drive alone if they have a driver’s license. A golf cart driven by a minor without an adult or a driver’s license is illegal. If an underage driver gets into an accident driving a golf cart, the child or his/her parents would be liable for the damages incurred. According to Maryland’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), golf carts cannot legally operate on public roadways, such as Lighthouse Blvd. The exception is a cart crossing a street to continue its journey to another portion of a private property. Keep our kids and everyone else safe this summer!
July 26, 2022 - Meeting Notice and Ballot
This year’s Fall Meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc., membership will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Southern Community Center, Lusby, Maryland.
If you prefer to participate via Zoom, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
In the event you are unable to participate in person, please complete and return the Absentee Ballotso it is received no later than Wednesday, August 24, 2022. The file also includes the draft meeting Agenda and draft 2023 Budget.
June 4, 2022 - Maryland's Wild Turtles are on the Move...Read more on Baynet.com
June 4, 2022 – Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department (SVRSFD) Presentation @ Spring Meeting
Rick Hargrave, SVRSFD Fire Captain, presented information on the proposed move to a new central location. The presentation can be viewed here.
April 27, 2022 – 2022 Dues Invoice
Annual Association dues remain the same as last year. The 2022 Invoice can be found here. Dues are to be paid by June 1, 2022, either by check or via Square (a link is also available on our About page.) Please remember Square charges you a fee for providing this payment service. If you have any questions, please contact the Association's treasurer at Treasurer@covepointbeach.com.
April 19, 2022 – Meeting Notice
This year's Spring Meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. membership will be held in-person at the Southern Community Center, Lusby, Md, on Saturday, May 21 from 10 am to 11:30 am. Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing everyone in-person with year!
Following the meeting we will hold our annual beach clean-up. Use the following link to sign up: Annual Cove Point Beach Clean-Up. Then, please join us from 3 pm to 6 pm for our Spring Gathering...find the info here.
March 27, 2022 – Association Update
March 17, 2022 - Fire Department Training
The Solomons Volunteer Rescue Squad and Fire Department will be conducting training at the unoccupied home located at 10973 Chesapeake Drive here in Cove Point Beach. This will occur on Thursday evenings and some Saturdays as the department works on perfecting its work with other local volunteer fire departments as they jointly fight fires. The house will not be burnt down at this time, rather they will be pumping it full of smoke (the house will be torn down later this year.) During the exercises Chesapeake Drive will be open to residents. If you have any questions, you can email fire department Captain Rick Hargrave at: email@example.com
October 29, 2021 - State of Emergency
Earlier today Calvert County declared a State of Emergency and Activated its Emergency Operations Center due to the high winds and coastal flooding. Additionally, Huntingtown High School has opened as an evacuation center. Check the county website for further information.
At high tide this morning, strong sustained winds at 25 mph and gusts up to 33 mph were recorded on a home weather station which forced water from the Bay and over the beach and into some of the yards facing the beach on Calvert Blvd. This tidal surge continued most of the morning.
Several of our roads in Cove Point are flooded out...Lighthouse Blvd east of Poplar; Polar north of Lighthouse; and Elm north of Lighthouse.
The winds have since died down (now around 5 mph). The steady rain has stopped...we only received 3/10" of rain.
The next high tide is around 9:30 pm tonight. With reduced winds, I don't expect as many problems tonight.
FYI, Calvert County provides sand and sandbags (you have to fill them yourself) at the Appeal Landfill here in Lusby.
October 27, 2021 - 2022 Budget
The calendar year 2022 budget as approved by the Association membership at the August 28, 2021 Annual Meeting (held via Zoom). Again this year we have a balanced budget and no dues increases for calendar year 2022. If an Association member would like a copy of the budget, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As before, the Association’s dues include the annual road maintenance fee included in the covenants to every deed in the community. Any property owner who declines to pay dues, must still pay the road maintenance fee by June 1, 2022. Since this contractual fee is adjusted annually as determined by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the amount of the 2022 roads fee will be announced next spring when CPI figures for 2021 become available.
The deadline for payment of Association dues will continue to be June 1. An invoice will be sent to all property owners in April 2022.
September 1, 2021 - Association Update
Fall Association Meeting – We held a virtual meeting on Saturday, August 28; highlights are summarized below:
July 27, 2021 - Meeting Notice and Ballot: This year’s Fall Meeting of the Cove Point Beach Association, Inc. membership will not be held in person due to Covid-19 considerations. Instead, we will hold a Zoom meeting on Saturday, August 28th from 10:00 a.m. thru 11:30 a.m. If you need a ballot, the agenda, or the draft 2022 budget, contact us at email@example.com.
July 20, 2021 - Association Update
May 26, 2021 - CPBA Rules: As we begin another summer season here at Cove Point Beach, the Board of Directors want to share with everyone, especially all of our newer property owners, the long-standing beach and road rules (Click here.) Adherence to these simple, common sense rules ensures everyone’s safety and enjoinment. Please read to familiarize yourself with these rules and share them with your family and guests.
May 24, 2021 - Association Update
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