Bookmobile at the Seabrook Post Office Oct 9th and 23rd

From Amanda Brewer, Bookmobile Librarian

Good morning! I’m the Bookmobile librarian for the Beaufort County Library system.

We will bringing the Bookmobile to the Seabrook Post Office on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of October from 2:30-3:15p.m. The specific dates are Monday, October 9th and Monday, October 23rd from 2:30-3:15 pm. Our Bookmobile offers books (Large Print, bestsellers, audiobooks) and movies for all ages. We are also able to register new library cards as well.

Amanda Brewer
Bookmobile Librarian
255-6547
abrewer@bcgov.net

Minutes of the February 6 2017 Board Meeting

Meeting started at 6:30PM. Zach Curry, Seth Howard, Steve Bukkosy present, with Bob Roth attending by telephone.

Agenda and prior meeting minutes approved.

Old Business

  • Hurricane Matthew: Stumps from fallen trees in the boat ramp area were ground for an unusually low price of $600. SPPOA has still not received an invoice for removing trees felled by the Hurricane.
  • Plumbing around the entrance gate was repaired.
  • Stop signs needing work have been replaced.
  • Mowing/Landscaping: The Board will ask the project manager to solicit bids for mowing/landscaping the common areas in 2017.

New Business

  • 2017 Budget: 2016 expenses well within budget. 2017 budget is substantially the same with some differences: an increase in the allocation for Property Management, and decreases in dock maintenance and storm cleanup (due to heavy expenditures in 2016 not expected to be repeated in 2017).
  • Recommendation to have the community roads edged: Board moved to request Marvin Goodwin (Roads Commission) to analyze required near-term maintenance and make a proposal to the Board. Proposal would include specific items and associated costs. These items if approved by the Board would be funded by a short-term loan to the Roads Commission to be paid when Beaufort County transferred excess funds for the tax year to the Roads Commission. The Board also recommended that the Roads Commission make a brief presentation at the annual meeting explaining the relationship between SPPOA and the Commission and giving a status update.
  • Approve loan to the Road commission for drainage project completion: Given the significance of the work, the Board moved to advance a short term loan to the Roads Commission to fund the work instead asking the Roads Commission to defer the work until the County transferred the excess tax funds.
  • Purchasing/using common property for community RVs and boat storage: Board reviewed the idea. Several sites discussed. Sites need to be large enough, well drained and stable, and shielded from view. Project would require acquisition, preparation, security, and maintenance. Board may be able to fund acquisition, preparation, and security. Maintenance could come from an increase in the annual assessment. Seth Howard will approach Claude McCloud to see if he would assist us with project.
  • Finalize details for annual meeting: The week of April 24th was suggested. Zach Curry will see if the Holiday Inn is available. Bob Roth presented a list of work items. He will approach Gwen Moore for assistance and prepare an annual meeting workbook. Approximately $3,500 will be allocated to defer the cost of future meetings.
  • Letter received from –redacted–: The Board reviewed correspondence from –redacted– and requests to –redacted– to correct several deficiencies. Other than a few problems with timing, the Board did not find anything to indicate that –redacted– was unfairly treated. To avoid future problems, and to ensure equitable treatment, the Board will request that the property manager provide a monthly summary to the board covering requests and remedies and maintain a database that can be used to show uniformity and to detect anomalies.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30.

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Roth, Secretary
Seabrook Point Property Owners Association

Beaufort County 2018 County Wide Reassessment Inspections

Beaufort County released their intent to re-assess real property over the coming months. Inspectors will visit each property. They will inspect the exterior only, so property owners do not need to be at home. The inspectors will attempt to identify themselves prior to the inspection, and will leave a card on the door if the homeowner is not present.

Click here for additional details.

Seabrook Point Ladies Luncheon Tuesday April 18 (this month only)

From Catherine Pardue:

Ladies,

Brenda Barnes will be our hostess at the April Seabrook Ladies Luncheon. Please note the change of date just for the April luncheon: April 18, Tuesday.

Please let Brenda know if you will attend by April 11.

Thank you. Hope to see you there!
Catherine

Place:      Paninis
Address:  926 Bay St.
Phone:     843-379-0300
Time:       NoonParking Available at Marina Parking Area and surrounding streets

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Click here for directions.
 Paninis On Bay Street

May 2 Minutes of the Seabrook Point Property Owners Association Board of Directors

Minutes of May 2, 2016 Board Meeting
Attendees: Zach Curry, Steve Bukkosy, Cliff Dey, Seth Howard, Janice Powell, and Bob Roth.

The meeting was called to order at Zach Curry’s house at 6:30 PM. The Board approved the agenda and the minutes from the December 14th meeting.

Old Business
Property management: Bundy has assigned a community manager, Todd Keyserling, to work with the Board. Todd has identified several significant covenant violations. The Board has informed the property owners and will follow up. In most cases the community depends upon the willingness of property owners to abide by the covenants and restrictions. Board decided as a matter of policy that, rather than litigation, the best approach to community management is person-to-person contact to inform property owners of violations, with formal complaints and litigation only if necessary.

Covenant rewrite update: Bob Roth has analyzed and published the results of the covenant survey. He will incorporate the comments into the existing draft and publish a new draft in May. There are two remaining areas to complete: (a) a means of penalizing violations, perhaps via a schedule of fines, and (b) what to do about long-standing, existing violations.

Improved security for the boat ramp and dock area: The gate and fence have been installed and appear to reduce unwanted traffic as intended.

Dock treatment: The dock has been cleaned and treated.

As the number of families with children grows, speeding within the community becomes more serious. Bob All and Janice Powell had suggested various “traffic calming” solutions including portable radar stations and speed humps. The Board found the radar stations too expensive and agreed that speed humps would likely not be accepted by the community. Seth Howard will ask the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department if there is any way for the Sheriff to assist us (perhaps if the Board provided photographic evidence of speeding).

New Business

The primary purpose of the meeting was to transition newly elected members to the Board. The Board formally commended Bob All and Janice Powell for their contributions and outstanding service to the community over the past two years. Based on expected extensive travel, Cliff Dey requested that he be allowed to relinquish his position as Treasurer. Steve Bukkosy was unanimously elected to replace Cliff. The Board agreed that Zach Curry should remain as President, and that Bob Roth should remain as Secretary.

Bob Roth provided a DVD containing archives of the SPPOA to all Board members and will provide email records in the near future.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 PM. The next meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Respectfully submitted,
Bob Roth, Secretary
Seabrook Point Property Owners Association

August 22 Minutes of the Seabrook Point Property Owners Association Board Meeting

Minutes of August 22, 2016 Board Meeting

Attendees: Zach Curry, Seth Howard, Steve Bukkosy

The meeting was called to order at 6:30pm at Zach Curry’s house. The Board amended the agenda to include nomination of the SPPOA Treasurer. The amended agenda was approved, as were the minutes of the May 2nd Board Meeting.

Old Business

Property Manager
The Board agreed to continue to use Bundy Asset Management as a property manager on a month-to-month basis.

Speeding
The Board has evaluated several actions to reduce speeding in the community and has not been able to find a long-term solution that will be effective, economical, and acceptable to the community. The issue has been tabled.

Lot 49
The owner of 38 Whale Branch has requested removal from the Seabrook Point Property Owner’s Association and the governing covenants. The Board will get legal counsel regarding the options for Lot 49. Zachary Curry will take this for action.

New Business

Community Marketing
There was discussion on a comprehensive analysis by a real estate professional to give recommendations on how to market the community and what the community can focus on to maintain property values and competitiveness with other area communities. Seth Howard will take this for action.

Nomination for SPPOA Treasurer
Seth Howard was nominated and approved as SPPOA Treasurer.

Roads Commission
There is a need for one road commissioner. No names were provided, but the board was encouraged to find nominees.

Board Nominations
There will be four open board positions to fill in 2017. The board discussed the need for nominees.

Budget
Seth Howard provided a review of the SPPOA budget year to date. Nothing significant to report.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:45pm. A date for the next meeting was not set.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Roth, Secretary
Seabrook Point Property Owners Association

2017 Community Meeting on Monday, April 17 at 7 P.M. Watch Your Mail for a Meeting Package.

The 2017 Seabrook  Point  Property  Owners Association  Annual  Meeting  will  be held  from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 17, 2016, with registration from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites at 2225 Boundary St, Beaufort, SC 29902. Click here for a map. Turn left immediately after entering the hotel. The meeting will be in Salon A, on the right at the end of the hall with the meeting rooms.

Directions to the Meeting Room

Directions to the Meeting Room

Please try to attend and take an active part in your association and community.

We need you to return the enclosed proxy even if you plan to attend so we can verify a quorum (51% of the properties represented in person or by proxy) prior to the meeting.

You can return the proxy (and data base changes, if any) by mail in the included self-addressed stamped envelope, in an email to bob@18whalebranch.com, by fax to (919) 846-1431.

Your package contains a unique, private userid on the bottom right of your mailing label, and is the same one previously used during prior mailings. You can use this id to login to the Seabrook Point website.

After you log in, you will see a set of links to the documents in the meeting package and a form containing your current directory information. If your data base information is incorrect or incomplete, change it and click on Continue. Bob Roth will make the changes in our data base and send you a confirmation email.

If you do not receive your meeting package by mail prior to 3/24/2017, please let Bob Roth know.

Seabrook Point Ladies Luncheon February 28th 2017

From Catherine Pardue:

Ladies,

Don’t forget our February luncheon! We will meet at Cat Island Grill and Pub – 8 Waveland Ave., Beaufort, SC 29907, 843-524-4653. The luncheon is on Tuesday, February 28 at noon.

Judy Daigel is the hostess. Please contact her to RSVP.

Hope to see you there!

Catherine Pardue

Place: Cat Island Grill and PubCatIslandGrillAndPub
8 Waveland Ave.
Beaufort, SC
Time:  Noon
Phone:(843) 524-4653

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January Ladies Lunch on January 31 at Noon

From Teri Hamill:

Ladies,

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! I have chosen Blackstone’s Cafe (205 Scott Street) Blackstone's Cafein downtown Beaufort for our January luncheon. We will meet on Tuesday, January 31 at noon. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone and will send out another reminder later this month.

Hope to see you then!

Teri Hamill

Click here for directions to Blackstone’s. Click here to look at the menu.