ALL THE BENCHES ARE SPOKEN FOR:
Community House Clean Up- Benches up for grabs!
We are busy working to get the Community House ready for the upcoming summer season. If anyone would like one of the benches that line the walls of the community center, they are up for grabs, assuming you can pick up by April 22nd. There is no cost, but we would welcome a donation to the Community House.
The benches were originally used as church pews when the community center held church's services (1950s/early 1960s?).
The benches are approximately 10 1/2 feet in length. They are stained pine and could potentially be used outdoors.
We are asking that anyone interested in owning a pew, please pick them up from the community center on or before the weekend of April 22 nd (Popponesset spring clean up day). They will be available on a first come first serve basis., PBA Members in good standing.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
First Annual Poppy
This year PBA will hold its first POPPY VENDOR EXPO on Saturday, May 27 at the Community House from 9am – 2pm. The EXPO will provide our homeowners with the opportunity to meet local service providers for interior and exterior home services. The Vendors contacted are those who have been recommended by members of our community. Vendors will purchase table space within the Community House, and be available all day to meet and discuss their specific services. Poppy residents can set up personal appointments for projects. Funds received from the Vendor Expo will be used for future Community House Improvements. For any questions or if you have names of local businesses you would recommend, let us know so we can extend an invitation. Call or email Marian at Email: email@example.com or Cell: 203-812-9570.
2017 Save the Dates!
Annual Poppy Clean Up Day – Saturday April 22
First Vendor Expo – Saturday May 27
Poppy Plunge – Sunday May 28
Poppy Open Golf Tournament – Thursday June 22, 10am (Quashnet Valley)
Annual Homeowners Information Meeting - Saturday June 24
Community House Opens for the Season – Monday June 26
3 vs. 3 Basketball Tourney Boys - July 5
3 vs. 3 Basketball Tourney Girls - July 6
Poppy Road Race – Saturday July 15
Community Night – Friday August 11
Community House Closes - Friday August 18
Annual Homeowners Meeting – Saturday September 9
PROCEDURES FOR POPPONESSET HOMEOWNERS ABUTTING BEACH, POND and COASTAL BANK AREA
How to avoid fines
For Popponesset Homeowners planning to do any landcaping, clearing, dumping, home improvements, etc... that abut beach, pond and coastal bank areas, please know you must work with the Mashpee Conservation Commission to obtain necessary permits.
The PBA has a very close and great working relationship with the Mashpee Conservation Commission and would like all homeowners to be aware of that relationship and to use us as a resource for any changes that you may be contemplating.
The PBA Board is happy to help answer questions regarding any improvements pertaining to any sensitive area or habitats, particularly around the pond, coastal bank and the beaches. There are numerous Conservation rules about fertilizers, application, time periods and what kinds of grass seed that can be used by landscapers as well as homeowners and we want to be sure that everyone is aware of them.
There are a number of examples of how working with Conn Comm and PBA can improve your property or vistas as well as the surrounding area and the environment for everyone including our aquatic and wildlife. One homeowner on the pond committed his own extensive time and money obtaining a Vista Pruning permit from the Town of Mashpee and working with Con-Comm, extradited the invasive weeds and plantings which helps the pond as well as the entire Popponesset Community. The area is owned by PBA and the work was approved in conjunction and with oversight from Con Comm as part of their permit. The homeowner has met all of his current requirements and they will be replanting at their expense, once the invasive weeds are killed off which will enhance the views for those walking, biking or strolling along the path. Win win for everyone.
On the other hand there have been clear cutting, illegal cutting and dumping issues by homeowners along the path that Con Comm is aware of and will be following closely as this is a fineable offense. Several incidents included Homeowners being fined and having to pay for removal or restoration of work they did without Mashpee Conservation Commission approval/permitting.
Dumping debris and leaves etc on PBA property or in or near the pond and beaches is also not allowed and by the Conservation Commission.
Please feel free to reach out to Mary Ann Newcomb, Chair of Pond Committee/Liasion with ConComm.
The next PBA Board of Directors Meeting will be held
Saturday May 6, 2017.
Popponesset Homeowners are welcome to attend from 10-11am.
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