A letter From SPB
Save Popponesset Bay would like to wish all of our supporters a very Happy and Healthy New Year! Even with this being the holiday season, trucks began bringing sand to the Spit this past week. SPB expects to bring in 10,000 cubic yards over the coming days which will be spread along the Spit in a few weeks to better address the areas damaged by storms last year and to prepare for the coming season. We are coordinating with the Woods Hole Group, our coastal engineers, as we refine and execute our approach. Our contractor will return to the Spit in late March to make needed repairs or refinements in advance of the summer season. Due to permit limitations, we are not allowed to bring heavy machinery onto the spit after March 31st.
Town of Mashpee Noise Bylaw
A. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons occupying or having charge of any building, dwelling, shelter, boat, conveyance or premises or any part thereof in the Town, other than that section of any establishment licensed under MGL C.138, to cause or suffer or allow between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. any unnecessary loud, excessive or unusual noises in the operation of any radio, phonograph or other mechanical sound- making device or instrument or reproducing device or instrument, or in the play of any band, orchestra, musician or group of musicians, or in the use of any device to amplify the aforesaid, or the making of loud outcries, exclamations or other loud or boisterous noises, or the loud and boisterous singing by any person or group of persons or in the use of any device to amplify the aforesaid noise, where the noise is plainly audible at a distance of one hundred fifty (150’) feet or more from the building, structure, vehicle or premises in which or from which it is produced. Any person violating this subsection shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars ($50) for each offense.
B. Any person who is present in any building, dwelling, shelter, boat, conveyance or premises or any part thereof at any time when a violation of Subsection A occurs shall be deemed to have made, aided, caused, suffered countenanced or otherwise assisted in the making of said improper noises and shall be punished by a fine of fifty dollars ($50) for each offense.
PBA Homeowner Notice regarding Vista Pruning
Recently there have been some unauthorized vista prunings and snow fence installations by Popponesset homeowners, so this is a reminder to all homeowners that all vista pruning or any work ( ie, trimming and /or removal of any plantings along Deans Pond or the ocean) within 50 feet of a water body or vegetated wetland, within 100 feet of a wetland resource, including coastal and inland banks that approval is required by Mashpee ConCom. You are responsible for your landscapers who perform the work, so please make them aware of the rules and regulations on your behalf.
These are not PBA rules -- these are Town of Mashpee ConCom rules. Violation of the rules includes fines and mitigation at owner's expense.
Sailboats on Beach
In preparation for the Winter and Storm Season please remove all sailboats from the beach by Columbus Day, October 8th. Thank You
Sail Boat Registration
Homeowners in 2018 we are creating an inventory of sail boat on our beaches.
Can you please fill out form and included a photo?
In past years we have had to remove boats in storms or found boats on other beaches and want to notify owners.
Important Spit Annoucement
May 31, 2018
It is important that we inform you that Audubon has closed the first crossover from the sound side to the bay or creek side due to a new nest with eggs. Audubon has put the string up to keep people off of this area, as the birds are a federally protected endangered species.
We are asking everyone to please be respectful of this closure. When approaching the Spit please take an immediate left to get to the bay side or continue down to the second crossover to access the bay side. It is imperative that no one enter the area where the nest is located. The risk of non-compliance is that Audubon can totally close the spit to access for everyone.
This is another reminder that “NO DOGS” are allowed from April 1- September 1. We are asking that you help us – If you “See Something, Say Something” Unfortunately there were many people last year that ignored this rule. The dogs disturb the birds and Audubon checks for dog tracks and have the right to close the spit if there isn’t compliance.
We are all looking forward to a wonderful summer enjoying the place we love! Thank you for your support.
There are NO dogs on the Spit APRIL 1 – SEPT 1 or any Popponesset Beaches ANYTIME. ENFORCEMENT TO BE IN PLACE THIS YEAR.
Parking in Popponesset
A PBA parking sticker permits a homeowner to park a vehicle with two wheels on grass and two on the street of their home.
Community House parking is only permitted during community house events and while using playground/ ball field. Beach parking is not permitted at anytime.
Violators are subject to towing, we need to keep streets open to emergency vehicles , allow traffic to flow safely and allow residents access to there homes.
PBA does issue parking passes for the community house in the event you are having a family/ friend event and driveway can not accommodate.
Please give us 1-2 business days notice.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To request a pass.
No Dogs allowed on PBA Beaches
A friendly reminder that dogs are not allowed on PBA or Town of Mashpee beaches at anytime of the year.
To report animals on the Beach call Mashpee Animal Control
Offenders can be fined $50 by Mashpee Animal Control.