To the Popponesset Community:
The PBA Board has been very active this winter addressing many significant community needs and projects. We have recently completed a two-month budgeting process and have made our initial budget recommendations for 2021.
Our operating budget has not changed from 2021 vs 2020. And while we have accomplished several of our important goals over the past two years, despite best intentions we weren’t able to move as fast as possible on some of our previous approved projects. The result is that we have some funds available to us this year that have carried over from the prior year. We plan to apply these carried-over funds to several prioritized projects this coming year. The projects include:
We have a new security task force and in January we held an online security meeting with the community resulting in recommendations for several new initiatives. We plan to work with our new security company, our neighboring communities, and the Mashpee town officials to send an early and consistent message on security, especially at the beaches. We will also use extra private and police details in the three weeks around July 4th.
We will continue to fund water quality studies to establish a good baseline of the water condition of the beaches.
We will expand on the progress we made in 2018 to increase accessibility to the beaches by adding a beach boardwalk on Squaws Lane and a mobi-mat at Sandy Beach.
We will purchase some new playground equipment plus some other exciting summer improvements and also budget for continued architectural work and future improvements to the house.
We will work with a nationally recognized firm (Solitude Lake Management) to address the biological health of the pond and perform recommended maintenance, as well as target critical areas to address invasive species. We feel very strongly that if we do not invest in the pond now, this precious resource will continue to deteriorate.
In 2020 we were able to complete several significant drainage projects. We plan to be more aggressive with drain cleaning this year and to use this time to assess our needs and designs rather than planning new larger projects.
We plan to apply most of the roll-over funds to the above prioritized projects, leaving some for any additional unexpected needs and costs. We strongly believe these collective expenditures are warranted. We will mail PBA members a more detailed budget letter.
If you are a member of the PBA and need to update your contact information please contact us here: UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO
We will again open up our April 10th meeting to the community online at 9:30 AM. Login information for the meeting will be on the calendar [CLICK HERE] and posted on Facebook. You can feel free to ask us any questions during the meeting or contact us here: CONTACT
Looking forward to spring returning in Poppy,
The PBA Board
The PBA Board met several times in February in order to finalize the budget for 2021.
Summary Points for PBA Board Meetings February 2021:
PBA Board meeting minutes are available to PBA members upon request. Contact us at: CONTACT
Wanted – the Ideal Guests! Screening for a Better Fit
Free Webinar presented by the PBA
Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7 pm, Joan Talmadge, Co-Owner of WeNeedaVacation.com, and her colleague, Elizabeth Weedon, will give a presentation to our vacation rental homeowners. They will share with us their 23 years of experience guiding homeowners to find ideal renters, with an emphasis on screening techniques, communication, laying the ground rules, and protecting yourself and your home. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. The meeting is open to the community and will be recorded for those who are not available on Thursday evening.
Summary Points for PBA Board Meetings January 2021:
Connie Kickham, Security Committee, updated PBA Board on security efforts including need to re-visit policies for beach flag procedures as well as ongoing outreach to PBA rental community on beach access rules.
Board discussed budget support for July 4th staffing with Mashpee PD and newly hired security company.
President Bob Orsi and Board members continue to review 2021 budget for February budget meeting.
Tim Gildea, Roads Committee, provided update on Uncle Edwards drainage. Project completed in January 2021.
Kelly Spinard, House Committee updated on several Committee House issues including merchandise sales, basketball tournament, inside and outside activities for 2021.
Elizabeth Calder, Bearse Road, voted to PBA Board of Directors. Welcome Beth.
PBA Community Virtual Meeting: PBA Board participated in community-wide virtual meeting with 53 participants. During the meeting, the PBA Board updated homeowners on several security issues, enhancements for beach access proposed for 2021 and Community House issues.
The PBA Board
(Minutes of the PBA Board meetings are available to homeowners by request. )
Popponesset Beach Association