March 8, 2021
Welcome to the Board, officially, Catherine Mitchell, Samantha Dring, Doug Arent, and welcome back Walt Rankin. The newcomers are already off to a good start by chairing/participating in Finance meeting and helping with the community events. That’s positive energy contributing to the community. More of the positive energy and a lot less of the negative would be a wholesome and welcome change. I also appreciate that members took on different assignments this year. It is always easy to stay with what you know or have done. Thanks for getting out of your comfort zone. It will be good for all.
You have seen the renderings (‘drawrings’ in Bostonian) of the new proposed gate house. That has been a long time in design for many, many reasons, but will be done right and be a great add to our community entrance for years to come. Thanks Dan and committee.
The community events team has already started planning for the summer series. In addition we are trying to arrange some tree plantings and perhaps a plant sale in April. Discussions are underway. Thanks Linda, Samantha and others for their help.
We continue to request a repair to the roundabout road and some other sinking patches. We keep being told we are on the list, weather issues, and ‘next week’, and we keep calling.
Our contract with DRMP as our engineering resource has expired. Their renewal price was not acceptable. We can use them on an ad hoc basis. In the meantime we are searching for a resource, either an individual or company to fill that role.
We had a very productive meeting with the local post office management. They have reinstated sending all packages without PO box number to the BP location and we will once again attempt to match physical address with PO box for UPS and FED EX originated shipments. They also suggested placing the PO box number with a #next to the recipient’s name. They however will not forward regular mail without a PO box, at least not yet. They reiterated that mail is not to be handed over the counter, and that they do not hand mail to customers at Churchwell or other postal operations and expect us to follow those regulations. We will attempt to install scanners at our receiving dock so as to confirm package receipts.
I am unsure of the author of this statement, “No good deed goes unpunished”, but it is applicable in our society today, and Bay Point is no exception.