Please submit reminders or other appropriate items that may be of interest to the Clemson Downs property owners to Walt Castro at waltcastro62@annesnider

POA Residents/Members, (From Enice Rowell) 06/25/2022

Come join your neighbors this coming Friday, July 1 (4 to 6 pm in the downstairs Corley Center) to start the July 4 th weekend. Bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage. Remember to bring your name tag. Hosts are Sue nd Jim Reneke and Sandy Smith. Bring a neighbor and let’s celebrate!

POA Residents/Members, (From Ruthie Millar) 05/17/2022

The Bistro will reopen this week with summer hours and a new format!

Please note that through the summer of ’22 the Bistro will only be open Weds. & Thurs. evenings. Wednesday will be regular service and every Thursday will be in conjunction with our Downs Happy Hour and each week there will be a different buffet offering. The cost for Thurs. is $10 and does not include alcoholic beverages.

The buffets are as follows:

Thursday, May 26th is Wing Night!

Thursday, June 2nd is a Pizza Bar!

Thursday, June 9th is Bratwurst Night!

Thursday, June 16th is Taco Night!

Come join us for fun nights at The Bistro!!!

POA Residents/Members, (From Anne Snider) 04/26/2022

The scam where someone calls pretending to be a grandchild in trouble is back again. Do not send money or give out private information without verifying that it is indeed your grandchild. Be cautious! 

POA Residents/Members, (From CARC Volunteers) 03/20/2022

Clemson Downs Volunteers have been blessed abundance of all occasion greeting cards that may be purchased all year round at 25 cents each.  If you have personal greeting cards of any sort, including Christmas cards, we would be happy to receive them at the volunteer desk at the Health Care Center.  These sales help volunteers provide numerous services for residents of Clemson Downs.
Any questions please contact Winnie Williams at 654-3630.

POA Residents/Members, (From Nikki Robinson, Bill Dowler, and Dick Hall : fund rising committee) 02/17/22

On January 5, 2022, we distributed a letter announcing the initiation of our fund drive for the “Raising The Roof” project to cover the old shuffleboard court now known as The Spot. This note is to bring you up to date as to where we stand on the fund drive.

The estimated total cost to renovate The Spot with a truly impressive structure is $120,000. The CARC Board of Directors has agreed to provide $60,000 as their contribution to the project. As of today, the Foundation has received donations totaling $26,200.  It is our desire to have Foundation donations totaling $60,000 by June 1 so that we can begin construction on or about this date. Therefore, we will essentially need to raise $33,800 before June 1.

We appreciate so very much all of the generous donations that have been received so far and respectfully ask those who have not as yet contributed to consider doing so. All donations should be made to CARC Foundation and are tax-deductible. You will receive a letter from the CARC Foundation documenting your gift. The donations can be mailed to CARC Foundation, P.O. Box 503, Clemson, S.C. 29633, or given to Nikki Robinson, Bill Dowler, or Dick Hall.

The Spot once the “Roof is Raised” will enhance the activities for all Clemson Area Retirement Community residents and enable the facility to be used year-round.  It is a great ‘spot’ for a BBQ, picnics, happy hours, and social gatherings.  We appreciate your interest and thank you for your consideration.

Raising the Roof ” fundraising committee:

Nikki Robinson, Bill Dowler, Dick Hall

POA Residents/Members, From Anne Snider) 01/07/2022

A resident in the Downs just received a scam call from 864-986-1752 supposedly from Amazon. The person on the phone said there was a charge of $399.00 made to their Amazon account and that if they didn’t make the charge, to push 1. They did not push 1 and hung up and then checked their account with Amazon and was told no such charge had been made and that it was a scam call. Amazon suspects that pushing 1 could have had bad consequences.
Be aware of scam calls!

POA Residents/members, (From Susan Robinette, ARC Chair) 09/16/2021

For several weeks, your ARC has been compiling a list of those who needed a little reminder about their mailboxes, side garage doors, etc.  We put a reminder in the COMMUNICATOR.  We then composed a letter, stuffed the envelopes, and were out delivering those letters this afternoon.  And we were so pleased and gratified to find that many of you had already fixed your mailboxes, etc…!!!.   When we noticed the repair, your letter went in the circular file!! If you did receive a letter, we hope you will read it and repair the noted issue.

The ARC would like to THANK YOU for your fabulous cooperation and to also ask your forgiveness if you received a letter marked with an issue you have already corrected.  We are truly blessed here with our community, and your ARC members are so thankful for each and every one of you!

Gratefully,

Walt Castro, Ben Crosland, Betty DiTommaso, LeAnna Little, Wendy Longo, Eunice Rowell and Susan Robinette

POA Residents/Members, (From Virginia Baird, Common Properties Committee) 09/03/2021

The property on the far side of Downs Blvd. belongs to the Country Walk Subdivision. Only limbs that have fallen from the trees on that site of Downs Blvd. should be stacked on this property for pickup by the City.
Any limbs, brush or grass clippings removed by residents should be taken to the area at the end of Bayberry on the far side of the concrete pad reserved for these items. The only contractors allowed to use this site are those hired by CARC and CDPOA for common property.
A schedule for brush pickup is located on the City website at https://cocengineering.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/edf9aabbb48d4546947fd162b09ce9b8
This site can also be accessed at the City of Clemson Public Works menu website at “Brush Pickup Dashboard.” Pickup is approximately every 3 weeks unless there is storm damage that creates an unusual amount of brush.
Please do not put brush or clippings on the mulch piles at the end of Downs Loop. This mulch is used in the Woodland Walk.

Fall and Winter Leaf Pickup begins in October and will be over at approximately the end of February.

  • Loose leaves are picked up by the vacuum truck but bagged leaves will have to wait for brush pickup.
  • Loose leaves should be left within 10 feet of the street and long rows are better than large piles.
  • Please do not mix anything with the leaves.

  • Do not pile your leaves around power poles, telephone and cable pedestals, or over water meters or sewer manholes. The machine will suck the lids off and damage the machine.

Additional information on leaf pickup and mosquito fogging can be located on the City’s Public Works website at Season Schedule or  https://www.clemsoncity.org/Departments/PublicWorks/SeasonSchedule/tabid/275/Default.aspx.
Virginia D. Baird864-650-5600

POA Residents/Members,(From Anne Snider) 08/29/2021

Besides the many beautiful trees and yards and the nature trail known as Woodland Walk, Clemson Downs has many amenities to offer its residents. 
Did you know…
…there is a “library” of health aids that the Clemson Downs volunteers maintain? If you need to borrow a walker, wheelchair, transfer bench, etc., contact Ann Fuhr (864-888-7321) and she will deliver it to you.
Did you know……members of the POA get together every First Friday of the month from 4-6 pm for conversation and sharing of hors d’oeuvres? Bring your beverage of choice, wear your name tag, and bring an appetizer to share. It’s a great chance to meet new neighbors.
Did you know…
…we have a gazebo picnic area in the center of the neighborhood that can be reserved for events? The Gazebo has been a venue for POA meetings, bridge groups, book clubs, birthday parties, memorial services, small family gatherings, picnics, and spontaneous get-togethers for happy hour, breakfast coffees, First Friday POA  parties, and just for friendly conversation. In fact, starting September 11 and for every Clemson home game thereafter (except on Saturdays when a breakfast program is planned), residents are invited to gather at the Gazebo and Bring Your Own breakfast for a tailgating celebration. Those dates are September 11, October 2, October 30, and November 13.

The Gazebo and furnishings and Garden House were built by the Bacher family,  who own Clemson’s  “All In Café” and “Swings and Thing” in Westminster. Residents Frank Pauley and Martha Grigsby were instrumental in raising money to have the Gazebo built. Some of the later donations went to put in the paver walkway that leads to the granite bench. Many contributors have their names on the path and on the bench. After Clemson University landscape architecture students surveyed residents about needs and dreams, it was discovered that the reason many did not use the Gazebo area was that there was no bathroom close by. That situation was remedied in 2019 with the addition of the Garden House, which was entirely paid for by private donations and contains a ‘state of the art’ eco-friendly toilet, much like those in upscale motor homes. The Garden House also contains a closet for items for maintenance of the Gazebo, tablecloths for parties, and donated happy artwork by our own Joe Merck.
The Gazebo is located off the path on Downs Loop just beyond Birch Place and can also be accessed on the Common Property path off Birch Place. Now that we have received our second vaccinations and the weather is starting to cool a little, POA members are free to use this space at leisure.  Please contact Ann Fuhr (864-888-7321) for reservations for private gatherings or meetings.  

POA Residents/Members. (From Susan Robinette, Chair ARC) 04/17/2021This is a courtesy “Heads Up” from your CDPOA Board. Please be aware of the following: Clemson Downs homeowners frequently sell their homes directly to buyers without the aid of a professional. Many are unaware of their obligation to deliver to their buyer a South Carolina Property Owners’ Disclosure Statement. There is a link below to the document. Failure to present this document could result in a lawsuit, especially if what you have told the prospective buyer about your home is inaccurate (ignorance may not qualify as an excuse). The required document is very thorough and covers a multitude of information about the property being sold. South Carolina has recently added a section covering roofs. Please be advised of this important requirement if you are planning to sell your home.  If you aren’t considering selling in the near future, it will be wise to keep accurate records of all aspects of maintenance to your home. https://www.scstatehouse.gov/CommitteeInfo/HomeownersAssociationStudyCommittee/September292015Meeting/008.SC%20Disclosure%20Statement%20and%20Addendum.pdf

POA Residents/Members, (From Anne Snider) 02/28/2021Please remember that when a contractor works in your yard, the waste they generate is not to be taken to the yard waste disposal site at the end of Bayberry. That site is only for POA residents who generate their own yard waste. Also, please don’t leave piles of leaves in the medians or near storm drains, as the leaves will cause the storm drains to back up and flood your yard or your neighbor’s yard. Thank you for helping keep our neighborhood looking good!

POA Residents/Members,

GUIDELINES FOR RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING COLLECTION, CITY OF CLEMSON

1. Have recycling bin at curbside by 7:00 a.m. on collection day and remove from street by sundown on collection day.
2. All recyclables must be placed in your recycle bin.
3. Acceptable material:
No. 1 & No. 2 Plastic and All No. 1 Plastics
All No. 2 HDPE/ milk jugs only
All tin cans and aluminum cans
Glass(brown, green, and clear)
Newspapers
Leave all labels on containers
Rinse all items and remove caps/lids from all containers

ACCEPTABLE RECYCLING MATERIAL AT THE RECYCLING CENTER ONLY
All plastic 1-5 accepted. (Look on the bottom of the plastic containers to find the number)
White or colored computer printout.
White or colored ledger paper.
White or colored letterhead/business forms and copy paper.
Telephone books, message pads, envelopes, magazines, and junk mail.

Used oil can be placed at curbside on the same day as your regular garbage pick up. Call the Public Works Department at 864.653.2053 and request an oil recycling container. This container is placed under your vehicle to allow the oil to drain directly into it as it drains from your vehicle. Turn the oil filter upside down in the oil recycle container to allow the oil to drain from the filter. Once it has drained wrap the oil filter in a plastic bag and sit it on top of the oil container at the curbside. An empty one will be left in its place if one is available on the recycle truck.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CARDBOARD IS NOT INCLUDED. FOR LARGE QUANTITIES, YOU CAN CALL THE CITY 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE FOR A FRIDAY PICKUP.