Please submit reminders or other appropriate items that may be of interest to the Clemson Downs property owners to the CDPOA Webmaster, Walt Castro, at

POA Residents & Members,

There have been a few questions regarding who can ride the CARC van. POA residents can ride the CARC van to events provided there are empty seats. There are no other restrictions.

POA Residents & Members,

The following is from John Gilreath, Chair of the Architecutral Review Committee.

The Architectural Review Committee (ARC) of the Clemson Downs Property Owners Association (CDPOA) wishes to remind all of the residents that any construction, additions, modifications, or maintenance on houses must be reviewed by the ARC and approved by the CDPOA Board before these changes may be started. This includes, among other changes, repainting (even the same color), re-roofing, replacing gutters, repairing siding, replacing/repairing mailbox posts, etc. The form for requesting approval of work to be done can be downloaded from the web site ( or or may be obtained from the chairman of the ARC (1022 Keystone Lane, 654-4300) or a member of the ARC. The vast majority of requests are approved readily by the Board at its meeting on the second Tuesday of the month, but the requests must be made nonetheless.

Reminder: The ARC meets the Thursday prior to the monthly (second Tuesday) CDPOA Board meeting

POA Residents/Members,

Please remember that dog walkers should not allow their pets to “pee or poop” on other homeowners property. If the dogs need to do their business, walk them around your own property first. Some property owners do not want dogs to use their yards even if it is picked up. In addition, dog urine can be toxic to plants and grass.
A lot of this may be from dog walkers that are from neighboring communities.  This would also fall under the category of respecting other people’s property.

POA Residents/Members,

Some may not know that you can get a variety of music on your televisions…even with Basic NCTV channels. Enter 58.60 on your TV (I don’t have a box…that may make a difference) and scrolling up as far as 58.90. Each channel in between provides you with various genres of music.  For those with HD, the music channels go from 900 to 950.

POA Residents/Members, (From POA Landscape Committee)

CARC and the POA landscape committee have been working to find a workable plan to handle yard waste. The dumpster at the end of Bayberry has been removed,and a new area, a section off Downs Blvd on CARC property next to the pine tree area has been designated. This area for yard waste is for residents and for the CARC landscaping maintenance personnel. Your contracted yard mowers, pruners, etc. MAY NOT place your own or anyone else’s yard waste there. They must remove any grass cuttings, tree clippings, leaves from the entire Clemson Downs area. Please remind your employed yard person(s) of this policy. The city has requested that leaves not be mixed with tree cuttings. There are two different waste removal trucks that are used for removing yard waste, one for leaves and one for sticks, branches, etc. For those residents in Area 1-4, the yard waste may also be placed at the end of Downs Loop in the designated area near the cul-de-sac. Again, this dumping area is for homeowners who are handling their own leaf and yard waste removal…NOT their contracted worker. Please do not place your yard clippings on any area other than your own property or the designated sites. Please be mindful that yard clippings may scatter on to resident’s yards if they are not placed properly.
Thank you all for your cooperation.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

If you are a Korean War Veteran or know someone who is, you may be eligible for the South Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal. To be eligible, the veteran must have served in Korea during the period from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. It is also available for the veterans who participated in UN peacekeeping operations until the end of 1955.  To establish eligibility, you need a copy of your DD 214 and the application form. There is no fee or cost to the family or veteran.  For further information and a copy of the application form, contact Joe Cocke at

POA Residents/Members,

If you have received a letter identifying your mailbox as requiring maintenance or repair there are two “handymen” we have identified who are capable of doing the necessary work. One is Bill Haselton, 864-506-4122 and the other is Tom Hunt of TRH Construction, 864-654-8564.

If you need to know what maintenance or repair is required, you can call John Gilreath at 864-654-4300 or email him at

You can, of course, do the work yourself or hire someone of your choice. In the latter cases, if painting the box is needed, the paint must be a black gloss and may require replacing the numbers. If a replacement box is required, they are available at Lowe’s for roughly $35.00 plus the cost of new numbers, if needed. If the post needs to be painted, the color must match (fairly closely) the siding or trim on the house. If repair to the post, or replacement of the post, is required, it is recommended that one of the people listed above be contacted.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Honor Flight is looking for Veterans of WW2, Korean War and Vietnam War (in declining health) to go to Washington, DC in October. There is no cost for the veteran.

Google: Honor Flight Upstate South Carolina for registration form.  Email:

Phone: 864-869-VETS or 864-963-5774

My dad (Joe Cocke) has taken the trip and will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.

POA Residents/Members,

Alysha Walter, a doctoral student at Clemson University, is looking for participants for a yoga research project.

She needs informal caregivers of persons with early stage Alzheimer’s and the individual with Alzheimer’s to participate. She will be running two yoga sessions at the same time with one for each population.

For more information please contact Mr. Sam Wiley of the Alzheimer’s association (800-272-3900) who can provide details  on qualification for the study.  Locally, Ruthie Millar ( or 654-1155) can also provide qualification details.



The Clemson Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 2 PM in the Ernie Corley Center. Meetings are free and open to anyone interested in supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Phyllis Kelly will speak about services that the new Palmetto Active Day Care will be providing (located in Seneca). Invite others to attend and there will also be time for sharing. If a no-cost, in-home sitter is needed during the meeting time, contact the Alzheimer’s Association ahead at 224-3045.

DEMENTIA DIALOGUES will be offered every Tuesday in October from 1-2:30 at Oconee Memorial, Conference Room 1. Eunice Lehmacher, social worker at GHS, will be teaching these very informative sessions. If unable to attend all sessions, you can still sign up. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to have this educational opportunity offered in the area. Let others know about it. Understanding Alzheimer’s/dementia, communicating, and dealing with changing behaviors are among the many topics that will be covered. To register, go to


POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

One of the apartment residents found a gold bracelet while walking the other day. She was going to leave it with Lora in the CARC office. If it is yours please see her to claim it.