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

POA Residents/Members, (From Linds Cocke) 01/22/2020
It has come to the attention of the CDPOA Board of Directors that some residents are not following the CDPOA Covenants regarding storage of garbage and trash containers.
Article VIII, Section 7 of the Clemson Downs Restrictive Covenants states that:
…….“Garbage and trash containers shall be stored where they cannot be seen from the street or by neighbors except as may be required on the day or days of pickup by the City of Clemson.”……. 
This means that if your containers can be seen from the street or by neighbors from the left, right, or rear of your dwelling this situation must be corrected.  They can not be stored behind shrubbery or along the side of your home.  Most homeowners store the containers in their garages and some store within their home or behind external brick screens. 
If you would like to construct a brick screen for storage of these containers, please make application to the Architectural Review Committee.  Please know that the Board of Directors is under obligation via the Covenants to enforce the Covenants and Bylaws. 
If you have any questions, please call Martha Grigsby or Susan Robinette.  Their numbers are in the Directory.
POA Residents/Members,(From Linds Cocke) 01/21/2020
The City provides Downs residents with one trash/garbage can (31″ wide) here in the Downs. In the past, homeowners have had a choice of a smaller one (22″ wide).  Residents no longer have that choice.  If you have a small can and would like a large one, please call Susan Robinette (her number is in the Directory) and let her know.  She will do her best to accommodate your request but may not be able to as supply is limited.
POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke) 01/18/2020
A memorial service for Jean Mathews will be this Saturday, January 25 at 2pm at Duckett Robinson.
POA Residents/Members, 01/16/2019
PLEASE SAVE THE DATE  – March 31st, 2020 is the date set for the Spring Dinner – from 5:15 to 7:00p.m.  We will have sumptuous fare and entertainment in the usual place – the Clemson Downs Dining Room.  There will be an invitation soon with more particulars.
Nancy Portnow, Jean Doerr and Diana Manley
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 01/14/2019
Jenny Roberts, daughter of Jim Roberts (400 Downs Blvd.) is back in Clemson for 3 days and is still looking for her cat Molly (a grey and white tabby.   If you have seen her cat please email Jenny at or call her dad’s number 654-3735.
POA Residents/Members,From Linds Cocke) 12/29/2019
A man claiming to be from Paradise Home Improvement stopped by the home of one of our residents.  The man said he was doing work for Gaston Gage.  Just one little problem – the Gages moved to the apartments several years ago and Gaston is now deceased.  The man appears to clearly be soliciting and I’m not even sure he is from Paradise.  He either didn’t see the “No Solicitation” sign or chose to ignore it.
POA Members/Residents, (From Martha Grigsby, President) 12/29/2019 
Please do not engage in conversation with anyone who comes to your door trying to sell you anything.  Simply close the door and call any board member and let them know what is happening.  Phone numbers of all board members are in our Telephone Directory.  Thank you.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linds Cocke) 12/24/2019John Peters email account has been hacked.  If you get an email from him asking to do him a favor and buy gift cards – DO NOT BUY THEM.

POA Residents/Members,(From Ann Fuhr) 01/18/2020

Doing some early spring cleaning? Box up your items and CD volunteers will come fetch. Furniture, too. Have some treasures ? We provide tax forms for your record of donations. Your contributions help the volunteers provide for needs in assisted living and health care at CARC. That, along with Volunteer hours, helps keep costs down for CARC residents . Call  Ann Fuhr 888-7321 for pick up or information.  

DID YOU KNOW?—The Clemson Downs Volunteers have equipment to loan to assist all residents in their disability needs or as they recover from surgery. We have wheelchairs, porta-potties, walkers, canes, transfer chairs, knee scooters etc. on loan for your use when needed. Do you have similar equipment you wish to donate? Call the numbers given above.  Thank you all for your support of the volunteers and the store.

POA Residents/Members,(From Martha Grigsby) 11/21/2019

I talked with two people this morning with Ft. Hill Gas Authority and they are making some changes regarding installation of gas lines here in the Downs.

Wherever possible, they will be boring around 6 feet beneath all the yards where lines will be installed INSTEAD of trenching.  However, they will have to dig at least one hole at the water meter(s) in each yard to locate the water pipe that goes from meter to the street. Also, they MAY have to dig to find a power or telephone line in a few places. They will make every effort not to trench unless they run into a problem that cannot be solved otherwise.

After these digs, the clumps of grass removed will be put back in place.  Also they have a grass seed mix that they will put down.  If you do NOT want them to put the seed mix down, call JOE WILSON at 864 423 9006 and tell him so.  You will need to give him your name, street address, and perhaps a phone number.  Do that ASAP because they are beginning work to find pipes/lines on Hickory Way today.

While the bore should be beneath your irrigation systems, you are still advised to mark the sprinklers and lines due to the fact that digging will occur around your water meter(s). I spoke with the job supervisor this morning and he suggested that you either put  flags or spray paint circles around all sprinkle heads.
Please note that this information was received from the gas company only this morning. 
POA  Residents/Members,(11/11/2019)

Recently a car was stolen from one of the CARC parking lots. The thief, a worker with a sub-contractor, was arrested.  Please be aware that there are many people from outside the Downs here on a daily basis, and based on the situation mentioned above, some of them may be tempted to take that which is not theirs.  For your protection, please park your cars in your garage. If for some reason they are parked outside your garage for a time, please lock them.  Also ask your guests to do the same.


POA Residents/Members, (From your CDPOA Board of Directors) 08/30/19 

Please read the following letter from Duane Jones, Director of Maintenance Services for CARC, giving us permanent use of their Yard Waste Site.  The old yard waste site on the CDPOA side of Bayberry Lane will close on August 31, 2019.  You may find debris there after that date depending on when the City of Clemson staff picks it up; however, please use the CARC permanent site beginning Sept 1, 2019. 
As stated in a previous email, the site is for yard waste only.  No manmade items are to be disposed of there.  Also, no waste from your yard generated by an outside worker is to be dumped there.
If you have questions, please call Martha Grigsby.
Below is the approved agreement.
Clemson Area Retirement Center and POA entered agreement for relocation of Common Yard Waste Debris site from POA property at Bayberry to Clemson Area Retirement Center Property side of Bayberry Lane.  Agreement included sharing the cost of installing a concrete pad extension connecting to existing asphalt, to enable the City of Clemson Public Works to access and pick up yard waste from the site without bogging down in the often water saturated grass area.
As a condition of sharing the joint cost in providing an area for both facilities to stage natural  yard waste, it is heretofore agreed that POA Residents shall be able to dump their yard waste at the assigned Clemson Area Retirement Center area of yard waste storage pending periodic and scheduled City of Clemson pick up services.All POA hired contractors generating natural yard waste debris shall be required to remove said waste from Clemson Area Retirement Center and POA properties, and shall be denied access to use common Yard Waste Debris Site as designated for use by Clemson Area Retirement Center and POA Resident generated waste only.
Sincerely, Duane Jones, Director, Maintenance Services
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke), 05/29/2019
ARC Suggested Contractors – Your Clemson Downs ARC, to the best of our ability, has been searching for handymen/contractors who can help residents with their projects.  We suggest these names to you so that you can call them and decide for yourselves if you wish to hire them. However, we can’t guarantee them or their work.  We have 4 names thus far:
-Tim Dunmyer – (803)-960-9414
-Justin Potter –  (864)-633-4552
-Tim Hamilton (Tim’s Renovations) –  (864) 417-0328-Adam Jones (HMC Builders) –  (864) 303-4402.  If you know of a handyman/contractor who would like to be on this list, please call any one of the Architectural Review Committee members and let us know.  Note that Dunmyer and Potter will also do mailbox repair.
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)
Dogs MUST be kept on leash and picked up after. CARC has placed two new locations for doggie pick up  bags- one on the corner of Downs Loop and Downs Blvd. and the other on the flood plain area. The city has signs up in the Downs with notification that there is a city leash and dog pick up law, that includes a $275.00 fine for those in violation of this city law.  Please be mindful that dog ‘do’ in the green areas often create messy situations for walkers and the mowers.  Thank you for cooperating and for reminding visitors.

POA Residents/Members,


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)
Leave all labels on containers
Rinse all items and remove caps/lids from all containers


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 letter head/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 864.653.2053 and request an oil recycle 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 curbside. An empty one will be left in its place, if one is available on the recycle truck.


POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Since we have several new residents, this is a good time to remind all our members that they can take advantage of two CARC services that are open to POA members.

The Bistro at the far end of the dining hall is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 7 and serves appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches.

POA Residents/Members,

Volunteers are desperately needed for the health center. Places are available as receptionists, servers in the Sun Room, visitors and water pourers Positions are also available in Assisted Living. All of these can done once a week, once a month, two hour or three hour shifts. These positions provide each server with a wonderful opportunity to meet new people, make friends or visit with old friends, and make life a little more interesting for those who are not as free. The work is relatively easy, but the reward is priceless. If interested please call or text Wendy Longo, phone 722-5477.