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

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 06/11/2019

City of Clemson Road Resurfacing Phase I

Click here to view this information and a map of the project on the City’s website.

Pickens Construction plans to begin roadway repair and overlay work next week (June 17th – 21st) weather permitting. The contractor will begin work on the following city streets: Riverpoint Drive, Elm Street, Hillcrest Avenue, Foy Creek Drive, Ashley Road, Colleton Court, Summer Walk Lane, Kendra Place, Bayberry Lane, Berkeley Court, Valley View Drive, and Valley View Court. Pickens Construction will be initially working to patch damaged portions of the roadway and then will return to overlay roadways. Work is expected to last throughout the summer. All scheduling will be tentative due to the work being highly weather dependent. Construction schedule updates will be provided via the City’s website, E-Mail Blasts, and Facebook as they become available.

Residents are asked to please use extreme caution in areas where work is occurring, follow directions of construction personnel, expect occasional delays, and find alternate routes if at all possible.

If you have any questions or concerns during the project please feel free to contact City of Clemson Public Works at 864-653-2053.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 06/10/2019
There has been a time change for the meeting with City Council members on Tuesday, June 11th in the Corley Center.  The meeting will now be from 1:30 to 2:45.  This will allow council members to attend the funeral for Bobby Cook, brother of Mayor J.C. Cook.
 
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 06/08/2019
Bobby Cook, 54 Hickory Way, (brother of Fran Mosley and J.C. Cook) has passed away.  A graveside committal service will be held at 3:30, Tuesday, June 11, at Woodland Cemetery on the campus of Clemson University with Revs. Fran Elrod and Mel Arant officiating.  Our love and prayers are extended to the Cook family.
 
The family will receive friends and Celebrate the Life of Bobby at the residence of J. C. and Nancy Cook immediately following the graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clemson United Methodist Church, 300 Frontage Road, Clemson, SC 29631; Clemson Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1503, Clemson, SC 29633; or to Clemson Paw Partners, P.O. Box 612, Clemson, SC 29633.

Full obituary can be found at robinsonfuneralhomes.com

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 06/03/2019
The goats are here!!  They are in the fenced area between Downs Loop and the back of Buildings A & B.
 
POA Residents/Members,(From Linds 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.  Stay cool!

Your 2019 Architectural Review Committee members:

Nancy Bennett, Fritz Briggs, John Peters, Jim Reneke, Jerry Reel, Susan Robinette

P.S. A big THANK YOU to those residents who received a ‘Mailbox Repair’ notice and promptly repaired their mailboxes!     

To those residents who received a ‘Mailbox Repair’ notice and have yet to repair their mailboxes, we hope the above list will be of help to you! We will be checking with you…

 
POA Residents/Members,(From Linds Cocke) 05/27/19
Some neighbors have asked about the City’s “fogging” schedule.  To summarize, for our neighborhood it started on May 9 and runs every other week on Thursdays through October, excluding July 4th.  Here’s more information:
If you have any questions regarding this schedule, contact Mitchell Swaney at 653-2047.
Practical solutions in order to reduce the need for pesticide spraying:
1) Keep gutters free of debris to eliminate standing water.
2) Drain or fill low places where water stands on the property.
3) Turn over containers to reduce standing water and possible mosquito breeding   sites.
4) Dispose of old tires properly which are prime breeding areas.
5) Keep swimming pool pumps operating and pools chemically balanced to reduce the area for mosquitos or encourage property owners to drain pools not in use, and other similar practices.  
For information regarding Biomist 3+15 ULV Insecticide, click here.
For information regarding the SC Mosquito Control Association, click here.
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Martha Grigsby) (5/26/2019)
The creek banks on CARC property will be cleared in two stages over the summer.  They are terribly overgrown and that overgrowth is causing a backup of water and some flooding when we have heavy rainfall. After considering several options to clear the property, CARC has hired a company out of Pickens to do the work.  Their workers are most efficient, quiet, and provide an environmentally sound solution.  The goats and their dog mascot will arrive on May 30 and will work behind the fencing that has been put in place over the past few days.
The fence is ELECTRIFIED using a low-grade charge, and ample signage will be placed throughout the area to inform everyone of this.
 
The CDPOA Board of Directors is most grateful to CARC for clearing the creek banks on their property.  Normalizing the water flow from that area will lessen erosion on our common property downstream. Please honor the following requests from your board members.
  • PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH THE FENCE.
  • PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH OR FEED THE GOATS OR THE MASCOT.
  • PLEASE KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEASH AT ALL TIMES.
  • PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN TO SEE THE GOATS.
  • PLEASE ENJOY WATCHING THE GOATS FROM AFAR.
If you have questions, please get in touch with Martha Grigsby.
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Martha Grigsb)y (5/26/2019)
We made an error in the May/June edition of our Communicator concerning the yard waste site at Bayberry, and we apologize for any confusion that was caused as a result.  It has NOT been closed yet.  We will have to close it soon because our covenants state that we cannot leave yard waste or garbage on Common Property.  
 
When it was opened we thought it was on CARC property as it has always been, no matter the location.  CARC has allowed us to use their sites in the past.  We have never had one of our own.  However, when we had the Woodland Walk area surveyed we found that not only was the site on our Common Property but also on the Conservation Easement that runs through Woodland Walk.
 
CARC staff is working to find a site for their debris on their property. Once it is prepared we will talk with them about POA usage.  Until we do close the Bayberry site, it may be used as before; however, the site at the end of Downs Loop is NO LONGER OPEN for debris and yard waste.  It is only for the City of Clemson’s use when delivering mulch.
 
The City has a permanent debris/yard waste site that you may use that also allows for disposal of furniture, metal items, and such.  That site is located about two miles from us at the Clemson Public Works Headquarters off Hwy 93 at 1155 Old Central Road, Central, SC. Turn off Hwy 93 to the left onto West Lane at the traffic light at the 7 Eleven station and follow to Old Central Road. You will see it on your right. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
POA Members/Residents (From ARC Committee) 05/14/2019
We have done some research for you, and here are the names of 2 handymen who are trustworthy and willing to help you with your mailbox issues. These men can be of real assistance to you who are no longer able to do the work yourselves:
1. Tim Dunmyer,  Cell Phone 803-960-9414
2. Justin Potter,  Cell Phone 864-633-4552
We hope those of you who received notices but have been unable to fix your mailboxes will take advantage of this list and call one of these men to help you!!  Thank you for your co-operation.  
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Susan Robinette) 05/09/2-19
Request to all Clemson Downs POA Residents:
We have removed the CARC address from our ARC Application forms (found online).  In the future, the Architectural Review Committee asks that you please give your Applications to the ARC Chair or to any member of the ARC.  ARC members are as follows: Nancy Bennett, Fritz Briggs, John Peters, Jim Reneke, Jerry Reel, Susan Robinette. Member phone numbers, email, and physical addresses can be found in our green POA Directory.  We thank you all for your help in this matter.
 
 
POA Residents/Members 02/04/2019
The Clemson Alzheimer’s Support Group meets at The Downs in the Corley Center on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m..   The speakers this month will be from a home care agency that provides assistance for all types of needs, and they have a focus on matching care providers with Parkinson’s patients.  The meetings are open to anyone dealing with Alzheimer’s or any type dementia.
For more information, please contact Gail Marion at gailmarion71@gmail.com or 356-1174.
 
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)
Please be aware of the latest scam.  A so-called courier company will call saying they have a package to deliver and asking if you will be home.  If come to your home they will then say the gift contains alcohol and there is a delivery charge.  They will then inform you that you must pay by credit card.  Do not let them swipe your card.  Decline the package.
Have a merry Christmas and stay safe.
 
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,(From Linda Cocke)

The CDPOA directory is now available online and will be updated as soon as new residents move in or current residents move out. You can find the link to the directory on the CDPOA website (cdpoa.com or cdpoa.org) under Our Community.

When you reach the directory page, you will be asked to enter a password (this prevents anyone outside the CDPOA from accessing the directory). Please contact  Linda Cocke to obtain the password.  Please do not share this password with anyone who is not a Clemson Downs Property Owner. We will not share the directory information with anyone outside CDPOA.

There are two directories–one organized by last name and one organized by street address. The revision date of the directory is listed on the directory page. You can download the latest edition of the directory if you wish.

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 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CARDBOARD IS NOT INCLUDED. FOR LARGER QUANTITIES, YOU CAN CALL THE CITY FOR A FRIDAY PICKUP OR YOU CAN TAKE CARDBOARD TO KITE HILL OR THE RECYCLING CENTER IN CLEMSON.

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.

We are also welcome to attend the weekly Friday movie at 2 m in the large room at the Corley Center. Many of you may particularly be interested in the movie on February 23rd, Victoria and Abdul with Judi Dench as an aging Victoria. List of movies each month is in the CARC Newsletter.

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.

POA Residents/Members,(From Ann Fuhr)

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 Susan Sitaraman 633-9032. or 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.