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) 05/26/2020  Below is a link to the FCC scam alert site.

https://www.fcc.gov/covid-scams  There are people out there trying to take advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please be alert.

POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke) 05/23/2020
For information on who is running in the primaries, their biographies or what their positions are on specific issues, go to VOTE 411.org or .com .  You will have access to information about all candidates.
 

POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke) 05/22/2020  If you haven’t had a chance to go by the Symes at 25 Downs Loop to look at John’s garden you still have time.  Gloria called this morning inviting anyone to come by.  Please keep in mind social distancing practices.

 
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 05/21/2020
Scam calls appear to be on the rise again.  A POA resident received one supposedly from his grandson.  He said he had been in an accident and needed bail money.  When the resident said he would send it IF he could tell him his grandmother’s maiden name, the scammer hung up.
Please remember to not give out any personal information over the phone to anyone who calls you.
 

POA Residents/Members (From Linda Cocke) 05/17/2020

Betty Jane Fourspring (654-6297) has a free shower door, size 65” high and 371/2″ wide that came from a remolded bathroom shower.  Her contractor can install it for a negotiated cost.  Please contact her for details.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 05/15/2020
Absentee voting either by mail or in person for the June 9th primary no longer requires one of seventeen approved excuses because of the pandemic.  Most of us are over 65 which is an approved excuse but you may know some who are not yet 65.  It is too late to apply for a mail ballot, but people can go to Pickens any time from now until the election and vote there without crowds.
 
Also, our polling place has been changed to Clemson Elementary School because of the Downs quarantine. 

POA Members/Residents, (From Linda Cocke) 04/27/2020 The Gazebo is open.  Please note the following:

The Gazebo is for Clemson Downs residents only.   Until further notice please do not invite guests to the area.  

A maximum of eight (8) people are allowed inside at any one time until further notice.

The social distancing rule applies.  

Everyone must maintain a separation of six (6) six feet between persons.

 The Gazebo closes at sunset each evening.  No audio devices are allowed.

 
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Anne Snider) 04/18/2020
 
Here’s today’s tip for finding the information you need on our website. In today’s climate of social distancing, correct, timely, and factual information is more important than ever. So I wanted to make sure you know how to get what you need and want to know about our neighborhood.

 

Do you know someone who wants to join the Downs neighborhood? Are you considering selling your home? The neighborhood website (www.cdpoa.com or www.cdpoa.org) lists homes for sale or rent that have requested to be listed. Go to the website and click on Our Community and then Homes for Sale or Rental Information
 
If you want to list your home for sale, you can send the particulars plus photos to Anne Snider at sniderah@gmail.com. Make sure to include price and contact information.
 
If you want to list your home for rent, all the information, including requirements and forms to fill out, is on the Rental Information page.
 

POA Residents/Members, (From Martha Grigsby) 04/06/2020

Today we were notified that ALL CARC property has been closed to CDPOA members and the general public. We have been asked to alert you to the fact that you cannot visit anyone living there nor are you to be walking, biking, running, etc. on the property until further notice. The decision was made in an effort to keep everyone at CLEMSON DOWNS free from the C-19 virus.
Please know that our Common Property is still open to you, except for the Gazebo and Garden House. When walking your dog, please remember to clean up after your pet. 
This alert is sent to you from the Board of Directors of the Clemson Downs Property Owners Association.
 
POA Residents/Members (From Linda Cocke) 04/06/2020
I received a question from a homeowner asking if the yard waste site is off limits since it is on CARC property.  I called CARC and spoke with Wanda Palmer.  The POA residents can continue to use the site.  However, if you use a commercial company, they must remove the debris from your property and dispose of it off site as usual.
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke) 04/03/2020
Beware of Scams: Be aware that Social Security  telephone impersonation scams are growing. These scammers may falsely tell you that there is a problem with your account., that your Social Security number has been suspended because of suspected illegal activity, that you’re owed a cost of living benefit increase , or that your monthly benefits will stop because of the coronavirus pandemic.   The caller may also threaten your benefits, suggest you’ll face legal action if you don’t provide information, or pressure you to send money via wire transfers, cash or gift cards. They may even “spoof” your caller ID to make it look like Social Security is actually calling.  If you receive one of these calls, hang up. Social Security rarely calls anyone by phone unless you have ongoing business with them–and they never threaten you or ask for any form of payment.   –For more information on how to get help with Social Security during the coronavirus shutdown, visit SSA.gov/coronavirus .
 
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Anne Snider) 03/30/2020 
In today’s climate of social distancing, correct, timely, and factual information is more important than ever. So I wanted to make sure you know how to get what you need and want to know about our neighborhood.
 
The neighborhood website is www.cdpoa.com or www.cdpoa.org. Some cell phones and tablets work better with the .org address than the .com address, but both have the same information.
 
For example, to read the most recent copy of the Communicator, click on this link or go to the website and choose Our Community–Newsletter–The Communicator.
 
To see who the members of the Board of Directors and the committee chairs are, click on the link below or go to the website and click on About CDPOA–Board of Directors.
 
Recent emails and notices are found in the Bulletin Board. Click on the link below or go to the website and choose Bulletin Board from the links at the top.
 
I’ll send you more tips and locations soon. And, as always, you can contact your board representative with questions.
 
POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke) 03/24/2020
Beginning immediately the CDPOA Board of Directors is cancelling all scheduled meetings and gatherings under its auspices until further notice.  This includes all board and committee meetings, First Friday, Saturday Breakfast, POA Spring Dinner, etc.. 
The Gazebo and Garden House are closed to EVERYONE as well. 
The board and committee members will handle emergencies via phone or email.  All ARC applications will be processed under the usual guidelines with recommendations and approvals given by phone or email. Should something have to be handled in person by board or committee members, Martha Grigsby, President of the CDPOA, will be notified beforehand.
 
CARC has closed all Health Care Divisions to visitors and has recommended that all persons in Independent Living (the Apartments) not  leave the premises and not have visitors.  Further, they are recommending that all persons stay in their units.
 

POA Residents/Members,

On the City of Clemson’s website:
A malicious website pretending to be the live map for Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins University is circulating on the internet waiting for unwitting internet users to visit the website. Visiting the website infects the user with the AZORult trojan, an information stealing program which can exfiltrate a variety of sensitive data. It is likely being spread via infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, and social engineering. Furthermore, anyone searching the internet for a Coronavirus map could unwittingly navigate to this malicious website.
 
POA Residents/Members,
(From Susan Robinette, Chair, Architectural Review Committee) 03/10/20
If you do not have or know of a handyman or contractor for your home project(s), your POA Board suggests contacting our local hardware, paint, or home improvement stores. Several of them maintain lists of people who are qualified and willing to work. You can also join Nextdoor Clemson at www.nextdoor.com and ask your neighbors throughout Clemson for their recommendations. 
 

POA Residents/Members (From CARC) 03/09/20
Dear Clemson Downs Property Owners,

Here at Clemson Downs we love our family members, volunteers, property owners and visitors. We also love our residents and do everything in our capacity to keep them safe from avoidable harm. This love requires us to make a very important request.

Effective immediately: Clemson Downs is currently suspending any and all activities, wellness programs, meetings, volunteer efforts, monthly breakfasts and visits to the Bistro and dining room until further notice. We appreciate all of our property owners and greatly appreciate your understanding. Please love us enough, not to visit.

We apologize for any incovenience and thank you for your cooperation. Please be mindful of where you visit so that you may remain healthy, and let’s all hope this passes quickly so that life may return to normal. The health and safety of our loved ones is our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Administration at 864-654-1155. 

POA Residents/Members (From the Downs’Volunters) 02/26/2020
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? Contact Kathy McGee (kkmcgee16@gmail.com) for more information.  Thank you all for your support of the volunteers and the store.

 
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke) 01/21/2020 
GARBAGE & TRASH CONTAINERS:
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)
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,

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 LARGE

R QUANTITIES, YOU CAN CALL THE CITY FOR A FRIDAY PICTER IN CLEMSON.

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.