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 Anne Snider) 10/21/2020

Some POA members have received an email, purportedly from Northland, stating that they needed to update their account information.  The sender email address was obviously not that of Northland.  This is a scam. Delete the email without opening it.

POA Residents/Members, (From Martha Grigsby) 10/22/2020

On October 19th your Board of Directors mailed a letter to all homeowners regarding the Woodland Walk Bridge.  I have been notified that as of today, October 22nd, some owners have not received their letters.  If you have not received yours, please notify Betty Jane Fourspring at 864 654 6297 or at email address bj4spring@gmail.com so that we can get a letter to you as soon as possible.  It is very important that you receive the letter.
 

POA Residents/Members, (From Anne Snider) 10/01/2020

Congratulations to our October Yard of the Month award winners Ann and John Gilreath!  You can see their beautiful yard at 1022 Keystone Lane.

 
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POA Residents/Members, From Anne Snider) 08/24/2020

Fritz Briggs alerted us to a scam going around. An email purported to be coming from Northland asked for credit card information. Fritz contacted Northland and they confirmed it is a scam. Do not send your credit card information to Northland!  A copy of the email is below.

Subject: Northland’s Billing Update

 Dear Northland Costumer,

This is Bryan Ingle, I’m the billing manager at Northland Communications. We are sad inform that due to a recent server failure some of our credit card auto-draft information have been lost and we couldn’t recover them(Checks and bill pay are fine). Said that we are requiring users to submit their information again so we can setup. Attached you’ll find a Auto-draft authorization form, please complete and return to this email so we can update your profile. Again, we are very sorry for the inconvenience.

 * If you pay via check or bill pay through your bank, you can disregard this e-mail.

 Thank you

 Bryan Ingle

POA Residents/Members, (From ARC) 07/29/2020

Earlier this year our maintenance workers found evidence that someone had left some marijuana near the concrete bench in Woodland Walk. Not long after that more evidence was found in that same area. The Clemson City police were called and spent some time in the area and did patrol throughout Woodland Walk for some days afterwards.

On July 27 one of our board members was walking through that area and came upon a group of teenagers congregated around that same bench. He continued on but came back through a few minutes later and could tell that someone in that group had been smoking.  He could not tell if marijuana was involved or not.

Just to be on the safe side, the police were called again.  When the police arrived, the young men were still there.  In the follow up to the visit, the policewoman at the station desk said that the police asked them to leave and not to gather there in the future. She was not at liberty to relate any other actions that may have been taken.

We think that the problem has been solved, but do want to ask you to let your Area Board Representative know if you see anything suspicious taking place while you are in Woodland Walk.

The CDPOA Board of Directors

 
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 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 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,
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 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.