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, (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



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)

If you need to contact Harry Sutton please call him on his cell phone which is 864-508-4621. His land line is out and he does not know when it will be fixed.

POA ResidentsMembers

If CDPOA members wish, they may advertise their homes for sale on the website. There may be other houses available for sale, but this site lists only those that have been submitted to the webmaster by a CDPOA member or family member.

To submit an advertisement for your home sale, contact Walt Castro at or Anne Snider at Please provide a flyer or a narrative, highlighting the features of the home together with interior and exterior photographs.

POA Residents/Members,(From Landscaping Committee)

As part of the Storm Drain consortium, the City of Clemson will be giving markers to neighborhoods to be placed in front of each storm drain. These small, unobtrusive markers, which will be glued directly to the street, will encourage us to keep all our storm drains clear so when the rains come, they can do their job. The CARC maintenance department will place the signs for us, but we can do our part by making certain all storm drains are kept open. Please locate one of the 21+ storm drains close to your home, and help us all by making sure drain is kept open and free from debris, including leaves, paper, yard clippings, pine needles, etc. Thank you for your support.

POA Residents/Members, SCAM ALERTS

Informed by a homeowner that another scam is going around concerning Duke Power. This one says you have not paid your bill and power will be turned off.

Joe Cocke received one the other day supposedly from the U.S. Treasury. It asked for private information (which he did not send). Remember the Treasury or any government agency will not initiate contact with you by email.  Stay Safe!

POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke)

A new townhouse owner would like to redo the roof but was told it was tricky because of the firewall. Has anyone in a townhouse had their roof done recently and would be willing to recommend the roofer?  You can send information to me and I will pass it along.  Thanks

POA Residents/Members,

Mulch has been put down through Woodland Walk. The remaining mulch at the end of Bayberry and Downs Loop is available to the CDPOA community.

The CD Volunteers storage building “Store” will be open every Friday from 2-4, except holiday weekends. The sale includes household goods, furniture, decorative items, books, etc. that are donated to the volunteers by residents, families and friends. The CDV organization is non-profit; the donations are tax deductible. The storage building is adjacent to the maintenance building and across from Creekside. Come, bring your friends and check out the sale items. You may find the perfect Christmas gift!

POA Residents/Members

Walt Castro has “extra” purple Iris bulbs.  The bulbs will be in containers at the base of his mailbox (102 Downs Blvd).  Please help yourself.  After a week, they will be discarded.  Happy gardening!

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

I received an email from Jane Melton informing me that her dad, (Joe Boaz), has passed away recently. He lived on Kendra Place from 1987 to 2015. His obituary was printed in the Anderson Independent paper – please contact me for a copy.

Services will be Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 PM at Pendleton Presbyterian Church with burial and a reception to follow (reception location to be announced later).