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 waltcastro62@gmail.com

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 (CDPOA.org or CDPOA.com) 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 Linda Cocke)

Several people have had phone calls or emails that are suspicious and I thought I would share with everyone.

One involves an email from a bank with which you may or may not have an account. If you get one of these call your local bank. A lot of these are Phishing and hoping to catch someone.

Another involves receiving a call from your grandchild claiming to be in jail or in need of money. A lot of the information they tell you such as name, city, college, vacation can be found on Facebook. IF you think it could be your grandchild ask them a question that is not easy for others to know and would not be on Facebook.

Bottom line – be cautious.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Please be aware of calls from the area code of 809. According to Snopes this is an old scam but occasionally resurfaces.

The Better Business Bureau strongly recommends that no matter how consumers are approached, if they are asked to respond to an “809” area code call, they should investigate further or simply disregard the message. (There is, of course, nothing wrong with talking to people who live in this area code if you happen to know them. All cautions regarding the 809 code apply only to solicitations to contact folks unknown to you.) If you have to call a number in an area code that’s unfamiliar to you, you can use an Area Decoder to check it out first.

 

POA Residents/Members,

We need a couple people to be in charge of our Christmas party next year.  The Portnows are going to ‘do’ the Spring dinner, but cannot do both. They don’t get back here until November and so there won’t enough time to get ready for the Christmas party

Also need someone who would do the flyers for First Friday and monthly breakfast.

If you can help, please contact Elaine Cameron: at 843-697-2088 or elainecameron@outlook.com.

POA Residents /Members, (From Linda Cocke)

I can not find anything on Snopes.com but CBS is reporting a phone scam. If you receive a phone call from someone asking “can you hear me,” hang up. You’re a potential victim in the latest scam circulating around the U.S. It is actually a variation on earlier scams aimed at getting the victim to say the word “yes” in a phone conversation. That affirmative response is recorded by the fraudster and used to authorize unwanted charges on a phone or utility bill or on a purloined credit card.

A reasonable response to any questions is: “Who are you, and why do you want to know?” Or simply turn the tables on them and say “Hello, hello, I can’t hear you. Then hang up.
If the caller maintains they are with a government agency — Social Security, the IRS, the Department of Motor Vehicles or the court system — hang up immediately. Government officials communicate by mail, not phone (unless you initiate the call). Many con artists use the aegis of authority to convince you to keep talking. The longer you talk, the more likely you are to say something that will allow them to make you a victim.

POA Residents/Members,

Some may not know that you can get a variety of music on your televisions…even with Basic NCTV channels. Enter 58.60 on your TV (I don’t have a box…that may make a difference) and scrolling up as far as 58.90. Each channel in between provides you with various genres of music.  For those with HD, the music channels go from 900 to 950.

 

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)

Please be aware that there may be someone wanting to give you a quote on yard work. I received a call from a homeowner who just had someone come to her door. She told the young woman that solicitation was not allowed at The Downs and that signs were posted. Not sure if she/they have left the neighborhood or will show up as other houses.

If you are looking to hire someone please ask your neighbors or friends who they use.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

I don’t know how many of you use Skype, but fake ads are appearing on the Skype opening screen that can trigger or download malware. The takeaway is, “Don’t click on ads or upgrade notices on Skype”. See link below for more information:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/skype-served-up-malware-through-in-app-malicious-ads/?loc=newsletter_large_thumb_related&ftag=TREc64629f&bhid=20597850503656573455336499072215

POA Residents/Members (03/30/2017)

For rent: 42 Hickory Way (2 bedroom, 2 bath home) with gas fireplace and single car garage.  Rental does not include yard maintenance, cable or utilities.  For further information contact  Patsy Nutt at 803-530-9114 or pgjnutt@aol.com.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Reminder that the Clemson Downs Volunteers Yard Sale is 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25th, and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26th, in the Corley Center (small room).  If you have any questions please contact Ann Fuhr at annbw1959@gmail.com.

POA Resident/Members,

The Bistro will be closed April 20th, 25th and 27th because of CARC activities.

POA Residents/Members

Phone Book Corrections  

Fran Moseley’s telephone number is 864-650-1278

Grace Lewis’s telephone number is 864-653-0784 and her e-mail address is tigergrace95@gmail.com

Jan Gallaher – Cell number 828-421-1098 is correct BUT landline 722-5117 has been disconnected.

Gloria Syme – email address is glenshieling@gmail.com NOT NCTV.com.

Betty DiTommaso – email address is bettyd@gmail.com NOT NCTV.com

Corinne Grizzard – corinne4grizzard@gmail.com (1 “r” and 2 “n’s”)
kkmcgee16@gmail.com – the Directory only has 1 “k”

Terri Crocker (NOT Terry Cracker) has moved into 332 Kendra Place. Her email is terrimcrocker@gmail.com. Her home phone is 864-643-0592 and her cell is 401-524-6130.

For You Walkers

For a short walk check out the Woodland Walk from the lower end of Downs Loop to the end of Bayberry.  One of our residents was there recently and said it was beautiful.

POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke)

This is a email that warns of a gift of flowers and wine that are delivered by a fake courier. The alleged scam is a request for a credit card to pay for a delivery verification charge of $3.50.
From what I could find, the scam is real, but it is old and no evidence of this taking place in the U.S.

As usual, do not give your credit card to anyone you do not know.

POA Residents/Members, (From Elaine Cameron)

First Friday for May 5, 2017 in the gazebo. Hosts will be Jan Gallaher and Fran and Murphy Mosely.  Time, 4:00 – 6:00.  Please bring your drink and finger food and enjoy the company of your neighbors. Invite a neighbor who doesn’t usually come and invite a new neighbor.
First Friday for June 2 in the gazebo. Hosts are Jim and Sue Reneke
First Friday for July 7. Need volunteers. Could YOU help? Call Elaine at 843-697-2088 if you can help.
First Friday for August 4 are John and Ann Gilreath in the gazebo unless it’s too hot.