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,
A wine glass was left at gazebo gathering-plastic/ says “Perfectly Chilled”. Contact Ann Fuhr for free home delivery😊
POA Residents/Members,(From Linds Cocke)
Jane Polk (405 Bayberry Lane) has an aging sweet dog that needs to have a stroll a couple of times a day, until Jane can find a permanent loving home for him.  Jane is unable to and would appreciate anyone who could stop by to see if the dog needs a short walk.
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)
There are two approved sites for yard waste…one is at the end of Downs Loop on the left before you reach the cul de sac.   The other is at the end of Bayberry : NOT THE FORMER SITE ON DOWNS BLVD…AND NOT AT THE END OF BIRCH.
Despite the No Dumping signs at these last two locations, dumping continues.   If your neighbor does not have e-mail, please remind them of the the approved sites.  Thank you very much.  Thank CARC for allowing us to use their property for our yard waste.

POA Residents/Members,
Come to the Gazebo this Friday (9/7) from 4-6 to meet and greet your neighbors.  Please invite anyone who has recently moved to the Downs to join us.
Bring finger food to share and your own beverage of choice.   Ice and
water will be available. If you wish to sit outside the gazebo..please feel free to bring your chair/s.
Hosts:  Elaine Cameron and Ann Fuhr

POA Residents/Members

Interested in joining a group to see the matinee of Keep on the Sunny Side on Sunday, September 9th at 3 p.m. at the Clemson Little Theatre in Pendleton?  It’s about the Carter family in country music an features lots of familiar songs.  Tickets are $10.

If you want to go, contact Sandi Rosche (654-4185 or smrosche44@gmail.com) or Holley Ulbrich (654-6828 or holleyulbrich@gmail.com).   Let us know if we need to reserve you a ticket (you can pay when you pick it up) and whether you would like a ride or are willing to drive.
Sandi and Holley
POA Residents/Members 

Clemson Downs is partnering with Patriot Hospice to honor our veterans and their service to our great country. We will honor our independent living veterans and property owner association veterans with a pinning ceremony on Tuesday, November 13that 2pm in the main dining room at Clemson Downs.

As a property owner, if you would like to be recognized by Patriot with a certificate and a pin at the ceremony please send your name, rank at discharge and branch of service to Ruthie Millar (ruthiemillar@clemsondowns.com) by Monday October 8th.  Also please RSVP with the number of people attending the ceremony with you so we can plan accordingly for seating and food.

POA Residents/Members, 

The Clemson Downs Property Owners Association Board of Directors has called a Town Hall meeting for September 11 at 4:30 pm in the upstairs large room at the Corley Center.

NO formal actions will be taken. We are seeking your ideas, suggestions, and opinions as we move forward with certain actions. All property owners are strongly encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. If you cannot be there, please share your thoughts, preferably in writing, with any member of the board.

We want to explain our proposals and invite input from our members on three important issues:

1. Proposed bylaws changes to the way we vote at the annual meeting, with more limited use of proxies and a reduced quorum so that we can actually discuss, amend, and make decisions in real time.
2. Feedback on the proposed changes in the range of colors approved for house trim.
3. Proposed enhancements to the gazebo and how they should be paid for.

These are complex questions and the board would like to hear from all of you. We are also interested in any other concerns you may have. Information on all three issues will be posted on the website after our August meeting, or you can request a printed copy from the secretary. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

POA Residents/Members (From Linda Cocke)

The Clemson City Police Department would like to warn the community of a scam involving spoofed police phone calls. The scammer will contact a person and pose as a police officer. During the conversation the scammer will attempt to extract financial or social security information. The number that may show up on a person’s caller ID may possibly be from a police department. Spoofing a number occurs when a scammer uses a computer program to change or hide their real phone number. Be advised that the police are not going to ask for financial information or social security numbers over the phone. Also, if a call of this nature is made to your phone, please verify the police agency number and contact them directly for inquiries. Do not rely on caller ID information as verification as to who may be calling. The phone number or name can be altered by spoofing programs.

If you feel you are being scammed, do not hesitate to contact your local law enforcement agency.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Today I “received” an email from Holley. Only thing is, it was not from Holley. In the email I was asked if I could go buy 3 iTunes gift cards ($100 each) for her as she was tied up all day. I played along. The next email asked me to take pictures of the card codes and send them by email rather than dropping them off at her home. I then said I had talked with her and she had them. Have not heard back and will not since it was a scam. All this is said to remind everyone to be on your guard.

Scams can be by phone or email. If you get an email from someone you know asking you to buy something do not response to that email. Send your own email to that person inquiring about what they want you to do.

POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke)

If you have recently moved to The Downs and plan to vote this fall please be sure you have changed your address. You may go to scvotes.org. Holley tells me It is a quick and easy process.

POA Residents/Members,

GAME DAY WEEKEND TRAFFIC PLAN

Beginning with the first home CU football game vs Furman, College Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between Keith St. and Hwy. 93 on Friday nights during the time of 9:00pm to 3:00am. Over the past years the Clemson downtown area has become increasingly more populated with both pedestrian and vehicular traffic on Friday nights prior to the Saturday home game. In an effort to promote better pedestrian safety this change is a must.

THE CITY ORDINANCE OF NO OPEN CONTAINERS IS STILL IN PLACE. This change is ONLY to promote pedestrian safety. CAT buses will reroute their pick up and drop off during the time frame to take place at College Ave. and Hwy. 93. At 2:00am CAT buses will then be placed in front of both Tiger Town Tavern and The Study Hall to load for passengers leaving the downtown area.

Vehicles parked in the blocked off area will be allowed to leave; however, the Police Department is encouraging persons parked in this area to move their vehicles prior to the 9:00pm closure time.

On game days College Ave. will again this year be shut down at the intersection of Hwy. 93 and College Ave. beginning at the start of the fourth quarter. NO left turn will be allowed onto College Ave. from Hwy. 93 during this time period and until traffic flow can be opened back up both directions on College Ave.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

The lighting designer from Duke Energy came last week, and noted their requested stake placements for future lighting in Clemson Downs. The work orders for repairing the existing two lights, one at 29 Hickory and the other at 1000 Keystone will involve replacing fraying and aging cables. This work will delay getting new lights up at the eleven places that have been designated by Duke Energy and representatives from CARC and POA. The stakes were removed so that mowing will continue and orange circles were painted on edge of roadway to indicate where replacement of stakes will be when Duke Energy finishes the cable replacements and can begin installation of new lights.

With storm created power outages at this time, this process will be slow.  Thanks for your patience.

POA Residents/Members, (From Ann Fuhr)

The following is sent on behalf of the Landscape Committee – Members: Ann Fuhr, Jan Gallaher, Martha Grigsby, Eric Snider, Alden Valentine, Harold Olson

Designated Yard Waste Area: There is now just one drop off area for yard clippings and trimmings. Please deposit all trimmings in the area at the end of Bayberry. Please remind your private contractors that they must remove all yard waste they create from the Downs Community. The new Yard Waste Area is for CDPOA residents and CARC only.

In examining water situations, it has been noted that many of those with water problems have gutters that need to be cleaned out and /or gutter spouts that shoot gushing water directly into their yards when it rains. Please make sure your downspouts are properly emptying water from your gutters away from your house using attachments designed to slowly release the water; or place rain barrels at the end of downspouts to collect the water. Much of the yard water that remains after rainfall is there because the yard has been flooded by the open downspouts or over-irrigated and the soil is wet to begin with.    Please keep storm drains near your home free of leaves and other debris. Nothing is to go into storm drains except water.

If you are a homeowner and want some ideas about your plants or shrubs, Master Gardeners and at least one retired Forestry professor are in the POA and are glad to help you. Thank you to all the homeowners who are doing their part to keep this community looking attractive

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Do you ever have extra flowers from your garden and wondered what you could do with them. A bouquet of them would be welcome and would brighten the reception area of Health Care.

POA Residents, Members

Summer means a break from school and a chance to take a vacation – unfortunately, summer also provides opportunities for criminal activity in your neighborhoods. You can decrease the chance of becoming a victim this summer by following these tips:

  1. -Install lighting, such as motion lights or dusk to dawn detector lights, on your home’s exterior
  2. -Trim shrubbery around your home to eliminate hiding places
  3. -Do not leave bikes or mopeds unattended. Lock your bikes and mopeds, even if you are going to be away for only a few moments
  4. -Be aware of your surroundings and those around you when you walk, jog, or bike
  5. -Install a locking mailbox, stop your mail services through the post office or ask a neighbor to pick up your mail when on vacation
  6. -Get to know your neighbors! Let a trusted neighbor know if you are planning to travel this summer. Neighbors who know each other look out for each other.

POA Residents/Members,

Some of you may have seen this on Nextdoor but I am sending to all who have email. Please share with a neighbor if they do not have a computer.

From the Law Enforcement Victim Advocate Debra Shockley, Clemson Police Department
When you have lived at the same address for a number of years, you rarely pay any attention to your house numbers (address).
For Police Officers, EMS, and Fire that may be responding to your house in the event of an emergency, your house numbers are what they are looking for.  Make it a point, to LOOK at your numbers to see if:
-All of the numbers are still there
-They are Large enough to be seen easily from the street
-Any landscape vegetation has grown over them limiting there visibility
If you can see them, So can we…Thank YOU!

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 NORRIS.

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

Clemson Downs Volunteers would like to find some folks to help organize the CDV store. This would be arranging items on shelves, unpacking boxes, and sorting out items to take to a thrift store.

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 864-722-5477 or  e-mail at                       < wlongo@bellsouth.net >.

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 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 waltcastro62@gmail.com or Anne Snider at sniderah@gmail.com. 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,(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.