Please submit reminders or other appropriate items that may be of interest to the Clemson Downs property owners to Walt Castro at Residents/Members,

POA Residents/Members,(From Linds Cocke)
The next issue of The Communicator will be hitting your mailbox during the first week of January.  If there is anything you would like included – any questions you wan answered or any concerns – please get the information to Anne Snider at or 864-723-2878.
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)
We are still looking for hosts for the First Friday gatherings and desperately need someone to host the event on January 4. If you are able to host, please let me know. If you would like to host a different month, let me know that as well.
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)

A ladies Quartz watch was found by CARC.  If it is yours, please contact Lisa Chapman,Director of Food and Nutrition at  or call 654-1155 EXT.218

POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)
Sue Reneke (1007 Keystone Lane) has had her back operation.  She’s doing fine.  No pain in her right leg. Some pain in her left from the operation that will disappear in a few days. She has been walking.
POA Residents/Members, (From Linda Cocke)
Several folks have asked about sending out an address for Gene and Marty Copenhaver.  Gene is supposed to be discharged from the hospital yesterday and will get home health care 2-3 days a week.  They would love to get a card fro their friends at Clemson Downs.
               Gene and Marty Copenhaver
               4312 Lee Highway
               Marion, VA 24354
POA Residents/Members,(From Linda Cocke)
With darkness coming earlier and staying later, be careful when you walk. Several homeowners have tried this vest and liked it!
  • 16 LED light up safety vest
  • Good quality, light weight orange mesh nylon safety vest
  • 2″ wide reflective yellow stripes with built in LED lights
  • 3 different modes of lighting, continuous, slow flashing or rapid flashing
  • Uses 2 AA batteries, not included, and is only $19.95.  
Be safe when you walk!
POA Residents/Members – Clemson Downs Christmas Fund

An opportunity!!  Yes, the Clemson Downs Christmas Fund is an opportunity to express your appreciation to our employees for ALL they do.  We have a strict no-tipping policy here at the Downs, so the Christmas Fund is a tangible way to say ThankYou to our employees.  This annual fund drive is a tradition, sponsored by the Resident Council, that recognizes the dedication of all our employees.  The donations are presented as gifts to employees at their Christmas party in December.

“Thermometers” will be placed in the dining hall and in Assisted Living; you can watch how the fund grows from week to week.  We are off to a good start with almost $12,500 already collected.  Bill Dowler and Sandra Barlow are your Co-Treasurers; feel free to ask us any questions you may have.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Bill Dowler (654-5708) or Sandra Barlow (850-294-0751).  Note:  Make checks to:  Clemson Downs Christmas Fund

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,(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 (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 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,

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 ( or 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,


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)
Leave all labels on containers
Rinse all items and remove caps/lids from all containers


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.


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                       < >.

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 the 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 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,(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.