March 29, 2020 at 9:38 pm #3694Dan CohenKeymaster
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Dear Tower Shores Homeowners,
Tower Shores & COVID-19 Information
In an effort to keep Tower Shores Homeowners informed and safe on the impact of COVID-19 in Sussex County and the Tower Shores area, we have activated several new resources on the Tower Shores Web site.
Under the “Urgent Links” menu you will find links to official local, county and state government web sites with the latest information and policies. You will also find another menu with updated news links, and videos to help you stay safe. With many restaurants closed for business as usual, many are providing takeout and delivery services. You can find a list under the COVID-19 section as well. We will work hard to try to keep all of these menus as up to date as possible. But as we all know this is a rapidly changing situation, so please check back often. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE LOGGED ONTO THE WEB SITE TO ACCESS THESE PAGES. THEY ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
We will also post notices on the Forum when there are major updates and changes of interest. To subscribe to the Forum, log on to the web site, click “Forum” then click “Subscribe”. You will receive an email notification when a new post appears, and you can unsubscribe as anytime. Be sure to check your “spam” or “junk” box to be sure the emails are landing in the right place.
Potential Change for the Annual Meeting
The Tower Shores board has been exchanging ideas on how to handle the Annual Meeting scheduled for Memorial Day weekend per our Bylaws. Because of the COVID-19 emergency, and the safety of everyone in the community, the board is considering moving the meeting to Labor Day weekend. This will also have an impact on our annual elections. The board will discuss this and other potential ideas at the next board meeting on Monday, April 13th at 7:30pm. The dial-in number to attend the meeting will be posted on the home page on the web site a few days before the meeting. All homeowners are urged to attend.
Trash Schedule and Update:
Republic Services continues to pick up trash and recycling per the schedule posted on the website under “Useful Links”. We expect to finalize the contract renewal for another 3-year term beginning on 6/1/2020 in the next several weeks. We will post the new schedule beginning 6/1 as soon as the new contract is finalized. Republic has advised customers that they have changed their collection procedures as a result of the Covid-19 emergency. Tower Shores WILL NOT be affected by these changes. Our contract provides for “back door service” which means that cans are collected, emptied and returned back to where they were found.
New Web Site Resources:
There are a number of issues facing the community, and we have created places on the web site for you to get information.
Over the last few months a special committee has worked very hard on a long overdue update to our community Bylaws and Restrictive Covenants. The community must vote to accept these changes at the annual meeting. We have created a link to the proposed updates with details of the changes including explanations for each change. You can either read them online, print them out, or download them as a PDF file. The files can be found by logging onto the web site and clicking the “Homeowners” menu.
The offshore Wind Farm project has been the talk of the beach for a while and could soon become reality. To help us all understand the project you will find a new menu called “Wind Farm Proposal” under the “Homeowners” menu. There are links to both companies that are bidding on the project, official government web sites, as well as an advocacy group opposed to the project. We have attempted to present as much information possible from reasons for building the Wind Farm, to reasons why it should not happen, in order for all of us to have a full understanding of the project. The Tower Shores Board has not taken any official position on this issue.
The Board has endorsed a group of community associations and businesses in their effort to reduce the speed limit along Rt. 1 from the Indian River Inlet bridge south. The town of Bethany has already extended the reduced limit further north, this will complete the stretch to the bridge. “The Coalition for a Safer North Bethany” has been very active on this issue. You can learn more under the “Homeowners” menu.
We hope that everyone remains safe and healthy. If you have ideas that may contribute to informing our community about COVID-19, or ways to make the stay at home a little easier, please click “Contact”.
We’ll look for you at the Tower Shores Board meeting, Monday, April 13th at 7:30pm.
The Tower Shores Communications Committee
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