Dear Sesuit Neck Property Owners:
In this year of COVID19, we have experienced a spring like no other in memory as we changed the way we live, go to work and school, and interact with each other. As a result this newsletter is coming to you electronically and later than usual. We hope that all family and friends of our members have been able to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic.
After an unusual winter with hardly any snow, beautiful flowers and hot days are a reminder that summer days are upon us on Sesuit Neck!
Our Welcome-to-Summer SNPOA June Gathering has been CANCELED
We had originally planned to hold our members only welcome-to-summer event at the Dennis Yacht Club on Sunday, June 28. Due to continuing concern over the virus, however, we have decided to cancel the June gathering.
The SNPOA Annual Meeting is planned for Sunday, August 30
Looking further ahead, our Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place at the Dennis Yacht Club on Sunday, August 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please make a note in your calendars. As we get closer, we will send out an email confirming that the meeting will take place as scheduled. At that time, we will ask you to RSVP in advance so we can be sure to order enough food.
Why join SNPOA?
SNPOA works all year long to keep abreast of any situations that might impact our members and the character of Sesuit Neck. When such things come up we follow up with the Town of Dennis or others so we can assure our members stay informed and be represented as necessary. Last year we had a record number of members!
If you are aware of new neighbors who have moved to Sesuit Neck, please welcome them and let them know about SNPOA. If you have any questions, please contact Russ Corsini at email@example.com
SNPOA efforts in regard to traffic and safety
In recent years SNPOA members have expressed concern about traffic and safety on Sesuit Neck due to rapid growth in the harbor area. As a result, a few years ago SNPOA began a campaign seeking that the Town of Dennis enforce compliance with existing zoning, parking and other pertinent ordinances, rules and regulations.
This year in particular we have seen a marked increase in the number of walkers on our roads. Please be aware of this and make an effort to keep your shrubs and bushes well trimmed by the side of the road. This will allow walkers to use both sides of the street and be able to see approaching vehicles as well as help drivers to have a clear view of walkers.
New speed sign
In response to the concerns of many members about safety on our roads, SNPOA has been working with the Dennis Road Safety Task Force (RSTF) and various Town Departments to get approval for a solar powered speed limit sign on Sesuit Neck Road between Bridge Street and the Town Marina. The Town has identified the sign that would be acceptable and SNPOA has agreed to pay up to $7,000 for purchase and installation. Once installed, the Town would cover any maintenance costs.
The next steps in the process are to identify a specific location for the sign and to get the formal approval of both the RSTF and the Board of Selectmen for the purchase and installation. Since the RSTF has suspended its meetings for the time being, it's difficult to predict when the formal approvals can be requested. It is our hope that the sign will be in place before the end of this year.
State grant awarded to the municipal marina
In February, the Massachusetts Seaport Economic Council awarded a $240,000 grant to the Town of Dennis for design and permitting services for improvements to the municipal marina on the west side of Sesuit Harbor. In order for the grant money to be put to use, the Town must approve a match of $60,000. This will be proposed for approval most likely at the fall, 2020 Town Meeting.
If the planned improvements go forward, these would likely include upgraded buildings on the site as well as changes to the existing entrance and exit to the municipal marina area. SNPOA has formed a committee to pay special attention to the harbor development situation at the municipal marina and will keep our members updated as things progress.
Homeowners on Sesuit Neck are reminded that our area has been designated as an historic district. Any changes to our properties must be approved under the jurisdiction of the Old Kings Regional Historic District Committee at the Town of Dennis.
Dennis Conservation Commission
We thank the Dennis Conservation Commission for their past town wide litter cleanup efforts including on Sesuit Neck. This year the spring cleanup was canceled due to the virus. We encourage everyone to help keep our neighborhood clean of litter by looking after your own street frontage area and carrying a bag on your walks to pick up trash you might see along the way.
SNPOA participates in the Dennis Adopt-A-Beach program. Please observe all posted rules and regulations and respect the lifeguards assigned to our beach. New regulations related to the virus and necessary social distancing requirements are posted at the beach.
We would like to express our wholehearted thanks to George Machon for the yeoman’s job he has done to clean our beach. If you would like to get involved with efforts to do on-going beach cleanup, please contact SNPOA by email at SNPOA_Correspondence@snpoa.org or by mail at SNPOA, P.O. Box 1334, East Dennis MA 02641
Dues and Communications
Annual SNPOA dues of $50 (unchanged for many years) are due by July 15. Please update your contact information as needed, and send it along with a check made out to SNPOA for $50 to SNPOA, PO Box 1334, East Dennis MA 02641.
A majority of our members now supply email addresses and will receive most communications in electronic form, as that is the fastest and most direct method of communication with members. Please provide us with your email address so you can receive important notices and information.
As much as possible, we will try to send hard copy versions to members without email access so if you do not have an email address it is important to be sure we have your proper mailing address for both the winter and summer seasons.
In past years, we have distributed printed directories of Sesuit Neck property owners at the June gathering to all SNPOA members who have paid their dues in full. Because of the virus restrictions this year, we will provide the listing on line only on our website. This updated listing will be available on the membership page of the website as soon as we receive updated Memberships and Dues Forms from our members. Again, please provide us with your email address so we can give you the password for the private directory. Please visit www.snpoa.org
As a reminder please note that the sole purpose of the member information is to aid communications and neighborhood interactions within the Sesuit Neck Property Owners Association. The member listing cannot be used for any business, political or similar purpose. Please respect the privacy of our members.
We give many thanks to Chris Wilkins who maintains our website and sends out emailed communications, and to our past SNPOA President, Cindy Harper, who continues to maintain and update our member database.
Also, we give special thanks to Bumpty McGrath who handles all arrangements for our members’ meetings at the Dennis Yacht Club.
If you are interested in Harbor Planning and Zoning, please contact Russ Corsini who heads a committee that focuses on these issues.
If anyone has an interest in joining the SNPOA Board, please let us know by email at SNPOA_Correspondence@snpoa.org or by mail at SNPOA, P.O. Box 1334, East Dennis MA 02641.
The SNOPA Board
Barbara "Bumpty" McGrath