Snow Removal Guidelines
With the coming of winter, the possibility of snow exists. Our instructions to our snow removal contractor are as follows:
1. If we receive an accumulation of 3” or more, the roads are to be plowed and de-icing compound is to be used on slippery spots. De-icing compound will especially be used on intersections and on the entrance road.
a. We request that the service provider avoid, to the extent possible, pushing excess snow into drive ways, especially in cul-de-sacs. Nonetheless, the residents should understand that snow being plowed off the road will be pushed into your drive ways. This cannot be avoided. A list of service providers who can clean your driveway, at your expense, is included on the web-site.
b. If snow exceeds 18”, paths are to be cleared to every fire hydrant. Residents can also help by keeping these hydrants accessible.
c. The snow stakes are in place around the community to help plow drivers see the edge of the road at night and with a deep covering of snow. This should reduce damage by the plows to lawns and mail boxes.
2. If we expect to get less than 3” accumulation, deicing compound is to be used wherever it is slippery but especially at intersections and at the entrance and on the curve on Tarpon near Lot 141.
During the week,
the roads are to be treated before 7:00 AM, if possible, and if there is
significant snow accumulation, the parking lot in front of the pool is to be
plowed so that it remains accessible for folks dropping off or picking up
children from the school buses.
Snow Removal Contractors:
Following is a list of contractors that provide snow removal service. All of these contractors have commitments to plow developments and / or other private customers. They will provide service to established customers first. Owners are advised to make arrangements for service at the beginning of the season, or at least, before a storm arrives. These contractors are not listed in any particular order.
1. Bella Terra Property Management and Landscaping Service ; Daytime # 302-422-9000, 24hr # 302- 559 -3784 (WPPOA Snow removal contractor for 2011 & 2012)
2. Clean Cut Interlocking Pavers LLC # 302-645-1922
3. Evergreen Lawns, Jason Bradford: #302-947-4727
4. Greentop Lawn & Landscape, Sean Contijo : #302-245-5820
5. Hurst Lawn & Landscaping, Phil Hurst #302-945-0505
Should we have a snow storm the development's roads will be plowed and de-iced by a service provider contracted by the WPPOA, but it is your responsibility to clear your own driveways and sidewalks. This includes snow that will, unavoidably, be pushed into your driveway as the roads are cleared.
Animal Nuisance Guidelines
The Wolfe Pointe POA board of directors has accepted and voted to approve a new guideline for the community regarding Animal Nuisance Guidelines. The new document is available on the Public Documents page and has been sent to everyone for whom we have an email address. If anyone has any questions about this, please contact Bob LaMorte.
Natural Gas Update
Chesapeake Utilities has advised potential customers that all previously scheduled work has been delayed because DelDot prohibits construction work near major evacuation routes between May 15 and September 15.
Their current installation project for late September is Bay Breeze Estates. Cape Shores, across from SPI Pharma, is the next community scheduled. The developments along Gills Neck Road are in their plans without specific dates or sequence.
Chesapeake has created a new group to manage installation/conversion in existing communities. This team will inspect piping and appliances to ensure compatibility with natural gas and estimate the cost of conversion from propane to natural gas for consumers’ budgeting purposes. They are seeking 15 to 20 homeowners in Wolfe Pointe to assess potential conversion costs for residents in our community. If you would like to volunteer, please send an email by September 1, 2012 to Denise Clemons (email@example.com) including your name, address and contact phone number.
If you have not yet submitted a Natural Gas Survey form, please download the survey from the link above, or click here, and follow the instructions on the form for submitting the survey. If you have any questions, please contact any board member.___________________________________________________________________
If you have damage to trees or shrubs on your property due to the application of Imprelis for weed control, Dupont has set up a web site and a direct phone number to make your claims.
The toll free phone number is: 866-796-4783.
The link to the web site is: http://www.imprelis-facts.com/
The web site has a lot of information about the imprelis claims process, care for trees and shrubs under stress because of imprelis, and other useful information.
We have just been informed by Moor Disposal that we now have 62 property owners signed up with Moor for their trash disposal, so we now qualify for the lower rate. All future bills should automatically be lowered to $54 per quarter.
Thanks to Cathy Ward for doing the research and legwork on this project. And thanks to all of the members or our community who supported their community by switching haulers.
We're making great progress on this. But we need to keep the ball rolling and eliminate as many heavy trucks as possible from our community roads.
WOLFE POINTE POA - NATURAL GAS UPDATE – JULY 2011
Chesapeake Utilities reviewed their plans for natural gas service to the Lewes area. Their pipeline is scheduled to reach Beebe Hospital (on Savannah Road) by September and SPI Pharma (near the entrance Cape Henlopen State Park) by December. For the communities along Gills Neck Road, they are reviewing detailed maps to design the placement of a gas line along that stretch.
In order to determine whether or not they can install a main gas line within our development, we have given them a detailed community map and their engineers will develop cost estimates to determine the specific percentage of our 187 property owners who must commit to using natural gas. If we meet that target, they’ll install a community main and deliver service directly to a meter on each lot.
The estimates they advise for determining potential cost savings is to expect natural gas to run about $2.00 per gallon less than the cost of propane. The average heat and hot water savings for a 2,500 square foot home is approximately $1,500 per year.
The first step is to complete their
survey, expressing your interest and what services in your home would use
natural gas (heat, hot water, etc.). Please follow the directions on the form for return information.
Once they determine how many of us it will take and there is sufficient interest, our obligation will be as follows:
1. Submit a request for gas service at your address; $35 application fee.
installation of the feeder from the community main through boring (not excavation)
from the street to a meter on your property.
3. Allow installation of the meter; potential $100 fee, depending upon size of the meter.
4. Convert the connectors from each appliance in your home to accept natural gas; approximate cost $125 to $175 per appliance.
We will provide additional updates as
they become available.
New Community Bulletin Board
Check out the new Community Bulletin Board page. Send us a note if you have an item to add to the bulletin board.
Important Safety Reminder!
Please watch your speed on our roadways and comply with the posted speed limit of 25 mph. There are many children, pets, residents, and guests on and near our roadways, so be mindful of your speed!