BEMANCO VEHICLE PASSES
We will be issuing vehicle passes Sunday May 24th at 10:00 am. Weather permitting.
2019 passes ARE NO LONGER VALID AS OF MAY 1.
You do not need to have a pass for vechicles that you dont take to BEMANCO properties as you will be able to get temporary pass when we have an attendant on duty, if you only use it infrequently. But it will give you unrestricted access to the beaches.
If you launch a boat, we strongly suggest you get a vehicle pass as we will be monitoring the ramps closely to prevent unauthorized use. We are talking to legal counsel and making arraingements for towing services.
All golf carts must have a pass to use the beaches. By law, all drivers of golf carts must be licensed drivers. Underage drivers will not be allowed on the properties. This is a law enforcement issue and not a BEMANCO rule. All golf carts must have liability insurance.
After this, you will need to make an appointment to get a vehicle pass as Attendants will not give out permanent passes. They will only give out temporary passes.
If you have any questions, contact Carol at BEMANCO142@gmail.com
Presidents MessageThe civic association after much deliberation has decided to cancel the Golf Tournament scheduled for June 19th. Even though the golf course is open you cannot have more that 16 people together, no coolers, not touching the pins, no rakes in traps, no awards assembly and no shotgun starts, just foursomes every 15 minutes. With these stipulations we are unable to have our tournament as we have had in the past. If things change we will try to have the tournament later in the Summer or in the early fall.
In addition we are also cancelling the Independence Day parade and fireworks scheduled for June 27th. With the social distancing still in effect and not knowing when it will be lifted we are forced to cancel at this time and hope to re-schedule the parade and fireworks toward the end of the summer. Keep in mind that we must have 2 months to get permits, contact the Fire Marshall, DNR, police for road closings, coast guard, invite officials, contact fire departments etc. Even if everything was lifted today we could not meet the deadlines for our scheduled June 27th event.
I know these are 2 of our biggest events during the year and we all look forward to them every year but we are forced to cancel them at this time. Please refer to our facebook page, our website and my emails for updates as soon as they are available. Thank you all for being understanding and we hope to start having events again as soon as it is safe to do so. Stay safe and continue to follow all the recommendations given by the Governor and local officials.
Dale Antosh Civic Association President
The bridge at Main Beach is starting to look great. Stop by and take a look. Cleaning will continue, pickets and a rotten 4x4 will be replaced. Once thats done, the bridge will be stained and sprayed with preservatives. Thanks to Chris Clark of Salty Dog Day Care for getting this started.
Thanks to Steve Schena and his friends for getting the chunks of concrete and debris off the beach. It looks great and is a lot safer now.
The ramp at Long Point will be repaired this week, probably Wednesday, and the other work should be completed there on the parking lot and field area. Thanks to Edmond Gebhardt for donating his time and equipment to this project.
Also, thanks to Hobie Weimer for stripping the Long Point gate and making it ready for painting. Hobie has been working around the properties to fix many things and installed mooring cleats at Bensons Pier.
Thanks to Ben Stallings and April Oster for refurbishing picnic tables. We have many more to go. So if anyone wants to help tackle some, let me know.
All this work is being made possible because many neighbors are donating their time, expertise, and materials. Without them, all this work would not be possible but this has allowed us to stretch our budget further than we thought possible. There are many more helping and I will be mentioning them over time.
If you are using the ramps, sorry for the inconvenience. Long Point Ramp is closed for repairs from the storms. Unfortunately there will only be one side of the ramp at Indian Creek open. We are working to get everything reopened as soon as possible.
Thanks for the great response. We've issued almost 1000 vehicle stickers. If you were unable to attend one of the 4 times we issued them, dont worry. You need to email our treasurer, Carol Farley, at BEMANCO142@gmail.com. She will advise you if anything is owed on your property and set up an appointment for you to get your sticker issued. We will do this in smaller groups at a time. And at various times.
We will begin issuing tresspassing notices to those that dont have valid stickers. Again, dont worry yet. There will be instructions on how to get stickers if you are eligable, on the notice. We are not going to tow or boot vehicles, at this time, and ample notice will be given before that happens. It is our intention to allow all eligable property owners use of the properties and not punish anyone.
If you are are a properry owner, in good standing,, you are allowed to bring guests and their vehicles. But you must be present and show ID, if asked.
Due to the closing of the ramp at Cape St. Marys Marina, we are concerned about an influx of people trying to use our ramps and we will be monitoring this situation.
Its great to see how many have discovered the properties and are taking advantage of them. We have also relaxed the No Dog rule as we understand that dogs are family members and need to get out too. They must be under your control and you must clean up after them. If we dont have any issues with this, we may consider lifting the rule altogether. But thats to be determined and must pass approval by the Board of Directors.
Ive heard from a lot of residents with great ideas for the year and for future things theyd like to see. I'll be discussing the events with Dale Antosh to see if the GBPKCA is interested in sponsoring these.
In the meantime, please enjoy the facilities and help us take care of them.