Many things are happening around the beach and many improvements are being made. During this time, we've noticed a substantial increase in the use of BEMANCO properties. We want to encourage our residents to continue to enjoy the benefits this community has to offer. There are great opportunities for children, and adults also, to learn about enjoying the outdoors, especially during this time of being together while having to distance socially. Many are taking the opportunity to fish, go for walks, sit and enjoy the scenery and wildlife, kayak, canoe, and even sailboard. Some of my favorite things I've seen thus far are: parents taking their kids on the beaches to explore, and seeing a couple sit in their car at Long Point eating and watching the evening arrive.
BEMANCO is working hard to improve our properties, and ask that everyone take an interest in helping to protect our neighborhood resources.
It might surprise you that being on the Board of Directors of either BEMANCO or The Golden Beach Patuxent Knolls Civic Association, is a Volunteer position and that the majority of the work being done is by great volunteers from our neighborhood who want to help make this a great place to live and raise kids. We can only continue to provide the services as long as there is continued support from you.
We ask that you help by reporting any vandalism so we can attempt to identify the individuals responsible and get restitution. We have already served one individual with a no trespassing order but hope he will one day offer his services in a positive way.
This week several things have been going on:
Bensons Pier was finished and docking cleats were ordered.
The next phase of Long Point grounds
improvements was started.
Rod holders were installed on the fishing pier at small beach through the generosity of one of our neighbors.. We are aware there are a few boards missing and will be replacing those soon.
A donated and refurbished picnic table was put at Main Beach near the grill.
We had two food trucks.
Approximately 400 vehicle stickers were issued this weekend, bringing the total to over 500.
Trent hall Pier is scheduled to be redecked in some areas, in the near future.
There are many more items on the never ending list, but it is great to see our community enjoying things so far.
When this national event is over, we look forward to having activities sponsored by the GBPKCA once again.
Announcements will be made when looking for volunteers to help out with efforts throughout the year. We look forward to seeing you this year.
You should begin to notice some painting and refreshing going on in the near future, especially at Small Beach with the Playground equipment.
Although the majority of the work has been completed at Bensons Pier, additional work is being scheduled to replace about 20 feet of deck using the new poles that have been driven. The cross over between the 2 piers will also be completed.
This will be our biggest effort this year. During renovations, LONG POINT WILL BE CLOSED TO ALLOW TRUCKS AND EQUIPMENT TO COMPLETE THIS JOB. Announcements will be made and we will attempt to minimize the time required for this closing.
The parking lot at Long Point will be redone with either Millings or Blue Stone. Pot Holes will be fixed at the same time and the speed bump will also be repaired.
The area where the Beach Attendant station is currently located routinely floods. We are permitted to fill and raise the elevation in this area and are expecting this to be done at the same time the parking lot is redone. A new shed will be placed in this area that can be used by the attendants, as well as for various planned functions by the Civic Association.