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October 7 - LBTS Board Meeting @ 2:00 PM
at the Beach House

LBTS President  Bob Postiglione 

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Free WiFi is available on the deck

Bulletin Board

Pool & Beach House Deck/Usage Update

May 6, 2021 01:11 pm


With the passage of S147, the SC COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act, and the easing of outdoor masking requirements by both the CDC and Georgetown County, the Litchfield by the Sea Board has approved the opening of the River Club Pool and the placement of some furniture back on the Beach House Deck. For your safety and well-being, we ask all owners and their guests to observe the following:

Pool
• The pool at River Club is open . Hours of operation are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
• The pool is being maintained in accordance with DHEC standards.
• Family groupings may sit in close proximity but there should be 6 feet between non-family groups.
• Masks are not required but social distancing is recommended unless with family members.
• Bathrooms will be sanitized daily.
• Hand sanitizer will be made available.
• If you prefer, bring sanitizing materials with you to clean tables and chairs before using.
• If you feel ill, or someone in your family is ill, please stay away from the pool area.

Beach House Deck
• Masks are not required but social distancing is recommended unless with family members.
• Bathrooms will be sanitized daily.
• Hand sanitizer will be made available.
• If you prefer, bring sanitizing materials with you to clean tables and chairs before using.
• If you feel ill, or someone in your family is ill, please stay away from the pool area.

Beach House Usage
• For now, the Beach House is open and we are taking reservations. litchfieldbythesea.com/beach-club-house

The Board will continue to monitor changes in guidelines and act accordingly. Thank you for your support. Please stay safe and healthy!

Sincerely,
The Litchfield by the Sea Board of Directors

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LBTS Board Update to all members:

The Litchfield by the Sea (LBTS) Board of Directors want to thank all members who attended our most recent Board Meeting on August 12, 2021, at the Litchfield by the Sea Beach House.

Here are some updates that we wanted to share with all members:

The most recent minutes from the April 16th board meeting, the June 12th annual and special meetings, and the August 12th board meeting are now available for your review at https://www.litchfieldbythesea.com/board-of-directors

Please rely on the association’s website and Town SQ email blasts for association information.  NextDoor is not an official communication vehicle of LBTS, and the information posted there is often inaccurate.  The LBTS Board has formed a communications committee spear headed by new Board Member Larry Ferguson to foster improved communications with its members and increase understanding by all of the myriad range of LBTS’s responsibilities.

The LBTS Board has reviewed a draft 2022 budget and will most likely recommend both a 6% increase in the regular HOA assessment and continue the 10% special assessment for next year.  A multi-community committee of LBTS members has been meeting and working on plans to create a fee structure for guest passes used by rental guests.   The Board is intending this endeavor to increase revenue that will be directly used to offset rising security expenses.

Bulk Trash Program: The LBTS Board has voted to decentralize this program and asks that its member communities explore their own trash options.  LBTS will continue to be the contracting party for River Club single family homes and the bulk recycling program.   GFL/Waste Industries has been notified that none of the existing contracts will auto-renew.   One community, Tradition, has decided to switch to another vendor all together.

During the first quarter of 2022, LBTS will again call for a special meeting to secure the necessary votes needed to enact governing documents changes necessary to provide the River Club single family homes the same cable and internet package being enjoyed by peer communities along the Waccamaw Neck.

Changes have been made to the Beach House rental fees for both owners and HOA’s.  Please visit https://www.litchfieldbythesea.com/beach-club-house for more information.  If you have questions, reach out to the new LBTS Community Specialist Amanda Karchner at 843) 237-9551.  Welcome aboard Amanda!

Based on the survey conducted with members, the Board has decided NOT to proceed with further exploration of adapting the Beach House in a restaurant.  The Board is still exploring other food service options: continuing with food trucks in 2022 and vending machines.

By the end of the 2021, some landscape projects will have been accomplished in and around the Beach House area.  We look forward to those improvements.

A significant topic of discussion at the August 12th meeting involved concerns about security.  Since that meeting the following activities have occurred:

 Updates:

LBTS representatives met several times with Litchfield Beach and Golf representatives to discuss the following:

Chain down at the end of the asphalt path – estimates for installing a small lift gate security gate at the end of the path are being pursued.

Removable bollards will be pursed for installation at the end of the path as it intersects Retreat Beach Circle.  The bollards will be removed during the “season” to allow the shuttle to operate.  Signage will be installed by the shuttle stop to indicate no passage through this area.

Everyone riding the shuttle in both directions will need to produce their key card, indicating they are a rental guest, to ride the shuttle.

Pool and bar area: the pool and bar are the responsibility of Litchfield Beach & Golf as both are owned by them.  LB&G staff is reviewing all procedures about these two areas in order to tighten up entrance by non-authorized persons and to ensure they are in compliance with all relevant requirements.

Another significant topic from the meeting was the large increase in the use of tents on the Beach.  The LBTS will reach out to Georgetown County to see what can be done.   It is important to note that it is Georgetown County and not the LBTS Community Association that has jurisdiction on the beach from the water line back to the high-water line which is just in front of the dunes.  Currently, there are no restrictions for the use of tents on Georgetown County beaches.   LBTS will also schedule a meeting with the tent companies to address the safety issues raised about guide wires creating tripping hazards on the Beach.

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