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Nestled among the natural beauty of wetlands and ponds and just 3/4ths of a mile from the beach, the Salt Pond Community overlooks a mid-length, executive 18-hole golf course, and has a community recreational center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a children's play area, and many other amenities.  The community consists of single family homes and town homes; many residents are full time while others maintain seasonal homes.  Salt Pond is located near Bethany Beach, Delaware, just 15 minutes north of the Delaware and Maryland state borders.  Bethany Beach is about midway between the resort communities of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware to the north and Ocean City, Maryland to the south.
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SPHA Management Office

Community Manager: Mick Buchanan
Email: SPHAMgmt@SPHAMembers.org

Mailing Address: Salt Pond Homeowners Association,
400 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: 302.539.1283
FAX: 302.539.7248

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday
8 AM to 1 PM

Office is located next door to Fitness Center





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H   O   T       T   O   P  I   C   S

NEXT
Salt Pond Homeowner's Association

BOD Meeting, Friday, September 19, 2014
at 2:00 P.M.

Click Here (((-))) To View or Print Agenda

(Available 10 Days Before Meeting)





ATTENTION

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SUMMER
Fitness Center/Outdoor Pool
HOURS


May 24, 2014 - September 1, 2014

FITNESS CENTER:
Daily: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

OUTDOOR POOL:
May 24 - June 26: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June 27 - August 23: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
August 24 - September 1: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lap Swimming 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Daily
(16 /Years and Older Only, See Inside Attendent

Click here (((-))) to view and/or print the 2014 Recreation Calendar.

TENNIS COURTS
Daily: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Obtain keys from indoor attendant.
Anyone wishing to use a court for play during off hours may obtain a key
from the Fitness Center attendant during the hours shown above.
Players will return the key to the attendant and are expected to lock the court when play is completed.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Obtain equipment inside

Click here (((-))) to view and/or print the 2014 Salt Pond Pool Regulations


MOSQUITOES

I am sure you have witnessed first-hand our Salt Pond has been innundated with mosquitoes this season.
This is a result of the very mild winter we had and pockets of standing water around us.

Michael Headman and the Ponds & Wetlands Committee called Mosquito Control
who went to each pond, drainage ditch, and into some backyards looking for swarming mosquitos.
They sprayed the infected areas.

However, the problem now is the "flood water" that came after their visit.
Our area received about 9" of rain resulting in our ponds overflowing,
stressing our drainage system and creating new breeding puddles/spots
throughout the community and the wetlands.
Breeding sites have multiplied and the new sites do not have fish eating the larvae.

Mosquito Control was called again
and they returned to "fog" our area to help curtail the problem.
We were also informed the type of mosquito we are encountering now is the Asian Tiger which swarms even during the day.
These pesky pests are very difficult to control.
Please reference the two resources below for more information.

Click Here (((-))) to view a flyer on the Asian Tiger Mosquito

Click Here (((-))) to view a recent Washington Post article on the Asian Tiger Mosquito



2014 TRASH/RECYCLING

Please remember, yard waste can no longer be put with your normal household refuse.
Nor can it be put with your normal recycling materials.

Yard waste must be in paper biodegradable bags which can be purchased at places like Lowes, Home Depot, Sams Club, and local hardware and grocery stores. Small limbs and branches may be tied up in bundles for pickup. It is also acceptable to store in containers which will be emptied. Please do not put your waste out at the curb until the night before pickup.




The 2014 Recycling/Yard Waste Calendar is now available!

Click here (((-))) to view/print the 2014 Recycling Calendar.


Salt Pond Policies
for
Guest/Renter

Click Here (((-))) To View or Print Notice to Post in Home


ATTENTION Kayak Owners
If you do not have a 2013-2014 slot at the Salt Pond Beach
for your kayak/canoe storage,
please remove your craft immediately!

Any unauthorized watercraft in non-authorized berths,
or on the ground,

will be removed at the owner's expense!

Click here (((-))) for the application form and details


Fishing in the Salt Pond


Fishing is permitted in Salt Pond for residents, guests, and renters from dawn to dusk.

However, fishing in any pond from a bank on the Salt Pond Golf Course may not be done during normal golfing hours (7 AM to dusk) when there are golfers on the course. Ponds on common grounds may be fished in anytime.

You are likely to catch a bass, catfish, perch, carp or a blue crab. If you catch a Mosquito Fish, it is a mandatory "Catch & Release." Of course, we prefer you "Catch & Release" all fish caught in our ponds.

Click here (((-))) to view or print more details on fishing in our community
and a complete list of fish you may come across


Salt Pond Maps


Ever wonder where Pond "A" or Pond "G" was?
Or maybe you wondered what the name of the pond behind your home was.
Or, maybe you just wanted to know where Lot 184 was.

Get your own copy of the Salt Pond Map and find out the answers to such questions

Click here (((-))) for a copy of the Salt Pond Map to view or print


Or, have you had friends ask how close to the beach you are?

Click here (((-))) for an ariel view of the Salt Pond to view or print

Click here (((-))) for another ariel view of the Salt Pond to view or print


ASSAWOMAN CANAL STATUS!

Proposed Assawoman Canal Pathway

Click Here (((-))) to view the most recent Assawoman Canal Concept Plan

Click Here (((-))) to view the talking points of a 2009 presentation given to the BOD and Community

Click Here (((-))) to view a map of the area.


SPHA Official Business
Email Program


The State of Delaware requires the SPHA to have a signed document granting permission to send official business correspondence to homeowners via email. While this permission was not required in the past to send items such as updates and newsletters, it is now mandatory for us to begin sending "official" documents. This kind of correspondence is mainly for those items specified in our By-laws such as Annual Meeting Notices, Proxy information, etc.

Please consider signing up for this program. Not only will you help your SPHA to save money on postage, but you will help save a few trees in the process!.

Click here (((-))) for a copy of the document to view or print



Golf Club Update
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Did you know as an SPHA member you are eligible for the following "Perks?"
And, Golf Club membership is not required!


*** Special Homeowner Rates for Greens Fees!!! ***

Click here (((-))) for details

NEW! 10% Homeowner's Discount on all Pro Shop Merchandise NEW!

Local Golf Rates for non-member homeowner guests

Reduced rates for lessons

Stop In Or Call Pro Shop For Details and current "Specials" 302-539-7525.

Recently the Salt Pond Golf Club was written up in the Click here (((-))) for list of all 2012 Tournaments



NOTE: Salt Pond Golf Club BOD now meet on
Third Thursday of each month at 10:00 AM
(All homeowners are invited and encouraged to attend)

SPHA NEWSLETTER

Click here (((-))) to read the latest Newsletter

2014 BUDGET

Click here (((-))) to see the 2014 Budget

SPHA BOARD MINUTES

Click here (((-))) to read the most recent Approved Board Minutes

2014 PROFIT & LOSS YTD

Click here (((-))) to see the current YTD P&L to Budget Statement.

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