Glebe Harbor – Cabin Point Association Minuets For October 2019

For the Members of the Glebe Harbor – Cabin Point Sanitary District that have voiced concerns concerning some of the statements in the Glebe Harbor – Cabin Point Association Minuets For October 2019, rest assured that this issue was addressed in person, with the Westmoreland County Administrator on December 3rd, 2019, after I requested an official meeting.

It will also be taken in front of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors at their next meeting in January 2020, at the George D. English, Sr. Memorial Building as well. We are in the process of being placed on their agenda concerning this type of misleading/inaccurate information, being distributed by some of our Glebe Harbor – Cabin Point Association Board of Directors.

This official meeting was conducted after I received my FOIA request (Freedom of Information Act), concerning Boat Ramp Road located in the Cabin Point subdivision. We addressed several concerns as well as the last $32,000 payment we have and the possibility of this payment being deferred, as per the Glebe Harbor – Cabin Point Association Minuets For October 2019. Below is my FOIA request.

To: LaToya Ball ‐Tate, FOIA Officer.

Box 1000. 111 Polk Street Montross, VA. 22520.

Phone: (804) 493‐0130. Fax: (804) 493‐0134.

E‐mail: REMOVED BY ADMIN DUE TO SPAM BOTS

Date: November 25, 2019.

Re: FOIA request under § 2.2‐3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia.

Any records, number of complaints, letters or verbal communications within the last (12) twelve months between members of the Glebe Harbor ‐ Cabin Point Sanitary District and the Westmoreland County Administrator, concerning the current condition of Boat Ramp Road, as of November 19, 2019, located in the subdivision of Cabin Point Virginia.

Thank you in advance, Dana Tucker.

I made this request for one simple reason. In my opinion, Boat Ramp Road should not be a priority at this time. As a community, we are facing much larger issues that need to be addressed and one of our first priorities, should be to make our payments on time, so we can get out of debt! Below is the response I received from Westmoreland County, concerning my FOIA request.

Mr. Tucker:

This is in response to your FOIA request which we received on November 25, 2019. Please be advised that Boat Ramp Road is a private road within the Cabin Point Subdivision. Maintenance of such private road would be the responsibility of the subdivision. I have conferred with the County Administrator and he has confirmed that he has not received any written requests concerning the condition of this road. Any verbal requests concerning the maintenance of this road have been referred to the Cabin Point Civic Association. The County has not received any official complaints regarding the condition of Boat Ramp Road. You may wish to inquire with the Cabin Point Civic Association. (Underline Emphasizes Added)

Thanks,

LaToya

During this meeting, the County Administrator was adamant that he has not received any official complaints, but rather a few people did approach him as he was launching or loading his boat, concerning Boat Ramp Road. For those reading this that may not know, the Westmoreland County Administrator resides in Cabin Point. He went on to explain that this happens to him where ever he goes.

He was also very adamant that there would be no deferment of our $32,000 loan payment and as a matter of fact, that payment will be made this month, December of 2019. He also stated that Boat Ramp Road was not a priority. At this time, the Royal Way Beach in Cabin Point needs to be addressed, before any other issues we are facing at this time.

I am not talking about the cult-a-sac at the end of Royal Way, as that issue will be funded by VDOT. I am talking about the beach area our Sanitary District is responsible for, at the end of Royal Way. If left unattended, the beach area could disappear and the inlet channel to Cabin Point, would become one body of water with the river.

In closing, the other issues discussed during our meeting, do not fit the realm of this particular post. However, they will be discussed with the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors in January of 2020. Please keep in mind that our goal is not to have our RUF raised, but to get to the point where it can be lowered! Your neighbor who lives on the inside of the curve, Dana.

8 Comments

  • Member December 5, 2019 at 8:07 am

    I agree with your post 100%! We have much bigger potholes leading to Boat Ramp Rd, then the road itself. I signed in and read the minuets you were talking about. Amazing!

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    • danatucker December 6, 2019 at 3:38 am

      I know. The sad truth is, some just do not understand why they have very little support. This is one of the biggest reasons. Trust, it is a two way street.

      Reply
  • Concerned December 5, 2019 at 11:18 am

    I was wondering where you went. Very well done as well as informative. Thanks for all you do.

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    • danatucker December 6, 2019 at 3:40 am

      There really was not much going on in the community. Activity usually picks up around the meeting times as well as the budget process with WC.

      Reply
  • PO’ed December 5, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    Some of these lifers need to resign and go find a hobby. They suck at trying to keep our cost as low as possible. Half of my neighbors are pissed off because glebe harbor got all the improvements so far. Has anyone looked at our property values sinking like a rock lately? Keep em coming Dana.

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    • danatucker December 6, 2019 at 3:44 am

      I am extremely concerned over our property values. We just purchased a improved lot on S Glebe for $2,000. WC appraised it at $13,300 for tax purposes. Some of the property in our community is being reduced by thousands. One property is listed as being reduced by over $9,000, just to make the sell before January 1st, 2020. After that, they will have to pay the additional $200 RUF.

      Reply
  • Ready to Sell December 5, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    You rock Dana. We need to drain the swamp. Maybe we can start a petition like they did.

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    • danatucker December 6, 2019 at 3:47 am

      Thank you. Yes, something needs to be done. You are not the first to mention the petition. We also have the option of calling a special meeting as well. It is much faster and can have a direct and immediate effect. That process is in our governing documents if you want to check up on the process.

      Reply

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