Since the beach belongs to all members, persons using the beach should be courteous and not store personal belongings on the beach. However due to the size of the beach and condition of the stairs, the current "Pack It In Pack It Out" policy has been amended for this season to permit kayaks and other non-powered watercraft of similar size or smaller to be left on the beach. Such items should be left as far from traffic areas and the water’s edge as practicable, and not stored on the dunes. Sailboats and catamarans, and other non-powered watercraft of that approximate size or larger, can still not be left on the beach overnight. Beach users are still strongly encouraged to take their smaller personal items such as chairs and floats from the beach when they leave. This policy will be reconsidered each year by the Board and revised if necessary depending upon the seasonal condition and size of the beach.
The 4th of July holiday is a mere week away and that holiday is, of course, synonymous with the use of fireworks. However, everything is extremely dry, and the risk of fire is probably greater than it is usually. With that in mind, the CSA Board is asking members and their guests to please refrain from using fireworks of any kind. If you do choose to use fireworks to celebrate our nation’s birthday, we ask that you exercise common sense and caution, and remember the state law with regard to the use of fireworks:
Fireworks are ONLY legal
For further information on the state law, please review the “Fireworks in Cobmoosa” page on the CSA website.
Lastly, be advised that we are 11 miles from the volunteer fire department, and driven by a breeze a fire could quickly threaten many properties. Anyone who started a fire would be liable for any damages (and the cost of the fire fighting).
As part of our 10 Year Road Plan, Ridge Trail was completed Friday July 9, 2021. This was a bit ahead of schedule because Hallack Contracting was supposed to prep Friday morning and then lay the limestone (Dolomite) Monday morning but a job finished earlier than expected so they sent the trucking crews to our site. Friday is not our preferred day for that much construction, however, it is done. A few folks were inconvenienced due to the construction congestion and rerouting to Erie Trail. We asked for signage but that did not get in place until later in the day.
We have been asked a number of times why Ridge Trail first. Our reasoning; it is the most traveled road in the association with the most conditions that we are trying to solve for (I.e., gradual hills with constant erosion, spillways, cliffs, narrowing of the road on the east end to 20’ wide to reduce speed, chronic pothole areas, lots of foot traffic, blind curves).
We will tackle one stretch of road per year and what we learn from Ridge Trail will help us determine the next stretch to be done. Hallack provided all of the engineering, grade, depth, quantity and build of the road, so you can be assured that this part was done by professionals. Hallack has been MDOT prequalified since 1995 to do this type of work.
Thanks for your patience.