WPOA Operational Update- August 28, 2020

Big thanks to Curtis for his help with last weeks update.

We remain in Phase 3 of the re-opening plan.  A link to the Phase 3 guidance and recent Executive Orders can be found here:  https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/

Owners are reminded to use caution, wear face coverings, social distance and wash hands frequently.

The remnants of Hurricane Laura will pass through our area over the weekend.  As the storm passes, owners should expect significant rain, wind and the possibility of severe weather.  Please remain alert, secure outdoor furniture, etc.  Once the storm passes, weather conditions are likely to improve rapidly.

The flash flood event overnight Saturday into Sunday resulted in significant damage.  While many roadside ditches were pushed beyond capacity, the area hardest hit was in the vicinity of Fawn Ridge, Blue Ridge and Shamokin Springs.  Clean-up began during the overnight hours on Saturday and could take a couple more weeks to complete.  With the remnants of Laura on the way, crews are working longer shifts and focusing on critical spots.

In last weeks update, Curtis mentioned this fun fact: “within 60 days WPOA will need to suit-up trucks for snow removal”.  If you ignore the word “snow”, Curtis was off by only 58 days.  The cleanup on Saturday night required a snowplow truck to be suited up so it could push mud and debris out of the road on Blue Ridge, Fawn Ridge and Shamokin Springs.  It worked!

Bear activity remains very high and we are consulting with the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) regularly to keep them informed and seek assistance to reduce unwelcome interactions.

For owners that rent their properties, it is critically important that you educate guests about ways to avoid Bears.  Doors and windows left open that are accessible from the ground or a deck provide easy access for a bear.  For additional information please visit: https://dwr.virginia.gov/wildlife/bear/living-with-black-bears/

www.favoriteplace.com Friends of Wintergreen is sponsoring a new service for property owners.  Details can be found on the WPOA website under latest news or click on this link  https://www.wtgpoa.org/new-service-for-property-owners-favorite-place/

Important Reminders: 

Resort Operations – The Wintergreen Weekly is a great way to stay informed about resort offerings and plan onsite activities.  It can be found here: https://www.wintergreenresort.com/uploadedFiles/Activities/twaw.pdf

Swimming Pools – The Rodes Farm and Chestnut Springs Pools remain open with restrictions in place that satisfy the Phase 3 requirements.  Owners wanting to use these facilities are encouraged to read the pool operating plan posted on the WPOA website along with frequently asked questions (FAQ’s).  Please visit:  https://www.wtgpoa.org/2020-wpoa-pool-operating-plan-faqs-phase-3  to familiarize yourself with the process.  A copy of the current pool rules can be found here:   https://www.wtgpoa.org/wpoa-phase-3-pool-rules/

Please note:

  • We are limiting reservations to try and give everyone who is eligible to swim, a chance of getting some pool time. To make a reservation please stop by the pool or call.  Chestnut Springs (434) 325-220 ext 9303 or Rodes Farm (434) 818-0814.
  • Full-time owners are encouraged to swim during the week and avoid the weekends when part-time owners are here.
  • Owners must accompany guests. Unaccompanied guests are not permitted to use the pool.
  • Failure to show up for your reserved pool session impacts others. Please contact the pool and cancel your reservation so we can try and accommodate another owner.
  • Face coverings are required at both pools, when not actively swimming. Please maintain social distance and wear a mask as you enter and exit the pool area, at check in, using the rest rooms, etc.

The WPOA Pool Staff remain a critical component in our ability to operate pools going forward.  Current restrictions make it unlawful to operate our pools without completing the onsite mandatory requirements.  It is critical that we support their efforts and recognize the important role they play.

Thank you WPOA