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NOTICE: 2020 HIGH POINT NORTH SPECIAL COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

We understand there are growing concerns due to the widespread virus COVID-19, (Coronavirus) and we want you to know that we are taking safety measures to keep our owners, guests and staff safe by increasing our frequency and sanitation standards. We are closely monitoring updates from city and government officials as well as making sure we are up-to-date on any news from the CDC on the evolving situation.

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Mayor Rick Meehan Announces Lifting of Lodging Restrictions

Ocean City, Maryland – (May 14, 2020): During a special meeting of the City Council on Thursday, Mayor Rick Meehan announced by declaration the lifting of short-term rental restrictions. “Following Governor Hogan’s lifting of the Stay-At-Home order, the Town of Ocean City will be lifting lodging restrictions on short-term rentals effective Thursday, May 14 at 5 p.m.,” Mayor Meehan stated. “The Town is currently working with the Hotel Motel Restaurant Association and Chamber of Commerce to ensure we follow stage one of the Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery and Back to Business Pledge. We encourage residents and visitors to follow health and safety guidelines, including physical distancing and gathering limits. Personal responsibility and individual comfort levels are incredibly important to exercise during each phase of recovery. Each and every one of us has an obligation to exercise personal responsibility to protect our families, our friends, our co-workers, and neighbors, so as a community we keep Ocean City moving forward.”

Town of Ocean City Anouncement:
https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/mayor-rick-meehan-announces-lifting-of-lodging-restrictions/

View copy of the declaration:
https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/coronavirus-information/

UPDATE: HPN 2020 Covid-19 short term plans

Dear HPN Owners,

As everyone continues to navigate through the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, and as we approach the normal summer season, we felt it important to provide a short update on High Point North’s plans and approach to prepare in the near term.

At our regular May 2nd Board meeting, the Board has asked Tom and the staff to continue with normal preparations for the 2020 season, in anticipation of restrictions being reduced or lifted in the foreseeable future. This will include the annual re-staining of the deck; preparing the pool; luggage cart refurbishment and other normal projects.   We are asking our staff to take appropriate precautions as they continue their duties.

However, while we are preparing for the upcoming season, we also want to make sure that everyone understands that we are required to follow certain regulations in some instances. For example, our pool is considered a “public” pool by the Department of Health, and we will be unable to open the pool for use until they remove the restrictions.

To that end, the Board also agreed that we will continue to follow the direction of our State and Local governments in terms of restrictions & recommendations. We ask that you do the same as we look forward to seeing everyone in Ocean City as soon as possible.

https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/coronavirus-information/

https://governor.maryland.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MD_Strong.pdf

For the Board of Directors,

David Charter, President

NOTICE: THE WATER WILL BE SHUT OFF TO THE ENTIRE BUILDING

WHEN: Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00AM

The main water supply line coming into the building is in need of replacement. Contractors will be working all day on these repairs which will take at least 12 hours to complete.

During these repairs, we will be adding chlorine bleach to the system as well. Once the water is back on, please let it flow on cold only until it is clear and there is no bleach odor before use.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Tom Downey HPN/MGR

NOTICE: New Measures to Fight COVID-19 Include Lodging Restrictions on Hotels & Short-Term Rentals

March 31st Declaration PDF

Ocean City, Maryland – (March 31, 2020): The Ocean City Mayor and City Council continue to take drastic actions to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The latest steps, outlined in a new emergency declaration, restricts short term accommodations for hotels and rentals to essential lodgers only through April 30, 2020. This includes but is not limited to hotels, motels, condo-hotels, rental properties, inclusive of private renters or management companies and HOAs, Airbnb, VRBO style lodging and other overnight accommodations.

“These are unprecedented actions because these are unprecedented times,” commented Mayor Rick Meehan. “This is incredibly difficult time for everyone, but the only way we can stop the spread of this virus is to work together. Visitors should NOT visit Ocean City at this time, but are encouraged to reschedule or plan for future visits when this health crisis passes.”

According to the declaration, hotels, motels and other lodging establishments or rental properties shall not accept new reservations for persons other than essential lodgers. Essential Lodgers as defined by the emergency declaration include: healthcare professionals and/or first responders, law enforcement, national guard members, State or federal government employees, journalists, others responding to COVID-19, full-time residents of the Town of Ocean City, who, for any reason, are temporarily unable to reside in their primary residential home; or persons who must vacate their homes due to exigent circumstances, such as fire or flood, persons sheltering in hotels due to domestic violence or hotel employees, service providers, and contractors. For a full list, visit: www.oceancitymd.gov/COVID19

“These exceptions are meant to ensure that we have a place for individuals who must be in Ocean City because they are helping in this emergency, or those who have nowhere else to go, such as domestic-violence victims or those who had to vacate their homes unexpectedly,” Mayor Meehan said. “Voluntary compliance is our goal, but we will enforce this to the full extent if it’s not obeyed. This health crisis is deadly and the only way for all of us to stay healthy is to stay home.”

The Town of Ocean City is currently working with the Hotel Motel Restaurant Association and Chamber of Commerce to ensure that everyone is complying with the various State and local travel restrictions. Along with the emergency declaration restricting short-term accommodations, the State of Maryland has issued several travel restrictions, including a Stay-At-Home directive. For additional on the State of Maryland’s response, visit https://governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus/.

Further updates from the Town of Ocean can be found at: www.oceancitymd.gov/covid19.

If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) contact your primary care doctor for further screening to determine if you should be tested. Unless you are suffering a medical emergency, please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or other medical facility. You should speak with your healthcare provider, who can alert an emergency room so that its staff is ready with proper protective gear. To protect yourselves and others, wash your hands often, cover cough/sneezes, clean and disinfect surfaces, and stay home if sick. For more information on Coronavirus and prevention tips, visit WorcesterHealth.org or call 410-632-1100 option #8 to connect to our call center (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm). For COVID-19 information in the State of Maryland, please dial 211.

UPDATE #11 – March 31, 2020 –5:50 p.m.

https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/new-measures-to-fight-covid-19-include-lodging-restrictions-on-hotels-short-term-rentals/

March 31st Declaration PDF

NOTICE: Beach and Boardwalk Closed, Mayor & City Council Urge Visitors to Stay Home

Ocean City, Maryland – (March 22, 2020): As confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) increase throughout the State of Maryland, and in Worcester County, the Mayor and City Council continue to encourage visitors to stay safe and stay home. Policy leaders met today, March 22, for an emergency meeting which resulted in the closure of Ocean City’s beach and Boardwalk.

Effective at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020, the beach and Boardwalk in Ocean City will be closed due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. This closure will remain in effect thru April 15, 2020, at which time it will be re-evaluated based on the status of the global health crisis. Restaurants on the Boardwalk will be allowed to remain open for carry out service only.

“The number one priority of the Mayor and City Council is to protect our citizens and employees,” stated Mayor Rick Meehan. “We are facing an invisible threat and we are the carriers of this potentially deadly virus. At this time, we continue to request that visitors postpone traveling to Ocean City and that our non-resident property owners reframe from traveling to Ocean City as well. The safest place for everyone right now is in their own home.”

Only residents who reside within the corporate limits of the Town of Ocean will be allowed to walk their dogs or exercise on the beach or Boardwalk in groups of no more than two adults and children at any time. Social distancing will remain a requirement. This will remain in effect until which time it is abused or ignored.

“We are doing everything in our power to protect the health and safety of our citizens, but everyone has a critical role to play,” Mayor Meehan continued. “We all have to work together to do whatever we can to mount our only known defense against this common enemy and that is to practice extreme measures of social distancing. We are taking these drastic steps to shorten the duration of this health crisis. If every single person steps up and does their part by making sacrifices now it will slow the spread of this virus and help us flatten the curve.”

Further updates from the Town of Ocean can be found at: www.oceancitymd.gov/covid19.

If you are experiencing possible COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) contact your primary care doctor for further screening to determine if you should be tested. Unless you are suffering a medical emergency, please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or other medical facility. You should speak with your healthcare provider, who can alert an emergency room so that its staff is ready with proper protective gear. To protect yourselves and others, wash your hands often, cover cough/sneezes, clean and disinfect surfaces, and stay home if sick. For more information on Coronavirus and prevention tips, visit WorcesterHealth.org or call 410-632-1100 option #8 to connect to our call center (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm). For COVID-19 information in the State of Maryland, please dial 211.

UPDATE #6 - March 22, 2020 – 12:30 p.m.

NOTICE: “Now Is Not the Time to Visit Ocean City” Cautions Mayor Rick Meehan

Ocean City, Maryland – (March 19, 2020): As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to change on a minute-by-minute basis, Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan and the City Council are urging citizens to stay home, be responsible and avoid crowds. State of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan also reminded Marylanders that the dramatic actions being taken across the country are to save lives.

“To further protect our residents, visitors and Town employees we request that visitors postpone trips to Ocean City beginning immediately,” commented Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan. “This action is necessary to ensure compliance with social distancing and flatten the curve of this dangerous Coronavirus. At this point, the only weapon we have to combat this potentially fatal virus is to take drastic measures. All of us have to work together to outlast and shorten the cycle of this pandemic.”

Maryland has continued to take extreme actions to slow the spread of COVID-19. This morning, Gov. Hogan announced several new statewide restrictions including limiting travel, closing shopping malls and enclosed entertainment venues and urging all Marylanders to stay home. Also, with the first COVID-19 death in Maryland, events and gatherings of 10 people or more are prohibited.

“While we look forward to the time when we can welcome you again, now is not the time to visit Ocean City,” Mayor Meehan cautioned. “We are urging citizens to stay home, be responsible and avoid large crowds, including on our beach and Boardwalk. We will continue to monitor this changing situation and will not hesitate to take additional actions necessary to protect our community.”

In addition to staying home, residents should stay informed. The Town will continue to post daily updates on the website and social media sites. To learn more about what the town is doing, visit http://www.oceancitymd.gov/COVID19. An informational call center has also been opened (during business hours). For questions or concerns at 410.520.5279.

https://oceancitymd.gov/oc/now-is-not-the-time-to-visit-ocean-city-cautions-mayor-rick-meehan/

NOTICE: Fire Alarm Testing December 16th 2019

As required by the Town of Ocean City, I have scheduled the annual test of the building’s Fire Alarm and evacuation systems to be conducted on Monday, December 16th. Alarms will be sounding throughout the day and we will be going into every unit and testing the heat and smoke detectors as well.

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,
Tom Downey, HPN/MGR

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING of the HPN Council of Unit Owners

To: All High Point North Condominium Owners
From: The High Point North Condominium Nominating Committee; HPN Board of Directors
Subject: - NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING of the HPN Council of Unit Owners

- Notice of Elections

As prescribed in Article III, Section 4 of the HPN Bylaws, formal notice is hereby given that the Annual Owners Meeting and Elections will be held on Saturday September 7th, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. at the St. Peters Lutheran Church, 10301 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD. Purpose of this meeting will be to conduct elections and transact other business of the Council. As a reminder, this meeting is only open to owners or their legal representative. Family members and their friends are welcome join us all at the deck party!

We have two position open on the High Point North Condominium Board of Directors for a 3-year term.

THREE YEAR TERM; Elect two

Michael Ryan was elected to his second 3-year term in September 2016 and is not eligible to run. Steve Rosenthal has resigned from the board and is no longer an owner. Marty Moran of unit 13C, Lambert Rickey of unit 1J, Bob Tapscott of unit 13D and Chris Crosby of unit 10D have all indicated they are willing to run for one of the open positions. Resumes are available upon request.

If you are interested in running for this position, please notify the HPN office or one of the nominating committee members with your intent to run and supply us with your written credentials and qualifications (a brief résumé) so you may be placed on the ballot (as required by HPN Bylaws, Article IV). As additionally provided by HPN Bylaws, nominations may also be made from the floor at the Owners Meeting.

If you cannot attend this meeting, please scan and email, fax or mail the enclosed proxy, or stop by the office and complete a proxy form.

Committee Chairperson for the 2019 Nominating Committee is Lee Miller (5-J; 610-322-9086). Committee Member Patricia Beers (2-H; 610-277-3406). The committee can also be reached through the HPNC office, office fax or the web site.

Respectfully,
HPNC Board of Directors
HPNC Nominating Committee

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