Salt Pond Committees
Welcome to the Salt Pond Committees page. Please choose a category from the list below to learn more.

Communications

Updated: 01/29/2023
 
 
Email Blasts (or Eblasts):  Sent to all homeowners whenever appropriate.  It is critical that all homeowners provide their email address(es) because most community news and information is disseminated via email.
 
Flyers:  Flyers about upcoming events and important information are frequently sent to homeowners by email.  The flyers are sometimes also posted on the Clubhouse bulletin board.
 
Board Meetings – Monthly:  The HOA Board of Directors conducts hybrid meetings in the Clubhouse to which homeowners are invited.  The meeting schedule is posted on the website, and meeting agendas are emailed to all homeowners in advance.  The meeting minutes are approved by the Board during the following meeting, and are posted on the website. 
 
Annual Meetings:  Each June, we conduct our annual meeting.  Committee Chairpersons report on the status of their committee projects and issues, and homeowners discuss items of common interest.  Prior to the meeting, all homeowners who are interested in running for the Board are asked to prepare a profile describing their experience, concerns, and expectations for the future of The Salt Pond.  These profiles are posted on the website.  Prior to the annual meetings, homeowners may cast ballots for new Board members.  During the annual meeting, new Board members are announced.   The annual meeting minutes are posted on the website.
 
Letters, Emails, Phone Calls, and Meetings:  Our Community Manager, Board members, and Committee members may communicate with individual homeowners via letters, emails, phone calls, and meetings, as appropriate.
 
Annual Assessments:  Invoices for Annual Assessments are sent to homeowners via postal mail.  The invoices are mailed by December 1, with payment due by January 31.
 
Contact Our Property Manager:  Homeowners may speak directly with our Property Manager during office hours by visiting the office, calling, or emailing.  Most calls, emails, and inquiries via the website are responded to within 48 hours. 
 
              Community Manager - sphamgmt@sphamembers.org
              Salt Pond Homeowners Association
              400 Bethany Loop
              Bethany Beach, DE  19930
              (302) 539-1283
 
Vantaca:  Our Property Management Company, Premier Community Association Management, provides the Association with an online communication tool call Vantaca.  This tool allows owners to communicate with management and the board as well as stay up to date on Salt Pond news and events.  Premier will provide you with a temporary password which you will be able to change in the My Profile page.  Please contact the Management office if you have not received a temporary password - 302-539-1283 or BBennett@pcam.net
 
Social Media – Facebook & NextDoor:  Residents have asked for a way Salt Pond homeowners can communicate among ourselves.  We have two options – Facebook & the NextDoor app.  Both are private groups created for Salt Pond homeowners ONLY.  Click here for more information. Social Media & The Salt Pond
 
Homeowner Directory:  Homeowners have the ability to add their contact information to our Resident directory on Vantaca.  How?  Why?  Your neighbors need a way to reach you in an emergency, or maybe they’d like to invite you over for a cookout.  Full-time residents often spot something about our part-time neighbors’ homes (such as forgotten packages, broken windows, fallen trees, or other damage) and would like a way to contact you about it.  So don’t just register on Vantaca.  Please also include your contact info and uncheck the Hide boxes to allow your information to be shared.  Note: The only people who can see your contact info are fellow Salt Pond homeowners.  

Facilities

Updated 01/29/2023
Rules & Regulations for Recreation Facilities: See Governance > Rules & Regulations > Rules for Use of Facilities and Amenities by Homeowners, Family, Guests, and Renters for rules pertaining to the following Recreation Facilities:
  • Indoor Pool & Spa (Hot Tub)
  • Outdoor Pool & Wading Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Shuffleboard Equipment
  • Tennis & Pickleball Courts
 
Recreation Facilities Hours: See What's Happening>Recreation Facilities Hours
 
Key Fob & Amenity Access Card System to Access Salt Pond Recreational Facilities:  The Salt Pond uses an electronic system for homeowners, guests, and renters to access our recreational facilities.  Homeowners are assigned electronic key fobs for their use only.  Homeowners are also assigned six Amenity Access Cards for use by their personal friends, family, and guests. Renters may purchase Amenity Access Cards from the Property Manager's Office.  [NOTE:  During COVID-19 restrictions, we implemented an online reservation system for the use of most amenities; however, that system is currently not being used.  The reservation system may be reinstated if the State of Delaware and/or the CDC issue new guidelines.]
 
Key Fob and Amenity Access Card Agreement (Board approved 10/21/20):  All homeowners must sign the Agreement (located on the Forms tab) to receive their key fob and Amenity Access Cards.  Please print the 2-page Agreement, and attach a passport-style photo or a photo of your driver’s license.  Submit your signed Agreement & photo to Salt Pond Management by mailing it to Salt Pond Management Office, 400 Bethany Loop, Bethany Beach, DE 19930, dropping it in the locked box located in the mailroom, or emailing it to the Property Manager at BBennett@pcam.net
 
 

 
Community Center / Clubhouse
All homeowners are welcome to use this facility provided it has not been rented for a function or reserved for a meeting or activity. There are beverages available for purchase in the Golf Shop so come and watch a movie, read a book, or enjoy time with other homeowners.
 
Community Center / Clubhouse Rental:‚Äč The SPHA rents the Community Center or Clubhouse space to Salt Pond homeowners. In addition, if you are involved with a club or organization that is looking for a regular meeting space, we can make special arrangements for such situations.  For Clubhouse availability and reservations, contact the Property Manager at 302-539-1283 or BBennett@pcam.net For more information, see  Governance> Community Center / Clubhouse Rental.

Fitness Center
 
See What's Happening>Recreation Facilities Hours  for schedule. For more information visit Fitness Center
 

 
 

Pools
Indoor & Outdoor Pools & Spa: See What's Happening>Recreation Facilities Hours  for schedule. For pool and spa rules, go to Governance>Rules & Regulations.

Finance

Updated 01/29/2023
              
SPHA Annual Dues for 2023
 
2023 Assessment bills were mailed out at the beginning of December 2022.  Assessments are due January 31, 2023
 
This year, the Salt Pond Homeowners Association Board of Directors would like the homeowners opinion on what projects should be a priority in 2023.  A "Wish List" was included in the mailing of the Assessment Invoice to be returned with assessment payment.  
 
*Vacant Lot Mowing
As a convenience to Owners, the SPHA arranges for mowing of vacant lots through the provider that mows the common areas.  Vacant lot owners may use the SPHA mowing service or make their own arrangements. The mowing assessment is added to all vacant lot owners’ annual assessments automatically.  Should the owner prefer to make his/her own arrangements, he/she may deduct the mowing assessment from their bill.
 
For additional financial information, contact the Community Manager, 302-539-1283 or BBennett@pcam.net
 

Landscape

Landscape Committee.

Social

Social Committee Chairs: Rachel Maleh, Trish Dormer
For more information visit the Social Committee page

Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning Committee.