recurring problem stemming, possibly, from an epidemic inability of
drivers to remember how actually to read speed limit signs, has, once
again, reared its head. The speed limit in our community is 25
miles per hour, for some, a glacially slow speed, but the law,
Ours is a residential community with no sidewalks and,
therefore, our streets aren't exclusively used by cars and trucks.
Golf carts, bicycles, pets, and pedestrians as well all use our streets
and depend on car and truck drivers to be particularly cautious.
On the other hand, to be compassionate, we should, of
course, realize the importance of exceeding the legal speed limit in
boosting self-esteem in childlike adult drivers. How else can they
prove their self-worth? What other way do they have to demonstrate
their "machismo" and indicate to the folks with whom they
share the streets, their immature sense of entitlement?
MBPOA members, particularly, are asked to join in
counseling their families and guests in acceptable rules of the road for
Posted January 10
At the January 4 meeting of the Mallard Bay Board of
Directors, President, Marshall Sebra, announced that two
MBPOA members are needed to serve respectively as chairperson of the Mallard Bay
Committee and another to serve as chairperson of the Mallard Bay
If you're interested
in either position, please contact MBPOA President Marshall Sebra at 804-426-1215.
Wednesday, December 29, the Mallard Bay Board of Directors met to elect
officers for the new year. They will be:
President - Marshall Sebra
Vice President - Keith Lilienfeld
Alternate Vice President - Larry
Secretary - Victoria Coffineau
Treasurer - Jeanne Widenmyer
Also, at the meeting it was decided to
move the regular monthly meetings of the Board to the first Tuesday in
every month at 6:30 pm in the Mallard Bay clubhouse.
Sincere thanks to those who serve on the
Board of Directors and to those who have accepted the officer
Posted December 29
& J’s Yardwork, LLC just finished clearing all the leaves around
my home at 650 Canvasback Lane in Mallard Bay. There were four
gentlemen who did a spectacular job – friendly and anxious to please!
The cost was VERY reasonable. They
are out of Lancaster, and are experienced and insured.
was SO pleased that I baked them some chocoate chip cookies to enjoy on
their way home.
you know of anyone in Mallard Bay who needs these services, as well as
many others they offer, I recommend highly! They can also be
found on the Web.
Here's a photo I received from Ferrell
McLain taken from his home in Williamsburg this morning
(December 17, 2021) and posted on his Facebook account. One person
commented that it looks like strips of bacon. - Scott
Posted December 17
Around December 10, a Mallard Bay
resident called attention the fact that at least one of the wooden
planks that make up the walking surface of the Mallard Bay boat pier was
rotting and in need of replacement and, in the short term, could use
installation of warning cones on the dangerous area of the pier.
Another Mallard Bay resident became aware of the rotting plank report
and, on his own volition, placed warning cones around the defective
plank to prevent someone stepping on the weakened wood and harming
He took it upon himself to purchase the
needed replacement plank (for which he was reimbursed), remove the
damaged one and install the new one. Shortly thereafter, his wife
discovered another plank needing replacement. He replaced that one
as well and specifically requested his name not be mentioned in
This brings up an obvious point.
Throughout its history, Mallard Bay has depended, in some measure, on
the inclination of a small, voluntary, unofficial cadré of its members
to identify and report a problem, then, on occasion, to take one step
more and work on actually repairing the problem, frequently by donating
their own labor and expertise to the repair. If you see something
on community property that needs attention, please notify a member of
the Mallard Bay Board of Directors, and, if appropriate, do your best to
stay involved in solving the problem.
Thanks very much to the Mallard Bay
resident who first identified and reported the rotting plank and thanks
to the Good Samaritan who repaired it.
Posted December 16