2 Dartmouth Dr., Lewes,  Delaware 19958

The Latest Newsletter  

May 1, 2023
Dear Neighbors,

Summer is almost upon us. The pool opens later this month. See below.

The way we keep this place running is your timely payment of HOA dues.  Your 2023 dues invoice for $450 was mailed in January. For those very few of you who are late. Please don’t make us waste our time chasing you or even (Heaven forbid) having a lien placed on your property. If you haven’t done so yet, please take care of it today. 

Our Spring General Meeting was held on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. in the clubhouse. Financials were distributed and questions answered. Thank you to those who attended.

 The Spring Yard Sale is Saturday, May 13 from 8 am to 1 pm.

 We are prepared for summer. Our pool contract is in place for the 2023 season. We have changed to another reputable provider in an effort to save on costs. Our pool opens May 26. Please be sure to check our updated pool rules for 2023 on our website. They also will be posted at the pool.
As previously noted, we have updated our website and tabs regarding our Articles of Incorporation, Covenants, Amendments, Bylaws - now grouped under Operating Documents - and revised Pool Rules for 2023. Check it out. Our updated ARC forms were posted last February. Be sure to review these documents if you have any questions.”

The summer hordes have not yet arrived but they will be here soon along with summer concerts, farmer’s markets and many other events. Be sure to enjoy downtown Lewes, Cape Henlopen State Park, Prime Hook and, of course, the quiet roads of Rolling Meadows, though there has been and will be for a time construction noise from an adjacent parcel.  

Please Note: There was a general consensus among the resident attendees at the General membership that we lower the speed limit in RM from 25 to 20 mph and install a larger STOP Sign at the entrance.

Once again, we still have at least 4 different trash and recycling companies operating in Rolling Meadows. In an effort to reduce the wear and tear on our newly paved/sealed roads, we have for some time been encouraging property owners to use the services of Blue Hen as a single vendor for trash/recycling pick-up here in Rolling Meadows. If everyone would do so, it would eliminate three or more heavy trucks on our roads each week. The RMHA Board will very much appreciate your contribution to the upkeep and preservation of our roads. 

The majority of our homeowners use Blue Hen for their waste services. We encourage all non-Blue Hen homeowners to take advantage of Blue Hen’s rate of $70 a quarter. Your participation serves two purposes: (1) You save money and (2) More importantly, by limiting the number of multiple vendors, it will reduce the number of heavy trash trucks on our roads. This is particularly relevant to preserve the condition of our recently repaved and repaired roads.

And now, a literary reference for the month:

When purple finches sing and soar . . .
With vernal gladness running o'er—
When joys like these salute the sense . . .
Then waiting long hath recompense,
And all the world is glad with May.

―John Burrough

Your Board meets regularly and its members are in communication in-between meetings to address any issues. Your Board is addressing as appropriate and keeping track of a number of matters of interest to our community. Please feel free to contact our Board at any time with any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have. Check the announcement board at our entrance and our website monthly for updates.

HOA/ARC Board Members are: 
Steve Hyle, President
302-236-3181 / sbhyle@gmail.com
Jim DeTemple, VP Clubhouse Maintenance, Rental and Pool  
610-781-7434 / jimdete@comcast.net
Shelly Finkelstein, VP Roads and Common Area Maintenance 
862-432-2378 / sfrm2016@aol.com
Don Metcalf, Treasurer
302-249-4346 / kdkm2@comcast.net
Kevin Harrington, Secretary 
425-359-5241 / kevmyles66@gmail.com

  • When walking your dog keep them on the road so you are not trespassing on anyone’s property and don’t forget to pick up after your pets.
  • We have received complaints that certain residents are allowing their dog(s) to bark incessantly. Respect your neighbors and prevent your dog(s) from annoying others around you. 
  • Return your trash cans to their proper storage area after pick up.
  • Trim your grass back away from the road's edge so it doesn't grow into the road berm. Remove grass that has blown onto the road when finished mowing.
  •  Obey the 25 mph speed limit. STOP at all STOP SIGNS. We have many walkers, runners, bikers and children in our community.