The power grid is being worked on today.
There will be power outages all day in different areas of the park.
Each will last about one hour.
Effective today, there has been a change in our security team
Notice to RBMC Membership:
In an effort to be as transparent as possible with the membership, yet keep within the boundaries of employment law, the General Manager and RBMC Board of Directors would like to notify the membership that, effective today, there has been a change in our security team . It is the responsibility of the General Manager and Board of Directors to maintain a safe and secure environment for all employees and members. Realize that the General Manager and Board of Directors cannot discuss specifics regarding employee issues, therefore, details cannot be provided.
It is of the utmost importance that RBMC is protected legally and unfortunately, sometimes this requires decisions that can be seen as unpopular by members. Please understand that the General Manager and RBMC Board of Directors have the corporation’s best interests in mind when any decisions are made, especially those regarding employment.
Please be advised that we are aware that there will be much social media speculation regarding this change. Our hope is that the membership will realize that, with the legal issues involved in any decisions involving employment, no speculation on social media can be responded to by the General Manager or Board of Directors, therefore, keep that in mind when reading any posts/comments on any social media page that relates to RBMC. There are always two sides to every story, with the official details having to be kept in the corporate records and not divulged. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Tues-Thur. 9-5 pm, Fri.-Sat. 9-6 pm, Closed Sunday & Monday No financial transactions 1-hour before closing
REC CENTER HOURS:
Thursdays 6-9 pm, Fridays 6-10 pm, Saturdays 10 am-2 pm & 6 pm-10 pm, Sunday 10 am-2 pm, Sunday & Holidays 10 am to 4 pm
Dues Raffle Tickets
The Recreation Committee is selling the Dues Raffle tickets. Tickets are $25. Please contact (77-67 on Park Blvd), (77-66 on Park Blvd), (139- 74) or (46-12 on Bear Paw Pass)
In order to ensure pump outs go smoothly,
Please ensure you are treating your tanks regularly and using toilet paper designed for RVs. This will help prevent clogs and other issues.
Please make sure that vehicles, trailers, etc. are not restricting the access for the pump truck to your pump out connection point. The hose on the trucks can only reach so far.
If a driver feels that the truck will not fit safely, they've been instructed not to put themselves or the truck in an unsafe situation.
If you have concerns or issues, please reach out to the maintenance staff so that we can discuss it with you. Our drivers want to do the best job for the members, but they must be safe while doing it.
Thanks! Amy Kenney Maintenance Manager
Annual Budget Meeting
Saturday, October 14th.
Annual Budget Meeting is coming up in just over a month. It is Saturday, October 14th. You will be receiving the 2024 planned budget in the next few weeks. Per Section 16.6 of the RBMC By-Laws: Members shall submit comments in writing to the Treasurer. Comments must be received no later than ten (10) days prior to the Annual Budget meeting; however, comments received after that date may be considered at the discretion of the Treasurer. So, please review the budget when received and send any questions in writing to the office, ATTN: RBMC Treasurer. Thank you!
Golf Cart Testing:
Dates: September 9th October (as needed) Testing is done at 1-19/20 From 10 AM to 11 AM
Collections & Legal
Interest will be posted, and statements will be mailed the first of the week for unpaid dues & assessments. Liens have been ongoing on multi-year delinquent accounts.
Permits must be seen from the street.
Please ensure when you have received a permit from A&E or Berkeley County that they are displayed so that they may easily be seen from the street. Also, ensure that your contractor/vendors have a copy so that Security can check them in properly.
APPEALS COMMITTEE INFORMATION The next meeting of the Appeals Committee for 2023 will be Sunday, September 24th, 2023 at 10 AM in the Security Trailer. The sign-up sheet is in the park office. You must sign up by Sunday, September 17th, 2023. Thanks, 2023 RBMC Appeals Committee
GENERAL MANAGER'S REPORT:
As summer comes to an end I want to thank everyone that has been kind and helped the summer be a smooth one. I also want to make sure I address the pool closure during the week at the end of the season with all of you. According to the American Lifeguard Association more than half of the nations 309,000 public pools will be forced to close early or limit their hours due to a national lifeguard shortage this year. Luckily at River Bend we have been able to keep the pool open almost the entire season until guards had to return to school and after school activities. We have also had employment listings all summer for extra lifeguards along with communicating with other pools in the area to see if they had lifeguards that needed extra hours. The most common response from those pools is that they are also looking for lifeguards. I appreciate your understanding as we navigate the lifeguard shortage and do our best to have the pool operate at a safe level. Unfortunately if we cannot operate within guidelines and ensure a safe experience for you and your children we have to close. I know this is inconvenient and not what anyone wants however I will not take the safety of membership for granted and will always work to ensure a safe and fun experience here at River Bend. Please have an amazing Labor Day weekend and enjoy the Car Show and all the activities planned for you. As always if you have any questions or concerns please bring them to me. Michael Flores RBMC General Manager
First Responder Network
If you are a first responder, retired first responder, or trained in first aid and CPR,
Due to the recent health, safety, and emergency events in the park, there has been an interest from some members on what more can be done by volunteers to help when emergencies arise. If you are a first responder, retired first responder, or trained in first aid and CPR, and are interested in discussing a contact list or creating a first responder network for the park, please contact the office and give your name and contact information so the Board and GM can speak with you.
August 30 Blacktop Started
Blacktop has been started. The contractor will be working today and tomorrow. He will not be here Friday thru Monday due to the amount of traffic on the holiday weekend. He will be back Tuesday ( weather permitting). He started on the lower 139 block and is working his way around. Larry Fellows President
2024 Pool Lifeguards and Pool Manager
In order to prepare for next years pool season and the need for additional lifeguards, RBMC would like all members that know of someone or are interested in training to become a lifeguard to please contact the office. You can obtain training on your own through the winter and I am providing a link of the courses Berkeley County recognizes as certified lifeguard courses. (they use the state requirements). You must be at least 16yo, certified and interview/ be accepted for the position. RBMC is also looking for a Pool Manager that will oversee the guards and pool, this person must be at least 18yo and also be lifeguard certified. Please follow the link below, scroll down and find the "Approved Lifeguard Certification Courses", if you are able to take a course and interested in the position please come to the office and they will interview you.
Oct 14th - Budget Meeting
Oct 7th Fall Fest
Sept 9th - Regular Board Meeting
Sept 16th - All Ages Bingo
Sept 23rd - Senior Event (Glass Flower Making)
Oct 20th Lot Decoration Contest Oct 21st - Halloween with Parade, Trunk or Treat, & Trick or Treat