Frequently Asked Questions
 
About Baywood
  • Is Baywood a 55+ Community?
    No.
     
    Please visit the website of Baywood Homes, LLC to learn more about our community and the possibilities of home ownership in Baywood and/or to request information about the community.
  • Can you send me information about the Baywood community?
    No
     
    The Baywood Homeowners' Association (BHA) is neither a developer of the Baywood property nor a manager of the facilities and services made available to residents of the Baywood community. The BHA has no involvement in sales transactions.
     
    Rather, the BHA represents the interests of homeowners in Baywood. The About Us page on this site describes our purpose as an organization of homeowners in the Baywood community.  Additional pages of the website convey as much information as we can make available about the BHA and the community.
     
    Please visit the website of Baywood Homes, LLC to learn more about our community and the possibilities of home ownership in Baywood and/or to request information about the community.
  • Is there a Map of Baywood?
     
    Yes. Please visit the Our Location page of the website.

Baywood Amenities
  • Is Fishing Allowed in Ponds in the Community?
    The Baywood Community Standards contain the following language about the Use of Ponds.
    • The use of ponds within Baywood is strictly prohibited by any Lessee.  The ponds within the Community are primarily maintained for the golf course and may not be used for fishing, boating, bathing or any other private use.  Fishing is allowed in ponds accessible from the Baywood residential common areas.
    With help from Lincoln Davis, Executive Director of the Tunnell Companies, we can better formulate what this means for you.
    • Fishing is allowed only in ponds accessible from the residential side of the community.
    • Stay off the golf course and, for your own safety, stay away from community areas adjacent to the golf course when golfers are present and you may be in the "line of fire."
    • All fishing is expected to be “catch-and-release.”
    • Only Baywood residents and Tunnell Company staff are allowed to fish in Baywood ponds.  If a resident is not comfortable asking someone to leave who is neither a resident or a member of the Tunnell Company staff, they should call our Public Safety Department at 302-945-1029.  An Officer will come over, determine whether or not the person is allowed to fish in the pond, and  ask them to leave the community if not allowed.
  • What Amenities are Available at the Community Center?
    In addition to the pool (in-season), the Community Center contains
    • a small room with exercise equipment;
    • a large screen TV with VCR and DVD player;
    • wireless internet access;
    • table-top shuffleboard game and electronic game console;
    • book exchange.
    The Children's Playground is located directly in front of the Center.
  • Is there Help Available on How to Use the Fitness Equipment at the Community Center?
    Information available from the manufacturer of the equipment includes the following:
    • Precor – Discovery Series Selectorized Line DSL315 Rotary Torso: YouTube Video
    • Precor – Functional Training System: 18 Videos
    • Precor – C024ES Multi Press: Manual (see Page 17)
    • Precor – C027ES Leg Extension/Curl: Manual (see Page 5)
    Remember that workout routines are highly varied, based upon an individual’s current physical condition, medical history, familiarity with exercise equipment, goals and motivations. The best routines will include components of cardiovascular exercise, weight lifting, and flexibility. It is a great idea to always workout with a friend or partner, for both safety and motivation. 
     
    If you're a beginner, consider doing an internet search of terms such as "exercise programs for beginners."  One we could easily locate is at www.aworkoutroutine.com.  
  • Are there Other Amenities Available to Baywood Residents?
    Yes. Baywood residents can avail themselves of amenities provided at the Tunnell Company's sister PotNets communities located farther down Long Neck Road. Here's what is available.
     
      Baywood Bayside Coveside Creekside Dockside Lakeside Seaside
    Bait & Tackle Store   X         X
    Baseball Field   X          
    Basketball Court   X          
    Boat Ramps   X X X X   X
    Boat Slips   X X   X   X
    Bocce Courts X            
    Community Center X X       X  
    Conservation Areas       X      
    Crabbing and Fishing Piers   X X X X   X
    Dog Park X X          
    Golf Course X            
    Nature Trails       X      
    Pickle Ball X            
    Playgrounds X X         X
    Private Bay Beaches   X         X
    Restaurant X X         X
    Sailing, Waterskiing, Windsurfing   X         X
    Shuffleboard             X
    Swimming Pool X ### ### ### ### ### ###
    Tennis Courts X X   X      
     
    ### All Community Pools are restricted for use only by the residents of the community
    in which they are located (this includes the Baywood community pool). ###
  • Where's the Dog Park and What are the Rules?
     
    The dog park opened in October, 2010. It is located on Crooked Stick Way, immediately to your right after turning off Back Nine Way onto Pivot Way, and then onto Crooked Stick Way. It is open from dawn until dusk.
     
    Rules and Regulations are as follows (these are clearly posted at the entrance to the dog park).
    • Baywood Residents and their guests only.
    • Park users and dog owners assume all risk related to park use.
    • Owners are responsible and liable for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.
    • Owners must remain with dogs and carry a leash within the fenced area.
    • Owners must clean up after their dogs.
    • All dog waste must be picked up, bagged and placed in a waste container.
    • Dogs must be licensed and vaccinated.
    • Dogs exhibiting dangerous behavior are prohibited.
    • Dogs must be wearing a collar with identification at all times.
    • Puppies under four months old are prohibited.
    • Dogs in heat are prohibited.
    • Limit three dogs per person per visit.
    • An adult must closely supervise children.
    • Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving park.
    • The location of this dog park is temporary and will be moved to a permanent site in a future phase of Baywood when necessary.
  • Where are the Tennis/Pickleball Courts and What are the Rules?
    The tennis court was opened in 2013 and is located between the ninth green, tenth tee, and the driving range at the golf course, just behind the gazebo.  Pickleball nets and court markings were added a few years later.
     
    You can access the court by driving your golf cart around the Pro Shop or behind the Clubhouse, then past the practice putting greens and teeing bays, and then towards and around to the left of the gazebo. There is a small parking area adjacent to the tennis court for golf carts.
     
    If you arrive by motor vehicle or on foot, you should identify yourself to Pro Shop outside staff as you enter the area as a resident and let them know you're accessing the tennis court.
     
    The rules as posted at the tennis court are:
    • The court is for Baywood residents and their guests only.
    • Use of the court is at your own risk. 
    • No food, glass, or alcoholic beverages are permitted.
    • No pets are allowed on the court.
    • No bicycles, roller blades, or skate boards are allowed on the court.
    • Shirts and proper footwear are required. No black soled shoes allowed.
    • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Court hours are from dawn until dusk.
    • Sitting on, pushing or pulling on and adjusting nets is prohibited.

Baywood Public Safety
  • Who do I call in the case of an Emergency?
     
    Always dial 911 in the case of an emergency.
     
    To report non-emergency situations
    call Sussex County Dispatch at 302.856.5655 or 302.855.2980
    .
     
    For fire and ambulance, Baywood Public Safety monitors local fire and ambulance frequencies and will assist vehicles in quickly locating Baywood addresses. Baywood Public Safety vehicles also carry emergency defibrilators.
     
    For police (as well as fire and ambulance), it is best to additionally contact Baywood Public Safety at 302.945.1029 only after calling 911 or one of the Sussex County Dispatch numbers so that responses can be better coordinated.
  • How do I contact Baywood Public Safety
    Baywood Public Safety Hours of Operation How It Works
    Monday-Friday
    8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    During these hours, you will reach the Public Safety team directly.  Whoever answers the phone will have a working knowledge of the Baywood community and will respond to your call quickly and efficiently.
    Saturday, Sunday,
    Holidays, and
    After Normal Hours
    When calling during the weekend, on holidays or between the hours of 4:00 pm and 8:30 am, your call will be taken by an Answering Service
     
    The person taking your call has no knowledge of the Baywood Community and will not be familiar with the location of your home.  They will not know where the golf course is nor will they know the phase number in which you live.  They are contracted to take your message and promptly page a Baywood Public Safety Officer who is on duty.

    The most expeditious way of getting a Public Safety Officer to respond to your call is to provide the following information to the Answering Service:
    • Your name
    • Your address
    • Identify yourself as a resident of Baywood
    • Your phone number
    • A brief description of your issue
    • Tell the answering service whether or not you want the Security Officer to acknowledge your call before arriving at your residence
    The Answering Service answers calls for more than one company.  Therefore, when you call, from time to time you may get a message indicating that all operators are busy.  You will be asked to either hold on for the next available operator or leave a message.  It is highly recommended that you hold for an operator.  Your issue will be addressed faster as it may take longer for the operator to have time to retrieve a message.
    Contact Information By Phone:     302-945-1029
    By eMail:      security@potnets.com
     
     
  • What does Baywood Public Safety do?
    Baywood Public Safety has the primary responsibility for all issues involving the safety and security of our residents.  Local authorities coordinate all responses to 911 calls with Baywood Public Safety, enabling emergency vehicles to quickly locate residences in Baywood.
  • When does Baywood Public Safety patrol Baywood?
    Baywood's Public Safety works together with our sister PotNets communities to patrol the community several times each day.  A dedicated security vehicle is on the Baywood premises from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. every night.  An unmarked patrol vehicle is also assigned to Baywood (at unpublished times).
  • Should I Be Worried About Car Theft in Baywood?
    No matter where your vehicle is located, whether within the community, at the grocery store, at the outlets, or travelling to visit friends and relatives, you will always present some level of opportunity for a would-be thief to attempt a vehicle break-in. Once vehicle access is gained, any number of criminal activities becomes possible, from a simple grab and snatch of a wallet or GPS device, to theft of the vehicle itself and possibly personal attack and injury.
     
    Several car break-ins were reported in Baywood during 2010 and, in response, State Police visited the BHA membership in September, 2010, to discuss overall neighborhood security issues, including vehicle theft. We have available a list of 50 tips provided to us by the State Police to help you reduce your chances of being the victim of a vehicle break-in or theft.

BHA Website Operation
  • Should I be worried about supplying information in my Profile?
    No.  The information you supply to the BHA in your Profile is used mainly to produce the annual, printed Resident Directory available only to BHA members and to residents via BHA Phase Representatives.  The information contained therein is primarily "name, phone, address, and email."
     
    Your information is then maintained on the website by the Web Committee (which manages the website and resolves login and access issues), the BHA Membership and Outreach Chairs (who update BHA membership status), and the BHA Secretary (who provides timely communications to the membership). Other BHA officers, including the Phase Representatives, also have access to the database.
     
    Please see our full statement on access to membership and resident information on the Policies page.
  • Why Can't I Access the Members Pages of the Website?
    The Members pages of the website are restricted to members of the BHA. 
     
    BHA membership costs $15 per calendar year through April 25th of the following year (for two adults residing at the same address). Membership fees not only support the overall operation of the website, but allow upgraded access to the restricted Members pages of the website and an annual printed copy of the resident directory.  Membership fees also underwrite reduced admission costs at some BHA sponsored events, provide the ability to vote in the annual BHA elections, and support the ongoing operation of the organization.
     
    To join the BHA, you can drop off a check made out to the "BHA" for $15 to the BHA Membership Committee chair, Jacki Maxwell (33531 Cleek Way). All dues payments received are acknowledged via an email confirmation.
     
    To check your membership status, please visit the Profile page, then scroll down to the item named "Member Until." For those paid for the 2019 calendar year, the entry should read "2020-04-25." You'll also see the date of your Last Payment Received, when Membership last processed your most recent dues payment.

Clubhouse
  • Are there Discounts at the Clubhouse Restaurant?
    Residents may apply at the clubhouse for a resident card.  Using it provides a 15% discount every day of the week on all items purchased (including alcohol), except for certain holidays (New Year's, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas).
  • How do I find out about events at the Clubhouse?
     
    Please visit the Restaurant's website for complete information on events.  
     
    Alternatively, sign yourself up for a Tunnell Companines mailing list to receive promotional and informational material from both the Clubhouse and the Pro Shop.  The occasionally-distributed Tunnell Vision newsletter distribution uses the same list.

Community Center/Pool
  • How Do I Gain Access to the Community Center?
    Since 2018, entry to the Community Center has been controlled by key-fob to the front door.
     
    Residents are issued key-fobs upon arrival in the community.  All key-fob issues can be addressed at the Sales Office at the Route 24 entrance.
  • Are there Regular Activities at the Community Center?
    Yes...quite a few. 
     
    All reserved activities and events at the Community Center are posted directly to the complete BHA Calendar. These include all weekly and monthly reservations for card games, exercise classes, Pot Luck dinners, membership meetings, and many more.
     
  • Can I Reserve the Community Center for a Pool Party or Private Party?
    Yes
     
    (1)  The pool can be rented during the summer after normal operating hours.  On Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, the pool may be rented from 6:00 pm -10:00 pm for a fee of $225.00.  On Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the pool may be rented from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm for a fee of $225.00.  (Reservations are subject to availability of lifeguard staff, but the costs do include the cost of lifeguards.) 
     
    (2)  The Community Center can be rented anytime during the year, subject to availability.  Fees are $50/hour for the first two hours, then $25/hour thereafter. 
     
    (3)  Both the pool and the Community Center can be rented for a single event as well.
     
    You can obtain a pool party application form at the Sales Center office.  The Forms page in the Residents area of the website also has a link to the pool party application form. (You must be logged in as a registered user of the website in order to access the Forms page.)
     
     
  • What are the Regulations for the Pool?
    • No running, pushing or horseplay in or around the pool
    • No swearing
    • No hanging on ropes
    • No food or drink within 10 feet of the pool
    • No glass containers or bottles allowed
    • Diapered children must wear rubber pants
    • No one under 10 years of age is permitted unless accompanied by an adult 18 years or older
    • Stay out of landscaping area
    • No chewing gum in the pool
    • All pool members and guests must sign in
    • No jumping from upper pool to lower pool
    • No jumping or hanging from the bridge 
    Lifeguards have the authority to apply further restrictions, if necessary, to ensure safety.
  • When is the Community Center Open?
    The Community Center is locked 24 hours a day and can only be accessed by your Baywood-issued key-fob. Your key-fob will allow you access to the community center seven days a week from 5:30 am – 10:00 pm.
     
    If you have troubles with your key-fob, contact the Sales Office at the Route 24 entrance. 
  • When will the pool be open in 2019?
     
    The pool will be open on Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 24 through Monday, May 27). Daily operation begins on Saturday, June 1 as follows:
    • 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday
    • 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
    Pool operation will continue up through and including Labor Day, September 2.  
     
    A printable PDF schedule for days, and hours each day of the week the pool is open is available.
  • Are guests allowed at the pool?
     
    Residents are welcome to bring their guests to the Baywood pool (there is no additional charge).  You and your guests must enter the pool house area using your key fob and then sign in to enter the pool area.

Golf Carts
  • What are the local regulations for golf cart usage?
    Golf cars are a great way of getting around at Baywood.  When used properly, they are safe, convenient, fun, and good for the environment.   Please respect these rules and guidelines as they will enhance your peaceful enjoyment of Baywood.
    • All residents and guests are subject to Delaware traffic laws, whether driving a motor vehicle, golf cart, bicycle or simply walking.
    • To drive a golf cart within the Baywood community, it must be properly tagged (green tag on the back of your cart) by the main office located at Bayside Pot Nets Community.
    • Drivers of golf carts must be 14 years of age or older.  No one under that age may operate a golf cart unless they are accompanied by an adult.  Golf cart operators must have a photo ID.  Children 14 years old and older may obtain a golf cart driver’s license at the main office at  Pot Nets’ Bayside Community.
    • Children under 16 years of age may not operate a golf cart after dark.
    • No golf cart traffic is allowed on the golf course after dark.
    • There is a limit of four people per golf cart unless the golf cart is outfitted with more seating capacity.  For example, some golf carts are outfitted to seat 6 passengers or more.  In this case, there can be more than 4 passengers on a golf cart.  All passengers must be seated when the golf cart is moving.
    • Community speed limit is 23 miles per hour. Drivers may not impede the normal traffic flow of motor vehicles.
    • When driving on the roads, stay to the right and yield to other motor vehicles.  Stop at all stop signs.
    • DO NOT DRIVE ON LANDCAPED AREAS or private property.  Park your vehicle in areas designated for golf carts and away from intersections, crosswalks, and fire hydrants.
    • Always yield to pedestrians and oncoming traffic, particularly at intersections.  When passing, use extreme care.
    • Turn on headlights after dusk or when visibility is low and try to keep your golf cart charged and in good operating condition.  GOLF CARTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE OPERATED WITHIN BAYWOOD BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 6 A.M.
    • If you see any suspicious activity, violation of golf cart guidelines, misuse of a golf cart, someone walking or driving on the golf course when they should not be (i.e, during normal golf course operating hours or after dark), please call security at 302-945-1029.
    Please make sure these rules and guidelines are followed to ensure that your peaceful enjoyment of Baywood is not disrupted.  We all have a role to play here, please carry out yours.
  • What should I know about my golf cart?
    We've prepared some tips for you based on information that we've collected both from the internet and from sources here at Baywood.

Golf Course
  • What are the Resident Golf Rates?
     
    Baywood Greens is an upscale, daily-fee public course that charges greens fees that can reach an over-the-counter fee of $129 on weekends in the peak season.  Residents generally enjoy a 25 percent or more discount off the rack rate fees, and can book tee times up to one year in advance. Rates apply for residents and their guests alike.
     
    2019  Resident Rates (communicated February 19, 2019)
      Mon - Thu Fri - Sun 9 Holes Twilight
    Jan 1 - Feb 24 $29 $35 $25 $25
    Feb 25 - Mar 31 $39 $45 $25 $30
    Apr 1 - Apr 21 $59 $75 $39 $39
    Apr 22 - May 26 $75 $99 $49 $49
    May 27 - Sep 8 $89 $89 $49 $49
    from Noon until Twilight $69 $69    
    Sep 9 - Oct 13 $75 $99 $49 $49
    Oct 14 - Oct 27 $59 $75 $39 $39
    Oct 28 - Nov 24 $39 $45 $25 $30
    Nov 25 - Dec 31 $29 $35 $25 $25
      
    Note. The course is scheduled to be closed for aeration and general maintenance during the following dates (weather permitting): Monday, March 11, through Wednesday, March 13; and Monday, August 19, through Wednesday, August 21.
     
     
  • Are there times when the Golf Course is Unavailable for Play?
    Yes. The course does close for short periods for aeration and maintenance.  In 2019, The course is scheduled to be closed for aeration and general maintenance during the following dates (weather permitting): Monday, March 11, through Wednesday, March 13; and Monday, August 19, through Wednesday, August 21.
     
    Other than that, the course generally is open every day of the year (weather permitting in winter, of course), but it does occasionally host area tournament groups and outings that will effectively close the course for the day.
     
    For all scheduling concerns, please call the Pro Shop at (302) 947-9800, or toll free (888) 844-2254.
  • Can Residents Use the Golf Course's Practice Facility?
    Residents are allowed unlimited use of the practice facilities at any time for no cost, which includes access to the driving range, chipping area, and putting greens. Practice balls (having limited flight characteristics) are available on the range, either in the bays or via buckets filled at the ball dispenser at the rear of Slicer's. (If no practice balls are available, ask either the outside golf attendants for balls, or ask inside Slicer's or the Pro Shop for tokens that can be used with the ball dispensing machine at the rear of Slicer's.)
     
    Note. The practice range (but not the putting and chipping areas) is normally closed after 4 PM on Wednesday afternoon for cutting and maintenance.
     
    If you take your golf cart to the practice areas, enter from the Clubhouse side of the range by traveling along the back of the Clubhouse, or enter from the Pro Shop parking area, driving to the left of the Pro Shop. Please park so as not to block regular golf course traffic in and around the Pro Shop.
     
    If you walk or take a vehicle to the Pro Shop parking lot, please be sure to identify yourself as a resident with the outside attendants upon your arrival before entering the practice area.
  • When can I walk, jog, bicycle, or drive on the golf course cart paths?
    Mark Coty, General Manager of Baywood Greens, communicated the following note and guidelines to the community in May of 2012.
     
    Many of the Baywood residents do enjoy walking, driving your golf cart and riding bicycles on the golf course cart paths.  We want you to enjoy the beauty of Baywood and we would like to give you some general guidelines of when and when not to be on the course.  These rules are in place mostly to protect you and also to protect the golf course.  They are as follows:
    • If you are going out on the course, please do not travel on any golf hole where there are customers playing golf.  We do not want anyone to get hit by a golf ball. The best time to go out is first thing in the morning so that you stay well ahead of the golfers. Golf starts at 6:30am normally on hole #1 and 8:00am on hole #10.  The course will be completely full by 10:30.  If you want to walk/ride the cart paths on the front nine, please do so no later then 6:15am.  If you choose to walk/ride the back nine, please do so by 7:30am.
    • In the evening, our last group usually goes off the front nine by 5:30pm.  We suggest that if you choose to walk/ride the front nine in the evening, please do so after 7:00pm.  The back nine will have golfers on every hole until dusk.  So we ask that you stay off the back in the evenings.
    • During the early morning hours and in the evenings, the course superintendent may be running an irrigation program.  Sprinklers come up randomly and may hit you. If you see a sprinkler on nearby, please know that it may go down and another will come up.  It would be best to avoid any area being watered for your protection.
    • On occasion, we have tournaments that start late morning.  In those situations, you may walk/ride the course before the tournament begins and/or after it ends.  Please call the golf shop.
    • If you are unsure of the rules or have a question about players on the course, please call the pro shop and they can instruct you where you can access the golf course.(302-947-9800)
    • If you find yourself in a position where you have caught up to players or players have caught up to you, please proceed carefully to the first exit point, exit points are on holes #1, #2 , #4, #9, #11, #13, #14, #15, #17 and #18.
    • Our busy season is April – mid November.  Outside of this date range, there will be fewer players on the course and more opportunities for you to travel the paths, again, please phone the pro shop.
    • We ask that you please do not walk your pets on the golf course, pet urine will kill grass, we would prefer that you walk your pets in one of the many common areas in the residential neighborhood.
    • No skateboards allowed on the course at any time.
    • No traffic allowed on the course after dark.  This is for your safety and also we want to protect the grass/landscaping from any damage should your cart leave the path.  Also, irrigation will be running and you will not see it and you may be hit by high pressure water. If we see golf carts on the paths after dark, we will notify security.
    • If you see any suspicious activity or someone walking/riding the course during golfing hours, please call the golf shop.  If it is after hours, please call security 302-945-1029
    • If any residents or guests of residents are found to be on the course where there are golfers playing, you will be asked to exit the golf course by a member of the pro shop staff or by a member of the golf course maintenance staff.
    Again, please enjoy the beauty of Baywood Greens, but please do so safely.  If you were to be struck by an errant golf ball, you may sustain a serious injury.  In the event of an incident, please report it to our golf shop immediately.  Our telephone number is 302-947-9800.

    Thank you for your cooperation,
    Kind Regards,
    Mark A. Coty
    General Manager
    Baywood Greens
     

Maps and Phases at Baywood
  • Are there maps of Baywood?
  • What Phase Am I In?
    The list by streets is:
    • Phase 1: Approach Way, Greens Way  (from Haskell Dell to the Route 23 entrance), Long Iron Way, Long Spoon Way (lots 3128-3141, 3254, 3280-3288), Putter's Dell, Tee Dell
    • Phase 2: Free Drop Way, Greens Way (from Haskell Dell to the sales office), Haskell Dell
    • Phase 3: Caddie's Way, Cleek Way, Long Spoon Way (lots 3109-3127, 3332-3336)
    • Phase 4: Apron Way, Back Nine Way (lots 37xx), Pot Bunker Way
    • Phase 5: Back Nine Way (lots 38xx), Bent Way (lots 38xx)
    • Phase 6: Back Nine Way (lots 39xx), Bent Way (lots 39xx), Dormie Way, Mashie Way
    • Phase 7: Core Way, Dew Way, Dogleg Way, Sweet Spot Way, Velocity Way
    • Phase 10: Crooked Stick Way, Dimple Way, Lob Way, Mulligan Way, Topline Way
    See also our FAQ entry above for "Are there maps of Baywood."
  • What's the Meaning of the Street Names in Baywood?
    Unless you're a golfer, you probably don't know much about the terms associated with the game of golf that have become the names of the streets in Baywood (which are officially Ways and Dells).
     
    A resident has researched this question and we have posted this on our new Street Names of Baywood page.

Neighborhood Issues
  • What are the regulations about having pets?
    • Pets are required to be on a leash at all times once outside the owner's lot.
    • Owners are responsible for picking up their pet's waste in all common areas of the community.
  • How do I file a Complaint about a Neighborhood Issue?
    Any resident can file a complaint about property or neighborhood issues by filling out a form and sending it to Tunnell Companies, 34026 Anna's Way Suite 5, Long Neck, DE  19966.
     
    You can obtain a copy of the complaint form from the Forms page in the Residents area of the website. (You must be logged in as a registered user of the website in order to access the Forms page.)
  • When is Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste Collection?
     
    A copy of the complete 2019 Trash, Recycling, and Yard Waste collection schedule
     
    ALERT: The last Tuesday trash and recycling collection will be Tuesday, March 12. All trash and recycling collections will then move to Mondays beginning Monday, March 18.
     
    TRASH: BEGINNING MONDAY MARCH 18, trash is collected every Monday.  In the case of a Monday holiday, recycling pickup will be delayed one day.  Please face trash containers to open towards the street and position them at least four feet away from any other container.  Do not place containers on grass.
     
    RECYCLING: BEGINNING MONDAY MARCH 25, recycling is collected every other week on Mondays (same day as regular trash collection, just every other week). In the case of a Monday, recycling pickup will usually be delayed one day.
     
    As with regular trash collection, face recycling containers to open towards the street and position them at least four feet away from the regular trash container. Do not place recycling containers on grass.
     
    Acceptable materials for recycling include these:
    • Paper & Junk Mail (Newspaper, phonebooks, office paper, flyers, catalogs, magazines, wrapping paper)
    • Cardboard & Paperboard (Corrugated appliance & storage boxes, cereal boxes, tissue boxes)
    • Plastic Bottles (Milk containers, soda, detergent & shampoo bottles, plastic bags)
    • Yogurt and butter containers
    • Rigid plastics (e.g., laundry baskets)
    • Metal Cans (Aluminum & steel cans, empty aerosol cans, food & beverage cans, pet food cans)
    • Glass bottles and jars (clear, brown & green glass containers -- remove lids and caps)
    Place all of the items above loose in the recycling cart -- no bags, please.
     
    Items that are NOT ACCEPTABLE for recycling include:
    • Any plastic bags (plastic grocery bags may be recycled at stores)
    • Styrofoam
    • Motor oil containers
    • Chemical containers
    • Ceramics or dishes
    • Scrap metal
    • Window glass and mirrors
    • Yard waste
    • Shredded paper
    • Food waste
    • Straws
    • Clothing and textiles
    • Propane tanks
    • Diapers
    • Paper cups
    • Electronics
    • Plastic utensils
     
    YARD WASTE: Yard waste is collected every other Thursday, in the same week as recycling is collected, although collections may carry over to Friday depending on seasonal volume.
     
    Yard waste should be placed in the blue container with the green lid.  Additional yard waste should be placed in paper bags.
  • How Can I Dispose of Trash That Cannot Be Put Out in Trash Bins or Recycling?
    Consider visiting the website of the Delaware Solid Waste Authority.  The main landfill for Sussex county is in Georgetown, off of Route 20, but DSWA also runs a satellite transfer facility just a few miles away from Baywood on Route 5, just past the Independence community.
     
    DSWA runs regular collection events at the Georgetown facility for household hazardous waste collection, paper shredding, electronics recycling, and latex paint collection.  Additionally, DSWA runs local events for these collections throughout the state, with the closest one to Baywood scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Long Neck Elementary School.