WATERFORD RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATION

1081 Old Village Circle
Leland, NC 28451

Waterford is a lovely planned community located in Southeastern North Carolina on the north end of Brunswick County and within 10 minutes drive of Downtown Wilmington, NC.

We live in 19 smaller neighborhoods each protected by a privacy gate with all neighborhoods connected by a series of recreational pathways, bridges, and streets to allow residents to walk and bike throughout the community and visit Osprey Lake. In addition, a series of waterways and canals let residents kayak or canoe from one area to another. We hope you enjoy your visit to this Website and, if registered, use the information contained herein to participate in the activities and committees which are a part of our community.

Waterford management does not sell homes. Home sales are handled by builders, homeowners, and real estate agents. Closing information is accessible at http://www.homewisedocs.com

 

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(link to line drawing map)   (link to detailed powerpoint map),

Video of Waterford From The Air

 


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Follow this link to see an Ad/Article About Waterford from the Wilmington Star News of 12/17/16.  

 

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LINK to Town of Leland Recycling Information.

 

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Goose Masters –Report presence of geese in Waterford by email to
waterfordgeese@goose-masters.com  when you send an e-mail,
please courtesy copy  adminbc@cepco-nc.com 
 
Include Waterford location, time, date, number of geese 
 

In case of Emergency please follow the procedure described in the link below:

 
 
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #11
Phase 2.5:
Opening of Gyms & Playgrounds
Effective September 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
September 4, 2020
 
President's Message,           
 
Governor Cooper issued a new Phase 2 Executive Order #163, on September 1, with changes that affect the Waterford Residential Community. The effective date of the new EO is Friday, September 4, at 5:00 pm and runs through October 2, 2020, 5:00 pm.
 
The Fitness Center and playground will open today at 5:00 pm. Hours of operation will return to normal (6:00 am-11:00 pm). Only the front and rear fitness center doors will be accessible due to ongoing clubhouse construction. The clubhouse restrooms will be not be accessible but the pool restrooms will remain open.
 
For the protection of our families, friends and neighbors, please continue to follow the guidelines of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order – social distancing of 6 feet, wear a mask, restrict indoor groups to 25 and outdoor groups to 50.
 
Also, Please review the new Fitness Center Rules, see link below. Keeping the Fitness Center open will require the cooperation of all participants to sanitize and honor all restrictions.
 
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
 
David Tousignant
 
Waterford Fitness Center -Opening Rules
 

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #10
Phase 2 Extension:
Face Covering Requirements
June 26, 2020
President's Message
 
Governor Cooper issued a Press Release on Wednesday, June 24, announcing a new Executive Order #147. The new EO keeps the State in Phase 2 for three more weeks and mandates face masks be worn in public places and when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be achieved. The requirements for Phase 2 can be found in EO #141.
 
For Waterford, this means that the gym and playground will remain closed. Restrictions on gatherings remain in place, limiting indoor gatherings to 10 people and outdoor gatherings to 25 people. Association property such as common areas, the pool, sports courts, etc., are not included in the list of “public” locations requiring masks.
 
The Board asks all residents to use common sense and show concern for others in deciding whether to wear a mask while on Association property. Further guidance on the mask mandate can be found in the NC Department of Health and Human Services FAQ document: FAQs EO #147. 
 
The trends reported by the NCDHHS are that both confirmed cases and hospitalizations are increasing. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, the Board asks that all residents continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of yourself, family, friends and neighbors. The CDC advice continues to be to practice social distancing, wear a mask when in public, and wash your hands frequently.
 
When Governor Cooper implemented Phase 2, we opened the pool to residents only, with a 50% capacity limit of 31 in the water and a total of 131 inside the pool gates. Due to community requests, we are now considering requests for family visitors. We will continue this policy on a case by case basis with an additional requirement that when the “family visitor” visits the pool, they MUST be accompanied by the resident themselves. Guests cards will be activated by CEPCO upon advance notice. Please note that any time the pool reaches near capacity attendants are authorized to deny guests access. 
 
Also, the CEPCO office will be closed Friday July 3, and is now open for appointments and forms/payment drop off. Masks are required for customers entering the office.
 
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
 
David Tousignant
 
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #9
May 28, 2020
 
WATERFORD POOL RE-OPENING ON MONDAY JUNE 1, 2020
 
President's Message
 
As we move forward to follow Governor Cooper’s latest Executive Order (EO 141), your Board has worked together, doing their homework and listening to your feelings, to plan for the opening of our pool. The Board has agreed to open the pool on Monday, June 1st with the implementation of additional community restrictions which coincide with the national, state and local guidelines.
 
Please note:
    
The pool will open on Monday, June 1st 
 
Individual Waterford Access Cards will be required for entry.
 
Pool hours are changed… opening at 6:00 a.m. but closing at 9:00 p.m. rather than 11:00 p.m. Both pool gates are currently secured at 9:00 p.m.
 
Each person must agree to and sign the Waiver and Document of Understanding Pool Use and submit it to the attendant on duty prior to initial entry for the season.
 
Pool deck capacity during this time is limited to 131 people, with in-pool use restricted to 31 people at a time.
 
Pool attendant hours have been increased by 2 hours each day. They will be on site 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
 
Furniture is being spaced to allow for more social distancing.
 
No guests will be allowed. Family members currently relocated in Waterford should request an Access Card from the management office (CEPCO).
 
Attendees should wash hands often and carry and use hand sanitizer, wiping touch points (chairs, tables, gates, knobs) throughout the visit. 
 
Clubhouse bathrooms are closed; outdoor bathrooms and shower are open.
 
Please review the Special Pool Rules and the Waiver and Document of Understanding Pool Use - COVID-19 below. We recommend you print a copy of both documents. After review, sign the Waiver/Document of Understanding, and take it with you to the pool. The attendant will collect it and file it for future entry.
 
We have been quite impressed to see that most of our membership is taking this pandemic seriously and operating out of kindness and concern for our neighbors. As time progresses and the ‘Waterford Spirit’ continues to show, we hope to be able to lessen the following restrictions even more. Our behavior is crucial to our success, as we are “all in this together!”
 
Looking forward to seeing you soon, wet and about 6-ft away!
 
Be smart and stay healthy.
 
David
 
 
 
 

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #8
May 22, 2020
 
 
President's Message
 
Governor Cooper’s Executive Order (EO) No. 141 (VIEW/PRINT) was issued Wednesday, moving the State into a modified Phase 2 of the Opening Plan.  The EO affects only one of three of Waterford’s amenities in that the clubhouse and playground remain closed. However, the pool can now be opened with restrictions on the number of people within the pool area, the number of people in the water, and specific requirements and guidance. Please read the EO and "Interim Guidance for Public Pools and Spa" (VIEW/PRINT) for further information.
 
After careful consideration of the work that needs to be done to facilitate opening the pool, the Board has reluctantly decided that we will not be able to open the pool for the Memorial Day weekend.  Everyone involved in the opening process has begun the work necessary to get us opened safely. We are aiming at an opening date sometime next week.
 
To ensure a smooth implementation of the EO requirements, time is needed to coordinate with our pool service and contracted pool monitors. The Board has requested that the Pool Committee provide the Board with recommendations for requirements and guidance that need to be put into place during Phase 2.  
 
Further information regarding specifics will be communicated prior to the pool opening.
 
The Memorial Day commemoration and dedication of the new Flag Plaza has been cancelled with preliminary plans to reschedule the events as a combined celebration with Veterans Days later this year.  The new brick plaza is complete, all new lighting has been installed, and a major landscaping makeover is ready for viewing. In addition, a yardarm has been added to the flagpole, which now adds the North Carolina flag, as well as the Waterford community flag. Please stop by to see the bricks honoring Waterford’s veterans and families, and as you pass by at night, bask in the warm glow of patriotism.  
 
David
 
Additional Information from
Governor Cooper:
 
 
 
 

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #7
May 14, 2020
 
The Board asked that each sport coordinator work with their participants to formulate requirements for use of the tennis, pickleball, bocce and volleyball courts. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the requirements. These requirements will help Waterford stay healthy; please follow them yourself and encourage your fellow players to do so also. 
 
Courts will open Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM
 
Sports and Recreation Guidelines
 
Tennis:
All players/participants are expected to maintain 6ft of physical distance when either playing or spectating.
No more than 10 people in the confines of the Tennis courts at any one time.
Only those persons that are actively participating in a tennis match, lesson, or clinic are permitted on the court.
Players should fully sanitize their hands before and after play, either with disinfectant or washed with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
New balls from a sealed can should be used for each Tennis match.
Avoid touching any surfaces; court gates, fences, benches, etc. with your hands.
Do not share food, drinks or towels.
Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves.
  
Pickleball:
All players/participants are expected to maintain 6ft of physical distance when either playing or spectating.
No more than 10 people in the confines of the Pickleball courts at any one time.
Restrict play to the two far end courts, leaving the middle two courts vacant.
Players should fully sanitize their hands before and after play, either with disinfectant or washed with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
The balls used for play should be wiped down with disinfectant before and after each game.
Avoid touching any surfaces; court gates, fences, benches, etc. with your hands.
Do not share food, drinks or towels.
Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves.
 
Bocce:
All players/participants are expected to maintain 6ft of physical distance when either playing or spectating.
No more than 10 people in the area around the Bocce courts at any one time.
Players should fully sanitize their hands before and after play, either with disinfectant or washed with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
The balls used for play should be wiped down with disinfectant before and after each game.
Avoid touching any surfaces; benches, etc. with your hands.
Do not share food, drinks or towels.
Scoreboard markers should be wiped with disinfectant before and after each game.
One scorekeeper per end of each court.
Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves.
 
 
Volleyball:
All players/participants are expected to maintain 6ft of physical distance when either playing or spectating.
No more than 10 people in the area around the Volleyball court at any one time.
Players should fully sanitize their hands before and after play, either with disinfectant or washed with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds.
The balls to be used for play should be wiped down with disinfectant before and after each game.
Avoid touching any surfaces with your hands.
Do not share food, drinks or towels.
Consider taking extra precautions such as wearing gloves.

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #6
May 13, 2020
 
President's Message
 
On behalf of the entire Board, I want to thank everyone for your continued patience as we
navigate our way through the Covid-19 crisis, and the closing of our clubhouse and recreational
facilities.
 
Today the Board unanimously agreed to open the sports courts – tennis, pickleball, bocce, and volleyball – as of 1:00 pm on Friday, May 15. Per the Governor’s Executive Order (view EO-138), Phase 1, the playground, pool, and clubhouse remain closed.
 
CEPCO will post signs at all the courts reminding users of the Phase 1 requirements of 6-foot
physical distancing, and no groups of more than 10. Each sport coordinator has been asked to
provide further guidance to the sport participants.
 
We will continue to stay up to date with directives and guidance from the Governor’s office and
will take further action when needed.
 
Play well and stay healthy.
 
David
 
Link to entire Newsletter
 

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #5
April 26, 2020
 
President's Message
 
Dear Waterford Owners and Residents:
 
I do hope this message finds everyone Coronavirus free. 
 
The Governor announced the extension of the "stay-at-home" order (Executive Order 135) until 5:00 PM on May 8. This EO includes the stay-at-home order, closure of close contact businesses, banning of gatherings of more than 10 people, and directs everyone to stay at least six feet away from each other.
 
Your Board’s priority remains the safety of our residents and their guests.  We will follow the Governor’s directive and continue the closure of the clubhouse, sports courts, and beach volleyball until further notice.
 
Please ensure that members of your household who enjoy fishing on our waterways understand that property behind homes on the water is private. 
Residents and guests are welcome to fish from the common areas at the end of the canals and ponds. If a property owner asks you leave, you must do so or risk being visited by the police for trespassing. It always makes sense to have your Waterford pass with you to show you are a resident.
 
I’m sure we all share the hope that in the not too distant future our social lives with family, friends and neighbors will include hugs and handshakes – or at least elbow bumps. 
 
Stay healthy, my friends.
 
David Tousignant
WMRA President
 

 
 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #4
March 30, 2020
 
President's Message
 
Dear Waterford Owners and Residents:
 
Your Board has considered the concerns expressed by our residents, and at the direction of Governor Cooper, EO#121, we are further restricting access to Volleyball, Tennis, Pickleball and Bocce courts. These restrictions will go into effect tomorrow, March 31, 2020, until further notice.
 
The restrooms at the clubhouse and Osprey Lake remain open and we advise you to carry wipes with you to wipe down knobs before and after use.
 
We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to protect our community. Please continue to practice physical distancing during this challenging time.
 
Stay safe,
 
David Tousignant
WMRA President
 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #3
March 27, 2020
 
President's Message
 
Dear Waterford Owners and Residents:
 
Per executive order by Governor Cooper (EO# 120), pools and entertainment facilities are closed effective March 25, until April 25. Therefore, our clubhouse and pool will remain closed. Pool Professionals, WMRA’s pool contractor, is continuing to prepare for an April 25, opening. Meanwhile, we have roped off the pool area. 
 
The courts remain open as well as the clubhouse restrooms, with entrance from the pool deck. Please continue to practice physical distancing and wipe down doorknobs and other surfaces you touch.   
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Stay safe,
 
David Tousignant
WMRA President
CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
 
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Coronaviruses
 
North Carolina Division of Public Health
Coronavirus Disease
 
Brunswick County Health Department
Public Notice - Coronavirus
 
New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Need to Know
 
Impact of Coronavirus on Swimming Pools
Carolina Swim per Neale Turlington, CEPCO
 
 

 
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Notice #2
March 16, 2020
 
Dear Waterford Owners and Residents:
 
After careful consideration, based on guidance from the State and concerns from our community, your Board has decided to temporarily close the Waterford clubhouse through the end of March.
 
The clubhouse will be locked down today, but courts will remain accessible as well as the pool deck, and the restrooms at the pool and Osprey Lake.
 
Fortunately, by living in Waterford, we have a wealth of outdoor resources you can enjoy with Spring on the horizon. Our Natural Resources chair, Lucy La Salle suggests garden/landscape and waterway buffer projects as well as outdoor activities…walking, hiking, biking, kayaking.
 
Use this ‘free time’ to take advantage of the courts for tennis, pickleball and volleyball, try fishing or bocce, nature photography, outdoor yoga, or bird watching.
 
We encourage social distancing and hope everyone stays healthy as we work through this national health challenge. The Board will continue to monitor this evolving situation and revisit the subject of the clubhouse closure at the end of the month.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Stay well,
 
David Tousignant
WMRA President
Cancellations: The following Waterford activities and events have been cancelled, in support of social distancing precautions:
 
Trivia Night
Moonlight Paddle & Campfire at the Beach
Spring into Easter
 
 
 

 
SOCIAL COMMITTEE EVENT CANCELLATIONS
 
The last few weeks have seen a number of events across our region and nation canceled in an effort to curtail exposure to COVID-19. After careful consideration and in an effort to proceed with the upmost care for our family and neighbors, the Social Committee has decided to reschedule/cancel our trivia night (3/20) and Spring into Easter (4/5). Hopefully, this will get us through the very worst of the virus. 
 
We look forward to seeing you all for our Memorial Weekend events.
 
Please feel free to reach out to me or any of our social committee members with any questions.
 
Respectfully,
Lisa Bryant
Chair, Waterford Social Committee
 

 
President’s Message           13 March 2020
 
Dear Waterford Owners and Residents:
 
Coronavirus has become a matter of great concern worldwide, and we are glad there are no reported cases in the immediate area. With that in mind, the Waterford Board of Directors and CEPCO are taking a proactive approach to keep you informed regarding community matters. 
 
Similar to hurricane preparation, we need to know what may happen, and how to prepare and minimize the effects. There is no need to panic, but it is important to be aware of the facts regarding this evolving disease. 
 
A number of public health agencies and organizations offer credible and timely information, which may be helpful to you. We are providing clickable links below, to make it convenient to review prevention measures, overviews of the disease, situation summaries, travel information, and research. Hopefully, providing access to this information will help our community be better educated on this disease, and the practical precautions information will be helpful.
 
The Association has asked the cleaning folks to do extra cleaning in areas of the clubhouse that are routinely touched. We have also ordered an additional dispenser of wipes for the front entrance of the clubhouse. We plan to set it out as soon as we receive it and during futuere "flu/virus" seasons. Until then you are free to grab a wipe from the dispenser in the fitness center. At this time, we are not restricting access to our common areas, but encourage responsible judgement by all.
 
We will continue monitoring the Coronavirus impact locally, and provide updates as needed.
 
Stay well,
 
David Tousignant
WMRA President
 
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