Tunnell Vision - November 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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November 2023

It's that time of year again!

Leaves are falling and the Landscape Department has been busy picking them up from our common areas. Please be sure to take advantage of the organic recycling cans (green lids) that are provided to you. At the bottom of this email you will find the links to the Blue Hen Dispose-All calendars. No plastic bags please, only paper sacks.

As a reminder: It is a violation of Community Guidelines to dispose of your leaves or yard waste on empty lots and common areas. Residents are to utilize either the yard waste toter that has been provided, paper bags, or string-tied bundles of branches for disposal, according to the instructions in the calendars.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Important Dates:
We've got a lot going on in Pot-Nets! Keep these important dates in mind as you move through the next few weeks/months.
  • Many large trees are being removed from Pot-Nets Seaside! The work zone is in the area of Sandpit Lane, Wagon Track Road, North Corner Road, and Beach Plum Road. Please drive with caution around these areas, while heavy equipment and logging trucks enter and exit Pot-Nets Seaside. All Pot-Nets Residents are reminded that they cannot park vehicles or boats on vacant homesites, and that these items may be towed at the risk and expense of their owners.

  • Creekside playground installation expected to begin on Monday 11/13

  • Although the weather has been crazy warm, we do need to stick to our marina winterization schedule. Water at the marinas has already started being turned off.
  • Boats need to be removed from the marinas by 12/31/23. Secure dock lines, remove hoses, remove electric cords, secure lockboxes, remove mats from piers, etc. (check out our list for winterizing your boat below).

Prepare for Freezing Temperatures:
  • Winterize outside water spigots
  • Put away outdoor grills and furniture
  • Remove outside lighting that may be damaged in icy conditions (i.e. string lighting)
  • Remove anything from the outside of your home that might blow away
  • Test your heating, if you have not done so already
  • Seal any drafty windows
  • Clean gutters! This will help prevent ice buildup. 
Winterize Your Boat:
Unfortunately, boating season is coming to an end. Follow these tips to learn how to winterize your boat before taking it out of the water!
  1. Flush & Drain Water Lines
  2. Replace Engine Oil & Fluids
  3. Stabilize Fuel
  4. Protect Internal Engine Components
  5. Remove Valuables
  6. Clean & Wax
  7. Store somewhere safe

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Helpful Contacts:

Shorts Marine- Long Neck, DE

WMF Watercraft & Marine- Long Neck, DE

Pontoon Express- Harbeson, DE

Winterize Your Home:
For our seasonal visitors, don't forget to winterize your house! Follow these tips to learn how to winterize your home.
  • Disconnect exterior hoses
  • Turn off exterior hose bibs water supply
  • Shut off water at main valve
  • Blow out irrigation system
  • Change smoke detector batteries
  • Change air filters
  • Turn off ice maker
  • Turn off water to washing machine
  • Adjust thermostat
  • Clean out gutters
  • Shut down gas line
  • Tell your neighbors that you'll be away from home
  • Unplug electronics/appliances

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Update Your Winter Car Survival Kit:
  • Jumper Cables: Flares or reflective triangle are great extras
  • Flashlights: Replace the batteries before the winter season starts and pack some extras
  • First Aid Kit: Also check your purse or bag for essential medications
  • Baby, special needs gear: if you have a baby or family member with special needs, pack diapers and any special formula or food
  • Food: Stock non-perishable food such as canned food and a can opener, dry cereal and protein rich foods like nuts and energy bars
  • Water: Have at least 1 gallon of water per person a day for at least 3 days
  • Basic Toolkit: Pliers, wrench, screwdriver
  • Pet Supplies: Food & water
  • Radio: Battery or hand cranked
  • Cat litter or Sand: For better tire traction
  • Shovel: To dig out snow
  • Ice Scraper: Even if you usually park in a garage, have on in the car
  • Clothes: Make sure you dress for the weather in warm clothes, gloves, hat, sturdy boots, jacket and an extra change of clothes for the cold
  • Warmers: Pack extra for body, hands and feet
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags: If you get stranded in traffic on a lonely road, you'll be glad to have it
  • Charged Cell Phone: Keep a spare charger in your car as well

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Helpful Links:

DelDOT Cameras: best viewed on a computer. Check out the different "Map Layers" depending on the weather conditions. Some helpful layers would be: Roadway Weather, Water Level, Water on Road, Snow Accumulations, Snow Plow Tracking, Restrictions, etc.


Pot-Nets Winter Activities
  • 11/16 PNHOA Bingo
    • Lakeside Community Center. Doors open at 5:30PM, Bingo begins at 6:30PM. $16 per packet.
  • 11/19 Holiday Food Drive
    • Pot-Nets Thanksgiving & Christmas food drive to benefit Shepard House in Georgetown. Each community was asked to donate certain items but all donations are welcome. More information
  • 12/2 General Meeting/Voting/Coffee with Neighbors
    • Lakeside Community Center. Coffee starts at 9AM, general meeting at 10AM. Election of 4 Board of Directors.
  • 12/2 Lakeside Christmas Tree Lighting
    • Saturday, December 2nd 6PM - 8PM. Tree lighting will take place at the gazebo with singing, cookies, hot chocolate, and a visit from Santa. Party moves to the wicker room after.
  • 12/6 Wine & Cheese Social
    • Lakeside Community Center. 6PM - 9PM. Bring a hot or cold hors d'oeuvre or your favorite Christmas cookies. Wear your ugly Christmas sweater. BYOB.
  • 12/16 Christmas Home Decorating Contest
    • Must register to enter - register between Dec. 1st and Dec. 10th. Must be a PNHOA member to enter the contest! More information
  • 12/17 PNHOA Christmas Tree Lighting
    • 6PM - 7:30PM @ Pot-Nets Bayside Beach. Everyone please bring a Dollar Tree Christmas Tree Ornament. Hot chocolate, candy canes & music will be provided. Come see the surprise special guests! Feel free to dress up your car or golf car! 
More information about these & other HOA events can be found through the links below.


Bayside HOA

Lakeside HOA


Pot-Nets Homes 2023 Christmas Toy Drive has BEGUN!

We're feeling the Christmas spirit a little early this year and decided to get the Toy Drive up and running! Stop by the Pot-Nets or Baywood offices to drop off your new & unwrapped gifts from now until December 16th. These toys all go to local children in need through PNHOA Christmas for Kids & The Sheppard's Office!

While you're at the Pot-Nets office, make sure to grab yourself or your Pot-Nets Loving friend or family member a gift too! We have a brand new crewneck sweatshirts in the perfect red color for all of your Holiday Pot-Nets Parties! New long sleeve pocket t-shirts, zip-up hooded jackets, hats, thermos cups, and so much more! Free Pot-Nets stickers withevery purchase! 


Do You Know About The Pot-Nets Off-Season Rentals?!
Moving to the area & need a place to stay till your home is ready? Testing out the waters in Pot-Nets before you make it your full-time residence? Just interested in checking out the area and getting your feet wet? With the Pot-Nets Off-Season Rental Program, anyone can find an excuse to stay! Now offering month-to-month off-season stays at $2,600 to $3,800 per month for 3 & 4 bedroom homes!

Book Now!


Our Baywood Pro Shop inventory is now online!
In need of a gift for the golfer in your life? Check out our Pro Shop online store! Featuring some of your favorite golf brands like Lululemon, The North Face, Swing Control, Adidas, Callaway & More!

Pro Shop Online


Pot-Nets Catnippers Need Your Help!

Please take time to consider volunteering your time to help Nancy & Kate and everyone else involved in our Pot-Nets Catnippers Volunteer Group. They need your help more than ever. To show your respect for The Catnippers group, and give a "thank you" to Nancy & Kate for all that they have done, please consider donating some of your time to the group. 

The Catnippers Group needs help with the care & feeding of the cats. Becoming a member of the group will help improve your community while giving yourself the satisfaction of knowing you helped the animals in need.



Some of the benefits of working for Tunnell Companies include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation (after 90+ days)
  • Medical Insurance Plan (after 90+ days)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance (after 90+ days)
  • Life & Disability Insurance (after 90+ days)
  • 50% Boat Slip Discount (after 6 months)
  • 50% Golf Discounts (after 6 months)
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan w/ Match (after 1 year+)
  • $3,900 Lot Rent Reduction (after 1 year+)
  • plus more!

Note: Reduced benefits are available for part-time staff members.

Click Here to View Our Available Jobs!

If you or anyone you know might be interested in any of our available positions linked below, share this message with them so they can see all of our amazing benefits!


Homes are selling quick at Pot-Nets! Here are just a few of the homes that have closed recently:

1002 Sandpiper Lane, Bayside
3 Beds // 2.5 Bath // 1,976 Sq. Ft. 

83 Driftwood Drive, Coveside
3 Beds / 2 Bath // 1,792 Sq. Ft.

2705 Heartwood Cove, Lakeside
3 Beds // 2 Bath // 1,792 sq. ft. 

"Thanks for all that you and Pot-Nets Management have done for Flotilla 12-09 and our communities to be as safe as we can be while enjoying our boating environment. Pot-Nets has been a great partner for several years now. Our sincere thanks!"

- Mike Maguire, Pot-Nets Resident & FC 12-09 Indian River

"Just wanted to pass along a compliment to you about some tree work that was done on my property yesterday. The guys were out a few weeks ago and could only partially complete the job. They arrived yesterday morning to finish up, and had to remove a huge Southern Bayberry tree by my driveway. It was a messy job with tractors, etc. The end result looks great. Please pass along my thanks to them for a job well done and especially for their excellent clean-up afterwards."

- Nick, Pot-Nets Resident

Sales Agent, Gordon Basht shared this photo of some happy new residents and their adorable dog! Welcome to Pot-Nets!

2023 Trash Collection Schedules
As a reminder, these schedules are always available on the Pot-Nets Website, at the bottom of all Tunnell Vision Emails, and we supply printed copies in the Pot-Nets office.

Bayside Trash Collection Schedule

Coveside Trash Collection Schedule

Dockside Trash Collection Schedule

Creekside Trash Collection Schedule

Seaside Trash Collection Schedule

Lakeside Trash Collection Schedule

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