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Welcome to The Refuge at Dirickson Creek! More than a destination, a community should be welcoming and also inspire residents toward common goals. We encourage all residents to be involved in making The Refuge the best it can be to benefit us all. Our community’s website is intended to serve as a comprehensive resource for current and potential residents, and for the public. 
 
What's Happening
Happy Hour at the Pool
Friday, May 22nd to Friday, September 4th, 6:00 PM at Pool
Bring an appetizer to share, your favorite beverage. Please remember no glass containers are permitted on the pool deck.
 
Emergency Meeting of Refuge HOA BOD - Pool Deck Coating
Friday, September 4th, 3:00 p.m. at Clubhouse Card Room
Please see here for the Agenda.
 
Townhome HOA Quarterly Board Meeting
Saturday, September 12th, 10:00AM at Clubhouse
The Refuge Townhome HOA Board will be holding their quarterly meeting on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00AM in the clubhouse. All Townhome owners are invited to attend.
 
Final Day of 2015 Pool Season
Sunday, September 13th at The Refuge Pool
Come and Enjoy the Refuge Pool on the final swimming day of the 2015 Season
 
Annual Holiday Party
Thursday, December 3rd
Details will be announced at a later date.
 

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Neighborhood News
The First Refuge Luau, a Huge Success:
For more photos of the fun event, Click Here.
 
Relay for Life "Team Refuge" News: Team Refuge was first organized 9 years ago. Since that time, with the help and support of you, our neighbors, neighboring communities, and many local businesses, we have been able to raise over $40,000. Click here for a year end update and plans for the future.
 
Based on Feedback from the HOA's Attorney, the Board of Directors will be holding an Emergency Meeting which will be open to members in the same manner as the quarterly meetings. The Emergency Meeting will take place in the clubhouse card room at 3 pm on Friday, September 4, 2015. See the Agenda here
 
The Refuge at Dirickson Creek HOA 2015 Annual Meeting is scheduled to be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 7 at the Swann Keys Community Center. Official notification will be mailed to all homeowners as we get closer. There are currently two Board Members whose terms are expiring. Thank you Pat and Carol for your service and dedication to the Community. Nominations are now being accepted by SeaScape
 
Pool Decking Surface Update:The Refuge at Dirickson Creek Home Owners Association is currently involved in a civil lawsuit with the contractor that installed the deck coating on the community pool last fall.
Please see more information here. A Letter advising homeowners has been sent on August 24, 2015.
 
A Homeowner is seeking damages against The Refuge at Dirickson Creek Homeowners Association,  SeaScape Property Management and Bunting Construction Corporation who have been named as defendants in a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas in and for New Castle Delaware. Please see more information here. A Letter advising homeowners has been sent on August 24, 2015.
 
NEW PHONE BOOKS HAVE ARRIVED - Rather than having them placed at the bottom of each driveway, SeaScape has asked the phone book distributor to place the books at the clubhouse. They are on the front corner as you walk to the pool gate. Please pick one up before September 14 as that will be the day that they are removed to be recycled. Thank you.
 
Smoke Dectector Reminder:
Please see the link below concerning smoke decectors stating useful life is approximately 10 years. It may be wise to check the date of manufacture of your smoke dectectors and replace as you deem appropriate. (Source: epa.gov) http://www.epa.gov/radiation/sources/smoke_alarm.html 
 
Project Details & Scope of Work for Sunset Park: With the loss of natural habitat from human development and invasive species, how we manage our land as gardeners is becoming increasingly important to the conservation of North American wildlife. The goal of Ecological Restoration Landscaping is to help conserve biodiversity by creating landscapes reminiscent of natural plant communities using native plant species. Click Here to see the plan that includes the complete scope of the project.
 
Attention fellow Dirickson Creek watershed residents: The CIB (Center for the Inland Bay), Your Creek, Dirickson Creek watershed team volunteers have finalized the on line survey project. It takes about 5 minutes to complete the survey, which asks about how you use the creek, and what your environmental concerns are. It will be interesting to see the compiled results in a few months. This is the first ever survey of its kind for our creek. Love Creek, to our north, was the first Your Creek project, of the 14 inland bay tributaries in Delaware. More....
 
If you have not already completed the CIB online survey please do so: Our homes and gardens and lawns have a huge impact on the Dirickson Creek, Our Creek. The CIB survey of uses and opinions about the Creek will be used to identify actions for Creek protection and improvement. Please take 5 minutes and take this survey, Click Here.
 
Mobile Patrol Security: If you have an emergency please call 911. You can then call the Bayside Security Patrol Dispatcher at 302-384-6542. From their vehicles, Bayside Security Patrol Officers monitor the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center. During normal business hours, please also report the incident to the HOA Property Manager, Jonathan Poole at SeaScape PM, 302-645-2222.