A. Angola By The Bay is in Sussex County, Delaware and
is located on Angola Road just south of Route 24.
Click HERE for a map.
Q. What is the Property Owners Association?
Angola by the Bay Property Owners Association, Inc., a Delaware
corporation, is managed by a Board of Directors composed of the
following elected officers: President, 1st and 2nd
Vice Presidents, Recording Secretary,
Corresponding/Corporate Secretary, Treasurer, and four Directors. The Board of Directors meets
the 2nd Friday monthly to conduct the business of the Association. A meeting for the
entire Membership is held on the 1st Saturday in
to elect officers, and on the 3rd Saturday in February to
approve an Annual Budget. Angola by the Bay is a privately owned and
operated community located on approximately 300 acres. Of the 927
Building Sites, there are approximately
875 homes completed or under
construction, with approximately 250 occupied year-round. There are 7.4
miles of hard surface road on 48 acres of right-of-way and 94 acres of
Common Areas owned and maintained by ABTBPOA. The
Common Areas include
frontage along 2400' of waterfront on Burton's Prong of Herring Creek,
frontage along Delaware Road 277 (Angola Road), the Recreational
Areas, and the strips of land between rear property lines of
- Q. What is the Yearly Assessment Fee and What Does It Cover?
A. Funds for the operation of the Community are currently derived
from an annual assessment on each building site.
The current rate (as of 4/1/2011) is $700.00 per
assessable lot per year.
The Board of Directors sets the
Operating Budget which is brought before membership annually at the
February General Meeting.
B. The Annual Assessment pays for the maintenance and operation costs of
the entrance gates, swimming pool, clubhouse, recreation courts, marina,
crab docks, canoe racks, roads, maintenance garage, office, equipment
grounds. A paid staff of General Manager,
Ass't GM, Bookkeeper, Two Full-time Maintenance Men, Security, and Pool
Management Company keeps these facilities operating and in good order.
A. All property transactions are done by the property owner via
Realtors, newspapers, ads, etc.
B. All property
owners must complete a Resale Certification per Delaware Law prior to
selling their property. ABTB charges a $200.00 fee for the
1. All assessments must be paid in full or half
2. ABTB building application
3. Drawing that shows dimensions and setbacks
4. Copies of all permits and approvals from Sussex County
5. ABTB Building Control and Board final approval
New House - $2500.00 ($2400.00 refundable)
Additions under roof to existing house and freestanding garage or
carport - $425.00 ($350.00 refundable)
Other (decks, sheds, fences, outside showers, etc.) - $100.00 ($50.00 refundable)
- Q. Are mobile homes permitted?
A. No. Existing mobile homes may remain. When they are removed, they may
not be replaced with another mobile home. (Over 30 years ago mobile
homes were no longer
allowed to be placed in Angola By The Bay.)
- Q. What are The Common Areas?
A. The Common Areas of Angola by the Bay are owned "in common" by all
ABTB Property Owners and include recreational
facilities, waterfront areas, and wooded areas throughout the community.
The Common Areas are for the use and
Due to the wooded nature of most of the common areas and their use
of septic drain fields, vehicular traffic is prohibited, except on
designated roads. Crabbing piers, picnic tables, BBQ grills, etc.
located on common grounds are for the
of the Property Owners and
their Guests. No Common Areas shall be used as a permanent driveway or
parking area, and no obstruction or structure of any nature shall be
placed on any Common Areas, except for
improvements installed by The
Angola by the Bay Property Owners Association for the benefit of all.
use of all Property Owners.
- Q. Who maintains the Common Areas?
A. All Common Areas are maintained by our Maintenance Personnel.
Maintenance does not manicure the forested common
grounds (i.e. mowing grass, and picking up twigs, fallen/rotten trees, small limbs, leaves, etc.)
B. In the
case of diseased/dying/dead tree(s) in the Common Areas, property owner
must report them to the Association Office. Once reported, a
tree expert will inspect the tree(s). If tree expert determines
tree(s) need to be taken down,
ABTB will hire a professional/licensed Tree Company to remove tree(s).
This process will be done in the order of date property owner reported
to Association Office
C. ABTB will not mow grass in the
wooded common areas. Property Owner may mow grass in and maintain the
common areas adjacent to their property at their expense and
- Q. May I hire Maintenance Men to fix something for me?
A. During the times the Maintenance Men are on duty, they work for the
Association and are not permitted to do work for Property Owner's
B. Exceptions are made when possible in emergency situations such as
plowing out cars for elderly people and jumping dead batteries.
Maintenance personnel may be willing to earn extra income doing private
work during "off" hours.
A. ABTB has a 24/7 Security Entrance Gate. ABTB will
contract out Security Guard services when deemed necessary for busy
times and special events. It is the property owners
responsibility to provide security measures they see fit for
their property and homes. ABTB does have a strong and
large property owner run Community Watch. *Volunteers are always
needed to serve on the Community Watch. Please contact the State
Police - Troop 7 at
911 anytime a crime
or major emergency is happening. Please call the Association
Office at 302-945-2700 to file a Crime Report, as well.
- Q. Can Property Owners without phones receive messages?
A. Messages will be accepted by the Office in cases of EXTREME
EMERGENCIES ONLY. There are many times when there is only one person in
the Office and no one is available to deliver a message. The Office is
not equipped to
handle this service.
- Q. What about Mail Delivery?
A. Contact the Lewes Post Office for mail delivery. Your mailing address
will be Your Street Address, Lewes, DE 19958.
- Q. May I rent the Clubhouse for a private function?
A. For a nominal fee, the Clubhouse is available to rent for private
functions by Association Members in good standing. Applications are
available in the Office.
- Q. What about use of the pool?
A. Members in good standing & their guests/renters may use the pool. Pool passes must be
picked up at the Association Office by ABTB property owners.:
NUMBER OF POOL PASSES ENTITLED TO RECEIVE:
1 assessable lot - 6 pool passes
1 1/2 assessable lot - 9 pool passes
2 assessable lots - 12 pool passes
2 1/2 assessable lots - 15 pool passes
3 assessable lots - 18 pool passes
Extra season pool passes - $25.00 a piece
Day passes - $5.00
Replace lost pass - $10.00 apiece
A. ABTB Property Owners
in good standing may use the Boat Ramp and the Common Marina as long as they
register their boat with the Association Office each year.
- Q. What about a slip for my boat?
Slips in the Common Marina are on a first come, first served (parking lot)
basis. Common Marina Slips ARE ONLY available to Property Owners.
B. Guests/Renters may use the Boat Ramp only for the following fees: $10.00 per day,
$50.00 per week, or
$150.00 per season, if they wish to launch
Guests/Renters must have a letter of Sponsorship from ABTB Property Owner
and register their boat with Association Office prior to using Boat Ramp.
C. Slips can be leased in the Rental Marina for
$700.00 per season.
Rental Marina Slips are only available to ABTB Property Owners in good
There are no rental slips available at this time. If you wish to have
your name placed on the waiting list, contact the Association Office.
- Q. What about a rack for my canoe?
A. ABTB Property Owners in good standing may rent a canoe rack down along
the shoreline as long as they register their canoe with the Office each
Canoe Racks are rented out based on availability for a fee of
may place your name on a Waiting List should there be no availability at
the time of request.
- Q. What are the rules concerning my pets?
A. No Bees, pigeons, poultry, hogs, cattle, horses, elephants-(just
kidding of course... :), or other livestock shall be kept on any
property in Angola By The Bay, with the exception of
such as dogs and cats kept as pets by the Owner and occupants.
B. Pet Owners are responsible for removing pet waste.
As required by State Law, dogs and cats MUST be under control of their
owners at all times and are not permitted to run loose. Strays should
be reported to the Sussex County Animal Control / S.P.C.A. (302-698-3006).
Any property owner wanting amimals removed or trapped must make the
arrangements on their own. You can contact Sussex County Animal
Control / S.P.C.A.
(302-698-3006) to make arrangements.
E. Warrants can be obtained at Justice of the
Peace Court #2 (302-645-6163 ) against property owners of animals
creating a nuisance.
DOES NOT HAVE ANIMAL CONTROL
CAPABILITIES, NOR IS IT A SERVICE PROVIDED TO PROPERTY OWNERS AS PART
OF THEIR ANNUAL ASSESSMENT.
ALL ANIMAL CONTROL
INQUIRES MUST BE DIRECTED TO SUSSEX COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL / SPCA AT
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A. Household Trash pick-up must be arranged through a local trash
hauler. The Association strongly recommends you use First State
They provide a container and give us the best rate at
$49.95 per quarter. Curbside Recycle is
available at no charge. Tell them you are an ABTB resident, so you
can get the
ABTB negotiated reduced rate.
It is not permitted to put household trash and garbage
into the trash containers at the Clubhouse, Marina and other locations.
VIOLATORS WILL BE FINED.
- Q. Where does my household water come from ?
A. Central Water is provided by Tidewater Utilities, Inc.
(1-800-523-7224) from wells located in Angola By The Bay. When planning
construction of a new home, be sure to call
them to make application for
water service before you begin construction. The water company usually
has a backlog of service hook-up requests and it may take some time.
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Important Phone Numbers/Info
Lewes Post Office....302-645-6548
Mediacom (Cable TV)....
First State Disposal (Trash Pick-Up)....1-800-515-9907
(Tell them you are an ABTB resident so you can get the reduced rate)
Sussex County Animal Control/SPCA....302-698-3006
Delaware Electric Cooperative....1-302-349-9009
Clean Delaware.... 302-684-4221
Moore's Tree Removal....302-875-2049
County Website - Quite good!
Sussex County Engineers (Public
Cape Henlopen School District....302-645-6686
Mosquito Control.... 1-800-338-8181
ABTB Women's Group....302-945-0996
ABTB Men's Group....302- 598-2086
Sussex County Online
Last updated on
Thursday, January 23, 2014