News

View Archives

Food safety after a power outage
Posted on Mar 4th, 2021
Do you have questions about food safety after a power outage? This guide may help.
 
 
iNWS Hydro Alert Email (River Bend)
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2021
NWS Hydro Alert FROM inws.alerts@noaa.gov 4:04 AM  AHPS Mobile Alert Potomac River at Dam Number Five above Williamsport (PDFM2).
 
A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **OBSERVED** Previous Observed flood stage was: Near Flood Stage, New Observed flood stage is: No Flooding Observed stage 13.9799995 ft at 2021-03-03 08:10:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=55001348
 
 
iNWS Hydro Alert Email (River Bend)
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2021
iNWS Hydro Alert FROM inws.alerts@noaa.gov 10:18 AM 
 
AHPS Mobile Alert Potomac River at Dam Number Five (River Bend) above Williamsport (PDFM2).  A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED** Previous Forecasted flood stage was: Near Flood Stage, New Forecasted flood stage is: No Flooding Forecasted 48 hour crest: 12.0 ft at 2021-03-03 18:00:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=55008783
NEW In 2021 Member Announcements
Posted on Mar 3rd, 2021
 
New In 2021. Giving Members the ability to post their own events and announcements on the dotORG page for other visitors to view. This is great for poker runs, your "two-cents" worth, parties, births, or even a lost pet.
iNWS Hydro Alert Email
Posted on Mar 1st, 2021
AHPS Mobile Alert Potomac River at Paw Paw (PAWW2).  A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED** Previous Forecasted flood stage was: Near Flood Stage, New Forecasted flood stage is: Minor Flooding Forecasted 48 hour crest: 25.2000008 ft at 2021-03-01 18:00:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=54929873
iNWS Hydro Alert Email (RIVER BEND)
Posted on Mar 1st, 2021
AHPS Mobile Alert Potomac River at Dam Number Five (River Bend) above Williamsport (PDFM2).  A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **OBSERVED** Previous Observed flood stage was: No Flooding, New Observed flood stage is: Near Flood Stage Observed stage 14.3100004 ft at 2021-03-01 12:10:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=54937804
iNWS Wind Alert Email (RIVER BEND)
Posted on Mar 1st, 2021
iNWS Wind Alert New event. Wind Advisory.  More information https://tinyurl.com/ycx8jonu
iNWS Hydro Alert Email
Posted on Feb 28th, 2021
A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED**
iNWS Hydro Alert email from: inws.alerts@noaa.gov
Subject: AHPS Mobile Alert Potomac River at Potomac River at Paw Paw (PAWW2).
 
A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED** Previous Forecasted flood stage was: No Flooding, New Forecasted flood stage is: Near Flood Stage Forecasted 48 hour crest: 24.0 ft at 2021-03-02 00:00:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=54874612
T
 
 
iNWS Hydro Alert Email
Posted on Feb 28th, 2021
 
A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED** Potomac River at Hancock (HNKM2).  Previous Forecasted flood stage was: No Flooding, New Forecasted flood stage is: Near Flood Stage Forecasted 48 hour crest: 21.6000004 ft at 2021-03-02 00:00:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=54888977.  
 
iNWS Hydro Alert Email
Posted on Feb 27th, 2021
From:  inws.alerts@noaa.gov 12:07 PM 
 
Subject:  AHPS Mobile Alert Potomac River at Dam Number Five above Williamsport (PDFM2).

A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED** Previous Forecasted flood stage was: No Flooding, New Forecasted flood stage is: Near Flood Stage Forecasted 48 hour crest: 15.3999996 ft at 2021-03-01 12:00:00+00 UTC. For more information visit AHPS Mobile at https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=54844271
 
 
 
President’s Report February 2021
Posted on Feb 26th, 2021
2021 Season Pass Renewal ONLINE
Posted on Feb 23rd, 2021
ONLY if the person had a season pass last season. You will need to provide complete and accurate information in order to process. Please be reminded that the pass must be paid for prior to being re-activated. You may pay for this ONLINE or in the office. Your guest may pay for this as well.
ISSUE ... Will not let you register to use the app. Only blinks and goes back to original screen.
Posted on Feb 23rd, 2021
I verified the form does process as it should. I did notice one thing though when I failed to check the "Renew Season Pass" box. When I did click enter WITHOUT checking that required box ... the form did indeed blink and defaulted back to the original screen. It took me two tries before I noticed a "red note (top left of my screen) that advised me to select the "Renew Season Pass" box. Sure enough, I did see I missed it. Once I checked and clicked enter the Form did process. Sort of a "bug" that hard to see "red note". Unfortunately, I can't correct it. We'll just have to pass the word that when the Form "Only blinks and goes back to the original screen" there is missing information.
 
Charles R Greenborn Jr of 45-2 
Posted on Feb 22nd, 2021
Charles R Greenborn Jr of 45-2 passed away February 10, 2021. A celebration of life is planned for June.
River Ice
Posted on Feb 22nd, 2021
New in 2021, River Bend Text_Alert
Posted on Feb 21st, 2021
Email open rates are roughly 20 percent, text messages have an open rate of 98 percent.  Texting comes pre-built on mobile phones and, unlike email, is available at the river even without a WiFi connection, which makes texting a more accessible medium for members. Unlike emails, texts aren't buried underneath spam.  New in 2021, River Bend Text_Alert is a very basic service providing notification via Short Message Service (Text).  River Bend alert messaging (Text_Alert) is RBMC-to-member communication that the General Manager determines is important or time-sensitive.
 
New this year, River Bend information and services provided over the Internet.
Posted on Feb 21st, 2021
New this year, River Bend information and services provided over the Internet.  These services not only allow members and staff to communicate with each other, but they also provide unlimited access to information. In 2021 online services range from simple to complex. More information.
River Bend Park Bar & Grill - Cottle, LLC
Posted on Feb 21st, 2021
West Virginia eases some COVID-19 restrictions
Posted on Feb 21st, 2021
WV COVID-19 regulations and rules for restaurants, bars, and grocery stores are eased.  The capacity limit for restaurants and bars is 75% of capacity. Restaurants and bars must have physical seating available for patrons, with no standing room allowed. Live indoor music can resume, though vocals and wind instruments are not allowed.  Grocery stores can increase to six people per 1,000 square feet. Outdoor gathering limits will be a maximum of 75 people. Requiring face masks in indoor public places, and rules requiring social distancing remain in effect.
The River Bend Facebook Alternative.  
Posted on Feb 20th, 2021
Giving Members, Committees, Boat Club, Horseshoe Club, River Bend Fellowship, Youth Center, Store, Bar, Restaurant the ability to post their announcements on the dotORG page for other members to view. By the way, the great part is you get the word out immediately online and your announcement is automatically included in the next hardcopy Newsletter/Bulletin.  More information.
 
 
This YEAR ... it's your Newsletter
Posted on Feb 20th, 2021
New in 2021.  By strengthening members' bonds with each other... committees, clubs and members strengthen their bonds with River Bend.  Sharing committee opportunities that are relevant to their cause and encouraging members to meet up with them. Sharing events that committees and members are hosting and encouraging other members to attend. Encouraging members to build the River Bend community with other members they already know.
 
New 2021 ... "Show me what's new"
Online Contractors List New In 2021
Posted on Feb 19th, 2021
 
New in 2021. Looking to have work performed at your site? We recommend utilizing our list of registered contractors. Registered contractors are officially licensed, insured, are knowledgeable of River Bend, and approved to work in the park. They have their own access to the park and do not need to be signed in to access your site.
Did You Know We Have a Calendar?
Posted on Feb 18th, 2021
New In 2021. We are very excited to announce our official community calendar! For years it was discussed putting a calendar in place that we could post River Bend community events on. We have finally put one on the dotORG site, and committees, clubs, and individual members can submit your River Bend events.
Office is closed today.
Posted on Feb 11th, 2021
 
Due to weather conditions, the office is closed today.
New event. Winter Weather Advisory.
Office Closed
Posted on Jan 31st, 2021
Due to weather conditions, the office is closed today.
 
WINTER STORM WARNING
Posted on Jan 30th, 2021
WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT More information RBMC Official Web Page Hazardous Weather Outlook https://tinyurl.com/ybvb5etj
dotORG Radar Data
Posted on Jan 29th, 2021
The dotORG has experienced dissemination issues with radar data as the new NWS radar display had to be revamped.  The technology division of the NWS is working on a solution.  They are sorry for the inconvenience. 
Winter Weather Advisory
Posted on Jan 3rd, 2021
2 January 2021 Re: Covid-19 / Community Heath Update
Posted on Jan 2nd, 2021
A River Bend employee was confirmed positive for COVID-19
Posted on Jan 2nd, 2021
A CHANGE IN FLOOD CATEGORY HAS BEEN **FORECASTED**
Posted on Dec 26th, 2020
Heavy rainfall will contribute to significant river flooding across the region
Posted on Dec 24th, 2020
Flash Flood Watch
Posted on Dec 23rd, 2020
HIGH WATER
Posted on Dec 23rd, 2020
Merry Chrisrmas
Posted on Dec 19th, 2020
NEW for owners
Posted on Dec 17th, 2020
Owners now have the means to post their own events and announcements on the dotORG page for other visitors to view. This is great for poker runs, your "two-cents" worth, parties, births, or even a lost pet.
Office Closed
Posted on Dec 17th, 2020
Due to weather conditions, we do not have adequate staff to open the office.
Member Concern Received
Posted on Dec 16th, 2020
Membership board which is now hard to find
Posted on Dec 15th, 2020
The website seems to have information scattered all over the place.
Posted on Dec 15th, 2020
What Is the Difference Between a Winter Storm Watch, Warning, and Advisory?
Posted on Dec 15th, 2020
While I signed up for email alerts I am not receiving any
Posted on Dec 15th, 2020
New Finance Manager of River Bend
Posted on Dec 13th, 2020
There are multiple threats for impactful wintry weathe
Posted on Dec 12th, 2020
New General Manager Hired
Posted on Dec 8th, 2020
Hazardous Weather
Posted on Dec 4th, 2020
River Bend Site Search
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2020
Dec Board Meeting CHANGE
Posted on Nov 30th, 2020
Significant Activity Update, Electrical Upgrade
Posted on Nov 23rd, 2020
130 lots being done this year. 
 
Depending on the weather...
  • setting new utility poles last week November
  • beginning to trench 1st week in December
  • Park winterizing the water system complete
  • material for Park portion of the upgrade 1st week in December
  • estimate excavation complete mid-January
RBMC is seeking a dynamic person to fill the position of General Manager
Posted on Nov 21st, 2020
The Board of Directors is saddened to announce that Caitlyn, the General Manager, has left RBMC to explorer a new career path. We wish Caitlyn well and much success. We apologize for the late notice however her last day was set for later this month. However, Caitlyn decided to leave a few days earlier than planned. With the above announcement, RBMC is seeking a dynamic person to fill the position of General Manager. If you know of someone, please have them email their resume to RBMCBOD@RIVERBENDRVPARK.ORG.
New Look, dotORG Home Page
Posted on Nov 8th, 2020
 
Contact River Bend
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
 
Events Posted Nov 6
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
Events Posted Nov 6
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:43 PM by Admin
Calendar of Events:
• November 7th at 11am- Electrical Upgrade
Meeting in the Lower Rangers Station
• November 9th at 7am- Park Closing
• November 12th - Last day to sign up for a pump
out. (If you sign up after November 12th you
will incur a $25 fee.)
General Manager, Nov 6
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
General Manager, Nov 6
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:39 PM by Admin
Greetings River Bend! As the season draws to a close, I would like to thank the Board of Directors and the
members of River Bend for the wonderful experience and opportunities I have gained this season. It has been a
pleasure to get to know each one of you, your families, and the River Bend community. Many of you have taken
the time to teach me the ins and outs of River Bend, and for that I am grateful. I am proud to say the BOD had a
successful Annual Meeting & Budget Meeting with an approved budget. Many committees were reestablished,
and member involvement increased. These are wonderful accomplishments in such a short amount of time.
During the offseason, my goal is to work on quite a few projects; the first being the kiddie pool. The Health
Department is asking for the pool to be repainted, freshened up, and to repair any cracks. A leak was discovered
this season and has been narrowed down to one of two places, the pipeline or the siding. We are having a pool
company come out to test our pipelines which will cost $300 and will determine if the crack is infrastructural or
more superficial. Once we determine where the crack lies, I will be able to get a more appropriate quote and cost
estimate for the work to complete the repair in accordance with the Health Department’s guidelines. I will update
you all as I know more.
 
The upgrades will begin in the next few weeks. This year, our budget will cover 131 lots and will be complete
during the offseason. This includes blocks 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13. Additionally, we will be working through the lots
for sale owned by River Bend and have them listed soon. To determine a fair and accurate price, the price sheet
will need to be restructured.
 
Please remember to fill out your off-season forms and turn them into either security or the front office. If you
have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me at: csullivan@riverbendrvpark.org. If there is a
project you would like to suggest for the off-season, please let me know! To stay connected over the offseason,
please fill out the form on the first page of the newsletter & turn it into the Front Office. This will allow you to get
updates, newsletters, and view account balances in the offseason. Have a safe & Happy Holiday season!
-Caitlyn Sullivan, General Manager
Maintenance Supervisor, Nov 6
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
Maintenance Supervisor, Nov 6
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:35 PM by Admin
Over the past month, we have pumped out over 676 lots and worked on trimming the trees along the main roads
for campers to be moved out of during the off-season. We also worked on taking out old pedestals and cleaned up
our shop.
 
Please note, we have closed 3 of the bathhouses due to vandalism and will close the others on
November 9, 2020.
 
As a reminder to lot owners, please remember to close your water valves and unplug your
camper from the outlets. After you unplug your camper please make sure you wrap your plug with plastic wrap or
a plastic bag, so you do not have any problems when opening next season.
 
November 12, 2020, is the day you can sign up for a pump out. If you are not going to be here on the 9th of
November, please sign up ahead of time. The reason for the final pump out is to clear the black tank as much as
possible to help prevent problems for next year.
 
Anyone who is on the upgrade list and can not make the meeting on Saturday then 7th, please email me if you
want your pedestal moved more than the 25 feet that are given to you and water moved so I can write a ticket or
work order for you to have it moved. Additionally, please mark where you want your pedestals and water so we
know exactly where you would like it to go. My email is lallen@riverbendrvpark.org.

We hope you all had a good stay here this year and will see everyone next year.
 
Thank you all for treating the maintenance department with respect and being so kind and welcoming to our staff.
 
-Larry Allen, Maintenance Supervisor
Off-Season Reminders
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
Friendly Reminders:
1. 2021 Annual Dues and Assessments are $1,525.00. Per
our By-Laws, Section 17.4, the first half payment is due
on or before January 1, 2021, and the second half
payment to be due on or before May 1, 2021. Please
review our By-Laws for a more detailed explanation.
2. The following blocks are scheduled to be upgraded in
the off-season: Blocks 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13. Please be
sure to attend the meeting on November 7th for more
information.
Off-Season Updates
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
Off-Season Updates
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:40 PM by Admin
**ATTENTION: Would you like to receive
updates in the off-season? Fill out the
form at the bottom of the page and turn
it into the Front Office.**
President, Nov 6
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
 
President, Nov 6
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:31 PM by Admin
Well, we made it through the 2020 Season, it was challenging and stressful, but we accomplished so much in the
last few months. We held a successful Annual Meeting, Budget Meeting, and have many committees up and
running.
 
As we move into the offseason, we will be working on the upgrades to those lots scheduled to be completed,
reviewing the financials to get a better understanding of what was left from previous years, and any balance
remaining for 2020. We plan to bring this matter to the membership during the 2021 Annual Meeting to allow
Members to vote on where these funds should be applied. We will be working on a list of lots owned by RBMC
that will be available for purchase.

We still have litigation pending and working on settling the matter, we are in active settlement discussions at this
time. Our plan is to have this matter settled before the end of the year.

I would like to welcome all our Security Guards back as employees of River Bend.
 
A great big thank you to every committee member that gave their time for the betterment of the Park. The
countless hours of time you gave are appreciated and we look forward to working with you all in 2021!
Best wishes for a safe, joyous, and wonderful Holiday Season. See you all in April!
 
- Jen Bein, President
Security, Nov 6
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
 
Security, Nov 6
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:28 PM by Admin
Security hopes that everyone has had a great season at River Bend this year. We have had many ups and
downs in 2020 with the introduction of COVID into all our lives. It has affected every one of us in some way
and some more than others. We would like to thank all of those that were patient with security during
these trying times. We also would like to give thanks to those of you that voted for us senior guards to
come back to River Bend security. It means a lot to us and we will do our best to pay it forward.

A few reminders as the last few days quickly approach us:
• Be sure to turn in your property check forms
• Make sure all contact information is updated in our systems
• Turn in any off-season permission forms
• Be sure to sign and turn in your off-season entry form whenever you enter the park during the
offseason. We have plenty in the guard shack.
• Check with the office to make sure you have no outstanding balances or violations that need to be paid.
• TRY TO TAKE ALL VALUABLES WITH YOU TO DECREASE THE LIKELY HOOD OF THEFT!!
• Secure your entire property, windows, doors, sheds, lawn ornaments, etc...
 
Please do not hesitate to contact security if you notice anything out of the ordinary, we will keep your
information confidential. My email is tzimmerman@riverbendrvpark.org. Keep in mind that everyone will
be trying to bring their boats, UTV’s, and golf carts around the same time. This makes for a long wait line as
we document your vehicles. If you can do it before the weekend or are a lot owner and can do it after the
rush of the last weekend, we would recommend either option to keep the lines down and make your exit as
quickly and painless as possible. We hope everyone has a great winter and we look forward to seeing you
again in spring!
 
- Security Supervisor-Thomas Zimmerman
Violations, October
Posted on Nov 6th, 2020
Violations, October
Posted on November 6, 2020 1:42 PM by Admin
Violations for the Month of
October
Total Violations: 13
Violation Totals: $655.00
2021 Annual Dues and Assessments
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2020
2021 Annual Dues and Assessments are $1,525.00. Per our By-Laws, Section 17.4, the first half payment is due on or before January 1, 2021, and the second half payment to be due on or before May 1, 2021. Please review our By-Laws for a more detailed explanation.
Bulletin for the week of October 30, 2020
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2020
Please see the linked bulletin for the week of October 30, 2020.  The last day for pump-outs is November 12, 2020.  Thank you & enjoy your weekend. 
https://www.riverbendrvpark.org/editor_upload/File/Newsletter/2020%20October%2030%20Newsletter.pdf
Electrical Upgrade
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2020
The following blocks are scheduled to be upgraded in the off-season: Blocks 8, 9, 10, 12, and 13. Please be sure to attend the meeting on November 7th for more information.
Email_Updates
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2020
Park Updates & Account Information: If you would like to be notified via email of park updates during the off-season please fill out the form below and turn it into the Front Office. Anytime there is an update or important message such as a power outage, weekly bulletins/newsletters, reminder for dues needing to be paid, etc., you will be sent a direct email. PLEASE, help us to improve communication throughout the park. Once received, the Front Office will add your email address, phone number, and sign you up for the Caliber Portal within 72 hours. By registering, you will also be able to view your balance on your account. This is a great way for you as a member to stay informed!
Off-Season Updates
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2020
**ATTENTION: Would you like to receive updates in the off-season? Fill out the form at the bottom of the page and turn it into the Front Office.**
Violations
Posted on Nov 2nd, 2020
Violations for the Month of October Total Violations: 13 Violation Totals: $655.00