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Gate Update

The gate repair is taking longer than anticipated.  It's repair date is estimated at 2-3 weeks.

In the interim, the board has hired a security guard for the front entrance which will be manned weekends.  During this time the entrance gate will be open and you will be stopped by the guard and asked to verify you belong in the community. This is for security purposes only.  BCSO will increase patrols during the time that we do not have a guard at the front.

We appreciate your patience and hope to have this issue resolved soon.


With much sadness we ask you see below as we say farewell to a friend and community member.


January 27, 1940 – April 12,2018

 Long-time Northern Virginia resident James Frank Steffey delighted in complex land development deals and took every free moment to be in or near the water – especially to fish, cave dive, and go boating.  He enjoyed taking long drives in smooth cars and drinking cold beers washing down even colder oysters.  Mr. Steffey passed away this week after having recently retired to Panama City Beach, Florida, where he lived near the water with his beloved wife.

Jim’s professional achievements and expertise, of which he was humbly proud, covered several real estate areas beginning with earning his real estate license at age sixteen; this made him one of the youngest licensed agents in Virginia at the time. This entrepreneurial spirit and passion introduced him to lifelong business partnerships, including having been inpartnership with his father, Eugene, at E. F. Steffey and Son Real Estate. Later,his deep knowledge of the land helped him perfect a number of state-of-the-art alternative wastewater treatment technologies allowing him to develop landpreviously deemed unbuildable in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford Counties, and remedy housing with malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems and drain fields. Since 1978, Jim was owner and sole proprietor of Aquarobic USAVirginia, distributing those innovative treatment systems to homeowners allacross Northern Virginia.

His thoughtful, problem-solving demeanor influenced his work as a planner for the Minuteman Missile Program of the late 1950s and early 1960s, as a Swift & Company representative servicing well-known restaurants along Florida’s west coast, and in becoming a Master Mason. Jim Steffey served as a Founding Director on the Board of Directors of Freedom Bank of Virginia, retiring as Director Emeritus.

Jim is preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Ruth Steffey. He is survived by his wife of  33 years, Sherry Ullmann Steffey. He will be remembered with love and for his generosity by his daughter Cynthia Hopper, step  children Dawn Gifford and Roy (Jennifer) Gifford, brother John (Christine) Steffey, Sr.,and sisters Sondra Patrick and Janie (Lenny) Daum.  Jim will be laid to rest in Florida surrounded by sweet, salty air and glorious sunsets. In his memory, and in lieu of flowers,kindly look to the water, take in a deep, easy breath, and savor the peace and simplicity of the moment.

In accordance with Jim’s wishes no services are planned.

The roll-off on the north side of the marina is to be used for yard refuse only.  Thanks in advance!

Upcoming Events:

 Welcome to Summer Party to be on June 2, 2018, your point of contact is Bridgette Rodgers.

Welcome our newest residents:

Gerald and Susan Coleman, 918 Dolphin Bay Blvd!

Magnolia Association Management runs the day to day operations of Dolphin Bay. This allows your BOD to more effectively run the community and allows us to focus less on administrative issues and more on overall improvements to our community. Their POCs is Lynn Price.  They can be reached at 1-850-691-2225.

WOW recently upgraded lines into our community, changing from analog to digital signals.  As a result, gate channel 5 is now 5-1 and the channel 10 slide show is channel 5-2
.  Use channels 800 and 801 with a cable box

Owners are reminded not to give out their personal gate codes. 
Havinga code as one method of accessing the property is not a right, but a conditional convenience controlled by your Association. By accepting the issuance of a code, residents agree to the BOD policy of its use by your family only.  Other access is provided by the call box or clickers.  Misuse will result in the deletion of your assigned code.   Email Doug Semon at doug@dougsemon.com if you need a temporary code for contractors

Let the BOD know if you are interested in becoming an active member of our Neighborhood Watch Program.  Contact Bill Woods at 867-0913 for more info.  Remember, keep your garage doors closed and lock your car doors when parked outside in your driveway

The BOD  amended the CCRs to include restrictions on the operations of golf carts/motorized vehicles in the community.  Drivers must be licensed drivers or be under the direct supervision of a licensed  driver or one with a learners permit at a minimum and operate in accordance with state laws.  This action was taken for the safety of all those in our community. Owners are also reminded to keep off the empty bay front lots.  These parcels are private property and there is no easement to the water.  The owners have asked the board to assist in keeping trespassers off their property.  Parking on empty lots is also expressly prohibited per our Covenants.

Residents will notice the presence of BCSO deputies in the community at varying hours during different days of the week.  They are here for your safety and security and will assist us in handling recent incidents of criminal mischief as well as traffic enforcement.  They will also help enforce certain covenant issues such as (but not limited to) illegal parking and underage use of golf carts w/o adult supervision.  Deputies Tim Adkins and Chad Roswell are eager to meet you and look forward to working in our community to make all of us that live here feel 
safe and secure.  Please take the time to introduce yourself and welcome/thank them for serving our community.

Please lock the court and turn off the lights after you are done.  As a reminder,
any activity inside that area other than tennis or basketball is not permitted.



Following the lawful execution of the Dolphin Bay access agreement between the DBOA and the Marina Association, The Harbourage Yacht Club is OPEN FOR BUSINESS (Read the entire agreement here). A private club, the HYC is a members-only club. You can learn more from the website:  http://hycmarina.com/ As a reminder, all residents must register with the HYC to have open access to the marina and boat ramp, even if you do not have a boat

 The DBOA and HYC are offering up to $500 for information leading to the arrest of anyone caught vandalizing property in Dolphin Bay or the Marina

Contact any Director with information that might assist authorities in apprehending vandals

 Please take a moment to read a personal Letter from the President and visit the HOA Board pages for full details of your new Board.

Your Board has heard your demand for improved covenant compliance over the past several years. The BOD agrees with you that Covenant compliance must be a key initiative for your Board. It is only through this process we will transform Dolphin Bay back into the pearl of Panama City Beach.  Countless proud owners have made it clear to the Board that they want our covenants enforced.

To that end, your CCAC will perform a review of all properties for compliance to Dolphin Bay covenants and will continue send out letters to all home owners whose property shows significant violation.
If you receive a notice that points out a violation we urge you to bring your property into compliance according to the bylaws of Dolphin Bay.
For detailed information on the processes and goals of the CCAC visit the HOA Committees page.

 Dolphin Bay Channel Online!!!

The presentation that Dolphin Bay residents see on their Knology cable channel 10 is now available online (use digital channel 5-2/801 on cable box). Visit the Documents page for immediate viewing.


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