Frequently Asked Questions
What is Seacoast Shores
Association, Inc. (“SSAI”)?
SSAI was created to support the community now known as Seacoast
Shores which was begun as a planned community shortly have World War I in the
late 1940’s early 1950’s. The nearly two-mile-long
peninsula community began to be developed shortly after the war ended and the
US Army no longer used Seacoast as a base camp to conduct Amphibious Warfare
training on Washburn Island and the surrounding area. Since this new community of nearly 1000
homes would include common assets including Beaches, Rights of Way, a Front
Entrance and a Clubhouse property, SSAI was created to manage, maintain and
administer the services to support these assets on behalf of its residents.
What are Maintenance
Seacoast Shores is a community
where all residents benefit from the many common assets and resources shared by
all who live here. Supporting SSAI is
supporting your neighborhood and its common assets. SSAI is directly responsible for the maintenance,
repair and administration of the community’s common assets. The Annual
Maintenance Fees enable SSAI to pay for the upkeep of these common assets enjoyed
by all Seacoast Shores residents who are considered Association Members once
the Annual Maintenance Fees are paid. Homeowners
have both the explicit legal deeded rights to use these common assets and of
course the legal obligation to pay for the maintenance and repair of them.
The Association is chartered to
determine the amount of the Annual Maintenance Fees. SSAI has always been managed by a dedicated,
hardworking volunteer elected Board and supported by volunteers passionate
about the community VISION “To Be the Most Family Friendly Community on Cape
What specifically do
the Maintenance Fees cover?
Every year the SSAI collects Maintenance Fees from residents to
help pay for the services and upkeep it provides. While many of these benefits
are not visible on a day-to-day basis, behind the scenes, the Board and other
volunteers are working year-round to ensure we can continue to maintain a
pleasant and safe neighborhood. The list below highlights where the money from
the fees is allocated and while we recognize that you may not use every service
that SSAI provides; the maintenance fees help pay for all the services. Your annual SSAI Maintenance
Fees of $300 helps make the following possible:
1. Annual Mailer: Paper, printing and
postage of the SSAI annual mailer.
2. Police Detail: Random 4 and 8 hour
police patrols year-round for safety which has transformed Seacoast from having
one of the highest crime rates in Falmouth to one of the lowest.
3. SSAI Website: Informative and
continuously updated and maintained website containing the latest current events
and historical archives: www.seacoastshores.com
4. Entrance Landscaping: Seacoast Shores
Boulevard entrance landscaping which is a four-time recipient of “Continuing
Excellence Award” as recognition for beautifying and maintaining the front
entrance by the
5. Grass Mowing: Mowing the grass along
Seacoast Shores Blvd, Front Entrance, and Farview Lane parking area.
6. SSAI Beach Maintenance: Maintaining the beach
at Bayside including beach safety buoys, trash removal, water quality testing,
signs, property tax and insurance. In addition, along with private donations,
the beach has undergone major re-nourishments in 2005 and 2014.
7. SSAI owned ROWs: The Right of Ways
(ROWs) are a treasure of the community but require annual taxes to be paid and
ongoing maintenance. This includes signs, clean-up costs, re- nourishment of
some of the most significantly eroded ROWs and dinghy/kayak racks to help conform
to the Wetlands Protection Act enforced by the Conservation Commission.
8. Part-time Bookkeeper: The part-time
bookkeeper maintains the SSAI member’s records and supports monthly postings of
Financials to the SSAI website for all members.
9. Children’s Activities: The SSAI is committed
to providing children’s activities at the Clubhouse for kids to mingle and get
to know each other to enhance the sense of community.
10. T, I, U, M expenses: The dues helps pay for
a portion of the taxes, insurance, utilities and maintenance for the
association properties. .
11. Annual Scholarship: Every year the SSAI
provides an annual scholarship of $1000 for the Jack Way Memorial Scholarship Fund
education-based financial aid to a deserving SSAI student.
How do I benefit from SSAI?
In addition to the
benefits noted above, you receive the following added benefits…
1. Voting Rights: Voting Rights at SSAI
2. Dinghy/Kayak Storage: Registered dinghy
storage on any one of the 14 SSAI owned ROW’s.
3. Social Events: SSAI social activities
including Welcome Back, Annual Cookout BBQ, Lobster Bake, Bingo, Movies and
4. Local Business
for special discounts at many local businesses for SSAI members.
5. Local Representation: A SSAI Board member
represents you as a Town liaison to attend meetings concerning your community
(road pavements, gas line installs, DPW drainage, etc.).
6. Clubhouse Utilization: Clubhouse rentals and
access to clubhouse dining May, June, September and October in addition to the
Lobster bake, Annual Meeting BBQ, Welcome Back, Kids’ Bingo and Movies.
How to Pay Your Annual Maintenance Fees ($300):
or ACH payment: The SSAI website:
a. Go to www.seacoastshores.com.
b. On the top
toolbar, hover over the “Membership” tab, then hover over “On-Line Payments”.
c. Click on “Annual Association Dues Payment”.
d. Complete the secure online
Mail your check
of $300 to the following address:
SSAI PO Box 768 East
Falmouth, MA 02536
Thank you! Seacoast Shores Association, Inc.