THE CLINTON BEACH ASSOCIATION
Our private beach-front community consists of approximately 170 homes along Shore Road, Groveway and Causeway on Long Island Sound in Clinton, Connecticut.
Our area has long been a desirable beach community. Building began in earnest around 1900 when Standard & Chapman began selling 170 lots and building seaside homes on the land where our homes sit today. To formally unite the owners of those lots, the Connecticut General Assembly in 1967 created the Clinton Beach Association.
The CBA is not a homeowners association, but rather, it’s a corporation, a taxing district and a quasi-governmental entity. If you own a home within the limits of the CBA, then you are automatically a member of the CBA.
As a member of the CBA, you have the right to vote on important CBA business, including the election of directors and officers, annual budget and taxes. Annual meetings are typically held in June. Notice of annual and special meetings is sent to members by email and posted on our website (clintonbeach.org) and our Facebook page.
The lion’s share of the taxes that the CBA collects goes to pay for pickup of trash and recycling. Members of the CBA do not need to separately arrange for their own pickup as it is provided to all members at no additional charge. With a few exceptions, trash and recycling are picked up on Mondays throughout the year and, during the summer, on Fridays as well.
In accordance with our charter, your CBA tax is calculated based on the value of your property as assessed by the Town of Clinton. If you disagree with Clinton’s assessment of your property value, you can challenge it. And even if you’re not registered to vote in Clinton, if you own real or personal property in town valued at $1,000 or more, you can vote in referendums, such as the budget referendum every May, and at special meetings.
We welcome your input and involvement. There are opportunities to serve on the board of directors and on various committees. If you’re interested, please contact any board member.