editor1 on July 30, 2014

At the July worksession director Chuck Huddy said he thought they had a great annual meeting and he was disappointed when he got the newspaper and there was a photo of a vehicle at the annual meeting covered in signs.

Huddy was referring to a photo submitted to the newspaper by a Treasure Lake property owner regarding the problem with the Cayman pool.

He said the Cayman people were disgruntled about the campground pool and that all property owners could use the Lakeview pool.

Disgruntled? The campground folks should not be disgruntled — they should be downright angry!

There have been problems with their pool for approximately five years….one year the pool was closed completely.

As for Huddy’s theory that everyone could use the Lakeview pool …let’s turn the table — why did we spend thousands of dollars to build a new Lakeview pool….when everyone could have just used the Cayman pool?

Or another thought — go swim in the lake!

editor1 on July 29, 2014

At last week’s TLPOA worksession, property manager Shirley Elmore introduced two new employees.

Greg Sterner is the new restaurant manager who will be working with the Lakeview Lodge, Duffers Tavern and 19th Hole.

Connie Connor will be the property control officer.

editor1 on July 28, 2014

It is time for new committee chairmen and members to be named.

If you are interested in any of the following committees notify the TLPOA.

The standing committees include: Cayman, Recreation, Finance, Property Control, Judicial, Golf, Safety and Security, Infrastructure and Maintenance, Nominating and Election and House.

The special committees include Wildlife and Long Range Planning.

editor1 on July 27, 2014

The following commentary was provided by property owner Chris Miller.

Our board was so pleased with themselves when they hired Omni Management to handle the day to day operations of Treasure Lake.

One specific ”selling point” they used was that for the price of a General Manager and CFO, we are getting an entire team of experts.

Well, these experts don’t seem to be doing anything different than the past regimes.

They are hiring consultants to look into bettering the Lakeview Lodge and dredging the lake (I wonder what new and creative ideas they will come up with to allow the board to keep pouring money into that dump!! Maybe a professional cornhole tournament, or a hot dog eating contest – how about turning it into a high class strip club?).

What good is a team of managers if all they do is hire consultants? Why does our board feel it is necessary to hire managers who need to hire consultants to do their work for them?

I thought Omni was going to bring their extensive experience in property management and enlighten us all! Either they sent the wrong people to do the job or they as a company pulled the wool over the board’s eyes – maybe a little of both perhaps?

And they wonder why people have such a negative opinion of Treasure Lake and our board of directors in particular. Mr. Marhelski is excluded from that statement.

editor1 on July 26, 2014

According to the agenda, the TLPOA board of directors will be voting on revisions for Policy S-15 Trespassing and Unauthorized Entry.

We know that the board of directors received numerous written comments, however, there was no mention of any comments.

From what we have heard this revision will continue to prohibit motorcycles from using the back gate and those who do –  will be fined.

We heard that the reason for this is safety.

There has been discussions in the past about an automated gate for the front gate — what would that mean?

Anyone on a motorcycle would have to park it outside and walk home since it would be dangerous and they would not be permitted to use the gate on a motorcycle?

Maybe the TLPOA would go a step further and ban motorcycles — maybe even bicycles.

Bicycles could be dangerous if you fall off and skin your knee. Ridiculous yes but then again so is the policy.

As far as being dangerous and a liability issue, what about our attorney saying that collecting with cans at the front gate should not be permitted because the TLPOA could be in jeopardy if anything would happen.

The TLPOA was cited by OSHA several years ago and also fined for having an employee standing out in the traffic. But our directors decided to disregard the legal opinion and allow the can-collecting to continue.

We encourage all motorcycle riders to attend Monday’s meeting (6 p.m.) and voice their opinions.

editor1 on July 25, 2014

Recently a property owner asked about fixing the area around the tennis courts at the Lakeview Lodge.

She said it has been three years since the tennis court was removed and the area torn up leaving safety issues that need to be addressed.

She was told that the challenge is finding the money for the project.

Money is available for pool furniture and golf course equipment ….we hope the money can be found for this project.

editor1 on July 24, 2014

At the question and answer session Monday, a property owner talked about New Providence Beach.

He said there are conditions involving safety issues with the placement of sand, rocks, gravel and walkways.

He also said more picnic tables are needed because seating is limited.

He said the Lakeview Lodge pool is favored while the three beaches are not maintained.

Recreation and Events Director Lori Corcoran said that three new picnic tables and umbrellas have been added to New Providence Beach and that the sand is maintained regularly.

We are interested in hearing from our readers — what do you think about the condition of the beaches and how they are maintained?

editor1 on July 23, 2014

Treasure Lake hosted the U.S. Amateur Golf Qualifier for 45 entrants on Tuesday at the Silver golf course.

The event is held in conjunction with the West Penn Golf Association which Treasure Lake is a member and affiliated with.

Tournament personnel praised golf course Superintendent Doug Adams on the condition of the golf course.

Joe Beatty, director of golf, said that Treasure Lake hosting the Amateur Qualifier is a huge event. He said Treasure Lake hosted the U.S. Open Qualifier three years ago. He pointed out that this is really a nice thing for us and added that both golf courses are in excellent shape. He said this is the third major event held in Treasure Lake in recent years.

editor1 on July 22, 2014

There are some volunteers in Treasure Lake and Sandy Township that receive little or no recognition.

At the recent annual meeting, David Singer, chairman of the Safety and Security Committee recognized the Treasure Lake water rescue team.

He said the volunteers responded to numerous emergency calls throughout the area.

We are proud of our firefighters and emergency rescue personnel in Sandy Township.

We say thank you for all you do!

editor1 on July 21, 2014

The TLPOA will hold a question and answer session at 5:30 p.m. tonight (July 21) at the Lakeview Lodge. A worksession will follow at 6 p.m.