editor1 on February 9, 2016

Some interesting numbers were given at the January TLPOA meeting and they did not concern finances — it was an inventory of the multiple lot owners.

The results show:
785 owners that own 2 lots, total 1,570
165 owners own 3 lots, total 495
49 owners own 4 lots, total 196
15 owners own 5 lots, total 70
8 owners own 6 lots, total 48
3 owners own 7 lots, total 21
3 owners own 8 lots, total 24
Totals show 1,027 owners of 2,424 lots.

editor1 on February 8, 2016

Aqua is performing waterline connections in several areas.

Work is scheduled for Tuesday at the intersection of Greater Antilles Road, Caribbean Road and Coral Reef Road.

Wednesday work will be at the intersection of Crooked Island Road, Coal Reef Road and the Bimini Beach area.

There will be a disruption in service from approximately 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the these days.

Roads will remain open. However, there may be some delays. Drivers are urged to use caution in these areas.

editor1 on February 7, 2016

Is the TLPOA between a rock and a hard place?

Numbers show that the Lakeview Lodge continues to lose money in the restaurant operation and maybe in banquets too but we can’t tell for sure the way the financials are presented to property owners.

To maybe make matters worse we now have more competition with the new DuBois Country Club and Luigi’s Villa getting up and running.

To survive it’s time to get our act together or give up.

Who wants to enjoy a night out or go to a special occasion and sit with your coat on and eat food that is just ok.

Atmosphere and great food are important.

To be successful we need a consistent top notch atmosphere, service and delicious food.

editor1 on February 6, 2016

In the house committee minutes, a suggestion was made to construct a deck onto the Lakeview Lodge.

The Lakeview Lodge has not been successful since the TLPOA purchased the amenities and we are not sure that a deck will help change this.

We want your opinion. Do you believe that adding a deck to the Lakeview Lodge will bring in more customers or do you believe that it is throwing away money on a losing venture?

editor1 on February 5, 2016

At the January meeting, one of the interesting committee reports came from the Cayman Committee.

The report said that campground manager Bob Parana reported camper attendance was up 84 percent from several years ago and was up 6 percent from the previous year.

We have learned that some of the property owners in Cayman Landing are not happy with the possibility that the TLPOA may start to enforce the Deed of Restrictions that directly affect the camping people.

Do any of our readers have the details about this ?

editor1 on February 3, 2016

After much debate and many months the new sound system has been installed at the Lakeview Lodge.

Property owners are now able to hear the speakers at board meetings without the screeching, squealing and static.

The new sound system is a needed addition to encourage property owners who do not attend meetings because they have hearing problems.

The sound system is a welcome addition!

editor1 on February 2, 2016

A blood drive is being held today (Tuesday, Feb. 2) from 1-7 p.m. at the Treasure Lake Church in the fellowship hall.

editor1 on February 1, 2016

Treasurelaketalk has been asked to post the following information from one of our readers.

Green Grass, High Assessments for the TLPOA
The TLPOA Board of Directors has seen fit to install a new irrigation system on the Silver course. This new system will replace a system that was indeed functioning properly. The 2015-2016 budgeted amount for this system was $440,000.00.Through November, 2015; they have spent $349,872.24 in materials and $20,086.76 in labor. They are only on the 8th hole. Rumor has it they plan to add the remaining cost of the system into the 2016-2017 budget further asking property owners to dig into their wallets to pay for something that less than 4% of the property owners use and continually has operated as a loss!
In the January 28, 2016 edition of The Courier Express, it was reported that the General Manager said that all of the materials have been purchased for the new system. The GM also stated that they may not need to purchase new pumps for the system, and that pumps have not yet been purchased. So which is it, and what will the total cost of this project be for the property owners?
Property owners in good standing have repeatedly asked these questions; the Directors and General Manager either refuse to answer or do they do not know. Why would the POA deny members in good standing access to this information? What are they up to?
Our roads are crumbling, but we have green grass on the golf courses! It is not too late to put a stop to this wasteful spending!
Chris Miller,
TL Property owner

editor1 on January 30, 2016

Treasurelaketalk has been accused of editing and not posting all of the comments that come to the blog.

In reply, yes we do edit and from time to time we do not post comments.

The staff here at TLT is committed to providing a quality information site.

However, you would not believe what some readers submit.

For example, we receive posts that include inappropriate words, accuse TLPOA staff of stealing and other comments that are in extremely bad taste.

Readers have also submited comments using other people’s name in an attempt to cause problems.

TLT does not allow this type of behavior and we will not post these comments.

If a reader transmits these type comments we will not hesitate to ban them from Treasure Lake Talk.

editor1 on January 29, 2016

Two special meetings have been scheduled for the TLPOA Board of Directors to work on the proposed budget for the next year.

The meetings will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 9 a.m. and Monday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m.  at the POA office.

These meetings will be held in executive session and are not open to property owners.

editor1 on January 28, 2016

The board of directors, shortly after the start of the new board year, started reviewing committee minutes and reports at the work sessions.

Vice-President Carol Korthaus was designated by the board president to review the highlights of items of interest from the committees.

In our opinion, this is good idea because some property owners and even some board members do not read all the committee reports.

The summary provided by Korthaus at the worksessions keeps everyone up to date. It also sends a signal to the committee members that the board is interested in their work.

Apparently this isn’t good enough for some – –  At the January work session property owner Toni Moulthrop said the minutes do not need to be read because all the property owners can read. That’s true, but do they?

We like the idea of Korthaus reviewing the minutes and reporting on the highlights.

We hope the board continues this process.

editor1 on January 27, 2016

One of our readers pointed out that there is a scrolling marquee at the TLPOA  office.

Did anyone else notice this?

What is your opinion on the new marquee?

editor1 on January 26, 2016

Aqua crews will be flushing water lines through Friday, Feb. 5.

Customers may experience discolored water and or/or low pressure while crews are flushing lines. The discolored water may last for up to 24 hours after the crew has completed flushing lines.

editor1 on January 24, 2016

One of our many readers pointed out that issues concerning the Lakeview Lodge have been included on the business agenda for Monday’s meeting.

Here we go again!

It looks like there are major problems with the recently purchased heating/air  conditioning unit.

If it is not one thing it is another.

Sad to say it appears that things like this will continue.

When one thing is fixed another will break down.

This does not begin to factor in the other problems with the Lakeview Lodge.

This trend continues to cost the property owners money with no end in sight.

Wouldn’t it be interesting to calculate the thousands of dollars the LVL has cost us through the years.

Maybe we don’t want to know the answer!