editor1 on December 11, 2013
A recent letter to the editor (11-24-13) in the local newspaper from Sandra Murray requires more comment. (Part one of our response appeared on Dec. 10.)
In her letter Murray also claims that the amenities are all in the package and that they are not operated to make a profit.
Her letter also claims that no planned residential community in Pennsylvania have amenities that exist to make a profit.
However, Murray provides no factual reference to support this claim.
We believe we should not keep throwing away money on losers. It may hurt to hear that but let’s face the facts, we shut down the ski slope, the tubing hill and a few beaches because they were too costly to operate or maintain and there was insufficient property owner usage to continue to operate them.
Yes, we need our lakes dredged, roads fixed and other work done, what we don’t need is to keep losing thousands of dollars on amenities that few use.
Should we keep operating all the amenities until we bankrupt Treasure Lake, just because they are part of the amenity package? We don’t think so.
If the property owners don’t want certain amenities and will not support them you cannot force them to use them.
A good example is the operation of two golf courses (with expenses exceeding revenue over $200,000) for less than 200 annual members.
Wouldn’t the operation of one course make more fiscal sense?