editor1 on January 31, 2015

We have learned that a fund raiser was held recently to raise money for a Treasure Lake individual who has an illness.

We commend those responsible for the project and the effort that went into the special event.

We would like to see more of this type of thing.

In the past some property owners have lost their homes due to fires or other  tragedies and many others have had serious illnesses. There are other folks who could use help.

We think it is great when the community comes together to help each other.

editor1 on January 30, 2015

The subject of recycling surfaced at the TLPOA worksession recently.

The recycling bins have been relocated several times and were recently moved from the Harborview Road area back to the former location on Bay Road, across from the maintenance area.

It was announced that property owners can contact Advance Disposal and inquire if they are eligible for curbside recycling or if they need to transport the recyclable items to the recycle bins on Bay Road.

There have been problems with maintaining the recycling area due to folks dropping off items that are not recyclable and leaving their garbage at the site. The site is intended for recylable items. Its not for household garbage.

Lets all do our part to keep the area cleaned up.

editor1 on January 29, 2015

There is a winter weather advisory in effect from 11 a.m. today until 7 a.m. Friday. There is a chance of freezing rain or snow in the morning then snow with a chance of sleet in the afternoon. Snow and sleet accumulation around an inch. Highs around 30. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

More snow or rain tonight with snow likely after midnight. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

editor1 on January 28, 2015

Over the past months at each board work session a committee is introduced by management.

The focus this month was on the safety and security committee.

David Singer chairman of the safety and security committee said the committee members are Mike Moulthrop, Christian Zanetti, Sam Corman and Joseph Zelenky.

He also detailed their experience and background.

Numerous directors commended the security department and the safety and security committee for their service.

editor1 on January 27, 2015

Each month at the TLPOA board work session an employee and committee is introduced by management.

The focus this month was on Terry Kline, officer in charge of the security department.

Kline has been with the TLPOA security staff since 2008 after 32 years of service with the Pa. state police.

The security department operates 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The security department responded to 2,462 incidents last year, that averages to 205 a month; issuing 634 citations which averages 53 a month.

Kline said the highest speed citations was issued to a driver for going 96 mph.

editor1 on January 26, 2015

There is a winter weather advisory in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Today’s forecast calls for snow with additional snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Tonight, more snow with total snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Use caution when driving. Road conditions can be dangerous.

editor1 on January 26, 2015

The TLPOA emailed information from the January worksession to property owners and we noticed that proposed revisions to a number of property control policies are included.

The TLPOA email also pointed out that “Mr. Flanders stated he would like to discuss his questions with the property control officer before he would feel comfortable voting to post the policies. The continued discussion of the revisions was postponed until Mr. Flanders has the opportunity to meet with PCO Ms. Conners.”

We question the claim by Flanders to make his comments regarding the proposed policy revisions separately when the normal procedure is to post the policies for written comment.

Is this a new departure from established policy? Are we going to follow a procedure where board members do not have to follow policy by having them submit written comments like everyone else?

editor1 on January 25, 2015

We learned that at the January TLPOA worksession, a suggestion was read from a property owner to install a permanent speed bump near the exit lane of the back gate to slow traffic down before they approach the gate arm.

The suggestion was referred to the safety and security committee for review.

It was also suggested to install a barrier around the gate system box to protect it from being damaged by vehicles.

We agree with protecting the gate system box, however, we are skeptical about the speed bump.

Security has not had a lot of success in the past with speed bumps in Treasure Lake.

The speed bumps were put down only to be stolen within a short time.

If a speed bump is to be installed we recommend the same permanent installation as the one at the front gate.

editor1 on January 24, 2015

An interesting question surfaced at the question and answer session this week.

A property owner wanted to know who is the TLPOA solicitor and when was he hired?

The answer given by the TLPOA general manager was that the attorney is Dave Hopkins and she did not know when he was hired.

We then learned that the former attorney has been ill.

The next question asked was did the board vote on this. The answer was that there is no contract.

Why the secret? Why no vote to hire Hopkins as the attorney and why no announcement to property owners of the change in POA attorneys?

We believe that the original question from the property owner has raised a lot more questions that need answered.

editor1 on January 23, 2015

We learned that one of the questions at the board of directors question and answer session this week was – why do property owners have to pay to use the back gate?

TLPOA General manager Shirley Elmore said the cost was to cover the cost of the gate cards. She said the cards are expensive to purchase and to operate. There is a charge for the backgate cards once every three years.

Property owner Steve Tuller provided some history on the back gate saying that there was a formerly a slide wheel chain link gate that was primarily used by contractors during the peak construction months of the year, April through October. That gate was replaced by an electronic gate with an arm system. This was done as a convenience for property owners and thus the charge for the swipe cards.

editor1 on January 22, 2015

The subject of the postal station at Treasure Lake surfaced at the question and answer session this week.

Director Larry Salone said he contacted postal officials to acquire information concerning the postal station at  Treasure Lake.

General manager Shirley Elmore said the postal service leases the area from the POA and the POA has no obligation for maintaining or painting the area.

Several property owners have also contacted the postal service seeking information and have not been successful at this point.

editor1 on January 21, 2015

A winter weather advisory in effect from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Today, snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs in the lower 30s.  Chance of snow 80 percent.

Tonight, the snow will continue. Total snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches. Lows in the mid 20s.  Chance of snow 80 percent.

editor1 on January 20, 2015

We have been discussing the major project at the Treasure Lake Church.

We have previous noted that the TLPOA has not even acknowledge the project.

The church is part of our community. They hold community events and welcome all of us to them and even invite the public. They hold blood drives and play an active role in this community.

We also heard at the emergency preparedness meeting that they are going to offer the church as an emergency shelter to the community.

We believe the TLPOA should invite them to a TLPOA meeting and have them give a presentation.

We commend those involved with the project. It will be a positive for the community.

editor1 on January 19, 2015

The TLPOA will hold its January worksession at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, Jan.19) at the Lakeview Lodge.