editor1 on September 4, 2015

At a recent TLPOA meeting, directors voted to support the current pool rule that prohibits property owners and guests from bringing food, beverage and coolers into the fenced area of the TLPOA pools.

The vote was split amongst the directors with 5 voting yes and 4 voting no.

We believe there are several factors to consider such as:
* Parents want to bring snacks in for young children. Purchasing snacks can be costly.

* Revenue from the pool side restaurant is important to offset costs of maintaining the pool.

We wonder if it would be possible to find a middle ground where some items may be permitted?

There is also the consideration that some items and glass containers should be prohibited due to safety factors.

What do you think?

editor1 on September 3, 2015

The TLPOA sent out an email regarding “Property Owner Appreciation Month.”

The email stated that property owners would receive three free rounds of golf. However, they would have to pay the cart fee.

We are not sure who thought of this idea.

We wonder what do the nongolfing property owners get?

We suggest inviting property owners to the Lakeview Lodge or Duffers Tavern for a buy one something get the second something free.

Nongolfer property owners should not be left out of the “Property Owner Appreciation Month.”

We all should be invited to participate.

What do you think?

editor1 on September 2, 2015

The TLPOA has announced that all pools and beaches will be closed through Friday.  The pools and beaches will re-open for the upcoming Labor Day weekend, Saturday through Monday.

All pools and beaches will officially close for the season Tuesday, Sept. 8.

This reminds of us, that when the new Lakeview Lodge pool was designed, extra money was spent on heaters for the pool so it could stay open into October.

Since the new pool opened, it seems that it has been closed every year just after Labor Day.

We realize there could be problems with acquiring life guards, however maybe the pool hours could be adjusted instead of just closing the pool.

The story on paying extra money for the special heaters so the pool could be open longer appears to be just fiction.

editor1 on September 1, 2015

There is a diaper dilemma at the Lakeview Lodge pool.

Apparently there have been numerous problems that occurred and the pool had to be shutdown and cleaned.

This resulted in additional costs to maintain the pool and also a loss of revenue to the pool and pool snack bar. Not to mention this is unfair to all the property owners and their guests who want to use the pool and can’t because it is closed.

A solution is to require young children who have not been potty trained to use swim diapers in the swimming pool.

At the August meeting, TLPOA directors voted on a policy for young children using the swimming pools, requiring them to wear swim diapers if necessary. Swim diapers will also be available for purchase if needed.

We hope staff at the pool handle this situation and this solution works.

editor1 on August 31, 2015

At a recent meeting, the TLPOA board of directors discussed soliciting money at the front gate by various groups.

Management and the Safety and Security Committee have proposed that soliciting at the gate or any roadways in Treasure Lake be prohibited.

The proposed revisions to the policy regarding soliciting is being posted for 21 days for property owners to provide written comment.

The TLPOA in the past was cited and fined by OSHA for having employees operate between the 2 incoming lanes of traffic.

TLPOA Board President Steve Tuller reminded directors to review the letter from the attorney regarding the issue.

The letter from the attorney stated that this practice should be discontinued and if an accident occurred the TLPOA could be held liable.

Directors’ Dan Flanders and Carol Korthaus made statements that seemed to make raising money by various groups at the gate or finding a place for them to do this a responsibility of the TLPOA. We don’t agree!

What do you think?

We encourage property owners to send their written comments to the TLPOA office.

editor1 on August 30, 2015

An orientation session was scheduled for the TLPOA Board of Directors for Saturday.

We are anxious to hear the outcome of the session.

The price on this education was not cheap costing us property owners approximately $7,500.

A few years ago the board at that time attended an orientation. From the way that board operated it was clear that the information did not take or there must have been other problems.

editor1 on August 29, 2015

The TLPOA sent out an email this week with a video featuring a “cheeseburger” advertising a band and special concert for Labor Day weekend at the Lakeview Lodge.

The video was quite creative.

We want to know what is your opinion on the video and do you plan on attending the concert?

editor1 on August 28, 2015

There are some property owners who walk along the roads and pick up litter.

They make our community look good and rarely receive recognition for their efforts.

The Community Improvement Club also picks up litter in addition to all their projects.

We want to say thank you to everyone who helps make this community a nicer place. We appreciate all you do.

editor1 on August 27, 2015

The TLPOA has announced that New Providence Beach is now open.

editor1 on August 26, 2015

We have obtained a list of the committee members that were affirmed Monday at the August meeting of the Treasure Lake Property Owners Association board of directors.

Standing committees:
Cayman: Chairman, David Distler. Members: Barb Sager, Jan Morrow, Alan Moore,  Richard Muth, Anita Adamson, James Sinclair, Evan Dittman, Patti Kendall, Sylvia Mallon and Randy Norris.
Recreation: Chairwoman, Terri Kakabadze. Members: Bobbie Anthony, Joan Klaus, Patty Kolback, Toni Clark-Moulthrop and Libby Gray.
Finance: Chairman John McDermott. Members: Bruce Davies, Howard Baker, Tony Cavaiola, Marc Gelfand and Mike Yoha (treasurer).
Property Control: Chairwoman, Sandra Murray. Members: Dan Lutz, Maynard Mellott. Alternates: John Crawford and Gary Brasseur.
Judicial: Chairman, Tom Weis. Members: Cathy Yarkovich, Greg Corbett, Tom Jones, Carol Parry and James Wert.
Golf: Chairman, Jim Deter.
Safety and Security: Chairman, David Singer. Members: Mike Moulthrop, Christian Zanetti, Sam Cornman and Joseph Zelenky.
Infrastructure: Chairman, Nick Hammer. Members: Ken Stuart, Jerry Bankovich, Paul Miller and David Raecher.
House: Chairwoman, JoAnn Zartman. Members: Mimi Goodman, Betsy Schuch, Frank Buzzanca, Bill Morrell and Pat Martinson.
Nomination and Election: Chairman, Gene Grzeda. Member: Larry Martinson.

Special Committees:
Water: Chairman, Joe Krill. Members: David Johe, David Lombardo, Melinda-Hughes Wert, Dennis Magee and Cathy Yarkovich.
Wildlife: Chairman: David Sylvis. Members: John Luchini, Jim Trump, Joe Testi, Jim Jeffers, Scotty Muir and Ken Howard.

editor1 on August 25, 2015

There were more than 15 motions on the agenda at the TLPOA board meeting Monday.

It was surprising how the board worked its way through that amount of business in a relatively short time.

What was more surprising was there was only one comment on the motions.

However, we have been hearing there are some comments on Facebook and of course we are seeing quite a few comments here on the TLT blog.

We urge property owners if they feel strongly or have an opinion about a topic to speak up and tell the board of directors your thoughts. They are representing you and they need to know what you are thinking.

It is better to speak up before the vote than it is to speak out after it is all said and done.

editor1 on August 24, 2015

The TLPOA board of directors will hold its August board meeting at 6 p.m.  Monday at the Lakeview Lodge.

We also noted that the posted agenda has a new look.

editor1 on August 23, 2015

It appears there are some property owners that believe they are being prohibited from asking questions and making comments because the question and answer sessions that occured from time-to-time prior to the worksessions have been cancelled.

That is not the way we see it and its not the way the board president explained it!

As we previously posted, the new format for the worksessions provides the same opportunity for property owners to ask questions and is more convenient.

In the old days, many property owners had to leave work early or skip dinner just to make the question and answer session at 5:30 p.m. and more often than not their question wouldn’t be answered.

We believe the new agenda format provides the same opportunity for property owners to make comments and express their concerns through a simple statement or a question. The only difference that we see is that this will be accomplished as part of the property owner comment period as part of the worksession agenda.

 

editor1 on August 22, 2015

The August TLPOA work session was a hot one.

Literally.

There was a problem with the new air conditioning unit and it quit working.

The room was uncomfortable and downright hot.

The Lakeview Lodge continues to be used for weddings and to host meetings.

Embarrassing yes and unacceptable.

Unfortunately this is not the first time there has been a problem with the heating/air conditioning unit.

There have been meetings during the winter where it was so cold, people had coats and gloves on.

We wonder –  Is there some way that in an emergency situation, temporary equipment could be brought in to at least make the facility comfortable or other arrangements made?