editor1 on December 19, 2014

The subject of the community bulletin board and why it was removed from the postal station surfaced at the question and answer session this week.

The response from the board was the postmaster authorized its removal.

A property owner said he contacted the U.S. Postal Service district manager and received a letter that stated regulations concerning community bulletin boards do exist;
however, they address leased and owned Post Offices. These regulations exist to provide official government notices to the public and cannot be used to display items such as private business advertisements. Your town center building is not a Post Office and therefore is not governed under these guidelines.

The property owner said the post office did not authorize the removal of the bulletin board.

TLPOA secretary David Distler said the issue has been addressed several times.

We suggest that property owners or vendors wanting to use the bulletin board to publish an announcement contact the TLPOA office.

editor1 on December 18, 2014

We learned that at the question and answer session this week, a property owner asked about the status of the back gate.

TLPOA General Manager Shirley Elmore said the replacement parts have been ordered.

Security Chief Terry Kline said the gate and pedestal was damaged when a car slid through it.

He said the individual was cited and restitution was made.

Be careful out there!

editor1 on December 17, 2014

Dear Santa,

We are Treasure Lake property owners and we are working on our wishlist for Christmas.

Please bring us a new back gate to replace the broken one on the exit lane.

We also would like to have a new electronic gate at the front entrance this would be something that would benefit all property owners.

We also would like to have a sign board for announcements at the back gate.

We have been good and paid our assessments.

Please don’t forget us Santa!

And, please don’t feed Rudolph and the rest of the reindeer, its prohibited in Treasure Lake.

editor1 on December 16, 2014


Monday’s post on the ugly sweater, contained a typo.

Our readers noticed this and responded pointing out the error.

We want to thank them for reading our website and calling our attention to the hypo v. hyper error.

We surely meant hypo.

Your observations, comments and suggestions are appreciated.

editor1 on December 15, 2014

We understand there is an ugly sweater contest at the Lakeview Lodge.

We definitely support this event.

For the last several months the Lakeview Lodge has been like a cattle barn in January. There has been little or no heat in the big room.

In fact we heard that the recent chamber event was like sitting in a meat locker and several folks reported they had frost bite or hypothermia.

So bring on the sweaters… why stop at wearing one — wear two or three.

Good idea Lakeview Lori!

editor1 on December 14, 2014

The TLPOA has scheduled a question and answer session for 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The December worksession and board meeting will follow.

We are anxious to see what form of financial report will be provided to property owners.

Last month the financial report was not much use and provided little or no information. Basically it was a cash flow report.

The popular and easy to follow favorable and unfavorable report was not provided and has apparently been eliminated.

There has been concern over the financial reports lately, due to the format change that hides the amenity losses…sort of like playing a shell game.

editor1 on December 13, 2014

The TLPOA has sent out an eblast with a holiday greeting featuring the TLPOA general manager and employees.

The video was professionally done and we commend those responsible.

We add a Happy Holiday Greeting to all!

editor1 on December 12, 2014

There have been many eblasts announcing numerous holiday activities happening at the Lakeview Lodge.

While this is wonderful to some, we are concerned that we may see red in more than our holiday decorations.

It is no secret that the Lakeview Lodge cost property owners money.

Last year the Lakeview Lodge cost center showed expense exceeding revenue by over $400,000 and this doesn’t include those events that were billed to the “Recreation Budget”.

While we would like to see the LVL in particular make a profit, it would be encouraging for it to break even or at least come close.

While thinking about this, we also question why we never see a report of the number of attendees at these events.

We enjoy fun and frolic too, but we don’t want to pay the tab for others to experience it.

What do you think?

editor1 on December 11, 2014

We learned that many of the committee chairmen do not attend TLPOA Board meetings.

There are also many people on committees that never attend meetings.

How does a person keep informed with what is happening in the community without attending any of the meetings?

We realize the meetings are not a happy/friendly place to be, however, it would be nice to see some of the folks who volunteer their time and energy so we could acknowledge them and say thanks or pass on an idea.

Management has started a program to introduce committee chairmen and committees. We think this is a great program and we commend them for their  efforts.


editor1 on December 10, 2014

We noticed that the Lakeview Lodge has introduced a new menu.

We also noticed a previous survey from the House Committee was ignored.

The committee recommended that one of the factors to make the Lakeview Lodge a success would be to have it more family oriented.

In our opinion the new menu is not family oriented.

What is your opinion of the new Lakeview Lodge menu?

You can view the menu on the TLPOA website.