editor1 on April 19, 2015

The TLPOA board of directors will hold a special meeting Monday.

According to the noticed posted on the bulletin board at the TLPOA office, the purpose of the meeting is to fill the board vacancy.

The  vacancy was created when director Chuck Huddy resigned in February.

editor1 on April 18, 2015

A news story from a TLPOA board session several weeks ago stated that Director Joe Krill gave a report from the recently formed special water committee.

The committee was formed to look at water supply issues.

He said the committee immediately began implementing plans for a meeting with Aqua, an online survey for the residents of Treasure Lake, investigation of contracts with Aqua, water quality issues and possible solutions to problems.

He also said that Treasure Lake has no contracts with Aqua regarding providing water or sewage.

Water quality problems continue but Aqua is implementing plans to correct these issues.

Krill said Aqua presently has five wells and one holding tank in Treasure Lake. Aqua has applied to the PUC to increase the capacity at their N23 well; as soon they are given the approval they will be decommissioning three underperforming wells.

Aqua plans on bringing on a new higher water quality well that is below Bimini Dam and will be requesting a right of way (ROW) from the TL POA to connect it when DEP approves the well.

Krill also said the holding tank is 40 years old and is in need of a complete wash out and refurbishing. The entire process takes more than three months to perform and cannot be done during peak operating season which is June through September.

Aqua plans on installing a new filtration plant within 18 months at the N23 well.

Aqua experiences five times the industry average for leaks in lines and  this is due to the age and condition of the pipes that were installed more than 40 years ago.

The committee is looking at alternatives to address any backup water issues.

Krill said the water committee, comprised of property owners Steve Tuller, David Lombardo, Megan Worcester and Dennis Magee, is planning to present its final report and survey results at the April TLPOA work session.

editor1 on April 17, 2015

The TLPOA will hold a question and answer session Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge.

Why is this important?

During the budget hearings and the March TLPOA worksession and board meeting, numerous property owners attempted to ask questions.

Chris Corcoran (board president) repeatedly told property owners to attend the question and answer sessions and ask their questions there. He further stated that’s what the Q and A session is for!

So folks, now is the time to participate and ask your questions.

There is one problem – Don’t be surprised if you don’t get answers as the answers are few and far between.

Also, when you don’t receive an answer don’t be discouraged as it seems that the board prefers that you ‘just go away’.

editor1 on April 15, 2015

It’s a regular occurrence — the back gate entrance bar is not working.

It appears that the automated gate is not operational the majority of the time.

We can understand once in a while but this is on a regular basis.

When the new gate system was purchased after being down for nearly a year, the selling point for this particular gate was that it could be repaired quickly. We have observed that this is not the case.

We hope this situation is rectified soon.

Another point to consider – When not operating properly, why is there no security officer at that gate 24/7 ?

Costs more? That’s the price to be paid for security!

editor1 on April 14, 2015

Wednesday (April 15) is the deadline for candidates for the TLPOA board of directors election to submit their applications.

This year’s election is unusual because five directors will be elected for the nine member board instead of the usual three.

Two vacancies were created when directors Wayne Marhelski resigned in August and Chuck Huddy resigned Feb. 16.

Marhelski was replaced by Alan Moore. Huddy’s seat has not yet been filled.

Directors ending their terms this year include Chris Corcoran, Art Ardire,  Larry Salone, Alan Moore and Huddy’s unnamed replacement.

The Nomination and Election committee will review applications and certify candidates April 20. Drawing for ballot position will be April 23.

Ballots and election material will be mailed June 1. Election results will be announced at the annual property owners meeting in July.

editor1 on April 13, 2015

Editor’s Note: TLT has been asked to post the following information.

For all of you who have donated to the TLOAG thus far, thank you!

For everyone else, keep in mind that to inform property owners that do not reside in Treasure Lake we must mail candidate information with our recommendations for voting.

The election process is the only way we will be able to effect change in our community. We need to get candidates on the board who will look out for the property owners, not their personal agendas and pet projects.

Non-resident votes are the key to success and will help overcome the timeshare bloc vote!

Please mail your contributions to:

TLOAG, C/O Chris Miller. 682 Treasure Lake. DuBois, PA 15801

Also, please spread the word to your Treasure Lake friends and neighbors that donations are vital to our success!!

Thank you.

(Treasurelaketalk is not affiliated with TLOAG)

editor1 on April 13, 2015

The TLPOA Board is having another special executive meeting for a legal session Monday.

One of our readers said they believed that the board under the Corcoran administration has held more executive sessions than any other board in TLPOA history.

Another interesting observation is the topics that have been discussed at these executive sessions.

We understood that executive sessions were meant for legal, personnel and certain real estate issues. Our gang has discussed dishwashers, lake weed treatment, vehicles and restaurant equipment and anything else that they want to shield from property owners.

If the topics were actually legal and personnel we have another problem … that’s lots of legal and personnel issues.

We must be having serious problems in our lifestyle to treasure.

Something is wrong somewhere!

editor1 on April 12, 2015

We have had numerous comments about the envelope full of assessment billing information.

It appears that the manner in which the information is presented is confusing to say the least.

For instance, the letter of instruction concerning the method for payment is not particularly clear and we wonder if it was tested internally before sending to property owners?

What are we talking about?

Pay your assessment by mailing to Arizona but obtain your vehicle and boat stickers locally only if you are a member in good standing.

– Well, lets see — the payment went to Arizona Monday and you go to the TLPOA office Tuesday for your stickers. Oh, the payment isn’t recorded – – forget about the stickers until maybe Friday when the payment may be recorded! What does this mean? Another trip to the TLPOA office!

We encourage property owners who are confused or have questions to contact the TLPOA office at 371-0711.

For next year, we suggest streamlining the payment process, such as do it the way it was done last year. That seemed to work just fine!

That would be called, getting it done in one stop!

editor1 on April 10, 2015

The TLPOA has announced that Saturday will be golf clean up day.

Volunteers who want to help with this project should meet at the Gold Golf Course parking lot at 8 a.m. and should bring work gloves, garden and leaf rakes.

The project involves cleaning the #15 hole area. Rides will be provided for those who need them.

The area can be accessed by walking down the #18 hole cart path and cross over to hole #15.

editor1 on April 9, 2015

We have heard numerous reports, mostly second hand, about events held at the Lakeview Lodge.

The usual report goes something like this, “It went well.”

No details are provided on how many attended and how many dollars resulted in the bottom line or what also needs to be asked — How much money did the activity cost property owners?

We are anxious to hear about the Easter buffet.

Does anyone have any reliable information regarding the attendance or the food preparation and service for the buffet?

editor1 on April 8, 2015

One of our readers contacted us and wanted to know about a blood drive in Treasure Lake.

After some research we discovered that the Treasure Lake Church held a blood drive Tuesday.

We encourage community organizations to submit announcements to TLT.

We are happy to post their events to help keep our readers informed.

editor1 on April 7, 2015

Look at that!

There are signs everywhere.

At the main intersection, the “T” there is a large sign for the church child care center and another one for the Lakeview Lodge.

The Lakeview Lodge sign has been fixed or recycled with a block overlaying type making it look like a used sign that was purchased at a garage sale.

As for more signs — when you come in the main entrance there are numerous signs:  The church, Sportsman Club, Lions Club and the Ski Lodge.

And, we also notice that each time one of these signs are refurbished they grow in size.

Don’t we have a sign policy concerning height, width and what can be displayed?

Then there is a sign for Duffers Tavern at the corner of Bay Road and Caribbean planted right in front of someones’s house. A nice addition to the neighborhood!

Where a sign is needed (such as a marquee similar to the front gate) is at the back gate.

Folks coming and going through that location are kept basicallly in the dark.

What happened to the idea we are suppose to be a clean, clutter free community with a rustic everything blends-in theme?

Maybe it is time to take a look at all these signs and cleanup the clutter.

editor1 on April 6, 2015

We were surprised to receive our TLPOA assessment in the mail.

The letter containing the assessment billing differed significantly from past years.

We suggest that it would have been a positive step for management to announce by eblast and at a work session or board meeting that the bills were in the mail and that they had a different format.

As it is we wouldn’t be surprised if some property owners easily mistake the envelopes as junk mail and discard them.

We hope not as we don’t need property owners in arrears!

editor1 on April 5, 2015

Happy Easter from all of us at Treasurelaketalk.

We thank our readers for their continued support.