editor1 on November 21, 2014

At the worksession this week, the subject of a message board for the back gate was discussed.

This installation has been discussed numerous times over the years and we believe this is a much needed item.

Many property owners use the back gate and have no idea of what is going on in the community.

The TLPOA spends money on pool furniture and golf equipment to benefit individuals who use those amenities.

The back gate is used by property owners and installing a message board in that location would be money well spent and would benefit many folks.

editor1 on November 20, 2014

The TLPOA board of directors voted to adopt the proposed schedule of fees and charges Monday.

The second hearing was held before the vote.

We understand there were several changes in the property control category regarding permit fees.

There were also several changes for the Cayman Landing storage fees, site rentals and cabin rentals.

Proposed golf fees remain unchanged from last year with the addition of a junior golf category.

editor1 on November 19, 2014

It was a cold snowy day Saturday and the road crew was here paving and working on the roads.

You don’t normally see crews paving and working in this type of weather.

This type of work is done in the summer and fall months – but, not in Treasure Lake where nothing is normal!

For one reason or another the paving was delayed until now.

We hope the cold weather now does not cause problems later, if it does we have spent lots of money only to have work done again

editor1 on November 18, 2014

Winter is here and that brings cold, ice and snow.

The roads in Treasure Lake can be slippery and dangerous at times.

What looks like a wet road can be black ice.

We urge all drivers to use caution during this time of year.

With the many miles of roads it can take the maintenance department some time to get to the back roads.

Be careful out there!

editor1 on November 17, 2014

We noticed that someone was driving through the median strip between the incoming and outgoing lanes on Coral Reef Road.

The incident occurred between Friday night and Saturday morning.

This cuts up the grass in that area making it look terrible and is also dangerous.

Anyone observing this type of activity should call security immediately.

editor1 on November 16, 2014

The TLPOA is planning a marathon Monday.

The evening will start with a question and answer session at 5:30 p.m.,  followed by the second hearing for the proposed schedule of fees and charges. That will be followed by the November worksession and then the board meeting.

editor1 on November 15, 2014

We have heard rumors that at the November meeting of the Treasure Lake Sportsman Club it was announced that the club will be voting to expand the club house.

It was also voiced that the POA should pay for it!

We find this claim to be outrageous – – while the TLPOA may be asked to help pay for the club’s renovations the property owners should not have their dollars pay for renovations to a private club house.

We recall that the TLPOA gave the sportsmans club the cabin in exchange for volunteer work.

Don’t forget that the property owners are already paying for the insurance on the shooting range and have done so since the range was established.

Property owners cannot use the range unless they are members of the sportsman club.

Is the TLPOA also paying for the utilities for the club house?

It is time that the club starts paying their own way and also the club should pay for the shooting range insurance.

What do you think?

editor1 on November 14, 2014

It is a very important time in Treasure Lake.

A capital reserve study was presented to property owners last week and the first hearing for fees and charges was presented this week.

The budget is just around the corner.

There is one thing missing — a finance committee.

In the past the finance committee played an important role in the development and monitoring of the budget and made recommendations to the board of directors concerning various fiscal issues.

We are wondering who is watching the store?

editor1 on November 13, 2014

At the Capital Reserve Study presentation, Treasurer Dan Flanders talked about various options for funding the capital reserve which could include acquiring additional borrowing.

TLPOA Board President Chris Corcoran talked about options that would include an increase in the property owner assessment.

The presentation showed increases of $50 in 2015, $25 in 2016, $25 in 2017 and $25 in 2018.

The four year total assessment increase would be 14.5 percent.

It would result in the current assessment of $860 increasing to $985 by 2018.

This increase would be for capital reserve and Corcoran said  there could also be an increase in the operating budget.

Both Corcoran and Flanders said that the board members had not endorsed any particular strategy concerning the capital reserve fund.

editor1 on November 12, 2014

Committee members were approved at the October TLPOA meeting.

Members include:

Recreation: Bobbi Anthony, Joan Klaus, Patty Kolbach, Teri Kakabadze, Kim Hannon, Toni Clark-Moulthrop, Toni Ward.

Safety and Security: Mike Moulthrop, Christian Zanetti, Sam Cornman,  Joseph Zelenky.

Water committee: Dave Lombardo, David Johe, Koa Yntema.