editor1 on April 2, 2015

Advanced Disposal spring trash clean-up will be held April 7 and April 9 on your normal collection day.

Property owners may place at the curb a maximum of 10 additional 30-gallon trash bags, or 10 30-gallon cans.

Also: 1 appliance (Freon must be removed from freezers, refrigerators and air conditioners) and/or one piece of furniture (chair, sofa or set of table and chairs) and/or 1 set of box springs and mattress.

No building materials, tires, pipes, or other large items are permitted, and bulk waste should be in garbage containers, or plastic trash bags no larger than 3’x6′ and not heavier than 50 Ibs.

No electronic items will be accepted.

If the property owners need additional items removed, Advanced Disposal will provide containers at a reasonable charge.

 

editor1 on April 1, 2015

The TLPOA has been advertising its Easter buffet at the Lakeview Lodge.

For as long as we can remember the Lakeview Lodge has been in competition with area restaurants for customers.

The price for this year’s Lakeview Lodge buffet is considerably higher than area restaurants.

We are aware there are differences, however in order to be competitive we need to at least be in the same ball park.

Not so long ago the house committee did a survey that said in order for the Lakeview Lodge to be successful it needed to focus  on attracting families.

The upcoming Easter buffet would be out of the range of many families at the price of adults $24.95 and children 6-16 $13.95.

Do the math – – Mom and Dad $49.90, 2 children $27.90, Grandma and Grandpa $49.90. Total for the 6 is $127.70 without tax, tip, beverage.

editor1 on March 31, 2015

We have learned that TLPOA director Joe Krill has an idea to transform one of the golf courses at Treasure Lake.

He talked about his idea at the March TLPOA meeting.

Krill said it makes no sense to keep having two golf courses, when fewer and fewer people are playing golf. Treasure Lake needs to get with the times and chart a sustainable course for the future. Diversifying its attractions is one important way to do that.

He said by having more diverse offerings that are more consistent with what people actually want, Treasure Lake will be far more attractive to potential property owners. Two golf courses is outdated, plain and simple.

Krill said, the TLPOA could convert one of the existing golf courses into a park with walking and biking paths, pavilions for picnics, a children’s playground along with ponds and benches and a fenced in area for dogs to run and play.

He said the golf courses are essentially parks now but without amenities that can be enjoyed by all Treasure Lake property owners.

With regard to maintaining and financing, the cost for maintenance will be minuscule in comparison with the routine maintenance of a golf course and the planned irrigation system for the Silver Course, he said.

Krill is asking that the Treasure Lake Board of Directors compose a ballot initiative for this year’s election of Treasure Lake Directors that states: “If the Treasure Lake Board of Directors determines that it is fiscally unsound to continue financing one of the two existing Treasure Lake golf courses would you support our decision to convert it to a community park/nature area?”

editor1 on March 30, 2015

The TLPOA sent out an email reminder concerning proper use of the recycling area.

Household trash and bulk items should not be left in this area.

If the bins are full, call the TLPOA office at 371-0711. Please do not leave recyclables on the ground. The maintenance crew has to cleanup the area.

Anyone who is found leaving recyclables on the ground or disposing of items such as trash, household articles, etc., will face fines from the TLPOA.

Lets all do our part in helping to keep Treasure Lake spruced up!

editor1 on March 29, 2015

We continue to be overwhelmed by events for fun and frolic.

Said another way, we don’t want to continue paying for other folks to have fun and folic.

Its also of concern that at no time during the budget hearings did we hear that the board of directors is cutting back on events at the Lakeview Lodge or Recreation that don’t at the very least break even.

We have nothing against fun and frolic. In fact we enjoy it too, but other property owners should not be paying for it.

Every time we turn around the Recreation Events Director is having another evening of fun/frolic at the Lakeview.

We heard that one of the most recent events, the St. Patrick’s celebration was not well attended (translation we lost money on this green fiasco).

Listen up. Most people here do not want to be entertained at the Lakeview Lodge.

Some skeptics ask how do you know this..Look at the cold hard facts. There are approximately 4,000 property owners living here and when you have less than 20 people at a special event you know you have a problem.

editor1 on March 28, 2015

We have been asked to post the following information:

The Treasure Lake Owners Action Group (TLOAG) discussed future initiatives at their meeting this week.

Information and donations to the TLOAG can be mailed to:

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

  Treasurelaketalk is not affiliated with TLOAG.

editor1 on March 27, 2015

Our sources tell us that the Treasure Lake Owners Action Group (TLOAG) met last night. More than 100 property owners attended the meeting.

The group under the leadership of property owner Chris Miller was instrumental in opposing the borough initiative.

The board of directors has a history of not listening to property owners and making questionable decisions.

This group has the ability to provide a single voice for property owners.

editor1 on March 26, 2015

We have learned that property owner Steve Tuller took his calculator to the March 23 board meeting and was able to win the shell game (translation — he figured out the financial report used by the TLPOA).

He said the board of directors is using a new reporting system for their financial report that does not show the bottom line for cost centers or show how well they are doing. He said to get to the bottom line, you need a calculator to subtract the expense numbers from the income numbers.

He read the year to date numbers that he extracted from the month and year-to-date budget report through Feb. 28.

The numbers show: Golf a negative $103,820.12, recreation a negative $196,049.09, cottages a negative $67,916.70, campground a negative $200,323.21, Lakeview Lodge and poolside a negative $128,887.77 and the Lakeview Community Center a negative $165,725.92.

Tuller said the total for these is a negative $862,722.81.

He also recommended that the board members take a look at the numbers and consider addressing them as they represent a lot of road paving.

There was no response from board members.

editor1 on March 25, 2015

The Treasure Lake Owners Action Group (TLOAG) is conducting a survey asking property owners for their opinions on the status of the Lakeview Lodge and golf operations.

You can access the survey by following this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TLamenities

It is vital that all requested information be completed in order for the survey to be considered valid.

The results will be presented at the April 20, 2015, Board of Directors worksession.

editor1 on March 24, 2015

The TLPOA election season is under way.

The candidate nomination packets are available at the TLPOA office.

Completed application forms are due at the TLPOA office April 15.

We are encouraging property owners to run for the five director’s seats.

It is time for a change.

Anyone with 20-20 vision can see what can happen when you have a board of  directors like we have.

All of us have had front row seats for the budget stunt and a number of other poorly though through initiatives.

We almost ended up with a $1,200 property assessment.

Plus, don’t forget the hide-the-cost of the golf course watering replacement system, plus the miscalculations on budget items and other hidden and questionable items.

Attending the budget hearings was almost like trying to find the hidden words in a puzzle.

There are still unanswered questions.

It is time for a change!

editor1 on March 23, 2015

Our sources tell us that there was a good turn out of property owners at tonight’s worksession and board meeting.

They also tell us that the board was in rare form restricting numerous property owners from commenting on this and asking questions about that “because it was not on the agenda.”

Watch Treasurelaketalk for more information on tonight’s meetings.

editor1 on March 22, 2015

Treasurelaketalk has been asked to post the following notice.

The Treasure Lake Owners Action Group (TLOAG) will meet Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Treasure Lake Church. The meeting will be held in the Fellowship Room which is in the old section of the church. Primary focus of this meeting will be the upcoming election, candidate interest, and raising funds to send out direct mailers encouraging property owners to vote!

Please spread the word!

editor1 on March 22, 2015

We have been extremely proud of all the property owners that attended the two budget hearings.

The large audience has shown the board of directors that we are not happy with them and we believe the property owners have had enough of Corcoran’s Kingdom.

We are encouraging property owners to keep up the good work and attend the worksessions and board meetings. A meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge.

Keep the pressure on and let the board of directors know you aren’t happy with them and you are not going to follow them over the cliff.

They seem to forget that you are the ones paying the bills.

editor1 on March 21, 2015

We were surprised with the reaction of the board of directors to property owner opposition at the budget hearing Monday.

Frankly we were disappointed with Director David Distler. We expected him to represent the property owners and that did not happen.

Director Carol Korthaus talked (no shouted) about quitting the board which brought encouragement from the audience to support her resignation. From her outward body language and facial expression reaction that seemed to make her more upset.

Property owners that witnessed and heard their reactions believe that Korthaus and Distler did not handle the situation well at all.

We also expected more of a fight from Director Joe Krill. Mild mannered Krill just voted against the budget.

Director Alan Moore has appeared to have joined the Corcoran Club. He is a huge disappointment and we believe he has a conflict of interest with his business and the TLPOA and as a result he should not have been voting.

Director Art Ardiere is another disappointment. He cannot be counted on to represent the property owners. He is more concerned with all of the so called “activity” at the Lakeview Lodge.

Director Larry Salone was a pleasant surprise. He made no secret that he was against the proposed budget and apologized to the property owners for the budget fiasco. Good job Larry!

That brings us to directors Chris Corcoran and Dan Flanders. They did not handled the budget situation well at all. The shift from the first budget to the second budget, and the apparent disregard for what the property owners want is hard to take. These two ring leaders were quite content to shove the budget down the throats of the bill-paying property owners and hand them a lot assessment of $945 when they couldn’t sell their first proposed budget that would have resulted in $1,200 per lot.  Shame on them!