editor1 on January 21, 2017

Treasurelaketalk welcomes comments from our readers.

To keep you informed, we have been accused of not posting some comments – – This is true.

Unfortunately we have some readers who submit comments that are not appropriate and contain offensive comments including profanity, this does not benefit anyone.

These and other comments that declare certain people thieves, drunks and other name calling will not be published. Otherwise, we will publish any appropriate commentary.

editor1 on January 20, 2017

The agenda for Monday’s meeting includes a motion for the Omni Management agreement.

We do not know what this means. Does it mean that the board of directors is considering extending the contract or does it mean  that the board of directors is considering ending the contract?

editor1 on January 19, 2017

We have learned that the proposals for the new guard house were discussed at Monday’s meeting.

There is a huge difference between the proposals and the price of $150,000 that was in the budget.

We hope the board takes a close look at all the costs before making a decision.

Do we need all the bells and whistles? Can we cut the costs?

We heard that the price is nearly $280,000 and that does not include the new gate system!

editor1 on January 18, 2017

Pavilion rentals are being accepted at the TLPOA Administrative Office.

All reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Rentals are for Cayman Landing, Captain Kidd Park and both New Providence Beach pavilions.

Rental fee must be paid in full within seven days of reservation.

editor1 on January 17, 2017

We have learned that Monday’s TLPOA meeting was not boring to say the least.

Property owners are missing out on how business is sometimes conducted in Treasure Lake.

Some directors take their role very serious and try to do the best they can for the property owners. They question details and how our money is being spent.

Property owners should see their board of directors in action. Caution: Some of the language is not appropriate for young children. One director seems to believe that swearing is an attention getter. Unprofessional to say the least!

editor1 on January 16, 2017

We have learned that management has hired an assistant manager.

We would like to know who will be paying for this new assistant manager.

There was some major confusion whether the current general manger who is an employee of Omni Management Services should be paid by Omni or by Treasure Lake. Apparently Treasure Lake is paying her salary.

Who wants to bet that Treasure Lake property owners will get stuck with paying for the new assistant manger too?

When the former board of directors brought in Omni, one of the major selling points was that it would save us money in management and bring experience in restaurants and golf.

Well folks, do the math….we bet we are paying more than ever for management and consulting services.

editor1 on January 15, 2017

The TLPOA will hold its January worksession Monday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge.

editor1 on January 14, 2017

Plans for the Winterfest have changed.

Due to lack of snow, the sled derby and kids crafts portions of Winterfest will be postponed temporarily. The other Winterfest activities will continue as planned.

The polar plunge will be held at 11 a.m. at the Treasure Lake marina. Registration is at 10 a.m.

There will be beer and wine tasting from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chili and soup will also be available for purchase.

At 3 p.m.  activities move to the Treasure Lake Ski Lodge for the Chili & Chowder Contest (inside) and a Bonfire (base of Ski Lodge hill) starting at 3 p.m.

 

editor1 on January 13, 2017

After we posted Thursday that an assistant manager was hired we received information that the name is Colin Mcilwain.

editor1 on January 12, 2017

We have heard that the TLPOA staff has been introduced to a new hire by our general manager – – the Assistant General Manager!

We have also heard from a number of property owners that asking board members if they can identify the name of the new hire will get you nowhere as they have not been notified of the hire.

We see a problem with this process! Anybody else out there see a problem?

editor1 on January 11, 2017

We have learned there appears to be a discrepancy in the assessment category.

At the December TLPOA meeting, directors discussed the status of an assessment audit for the 2014-15 assessment income.

During discussion it was stated that this type of audit could take 160-240 hours and cost up to $40,000.

Secretary/Treasurer David Distler said the financial information went through three systems in a matter of months. He said Treasure Lake used an accounting system, then came a local accounting firm  and then Omni with Jenark.

Director Mike Yoha said the new year started in May 2014 so they are looking at a two month period for auditing and they need to find out where the discrepancy is.

Director Joe Krill asked how much is the discrepancy?

Yoha said it was close to $400,000. Sounds like no small amount of dollars to us!

editor1 on January 10, 2017

There is a winter weather advisory until 11 p.m. tonight. Snow before 1 p.m., then snow, possibly mixed with sleet between 1-4 p.m., then freezing rain and sleet after 4 p.m. High near 31. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Freezing rain and sleet before 10 p.m., then rain. Temperature rising to around 38 by 1 a.m. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.

Please use caution when driving.

editor1 on January 9, 2017

The Treasure Lake Community Protection Team will be hosting a Ham Radio Level 1-Technician License Prep Class Series in February. Classes are: Monday, Feb. 12; Wednesday, Feb. 15; Monday, Feb. 20; and Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Classtime is from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $30 (For License Manual). Classes will be held at the Treasure Lake Sportsman’s Club in Cayman Landing.

The Level 1-Technician test will be given  Saturday, Feb. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Lakeview Lodge. The cost to take the test is $14 and must be paid that morning.

The class size is limited to 25, so first come first serve. Deadline to register is Feb. 1.

For more information contact David Singer at 371-0283.

editor1 on January 8, 2017

Treasure Lake continues to grow.

According to the minutes from the Property Control Committee, 11 permits were issued for new homes in Treasure Lake last year.