editor1 on October 5, 2015

We would like to thank those responsible for the nice display at the front gate entrance.

The pumpkins and flowers look great as you drive through the entrance.

The yellow flowers placed in the area between the post office and town store are also a nice touch.

We believe it is the Community Improvement Club at work.

Thanks CIC!

editor1 on October 4, 2015

There has been some discussion about the TLPOA buying a new audio system for the Lakeview Lodge.

One of our readers has mentioned items  that should be considered with the new audio  system:

1. We have a property owner who is an expert in audio/visual systems, why not use his expertise to assist in designing the new system?

2. It is important that the new system have a backup recorder. All too often, important information is not transferred from the “tapes” to the minutes.

3. Electronic storage devices should be used to keep meeting information infinitely, no more “destroying the tapes.”

4. The new system should include wi-fi capability so that non-resident property owners have the ability to participate in the meetings as well as those residents who travel to warmer weather during the winter. Simple services such as “go to meeting” can be utilized to increase property owner participation in the decisions that affect all of us, but you need wi-fi to accomplish this! This was a topic at the TLOAG candidate forum, and all participants at that forum indicated they would support a system that would allow nonresident property owner participation!

The property owners deserve to have a voice, resident and nonresident!

editor1 on October 2, 2015

We forwarded along a copy of the financials to one of our favorite “past” directors to get his take on the current state of the financials here at Treasure Lake. As always, there was some interesting commentary and we should all take notice of and question the board with some of his observations.

Wayne: First off, it’s really nice to see that the new board has the common sense to show prior year as well. Of course, if it wasn’t for a few of the past board members screwing around with the old cost centers in order to give an appearance of better performance, that shouldn’t have been an issue last year. But hey, thank Flanders for that.

I didn’t spend a lot of time on the detail financial report, so I stuck to those items that have always been problematic in the past. A couple of things that jump out on the “Month and Year-To-Date Prior Year Comparison Report”:

Lakeview Lodge:

One of the biggest drains on the community is, and continues to be the LVL as a whole. Sadly, they have been trying to separate it into little pieces to try and portray a more favorable picture of it. It’s exactly like taking a big pill and breaking it into smaller pieces so it’s easier to swallow.  It may be easier to swallow, but it still tastes like crap.

Looking at it as a whole, which it really needs to be, it has lost $119,660.35 of the property owner’s money through August. For anyone, board member or otherwise, that wants to argue that the restaurant operation/s and community should be separated consider this:

  • The LVL restaurant pays ZERO utilities. So does it not need water/sewer, electricity, natural gas? That’s unheard of with a restaurant.
  • The LVL restaurant pays ZERO rent. If it truly is a cost center, why aren’t costs properly allocated?
  • The Community Center has had ZERO landscaping costs? So no one has mowed or done any landscaping around this area? That’s really hard to believe.
  • Building maintenance has only amounted to $754 for the 4-month period? Seems a little light when one considers all the issues have been discussed with upkeep on the building.

LVL Restaurant:

One thing that really jumped out at me is the year-over-year performance for the LVL Restaurant, and this should really concern everyone. For the month of the July, the improvement over last year was only $473 in revenue. The year to date performance over the prior year is only $3,781. After a year of the restaurant/s being under the professional group Skyline Ventures, they were only able to increase income by less than $4,000? Someone please explain what exactly is the value that Skyline Ventures is bringing to the table? The revenue increased less than $4,000 but the expenses went up by $50,000 for the same period. Of course, Skyline Ventures still gets their cut of the operation. Also keep in mind, that this time period included what is considered to be the “busy” season. It sure doesn’t seem like the LVL got any busier.


Golf earnings are down YTD which doesn’t bode well for the remainder of the year. Until one of the courses is closed, this will continue to be a drain on the association. My opinion, but one also validated by Chris Corcoran’s own numbers.


Just my opinion, but there is still quite a bit of money being left on the table that could be used for other initiatives. The board is just going to have to saddle up and finally make some hard decisions. I would think that the way this last election turned out, all sorts of things should be getting turned upside down by the board.

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Thanks again Wayne for your assistance.

editor1 on October 1, 2015

At the September TLPOA work session, Director Joe Krill suggested forming a committee to look at acquiring grant money to look at storm water management issues.

Krill said the group would be focusing on the lakes. He said, “The problem is not going to go away it is only going to get worse.”

Directors Dan Flanders and Tony Cavaiola agreed that the storm water issue is an overwhelming task and that storm water management was not a topic for a volunteer group.

Director Dan Fanders suggested forming a committee to look at grant money in general.

TLPOA Board President Steve Tuller asked Flanders and Krill to work together on  establishing parameters for a grant funding committee.

editor1 on September 30, 2015

The TLPOA needs a new sound system desperately.

Sitting in the audience at a TLPOA meeting is painful trying to listen to what is happening.

The snap, crackle, pop, buzzing and whistling sounds are annoying and watching the nine directors pass one microphone back and forth is pitiful.

For a business that advertises itself as a conference center it is embarrassing.

Some folks say that when you have a conference the businesses bring their own sound system… to this we reply horsefeathers…. we know of no business that books a conference then carries along their own sound system complete with microphones and speakers.

The TLPOA throws away thousands of dollars on pool furniture and other miscellaneous knickknacks and they should spend some money so that property owners are able to hear at TLPOA meetings.

The board’s business is important to us we don’t want to miss a single word.

editor1 on September 29, 2015

It appears there is one TLPOA board member who is not a Happy Camper (no offense to the Cayman folks).

During the special meeting to adopt the proposed schedule of fees and charges, director Dan Flanders voted no on all five motions.

At Monday’s meeting he lashed out at the hunters (who are all property owners) involved in the wildlife management hunt.

Flanders wanted to suspend all hunting in the parklets for this year. The hunters have already been selected and purchased their required special license.

Luckily, the other board members did not go along with Flander’s stupid stunt.

We hope Flanders recovers from whatever is ailing him and he starts playing nice.

These recent stunts are accomplishing nothing, only making him look bad.

editor1 on September 28, 2015

The TLPOA will hold its September board meeting at 6 p.m. tonight at the Lakeview Lodge.

According to the posted agenda, it looks like another busy meeting.

editor1 on September 27, 2015

The TLPOA announced that Advance Disposal’s Fall Trash Clean-Up is scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday (normal collection days).

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

Also: One 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 one 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 pounds.

No electronic items will be accepted.

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

editor1 on September 26, 2015

We understand that Director Dan Flanders voted against against all five motions during the special meeting to adopt the fees and charges.

He said he reluctantly voted no.

Flanders did not say why he voted no.

We are disappointed by his actions.

However, this is not the first time he has disappointed property owners. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last.

We also want to point out that despite Flanders no vote, all five motions to adopt the various proposed schedule of fees and charges were approved by the other board of directors.

editor1 on September 25, 2015

At Monday’s TLPOA work session TLPOA treasurer Mike Yoha unveiled a new enhanced format for the treasurer’s report.

This brings us to the good news and bad news.

The good news is the new enhanced format provides more detailed information than previous financial reports.

The old financial reports were like amusing yourself with find the numbers search puzzle.

Property owners were looking here and there for numbers.

Yoha’s new format is quite informative.

The bad news is property owners in the audience did not receive the financial information in their handouts and were unable to follow Yoha’s presentation.

We commend the new board and Yoha for tackling this project.

It appears they may be on the right track.

editor1 on September 24, 2015

The tar and chipping roadwork is underway this week.

The TLPOA announced the following roads are scheduled for work. The roads will remain open while work is underway. Motorists are reminded to use caution when driving in these areas.

Roads: Six Shillings, Warderick, Clifton Bluff, Port Au Prince, San Andres, Jacquelynn Court, Nairn Court, Calabash Court, Pinder Point, Woolendean. Ponce Lane, Cutless Court, Acorn  Lane, Polacca Court and Cotland.

editor1 on September 23, 2015

Sources tell us that it was not a friendly evening for the TLPOA meetings Monday night.

In our opinion the new board members and the left-over board members appear to be working together and moving along on the right track.

However, it appears that some disgruntled property owners want to cause problems!

Would you believe some are former board members?

Just when we thought things were looking up.

There are some people who are always looking for or stirring up trouble.

We hope this board continues to work together on behalf of property owners.

editor1 on September 22, 2015

The TLPOA held the second hearing for the proposed schedule of fees and charges Monday at the Lakeview Lodge.

The board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeview Lodge to vote on the fees and charges

editor1 on September 21, 2015

The TLPOA will hold its second hearing on the proposed 2016-17 fees and charges at 6 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 21) at the Lakeview Lodge. The September work session will follow.

A special board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakeview Lodge for the board to vote on the schedule of fees and charges.