editor1 on May 29, 2017

Treasure Lake Talk on the occasion of celebrating Memorial Day extends our appreciation to all of those that have served and continue to serve in our armed forces and those that gave their lives on behalf of our great nation. Thank you!

editor1 on May 28, 2017

The craft and vendor event at Cayman Landing campground today was a success. Lots of people, lots of vendors!

Now, if we spent a bit more time cleaning the grounds in the area of the demolished ice cream shack we might look a bit more organized.

editor1 on May 28, 2017

The Lakeview Lodge Pool will be open today through Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Pool at Cayman Landing will be open from 1-7 p.m. through Memorial Day Monday.

The beaches will be open from noon to 5 p.m. through Memorial Day Monday.

editor1 on May 27, 2017

The Cayman Campers Club will kick off summer with a vendor/craft show Sunday, May 28 from noon to 5 p.m.
Vendors include:

Hollie’s Homemade Soaps
Scentsy
LuLu Roe
Damsel In Defense
Premier Jewelry
Doterra Essential Oils
Magnolia & Vine Jewelry
Avon
Forever Frames
Donahue’s Chow Station
Big D’s BBQ
The Taco Man
Serene Beans
Log Cabin Specialties

There will also be solid oak, cherry and hickory furniture

editor1 on May 25, 2017

The TLPOA Board of Directors recently awarded the bid to Irrigation Technical Service Company of Valencia, Pa., to upgrade the Silver Golf Course pump station at a cost of $48,286.

editor1 on May 24, 2017

TLT has received information on the recent survey.

According to Chris Miller, there were 220 verified responses and 285 were discarded because they could not be verified.

The survey results can be found at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-3HJBDVFH/

editor1 on May 23, 2017

One of our readers submitted the following information.

“A few months ago we were asked to participate in a survey concerning our  amenities. I did take the time to respond but have never seen any results.”

Do any of our readers have information on this?

editor1 on May 22, 2017

The May TLPOA Board of Directors meeting will be held tonight (Monday, May 22) at 6 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge.

editor1 on May 21, 2017

We are aware that the Ski Lodge is closed. However, the property should be maintained and the grass cut while the board of directors decides what to do with the building.

The property does not look good in its current condition and we don’t need another abandoned building as the old TLPOA building waiting to be demolished!

editor1 on May 20, 2017

One of our readers provided the following information for posting.

“Maybe Treasure Lake residents don’t know that a dumpster is available at the Sandy Twp. Municipal building once a month. Large items like toilets don’t belong at the recycle bins.”

Help keep our community clean by doing the right thing. Don’t litter!

editor1 on May 19, 2017

We have learned that the Treasure Lake Church has been designated as a Red Cross emergency shelter.

The structure will be used for emergencies and will be operated by the Red Cross

editor1 on May 18, 2017

Aquatic Environment Consultants was scheduled to treat both Treasure and Bimini Lakes for weed growth today.

editor1 on May 17, 2017

The TLPOA has announced that Wilson Excavating is scheduled to begin paving on Inner Treasure Lake Road on Thursday. The paving project is planned to start on the Trinidad Beach side of Inner Treasure Lake Road.

One driving lane will remain open at most times throughout construction. Access will be limited to local traffic, emergency vehicles, school buses and waste management vehicles only.

Motorists may experience some congestion and delays may be necessary.

Traffic control will consist of flaggers and road signs. Please use caution when driving in these areas.

 

editor1 on May 16, 2017

The following information was provided by Chris Miller.

Past financial decisions on the part of those who run Treasure Lake have steered our ship on a blind course without a compass to guide it. If we are not diligent with future management decisions, we will fast become lost at sea. Has Treasure Lake ever truly had control of their finances? I believe if they had, we would have a sound capital reserve account. As it stands now, the money in that account was borrowed using a variable interest loan. Had our past decisions passed the due diligence test, we would not be borrowing money, working the books and delaying projects in order to pay for unplanned expenses such as the flood damage, unexpected buildings and grounds repairs and most recently the AC system at Lakeview Lodge. We would not have 5 million dollars in unfunded projects, and we certainly would not be asking the property owners for assessment increases and possible special assessments had sound management practices been followed; and we wouldn’t be pointing fingers in an attempt to blame one thing or another; or each other for that matter. Our current revenue stream is $980 per lot. With all of the confirmed projects currently in the mix, we would be forced to consider bankruptcy in order to complete them all due to a lack of reserves.

Have we lost control of our destiny, I think not at this point, but without a clear vision and knowledge of what we need to get there, we are definitely on the boundary! We can spend all year caught up in changing policies while ignoring simple street signs that should have been replaced a long time ago.

Compare our situation to a young boy shooting his bow and arrow at the side of a barn. With each strike of one of his arrows, the boy runs to the barn and draws a circle around it. His father notices and asks the boy why he is drawing the circle around each individual arrow. The boy replies, “If I put a circle around each arrow, I can say for certain that I have hit the target.” It is time for Treasure Lake to stop drawing haphazard circles around the arrows they are firing and focus on the true target!

As board members and potential board members, we ask property owners to vote for and trust us with decisions that can essentially destroy their life savings. They have invested in their homes and property; we owe it to them to actively solicit their input on issues. We cannot operate with blinders on at the monthly meetings and assume we are representative of the population without asking them for their input. We must use every available avenue to get information to those who are unable to attend meetings. We must champion transparency and stop playing with property owners’ futures behind closed doors!