editor1 on March 31, 2014

We were surprised when we heard about the recent debate at the TLPOA board of directors meeting that resulted in a controversy over approving the minutes from executive sessions. We understand that Director Wayne Marhelski pointed out that the minutes of the executive sessions did not state anything about discussing hiring a management firm. There was also nothing […]

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editor1 on March 30, 2014

The calendar says Spring but the weather sure doesn’t look or act like spring. There is a winter weather advisory in effect until 4 p.m. this afternoon. The weather forecast is calling for snow with a chance of freezing rain this morning. Then a chance of snow and rain this afternoon. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs […]

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editor1 on March 28, 2014

We want to commend the nominating and election committee for their work on this year’s election. There have been announcements on the marquee and numerous eblasts with information about submitting your application for election to the TLPOA board of directors. We believe there have been more notices for the election than the announcements last year […]

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editor1 on March 27, 2014

We have learned that the TLPOA named a working group consisting of four directors to begin negotiations with Omni Management Services of  Indianapolis, Ind. This company provides management services to homeowner associations. The directors in the working group are Chris Corcoran, Art Ardire, Larry Salone and David Distler. One of the directors on the working group has his […]

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editor1 on March 26, 2014

We have noticed that Treasure Lake’s now famous “mouse house” is still uncompleted. At one point it was covered with plastic then a blue tarpauline and had a porta potty in the front yard. This house has been under construction or in a state of neglect for as long as we can remember. It is located along a main […]

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editor1 on March 25, 2014

Spring is here and summer will be here before we know it. Some folks told us that the Cayman campground use to be a busy, fun-filled place during the summer. That was before the old Cayman Lodge collapsed. It was hoped that when the lodge was rebuilt that those activities would continue. That did not happen. Apparently […]

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editor1 on March 24, 2014

The TLPOA will hold its March meeting tonight (Monday, March 24) at 6 p.m. at the Lakeview Lodge. The agenda includes a motion to begin negotiations with a company for management services, buying fireworks, approving the deer management  program, approving the purchase of new communication radios and approving a contract for stump dump maintenance.

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editor1 on March 23, 2014

At the March TLPOA worksession Wildlife Committee Chairman Geno Pendalino  discussed the wildlife management hunt. The committee wants to include turkey hunting. He said the hunters have seen flocks of turkey and feel there is no harm in allowing turkey hunting. Director Dan Flanders said he supported the deer hunt but hunting turkeys was a different matter. […]

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editor1 on March 22, 2014

The TLPOA Board of directors approved its 2014-15 budget Monday night. Wonder where your assessment dollars go? The assessment breakdown shows: Maintenance $252 Debt service $148 Roads $111 Security $73 Administration $64 Restaurants $62 Cayman campground $57 Recreation $45 Capital improvements $33 Golf $22 Retail Stores $7 Lakes do not cost property owners money, but […]

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editor1 on March 21, 2014

On Monday the TLPOA board of directors approved a budget for the coming fiscal year effective May 1, 2014. We understand that the board of directors spent numerous Saturdays and extra time working on the budget. The budget presentations made at the two budget hearings were detailed and provided information to property owners that covered […]

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editor1 on March 20, 2014

The TLPOA capital budget for 2015 includes $150,000 capital improvement for a bath house at Captain Kidd Park. We question the need for a “bath house” why not restroom facilities? A property owner pointed out that this is a 700-square-foot block building with a men’s and women’s restroom and said the cost seems extreme. He […]

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editor1 on March 19, 2014

We were surprised to learn that several property owners want to pay higher assessments. Yes. You read this right — they want to pay more money. We say you have got to be kidding! We wonder if these same property owners appear at the DuBois Area School Board or the Sandy Township Supervisors demanding that […]

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editor1 on March 18, 2014

What’s going on here? At a recent TLPOA meeting a property owner asked if Marc Gelfand was the interim chief financial officer. TLPOA Board President Chris Corcoran said he was not. The property owner said they read it on the TLPOA website and Corcoran said that would have to be corrected. At the February TLPOA […]

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editor1 on March 17, 2014

One of the highlights in the proposed 2015 TLPOA budget include hiring a consulting company at an estimated cost of $15,000 to research dredging Treasure Lake. It was emphasized at the Monday meeting that this is the first step to see what the project will cost and what is involved. It was also noted that there […]

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