on October 8, 2017

We learned that the TLPOA squandered $1,386.70 to respond to a civil suit filed by property owner Chris Miller.

Chris Miller was seeking $106.59 for a fine he paid for a citation that he claims was not his (more information coming on this issue).

Anyone can figure out that this cost the TLPOA more money than if it would have reimbursed Chris Miller the amount he was seeking.

In other words, it cost the TLPOA $1,386.70 to save $106.59.

on October 6, 2017

The TLPOA will be hosting a Town Hall meeting Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cayman Lodge.

Speakers will address updates to the Security guardhouse, status of the decrepit Ski Lodge plus other subjects.

We encourage all property owners who can, to attend.

on October 5, 2017

Aqua Pennsylvania has once again demonstrated their commitment to modernizing the water system in Treasure Lake.

At a press conference held today representatives of Aqua outlined the next phase of water line replacement that will take place on Bay Road.

Property owners in Treasure Lake have been very fortunate in that Aqua has and is keeping their commitment to modernizing the antiquated, very poorly maintained system that they purchased from TESI.

on October 4, 2017

A considerable number of property owners have requested permission to continue Treasure Lake Talk, also known as TLT.

After careful consideration we have approved their request.

They intend on maintaining TLT’s commitment to being a source of honest, reliable information regarding the Treasure Lake community and a forum for open discussion of issues important to the property owners of Treasure Lake.

If you have any suggestions regarding issues important to you or topics that have not been discussed then please send them in.

Thank you.

on September 9, 2017

Treasurelaketalk (TLT) is a community service providing information on events and issues for the Treasure Lake community. TLT is not responsible for any comments posted. Each comment expresses the view of its author and not the views of this forum or any entity associated with this forum. We do not vouch for the accuracy or completeness of any post and are not responsible for the contents of any post.  We reserve the right to not publish and to delete any post.

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We’re moving on!

September 10 is the last day.
Its been 5 years since the site was launched to provide a way for you to express thoughts and opinions.

To the loyal Treasure Lake Talk participants and followers,
Thank you.

on September 7, 2017

Treasurelaketalk (TLT) is a community service providing information on events and issues for the Treasure Lake community. TLT is not responsible for any comments posted. Each comment expresses the view of its author and not the views of this forum or any entity associated with this forum. We do not vouch for the accuracy or completeness of any post and are not responsible for the contents of any post.  We reserve the right to not publish and to delete any post.

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Policy Problems

We have learned that proposed policy revisions for Safety and Security Policy S-9 failed with a tie vote. The policy deals with property owners being responsible for the fines of guests, renters, contractors and delivery people.

Directors Toni Clark Moulthrop, Michael Yoha, Steve Tuller and George Cobert voted against the motion. Directors Dick Whitaker, Joseph Sbaffoni, Larry Salone, and David Singer voted in favor of the motion. The posted policy received nine negative comments.

Tuller said he was voting no because he was concerned with holding property owners responsible when security personnel were not logging guests and other people into the community and day passes were not being issued. He said there is no record and it is impossible to enforce this policy without a gate system.

Moulthrop said she was voting no. She said if they get the gates they can control this.

Singer said the board previously discussed the issue and it was a common practice in homeowner associations. He said it was very rarely used because most people pay their fines. He said the policy has been in existence since 2000. He suggested continuing the practice.

on September 5, 2017

Treasurelaketalk (TLT) is a community service providing information on events and issues for the Treasure Lake community. TLT is not responsible for any comments posted. Each comment expresses the view of its author and not the views of this forum or any entity associated with this forum. We do not vouch for the accuracy or completeness of any post and are not responsible for the contents of any post.  We reserve the right to not publish and to delete any post.

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A property owner submitted the following letter to TLT.

Dear Ms. Moulthrop and esteemed Board Members,
I would be grateful for the courtesy of a response from you to my inquiry on August 26, 2017, requesting the authority and reasoning, legal or otherwise, as to why Chris Miller has not yet been seated as a board member. Why is the Board continuing to delay Mr. Miller’s seating?

I am not sure what you mean by “competing issues” with respect to seating Mr. Miller. The only requirement for board membership of which I am aware is that Mr. Miller must be a property owner in good standing. I understand he meets this requirement. Any reliance on Bylaw 5.7, allowing for “up to 60 days” to fill the seat has in my opinion been taken out of context. My research reflects that this 60 day period was designed to counter the impact of the Crown Resorts bloc vote. More particularly, I understand that prior to enactment of 5.7, the board would solicit property owners to apply for the vacant seat, which countered filling the vacancy by the next highest vote-getter thereby disenfranchising the popular vote. The \”60-day\” provision was intended to be applied only when none of the other candidates (if any) chose to accept the vacant seat. That is simply not the case here. Mr. Miller has accepted the open seat and I really don’t think the Board can dismiss the fact that he received 500+ actual property owner votes, the second highest number of votes without the Crown Resorts corporate bloc vote. Clearly, Mr. Miller has the popular vote.

Likewise, it is my impression that any reliance placed on delaying Mr. Miller’s seat due to his court filing to recover a $106 fine assessed to him by the TLPOA for a traffic citation to a third party who was not his guest, a policy I understand was voted down, is not sufficient to delay Mr. Miller’s seat. The TLPOA’s cross complaint against Mr. Miller for $1,300+ due to an alleged frivolous lawsuit (a cross complaint that I understand was authorized by the General Manager rather than the Board), also does not support the decision to delay Mr. Miller’s seating.

Frankly, I am aware of no legal authority or TLPOA policy in this regard that would support the Board’s continued delay of seating Mr. Miller, and for this reason I am requesting again the authority upon which the Board is relying in denying Mr. Miller his seat.

I understand following the Board of Directors meeting on August 28, 2017, Mr. Miller was told by the Board President in the presence of several other homeowners that his seating had been delayed because the Board does not want to fight with Mr. Miller. I find this statement astonishing and in my opinion fuels the suspicion that the Board is advancing personal preferences rather than the best interests of the property owners and the POA. I believe that such behavior has no place here and certainly is not a permitted reason allowing for delay of Mr. Miller’s seat under either PA law or the TLPOA governing documents, more particularly, the roles and responsibilities of Directors as set forth in the Board Member Manual, Policy A-46.

Thank you for your time. I will look forward to the courtesy of a prompt response.
Respectfully,
Gina Harasti
Non-resident property owner in good standing

on September 4, 2017

Everyone at Treasurelaketalk wishes you an enjoyable and safe holiday.

on September 3, 2017

The Treasure Lake Women’s Golf Association has raised $9,432 over the past five years for Breast Care Services at Penn Highlands DuBois.

The group recently presented a check for $2,600 to the Fund Development Department of Penn Highlands Healthcare. “Swing Fore Women’s Health” had 48 golfers tee off for the cause on June 22 at Treasure Lake.

on September 1, 2017

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A Reader Writes

The blog should recommend that all property owners read the August 10 Treasure Chest. There are some great pictures in the Chest and a very sobering booklet titled Good News for Treasure Lake Property Owners–status of lakes and while reading do a little reading between the lines while you are at it.

on February 26, 2012

Welcome to the inaugural of treasurelaketalk.com
a blog designed for YOU.

Why this blog?

For the past few years, property owners have been discouraged from speaking or asking questions of the board of directors at Treasure Lake meetings. When property owners gather up the courage to ask questions there is most often no response from the board of directors or management. They are either uncomfortable responding or are just plain arrogant.
Property owner money pays to operate our community.
We believe property owners deserve the courtesy of a response!
What do you think?
We want to hear from YOU…

The blog treasurelaketalk.com will provide information, announcements, stories and news along with posting property owner questions and comments.

Stay tuned for news about:
* What’s good…..
* What’s bad…..
* Your $$$ and the upcoming budget
* The borough initiative
* The cost to operate the Lakeview Lodge

And more….

Remember:
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