At the November board meeting board member David Singer commented about severe budget issues facing the TLPOA. What he didn’t mention was all the money past boards have wasted and continue to waste on major projects that only a small number of property owners use. He didn’t mention that we would have been in much better financial condition if the money had been used more wisely. Instances of some of these projects are as follow.
New AC unit for Lakeview Lodge, 50K plus many more thousands to keep it running. The unit has been a lemon since its purchase and now management, after only 3 paltry years of use, wants to replace it with a unit 5 to 6 times as expensive. Remember, this unit was bought without going through bidding procedures as outlined in our Bylaws.
New watering system at the Silver Golf Course. The old one was working fine but we just had to have a new one because the old one surely was going to break someday.
New convenience centers at Cayman. These were needed but due to poor design the shower stalls tend to flood the inside of the buildings. We think that whoever reviewed and approved the specifications for these buildings should have been canned a long time ago.
Can we ever forget the boro fiasco.
The Ski Lodge was another financial nightmare. Not only did the former “renter” not pay his bills on time, (the TLPOA had to actually threaten to take him to court many times) he had very favorable terms which were well below the going rate for such an establishment in the DuBois area all the while the he was competing with TLPOA eateries financed by property owners and these TLPOA eateries are big money loosing establishments to begin with. To add insult to injury the TLPOA had to bail the former “renter” out of his tax bill of over 50 thousand dollars to just get our (TLPOA) liquor license back.