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2015 President’s Report


Office Notes


CLCA Bus Stop


K of C Dinner


2015 Treasurer’s Report




Candidates Conashaugh Letters


Classifieds 10 CLCA Budget Proposal 10 CLCA Reserve



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CLCA Annual Meeting


Welcome to the Annual/Summer Edition of the Conashaugh Lakes Courier. It is one of two Courier publications issued each year. In addition to general articles, this edition includes information regarding the proposed budget for 2015/2016 and Board Candidates. The Annual Meeting always takes place on the last Saturday of September which this year falls on September 26th. This year it will be held at the St. Vincent’s Parish Hall which is located just south of Conashaugh. Start time for the meeting is 9:00 a.m. Despite folk lore and tales of insanity past, the meetings of the last several years have gone smoothly albeit are lightly attended. Refreshments will be served. Approximately one month before the meeting all members are mailed a ballot. Owners are permitted one vote regardless of the number of people on a deed or properties owned by that party. For example if two people together own five properties, they are only eligible for one vote.  If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by August 30th, Please contact the CLCA office.

© Copyright 2014 102 Conashaugh Trail Milford, Pa 18337 P: 570.686.4000 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President/Treasurer Vice President Secretary Director Director Director Director

Fred Kline John Crerand Bob Weed Reggie Iglesias Bill King Joe Kistle Josef Lalor


Jeanne Calabrese


Liz Sori Administrative Assistant Dawn Cuneo Book Keeper

Votes can be cast by mail or in person. If you are returning your ballot by mail, it is important that you use the provided envelope addressed to our Accountants, Beck, Gogolski and Poska. Please do not include dues payments or other correspondence with your ballot. Do not mail or deliver your ballot to the CLCA Office. We cannot accept them. If you prefer to vote in person at the meeting you will be provided a ballot upon sign in. CLCA recognizes proxies for the Annual Meeting. A proxy is a written authorization empowering another person to vote or act for the signer. Included on your ballot is a section to assign a proxy. This gives members the opportunity to continue to vote beyond the initial mailed ballot. If additional voting is necessary at the meeting and you are not present or have not assigned a proxy your voting power ends after your initial, mailed in vote. An example of where additional voting would be required is in the event of a failed or tied budget vote. If you assign a proxy on your ballot, it is important to be familiar with that person’s position and visa-versa regarding candidates and the budget. The proxy assigned by you is not informed by us as to how you voted on your mailed in ballot and, without knowing your position will likely use your proxy to vote their own conscience. Please note that mail-in deadlines and eligibility to vote are strictly followed. If you have any questions regarding ballots, proxies or the Annual Meeting, please do not hesitate to contact the CLCA Office.


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CLCASSOCIATION 2015 President’s Report by Fred Kline

To all CLCA members: Among the many lessons I’ve learned in more than fifty some years in a variety of endeavors is the value of a trusted advocate. As President of the CLCA board of Directors, I can assure you that the members of the Board are strong advocates for the interests of our Community Members. We work hard to represent your interest by working with Office staff to see that everything done is for the benefit of all members, both young and old. The Board of Directors and the staff in the Office are always concerned that all we do is for your benefit and no one else’s. This year we have again accomplished road paving with one dirt road paved and several others updated to maintain their condition as they age. We intend to pave another dirt road next year. Maintaining the roads that are already paved are a priority. This year we were able to pave more length of road using a tar and chip application. This method is less expensive than traditional paving and allows for the life of a road to be extended. It won’t allow the time between re-paving to be as long as the previous methods. It should help in allowing us to pave all or a portion of a dirt road each year. Paving all or a portion of a dirt road is my goal. Many ask how it is decided which dirt road will be paved. Several factors go into deciding this such as the number of developed properties on a road, length of the road, traffic use for the road, cost to maintain the unpaved road and last but not least money available to do the paving. Also this year we were able to replace the Grader that was purchased in 1970 at a cost of $42,000. At a 3% inflation rate over the years the cost to replace it would have been $98,700.00. We were able to purchase a newer, used grader for $ 45,825 while receiving $22,000 for our trade in. Late this year the Ford F350 reached the end of its life and we have replaced it with a used Chevrolet Silverado. The F350 was purchased in 2006 at a cost of $68,000 w/plow. We received $4,000 trade in against the cost of a “Fleet Lease” return vehicle for $49,000. All of the above purchases were accomplished using Reserve Money. Reserves accounts are funded by allocating money every year in the budget for “Reserves” There are two Reserve Accounts. One is for Roads and the other is General Reserves.

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CLCASSOCIATION Office Notes Jeanne Calabrese

Summer did not delay her arrival this year. She gave spring the old heave ho with temperatures in May jumping from freezing to the 80’s. Welcome to NEPA. Despite an early drought watch for our area we had a very wet June and first couple of weeks in July. Even with the rain work was accomplished. Roads were repaired and paved much earlier than in years past. Generally extensive road work took place in late August into September, but the Board of Directors wanted to get a jump on the work and take advantage of summer weather to allow leveling courses to cure before tar and chip was applied. Much has happened since the last issue of the Courier. Some of which you can read below. Mailbox Area In January the mailbox area sign was illuminated. It previously did not have an on/off switch and required manually pulling a plug each night. A timer was purchased and installed for illuminating the sign. The timer has a photocell allowing the sign to illuminate at dusk and remain on for six hours. The Maintenance department completed construction and installation of a bulletin board as well as extending the ground area surrounding that and the recycle bins.


Roads As mentioned in the President’s message, previously unpaved Gwinnett Road was fully paved. In addition tar and chip applications were done to Cree, Cayuga, Pine Grove and a section of Seneca. Maintenance repaired and applied new materials to unpaved roads including lower Overbrook, Junco, White Tail and Water Lily and performed maintenance on other non-paved roads. This might seem a little early and you may be sitting poolside reading this now but within a couple of months may be into the throes of an early snowfall. Please be aware that we do not have a “bare road” policy when it comes to snow removal. During minor snow events we sometimes receive inquiries as to why maintenance is not out plowing. Please understand that plows are not out immediately when snow starts to fly. Sometimes snow fall can last for a majority of the day however just over an inch accumulates. Anti skid applied during other snow and rain events can still be evident through the new snow. Due to the cost of materials combined with the fact that the snow amounts do not require plowing, only sides of the main and other paved roads may be cut back leaving the anti skid in the center. Social media “experts” reporting on various other sites make it difficult at times.  People reporting “horrible” conditions for various roads/highways/communities stirs up

readers and other commentators when sometimes no such conditions exist. Some feel they need to see the pavement for roads to be satisfactory. A lack of traffic combined with low temperatures can prevent roads from baring down to pavement even on the most sunny day. Unlike PennDot we do not have waves of people sitting in the wings waiting to tag team the next shift. Our workers come in at all times, even Holidays, even after having worked a whole day earlier and do a great job with keeping our roads as safe as possible. For the record, we don’t pre-treat roads in our Community.  We actually use very little salt on the roads (a one to three ratio with anti-skid). It often amazes me when I see and hear comments about salting the roads. With wells and waterways why would we want to do that? The salt has to go somewhere when it runs off the road. It is also quite expensive and when temperatures get below certain points is useless. Dues All dues payment plans need to be paid up by August 28th. Gate cards are deactivated monthly for nonpayment of dues. If the account continues in this status the mailbox is locked down and then the account is referred to collections. Security Sargent Sara Gabell and Officer Aaron Duckett resgined from United American Security in early January. Sara to pursue another career and Aaron to attend college. Officer Ray Kelejian was


CLCASSOCIATION assinged by UAS to assume Sara’s role when she departed. A Training Guide for CLCA operations was assembled and given to Security personnel. In-house training was also offered to UAS Staff. The alarm panel in the office which was over ten years old failed. Our alarm Company, Vector installed a new panel which was covered by our maintenance contract with them. Fire Damaged Homes One of two fire damaged homes on Seneca was demolished. The second of the homes remains standing but was boarded in July after multiple requests followed by a demand and threat to take legal action by our Attorney. The property was originally going to be fenced at the request of the owner’s attorney but it was boarded instead. It has been reported that the insurance company and estate for the remaining home is in settlement negotiations and the home will be eventually demolished. Electric In an effort to reduce energy costs the Board approved an offer by Inspire Energy in February for generation charges. Since there has been inconsistent feedback regarding different energy companies, it was decided to test the offer for lower costs by using this company on only one of our nine meters. As of this date there has not been a remarkable difference noted in the cost for the meter. We are not bound in a contract to continue using this company and will monitor further before deciding to change back or turnover additional accounts. Volunteer Thanks Member Laura Elaro started a Poke Mon club in February which met on Wednesdays during the school year. Laura is also a Girl Scout Leader in our Community as are members Pam Wood and Debbie Boulanger. Thanks for all you do! Member Elena Luyando is always there with her camera, capturing photos for us to share. Thank you Elena for your contributions and for your important work with the Boy Scouts. Thank you to Lynn and John McCauley who also dedicate their time volunteering with the Scouts. Thank you to Jessica Olcott and Barbara Hamilton along with Kristen Kelleher for getting the Easter Bunny to our Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Members of the community were treated on the last day of school. Brian and Barbara Hamilton were on hand to dish out ice cream at the Rec Building. Special thanks to Regina Knight, Neil Johnson, Larry Farnum, Joe Kistle, Mike Stevenson, Fred Kline and Josef Lalor for their part with helping at the Dumpster Day held in May. Fishing Day was held May 5th and it was probably one of the most beautiful weather days we have had for this event. Volunteers Neil Johnson, Eddie Calabrese, Larry Farnum, Joe Kistle and Victor Perez who are there each year along with others were once again there helping to bait hooks, remove fish and untangle lines. As of this writing, planning is under way for the CLCA Annual Picnic scheduled to be held on CONASHAUGHCOURIER • SUMMER2015

BSA Volunteer Recognition Dinner The Volunteer Recognition Dinner was held March 28th at the Kuhl’s Highland House. CLCA Member John McCauley received the Council President’s Recognition “For Exemplifying the Scouting Spirit of “Selfless Service to Others” While Supporting The Primary Mission of the Hudson Valley Council of Service to Youth

Saturday August 22nd. Thank you to chairpersons Michael Bulger and Lynn McCauley who along with a number of other members in the Community worked hard planning and preparing for this event. Last but certainly not least, thank you to our Board Members for their work! Tax Sales For the May Judicial Sale there were a total of seven properties in Conashaugh listed for tax sale. Not surprising but all of these lots also have delinquent dues. Currently there are eleven CLCA properties in Repository. For information regarding tax sales in Pike County go to http:// Trash and Recycling There has been a sharp decline in folks leaving garbage on the ground at the compactor along with no reported incidents of folks using the recycling bins as their personal dumpsters for several months now. Some other good trash related news is that the Board approved continuing the second pick up of recycling beyond Labor Day. Recycling does have an impact on the costs for trash removal. We ask all of our members to please recycle. New signs were installed on the compactor doors which should be very clear about what not to put in the compactor and the consequences for leaving trash. Dumpster day was held May 2nd. Four dumpsters used, three were for general trash, one was for metal. Delivery cost 3 dumpsters was 225.00 each. Cost per ton for contents 75.00. Fall 2015 Dumpster Day is scheduled to take place Saturday, October 17th. A total of 11.13 tons of trash was collected (excluding metal) during Spring 2015 Dumpster Day.

Pennsylvania Child Protection Laws Amended Following a heads up by one of our members, we were notified by the Board of Health regarding requirements for anyone over the age of 14 whose job involves regular contact with children. Pool employees were required to obtain multiple clearances in order to work under this amendment. The law change also affected requirements for volunteers in the State who have regular contact with children. Rules Reminders * Dogs must be kept from roaming-do not allow your dog to run at large* Permits are required to be obtained before removing any tree in excess of 1 inch * Permits and/or approval from CLCA is needed for sheds, decks, extensions, roof replacement, exterior siding & painting. This is only a partial list of improvements requiring permits. Depending on what type of work you are completing you may also need a town permit. If you have any questions, please contact the office. * Do not leave trash on the ground if the compactor is closed or full. Please be sure your guests and/or children are aware of this rule if they are taking out your trash. * Leaves and other yard debris are not permitted in the compactors. * Vehicles that area not registered/inspected/ road worthy are not to be stored on members’ properties. It is also a violation of Dingman Township Ordinance. Information regarding violations and fines associated with them can be found in your CLCA Blue Book. If you do not have one, please contact the office for a replacement. PAGE 5

CLCASSOCIATION Welcome to Conashaugh Lakes! A Happy welcome to the Hofmann family who arrived to our Community in June. Daniel and Jacqueline along with their children Daniel Jr., Alyssa, Alexa and Eliana are from North Massapequa, New York and will be living here full time.

CLCA Bus Stop by Jeanne Calabrese

We have many new residents with children in the Community who will be using the bus stop for the first time. For those of you who are new here, our school bus lot is located in front of the CLCA Office. Last year there were a total of five buses; two high school, one middle school and two elementary/primary. We do not have a bus total for this year as of this writing. Bus schedules are mailed by the Delaware Valley School District. It is very important to leave enough time to arrive at least five minutes before your scheduled bus. This planning is especially important in winter weather. Don’t wait until the last minute to leave to only find your windshield covered in ice. Take time to clean ice off your windshield properly. Driving with a plate sized port hole for a window is unsafe at best. Please stop at stop signs and do not speed. Children should be in seat belts and not hanging out of windows or a sunroof. You hopefully wouldn’t drive down Route 739 or 84 with kids hanging out all over or sitting in your lap; why oh why would you take a chance and do it in the Community. Accidents can and do happen here. The impact of an airbag can kill or maim your child. Reminders for Bus Lot

• Do not park, drop off or pick up students

outside the bus lot. It is not safe for children or adults to be crossing exit or entrance lanes of the main entrance.

• Parking lot lanes are one way, please follow signage

• Parking lot speed limit is 5 mph • Follow directions if and when given by Security or Bus Monitors

• The bus gate exit is for buses only- no cars are to use this exit

• Once a departing bus starts moving, do not attempt to stop or block it - $500 fine. Bus drivers are not stopping for late arrivals

• Procedures for the Elementary/Primary School AFTERNOON PICK UPS ONLY- These


buses will park in the travel lane located directly behind the front Conashaugh sign instead of the bus depot to discharge students. Vehicles are not permitted to move/leave the lot while these buses are present. If you arrive after the buses have entered the lot you are permitted to park in the bus depot area. Do not wait in or troll the aisles and do not pull up behind buses. Vehicles that have arrived late/parked in the bus depot will likely be the last to leave the lot. Plan accordingly. The first days of school are exciting for parents and kids alike and there typically are more cars than normal during those days especially for the Elementary/Primary buses. There will likely be a number of folks new to the bus stop experience. Please be kind and understanding to others and if you see someone who appears to be confused or unfamiliar with procedures, give them a hand. For your information, the phone number for the director of Transportation for DVSD is 570-296-1883.

K of C Council 12571 First Sundays Dinner The Knights of Columbus Council 12571 have been serving dinner on the first Sunday of each month since September of 2014 at St. John Neumann Parish Hall. Those who are experiencing financial difficulties or are in need of socialization are invited free of charge to dinner served between 2:00-4:00. Members of the Knights cook and serve the meal  restaurant-style to those attending.  A full course menu and dessert are provided. The menus vary each month such as roast beef, turkey, ham, Italian and Spanish. All are welcome. Anyone planning to attend is asked to call the parish office Mon., Thurs, Fri. 775-0681 or Bob D’Elia at 7759826 on Tuesday and Wednesday.


CLCASSOCIATION 2015 Treasurer’s Report by Fred Kline

As mentioned in my President’s Report we have accomplished much this year by using monies that have been set aside over the years in our “Reserve” funds. In addition, some funds were used from our Capital Improvement Account to transform our latest road from unpaved to paved. CLCA uses funds from a number of accounts to accomplish everything from major purchases to day to day operations. Those accounts include Operating Accounts, General Reserves, Road Reserves and Capital Improvement. We are fortunate to have Reserves Accounts as there are a number of associations that do not have any or only a small amount in “Reserve”. This I discovered as a member of “AOCA”. AOCA is an acronym for “Alliance of Community Associations. The Alliance was started several years ago by our past President John Crerand. The purpose of this group is to share knowledge of various laws and techniques for accomplishing various tasks associated with being a community. Over the years much has been learned by presentations given by various invited speakers. We also share experiences as Community leaders. It is a place where we do our best to help each other with current issues as well as hurdles that may lay in the future.

Last Day of School Ice Cream Event!

The cost of running an Association is costly and the success of doing so relies on our members paying their dues. I have been working with our dedicated office staff in pursuing those who choose to ignore their responsibility. Many don’t realize that their property deed spells this obligation out. You can’t plow streets, maintain roads, trim and cut grass, maintain the pool, keep the beach clean and drainage ditches clear, repair facilities, plus the many other things that need doing without funds to do them. In addition to the expense of labor there is the ever increasing cost of doing business. To mention a few which all of you also have is the cost of electricity, fuel, telephones, office equipment and supplies, maintenance of equipment, repair of broken gates and willful damage to property of the association. So in closing I would like for all of you to emphasize on any and all contacts that you make at the pool, mailbox, recycle, trash, how important it is that everyone pays their share of the expense of running this Association. Having said all that, I would like to take this opportunity to ask that you approve this year’s proposed budget with its modest 1% increase. A copy of the proposed budget can be found in this publication. Thank You




Thanks For Your Generosity Conashaugh has been the beneficiary of a number of generous donations of materials and useable objects in recent months. Thank you Robert Kurlyck for your donation of a nice outdoor table for the picnic area. Members Fidel and Reggie Iglesias donated a number of lounge chairs for the pool area and chairs for the office. Valerie Ferlauto and Jerry Collotti donated cabinets to our Maintenance Department for their shop and Elizabeth Herman and Anthony Mann donated several pallets of pavers. Thank you to all for your donations.

CLCAELECTIONS JOSEPH L. KISTLE My name is Joseph L. Kistle. I have been on the CLCA Board of Directors for three years and am now running for a second term. I am the Board Liaison for the Maintenance Committee. I have also volunteered working CLCA Dumpster Days and Fishing Club events. I am a retired police detective with 28 years’ experience in police work. My wife Rose and I have been married for 58 years, have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I am a 1955 graduate of Franklin High School, Franklin, New Jersey. After graduating I ventured into the work field and after many years of hard work, I became the owner/operator of a very successful business, Kistle Heating Service. After twenty-five years of owning Joseph L. Kistle a business, I decided it was time for a change. We moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, where I started my career in police work at the El Paso County Sheriff ’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff. I was a Deputy Sheriff for 3 1/2 years before moving back to New Jersey due to a family illness. Upon returning to New Jersey, I continued my career in police work as a patrolman with the Ogdensburg Police Department, Ogdensburg, New Jersey, for 7 years. I then went to the Franklin Police Department, Franklin, New Jersey, as a patrolman for 10 years and was promoted to the position of Detective Sergeant which I held for 8 years until my retirement. My interests include hunting, fishing, baseball, softball, golf and football. I played on numerous teams for many years including playing seven years semi-pro football with the Atlantic Coast League. I remain very interested in the affairs of the Community and would like to continue as a member of the Board. Sincerely, Joseph L. Kistle

Bill King In 2014, I “semi-retired” and moved full time to Conashaugh Lakes with my wife, Karen. We love the wild life and serenity of the community. I grew up on the tide waters of the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland’s farm country, fishing, crabbing, hunting and farming. As a teenager I spent summers working on a tobacco farm during the day while catching and selling crabs early in the morning. I worked my way through college as an auto parts clerk and graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Accounting. Shortly after college I joined Motorola where I spent the next 27 years. Leaving Motorola in 2006 I subsequently worked for two other companies based out of New York City, Brookwood Companies Incorporated and The New York Leadership Center, Inc.

Bill King

Employment has kept my wife and I moving around. Beginning with my home state of Maryland, we have also lived in Chicago, Dallas, south Florida, northern New Jersey, and New York City. We hope to settle here in Conasaugh Lakes. The biggest lesson learned over the years is to treat all people fairly, transparently, and truthfully. We have two sons and a grandson and attend Milford Bible Church. PAGE 8



Michael Bulger My name is Michael Bulger and I am running for the board. I have lived in Conashaugh for nine years and have served on the board as the community’s treasurer from my second year here through my seventh.  I was required to take two years off after serving six, so now I’m running to go back on.  As treasurer I tried to spend the community’s money as carefully as I would my own, holding any increases in dues to an average of about 1% a year while I was doing it.  I was part of the subcommittee that created our roads fund which has been repaving roads the last few years, and I fought against putting us Michael Bulger into debt by spending seven figures to build a new pool/clubhouse that we didn’t need. Instead we spent less than a tenth of that to re-side our current pool and that should last literally for decades to come.  I have also co-hosted our annual picnic in the past and am doing so again this year.  Elect me and I promise to look out for the community in the same way I did for the six years that I was on the board previously.  Thanks.  

CONASHAUGH LETTERS ROADSIDE TRASH Including bags falling off cars & folks too darn lazy to go back and get them! Kids and teens, instead of bringing home bottles and bags from pool IN THEIR BAGS, leave on roadside--very disgusting AND they DO NOT volunteer for clean-ups! Fast food soda glasses tossed from cars--so disgusting, especially when dumpster is open until 10:00 P.M.! CLCA has more than enough garbage around. This practice of litter is total LAZINESS & in my opinion, reflects badly more on the kids than the adults!  The occasional bag off the top of a car is just that--occasional; but the other litter reflects on the young people! Cigarette butts are EXTREMELY toxic to very young children. The colors, brown (nicotine), yellow (filter), & either yellow specks or white (paper filters) intrigue children ages 9 months-4 years.  As they pull them apart and of course put them in their mouth, the carcinogens can harm OUR children.  PLEASE, do not toss butts from car windows; lots of families use our roadways for walks. Thanks for listening to MY MAIN GRIPES Sincerely, Lynn McCauley



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INFLOWS Home Owners Dues Lot Owners Dues Contiguous Lot Dues Due Discount Old Dues CLCA & Collection Agency Allowance for Doubtful Accounts Late Payment Fees Earned Interest Resale Certificates Renters Fees Fines Transfer Fees CIF/ Miscellaneous Fees & Income Court Filing FEES Associated Badge Fees/Gate Cards Miscellaneous Income TOTAL ALL INCOME GENERAL OPERATING ACCOUNT Advertising Bank Service Charges Incl CR Card Fee Community Badges Court Filing Fees Dues & Subscriptions Insurance - General Liability Insurance - Health Lot Purchase Miscellaneous Expense Miscellaneous Tax & Permits Training & Education Payroll Payroll Bonus(Oper&Maint) Payroll Tax Expense(Oper&Maint) Postage/Office Printing /Postage-/Courier Accounting Service Legal & Collection Service Sunrise Credit Collections FEE Professional Services (Misc) Property Taxes Computer Service Water Testing Office Copier Lease Supplies - Office Utilities - Electric Utilities - Propane Utilities - Telephone TOTAL OPERATING ENVIRONMENTAL Lake Testing Lake Stocking/Habitat Lake Treatment/Maintenance Environmental Program/Education Environmental Project/Inspection TOTAL ENVIROMENT


BUDGET 10/15 - 9/16

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$653,808.32 $273,627.75 $19,528.31 ($17,000.00) $20,000.00 ($65,000.00) $4,000.00 $3,000.00 $3,500.00 $2,000.00 $1,600.00 $21,500.00 $250.00 $0.00 $350.00 $2,000.00 $923,164.38 $100.00 $2,600.00 $150.00 $0.00 $450.00 $37,000.00 $30,657.38 $2,000.00 $1,975.00 $300.00 $100.00 $109,140.00 $4,590.00 $31,000.00 $3,000.00 $1,000.00 $7,500.00 $6,000.00 $6,000.00 $2,000.00 $0.00 $600.00 $1,300.00 $3,000.00 $4,000.00 $15,000.00 $7,000.00 $8,500.00 $284,962.38 $600.00 $600.00 $500.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $3,200.00

RECREATION Annual Picnic Family Events(Adults+Children) Youth Activities Incl Swim Team Recreation Supplies ( Pool,Ballfield,etc) Pool Water Testing Pool Supplies/Operations(Life Guards) TOTAL RECREATION MAINTENANCE Vehicle Maintenance Cleaning Supplies Dam Repairs Drug & Background Testing Equipment Refurbish/Repair Grounds Maintenance/Parking Lot Grounds Tools Main Dam Project Reserve Wood Dam Project/Mirror Ponds Backhoe/Cat Skid Repairs All Building Repairs Labor & Indirect Cost/Electrical Payroll (P/R Taxes incl in "OPER" ? ) Pool Repair Road Repair Road Paving (Road fund) Safety Equipment Snow & Ice Removal Equipment Snow & Ice Removal Materials Vehicle Fuel & Oil Vehicle Registration & License TOTAL MAINTENANCE SUMMARY General Operating Account Environmental Recreation Maintenance Trash Compactor SECURITY SECURITY - Monitoring, etc. Bus Monitor RESERVE CONTRIBUTION BUDGET TOTAL ALL CATEGORIES=> ACTUAL INCOME vs EXPENSE=>

$4,500.00 $3,000.00 $600.00 $2,000.00 $500.00 $850.00 $30,000.00 $41,450.00 $12,000.00 $250.00 $500.00 $1,000.00 $8,000.00 $5,500.00 $800.00 $5,000.00 $1,000.00 $500.00 $4,000.00 $500.00 $127,500.00 $1,000.00 $25,000.00 $150,000.00 $1,000.00 $4,000.00 $24,000.00 $19,000.00 $1,800.00 $392,350.00 $284,962.38 $3,200.00 $41,450.00 $392,350.00 $48,000.00 $91,000.00 $7,000.00 $5,202.00 $50,000.00 $923,164.38 $0.00 Balanced

# of Homes # of Lots # of Contiguous Lots TOTAL # of Homes & Lots

Dues - Homes Dues - Lots Dues - Contiguous Lots

562 275 29 866

Dues Increase==> 1.000% 2014-15 DUES 2015-­‐16 DUES $1151.84 1,163.36 $ 985.15 995.01 $666.72 673.39


CONASHAUGH NEWS CLCA_2014-­‐2015_Reserves_for_Courier.xlsx Reserve Analysis for End of Financial Year 2014-2015

Reserve analysis  for  EOFY  -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐> Ages  based  on  year:  -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐> Recommended  Contributon  Column  for-­‐-­‐> 42201.59997 Asset  Description Aeration  System  -­‐  Seneca  Lake Building  -­‐  Equipment  Shelter Building  -­‐  Maintenance  Office Building  -­‐  Office Building  -­‐  Pool Building  -­‐  Recreation Building  -­‐  Salt  Shed Building  -­‐  Security Computer  -­‐  Software(Updated  2010) Computers  &  Printers Fence-­‐Maintenance,Ball  Field,Beach,Pool Future  DEP  Dam  Required  modification Mail  Boxes  new  area  next  to  Office Maint  Equip  -­‐  Case  Backhoe Maint  Equip  -­‐  Cat  Skid  Steer Maint  Equip  -­‐  Cat  Skid  Steer  Attachments Maint  Equip  -­‐  Cinder&Berm  Spreaders Maint  Equip  -­‐  Compressor Maint  Equip  -­‐  Ford  4610  Tractor  w/side  bar Maint  Equip  -­‐  Ford  F350  Dump  &  Plow Maint  Equip  -­‐  Ford  F550  Dump  &  Plow Maint  Equip  -­‐  Freightliner  Big  Red Maint  Equip  -­‐  Grader Maint  Equip  -­‐  Kubota  Zero-­‐turn  Mower Maint  Equip  -­‐  John  Deere  Tractor+Deck Maint  Equip  -­‐  Misc  Small  Equiptment Maint  Equip  -­‐  Snow  Plows  (12'+Others) Maint  Equip  -­‐  Sweeper('93)  &Trailer(08) Maint  Equip  -­‐  Utility  Truck  (was  'Dump') Maint  Equip  -­‐  Walkie  Talkies Office  Equipment  -­‐  Furniture  &  F/C's Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Boat  Racks Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Kitchen  Appliances Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Misc  Equipment Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Playground  Equipment Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Pool  &  Baby  Pool Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Pool  Pump Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Pool  W/S  Covers Recreation  Equip  -­‐  Tennis/Basketball  Cts Security  Computer  System Security  Gates,Cameras  &  TelePads Trash  Compactor  #1&#2 Well  -­‐  Maintenance  Building  -­‐Lot  99-­‐100 Well  -­‐  Maintenance  Building  -­‐  New  2014 Unallocated  Earnings   TOTAL  


2013-­‐2014 2014 3.00% '14 -­‐'15 Projected Purchase Inflation Cost Cost $8,000 $13,760 $12,000 $20,280 $15,000 $34,800 $80,000 $128,000 $5,000 $11,600 $100,000 $232,000 $15,000 $23,550 $20,000 $32,000 $5,000 $8,150 $7,838 $9,719 $17,450 $24,779 $100,000 $142,000 $19,920 $22,908 $103,210 $115,595 $33,000 $42,900 $22,879 $25,625 $16,337 $21,238 $6,700 $11,122 $10,600 $11,872 $68,000 $84,320 $49,301 $52,259 $114,347 $131,499 $42,000 $97,440 $13,584 $14,399 $12,250 $24,745 $1,902 $2,358 $14,775 $17,435 $4,720 $5,570 $26,736 $40,371 $4,270 $5,935 $7,600 $10,792 $500 $830 $8,000 $18,560 $7,000 $16,240 $10,000 $16,600 $120,000 $278,400 $1,102 $2,557 $3,450 $4,278 $50,000 $75,500 $20,000 $24,800 $15,033 $16,386 $32,200 $40,894 $1,667 $3,367 $10,000 $10,000

Inflation "Should  be" Replace. 2013-­‐2014 Reserve Reserve Acum. Balance $13,760 $5,545 $11,661 $9,492 $34,800 $12,925 $64,000 $62,563 $11,600 $3,915 $232,000 $84,472 $14,915 $9,193 $16,000 $10,504 $8,150 $5,000 $9,719 $7,247 $17,345 $14,852 $99,400 $20,615 $11,454 $1,150 $46,238 $33,000 $42,900 $29,900 $10,250 $2,871 $21,238 $9,647 $11,122 $9,824 $3,166 $2,752 $67,456 $48,600 $10,452 $5,029 $43,833 $49,763 $97,440 $35,936 $2,880 $400 $24,745 $0 $2,358 $1,358 $17,435 $10,062 $3,342 $1,285 $40,371 $51,024 $5,935 $488 $10,073 $5,787 $830 $0 $18,560 $18,400 $16,240 $8,958 $16,600 $14,630 $278,400 $232,236 $2,557 $2,624 $3,422 $4,708 $64,175 $30,159 $19,840 $6,000 $4,916 $0 $36,805 $27,840 $2,862 $1,400 $0 $1,500 $92,255 $1,236,371 $1,927,433 $1,471,244 $985,909    NOTE Bal  Sheet=> 985,909.44 9/30/14. 0

Inflation Annual Contrib $2,293 $507 $870 $3,200 $464 $5,800 $785 $800 $408 $1,944 $1,239 $7,100 $2,291 $11,560 $4,290 $2,562 Fnc Mtg $1,112 $791 $8,432 $5,226 $8,767 $4,872 $1,440 $2,475 $472 $3,487 $557 $2,691 $594 $719 $42 $928 $812 $830 $13,920 $256 $428 $3,775 $2,480 $1,639 $4,089 $84 $250 $117,279

End of  Year  Funding '14  -­‐'15 Recom. Proposed Contrib Balance $100 $5,645 $300 $9,792 $375 $13,300 $0 $62,563 $100 $4,015 $1,000 $85,472 $2,500 $11,693 $500 $11,004 $250 $5,250 $500 $7,747 $4,000 $18,852 $9,669 $30,284 $1,000 $2,150 $5,000 $38,000 $3,200 $33,100 $2,500 $5,371 $596 $10,243 $500 $10,324 $0 $2,752 $5,000 $53,600 $4,829 $9,858 $0 $49,763 $2,000 $37,936 $200 $600 $0 SOLD $0 $50 $2,600 $12,662 $100 $1,385 $1,500 $52,524 $0 $488 $50 $5,837 $0 $0 -­‐$3,219 $15,181 $0 $8,958 $0 $14,630 $0 $232,236 $0 $2,624 $0 $4,708 $0 $30,159 $0 $6,000 $0 $0 $4,600 $32,440 $0 $1,400 $250 $1,750 $0 $92,255 $50,000 $1,034,602  to  be  dep Budget  Incr '14  -­‐'15 Year-­‐end PAGE 11


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Attention Members With Dues Payment Plans Final payments for 2014/2015 payment plans are due by August 28th. Thank you to all of our members who paid their dues. The CLCA 2014/2015 fiscal year ends September 30 2015.

Do You Bocce? By Lenny Maruca

Great news! Coming soon to Conashaugh at the picnic area will be our own Bocce court regulation size. I don’t have an exact date but I hope by our Annual Picnic. My name is Lenny Maruca and I will be the first Bocce Captain setting up teams. How this works is every Monday for ten weeks at 3:00 p.m. two teams (two people each) will play against each other. After that the best two teams will have playoff. There will be regulation Bocce balls that you will use. This is just an outline. Once we know how many teams we have, more information you will receive.

Some Bocce Facts: Bocce Italian: A ball sport belonging to the boules sport family, closely related to bowls and pentaque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy. Bocce was initially played among Italian migrants but has slowly become more popular with their descendants and a wider community. Bocce is traditionally played on natural sil and asphalt courts 27.5 meters(90 ft.) in length and 2.5 to 4 meters( 8.2 to 13.1 ft.) wide. Bocce balls can be made of metal or various kinds of plastic. Unlike Lawn bowls, bocce balls are spherical and have no inbuilt bias. A game can be conducted between two players, or two teams of two, three or four. A match is started by a randomly chosen side being given the opportunity to throw a smaller ball, the jack (called a Boccino or Pallino in some areas), from one end of the court into a zone five meters(16 ft) in length ending 2.5 meters (8.2 ft.) from the far end of the court If the first team misses twice, the other team is awarded the opportunity to place the jack anywhere they choose within the prescribed zone. The side that first attempted to place the jack is given the opportunity to bowl first. Once the first bowl has taken place, the other side has the opportunity to bowl. From then on, the side which does not have the ball closest to the jack has a chance to bowl, up until one side or the other has used their four balls. The team with the closest ball to the jack is the only team that can score points in any frame. The scoring team receives one point for each of their balls that are closer to the jack than the closest ball of the other team. The length of a game varies by region but is typically 7 to 13 points. Players are permitted to throw the ball in the air using an underarm action. This is generally used to knock either the jack or another ball away to attain a more favorable position. Tactics can get quite complex when players have sufficient control over the ball to throw or roll it accurately. Anyone can play no matter what your age as long as you can hold the Bocce balls and understand the rules of the game. If you are interested in playing Bocce, please send me an email with the number of teams from your household. My email is Please indicate “Bocce” in the subject of the email.



OUTDOOR & RECREATION LATE SUMMER / EARLY FALL GARDENING Fall has distinct planting benefits. Pesky pests, especially mosquitoes, retreat due to cooler temperatures. You don’t need to fertilize since it promotes new growth that can be nipped in winter. This is the prime time to prepare your yard for the next growing season. September’s cooler air temperatures are easier on both plants and gardeners. Many perennials have a head start when planted in the autumn. It’s the perfect time to get outside and transplant trees and shrubs and divide some of those spring and summer blooming perennials. The soil still retains warmth from the summer’s heat encouraging root growth until the ground freezes which is often weeks or even months after the first frost hits. Frost might seem like your biggest fall planting challenge, but actually it’s not a huge problem. Yes, frost will kill the tops of your new plants but it won’t affect the root growth.

the soil from freezing but to keep it from thawing. Roots that aren’t solidly anchored can “frost heave” out of the soil when the ground freezes and thaws, putting the plant in danger of getting killed by cold. Once mulch is on, you’re all set. Even if a

few of your new perennials don’t make it, you’re probably still coming out ahead. There are so many reasons to get out and garden – take your pick. Your garden will love it! Happy Gardening from the Ladybug.

Want free plants for your garden? Look for fat, plump seed pods. As they mature they swell up, stop growing and start turning brownish – that’s the key sign to look for in most cases. Collect seeds by shaking them inside a paper envelope. Some of the easiest perennial flowers to collect seeds from include: Black-eyed Susan, Cone flower, Meadow rue, Obedient plant, Perennial Sunflower, Perennial sweet pea, Veronica. Once you’re done collecting, write the name of the plant/ seed on the envelope and put it some place you won’t forget. A shoe box makes a fine file cabinet for all those envelopes. If collecting and storing seeds is not for you, the late summer is usually bargain time as garden centers are trying to sell the last of their inventory before winter. At the end of the season, you can find discounts on plants that have passed their peak. Most nurseries knock down prices when their perennials go out of bloom and lower them even more when the plants start looking down and out. Expect to find perennials at 50 percent or more off. You know that section in the bargain area that’s super cheap and it’s not hard to tell why. I call it death row, and it’s actually where I head first in the hopes of finding a steal. The plants often look pitiful, but some are still worth a shot. If it’s wilted, generally sad looking or has yellowing or dying foliage, but the right price, grab it, as long as there’s still some green and it’s not diseased.

Bird Feeders! At the Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center, BEAR Cub Scouts Alexander and Joseph achieving #24 Be A Leader, as they serve as a denner/assistant, plan and conduct a den activity with the donation of “build it yourself bird feeders”.

Once you get your bargains home, give them a thorough drink. Set them in a tray or saucer to catch the water that pours through the potting mix and let them take their time soaking it up. Then proceed as if they were the healthiest plants in the world. Lower temperatures and shorter days mean plants need less water, but if rain is scarce, water weekly until the soil freezes. When the soil freezes hard, spread a few inches of mulch around your perennials, not to prevent CONASHAUGHCOURIER • SUMMER2015


Teach Your Children

Fishing Day!

by Jeanne Calabrese

It’s sad to report that there were a number of mischievous events that began when warm weather arrived. This activity includes but is not limited to decorations being removed from people’s properties, port o johns being flipped over, poop being thrown into the swimming pool. I could go on. Some will say it is out of boredom, others say it is a lack of respect and some may say it’s because “there’s nothing else for kids to do”. Some may think it is funny, others say disgusting. No matter what you call it, it is wrong and has consequences, perhaps not to the uncaught wrongdoer but certainly for their victims. Being on the receiving end of feedback for these events I can tell you that these acts have had impacts in a number of ways. That Angel stolen from someone’s lawn was in memory of a loved one and its removal devastated a young child, the squirrel removed from another property has been in that family for a very long time and can no longer be passed along, the flipped port -o- johns cost money to upright and that loser act of putting feces in the pool resulted in a lot of people not being able to enjoy a swim on what was probably one of the hottest days in the summer while preventing four people from going to work for the day. If you get a chance discuss these examples of how a “night of fun” can affect others and while you are at it, take the opportunity to share some warnings with your children about some real consequences. I am not talking about being carted away by the police. It could be meeting up with someone who will hurt or do worse to your darling. It would probably also be a good idea to really know who your kids are allowing into the Community because dear members, you are responsible for your guests and your child’s friend is your guest.



Attention Seniors Each month the Pike County Area on Aging issues a newsletter. We share that newsletter via the LOOP. Printed copies are also available at the CLCA Office.

Cub Scouts Receive Catholic Religious Emblem Our Cub Scouts Pack 1003, Dingmans Ferry, PA Receiving their Catholic Religious Emblem At St. Vincent de Pauls Parish. Not at all an easy task the boys and their parents worked for four hard winter months.



OUTDOOR & RECREATION Pike County and CLCA vs. Mothra by Jeanne Calabrese

Unlike the Mothra portrayed in films as a giant insect that lives on a tropical island and worshipped by local tribal people, the gypsy moth is no such diety. On the contrary gypsy moth caterpillars are despised. They destroy foliage on selected trees, especially varieties such as oak, birch, aspen and willow all of which are here in our Community. While trees may survive one or two years of such attacks, they generally do not survive beyond that. There were spotty reports of damage occurring in early spring in Conashaugh, but compared to some of our neighbors to the North, we were very fortunate. It is Pike County’s plan to have a spray suppression program in 2016. It is a request based program only. This means those wishing to be included must apply for this consideration. To qualify for the program properties must possess 250 egg masses per acre along with the trees favored by the moths.

Special Olympics Winner! David and his parents enjoyed another weekend at Special Olympics in New Jersey. He won gold and silver in 25 and 50 meters.

The Pike County Conservation District held a very informative seminar regarding these pests. Board Member/Environmental Liaison Bill King and I attended the seminar held at the Pike County Communications Center in August and learned about this caterpillar’s history, life cycle and procedures to be taken to be considered for the program. Our application was submitted immediately for the 2016 Program and was the first one received by PCCD following the seminar. The next step to take place will be an official count by PCCD of egg masses in our Community. They will also be determining spray blocks. All of these steps do not guarantee our participation in the program. First and foremost, the State needs to inform the County what if any funds will be allocated for the program and that has not been determined as of this writing. There are 17 counties including Pike that have applied for funds. Costs for spraying in 2015 ran between 26.00 and 27.00 per acre with cost sharing funds and 54.00 and 55.00 without cost sharing. It is expected these prices will increase for 2016. At this point we have done our part to get on board the moth suppression train and anxiously await further information regarding whether or not we qualify, if there is in fact going to be a suppression program and if so, how much it will cost the Community. Information regarding the product sprayed (BT) is available at the office. We will keep you posted on developments and moth news as we receive it. You can find helpful information on the Pike County Conservation District Website at http://www.pikeconservation. org/gypsymoth.htm.





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