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April / May 2020

IN THIS ISSUE In Our Community President’s Message Community Manager’s Message Congratulations Kathy! Office Notes Some Public Safety Reminders Meet Your Neighbors Spotlight On: The Fitness Center Tanglwoolies Red Heart Month Mail-In Ballots Coming to Pike County The Tanglwood Bookees Volunteers Needed for Garden Building Permits Saving Money is a Good Thing, Right? What Do You Need To Know About the PA Real ID? Hooray for Summer Activities

Welcome Spring!

And... Deer Tick Season

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anglwood Lakes known for its many outdoor activities on the waters and in the woodlands of Pike County highlighting our shared environment with Mother Nature and her critters is also an area with an elevated occurrence of Lyme Disease. Lyme disease got its name in 1975 from an outbreak in Lyme, Connecticut. The actual bacteria that caused it was not identified until 1982. Lyme disease can cause mild to severe illness in humans. It is very common in Pennsylvania particularly in areas where deer ticks are abundant. Most cases occur in the northeast and mid-Atlantic region, but it has been reported in almost every state. In 2009, 95% of reported cases of Lyme disease in the US occurred in the following 12 states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Maryland, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maine, and Virginia. If left untreated, the illness can progress to serious conditions involving the heart, joints, and nervous system. The life cycle of black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis plays an important part in the transmission of the disease. Risk of infection to humans is greatest in late Spring and Summer. The CDC (www.cdc.gov) offers an illustration to help you identify a tick and protect yourself. As with most issues, the more you know, the better off you are. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has up-todate information on their site ( www.health.pa.gov)

What is Pennsylvania doing about Lyme disease? Lyme disease affects thousands of Pennsylvanians each year. PA is dedicating increased resources to educate residents and raise awareness; prevent the spread of Lyme disease; and develop a surveillance network. Continued on Page 7

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Events April Calendar May Calendar

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Around the Lake Spring Events Around the Lake

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TLCA Board of Directors January Meeting Minutes

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SAVE THE DATE Saturday, April 4: Easter Party, 11 am to 1:30 pm at Paupack Hills Saturday, April 18: Board Meeting, 9 am at the Community Center Saturday, May 16: Board Meeting, 9 am at the Paupack Hills. Membership Meeting to follow at 10:00 am. Saturday, May 23: Welcome Committee’s New Residents Coffee Hour, 9 am at the Community Center Memorial Day Weekend: Beach opens! Saturday, May 30: The Tanglwoolies Bake Sale and Art Show, 10 am to 1 pm at the Community Center **Please check the monthly calendars in the Newsletter and on the web for recurring activities.


VERY IMPORTANT! Reminder!!! If you have not yet submitted your vote to change our protective covenants to keep Tanglwood as a community in perpetuity, please do it NOW. If you have misplaced your ballot, contact the office and we will issue you a replacement.

102 Tanglwood Drive, Greentown, PA 18426 www.tanglwood.org Main Office: 570-857-1186 Hours: Beginning March 2nd: The Chalet will be closed on Mondays Tuesday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m

As of this writing we have escaped most of the winter without a lot of snow. But as Yogi Berra said Winter is not over until it is over. We did have a nice retirement send of for Kathy Bloodworth at the community center. We shed a few tears and laughs, wishing her a healthy and happy retirement. We are happy to inform you that Beth Muller is Kathy’s full-time replacement. I am sure she will be up and running at full speed quickly. Just a reminder the office will now be closed on Mondays. Spring is just around the corner, time for the annual SPRING CLEAN UP. Take a good look at your property. Keep our community looking the best it can be.

~ Jim Clark

See you at the next board meeting.

Community Manager Ralph E. Graf 570-857-1186 email: ralphtl@ptd.net

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I want to remind the members that have not voted on extending the Protective Covenants to please consider doing so. The vote in favor will permit the community to continue to operate in the future and protect property values. The Board has unanimously recommended that the community vote to make the Protective Covenants permanent. The covenants are set to expire on April 1, 2043, if we do not receive the votes necessary to make them permanent. The Planned Community Act requires that a 67% vote of the members is necessary to make the covenants permanent. In order to meet this threshold, we must have 570 votes in favor of this change. Please contact the Chalet should you have any questions on the importance of this vote regarding the future of the community. There are several projects that staff and the committees are working on this year. We have engaged Kiley and Associates to bid out and oversee the replacing of [17] piers at the Bathhouse. We investigated several options and the most cost-effective decision was to renovate the existing Bathhouse replacing piers and vinyl siding the building. The Public Works Committee has recommended placing vinyl siding on the Community Center as an upgrade. The cost of the renovations to the

Bathhouse and Community Center will come from the Capital Improvement Fees. The fees come from the transfer of property and by regulation can be used to repair/replace a common element.

the community. The committee will report their findings/ recommendations back to the Public Works Committee for review. Brian Faller from the Board of Directors is the Chairman of this SubCommittee.

Regulations. The information is being provided to afford members the opportunity to secure a permit and or make plans for storage.

Prior to contracting for outside work on your property please contact the Chalet to ascertain The Board approved a contract what if any permits are The Code Enforcement and with our Lake Manager Princeton Hydro in the amount Safety Committees discussed the required. You should note that any improvement that increases storage of boats, RV and other of $28,900.00. The contract is the footprint of an existing vehicles on member property. for bidding and overseeing of property requires a survey. A the proposed sediment removal The Consolidated Rules of the community state the following: survey is required for structural from Lake Tanglwood. This improvements including decks, assessment will provide cost sheds, garages, new driveways. Rule [212] Recreational factor for the removal and Vehicle Exterior Winter storage of the sediment. Storage [October through May] Exterior winter storage The Road Survey that was of water vehicles [boats, wave prepared by Professional runners, jet skis] and land Engineer Joe Hudak is being vehicles [golf carts] shall only reviewed to identify the roads be approved following a receipt that will be paved this year. of a TLCA permit. Members The survey provides a priority of roads within the community, shall provide vehicle registration • Stainless Steel Liners & Caps of the proposed vehicle to be based on condition. There are • Woodstove & Fireplace Inserts Installed stored for approval. Exterior four priorities, with the first • Wooden Chase Chimneys winter storage of water/ one estimating 50% or more Rebuilt & Repaired land recreational vehicles damage to the identified roads • Fireplaces, Wood & Coal Stoves is limited to one [1] multi and or sections of roads. The passenger water vehicle and survey will provide a good $10 OFF CHIMNEY REPAIRS two[2] single passenger water road map for paving moving vehicles or [1[multi passenger forward. water vehicle, one [1]single We are discussing the possibility passenger ,water vehicle and of a preferred contractor for one [1] multi passenger land road paving. The preferred vehicle, one [1]multi passenger contractor will guarantee that water vehicle and two golf the paving is completed in the carts per developed property, most desirable time of the year. only vehicles registered to We will be provided with all the member or members associated costs for a three to immediate family shall be five-year agreement. stored on member property. Where possible, vehicles shall The Public Works Committee be placed on the driveway, formed a Sub-Committee to at the side or rear of the address the marina operation of property out of sight from the road. All vehicle storage on undeveloped property is prohibited. Removable tarps used to cover stored vehicles shall be brown or dark green in color. Where possible, storage of large recreational vehicles [campers, motor homes] on member property shall be placed at the side or rear of the property. Permits for short term guest recreational vehicle parking not to exceed 14 days may be granted by the Community Manager. Use of the Recreational Vehicle for overnight lodging is prohibited, Fine $100.00.

The survey must be submitted with the permit application to avoid any review delay by the Code Enforcement Committee. The Building Code Committee now has scheduled meetings the Saturday prior to Board of Directors meeting. To ensure proper review your plans must be complete. Please secure your new vehicle identification stickers that are available at the Chalet. Respectfully, Ralph E Graf Community Manager

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Please note that once the boats are removed from the docks in October members must secure a permit for the storage of any of the watercrafts/ vehicles identified. There is no cost for the storage permit. It is important that members’ properties conform to established rules and

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Congratulations Kathy! The members of the TLCA Community came out to show their appreciation for 15 plus years of service for Administrative Assistant Kathy Bloodworth. The gathering was held at the Community Center on February 22, 2020. Kathy’s family and friends were present to hear the Board’s acknowledgment and appreciation of Kathy’s efforts over the years as she served the community. Kathy always had the best interest of TLCA residents at heart, and many times went above and beyond her duties in serving the needs of the members. During the past six months Kathy worked closely with Beth Muller to ensure an uninterrupted transition of service. On behalf of the Board, our staff and the members of TLCA, I wish Kathy happiness and good health in her retirement. Ralph Graf, Community Manager

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Thank You!

Where do I begin? A simple “Thank You” doesn’t convey all that I am feeling at this time. So multiply it times ten! I want to thank the Board of Directors and those involved in making my exit and party such a memorable occasion. I was overwhelmed by so many things – the community turnout at the party was emotional and heart warming. I can’t even count the number of phone calls, emails, cards and visits to the chalet that I received the last couple of weeks. Again, emotions ran high with all the kind words and good wishes. You are all so warm and caring and I miss you already. I wish only good things for the community. And to my successor Beth Muller, you are great! The residents are in goods hands and will be well taken care of. Again, to all of you “Thank You” and thanks for the memories. Hope to see you here & there. Kathy Bloodworth

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OFFICE NOTES 2020 car stickers are available at the chalet. Stickers are needed for resident vehicles showing they belong in the community and at amenity areas. If your vehicle information has changed, please bring in a copy of the vehicle registration. Saturday hours are 8am to 1pm. The chalet is open 8am to 4pm Tuesday – Friday. Boat rack forms and dock leases will be mailed out in mid - April. Stickers will then be available when completed forms are returned. Beach stickers will also be available. Golf cart owners – new stickers will be available for your carts mid - April. Current insurance information will be needed. With spring hopefully upon us, work will start on homes both inside & out. For outside projects such as painting, siding, roofing, tree removal, driveway changes and sheds for example, a TLCA permit is needed. Permits are available in the chalet. Please be familiar with the Rules & Regs as to contractor hours, fees and information to be submitted. If you don’t have a current copy of the Rules & Regs, they are also available in the chalet.

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BE INFORMED:

Some Reminders from Public Safety 911 Signs, Trash bins and Mailboxes TLCA Rule 220 Palmyra Township Address Ordinance. Members must comply with the Palmyra Township Ordinance #892001 effective May 15, 2001 making use of 911 address signs mandatory. All principle structures In Palmyra Township shall have a street number sign displaying the street address assigned by Pike County for the 911 emergency call systems. A copy of the Ordinance describing sign size, color and placement is available at the TLCA Office. Public Safety appreciates your voluntary compliance in taking corrective action in this matter if it applies to your property. Please have this done within 30 days. TLCA Rule 125- Trash Can Storage Bins. Grandfather existing trash bin containers in approved condition as of 6/1/12. No new containers will be allowed as of this date. Trash bins must be maintained in good condition. If not, a written warning will be issued. If noted repairs are not completed within 30 days, a notice of removal will be issued and a fine may be levied. When a home/ property is sold, the grandfathered exemption ends, and the trash container must be removed. In all instances, all plastic bins are no longer accepted, i.e: Rubbermaid, Sterlite, Suncast, etc. (Revised and approved May 2012) Fine $100. Public Safety seeks your voluntary compliance in removing (if home was purchased as of 6/1/12) or repairing those trash bin containers who are grandfathered in within 30 days. If you need someone to take away your existing trash bin container please call Lakeside Disposal at (484)804-1445 to arrange a pickup. TLCA Rule 114- Mailboxes. A resident’s mailbox shall meet all requirements of the US Postal Service. Mailbox assemblies shall be a color which conforms to the TLCA color guide. The mailbox and post shall be maintained in good condition. Please make the necessary arrangements if your mailbox is not in good working order within 30 days. Thank you for your voluntary compliance. Public Safety 570-241-5022

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Deer & Tick Season Continued from Page 1

Chalet Hours:

What is Lyme disease?

SATURDAY OFFICE HOURS ARE 8AM TO 1PM

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks.

What are the symptoms of Lyme disease? Early symptoms (3 to 30 days after tick bite) include: • Fever • Fatigue • Headache • Muscle aches • Joint pain • Skin rash that looks like a bull’s eye (occurs in approximately 70 to 80 percent of infected persons) • Other general symptoms may occur in the absence of rash

How is Lyme disease treated? When detected early, Lyme disease can be treated with antibiotics. People treated with appropriate antibiotics in the early stages of Lyme disease usually recover rapidly and completely. Left untreated, the disease can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system.

How can I prevent tick bites? • Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Many people get ticks in their own yard or neighborhood. • Treat clothing and gear with products containing 0.5% permethrin. • Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE), para-menthane-diol (PMD) or 2-undecanone. • Check clothing, gear and pets for ticks after going indoors. • Shower within 2 hours of being outdoors. • Check your entire body for ticks and immediately remove any that you find.

How do I remove a tick from my body? The CDC recommends these steps to remove a tick: • Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin’s surface as possible. • Pull upward with steady, even pressure. Don’t twist or jerk the tick; this can cause the mouth-parts to break off and remain in the skin. If this happens, remove the mouth-parts with tweezers. If you are unable to remove the mouth easily with clean tweezers, leave it alone and let the skin heal. • After removing the tick, thoroughly clean the bite area and your hands with rubbing alcohol or soap and water. • Never crush a tick with your fingers. Dispose of a live tick by putting it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape, or flushing it down the toilet • When in doubt, get tested because early treatment with antibiotics is the recommended course of action.

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Meet Your Neighbors By Kathy Jerge As a youngster, Jimi Ree was a hippy who loved Jimi Hendrix and adopted his nickname spelling as opposed to the conventional Jimmy. Jimi and his wife Carol moved to Tanglwood 25 years ago from Jackson Heights, Queens, NY and raised their three children

here. From 1983 to 1995 Jimi and his late brother Allie owned and operated Budds bar in Jackson Heights that attracted blue collar workers: cops, firemen, construction workers, moving men, plumbers and the like. When the “angel dust” epidemic hit Jackson Heights

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in 1995 and having been robbed several times – once at gunpoint – they decided to sell Budds and move on. They had been looking into buying other places such as the Delaware Inn in upstate New York and the Upper Crust outside the Hideout development, but both deals fell through. They found a bar-restaurant with a pool table on Rte. 507 and named it AJs after both their names. It turned out to be a great investment and their clientele were mostly locals and their families. It became very much like the “Cheers” bar in Boston’s television show. Jimi says his brother was the business manager, while he was the bartender. All the patrons looked out for one another just like in “Cheers”. While owners, AJs was known for its’ annual pig roast as well as its’ free Beast Feast, a roast of wild meats such as moose, deer, squirrels, etc. They also hosted a children’s affair which grew from 25 to 125 in eight years. The children enjoyed food, games, goodies and prizes.

floor. He thinks the mascot is still looking to get even with him for the embarrassment. Jimi’s wife Carol is a bartender at Overboards three times a week; Jimi says she’s the very best in the family. His sister Diane used to work with her brothers at AJs and her husband John works here in TLCA security. The family pet cocker spaniel Jax can do no wrong in their home; he’ll be four years old on St Patrick’s Day. For relaxation and fun, Jimi loves to enjoy a cigar and watch and talk sports. He also goes to Cole’s gym in Honesdale four times a week. So, come to On The Green Bar & Grill on Mondays thru Thursdays to meet this gentle, genuine, caring, effervescent man. You’ll be glad you did.

Jimi and Allie bought AJs in 1995 and sold it in 2005 when Allie fell ill. The new owners liked Jimi so much they kept him on as their bartender until they sold it in 2018. Since the age of 16, Jimi was never unemployed. After the sale, he found himself struggling to find a new place to pursue his trade. Michelle Bjorkman, who many of you know, is a good friend of Jimi and a former member of AJs pool league. Michelle approached the then owner of Paupack Hills about opening his bar on Mondays and Tuesdays and hiring Jimi. The owner agreed and Jimi has been here ever since. Jimi and Carol originally rented a home here in Tanglwood and eventually purchased their home on Eastwood Drive. Their children, Danielle, Matthew and Kelly all attended Wallenpaupack schools. The girls were both cheerleaders (at different times) while Matthew excelled in baseball and basketball. Jimi is a devoted husband and father, chauffeuring his children to and from different meets at all hours of the day and night. Once, while rushing to the men’s room during a break at a basketball game versus Honesdale, Jimi knocked their mascot to the

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SPOTLIGHT ON: TANGLWOOD AMENITIES

The Fitness Center Referring to Tanglwood Lakes as a “Premier Community” means that the Association is always looking for ways to improve and upgrade its amenities. In summer of 2016 the Board of Directors approved the implementation of a Fitness Center on our property.

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Under the direction of the Public Works Committee the project involved a repurposing of a portion of our Community Center. The PW committee met with the various groups that weekly use the center to insure that the transition would be a smooth one. There were many aspects that had to come into play in this project. – equipment purchase, design of area, heating and air conditioning, additional outlets for television, Wi-Fi availability, liability insurance, security cameras, lighting, and upgrade to the separate entrance. Also included were enhancements to the kitchen area and bathrooms. The Fitness Center was opened and ready by early 2017. It includes a large screen television, hand weights and mats, water cooler, sanitary supplies, a recumbent bike, an elliptical machine, two treadmills, and a Universal gym system. The various machines offer different settings and programs for speed, resistance, slope, and weight so that your workout, whether it is concentrating on endurance, strength, balance, or flexibility, will have you improving your overall health and fitness in time for beach season.

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Tanglwoolies

Red Heart Month Tanglwood’s dedicated group of those skilled in hand-crafted items and the art of knitting, crocheting, and sewing are at it again for the month of February. For the past seven years the Tanglwoolies have dedicated their efforts to producing Red Scarves to distribute to the cardiac care units in area hospitals during Red Heart Month. The project started by former resident Gerry Jagen and then coordinated by Sandy Gulino when Gerry moved south is wholeheartedly and enthusiastically endorsed by the entire group. Each scarf is lovingly wrapped in heart-themed tissue paper and placed in a gift big with a personal note of encouragement from the Tanglwoolies. Later in the month the ladies personally deliver the gifts to Wayne Memorial Hospital in Honesdale, Regional Hospital in Scranton, Moses Taylor Hospital in Scranton and also to any residents who are recuperating from a recent illness. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and its related complications is the biggest threat to women’s overall health. They also state that 80% of cardiac events can be prevented. Information printed here is taken from www.goredforwomen.org The American Heart Association’s signature women’s initiative, Go Red for Women, is a comprehensive platform designed to increase women’s heart health awareness and serve as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. If you had heart disease, would you recognize the symptoms? You might be thinking, “Of course!” Many people are familiar with the scene of a man clutching his chest and falling to the ground, but there’s plenty more you need to know. While there are many similarities in the symptoms of heart disease in men and women, there are even more differences – differences that could save, or end your life if you don’t know them. So before you pass that jaw pain off as the result of sleeping funny or lightheadedness as something a snack or rest can fix, learn the symptoms. And don’t ignore them.

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attack If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away. Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back. Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort. Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadedness. As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke If you have any of these signs, call 9-1-1 and get to a hospital right away.

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Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing or blurred vision in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden severe headache with no known cause

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Coming to Pike County . . .

MAIL-IN BALLOTS What are mail ballots? (www.votespa.com) In Pennsylvania, you now have two options for mail ballots. You may either choose a mail-in ballot or an absentee ballot to request, complete, and return to your county election office. (Pike County Board of Elections, Nadine Manzoni, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337) (570-296-3427) (email nmanzoni@pikepa.org).

• Absentee ballot – If you plan to be out of the municipality on election day or if you have a disability or illness, you should request this ballot type, which still requires you to list a reason for your ballot.

• Mail-in ballot – If you aren’t an absentee voter, you may apply for a mail-in ballot. You may simply request this ballot without a reason.

In order to request either ballot type, you must be registered to vote.

Which ballot should I use? Absentee Ballot – Who may apply for an absentee ballot application?

Military and overseas voters should visit the information for military and overseas voters web page for information on how they can obtain an absentee ballot.

Option 2: Apply for a Mail-in Ballot by mail Step 1: Complete a paper mail-in ballot application: Download and print a mail-in ballot application: Go to www.votespa.com Fill in the paper mail-in ballot application.

Step 2: Mail your application: Send your mail-in ballot application to the county election office. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is one week before the election.  Military and overseas voters should visit the information for military and overseas voters web page for information on how they can obtain an absentee ballot. Other ways to request a mail-in ballot:

• College students who are not registered to vote at their school address

• People whose work or vacation take them away from the municipality where they live

• Apply in person at your county election office. Once your county’s ballot is finalized and available, you may request and promptly receive your mail-in ballot.

• Those with a physical disability or illness that prevents them from going to the polling place

• Send a signed letter to your county election office. You must include the same information as that on the application form.

• Members of the military

• Contact your county election office for more information.(570-296-3427)

• People who may have a conflict due to the celebration of a religious holiday

• Inmates who haven’t been convicted of a felony

If your application is accepted, you will get a mail-in ballot with instructions from your county election office.

• To vote by absentee ballot you must be registered to vote.

Mail-in Ballot - Who may apply for a mail-in ballot application? You may apply for a Mail-in Ballot if you do not qualify for an Absentee Ballot. You must be registered to vote in order to vote by mail-in ballot. Mail-in ballot applications for the April 28, 2020 primary must be received by your county election office by 5 pm on Tuesday, April 21, 2020.

What’s an annual mail-in ballot request? You now have the option to request to be added to an annual mail-in ballot request list where you’ll receive an application to renew your mail-in ballot request each year. Once your application is approved, you will automatically receive ballots for the remainder of the year, and you do not need to submit an application for each election.

How do I vote with a mail-in ballot?

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A MAIL-IN BALLOT?

1. Mark your ballot, following the instructions.

Option 1: Apply for a Mail-in Ballot Online

2. Place your ballot in the secrecy envelope and then put the secrecy envelope into the official envelope. Be sure to sign the form, or your ballot may not count.

3. Return your ballot to the county office election office on time. (506 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337)

Apply Online at VotesPA.com/ApplyMailBallot Registered voters can apply for a mail-in ballot online with a valid PA driver’s license or photo I.D. from the PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

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Recommendations from

The Tanglwood Bookees Are you looking for a good book to dig into? Here is a sampling of some of the titles that the Tanglwood Bookees have discussed lately and have on their list for future meetings. The Tanglwood Bookees get together monthly usually at a local restaurant to talk about a particular literary work often a work of fiction but sometimes a memoir or non-fiction.

Recommended: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Kruger The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Volunteers Needed For The Creation Of A Tanglwood Community Garden The Environmental Committee has been asked to look into the possibility of creating a community garden. We are tasked with forming a sub-committee comprised of interested gardeners, hopefully including a Master Gardener. Their function is to identify a location, devise a design plan and cost estimate for the creation and maintenance of a community garden. Anyone interested should email Janet at Jsel164@ptd.net.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane: A Novel by Lisa See The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

BUILDING PERMITS IN TANGLWOOD In Spring when a homeowners fancy turns to home improvements and projects, it is a good idea to keep abreast of the particular requirements for Building Permits. Here is a copy of the latest revision from April 2019 approved by the Board: (Revised April 2019)

News of the World by Paulette Jiles

COMPREHENSIVE PERMIT APPLICATION

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Owner’s Name: _______________________________________________________ Date Submitted: _________________________________________

Permit No:_________________________________

Mail Address: _________________________________________________________ Tanglwood Street Address: ________________________________

Suggested Books List:

Lot Number: _________________________________________________________ Phone Number: ___________________________________________

Oil and Marble by Stephanie Storey

License: ________________________________________

The Library Book by Susan Orleans

HOUSE AND LOT NUMBERS MUST BE CLEARLY MARKED AT SITE

Contractor: _________________________________________________________

My Dear Hamilton by Stephane Dray The Life We Bury  by Allen Eskens Educated by Tara Westover  Lost Roses  by Martha Hall Kelly Only Child by R., Navin Beneath the Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan 

Permit for:

1. ______ New Construction*

5.______ Tree Removal - $25 FEE

2.______ Addition, Shed, etc.* - $25 FEE

6.______ Paint Color

3.______ Minor renovation*

7.______ Driveway change*

4.______ Siding/Roof Installation

8.______ Other

(See corresponding number on back of this form for requirements for each of the numbered items.)

Before any permit can be issued, the following conditions must be met: Permits are good for 90 days from date of issue (revised 09/2013) All TLCA fees and due must be current. Township permits (if required) must be presented with this application. All colors and specifications must meet TLCA building code requirements. A complete plot plan or survey showing all structures and/or revisions, with distance to property lines (for items 1, 2, 5, 7) above must be provided. Work is permitted between 8:00 am (9:00 am on Saturday) and 6:00 pm. NO WORK IS ALLOWED ON SUNDAYS OR HOLIDAYS. Builders and applicants must read and adhere to TLCA Rules & Regulations for Building. (Available at TLCA office). Your TLCA permit must be displayed (along with the township permit if one is required) at the site until all work is completed. APPLICANT:

Review the requirements on page 2 of this form. Attach your plans and submit to the TLCA office.

Applicants Signature: __________________________________________________________________________________ This permit has been: APPROVED BY:__________________________________________________________________ ON:_________________________ REJECTED DUE TO:_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ TLCA PERMIT REQUIREMENTS 1. & 2.

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini The Marriage Lie by Kimberly Belle Love and Ruin by Paula McLain 

COI: ___________________________________________

Check all that apply. Please note: * Items will require a survey per Rule 421.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue When the Moon Is Low  by Nadia Hashimi

Permits for NEW CONSTRUCTION OR AN ADDITION require the following: Approved Palmyra Township Building Permit (1 copy) Approved Palmyra Township Sewage Permit (1 copy) Survey with lot dimensions, setbacks, driveway & septic location. (1 copy) Any addendum to building permit must be completed and signed by builder. (1 copy) Detailed plans & complete materials list, showing floor plan, exterior & interior dimensions plus front and side exterior views. (1 copy) Samples of Building Materials (Example: Paint Color, Shingles, and Siding) Erosions & Sedimentation Control Plan

FEES:

The Color of Water: A Black Man’s Tribute to His White Mother  by James McBride 

Permit Review @ $0.35/sq. ft. for new improvement or addition Rules Compliance Refundable Deposit $2000.00 Variance (if applicable) $100.00 Fire House Assessment $100.00 (New Const Only) Garage, Shed or Deck Addition $25.00 FEE

3.

Hidden by Cathy Glass 

Permit for Minor Renovation: Submit plot diagram showing all existing structures on the lot AND the alterations additions that are being made to the property. NO FEE

4.

Permit for Siding/Roof Installation Submit a sample of material to be used. It must be within the guidelines displayed at the TLCA office. NO FEE

5.

Permit for Tree Removal Submit a plot diagram showing the location of all structures and the relative location of

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Contractor Phone Number: ________________________________

the trees to be cut down. Trees should be marked so that the TLCA can identify the tree to be cut. $25.00 FEE NOTE: Indicate the reason for removing the trees. If any trees must be removed from the lot, identify the trees that need to be removed in the application. Logging per se is not permitted within TLCA. 6.

Permit for Paint Color Approval Your request must identity the color you intend to use. A color chart or sample of the paint should be submitted. The color should be within the guidelines on display @ the TLCA office. NO FEE

7.

Driveway Change Culverts of at least 18 inches in diameter must be used (if deemed necessary) when installing a driveway. This is particularly important when a blacktop driveway is being installed. --> See # 2 ABOVE Public Works Committee must approve drainage plan.

$25.00 FEE Approval: ____________________________ Public Works Committee 8.

Other Changes to Property Identify what you want to accomplish. If you wish, call the office and a member of the Building Code Committee will be back to you. NO FEE

OUR INTENT IS TO MAINTAIN THE APPEARANCE OF THE COMMUNITY. We will accommodate your wishes if we can do so within the bylaws & without changing the general appearance of the community

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Saving Money is a Good Thing, Right? Did you know that in the late 1990’s the Federal Government ordered the country’s electric and gas utilities to create a competitive market to provide the nation’s consumers electric and gas supply? Consumers would continue to have the electricity and/ or natural gas delivered by the normal electricity provider. In the case of TLCA residents that would be PPL. This market gives all of us the opportunity to save some decent money, typically 10%+ on our electricity bills. For those who might have heat pumps or electric baseboard heat, and therefore an annual heat/a/c cost of $2000, savings of $200+/year are possible. All electricity users can save something even if you aren’t one of these heavy users. The process for getting these savings is very simple with just a few steps. Visit www.papowerswitch.com on your computer. Note have a recent PPL bill handy (they will need your PPL account #). Enter our zip code (18426) (if you are a weekender with primary residence also in PA you can do both homes). Check the PPL price to compare (today it is $0.076320/kwh) PPL is provider of last resort if you don’t choose to save by selecting a cheaper option. You can also sign up to be alerted whenever this rate changes. On the left side margin are the choices you want to filter to get the best results. Always select a “Fixed” rate and under “Terms and Conditions” check the boxes for “no cancellation costs”, “no monthly fee” and “no enrollment fee”. Then poke “filter results” Now look over the list of supplier options. On this particular date the best choice was AEP Energy at $0.0645/kwh. This price met all the requirements and had a term (guarantee) of 12 months but no end date meaning you could continue buy their supply at this price beyond 12 months. A number of Tanglwood residents have taken advantage of this option and stayed with a fixed supplier at $.063/kwh for going on 4 years now. Poke “Sign for this Offer” and follow the instructions that the selected supplier provides. Your new supplier takes care of contacting PPL and within 2 months you will see that a new supplier appears on your PPL bill and your savings will begin. Note that wherever you have a 2nd residence (or a business) in the USA this savings opportunity exists. Just visit the website of your state Public Utility Commission and sign up for cheaper supply using their procedure. Enjoy your savings!!!

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What Do You Need To Know About The PA Real ID? From www.dmv.pa.gov

You do NOT need a REAL ID to:

What is REAL ID? REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal purposes, such as boarding a domestic commercial flight, or entering a military installation or federal facility that requires ID. Beginning October 1, 2020, Pennsylvanians will need a REAL ID-compliant license, identification card, or another form of federally-acceptable identification (such as a valid passport or military ID) to: • Board domestic commercial flights. • Enter a military base. • Enter a federal facility that requires ID at the door.

Do I have to get a REAL ID? No. REAL ID is optional for Pennsylvania residents. You will be able to get either a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, or a standard driver’s license or identification card. If you do not get a REAL ID, you must have an alternate form of federally-acceptable identification (valid passport, military ID, etc.) to board domestic commercial flights and enter certain federal facilities after October 1, 2020. Applicable Uses Driving (DL only)

Standard ID or Driver’s License

Real ID or Driver’s License

• Drive. • Vote. • Access hospitals. • Visit the post office. • Access federal courts. • Apply for or receive federal benefits, such as social security or veterans' benefits.

Prepare For REAL ID - Gather Your Documents The best thing you can do to prepare for REAL ID is to get your documents together. Federal regulations require that PennDOT must verify original versions or certified copies of the following documents for a customer before issuing a REAL ID: • Proof of identity: Original or certified copy of a birth certificate filed with the state office of vital records with a raised/embossed seal — issued by an authorized government agency — or valid, unexpired U.S. Passport or passport card. • Proof of Social Security number: Social Security card. • Two proofs of current, physical PA address (if applicable): Examples include current, unexpired PA license or ID, PA vehicle registration, auto insurance card or utility bill with the same name and address. • Proof of all legal name changes: Certified marriage certificate, court order, or divorce decree issued by your county's family court.

General Identification Purposes

If you are a lawfully present non-U.S. citizen, acceptable documents include:

Boarding a Domestic (U.S.) Flight after October 1, 2020

• Unexpired Employment Authorization Card (EAD) issued by DHS; Forms I-766 or Form 1-688B

Entering a Federal Facility (that requires ID) or Military Base

• Valid, Unexpired Permanent Resident Card I-551 Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) Issued by DHS or INS • Unexpired foreign passport with an unexpired U.S. visa affixed, and an I-94 indicating temporary evidence of permanent residence Some non-U.S. citizens may be required to present additional documentation. Additional information for non-U.S. citizens can be found on PennDOT's REAL ID Information for non-U.S. Citizens page. Learn more about REAL ID documentation requirements and download a printable document checklist on PennDOT’s REAL ID Document Check page.

Apply For Pre-Verification - Pre-Verify Online If you received your FIRST Pennsylvania driver’s license, learner’s permit, or photo ID card AFTER September 1, 2003, PennDOT may already have your REAL ID documentation on file. To find out if your required REAL ID documents are on file with PennDOT, you can apply for re-verification online on their website. If PennDOT confirms that your documents are on file, you can order your REAL ID online — no need to visit a driver’s license center!

How To Get A REAL ID Order REAL ID Online - Pre-verified customers may apply online (www.dmv.penndot. gov) and receive their REAL IDs in the mail within 15 business days. Get REAL ID In-Person • Visit any PennDOT REAL ID center to have your documents verified and imaged and receive your REAL ID at the time of service. • Visit any PennDOT Driver License Center to have your documents verified and imaged, and receive your REAL ID within 15 business days. It’s best not to wait until the last minute. Visit the DMV website to answer all your questions. www.dmv.pa.gov

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Around the Lake By Elisabeth Muller Warmer weather, plentiful sunshine, gentle breezes… Spring is here! (At least I hope it is, as this article was penned in February!) Spring is known as the season of renewal and rebirth for all life on Earth. So why not make it a little easier for our beautiful, local wildlife to thrive? It’s easy! You can certify your property as a wildlife habitat through the National Wildlife Federation by following a few simple steps: • Provide habitat: this can be as simple as having a woodpile or rock garden in your yard, bird houses or even by having trees on your property. (A nice project you can do with your kids is to make a frog house. There are many online sites providing simple instructions on how to do this.) If you want to provide housing for endangered bats, butterflies or mason bees (mason bees don’t sting), consider purchasing homes for those endangered species too. We all have lots of trees here in Tanglwood Lakes, so consider this part done! • Make food sources available: native flowers provide nectar for bees, acorns provide nourishment for deer and squirrels, so this is an easy requirement to meet as well. If you’d like to grow plants to help the fauna in our area, a good resource to check is wildflower.org/collections to find out which plants are native to Pennsylvania. Container gardens are easy to maintain and qualify as food sources, too. • Supply water: water sources can range from ponds and streams to birdbaths and butterfly puddlers. • Allow safe spaces for young: this step can be completed by having shrubs, birdhouses, trees, or nesting boxes. Easy! • Avoid using chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. No Round-Up, please. (Did you know you can kill dandelions by pouring boiling water over the plant? Pour the water slowly and very close to the base of the plant so as not to burn yourself. Better yet, let the dandelions grow as they provide valuable food for endangered bees!) • Once your yard has met all the above criteria, go to nwf.org/Garden-for-Wildlife/Certify to make your property an official wildlife habitat. They’ll even send you a plaque! Now that your yard is ready for Spring, let’s go exploring. From April 4th to April 5th, check out the Wally Wine Fest from 12pm – 5pm at Silver Birches. Over 100 domestic and international wines will be available to sample and purchase, as well as bourbon and beer. Food and gift vendors will also be on site. Tickets can be purchased at Silver Birches, The Dock, Ledges Hotel, Cocoon Coffee House, and the Settlers Inn in Hawley. Proceeds are donated to the Wallenpaupack Fireworks Display and range in price from $35 and up. Call 570 226 4388 or go to wallywinefest.com for details. Jim Thorpe is holding its annual Jim Thorpe Earth Day on April 18th (rain date April 19th.) There will be a Lehigh River Clean-Up, an Earth Day raffle, kids’ crafts, activities for all ages, workshops, live music, food and drink. This is a free event. Call 570 325 2097 for details. Jim Thorpe is a pretty little town rich in history, so you may want to go to the Asa Packer mansion or take a walk along picturesque Race Street and visit the stunning Episcopal Parish of St. Mark and St. John. If you have little ones with you, a must-see place is the Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary located at 18 Church Road. Call 570 325 4848 for prices and hours. Take a walk on the Hawley Trail Extension along the Lackawaxen River on April 18th. From 10am to 1 pm, the Sierra Club and the Delaware Highlands Conservancy will conduct a guided walk along the Extension in Hawley, which connects D & H Canal Park to the Riverside Park Trail. Dress appropriately and be sure to wear sturdy shoes, as some areas of the trail may be a little uneven. What a great way to enjoy beautiful scenery while learning about the area’s natural wildlife! Call 570 226 3164 x 8 for more information. Enjoy National Park Week at Steamtown in Scranton, April 18th through April 26th. Hop aboard for train rides, seasonal excursions and tours. Call 570 340 5200 or go online at nps.gov for details. Broadway in Scranton will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at the Masonic Temple in Scranton from April 24th to the 26th. Show times vary; call 570 342 7784 for details. The Temple is located at 420 N. Washington Ave in Scranton. A heads-up: next in line at the Temple is ‘An American in Paris’ from May 29th to May 30th. Celebrate Earth Day on April 25th at Pike Environmental Education Center. The center is located in Dingmans Ferry at 538 Emery Road. This is a fun event for the whole family. There will be hands-on learning stations, guided hikes, crafts, exhibits, food and music. The cost is $5/car, and the hours for the festival are 11am – 4pm. Keep in mind, PEEC offers various summer camps, and the Ecozone Discovery Room has ongoing programs throughout the year. Call 570 828 2319 or visit peec.org to learn more. After your day out, you may want to let someone else do the cooking. From 5:30 to 9:30pm on April 25th, Silver Birches will host Foods of the Delaware Highlands Dinner. This is an annual Spring event to support the Delaware Highlands Conservancy. Tickets are required. Enjoy fresh, local farm-to-table food with wine pairings, as well as live and silent auctions. Call 570 226 3164 or go to delawarehighlands.org to order your tickets. Continued >>

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Let’s go to New Jersey. On May 2nd, Skylands Stadium in Sussex County will hold its Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival from 12 to 7pm. Bring your family and friends to enjoy meals from 25 different food trucks. Have a picnic while listening to live music and playing outdoor games. There will be a beer garden with craft beers, wine, hard cider and spiked seltzer, as well as other beverages. This event is held rain or shine, and parking is free. Skylands Stadium is located in Augusta NJ; the phone number to call is 973 383 7644, or visit skylandsstadium.com for more info. Back in PA, The Art Factory of White Mills offers art classes of all kinds throughout the year, from painting and drawing to ceramics and ‘paint and sip’ sessions. Pre-registration is required. Call 570 251 1181 or go to theartfactoryofwhitemills.com for details. Better yet, stop in and see what’s going on! The address is 736 Texas Palmyra Highway in White Mills. Lacawac Sanctuary in Lake Ariel is offering many programs this Spring, too. Among them are a Spring Wild Edibles Walk, Wine & Birds by the Lake, Science Adventures, and more. There are quite a few hiking trails to explore if you want some time alone or bring your friends. Find out more by calling 570 689 9494 or visit lacawac.org. Don’t forget about Promised Land State Park if you want to go hiking, do some boating or fishing, go swimming or take part in eagle and nature watching. There is a beach, refreshment stand, pavilions, a playground and lots more to do. For details, call 570 676 3428 or go to dcnr.pa.gov. Paupack Blueberry Farm is a local pick-your-own blueberry farm with freshly made jams, baked goods, ice cream and syrups. Make a day of it and bring the kids! (No pets, please.) The farm is located on Gumbletown Road in Paupack; their number is 570 226 9702. In Milford, Grey Towers (greytowers.org, 570 296 9630) is hosting guided tours of the Pinchot mansion and its grounds from May 23rd through October 31st. Tours are on the hour from 11am to 5pm. Don’t miss the outdoor water table! The grounds are beautiful, so if you skip the mansion tour, you can have a great time staying outside. Milford offers lots of quaint shops and lots of places to eat, so it’s easy to make a day of it! Wallenpaupack Boat Tours begin their tours on weekends beginning May 9th. Even if you’ve lived here for years, this is a really nice way to see Lake Wallenpaupack and learn about its history, as well as the history of our area. Tours last for just under an hour; prices vary. Call 570 226 3293 or visit wallenpaupackboattour.com to learn more. In the coming months, keep your eyes on Kipp Island in Lake Wallenpaupack. Kipp Island is located just to the left as you look out on the lake from our beach. Summer marks bald eagles’ nesting season, so the island closes to the public during the Summer months. Bald eagles mate for life and return to the same area year after year. We’re so lucky they have chosen our neck of the woods in which to raise their young!

Get outside and have fun!

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Board of Directors Meeting SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020 APPROVED

Call to order: Ralph Graf, Community Manager, called the meeting to order at 9:00am. All stand for the pledge of allegiance. Roll call was taken, and board members present are Ron Triani, Elmer Hertz, Rose Kucharski, Mark Ossont, Sandra LaPorte, Brian Faller and Grace Zoccali. Jim Clark and Bob Russo are absent. Ralph Graf, Community Manager, Kathy Bloodworth, and Beth Muller, Office Staff, and attorney Chris Farrell are also present. Attorney Chris Farrell gives presentation on the roles and responsibilities of a board member. • Fiduciary duties include trust, honesty and working for the best interest of the community. • Work per the governing documents • Committees have no power – they are to advise the board. They have no power to make rules.

R. Graf opens the motions for board president. Motion by: R. Kucharski Second by: E. Hertz To nominate Jim Clark. There are no further nominations. Vote is unanimous and J. Clark is president. Motion by: G. Zoccali Second by: R. Triani To nominate Mark Ossont as 1st vice-president. There are no further nominations. Vote is unanimous and M. Ossont is 1st vice-president. Motion by: R. Kucharski Second by: M. Ossont To nominate Elmer Hertz as 2nd vice-president. There are no further nominations. Vote is unanimous and E. Hertz is 2nd vice-president. Motion by: M. Ossont Second by: E. Hertz To nominate Ron Triani as treasurer. There are no further nominations. Vote is unanimous and R. Triani is treasurer. R. Kucharski introduces the two new board members Brian Faller and Sandra LaPorte. Motion by: G. Zoccali Second by: E. Hertz To accept the minutes of November 16, 2019 as presented. All voted and the motion passes unanimously. Motion by: R. Kucharski Second by: R. Triani To accept the closed session minutes of November 16, 2019 as presented. All voted and the motion passes with (1) abstention. Treasurer’s Report November 16, 2019 Board Meeting The bank account balances as of November 1, 2019: Dime Bank - Money Market $ 60,053 - Operating 94,079 - New Capital 84,236 - Contractors 12,848 Total all Dime accounts $251,216 Mortgage loan Balance $266,307 Vanguard balance $574,229 PNC Balance $9,999 NBT Balance $95,400 Receipts for 2019 $1,172,400 Homes $817,708 98% Lots 139,038 84% Docks 103,485 100% Cash Disbursements to date $718,248 Spending for Operations in October was $65,712. Our available cash spending for the last 2 months is $90,687 per month (if no other revenue is received in the 4th Quarter). However, we will keep to a spending target of NMT $77,000/month, which will allow us to add additional funds to the Reserve Account. Large expenditures in October include: $1,389 vehicle maintenance; $1,225 Restrictive Covenant ballot mailing; $3400 Dock Removal; $3,993 two-way Radios. Reserve fund: Spending in October was $47,490 primarily for the following projects: Tanglwood culvert replacement, lake sediment and lake sediment removal; loan payments covering the Chalet, Kubota, & Security Car.

I sent a letter to Ms. Aranas regarding her request to offer her lot to the community or any member free of charge. The property at issue is located at 450 Shady Glen Drive. Waiting to hear from her attorney. TLCA Collection Counsel has filed the necessary paperwork regarding the Lytle property. This is a matter of the unauthorized removal of trees and as per our regulations, the fine is set at $500.00 per tree. In addition, a $200.00 fine was assessed for the members failure secure a permit. The monies due the community are approximately $7,800.00. The hearing on this matter is set for January 30, 2020. TLCA Counsel sent a letter in response to Tanglwood North regarding beach rights and access to the TLCA Beach on Lake Wallenpaupack. The offer from Tanglwood North is $7,000.00 instead of the $13,000.00 TLCA feels is due based on financial data that has been provided to support TLCA position. The rejection letter states that Tanglwood North shall inform TLCA of their intentions by January 30, 2020. If Tanglwood North refuses to pay their share the Board has elected to restrict the beach rights of Tanglwood North members. We sent out a letter to individuals on the dock lease list informing them the maximum length of a watercraft at TLCA Slips is 22ft. Members currently with watercrafts in excess of this rule will be grandfathered for the time they own the boat. Any new purchase shall conform to the current regulation. The Assessment Collection Rate as we end the year was 98% on developed properties and 85% on undeveloped properties. I met with the Insurance Broker from Univest Insurance to review exposures and coverage areas. The renewal of the policy is February 1, 2020. The Workers Comp Modification is .83 which is exceptional. The overall premium increase is approximately $1,500.00. The community has a ten- million-dollar umbrella that goes over existing coverage and an agreed amount of replacement values. The carrier is an admitted carrier in PA. We ordered 40 ton of additional anti-skid material. The equipment and staff are prepared for the winter. The Insert to the Culvert pipe is now complete except for grading and seeding that will, take place in the spring. We are holding back $15,000.00 pending the final grading and seeding of the area. A representative of the Pike County Conservation District responded to a complaint regarding the E/S plan in place. I was at the site with the Project Manager, Elmer Hertz and Mark Ossont. The silt fence needed to be towed in at the bottom, which was immediately done by the contractor. On Tuesday I went to the Economic Development Council in Milford to pick up the $75,000.00 LSA Grant Check. The grant money will be used to offset the cost of the pipe insert on Tanglwood Drive. I received a call from a representative from the DEP who stated that he received a complaint from a member that alleged that salt was on the ground outside the salt shed. The concern that was expressed by the representative was that of impacting the water table. The representative sent a photo regarding the allegation. John investigated and it’s not salt, simply milling from the road work on Tanglwood Drive. The representative was satisfied with the response. There is no further information with respect to the fix of the Shut Off Valve Pipe on the 18th hole of the golf course. Joe Hudak P.E is working with the DEP to discuss possible options. As you will recall the pipe had to be inspected using video equipment as a requirement every ten years. The video showed that the pipe was defective and rotted at the bottom. The length of the pipe is 268 ft. The Board may want to discuss the next step regarding sediment removal. It is my understanding that design and permitting will be ready for spring dredging. I will need a decision on bid specification administration and planning for the soil disposal site. Princeton Hydro the Lake Manager for the community will be preparing an updated proposal regarding bidding and oversight for the sediment removal. The project is going through the regulatory review process. The board approved $28,900 for this project.

New Capital fund: $0.00

The permit application for the Fore-Bay has been approved by the DEP. I will be following up with Will Whitehead the Engineer from Kiley Associates.

Motion by: E. Hertz Second by: S. LaPorte To accept the treasurer’s report as presented. All voted and the motion passes unanimously.

I provided the Board and newly elected Directors my year in review report with respect to past activities and those being considered in the future.

Community Managers Report January 18, 2020 I want to thank the Board, Committees, Staff and the membership for their support over the past year.

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As of March 2, 2020, the office will be closed on Mondays and open Tuesday thru Saturday. I want to thank Kathy Bloodworth for her fifteen years of dedicated service to the community. Kathy will be retiring effective February 25, 2020. The Board has arranged to have our members wish Kathy good health in her retirement. Please plan on stopping

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at the Community Center on Saturday February 22,2020 from 11am to 1pm. Beth Muller a part time employee will be assuming Kathy’s duties Administrative Assistant, upon her retirement. Respectfully, Ralph E Graf, Community Manager

Maintain Open and Transparent Budget Management All stakeholders (standing committees, groups, Community Manager, maintenance, Board of Directors, community members) were involved in the 2020 budget creation, review and approval processes, ending in the public budget presentation at the October Community Meeting.

B & F – R. Triani

Prepare the 2020 Budget The 2020 Approved Budget covers expected increases in the cost of Operations, reduces the likelihood of underfunding key cost drivers (payroll, maintenance, professional fees and insurance) , addresses the need to replenish the reserve account, and increases Reserve account funding to meet planned expenses and creates a sustainable fund to meet the future planned as well as unexpected expenses.

Budget & Finance Committee Report

Ron Triani - B&F Committee Chair

The Committee reviewed the December financials, with focus on the year end revenues and expenses. Unaudited net income for 2019 is $1,232,293 and expenses for Operations are $866,272. In 2019 $285,000 was transferred to the Reserve fund resulting in the total “expense” of $1,151,272. The committee estimates approximately $8000 in accounts payable from 2019. The excess of revenues over expenses is estimated to be $73,021 at this point. The shortfall in collected versus billed assessments of $36,616 was more than made up by an excess in other income of $51,732 versus the budget. In addition, $44,846 of assessments from prior years was collected. Once the final expenses for 2019 are determined, the committee will recommend additional dollars to be transferred to the Reserve fund. It is noted that since the first billing notice, we have received $262,811 prepaid assessments for 2020.

Motion by: R. Triani Second by: G. Zoccali To grant a variance to allow the time share units within TLCA to operate as short-term rentals upon transfer of the time shares to new owner. They will abide by TLCA rules and regulations as they pertain to short-term rentals. All voted and the motion passes unanimously.

Committee Reports Arbitration – No report

The Committee reviewed the major areas of spending that were over budget in 2019. They are payroll, professional fees (especially legal fees), and maintenance costs (especially vehicle and equipment maintenance). Close cooperation with the Public Works Committee and the Community Manager has begun to demonstrate cost savings in better control of costs and through programs such as the implementation of preferred suppliers for materials and vehicle maintenance. Based on the repair history of the 2015 Ford Safety Car the Committee would support its replacement in 2020. The committee voted to support a motion to grant a variance to the future owners of the 10 Condominiums located on the lake to allow short term rentals. The committee voted to support a recommendation by the Community Manager to acquire the Lytle Property on Indian Drive next to the canoe storage property. The committee voted to support, as part of the Princeton Hydro contract, the proposal to spend $28,300 to prepare bids and oversight for the Lake sediment removal. 2019 Budget & Finance Committee Annual Objectives Update the Capital Reserve Study The Capital Reserve Study (a long-range plan that documents all association assets, their value and replacement cost and year for replacement in order to have the appropriate funds in the Reserve) is completed and will be issued in the next few weeks. Plans are to update this on an ongoing basis. Add Incremental Funds to the Reserve Account We have already added an additional $25,000 above the budgeted amount to the reserve fund and will be able to add additional funds to the fund from the excess revenue from 2019.

• Code Enforcement & Public Works – M. Ossont Met 1/11/20 Committees will meet once a month the Saturday before the board meeting. • Bylaws & Legal – No report • Communications – No report • Entertainment – R. Kucharski Kids Christmas was big success D. Miller will plan Easter party Gazebo parties to be scheduled Potluck in February or March • Environmental – J. Sellitti - R. Graf discussed in his report • Nominating – No report • PPH Task Force – Received new 2020 rates • Personnel – No report • Public Safety – No report • Old Business: • New Business: • 2020 dock lease Telephone directory? Separate rules & regs booklet Covenant change – must get the votes back • Adjourn board meeting and open public meeting. • Lot 98 – L. O’Connor Thank you for restoring the heat in the community center. M. Ossont thanks Tom Koster and R. Graf for taking care of the heater problem. • Lot 895-896 0 E. Triani Re: the covenant change, financials institutions won’t support a mortgage without covenants in place. • Lot 78 – J. Sellitti Who is the board contact for the Environmental committee? Brian Faller. • Lot 1016 – W. Settembrino We never received a covenant ballot. Please stop by the chalet and pick one up. Motion to adjourn is made at 10:05am. Respectfully submitted, Kathryn Bloodworth

HOORAY FOR SUMMER ACTIVITIES!

The boating season is quickly approaching. Hooray!! Dock leases for Lake Wallenpaupack and rack forms for Lake Tanglwood will be mailed out shortly. Please read the information carefully as some of the rules and procedures have changed. If you are renting a boat slip on Lake Wallenpaupack, be sure to send your boat registration and proof of insurance along with your dock lease. Dock, rack and launch stickers will be available at the office by mid-April. Please place your stickers so they are easily visible to the staff when they check the marina. If you have any questions, please call the chalet. Please note: our docks are for our members and their guests only, and for safety’s sake, please refrain from running, swimming, diving, fishing, smoking, picnicking, water skiing, or cooking on the docks. Failure to comply with these safety rules can lead to a fine. Another important thing to remember: alcoholic beverages are prohibited for those under the age of 21. Possession or consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 is prohibited and may result in a $100.00 fine. A boat launch is also available for our residents and their guests. Boat launch stickers are required; please stop by the office to pick one up. Daily launch stickers and season launch stickers are available. If you’d like to fish on Lake Tanglwood, please make sure you have a PA fishing license and be sure to wear a life jacket. No motors other than electric trolling motors (maximum 3 hp) are allowed, and fishing is by catch and release only. Did you know you can reserve tables at the gazebo down at the beach if you are having a family get-together? You may reserve two (2) tables, and use the beach, the lawn and the grill in the gazebo. If this is something you are interested in, please call the office and reserve your spot! First come, first served. TLCA residents and their guests may use the beach from 10 am until 6 pm daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Please observe all posted beach, water and lifeguard instructions. We wish everyone a wonderful summer and a safe boating season.

TANGLWOOD LAKES | APRIL/MAY 2020

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