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Life is better in a Gold Star Community APRIL 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 4

The Hideabout Newspaper celebrates 40 years!

President's Message ..................................................................4 Community Manager's Message ..........................................4 Ski Hill Corner .................................................................4 Public Safety Corner ..................................................................5 Facilities Corner ...........................................................................5 Communications Corner ..........................................................6 Registration Corner ....................................................................6 Food & Beverage Corner .........................................................6 Recreation Corner .......................................................................6 Management Team Contacts ..................................................7 Clubhouse Menus ..................................................................8, 9

Environmental Page ..................................................................10 Board Meeting Minutes .............................................17, 30, 33 Golf Page .........................................................................................21 Recreation & Lake/Marina Rules ..................25, 28, 29, 40 Employment .........................................................................36 - 39 Financials ..............................................................................42 - 45 Puzzle Pages .........................................................................52, 53 Information You Should Know .............................................55 Hideout Phone Numbers .............................................7, 55, 59 Classifieds Page ..........................................................................58 Advertisers' Directory ...............................................................60


2 • APRIL 2021

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

(Bet that got your attention :) Inventory levels in The Hideout are at historic lows. We need homes to sell and quite frankly we believe we can sell your home for much more than you’ve ever dreamed. We have qualified buyers anxiously waiting for new listings. The numbers support our plea: Last year was record setting: 369 homes were sold in the Hideout we sold 70% of them! Don’t wait for the market to change. No one knows what the future may hold. If you’ve been thinking of selling, the time to act is now.

Make 2021 your year and RE/MAXimize the value in your home!

Maggie Morris

Linda

Coccodrilli

Beth

Hubbard

Eileen & Harry Talalas

Dave & Marie Kovaleski

Donna

Gardner

‘Our targeted marketing hits high net worth metro and global markets which guarantees you more!’ Tim & Heather Meagher

Linda & Robert Amos

Ellen

Dramisino

Joanne

DeKenipp

Dakota Bonham

Daisy

Rockstroh

Meghan Gapp

1 2 0 0 H A M L I N H W Y, L A K E A R I E L 5 7 0 . 6 9 8 . 7 2 9 9 • H I D E O U T R E A L E S TAT E . C O M

BROKER/OWNERS

Charts and statistics are based on information from the Pike/Wayne MLS for the period of 1/1/2020 through 12/31/2020. Chart does not include Non Member sales in Pike Wayne MLS. If you have a real estate contract with another real estate broker please disregard this letter. All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.


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4 • APRIL 2021

FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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ith Spring upon us and the vaccine becoming more widely available, we are seeing hopeful signs that things are starting to get back to normal. Each week, the Board and the POA look to Governor Wolf and the Center for Disease Control for the latest guidance on how to provide services to the membership to the greatest extent possible, while being mindful of the need to maintain social distance and follow health protocols especially given the new variants of the COVID-19 virus. For example, Registration has been expanding its hours to allow the membership to pay dues and pick up stickers. While they have been doing terrific work, recognizing the challenges some members may have in paying their dues by the March 31 deadline, the Board has extended it to April 30. The Board also authorized a one-time payment plan for members who, for the extraordinary economic circumstances many continue to face, are unable to pay the full amount due. Contact Registration for more information and please remember to submit your ballot for the proposed bylaw changes. The Maintenance Department has proposed, and the Board approved changes to our Bulk Garbage program. Many members asked that instead of only having the opportunity to dispose of bulk garbage two days a year, was it possible to allow for days which fit into their schedules? So instead, each homeowner will be given two “Bulk Garbage Passes” in 2021 to be used Monday thru Friday from 11am to 12:30pm and on Saturdays by appointment only. All other rules concerning volume and contents still apply.

Food and Beverage has been eagerly looking at expanded seating capacity at the Clubhouse which as of early April will be at 75% capacity and limited bar seating. Take out orders are also being encouraged. Finally, while we do not have a set date, the Golf Maintenance Department and Pro-Shop are carefully monitoring the weather to determine when the Golf Course will reopen for the season. Last month, we highlighted a new program authorized by the Board of Directors to recognize Hideout members who are marking special milestones. The Board was pleased to have as its first honorees, Joan and Richard Martinez, who are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on April 8, 2021. They first met in the United States Airforce in 1960, were married in 1961 and raised three beautiful daughters and have four grandchildren. They have been Hideout members for the past 30 years and are active in social life in the community as members of the Adult Social Group. In recognition of their special day, the Board passed a Proclamation declaring April 8, 2021 as “Joan and Richard Martinez Day” in the Hideout. Congratulations to the beautiful couple and their family. If any member you know is celebrating a special milestone or are serving our nation oversees and deserves recognition, please contact Lisa Green at LGreen@thehideout.us for more information. ■

For more information on Committee & Board of Directors Meetings please visit the Event Calendar on The Hideout website. Sign in at www.hideoutassoc.com and find the calendar under "Member Central." FROM CHARLES SWODY, SKI HILL MANAGER

Ski Hill Corner

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nother remarkable season at the Ski Hill has come to an end. While weather conditions prevented us from opening for Christmas Week and Martin Luther King Weekend, snowmaking weather did finally present itself and the Ski Hill was open for two full weekends in January. Thanks to COVID and cabin fever, we experienced an overwhelming interest this season. These circumstances presented us with some unique challenges and forced us to create a much more complex plan for opening than ever before. Mask wearing and social distancing became the standard here and many people took advantage of the outdoor seating area that was setup in our ice skating rink. The increased interest

made securing a reservation at the Hill difficult but the organization and limited volumes provided skiers and snowboarders with a more enjoyable experience. Conditions on the Hill were great, thanks to the consistent snowfall Mother Nature continued to provide throughout the winter. These favorable weather conditions allowed use of the Ski Hill into the month of March. Staff would like to thank everyone for making this a successful season and we hope to see you all back at the Hill next season! ■

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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fter changing the clocks this past weekend, we were reminded Spring must be in the near future. A wonderful thought, since we survived snowy and cold winter months. Hopefully those days are behind us but we have experienced snow storms late in March. In reviewing our performance regarding snow removal these past months, a message of appreciation to our Maintenance staff. We have many new members in the department and they were able to perform remarkably. With the purchase of a front end loader we will be able to meet the needs of The Hideout more efficiently regarding snow removal operations and storm water remediation.

of Eastern Hemlock trees along Roamingwood East at Roamingwood Park. These trees are stressed beyond the point of recovery caused by the invasive insect specifically targeting Eastern Hemlock trees. We will be removing 22 of these stressed trees. Consequently, the removal of such a large number of trees will clearly be visible to everyone. We will be replacing these removed trees with plantings more conducive to our area.

We closed the Ski Hill before the weekend of March 13. The reason for the closure was that the weather had severely impacted the top of the hill to such as extent that the conditions were unsafe. Although the bottom of the hill showed significant amounts of snow the lift could not be used because of the issues mentioned. We are most grateful for all our members who made use of the hill this season. This year weather conditions forced us to have a delay in opening however the weather improved later and we were able to open. The Ski Hill was very busy during the times we were opened and most dates were booked. During the off season, the Ski Hill staff with other Hideout managers will be evaluating the needs to make the hill a more enjoyable amenity for the coming years including year round use.

The Ski Hill Grill will be open until further notice in order to serve our members. We are encouraging members to make use of the grill and enjoy breakfast or lunch.

Members should be aware that in the near future we will be removing a group

Our registration process is ongoing and we encourage members to pay their dues on a timely basis. Dues are the main source of income for The Hideout and pay for amenities members enjoy. The Hideout is a complex enterprise with many moving parts. Ensuring the continued success of The Hideout is the primary goal of the Board of Directors and Administration. We are most appreciative of all our members who volunteer and are active within our community. We would like to wish our staff and members a wonderful Easter holiday season. We wish you good health and thank you for the precautions you have taken during the COVID pandemic. ■

HIDEOUT GARDEN CLUB The Hideout Garden Club will be holding their annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, May 5th. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. downstairs at the POA. Anyone who would like to join the Garden Club or is thinking of joining is welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend, more information is available by emailing ryocum2014@gmail.com. We are a group of men and women dedicated to making The Hideout a more beautiful place. We plant and maintain the Arboretum at the Main Gate and 12 other locations spread throughout our community. Please join us! ■


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APRIL 2021 • 5

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Facilities Corner

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pring is here finally!

The Maintenance dept is very excited that the winter is finally over and the snow is gone. Our team out performed all expectations and did a fantastic job keeping our roads and amenities open during one of the snowiest seasons we have had in a very long time. Now that the winter season has come to an end it now begins our spring cleanup and stormwater initiative. This spring the facilities dept will be correcting many stormwater issues throughout our community. The Grandview dr and lakeview dr east project will be the largest project for 2021 as our team will be installing a new culvert system and increasing the depth of the drainage ditches to allow the stormwater to make its way into roaming wood lake preventing property issues in the future. Another project will be the stormwater system on lakeview dr west near Maplewood court. We are working with our engineers to correct this swale that leads into roaming wood lake. The Maintenance dept has purchased a new wheel loader this winter that will now assist in storm water remediation as well as clearing the roads during the winters snow events. As the warmer weather makes its way in, we also will be having the POA, Clubhouse and wood workers buildings sided, The Maintenance dept will have a new roof installed as well as A/C installed in the building. The maintenance dept will also be having a new salt shed installed which will have an increase in size to hold more material for the winter season. This building is a fabric salt shed that will hold up to the elements of winter and allow easier access for our equipment to mix salt. Prior to opening all beaches and pools our maintenance team will be performing some minor revitalization projects to clean up the north beach from the rocks

and placing down sand to increase the comfort of the beach for our members. The main beach will be regraded and new sand will be added. Over the course of the next few months our team will also be painting and staining throughout the community to give the hideout a fresh facelift. Due to the amount of snow, we received this season our team will also be correcting some damaged fences and signs. The permitting dept is gearing up for a very busy season. With the increase in home sales there will be a lot of projects being performed on members lots. As a reminder any work performed on the exterior must have a permit. Permits can be found on the hideout website by visiting www.hideoutassoc. com under the resource tab is the ECC permit applications, these permits are now fillable online and can be submitted as well as any documents to the Environmental dept. If any member has questions in regards to the permit application and the proper procedures please contact our permitting officer Mike Clark at mclark@thehideout.us or by calling Ext 120, Or you may also contact our Permitting dept admin tina Fairfax at tfairfax@thehideout.us or Ext 108. Trash and recycling for household garbage is open Monday-Friday 6am-8pm Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm. Bulk garbage is available at our maintenance complex Monday- Friday 11am-12:30pm and on Saturdays by appointment only. The fees for bulk garbage can be found by calling Desiree Detres at Ext 133 or by email at ddetres@thehideout.us. ■

2021 BULK PRICING Minimum Washer/Dryer Mattress/Box spring Twin/Full Queen/King Carpet 8x10/10x12 Hot Water Heaters Dresser/ Table Couch/Sofa Gas Grill Toilet/ Sink Outside Furniture Tires

$20 $50

$20 $30 $25 $30 $25 $40 $20 $20 $30 $10

Members Construction Debris SUV $50 Pickup Truck $125 Dump Truck $200 Contractors Construction Debris Pickup Truck $150 Dump Truck $225 Items that are not permitted-Electronics, Light bulbs, Refrigerants, Hazardous Waste and Materials, Oil, Fuel, Car batteries, and Chemicals. The Fees listed above are based on per drop off.

Public Safety Corner T his month I would like to talk about firearm safety in the home. Whether you’re into hunting, target shooting or just have a gun for self protection there are a few safety precautions that you must take in order to avoid serious accidents in the home. These precautions are even more important if you have small children living in your household. Safe storage of your firearms is your responsibility. The rules of home firearms safety are few in number and easy to follow. It is extremely important that these rules be strictly obeyed. Equally important is the development of the proper attitude toward firearms. An attitude of respect and seriousness should always be encouraged and maintained when dealing with guns. In the beginning, this may require a conscious effort, but as time passes it becomes automatic and safety becomes instinctive. • Unload all firearms before taking them into the home. Simple reason dictates that firearms should be loaded only when in the field or on the range. At all other times, during travel and especially in the home, they should be kept unloaded. • Never handle or show guns without first carefully checking to be sure they are unloaded. Open the action and keep it open until the gun is again ready for storage. Never assume that a firearm is unloaded, even if it was checked only a few minutes earlier. And don't trust the safety to compensate for unsafe gun handling like all mechanical devices, safeties can malfunction, and in any case, they are only intended to supplement human care and intelligence. Among experienced gun handlers there is a kind of ritual that is repeated whenever a firearm is shown or examined. The person picking up the gun opens the action and checks to make sure it is not loaded. When the gun is handed over to the second person, he goes through the entire procedure again. This is not an insult to the original handler. In fact, most shooting veterans take it as a sign of gun-savvy and competence, because there is just no way to be overcautious about firearms safety. • Long arms, such as rifles and shotguns, should be stowed securely in racks or cabinets, preferably locked. Handguns should be stored in a locked cabinet or drawer. Locked storage is particularly important if there are children in the home. Standing a shotgun in the closet corner or keeping a pistol in the desk does not do the job. If the proper storage facilities are not available, trigger locks should be purchased. Different types are available for use on all kinds of guns, including revolvers and pistols and they prevent even a fully loaded gun from being fired. On the practical side, guns should be stored in a reasonably dry environment but away from exposure to heat. Dampness causes rust and heat can bake the wood of stocks and grips to the point of cracking or splitting. • All ammunition should be kept under lock and in a location separate from

firearms for complete safety. Again, this is especially important if there are children in the home. An extra measure of safety can be had by storing ammunition in another room or on a different floor level. The objective is to create a situation in which conscious effort is required to bring firearms and ammunition together. Obviously the keys to all storage areas must be kept away from children. • When handling firearms, always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. Avoid horseplay at all times, guns are not toys and they must be handled with respect. Common sense must be used in choosing the safest direction to point the muzzle. "Down" is not always the safest direction and neither is "up." Safety in general is largely a matter of education and home firearms safety is certainly no exception. The head of the house must teach safe gun handling to all family members. Without proper education, preventive measures are nearly useless. Children are never too young to begin the lessons of safety. Teaching can begin long before the child is old enough to understand detailed instruction. Start by setting a proper and consistent example. If parents treat guns with care and respect, children will likely follow their lead. The second stage is more difficult, but well worth the effort. It involves convincing the child that firearms are not toys. Having noticed adult interest in guns, children will naturally develop a healthy curiosity about their use and operation. In addition, children tend to have an entirely unrealistic idea of what guns are all about because of exposure to modern realistic toys and to the fantasies of television. The quickest and surest way to show youngsters the power of firearms is by demonstration. Take them to the local range, fire a few rounds of high velocity ammunition at closed gallon cans of water, and show them the results. It is a serious mistake to assume that keeping children ignorant will prevent accidents. Nothing could be further from the truth. Where firearms are concerned, there is no such thing as blissful ignorance. Keeping youngsters in the dark only insures that they will not understand the potential danger and increases the likelihood that they will seek to satisfy their curiosity without proper supervision. Also, the hazards that the parent wishes to eliminate are greatly increased if the child does not know how firearms function. A good rule for children is: "Hands Off" until they are old enough to be taught safe gun handling and then only in the presence of an adult. NEVER while playing with other children. As soon as a child is old enough, he or she should be enrolled in one of the many firearms safety classes sponsored by sportsmen's groups across the country. These courses provide excellent training and serve to reinforce the lessons learned at home. ■


6 • APRIL 2021 FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Communications Corner

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pril in The Hideout means the flowers will bloom, white-tailed fawns will appear, and the natural beauty that is spring in The Hideout returns!

This April 22nd, we also celebrate our 51st Earth Day. So as the world celebrates the planet, let's remember to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. When I began recycling I was shocked that my recycling bin needed to be even larger than my garbage pail. What a difference it would make if we all recycled! The Hideout has our very own recycling facilities at The Hideout Trash and Recycling Center, right across the street from the North Beach. Looking forward to seeing you there! As the warm weather returns, so do our local Snow Birds and seasonal community members. In preparation for their returns, we had 200 additional members sign up for Hideout email blasts in March alone, putting the total over 3,030. If you have not signed up for email blasts, you can register by calling Registration at (570) 698-4100, ext. 0 and asking to have your email address added to your account. You can also email me at lgreen@thehideout.us. The Hideout has hundreds of new owners, so if you haven't signed up yet, I suggest you do! It's a key resource for up-todate POA news and messages from the Management Team.

The Community Relations Department communicates with members via The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, The Hideout TV Channel, email blasts, the calendar on The Hideout website, and The Hideout official Facebook page. So whichever form you prefer, I hope you feel that you are kept up-to-date on what's going on in The Hideout. Please look to The Hideout "official" Facebook page (@ Hideout Property Owners Association) for updates. If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can best communicate with you, please call me at (570) 630-3707. I look forward to hearing from you! Have questions or suggestions for a particular department in The Hideout? Reach out to the relevant Hideout Department Manager for a quick and accurate response. The Management team's contact information is on page 7. Happy Easter from my family to yours, and as always, enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

FROM ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Food & Beverage Corner

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pril is a month of transition and hopefulness for what is to come. After all, April showers bring May flowers, right? So, while we may not be out of the pandemic storm just yet, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. As of April 4th, bar service without the purchase of a meal can resume! Seating does still need to arranged with a minimum of 6 feet between tables but we can increase seating capacity to 75% for the restaurant. As always, we do ask that you continue to make reservations for the Clubhouse so that we can do our best to accommodate everyone. Although these changes have been made to the mitigation orders, we will not be hosting our traditional Easter buffet at the Main Lodge as the indoor capacity for events is still only at 25%. The Clubhouse and Ski Hill Grill will remain closed for the Holiday. We hope you took advantage of reserving an Easter Dinner package to be picked up the day before Easter. The Clubhouse and Ski Hill Grill will still be open on April 3rd.

For the foreseeable future, we will be keeping the Ski Hill Grill open as it has becoming a popular breakfast stop for some and a great way to grab a quick lunch on the go. If you haven’t been to the Ski Hill for a bite, Get Up There! From breakfast sandwiches and pancakes to burgers and wraps, there is a little something for everyone. The Clubhouse is just getting back from a short closure where the staff

did their annual deep cleaning and sanitizing. Maintenance was also in to help us make some changes to the back of the house. While you may not be able to see these changes, they make a major impact on the staff. Speaking of the staff, please help me in welcoming Nicole Kurent as our Bar Manager. She has been serving with us for a few months but has several years of food & beverage experience that she will bring to our department! Nicole has been behind the bar lately mixing up your favorite cocktails, coming up with our drink specials and will be incorporating some new micro brews to our taps. We wish her the best in her new role! On another note, we will be saying goodbye to our Front of the House Supervisor, Marcia Lopata. Marcia has been the backbone of our staff for the past 2 years and will be moving with her husband to Texas to be closer to her daughter and grandchildren! We are very sad to see her go but thankful for the time and energy she gave to our Clubhouse and we are excited for her next adventure in life. Best of Luck, Marcia! As always, the Food & Beverage team thanks you for your support through these unprecedented times. We can’t wait to get back to normal! ■

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FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Registration Corner

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he Registration Department is currently busy assisting members with the 2021 membership renewal process. Keep in mind dues payments need to be fulfilled before March 31 unless the Board decides to extend the date. We understand many members are facing hardship with the current pandemic environment we find ourselves in. The payment of dues is a necessary function in a community such as ours. Amenities and the general operation of The Hideout rely upon the collection of dues and other sources of income. The importance of the timely collection of dues payments cannot be stressed enough. Most of us understand that with the COVID restrictions our amenities have not been providing the income as expected. The administration has been able to delay projects and other costs, thereby placing our community in a desirable financial position. We are most appreciative of the many members who have paid their dues in a timely manner. The Registration Department has

varied functions, including preparing resale certificates, assisting members who wish to rent their properties, providing in person new member orientation and answering a host of questions by members. During this busy season we supplement staff in the department to handle the demand for service. Please understand we face restrictions from the various mandates the state has imposed on our operations and we ask for your patience as we all work together for a common goal. We ask when you come to our offices you respect our request for the wearing of appropriate face protection and the requirement to observe social distancing rules. Thank you for your understanding with making appointments and dropping off your information, and thank you for caring to keep us and your fellow members safe. ■

- The Hideout POA main phone number (570) 698-4100, ext. 0 is Registration, ext. 140 is the Main Gate, and ext. 142 is the North Gate. - Members and guests of members 7 years of age and older must possess and display a current amenity badge at all times when using any of the amenities. Thank you! - Please watch for people running and walking their dogs. - Please don't litter and remember to pick up after your pets. Let's keep The Hideout beautiful!

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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reetings and happy April. It’s finally spring which means summer is just around the corner. The warmer weather is allowing us to get ready for the start of our outdoor recreation season. The Recreation Department is very excited for an eventful 2021. Roamingwood Lake and the Recreation activities will soon be in full swing. I strongly encourage everyone to take a look at the lakes and marina rules that are posted in this paper, on our website, and available at the Recreation Center.

has some big announcements coming soon and we are eager to share the news with you.

If you are buying a new boat or jet-ski to use on Roamingwood Lake, please be certain that your watercraft meets The Hideout’s lakes requirements and doesn’t violate the restrictions. If you are unsure you meet these requirements, please feel free to call the Recreation Department and we will gladly assist you. Most local marinas are aware of The Hideout’s speculations and are willing to help you find a boat or watercraft that meets our needs.

The Fitness Center just received two brand new treadmills- the NordicTrack Commercial X32i and the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. The X32i offers a 32-inch touch screen and the latest technology in Reflex Cushioning. NordicTrack’s innovative Reflex Cushioning absorbs impact without sacrificing durability. Power through your toughest workouts while protecting your joints and reducing post-workout burnout. These two treadmills are second to none and will make your Fitness Center membership worth it. We have received great feedback from Hideout members and we look forward to seeing you at the gym.

Please keep a look out for new announcements regarding new recreational opportunities for this summer in The Hideout. Our department

We are ready for summer and are happy to accommodate your family’s summer plans. Please call Recreation with any questions: 570-630-3733. ■


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS

Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc. Lisa Green - Hideabout Editor / Advertising (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us 2020-2021 POA BOARD OFFICERS Andrew Miller, President Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Vice President Jerry Restaino, Director Richard Yocum, Chairman Paul Spiese III, Director Marie Krauss, Treasurer Debra Tramantano, Assistant Treasurer Larry Frotten, Assistant Secretary Jill Metschulat, Assistant Secretary

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Larry Frotten - Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 103 lfrotten@thehideout.us Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed. - Assistant Community Manager Environmental Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 122 rhill@thehideout.us Debra Tramantano - Financial Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 115 dtramantano@thehideout.us Brooke Craven - Human Resources Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 105 bcraven@thehideout.us Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Director (570) 698-4100, ext. 143 jkozuch@thehideout.us Lisa Green - Community Relations Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us Ashley Fonzo - Food & Beverage Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 159 afonzo@thehideout.us John Boandl - Recreation Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 163 jboandl@thehideout.us Dennis Polhamus - Facilities Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 136 dpolhamus@thehideout.us Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent (570) 698-4100, ext. 186 mkline@thehideout.us Vionette Bourne - Registration Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 106 vbourne@thehideout.us Donald Yocum - IT Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 110 dyocum@thehideout.us Alex Lutzi - Golf Pro Shop Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 183 pro.shop@thehideout.us Charles Swody - Ski Hill Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 171 cswody@thehideout.us

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Articles must be submitted by the fifteenth of the month. Submit all material to: The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For advertising rates, contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707. The Hideabout published monthly, serves over 4,100 Hideout property owners. Articles do not necessarily represent the views of The Hideout POA. The Editor reserves the right to reject any advertising or articles for publication. Also, the acceptance of advertisements does not constitute endorsement by The Hideout POA for any advertisement of any business, products, and/or services. The Hideout is not responsible beyond the cost of advertising for any advertising errors. Ad proofs are developed by The Hideabout for use in The Hideabout Newspaper only. The advertiser does not have the right to reproduce the ad in any other place or publication. Any concerns with ads placed in The Hideabout Newspaper must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month. Thank you.

(570) 630-3700

FRONT DESK

(570) 630-3703

LARRY FROTTEN, COMMUNITY MGR.

(570) 630-3704

GINA COLAZINGARI

(570) 630-3705

BROOKE CRAVEN, HR MANAGER

(570) 630-3706

V. BOURNE, REGISTRATION MGR.

(570) 630-3707

LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY REL. MGR.

(570) 630-3708

TINA FAIRFAX

(570) 630-3709

JILL METSCHULAT, EXE. ASSISTANT

(570) 630-3710

IT DEPART

(570) 630-3711

KATRINA WEHRMANN

(570) 630-3712

FRANCINE SPINELLI

(570) 630-3715

DEBRA TRAMANTANO, FINANCIAL MGR.

(570) 630-3717

DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITES MGR.

(570) 630-3719

JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.

(570) 630-3720

TINA CORMA

(570) 630-3721

JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MGR.

(570) 630-3722

MAINTENANCE

(570) 630-3723

DESIREE DETRES

(570) 630-3724

RYAN HILL, ASSISTANT COMM. MGR.

(570) 630-3726

ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE MGR.

(570) 630-3728

PUBLIC SAFETY PATROL ROOM

(570) 630-3729

SKI HILL OPERATIONS MGR.

(570) 630-3730

CLUBHOUSE BAR

(570) 630-3731

CLUBHOUSE HOSTESS

(570) 630-3732

BRETT SCHUMACHER LODGE

(570) 630-3733

RECREATION MAIN DESK

(570) 630-3734

CERAMICS AREA ART CENTER

(570) 630-3735

FITNESS CENTER

(570) 630-3736

GOLF PRO SHOP DESK

(570) 630-3737

NORTH GATE

(570) 630-3738

MAIN GATE Did you know that The Hideout has had a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program in place since Spring 2019?

Members that are observing feral/community cats roaming around their property can get enrolled in the TNR program by completing the online, PDF fillable “Consent to Trap Form” available here https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/672769522.htm. Are you interested in getting involved as a C Alley Cats volunteer or wish to make a donation to their non-profit organization? Please email calley@ptd.net or call them at (570) 226-6780.


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TACO NIGHT

APRIL 2021 • 9

Sunday PASTA N I G H T Pasta & Sauces

Pick your favorite! EACH PLATTER COMES WITH 3 TACOS, SPANISH RICE AND REFRIED BEANS.

Add guacamole to any option for $1!

BEEF $7.95

Seasoned ground beef, lettuce, salsa, cheddar cheese and sour cream

Spaghetti

Marinara

Rigatoni

Ala Vodka

Cheese Ravioli

Alfredo

Linguine

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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed., Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager

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reetings!

With March 20th having signaled the first day of Spring 2021, the slow transition to hopefully warmer days throughout April is most welcome. Roamingwood Lake will soon begin refilling from our yearly drawdown efforts. Once normal pool is achieved, members should expect to see our floating navigational aids and marina slips get re-installed back throughout the waterbody. The community is reminded that placing buoys in Roamingwood Lake is prohibited except when authorized by Association management (Page 19 of the Consolidated Rules & Regulations). Does your dock display your lot number? Board motion 01-25 requires that all dock owners are to identify their docks in a visible manner. As you are prepping your docks for installation this spring, take the time to identify your dock with your lot number so it is easily seen from the waterbody. The Environmental Department, in conjunction with Public Safety, will be enforcing this requirement as it is a citable offense. The Wildlife & Forestry Committee is hosting Penn State Extension Master Gardener Mary Jo Gibson on April 22nd 2021 at 6PM via Zoom and will be discussing Periodical Cicadas. Information will be provided to the community on what to expect from the Brood X (17 year) cicada hatch that will impact 15 states, including Pennsylvania, around May/June 2021. Earth Day happens to fall on April 22nd so be sure to join us to learn about this ecological phenomenon. Zoom invite details will be made available via the events calendar. A COVID compliant Native Flower Seed Giveaway event will be occurring on April 23rd and April 24th between 1PM & 6PM at the Ski Hill parking lot. A total of 500 seed packets will be available for distribution each of the two days, totaling

1,000 seed packets to be given away. Only members in good standing are eligible to receive one (1) bundle of three (3) native flower seed packets between the two-day event. Members will remain in their vehicles, display their current member ID card, and the event will be a drive through style service. Once the allotted seed packets are gone for that day, the event will conclude and signage will be posted as such. One (1) bundle of native seed packets per lot. To avoid traffic congestion, members are encouraged to not arrive prior to 1PM both days. Further details and any changes will be announced closer to the event start date. In March, The PA Department of Agriculture added 8 additional PA counties to the PA Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) quarantine list, which includes where The Hideout resides, Wayne County. This brings the total state-imposed quarantined counties to 34. SLF quarantine compliance guidance for residents and businesses are accessible on both the Penn State Extension & PA Department of Agriculture’s website’s, which members and contractors are encouraged to visit especially if entering and exiting Wayne County frequently.

What’s “Hiding Out” in our Environment this Month? The Cicada

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pring 2021 marks an interesting environmental moment throughout 15 eastern states where billions of three certain species of periodical cicadas, referred to as Brood X (10) and consisting of Magicicada septendecim, Magicicada cassini, and Magicicada septendecula will emerge from the ground after a 17-year wait. Here are some facts you might not have previously known about these three particular species as well as general cicada information: • M. septendecim, M. cassini, and M. septendecula are black with orange wings and red eyes, and have a 17-year lifecycle. They are not the green, annual cicadas, often seen each summer.

some are periodical (such as Brood X), and some are proto-periodical where a certain species may emerge annually but every so often, they will emerge in abundance dependent upon rainfall and other species. • 190 different varieties of cicadas exist just within North America, and there are over 3,390 varieties worldwide. • The Brood X (10) hatch is not currently projected to inundate Wayne County, but will impact around 22 other counties located throughout PA. • Periodical cicadas are among the longest living insect species, only representing about 0.2% of all cicadas.

• Cicadas are hemimetabolous, meaning they undergo incomplete metamorphosis where there is no pupal stage but rather, they transform from egg to nymph to adult.

• M. septendecim, M. cassini, and M. septendecula nymphs know when to emerge after their 17-year wait based off of seasonal cycles of their host trees and the flow/quality of xylem sap, not necessarily the passage of real time.

• Cicadas have a ridged organ called a tymbal with which male’s use to produce various songs.

• Cicadas will not bite you, but can potentially damage young/ornamental plantings.

Members must continue to be vigilant for • Three types of life cycles exist for Spotted Lanternfly. This time of the year is various cicada species. Some are annual, vital in spotting their mud like egg masses on trees and other structures outside of the household. Be sure to take a look at Old Egg Mass the SLF egg mass photo on this page so Old Egg Mass you are familiar with what to look for. If you feel you have an SLF egg mass on your property, please contact our staff by either emailing your information and a photo to environmental@thehideout.us or calling us at ext 122. ■

Info courtesy of: www.cicadamania.com Photo courtesy of: www.cicadamania.com ■

Have You Checked Your Property Today? Have You Checked Your Property Today? Fresh Egg Mass Fresh Egg Mass

Check out @HideoutEnvironmental on Instagram Members that have a particular interest in gardening or want to learn more about gardening best practices are encouraged to visit the Penn State Extension website (https://extension.psu.edu/) and view upcoming virtual webinars. Access to the online webinars requires registration to attend and the following are some of the upcoming free events being offered throughout April: • Get on the map! Support our pollinators and certify your garden, April 4th 7PM-8PM • Vegetable gardening on a budget, April 7th 6:30PM-7:30PM • Watershed friendly property certification program, April 12th 7PM-8PM • Raised bed gardening, April 21st 6PM-7PM

Egg Masses can be found September - May Egg Masses can be found September - May Please keep an eye out for Spotted Lanternfly.

If you suspect SLF on your property, please contact the Environmental Manager by calling (570) 698-4100, ext. 122.


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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - February 20, 2021

Call to Order: 9:04 a.m. Quorum: Yes Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Andrew Miller, President; Michael Terranova, Vice President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Jerry Restaino, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Other: Larry Frotten, Community Manager. Pledge of Allegiance Participants were notified that the meeting is being video and audio recorded. Members may use the chat box or raise hand feature to ask questions. All participants were requested to provide their name and lot number to verify membership and keep attendance records. It was noted that the Agenda is available under the member login section of The Hideout website.

As of February 9th there are 380 lots paid in full. December 2020 books are closed and the audit was completed. Operations showed a $386,650.00 loss for the year. The $800,000 PPP loan was not recognized as income for 2020 until full forgiveness is granted which is anticipated. The 2020 year-end audit shows no significant weaknesses in operations, and most of the comments in the management letter have already been addressed. The IT department instituted a policy to prevent downloads of programs without approvals. Electronic files will be saved to the network and not on personal drives. Long overdue and uncollectible accounts are being written off against reserves.

b. Community Manager, Larry Frotten Maintenance: Larry seconded Andrew’s compliment to Maintenance for their snow 1. Approval of Minutes: removal process. Snow removal has been a challenge for the employees and taxing 21-19 on the equipment. The equipment has MOTION: RESOLVED TO been maintained and repaired in-house. approve February 20, 2021 Board Meeting Facilities is looking into purchasing a frontAgenda as presented. end loader to service several functions Motion made by Michael Terranova, such as mixing salt and sand, stormwater seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed work, snow removal, and more. The 7-0. backhoe is not ideal for mixing the sand and salt. The Hideout has a brine system, 21-20 but this has not proven effective. Current MOTION: RESOLVED TO Hideout equipment does not have the approve the January 23, 2021 Board capability to push snow back as far as Meeting Minutes as presented. required or remove snow. The Hideout Motion made by Marie Krauss, seconded is currently hiring an outside contractor by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. with a front-end loader to remove snow at $160 per hour. The Board approved 21-21 researching the purchase of a front-end MOTION: RESOLVED TO loader which may cost up to $100,000. approve the February 12, 2021 Board The Facilities Department is directed Workshop Minutes as presented with the by Dennis Polhamus who is fabulous at Budget Committee meeting date being research. Craig Rafaniello and Jimmy corrected from May to March 6. Aleckna are supervisors with years of Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded experience and knowledge. by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. Truck # 10 is a small dump truck purchased 3 years ago. Since it was 2. Board of Directors Comments: purchased it has been in the shop Andrew thanked Larry and the repeatedly and is now in the shop for a Maintenance Department for the work on break in the fuel line. The break allowed cleaning and plowing the roads to keep water into the fuel line which destroyed the them safe. entire fuel system and the engine. The cost of repair is $14,000.00 which Ford 3. Management Reports: will not cover under warranty. The Board (Questions or Comments will be taken agreed to pay the $14,000 to repair the after each report- limited to 5 minutes vehicle and then recommended exploring each) options to sell the truck at an estimated value of $50,000. a. Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano There are over 400 fire hydrants in Debra Tramantano welcomed everyone. The Hideout and member assistance is As of February 19, 2021, the account requested in digging out the fire hydrants balances are as follows: for safety reasons because the staff is limited and snow removal on the 42 miles NBT Operations Accounts of roads and at amenities is staff priority. Operating Checking: $709,824.00 The Hideout thanks the Lake Ariel Fire Miscellaneous Checking: $ 20,717.00 Company and Roamingwood Sewer and Capital Reserve Checking: $27,640.00 Water for assisting in the efforts to clear New Capital Checking $10,065.00 the fire hydrants, but they also have Money Market Checking $223,467.00 limited staff and equipment. Members were reminded to keep NBT Wealth Investment Accounts vehicles a minimum of 5 feet from the NBT Wealth Operations: $550,935.00 edge of the roadways to assist with snow NBT Capital Reserves: $5,075,559.00 removal efforts. NBT New Capital: $493,132.00 Registration: The Board discussed options Total Cash for Operations $1,600,647.00 for a payment plan for the 2021 dues.

Final decision on whether viable at a later time. Exploring badge and vehicle sticker process which may include upgrading to chipped IDs and readers to reduce confusion. The “permanent guest” gate access policy is being reviewed to prevent any potential misuse. There are several builders interested in buying vacant lots to build in The Hideout. These builders are being vetted to avoid past situations where builders purchased property and then went bankrupt and abandoned the properties. Last year there were a large number of house sales in The Hideout and the trend is continuing this year. The estimated available houses for sale is 8 and there are usually around 150. The Hideout appreciate all the new members. The administration offices, including Registration, are operating on staggered employee hours under governor requirements with rotating remote working. Registration is open to memberships by reservation only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. During March, Registration hours will be increased on Saturdays as well as March 30 & 31 to 6:00 p.m. The Hideout recommends documents and payments be mailed or put in the drop-box at the POA then either paying the $7.00 fee to have membership material sent certified mail or being contacted when membership material is ready for pick-up. Front Gate Project: The front gate project has become difficult because of Penn DOT demands and requirements for a turning lane on Route 590 for main entrance and moving the north side gate coming into the south side 120 feet from edge of road. Moving the north gate may place the gate after some houses. There is a meeting with the consultant on February 25 via Zoom to get better information and recommendations. Recreation: Recreation is moving forward with budgeted capital purchases. The winch that lowers and lifts the basketball hoop in the gym at the will be replaced for $1,200. Public Safety: Emergency signs on posts are getting buried in the snow and The Hideout recommends that members make sure number visible for emergency crews. This will be put before the Public Safety Committee for their consideration of a CMR setting height requirements. Public safety is pretty much full staffed, but reserves are always needed. There have been issues with vehicles requiring repairs this year. Financial: The Budget Committee is meeting March 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. to review the present financial standing. Members were thanked for paying their dues in a timely manner. The dues pay for more than 63% of costs under the budget of approximately $10 Million. This year The Hideout is trying to catch up on capital projects put off last year due to COVID and limited income. There may be some unanticipated expenses this year such as anticipated lodge new roof.

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Food & Beverage: Take-out is doing well. Valentine’s weekend was busy. Service is improving and the new menus were instituted. Service staff is comprised of mostly college kids not professionals, so member understanding is appreciated, but feed-back to improve service is always welcome. (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) -Lot 1807 Terry. What avenues are available for members with complaints or comments. Larry directed members to Jill, Executive Assistant by phone 570-698-4100 Ext. 109 or e-mail to jmetschulat@thehideout.us or himself at Ext. 103 or e-mail lfrotten@thehideout. us. Terry indicated that she is tired of on-line complaints and would like to see members directly contact Hideout staff. Larry indicated that in compliance with The Hideout’s membership privacy policies and staff workload, The Hideout’s policy is not to address Facebook comments & questions not on the official Hideout Facebook page. -A member questioned how a new roof on the lodge can be unbudgeted. Larry responded that while amenity and buildings are part of the Reserve Study, not every repair can be anticipated and the Reserve Study is a guideline. Ice damming and the height of roof in high winds decreased the life-span of the roof. New policies for inspections are being instituted. Facilities is looking at doing the roof project in stages. -Lot 674 Joseph. Questioned how to apply for committees. Larry reported that all committee volunteer forms go through Jill at Ext. 109 or e-mail jmetschulat@ thehideout.us. The form is also available on the website https://hideoutassoc.com under Resources, Documents/Forms. The Hideout welcomes volunteers and are thankful for their service. -Rochelle questioned how members can clear the area surrounding fire hydrants and the concern of sudden death from shoveling snow and overexertion. Larry reiterated that this was not a requirement, just a request for assistance and indicated that in situations where snow is heavy, too high or frozen, The Hideout will send staff and equipment to remove the majority of top snow so lighter for personal shoveling. Larry also cautioned members not to overexert themselves. 4. Unfinished Business: 21-22 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for the budgeted capital to repair cracks and resurface 6 courts including tennis courts at South Recreation, North Recreation, and repair pro bounce court located outside at RSC for an amount not to exceed the budget and proposal of $50,000. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 7-0. continued on page 30


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Public Works Committee - Meeting Minutes - February 24, 2021 Call to Order – 10 AM Pledge of Allegiance Present: Robert Addieg, Laura Rusnak, Rich Straczynski, Richard Maxwell, Larry Frotten- Community Manager, Dennis Polhamus- Facility Manager, Craig Rafaniello-Project Manager, Desiree Detres-Maintenance Administrative Clerk Excused: Michele Popadynec Minutes from meeting on November 11th, 2020 for approval. Any changes, questions or comments: The minutes were approved with no changes Motion by: Robert Addieg Second by: Laura Rusnak Discussion Salt shed: It is being replaced. We contracted with a contractor out of New York. They were the cheapest. Coming in at around $67,000.00 for the entire project. We have a budget of $90,000.00. We are going to save quite a bit of money. Fabric building with concrete walls and pads. It will hold up in all the elements and comes with a 15 year warranty on the fabric. It is bigger than what we currently have so it will hold more material. The height will also allow our equipment to get in without causing any damage. Maintenance Roof: It is on schedule to get replaced. We contracted out. We budget for $54,000.00 and are getting it done for $38,000.00. We

are saving on that. Once the snow starts to melt they will start work on that. Around spring time. It will be a metal roof that also comes with a warranty.

Storm Water: We are still working on. Craig has reached out to Peters Consultants to engineer the swale on Lakeview drive end of Maplewood ct. We are waiting on the plans. Hopefully we can start this in the spring. Lakeview drive/Grandview drive is another project we will start this spring. RFPL for the siding at the POA , Wood Workers and Club House. Waiting on bids to come in to also have those done ASAP. Committee member comments: Bob Addieg. Has concerns about a staircase at the Clubhouse and POA that have not been repaired. The back staircase at the clubhouse needs hand rails. Craig said staircase at the clubhouse will be addressed when we have the shut down. There are signs at Hillberry lane that say “ Trucks are not permitted”. How are homeowner supposed to get deliveries of any kind? Craig said it is at their own discretion. There was a truck that did not have enough clearance and took out about 50ft of guard rail. We will look into changing wording on the signs. Laura Rusnak. Do we have the money in the budget for crack sealing? This

project started about 2 years ago. Cracks are getting worse. Dennis: We have the tar kettle. I’ve been doing research and my plan for this season is to have Mark (mechanic) to look at it and make sure it’s operational and create a crew of at least two or three guys to work on the roads weekly. Larry Frotten suggest we look into interns.

Laura Rusnak brought up publishing a list of reputable contractors who are licensed. It might help with the contractors who are a no show or do not complete work. Try and weed out the bad. Larry Frotten stated that this is a Right To Work State so we can’t ban anyone from coming in to work. We can be more cautious of who we are letting in. A list is something we can look into. Trash recycling/ Line Painting. Gate into maintenance yard is going to get replaced and completed this spring. Around trash recycling we are going to put concrete posts and attach chains to block off area. It will keep anyone from pulling up directly to compactors. Desiree called DeAngelo contracting and is waiting of their response for completion of the work. Main Gate. We had to do a redraft of everything with Peters Consultants. They are going to go over the whole project again. Turning lane is again under review. Both North Gate and Main Gate have to be moved 120ft back from the road. It is going to be an extensive project done in a few

phases. Standing water at North Gate will be incorporated with this project. Ski Hill. We have one magic carpet that is working. We are waiting for a part that is coming from Italy. Because of Covid there has been a delay. They have had no other major issues . Laura Rusnak. Asked about Lodge roof. Dennis said it will be looked to see if it needs to be replaced. Rich S. Think about reaching out to the Township about picking up plows as they pass our fire gates so not block them. Would help with us not having to go back and do it again. What are the protocols for housekeeping with covid and sanitizer. Could we use the drone we have to look at the lodge roof to inspect and better look? Dennis informed the committee that we purchased ULV foggers to use at all of the amenities. They are used regularly. Housekeeping has also been more frequent and thorough cleanings in all buildings. Maintenance has also replaced filters. Over the next few months the maintenance crew will be doing inspections of all buildings. Yes the drone will be used for a better look at the roof. Committee complimented the Maintenance department crew for a great job done! Motion to adjourn: 10:00 Motion by: Rich Straczynski Second by: Bob Addieg Next meeting: March 24, 2021 ■

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From The Pro Shop

By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

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elcome spring. The Golf Course and Pro Shop openings all depend on the weather for the last two weeks in March and the first two weeks in April. I know the weather has been nice the last two weeks but it can turn on a dime and snow in late April. We will keep you posted as to our exact opening date. Golf leagues: We showed last year we could play the golf leagues while maintaining social distancing and we will do the same this year. The Thursday evening men’s league will start on May 13th and conclude with the championship night and dinner on August 19th. There will be a meeting on May 6th at 5:30pm across from the Pro Shop. The Tuesday morning men’s league will start on May 25th and conclude on August 31st. The start time is still 9:00am. A meeting will be held on Tuesday May 18th at 9:00am across from the Pro Shop. The Hideout Women’s Golf League plays on Monday mornings at 9:00am. This league starts in early June and ends around Labor Day. Golf Tournaments: The first tournament of the season is the Early Bird which will be held on Saturday May 8th there will

be a 9:00am shotgun start. Breakfast is at 8:00am. Hot dogs will be served at the turn and refreshments will be provided on the course. A luncheon and awards presentation will be held after golf. This tournament is open to the first 72 golfers who sign up. We will begin taking reservations on April 8th. The cost is $60.00 for golf pass holders. $70.00 for members and $80.00 for guests. Additional tournament listings will be posted at a later time. Golf rates and passes will remain the same with the exception of the reciprocal golf pass which we are suspending due to the reciprocal courses ending their programs. If you did purchase a reciprocal pass contact the Pro Shop and I will arrange a refund. The Pro Shop will be opening up on April 1st with limited hours from 10am until 2 pm on Fridays Saturdays, and Sundays. The Golf Course opening is dependent on the weather and course conditions. The golf committee is looking for a few new members for this season. Become involved with your golf course and its operation. We meet once a month during the golf season. Contact the Pro Shop for additional information. ■

WOMENS SUMMER GOLF LEAGUES By: Denise Guiffredo

The Hideout Women’s Golf Leagues will be starting this June 2021. We have 2 Leagues: Monday morning and Friday morning (The Chicks) All women golfers at all levels are welcome to participate. We have set tee times starting at 9:00a.m. We anticipate the first day of play will be Friday June 4, 2021 and Monday June 7, 2021 (Dues are $30.00 per year plus golf and cart fee). If you would like to meet new people and have fun while golfing please contact the following: Cathy Lowman at Cassie462003@yahoo.com or Denise Guiffredo at rguiff4371@aol.com Please include your name, Email, & phone number ■

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Our Golf Course here at the Hideout! What is HASG Golf?? By: John Martino

We are so lucky to have our beautiful golf course here at the Hideout. Those of us who use it really benefit from a wonderful experience and part of what makes the Hideout what it is! Al Lutzi, Mike Klein and Donnie do such a great job of keeping it running at top shape. We should all thank them when we see them! I recently had someone ask me, “What was HASG golf? and what is so special about it?” I thought and asked myself “Wow! What a question!” I said to him, “Well, It’s Captain’s best ball!” He said, “So?” I then had to think, It’s“Laughing”, “whiffing”, laughing about it, “Hitting it again” and laughing! He said “laughing”? What about golf? I said, “We do that too”. BUT---It’s more about breaking the ice for those people who wouldn’t usually play golf, meeting people and socializing. He said, “You have that good a time?” I said,”Yes, Just ask the Dimmick’s, the Hadley’s, the Conlon’s or anybody else”. He said, “ Hmmm, anytime he’s played, it’s been to win! You actually have fun?” I said, “Yeah, we have a blastl”, and then when we are finished, we go to the pub and have a good social time. “That’s what HASG golf is”. Unfortunately, the pandemic put our league on a hold last year, but we are back! If you are interested in our league, call me at 570-892-0545 or e-mail me at Jamartino414@gmail.com. I will be at the May HASG meeting but before you can see me, Bill Wagner or Richie Maxwell and let them know you are interested. Please give them your telephone number and email address. Looking forward to a great year!! ■


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April Recreation Activities Thurs. Apr. 1

Boat Registration Begins at 9am

Thurs. Apr. 1

Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Thurs. Apr. 1

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Thurs. Apr. 1

After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Fri. Apr. 2

Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Sat. Apr. 17 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday)

Fri. Apr. 2

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Mon.

Apr. 19

Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Mon.

Apr. 19

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Sat.

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts

Tues. Apr. 20

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Wed. Apr. 21

Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person

Thurs. Apr. 22

Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Thurs. Apr. 22

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Thurs. Apr. 22

After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Fri. Apr. 23

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri. Apr. 23

Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri. Apr. 23

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Sat.

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts

Apr. 3

Sat. Apr. 3

Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat. Apr. 3 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sun.

Apr. 4

Happy Easter! Recreation Closed

Mon.

Apr. 5

Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Mon.

Apr. 5

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues. Apr. 6

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Wed. Apr. 7

Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Wed.

Quilters Room 1pm

Apr. 7

Thurs. Apr. 8

Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Thurs. Apr. 8

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Thurs. Apr. 8

After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Fri. Apr. 9

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri. Apr. 9

Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri. Apr. 9

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Sat.

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts

Apr. 10

Sat. Apr. 10

Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat. Apr. 10 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Mon.

Apr. 12

Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Mon.

Apr. 12

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues. Apr. 13

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Wed. Apr. 14

Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Wed.

Quilters Room 1pm

Apr. 14

Fri. Apr. 16

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Sat.

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts

Apr. 17

Sat. Apr. 17

Apr. 24

Sat. Apr. 24

Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat. Apr. 24 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Mon.

Apr. 26

Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Mon.

Apr. 26

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues. Apr. 27

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Wed. Apr. 28 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person Thurs. Apr. 29

Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Thurs. Apr. 29

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Thurs. Apr. 29

After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Fri. Apr. 30

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri. Apr. 30

Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri. Apr. 30 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Thurs. Apr. 15

Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

***All dates and activities are subject to change

Thurs. Apr. 15

Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

due to changing Covid-19

Thurs. Apr. 15

After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

mandated guidelines

Fri. Apr. 16

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri. Apr. 16

Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)


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May Recreation Activities Sat. May 1 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. May 1 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. May 1 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sat. May 1 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Sun. May 2 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 2 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 2 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. May 2 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly) Sun. May 2 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Mon. May 3 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-5pm (Mon-Sat) Mon. May 3 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-5pm (Mon-Saturday) Mon. May 3 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon. May 3 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, Th) Mon. May 3 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. May 4 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. May 5 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. May 5 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Wed. May 5 Quilters Room 1pm Thurs. May 6 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. May 7 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. May 8 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. May 8 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. May 8 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sat. May 8 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Sun. May 9 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 9 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 9 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. May 9 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly) Sun. May 9 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Mon. May 10 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-5pm (Mon-Sat) Mon. May 10 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-5pm (Mon-Saturday) Mon. May 10 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon. May 10 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, Th) Mon. May 10 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. May 11 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. May 12 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. May 12 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Wed. May 12 Quilters Room 1pm Thurs. May 13 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. May 14 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. May 15 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. May 15 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. May 15 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sat. May 15 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Sun. May 16 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 16 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 16 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. May 16 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly)

Sun. May 16 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Mon. May 17 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-5pm (Mon-Sat) Mon. May 17 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-5pm (Mon-Saturday) Mon. May 17 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon. May 17 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, Th) Mon. May 17 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. May 18 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. May 19 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. May 19 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Wed. May 19 Quilters Room 1pm Thurs. May 20 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. May 21 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. May 22 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. May 22 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. May 22 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sat. May 22 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Sun. May 23 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 23 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 23 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. May 23 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly) Sun. May 23 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Mon. May 24 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-5pm (Mon-Sat) Mon. May 24 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-5pm (Mon-Saturday) Mon. May 24 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon. May 24 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, Th) Mon. May 24 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. May 25 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. May 26 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. May 26 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Wed. May 26 Quilters Room 1pm Thurs. May 27 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. May 28 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. May 29 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. May 29 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. May 29 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sat. May 29 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Sun. May 30 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 30 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-3pm (Weekly) Sun. May 30 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. May 30 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly) Sun. May 30 Nubia Malkin Art Center open 11am-5pm (Weekly) Mon. May 31 Indoor Tennis, Basketball and Pickleball Court Reservations 8am-5pm (Mon-Sat) Mon. May 31 Golf Simulator bookings 8am-5pm (Mon-Saturday) Mon. May 31 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon. May 31 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, Th) Mon. May 31 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) ***All dates and activities are subject to change due to changing Covid-19 mandated guidelines


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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - February 20, 2021 (continued from page 17) 21-23 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for the budgeted operating expense of not more than $12,000 to contract with C Alley Cats of Lake Wallenpaupack for the feral cat “Trap, Neuter, Return” program to control the feral cat population as this is the only company offering this service and the fee covers the veterinary neutering costs and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. 21-24 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid to enter into a three-year contract with BioBase Pest Solutions, LLC for the budgeted operating expense of monitoring and managing the caterpillar population as the owner is the son of Dr. Ticehurst from National Gypsy Moth and Management Group who is retiring and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Marie Krauss, and passed 7-0. 21-25 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for USDA APHIS Wildlife Services to assess and control the deer population and provide a membership educational session for the cost of $21,131.04 which is under the budgeted operating expense as this is a federal licensed business and a preferred vendor, and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 6-0-1 with Lou Delli Santi abstaining. 21-26 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from bid for Nature Works, Clear Water Associates, Inc. to provide lake water monitoring and treatments within the operational budget of $26,500 as this is a preferred vendor and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Marie Krauss, and passed 7-0. 21-27 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for Princeton Hydro to install four new Floating Wetland Islands in Brooks Lake for an amount not to exceed the capital reserve budget amount of $25,600 as Princeton Hydro is the preferred vendor and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Richard Yocum, and passed 7-0. Marie specified that most exceptions to bid, such as the above request, are because they are specialized services only offered by one company locally. 21-28 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for the budgeted operating amount of $82,460.00 to contract with Princeton Hydro for standard environmental and engineering services because they are the preferred vendor and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Marie Krauss seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. 21-29 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted equipment repair

expense of $14,000 for repair of the fuel system on Maintenance Truck #10 as it is necessary to get the truck operational. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 5. New Business:

21-30 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase of an additional snowmobile for the Ski Hill at a price of $3,500 as this is an emergency purchase for the operation of the Ski Hill while parts are on backorder for the current snowmobile and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. Michael Terranova reported that the snowmobile is used for emergencies and rescues at the ski hill so it is absolutely necessary and the price was good. The transmission in the current snowmobile went. The repairs can be done in-house, but the part is on back order for several weeks. (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 6. Committee Recommendations: None (General Comments and Questions) Lot 2587 Leena. Member spoke opposing the deer cull and to question if there is a way the membership can vote. Rick reported that there was a membership survey in 2016 when the deer cull was first introduced and the membership was in favor of a deer management program. There have been several Boards since then and the Board is elected by membership. Boards must fulfill duties to represent members and act in the best interest of the membership as a whole with safety being a prime responsibility. Over years the number of car accidents and other incidences involving deer have declined and number of dead deer picked up has decreased. The Hideout is trying to reestablish forest for more ground cover and natural wildlife. Andrew reiterated that this is not a decision taken lightly. He loves seeing deer and was opposed to cull at its introduction on emotional basis, but has since become more informed and seen the regeneration of forest and wildlife. The concern is that if deer management efforts stop then past culls would have been in vain. Ryan Hill, Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager, reported that historically the deer population was 144 deer per square mile. At that time, the deer herd was emaciated, sickly, and prone to eating themselves to death because of deplorable conditions. The membership vote was to give Board authority to review and approve proposed deer removal efforts if recommended by state regulatory agencies. This authority is also granted in the governing documents. Proper procedures are being followed. The forest is regenerating to reasonably maintain a healthy number of deer per square mile. In 2020 The Hideout has seen healthier, fuller, less diseased deer and forest undergrowth and saplings have become more consistent with forested

community. It is expensive financially and ecologically when actions are not taken for 2 years and progress is lost.

Zoom invite for C Alley Cats this afternoon. Laurel Lot 4340. Member indicated that she is a licenses wildlife rehabber but not in Hideout and not specific to deer. She understands that The Hideout cannot have overpopulation of deer. She questioned who is asking the USDA or PA Game Commission to come in here and do a count. Her research on wildlife management in sector 3D which The Hideout is located in and covers Scranton to NJ/NY/PA Border covers 2102 square miles and The Hideout being 6.7 or .3% of whole area. She is not sure if getting count as average of what in the total square miles of sector 3D. She feels there has been a drastic drop in deer population in last 3 years with only 19 deer related crashes in Wayne County with only 6 injuries and 0 fatalities. She questioned why, as private community, The Hideout is ordering a count at such a huge expense if only .3% of the total area reported in sector 3D. She reported that there is deer birth control shots she is willing to pay for and they cost $200-$300 per shot. Rick reported that birth control for deer is illegal in PA. Ryan thanked the member for her excellent points. He indicated that there are 36,000 antlerless licenses issued by the PA Game Commission in response to overall overpopulation and 11,000 licenses over that amount last year. The Hideout contracts with the USDA because they are federally established wildlife biologists. They perform the survey specific to The Hideout, not as an average of the overall area, that takes place 2 weeks after firearms season and 2 nights of survey work and take average. The Hideout has 42 miles of roadways and an 18-mile survey grid is established by the USDA to minimize recounting the same deer. The USDA uses an infrared camera at night because deer are most active at night. USDA survey special formula and given footprint for density survey and the survey is a snapshot estimate at any given time. The Hideout is not fenced and there is no containment of wildlife so the number cannot be 100% accurate. The recommendation is based on the available native habitat to sustain deer. Laura Rusnak Lot 3558. Member asked Ryan to go over USDA standard of 20-30 deer per square mile. Also hopes that once the standard is met, there might be fewer years culls required. Member also asked Ryan to specify what actually happens after the cull with deer. Ryan indicated that the deer management goals established by the USDA & Game Commission varies depending on demographics and development. The USDA recommends 20 per square mile for The Hideout. Ryan directed members to The Hideout website Forestry tab to get accurate information. The deer are butchered and the venison is packaged according to health regulations and donated to food banks and pantries in Wayne and Pike Counties. This is a protein source for needy families and a good service for neighbors. Education sessions and forums are available. Currently car/deer incidents have decreased, indicating that the deer management efforts are working. If the cull stops, the numbers will go up. Deer

related incidents are not just related to vehicles, but also property, forest damage, and removal of dead, sick, and injured deer. Deer seen because they not overpopulated to unhealthy level. Deer naturally avoid people and if deer are friendly, it is an indication of a larger problem with the deer population.

Lot 1807. Member asked if water drainage project is completed. This member reported still having major runoff from storms. Larry agreed that this is a constant battle and efforts are ongoing. The Hideout is trying to set up systems where drainage goes away from homes and onto Hideout property. Work on swales still lots of projects has been a constant budget item of $200,000. The problem is the age of the construction and infrastructure not existing previously. Problems may be reported and requests for an inspection and determination if Hideout responsibility may be made through the Facilities Manager. A nearby community is redoing their stormwater drainage structure for a cost of $24 Million and The Hideout does not want to impose this costs on its members so stormwater remediation will continue in stages. Lot 703. Member thanked the Board for their time & effort. Member asked if there is any way members can be notified about closing and opening of Ski Hill especially for reservations. Larry responded that the Ski Hill is having one of its busiest seasons. This operation is not just a click of a button and flip of a switch. Staff is working diligently to respond to all e-mail requests for reservations. Updates are continually going out through public blasts such as Hideout Facebook, e-mail blasts, Chanel 920 and Hideout website. The Ski Hill sold out all week. Larry believe strongly in Charlie Swody and will go by his stating they are at capacity. It is announced well in advance on website when capacity reached. Conveyor for tubing needs an engineer to adjust but cannot get them to travel to the site at this time. Conveyor at bunny hill working well. Pennsylvania is strict with permits and inspections for ski hill. Only 3 runs so significant restrictions. Didn’t increase rates and didn’t close lodge because other areas the lodges are closed. Not risk safety. Member indicated there are lots of dead trees on members’ lots and recommended a requirement to make sure they are removed. Larry encouraged members with concerns to consult with a qualified, insured contractor and have them do a survey and give a quote. If a tree on your property needs removing, submit a tree removal permit application to The Hideout. Questions should go to environmental@ thehideout.us or Dennis and his staff. If a tree on Hideout property, The Hideout will remove. If on personal property, The Hideout will approach the owner and ask them to remove the tree which usually gets positive responses. Member questioned the charge to pay membership dues by a credit or debit card as this should reduce paperwork and save the POA time in processing. The fee was previously $50.00, but Debra worked to reduce the fee to $30.00. This fee is to cover the processing fees from the cards and banks that are charged to continued on page 33


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Michael Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ronald Phelps, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Michael Clark, Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax

• Contractor left truck piled with trash on lot. Mike contacted him and the truck was moved. The committee was informed that we try to work with the homeowner by first issuing a warning and giving a couple of weeks to rectify. If not corrected, a Citation is issued and they have 30 days to correct or a fine is applied to the account and a second Citation is issued.

A meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 03/09/21 at the woodworker shop by Ken Wenz.

Stormwater Update (Dennis): Peters Consultants completed survey and they are working on plans. Dennis informed the committee that he had contacted the Wayne County Conservation District and was informed that we don’t need a permit to remove gravel debris washed into the lake as long as the water is down. This is not an option for Lot 1783 due to the size of the boulders.

Correspondence Nothing new at this time.

Environmental Control Committee Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Meeting Minutes - February 26, 2021 Minutes - March 9, 2021

Guests: Larry Frotten – Community Manager Excused: Paul Spiese – Board Liaison Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 2/12/2021, as written by: Minutes approved via email PROJECTS (Mike) 1783 Dock Zierold ON-HOLD On hold pending meeting when snow is gone Seamans Marine 781 Exterior & Interior Remodel Sandia ON-HOLD Awaiting additional paperwork KBS Enterprises REVIEW/DISCUSSION Lot 1783: Looking to extend dock due to large rocks and boulders. Weather conditions prohibit us from making a good determination so we will re-inspect once the snow is gone. POA regulations say docks can only be 15 ft. from floating The committee discussed how to determine where to begin measuring. PA code says docks should be measured on the first stage of floation. Will check this.

Lake Level & Condition (Dennis): Dennis informed the committee that the lake level is where it needs to be at this time. We have some dam projects coming up and the committee will be kept informed of progress as they proceed. Main Gate Project (Dennis): A meeting was held with Peters Consultants and they are going to submit the permits. We are awaiting details from PENNDOT. Larry gave an explanation of the progress of this project to date.

Lot 2401: Still awaiting attorney review.

Online Permit Process: Going well to date.

Lot 2388: Awaiting payment.

New Business:

Lot 4041: GalvanizedPipe as railways on deck (Not permitted in the community) – haven’t heard anything yet.

Equipment Addition: The committee was informed that the Maintenance Department has acquired a Front-End Loader. This will help with snow removal, salt mixing, and snow removal among other things.

Lot Violations: Not many written since last meeting due to unfavorable weather conditions. • There have been a couple of unauthorized signs but Mike contacted them via phone and the signs were taken down.

Meeting ended at: 9:53 am Next Meeting: Friday, 3/12/2021, 9:00 POA Board Room ■

Pledge of Allegiance: The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting. Sickness and Distress. Paul G. Thompson passed away down in Florida on 1/19/21.

Prior Meeting Minutes. Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 2/9/21. The meeting minutes were accepted and seconded for the report as read. Treasurer’s report. Dave Dimmick read the Treasurer’s Report. The report was accepted and seconded as read. Old Business: There is no change at this time to any of the events on the Woodworker social calendar. Everything is still on hold. -The annual golf outing to Hanover is cancelled. -The Memorial Day craft show is cancelled. -The Rail Riders are currently limited to season ticket holders only. Shop Needs. Bob Fezza is willing to come to the shop and fix the planer. Ken Wenz will call him and “officially” ask him to help out. We have the parts. We will submit a bill to Rec for Bob’s time spent in fixing this machine if he wishes. There is also an issue with the small planer. The table saw motor cuts out after about 5 minutes whether you are using it or not. The switch on the dust collector is broken. Unit will not shut off. Currently, the breaker is off for this unit.

was scheduled to come to this meeting but did not come. Rick Yokum was also invited to come to the meeting but declined when made aware that Dennis was scheduled to attend. A number of the pieces of equipment in the shop are about 15 years or older. We need to come up with a list of equipment that needs to be replaced so these items can be put into the budget for next year. There is still an issue with some members using equipment and not replacing it or cleaning up after themselves. We will publish a reminder in the monthly newsletter reminding all members of their obligations. A suggestion was made for each member (or two) to ‘adopt’ a machine and be responsible to check on its’ working condition. This topic needs further discussion as to whether it is workable. John Gaspari will make up a sign reminding members to report any malfunctions with any machines. John Gaspari will talk to John Bondel to get an updated list of all woodshop members so we can send out notices, etc. to all paid members directly. A shop cleanup is scheduled for Friday, March 12th, 9am to Noon. New Business. Nothing new at this time. We decided to raffle off one of the benches we made for this year’s craft fair. Ari volunteered his wife Maya to handle the details of the raffle. The raffle can be held in conjunction with the upcoming Hideout anniversary gala that is currently being discussed. This issue needs to be reviewed with the Hideout management to insure there are no issues from their end. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:40 pm. Next meeting is scheduled for 4/13/21. ■

The facilities manager, Dennis Polhaus

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Minutes - February 27, 2021 Call to Order: 10:00 AM – Sharon Speise, Chairperson Pledge of Allegiance Present: Sharon Spiese, Bob Addieg, Brian Carchedi, Walt Buda, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager - Craig Rafaniello, Maintenance Supervisor, The minutes of the November 14th, meeting were reviewed and there were no errors found in the minutes. DISCUSSION Main Gate: We have to secure permits. Peters Consultants is submitting permits for

both North Gate and Main Gate. The problem we encountered is PennDot is required us to move the gates 120ft back. We are going to try and come up with a better plan. The other issue the Owner of Lake Genero is not on board with moving his driveway. We need to look into the HOP for that property. Ski hill: We are still waiting on the part from Italy for the second magic carpet that is not working. We are also planning on getting all committees together to come up with a plan to make Ski hill a four season amenity. CMR: Larry Frotten is looking into a professional recreational planner. They will assess the community and demographics to give recommendations as to what they

community needs now and into the future. There are three firms that Larry Frotten will contact that can help with this. Miller Raod: Bob Addieg asked about the status of Miller Road. Is anyone interested in buying the property? Brian commented that there are developers that are interested in coming to look at the property in person. Board approved Brian getting proposal from developer. Tiki Bar: Ken Ruby is an engineer that worked on the lodge he met with Craig and Dennis a few ago. We are waiting on his plans for the new Tiki Bar expansion. Plan is to move Tiki bar to the center where the bar is now we would like to put bathrooms.

This all includes handicap ramp. This will be broken down into phases. All plans will be forwarded to committee members. Depending on price could be done this year. The meeting was adjourned at 10:30 AM Next meeting will be: March 27th at 10:00 am ■


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Wildlife and Forestry Committee Zoom Meeting Minutes - March 11, 2021 Present: Ryan Hill, Cathy Long, Laura Rusnak, Fred Sakacs, John Goldman, Paul Spiese Absent: N/A Excused: N/A

release at two focal points in the community where higher than normal gypsy moth eggs were observed in Fall 2020. Those locations will both occur in the north section of the community along Chestnut Hill and Northgate..

Guests: N/A Start Time: 11:02AM

Hemlock Trees at Roamingwood Park:

Pledge of Allegiance

Committee discussed the 22 heavily declining hemlocks along lakeview drive east at Roamingwood park that are in need of removal. Facilities has confirmed they can remove and chip up all of the trees, as well as remove the root systems which will significantly reduce costs and free up more funding for higher quality native plants to replace the hemlocks with. Tree Savers was trying to be obtained to provide an educational session on HWA and why the tree’s need removed but they might be unavailable to do so. Announcement will go out regarding the necessity to remove those trees.

Motion to Approve February 11th Minutes: Made by Fred Sakacs, Seconded by John Goldman End Time: 12:10PM Motion to Adjourn: Made by Cathy Long, Seconded by Fred Sakacs ******************************** Next Giveaway Event: Committee discussed that 1,000 native seed packets will be given away to the membership on April 23rd and 24th, 1PM-6PM. 500 packets will be the reserved quantity for both days to ensure equal access. Once the 500 packets are gone that day, the giveaway event will conclude for that date. Covid compliance measures will be put into place and the event will occur outdoors near the ski hill, likely in the parking lot area to keep traffic moving. Bundles of 3 packets will be given out at a time. Members will stay in their car, pull up to the giveaway location, information obtained, packets given, and they will drive off. Ryan will begin advertising and explaining logistics to the membership. Community/Feral Cats: Community highlighted the C Alley Cats of Lake Wallenpaupack community update that occurred via Zoom on February 20th at 2pm. 16 attendees joined in. A total of 44 signed Consent to Trap forms are currently on file. TNR efforts are on going throughout 2021. Deer Management: Committee discussed that a courtesy email announcement went out to the membership on Thrs Feb 18th regarding BOD approval of a Spring 2021 deer removal service. Several members contacted management with inquiries and questions related to deer management in the community, to which they were responded to. Deer removal operations will continue forward for Spring 2021 as was recommended by USDA APHIS Wildlife Services. Committee discussed that our website includes additional information on our deer management plan, non-lethal options for deer management, educational PDFs related to deer management, and additional historical data on management efforts. Gypsy Moths: BioBase Pest Solutions, LLC will apply the Entomophaga maimaiga fungal

Spotted Lanternfly PA Department of Agriculture website offers information on the various ongoing or completed research projects tied to SLF. Committee discussed a National Geographic March 3 2021 publication regarding Verticillium nonalfalf, a fungus native to PA, Virginia, and Ohio that can be applied to Tree of Heaven. SLF’s preferred host species, via hack and squirt to kill it fairly rapidly. Wayne County, along with 7 other counties, were announced as being under SLF quarantine as of March 2021. Penn State Extension has an upcoming webinar on March 17th 9-11:30AM to discuss SLF updates and impacted locations. Total quarantined counties in PA are now 34 and involves restricted movement of materials by transportation and contractors in and out of certain areas. Management will work with its permitting department to include information on this update and how contractors should ensure compliance and minimize spreading SLF. Geese Management: Goose egg addling will occur via Palmyra Wildlife and their USFWS permit for those activities, largely around Brooks and Deerfield Lakes, as has occurred over the past several years.

program would be far more costly than that of lethal control methods, and herd reductions would still be necessary to reduce damage as fertility control does not directly reduce deer numbers. Sterilized deer would still cause damage to the forest understory and deer to vehicle collisions, significantly limiting any sort of progress within a community’s deer management plan. The PA Game Commission offers a rigorous permit process in place for fertility control of white-tailed deer. However, the PA Game Commission considers all methods of fertility control (contraception and surgical sterilization) as experimental and as a research project. Results should not be expected in the short term, and it could take up to 10 years to see any real benefit. Clear goals, objectives, measures, and anticipated outcomes would need to be outlined in the proposal for fertility control to be considered. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is unaware of any fertility control that has been shown to have acceptable results (to a community) over the long-term in an open population setting (deer move, plus the infertile deer can still cause property damage or be hit by cars, and often no population impact is observed even in closed systems for a decade). Nuisance Animals: Management indicated that a muskrat was observed below Deerfield Dam. Palmyra Wildlife has been trying to trap and remove it. Wood Duck Boxes: Management indicated that wood duck nesting boxes are all set to go. Wood ducks start breeding around end of March/beginning of April. Eagle Cam/Bald Eagle Management: Management discussed a rare occurring form of freshwater cyanobacteria that can turn toxic under the right conditions and lead to death in Bald Eagles if ingested called Aetokthonos hydrillicola. Management will continue research on this but control options are likely limited. It thrives on the underside of aquatic plants like Hydrilla and appears to be most common in the southeastern states as opposed to up north in PA.

agreed that was a good idea. Laura is going to assist Ryan in the various nature trail purchases (educational items, trail markers, etc..). Native Vegetation Meadow/Deer Exclusion Zone: Area will remain as is till the weather breaks. Blueberry bushes will be flagged out, and the posts/netting need resecured as they’ve moved around a little bit from the winter weather. The various wooden posts will also be reinforced. New Business/Comments/Questions: Laura Rusnak provided a few updates on the National Wildlife Federation, Community Wildlife Habitat enrollment process. There are some upcoming virtual meetings and she will work on submitting some of the upcoming events and promotional items we are working on for additional points (ie, native seed giveaway event, any plantings we do, the composting initiative, etc..) Committee discussed that the heavy-duty recycling bins are still for sale, $15.00. Management will revisit additional ways to re-advertise their sale. Cathy and Ryan discussed the composter initiative. Both units will go behind Clubhouse and the Hideout Harvesters. Signage will be made and virtual educational session will hopefully occur on composting techniques and how to’s. Management indicated that Penn State Master Gardener, Mary Jo Gibson will present via Zoom on April 22nd 6PM on the Brood X/Periodic Cicada hatch that will occur this spring between May and June. Ryan indicated that Cathy Long will also be presenting on behalf of Penn State Master Gardeners on March 24th 6PM for Gardening with Straw Bales. Next Wildlife & Forestry Committee meeting will occur on Thursday April 8th, 11AM via Zoom. ■

Nature Trail: Birth Control/Deer: No updates. Committee has always kept this as a point of discussion as a potential non-lethal way of addressing deer. Fertility control tests and studies have yielded limited effectiveness. This approach has reduced applicability, especially for large populations of freerange deer. Implementation of such a

Committee reviewed a draft of our proposed new Nature Trail Sign that Steve’s Sign Shop provided. Committee recommended a few minor edits to the map. Finished product will be 2’x3’ at the trail head. Boot brushes were recommended by Cathy to be installed at the base of the display stand for the sign. Committee

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The Hideout. This service also provides a statement which must be reconciled monthly and the fees and payments must still be manually added to members’ accounts by Hideout staff.

Member stated deer are hardly seen so why the need for continued control. Ryan previously addressed this question. Rick stressed that the deer survey shows areas with not many deer and areas with lots of deer. It depends on the season, home range and available food and habitat. Lot 4324. Responded that the deer survey showed 35.5 per square mile not foot and efforts will continue every year or until ratio met then efforts will decrease. The Wildlife and Forestry Committee work on this diligently. Professional guidance is sought for more educated decisions and recommendations. These efforts are not unique to The Hideout. Most HOAs in this region perform this service. The area is so developed that there is no opportunity for hunting allowing population to get out of control. Marie indicated this is one of reasons Board votes on efforts every year. The member agreed that there is a management schedule instead of yearly culling. Schedule already in place for after hunting season. Lot 342. Member indicated they had a lovely conversation with Larry by phone the other day. Major issue deer cull because passionate about this specific issue. Member recommended looking into different type of voting system because she feels the system in use is not accurate. Member wants members to vote on issues not just elections. Feels numbers from survey are not accurate. Wants surveys from additional outside companies for comparisons. Feels concerns fall on deaf ears and the Board should go by majority. Larry agreed that the request for a comparative survey is reasonable. Administration is exploring a new system for member surveys, but there is no guarantee. The governing documents decree that the Board represent and act in best interest of the membership as a whole and decisions are based on fact and science. It is recognized that there is going to be differences of opinion, but the Board tries to do what is best for the majority. Marie stated when deer management first started out The Hideout had licenses for 300 deer and this year it was reduced to 60. Facts and amounts are looked at so not carte blanch. Decided and recommendation from governing agencies and Ryan. Lot 1839. Member asked if it is possible to set something up so Hideout residents receive the meat first since paying for it. Game Commission regulates that the meat must be donated to food banks. Lot 3081. Moved to see wildlife. Gone too far. Not seeing deer. Most active at night excellent at hiding. Back yard not accurate reflection of herd as a whole. Dan. Member reported that he is upset the magic carpet doesn’t work and suggested that it be taken down to allow members to walk up hill for the tube run instead of closing. Larry indicated that it took 4 months to install and does not involve simply setting something down. The magic carpet is 100 feet longer than the

other conveyor. Item purchased by prior administration from Italy. The Hideout hired a contractor to assist staff to bring in stone, install concrete pads and railing. Where the magic carpet is located on hill for the tube run is where the rope tow was located. No room to walk up the hill on trails or carpet. The Hideout didn’t anticipate the set back and is hoping to get engineer from company in Italy here but they cannot travel to the United States during COVID.

Lot 3248. Thanks for all work on the Ski Hill but questioned why the engineer was unable to come? Larry reported that the rope tow was replaced because of safety issues. COVID restricts international travel. The adjustments require e-mailing and phoning Italy which has a 6 hour time difference and half the answer is in Italian. As soon as it can be done, The Hideout will have the engineer come on site. Pennsylvania inspections and regulations for this use are very strict. Member questioned removal of dead trees from vacant lots. Ryan indicated that the owner is responsible for tree removal, but if there is no response the Permit Office can be contacted – either Michael Clark or Dennis Polhamus. Ryan indicated this is a neighbor to neighbor issue, but The Hideout may assist in a limited capacity. Larry did say if the tree is dangerous, The Hideout may cut the tree if it presents a danger and bill homeowner. Lot 4340. Member does not want to allow deer to wander at will and wants a pull or vote about fencing area because The Hideout is not doing what homeowners want and should be more democratic. Recommended a deer exclusion fence. Larry reiterated that according to the governing documents, membership elects a board to represent them. The Board is the rule makers, and administration is tasked with enforcing the rules. In this large, $10 Million budgeted enterprise, administration must be able to perform the duties it is tasked with and cannot call the Board or community for every action. Mailings to membership costs roughly $3,500 for the roughly 3,800 members. Feels system is effective and work would stop if membership needed to be polled on every issue and decision. Marie has to do with budget and golf simulator. Budget process allows members to raise questions before budget approval so they can bring matters at that time. Dough Walker. Member asked for artificial ice skating rink. Ryan is exploring this option for cost effectiveness and Recreation is researching the idea. Larry has issued a directive for Ski Hill to meet after season with Food & Beverage, management team, and Recreation to work to make the ski hill a year-round amenity. Repairs are needed at the Ski Hill. Doing well financially even with late season start due to mother nature. Wants to know what other uses for this venue and rink is being explored as well as construction of the hill itself. Nothing is being done right now because the amenity is in operation. Rick attends Park & Recreation Committee meetings with John Boandl asked members of committees for feed-back of services they want to see at the Ski Hill.

Lou asked about temporary surface for roller skating in summer. Rick confirmed this came up at this meeting.

Lot 2587. Curious about deer management vote 2015 vote as she does not believe most were aware of the vote. The results are posted online at the Wildlife & Forestry tab on The Hideout website. Fifty-Nine responses were disqualified for wrong return process or unpaid dues. Thirty-nine mailings were returned for incorrect address. Result was 518 in support and 453 opposed. Under the governing documents and through the survey, the Board has authority to act on this matter. Lot 4340. Member questioned the mandates for the Hideout to decide on the cull. Ryan stated that a deer density survey is required for rational decision on cull services. Personal services are more costly than deer density surveys performed by the USDA. The numbers are based on deer visible from roadway and likelihood of consistent numbers every day because deer roam. Lot 3081. Member feels there is a problem when don’t see deer for weeks & weeks. Ryan reiterated that deer are most active at night. Wildlife is not meant to be seen and if wildlife is near humans it may indicate the animal is desensitized and not healthy as it is not natural for deer and other wild animals. Deer being seen in large quantities indicates a detrimental impact on their home range. Not seeing deer does not mean not there. The Hideout covers 2,700 acres so a ½ acre lot is not an accurate depiction of population. Lot 3558. Please explain vote for one single cull not overall yearly cull. Ryan stressed that the initial vote was for a deer management program and not an individual cull. This is the program being followed successfully. Member indicated cats are a huge problem and wants the program for wildlife TNR to be looked at again. Ryan reported that the TNR program has been in effect since 2019. There will be a presentation today at 2:00. The results from the 2020 TNR were low due to COVID. Since its, inception, the TNR program has prevented roughly 4,000 new cats in the last 2 years. The contract for this year was approved in this meeting. There has been a significant reduction for cat nuisance calls. Lot 184. What is the projected date for ski hill to close for the season? Larry hopes to keep the Ski Hill open through July 1, but weather may not permit. There is a good base of snow, but a little rain is predicted. Rain is detrimental to operations, but the prediction is not enough to harm the base. Realistically looking at mid-March. Depends on weather and if snow can be preserved during seasonal changes. Problem with water turning to ice making ski operations dangerous. Equipment can churn snow to make powdery. This is a projection but is dependent on weather. Unfortunately, the Ski Hill did not open until mid-January so it was a short season. Acknowledge Board, staff, and volunteers on memberships’ behalf and all time put in.

Lot 4340. Why aren’t Board members voting against deer cull? Larry indicated that it is a Board choice and doesn’t feel each member has to present their reasoning for their view. Paul said Ryan did great job providing information so the Board so can make an educated decision. Rick said he lives in a divided household with his wife completely against the deer management activities. Originally, he was also, but got to a point when as a Board member he must put aside his personal feelings about things and go along with expert recommendations. Andrew was against deer cull until he got science and facts and educated. Jerry first meeting in 2015 when wanted to know what was going on and they were vitriolic and some people did not want to hear facts. Evolved to where it is because of science and facts. Basis is reason, science and knowledge. Discussed and voted for the community not themselves. The emotional issue is not going away. Laurel: Thank board member for reasons. Thinks member opinion needs to be taken into consideration because members own this place and there needs to be another vote for membership not here in 2015. Wants to look at other options for deer management. Marie indicated that the Protective Covenants, Bylaws and Rules and Regulations restrict what can be done and complicates the issue especially with fencing. The Board tries to look at facts in its control and make the best decision. Laura. Not all in community are against the cull. A lot of people are here because there was a lot on social media and those in favor might not be here. Came in 2014 and was against cull, but got involved and not doesn’t want cull but for the program. Vote in 2016 was for program not just cull. Recognizes this is a continuous process. There is a possibility of no cull in the future, but maintenance is needed to continue controls. Lot 1807 concurred with Laura. Paula: Main issue living here in community for 14 ½ years, years ago deer cull not an issue. Never brought up or addressed by Board. Questioned if Board will go with majority of the membership. Will member opinion rule over USDA recommendation? Ryan clarified that it is the membership’s opinion and the majority already agreed on the management plan. 7.Board moves to adjourn: 11:20 a.m. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., Join Zoom Meeting NEXT BOARD MEETING: Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom Watch the website Events Calendar on the Members’ Portal for meeting information. Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■


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THE HIDEOUT POA, a Gold Star Gated Four Season Recreational Community in NEPA is seeking candidates for the following:

UPCOMING SEASONAL POSITIONS!

POOL/BEACH OFFICERS (PART-TIME) Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations as they pertain to Pool & Beaches. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • At least one-year experience in security position preferred. • Basic knowledge of radio communications helpful. • First Aid/AED/EMT certification a plus. • Able to remain calm in an emergency situation. • Must be available weekends and holidays.

BOAT PATROL OFFICERS (PART-TIME) Respond to all incidents/complaints on Hideout Lakes. Issue citations when warranted. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and patrol vehicles. Notify the Shift Supervisor of any unusual occurrences. Knowledgeable of POA Rules and Regulations, Department Orders, and Operation procedures as they relate to the Public Safety function. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • At least one-year experience in Security position preferred. • First Aid/AED certification required. • EMT certification a plus. • Must possess PA Fish & Boat Commission Boater Safety Certification. • Must be available weekends and holidays.

LIFEGUARDS (PART-TIME) To observe and supervise the activities of swimmers in and around the pool and beach areas. Respond to emergencies with emphasis given to PREVENTIVE LIFEGUARDING and the surveillance of all patrons.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Individual must be American Red Cross certified in the following areas: o Lifeguard Training o Waterfront Lifeguarding o CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer o Standard First Aid • Must be available weekends and holidays.


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GOLF DEPARTMENT GOLF COURSE EQUIPMENT OPERATORS (FULL-TIME & PART-TIME) In search of Full-time and Part-time Equipment Operators to perform maintenance on our prestige’s nine-hole golf course. As a golf course equipment operator you are responsible for keeping fairways and greens in optimal condition. Ideal candidates must be available weekends. Prior equipment operation experience is preferred. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Knowledge of the safe mechanical operation of motorized equipment, ability to use hand and power tools. • Knowledge of maintenance tools, basic mechanical aptitude, ability to follow oral and written directions. • Basic knowledge of the rules and strategies of the game of golf. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Valid Driver’s License required. •

FOOD AND BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Join a team that takes pride in providing members and guest with a great dining experience! The Hideout Clubhouse consists of a pub for casual dining or enjoy a fine dining experience in our restaurant. Our Chefs take pride in offering many seasonal as well as favorite American Cuisine dishes. Come be a part of the Clubhouse Team. We are seeking the following positions: LINE/PREP COOKS DISHWASHERS HOSTS/HOSTESSES BUSSERS SERVERS BARTENDERS SNACK BAR ATTENDANTS

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MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE LABORERS (PART-TIME) Seeking seasonal Maintenance Laborers to perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, facilities and common areas. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • General knowledge of maintenance and preventive maintenance of machines, mechanical equipment and building components. • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and power tools and operate light trucks, tractors and light construction equipment. • Ability to perform physical labor. • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided. • Demonstrate a high level of customer satisfaction. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

CUSTODIAN (PART-TIME) Employee performs physical work necessary to maintain a high-standard of cleanliness, orderliness, appearance and sanitation in all Hideout amenities and public areas. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • • • • • •

Basic understanding of commercial building cleaning methods and procedures; Knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment utilized in cleaning activities. Knowledge of safe use of cleaning products and chemicals. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided. Must be available weekends and holidays. Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS (PART-TIME/FULL-TIME) Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and other patrol vehicles. • • • • •

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years or older and possess a valid Driver’s License. Certification in ACT 235 preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays and occasional overtime for full-time positions. Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. Hideout issued uniform provided.


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RESERVE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (PART-TIME) Coordinate emergency responses from Police, Fire and Emergency Response personnel. Maintain Command and Control Center for the Community. Keep radio communications between Control and Patrol Vehicles open at all times. Issue guest, visitor and contractor passes as warranted. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Must be 18 years old. • Ability to communicate effectively with members, guest and vendors. • Basic knowledge of Radio Communications a plus. • Basic knowledge of First Aid/AED/EMT a plus.

RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION OFFICE COORDINATOR Assists in the coordination of daily operational office related tasks. Such as, merchandise ordering and sales, work orders, stocking, member registrations and scheduling of events. Oversee inventory for both the Recreation department and Art Center. Schedules staff for Recreational Sports Complex, game rooms, and special events. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Experience in general office operations and background in administration skills. • Knowledge of Microsoft software programs. • Strong organizational skills. • Ability to multi-task and possess excellent customer service skills. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Valid Driver’s License.

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PLEASE NOTE: Applicants age 14-17 must have a PA Work Permit (may be obtained through School District) Applicants will be subject to a PSP Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Certification and FBI Criminal Record Check w/ fingerprints upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA). Applicants may be subject to Substance Abuse Testing upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA).


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Lake/Marina Rules ***** New for 2021 -All dock owners must identify their docks in a visible manner as recommended by management. The dock owners lot number must be displayed on their dock and visible to see from the lake side. Numbers will be available to purchase at Recreation, or at your own discretion. 1. All watercraft owners are required to register their boats and pay the appropriate fee(s) with the Hideout Recreation Department. Additionally, all owners of watercraft (20 horsepower or more) must have a minimum of $250,000 bodily injury liability insurance coverage and $50,000 property damage liability coverage. Owners of watercraft nineteen (19 horsepower) or less (not including electrically powered) must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance. Electrically propelled watercraft(s) needs a State Registration but does not require a Certificate of Insurance. 2. A Certificate of Insurance for the appropriate amount of liability coverage from the insurance company listing the Hideout POA as a co-insured party must be presented at the time of registration. 3. Personal watercraft and motors must be available for inspection accompanied by a current State Registration. 4. The maximum size for any registered watercraft cannot exceed 90 horsepower unless registered before June 1983; Personal Watercraft, i.e. Jet Skis and Wave Runners are subject to a Maximum of 110 Horsepower, Provided the PWC has a 4 Stroke Engine, Maximum Horsepower for a 2 Stroke Engine is 85 Horsepower. 5. The maximum length of watercraft permitted on Hideout lakes is seventeen (17) feet unless registered before June of 1983. 6. All lake activities must comply with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. For a complete listing of PA Fish and Boat Commission Safety Rules and Regulations contact Northeast Region office at (570) 4775717. 7. All power watercraft must travel in a counter-clockwise direction. 8. Double water skiing (including towing of two skiers/two tubes) is prohibited on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. 9. The PA Fish and Boat Commission regulated the minimum age of all watercraft/ PWC operators. No person 11 years of age or younger may operate a watercraft/ PWC propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. No person 12 to 15 years of age may operate a watercraft/PWC propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower without obtaining a Boating Safety Certificate, a copy of which must be on file at the Hideout Recreation Department. Furthermore, anyone 12 to 15 years of age may not operate a PWC with any passengers on board 15 years of age or younger. 10. All persons in a watercraft must be seated while in operation. 11. Launching and landing of water skiers from docks or shoreline is prohibited. 12. All power watercraft must observe the

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one hundred (100) foot minimum swell speed regulations when operating near all regulating buoys.

30. Watercraft may not be anchored within 100 feet of any roped swimming area or park areas.

13. Water skiers directly ahead of or behind another boat are prohibited.

31. A moving watercraft shall not overtake or pass another watercraft within the 100-foot swell rule.

14. Each water skier (including tubers) must wear U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices. 15. When water skiing or tubing, there must be one observer facing (spotting) the skier or tuber at all times. 16. Water skiing and/or use of personal watercraft(s) (PWC’s) is prohibited before 8:00 a.m. and after sunset or when visibility becomes poor. 17. All boating activity must cease on any lake during electrical storms or conditions that may result in personal injury. 18. All watercraft must be equipped with U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation devices for each person on board. 19. Placing of buoys in Roamingwood Lake is prohibited except when authorized by Association management. 20. Inflatable rubber rafts, without attached motors, are to remain within one hundred (100) feet of the shoreline if they are approved to carry only two or fewer occupants. Rubber rafts approved for three (3) or more occupants may go beyond this limit and must be registered as a non-power boat with the Recreation Department. 21. Main Lodge docking facilities are reserved for all watercraft; these facilities are intended for temporary use only and are restricted to 30 minutes per watercraft. 22. All users of sailboats must maintain a proper lookout at all times. 23. Rowboats with or without motors are not to occupy marina dock slips. 24. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on frozen lakes at any time. 25. Guests are not permitted to register any type of power watercraft for use on any Hideout Lake. 26. Deerfield and Brooks Lakes are reserved for fishing and non-powered boating. Electrically trolling motors are permitted. 27. An immediate fine of $500.00 and the potential suspension of lake privileges will be assessed for the following infractions (Amended by the POA Board/1998): •Operating a watercraft on any lake which is in excess of established horsepower and length regulations on any lake; •Misrepresentation of documents required for registration of watercraft. 28. Marina space renters failing to remove their watercraft by designated date shall be subject to a fine plus costs to remove and all subsequent costs incurred. This violation may result in suspension of future dock use. 29. Washing of watercraft in launching areas, beaches, and lakes is prohibited.

Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited No harvesting of Hybrid Striped Bass. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply.

32. Personal watercraft operators must possess a Boating Safety Education Certificate pursuant to PA Commonwealth Statute, effective January 1, 2000. The Statute provides for a $50.00 fine for the first offense and a $100.00 fine for each subsequent violation of the Fish & Boat Commission Regulations. (Amended by the POA Board, April 29, 2000)

(Amended June 6, 2015).

33. A mandatory fine of $250.00 for the first offense and $500.00 for the second offense will be assessed to anyone who has not successfully completed the Boater Safety Education Course regarding the operation of PWC.

39. Members are urged to use extreme caution while fishing from rowboats or canoes. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Devices are required for each occupant on all types of watercraft on all waters in the State. Any boats using a motor must be registered with the PA Fish Commission. All boats used on any waters in The Hideout must be registered with the Recreation Department and display the current year’s registration sticker.

34. A mandatory fine of $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for the second offense for anyone who fails to possess a Boating Safety Certificate while operating a PWC. 35. A mandatory fine of $500.00 will be assessed to anyone who operates a watercraft in a reckless manner. In addition, the Board reserves the right to suspend the Lake and Marina privileges of said violator. 36. Everyone fishing must display a current Membership Badge along with his or her Pennsylvania Fishing License (required of all persons 16 years of age and older). Violators are subject to fines by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as well as the POA. 37. Roamingwood Park: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions: Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited Bass - Cut state limits in half. Therefore: Jan 1 - Apr 17 and Nov 1 - Dec 31: 15’, 2 (combined species) Apr 18 - Jun 12: NO HARVEST Jun 13 - Oct 31: 12’, 3 (combined species) Walleye - NO HARVEST (year round) No harvesting of Walleye or Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply Deerfield Lake: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions: Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited No harvesting of Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply Brooks Lake: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions:

38. Fellow members for various recreation activities share the lakes in The Hideout. It is essential that all who fish clean up their sites before they leave. Litter, including bait containers, fishing line and plastic and paper wrappers are unsightly and a potential danger to our wildlife friends.

40. Ice Fishing is not permitted on any of the Hideout Lakes. 41. Dock spaces involve a waiting list for members that, once selected, dock space remains with the member in good standing each year, contingent upon payment of the yearly season rental fee. CAUTION: ALL FUELING AND REFUELING OF WATERCRAFTS MUST COMPLY WITH BOATER SAFETY HANDBOOK WITH REGARD TO VENTILATION AND FUELING. *****NOTICE***** Effective September 28, 2013 – At the Executive Session of the Board of Directors the Board passed the following resolution to improve our lake water quality as well as boating safety on Roamingwood Lake. The motion reads as follows: To decrease both the noise on and oil pollutions in Roamingwood Lake, Effective January 1st 2014 all new gas powered boats being registered for the first time in the Hideout must be equipped with FOUR STROKE MOTORS. The maximum horse power remains at 90hp! The boat length restriction will remain at 17 foot, but will no longer be measured by the Recreation Department. Also, to eliminate concerns and confusion on how a boats length will be measured before it can be registered in the Hideout, effective January 1st 2014 all new boats being registered in the Hideout for the first time must present official documentation (copy of title or registration) from the State in which the boat is registered that shows that the boat’s length does not exceed 17 feet. ****Used boats owned by a Hideout Property owner and were previously registered for Roamingwood Lake and are sold to another Hideout Property owner for use on Roamingwood Lake will be considered “grandfathered” and will be exempt from the Four Stroke Motor only restriction. ■


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of February 28, 2021 MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES

OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

440,625 (14,688) -

440,625 (14,687) -

425,937

425,938

6 25

1,000 166

425,968

427,104

2,468 155 50,325 1,495 11,164 11,610 2,332 1,235 360 1,450 47,126 14,825 45,364 865 11,970 -

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING FUNDS (YEAR TO DATE) YTD VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

YTD ACTUAL

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

440,827 (27,708) (206) -

879,840 (29,375) -

881,250 (29,374) -

(1,410) (1) -

(1)

0.0%

412,913

850,465

851,876

(994) (141)

-99.4% -84.9%

763 96

22 48

2,000 332

(1,136)

-0.3%

413,772

850,535

6,750 56,800 1,575 11,000 14,233 1,000 2,565 540 360 3,448 27,189 12,971 40,900 1,800 7,200 2,395

(4,282) 155 (6,475) (80) 164 (2,623) (1,000) (233) 695 (1,998) 19,937 1,854 4,464 (935) 4,770 (2,395)

-63.4% -11.4% -5.1% 1.5% -18.4% -100.0% -9.1% 128.7% 0.0% -57.9% 73.3% 14.3% 10.9% -51.9% 66.3% -100.0%

9,414 60,102 4,050 14,871 12,389 2,836 240 680 2,085 30,501 13,354 64,762 677 10,892 -

202,744

190,726

12,018

6.3%

TOTAL INCOME

628,712

617,830

10,882

OPERATING EXPENSES: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF GOLF MAINTENANCE ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE WOODSHOP LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI BAR

100,477 923 50,318 1,990 1,038 31,010 226 15,434 5,804 167,623 876 18,916 109,497 10,178 59,922 69 14,844 15,255

112,922 1,191 33,374 2,307 793 34,509 538 23,515 6,307 127,963 1,072 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 5,722 22,891

12,445 268 (16,944) 317 (245) 3,499 312 8,081 503 (39,660) 196 15,208 9,514 5,139 5,517 1,598 (9,122) 7,636

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

604,400

608,662

4,262

208

-

604,608

608,662

4,054

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

24,104

9,168

14,936

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 90,000

129 90,000

-

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(66,025)

(80,961)

14,936

NET DUES RELATED INCOME INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME TOTAL NON-AMENITY INCOME AMENITY INCOME: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE WOODSHOP LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI BAR

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

(1) -

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

-0.2% 0.0% 0.0%

881,653 (55,416) (438) -

(1,411)

-0.2%

825,799

(1,978) (284)

-98.9% -85.5%

2,100 185

854,208

(3,673)

-0.4%

828,084

36,733 155 62,444 1,555 12,264 19,616 3,226 2,055 920 5,880 86,995 27,414 88,475 865 19,284 -

13,500 84,800 1,575 16,400 28,473 1,000 3,672 1,080 990 6,896 42,689 25,095 72,613 4,140 11,700 7,013

23,233 155 (22,356) (20) (4,136) (8,857) (1,000) (446) 975 (70) (1,016) 44,306 2,319 15,862 (3,275) 7,584 (7,013)

172.1% -26.4% -1.3% -25.2% -31.1% -100.0% -12.1% 90.3% -7.1% -14.7% 103.8% 9.2% 21.8% -79.1% 64.8% -100.0%

15,795 155 62,979 4,050 17,572 18,864 3,950 650 1,560 3,420 56,689 25,326 113,277 2,073 11,637 1,857

226,853

367,881

321,636

46,245

14.4%

339,854

1.8%

640,625

1,218,416

1,175,844

42,572

3.6%

1,167,938

11.0% 22.5% -50.8% 13.7% -30.9% 10.1% 58.0% 34.4% 8.0% -31.0% 18.3% 44.6% 8.0% 33.6% 8.4% 95.9% -159.4% 33.4%

96,489 1,149 51,980 1,616 869 29,530 271 16,206 6,314 165,048 875 25,973 94,334 13,553 69,578 1,300 2,126 12,519

208,800 1,841 103,857 4,509 2,167 66,687 484 35,875 10,997 316,602 1,865 39,688 255,578 20,321 120,718 402 25,354 30,091

225,844 2,382 69,523 4,614 1,584 68,018 1,077 47,031 12,314 255,925 2,254 68,249 238,021 30,634 130,878 3,333 11,444 45,281

17,044 541 (34,334) 105 (583) 1,331 593 11,156 1,317 (60,677) 389 28,561 (17,557) 10,313 10,160 2,931 (13,910) 15,190

7.5% 22.7% -49.4% 2.3% -36.8% 2.0% 55.1% 23.7% 10.7% -23.7% 17.3% 41.8% -7.4% 33.7% 7.8% 87.9% -121.5% 33.5%

206,541 2,178 88,585 3,277 2,101 61,468 508 33,228 11,805 327,814 2,244 42,579 245,963 26,768 147,314 2,453 3,054 30,552

0.7%

589,730

1,245,836

1,218,406

(27,430)

-2.3%

1,238,432

500

417

-

(417)

590,230

1,246,253

1,218,406

(27,847)

(208) 0.7%

50,395

(27,837)

(42,562)

0.0% 0.0%

129 81,250

259 180,000

259 180,000

18.4%

(30,984)

(208,096)

(222,821)

MONTH ACTUAL PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF GOLF MAINTENANCE ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL WOODSHOP ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI

BUDGET

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

963 -2.3%

1,239,395

14,725

(71,457)

-

0.0% 0.0%

259 162,500

14,725

6.6%

(234,216)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(98,009) (768) 7 (495) 10,126 (19,400) (226) (15,434) (3,472) (166,388) (17,466) (516) (62,371) 4,647 (14,558) 796 (2,874) (15,255)

(106,172) (1,191) 23,426 (732) 10,207 (20,276) 462 (23,515) (3,742) (127,423) (30,676) (712) (91,822) (2,346) (24,539) 133 1,478 (20,496)

8,163 423 (23,419) 237 (81) 876 (688) 8,081 270 (38,965) 13,210 196 29,451 6,993 9,981 663 (4,352) 5,241

36,733 155 62,444 1,555 12,264 19,616 3,226 2,055 5,880 920 86,995 27,414 88,475 865 19,284 -

208,800 1,841 103,857 4,509 2,167 66,687 484 35,875 10,997 316,602 39,688 1,865 255,578 20,321 120,718 402 25,354 30,091

(172,067) (1,686) (41,413) (2,954) 10,097 (47,071) (484) (35,875) (7,771) (314,547) (33,808) (945) (168,583) 7,093 (32,243) 463 (6,070) (30,091)

(212,344) (2,382) 15,277 (3,039) 14,816 (39,545) (77) (47,031) (8,642) (254,845) (61,353) (1,264) (195,332) (5,539) (58,265) 807 256 (38,268)

40,277 696 (56,690) 85 (4,719) (7,526) (407) 11,156 871 (59,702) 27,545 319 26,749 12,632 26,022 (344) (6,326) 8,177

(190,746) (2,023) (25,606) 773 15,471 (42,604) (508) (33,228) (7,855) (327,164) (39,159) (684) (189,274) (1,442) (34,037) (380) 8,583 (28,695)

18,679 337 (15,807) (3,727) (5,374) (4,467) 24 (2,647) 84 12,617 5,351 (261) 20,691 8,535 1,794 843 (14,653) (1,396)

(401,656)

(417,936)

16,280

367,881

1,245,836

(877,955)

(896,770)

18,815

(898,578)

20,623

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments.


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: February 28, 2021

APRIL 2021 • 43

THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH MONTH VARIANCE % ACTUAL BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

425,968 A

427,104 B

(1,136)

-0.3%

413,772

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

202,744

190,726

12,018

6.3%

226,853

628,712

617,830

10,882

1.8%

640,625

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

604,608

608,662

4,054

0.7%

590,230

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

24,104

9,168

14,936

90,129

90,129

-

0.0%

81,379

(66,025)

(80,961)

14,936

18.4%

(30,984)

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS)

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: February 28, 2021

YTD ACTUAL

50,395

OPERATING FUNDS (YEAR TO DATE) YTD VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

850,535 A

854,208 B

(3,673)

-0.4%

828,084

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

367,881

321,636

46,245

14.4%

339,854

1,218,416

1,175,844

42,572

3.6%

1,167,938

1,246,253

1,218,406

(27,847)

-2.3%

1,239,395

TOTAL INCOME TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

(27,837)

(42,562)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

180,259

180,259

(208,096)

(222,821)

NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF February 28, 2021

ADJUSTED FORECAST

14,725

(71,457)

14,725

C

0.0%

162,759

6.6%

(234,216)

OPERATING FORECAST (YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31) TOTAL VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

5,134,750

5,142,750

(8,000)

-0.16%

4,963,120

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,320,984

2,340,739

(19,755)

-0.84%

2,028,588

7,455,734

7,483,489

(27,755)

-0.37%

6,991,708

7,635,260

7,616,330

(18,930)

-0.25%

7,293,530

(46,685)

-35%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

TOTAL INCOME TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

(179,526)

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,261,077)

(1,214,392)

(46,685) D

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments.

Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2021 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2021. D: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2021. Forecast Adjustments Adjustments have been made to keep amenities in line with budget

(1,278,373)


44 • APRIL 2021

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2021 Capital Expenditures - As of February 28, 2020 New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

Under (Over) 3,500 1 17,000

Backup generator for Public Safety Four new two-way radios Radar Display Units (4)

Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety

10-45 10-46 10-47

ABDI Proprietary Scanfast - license scanner

Public Safety

10-48

6,000

6,000

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

15,000

15,000

Commercial swing set for playground Laurel Pk

Laurel Park

11-40

2,500

2,500

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-41

10,367

10,367

100 New Kayak rack storage spots (Marina)

Marina

13-41

6,000

Bocce Ball court pavilion/roof

Recreation

16-42

45,000

45,000

Electric Trolling motor/batteries/charger (for row boats)

Recreation

16-43

1,600

1,600

Batting cage

Recreation

16-44

3,500

3,500

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-42

41,500

41,500

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-43

8,000

8,000

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus (mower)

Golf Maintenance

19-44

30,000

30,000

Install air conditioning in Maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

7,400

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-48

30,000

53,624

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

30-49

10,500

9,342

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

150,000

150,000

10,499

5,535

465

7,400 (23,624) 1,158

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

48,375

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-44

9,625

9,625

Meat slicer

Clubhouse

60-45

2,500

2,500

Beer cooler (bar pub)

Clubhouse

60-46

4,000

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

Double door freezer

Snackbar

70-41

4,000

***Snow Mobile

Ski Hill

90-37

3,500

3,500

-

***New Wheel Loader

Facilities Maintenance

90-38

45,000

45,000

-

***Salt Spreader

Facilities Maintenance

90-39

5,406

5,406

-

***Plow

Facilities Maintenance

90-40

6,927

6,927

-

60,833

144,387

404,212

7,508

47,492 45,500

4,000 4,554

11,930 4,415 4,000

487,766 Adjusted Budget

548,599

Capital Reserve Projects Vehicle, Hybrid replacement for #104 or potential new 170 Montauk boat (replace whaler) potential sell/trade-in

Public Safety Public Safety

10-40 10-41

55,000 45,500

-

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

10-42

26,000

-

26,000

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

15,000

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

Public Safety

10-44

6,000

-

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

Buoys for lakes

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

1,800

Chemical controls box for North Pool (1) & Main pool (2)

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

14,100

New heater for North pool

Pools & Beaches

15-41

3,000

-

3,000

Repair Kiddie Pool

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

55,000

5,989

11 45,000

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

18,000

-

2 NordicTrack commercial treadmills (replacements)

Recreation

16-41

6,000

-

6,356

18,000

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

-

(356) 4,000

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-41

40,000

-

-

40,000

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (9 of 10)

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

-

200,000

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph II (7 of 10)

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

-

200,000

Road Paving - large Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

100,000

-

-

100,000

Stormwater maintenance allocation

Facilities Maintenance

30-40

200,000

-

18,184

181,816

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

2,500

20,500 10,000

25,000

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

5,500

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

44,500 12,000

Replace Salt Shed

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

90,000

-

7,076

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

12,689

82,924

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

100,000

-

-

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

-

27,900

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

-

22,000

41,311 12,000 100,000

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

5,758

309,242

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

-

-

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

150,000

Docstar Softcare - I Year

Administration-IT

40-40

4,700

-

-

4,700

Anti-virus for workstations and servers

Administration-IT

40-41

8,000

-

-

8,000

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-42

8,535

-

-

8,535

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-43

8,000

-

-

8,000

Microsoft Office licenses/Windows 10 licenses

Administration-IT

40-44

6,200

-

-

6,200

APC Netshelter rack for server room

Administration-IT

40-45

2,100

-

-

2,100

APC Smart-UPS for server room & workstations

Administration-IT

40-46

8,500

-

-

8,500

POA siding

Administration

40-47

30,000

-

-

30,000

(323,910) 150,000

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-40

10,000

-

-

10,000

Horizontal bottle cooler Dry Storage Shelving Clubhouse siding

Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse

60-41 60-42 60-43

1,300 2,750 30,000

-

-

1,300 2,750 30,000

Two-door reach in Freezer for snack shop

Snackbar

70-40

2,700

-

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-40

12,000

-

-

12,000

-

50,000

2,700

Tiki Bar Renovation (compliance)

Lodge/Tiki

80-41

50,000

-

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge/Tiki

80-42

3,000

-

3,000

Replace exterior doors at Lodge and POA downstairs

Lodge

80-43

44,000

-

44,000

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol

Ski Hill

90-36

2,827

2,827

1,875,175 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,827

74,386

1,803,616

218,774

2,207,827

1,878,002

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

63,660 2,426,601

+ Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments.


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF February 28, 2021

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL TOTAL DUES BILLED

76.216% 18.378% 5.405%

Billed 3750 1,410 340 100

6,937,500

100.00%

1,850

AMOUNT COLLECTED JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH 1st Quarter 2021 YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

2021 BILLING 5,287,500 1,275,000 375,000

%

2021 # LOTS PAID IN FULL

Budget 3625

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

% OF $ PAID

455,530 * 1,458,680 -

185 * 783 -

1,914,210

968

27.59%

1,914,210

968

27.59%

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

6.6% 21.0% 0.0%

YTD Dues Analysis: $1,914,210 collected through February 28, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $83,957

Current Projection

2021 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3625 3625 PROJECTION

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,706,250

6,706,250

2021 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

33,468

62,000

APRIL 2021 • 45

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

(28,532)

Lake Ariel • 570-698-5811 www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com Milton James, FD, Super

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

% of $ Budgeted 54%

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments.

AREA WORSHIP SERVICES ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Mass Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584.

ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, PA 18427. Services of Holy Communion Sunday 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Reverend Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. (570) 689-9260.

ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 334 Saint Mary’s Church Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m.; Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 815 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Pastor William Samford. (570) 226-4835.

SALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH, (United Methodist Congregation) 613 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin, PA 18428. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Reverend Dr. Jeff Rarich. (570) 689-6011. LAKE ARIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 110 Maple Avenue, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Pastor Don Gillchrist. (570) 226-6713. LAKEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 431 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, PA 18438. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Don Gillchrist. (570) 226-6713.

GRACE RIDGE CHURCH, 201 Tenth Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Sunday Service 11:30 a.m., and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at The Vineyard, 761 Terrace Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Reverend Michael Lyle. (570) 253-5451. CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 803 8 Route 435, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444. Sunday Service 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Communion on first Sunday of the month. Pastor Aaron Schappell. (570) 842-1454. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1606 Route 507, Greentown, PA 18426. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Reverend Chè Weber. (570) 676-5861.

HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Claflin. (570) 689-2630. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, 985 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA 18445. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Mark Newman. (570) 676-8201.

CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, 30 Hemlock Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Daniel Henwood. (570) 937-4848. Home of Canaan Christian Academy.

TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. First Friday of the month Service 6 p.m., all other Fridays Service 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Swartz. (570) 344-7201.

MONASTERY OF ST. TIKHON OF ZADONSK, 175 Saint Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472. Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. Midnight Office, Hours & Divine Liturgy and 4:30 p.m. Vespers and Matins. Satuday: 7:40 a.m. Hours & Divine Liturgy and 4 p.m. Vigil. Sunday: 9:10 a.m. Hours & Divine Liturgy and 3:50 p.m. 9th Hour, Vespins and Matins. Abbot Igumen Sergius. (570) 937-4067.

ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Reverend Colleen Cox. (570) 226-2411.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOLLISTERVILLE, 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Jim Sheridan. (570) 689-3071.

TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222.


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Communication Committee of The Hideout has a mission to 570-226-1944 cell: 570-470-5716 Theenhance dialog between POA members and various departments

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The committee is concerned that during the pandemic we have had little interaction with members of The Hideout community and feedback has been limited. We welcome all suggestions from POA Members on ways to improve living in our community. Please email any comments or concerns to one of the committee members listed below. Your input can make a difference! All correspondence will be confidential and acknowledged and discussed at our monthly meeting. Committee members email addresses:

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Swingle moved to set and advertise Spring White Goods collection days for April 3rd and April 17th, 2021 from 9am until 1PM., carried 2-0. 3) Road Materials were discussed since the Township has for years bid for Materials; Hanson has become the only bidder. It costs the Township and the bidder extra to bid, therefore, T. Jaggars moved to get CoStars pricing for Materials for 2021, carried 2-0. 4) CoStars Annual Salt Contract discussed since the contract is due after the March meeting a motion was made by T. Jaggars to wait until next month to set the quantities for 2021-2022 Salt Contract, carried 2-0. 5) Annual Fire and Ambulance Donations discussed. T. Jaggars noted due to the lack of fund raisers the Emergency Services have been able to hold due to Covid restrictions he felt issuing the Donations at this time would be helpful. Received financial statements from Hamlin Ambulance and Maplewood Fire Company, waiting for Lake Fire Co.’s 4th quarter financials. Noting that T. Jaggars moved to give each Fire Company Lake Ariel and Maplewood after Financials received $20,000.00 also to give Hamlin Ambulance $14,000.00. carried 2-0. Additional Public Comment: A Question was asked as to if the Township is required to plow the Fire Company. It was advised the Township plows and cinders both companies as necessary others also plow, it’s just a matter of who gets there first. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary ■


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Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - February 8, 2021

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he regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on February 8th, 2021 at 6:30PM with all members present (Merel Swingle via Phone). The meeting was called to order by the Vice-chairman and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the January 4th, 2021 Reorganization meeting and the regular monthly meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The annual Auditors meeting minutes for 2021 were read. No Planning Commission meeting was held. Sub-divisions: The Locklin lot consolidation was reviewed and with comments from the County corrected and with a deed of consolidation copy requested, a motion to approve with receipt of deed copy made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. New Business: 2021 Road Projects were discussed. Merel Swingle noted the need for the J&J Road to be widened, C. Bidwell needs a leveling and the 2 small roads in Indian Rocks, Cub and Bruin leveling and then tar and chip with fog coat. Savitz Road also needs work. Will work on project write ups for April Bid opening. Spring Cleanup day discussed. Contact County Waste for dates available, and a motion to hold a Spring Cleanup day made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The Annual CoStars Salt Contract reviewed. Motion to set the 2021-2022 Salt Contract at 180 tons for the season made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Fire Company Annual donations. The Fire Companies have provided the Township with their Annual Financials in request of an Annual Donation. After discussion a motion to give Hamlin and Ledgedale Fire Companies both $17,000.00 each and Maplewood Fire Company $2500.00 was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader

with all in favor. The Annual Community Library Donation was reviewed and a motion to give $2500.00 was made by Merel Swingle and 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Pension Disclosure Statement provided by the State Assoc. was reviewed and noted for adoption. Motion to adopt the Disclosure Statement as provided to the Township was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Solar Bid for Hamlin Fire Company Grant. Motion to approve Bid for Solar to be advertised for opening when completed and ready was made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Old Business: Doug DiPalma junk area was discussed Attorney Treat noted he was looking into the current property owner to send a letter to them as well as Mr. DiPalma.

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Attorney Updates: None Correspondence: The Engineer monthly report for the Neville Trailer Park received. Woodland Designs wrote the township advising they are working on a County Recreation inventory as well as the needs of communities for other recreation activity. This report will be published at the PA DCNR once completed. Real Estate transfer for the month of December received in the amount of $31859.79. Park Updates: Park is currently closed due to extreme weather. Public time: Hamlin Fire Chief Thanked the Board for having the road crew plow the new fire house which assisted in delivers. With no other business a motion to adjourn was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with both in favor. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■

Members that have a particular interest in gardening or want to learn more about gardening best practices are encouraged to visit the Penn State Extension website (https://extension.psu.edu/) and view upcoming virtual webinars. Access to the online webinars requires registration to attend and the following are some of the upcoming free events being offered throughout April: • Get on the map! Support our pollinators and certify your garden, April 4th 7PM-8PM • Vegetable gardening on a budget, April 7th 6:30PM-7:30PM • Watershed friendly property certification program, April 12th 7PM-8PM • Raised bed gardening, April 21st 6PM-7PM

Hideout Domestic Pet Policies 1. Pets must be licensed, inoculated, leashed and kept under owner’s control at all times. 2. Dogs may be off leash when at the Dog Park Amenity. 3. To use the Dog Park Amenity, dogs must be registered annually. 4. It is the responsibility of the owner of the pet to clean up and remove animal excrement of their pet. 5. Dogs are only allowed at the Dog Park and Walking Trail, if they are registered with the POA, the owners pick up after their pets, and they are leashed at all times with the exception of the Dog Park. (Exception: Guide Dogs) 6. It shall be a violation of Hideout Rules for any property owner, including their family, guests or renters to shelter or maintain more than five (5) pets (Dog and Cats combined total) on any Hideout property/dwelling lot unit. All puppies and kittens over the set limit of five (5) shall be properly removed by the tenth week of birth. a. All pets must be registered (Non-Fee) through the Hideout POA on a annual basis (see annual POA Registration Form). This registration does not pertain to the Dog Park amenity. All pets must be licensed from their State of origin including proper current vaccinations as required by law. ■


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Michael R. DeKenipp Michael R. DeKenipp, 73, of the Hideout, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 25 at the Allied Hospice Unit in Scranton. His wife of 52 years is Joanne Albert DeKenipp. Born in Brooklyn NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Celia Koscielny DeKenipp. He grew up with eleven brothers and sisters and enjoyed speed skating when he was younger. He graduated from Eli Whitney Vocational High School and was drafted into the US Army where he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. Following his return from service, he married Joanne Albert on December 7, 1968 and they initially settled in Brooklyn, NY. They welcomed their children Patrick Michael, born March 15, 1970 and Christopher Matthew, born October 7, 1971 to the family and moved to Elmhurst Queens. The family lived on Long Island from 1975-1980, Maspeth from 1980-1984, and Ridgewood from 19841993 before retiring full-time to the Hideout in Lake Ariel PA. Michael worked on Wall St for a brief period before deciding a more active occupation suited his style and he took to truck driving. He started at Intercity Trucking in Maspeth, briefly managed his own trucking company, Eagle Trucking, before settling in at Yellow Freight, also in Maspeth, where he retired in the mid1990s. Always the handyman, Michael ran a small contracting business in PA. During the 1970s, Michael was an excellent bowler and with his wife Joanne, ran the popular Sunday Morning Eye Opener bowling league at Greenpoint Bowl. He also enjoyed fishing and the outdoors and looked forward to annual deer hunting season. Following his move to the Hideout, Michael could frequently be found on the golf course or hanging out with his friends at the Clubhouse. He was an amazing Husband, Dad, Pop-Pop, Brother, Uncle, and friend with the biggest heart and a great sense of humor. Also surviving are two sons Patrick, and his wife Christine, (Levittown NY); and Christopher, and his wife Donna (Mebane NC), three grandchildren Alyssa, Ryan, and Connor; three brothers Joseph (Center Moriches NY); Andrew and his wife Jackie (Apache Junction AZ); and Kevin (West Babylon NY); a sister Adele and her husband James Safuto (Farmingdale NY), and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers Matthew, Dennis, David, James, and Thomas; and two sisters Geraldine (McCoy) and Corinne. Arrangements are entrusted to the James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation in Michael’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Gary Sinise Foundation, or Donate Life America. To leave an online condolence please visit the funeral home website at www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.

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The Hideout Sportsman’s Association By: Devon Delk

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he Hideout Sportsman’s Association was formed in 1995 to bring together members of the community who enjoyed and participated in fishing, hunting, archery and shooting sports (pistol, rifle and shotgun). Through the years the Association has gone through changes. At one point, members who enjoyed fishing formed a separate group called the Hideout Bass Masters. (sadly, this group no longer meets) Archery has been lost due to attrition and the closing of the Hideout archery range. Currently the Association is focused on Shooting Sports, Firearms Safety and having fun! We are organized as a nonprofit and annually contribute to our local first responders and veterans’ support groups. All Members and prospective members must maintain National Rifle Association membership as we are an NRA affiliated club and are insured by them. All members must be legally allowed to own and possess a firearm in accordance with State and Federal laws. We do accept members who reside outside of the Hideout, but our total membership is majority Hideout residents. Prospective members who meet the above requirements must either show that they have passed a gun safety course (or take

the course offered by the Club) as well as going to two shoots with one of the Association’s Range Safety Officers. We are sticklers about gun safety and believe our requirements promote that ideal. Our monthly activities consist of a shotgun, clay shoot on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the local range. A Pistol shoot takes place on the last Thursday of the month at a gallery in Honesdale. This is an NRA timed pistol format. A sporting rifle shoot is held at the local range the 3rd Saturday (weather conditions permitting, of course). Each year we enjoy a holiday party at a local restaurant and a summer barbecue at the Hideout Pavilion. The Association wants to foster friendships and fun among folks who enjoy shooting as a hobby. Our membership is comprised of “old timers”, “newbies” and everyone in between...We welcome all skill levels and will work with you to achieve your goals. If you are interested in our Association, contact Michael McAleer, President (michaelemcaleer@gmail.com) or Donna Bove, Vice President (ctommyb@hotmail.com) ■

Have a birthday announcement that you would like to run in The Hideabout Newspaper? Child or grandchild to show off? Catch a big fish? Send your picture to lgreen@thehideout.us or mail to Lisa Green, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. To ALL members of the Hideout Woodshop, There have been a recurring number of issues lately regarding the use of the Woodshop. Namely, cleaning up after yourself and reporting any equipment malfunctions. PLEASE note the following: • PLEASE clean up after you use ANY of the tools or equipment. There are a number of vacuum cleaners and brooms throughout the shop to be used. • PLEASE put any and all tools that you use back where you found them. Do NOT leave any tools lying around on the work benches. • PLEASE report any equipment that is not functioning properly. Please note the item and the issue and leave the note on the table under the TV so management can be made aware of the problem. This is your shop and your responsibility to keep it clean and in good working order. Thank you for your cooperation.

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MARCH You appear with Winter’s roar the promise of so much more A cold white blanket of snow and ice that lingers door to door We call upon the lamb of Spring return us back to soft lush green Fill the trees with birds that sing let the bees start hovering Nature you have tested us with wind and ice and snow Is it not time to ask the sun to start the plants to grow And as you do we promise you this time we do declare We’ll rid the earth of gas-filled air so you will know we care.

HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? How does your garden grow today? What seeds have you sown? Are weeds creeping up and choking The flowers that have grown? Has hate grown between the love That once was blooming there? Has pride and greed somehow strangled What once was freely shared? And what about forgiveness, A very precious seed --Has it been swallowed up By anger’s heart destroying weeds? What’s become of your garden lately? Just what have you been sowing? If you take the time to weed it out, You’ll keep the flowers growing.

WOLRAD/2020

WOLRAD is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. WOLRAD offers to share his poetry for free at www.mhdarlow.medium.com. Darlow also welcomes comments on his website www.iwonderdoyou.com.

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION

Since 1995, The Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, The Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-theart indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through The Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact Michael McAleer at (570) 780-8002 for details. ■

by Millie Torzilli HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

The HASG was formed in 1980 to provide an opportunity for Hideout members, including renters, age 40 and over, to meet with and socialize with other members of our community. If you enjoy meeting new friends, socializing with old friends, and like to party, then the H.A.S.G. is for you. Typical events include dinner dances, picnics, luaus, a “social” golf league, local outings, travel, and anything else you can think of that involves socializing, dining, and just generally having a great time with wonderful friends new and old. The H.A.S.G. meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact John Hinton (732) 841-6731, ljhmet@gmail.com. ■


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Important Information You Should Know THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE HIDEOUT IS

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT

Please watch for our pedestrians.

A dangerous condition arises on busy weekends from vehicles parking on the side of the road on Lakeview and Woodpoint Court. Vehicles parked on the side of the road in this location impede traffic and could possibly block access to the area by emergency vehicles. Due to this condition the Board has passed a motion deeming Lakeview and Woodpoint Court “Emergency Access Roads.”

Please observe all signs and Association rules for the safety of our members, guests, and staff.

No parking will be permitted on the side of the road in this area. The Public Safety Department will aggressively enforce this rule. Anyone who parks in this location will be subject to a $125.00 fine and a $250.00 fine for repeat offenses.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

AMENITY BADGES

When your guests come to visit, please make sure that they know your lot number when registering at the gate. This will expedite entrance into the community.

All Hideout Members must have a current Amenity Badge on their person in order to use any of The Hideout Amenities. Guests must also show their guest badges at all times. There are no exceptions to this rule!

25 MPH

in designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. We have many children and adults out riding bicycles and walking dogs.

HAVE GUESTS COMING TO THE HIDEOUT FOR A VISIT? You can register your guest online or using your mobile device including Apple, Android and Blackberry. To register please visit The Hideout website http://www.hideoutassoc.com and click on “On-line Guest Registration” to fill out the form. Once signed up, you will receive an email with directions.

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS In order to use our Food & Beverage licensed facilities, you must either be with a member or have the member purchase a social membership card for you. Social Membership cards are available at the Clubhouse.

BUCKLE UP It’s the law! SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES!

ATTENTION VETERANS If you have a chronic illness or injury which occurred while you were in Military Service, you may be entitled to compensation. However, you must first file a claim with the Veteran’s Administration. For additional information, please contact Disabled Veteran Bob Addieg (570) 698-8337. No fee involved.

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Main Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3731 Clubhouse Reservations 570-630-3732 Main Lodge 570-630-3733 Recreation 570-630-3734 Nubia Malkin Art Center 570-630-3735 Fitness Center 570-630-3736 Golf Pro Shop 570-630-3737 North Gate Dispatcher 570-630-3738 Main Gate

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS Dial area code (570) then the number POA Office POA Fax North Beach North Pool Recreation Fax Main Pool Mini Golf Woodworkers’ Shop Golf Maintenance

698-4100 698-9457 698-7013 698-7011 698-6580 698-7014 698-4086 698-6269 698-6384

Main Lodge Public Safety Office Clubhouse Bar Clubhouse Reservations Main Lodge Hideout Quilters Recreation Nubia Malkin Art Center Fitness Center Ski Hill Golf Pro Shop Game Room Registration

149 150 151 155 156 160 164 165 170 180 244 300

HIDEOUT WEBSITE www.hideoutassoc.com The Hideout’s website has a public side as well as a private side. To register for the private side, please go to the home page and click on the “Member Login” button and then hit Member Registration. Your member number will be on your Dues Statement.

HIDEOUT FACEBOOK

EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317

HIDEOUT TV - CHANNEL 920 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 132 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

Like us on Facebook - go to Facebook.com and enter “Hideout Property Owners Association” in the search bar.

BIRTHDAY CORNER Please contact Lisa Green at lgreen@thehideout.us to announce your child’s birthday in The Hideabout Newspaper. Submit by the fifteenth of the month for the next issue. Your picture will be returned upon request.

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of The Hideout Community: Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed. Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840. The HASG believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbor Club is a function of The Hideout Adult Social Group we are pleased to offer these services to ALL Hideout residents.


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This is a good time to review definitions of property lines, setback, and easements as applied in the Hideout. When you hear that someone has a setback, you usually expect something not so good. It’s a completely different case when the term is applied to property boundaries. Setback Lines actually protect your property! Building set-back lines are usually intended to govern permanent structures like your house or garage. What is a Setback? A setback is a defined space in which no structures (as defined by Land Use Code) may be located, except where specifically allowed by the Code. Setbacks are required along front, rear, side property lines and additionally with some “easements.” How are Setbacks measured? In most cases, setbacks are measured from the property line. However, when measuring a front setback line abutting a public street the setback is measured from the center line of the right of way. Your property line is coincident with the edge of the right of way. Since the right of way can contain unimproved shoulders, you should not assume that your property line is at the edge of the curb or paved edge of the road. Typically, your property line is several feet from the road improvements. Unlike rights of way, utility access easements do not always coincide with

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property lines. The easement may be located partly or entirely on your property. When a front yard setback is required from an easement located on a property, the setback is measured from the interior edge of the easement. Are Setbacks required from anything else? In most cases, buildings may not be built over utility easements (e.g., power, water, sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and telecommunications) without written approval from the associated utility. We all have easements on our Hideout property lots. These easements are shown on your recorded plat Land Survey and title report. How large a Setback is required? That depends on where the property is located and whether the setback is along a front, rear, or side property line. For example, in the Hideout, the following Setbacks are required: Front - 25’; Rear - 25’; Sides - 10’. Also, within these setbacks there are “easement lines” (Front - 10 feet, Rear - 10 feet, and each Side - 5 feet). Please note that the 25 foot front area starts at your property line, not at the edge of the road. The property line to the road is POA property. Also, in Pennsylvania, only a state licensed surveyor may set the property corners. What is an Easement? An easement is defined as a right that one party has to

use real estate that is owned by someone else. The rights of the easement holder regarding usage of the property are specific and typically limited. Property ownership or possession is not impacted by an easement. The property owner gives up only defined rights on that portion of the property that is used for purposes of the easement. Common easements are those that are given to public utilities such gas or telephone companies to run lines under/over private property. Utility easements such as power, phone, water and sewer are examples of easements that benefit the Hideout. Such is the case with RS&W. As a general rule, the grantor of the easement can make any use of that property as long as it does not unduly interfere with the rights granted to the easement holder. Typically, the owner granting the easement cannot build/ place structures or obstructions within an easement area or otherwise hinder access to that area. A utility easement grants the utility company the right to use and access a specific area of a property. The area covered by the easement is usually clearly defined in the text of the easement, and the easement is attached to the property deed so that it will persist even when the property is transferred or sold. Utilities can request an easement for any number

of reasons. A classic example of a utility easement is an easement which allows the power company to run electrical lines along a property, and to install utility poles if the property is long enough that the lines cannot pass over the property without support. The utility has the right to utilize a strip of land for the lines, and to enter the land to access the lines for maintenance and repair, which can include tree trimming, replacing rotted utility poles, and relocation of any conduits, cables, wires, towers, and poles. What about these Property Easements? Every Hideout property has “easements” – legal rights that others have to use parts of a land owner’s property. Despite their prevalence, easements are often misunderstood and in some instances, people are not even aware that easements exist. As a property owner you can benefit from a basic understanding of easements. That understanding helps you avoid problems (permanent placement of landscaping, trees & shrubs, rock gardens, landscape lighting, fences, etc.) that can arise within the easement area. By keeping these areas free of plantings or other obstructions, you can enjoy what you have planted without worrying that it may be in jeopardy in the future. ■


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

ATTORNEY

LOT FOR SALE

• Book your Vacation or Full Time Rentals with your Hideout Specialists, Re/Max Best. 570-698-7299/ 800-577-5005, www.hideoutbest.com, remaxbestinfo@yahoo.com

• ATTORNEY Wills, Estates, Trusts, Probate, Closings, Divorce, DUI, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury. Alan Jones (570) 698-7505 House calls in the Hideout

• 78 Parkwood Drive FREE Lot for Sale Call Pat at 347-729-8228

Editors note: look for their ad on our website at www.hideoutassoc.com

All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing.

Want your commitee event listed in The Hideabout Newspaper & Hideabout Extra? Call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 MEET or e-mail PEOPLE lgreen@thehideout.us

DON’T FORGET YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. -DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816. -THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Clothing Day - 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-noon and 5:00-7:00 p.m.

A character is every space that you use whether it is a letter, number, punctuation mark, or blank space. Please call for Classified and Business Classified Rates at (570) 630-3707

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Social Distance The proper way to wear a mask is to always cover your nose and mouth

-ST. THOMAS MORE/ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th Wed. of every month. 9:30-11:00 a.m. -HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO - Every Sunday & Wednesday at Bingo Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on the hill). Doors open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. -THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/ LAKE ARIEL meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at RPlace, Rt. 590 in Hamlin. Public is welcome to attend.

To advertise please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or email her at lgreen@thehideout.us

• Do you have water coming into your basement or crawlspace? Are you tired of that damp, musty odor all the time? Does anyone suffer from allergies, but only when they’re at this home? Well don’t suffer these problems anymore, call the experts around the corner! INTEGRA-CLEAN & DRY 570-676-8862 WE CAN HELP!

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LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends.

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Obituary Guidelines To submit an obituary (Hideout members only) please follow the guidelines below (350 words or less). To include a photo, please email lgreen@thehideout.us or deliver/mail to: The Hideout POA, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 • The person’s full and complete name, date of birth as well as date of death • Names of husband or wife and names of children, number of grandchildren

• Add where he or she went to school and graduated from • Services/Mass/Cemetery information.

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

We are always seeking new article ideas, submissions, and content. If you have an idea or would like to submit an article for consideration, please contact Lisa Green at lgreen@thehideout.us or by phone at (570) 630-3707.


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DESTINY CONTRACTING & HANDYMAN Services Perry Behr 631-374-8027 #PA143702 1494 The Hideout • Lake Ariel, PA 18436

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Have a concern? Here’s who to call

Hideout Property Owners Association 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-4100 Fax (570) 698-9457 www.hideoutassoc.com

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100

Amenities

Dial (570) plus number NM Art Center....................698-4100, ext. 164 Food & Beverage............... 698-4100, ext. 153 Main Gate........................... 698-4100, ext. 140 Main Gate Direct Line........ 630-3738 Main Lodge......................... 698-4100, ext. 155 Main Pool........................... 698-7014 Mini Golf............................. 698-4086 North Beach....................... 698-7013 North Gate.......................... 698-4100, ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line....... 630-3737 North Pool.......................... 698-7011 Quilters............................... 698-4100, ext. 156 Ski Hill................................ 698-4100, ext. 170 Woodworkers..................... 698-6269

Departments

Automatic Delivery

Locklin's Bottled Gas, Inc. Ask your neighbor about our service and friendly and personable office staff!

Competitive Pricing Family Owned (570) 689-7100

Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 132 North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317 Recreation.......................... 698-4100, ext. 160 Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 300 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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RAY’S TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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ALL ASPECTS OF HOME REMODELING We specialize in custom bathroom, kitchen, & interior work. Go to our Facebook page for pics of completed jobs and inspiration! Retired NYCMOS

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- Winterization Specialist - Guarantee No Broken Pipes - We do house checks!

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911” State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC.................... (570) 703-8000 Geisinger, Wilkes Barre...... (570) 348-1120 Regional Hospital of Scranton.(570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton...... (570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale.........................(570) 253-8100

Check out our website at: www.hideoutassoc.com for everything and anything happening in The Hideout.

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 16 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 19 Allatto’s Painting Page 48 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 34 Aristrocraft Construction Co. Page 15 Attis Constructions Page 35 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 23 Beach Lake Estate Clean Out Page 59 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13 BTM Flooring Page 35 Bug E. Bug Pest Control Page 56 Canine Connection Page 57 Carey Construction Page 22 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 19 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 59 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 Chapman Family Enterprises, LLC Page 24 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 19 Colors Unite Painting Page 59 Countryman Home Improvements Page 56 Cover All Painting Co. Page 46 Crum Tree Service Page 56 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 48 DeSiato Electric Page 56 DESTINY CONTRACTING Page 59 DIRLAM BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc. Page 57 Disaster Blaster Page 34 Duffy Plumbing Page 20 Eastern Residential Solutions Page 49 Family First Vision Center Page 35 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 12 Forbes Pest Control Page 59 Freedom Boat Club Page 13 Furry Friends Page 56 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 57 H & R Block Page 24 IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 15 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 26

J. Moody & Co. Jewelers Page 23 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 45 Jake’s Carpet Page 27 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 59 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 48 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 34 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 22 Kanga Roof Page 12 KBS Enterprises Page 22 KidsPeace Page 24 Koberlein Septic Page 34 Lighthouse Harbor Marina Page 13 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 59 M and D Plumbing Page 59 Maureen Barry for Tax Collector Page 56 Meagher For Wayne County Judge Page 11 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 27 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 15 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 26 Precision Tree Co. Page 59 ProJan Cleaning and Restoration Page 35 Putman’s Tree Service Page 24 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 59 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Robert Batzel for Lake Township Page 56 Rosler for Wayne County Sheriff Page 12 Santana Income Tax Service Page 18 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 23 ShingleMe Roofing Page 35 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 18 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 49 Superior Plus Propane Page 19 The Hearing Center Page 49 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 46 The UPS Store Page 14 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 12 Vonderhey Blacktop Page 57

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