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AUGUST 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 8

The Hideabout Newspaper is celebrating 40 years!

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

Meet the Candidates ..........................................................10 - 13 Environmental Page ..................................................................14 Golf Page .........................................................................................21 Board Meeting Minutes .....................................................22, 23 Recreation & Lake/Marina Rules ........................33, 35 - 39 Financials ..............................................................................48 - 51 Employment .........................................................................52 - 54 Information You Should Know .............................................59 Hideout Phone Numbers .............................................7, 59, 67 Advertisers' Directory ...............................................................68


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FROM ANDREW MILLER

FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Board President’s Message

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hat a wonderful 4th of July we had. While the weather forced the postponement of some events, it didn't damper the spirits of our family and friends celebrating the 245th anniversary of the founding of this great nation. The fireworks display over Roamingwood Lake was the perfect ending to what was by and large a safe and enjoyable weekend for all. All The Hideout staff from Golf and Recreation to Food and Beverage, Public Safety, Maintenance and the POA worked hard to make it a successful weekend. We thank them for their dedication while dealing with staffing shortages. The membership played their part and we appreciate that there were few reports of illegal fireworks. There were many happy dogs that weekend.

dedicated services to Lake Ariel and the surrounding area. This special recognition was presented to the Fire Department by Board Chairman, Rick Yocum at the Ryan's Angels First Annual Golf Tournament. The sold out event raised much needed funds for the Fire Department while also recognizing three members of the community we have lost: Jack Ryan, Frank Santulli, and Michael R. DeKenipp. These three outstanding individuals all have contributed to the community in various ways and loved The Hideout. What better a way to honor them then supporting our Fire Department heroes? The dinner, held at the Main Lodge, was the first large-scale event since Covid-19 and many members saw the new improvements for the first time. We thank all who participated.

At our July 24th meeting, the Board took a special step in allowing for the casting of ballots electronically by approving Vote Now, LLC to perform the electronic voting portion of the 2021 Board of Director election. Consistent with our bylaws, paper ballots will still be available as an Finally, on a personal note, I want to option as well. Please keep an eye out wish our Board Treasurer, Marie Krauss for ballots and special instructions when all the best in her future endeavors. She they are mailed out in the month ahead. has committed much of her time and By making voting simpler, it is our hope energy over the years as a member to provide for greater participation ofOF theDIRECTORS Budget Committee and on the HIDEOUTinPOA BOARD Board elections by the membership. A big Board of Directors. Up until her last 2021 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS thank you to our Governing Documents moments on the Board she has been FRIDAY for their JANUARY 2021 this WORKSHOP 1 PMfor ways ZOOM Committee work15, making hardMEETING at work advocating to make important step a reality. improvements to The Hideout. While SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2021 REGULAR MEETING 9 AM ZOOMshe’s leaving the Board, she is also leaving I am also pleased that the Board of a strong legacy which1 PM will benefit the FRIDAYdesignated FEBRUARY 2021 MEETING ZOOM Directors July12, 24, 2021 as WORKSHOP community for years to come. Thanks "The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire CompanyREGULAR MEETING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2021 9 AM ZOOM Marie. ■ Day" in recognition of their 105 years of FRIDAY

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Community Manager’s Message

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embers and Staff

During a recent drive though our beautiful community, what impressed me was seeing young families walking along side older residents. This is a reminder The Hideout has seen significant changes in its demographics in the last two years. These changes should be welcomed because new members bring new ideas. There are some who feel new members mean more of a demand for services and a strain on our amenities. This theory is not valid since the new owners replaced existing owners and the designers of The Hideout were confident the amenities could service all the homes allocated in the development. There will be times when our amenities will be taxed, but these are exceptions such as holiday weekends. This July 4 weekend was the busiest week for The Hideout in memory. Especially impressive during recent drives in our community was the condition of The Hideout properties. Our amenities performed well even with the challenges of being understaffed. Public Safety, Maintenance, Food and Beverage and Golf to name a few provided large crowds with services people expect from The Hideout. We are struggling as every business is because staffing is challenging. We continue to recruit and have seen some improvements such as hiring a full-time bartender, Public Safety personnel and Maintenance staff. Our immediate need is for cooks to serve in our Clubhouse and Lodge. We welcome any inquiries and do offer incentive rewards for referrals. Members should be aware the governing documents, specifically the Covenants, allow home owners the right

to rent their homes. When a member rents their home all amenity rights are transferred to the renter thereby allowing renters the right to use all our amenities. On many occasions, the POA receives complaints from members questioning why renters are allowed to use the beach, pools, and parking lots. We must understand these are the rights guaranteed to homeowners and therefore transferred to a renter. Currently less than 7% of The Hideout homes are eligible for rentals. The POA and Public Safety closely monitor the rentals assuring compliance with our rules and regulations. The Hideout is a great place to live, work, and enjoy relaxing times. We encourage all to enjoy the many amenities we provide. We welcome your ideas on how we may improve our services and amenities. The Hideout is proud to have volunteers who serve on the many committees providing guidance and insights to the Board of Directors. We urge members to become involved. Our employees have shown a willingness to help their fellow employees. Recently you may have seen employees from the administration office working at the Pub serving patrons. Maintenance staff serving other functions in their department to assist with a shortage of staff. POA staff working in the Golf Pro Shop. This is the caliber of employees The Hideout has. We are so proud to have people like this working for The Hideout. ■

MAILBOX ADVISORY

Cluster mailboxes within The Hideout are limited. The United States Postal Service has advised The Hideout that their policy is to revoke and/or reassign the box of individuals who do not retrieve their mail for a period of three or more C weeks. Please be sure to pick up your mail from your P box on a regular basis. If you are unable to retrieve re your mail from your box for an extended time, you o should make arrangements with the Lake Ariel Post o Office to have mail held or forwarded and ask how b to preserve your box assignment. ■

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MEET THE CANDIDATES Saturday, August 21, 2021, 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom


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FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message

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cannot believe that this is August already and the summer season is half over. I hope you are enjoying all that The Hideout has to offer. As I have mentioned previously in this column, please check out The Hideout Assoc. website, The Hideabout Newspaper and Hideabout Extra for activity updates. The Recreation Department has added a new activity for us to enjoy. There is now Disc Golf available a few days a week at the Ski Hill. If you have never heard of Disc Golf before just Google it. This new activity looks like fun so contact Recreation for details. On a more serious topic, at the beginning of the year the membership voted in favor of a Bylaw change to allow the addition of online electronic voting. This was done to make it easier for all members in good standing to vote. For those who still prefer to use paper ballots the process will remain the same as previous years. Each lot owner has one vote and with over 3,600 lots we are lucky if 900 votes are cast for Board of Director positions. I encourage all part-time and full-time lot owners to vote. This year there are 4 candidates

running for 3 Board openings. An election packet will be mailed at the end of the month with all the information you need to vote. Hopefully, with the addition of electronic voting we can reach full participation in the voting process. The Board has no scheduled Board meeting for the Month of August. The Board will start its review of the 2022 proposed budget during a work session on Friday, August 13th, at 9 a.m. at the POA. One of the most important events of the year will occur on Saturday, August 21st, at 9 a.m. at the Main Lodge. This is the Meet the Candidates event sponsored by the Nominating Committee. This is when the community can listen to the candidates for the Board of Directors make their statements and answer questions. Please plan on attending. Enjoy the rest of your summer and be well and stay safe. ■

THE HIDEOUT GARDEN CLUB Is looking for new members (men and women) who are available on Monday or Saturday mornings for 1 hour at 9 a.m. Many of our current members are getting older, and it is becoming difficult for some of them to participate. We are trying to enlist new members. While we will still meet on Monday mornings, we are hoping that those who are not available will be able to join if we add a Saturday morning group. We are trying to accommodate those who are not available Mondays or are part-timers and would like to have an opportunity to join the Garden Club. We would meet at 9 a.m. on Saturdays at the Arboretum by the south mailboxes for about an hour to maintain the garden there. This is a great way to meet some of your Hideout neighbors while making The Hideout a more beautiful place to live. If you would like to join us on Mondays simply show up at the Arboretum. Or if you are interested in helping start a group on Saturdays or have any questions, please email us at the address below.

Hideoutgardenclub@gmail.com JOIN US AND GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY (Gloves are allowed) ■

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FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner

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would like to remind everyone about the importance of having their Emergency Numbers as well as Lot Numbers posted on their property.

The purpose of identifying your lot is for your own safety and well being. In a time of an emergency many times seconds can save lives. If your lot is not clearly identified there is a good chance that responding emergency personnel may be unnecessarily delayed responding to your aid. I encourage all members to ensure that their property is clearly identified with both your lot number and your emergency number. With regards to your emergency number, members are mandated by the County for all developed lots here in The Hideout to have their emergency numbers clearly posted on the property. Failure to post your emergency number on your property can result in a $150.00 fine. Failure to comply after thirty days will result in a subsequent citation being issued in the amount of $300.00 for a repeated offense. Some property owners have asked what to do if they don’t have

a sign post? I strongly encourage them to obtain one. Even though there are other places to post your numbers the most effective way is on a sign post in front of your property. Any time lost due to the inability of emergency services to find you can mean the difference between life and death. The small monetary investment of a sign post can pay great dividends one day when it saves your life. The Public Safety Department also encourages all lake front property owners to post their lot numbers on their docks. We recommend lot numbers instead of emergency numbers to be posted on the docks. The reason for lot numbers on the docks has a couple of benefits. If there is a need for emergency response from the lake it will make it easier to find you. Also if your dock breaks free and floats off it will be easily identified and returned back to the owner. ■

Any individual obtaining a temporary hanging pass, at any of our gates, must provide the Gate Officer: 1. a valid state driver’s license 2. a valid state vehicle registration 3. a license plate number in order to obtain a pass. Members are encouraged to please advise their guests and contractors entering The Hideout of this policy. Thank you!

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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reetings,

I would like to start off by saying thank you to the community members and staff for such a great start to summer. We have had an awesome turnout at all of our events and great community participation. July was a memorable month here in the Recreation Department. We hosted a two-day Pickleball Tournament at the Indoor Sports Complex July 17th and 18th. The male division and female division played each other on Saturday and mixed double teams played on Sunday. We had a great turnout with over 25 teams participating. It was incredible to witness such competitiveness and sportsmanship. I would like to give a special thanks to Pat Mozzone and Rafeal Conception for volunteering their time to help our department plan and run this tournament. These two men really helped make the tournament fun, organized, and successful. The results were as follows: Men’s First – Pat Mazzone and KC White Second – Mike Seiden and Bob Avitable

Third – Ron I and Bob Women’s First – Karen Greeney and Sherri Paganelli Second – Reggie Thompson and Laura Rusnak Third – Laura Alteri and Susan Maldonado Mixed Doubles First – Pat Mazzone and Laura Alteri Second – Lou Maldonado and Sheri Paganelli Third – Ron and Patti Thank you for everybody who participated in the Pickleball Tournament. On August 21st, we are having our first ever “Concert on the Hill”. The Band Kartune will be performing at The Hideout Ski Hill. We will be hosting a Cornhole Tournament prior to the concert, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there! ■


6 • AUGUST 2021 FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Communications Corner

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s the month of August begins, I find myself already looking forward to next summer. Why? I am excited for The Hideout 52nd Anniversary Weekend Celebration in the planning for July 2022! Most of you know that The Hideout postponed the July 2020 50th Anniversary Weekend due to Covid-19. As the Chair of the 52nd Anniversary Committee, I am requesting anyone who has historical knowledge of our great community or any ideas for the celebration to please email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us. I will bring any ideas to the committee. I look forward to the membership, celebrating The Hideout 52nd Anniversary as a community. We have more members than ever following the POA Hideout Facebook page. When looking for up-to-date happenings in The Hideout or any Hideout closures, the POA Facebook page is your best bet. You can find it by searching @thehideoutpoa on Facebook. Look for The Hideout Flower! We have more than 3250 Hideout

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Have questions or suggestions for a particular Hideout department? Reach out to the department manager for a quick and accurate response or to have a conversation. The Management Team's contact information is on page 7.

While traveling our roadways, please be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists. Be sure to check out The Hideabout and The Hideabout Extra for activities

If you have ideas for The Hideabout Newspaper, Hideabout Extra, the POA Hideout Facebook page, Hideout TV Channel, email blasts, or The Hideout Website, give me a call at (570) 630-3707 or email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

I am currently focusing on procuring ads for The Hideabout Newspaper. When I speak to a new business about advertising, I am often asking myself, “How can this business benefit the membership?” If you have any questions about doing some adverising in The Hideout community please feel free to reach out to me at mgoldstock@thehideout.us or (570) 630-3716 or stop by the Community Relations Office located at the Main Gate of The Hideout. ■

Food & Beverage Corner s many of you know, the Food and Beverage industry is going through changes that no one has experienced before. Throughout the pandemic and across the country many employees lost their jobs or had their hours greatly reduced. This has caused a shift in employment. Service workers were forced to find new means to support themselves and their families. Now that the industry is back open and in full swing of summertime service, those same individuals who had to find alternate means for income are not coming back to the service industry. This is a larger issue than some may realize. Many restaurants are closing additional days and reducing hours to give the staff they were able to retain a chance to rest. Unfortunately, The Hideout is no exception to this. We are working continually, every day, to recruit staff. We, as a Food and Beverage team, will continue to offer as many services as our staff can reasonably handle. We are committed to our members and work hard to accommodate requests, hear

Registration Corner

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FROM ASHLEY FONZO, MANAGER OF AMENITY SERVICES

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FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

members signed up for Hideout email blasts! If you have not signed up, 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 contact me at (570) 630-3707.

Welcome Mike Goldstock to Community Relations y name is Mike Goldstock and I am new to the Community Relations Department as the Advertising and Community Relations Assistant, but not new to The Hideout. I have lived in and worked for the community for over a year. While living here I have welcomed a beautiful little girl into this world and I couldn’t be happier to be in a community like The Hideout. I am thrilled to be a part of this department and I am ready to assist the membership.

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ideas and provide a positive experience for all. As a reminder, when members have guests come visit or are renting out their properties, our Rules and Regulations require that members and guests show their member badge, social membership card or renter’s badge to be able to dine and enjoy alcoholic beverages at our amenities. Our liquor license is a private license and a membership is required in order to purchase alcohol per the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. Social membership applications can be found on our website and purchased through the Clubhouse or POA Office. We appreciate all of the support our staff has seen from many of the members as we navigate these changing times and hope to return to “normal” as soon as possible. ■

ith members, guests, and renters coming to enjoy The Hideout during this last month of summer as temperatures rise, the pools and beaches are in full swing. Pool stickers are available at the POA and the Main Pool. Stickers can be purchased for $65.00 for 6 or $18.00 for individual stickers for your guest badges. Members do not need a pool sticker on your photo ID badge. Guests can also visit the pools for $5.00 per day.

happening within The Hideout. Lastly, I would like to welcome our newest addition to the POA Registration family, Florence D. She will be solely responsible for handling the Rental Department. Should you need assistance or have questions about rentals she can be reached at (570) 698-4100, ext. 124. Ryan Hill is still in charge of the rental approval process. Enjoy the rest of the summer!!! ■

NOTICE: There is a non-perishable food item drop-off box at the Main Gate for any member who would like to donate. Please refrain from leaving food at the Main Mail Box area. Thank you!

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner

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he dog days of summer are upon us!

The 4th of July weekend brought us some rain but Sunday the 4th was a gorgeous day here in The Hideout and the Maintenance Dept. did a fantastic job preparing the beaches and pools. I want to thank the staff at the Maintenance Dept. for all their hard work and dedication to our community. Housekeeping had their work cut out for them on Monday morning but they also did a great job cleaning up after the beach party and getting the beaches and amenities back to operational standards.

With the heat of summer also comes the potential for damaging storms. The Maintenance Dept. continues to work on the stormwater infrastructure and preparing our community for these storms. The stormwater system will continue to be on going project for the next few years as our team works on correcting the depth of the drainage ditches to help the flow of stormwater to reach our lakes and streams to minimize damage. Old culvert pipes that are undersized will be replaced with either a 15” or 18” HDPE pipe which has a life of 25 years. With the new culvert pipes and drainage ditches we are being proactive in our efforts to rectify the outdated system. As a reminder all culvert pipes and drainage ditches that are located on members lots are the responsibility of that lot owner. The member will need to keep the drainage ditch and culvert pipe unobstructed as to allow water to flow freely through as not to impact neighboring properties. If any member is having an issue with their drainage ditch or culvert pipe, please call my office at ext. 136 or email me at dpolhamus@thehideout.us so we can schedule a lot inspection. The Clubhouse, POA, and the Recreation Dept. have had some major issues with the A/C units and we are happy to report that these have all been

replaced and are working perfectly. The systems that were replaced were over 15 years old and lived out their life. The Maintenance Dept. purchased a new mini excavator to assist with stormwater management and other work to be performed within the community. The Trash and Recycling Center continues to operate from 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Bulk garbage passes can be picked up from the Maintenance Complex Monday-Friday and bulk garbage can be taken to the Maintenance Yard Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. as well as on Saturdays by appoint only. Members can contact Desiree Detres at ext. 133 or by email at ddetres@thehideout.us to make an appointment or get answers to questions in regards to bulk garbage. Items that can be disposed of can be found on The hideout website at www.hideoutassoc.com. The Permitting Office has been busy this year as well as they have processed over 800 permits and issued 13 new single family dwelling permits. We have had another great year with home sales and unimproved lot sales and as you drive around you will see the many lot improvements our members are performing. If any member has questions on obtaining a permit or any other questions in regards to the permit application process please contact our Permitting Officer, Tim Kresge at ext. 120 or by email at tkresge@thehideout. us you may also contact the Permitting Office Administrator, Tina Fairfax at ext. 108 or by email tfairfax@thehideout.us. Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer! ■


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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

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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 - Manager of Amenity Services (570) 698-4100, ext. 125 afonzo@thehideout.us Annmarie Rossitto - Clubhouse Operations 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 Craig S. Rafaniello - Project Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 132 crafaniello@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 DEPARTMENT

(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

ANNMARIE ROSSITTO

(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, MAIN LODGE

(570) 630-3733

RECREATION MAIN DESK

(570) 630-3734

CERAMICS AREA NM 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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THE TIKI BAR TEEZERS Spring Rolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 Golden & crisp vegetable spring rolls served with sweet & spicy Thai chili sauce

Cheese Quesadilla . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 Served with sour cream & salsa + add chicken $2

Boneless Buffalo Bites . . . . . . . . $11

Peel & Eat Shrimp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14 One pound of chilled, old bay dusted, shell on shrimp. Served with lemon wedge and cocktail sauce

Steam Clams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 A summer favorite, served with melted butter

Choose from: mild, hot, honey mustard, teriyaki or sweet chili sauce. Served with celery and bleu cheese

Chips & Salsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4

Hummus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8

Side garden salad with your choice of dressing

Served with grilled flat bread

Old Bay Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $4 + add cheese sauce $1.50

+ add guacamole $2

Tiki Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 + add chicken $2

French Fries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.50 + add cheese sauce $1.50

HANDHELDS Reuben Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Rye served with Russian Dressing

Marshall's Island Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Strips of golden fried chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes & green goddess dressing

Cheesesteak Hoagie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 Sliced beef sautŽed with peppers, onions & American cheese

Caprese Sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11 Fresh sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic reduction served between grilled flat bread

Traditional Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and Choice of Cheese + add bacon $1

Bourbon Burger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9 Grilled burger topped with caramelized onions and bourbon glaze + add bacon $1

Chicken Tender Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 served with honey mustard or BBQ sauce

Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness


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Running in the 2021 Board of Directors Election FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Committee wishes the Membership to be aware that answers to some of the questions below are opinions voiced by the candidates. We ask that the Community Membership exercise caution and judgment in drawing factual conclusions.

Richard Yocum

Hello Hideout members, My name is Richard Yocum and I am running for election to the Hideout Board of Directors. I currently serve on your Board of Directors since being appointed to fill a vacancy in May of 2019. I would like to use this opportunity to introduce myself to the Hideout community by providing you with a little background. I grew up and lived on Long Island NY. I met my wife Beth during high school and this year we will be celebrating our 49th anniversary. We raised three wonderful children and have been blessed with six beautiful grandchildren. I worked for Nabisco in the sales division for 43 years before retiring. We purchased our home in the Hideout in 2013 and a year later we made The Hideout our permanent home. We have a goldendoodle named Dolly

and most days you can find us enjoying the dog park. After moving here full time, I was asked by a person at the dog park if I could take over filling the “doggie bag” dispensers. I said yes and continue doing that today. That was the beginning of my involvement in our beautiful community. Prior to serving on the Board, I was a member of the Recreation Committee and then, when the Board decided to reactivate the Governing Documents Committee, I applied and was appointed to that committee as well. I joined the Garden Club 5 years ago and currently serve as its president. Every year I sign up to use the woodworking shop. Being able to use that impressive amenity has come in handy many times. Since being appointed to the Board,

they have elected me to serve as Treasurer for a year and then this year as Board Chairperson. I am proud to be a member of this Board and what we have accomplished over the last few years. Our community is celebrating its 51st anniversary and the need to maintain and update our facilities and amenities was and still needs to be a high priority. A cost effective way for us to accomplish this is to give our talented maintenance staff the right equipment. By doing this we would not have to pay outside contractors to do what we can do in-house. This community is now able to have many of our costly storm water and other projects, such as the lodge interior, performed by our own staff. I am asking for your vote this September. I have a record of being

involved in and committed to our community through committees, the Garden Club and now as a member of your Board of Directors. I will always look for ways to save money to keep dues as low as possible, but never by sacrificing the safety, financial integrity and need to maintain and update our community.

Richard (Rick) Yocum

learn how things work in the community and how to effect change. In 2019, I was appointed by the Board to fill a Board vacancy. Being on the Board is just like being a member of team. It is important to remember that as a Board member you are only one of seven and must respect each other as a person even though we may disagree on an issue. Last year the Board elected me as Treasurer and this current year as Board Chair. Since moving here, I have shown a commitment and willingness to get involved in our community and I look forward to serving our membership in the future.

concerns are addressed, then we can get to the fun stuff. By fun stuff, I mean improving an amenity by expanding its use for the benefit of the membership. There are many amenities that would benefit from an improvement. We could expand the deck at the Tiki Bar, or we could enclose one or both porches at the clubhouse to accommodate more member usage. While these and other ideas are great, I feel we should be improving an under used amenity which we already have. That amenity is the ski hill. The ski hill and tube run are a great amenity when mother nature cooperates in the winter. However, this amenity sits mainly vacant for the rest of the year. We could make this area a warm weather destination. We already have the long magic carpet at the tube run. Why don’t we use it for a tube run in the warm weather. A removable runner can be installed that will accommodate the tubes we already have. On the ski hill we can install an alpine slide and/or a zip line. As I said, this is an amenity that already exists. With some updates and additions we can have a four season amenity.

Board of Directors. Since being appointed to the Board I have learned how complex running a community of 3600 homes really is. There are many moving parts that need to be coordinated and the engine that keeps all those parts moving is the budget. Putting the budget together is what interests me the most. Over the last few years your Board of Directors has focused on maintaining and repairing our amenities. With a few odds and ends left to do, the interior of the Lodge has been totally redone. We have replaced old and worn equipment. Provided new equipment to allow our staff to be more efficient and tackle projects without hiring outside contractors. Maintenance of our facilities and amenities must always be the number one priority of our capital budgets. The proper compensation of our staff must always be a priority of our operational budget. However, once we are caught up with the needed major maintenance expenses of our community, we can look forward to expanding and even adding to the amenities enjoyed by our membership. Bringing the budget to a point when we can afford to add to our experiences in The Hideout is my main objective.

Sincerely, Richard (Rick) Yocum ■

2021 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates

1. What experience do you have either in committees or groups within The Hideout or in your professional life? Please explain how you feel these past associations will be helpful in your work as a Board member. Beth and I were part timers in 2013. We enjoyed our time here and decided to start attending Board meetings just to keep ourselves informed on what was going on in the community. If there was a Board meeting, when we were here, I made sure that I would attend. In 2014, we made the Hideout our fulltime home, and continued to attend Board meetings. I soon learned that the Board also held Workshops once a month. After attending a few workshops, I realized that these meetings were sometimes more informative than a regular Board meeting. It was during these meetings that one gets to hear the Board discuss community issues and agenda items for the Board meetings. While attending Board meetings, I realized that many of the changes the Board votes on are recommendations made by the various committees. So, I joined the Parks and Recreation Committee and soon thereafter became a member of the Governing Documents Committee. Also, during that time I joined the Garden Club and became a member of the Woodworking Shop. The best part of getting involved in the community is meeting many of the wonderful people in The Hideout. Being involved has given me the opportunity to talk with many people. Just by having a conversation and listening one learns what some members like about the Hideout and their dislikes. Also, being involved has given me the opportunity to

2. As a Board member, how will you prioritize amenity improvements? Which amenities do you believe need the most investment in the next budget and do you have any specific ideas you can offer to give insight into items that need improvement? Our community is 51 years young, and we have a large number of amenities. We have pools, beaches, tennis and pickleball courts, ballfield, ski hill, recreation and art centers, golf course, etc. Also, a Lodge, Clubhouse and Ski Lodge. The trick, as is asked, is how to prioritize an amenity improvement. First, all our amenities must be evaluated by what is needed for the safety of our members, our staff, and the structural integrity of an amenity itself. Once the safety concerns are addressed then our second priority must be maintaining what we already have in place. This can include everything from replacing old equipment in the fitness center to roof replacements. While safety and maintenance priorities need to be addressed, the result may not always be visible to our members. Once the safety and maintenance

3. What interest you in running for the Board of Directors and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? From the moment we settled into our home here, we knew the Hideout was a special place. If we are sitting outside and Public Safety passes by, we say “this is why we live here”. If we are at a pool, beach, or ski hill we say “this is why we live here”. I can say that phrase over and over at all the many amenities The Hideout offers us as members. Being able to continue to say “this is why we are here” is my reason for running for the

4. What is your long-term vision for the community to create a clean and stable environment while continuing economic growth? The environmental issues facing us over the long-term involve the continued maintenance of our dams, lakes, streams, forests, and green spaces. One the ways to assure this happens is to continue our efforts to deal with ground water and storm water run-off. This will result in less erosion and water damage to our common areas, roads, and private properties. ■


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Running in the 2021 Board of Directors Election FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Committee wishes the Membership to be aware that answers to some of the questions below are opinions voiced by the candidates. We ask that the Community Membership exercise caution and judgment in drawing factual conclusions.

Richard A. Guiffredo My name is Rich Guiffredo and I’m running for The Hideout Board of Directors. I’ve been an owner here in The Hideout for 11 years, and have been living here full time since 2010.

I am a retired NYC Firefighter (20 years), but have had several other careers in Finance and business since then. Although having a full and satisfying career with the FDNY, when comparing it with my additional knowledge and experience in the business world, I believe that it would prove beneficial to

the owners of The Hideout. I have also been a restauranteur. I owned and ran a very popular restaurant in Staten Island from 1986 to 1996. Some of you probably have eaten there. The Elm Park Inn enjoyed an excellent reputation as a top restaurant in Staten Island at the time. In addition, I’ve owned and operated over 30 concession stands outside of Yankee Stadium with several partners from 1980. - 1986. I’m sure I’ve sold you a hot dog or a souvenir along the way!

After my endeavors in the food business, I spent ten years as an auto financier. Later, I was hired by one of the nation’s leading Truck Auction Houses (Taylor & Martin). I was entrusted to purchase entire fleets of trucks to be sold at auction. So as you could imagine, the skills and knowledge that I’ve acquired through the years would not only be applicable to being a Board Member, but in my opinion, prove very beneficial to our wonderful community. I believe that I could be instrumental

in helping to improve the quality of life here in The Hideout, and I would appreciate your support and consideration for this important position. Thanks! Rich Guiffredo ■

2021 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates

Richard A. Guiffredo 1. What experience do you have either in committees or groups within The Hideout or in your professional life? Please explain how you feel these past associations will be helpful in your work as a Board member. 1. My professional life began as a Firefighter for twenty years, I also owned and operated a successful Restaurant in New York, and was responsible for running the Concessions at Yankee Stadium. My training in the above areas include, EMS training, Sensitivity training, and Heavy equipment operations, all which would benefit and be helpful being a Board Member.

Devon E. Delk

HONEST. . . . OPENMINDED. . . . WILLING. . . . qualities you can expect from me as a Board member. My professional and volunteer experiences evidence all three. My move to the Hideout in 2018 followed an online search for a POA community in the Northeast that was within a reasonable commute to family in NJ. I specifically looked for a POA or HOA community rich in amenities and activities, one managed with fiscal responsibility and adequate reserves. The Hideout met all my search criteria. As a matter of fact, a survey recently conducted by the Board demonstrated that The Hideout definitely offers “the best bang for your buck”. Our well-maintained community provides recreation and social opportunities and we have more services for lower fees than any other POA/HOA community within 100+ miles. Serving on Committees gives residents a voice in the management and decision making, assuring that members have a say in the governing of our community. I currently serve on the Public Safety and Governing Documents Committees and enjoy socializing at

2. As a Board member, how will you prioritize amenity improvements? Which amenities do you believe need the most investment in the next budget and do you have any specific ideas you can offer to give insight into items that need improvement? 2. I feel the Amenity that needs prioritizing in our community is The Clubhouse. The Clubhouse needs solid Staffing, consecutive Food Quality, and adequate Service. Our Clubhouse has the potential to be a 5 Star restaurant when the mentioned concerns are addressed. As a resident of the Hideout having a restaurant that you can be proud of is key to keeping the members happy, and not to mention profitable. My second amenity that need attention is the

Recreation Center and considering the growing interest in Pickleball. Investing in Pickleball courts and adding tournaments which seem to be in demand now, not only will this satisfy members, but will also be lucrative.

Mah Jongg, Book Club, Sportsmen’s Association and artistic endeavors at the Art Center.

goal setting and successful outcomes; worked with local real estate agents to foster a positive relationship, resulting in higher occupancy and increased receivables; worked with Board Attorney and City Codes Department to mandate the cleanup of delinquent properties. Although the community I served in Florida was much smaller than The Hideout, the challenges were the same, just on a smaller scale.

Volunteer Experience: My most relevant experiences occurred as a volunteer Board member for a Homeowners’ Association with 435 homes, serving consecutively as Grounds Chair, Secretary, Vice President, President and a second term as Secretary for a combined total of thirteen years. The Board managed all areas of operation including grounds maintenance, security, equipment, facilities, communication, social activities and finance (budget). Under my leadership: established a Community Emergency Response System certifying 20-residents to form a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); succeeded in reducing receivables (dues collections) by thousands of dollars and improved on-time payment of dues; led an in-house community reserve study resulting in fiscal responsibility in capital expenditures; fostered a collegial, solutions oriented team approach to Board operations resulting in realistic

3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? 3. I am running for the Hideout Board of Directors for multiple reasons, one being I am a resident and enjoy the lifestyle here and want to keep The Hideout a place where all residents have a great quality of life. I also want to work with other

Professional Experience: As the Pupil Accounting/Transportation/ Security Supervisor in a school system of just under 10,000 students, projected class-by-class enrollment, ensuring compliance with State mandates for class size and conforming with teachers’ contract requirements. Projections were typically within a 3% margin of error. Scheduled a fleet of 23 school buses and 8 special education vans for the transport of 4,000 students. Managed the government free and reduced lunch program for 1,500+ students. I am experienced and capable of managing logistical problems. As school system liaison with a local police department,

Board members to make decisions more transparent for all who reside here. 4. What is your long-term vision for the community to create a clean and stable environment while continuing economic growth? 4. It is important as a long-term vision of The Hideout that all Amenities available to members are financially successful and keeping cleanliness and safety a priority. Not only residences but I want first time visitors who enter The Hideout to be impressed at the multiple amenities we offer and how organized we operate our community. There are so many great memories to be shared in the present and future concerning the Hideout. ■

facilitated an undercover operation at the local high school which resulted in the apprehension of a drug dealing custodian, without endangering staff or students. I also worked with administration to insure the removal of a teacher who was inappropriate with students (and was later arrested). I am comfortable dealing with sensitive issues and working toward solutions when opinions are divided. The Hideout must continue to select qualified leadership to assure fiscal responsibility, thereby preserving our status as a Gold Star 4-season community where we vacation and/ or live full-time. Maintenance of our infrastructure is paramount and must be skillfully managed on a day-to-day basis insuring that major unexpected repairs/ expenditures are minimized and the need for increased or new assessments

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Running in the 2021 Board of Directors Election FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Committee wishes the Membership to be aware that answers to some of the questions below are opinions voiced by the candidates. We ask that the Community Membership exercise caution and judgment in drawing factual conclusions. Devon E. Delk (continued from page 11) eliminated. Responsible long-range planning will provide a “road map” which, if followed, will assure a successful future for The Hideout. Community involvement through service on Board committees is critical to the success of The Hideout and I will work to increase participation. Communication with the membership via email blasts and The Hideabout newspaper is vital. I will work with management to maximize the effective

use of these tools. We have a state-ofthe-art sports complex, clubhouse and banquet facilities, golf course, marina, beaches and hiking trails. Continuous maintenance and proactive scheduling of activities will encourage full participation and attract members to an active, healthy lifestyle. Our dedicated security staff and local volunteer fire departments stand ready to serve and protect. We must continue to support their equipment

needs and training programs to keep them prepared. Owning a home in The Hideout not only gives us opportunities for recreation and socialization… it must also remain a sound investment. Only by continuing to select qualified leadership will we be able to guarantee members that our investments remain sound. Our staff must be viewed as community assets. Competitive salaries and on-thejob supervision and training will assure

retention and competency. We want our property values to increase and we must maintain our amenities and require adherence to our governing documents to keep The Hideout homes desirable and marketable.

2. As a Board member, how will you prioritize amenity improvements? Which amenities do you believe need the most investment in the next budget and do you have any specific ideas you can offer to give insight into items that need improvement? Amenities, the “fun stuff” of the community, not only provide opportunities for recreation and play, amenities are key to attracting home buyers and renters. Priority should be placed on those amenities which show wear and tear because of their frequent use, age and/or safety concerns and safety must always carry the highest priority. I have noticed that several amenities are not listed on our community website. We have a large and current lending library, a campground with RV storage capability, a state-of-theart golf simulator, playgrounds and sports fields, arcade and miniature golf. We should promote these on our website. If creating a “wish list” for new amenities, I have heard requests for an indoor pool and would like to discuss feasibility. We also have sufficient space for a frisbee golf or par course. As a Director, it will be my job to listen to the managers responsible for our amenities (through the Community Manager), listen to the requests of Membership and be judicious in the management of our annual budget.

3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? An effective and efficient Board works collegially to oversee the operations of the community, giving guidance to and through the Community Manager. My considerable experience on an HOA Board has given me insights on what a Board should, and should not, see as their responsibility. Day-to-day management of our multi-million-dollar association is the job of our Community Manager and staff. As a Director, I shall serve as part of a group which provides oversight, direction and allocates funding to see those directives achieved. From a personal standpoint, I enjoy being part of a team. I like the camaraderie of teamwork. I enjoy doing research and problem solving when facts have been collected. I like working with the public. And I want to be sure that my investment in the community did not end with the purchase of a home, but will continue through direct participation in the maintenance and development of my investment. My primary objective is to listen to membership and ensure that members have a representative voice on the Board via my participation.

4. What is your long-term vision for the community to create a clean and stable environment while continuing economic growth? Our community has grown dramatically over the years and due to the flight from the cities during the preceding twelve months, we find ourselves essentially “sold out” of available homes. There are some unimproved lots remaining, but those too are being sold and developed. This begs the question, “Do we open new areas to property development or do we maintain what we have?” I think we can consider both. Our lack of cell coverage in the North Section of the Hideout is an infrastructure issue that must be addressed. We have undeveloped acreage that could be utilized, adding to our annual income and attracting new members. Members should be encouraged to recommend amenities they would like to see developed/improved upon. We must maintain and develop our amenities so that we continue to provide safe, attractive and entertaining opportunities for all. If properly and judiciously managed, we will continue to be the premier homeowners’ association in the Poconos, a place we are proud to call home. ■

I own my company, Worldwide Construction Equipment. I buy and sell construction equipment all over the world. As a business owner for over 20 years. I am very familiar with budgets, income/ expenses, hiring/firing employees, along with the day-to-day operations of running a multi-million-dollar company. I am very proud of my company that I have built, from a tiny desk in my basement to converting a two-car garage into an office space that is shared with five other independent sales contractors. I pay attention to the details, my word is my word, because without that, you really have nothing to stand on. My strongest assets are that I always do the math to find the most cost-effective way, I take care of problems that arise right away, and I hold my employees accountable. If an employee costs me more money than they

make for my company, clearly, then this job is not for them. If an employee makes a mistake, I will do what I can to help them, but ultimately, they are responsible for their actions. I say what is on my mind. You will always know where I stand.

home, whether primary or secondary, is an investment in itself, and you have also invested in a business. Think about this for a moment. Yes, the Hideout IS a community, but it is also a business. There are budgets, income/expenses, employees and payroll along with day-today operations. As homeowners we need to protect our investment, we need to pay more attention as to how our money is spent. I am looking forward to have an opportunity to show you all my abilities as your board member.

I am looking forward to serving on the Board of Directors and appreciate your support in the upcoming election. Thank you. ■

2021 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates

Devon E. Delk 1. What experience do you have either in committees or groups within The Hideout or in your professional life? Please explain how you feel these past associations will be helpful in your work as a Board member. The call to service has always been part of my life, during my education years, in my employment and especially during my retirement. An unabashed extrovert, I gravitate toward opportunities to join in and get things done. Gifted with leadership skills, I have often held titles of Director, Editor, Supervisor, Chairman, Board Member. Since moving to The Hideout, I have served on the Governing Documents and Public Safety Committees as well as serving as coordinator for the Hideout Book Club. As a member of an HOA community in Florida, I served on the Board for thirteen (13) years as Director for Grounds Maintenance, Security, and in the offices of Secretary, Vice President and President. Each of these memberships and leadership opportunities have taught me the values of listening, fact finding research, negotiation, and cooperative problem solving I am a solutions oriented problem solver and will serve you well.

Robert L. Tressler II My name is Bob Tressler and we purchased our vacation home in the Hideout August, 2011. We had spent the previous 13 years as seasonal campers at Keen Lake in Waymart. Life changes presented us with the opportunity to look for something more permanent, something we could use year-round. We are an active family of skiers, golfers and prefer lakes and mountains over oceans. Oddly enough, as close as we were to Waymart, and as many times as we have been to Hamlin, Hawley, Claws & Paws and Camel Beach, we never heard about the Hideout; even though we knew we had driven by the main entrance quite a few times. With the help of the internet, it was pure chance we came upon this community. After careful consideration, and looking at many other options in this area, we decided the Hideout had the best value for our money.

Although retirement is some 10+ years in the future for me, I have been “trying it on for size” and spending more time in the Hideout, taking advantage of this extra time to use the amenities during different times of the week, not just on the weekends. I like to ride around the Hideout, look at all the homes and their improvements, and how the Hideout looks overall, and what kind of impression we make for potential homebuyers. I always think to myself, we can do better. We can do better with how our money is spent. We can do better with our amenities. Your

Bob Tressler II ■


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Running in the 2021 Board of Directors Election FROM THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE: The Committee wishes the Membership to be aware that answers to some of the questions below are opinions voiced by the candidates. We ask that the Community Membership exercise caution and judgment in drawing factual conclusions. Robert L. Tressler II (continued from page 12)

2021 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates

Robert L. Tressler II 1. What experience do you have either in committees or groups within The Hideout or in your professional life? Please explain how you feel these past associations will be helpful in your work as a Board member. 1. I am currently on the Recreation Committee in the Hideout. I have volunteered for the local Moose lodge in Bristol PA, and have ran many committee’s throughout my life. It’s those experiences that have taught me how to listen, to be more observant and to anticipate what people are expecting from the Moose lodge. Everyone has ideas, and I welcome all input. When an idea is presented, I always ask how can we make this even better and how can this run more efficiently? I have also learned from serving on the Recreation Committee that while it’s impossible to please everyone, there are some options that do work for some, and there is always an alternative to provide other options for members. 2. As a Board member, how will you prioritize amenity improvements? Which amenities do you believe need the most investment in the next budget and do you have any specific ideas

you can offer to give insight into items that need improvement? 2. All amenities would be treated equally and need to be addressed as such. There isn’t one amenity that is more important than any other amenity. Some may need nothing, others may take a full revamp and a complete mind reset as to how we use them in the future if, in fact, they are in the future. The Hideout has recently been through an enormous change with the amount of home sales that increased this year in an astonishing amount of time. I feel some of the amenities have just been left behind over the years. The main lodge was recently remodeled with new flooring, paint etc., and it looks fantastic. But why did it stop there? Again, what can we do to make this even better and run more efficiently? The Tiki bar needs major attention as we are all aware of. I would have to see budgets and profitability to make a proper assessment. My idea would be to add additional decking and rearranging the bar, perhaps making it a different shape, so that when you are sitting at the bar, you have the view of the lake, not the back of the bar. How about dining by the lake on the weekends? I am aware that the club house went through a recent renovation, with The Bistro. It’s a shame the front of the clubhouse wasn’t revamped as well to include more

4. What is your long-term vision for the community to create a clean and stable environment while continuing economic growth? 4. Our forest is loaded with dead timber, and I feel we are not managing this at all. We seem to be more concern with deer culling than the forest. We need to 3. What interests you in running for the talk with our neighbors that surround the Board of Directors and which aspect Hideout. We need to clear our fire breaks of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do and work with our local fire companies based on their recommendations. The you see yourself improving on for the dead timber is only creating tinder box. community? 3. I would like to see the community strive We can chip the dead wood back into the forest. And when we do take down trees, for more harmony. Decisions are being made that punish the masses for the sins we need to replant to ensure a healthy of a few. Employees AND members need forest. Continuing economic growth in the Hideout can be accomplished with to work together and give one another the re-evaluating and re-assessing what we mutual respect they deserve. Each needs each other; and one is not more important already have. Let’s enhance what we than the other. The Hideout needs to already have and exhaust the possibilities turn itself around; and become thePOA place of taking them to the next level. Is the HIDEOUT BOARD OF DIRECTORS you WANT to work. Not the 2021 place that is OFHideout ready for something new? It might SCHEDULE MEETINGS talked about as where NOT to work. We be the right time. We need to research, FRIDAY 2021 profitable, WORKSHOP MEETING 1 PMa microscope, ZOOM can make theJANUARY Hideout 15, a more look at everything with we can change our reputation and we can and ask the question are we prepared SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2021 REGULAR MEETING 9 AM ZOOM take all of our amenities to the next level to take on something new? Maybe an we all deserve. Make us place people Amphitheater dog park ZOOM in the field. FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12,the 2021 WORKSHOP MEETING by the 1 PM are envious of. This all takes time and The changes and possibilities are endless SATURDAY FEBRUARY 2021 9 AM ZOOM an effort from everyone,20,members andREGULARbeMEETING assured that with New comes changes employees, of this community. maybe the time is now FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2021 WORKSHOP MEETING 1 PM ZOOM for the changes to start. ■ outside dining, string lights, umbrellas to make it more appealing. Of course, these are ideas, but the bottom line is the cost. I would have to see budgets and profitability to make a proper assessment, but I do believe this can be done.

SATURDAY

MARCH 20, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

ZOOM

FRIDAY

APRIL 9, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM

APRIL 17, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

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MAY 7, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

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ZOOM

MAY 15, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

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JUNE 18, 2021

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JUNE 26, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

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JULY 16, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

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SATURDAY

JULY 24, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

FRIDAY

AUGUST 13, 2021

BOARD BUDGET REVIEW

9 AM

SATURDAY

AUGUST 21, 2021

MEET THE CANDIDATES

9 AM

FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

COMMUNITY BUDGET REVIEW

9 AM

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2021

BOARD 2022 BUDGET VOTE

9 AM

SATURDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY

Please join us Saturday, August 21, 2021 for

Meet the Candidates! at the Main Lodge and on Zoom at 9:00 a.m.

For Zoom information, please visit the Event Calendar on The Hideout website

FRIDAY SATURDAY

HIDEOUT POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 8, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

SUNDAY

OCTOBER 17, 2021

ANNUAL MEETING

10 AM

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 12, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 20, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

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FRIDAY

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WORKSHOP MEETING

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SATURDAY

DECEMBER 18, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed., Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager Be sure to visit What’s “Hiding Out” in our https://www.nwf. Greetings, A huge thank you to all of those org/CommunityEnvironment this Month? who have submitted turkey sightings in WildlifeHabitat/ the community thus far. The membership is encouraged to continue reporting their turkey sightings up until August 31st to rhill@thehideout.us OR 570-698-4100, x122. Please only provide accurate counts, not guesses, so that we can convey the most accurate information possible to the state on your behalf. Please be sure to include the following information when reaching out: *Your name, the date you saw the turkeys, the lot number closest to where the turkeys were observed, and the total number of: Adult Hens, Adult Males, and Poults (the youth). While there are many distinguishing features between a hen and male turkey, try to observe the color of their head, in which case males are typically bright red, blue, and/or white in color and hens are more of a drab color. Male turkeys also have beards protruding from their chest area, whereas this is an untypical feature for hens. The youth will be very small, and brown in coloration. Try your best to count accurately and not to disturb them. As always, DO NOT FEED our friends of the forest as there is a $1,000.00 citation for the feeding of wildlife throughout the community. The Wildlife & Forestry Committee is still in need for members to enroll their gardens in the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Habitat program. In order for The Hideout to be designated with Community Certification, it takes individual members gardens, like yours, being registered.

Communities/ Community/471 today and learn more about this program and how you can get involved.

The Hideout will be hosting USDA APHIS Wildlife Services and the PA Game Commission on Thursday, August 12th 2021 from 6PM-8PM at the Main Lodge to discuss progress made with the communities Deer Management efforts since 2015. Concrete repair work for one of the concrete arms of the Brooks Lake spillway should be finished or concluding shortly by the time this article gets published, prolonging the serviceable life of the structure. The Growing Greener Grant/Act 13 Grant stormwater project is taking shape with construction activities commencing along Lakeview Drive West just after Ridgeview Road. If any lane closures are necessary, notification will be sent out to the membership via email blast as such. Lastly, the community recently acquired two brand new composters for membership use. Details are forthcoming on where and how to access either composter, and signage will be provided explaining what materials are and are not compostable, and how to use compost in your garden. Thank you to those who were able to attend the July 20th Composting educational event, hosted by Penn State Master Gardener Valerie Bell. ■

The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, Pheucticus ludovicianus

N

umerous songbirds comprise our beautiful community and one that stands out from the crowd is that of the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak. Here are some fun facts you might not have previously known about this common forest inhabitant:

• A variety of factors threaten the success of Rose-Breasted Grosbeak fledglings, ranging from predators like squirrels, blue jays, and common grackles to nest parasitism by cow birds as well as from human impacts stemming from habitat destruction and land development.

• Male Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks feature a distinctive red triangular patch of feathers upon their otherwise white colored chest and belly. Females, however, boast a mixture of brown, tan and cream-colored feathers, helping her blend into wooded surroundings more easily, especially while sitting on the nest.

On July 1st 2021, The PA Game Commission recognized that a large number of deceased songbirds were being found throughout the commonwealth, likely tied to an ocular/neurological disease. Until further information is available, they are recommending that bird feeders not be used and that all bird feeders and bird baths be cleaned with 10% bleach solution. For more information on this event, members should visit www.pgc.pa.gov .

• Their large, conical beak is also tied to their name, “grosbeak”, and helps them easily break down hard seeds and beetles. They also incorporate seeds, fruits, buds, and flowers into their daily diets depending on which are more available at any given time. • The Rose-Breasted Grosbeak overwinters in southern Mexico, the Western Andes, and also parts of Central America and portions of South America.

Info courtesy of: https://www.dept.psu. edu/nkbiology/naturetrail/speciespages/ rosebreasted_grosbeak.html ■ Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

• Courtship for this particular species of bird involves a pair that remain together for the breeding season, often building their nest together. Greenish blue eggs bearing brown markings come soon after, roughly three to five, which will hatch in only thirteen to fourteen days after being laid.

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Check out: @HideoutEnvironmental on Instagram

Image courtesy of: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly Note: Images not to scale


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From The Pro Shop

By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

G

olf leagues:

with no handicaps.

The Tuesday morning and Thursday night men’s golf leagues are about half way into the season.

Subsequent rounds in all other flights will be Match Play with handicap allowances.

The Hideout Women’s Golf Association league plays on Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. This league started in early June and ends around Labor Day.

The four lowest scores from the Medal Play will make up the Championship Flight for Match Play.

Golf Tournaments: The HDA Tournament was held on July 17th. There were approximately 60 golfers who participated. Everyone had a great time and the weather cooperated. A Memorial Tournament was held on July 24th. This was also a fund raiser tournament for the Lake Ariel Fire Department. We had 71 golfers participate. A dinner was held at the Main Lodge following the tournament. Everyone in attendance had a great time. It was a very successful event. Here is a list of the remaining tournaments for 2021. Tournament date Saturday 8/7/21 Time: 8:30 a.m.

Event

1st round-Club Champ

Saturday 8/14/21 1st round Sr. Club Champ Time: 8:30 a.m. Saturday 8/28/21 Time: 9:00 a.m.

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Saturday 9/18/21 Time: TBD

9/11 Help-a-Hero

Saturday 9/25/21 Time: 9:00 a.m.

Fall Classic

Tournament sign ups can be made by contacting the Pro Shop 30 days in advance of the event date. This year’s Club Championship has a different format. The first day of play will be a qualifying Medal Play (stroke play) round. The USGA recommended tiebreaker rule will be used, if necessary, to eliminate players in order to have an even number for flighting purposes. Subsequent rounds in the CHAMPIONSHP Flight will be match play

The remaining participants from the Medal Play will be placed in as many flights of four as needed for the handicapped Match Play. Summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Golf Course & Pro Shop hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekends and holidays 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week - weather permitting

HASG GOLF We take Tee times up to 7 days in advance. Please arrive at least 20 By: John Martino minutes prior to your scheduled Tee time. If you need to cancel please call the Pro The “Rain gods” have not been good Shop so we can fill in the reservation to us. As of this writing we have been time. rained out two of eight weeks but in Remember to fix your ball marks on the those 6 dates which we have played, it greens, replace divots on the fairways, has been great with a lot of fun and we and rake sand traps. Please follow the still have six more weeks to play. cart restrictions posted each day in the All of our new members have told me Pro Shop as well as the signs posted on that “they have had a great time” and the course. Remember no driving of carts really enjoy the new friends they have on the par three holes ever. That’s holes made. Our time at the pub afterward has #3 #6 and #10. led to some great conversations and If you wish to golf after normal friendships which will last throughout the operating hours you must call the Pro years. Shop and advise the staff. Walkers only. The “Closest to the Hole” contest You need to have a golf pass or make prior payment prior to starting your round. and putting contests have turned out to be a lot of fun with just enough No motorized carts after 5:00 p.m. We are planning a Golfers Appreciation competitiveness to make it interesting. As of this writing with half the season Day to be held on Saturday, August played there have been 19 golfers who 21st. Hot dogs and refreshments will be provided for all golfers that day. This year we are attempting to combine Golf Appreciation Day with the final rounds of the Club and Senior Club Championships. Contact the Pro Shop for additional information.

We are now selling beer on the course in addition to the water and Gatorade that is available. ■

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have shared in the “pot” and 3 of which have won twice!! The thing I like about our league is that golfers of all levels can participate and contribute to the game. Many of our new golfers have been part of the pot. Both contests, (Putting and Scores) have new golfers in the top ten and all have a chance to take the lead, since it is based on average scores of the foursomes you play with and it is a different foursome each week. If you are an experienced golfer, a beginner or an intermediate, I suggest you give us a try next year and I will guarantee you two things; one, you will have fun and two, you will make new friends. Meanwhile, let’s have fun this year, pray for sunshine and thank Mike Kline, Donny, and Al Lutzi for the wonderful job they do with our “elite” golf course. It really is a “Gem”. Thanks guys!! ■


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2021 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes - June 26, 2021

Call to Order: 9:05 a.m. Quorum: Yes Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Andrew Miller, President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Jerry Restaino, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Proxy: Lou Delli Santi was excused. It was not discovered until after the meeting that he assigned his proxy to Michael Terranova. Other: Ryan Hill, Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager; Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager; Brooke Craven, Human Resource Manager; Jill Metschulat, Executive Assistant; John Boandl, Recreation Manager; Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager; Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager; Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Manager. Community Manager Larry Frotten was excused due to illness. Pledge of Allegiance

Participants were notified that the meeting is being video and audio recorded. Members were instructed to hold their questions until the appropriate point in the meeting and supply their name and lot number. Members attending by Zoom may use the chat box or raise hand feature to ask questions. All Zoom participants were requested to provide their name and lot number to verify membership and keep attendance records. 1. Approval of Minutes: 21-70 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the June 26, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda as presented with clarifications to motions to be made during proceedings. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 6-0. 21-71 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the May 15, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Marie Krauss, and passed 6-0. 21-72 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the June 18, 2021 Board Workshop Minutes as presented. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 6-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: None 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report and pertaining to the reports) a. Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano Debra Tramantano reported that as of June 23, 2021, there are 93% of the total budgeted lots paid in full. Delinquent dues collected this year are 133% of the budget and this is partly due to the sale of older/ repository lots. As of May 31, Amenity income is favorable to the budget by $137,000; however, amenity expenses

are unfavorable to the budget by $47,000. Transfer fees are at 71% and rental fee income is at $79% of the total year budget as of May 31. The Hideout is in good financial standing. Member Questions: Lot 1388 questioned the number of motions for unbudgeted expenses and from where the funds to offset the purchases is coming. It was noted that the budgeted amount $200,000 for the main gate project is being reallocated as PennDOT has not issued the permits to perform the work this year. The dam repairs will take about $60,000 of those funds. Jerry indicated there was not choice but to replace or repair most of the unbudgeted items to keep the amenities open and running. The transfers and resales receipts over budget are allocated to capital so the excess will cover some expenses. 4. Unfinished Business: None (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) 5. New Business: (Questions or comments with regard to New Business)

21-73 MOTION: RESOLVED TO, approve the exception from bid for the unbudgeted capital expense to replace air conditioning at the Recreation Center for the Library and the Aerobic Center at a cost not to exceed $24,300.00 by Duffy Plumbing & Heating as it is the only bid able to be obtained, this is a preferred vendor, and based on the recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 6-0. 21-74 MOTION: RESOLVED TO, approve the exception from bid for the unbudgeted capital expense to replace the air conditioning system in the prep and restaurant side of Clubhouse for an amount not to exceed $12,200.00 by Duffy Plumbing & Heating as it is the only bid able to be obtained, this is a preferred vendor, and based on the recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 6-0. 21-75 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception from bid of the budgeted amount of $7,400.00 for Duffy Plumbing & Heating to install a new air conditioning system in the offices and kitchen at the maintenance building for an amount not to exceed $9,300.00, which is $1,900 over budget, as this is the lowest of two bids able to be obtained, this is a preferred vendor, and based on the recommendation of management. Duffy Plumbing & Heating $9,300.00 Scotty’s Services, Inc. $11,033.00 Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Marie Krauss, and carried 6-0.

21-76 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception from bid of unbudgeted new capital expense to purchase the mini excavator necessary for facilities and maintenance to complete their assigned work from Five Star Equipment in an amount not to exceed $32,000 as this is the only vendor that had the equipment available in The Hideout’s price range, and based on the recommendation of management. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 6-0. 21-77 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted purchase from new capital of a frozen beverage machine for the Tiki Bar at a cost not to exceed $3,200.00 based on the recommendation of management. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 6-0. 21-78 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception from bid for the budgeted landscaping project at Roamingwood Park and award the project to Scottie Swingle at an amount not to exceed $6,500.00 as the formal bid process wherein 10 requests for proposals were sent out, only one bid was received and that was well outside the budgeted amount, and based on the recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 6-0. 21-79 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase of USPS parcel boxes for the mailbox locations at an amount not to exceed $2,500.00. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Marie Krauss, and carried 6-0. IT WAS LATER DETERMINED THE PARCEL BOXES ARE OPERATIONAL. NO MOTION REQUIRED. 21-80 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception from bid and the unbudgeted expense for a survey along Sections 23 and 24 in the North section along lands owned by The Hideout that run parallel to Wildwood Hunting Club for an amount not to exceed $4,000.00 based upon the limited availability of surveyors at this time and upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 6-0. Ryan clarified that between the homes along Wildwood Lake, there is a strip owned by the Association which need to be delineated to prevent trespassing on Wildwood properties. 6. Committee Recommendations: (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations)

21-81 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint Jim Gauttery to the Disciplinary Committee for a term of three (3) years to expire on December 31, 2024 based upon the Committee’s recommendation. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Michael Terranova, and carried 6-0. 21-82 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the Nominating Committee’s endorsement of Board of Director Candidates Richard Yocum, Richard Guiffredo, Devon Delk and Robert Tressler and appoint the same to the Budget Committee. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Marie Krauss, and carried 6-0. 7. General Comments and Questions Lot 4009 was following up on her previous inquiry to the Board regarding their plans to handle the increase in rentals and air b&b’s in The Hideout and if a cap will be put on the percentage of homes that can be rented. Rick Yocum indicated that this matter is still under review by legal counsel for an opinion. There is no set timeline on a decision. The percentage of homes registered as rental properties is under 10%. The Board advised the member to call Public Safety when issues arise so they may be addressed at that time. The member feels that this does not deter rentals or solve any issues because the are repeated problems. Member acknowledged that the Protective Covenants grants members the right to rent their property. Lot 1981 expressed concerns regarding damage done to her property when a swale and pipe was installed along her property without notification. The yard was replaced with gravel instead of being replanted. Wayne from maintenance did come out to view the property. The member was asked to remain after the meting to discuss the matter with Ryan, Dennis and Andrew and reach a resolution as this is member specific. Lot 2791 is upset that he paid the extra $65.00 for pool passes for his 6 guest badges, but badges are not being checked at the pools and beaches. The Board thanked the member for bringing this to their attention. Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Director, reported that this is due to a lack of employees and staffing which is an issue nationwide. Two new employees were hired this week and this should help the issue. Lifeguards are doing the best to assist with badge checking, but safety is their main duty. Lot 187 asked for an update on the main gate project. It was noted that this is on hold pending PennDOT’s approval of plans and will be re-budgeted next year. Michael Terranova reported highway occupancy permits were not obtained for any of the gates when installed and now everything must be brought to code before (continued on page 23)


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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - June 26, 2021 (continued from page 22) the front gate highway occupancy permit will be issued. A turning lane is required on 590 which was negotiated from the initial requirement of a traffic light.

Lot 1342 questioned if pools are allowed. He noticed kiddie pools that are 3-4 feet deep. Also questioned if there is Section 8 housing in The Hideout. Pools are not allowed in The Hideout. The ECC submitted a recommendation to the Board with specifications for kiddie pools, but the Board did not approve the recommendation. The member also asked who enforces the rules and regulations because there are lots strewn with junk. Ryan responded that it is a joint effort between Public Safety and Environmental, but they cannot catch all violations and asked that members notify them if they are aware of a situation. There are certain processes and timeframes in the citation process and The Hideout will work with members to an extent to resolve the situation rather than simply issue fines.

Andrew Miller indicated that under the Fair Housing Act, The Hideout cannot discriminate against Section 8 housing. The Hideout has no knowledge if there are Section 8 renters or not and has no authority to demand the information from the County.

Lot 4009 questioned the decision to raise dues when The Hideout was shutdown or had limited amenities due to COVID and staff issues. Debra Tramantano indicated that expenses increased especially with COVID requirements and staff was retained through the shutdown which minimized the need to replace qualified staff. Staff needs changed especially with the increase in resales, rentals and permits which increased wages. The Board attempts to keep the dues to a minimum year after year. The last three years the increase was under 3%. This is in line with operational and utility expense increases. Richard Yocum indicated that 63% of the budget comes from dues

and 37% from amenities which created a deficit with reduced amenity income through COVID.

Lot 1145 inquired about the PPP loan received and forgiven. Debra Tramantano indicated that those funds were required to be used 100% for salaries and employee benefits and was in last year’s budget so there was not a need to lay-off or furlough employees which would have created an even greater employee shortage. The PPP loan was approximately $800,000 and the amenity income loss was $500,000. Marie Krauss also indicated that these amounts were included in the 2020 audit and there is a year lag where excess funds from one year are not available until two years later so any overages in the 2020 year-end accounting audit will not show until 2022. 8. Board moves to recess to Executive Session: 10:37 a.m. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded

by Michael Terranova, and passed 6-0. 9. Board adjourns Executive Session: 11:40 a.m. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0, NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at POA & via Zoom NEXT BOARD MEETING: Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., Main Lodge & Zoom Watch the website Events Calendar on the Members’ Portal for meeting information. Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Wildlife and Forestry Committee Meeting Minutes - July 8, 2021 Present: Laura Rusnak, Paul Spiese, Ryan Hill Absent: N/A Excused: Cathy Long, Fred Sakacs (met with management later that day and went over agenda) Guests: Joe Piotrowski Start Time: 11:00AM Pledge of Allegiance Motion to Approve the June 10th Minutes: Made by Laura, seconded by Fred End Time: 11:54AM Motion to Adjourn: Made by Laura, seconded by Fred

Game Commission and will be advertised in the August edition Hideabout. Talked about how deer culling occurs globally to address over populations of deer, not just here in Pennsylvania.

Old Business: Committee discussed:

*All Spotted Lanternfly signs have been switched over from the egg mass images to now be the winged adult. Discussed a few false SLF siting events reported by members that had been investigated. Committee agreed that sharing a SLF Circle Trap video via Penn State Master Gardeners and/or hosting a circle trap building workshop is worth continuing to look into.

*Updates from C Alley Cats and that they have trapped/processed 17 kittens and 45 adult cats so far in 2021, and the success of a recent raffle basket event to raise awareness and get new members signed up for the program. *That the DMAP coupons have been distributed and discussed some of the new regulations in effect for the 2021-2022 deer hunting season established by the PA Game Commission for WMU 3D. The annual Deer Management Open Forum meeting will be held on August 12th 2021, Main Lodge, 6PM-8PM with USDA and

*That Biobase Pest Solutions, LLC will return in November 2021 to assess forest defoliator populations. *That the Roamingwood Park Landscaping project is complete and staff will continue monitoring the plants that were installed and possibly replace. Some funding remains if additional plants are needed. Acknowledged volunteer efforts.

*No new updates on geese management. *No new updates regarding birth control for deer management, and that the committee has always kept this as a point of discussion as a potential non-lethal way of addressing deer.

*Sickly looking fox kits were observed at golf course. Management coordinated with PA Game Commission and Palmyra Wildlife to address.

harvester’s area. Signs still made up, and a composting educational event is set to occur July 20th 2021 at 6PM at Main Lodge.

*That two of the six wood duck nesting boxes are on que to be relocated to new areas before Winter 2021.

*Annual turkey sighting survey project is now underway and will be in effect July 1 – August 31. Observations are coming in from the membership.

*Nature Trail progress and updates were discussed. Some remaining tasks include trail marker installation, decal install, sign/ boot brush installation, and educational signage with QR codes. Reviewed work order status of a few trail maintenance items. *That the Native Vegetation Zone is being left as is for now. Additional wooden posts will be installed to resecure/upright some of the existing beams. New Business: Committee discussed:

*That the Committee Secretary position is still vacant. *That on July 1st, a Neurological/Ocular disease impacting songbirds in PA was announced by PA Game Commission. Environmental Instagram page reposted the information on 7/3 and the community Facebook page had an announcement go out on 7/8 as well. Will continue monitoring.

*Ongoing progress with the National Wildlife Federation and certified gardens in the community.

*A pickerelweed transplant will occur from either Brooks or Deerfield Lake up to the golf course to see how the plant takes/ establishes.

*Placing one of the composters now at the recycling/compacter area as opposed down near the main mailbox so that the membership can be more informed of this opportunity and that a staff member will be there to monitor it. Other composter will remain outside of the hideout

Next Wildlife & Forestry Committee meeting will occur on Thursday, August 12th, 11AM in person at the POA and also via Zoom. ■

*Committee received a new committee membership application. Will review at the next meeting.

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - July 12, 2021 Called to order at 11:45 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Lyle Britton, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager, Lou Delli Santi On Zoom: Judy Britton Minutes of last meeting approved Old Business 1. There still isn’t a handicap access sign at the Main Lodge. We will contact the Community Manager to see what plans are in place to address this issue.

2. The question was raised as to why the gate to the bathrooms from the Main Pool is always locked. Again, we will contact the CM for info. 3. Staffing is still a major problem in our food service areas and adjustments to hours have been made accordingly as some of our amenities. Items of Discussion: 1. The Hideabout Extra is well received by the membership and the full-page ad on the back is a good source of revenue.

2. The Hideabout looks good and always positive feedback from the members. We would like to see more ads but restaurants are still not advertising because of staffing issues.

3. It was discussed that any committee member that receives suggestions or problems from members, email the committee chairperson to put it on the next meeting’s agenda. All suggestions will be emailed to the appropriate committee for their perusal.

4. The overall feel of the membership is that they are looking forward to more events and activities when staffing is no longer a problem. The Community Relations Manager has reported that there is a great deal of hits on our Web site, especially The Hideabout Newspaper. Meeting adjourned at 1:15pm Next meeting Monday August 9, 2021 at the POA. ■


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Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - May 28, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance Present: Michael Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tina Fairfax, Excused: N/A Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 5/14/2021: Approved as written Permits issued 5/14/21 – 5/26/21 were distributed for Committee review. PROJECTS: 130 NEW HOME SKRABAL Awaiting Tree Marking and Home Location Staking Cornerstone Building Solutions Dennis introduced new Permitting Officer, Tim Kresge, to the Committee. Tim comes to us with 21 years of permitting and Code Enforcement experience. He will be heading up the Permitting Office. The committee welcomed Tim. REVIEW/DISCUSSION LOT VIOLATIONS/CITATIONS: Dennis explained that when citations go out photos of the violation are generally attached. A question arose about when citations will begin being issued for overgrown vegetation and how far from the street the owner is responsible for. Dennis explained that an email blast has been sent out regarding this and enforcement will begin soon. The owner is responsible for all vegetation on his/her property to the street. There was a short discussion of chronic offenders. Paul and Dennis explained the process in place for handling these situations. STORMWATER UPDATE: The Grandview/Lakeview Drive project will begin after the holiday. A mini excavator has been approved to help facilitate this project. The water problem at Avoy Rd. and North Gate has been corrected. Stone has been placed at Get-Away Park to help with the standing water. The pump station at the Ski Hill needs attention. Dennis explained that a G4 and G5 permit with the Wayne Conservation District is necessary to complete this project. This is an 85-page application with a 100-day consideration period.

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Dennis has met with the Ski Hill staff and contacted Peters Consultants to begin to formulating an engineering plan. SPOTTED LANTERFLY: Dennis has obtained a permit for the Hideout and held an educational meeting with Maintenance staff. Maintenance vehicles have been supplied with inspection forms. ROAD REPAIRS: We have received a couple of quotes for maintenance/repair of Hideout roads. The quotes are currently being considered by the Board. Pocono Spray Patch will be coming in to spray the roads in the Campgrounds to help with dust suppression. This needs to be done annually. Dennis has a plan to revitalize the entire Campground area. There was a short discussion of this.

KIDDIE POOL CMR REVISIT: The committee voted to have current rules stand and rescind the CMR. LOT 1535 BEACH/SHORELINE UPDATE: Dennis gave a brief overview of the issue and advised that remediation has been taken care of and the Stop Work Order has been rescinded. NEW BUSINESS LOTS 2915/1916 Swale: Dennis explained that this is a dual lot. Between them is a Hideout installed swale which was created by a crossover. The member expressed concern over who is responsible for maintenance of the swale. The committee discussed and approved unanimously that the Maintenance will assume the responsibility for maintaining the swale. LOT 1147 FENCE: This lot is next to the overflow parking lot at the Main Lodge. Dennis explained that there was a longstanding agreement between the owner and the POA that he could have a fence between his property and the parking lot. The fence was removed last year by the Hideout. The committee approved to have a new split rail fence and shrubs put up. OSC: The steps and gravel walkway by the OSC needs attention. Dennis will have Maintenance address. Meeting ended at: 10:05 am Next Meeting: Friday, 6/11/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Minutes - June 8, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance: The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting. Sickness and Distress: Bob Fezza needs to go to the hospital in New York for some additional tests. Al Aurechio has suffered a knee injury. Correspondence: Andy Vuolo is doing fine. We will send Andy a birthday card. Prior Meeting Minutes: Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 5/11/21. 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. Shop Needs / Old Business: The Rec department has updated the woodworker membership list. The list is posted in the kitchen area. We have 44 members currently. There are still a number of people who have not yet returned from Florida who have been members in the past. John Gaspari will handle the arrangements for a Rail Riders game in July. John Gaspari will look into having our annual picnic in August. The preference is to have the picnic here in the Hideout. The Rebhune golf classic will be held in September. The exact date will be determined based on the timing of the aeration of the Hideout golf course. The anniversary for the Hideout will be held next year. Larry Frotten will check with his people about the inventory listing of all of the equipment in the woodshop. If they don’t have that listing, Larry Frotten will come back to us for our copy of the inventory list. Charlie David stated that the planer is still

not working properly. It appears that there is a handle missing on the left side of the planer. Larry Frotten noted that the Hideout has hired a person who is an excellent mechanic. He will have this person look at the planer. The blade on the table saw needs to be replaced. Wednesday golf is going well. The annual craft fair is cancelled for this year. New Business: Nothing new at this time. Miscellaneous: The lodge is open for functions. There are staffing problems however. Ken Wenz is holding a training session on Saturday, June 12, 2021 for new members. There are 9 people scheduled. John Gaspari asked Ken Wenz to follow up with the new members to insure that they sign the waiver. Larry Frotten addressed the issues that were noted earlier in the meeting. a. Siding for the building – This item is in the budget for this year. The job will be put out to bid. b. Replacing the doors on the shop. – Project will be addressed as part of the siding for the shop. c. Awning – This will be addressed as part of the siding project. d. Painting the walls and the shop floor – This will be handled as a winter project. However, this depends on how much snow we get since the maintenance staff will handle snow plowing and removal as a higher priority project. e. Some machines are 15 years or older – The priority of replacing these machines will be based on the inventory listing. The woodworker club members will determine what’s needed first based on this listing. f. Continued misuses of the machines – Users who enter the shop are recorded. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:48 pm. ■


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Pledge of Allegiance

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Liaison. Larry Frotten-Community Manager. Dennis Polhamus- Facilites Manager. Craig Rafaniello-Project Manager. Desiree Detres- Facilities Administrative Clerk

ROAD REPAIR/CRACK SEALING

Excused: Michelle Popadynec Minutes from meeting on May 12th, 2021, for approval. Any changes, questions or comments: The minutes were approved without any changes.

Received a few contractors’ recommendations on what can be done with the roads. Tar and Chipping was taken off the table it will not work for us. We’ve met with Total Asphalt and what they proposed will not fit with what we want and the price isn’t right. We will hold off on that for now. Our roads are in good shape. We will train our staff to use the tar kettle and work on crack sealing. LINE PAINTING

DISCUSSION SKI HILL Dennis informed the committee that they are holding off on renovations. We will be working with Peters Consultants to redo pumphouse. It is a safety issue for our staff. We are hoping to start work in November. We are still converting the skating rink into rental shop. Magic carpet is now working. Once we have our final inspection, they will be good to go for the winter. We have a new shed for the tube run. Pole barn is now being utilized. All machinery will now be stored at all times. A new mower was purchased for the Ski Hill. They will be maintaining the property. Ski Hill is now a four seasons amenity. We will have concerts on the hill and disc golf. MAPLEWOOD SWALE It has been completed. We received plans from Peters Consultants, just waiting on some final plans from Halbert. A few final details to work out because of how the swale winds in between two properties.

We received one quote from one contractor. We are supposed to meet with three more contractors. STORMWATER UPDATE Grandview was started. We have completed a lot of storm water work. We are also going to start working on the project for the new Baffle box on Ridgeview in August. That was a grant and Ryan Hill and I are also working on grants for Storm Water. MAINTENANCE GATE The gate has been installed. Next to go in is the electrical. SIDING We only heard back from one contractor. We are waiting on a quote. After 14 days we will send out more RFPS. GRATE Grate at the Main mailboxes has been fixed.

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Rhyming poems is what I do. Sonnets being my favorite way to express myself and exercise my brain. I have taken the true Shakespearian sonnet to heart. Following Shakespeare’s example, I rhyme every other line for the first twelve lines and finish with a rhyming couplet of two lines at the end. Each line must contain exactly ten syllables which then creates the perfect pentameter, the heartbeat of the sonnet. This precise flow of lines that so few today attempt gives the sonnet a false name. I have often imagined what old William would say of today’s sonnet writers. “The true poet when writing his thoughts in a sonnet, shall follow the sequence down to the letter. There is nothing I know of that can be considered any better. If a poet, they must without question rhyme each of the corresponding twelve lines broken into three four-line groupings and finish with a rhyming couplet of two lines at the end. Anything else the poet may do I would disown and not call a friend.” So, my dear readers who trust with good cause. Pause when a sonnet crosses your eyes. Be as I, chosen in Shakespeare’s name as a spy. Feel how the flow and the rhyme fit the page, and if not, I grant you in Shakespeare’s name, a most unpleasant reason for rage. ■


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Chair: Iggy Rivera Members: Kent Fairfield, Steve Flapan, Karen Greenfeld, Jim McLoone, Arnie Milidantri, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman Staff: Ryan Hill Board: Andrew Miller Excused: Lori Muscaro

Call to Order at: 9:00 am

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The meeting was called to order at 9:00 inperson and on Zoom followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by K. Greenfeld, a second by S. Flapan and approval by all. OLD BUSINESS: Outlet Structure: The side weir gate repair was completed the week of May 25-17 and has been restored to full functionality. The carp barrier has had all shackles replaced with stainless steel units , and all have been “moused.” The carp netting has been repaired, and anchors will be upgraded to heavier, pyramid style units. The whole unit will be moved 10-15’ away from the outlet structure to reduce induction possibilities. This should be completed this coming week. The inflatable/underwater grout repair is still on que to occur this season but culvert inspection will occur before that happens. The interior, lower level outlet gate that was observed to have slide gate damage will continue to be assessed but it is not a priority, and the repair will be held off until next year or so. Fisheries Surveys/Fish Stocking 2021: A survey will not be done again until 2025. In Roamingwood 500 6-8” walleye will be stocked in the fall. 48 broodstock largemouth 16” were stocked on June 13th at Deerfield. At Brooks 45 broodstock largemouth 16” were stocked on June 13th. J. Silverman asked about stocking more sterile grass carp and was told by R. Hill that there will be a survey of underwater vegetation in 2022 and then will have data for stocking authorization. Act 13 + Growing Greener Grant Project Status: Kohrs Excavating has been awarded the project and will coordinate with Old Castle Manufacturing on when the NSBB (Nutrient Separating Baffle Box) will be installed so that they can send 2 staffers from Florida to oversee the installation of internal components so as not to void the warranty. These activities should commence in late July or early August. BioChar: On June 12th 2 socks and float were installed at North Beach, 2 near Getaway Park, 1 near Holiday Park. On June 18th 2 were installed at Brooks, and 2 will get installed near the inlet creek at Deerfield, 2 at Entrance Pond, 1 at golf course and 1 at Holiday. In the fall they will be sent to a lab to check phosphate levels. Stormwater Enhancements Around Lakes: Facilities has begun their large swale project from Grandview down through Lakeview Drive East and Roamingwood Road. Entrance Pond: The boat ramp has been tabled due to other priority projects. Brooks Spillway Rehabilitation Project: The pre-construction meeting with PA DEP, Wayne Conservation, Engineer, Contractor and Hideout will take place on July 1st. Work is projected to occur between July 7th and July 21st. Wood Duck Nesting Boxes: Four have

shown activity; none at Windemere or below Roamingwood. Microbac Laboratories: Sampling for E.Coli and Total Coliform has commenced once a week at the beaches and marina. All the samples looked good. Truxor Work: The work is currently scheduled for the third week of June for Deerfield, and while on site, will try to use their clam bucket attachment to remove some of the problematic tubers in the very northeastern corner of the lake. Additional ideas for remedies are being investigated. Dam Inspections/ESPs/Periodic Inspections: R. Hill is still awaiting confirmation from Dam Safety that the updated EAPs for Deerfield and Brooks are acceptable. Hard copies of 3 inspection reports from Dr. Givler have been received. Nothing major noted. Floating Wetland Islands: The four new FWIs should be getting installed in Brooks. The existing two will stay in place the first year. PALMS application has been submitted to fund the four new ones to be installed in Deerfield in 2022. NEW BUSINESS/OPEN DISCUSSION: Monitoring Daily Low Flow Release: Dr. Givler or DSI is still continuing to assess the most cost-efficient way to monitor and track daily low flow release for Roamingwood’s discharge. Life Preserver Rings: They have been installed at locations at each waterbody and will be routinely inspected by Public safety to ensure they are accessible. Jet Ski Tipping Over: No one was injured on June 4th when a jet ski tipped over near the Lodge but there was a minor fuel leak which was determined by the fire company to be too minimal to be a problem. Tabletop Exercise Planning: Chris DiPierro with the Lake Ariel Fire Company volunteered his team to lend assistance in role playing mock emergency scenarios, perhaps in the fall. Lakes Committee Mission Charter: It has been uploaded to the Lakes Committee Meeting Minutes Link under the BOD tab within the Members Log-in Portal. Phoslock Treatment: This 1st treatment occurred on June 9th at Deerfield and Brooks. Water Quality Sampling Data: R. Hill reported on the data from the May 13th sampling event by Princeton Hydro. Roamingwood Lakes Recreation Events: July 3rd – Boat Regatta and July 24th – Bass Fishing Derby. Sickly Looking Largemouth Bass: A photo was submitted of one at Deerfield. It was reviewed by PH who confirmed it has a fungal infection and would not survive. S. Flapan stated that there were red dots on several bass which he had caught. Any other sightings should be documented and reported to management. The next meeting will be on July 31st at the POA with a Zoom option. The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 with a motion by K. Greenfeld, a second by A. Milidantri and approval by all. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■

Environmental Control Committee Minutes - June 11, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Ron Phelps, Larry Lieberher, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tim Kresge – Permitting Officer, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Larry Frotten – Community Manager (Guest), Ryan Hill – Assist. CM (Guest) Excused: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Tina Fairfax – Admin. Assist. Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 5/28/2021: Approved as written Permits issued 5/28/21 – 6/10/21: There have been 654 permits issued to date. Streamlining process has helped. No permit is issued without all of the proper documentation and a final review by Dennis.

been some vandalism at the parks. Public Safety will monitor. There is a large increase in resales again this year. Lots that have need attention for some time are being address and things are looking better. STORMWATER: Larry Frotten complimented the great job the Maintenance Dept. is doing on stormwater projects. Paul Spiese commended the Dept. for the repair of the front wall. Lakeview/Grandview project has begun. One lot refused to sign waiver so that lot will not be done. There are 15 additional projects slated to be completed this year. A Grant Project on Ridgeview Drive is slated to begin in August. After this is done, we will complete all the way up Ridgeview. The committee discussed these projects.

PROJECTS (Dennis)

ROAD REPAIRS: Waiting on additional info on green materials. Had a meeting 66 Parkwood Dr Driveway Traks Issued - 21-601 Black Rock & Son with Total Asphalt last week. They will prepare a presentation of a project they are 4175 North Fairway currently working on to show the Board. Shed Coribello Issued - 21-616 There was a discussion of shoulders, Lamberton culverts and swales. 4284 Chestnut Hill Rd Addition LOT 2401: There will be a conference call Wilson Issued - 21-612 Pocono Contruct. in July to discuss this issue. 796 Deerfield Deck NEW BUSINESS Stromburg Issued - 21-613 Owner SKI HILL PUMP HOUSE: This is going 2549 Oak Circle Shed to be a big project. Peter’s Consultants Morris Issued - 21-619 Owner is working on a plan. Larry F. gave an explanation of the project and a discussion 2018 Roamingwood Driveway ensued. Trotta Issued - 21-629 Vonderhey LOT WITH WAGON WHEEL/CHAIN 1194 Lakeview Dr Deck IMBEDDED IN TREE (Ryan): Would like Frotten Issued - 21-642 Top Quality to save the tree if possible. Committee 1535 Lakeview Dr Deck approved leaving condition as is unless it Mercado Issued - 21-643 Top Quality becomes hazardous in the future. Ryan will send a letter. 8 Lakeview Dr Driveway Polhamus Issued - 21-648 Wilmot BALD EAGLE NEST (Ryan): Permits 447 Lakewood Dr Driveway Rodriguez Issued - 21-649 Brothers

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SPOTTED LANTERN FLY (Ryan): Keeping up the educational component done is working.

REVIEW/DISCUSSION LOT VIOLATIONS/CITATIONS: Tim has been getting out more. There is quite a bit of overgrown vegetation as well as some unregistered vehicles. We are teaming up with Public Safety. They forward photos of issues they see so we can address and issue citations when necessary. There has

TREES (Paul): There was a short discussion of who is responsible for trees in certain areas. Meeting ended at: 9:50 AM Next Meeting: Friday, 6/25/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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The Hideout Community would like to thank The Hideout Garden Club Members who take care of the flowers at the Front Gate Arboretum. They put in a lot of hard work and it shows! It looks beautiful! Thank you for all that you do!

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August Recreation Activities Sun

Aug 1

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

Mon Aug 2-6 Soccer Camp 8/2-8/6 6pm-8pm at RSC ages 7-11 call Recreation for details Mon Aug 2

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

Tues

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

Aug 3

Mon

Aug 16-20 Kids Camp Week #6 8/16-8/20 9am-1pm ages 5-8 camp full

Mon Aug 16 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues

Aug 17 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

Tues

Aug 3

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm Lodge Courts (Weekly Tues. & Fri)

Wed Aug 18 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Wed

Aug 4

Summer Family Bingo 7:00pm at RSC

Wed

Wed Aug 4

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

Fri Aug 20 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Wed

Aug 4

Quilters Room 1pm

Thurs

Aug 5

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Fri Aug 20 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly)

Fri Aug 6 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri Aug 6 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat

Aug 7

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

Sat Aug 7 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sun

Aug 8 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts

Mon

Aug 9-13 Kids Camp Week #5 8/9-8/13 9am-1pm ages 5-8 camp full

Mon Aug 9-13 NMAC Kids Art Camp 8/9-8/13 2-4pm ages 7-11 $60/ child must attend all 5 days Mon Aug 9 Tues

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

Aug 10 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

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

Aug 11 Quilters Room 1pm

Fri Aug 13 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri Aug 13 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat Aug 14 NMAC Kids Art Show and Ice Cream Social 5-7pm reservations required Sat

Aug 14 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat Aug 14 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sun

Aug 15 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts

Aug 18 Quilters Room 1pm

Sat

Aug 21 Cornhole Tournament at the Ski Hill 2-4pm, teams of 2, $10/ team

Sat

Aug 21 Concert on the Hill (Kartune) 6-10pm at the Skill Hill

Sat

Aug 21 NMAC Hideout Resident Art Show Reception 3-5pm

Sat

Aug 21 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat Aug 21 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sun

Aug 22 NMAC Hideout Resident Art Show 11am-5pm

Sun

Aug 22 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts

Mon

Aug 23-27 Beginners Baseball Camp 8/23-2/27 at POA softball field ages 7-11

Mon Aug 23 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues

Aug 24 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

Wed

Aug 25 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Wed

Aug 25 Quilters Room 1pm

Fri Aug 27 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri Aug 27 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat

Aug 28 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat Aug 28 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sun Aug 29 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts (Weekly) Last day summer schedule Mon Aug 30 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues

Aug 31 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)


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September Recreation Activities Wed

Sept 1

Wed

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

Sept 1 Quilters Room 1pm

Tues Sept 14

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

Wed

Sept 15

Quilters Room 1pm

Wed

Sept 15

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

Thurs Sept 2

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

(Weekly)

Fri

Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free

Wed

Sept 3

(Weekly) Fri

Sept 3

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly) Boat Regatta 2pm at Marina

Sept 15 Bocce League 2pm-4pm at OSC (Weekly)

Thurs Sept 16 Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Fri

Sept 17

Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free

(Weekly)

Sat

Sept 4

Sun

Sept 5 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts

(Weekly)

Mon

Sept 6

Labor Day Federal Holiday

Sat

Sept 18 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Mon

Sept 6

Pools and Beaches Close for Season at 7:00 p.m

Sun

Sept 19 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts (Weekly)

Mon

Sept 6

Sept 20 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts

Sat

Sept 18 Pickleball Lessons Beginners 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free

Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at RSC Indoor Courts

Mon

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Tues Sept 7

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip – Leaves Art Center 10am,

Tues

departs Mohegan 4:30pm

Tues Sept 7

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.).

Wed

Wed

Sept 8

Quilters Room 1pm

Wed

Sept 8

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

(Monday through Friday)

Sept 21 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) $5/person

Sept 22 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person

(Weekly) Wed

Sept 23 Quilters Room 1pm

(Weekly)

Thurs

Sept 24 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Wed

Fri

Sept 25 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free

Sept 8

Bocce League 2pm-4pm at OSC (Weekly)

Thurs Sept 9

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Fri

Sept 10

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm Lodge Courts (Weekly Tues. & Fri)

Fri

Sept 10

Pickleball Lessons Advance 12-1pm, Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat

Sept 11

Pickleball Lessons Beginners 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free

(Weekly) Sat

Sept 11

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

Sun

Sept 12

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts (Weekly)

Mon

Sept 13

Mini Golf Open 11-7pm (Weekly)

Mon

Sept 13 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday)

(Weekly) Fri

Sept 25 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly) Sat

Sept 26 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat

Sept 27 Beginner Pickleball Lesson 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free

(Weekly) Sun

Sept 28 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Courts (Weekly)

Mon

Sept 29 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts

Tues

Last day summer schedule (Monday through Friday)

Sept 30 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)


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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

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.

AUGUST 2021 • 37 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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Happy Birthday Aaron! August 13th from the POA and your wife Suzann Tedrow

PROPERTY LINE INFORMATION 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

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. ■


THE NEWSPAPER Page HIDEABOUT XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., AUGUST 2021 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: http://www.roamingwood.com/

2021 Proposed Meeting Schedule

Dates subject to approval & changes. All meetings are held at the RS&W Office at 10am (unless otherwise indicated)

Aug 25 Sept 22

Oct 9 (9am) Nov 24 Dec 22

We need your help! Some of our residents may be familiar with our current SwiftReach method of advising our customers of large water events like annual system flushing or a temporary outage. This is not an efficient method & is outdated. RS&W has been actively working on a better, more effective way to reach you! But we need you to help us. We have been requesting email addresses and cell phone numbers for some time now.

So we have made it super easy for you to help us reach our goal! The link below is located on the homepage of our website. http://www.roamingwood.com/ We are asking you to please visit our website and fill out the information in the link questionnaire. It will be only minutes of your time, that will provide us with the information we need to reach out to the community more effectively! You may also call our office at (570)698-6162 and speak to our Customer Service Representatives. Monday—Friday 8:30AM—4:30PM

Thank you!

RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All non-emergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours.

Date

2021 Holiday Schedule

September

Monday, September 6— Labor Day

November

Thursday, November 25— Thanksgiving

November

Friday, November 26— Day After Thanksgiving

December

Friday, December 24— Christmas Day (Observed)

December

Friday, December 31— New Year’s Day (Observed)

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Yet, we are still at less than a 50% response for emails. Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM—3:30 PM Rates for Service Scheduled Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $50.00, minimum Water On/Off - $20.00 Unscheduled After Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $75.00, minimum Water On/Off - $75.00 Other Rates: Sat., 10:00 PM to Mon., 7:30 AM Service Call - $85.00, premium Water On/Off - $85.00 On Holidays, Premium Rates Apply

The Annual Water Quality Report can be found online by

visiting:

www.roamingwood.com/waterreport


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To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 920, please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us

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AS A NEW BOATING SEASON BEGINS --

WE WANTED TO EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO ALL OF OUR LOYAL BOATING FRIENDS IN THE HIDEOUT. The challenges of the past several months took a willingness to be patient, flexible and understanding! Each of you played a vital part in allowing for us to deliver services safely and without incident. Daily routines were made more time consuming with extreme precautions required at almost every function of the process. Many things have changed for all of us and will take some time to resume some sense of normality. One thing has not changed is our commitment to deliver the highest level of Marine Services in the area. We again, thank you and wish you a healthy and safe boating season.


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Individual premiums will vary by customer. All applicants subject to State Farm underwriting requirements.

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To advertise on these pages please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707

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A Message from the Communication Committee to Members of The Hideout

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he Communication Committee of The Hideout has a mission to enhance dialog between POA members and various departments within The Hideout.

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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.

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: Lyle Britton - lylebr977@gmail.com Terri Letteratis - theresaletteratis@gmail.com Eileen Simon - efsimon64@gmail.com Judith Townsend Britton - jt179854@gmail.com We’re listening! Thank you! ■

Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - June 1, 2021 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on June 1st, 2021. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were present. The meeting was called to order at 7PM and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on May 4th, 2021, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for May 2021, carried 3-0.

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$ 207,215.54

Pocono Spray Patching

$ 218,384.18

Midland Asphalt Materials $ 195,330.60 After review F. Birmelin moved to award approve low bidder Midland Asphalt, carried 3-0. 2) The Paving Bid for the Lake Ariel Fire House front area parking entrance: Bids received as follows: Hanson Aggregates

$36,950.80

Public Comment: None

Wayco Inc

$29,075.30

Subdivisions: None

F. Birmelin moved to approve low bidder Wayco Inc., carried 3-0.

Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its May Activity Report. They responded to 35 incidents, held 3 trainings, and 2 meetings. They received 3 new members and held a pancake breakfast fundraiser. The President of the Lake Ariel Fire Company wrote in request of financial assistance for some excavating work being performed at the Fire hall to help alleviate water entering the back of the building. Total cost was $3850.00 of which the Fire Co had already paid $1950.00. T. Jaggars moved to approve paying the balance of this invoice, carried 3-0. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided its May 2021 Activity report showing 30 alarmed responses 27 of them medical calls; they held 4 trainings and work nights. Maplewood Fire Co. noted their Annual Chicken Barbeque will be held July 17th, 2021 starting at noon. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of May ditch work on roads was done. An Excavator was rented for grading and stump and tree work on the Wallace Road. Yard work at both Township fields was handled. Some sign work was done. They have applied for the NPDES

3) Garage ceiling project was reviewed and it was noted that the quote received from a local Builder Knecht’s Contracting was below bid requirements therefore, the Township will hire the work out. New Business: 1) Fireworks contribution was reviewed and noted documentation of accounting was provided to the Township Supervisors for review and a motion to donate $1,000.00 for this year’s display was made by F. Birmelin and carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Question to the Board as to previous donations and noted the Township last donated in 2019. Lynn Scarmuzza of the Community Library was in attendance to advise the Supervisors of the work and availability of space for Community and Wayne Tomorrow hub. 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 - June 8, 2021 The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on June 8th, 2021. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM with Merel Swingle and Vincent Rivezzi present absent was Robert Wittenbrader. The minutes of the May 11th, 2021 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Planning Commission minutes were then read.

Township. Motion to approve purchase made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor.

Sub-division: The Geyer lot consolidation was reviewed and with no detrimental comments as motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with both in favor.

Park Updates: Claire Madden noted the park looked good and was ready for the Family Fun Day.

The Four Star Country Corners subdivision was reviewed and a motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with both in favor. New Business: Additional Road paving project discussed. The Board discussed paving the J&J Road this year instead of chipping the berms. Vincent Rivezzi moved to advertise bid for paving the J & J Road with a bid opening at a special meeting to be held on June 21st, 2021, 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor.

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Old Business: Seal Coat project Bid opening. Discussion based on pulling the seal coat portion of the J&J Road. A Motion to pull the J & J Road portion of seal coat from the bid documents was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with both in favor. Bid opening as follows less the J & J Road: Pocono Spray Patching $ 24,375.00 Midland Asphalt

$ 36,718.75

Wayco Inc

$ 26,625.00

Motion to approve low bidder Pocono Spray Patching was made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Federal Funds through the American Recovery Plan was noted Salem Township has applied to DCED as required for funding. Supervisors discussed possible funding of Fire Companies. Attorney Treat noted that a 501C (3) status is required for Township to fund. Advised to compile a list of losses due to the COVID restrictions on funding raising. Ledgedale Fire Co Chief Jim Sledzinski and Hamlin Fire Co Chief Steve Price spoke to the Board in request of funds for new interior fire hose purchase. They explained that interior hose is needed for both companies to update and assist in ability to enter buildings with enough hose to move within the building. They reviewed and requested financial assistance in purchasing. The estimated cost for both companies order together was approximately $30,000.00. The Supervisors discussed and agreed to purchase. The asked the Fire Departments to have it billed to the

Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat discussed the Highway Occupancy Permit requirements. He noted that the Supervisors should consider an Ordinance amendment with requirements for HOP in the Land improvement stage. Correspondence: Real Estate transfer tax for the month of May received in the amount of $17,515.60.

Public Time: Martha Diezemann spoke with comments on the Sketch plan they provided to the Planning Commission regarding a Solar Farm Development. They currently are looking at property on the Stanet Road for using approximately 30 acres for a solar farm. They noted permitting through NPDES will be applied for the project is based on a Community Solar Bill currently in the Senate that needs to be passed. The potential to generate 12.5KV and maintenance on the property would be probably 2 times a year. Panels’ life expectance is 20 -25 years and then the panels would be recycled. Questions on the decommissioning. She noted they would bond the decommissioning. Plans are only in the sketch phase and Land development plans will be required when they plan to go forward. Lynn Scramuzza of the Community Library requested from the Township to sponsor a grant application for the Library. She advised the sponsor is no financial commitment. Vincent Rivezzi moved to approve the sponsor of the Grant application for the Community Library 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Steve Price noted that he had talked with Kim Rickard of Wayne Tomorrow and noted they spoke with the possibility of hosting a farmers market at the new fire station grounds. Will check insurance carrier for approval. Corey Pontosky questioned the Township Board as to the Budget for the Fire Station build. He was advised the Township only supplied the application for grant and the funding from the grant to Hamlin Fire Company. The additional work outside that $300,000.00 was the Fire Company’s decisions and funds. With no other comments or questions a motion to adjourn was made by Vincent Rivezzi and 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:35PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of Jun 30, 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)

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

440,625 (14,688) 6,497 780

440,625 (14,687) 875 875

(1) 5,622 (95)

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

440,827 (27,708) (1,093) -

2,650,239 (88,125) 14,856 1,820

2,643,750 (88,122) 3,500 3,500

6,489 (3) 11,356 (1,680)

0.2% 0.0% 0.0%

2,644,960 (166,248) (1,530) (100)

433,214

427,688

5,526

1.3%

412,026

2,578,790

2,562,628

16,162

0.6%

2,477,082

12 25

1,000 167

-98.8% -85.0%

386 2,169

697 148

6,000 998

-88.4% -85.2%

3,950 10,845

433,251

428,855

4,396

1.0%

414,581

2,579,635

2,569,626

0.4%

2,491,877

13,090 1,412 23,881 16,153 12,692 31,336 2,298 720 8,330 76,499 17,979 55,416 752 9,303 1,260

7,000 900 17,300 12,500 14,233 30,500 810 540 180 3,808 29,252 17,235 63,325 2,624 18,000 1,291

6,090 512 6,581 3,653 (1,541) 836 1,488 (540) 540 4,522 47,247 744 (7,909) (1,872) (8,697) (31)

87.0% 56.9% 38.0% 29.2% -10.8% 2.7% 183.7% -100.0% 300.0% 118.8% 161.5% 4.3% -12.5% -71.3% -48.3% -2.4%

11,937 4,906 29,900 16,289 5,519 32,528 272 440 277 3,985 42,900 11,496 44,291 1,260

81,136 12,512 69,249 126,461 72,945 67,528 94,611 11,642 6,710 2,875 29,065 324,207 93,448 305,893 1,974 39,370 7,560

41,450 21,180 93,300 129,975 69,500 85,405 99,600 6,777 3,240 2,430 22,900 142,845 87,110 258,413 16,048 35,000 7,748

39,686 (8,668) (24,051) (3,514) 3,445 (17,877) (4,989) 4,865 3,470 445 6,165 181,362 6,338 47,480 (14,074) 4,370 (188)

95.7% -40.9% -25.8% -2.7% 5.0% -20.9% -5.0% 71.8% 107.1% 18.3% 26.9% 127.0% 7.3% 18.4% -87.7% 12.5% -2.4%

40,229 17,664 64,677 120,180 54,720 28,755 79,807 4,622 1,890 2,197 10,930 134,345 69,784 200,980 2,073 11,973 7,560

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

271,121

219,498

51,623

23.5%

206,000

1,347,186

1,122,921

224,265

20.0%

852,386

TOTAL INCOME

704,372

648,353

56,019

8.6%

620,581

3,926,821

3,692,547

234,274

6.3%

3,344,263

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

113,229 1,211 19,023 6,428 28,673 30,782 17,390 31,910 8,226 143,724 517 35,739 115,083 13,505 66,754 (21) 9,585 22,797

112,922 1,320 13,170 6,477 16,999 38,409 16,465 26,715 5,607 129,963 752 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 6,832 34,391

(307) 109 (5,853) 49 (11,674) 7,627 (925) (5,195) (2,619) (13,761) 235 (1,615) 3,928 1,812 (1,315) 1,688 (2,753) 11,594

-0.3% 8.3% -44.4% 0.8% -68.7% 19.9% -5.6% -19.4% -46.7% -10.6% 31.3% -4.7% 3.3% 11.8% -2.0% 101.3% -40.3% 33.7%

112,611 897 11,046 5,333 36,104 25,295 18,297 31,211 4,698 143,380 442 30,038 105,013 10,331 77,759 37 10,096 14,373

647,799 6,498 175,208 20,571 50,918 195,494 44,903 134,986 38,758 871,241 4,615 168,516 738,323 73,624 420,642 1,450 67,632 116,540

677,532 7,533 130,476 19,962 33,986 216,355 36,753 152,042 34,167 772,276 5,662 204,747 714,063 91,902 392,634 10,000 29,892 160,884

29,733 1,035 (44,732) (609) (16,932) 20,861 (8,150) 17,056 (4,591) (98,965) 1,047 36,231 (24,260) 18,278 (28,008) 8,550 (37,740) 44,344

4.4% 13.7% -34.3% -3.1% -49.8% 9.6% -22.2% 11.2% -13.4% -12.8% 18.5% 17.7% -3.4% 19.9% -7.1% 85.5% -126.3% 27.6%

631,252 7,358 148,536 15,435 48,792 168,544 38,781 128,801 33,800 797,249 4,830 177,892 661,187 75,727 406,503 2,742 13,496 99,245

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

664,555

645,580

(18,975)

-2.9%

636,961

3,777,718

3,690,866

(86,852)

-2.4%

3,460,170

47

6,379

6,332

99.3%

677

1,088

38,275

37,187

97.2%

3,273

664,602

651,959

(12,643)

-1.9%

637,638

3,778,806

3,729,141

(49,665)

-1.3%

3,463,443

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

(988) (142)

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

39,770

(3,606)

43,376

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 90,000

129 90,000

-

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(50,359)

(93,735)

43,376

(17,057)

148,015

(36,594)

0.0% 0.0%

129 81,250

776 540,000

776 540,000

46.3%

(98,436)

(392,761)

(577,370)

MONTH ACTUAL 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

BUDGET

(5,303) (850) 10,009

184,609 -

0.0% 0.0%

776 487,500

184,609

32.0%

(607,456)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(100,139) 201 (19,023) 17,453 (12,520) (18,090) 13,946 (31,910) (5,928) (143,724) 203 (27,409) (38,584) 4,474 (11,338) 773 (282) (21,537)

(105,922) (420) (13,170) 10,823 (4,499) (24,176) 14,035 (26,715) (4,797) (129,423) (572) (30,316) (89,759) 1,918 (2,114) 957 11,168 (33,100)

5,783 621 (5,853) 6,630 (8,021) 6,086 (89) (5,195) (1,131) (14,301) 775 2,907 51,175 2,556 (9,224) (184) (11,450) 11,563

(393,434)

(426,082)

32,648

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFICIT

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

81,136 12,512 69,249 126,461 72,945 67,528 94,611 11,642 6,710 2,875 29,065 324,207 93,448 305,893 1,974 39,370 7,560

647,799 6,498 175,208 20,571 50,918 195,494 44,903 134,986 38,758 871,241 4,615 168,516 738,323 73,624 420,642 1,450 67,632 116,540

(566,663) 6,014 (105,959) 105,890 22,027 (127,966) 49,708 (134,986) (27,116) (864,531) (1,740) (139,451) (414,116) 19,824 (114,749) 524 (28,262) (108,980)

(636,082) 13,647 (37,176) 110,013 35,514 (130,950) 62,847 (152,042) (27,390) (769,036) (3,232) (181,847) (571,218) (4,792) (134,221) 6,048 5,108 (153,136)

1,347,186

3,777,718

(2,430,532)

(2,567,945)

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

(119,180)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 69,419 (7,633) (68,783) (4,123) (13,487) 2,984 (13,139) 17,056 274 (95,495) 1,492 42,396 157,102 24,616 19,472 (5,524) (33,370) 44,156 137,413

ACTUAL (591,023) 10,306 (83,859) 104,745 5,928 (139,789) 41,026 (128,801) (29,178) (795,359) (2,633) (166,962) (526,842) (5,943) (205,523) (669) (1,523) (91,685) (2,607,784)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 24,360 (4,292) (22,100) 1,145 16,099 11,823 8,682 (6,185) 2,062 (69,172) 893 27,511 112,726 25,767 90,774 1,193 (26,739) (17,295) 177,252


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ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: Jun 30, 2021

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

433,251 A

428,855 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

271,121

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

4,396

1.0%

414,581

219,498

51,623

23.5%

206,000

704,372

648,353

56,019

8.6%

620,581

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

664,602

651,959

(12,643)

-1.9%

637,638

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

39,770

(3,606)

90,129

90,129

(50,359)

(93,735)

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS)

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: Jun 30, 2021

YTD ACTUAL

43,376

(17,057)

-

0.0%

81,379

43,376

46.3%

(98,436)

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

2,579,635 A

2,569,626 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,347,186

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

10,009

0.4%

2,491,877

1,122,921

224,265

20.0%

852,386

3,926,821

3,692,547

234,274

6.3%

3,344,263

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

3,778,806

3,729,141

(49,665)

-1.3%

3,463,443

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

148,015

(36,594)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

540,776

540,776

(392,761)

(577,370)

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF Jun 30, 2021

ADJUSTED FORECAST 5,139,447

5,142,750

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,444,004

2,340,739

7,583,451

7,483,489

7,729,182

7,616,330

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

(145,731)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

(119,180)

184,609

C

0.0%

488,276

32.0%

(607,456)

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

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

TOTAL INCOME

184,609

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,227,282)

(1,214,392)

(3,303)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

-0.06%

4,963,120

103,265

4.41%

2,028,588

99,962

1.34%

6,991,708

(112,852)

-1.48%

7,293,530

(12,890)

-10%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

(12,890) 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 Budget Variances 1 Operational dues collections are on track with budget; Delinquent dues collections have exceeded budget 2 Investment income: $12,000 budgeted, $697 earned YTD 3 Ski Hill: Revenue unfav $24K; expenses unfav $44k 4 Maintenance: Revenue fav $4k; expenses unfav $98.9k 5 Administration: Revenue fav $181k; expenses unfav $24k 6 All other amenities on track with budget

(1,278,373)


50 • AUGUST 2021

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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2021 Capital Expenditures - As of Jun 30, 2021 New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

Under (Over)

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

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

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

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

90,000

90,000

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

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-42

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

56,378

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

30-49

10,500

9,342

1,158

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

60,000

3,000

57,000

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-44

9,625

10,300

Meat slicer

Clubhouse

60-45

2,500

2,210

290

Beer cooler (bar pub)

Clubhouse

60-46

4,000

2,200

1,800

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

17,158

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

1,288

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

13,229

13,229

-

***Auger Attachment

Facilities Maintenance

90-43

5,688

5,688

-

***Frozen Beverage Dispenser

Snackbar

90-44

2,220

2,220

-

***Mower for Ski Hill

Ski Hill

90-46

3,073

3,073

-

78,115

251,091

314,790

10,499

3,500 1 17,000 6,000

13,220

5,535

1,780

465

3,500 41,846

(346)

7,400 (26,378)

48,375 (675)

(674) 3,127 4,000

487,766 Adjusted Budget

565,881

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

-

50,780 46,779

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

10-42

26,000

-

25,000

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

4,220 (1,279) 1,000 15,000

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

Public Safety

10-44

6,000

-

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

100,000

Buoys for lakes

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

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

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

11,786

New heater for North pool

Pools & Beaches

15-41

3,000

-

2,437

Repair Kiddie Pool

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

55,000

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

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

3,392

608

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

-

40,196

159,804

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

9,075

13,925

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

24,074

25,926

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

Replace Salt Shed

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

90,000

-

41,501

48,499

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

38,106

15,894

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

100,000

-

94,885

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

20,586

7,314

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

1,597

20,403

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

9,357

643

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

25,799

289,201

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

-

(16,508)

(307,402)

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

50,000

16,516

33,484

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

-

4,687

3,848

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

-

1,511

4,689

APC Netshelter rack for server room

Administration-IT

40-45

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

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-40

10,000

-

-

10,000

Horizontal bottle cooler Dry Storage Shelving

Clubhouse Clubhouse

60-41 60-42

1,300 2,750

-

2,020 2,733

Clubhouse siding

Clubhouse

60-43

30,000

-

-

Two-door reach in Freezer for snack shop

Snackbar

70-40

2,700

-

1,907

793

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-40

12,000

-

-

12,000

Tiki Bar Renovation (compliance)

Lodge/Tiki

80-41

50,000

-

-

50,000

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge/Tiki

80-42

3,000

-

Replace exterior doors at Lodge and POA downstairs

Lodge

80-43

44,000

-

21,943

22,058

2,827

-

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol

5,989

70,064 1,800 2,314 563

18,000 (356)

25,000

12,000

12,000 5,115

2,100

(720) 17 30,000

3,000

Ski Hill

90-36

***Bouys

Lakes & Marina

90-41

3,860

3,860

-

***Mini Excavator

Facilities Maintenance

90-47

32,500

32,500

-

***A/C Unit Replacements

Facilities Maintenance

90-48

1,412

1,412

Reimbursement for magic carpet lift tow

Ski Hill

12-30

2,827

11 45,000

29,936

1,875,175 * Prior Carry Over

(7,500)

-

Adjusted Budget

(7,500)

-

-

-

40,599

555,539

1,345,235

806,630

1,660,025

1,915,774

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

118,714 2,481,655

+ 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.


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HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF Jun 30, 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 APRIL MAY JUNE

2nd Quarter 2020 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 3,186,698

185 * 783 1,736

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

809,213 283,643 204,180 1,297,036 6,397,944

448 142 108 698 3,402

11.7% 4.1% 2.9% 18.70% 92.22%

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

6.6% 21.0% 45.9%

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

YTD Dues Analysis: $6,397,944 collected through Jun 30, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $90.606

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

108,305

62,000

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VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

46,305

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

% of $ Budgeted 175%

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

Hideout Adult Bowling League NOW Being Formed – FALL/WINTER SEASON

September 8, 2021 - April 20, 2022 Meet – Wednesdays – 12:30 p.m. Have More Fun – Meet New Friends Join Now

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

Call Reggie (570) 698-7429

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. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222. 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. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. Reverend Adam Reinhardt (570) 226-2411 Email: spelc@ptd.net

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. 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. 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.


52 • AUGUST 2021

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

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. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • 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.

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 HOST/HOSTESS BUSSERS SERVERS BARTENDERS SNACK BAR ATTENDANTS


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PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-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.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/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. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • 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.

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MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT CUSTODIAN (FULL-TIME/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.

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment

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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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Volunteer Today!

LAKE ARIEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY THERE ARE MANY LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP

We thank the Lake Ariel Fire Company for all they do for The Hideout. Please help support our Volunteer Fire Company! Online Gate Access Hideout Members can register guests online. No need to call the gate.

You not only have the ability to register your guests online but also on your mobile device.

1. Members must be in good standing 2. Members must first fill out the registration form to setup a login on our website at: www.hideoutassoc.com. The Registration form is under the Resource tab then click on Gate Access. 3. You will receive a confirmation from The Hideout once you register.

FIRST RESPONDER • AUXILIARY SOCIAL MEMBERS

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.


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JOHN T. BOLLES GENERAL CONTRACTING

Serving the Tri-State Area for Over 30 Years • Additions • New Construction • Masonry • Excavating • Roofing • Electrical • Plumbing

FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED PA096426

• H Vac • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Stone Work • Decks • Driveway Repairs

570-620-8597 AUGUST 2021 Employment

To advertise your business in: The Hideabout Newspaper or The Hideabout Extra

Congratulations

on your accomplishment!

Call Lisa Green, our Editor, at 570-630-3707 or lgreen@thehideout.us

Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks!

NAME Desiree Michael Detres Moore Philip Mocerino Edward Williamson Craig MichaelJ.John McCabe Wayne Balanovich CharlesG. H.Dalykas Bertani Casper Lisa D. Williamson Nicholas J. Foster Jill C. Metschulat Donald Yocum Jill C. Metschulat Kelly-Ann L. O’Shea Vaccaro Theresa G. Ashley M. Fonzo C. Metschulat Carley Durkin

DEPARTMENT YEARS Facilities 68 Public Safety Public Safety 17 Facilities 6 Recreation Facilities 11 Recreation Facilities 12 Nubia Malkin Art Center 20 Facilities 1 Administration 2 IT Department 11 Administration 2 Administration 21 Administration Food and Beverage 12 Administration Food and Beverage 2

Please remember to be courteous to your fellow members & pick up after your dog. Thank you!

Dryer Vents Cleaned Only $80

ENTIRE HOUSE STEAM CLEANED with FREE Teflon protection (up to 1,000 sq. ft.)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior with other offers or prior services. Expires 8-31-21 services. Expires 8-31-21

FINE ORIENTAL, WOOL & SILK RUG SPECIALIST •Dry cleaning-certified •Locally owned & operated for over 15 years •Expert with heavily soiled condition •24-hour flood damage cleaning •Pet odor removal •Teflon protection •Drapes & blinds cleaned •Additional Services: -Air duct cleaning -Powerwashing -Window washing

5 ROOMS STEAM CLEANED

230

$

AIR DUCTS

up to 12 vents - with FREE sanitizer

570-630-2338

PLUS FREE DRYER VENT CLEANING!

UPHOLSTERY ANY CHAIR STEAM CLEANED

ANY REG. SIZE SOFA STEAM CLEANED

East PA Garage Floor Coating Specializing in garages, basements, porches, patios, and more. Residential, commercial and industrial.

(dry clean products not included)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 8-31-21

With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 8-31-21

CALL US AT 570-498-2628 PA017473


A U G U S T 2 0 2 1 H I D E A B O U T N E W S PA P E R - S E C T I O N 3 Your Local Audiologist

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· Dr. Joseph Motzko Audiologist, CCC-A Dr. Motzko is a highly skilled audiologist who strives to ensure that his pa�ents enjoy all the benefits of hearing. He is a graduate of Wallenpaupack High School and lives in Hawley with his wife and two children.

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Comprehensive hearing evalua�ons using the latest in diagnos�c technology The latest digital hearing aid technology, including rechargeable and Bluetooth In-the-Ear and Behind-the-Ear Styles Free 2-Week Take Home Trial Free ba�eries for life All insurances accepted

2591 Route 6, Suite 101, Hawley, PA www.hearing-center.net

(272) 336-0560

PA148553

To advertise in The Hideout, call Mike Goldstock at (570) 630-3716 or email him at mgoldstock@thehideout.us

Want your commitee event listed in the Hideabout Newspaper and Hideabout Extra? Just call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us

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Fourth of July Weekend 2021

The third generation of Crummy’s enjoying our 4th of July fireworks! This is my daughter, Michele Rood, with her prize catch (one of twenty she caught and released) over 4th of July weekend. She’s been fishing Roamingwood Lake since she was a teenager and loves it! Whenever she visits, she spends a couple of hours on the dock, usually surrounded by her neice and nephews having a great time. Proud dad, Arnie Milidantri

The Lanes visiting from Florida!

The Hideout Fireworks... what a show... see you all next year!


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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 $150.00 fine and a $300.00 fine for repeat offenses.

25 MPH

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

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!

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 570-630-3723 570-630-3728 570-630-3729 570-630-3731 570-630-3732 570-630-3733 570-630-3734 570-630-3735 570-630-3736 570-630-3737 570-630-3738

Registration Maintenance Main Lodge Security Ski Hill Clubhouse Reservations Main Lodge Recreation Nubia Malkin Art Center Fitness Center Golf Pro Shop North Gate Dispatcher 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

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 Main Gate North Gate

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

132 140 142

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) believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbors Club is a function of the HASG, we are pleased to offer medical equipment to all Hideout residents. Many people in the Hideout have donated medical equipment which they no longer have need of. These items are now being kept in a storage closet in the Indoor Sports Complex. There are lots of walkers and crutches, some canes, numerous potty chairs and shower seats, a few wheelchairs and a scooter. If you have need of any of these for yourself or if a guest is coming for the weekend and is in need of one for that time period, you may borrow one by stopping in at the Recreation office (570-630-3733), and someone will show you to the storage closet. Please remember to sign out whatever you are borrowing. If you are unable to get to the Indoor Sports Complex, please contact Judy Restaino at 570-698-9840, and she will arrange for you to get what you need.


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

Acceptable Items: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Milk Cartons Aluminum Cans Glass Bottles (green, clear, brown) Tin & Bi-Metallic Containers: (including aerosol cans) Aseptic Milk/Juice Cartons Juice Boxes Aluminum Foil (pie plates, etc.) Plastic Containers - 1-7 Frozen Food Cartons Paper Egg Cartons Newspaper Magazines & Catalogs Kraft Paper (brown grocery bags) Chipboard/Box Board White & Colored Ledger Paper Notebook Paper Construction Paper Soft Covered Workbooks, Telephone & Paperback Books Junk Mail (incl. envelopes & coupons) White Envelopes Computer, Fax, & Copy Paper

Unacceptable Items: • • • • • • • • • •

NO Trash Please NO Diapers remember to NO Clothing rinse your containers NO Styrofoam BEFORE you NO Plastic Bags recycle them! NO Caps or Lids Thank you! NO Food NO Compost NO Yard Waste NO Greasy Pizza Boxes

NEW Trash & Recycling Area Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 8:00 8:00

a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m.

to to to to to to to

8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Trash & Recycling Center (570) 698-4100, ext. 133


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Happy Birthday TO THE

United States Coast Guard August 4, 2021 231th birthday Semper Paratus

Our first Adult Ceramic Night of the summer season, at the Nubia Malkin Art Center was fun! We will do it again. Keep an eye out for the date.


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New Hideout Members Welcome to the NEIGHBORHOOD! Sharkey’s North Bellmore, NY

Samantha Shiffman Teaneck, NJ

Emil Ramdedovic New York

Alana Fitzpatrick Islip

Tzvi Shtauber & Elizabeth Friedman Brooklyn, NY

Andrea & Peter Ostrovsky Peru & Slovakia

The Cartwright Family Tappan, NY

Jim & Tom Fitzpatrick Rockaway, NJ & Ambler, PA

Thomas Zarkos Nanuet, NY

Safiah Persaud Long Beach, NY

Anthony Esposito & Phil Rubing Massapequa, NY

Dan Schwartzman New York, NY

Meet jumping Jax Detres! He rules the roost!

Meet Layla Green! Always guarding the homefront!

Meet Dexter! He’s a beagle-bulldog mix and loves walks and hikes!

Kevin & Chrissy Long Lansdale, PA

Meet Shiloh Lane! Happy Dog Day!

Meet Thor watching over his human little Lilah!

Meet Fiona Sartori! She loves being in The Hideout!


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NOTnew A MOMENT TO SPARE!!! JoinTHERE’S us to meet people and HAVE FUN!

Hideout Adult Bowling League Wednesdays - 12:30 P.M. Valley Bowling Lanes Meredith Street, Carbondale, PA September 8, 2021 - April 20, 2022 CAPTAINS MEETING - Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. Hideout POA General Meeting Wed., Meeting June 16, 2021 Room

2:00 P.M. – The Main Lodge For More Info Please Contact: Reggie Hadley Secretary (570) 698-7429

HASG AUGUST BAR-B-Q BASH TUESDAY - AUGUST 24, 2021 NOON to 4:00 p.m. at the

Outdoor Sports Complex

Members: $20.00 Non-Members: $25.00 Children 12 & Under: $5.00

THE PERFECT SONNET

Instead

Let us begin this journey forth say I There will not be a better time than now With your permission please don’t you deny As I explain Sonnet’s and teach you how

Instead of harsh words That cause anger and pain, Speak softly with wisdom And love that sustains…

The words must have a rhythm of their own Not just a scattered mess without content Each line must rhyme as it will set the tone A story we as poets only rent If we can and as we must trust these lines For we poets compelled by fate must do We shall not waste one letter or one rhyme For deep within we will discover you We place pen to paper all day all night To bring our thoughts from deep within to light. WOLRAD/2021 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 stateof-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes.

Payments must be received by: August 2nd Checks payable to HASG & SEND to: Cathy Lowman, 132 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA

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. ■

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Instead of hate Let’s show our love With compassion and tenderness And a heart warming hug… Instead of prejudice Let’s treat one and all With respect and honor That we may stand tall… Instead of arguments Make the truth plain, Then forgive and forget And start over again… Instead of abuse Let’s offer our hand In friendship to every Child, woman and man!

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: Barbara Kelczewski (570) 503-0855, beesafe@echoes.net ■


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Teal Feather Shoppe

570.290.3961 or 570.335.1763

(570) 878-6778

Artisan Wares Vintage Treasures Unique Gifts

~ HOURS ~ Tues.-Thurs: 11 am to 8 pm Fri. - Sat: 11 am to 9 pm Closed Sunday & Monday 163 Ledgedale Road Greentown, PA 18426

-Hours Subject to Change-

Elaine Isabel Smith Notary Public, Tags, Titles and Transfers 621 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

570-689-9693

Complete Notary Service, Motor Vehicle, ATV & Snowmobile Tags, Titles & Transfers

PA094647 Insured ELC.0184384-E-2

Call today!

570-241-2323

www.leealobley.com • es2020notary@gmail.com

Lake Ariel

Agway Everything for Farm, Home, & Garden 1137 Tresslarville Rd. Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Furry Friends We Care for your pets like Family

the real

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Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. Please call.

3D’S

570-698-5646

570-689-0700

www.3dsdeli.com • Rich@3dsdeli.com

Tree Removal – Tree Trimming – Lot Clearing – Stump Grinding – Tree Removal – Tree Trimming – Lot Clearing – Stump Grinding – 24 Hour Emergency Service Truck/Climbing Service – 24 Hour Emergency Service –– Bucket Bucket Truck/Climbing Service – Rapid response – Affordable Prices Prices ––“Known forfor ourour Cleanup” Rapid response – Affordable “Known Cleanup” FREE ESTIMATES – LICENSED - FULLY INSURED

FREE ESTIMATES – LICENSED - FULLY INSURED Check out our reviews on Google – Facebook – Web www.crumtreeservice.com Check out our reviews on Google – Facebook – Web www.crumtreeservice.com

Fax 698-5198 laagway@gmail.com

REFERENCES AVAILABLE

Pet Sitters

Diana Luce & Jessica MacCollum Cell: (914) 213-9636

DALE ORLANDO -Psychic Intuitive -Spiritual Messenger -Energy Clearing Goldenfeatherspirit.com

Past, Present, Future

862-268-4881

Goldenfeather1177@yahoo.com 461 Cortez Rd., Jefferson Twnshp, Pa. (15 mins from The Hideout)

www.allamericancomputerrepair.com


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

MOVING SALE

EMPLOYMENT

• 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

• Moving Sale Antiques, Art, Office Furniture, Glass, Chinaware, Fishing Equipment Call 570 698 8222 for appt.

• Sinclair’s Home Care is hiring caregivers within the Hideout community! All shifts - Great pay! Call 570-630-2358

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

2022 RENTAL • Spring Break Rental March 11-March 18, 2022. Orange Lake Resorts, Orlando 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 Baths, Washer, Dryer, 5 minutes from Disney. Call 698-1282 for details.

LOT FOR SALE • Wooded Lot for Sale, 0.374 Acre 2538 Oak Circle $7500 Contact Robin @678-860-9354

Found: A paddle board washed up on a lakefront property last fall. If you are missing one please call Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Director, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 143.

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION • 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!

All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing. DON’T FORGET YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

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

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

-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

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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Please DON’T

Professional Grooming & Boarding

Graduate of Merryfield Academy of Animal Technicians

Ask for Lisa or John

(570) 226-6178

(Yes, Mozart is still our Mascot!) Referrals available

Power washing too!

DIRLAM

BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc.

∙ 229 Mount Cobb Highway, Hamlin, PA 18427 ( 570-689-4071 ∙ 250 Sunrise Ave., Honesdale, PA 18431 ( 570 253-3540 ∙ 653 Rt. 739, Lords Valley, Hawley, PA 18428 ( 570-775-0598 ∙ 20 Oak Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 ( 845-252-3955 ∙ Rt. 507 & Brink Hill Road, Greentown, PA 18426 ( 570-676-9860 Boom Truck - Fork Lift Service - Prompt Delivery

(570) 689-2539

FORGET!

Let our local businesses know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER!

(570) 470-4748

TICK TOCKS ON TERRACE Find our menu:

TickTocksonTerrace.com Weekly Specials created by Chef Joe Infante

760 Terrace Street, Honesdale, PA 18431

570-253-3733

GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

(570) 676-5253

Designer Kitchens 1 Commercial St., Honesdale, PA 18431 - 570-253-6600

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REAL ESTATE

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eaches are a summertime staple. This sweet fruit is at home in desserts, salads, on top of cereals, By: Terri Ditty, Associate Broker and all on its own. Peaches thrive in taging is a great way to boost your to be around their children…a lot of them warm climates with lots of sunlight. home’s appeal to buyers…but it can grew up with divorced parents and their Peaches are native to northwest China, depend on the type of buyers in your focus is shaping their own family. and they are believed to have been market. Here’s one perspective on the domesticated and cultivated since 2000 Generation Y, Echo Boomers or right way to stage. B.C. Later, they were widely grown Millenniums, born in the 80’s and 90’s in the region known as Persia, which Staging a home to sell is the process of are the largest population since the Baby is now called Iran. As a result, the redecorating or cost-effectively renovating Boomers, accounting for 71 million of scientific name for the peach species aspects of your home. Much like cleaning our current population. They are less is Prunus persica. China continues to up a home’s curb appeal, staging can brand loyal but style conscious, incredibly be the world’s largest peach producer, position your house to sell faster and for sophisticated technology wise, they have followed by Spain, Italy, Greece, and a higher price than it might otherwise. It’s grown up with it all. the United States. In the United States, important to remember that you’re not Home hunters in our market are even though Georgia is known as “The decorating the home to appeal to you, but younger, so it makes a lot of sense to Peach State,” it is not the country’s to the buyer. stage homes to attract younger buyers. biggest producer of peaches. Georgia So who are the buyers? Can you know? Furniture, window treatments, and design is beat out by California and South It depends on local market conditions accents (or lack thereof) are all a big factor Carolina. Nectarines and peaches and trends. A common scenario is when in how younger buyers judge a home. The are similar fruits. In fact, nectarines Baby Boomers looking to downsize, move last thing you want Millennial buyers to are a type of peach. Peaches have a to warmer climates or change their living think is, “Oh, no, this looks like it’s out of dominant allele for the fuzzy skin, while situation, put their home on the market. the 80s”. nectarines have a recessive allele for Often these homes need updating, Make no mistake, there will be inventory that fuzz. In regard to flavor, peaches and frequently the buyers for these are on the market from Baby Boomers over and nectarines are very similar, but younger looking to upgrade from their first the next 5 years. If you want yours to stand some experts say nectarines are house, buy for the first time, or ready to slightly sweeter and firmer. According out, try and look at your home with an purchase a vacation home. to the College of Food, Agriculture and objective eye and see if it looks outdated Generation X, the 60’s and 70’s babies, Environmental Sciences, nectarines compared to newer construction on the 41 million strong, and the best educated market. Don’t stage for yourself...stage for also have considerably more potassium generation. With that and a growing and twice as much vitamin A as the generation buying your home. ■ maturity, they are about family and wanting peaches. ■

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Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 100 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145

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Utilities RS&W..................................(570) 698-6162

Other Helpful Numbers Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!

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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

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