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Life is better in a Gold Star Community


640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA

The Hideout Winter Sports Complex

1st Section


President & General Manager's Message 3 Chairman's Message & Environmental Corner 4 Public Safety and Public Works Corner 5 Food & Beverage Events 8&9 Winter Sports Complex 12 Registration Corner 16 Board of Director & Committee Minutes 7, 17 - 21

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Recreation Section Golf News Nubia Malkin Art Center Western Wayne Minutes Lake Township Minutes Hideout Adult Bowling League RS&W News

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Employment Opportunities Financials Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Hideout Group Events Classifieds Advertisers' Directory

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President’s Message I

n my December message I stated: Have you noticed the spring in the steps of Employees working at the POA? A relaxed, comfortable employee creates a very healthy work environment. The recipients of that environment are Hideout residents, and you are entitled to such an environment. In our quest to enhance and improve the POA I am happy and excited to announce two new staff transfers: Brooke Craven has been transferred from Executive Assistant to Human Resources Manager, and John Boandl has been transferred from Programmer in the Recreation Department to Recreation Manager. Both applied for the managerial positions, were interviewed, and are extremely qualified for these new assignments. Congratulations to both of them and welcome to the Administrative Team. Brooke and John were so enthusiastically welcomed by their colleagues that you should now notice the spring in their colleagues’ steps. If possible, the Board is committed to advancing those currently employed. We will be posting the two vacant positions in Recreation and the Executive Assistant position as well as other vacancies as they occur. When I became President in October 2018, the Board agreed that the Human Resources Manager, commonly referred to as HR, will no longer report to the General Manager but instead report directly to the Board. That makes Brooke an integral part of the Board as is the Interim/General Manager. It makes for a much more contributive process and creates an orderly flow of information. As a result we have a terrific, professional working relationship with Donna and Brooke. I appointed Barry Neiss and Michael Terranova to co-chair a review and audit of the Public Safety Department. They are both retired police officers, (worked the streets and administration) who bring a wealth of law enforcement knowledge with them. As previously indicated with the Food and Beverage review/audit, this is not an indictment of anyone. It is prudent for the Board to review all departments, and this was approved at the January 12, 2019, Executive Session. Contrary to rumors it is not my intent to have anyone terminated. In fact, I do not have the authority to terminate any employee; that is an administrative/Board decision. The results of the reviews/audits will be presented to Donna, Brooke, and

Interim General Manager’s Message

the full Board for whatever action is recommended. Candidly, there may not be any recommended changes. There have been seismic changes in the complicated world we live in, and in particular, legal matters. We live in a litigious society, and the Board is reviewing our choices for that legal universe. We are utilizing the services of a Labor and Employment attorney, we will be reviewing our need for a Land Use attorney, and Chris Farrell will continue to handle our Bylaws, committee structure, and the general operation of the Hideout. Working with Donna and HR the 2019 budget shows an increase for salaries in which we began to bring lower salaries up to a higher amount. We also had to increase other salary positions or the salary bands would be out of sync. We intend to do the same for the 2020 budget so that we can retain employees and attract new employees. We may have to deal with potential legislation from Harrisburg that will mandate a specific starting salary. A business can offset the higher wage by increasing prices and reducing its operational costs. While we may be able to fine tune our expenditures, we cannot automatically increase our lower end salaries. We do not modify a budget once it is approved by the Board. It is my understanding that POA’s may be exempt from the prospective legislation. I wish to acknowledge the dedication and effort provided by our employees. Take a moment to think about how issues/problems get resolved. The key ingredient is our staff. Thank you, staff, for a job well done maintaining the Hideout as the premier Gold Star, Four Season Recreational Community in NEPA. Stay warm. In an effort to simplify and clarify the language of Article X, Section 5 of the Bylaws and to ensure transparency in the Election of Board of Directors, the Board and the Governing Documents Committee recommend the proposed Bylaw changes that you have received with your dues statement. Please carefully review each proposed change

Communitywide Happenings – Spotlight on Winter Fun Winter is here! As you can see by the wonderful photos on the cover of the paper, our Winter Sports Complex is now open and operations are in full swing. Thank goodness the colder weather has finally decided to cooperate. This great venue offers a multitude of activities. Outdoors offers skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and ice skating and Indoors at the Ski Lodge you can warm up and enjoy a menu from the Skihaus Snackbar. Other offerings include ski and snowboard lessons and equipment rentals for skis, boots, snowboards, and skates. Lots of options for you and your family and friends. All you will need in order to experience winter fun is dress warm, show up and have a ball. Please come on over and enjoy the new warming house and the pavilion covered ice rink that have been added over the past two years. Check out our Facebook page for the Trail Report which details the terrain open and the hours of operation. You can also see the great new trail map created by one of our creative staff members. THANK YOU to the ENTIRE CREW over at the hill :) for all the help getting the snow made, the facilities ready and maintaining the snow. Membership Happenings The annual dues billing has been mailed out to the membership along with the member information renewal instructions and paperwork. In addition to mailing back your materials or stopping in at the registration office you have the ability to renew electronically. You can update your membership data with an online fillable pdf form and you can review and pay your assessments and fees on line as well. If you have not already registered for our website instructions are

available on the home page. You can sign up for email blasts to stay up on all important information and weekly updates from all the amenities and venues. Hideout Communications In addition to the Hideabout Newspaper you should be sure to read the Hideabout Extra which is published every two weeks. You can pick up copies of both publications at the POA, Recreation or at the Main and North gate mailboxes. In addition, electronic copies are available on the website https://www.hideoutassoc. com. And for up to the minute information link to our Facebook page from the home page, look for “Hideout Property Owners Association” and for the official flower logo. 2019 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule The next regular Board of Directors workshop is scheduled Friday, March 15th 2019 at 1PM and the board meeting is scheduled Saturday March 23rd 2019. Please attend the workshops and the meetings and provide your input to assist us in providing the best possible experience for the members of the Hideout. The Hideout staff and Board of Directors strive to continually improve our performance, so your suggestions and comments are welcome. Send them our way through our managers or to the General Manager’s office. All of our contact information is on page 33 and on the website. Thank you!

Meet Your 2019 Nominating Committee

Jerry Restaino

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The Hideout App will give you information on events happening in our community. To download go to the App Store or Google Play and search “The Hideout” then look for The Hideout flower.

We are in need of candidates for the 2019 Board of Directors. Personal letters of candidacy along with a brief biographical statement are due by April 15, 2019.

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If you are interested in running for the 2019 Board of Directors seat, please submit letters to the the POA Administration Building or by email at Meet your 2019 Nominating Committee pictured above: left to right: Dan Donnelly, Richard Maxwell, and Maureen Gill.


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his may seem a little bit early but it's never too early to consider a commitment of yourself and your experience, knowledge, and willingness to help the Hideout become even better. One way to help the Hideout is to serve on the POA Board of Directors. This allows you the opportunity to be part of formulating innovative decisions that will have a positive impact on all members as well as the Hideout community. This year there are two (2) positions to be filled. Consider running for the POA Board! Board Directors perform in a variety of roles and responsibilities, with the main goal of preserving and increasing the community’s worth. Before submitting your letter of candidacy for this important volunteer position, think through and answer these five questions. Do I want to better the Hideout and help however I can? The successful board members are those who truly want to give back and help the association. While it’s admirable to want to fix one issue, it’s important to keep in mind that as a board member your job is to serve everyone in your community and abide by their collective voice. Do I have a special skill that would benefit the Hideout? Perhaps you’re an accountant or engineer or experienced at recruiting volunteers. If you have a specialized skill you feel could help the board and want to volunteer your time, consider running. Do I have the time? You can expect to spend several to many hours each month on board activities-whether that’s meetings, acting as a committee liaison, preparing communications, or researching projects and costs. Am I willing to deal with a diversity

of personalities? Because you’ll need to. The Hideout members have a variety of ideas, temperaments, and personal styles. Do you have the patience and people skills to deal with upset owners, those who track you down at every turn, or those with well-meaning but impractical ideas? Only you know your temperament best! Do I need to be recognized for my time and work? Being part of the POA board is often a thankless job. It’s rare to even receive appreciation for your time and efforts. If you need special recognition for your work, being a board member may not be right for you. So, IF you have the motivation and drive to help improve this community and serve those who live in it, then consider running for the POA Board. Still unsure? Talk with any current or past board members to get a better sense of how your board functions and what is required of you as a board member. If you are interested in running for a 2019 Board of Directors position, please submit a personal letter of candidacy to Brooke Craven at the POA Administration Building by APRIL 15. Even if you don’t decide to run for the Board, you can still contribute to the POA growth by becoming involved in The Hideout. Join a committee, read the monthly Hideabout, search the POA website, and/or attend Board meetings. The more you know, the better The Hideout becomes! Richard J. Straczynski

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Environmental Corner G reetings! Please be safe while around the lakes this winter, especially as things begin freezing and snow starts piling up. Community members are reminded that no ice-fishing is permitted here at The Hideout. For safety reasons, please do not attempt to walk out on the ice in any of the lakes. To avoid ECC citations and fines, please familiarize yourself with our Environmental Control Committee’s established Rules and Regulations. The primary purpose of the ECC is to protect the value, desirability, and attractiveness of The Hideout POA as a whole. All members are expected to know the Rules and Regulations, which can be accessed online: Did you know that since 1999, “White or similar colors are unacceptable for siding and trim? Trim shall be defined as: Casements and moldings for windows, doors, corners, soffits, fascia gutters, and leaders; vents and louvers; shutters and pediments, garage doors (ECCR Section 1606 01/23/99, page 15 of the ECC Manual.) Additionally, “The exposed white portion of the window or door unit shall not exceed four (4) inches in any one vertical or horizontal dimension (ECCR Section 1606 01/23/99, page 15 of the ECC Manual.) Please be advised that if the exterior features of your dwelling are not in compliance with our earth tone color standard, you will be notified of the issue, asked to submit a no-fee painting permit with a sample of the proposed earth tone color you wish to repaint with, and be required to repaint the noted area in violation when outside conditions and temperatures are conducive. Our office is happy to work with each homeowner on an appropriate timeline to correct these issues. When a permit is approved, our office will contact you either by phone or email. Please come to the POA Registration Desk at the POA office to pick it up and to log the permit out, Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Permits are to be attached to the address post throughout the duration of the approved work, so they are visible from the roadway. When the project is complete, please sign and date the permit and return it to our office so we can

close out our files. Failing to pick up an approved permit within 20 days of the homeowner having been notified that it is ready for pick up, will result in the homeowner being assessed a $25 non-refundable administration fee. The $25 citation also applies for permits not having been returned to the POA Registration Desk within 20 days of a project’s completion. All permits are available online at or they can be accessed in person by visiting the POA Registration Desk, Tuesday-Saturday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. A breakdown document of the permitting structure, corresponding fees, and basic requirements is available online as well and is intended to help simplify and explain the permitting process in detail. Please be advised that the ECC Manual is currently under review and is being updated/edited. When the latest version is finalized this spring, a link will be sent out to the community. It is HIGHLY recommended that all community members and contractors familiarize themselves with this document and all ECC Rules and Regulations. An effective approach to address our feral (community) cat problem here at The Hideout is still under review, but we are optimistic we will be able to implement a course of action in 2019. Educational events regarding feral cats will continue throughout the spring and summer. Community members are welcome to contact various local organizations specialized in addressing feral cats directly at or, where they can obtain additional information and advice on the subject. The Environmental Department’s Instagram account is available for all to view. Be sure to follow and like our posts by visiting “HideoutEnvironmental” on the free app, or by visiting and clicking on the “Instagram” tab at the bottom of the page.







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his month I would like to take the opportunity to talk a little about the new Wayne County Emergency 911 Address Numbers. Your 911 address is the physical street address of your home. This physical address is maintained in a 911 telephone number information database, which links telephone numbers and addresses at the time of a 911 emergency call. This allows for extremely accurate locating information to be accessed by the 911 dispatcher to allow for the most rapid emergency response possible. Back in June of 2018 Wayne County did a mass mailing assigning new Emergency 911 Address Numbers to all properties here in the Hideout as well as advising the membership of the July 1, 2018 commencement date. This assignment of new numbers by Wayne County was mandated by the Federal Government in order to become compliant with Federal regulations. Since June of last year, The Hideout has been sending out email blasts, advertised this on Channel 20, in the Hideabout Newspaper, and on The Hideout's official Facebook page. In addition, a reminder postcard regarding the mandatory posting of the new Emergency 911 Numbers was mailed to all members from The Hideout. As of January 1st of this year, the Hideout Public Safety Department has begun issuing citations for members that have not complied with the mandatory posting of their new Emergency Numbers. A citation for Failure to Comply in the amount of $150.00 is being issued to non-compliant lots. Properties that have been cited will be given 30 days to become compliant in order to avoid a repeat Failure to Comply citation with

a fine amount of $300.00. Members may order and request installation of the 911 emergency number from the Lake Ariel Fire Department by contacting Al Rae, at hideout911signs@ If you choose to purchase the sign elsewhere the placards must be in conformance with the national recognized emergency number placards. The placard must be green in color with 4” high white reflective numbers. The numbers must be vertical. The overall size of the placard for single and double digit numbers is 6” wide by 12” in length. The overall size of the placard for three digit numbers is 6” wide by 18” in length and the placard must be visible from both sides of the post. The cost of the placard through the Lake Ariel Fire Department is $23.00 which includes installation. Checks should be made payable to and mailed to the Lake Ariel Fire Department PO Box 31, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Please reference your lot number on your check These numbers have already made an impact in the community as far as making it easier and faster to locate properties throughout the Hideout. The Hideout Public Safety Department is urging all members to remember their Emergency Numbers and more importantly to use their new 911 Address Numbers in time of an emergency when calling 911. Cutting down on response time for emergency response saves lives!

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Public Works Corner T he extreme cold of winter is still sitting on the region. Despite the weather, we are over halfway through the season and spring will be arriving soon. Daylight is gradually getting longer and the temperatures will rise by the end of the month. The Hideout maintenance team consists of a solid crew at the helm of their equipment to clear snow, repair buildings, and care for the common areas. The team will plow the snow and treat the roads for members to commute to work, run errands, and students to get to school. They work long and hard hours when the snow or sleet falls. Please make sure cars and other personal items are removed from the side of the road before a snow storm. Salt treatments are a vital key in removing trace amounts of snow and ice off the roads. The antiskid that is mixed with the rock salt also assists in traction for vehicles. Just like the ice melt you treat your walkway with or the windshield fluid put into the car, there is a temperature threshold for the material. When temps drop into the teens and below, the ability for the road salt to melt the snow is reduced. A pound of salt takes 5 times longer to melt the same amount of ice or

snow at 20 degrees as opposed to 30 degrees. Higher temps, radiant heat from the sun, and friction from cars compacting the snow assist with the melting. Overnight road conditions may be rough until warmer temps and the presence of the sun arrive, the following day, to assist with the de-icing process. Sidewalk Ice Safety: • When temperatures are below freezing, assume all wet areas are icy. • Wear appropriate footwear. Avoid smooth soles and heels. • Be care when entering and exiting a vehicle. • Go slow and extend your arms out. Don’t be afraid to walk like a penguin. • Keep your hands out of your pockets and eyes off of your device. Look where you’re going. • If you should fall, try to avoid landing on your knees, wrists, or spine. Try to fall on a fleshy part of the body, such as your side.

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he Hideout spring thaw road weight limits will begin Friday, March 1, 2019 and end Friday March 29, 2019. Vehicles entering the community over 10 tons will be restricted. This means that members should refrain from scheduling nonessential deliveries during this time frame. Spring thaw is the time when the most damage to asphalt pavements can occur. During the winter, water within the

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pavement and aggregate base freezes from the surface of the pavement down to the subgrade. Spring thaw occurs as the frozen pavement begins to thaw from the surface of the pavement down to the subgrade. Roads are most susceptible during this period as overnight temperatures remain low and daytime temperatures rise above freezing. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Public Works department would like to remind members to use caution when the snow plow trucks are on the roads. It is very difficult for the plow drivers to see pedestrians during an active storm, especially at night. For both your safety and drivers, please refrain from walking on the roads. Also, please be sure that all personal items such as cars, basketball nets, planters, and people are ten feet from the roadside edge. We want everyone to be safe. Thank you!

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES - 11/17/18 Call to Order: 9:00 AM Quorum: Yes Present: Jerry Restaino, President, Richard Straczynski, Chairman, Marie Krauss, Treasurer, Barry Neiss, Vice President, Lou Delli Santi, Secretary, Michael Terranova, Director and Larry Frotten, Director. Absent: N/A Pledge of Allegiance Chairman welcomed and thanked the membership for attending today’s meeting. He requested cellphones be silenced and explained when asking a question to use the microphone and state their name and lot number. Also, informed members the meeting is recorded for transcribing minutes and then is erased. There were no objections to the recording of the meeting. 1. Minute Approval: 18-64 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the November 17, 2018 Board Meeting Agenda be approved. Motion made by Michael Terranova seconded by Marie Krauss and passed 7-0. 18-65 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the September 7, 2018 Workshop meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Barry Neiss and passed 7-0. 18-66 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the September 15, 2018 Board Meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Jerry Restaino seconded by Marie Krauss and passed 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: -Chairman explained that a couple of Board members are going to address a couple of items briefly. -President explained in accordance with Article X, Section 20, subparagraph c of the bylaws Joe Acla is no longer employed by the Hideout. There will be no further comments or questions. -Vice President, who is liaison to the Public Safety Committee, informed the membership that the committee approved NEV vehicles then brought it to the Board for review and they reviewed it and decided to allow the vehicles based on the PA Vehicle Code. He asked that if someone is going to purchase one of these vehicles to ensure they are compliant per the code. -Chairman explained not all facts were known to the Board regarding the Hideout Realty Group and the real estate venture continues with a projected $30,000 budget. This was an approved plan for two years. Unfortunate circumstances occurred at the end of the first year efforts but corrective action has been initiated for 2019. The potential for revenue is significant versus the expenditure. The

Board has a fiduciary responsibility to maintain and advance community needs such as keeping dues down and reasonable for the community needs. Member Questions and Comments: -Question regarding if the realty office does not succeed how long will the Board give it. -Chairman stated they will give it one year. -Suggestion that in order to ensure tracking what benefits this brings to the members there should be an audit trail for year’s end. -Treasurer complimented maintenance for a job well done with plowing the roads the other night. 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report- limited to 5 minutes each) Interim General Manager/Financial Manager, Donna Kiely: • Thanked the facilities department for an excellent job with snow removal. Informed members they can “like” the pictures that the Communications Manager posted of the clear roads and maybe the personnel who worked will hear about it. Stated sometimes it easy for folks to get stuck on negative items so she encourages members and is working with personnel to focus more on the positive items. Informed members employees were given turkeys and/or a fruit basket on behalf of the Board for the Thanksgiving holiday along with posting banners thanking employees for their hard work. • Explained that Princeton Hydro presented an update on our lake’s program at the last Board Workshop. A few things are coming up that managers will touch base on. One thing the Environmental Manager has is good news in regards to the valve to let the water level come down. In addition, there were members concerned about line painting along Lakeview that the Facilities Manager will inform them of. Also, believes Facilities Manager has details about RS&W will not do final paving until spring of 2019 because it will actually give us a better product due to letting the culverts settle. • The 2019 proposed budget has been posted at five locations based on the bylaws for the memberships review. Along with the Communications Manager has assisted in emailing it to the membership, on Facebook and in the Hideabout. Community review meeting is December 8 at 9 am at the POA. We will email blast this to see if we can get more attendees. • For the current month of October there is a minor variance of $4,000 for the monthly activity. Year to date, showing a $70,000 favorable variance for performance. However, there are a number of items that are timing issues but wasn’t able to prepare the full forecast. Stated is still proposing a moderate surplus for the year. There are items in the Environmental Department that have timing issues such as, the caterpillar

assessment that is currently being done and the budget might have been timed a little bit earlier. • Operational dues collections are maintaining pace with last year and previous year. This is a steady trend which has been taken into account in the 2019 budget with the number that is more likely to be collected each year being 3635. A couple of departments that really performed were pools and beaches with a major savings in payroll which was not completely intended but instead difficulty with keeping lifeguards at the end of the season. Each manager will glance on their individual financials a little bit but also asked them to include their events and major projects they are working on as opposed to all numbers. • Administration has a $48,000 positive variance. Unfortunately with golf and due to the rainy season has a $46,000 negative variance which almost all of is in revenue and green fees. This is almost offset with golf maintenance by $20,000. The Ski Hill has an unfavorable number of $28,000 due to an unfavorable ski season in the earlier part of the year. It is very hard to know what this season will bring us but do hope with the timing of Christmas we will capture the weekend before the whole week and weekend after if we’re lucky enough to have favorable weather. • Capital expenditures are wrapping up now with final funds being expended. Each manager will touch base on those. Salt spreaders and trucks are all in and even might have been used in the first storm. We are still 648,000.00 ahead of budget. • At the annual meeting there was an inquiry about the collection process and whether we did an adequate job and such. Renee Gilbert, who is the collections manager will give a brief presentation of where we are with the dues collection and all the various tools we use to get monies collected. There is an extensive amount of work that is done for collections. Financial Supervisor, Renee Gilbert: • Stated as of October 31 we are at 92% of our budgeted amount of 3665 lots that are billed. There are 3601 paid in full. • In collections there are three different categories. There is the suspended category which is dues that are not paid from one to three years. Next is delinquent which is three to six years and then dormant which is seven years. Out of the 3910 billable lots there are 3601 paid in full which is 309 that are not paid. Out of 309, 71 lots are improved with homes. Out of the 71 there are bankruptcies, foreclosures, sheriff sales, already bank owned and unfortunately members that are terminally ill. We do work with them and call constantly. • The process is a twelve month process with phone calls, letters, follow-up calls and letters and payment plans. Works diligently with the banks on foreclosures, pre-foreclosures, and sheriff sales. • Once the house goes to a sheriff sale we get a six month super lien which

guarantees us six months of funds on any house that the house forecloses on. If the bank does not take back the house and the person is not living there then there is a chance we can’t find them. So then need to find them and put liens on them. We can do all the paperwork with the magistrate but if they do not sign the certified letter they don’t have service so it can’t continue until they are served. At that point, they have to be served by a constable. We then can turn them to a collection agency in which she works with a collection attorney. • Basically, we try to get every single nonpaying member by reaching out to them to get on a payment plan or collection agency or attorney. Every attempt is made to find the people and collect the dues. • Informed members since there is a lot said about the red passes but not everyone knows the red passes are not necessarily because of non-payment of dues. Those passes could be a citation. As of October 31, there were 45 red passes just due to citations. Most homes have two cars so that would be around 90 cars driving around with red passes. • Hopes to end the year same as last year. -Question if we could make deals with the banks since we have a real estate office now. - Comment that most banks most likely use their own clearing house and are usually located in another state. -Question about how many of the first two categories are broken out of the 309 because the last category we don’t really have a shot at collecting. -Stated there are 27 with 20 improved lots in the suspended category, 44 unimproved and 7 improved for delinquent and 55 unimproved. Currently, there are 31 improved on payment plans and 21 unimproved on payment plans. There are 13 improved in the dormant category and 110 unimproved. Food & Beverage Operations Manager, Lisa Cook: • Clubhouse is favorable in revenue by $198. Snack bar is currently not operating yet but hopefully will open by the end of the year but is still with a negative variance of $11,266 due to a rainy summer. Lodge and Tiki Bar have a negative variance of $32,626. Across the board there is a negative variance in revenue of $43,652. • Year to date across the board, mostly due to revenue is a negative variance of $38,254. • Today starts Club/Rec 12 days of Christmas events. If members attend any of the events on the card then they receive a punch. For one to three punches members will receive a Hideout water bottle. For four to six punches members receive a lanyard and water bottle. For seven to nine punches members receive a Hideout water bottle, lanyard and Clubhouse dessert. For ten to eleven members receive a winter hat. continued on page 17

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Taco Thursday at the Clubhouse canceled for 2/14

Two Tacos with Beef, Cheddar, Lettuce, Sour Cream, and Salsa for $2

Food & Beverage Events February 3-Clubhouse Superbowl Party-$1.50 Bud pints February 9-Couples Paint Night, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge February 9-Hindsight, 8:00 p.m.-Midnight - Clubhouse February 10-Soup Cookoff, Noon-2:00 p.m. - Clubhouse February 14-Valentine’s Specials at the Clubhouse February 16-Night at the Races, Doors Open 6:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge February 16-Jimmy Brown Duo, 7:00-11:00 p.m. at the Clubhouse February 17-Brunch 9:00 a.m.-Noon at the Main Lodge February 23-DJ Billy, 9:00 p.m.-Midnight - Clubhouse February 26-March 7-Annual Shutdown - Clubhouse

Soup! There it is! Soup Cookoff in the Clubhouse Pub Sunday, February 10, 2019 Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Superbowl Party in the Pub at the Clubhouse!

All Day $1.50 Bud Drafts. February 3, 2019 11:00 A.M.

$5 to taste & judge Prizes Awarded! (570) 698-4100 ext. 151 to enter your Soup

SUNDAY PASTA NIGHT at the Clubhouse Sunday Pasta Night $8.95 At The Clubhouse

Choice pasta and choice ofa Choice of pasta of and choice of sauce. Served with rolls, and side salad. with rolls sauce. Served 8.95 and a side salad. Pasta Sauces SAUCES Penne Alfredo PASTA Alfredo Fettuccini Marinara Penne Spaghetti Ala Vodka Marinara Cheese Ravioli Rose Fettuccini Vodka Creamy Pesto Spaghetti Fresh Pomodoro Rose Cheese Creamy Pesto Ravioli Additions Fresh Pomodoro Grilled Shrimp 4.00 Grilled Chicken 2.00 ADDITIONS Sausage 1.00 Grilled Shrimp 4.00 2 Meatballs 4.00 Eggplant Parmesan 3.00 2.00 Grilled Chicken Chicken Parmesan 3.00 Sausage 1.00 Broccoli .50 2 Meatballs 4.00 Roasted Red Peppers .50 Eggplant Parmesan 3.00 Primavera Mix 1.00 (Zucchini, squash, portabella mushrooms) Chicken Parmesan 3.00

Broccoli .50 Roasted Red Peppers .50 Primavera Mix 1.00

(zucchini, squash, portabello mushrooms)



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The Clubhouse 10 th Hole Pub Menu

Starters & Sides

Calamari 9.95 Pretzel Bites 6.95 Flour dusted, with fried banana peppers, Soft and chewy pretzel bites, served with our Calamari 9.95 ale cheddar dip and mustard. served with marinara. Flour dusted, with withStickers marinara. 6.95 Shrimp Skewers 6.95fried banana peppers, servedPot Choice of Sauce: Buffalo, Teriyaki,Shrimp Bourbon, Steamed Skewers 6.95 pork and vegetable pot stickers Lemon or Cajun. served withor soy sauce. ChoiceGarlic, of Sauce: Buffalo, Teriyaki, Bourbon, Lemon Garlic, Cajun. Spring rolls 5.95 Fried Pickles 6.95 Spring rolls 5.95 Fried spring rolls with a side of sweet chili Served with Green Goddess dressing Fried spring rolls with a side of sweet chili glaze. glaze. Pierogis 5.95 Nachos 9.95 Nachos 9.95 Sautéed or fried topped with sautéed onions, House-made chili, cheddar House-made chili, cheddar cheese, lettuce,cheese, lettuce, tomato, servedand withonion. sour cream tomato, and onion. Make It grande 15.95 Quesadilla 6.95 Make It grande 15.95Mozzarella Sticks 5.95Cheddar Jack blend cheese Mozzarella Sticks 5.95 Served with marinara sauce. Add Chicken 2.00 Served with marinara sauce. Potato Skins 5.95 Pretzel Bites 6.95 Cheddar cheese and bacon.


Sauces - Hot, Mild, Hot Goddess, Garlic Parm, Teriyaki, BBQ, Honey Mustard, Sweet Chili, Sweet and Tangy. Dry Rub - Old Bay, Cajun, Ranch, House BBQ Mesquite. Boneless 1/2 lb 6.95 Bone In Order of 10 Boneless Full Pound 9.95 Add Bleu Cheese or Celery

Soup & Salad

9.95 .50

Soup of the Day Cup 3.50 I Bowl 4.95 French Onion Soup 5.25 Provolone cheese, croutons House-made Chili Crock 5.25 Add Cheddar & Onion .75 Greek Salad 8.95 Fresh Greens, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, roasted red peppers, grape tomato, cucumber, and red onion.

Chef’s Salad 9.95 Grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, ham, turkey and Swiss. Crispy Chicken Salad 9.95 Chicken tenders, fresh greens, shredded cheddar, grape tomatoes, red onion, and sliced cucumber.

Add to any salad: Chicken: 2.00 Shrimp: 4.00 Steak Tips 5.00

Flatbread Pizza

Buffalo Chicken 9.95 Breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, mozzarella, bleu cheese crumbles. BBQ Chicken 9.95 Breaded chicken, bbq sauce, mozzarella, shredded cheddar.

Marguerite 8.95 Pesto, fresh mozzarella, tomato. Greca Pizza 8.95 Kalamata olives, feta, mozzarella, grilled chicken.


Reuben 8.95 Green Goddess Wrap 8.95 Corned Beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, grilled Breaded chicken, cheddar cheese, bacon,lettuce, rye, Russian dressing. tomato, onion, Green Goddess dressing. Hot Pastrami 8.95 Buffalo Chicken Wrap 8.95 Hot pastrami, provolone, spicy brown mustard, Breaded chicken, buffalo sauce, lettuce, tomato, on grilled rye. onion, Bleu Cheese dressing. Foot Long Cheesesteak 9.95 Chicken Sandwich 8.95 American Cheese, sautéed onions, mushrooms, Grilled chicken breast covered in and peppers. smoked Gouda and cheddar cheese Chicken Parmesan Hoagie 8.95 with bacon and jalapeno peppers. Breaded chicken, marinara sauce, mozzarella Grilled Vegetable Sandwich 8.95 cheese. Grilled zucchini, squash, and red onion, goat Turkey Club 8.95 cheese, and balsamic reduction. Turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise. Portabella Mushroom Sandwich 8.95 Grilled Cheese 4.95 Grilled portabella mushroom, American cheese, choice of bread roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, Add Tomato .50 I Add Bacon .99 and balsamic glaze. BLT 7.95 Hot Italian Hoagie 8.95 Bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayo, Spicy capicola, prosciutto, provolone, banana choice of bread. peppers, and sundried tomato vinaigrette.



Traditional Burger 7.95 Lettuce, tomato, onion, choice of cheese.

Chicken Finger Basket 9.95 Breaded and fried chicken fingers, fries, honey mustard or BBQ dipping sauce. Honey Stung Chicken Basket 11.95 4 piece bone in breaded & fried chicken with fries. Fish and Chips Basket 10.95 Beer Battered Cod served with fries.

Double Bacon Burger 9.95 American cheese, Applewood smoked bacon. Smokehouse Burger 9.95 Smoked Gouda Cheese, frizzled onions, bacon, sriracha ketchup. A1 Burger 9.95 Crispy onions, bacon, cheddar cheese, & A1 Sauce.

Popcorn Shrimp Basket 11.95 Popcorn fried shrimp in a basket with fries.

Bourbon Burger 8.95 Sautéed onions, cheddar cheese, bourbon glaze.


Chicken Alfredo 16.95 Chicken Breast with a house-made parmesan cream sauce. Served over fettuccini. Blackened: .50 Chicken Parmesan 15.95 Breaded chicken topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese. Served over pasta. Smokey BBQ Ribs Slow roasted smokey BBQ Baby back ribs. Served with choice of baked potato, mashed potato, or fries. Half slab 11.95 Full slab 17.95 Steak Tips 17.95 Eight ounces of marinated steak tips. Served with choice of mashed potatoes or baked potato.

New York Strip Steak 19.95 Twelve ounce cut of strip loin grilled to your desired temperature. Served with choice of baked potato, mashed potato, or fries. Add Mushrooms or Onions: .50 Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers 12.95 Three teriyaki shrimp skewers grilled and coated with teriyaki sauce. Served with choice of mashed potatoes, baked potato, or fries Creamy Pasta Primavera 12.95 Zucchini, squash, and portabello mushrooms tossed in penne, or fettuccini in a light alfredo sauce.

Clubhouse Valentine’s Day Private Dining Event February 14, 2019 5:00 - 8:00 p.m Reservations Required Please Call (570) 698-4100 ext. 150

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Winter Sports Complex The Hideout SKI HILL

Skiing • Snowboarding Ski Rentals • Snowboard Rentals Lessons • Snowtubing • Ice Skating

The Hideout Winter Sports Complex is located off Westwood Drive across from the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Parking is available in the Nubia Malkin Art Center lot. The Complex has a bunny slope, three novice and intermediate trails, chair lift, snowtubing area with lift, and a covered ice skating rink. We also have a Rental Shop, Ski Lodge with fireplace, and Snack Bar.

Child - 5 to 12 years Adult - 13 years & older (Children 4 & under receive complimentary lift tickets) Adult Child Adult Child Member Member Guest Guest Day $16.00 $11.00 $20.00 $15.00 Night $12.00 $ 8.00 $16.00 $12.00 Combo $20.00 $15.00 $24.00 $19.00

Ski Lodge Office: (570) 698-4100, ext. 170 Ski Patrol: (570) 698-4100, ext. 172 Ski School: (570) 698-4100, ext. 173


Ski Hill Hours Regular Hours ~ Weather Permitting


Adult Day $23.00 Night $21.00 Combo $32.00

Friday - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday - 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Presidents’ Week

February February February February February

15 - 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. 16 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 17-21 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 22-23 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 24 - 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Adult $26.00 (any session) Child $21.00 (any session)


Individual pass $150.00 Family Pass $325.00 Guest Individual $200/Guest Family $400 Available for purchase at the POA


Adult/Child - $8.00 per person per hour Tubing sessions are 1 hour in length & are held every hour on the hour. *Children must be 42” tall and parents signature required on Tubing Waiver Single Tubes only (one person per tube).

Child $16.00 $13.00 $25.00


Note: A lift ticket must be purchased with rental equipment. All rental equipment must remain at the amenity. No seasonal rentals. Rentals are full sets only.

Friday - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Ski HillWeather Snack Shop Permitting



Same operating hours as the Ski Hill Ice conditions permitting

Rentals - 2 Hour Session Child $4.00 (12 years & under) Adult $7.00 (13 years & older)

Ski School Lessons Member Group Lesson (1 hour 4 ppl max) $16.00 Private Lesson (1 hour) $26.00 Private Lesson (2 hour) $41.00 Semi Private (1 hour for both) $36.00

Guest $18.00 $31.00 $46.00 $41.00

Hideout Ski/Snowboard School Lesson Sessions Lessons may be booked one (1) day in advance. Full payment is required at the time of reservation and is non-refundable. If a student has any physical or learning disability, please notify the ski school desk so we can accommodate. Ages 4 years & older: All levels for Ski & Snowboard

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. All Levels Ski & Board 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. All Levels Ski & Board 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. All Levels Ski & Board 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. All Levels Ski & Board

Cross Country Ski Rentals

Available at Recreation. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 for conditions & cross country ski rental rates. Must have a 6” base on the Golf Course pathway. Adult 2 Hours $9.00 All Day $19.00

Child $7.00 $15.00

Ski Hill Operations vary due to weather conditions. Call ahead for information.


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THE KEY TO JOINT REPLACEMENTS By: Bernard J. Povanda, PT, COMT, Direct Access Certified


oint replacement surgery is done to alleviate pain caused by moderate to severe knee or hip arthritis. The most common symptoms of osteoarthritis are joint pain and stiffness, along with joint swelling, and decreased range of motion. As the condition progresses, arthritis patients often require total hip replacements (THR) and/or total knee replacements (TKR) to maintain mobility and life quality.

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Most orthopedic surgeons will give their patients a script for physical therapy before TKR and THR surgery, or “pre-hab.” During these visits, we assist patients with the exercises they need to strengthen the knee/ hip area and improve flexibility, that help them to recover faster. Patients are also taught the proper way to use the walker and cane that will assist them after surgery. Today’s hip and knee replacement prosthetics use innovative plastics and metals that are more durable and last longer. Although joint replacements have come a long way over the past decades, with high-tech materials and new minimally invasive procedures, proper rehabilitation is still a critical part of a successful joint replacement - no matter what the patients’ age and mobility status. The new joint needs continued attention and care to function normally. Getting up and moving soon after joint replacement surgery is key to a successful outcome. It also helps prevent life-threatening complications, such as blood clots. During outpatient physical therapy, the therapist will devise a plan of care that enables the patient to achieve goals and targets. It is vital to the healing process. Stretches and strengthening exercises help the patient regain balance, control and range of motion in the surgically replaced joint. PT sets you up for the physical activity you’ll be getting back to in your everyday life!


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evalidation is in full swing; and as a result, the Registration Department is in “high gear” meeting the needs of our membership. The 2019 Membership Packet has been mailed out; as you read through the packet, please fill out the Membership Information Form. THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR 2019 STICKERS. If you will be using the “mail in / mail out” option, please be sure to include copies of your vehicle registrations, college student ID’s, and permanent “guest” vehicle registrations. If you will be stopping in to see us for your 2019 stickers, PLEASE COME PREPARED. The more prepared you are, the quicker the revalidation will be. Be considerate of others waiting in line; have your paperwork ready. If you will be purchasing seasonal pool stickers, additional/replacement badges, permanent guest vehicle stickers or guest social membership, please fill out the Assessment Fee form enclosed in the mailing. This will expedite the process of meeting all of your needs. If you are paying your dues by credit card an additional $50 credit card convenience fee will apply. The month of February traditionally brings cold temperatures and snow!!! Our Ski Hill will be working diligently grooming “the hill” for your enjoyment. Be sure to visit our website to keep updated on upcoming events and activities.

FEBRUARY EMPLOYMENT ANNIVERSARIES Thank you for being such a valuable member of our Hideout team. Wishing you the best for continued success in our community! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks! Name



Susan D’Orazio Public Safety Deborah Henneforth Registration Donna Kiely Finance Vionette Bourne Food & Beverage Scott Patterson Maintenance Tawnya Reid Recreation

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BOARD MEETING MINUTES - 11/17/18 continued from page 7 Then if they get twelve or more punches members receive all of the items as well as a $25 Hideout cash card. • Events start tonight with It’s a Wonderful Life radio show, potluck on the 21st, craft fair on the 24th, punch brunch on the 25th with a corn hole tournament to follow, tree lighting on the December 1 and trivia at the Clubhouse to follow, dart tournament on the 2nd, 5K on the 8th and then later on is DJ Billy at the Clubhouse. ReMax is co-sponsoring The Hideout kids Holiday party is on the 15th and an ugly Sweater party with DJ McGuyver at the Clubhouse, breakfast with Santa, Flatland Ruckus on the 22nd and a movie night over at Recreation, three point shootout at the RSC on the 26th, children’s bingo and family bingo. • Wished everyone a Happy Holiday. Public Safety Manager, Joseph Kozuch: • The overall budget for the Public Safety department is looking very well and year to date $10,820 favorable to budget. This is made up by revenue that is above by $14,871 year to date. Unfortunately, this is generated from citations but also from access devices such as, clickers. • Capital budget this year of $71,000 which included vehicles, radios and cameras is favorable $4,828.00. Capital is 95% to 99% finished for the year. • Through October; there were 11 citations and 384 year to date, 1 violation notice and 83 year to date, 3 motor vehicle accidents and 36 year to date, 0 thefts and 4 year to date, 3 of which were cleared with an arrest. There were 0 burglaries and 1 year to date, 44 investigations and 619 year to date which covers incidents that have no specific classification. There were 9 alarm responses for the month and 96 year to date, 30 aided injuries and 294 year to date 1 domestic dispute and 16 year to date, 0 harassment of staff and 0 year to date but to clarify there were harassment calls mixed in with investigations. There were 3 fire calls and 12 year to date, 40,142 incoming cars through the north gate and 423,389 year to date, 24,627 incoming cars through the main gate and 241,069 year to date, 10,680 incoming cars through Stock Farm and 107,046 year to date. For a total of 75,449 incoming cars for the month of October and 771,504 vehicles year to date. Processed 5,636 guests for the month and 62,544 year to date, received 3,945 phone calls for the month and 42,720 year to date, patrolled 11,591 miles for the month and 103,933 year to date, 2050 calls for service and 22,856 year to date, filed 90 incidents reports for the month and 11,039 year to date, fuel usage (which is up due to new vehicles) was 1,044 gallons for the month and 10,086 gallons year to date. • A few topics discussed: Two incidents, which are under investigation by the State Police, where there were thefts of coper tubbing in the homes. Both were on Chestnut Hill Drive. State police are involved. Public Safety Manager requests if anyone sees anything suspicious; such as copper tubing on a pick-up truck, not only in that area but anywhere to please

call North Gate and they will respond. He suggests to stay aware with open eyes. Hopefully this is an isolated event. • Regarding the emergency numbers: January 1st is the deadline to have the new numbers in place. A postcard was mailed out to the membership regarding compliance details. Lake Ariel Fire Department is offering installation for the membership. The numbers were first mandated by Wayne County through the state in order to be compliant with grant money which helps keep taxes lower. After January 1st if signs are not in place there will be $150 citation for failure to comply. After 30 days there will be another $300, $450 in total fine and after there is disciplinary action. The disciplinary committee can impose additional fines. These signs are important for the safety of the membership in case of an emergency. The Lake Ariel Fire department has been very instrumental in this matter. They can be reached by phone or email at hideout911signs@ Al Ray, who’s the assistant chief has been spearheading this and about two thousand signs have already been placed. Public Safety Manager urges everyone to get the sign installed as this can save your life. • Kenny Baux, patrol officer on the day shift, has been promoted to the rank of corporal on day shift. He’s a very dedicated and friendly man who came to us from CMC Hospital where he worked public safety for years. He is certified in EMT, First Aid, an instructor for CPR and ADT, pepper spray, hand cuffing, and expandable baton. He always has a smile and a positive attitude and represents what this department is all about. Dedicated to our membership and recently married and now lives here in the Hideout. • Wished everyone a happy holiday. -Question about sign requirements. -Public Safety Manager stated that other than the size there is no requirement. However, he suggests that they are placed as high as possible which will avoid them being covered by snow and make them visible on both sides as seconds matter in an emergency. -Question about the validity of compliance with the size of the emergency 911 sign and how it appears the Lake Ariel Fire Dept. is the sole place where the sign can be purchased. Also stated members of The Fire Department were paid first responders and had something to gain by selling and putting these signs up. -Public Safety Manager stated the signs can be purchased at Amazon, and at basically any sign company as long as the sign is in compliance. It was clarified that the fire department’s profit margin is about a dollar per sign and it is a fundraising activity similar to the breakfasts and other yearly fundraising functions. As was the fact that Lake Ariel Fire Department is a volunteer Fire Department and everything is paid by the funds from these activities. It is important that signs are highly visible and the fire department had nothing to do with the

sign’s measurement requirements. Also, vacant lots do not need a sign and homes under construction not in compliance will be looked at on a case by case basis. Obviously the sooner you can put up a sign the better. -Question on why some members address Public Safety disrespectfully especially when they are responding to an emergency situation involving their safety. -Public Safety Manager stated unfortunately it happens more often then you think and it is appreciated that this is of concern from some members. -Question about a citation a member received erroneously under his lot number when he was not in the hideout at the time. -Public Safety Manager will look into it and get more details about the matter and possibly remove it if it’s not the correct lot. -Vice President extended a welcome to all veterans for a free dinner from 5-7pm at the Lake Ariel Fire House.

Communications Manager, Lisa Green: • Financial Manager presented the Communications Manager with a certificate of appreciation for her dedication as a Hideout employee for twenty (20) years. • Informed the membership she was promoted to Communications Manager after 20 years of employee service as the Advertising Editor. Stated with the new role she will be looking into new phases and new visions. So, if anyone has feedback, ideas or suggestions do not hesitate to contact her directly but asked for patience as she transforms into her new role. • Explained the various forms of communication here at The Hideout being the Hideabout that comes out monthly. To receive it on a monthly basis an annual subscriptions of $16 is available. The Hideabout Extra comes out biweekly which lists all upcoming events and activities. Channel 20 runs daily and the website has many resources for members as well. Email blast is a source of information instantly and members can sign up on-line or with the Registration Department. • Informed members if they want accurate information to please use our Facebook page not others that are out there. • Stated the The Hideout Flower logo is licensed to us and the information posted on other sites is not necessarily based on facts and proper information. Also, informed members our site has the trademark Flower.

Recreation Manager, Joshua Aniskevich: • Through the end of October, Laurel Park revenue is unfavorable $1,575 but year to date $24,926 which is slightly above last year’s income. Total expenses year to date are favorable $265 and bottom line $12,080 which is unfavorable $1,310. • Marina operations concluded for the year with year to date revenues unfavorable $5,340 with a total of $150,900,50. Total expenses are favorable $2,520 and bottom line unfavorable $2,820. • Pool and beaches operations concluded for the year and year to date revenue is $748 unfavorable. Total revenue is $106,752 which was $3,000 higher than 2017. Total expenses are favorable $50,947 mainly due to salaries. Bottom line favorable $50,197 to budget. • Recreation revenue year to date is unfavorable $25,769. Some areas accounting for this deficit are mini golf and special events attendance. Total expenses are favorable $18,476 and bottom line recreation is favorable $7,203. • Art Center revenue is unfavorable $5,768 year to date. Total expenses are unfavorable $5,048 and bottom line unfavorable $10,851. • Woodshop revenue is favorable $281 and year to date $3,281. Total expenses are unfavorable $2,006. Bottom line unfavorable $1,725. • Across all six departments revenues are $38,831 unfavorable. Total expenses are $65,118 favorable and bottom line favorable $26,287. • Upcoming events; Children Bingo on Friday, November 23 at the Recreational Sports Complex, basketball tournament, Saturday, November 24, Annual Holiday Craft Fair at the Main Lodge, Saturday, November 24, family flag football at the south side football field, however it may not take place to it being snow covered, Sunday, November 25 corn hole registration and tournament at the main lodge, it’s $25 per team, limited to 20 teams. Saturday December 3 Tree Lighting ceremony at Roamingwood Park. -Question if we are using the old ornaments. -Recreation Manager stated we will be using unbroken old ornaments and new ones as well. -Question about if any thought has been given to planting a permanent Christmas tree at Roamingwood Park. -Recreation Manager stated since it will be a permanent spot he will talk about the possibility of it. -Question about when the fan in the gym be fixed -Recreation Manager stated he will look into that but it can be due to construction that’s going on. -Question about if access to the Halloween Craft show is permitted to the general public. -Recreation Manager explained only to member’s friends and family with passes. -Question regarding why outside customers are not given access. continued on page 19

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Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 12/14/18



Hideout Woodworkers Business Meeting - 1/8/19

Pledge of Allegiance Meeting called to order by Bob Addieg, he asked if there were any new members or guests present? The following new members were present: Lou Caprario, Fred Beerman, Carol Monson, and John Cleveland. John Gaspari read the minutes of the November meeting. A motion was made and seconded to accept the minutes as read. Ray Lubanski read the treasurer’s report. A motion was made and seconded to accept the report as read. Correspondence: We received a Card from Veto Montone, wishing all a happy holiday. He also said he is doing well in his new home and is organizing a wood workers club. Sickness and Distress: Andy Mihok passed away. Al Brookmeyer was hospitalized with heart failure, and is now The next ECC Committee meeting will be held on Friday, December 28th, 2018, Friday, home and doing well. Al Auricchio was January 11th, 2019 and Friday January 25th, 2019 hospitalized with fluid around his heart, Review/Discussion: and is now home and doing well. 1. Amendment Regarding Objects Attached to Trees – CMR to be written up and Committee Reports: The recreation reviewed and voted on at the next meeting of December 28th, 2018 manager Josh is no longer employed 2. Administrative Fee – was discussed that the fee assessed for rescinded citations at the Hideout, Joe Carolan is acting as prior to 11/17/18 applies. the interim manager. Recreation will 3. Ice Fishing – liability/safety issue, water table fluctuates. be holding an open house at the wood New Business: shop on Saturday, January 19th, from 1 No new business. to 5 PM. They have asked us to set up a Motion to adjourn: Paul Spiese. Seconded by: Larry Lieberher. table at the recreation center to highlight All in favor. what the woodworkers are all about. Bob Meeting ended at: 9:35 a.m. said he would man the table, asked for volunteers to be in the shop during the COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES open house. Bob remaindered everyone that the soda, coffee, and cookies are not free, we request that you leave a onedollar donation for coffee and cookies and fifty cents for soda. This helps to pay for Call to Order: Robert Brinsfield-Facilities Manager with other committees. It was also suggested that the goodies. Pledge of Allegiance a Quarterly meeting be held between Committee Safety Training and Security: Ken Wenz Present: Peter Boyer - Chairperson, Andy Vuolo, Chairpersons and the Managers. The committee reported that he has two prospective new Rich Maxwell, Karl Englert, Laura Rusnak, Scott liked this idea and it will be mentioned at the members for a safety class. He is waiting Patterson, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison, Board Session on Saturday 1/12/19, to set up a for at least three more people before he Robert Brinsfield – Facilities Manager, Tina quarterly meeting in March. schedules a class. Fairfax – PW Assistant • Dog Park Water Problem: Robert explained Excused: Robert Addieg, Michelle Popadynec that the Environmental Manager has some funds Building and Equipment: It was noted that Minutes from meeting on December 12, 2018 for planting available so they are planning to put the dust collectors are full and must be emptied; Andy said we would take care for approval. Any changes, questions or more trees in to help absorb the water. comments: There were none. • Mud by Dog Park Gates: Robert explained that of it this week. Bob Addieg reported that Motion to accept: Laura Rusnak they will be getting quotes for a fix to this issue we installed the new Jet Belt Disk Sander. Second by: Karl Englert - All in favor and hopefully it can be squeezed in this year. Chuck fixed the scroll saw and is working Comments – Robert introduced Tina Fairfax to • Laurel Park Tree Removal: RFP’s have on fixing the vertical chop saw.

Projects: The POA has asked us to build six duck nesting boxes, to be placed around the lake. The boxes must be made out of cedar. Ryan Hill the Environmental Manager, is going to contact Derlin Bros. Lumber to get a price for the cedar boards, he will then put in a work order to the POA. We will start building the boxes when we receive the wood. The POA has also asked us to build six cat shelters, to be used to deal with the feral cat problem! Bob thanked everyone who contributed toys for the Toys for Tots program and thanked Bill Wagner for delivery them. Social: The Christmas luncheon was held at Bongo’s, and was enjoyed by all that attended. As usual Buddy and Pattie provided us with a great luncheon at a reasonable price, and we intend to go to Bongo’s for future functions. Al Auricchio reported that he contacted the Rail Riders regarding our yearly night at the ball park that. They have given us the following Friday night dates, July 19th, August 2nd, and August 9th. We will post the dates on the bulletin board for comments and finalize the date at a future meeting. The York golf trip is scheduled for May 14th, 15th, and 16th. John Gaspari will contact the hotel and golf courses for prices. Old Business: None New Business: At our last meeting we discussed the possibility of building something to be raffled off at the Craft Fair. Bob opened the floor for a general discussion on what we would like to build. It was decided that we build one bench and two bears and the possibility of a coffee table. It was suggested that we start this project on Wednesday January 30th, from 9 AM till 12:30 PM, and continue each Wednesday until the project is completed. It was also suggested that we make picture posters of the completed items and place them around the complex to advertise the raffle. We place a sign near the pool to direct people to the Craft Fair being held in the Lodge! John Gaspari will contact recreation to reserve the lodge for May 24th and 25th for the Craft Fair.

entering the North side of the community it seems very dark. Scott will look at it. It is possible that we need to update from sodium to LED. • PPL: Robert informed the committee that he has received notification from PPL that they will be slowing changing their lights to LED. • Hidden Lake: The committee was informed that coming in from Stock Farm road around the curve there are two potholes approximately 4 ft from each other that pose a danger to cars. • The committee was informed that the rocks at the Woodworkers have been moved so no one will go into the ditch. • The committee was informed that the lights at the North Mailboxes have been cleaned. • It was brought up that there had been a dead deer by the gate at Stock Farm Road for a long period of time. Scott will have it removed. • Michael Terranova thanked the Committee and the Maintenance Crew for their good work. • Pothole at Main Gate: The Committee was informed that PennDOT has been called and we are awaiting a response. This will be reported on in the next meeting. • Paving: Robert informed the committee that he has a bit of extra money to do paving and he was thinking of paving the Trash parking lot and the North Beach parking lot. He asked

the Committee if they had any other ideas for parking lot areas that need to be done. The North Pool Mailbox parking lot was discussed. Robert indicated that this would probably done in the 2020 budget. The Woodworkers parking lot was discussed. This can be reviewed as an additional project. • Chesapeake Watershed: It was explained that The Hideout is part of the Wallenpaupack Watershed with our stormwater emptying into the Delaware River and the MS4 hasn’t come up to us yet. • Grate by dam: The committee was informed that a temporary fix has been made and that they are doing weekly inspections. • Lake lowering level: It was discussed why the lake was lowered so much. Robert explained that this was due to the valve inspection and repair. It was further explained that this was within our permit which is 10 ft. The lake was only lowered 7 ft. A comment was made that it was nice to see how clean the lake is. No trash in the area that was lowered.

Call to Order at 9:00 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance. Present: Paul Spiese, Larry Lieberher, Andy Vuolo, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison, Ryan J. Hill, Environmental Manager and Francine Spinelli, Admin. Asst., Environmental Department Excused: Jeffrey Ross Guest: John Thompson, Lot 134 Motion to approve the meeting minutes of November 21st, 2018 by: Larry Lieberher Seconded by: Paul Spiese All in favor. Permits issued by ECC Secretary since the November 21st, 2018: Permits for Review: Lot/Street Type Owner Approved Yes/No Contractor 137 Underwood Rowland Home Lane Hot Tub Heaven Lane, LLC Yes Maintenance 1307 Lakeview Drive West Major Landscape Shapiro / Karmel Yes D. Chapman 2176 Northgate Replace Front Deck Court South Press/Footer Dolan Yes A to Z 4293 Chestnut Hill Drive Porch Sadowski Yes Brother’s

Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - 1/9/19

the committee. He also informed the committee that he would like to transition the name of the Department from Public Works to Facilities. He explained that the department no longer does actual Public Works as it did years ago, the work fits more into the category of Facilities. The committee thought this was a good idea. It will be brought to the Board of Directors for approval. Discussion: • Northgate Mailbox lights update: We are not at a point where we can put LED’s yet. Robert will keep the committee updated. • Availability of larger boxes in mail box areas: Robert asked Tina to reach out the Post Office to see what is needed to accomplish. Report will be made at next meeting. • It was discussed that members from other committees should attend the Public Works Committee Meetings when they have concerns or needs that need to be addressed and vice versa for the Public Works Committee. This would improve communications between the different committees. It was suggested that one way to address this is when concerns come up, it should be directed to the committee chair involved with the issue with a request to have a liaison from that committee attend the initiating committees meeting. It was further stated that there are a lot of things discussed at various committee meetings but it is unknown if issues are shared

been sent out and some responses have been received. Looking at March for this project. • Stop Sign for Lakeview Drive East: Will work on in the spring/summer. • Garbage Dump: It was discussed that the blue dumpster is being used for things other than recycling. There seems to be some misinterpretation as to what this dumpster is for. Normally the Green are for recycling so people are unsure of what this dumpster is for. The committee discussed whether this dumpster can be changed with a green one or painted green. Scott said he will check to see what can be done to replace/recolor the dumpster. Robert indicated that there had been some talk about getting rid of recycling but this would be environmentally irresponsible. • Car on LVDW: It was discussed that there is a car that parks at the very top of the driveway. This could cause a safety hazard to those who are snowplowing because the car is so close to the edge of the road. Robert said he will reach out to Public Safety to see what could be done about having the Property Owner move the vehicle. Robert also queried whether we need to have an official written rule addressing this issue. It was also queried that if we give written notice (i.e. Citation) does that take some legal liability off of the Association. • North Gate - North: It was discussed that when

There being no further business; a motion to adjourn was made and seconded. Meeting Adjourned

Motion to adjourn: 9:55 am Motion by: Andy Vuolo Second by: Laura Rusnak Next meeting: 9:00 AM, February 13, 2019



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BOARD MEETING MINUTES - 11/17/18 continued from page 17 -President explained once access is gained we cannot restrict that they only go to fair. We are a private community and like to keep activities internal especially with no member sponsorship in case something happens. -Suggestion for the future to put a building on the land we just bought where we can see who’s coming in. Comment about the new budget if money can be allotted to Laurel Park for the inclusion of the campgrounds, new roads and removal of trees that look like they going to fall down. Comment about the Recreation Manager’s enthusiasm being appreciated. Facilities Manager, Robert Brinsfield: • Year to date, there were 159 work orders created with 14 still open. • There were 139 tons of trash pulled out and 21 recycling containers which are down from previous months. • 513 gallons of gasoline was used and 389 gallons of propane. • Brine is unfavorable $14,046 due to snow removal. • Year to date, capital is favorable $14,277. • 194.5 hours went towards yesterday’s snow removal along with 2,000 gallons of brine and 25 tons of salt. The team did a great job and we learned from the 2017 storm. Implemented a lot of new policies and procedures such as, good communication with the crew ahead of time, equipment was up and running and made sure all ducks were in a row. Thanked the community for all of the equipment requested throughout the years. Only had a break line go down and a belt on a spreader which was repaired and back on the road. • RS&W decided to postpone overlay of the road to the spring of 2019. This will allow trenches to settle over the winter and we will not wind up with dips and valleys on the roads. They are going to continue restorations for POA properties and homeowner properties throughout the winter. Has seen them out there moving rocks, taking out swells, putting some hay down and on nice days they will be putting asphalt down between driveways and the road. Informed members to not be concerned too much about the final coat or the space in between, when they come in with the final top coat they’ll marry into the driveway. The white lines some members might have seen is an indication where they will bringing it into. Phone calls from members are communicated with RS&W and Matt White does respond but maybe not immediately so it is important that you communicate with them as a homeowner and get logged in into their system. • Current projects: the lodge deck will be finish next week. Recreational Sports Center sprinkler conversion that was an unbudgeted capitol project, will be converted from the wet system to a dry system and will prevent sprinkler breaks when it’s negative 5 degrees. There are a couple of storm water projects to complete up on Brentwood and Lakeview Drive West. The Kiddie pool has been taken off the shelf for now. There was concern that

it was going to be falling off and drifting into the lake and but that has stabilized and there is no need to go through the expenditure.

-Question about if they can do something with the lights at the Library. -Facilities Manager explained he believes there are some electrical issues that will be addressed. -Question if RS&W will be striping the roads due to safety concerns. -Facilities Manager stated it was rescheduled and weather pending is scheduled for next Monday. -Question if a shelter could be added to the bus stop at Recreation for the kids to wait for the bus in. -Facilities Manager stated he will look into a permanent structure for them. -Question if the striping on the roads can be reflective due to how dark it is here. -Facilities Manager explained the application has glass beads that are used in the paint for reflection -Facilities Manager complimented the snow plowing crew for a job well done. Environmental Manager, Ryan Hill: • Year to date, total ECC fines and administration fees collected was $11,000 which is up $400 from last week. Year to date, total fines issued were $577 which is up $82 from last week and $5,750 citations on account which is down $50 from the previous week. Is working on ways to address ECC violations which will impact that number. • Issued $1,073 in ECC permits which is up $23 year to date. There have been a lot of permits, which is good. Seen a lot of improvements in development with 248 Resales year to date. Resale revenue is $49,600 which is up $1,200 from the previous week. Year to date, resale revenue is $12,600 which is up $300 from the week prior. Year to date, total revenue is $37,000 which is up $1,130 from the previous week. Total number year to date, reviewed 194 vacant lots and 29 blighted properties. • Informed members we are aware the Roamingwood Lake draw down is a little behind for this time of year in which there are a variety of reasons that lead to this. However, we do have some good news. One of the reasons we are a little behind is that in the state of Pennsylvania you have to get permitted by the Fish and Boat commission for a draw down and there is a delay in that paperwork but we have been approved. There are some necessary repairs that need to be done to the valve structure in order for the draw down event to happen safely. Like any machine with moving parts, parts break from time to time and need maintenance and repair. It is an old structure and it controls and regulates a 200 acre Lake and with that there are some things that need to happen in order for the draw down event to happen safely and not flood out anything downstream. From a water structure perspective you always have to be aware of how our actions today affect everyone downstream tomorrow. The Hideout has contracts with two different

services to come onsite to do a temporary repair to the outlet structure. They will be here on Monday and an announcement for lane closure will be going out today or tomorrow to inform the membership. Essentially we are doing a temporary repair to allow a five foot draw down. We are doing this in a very controlled manner and will inspect it that and make sure there are no issues downstream. We expect within a week to see the water drawing down and within 3-4 weeks we will be at the 5 foot draw down mark. Again, be mindful that this has been an extremely saturated and wet year having 15 inches over the yearly average which is a lot of water from a water structure perspective. A lot of these repairs were not able to occur due to the unfavorable conditions. DSI will be coming on site to perform this type of work in a very safe manner because no human life is worth putting at risk to try to adjust mechanical features. Email blasts have been going out since he came aboard in July, trying to get them onsite for repairs but due to unfavorable conditions that existed that would have made it very unsafe. This temporary override has to happen before we will be able to get the lake drawn down to the appropriate level then we can place custom made fabricated parts in place to fix it. Appreciates everyone’s patience and ask that you continue to be patient during the process. • The Wildlife and Forestry committee in conjunction with himself have hosted two educational forums in regards to the feral cats issue. If you drive around the property there are cats just about everywhere and some places more so than others. We are invested in wanting to launch a very effective program to address this. We have not committed to anything yet, other than the educational outreach portion of it and we are open to get another educational endeavor in this winter or early spring. We will propose all options to the Board for review and are hoping to get something in motion in 2019 to effectively address the issue. He appreciates everyone’s patience with this as well. We want to make sure that once we commit to something we stick with the plan and do not want to deviate or take a step back. This will be a communitywide effort and announcements will be made appropriately. Stated he likes to be transparent so please stay tuned if you want information regarding cats on your property and let him know if you need any further information or assistance. • Have several projects coming up in regards to water quality. Some are at a standstill and some are moving forward. One is the Deerfield storm water retrofit project which will be discussed later in today’s Board meeting. • The ACT 13 Ridgeview project is near its final stage. Hoping to install a detention basin in some lots the Hideout owns to slowdown storm water during massive rainstorms as members experienced this summer and early fall. This will give the water a chance to get kicked off the roadways and saturate into the ground so we don’t see flooding events on Lakeview Drive East.

• Still making edits and tweaks on the Roamingwood dam valve rehabilitation project. Because whenever someone is doing work on a large watershed area sediment may be churned up or might be disturbed so you have to submit a control plan. This is being finalized and the details are being worked out. We’ve established a revised 5-year lakes management plan in 2018 with Princeton Hydro. As a new employee is excited and gives us a chance to start fresh and see all the great things that we’ve done in the past plus use all the data we’ve collected to launch forward effectively. The lakes are one of the biggest assets in the community that draws members into the Hideout. We make sure we maintain them properly with the best possible quality as possible. • From a forestry standpoint Dr. Ticehurst with National Gypsy Moth has been riding around with binoculars inspecting trees, which is done on a yearly basis. As of date, he hasn’t heard back from him which is a good thing. Essentially the results from his field work will dictate if we have spray for 2019. We want to be proactive and not retroactive. If we don’t address this, defoliation will occur on our trees. Obviously, we are a very forested community and want to protect our assets. The results should be forthcoming. Tree Savers will be on-site after thanksgiving to inspect the hemlock trees in Roamingwood park. They look for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid which is detrimental to Hemlock trees. This will prep us for an integrated pest management program for 2019. • USDA Wildlife services are performing the deer density survey in December. They drive around and look to see how many deer are around, collect data to give us an accurate count which helps us with our deer management program. • The Penn State Extension office will be in to present on the Spotted Lantern Fly. An email has been sent to the membership regarding this. This is very important as they are detrimental to our forest eco system here at the Hideout. Please come out on November 30 at 5pm at the Clubhouse. Informed members there are many flyers in his office so if you want one please let him know. • The Environmental Department is looking for an additional staff member, a field technician, who will be instrumental in helping the environmental manager. This position will be out in the community conducting field work, ECC permit reviews so he can focus on larger scale projects. Members are encouraged to read through the ECC rules and regulations handbook and the monthly Hideabout article where he addresses the big hitters. Stated things to be mindful about is dead trees, uncovered propane tanks, white doors and garage doors When you sign up and agree to live here in the Hideout you agree to abide by rules and regulations. All the information can be read online to make sure members are in compliance. If you have any questions, please call him for help. continued on page 20

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-Question about Christmas lights on trees and signs. -Environmental Manager informed members it is a rule that no objects can be attached to trees. However, he does use discretion regarding string lights as its temporary and will be taken down in 30 days. A warning gives you 30 days to correct the infraction. -Question about the Dam structure regarding upstream damage because of concern regarding damage to docks and property due to inclement weather. -Environmental Manager stated the concerns are understood. Have to proceed in a safety perspective because we have to make sure that the condition of the lake is safe for the divers. -Questioned about the docks still being in at the main marina. -Facilities Manager informed members this is a manufactured dock called easy dock which lay on top of water and can stay in all year round. -Questioned what is happening with the huge dead trees in Laurel Park. -Facilities Manager stated they have been tagged for removal and is awaiting on contractors to remove them. -Questioned what is being done with debris and junk outside homes. -Environmental Manager stated citations are given and he will get the exact address in question from the member. -Comment about the various covered boats on properties, RVs etc. and if they are registered. Also, questioned the process for citations on resale properties. -Environmental Manager stated we do not want the Hideout to become a storage facility so this will be addressed. Citations are given if properties are not in compliance with the ECC rules and regulations. Also, he inspects a home during the resale process and any items that need to be addressed are communicated to the homeowner. (Questions or comments with regard to Old Business) 4. Old Business: 18-61 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve emergency unbudgeted capital for the Roamingwood Dam valve repair in the amount of $11,000 which is essential to lowering the lake level. Motion made by Barry Neiss seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 7-0. 18-62 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve emergency unbudgeted capital for the Roamingwood Dam valve temporary repair in the amount of $14,463 which is essential to lowering the lake level. Motion made by Marie Krauss seconded by Larry Frotten and passed 7-0. 18-63 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the contract with Diving Services Incorporated for their scope of services for the temporary Roamingwood Dam valve repair.

Motion made by Barry Neiss seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0.

-Question on motion 18-61 and 18-62 what is the difference. -Environmental Manager explained the $11,000 is for 227” by 2“ stainless steel low level outlet gate stem for replacement, which is custom fabricated along with a pedestal mounting plate. The $14,463 is for a temporary low level outlet gate to override the system and this is occurring on Monday. -Question on motion 18-61 is it a new repair or a fix for the previous repair that was done improperly? -Interim General Manager/Financial Manager informed the members this is a new repair due to new damage that occurred that was not part of the original repair. -Chairman explained motions 18-61, 18-62 and 18-63 were approved via a work shop because they had to make commitments and get scheduled. This is why it was done earlier because it is an emergency situation and we have to get the level of the lake down. (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 5. New Business: 18-67 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the contract for 2018 and 2019’s annual financial audit services by independent auditors, Zavada & Associates in the amount of $19,900.00 per year. Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Marie Krauss and passed 7-0. 18-68 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint Daniel Donnelly to the 2019 Nominating Committee per Board President, Jerry Restaino. Motion made by Larry Frotten seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0. 18-69 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint Larry Frotten, and Richard Straczynski to the 2019 Nominating Committee. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Marie Krauss and passed 7-0. 18-70 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for Ciccone Excavating for the Brooks Lake Dam Spillway repair as recommended by management in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00. Motion made by Larry Frotten seconded by Barry Neiss and passed 7-0. 18-71 MOTION RESOLVED TO award the Deerfield Phosphorous Reduction/Growing Greener Grant to the most qualified competitive bidder to O’Hara Excavating in the amount of $100,060.00 as recommended by both

Princeton Hydro and management. Funds will come from unbudgeted capital in 2018 or in the 2019 budget, pending final Board approval. O’Hara Excavating - $223,970.00 Kohrs Excavating - $241,482.50 JS Wright, LLC - $260,856.11 Pioneer Construction - $324,644.50 Maiocco Excavating - $251,816.00 Rutledge Excavating - $273,433.00 Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Barry Neiss and passed 7-0. (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 6. Committee Recommendations:

18-72 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve no projects requiring the breaking of the surface of the ground are permitted, but must be removed upon non-renewal of campsite. Failure to remove such items shall result in a monetary charge to the member on record for the complete cost of clean-up and/or removal. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Larry Frotten and passed 7-0. 18-73 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve that all contractors must submit along with their contractor’s certificate of insurance proving general liability insurance, a copy of their state registration with the Attorney General’s office noting their PA HIC number. Note: Rule to be effective on all property improvements going forward. Existing projects are exempt. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. -Comment that motion 18-72 be modified from approve no projects to not approve projects. -Question if motion 18-73 already exists in the bylaws where you need insurance certificates. -Chairman explained it is in the contractor’s rules and regulations and we’ve been collecting everything except the HIC number copy. If they are doing over $5,000 worth of business they have to apply to the State Attorney General’s office and it is not a permit it is a registration that we have insurance. -Asked if they could clarify motion 18-72. -Chairman explained this applies to long term or seasonal campers that build wooden decks, enclosed fire pits, etc. then leave everything there and the Hideout is stuck with the expense of removing those items. The campsite is not zoned residential and that is not permitted. It is an amenity and no permits are given because it is a rental. -Asked if they could clarify motion 18-75. -President explained the Governing Documents Committee has been going back through the bylaws trying to pick out sections that would affect us immediately. Eventually they will go through all the bylaws to update them because they were written in the 1970’s and a lot of stuff didn’t exist back then. This one has

to do with the Nominating Committee which is something that we want to be able to change before the next election. In January, members will get a copy of the proposed changes in the dues mailing. The Committee has worked on it for a while then it was presented to the Board. It finally came out that this is the correct way that we want to change it. Members will get what the old paragraph was and what the new paragraph is and the purpose of it. Similar to what the State of Pennsylvania puts out when they change legislation. Hopefully this will make things fair for anyone who is going to run and it’s clear to understand what happens with the Nominating Committee and the voting process. -Question regarding when members will be able to review the amendment. -President stated it is going to be printed in the December, January and February Hideabout. Members have until the end of March which is the cut-off date to pay dues. Requested members take their time reading it. -Comment on motion 18-74 regarding the $20 fee if a permit is not picked up. Last year there were 1,100 permits given out and this year 1,070. So, $25 is such a small amount to even be considered. Two thirds of our homeowners are not full-time and 20 days often does not fall within the time period that they are here. A stronger message is not having building permits posted. On motion 15-57 the $50 citation was going to be removed while the 30 day warning period is in effect. If they get the re-occurring citation then the $50 can be applied i.e. 1st$200 and 2nd fine of $200. -Chairman explained the problem with not picking up the permits is that the work starts with no posted permit. The $25 within 20 days is to avoid this from happening. Contractors will pick up the permit if members are told to pick them up or get fined. It is very hectic in the Environmental department with trying to inspect and get these permits out as members often want to start the work immediately. Regarding motion 15-57 there is no 30 day warning only a citation for ECC violations and with motion 18-74 there are over 1000 permits issued which is too many to give a 30 day warning. -Question regarding additional coverage with insurance companies in case there is an accident and it’s deemed that the Hideout is negligent but can’t cover the full monetary liability. -Chairman explained that is the decision of the homeowner to opt for this extra insurance through their insurance company. 18-74 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve permits that are not picked up from the POA within twenty (20) days from when the homeowner is contacted will result in a $25.00 non-refundable fee. Additionally, a $25.00 non-refundable fee will be assessed for permits not returned twenty (20) days from job completion. Any extenuating circumstances must be approved by the Environmental Department. continued on page 39



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Article X, Section 5, Election of Directors Proposed Bylaw Amendment ATTENTION MEMBERS In an effort to simplify and clarify the language of Bylaws Article X, Section 5, while ensuring continued transparency in the Election process, the following changes are recommended by the P.O.A. Board of Directors and the Governing Documents Committee for the benefit of the membership: CURRENT PROVISION: a) Election of Directors shall be by written ballot as hereinafter provided. In all elections of directors, each member entitled to vote shall be entitled to as many votes as shall equal the number of votes which he is entitled to cast on any matter other than election of directors multiplied by the number of directors to be elected and he may distribute such votes among the number of directors to be voted for, but he may not cast more than one (1) vote for a single director. A member is not required to cast all of the votes allocated to him for his ballot to be valid. The person or persons receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected to the vacant position or positions. (As amended December 1996) PROPOSED REVISION: a) Election of Directors shall be by written ballot as hereinafter provided. In all such elections, each member in good standing is entitled to one (1) vote per Lot multiplied by the number of Directors to be elected. Only one vote per Director per ballot is allowed. There is no requirement that all votes to which a member is entitled be cast; however, any ballot with more than one vote per Director or more votes than the number of open positions will be disqualified. The person(s) receiving the most votes will be elected to the vacant position(s). REASONING: Simplifies the language explaining how many votes a member may cast. CURRENT PROVISION: b) The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) members; two (2) members in good standing elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting, two (2) chosen from the membership of the Board of Directors and one (1) member in good standing appointed from the membership by the President of the Association and this member shall not be a current member of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors and the President shall make their appointments within sixty (60) days of the Annual Meeting. The Nominating Committee shall select its Chairman. PROPOSED PROVISION: b) The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) members: i. Three (3) members in good standing elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. In the event that all three (3) positions are not thereby filled, the remaining positions shall be appointed by majority vote of the Board of Directors for member(s) in good standing who are not currently serving on the Board. Such appointment(s) shall be made within sixty

(60) days of the Annual Meeting. ii. Two (2) members, currently serving as Directors, shall be appointed by the Board. One or both of these shall have at least one (1) year’s experience as a Director. The Board shall make these appointments within sixty (60) days of the Annual Meeting. iii. The Nominating Committee shall, by majority vote, select one of the elected members as its Chair no later than the adjournment of the Committee’s first meeting each year. Said Chair shall not be a Director. By March 15th of each year, the Nominating Committee shall submit to the Board of Directors, for its approval, the Election/Campaign Rules and Guidelines. REASONING: b), i Composition of the Nominating Committee is changed to allow for three Committee members to be elected from the floor at the Annual Meeting. This gives the membership, rather than the Board, control of the Committee. Should the community be unable to elect all three Committee members, the entire Board, rather than just the President, may fill the remaining vacancies; b), ii Provides for a at least one experienced Board member on the Nominating Committee rather than two of the most newly elected Directors; b), iii Reflects the current process of Board approval of the Campaign and Election Rules and Guidelines, and limits Board influence on the Nominating Committee. CURRENT PROVISION: c) Candidates for election to the Board of Directors shall be nominated: i) By the Nominating Committee and/or (Amended March 31, 2004) ii) By petition signed by fifty (50) voting members and delivered to the Secretary of the Association between the first and fifteenth of July each year. PROPOSED PROVISION: c) Candidates for election to the Board of Directors shall be nominated by: i. The Nominating Committee and/or ii. Petition, as hereinafter provided. REASONING: c), d), e), f), and g) Arrange and clarify all deadlines, and ensure continued fairness in the Nomination and Petition procedures; also ensures candidates have ample time to submit their letters for publication in the July edition of the Association newspaper. CURRENT PROVISION: d) Commencing with year 1981 between the first and fifteenth day of July of each year, the Nominating Committee shall nominate for election at least two (2) more candidates than are necessary to fill the prospective vacancies on the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee may include the names of candidates nominated by petition to fill this quota if they choose to give them their endorsement. PROPOSED PROVISION: d) By April 15th of each year, any member in good standing seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee shall, via

the POA Registration Desk or the POA Executive Assistant, file with the Secretary of the Association a personal statement of candidacy for election as a Director for the term beginning immediately upon the adjournment of the next Annual Meeting. All candidates seeking such nomination must sign the Affidavit approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and shall abide by the stipulations therein.

necessary to fill the prospective vacancies on the Board of Directors, and shall notify each applicant of the Committee’s decision immediately by regular mail. The Nominating Committee may include the names of candidates nominated by petition to fill this quota if they choose to give them their endorsement.

REASONING: c), d), e), f), and g) Arrange and clarify all deadlines, and ensure continued fairness in the Nomination and Petition procedures; also ensures candidates have ample time to submit their letters for publication in the July edition of the Association newspaper.

f) Commencing with the 2019 election cycle and for each subsequent year, the Nominating Committee shall, between April 15th and May 15th if necessary, attempt to nominate at least two (2) more candidates for election than are needed to fill the prospective vacancies on the Board of Directors, and shall immediately notify each added candidate of the Committee’s decision via regular and/or electronic mail. The added candidates names shall appear last on the ballots, and they must sign the Affidavit approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and shall abide by the stipulations therein; they shall be accorded the same privileges as the other candidates.

CURRENT PROVISION: e) The qualifications of the candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee and those nominated by petition shall be printed and distributed at the same time or prior to distribution of election ballots. PROPOSED PROVISION: e) Commencing with the 2019 election cycle and for each subsequent year, any member in good standing personal candidacy endorsed and signed by not less than fifty (50) different voting members (one per Lot) in good standing; however, no member, regardless of the number of Lots owned, shall sign the petition more than once. The Secretary shall certify the validity of all signatures. Should a candidate’s petition be determined to have an insufficient number of valid signatures, that candidate’s name shall not be placed on the ballot. All candidates by petition must sign the Affidavit approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and shall abide by the stipulations therein. Candidates by petition shall be accorded the same privileges as those nominated by the Nominating Committee. REASONING: c), d), e), f), and g) Arrange and clarify all deadlines, and ensure continued fairness in the Nomination and Petition procedures; also ensures candidates have ample time to submit their letters for publication in the July edition of the Association newspaper. CURRENT PROVISION: f) By April 15 of each year, any member in good standing seeking a nomination by the Nominating Committee shall file with the Secretary of the Association a personal statement of candidacy for election as a Director for the term beginning after the first annual meeting held after the filing of such statement, together with a brief biographical statement. By May 15 of each year any member in good standing who desires to seek election to the Board of Directors may submit to the Nominating Committee a campaign letter that they wish to have published in the July and August issue of the P.O.A. newsletter (The Hideabout). (Amended April 3, 2010) By May 15 of each year, the Nominating Committee shall nominate for election at least two (2) more candidates than are


REASONING: c), d), e), f), and g) Arrange and clarify all deadlines, and ensure continued fairness in the Nomination and Petition procedures; also ensures candidates have ample time to submit their letters for publication in the July edition of the Association newspaper. CURRENT PROVISION: g) All votes in board elections shall be cast on written ballot, which shall: i. Describe the vacancy to be filled, and ii. Set forth the names of those persons who have become candidates for the office of director in the order in which they filed their statements of candidacy with the Secretary of the Association. The ballots shall be prepared and mailed by the Secretary to each member entitled to vote, simultaneously with the mailing of the notice of the Annual Meeting of the Association. The mailing of the ballots and Annual Meeting notice shall occur not less than 31 days prior to the Annual Meeting. Any member in good standing may file with the Secretary of the Association an endorsement of personal candidacy signed by not less than fifty (50) voting members (one per lot) in good standing. All endorsements or petitions must be filed with the Secretary no later than July 15 of the year immediately preceding the next Annual Meeting of the membership. The Secretary of the Association shall certify to the validity of all signatures. Should any candidate’s petition be found to have an insufficient number of valid signatures, then that candidate shall not be placed on the ballot. All candidates by petition shall be given the opportunity to sign the affidavit and shall be accorded the same privileges as those candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee. (Amended March 31, 2004) PROPOSED PROVISION: g) By June 1st, any candidate may submit a campaign letter or statement, which, upon approval by the Nominating Committee, will be published in the July and August editions of the Association continued on page 37

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Feb. 2 Indoor Court prepaid bookings Saturday evenings 5-8 p.m. (Weekly)


Feb. 3 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (Weekly)


Feb. 4 Open Play Pool Lower Level of Clubhouse 6-9 p.m. (Weekly)

Mon. Feb. 4 After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) Wed.

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Recreation Activities - February & March 2019 Contact Recreation (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 or (570) 630-3733

Walking Walking for Wellness - Walk at the RSC Indoor Courts 8:00-9:00 a.m. Mon. through Fri., and Mon., Wed., and Fri. 4:00-5:00 p.m. - FREE. Tennis - Winter Clinic and Private Lessons Professional Instructor - A Professional Tennis Instructor is available offering private lessons and clinics on Saturday at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 & 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m. Please call the Recreation Office for more information. Weekend Clinics - Saturday Clinics are Beginner/ Advanced Beginner 1:00-2:00 p.m. (alternate levels on week to week basis) Advanced Intermediate Men only 2:00-3:00 p.m. Advanced 3:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday Clinics - Advanced Intermediate - Women Only - 10:00 -11:00 a.m. Juniors: Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced (alternate levels on week to week basis) 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m, Intermediate I & II 1:00-2:00 p.m. Mixed Doubles Mixer - February 23, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Round Robin. $10.00 per person. Light Refreshments. Register at Recreation by Feb. 21. Saturday Evening ISC Bookings - Reserve and prepay for use of the Indoor Sports Complex from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. for tennis, pickleball, or basketball. Tennis court $25.00 per hour for members, $30.00 for guests. Basketball/Pickleball Half Court $12.50 per hour for members, $15.00 per hours for guests. Call Recreation to make bookings and pay with a credit card over the phone or make arrangements for bringing cash or check. (Recreation holiday events will take priority.) Holiday Sun. Evening ISC Bookings on Feb. 17 - Reserve and prepay for use of the Indoor Sports Complex from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. for tennis, pickleball or basketball. Tennis court $25.00 per hour for members, $30.00 for guests. Basketball/Pickleball Half Court $12.50 per hour for members, $15.00 per hours for guests. Call Recreation to make bookings, and pay with a credit card over the phone, or make arrangements for bringing cash or check. Athletics After School Open Gym - For school age children and parents. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 3:15-5:00 p.m. at the Recreation Sports Complex indoor courts. Play basketball, practice soccer, jump rope or hula hoop. FREE. Toning & Conditioning - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room. Total body conditioning and stretching using bands and weights. All levels welcome. Contact the Fitness Center for more information. (570) 630-3735. Pool/Billiards Open Play - Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and Monday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the lower level of the Clubhouse. Pickleball Open Play - Tuesday & Friday from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the RSC Indoor Courts (availability and court fees apply). Contact Recreation for more information. Bus Trips Mohegan Sun Day Bus Trip, Wed. - February 6 & March 6. The cost is $20 p.p. which includes $25 Free Play Card and $5 Food Coupon. You must bring your Government Issued Photo ID! The Bus leaves from the Nubia Malkin Art Center Parking Lot at 10:00 a.m and departs from Mohegan Sun at 4:30 p.m. Register at Recreation, (570) 630-3733. Philadelphia Flower Show Bus Trip - Saturday, March 9, leaves Nubia Malkin Art Center at 8:00 a.m., leaves Philadelphia at 6:00 p.m. Cost is $65.00 per person, includes bus, snack, and ticket to the flower show. Recreation Activities Board Game Night - Friday, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the RSC Multipurpose Room. Games are supplied, or bring your own. Winter Games At the Mountain - at the Ski Hill, Saturdays at the Ice Rink, 2:00 p.m., Test your skills. Challenges for everyone! FREE. Salvation Army Clothing Drop Off - Saturday, February 16, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Bring your reusable clothing & shoes, in bags, to the RSC Multipurpose Room. Bring small housewares packed into boxes. For larger furniture and items requiring special handling call them. Questions, contact Recreation. Recreation Open House - Saturday, February 16, 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Indoor Sports Complex. Local information booths, speakers, prizes. Join us at this FREE community event. Teen & Adult Ping Pong Tournament - Saturday, February 16, 3:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. $5.00 per person.

Night at the Races - Saturday, February 16, 6:00 p.m. Place your bet on your favorite horse. Cash bar and snacks available during the races. Bring your member badge and guest with badges. Adults only. Contact Recreation for questions, 570-630-3733. Family Open Gym - Monday, February 18, 11:00 - 12:30 p.m. & Thurs., Feb 21, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts. Must have sneakers, no boots allowed on the tennis courts. Bring valid amenity badge, FREE. Children’s Bingo - Tuesday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multi-purpose room. $1.00 per card. Prizes awarded. Valid Amenity badge required. Family Bingo - Thursday, February 21, 7:00 p.m. at the RSC Multipurpose room. Cost $1.00 per card. Valid Amenity badge required. The Fitness Center Schedule Sunday - 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday - 7:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday - 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturday - 7:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

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The RSC Arcade/Game Room Monday - 11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - 11:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. Wed. & Thursday -11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday - 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Sunday - 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

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Amenity badges are required for all programs; guests are also welcome with a valid guest badge. Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the Recreation Department at (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 or (570) 630-3733.



Tennis at the Hideout

Clinics - Reservations are made through the Recreation Office (570) 630-3733. Players must remain within the appropriate levels determined by the Tennis Pro. Reservations may only be made one day in advance. The clinics are for Adults only, with the exception on Sunday at 11:00 a.m. The Juniors Sunday Clinic at 11:00 a.m. has several levels of play that will alternate on a weekly basis. All Clinics are given at the RSC Courts. Payment can be made at the Recreation Office and clinics should be prepaid. Outdoor clinics are $12.00 for Members and $15.00 for Guests. Indoor clinics are $15.00 for Members and $20.00 for Guests. Anyone reserving a clinic and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not canceled two office hours before the scheduled start time. CLINIC TIMES Adult Beginner / Adv. Beginner Saturday (alternating levels) Men’s Adv. Intermediate Saturday Adult Advanced Saturday Women’s Adv. Intermediate Sunday Juniors (Children ages 8-17) Intermediate I & II

1:00-2:00 p.m.  2:00-3:00 p.m. 3:00-4:00 p.m. 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Sunday (alternating levels)

 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.


 1:00-2:00 p.m.

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Private Lessons Reservations for weekend private lessons can be made through the Recreation Office. Private lessons may be made one (1) week in advance. Weekday lessons must be made directly with the Tennis Professional. Private Lessons are for one (1) hour and are $40.00 for Members and $45.00 for Guests and paid directly to the Tennis Pro. Indoor Court fees for lessons are to be paid at the Recreation Office. Guests are permitted to take lessons only if space is available. Anyone reserving a private lesson and not attending will be charged the full rate if the reservation is not canceled one day in advance. Fall Private Lesson Availabilities are: Saturday Private Lessons: 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Sunday Private Lessons: 12:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Indoor Tennis Reservations Reservations can be made one day in advance only. One (1) court hour may be reserved per lot, per day. The prices for summer court hours are $25.00 per hour for Members and $30.00 per hour for Guests. A guest may not make a court reservation. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.

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Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Draft Minutes - 12/13/18 - Meeting called to order at 3:30 pm - Pledge of Allegiance - Attendees: Committee members: Carol Miller-GrimmChair, Ron Tortoriello, Ken Wenz, Bob Addieg, Richard Yocum, Mary Boyer, Catherin Lowman, Wayne Balanovich, Rec Ass’t Manager-Joe Carolan, John Boandl-Rec Programmer, Board LiaisonLarry Frotten. Excused - Andy Vuolo. Discussion: • The Committee heard an update on the Laurel Park campground area. Trees have been trimmed and others have been marked for removal. The Committee will be continually updated about the present and future needs at the campground area. • Even though the tree lighting was delayed a week, it was a success and a good time was had by all.

• The Recreation Department is busy planning the Recreation Dept. Open House scheduled for Jan. 19th at the indoor recreation and sports complex from 1-5pm. This will include various activities and the community will have an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Recreation Department’s facilities and activities. • The Recreation Department is planning a bus trip to the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday March 9th. The price will be $65. • The Committee had a discussion with our Board Liaison, Larry Frotten, about the qualities required for the Rec. Mgr. position. The next committee meeting will be Jan. 17th at 3:30 pm. at the RSC. The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rick Yocum

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Recreation Department’s 2019 Open House, Rescheduled for February 16, 2019


he Recreation Department would like to cordially invite you to our February 2019 Open House. We look forward to showing off all of our amenities and programs that we offer. We will utilize this amazing event to introduce some of our new programs, as well as familiarize our members with services that we provide. With multiple vendors and activities planned, this is sure to be a fun filled day for the whole family! This event will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Indoor Recreation Complex. We will offer tours and have all of our amenities on display. You will be able to walk from vendor to vendor at your own pace. There will be snacks, gifts, samples, and drinks available. This will be a hands on event with a lot of interaction and community participation. Community members will be sure not to leave empty handed. We will have as many as five guest speakers, who will be given twenty minutes long timeslots, in the Multi-Purpose Room. Guest Speakers will range from Hideout Managers to Hideout Members. This will be a great community event and serve as a liaison between the different departments in the Hideout and our property owners. We look forward to seeing you! Sincerely, The Recreation Department


That’s a funny name… what is pickleball anyway? Pickleball is a court sport best described as a cross between tennis and ping pong, and it first came to life due to a lack of badminton equipment. Players are equipped with a racquet, either wooden or made of composite materials, and played with a whiffle ball on what can be compared to a mini tennis court. The game is designed for players of all ages and skill levels, making it the perfect family sport. Since its creation pickleball has swept the nation gaining popularity in communities in the southern states, in schools, and in recreational clubs. Veterans and new players are all welcome to join. Paddles

Boat Storage Facilities at the Hideout are provided by Recreation for those who do not have their own equipment. Stop by on either of those days to get some exercise and learn one of the fastest growing sports in America.

DOCK SPACE If you are interested in a Full Season Dock Space, please call Recreation (570-630-3733) to be put on the wait list. NON-POWER BOAT STORAGE All members with boats stored in our non-power storage areas must pay for their storage area. This can be done in person at the Recreation Department, by mail or over the phone with a credit card. If payment is not received by the deadline your boat will be subject to removal and your space given to the next person on the wait list. See fee schedule for non-power boat storage fee. Anyone interested in storing a boat at one of the areas must check at the Recreation Office for availability and will be put on the wait list. Storage areas are located at Deerfield Park, Brooks Lake, Getaway Park and Holiday Park. DRY DOCK STORAGE AT LAUREL PARK Storage is available for your boat, personal watercraft and trailer in a gated lot with cameras for your security, located at Laurel Park. See fee schedule for pricing. Upon registering for Dry Dock Storage please have a copy of your state registration, insurance, and trailer registration. Please call Recreation at (570) 6303733 for more information.


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Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

February 2019




9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bodies In Motion

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize

Wednesdays 9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

Thursdays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Bodies In Motion



9:00-9:45 a.m. Tone & Condition with Ellie

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. Walking with weights

3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dancersize 3:00-4:00 p.m. Yoga

Please check our Fitness Center brochure for more information. Any questions, please call the Fitness Center (570) 698-4100, ext.165; direct (570) 630-3735

RSC Indoor Court Schedule – February 2019 Sundays Mondays

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays


8:00 - 9:45 a.m. Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis Court Reservations 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis Clinics & Private Lessons

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Open Play Pickleball

8:00 - 9:45 a.m. Court Available for Tennis, Paddleball or Basketball 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tennis Court Reservations. 10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Tennis Clinics and Private Lessons 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Prepaid Bookings

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. After School Gym 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Walking for Wellness (Right Court only)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. After School Gym 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Walking for Wellness (Right Court only)

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. After School Gym

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Walking for Wellness 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Tennis, Pickleball, Paddleball, Shuffleboard, Basketball Court Reservations 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Walking for Wellness 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open Play Pickleball

Special Events will be posted in THE HIDEABOUT EXTRA



From The Pro Shop H

appy New Year to all you golfer’s out there. It may seem like a long ways away but spring will be here before you know it. This month I would like to discuss all the golf leagues that are available to our membership. The Hideout Women’s golf association plays every Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. They play from early June until early September. The Tuesday morning men’s league starts at 9:00 a.m. This is a 15 week long league. They play from late May and finish in early September. This is a two man team event that uses handicaps in the scoring. The Hideout adult social group plays on Thursday mornings from early June until late August. They also start at 9:00 a.m.

The Thursday night men’s league starts in early May and runs through late August. Starting time is 5:30 p.m. This is also a two man event which uses handicaps in the scoring. There will be no increases in golf fees this year. We have kept the fees steady now for 12 years. There might be a slight increase in tournament fees this year due to rising food costs. More to follow. Next month I will discuss the tournaments for 2019. Stay warm and hope for an early and dry spring.

A golf tip from Larry Lutz, Hideout Golf Teaching Pro


ith winter in full bloom, here are a couple of indoor drills that may help your putting when the weather permits. Book Gate Drill: Getting your putter to come through the impact zone on the right path every single time is one of the keys to great putting. You can hone this skill by laying 2 books down on the floor and creating a “gate” for your putter head to swing through. Place a ball between the books and practice stroking it without making contact with either of the books. Quarter Stack Drill: Consistently putting

a solid roll on the ball is another key to successful putting. One of the best ways to practice getting a great roll is with the “quarter stack” drill. Here’s how it works – stack up 3 quarters on the ground and then address them with your putter as if they were a ball. Make a stroke through the quarters attempting to only move the top 2 and leave the bottom one completely untouched. If you are able to duplicate this stroke with your ball you will generate a great end-over-end roll that will track on your target line. I hope you find this tip helpful, but most of all, remember your good shots, learn from the bad shots and have fun.

Calling all Golfers!! To HASG Golf!! Wow! It’s February already!


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc. Lisa Green - Community Relations Manager/Advertising Editor


Jerry Restaino, President Barry Neiss, Vice President Richard J. Straczynski, Chairman Marie Krauss, Treasurer

he Hideout is such a great place that we all love it for various reasons. Audrey and I have made so many friends that we are blessed to be able to socialize with them. When Audrey and I moved to the Hideout after retiring, we joined the HASG golf league. Many of those friends we met during golf, and afterward at lunch in the pub, are still our good friends to this day. The HASG golf league was so poplular and everyone was enthusiastic about it. We need to have that same enthusiasm. I took over the responsibility of the league because I, and many others, want to continue it in the fashion that it was. I want to make some changes that might make it interesting. We will start with a putting competition, (Everyone can putt!!) The average putts of the team you play with will be calculated over the season, so everyone will have a chance to compete and contribute. We will also compute the average score of the teams you play with, so, everyone has a chance no matter what level player you are, you have a chance. These are just some of the fun ways we will develop the league and have weekly postings. Please contact me if you plan on playing in the league this year. My e-mail address is: and my phone # is (570) 892-0545. Feel free to text me or e-mail me. Thanks, see ya on the links and in the Clubhouse!!! John Martino

Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Director Larry Frotten, Director

Assistant Secretaries

Donna A. Kiely - Renee Gilbert - Brooke Craven -

Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

From The Rough

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Hideout Management Team

Donna A. Kiely - Interim General Manager/Financial Manager Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Manager - Robert Brinsfield - Facility Manager - Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed. - Environmental Manager - Lisa Cook - Food & Beverage Manager - John Boandl - Recreation Manager - Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent - Donald Yocum - IT Manager - Brooke Craven - Human Resources Manager - 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 must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month.

Proposed Golf Tournament Calendar 2019

Tournament Rain Date Date



Sat. 05/04/19

Sat. 05/11/19

Early Bird

9:00 a.m.

Sat 06/15/19

Sat. 06/22/19

Camp Cadet

9:00 a.m.

Fri. 06/28/19

Fri. 07/05/19

Memorial Red/White/Blue

11:00 a.m.

Sat. 07/20/19

Sat. 07/27/19


9:00 a.m.

Sat. 08/03/19

Sat. 08/10/19

Play for Pink (9 holes)

9:00 a.m.

Sat. 08/10/19

Sun. 08/11/19

1st Round Club Championship

8:30 a.m.

Sat. 08/17/19

Sun. 08/18/19

1st Round Sr. Club Championship 8:30 a.m.

Sat. 08/24/19

Sun. 08/25/19

Ciampa/Miles Open

9:00 a.m.

Sat 09/07/19

Sun. 09/08/19

9/11 Help A Hero

9:00 a.m.

Sat. 09/21/19

Sat. 09/28/19

Fall Classic

9:00 a.m.

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Story Time at the Nubia Malkin Art Center




Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show March 9, 2019 O n March 9, 2019, The Recreation Department will be hosting a trip to the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show. The bus will depart The Nubia Malkin Art Center at 8:00 a.m and depart Philadelphia at 6:00 p.m. The total cost of the trip is $65.00 a person. This fee includes your ticket to the show and bus ride to and from. Below is optional itinerary of how you can spend the day at the Flower Show. How you spend the day is completely up to you. Please call Recreation (570) 630-3733 and reserve your spot today! Reservations must be made by February 23. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.

How to spend the day at the Flower Show 11.00 a.m.: Arrive via motor coach at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, located at the corner of 12th and Arch Streets. Enter the doors and proceed up the escalator to enter the Show in Halls A, B, and C. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: Explore the Flower Show’s Central Feature. From the large-scale landscape and floral designers to the intricate jewelry and miniature settings in the Design Gallery, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The designers capture the magic of the theme and go to impressive lengths to create a lasting memory that will be sure to wow. 12:00-12:30 p.m.: Time for lunch. Head to the Grand Hall and visit the new Food Court with ample seating and delicious food offerings. For an even larger variety, get your hand stamped for re-entry and head to the Reading Terminal Market

located directly across the street from the Flower Show. The Market has been a staple of Philadelphia foods and culture since 1893. 1:00-3:00 p.m.: Check out the hundreds of award winning plants submitted for judging in the PHS Hamilton Horticourt. The Horticourt celebrates the beauty of container-grown plants and the skills of their owners. The entries include a vast variety of bulbs, succulents, tropicals, hanging baskets, terrariums, and orchids. 3:00-4:00 p.m.: PHS brings you the newest trends and innovative techniques in gardening and horticulture. Take a seat and listen to a horticulture industry expert at the Designer’s and Gardener’s Studio. The Designer’s Studio features top floral designers in fun-filled competitions and lively how-to gardening demos. In the Gardener’s Studio, gardening and greening experts share their passion and expertise in hands-on demos. 4:00-6:00 p.m.: Spend time in the Grand Hall and enjoy complimentary wine and spirits tastings presented by the Fine Wine and Good Spirits stores of Pennsylvania. Stop in and see the Butterflies Live exhibit for a room full of wonder or make a craft to take home with you in the Make and Take area. Finally, shop ‘til you drop in the Marketplace and explore the wide variety of thousands of plants, flowers, and gifts ready to supply your home and garden. 6:00 p.m.: Board your motor coach bound for home filled with inspirations, tips, and ideas to satisfy your craving to get your garden started indoors and out.

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Recreation Sports Complex Court Action O ver the holiday season we were very busy at the Recreation Sports Complex. We were very pleased to see all of our court times booked and amenity used to full capacity. We played host to some basketball, family fun, pickle ball, and of course tennis competition. On December 26, we had a Family Open Gym from 1-2:30 p.m. Family Open Gym is a period of time where community members and their family can use the Indoor courts free of charge. We have basketball and tennis set up but families can use the courts however they please, while following the normal safety and court guidelines. On December 27, we hosted Open Play Pickle Ball. Open Play Pickle Ball allows players to come as they please

and join in games with other pickle ball players. The pickleball court time price of $12.50 per hour for members and $15 for guests, is still in affect and will be divided amongst the players. Full Tennis court per hour is $25.00 for members and $30 for guests. Basketball is half court and is $12.50 for members and $15 for guests for the hour. To reserve court times please call the day before for the best chance to get the time you want. This is a first come, first serve process, and can only be reserved the day before for the date requested. Please call Recreation at (570) 630-3733 to reserve court times and don’t hesitate to call with any questions.

Snowman Contest, January 21, 2019 W hat to do when a snow storm is on the way? Well of course, build a snowman!! That is what we challenged our Hideout residents to during our MLK weekend snow storm. The conditions were challenging from the beginning, but we had several enthusiastic participants submitting their best snowman. These brave creators made the best of the icy snow and frigid temperatures to bring their creations rising out of the forbidding snowscape. First place went to the Sullivan residence with Joe P., Larry and Kathleen Sullivan

creating a baseball inspired snowman, obviously ready to hit that first home run. Second place went to the Donohue residence with Maureen Donohue and Lainey Johnson as the creators of the parent child snow family ready to hit the slopes, with the correct gear of course. Both first and second place won a Hideout sweatshirt for their hard work and creativity. We had several other snowmen that were worthy of acknowledgement from us. We thank them for their submissions.

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Pat and John Goldman, members of The Hideout for 30 years, recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary.

Happy Anniversary!


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Article X, Section 5, continued from page 21 newspaper. The qualifications of all candidates shall be printed and distributed to the membership prior to or simultaneously with the mailing of the Election Packet, described herein. REASONING: c), d), e), f), and g) Arrange and clarify all deadlines, and ensure continued fairness in the Nomination and Petition procedures; also ensures candidates have ample time to submit their letters for publication in the July edition of the Association newspaper. CURRENT PROVISION: (h) Each member entitled to vote shall receive one (1) ballot for each lot for which he is a voting member. PROPOSED PROVISION: h) All votes in Board elections shall be cast via ballot and each ballot shall set forth the names of those members in good standing who have become candidates for the office of Director in the order in which they filed their statements or petitions of candidacy with the Secretary of the Association. REASONING: Clarifies current ballot procedures. CURRENT PROVISION: i) The completed ballots shall be returned as follows: Each ballot shall be placed in a sealed marked “Ballot,” but not marked in any other way. Each such “Ballot” envelope shall contain only one (1) ballot, and each voting member shall be advised that because of the verification procedure hereinafter set forth, the inclusion of more than one (1) ballot in any one (1) “Ballot” envelope shall disqualify the return. Such “Ballot” envelope shall be placed in another sealed envelope which shall bear on its face the name and signature of the member, his lot number, and such other information as the Board may determine will serve to establish his right to cast the vote or votes presented in the ballot or ballots contained therein. The ballots shall be returned to the Secretary of the Association at such address as the Board may from time to time determine no later than ten (10) days prior to the annual meeting. PROPOSED PROVISION: i) The ballots shall be prepared by the Secretary of the Association and, no later than thirty-one (31) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Association, shall be mailed, along with notice of the Annual Meeting and voting instructions (the Election Packet), to each member entitled to vote, commensurate with the number of Lots owned. REASONING: Clarifies current ballot procedures. CURRENT PROVISION: j) Upon receipt of each return the Secretary shall immediately place it in a safe or locked place until the day fixed by the Board for the counting of such

ballots. On that day, the external envelope containing “Ballot” envelopes shall be turned over, unopened, to the Election Committee consisting of the Secretary and the then existing Board. A representative of each candidate for the office of director may also be present and if present serve on the committee. The Election Committee shall then adopt a procedure which shall establish: i) That the signature of the member on the outside is genuine; and ii) That such member is a member in good standing. Such procedure shall be taken in such manner that the vote of any member shall not be disclosed to anyone, including the Election Committee. The outside envelopes shall thereupon be placed in a safe or other locked place and the Election Committee shall proceed to the opening of the “Ballot” envelopes and the counting of the votes. If any “Ballot” envelope is found to contain more than one (1) ballot, all ballots contained in such envelope shall be disqualified. The Election Committee shall certify the results of the count at the Annual Meeting and the terms of office of the directors so elected shall commence immediately following such Annual Meeting. PROPOSED PROVISION: j) Balloting Procedures: i. Each completed ballot shall be placed in the supplied Ballot envelope and sealed by the voting member; there shall be only one (1) ballot per Ballot envelope. This envelope shall not be written on or marked in any way. Any markings thereon shall invalidate the ballot therein, as shall any other items in the Ballot envelope, including additional ballots; specifically, because of the verification procedures hereinafter set forth, the inclusion of more than one ballot in a Ballot envelope shall disqualify the return. ii. The Ballot envelope shall be placed in the larger, pre-addressed Voting/Proxy envelope distributed with the Election Packet and said envelope shall be sealed and bear thereon the name, signature, and Lot number of the voting member and such other information as the Board may determine necessary to validate the return. iii. Completed Voting/Proxy envelopes shall be returned to the Secretary of the Association no later than ten (10) days prior to the Annual Meeting. These envelopes may be returned via mail at the member’s expense or may be deposited into the designated locked receptacle at the POA office during regular business hours. Access to said locked receptacle shall, at all times, be under the exclusive control of the Association’s certified public accounting firm. REASONING: Clarifies current ballot procedures. CURRENT PROVISION: k) All outside envelopes, ballots and statements of candidacy shall be retained by the Secretary for a period of one (1) year. PROPOSED PROVISION: k) Election Committee: The Election

Committee shall be comprised of: i. The Secretary of the Association, ii. The Public Safety Director/designee, iii. Any Current Board member, iv. A designated CPA of the Association’s certified public accounting firm. REASONING: Clarifies the composition of the Election Committee. CURRENT PROVISION: l) All ballots shall be subject to audit by a certified public accounting firm and the results of all ballot counts shall be published in the Association newspaper. PROPOSED PROVISION: l) Responsibilities of the Election Committee: The Election Committee shall oversee the validation and counting of the ballots as follows: i. On the morning of the vote count, the Election Committee shall retrieve the Voting/Proxy envelopes from the locked receptacle and validate that each signed envelope is that of a member in good standing who is entitled to vote. Upon such validation, the unopened Voting/ Proxy envelopes shall be taken to the POA meeting room for the formal vote count meeting, which shall be open to all members in good standing. ii. During this meeting, each candidate may have two (2) representatives who are members in good standing to assist in the vote count. Additionally, one or more POA staff member shall be assigned for each candidate to ensure that there will be three (3) vote counters per candidate. iii. The Public Safety Director/designee shall distribute the sealed Voting/Proxy envelopes to the vote counters who shall open the envelopes and separate the Ballot envelopes from the proxies. iv. The Public Safety Director/ designee shall then collect all Voting/ Proxy envelopes and proxies for later processing, and shall direct the vote counters to open the Ballot envelopes, remove the ballots, and place them face-down on their tables. Any Ballot envelope containing more than one ballot shall disqualify all ballots therein. The vote counters shall be instructed to avoid looking at the ballot faces. v. The Public Safety Director/designee shall then collect all ballots and assemble them for counting. vi. The Secretary of the Association shall then read aloud the votes from each ballot and the vote counters shall record all votes for their respective candidates on tally sheets supplied by the Association. The Secretary may ask for sub-tallies for each candidate several times during the counting process. vii. When all votes have been counted, the Secretary shall solicit a final tally from each vote counter and shall verify that each candidate’s tallies concur within a reasonable margin of error. viii. The candidates with the most votes shall be declared elected and all vacancies shall be declared filled. REASONING: Clarifies the role of the Election Committee.

ADDITIONAL PROVISION: m) Election Committee members shall certify the results of the vote count at the Annual Meeting, and the term of office of each newly elected Director shall commence immediately upon the adjournment of that meeting. ADDITIONAL PROVISION: n) All Voting/Proxy envelopes, ballots, and statements of candidacy shall be retained by the Secretary of the Association for a period of one (1) year. REASONING: Clarifies the role of the Election Committee. As is customary the proposed bylaw amendment will be mailed out with the 2019 dues payment. Your vote is due by March 31, 2019.

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Rte. 590 to Rte. 348 Between Hamlin & Mt. Cobb

Facts about February Despite being the shortest month of the calendar year, February has an interesting history. Early calendars marked the start of the new year in March, but when the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, rose to the throne in 713 BC, he synchronized the calendar to the lunar year. That required the addition of January and February.

· February was named after an end-ofyear celebration called “Februa,” also known as “Februalia” or “Februatio.” Februa was a Roman festival of ritual purification and washing - a spring cleaning of sorts. This festival was later incorporated into Lupercalia, another Roman celebration that has ties to Groundhog Day. January was actually added after February and was named after Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings. · Both January and February originally had 28 days. However, at the time, even numbers were considered to bring bad luck, so Pompilius added another day to January. However, February was left with 28 days and had long been considered an unlucky month.

· February was the last month of the year for around 200 years, until the Gregorian calendar designated January the start of the new year. · Julius Caesar is responsible for adjusting the calendar and the length of February’s length. In the Julian calendar, 10 days were added to the calendar year in various months, and February was increased every four years (leap year) to 29 days to coordinate the calendar year to the solar cycle of roughly 365.2425 days. · During common years, February can pass by without a single full moon. · British mathematician John Conway determined that some dates inevitably share the same weekday within any given year. The last day of February will be on the same week day as March 7, April 4, May 9, June 6, July 11, August 8, September 5, October 10, November 7, and December 12. · In the northern hemisphere, February is the equivalent to the third month of winter. In the southern hemisphere, it is the third month of summer.

· In Finnish, February is called “helmikuu,” meaning “month of the pearl,” which refers to the snow melting on tree branches. · During leap years, February will end on the same day that it begins. · February’s birthstone is the amethyst, which symbolizes piety, sincerity and spiritual wisdom. · Residents of St. Lucia celebrate their independence on February 22. · Despite being the shortest month of the year, February is packed with events. In addition to Valentine’s Day, Groundhog Day, World Marriage Day, and Presidents’ Day, February is when Flag Day is celebrated in both Canada and Mexico. February also serves as Black History Month. February is notable for many reasons and packs quite a number of activities into its few weeks.

Please let our local businesses know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER! Black History Month spotlight Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler was the first African American woman to become a physician in the United States. Dr. Crumpler studied at the New England Female Medical College in Boston and was awarded a degree in medicine in 1864. The school accepted its first class of 12 women in 1850, making it a pioneer in furthering the medical careers of females. Dr. Crumpler would be the school’s only African American graduate, as the college closed its doors in 1873. To put Dr. Crumpler’s accomplishment into perspective, by 1860, statistics indicate there were only 300 female physicians in the country. Dr. Crumpler joined Dr. James McCune Smith, who earned his medical degree in 1837 to become the first male African American doctor in the United States.


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BOARD MEETING MINUTES - 11/17/18 continued from page 20 Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 6-1. Marie Krauss voted no.

AMEND 15-57 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Environmental Control Committee’s recommendation to approve that the fine structure for any ECC Violation be increased to the amount of $200.00 (base fine $150.00 and $50.00 non-refundable administration charge). Repeat violations are cited and incur the same penalty as the initial offense. Total of fines will be in a cumulative amount (1st fine $200.00, 2nd fine $200.00, total $400.00). All ECC Citations must be corrected within 30 days or another citation will be issued. The second Citation must be corrected with 14 days. Any Citation may be appealed. The Manager of Land & Environmental Planning may use discretionary judgment for any extreme hardship case(s). However, repeat violators will be subject to appearance and review by the Disciplinary Committee for possible additional penalties. Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by John McNichol and passed 5-0. 15-57 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Environmental Control Committee’s recommendation to only issue the $50.00 non-refundable administration charge for repeat violations. Total of fines will be in a cumulative amount (1st fine $150.00, 2nd fine $200.00, total $350.00). All ECC Citations corrected within thirty (30) days shall be rescinded. Citations not corrected within thirty (30) days will remain and another citation will be issued. If the second citation is corrected with 14 days it shall be rescinded. Any citation may be appealed. The Environmental Manager may use discretionary judgment for any extreme hardship case(s). However, repeat violators will be subject to appearance and review by the Disciplinary

Committee for possible additional penalties. Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 6-1. Marie Krauss voted no.

18-75 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Governing Documents Committee’s recommendation to approve the mailing of the proposed Bylaw Amendment for Article X, Section 5 Election of Directors in the 2019 dues mailing. Motion made by Jerry Restaino seconded by Larry Frotten and passed 7-0. (General Comments and Questions) -Question about the status of the POA manager in regards to a timeline. -President stated at the present time there is nothing in place. The timeline and how to go about seeking and employing a new general manager will be discussed today. -Concern regarding the RS&W project because he noticed that there were excavators working and no signs were posted as well as no culverts were in place and roads became a sheet of ice. -Chairman asked the Facilities Manager to look into it. -Comment about a lovely job on Brooks Lake but requested the need for some shade. -Chairman answered that there is some planting in effect. -Concern about the same situation on Windermere Lane where the melted snow is running onto the road creating icy conditions, possibly due to draining issues. -Facilities Manager stated RS&W has been notified of water percolating from that road. -Question if house is sold does is the transfer fee paid to the Hideout -Financial Manager explained transfer fees equal one year of dues on developed property and ½ year on undeveloped properties which is paid to the Hideout and goes into the Capital Reserve fund. Stated

this has always been there. -Comment that there should be a warning given before a written statement and why can’t security staff knock on the door and warn property owners. -Chairman explained first property owners should read the rules. Second, the Environmental Manger has been making phone calls for warnings plus members frown on people walking on their property. The Disciplinary Committee sees lots of occasions where members do not read the rules with the excuse that they do not have time. With a warning the fine is rescinded if corrected within 30 days. The Hideout’s rules are pretty lenient in comparisons with other communities. The citations have gone from 200 to 300 to in the 1000’s so it is easier just to comply. -Question about how the real estate affect the Hideout’s non-for-profit margin. Secondly, asked for clarification regarding rumors about bonuses for department heads. -Chairman explained the real estate company is a separate entity and is for profit. Also, there are bonuses for over achievers who go above and beyond the normal workload only. -Suggestion to hire a managing company to step in. -Chairman explained finding a good general manager is difficult as we do not live in a metropolitan area. -Question if the Hideout Realty Group’s profit is taxable. Since taxes are paid if exceeded 40% of gross revenue which is over a million dollars. -Chairman stated paying these taxes does not jeopardize the non-for profit status of the Hideout. -Question if $900,000 in Real Estate profits are generated in general, does the Board believe the Hideout Realty Group will generate 20% of those sales. -Chairman stated yes. The real estate office listed 10 homes the first couple weeks. All of which had offers presented. Once everything gets put into place plans will be presented and disclosed to members. -Question about how the real estate staff is compensated as far as salary and


911 EMERGENCY NUMBER SYSTEM CHANGE Dear Hideout Members, There is a 911 Emergency Number System change being mandated by the county. The county has sent a formal letter to the membership outlining the details. If you did not receive a letter then contact the county at (570) 253-5970, ext. 4050. The membership may show support to our volunteer fire department by purchasing the new 911 placards from the Lake Ariel Fire Department for $18 each. Please email hideout911signs@ and leave your name,

phone number, new 911 address, and Hideout lot number. If purchasing the placards elsewhere, the placards must be in conformance with the national recognized emergency number placards. The placard must be: - Green in color - With 4” high white reflective numbers - Numbers must be vertical - The overall size of the placard for single and double digit numbers is 6” wide by 12” in length - The overall size of the placard

for three-digit numbers is 6” wide by 18” in length - The placard must be visible from both sides of the post. As of January 1, 2019 any member who has not posted their new 911 emergency number will be issued a fine for failure to comply in the amount of $150. We strongly encourage everyone to ensure they have posted the new 911 emergency number assigned to them by Wayne County for your own safety! Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

health insurance and are they contracted. -Chairman explained the one staff member was an employee of the office as a separate entity. Also, there is a small budget set up that is being worked on presently. The liability of the membership is highly considered and is kept separate. The POA is a liability but the real estate group is separate and cannot affect the membership. -Question about where the office going to be. -Chairman stated there is concern as to it being on Hideout Property. We are going to set it up where it makes sense, near an entrance, and there will be a rental fee. -Chairman announced that on December 8 is the community budget review where the membership may ask questions about the proposed budget. Encouraged the membership to attend. 7. Vote to adjourn POA Board Meeting: Motion made by Jerry Restaino seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. 8. Vote to move to POA Executive Session: (see Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws) -Legal -Personnel -Contracts Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Marie Krauss and passed 7-0. 9. Board moves to adjourn Executive Session: Motion made by Richard Straczynski seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 7-0. 10. Board moves to re-open to General Session, if any action is to be taken:NA Motion made by seconded by and passed . 11. Adjournment: 3:20 pm Respectfully Submitted, Brooke Craven Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary

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Western Wayne School District Board Minutes - December 3, 2018


he regular monthly meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education was held on December 3, 2018 in the Western Wayne Administration Building located at 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. The meeting was advertised in the legal section of the November 29, 2018 edition of the Wayne Independent. Board President Bernice Fiorella called the meeting to order at 7:12 P.M. Mrs. Fiorella announced that the Board met in Executive Session for personnel prior to the Reorganization meeting. Miss Faliskie offered a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Board Secretary Rose Emmett took roll call. Eight (8) Board Members were present and are listed as follows: Board President – Bernice Fiorella Board Member – William Gershey Board Vice President – Rick Hoch Board Member – Joseph Gombita Board Treasurer – Jeffrey Gogolski Board Member – Michael Ochlan Board Member – Gary Enslin Board Member – Ethan Wood Board Member – Roger Shaffer, Jr. was excused. Administrators Present: Superintendent Dr. Matthew Barrett, Assistant Superintendent Ellen Faliskie, Business Manager/Board Secretary Rose Emmett, High School Principal Paul Gregorski, Middle School Principal Kristen Donohue, EverGreen Principal Justin Pidgeon, Robert D. Wilson Principal Maria Miller, Assistant High School Principal Jennifer Bradley, Assistant Middle School Principal Elizabeth Watson, Assistant Elementary Principal Kerrie Fitzsimmons, Director of Special Education Cynthia LaRosa, Assistant Director of Special Education Jennifer DeNike, Early Intervention Supervisor Elizabeth Gregory, Food Service Director Maria Liptak, Technology Director Brian Seaman, Director of Buildings and Grounds Joseph Dunda, and Athletic Director Robert Black. Solicitor Matthew Meagher was present. Approval of Minutes A motion was made by Mr. Gershey and seconded by Mr. Ochlan to accept the minutes generated from the Regular Board Meeting of November 5, 2018. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Treasurer’s Report A motion was made by Mr. Gogolski and seconded by Mr. Wood to accept the Treasurer’s reports generated from the General Account, and the Food Service Account. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Approval of Bills A motion was made by Mr. Gogolski and seconded by Mr. Wood to pay the bills generated from the General Account, and the Food Service Account. The motion carried all affirmatives. Accounting of Taxes There were no questions regarding the Accounting of Taxes.

Student/Staff Recognition Mrs. Fiorella presented Student Awards to the following individuals: 9th Grade Rachel Tuman and Kaeli Romanowski 10th Grade Jamie Bryan and Leonard Maiocco III 11th Grade Kathryn Mattern and Stanley Conklin III 12th Grade Vaeda Pontosky and Allison Mattern High School Principal Paul Gregorski introduced two outstanding students, Jillian Dudley and Robert Carey. Mrs. Fiorella thanked the students and said how wonderful it is to see great role models. Best of luck in the future to both students. Robert D. Wilson Elementary Principal Maria Miller recognized Guidance Counselor Erica Booth for being honored as Pennsylvania’s Elementary Counselor of the Year. Dr. Barrett also recognized the fall sports teams who made post season and had many players named to the 1st and 2nd team all-stars. As well as Volleyball coach Darren Thorpe being named coach of the year. Recognition of Public None. Enrollment Report: Totals: EverGreen-565; RDW–300; MS–403; HS–640 TOTAL: 1,908 November Total: 1,905 Mr. Gershey suggested the Board take all motions at once for a vote, similar to what our local Intermediate Unit does at their monthly meetings. He also suggested in the future we hold our Committee meeting and voting meeting on the same night. A motion was made by Mr. Gershey and seconded by Mr. Hoch to approve the following motions while tabling one motion from Personnel. Tabled motion will be listed at end. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Audit The Board of Education accepted the Audit Report of the Western Wayne School District for the year ended June 30, 2018 as prepared by Brian T. Kelly,CPA. Fund Balance Designation The Board of Education approved the recommendation of the Business Manager to designate a portion of our ending 2017-2018 Fund Balance to manage future budgets as per Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement Number 54 (GASB 54). Committed: $608,700; Assigned: $7,656,329 and Unassigned: $3,320,435. Agreement The Board of Education approved the 2019 Pest Control Service Agreement between Western Wayne School District and JC Ehrlich Co. Inc. at $57.00 per month per building. Revised Board Policies The Board of Education approved the revision of the following Policies: 200 PUPILS 222 Tobacco 800 OPERATIONS 810 Transportation

818 Contracted Services Personnel First Reading – Adoption of Board Policies The Board of Education adopted the following Policies – First Reading: 100 PROGRAMS 113.5 Surrogate Parents 200 PUPILS 218.3 Threat Assessment 800 OPERATIONS 810.2 Transportation – Video/Audio Transportation Drivers and Substitutes The Board of Education approved the following list of Western Wayne School District Transportation Drivers and Substitutes for the listed contractor for the 2018-2019 school year as follows contingent upon receipt of necessary paperwork: 1. Contractor Henwood Busing – Driver Erica Musgrave Transportation – New Contracts The Board of Education approved the following new Transportation Contracts at State Formula for the 2018-2019 school year: a. Contractor RBeam Transportation – Van #127 – South Canaan to Wilkes Barre Partial Children’s Center effective November 13, 2018. b. Contractor Cavage Transit – Van #74 – Waymart to Merakey Scranton School effective December 3, 2018. Overnight Trip and Chaperones The Board of Education approved the following overnight trip and chaperones for the 2018-2019 school year: a. Girls Basketball – Towanda, PA – December 7-8, 2018 – approximately 15 students and two coaches. Chaperones: Chelsey Frazier and Shannon Nolan Waiver of Expulsion Hearing and Stipulation The Board of Education adopted the proposed Waiver of Expulsion Hearing and Stipulation relating to the following student, thereby excluding the student from the Western Wayne School District in accordance with the terms thereof. a. S# 02-18-19 Facilities Use Request The Board of Education approved a facility use request from Total Control Training Inc/PA Motorcycle Safety Program to use the high school parking lot for motorcycle safety training from June to October 2019. Personnel District Substitute List The Board of Education approved the following personnel to be added to the District Substitute List for the 20182019 school year per Certification, Act 24/34/151/114/153/168 Guidelines, Employment Eligibility Verification - U.S. Department of Justice, Contingent upon receipt of clearances: 1. Melinda Maros – Area: Clerical, Aide 2. *Remove Ellen Dramisino-substitute Aide per request received. Resignation – Coach The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Matt Brussell as Weight Room-Winter After School Coach effective November 8, 2018. Appointment of Coaches The Board of Education appointed the following to the listed coaching positions

for the 2018-2019 school year at the salary listed in the Professional Employees Contract contingent upon receipt of necessary employment paperwork: 1. John Boandl Baseball, Head – 4th yr $5,731.00 2. Jim Piontek Baseball, Assistant – 3 yrs $3,473.00 3. Mark A. Bell Track, Assistant-1 yr $2,937.00 4. Justin Collins Weight Room-Winter After $1,902.00 School (32 of 64 sessions)3 yrs Appointment – Advisors The Board of Education appointed the following to the listed Advisor positions for the 2018-2019 school year at the salary as listed in the Professional Employees Contract: 1. Thomas Lodini Mock Trial Advisor $1,489.00 2. Joyce Covaleski HS Musical Technical Director $ 696.00 Volunteers The Board of Education approved the following to the list of volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year contingent upon receipt of necessary clearances: 1. Kimberly Altenhofen – Band 2. Heather Fedoryk – Great Day Program 3. Kevin Urian - Band Schedule of Meetings 2019 The Board of Education approved the following schedule of Monthly Public Board Meetings for 2019: All meetings are held on the 1st Monday of the month except when noted different. (*not on the first Monday) *January 14, 2019 February 4, 2019 March 4, 2019 April 1, 2019 May 6, 2019 – Tentative Budget Adoption for the 2019-2020 school year *June 10, 2019 – Adoption of District Budget for the 2019-2020 school year July (if needed) August 5, 2019 *September 9, 2019 (September 01 – Labor Day) October 7, 2019 November 4, 2019 *Tuesday, December 3, 2019 ***** (Reorganization Meeting) Note: All Board meetings are held at 7:00 PM – All Work Sessions are held the Monday before the Board meeting at 6:00 PM with the exception of Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - District Administration Building Board Room, Western Wayne School District, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Appointment of Coaches A motion was made by Mr. Gershey and seconded by Mr. Ochlan to table the following motion: It is recommended that the Board of Education appoint the following to the listed coaching positions for the 20182019 school year at the salary listed in the Professional Employees Contract

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contingent upon receipt of necessary employment paperwork: 1. David Piwowarczyk Track, Assistant-12 yrs $3,039.80 The motion to table carried with all affirmatives. Informational Items Board President – Jaclyn Jayne has attained Tenure in the Western Wayne School District. Dates to Remember 1. December 01, 2018 – High School Semi Formal - Ladore – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM 2. December 04, 2018 – Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Chorus Concert – 7:00 PM 3. December 06, 2018 - Robert D. Wilson Grades 3 & 4 Concert – 7:00 PM (weather date December 12th) 4. December 07, 2018 - EverGreen Grade 3 Parent Day - weather date- Dec 14th 5. December 11, 2018 – Middle School 7th & 8th Grade Band Concert – 7:00 PM 6. December 13, 2018 – EverGreen 3rd & 4th Grade Concert - 7 PM -(snow date December 18th) 7. December 13, 2018 – RDW PTA Meeting – 6:30 PM 8. December 14, 2018 - High School Concert – 7:00 PM 9. December 21, 2018 - Early Dismissal Christmas Break – 12:00 Noon 10. January 7-18, 2019– Winter Keystone Exams 11. January 08, 2019 - 6th Grade Band & Chorus Concert – 7:00 PM 12. January 16, 2019 – High School Curriculum Night – 6:00 PM (snow date January 23, 2019) 13. January 24-26, 2019 – PMEA District Band Correspondence None Superintendent’s Report No questions Assistant Superintendent’s Report No questions

Principal’s Report No questions Federal Program Report No report. Other Business Mrs. Fiorella thanked the community for so much giving during the food drive, formal dress drive, and the pajama drive. Mr. Hoch thanked the Girls Basketball team for their recent fundraiser. Mr. Enslin congratulated Ms. Booth for her award, she is passionate about RDW. Future Meetings Monday, January 07, 2019 – 6:00 PM Board Committee Meeting, District Board Room, Administration Building, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Monday, January 14, 2019 – 7:00 PM - Public Board Meeting, District Board Room, Administration Building, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Meetings held November 5, 2018 – 6:30 PM - Executive Session for Personnel prior to Board Committee Meeting, District Board Room, Administration Building, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. November 27, 2018 – 6:00 PM – Board Committee Meeting, District Board Room, Administration Building, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. December 3, 2018 – 6:45 PM Executive session for Personnel prior to Reorganization Meeting, District Conference Room, Administration Building, 1970C Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Adjournment A motion was made by Mr. Enslin and seconded by Mr. Hoch to adjourn the regularly scheduled meeting of the Western Wayne Board of Education at 7:42 P.M. The motion carried with all affirmatives. Respectfully Submitted, Rose E. Emmett Board Secretary



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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes December 4, 2018


he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township building on December 4th, 2018. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Fred Birmelin and Timothy Jaggars were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on November 7th, 2018, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for November 2018, carried 3-0. Public Comment: Janet Miller of Lake Ariel Fire Company questioned the Board as to the reason the Flag wasn’t posted at half-mast. The Supervisors apologized for not getting that done but would as soon as possible. Sue Koerber also a member of Lake Ariel Fire Co had questions as to the status of the Lake School property and future developments. Advised the Township has created a small masterplan for the properties so as to use for possible grant funding in the future as developing can occur. Barry Neiss commented to the Board as to the possible sewage project that was denied. He was told that there was never a sewer project proposed. Mr. Neiss further questioned the contamination of Lake Ariel from sewage leaking. The Supervisors advised Mr. Neiss that water testing on that Lake has been done and continues quarterly. Water results show no issue of contamination and that information he received is incorrect. Another member of the Lake Fire Company questioned one of the bills paid that was written to Maplewood Fire Company and what is was for. The Supervisors advised it was for their auto insurance reimbursement. This is the same procedure as Lake Fire Company. Questions from the Fire Company continued as to demolition of the Lake School the money that was spent for the acquisition and the abatement that should have been done. Again the Supervisors answered these questions and advised that the Asbestos was removed by Datom Inc. before any demolition took place. The Fire Company questioned the Supervisors as to why they didn’t plow their parking lot for their recent Pasta Dinner. Supervisor Jaggars noted that the front of the fire house always gets plowed so as to get the trucks out if needed. He was unaware of the event until receiving a text message from Michael DiPierro late in the day to see if the Township would plow the building. Supervisor Jaggars was not at the Township at that time and Mr. DiPierro noted he would be headed that way soon. Mr. Neisse requested more assistance from the Township and financial support and a Thank you. Subdivisions: None Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its Activity Report for the month of November showing 22 incidents, 4 trainings, 3 meetings and 4 work details, received 2 new members and held 2 fund raisers. Lake Fire Company also wrote in request of consideration for their 2019 Annual donation to them. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of November, they had prepared the trucks for winter. Received salt for the shed and handled a few storms. Fixed trucks that had issues and also handled the beaver dams that were flooding one of the Township Roads. Some of the Road crew

had been laid off after Thanksgiving. Old Business: 1) The 2019 Tax Resolution setting the Tax Millage for the 2019 tax bills was reviewed and read. F. Birmelin moved to approve Tax Resolution 12-1-18-1 setting the Real Estate tax at .65 Mills, motion carried 3-0. Resolution 12-4-18-2 Resolution setting the Budget for 2019 was reviewed and F. Birmelin moved to approve Resolution 12-4-18-2 Appropriating the Revenues and Expenditures as per the proposed Budget for the year 2019 motion carried 3-0. New Business: 1) F. Birmelin moved to advertise the Annual Organization meeting for January 7th, 2019 at 7PM with the regular meeting to be held at its conclusion as well as Advertise for the Auditors Organization meeting to be held on January 8th, 2019 at 7pm. T. Jaggars moved to also advertise the cancellation of the Planning Commission meeting for December 2018 motion, carried 3-0. 2) The Floodplain Management Ordinance draft is available for review the ordinance update is a requirement of the Federal Government so as to maintain approved status in the National Flood Insurance Program as well as qualify for funding from FEMA or PEMA is the case of a disaster. F. Birmelin moved to advertise the draft Floodplain Ordinance for availability and adoption at the January 7th, 2019 meeting, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Al Rae President of Lake Ariel Fire Company spoke to the Township Questioned if they needed a Workers Compensation poster in their Fire house. Advised as volunteers’ employees of Lake Township a poster is not required in their building. Mr. Rae further noted that 13 months ago they and the Township Supervisors started working on questions with regard to their financials. They feel they answered and provided all the information that was asked for. He further noted their CPA was present and answered their questions. They would like to know where their donation is at. Through conversations between Attorneys they told the Township that information was available to the CPA at their building with their CPA and bookkeeper present. Supervisors noted that the information requested was never received and needed to be forwarded to the Township CPA at this point. Mr. Neiss asked if the Supervisors felt there was a problem. Supervisor Jaggars noted in a word yes. Although we would love for them to show us differently. T. Jaggars further commented on the timeline of meetings and conversation. T. Jaggars stated the first paperwork that was given to him last November showed $150,000. in expenditures of which $40,000.00 was coded as miscellaneous. T. Jaggars noted he spoke with Mr. Rae and Janet Miller advising that this needed to be coded to an account i.e. building expense, equipment repair etc. They understood. When they returned with a second financial statement the total was $40,000. less for the total of the money. During their meeting in February a third financial statement with again different numbers was provided to T. Jaggars with no reference as to why. So T. Jaggars noted after receiving 3 different amounts of financials for the same time period he feels a problem is occurring. Their Accountant /CPA Cheryl Lewis was at the April meeting with no answers for the

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Recycling is open Monday - Sunday 24/7 The Maintenance Department accepts Bulk Items Monday - Friday at the Maintenance Shop between 11:30 a.m. - 12 noon, Saturday morning by appointment only, (570) 698-4100, ext. 133. (fees apply) No electronics accepted, i.e., computers, televisions, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, etc. Also not accepted are tires, paints, thinners, oils, etc.


COMMINGLED RECYCLING Single stream (also known as “fully commingled” or “single-sort”) recycling refers to a system in which all paper fibers, plastics, metals, and other containers are mixed in a collection truck, instead of being sorted by the depositor into separate commodities (newspaper, paperboard, Corrugated fiberboard, plastic, glass, etc.) and handled separately throughout the collection process. In single stream, both the collection and processing systems are designed to handle this fully commingled mixture of recyclables, with materials being separated for reuse at a materials recovery facility.


TREES What To Do If A Tree Is About To Fall From One Lot To Another? Even though the Hideout has an easement between properties, this matter is strictly between the parties involved. This includes limbs, branches and trees. If you have this situation, notify the property owner whose property presents the hazard. The Hideout does not provide information relative to the Membership. You should call the Wayne County Tax Assessment Office at (570) 2535970 or the internet at taxassessment You should also contact your insurance company. Another resource is the internet for the purpose of researching Pennsylvania Real Estate Law on the subject. Again, this is a civil matter between the parties involved and cannot be resolved by the Hideout. Note: In the event that the tree is on Hideout Common Property, the Environmental Manager should be notified so that the appropriate action can be taken to remove the hazard.


PROPANE TANKS Safety Guidelines For Propane Tanks: Homeowners who decide to install a propane tank on their property need to be aware of the guidelines for such. A Propane Permit is needed. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has established a set of rules that govern

the requirements for the clearance around propane tanks in the NFPA 58 Liquified Petroleum Gas Code. Size of the clearance radius will depend on type of installation and the size of the tank. Vertical Tanks – The requirements for the clearance around vertical propane tanks under 125 gallons depends on the location of ignition sources, venting windows and doors. The tank itself may be placed against the house or building, but it has to be at least ten (10) feet from an ignition source such as a water heater and three (3) feet from a venting window or door. Horizontal Tanks – Horizontal tanks, also referred to as vessels, come in three main sizes: 330, 550 and 1,000 gallons. The size of the vessel normally depends on the propane requirements and the size of the structure using the fuel. The requirements for the clearance around the 330 and the 550 gallon propane tanks are at least ten (10) feet from the structure. Ten (10) feet from the property line and ten (10) feet from any ignition source. The 1,000 gallon propane tank requires at least twenty five (25) feet of clearance from the structure, the property line and any ignition sources. Also, be aware that according to our Protective Covenants and ECC Manual, every fuel storage tank on any lot shall be either buried below ground or screened to the satisfaction of the Committee.


2019 FEE SCHEDULE FOR PERMITS Non-FEE Permits and Siding: Painting – Staining (match to color chart) Re-Roofing Siding (vinyl, wood) FEE based Permits: Additions $ 100 Deck (Replacement) (New $ 75) $ 50 Dock / Bulkhead $ 60 Driveway (pave, repave) $ 50 Excavation / Demolition $ 40 Fuel Storage Tanks (Propane, Oil) $ 20 Garage – attached $ 100 Garage – detached $ 100 Gazebo $ 45 Generator $ 20 Landscape (major) $ 40 New Home $ 600 Parking Pad $ 45 Pet Enclosure or Electronic Fence $ 10 Porch / Sunroom $ 100 Railing $ 40 Retaining Wall $ 30 Satellite Antenna $ 10 Shed $ 45 Tree Removal $ 20 * New Home Tree Removal Deposit $3,000 Refundable Please remember that if you apply for a permit, it is not automatically given. There is a process, which could take up to two (2) weeks.

The ECC has to review the application and then a permit is approved or denied. If you have been denied, the Hideout will send you a letter with the reason(s) why it was not approved. You can then make the corrections and it will be reviewed again at the next meeting. Also, remember that nearly everything you do outside of your home requires a permit. Please call Francine Spinelli, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102 if you have any questions. Thank you. Please pick up your permits at the POA Office. When your project is complete, sign and return your permit to the POA.


MEMBERS AND CONTRACTORS Among the items that the Environmental Control Committee will look for when going over your application is an “As Built” survey. There are several reasons for this: • To be sure of the placement of any structures on your property. • To be sure of setback lines. When turning in an application for any of the below permits, you must have an “as built” survey. • Garages (both detached and attached) • Decks • Driveways • Sheds • Additions • Dock/Bulkhead • Gazebo, Patio, Sunroom • Major Landscaping. This survey will be marked as “existing” not proposed. If you have any questions, please call Fran at (570) 698-4100, ext. 102. In some cases we might have a copy of the survey in our files. Please understand that this might not be an “as built” survey.


HIDEOUT PET REGULATIONS as defined in the Consolidated Rules and Regulations. Paragraph #8, Page 7 states pets will not be allowed to enter any facility controlled or owned by the Association. (Exception Guide Dogs). Paragraph #9, Page 8 states pets must be licensed, inoculated, leashed and kept under the owners control at all times. Paragraph #20, Page 8 states it is the responsibility of the owner of the pet to clean up and remove animal excrement of their pet. Dogs are only allowed at the Dog Park and on the Walking Trail and must be registered with the POA. Please note, roads are not considered an amenity. All Pet complaints are processed via the Hideout North Gate Control Center. The owner may be subjected to fines and or sanctions depending on the violation. In addition, the Wayne County Dog Warden has jurisdiction and will respond to animal complaints and take the appropriate action as deemed necessary. Pet regulations are in place for the protection of residents and guests and the ultimate goal is to seek voluntary compliance on the part of the membership.

HIDEOUT DOG PARK REGISTRATION Bring proof of Rabies and Distemper Shots from your Veterinarian to the Registration Department at the POA. Vet forms must indicate that males are neutered. You will be asked to complete a Hideout Pet Registration Form. The Dog Park Registration section of the form is optional for members wishing to join the Dog Park. Registration will file copies of your documents, collect the $15 annual fee and issue a Dog Collar Tag authorizing membership and admission to the Dog Park. Your pets must be registered even if you are not applying for Dog Park membership-however, there is no fee unless you are joining the Dog Park. The Dog Park Tag must be affixed to your dog’s collar prior to entry to the Park. Note that a current amenity badge must also be carried in the Park at all times. Dog Park Regulations - You must pick up after your dog. Owners ignoring this rule will be asked to leave and be denied future entry. Mutt mitts for waste disposal pick-up are available. Used Mitts must be placed in Trash containers. Aggressive dogs are not allowed and must be removed immediately. Each car must display a current Hideout Membership/visitor sticker on their vehicle. Each dog must display a Collar Tag issued by the Dog Park Committee indicating Veterinary Certification that each male dog is neutered and has a current immunization for: Rabies and Distemper. Female dogs in heat are not allowed in Park. Children under age of 12 may attend only under supervision of an adult and adult must be supervising the dog. Members may supervise no more than two dogs per adult. Hours of operation are posted. The Park is self policing and dog owners using Park enforce these rules. Small dogs are free to use the Small Dog Area & all areas of the Park. Large dogs must be kept out of the Small Dog Area.



In support of our community’s wildlife management efforts and to reduce the need for future culls, that the feeding of any wildlife (with the exception of birds) within The Hideout is prohibited and is subject to an initial Citation and Fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Anyone who chooses to feed birds can do so only if they use a bird feeder(s) unit that is kept at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above ground level, if not they will also be subject to a Citation and a $1,000.00 fine. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken-results 7 Yes, 0 No-PASSED NOTE 1) Any additional violation(s) will be subject to a hearing by the Disciplinary Committee to determine any additional penalties. NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Environmental Department.



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

25 MPH In the designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. Please watch for our pedestrians. We have many children and adults that will be out riding bicycles and walking dogs. Please observe all signs and association rules for the safety of our members.

ATTENTION MEMBERS 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.

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 and click on “On-line Guest Registration” to fill out the form. Once signed up, you will receive an email with directions.

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

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

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS All members and their guests must have their Amenity Badges at all times throughout the community. 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.

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 HASG meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact John Hinton (732) 841-6731,

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 Veterans Bob Addieg (570) 698-8337 or Jim Fleming (570) 698-6765. No fee involved.

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3730 Clubhouse Bar 570-630-3731 Clubhouse Hostess Station 570-630-3732 Main Lodge 570-630-3733 Recreation 570-630-3734 Nubia Malkin Art Center 570-630-3735 Fitness Center 570-630-3736 Golf Pro Shop 570-630-3737 North Gate Dispatcher 570-630-3738 Main Gate

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS Dial area code (570) then the number POA Office 698-4100 POA Fax 698-9457 North Beach 698-7013 North Pool 698-7011 Recreation Fax 698-6580 Main Pool 698-7014 Mini Golf 698-4086 Woodworkers’ Shop 698-6269 Golf Maintenance 698-6384 EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317 HIDEOUT TV - CHANNEL 20 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 133 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

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

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

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of the Hideout Community: 1. Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. 2. A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed. 3. Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840. The HASG believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbor Club is a function of the Hideout Adult Social Group we are pleased to offer these services to ALL Hideout residents.

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Hideout Adult Bowling League WEEK # 14 – The Hideout bowlers were filled with energy & great scores closing out Year 2018.

STRIKE KINGS -- Rich Guiffredo 266 (624), Bill Wagner 236 (560), Larry Triolo 225 (621), Charlie David 216 (577), John Kane 199 (515), Mike Labate 196 (570), Peter Mennona 196, Al Dekler 193 (561), Tom Maher 191 (554), Joe Stach 189 (507), Rick Hadley 182, Ken Wenz 181, Steve Meyers 174, Kenny Betros 168, Fred Benedicto 163, Vinny Recchio 162, Andy Vuolo 159, Dave Dimmick 154, Len Wysocki 153, Pasquale Mozzone 153 & John Hinton 150. Men - You ruled your lanes. STRIKE QUEENS – Renee Recchio 196 (428), Gail Endorf 183 (456), Doris Kane 180 (494), Gro Paulsen 176 (474), Denise Guiffredo 164 (456), Lucille Koehler 164 (442), Steph Wysocki 161 (453), Cindy Gaspari 159 (414), Dee Pasciola 157 (412), Karin Greaney 157 (441), Lorraine Procopio 151 (445), Donna White 150, Sandra Carapella 146, Merridy Gersten 144, Frieda Maher 139, Cathy Lowman 138, Sue Dimmick 137, Reggie Hadley 135 & Kathy Lubanski 133. Ladies!!! - You did It! Team 12 – Eight Balls 4 Pins - Blasted the Pins for 1818 High Team Series. Congrats Dick, Jay, John & Captain Peter Mennona Bowlers of the Week: Gail Endorf spent her afternoon knockin’ those pins down & drilling a delightful 494...53POA!!! Rich Guiffredo had a sensational day on the lanes...loading up on the XXX’s & ///’s & hammering out a HUGE 266 & 624...78POA!!! Rick Hadley mastered his lanes & mixed up the pins...carving out a terrific 478 Series...49POA!!! Mike Labate melted his pins away with his fiery ball & grabbed a dynamite 570 Series...69POA!!! Dee Paulsen conquered her lanes & sent those pins packin’!! Dee scored BIG with a 412...82POA!!! Gro Paulsen blitzed the lanes with pocket shots & banked an excellent 474 Series...90POA!!! Renee Recchio was smiling from ear to ear when she carved out a magnificent 196 & 428 Series...80POA!!! WEEK # 15 The Hideout bowlers started celebrating the New Year a little early last Thursday!! having many EXPLOSIVE scores STRIKE KINGS -- Tom Maher 237 (580), Larry Triolo 228 (602), Bill Wagner 213 (540), Rick Hadley 204 (583), Charlie David 201 (561), Mike Labate 191 (516), Paul Schiavo, Al Dekler 189 (534), Tom Maguire 182 (524), Mike Messina 180 (510), Len Wysocki 175, Dave Dimmick 172, Steve Meyers 170, John Kane 170, Andy Vuolo 169, Ken Wenz 168, Bob Fezza 166, Arthur Palladino 163, Jay Lobb 159, Rich Rosenberg 158, Len Tridente 158, Pasquale Mozzone & Dave Trombley 153. Men - You ruled your lanes. STRIKE QUEENS – Doris Kane 221 (541), Lorraine Procopio 191 (526), Karin Greaney 188 (474), Reggie Hadley 164 (476), Gro Paulsen 163 (441), Merridy Gersten 162 (470), Renee Recchio 158 (424), Carole Maguire 157 (404), Edna Moran 156 (401), Linda Brenner 151, Lucille Koehler (437), Sue Dimmick 149 (442), Kathy Lubanski 148 & Sandra Carapella 148 (409). Ladies!!! - You did It! Team 17 – Casu Lobo - Blasted the Pins for 1937 High Team Series. Congrats Bobbie, Cathy, Sue & Captain Lorraine Procopio Bowlers of the Week: Ben Carapella did a spectacular job knocking the pins into the channel for an awesome 328...40POA!!! Sue Dimmick left her pins dazed & confused when she fired off a terrific 442…73 POA!!! Merridy Gersten rocked the house when she rolled a fantastic 470…92 POA. Rick Hadley came out swinging his strike ball putting together a mess of marvelous hits for a grand 583…151 POA Kathy 427…61 POA. Paul Schiavo exploded on the lanes with some great pocket hits & cranked out an awesome 419 series...50 pins over average!!! Len Wysocki was inspired by the Season’s hustle and bustle & rolled an OUTSTANDING 468 Series…66 POA. WEEK # 16 - A new year & we are blessed to again gather every Tuesday to have some fun with our neighbors & friends!!! STRIKE KINGS -- Charlie David 236 (634), Tom Maher 221 (548), Larry Triolo 209 (602), Bill Wagner 206 (512), Peter Mennona 203 (510), Ken Wenz 199 (458), Tom Maguire 194, Mike Labate 194 (555), Al Dekler 186 (527), Fred Benedicto 182, John Gaspari 179, John Kane 176, Mike Messina 172, Len Tridente 171, Norm BenEzra 169, Mike Gersten 168, Joe Stach 166, KC White 164, Rick Hadley 162, Dave Dimmick 162, Bob Fezza 161, Steve Meyers 158, Vinny Recchio 159, Pasquale Mozzone 158 & Len Wysocki 155. Way to Roll! STRIKE QUEENS – Lorraine Procopio 191 (497), Jean David 186 (479), Denise Guiffredo 179 (463), Reggie Hadley 178 (458), Doris Kane 178 (473), Karin Greaney 174 (509), Cindy Gaspari 167 (452), Carole Maguire 166 (404), Steph Wysocki 166 (436), Gail Endorf 164 (455), Sandra Carapella 158 (424), Bobbie Hraba 157, Lucille Koehler 156 (422), Merridy Gersten 155 (418), Laura Hinton 153, Renee Recchio 153 (409), Sue Dimmick 146 (422), Miriam Fernandez 145 (422), Linda Brenner 131 (363) & Dee Pasciola 130 Ladies - Super performances! Team 2 – 4 Bats 8 Balls - Blasted the Pins for 1874 High Team Series. Congrats Vinny, Len, KC & Captain Rich Guiffredo

Bowlers of the Week: Norm BenEzra kicked off 2019 with a “striking” performance!! Norm crushed the pins & cranked out a HUGE 478...106POA!!! Charlie David melted his pins away every frame & fired off a fantastic 634...82POA!!! Jean David started celebrating her Birthday last Thursday - a day early...because she used her action packed delivery to drill a sensational 479...104POA!!! Rossella Gazza was in perfect pitch when she smashed a fabulous 317 series...59POA!!! John Gaspari conquered his lanes & locked up an excellent 477...78POA!!! Karin Greaney sent the pins flying & socked away a superb 509...68POA!!! Pasquale Mozzone used his power packed delivery to wreck the pins & grab some great hits!! Pasquale roped in a grand 451...88POA!!! Renee Recchio made her captain & team proud taking 3 points by rolling an impressive 409...52POA!!! WEEK # 17 - The Winter skies may not be blue & bright, but dodging a gutter or getting a turkey keeps us smiling. STRIKE KINGS -- Al Dekler 230 (584), Tom Maher 222 (612), Rich Guiffredo 220 (594), Charlie David 211 (600), Larry Triolo 211 (543), KC White 204, Tom Maguire 193, John Kane 192 (564), Joe Stach 191 (515), Fred Benedicto 188 (529), Mike Messina 186 (505), Bill Wagner 181, Ken Wenz 175, Steve Meyers 172, Kenny Betros 171, Dave Dimmick 170 (502), Bob Fezza 169, Mike Labate 168, Norm BenEzra 168, Len Tridente 164, Pasquale Mozzone 163, John Gaspari 162, Arthur Palladino 159, Al Brookmeyer 159, Dave Trombley 158, Peter Tomasetti 157, Jay Lobb 157, Rick Hadley 156, Peter Mennona 156 & Rich Rosenberg. Congrats! STRIKE QUEENS –Reggie Hadley 201 (501), Gail Endorrf 189 (505), Lorraine Procpoio 189 (519), Doris Kane 183 (498), Lucille Koehler 170 (446), Edna Moran 164 (429), Steph Wysocki 160 (459), Miriam Fernandez 159 (460), Jean David 158 (414), Sandra Carapella 156, Karin Greaney 145 (412), Donna White 144, Merridy Gersten 142 (412), Dee Pasciola 140, Sue Dimmick 139, Gro Paulsen 138, Bobbie Hraba 137, Linda Brenner 136, Jo DeVoe 135, Renee Recchio 133 & Robin Goman 132. Ladies Great Rolling!!! Team 2 - 4 Bats 8 Balls shattered the pins with a 1863 Awesome High Team Series. Congrats to Vinny, Len, KC & Captain Rich Guiffredo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Fred Benedicto buried his pins & packed away a splendid 188 & 529...58POA. Norm BenEzra had another eye-popping performance on the lanes piling up a grand 443...65POA. Jo DeVoe raked in a beautiful 135 & 352...85POA & a BIG Hurrah for winning 1st Game POA. Dave Dimmick had an excellent afternoon on the lanes throwing strikes & spares as he watched his pins explode... scooping up a terrific 502...76POA. Gail Endorf destroyed her pins & hammered out a HUGE 189 High Game & 505...58 POA. Robin Goman drilled her powerful ball into the pocket & plowed the pins down every frame, hammering out an awesome 132 High Game & 340...49POA. Edna Moran was all smiles when she was in perfect pitch on her lanes, locking up a 164 High Game & 429…45POA. Rich Rosenberg found his mark and watched the pins fly capturing a 152 & 440...68POA. Honorable Mention: Pasquale Mozzone – 88POA, Tom Maher - 54POA, John Kane -51POA, KC White 50POA Valentine’s Day gives us a reason to express our feelings to people who enrich our lives in unique and meaningful ways. When we think of our “Special Someone” our thoughts are warm and fond, and filled with admiration. We are all blessed to know that certain someone who has touched our hearts. Happy Heart’s Day!!! From your Officers: Tom Maher, President – Rick Hadley, Vice President – Dave Dimmick, Treasurer & Written By: Reggie Hadley, Secretary

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 or by phone at (570) 630-3707.

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., FEBRUARY 2019 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at:


Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association

Stage 3 Construction Information

Dates subject to approval & changes.

Aug 21 Feb 20 Sept 25 Mar 20 Oct 19 (Sat., 9AM) Apr 24 Nov 20 May 25 (Sat., 9AM) Dec 18 Jun 26 July 24

Office Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM-3:30 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM-12:00 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

Prepare your vacation home for winterization!

Please visit our website at for tips on how to protect your home during the winter season. RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you h av e a w at er o r s e wer 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 nonemergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours. ATTENTION CUSTOMERS Cash payments will not be accepted. Please remit by check or money order, or contact us to set up direct debit. Payments by credit card can be made via our website, but there is a processing fee for this service. Please contact our office for more information on payment methods.

Did you know you have choices??

Save yourself a phone call and avoid late fees! Log on to 24/7 to view your account balance and pay your bill through our convenient portal (Fees apply). Payment notifications will be received immediately in our office and applied daily.

2019 Proposed Meeting Schedule

Meetings take place at 5PM at the RS&W Office, unless otherwise posted. Check our website for the latest updates.

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As Stage 3, the final stage in the Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association’s infrastructure replacement project, draws to an end, it seems like a good time to give the property owners of this community a review of what we have accomplished over the past 4 years of construction. Under the project there has been almost 40 miles of new water and sewer main installed along with over 22 miles of new service lines. The work completed in the project also included the installation of over 400 new fire hydrants and over 3200 grinder pumps. Finally, when the project is complete, over 40 miles of roads in the community will be paved. The goal of this project was to provide the residents of the Hideout with reliable sewer and water service, and at the same time, reduce the amount of ground water entering the sewer system and reduce the amount of water pumped from the wells. With these goals in mind, we are pleased to announce the project is a success. The amount of water main breaks last month was zero, the flow into the waste water treatment plant has reduced by 33% and the amount of water pumped from the wells has decreased by 25%. We expect these numbers to improve as data is collected throughout the year. Everyone at Roamingwood Sewer and Water would like to thank the members of this community for being patient and understanding over the last few years. We know, at some points of the construction process, there were some inconveniences like traffic delays, poorly marked detours, water outages and property restoration delays. The staff here at RSWA hopes you can see the benefits of the project and continue to be patient as we work towards final completion in the up-coming year. Right now, the contractor is working on the punch list including property restoration. Property restoration will continue throughout the winter weather permitting with a tentative completion date set for late spring. Driveway paving and grass planting will occur once the temperature is suitable.

Account Link Access Visit the RS&W Website: and click the button below on our Billing Schedule Page Credit or Debit Card Payments: $3.00 per $100 charged & Telechek Online Check Payment: $1.50 Flat Rate up to $2,500.00 • View your Account • Pay your bill online in more convenient ways. • Mobile Friendly • Track Payments & Billing Other Electronic Options (With NO Fees) include: Bill Pay through your online banking website • Electronic payments are sent through and AR Box clearinghouse and most payment are received within 2 -3 Business Days • Reoccurring payments can usually be scheduled • Your 7 digit account number must be clearly entered as it appears on your statement. (Ex. 5000000) • Owners of multiple properties must enter EACH account separately for accurate payment application. ACH (Authorization for Electronic Transfer) Forms located on our Website under the About Us tab – Click on Forms • Payments are deducted automatically on the Due Date of the bill. • Participants are exempt from Penalty & Interest Accrual NOTE: Checks & Money Orders are still accepted with NO Fees – NO CASH IS ACCEPTED •

ALTERNATIVE BILLING OPTION • Email billing: GO Paperless! Go Green! • Email us at requesting you bill be sent to you via email. • Receive electronic links to our Quarterly Newsletter, Current Water Quality Study & Access to our AccountLink System to view your account & make online payments. • No more lost mail • Fast & easy. You will receive your bill instantly (Check your SPAM or JUNK mail boxes if 1st statement does not appear in your Inbox)

RS&W Requests E-mail and Cell Phone Numbers We are improving how we stay in contact with our valued customers. In the near future, we wish to provide the following features: • Service & Billing Alerts • Upcoming Events • Subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter

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Servicing the Hideout for 15 yrs.

Scotty’s Services, Inc. HVAC—Heating, Air Conditioning & Ventilation

“Quality First, Service Always” 429 Hamlin Highway P.O. Box 924 Hamlin, PA 18427 Office: (570) Office: (570) 689-0890 689-0890

Fax: (570) 689-0662 Email us at:

PA#007881 24 Hour Emergency Service

The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of every month in the library on the second floor of the RSC. Meetings begin at 4:00 PM. If you have any questions, please email:

Hideout Book Club Selections 2019 February 2019: March 2019: April 2019: May 2019: June 2019: July 2019:

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Outlander by Diane Gabaldon The 2nd Mrs Hockaday by Susan Rivers Everything Happens for a Reason by Kate Bowler Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell by W. Kamau Bell Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

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Bug E. Bug PEST CONTROL Tree TREATMENT OF: and • Carpenter Ants Shrub • Termites Care • Spiders Specialist! • Beetles • Rodents and much more....

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----------------------------------------Not valid during holiday periods (12/26-1/1, 1/19-1/21 & 2/16-2/23) May not be combined with any other discount ticket offers. Reproductions not valid. Expires March 31, 2019 HO


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Free Birthday Entree

25,000 sq. ft. Summit Lodge • Grill Room Restaurant • Food Court • Ski Services • Rental Shop

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Fully Insured & Licensed BU6318 • PA076425

John’s Italian Restaurant

•Monday-Pasta Night •Tuesday-Lunch Buffet •Wednesday-Senior’s Night

Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. • Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.


*Prices subject to change

**call for details

2 PAN PIZZAS $15.95*

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Catering Available Call us for details! Tuesday Night* .50¢ Wings - .50¢ Steamers (Dine In only)


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If members wish to still receive their Hideabout Newspaper in the mail, they can subscribe for $16 per calendar year (April-March issues) to receive a monthly Hideabout.

The Hideout Winter Sports Complex

1st Section


is no longer being mailed out to our homeowners.

You can pay online at: and click on the “payment button.” Please make sure to specify in the “memo” section Hideabout subscription. President & General Manager's Message 3 Chairman's Message & Environmental Corner 4 Public Safety and Public Works Corner 5 Food & Beverage Events 8&9 Winter Sports Complex 12 Registration Corner 16 Board of Director & Committee Minutes 7, 17 - 21

2nd Section

Recreation Section Golf News Nubia Malkin Art Center Western Wayne Minutes Lake Township Minutes Hideout Adult Bowling League RS&W News

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3rd Section

Employment Opportunities Financials Hideout Discount Card Advertisers Hideout Group Events Classifieds Advertisers' Directory

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Insert: The Hideout P.O.A. 2019 Final Budget

The Hideabout Newspaper will still be stocked at the North and Main Gate Mailboxes, at the amenities each month, and can also be viewed on the Hideout website at

To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper call Lisa Green, at (570) 630-3707 or at

DO YOU WANT TO... SELL or RENT your Hideout Home? LOT to sell? ITEM to sell?

On The Hideout’s website

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Lake Township Minutes December 4, 2018 continued from page 41 concerns but noted she would get back to T. Jaggars with those answers. As of this date no answers from Ms. Lewis has been received. T. Jaggars noted the comments back from their Attorney he felt was obvious that he didn’t understand the request and requirement the Township has set at this point. Mr. Neiss noted he felt the Township was bullying them. T. Jaggars noted the Township was not just setting requirements that were not completed and hoped that there isn’t a concern to add the Auditor General and State Police. Mr. Rae noted the Township holding the money was hurting the Fire Company not allowing them to pay all their bills. Mr. Rae feels they have given everything. Janet Miller noted that she explained the one set of papers provided were internal work sheets and would never prove out monthly, because of the money they move to other accounts. She advised all accounts are reconciled to the penny every month and she has been in banking for 27 years. Al Rae stated that in the Supervisors handbook they only have to provide them with verification of the money received from the Township. F. Birmelin noted that transparency is required by the Board he noted that Maplewood Fire Company and Hamlin Ambulance provide anything asked for without question. Further comments were of communication and Township support for the Fire Company. T. Jaggars noted the Lake Ariel Fire Company never received anything from the Township until 2000. It was then the Fire Company approached the Township with request of help in a truck payment. Lake Township at that point started giving enough for the payment to be made. Mr. Rae noted that if the Township CPA wants to come to their building and sit down with their CPA and bookkeeper so they would be available to answer questions. T. Jaggars noted that he would consider a deadline of Friday for the Bank Statements of all accounts to be sent to the Township CPA for his review and if he had questions he could then contact either the bookkeeper or CPA if necessary. He noted that sitting down with him is unnecessary since if he spends 3 days looking at this information it would be a waste of their time to sit and wait for his questions. Mr. Rae noted concern over an anonymous letter the Township received talking badly about them and it was wrong. Mr. Rae noted there is noting wrong with their books they trust Janet and trust their accountant no one is stealing money. Mr. Neiss then began to comment and introduce the years of service of individuals. Mr. Neiss noted no one is stealing if there’s a problem it’s just a data entry error. He noted no one gets paid. Mr. Neiss condemned the Supervisors for not showing respect to the Fire Company and what they do. Mr. Neiss noted the importance of the Township Support and asked for the donation amount. He was advised it could be $18,000.00. Mr. Neiss announced that’s not nearly enough and they want $100,000.00. Mr.

Neiss then told the Supervisors he expects them to go to their Hideout Station and install an equipment washer and dryer for extractor, and expects people to be there in weeks. He then explained the need of this equipment that washes the fire equipment. Mr. Neiss noted they need better communication with the Township the Supervisor agreed and noted that they hired the Attorney to write the letter which in turned caused the Township to follow up with the Township Attorney responding costing the Township extra money that is unnecessary. T. Jaggars noted this needs to be figured out. T. Jaggars noted he would recommend and move to grant an extension to the Fire Company so as for them to provide the Bank Statements to Brad Murray CPA by Friday, December 7th, 2018. Mr. Murray will review and if he then has questions will contact Janet Miller bookkeeper or Cheryl Lewis their CPA for answers, carried 3-0. The Fire Company noted that they have scheduled breakfast with Santa on Sunday from 8am until 1. It was advised that the Fire Company Board needs to meet with the Township and fix this problem. The Township noted they should have just come and talked to them first instead of hiring an Attorney. Mr. Rae went to get professional advice and is going to continue talking with the Attorney for advice so as to do the right thing. Mr. Neiss then noted that he still requests a Fire tax referendum. F. Birmelin advised him that cannot be done. The Township has the responsibility to enact a fire tax per State code. Mr. Neiss then noted that this should be done the Fire house needs money. They will continue to hold fundraisers because it’s a gathering place for the community. Further comments from Christopher Hall noted that the Fire Company is unable to get loans because they can’t show income, but with a tax that would be income and would assist in loans for new apparatus. Mr. Hall noted turn out gear costs $10,000.00 to suit someone. Mr. Neiss noted that maybe since the Township hasn’t increased their taxed in 8 years they should consider it. Mr. Neiss noted he’s a member of the Hideout Board and they had to increase their dues every year. Mr. Rae noted that they have 18 fundraisers slated for next year. Their equipment is aging and costs to replace are high. Mr. Rae noted that the Township withholding their donation is costing the Fire Company interest charges. Mr. Rae noted he would speak with the bank and see if he could get the information to the Township CPA. 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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2018 BILLING 4,848,400 1,388,050 391,000







73.156% 20.944% 5.900%

Billed 3910 1,240 355 100

1st Quarter 2018




APRIL MAY JUNE 2nd Quarter 2018

367,858 257,939 130,260 756,057

238 151 81 470

5.6% 3.9% 2.0% 11.41%


49,495 3,862 33,987 87,344

23 9 24 56

0.7% 0.1% 0.5% 1.32%


31,761 10,515 7,515 49,791 6,136,330

19 6 8 33 3,615

0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.75% 92.59%

The results are in! CENTURY 21 Select Group Ranked

% of $ PAID

462 * 1,218 1,376


Budget 3665


850,217 * 2,068,152 2,324,769


for Sale in The Hideout


12.8% 31.2% 35.1%


#3 CENTURY 21 in PA!!! 2018 As reported by Century 21 Real Estate

Includes accounts that prepaid in full and numerous credits towards 2018 dues in 2017 in the amount of $65,51 Of the 3910 Properties Billed in 2018, it was Budgeted that 3665 (93.734%) will be paid in full by 12/31/2018 The Actual number of Accounts paid in full is currently 3615 (92.455%).


2018 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3615 PROJECTION 3665









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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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JOIN OUR HIDEOUT TEAM! PUBLIC SAFETY Must be 18 years or older, Patrol Officers must be ACT 235 Certified, & possess a valid Driver’s License


Seeking Full-Time Gate Officer for the Midnight Shift 11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. to maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors.

RESERVE PATROL OFFICERS RESERVE COMMUNICATION OFFICERS MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE LABORER Seeking Full-Time and Part-Time (year round) MAINTENANCE LABORER to perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, facilities and common areas. REQUIREMENTS: • General knowledge of maintenance, mechanical equipment and building components. • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and power tools. • Ability to operate light trucks, tractors and light construction equipment. • Ability to perform Physical labor. • Ability to understand and follow instructions. • Must possess mechanical aptitude and the ability to solve problems with little supervision. • Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver's License.

HOUSEKEEPER/CUSTODIAN Seeking Full-Time and Part-time (year round) HOUSKEEPER/CUSTODIAN TO Perform physical work necessary to maintain a high-standard of cleanliness, orderliness, appearance and sanitation in all Hideout amenities and public areas. Work is performed within established procedures under both written and verbal instructions. Some minor decision making about details of work is exercised. 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. • Ability to read and understand written instructions, use good judgment in carrying out written or oral instructions. • High mental and/or visual effort; demonstrates high level of attention to detail. • Ability to operate mechanical cleaning devices. • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is to be used at all times. • Must possess a valid PA Driver's License.

ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD TECHNICIAN The primary purpose of this position is to assist both the Environmental Manager and the Administrative Assistant. The following outline denotes the general duties of the job position. 1. Environmental Control Committee (ECC) Permit Procedures: Assist with conducting initial site inspections to ensure proposed project plans are in compliance with ECC Rules and Regulations. Assist with reviewing, filing and making copies of application materials, site plans, etc. for ECC review. Conduct follow-up inspection of completed project sites to ensure the initial scope of work was adhered to, authorized structures are within property set-backs, and to issue fines for altered plans, unauthorized structures, or other ECC violations witnessed. 2. Citations: Enforce compliance of ECC Rules and Regulations throughout the community by documenting and contacting property owners regarding ECC violations. Assist with follow-up site inspections pertaining to documented citations that were issued and report findings to the Environmental Manager. 3. Resales: Conduct initial home resale inspections for ECC violations and report findings to Environmental Manager. Follow-up on documented resale violations to ensure issues have been corrected. 4. Administration: As directed by the Environmental Manager/Administrative Assistant, assist property owners and contractors by phone or walk-in when questioning permit processes or any related pertinent department issues such as ECC fines/citations/rules and regulations. Assist Administrative Assistant with office administrative tasks. 5. Forest Program: Conduct follow-up site inspections from tree removal permits issued in order to ensure the total number of trees removed was adhered to per the approved permit and that the homeowner adhered to tree planting requirements as was indicated by the Environmental Manager. 6. Wildlife and other Complaints: Assist with follow-up site inspections and correspondence accordingly and report information to the Environmental Manager to address nuisance situations. 7. Blighted Properties: Conduct follow-up site inspections, as directed by the Environmental Manager. 8. Lakes/Watershed Management: As directed by the Environmental Manager, will conduct follow-up site inspections on conditions of the Lakes and related watershed and other environmental assets. Candidates must have sound public relation skills, ability to communicate orally, electronically and in writing a must, as well as the ability to multi-task and complete assigned duties in a timely manner and with little supervision.

ADVERTISING EDITOR The primary purpose of this position is to secure paid advertisers for Community publications and follow through by obtaining, preparing and proofing copy. This position will report to and support the Communications Manager in all aspects of producing/maintaining community publications, social media platforms and other administrative tasks. The ideal candidate will have experience in Advertising Sales, Marketing, Social Media platforms, Photography, Customer Service and Client Acquisition, as well as excellent communication (oral & written) and customer service skills. Candidates must be detail oriented and have the ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision. A working knowledge of QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, and Word as well as an understanding of layout/design and printing procedures a plus. If you have these skills, are reliable, and possess an outstanding work ethic, please submit your resume to tfairfax@, referencing the position in the subject line. This position includes a full benefit package and salary commensurate with experience.

FITNESS CENTER COORDINATOR part-time PRIMARY PURPOSE: Responsible for developing and implementing programs for this facility. Promote a safe environment at all times for staff and members within the fitness center. Administrative duties include scheduling, employee performance review, assisting with interviews and accurate record keeping of the Fitness Center Member Contracts. PRIMARY DUTIES: • Recommend purchase of new equipment. • Help in preparing annual budget for Department. • Maintain membership records and statistics. • Provide safe and effective instruction of all cardiovascular and weight training equipment. • Conduct equipment orientations and enforce all safety protocol. • Offer useful, tactful, and safe advice to individuals regarding their exercise program and/or use of equipment. • Maintain and clean exercise equipment. • Inform facility users of various Fitness Center sponsored programs. • Enforce all facility and program policies. • Organize special classes. • Organize and maintain the Fitness Center. • Train all staff on procedures and equipment. • Schedule Fitness Center Staff on bi-weekly or monthly basis. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Experience in the field of fitness and fitness facility operation a must. • Certified Personal Trainer or degree in Health/Fitness related field a plus. • Must possess CPR/AED Certification. • Must possess a good understanding of strength training and cardiovascular exercise. • Must have the ability to use and operate a variety of strength training and cardiovascular equipment. • Must be able to assist individuals in developing a safe and effective exercise program. • Must possess good communication skills to both all staff and members. • Must possess an administrative background. • Must possess knowledge of equipment and usage. • Must be able to work cooperatively with staff and members.


SKI HILL • SNOW MAKERS • LIFT OPERATORS (Must be at least 18 years old)

• TUBE RUN PUSHERS • RENTAL SHOP TECHNICIANS • CASHIERS • SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS Must be at least 15 years of age or older, have knowledge of skiing and/or snowboarding, and have your own equipment. Training for all positions will be provided on site. Must be available to work weekends and holidays, including Xmas thru New Year’s Day and Presidents Week, when school is not in session.


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404,037 (47,750) 2,215 750

404,037 (22,650) 1,000 -

(25,100) 1,215 750




1,670 19

299 156

1,371 (137)





2,710 40,000 9,400 1,500 1,900 625 1,975 16,880 12,200 39,250 1,300 5,000 23,599 10,000 166,339

2,776 20 (33,897) 89 (837) (2,653) (389) 95 2,255 3 4,527 740 10,406 3,192 (3,770) 14,057 (10,000) (13,386)



5,486 20 6,103 89 8,563 (1,153) 1,511 720 4,230 3 21,407 12,940 49,656 4,492 1,230 37,656 152,953






104,681 801 30,964 1,537 937 35,710 1,863 22,399 4,641 99,562 47,122 17,438 859 87,267 10,835 71,169 1,817 3,867 32,296 90

105,494 874 38,697 1,884 935 42,816 1,518 20,003 4,110 108,318 21,689 18,342 977 102,649 14,854 57,074 2,275 4,840 23,898 9,080

813 73 7,733 347 (2) 7,106 (345) (2,396) (531) 8,756 (25,433) 904 118 15,382 4,019 (14,095) 458 973 (8,398) 8,990











(59,200) 10,539 (2,250)








458.5% -87.8%

2,589 894

35,394 1,421

3,500 1,828

31,894 (407)

911.3% -22.3%

10,212 1,480







3,390 55 36,799 101 10,168 1,792 1,392 (20) 140 2,790 4 19,427 16,001 44,215 1,503 6,310 26,381 170,448

82,020 24,946 72,092 150,960 106,839 159,973 158,111 15,662 350 8,335 42,250 3,289 297,477 182,456 560,851 19,522 69,964 266,087 42 2,221,226

65,585 26,500 130,000 156,300 107,500 185,900 217,480 22,500 7,500 31,450 3,000 281,150 177,500 544,000 35,000 85,000 282,500 77,500 2,436,365

16,435 (1,554) (57,908) (5,340) (661) (25,927) (59,369) (6,838) 350 835 10,800 289 16,327 4,956 16,851 (15,478) (15,036) (16,413) 42 (77,500) (215,139)

25.1% -5.9% -44.5% -3.4% -0.6% -13.9% -27.3% -30.4%





0.8% 8.4% 20.0% 18.4% -0.2% 16.6% -22.7% -12.0% -12.9% 8.1% -117.3%


113,681 1,063 44,189 1,881 1,153 39,170 1,468 17,713 6,365 115,186 17,925 1,737 65,730 2,699 128,724 14,775 60,843 1,965 5,933 26,237 98 -

1,190,539 16,342 186,411 50,171 135,815 450,184 93,297 280,359 62,664 1,179,695 317,094 306,041 11,905 1,209,370 177,544 765,182 16,796 56,764 298,555 (388) 38,688









125 81,250

193 81,250






ACTUAL (99,195) (781) (24,861) (1,537) (848) (27,147) (3,016) (22,399) (3,130) (99,562) (46,402) (13,208) (856) (65,860) 2,105 (21,513) 2,675 (2,637) 5,360 (90)

BUDGET (102,784) (874) 1,303 (1,884) (935) (33,416) (18) (20,003) (2,210) (108,318) (21,064) (16,367) (977) (85,769) (2,654) (17,824) (975) 160 (299) 920



68 (73,135)

VARIANCE FAVORABLE (UNFAVOR) 3,589 93 (26,164) 347 87 6,269 (2,998) (2,396) (920) 8,756 (25,338) 3,159 121 19,909 4,759 (3,689) 3,650 (2,797) 5,659 (1,010) (8,914)

-84.7% -8.9% -176.9% -20.5% 15.2% 114.2% 26.8% 6.1% 26.5% 245.5% -75.4% 59.6%


-100.0% -8.0%

4.9% 12.1% 15.0% 27.1% -24.7% 20.1% 20.1% -35.1%

35.2% 0.0% -61.5%


15,662 350 8,335 42,250 3,289 297,477 182,456 560,851 19,522 69,964 266,087 42 2,221,226

4,794,650 (226,240) 36,089 11,650


70,978 25,258 123,699 154,335 103,929 183,603 187,142 19,545 (20) 4,750 36,100 3,659 295,454 183,654 535,571 28,164 77,182 94,040 126,793 2,253,836




1,171,654 14,850 189,649 53,382 186,520 475,609 104,547 300,878 57,759 1,174,921 280,476 353,137 8,995 1,253,246 176,242 705,082 27,300 78,333 310,387 107,500

(18,885) (1,492) 3,238 3,211 50,705 25,425 11,250 20,519 (4,905) (4,774) (36,618) 47,096 (2,910) 43,876 (1,302) (60,100) 10,504 21,569 11,832 388 68,812

-1.6% -10.0% 1.7% 6.0% 27.2% 5.3% 10.8% 6.8% -8.5% -0.4% -13.1%


1,177,416 12,219 184,739 55,116 160,910 432,680 97,542 279,468 60,117 1,053,983 264,731 63,036 452,867 12,090 1,223,918 170,606 734,344 24,172 67,951 156,489 120,760 -





















250 77,187

1,500 975,000

2,250 975,000


11.1% 34.3% 9.6% 5.8% 2.8% 3.1% -44.2% -17.7% -5.8% -100.0%

13.3% -32.4% 3.5% -0.7% -8.5% 38.5% 27.5% 3.8%

(44,422) 750 (43,672)

52,029 33.3% 0.0%

1,625 970,937





OPERATING EXPENSES 1,190,539 16,342 186,411 50,171 135,815 450,184 93,297 280,359 62,664 1,179,695 317,094 306,041 11,905 1,209,370 177,544 765,182 16,796 56,764 298,555 (388) 38,688

ACTUAL (1,108,519) 8,604 (114,319) 100,789 (28,976) (290,211) 64,814 (280,359) (47,002) (1,179,345) (308,759) (263,791) (8,616) (911,893) 4,912 (204,331) 2,726 13,200 (32,468) 430 (38,688)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAVORABLE BUDGET (UNFAVOR) (1,106,069) (2,450) 11,650 (3,046) (59,649) (54,670) 102,918 (2,129) (79,020) 50,044 (289,709) (502) 112,933 (48,119) (300,878) 20,519 (35,259) (11,743) (1,174,921) (4,424) (272,976) (35,783) (321,687) 57,896 (5,995) (2,621) (972,096) 60,203 1,258 3,654 (161,082) (43,249) 7,700 (4,974) 6,667 6,533 (27,887) (4,581) 430 (30,000) (8,688)

Prior Year (2017) VARIANCE FAVORABLE ACTUAL (UNFAVOR) (1,106,438) (2,081) 13,039 (4,435) (61,040) (53,279) 99,219 1,570 (56,981) 28,005 (249,077) (41,134) 89,600 (24,786) (279,468) (891) (40,572) (6,430) (1,054,003) (125,342) (259,981) (48,778) (63,036) 63,036 (416,767) 152,976 (8,431) (185) (928,464) 16,571 13,048 (8,136) (198,773) (5,558) 3,992 (1,266) 9,231 3,969 (62,449) 29,981 6,033 (5,603) (38,688)





YEAR TO DATE AMENITY INCOME 82,020 24,946 72,092 150,960 106,839 159,973 158,111

0.0% 21.8% 29.3% -19.6%

Prior Yr (2017) ACTUAL

4,848,400 (271,800) 36,000 11,500




4,848,400 (331,000) 46,539 9,250


0.0% 110.8% 121.5%


399,706 21,282 (302) (1,000)


Prior Yr (2017) ACTUAL


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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360,941 A

382,842 B









































4,610,004 A

4,629,428 B





































(43,672) 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 Accrual Basis. B Dues related Income Budget Based upon 2018 Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C Dues & other Non Amenity Income stated as actual. D Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2018.

Budget Variances 1 Current Operational Dues collections & Deliquent Operational Dues collections unfavorable, Lots Paid in Full 3615 Budget 3665 -62K, Lots paid in full unfav by 18 compared to 2017. 2 Late Charges fav to budget 10k, Admin fees unfav 2.2k, Investment Income less expenses fav 26k. 3 Public Safety: Revenue fav 16k, Wages & Taxes fav 5k, Benefits unfav 10k, Fuel unfav 12k, Repairs & Maint fav 2k, Uniforms unfav 3k, Insurance unfav 5k. 4 Laurel Park: Revenues unfav 1.5k, Tree Trimming unfav 2k. 5 Ski Hill: Revenue net unfav 57 , Wages & Benefits fav 6k, Utils unfav 2k, Repairs unfav 9k, Supplies fav 3k. 6 Marina: Revenue unfav 5k , Wages & Benefits on budget, Repairs fav 1k, Supplies unfav 1k. 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenues unfav 1k,Wages & Benefits fav 38k, Vehicle Rental fav 4k, Heating fav2k, Chemicals fav 4k, Supplies fav 1k. 8 Recreation: Revenues net unfav 28k, Wages, Benefits & Taxes fav 19k, Fuel fav 1k, Utils unfav 3k, Supplies fav 6k. 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 57k, Wages fav 6k, Supplies fav 2k. 10 Golf Maintenance: Wages, Taxes & Benefits fav 11k, Fuel fav 1k, Irrigation fav 3k, Sand fav 2k. 11 Arts & Crafts: Revenues net unfav 7k, Wages & Taxes unfav 6k, Other Operating fav 2.4k. 12 Maintenance: Wages & Taxes fav 76k, Benefits unfav 18k, Repairs & Maint fav 3k, Snow Removal unfav 47k, Fuel unfav 8k, Vehicle Maint unfav 11k, Outside Engineering fav 2k, Uniforms fav 1k, Supplies fav 1k. 13 Trash & Recycle: Revenue on budget, Solid Waste unfav 35k, Repairs unfav 4k. 14 Woodshop: Supplies unfav 2k. 15 Lakes & Environmental: Revenues fav 10k, Wages & Taxes fav 27k, Benefits fav 5k, Admin exp unfav 2k, Lake Mgmnt fav 10k, Environmental Mgmnt fav 7.5k. 16 Administration: Revenues fav 16k, Wages & Taxes fav 31k, Benefits unfav 10k, Membership Materials unfav 2k, Credit Card & Bank fav 1k, IT fav 4k, Collection cost fav 10k, Training fav 3k, Legal & Audit fav 3k, Donations fav 2k. 17 Community Relations: Revenue fav 5k, Benefits unfav 8k, Printing fav 2k. 18 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS unfav 2k, Wages, Taxes & Ben unfav 45k, Supplies unfav 3k, Utils fav 4k, Admin fav 2k. 19 Tab Master: Net ops unfav 5k. 20 Snackbars: Revenues net of COS unfav 8k, Wages & Taxes fav 16k. 21 Lodge: Revenues net of COS unfav 5k, Wages, Taxes & Benefits unfav 5k, Repairs fav 2k, Supplies fav 1k. 22 Real Estate: Revenues unfav 77k, Wages & Compensation fav 57k, Advertising fav 12k, Admin& Legal unfav 2.6k. 23 Contingency expended.



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2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES- As of December 31, 2018 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects


Project #



Spent to Date

Under (Over)

Motorola Repeater, Mobile & Portable Radios

Public Safety




GPS Software

Public Safety





CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety





Snow Gun - Addition ADA Lifts at Pools - North Pool

Ski Hill





Public Works/Pools





Pool Tables (2)






Lift Gate






Road Paving - Lakeview Drive Walking Path Trash Compactor Concrete Pads

Public Works





Public Works





Deerfield Lake - Phosphorus Reduction Install. (Grant Net) Lake Mgmnt



Surge Protection POA Building



Fiber Optics - N Beach, Main Pool, N Pool


Wireless Access Points


















300,800 Adjusted Budget

(20,000) *

(20,000) 280,800

Capital Reserve Projects 2018 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety




Motorola Repeater, Mobile & Portable Radios

Public Safety





GPS Software

Public Safety





CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety




Office Furniture

Public Safety





Ski Hill




(2,318) 391 (3,145)

Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation)

Ski Hill





Snow Groomer - Major Repair

Ski Hill





Pump Replacement Marina Docks

Ski Hill















Pool Pumps






Pool Vacuum






Main Pool Line Replacement





Children's Pool Replacement





Road Paving - North Rec Parking OSC Fencing














Swim Lines - Lakes

South Recreation Fencing Tennis Court Lighting

1,100 ****


(76) 53,000 (68)






Half Rack






Tennis Court Vacuum






Practice Net

Golf Operations





Heavy Duty Utility Vehicle

Golf Maintenance





Toro Multi Pro 1750 Sprayer

Golf Maintenance





2500 Series Pickup Truck w/ Plow






5500 Mason Dump Truck






Snow Plows (2)






Salt Spreader






Pressure Washer

Facilities Maintenan







Backhoe Replacement

Public Works/Storm 30-15


Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 1 & 2

Public Works/Storm 30-17


(1,100) ****


Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails

Public Works/Storm 30-18




Stormwater Management - Culverts, Swale & Miscellaneou Public Works/Storm 30-19




Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Storm 30-97




Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Storm 30-98



Brooks Lake Dam Major Repairs Community Signs- Amenity & Entrance

Lakes Mgmnt



Main Entry Design Fees & Phase 1 Construction


(7,348) 10,000

Public Works/Admi





Public Works/Admi





PC/Workstation/POS Inventory Replacement





APC Power Backups





1,200 1,825

VM Ware Server Support & Warranty





Unitrends Backup Software Renewal & Hardware Support Windows 2016 Server Upgrade

Administration Administration

40-14 40-15

5,700 5,100

5,403 5,180

Docstar Upgrade/Renewal





Fargo DTC Printers (2) Clubhouse Carpet - Lower Level









Clubhouse - Shuffleboard


297 (80) 6,842 (36) 2,942

Lodge/Tiki Deck Major Repair











Portable Steam Table (2)




Stormwater Grant Match



65,000 ***

Compressor Motor

Public Works


1,167 ***

Major Vehicle Repairs



6,612 **


(4,187) (8,413)

6,054 23,588 1,167

(54) 41,412 -

Roamingwood Valve Repair

Lakes Mgmnt


21,000 ***


RSC Sprinkler Replacement

Facilities Maintenan


38,000 ***



Saw Replacement



1,500 **







1,594,367 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

133,279 1,727,646

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval **** Reallocation + Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

Total All Funds

1,895,167 Adjusted Budget

113,279 2,008,446

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REAL ESTATE Boosting Your Home’s Value On A Budget By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate


ny material improvement to your home can increase the home’s value. But this doesn’t mean you have to take on a major renovation project. Check out these inexpensive ways to boost your home’s value on a budget. Want to boost your home’s value, but don’t have the budget for a big renovation? Good news: You don’t need a big budget to make material improvements. When evaluating home improvements, it’s always a good idea to ask yourself if the money invested will be recouped in the sale of the home. The best renovations not only cover their costs, but they can actually provide a nice return. The key, of course, is identifying those improvements which deliver the biggest return for the smallest investment. Here are five renovation projects which are both easy and inexpensive ways to dial up your home’s appeal and value: 1. Paint the front door: You might not have the budget for full exterior paint job, but have you looked at your front door lately? It’s a focal point from the street and if it’s looking weathered, improving its

appearance can have a disproportionate impact on your curb appeal. 2. Paint the foyer/entry way: Interior paint is an obvious improvement, but you don’t have to make it an all-or-none proposition. Where do people enter your home? Refresh that point of entry and make it look brand new. 3. Change light fixtures and switch plates: You probably don’t even notice your light fixtures anymore, but buyers will. Swapping out the fixtures seldom requires an electrician’s skill, and modernizing the look goes a long way. Same goes for switch plates, which may have grimy fingerprints or bent dimmer switches. 4. Upgrade kitchen and bath fixtures: Do you need a new sink, or do you just need a fresh faucet? It’s amazing how much a deluxe kitchen faucet upgrade can change perceptions of a kitchen. Same goes for the bathrooms: Faucets and even a new toilet can do wonders. 5. Garden upgrades: Fresh borders and fresh mulch are all small touches which make a home’s exterior shine above the rest.


Attention Members - Motion Effective January 1, 2016 Reference: Existing Board Resolutions #10-63: MOTION (1): Rescind Resolution #10-63 10-63 RESOLVED THAT the feeding of deer is prohibited in the Hideout effective January 1, 2011. The first violation will be a written warning; the second violation will be a failure to comply citation issued in the amount $125. Motion made by Joel Goldstein, seconded by John Barcarola and passed 6-0. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken results 7 Yes 0 No PASSED MOTION (2): RESOLVED- In support of our community’s wildlife management efforts and to reduce the need for future culls, that the feeding of any wildlife (with the exception of birds) within The Hideout is prohibited and is subject to an initial Citation and Fine in the amount of $1,000.00. Anyone who chooses to feed birds can do so only if they use a bird feeder(s) unit that is kept at a minimum height of eight (8) feet above ground level, if not they will also be subject to a Citation and a $1,000.00 fine. Motion Made by Rich Straczynski, Seconded by Fred Sakacs Vote was taken results 7 Yes 0 No PASSED NOTE 1): Any additional violation(s) will be subject to a hearing by the Disciplinary Committee to determine any additional penalties. NOTE 2): Revenues from initial fines and any additional penalties will be used to offset wildlife management expenses in the Environmental Department.



To stay safe walking, follow these rules of the road: 1. Walk Facing Traffic When Walking on the Side of the Road If there is no sidewalk and you must walk on the side of the road, choose the side where you are facing oncoming traffic. In North America, this is the left side of the road. This gives you the best chance to see traffic approaching closest to you and take evasive action when needed.

2. Walk Single File When Not Separated from the Road Unless you are on a sidewalk separated from the road or you are in a wide bike/ pedestrian lane, you should walk in single file. This is especially important on a road with lots of curves and where traffic has only a split second chance of seeing you before hitting you. While it can be enjoyable to walk down the road two to three abreast chatting merrily, drivers don’t expect it and you may lose your best walking buddies.

3. Stay Aware of Bikes and Runners Share the road and path with bikes and runners. Bike riders should alert you when approaching from behind with a bike bell or a “passing on the left/right.” Listen for them, and move to walk single file, allowing them to pass safely. Runners should also call out for passing. Bike-walker collisions can result in broken bones or head injury for either—and you aren’t wearing a helmet.

4. Be Visible Wear bright colors when walking. When walking at night, wear reflective clothing or a reflective vest to be visible. Drivers are often not expecting walkers to be out after dark, and you need to give them every chance to see you. Be just as cautious at dawn or twilight, as drivers still have limited visibility or may even have the setting or rising sun directly in their eyes.

5. Be Predictable Make a practice of staying on one side of the path while walking rather than weaving randomly from side to side. Watch your arm motions, or you may end up giving a black eye to a passing walker, runner, or biker.

6. Keep the Volume Down Don’t drown out your environment when listening to music with your earbuds or headphones. Keep the volume at a level where you can still hear bike bells and warnings from other walkers and runners.

7. Hang Up and Eyes Up Distracted walking due to chatting, texting, or playing games on a mobile device while you walk is as dangerous as doing those things while driving. You are distracted and not as aware of your environment. You are less likely to recognize traffic danger, tripping hazards, or passing joggers and bikers. Adopt habits that can keep your phone in your pocket, or at least make it a practice to stop in a safe place to complete your phone tasks before moving on.

8. Walk Dogs on Short Leashes It is terrifying and tragic to witness dogs running out in to traffic or getting into a fatal dog fight, whether on leash or off leash. But when walking your dog on a long leash there is also a danger that you will trip other walkers or bikers. You will keep your dog safer as well as those who pass by you if you use proper leash walking etiquette.

9. Know When to Stop Walking Heat sickness, dehydration, heart attack, or stroke can strike walkers of any age. Learn the symptoms of medical emergencies and carry a cell phone to dial 911. Even if you are a seasoned and well-trained walker, you may experience one of these problems and need to cut your walk short. Encourage your walking friends to stop when they show any concerning symptoms.

10. Be Aware of Stranger Danger Street safety is a concern for many walkers. Choose your walking route for paths frequented by other walkers, joggers, and bikers. If you see someone suspicious, be prepared to alter your course or go into a store or public building to avoid them. Acting alert and aware can convince bad guys you are not an easy target.


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The Hideout is on Facebook Come LIKE Us! Go to and enter “Hideout Property Owners Association” in the search bar. Look for The Hideout FLower!

u To Advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, The Hideout TV Channel, or on The Hideout Website, Please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at: t HELP IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNITY BY SERVING ON A COMMITTEE THE FOOD & BEVERAGE AND COMMUNICATION COMMITTEES are looking for new members. If interested, please fill out an application at the POA.

Hideout POA Bulletin Board Policy

Be green, save green with appliance recycling If that old refrigerator of yours is past its prime and struggling to chill your beer and bratwurst, here are some cold facts. PPL will take away that energy-hogging relic at no charge and send you a check for $35 to boot. You’ll also be helping the environment because the various parts of that icebox — including the metal, glass, oil and insulation — get recovered and put to beneficial uses in the manufacture of other products like motorcycle parts, computers, cement products, and fan motors, just to name a few. Plus, the appliance doesn’t end up in a landfill. The EPA estimates there are more than 60 million refrigerators at least a decade old that are plugged in across the U.S. And those fridges are costing their owners extra money to operate. The EPA reports an older refrigerator can use twice the power of a new ENERGY STAR® model.

We know there are old appliances out there, some of them really old. In a contest we ran in 2012, a customer in Lancaster County recycled a vintage 1937 General Electric refrigerator. We started our appliance recycling program in late 2009 and since then, customers have recycled nearly 80,000 refrigerators. Add to that close to 20,000 freezers and nearly 11,000 room air conditioners and you’re on an earth-loving, greenhouse gas-reducing roll. Nearly 13,000 appliances were recycled in 2017. The program continues and you’re invited to join the tens of thousands of customers who have already recycled their old appliances. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the program requirements. For instance, refrigerators and freezers must be in working order and between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size. Information can be found at

1. Must be a member in good standing to post on the Bulletin Boards. 2. All postings will be handled through Recreation. 3. Postings will be on the designated section only of Bulletin Boards by the Main & North Mailboxes. 4. Members can only post personal property for sale. (no services or real estate). 5. All postings will be on 3x5 index cards - available at Recreation. 6. Maximum of two (2) index cards per lot. 7. Posts will ONLY be put up on the 1st of each month & removed at the end of the month. 8. No postings will be taken over the phone-must be in person. 9. No fees, at this time, will be charged for mposting.


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Participating businesses on the 2018 Hideout Discount Card The card can be purchased at the POA or Recreation for just $5 The ads below are not coupons, must purchase discount card for deals

Hideout Recreation Department 10% off the rental fee for facility rentals. Facilities include: Outdoor Sports Complex, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ski Hill (off season), RSC Multi-Purpose Room, and the Main Lodge Pool This is not a coupon




BOGO 1/2 off hot cocoa at the Ski Hill Snack Shop exp. 2/28/19

exp. 2/28/19

• BTM FLOORING, 209 Mt. Cobb Highway, Hamlin - Right next to Shaffers Hardware, PA013157 - 20% off all Shaw’s St. Jude’s carpets and pad *Must present card at time of purchase. 570-689-4500 • JAKE’S CARPET, Rt. 590 • Hamlin, 577 Hamlin Hwy., PA001689 - 20% off with your 2018 Hideout Discount Card. 570-689-7188 • JOHN’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Rt. 590 • Hamlin, 10% off Monday Thursday (excludes specials & alcohol - eat in only) 570-689-2659 • KAY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT, Rt. 191 • $3 OFF of $20 or more. Dine in or take out. Cannot be combined with other offers. 1 offer per table. Cannot be used with pizza, lunch, or dinner specials, early bird menu, or buffets. Excludes alcohol. 570-698-9590

Hideout Food & Beverage Department

• LIBERTY RESTAURANT & BUFFET, Rt. 191 • Lake Ariel, 10% off, Total Check, 1 card per table-per visit, eat in only. 570-698-6404 • LORI’S CORNER KITCHEN, 630 Hamlin Hwy, Hamlin, PA Breakfast & Lunch, 10% OFF, Offer valid Mon. - Thur. only, Open 7 Days a Week - 6 a.m. - 3.p.m. 570-689-7080 • MCDONALD’S HAMLIN, Rt. 590 Hamlin, Buy one get one FREE any bagel sandwich • POCONO CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, INC., Discount varies per project...please call for discount information! Fred Sakacs - 570-698-7579 PA007207 • ROBBIE’S DEALS FOR DOLLARS Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 10% Off *Not to be combined with any other discounts. Weis Plaza, Rt. 590, Hamlin. 570-689-5340

This is not a coupon

• SPRING GARDEN CHINA BUFFET, 10% off Buffet. Route 590, Village Shopping Center Hamlin, PA 18427 570-689-5277 • THE GLASS HAT, 1/2 Mile South of Hamlin Corners on Rt. 191, 15% OFF (Not to be combined with any other discounts) 570-689-4060

EAT, DRINK, SHOP, Locally!

•The 2018 Hideout Discount Card is valid through 3/31/19 •Must present card before purchase•Not valid with other offers •LIMIT ONE OFFER PER CARD PER VISIT•Subject to change •Purchase Discount Card to get these deals at the POA or REC. Office for $5.00



A bug just bit my bottom I was sitting at the time I must have sat down on him In the space, I thought was mine It itched a bit I must admit I put lotion on to heal That little insect bit Who’s seat I thought to steal I never found that little flea Or fly or what its name could be It went off to its hiding place So fast as if it was a race The next time that I need to sit Upon my outside chair I’ll look to see If that old flea Is lingering still there I’ll flip and check it everywhere This time I’ll take the time to care And when I’m sure there’s nothing there I’ll place my derriere.

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Please join us at the MAIN LODGE from 12:00pm TO 3:OOpm


Carved Filet Mignon with Broccolli & Garlic Mashed Potatoes Pasta Primavera with Chicken Crab Stuffed Shrimp with Broccolli & Garlic Mashed Potatoes Garden Salad - Green Goddess & Italian Dressing Rolls with Butter & Coffee - Tea - Soda Red Velvet Cake

LOVE IS IN THE AIR & AT THE CASH BAR! Romantic Tunes by "DJ" Chris Please contact Lucille Koehler (570) 698-4149 - 370 THE HIDEOUT Lake Ariel, PA 18436 CHECK payable to HASG Indicate entree choice(s) on check



Since 1995, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through the Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact Lyle at (570) 647-6270 for details.

Sit & Sew

We are starting a new group called ”Sit & Sew.” If you quilt, knit, or sew, bring your own project and join us. We hope to exchange ideas, help each other, teach, and socialize. We will meet in the Quilters room on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Any questions call Joanne at (570) 698-8336.

Ain’t No Cure for the Wintertime Blues? WE HAVE THE CURE!

Come to the HASG “Sounds of the Beach Boys” Dinner Dance MENU Sliders Cash Bar Chicken Cordon Blue DJ Chris (MacGyver) Croquettes March 22, 2019 Pigs in the Blanket Tossed Salad with rolls Main Lodge 6-10 p.m. Choose One Price: Beef & Chicken Kabob $35.00 Members (1 each) Ham with Pineapple $40.00 Non Members Make checks payable Large Coconut Shrimp (5) to HASG All meals served Please write your with finger potatoes entrée choice on check! & fresh asparagus Coffee, Tea, Soda Contact Rita Kinsella Build your own Vanilla 570-504-5596 Sundae

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ELITE HOME IMPROVEMENT, INC. Home Repairs & Maintenance Drywall Basements Windows & Doors

Bathrooms Plumbing Painting And much more ...



Phone: (570) 878-6945

POA Member


Fully Insured

Have a concern? Here’s who to call

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

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100


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



(570) 676-5253 ROBERT


Dial (570) plus number Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 133 North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317 Recreation.......................... 698-4100, ext. 160 Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 300 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!


SERVICES AVAILABLE - Tree Trimming - Tree Removal - Emergency Storm Work TREE SERVICE - Firewood Delivery 570-689-7516 - Lot Clearing - Stump Grinding PA088027

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

Check out our website at: for all committee information, meeting dates, and everything and anything happening in The Hideout.

110 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436 PA HIC # 043354 Bus. (570) 698-8797 Fax (570) 698-6721 Fully Insured Over 20 years experience

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


•BBB Accredited Business A+ Rating •Fees 1/2 of other Accountants •BBA in Accounting •20+ Years Experience •Tax Preparation •Bookkeeping •Payroll Ray Labutis

(570) 698-7465

1002 Forest Lane POA Member

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

CBS Construction, LLC ALL ASPECTS OF HOME REMODELING Specializing in Custom Tile Baths Check Our Facebook Page For Pics Of Completed Jobs & Inspiration! 570-352-5351 Fully Insured

Retired NYCMOS PA 025881

Automatic Delivery

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

Competitive Pricing Family Owned (570) 689-7100

& Operated Hamlin, PA 18427

Precision Tree Co. ...branching out to meet your needs!

570-885-1375 Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Storm Damage & Cleanup Landscaping Services 24 Hour Emergency Service References Available

• Free Estimates • Fully Insured Visit our website:


Show your love through dessert this Valentine’s Day TIRAMISU Yield: 9 servings 6 egg yolks 1 cup sugar 1 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese 1 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 12 oz packages Savoradi Lady Fingers 1/2 cup cold espresso or strong coffee 1/4 cup coffee flavored liqueur (optional) 1 tablespoon cocoa for dusting

Romantic sentiments are expressed in many ways come Valentine’s Day. Gifts may include sparkling jewels or personalized prose, but a homemade dessert from the kitchen can win over some hearts as well. Even though chocolate may be expected on Valentine’s Day, tiramisu can be a welcome and delicious alternative. Tiramisu is an Italian layered dessert, and the name translates to “pick me up” or “cheer me up.” It is made from spongy cookies soaked in coffee and liqueur, nestled among dollops of rich mascarpone cheese. Requiring no baking at all, it is an easy treat to offer a sweetheart. Enjoy this recipe for “Tiramisu” courtesy of the American Dairy Association.

Combine egg yolks and sugar in the top of a double boiler, over boiling water. Reduce heat to low and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly.This is your sabayon. Remove from the heat and whip yolks until thick and lemon colored. Add mascarpone to whipped yolks, and beat until combined. In a separate bowl, whip cream to stiff peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream in the mascarpone-sabayon mixture and set aside.

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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 Mix the cold espresso with the coffee liquor, and dip the lady fingers into usage of the property are specific and typically limited. Property ownership or possession the mixture just long enough to get them wet; do not soak them! Arrange 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 the lady fingers in the bottom of a 8 inch square baking dish (or 6X9). are those that are given to public utilities such gas or telephone companies to run lines Spoon half the mascarpone cream filling over the lady fingers. under/over private property. Utility easements such as power, phone, water and sewer are examples of easements Repeat the process with another layer. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. that benefit the Hideout. Such is the case with RS&W. As a general rule, the grantor Dust with cocoa before serving. 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 A Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “non-portable” the easement, and the easement is attached to the property deed so that it will persist residential whole house/stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. even when the property is transferred or sold. Utilities can request an easement for any A separate Permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator. 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 ALL Applications for Permit are located on the Hideout website. Or you can get any the property is long enough that the lines cannot pass over the property without support. permit application at the front POA desk. The utility has the right to utilize a strip of land for the lines, and to enter the land to IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS access the lines for maintenance and repair, which can include tree trimming, replacing Never operate a generator indoors – it can cause unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas which, if inhaled, can be fatal. rotted utility poles, and relocation of any conduits, cables, wires, towers, and poles. Also, do not install a generator right next to your home – carbon monoxide can collect What about these Property Easements? Every Hideout property has “easements” in the eaves of your home. Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running – legal rights that others have to use parts of a land owner’s property. Despite their as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death. Finally, be sure to remove all prevalence, easements are often misunderstood and in some instances, people are gas from the tank when storing your generator. not even aware that easements exist. As a property owner you can benefit from a basic HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR understanding of easements. That understanding helps you avoid problems (permanent Identify the items you will need to run in the event of a power outage. Choose the placement of landscaping, trees & shrubs, rock gardens, landscape lighting, fences, etc.) generator that meets or exceeds the total wattage requirement. Assistance from a that can arise within the easement area. qualified electrician is also advisable. By keeping these areas free of plantings or other obstructions, you can enjoy what you 5,000 WATTS (41.7/20.8 AMPS) Powers Refrigerator 700 watts, AM/FM radio 50 watts, have planted without worrying that it may be in jeopardy in the future. Color TV 450 watts, Eight 100-watt lights 800 watts, Microwave 1,000, Sump pump 1,000 watts, Water pump 1,000 watts 6,800 WATTS (56.7/28.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 5,000 watt generator does, plus: Deep freezer 500 watts, Washing machine 1,100 watts 8,000 WATTS (66.7/33.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 6,800 watt generator does, plus: Attic fan 300 watts, Clothes dryer (gas) 700 watts, Four 100 watt lights 400 watts NOTE - A simple formula to calculate how much combined power you’ll need to run appliances and tools is volts x amps = wattage. Check the power demands of your appliances to determine whether they can run simultaneously or intermittently. Always consult the data plate on the appliance for accurate electrical information. Starting watts: Always plug in the appliance with the highest starting wattage first and add appliances in descending wattage order.

Generator Permit

To advertise with us, please call Lisa Green at 570-630-3707

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Don’t Peek!


Do you want to SELL or RENT your Hideout Home? LOT to sell? ITEM to sell?

The Hideout Club Guide HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP (HASG) - meets the second Thursday of each month (except Dec.) at 1 p.m. in the Main Lodge. For info call John Hinton at (732) 841-6731, HIDEOUT COMPUTER CLUB - meets first & third Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the RSC.

Put your ad on The Hideout’s website -

Home For SALE by Owner Home For RENT by Owner LOT For Sale by Owner For SALE

To advertise on these pages please call our Advertising Editor, Lisa Green at 570-630-3707

Obituary Guidelines To submit an obituary (Hideout members only) please follow the guidelines below (350 words or less). To include a photo, please email 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

• Add where he or she went to school and graduated from

• Names of husband or wife and names of children, number of grandchildren

• Services/Mass/Cemetery information.

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Lake Ariel. Mass: Sat., 4pm; Sun., 8am and 11am. Father Stephen Stavoy (570) 698-5584. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, Ledgedale. Mass: Sat. 4:00pm; Sun. 9:30am Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584. SALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH (United Methodist Congregation) Rte 590, Hamlin; Sunday Service 10:30 am. Pastor Jeff L. Rarich, PHD; Church Office (570) 689-6011 LAKE ARIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Maple St., Lake Ariel; Sunday Service @ 9:00 am. Pastor Fred Snyder; Church Office 570-226-6713 LAKEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 431 Purdytown Turnpike (Rt. 590), Lakeville; Sunday Service @ 10:30 am. Pastor Fred Snyder; Church Office 570-2266713 CORTEZ UMC, Cortez Rd. Past. Art Yetter. Church 9am. (570) 698-4015. FREE METHODIST CHURCH, S. Canaan. 19 St. Tikhons Rd. William G. Rushik, Pastor (570) 937-4385. Worship Schedule: 8:45am

HIDEOUT SPORTSMEN Lyle Britton, Pres. Club meets first Monday of the month after the 1st Sunday, lower level of the POA at 7 p.m. THE GARDEN CLUB Meets at the Arboretum every Monday at 10 a.m. during the growing season. Everyone welcome. WOODWORKING GROUP - Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441.

ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin. The Rev’d. Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. - Services of Holy Communion Sundays 8am & 10am. (570) 689-9260. Email: Web: Parish Office Hours:10:00am3:00pm Mon, Wed & Fri. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 815 Church St., Hawley (570) 226-4835. Visitors welcome. Sunday Worship: 11am Sunday school & nursery during worship. Coffee Hour after service. Worship ServicesMonthly. THE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 201 Tenth Street, Honesdale (570) 253-5451. Sunday services: 9am contemporary service held at The Vineyard, 761 Paris St., 11am traditional in Honesdale. CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD Junction of 435 & 590, Elmhurst, PA (570) 842-1454. Pastor Ron-(570)-383-0888. Sunday Worship Services, 9 & 11am. Communion-1st Sat of the month “Alive at Five Spirit filled worship service, 6pm.

THE WEIGH WE WERE Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. at the RSC. We are a small but caring group. We each choose our own program. We are supportive and encouraging. So join us? HIDEOUT QUILTERS Love in every stitch! Quilters meet every Wednesday 1 p.m. and every Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Quilters Center. Call (570) 698-4100, ext. 156. Stop in and visit us. HIDEOUT ADULT BOWLING LEAGUE comprised of residents, four man teams September 11 - April 23, 2019, Tuesdays 1PM & Awards Dinner at season’s end. All are welcome!! Reggie Hadley (570) 698-7429.

We have Online Gate Access Residents can register guests online without having 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 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.


Early worship; 10am Sun School; 11am. Worship; Wednesday 6:30pm Youth Serv.

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FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, (Greentown) Sun School-9:30am. Morn. Worship 10:45am. Sun Evening Praise & Worship-6pm. HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA. (570) 689-2630. Pastor: Kenneth Claflin. Sunday Worship 10:30AM. Sunday School (all ages) 9:30AM. Wed Family Night 6:30PM. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, (Newfoundland Rts. 191 & 507) Rev. Tammie Rinker-Services Sunday School & Coffee Club-9:30am. Morning Worship 10:45am. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court St., Honesdale, PA 18431 (Court & 7th St.) Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. Liza Roos Lucy, Pres. (570) 226-4571. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA Rabbi Daniel Swartz. Shabbat Services Friday 8pm Interfaith and GLBT Families welcome. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church St, Hawley, PA (570) 226-2411. Pastor: Rev. Colleen Cox. Sunday Service of Holy Communion: 9:30amyear round. Sunday School 9:30am (Sept-June).

All welcome! CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, Home of Canaan Christian Academy, Pastor Daniel Henwood, 30 Hemlock Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. (570) 937-4848-Fax (570) 937-4800. Services: Sun 10am & 6pm (Lighthouse Kids, Youth Group & Adult Bible Study). Sun. School 8:45am. Wed 7pm-Bible Study & Prayer. MONASTERY OF ST. TIKHON OF ZADONSK - 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472 / (570) 937-4390 Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4:30 p.m. Vespers and Matins. Sat: 8 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4 p.m. Vigil Sun: 9:30a.m. Divine Liturgy, 4 p.m. Vespers and Matins. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOLLISTERVILLE, 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444. (570) 689-3071. email: Pastor Jim Sheridan. Sunday School 9 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer & Bible Study 7 p.m.

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

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

• ROONEY ELEC­TRIC Licensed & Insured Contractor serving The Hideout for over 40 yrs. NJ Lic. # EI-04624 Scranton Lic. # 1057 PA002567 (570) 698-6690.

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50 51 - 53 56 57 62 64 Hideout Group Classifieds Directory Advertisers' Budget 2019 Final Hideout P.O.A. Insert: The

Opportunities Employment Financials Card Advertisers Hideout Discount Events

THE HIDEOUT 2018 DISCOUNT CARD is available at the POA or Recreation for just $5.00 (card valid until 3/31/19)

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To advertise on the classified page either fill out the ad form below & mail in or go to the Hideout’s website and submit a form online. NO REFUNDS ON CLASSIFIED ADS.

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Make check payable to: The Hideout POA & Mail to: The Hideout POA Attn: Lisa Green, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

• 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! • Kelcean Mold Removal LLC. 570-503-7350 Do not wait too long if you have a water or mold problem in your house!!! Call us and we will be there for you and your family in your time of need, we will work with your insurance company. Don’t pay franchise prices!

A character is every space that you use whether it is a letter, number, punctuation mark, or blank space. Please call for Classified and Business Classified Rates at 570-630-3707. All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing.




Free Simple Will Service for Retirees Attorney Chris Farrell has offered to volunteer his time to retired Hideout Residents for free Simple Will Service. Please contact Brooke Craven to schedule an appointment at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109.

To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 20, please call Lisa Green at 570-630-3707 or e-mail her at


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




Snow Plowing for driveways


(4 in. or more) and Snow Blowing

starting at $250

for full season packages *raking back at the end of season included

Affordable & Dependable Snow Removal Services!

• On call & emergency plowing available • Walkway & stair shoveling with salting available • Pricing for single driveways

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 a.m.-noon and 5-7 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 Sun & Wed at Bingo Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on the hill). Doors

Please let our Advertisers know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER! Want your commitee event listed in the Hideabout Newspaper and the Bi-weekly Hideabout Extra? Just call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at

open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/ Lake Ariel meets Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. at RPlace, Rte 590 in Hamlin. Public is welcome to attend. CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP monthly meeting held every 2nd Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center. Group meeting is informal and informational. Volunteer facilitators are experienced and understanding. Participants share experiences, ideas, situations, solutions, and frustrations which help you and others who attend. For more information please call (570) 253-4262. THE LAKE ARIEL FIRE COMPANY IS HAVING A BREAKFAST BUFFET with Omelette station on February 10, 2019. 8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m. at the Lake Ariel Fire Station. 1381 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel.

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ALL COUNTY TAX RESOLUTION - INCOME & CRYPTO TAXES - FREE Review last 3 yrs. returns - Back Returns-No Problem - Missing Records-No Problem - IRS/State Issues-No Problem - POA Member




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The origins of Groundhog Day Every year on February 2nd, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage on or if spring will arrive sooner than later. Although it's a rather strange means of prognostication, millions of people celebrate Groundhog Day, a tradition that is older than many people may know. The first official Groundhog Day took place on February 2, 1887 at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. In the ensuing 130 years, individuals have gathered in Pennsylvania and other areas around the United States to find out if the groundhog will see his shadow. If the groundhog sees his shadow, winter will continue for six more weeks. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, then spring will arrive early. Although the Groundhog Day of today is relatively new, the concept is actually quite old and dates back to the ancient Christian tradition of Candlemas. Candlemas is a Christian holiday commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Candlemas falls on the 40th day of the Christmas/Epiphany period and is one of the oldest feasts of the Christian Church, celebrated since the 4th century in Jerusalem. Around the 14th century in Europe, Candlemas began to overshine Pagan holidays like Lupercalia (Romans) and Imbolc (Celts). Rather than torches and blessings from goddesses, on Candlemas custom

called for members of the clergy to bless candles and distribute them to the people to symbolize that Christ was the light of the world. Weather played a role in the celebration of Candlemas. Rainy, wet weather was preferable because it suggested spring's arrival was on the horizon. Candlemas was celebrated in many parts of Europe and eventually spread to Germany, where animals were involved in the ceremony. Hedgehogs were plentiful in the area, and celebrants believed if they cast a shadow during fair weather on Candlemas, more bad weather was in store. Pennsylvania's earliest settlers were German, and these immigrants brought their Candlemas traditions with them. But hedgehogs were not common in Pennsylvania, so settlers used groundhogs instead. Thus, the groundhog was seen as a wise and suitable substitute for prognostication. Today's celebrations include tens of thousands of visitors from all around the world who travel to Pennsylvania to see Punxsutawney Phil in person. Phil has become a celebrity of sorts and has appeared on various television shows, on a jumbo screen in Times Square and as the star of the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day." (Although the real Phil was not allowed to be in the movie because it was filmed in Illinois instead of Pennsylvania, and the Groundhog Day organizers were notably upset.) Boasting a deeper history than many people may know, Groundhog Day will continue to delight revelers for years to come.

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Integra Clean & Dry

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All County Tax Resolution

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J & A Transport

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Apple Maintenance Inc.

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Jake’s Carpet Page 11

Aurel’s TV & Appliances

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James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

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Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating

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BTM Flooring

Al Dente’s Pizzeria

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John T. Bolles General Contracting

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Bug E. Bug Pest Control

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John’s Italian Restaurant

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Canine Connection

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JT’s Painting & Contracting

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Carey Construction

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Kathy MARTIN for Wayne County DA Page 24

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CBS Construction, LLC.

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Koberlein Septic

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Liberty Restaurant

CM’s Construction, Inc.

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Lighthouse Harbor Marina

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Colors Unite Painting

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Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc.

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Cover All Painting Co.

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Mike’s Walk-In Carpet

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Cove Haven Page 23

Paupack Plunge-Lighthouse Harbor

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Crewe Construction Page 48

Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA

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Resnick’s Mattress Warehouse

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Family First Vision Center

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