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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Towanda, PA 18848 Permit No. 480 The Hideabout 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Change Service Requested

Life is better in a Gold Star Community FEBRUARY 2020 • VOLUME 39 • ISSUE 2

640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA

The Hideout Ski Hill is waiting for you...

President's Message Community Manager's Message Public Safety Corner Public Works Corner Food & Beverage Corner Registration Corner Chairman's Message

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Environmental Corner 5 Winter Sports Complex 6 Draft Board Meeting Minutes 7 Food & Beverage Events 11 Recreation 25 Financials 40, 41, 42, 43 Employment Opportunities 44, 45, 46

Classifieds 53 Local Community Happenings 53 Puzzle Page 57 Advertisers' Directory 60


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FROM JERRY RESTAINO

President’s Message

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hile Judy and I were not here for the New Year’s Eve festivities, the reports I received were absolutely incredible. There were rave reviews about the food, staff, chefs, wait staff, and the camaraderie whether it was at the Main Lodge or Bistro. To the staff, thank you all and a special thank you to Karen Kegel for planning and coordinating this outstanding activity. The Fire Suppression System at the Main Lodge is moving along with a completion date sometime in March. All of the old carpeting has been removed as well as the old suspended ceiling in the Main Lodge Dining Room. The piping (black pipe and not PVC) has been installed in the lower level (snack bar/ game room area), and the contractor is now installing the piping for the main level. The Food and Beverage Committee will be selecting the color of the new flooring and suspended ceiling tile and determining what type of window treatment will be appropriate for the main level. The major concern of the Board and Larry Frotten for a project of this size is the impact on our budget. Fortunately we have been prudent with financial obligations and any additions to the original contract must be approved by the Board. For those residents who have attended activities at the Main Lodge, the audio system was at the top of the needs improvement list. I am happy to report that we heard you, and a new wireless sound system is part of the Main Lodge renovation project. The Main Gate project is beyond annoying. Penn Dot does move a little slower than I am used to. Nevertheless, our consultant, Peters Consultants, is coordinating with Penn Dot to determine

when we can start that project. The longer it takes to reach closure on a start date, the more difficult it becomes for the Board. We cannot agree to a start date that will impact upon Memorial Day, July 4th, and the 50th Anniversary celebration. We have compiled with all survey requests from Penn Dot, and we think we are ready to go to bid. The plans for the 2nd floor renovation at the POA building should be ready so we can receive bids for the work. Believe it or not, the POA building is bulging at the seams. The physical size of the POA building is the same as from when it was built to the present. We have increased staff and programs which absolutely benefits our residents as we as enhancing our community. Most importantly, we have a happy, competent staff that enjoy their jobs and go above and beyond to continue to make The Hideout a premier community to live in and work. A reminder for all residents to review the proposed Article 5 and 10 Bylaw amendments you received with your dues assessment. The Board encourages you to vote yes. Please bear in mind the Bylaws were written in 1970 and periodically amendments were proposed, voted on, and implemented. If you have any questions about the amendments email me or Rick Yocum and we will respond. Best regards, Jerry

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 www. hideoutassoc.com. The Registration form is under the Resource tab then click on Gate Access. 3. You will receive a confirmation from The Hideout once you register.

FROM LARRY FROTTEN

FEBRUARY 2020 • 3

Community Manager’s Message

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opefully by the time you read this message, Mother Nature has granted us a reprieve with the weather. We have been experiencing an unusually warm, wet December and January. With the weather not conducive to making snow, our Ski Hill remained closed. I thought it important to explain what conditions are needed for the Ski Hill to make snow. The best conditions are dry, cold weather with an average of 28 degrees or less. The equipment we have is very dependent on weather conditions unlike some of our neighboring ski hills who have invested large sums of money on snow making. As I write this, you should know that there are at least 4 other hills not opened. On the plus side, our maintenance staff has not been required to do very much snow plowing, thereby saving on expenses. It is safe to say the best winter weather for our purposes is very cold weather with limited snow fall. Very cold weather where we can make snow and limited snow fall where we can save on the expenses incurred with snow plowing. We are currently proceeding with the Main Lodge Fire Suppression System installation. The project is on schedule and we hope to have the project completed by the middle of March. The project includes enhancements to the Main Lodge that will be make the structure safer and also some added features that will enable many years of enjoyment by our Community. We will be installing a new ceiling, new audio system, new lighting and new flooring. The suppression system is needed to bring the building into new code requirements and will also provide much improved functionality.

After reviewing the current recycling process, we have determined that a new approach might best serve the Community regarding recycling. Currently, members can combine their recycling, and with the new process combining will continue. The 5 containers currently in use for recycling will be replaced by 2 units with the ability to compact the materials. Each compactor will have

the ability to hold the contents of our current 5 containers thereby reducing the amount of times pickups have to be made. The Hideout is charged for each pickup. The compactors are enclosed units so no materials will escape and litter the area. We estimate a significant reduction in costs because of the limited need to do container pickups. We have also installed new cameras in the area and we are very vigilant regarding misuse of our recycling and trash area. We remind members and their guests that no building materials or inappropriate materials may be placed in our recycling/ trash containers and substantial fines will be levied on anyone violating our directives regarding disposal of materials. We have recently received some very good news regarding our insurance premiums. Our liability insurance premiums were reduced from $130,000.00 to $100,000.00 due to a very favorable claims history. Much of the credit belongs to our Safety Committee and the training given to our staff. Also, our general insurance premiums were reduced $23,000.00 for the coming year, again because of favorable claims history. Our premium for general insurance will be $367,000.00 for 2020. These reductions are a testament to our employees who perform their duties in a safe manner. Adding to this news, we were informed the premium for health insurance paid for by our employees and The Hideout will remain at the level for 2019, a significant savings for both The Hideout and our employees. Lastly, please be extra careful as our employees go about doing their work during these winter months. We encourage our members to let us know about unsafe conditions in our community so that we may make corrections in a timely manner.

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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POA NEWS

FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner I n this month’s article I would like to explain the process that we have in place regarding the Public Safety Department addressing member’s complaints. I have touched on this issue in the past but I feel it is good information for our new members. There are two different avenues that a member can utilize to file a complaint. The first would be that of filing an incident report with the department. The Public Safety Department files many incident reports for many different reasons. These reports are filed and any follow up that is required is done. At times an incident report is closed out on completion of the report, other times further follow up is required to close the case. Many times a complaint from a member is handled in this manner. An example of this might be a member calls Public Safety to report their neighbor’s excessively barking dog. Public Safety will respond and speak with the complainant and will follow up and investigate the source of the barking dog. If the officer hears the barking dog the officer will be able to act as the complainant and either issue a verbal warning, written warning or a citation. If the responding officer does not hear the barking dog, the officer cannot act as the complainant and may issue a verbal warning but would not be able to issue a citation. The case may be closed as “unfounded upon arrival” and no further action will be taken. Should the member wish to pursue the matter further they can file a written complaint. These complaint forms are located for pick up at the North Gate, Main Gate, POA Administration Building and the Main Lodge Patrol

Office but must be completed and returned to the North Gate. After received at the North Gate, it can be logged and issued a control number. These Complaint Forms can be used for any complaint regarding any department that may be involved. The complaint will be forwarded to me and I will, in turn, assign it to a Public Safety Department officer or the responsible department regarding the matter i.e. Maintenance, Recreation, Food & Beverage, etc. to investigate the complaint. At times this complaint can act as the vehicle for the case to proceed to the Disciplinary Committee for disposition. The member filling out the complaint will be required to appear before the committee to testify with regards to their complaint. The committee will listen to all parties involved, both the complainant as well as the alleged violator and render their decision. The complaint form is generally used when Public Safety does not observe a violation being committed but a member does. If you are still unsure of how to address your concerns, the best thing to do is to call the North Gate Control Center at (570) 698-4100 ext. 142 and ask for a patrol officer to respond; they will be able to assist you. You can also call me directly at (570) 630-3719 with any questions you may have. Enjoy everything The Hideout has to offer!

Hideout Art Association Update

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he Hideout Art Association has been inactive for more that one year. There was some money in the checking account. After discussions with several former members it was decided to donate the remaining money to the HELP THE HERO FUND. This a non-profit fund in our community which helps veterans, keeps Reflection Park updated, sponsors the 911 and Veteran’s day services and breakfasts open to all residents as well as many other things too numerous to mention. The money donated was made through hard work of the art association members with the support of the community. It is sad to see the end of this association which did so many good things for the community throughout the years. Now is the time for our residents to form a group that reflects their goals and ideas for The Hideout in the future. Marie Krauss Art Association Treasurer

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FROM BRAD SCHUMACHER, FACILITIES MANAGER

Public Works Corner

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e have some changes coming to our trash/recycling area that will hopefully have a low impact on the membership. We are going to a recycling compactor platform that will allow us to have more space for recycling items and get rid of the large containers in the parking lot, freeing up space and making the area look a little less industrial. These new compactors will also save the community money in pulls to the recycling center, and less impact on our roads. That being said we seem to have some confusion on things that are considered household trash. We do have signage displayed that list the items that should not be put in either the regular trash

or recycling containers. Household trash is considered non-construction materials or various bulk items such as couches, toilets, or the remnants of an old deck. We have improved the lighting and added more cameras to the area to make it safer and to discourage illegal dumping. Please feel free to call the Facilities or Maintenance Department if you have any questions about what is or is not considered household trash.

FROM KAREN KEGEL, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Food & Beverage Corner H ello February. These last few months have flown by. So many things happening in the Food and Beverage areas! Chef’s and I have been dedicating our time to our menu’s in the Pub and Bistro so please be on the look-out for some new fun additions. Healthier choices like the fish dishes added to the Bistro, our Burger and Brew Thursday nights (happy to see it’s been a hit!) and more to come on the Pub side. The team is happy to report that we have created a kid’s menu, under 10. Available on both the Pub and Bistro side during dinner service. Let’s keep those lil locals happy! And just an FYI we will be doing a pretailgating at the Clubhouse for Super Bowl 2020~details still be developed. Stay tuned!

We would like to thank Tammi McCabe for accepting the position of Lead bar supervisor, she has become a staple at the Clubhouse. She is a wonderful woman to work with and so very helpful to her co-workers. Tammi will be working hand in hand with Marcia Lopata our front of house manager and myself to continue to make a visit to our bar area enjoyable. We are very happy to have all our ducks in a row. We encourage you to speak with the Managers on duties for daily issues. We will be working on a new cocktail menu and making some additions to our variety of spirits and wines. Speaking of the bar and some

changes, we have implemented a quick and easy way to handle our guest who wants to purchase a beverage for another guest. No more chips, now when you would like to purchase a treat for a friend, our register will print you out a ticket for use. Quick and simple. We encourage you to come in and redeem the chips you have. We will no longer be distributing the chips at the bar. We will be looking at the gaming room downstairs and updating that room next. As I’m writing this, I got the call from Charlie our Ski Hill manager and looks like we will be opening the snack shop at the Ski Hill Jan 24th! Let’s keep our fingers crossed for weather to cooperate and Thank you Charlie and his team. So much to cover! The Main Lodge is under way with its repairs & renovations. So excited to have all our ideas coming together. It will be an amazing re-open, we are very excited. Food and Beverage are also fine tuning the catering/banquet/golf packages. New menu items, some price adjustments, and new packages to view for all your culinary needs. Happy Valentine's Day to all! Cheers to another wonderful month at The Hideout, thank you for stopping in and seeing all our improvements.


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POA NEWS

FROM MICHAEL TERRANOVA

Chairman's Message I t appears that Mother Nature didn’t get the memo that it is actually winter. We sure had some unusually warm weather in mid January. So all of you skiers out there, hang in there. Snow will eventually arrive. This coming summer will be the 50th Anniversary of The Hideout. Members of the Board along with several committees are planning a wonderful celebration. There will be something for everyone to enjoy. Please look for the event dates, which will be announced in the next few months. Trash and recycling has been and will continue to be on my radar. The costs have been on a steady increase. We have been in contact with County Waste, our current hauler. They will be installing two new compactors for recycling. Every time they pick up the current recycling containers, there is a fee. There are approximately five to eight pickups per month. With the compactors, the pickups will be significantly less. Therefore, fewer pickups mean lower costs. Your Board of Directors are dedicated to stabilizing spending without cutting services to our members. Our managers will be consumer shopping for most of the items purchased by The Hideout. Staff members have continued to do a

great job.

Public Safety is fully staffed. The equipment is well maintained and cared for by our officers. Keep up the good work. Facilities/Public Works has continued to improve the roadways and buildings of The Hideout. Housekeeping is doing a wonderful job maintaining our buildings. Food and Beverage did a spectacular job on New Year's Eve. The Main Lodge was standing room only. Thanks to our Manager Karen and her staff. The Bistro and Pub also had a great crowd. Keep up the good work. Recreation is always on the move. Look in The Hideabout and Hideabout Extra for upcoming events. John and his staff are always looking for new and different things for our members to enjoy. The Ski Hill staff has been hard at work preparing the hill and buildings. They keep the equipment maintained and at the ready. Come on Mother Nature...let it snow! Please be kind to our staff, members, and guests at The Hideout. A little kindness goes a long way.

FROM KATHY KINNEY, REGISTRATION COORDINATOR

Registration Corner R evalidation is in full swing; and as a result the Registration Department is in “high gear” meeting the needs of our membership.

The 2020 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 2020 STICKERS. If you will be using the “mail in/mail out” option, please be sure to include copies of your vehicle registrations, college student IDs, and “guest” vehicle registrations. If you will be stopping in to see us for your 2020 stickers, PLEASE COME PREPARED. The more prepared you are, the quicker the revalidation process 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. This year President’s Day weekend will be shared with Valentine’s Day: February 14 – 15 – 16 – 17. Be sure to visit our website www.hideoutassoc.com to keep updated on upcoming events and activities.

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FEBRUARY 2020 • 5

FROM RYAN HILL, M.S.ED, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER

Environmental Corner G reetings,

My Department is happy to announce several updates for 2020 regarding Environmental Control and the permitting process for exterior lot improvement projects: • All ECC Permit Applications for 2020 have been streamlined and refreshed, providing a uniform delivery of information for owners and contractors alike. These new documents may be accessed on The Hideout's website under the ECC Permits tab, and are also available in person at the POA Registration Desk, TuesdaySaturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. These efforts will result in a paper use reduction of roughly 50%. • The ECC Permit web page has been enhanced to provide a more robust user experience. • The 2020 Contractor Guideline Handbook has been updated and is also available online or at the POA. The perfect size to keep in a glove box, contractors can now easily refer to a summary of current Rules & Regulations regarding exterior lot improvements. Be sure to tell your contractor to pick one up!

website under the ECC Permits tab. The 2020 version includes: o All updates and changes in the lot improvement permitting process that have arisen since 2015; o All Board of Director Motions, Committee Meeting Requests, and Amendments pertaining to the ECC; o An easier to use table of contents; o Supplemental documents for guidance on the permitting process as a whole; • A universal email account has been created for owners and contractors alike to email Hideout Building Permit inquiries to. While regular email to Environmental Department staff will always be accepted, questions are additionally welcome to be directed to environmental@thehideout.us. • Clarification on when Hideout Building Permits are NOT required for exterior lot improvements have been provided in all of the aforementioned areas.

• The 2020 ECC Manual has been updated and is available on The Hideout

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

By: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.ED, Environmental Manager The Gray Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

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he Hideout is home to many woodland creatures, but a very prominent staple of the northern section of the community in particular, is that of the Gray Squirrel. Dense stands of mature oaks dominate the canopy in this portion of our entity, presenting ideal habitat for our states most common squirrel as they search for mast crop (acorns) and suitable nesting sites. Here are some interesting facts you might not have previously known about Gray’s: • Those large bushy tails you see are utilized by the squirrel to assist with balance as it hops from one limb or tree to another. • Squirrels, in general, only view the world in shades of black and white. • Grays weigh in at around one to one and a half pounds at maturity. • In the 18th century of Pennsylvania, Gray Squirrels were so abundant they were considered extreme nuisances to farmers. This resulted in bounties being paid for the removal of around 640,000 of them. • If you see a Black Squirrel, its actually

a Gray! This genetic mutation is known as melanism and is fairly common. Albino Squirrels, which are also Grays, are much rarer to encounter. • Its true that squirrels burry nuts and other foods in the ground, and later retrieve them during harsher conditions when food is less plentiful. Hence the phrase “squirreling away food”. • Gray Squirrels hold the potential to live up to ten years or more in the wild, but most do not make it past the first two or three years of their life due to predation and/or hunting pressure. • Gray Squirrels average spring litters of around four to five pups, February throughout April each year. A second summer litter is usually born later on in July or August as well. The young are cared for around five to seven weeks before taking off on their own. Information courtesy of: https://www. pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeSpecies/ Documents/squirrels.pdf Thank you to Hideout Member and photographer, John Goldman, for the picture.


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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.

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

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Ski Hill Hours

Regular Hours ~ Weather Permitting 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

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

14 - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 15 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 16-20 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 21-22 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 23 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

SNOWBOARD RENTALS

LIFT TICKET RATES Child - 5 to 12 years Adult - 13 years & older (Children 4 & under receive complimentary lift tickets) Adult Member Day $16.00 Night $12.00 Combo $20.00

Child Adult Member Guest $11.00 $20.00 $ 8.00 $16.00 $15.00 $24.00

SKI RENTALS

Adult Day $23.00 Night $21.00 Combo $32.00

Child Guest $15.00 $12.00 $19.00

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

SEASON PASS

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

SNOW TUBING

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

ICE SKATING

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.

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. 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

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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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FEBRUARY 2020 • 7

Board Meeting Minutes - December 14, 2019

Call to Order: 9:00am Quorum: Yes Present: Michael Terranova, Chairperson; Jerry Restaino, President; Paul Spiese, Vice President; Richard Yocum, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Andrew Miller, Assistant Treasurer; and Marie Krauss, Director. Pledge of Allegiance Chairman 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. Budget Approval 19-94 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the 2020 Board Budget Vote meeting agenda. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 7-0.

19-99 MOTION RESOLVED THAT a minimum $250.00 charge may be imposed for cost of collections, on all accounts that remain delinquent for more than 90 days. Attorney fees may be imposed together with all actual costs incurred on all delinquent accounts, in accordance with the authority provided within the Declaration of Protective Covenants. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0.

Andrew Miller requested to research costs to be sure all expenses are covered by this fee. 19-100 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT all dues and assessments, including the reserves and annual assessments are due and payable March 1, 2020. Further, all amounts unpaid shall be considered delinquent after March 31, 2020, and subject to legal action. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Richard Yocum and passed 7-0.

19-95 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2020 Annual Assessment of $1,355.00 will be charged to each lot to be used for Operating Expenses. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2020. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Richard Yocum and passed 7-0.

19-101 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT as required by Article IX, Section 5 of the Association Bylaws, the Board of Directors hereby approve the 2020 Budget. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Richard Yocum and passed 7-0.

19-96 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2020 Capital Reserves Assessment of $395.00 will be charged each lot to be used for the Capital Reserve Fund. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2020. It was noted that this amount has remained the same as the previous year. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Louis Delli Santi and passed 7-0.

3. Unfinished Business:

19-97 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2020 New Capital Reserve Assessment of $55.00 will be charged to each lot to be used for the New Capital Reserve Fund. A 1.25% per month simple interest late charge will be levied against charges owed after March 31, 2020. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Richard Yocum and passed 7-0. 19-98 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the 2020 Dues payments paid by credit cards and debit cards will be charged an additional $50.00 processing fee. Motion made by Marie Krauss, seconded by Richard Yocum and passed 7-0. Andrew Miller requested to research costs to be sure all expenses are covered by this fee.

8. Board moves to adjourn Executive Session and General Session. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Richard Yocum, and passed 7-0. 9. Adjournment: 10:55 a.m. Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE LIAISON LIST 2019-2020 ECC COMMITTEE Paul Spiese BUDGET COMMITTEE Richard Yocum DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE Andrew Miller FOOD & BEVERAGE COMMITTEE Marie Krauss COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE Lou Delli Santi GOLF COMMITTEE Lou Delli Santi LAKES COMMITTEE Andrew Miller LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE Richard Yocum

PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE Michael Terranova PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE Michael Terranova PARKS & RECREATION COMMITTEE Richard Yocum GOVERNING DOCUMENTS COMMITTEE Jerry Restaino WILDLIFE AND FORESTRY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE Paul Spiese NOMINATING COMMITTEE Marie Krauss RS&W Jerry Restaino

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Larry noted that the rate of the transfer fee for improved lots was set at the previous year’s dues in 2003 and the transfer fee for unimproved lots was set at half of the previous year’s dues in 2006 so he recommended this be revisited. 19-102 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the existing transfer fee created by the Board of Directors on November 15, 2003 on all improved lots shall be increased to the full amount of the current year’s dues and further resolved that the existing transfer fee created by the Board of Directors on February 18, 2006 on all undeveloped properties be increased to 50% of the current year’s dues effective January 1, 2020. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Richard Yocum and passed 7-0. 4. New Business: N/A 5. Move to recess the Board Meeting and move to Executive Session: (see Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws) -Legal -Personnel -Contracts Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Jerry Restaino, and passed 7-0.

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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - 1/8/20 Call to Order: The meeting began at 9:00 Pledge of Allegiance Present: Robert Addieg, Rich Maxwell, Rich Straczynski, Brad Schumacher, Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello, Maintenance Supervisor, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison, Tina Fairfax – Facilities Coordinator, Devon Delk, Lot 228 Guest Excused: Michele Popadynec, Karl Englert Minutes from meeting on December 11, 2019 for approval. Any changes, questions or comments: The minutes were approved without any changes.

A discussion ensued regarding this issue including a suggestion to contact PENNDOT about how they would handle this type of situation; having independent inspectors the next time we have to do a major paving project. Mike Terranova informed the committee that it has been recommended by Brad that the Maintenance Department re-establish a 3-man year-round road crew. John Thompson informed the committee that he knows of several companies who do crack sealing for communities such as ours and he was asked to come to the next meeting with information regarding companies that would be willing to give us a proposal on performing crack sealing for the community.

Hidden Lake: The committee was informed that there were trees that had fallen and were laying on wires. PPL came several weeks Brad informed the committee that they needed later and cut the trees but left the cuttings by to elect a new chairperson. Nominations the side of the road. He asked if Maintenance included Bob Addieg, Andy Vuolo, Rich has plans to have them removed. Brad Maxwell. Rich Maxwell was elected and the informed him that this will be taken care of. committee congratulated him. Mailbox Area: The committee was informed Brad informed the committee of the that the entrance lights need to be cleaned. following: Craig informed the committee that this would be taken care of. He further informed the • Lodge Fire Suppression System: Work committee that little by little these lights are began on Monday, 1/6/2020 and is going very being replaced with LED’s. The committee well. was also informed that the large pot hole at • Main Gate: There will be a meeting on the North Mailboxes has been temporarily 1/15/2020 with the engineers to discuss repaired and will be looked out when the where the project currently is and how we are weather gets warmer for a more permanent going to proceed. repair. • Recycling/Trash: There will be a change in how recycling is being handled. We will Docks: A question regarding whether the be switching to 2 recycling compactors which docks were designed to remain in the water was brought up. Brad informed the committee will be able to hold more, resulting in less that they were designed to stay in the water. pulls and less cost to the community. They will still be single stream. He also informed S. Fairway Water Problems: The the committee that the fencing has been budgeted for this year and will be discussed at committee was informed that the Board has recommended that we bring in a qualified the next Board Workshop. engineer to prepare a written report. • Skid Steer: A used John Deer 317 Skid steer has been purchased. This came in under budget. We are looking at attachments Mike Terranova: Mike expressed to the committee that the Maintenance Department to add. is doing a great job. He said he is impressed with how the equipment is being cared for and Potential Safety Hazard: Rich Straczynski informed the committee that the tables and expressed that it is good to see that things columns at the Outdoor Recreation Pavilion are being done around the community. He have a lot of staples in them. It was thought commended mechanic, Josh Diehl for the that this happens after an event where there great work he did in helping to select a new are decorations, the decorations are taken used Ski Hill truck and refurbishing it. down but the staples used to put them up are left. This can cause rust and the possibility Note: Bob A. asked about the status of of injury/infection if someone gets scraped by procuring a book titled “Architectural Graphic one of these staples. It was suggested that Standards”. Brad informed him that it was something be added to the rental agreement being ordered. informing renters that all staples, tape, etc. must be removed at the end of the event. Brad will contact the Recreation Manager to Motion to adjourn: 10:05 am discuss this. Motion by: Rich Straczynski Crack Sealing: Bob Addieg asked if the lateral cracks in the pavement on North Second by: Andy Vuolo Fairway past the Woodworkers has been looked at yet as the cracks need to be filled. Next meeting: 9:00 AM, February 12, 2020 DISCUSSION

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Call To Order: 7:58 AM

Call to Order: 8:57 AM

Environmental Control Committee The Hideout POA Minutes of Meeting - 12/13/19 Environmental Control Committee Minutes Friday, December 13th, 2019

Pledge Of Allegiance

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting 12/20/19 The Hideout-POA Pledge of Allegiance

Call To Order: 7:58 AM

Environmental Control Committee Minutes Friday, December 20th, 2019

Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Leiberher, Andy Vuolo, Paul Spiese, Mike Burns

Present: Ross, Call to Jeffrey Order: 8:57 AMAndy Vuolo, Paul Spiese Larry leiberher, Mike Burns

Excused: N/A Ross, Larry Leiberher, Andy Vuolo, Paul Spiese, Mike Burns Present: Jeffrey

Pledge ofN/A Allegiance Excused:

Excused: N/A Guests:N/A

Guests: N/A

Pledge Of Allegiance

Present: Jeffrey Ross, Andy Vuolo, Paul Spiese Larry leiberher, Mike Burns Excused: N/A

Guests:N/A

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of November 22nd, 2019 by: Jeffrey Ross Motion toby: approve meeting minutes of November 22nd, 2019 by: Jeffrey Ross Seconded Larrythe Leiberher Seconded by: Larry Leiberher

Permits Issued by ECC Admin Assistant since November 22nd, 2019: See Attached Permits Issued by ECC Admin Assistant since November 22nd, 2019: See Attached Lot/Street

Type

Owner

1744 Lakeview Dr E

Home Addition

Iannuzzi

Approved Y/N N

Reason

Contractor

Need Proper As Built, Need Color Sample, Needs Township Building Permit Signed

Brothers Lawn Care

2309 Brookfield Rd

Propane

Zollo

Y

2388 Meadowview Dr

New Home

Y

Rooms and Lofts LLC

2407 Crestview Dr

Shed

Rooms and Lofts Avery

Y

A To Z

2555 Oak Ln

Generator

Carlo

Y

3081 Northgate Rd

Propane

Evans

Y

Rooney Electric Heller’s

3694 Hidden Lake

Deck Replacement

Sarwan

Y

Heller’s

Brothers Lawn Care

Review/ Discussion:

Review/ Discussion:

4219 Lot remediation: C/O and siding requirement, January 18th Expired• New update: Both are Resubmitting applications 4219homes Lot remediation: C/O and sidingpermit requirement, January 18th 4041 Permits and Plans: Call township for railing safety spec on railings and front balcony. • Expired New homes update: Both are Resubmitting permit applications ECC 2020 Permit Review: GotPlans: throughCall all permits, willfor work on a safety final version for and ECC • 4041 Permits and township railing specofonmanual railings Review. front balcony.

• • • •

• ECC 2020 Motion to adjourn: JeffreyPermit Ross Review: Got through all permits, will work on a final version

of manual for ECC Review.

Seconded by: Larry Leiberher

Motion ended: to adjourn: Jeffrey Ross Meeting 11:00 AM Seconded by: Larry Leiberher Meeting ended: 11:00 AM

Motion to N/A approve the meeting minutes of December 13th, 2019 by: Larry Guests: th Motion toby: approve Seconded Mikethe meeting minutes of December 13 , 2019 by: Larry

Seconded by: Mike

Permits Issued by ECC Admin Assistant since December 13th, 2019: See Attached Permits Issued by ECC Admin Assistant since December 13th, 2019: See Attached Lot/Street

Type

3008 Northgate Rd

Propane

Owner

Approved Y/N Greenstein Y

Reason

Contractor Locklins

Review/ Discussion: Review/ Discussion: • • • • •

4219 Lot remediation: C/O and siding requirement Plus fines and dues, January 18th. • 4219 Lot remediation: C/O and sidingpermit requirement Plusawaiting fines and Expired New homes update: Both are Resubmitting applications, newdues, as built. January 18th. Waiting on correspondence from township, Power OF Disapproval 4041 Permits and Plans: • Expired NewWill homes Both are Resubmitting permit applications, Reviewed Handbook, make update: useful tweaks. awaiting new as Returning built. ECC 2020 Manual Review: edits via email over holiday break in order to have it ready for 2020 • 4041 Permits and Plans: Waiting on correspondence from township, Power

OF Disapproval • Reviewed Handbook, Will make useful tweaks. • ECC 2020 Manual Review: Returning edits via email over holiday break in Motion to adjourn: Larry order to have it ready for 2020 Seconded by: Andy

Motion to adjourn: Larry

Meeting ended: 10:15 AM

Seconded by: Andy Meeting ended: 10:15 AM


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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

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

Department

Years

D’Orazio, Susan Public Safety 21 Bourne, Vionette Recreation 8 Siperko, Malorie S Recreation 1 Reid, Tawnya Michelle Recreation 2 Henneforth, Deborah Registration 13 Kasper, Arlene Food and Beverage 1

To advertise on these pages please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 If you would like to announce your special event, e.g., graduation, wedding, please send picture and write-up to Lisa Green, Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email: lgreen@thehideout.us

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

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

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

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

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

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

HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Claflin. (570) 689-2630. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, 985 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA 18445. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Mark Newman. (570) 676-8201. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. First Friday of the month Service 6 p.m., all other Fridays Service 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Swartz. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Reverend Colleen Cox. (570) 226-2411.

CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, 30 Hemlock Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Daniel Henwood. (570) 937-4848. Home of Canaan Christian Academy. MONASTERY OF ST. TIKHON OF ZADONSK, 175 Saint Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18472. Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. Midnight Office, Hours & Divine Liturgy and 4:30 p.m. Vespers and Matins. Satuday: 7:40 a.m. Hours & Divine Liturgy and 4 p.m. Vigil. Sunday: 9:10 a.m. Hours & Divine Liturgy and 3:50 p.m. 9th Hour, Vespins and Matins. Abbot Igumen Sergius. (570) 937-4067. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HOLLISTERVILLE, 23 Pond Road, Moscow, PA 18444. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Jim Sheridan. (570) 689-3071.


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Article IX, Sections 3, 6, 7, and 8: Financial Management Proposed Bylaw Amendments In an effort to simplify and clarify the language of Bylaws Article IX, Sections 3, 6, 7, and 8, while ensuring continued transparency and timeliness in the Financial Management process, the following changes are recommended by the Governing Documents Committee and P.O.A. Board of Directors for the benefit of the membership: SECTION 3, PRELIMINARY BUDGETS CURRENT PROVISION: Each calendar year the Association’s Community Manager shall prepare preliminary budgets, as designated below, for the next succeeding calendar year, to be presented to a Budget Committee for its review, modifications and recommendations on or by September 15th of each year; a) Annual Operating Expense Budget b) Annual Capital Expense Budget c) Annual Revenue Budget d) Annual Reserve Fund Budget The Budget Committee shall consist of not less than five (5) and not more than nine (9) members appointed by the board plus any current Board Candidates who shall be appointed to serve on said Budget Committee by the Association’s Board of Directors. The Budget Committee shall review each of the preliminary budgets as submitted and make such additions, deletions, modifications or corrections to them as it deems necessary and in the best interest of the Association, so that each of the preliminary budgets shall be available for submission to the Board, as proposed by the Budget Committee with its recommendations, if any, on or by October 15 of each calendar year. The proposed budgets, after submission to the Board for review, modification and approval, and prior to being adopted and accepted as final budgets by the Board, shall be published for a period of not less than thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the next succeeding calendar year to allow the members of the Association an opportunity to review same and to comment thereon, either at hearings held thereon or through such other means as the Board may determine. (As amended October 1989) (Amended March 31, 2004) SECTION 3, PRELIMINARY BUDGETS PROPOSED REVISION: By April 1st of each year, the Community Manager shall prepare preliminary budgets, as designated below, for the next succeeding calendar year, to be presented to a Budget Committee for its review and recommendations. a) Annual Operating Expense Budget b) Annual New Capital Expense Budget c) Annual Revenue Budget d) Annual Capital Reserve Fund Budget

The Budget Committee shall consist of not less than five (5) and not more than nine (9) members appointed by the Board plus any current Board Candidates who shall be appointed to serve on said Budget Committee by the Board of Directors. The Budget Committee shall review each of the preliminary budgets as submitted to make its recommendations, if any, as it deems necessary in the best interests of the Association, so that each of the preliminary budgets shall be submitted by the Budget Committee along with any recommendations to the Board by June 15 of each calendar year. The proposed budgets, after submission to the Board for review, modification, and approval, and prior to being adopted and accepted as final budgets by the Board, shall be incorporated into a single Proposed Budget and published for a period of not less than thirty (30) days to allow the members of the Association an opportunity to review same and to comment thereon, either at hearings held therefor or through such other means as the Board may determine. REASONING: Budget development must, by its very nature, be an ongoing, dynamic process with periodic managerial assessment, input, and review during the year. Additionally, since this Section was last amended, The Hideout has enjoyed significant growth, and the current multimillion dollar budget reflects this. As such, it was recognized that the September deadline for Budget Committee review and the October deadline for submission to the Board do not allow sufficient time to accomplish the necessary work involved in the budgetary process. Therefore, because of these constraints, the codification of the April 1st deadline for preparation of the preliminary budgets and the acceleration of the September 15th deadline to June 15th for submission to the Board reflect a more rational and workable budget process that also allows more time for Community review and input. ----------------------------------------------------SECTION 6, VARIATION FROM BUDGET - CURRENT PROVISION: A. Budget Review. Upon adoption of the budget the Board shall be bound by the same. The Board may not, over the calendar year period vary from the budget by more than 15% without following the budget procedures specified in Sections 4 and 5. Variation is defined as a 15% or greater difference from plan for the capital expense budget and for the net combined operating expense budget and the revenue budget. It shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer in conjunction with the Community Manager of the Association’s accounting personnel to make monthly reviews of actual budget performance and to

prepare on a monthly basis an annual budget projection which will project total revenue and expenses for the calendar year based on the best existing assumptions existing at the time of the forecast. It shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer to meet with the Budget Committee on a quarterly basis to review actual and projected budget performance. As soon as practical, the Community Manager shall advise the Board and the Budget Committee if either the actual or the projected annual budget will vary greater that 15% over the calendar year. The Board of Directors shall make such changes as the Board deems necessary to assure expenses do not exceed income for any given year. (Amended April 3, 2010) B. Prior Years Surplus/Deficit – The surplus or deficit (excluding depreciation) resulting each year from the budgeted operations, including Board directed funds, shall be identified. The Accounting firm producing the annual audited statements shall provide a separate schedule listing by department, all budgeted income and expenses versus actual income and expenses producing an annual surplus or deficit. This schedule shall be separate and included as part of the final audited financial report provided for membership distribution. Any surplus identified will be first used to fund an Operating Contingency Fund, the balance of such fund not to exceed $200 thousand, which is to be used only for the purpose of reducing an identified deficit. Any surplus in excess of the amount needed to fund the Operating Contingency Fund, or any deficit in excess of the then existing balance in the Operating Contingency Fund, will become a line entry under the “Revenue Section” of the following years Proposed Budget. (Amended April 3, 2010) SECTION 6, VARIATION FROM BUDGET - PROPOSED PROVISION: A. Budget Review - Upon adoption of the Annual Budget, the Board shall be bound by the same. The Board may not, over the calendar year period, vary from the budget by more than 5% without following the budget procedures specified in Sections 4 and 5. Variation is defined as a 5% or greater increase from the approved Capital and Operations Budgets. It shall be the responsibility of the Treasurer, in conjunction with the Community Manager, to meet with the Financial Manager on a monthly basis to review actual and projected budget performance. As soon as practical, the Community Manager shall advise the Board if either the actual or projected expenditures will vary greater than 5% over the calendar year. The Board of Directors, working with the Community Manager, shall support the implementation of any and all changes deemed necessary to meet the approved Capital and Operation Budgets.

B. Prior Years Surplus/Deficit – The surplus or deficit (excluding depreciation) resulting each year from the budgeted operations, including Board-directed funds, shall be identified. The accounting firm producing the annual audited statements shall provide, via separate schedule, a listing by department of all budgeted income and expenses versus actual income and expenses producing an annual surplus or deficit. This schedule shall be separate and included as part of the final audited financial report provided for membership distribution. Any surplus identified shall first be used to fund an Operating Contingency Fund, the balance of which shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00), to be used solely for the purpose of reducing an identified Operations deficit. Any surplus in excess of the amount needed to fund the Operating Contingency Fund, or any deficit in excess of the then existing balance in the Operating Contingency Fund, shall become a line entry under the “Revenue Section” of the following year’s Proposed Budget. REASONING: Sound fiscal practice recognizes that allowing a 15% increase from the approved Capital and Operations Budgets would require a significant course correction, likely invoking special assessments and other drastic measures which the Board is loath to implement. The tighter standard of 5% allows timely recognition of adverse developments before they become emergent or irreversible and ensures a more deliberate “hands-on” approach to our fiscal management. Other changes reflect correction of errors and redundancies, and clarify vagaries in the language of the cited sections. ------------------------------------------------ SECTION 7, AUDITING – CURRENT PROVISION: At the close of each calendar year, the books and records of the Association shall be audited by a certified public accounting firm whose report shall be prepared and certified in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Based on such reports, the Association will print and mail a copy of same to each member entitled to vote herein, or a copy of such report shall be published in the Association newspaper. In addition, the books and records herein may be inspected as prescribed in Article VIII. SECTION 7, AUDITING – PROPOSED PROVISION: At the close of each calendar year, the books and records of the Association shall be audited by a certified public accounting firm whose report shall be prepared and certified in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Based on this report, the Association shall publish a continued on page 30


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THE HIDEABOUT - SECTION 2 - FEBRUARY 2020 Recreation Activities & More!

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

-Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9-9:45 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (weekly Monday, Wednesday, Friday) -After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) -Open Play Pool 6-9 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly)

-Open Play Pool 1-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 -Valentine’s Day-Children’s Bingo 7 p.m. -Couples Ceramic Night NMAC 7-9 p.m. - Prices Vary SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 -Acrylic Pour NMAC 1-3 p.m. $20 Per Person Reservations Required -Teen and Adult Ping-Pong Tournament 3 p.m. at the RSC MPR

-Beginner Stained Glass Class 1-4 p.m. NMAC 12 Y/O & up Reservations Required -Indoor Court prepaid bookings Sat. evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

-Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (weekly) -Clay Hand Building NMAC 1-3 p.m. $15 Per Person Ages 7 & up Reservations Required MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10 -Open Play Pool 6-9 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly) -After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 -Crafters 1 p.m. at the Quilters Room (weekly)

-Nubia Malkin Art Center Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. -Family Open Gym, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts -Family Open Gym 2-3:30 p.m., at the RSC Indoor Courts SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22 -Winter Carnival at the Ski Hill -Acrylic Paint Class NMAC 1-3 p.m. $50 Includes All Supplies Reservations Required -Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Mixer 7-9 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23 -Clay Hand Building NMAC 1-3 p.m. $15 Per Person Ages 7 & up Reservations Required

MONDAY, MARCH 2

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

-Walking for Wellness 8-9 a.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly Monday - Friday) -Tone & Condition w/Ellie 9-9:45 a.m. at the RSC Aerobic Room (weekly Monday,Wednesday, Friday) -After School Open Gym 3:15-5 p.m. (weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) -Walking for Wellness 4-5 p.m. at RSC Indoor Courts (weekly M,W,F) -Open Play Pool 6-9 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly)

-Open Play Pool 1-4 p.m. at the Clubhouse Lower Level (weekly)

TUESDAY, MARCH 3

-Indoor Court prepaid bookings Sat. evenings 5-8 p.m. (weekly)

-Mohegan Sun Bus Trip-leaves NM Art Center 10 a.m. -Open Play Pickleball 1-4 p.m. at the RSC Indoor Courts (weekly T,F) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4 -Crafters 1 p.m. at the Quilters Room (weekly)

FRIDAY, MARCH 6 -Board Game Night RSC MPR 5-8 p.m. (weekly) SATURDAY MARCH 7 -Bus Trip to Philadelphia Flower Show, leaves the NMAC-8 a.m. -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at RSC (weekly) SUNDAY, MARCH 8 -Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the RSC (weekly) TUESDAY, MARCH 31 -Dock Space Applications due by 5 p.m. at the Recreation Office


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FITNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE Classes are held in the Aerobic Room

December 2019 February 2020

Sundays

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

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

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Zumba® with Ashley

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

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

9:00 –10:00 a.m. Zumba® with Ashley

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 Schedule – February RSCIndoor Indoor Court Court Schedule - February 20202019 Sundays Mondays

Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays

Saturdays

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


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FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

SKI • TUBE Recreation Corner Court time at the Recreation The cost is $5.00 a SNOWBOARD Booking Sports Complex person and allows 18 Trails • 100% Snowmaking Terrain Park • Night Skiing

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.

Tuesday: Closed* • Wednesday: Closed* • *Extended Hours during Holiday Periods

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As we move into the winter months the indoor multi-sport courts in the RSC become more popular. Our indoor courts are such a great amenity and allows you to enjoy several activities year round. The most popular being pickleball, tennis, and indoor basketball. We offer a few different programs that allow you to utilize this amenity for free during different time periods. We offer after school open gym on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:155:00 P.M. During this time period you can utilize an indoor court for free. We have a walking for wellness program that allows you to walk on the indoor courts at your own pace. This program takes place Monday- Friday from 8-9 A.M., and Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 4-5 P.M. The Recreation Department is hosting a family open gym on February 20, from 2-3:30 P.M. This event is free of charge and you can utilize the whole court space. Pickleball has been a sport that has been taking off across The Hideout, and across the country. Its popularity has really grown and we have some great opportunities at the RSC for any skill level pickleball player. We have open pickleball on Tuesday and Friday from 1-4 P.M.

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There are many other options to get court time as well. Whether you have a small group or a big group, no matter what sport or activity we can accommodate. Below is an amenity fee chart for booking court time. You can reserve court time up to 24 hours in advance and you can reserve a time the day of as long as it’s available. Again please don’t hesitate to call with any questions as we will try to accommodate your requests for court time. Full Tennis Court – 1 hour $25.00 Full Tennis Court – ½ hour $12.50 Half Tennis Court (Basketball/Pickleball) – 1 hour $12.50 Half Tennis Court (Basketball/Pickleball) ½ hour $6.25 Any questions please call Recreation (570) 630-3733 Thanks John Boandl Recreation Manager

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ENVIRONMENTAL REMINDERS

RECYCLING

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.

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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.

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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 officewaynecountypennsylvania.com. 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.

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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 within 90 days of its installation.

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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 or detached $ 100 Gazebo $ 45 Generator $ 20 Landscape (major) $ 40 New Home $ 600 Parking Pad $ 45 Pet Enclosure or Electronic Fence $ 10 Porch / Sunroom $ 100 Hand 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 permit

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 ECC 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. Failing to pickup an approved permit within 20 days of its issuance will result in a $25 non-refundable administrative fee. Failing to return a signed & dated permit within 20 days of a projects completion will result in a $25 non-refundable fine.

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MEMBERS AND CONTRACTORS Among the items that the Environmental Control Committee will look for when going over your permit 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.

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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 POA Registration Office 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.

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WILDLIFE ATTENTION MEMBERS

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

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 repeat 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 DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 Lodge Security 570-630-3729 Ski Hill 570-630-3730 Clubhouse Reserv.ation/Bar 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 920 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 132 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 www.hideoutassoc.com The Hideout’s website has a public side as well as a private side. To register for the private side, please go to the home page and click on the “Member Login” button and then hit Member Registration. Your member number will be on your Dues Statement.

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

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

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

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

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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Article IX, Sections 3, 6, 7, and 8: Financial Management Proposed Bylaw Amendments

continued from page 21 copy of the report in the Association newspaper. In addition, the books and records of the Association may be inspected as prescribed in Article VIII.

REASONING: Eliminates redundancies (e.g., “herein”) and permits both mailing and publication of accounting firm reports as deemed necessary from time to time. ----------------------------------------------------SECTION 8, MAXIMUM ANNUAL CHARGE - CURRENT PROVISION: Not withstanding anything in these By Laws to the contrary, the maximum annual charge for each lot for each year shall be determined as follows: a) The maximum annual charge for the fiscal year 1991 shall be $468.00. b) Each fiscal year commencing from any fiscal year after 1991, the maximum annual charge may be increased or decreased each year without a vote of the members by: i) A majority vote of the Board, not in excess of ten percent (10%) above or below the maximum annual charge for the previous year. c) The maximum annual charge may be increased or decreased above or below the maximum annual charge for the previous year of the amounts set forth in subparagraph. i) above, upon written consent of a majority of the members by referendum

or at a regular or special meeting of members as provided herein by majority vote of the members voting in person or by proxy and otherwise in the manner and in accordance with the quorum and other provisions of these Bylaws. (As amended by October 6, 1991) SECTION 8, MAXIMUM ANNUAL CHARGE - PROPOSED PROVISION: Notwithstanding anything in these Bylaws to the contrary, the annual charge for each lot for each year shall be determined as follows: a) Each fiscal year, by a majority vote of the Board, the annual charge may be increased or decreased no more than ten percent (10%) of the annual charge for the previous year, except that: b) The annual charge may be increased or decreased in excess of ten percent (10%) of the annual charge for the previous year only as provided in accordance with Article XIV as amended per the April 2018 referendum. REASONING: Without changing the intent of this previously (October 6, 1991) amended section, these changes simplify the language and bring this section into compliance with the April 2018 referendum.

Article X, Section 5e, Election of Directors Proposed Bylaw Amendment

CURRENT 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, may 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. PROPOSED PROVISION: e) Commencing on April 15, 2020 and for each subsequent year, any member in good standing seeking nomination by petition shall, by May 15th, file with the Secretary of the Association a petition of 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, may 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: Last January’s Article X, Section 5e Bylaw Referendum was printed and mailed with an important Bylaw date change being accidentally omitted. This referendum is meant to correct the omission. By setting the deadline of May 15 ensures that a candidate(s), who runs by petition, is given the same opportunities to campaign as other Nominating Committee candidates. The May 15th deadline gives the Association Secretary ample time to validate the 50 signatures required. This will allow the petition candidate to have their biographical and campaign information submitted in time for publication in the July and August Hideabout with all other candidates. Also, this deadline gives a petition candidate the opportunity to start participating in various meet and greets that may be organized by the Nominating Committee.

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Hideout Adult Bowling League

WEEK # 13 – Our Hideout bowlers were in the Holiday mood, eager to stuff the pins & carve out awesome scores. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Team: ITALIAN STALLIONS & TIME 2 SPARE STRIKE KINGS – Tom Maher 230 (651), Al Dekler 223 (599), Bill Wagner 214 (555), Charlie David 200 (548), Pasquale Mozzone 191, Tom Maguire 190 (509), Ken Wenz 188, Mike Labate 187 (513), Ken Betros 180, Lou DelliSanti 180 (519), Rich Rosenberg 177, John Kane 176 (505), Mike Messina 173, Pat Noone 172, Roger Cortez 169, Len Tridente 169, Chuck Bertani 165, Michael Gersten 161, KC White 159, Len Wysocki 159, Al Marino 158, Dave Dimmick, Rick Hadley, Joe Stach & Dave Trombley 157, Vinny Recchio 153 & Willie Schumacher 152. Congrats! Norm Benezra snapped up a 375; Ben Carapella tossed a 256; Bob Fezza landed a 356; John Gaspari cranked out a 420; 329; Ray Lubanski locked up a 371; Paul Schiavo captured a 352; Jeff Sias hammered a 388; Ed Sparkowski smashed a 386; Rob Trombley bounced a 276 & Kevin Wilshere swept up 361. STRIKE QUEENS – Doris Kane 201 (522), Reggie Hadley 173 (443), Cindy Gaspari 169 (483), Jean David 168 (408), Lucille Koehler 162 (407), Ronnie Noone 161 (437), Merridy Gersten 158 (407), Janice Wagner 157, Stephanie Wysocki 149 (427), Donna White 147, Gail Endorf 146, Gro Paulsen 144, Sandra Carapella 143, JoAnn DelliSanti 137, Angie Mennona 132 & Bobbie Hraba 130. Ladies - Great Rolling!!! Linda Brenner swept a 338; Sue Dimmick cruised to a 348; Laura Hinton racked up a 321; Joyce LaRocca cranked out a 310; Carole Maguire locked up 322;Kathy Lubanski snagged a 315; Dee Pasciola cranked out a 344; Jeanne Schumacher hammered out a 260; Linda Sias rolled a 247 & Joanne Trombley fired a 272. BOULDER ROAD shattered the pins with a 1845 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Roger Cortez, Gro Paulsen, Bernard Chiarella & Captain Bob Morga for a spectacular round of bowling Bowlers of the Week: Cindy Gaspari demonstrated her love of bowling by blasting the pins into oblivion & rolled a sensational 483...81POA. Al Dekler did a spectacular job stacking up the XXX’s landing a whopping 223 & 599…74POA. JoAnn DelliSanti put a little extra spin on her ball to zap the pins for a 351...96POA. Doris Kane put in an awesome performance on her lanes firing off a 522...42POA. Tom Maguire strikes it big on the lanes, racking up an awesome 190 & 509...77POA. Tom Maher took total control and drove the pins into the channel for an eye-popping 230 & 651…87POA. Rich Rosenberg saw visions of strikes and spares in his head when he carved out a fantastic 177 & 470...65POA. Donna White put in a striking performance to capture a 387...39POA HONORABLE MENTION: Roger Cortez 114POA; Bill Wagner - 57POA; Pasquale Mozzone - 54POA; Lou DelliSanti -54POA; Willie Schumacher - 53POA; Al Marino 47POA; Ken Wenz - 43POA; John Gaspari - 42POA & Joyce LaRocca - 37POA

WEEK #14 - Our bowlers were looking for some “gifts” on the lanes making our season Merry & Bright. Congratulations to our “SWEEPS” Teams: DAFFY DUCKS & LABAT’S ROBATS STRIKE KINGS -- Mike Labate 232 (554), Larry Triolo 209 (576), Tom Maher 205 (519), Mike Messina 199 (546), Bob Morga 199 (556), Al Dekler 194 (516), Joe Stach 189, Bill Wagner 183, John Kane 182, Pat Noone 180, Len Wysocki 177, Pasquale Mozzone 171, Jay Lobb 170, Vinny Recchio 170, Al Marino 162, Lou DelliSanti 158, Len Tridente 157, John Gaspari & Tom Maguire 156, Rich Rosenberg, Paul Schiavo and Jeff Sias 155, Chuck Bertani 153, Michael Gersten 149, Ray Lubanski 147, KC White 145, Dave Dimmick 144 and Arthur Palladino & Kevin Wilshire 143. Great Way to Roll!!! Norm Benezra locked up a 365, Al Brookmeyer nailed a 313; Ben Carapella scooped up a 257; Roger Cortez cruised to a 323; Dick Covey fired a 328; Bob Fezza captured a 385; Rick Hadley channeled a 382; Rich Maxwell blasted a 228; Ed Sparkowski snapped up a 344 & Rob Trombley tossed a 362 . STRIKE QUEENS -- Lucille Koehler 181 (495), Reggie Hadley 175 (432), Doris Kane 167 (491), Gail Endorf 165 (438), Ronnie Noone 160 (460), Karin Greaney 157 (441), Lorraine Procopio 156 (447), Jean David 155 (413), Stephanie Wysocki 154 (445), Carole Maguire 151 (425), Cindy Gaspari 150, Merridy Gersten 147, Dee Pasciola 139, Janice Wagner 138, Marie Krauss & Kathy Lubanski 133, Linda Brenner 131, Sandra Carapella 129, Donna White 128, Laura Hinton 125, Michele Palladino & Gro Paulsen 124 and Joyce LaRocca 122. Congrats!!! Pat Beerman carved out a 283; JoAnn DelliSanti captured a 278; Sue Dimmick tossed a 329; Kathy Maxwell nailed a 241; Angie Mennona rolled a 298; Linda Sias locked up a 225 Isabella Tridente fired a 266 & Joanne Trombley roped in a 214. Team 18 - DAFFY DUCKS shattered the pins with a 1864 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to John Gaspari, Rich Maxwell, (Vacant) & Captain Mike Messina for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: John Gaspari used his power-packed delivery to bank a BIG 445...64POA!!! !! Lucille Koehler aimed high & blasted the pins into oblivion whipping an excellent 181 & 495...87POA!! Hooray!! Marie Krauss was right on target when she trapped a terrific 361...37POA!! Kathy Lubanski packed away an awesome 372...42POA!! Al Marino sent his pins skyrocketing into the channel every frame & fired off a fantastic 451...67POA!!! We raise our Rosin Bags to Mike Messina for his brilliant performance on the lanes rolling an impressive 546...69POA!!! Dee Pasciola had an exciting afternoon on her lanes capturing a splendid 360...36POA!!! Wow!! Len Wysocki put in some pretty fancy shootin’ on his lanes last week...hammering out a spectacular 472...64POA!! HONORABLE MENTION: Mike Labate - 50POA, Paul Schiavo 49POA, Michael Gersten - 45POA & Carole Maguire - 41POA WEEK # 15 - Deck the halls with strings of

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turkeys..fa la la la la la la la. Ho-ho-hoping for a great afternoon on the lanes. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: LIVIN’ ON A SPARE, WE DON’T CARE, LABAT’S ROBATS & 3 GALS & A GUY STRIKE KINGS -- Larry Triolo 238 (593), Rich Guiffredo 235 (596), Bernard Chiarella 203 (539), Bob Morga 201, Tom Maguire 198 (532), Al Dekler 194 (560), Mike Messina 192 (517), Joe Stach 189, Mike Labate 188 (528), Tom Maher 188 (531), Pat Noone 188, Andy Vuolo 186, Len Wysocki 170, Jay Lobb 165, Bill Wagner 163, John Kane 162, Rick Hadley 161, KC White 160, Arthur Palladino 159, Lou DelliSanti 159, Ken Betros 156, Pasquale Mozzone 155, Ray Lubanski 151, Jeff Sias 150, Dave Trombley & Rob Trombley 148, Bob Fezza & Kevin Wilshere 147, John Gaspari 146, Al Marino 144, Rich Rosenberg, Willie Schumacher & Ken Wenz 143 & Norm BenEzra 142. Ben Carapella whipped out a 285; Chuck Bertani snapped up a 361; Al Brookmeyer iced a 333; Roger Cortez piled up the pins for a 350; Dick Covey banged out a 341; Rich Maxwell drilled a 291; Paul Schiavo soared to a 390; Ed Sparkowski packed away a 374. STRIKE QUEENS -- Ronnie Noone 217 (524), Lorraine Procopio 199 (482), Merridy Gersten 186 (479), Jean David 179 (504), Reggie Hadley 179 (484), Doris Kane 178 (486), Donna White 177, Karin Greaney 166 (447), Pat Beermann 152, Gail Endorf 150 (420), Cindy Gaspari 148 (411), Bobbie Hraba 143 (400), Stephanie Wysocki 142, Lucille Koehler 140 (412), Janice Wagner 139, Dee Pasciola 131, Sandra Carapella 127, Linda Brenner 125, Rossella Gazza & Laura Hinton 123. Ladies - Great Rolling!!! JoAnn DelliSanti racked up a 284; Marie Krauss drilled a 311; Joyce LaRocca bounced a 251; Kathy Lubanski fired a 330; Kathy Maxwell dazed the pins for a 233; Michele Palladino soared to a 319; Jeanne Schumacher packed away 270; Linda Sias snappd up a 244; Joanne Trombley collected a 232. LIVIN’ ON A SPARE shattered the pins with a 1875 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Donna White, Rick Hadley, Rich Guiffredo & Captain Bob Fezza for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Jean David took her pins on a sleigh ride right into the channel & cruised to a super 504...96POA!! Merridy Gersten was singing”it’s the most wonderful time of the year hitting her mark & making the pins fly for a 479...77POA. Rich Guiffredo gifted his lanes with a bunch of pocket shots & fired off a wonderful 215 & 596...113POA! Tom Maguire gave his pins the (Santa) boot with every shot & hammered out an excellent 532...88POA!!! Ronnie Noone was rockin’ around the Strike Zone & jingled all the way to a fantastic 217 & 524...65POA!! No coal in Arthur Palladino’s stocking...not after he put in a bright performance on the lanes...reeling in a terrific 413...44POA!! Andy Vuolo was having a jolly time on his lanes when he carved out an awesome 486...90POA!!! Donna White must have been tossin’ snowballs down the lanes because she iced a cool 399...48POA!!! Honorable Mention: Bernard Chiarella -

53POA, Pat Beermann - 41POA, Bobbie Hraba - 40POA WEEK # 16 - Everyone was hipped up on the lanes for the Season’s Most Wonderful Time Of The Year on Dec.18th. Congratulations to our “SWEEP” Teams: Daffy Ducks, Livin’ On A Spare & Spice Gals STRIKE KINGS -- Bob Morga 213 (519), Mike Labate 202 (544), Al Dekler 201 (535), Tom Maher 201 (557), Rich Guiffredo 197 (534), Ken Wenz 194 (500), Joe Stach 191 (508), Rick Hadley 184 (510), Mike Messina 180, Andy Vuolo 179, Ed Sparkowski 178, Bill Wagner 178, Pasquale Mozzone 173, Willie Schumacher 172, Jay Lobb & Dave Trombley 171, Lou DelliSanti 170, Dave Dimmick 167, Norm Benezra 166, Kevin Wilshere 159, Dick Covey 158, Chuck Bertani 157, Rob Trombley 155, Len Wysocki 154, Al Brookmeyer 151, Arthur Palladino 150, Bernard Chiarella 147, Vinny Recchio 145 & Ken Betros 142. . Men - You ruled your lanes. Ben Carapella smashed a 268, Roger Cortez fired a 333; Bob Fezza crushed a 373; Ray Lubanski lofted a 337; Al Marino shot a 400; Rich Maxwell racked up 355, Rich Rosenberg trapped a 367 & Jeff Sias raked a 357. STRIKE QUEENS – Lorraine Procopio 193 (541), Reggie Hadley 190 (498) Doris Kane 181 (529), Lucille Koehler 158 (429), Stephanie Wysocki 155 (447), Gail Endorf 152 (417), Denise Guiffredo 151 (421), Gro Paulsen 150, Karin Greaney 145, Jean David 144, Janice Wagner 140, Donna White 136, Laura Hinton 133, Sandra Carapella 123 & Rossella Gazza 122Ladies!!! - You did It! Marie Krauss fired a 316; Joyce LaRocca aced a 288; Kathy Maxwell stuffed a 232; Michele Palladino slammed a 310 & Jeanne Schumacher iced a 252 & Linda Sias trapped a 209. Team 19 – NY Mets - Blasted the Pins for 1860 High Team Series. Congrats Rob Trombley, Jean David, Chuck Bertani & Captain Larry Triolo (Absent) Bowlers of the Week: Al Brookmeyer exploded on the lanes with some great pocket hits & cranked out an awesome 429...78 POA!!! Reggie Hadley left her pins dazed when she fired off a terrific 498…36 POA!!! Doris Kane was mesmerized by the Magic & Sparkle of the Holidays & clobbered the pins for an amazing 529...43 POA!!! Rich Maxwell did a spectacular job knocking the pins into the channel for an awesome 355...97POA!!! Lorraine Procopio rocked the house when she rolled a fantastic 541…70 POA. Lorraine also gets the Ice Cream Award. Yay!! Rob Trombley came out swinging his strike ball putting together a mess of marvelous hits for a grand 443…86 POA. Andy Vuolo led his teammates by clobbering the pins & pounding out a superb 479...77POA!!! Janice Wagner was inspired by the Season’s hustle and bustle & rolled an AWESOME 397…66POA. Honorable Mention: Rick Hadley - 75POA; Ken Wenz - 59POA; Paul Schiavo 58POA; Arthur Palladino -55POA & Norm BenezraWritten By: Reggie Hadley, Secretary


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Individuals to honor throughout Black History Month

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merica long has been described as a melting pot. People from all cultures, continents and walks of life have blended together to paint the canvas that is the United States. African Americans have played a significant role in forming the fabric of the United States, and every February we recognize the accomplishments of African Americans and give thanks for their contributions to medicine, the arts, sports, business, law, and much more. The following is a small sampling of the myriad African American individuals past and present who have made their mark on American history. Ryan Coogler Ryan Coogler is the director of what has been dubbed the “biggest, blackest superhero movie” in recent history - and perhaps all time. Marvel Studio’s “Black Panther” took in $1.3 billion worldwide and became a cultural touchstone. Coogler proved he is a director of note, and the public is bound to see much more of his work in the future, including a potential “Panther” sequel. Robert Abbott Giving voice to African Americans in a different way, Robert Abbot was a pioneer of the black press. He founded a weekly paper called The Chicago Defender, which would become one of the most important

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odern-day fans of the National Football League, which is one of the most popular and most-watched sports leagues in the world, may aspire to one day see their favorite teams play in-person in the Super Bowl. While there may be nothing stopping fans’ favorite teams from making the big game, fans themselves might be priced out. According to Ticketmaster®, the average price for a Super Bowl ticket in 2019 was $3,295. But even that figure is something of a low estimate, as tickets to Super Bowl LIII between the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams were only sold in pairs, meaning tickets cost closer to $6,590, and that’s before hefty service fees were applied. For

newspapers in history in the early 20th century. Abbott’s work would eventually pave the way for many other publications. Serena Williams Serena Williams is arguably the greatest female tennis player of all time. Serena Williams has more than 20 Grand Slam titles to her name and is a face and advocate for working women. One of her more notable recent accomplishments is her successful return to the court just one year after nearly dying from complications that arose during the birth of her daughter - once again proving her mettle. Alvin Ailey Alvin Ailey was a modern dance choreographer and pioneer. He also was a civil rights activist. He founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, which became one of the most successful dance companies in the world. His company was an amalgam of faces and cultures, making it unique for its time. Mary McLeod Bethune Mary McLeod Bethune was an educator, civil rights leader and adviser to five United States presidents. She turned to her faith and used her voice to be a pioneer for racial progress. Education long had been at the core of Bethune’s mission, and she founded two schools and later became one of few female college presidents. Aretha Franklin The world lost the “Queen of Soul” in 2018, but her influence and resounding voice live on. Her gospel-infused singing was born out of church choirs, and her famous No. 1 hit “Respect” helped become a soundtrack not only for women, but also the civil rights movement. Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, Franklin’s influence could be heard through singers like Whitney Houston, Beyoncé and more.

many fans, that price is simply too high. But the average fan hasn’t always been priced out of attending the NFL’s annual championship game. In fact, History.com notes that the average ticket to Super Bowl I, which took place on January 15, 1967, at the Los Angeles Coliseum, was just $12. Perhaps even more surprising to today’s NFL fans? The inaugural Super Bowl did not even sell out.

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PEDESTRIAN SAFETY

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 Nubia Malkin Art Center Surviving Retirement

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hether you are looking forward to retirement, or have handed in your keys, and said “Goodbye” surviving retirement is a challenge and art. What are you envisioning for your “golden years”? Where do you want to be? What to you want to do? Travel? Write the great American novel? Play golf and snooze in the sun? Planning for the future is all important. Start early. There are many variables to consider. Finances, family, health issues, or an another career are all considerations. OR You have retired. Taken care of all the projects you meant to do. Your home looks like a feature in House & Gardens. Now what?

You are ready to move on to Phase 2? Do you have the finances to move on to Phase 2? Healthcare costs have skyrocketed, and inflation is taking a bite out of your retirement funds. Property taxes are making the old homestead less attractive. Are there mid-course changes needed to be considered? Our aim is to discuss these and other topics. Social Security, investing, staying in shape, travel, smarter shopping, and personal safety. These are many discounts, programs and senior benefits out there that go unused. Your suggestions would be very welcome.. If you have a special topic you would like us to study, please let us know.

Ceramics now available at Nubia Malkin Art Center -Storytime with Craft is held every Saturday at 11:15 a.m. It is geared to ages toddler to 7 yrs of age. There is a $3.00 charge for the craft. This month we will be doing Valentine crafts, i.e. potted plants, frames, special Valentine cards. -In addition to the craft, we are having a NAME THE STORYTIME BEAR contest. You can drop your suggestions off in the box available at NMAC. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 15th. -Weaving comes to NMAC. Learn a new skill. If you’ve never tried it, this is your opportunity. Karen Pass will be offering a two session course. TBA Course price is $65 per person including all materials and loom. This course is open to ages 12 and up (12 to 16 must be accompanied by an adult). Reservations Required minimum class size 6/maximum 12. -Coming to NMAC in March, the much anticipated and desired POTTERY WHEEL. Keep checking The Hideabout Extra and Hideout Email Blast for its arrival date. If you have previous experience working a wheel, please contact NMAC by phone (570) 698- 4100 ext. 164 or email art.center@thehideout.us. In anticipation of the Pottery Wheels arrival, we will be holding monthly Clay Hand Building Workshops. Dates TBA.

NUBIA MALKIN ART CENTER Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Please join us on the THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 1-3 p.m. at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Topics we will be discussing are: 1. Personal Safety A. Identity theft and fraud B. Who is watching You? Personal privacy in the Digital Age. C. Is your home safe? D. Are your retirement funds safe? 2. Health A. Medicare goes just so far. What if? B. Supplemental plans? C. Are prescriptions helping or hurting us? D. Are you in shape? Do you have a hobby to get you moving mentally? 3. Your bucket list A. Travel B. Learn a new skill.....You are never too old! 4. Your legacy A. A will saves taxes and conflict. B. Volunteer! Share your experience and skills. Your knowledge. 5. Make the most of shopping for anything. There are discounts galore 6. Open Discussion This month we will be discussing identity theft and fraud. Mature citizens are most often the target of identity theft and fraud. Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the country. A dishonst person who has your social security number can assume your identity, access personal information, apply for credit cards and more. It’s always wise to check your bills carefully. You may not notice that there are charges that are not yours even though you shop at that store. Never give your SSI number unless there is a very good reason. Be sure to ask WHY. Thieves can get your personal information by stealing your wallet, purses, your mail (bank and credit card statements), personal information you provide to an unsecured site on line, from business or personnel records. Remember, your trash is a goldmine of information. How often have we heard that a store or credit service has been hacked? It’s wise to check your accounts periodically. (www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount). If someone has misused your your SSI or personal information and is causing you grief, social security can’t help you. You should visit IdentityTheft.gov to report identity theft and get a recovery plan which guides you through each step of the recovery process. It’s a 1-step process managed by the Federal Trade Comission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. (You can call 1-877-438-4338). A copy of the above information is on file at the NMAC. You should notify the credit reporting agencies listed below immediately: Experian.com/help or 888-397-3742 TransUnion.com/credit-help or 888-909-8872 Equifax.com/personal/credit-report-services or 800-685-1111 There are fraud calls as well. Calls to your home saying your SSI number has been stolen and you need a new one. They will ask you to confirm your old number DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR NUMBER. It is not legitimate. HANG UP. There are new scams and frauds that surface every day. If you hear of one, please let us know. Remember! These are our Golden Years! See you next month - If you need more info call the Nubia Malkin Art Center (570) 698-4100 ext.165.


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CBS News: Water costs are rising across the U.S. — here's why Published August 27, 2019 •

Americans this year will pay an average of $104 per month in water and wastewater bills, up more than 30% in less than a decade.

Water and sewer bills, which are rising faster than inflation, increased for an eighth consecutive year in a study of the country's 50 largest metropolitan regions.

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Mar 25 Sep 23 Annual: Apr 29 May 23 (Sat 9AM) Oct 10 (Sat 9AM) Nov 24 Jun 24 Dec 22 Jul 29 Aug 26 Meetings take place at 5PM at the RS&W Office, unless otherwise posted. Check our website for the latest updates.

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The website may charge you extra fees Your payment may not be received by the due date … causing your account to be subject to disconnection and/or service fees It has come to our attention that some of our customers have been using Doxo, a thirdparty online bill payment service that allows people to pay their water bills via the doxo.com website. Some of these third-party websites use our logo and colors to make you feel you’re dealing directly with RS&W. We would like to state that Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association is in no way affiliated with this website or this service. Problems could arise if you pay close to your bill’s due date resulting in a late payment or even disconnection due to non-payment. Customers are encouraged to pay their bill directly on our website at: www.roamingwood.com/pay If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office at (570) 698-6162.

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Cities across the country are grappling with aging systems, fewer resources and extreme weather.

Each glass of water, shower or flush costs far more than it did just eight years ago — and your water is bill is likely to go up again. The average water and sewer bill in 50 cities jumped 3.6% this year, marking the eighth consecutive year of increases, according to a recent annual study from Bluefield Research. Since 2012, water bills have surged 31%, outpacing inflation. This year, the typical household will pay $104 per month for water and wastewater services, the Boston-based company said. That's a faster pace than increases in prices for most groceries or gasoline, based on recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So why are Americans drowning in higher water and sewer bills?

from Michigan State University. "This is getting more and more expensive, and that always raises the question of affordability for low-income households," Casey noted. Where rates are surging Of the top 50 U.S. metropolitan areas analyzed by Bluefield, 35 raised rates from 2018 to 2019. The rest lowered or kept their rates unchanged. Take El Paso, Texas, where residents saw the highest increase among the 50 metro areas. Water rates are up 4% for the 2019 -2020 fiscal year, while wastewater rates are jumping 8%, according to a report in the El Paso Times. El Paso's rates are rising as it pays for years-long repairs to its infrastructure, according to Bluefield. The city prefers to increase bills by a smaller percentage each year instead of slamming residents with a big one-time jump that they may struggle to manage, the El Paso Times reported, citing a city official. When customers don't pay Water and wastewater utilities must perform a "balancing act" when it comes to managing water, often a hidden resource from a consumer perspective until the bill shows up, Bluefield's Casey said. For instance, when rates go up, sometimes people just don't pay at all. But the utility is still managing the same — or more — water volume through its systems and needs revenue to pay for the system. Such a scenario can make bills higher for everyone else. "So by raising the rates, the question becomes are you really just pushing more people into defaulting on the bill?" Casey said.

For one, cities across the country are grappling with aging infrastructure that's costly to repair. Drinking water is delivered via 1 million miles of pipes across the U.S., much of them laid in the early- to mid-20th century with a lifespan of 75 to 100 years, according to a 2017 report from the the American Society of Civil Engineers. The group gave America's drinking water infrastructure a grade of D. Wastewater systems didn't fare much better, earning a grade of D+. "We've been putting off that investment, we as a country, for decades now," Bluefield Research's Erin Bonney Casey told CBS MoneyWatch. "And so there's a backlog of projects that we need to do, and there isn't enough money to do all of those projects." Failure to adequately manage water systems have led to emergencies in Flint, Michigan and now Newark, New Jersey. On Monday, New Jersey's Essex County said it will issue a $120 million bond to replace the Newark's lead service pipes, which have caused increased lead levels in the city's drinking water.

There isn't a set billing formula or pattern from utility to utility, Bluefield noted. Bills — and increases — can depend on each city's system for delivery, treatment, need for repair and overhaul of infrastructure, the volume of water used as well as how a customer's bill is calculated, according to the Bluefield report. "More often than not, public utility rates are mercurial and influenced significantly at a political and municipal management level," the report said. Utilities still have to pay for the system even when there's inadequate revenue. That can drive some municipalities to explore a private takeover of their water systems, which can be a controversial move that stirs up fierce local opposition. Others turn to conservation programs. Regardless, the bills often just get higher. El Paso is far from alone. In recent months, cities from San Diego to Cleveland to Durham, North Carolina and Lowell, Massachusetts each made the news because of higher water and sewer rates. What Americans pay for water and sewer service has increased much faster than inflation or the price of food: 2009-2019

On top of that, climate change is also playing a role because more frequent and stronger storms means higher treatment costs. In some parts of the country, drought has strained water sources to critical levels, making it more expensive for cities and towns to find other sources of water or spend more on purification, for instance. While the increases vary between metro areas, rates on average have increased every year since Bluefield began tracking them in 2012. Water is already unaffordable for one of 10 U.S. households, a share that's forecast to triple to more than 30 percent of within five years, according to a 2017 study [source] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/water-bills-rising-cost-of-water-creating-big-utility-bills-for-americans/


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of December 31, 2019

MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES

MONTH BUDGET

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

423,367 (26,908) 5,635 -

423,366 (26,912) 3,000 -

1 4 2,635 -

402,094

399,454

2,640

2,034 131

1,799 166

404,259

401,419

2,840

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

4,745 7,576 1,130 1,458 762 1,375 40 15,156 6,531 56,646 455 15,993 111,867

(6,900) 25,000 9,400 1,500 1,380 600 2,730 17,480 15,100 39,250 1,300 5,000 23,599 135,439

11,645 (25,000) (1,824) (370) 78 162 (1,355) 40 (2,324) (8,569) 17,396 (845) (5,000) (7,606) (23,572)

TOTAL INCOME

516,126

536,858

(20,732)

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

113,999 937 33,441 1,492 1,291 40,942 1,410 17,187 5,957 138,263 24,814 985 95,817 11,127 84,126 715 4,725 25,033 -

111,607 874 30,363 1,759 935 45,621 1,451 22,370 4,885 125,665 18,342 1,088 106,498 16,035 57,870 2,275 4,840 25,148 -

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

602,261

NET DUES RELATED INCOME

PRIOR YR ('18) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

0.0% 0.0% 87.8%

404,037 (41,966) 2,215 -

5,080,400 (322,900) 64,373 (450)

5,080,400 (322,900) 36,000 11,500

28,373 (11,950)

PRIOR YR ('18) ACTUAL

0.0% 0.0% 78.8%

4,848,400 (325,216) 46,539 9,250

0.7%

364,286

4,821,423

4,805,000

16,423

0.3%

4,578,973

13.1% -21.1%

2,247 -

50,035 12,878

21,500 2,000

28,535 10,878

132.7% 543.9%

35,971 1,381

0.7%

366,533

4,884,336

4,828,500

55,836

1.2%

4,616,325

5,486 20 6,103 89 8,563 (1,153) 1,511 720 4,230 3 22,297 12,940 49,215 4,492 1,230 37,207 152,953

115,374 24,462 101,703 153,085 107,683 154,956 171,867 17,075 8,647 41,170 3,360 341,767 172,000 713,805 17,582 82,258 286,652 2,513,446

80,800 25,500 125,000 153,400 106,500 181,200 217,480 20,390 7,200 35,050 3,200 283,900 192,700 544,000 35,000 80,000 285,500 2,376,820

34,574 (1,038) (23,297) (315) 1,183 (26,244) (45,613) (3,315) 1,447 6,120 160 57,867 (20,700) 169,805 (17,418) 2,258 1,152 136,626

42.8% -4.1% -18.6% -0.2% 1.1% -14.5% -21.0% -16.3% 20.1%

5.7%

82,020 24,946 72,092 150,960 106,839 159,973 158,111 15,662 650 8,335 42,250 3,289 298,367 182,456 560,377 19,522 69,964 265,680 2,221,493

-3.9%

519,486

7,397,782

7,205,320

192,462

2.7%

6,837,818

(2,392) (63) (3,078) 267 (356) 4,679 41 5,183 (1,072) (12,598) (6,472) 103 10,681 4,908 (26,256) 1,560 115 115 -

-2.1% -7.2% -10.1% 15.2% -38.1% 10.3% 2.8% 23.2% -21.9% -10.0%

104,412 801 30,964 1,537 937 35,682 1,863 22,399 3,756 100,781 47,122 17,438 796 100,744 10,835 71,169 1,817 3,867 32,466 3,319

1,261,305 14,931 234,718 42,620 155,678 457,359 96,530 279,638 63,510 1,627,391 327,674 10,290 1,216,265 131,117 893,596 13,635 69,870 304,459 -

1,266,021 14,050 204,213 50,529 189,204 488,412 102,312 306,455 66,276 1,540,114 353,137 11,096 1,307,566 199,824 717,414 27,300 76,433 311,370 30,000

4,716 (881) (30,505) 7,909 33,526 31,053 5,782 26,817 2,766 (87,277) 25,463 806 91,301 68,707 (176,182) 13,665 6,563 6,911 30,000

0.4% -6.3% -14.9% 15.7% 17.7% 6.4% 5.7% 8.8% 4.2% -5.7% 7.2% 7.3% 7.0% 34.4% -24.6% 50.1% 8.6% 2.2% 100.0%

1,190,251 16,342 186,411 50,171 135,815 450,156 93,297 280,359 61,779 1,180,513 317,094 306,041 11,780 1,223,012 177,544 764,820 16,796 56,764 297,996 41,917

577,626

(24,635)

-4.3%

592,705

7,200,586

7,261,726

61,140

0.8%

6,858,858

9,706

20,780

11,074

53.3%

50,225

23,196

26,550

3,354

12.6%

72,952

TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

611,967

598,406

(13,561)

-2.3%

642,930

7,223,782

7,288,276

64,494

0.9%

6,931,810

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

(95,841)

(61,548)

(34,293)

129 81,250

132 81,250

(177,220)

(142,930)

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

CONTINGENCY & OTHER

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION NET INCOME (LOSS)

235 (35)

3 (34,290)

-100.0%

-19.4% -24.7% 5.7% 27.0% -49.6% -13.3% -56.7% 44.3% -65.0% -100.0% -32.2% -17.4%

-35.3% 9.5% 10.0% 30.6% -45.4% 68.6% 2.4% 0.5%

2.3% 0.0% -24.0%

(123,444)

174,000

(82,956)

256,956

1,125 74,673

1,551 975,000

1,551 975,000

-

0.0% 0.0%

2,500 968,423

(199,242)

(802,551)

(1,059,507)

256,956

24.3%

(1,064,915)

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

BUDGET

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

17.5% 5.0% 20.4% -10.7% 31.2% -49.8% 2.8% 0.4%

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

(93,992)

Prior Year (2018) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(109,254) (937) (33,441) (1,492) (1,291) (33,366) (280) (17,187) (4,499) (137,501) (23,439) (945) (80,661) (4,596) (27,480) (260) (4,725) (9,040) -

(118,507) (874) (5,363) (1,759) (935) (36,221) 49 (22,370) (3,505) (125,065) (15,612) (1,088) (89,018) (935) (18,620) (975) 160 (1,549) -

9,253 (63) (28,078) 267 (356) 2,855 (329) 5,183 (994) (12,436) (7,827) 143 8,357 (3,661) (8,860) 715 (4,885) (7,491) -

115,374 24,462 101,703 153,085 107,683 154,956 171,867 17,075 8,647 41,170 3,360 341,767 172,000 713,805 17,582 82,258 286,652 -

1,261,305 14,931 234,718 42,620 155,678 457,359 96,530 279,638 63,510 1,627,391 327,674 10,290 1,216,265 131,117 893,596 13,635 69,870 304,459 -

(1,145,931) 9,531 (133,015) 110,465 (47,995) (302,403) 75,337 (279,638) (46,435) (1,618,744) (286,504) (6,930) (874,498) 40,883 (179,791) 3,947 12,388 (17,807) -

(1,185,221) 11,450 (79,213) 102,871 (82,704) (307,212) 115,168 (306,455) (45,886) (1,532,914) (318,087) (7,896) (1,023,666) (7,124) (173,414) 7,700 3,567 (25,870) (30,000)

39,290 (1,919) (53,802) 7,594 34,709 4,809 (39,831) 26,817 (549) (85,830) 31,583 966 149,168 48,007 (6,377) (3,753) 8,821 8,063 30,000

(1,108,231) 8,604 (114,319) 100,789 (28,976) (290,183) 64,814 (280,359) (46,117) (1,179,863) (308,759) (263,791) (8,491) (924,645) 4,912 (204,443) 2,726 13,200 (32,316) (41,917)

(37,700) 927 (18,696) 9,676 (19,019) (12,220) 10,523 721 (318) (438,881) 308,759 (22,713) 1,561 50,147 35,971 24,652 1,221 (812) 14,509 41,917

(490,394)

(442,187)

(48,207)

2,513,446

7,200,586

(4,687,140)

(4,884,906)

197,766

(4,637,365)

(49,775)

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


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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: December 31, 2019

MONTH ACTUAL

MONTH BUDGET

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

404,259

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

111,867

135,439

516,126

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

TOTAL INCOME

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

A

OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

401,419

366,533

(23,572)

-17.4%

152,953

536,858

(20,732)

-3.9%

519,486

611,967

598,406

(13,561)

-2.3%

642,930

(95,841)

(61,548)

(34,293)

81,379

81,382 (142,930)

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: December 31, 2019

YTD ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

4,884,336

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

YTD BUDGET

(123,444)

3

0.0%

75,798

(34,290)

-24.0%

(199,242)

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

PRIOR YR (2018) ACTUAL

4,828,500

55,836

1.2%

4,616,325

2,513,446

2,376,820

136,626

5.7%

2,221,493

7,397,782

7,205,320

192,462

2.7%

6,837,818

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

7,223,782

7,288,276

64,494

0.9%

6,931,810

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

174,000

(82,956)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

976,551

976,551

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF December 31, 2019

C

2,840

PRIOR YR (2018) ACTUAL

0.7%

(177,220)

B

% FAV (UNF)

(802,551) D

ADJUSTED FORECAST

(1,059,507)

256,956

(93,992)

-

0.0%

256,956

24.3%

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

970,923 (1,064,915)

PRIOR YR (2018) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NON NON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

4,702,000

4,828,500

(126,500)

-2.62%

4,633,719

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,513,446

2,376,820

136,626

5.75%

2,221,226

7,215,446

7,205,320

10,126

0.14%

6,854,945

7,227,136

7,288,276

61,140

0.84%

6,915,980

71,266

86%

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

(11,690)

(82,956)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

988,551

976,551

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(1,000,241) E

(1,059,507)

0.0% 71,266

(61,035) 977,457 (1,038,492)

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

Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2019 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Dues & other Non Amenity Income stated as actual. D: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2019. E: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2019. Forecast Adjustments No other adjustments at present.

Budget Variances 1 Current Operational Dues collections and Deliquent Operational Dues collections unfavorable, Lots Paid in Full 3,563; Lots Paid in Full unfav by 52 compared YOY to December 2018 (3,615) 2 Investment Income fav relative to budget, Gain on Assets retired fav 11k 3 Public Safety: Revenue fav 34k, Salaries, PR Tax, Benefits fav 11k, Vehicle Maintenance unfav 11k Fuel/Travel Expense unfav 3.5k, Uniform Expense unfav 3k 4 Laurel Park: Repairs and Maintenance unfav 2k 5 Ski Hill: Salaries, PR Tax, Benefits unfav 27k, Other Expenses on budget; YTD Operating Defecit unfav 79k 6 Marina: Revenue on budget, Salaries, PR Tax, Benefits fav 6k, Office & Op. Supplies unfav 2k 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenues on budget, Salaries & PR Tax fav 19k, Other Expenses fav 13k 8 Recreation: Net Revenues unfav 26k, COGS unfav 4k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 30k, Repairs & Maint. unfav 8k, Utilities fav 5k, Office & Op. Supplies fav 3k 9 Golf Operations: Net Revenues unfav 45k, Total Expenses fav 5k 10 Golf Maintenance: Net Operating Surplus fav 26k 11 Arts and Crafts: Net Revenues unfav 3k, Wages & PR Tax fav 3k, Electric & Gas fav 1.5k 12 Maintenance: Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 41k, Vehicle Maintenance unfav 45k, Solid Waste Removal unfav 67k, Snow Removal unfav 11k, Road Repairs fav 9k 13 Woodshop: On budget 14 Lakes & Environmental: Net Revenues fav 6k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 10k, Net Op Ex fav 25k 15 Administration: Net Revenues fav 57k, Wages, PR Tax, Benefits fav 91k, Net Op Ex on budget 16 Community Relations: Net Operating Expense fav 69k, Net Operating Surplus fav 36k 17 Clubhouse: Revenues net of COS fav 87k, Wages, PR Tax Benefits unfav 89k, Net Op +/- On Budget 18 Tab Master: Net Operating Surplus unfav 4k 19 Snackbars: Revenues net of COS fav 3.5k, Net Op Ex fav 6.5k 20 Lodge: On Budget; Net Operating +/- unfav 4k 21 Real Estate: Inactive 22 Contingency reserved


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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2019 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES - As of December 31, 2019 (Unaudited) New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

Under (Over)

CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety

10-25

7,500

8,943

(1,443)

Magic Carpet - Beginners Lift (Replace Rope Tow)

Ski Hill

12-21

40,000

45,460

(5,460)

Motorola Portable Radios (8)

Recreation

16-20

5,700

5,694

6

Mini Golf Replacement (18)

Recreation

16-21

14,400

13,515

885

Pickle Ball Court

Recreation/Tennis

16-24

11,000

8,800

2,200

Paddle Boards (4)

Recreation/Aquatics

16-25

2,000

1,274

726

Ryan Sod Cutter

Golf Maintenance

19-20

5,400

5,299

101

Zero Turn Mowers (2)

Facilities Maintenance

30-24

15,000

12,411

2,589

Tar Kettle

Facilities Maintenance

30-25

13,000

14,647

(1,647)

Phosphorus Reduction System (Grant Overage)

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-25

100,000

76,517

23,483

Firewall Replacement & Upgrade

Administration

40-23

4,000

2,350

1,650

Fiber Optics - N Beach, N Pool

Administration

40-25

6,800

7,671

Server Room Security

Administration

40-27

10,000

7,801

2,199

210,382

24,418

234,800 Adjusted Budget

-

(871)

234,800

Capital Reserve Projects 2019 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety

10-20

46,500

46,240

260

Northgate Southside Magnetic Gate

Public Safety

10-21

10,000

9,640

360

AED Units (3)

Public Safety

10-22

4,000

3,728

272

Radar Units (3)

Public Safety

10-23

7,500

7,009

491

Keyless Electronic Locks WiFi

Public Safety

10-24

9,500

7,389

2,111

CCTV Cameras - Replacements

Public Safety

10-25

7,500

5,638

1,862

Laurel Park Playground

Public Works/Recreation

11-20

26,000

24,980

1,020

Rental Equipment Replacement (Rotation)

Ski Hill

12-20

7,500

7,217

Magic Carpet - Beginners Lift (Replace Rope Tow)

Ski Hill

12-21

40,000

45,460

283 (5,460)

Snow Groomer - Major Repair

Ski Hill

12-22

25,000

24,073

Pump Replacement

Ski Hill

12-23

3,000

12,909

(9,909)

927

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-24

85,000

74,403

10,597

Marina Docks (2 of 3)

Public Works/Marina

13-20

78,900

77,099

1,801

Pool House Roof - Main Pool

Public Works/Pools

15-20

9,900

8,900

1,000

Pool Heater (1 of 4)

Public Works/Pools

15-21

5,000

5,044

Lifeguard Chairs (5)

Recreation/Aquatics

15-22

1,800

-

1,800

(44)

Mini Golf Replacement (18)

Recreation

16-21

14,400

13,658

742

Paramount Circuit - Ab/Back

Recreation/Fitness

16-22

3,000

2,544

456

Paramount Circuit - Chest Press

Recreation/Fitness

16-23

3,000

2,544

456

Paddle Boat - 4 Person Capacity

Recreation/Aquatics

16-26

2,300

1,452

848

Art Center Door Replacement

Public Works/Art Ctr Bldg

18-20

7,600

5,200

2,400 2,200

Kiln - Janus 1613

Recreation/Art Center

18-21

2,200

-

Lely Broadcast Spreader

Golf Maintenance

19-21

4,000

3,927

73

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-22

30,000

28,895

1,105

Motorola Portable Radios (2)

Golf Maintenance

19-23

2,000

1,919

81

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 1 (7 of 10)

Public Works

30-17

200,000

200,000

-

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph 2 (5 of 10)

Public Works

30-17

200,000

200,000

Road Paving - Small Projects & Guard Rails

Public Works

30-18

50,000

84,515

(34,515)

Stormwater Management - Culvert Replacement

Public Works/Stormwater

30-19

50,000

73,385

(23,385)

Stormwater Management - Swale & Misc Repair

Public Works/Stormwater

30-19

50,000

73,385

(23,385)

Ford F-350 Pickup Trucks (3)

Fleet/Maintenance

30-20

120,000

103,779

Snow Plows (3)

Fleet/Maintenance

30-21

18,113

18,635

(522)

Winston 10 Ton Trailer

Fleet/Maintenance

30-22

11,000

15,020

(4,020)

16,221

Used AWD Vechicles (4) (Hsp, FnB, Rec)

Fleet/Maintenance

30-23

40,000

33,432

6,568

Zero Turn Mowers (2)

Facilities Maintenance

30-24

15,000

12,125

2,875 10,000

Maintenance Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Stormwater

30-97

10,000

-

Engineering Labor charged to Water Mgt Projects

Public Works/Stormwater

30-98

10,000

10,389

Grant Match - Stormwater - Ridgeview

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-20

77,000

14,175

(389) 62,825

Brooks Lake Aeration System

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-21

30,000

29,888

112

Palms Grant - Ridgeview Enhancement Match

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-22

8,000

-

8,000

Carp Barrier - Stainless Steel

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-23

95,000

94,644

Roamingwood Dam Major Repair to Valve/Hardware

Lake Mgt/Stormwater

35-24

10,500

97,196

(86,696)

356

Main Entry Construction

Public Works

40-10

100,000

42,563

57,437

Community Signs - Amenity & Entrance

Public Works/Signage

40-20

20,000

20,923

PC/Workstation/POS Inventory Replacement

Administration/Amenity

40-21

10,000

9,275

725

Network Wiring POA Building

Administration

40-22

3,000

2,995

6

Firewall Replacement & Upgrade

Administration

40-23

5,250

5,250

-

SV9100 Telephone System Replacement

Administration

40-24

24,000

23,788

212

(923)

APC Power Backups

Administration

40-26

4,000

288

3,712

Furniture Replacement - Board Rooms, Training Rooms

Administration

40-28

50,000

45,193

4,807

Salamander

Clubhouse Bldg

60-20

3,500

3,536

(36)

Dining Room Tables (8)

Clubhouse Bldg

60-21

4,000

3,099

901

Lodge Window Replacement

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-20

14,700

8,200

6,500

Lodge ADA Ramp

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-21

20,000

12,675

7,325

Lodge Fire Suppression Design/Plans

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

80-22

28,500

24,970

3,530

6 Bin Steam Table

Lodge/Tiki

80-23

4,200

2,956

1,244

DocStar Upgrade (2018 Project)

Administration

40-16

1,140

1,140

-

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***UB RSC Sprinkler Conversion

-

90-14

1,900

1,900

-

***UB Miscellaneous

-

90-16

1,209

1,209

-

90-17

1,591

1,591

-

90-18

54,796

54,796

0 -

***UB Laptop Equipment

Administration

***UB Compactor 2 Repair

-

***UB Lodge Snack Bar - Split AC Unit

Public Works/Lodge Bldg

90-19

3,594

3,594

***UB Tennis Shot Maker

Recreation

90-20

3,710

3,710

***UB Ski Hill Groomer

Ski Hill

90-21

31,000

83,499

***UB 2012 Chevy/2015 Outlander

-

90-22

22,148

22,148

***UB New Holland Tractor

-

90-23

43,770

43,770

***UB Clubhouse Dining Room Remodel

Clubhouse Bldg

90-24

24,228

24,320

***UB Lodge Fire Suppression Replacement

Lodge

90-25

4,994

4,994

194,080

1,932,818

1,721,363 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

(52,499) (92) (17,375)

1,915,443

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval **** Reallocation

Total All Funds

1,956,163 Adjusted Budget

194,080

2,143,188

2,150,243

+ Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

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

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HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF December 31, 2019

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL TOTAL DUES BILLED

2019 BILLING 5,080,400 1,543,660 195,400 6,819,460

AMOUNT COLLECTED JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

% 74.499% 22.636% 2.865% 100.00%

2019 # LOTS PAID IN FULL

Billed 3908 1,300 395 50

% OF $ PAID

306 787 1,854

8.4% 20.1% 46.4%

1st Quarter 2019

5,109,928

2,947

74.93%

2nd Quarter 2019

507,427 234,901 98,780 841,108

294 146 55 495

7.4% 3.4% 1.4% 12.33%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2019

105,055 43,909 20,029 168,993

59 26 18 103

1.5% 0.6% 0.3% 2.48%

11,893 9,900 9,588 31,381 6,151,409

7 6 5 18 3,563

0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.46% 90.20%

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 4th Quarter 2019 YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

You can pay online at: www.hideoutassoc.com and click on the “payment button.” Please make sure to specify in the “memo” section - Hideabout subscription. 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 www.hideoutassoc.com.

Dues Analysis through 12/31/2019: $6,217,998 has been collected; $6,151,409 YTD & $66,589 Prepaid Of the 3908 Properties Billed in 2019, it was Budgeted that 3635 (93.01%) will be paid in full by 12/31/2019.

Current Projection YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

2019 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3565 PROJECTION 3635 6,220,925

6,343,075

2019 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

64,721

84,060

VARIANCE FAV<UNFAV>

(122,150)

VARIANCE FAV<UNFAV>

(19,339)

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1,745

574,325 1,372,630 3,162,973

APRIL MAY JUNE

Budget 3635

% of $ Budgeted 98.07%

% of $ Budgeted 77%

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

To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper contact Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or at lgreen@thehideout.us

Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - December 10, 2019

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he regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on December 10th, 2019 with Dennis Chapman and Merel Swingle present. The Chairman called the meeting to order at 6:30. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the November 12th, 2019 regular monthly meeting were reviewed and a motion to approve as presented was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. The minutes of the Advertised Public Hearing held November 19th, 2019 were reviewed and a motion to approve as presented was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. There was no planning commission meeting. Supervisor Wittenbrader is now present. The Weis Markets request for Liquor License transfer was again reviewed at this time. The public hearing was held on November 19th, 2019 for public comment. Attorney Freeman reviewed with the Supervisors their request noting that Weis Markets only was asking permission at this time to purchase “R” Liquor License to be moved to this Township. Weis Markets would fully comply with all building and sewer permits. Supervisor Swingle noted deep concern that the location intended for the permit is not able to handle any sewage changes, and per the sewage officer no food service would be permitted. Questions asked as to the ability to

move the license to a different location. Advised by Attorney for Weis that no the location requested is the location it would have to be moved to. Supervisor Swingle noted his disapproval simply can’t put it at that location. If you consider moving or applying for the location at the mall they then can resubmit and reapply. Supervisor Wittenbrader questioned some comments and Attorney Treat advised to hold an executive session. Supervisor Swingle noted he did not need to go his vote at this point was no. Executive session was held with Attorney Treat, Supervisor Chapman and Supervisor Wittenbrader at 6:45PM. Meeting reconvened at 6:55PM Attorney Treat advised the Executive session with the 2 Supervisors was to review and answer legal questions with regard to the transfer. At this time Merel Swingle moved to deny the request of Liquor License transfer for Weis Markets it was 2nd by Dennis Chapman, Robert Wittenbrader voted against the denial. Motion carried 2-1. Sub-divisions: None New Business: The Annual Reorganization meeting was discussed as to time available for attendance. Merel Swingle moved to advertise and hold the Reorganization meeting January 6th, 2020 at 9AM with the regular monthly meeting to immediately follow as well as the Auditor Annual Meeting to be held on January 7th, 2020 at 6PM, 2nd by Robert

Wittenbrader with all in favor. Christmas gifts for Planning Commission members and Cleaning Lady discussed, Motion to approve $50. To all planning members and $150.00 to the Cleaning Lady was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Truck Sale discussion. The Supervisors discussed getting rid of one of the township dump trucks. Motion to sell on Municibid the 91 Topkick 4x4 as is where is. The reserve to be set at $7500.00. Motion made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. It was noted truck will sell without meeting approval as long as it meets reserve price. The Supervisors then noted they will look into a new dump truck with plow purchase through CoStars. Old Business: 2020 Tax Resolution 12-20T reviewed and sets the Real Estate mileage at .52mills for 2020. With no changes a motion to approve 2020 Tax Resolution 12-20T was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. The Street Light Resolution was reviewed and a motion to approve Street Light Assessment Resolution # 20-12T was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. The Budget as advertised was presented and Resolution 20-01B was approved on a motion made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat

reviewed with the Board the Weis Markets tax assessment hearing and that Weis has appealed the denial to the Court of Common Pleas. The Supervisor noted for Attorney Treat to keep an eye on the appeal and follow up. Correspondence: Neville Trailer Park Engineer provided its monthly report for November 2019. Real Estate transfer tax for the month of November received in the amount of $ 20,443.44. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. Park Updates: None Public Time: Hamlin Chief Steve Price questioned the Board as to the status of Knox Box ordinance. Supervisor Swingle noted not all commercial facilities are in agreement of adding these to their buildings. He noted though is in agreement with multi-family homes. Main concern would be who could access. Mr. Price advised that these are common practice in many locations. With no other business a motion to adjourn was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:30PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer


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

ADMINISTRATION PIC OF POA

FINANCIAL MANAGER Manage all financial functions/activities necessary for the General Manager to meet its fiscal goals/responsibilities and assist the General Manager. Manages the Accounting Department providing financial information for all General Manager activities that enables management and the Board of Directors to make educated economic decisions for the Hideout General Manager’s future. This position acts for the General Manager in his/her absence, directing the day to day activities of the POA in accordance with all State and Federal laws/regulations, as well as the policies and objectives established by the Board of Directors. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: • Must be able to work on many different projects at one time. • Must have thorough knowledge of accounting practices and principles. • Advanced Excel & Database. • Financial Statement preparation. • Journal Entry Preparation. • Account Reconciliations. • BS in Business, Accounting Major desired. • Occasional overtime work required throughout the year.

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER Responsible for all activities/projects needed for the protection, preservation, and improvement/ revitalization of our natural environmental assets. Identification and addressing, including planning and implementation of solutions, of our Community Manager’s environmental and wildlife problems/weaknesses/challenges. Responsible for Lake Water Management that includes water quality testing programs and treatment. Responsible for overseeing consultants or other contracted vendors associated with environmental services. Assures compliance with all state, local and hideout governing bodies regarding land management & use and environmental impacts. Ensures preventive measures are in place and compliant with all Hideout and ECC regulations. Participate in “Global View” of Community Manager’s short and longterm strategic planning initiatives. Acts as liaison between ECC, Lakes and other committees as directed. Any other functions as required by Community Manager. EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: • • • • • • • •

Bachelor’s Degree in environment science or equivalent job experience. Strong Project Management experience. Ability to work within Community Manager culture to effect programs/projects to increase and sustain the quality of the Community Manager’s natural assets Ability to work with local/state organizations to protect General Manager’s natural assets from external sources Knowledge/experience of watershed management &controls. Knowledge/experience of plant, turf and tree management & controls. Knowledge of State and Local Rules and Regulations that have specific impact/control of our environmental assets. The ability to obtain any necessary updates in state-of-the art equipment and technology.


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PICTURE OF THE SKI HILL PLEASE!

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.

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Pic of clubhouse

WAIT STAFF Our restaurant and pub is in need of experienced and motivated waitstaff to join our team. If you have experience and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with the potential for advancement, we want to talk to you. Successful candidates will be responsible for establishing friendly relationships with patrons and ensuring they enjoy fast, pleasant service throughout their dining experience. Applicants need to have flexible schedules. LINE/PREP COOKS Seeking professional line cooks and prep cooks who can help prepare meals as per our standard recipes. Successful candidates will be responsible for creating meal portions, cleaning food, cooking meals and keeping a sanitized work area. We are seeking individuals with experience in the food service industry and is committed to impeccable food presentation.


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PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT

Pic of public safety vehicle

PATROL OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) Responsible and accountable to his/her immediate supervisor in the Chain of Command. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Supervise department personnel on his/her assigned shifts. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Must be 18 years or older, certified in ACT 235 and possess a valid PA driver’s license. • May be asked to work overtime or double shift. • Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. • Must be in Hideout issued uniform while on duty. The Public Safety Director and/or the Operations Lieutenant must approve any exception to this rule. • Attendance at Public Safety related seminars sponsored by The Hideout is recommended for all Officers.

RESERVE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) Acts in the capacity of Training Officer and Supervisor for all Public Safety Communication Officers. Responsible and accountable to his/her immediate supervisor in the Chain of Command. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • Must be 18 years old and possess a valid PA Driver’s License. • Ability to deal with the public. • Basic knowledge of Radio Communications a plus. • Basic knowledge of First Aid/AED/EMT a plus.

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment

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


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New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve 2019 at The Hideout...WOW!

Poached Pears from the Bistro

Our male resident Bald Eagle on a fly-by taken at our Main Marina on 12/28/19. 5 male and a female Hooded Merganser ducks taken at our North Beach on 12/21/19. They were most likely here on a stop-over on their southward migration and may stop-over this spring on their return northward migration. Photos by John Goldman

Photos by Marianne Tolkin Harris


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Hideout Building Permit is required for the installation/operation of any “non-portable” residential whole house/ stand-by electrical generator. Small portable units are excluded. A separate permit is required if you need to install a propane tank to fuel the generator.

ALL applications for permits are located on The Hideout website or you can get any permit application at the POA Office. IMPORTANT PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY TIPS: - 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. - Do not install a generator right next to your home - carbon monoxide can collect in the eaves of your home. - Don’t refill the generator’s gas tank while the unit is running as this can cause a fire, leading to serious injury or death. - Be sure to remove all gas from the

tank when storing your generator. HOW TO CHOOSE A GENERATOR - Identify the items you will need to run in the event of a power outage. Choose the generator that meets or exceeds the total wattage requirement. - Assistance from a qualified electrician is also advisable. • 5,000 WATTS (41.7/20.8 AMPS) Powers Refrigerator 700 watts, AM/ FM radio 50 watts, Color TV 450 watts, Eight 100-watt lights 800 watts, Microwave 1,000, Sump pump 1,000 watts, Water pump 1,000 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.

Call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us

• 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

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THE HIDEABOUT - SECTION 3 - FEBRUARY 2020

REAL ESTATE

So You Wanna Sell Your Home? Step 2: Find the Right Realtor By: Terri Ditty, Broker Associate It’s the second month of 2018—a perfect time for blowing off your New Year’s resolutions, letting your brand-new gym membership gather dust, and, on a more positive note, preparing your home for sale! In this second installment, we’ll teach you how to find an essential partner in pulling off this most important of all transactions: a great Realtor®. Because not all agents are created equal. (They’re not even all Realtors.) Here’s how to find a Realtor who’s right for you.

• How many houses did you sell last year? Look for agents with double-digit sales. • What percentage of your listings do you sell? Ideally you want an agent who has sold at over 50%. • What is the average list price to actual sell price ratio for your listings? This can fluctuate by market, but you should still look for high numbers. Set the bar at 95% to be acceptable for even the worst market conditions. This means they know how to price your home correctly.

Gather referrals, but take them with a grain of salt Assess their marketing skills There are a lot of agents out there. So how do you choose? Go ahead and ask your pals for referrals, but don’t fall into the trap of picking an agent purely because of rave reviews. The old mantra of location, location, location applies to real estate agents as much as homes.

Everyone knows that to sell a house quickly (and get the big bucks) you need to reach as many eyeballs as you can. And the way to assess an agent’s ability to do that is to ask these questions:

• How will you market my home? A Realtor should use at least a good brokerage website to “You want a Realtor who is very familiar with your showcase your listing, national listing portals such as realtor.com®, and an email subscription list. area—and not just what he can pull up online. The reason is simple: If they’ve spent time in • How will you use social media? They should use the area, they’ll know how to market your house at least Facebook and Twitter to market listings; there. they get bonus points if they post photos on Instagram. So a better question to ask your friends than “Know any real estate agents?” is, “Know a real • What offline materials do you use? While most estate agent who’s sold any properties in my area marketing is done online now, your Realtor should in the past few years?” still make use of tried-and-true methods such as fliers, yard signs, and brochures, especially at an Test their communication skills open house. Once you have some potentials, email them or call their office, then sit back and wait. This is your • How much do you spend on advertising? first test of a key component: how responsive will Don’t stop asking until you get a solid dollar figure. Advertising costs vary widely by area, but your agent be? Ideally, they should get back to Realtors should consistently spend a portion of you that same day. their business expenses on advertising. By asking If it takes longer than four business hours without for a set amount, you’ll know if they’re doing that a decent explanation, be cautious. Imagine or not. if you’ve got competing offers on the table, Don’t shoot for cheap or if some problem comes up with the home inspection. You don’t want to wonder where your Finally, don’t assume the most inexpensive agent is and whether you’ll hear back from them! agent is the one for you. While agents work at different price points and some may take a lower Probe their experience commission, they should be confident enough in Your initial conversation with a prospective listing their abilities to stand by their prices.. So when agent should be like any job interview: Don’t be you’re talking terms, ask agents if they’ll work on afraid to ask the tough questions right off the bat. a discount. If they jump at the chance early on in A good agent should know his stats, and any the conversation, that might be a red flag. dancing around these numbers could mean he’s Think about this: If the agent can’t even negotiate hiding something. Ask the following: to protect their own money, how likely do you • How long have you been in business? Aim for think it will be for them to go to bat to protect your Realtors with at least two years of experience, money. It’ll be a test of confidence in their own enough time to learn the ropes and finesse their services at least. marketing and selling plans. Time (on the job) is money (in your pocket).

REALTOR® since 2003 Joseph Sledzinski was born and raised right here in Northeastern PA in a family of 10 children. (He learned negotiations skills early in life!) A Veteran of the United States Navy Seabees, Joe had the opportunity to travel the world for 6 years as a builder in this construction battalion of the Navy. Joe’s sense of community and leadership still stands as he has served as a volunteer fire fighter for over 30 years and has been the Dive Rescue Captain since1992 for the Ledgedale Dive Rescue Team. Joe also serves on the local planning commission. After retiring his successful excavation business, Joe earned his Real Estate license in 2003 and since has been awarded multiple Quality Service Awards as well as Centurion, Ruby and Emerald Awards from CENTURY 21.

REALTOR® since 2004 David Rottkamp comes to us from Long Island where he owned and operated his own landscaping company for fifteen years along with an extensive background in computer programming. Consider Dave to be your “Lakefront Specialist” as he is familiar with the ins and outs of Lake Wallenpaupack, Roamingwood Lake, Cobbs Lake, Paupackan Lake, Deer Lake, Beaver Lake, Fairview Lake and so many more! Dave purchased his lake vacation home here on Lake Wallenpaupack in 1999 and loved exploring the area so much he decided to make the move permanent! In 2004, Dave earned his Real Estate license and came to join our CENTURY 21 team to help others discover the place he happily calls home, our Lake Region of the Poconos!

Happy Valentines Day! Larry and Terri Ditty Agents and Staff


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Swing into Spring!

Come & Join Us for a 1940s HASG Dinner/Dance Friday, April 17th, 2020 Lodge 6-10 p.m. ( Doors Open at 5:45 p.m. )

MENU

Large Peel & Eat Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce Cheese Platter Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites Cheeseburger Sliders Garden Salad with Rolls & Butter Penne Alla Vodka Prime Rib Au Jus with Mashed Potatoes & Carrots Chicken Parmesan with Mashed Potatoes & Carrots Herb Crusted Pork Chop with Mashed Potatoes & Carrots Sponge Cake with Chocolate Filling Coffee, Tea, & Soda Included 3 Specialty Drinks at $5 Each Cash Bar Entertainment by DJ Chris

PRICE

$42 Members / $47 Non-Members

Linda McMahon took this photo, from her deck at 636 Lakeview Court, on Saturday, January 11. She loved the way she could see the eagle's reflection in the water. He must have been standing on a thin layer of ice.

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Please Contact Rita Kinsella 570-504-5596 35 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436

The Hideout Adult Social Group, 40 years of service and good times!

HASG VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2020 Snow Date Friday, February 14, 2020

Please join us at the BISTRO ON THE GREEN from 12:00pm TO 3:OOpm

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MEMBERS: $30.00 GUESTS: $35.00

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40s-Style Clothing is Optional, but Encouraged!

CHOOSE ONE ENTREE:

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

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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 * Reserve Today - Limited Seating *

The HASG was formed in January, 1980, as an organization where home owners could meet and socialize with other members of the community. Through the comradery of our members, long time friendships have been made and continue to this day. Through the years, the generosity of the membership has allowed the HASG to donate thousands of dollars to local charities, and charitable causes. Our HASG Golf league is very successful, and provides our golfing members with hours of good times! Legends has recently been added to the activities offered by the HASG, and will continue to offer good times to our members and residents of the Hideout. So, a very successful “First 40” and congratulations and Thank You to those who founded and led the group, those who are present members, and to those who will populate the HASG in the future. Here’s to an even more successful “Next 40” with more trips, parties, dinners and activities with the Hideout Adult Social Group! For the HASG board, John D. Hinton President - HASG


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LETTERS

Good News Kathleen Rorick July 16, 1944 - November 25, 2019 Kathleen Rorick, 75, of The Hideout, died the morning of November 25, 2019 after a courageous 3-year battle with breast cancer. She married her loving husband, Robert, while in Las Vegas in 1996. Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late James and Grace Spellman Rogan. After graduating high school, Kathleen began working as a Stewardess for American Airlines. Prior to retirement, she was a travel agent for Jewelcore Travel Agency in Edwardsville and Abington Travel in Clarks Summit. She was an avid New England Patriots Fan. For 10 years, Kathleen was Bob’s co-pilot, trucking cross country with their Siberian Husky, Matoe. She was also preceded in death by a brother, James Rogan. Private Cremation to place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel. Arrangements have been entrusted to and under the direction of James Wilson Funeral Home, Lake Ariel. To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, please visit www.jameswilsonfuneralhome.com.

2020 FUNDRAISERS LAKE ARIEL FIRE COMPANY ALL EVENTS AT LAKE STATION - 1381 LAKE ARIEL HIGHWAY (UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED)

2/9 VALENTINE BREAKFAST BUFFET 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 3/8 ST. PATRICK’S DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 4/4 EASTER EGG HUNT 1 – 3 p.m. 4/19 EASTER BREAKFAST BUFFET 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 6/6 GUN RAFFLE 3 p.m. 6/13 BACK TO THE HEARTLAND 1 p.m. TBD FIREWORKS ON THE BEACH DUSK 7/11 PENNYHOUSE 5K 9 a.m. 7/11 FIREFIGHTERS PICNIC & BBQ 3 p.m. 9/13 FALL INTO FALL BREAKFAST BUFFET 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 10/11 HALLOWEEN BREAKFAST BUFFET 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 11/8 VETERAN’S BREAKFAST BUFFET 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 11/14 TURKEY RAFFLE DOORS OPEN AT 5 P.M. – FIRST SPIN AT 6 p.m. ST. THOMAS MORE PARISH CENTER 12/13 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

is a section in The Hideabout where members have an avenue to report good news, show their appreciation, or praise our wonderful community. Good News should be sent to: The Hideabout Newspaper, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email lgreen@thehideout.us

Thank you for your donation!

Cristine W. Jamison, an accomplished artist and avid reader, recently donated numerous art and garden books to The Hideout library. She hopes The Hideout community will enjoy the books as much as she did.


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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes December 3, 2019

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he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on December 3rd, 2019. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin were all present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited.

was read setting the Tax Millage at .65 Mills for General purpose for 2020. F. Birmelin moved to approve, motion Carried 3-0. 2) The Community Library of Lake & Salem Township had submitted their financial statement to the Township in request of a donation. T. Jaggars moved to approve the donation of $2500.00 for 2019, carried 3-0.

T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on November 6th, 2019, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for November 2019, carried 3-0.

New Business: 1) The 2020 Annual Organization meeting. T. Jaggars moved to hold The Supervisors meeting on January 6th, 2020 at 7PM and the Lake Township Auditors meeting to be held on January 7th, 2020 at 7PM at the Lake Township Municipal Building, as well as approve the advertising for both, carried 3-0. 2) Cancel Planning Commission meeting for December this is a reminder. 3) Purchase of new truck. The Supervisors reviewed the Costars purchase of a new Ford cab and chassis F-550 Truck through Gibbons Ford. T. Jaggars moved to purchase the Costars Truck and motion carried 3-0. S. Swingle moved to advertise and get bids for up fit of truck, specifications and equipment to be written up and advertised for February bid opening, carried 3-0.

Public Comment: None Subdivisions: None Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its November Activity Report showing 26 incidents. They held 7 trainings, 4 meetings and 4 work details. Fundraiser held was a Veterans Dinner and a Turkey Raffle. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided its November Activity report showing 35 alarmed responses 25 of them medical calls, they held 4 trainings. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of November they completed some ditch work, and installed a driveway pipe. Completed maintenance on the trucks. Put Equipment away for the season and handled the storms as needed Old Business: 1) The Budget for 2020 has been prepared and with no changes a motion to approve Resolution #12-03-19-2 setting the 2020 Budget was made by F. Birmelin motion carried 3-0. The 2020 Tax Resolution# 12-03-19-1

Additional Public Comment: A question was asked as discounts for Municipalities at Gibbons Ford. Advised Gibbons is a State Contract facility for purchase therefore a discount is applied. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary

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

NOW on The Hideout’s website - Home For SALE by Owner - Home For RENT by Owner - LOT For Sale by Owner

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

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

THAT’S WHY PEOPLE TURN TO US

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

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

FRIENDLY REMINDER! Members and guests of members, 7 years of age and older, MUST possess and display a current amenity badge at all times when using ANY of the amenities. Thank you!

Hideout Committee Volunteers

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ommittees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource. Our association has three types of committees: • Board appointed committees, like our ECC, Disciplinary, Budget and Nominating, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the supervision of the Board. These are required by our Protective Covenants or By Laws. They often have clearly defined power and authority. Appointments are made for a three year term; however, there are no term limits as to how many terms someone may serve. • Standing committees, such as Food and Beverage and Recreation, are ongoing and have members who have expertise with a specific area within our community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area. • Ad-hoc committees, such as Governing Documents, are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded. So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the association’s operations or if you’re interested in helping improve your community, we would be thrilled to talk to you about committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA or on our website, www. hideoutassoc.com. Feel free to contact any member of the Board or Community Manager, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109, for more information.


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

LOT FOR SALE

ELECTRICIAN

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

• FREE LOT 1614 Ridgeview Dr. Beautiful location and views! Buildable. At one of the highest points in the Hideout. Call Mitch 973-632-4177

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

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

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

HELP WANTED • Looking for help in & around the house. $13-$20 per hour. Johnny@bounceny.com

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

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

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

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

-AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends. -KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. -DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816. -THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Clothing Day 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10 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 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. -LAKE ARIEL FIRE COMPANY VALENTINE BREAKFAST BUFFET, Feb. 9, 2020, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., LAKE STATION 1381 LAKE ARIEL HIGHWAY -VENISON FEAST AT LEDGEDALE VOL. FIRE CO., Saturday, Feb.15, 2020, from 4-7 p.m. Venison prepared many different ways. Trophy Bucks on display. Everyone Welcome -$10 donation adults.

DON’T FORGET YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

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

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

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


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To advertise in The Hideabout Newspaper, Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website

THE BEST DAYS Happy New Year rings out this night For all who stand within their right To say what they believe to be true To pray to the one for whom they choose The New Year brings thoughts of what was We argued and fought for the right cause We didn’t want things to take a bad turn

Classified Pages, or TV Channel,

We wanted to work and to play and to earn

please call

Will the good that we sought reflect history

Lisa Green at 570-630-3707 or

When we look back on 2019 what will we see Will the ones who turned evil all be locked away Will we discover the truth as we begin a new day Challenges are out there that we all know

email her at

Reasons for screaming at those we call foes

lgreen@thehideout.us

With thoughts that take years from our prime

Lingering nightmares leave us at times Let not what haunts us show us the way

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION

Since 1995, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, the Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-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.

Challenge them all with what they may say Rise above what was news yesterday By making the New Year full of loving good days. WOLRAD/2020 Wolrad is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. Wolrad has been writing poems monthly for The Hideabout since 2014. He has a children’s book and song which can be heard and read at www.iwonderdoyou.com and a recently released poetry book, My Rhymes for Reasons that can be seen on Amazon.com. He welcomes comments and reviews on his website.

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, ljhmet@gmail.com. HIDEOUT COMPUTER CLUB - meets first & third Thursday of each month, 10:00 a.m. at the RSC. 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 9 a.m. during the growing season. Everyone welcome. WOODWORKING GROUP - Visitors are always welcome. For information please call Ken Wenz (570) 698-6441.

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 4, 2019 - April 15, 2020, Wednesday 12:30 p.m. Awards Dinner at season’s end. All are welcome!! Reggie Hadley (570) 698-7429.


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

Acceptable Items: • Milk cartons • Aluminum Cans • Glass Bottles (green, clear, brown) • Tin & Bi-Metallic Containers: (including aerosol cans) • Aseptic Milk/Juice Cartons • Juice Boxes • Aluminum Foil (pie plates, etc.) • Plastic Containers - 01-7 • Frozen Food Cartons • Paper Egg Cartons • Newspaper • Magazines & Catalogs • Kraft Paper (brown grocery bags) • Chipboard/Box Board • White & Colored Ledger Paper • Notebook Paper • Construction Paper • Soft Covered Workbooks, • Telephone & Paperback Books • Junk Mail (incl. envelopes & coupons) • White Envelopes • Computer, Fax, & Copy Paper

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

NO Trash Please NO Diapers remember to NO Clothing rinse your containers NO Styrofoam BEFORE you NO Plastic Bags recycle them! NO Caps or Lids Thank you! NO Food NO Compost NO Yard Waste NO Greasy Pizza Boxes Recycling takes little effort on your part, for a big difference to our world!

Life Is Beautiful Eco-minded home solutions for bright green living.


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- Recycling of Yard Materials -

Visit The Hideout website at:

Top Soil, Driveway Stone, Mason Sand, & more! Pennsylvania Round Stone • White Sand

Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel, Inc.

www.hideoutassoc.com

Catterson Road, Hamlin, PA Hours: 8-4pm Mon-Fri - Most Sat. 8-12pm

Please register (request a login).

PHONE: 570-689-5505

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

Barbara O'Hara REALTOR® (570) 689-2111 (570) 575-7698 bjohara@comcast.net We Improve The Lives We Touch

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

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

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

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


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Have a concern? Here’s who to call

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

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100

PA115089

Amenities

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

GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

(570) 676-5253 ROBERT

Departments

Dial (570) plus number Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 132 North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317 Recreation.......................... 698-4100, ext. 160 Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 300 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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

RAY’S TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

•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

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

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!

570-906-0909

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!

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

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

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

570-241-3048 Tree Trimming & Removal Stump Grinding Storm Damage & Cleanup Landscaping Services 24 Hour Emergency Service References Available

• Free Estimates • Fully Insured Visit our website: www.precisiontreeco.yolasite.com

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY

A to Z Maintenance

Page 9

Ideal Home Improvement

Page 39

Adams Cable Service

Page 39

IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA

Page 12

Al Dente’s Pizzeria

Page 16

Integra Clean & Dry

Page 15

Allatto’s Painting Page 48

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

Page 52

All County Tax Resolution

Page 14

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating

Page 59

Apple Maintenance Inc.

Page 37

John T. Bolles General Contracting

Page 48

Aurel’s TV & Appliances

Page 24

John’s Italian Restaurant

Page 37

Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel

Page 56

JT’s Painting & Contracting

Page 23

Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13

KBS Enterprises Page 23

BTM Flooring

Page 14

Kelclean Contracting LLC

Page 36

Canine Connection

Page 56

Koberlein Septic

Page 37

Carey Construction

Page 24

Lighthouse Harbor Marina

Page 14

Carman Electrical Svc., Inc.

Page 30

Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc.

Page 59

CBS Construction, LLC.

Page 59

M and D Plumbing

Page 12

Century 21 - Hamlin Office

Page 49

MidRise Construction Corp

Page 13

Century 21 - Barbara O’Hara

Page 56

Mike’s Walk-In Carpet

Page 27

Chapman Family Enterprises, LLC

Page 22

Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA

Page 15

CM’s Construction, Inc.

Page 30

Precision Tree Co.

Page 59

Colors Unite Painting

Page 59

Putman’s Tree Service

Page 22

Cove Haven Resort

Page 22

Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services

Page 59

Cover All Painting Co.

Page 36

RE/MAX BEST

Page 2

Page 8

Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 48

Santana Income Tax Service

Duffy Plumbing

Page 18

Scotty’s Services Inc.

Page 37

Family First Vision Center

Page 49

Shingle Me Page 23

Forbes Pest Control Page 59

Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 8

Freedom Boat Club

Page 14

Ski Big Bear Page 27

From Top to Bottom

Page 36

St. Mary’s Villa Page 36

Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 59

Superior Plus Propane

Page 18

H & R Block - Hamlin

The Roof Brothers, Inc.

Page 24

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