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Life is better in a Gold Star Community FEBRUARY 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 2

The Hideabout Newspaper celebrates 40 years! See you on the slopes!

President's Message ..................................................................4 Community Manager's Message ..........................................4 Chairman's Message .................................................................5 Public Safety Corner ..................................................................5 Facilities Corner ...........................................................................5 Communications Corner ..........................................................6 Registration Corner ....................................................................6 Food & Beverage Corner .........................................................6 Management Team Contacts ..................................................7 Clubhouse Menus ..................................................................8, 9 Environmental Page ..................................................................10

Board Meeting Minutes ............................................................17 Winter Sports Complex ....................................................20, 21 Recreation Events ................................................................25-29 Recreation Corner .......................................................................27 Employment ...................................................................36, 37, 38 Financials .................................................................................42-45 Puzzle Pages ...........................................................................52, 53 Information You Should Know .............................................55 Hideout Phone Numbers .................................................55, 59 ..........................................................................58 Classifieds Page Advertisers' Directory ...............................................................60


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

It may be a new year full of resolutions, but the surge in the market has continued with no sight of slowing. Demand for homes continues to skyrocket as low inventory is leaving buyers wanting more. There has never been a better time to sell your Hideout home. Nearly 400 homes were sold in 2020 leaving only 16 homes currently on the market today. So make time to live, laugh, and love ... and list your house with RE/MAX Best!

Maggie Morris

Linda

Coccodrilli

Beth

Hubbard

Eileen & Harry Talalas

Dave & Marie Kovaleski

Philip Eckel

‘The laws of supply and demand are producing quick sales and higher selling prices. The time to act is now. Call us today to discuss your property.’

Tim & Heather Meagher

Donna Gardner

Linda & Robert Amos

Ellen

Dramisino

Joanne

DeKenipp

Dakota Bonham

Daisy

Rockstroh

Alyson

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4 • FEBRUARY 2021

POA NEWS

FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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t is hard to believe that we are already a month into 2021 and that it was a year ago we first started learning about COVID-19, or as it was called back then, Coronavirus. It is gratifying to finally see our friends, neighbors and family members receiving the vaccine at places like Weis and Wayne Memorial. For information more information about when you are eligible and where to get a vaccine please go to https://www. health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/ Vaccine/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

The latest research from UCLA demonstrates that wearing a mask cuts transmission of Covid-19 by 79%. Considering news about stronger and more infectious mutations, mask wearing in public combined with social distancing, and the availability of the vaccines will hopefully allow things to get back to normal soon. Our January 23 Board meeting was a busy one. The Board approved the appointment of 27 members to the committees, which are the lifeblood of the community. We thank them for their service to the community and helping the Board in making critical decisions across all aspects of the Hideout. For example, the Board approved a recommendation from the Public Safety Committee to amend the Consolidated Rules and Regulations to clarify prohibitions on discharging of a firearm in the Hideout. The Board also approved a recommendation from the Wildlife & Forestry Committee to allow a controlled fungal release to reduce populations of gypsy moths in an effective, cost-cutting and environmentally friendly way. The Board approved other recommendations from committees such as having a limited deer cull to continue to see improvements in our forest’s health, and to clarify rules about signs. This is very detailed but critical work for our community. If you want to make a difference and are interested in joining a committee, please reach out to Jill Metschulat at the POA.

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

By now you should have received your dues in the mail. We are pleased that as part of the 2021 budget the credit card fee was lowered to $30 to make it easier and less expensive for members to pay their dues. Consistent with Gov Wolf’s COVID-19 edicts, the POA will be opened in staggered shifts to make payments and get new stickers. Please contact the office for the latest days and hours it will be opened. Additionally, included with the dues are proposed bylaw changes If approved by the membership, it amends Article IX, Section 3 Preliminary Budget, and Article X, Section 5 Election of Directors of the bylaws. In essence it provides the Budget Committee, our Financial Manager, and the Board proper amount of time to plan new budgets and makes changes to certain aspects on the Board election process including allowing electronic voting. Special thanks to the Governing Documents and Budget committees for their efforts on these proposed amendments.

Community Manager’s Message

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ideout Members and Staff,

The new year is upon us, and we can all hope 2021 is a better year than 2020. Eleanor Roosevelt once wrote, “with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” This is how we should approach the new year. Knowing we have overcome probably the greatest challenge faced by many of us, survived and continued to thrive. Faced with the greatest of challenges and with the lessons learned, we should be inspired to continue to find ways to succeed in this difficult environment.

This is the time of year when the annual dues and membership renewal documents are sent out. By the time you read this message, you should have received these documents. We encourage you to review them thoroughly as they contain important information. Information necessary for the administration to effectively continue to maintain the standards expected for which The Hideout is known. Members should know this year we billed 3750 lots however, the 2021 budget is based on 3625 lots paying in full. The Hideout is hopeful that 3625 lots will pay their dues, but historically this is not always the case, creating a shortfall. Over the years, not all members pay their dues, and this We also are working on a new online presents a burden to all our dedicated survey to gauge membership satisfaction members who pay their dues on a timely and to hear directly from you about what basis. The Hideout is very appreciative of types of amenities and services you our members who realize the importance would like to see in the Hideout. Given of paying their dues. The dues pay for the record number of home sales we have roughly 65% of the costs required to seen last year, and more homes being effectively manage The Hideout. used year-round, this information will be The Hideout has decided to take a more critical to the Committees, the POA and robust approach to collecting dues and the Board in planning for the future. delinquent accounts this year. Members Finally, it was great to see the Ski Hill should understand there are statutes operational and young people and adults and various regulations which can impair enjoying a day on the slopes. It was a the collection of delinquent dues. The long and arduous process which started Hideout has engaged the services of last summer. As Community Manager a law firm familiar with the collection Larry Frotton detailed opening the Ski process in the hopes of encouraging our Hill is not like turning on a light switch: it delinquent members to pay their bills, is a complex operation that depends on thereby relieving the burden placed on the Mother Nature and various inspections. majority of our members. We understand We thank the Ski Hill staff for their efforts. there are sometimes extenuating Now let it snow! ■ circumstances, but the Board and POA have always been receptive to working with members.

MAILBOX ADVISORY

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

Please remember your mask when getting your mail

As we have discussed in previous messages, Mother Nature dictates how successful many of our amenities will perform. All our outdoor amenities can benefit or suffer from adverse weather conditions. This year as last year, the weather has not been conducive for us to make adequate amounts of snow,

thereby delaying the opening of the Ski Hill. Until we are sure the hill is safe for our employees and staff, the Ski Hill will not open. There does appear to be weather coming in the near future, which should give us the conditions we are looking for. Hopefully, when you read this message, the weather conditions improved and enabled us to safely open the Ski Hill. We do have equipment allowing us to make snow; however, temperatures must maintain certain levels for the task to be performed, and our equipment is also showing its age. We are fortunate to have many volunteers and experienced professionals operating our hill. At the conclusion of this season, the management at the Ski Hill and Recreation will explore and prepare a report detailing the needs of the hill and the potential use of the hill yearround. As always, members are invited to communicate with the POA if they wish to offer suggestions. We have broadcast messages repeatedly concerning the use of fireworks in The Hideout. The Board has passed a resolution making the use of fireworks illegal in The Hideout, unless approved by the Board for special occasions. The fines for violating the resolution start at $500.00. We strongly urge members to make their guests and renters aware of this policy. Members should also understand any violations by guests or renters will be assessed against the owner of the lot. Our Public Safety staff will continue to enforce the rules promulgated by the Board. We appreciate the cooperation of members as we work at making The Hideout a place of enjoyment for all our members. Winter can be challenging for many of us for a variety of reasons. This year besides the weather, we have a pandemic to concern ourselves with. Those of us who follow various media outlets will tell you the COVID virus is still very much present. As such, we urge you take advantage of the services The Hideout offers, such as take-out dining and dining at our Clubhouse. We ask you to watch out for fellow members who may not have mobility or are in need of services. The Hideout can assist in many ways, and all it takes is a call to the POA or Public Safety. Stay Safe ■

For more information on

MAILBOX ADVISORY Committee & Board of Directors Meetings

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POA NEWS

FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner W ith the New Year upon us, many of us have or will soon create New Year’s resolutions. I know for the past few years, my commitment to these resolutions has been questionable, at best. With the month of February being hallmarked as Heart month, I wanted to share with all of you a few simple tips and skills to remain heart healthy! Firstly, diet and exercise are two of the most important parts of remaining heart healthy. The American Heart Association recommends eating 4 servings of fruit a day and 5 servings of vegetables a day. Although these amounts may seem daunting at first, but eating the bulk of your fruit and vegetable servings as snacks throughout the day can help! Although depending on our fitness level, exercise may have a different definition for each of us, the American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity activity. Together we can all become more heart healthy if we follow these principles.

In addition to eating healthy and exercising more, I think February is a great month to promote the lifesaving skill of CPR. Our entire Public Safety Department is trained in CPR, with some of our officers holding higher level certifications such as Emergency Medical Technicians and Emergency Medical Responders. Although our department would typically hold in person CPR courses, due to the pandemic, we are limited in doing so at this time. However, I would strongly urge everyone to Google “American Heart Association Hands-Only CPR” and watch a YouTube video on Hands-Only CPR. Although this will not result in a certification, it will familiarize you with the lifesaving skills of hands only CPR. Stay safe! ■

FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message W e are still enveloped by winter as we enter February. However, it is a sign of warmer things to come as the sunsets slowly move later and later. By the time we reach the end of the month, the sun will set at 5:51pm. A welcome change we can look forward to enjoying. Until the seasons start to change and warmer weather arrives, I want to thank our Maintenance Department for the great job and hard work they do of plowing and sanding our roads. Thank you!

The 2021 dues statements and packets have been mailed out and need to be paid by March 1st. All dues paid after March 31st will incur a penalty. Included in the packet are changes to our Bylaws that require a vote by the membership. These changes were recommended by the Governing Documents Committee and approved by the Board of Directors to be sent to the membership for a vote. All changes to the Bylaws must be approved by a majority of the voting membership. Please follow the directions in your dues packet and cast your vote. The Governing Documents Committee (GDC) was re-established by the Board of Directors about 5 years ago. This is an ad-hoc committee of community members who are appointed by the Board. The

committee’s task is to review the Bylaws of the Hideout and to recommend changes, additions, deletions and updates. Our community has grown over the years and how we operate and do business has changed accordingly. A prime example this year is the recommendation to allow electronic voting for members of the Board of Directors. If approved members will have the ability to choose whether to vote by paper ballot or electronic ballot. As a former member of the GDC, I know what a tedious task and responsibility this is. The GDC members can debate everything from the placement of a comma and whether to use the word “will” or “shall” to lengthy discussions on the necessity of eliminating or adding whole paragraphs. The committee is charged with a difficult task and I would like to thank the committee for their perseverance, hard work and time they give to our community. Stay well and stay safe ■

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FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner L et it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

The holidays have come and gone but winter is gearing up to continue to cause havoc in the NE.

Facilities Maintenance has been working extremely hard on keeping our roads clear of snow and ice and we are prepared to enter the coldest and most hazardous winter months ahead. Our Maintenance crew works very long hours during these snow events and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their commitment and sacrifice during these times. With mother nature being so unpredictable this team answers the call on a moments notice. With the winter weather ahead, I would also like to remind our members and staff to be careful driving and walking within our great community as snow and ice can be a major obstacle to prevent motor vehicle accidents and personal injury. When we are dealing with a snow event, I do ask members while walking to be very cautious during the night time hours as snow will impact the visibility of the snow plow operators and if you are out please continue wearing reflective clothing. The Storm water management planning for 2021 is currently under review and work will begin in the spring. Facilities has a number of major projects that we will be correcting in 2021. If any member is experiencing culvert pipe issues or drainage issues The Hideout is working on a plan to help alleviate some of the cost to replace and correct these issues on members properties. Based on The Hideout Protective Covenants property owners are responsible for the culvert pipe and drainage ditches that are on their property. Please contact my office at ext. 136 if you would like to discuss the stormwater issues on your property and how The Hideout Maintenance team can assist. With Covid-19 still lingering Housekeeping has been doing an outstanding job on keeping our facilities and amenities clean and sanitary. Part of

the new process for housekeeping is utilizing our new ULV disinfecting foggers inside of our buildings and amenities to help protect against the Covid-19 virus. Trash and recycling have moved to a more consistent operational schedule Monday-Friday the center will now be open from 6am-8pm Saturday and Sundays 8am-8pm. This decision was based on our members concerns with time constraints and we feel this will help our members that work early in the morning. Bulk Garbage can be taken to the Maintenance Facility during the day by contacting our Maintenance Assistant Desiree Detres at ext. 133. There will be a fee associated with this and the fee is based on the materials being disposed of. The Maintenance facility will be getting a new roof this year as well as a new salt shed. We are also excited for our new A/C system that will be installed in our Maintenance building. Facilities is also working on upgrades to our amenities and other dept buildings in 2021. Our Permitting dept has some new updates for 2021. We now have all of our Permit applications available online as a fillable form. Members in good standings can now fill out the online permit application and submit the application as well as any other required documentation directly to our permitting dept. This process has been very effective as of 1/1/2021 and we have already received most of the applications in this process. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to permits, lot violations, Surveys or other documents that are required for some projects please contact our permitting officer Mike Clark at ext. 120 or our Administration assistant Tina Fairfax at ext. 108. ■

The Public Works Department would like to remind members to use caution when the snowplow 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

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FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Communications Corner H appy February!

We're one month closer to spring flowers and one month closer to the end of snowstorms (for this year). Keep your fingers crossed for an early spring! This month we have lots to celebrate Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, and Presidents' Day. If you are lucky enough to be in The Hideout, you'll be able to enjoy what the Clubhouse, Ski Hill, and Recreation Department have to offer.

The Community Relations Department continues to do its best to keep communication lines open between the Membership and Administration. Please look to The Hideout "official" Facebook page (@Hideout Property Owners Association) for updates. Facebook is a quick resource to see up-to-date information directly from the Administration. We have over 2,815 members receiving email blasts from The Hideout, even more than last month. If you have not signed up for email blasts, you can register on our website at hideoutassoc.com/login.aspx. The Communications Committee is still looking for additional members.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please apply today. See a message from the committee on page 31 about opening up communication between the committee and the membership.

If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can best communicate with you, please call me at (570) 630-3707 or email lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you! Have questions or suggestions for a particular department in The Hideout? Reach out to the relevant Hideout Department Manager for a quick and accurate response. If they don't have the answer, they will get one or forward you to the person who does. The Management team's contact information is on page 7. Have a happy and safe month! ■

To advertise in The Hideout Community, call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or email her at lgreen@thehideout.us

Registration Corner R evalidation is here and we have been very busy, even while the office has been temporarily shut down. The 2021 Membership packets have been mailed out, however, the process will be conducted differently this year due to government mandates. The POA Office will now open on a staggered basis, by appointment only. Please call (570) 698-4100 ext. 0 for any of your membership needs.

available to fill out on our website: hideoutassoc.com

In order to complete the 2021 revalidating process as smoothly as possible, whether visiting us in person, at a pre-scheduled date and time, or using the mail in/mail out option, please be prepared. The 2021 Member Information Form must be filled out. Please be sure to include: current vehicle registrations, student college IDs, permanent guest vehicle registrations, and pet registration form, if applicable. These forms are also

Please bear with us during renewal and revalidating this year as we change things up a bit in order to keep everyone safe during these uncertain and everchanging times. My ladies, Barb, Kelly, and Melissa, as well as myself will always do our best for you, The Hideout membership.

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Food & Beverage Corner T

As we continue to navigate through these changing times, keep in mind that we are all in this together. The Food & Beverage staff is doing their best to provide each guest with a “normal”

and safe dining experience while working with the guidelines provided. We truly appreciate each one of you that have stayed with us and supported us through every change and closure by continuing to pick up take-out orders, coming in when you can, and offering kind words to the staff that work so hard every day. I am grateful to have a staff that pushes forward through all new rules and regulations every time there is an update. They have stayed committed through our daily temperature checks, new cleaning procedures and are staying masked up while in the building. They truly are a dedicated team, and I’m proud to be a part of them. As a reminder, the mitigation orders are still in effect that require a meal be purchased when ordering an alcoholic beverage, additional beverages cannot be purchased once the meal is finished, no more than 8 - 10 guests per table, and the dining room and pub are still operating at 50% capacity. In addition, indoor private events are still reduced to 10% of maximum occupancy. As additional changes are announced, we will be posting updates through email, Facebook, and our website. Again, we thank you for your support and hope to see you soon! ■

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! ■

Interested in helping make The Hideout the best it can be? Want to lend a hand?

FROM ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

his month Chef Joe, Chef Brett, and myself have made some changes to our Clubhouse menu! We have traded seasonal offerings for exciting new flavors, old favorites, and heartwarming classics. In addition, we have two big weekends on the horizon. Superbowl Sunday is February 7th! We will be offering a similar menu to our current Football Sunday menu. Reservations will be required as seating is limited. We will also have a Superbowl Party to go. This menu package will feed 10 - 15 guests and can be picked up Sunday afternoon. Prepayment and scheduled pickup times will be required. We will also host a Drive-in Superbowl Tailgate in the parking lot between the Clubhouse and the Rec Center. The parking spaces will be staggered, so each car has their own personal “party pod” next to their car. The big screen will be set up to watch the game from the comfort of your car or pod, and there will be food and beverage sales from the Clubhouse for your convenience. Parking for the outdoor tailgate is free and open to members in good standing. We will also be offering specials for Valentine’s Day weekend; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Join us for a celebration of love with your special someone, and let us handle the rest!

If you are paying your dues by credit card, an additional $30.00 credit card convenience fee, reduced from the 2020 $50.00 credit card convenience fee, will be assessed.

YOU! Join a Hideout Committee! Have a positive impact

Governing Documents Committees (Board appointed unless noted)

- Environmental Control - Disciplinary - Budget - Nominating

(Annual Meeting Member Vote)

Standing Committees

(Committee Vote with Board Approval)

on YOUR community! - Public Safety - Long Range Planning - Communications - Golf - Lakes - Public Works - Parks & Recreation - Food & Beverage - Wildlife & Forestry Management Ad-Hoc Committees

There are many to choose from!

(Board Appointed for Specific Purpose)

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POA NEWS

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

REVALIDATE YOUR MEMBERSHIP FOR 2021 AT THE POA OFFICE

Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc.

New to The Hideout or wondering what has changed for 2021...

Lisa Green - Hideabout Editor / Advertising (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us 2020-2021 POA BOARD OFFICERS Andrew Miller, President Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Vice President Jerry Restaino, Director Richard Yocum, Chairman Paul Spiese III, Director Marie Krauss, Treasurer

1st thing to do: Make an appointment

Debra Tramantano, Assistant Treasurer Larry Frotten, Assistant Secretary Jill Metschulat, Assistant Secretary

call (570) 698-4100 ext. 0

What do you need to bring:

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

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

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1. Completed 2021 Member Information form 2. ALL current vehicle registrations 3. Student college IDs 4. Permanent guest vehicle registrations 5. Pet registration form 6. Payment - The Hideout POA main phone number (570) 698-4100, ext. 0 is Registration, ext. 140 is the Main Gate, and ext. 142 is the North Gate. - Members and guests of members 7 years of age and older must possess and display a current amenity badge at all times when using any of the amenities. Thank you! - With the sun setting early this time of year, please watch for people running and walking their dogs. - Please don't litter and remember to pick up after your pets. Let's keep The Hideout beautiful!

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

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SUPER BOWL PARTY To-Go!

SERVES 10 - 15 Preorder & prepayment is required Buffalo Chicken Dip with tortilla chips

Loaded Potato Skins Wings

Your choice 50 bone-in or 5lbs boneless. Choice of 2 sauces on the side. Served with celery & bleu cheese

Sausage & Peppers with 6in sub rolls

Macaroni & Cheesee Assorted Deli Wraps

Includes Italian, ham & swiss, turkey & provolone cut and displayed as a sharable platter

$225 +tax Call the Clubhouse at 570-698-4100 x151 by Feb. 5th Pick-up between 12pm - 5pm on Feb. 7th Payment is required at time of order No cancellations or refunds after Feb. 5th

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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed., Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager and organic matter What’s “Hiding Out” in our Greetings, collected from the With the cold winter months upon us forest floor to showand being cooped up indoors, now is a Environment this Month? case how easy it is good time to start planning fun and important projects for the coming spring thaw and subsequent warmer days of 2021.

For example, our various committees have been hard at work strategically organizing some really great improvements for the community this upcoming season. The Wildlife & Forestry Committee, in conjunction with POA Management, intends to perform several enhancements to the Nature Trail that starts out near the Golf Course. Members should expect to see better signage, detailed trail maps, educational stations along the length of the trail, and stabilized portions of the trail that have historically been inundated with muddy conditions. With the success of the native plant giveaway event held this past October where within 2 hours, 200 native plants had been given away to the membership, the Wildlife & Forestry Committee will host a native seed giveaway in Spring 2021. A variety of different native flower seed packets have been obtained and when conditions look favorable for gardening activities to commence, an announcement will be made on where and when to go to obtain a free seed packet or two. Quantities will be limited and on a first come, first serve basis. A variety of pollinators, songbirds and wildlife rely on native flowers as part of their lifecycle and diet, so hosting such an event is an easy way to give back to the membership while simultaneously helping promote and restore native vegetation to the community’s ecosystem. The Wildlife & Forestry Committee has also been working on obtaining a few composters for educational use behind the Clubhouse and near The Hideout Harvesters gardening area. These composters will be used in conjunction with degradable trimmings collected from our kitchen staff

to create nutrient rich gardening media. Educational signage will be put up so members can learn the process and how to start composting at their own residences.

The Snowberry Clearwing, Hemaris diffinis

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s it a hummingbird? Is it a butterfly? No my friends, this is the Snowberry Clearwing, one of Pennsylvania’s three commonly encountered hummingbird The Lakes Committee has been moths! At some point or reviewing a product known as Biochar, another while out in your which is carbon activated charcoal created garden or just enjoying in an oxygen free environment. The the view of some native product is then placed into large filtration flowers, you have likely socks which are then temporarily ancaught a glimpse of chored in a water source where the porous a fast moving, small material removes, captures, and locks in flying creature but you nitrogen and phosphorous, among other couldn’t quite put your micronutrients, to ultimately reduce algal finger on what you had blooms and other undesirable conditions just witnessed. Here are often found in freshwater lakes. This allsome interesting facts natural method is gaining much attention about this hummingbird in the lakes management industry, and a look alike insect that pilot test is anticipated to be conducted you might not have for the 2021 season so as to determine its previously known: micronutrient removal effectiveness. Once • They fly and move extremely similar to the material has served its purpose for the hummingbirds, and even emit a similar course of several months, it will then be rehumming noise. used for gardening in the community! • Like other members of Order Lastly, back in November, the National Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), they Gypsy Moth Monitoring Group performed start their life as a caterpillar, undergo their annual inspection of 98 sites in the metamorphosis via cocoon, and emerge community to determine current as a winged adult. populations of common forest defoliators such as Gypsy Moths, Forest Tent Caterpillars, and Eastern Tent Caterpillars. Old Egg Mass Their findings did not recommend an aerial Old Egg Mass spray for the 2021 season but did include a proposal for a controlled fungal release at two high density areas. The Board of Directors voted in favor of this proposal at the January 23rd 2021 community meeting and the effort will occur later this spring. The spores will specifically target Gypsy Moth caterpillars, significantly reducing their prevalence in the community. ■

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• The “clearwing” in their name stems from losing the colored scales off of their wings overtime, resulting in an oftentransparent wing membrane. • Like other moths and butterflies, it has a long tongue like appendage called a proboscis, which it uncurls to sip nectar from the deep shoots of flowers. • There are several species of hummingbird moths spread throughout North America, but only three are commonly found here in Pennsylvania. • The British tend to refer to hummingbird moths as “Bee Hawk-Moths” • After mating, the female lays tiny, round eggs on the underside of plant leaves. Info courtesy of: https://www.fs.fed.us/ wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-themonth/hummingbird_moth.shtml ■

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Matt Meagher Announces Candidacy For Wayne County Judge

State created 2nd Judge position in Wayne County to be filled in 2021 Matt, the son of Paul and Sandy Meagher, is a lifelong resident of Wayne County. Matt graduated from Honesdale High School, the University of Scranton, and California Western School of Law.

Matthew L. Meagher, Candidate for Wayne County Judge

ttorney Matthew L. Meagher A announced today his intention to seek election as the 2nd Judge for the Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, to serve alongside President Judge Janine Edwards. Two years ago, the State Legislature in Harrisburg created and funded the 2nd Judge position in Wayne County to handle a growing caseload.

In 2001, Matt started his legal career working with Attorney Ray Hamill in Honesdale and as an Assistant District Attorney for Wayne County. Matt became Ray’s partner in 2005 when they formed Hamill Meagher Law. After Ray Hamill was himself elected President Judge in 2007, Matt continued the firm on his own. In addition to protecting the rights of Wayne Countians through his practice and as Solicitor for many Townships, Meagher serves as Chairman of the Wayne County Arbitration Panel. In that capacity he hears civil cases involving disputes up to $50,000 to help the President Judge efficiently resolve cases. A dedicated father of two, Meagher has been tireless in his

community and charitable efforts. Matt volunteers his time on numerous community boards and committees, and especially enjoys coaching youth sports. Carol Rickard Lienert, Former Wayne County Coroner, agreed to Chair Matt’s campaign for Judge. Carol had this to say about Matt: “My family has known Matt and the Meagher family for a very long time. A Judge’s role is to protect the Constitution and the law without favors or fear. Matt has all of the attributes to make a great Judge: patient, dignified, courteous and well-trained. I am honored and excited to assist Matt in his campaign for Judge.” “Wayne County is my home and it’s been so good to me. Now I want to give back my experience and training in faithful service to this community.” Matt said. The primary election will be held May 18th, 2021. Meagher will seek nominations from both the Republican and Democratic tickets. █


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2021 Board Budget Vote Meeting Minutes - December 19, 2020

Call to Order: 9:00 AM

Quorum: Yes Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Andrew Miller, President; Michael Terranova, Vice President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Jerry Restaino, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Pledge of Allegiance

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 Jerry Restaino, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 6-1 with Lou Delli Santi voting no.

20-75 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the 2021 Board Budget Vote meeting agenda.

20-81 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT all dues and assessments, including the reserves and annual assessments are due and payable March 1, 2021. Further, all amounts unpaid shall be considered delinquent after March 31, 2021, and subject to legal action.

Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0.

Motion made by Marie Krauss, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 7-0.

20-76 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2021 Annual Assessment of $1,410.00 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, 2021.

20-82 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the 2021 Budget as required by Article IX, Section 5 of the Association Bylaws.

Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 7-0.

2. Board of Directors Comments: Andrew Miller instructed members attending the meeting who want to ask a question to either put it in the chat or use the raise hand feature. All attendees should also provide their name and lot number. Informed members the meeting is recorded. There were no objections to the recording of the meeting.

1. Budget Approval

20-77 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2021 Capital Reserves Assessment of $340.00 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, 2021.

Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 7-0.

3. Management Reports:

Motion made by Marie Krauss , seconded by Jerry Restaino, and passed 7-0.

(Questions or Comments will be taken after each report- limited to 5 minutes each)

20-78 MOTION: RESOLVED THAT the 2021 New Capital Reserve Assessment of $100.00 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, 2021.

a. Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano Debra Tramantano welcomed everyone joining the meeting. As of December 15, 2020 an additional 37 lots were paid in full for a total of 3,474 and an additional 26 lots are needed to be paid in full by the end of the year to meet the budget. On the cash side, The Hideout is doing well considering the circumstances. As of the end of December, the following funds are in the accounts: General Accounts: $299,351 in the Operating Account $11,512 in the Miscellaneous Account $11,048 in the Capital Reserve Account $23,465 in the Money Market $265.00 in New Capital $345,640 Total

Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-1. 20-79 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the 2021 Dues payments paid by credit cards and debit cards will be charged an additional $30.00 processing fee. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. 20-80 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

Investment Accounts: $2,151,739 in the NBT Wealth Operating Account $4,383,653 Wealth Capital Reserve Account $333,744 in Wealth Capital New $6,869,136 Total

This leaves an anticipated 1.3 Million carryover to cover operational expenses for the beginning of 2021.

b. Community Manager, Larry Frotten. Larry thanked members for their dues payments and for supporting The Hideout throughout the year. Ski Hill: The Ski Hill is a difficult operation because the temperatures are not constant to promote the minimum base of 24 inches of packed snow. The State is short-handed for inspections and the first date available is January 4th for projected opening date of January 9th weather permitting. The next available inspection date is February 26. Modifications are being made to the snow-making process. Maintenance: Maintenance is an excellent team acting as a cohesive unit. Stormwater repairs are complete for the year. Snow removal went well especially with a new crew. Efforts were made all night and next day with the snowfall. The Board was complimented for providing the necessary tools for more efficient work. Maintenance is essential and staying fully operational. Food & Beverage: The building was closed under the new Commonwealth restrictions. Take-out and delivery will be offered. Vehicles and radios are being set up for operations to begin tonight. Members were asked to please make a clear path for deliveries. POA Offices: Governor Wolf requested that businesses telework unless impossible. A system was instituted in the POA for most staff to work from home and stagger when office work is required. The building is closed to membership to accommodate this restriction. Staff is still available to serve members and answering calls. Documents may be provided by e-mail, fax, mail, or left at the main gate. Permits may be picked-up at the main gate. Recreation: The gym is closed under the new restrictions. Merchandise shop is open and staff is rotating working the shop and working from home. Public Safety: Public Safety is essential and hours will be kept the same. Golf: Golf had the best season to date. Larry re-iterated his manager’s article acknowledging staff and thanking members. 4. Unfinished Business: 20-83 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Environmental Control Committee CMR to amend ECCR Section 16015/15/98 for “Signs” to now read: Except as permitted by the Committee, no person, Except Declarant, shall erect or

maintain upon any lot or Improvement any sign or advertisement (PC 2K 5/11/70). Not requiring prior Environmental Control Committee (ECC) approval, signs that display an owner’s name, lot number, emergency number and/or street name are permitted. All other signs are prohibited unless approved by the committee. Signs, banners, flags, or portrayal of such, which are forms of advertising or imply advertising, are not allowed in the community. This includes political material, names, and companies, which clearly imply advertising. Excluded would be sporting and non-advertising banners/ flags. All signs, with the exception of those displayed upon address posts, erected by or for the owner may not exceed 200 square inches in size or be nearer than eight (8) feet to the edge of any Hideout roadway. Signs may not be permanently attached to any trees, but may be hung independently on trees, posts, and ornamental columns within the member’s lot. Lighting for approved signs must be confined to illuminations of only the property in question. No commercial signs are permitted in the residential sections with the following exceptions: • Builders are permitted to erect one sign per lot when a permit for a sign has been issued by the Environmental Control Committee. • Said sign shall not be permanently attached to any trees. • Said sign shall be no larger than 200 square inches. • Said sign is to be removed the same day as project completion. • Signs are not to be lighted in any way. Motion to table made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. 5. New Business: N/A 6.Vote to adjourn POA Board Meeting at 9:22 a.m. noting that there is no executive session: Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, and passed 7-0. Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■


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believed Dr. King was smoking a cigarette when he was fatally shot. 5. While Dr. King is remembered as an enthralling public speaker, he actually scored poorly in public speaking during his first year at seminary. He received a “C” in the class but earned straight “A’s” by his final year.

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6. Dr. King was a “Star Trek” fan. He convinced actress Nichelle Nichols, who played the role of “Uhura” on the show, to continue working with the series. Nichols was considering leaving, but Dr. King told her she was breaking boundaries by playing a character who didn’t conform to black stereotypes.

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 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2021 COMMUNITY BUDGET REVIEW 9 AM TBD association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvementSEPTEMBER in our committees; we’d like helpVOTE on one of 9our SATURDAY 25, 2021 so,BOARD 2022your BUDGET AMcommittees. TBD Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions provide a8,training for futureMEETING Board members.1 All FRIDAY andOCTOBER 2021 ground WORKSHOP PM committees TBD are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or ourOCTOBER Governing Each committee has a goal10and SUNDAY 17,Documents. 2021 ANNUAL MEETING AMmissionTBD statement to help it succeed as a community resource.

7. Dr. King narrowly escaped an assassination attempt on September 20, 1958. On that day, Dr. King was in Harlem signing copies of his new book, “Stride Toward Freedom,” when he was approached by a woman who stabbed him with a letter opener. He barely survived.

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8. Dr. King’s speech in Memphis in April 1968 may have prophesied his death. Speaking to an audience at Mason Temple Church, King said, “Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land.” 9. Dr. King’s birthday is now observed as a national holiday in the United States. President Ronald Reagan signed the bill in 1983. The only other American to earn this honor is George Washington. ■

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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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PUBLIC SAFETY Michael Terranova PUBLIC WORKS Michael Terranova PARKS & RECREATION Richard Yocum GOVERNING DOCUMENTS Jerry Restaino WILDLIFE & FORESTRY MANAGEMENT Paul Spiese NOMINATING Lou Delli Santi Michael Terranova RS&W Andrew Miller

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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER FROM CHARLES SWODY, SKI HILL MANAGER

Ski Hill Corner N

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!

ow that winter is in full force, and our snowmaking ability has resumed, we anticipate skiers and snowboarders being out on the slopes. We are currently still working on our tubing lift, and it will remain closed for the time being. We did have a great first weekend but are always willing to make improvements. After evaluating operations this weekend, we have decided to make some adjustments to our reservation policy. Going forward, reservations will be required for groups needing rentals. Reservations are recommended for groups who have their own equipment but will accommodate walk-ins until we have reached our full capacity of skiers/snowboarders. The Rental Shop opens an hour and a half before the Hill, and it is recommended that patrons needing rentals come as early as possible. Peak times are between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. You can expect an hour or more wait outside if you come between these times. Please remember that rental equipment is your responsibility until it is properly returned to staff in the Rental Shop. We were all hoping that COVID-19 would make a miraculous exit from our

lives however, that has not happened. We are still dealing with restrictions, for example the Ski Lodge is currently operating at a maximum capacity of 40 people, including staff. Our other buildings are still operating at reduced capacity, and we will all still be wearing masks, including in the lift line. Due to the close contact of instructors and their students, lessons will not be offered this season. Chairs on the ski lift will be single riders only, with the exception of parent and child riders. The ice skating rink will be closed for the season, as we are using it as outdoor seating due to limited capacity indoors. Reservations can be made by visiting The Hideout webpage and filling out the Reservation form or by emailing skihillreservations@thehideout.us. Reservation requests for Presidents’ Week February 13-19 can be made starting Monday, February 8 at 8:00 a.m. Requests for February 20-21 can be made beginning Monday, February 15 at 8:00 a.m. Please visit the website or Facebook page for up to date information. We are looking forward to a successful Presidents’ Week and hope to see you on the slopes! ■

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Winter Sports Complex The Hideout SKI HILL

Skiing-Snowboarding Skiing Snowboarding - Ski Rentals Ski Rentals- Snowboard Rentals Snowboard Rentals Snowtubing

The Hideout Winter Sports Complex is located The Hideout Winter Sports Complex is offlocated Westwood Drive across from the Nubia Malkin off Westwood Drive across from Nubia Malkin Art Center. Artthe Center. Parking is available in theParking Nubia is available in the Malkin has Art aCenter Malkin Art Center lot.Nubia The Complex bunny lot. The Complex has a bunny slope with slope with magic carpet lift, three novice and magic carpet lift, three novice and intermediate trails, chair chair lift, snowtubing area with intermediate trails, lift, snowtubing magic lift. Wecarpet also have a We Rental Shop, area carpet with magic lift. also have Rental Shop, Ski Lodge with Bar. fireplace, Skia Lodge with fireplace, and Snack and Snack Bar. Ski Lodge Office: (570) 698-4100, ext. 170 SkiPatrol: Lodge Office: (570) 698-4100, Ski (570) 698-4100,ext. ext. 170 172 Ski Patrol: (570) 698-4100, ext. 172 Ski Rental Shop: (570) 698-4100, ext. 176 Ski Rental Shop: (570) 698-4100, ext. 176 Ticket (570) 698-4100,ext. ext. 173 173 TicketWindow: Window: (570) 698-4100, HoursOF of Operation HOURS OPERATION (Weather Permitting)

(weather permitting) HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: (Saturday /Sunday) December 26/27 2020; January 16/17 2021; February HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: (Saturday & Sunday) 13/14, 20/21 2021 February 13, 14, 20, 21, 2021

SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION #1 10:00am-2:00pm SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION #1 Ticket Sales/Rental Shop: 8:30am-11:30am 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Rental Returns beginning at 12:00pm

Ticket Sales/Rental Shop: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION #2 Rental Returns beginning at Noon

4:30pm-8:30pm Ticket Sales/Rental Shop: 3:00pm-6:00pm Rental returns beginning SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSIONat#26:30pm

The Hideout SKI HILL

4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. TUBING SESSIONS Ticket Sales/Rental Shop: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 9:00-10:30am; 11:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-2:30pm; Rental returns beginning at 6:30 p.m. 4:00pm-5:30pm; 6:00pm-7:30pm Ticket Sales: Beginning 1 hour before session begins

Ticket Sales and Rental Shop opens at 8:30 a.m.

HOLIDAY WEEKS/STANDARD WEEKENDS December 28 2020-January 1 2021; January 18 2021; HOLIDAY MID-WEEK/STANDARD WEEKENDS February 15- 19 2021

February 15-19, 2021

SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION 10:00AM-4:00PMSESSION SKI/SNOWBOARD Ticket Sales/Rental 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Shop: 8:30am-12:30pm Rental returns beginning at 1:00pm

Ticket Sales/Rental Shop: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Rental returns beginning at 1:00 p.m. TUBING SESSIONS

9:00-10:30am; 11:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-2:30pm; 3:00PM-4:30pm

REQUIRED

Reservations Reservations are limited to Required 2 sessions of Reservations are limited to 2 sessions Ski/Snowboard per lot per week. of Ski/Snowboard, and 2 sessions of tubing per lot week. Please email yourper request to: Please email your request to: skihillreservations@thehideout.us skihillreservations@thehideout.us Reservations should include: Reservations should include: -Lot Number -Lot Number -Full Name -Full Name -Phone Number -Phone Number -Session(s) requested -Session(s) Requested -Number of Adults/Children -Number of Adults/Children -Type of Rental Equipment Desired

-Type of Rental Equipment Desired

Confirmations be provided within Confirmations will will be provided within 24-hours 24hours of request. of request. Tickets and Rentals will be purchased Tickets and Rentals will be purchased at Ticket at Ticket Window upon arrival for your Window upon arrival for your reserved session. reserved session. Rentals are not guaranteed. Rentals are not guaranteed.

Rates Ski/Snowboard Tickets $15 Rentals Ski/Snowboard $20Tickets - $15 Tubing Tickets Rentals - $20 $15

RATES

Tubing

Reservations are recommended for Sessions 1 ½ Hours Must 42”equipment Tall groupsChildren who have theirBe own Children Must be Accompanied By A but will accommodate walk-ins until we Responsible Adult have reached full Required capacity Signed Releaseour Form Single Riders Only of skiers/snowboarders. Rentals RENTALS Include Skis/Snowboard, Boots, Poles

Helmets are not included in equipment Include Skis/Snowboard, Boots, and Poles. rental. Helmets are not included in equipment rental.


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

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

Fax: (570) 689-0662

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THE CLUBHOUSE IS OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT & DINE-IN

Take a look and then come in and try what’s new!

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3 - 8 p.m. Wednesday Closed Friday 3 - 9 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. RESERVATIONS ALWAYS RECOMMENDED.

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 1 H I D E A B O U T N E W S PA P E R - S E C T I O N 2

D

id you know that pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States? Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, ping pong, and tennis in one fun, challenging and exciting sport. Like tennis, two or four players use paddles to hit a ball over a net. Unlike tennis, pickleball paddles are solid and made out of wood or composite materials. Pickleball balls are similar to wiffle balls but have many more holes and bounce easier. The dimensions and layout of a pickleball court are also used for badminton courts that covers half of

H

ave you checked out our brand new TruGolf Golf Simulator yet? This simulator is designed to develop your swing and improve your game. Golfers receive precise biometric analyses in a private room and have a choice to golf over real life

PICKLEBALL IN THE HIDEOUT a tennis court. Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent spiking. The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins.

amenity. The Recreation Center offers free lessons on our indoor courts Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reservations can be made 24 hours in advance by calling the

Recreation office at (570) 630-3733. Equipment is available to rent. Please wear athletic wear and don’t forget your mask! ■

Learning the game of pickleball is a rewarding, exhilarating and competitive experience. Pickleball play makes up approximately 80% of our court bookings, which makes this sport The Hideout number one

INDOOR GOLF SIMULATOR courses. Come play $25/ hour, please no more than four people per reservation. We are finishing up our fall golf simulator league and our winter league is on the horizon. If you are interested in signing up, please contact our Recreation

office at (570) 630-3733 to reserve your spot. $5/ player/week. Cash prize for the best overall score! Our eight-week fall season was pushed back with Governor’s orders, and now we are two weeks away from the completion of the fall league.

Our members Dale Conlon and Joe Cornet hold the top two spots out of twenty-one participants. Way to go, Dale and Joe! Both gentlemen have golfed extremely well and it will be a tight race for first place. ■


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FEBRUARY 2021 • 27

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner G reetings

The Recreation Center is gearing up with some fresh new apparel. So come in and take a look at some of the new Hideout Merchandise for sale. We are also gearing up for an amazing new year at The Hideout. I encourage community members to keep their eyes open for some new programs, as they will be very beneficial to the community.

We are adding some new fitness equipment such as brand-new treadmills. We have two top of the line commercial treadmills ordered and will be a great positive addition to our Fitness Center. Another new piece of equipment is a sanitizing fogging machine. With this unit we are able to sanitize the whole Recreation Center efficiently and effectively.

Gearing up for the future We have several ideas for new future programs, events, and amenity spaces. We are currently preparing our future budget so we can implement things. With that being said we are always looking for ideas and community member input. So please don’t be shy, stop in to Recreation and talk to me. I hope everybody is off to a great new year and I look forward to a lot of positive changes in the Recreation Department. As crazy as 2020 was, we are excited about a new year and look forward to providing some awesome events and programs for you ■

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February Recreation Activities Mon. Feb. 1 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Mon.

Mon.

Feb. 1 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Mon.

Feb. 15 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Mon.

Feb. 1 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

Mon.

Feb. 15 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

Mon.

Feb. 1 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Mon.

Feb. 15 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Feb. 2 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Mon

Feb. 15 President’s Day Federal Holiday

Tues.

Feb. 16 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Wed.

Feb. 3 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

Wed.

(Weekly Tues., Thurs.) $5 per person (Weekly)

Feb. 3 Quilters Room 1pm (Weekly)

Feb. 15 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts

Wed.

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

(Weekly Tues., Thurs.)

Feb. 17 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

$5 per person (Weekly)

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

Wed.

Fri. Feb. 5 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Thurs. Feb. 18 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Fri.

Feb. 5 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free

(Weekly) Fri.

Feb. 5 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.) Fri

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

Fri.

Feb. 5 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 6 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat.

Feb. 6 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 6 Indoor Court Evening Prepaid bookings 5-8pm (Weekly)

Sun.

Feb. 7 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Mon.

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

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Mon.

Feb. 8 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Mon.

Feb. 8 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

Mon.

Feb. 8 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Feb. 9 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Wed.

Feb. 10 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

Wed.

(Weekly Tues., Thurs.) $5 per person (Weekly)

Feb. 10 Quilters Room 1pm (Weekly)

Thurs. Feb. 11 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri.

Feb. 12 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday

Fri.

11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Feb. 12 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.) Fri

Feb. 12 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri.

Feb. 12 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 13 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat.

Feb. 13 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 13 Indoor Court Evening Prepaid bookings 5-8pm (Weekly)

Sun.

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

Fri.

Feb. 17 Quilters Room 1pm (Weekly) Feb. 19 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday

Fri.

11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Feb. 19 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts

$5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Fri

Feb. 19 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri.

Feb. 19 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 20 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat.

Feb. 20 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 20 Indoor Court Evening Prepaid bookings 5-8pm (Weekly)

Sun.

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

Mon.

Feb. 22 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Mon.

Feb. 22 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Mon.

Feb. 22 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

Mon.

Feb. 22 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Feb. 23 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Wed.

Feb. 24 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR

Wed.

(Weekly Tues., Thurs.) $5 per person (Weekly)

Feb. 24 Quilters Room 1pm (Weekly)

Thurs. Feb. 25 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri.

Feb. 26 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday

Fri.

11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Feb. 26 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.)

Fri

Feb. 26 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Fri.

Feb. 26 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 27 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sat.

Feb. 27 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly) Sat.

Feb. 27 Indoor Court Evening Prepaid bookings 5-8pm (Weekly)

Sun.

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


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March Recreation Activities Mon. Mar. 1 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Wed. Mar. 17 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 1 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Wed.

Mon.

Mar. 1 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Thurs. Mar. 18 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 1 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Mar. 2 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Fri. Mar. 19 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Wed. Mar. 3 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed.

Mar. 3 Quilters Room 1pm

Thurs. Mar. 4 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. Mar. 5 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Mar. 17 Quilters Room 1pm

Fri. Mar. 19 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. Mar. 19 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri.

Mar. 19 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Sat.

Mar. 20 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Fri. Mar. 5 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Sat. Mar. 20 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

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

Sat.

Mar. 20 Indoor Court evening prepaid bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

Sun.

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

Fri

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

Fri.

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

Mon. Mar. 22 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Sat.

Mar. 6 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 22 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Sat. Mar. 6 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 22 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Mon.

Mar. 22 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Sat.

Mar. 6 Indoor Court evening prepaid bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Mar. 23 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Sun.

Mar. 7 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Tues.

Mar. 23 Fitness changes to spring hours

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

Wed. Mar. 24 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 8 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Wed.

Mon.

Mar. 8 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Thurs. Mar. 25 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 8 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Mar. 9 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Fri. Mar. 26 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

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

Mar. 10 Quilters Room 1pm

Thurs. Mar. 11 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. Mar. 12 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person

Mar. 24 Quilters Room 1pm

Fri. Mar. 26 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. Mar. 26 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri

Mar. 26 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Sat.

Mar. 27 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Fri. Mar. 12 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Sat. Mar. 27 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri. Mar. 12 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

Sat.

Mar. 27 Indoor Court evening prepaid bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

Sun.

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

Fri

Mar. 12 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Sat.

Mar. 13 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Mon. Mar. 29 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

Sat. Mar. 13 Beginner Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 29 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Mon.

Mar. 29 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Sat.

Mar. 13 Indoor Court evening prepaid bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

Mon.

Mar. 29 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Sun.

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

Tues.

Mar. 30 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Tues.

Mar. 30 Fitness changes to spring hours

Wed.

Mar. 31 Dock Space Applications due by 5pm

Mon. Mar. 15 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon.

Mar. 15 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F)

Mon.

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

Mon.

Mar. 15 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues.

Mar. 16 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

***All dates and activities are subject to change

due to changing Covid-19

mandated guidelines


30 • FEBRUARY 2021 Article IX Financial Management Sections 3: Preliminary Budget Proposed Bylaw Amendments In an effort to simplify and expedite the budget process, while ensuring continued transparency and timeliness budget 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 BUDGET CURRENT PROVISION: Section 3. Preliminary Budget 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. (As amended October 1989) (Amended March 31, 2004) (Amended June 16, 2020) SECTION 3, PRELIMINARY BUDGET – PROPOSED REVISION: Section 3. Preliminary Budget By June 1 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 30 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. (As amended October 1989) (Amended March 31, 2004) (Amended June 16, 2020) REASONING: The revision of dates in the budget process is to allow The Hideout Financial Department sufficient time to complete year-end obligations and accounting prior to beginning the budget process.

Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Article X, Sections 5: Election of Directors Proposed Bylaw Amendments

In an effort to simplify, update, and clarify the language of Bylaws Article X, Sections 5, while ensuring continued transparency and timeliness in the Board of Directors’ election 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 5, ELECTION OF DIRECTORS CURRENT PROVISION: a) Election of Directors shall be by written ballot as hereinafter provided. In all elections, each member in good standing is entitled to one (1) vote per Lot multiplied by the number of Directors to be elected. Only one vote per Director per ballot is allowed. There is no requirement that all votes to which a member is entitled be cast; however, any ballot with more than one vote per Director or more votes than the number of open positions will be disqualified. The person(s) receiving the most votes will be elected to the vacant position(s). b) The Nominating Committee shall consist of five (5) members: i. Three (3) members in good standing elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. In the event that all three (3) positions are not thereby filled, the remaining positions shall be appointed by majority vote of the Board of Directors for member(s) in good standing who are not currently serving on the Board. Such appointment(s) shall be made within sixty (60) days of the Annual Meeting. ii. Two (2) members, currently serving as Directors, shall be appointed by the Board. One or both of these shall have at least one (1) year’s experience as a Director. The Board shall make these appointments within sixty (60) days of the Annual Meeting. iii. The Nominating Committee shall, by majority vote, select one of the elected members as its Chair no later than the adjournment of the Committee’s first meeting each year. Said Chair shall not be a Director. By March 15th of each year, the Nominating Committee shall submit to the Board of Directors, for its approval, the Election/Campaign Rules and Guidelines. (Amended March 31, 2019) c) Candidates for election to the Board of Directors shall be nominated: i. By the Nominating Committee and/or ii. Petition, as hereinafter provided. d) By April 15th of each year, any member in good standing seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee shall, via the POA Registration Desk or the POA Executive Assistant, file with the Secretary of the Association a personal statement of candidacy for election as a Director for the term beginning immediately upon the adjournment of the next Annual Meeting. All candidates seeking such nomination must sign the Affidavit approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and shall abide by the stipulations therein. 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, shall sign the petition more than once. The Secretary shall certify the validity of all signatures. Should a candidate’s petition be determined to have an insufficient number of valid signatures, that candidate’s name shall not be placed on the ballot. All candidates by petition must sign the Affidavit approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and shall abide by the stipulations therein. Candidates by petition shall be accorded the same privileges as those nominated by the Nominating Committee. f) Commencing with the 2019 election cycle and for each subsequent year, the Nominating Committee shall, between April 15th and May 15th if necessary, attempt to nominate at least two (2) more candidates for election than are needed to fill the prospective vacancies on the Board of Directors, and shall immediately notify each added candidate of the Committee’s decision via regular and/or electronic mail. The added candidates names shall appear last on the ballots, and they

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must sign the Affidavit approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and shall abide by the stipulations therein; they shall be accorded the same privileges as the other candidates. g) By June 1st, any candidate may submit a campaign letter or statement, which, upon approval by the Nominating Committee, will be published in the July and August editions of the Association newspaper. The qualifications of all candidates shall be printed and distributed to the membership prior to or simultaneously with the mailing of the Election Packet, described herein. (h) All votes in Board elections shall be cast via ballot and each ballot shall set forth the names of those members in good standing who have become candidates for the office of Director in the order in which they filed their statements or petitions of candidacy with the Secretary of the Association. i) The ballots shall be prepared by the Secretary of the Association and, no later than thirty-one (31) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Association, shall be mailed, along with notice of the Annual Meeting and voting instructions (the Election Packet), to each member entitled to vote, commensurate with the number of Lots owned.

SECTION 5, ELECTION OF DIRECTORS PROPOSED REVISION: a) Election of Directors shall be by either electronic/digital media or written ballot as hereinafter provided. In all elections, each member in good standing is entitled to one (1) vote per Lot multiplied by the number of Directors to be elected. Only one vote per Director per ballot is allowed. There is no requirement that all votes to which a member is entitled be cast; however, any ballot with more than one vote per Director or more votes than the number of open positions will be disqualified. The person(s) receiving the most votes will be elected to the vacant position(s). b) Each year a three-member Nominating Committee shall be established to screen potential candidates. i. Three (3) members in good standing shall be elected by the membership at the Annual Meeting. In the event that all three (3) positions are not thereby filled, the remaining positions shall be appointed by majority vote of the Board of Directors for member(s) in good standing who are not currently serving on the Board. Such appointment(s) shall be made within sixty (60) days of the Annual Meeting. ii. One current Board of Directors member, with at least one (1) year’s experience shall be appointed by the Board to be a non-voting liaison to the Committee. The Board shall make this appointment within sixty (60) days of the Annual Meeting. iii. The Nominating Committee shall, by majority vote, select one of the elected members as its Chair no later than the adjournment of the Committee’s first meeting each year. Said Chair shall not be a Director. By March 15th of each year, the Nominating Committee shall submit to the Board of Directors, for its approval, the Election/Campaign Rules and Guidelines. (Amended March 31, 2019) c) Candidates for election to the Board of Directors shall be nominated: i. By the Nominating Committee; ii. Petition, as hereinafter provided; and/or iii. Appointment by Nominating Committee. d) By April 15th of each year, any member in good standing seeking nomination by the Nominating Committee shall, via the POA Registration Desk or the POA Executive Assistant, file with the Secretary of the Association a personal statement of candidacy for election as a Director for the term beginning immediately upon the adjournment of the next Annual Meeting. All candidates seeking such nomination must, at the time they submit their personal statement of candidacy, sign the background check release, and also the Affidavit (approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and must abide by the stipulations therein). A candidate will be officially recognized only when all requirements are met. 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, shall sign the petition more than once. All candidates seeking such nomination by petition must, at the time they file their petition with the secretary, sign a background check release and also the candidate Affidavit (approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and must abide by the stipulations therein). 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. A candidate will be officially recognized only when all requirements are met. Candidates by petition shall be accorded the same privileges as those nominated by the Nominating Committee. f) Commencing with the 2019 election cycle and for each subsequent year, the Nominating Committee shall, between April 15th and May 15th if necessary, attempt to nominate at least two (2) more candidates for election than are needed to fill the prospective vacancies on the Board of Directors, and shall immediately notify each added candidate of the Committee’s decision via regular and/or electronic mail. All candidates appointed by the Nominating Committee must, at the time of their appointment, sign a background check release and also the candidate Affidavit (approved by the Board of Directors on November 19, 2017 and must abide by the stipulations therein). A candidate will be officially recognized only when all requirements are met. The added candidates’ names shall appear last on the ballots and they shall be accorded the same privileges as the other candidates. g) By June 1st, any candidate may submit a campaign letter or statement, which, upon approval by the Nominating Committee, will be published in the July and August editions of the Association newspaper. The qualifications of all candidates shall be printed and distributed to the membership prior to or simultaneously with the mailing of the Election Packet, described herein. (h) All votes in Board elections shall be cast via ballot and each ballot shall set forth the names of those members in good standing who have become candidates for the office of Director in the order in which they filed their statements or petitions of candidacy with the Secretary of the Association. i) The ballots shall be prepared by the Secretary of the Association and, no later than thirty-one (31) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Association, shall be mailed, along with notice of the Annual Meeting and voting instructions (the Election Packet), to each member entitled to vote, commensurate with the number of Lots owned. j) Balloting procedures: i. The member(s) at the time of their initial registration, and each subsequent annual registration, shall be asked to specify, in writing, which type of voting method they prefer. The Executive Assistant shall be notified of the choice to facilitate member notifications (mailings) and allow for verification of non-duplicate voting. (a) Electronic voting procedures will be detailed by the firm handling the process. (b) For those who opt for written ballots instead of electronic voting, the following procedures will apply. Each completed ballot shall be placed in the supplied Ballot envelope and sealed by the voting member; there shall be only one (1) ballot per Ballot envelope. This envelope shall not be written on or marked in any way. Any markings thereon shall invalidate the ballot therein, as shall any other item in the Ballot envelope, including additional ballots; specifically, because of the verification procedures hereinafter set forth, the inclusion of more than one ballot in a Ballot envelope shall disqualify the return. REASONING: The option of electronic voting has been added to encourage member voting. Clarification is made to the candidate process to insure that all candidates are in compliance with the requirements in a timely manner to ensure eligibility for inclusion on the election ballot. The two Board of Directors as voting members of the Nominating Committee was changed to one nonvoting liaison to avoid any perception of favoritism in the election process. ■


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance:

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Present: Jeff Ross – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Mike Burns, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Mike Clark – Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Excused: Paul Spiese – Board Liaison Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 12/11/2020, as written by: Larry Lieberher. All in Favor.

Pledge of Allegiance:

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 1/8/2021

Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Mike Clark: 2177 North Gate Ct. - New Home - O’Keefe - Approved with all questions answered and minor typo changes made - North Country Craftsmen, LLC Review/Discussion 1. Fillable Permits are now on Hideout website and to date have been used with good result. Mike questioned why we don’t email permits rather than have them picked up. He opined that this would make the process faster and more efficient for the homeowner. Dennis explained that one reason is to hold the homeowner responsible for assuring that the permit is picked up and properly posted, however, it is something we can look into going forward. 2. Updated ECC Manual has been put on the Hideout website. New Business: 1.Stormwater issues: Dennis explained that stormwater should be an issue that is not only addressed by the Public Works Committee but in the ECC as well as the committee will be addressing impermeable surfaces as part of the permit process in the future. He went on to explain that many ditches and swales through the community are undeveloped and the Maintenance staff has done a great job around the community addressing this issue. He went on to explain that he has developed a program with the Maintenance Supervisor and Project Manager to continue improvements over time, (deepening swales and replacing culverts for a fee). The committee also had a lengthy discussion on federal regulations that may be coming down the pike relating to stormwater and allowable impermeable surface percentages and the desire for the community to get “in front of the curve” on this. They discussed what happens to stormwater run-off as the community continues to develop and reaches capacity…we should have a plan to address. Due to time constraints, it was suggested that a separate educational/working session be held to further discuss this issue. This session would address what the community has already done regarding stormwater and could include a cross-section of experts (i.e., engineer, etc.). Date and time of this session TBD. 2. Private Session: A short private session was held at the request of the Chairperson. Meeting ended at: 10:00 am Next Meeting: 1/22/2021 9:00 am via Zoom. ■

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Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - 1/11/21 Zoom meeting called to order at 11:45 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Judy Britton, Lyle Britton, Bernadette Zumbo, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison Items of Discussion: 1. It was suggested that The Hideout phone directory be printed closer to the front of The Hideabout if space allows. Lisa offered and the committee agreed to have the phone directory added in the listing on the front cover of The Hideabout so it is easier to find. 2. It has been brought to the attention of the committee that many members are upset that there is not going to be any refund for pool passes issued last year and were unable to use them because of the pandemic. We will contact John Boandl and request further information regarding this.

3. Since there are so many new members to The Hideout, it was suggested that Registration issue a procedure for renewing since the POA Office might still be closed and that this should be prominently posted in the February 2021 issue of The Hideabout. 4. There needs to be better signage at the North Gate directing visitors to enter from Avoy Road instead of Northgate Road. Lou will check on this. 5. We discussed the possibility of establishing a way to help members of our community that are in need and to involve the membership in meeting those needs, all in an effort to promote The Hideout as a great place to live. 6. Lisa has advised that advertising in The Hideabout has increased and would ask that when you patronize one of the advertisers, you let them know you saw the ad in The Hideabout. Meeting adjoined at 12:50 p.m. Next Zoom meeting scheduled Tuesday, February 9, 2021 ■

Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Minutes - November 10, 2020

meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 11/10/2020 at the woodworker shop by Ken Wenz.

The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting. Sickness and Distress. Chuck Bertani’s father passed away. The Woodworkers have sent him a condolence card. Rafael Fernandez was transferred to a facility in Honesdale where he can get better care for his needs. Correspondence Andy Vuolo is doing well up in Rochester. Prior Meeting Minutes. Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 10/13/20. The meeting minutes were accepted and seconded for the report as read. Treasurer’s report. Dave Dimmick read the Treasurer’s Report. The report was accepted and seconded as read. Old Business: Indoor golf started on schedule. Ken Wenz will coordinate the wood workers signup sheet with Rec so they know who will be there and when. The sessions will be scheduled for 2 ½ hours each.

We put on a new guard for the circular saw. Thanks to Ken Wenz for getting the right parts for the saw and for installing the parts. The planer is still an issue. The company that was contacted for repairs to the planer wanted the planer to be delivered to them. We do not agree with this. The company should come here with the parts needed to repair the unit. They have the model number and should have access to the parts needed to do the repair. Dave Dimmick, Ken Wenz and Ray Lubanski will remain in their board positions for another year. John Gaspari was voted in as the new Vice President of the woodworkers. We will have our holiday gathering here in the shop on 12/8/20 at noon. Members will bring their own beverages. Bob Addieg will make up a sign up sheet and a bulletin. The Woodworkers group will pay for the luncheon. Bob will follow up with 3’Bs and check on costs, etc. Toys for Tots need to be here by 12/3/20. No stuffed animals. All toys should be boxed. Shop Needs. Nothing new at this time. New Business. Nothing new at this time. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:27 pm. Next meeting is scheduled for 1/12/21. ■

A Message from the Communication Committee to Members of The Hideout

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he Communication Committee of The Hideout has a mission to enhance dialog between POA members and various departments within The Hideout. The committee is concerned that during the pandemic we have had little interaction with members of The Hideout community and feedback has been limited. We welcome all suggestions from POA Members on ways to improve living in our community. Please email any comments or concerns to one of the committee members listed below. Your input can make a difference! All correspondence will be confidential and acknowledged and discussed at our monthly meeting. Committee members email addresses: Lyle Britton - lylebr977@gmail.com Terri Letteratis - theresaletteratis@gmail.com Eileen Simon - efsimon64@gmail.com Judith Townsend Britton - jt179854@gmail.com We’re listening! Thank you! ■


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Wildlife and Forestry Committee Zoom Meeting Minutes - 1/14/21 Present: Ryan Hill, Laura Rusnak, Cathy Long, Fred Sakacs, John Goldman, Paul Spiese

required by PA Game Commission, no later than February 2nd.

Absent: N/A

Committee discussed that the annual Deer Density Surveys were performed by USDA on January 5th and January 7th. The current estimated deer per square mile utilizing the community at any given time is 35.5, which is still higher than USDA’s goal for the community, which is 20 deer per square mile. USDA is recommending a removal service of 60 deer now that the community has arrived in the maintenance phase of its deer management efforts.

Excused: N/A Start Time: 11:02 AM Pledge of Allegiance Motion to Approve December 10th Minutes: Fred Sakacs, seconded by Cathy Long End Time: 12:15 PM Motion to Adjourn: Cathy Long, seconded by Laura Rusnak Next Giveaway Event: Ryan highlighted that the Pinelands Nursey Native Seed order has been received. A total of 965 seed packets of various species of native flowers were obtained, plus a nice display rack. Committee began brainstorming ideas for an appropriate timeline for distribution to occur sometime in March or April and will discuss more specific plans at the February meeting on how the logistics might go for the event around COVID restrictions. Community/Feral Cats: Committee discussed C Alley Cats 2020 success. Despite COVID closures of vet clinics, they were able to still process: 64 cats TNRd and returned back, 26 kittens removed and put up for adoption/foster care, 3 adult cats were removed and put up for foster care given their health conditions, and a total of 93 cats were TNR’d. It’s estimated that 372 kittens were prevented if assuming 1 litter of 4 kittens for each cat processed. Had no TNR been performed in 2020, an estimated 1,860 kittens would have been born in the new year as each cat could have reproduced again at 6 months of age. C Alley Cats has expressed interest in hosting a Zoom session to update the community on 2019 & 2020’s combined progress, and we are currently looking at a date in either Feb or possibly March. C Alley Cats has accepted our 2021 contract and the transition from a pilot program to a full-fledged TNR program. Lastly, committee discussed that the Hideout made a charitable donation to the organization in December to help offset their incurred costs as a 501-3C organization. Deer Management: Ryan discussed that no DMAP tags have been filled to date and that the 20202021 deer season ends January 18th. All DMAP tag holders have been reminded to submit their harvest report, as is

Committee reviewed and discussed the proposed CMR for a Spring 2021 Removal Service to occur via USDA, and will be presented to the BOD at their January 15th workshop and would be voted on at the January 23rd meeting. Out of the 4 members of the Wildlife & Forestry Committee, 3 voted in favor of a 2021 removal service of 60 deer while 1 member voted against, but indicated they would, however, be in favor of a 2021 removal service of a lower number of deer. Committee discussed that not performing a deer removal service in Spring 2021 will hinder progress made to date regarding forest understory regeneration and would likely result in increased negative deer to human interactions. Committee acknowledged that since first implementing the deer management program in 2015, there has been an 83% reduction in deer incidents in the community. Gypsy Moths: Committee reviewed a proposed CMR for a Spring 2021 fungal release to occur by the National Gypsy Moth Monitoring Group. All 4 committee members voted in favor of the CMR. The CMR will be provided to the BOD for review at their January 15th workshop and would be voted on at the January 23rd meeting. Ryan confirmed that a 3-year contract has been signed with Biobase Pest Solutions since the owner of the NGMMG will be retiring. Same services will be offered so as to continue collecting data of 98 test sites in the community for Forest Tent Caterpillars, Eastern Tent Caterpillars, and Gypsy Moths. Hemlock Trees at Roamingwood Park: Ryan indicated that the new HWA Brochure will be printed off and provided at the sign/brochure holder at Roamingwood Park. The 2021 contract has been signed with Tree Savers Inc. to continue our HWA management efforts. One particular Hemlock tree will be removed from Roamingwood Park due to its health, as was recommended by Tree Savers Inc in Fall 2020.

Exclusion Zone:

Ryan discussed that capital funding is available to facilitate the removal effort of 22 declining and HWA infested hemlock trees located along Lakeview Drive East and the Roamingwood Park parking lot. The area would be replanted with native vegetation better suited to the unique site. Facilities staff will likely lend assistance when the project commences. Spotted Lanternfly Committee discussed that there is nothing in the news about SLF currently and that all 6 of our signs have been update with the egg mass images. Geese Management: Ryan acknowledged that the 2021 contract has been renewed with Palmyra Wildlife for goose work. Birth Control/Deer: No updates. Nuisance Animals: No updates, only nuisance animals in 2020 were several beavers that had to be trapped by Palmyra Wildlife. Wood Duck Boxes: Ryan indicated that he will be refreshing the cedar wood chips in each of the six wood duck nesting boxes. Telework restrictions have made this troublesome. Will try to complete by end of January. Eagle Cam/Bald Eagle Management: No updates.

Committee discussed that controlled mowing will occur in the native vegetation area in March – May of 2021 to help combat bindweed. Will flag out blueberry bushes so its known where they are. New Business/Comments/Questions: *Ryan indicated that materials have been received from the NWF such as our Certified Habitat signs amongst other educational items. Laura Rusnak commented that she is continuing to submit our various projects for points through the National Wildlife Federation with a goal for The Hideout to achieve “Certified Community Habitat” status by the years end. Laura inquired with Ryan if a check had been sent in to the NWF for the 11 common areas that were recently certified and Ryan verified with Finance staff that it had indeed been cashed. *Committee discussed that a summary of all that the Wildlife & Forestry Committee achieved in the 2020 season was recently submitted for BOD and Community Manager review. Committee acknowledged all the hard work that was achieved around the pandemic and for everyone’s participation. *Ryan discussed that sales of the 400 (18 Gallon) green colored recycling bins have been slow but have been occurring at Recreation and Maintenance. The $15 high quality bin includes 8 National Wildlife Federation flyers and once the POA Office is able to open back up, sales will also occur there as well. Committee discussed that the next meeting will be February 11th via Zoom. ■

Nature Trail: Ryan discussed that the new Nature Trail sign design is still under review, as well as planning efforts for Spring 2021 for the trail revitalization. Native Vegetation Meadow/Deer

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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.

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

PLEASE Don't Litter Help Keep Our Community Clean $250 fine


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APPLE MAINTENANCE INC.

Plumbing Services

Replace your old Water Heater with a New Electric Rheem 50 gal. Water Heater - Same Day Install!

Doing Business Since 1960

PA007281

Pumps Cleaned & Maintained

Emergency Service

New Pumps Available

Sewer Rooter Service

High Pressure Line Jetting

Camera Work

www.koberlein.com

24/7 Emergency Service

Toll Free (888) 345-6688

All Calls are Answered

To advertise in: The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, on The Hideout Website, or on our TV Channel 920, please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at lgreen@thehideout.us Family owned ed at & oper 978 since 1

John’s Italian Restaurant

Rt. 590 • Hamlin 689-2659

•Monday-Pasta Night •Tuesday-Lunch Buffet $7.95 •Wednesday-Senior’s Night EVERYDAY SPECIAL! 2 Large Pizzas, 10 Hot Wings, 2 Liter Bottle of Soda. only $25.95* (Take out only)

Free Birthday Entree *Prices subject to change

**call for details

2 PAN PIZZAS $15.95*

(Take out only)

Catering Available Call us for details! Tuesday Night* .50¢ Wings - .60¢ Steamers (Dine In only)

• Electric Water Heaters • W/H Elements • Flushes • Expansion Tanks • Main Ball Valves • Solenoids • WiFi Ball Valves • Pressure Reducers • Toilet Installations Fully Insured PA097366

• Toilet Repairs • Faucets - Kitchen - Bathroom - Shower • Broken Pipes • Thermostats • Electric Baseboard Heaters

(570) 470-5705

P.O.A. Member

Reliable Service

Calls Returned Promptly

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

SEASONAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE!

SNOW MAKERS LIFT OPERATORS

(Must be at least 18 years old)

TUBE RUN PUSHERS RENTAL SHOP TECHNICIANS & CASHIERS Must be available to work weekends and holidays!

ADMINISTRATION ADVERTISING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT Our Community is looking for an experienced Advertising and Community Relations Assistant to secure paid advertisers for the Hideabout, Web Classifieds and any other paid advertising needs for our community. Will work with advertisers to create and develop advertisements in a timely manner. Generate and distribute invoices to advertisers using QuickBooks software. The successful candidate will attend special events to take photos and assist the Community Relations Manager with advertising needs. Employment Requirements: • • • • •

Sale Experience Required 2-3 year's working in marketing or advertising preferred. Photography experience a plus. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word and PC computer. Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field preferred.


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

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years or older, certified in ACT 235 and possess a valid PA driver’s license. May be asked to work overtime or double shifts. 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.

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

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE LABORERS (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME) Seeking Maintenance Laborers to perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, facilities and common areas. EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: • General knowledge of maintenance and preventive maintenance of machines, mechanical equipment and building components. • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and power tools and operate light trucks, tractors and light construction equipment. Possess mechanical aptitude and the ability to solve problems with little supervision. • Basic knowledge of all building trades. • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is to be used at all times. • Must possess a valid PA Driver’s License.


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

Basic understanding of commercial building cleaning methods and procedures; Knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment utilized in cleaning activities. Knowledge of safe use of cleaning products and chemicals. Must be willing and able to frequently push, pull, kneel, bend and reach. Available to work occasional to frequent overtime. Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is to be used at all times. Must possess a valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License.

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

Please visit https://www.hideoutassoc.com/Employment for more information 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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Happy Birthday!!!!

August Silverman Feb 2 3 years old!

Levin Silverman Feb 16 1 year old!

Go get em, rockstars! - Mom and Dad and Rhoda

Holiday House Decorating Contest Sponsored by

The Hideout Public Safety Department

WINNERS First Place Gavaskar & Martha Sarwan Lot 3694 Hidden Lake Drive Second Place Timothy & Denise Kreis Lot 3449 Chestnut Hill Drive Third Place David & Michelle Pomeroy Lot 1282 Brookfield Road


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Generator Permit

A

Hideout Building Permit is reqired 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 • 6,800 WATTS (56.7/28.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 5,000 watt generator does, plus: Deep freezer 500 watts, Washing machine 1,100 watts

• 8,000 WATTS (66.7/33.3 AMPS) Powers everything a 6,800 watt generator does, plus: Attic fan 300 watts, Clothes dryer (gas) 700 watts, Four 100 watt lights 400 watts NOTE - A simple formula to calculate how much combined power you’ll need to run appliances and tools is volts x amps = wattage. Check the power demands of your appliances to determine whether they can run simultaneously or intermittently. Always consult the data plate on the appliance for accurate electrical information. Starting watts: Always plug in the appliance with the highest starting wattage first and add appliances in descending wattage order. ■

The following Committees have vacancies:

• • • • • • • • •

Budget Committee Parks & Recreation Committee Communications Committee Wildlife & Forestry Committee Public Safety Committee Lakes Committee ECC Committee Disciplinary Committee Public Works Committee

If interested, please fill out an application at the POA Office. POA Office hours are: Call and leave a message if closed (570) 698-4100, ext. 0

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Different types of chocolate to give this Valentine’s Day

C

hocolate is a popular gift on Valentine’s Day. According to the Nielsen Company, Valentine’s Day is the third busiest holiday for chocolate sales, following Halloween and Easter. More than 70 million pounds of chocolate are purchased each year and offered as Valentine’s Day gifts. Chocolate connoisseurs can learn more about the different types of chocolate to find the one their loved one will find most appealing. · Milk chocolate: Milk chocolate is produced with low levels of cocoa and high amounts of sugar and milk. In addition, it contains cocoa butter and chocolate liquor. Milk chocolate often is made up of 3.39 percent butterfat, 10 percent chocolate liquor and 12 percent milk solids. · Semi-sweet chocolate: Semi-sweet chocolate is largely an American creation and term. It contains at least 35 percent cocoa solids and is darker than sweet dark chocolate. The amount of sugar varies across brands. · Bittersweet chocolate: Bittersweet chocolate typically contains at least 50 percent chocolate liquor, but some will have between 70 and 80 percent. The sugar content is unregulated, so

one manufacturer’s bittersweet may not be as bitter as another’s. · Baking chocolate: Also known as bitter chocolate, this is pure chocolate liquor made from ground cocoa beans. It may look like chocolate, but it is used in recipes where it is combined with sugar. It should not be eaten on its own. · White chocolate: White chocolate has cocoa butter but no chocolate liquor or cocoa products. Therefore, it is not truly chocolate. · Candy coating chocolate: This has no cocoa butter and uses vegetable or palm oils in the recipe. It often is used in dipping or enrobing because of its excellent melting ability. · Couverture chocolate: In the United States, the ideal standard for couverture chocolate involves a minimum of 35 percent cocoa solids and 31 percent cocoa butter. This chocolate is tempered and used when coating ingredients or dipping items in chocolate. Chocolate shines on Valentine’s Day. Gift givers can select a chocolate variety that appeals most to their recipients’ palates. ■

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 FOR SALE

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


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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association

2021 Proposed Meeting Schedule

Dates subject to approval & changes. All meetings are held at the RS&W Office at 5pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Feb 24 Mar 24 Apr 28 May 26 Jun 23

July 28 Aug 25 Sep 22 Oct 9 (9am) Nov 24 Dec 22

Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM—3:30 PM Rates for Service Scheduled Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $50.00, minimum Water On/Off - $20.00 Unscheduled After Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $75.00, minimum Water On/Off - $75.00 Other Rates: Sat., 10:00 PM to Mon., 7:30 AM Service Call - $85.00, premium Water On/Off - $85.00 On Holidays, Premium Rates Apply

RS&W Requests E-mail and Cell Phone Numbers We are improving how we stay in contact with our valued customers. In the near future, we wish to provide the following features:   



Service & Billing Alerts Email blasts for Important Announcements Subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter instead of the Print version Please call our Main Office or visit www.roamingwood.com/ email

Keep Your EcoTran & Curb Valves Safe This Winter! Winter is upon us, and it looks like we may be in for a snowy one this year. Many homeowners in the community rely on plowing contractors, to get them in and out safely from their homes, after it snows. It is time to double check, that the area around your water curb valve and EcoTran basin, are not in danger of being damaged or broken by a snow plow. Warning flags, cones or other markers, can be used to identify boundaries, for the plow to stay clear of these utility services. This will decrease the likelihood of any accidental damage and repair costs. 2021 Sewer & Water Rate Increase Developed Property—$402.00* per Quarter—$1,588.00 Yearly payment ( $20.00 discount) Undeveloped Property—$258.00 per Quarter—$1,022.00 Yearly payment ($10.00 discount) Rates will be effective 1st Qtr 2021—Billed April 1, 2021 *Rate is a base rate billing, up to 25,000 gal of water usage, per quarter. Surcharges will apply, on usage over the 25,000 gal. Visit our website, for billing details.

2021 Holiday Schedule Date

Holiday

February

Monday, February 15—Presidents Day

April

Friday, April 2—Good Friday / Easter

GO PAPERLESS!!

May

Monday, May 31—Memorial Day

Convenient & Safe! Access PDF statement & additional mailings (Newsletter & Annual Water Quality Report) right from your email

July

Monday, July 5—Independence Day

September

Monday, September 6—Labor Day

November

Thursday, November 25—Thanksgiving

November

Friday, November 26—Day After Thanksgiving

December

Friday, December 24—Christmas Day (Observed)

December

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

Sign up for EMAIL BILLING!!!! It is as simple as calling our Main Office at: (570) 698-6162 Option# 3 or email us at rswa@roamingwood.com and requesting to go paperless.

Visit the RS&W website at: www.roamingwood.com/contact-us , for more information regarding holiday appointment schedules.


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA INC. PRELIMINARY ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of December 31, 2020

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

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

5,289,920 (332,495) 36,000 11,500

(1,240) (44,867) (11,600)

0.0% 0.0% -124.6%

-0.9%

309,444

4,947,218

5,004,925

(57,707)

-1.2%

4,728,567

(2,459) (149)

-98.4% -85.6%

2,034 131

4,834 11,068

30,000 2,000

(25,166) 9,068

-83.9% 453.4%

50,035 1,678

418,793

(6,240)

-1.5%

311,609

4,963,120

5,036,925

(73,805)

-1.5%

4,780,280

9,348 2 3,750 789 869 4,435 1,560 34,320 16,419 33,162 896 3,764 -

5,500 25,000 9,400 1,500 1,380 600 2,730 17,480 15,100 50,250 2,500 4,000 16,224

3,848 (24,998) (5,650) (711) (511) 3,835 (1,170) 16,840 1,319 (17,088) (1,604) (236) (16,224)

70.0%

-42.9% 96.3% 8.7% -34.0% -64.2% -5.9% -100.0%

4,745 7,576 1,130 1,458 762 40 1,375 15,156 21,837 56,646 18,516

118,573 21,729 64,703 144,680 83,113 84,013 209,005 14,333 13,231 3,317 38,475 437,367 150,260 557,886 5,420 76,820 5,663

90,000 25,500 125,000 153,400 107,500 181,200 217,480 20,390 7,200 3,200 35,050 290,900 192,700 608,000 35,000 95,000 314,452

28,573 (3,771) (60,297) (8,720) (24,387) (97,187) (8,475) (6,057) 6,031 117 3,425 146,467 (42,440) (50,114) (29,580) (18,180) (308,789)

31.7% -14.8% -48.2% -5.7% -22.7% -53.6% -3.9% -29.7% 83.8% 3.7% 9.8% 50.3% -22.0% -8.2% -84.5% -19.1% -98.2%

115,374 24,462 101,703 153,085 107,683 154,956 171,867 17,075 8,647 3,360 41,170 341,767 175,402 713,805 17,582 82,258 276,784

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

109,314

151,664

(42,350)

-27.9%

129,241

2,028,588

2,501,972

(473,384)

-18.9%

2,506,980

TOTAL INCOME

521,867

570,457

(48,590)

-8.5%

440,850

6,991,708

7,538,897

(547,189)

-7.3%

7,287,260

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

112,490 910 34,483 1,791 1,023 36,859 1,471 14,778 4,741 126,189 793 33,196 136,986 6,121 70,423 70 7,241 15,123

103,876 868 30,636 1,909 893 38,687 1,745 20,266 5,474 141,370 1,091 30,217 106,478 16,185 61,474 2,087 5,842 22,433

(8,614) (42) (3,847) 118 (130) 1,828 274 5,488 733 15,181 298 (2,979) (30,508) 10,064 (8,949) 2,017 (1,399) 7,310

-8.3% -4.8% -12.6% 6.2% -14.6% 4.7% 15.7% 27.1% 13.4% 10.7% 27.3% -9.9% -28.7% 62.2% -14.6% 96.6% -23.9% 32.6%

-0.9% -4.7% -21.1% 8.8% 10.7% 19.9% -2.5% 13.3% -0.6% 1.7% 10.8% -0.4% 3.2% 33.9% -16.8% 82.6% 12.8% 44.4%

1,272,412 14,996 236,176 43,009 155,825 459,405 96,739 280,308 63,987 1,644,292 10,299 328,267 1,227,075 131,141 899,230 13,635 69,884 308,523

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

604,688

591,531

(13,157)

3.8%

7,255,203

26,348

2,068

-40.1%

23,196

631,036

3.7%

7,278,399

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

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

(3,632) -

0.0% 0.0% -121.1%

412,487

416,119

(3,632)

41 25

2,500 174

412,553

PRIOR YR ('19) ACTUAL

5,288,680 (332,495) (8,867) (100)

INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME

440,827 (27,708) 3,000 -

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

YTD ACTUAL

423,367 (120,008) 5,635 450

NET DUES RELATED INCOME

440,827 (27,708) (632) -

PRIOR YR ('19) ACTUAL

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (109,169) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION NET INCOME (LOSS)

4,778 81,250 (195,197)

-100.0% -60.1% -47.4% -37.0% 639.2%

DR

AF 125,106 1,001 34,899 1,881 1,438 42,988 1,619 17,856 6,434 155,165 994 25,407 106,626 11,151 89,760 715 4,739 28,971

1,324,037 15,144 257,481 47,573 170,860 398,639 107,594 269,692 67,632 1,571,593 9,911 395,735 1,329,375 133,018 899,871 4,339 69,621 184,226

1,311,894 14,471 212,552 52,190 191,294 497,441 105,008 311,211 67,197 1,598,051 11,110 394,013 1,372,852 201,177 770,385 25,000 79,879 331,162

(12,143) (673) (44,929) 4,617 20,434 98,802 (2,586) 41,519 (435) 26,458 1,199 (1,722) 43,477 68,159 (129,486) 20,661 10,258 146,936

-2.2%

656,750

7,256,341

7,546,887

290,546

(24,280)

-1174.1%

9,719

37,189

26,550

593,599

(37,437)

-6.3%

666,469

7,293,530

7,573,437

(23,142)

(86,027)

132 81,250

(4,646) -

-3519.7% 0.0%

(104,524)

(90,673)

-86.7%

(225,619)

(301,822)

(34,540)

4,705 81,250

6,200 975,000

1,551 975,000

(311,574)

(1,283,022)

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

BUDGET

T

(1,011,091)

(10,639) 279,907 (267,282)

8,861

(4,649) -

-299.7% 0.0%

6,927 963,800

(271,931)

-26.9%

(961,866)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

5,080,400 (416,000) 64,167 -

Prior Year (2019) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(103,142) (910) (34,481) (1,791) (1,023) (33,109) (682) (14,778) (3,872) (121,754) (793) (31,636) (102,666) 10,298 (37,261) 826 (3,477) (15,123)

(98,376) (868) (5,636) (1,909) (893) (29,287) (245) (20,266) (4,094) (140,770) (1,091) (27,487) (88,998) (1,085) (11,224) 413 (1,842) (6,209)

(4,766) (42) (28,845) 118 (130) (3,822) (437) 5,488 222 19,016 298 (4,149) (13,668) 11,383 (26,037) 413 (1,635) (8,914)

118,573 21,729 64,703 144,680 83,113 84,013 209,005 14,333 13,231 3,317 38,475 437,367 150,260 557,886 5,420 76,820 5,663

1,324,037 15,144 257,481 47,573 170,860 398,639 107,594 269,692 67,632 1,571,593 9,911 395,735 1,329,375 133,018 899,871 4,339 69,621 184,226

(1,205,464) 6,585 (192,778) 97,107 (87,747) (314,626) 101,411 (269,692) (53,299) (1,558,362) (6,594) (357,260) (892,008) 17,242 (341,985) 1,081 7,199 (178,563)

(1,221,894) 11,029 (87,552) 101,210 (83,794) (316,241) 112,472 (311,211) (46,807) (1,590,851) (7,910) (358,963) (1,081,952) (8,477) (162,385) 10,000 15,121 (16,710)

16,430 (4,444) (105,226) (4,103) (3,953) 1,615 (11,061) 41,519 (6,492) 32,489 1,316 1,703 189,944 25,719 (179,600) (8,919) (7,922) (161,853)

(1,157,038) 9,466 (134,473) 110,076 (48,142) (304,449) 75,128 (280,308) (46,912) (1,635,645) (6,939) (287,097) (885,308) 44,261 (185,425) 3,947 12,374 (31,739)

(48,426) (2,881) (58,305) (12,969) (39,605) (10,177) 26,283 10,616 (6,387) 77,283 345 (70,163) (6,700) (27,019) (156,560) (2,866) (5,175) (146,824)

(495,374)

(439,867)

(55,507)

2,028,588

7,256,341

(5,227,753)

(5,044,915)

(182,838)

(4,748,223)

(479,530)

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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ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: December 31, 2020

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

412,553 A

418,793

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

109,314

(6,240)

-1.5%

311,609

151,664

(42,350)

-27.9%

129,241

521,867

570,457

(48,590)

-8.5%

440,850

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

631,036

593,599

(37,437)

-6.3%

666,469

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

(109,169)

(23,142)

(86,027)

86,028

81,382

(4,646)

-0.0570888

85,955

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(195,197)

(104,524)

(90,673)

-86.7%

(311,574)

TOTAL INCOME

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: December 31, 2020 TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME: TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME TOTAL INCOME TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF: December 31, 2020

DR

4,963,120 A

5,036,925

2,028,588

2,501,972

7,293,530

(301,822) 981,200

(1,283,022)

ADJUSTED FORECAST

(225,619)

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

YTD ACTUAL

6,991,708

B

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

B

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

(73,805)

-1.5%

4,780,280

(473,384)

-18.9%

2,506,980

7,538,897

(547,189)

-7.3%

7,287,260

7,573,437

279,907

3.7%

7,278,399

(34,540)

(267,282)

AF 976,551

(1,011,091)

T

8,861

(4,649) (271,931)

C

-0.5%

970,727

-26.9%

(961,866)

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

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

4,963,120

1

5,036,925

(73,805)

-1.47%

4,780,280

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,028,588

2

2,501,972

(473,384)

-18.92%

2,506,980

7,538,897

(547,189)

-7.26%

7,287,260

7,573,437

279,907

3.70%

7,278,399

(267,282)

-774%

8,861

0.0%

986,000

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

6,991,708 7,293,530

3

(301,822)

(34,540)

976,551

976,551

(1,278,373)

(1,011,091)

(267,282)

D

(977,139)

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 2020 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2020. D: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2020. Forecast Adjustments 1 Non Amenity Income does not reflect PPP loan 2 Amenity/Operating Income forecasted decrease of 18.92% due to Covid restrictions 3 Amenity Operating Expense forecasted realization of 103.7% of total budgeted operating expenses


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2020 Capital Expenditures - As of December 31, 2020

New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

Under (Over)

Radar Display Units (4)

Public Safety

10-32

17,000

-

-

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-33

7,500

-

4,642

2,858

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-34

15,000

-

-

15,000

Dog Park Concrete Pad

Laurel Park

11-30

2,430

-

-

2,430

Magic Carpet Lift Tow

Ski Hill

12-30

55,000

-

54,981

19

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-33

18,000

-

7,633

10,367

TruGolf Vista 12 Golf Simulation

Recreation

16-30

27,555

-

27,921

Shuffleboard Kit

Recreation

16-32

3,000

-

-

TDF (Exercise) Bike

Recreation

16-35

1,790

-

1,695

95

TS Pro Pottery Wheel

Art Center

18-30

2,266

-

1,672

594

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-30

41,500

-

-

41,500

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-32

8,000

-

-

8,000

Skid Steer (Bobcat)

Facilities Maintenance

30-31

30,000

-

14,310

15,690

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-32

30,000

-

35,643

(5,643)

Phosphorus Reduction System (Grant Overage)

Lakes & Environmental

35-25

23,483

-

1,755

21,728

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

50,000

-

1,625

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-31

9,625

-

-

9,625

***2012 Chevy Equinox

-

90-28

-

9,579

9,579

-

***Vertical File Cabinets

-

90-29

-

2,000

2,000

-

***Classic Craft Shed

-

90-30

-

3,296

3,296

-

90-31

-

26,921

26,921

-

5,187

5,187

-

***Budget Software

17,000

(366) 3,000

***Street Sweeper

-

90-32

-

***Golf Maintenance Heating System

-

90-34

-

4,986

4,986

-

***Contour Mower Deck/Rake

-

90-35

-

28,337

28,337

-

80,307

232,184

190,272

342,149 Adjusted Budget

Capital Reserve Projects

Department

DR

Project #

422,456 Budget

Other

Spent to Date

Under (Over)

2020 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety

10-30

55,000

-

52,547

Patrol Pontoon Boat, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety

10-31

35,500

-

33,256

2,244

Public Safety

10-33

7,500

-

10,138

(2,638)

Public Safety

10-35

13,000

-

12,762

238

Public Safety

10-36

5,500

-

4,411

1,089

Ski Hill

12-30

55,000

-

166,511

(111,511)

Ski Hill

12-31

60,000

-

15,000

45,000

12-32

30,000

-

28,541

1,459

13-30

69,584

-

70,325

15-30

16,000

-

9,975

6,025

16-31

18,000

-

-

18,000

16-31

16,000

-

-

16,000

16-31

16,000

-

-

16,000

16-33

2,270

-

-

2,270

16-34

2,208

-

-

2,208

16-36

1,259

-

-

1,259

16-37

4,700

-

-

4,700

16-38

3,000

-

-

3,000

19-31

40,000

-

-

40,000

CCTV Cameras Two Way Radio Repeater System Upgrade AED Units (4) Magic Carpet Lift Tow Waterline Replacement Rental Equipment Rotation Marina Docks (3 of 3) Lodge Pool Repair

Ski Hill

Lakes & Marina

Pools & Beaches

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

Canoes (2)

Recreation

Lake Kayaks (6) Smart Strider 895 (Exercise) Elliptical RSC Back Ramp/Stairs - New Concrete Garden Club Shed

Recreation Recreation Recreation Recreation

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

Stormwater Maintenance Allocation (Various Jobs)

Facilities Maintenance

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (8 of 10)

Facilities Maintenance

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph II (6 of 10)

Facilities Maintenance

Road Paving - Small Projects

Facilities Maintenance

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

Eagle Beaver Chipper

AF

T

2,453

(741)

19-33

4,000

30-30

250,000

30-17

200,000

30-17

200,000

30-18

50,000

30-33

25,000

30-34

23,000

Facilities Maintenance

30-35

20,000

Woodworker's Siding

Woodshop

33-30

12,000

-

-

12,000

Grant Match - Stormwater - Ridgeview

Lakes & Environmental

35-20

52,175

-

9,217

42,958

Entrance Pond Aeration (Fountain Unit) + Electrical

Lakes & Environmental

35-30

18,000

-

13,954

4,046

Alum Injection System at Deerfield Lake

Lakes & Environmental

35-31

15,000

-

-

15,000

Rectify Nuisance/Blighted Properties

Lakes & Environmental

35-32

15,000

-

-

15,000

Updated Fisheries Study

Lakes & Environmental

35-33

13,550

-

13,550

-

Rock Hazards Pilot Test

Lakes & Environmental

35-34

10,000

-

-

10,000

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-35

10,000

-

-

10,000

Stormwater Best Practice Management (Watershed Survey)

Lakes & Environmental

35-36

4,500

-

-

4,500

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)

Administration

40-10

301,500

-

43,677

257,823

Unitrends Recovery Series 8010 Recovery Appliance

Administration

40-31

22,500

-

21,066

1,434

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration

40-32

10,000

-

10,970

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration

40-33

8,000

-

6,827

Windows 2019 Server Upgrade with Licenses

Administration

40-34

7,000

-

6,633

367

HP Design Jet T830 Scanner/Printer

Administration

40-35

7,000

-

-

7,000

Anti-Virus Upgrade & Renewal

Administration

40-36

5,300

-

-

5,300

Docstar Software Support NEC SV9100 Software Assistance Laptop Computer

Administration Administration Community Relations

40-37 40-38 50-30

4,700 575 1,000

-

4,500 1,561

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-30

10,000

-

-

10,000

Clubhouse Dining Room Entrance Ramp

Clubhouse

60-32

6,000

-

1,446

4,554

Clubhouse Back Stairs (New Concrete)

Clubhouse

60-33

4,500

-

-

4,500

Clubhouse Quilter's Ramp (New Concrete)

Clubhouse

60-34

4,000

-

-

4,000

Clubhouse Banquet Room Flooring

Clubhouse

60-35

3,000

-

3,038

Lodge Snackbar Flooring

Snackbars

70-30

5,000

-

-

Lodge Flooring Replacement + Installation

Lodge

80-30

27,500

-

26,550

950

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-31

12,000

-

-

12,000

Fire Suppression

Lodge

80-33

285,000

-

364,537

(79,537)

Lodge Banquet Chairs (200)

Lodge

80-34

4,000

-

11,024

(7,024)

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge

80-35

3,000

-

-

Two Door Refridgerated Sandwich Prep Table

Lodge

80-36

1,750

-

1,477

273

Full Size Holding Cabinet

Lodge

80-37

1,000

-

-

1,000

***UB Generators

-

90-26

-

23,409

23,409

-

***Econoline Trailer

-

90-27

-

1,082

1,082

-

***Industrial Outdoor Curtains

-

90-33

-

6,640

6,640

-

2,107,071

31,131

1,525,258

612,944

1,757,442

803,216

* Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

-

-

4,000

-

100,198

149,802

-

200,000

-

-

200,000

-

-

41,742

8,258

-

-

25,000

-

-

23,000

-

8,692

11,308

(970) 1,173

200 575 (561)

(38) 5,000

3,000

2,138,202

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

2,449,220 Adjusted Budget

111,438 2,560,658


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HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS PRELIMINARY AS OF December 31, 2020

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL

75.069% 21.884% 3.047%

Billed 3904 1,355 395 55

7,046,720

100.00%

1,805

AMOUNT COLLECTED

DR

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

APRIL MAY JUNE

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

2020 BILLING 5,289,920 1,542,080 214,720

TOTAL DUES BILLED

498,307 * 1,595,667 1,793,998

%

2020 # LOTS PAID IN FULL 233 * 879 998

7.1% 22.6% 25.5%

3,887,972

2,110

55.17%

2nd Quarter 2020

1,274,538 514,403 257,030 2,045,971

702 286 133 1,121

18.1% 7.3% 3.6% 29.03%

164,118 63,987 62,990 291,094

74 25 23 122

2.3% 0.9% 0.9% 4.13%

47,794 89,481 58,023 195,298

26 58 73 157

6,420,335

3,510

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 4th Quarter 2020

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

Budget 3635

% OF $ PAID

1st Quarter 2020

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2020

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T 0.7% 1.3% 0.8% 2.77%

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

91.11%

Dues analysis through 12/31/20: $6,420,335 has been collected; $6,420,335 YTD and $83,000 prepaid. Of the 3904 properties billed in 2020, it was budgeted that 3635 (93.1%) would be paid in full by 12/31/20

Current Projection

2020 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3635 3510 PROJECTION

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,335,550

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

6,561,175

(225,625)

2020 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED

FAV<UNFAV>

YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

127,715

84,060

VARIANCE

43,655

% of $ Budgeted 96.56%

% of $ Budgeted 152%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes - December 1, 2020

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Old Business: 1) Tax Levy Resolution 12-01-20-1 was read by F. Birmelin setting the tax mileage for 2021 at .65 mills for general purpose. F. Birmelin moved to approve carried 3-0. 2) Budget 2021 Resolution 12-01-20-2 was read by F. Birmelin setting the expenditures and revenues as the advertised Budget stated. F. Birmelin moved to adopt carried 3-0. 3) Library Donation was noted the Community Library provided its 2019 financial statement as requested to the Board for review. T. Jaggars moved to give the Library a donation in the same amount as last year $2,500.00 carried 3-0. 4) T. Jaggars advised that a new playground has been ordered to replace the one here at the Lake Township Building. Waiting on Engineer for site work plan so the area can be prepared. 5) S. Swingle noted the extension for the building is waiting on Engineer plans and will be bid as soon as those plans are available. New Business: 1) S. Swingle moved set and to advertise the Lake Township Supervisors Annual Organization meeting for January 4th, 2021 at 7PM and for the Auditors Annual Organization meeting to be held January 5th, 2021 at 7PM carried 3-0. 2) The December Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled reminder noted. Additional Public Comment: Question on the Planning cancellation, advised the owner has requested an extension. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary ■

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Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - December 8, 2020

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he regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on December 8th, 2020 with Merel Swingle and Robert Wittenbrader present. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM a moment of silence was then ask for by the Chair in remembrance of Supervisor Dennis Chapman that recently passed. The Pledge of allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the November 10th, 2020 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. There was no Planning Commission Meeting. Sub-divisions: None New Business: The appointment of a Supervisor was discussed. Supervisor Swingle noted that he believed Vincent Rivezzi curtain Township Auditor would be the best fit for the position. Mr. Rivezzi was in attendance and accepted the position as Supervisor. He then resigned as Auditor for the Township. Merel Swingle moved to approve the resignation of Vincent Rivezzi from the Auditor position and to appoint him to the Supervisor seat, 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader and with no comments, motion carried 2-0. Re-organization meeting date and time reviewed. Merel Swingle moved to advertise and hold the Annual Re-organization meeting on January 4th, 2021 at 4PM, the Auditors Annual Re-Organization meeting will be held January 5th, 2021 at 5PM, Robert Wittenbrader 2nd the motion, motion carried 2-0. Christmas Gifts for Planning Commission and Cleaning Lady discussed, Merel Swingle moved to approve giving the same gifts as last year $50.00 to each planning member and $150.00 to the Cleaning lady, 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader motion carried 2-0. Old Business: Tax Resolution for 2021 was reviewed and a motion to

approved Resolution 12-21-T setting the Tax Mileage for 2021 at .52 mills for General Purpose was approved on a motion made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. Street Light Resolution was reviewed a motion to approve the Street Light Resolution 21-12ST setting the Street light Assessment at .48 cents per improved foot of road frontage and .15 cents per foot for unimproved Road frontage was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. The Budget Resolution was reviewed and a motion was made to approve Resolution 21-01B setting the Budget as prepared for the 2021 Fiscal year by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat questioned the owner of the Old Ben’s market and possibly sending a cleanup notice. It was noted Kathleen Pitti is the owner of record Merel Swingle moved to approve a letter to be sent 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. Correspondence: None Bills were reviewed and with no comments or questions a motion to approve and pay was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Merel Swingle with both in favor. Park Updates: None Public Time: Steve Price, Hamlin Fire Co Chief wanted again to note his Thanks on behalf of the Fire Company for the help the Township has provided. Hopefully with week they will be working on the HOP for the driveway. With no other comments or business a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with both in favor. Meeting adjourned at 6:45PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■

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


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Jane Krasny May 23, 1934 December 25, 2020 Jane Krasny, 86, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020, in Cedarbrook, S. Whitehall Twp. She was the wife of the late Joseph T. Krasny. Born in Jersey City NJ, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Anna (Betlow) Barry and was employed as a bookkeeper for many years. She and Joseph were formerly of The Hideout in Lake Ariel where she was a board member of the Property Owners Association as well as a member of the Garden Club and several social clubs. Survivors: children, Karen E. Fulton and husband, David, Whitehall, Janice E. Zuvich and husband, Richard, Bethel CT, William J. Krasny, Washington Twp. NJ, Patti J. Krasny, Whitehall; grandchildren, Dr. Patrick M. Fulton, Joshua T. Fulton, Megan E. Fulton, Sean M. Zuvich, Lauren N. Zuvich, Pamela L. Krasny, Diana J. Krasny; great granddaughter, Lillian J. “L. J.” Manere. She was preceded in death by sister, Elaine Adamecko. Services: A memorial service will be held later. Arrangements entrusted to STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Allentown. Contributions: The Hideout Emergency Response Team, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel 18436.

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317 MAIN GATE - (570) 698-4100, ext. 140 NORTH GATE - (570) 698-4100, ext. 142 MAIN LODGE PUBLIC SAFETY - (570) 698-4100, ext. 145 POA FAX - (570) 698-9457

To advertise anywhere in The Hideout community please call Lisa Green at: (570) 630-3707 or e-mail her at: lgreen@thehideout.us

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES? Volunteer Today!

LAKE ARIEL VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY THERE ARE MANY LEVELS OF MEMBERSHIP FIRST RESPONDER • AUXILIARY • SOCIAL MEMBERS


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

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

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

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

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

NEW Trash & Recycling Area Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

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

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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.

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QUARANTINE TUNE A little birdie woke us with her cheerful whistling tune She sang about twenty-twentyone now here Her melody is a reminder to always wear our masks and show to all it matters that we care It’s not OK to visit yet we must stay in quarantine Still you can send joy to those sharing love and the hope it brings Tomorrow when Covid leaves our homes

Interested in helping make The Hideout the best it can be? Want to lend a hand?

WE WANT

YOU! Join a Hideout Committee! Have a positive impact

Governing Documents Committees (Board appointed unless noted)

- Environmental Control - Disciplinary - Budget - Nominating

(Annual Meeting Member Vote)

Standing Committees

(Committee Vote with Board Approval)

- Public Safety on YOUR community! - Long Range Planning - Communications - Golf - Lakes - Public Works - Parks & Recreation - Food & Beverage - Wildlife & Forestry Management Ad-Hoc Committees

There are many to choose from!

(Board Appointed for Specific Purpose)

- Governing Documents

we will celebrate for real Until that time enjoy this poem that shares the love we feel.

YOUR SMILE Doesn’t it feel good To see a smiling face? Then give your smile away -Keeping it would be a waste! Yes, just a little smile Can cause a major change By lifting someone’s spirits ‘Till they are feeling good again. That’s when troubles fade away -A smile becomes a laugh; Everything turns out all right, And there’s happiness at last. And you’ll feel better too, Knowing you’ve brightened someone’s day -All because of your smile you chose to give away.

WOLRAD/2020 WOLRAD is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. WOLRAD offers to share his poetry for free at www.mhdarlow.medium.com. Darlow also welcomes comments on his website www.iwonderdoyou.com.

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION

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

by Millie Torzilli

HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

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


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

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT

Please watch for our pedestrians.

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

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

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

ATTENTION MEMBERS

AMENITY BADGES

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

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

25 MPH

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

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

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

BUCKLE UP It’s the law!

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

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

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

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

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of The Hideout Community: 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 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 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 Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840.

ATTENTION VETERANS For additional information, please contact Disabled Veteran Bob Addieg (570) 698-8337. No fee involved.

EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317

SEAT BELTS SAVE LIVES!

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.

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

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

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

PROPERTY LINE INFORMATION

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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Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 * Clean your hands often. * Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. * Keep 6 feet of physical distance from others. * Wear a cloth face covering in public. * Cover coughs and sneezes.

STAY SAFE. SAVE LIVES.


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

ATTORNEY

FOR SALE

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

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

• SOFA bed queen clean; BED full, wood, nice $75 ea 570-616-5706

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

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

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

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!

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

Wear Your Mask IT WORKS!

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

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends. -KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. -DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816. -THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Clothing Day - 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-noon and 5:00-7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

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


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POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100

Amenities

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

Departments

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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

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

• WE DO BATHROOMS •

CBS Construction, LLC 570-352-5351

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

& Operated Hamlin, PA 18427

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

Fully Insured

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 everything and anything happening in The Hideout.

PA115089

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

Enjoy all of the AMENITIES that The Hideout has to offer!


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

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

Integra-Clean & Dry Page 14 J. Moody & Co. Jewelers Page 23 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 45 Jake’s Carpet Page 12 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 59 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 48 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 34 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 22 KBS Enterprises Page 22 KidsPeace Page 24 Koberlein Septic Page 34 Lighthouse Harbor Marina Page 13 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 59 M and D Plumbing Page 59 Meagher For Wayne County Judge Page 11 Meagher • Ellis Law Page 49 MidRise Construction Page 12 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 27 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 15 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 14 Precision Tree Co. Page 59 ProJan Cleaning and Restoration Page 35 Putman’s Tree Service Page 24 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 59 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Santana Income Tax Service Page 18 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 23 ShingleMe Roofing Page 35 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 7 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 49 Superior Plus Propane Page 19 The Hearing Center Page 49 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 46 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 12

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