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Life is better in a Gold Star Community JANUARY 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 1

The Hideabout Newspaper celebrates 40 years!

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

Environmental Page ..................................................................10 Board Meeting Minutes ....................................................17, 40 Winter Sports Complex .....................................................20-21 Recreation Events .......................................................25, 28, 29 Employment ...................................................................36, 37, 38 Financials .................................................................................42-45 New Hideout Members Page .................................................51 Puzzle Pages ...........................................................................52,58 ..........................................................................53 Classifieds Page Information You Should Know .............................................55 Advertisers' Directory ...............................................................60


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

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JANUARY 2021 • 3

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FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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n December 5, the Board of Directors held its first ever remote meeting to allow members to ask questions about the proposed 2021 budget. We were pleased to see many using this option given the challenges some may have, myself included, with using Zoom. At various points during the meeting I counted over 50 participants and saw many new faces. We thank you for your participation and valuable input and questions. For those who were unable to join, a recording of the meeting can be found at The Hideout YouTube page. The Board will continue to meet on Zoom until Governor Wolf loosens restrictions. The budget later adopted by the Board on December 19 keeps the operating budget flat with a $45 increase, the lowest in the past few years. It is fiscally prudent especially during times of uncertainty with COVID-19. This past year was challenging given a huge loss in amenity income and lower than usual dues payments, which the POA is addressing. While the vaccines have finally arrived, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, we won’t be able to achieve herd immunity until late spring and that health measures are likely to continue “several months into the second half and beyond of 2021.’ But The Hideout is continuing to serve the membership and quickly adapt to new guidance issued from Harrisburg. As I write this article, Ski Hill staff have been busy preparing for the season as we await our first big snowstorm of the year. We are hoping the storm provides us a solid base of snow to kick-off the ski season, which will be unlike any other in Hideout history. Like our other amenities, we must continue to follow COVID-19 restrictions imposed by Governor Wolf and the CDC which limits the amount of people on the hill and in the Ski Lodge. Unfortunately, indoor dining is not permitted including the lodge and indoor gatherings are limited to 10% of capacity of the building including staff. Despite these restrictions

the team at the Ski Hill are doing all they can to have a successful and enjoyable season. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

Due to recent orders by Governor Wolf, the Clubhouse is offering take-out services while indoor fitness activities are prohibited at least until January 4. While the POA building is closed, POA staff are busy working as usual paying our bills timely, are available to answer your questions and concerns, and are continuing to keep the membership informed through the e-blast, Facebook and The Hideabout. Maintenance has been keeping our roads cleared of snow and keeping our facilities clean and sanitized. Public Safety is continuing to respond to calls and perform their life saving responses, despite current challenges. The Board thanks all Hideout staff for their continuing efforts to keep our community the premier recreational community in the region. Finally, we would like to thank the Governing Documents and Budget committees for their efforts to proposed changes to the bylaws which you will find in your dues package. 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. In closing, wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy 2021. ■

FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message H appy New Year to all.

As we transition into 2021 we carry along a whole new vocabulary of words and phrases. Just a few examples are; wear a mask, six feet, social distancing, 25% capacity, zoom, 50% capacity, work from home, take-out only, limited seating, virtual learning, quarantine. These words will still be with us going into the new year. Fortunately, due to vaccinations, many of the restrictions may be lifted by the summer or early fall. We can only hope and pray that happens, Many of the previously mentioned phrases impacts everything we do here at the Hideout. Much of the business of the POA is now done remotely. Staff works from home whenever possible. The

Clubhouse and Ski Hill Grill are bounced around between 50% capacity and takeout only. The Recreation Department goes from the gym and programs being open and maintaining social distancing, then closed, then 50%, then closed again. Our Housekeeping Department is constantly working to keep our facilities clean and safe using the latest CDC standards. Our Maintenance and Public Safety Departments have their own safety protocols which they must follow. Unfortunately, the first half of the new year will be just as difficult as the last 9 months and I want to thank Larry Frotten, his management team, the department

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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ideout Members and Staff

When you read this message, we will have entered a new year. 2020 has certainly given us many challenges and we hope you have successfully met those challenges. The unfortunate pandemic we still confront has provided us with many days of concern and as we all know is still ever present. There is an old saying that says “the things that weaken us today will may us stronger tomorrow”. We hope this is the outlook you have chosen and carry forward into 2021. The 2020 holidays are now behind us and hopefully, they were a time of comfort and enjoyment for you. Spending time with family and loved ones is a remedy for most that pains us. We are in an age that even when we physically cannot be with each other, we can use modern technology for communicating with each other. We have informed you Governor Wolf has mandated new restrictions in an effort to curb the COVID-19 virus. Our dining facilities have been closed to in house dining. We will continue to offer take out service at both the Clubhouse and Ski Hill Lodge until changes are required as authorized by the Governor or our Board of Directors. The POA office is following the mandate set forth by the Governor where in person business must be suspended and teleworking be used unless teleworking is impossible. The Hideout has equipped its staff with the ability to telework and therefore the functions of the POA continue unimpeded. Our Maintenance and Public Safety staff are essential workers and will continue to perform their duties. Our Recreation facility also had to be closed. We have kept the Recreation merchandise shop open during this time as allowed under the mandate. These mandates are in effect until January 4, 2021. Please stay tuned to the various venues where we publicize events and information, TV channel 920, The Hideout Facebook page and of course our email blasts. This has been a year we will never forget. We would like to take this managers and the entire staff for their hard work and dedication to the Hideout and its membership. Your Board of Directors is no exception to the list of new words. Board members are working from home too and all open Board meetings are now conducted live via Zoom. If you cannot link into a meeting live, they will be recorded and posted for viewing. Watch for the POA email blasts for more information and links to all open meetings of the Board of Directors. There are two types of open meetings held by the Board. One is a Board Workshop and the other is a public meeting of the Board of Directors. The next meeting of the Board will be a Workshop scheduled for January 15th at 1pm. Workshops are where the Board receives updates from the Community Manager and other staff, reviews and discusses CMR’s (committee made recommendations), or a presentation

opportunity to thank our faithful employees who stood bravely by their commitment to The Hideout. They worked tirelessly sometimes facing great risks and performed their duties as we have all come to expect and appreciate. We are all fortunate to have them in service to our community. Our message to staff at Public Safety, Maintenance, Food and Beverage, POA staff, Recreation and supporting staff involved with these functions, thank you and well done. We commend and say thank you to our many members who let us know their appreciation for all The Hideout staff did during this past year. We are understanding of the tremendous sacrifice placed on our members and we know they understand decisions made were for the benefit of the membership as a whole. We are very grateful for their understanding. Our staff gets so much empowerment when they are recognized by our members. We value the constructive comments made by our members and welcome them. We recognize that together we can continue to make The Hideout the jewel of Northeast Pennsylvania. For our new neighbors, welcome. Many of you have reached out to us and expressed your joy at choosing The Hideout. We know you will find The Hideout to be a place of relaxation and enjoyment offering many amenities and activities that will enhance your stay whether it be as a weekender or fulltime. We encourage you to become involved and assist us in maintaining and promoting our community. On behalf of all the staff we wish you a safe, heathy 2021. May 2021 be a year full of only pleasant events and a year we will all remember as a year that brought good fortune to all of us. ■ may be made by an outside agency, the Board also reviews and sets the agenda for the next public Board meeting, and anything else a Board member wishes to discuss. By linking into a Board workshop, the membership has the opportunity to listen and observe the dynamics of the Board working for the betterment of the Hideout. While the meeting is public, it is important to remember that this is the Board’s opportunity to discuss items among themselves. Rarely is any public input allowed during a workshop. The membership is encouraged to ask their questions and make their comments during the public meeting of the Board of Directors. The next public meeting of the Board will be live via Zoom and is scheduled for January 23rd at 9am. See you on Zoom. Again have a Happy New Year and stay well and stay safe. ■


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FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner A s we get into the depths of winter I would like to remind everyone about the importance of not feeding wildlife. The Hideout Public Safety Department is charged with the strict enforcement of the 2016 Board Regulation regarding the feeding of wildlife in The Hideout. Although the resolution covers all wildlife, special attention will be given to the feeding of deer. This is due to the past deer cull and the possibility of performing future deer culls. Notwithstanding the new increased $1,000.00 fine, there are many other reasons not to feed the deer. These reasons come directly from the Pennsylvania Game Commission which is the governing agency for whitetail deer in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, while feeding deer may enhance wildlife viewing, decades of research has clearly shown that supplemental feeding leads to increased disease risk, long-term habitat destruction, increased vehicle collisions, habituation to humans and alteration of other deer behavioral patterns and ultimately the demise of the value of deer and deer-related recreation. Winter mortality within the deer herd will never be eliminated, its nature’s way of ensuring that only the strongest of the species survive to reproduce. Winter survival is determined by the availability of high quality fall food to ensure fat accumulation and winter thermal cover to conserve energy. By late-fall, deer instinctively reduce their food intake and continue to do so through most of the winter. In winter, deer normally move less and rest more as an adaptation for conserving energy and safeguarding their fat reserves. Activities that increase energy demands, that use those precious fat reserves, are detrimental. Feeding can

lure deer away from protected areas and entice them to move further than they otherwise would, several times a day, often for only a small amount of food or perhaps none at all. Supplemental feeding alters the normal avoidance behavior of deer toward humans. Animals conditioned to human food sources lose their natural wariness and may become aggressive toward people either in protection of, or in seeking human food sources. Feeding sites reduce animals’ home ranges, and deer that are fed continuously can become dependent on supplemental feed. Supplemental feeding also serves to concentrate deer in small areas year after year where animals do serious and possibly irreparable damage to native forage species, which in turn further reduces the carrying capacity of the range and makes deer increasingly dependent upon supplements. High densities of deer at feed sites create increased competition and stress within and among deer and other wildlife. Social hierarchies prevent the deer most susceptible to starvation (fawns and those that are already weakened) from feeding. Most of the supplemental feed, in reality, is consumed by a small number of deer. Please remember that the Public Safety Department will be performing strict enforcement of this new resolution. Everyone’s cooperation and adherence on this matter will greatly enhance the quality of life for all of the membership as well as it is in the best interest of our wildlife here in The Hideout. ■

JANUARY 2021 • 5

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner T he Hideout Facilities and Maintenance team has wrapped up our storm water projects for the 2020 season and will resume work in the spring of 2021. Our Maintenance Department has done an outstanding job with correcting culvert pipe issues as well as swales and drainage ditches within the community the past year. With the increasing number of strong storms our area has received over the past few years, we have been working diligently on correcting the depth of the storm water system to allow these heavy rain events to reduce the damage caused within The Hideout. Craig Rafaniello, our Project Manager, has identified many issues that The Hideout will be correcting in 2021 and also working with our members to help alleviate the storm water threshold on their properties. Members are still responsible for the culvert pipe and drainage ditches on their property and we ask all members to please clean out those systems from debris so water can flow freely through. It is also important that all members inspect their culvert drainage system and increase the depth of the ditch to 24-36 inches. Most of our storm water issues arise from faulty culvert pipes and underdeveloped drainage ditches. It is vital that all members take a point of action to correct these areas to help your neighbor. Our Maintenance Supervisor, Jim Aleckna and his team have geared up for the winter and we have all vehicles and equipment ready for all the snow events Mother Nature wants to throw at us. Snow and ice will always be a hazard when driving and moving within our community, so I urge all members and staff to take a careful approach when moving throughout our community and practice safe driving techniques to reduce injury or damage to property, humans, and animals. Desiree Detres, our Maintenance Administrative Clerk, and our house keeping staff continues to perform outstanding work with the Covid-19 sanitation protocols at all of our facilities.

In December of 2020 The Hideout has purchased 3 ULV disinfecting foggers which have been used to sanitize all of our amenities to create a safer environment for our members and staff. With the unknown of Covid-19 ending our staff will continue to maintain our facilities and amenities to keep everyone safe. The Hideout Permitting Department now has online fillable permit applications available to members and contractors to help reduce the flow into our POA Office. This process will be easier for members and contractors to improve their lots and get the work started sooner. Tina Fairfax has worked extremely hard in getting the Permitting Department in a better position to ensure the permit process is quicker than before. Most of our permit applications are non-fee but must be signed by members in good standings. Permit applications that require the approval by the ECC before work can be started will also be available online and all other documents can be emailed to the ECC at enviromental@thehideout. us The ECC meets on the second and forth Friday of every month at 9 a.m. The Permitting Department can also be contacted at (570) 698-4100, ext. 166. I would also like to introduce our new Permitting Officer Mike Clark. If any member or contractor has any questions in regards to permits Mike Clarks ext. is 120. Welcome aboard Mike. All permit applications can be found at www.thehideoutassoc.com under resources you will see ECC permit applications choose the permit application that best fits the work you are requesting and submit. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I look forward to working with all members, staff, and contractors in upcoming year. ■

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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FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Communications Corner W elcome 2021! As we say goodbye to 2020, I pause to remember the positives things this year brought us. Babies were born, and some became parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, maybe for the first time. People married their best friends and reconnected with family and friends that there never seemed to be enough time to do in our busy lives. Parents spent more time with their children than ever, and I believe that many of us are no longer taking much for granted. I know I am not. I hope that we all have a peaceful, rewarding, and, most of all, a healthy and safe 2021. 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. To date, we have over 2,780 members receiving email blasts from The Hideout. That is again up from last month. If you have not signed up for email blasts, you can register on our website at hideoutassoc.com/login.aspx. January is National Hobby Month. With so many of us spending more time at home than ever, it has been a great time to begin a new hobby or get back into an old one from our past! Perhaps you already have! Hobbies are known to help relieve daily stresses, while giving

us a break from our everyday activities.

With this in mind, I am asking for anyone who would like to share a picture of their new or old hobby with the membership to send in a photo, and I will feature it in the February 2021 issue. From baking bread to making desserts, painting to ceramics, jewelry making to flower arranging, knitting to needlepoint, share your crafty creations with your fellow members, and maybe it will spark their creative interests too! 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. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions on how we can best communicate with you, please don’t hesitate to call me at (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 or email lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you! Any questions or suggestions are best directed to the relevant Hideout Department Manager for a quick and accurate response. The Management team's contact information is on page 7. From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year! ■

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

Food & Beverage Corner H appy New Year!

The Food & Beverage team hopes you all had a joyous and safe holiday season. As we look back on what 2020 had brought us, we try to remember the positives rather than the negatives. We have realized that when faced with an obstacle, instead of standing still and letting it defeat us we find a way around it, over it and eventually make it through it. The pandemic has taught us to take better care of ourselves, be mindful of how many people you affect when you are sick and continue to work and attend events and to always remember to think outside of the box when someone tells you no. We are hopeful for 2021 to be a year of opportunities with new events, new menus and time spent doing the things we love; celebrating life’s events with

all of you! We have some great new events on the backburner just waiting for restrictions to change.

Until then we will continue our theme nights and specials! Current mitigation orders are still in effect until January 4th. We will continue our curbside pickup at the Clubhouse and window service at the Ski Hill Grill. So, come and join us when restrictions lift or order take-out and settle in at home. Please check the website, Facebook and watch your emails for updates on any changes that may come along. From our family to yours, we wish you all the best for the New Year! ■

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FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Registration Corner A

s we say good riddance to 2020, one can not help but have cautiously high hopes and expectations for what 2021 will bring. Revalidation for 2021 begins this month. All members will be receiving correspondence containing pertinent documents for the upcoming year, as well as the dues billing statements. In light of the multiple government mandates due to the Corona Virus and the health and safety of our Members and Staff, The Hideout Registration Department would like to strongly encourage our Membership to take advantage of the multiple options your forms and dues payment can be submitted. Forms can be processed online at www.hideoutassoc.com. There is also the option of mailing your paperwork and payment to: The Hideout POA, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Forms can be faxed to: (570) 698-9457, or emailed to: registration@thehideout.us. In the event that the POA has re-opened and you choose to complete your transaction in person, please have your completed 2021 membership information form, copies of vehicle registrations, college student identifications, and permanent guest vehicle registrations in hand to alleviate extended wait times. We also offer a mail-in/mail-out option to receive your 2021 stickers by mail.

This option is available for $7.00. Your stickers will be mailed to you via Certified Return Receipt. When choosing this option, please remember to include: the completed membership information form, vehicle registrations, and identifications needed to process your 2021 validation. 2021 dues can be paid by cash, check or credit card. As has been previously announced, the credit card convenience fee has been reduced from $50.00 to $30.00. If choosing to pay dues with a credit card, that can be done by calling the Registration Department: (570) 698-4100 ext. 0. In the event it is after hours or we are closed, please be sure to leave a message and we will call you back. Lastly, I would like to thank my team, Barbara, Kelly, and Melissa, for doing such a spectacular job keeping everything operating seamlessly during these unprecedented times. They have been invaluable to the Registration Department, the Community, the POA, and most especially, myself. ■

- The Hideout POA main phone number (570) 698-4100, extension 0 is Registration, extension 140 is the Main Gate, and extension 142 is the North Gate. - Members and guests of members seven 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!

There are QR codes at: the Main and North gates for The Hideabout Newspaper and The Hideabout Extra. Please let your friends and family know that when they stop at the gate to get their pass, if they scan the QR codes with their smart phones they will have easy assess to our monthly and bi-monthly publications. THANK YOU!


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JANUARY 2021 • 7

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

Recreation Corner A

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

s the month of January begins, we start the month with more governor mandates and guidelines. These guidelines are very specific to the indoor recreation field. As we halt pretty much all indoor recreation until January 4th 2021, we will try to think outside the box and still bring positive events and programs to the community. Some of the guidelines mandated by the governor are listed below:

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

Indoor Gatherings and Events

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

• Indoor gatherings and events of more than 10 persons are prohibited.

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

• Churches, synagogues, temples, mosques, and other places of congregate worship are specifically excluded from the limitations set forth above during religious services, these institutions are strongly encouraged to find alternative methods for worship, as in person gatherings pose a significant risk to participants at this time. While this an incredibly difficult recommendation to make, particularly at this time of year, faith leaders must carefully weigh the health risks to their congregants given the immense amount of community spread of COVID-19. Outdoor Gatherings and Events • Outdoor gatherings and events of more than 50 persons are prohibited. Capacity Limits for Businesses • All in-person businesses serving the public may only operate at up to 50% of the maximum capacity stated on

the applicable certificate of occupancy, except as limited by existing orders to a smaller capacity limit. Gyms and Fitness Facilities • Indoor operations at gyms and fitness facilities are prohibited. • Outdoor facilities and outdoor classes can continue, but all participants must wear face coverings in accordance with the Sec. of Health’s Updated Order Requiring Universal Face Coverings, including any subsequent amendments, and practice physical distancing requirements. My staff has done an excellent job with such new and creative events. We hosted our first ever virtual tree lighting, a snowman making contest, and a gingerbread house contest. As we hope the guidelines are removed after January 4th we will plan on more of these new events for the future. Please look out for Facebook posts, email blasts, and our Instagram page for news relating to such events. As we plan for a great 2021, we hope that everybody has had a great, safe, and happy holiday. As always if community members have any questions, comments, or ideas, please email or call my office. jboandl@thehideout.us

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

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• OUR SIGNATURE CRAB CAKE ON A TOASTED BRIOCHE ROLL WITH LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONION AND REMOULADE SAUCE • BREADED CHICKEN, MARINARA SAUCE AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE

SALADS

7.95

BLT

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• CHICKEN TENDERS, FRESH GREENS, SHREDDED CHEDDAR, TOMATOES, RED ONION & SLICED CUCUMBER *GRILLED CHICKEN AVAILABLE

BEET & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

6.95

GARDEN SALAD

8.95

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FRESH MOZZARELLA & TOMATO SALAD

• MIXED GREENS, GRAPE TOMATOES, CUCUMBER, RED ONION, ROASTED BEEETS AND GOAT CHEESE CRUMBLES

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REUBEN

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PLEASE SEE YOUR SERVER FOR TODAY'S SELECTION

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KIDS CHICKEN TENDERS • WITH FRENCH FRIES

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KIDS GRILLED CHEESE

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PORTABELLA PAPPARDELLE • SAUTÉED PORTABELLA MUSHROOMS TOSSED IN CREAMY PARMESAN SAUCE, SERVED OVER PAPPARDELLE PASTA

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BOURBON PORK CHOP

BASKETS FISH AND CHIPS

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3 COOKIES

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BOTTLED WATER

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

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reetings,

A new year brings new opportunities and given all that 2020 has thrown at us, change is most welcome.

So, what’s your New Year’s resolution for 2021? If you’re looking for an achievable and cost-efficient new hobby that is not only great for you but also for the environment, consider gardening! Before you know it, springtime will be upon us and thus, planting season. Be sure to always opt for native flowers, grasses, and shrubs and avoid non-native or invasive species such as Japanese Barberry, which are harmful to our ecosystem. If visiting a local nursery, inquire with the staff about their native selections. If you still need some additional recommendation’s and guidance, I encourage you to get involved with or contact the Wayne County Master Gardeners based out of Honesdale, Pennsylvania. They can be reached at waynemg@psu.edu and would be happy to answer any gardening questions you might have. Until the ground thaws out, members could consider taking up birdwatching or outdoor photography to keep busy and continue connecting with nature. Snowy backdrops offer great scenery when snapping some truly beautiful images of waterfowl, songbirds, and a multitude of other wildlife. Please be sure to stay safe if out and about in the community during these cold months. With the safety of the community in mind and as is indicated in our Consolidated Rules & Regulations, ice fishing is not permitted on any Hideout lake.

As we know, COVID has impacted everyone’s lives in a variety of ways but namely, our business operations here in the community. We appreciate the memberships patience while we adapt to telework efforts and offer virtual ways of interacting with the community. We intend to continue offering environmentally based educational opportunities via Zoom, so be sure to keep an eye on the events calendar posted via The Hideout website to see what’s coming up and when. TNR efforts are still underway in the community amidst some setbacks from the pandemic. To find out more about C Alley Cats, or how to get involved as a volunteer with their organization, be sure to visit http://calleycats.webs.com/ or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook. com/calleycats/. Donations may also be mailed by check to: C Alley Cats of Lake Wallenpaupack, 203 Sunset Hill Road, Hawley, PA 18428.

The Common Loon, Gavia immer

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hile not overly abundant in Pennsylvania, the Common Loon does tend to make guest appearances in states that neighbor the Atlantic coastline. Here are some facts you might not have previously known about the Common Loon: * Emits a distinctive “yodeling” sound, which is used to identify its territory to other nearby loons. * Is a diver duck, meaning that it forages for the majority of its food underwater by propelling itself with its webbed feet. * Loons mostly feed on small fish, including those up to 10” in length but will also consume mollusks and other small crustaceans along with some types of aquatic vegetation.

* As a duckling, Loons will leave the nest roughly 1-2 days after hatching and can start diving within 2-3 days. Start flying around 10-11 weeks and are tended to and fed by the parenting loons until ready to venture off on their own. * Lay 2 eggs per brood and only 1 brood per year. * Human disturbance during the summer months have resulted in quite an abundance of loon nesting habitat along lakes and due to climate change, is projected to lose much of its breeding range. Information courtesy of: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/ common-loon ■

* Will not start breeding until around 2 years of age.

Lastly, Spotted Lanternfly is still a real threat to The Hideout and our forest ecosystem as well as ornamental plantings. While SLF has been overshadowed by the COVID pandemic, this highly invasive insect continues to linger on the outskirts of our community and Wayne County. If you ever suspect SLF on your property, please try to capture it in a jar or other storage vessel and contact me at rhill@thehideout.us or ext. 122. ■

Have You Checked Your Property Today? Old Egg Mass

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

Fresh Egg Mass

Check out @HideoutEnvironmental on Instagram Please keep an eye out for Spotted Lanternfly.

Egg Masses can be found September - May

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


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Monday, January 18, 2021 The following Committees have vacancies:

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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: Tuesday - Saturday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Sunday and Monday closed Call and leave a message if closed (570) 698-4100, ext. 0

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.

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Board Meeting Minutes - December 5, 2020

Call to Order: 9:00 a.m. Quorum: Yes Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Andrew Miller, President; Michael Terranova, Vice President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Jerry Restaino, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Other: Larry Frotten, Community Manager. Pledge of Allegiance

Board President Andrew Miller thanked everyone for attending the first Zoom meeting of the Board of Directors and their patience and understanding as some members and Board Members learn how to navigate Zoom meetings. Zoom meetings are being implemented under the Governor’s decrees on gatherings and teleworking and The Hideout hopes these meetings will encourage member participation. Andrew thanked the membership for social distancing and wearing masks and asked that these efforts continue. The Governor’s most recent order affected people coming from other states requiring negative testing or quarantining, remote work for employees unless impossible such as Clubhouse, Recreation, Public Safety and Facilities, and limited public gatherings to 10% of the occupancy rate. These are being adhered to as they are Pennsylvania mandates and also for the health and safety of members and staff. The Governor’s mandates and health indicators will be followed and updates made accordingly. Andrew thanked the Board, Larry Frotten, and staff for their diligence in performing under adverse conditions concerning COVID. The POA is fully operational working remotely. Maintenance Department has been busy with stormwater efforts and sanitation and cleaning efforts. Public Safety continues efforts on member issues. Food and Beverage works to remain open. The golf simulator is a great addition to Recreation. Andrew also thanked Jerry Restaino and the Governing Documents Committee for their efforts in amending the Bylaws for electronic voting. Chat box and raised hand feature may be used by members to ask questions. Please provide name and lot number when asking a question. Andrew thanked Ryan Hill for support in familiarizing the Board with the use of Zoom. The meeting is being video and audio recorded through Zoom. 1. Approval of Minutes: 20-65 MOTION RESOLVED THAT the December 5, 2020 Board Meeting Agenda be approved. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. Rick Yocum indicated that Motion 20-72 is set up for full approval or rejection of Committee Members without the option to vote yes or no on each appointment of

members. Michael Terranova indicated that this could be tabled for this time and pick it up at a later date. Paul Spiese approved. Jerry Restaino agreed with Michael’s proposal.

the Governor’s new mandate, the administration building is operating on a staggered schedule in the office and teleworking with remote access to continue serving the members.

20-66 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the September 26, 2020 Board Meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 7-0.

Ski Hill. Six chair lifts are being sent for x-rays as part of the inspection process. The private inspector has regrettably passed away after the initial inspection and the owner of the company used the inspector’s notes to complete the inspection. The Ski Hill is aiming to open. This is an expensive amenity with and largely subsidized.

20-67 MOTION RESOLVED THAT minutes from the October 16, 2020 Workshop Meeting be approved as submitted. Motion made by Marie Krauss, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: Rick Yocum thanked Board members for their efforts to get this meeting together and Ryan for his assistance in making this possible. Rick advised that questions from members will be limited to agenda items as the Agenda was posted on The Hideout website. At the end, members can ask general questions. 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report- limited to 5 minutes each) a. Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano Debra Tramantano welcomed everyone joining the meeting. As of the end of November, there are 3,437 lots paid in full. There should be 3,500 paid in full through December to meet projected budget. 58 in the month of November. There are 183 lots on payment plans and those payments have been coming in so we are confident that it is possible that the remaining 63 lots will pay in full in December. As of the end of November, the following funds are in the accounts: $263,380 in the Operating Account $2,151,739 in the NBT Wealth Operating Account $4,427,721 Wealth Capital Reserve Account $333,744 in Wealth Capital New $7,176,584 total funds available. In December there will be three payrolls and normal operating expenses leaving an anticipated $1.4 million operating to carry over into 2021. The carryover is higher than normal due to postponing capital projects due to COVID. The capital reserve funds were not touched so far this year. Receiving the Payment Protection Loan of $801,000 helped this year to supplement amenity loss from closings. Year to date income of $633,958 in transfer fees from 345 improved and 25 unimproved lots which income was budgeted at $325,000. b. Community Manager, Larry Frotten Larry Frotten reported that through the year The Hideout has remained as safe as possible while opening amenities when possible. The Hideout, like all of Pennsylvania, must follows Pennsylvania laws and the Governor’s decrees. With

Environmental: The independent inspection report recommends a bacterial treatment for tent caterpillars at a cost of approximately $6,000 as opposed to the $85,000 budgeted cost for gypsy moth spraying. Budget: The budget is on track. Emergency repairs to equipment were made without additional reserve expenses. The carry-over funds will be adequate to sustain The Hideout for the first 3 months of 2021. Larry encouraged the use of open amenities such as Ski Hill Grill, Clubhouse and Recreation. Employees have been innovative to create methods to increase income and reduce expenses to members. Facilities: One employee left for a more lucrative offer that The Hideout could not match. Dennis Polhamus was promoted from within and is doing a fabulous job. One maintenance employee was promoted to Permit Officer and his maintenance position was filled with a new hire. The Maintenance staff is an excellent team and worked diligently to accomplish much needed stormwater mitigation. Two fogger machines were purchased for sanitizing. A new employee was hired for equipment maintenance. All equipment is now up-to-date and ready for use. Public Safety: There is an increase in traffic violations so Public Safety will increase patrol and enforcement of traffic. The Hideout is not in the business to fine, but to promote safety. Larry thanked the membership for their adherence to the requirement to wear masks. (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) Lot 2584. Member questioned status of cover over pool which can be paid for with a fee for use or membership such as $300.00 a quarter as charged by Woodloch Pines. Larry indicated that the structure would cost anywhere from $30,000 to $400,000 and this is still being researched because the chemicals quickly erode the structures. Lot 1706. Member questioned the use of electric vehicles and their use on the golf cart path as there is no regulation prohibiting this and he would still be willing to pay the golf cart fee so The Hideout would not lose income. Larry indicated

that this item is open for discussion and the Golf Manager needs to be consulted on this matter. Some concerns include the repair and maintenance of the golf cart path, liability and possible damage to the course if the vehicle is driven off the path and a concern of liability. Lou also indicated that another issue is that there are no motor vehicles on the golf cart path and LSV or electric vehicles are motor vehicles according to the DMV. Lot 1199. Member asked if the 1.4 Million in the accounts and the operations carryover contains the PPP loan and repayment. Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager indicated that the PPP is included in this amount. There is an anticipated 100% loan forgiveness for the PPP and payroll expenses used the full amount of the loan. December 16th Debra will meet with NBT Bank regarding the loan forgiveness application. Unidentified Lot. Member raised concerns about the condition of the outdoor tennis courts. Larry reported that repairs to the tennis courts were budgeted for this year, but with the loss of amenity income, the repairs were rescheduled to next year with cleaning performed this year. Member raised concerns about non-notification of a COVID case in the tennis lessons. Larry indicated that legal counsel recommended against notification because of privacy laws and that the individual was always safe, wearing two masks, keeping minimum six feet social distance and not sharing equipment. Lot 2584. Member requested a sail boat club funded by The Hideout to create income. He offered to give the lessons and provide the boat in exchange for a place to work on the boat and insurance. Larry indicated that this was discussed previously and it was determined that there was not enough interest in sail boating, but this is still an option open for discussion with Recreation. Member questioned if the Ski Hill is open to the public. Larry reported that due to the limited size of the amenity and under The Hideout governing documents, the Ski Hill, like all amenities, is open for member and member guest use only. 4.Unfinished Business: 20-68 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted capital expense of an increase of $6,000.00 to the budgeted $30,000.00 for the purchase of a dump truck with the additional funds being offset by the sale of the dump truck currently owned by The Hideout. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, passed 7-0. Larry Frotten reported that the Facilities Department was searching for a small dump truck. There are two large dump trucks that are not as maneuverable on The Hideout roads. Truck 6 needs significant repairs and an equipment trailer was replaced last year so these are being continued on page 40


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GOOD NEWS!!

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------November 30, 2020 Joseph Kozuch Public Safety Director Sir, I am writing this letter to commend the men and woman of the Hideout Public Safety Department who responded to Northwood Terrace on the evening of November 29, 2020. My wife and I responded to our neighbor’s call that her husband was lying in the yard, unresponsive. We directed her to call Public Safety and we began administering CPR to her husband who was still not responding. I called 911 also, and within a few minutes, Hideout Public Safety Department Officers arrived. The officers, who I regretfully cannot name, immediately took over the scene without hesitation. They knew exactly what to do, how to do it, and had the necessary emergency medical equipment. The officers worked and assisted the ambulance when they arrived to transport. Sadly, all attempts to revive him were in vain, but the professionalism that was exhibited by your/our Public Safety Officers should not go unnoticed. I commend both you, and your staff for their dedication and training. Yours truly, Kevin Pell & Doris McColl ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------December 2, 2020 Joe Kozuch, Director Hideout Public Safety Dear Joe, I am writing to commend the ladies and gentlemen from the Hideout Public Safety Patrol, as well as, the Hamlin Ambulance Squad. My husband suffered what was later identified as a fatal heart episode on Sunday November 29, 2020 at our home on Northwood Terrace. The Hideout Patrol arrived in a timely fashion and sprang immediately into action. Securing the street and immediate area. My dear and skilled neighbors had begun CPR and were relieved by the Hamlin Ambulance team when they arrived on the scene. Public Safety and the Ambulance Squad worked together like a well-oiled machine. All working feverishly to aid my husband. Although their tireless efforts did not result in a successful outcome for my husband, their actions on his behalf were, in my humble opinion, nothing less than heroic. I am grateful to all those that responded in assistance from the North Gate Dispatcher to the Public Safety Officers, to the EMT’s. I cannot thank you all enough. Most Sincerely, Bridget Capasso Lot 3380

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HIDEOUT POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS HIDEOUT POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021 SCHEDULE MEETINGS 2021 SCHEDULE OF OF MEETINGS FRIDAY

JANUARY 15, 2021

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ommittees are an important part of our Association operations. Committee members help keep our community and, by augmenting FRIDAY AUGUST 13, 2021 BOARDvibrant; BUDGET REVIEW 9 AM paid staff, TBD they save the Association thousands of dollars each year.

The Association just21,wouldn’t what itTHE is without our active and effective TBD SUNDAY AUGUST 2021 be MEET CANDIDATES 9 AM

committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate and encourage FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 fresh ideas WORKSHOP MEETING additional 1 PMresident TBD involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. CommitteesSEPTEMBER give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and TBD SATURDAY 11, 2021 COMMUNITY BUDGET REVIEW 9 AM opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 BOARD 2022 BUDGET VOTE 9 AM TBD Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement help it succeed resource. FRIDAY to OCTOBER 8, 2021 as a community WORKSHOP MEETING 1 PM TBD Our Association has three types of committees:

SUNDAY OCTOBER committees, 17, 2021 MEETING 10 AMand • Board appointed likeANNUAL our ECC, Disciplinary, Budget,

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Nominating, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2021 TheseWORKSHOP MEETING 1 PM TBD supervision of the 12, Board. are required by our Protective Covenants or ByLaws. They often have clearly defined power and authority.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2021 REGULAR MEETING 9 AM TBD Appointments are made for a three year term; however, there are no term limits as to how many terms someone may serve.

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SATURDAY DECEMBER 18,who 2021have expertise REGULAR MEETING 9AM our TBD and have members with a specific area within

community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area. Ad-hoc committees, such as Governing Documents, are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded.

So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the Association’s operations or if you’re interested in helping improve your community, we would be thrilled to talk to you about committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA or on our website, www.hideoutassoc.com. Feel free to contact any member of the Board or Community Manager, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109, for more information. ■


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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 (NonFee) 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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Winter has arrived and many of you are anxious to get out on the slopes. In December we were hit with Winter Storm Gail and many of you were wondering if the Ski Hill would open after the storm. While 18” of natural snow seems like an awful lot to most of us, especially when it needs to be removed from our driveways, the simple answer is that it really isn’t enough of a base for skiing. This is because there is a difference in the structure of machine-made snow versus natural snow. Natural snow is much more delicate, lighter and fluffier than machine-made snow. Approximately 6 inches of natural snow is only equal to one inch of the machine-made snow. Natural snow is really great for skiing on, but won’t stick around as long as the machinemade stuff. Making machine-made snow is a complicated process with many variables. Snowmakers take into account the temperature, humidity, precipitation and the type of snowmaking system they have available to them. When all of the conditions are right you will see snow

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being made on the hill. We were all hoping that COVID would make a miraculous exit from our lives however, that has not happened. We are still dealing with restrictions and in some ways they have gotten even tighter. Currently, the Ski Lodge is only open for patrons picking up take-out orders from the Ski Hill Grill. Unless this is lifted on January 4 (fingers crossed) the Ski Lodge will be able to be used for restrooms and take-out only. Our other buildings are still operating at reduced capacity and we will all still be wearing masks. 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. Reservations will still be required and can be made by visiting The Hideout webpage and filling out the Reservation form or by emailing skihillreservations@ thehideout.us. Please visit the website or facebook page for up to date information. ■

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Winter Sports Complex The Hideout SKI HILL

Skiing-Snowboarding Skiing Snowboarding - Ski Rentals Ski Rentals- Snowboard Rentals SnowboardSnowtubing 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 January 16 & 17 and February 13, 14, 20, 21, 2021 SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION #1

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

SKI/SNOWBOARD 4:30pm-8:30pmSESSION #2

4:30 p.m. -Sales/Rental 8:30 p.m. Ticket Shop: 3:00pm-6:00pm Ticket Sales/Rental 3:00 - 6:00 Rental returnsShop: beginning at p.m. 6:30pm Rental returns beginning at 6:30 p.m. TUBING SESSIONS

TUBING SESSIONS11:00am-12:30pm; 1:00pm-2:30pm; 9:00-10:30am; 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.; 11:00 6:00pm-7:30pm a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.; 4:00pm-5:30pm; 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.; 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Sales: Beginning 1 hour before session begins

Ticket Sales: Beginning 1 hour before session begins HOLIDAY WEEKS/STANDARD WEEKENDS

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Reservations Reservations are limited to Required 2 sessions of Reservations are2limited sessions Ski/Snowboard and sessionsto of 2 Tubing per lot of Ski/Snowboard, and 2 sessions of per week. tubing per lot per week. Please email your 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)of Requested -Number Adults/Children -Number of Adults/Children -Type of Rental Equipment Desired

-Type of Rental Equipment Desired

Confirmations will be provided within Confirmations will be provided within 24-hours 24- hours 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 notnot guaranteed. Rentals are guaranteed.

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

Tubing TUBING Sessions 1 ½ Hours

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SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION SKI/SNOWBOARD SESSION

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

TUBING SESSIONS TUBING SESSIONS

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Rentals RENTALS Include Skis/Snowboard, Boots, Poles

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J A N UA RY 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 The Hideout Santa 5k Run/Walk - December 5, 2020 By: Katy Foley - Recreation Programmer The Hideout Santa 5k Run/Walk December 5th, 2020 37-degree weather didn’t stop Hideout members from running and walking 3.1 miles around the North Section of The Hideout on Saturday, December 5th! The Hideout Recreation Department hosted their annual Santa 5k Run/Walk which started and ended at the Clubhouse. The course winded through large hills along Chestnut Road, down Navaho and back past the Golf Course. Hideout Security trailed behind the race and everyone successfully crossed the finish line. People of all ages participated and even some staff members joined in on the fun. Families, friends and four legged pets watched from the sidelines and helped cheer the runners on. The first-place female runner is a collegiate cross-country runner who ran way ahead of the crowd from the early beginning. The first-place male finisher is a 17-year-old runner who ran alongside the collegiate athlete and managed to finish with a six minute, thirty second mile pace. Congratulations to you both! Some participants wore Santa-themed attire and all were given festive hats, a personalized completion certificate and a meal voucher for a delicious spaghetti and meatball dish from the Clubhouse. Participants will also receive a t-shirt for completing the race from the Recreation Department. Thank you to all of the runners and walkers that made our event a success! Please come by Recreation to pick up your shirt. We are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Any questions, call Recreation at 570-630-3733. ■

The Hideout Tree Lighting Ceremony - December 12, 2020 By: Katy Foley - Recreation Programmer The Hideout’s 6th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony was held on Saturday, December 12th right on the South side lake at Roamingwood Park. With the new Pennsylvania restrictions set in order by Governor Wolf, the Recreation Department had to plan a virtual Tree Lighting Ceremony in lieu of a community gathering. The event was streamed via Facebook Live, and over 60 community members logged in to view the sixteen foot tree being lit for the first time this season. We truly missed our members this year and were excited to see so many online interactions. We know how much the ceremony means to our community and we hope that next year we are able to hold a normal, Hideout Tree Lighting Ceremony. The Lake Ariel Fire Department arrived at 6 p.m. to count our staff down for the holiday lights to turn on. We appreciate everyone’s understanding while we do our best to keep some normalcy in The Hideout in terms of events, especially when it comes to traditions. We also want to thank The Hideout Maintenance Department for supplying one of the largest trees we’ve ever had! Please continue to stay safe, feel free to visit our tree at Roamingwood Park and donate an ornament if you wish! Happy Holidays from The Recreation Department. ■


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Santa visits The Hideout!

On the afternoon of December 12, 2020, the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company gave Santa a ride around The Hideout on one of their firetrucks. They started around 1 p.m. on the South side of The Hideout and made their way to the North side. Thank you to Hideout Public Safety for the escort! Thank you to everyone who made this possible. See you next year Santa!


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January Recreation Activities Jan. 1 New Year’s Day Recreation Office Open 12-5pm

Jan. 22 Quilters Room 1pm

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

Jan. 23 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.)

Jan. 6 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person

Jan. 23 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 1-4 pm (Weekly)

Jan. 24 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m.

(Weekly)

Jan. 6 Quilters Room 1pm

Jan. 7 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.)

Jan. 24 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every Sunday at 11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

Jan. 7 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Jan. 8 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Jan. 8 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m.

Aerobics Room $10 per person

Jan. 8 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every Sunday at

11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

Jan. 8 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Jan. 8 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Jan. 9 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am – 4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Jan. 9 Beginner Pickleball lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Jan. 9 Indoor Court Prepaid evenings books 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Jan. 10 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Jan. 11 Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Jan. 11 Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm Jan. 11 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Jan. 11 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly M, W, TH)

Jan. 11 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly) Jan. 12 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tue., Fri)

Aerobics Room $10 per person

Jan. 24 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Jan. 24 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Jan. 24 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Jan. 25 Beginner Pickleball lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Jan. 25 Indoor Court Prepaid evenings books 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Jan. 26 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Jan. 27 Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm Jan. 27 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Jan. 27 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly M, W, TH)

Jan. 27 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly) Jan. 28 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tue., Fri) Jan. 29 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person

(Weekly)

Jan. 29 Quilters Room 1pm Jan. 30 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) Jan. 30 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 1-4 pm (Weekly) Jan. 31 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday 11am -12p.m.

Jan. 13 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person

***All dates an activities our subject to change due to changing Covid-19 mandated guidelines

(Weekly)

Jan. 13 Quilters Room 1pm Jan. 14 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) Jan. 14 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Jan. 15 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person

(Weekly)

Jan. 15 Quilters Room 1pm Jan. 16 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.) Jan. 16 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Jan. 17 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Jan. 17 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella friday11am -12p.m.

Aerobics Room $10 per person

Jan. 17 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every Sunday at

11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

Jan. 17 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Jan. 17 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Jan. 18 Beginner Pickleball lessons w/ Pat 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Jan. 18 Indoor Court Prepaid evenings books 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Jan. 19 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Jan. 20 Family Open Gym 11am-12:30pm Jan. 20 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Jan. 20 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly M, W, TH)

Jan. 20 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly) Jan. 21 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tue., Fri) Jan. 22 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person

(Weekly)

Aerobics Room $10 per person


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

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

Tues.

Feb. 2 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)

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

Feb. 5 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every Sunday

Fri.

at 11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

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.

Feb. 12 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every Sunday

Fri.

11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person at 11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

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)

Sun.

Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

Mon.

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

(Weekly Monday through Friday)

Mon.

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

Mon.

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

Mon.

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

Mon

Feb. 15 President’s Day Federal Holiday

Tues.

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

Wed.

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

Wed.

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

Feb. 17 Quilters Room 1pm (Weekly)

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

Feb. 19 Creative Movement Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella Friday

Fri.

Feb. 19 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every

Fri.

11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person Sunday at 11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

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.

Feb. 26 Hip-Hop Fitness W/Rebekah Ciannella 14yrs and up every

Fri.

11am -12p.m. Aerobics Room $10 per person Sunday at 11 a.m. -12p.m. in the RSC Aerobics room

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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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

The Hideout POA Environmental Control Committee

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 11/20/2020 Agenda Friday, 11/20/2020

Call to Order at: 9:00 am

Call to Order at: 9:00 am of Allegiance: PledgePledge of Allegiance: Present: Jeffrey Ross, Lieberher, Permitting Present: Jeffrey Ross,Larry Larry Lieberher, MikeMike Burns,Burns, Dennis Dennis Polhamus Polhamus Permitting Facilities Facilities Manager, Tina Administrative Fairfax Administrative Assistant Manager, Tina Fairfax Assistant

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

The Hideout POA Committee Environmental Control Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 12/11/2020 Agenda Friday, 12/11/2020

Call to Call Order at: 9:00 am to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Lieberher, Mike Burns, Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager, Mike Clark, Permitting Officer, Administrative Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Lieberher, MikeTina Burns,Fairfax Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Assistant, Manager, Mike Community Manager, LarryTina Frotten as a guest.Community Manager, Larry Clark, Permitting Officer, Fairfaxattended Administrative Assistant, Frotten attended as a guest.

Excused: N/A N/A Excused: nd

to approve themeeting meeting minutes of 11/13/2020 by: Larryby: L., 2 Larry Jeff R.L., Accepted as R. MotionMotion to approve the minutes of 11/13/2020 2nd Jeff written. Accepted as written. Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus: See attached sheet.

Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus: See attached sheet. Lot/Street

Type

Owner

1397 Woodview Terr

Approved Yes No

Deck

Bonner

Y

Reason

Select Renovations

Review/Discussion 1. CMR for allowance of Wading Pools - Presented by Dennis Polhams: The wording

1. CMR for allowance of Wading - Presented by Dennis The of the citation were discussed Pools and minor edits made. Committee votedPolhams: to approve wording of the citation were and minor edits made. Committee voted to citation with edits anddiscussed forward to the Board for consideration. 2. Review Updates ECC Manual: committee reviewed updates made to the approve citation with editsmade and to forward to the The Board for consideration. ECC Manual for theto2021 calendar year. The committee reviewed updates made to 2. Review Updates made ECC Manual: 3. Statusfor of Signs CMR:calendar This CMR year. was approved by the Board and will be included in the ECC Manual the 2021 2021 version the ECC & Contractors Manuals.by the Board and will be included in 3. Status of the Signs CMR:ofThis CMR was approved 4. Color Chart: An Earth Tone Color Chart was presented to the committee for use in the 2021 version of the ECC & Contractors Manuals. approval of community colors. This chart will be kept in the Environmental office. 4. Color Chart: An Earth Tone Color Chart was presented to the committee for use in approval community colors. discuissed This chart kept in the Environmental NewofBusiness: The committee the will needbe for inspection for rebar in garages withoffice. concrete slabs and the need to add pre-inspection provisions to the permit application for

New Business: The discuissed the need for inspection for rebar in garages garages. Dennis willcommittee take care of this. with concrete slabs and the need to add pre-inspection provisions to the permit Meeting at: 9:36 am application forended garages. Dennis will take care of this. Meeting ended at: 9:36 am Next Meeting: December 11, 11, 2020, thisthis meeting will be will held be via Zoom. Next Meeting: December 2020, meeting held via Zoom. ■ ECC Committee Meeting

Friday, 11/20/2020

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - 12/15/20 Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Judy Britton, Lyle Britton, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager, Lou Delli Santi, Board Liaison Excused: Bernadette Zumbo Items of Discussion: Due to the ongoing pandemic our committee has not had many meetings in 2020. At this Zoom meeting we expressed concern that during the pandemic we have had little interaction with members of The Hideout Community and feedback has been limited. We feel the role of this committee is to be a bridge between members and the Board of Directors to address the needs and concerns of this community to ensure The Hideout is meeting these needs. Since our Zoom meeting was quite successful, going forward we will be scheduling them for the second Tuesday of every month. We discussed putting an article in The Hideabout every month asking

Permits issued ECCPermitting Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus: See attached sheet. Permits issued bybyECC Officer Dennis Polhamus: See attached sheet. Lot/Street

Type

Owner

803 Deerfield Road

Generator

Crosby

Approved Yes No Y

Reason

Contractor Rinker

to COVID-19 Restrictions, this meeting was held viaheld Zoom. Due toDue COVID-19 Restrictions, this meeting was via Zoom. Review/Discussion

Review/Discussion

Zoom Called to order at 11:40 a.m.

Excused: N/A

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 11/13/2020 by: Jeff R. via email. Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 11/13/2020 by: Jeff R. via email. Approved as Approved as written. written.

Contractor

to COVID-19 Restrictions, this meeting was held via Zoom. Due toDue COVID-19 Restrictions, this meeting was held via Zoom.

Minutes of Communication Committee Meeting - December 15, 2020

Excused: N/A

the members for their suggestions to enhance our community and also to receive positive feedback. We will list the emails of the Communication Committee members to be contacted directly and we will respond to the member indicating that their suggestion will be brought up at our meeting at which time appropriate action will be taken. We discussed the procedure for filing a complaint: 1. Contact the department manager (email & phone number listed in The Hideabout) 2. If no response, then contact the Community Manager - Larry Frotten

Review/Discussion

1. Status of CMR for allowance of Wading Pools: This has been tabled by the Board until

1. Status of the CMR allowance of Wading Pools: This has been tabled by the Board next for meeting. until the next meeting. of 2021 ECC/Contractor Manuals: Both manuals have been updated for 2. Finalization 2. Finalization of 2021 Manuals: manuals been updated the 2021 season.ECC/Contractor The committee was pleased that theBoth pre-inspection for have concrete pads for included. for the 2021 garages season. The committee was pleased that the pre-inspection for concrete 3. Status included. of Fillable Permits for 2021: The permits have been updated for 2021 and made pads for garages fillable Permits PDF’s. Tina is working IT Department to put them on the for 2021 3. Status of into Fillable for 2021: with Thethepermits have been updated Hideout’s in a signable/fillable format thatthe can be directlytoto put the them and made into fillablewebsite PDF’s. Tina is working with ITsubmitted Department Environmental Department, as well as printed out if desired. In person permit on the Hideout’s website in a signable/fillable format that can be submitted directly applications will still be available for those who wish to use that format. to the Environmental Department, as well as printed out if desired. In person permit 4. Fence: The committee asked if there were any updates to this issue. Dennis informed applications them will still available those who wish to use that format. he is be working with outfor attorney. 4. Fence: The committee asked if there were any updates to this issue. Dennis informed he isThere working out attorney. Newthem Business: was nowith new business to discuss New Business: There was Meeting ended at: 9:39 am no new business to discuss Meeting ended at: 9:39 am Next Meeting: 12/30/2020 9:00 9:00 am viavia Zoom. Next Meeting: 12/30/2020 am Zoom. ■ ECC Committee Meeting

Friday, 12/11/2020

A Message from the Communication Committee to Members of The Hideout

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he Communication Committee of The Hideout’s mission is 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. We’re listening! Committee members email addresses:

3. If emailing, send to the department manager and cc: the Community Manager

Lyle Britton - lylebr977@gmail.com

Terri Letteratis - theresaletteratis@gmail.com

For our future Zoom meetings, Lisa will check if they will be handled thru The Hideout website event calendar so that any member may join the meeting.

Eileen Simon - efsimon64@gmail.com

Judith Townsend - jt179854@gmail.com ■

Meeting ended at 12:40 pm The next meeting is Monday, January 11, 2021 at 11:30 am via Zoom ■


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Wildlife and Forestry Committee Zoom Meeting Minutes - 12/10/20 December 10th 2020 Wildlife and Forestry Committee Zoom Meeting Minutes

Present: Ryan Hill, Laura Rusnak, Cathy Long, John Goldman, Paul Spiese, Fred Sakacs Absent: N/A Excused: N/A Start Time: 11:01AM

but they will be recommending a fungal application of Entomophaga maimaiga.

Eagle Cam/Bald Eagle Management:

Formal summary will be made available soon and will be shared with the committee. Ryan explained that Forest Tent Caterpillar levels remained undetectable, which was very positive to hear. Slight to moderate levels of Eastern Tent Caterpillar and Gypsy Moth were observed.

Nature Trail:

Motion to Approve November 12th Minutes: Motion made by Fred, Seconded by Cathy

Funding allocation efforts for potential spraying in future years will still occur.

End Time: 11:56AM

Committee reviewed the summary provided by Tree Savers, LLC. based on their Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) inspection that occurred in early November. Observation for Winter 20202021 indicated HWA populations above 50% and needle drop below 25% among other variables.

Motion to Adjourn: Motion made by Cathy, Seconded by Laura Next Giveaway Event: Committee discussed that an order was placed on 12/04/20 with Pinelands Nursery for a Native Seed Giveaway Event slated to occur in Spring ’21. Ended up ordering 21 different species types in varying amounts depending on what quantity they had in stock and to try and obtain a good variety of options that would do well in either moist sites or dry sites. Should receive that order in either late December or early January, along with a display stand. Committee will need to determine distribution date, advertising options, logistics, and if we want to conduct an additional, smaller order or not in Spring ‘21. Total of 965 seed packets ordered so far. Community/Feral Cats: Ryan discussed that C Alley Cats was highlighted in the December Hideabout newspaper as having processed 39 cats, with 20 of those being kittens which were put into foster care and are up for adoption. As for adults, 19 were treated and returned.

Hemlock Trees at Roamingwood Park:

Committee discussed that HWA populations are back on the rise, which can be attributed to last winter’s mild temperatures. Tree Savers Inc. stated that overall, hemlock health is looking really good with minimal needle drop. Winter fertilization was completed and next time they are on site, they’ll release predatory beetles in Spring ’21. HWA brochure will be updated to reflect these new stats. Spotted Lanternfly: Ryan indicated that there are no real updates in the Entomology world on SLF. The 6 SLF signs have received the magnets that showcase the egg masses. To date, 26 PA counties are SLF quarantined, with more likely on the near horizon which will almost certainly include Wayne County. Geese Management:

Ryan is still attempting to lock C Alley Cats in for a Zoom educational forum either in December or January.

No updates. Won’t revisit till Spring ’21 with Palmyra Wildlife. Currently solidifying 2021 contract.

Ryan has revitalized the 2021 contract with C Alley Cats to reflect transition from “pilot phase” to full “TNR program”, has been approved by Hideout counsel. Waiting on C Alley Cats to sign and return.

Birth Control/Deer:

Deer Management:

Wood Duck Boxes:

Committee discussed that 1 antlered deer was harvested over at the Miller Road DMAP parcel during the regular firearms season. No DMAP tags were filled at this DMAP parcel or at the campground DMAP parcel. All hunting efforts are being done in accordance with the 2020-2021 PA Game Commission’s rules and regulations for the harvesting of deer and is being completed on land not within the community, but on parcels of land approved for such activities that are owned by The Hideout adjacent to the community.

Cedar chips still need to be refreshed in late December. Ryan explained that he will try to document/video the process and add to the environmental Instagram page. Ryan is still exploring if we are able to acquire some materials to construct additional nesting boxes, which would be donated to Wildwood Hunting and Fishing Club. Ryan has spoken with the woodworker’s club and they are reviewing the possibility of assisting with 3 boxes to be constructed. If they are unable to assist, the boxes will not be able to be made this season. Increasing wood duck habitat at Wildwood Lake would benefit The Hideout since the ducks would overlap between our property and theirs in search of food, open water, and mates.

Gypsy Moths: Ryan elaborated that the NGMMG conducted their Fall 2020 analysis of the 98 sites and that they indicated that no spraying is needed for Spring 2021,

No new updates. Not authorized for use by the PA Game Commission. Nuisance Animals: No new updates

No updates. Ryan explained that the Nature Trail sign re-design is still on his to-do list, as well as planning efforts for Spring 2021. A small budget has been approved for nature trail upgrades and educational signage. One member has even donated some wooden walking platforms that will be integrated into the trail system near traditionally muddy/wet zones. Native Vegetation Meadow/Deer Exclusion Zone: Ryan discussed that we are looking at mowing down the native vegetation area in March – May of 2021, 2 or so times to help combat the invasive bindweed that unfortunately took root this past season. He will flag out blueberry bushes now so its known where they are come springtime. Lots of deer browsing pressure has occurred on the blueberry plants outside the fenced zone. New Business/Comments/Questions: *Laura has been working on our National Wildlife Federation components, including a new brochure between us and NWF. Laura went on to elaborate on some of the many other items she’s working on via NWF and the 11 common areas we got certified + the brochure she created. 2 certified wildlife habitat signs should be arriving shortly and will be put up on display at Tract 29 as well as near Deerfield. Our IT Manger is working on running a report to confirm the total number of full time/year-round residents in the community which will help the NWF determine some of our remaining requirements for the approval process. Laura requested that the National Wildlife Federation be documented as a standing discussion point for all future meetings to which the committee agreed.

a good turnout of around 10 participants. The 10 attendees were provided with a tick-removal kit that was donated by the presenter. Ryan forgot to record the session unfortunately but will try to do so for future events so it can be shared after the fact. *Ryan indicated that USDA will be on site to conduct their deer density survey here after the 2 weeks firearm season concludes. Will be conducting 2 deer surveys and then assembling a summary report for the Board of Directors to review and vote if a Spring 2021 deer removal operation will occur or not if recommended by USDA and the Wildlife & Forestry Committee + Environmental Manager. Current deer population from Spring 2020 was at 68.4 deer per square mile. A healthy forest and deer herd should be between 10-15 or 20 deer per square mile. *Ryan discussed that the 2020 Bat Drawing Contest winners were provided with their bat boxes. Nice article was written up in the December Hideabout showing all of the submissions and the drawings are all on display on the front door of the POA. *Committee discussed that approximately 400 (18 Gallon) green colored recycling bins were purchased and that they are currently for sale at the Recreation Center and the Maintenance Complex for $15.00. Included with each bin are 8 National Wildlife Federation flyers. Recreation is assisting in advertising and came up with the following video for their Facebook and Instagram pages: https://www.wevideo.com/ view/1948996461 Next Wildlife & Forestry meeting is January 14th 2021, via Zoom. Invite will be on the events calendar for that day. ■

*Ryan and Paul discussed how the Tick/ Lyme Disease Presentation was held via Zoom on 12/4/20 at 6PM with Valerie Bell of Penn State Extension and that we had

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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!

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HAMLIN LAKE ARIEL ROTARY Your Rotary club has been hard at work trying to keep the good deeds going amidst another near-shutdown. Our in person meetings have gone virtual to keep everyone safe. Thanks to ZOOM, we are able to keep in touch. Volunteers from our group assisted Salem Township, the Masons, and Western Wayne School District in assembling food baskets for local families. Included were canned vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, bread, milk, cereal, cocoa, and even a Turkey! Each family received large bags with enough food for a week. The food was distributed by the district just prior to Thanksgiving. In early December we adopted a family for Christmas as we do every year. This year were able to fulfil the Christmas wishes for a local mom and her 5 children. We also worked with KidCareGivers to distribute puzzles to Victims Intervention Center. We also donated 200 shopping bags to the WWSD Christmas food drive. The motto for Rotary is Service Above Self. If this rings true to you, you might consider joining us! For more information, feel free to call Membership Chair Terri Ditty at 570-947-1649 or Club Secretary Eileen Talalas at 570-499-2793.

DELIVERIES

Are you experiencing issues receiving physical deliveries to your dwelling? We’re here to help you out! When placing an order or making arrangements for physical deliveries that are too large to be received at your USPS designated mailbox, be sure to keep the following in mind: For all mail, including UPS, FedEx, and other delivery service orders, you must indicate your name, your lot number + street name, followed by your mailing address for The Hideout, and then Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Ex) John Smith 542 Lakeview Drive West (Your Mailing Address Number) The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436

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Please note that USPS will never deliver packages to your dwelling. If a parcel cannot fit inside of your USPS mailbox in the community, they will either leave you a key to access it inside of a larger USPS mailbox nearby OR they will leave you a notice indicating the package was held at their facility and must be picked up there. For routine deliveries other than UPS & FedEx, such as a grocery delivery service, for example, you will need to make arrangements with Public Safety to register that service provider as a guest for your lot. This will allow the service provider to go right to your dwelling, and not require your physical presence to escort them into the community. Simply contact Public Safety by calling (570) 698-4100, ext. 140 to make those arrangements. For questions for the Lake Ariel United States Post Office, please call (570) 6985311.


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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 guests 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: The need for the following positions will vary based on changing COVID-19 restrictions. LINE/PREP COOKS ORDER TAKERS 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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Understanding weather emergencies

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eather emergencies can happen at any time of year and in any part of the world. Learning to recognize the most common weather hazards can help people confront adverse weather situations more capably. High temperatures High temperatures are experienced during the summer in many parts of the world. Heat waves occur when high temperatures stick around for two or more days, advises the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. To qualify as a heat wave, temperatures have to exceed the historical averages for a given area. Highpressure systems trap air in one place as it warms, leading to a heat wave. While heat waves may not seem especially dangerous, the NOAA says they kill more people than all other weather-related disasters combined. Floods A flood is a major weather hazard that is caused by heavy rainfall over a given area in a short period of time. During a flood, water does not drain quickly enough. Flooding occurs rather suddenly and has the potential to cause loss of life and property damage. Raging torrents of water can form and rip through anything in their path, states the National Weather Service. Flooding is dangerous while it is happening,

but also afterwards, as live wires, waste and debris can pose their own hazards. Hurricanes Hurricanes are destructive and dangerous storms that may be referred to as “cyclones” and “typhoons” in other parts of the world. These storms cause high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and tidal surges. Unlike some other storms, hurricanes can be tracked for days prior to making landfall. That means people have ample time to take the necessary steps to stay safe when they’re in the path of a hurricane. Tornadoes Tornadoes form a concentrated, highly volatile and rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cloud. National Geographic says their winds may top 250 miles per hour and affect pathways up to a mile wide and 50 miles long. Tornadoes have been reported in various countries, but are most often seen in the United States. Additional weather hazards include earthquakes, blizzards, wildfires, mudslides, and even run-of-themill thunderstorms. Understanding storms can help people recognize the appropriate measures they can take to stay safe should they find themselves in the line of an adverse weather event. ■

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The many ways walking benefits your body

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ife changed dramatically in 2020. When the World Health Organization declared a COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, hundreds of millions of people across the globe were forced to change how they go about their daily lives, including how they exercise.

Health-conscious adults accustomed to exercising at local gyms had to find new ways to exercise in the wake of the pandemic. Many gyms were forced to close in areas hit hard by COVID-19, and that left many people without access to fitness equipment like weights and cardiovascular machines. Resilient men and women soon found ways to exercise, and many of them embraced walking. Though walking might not provide the same level of intensity that fitness enthusiasts are accustomed to, the Arthritis Foundation® notes the various ways walking benefits the body. · Walking protects against heart disease and stroke. Walking strengthens the heart and protects it against heart disease. The AF also notes that walking lowers blood pressure. In fact, post-menopausal women who walk just one to two miles per day can lower their blood pressure by nearly 11 points in 24 weeks, while women who walk for 30 minutes a day can reduce their risk of stroke by 20 percent. · Walking strengthens the bones. New York-based Plancher Orthopedics and Sports Medicine notes that walking can stop the loss of bone mass for people with osteoporosis. In addition, post-

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menopausal women who incorporate 30 minutes of walking into their daily fitness regimens can reduce their risk of hip fractures by 40 percent. · Walking can extend your life. The AF notes that one study linked walking to longer life expectancy, finding that people who exercise regularly in their fifties and sixties were 35 percent less likely to die over the next eight years than people who never walked. · Walking can improve mood. One study from researchers at California State University, Long Beach, found that the more steps people taking during the day, the better their moods were. · Walking can lower risk for cognitive decline. Walking also has been linked to a lower risk for age-related cognitive decline. A study from the University of Virginia Health System found that men between the ages of 71 and 93 who walked more than a quarter of a mile per day had half the incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared to men who walked less. In addition, a study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found that age-related memory decline was lower among women ages 65 and older who walked 2.5 miles per day than it was among women who walked less than half a mile per week. Foot traffic increased as people were forced to find new ways to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Walking is a great way to stay in shape and even provides some lesser known benefits for people who walk each day. ■


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Board Meeting Minutes - December 5, 2020 - continued (continued from page 17) sold to offset the difference in budget and cost. 20-69 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted capital expense of $4,986.00 for the replacement of the heating system at Golf Maintenance under the bid amount on an emergency basis. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, and passed 7-0. Larry indicated that golf had a questionable, old system. The company contracted is a preferred vendor who The Hideout is working with to establish a maintenance contract. The old system was not worth fixing and may have been dangerous. The price was in line with the work and materials. The heating system will be propane as opposed to oil for additional savings. 20-70 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted expense of $6,639.68, the lowest quote, for an outdoor curtain enclosure for the Outdoor Sports Complex to extend the use of the outdoor facility in light of COVID indoor gathering restrictions. Motion by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. Larry stated that this purchase was to get extended use out of the OSC and allow more people to participate in meetings and events. After the contract to purchase the sides to the OSC, the restrictions for COVID changed and outdoor space was defined as an area with three open sides. This is still a good purchase as it provides additional protection from the elements for stored equipment in the winter and will extend future use. The item can be installed in-house. (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 5. New Business: 20-71 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint the Board of Director liaisons to Committees as follows: Environmental Control Committee Paul Spiese, Director Wildlife & Forestry Committee Paul Spiese, Director Budget Committee Marie Krauss, Treasurer Food & Beverage Committee Marie Krauss, Treasurer Roamingwood Sewer & Water Andrew Miller, President Lakes Committee Andrew Miller, President

Disciplinary Committee Jerry Restaino, Director Governing Documents Committee Jerry Restaino, Director Communications Committee Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Golf Committee Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Nominating Committee Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Vice President Long Range Planning Committee Rick Yocum, Chairperson Public Works Committee Michael Terranova, Vice President Public Safety Committee Michael Terranova, Vice President

Parks & Recreation Committee Rick Yocum, Chairperson Motion by Andrew Miller, seconded by Marie Krauss, and passed 7-0. 20-72 MOTION RESOLVED TO appoint and/or approve members to the Committees as presented by the Board of Directors. Rick Yocum recommended this Motion be tabled until January. Motion to table by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spies and tabled 7-0. 20-73 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the 2021 Board of Director Meeting Schedule as presented. Motion by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 7-0. Lot 2585. Member questioned moving the Workshops to a more convenient date and time. Michael Terranova indicated that this could be reviewed for the future needs of the Board, but staff put a lot of effort and time into the schedule to avoid scheduling conflicts.

dates. From January to March, there is no structural knowledge on finances for that year to predict the coming year and the Financial Department is busy with the audit process. The proposed budget presentation to the Budget Committee will be June 30 and the Board vote will be in September. The second change is to the Nominating Committee structure so only one Board member will be a nonvoting liaison as opposed to two Board members being voting members of the Committee. The third change allows for electronic voting and requires Board candidates a deadline to sign required documents. Rick thanked Jerry and the Governing Documents Committee for the monumental work on the Bylaws. (General Comments and Questions)

Cell Tower: In response to a member question, Larry stated that improved cell service is an ongoing process. The Hideout is handicapped by political issues and cell carriers for this project. Larry met with Representatives and Commissioners. A Petition will be started. Getting carriers to install antennae is the issue and not the cell tower. Michael reported that he is still in contact with Crown Royal, the premier cell tower builder who also secures providers. He provided GPSS coordinates for some recommended sites and with the help of Kelly Vaccaro provided the street addresses. The representative indicated that COVID is a factor, but this is not a moot item. North Gate Entrance: There are plans for the water pooling at the North Gate entrance, but the main lines are going under this area so a trench is risky and may cost $26,000 to send the water across the road. There is the option to shovel out a hole and go from there or raise and tilt the asphalt, but this is costly. Frost will be an issue soon and Penn DOT approval is required because it is along a state road.

(Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any)

Tiki Bar: The plan is to open the Tiki Bar next season and the Food & Beverage Department is working towards this with staffing in mind. Staff is being recruited to share the work at all Food & Beverage amenities.

6. Committee Recommendations:

7. Community Budget Review

20-74 MOTION RESOLVED TO accept the Governing Document Committee’s recommendation to approve the proposed Bylaw Amendment for Article IX, Section 3 Preliminary Budget, and Article X, Section 5 Election of Directors as presented in the 2021 dues mailing for membership vote. Motion by e-mail vote on November 18, 2020 and passed 7-0.

Members’ questions & comments regarding the proposed 2021 Budget which has been posted for a minimum of 30 days and was available at the meeting for membership review.

Lot 1977. Member asked for an explanation of the recommended changes. Jerry reported that the first change involves the budget presentation

Larry reported that the Budget Committee has a good working relationship and the members are knowledgeable. Commended the good job of the members: Frank Palm, Virginia Sabia, Peter Boyer, Barbara Kelczewski, Richard Straczynski and Judie Nuskey. Complimented Debra Tramantano on putting together the budget after only being here 2-3 weeks. Larry reported this is a needs based budget and the process

will require some refining to be successful. Debra Tramantano indicated that the budget is conservative in expense projections subject to COVID restrictions and mandatory closing. Capital was reviewed closely and is needs based and member requested. The budget was posted the minimum required 30 days. Lot 1199. Member questioned the wage increase in the budget. Larry stated that the benefits were budgeted for an expected increase, but remained flat. The projected 3-5% wage raise this year was not given due to decreased income. The staffing improvements, transfers and promotions made will motivate the employees and show that there is room for advancement. The liability insurance quote was not received yet. There was a $28,000 healthcare rebate based on an allowable 85% expense received this year which was distributed to qualified employees. Debra said there is a projected 2-3% wage increase budgeted for next year if revenue permits in June. The 4% projected for benefits is now flat. Larry said The Hideout minimum wage for non-tip employees was raised to $10 per hour based upon the state’s projected wage increase anticipated to be $13 per hour. Every $1 per hour wage costs The Hideout approximately $2,800 for the year. Lot 1977. Member inquired about a refund or credit due to limited amenity opening this year. Larry stated that the Board decided not to at this time because of the uncertainty what the next year will bring and the projects postponed due to limited amenity income this year. Michael Terranova commended, Larry, Ryan and Debra on handling the budget on a daily basis. Rick Yocum thanked the Board, Ryan and Larry for their efforts in establishing and running Zoom meetings. 8. Vote to adjourn the meeting. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. BOARD BUDGET VOTE & MEETING: December 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■


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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Notice of Rate Increase Our mission at RS&W is, and will always be, to provide the safest drinking water and most effective wastewater treatment to our customers. This is an increasingly more costly undertaking, as many more new regulations are implemented, within our industry. As your water & sewer service provider, we are committed to finding ways to offer the best quality and most cost-effective service. In an effort to bring some financial reprieve to the community rate payers, RS&W had been able to hold the sewer & water rates, from increasing, since 2016. This enabled us to complete the final two stages of the infrastructure replacement project, without additional financial burden to our customers. This project was a major accomplishment for our organization & our community. As well as, an award winning endeavor, through American Water Works Association (AWWA), as the largest infrastructure replacement project in the United States. Unfortunately, in order to keep up with the rising debt service payments and operational costs, RS&W will be implementing a 3% rate increase, effective 1st Quarter 2021. This will increase the Developed rate to $402.00 per quarter and Undeveloped to $258.00 per quarter. The rate change will take effect in the 1st Quarter billing on: April 1, 2021.

Selling your house? What you need to know. Homes are currently being sold, at record rates, within the community. When it comes to your RS&W account, there are few things you should know when selling your home/ property. Listed below are some key things that should be kept in mind when listing your home and when preparing for closing. You may also contact our business office with any questions regarding the sale of your home/property. Be sure there are no outstanding service/ delinquent payment issues pending:  Delinquent Action/Municipal Liens/ Collections Satisfied  Service line repairs  Meter Reading issues  Radio & Touchpad issues  Leaks that could lead to a high use bill and extra fees at closing. IMPORTANT!! Once a closing date has been set, any outstanding balances will be sent to the Title Company, upon their request, and collected at the closing. Please DO NOT PAY any balances without contacting RS&W first. The HUD, or closing documents, are finalized well in advance of the actual closing. Changing the amount due will affect the payout. What is listed on the final documents, must be collected and every attempt to avoid unnecessary overpayments, should be made.

Keep Your EcoTran & Curb Valves Safe This Winter! Winter is upon us, and if December was any indication, we will 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 and for the plow to stay clear of these utility services. This will decrease the likelihood of any accidental damage and repair costs.

2021 Holiday Schedule Date

Holiday

January

Friday, January 1—New Year’s Day

February

Monday, February 15—Presidents Day

April

Friday, April 2—Good Friday / Easter

May

Monday, May 31—Memorial Day

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

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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of November 30, 2020 MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES NET DUES RELATED INCOME INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME TOTAL NON-AMENITY INCOME AMENITY INCOME: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE WOODSHOP LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI BAR

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

440,827 (27,708) (4,579) -

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

(7,579) -

0.0% 0.0% -252.6%

408,540

416,119

(7,579)

68 25

2,500 166

408,633 9,901 25 120 (65) 9,777 2,434 1,110 2,720 37,338 12,909 43,761 7,412 -

PRIOR YR ('19) ACTUAL

YTD ACTUAL

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

PRIOR YR ('19) ACTUAL

423,367 (26,908) 5,441 -

4,847,853 (304,787) (8,236) (100)

4,849,093 (304,787) 33,000 11,500

(1,240) (41,236) (11,600)

0.0% 0.0% -125.0%

-1.8%

401,900

4,534,730

4,588,806

(54,076)

-1.2%

4,419,122

(2,432) (141)

-97.3% -84.9%

3,100 28

4,793 11,043

27,500 1,826

(22,707) 9,217

-82.6% 504.8%

48,001 1,547

418,785

(10,152)

-2.4%

405,028

4,550,566

4,618,132

(67,566)

-1.5%

4,468,670

5,500 12,500 1,200 980 600 50 2,720 15,480 14,650 50,250 2,500 12,156

4,401 25 120 (65) (2,723) (1,200) 1,454 510 (50) 21,858 (1,741) (6,489) (2,500) 7,412 (12,156)

80.0%

109,225 21,729 64,701 144,680 83,113 80,263 208,216 13,464 8,796 3,317 36,915 403,047 133,841 524,725 4,524 73,055 5,663

84,500 25,500 100,000 153,400 107,500 171,800 215,980 19,010 6,600 3,200 32,320 273,420 177,600 557,750 32,500 91,000 298,228

24,725 (3,771) (35,299) (8,720) (24,387) (91,537) (7,764) (5,546) 2,196 117 4,595 129,627 (43,759) (33,025) (27,976) (17,945) (292,565)

29.3% -14.8% -35.3% -5.7% -22.7% -53.3% -3.6% -29.2% 33.3% 3.7% 14.2% 47.4% -24.6% -5.9% -86.1% -19.7% -98.1%

110,629 24,462 101,703 153,085 107,683 147,381 170,737 15,617 7,885 3,320 39,795 326,611 153,565 657,160 17,582 82,258 258,268

-21.8% -100.0% 148.4% 85.0% -100.0% 0.0% 141.2% -11.9% -12.9% -100.0% -100.0%

5,229 210 325 8,416 272 1,755 500 (33) 3,770 16,092 17,699 68,520 15,638

4,657,033 (295,992) 58,531 (450)

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

127,442

118,586

8,856

7.5%

138,393

1,919,274

2,350,308

(431,034)

-18.3%

2,377,741

TOTAL INCOME

536,075

537,371

(1,296)

-0.2%

543,421

6,469,840

6,968,440

(498,600)

-7.2%

6,846,411

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

108,560 921 18,002 1,802 11,258 37,159 (90) 15,319 5,954 151,518 746 23,187 97,213 9,974 62,788 173 8,920 12,766

103,734 873 10,881 1,902 890 34,331 2,424 19,754 5,390 124,678 1,159 23,536 107,124 16,982 61,526 2,083 500 19,540

(4,826) (48) (7,121) 100 (10,368) (2,828) 2,514 4,435 (564) (26,840) 413 349 9,911 7,008 (1,262) 1,910 (8,420) 6,774

-4.7% -5.5% -65.4% 5.3% -1164.9% -8.2% 103.7% 22.5% -10.5% -21.5% 35.6% 1.5% 9.3% 41.3% -2.1% 91.7% -1684.0% 34.7%

104,811 1,032 19,855 1,568 1,009 30,294 645 18,615 4,885 136,838 766 18,110 88,943 10,891 75,642 375 3,900 15,094

1,211,547 14,234 222,999 45,782 169,837 361,780 106,123 254,913 62,890 1,445,404 9,119 362,539 1,192,389 126,898 829,448 4,269 47,449 169,102

1,208,018 13,603 181,916 50,281 190,401 458,754 103,263 290,945 61,723 1,456,681 10,019 363,796 1,266,374 184,992 708,911 22,913 74,037 308,729

(3,529) (631) (41,083) 4,499 20,564 96,974 (2,860) 36,032 (1,167) 11,277 900 1,257 73,985 58,094 (120,537) 18,644 26,588 139,627

-0.3% -4.6% -22.6% 8.9% 10.8% 21.1% -2.8% 12.4% -1.9% 0.8% 9.0% 0.3% 5.8% 31.4% -17.0% 81.4% 35.9% 45.2%

1,147,306 13,995 201,277 41,128 154,387 416,417 95,120 262,452 57,553 1,489,128 9,306 302,860 1,120,449 119,991 809,470 12,920 65,145 279,553

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

566,170

537,307

(28,863)

-5.4%

533,273

6,636,722

6,955,356

318,634

4.6%

6,598,457

3,896

2,108

(1,788)

-84.8%

4,379

10,840

24,483

13,643

55.7%

2,277

570,066

539,415

(30,651)

-5.7%

537,652

6,647,562

6,979,839

332,277

4.8%

6,600,734

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (33,991)

(2,044)

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 81,250

129 81,250

(115,370)

(83,423)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(31,947) (31,947)

5,769 0.0% 0.0% -38.3%

884 81,250 (76,365)

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

(177,722)

(11,399)

1,422 893,750

1,419 893,750

(1,072,894)

(166,323)

(906,568)

(3) -

-0.2% 0.0%

2,222 893,750

(166,326)

-18.3%

(650,295)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

245,677

Prior Year (2019) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(98,659) (921) (17,977) (1,682) (11,323) (27,382) 90 (15,319) (3,520) (150,408) (746) (20,467) (59,875) 2,935 (19,027) (173) (1,508) (12,766)

(98,234) (873) (10,881) (1,902) (890) (21,831) (1,224) (19,754) (4,410) (124,078) (1,109) (20,816) (91,644) (2,332) (11,276) 417 (500) (7,384)

(425) (48) (7,096) 220 (10,433) (5,551) 1,314 4,435 890 (26,330) 363 349 31,769 5,267 (7,751) (590) (1,008) (5,382)

109,225 21,729 64,701 144,680 83,113 80,263 208,216 13,464 8,796 3,317 36,915 403,047 133,841 524,725 4,524 73,055 5,663

1,211,547 14,234 222,999 45,782 169,837 361,780 106,123 254,913 62,890 1,445,404 9,119 362,539 1,192,389 126,898 829,448 4,269 47,449 169,102

(1,102,322) 7,495 (158,298) 98,898 (86,724) (281,517) 102,093 (254,913) (49,426) (1,436,608) (5,802) (325,624) (789,342) 6,943 (304,723) 255 25,606 (163,439)

(1,123,518) 11,897 (81,916) 103,119 (82,901) (286,954) 112,717 (290,945) (42,713) (1,450,081) (6,819) (331,476) (992,954) (7,392) (151,161) 9,587 16,963 (10,501)

21,196 (4,402) (76,382) (4,221) (3,823) 5,437 (10,624) 36,032 (6,713) 13,473 1,017 5,852 203,612 14,335 (153,562) (9,332) 8,643 (152,938)

(1,036,677) 10,467 (99,574) 111,957 (46,704) (269,036) 75,617 (262,452) (41,936) (1,481,243) (5,986) (263,065) (793,838) 33,574 (152,310) 4,662 17,113 (21,285)

(65,645) (2,972) (58,724) (13,059) (40,020) (12,481) 26,476 7,539 (7,490) 44,635 184 (62,559) 4,496 (26,631) (152,413) (4,407) 8,493 (142,154)

(438,728)

(418,721)

(20,007)

1,919,274

6,636,722

(4,717,448)

(4,605,048)

(112,400)

(4,220,716)

(496,732)

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: November 30, 2020

JANUARY 2021 • 43 THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH MONTH VARIANCE % ACTUAL BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

408,633 A

418,785

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

127,442

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

(10,152)

-2.4%

405,028

118,586

8,856

7.5%

138,393

536,075

537,371

(1,296)

-0.2%

543,421

570,066

539,415

(30,651)

-5.7%

537,652

(33,991)

(2,044)

81,379

81,379

-

0

(115,370)

(83,423)

(31,947)

-38.3%

(31,947)

5,769

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

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: November 30, 2020

B

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

YTD ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

4,550,566 A

4,618,132

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,919,274

(76,365)

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

(67,566)

-1.5%

4,468,670

2,350,308

(431,034)

-18.3%

2,377,741

6,469,840

6,968,440

(498,600)

-7.2%

6,846,411

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

6,647,562

6,979,839

332,277

4.8%

6,600,734

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

(177,722)

(11,399)

895,172

895,169

(3)

(1,072,894)

(906,568)

(166,326)

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF: November 30, 2020

B

82,134

(166,323)

5,299,878

1

5,036,925

262,953

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,945,438

2

2,501,972

TOTAL AMENITY OPERATING EXPENSE

7,245,316 7,280,160

895,972

-18.3%

(650,295)

3

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

5.22%

4,780,280

(556,534)

-22.24%

2,506,980

7,538,897

(293,581)

-3.89%

7,287,260

7,573,437

293,277

3.87%

7,278,399

-1%

8,861

0.0%

986,000

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

(34,844)

(34,540)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

976,551

976,551

(1,011,395)

(1,011,091)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

C

0.0%

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

ADJUSTED FORECAST

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

TOTAL INCOME

245,677

(304)

(304) 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 forecasted increase of 5.22% due to PPP funding 2 Amenity/Operating Income forecasted decrease of 22.24% due to Covid restrictions 3 Amenity Operating Expense forecasted realization of 104% of total budgeted operating expenses


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2020 Capital Expenditures - As of November 30, 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

-

1,458

22,025

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

-

***Budget Software

17,000

(366) 3,000

***Street Sweeper

-

90-32

-

5,187

5,187

-

***Golf Maintenance Heating System

-

90-34

-

4,986

4,986

-

***Contour Mower Deck/Rake

-

90-35

-

28,337

28,337

-

80,307

231,888

190,569

342,149 Adjusted Budget

Capital Reserve Projects

Department

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

2,453 2,244

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-33

7,500

-

10,138

(2,638)

Two Way Radio Repeater System Upgrade

Public Safety

10-35

13,000

-

12,762

238

AED Units (4)

Public Safety

10-36

5,500

-

4,411

1,089

Magic Carpet Lift Tow

Ski Hill

12-30

55,000

-

166,511

(111,511)

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-31

60,000

-

15,000

45,000

Rental Equipment Rotation

Ski Hill

12-32

30,000

-

28,541

1,459

Marina Docks (3 of 3)

Lakes & Marina

13-30

69,584

-

70,325

Lodge Pool Repair

Pools & Beaches

15-30

16,000

-

9,975

6,025

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-31

18,000

-

-

18,000

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-31

16,000

-

-

16,000

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-31

16,000

-

-

16,000

Canoes (2)

Recreation

16-33

2,270

-

-

2,270

Lake Kayaks (6)

Recreation

16-34

2,208

-

-

2,208

Smart Strider 895 (Exercise) Elliptical

Recreation

16-36

1,259

-

-

1,259

RSC Back Ramp/Stairs - New Concrete

Recreation

16-37

4,700

-

-

4,700

Garden Club Shed

Recreation

16-38

3,000

-

-

3,000

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-31

40,000

-

-

40,000

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-33

4,000

-

-

4,000

Stormwater Maintenance Allocation (Various Jobs)

Facilities Maintenance

30-30

250,000

-

92,893

157,107

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

Road Paving - Small Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

50,000

-

41,742

8,258

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-33

25,000

-

-

25,000

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-34

23,000

-

-

23,000

Eagle Beaver Chipper

Facilities Maintenance

30-35

20,000

-

8,692

11,308

Woodworker's Siding

Woodshop

33-30

12,000

-

-

12,000

Grant Match - Stormwater - Ridgeview

Lakes & Environmental

35-20

52,175

-

4,581

47,594

Entrance Pond Aeration (Fountain Unit) + Electrical

Lakes & Environmental

35-30

18,000

-

13,266

4,734

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

-

39,910

261,590

(741)

Unitrends Recovery Series 8010 Recovery Appliance

Administration

40-31

22,500

-

21,066

1,434

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration

40-32

10,000

-

8,982

1,018

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration

40-33

8,000

-

4,828

3,172

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

200 575 (561)

(38) 5,000

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

1,504,876

633,326

1,736,763

823,895

* Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

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 AS OF November 30, 2020

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

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

75.069% 21.884% 3.047%

Billed 3904 1,355 395 55

7,046,720

100.00%

1,805

TOTAL DUES BILLED

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

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

%

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%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2020

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

74 25 23 122

2.3% 0.9% 0.9% 4.13%

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 4th Quarter 2020

47,794 89,481 137,275

26 58 84

0.7% 1.3% 0.0% 1.95%

3,437

90.29%

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

6,362,312

-

Budget 3635

% OF $ PAID

1st Quarter 2020 APRIL MAY JUNE

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YTD Membership Dues Analysis: $6,362,312 collected through November 30th, 2020; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2020 dues from 2019 in the amount of $90,007.

Current Projection

2020 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3635 3600 PROJECTION

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,498,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

6,561,175

(63,175)

2020 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED

FAV<UNFAV>

YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

127,805

84,060

VARIANCE

43,745

% of $ Budgeted 99.04%

% 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.

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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 - November 3, 2020

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The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on November 3rd, 2020. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, at 7PM Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars, and Fred Birmelin were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the October 3rd, 2020 regular monthly meeting, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for October 2020, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None . Subdivisions: The Brian Black sub-division was reviewed with comments from the County was reviewed with Mr. Harsche surveyor, deed descriptions were prepared. F. Birmelin moved to approve carried 3-0.

Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its October Activity Report showing 25 incidents. They held 3 trainings and 7 meetings as well as 2 work details. 2) Maplewood Fire Company wrote providing its October activity report showing 40 Alarm responses of them 32 were medical. Maplewood held 4 training and work nights. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of October. They cleaned up from wind storms and brush along the roads. Took trees down and cleaned ditch work. They made 1 truck ready for winter cleaned the garage area for setup for election. Sealed cracks in the parking lot. Held white goods clean up.

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Old Business: 1) Winter parking ban will take effect November 15th and run through April 15th, 2021. 2) Budget 2021 reviewed F. Birmelin moved to advertise for adoption at the December 1st, 2021 meeting, carried 3-0. 3)

Hometown Heroes banners discussed having been working on the process with PPL for over a year. Engineering fees will be required for some PPL poles and will have a cost. F. Birmelin moved to approve paying for the Engineering fees required, carried 3-0. 4) Addition to Utility building discussed. Room for ease of storage for grader and other equipment. Will send out for bids, received preliminary drawing from Pioneer will need stamped engineer drawings for bid submittal. Open bid for December meeting noted to clarify last month’s motion. 5) T. Jaggars noted that last month the Lake Ariel Fire Company asked for assistance in the cost of painting the fire company’s new rescue. T. Jaggars moved to approve $7,500.00 towards the truck costs carried 3-0. 6) T. Jaggars advised he has meet with Township Engineer to start working on the new playground at this building. He noted the design will handicap accessible. T. Jaggars moved upon engineer review to purchase and install new playground, carried 3-0. New Business: 1) CPA Legal Advertisement, F. Birmelin moved to approve the Advertisement for the intent to hire a CPA Brian Kelly and Assocs. to audit the 2020 Township Financials, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Dave Cummins questioned the engineer for poles required for the placement of the Military banners. It was discussed that poles have a classification number, distance requirements for placement. Also noted that the Paul Sweeney Post Auxiliary are the people spear heading the project. 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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The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of each month. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com.

Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks! NAME

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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

Trash and Recycling Area Hours

Monday – 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday – 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday – 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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


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New Hideout Members Welcome to the NEIGHBORHOOD!

Nicholas Taylor, Tara Pellegrino & Gio Pellegrino Doylestown, PA Priscilla Santana New York Gary & Allison Graham Queens, NY William & Kerry Castellano Nanuet, NY Randy & Erin Reiff Ephrata, PA Andrei Biliyk Staten Island, NY

Garen Saian New York, NY Denning & Susan Smith Yardley, PA Jill & Joe Gnerre Staten Island, NY Anthony & Nannette LaPuma Centereach, NY David & Stephanie Barraco Merrick, NY Paul & Susan Capuder Albertson, NY Alex & Barbara Malave Queens, NY

Lynn McCormick Port Jefferson, NY Chris & Mavis Rhodes Bethpage, NY Michael & Monica Cuneo Waterford, NJ Keith & Lisa Dowd Staten Island, NY Steve & Cathy Zerphey Punta Gorda, FL

Michael & Allyson Garcia Rockland, NY Tira Family Montoursville, PA Robert & Doreen Prindle Staten Island, NY

Terry Upshur & Jared Epler Phila., PA

Kerns Family Delaware County, PA

Stephen & Debbie Prazenka Macungie, PA

Palaukou Family Brooklyn, NY

Steve & Sandy Frycki Annandale, NJ

Eric & Valery Shannon Philadelphia, PA

Alana Grainsky & Cetta Puleo Jersey City, NJ

Yilmaz & Comlekci Queens, NY

Jarad & Jeannine Kevorkian New Hope, PA

Joe & Kristi Farley Staatsburg, NY

William & Nancy Bretzger Randolph, NJ

Ted & Carol Force Trisha & David Kurau Lancaster, PA

Anne & Doug Walter Montebello, NY

Tom & Nora Khoury Hawthorne, NJ

The Moore Family Sunnyside, NY

Spencer Kuhn Port Jefferson, Long Island

Oded & Jessica Bahar Westchester County, The Fleming Family Staten Island, NY NY


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

ATTORNEY

HOME WANTED

• 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

• Looking to purchase a 3-4 bedroom vacation home in The Hideout. We are pre-approved with a local lender. Anyone interested in selling their home, please call us at 516-816-6314

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

The Hideabout is 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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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.

Happy New Year!

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NO MATTER THE SEASON The season is ending Our trees are now bare Leaves never ending As the ground disappears Paths that we walk on while shuffling away Fall is our season to play Winter will soon bring the cold and the snow And I your young beau will once again know My reason for being Let me give you a clue No matter the season I am here just for you Nature will tell us as the snow melts away That Spring will soon spring with bright sunny days Our trees will start sprouting Our flowers will bloom We will sit holding hands while watching the moon In just a few months Summer appears We pour cold drinks and toast with a cheer The water now warm will allow us to swim Until Fall once again enters in Nature may change her mind through the year Our love will protect us from all of life’s fears Standing together for all the good reasons No matter the season.

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.

from The Hideout POA Friendly Reminder... Please dispose of your household garbage at The Hideout Trash and Recycling Center. Thank you!

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.

The Words That You Say How will your words affect others today? Will they bring peace or cause much dismay? Will they be gentle, forgiving and kind? Or will they be harsh and not so refined? Our words express who we truly are. Sometimes silence is better by far. For words can bring joy into one’s life, Or cause heartache, hurt feelings, sorrow, and strife. So whatever the matter Remember, you’re on display. And you’ll make a dirrerence By the words that you say!

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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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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HUCKABEE PLUMBING SERVICE MASTER PLUMBER • ESTABLISHED 1965 BOARD MEMBER OF SOUTHERN WAYNE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CT LIC. # PL 200981 CT HTG. LIC. #301124 PA LIC. #2646 HIC # PA26649

Professional Grooming & Boarding

Cell (570) 840-9452

Graduate of Merryfield Academy of Animal Technicians

Ask for Lisa or John

(570) 226-6178

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

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Please let our Advertisers know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER!

GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

(570) 676-5253 ROBERT

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

To advertise your business in: The Hideabout Newspaper or The Hideabout Extra Call Lisa Green, our Editor, at 570-630-3707 or lgreen@thehideout.us

Let The Hideabout help to grow your business!

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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.

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

Visit The Hideout website www.hideoutassoc.com

Please register (request a login) Sign up for email blasts. Access: - The Hideabout Newspaper - The Hideabout Extra - The Hideout TV Channel 920

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Have a concern? Here’s who to call

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

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100

Amenities

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

Departments

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

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RAY’S TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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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

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

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

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

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 16 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 19 Allatto’s Painting Page 48 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 34 Aristrocraft Construction Co. Page 15 Attis Constructions Page 35 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 22 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13 BTM Flooring Page 11 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 12 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 12 Forbes Pest Control Page 59 Freedom Boat Club Page 13 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 57 Hamlin Family Health Center Page 49 Huckabee Plumbing Service Page 57

IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 15 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 14 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 23 KBS Enterprises Page 23 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 • Ellis Law Page 49 MidRise Construction Page 12 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 27 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 15 Past Impressions Page 27 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 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 22 ShingleMe Roofing Page 23 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 7 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 11 Superior Plus Propane Page 19 The Hearing Center Page 27 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 46 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 35

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