The Hideabout January 2022

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JANUARY 2022 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 41 • ISSUE 1

Welcome

2022

Happy New Year!

Roamingwood Park Holiday Tree

Photo by: Lisa Green

President's Message .............................................................4 Environmental Page ............................................................21 Community Manager's Message ..........................................4 BOD Meetings Minutes ............................................20, 22, 23 Chairman's Message .............................................................5 2022 Amenity Fee Guide ...............................................28, 29 Public Safety Corner .............................................................5 Recreation ....................................................33, 34, 35, 36, 38 Facilities Corner ....................................................................5 Winter Sports Complex .......................................................37 Communications Corner ......................................................6 Financials ...........................................................48, 49, 50, 51 Food & Beverage Corner ......................................................6 Area Worship Services ........................................................51 Registration Corner ..............................................................6 Employment .......................................................52, 53, 54 Recreation Corner .................................................................6 Hideout Phone Numbers ...........................................7, 65, 67 Management Team Contacts ................................................7 Classified .............................................................................66 Food & Beverage .......................................8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14 Advertisers' Directory .........................................................68


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HERE’S TO ANOTHER RECORD SETTING YEAR! FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS, HAPPY NEW YEAR!

BEST/WAYNE Tim, Heather, and Paul Meagher BROKER/OWNERS

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FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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appy 2022.

It is hard to believe that we are already into the new year. Our dedicated Skill Hill staff have been working tirelessly to prepare for a successful winter season, from upgrades to our pumps and snow-making equipment, hiring staff, to the lift and magic carpets passing state inspection, with the only thing holding us back was the abnormally warm weather. We were thrilled that the weather finally cooperated on Sunday, December 19, which allowed the crew to begin making snow. We thank them for their hard work.

On December 11, I was delighted to join Community Manager Larry Frotten and several Board Members at the Ryan’s Angels First Annual Holiday Gala. The mood was festive, with members and neighbors celebrating the holidays while raising funds to support the Hideout Elves. I was pleased to see the Elves efforts featured on a news segment by WNEP, which can be viewed at https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/ wayne-county/hideout-elves-working-to-make-the-holidays-merry-in-wayne-countyvolunteers-christmas-gifts-western-wayne/523-ef6a610d-c5e0-4a62-b30b-ef214f44d558. The community’s support of Ryan’s Angels and the Hideout Elves demonstrates what The Hideout is all about: generosity, compassion, and concern about our neighbors. Thank you all. The Board of Directors finalized its 2022 Meeting Schedule as follows. Please have your voice be heard and find out the latest by attending in person or on Zoom. Instructions on how to sign up to attend on Zoom are emailed the week of the meeting and are also posted on the calendar on the Member Portal. Please ensure that the POA has the correct email when paying your annual dues. - Fri., Jan 14, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., Jan 22, 2022, Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom - Fri., Mar 11, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., Mar 19, 2022, Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom - Fri., May 6, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., May 14, 2022, Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom - Fri., Jul 22, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., Jul 30, 2022, Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom - Fri., Aug 12, 2022, 2023 Budget Board Review 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., Aug 20, 2022, Meet the Candidates 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom - Fri., Sep 16, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., Sep 24, 2022, Regular Meeting, 9:00 a.m. at the POA and on Zoom

2023 Budget Community Review

2023 Budget Board Vote

- Fri., Oct 7, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sun., Oct 16, 2022, Annual Meeting 10:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom - Fri., Nov 11, 2022, Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. at the POA and on Zoom - Sat., Nov 19, 2022, Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom Finally, we are carefully monitoring the latest COVID-19 trends. The new Omicron variant appears much more transmissible than Delta but fortunately is associated with less severe symptoms amongst the previously vaccinated. The POA is watching the latest guidance from the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Gov. Wolf to protect the safety and well-being of our employees, members, families, and guests. Given data from South Africa, where Omicron originated, we are cautiously optimistic that this wave will be short-lived. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish you peace, happiness, and health in 2022 and beyond. ■

The Board initiated a program to recognize Hideout Members who are marking special milestones. If any member you know is celebrating a special milestone or are serving our nation overseas and deserves recognition, please contact Lisa Green at LGreen@thehideout.us, Community Relations Manager, for more information. Andrew Miller, President of The Hideout Board of Directors

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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e are entering a new year and we are hopeful the challenges we faced are well behind us. Hopefully the holiday season we just enjoyed gave us the courage and strength to continue to face any and all challenges. We are a proud community and we have worked together to overcome and succeed. We all know the coming year is uncertain and as always there may be some small “bumps in the road”; however, there will be rewards which will give us joy.

This past year The Hideout was blessed with financial stability even with amenities’ income hampered by the weather. This year saw unpresented rain which negatively effected amenities that are a valuable source of income. The Hideout was fortunate to have other sources of income that were successful and supplemented the losses. Each year we constantly research areas that can produce income thereby alleviating the need to increase member’s dues. The Hideout is very fortunate to have devoted and experienced employees. We continue to provide the tools for success whether those tools are computers or

heavy equipment. We firmly believe employees are most productive when they are given the right tools to accomplish their assignments.

We reviewed the compensation and benefits plans we offer our employees and have made adjustments to keep us competitive with the market. The Hideout was fortunate to keep many of our employees during the unfortunate events of the past year. We struggle, as all employers do, to add to our work force; however, we have been blessed with some new hires and an existing dedicated work force. We hope the coming year will be a prosperous and rewarding one for you and your families. We want to thank you for all the support you have given our staff. We look forward to another successful year where The Hideout will continue to be the gold star community it has been. ■


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FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message

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elcome 2022, and best wishes for a Healthy and Happy New Year to all our Hideout members and staff.

the water and ice. There is already some parking on the far side of the lake next to the dam, and separate areas will be marked for ice skating and ice fishing. As with all outdoor winter activities, everything is dependent on belowfreezing temperatures for long periods of time. Using one of our lakes for these two activities is new, and there may be some glitches along the way. But, as long as the weather cooperates, we will have another way to enjoy the winter months here in The Hideout.

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner

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appy New Year,

We ring in the new year with some great expectations for 2022. The The winter season has arrived here in Facilities Dept. is working on some The Hideout. January brings thoughts of improvements for this year which include enjoying skiing and tubing at our Ski Hill. an upgrade to our Tiki Bar, revitalization Hopefully, Mother Nature is cooperating of the north and main beaches, new as you read this, and the Ski Hill amenity roofs for the Main Lodge and Nubia is open and being enjoyed by our Malkin Art Center, new siding for the art members. I said “hopefully” because, as I center, updating the POA administration am writing this column in mid-December, office, installing a new boat ramp at the the forecast is for temperatures too warm marina, the new rental shop at the Ski to make snow. But be assured that at the Hill and working on plans for the upgrade Ski Hill, Charlie and his team are ready to to our Main Gate entrance. 2021 was a rev up the snow guns and groomers as very busy year for facilities as we have soon as Mother Nature says “GO.” Also, upgraded the heating and air conditioning while enjoying the Ski Hill, don’t forget to systems at the Clubhouse, Recreation stop in the Ski Lodge for a hot chocolate and POA. We installed a new salt shed, and a bite to eat. A couple of other winter replaced the siding at the Wood workers, activities are available at our Golf Course. If you want to warm up with an inside POA and Clubhouse. New doors were As long as there is a minimum of six activity, check this issue of The Hideabout installed at the Main Lodge, POA, inches of snow, there is sledding across for the many indoor activities offered by Clubhouse, and Wood workers. We from the Clubhouse and cross-country our Recreation Department. Also, don’t upgraded the Ski Hill's water line and the skiing on the Golf Course. forget to stop in the Nubia Malkin Art operations at the Deerfield pumphouse Center, across from the Ski Hill, to see all to create a safer procedure for getting This winter, we are also trying the indoor activities they offer for all age water to the Ski Hill. The Facilities Dept. something new at The Hideout. We are groups. employees have worked extremely hard going to allow ice skating and ice fishing to maintain our roads and upgrade our on Brooks Lake. Brooks Lake was chosen Again, Best Wishes for the New Year, stormwater infrastructure which will because it is the only one of our lakes and enjoy all The Hideout has to offer. continue for the next few years. Our where the water level remains constant to Stay well and be safe. ■ house keeping staff continues to maintain prevent air pockets from forming between the facilities and assist with the sanitation of our buildings to help protect against Thank you to all of The Hideout Covid-19. If any member has questions in regards to Facilities, Lake conditions, Public Safety and Emergency or any general questions about the Response personnel. Hideout please feel free to contact myself Dennis Polhamus, at Ext. 136 or email You show your dedication to our dpolhamus@thehideout.us.

community daily and throughout these trying times, and we appreciate all of your efforts!

FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner In lieu of Joe Kozuch's article this month, Patrick Rohr, Boat Patrol Supervisor, provided this article:

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s we start a new year, I would like to remind everyone that The Hideout Public Safety Department will be continuing with our Special Needs Registration Program. This Special Needs Program is a strictly voluntary program designed to assist Hideout Members in the event of an unforeseen emergency or natural disaster. If you or a loved one has special needs and may require assistance during an emergency such as an evacuation, major storm, or power outages it may be in your best interest to participate in this program. Please fill out the Special Needs Registration Form that will be accompanying your yearly Amenity Bill arriving Mid-January. You can either mail it back with your dues payment or you can drop it off at The Hideout Registration Department located at the POA Administration Building. Upon receipt of a signed and completed Special Needs Form, each individual will be entered into our confidential database. Registration must be renewed annually.

Application forms will also be available at the POA Administration Building or from The Hideout Public Safety Department. Also, with the upcoming winter weather and the need for snow plowing and removal, members are reminded to park their vehicles no less than five feet from the edge of any paved roadway in the community. The fine for parking on any street in The Hideout without prior authorization is $25.00 first offense, $50.00 for a repeat offense. During a snow emergency the fine is elevated to $50.00 for first offense, and $100.00 for a repeat offense. This fine is imposed not only during the snow event but also stays in effect throughout the winter months when there is a need for the Maintenance Department to keep the shoulders of the roads pushed back.

The Public Safety Department would like to wish you and your family a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year! ■

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As we enter 2022 the Environmental Dept. has processed over 1500 permit applications and approved the construction of 23 new homes within our community. 2021 was a great year for our members to perform lot enhancements and this can be seen throughout The Hideout. The emerald ash borer beetle

continues to be a threat to our ash trees as we have received a great number of tree removal permit application due to this invasive insect. We still have not had any reports of the spotted lantern fly but it’s inevitable that this other invasive insect will cause some damage to our trees within The Hideout. Please be on the look out for the next life cycle of the spotted lantern fly which is posted on signs throughout The Hideout. Roamingwood Lake is at the drawdown level and will remain at the 5ft. mark until spring. The Outlet structure had some extensive repairs completed in 2021 which will help maintain the lake and prevent failure to our dam. If any member has questions in regards to permits please contact Tina Fairfax, at Ext. 108 or tfairfax@thehideout.us. The Trash and Recycling Center will continue to operate at the regular posted hours which is Monday-Friday 6am-8pm Saturday and Sunday 8am-8pm. Bulk garbage was a huge success in 2021 and we will continue the same procedure for 2022. Bulk garbage can be disposed of at the Maintenance Complex MondaySaturday 11am-12:30pm. We have excluded contractors from disposing of construction material due to the increase of costs to The Hideout. Contractors are instructed to take all construction material to the local landfill located in Dunmore Pa. If any member has questions in regards to bulk garbage please contact Desiree Detres, at Ext. 133 or email ddetres@thehideout.us. We look forward to another amazing year here in The Hideout and hope all of our members and employees have a safe and happy new year! ■

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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER FROM ANNMARIE ROSSITTO, HOSPITALITY SERVICES MANAGER

Communications Corner

Food & Beverage Corner

his new year brings hope for bigger and better things for the Community Relations Department. I hope to be fully staffed soon, which opens the door to new ideas! If you have any suggestions on how to better communicate with the membership, please reach out to me.

HGAS had their holiday party with us, and it was indeed a blast to be able to host this fantastic event. A good time was had by all!

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The department continues to provide the membership with up-to-date information about The Hideout, Hideout happenings, amenity hours and schedule changes, as well as amenity closures. The official Hideout POA Facebook page is a valuable resource for information, especially at this time of year. I will post all weather-related closings or delayed openings of amenities on this official Facebook page. The POA runs this page, making it a place to get the most accurate Hideout information. You can find us by searching @thehideoutpoa on Facebook. Look for The HIdeout Flower! I will also send out email blasts to keep you informed. When will the Ski Hill open? What events are happening at Recreation, or what are the specials at the Clubhouse? Weekly email blasts are sent out with answers to those questions and many more. If you haven't

signed up yet, this is the perfect time to do so. To date, over 3,345 fellow members have signed up for email blasts. Give me a call, (570) 630-3707 at the Community Relations Office at the Main Gate to sign up. Don't forget that The Hideout also has a TV Channel. Channel 920 is updated as new information becomes available. This channel can be viewed on Adams Cable TV, at the POA Office, Recreation, the Clubhouse, the Ski Hill, and the Community Relations Office. If you have any ideas for The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, The Hideout POA Facebook page, The Hideout TV Channel, email blasts, or The Hideout Website, hideoutassoc.com, give me a call at (570) 630-3707 or email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us to discuss. From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy, Healthy, and Safe New Year! As always, enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

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

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e are welcoming the new year; 2022 is here! We closed our year with some fabulous parties.

The Hideout Elves paired up with Ryan’s Angels for a Gala in December to raise funds for local families, and they sure did just that! These two incredible charitable groups have helped so many, and I would personally like to thank them for including us in the festivities! We did a second drop-off of muchneeded items for the Western Wayne School District Pantry as a community. Those items will go to help 75 families in our school district. We had an unbelievable number of things to drop off, including $1000 worth of gift cards from one generous family. I am impressed

that our community always comes together to lend a hand! We are always looking for local charities or local foundations that need support. If something is dear to you, please recommend it to us here at Food & Beverage. We have something going on every weekend. If you haven’t been to our events, come check one out. You are sure to have a blast and make some new friends! Keep on the lookout for more events and co-sponsored events with Recreation as the year progresses. As always, be safe, stay warm and enjoy! ■

NOTICE: There is a non-perishable food items drop-off box at the Main Gate for any member who would like to donate. Please refrain from leaving food at the Main Mail Box area. Thank you! FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Registration Corner

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January 17, 2022 FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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would like to wish everybody a happy holiday and I hope you have had a great year. I would like to thank my staff who puts in countless hours around the holidays to make sure that all of our amenities and special events are staffed.

We have installed three Shade System Inc. shade structures over our Bocce Ball Courts. (see on page 38) These look amazing and will provide shade over the four playing locations on our two courts. Shade Systems™ designs and manufactures the highest quality pre-engineered outdoor fabric shade structures, canopies, umbrellas, and awning covers. These include permanent fabric-on-frame or clear span tensioned structures designed to protect children and adults as well as property such as vehicles from exposure to the sun’s dangerous Ultra-Violet (U.V.) rays. The CoolNet™ shade fabric used on our shade systems screens up to 99% of the

sun’s U.V. rays and provides a cool and shaded area for people and property outdoors. I look forward to seeing people using them in the spring.

s we say good bye to 2021, one cannot help but to still have cautiously high hopes and expectations for what 2022 will bring. Revalidation for 2022 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 ever-changing 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. I would like to thank my staff, Forms can be faxed to: (570) 698-9457, community members, Food and Beverage or emailed to: registration@thehideout. staff, and the Re/Max Best team for their us. In the event you choose to complete help throwing an amazing children’s your transaction in person, please have Christmas party. This event went really your completed 2022 membership smooth and as always Re/Max Best went information form, copies of vehicle above and beyond with sponsoring this registrations, college student event. identifications, and permanent guest Again, I hope everyone has a great and vehicle registrations in hand to alleviate safe holiday. We look forward to what extended wait times. 2022 brings and can’t wait to see you in We also offer a mail-in/mail-out option the new year. ■ to receive your 2022 stickers by mail. This option is available for $7.50. Your

stickers will be mailed to you via Certified Return Receipt. You can also submit a self-addressed stamped envelope with your paperwork, however there is no guarantee you will receive your revalidation material. When choosing either of these options, please remember to include: the completed membership information form, copies of vehicle registrations, college student identifications, and permanent guest vehicle registrations needed to process your 2022 validation. 2022 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. Lastly, I would like to thank my team, Barbara, Melissa, Florence, and my special guest fill ins, Kelly and Terry for doing such a spectacular job keeping everything operating seamlessly. They have been invaluable to the Registration Department, the Community, the POA, and most especially, myself. ■


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Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc. Lisa Green - Hideabout Editor / Advertising (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us

2021-2022 POA BOARD OFFICERS

Andrew Miller, President Lou Delli Santi, Vice President Richard Yocum, Chairman Robert L. Tressler II, Treasurer Richard A. Guiffredo, Secretary Jerry Restaino, Director Michael Terranova, Director Larry Frotten, Assistant Secretary Jill Metschulat, Assistant Secretary Debra Tramantano, Assistant Secretary

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

Larry Frotten - Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 103 lfrotten@thehideout.us Jill Metschulat - Assistant Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 122 jmetschulat@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 Annmarie Rossitto - Hospitality Services Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 159 arossitto@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 Paul Matarazzo - Environmental Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 120 pmatarazzo@thehideout.us Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent (570) 698-4100, ext. 186 mkline@thehideout.us Vionette Bourne - Registration Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 106 vbourne@thehideout.us Donald Yocum - IT Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 110 dyocum@thehideout.us Alex Lutzi - Golf Pro Shop Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 183 pro.shop@thehideout.us Craig S. Rafaniello - Project Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 132 crafaniello@thehideout.us Charles Swody - Ski Hill Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 171 cswody@thehideout.us 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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HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS (570) 630-3700

FRONT DESK

(570) 630-3703

LARRY FROTTEN, COMMUNITY MGR.

(570) 630-3704

GINA COLAZINGARI

(570) 630-3705

BROOKE CRAVEN, HR MANAGER

(570) 630-3706

V. BOURNE, REGISTRATION MGR.

(570) 630-3707

LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY REL. MGR.

(570) 630-3708

TINA FAIRFAX

(570) 630-3709

CAROLINE MONGELLI, EXE. ASSIST.

(570) 630-3710

IT DEPARTMENT

(570) 630-3711

KATRINA WEHRMANN

(570) 630-3712

FRANCINE SPINELLI

(570) 630-3715

DEBRA TRAMANTANO, FINANCIAL MGR.

(570) 630-3717

DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITES MGR.

(570) 630-3719

JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.

(570) 630-3720

TINA CORMA

(570) 630-3721

JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MGR.

(570) 630-3722

MAINTENANCE

(570) 630-3723

DESIREE DETRES

(570) 630-3724

JILL METSCHULAT, ASST. COMM. MGR.

(570) 630-3726

ANNMARIE ROSSITTO, H. S. MGR.

(570) 630-3728

PUBLIC SAFETY PATROL ROOM

(570) 630-3729

SKI HILL OPERATIONS MGR.

(570) 630-3730

CLUBHOUSE BAR

(570) 630-3731

CLUBHOUSE HOSTESS

(570) 630-3732

BRETT SCHUMACHER, MAIN LODGE

(570) 630-3733

RECREATION MAIN DESK

(570) 630-3734

CERAMICS AREA N. M. ART CENTER

(570) 630-3735

FITNESS CENTER

(570) 630-3736

GOLF PRO SHOP DESK

(570) 630-3737

NORTH GATE

(570) 630-3738

MAIN GATE Did you know that The Hideout has had a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program in place since Spring 2019?

Members that are observing feral/community cats roaming around their property can get enrolled in the TNR program by completing the online, PDF fillable “Consent to Trap Form” available here https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/672769522.htm. Are you interested in getting involved as a C Alley Cats volunteer or wish to make a donation to their non-profit organization? Please email calley@ptd.net or call them at (570) 226-6780.


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The Hideout Clubhouse Hours:

Monday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - closed Wednesday - closed Thursday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

~ Reservations are requested ~ (570) 698-4100, ext. 151

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Book your party for the Main Lodge or Clubhouse today! Call Annmarie Rossitto at (570) 630-3726 Lunch and Dinner Specials every weekend!


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The Clubhouse Menu

Fried Ice Cream with Bananas Foster

Sugar Cookie Tini

Black and Blue Pasta

Red Velvet Eggnogs


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THE SKI HILL GRILL Open Wednesday - Sunday • 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. dine-in or take-out

Serving Breakfast & Lunch Call to order: (570) 698-4100, ext. 175 located at the Ski Hill Lodge 1103 Westwood Drive, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

Look for THE SKI HILL GRILL sign on Lakeview Drive!


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CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THE HIDEOUT Don’t let your vacation home turn into a weekend job.

Maintenance

e-mail: atozmaint@gmail.com www.atozmaintenance.com

(570) 698-7759

Yard Clean-up & House Staining Fully Insured - Free Estimates Insurance Estimates Prepared • Decks, Carports, Docks • Kitchens & Baths • Roof Repair • Popcorn Ceilings-Sheetrock • Drainage Problems • Ceiling Fans Installed • Sewage Pump Emergency Service • Yard Clean-ups • Locks Installed

• Basements Finished • Screened Porches • Weekly Home Inspections • Masonry Work & Foundations • Pressure Washing • Tree Work & Log Splitting • Marble & Tile Work • Rain Gutter Installation

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• Painting & Staining • Landlord House Maintenance • Skylights Installed • Vinyl Siding • Gravel & Driveway Lighting • Sliding Doors Added • Landscaping & Lawn Care • Excavating & Backhoe Work • Waterproofing Basements


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On November 17th, the Food & Beverage Department delivered ten boxes of food, household items, and personal care items to the Western Wayne High School for their food pantry. These items were collected during The Hideout Food & Beverage Food Drive. Thank you to all who donated!

The Ugly Sweater Party at the Clubhouse, on December 3rd! Good times!


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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - November 20, 2021

Board Members Present: Andrew Miller, President Richard Guiffredo, Secretary Richard Yocum, Chairperson Gerald Restaino, Director Lou Delli Santi, Vice President Michael Terranova, Director Robert Tressler II, Treasurer

Others Present: Larry Frotten, Community Manager; Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager; Jill Metschulat, Assistant Community Manager; Terry O’Shea, Executive Assistant The Meeting was called to order by Chairperson, Richard Yocum, at 9:04 am. Quorum present. Members stood for the Pledge of Allegiance. Chairperson requested cellphones be silenced. Chairperson advised members the meeting is in-person and via Zoom and is being video and audio recorded. All attendees must provide their name and lot number for attendance records. Asked the membership if they had any objections in which no one did. 1. Approval of Minutes 21-127 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the November 20, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda as presented. Motion made by Mike Terranova, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. 21-128 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the October 17, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion made by Bob Tressler, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. 21-129 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the November 12 2021 Board Workshop Minutes as presented. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Bob Tressler and passed 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: none 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report- limited to 5 minutes each) a) Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano: As of November 15th, we have 3,563 lots paid in full against our budget of 3625. This represents 98% of our budget for the year. Delinquent dues collected $184,726 vs. total year budget $62K (298%) NBT bank balance for Operations is $1,947,000. Cash flow forecast shows sufficient funds to carry us through the end of the year – anticipate approximately $700,000 balance to carry-forward to 2022. New capital spent to date $304,644;

Capital reserve spent to date $1,718,306. Still waiting on plans for Tiki Bar redesign so we can start and carry funds over to complete the project next year. Long-term and short-term rentals are staying at approximately 300 registered properties. Lots sold to date 357 vs. 419 for 2020 in total. Rentals and resales as of the end of Oct total $1,143,053 vs. the total for 2020 of $1,115,756. If the trend continues, we anticipate an increase over last year of approximately $256,000. As of the close of October, the projection for the end of the year is a shortfall of approximately $82,000. Debra wished everyone a really happy Thanksgiving holiday next week. b) Community Manager, Larry Frotten The POA electrical system upgrade from 400 amps to 600 amps is 80% complete. The generator at the POA is only 100 amps and may have to be upgraded in the future. Extra pipe was installed in the trench for possible future expansions.

The Ski Hill had a small malfunction yesterday with the line feeding water from Deerfield Lake for snowmaking, but this is being fixed. There are new improvements to the pump station at Deerfield Lake that feeds water to the Ski Hill. Prior year’s two Hideout employees had to go onto an ice-covered dock to use a chainsaw to cut a hole in the Lake and drop a tube in to draw water. That was a possible OSHA issue. Four new snow guns were purchased for the Ski Hill. We pray for cold weather and little snow so the Ski Hill can make snow, but maintenance doesn’t have to plow snow. The lift inspection is scheduled for next week – November 29th and 30th. The longer magic carpet was not inspected last year, and once inspected we are all set for this year. Salt shed complete, and full of salt and sand from last year. The Hideout is ready for inclement weather. The new salt spreaders are efficient and made of plastic so should last longer. Three trucks were replaced due to body issues. Two new trucks were in the 2021 Budget, and one in 2022 Budget. One of the problems we are facing is the rising cost of material. As an example, the pipe for the POA electrical upgrade previously cost $17 and is now $99. An example of buying the right equipment and tools for staff is a project to dig a trench and install cable that was a $20,000 project saved $7,000 digging the trench in house. Twenty-two new homes are being built in the Hideout this year. Increase activity in a positive way. This will require more service, but The Hideout is covered in that manner. POA, Woodworkers building and Clubhouse new siding almost complete. Waiting on doors for Woodworkers. These will require less maintenance in the future. Public Safety needs more officer, but

The Hideout is still providing coverage through overtime. Public Safety vehicles have been running well. Recruiting and interviews are ongoing to get more staff. Food and Beverage has more servers, but cooks are still needed. The stop on supplements to unemployment benefits has not helped as much as anticipated. Feedback is that The Hideout is a good place to work with competitive salaries and benefits package.

Three maintenance staff are assigned to stormwater projects and there is still a lot of work to be done. Two members in the audience were asked to contact the POA, and maintenance to follow-up with their concerns. Our staff is still working on the project on Grandview. Roamingwood Lake dam repair is scheduled for Monday, November 22. The Lake is finally at 5 feet below normal pool. Reducing the Lake level has been ongoing between the weather and upstream dam releases. This is to repair small leaks as replacing the dam is estimated at over $2 Million. Questions or Comments from Members: Lot 184: When will the lines be painted at the front gate mailboxes? Larry stated that we have been in contact with a line painting company, but they are not available until possibly spring. Lot 3740: Why has Public Safety been short staff? Larry reported that some people have moved to better positions in law enforcement based on the experience gained here. Some staff is out on disability which we cannot discuss. We have increased salaries, internally promoted, and use several services such as Indeed. The Hideout has been able to keep several Safety Officers. There have been several no-shows for interviews. There is no one specific reason for the shortage. Lot 3740: New owners are purchasing multiple houses to convert into rentals. 1. Is this considered a business? 2. Is there any way to curb that? Larry reported that The Hideout’s attorney gave the legal opinion that the Protective Covenants allow members to rent their homes and this is the primary, legal governing documents of The Hideout. The Bylaws state that during a rental, the member gives up all membership privileges to the renter, except voting rights, and vacates the home. Since COVID, rentals shot up from 130 to 300 houses. We are watching, we cannot say you can’t rent under the Protective Covenants. After much discussion the Board stressed it is working with legal counsel. The membership can only vote to change the covenants every 10 years, and would need 80% of the members to vote in order to change the covenants. Currently, we have other HOA’s requesting our rental policy so they can implement the same policies. Public Safety does not see more issues

with rental properties. The Hideout has 3300 homes, we are hovering with 300, short and long term, properties. Rentals are still required to be “single-family” which means up to 3 unrelated adults and their households. It was determined that dwelling rentals are not a business as it is allowed in the Covenants, but this is still under review. Lot 4018: Is there any money in the Budget for the seams in the Road? Larry answered that there is money in the 2022 Budget, but the cracks in the roads are surface cracks and do not need addressing. Three companies gave the professional opinion that the cracks are not structural and do not need repairing at this time as the roads are in great shape. The Hideout purchased a tar kettle approximately two years ago, but this is specialized equipment that requires training and The Hideout does not have the qualified staff at this time. The Hideout is working to get this in operation. Lot 4009: Renters are creating overcrowding at facilities and issues at trash. The extra income from home sales and rentals should go to reduce dues. Larry indicated that illegal renters and excessive renters in a home are being monitored through the gates and Public Safety. Renters are provided with informational packets including rules and regulations. There is no indication that the issues in crowding are renters. The fees are helping to keep dues down. The cost of material was already discussed, but the cost of all supplies including food and fuel has risen drastically. The income is offsetting this and is keeping the dues from rising more. The Hideout dues are significantly lower than other associations in the area and The Hideout has more amenities. Percentage wise, the dues increases in The Hideout are significantly lower than other associations. Lot 1981 and 1980: Two residents questioned if stormwater work is ongoing as they have water issues at their lots. Larry took their names and lot numbers to ask Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager, to follow-up on their concerns. Individual member questions should be brought to the administration first and they will follow-up on this issue. Lot 1980 indicated the swale is a safety issue because people have almost driven into it. She also questioned the size of the swale as it may need to be increased for the additional flow. Lot 2690: What is the plan for ice skating this year? Larry indicated that ice fishing and ice skating will be allowed on Brooks Lake this year in response to membership request. Recreation and Environmental are working on policies and will be available this year. 4. Unfinished Business: None (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) (continued on page 22)


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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE ICE ADVISORY! From: Jill Metschulat, Assistant Community Manager

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CE ADVISORY! On May 15, 2021, The Hideout Board of Directors approved the Lakes Committee CMR to allow ice skating and ice fishing on Brooks Lake beginning in 2021. Ice activity is strictly prohibited on all other lakes in The Hideout. John Boandl, Recreation Manager, has helpfully agreed to spearhead this program. All activity on Brooks Lake will be on an “at your own risk” basis. Signage will be installed indicating where members may enter onto the ice and where entry is prohibited. Ice skating will be restricted to a specific area at the main member access to Brooks Lake and ice fishing may not occur in this specially designated area. Members are advised to avoid the stream inlet and outlet areas as flowing water weakens the ice making it unsafe. A flag system has been established in which a green flag at the main access area indicates that the ice is at least 8 inches thick and presumed safe for use, a yellow flag cautions that the ice is only 6”-8” thick meaning ice safety is low or medium and traffic on the ice should use safety measures with limited activity and heavy items should not be brought onto the ice. A red flag indicates the ice is deemed unsafe and no one should be on the ice. When the flags are removed, then ice activity is not available at that time. Some recommended safety measures when on the ice include wearing a flotation device under your winter gear, carrying ice picks or ice fishing spikes to assist should you fall in the ice, remember that ice is weaker near shores and moving water, let someone know where you are going, don’t go out alone, avoid areas with large piles of snow that may weaken the ice, carry a throw rope, avoid being on the ice when it is dark, and dress appropriately for the cold weather. SOMETHING FISHY! The added option of ice fishing at Brooks Lake makes this the perfect time to share The Hideout’s fish stocking history. The Hideout’s most recent five-year fish survey was prepared by Princeton Hydro in 2020 and is available on the Lakes Amenity page of The Hideout website. The survey recommends Roamingwood Lake be stocked with walleye and smallmouth bass to prey on the abundance of yellow perch with a secondary recommendation of flathead minnows as foraging fish. Deerfield Lake recommendation is to stock largemouth bass and panfish to sustain recreational fishing. Stocking is best conducted in colder water so early spring and late fall are ideal. The plan is to stock Brooks Lake with hybrid striped

bass to control the golden shiner, and stock largemouth bass for recreational fishing. If you missed it, visit The Hideout Property Owners Association Facebook post or the @HideoutEnvironmental Instagram post about the 360 largemouth bass stocked at Roamingwood Lake on November 17, 2021. In spring 2021, Deerfield was stocked with 48 largemouth bass, 16” broodstock and Brooks Lake was stocked with 45 largemouth bass, 16” broodstock. To the right is some additional fish stocking history. ---------->>>>>>>>>> Everyone fishing in The Hideout must display a current Membership Badge along with their Pennsylvania Fishing License. The Hideout Rules and Regulations as well as all PA Fish & Boat Commission regulations apply to fishing in The Hideout including ice fishing on Brooks Lake. Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Commission Regulations but recommend Catch and Release. Follow State Guidelines with the following exceptions: a. Roamingwood Lake: • Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited • Bass - Cut state limits in half. Therefore: • Jan 1 - Apr 17 and Nov 1 - Dec 31: 15”, 2 (combined species) • Apr 18 - Jun 12: NO HARVEST • Jun 13 - Oct 31: 12”, 3 (combined species) • Walleye - NO HARVEST (year round) • No harvesting of Walleye or Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply b. Deerfield Lake: • Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited • No harvesting of Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply c. Brooks Lake: • Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited

Fall 2020 Summer 2019

Fall 2018 Spring 2018 Spring 2017

Spring 2016

90 Largemouth Bass, 10-12” at Brooks 501 Largemouth Bass, 6-8” at Deerfield 100lbs of Fathead Minnows (Roamingwood) 50lbs of Fathead Minnows (Deerfield) 50lbs of Fathead Minnows (Brooks) 250 Largemouth Bass, 6-8” (Deerfield) 125 Largemouth Bass, 6-8” (Brooks) 501 Black Crappie, 4-6” 600 Largemouth Bass, 6-8” 101 Largemouth Bass, 6-8” 150 Smallmouth Bass, 5-7” 100lbs Fathead Minnows 155 Walleye, 6-8” 150 Grass Carp (125 for Roamingwood, 25 for Deerfield) 101 Largemouth Bass (Deerfield) 200 Smallmouth Bass (Roamingwood) 200 Walleye (Roamingwood) 120lbs of Fathead Minnows

LOT NUMBERS VS. EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Everyone fishing in The Hideout must display a current Membership Badge along with their Pennsylvania Fishing License. The Hideout Rules and Regulations as well as all PA Fish & Boat Commission regulations apply to fishing in The Hideout including ice fishing on Brooks Lot Number: Lake.

The Hideout is unique in that the Wayne County Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Commission Regulations Commissioners directed that the lot numbers is the legal, but recommend Catch and Release. Follow State Guidelines with the following exceptions: CHINESE MYSTERY SNAIL physical address. a. Roamingwood Lake: Lot number may be used with or without (Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata) the street and should used forare Wayne County title • name Use of Alewife and Goldenbe Shiners for bait prohibited • Bass Cut state limits in half. Therefore: and The deed purposes and all communications and Chinese Mystery Snail was found in Deerfield Lake on July 15,services 2021. This snail can • inHideout Jan 1 - Apr 17including and Nov with 1 - Dec 31: 15", 2 (combined species) reach 2.6 inches height. It is spherical convex whorls and slightly indented horizontal and within The gate and amenity access.

• Apr 18ranges - Jun 12: NOolive, HARVEST vertical lines. The color from greenish-brown, brown or reddish brown. There is an oblong-shaped•trapJun door allows snail to close the opening of the shell for protection. A 13 which - Oct 31: 12", the 3 (combined species) sample is available for viewing at the POA. ***Please Lot to your guests or for • provide Walleye - NO your HARVEST (yearNumber round) • No harvesting of Walleye or Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not commercial deliveries. The Chinese Mystery Snail thrives shallow, quiet such lakes,to reservoirs, immediately returned toin the water will bewaters imposed forasfailure comply ponds, marshes and slower-moving portions of streams with vegetation and silt, sand, and muddy b. Deerfield Lake: beds. feeds on organic and inorganic bottom material as well as address algae. ThisIt number your property’s sign in a • Useshould of Alewifebe and on Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited horizontal position. • NoMystery harvesting of Grass Carp.from A fine of $125.00 fish not immediately The Chinese Snail originated southeast Asiaper and eastern Russia, and was returned the water will be imposed for failure comply its presence in the brought to the United Statestofor use as algae eaters in aquariums. It to is believed c. Brooks Lake: fresh water bodies of Number: the United States are due to its release from ornamental ponds and Emergency • be Useconveyed of Alewife andwater Golden Shiners for bait prohibited aquariums. It can from body to water bodyare through moving water, boats, The Wayne County emergency recreational watercraft, and baitCommissioners buckets. U.S.Bass. Fishassigned & Wildlife Services assesses the • No harvesting of HybridThe Striped numbers toSnail all asproperties in Wayne Wayne Chinese Mystery a high-risk invasive species. ItCounty is a carrierfor of parasites andCounty diseases. Some of the parasites may be in transmitted to infect humans. Its large size can clog water pipes Dispatch to assist emergency and 9-1-1 service and its fast reproduction can take resources from native snails. The sighting of the snail at responses. Deerfield Lake was reported by Ryan Hill to the USGS, PA Fish and Boat Commission, and PAImapInvasives for aquatic invasive species. There is no mitigation plan in effect at this time and monitoring of the snailaddress population will continue. The emergency must include the street name and

should only be used for emergency services Resources: (e.g. ambulance, police). Pennsylvania’s Field Guidefire, to Aquatic Invasive■Species, Second Edition 2015 Chinese Mystery Snail (Cipangopaludina chinensis) Ecological Risk Screening Summary, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service, February 2011, Revised October 2011 and October 2016, Web Version 3/28/2018

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All members are being challenged to a scavenger hunt! Send your photograph of nature or wildlife to jmetschulat@thehideout.us. We will consult our experts to gather information on the feature of your photograph to be published alongside your photograph in a future issue of The Hideabout. The most challenging submission in 2022 will be awarded a surprise gift.

• No harvesting of Hybrid Striped Bass. • A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply. (Amended June 5, 2015) ■

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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - November 20, 2021 (continued from page 20) 5. New Business: (Questions or comments with regard to New Business)

21-130 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital expense for purchase of Rock Hammer this year for $4,750 for Maintenance from Chad Wheeler Excavating, the lowest qualified bidder, upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. 21-131 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted expense of equipment for the Ski Hill Grill, for the purpose of updating, not to exceed a cost of $11,000, upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0. Andrew Miller thanked the new Board members, Robert Tressler and Richard Guiffredo, for working with the Board on this item. He also noted that this is not an unbudgeted item but a next year budget item. 21-132 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Change in Amenity Fees at the Ski Hill, as presented with flat fees across the board for amenity efficiency, upon the recommendation of management. Ticket Sales for Skiing and Snowboarding: Day (9am-5pm) $20.00 Night (5pm-9pm) $15.00 Combo (9am-9pm) $25.00 Combination Ticket & Rental Sales for Skiing and Snowboarding: Day (9am-5pm) $40.00 Night (5pm-9pm) $30.00 Combo (9am-9pm) $50.00 Seasonal Ski Rental (not available for snowboard): $100.00 Tubing Rental: $15.00 per hour Ski Lessons: Group – 1 hour $20.00 Double Private – 1 hour (both) $45.00 Private – 1 hour $35.00 -Ice Skate Rental Service is discontinued -Two Hour Ski Lessons are discontinued -Ski Racing is discontinued Motion made by Rick Yocum to table for more discussion, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. 21-133 MOTION: RESOLVED TO accept the 2022 Board of Directors’ Schedule of Meetings as presented together with the option of member attendance through Zoom. Fri., Jan. 14, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., Jan. 22, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Fri., Mar. 11, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., Mar. 19, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge

Fri., May 6, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., May. 14, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Fri., July 22, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., July 30, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Fri., Aug. 12, 2022 Board & Community Budget Review 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., Aug. 20, 2022 MEET THE CANDIDATES 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Fri., Sept 16, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., Sept. 24, 2022 2022 Budget Vote 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Fri., Oct. 7, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sun., Oct. 16, 2022 ANNUAL MEETING 10:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Fri., Nov. 11, 2022 Workshop Meeting 1:00 p.m. @ POA Sat., Nov. 19, 2022 Regular Meeting 9:00 a.m. @ Main Lodge Suggestion by Rick Yocum to table for 21133 further discussion, Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 7-0.

which must be a Board Member.

All signature must be original except for the Payroll Account XXXXXX9014, facsimile signatures will be allowed. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Rick Guiffredo and passed 7-0. Larry Frotten, Community Manger, explained that every time we change the Board of Directors, the Bank Requires a motion by the Board, to update signatures. Part of our checks and balances; Treasurer can come in and sign checks; Board can monitor accounts. 21-136 MOTION: RESOLVED TO: update the bank resolutions and signature cards for Fisher Investments, account with UBS: IJ XXXX31 as follows for all checks: Two signatures required on checks up to $5,000.00. They may be signed by any from the following list: Andrew Miller, President Richard Yocum, Chairperson Robert Tressler, Treasurer Larry Frotten, Community Manager Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager

21-134 MOTION: RESOLVED TO amend Motion 17-41 and approve the changes to the Hideout Mission Statement as set forth:

Three signatures shall be required on checks of $5,000.00 or more, one of which must be a Board Member.

Currently Mission Statement to be changed, reads: The MISSION of the Association is to maintain a Gold Star private four season gated recreational community.

Motion made by Lou Delli Santi seconded by Bob Tressler and passed 7-0.

Revised Mission Statement should be: The MISSION of the Association is to maintain a Gold Star, four-season recreational, private, gated community. Motion made by Michael Tressler, seconded by Jerry Restaino and passed 7-0. Note just a grammatical change, or correction. 21-135 MOTION: RESOLVED TO: rescind all prior resolutions and signature cards on file NBT Bank for accounts: XXXXXX0514, XXXXXX5480, XXXXXX1368, XXXXX1384, XXXXXX1422, XXXXXX9014 and Investment Trust Accounts XXXXXXXX00C, XXXXXXXX00C, XXXXXXXX00C, and update and replace them as follows: Two signatures required on checks up to $5,000.00. They may be signed by any from the following list: Andrew Miller, President Richard Yocum, Chairperson Robert Tressler, Treasurer Larry Frotten, Community Manager Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager Three signatures shall be required on checks of $5,000.00 or more, one of

All signature must be original.

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

Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Bob Tressler and passed 7-0. 21-140 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individual to the Public Safety Committee for a renewable term to expire as set forth below: Devon Delk December 31, 2024 Motion made by Bob Tressler, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. 21-141 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individuals to the Public Works Committee for alternating, renewable terms to expire as set forth below: Michel Popadynec December 31, 2024 Rich Straczynski December 31, 2024 Daniel O’Neill December 31, 2023 William Pols December 31, 2023 Motion made by Mike Terranova, seconded by Rick Guiffredo and passed 7-0. 21-142 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individuals to the Parks & Recreation Committee, renewable terms to expire as set forth below: Wayne Balanovich December 31, 2024 Susan Fox December 31, 2024 Joseph DeLissio December 31, 2024 Motion made by Bob Tressler, seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0.

21-137 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individual to the ECC Committee as an alternate, as set forth below: Paul Spiese

21-143 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individuals to the Communications Committee for alternating, renewable terms to expire as set forth below: Terri Letteraits December 31, 2024 Judith Britton December 31, 2023

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

Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Bob Tressler and passed 7-0.

Rick Yocum thanked Paul for continuing his service to the community.

Rick Yocum would like all the Committee members to take the time to help the Hideout become a better place. Suggestions, recommendations are always good.

21-138 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the re-appointment of the following individual to the Budget Committee with a renewable terms to expire as set forth below: Frank Palm December 31, 2024 Motion made by Bob Tressler, seconded by Lou Delli Santi and passed 7-0. 21-139 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individuals to the Disciplinary Committee for alternating, renewable terms to expire as set forth below: Louis F. Stephens December 31, 2024 Richard Straczynski December 31, 2024 James Guattery December 31, 2024 Robert Trombley December 31, 2024

21-144 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the appointment of the following individuals to the Wildlife and Forestry Management Committee for renewable terms to expire as set forth below: Dennis Chartier December 31, 2024 Jack Medina December 31, 2024 Kathleen Carpenter December 31, 2024 Motion made by Mike Terranova, seconded by Bob Tressler and passed 7-0.

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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - November 20, 2021 (continued from page 22) 21-145 MOTION: PROCLAMATION TO Virginia and Tony Sabia, Chairman asked Andrew Miller to read the proclamation. Andrew Miller, an honor to celebrate the Sabia’s 65th Anniversary, Virginia and Tony could not be here today. Let it be Resolved: that in appreciation of their years of unparallel contributions to the Hideout, and on the occasion of their 65th wedding anniversary that the Board of Directors hereby proclaim November 24, 2021, as Virginia and Anthony Sabia Day, in the Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA. Motion made by Mike Terranova, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. 21-146 MOTION: PROCLAMATION TO The Hideout Elves; Let it be Resolved: that in appreciation of the outstanding services and generosity to the members, the Board of Directors hereby proclaim December 11, 2021, as The Hideout Elves Day, in the Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. December 11, 2021 is the night of the Hideout Elves Gala, here at the Main Lodge, and there are still tickets available. It was also announced, the Hideout Elves raised about $5,000 last night for Chris DeKennip, at the Clubhouse. (General Comments and Questions) Any Comments or questions from the

Audience? Chairman asked members to identify themselves and state their lot number.

Richard Yocum took a moment to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving Week. Our next Board Workshop is December 10th, at 1:00 p.m. in the POA; and the next public Board Meeting is December 18th, at 9:00 a.m., either Main Lodge or POA Board Room. Information will be sent out as we get closer to that date. Lot 2501: What is being done with the calendar of events to Golf and Recreation do not have events at the same time as Board meetings. Chairman replied that the Board is diligently trying to avoid this by obtaining the dates of Golf and Recreation events. There is a staff shared calendar and managers are made aware of this to avoid conflict. Additionally, the Board meeting schedule is set annually and published monthly so managers are aware of dates. President did remind everyone that weather and other circumstances may change Golf and or Recreation scheduled events. Lot 3740: Regarding rentals, member opined that the lease or rental paragraph in the Protective Covenants relates to the Declarant or The Hideout and not members. Stated the only place rentals is mentioned is in the Bylaws and not the Protective Covenants. He has case law from all over the country where communities

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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! ■

can limit renters. If a member owns multiple homes, and ceases to have membership access for that lot, do we remove their rights from their other lots. The Chairman stated that this Board has been taking this very seriously, and is in consultation with legal counsel. The Covenants supersede every other law and rule in The Hideout which is why we quote the Covenants so much. Lot 3740: Asked Andrew Miller about the changes to the Bylaws. Andrew quickly reviewed some of the changes approved by the membership in the last Bylaw Ballot count from the 2021 dues mailing. The suggested changes for this year will be published in The Hideabout, on The Hideout website and included in the 2022 dues mailing to the membership.

Lot 3740: What was the original budgeted amount for the Ski Hill Magic Carpet and what was the final amount spent. Community Manager stated approximately $100,000. Treasurer indicated added some expense amount for installation add-ons. The exact amount is not readily available, but the member can go to the POA for additional information and exact numbers. The Chairman states this is an amenity and The Hideout subsidizes all amenities as a service to members. Member indicated his point was wasteful management. Lot 2690: Can the Board send out a demographic survey to determine membership wants in the Community. Board does have anything at the present

moment. Surveys have been done before but they are cumbersome to add into the dues mailing. The Chair for the LongRange Planning Committee raised their hand in the audience to relay that the Committee is looking into a survey to the membership which can be done online. Rick Yocum, Chairperson, announced there would be no Executive Session for the Board of Directors today. 7. Motion to adjourn the Board Meeting, at 10:35 a.m. Motion made by Mike Terranova, seconded by Rick Guiffredo and passed 7-0. Rick Yocum, wished everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, December 10, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., at the POA NEXT BOARD MEETING: Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge Watch the website Events Calendar on the Members’ Portal for meeting information. Respectfully Submitted, Terry O’Shea Executive Assistant ■

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$250 fine 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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DESCRIPTION

TIME

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FRIDAY

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JANUARY 22, 2022

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9 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

MARCH 11, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

MARCH 19, 2022

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9 AM

MAIN LODGE

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1 PM

POA

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MAY 14, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

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FRIDAY

JULY 22, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

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POA

SATURDAY

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FRIDAY

AUGUST 12, 2022

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9 AM

POA

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AUGUST 20, 2022

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POA

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

REGULAR MEETING 2023 BUDGET COMMUNITY REVIEW 2023 BUDGET BOARD VOTE

9 AM

POA

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 7, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SUNDAY

OCTOBER 16, 2022

ANNUAL MEETING

10 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 11, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 19, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

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PUBLIC SAFETY Michael Terranova PUBLIC WORKS Michael Terranova PARKS & RECREATION Robert Tressler GOVERNING DOCUMENTS Jerry Restaino WILDLIFE & FORESTRY MANAGEMENT Richard Yocum NOMINATING Michael Terranova RS&W Andrew Miller

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Call to Order at: 9:00 am

Minutes of Communication Committee Meeting – December 13, 2021

Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - October 22, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Mia Corona – Environmental Coordinator, Tina Fairfax Excused: N/A Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 10/8/2021: Approved as written - Motion: Mike Burns, 2nd Larry Lieberher Permits issued 10/8/21 – 10/20/21: Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher. Permits approved by unanimous vote. Projects: Upcoming projects discussed. Variance Requests: Discussion variance process as well as of current variant requests where additional information is still needed. REVIEW/DISCUSSION Lot Violations/Citations: Per the committee’s request, Mia distributed a checklist of what she looks at when considering overgrown vegetation violations. She reported that lots of missing lot number and overgrown vegetation citation have been given out. Mia and Dennis recently completed Wetlands Training to give them a better idea of what can/cannot be considered wetlands.

Ski Hill Update: Pumphouse is almost complete. Rental shop is still waiting on plans. There will be no build this year. Awaiting Lift Inspection in November. Hill will be 100% ready for operation when the season comes. Outlet Structure Update: Underwater repairs will resume as drawdown process continues. Training was done. There will be additional repairs in 2022. Stormwater: LVD, Pinecrest, Elmwood, Antler, Boulder are complete. Finishing up Grandview. Baffle boxes are not operational yet. Minor work still needed.

Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Richard Guiffredo– Board Liaison. Excused: Ron Phelps, Tina Fairfax Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 10/22/2021: Approved as written Motion: Mike Burns, 2nd Larry Lieberher Permits issued 10/22 – 11/18: Motion: Mike Burns, 2nd Larry Lieberher. Permits approved by unanimous vote. Projects: Approved as discussed. Variance Request: REVIEW/DISCUSSION Lot Violations/Citations: Quite a few citations were issued in the month of October/November. Environmental Coordinator will continue to be diligent in this regard.

Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Lyle Britton, Judy Britton, Lou Della Santi, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager Excused: Bernadette Zumbo Minutes of the last meeting approved by Eileen Simon, seconded by Judy Britton

Trash Disposal: Contractors will no longer be allowed to dump at are trash disposal area.

3. We received favorable comments for facilitating the installation of the “Ramp Access” sign at the Main Lodge.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Items of Discussion:

1. Lisa advised that there are approx.. 750 new Hideout homeowners in the last 2 years and suggested we should look Next Meeting: Friday, 11/12/2021, 9:00 at into some way to introduce them to the the POA Board Room ■ amenties of The Hideout. More discussion on this next month. Meeting ended at: 10:10 am Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps

Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - November 19, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance:

Meeting called to order 11:35 a.m.

Old Business: Tiki Bar Expansion: Awaiting drawings. 1. The Community Relations Department It is a top priority for next year. Plan is to is still looking for an assistant. have it operational by Memorial Day 2022. 2. The 50 +2 Anniversary Celebration Main Gate Project: Working with Peters planning is underway, however there was Consultants on redesign. no recent meeting of the committee and no updates at this time. The celebration is ECC Manual updates: The committee scheduled for July 16th, & 17th. continued work on this project.

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Call to Order at: 9:00 am

Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - December 13, 2021

2. The suggestion of Robo calls was had about informing members of hazardous situations, should they occur and it was determined that it was too expensive. In

the event of such a situation, notices are posted immediately on our Facebook page and sent out as email blasts. 3. Discussion was had about making changes in our Protective Covenants document but it can only be done every 10 years and need 80% of the membership to vote to approve. 4. Businesses that request us to post their activities in The Hideabout must also have an ad in The Hideabout. Only non-profit organization get free notices. 5. In regards to The Hideabout Extra, if there is no paid advertising on the back page, local events from non-profit organization are listed if received from our neighboring localities. 6. There was a discussion about members making reservations for activities for their guests (such as tennis, pickleball, & golf) without the member also participating. We will contact Recreation for an answer. Also, we will contact Recreation to find out if the Mini golf will be free next year. 7. There was a bit of miscommunication between management and committee chairpersons regarding the recent Appreciation Brunch. Many members did not receive the email and the chairpersons were not advised to check with their members to see if they would attend, thus leaving many disappointed. Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m. Next Meeting – Monday January 10 at 11:00 (new time) ■

Ski Hill Update: Dock and Dock deicer installed. New Pipe installed. Waterline almost completed. Rental shop conversion for 2022. Outlet Structure Update: Training walls have been repaired. Internal dam repair will begin next week. A new system has been set up for operation of the dam and solar LED lights have been installed. Stormwater: Stormwater efforts are ongoing. Princeton Hydro Project: Grant project Completed ECC Manual updates: Tabled until the Next ECC Meeting EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting ended at: 10:45 am - Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Mike Burns Next Meeting: Friday, 12/10/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

Happy New Year from the Communications Committee! Lou Della Santi, Eileen Simon, Lyle Britton, Judy Britton, Terri Letteratis, and Bernadette Zumbo

Visit The Hideout website at: www.hideoutassoc.com Please register (request a login). Sign up for email blasts. Access The Hideabout Newspaper, Hideabout Extra, and TV Channel 920. Look for all committee information, meeting dates, and everything and anything happening in The Hideout!


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Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Minutes - November 12, 2021 Call to Order: Meeting was called to order at 10 AM Pledge of Allegiance Present: Sharon Spiese Chairperson, Lisa McKenna, Patricia Hamlin, Ed Esposito, Kirsten Dolan, John Boandl-Recreation Manager, Walt Buda – Board Liaison, Larry Frotten – Community Manager, Craig Rafaniello – Project Manager, Desiree Detres – Maintenance Administrative Assistant Excused: Rich Yocum, Dennis Polhamus The minutes from October 8th, 2021 were approved with no corrections by Patti Hamlin and Lisa McKenna. DISCUSSION Front Gate We are still waiting on Peters Consultants. We are working out some details with Lake Genero. We will only have to move the road 50 feet. As for North Gate the work done will be mainly cosmetic.

Ski Hill Water line is finished and we will run a test next week. We still need permits for the Skate Rink. We performed test on Grips for the lift. This year we are going to use Brooks Lake for outdoor fishing and skating. Committee members discussed future plans for the Tiki Bar and the rest of The Hideout. Committee also discussed creating a Survey for the community. They will discuss this further at the next meeting. Committee members also discussed the Porta Potty at the Main Gate. They will come up with a solution that will work best for everyone. Motion to Adjourn: Sharon Spiese Lisa McKenna Next Meeting: December 3rd at 10AM ■

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(570) 698-4100, ext. 170

Ski Lift Tickets

Member 20.00 15.00 25.00

Day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Night (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Combo (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Individual Season Lift Pass Family Season Lift Pass

Child 11.00 8.00 11.00

6& Under free free free

70+ free free free

150.00 325.00

Snow Board Rentals Day Night Combo (ALL SNOW BOARD RENTALS REQUIRE Tubing Rentals

Ski Rentals Day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 23.00 Night (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) 21.00 Combo (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.) 32.00 Season 100.00 (ALL SKI RENTALS REQUIRE PURCHASE OF A LIFT TICKET) Ice Skate & Ice Fishing at Brooks Late - at your own risk

26.00 21.00 30.00 PURCHASE OF A LIFT TICKET) 15.00

Cross Country Ski Rentals (Recreation, x160) 2 Hours All Day

9.00 19.00

Ski Lessons Private lesson (1 hour) Semi-Private (2) (1 hour) Group Lesson (1 hour)

35.00 45.00 20.00

FITNESS CENTER (570) 698-4100, ext. 165 Adult Student* Member Member 5.00 4.00 20.00 15.00

Daily Weekly

INDOOR RECREATION (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Adult Guest 8.00 40.00

Student Guest* 6.00 30.00

Monthly

50.00

35.00

70.00

55.00

6-Month Yearly

100.00 160.00

90.00 120.00

165.00 230.00

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36.00

72.00

55.00

10 Visit Pass

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Tennis Court Hour Pickleball Court per Hour Tennis Clinic Indiv. Tennis Season Pass (Nov 1 - Apr 30) Indiv. Pickleball Season Pass (Nov 1 - Apr 30) Paddle Ball Court per Hour Basketball Court per Hour Basketball Half Court per Hour (full court per 1/2 hr) Shuffleboard per Hour Golf Simulator per Hour

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12.00 150.00 175.00

15.00 n/a 200.00

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Clubhouse - Lower Level Game Room

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100.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 150.00 60.00

Registration-Powerboat 20 hp & over Registration-Powerboat 19 hp & under Registration-Non-Powerboat Registration-Electric Motorboat Jet Ski Registration Yearly Storage Permit-Powerboat

Member 100.00 55.00 20.00 35.00 100.00 100.00

Yearly Storage Permit-Powerboat > 22 Ft Yearly Storage Permit-Non-Powerboat

155.00 80.00

Dockspace Full Season Dockspace Full Season-Pontoon Boats

750.00 800.00

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WOODWORKERS

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3.00

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Guest 30.00 15.00 20.00 n/a n/a 15.00 30.00 15.00 8.00 30.00

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Member 40.00

Annual Membership Fee

Guest 75.00

GOLF COURSE (570) 698-4100, ext. 180 9 Holes Member Guest

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Greens Fees per Person Greens Fees-Twilight Rate (After 2 pm) Greens Fees -Youth under 16 Motorized Cart Rental Motorized Cart Rent-Twilight Rate

12.00 10.00 8.00 8.00 6.00

16.00 14.00 8.00 8.00 6.00

20.00 18.00 n/a 13.00 11.00

24.00 22.00 n/a 13.00 11.00

Season Pass Individual (Weekdays Only) Season Pass Individual Family Pass Season Pass Individual - Sponsored Guest Season Pass Family - Sponsored Guest

Youth under 16 - Cart Fee Hand Cart Rental Club Rental Deposit on Clubs

5.00 2.00 11.00 30.00

5.00 2.00 13.00 30.00

n/a 2.00 11.00 30.00

n/a 2.00 13.00 30.00

Guest 10-Play Pass (Mon. - Fri. Only, 9 Holes) 144.00 Guest 10-Play Carts 72.00 Member 10-Play Greens 108.00 Member 10-Play Carts 72.00

Non Reciprocal 300.00 360.00 600.00 400.00 800.00

With Reciprocal 330.00 390.00 650.00 430.00 850.00

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(570) 698-4100, ext. 300 Daily Pool Pass Seasonal Pool Pass for (6) Guest Badges Seasonal Individual Pool Pass (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Semi-Private Swimming Lesson (1/2 hr) Private Swimming Lesson (1/2 hr) Two-Week Progressive Swim Lessons Swim Team Registration Second Child Additional Children Lifeguard Training Lifeguard Recertification Water Aerobics Rowboat/Paddleboat Rental per Hour Kayak/Canoe Rental per Hour Single Kayak/ Paddleboard per Hour Rowboat Rental Full Day

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15.00 20.00 65.00 75.00 40.00

18.00 25.00 75.00 n/a n/a

Member 20.00 14.00 55.00 300.00 750.00 60.00 100.00 155.00 30.00

Vacation Site - Day Tent Site - Day Tent Site - Week Monthly Site Yearly Site Storage Fee up to 15 ft Storage Fee 15 ft to 22 ft Storage Fee > 22 ft Late Fee (After April 30)

35.00

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Member 20.00 45.00

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REGISTRATION (570) 698-4100, ext. 300 Annual Vehicle Access Stickers - Sponsored Guest Annual Vehicle Access Gate Access Badge - Sponsored Guest Member Access Badge Replace Member Picture Badge Clickers Contractors' Gate Access Badge Replace Member Guest Badge Additional Member Guest Badges (over six) Update Member Guest Badges (over six) New Owner Fee Dog Park Tags Dog Park Renewal Social Membership (Also available st Clubhouse) RENTAL FEES 1-3 Overnights 4-7 Overnights 8-14 Overnights 15 days to 3 months 29 days 4 months to 1 year Rental Late Fee (less than 2 business days in advance) Failure to Register Renters : 1st offense 2nd offense 3rd offense S/T Renter Guest Badge L/T Renter Badge Access Adult L/T Renter Guest Badge (PVC) Replace Renter Picture Badge Replace Renter Guest Badge L/T Renter Non Driver Badge

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+ 6 mo sus + perm ban

Generator (whole house or stationary) Painting - Staining Re-Roofing Satellite Antenna Siding (Vinyl, wood) Additions Deck - New Deck - Replacement Dock/Bulkhead Driveway (new or asphalt re-top) Excavation/Demolition Fuel Storage Tanks (Propane, Oil) Garage - attached or detached Gazebo Major Landscape New Home Parking Pad Pet Enclosure Porch/Sunroom Hand Railing Retaining Wall Shed Tree Removal Roof Mounted Solar Systems New Home Lot - Trees Deposit

Member 20.00 No Cost No Cost 10.00 No Cost 100.00 75.00 50.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 20.00 100.00 45.00 40.00 600.00 40.00 10.00 100.00 40.00 30.00 45.00 20.00 15.00 3000.00

Improvements to Lot without securing a Hideout Building Permit will result in the assessement of a $250 ECC Fine. A second violation will result in a $500 ECC Fine.

20.00

BULK GARBAGE FEES

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL

(570) 698-4100, ext. 133

(570) 698-4100, ext. 166 Member 10.00 50.00

Minimum Charge Washer/Dryer Mattress/Box Springs Twin/Full Queen/King Carpet 8x10 / 10x12 Hot Water Heaters Dresser/Table Couch/Sofa Gas Grill Toilet/Sink Pick-up Truck / Trailer Small

n/a

PERMIT FEES

Member 150.00 150.00 50.00

1st Offense 2nd Offense Administration fine for repeat violations

35.00 50.00 35.00 40.00 30.00 50.00 30.00 30.00

Late Fee for Permit not picked up +20 days Late Fee for Permit not closed out +20 days

25.00 25.00

These fines include, but are not limited to: Debris on Property, Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Overgrown Vegetation 1st Offense violations corrected within 30 days will be rescinded. All ECC Citations must be corrected within 30 days or another citation will be issued.

75.00

Large

150.00

If the second citation is corrected with 14 days it shall be rescinded.

Dump Truck

250.00

Repeat violators will be subject to appearance and review by the Disciplinary Committee for disposition.

PUBLIC SAFETY (570) 698-4100, ext. 149

TRAFFIC

NON-TRAFFIC 1

VIOLATION 26 TO 40 mph Speeding

Speeding in a designated Safety Zone

st

Repeat

Offense 75.00

Offense 150.00

41 TO 50mph 51 TO 60 mph Exceeding 60mph 26 TO 40 mph

100.00 175.00 250.00

200.00 350.00 500.00

125.00

250.00

41 TO 50mph 51 TO 60 mph

175.00 350.00

350.00 700.00

Exceeding 60mph

500.00

1000.00

VIOLATION

CODE

1

st

Offense

PUBLIC ORDER Disorderly Conduct Public Drunkenness Harassment Theft of Service Purchase, Consumption or

Repeat Offense

PO-01 PO-02 PO-03 PO-04

150.00 150.00 150.00

300.00 300.00 300.00

150.00

300.00

Beverages by Juvenile Littering

PO-05 PO-06

150.00 250.00

500.00 Disciplinary

Feeding of Wildlife

PO-07

1000.00

Action

Failure to Comply

PO-08

150.00

300.00

Transportation of Malt or Brewed

Stop Signs & Yield Signs

PET

300.00

50.00

100.00

50.00 250.00 50.00 50.00 250.00 250.00 100.00 100.00 250.00

100.00 500.00 100.00 100.00 500.00 500.00 200.00 200.00 500.00

Excessive Barking Failure to License Pet Failure to Inoculate Pet Failure to Keep Pet Leashed Failure to Keep Pet Under Control Failure to Clean Up Pet Excrement Pets not Allowed to Enter POA Facilities Failure to Comply

P-01 P-02 P-03 P-04 P-05 P-06 P-07 P-08

50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 150.00

100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 300.00

Passing School Bus 250.00 Parking in a Fire Zone 150.00 Parking in handicapped space 250.00 Parking on any street in development (Snow Emergency) 50.00 Parking on any street in development without prior authorization 25.00 Parking at an amentity overnight without prior authorization 25.00 Expired Hideout Vehicle ID 25.00 Failure to display Hideout Vehicle ID 25.00

500.00 300.00 500.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

Counter Clockwise Direction B-01 Reckless Operation of a Watercraft B-02 No Observer B-03 No Personal Flotation Device B-04 100 Foot Rule B-05 Unregisterd Watercraft (Hideout and/or State) B-06 30 Minute Docking Violation B-07 Underage Operation of a Watercraft B-08 Watercraft Anchored Within 100' of Swim Area B-09

75.00 500.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 100.00 75.00 75.00 75.00

150.00 1000.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 200.00 150.00 150.00 150.00

Oversized Watercraft

B-10

500.00

1000.00

No Boaters Safety Education Course Certificate B-11 No Fishing License B-12 Failure to Comply B-13

250.00 75.00 150.00

500.00 150.00 300.00

Careless Driving Reckless Driving Failure to Signal on Turn Operating a vehicle without certificate of inspection Failure to yield to emergency vehicle Endangering safety of working crews Operating Unregistered Vehicle Unlicensed Driver Improper Passing

FIREWORKS Unauthorized use with exception of sparklers

1st off 2nd off 3rd off

500.00 1000.00 1500.00

plus suspen

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Servicing the Hideout for 26 yrs.

570-689-7407

www.ecareyconstruction.com

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH

unless otherwise posted

PA 149555

Fully Insured

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Finished Basements Bathroom Remodels Kitchen Installations Tile Work Decks Additions Power Washing

We cater to all facets of home repair

570-698-7310 or cell: 917-567-0398

25

Call backs within 24 hrs. John Ortola Owner operated Over 30 yrs. experience

Honest quote Insured POA Member PA019230

(570) 351-8005

Residential & Commercial

OTHER SERVICES:

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Fax: (570) 689-0662

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WATER DAMAGE? MOLD?

PHYSICAL THERAPY

WINTER SPORTS & KNEE INJURIES

Due to BROKEN or FROZEN PIPES, SEWAGE BACK-UP, WET BASEMENT, A LEAKS, DAMP CRAWLSPACE...

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s we are entering the “snow season” in the Pocono Mountains, the winter sports have begun! So many of these sports can be enjoyed right here in your very own Hideout Community. Sledding, snowboarding, skiing, ice-skating, and hockey are some favorites for all ages. As with any sport, proper warm up and gear helps in injury prevention. With the increase in participation in these sports, we tend to see an increase for physical therapy for certain injuries in our clinics. The most common winter sports injuries are injuries to the knees. For downhill skiing and snowboarding, medial collateral ligament (MCL) and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are the most common. The MCL is the primary stabilizer of the inner (medial) part of the knee. Spraining the MCL of the knee has always been a very common knee injury, as a twist of the knee can often lead to an MCL sprain. A direct blow to the outside of the thigh or if the foot is planted and there is great strain put on the knee can cause an MCL injury, such as one knee falling into the other. This type of injury often occurs while skiing. There are different grades of tears to the MCL, based on the amount of tears in the MCL fibers. Most MCL tears can be successfully managed non-operatively with physical therapy. Knees absorb much of the shock during sports such as skiing or skating. The ACL provides special stability to the knee joint, so it is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. It can tear partially or fully when landing, changing direction, or when twisting the knee aggressively. Some people will need reconstructive surgery, depending on the degree of damage. Either way, recovery will include physical therapy. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, and knee instability immediately after the injury, and difficulty moving or straightening the knee. Other knee injuries that can occur include dislocation, damaged cartilage, and fractures. As with any injury, addressing it sooner than later is the key. Let your local physical therapist get you back to your winter fun. Wishing everyone a safe & healthy winter season! ■


JANUARY 2022 HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER - SECTION 2

January Recreation Activities

Sat 1-Jan New Years Day Recreation CLOSED Sat 1-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Sat., Sun. 11am-5pm) Sun 2-Jan Zen Tangle Art Sun 2-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon 3-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon 3-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Mon 3-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Mon 3-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Tues 4-Jan Mohegan Sun Bus Trip - Leaves Nubia Malkin Art Center 10am, departs Mohegan 4:30pm Tues 4-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 5-Jan Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 5-Jan Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 5-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Wed 5-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Thurs 6-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Fri 7-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Friday 3pm-5pm) Fri 7-Jan Open Session w/Maria Morales, Nubia Malkin Art Center, crafting with friends, 6pm-9pm Fri 7-Jan Adult Ceramic Night, Nubia Malkin Art Center, 21yrs + , BYOB, 6pm-9pm (Every Friday) Fri 7-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Fri 7-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Fri 7-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 7-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 8-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 8-Jan Woodburning with John Bobcik, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 12+, $10pp, 1pm-3pm, reservation required Sat 8-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Sat., Sun. 11am-5pm) Sat 8-Jan Weaving Small Yarn Basket, Nubia Malkin Art Center, all ages, $5. pp, 3pm-5pm, Reservation Required Sat 8-Jan Beginners Stained Glass, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 13+, $20.pp, 1pm-4pm, reservation required Sat 8-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 9-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 9-Jan Weaving Small Yarn Basket, Nubia Malkin Art Center, all ages, $5. pp, 1pm-3pm, Reservation Required Mon 10-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 10-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon 10-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Mon 10-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Tues 11-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 12-Jan Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 12-Jan Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 12-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Wed 12-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Thurs 13-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Fri 14-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Friday 3pm-5pm) Fri 14-Jan Adult Ceramic Night, Nubia Malkin Art Center, 21yrs + , BYOB, 6pm-9pm (Every Friday) Fri 14-Jan Paint & Sip, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Adults only, BYOB, Reservations Required, 7pm-9pm Fri 14-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Fri 14-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Fri 14-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 14-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 15-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 15-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Sat., Sun. 11am-5pm) Sat 15-Jan Beginners Stained Glass, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 13+, $20.pp, 1pm-4pm, reservation required Sat 15-Jan Kids Craft, Nubia Malkin Art Center, ages 3-6 yrs, $3. pp, 11am-1pm, reservations required Sat 15-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat 15-Jan Winter Carnival, Ski hill, 1pm-4pm Sun 16-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 16-Jan Color Theory, Nubia Malkin Art Center, All ages, $5. pp, 1pm-3pm, reservations required Mon 17-Jan Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday

Mon 17-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 17-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Mon 17-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon 17-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Tues 18-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 19-Jan Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 19-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Wed 19-Jan Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 19-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Thurs 20-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Fri 21-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Friday 3pm-5pm) Fri 21-Jan Open Session w/Maria Morales, Nubia Malkin Art Center, crafting with friends, 6pm-9pm Fri 21-Jan Adult Ceramic Night, Nubia Malkin Art Center, 21yrs + , BYOB, 6pm 9pm (Every Friday) Fri 21-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Fri 21-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Fri 21-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 21-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 22-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 22-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Sat., Sun. 11am-5pm) Sat 22-Jan Woodburning with John Bobcik & Special Guest, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 12+, $10pp, 1pm-3pm, reservation required Sat 22-Jan Beginners Stained Glass, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 13+, $20.pp, 1pm-4pm, reservation required Sat 22-Jan Pencil Sketching (Still Life), Nubia Malkin Art Center, All Ages, $5.pp, 1pm-3pm, reservation required Sat 22-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 23-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 23-Jan Pencil Sketching (Still Life), Nubia Malkin Art Center, All Ages, $5.pp, 1pm-3pm, reservation required Mon 23-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 23-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Mon 24-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon 24-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Tues 25-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person| (Tues., Fri.) Wed 26-Jan Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 26-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Wed 26-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) Wed 26-Jan Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Thurs 27-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Fri 28-Jan Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 28-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Friday 3pm-5pm) Fri 28-Jan Adult Ceramic Night, Nubia Malkin Art Center, 21yrs + , BYOB, 6pm 9pm (Every Friday) Fri 28-Jan Beginners Stained Glass, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 13+, $20.pp, 6pm-9pm, reservation required Fri 28-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Fri 28-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Fri 28-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 29-Jan Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 29-Jan Beginners Stained Glass, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 13+, $20.pp, 1pm-4pm, reservation required Sat 29-Jan Acrylic Pour Chain Pull, Nubia Malkin Art Center, Ages 11+ with adult, $20.pp, 12pm-2pm, reservation required Sat 29-Jan Drawing With Colored Pencils, Nubia Malkin Art Center, all ages, $5.pp, 2pm-4pm, reservations required Sat 29-Jan Ceramic for all ages, Nubia Malkin Art Center (Every Sat., Sun. 11am-5pm) Sat 29-Jan Night at the races, 6pm, Main Lodge Sat 29-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 30-Jan Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 30-Jan Drawing With Colored Pencils, Nubia Malkin Art Center, all ages, $5.pp, 1pm-3pm, reservations required Mon 31-Jan Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 31-Jan Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Mon 31-Jan Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, F) Mon 31-Jan After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.)


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7th Annual Hideout Tree Lighting 2022

To start off our event on December 4, 2021, we hosted The Hideout tree lighting, although it was a cold windy night, the event was a great success with a large crowd coming out to start off the holiday season. Thank you to the Western Wayne school chorus for providing us with a wonderful assortment of Christmas carols. Thank you to the Lake Ariel Fire Department for their yearly support in the awaiting anticipation of Santa Claus. The excitement on the children’s faces as Santa Claus arrives is a beautiful site to see. Thank you to Larry Frotten our Community Manager, Jill Metschulat Assistant Community Manager, Dennis Polhamus Facilities Manager, the Food & Beverage Department, and of course our staff at Recreation for helping make the tree lighting are seamless event. ■

Hideout Santa 5K Run & Walk Next was our Santa 5K run on December 11, 2021 with 20 participants. The weather was breezy, but that didn’t stop our runners from having a great time. Special thanks to Food & Beverage, and Public Safety for all their help. We would like to acknowledge our Santa 5K winners: 1ST PLACE WINNERBRIAN GALLAGHER 2ND PLACE WINNERNEAL VERDOLINO 3RD PLACE WINNERALISHA GRYNIEWICZ Congratulations to our winners and to all those who participated. ■


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The Hideout Children’s Holiday Party 2022

For our final holiday event on December 18, 2021, The Hideout Recreation Department held its annual Children’s Holiday Party co-sponsored by RE/MAX BEST at the Main Lodge. The annual event included games, prizes, snacks, and a special appearance by Santa Claus. The highlight of the day for all the children was meeting Santa Claus. Each child stood in line anxiously waiting to tell Santa what they wanted. After the children got their chance to sit on Santa’s lap each child was able to choose a gift donated by RE/MAX BEST. A special thanks to RE/MAX BEST for co-sponsoring our children’s holiday party. Thank you to everyone that attended and we look forward to seeing you again next year. ■

Children’s Holiday Party - the RE/MAX BEST Team

Children’s Holiday Party at the Main Lodge


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February Recreation Activities Tues

1-Feb

Mohegan Sun Bus Trip – Leaves NM Art Center 10am, departs 4:30pm

Mon

14-Feb Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Tues

1-Feb

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

Mon

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

Wed

2-Feb

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

Tues

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

Wed

2-Feb

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Wed

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

Wed

2-Feb

Family Open Gym 3:00pm – 5:00 pm

Wed

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

Wed

2-Feb

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

Wed

16-Feb Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Thurs

3-Feb

Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Wed

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

Fri

4-Feb

Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Thurs

17-Feb Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Fri

4-Feb

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

Fri

18-Feb Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Fri

4-Feb

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

Fri 4-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 5-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat

5-Feb

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

Sun

6-Feb

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon

7-Feb

Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Mon

7-Feb

Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Mon

7-Feb

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

Mon

7-Feb

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

Tues

8-Feb

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

Wed

9-Feb

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

Wed

9-Feb

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Wed

9-Feb

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

Wed

9-Feb

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

Thurs

10-Feb Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Fri

11-Feb Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Fri

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

Fri

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

Fri 11-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 12-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat

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

Sun

13-Feb Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon

14-Feb Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Mon

14-Feb Valentines Day

Mon

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

Fri

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

Fri

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

Fri 18-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat

19-Feb Open House, 1pm-5pm, ISC

Sun

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

Mon

21-Feb Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Mon

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

Mon

21-Feb Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Mon

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

Tues

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

Wed

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

Wed

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

Wed

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

Wed

23-Feb Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Thurs

24-Feb Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Fri

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

Fri

25-Feb Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Fri

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

Fri 25-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 26-Feb Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat

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

Sun

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

Mon

28-Feb Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Mon

28-Feb Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M-F)

Mon

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

Mon

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


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Winter Sports Complex The Hideout SKI HILL

Skiing - Snowboarding - Ski Rentals Snowboard Rentals - Snowtubing

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

Ski Lodge Office: (570) 698-4100, ext. 170 Association of Property Owners of The Hideout, Inc. Ski Patrol: (570) 698-4100, ext. 172 GUIDE698-4100, – SKI HILL ext. 176 Ski Rental Shop:2022 FEE(570) Ski Hill Operations (570)698-4100, 698-4100 ext. 170 Ticket Window: (570) ext. 173 LIFT Tickets/Passes

DAY (9a-5p) NIGHT (5p-9p) COMBO (9a-9p) Season LIFT Pass (Individual) Season LIFT Pass (Family)

SKI Rental

SKI RENTAL - DAY (9a-5p) SKI RENTAL - NIGHT (5p-9p) SKI RENTAL – COMBO (9a-9p) SKI RENTAL – SEASON CROSS COUNTRY SKI Rental 2 HOURS ALL DAY

Adult 20.00 15.00 25.00 150.00 350.00

23.00 21.00 32.00 100.00

Child 15.00 12.00 20.00 150.00 350.00

All Ski Rentals Require Purchase of a LIFT Ticket

9.00 19.00

SNOW BOARD RENTAL (All Snow Board Rentals Require Purchase of a Lift Ticket) DAY 26.00 NIGHT 21.00 COMBO (9a-9p) 30.00

No seasonal snow board rentals.

TUBING Rental (Per Hour)

SKI Lessons

Group Lesson – 1 Hour Private Lesson – 1 Hour Double Private – 1 Hour Both

15.00

20.00 35.00 45.00

HOURS OF OPERATION (weather permitting)

Opening Day is December 26, 2021

REGULAR WEEKENDS Friday Saturday Sunday

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

~ HOLIDAYS ~ Christmas Week January 1 12:00 - 5:00 PM January 2 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Martin Luther King Weekend January 14 5:00 - 9:00 PM January 15 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM January 16 & 17 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

President’s Week February 18 5:00 - 9:00 PM February 19 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM February 20 – February 24 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM February 25 & 26 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM February 27 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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FUN TIMES AT THE NUBIA MALKIN ART CENTER

Marie’s Craft Night

Stained Glass Class adult ceramic nights

three shade system inc. shade structures installed over our bocce ball courts


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REAL ESTATE

Selling Your Home In The Winter… By: Terri Ditty, Associate Broker

H

ere in the Poconos, selling a home during the winter months can be a challenge.. If you are serious about getting your home sold, you should realize that this is actually a great time to sell your home. Those buyers who are out home shopping in the winter are very serious buyers. During the slack time in the market, the less serious buyers drop out. There are a few things that you should do to increase your home’s appeal during the winter. Staying on top of winter maintenance and chores is a sure-fire way of adding value to your home. A neatly shoveled driveway and cleared walkway are a must. Don’t forget to shovel by the side doors, the garage and decks. It is fine to have sleds, toboggans and that sort of thing visible as it will reinforce the idea that your home is fun. Make sure boots, coats, gloves, scarves and all those other cold weather items are placed neatly in the mud room or coat closet. Provide a good welcome mat for people to wipe their feet as buyers sometimes feel awkward about tracking through people’s homes.

Make sure the heating system is in good working order and that the room temperature is kept at a comfortable level. There is nothing worse than having a buyer zip through your home without taking the time to really take a look because it is so cold all they can think of is getting back to the warmth of the car. An unheated home can be colder inside than it is outside! Open as many curtains as possible to add light and color to rooms. It is also a good idea to keep spring and summer pictures of your home out on tables and in clear view. Photos of your front yard flowers or the backyard shade tree in full summer bloom can help swing many buyers in favor of a purchase. Just as you would in warmer weather, take yourself on a tour of your home. Start in the basement and work your way through the house. More than likely you’ll see many previously undiscovered cluttered spaces and needed repairs that can turn off potential buyers. Winter IS a great time to sell your home, particularly in the market we are currently experiencing. ■

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LETTERS

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 To our Hideout Family and Friends, We would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to the Hideout Elves and all of the members of the Hideout community that came together on November 19th for Donna and I. We are overwhelmed with the love, friendship, offers of help and assistance, and the generous support you showed at the Benefit. Through a video call that night, we were able to see the amazing turnout and everyone there having a great time with the support of the Clubhouse. Your outpouring of love, support and generosity has provided us with enormous comfort. With Our Love Chris and Donna DeKenipp

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is Your generous outpouring of support and abundant donations to the food drive are sincerely appreciated. Your contribution will significantly benefit local families. ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/LAKE ARIEL

Want to be more involved? You are invited to attend a weekly meeting held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at R Place on 590.

Notice: There is a nonperishable food item drop-off box at the Main Gate for anyone who would like to donate. Please refrain from leaving food at the Main Mail Box area. Thank you!

25 MPH

unless otherwise posted

25

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.


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Hideout Book Club

The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com. The Hideout Book Club Selections for 2021-2022 January 2022 The Last Thing He Told Me by: Laura Dave February 2022 Midnight Library by: Matt Haig March 2022 The Nature of Fragile Things by: S. Meissner

Book Club

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

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

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

Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - December 8, 2021 CALL TO ORDER: 10:AM

OLD BUSINESS

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SIDING POA siding has been completed. The employee entrance stairs was rebuilt and is up to code. Wood Workers siding is also complete. The roof was fixed and new doors installed. Club House was also resided. All projects for 2021 have been completed.

PRESENT: Rich Straczynski-Chairperson, Laura Rusnak, Michelle Popadynec, Daniel O’Neill, William Pols, Dennis Polhamus-Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello- Project Manager, Desiree Detres- Maintenance Administrative Assistant Excused: Michael Terranova Guests: John Casey, Raymond Berrie, Dale Conlon, Jim Dunn, Lisa McKenna, Tom Foley Minutes from Meeting on October 13th, 2021 were approved The beginning of the meeting began with the introduction of new Committee Members. We went around the table and introduced ourselves. We also had the pleasure of meeting some members who are interested in being part of the committee. We went over our procedures and what our committee’s purpose is. NEW BUSINESS

COMMITTEE MEMBER COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS • Main Gate mail boxes there are some lights that are out • More gravel is needed at the Dog Park between the two gates • Near 1831 looks like there’s a hole opening up • At the Club House stairs going to Recreation, the lights are not working • North Side mail boxes need to be cleaned • OSC pole lights are out. New lights will be installed

MAINTENANCE VEHICLES All vehicles are equipped with plows and spreaders. We are fully equipped to handle this winters snow. With the investments we have made we will no longer have to rely on outside contractors to help with snow storms. The new salt shed is will be able to hold a lot more material. We are also getting a new Pole Barn to store our equipment. Should be installed in February.

• Crack Sealing – We are looking for contractors

STORM WATER All storm water projects for 2021 are completed. We are now scheduling projects for 2022. Storm water will always be a work in progress. We are working on larger problems in order to fix the smaller problems,

• Bushes at the Main Gate by the flag poles need to be trimmed

• Closing the back of the North mailboxes. • Indoor courts at Recreation needs some cleaning • Deerfield Court there is a crack in the ground that needs to be sealed • Club House handicap ramp on the Bistro side could use grips on the wood

MOTION TO ADJOURN: 11:AM MOTION BY: Michelle Popadynec SECOND BY: Laura Rusnak NEXT MEETING: January 12th ,2022 10:AM ■

If you would like to announce your special event, e.g., graduation, wedding, birthday, please send picture and write-up to: Lisa Green, The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email: Lgreen@thehideout.us

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED IN THE HIDEOUT $500 citation 1st offense


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Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., JANUARY 2022 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: http://www.roamingwood.com/

2022 Proposed RS&W Board Meeting Schedule

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

Jan 19 Feb 23 Mar 23 April 27 May 25

July 20 Aug 24 Sept 21 Oct 8 (9am) Nov 22 Dec 21

Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM—3:30 PM Rates for Service Scheduled Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $50.00, minimum Water On/Off - $20.00 Unscheduled After Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $75.00, minimum Water On/Off - $75.00 Other Rates: Sat., 10:00 PM to Mon., 7:30 AM Service Call - $85.00, premium Water On/Off - $85.00 On Holidays, Premium Rates Apply RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All non-emergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours.

Date

2022 Holiday Schedule

December 2021

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

February

Monday, February 21— Presidents Day

April

Friday, April 15—Good Friday/ Easter

May

Monday, May 30—Memorial Day

July

Monday, July 4—Independence Day

September

Monday, September 5—Labor Day

November

Thursday, November 24— Thanksgiving

November

Friday, November 25—Day After Thanksgiving

December

Monday, December 26 — Christmas Day (Observed)

January 2023

Monday, January 2—New Year’s Day (Observed)

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association RS&W Advances Draft Budget – No Rate Increase for 2022

The Roamingwood Sewer & Water Assoc. and South Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority Board of Directors, came together this past fall and took advantage of some magnificent rates in the current Bond Market. Together they called in the original 2010 Bond Issuance, which was established to help fund Stage 1 of the project, and reissued new Bonds at 1.6%. The Bond Issuance is just over $28 million and was finalized without extending the life of the original Bond. This new issuance realizes a $4.5 million in savings over its life. With the current economic uncertainty and increased cost for many vital resources, we are thrilled to announce that we are able to pass this savings on to our customers, as a stay in rate increase for 2022. Our Organization and Community are very fortunate to have a management team and governing boards that are always working together toward creative and stable financial well-being, without compromising our quality of service to our customers. RS&W is looking forward to continuing our efforts and further grow as an innovative and effective provider of water and wastewater treatment. We look forward to announcing some other exciting news in 2022, that will bring our commitment to the environment and community to a whole new level. We are grateful to all of you for your patience, as we continue to rebuild the old infrastructure that was so badly deteriorated. There is an end in sight to this endeavor and our focus has always been to create a culture of integrity, preparedness, and service to the Hideout Community. Our goal, is for this system and organization to be a reliable service to you, for many years to come.

WATER HARDNESS REVISITED WATER HARDNESS IN THE HIDEOUT RS&W provides safe drinking water to the Hideout Community, via 5 wells that are treated for disinfection and pumped into a Central Distribution System. Each well being fed by natural groundwater aquifers, has a varying degree of natural hardness. Our South Well on Lakeview Dr East registers the hardest water. Homes around this well may experience more build-up than other areas, due to their closer proximity to this well. None of the levels of natural hardness are dangerous in your drinking water. Below is an explanation of common hard water issues and remedies: The Hideout water supply typically falls in the moderately hard range and is considered normal and balanced by water quality parameters. The supply is under the jurisdiction of the state and meets all standards. Samples are routinely taken from selected points at the sources, and throughout the distribution system for chemical and bacteriological analysis. WHAT IS HARD WATER? Hardness is due, principally, to calcium and magnesium ions that occur naturally in all surface and ground water. While rain or snow picks up slight amounts of impurities, such as dust, smoke, bacteria, and gases from the air, it is still almost pure H 2O with zero hardness. However, when rain or snow comes in contact with the earth, soluble minerals present in the earth’s crust (calcium and magnesium) are dissolved and go into solution to make the water hard. The more calcium and magnesium present, the greater the hardness. IS SOFT WATER MORE BENEFICIAL THAN HARD WATER? Calcium and magnesium minerals, which cause hardness in water, are found in many foods. Health authorities agree that the small amounts of these minerals found in most water supplies have little or no detrimental effect on human health. Some studies have even suggested that drinking hard water offers some cardiovascular health benefits, but they have not been deemed conclusive, and there is no “recommended hardness” for human consumption. IRONS AND BATTERIES The manufacturers of some steam irons state that the water used in the irons should not exceed a certain hardness or should not contain more than a specified number of total solids. It is obvious that there will be a tendency for minerals to deposit in an iron when the water is evaporated to form steam. These deposits reduce the efficiency of the iron. Even very soft waters can leave deposits in a steam iron. Manufacturers of lead/acid batteries such as those used in vehicles warn that “topping off” the cells with tap water can reduce battery life and performance since the minerals present may affect the battery chemistry. For these reasons, distilled water, which may be purchased by the consumer, will extend the life of both steam irons and batteries. SOAP AND WATER When soap is added to hard water a chemical reaction takes place between the soap and the hardness-causing chemicals (calcium and magnesium). In this reaction the hardness of the water is neutralized so that a lather can be formed. Soap and the hardness – causing chemicals, when combined, form sticky, solid particles, which can be seen floating in the water. Some of these particles attach themselves to the sides of bathtubs and washing machines and cling to clothes. The harder the water, the more likely it is to form these deposits, particularly with certain types of soap. Today, detergents or cleaning agents that counteract the hardness in the water without forming solid particles are used. If these detergents are used instead of soap, the particles will not be formed. However, there are reports that some people are allergic to these detergents and experience excessive dryness of the skin after using detergents in the bath, laundry, and kitchen. CLEANING AND REMOVING LIMESCALE Whenever water containing hardness minerals is heated or allowed to evaporate, the minerals can precipitate out of the water to form chalky white deposits called limescale. Deposits on faucets and fixtures in shower and bathtub areas can be removed easily using commonly available cleaners that are specially formulated for this particular purpose. Deposits in coffee makers, electric kettles, and other similar appliances can usually be removed by filling them with a cleaning solution which typically contains an acid such as vinegar or citric acid. Make sure to consult the appliance manufacturer’s information for specific recommendations on cleaning and maintenance procedures since some espresso makers caution against the use of vinegar. WATER SOFTENING If water of minimal hardness is desired, a water softener can be installed in the home. The softener consists of a tank filled with a mineral (zeolite), which will remove calcium and magnesium from the water and replace them with sodium. This fact should be brought to the attention of consumer family members who may be on a low sodium diet. They may wish to consult with their physician on this point. Softened waters tend to be more corrosive than waters with some hardness and may, therefore, cause corrosion to the household plumbing system.

The Annual Water Quality Report can be found online by visiting: www.roamingwood.com/waterreport


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

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RYAN’S ANGELS Holiday Gala for the Hideout Elves

Ryan’s Angels Hosts Holiday Gala at Main Lodge By: Brian Carchedi

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n Saturday, December 11th, 140 community members gathered to celebrate the holiday spirit at the Main Lodge to support a worthy cause hosted by Ryan’s Angels. Among the dinner, dancing, raffles, and merriment, the attendees also celebrated the Proclamation awarded by the Board of Directors to the Hideout Elves, proclaiming December 11th the Hideout Elves’ day in The Hideout. The evening wouldn’t have been the success that it was without the outstanding work from Hideout Food & Beverage, the support of our Board of Directors, our Community Manager, Larry Frotten, and of course, our corporate sponsors of this year’s gala. Ryan’s Angels’ roots started as a very simple memorial golf outing for a dear friend and community resident, Jack Ryan. Since its inception, the organization has grown to obtain major corporate sponsorships in organizing events such as the Golf Outing for the Lake Ariel Fire Department this past July. In November, Ryan’s Angels also hosted a fundraiser at the Clubhouse for Chris and Donna DeKnipp, which also garnered overwhelming support from our community. The Holiday Gala supported the Hideout Elves to help make the holiday season brighter for needy families in Wayne County. To date, Ryan’s Angels has raised over $14,000.00 of net proceeds to the charities and individuals it has chosen to support, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our wonderful community. Thank you. As Ryan’s Angels looks to 2022, we are also looking to expand our efforts to give the Fire Department additional support, to raise money for a new memorial plaque at the Clubhouse, which Ryan’s Angels also maintains, and to aid hyperlocal charities which benefit our families, friends, and neighbors. So please mark your calendar: Our Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, with dinner to follow at the Main Lodge at 6:00PM, those wishing to only attend the dinner may register to do so. The proceeds of the Golf Outing will again support the Lake Ariel Fire Department. The Holiday Gala will be on Saturday, December 10, 2022. As many of you know, registration for both events are limited, so if you would like to attend, please contact Ryan’s Angels at info@ryansangels. org for additional information. Also, don’t forget to like us on Facebook @ ryansangelsnepa. Thank you all again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Wishing you and yours all the best for a happy and healthy 2022. ■


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The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH

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25

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

A NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

Reasons for the Rain

Portion control is the only way Eat half of what you are served each day Your body can live on so much less Don’t just guess or leave it to fate Take charge your control before it’s too late Each pound you gain Remains and questions your brain That knows you are a star That sees you as you are It’s so much easier to put on weight Then to take it off for goodness sake This lack of control Takes too great a toll For every roll you see So my friend be wise be cool Treat your body like a sparkling jewel Wear it every day with pride Promise this time you won’t have to hide Make your resolution for this coming new year That you will be filled with joy and cheer And when you do I promise you A whole new you in twenty twenty-two.

When days are filled with constant storms And your faith and hope are drained, Although you can’t see clearly now, God has reasons for the rain. For behind the scenes are blessings Too wonderful to be contained; Yes, the sun is always shining Beyond those thunder clouds filled with rain. So take heart, for when the storms subside, The outcome becomes quite plainMany lessons would go unlearned Had it not been for the rain! So the next time a storm blows your way, Let your faith and hope remain, And give God thanks for His graceAnd His reasons for the rain.

WOLRAD/2021 WOLRAD is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. WOLRAD offers to share his poetry for free at www.mhdarlow.medium.com. Darlow also welcomes comments on his website www.iwonderdoyou.com.

by: Millie Torzilli


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - November 3, 2021

T

he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on November 3rd, 2021. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin was present. The meeting was called to order at 7PM and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on October 5th, 2021, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for October 2021, carried 3-0.

Public Comment: Question was asked about the Playground and completion. T. Jaggars noted that the playground at the Township building is complete, waiting for fence company estimated to be installed in December or January. Once fence completed two of the benches will be installed where the concrete pads have been placed. The turf under the playground equipment is permeable and cushioned and meets ADA requirements. Still waiting for NPDES permit for work to continue at the Lake School Property. Subdivisions: None Correspondence: 1) Maplewood Fire Co provided their Annual Auto Insurance statement. F. Birmelin moved to reimburse Maplewood Fire Co $5727.00 carried 3-0. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported for the month of October they winterized the Pavilion. They got the building addition ready for cement and waiting for the door for completion. Completed lawns and building maintenance at both Township properties. The building was cleaned for election. An issue with beavers on the Rosengrant road had to be handled. Trucks have gone out for repairs and recalls. They painted the lines in the

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parking lot. The township sold at Auction old items and bought a sweeper at the sale. Storm damage handled. Filled the bins and 1 truck is ready for winter. Old Business: 1) Opening bid for Excavator purchase. Five Star submitted its used machine 2015 John Deere for a price of $ 94,633.00. Highway Equipment and supply submitted a bid for a 2021 Volvo for a price of $ 156,338.00. Discussion noted and the used machine will work for the Township needs. S. Swingle moved to approve the purchase of the 2015 John Deere pending review of all required items requested, carried 3-0. 2) Winter Parking ban reminder will take effect November 15th through April 15th, 2022. 3) The 2022 Budget has been prepared F. Birmelin moved to advertise Budget for adoption, carried 3-0. 4) Deferred Compensation Resolution draft was reviewed and read. The Deferred compensation will be offered to employees and working Supervisors that have been employed by the Township for 25 years, 65 years of age and will pay for employee and spouse’s Medicare supplement. 5) F. Birmelin contacted to provide EMT training here at the building. No response yet. The Supervisors discussed designation of funds for Training of EMT’s and Fire Fighters. New Business: 1) F. Birmelin moved to Advertise for CPA for Annual 2021 audit, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to hire a CPA to audit the Lake Township Tax Collector for the 2021 year, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Question as to the interest from the ARP funds noted will go into that account. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo Secretary-Treasurer ■

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HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION Since 1995, The Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, The Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through The Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact Michael McAleer at (570) 780-8002 for details. They meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the POA ■

HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

The HASG was formed in 1980 to provide an opportunity for Hideout members, including renters, age 40 and over, to meet with and socialize with other members of our community. If you enjoy meeting new friends, socializing with old friends, and like to party, then the H.A.S.G. is for you. Typical events include dinner dances, picnics, luaus, a “social” golf league, local outings, travel, and anything else you can think of that involves socializing, dining, and just generally having a great time with wonderful friends new and old. The H.A.S.G. meets the second Thursday of each month (except December) at 1:00 p.m. at the Main Lodge. Refreshments are always served. All interested Hideout members are welcome to attend our meetings. Let us know you’re coming and a member of our Welcoming Committee will greet you. For more information please contact: Barbara Kelczewski (570) 503-0855, beesafe@echoes.net ■


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of Nov 30, 2021 MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES

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

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

440,625 (14,688) 4,387 -

440,625 (14,687) 875 875

(1) 3,512 (875)

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

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

4,877,969 (161,563) 34,289 20,310

4,846,875 (161,557) 7,875 7,875

31,094 (6) 26,414 12,435

0.6% 0.0% 0.0%

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

430,324

427,688

2,636

0.6%

408,540

4,771,005

4,701,068

69,937

1.5%

4,534,730

137 25

1,000 167

-86.3% -85.0%

68 25

2,373 273

11,000 1,833

-78.4% -85.1%

4,793 11,043

430,486

428,855

1,631

0.4%

408,633

4,773,651

4,713,901

1.3%

4,550,566

5,967 100 9 60 12,314 2,573 3,075 42,257 15,297 61,561 517 8,114 353

6,750 14,233 1,080 882 540 45 4,448 14,382 13,085 35,752 1,908 8,904

(783) 100 9 60 (1,919) (1,080) 1,691 (540) (45) (1,373) 27,875 2,212 25,809 (1,391) 8,114 (8,551)

122,909 18,213 69,277 146,767 100,168 137,810 192,961 25,261 6,588 3,955 54,570 654,295 178,938 669,752 3,667 99,980 97,162

75,700 23,890 93,300 145,060 99,750 156,577 202,415 17,109 5,940 2,880 43,330 258,161 162,585 530,065 30,328 85,645 266,499

47,209 (5,677) (24,023) 1,707 418 (18,767) (9,454) 8,152 648 1,075 11,240 396,134 16,353 139,687 (26,661) 14,335 (169,337)

62.4% -23.8% -25.7% 1.2% 0.4% -12.0% -4.7% 47.6% 10.9% 37.3% 25.9% 153.4% 10.1% 26.4% -87.9% 16.7% -63.5%

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

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

152,197

102,009

50,188

49.2%

127,442

2,582,273

2,199,234

383,039

17.4%

1,919,274

TOTAL INCOME

582,683

530,864

51,819

9.8%

536,075

7,355,924

6,913,135

442,789

6.4%

6,469,840

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

107,881 960 28,251 1,874 1,692 31,235 640 17,457 6,339 154,370 538 19,530 129,154 10,940 83,272 57 10,975 12,659

112,922 1,194 13,736 2,311 793 34,509 3,725 23,615 5,657 127,963 977 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 3,502 23,891

5,041 234 (14,515) 437 (899) 3,274 3,085 6,158 (682) (26,407) 439 14,594 (10,143) 4,377 (17,833) 1,610 (7,473) 11,232

4.5% 19.6% -105.7% 18.9% -113.4% 9.5% 82.8% 26.1% -12.1% -20.6% 44.9% 42.8% -8.5% 28.6% -27.3% 96.6% -213.4% 47.0%

108,560 921 18,002 1,802 1,128 37,159 (90) 15,319 5,954 151,518 746 23,187 97,213 9,974 62,788 173 8,920 12,766

1,222,526 12,750 263,976 49,592 194,121 382,975 99,931 264,972 79,556 1,655,340 7,810 351,690 1,426,492 133,620 870,145 2,294 138,670 217,782

1,242,143 14,006 196,892 46,789 186,158 406,800 100,010 282,520 62,702 1,413,089 9,767 375,369 1,309,116 168,487 719,829 18,333 70,158 318,096

19,617 1,256 (67,084) (2,803) (7,963) 23,825 79 17,548 (16,854) (242,251) 1,957 23,679 (117,376) 34,867 (150,316) 16,039 (68,512) 100,314

1.6% 9.0% -34.1% -6.0% -4.3% 5.9% 0.1% 6.2% -26.9% -17.1% 20.0% 6.3% -9.0% 20.7% -20.9% 87.5% -97.7% 31.5%

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 62,381 169,102

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

617,824

590,353

(27,471)

-4.7%

556,040

7,374,242

6,940,264

(433,978)

-6.3%

6,651,654

16,336

6,379

(9,957)

-156.1%

3,896

19,468

70,171

50,703

72.3%

10,840

634,160

596,732

(37,428)

-6.3%

559,936

7,393,710

7,010,435

(383,275)

-5.5%

6,662,494

(65,868)

14,391

129 90,000

-

(155,997)

14,391

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

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (51,477) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION NET INCOME (LOSS)

129 90,000 (141,606)

(863) (142)

-11.6%

-13.5% -100.0% 191.7% -100.0% -100.0% -30.9% 193.8% 16.9% 72.2% -72.9% -96.0%

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

(23,861)

(37,786)

(97,300)

0.0% 0.0%

129 81,250

1,422 990,000

1,422 990,000

9.2%

(105,240)

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

(1,029,208)

(1,088,722)

(8,627) (1,560) 59,750

59,514 -

0.0% 0.0%

1,422 893,750

59,514

5.5%

(1,087,826)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(101,914) (860) (28,242) (1,814) (1,692) (18,921) (640) (17,457) (3,766) (154,370) (538) (16,455) (86,897) 4,357 (21,711) 460 (2,861) (12,306)

(106,172) (1,194) (13,736) (2,311) (793) (20,276) (2,645) (23,615) (4,775) (127,423) (932) (29,676) (104,629) (2,232) (29,687) 241 (3,502) (14,987)

4,258 334 (14,506) 497 (899) 1,355 2,005 6,158 1,009 (26,947) 394 13,221 17,732 6,589 7,976 219 641 2,681

(465,627)

(488,344)

22,717

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFICIT

(192,654)

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

122,909 18,213 69,277 146,767 100,168 137,810 192,961 25,261 6,588 3,955 54,570 654,295 178,938 669,752 3,667 99,980 97,162

1,222,526 12,750 263,976 49,592 194,121 382,975 99,931 264,972 79,556 1,655,340 7,810 351,690 1,426,492 133,620 870,145 2,294 138,670 217,782

(1,099,617) 5,463 (194,699) 97,175 (93,953) (245,165) 93,030 (264,972) (54,295) (1,648,752) (3,855) (297,120) (772,197) 45,318 (200,393) 1,373 (38,690) (120,620)

(1,166,443) 9,884 (103,592) 98,271 (86,408) (250,223) 102,405 (282,520) (45,593) (1,407,149) (6,887) (332,039) (1,050,955) (5,902) (189,764) 11,995 15,487 (51,597)

66,826 (4,421) (91,107) (1,096) (7,545) 5,058 (9,375) 17,548 (8,702) (241,603) 3,032 34,919 278,758 51,220 (10,629) (10,622) (54,177) (69,023)

(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 10,674 (163,439)

2,705 (2,032) (36,401) (1,723) (7,229) 36,352 (9,063) (10,059) (4,869) (212,144) 1,947 28,504 17,145 38,375 104,330 1,118 (49,364) 42,819

2,582,273

7,374,242

(4,791,969)

(4,741,030)

(50,939)

(4,732,380)

(59,589)

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


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: Nov 30, 2021

JANUARY 2022 • 49 THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH MONTH VARIANCE % ACTUAL BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

430,486 A

428,855 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

152,197

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

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

1,631

0.4%

408,633

102,009

50,188

49.2%

127,442

582,683

530,864

51,819

9.8%

536,075

634,160

596,732

(37,428)

-6.3%

559,936

(51,477)

(65,868)

90,129

90,129

(141,606)

YTD ACTUAL

(155,997)

4,773,651 A

4,713,901 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,582,273

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

0.0%

81,379

14,391

9.2%

(105,240)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL 4,550,566

2,199,234

383,039

17.4%

1,919,274

7,355,924

6,913,135

442,789

6.4%

6,469,840

7,393,710

7,010,435

(383,275)

-5.5%

6,662,494

(97,300)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

991,422

991,422

AS OF Nov 30, 2021

-

1.3%

(37,786)

CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

(23,861)

59,750

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

NET INCOME (LOSS)

14,391

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

TOTAL INCOME

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

(1,029,208) ADJUSTED FORECAST

(1,088,722)

59,514

(192,654)

59,514

C

0.0%

895,172

5.5%

(1,087,826)

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

5,171,623

5,142,750

28,873

0.56%

4,963,120

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,718,538

2,340,739

377,799

16.14%

2,028,588

7,890,161

7,483,489

406,672

5.43%

6,991,708

8,119,500

7,616,330

(503,170)

-6.61%

7,293,530

(96,498)

-73%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

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

(229,339)

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,310,890)

(1,214,392)

(96,498) D

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

Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2021 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2021. D: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2021. Forecast Adjustments Adjustments have been made to forecast based on actual operating results YTD Budget Variances 1 Operational dues collections projected to come in at 99%; Delinquent dues collections have exceeded budget 2 Investment income: $12,000 budgeted, $2373 earned YTD 3. Public Safety: Revenue fav $47k; expenses fav $22k 4 Ski Hill: Revenue unfav $24K; expenses unfav $67k 5 Pools & Beaches: Unfavorable loss YTD of $7.5k over budget 6 Golf Maintenance: fav $17.8k to budget 6 Maintenance: Revenue on budget; expenses unfav $239.7k 7 Administration: Revenue fav $396k; expenses unfav $107k 8 Clubhouse: Revenue fav $139.7k; expenses unfav $143k 9 Lodge/Tiki Bar: Revenue unfav $169k; expenses fav $100k 10 Snackbars: Revenue fav $14k; expenses unfav $68k

(1,278,373)


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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2021 Capital Expenditures - As of Nov 30, 2021 New Capital Projects Backup generator for Public Safety Four new two-way radios Radar Display Units (4) ABDI Proprietary Scanfast - license scanner

Department Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety

Project # 10-45 10-46 10-47

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

Under (Over)

10,499

3,500 1 17,000 1,780

6,000

10-48

6,000

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

15,000

13,220

Commercial swing set for playground Laurel Pk

Laurel Park

11-40

2,500

2,157

343

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-41

10,367

596

9,772 52,459

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

90,000

37,541

100 New Kayak rack storage spots (Marina)

Marina

13-41

6,000

5,535

Bocce Ball court pavilion/roof

Recreation

16-42

45,000

45,000

Electric Trolling motor/batteries/charger (for row boats)

Recreation

16-43

1,600

1,600

Batting cage

Recreation

16-44

3,500

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-42

41,500

41,846

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-43

8,000

8,708

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus (mower)

Golf Maintenance

19-44

30,000

Install air conditioning in Maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

7,400

9,300

(1,900) (26,378)

465

3,500 (346) (708) 30,000

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-48

30,000

56,378

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

30-49

10,500

9,342

1,158

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

60,000

11,347

48,653 36,273

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

48,375

12,102

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-44

9,625

10,300

Meat slicer

Clubhouse

60-45

2,500

2,210

290

Beer cooler (bar pub)

Clubhouse

60-46

4,000

2,200

1,800

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

17,158

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

1,288

Double door freezer

Snackbar

70-41

4,000

***Snow Mobile

Ski Hill

90-37

3,500

3,500

-

***New Wheel Loader

Facilities Maintenance

90-38

45,000

45,000

-

***Salt Spreader

Facilities Maintenance

90-39

5,406

5,406

-

***Plow

Facilities Maintenance

90-40

13,229

13,229

-

***Auger Attachment

Facilities Maintenance

90-43

5,688

5,688

-

***Frozen Beverage Dispenser

Snackbar

90-44

2,220

2,220

-

***Mower for Ski Hill

Ski Hill

90-46

3,073

3,073

-

***New Machine Trailer

Facilities Maintenance

90-49

3,500

3,500

-

***ADA Lift Chairs

Pools & Beaches

90-51

1,078

1,078

-

82,693

334,420

236,039

(675)

(674) 3,127 4,000

487,766 Adjusted Budget

570,459

Capital Reserve Projects Vehicle, Hybrid replacement for #104 or potential new 170 Montauk boat (replace whaler) potential sell/trade-in

Public Safety Public Safety

10-40 10-41

55,000 45,500

-

52,650 46,779

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

10-42

26,000

-

25,000

1,000

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

10,554

4,446

6,000

-

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

70,000

Buoys for lakes

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

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

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

New heater for North pool

Public Safety

Pools & Beaches

10-44

15-41

3,000

-

2,350 (1,279)

5,989

11

15,000

30,000

69,727

273

11,786

2,314

1,800 2,437

563

Repair Kiddie Pool

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

55,000 -

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

-

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

18,000

-

21,000

2 NordicTrack commercial treadmills (replacements)

Recreation

16-41

6,000

-

6,356

(3,000)

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

3,392

608

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-41

40,000

-

-

40,000

Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (9 of 10)

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

(356)

Road Paving - large Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

100,000

-

95,975

4,025

Stormwater maintenance allocation

Facilities Maintenance

30-40

200,000

-

161,086

38,914

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

9,075

13,925

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

53,593

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

(3,593) 12,000

91,832

(1,832)

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

38,106

15,894

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

160,000

-

118,692

41,308

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

25,600

2,300

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

22,807

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

9,860

141

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

32,265

282,735

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

-

(16,508)

(307,402)

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

20,000

Docstar Softcare - I Year

Administration-IT

40-40

4,700

Anti-virus for workstations and servers

Administration-IT

40-41

8,000

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-42

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration-IT

Microsoft Office licenses/Windows 10 licenses

Administration-IT

APC Netshelter rack for server room

Replace Salt Shed

90,000

-

25,000

(807)

20,721

(721)

-

4,961

(261)

-

8,032

(32)

8,535

-

8,426

109

40-43

8,000

-

5,394

2,606

40-44

6,200

-

4,927

1,273

Administration-IT

40-45

2,100

-

-

2,100

APC Smart-UPS for server room & workstations

Administration-IT

40-46

8,500

-

7,370

POA siding

Administration

40-47

30,000

-

30,000

-

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-40

10,000

-

-

10,000

Horizontal bottle cooler Dry Storage Shelving Clubhouse siding

Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse

60-41 60-42 60-43

1,300 2,750 30,000

-

2,020 2,733 30,000

Two-door reach in Freezer for snack shop

Snackbar

70-40

2,700

-

3,814

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-40

12,000

-

-

12,000

Tiki Bar Renovation (compliance)

Lodge/Tiki

80-41

50,000

-

4,000

46,000

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge/Tiki

80-42

3,000

-

Replace exterior doors at Lodge and POA downstairs

Lodge

80-43

44,000

-

43,885

115

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol

Ski Hill

90-36

2,827

2,827

-

***Bouys

Lakes & Marina

90-41

3,860

3,860

-

***Mini Excavator

Facilities Maintenance

90-47

32,500

32,500

-

***A/C Unit Replacements

Facilities Maintenance

90-48

80,252

80,252

-

***Stackable Banquet Chairs

Lodge

90-52

3,150

3,150

-

***Vehicles for Facilities Maintenance (2)

Facilities Maintenance

90-50

96,643

96,643

-

***Roof repair main lodge

Lodge

90-53

14,100

14,100

-

***Aeration System Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

90-55

5,917

5,917

-

***Ski Hill Grill Upgrade

Snackbar

90-56

7,867

7,867

Ski Hill

12-30

Reimbursement for magic carpet lift tow

1,875,175 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

(720) 17 (1,114)

3,000

(5,424)

-

1,130

(5,424)

-

-

-

247,116

1,775,027

336,417

2,109,447

572,456

2,122,291

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

329,809 2,692,750

+ Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

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


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JANUARY 2022 • 51

HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF Nov 30, 2021

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL

2021 BILLING 5,287,500 1,275,000 375,000

76.216% 18.378% 5.405%

Billed 3750 1,410 340 100

6,937,500

100.00%

1,850

TOTAL DUES BILLED

AMOUNT COLLECTED JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

%

2021 # LOTS PAID IN FULL 185 * 783 1,736

1st Quarter 2021

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

2nd Quarter 2021

809,213 283,643 204,180 1,297,036

448 142 108 698

11.7% 4.1% 2.9% 18.70%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2021

93,771 69,873 48,846 212,491

51 36 47 134

1.4% 1.0% 0.7% 3.06%

18,737 8,952 27,689 6,610,435

17 9

0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.40% 95.68%

OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER 4th Quarter 2021 YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

-

26 3,562

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

% OF $ PAID

455,530 * 1,458,680 3,186,698

APRIL MAY JUNE

Budget 3625

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

6.6% 21.0% 45.9%

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

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

YTD Dues Analysis: $6,638,124 collected through Nov 30, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $90,616

Current Projection

2021 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3580 PROJECTION 3625

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,623,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

6,706,250

(83,250)

2021 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED

FAV<UNFAV>

YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

189,507

62,000

VARIANCE

127,507

% of $ Budgeted 98.76%

% of $ Budgeted 306%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Claflin. (570) 689-2630. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, 985 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA 18445. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Mark Newman. (570) 676-8201. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. First Friday of the month Service 6 p.m., all other Fridays Service 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Swartz. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m. Reverend Adam Reinhardt (570) 226-2411 Email: spelc@ptd.net

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


52 • JANUARY 2022

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

THE HIDEOUT POA, a Gold Star, four-season recreational, private, gated community in NEPA is seeking candidates for the following:

SEASONAL WINTER POSITIONS

TUBE RUN PUSHERS RENTAL SHOP TECHNICIANS & CASHIERS

SNOW MAKERS LIFT OPERATORS

(Must be at least 18 years old)

SKI/SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTORS (Experience Necessary)

SKI PATROL

(National active Ski Patrol in good standing, CPR Certified in adult/children & infants, Current Outdoor Emergency Care Certification and Criminal and FBI background checks are Required)

Must be available to work weekends and holidays!

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment

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


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JANUARY 2022 • 53 ADMINISTRATION

ADVERTISING SALES AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT

Seeking 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 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.

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

• • • • •

2-3 year's sales experience. Degree in Marketing, Advertising or related field preferred but not required. Knowledge of QuickBooks, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Excel, Word and PC computer. Demonstrate solid communication skills. Possess a valid Driver's License.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT

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

SOUS CHEFS LINE & PREP COOKS DISHWASHERS BUSSERS SERVERS BARTENDERS HOST/HOSTESS SKI HILL SNACK BAR ATTENDANT


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RECREATION DEPARTMENT

RECREATION PROGRAMMER

This key role will plan, develop, coordinate and direct year-round recreational programs for all ages. Create posters/flyers for recreational events for the Community's publications. Assist in coordination of all activities such as, tennis, pickleball, outdoor and indoor leagues, clinics, camps, tournaments and other special activities. Manage social media sites to market and showcase events. Assist the Recreation Manager with daily operational functions, as needed. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • At least one year's experience in a Recreational role. • • •

Able to work a flexible schedule to coordinate and attend recreational functions. Ability to work cooperatively with staff, members and guests. Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs a must.

PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT

PATROL OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME)

Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and other patrol vehicles.

• • • • •

EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years or older and possess a valid Driver’s License. Certification in ACT 235 preferred. Available to work weekends, holidays and occasional overtime for full-time positions. Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. Hideout issued uniform provided.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME)

Coordinate emergency responses from Police, Fire and Emergency Response personnel. Maintain Command and Control Center for the Community. Keep radio communications between Control and Patrol Vehicles open at all times. Issue guest, visitor and contractor passes as warranted. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • • •

Must be 18 years old. Ability to communicate effectively with members, guest and vendors. Basic knowledge of Radio Communications a plus. Basic knowledge of First Aid/AED/EMT a plus.


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JANUARY 2022 • 55

What is The Hideout’s “Help a Hero Fund” and how did it start? By: Bob Wiegand

A

fter the horrendous 9/11 attacks on our country, two members of our Community, Bob Wiegand, a Retired Battalion Chief with the New York City Fire Department and Bill Wagner a Retired Detective with the New York City Police Department both of whom worked at Ground Zero following the attacks, decided to erect a Memorial Park to honor the victims of that terrible day. They contacted the Community Manager and Board of Directors with their plan to erect a fitting tribute in our Community and were granted the property where Reflection Park now sits. Bob and Bill formed a 9/11 Committee to raise funds to make their dream a reality. The residents, Hideout contractors and outside venders stepped up to make it work. Numerous fund raisers, donations, and 50/50s were held and the entire Community pitched in to accomplish the committee’s goals. Reflection Park was dedicated on September 11, 2005 to the victims with our sincere thanks. We started with the 1st section with three benches to honor the Heroes who made the supreme sacrifice. The pavers you walk upon to enter the park represent the shape of the Pentagon. The center podium not only contains a piece of steel recovered from the ruins, and gives the timeline

of the attack starting with the first planes attacking the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and who can forget Flight 93 whose passengers brought down avoiding more tragedy on the ground. The two large flag cases have the names of all who perished on that fateful day. Once the park neared completion, a Military themed bridge was constructed leading to a section of the park honoring our Military who symbolically took over the fight from the First Responders. All branches of Service are represented. We then wanted the third part of Reflection Park to reflect Peace and Tranquility. Benches around the Fountain are to sit on and reflect on its beauty. The softly flowing water represents the tears we all cried during this horrific time in our history This bring us to the formation of the “Help a Hero Fund” In 2006, which was the fifth anniversary as we were getting ready to hold our ceremony, we realized truly how great our Community supported us and we still had funds left over. We read a flyer regarding a fund raising breakfast for a severely ill son of a local firefighter’s family, so we decided to give a substantial donation to assist them in their time of need. It was decided that our fund raising would continue not only to maintain the park, but be able to help

the local Police, EMTs, Firefighters, Public Safety, and local Military who selflessly serve our Community every day. With that - “The Help a Hero Fund” was established to assist them or their family members in need of assistance. The Help a Hero Fund is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductable Since the fund was established in 2006, we have assisted our local 1st Responders in their time of need and have made over $39,000 in donations to them. In addition, we have provided and maintain 3 flagpoles to the Community, purchased training manikins for our First Response Team, AED trainers and manuals so that our Public Safety can offer free CPR & AED training to our Community, a rescue sled and safety harnesses for the Ski Hill, and provided safety equipment to our Public Safety and Maintenance Dept. We have also built and maintain Reflection Park, the Veteran’s wall of Honor at the Main Lodge, and in addition we host the Memorial Day, 9/11, and Veterans Day programs all including a brunch after the ceremonies. We have presented our Community with the Field of Flags display every year, in addition every year we put up a patriotic Christmas tree and collect holiday cards and send them to our troops overseas. We have also given a Purple Heart recipient an all inclusive 1 week vacation (food, restaurants, and entertainment) with the help of Noreen Crummy, who provided her

During the month of August, a group of The Hideout Woodworkers, led by Bob Addieg, labored for several weeks to repair, refurbish, and refinish the flag cases from Reflection Park, in preparation for our annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony.

During the month of October, the Help A Hero Fund, in cooperation with a bedding drive at St. Thomas More Church in Lake Ariel, purchased and donated bedding for the St. Francis Commons shelter for homeless Veterans.

Pictured here is Help A Hero Fund V.P. Bill Wagner presenting Bob Addieg with a Certificate of Appreciation.

Pictured here is Help a Hero Fund Vice President Bill Wagner with their donation of sheets, blankets, towels and pillows for the shelter.

house on Roamingwood Lake. How do we pay for all of this?? Donations, fund raisers, the 9/11Help a Hero Golf Outing, and the generosity of our Community makes this possible. We are the only Community that has a fund like this, and it’s the Community’s response that has made it a success. If you would like to help us, it would be greatly appreciated, Donations can be made to: The Help a Hero Fund 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 ■

Bob Wiegand and Bill Wagner from the Help A Hero Fund came to the POA Office on December 2nd bearing gifts. They sponsored this Safety Equipment to the Public Safety, Food & Beverage, Golf, Maintenance, Recreation, and Ski Hill Departments. Pictured above is a sampling of what they donated.


56 • JANUARY 2022

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JOHN T. BOLLES GENERAL CONTRACTING

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

FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED PA096426

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

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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

January 2022 Employment Anniversaries

Congratulations on your accomplishment! Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks! NAME

DEPARTMENT

Carolyn Sanders

Public Safety

Jordan Tyler Chesla

Facilities

4

Dennis Polhamus

Facilities

2

Francine Spinelli

Administration

YEARS

6

Saige E Corbett

Food and Beverage

1

Brett A Schumacher

Food and Beverage

13

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5 ROOMS STEAM CLEANED

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior with other offers or prior services. Expires 1-31-22 services. Expires 1-31-22

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$

AIR DUCTS

up to 12 vents - with FREE sanitizer

570-630-2338

PLUS FREE DRYER VENT CLEANING!

UPHOLSTERY ANY CHAIR STEAM CLEANED

ANY REG. SIZE SOFA STEAM CLEANED

(dry clean products not included)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 1-31-22

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J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 2 H I D E A B O U T N E W S PA P E R - S E C T I O N 3 NEWLY SIDED HIDEOUT AMENITIES The POA Office

The Clubhouse

The Woodworkers Building


58 • JANUARY 2022

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Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - November 9, 2021 The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on November 9th, 2021 with all members present. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman and the Pledge of Allegiance was the recited. The minutes of the October 12th, 2021 meeting were approved as presented on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Planning commission minutes were then read. Sub-divisions: Kules lot consolidation noted changes required and not provided. Tabled until next month’s meeting. Steigerwalt lot consolidation was also in need of changes and not provided. Tabled until next month’s meeting. The McNulty lot consolidation was reviewed with Gary Flood and a motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. New Business: 2022 Budget Workshop. The Budget for the upcoming year 2022 was reviewed and with no changes made a motion to advertise for adoption at the next meeting December 14th, 2021 was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. A motion to advertise for CPA to audit the 2021 accounts was made by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Gary Enslin Township Sewage Enforcement officer requested an alternate Sewage Enforcement Officer be appointed. Sherri Amorine was appointed pending certificate on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Old Business: Emergency Management

Coordinator resigned last month the Supervisors on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi and 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader moved to appoint Gary Enslin Township Sewage officer and Ordinance Enforcement officer to the position with all in favor. Attorney Updates: none Correspondence: Penn-dot Winter Maintenance agreement was received for the 2021-2022 season in the amount of $5701.09. Real Estate transfer tax for the month of October received in the amount of $21,373.74. EMC Quarterly training is scheduled for November 10th at 6:30PM in the Wayne County EOC. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Enforcement Officer: None Park Updates: Claire Madden noted that the use of the Park is still up several cars there daily. Public Time: None With no other business or comments a motion to adjourn was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 6:50PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■

Online Gate Access Hideout Members can register guests online. No need to call the gate. You not only have the ability to register your guests online but also on your mobile device.

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

We thank the Lake Ariel Fire Company for all they do for The Hideout. Please help support our Volunteer Fire Company!

Bowling Holiday Party December 12, 2021 What a great turn out for the 2021 Hideout Adult Bowling League Holiday Party held on December 12, 2021. There were 60 bowlers in attendance. The food was delicious and we were in merriment with Christmas songs.


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Hideout Adult Bowling League

WEEK # 11 – Our bowlers were pumped Thanksgiving Week & many were thankful for family, friends & food. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Team: ACHES & PINS & WHO US? STRIKE KINGS – Rich Guiffredo 216 (548), Larry Triolo 214 (536), Charlie David 202 (529), Geoff Gliebe 194 (565), Bill Wagner 189 (522), Pat Noone 188 (525), Mike Messina 186 (509), Chuck Bertani 182, Tom Maher 181 (511), Joe Stach 177, Bernard Chiarella 175, Peter Mennona 175, Ed Cherico 174, Lou DelliSanti 173, Dave Dimmick 166, Willie Schumacher 165, Jeff Sias 162, Larry Kiefhaber 160, Rick Hadley 160, Pasquale Mozzone 158, Bob Fezza 157, Ken Wenz 155, John Kane 154, Dave Trombley 152, Tom Maguire 149, Ray Lubanski 148, John Gaspari 147, Arthur Palladino 147, Rich Rosenberg 145 & Vinny Recchio 140. Congrats! Al Brookmeyer socked away a 385; Mike Hanbury checked out with a 286; Paul Schiavo pinned a 331; Peter Tomasetti pounded a 391 & Rob Trombley smashed a 357. STRIKE QUEENS – Lucille Koehler 203 (487), Marilyn Sevigny 188 (407), Doris Kane 180 (511), Ronnie Noone 178 (499), Bobbie Hraba 167 (444), Loraine Procopio 166 (469), Reggie Hadley 162 (460), Laura Rusnak 160 (453), Janice Wagner 157 (418), Karen Bertani 144, Karen Gliebe 140, Edna Moran 138, Gail Endorf 138, Carol Lopiccolo 135, Linda Brenner 134, Laura Hinton 127, Joanne Trombley 123 & Kathy Lubanski 121 Ladies - Great Rolling!!! JoAnn DelliSanti captured a 286; Sue Dimmick slammed dunked a 323; Joyce LaRocca smashed a 243; Angie Mennona cranked out a 278; Michele Palladino hammered a 316; Jeanne Schumacher roped a 229 & Betty Truncale pounded out a 217. TEAM #6 - THUNDER shattered the pins with a 1822 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Vinny Recchio, Paul Schiavo, Geoff Gliebe & Captain Rich Guiffredo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Karen Bertani & Joanne Trombley drilled their powerful balls into the pocket & plowed down the pins for an tremendous 362...38 & 303...36POA. Rich Guiffredo is our “Strike Specialist for the week for an outstanding 548…50POA. Laura Hinton did a spectacular job smashing the pins into the channel for a whopping 330...39POA. Lucille Koehler had a few strikes up her sleeve landing a mind-blowing 203 & 487…130POA. Pat Noone buried the pins & reeled in an excellent 525 & 66POA. Arthur Palladino melted the pins away & fired a fantastic 387...44POA. Laura Rusnak fired an eye-popping 453…102POA!!! Willie Schumacher conquered his lanes & carved out an awesome 454...64POA. Honorable Mention: Mike Messina 47POA and Joe Stach - 45POA WEEK #12 - Our bowlers continue to give thanks for each day we spend with family & friends on & off the lanes. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Team: 3 DAMES AND A DUDE & RENEE’S BOYS STRIKE KINGS -- Larry Triolo 225 (638), Al Dekler 223 (627), John Kane 211 (561), Joe Stach 210, Tom Maher 209 (570), Pat Noone 194 (544), Bill Wagner 190 (507), Charlie David 190 (515), David Dimmick 186, Geoff Gliebe 182, Lou DelliSanti 182, John Gaspari 175, Rick Hadley 173,

Vinny Recchio 172 (502), Chuck Bertani 165, Bob Fezza 165, Peter Mennona 164, Mike Labate 162, Tom Maguire 162, Ray Lubanski 158, Ed Cherico 156, Ken Wenz 156, Mike Messina 151, Rob Trombley 150, Al Brookmeyer 149, Peter Tomasetti 143 & Rich Rosenberg 141. Congrats! Mike Hanbury socked away 302; Larry Kiefhaber cranked out 395; Pasquale Mozzone landed a 386; Arthur Palladino hammered a 341; Willie Schumacher banged out a 410; Jeff Sias swept up 376; Dave Trombley racked up a 285; Len Wysocki raked a 376. STRIKE QUEENS – Ronnie Noone 208 (521), Lorraine Procopio 190 (513), Carol Lopiccolo 182 (448), Marilyn Sevigny 180 (481), Reggie Hadley 179 (474), Edna Moran 165, Doris Kane 165 (445), Betty Truncale 158 (419), Karen Gliebe (407), Stephanie Wysocki 157, Gail Endorf 156 (428), Karen Bertani 152, Julie Grodski 149 (401), Lucille Koehler 149, Cindy Gaspari 144 (400), Renee Recchio 138, Kathy Lubanski 132 & Sue Dimmick 131. Ladies Great Rolling!!! Laura Hinton glided to a 302; Bobbie Hraba tore up a 314; Angie Mennona knocked out a 330; Michele Palladino raked a 326; Jeanne Schumacher racked up a 231, Joanne Trombley landed a 261 & Janice Wagner sliced a 227. Team #14 - 2 PLUS 2 shattered the pins with a 1895 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Julie Grodski, Kathy Lubanski, John Gaspari & Captain Joe Stach for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Al Dekler wasted no time in finding his mark & wrecking the pins by scooping up a grand 627...120PO!!! Welcome to the Super Sixers Club!!! Julie Grodski sent her pins soaring into the channel & locked up a sensational 401...65POA!! John Kane used his power-packed delivery to drill an awesome 561...78POA!! Pat Noone put in an outstanding performance on the lanes...ripping out a fantastic 544...79POA!! Lorraine Procopio drove the pins into the channel & cruised to a wonderful 513...an astounding 60POA!! Lorraine its ice cream time!!! Vinny Recchio ruled the lanes when he captured a superb 502...91POA!! Marilyn Sevigny cut through those pins & carved out a marvelous 481...76POA!! Betty Truncale had an exemplary day on the lanes..firing off a magnificent 419 Series...170POA. WEEK #13 - ‘Tis the Season of giving, Bowlers hoping for some gifts on the lanes...No Splits, No Taps, No Gutters!!! Congratulations to our “SWEEPS” Teams: HIT & MISS, NO PIN INTENDED, 3 DAMES & A DUDE & THUNDER STRIKE KINGS -- Vinny Recchio 234 (529), Charlie David 203 (511), Al Dekler 199 (519), Tom Maher 199, Rich Guiffredo 188 (520), Geoff Gliebe 187 (526), John Kane 184 (509), Mike Labate 183 (542), Joe Stach 183 (510), Dave Dimmick 182, Bernard Chiarella 180, Jeff Sias 180, Peter Tomasetti 178, Mike Messina 178, Larry Kiefhaber 175, Peter Mennona 174, Tom Maguire 173, Larry Triolo 170, Len Wysocki 170, Al Brookmeyer 166, Bill Wagner 163, Chuck Bertani 160, Rick Hadley 158, Dave Trombley 155, Lou DelliSanti 151, Bob Fezza 150, Willie Schumacher 147 & Ed Cherico 141. Great Way to Roll!!! Ray Lubanski captured a 383; Mike Hanbury channeled a 332; Pasquale Mozzone

blasted a 378; Rob Trombley tossed a 374 & Ken Wenz snapped up a 380 . STRIKE QUEENS -- Lorraine Procopio 173 (470), Doris Kane 164 (473), Lucille Koehler 164 (434), Reggie Hadley 161 (433), Stephanie Wysocki 158 (449), Julie Grodski 157 (415), Cindy Gaspari 154 (410), Marilyn Sevigny 146 (403), Carol Lopiccolo 144, Karen Gliebe 141, Sue Dimmick 141 (414), Edna Moran 138, Renee Recchio 138, Gail Endorf 135, Linda Brenner 131, Donna White 131, Janice Wagner 128, Bobbie Hraba 127 & Betty Truncale 125. Congrats!!! JoAnn DelliSanti captured a 204; Laura Hinton raked in a 311; Joyce LaRocca tossed a 258; Kathy Lubanski nailed a 298; Angie Mennona rolled a 272; Michele Palladino locked up a 285; Jeanne Schumacher fired a 265 & Joanne Trombley roped in a 280. Team #6 - THUNDER shattered the pins with a 1902 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Vinny Recchio, Paul Schiavo (absent), Geoff Gliebe & Captain Rich Guiffredo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Al Brookmeyer used his power-packed delivery to bank a BIG 459...96POA... Hooray!! Sue Dimmick packed away an awesome 414...66POA!! Julie Grodski was right on target when she trapped a terrific 415...73POA!! Lucille Koehler aimed high & blasted the pins into oblivion whipping an excellent 434...62POA!! Mike Labate put in some fancy shootin’ on his lanes last week...hammering out a spectacular 542...62POA!!! We raise our Rosin Bags to Vinny Recchio for his brilliant performance on the lanes rolling an impressive 234 & 529...109POA!!! Joe Stach sent his pins skyrocketing into the channel every frame & fired off a fantastic 510...63POA. Betty Truncale had an exciting afternoon on her lanes capturing a splendid 338...62POA!!! Wow!! HONORABLE MENTION: P. Tomasetti 48POA, D. Dimmick - 42POA, C. Maguire 38POA, L. Kiefhaber - 34POA & L. Wysocki - 32POA WEEK #14 - Deck the halls with a string of turkeys....fa la la la la la la la la!!! In the lanes the spares (& not splits) are glistening on the score monitors...fa la la la la la la la la!!! Here’s Ho - Ho - Hoping our bowlers have a great afternoon on the lanes!!! Congratulations to our “Sweep” Teams: THE LEGENDS, THUNDER & 2 PLUS 2 STRIKE KINGS -- Geoff Gliebe 232 (648), Mike Labate 227 (520), Charlie David 224 (609), Peter Mennona 222 (546), Bob Fezza 211 (551)), Bill Wagner 209 (503), Al Dekler 201 (541), Larry Triolo 199 (561), John Kane 193 (549), Rich Guiffredo 192 (570), Pat Noone 190, Lou DelliSanti 189, Joe Stach 188, Rick Hadley 179, Len Wysocki 178, Tom Maher 177 (507), Pasquale Mozzone 173, Larry Kiefhaber 170, Chuck Bertani 170, Tom Maguire 168, Mike Messina 167, Willie Schumacher 165, Dave Trombley 165, Ed Cherico 155, Vinny Recchio 153, Paul Schiavo 149, Ken Wenz 149 & Bernard Chiarello 148. Congrats! Al Brookmeyer fired a 352; Dale Conlon

captured a 280; Dave Dimmick whipped out a 355; John Gaspari snapped up a 370; Mike Hanbury piled up the pins for a 251; Ray Lubanski iced a 356; Arthur Palladino banged out a 358; Jeff Sias drilled a 308; Peter Tomasetti soared to a 368 & Rob Trombley packed away a 332. Great Shots Men!!! STRIKE QUEENS -- Doris Kane 227 (538), Stephanie Wysocki 164 (479), Julie Grodski 158, Reggie Hadley 157 (439), Edna Moran 148, Gail Endorf 148 (411), Lucille Koehler 148, Cindy Gaspari 145 (407), Laura Rusnak 138, Bobbie Hraba 136, Laura Hinton 135, Karen Gliebe 134, Carole Maguire 134, Renee Recchio 134, Janice Wagner 133, Denise Guiffredo 129, Linda Brenner 128, Sue Dimmick 122, Joanne Trombley 122, Michele Palladino 121, JoAnn DelliSanti 121 & Marge Conlon 120. Ladies Great Rolling!!! Karen Bertani racked up a 300; Joyce LaRocca bounced a 315; Kathy Lubanski fired a 295; Angie Mennona dazed the pins for a 306; Jeanne Schumacher packed away 287; Marilyn Sevigny snapped up a 328; Betty Truncale collected a 289 & Donna White drilled a 311. Way to Roll Ladies!!! Team #6 - THUNDER shattered the pins with a 2042 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Vinny Recchio, Paul Schiavo, Geoff Gliebe & Captain Rich Guiffredo for a spectacular round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Geoff Gliebe put in some pretty fancy shootin’ on his lanes last week...hammering out a spectacular 648...111POA!! Doris Kane, This week’s Strike Specialist packed away an awesome 227 & 538...61POA!! Hooray!! Larry Kiefhaber put in a brilliant performance last week nailing down a 497...95POA!!! Joyce LaRocca came to the house focused & scored real high with a superb 315...42POA. Peter Mennona conquered his lanes & cranked out a mess of great hits...slamming down a super 546...90POA!!! Pasquale Mozzone used his power-packed delivery to bank a BIG 479 series...89POA!!! Kudos to Dave Trombley for mastering his lanes shooting a 474...87POA. Joanne Trombley aimed high & blasted the pins into oblivion whipping an excellent 330...60POA!! Stephanie Wysocki was right on target when she trapped a terrific 479...50POA!! Honorable Mention: Bob Fezza - 86POA, Charlie David - 75POA, Paul Schiavo 72POA, Rich Guiffredo - 66POA, Lou DelliSanti - 62POA, John Kane - 57POA, Len Wysocki - 51POA Warm Wishes for a Bright and Prosperous New Year Filled with Good Health! Happy New Year from your Officers Rick Hadley, Bob Fezza, Bill Wagner By: Reggie Hadley


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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 & Recycling Area Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

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New Hideout Members Welcome to the NEIGHBORHOOD!

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25 Speed Limit in The Hideout is

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HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER ANNOUNCEMENTS Catch a big fish?

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Let’s add it to The Hideabout Newspaper! Email the picture to Lisa Green Lgreen@thehideout.us or mail to: Lisa Green, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436.


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

25 MPH

in designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. Please watch for our pedestrians. We have many children and adults out riding bicycles and walking dogs.

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

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

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT

A dangerous condition arises on busy weekends from vehicles parking on the side of the road on Lakeview and Woodpoint Court. Vehicles parked on the side of the road in this location impede traffic and could possibly block access to the area by emergency vehicles. Due to this condition the Board has passed a motion deeming Lakeview and Woodpoint Court “Emergency Access Roads.” No parking will be permitted on the side of the road in this area. The Public Safety Department will aggressively enforce this rule. Anyone who parks in this location will be subject to a $150.00 fine and a $300.00 fine for repeat offenses.

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

HAVE GUESTS COMING TO THE HIDEOUT FOR A VISIT?

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS

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.

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

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

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

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS

570-630-3700 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

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

EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317

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

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

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

HIDEOUT WEBSITE www.hideoutassoc.com The Hideout’s website has a public side as well as a private side. To register for the private side, please go to the home page and click on the “Member Login” button and then hit Member Registration. Your member number will be on your Dues Statement.

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbors Club is a function of the HASG, we are pleased to offer medical equipment to all Hideout residents. Many people in the Hideout have donated medical equipment which they no longer have need of. These items are now being kept in a storage closet in the Indoor Sports Complex. There are lots of walkers and crutches, some canes, numerous potty chairs and shower seats, a few wheelchairs and a scooter. If you have need of any of these for yourself or if a guest is coming for the weekend and is in need of one for that time period, you may borrow one by stopping in at the Recreation office (570-6303733), and someone will show you to the storage closet. Please remember to sign out whatever you are borrowing. If you are unable to get to the Indoor Sports Complex, please contact Judy Restaino at 570-698-9840, and she will arrange for you to get what you need.


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LOCAL CLASSIFIED ADS WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION

HOMES FOR RENT • 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 Editors note: look for their ad on our website at www.hideoutassoc.com

CLEANING SERVICE • Suds Up Cleaning Service “Suds up or scrub up, there’s nothing we won’t clean up!” • Residential • Commercial • Rentals • Contractor Clean up Insurance, Free Estimates, We Love Referrals! Call 570-229-4774 Editors note: see their ad on page 43

DIRLAM

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BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc.

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The Hideabout Newspaper If members wish to receive their Hideabout Newspaper in the mail, they can subscribe for $16 per year (April-March issues) to receive a monthly Hideabout. You can pay online at: www.hideoutassoc.com and click on the “payment button.” Please make sure to specify in the “memo” section Hideabout subscription. The Hideabout Newspaper will still be stocked at the North and Main Gate Mailboxes and at the amenities each month. You can also view it on The Hideout website at: www.hideoutassoc.com.

NEPA WaterProofing, LLC

SEAMLESS GUTTERS

Large Color Selection of Gutters & Guards

570-840-9309

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

GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

(570) 676-5253 ROBERT


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PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL NEW GENERATOR INSTALLATION

(570) 352-6716

Licensed & Fully Insured

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.

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

- Winterization Specialist - Guarantee No Broken Pipes

- We do house checks!

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Have a question? Here’s who to call... POA

(570) 698-4100

Amenities Phone Extensions NM Art Center....................ext. 164 Food & Beverage............... ext. 151 Main Gate........................... ext. 140

Automatic Delivery

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

Competitive Pricing Family Owned (570) 689-7100

& Operated Hamlin, PA 18427

Main Gate Direct Line........ 630-3738 Main Lodge......................... ext. 155 Main Pool........................... 698-7014 Mini Golf............................. 698-4086 North Beach....................... 698-7013 North Gate.......................... ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line....... 630-3737 North Pool.......................... 698-7011 Quilters............................... ext. 156 Ski Hill................................ ext. 170 Woodworkers..................... 698-6269

Departments

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

Dial (570) plus number

CBS Construction, LLC

Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 133

• WE DO BATHROOMS •

570-352-5351

North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317

ALL ASPECTS OF HOME REMODELING

Recreation.......................... 698-4100, ext. 160

We specialize in custom bathroom, kitchen, & interior work. Go to our Facebook page for pics of completed jobs and inspiration!

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

Retired NYCMOS

Fully Insured

PA 025881

Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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

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

570-906-0909

Emergency Dial “911”

State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC.................... (570) 703-8000 Geisinger, Wilkes Barre...... (570) 348-1120 Regional Hospital of Scranton.(570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton...... (570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale.........................(570) 253-8100

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

PA115089

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

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

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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 13 AASSKK LLC Page 15 Agway - Lake Ariel Page 64 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 26 All-Out Logging & Landscaping Page 19 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 42 Aqua Leisure Pools and Spas Page 17 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 44 Axe Works Page 16 Berkshire Hathaway-Anne McCausland Page 19 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 17 BTM Flooring Page 43 Carey Construction Page 30 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 27 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 67 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 Clover Painting Page 67 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 27 Colors Unite Painting Page 67 Countryman Home Improvements Page 64 Cover All Painting Co. Page 46 Crum Tree Service Page 64 DeAngelo Pest Control Page 67 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 56 DESTINY CONTRACTING Page 67 DIRLAM BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc. Page 66 Disaster Blaster Page 42 Duffy Plumbing Page 26 Elaine Isabel Smith Notary Public Page 64 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 16 Forbes Pest Control Page 67 Furry Friends Page 64 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 66 IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 18 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 32 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 51

Jake’s Carpet Page 18 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 67 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 56 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 42 JTJ Builders, Inc Page 31 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 30 K.N. Electric Page 64 Kanga Roof Page 18 KBS Enterprises Page 30 Koberlein Septic Page 42 Laurel’s Hometown Cafe Page 16 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 67 M and D Plumbing Page 67 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 31 NEPA WaterProofing, LLC Page 66 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 32 Precision Tree Co. Page 67 ProJan Cleaning and Restoration Page 43 R-Place Route 590 Page 19 Realty Executives Page 3 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Rooter-Man Page 19 Santana Income Tax Service Page 5 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 31 Sergio Rumayor Independent Senior Health Insurance Rep. Page 43 ShingleMe Roofing Page 43 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 24 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 56 State Farm Page 44 Suds Up Cleaning Service Page 43 Superior Plus Propane Page 27 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 16 Wood-Stone Home Inspections LLC Page 24