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Life is better in a Gold Star Community JUNE 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 6

The Hideabout Newspaper celebrates 40 years!

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

Environmental Page ..................................................................10 Board Meeting Minutes ......................................................17, 30 Golf Page .........................................................................................21 Recreation & Lake/Marina Rules ..................25, 27, 28, 29 Employment .........................................................................38 - 40 Financials ..............................................................................42 - 45 Puzzle Pages .........................................................................52, 53 Grads and Dads .........................................................55, 56 , 57 Information You Should Know ...............................................59 Hideout Phone Numbers .............................................7, 59, 63 Advertisers' Directory ...............................................................64


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Tim & Heather Meagher BROKER/OWNERS Charts and statistics are based on information from the Pike/Wayne MLS for the period of 1/1/2021 through 4/21/2021. If you have a real estate contract with another real estate broker please disregard this letter. All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.


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FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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appy Summer!

After more than a year shutdown, It is wonderful to see members and friends back at our amenities and enjoying everything The Hideout has to offer and without a mask. This summer season promises to be one of our best. Throughout the community, I see our Maintenance Department doing spring clean up, making needed repairs and upgrades to our amenities. Sometimes it’s the small things that matter, as we were pleased to see the ponding condition at the Northgate addressed with a simple in-house solution of digging a trench and installing a stone drainage system. This goes to show you the importance of having our strong Maintenance team, and giving them the right equipment to do the job. Their can-do spirit has benefited the community. Special thanks to Hideout member Bob Addieg for his recommendation. Our staff are also preparing our Lakes for the summer including the installation of docks, buoys and life preservers. Assistant Community Manager Ryan Hill has been working on a variety of projects such as lake recharging, restocking fish, repairs to the carp barrier, water quality testing, floating wetland replacement, and dam repairs. In this regard, we have been monitoring slight seepage of water from our dam. While the structure has been deemed structurally sound, the Board has authorized repairs to the concrete outlet structure. Diving Services Incorporated will perform underwater grout repairs sometime in June or July. Many members have asked about the hours of the Clubhouse and the Tiki Bar. Part of having a successful summer season requires hiring additional staff. Like most employers across the country, The Hideout is facing post-pandemic staff shortages and “employment hesitancy.” We can debate the reasons for this, but in the meantime it places a strain on our management and existing staff including our servers who are working long hours.

To address this situation, the POA has been aggressively recruiting talent. We were pleased that the POA, in coordination with Human Resource Manager Brooke Craven, and all of our departments hosted a Job Fair on May 15th at the Main Lodge. It was great to see about 40 job seekers come with resume in hand wanting to fill a variety of positions across the community. This turnout was much better than other job fairs hosted in NEPA, and is a strong indication that The Hideout is a great place to work. While we are on-boarding many of these candidates we are still seeking additional staff. If anyone is interesting in working this summer and beyond, please check out https://www. hideoutassoc.com/Employment. As I detailed last month, while we are getting ready for the summer, we are also preparing for the winter season. We are pleased that the lower Magic Carpet at the Ski Hill is now operational and will be ready when Mother Nature allows. Thank you to Community Manager Larry Frotten and Ski Hill Manager Charles Swody for making this a reality. To increase our snow making capacity, we are replacing old snow guns with three new rental guns with a buy-out option if it suits our needs. To add to our winter offerings, the Board has authorized ice fishing and ice skating on Brooks Lake. While details are being worked out, it is exciting to see a new amenity added with minimal cost. We will work to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for the members, while being mindful of lakefront homeowners. I thank the Lakes Committee, on which I serve as their Board liaison, for their recommendations which brought this to fruition. On behalf of the Board of Directors, wishing everyone a happy, safe and enjoyable summer season. ■

For more information on Committee & Board of Directors Meetings please visit the Event Calendar on The Hideout website. Sign in at www.hideoutassoc.com and find the calendar under "Member Central." This year the Board initiated a new 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 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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s we slowly emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic we should start to feel a sense of relief that life may return to what we once knew as normal. The leaves are showing on our beautiful trees. The birds can be heard telling us spring is here and summer is not far behind. We endured a challenging winter because of nature and also because of the virus not wanting to let go. The warm weather is coming back slowly, possibly as a reminder of our harsh winter. All these are signs telling us we are survivors, and no matter what comes our way we will overcome. Our Maintenance staff has been working diligently preparing our Community for the coming season. They performed exceptionally during this past winter, overcoming all Mother Nature threw at them. Our Public Safety is preparing for the boating season, adding two new patrol boats within the last 2 years. Our older models had served us well over numerous years and it was time to replace them adding safety to our staff and members. Our Registration Department has been working tirelessly serving members and assisting them in the process of paying their dues. Recreation has been busy hiring staff for the summer amenities including summer camps, pools and beaches along with the many activities they are planning. With the upcoming spring and summer season comes some activities that are not welcomed in The Hideout. Fireworks are prohibited in The Hideout and significant fines are levied against those who violate our fireworks policy. Owners who rent their property should advise their renters of The Hideout fireworks policy. Renters who violate the policy are not cited, however the homeowner is. The Hideout is proud of being a community that works at serving all our members. Many of our members are not fond of the loud noises generated by fireworks. A great number of our members have four

legged friends and fireworks have a significant negative effect on them. We encourage members to be kind to each other and understand the discomfort fireworks can bring.

The Hideout has seen a significant increase in new homeowners and those members wishing to rent their properties. Members who wish to rent their homes must follow the procedures established regarding the rental of their homes. First and foremost, homeowners must register their homes with The Hideout. There are rules that must be followed when homes are rented. Violations of renting rules carry significant fines and members should be aware of the cost of illegally renting their home. We want to express our sincere gratitude to all who have paid their dues. Dues are an important source of revenue for The Hideout and allows us to provide you with the outstanding services you have come to expect. The Hideout is looking for qualified employees and we encourage our members to recommend individuals who would be interested in employment with us. We offer competitive wages and benefits along with a beautiful environment to work in. Please obey our traffic rules as we begin to see more people walking along our walkways. The Hideout speed limit is 25MPH and we strictly enforce this speed limit. We encourage you to take the time to enjoy the many amenities we are finally able to open with the relaxing of the COVID-19 rules. The Hideout encourages all our members to decide whether the wearing of facial protection is for them and we encourage and support this discretion. Please stay safe and be kind to your fellow members and our staff. ■

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

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FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message

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he temperatures are getting warmer, and the days are getting longer. In The Hideout, that means one thing is certain…more people. And more people means more walkers, more baby strollers, more joggers, more bicyclists, and more vehicles all sharing our roadways. So, please stay alert and remember that the speed limit in The Hideout is 25 mph. We all want to enjoy this season safely. This is also the season when many of us enjoy entertaining family and friends. While we all want to have a good time, please be respectful of your neighbors, fellow members, staff, and our beautiful community. This time of year also brings with it more use of our amenities. Our Maintenance Department has been busy readying all of our facilities for the season, and the Recreation Department has been busy setting up various programs and events for us to enjoy. Keep checking The Hideout website, The Hideabout Newspaper, especially section 2, and The Hideabout Extra for the latest updates. The next Board workshop is scheduled for Friday, June 18th, at 1 p.m. This is when your Board of Directors has an opportunity to receive updates from our Community Manager and discuss

community issues with each other. The Board also discusses agenda items for the next public meeting. While questions from members are not entertained at a workshop, it is an excellent opportunity to watch and listen to Board discussions. The next public meeting of the Board of Directors will be on Saturday, June 26th, at 9 a.m. This is when the Board conducts its business by voting on various resolutions, and the membership can ask their questions and offer comments. The agendas for the public Board of Directors meetings are posted on the Friday before the Saturday meetings. The agenda can be found in the Members Central section of The Hideout website by clicking on the Board tab. At this time, the Board has yet to decide whether these meetings will be on Zoom, in person, or a combination of both. What we will be able to do will be determined by the wi-fi signal at our various venues. This decision will be communicated to the membership by an email blast. Enjoy all that The Hideout has to offer, and be well and stay safe. ■

THE HIDEOUT GARDEN CLUB Is looking for new members (men and women) who are available on Monday or Saturday mornings for 1 hour at 9 a.m. Many of our current members are getting older, and it is becoming difficult for some of them to participate. We are trying to enlist new members. While we will still meet on Monday mornings, we are hoping that those who are not available will be able to join if we add a Saturday morning group. We are trying to accommodate those who are not available Mondays or are part-timers and would like to have an opportunity to join the Garden Club. We would meet at 9 a.m. on Saturdays at the arboretum by the south mailboxes for about an hour to maintain the garden there. This is a great way to meet some of your Hideout neighbors while making The Hideout a more beautiful place to live. If you would like to join us on Mondays simply show up at the arboretum. If you are interested in helping start a group on Saturdays or have questions, please email us at the address below. Also, Monday, June 7th, is our annual planting day at the arboretum at 9 a.m. Anyone is welcome to come and help plant this seasons’ array of flowers.

Hideoutgardenclub@gmail.com

JOIN US AND GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY (Gloves are allowed) ■

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FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner

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s we are now into the busy summer season, I want to remind everyone that members are ultimately responsible for the conduct of their family, renters, guests, and other invitees.

Please be courteous of your neighbors regarding the level of noise emanating from your property. During this time of year, most people are in party mode, but the good common sense of what is reasonable and respectful to your neighbors must come into play. A response by Public Safety for an excessive noise complaint can result in the issuance of a “Failure to Comply” citation being issued in the amount of $150.00 for the first offense and a $300.00 fine for a subsequent offense. Multiple responses by the Public Safety Department regarding excessive noise may result in disciplinary action being taken on the offending member. Members who rent their property also need to be aware that if their tenants

receive a citation for excessive noise one weekend and then rent to different tenants the following weekend and they also receive a citation for excessive noise, that citation is now a repeat citation and thus a $300.00 fine will be issued. Multiple violations at a Rental Property will result in disciplinary action being taken on the owner of the Rental Property. This also goes for any violations that are committed by multiple tenants of a Rental Property. Remember, good common sense and plain old fashion courtesy goes a long way in making good neighbors and ensuring that everyone enjoys our beautiful community. Stay safe and enjoy! ■

Found: A paddle board washed up on a lakefront property last fall. If you are missing one please call Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Director, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 143.

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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e are excited to bring a great summer full of fun to The Hideout. Please stay active on our Facebook page, The Hideout POA, and our Instagram page @HideoutRecreation to keep up to date on the latest information. The pools and beaches will be open on weekends starting Memorial Day weekend and the Aquatics staff is excited to see everybody again. These amenities will be open every weekend and then open 7 days a week starting on Monday, June 21st. As we move into our summer recreation season, please take the time to go over some pool and beach safety tips as provided by the American Red Cross listed below: 1. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. 2. Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. 3. Never leave a young child unattended near water and do not trust a child’s life to another child; teach children to always ask permission to go near water. 4. Have young children or inexperienced swimmers wear U.S. Coast Guardapproved life jackets around water, but do not rely on life jackets alone. 5. Maintain constant supervision.

6. Make sure everyone in your family learns to swim well. Enroll in age-appropriate Red Cross water orientation and learn-to-swim courses. 7. Avoid distractions when supervising children around water. 8. If a child is missing, check the water first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability. 9. Have appropriate equipment, such as reaching or throwing equipment, a cell phone, life jackets, and a first aid kit. 10. Know how and when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number. 11. Protect your skin. Limit the amount of direct sunlight you receive between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and wear sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 15. 12. Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you’re not thirsty. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine in them. I hope everybody has a great 2021 summer, Please don’t hesitate to email or call me with any questions or concerns you may have. ■


6 • JUNE 2021 FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

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hank you to everyone who sent in your father, graduate, and pet pictures! I feel like this brings our community closer together.

I am still looking for 2021 graduates! It's been a challeging year, so let's celebrate them and their accoumplishments! We have almost 3200 Hideout members signed up for Hideout email blasts! If you have not signed up for email blasts, you can register by calling Registration at (570) 698-4100, ext. 0 and asking to have your email address added to your account. You can also call me at (570) 630-3707. The Hideout has hundreds of new owners and I would like as many of you that are interested to receive emails. Have questions or suggestions for a particular department in The Hideout? Reach out to the relevant Hideout Department Manager for a quick and

accurate response. The Management team's contact information is on page 7. I am delighted to welcome Michael Goldstock to the Communications Department as the Advertising and Community Relations Assistant. In his short time in the department, he has already proven himself to be a vital member of our team. I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish in his new role. If you have ideas for the paper, give me a call at (570) 630-3707 or email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you. Happy Father's day to all the dads. Enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

In an effort to ensure the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of the membership as a whole, please remember that the use of fireworks is prohibited in The Hideout unless approved by the Board of Directors. Sparklers will be permitted on member’s private property but prohibited at amenities. Violators will be cited $500 for the first offense with a $500 increase incrementally for each additional offense. Amenity privileges may also be suspended for the remainder of the year if three or more offenses occur. Please remember that members are responsible for dependents, guests, renters, and other invitees. The fines are tied to lots and not individuals; therefore, we ask that you make all invitees aware of this rule and take measures to ensure their compliance. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation and consideration of your neighbors. Members and their guests may enjoy the fireworks display offered by the Board of Directors on July 3, 2021, beginning at dusk near Roamingwood Lake. Regards, Larry Frotten Community Manager Association of Property Owners Of the Hideout, Inc. Direct: (570) 630-3703 http://www.hideoutassoc.com/ ■

FROM ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Food & Beverage Corner he Food & Beverage staff is working diligently to open our summer amenities to the best of our current abilities. I hope, by now, everyone has seen the new hours for the Clubhouse, Tiki Bar, and Beach Snack Shop that began on May 27th. As we increase our staff throughout the summer we hope to expand on these hours. Until then we appreciate everyone’s understanding with our limited hours. If you or anyone you know is looking for a new career in food & beverage, please let us know! As the CDC and the State of Pennsylvania has relaxed the COVID guidelines The Hideout is following along as well. In our Food & Beverage amenities we continue to advise that if you are not vaccinated to please wear a

FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Registration Corner

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he Registration Department is now open Tuesday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and an appointment is no longer necessary to come see us, except for new owner meetings and photo ID badges. Membership renewals have been winding down and The Hideout has been preparing the pools and beaches for your enjoyment! Seasonal pool stickers for your guest badges may be purchased at the main pool or the POA ($65.00 for six or $18.00 each). Guests can also visit the pool for $5.00 per day. Members with updated 2021 photo ID badges may use the pool for free. All vehicles must display either a

mask upon entering, exiting and when away from your table. While the capacity limits were lifted on May 31st we are still limited in our abilities until additional staff is in place and trained. On a brighter note, the Clubhouse added a new face to the team in May. Chef Tim Delfyette has joined us as our new Executive Restaurant Chef. He comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the industry. We are delighted to have him and excited for the new adventures he will take with us in the Clubhouse. ■

2021 sticker on the front windshield or a hanging pass. All members and guests over the age of seven must carry a valid amenity badge. New members that were unable to come in while the POA was closed in December and January should call (570) 698-4100, extension 0 to schedule an appointment to obtain a photo amenity badge. As always, a great big thank you to my amazing ladies in Registration, Barb, Kelly, and Melissa, for all the hard work they do for the membership. ■

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner

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Dear Hideout Members:

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ope everyone had a great Memorial Weekend!

With the summer months upon us our Maintenance Dept. has been working extremely hard to prepare our amenities for the season. As you drive around the community you will notice some of the improvements and work will continue throughout the summer and fall months to upkeep our grounds and buildings. The Maintenance Complex had a new metal roof installed, the new salt shed is here and waiting for final permits, a new security gate has been installed at the Maintenance Complex and the Ski Hill will be getting a much-needed upgrade. The North Beach has been regraded and new sand was placed in May. This upgrade at the North Beach will help eliminate the issues of rocks in the swimming area. The Maintenance Dept. purchased a new front wheel loader that has been used daily for stormwater work as well as many other projects that the team has corrected. The street sweeper has seen a lot of action this spring and will continue to be used during the summer and fall months to help keep our roads free of debris. Stormwater work started in the early spring and will continue throughout the fall. Some of the projects that Facilities is correcting are the Grandview and Lakeview Dr. project, Northwoods swale to Northgate Rd. cross-over culvert, Cedarwood Dr., Windemere Ln., Deerfield Rd. and many more. These projects take time and material so please be patient as our staff works to correct these issues. As with many stormwater issues it’s important for our Members to help reduce some of the problems by cleaning out the culvert pipe and drainage ditch in front of their property to help your neighbors. Stormwater issues start with the drainage ditches and swales as well as with your culvert pipe. All of these should be inspected often to prevent damage. Below is the responsibility of each lot owner based on the Hideout’s Protective Covenants.

2. General Application – Lots U. Ditches & Swales. Each owner shall keep drainage ditches and swales located on his lot free and unobstructed and in good repair and shall provide for the installation of such culverts upon his lot as may be reasonably required by the Committee. Culvert pipe and swale need to be dug out/cleared of debris to properly convey water as per our protective covenants. 2021 has been a very busy year for our staff with the Covid-19 pandemic still lingering. Our Housekeeping staff has performed well above expectations in maintaining our facilities and keeping our Members safe. The disinfecting fogging of all of our facilities continues and sanitation to help prevent the spread of this virus will continue as well. RFPs have been sent out for bids to reside the POA, Clubhouse, and Woodworkers building and those bids should be in on 6/1/2021. We have also sent out and RFP for the Ski Hill Rental Shop and those bids should be in on 7/7/2021. The Permitting Office has been busy with permit applications and new projects. As of 5/5/2021 we have 8 new homes being built and over 400 permits processed. This is a busy season for Members doing lot improvements and we ask you to please call our Permitting Office if you have any questions in regards to permits or work that you would like to perform. You can contact Tina Fairfax at ext. 108 or at tfairfax@thehideout.us you may also contact Dennis Polhamus at ext. 136 or at dpolhamus@thehideout.us. Permit applications can be found on the Hideout website at www.hideoutassoc.com under Resources click on the ECC Permit Application tab and chose the permit that is related to the work you want to perform. ■


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HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS

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 2020-2021 POA BOARD OFFICERS Andrew Miller, President Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Vice President Jerry Restaino, Director Richard Yocum, Chairman Paul Spiese III, Director Marie Krauss, Treasurer Debra Tramantano, Assistant Treasurer Larry Frotten, Assistant Secretary Jill Metschulat, Assistant Secretary

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

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

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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(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

JILL METSCHULAT, EXE. ASSISTANT

(570) 630-3710

IT DEPART

(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

RYAN HILL, ASSISTANT COMM. MGR.

(570) 630-3726

ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE 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 LODGE

(570) 630-3733

RECREATION MAIN DESK

(570) 630-3734

CERAMICS AREA 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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Seasonal Hours Clubhouse Sunday—11am—3pm Monday—11am—9pm Tuesday—11am—3pm Wednesday—Closed Thursday—11am—9pm Friday—11am—10pm Saturday 11am—10pm Limited menu available

Beach Snack Shop Saturday 11am– 5pm Sunday—11am –5pm Weekends only through June

Tiki Bar Saturday 12pm—9pm Sunday—12pm—7pm Limited menu available

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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed., Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager folks, air and infect What’s “Hiding Out” in our Greetings other Gypsy Moth Finally, the warmer weather of June caterpillars in the has arrived, and with it, the wonderful Environment this Month? local area. As can workings of mother nature prevail. Vegetation is thriving, pollinators and wildlife abound, and the lakes are full and ready for the upcoming recreational season.

For members that reside along Brooks Lake, please take note that several new floating wetland islands (FWI’s) are scheduled to be installed this season and will take some time for the new plants to take off. For a brief while, protective goose netting will be draped over the new FWI’s to allow plant life to establish. The older FWI’s will eventually be removed and repurposed elsewhere. Additionally, some rehabilitation work will be occurring to one of the concrete weirs of the Brooks Dam spillway. If you live alongside any of our lakes, try your best to keep your grass clippings from going into the water when mowing or trimming. Please be observant for rabbit burrows and other wildlife that like to hide their young or make nests in tall grassy areas during the late spring months. Routine treatment and monitoring events will occur throughout the season to address any algae or water-based plant issues that happen to pop up. Some aquatic vegetation is necessary from a fisheries habitat standpoint, but we will try our best to address nuisance like conditions as they come to our attention. A controlled fungal release, Entomophaga maimaiga, occurred at two pre-selected locations in the north section of the community. This natural, but cultured fungus, will help significantly reduce the overall number of Gypsy Moth larvae as it attacks them from the inside out, releasing white structures called conidophores that then get shot into the

be imagined, the process spreads from one area to another, providing years of benefits to the community. This application has been carefully studied, peer reviewed, and has been found to be overwhelmingly successful in covering most, if not all, areas inhabited by this particular insect. Gypsy Moths are forest defoliators, and if left unchecked, could cause potentially irreversible damage to a stand of timber.

C Alley Cats is keeping the momentum moving forward with the TNR Program. Since starting in Spring 2019, a total of 250 cats have been processed (spay or neuter, rabies shot, ear clip) in the community and either put up for adoption/ foster care or were re-released until attrition occurs. Now that the weather has improved and we’re outside of the dangers of frost events, roll up your sleeves and get your gardens planted! Please consider getting your garden certified via the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Habitat program. The Wildlife & Forestry Committee have been working hard to try to get the entire Hideout designated with Community Certification, but it takes individual members gardens, like yours, being registered to help get us there.

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id you know that eleven different raptor species are found throughout Pennsylvania? Of those, eight are hawks and three are falcons, and all are diurnal meaning they are most active during daylight hours, resting overnight. Armed with sharp talons, strong hooked beaks, and amazingly sharp eyesight, they are an apex aerial predator. Here are some fun facts you might not have previously known about the Broad-Winged Hawk and hawks in general: • This species of hawk is one of Pennsylvania’s most common forest hawks, but they have been designated as a species of concern in PA given a decline in their nesting distribution.

Broad-Winged Hawk will bring the female food. • Small prey is often consumed whole by hawks when feeding, and they will in turn regurgitate a pellet of indigestible material (bones, fur, feathers) that had been swallowed. Info courtesy of: https://www.pgc.pa.gov/ Education/WildlifeNotesIndex/Pages/ Hawks-and-Falcons.aspx & https://www. hawkmountain.org/conservation-science/ active-research/raptor-conservationstudies/broad-winged-hawks ■

• Broad-Winged Hawks are easily recognizable given their banded tails which feature two dark and two light bands. • These hawks will lay one to five creamy white eggs bearing brown markings. • For winter, this particular species of hawk migrates to the tropical forests of South America, often traveling in large flocks numbering into the thousands around September. • To watch the Broad-Winged Hawk’s fall migration, members should consider visiting Kempton, PA’s Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, only a 1hr and 50-minute drive from The Hideout. • Broad-Winged Hawks will often grow to be 13 to 17” in length, boasting wingspans up to 39”. • While incubating her eggs, the male

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To see progress made for The Hideout thus far, and for more information on how to get your own garden or property designated as Certified Wildlife Habitat, be sure to call x122 and/or visit: https://www.nwf.org/CommunityWildlifeHabitat/Communities/Community/471. ■

Check out: @HideoutEnvironmental on Instagram Please keep an eye out for Spotted Lanternfly. If you suspect SLF on your property, please contact the Environmental Manager by calling (570) 698-4100, ext. 122. Image courtesy of: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly Note: Images not to scale


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Call to Order: 9:02 a.m. Quorum: Yes Present: Richard Yocum, Chairperson; Andrew Miller, President; Michael Terranova, Vice President; Marie Krauss, Treasurer; Louis Delli Santi, Secretary; Jerry Restaino, Director; and Paul Spiese, Director. Other: Larry Frotten, Community Manager. Pledge of Allegiance

Participants were notified that the meeting is being video and audio recorded. Members may use the chat box or raise hand feature to ask questions. All participants were requested to provide their name and lot number to verify membership and keep attendance records. It was noted that the Agenda is available under the member login section of The Hideout website. 1. Approval of Minutes: 21-41 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve April 17, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda as presented. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova and passed 7-0. 21-42 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the March 20, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Paul Spiese and passed 7-0. 21-43 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the April 9, 2021 Board Workshop Minutes as presented with the change to New Business, Section C, the amount should be $15,000 not $50,000 and the salt spreaders should be $25,000 for next year’s budget not unbudgeted this year and manager’s updates the lots paid in full is 1,878, the Tiki Bar is in both budgets, but repairs will happen after the season. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: None 3. Management Reports: (Questions or Comments will be taken after each report and pertaining to the reports) a. Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano Debra Tramantano welcomed everyone. As of March 16th, there are 2,980 lots paid in full which is 82% of the budgeted amount. Delinquent dues totaling $48,370 have been collected which is 78% of the budget. Operating cash is sufficient to carry to end of year as long as the budget is followed. Close of March financials show an operational loss of $76,000. Ski Hill experienced a loss of $59,000 which may be made up in December. The budget is for 3,625 lots paid in full, and if additional lots are paid in full this could make up the shortfall. Administration is currently operating at a favorable

variance of $30,000 primarily from resales and rentals. On April 10th the Budget Committee met for the preliminary review of the proposed 2022 budget. The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 1,2021.

b. Community Manager, Larry Frotten Hideout dues collections are doing well thanks to the members. There is $300,000 allocated for the main gate project, but this is being delayed by PennDOT so the funds will not be used this year. The Board is being requested to reallocate $250,000 of the front gate project budget to update and upgrade the Ski Hill as it has been overlooked in several years. Some items need to be addressed significantly to promote compliance with various government regulations, including EPA regulations for the water supply to the snow makers. There are plans to convert the current ice rink at the Ski Hill to rental shop to address overcrowding at the rental shop. Brooks Lake is being considered for ice fishing and ice skating as it is ideal for ice skating and well stocked with fish. This year the Ski Hill used reservations for ticket sales and sold out every day. Additional hours are being considered for next season, but additional staffing would be required. The Ski Hill will also be revamped for year-round use including concerts on the Hill and frisbee golf. The current snow making machines are an average of 20 years old so some replacements are being researched for increased efficiency. There is a Memorial Day ceremony scheduled outside at Reflections Park and the Field of Flags is being set up by the Help-A-Heroes. Under current COVID restrictions, members cannot be invited indoors for refreshments. Reflections park was updated with replacement fencing and painting. Electricity will be added to the podium. The Hideout asks members for assistance in recruiting employees. Food and Beverage is working to open the Tiki Bar this year as last year it was not feasible to open this amenity. Food & Beverage doing very, very well. The dining room and pub are in high use and occupied under COVID restriction. There are lots of new faces as over 500 homes sold in the last year. Maintenance is working diligently to putting equipment back in place with the change of seasons and cleaning streets. Ryan and the Wildlife and Forestry Committee are working on the walking trail and adding signs in conjunction with Maintenance. Along with the road cleaning, the walking path along Roamingwood Lake has been cleaned. Additional equipment has been purchased to do more work in house and be more effective. A front-end loader was purchased for year-round use as one had to be rented with an operator for $160.00 per hour for snow removal this year. Maintenance has the staff to run the new equipment. Three roofs are being budgeted for replacement next year. This year the maintenance garage roof was replaced. The back of the maintenance yard is being cleaned up. Maintenance is

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working with the Lake Township building inspector to obtain permits and replace the salt shed and install a pole barn for storage. The Hideout budgeted to purchase a pole barn for the Ski Hill, but now with the conversion of the ice rink, the pole barn will be moved to maintenance so all the equipment can be stored inside. All ski hill equipment will also be stored inside. A lawnmower and snow plow are being purchased for the Ski Hill to alleviate these tasks from maintenance. The metal, mechanical salt spreaders are starting to wear and rust. Maintenance purchased a plastic salt spreader which covers more area with less material. Four salt-spreaders are being looked at for replacement with the plastic salt spreaders next year. Registration is busy with many members coming in by appointment. The POA cannot open the doors fully because of COVID restrictions, but members can come in with an appointment, contact staff for assistance. Golf is open and this is the earliest opening in history. Rick Yocum reported that unfortunately there is a Board meeting the morning that the flags will be put in for the field of flags. The date will be noted in the future to avoid this conflict.

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Lot 3304 questioned what efforts are being made to secure staffing. The Member suggested referral bonus to existing employees if they refer new staff. The Hideout is looking at sign-on bonuses and will note this suggestion. It was noted that jobs are posted outside of member communications through job fairs, Linkedin, Indeed, local schools, colleges and universities, and unemployment offices, etc.

21-47 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted reserve capital expense not to exceed $15,000 to repair the Public Safety section of the roof at the Main Lodge including replacing rotting plywood and re-shingling based on management’s recommendation. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Andrew Miller, and carried 7-0.

Lot 1132 Bob Wiegand indicated that May 15th was chosen because that is armed forces day and the Help-A-Heros has commitments from the American Legion and Boy Scouts. 4. Unfinished Business: None (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) 5. New Business: (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 21-44 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the budgeted new capital purchase of a rough mower for golf maintenance from Turf Equipment & Supply for an amount not to exceed $42,000 which is $500 over the budgeted amount based on management’s recommendation because this is the brand of mower used for several years and the lifespan and performance is admirable, and the lowest bidder has moved their manufacturing overseas creating extensive delays in delivery. Turf Equipment & Supply Toro $41,845.86

Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 7-0. 21-45 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase of a Toro mower for the Ski Hill at an amount not to exceed $3,000 upon the recommendation of management so the Ski Hill may perform their own summer maintenance thereby freeing up the Maintenance Department to perform other duties. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 7-0. 21-46 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase of a Toro mower for Maintenance at an amount not to exceed $3,000 upon the recommendation of management for efficiency and safety in crossing the spillway at Deerfield dam and mowing that area. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Marie Krauss, and carried 7-0.

21-48 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase not to exceed $7,600 for a storage shed at the Ski Hill based upon management’s recommendation to store the snow tube equipment as most of the cost is defrayed by the sale of an unused rope tow for $7,500. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, and carried 7-0. Larry reported that this was an item they didn’t realize until this spring when they went in and saw the condition of the existing shed. 21-49 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted reserve capital expenditure of $6,500 for the purchase of a snow plow for the truck at Ski Hill upon management’s recommendation to assist Maintenance in snow removal efforts at the Ski Hill and the parking lot across the street. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and carried 7-0. 21-50 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital expense of $4,000 for attachments (continued on page 30)


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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - April 14, 2021 Call to Order: The meeting began at 10:00 Pledge of Allegiance Present: Robert Addieg, Michelle Popadynec,Rich Maxwell, Rich Straczynski , Laura Rusnak, John Thompson, Craig Rafaniello - Project Manager, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison, Desiree Detres - Maintenance Administrative Clerk Excused: Dennis Polhamus Minutes from meeting on March 24th, 2021 were approved without any changes. Motion: Bob Addieg Second: Rich Maxwell DISCUSSION Main Lodge Roof : Roof repairs are for the back side of the roof over the Patrol office. No date as to when they will begin. We have only received one estimate. Road Repairs: We contacted Pocono Spray Patching. They proposed a tar and chip combination. Board will go over proposal at next meeting. New Equipment: We have a new front

end loader that’s been a great addition. It’s been out working everyday. It’s been fitted with a 10 foot plow for the winter. We also ordered an Auger for the skid steer. Street sweeper has also been out. Still have to work out a few glitches with the water but otherwise it’s good. Bulk Garbage: Permits are going to be issued from the Maintenance building. Maintenance Gate: Installation has started and should be completed in two weeks. At the moment it’s worked manually until we get the electronic opener.

Maintenance Roof: New roof was installed and it looks great! It is a metal roof. Wood Workers: We still don’t have a date on when the residing will begin. Doors will also be replaced at that time. COMMENTS It was suggested we call guidance counselors at nearby schools for possible employees. Desiree will call schools. Railing at the Clubhouse looks great. But when it’s time to change them maybe we can use something other than wood.

Maple wood: We’re waiting on Peters Consultants on plans. We will update at next meeting.

Grating at the Main Gate Mail boxes is too sunken in and needs to be raised . It is a tripping hazard.

Grandview Drive: Most of the work is cosmetic repairs. We’ll start work after Memorial Day weekend. Mini wash outs will also be worked on.

We will also look into upgrading Miniature Golf. Plans are to separate the 18 holes and upgrade then.

Miller Road: Brian Carchedi is in contact with developers. They are aware that we need a buffer Miller and the Hideout. Waiting on the plans. Salt Shed: Old shed was torn down and site was cleaned up. Once all drawings are in for new shed we will file for permits.

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pening day was April 9th. This is the earliest opening I can remember. We had some great weather and some real nasty days since.

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Golf leagues: The Tuesday morning and Thursday night men’s golf leagues are under way.

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Mail check: HWGA, 335 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA, 18436. Include email and phone number. Any questions? Contact Cathy Lowman cassie462003@yahoo.com ■

The Hideout Women’s Golf Association league plays on Monday mornings at 9am. This league starts in early June and ends around Labor Day. They are seeking additional players. Contact the pro shop for additional information and to sign up. Golf Tournaments: The Early Bird Tournament had to be postponed due to inclement weather. The new date is Saturday, June 26th. If you are on the list from May please contact the Pro Shop to verify you are still interested in playing. Breakfast is at 8 am. Shotgun start at 9 am. Hot dogs will be served at the turn and refreshments will be provided on the course. A luncheon and awards presentation will be held after golf at the outdoor sports complex. This tournament is open to the first 72 golfers who sign up. The cost is $60.00 for golf pass holders. $70.00 for members and $80.00 for guests. The format is a 4 person scramble. On Friday June 11th Nurnbergers Bierhaus is hosting an 18 hole event. Start time is 11 am. This is a 4 person scramble. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served on the course. An award ceremony and BBQ will follow at Nurnberger with beer, brats, burgers and chicken served. The entry fee is $75.00. The Drafts tournament was held on May 22nd. It was a complete sell out. A great time was had by all.

We take Tee times up to 7 days in advance. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled Tee time. If you need to cancel please call the Pro Shop so we can fill in the reservation time. With COVID and a huge turnover in new members we are quite busy as compared to years past. Remember to fix your ball marks on the greens replace divots on the fairways and smooth out sand traps. Remember no driving of carts on the par three holes. That’s hole #3 #6 and #10. If you wish to golf after normal operating hours you must call the Pro Shop and advise the staff. You need to have a golf pass or make prior payment before you start your round of golf. No motorized carts after 5 pm. We are also planning on selling beer and snacks on the course in addition to the water and Gatorade that is available. More information to follow. The golf committee is looking for a few new members for this season. Become involved with your golf course and its operation. We meet once a month during the golf season. Contact the pro shop for additional information. ■

You must play by golf rules. Dues are $30 for the season. $5 dollars will go to the POA if you wish to establish a handicap.

HASG GOLF

By: John Martino Now that we are in June, HASG Golf League should have opened up and at the time of this writing we already had 41 members signed up for the League. And this was before the May 13th meeting. It looks to be a great year for golf. The HASG golf league is open to all members of the HASG club. It is a Captain’s best ball league with golfers of varying expertise paired together every week. We try to have different pairings every week, so that all the members get to meet each other as the purpose of the league is to interact socially as it is the Hideout Adult Social Group. It was developed years ago to encourage new-comers to the Hideout and/or golf to be introduced to golf and to their neighbors. Over the years our members of HASG have made many new friends and also have taken up the sport of golf in a non-stressful atmosphere We have made it interesting, first, by playing a “Captain’s Best Ball” format. Secondly by introducing a average lowest average putts for the season. Since everyone plays with different people every week, the low putt average takes on a different dimension for each individual. Everyone can contribute to the low putt average of the team that week. This year we are introducing a closest to the hole contest on the second shot every week on the par 3 sixth hole. This will be on a volunteer basis for those who want to participate week to week. It should make for some more fun where golfers of all levels can contribute to their foursome. If you are interested in Joining the HASG League, please call me at 570-892-0545 or email me at Jamartino414@gmail.com. ■

Womens Summer Golf Leagues By: Denise Guiffredo

The Hideout Women’s Golf Leagues will be starting this June 2021. We have 2 Leagues: Monday morning and Friday morning (The Chicks) All women golfers at all levels are welcome to participate. We have set tee times starting at 9:00a.m. We anticipate the first day of play will be Friday, June 4, 2021 and Monday June 7, 2021 (Dues are $30.00 per year plus golf and cart fee). If you would like to meet new people and have fun while golfing please contact the following: Cathy Lowman at Cassie462003@yahoo.com or Denise Guiffredo at rguiff4371@aol.com. Please include your name, Email, & phone number ■


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June Recreation Activities Tues. June 1 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues. June 1 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. June 2 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. June 2 Quilters Room 1pm Wed. June 2 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH) Wed. June 2 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (M, W, F) Thurs. June 3 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. June 4 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. June 4 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat. June 5 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. June 5 Beginner Pickleball Clinics & Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. June 5 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sun. June 6 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Mon. June 7 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. June 8 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues. June 8 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. June 9 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. June 9 Quilters Room 1pm Wed. June 9 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH) Wed. June 9 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (M, W, F) Thurs. June 10 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. June 11 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. June 11 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat. June 12 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. June 12 Beginner Pickleball Clinics & Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. June 12 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sun. June 13 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Mon. June 14 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Mon. June 14 Beginners Baseball camp 6/14-6/18 6-8 pm south POA softball field Tues. June 15 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues. June 15 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

Wed. June 16 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. June 16 Quilters Room 1pm Wed. June 16 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH) Wed. June 16 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (M, W, F) Thurs. June 17 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. June 18 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. June 18 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat. June 19 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. June 19 Beginner Pickleball Clinics & Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. June 19 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sun. June 20 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sun. June 20 Father’s Day – Mini Golf free for Father’s Mon. June 21 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Mon. June 21 Main Pool and North Pool open weekdays daily Mon. June 21 Kids camp 6/21-7/2 ages 5-8 call recreation for details Tues. June 22 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues. June 22 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.) Wed. June 23 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. June 23 Quilters Room 1pm Wed. June 23 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH) Wed. June 23 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (M, W, F) Thurs. June 24 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. June 25 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. June 25 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat. June 26 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. June 26 Beginner Pickleball Clinics & Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. June 26 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday) Sun. June 27 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sun. June 28 Advanced Baseball Camp 6/28-7/2 6-8pm South POA softball field. ***All dates and activities are subject to change due to changing Covid-19 mandated guidelines


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Lake/Marina Rules ***** New for 2021 -All dock owners must identify their docks in a visible manner as recommended by management. The dock owners lot number must be displayed on their dock and visible to see from the lake side. Numbers will be available to purchase at Recreation, or at your own discretion. 1. All watercraft owners are required to register their boats and pay the appropriate fee(s) with the Hideout Recreation Department. Additionally, all owners of watercraft (20 horsepower or more) must have a minimum of $250,000 bodily injury liability insurance coverage and $50,000 property damage liability coverage. Owners of watercraft nineteen (19 horsepower) or less (not including electrically powered) must have at least $100,000 in liability insurance. Electrically propelled watercraft(s) needs a State Registration but does not require a Certificate of Insurance. 2. A Certificate of Insurance for the appropriate amount of liability coverage from the insurance company listing the Hideout POA as a co-insured party must be presented at the time of registration. 3. Personal watercraft and motors must be available for inspection accompanied by a current State Registration. 4. The maximum size for any registered watercraft cannot exceed 90 horsepower unless registered before June 1983; Personal Watercraft, i.e. Jet Skis and Wave Runners are subject to a Maximum of 110 Horsepower, Provided the PWC has a 4 Stroke Engine, Maximum Horsepower for a 2 Stroke Engine is 85 Horsepower. 5. The maximum length of watercraft permitted on Hideout lakes is seventeen (17) feet unless registered before June of 1983. 6. All lake activities must comply with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. For a complete listing of PA Fish and Boat Commission Safety Rules and Regulations contact Northeast Region office at (570) 4775717. 7. All power watercraft must travel in a counter-clockwise direction. 8. Double water skiing (including towing of two skiers/two tubes) is prohibited on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. 9. The PA Fish and Boat Commission regulated the minimum age of all watercraft/ PWC operators. No person 11 years of age or younger may operate a watercraft/ PWC propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower. No person 12 to 15 years of age may operate a watercraft/PWC propelled by a motor greater than 10 horsepower without obtaining a Boating Safety Certificate, a copy of which must be on file at the Hideout Recreation Department. Furthermore, anyone 12 to 15 years of age may not operate a PWC with any passengers on board 15 years of age or younger. 10. All persons in a watercraft must be seated while in operation. 11. Launching and landing of water skiers from docks or shoreline is prohibited. 12. All power watercraft must observe the

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one hundred (100) foot minimum swell speed regulations when operating near all regulating buoys.

30. Watercraft may not be anchored within 100 feet of any roped swimming area or park areas.

13. Water skiers directly ahead of or behind another boat are prohibited.

31. A moving watercraft shall not overtake or pass another watercraft within the 100-foot swell rule.

14. Each water skier (including tubers) must wear U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices. 15. When water skiing or tubing, there must be one observer facing (spotting) the skier or tuber at all times. 16. Water skiing and/or use of personal watercraft(s) (PWC’s) is prohibited before 8:00 a.m. and after sunset or when visibility becomes poor. 17. All boating activity must cease on any lake during electrical storms or conditions that may result in personal injury. 18. All watercraft must be equipped with U.S. Coast Guard approved wearable personal flotation devices for each person on board. 19. Placing of buoys in Roamingwood Lake is prohibited except when authorized by Association management. 20. Inflatable rubber rafts, without attached motors, are to remain within one hundred (100) feet of the shoreline if they are approved to carry only two or fewer occupants. Rubber rafts approved for three (3) or more occupants may go beyond this limit and must be registered as a non-power boat with the Recreation Department. 21. Main Lodge docking facilities are reserved for all watercraft; these facilities are intended for temporary use only and are restricted to 30 minutes per watercraft. 22. All users of sailboats must maintain a proper lookout at all times. 23. Rowboats with or without motors are not to occupy marina dock slips. 24. Motorized vehicles are not permitted on frozen lakes at any time. 25. Guests are not permitted to register any type of power watercraft for use on any Hideout Lake. 26. Deerfield and Brooks Lakes are reserved for fishing and non-powered boating. Electrically trolling motors are permitted. 27. An immediate fine of $500.00 and the potential suspension of lake privileges will be assessed for the following infractions (Amended by the POA Board/1998): •Operating a watercraft on any lake which is in excess of established horsepower and length regulations on any lake; •Misrepresentation of documents required for registration of watercraft. 28. Marina space renters failing to remove their watercraft by designated date shall be subject to a fine plus costs to remove and all subsequent costs incurred. This violation may result in suspension of future dock use. 29. Washing of watercraft in launching areas, beaches, and lakes is prohibited.

Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited 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.

32. Personal watercraft operators must possess a Boating Safety Education Certificate pursuant to PA Commonwealth Statute, effective January 1, 2000. The Statute provides for a $50.00 fine for the first offense and a $100.00 fine for each subsequent violation of the Fish & Boat Commission Regulations. (Amended by the POA Board, April 29, 2000)

(Amended June 6, 2015).

33. A mandatory fine of $250.00 for the first offense and $500.00 for the second offense will be assessed to anyone who has not successfully completed the Boater Safety Education Course regarding the operation of PWC.

39. Members are urged to use extreme caution while fishing from rowboats or canoes. Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Devices are required for each occupant on all types of watercraft on all waters in the State. Any boats using a motor must be registered with the PA Fish Commission. All boats used on any waters in The Hideout must be registered with the Recreation Department and display the current year’s registration sticker.

34. A mandatory fine of $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for the second offense for anyone who fails to possess a Boating Safety Certificate while operating a PWC. 35. A mandatory fine of $500.00 will be assessed to anyone who operates a watercraft in a reckless manner. In addition, the Board reserves the right to suspend the Lake and Marina privileges of said violator. 36. Everyone fishing must display a current Membership Badge along with his or her Pennsylvania Fishing License (required of all persons 16 years of age and older). Violators are subject to fines by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as well as the POA. 37. Roamingwood Park: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions: Exceptions: 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 Deerfield Lake: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions: Exceptions: 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 Brooks Lake: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions:

38. Fellow members for various recreation activities share the lakes in The Hideout. It is essential that all who fish clean up their sites before they leave. Litter, including bait containers, fishing line and plastic and paper wrappers are unsightly and a potential danger to our wildlife friends.

40. Ice Fishing is not permitted on any of the Hideout Lakes. 41. Dock spaces involve a waiting list for members that, once selected, dock space remains with the member in good standing each year, contingent upon payment of the yearly season rental fee. CAUTION: ALL FUELING AND REFUELING OF WATERCRAFTS MUST COMPLY WITH BOATER SAFETY HANDBOOK WITH REGARD TO VENTILATION AND FUELING. *****NOTICE***** Effective September 28, 2013 – At the Executive Session of the Board of Directors the Board passed the following resolution to improve our lake water quality as well as boating safety on Roamingwood Lake. The motion reads as follows: To decrease both the noise on and oil pollutions in Roamingwood Lake, Effective January 1st 2014 all new gas powered boats being registered for the first time in the Hideout must be equipped with FOUR STROKE MOTORS. The maximum horse power remains at 90hp! The boat length restriction will remain at 17 foot, but will no longer be measured by the Recreation Department. Also, to eliminate concerns and confusion on how a boats length will be measured before it can be registered in the Hideout, effective January 1st 2014 all new boats being registered in the Hideout for the first time must present official documentation (copy of title or registration) from the State in which the boat is registered that shows that the boat’s length does not exceed 17 feet. ****Used boats owned by a Hideout Property owner and were previously registered for Roamingwood Lake and are sold to another Hideout Property owner for use on Roamingwood Lake will be considered “grandfathered” and will be exempt from the Four Stroke Motor only restriction. ■


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July Recreation Activities Thurs. July 1

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

Thurs. July 22 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Thurs. July 1

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

Thurs. July 1

After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M, W, TH)

Fri. July 23 Intermediate Pickleball Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri. July 2

Intermediate Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 12-1pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri. July 2

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

Sat. July 24 Beginner Pickleball Clinics & Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Sat.

July 3

4th of July Beach Party 2-6pm

Sat.

July 3

Boat Regatta 2pm at Marina

Sat. July 24 Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday)

Sat. July 3 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. July 3 Beginner Pickleball Lessons 1-2pm at the RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. July 3

Indoor Court Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Monday through Saturday)

Sat.

July 3

Fireworks at dusk

Sun.

July 4

Independence Day Federal Holiday

Sun.

July 4

Horseshoe Tournament 10am at OSC

Sun.

July 4

Volleyball Tournament 11am at OSC

Sun. July 4 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Mon.

July 5-9 Youth Basketball camp 7/5-7/9 call recreation for details

Wed. July 7 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed.

July 7

Quilters Room 1pm

Sat.

July 10 Flea Market 9am-3pm at Laurel Park Campground

Sun.

July 18 Hideout Olympics

Sun.

July 18 Hideout Family Olympics

Mon.

July 19 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues. July 20 Walking for Wellness 8-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Monday through Friday) Tues.

July 20 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Tues., Fri.)

Wed. July 21 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed.

July 21 Quilters Room 1pm

Wed.

July 21 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly M, W, TH)

Wed.

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

Fri. July 23 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly) Sat.

July 24 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Sun. July 25 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Mon.

July 26

Advanced Baseball camp 7/26-7/30 call recreation for details

***All dates and activities are subject to change due to changing Covid-19 mandated guidelines


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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - April 17, 2021 (continued from page 17) for the skid steer including a pole digger and diamond blade auger upon recommendation of management to increase productivity of the Maintenance Department. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Rick Yocum, and carried 7-0. Michal explained this is another tool for staff to do work in-house rather than hiring an outside contractor. 21-51 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital of an additional $20,000 to install the pole barn at Maintenance that was initially budgeted for the Ski Hill to store all equipment out of the weather upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Jerry Restaino, and carried 7-0. 21-52 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the re-allocation of $250,000 of the front gate project budget to the Ski Hill for improvements such as upgrades to convert the current ice skating rink to a rental shop and upgrades to the “warming hut” to become compliant and obtain occupancy permits. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and carried 7-0. Larry specified that there is more information such as: (1) the main supply of water to make snow is from Deerfield Lake. The current process is dangerous and consists of cutting a hole in the ice and dropping a tube into the hole then going to the shed with the pumps and computers. The water line is being replaced this year, but the problem is the process is contrary to EPA rules and the necessary adjustments are estimated between $30,000-$50,000; (2) converting the existing rink and the warming hut that do not have occupancy permits because heating, water and bathrooms are required. An estimate for this work is not available at this time; (3) four snow guns are old and not effective. Replacement guns were located locally and these will be replaced gradually hopefully 2 this year for $30,000-$50,000; and (4) enhancements are required to promote year-round usage of this facility. All expenditures will be brought to the Board before action is taken. Lot 2584 questioned the parts required for the new magic carpet conveyor lift for snow tubing. Larry indicated that the equipment was purchased from Italy

by prior administration because of the cheaper cost. The Ski Hill is waiting for assistance from their engineer to program the magic carpet and is not waiting for parts. Installation of the magic carpet required restructuring at the hill. The magic carpet at the tube hill is 100 feet longer than the one at the bunny hill and basically a conveyor belt. The bunny hill lift was able to be operational and pass inspection. The other one needs adjustments. Installation took until the end of October because of necessary modifications to meet Pennsylvania rules and regulations. This week the Ski Hill was able to schedule a video conference for Tuesday with the engineers from Italy who will assist with adjustments in computer for electrical components. The engineers were provided with the specifications of the location and it was confirmed that the motors are strong enough for the pitch so this is on the right track to get assistance to correct the issues. This year there was increased use of bunny hill even by experienced skiers because they wanted to use the “magic carpet lift. Many compliments were received on the new magic carpet lift. 6. Committee Recommendations: None (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations)

21-53 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the CMR from the Nominating Committee to amend the 2021 election guidelines to cancel candidate meet and greet events, include the posting of approved candidate signs at the mailboxes and Recreation, and allow electronic participation and posting of the Meet the Candidates/Town Hall event. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Michael Terranova, and carried 7-0. 7. General Comments and Questions Lot 184 questioned who is responsible for maintaining the mailboxes as the boxes will not open and the members must wait for the mail carrier. It was confirmed that the U.S. Post Office is responsible for the maintenance of the boxes, but if members report issues to The Hideout, we can facilitate resolutions with the Post Office. Lot 2059 requested an update on when Roamingwood Lake will be filled with water for power boats. Ryan reported that The Hideout is authorized to perform an annual drawdown to last until April

20. The strange weather patterns of a warm, dry spring did not necessitate the drawdown continuing through April 20. The Hideout is at the mercy of nature mercy to bring the lake back up to level. Now Roamingwood Lake is 1.5 feet below normal pool. Ryan asked members to be mindful that The Hideout cannot shut down all gates and valves because there is a mandatory flow of 1.44 cubic feet per second. There is not an exact date for the Lake to return to full level as this cannot be controlled, but hopefully the level will be back up in a couple weeks. Lot 4009 asked how the Hideout is going to manage the increase in air b & b and short-term rentals and the impact on amenities? Larry thanked Lisa and acknowledged management and the Board’s awareness of the issue. There are new rental policies that limit on the number of people allowed per rental based on the house’s layout. The Board is discussing this issue and it is under legal review. The covenants say that members have the right to rent their home. The Hideout currently has restrictions, guidelines and processes in place. This is a large income item to assist in budget and helps to keep dues down. The atmosphere and limitation on amenities is a concern of the Board and is under review. There are currently 222 homes being rented long and shortterm. This is a small percentage of 3,600 homes. The illegal rental fine starts at $1,000. This is a legal issue and cannot be discussed openly at this time. Lot 1132 stated that a point for consideration is that in the Florida association he has a home, there was a Bylaw amendment limiting rentals to 20% and requiring ownership for 2 years prior to renting. Lot 3273 voiced her dissention with The Hideout not advertising the extension of the dues deadline. Larry agreed that this was a last-minute issue brought to Board in the middle of the month and involved another part of a payment plan offer. It was initially believed by that if the offer was advertised up-front, then the majority of members waiting to pay their dues would inhibit The Hideout from collecting the dues needed to pay bills in a timely manner as established during the budget process. Larry admitted it was a mistake in not making this decision and notifying members sooner. Decisions such as funding take a lot of discussion and research because they affect so

many different aspects. A month of delay in most positions is not going to make that much difference. Larry agreed the member is correct that we could have done a better job of notification. Debra said with COVID restrictions in place at the time requiring the POA to be closed and then open on a modified schedule, there were over 1,700 dues payments in March alone and staffing could not keep up on assisting all members in person. The Hideout didn’t want to penalize membership for staffing restrictions. Member reiterated that she wants better communication and transparency, and feels it was wrong that e-mail blast was not sent sooner. The Board took the member’s point well and management will work at doing better and learning from mistakes. Lot 3304 questioned the status of plans to address flooding at North Gate. Larry and maintenance are looking at another solution. The main issue is they cannot determine what is causing the water. There are electrical and sewer lines there which requires consideration in any plans. The last discussion involved a regrade and additional stone to direct water in the opposite direction. Craig Rafaniello, Project Manager, inspected the area a few weeks ago and several contractors looked at the site. In next few weeks and attempt will be made to re-grade and major corrections will fall under the main gate project when PennDOT gives the go-ahead. 8. Board moves to adjourn and recess to Executive Session: 10:12 a.m. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, and passed 7-0. The Board thanked members for their attendance. NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom NEXT BOARD MEETING: Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. via Zoom Watch the website Events Calendar on the Members’ Portal for meeting information. Respectfully Submitted, Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■

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Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - May 14, 2021 Zoom Called to order at 11:30 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Judy Britton, Lyle Britton, Mike Goldstock, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager, Lary Frotten, Community Manager Excused: Bernadette Zumbo Old Business 1. Larry did not yet have an answer to the opening of the snack bar at the North Beach. Hopefully, will have something to report by our next meeting. 2. The Recreation Department is actively working on increasing activities for our

youth population as well as all members of The Hideout.

Items of Discussion: 1. It was suggested that we peruse Hideout Facebook pages for contractor and outside vendors to get more advertising for The Hideabout. Lisa said this is being done already as the advertising is not where it should be at this time of year. Many business are complaining that they just can’t find help! 2. It was suggestion that at the registration appointment for new members, that they would be asked if they would like to be

profiled in The Hideabout. If the answer is yes, they would be contacted by a member of this committee and asked to complete a questionnaire either by email or phone or perhaps even in person. This would result in an article in The Hideabout. 3. A member asked if there could be published in The Hideaout a list of events in and around the area. Lisa advised that she has reached out to all non profits events which are then listed for free. 4. Larry Frotten indicated that staffing is still a problem with some departments and hope the Job Fair will bring some valuable candidates.

5. Larry also indicated that The Hideout is looking at different ways to gain access to the amenities with out badge checking. Good News: COVID RESTRICTIONS END MAY 31ST, 2021!! Hopefully our next meeting will be in person. Meeting adjourned at 12:00 pm Next meeting Tuesday June 8, 2021 Meetings changed to second Tuesdays of the month. ■


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Chair: Iggy Rivera Members: Kent Fairfield, Steve Flapan, Karen Greenfeld, Bob Kravetz, Jim McLoone, Lori Muscaro, Rick Nolte, Judy Restaino Excused: Arnie Milidantri, Jeff Silverman Staff: Ryan Hill, Joe Kozuch, John Boandel Board: Andrew Miller, Guests: Patrick Rohr

Call to Order at: 9:00 am

Lakes Committee Minutes April 24, 2021

The meeting was called to order at 9:00 via Zoom. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by K. Greenfeld, a second by B. Kravetz and approval by all (9-0-0). Patrick Rohr of the Public Safety Boat Patrol, Joe Kozuch, and John Boandel spoke about the 2020 and the 2021 boating seasons. They are actively trying to recruit new people for the boat patrols. They stressed the necessity of having lot numbers on docks for emergencies and for runaway docks. I. Rivera stated that most of the docks on Deerfield don’t have numbers, and many of the kayaks on the stands there don’t have current stickers. J. Boandel promised that they will have a better handle on registrations this year. P. Rohr added that there were 4 or 5 issues with boat sizes last year. Committee members recommended that the manufacturer specs concerning length should be consulted for any new boat being registered. OLD BUSINESS: Outlet Structure/Drawdown: The drawdown activities have subsided, and the lake is roughly 1’ below normal due to the dry season so far. DSI (Diving Services Incorporated) will be on site sometime during the week of April 24-30 for their annual inspection and maintenance of the outlet structure/gates/valves as well as inspecting the carp barrier and making any necessary repairs. Missing hardware/sealant for the side weir gate will also be repaired. They will then provide an update on the condition of the structure since their last visit and make recommendations. Fisheries Surveys/Fish stocking for 2021: The Lakes Amenity page has data from all surveys from 2010 to 2020. The 2021 stocking will be split between Spring and Fall depending on the species available and the budget. B. Kravetz feels that more fish per acre should be added in Roamingwood as it seems that the surveys are not very accurate in Roamingwood due to the size of the lake. Act 13 + Grower Greener Grant Status: Payment in the amount of $1009.01 for reimbursement for related expenses for Growing Greener Grant should be received in the next few weeks. The bid process is picking up pace: request for proposal notice provided to TriCounty Independent on 4/21/21: public notice for bid in 4/24/21 edition; pre-bid meeting at 10:30AM on 4/29/21; questions deadline 5/4; responses by 5/6; public bid opening 5/12; bid selection 5/15 Board meeting. Deadline for grant work will now be the end of September 2021. BioChar: The 15 BioChar socks will be installed in June where creeks feed into each water body and will be left there until the end of September or early October. This will hopefully reduce algae. Stormwater BMPs/Enhancements Around Lakes: Numerous swale and shoulder re-stabilization efforts have been underway

by our Facilities crew throughout the community, and many more, mostly along Lakeview East, are planned this season to properly convey water during storm events. Entrance Pond/Fountain: The access ramp for non-motorized watercraft may have to be permitted by the Wayne County Conservation District. Signage will be made and posted. The fountain should be installed sometime in May. Brooks Spillway/Rehabilitation Project: Finally all regulatory permits are in order, and R. Hill is coordinating with Dr.Givler on the bidding process so that we can secure a contractor to perform the work in 2021. Microbac Laboratories: Sampling for E.Coli and Total Coliform will occur about 18 times starting May 20 and ending September 16 at the main beach, north beach and the main marina. If levels exceed acceptable limits, additional testing and beach closures will occur. Tract 29/Wire Cages: Spraying for canary grass at Tract 29 will occur this year. Old tree planting materials will be removed from Tract 29 and the northern end of Brooks. The wire mesh at Deerfield Lake has already been removed. Truxor Work: This will resume later this season for aquatic vegetation control, mostly at Deerfield. Dam Inspections: R. Hill is still awaiting confirmation from Dam Safety that the updated EAPs for Deerfield and Brooks are acceptable. Once confirmed, hard copies will be kept on file. Dr. Givler has created new O&M Manuals (Operations and Maintenance) for all three dams as well as periodic inspection checklists. Aeration Units: They are scheduled for annual maintenance and start up on April 28th. Buoys/Floating Structures: One additional Slow/No Wake buoy will be installed at the very northern portion of Roamingwood. Others will be installed after 4/20. Floating Wetland Islands: Four new FWIs will be installed at Brooks, although the existing two will remain for a year while the new ones are growing. R. Hill has submitted for the budget to have four new FWIs installed in Deerfield in 2022. PH (Princeton Hydro) will be on site April 28th to re-anchor any problematic FWIs on both lakes. North Beach/Rocks Along Stream: This project will continue to be reviewed for 2022. A PALMS grant would likely cover up to $24,000 , and we would be responsible for a 25% match. NEW BUSINESS/DISCUSSION: Monitoring and tracking low flow release for Roamingwood discharge - Dr. Givler and/ or DSI will find the most cost-efficient way to monitor the daily low flow release which should be a minimum of 1.44 cubic feet per second. Docks at marina - They are scheduled to be re-installed sometime during the week of April 26-30 depending on lake level. Life preserver rings – Twelve 24” life preserver rings with protective cases and throw lines are set to be installed along the community access points to Brooks (2), Deerfield (2), Entrance Pond, Roamingwood Park, Getaway Park, Holiday Park, Main Beach, Main Beach Dyke and North Beach

Environmental Control Committee Minutes - March 26, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Tina Fairfax Excused: Mike Clark – Permitting Officer Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 3/19/2021, as written by: Approved with changes made. Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Mike Clark: (See Attached) PROJECTS (Mike) Lot/Street Type Owner Status Contractor 1783 Dock Zierold Pending meeting on 3/21/21 Seamans Marine 2267 Dock Grahn Received initial application awaiting additional paperwork Taylor Docks LLC 592 Dock Nazarov ON HOLD Blue Jay Construction Review/Discussion 1. Permits – Due to the POA Opening on 4/4/21, all permit operations will be moved from the Main Gate back to the POA.

them picked up. It was explained that sometimes contractors pick up the permits. In addition, having permits picked up in person is a good monitoring method as sometimes they are not picked by members. • Lot 592 - This project has been put on hold due to additional research needing to be done regarding property lines. 2. Lot Violations/Citations (Mike): Tabled 3. Stormwater Update (Dennis): Crew hasn’t begun stormwater projects yet but will soon. This will be for property owners who have collapsed or damaged culverts. There was a short discussion of who is responsible for what in relation to culverts, and if the $600.00 fee was per culvert and for culvert only. The fee is per culvert and only culverts. Swale work will be done at no cost, per Larry Frotten. Swales/drainage ditches will be lined with large rip rap. The Grandview project will not begin until we receive waivers from all homeowners involved. 4. Lake Level & Condition (Dennis): A dam inspection was performed on 3/25/2021. Everything looks good. 5. Main Gate Project (Dennis): Permit application has been submitted to extend time for questions to be answered. 6. Road Repairs: Dennis has met with several companies. We are looking to go in the direction of Tar & Chip.

New Business: • Lot 1783 – We are still working with No new business the member on this due to the amount of very large boulders. The dock will be 15 Meeting ended at: 9:40 am ft. with a 4 ft. gangway. Next Meeting: Friday, 4/9/2021, 9:00 at • There was a short discussion of the POA Board Room ■ emailing permits rather than have for safety purposes. This unbudgeted capital expense should be approved at the Board meeting in May. COVID compliant tabletop exercise – R. Hill will try to arrange this to roleplay an EAP implementation on how to respond to and coordinate around a dam failure. CMR review and vote to permit ice skating on Brooks Lake – After some discussion Iggy Rivera made the motion which was seconded by Lori Muscaro and approved by 6 with 1 abstention to allow ice skating on Brooks Lake within the area designated by the Hideout and at the members’ own risk and expense. CMR review and vote to permit ice fishing on Brooks Lake - After some discussion a motion was made by Iggy Rivera, seconded by Rick Nolte and approved by all (7-0-0) to allow ice fishing on Brooks Lake at members’ own risk and expense for anglers 16 years and older who possess a current state fishing license and

abide by all Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations. Bethnic macroinvertebrate study – This study tells us about water quality and is anticipated to resume in May. Lake Committee Mission Charter - The proposal is set to be reviewed by the Board of Directors. Deerfield Lake dam stop logs - The wooden stop logs are set to be replaced with new treated lumber pieces. No permitting is required. The next meeting will be on May 22nd via Zoom. The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 with a motion by J. Restaino and a second by S. Flapan. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■


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Wildlife and Forestry Committee Zoom Meeting Minutes - May 13, 2021 Present: Ryan Hill, Paul Spiese, Cathy Long, Laura Rusnak, Fred Sakacs, John Goldman

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Wood Duck Boxes: Committee discussed that wood duck breeding season is in full swing and that the 6 nesting boxes will be inspected in near future to document nesting activity. John Goldman shared a photo of a hen wood duck accessing the Hidden Lake nesting box.

Motion to Approve April 8th Minutes: Made by Laura Rusnak, seconded by Cathy Long

Committee discussed ongoing SLF educational efforts and membership awareness. The SLF signs will remain as is until around July when the winged adults begin to emerge. Education will occur on how members can create and install sticky bands around their trees OR install circle traps. Cathy will be in contact with her fellow master gardeners to see what opportunities are available. Recommendation was brought up for ECC to review contractor compliance with SLF permitting at their May 14th meeting.

End Time: 12:18PM

Geese Management:

Motion to Adjourn: Made by Fred Sakacs, seconded by Laura Rusnak

Management discussed our contracted service provider is authorized for goose egg addling efforts to occur via their USFWS permit and will occur largely around Brooks and Deerfield Lakes to help reduce nuisance conditions associated with uncontrolled geese populations. Monitoring efforts have occurred for the past several weeks, no active nest sitting observed. A few pairs have been seen out and about, just not nesting yet. Surveillance is ongoing.

Absent: N/A Excused: N/A Guests: Joe Piotrowski, Lot 1656; Larry Frotten Start Time: 11:00AM Pledge of Allegiance

Native Seed Giveaway Event: Committee highlighted the success of the two-day native seed giveaway event, and that the remaining seed packets will be distributed to the membership at Registration, Recreation, and Food/ Beverage as well as planted in common areas. Community/Feral Cats: Committee discussed that so far for 2021, 40 cats have been TNR’d. Since 2019, a total of 250 cats have been processed in the community, with many having been put up for adoption. Advertising is ongoing for C Alley Cats and the program. Deer Management: Management indicated that for the Spring 2021 deer cull, 1,644lbs of venison was donated to Wayne County Food Banks and out of the 47 deer that were removed: 70% were female and 30% were male. 34% were fawns while 15% were adult males and 51% were adult females. Large antlered deer were not targeted for removal. Management explained that the targeted removal of adult females is the main goal for deer population management. Gypsy Moths: Entomophaga maimaiga fungal release will occur May 19th or 20th at two areas in the north section of the community along Chestnut Hill and Northgate. Application will be by Biobase Pest Solutions, LLC. No spraying efforts this year. Hemlock Trees at Roamingwood Park/ Landscaping Project: Management indicated that 10 Request for Proposal’s (RFP’s) were mailed to local landscaping companies on May 1st and the sealed bid opening took place on May 11th. Only one bid was received and was over the allotted budget. Management will continue reviewing the proposed project to see if we want to re-bid or try to modify our approach. Acknowledgment was made to Cathy Long for her detailed design plans for the entire area and that the Pinelands Order has been placed for 1,463 total plants to be purchased.

Birth Control/Deer: No new updates. Committee has always kept this as a point of discussion as a potential non-lethal way of addressing deer. Fertility control tests and studies have yielded limited effectiveness. This approach has reduced applicability, especially for large populations of freerange deer. Implementation of such a program would be far more costly than that of lethal control methods, and herd reductions would still be necessary to reduce damage as fertility control does not directly reduce deer numbers. Sterilized deer would still cause damage to the forest understory and deer to vehicle collisions, significantly limiting any sort of progress within a community’s deer management plan. The PA Game Commission offers a rigorous permit process in place for fertility control of white-tailed deer. However, the PA Game Commission considers all methods of fertility control (contraception and surgical sterilization) as experimental and as a research project. Results should not be expected in the short term, and it could take up to 10 years to see any real benefit. Clear goals, objectives, measures, and anticipated outcomes would need to be outlined in the proposal for fertility control to be considered. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is unaware of any fertility control that has been shown to have acceptable results (to a community) over the long-term in an open population setting (deer move, plus the infertile deer can still cause property damage or be hit by cars, and often no population impact is observed even in closed systems for a decade). Nuisance Animals: Committee had no new updates on Nuisance wildlife situations.

Eagle Cam/Bald Eagle Management: The permitting department is cognizant of noise activities related to permitted work occurring around the eagles nesting site and will reiterate restrictions to homeowners and contractors based around the eagles breeding season. Nature Trail: Committee discussed that the new trail sign is complete but will be one of the last items to be installed. A brochure holder, boot brush, and 20 brown Carson posts have been obtained. Committee reviewed a draft of the topographical nature trail map and provided editing suggestions. Still need to install trail markers every .25 miles complete with decals and mileage; install educational features throughout trail with QR codes; install trail sign/boot brush/brochure holder near head of trail. Work order has been submitted to buildup a section of the trail where 3 culverts are located and getting washed out. Cathy indicated a tree had fallen down across the trail; work order submitted.

Committee highlighted the success of Mary Jo Gibson’s presentation via Zoom on April 22nd 6PM regarding the Brood X Cicada Hatch and that it was well attended with around 38 participants. Management discussed that the annual turkey sighting survey will commence in July and August for the community. Reporting efforts/process will be explained in the July Hideabout as well as an email blast. Committee acknowledged ongoing consideration of a Committee Member Application that had originally been reviewed at the April 8th meeting. The interested member was unable to attend this meeting, and Committee recommended management reach out to see if they could attend the next upcoming meeting. Management acknowledged the Committee Secretary position is open for the recording of meeting minutes. Next Wildlife & Forestry Committee meeting will occur on Thursday June 10th, 11AM in person at the POA. ■

Native Vegetation Meadow/Deer Exclusion Zone: Committee discussed we should mow the area down here soon to help combat invasives that have crept in. Management will oversee the mowing event, inside and outside the fenced area. New Business/Comments/Questions: Committee discussed ongoing advertising for National Wildlife Federation and that at this point, it’s up to the membership to get their gardens enrolled as Certified Wildlife Habitat so we can obtain the remaining points we need. NWF brochures have been printed off and made available at Recreation and Registration Departments and additional advertising efforts will be provided via the News Channel, Facebook Page, Instagram, and Hideabout. Management indicated that recycling bins are still for sale, reduced price to $12.00 from $15.00. Committee discussed the two new composters currently in the Hideout Harvesters area. DO NOT USE signs were temporarily placed on them until ready to use. Will work on educational efforts for composting for the membership. Discussed relocating one of the units down to the main entrance for the Garden Club to utilize and moving the other unit outside of the fenced harvester’s area so its accessible by the general membership for use. Signage on proper use will be created by Management for both units here soon.

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Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Larry Lieberher, Ronald Phelps, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tina Fairfax Excused: Mike Burns - Chairperson

further and it was explained that after the initial fix by The Hideout, the homeowner will be held responsible for the maintenance of the culverts and swales.

A meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 4/13/21 at the woodworker shop by Ken Wenz.

3. Lake Level & Condition (Dennis): Will be bring levels back up in a couple of weeks. 4. Main Gate Project (Dennis): We are working to have the move of Lake Genero’s driveway grandfathered as Lake Genero does not want to move the driveway. 5. Road Repairs (Dennis): Dennis submitted a proposal to chip & tar the roads. The Board would like to explore different options. Dennis will be meeting with another company at the end of April.

Pledge of Allegiance: The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting.

Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - April 9, 2021

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 3/26/2021, as written by: Approved as written. List of Permits issued since March 26, 2021 was given out. PROJECTS (Dennis) Lot/Street Type Owner Status Contractor 2267 Dock Grahn Still awaiting additional paperwork Taylor Docks LLC 592 Dock Nazarov ON HOLD – Need Additional information on property lines Blue Jay Construction Lot 2267 – Still awaiting additional paperwork. This property is close to the Eagles Nest. Property Owner got permission from the Conservation District to go ahead with work. Lot 592 – There has been an approved dock there for many years although the tax map shows its Hideout property. Wavier/Release will be done. Lot 1128 – This is a new home that was approved in 2018 or 2019 but was delayed due to COVID-19. The Township permit is still good. Dennis reviewed all documents and everything is still good. Permit 21-160 was issued. Review/Discussion 1. Lot Violations/Citations (Dennis): A few citations have been issued. 2. Stormwater Update (Dennis): Some work has been done on Glenwood and Lakewood. Westwood will be next. We have sent out waivers for the work we want to do on Grandview. This is being looked at for after the Memorial Day Weekend. -Dennis informed that a mini excavator will be in the budget for next year. This should make stormwater work easier to accomplish. -There is concern over lots that currently have no culverts and whether these would be eligible for the $600.00 Hideout Program. This program was discussed

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General Discussion: Staffing: Dennis informed the committee that Mike Clark has transferred back to the Maintenance Department. He will be looking to hire another Permitting Officer. There was a discussion of department staffing, and whether the current level of staffing was sufficient to get the work done, or if a second Permitting Officer was needed. -Air B & B: There was a short discussion that many homes are being turned into Air B & B’s. There is concern of overtaxing of amenities as well as whether they are properly registering with the community and Public Safety issues. -Tiki Bar Expansion: Dennis informed the committee that he has been working with Ken Ruby on plans for expanding the Tiki Bar. We are moving forward with plans and working on liquor license changes. This will be done in Phases. • Phase I – New, expanded deck. This is being scheduled for the Fall • Phase II – New, expanded Tiki Bar. This is being looked at for 2022 -Kiddie Pool: This project has been moved to 2022 as it is felt the Kiddie Pool will last one more year. -Lot 3804 Painting: The painting will be completed by The Hideout because an adequate color sample was not procured prior to painting. The work will be completed by AFT Painting. The committee complimented Dennis and his staff for the work that is being done in the community. The community is happy with what they are seeing being accomplished. Meeting ended at: 9:45 am Next Meeting: Friday, 5/14/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Minutes - April 13, 2021

Sickness and Distress. Jim Fleming had a stroke while in Florida. He is recovering. He will be in rehab for another 2-3 weeks. Correspondence Nothing new at this time. Prior Meeting Minutes. Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 3/9/21. The meeting minutes were accepted and seconded for the report as read. Treasurer’s report. Dave Dimmick read the Treasurer’s Report. The report was accepted and seconded as read. Shop Needs / Old Business: There is no change at this time to any of the events on the Woodworker social calendar. Everything is still on hold. There is still an open issue as to whether the Hideout’s 50th anniversary will take place. Everything is still up in the air. The Woodworker’s participation in this event is unknown at this time. Bob Fezza is waiting for another part for the planer. Bob Fezza looked at the compressor. He said there is an “O” ring that needs to be replaced. The part can be gotten at Home Depot. The table saw motor is still an issue. The motor craps out after it is left running for about 4-5 minutes. Motor appears to overheat. Ken Wenz thanked all of the members who participated in the March clean up. We had a good turnout this time. Ken had 3 people attend the latest training session.

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We are very concerned about the misuse of the equipment in the shop. Some shop users are completely ignoring the notice about cleaning up after themselves. If this issue continues then the use of the shop may have to be limited to supervised hours of operation. An idea was raised to run this suggestion up to Hideout management for some feedback. This is a major issue. Ken Wenz will request a meeting with Hideout management to discuss the shop equipment issues. Ken Wenz will follow up with Larry Frotten to schedule this meeting. A few members will attend to insure that all of our concerns about the shop are covered. John Gaspari will follow up with Rec regarding the list of paid Woodworker members. There may be people using the shop that have not paid their dues and are still using last year’s codes to enter the shop. Bob Addieg will bring up the issue of POA maintenance for the shop such as the entrance doors, awning, etc. at the next Public Works meeting. Charles David brought up the possibility of a “Tool Committee”. This committee would be responsible for checking into machine usage, problems, etc. Very similar to the members adopting a machine. Needs further discussion. There is a problem with the Helix head on the Jointer. It’s possible that the heads may be able to be turned. New Business. Nothing new at this time for social activities. Use of the golf simulator will continue through the end of April. Wednesday golf will start up again on 5/5/21. Ken will post a signup sheet on the bulletin board. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:42 pm. Next meeting is scheduled for 5/11/21. ■


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of April 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)

447,584 (14,688) (22) -

440,625 (14,687) 875 875

6,959 (1) (897) (875)

432,874

427,688

5,186

14 25

1,000 166

432,913

428,854

4,059

9,311 2,165 18,155 9,554 7,022 25,427 1,559 975 120 5,525 40,724 25,090 55,821 357 3,850 -

7,200 11,530 28,000 9,000 14,233 17,800 810 540 360 3,773 19,746 14,985 39,925 4,230 3,808

2,111 (9,365) (9,845) 554 (7,211) 7,627 749 435 (240) 1,752 20,978 10,105 15,896 (3,873) 3,850 (3,808)

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

205,655

175,940

TOTAL INCOME

638,568

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 SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

NET DUES RELATED INCOME

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

1.6% 0.0% 0.0%

440,827 (27,708) (50)

1,768,049 (58,750) (22) -

1,762,500 (58,748) 1,750 1,750

5,549 (2) (1,772) (1,750)

0.3% 0.0% 0.0%

1,763,307 (110,832) (438) (50)

1.2%

413,069

1,709,277

1,707,252

0.1%

1,651,987

-98.6% -84.9%

364 8,233

80 98

4,000 664

(3,920) (566)

-98.0% -85.2%

3,064 8,670

0.9%

421,666

1,709,455

1,711,916

(2,461)

-0.1%

1,663,721

29.3% -81.2%

-100.0%

2,173 3,625 20,870 6,192 175 300 9,004 10,956 12,284 -

55,967 3,922 69,240 56,000 44,023 37,926 29,387 6,724 5,755 1,795 14,675 195,614 67,794 181,881 1,222 28,416 -

27,450 15,280 93,300 76,475 47,000 56,939 21,300 5,292 2,160 1,800 15,092 88,139 53,540 141,763 10,994 11,700 13,369

28,517 (11,358) (24,060) (20,475) (2,977) (19,013) 8,087 1,432 3,595 (5) (417) 107,475 14,254 40,118 (9,772) 16,716 (13,369)

103.9% -74.3% -25.8% -26.8% -6.3% -33.4% 38.0% 27.1% 166.4% -0.3% -2.8% 121.9% 26.6% 28.3% -88.9% 142.9% -100.0%

22,711 4,418 64,677 40,585 36,799 22,706 300 4,349 980 1,760 5,465 83,497 48,124 133,363 2,073 11,973 1,857

29,715

16.9%

65,579

800,341

681,593

118,748

17.4%

485,637

604,794

33,774

5.6%

487,245

2,509,796

2,393,509

116,287

4.9%

2,149,358

110,677 904 18,854 1,743 2,645 32,009 9,756 25,852 6,009 128,100 875 20,892 120,998 12,799 71,913 467 6,243 13,947

112,922 1,320 13,418 2,307 3,218 36,009 5,282 25,815 5,232 127,963 922 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 3,502 23,931

2,245 416 (5,436) 564 573 4,000 (4,474) (37) (777) (137) 47 13,232 (1,987) 2,518 (6,474) 1,200 (2,741) 9,984

2.0% 31.5% -40.5% 24.4% 17.8% 11.1% -84.7% -0.1% -14.9% -0.1% 5.1% 38.8% -1.7% 16.4% -9.9% 72.0% -78.3% 41.7%

98,976 1,495 10,184 1,657 2,203 25,420 5,314 21,391 5,054 102,450 714 37,780 104,518 12,509 56,828 4 16,831

422,596 3,609 144,875 10,178 15,798 132,183 13,331 79,201 23,689 594,467 3,568 79,575 508,777 46,797 263,837 879 46,501 58,640

451,688 4,893 104,136 9,228 5,595 139,536 9,397 96,462 22,853 511,851 4,158 136,498 476,042 61,268 261,756 6,667 19,558 92,102

29,092 1,284 (40,739) (950) (10,203) 7,353 (3,934) 17,261 (836) (82,616) 590 56,923 (32,735) 14,471 (2,081) 5,788 (26,943) 33,462

6.4% 26.2% -39.1% -10.3% -182.4% 5.3% -41.9% 17.9% -3.7% -16.1% 14.2% 41.7% -6.9% 23.6% -0.8% 86.8% -137.8% 36.3%

407,766 5,001 119,897 6,594 5,784 116,538 6,078 71,102 23,509 534,502 3,909 107,852 448,403 52,964 264,654 2,705 3,223 68,440

584,683

597,399

12,716

2.1%

503,328

2,448,501

2,413,688

(34,813)

-1.4%

2,248,921

208

6,379

6,171

96.7%

472

833

25,517

24,684

96.7%

1,935

584,891

603,778

18,887

3.1%

503,800

2,449,334

2,439,205

(10,129)

-0.4%

2,250,856

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

53,677

1,016

52,661

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 90,000

129 90,000

-

0.0% 0.0%

129 81,250

517 360,000

517 360,000

(36,452)

(89,113)

52,661

59.1%

(97,934)

(300,055)

(406,213)

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

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(986) (141)

-35.2% 6.2% -50.7% 42.8% 92.5% 80.6% -66.7% 46.4% 106.2% 67.4% 39.8% -91.6%

(16,555)

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

60,462

(45,696)

2,025

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

106,158 0.0% 0.0%

517 325,000

106,158

26.1%

(427,015)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFICIT

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

(101,366) 1,261 (18,854) 16,412 6,909 (24,987) 15,671 (25,852) (4,450) (127,125) (755) (15,367) (80,274) 12,291 (16,092) (110) (2,393) (13,947)

(105,722) 10,210 (13,418) 25,693 5,782 (21,776) 12,518 (25,815) (4,422) (127,423) (562) (30,351) (99,265) (332) (25,514) 2,563 (3,502) (20,123)

4,356 (8,949) (5,436) (9,281) 1,127 (3,211) 3,153 (37) (28) 298 (193) 14,984 18,991 12,623 9,422 (2,673) 1,109 6,176

55,967 3,922 69,240 56,000 44,023 37,926 29,387 6,724 5,755 1,795 14,675 195,614 67,794 181,881 1,222 28,416 -

422,596 3,609 144,875 10,178 15,798 132,183 13,331 79,201 23,689 594,467 3,568 79,575 508,777 46,797 263,837 879 46,501 58,640

(366,629) 313 (75,635) 45,822 28,225 (94,257) 16,056 (79,201) (16,965) (588,712) (1,773) (64,900) (313,163) 20,997 (81,956) 343 (18,085) (58,640)

(424,238) 10,387 (10,836) 67,247 41,405 (82,597) 11,903 (96,462) (17,561) (509,691) (2,358) (121,406) (387,903) (7,728) (119,993) 4,327 (7,858) (78,733)

(379,028)

(421,459)

42,431

800,341

2,448,501

(1,648,160)

(1,732,095)

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

(101,498)

-

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 57,609 (10,074) (64,799) (21,425) (13,180) (11,660) 4,153 17,261 596 (79,021) 585 56,506 74,740 28,725 38,037 (3,984) (10,227) 20,093 83,935

ACTUAL (385,055) (583) (55,220) 33,991 31,015 (93,832) (5,778) (71,102) (19,160) (533,522) (2,149) (102,387) (364,906) (4,840) (131,291) (632) 8,750 (66,583) (1,763,284)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 18,426 896 (20,415) 11,831 (2,790) (425) 21,834 (8,099) 2,195 (55,190) 376 37,487 51,743 25,837 49,335 975 (26,835) 7,943 115,124


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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

432,913

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

205,655

4,059

0.9%

421,666

175,940

29,715

16.9%

65,579

638,568

604,794

33,774

5.6%

487,245

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

584,891

603,778

18,887

3.1%

503,800

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

53,677

1,016

52,661

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS)

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

A

(16,555)

90,129

90,129

-

0.0%

81,379

(89,113)

52,661

59.1%

(97,934)

1,709,455

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

B

(36,452)

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

YTD ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

428,854

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

A

1,711,916

B

(2,461)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

-0.1%

1,663,721

800,341

681,593

118,748

17.4%

485,637

2,509,796

2,393,509

116,287

4.9%

2,149,358

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

2,449,334

2,439,205

(10,129)

-0.4%

2,250,856

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

60,462

(45,696)

106,158

360,517

360,517

-

(300,055)

(406,213)

106,158

TOTAL INCOME

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF April 30, 2021

ADJUSTED FORECAST

(101,498)

C

0.0%

325,517

26.1%

(427,015)

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

5,134,750

5,142,750

(8,000)

-0.16%

4,963,120

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,366,087

2,340,739

25,348

1.08%

2,028,588

7,500,837

7,483,489

17,348

0.23%

6,991,708

7,682,537

7,616,330

(66,207)

-0.87%

7,293,530

(48,859)

-37%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

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

(181,700)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,263,251)

(1,214,392)

(48,859)

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 keep amenities in line with budget Budget Variances 1 Operational dues and delinquent dues collections are on track with budget 2 Investment income: $12,000 budgeted, $0 earned YTD 3 Ski Hill: Revenue unfav $24K; expenses unfav $40.7k 4 Maintenance: Revenue fav $3.6; expenses unfav $82.6k 5 Administration: Revenue fav $107.5; expenses unfav $32.7 6 All other amenities on track with budget

(1,278,373)


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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2021 Capital Expenditures - As of April 30, 2020 New Capital Projects Backup generator for Public Safety Four new two-way radios Radar Display Units (4)

Department Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety

Project # 10-45 10-46 10-47

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

ABDI Proprietary Scanfast - license scanner

Public Safety

10-48

6,000

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

15,000

Under (Over)

10,499

3,500 1 17,000

6,003

8,997

6,000

Commercial swing set for playground Laurel Pk

Laurel Park

11-40

2,500

2,500

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-41

10,367

10,367

100 New Kayak rack storage spots (Marina)

Marina

13-41

6,000

Bocce Ball court pavilion/roof

Recreation

16-42

45,000

5,535

465 45,000

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

Recreation

16-43

1,600

1,600

Batting cage

Recreation

16-44

3,500

3,500

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-42

41,500

41,500

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-43

8,000

8,000

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus (mower)

Golf Maintenance

19-44

30,000

30,000 7,400

Install air conditioning in Maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

7,400

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-48

30,000

56,378 9,342

(26,378) 1,158

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

30-49

10,500

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

150,000

150,000

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

48,375

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-44

9,625

Meat slicer

Clubhouse

60-45

2,500

Beer cooler (bar pub)

Clubhouse

60-46

4,000

9,625 2,210

290 4,000

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

17,158

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

429

4,000

(674) 3,986 4,000

Double door freezer

Snackbar

70-41

***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

4,045

4,045

-

71,180

178,734

380,212

487,766 Adjusted Budget

558,946

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

-

7,508 45,697

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

10-42

26,000

-

12,500

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

Public Safety

10-44

6,000

-

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

5,989

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

11,786 2,437

Pools & Beaches

15-41

3,000

-

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

11 45,000

Buoys for lakes New heater for North pool

13,500 15,000

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

47,492 (197)

1,800 2,314 563 55,000

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

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

-

2 NordicTrack commercial treadmills (replacements)

Recreation

16-41

6,000

-

6,356

18,000

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

3,392

608

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-41

40,000

-

-

40,000

(356)

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

Road Paving - large Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

100,000

-

-

100,000

Stormwater maintenance allocation

Facilities Maintenance

30-40

200,000

-

25,565

174,435

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

6,500

16,500 10,000

25,000

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

13,674

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

Replace Salt Shed

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

90,000

-

26,576

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

38,106

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

100,000

-

81,300

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

10,000

17,900

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

-

22,000

36,326 12,000 63,424 15,894 12,000 18,700

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

21,244

293,756

-

(15,499)

(308,411)

13,201

136,799

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

150,000

Docstar Softcare - I Year

Administration-IT

40-40

4,700

-

-

4,700

Anti-virus for workstations and servers

Administration-IT

40-41

8,000

-

-

8,000

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-42

8,535

-

1,643

6,892

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-43

8,000

-

-

8,000

Microsoft Office licenses/Windows 10 licenses

Administration-IT

40-44

6,200

-

982

5,218

APC Netshelter rack for server room

Administration-IT

40-45

2,100

-

-

2,100

APC Smart-UPS for server room & workstations

Administration-IT

40-46

8,500

-

-

8,500

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

-

2,733 -

1,300 17 30,000

Two-door reach in Freezer for snack shop

Snackbar

70-40

2,700

-

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-40

12,000

-

-

12,000

2,700 -

50,000

Tiki Bar Renovation (compliance)

Lodge/Tiki

80-41

50,000

-

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge/Tiki

80-42

3,000

-

3,000

Replace exterior doors at Lodge and POA downstairs

Lodge

80-43

44,000

-

44,000

Ski Hill

90-36

2,827

2,827

-

***Bouys

Lakes & Marina

90-41

3,860

3,860

-

***Tube Run Shed

Ski Hill

90-42

-

1,545

1,545

12-30

-

-

7,500

-

-

-

1,875,175

8,232

322,420

1,560,987

501,154

1,941,199

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol

Reimbursement for magic carpet lift tow

* Prior Carry Over

Ski Hill

(7,500)

1,883,407

Adjusted Budget

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

79,412 2,442,353

+ Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

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


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

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL TOTAL DUES BILLED

76.216% 18.378% 5.405%

Billed 3750 1,410 340 100

6,937,500

100.00%

1,850

AMOUNT COLLECTED JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH 1st Quarter 2021 APRIL MAY JUNE

2nd Quarter 2020 YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

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

%

2021 # LOTS PAID IN FULL

Budget 3625

% OF $ PAID

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

185 * 783 1,736

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

809,213 809,213 5,910,121

448 448 3,152

11.7% 0.0% 0.0% 11.66% 85.19%

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

6.6% 21.0% 45.9%

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YTD Dues Analysis: $5,910,121 collected through April 30, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $90.606

Current Projection

2021 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3625 3625 PROJECTION

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,706,250

6,706,250

2021 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

68,365

62,000

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VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

6,365

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

% of $ Budgeted 110%

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

Hideout Adult Bowling League NOW Being Formed – FALL/WINTER SEASON

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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A Message from the Communication Committee to Members of The Hideout

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he Communication Committee of The Hideout has a mission to enhance dialog between POA members and various departments within The Hideout.

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

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

Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - April 6, 2021

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he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on April 6th, 2021. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars were present and Fred Birmelin excused. S. Swingle moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on March 2nd, 2021, carried 2-0-1 F. Birmelin abstaining. S. Swingle moved to approve the treasury report for March 2021, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: None Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its March Activity Report. They responded to 46 incidents, held 3 trainings, 6 meetings and 1 work detail. They received 2 new members and held a pancake breakfast fundraiser. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided its March 2021 Activity report showing 30 alarmed responses 21 of them medical calls, they held 5 trainings. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of March they handled storms and did some brush and tree clean ups due top wind. The trucks were cleaned and maintenance work done. Some of the workers were laid off but will be back in a few weeks. The Lake School logging project in underway. S. Swingle moved to rent an excavator for work on the Wallace road this summer, carried 3-0. Old Business: 1) Bid Opening for the Utility Building additions: Dutchman Contracting $ 75425.00 Knecht’s Construction $ 70017.00 T. Jaggars moved to approve low bidder Knecht’s Contracting, carried 3-0. 2) Spring White Goods collection days will be held April 17th, 2021 from 9am until 1PM. Noted YMCA in Honesdale is holding an electronics collection. 3) Playground site work to go out for bid. T. Jaggars moved to advertise and open at the May 4th, 2021 meeting carried

3-0. 4) May 18th, 2021 Primary Election reminder. New Business: 1) 2021 Road Projects discussion, Wallace road needs tree and ditch work first. Will look at Roads for Seal Coat. 2) T. Jaggars noted that the Lake Fire Station entrance is in need of repaving. Will need cut out and patching and to add to projects for this year in house work T. Jaggars moved to approve and do the work carried 3-0. 3) Wayne County 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan Resolution was reviewed. F. Birmelin moved by Resolution 21-4-1 to Adopt the Wayne County 2021 Hazard Mitigation Plan, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Rich Gaylord asked about the logging at the Lake School. Chris Rosler acting Wayne County Sheriff introduced himself as a Candidate for Election to the office of Wayne County Sheriff. Lindsey Swingle introduced herself as a candidate for Lake Township Tax Collector. Robert Batzel introduced himself as candidate for Lake Township Supervisor. Timothy Rivezzi introduced himself as candidate for Lake Township Supervisor. Fred Birmelin at this time wanted to note he was not running and enjoyed his years as Supervisor and Township employee in Lake Township. Boy Scout Troop 102 members were present on behalf of Hunter Schmidt. Tony Schmidt provided the Township at the meeting one of the benches that Hunter Schmidt was able to build and donate to Lake Township for use in the Lake School Park area and also the Township Building Playground area. A total of 6 benches were built with donated funds received by Hunter Schmidt so as to complete his project for Eagle Scout. The Supervisors thanked them and noted their beauty, and commented on the Benefit to the Lake Township Community areas they will become. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary ■


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Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - April 13, 2021 James Thomas Fleming James Thomas Fleming, 76, passed away at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, FL. On April 16, 2021. He was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Patricia Ruth Fleming, in March of 2013. He leaves behind his 2nd wife, Linda MarleneFleming, in Parrish, FL. His sister, Nor Palazzolo, brother in-law, Sam Palazzolo, of Staten Island NY. His daughter, Erin Israel, her husband, David, 2 grandsons, Sean & Thomas Israel. His son, James D. Fleming, his wife, Danielle, 2 grandsons, James Thomas & Grant Fleming. Ssg. James T. Fleming served his Country in The Army, 1st Infantry Division , during the Vietnam War. He was a property owner, in The Hideout, for 46 years. He gave his property on North Fairway Drive to his children & grandchildren for them to enjoy. He really enjoyed his golf game. He played in the Tuesday Morning Men’s League for years. He won the Green Jacket in the annual memorial Woodworkers tournament held yearly in September. He was a past President of the Hideout Board of Directors of The Hideout Association. He was also past President, Chairman, & Treasurer, on The Board of Directors of The Roamingwood, Sewer & Water Association, from 2014 2020. He loved The Hideout, and he will be missed.

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he regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on April 13th, 2021 with all members present. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the March 9th, 2021 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Planning Commission minutes read. Sub-divisions: The Six G’s subdivision that was tabled until this meeting was reviewed. It was noted that no Highway Occupancy Permit has been obtained but map notation states one will be required. Motion to approve made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Comments were noted that the Township may need to update or amend the Township Sub-division, Land Development Ordinance to spell out the requirement for Highway Occupancy permits. Shaffer – sub-division lot line change reviewed with surveyor Justin Hennings. Motion to approve the line change made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Stohner lot consolidation reviewed and comments reviewed motion to approve lot consolidation made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The Straugakis lot consolidation was reviewed and with no comments or corrections a motion to approve was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The Pane lot consolidations were reviewed comments were reviewed and corrections made a motion to approve was made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The Solieri sub-division was reviewed. Walter of Proline Assocs. Reviewed comments and shared driveway recommendation to include Lane for addressing. Motion to approve with recommendation made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. New Business: Wayne County Emergency Management wrote the Township with it Hazard Mitigation plan update. The plan has been submitted to PEMA and FEMA and approved. To include the Municipalities the County provided a Resolution for adoption so as to be included in the Plan Update and in compliance with the State and Federal government so as to obtain PEMA and FEMA funding in the future if necessary. The Supervisors noted approval and moved to adopt Resolution 21-04 Wayne County Hazard Mitigation Plan as Salem Township’s, made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor.

Old Business: Road Project Bid Opening. The following were bids received for the advertised Road Project: Wayco Inc $ 178,989.39 Hanson Aggregates $ 166,753.25 Pioneer Construction $ 244,701.65 H&K $ 246,472.72 Motion to approve awarding to Hanson Aggregates made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Spring Cleanup is scheduled for May 1st from 8am until noon. Doug DiPalma junk cleanup was discussed. Merel Swingle noted that he met with Doug and he had cleaned up some since last meeting. Mr. DiPalma noted he provided a letter to Gary Enslin the Ordinance Enforcement Officer with his intentions. Noted he will need to meet with him and review and update. Attorney Updates: None Correspondence: Damascus Township wrote requesting Wayne County Townships support them in their decision to pursue damages from the DRBC for regulations that they have enacted on Wayne County property owners. Attorney Treat reviewed. Noting the regulations prevent and regulate land use. Motion to provide support letter with no financial backing included made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Received Correspondence from PennDot in regard to the Bridge replacement on SR590 by the Dollar General East of Hamlin. DMS Engineering provided the Township with its monthly report for March. Real Estate Transfer tax for the month of March received in the amount of $31,773.66. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented with no comments or corrections was made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd By Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Park Updates: None Public Time: A few candidates running in the upcoming Election were present and introduced themselves. Bonnie Carney running for District Justice. Laura Wasylyk running for Tax Collector, Regina Gillow running for Tax Collector, and Chris Rosler running for Wayne County Sheriff. Steve Price Hamlin Fire Chief spoke noting winter issues at the Plaza and new contacts he has with the Weis Management Co. He also noted the New Fire House is coming along and now in the Sheetrock faze. With no other business a motion to adjourn was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vince Rivezzi with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:25PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■


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WILDCAT SOCCER CLUB Fall 2021 Register online at wildcatsoccerclub.com Registration is open from May 1,2021-June 20,2021 Registration is $45.00 per child and $20.00 per additional child A BUYOUT of $25.00 will go to the club, if you wish NOT to donate your time in the concession stand Camp will be July 26-30,2021, cost is $45.00 per child TWO GAME FIELDS LOCATIONS- HAMLIN AND WAYMART!!!!!! Wildcat Soccer Club WILL be following ALL CDC Guidelines Mask must be worn while playing IN-PERSON Registration will take place: June 5, 10am-12am at Hamlin Fields Salem Township Recreation Complex

Any child who will be entering pre-k in the fall or turning 4 years old will be able to play!!! Age Brackets-Birth Year 6u-2015-2017 8u-2013-2014 10u-2012-2011 12u-2009-2010

Any questions, comments or concerns please email Misty Tuite-President at wildcatsoccervp@gmail.com Thank you, Wildcat Soccer Board

2021 BULK PRICING

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 click on Gate Access. 3. You will receive a confirmation from The Hideout once you register.

Minimum Washer/Dryer Mattress/Box spring Twin/Full Queen/King Carpet 8x10/10x12 Hot Water Heaters Dresser/ Table Couch/Sofa Gas Grill Toilet/ Sink Outside Furniture Tires

$20 $50 $20 $30 $25 $30 $25 $40 $20 $20 $30 $10

Members Construction Debris SUV $50 Pickup Truck $125

Dump Truck $200

Contractors Construction Debris Pickup Truck $150 Dump Truck $225 Items that are not permitted-Electronics, Light bulbs, Refrigerants, Hazardous Waste and Materials, Oil, Fuel, Car batteries, and Chemicals. The Fees listed above are based on per drop off.


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Keep Recycling Successful - Single Stream Recycling

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

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

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

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

NEW Trash & Recycling Area Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

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

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

to to to to to to to

8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00 8:00

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

Trash & Recycling Center (570) 698-4100, ext. 133


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THERE’S NOT A MOMENT TO SPARE!!!

Hideout Adult Bowling League Wednesdays - 12:30 P.M. Valley Bowling Lanes Meredith Street, Carbondale, PA September 8, 2021 - April 20, 2022

General Meeting Wed., June 16, 2021 2:00 P.M. – The Main Lodge For More Info Please Contact: Reggie Hadley Secretary (570) 698-7429 Have a birthday announcement that you would like to run in The Hideabout Newspaper? Child or grandchild to show off? Catch a big fish? Send your picture to lgreen@thehideout.us or mail to Lisa Green, Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.

The Lake Ariel Fire Company is located in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania and is a volunteer organization running mostly on donations from local residents. During this trying time, please remember that any and all donations are appriciated. Thank you!

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My Fathers Routine

Bless Our Home, Lord

I have picked up a habit my daddy lived by Just one little drink of his favorite Redeye He would pour it into his favorite glass The one with the logo from his old college class He sipped it down slowly no reason to rush It made his cheeks pink with the slightest blush A sigh said it all as he finished his drink Repeating the same words without having to think “What ends the workday better than this, the kiss of a whisky on my dry old lips!” How can I forget what he left behind Those moments of joy that fondly remind What fathers are made of and what they believed No matter the task he would roll up his sleeves Never a moment I can ever recall My dad did not do the right thing for us all So when I get home from my day full of tasks I reach for the Redeye and that old college glass I think of those words my father would say And know he is sharing the end of my day.

Bless our home, Lord, And all who enter in. May they feel heartfelt love Reaching out to them; May they find peace and comfort As they visit here awhile, And when it’s time for them to go May they leave here with a smileMay they take the blessings they’ve received Back to their own home And pass on to others What they themselves were shownWarmth and hospitality, Grace, peace and love; That they too may receive More blessings from above.

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.

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION

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

by Millie Torzilli HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

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


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Megan McDermott

Alexandra Rowe

Kimberly Capuder

Jeremy Capuder

Rebecca Goldberg

Rachel Goldberg

Hunter Femmer

Ian Zwall

BRYCE KURTZ

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Kyle Schmid

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Lucas Green

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Brian and his 3 Princesses

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Rex, Al, & Alyssa Aguirre & Al Brookmeyer

David Fiol

DANIEL

Daryl Patterson & Nyla

Joe, Aiden & Jax Pace

MICHAEL DEKENIPP

Louis Chimento

Kevin Crummy

George and Raymond Lambdin

Brekke Green


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Leandro Cruz, Jr.

Chris Sandiford

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

Lee Cruz

Teddy Daniels

Iggy Scaduto

Ken Schmid

Dennis “Papa” Polhamus

Julio Gonzalez

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Michael Goldstock with Baby Lilah Goldstock

Michael Goldberg

Richard Kane


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

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT

Please watch for our pedestrians.

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

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

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

25 MPH

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

ATTENTION MEMBERS

AMENITY BADGES

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

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

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

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

BUCKLE UP It’s the law! 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

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

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

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 (570-630-3733), 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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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

ATTORNEY

2022 RENTAL

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

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

• Spring Break Rental March 11-March 18, 2022. Orange Lake Resorts, Orlando 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 6, 2 Baths, Washer, Dryer, 5 minutes from Disney. Call 698-1282 for details.

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

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

Want your commitee event listed in The Hideabout Newspaper & Hideabout Extra? Call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 MEET or e-mail PEOPLE lgreen@thehideout.us

DON’T FORGET YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

-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.

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

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

A character is every space that you use whether it is a letter, number, punctuation mark, or blank space. Please call for Classified and Business Classified Rates at (570) 630-3707

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends.

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION

25 MPH

unless otherwise posted

25

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

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

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

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


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

PROPERTY LINE INFORMATION

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

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

JUNE 2021 • 61 of reasons. A classic example of a utility easement is an easement which allows the power company to run electrical lines along a property, and to install utility poles if the property is long enough that the lines cannot pass over the property without support. The utility has the right to utilize a strip of land for the lines, and to enter the land to access the lines for maintenance and repair, which can include tree trimming, replacing rotted utility poles, and relocation of any conduits, cables, wires, towers, and poles. What about these Property Easements? Every Hideout property has “easements” – legal rights that others have to use parts of a land owner’s property. Despite their prevalence, easements are often misunderstood and in some instances, people are not even aware that easements exist. As a property owner you can benefit from a basic understanding of easements. That understanding helps you avoid problems (permanent placement of landscaping, trees & shrubs, rock gardens, landscape lighting, fences, etc.) that can arise within the easement area. By keeping these areas free of plantings or other obstructions, you can enjoy what you have planted without worrying that it may be in jeopardy in the future. ■

Close before you dose

Close the door before you go to bed, is a simple idea that can save your life. It already saved lives in a recent Hideout Residential House fire.

Pictures show the life and death difference closing the door before going to bed can make.

The UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute’s (FSRI) “Close Before You Doze” campaign teaches that closing your bedroom door at bedtime helps prevent a fire from spreading, reduces toxic smoke damage and could even save lives. This small change can provide a critical delay in the spread of a fire allowing extra time to escape. To see the full video from the UL laboratories, go to: https://ulfirefightersafety.org/researchprojects/close-your-door.html

Be Someone’s Hero

Training is every Wednesday night 7pm at the Lake Station! Training is Provided. Come down and join our team! There’s a job for everyone

Thank you to Heidi Clauss from the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company for sending this in.

The Hideout FIREWORKS are scheduled for Saturday, July 3, 2021, with a rain date of Sunday, July 4, 2021.


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Fair Weather Cleaning Projects By: Terri Ditty, Associate Broker

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ummertime and the living is easy. Don’t get too comfortable! There are some crucial home cleaning projects you should tackle in the good weather to help your home hold value for the long haul. And…people like to buy clean homes! Whether your home is two years old or a classic chalet from the 70’s, you can help your house hold its value and curb appeal with a few simple cleaning projects. Keeping a home in shape is a little like good dental hygiene…routine attention prevents major renovation! Stay on top of these at least once a year and you’ll help your home shine, and you’ll fend off the threat of more costly repairs and replacements later. 1. Power wash. Blast off mold, stains, kicked up mud, and the grim insect life which can build up. This is good for your exterior walls, and also driveways and patios. If you don’t own a power washer, you can usually rent one affordably. Be careful with power washers, though, as they can also strip paint when used improperly. If power washing isn’t your bag personally, hire someone to handle this

wet-and-wild job. 2. Gut the gutters. Freely flowing gutters prevent a host of problems. Dig out the muck to be certain that water isn’t backing up under your roof or running down to the foundation. Check the downspouts for cracks and corrosion. Be sure to run water through the clean gutters to see if there are any holes you may have missed while inspecting the clean gutters. 3. Wash the windows. This is an inside and outside approach. Start with the outside. While power washing can sometimes be harsh on window seals, using a hose with a green/garden safe cleaning fluid is a good way to start. Once you’ve taken care of the outside, remove and wash any indoor window treatments (blinds, drapes) and do a thorough job with the glass 4. Sheds and garages. Start by discarding. A year can result in unwanted objects or half-used containers. Be ruthless in what you keep. Once you’ve identified the must-keep items, then it’s time to clean the interior of the shed or garage. ■

ROBERT

TREES HAVING FEELINGS TOO By: Mark Darlow

I

wonder what it’s like to be a tree? How do trees feel when their branches, their trunks are cut from their roots? Does the tree die or is it freed to find a new purpose? The wood from trees is like animals, they have a time when it will start to decay and die. So, should trees not want to be transported into useable products before they cease to exist. Wood can be used to build homes, it can be burnt to warm that home, heat food for a family, or make a campfire for all to enjoy. The various kinds of wood, some hard, some soft, can be used for endless products. Trees bear fruit and berries to feed birds and animals. In winter, many small critters will find refuge in the trunk of trees to hibernate or to find shelter from the cold. Where would they be without trees? We call the mapped history of our family dating back as far as we can find our Family Tree. We tag a name on a branch as if a new leaf has sprouted. We wonder at how they lived, how they existed in times when things were so much harder. When wars dislodged them

from their homeland, and they were forced to relocate. As trees are cut down from their forests and moved to places far away to be part of a new home, they could never have conceived what their destiny would be. Life in any form, though innate or even a tiny creature, or animals like dogs or cats, must feel somewhat unnerved when forced to resettle from its place of origin. The earth always seems to know what its inhabitants need. We all should appreciate where we come from and respect where other living things originate from as well. All animals, four-legged and human have instincts and traditions they are born with. Their desire to bond together should never be broken or taken away. Your home is where you plant your seed. If you must be moved whether you are a tree or a dog or a little girl or boy, it is difficult, even when the situation seems better for your future existence. It is never easy to change and plant your seed in a new place. I wonder what it’s like to be a tree? ■


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Have a concern? Here’s who to call

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

POA Phone Extensions (570) 698-4100

Amenities

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

Departments

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

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RAY’S TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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

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CBS Construction, LLC 570-352-5351

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

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

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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 16 Agway - Lake Ariel Page 58 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 19 All American Computer Repair Page 58 All-Out Logging & Landscaping Page 14 Allen’s Amish Shoppe Page 58 Allen Builder’s and Landscape LLC Page 58 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 34 Aristrocraft Construction Co. Page 15 Attis Constructions Page 35 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 23 Beach Lake Estate Clean Out Page 63 Beth’s Heavenly Scent Page 62 Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel, Inc. Page 62 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 13 BTM Flooring Page 35 Bug E. Bug Pest Control Page 58 Camp Umpy’s Page 12 Canine Connection Page 62 Carey Construction Page 22 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 19 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 63 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 Chapman Family Enterprises, LLC Page 37 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 19 Colors Unite Painting Page 63 Countryman Home Improvements Page 58 Cover All Painting Co. Page 46 Crum Tree Service Page 58 Dale Orlando Page 58 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 48 DeSiato Electric Page 58 DESTINY CONTRACTING Page 63 DIRLAM BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc. Page 62 Disaster Blaster Page 34 Driftwood Cove Marina Page 58 Duffy Plumbing Page 20 Eastern Residential Solutions Page 49 Family First Vision Center Page 35 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 12 Forbes Pest Control Page 63 Freedom Boat Club Page 13 Furry Friends Page 58 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 62 Greentown Grill Page 11

Hamlin Family Health Center Page 14 IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 15 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 26 J. Moody & Co. Jewelers Page 23 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 45 Jake’s Carpet Page 14 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 63 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 48 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 34 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 22 Kanga Roof Page 14 KBS Enterprises Page 22 KidsPeace Page 37 Koberlein Septic Page 34 Lighthouse Harbor Marina Page 13 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 63 M and D Plumbing Page 63 Maiocco Excavating Inc. Page 18 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 27 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 15 New Wave in Recreation Page 58 Origin Photo by Regina Miller Page 36 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 26 Pirate’s Cove Marina Page 36 Precision Tree Co. Page 63 ProJan Cleaning and Restoration Page 35 Putman’s Tree Service Page 37 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 63 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Rif’s Place Page 37 Rinker Inc. Page 24 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 23 ShingleMe Roofing Page 35 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 18 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 49 State Farm Page 36 Superior Plus Propane Page 19 Teal Feather Shoppe Page 58 The Hearing Center Page 49 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 46 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 12 Vonderhey Blacktop Page 62 Wood-Stone Home Inspections LLC Page 18

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