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Life is better in a Gold Star Community MAY 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 5

The Hideabout Newspaper celebrates 40 years!

Memorial Day... Remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.

President's Message ..................................................................4 Community Manager's Message ............................................4 Public Safety Corner ..................................................................5 Facilities Corner ...........................................................................5 Communications Corner ..........................................................6 Registration Corner ....................................................................6 Food & Beverage Corner .........................................................6 Recreation 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 .........................................................................37 - 40 Financials ..............................................................................42 - 45 Puzzle Pages .........................................................................52, 53 Grads and Moms .........................................................55, 56 , 57 Information You Should Know ...............................................59 Hideout Phone Numbers .............................................7, 59, 63 Classifieds Page ..........................................................................60 Advertisers' Directory ...............................................................64


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Thank you to our friends and neighbors in The Hideout for being a part of our Continued Success!


4 • MAY 2021

FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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t’s been a cold April but fortunately we had a few beautiful days to enjoy the outdoors. We were so pleased to see the Golf Course opened on April 9th, the earliest in recent memory and seeing members playing rounds of golf. We thank the dedicated Golf staff for their hard work in getting the course in good shape, and for opening the Pro Shop and having our rangers prepared for a successful season. We appreciated that our golf rangers alongside members of the Food and Beverage team took Pennsylvania Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) training to enable members to order a beer on the course, the Clubhouse and Tiki Bar while ensuring we are in compliance with all Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board regulations.

Across The Hideout staff have been busy preparing for what we are expecting to be a successful and fun summer. You will see the roads and walkways being cleaned up, a new roof put on the Maintenance Garage and new gating. While we are being mindful COVID-19 and the potential of new restrictions put in place, we are planning for fireworks on July 3 at Roamingwood Lake. Stay tuned for more details. At Reflection Park, we have been doing maintenance work to prepare it for the season. Bob Wiegan and The Help a Hero Fund are looking for assistance in the placement of 1,355 flags at Reflection Park on Saturday, May 15th at 10am. Our dedicated staff also are working towards opening our beaches and pool with important maintenance projects. And yes, our Food and Beverage Manager, Ashely Fonzo, is working toward the goal of being able to open the Tiki Bar. She and her team successfully moved the Clubhouse to being opened at 75%, and seats at the bar. During a recent visit there it felt like pre-pandemic days seeing old friends and many new members with

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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he leaves are sprouting on the trees indicating our lasting winter may have come to an end and we can dedicate ourselves to all the wonders of spring. Our Maintenance Department is already moving forward with cleaning our streets, installing amenity equipment and preparing to continue our work restoring various infrastructure. Recreation is also fully involved with planning summer events and hiring staff to maintain our seasonal amenities. We urge members It is no secret that The Hideout, like to check our broadcasts detailing new most employers, is having challenges programs for the summer including recruiting staff. Everyplace I go I see help summer events being reviewed for the Ski signs posted. In response, The Hideout Hill complex. Public Safety is continuing has reached out to nearby schools and their efforts in traffic enforcement and colleges, uses recruitment websites and is also filling summertime positions. The conducting a job fair. We have a series of POA is processing registration information job opportunities across our departments, and dues collections along with all the from lifeguards, pool and beach officers, other functions that keep The Hideout Patrol Officers and Boat Patrol, waitstaff, functioning successfully. We are very bartenders and food preparation, appreciative of the members who have maintenance, Recreation and Golf. To paid their dues in such a timely manner. ensure that all of our amenities can fully The Golf Course has opened early this open, we are asking for the membership’s year and we are told this is the earliest help to recruit people for these positions. the course has ever been opened. Food More information is available at and Beverage is updating their services https://www.hideoutassoc.com/Employment. and we are looking forward to potentially Finally, while we are preparing for the opening the Tiki Bar this year. summer, we also have our eyes toward The Hideout is in need of staff and we next winter. With the leadership of ask our members to contact anyone they Community Manager, Larry Frotten and may know who would like summer and Ski Hill Charles Swody, we are planning fulltime employment. Currently, as with improvements to the Ski Hill. These all businesses, staffing is a challenging include changes to the Rental Shop to task in these economic times. We expedite the process, upgrades to the challenge our members to help us in this Warming Hut and ensuring the Ski Lift and endeavor. We have openings in most Magic Carpets are ready for when Mother of our departments. We need various Nature allows the ski season to kick off. personnel in Food and Beverage, Public This year the Board initiated a new Safety, Recreation, and Maintenance. program to recognize Hideout members These jobs vary and most can be who are marking special milestones. If performed by retirees and young adults. any member you know is celebrating Your assistance would help in continuing a special milestone or are serving our to make The Hideout a great place. We nation oversees and deserves recognition, offer competitive wages and benefits, with please contact Lisa Green at excellent working conditions. LGreen@thehideout.us for more information. ■ great food specials and a fun vibe. We appreciate the membership’s continued use of face masks while not seated at a table or bar to ensure we are following state mandates.

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."

The Hideout Quilters Sale May 29th - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. OSC behind Recreation Complex Quilts, Place Mats, Table Runners, raffles, etc. All proceeds are used to make quilts and walker bags to donate to local hospitals

This is also the time of the year we wish to remind our members about certain rules and regulations that impact all of us as members and employees. Members are reminded Fireworks are prohibited in The Hideout unless authorized by The Board of Directors. Therefore, for all intents the use of fireworks is prohibited and significant fines will be assessed to anyone who violates The Hideout policy on fireworks. Fireworks are detrimental to our four-legged friends and most senior citizens. We understand many members enjoy the displays provided by fireworks and The Hideout does provide a fireworks exhibition. This year our fireworks will be Saturday, July 3. The Hideout has also adopted rules and regulations regarding the members’ rights to rent their property. We encourage members to research the rules regarding offering their property for rent. Significant fines are assessed for those members who bypass The Hideout rules and regulations concerning rental of properties. The Hideout has established these rules to protect our members and maintain a certain decorum within our community. These guidelines can be viewed by accessing The Hideout web page. We appreciate those members who have registered their properties with us. We hope this message finds you safe and remind you COVID 19 is still present. We appreciate our members who understand the need to continue to be vigilant. We are hopeful our amenities will be available for all to enjoy and thank everyone for taking precautions to ensure the safety of other members and our staff. Stay Safe. ■

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FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

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he warmer weather is finally here and with it comes an increase of work from our Maintenance team. Starting in May the Maintenance Dept. will be out in full force repairing damage from the winter months, painting and/or staining fences, picnic tables and installing new amenity signs. We will also be gearing up to start our stormwater projects. This season we have a couple major projects we will be working on to help eliminate stormwater issues. Grandview Drive and Lakeview Drive East will begin after Memorial Day weekend and the others soon after. The new roof has been completed at the Maintenance Complex, a new salt shed will be installed within the next couple of months, and the Clubhouse, POA and Woodworkers buildings will be receiving a much-needed facelift. The Clubhouse had some upgrades during the March shut down and our Maintenance team did a fantastic job taking care of some renovations. They installed a new floor in the dry storage area, assisted with installing a new beer cooler in the downstairs game room and corrected some items left over from last year. 2021 has started off in the right direction, we have implemented a new procedure for bulk garbage that will be more beneficial to our members. The new bulk garbage passes are available for pickup at the Maintenance Building by contacting Desiree Detres at ext. 133. Bulk Garbage can be taken to the Maintenance Complex Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and on Saturdays by appoint only. Once members have redeemed both of their passes bulk garbage can still be taken to the Maintenance yard for a fee. The bulk garbage fees list can be found at www.hideoutassoc.com under the Resources – Documents/Forms tab. The Facilities Dept. is working on

some additional upgrades for 2021 as well as planning for 2022. The Tiki Bar is in need of expansion and the Kiddie Pool will need to be replaced. These are both in the planning stage, (gathering additional information on restrictions and building code requirements). The roads are another major project for 2021 and 2022. We are working with a few contractors to help correct the road damage and discussing plans to preserve our roads. With the warmer weather also comes storms and stormwater issues. Please keep in mind that culvert pipes and drainage ditches on member lots are the responsibility of the lot owner and they must be clear from debris. Obstructed culvert pipe and drainage ditches causes major issues to neighboring properties so please assist with our stormwater remediation by clearing these out from leaves and other debris. Effective May 2021, Heller’s Gas will remain as The Hideout preferred propane contractor. Member rates will be $1.99 per gallon for seasonal usage over 150 gallons and $2.19 per gallon for seasonal usage under 150 gallons. The number for their local Hamlin location is (570) 6896049. The Maintenance Dept. is always searching for new employees, we have a variety of positions available. If you know anyone that is looking for employment or a change of scenery please contact myself at ext. 136 for employment opportunities. I hope everyone has a healthy and safe Memorial Weekend and I look forward to assisting the Community during the summer months ahead. ■

2021 BULK PRICING

Minimum $20 Washer/Dryer $50 Mattress/Box spring Twin/Full $20 Queen/King $30 Carpet 8x10/10x12 $25 Hot Water Heaters $30 Dresser/ Table $25 Couch/Sofa $40 Gas Grill $20 Toilet/ Sink $20 Outside Furniture $30 Tires $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.

Public Safety Corner A s we approach the busy summer season and the activity on our lakes increases so does the chance for accidents to occur. The most basic common sense practice as well as being the law is the use of a personal floatation device (PFD). • A U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable PFD (life jacket) is required for each person on board. In addition, one throwable PFD (seat cushion or ring buoy) is required on boats 16 feet in length or longer. Canoes and kayaks, regardless of length, are not required to carry a throwable PFD or throw bag, but whenever possible it is a good idea to have a throwable device on board. • Children 12 years of age and younger must wear an approved wearable PFD while underway on Commonwealth waters on any boat 20 feet or less in length and in all canoes and kayaks. • All water skiers and anyone towed behind a boat, personal watercraft operators and passengers, and sailboarders must wear a life jacket. Inflatable PFDs are not acceptable for these activities. • Wearable life jackets must be "readily accessible" or in the open where they can be easily reached. Throwable PFDs (cushions and ring buoys) must be immediately available or within arm's reach. A PFD stowed in a compartment or sealed in its original packing is not readily accessible or immediately available. For a life jacket to work properly, not only does it need to be on your body, it should fit right as well. Not only is a properly fitting life jacket more comfortable (meaning your more likely to wear it) but it functions better as well. Life

jackets that are too small or large can ride up when you’re in the water or even come off. It's easy to check a conventional life jacket for fit - just put it on. The jacket should fit you snugly with all zippers, straps, ties and snaps correctly secured. Ease yourself into the water or walk into water up to your neck. Lift your legs and tilt your head back, in a relaxed floating position. Your mouth should be out of the water and you should float comfortably without any physical effort. If the life jacket rides up, try securing it tighter to your body. If it still rides up, you may need a different style. You should be comfortable and able to swim without significant restriction. You should have someone else to act as a lifeguard or assistant if you are uncomfortable with being in the water or are trying this activity for the first time. In Pennsylvania, all children 12 years of age or younger are required to wear a life jacket when underway on a boat that is 20 feet in length or less and all canoes and kayaks. Beyond being a statewide regulation, however, ensuring youngsters are wearing a properly fitting life jacket is also common sense. Let’s all have a safe and enjoyable time on our lakes this summer. Let’s make it a summer to remember for the good times, not the tragic. Have fun but be careful on our Hideout lakes during this summer boating season. Please remember that in the event of an emergency the proper use of your PFD can save your life. ■

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.

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6 • MAY 2021 FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Communications Corner

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he warm weather is a welcome change from the cold winter we had this year. Keep your eyes open for communications from the Community Relations Department on all that The Hideout has to offer in the upcoming months.

May is National Pet Month! Send us a favorite picture or two of your beloved dogs, cats, and others and I will showcase "Hideout Pets" in the June 2021 issue of The Hideabout. June is also Father's Day. Where would we be without Mom and Dad? Just as in this issue with mothers' pictures, I would like to have the fathers in the June 2021 issue to celebrate them! Let's not forget those 2021 graduates! It's been a challeging year, so let's celebrate them and their accoumplishments in The Hideabout. 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. We have almost 3200 Hideout members signed up for Hideout email blasts! Great job! 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. I am happy to help. The Hideout has hundreds of new owners and I would like as many of you that are interested to receive emails. It's a key resource for POA direct news and messages from our Management Team. As I say most months and for the new members, the Community Relations Department communicates with members via The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, The Hideout TV Channel, email blasts, the calendar on The Hideout website, and The Hideout official Facebook page (@Hideout Property Owners Association). Whichever form you prefer, I want you to keep informed!

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FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

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he Registration Department will be resuming normal business hours beginning May 4, 2021. Appointments will no longer be required to come to the POA with the exception of New Owner Meetings. Social distancing and wearing a mask while conducting business at the POA will continue to be essential. Thank you to the membership for your understanding and cooperation during this hectic revalidation period. With the due date extension this year, a majority of members have paid the annual assessment and picked up or received 2021 stickers. If you have not received updated 2021 stickers, stop by with your completed 2021 Membership Information Form, copies of your vehicle

registrations, and college age student IDs. Pool stickers are also available to purchase at the POA and at the Main Pool when the pools open for the season. Pool stickers for your member guest badges are six for $65.00 or $18.00 for one. Members in good standing may visit the pools for no additional charge with your Hideout photo ID. As always, a big thank you to Barb, Melissa, and Kelly, the Registration staff, for all their hard work! ■

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. Happy Mother's day to all the moms and mother figures in your lives. Enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

FROM ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Food & Beverage Corner

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armer weather is here and hopefully to stay. The Food & Beverage team is excited to have more relaxed restrictions which means cocktails outside! As with the rest of the country right now we are working diligently to hire more staff to expand our hours and locations. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this time. As you heard last month, we were hiring for a new Front of the House Manager. We are excited to announce we have filled that position with Adam Velez. He should be a familiar face to most of you as he was previously the Fitness Coordinator at the Rec Center and a server in the Clubhouse. We are excited to have him as a bigger part of our team! On another note, we are saying goodbye to our Chef de Cuisine, Chef Joe Infante. Chef Joe has been with The Hideout for almost 6 years and has been an integral part of our team creating some of your favorite dishes. Please help me wish him well in his new adventure, he will surely be missed.

This month we have made some seasonal changes to our menu at The Clubhouse. We’ve heard your suggestion and hope you enjoy the new flavors! Around Memorial Day weekend we will be shifting to our summer hours so keep a watch for those updates. The Ski Hill Grill will be closing for 2 weeks, May 3rd through May 18th, for cleaning and reorganization. They will reopen May 19th at 8 a.m. The Clubhouse will be open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. for reservations only on Mother’s Day with a special limited menu. Be sure to call the Clubhouse early for a reservation if you would like to join us to celebrate Mom. If you have any questions or are interested in a position with the Food and Beverage team please feel free to reach out to me any time. ■

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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e are now offering Minor League Baseball Tickets to the local triple-A affiliate of the Yankees. This is about a 30 minute ride from The Hideout and I must say the seats are amazing. Please stop by the Recreation Center for more details. With the team only selling a limited amount of tickets to each home game, the recreation center might be your best avenue to purchase tickets. We will be posting information on summer camps, swim team, and some really cool summer programming shortly. This information will be posted via social media, email blast, and throughout the community. I know everybody is excited about this information and we look forward to hosting these programs and events. We want to make sure that your

safety as well as our employees is the number one priority. We will be also hosting some new events, such as an outdoor concert series at the ski hill, Outdoor movie nights, and a community day. The community day will be an outdoor event, with day long programing, including live music, games, and great food. We look forward to a great 2021 summer season. If there are any question please feel free to contact the Recreation department 570-630-3733. ■


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

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

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

(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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Sunday PASTA N I G H T Pasta & Sauces Spaghetti

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Additions Shrimp $5 Grilled Chicken $3 Sliced Sausage $2 2 Meatballs $4 Eggplant Parmesan $4 Chicken Parmesan $4 Broccoli $0.50 Roasted Red Peppers $0.50 Portobello Mushroom $1 Choice of Pasta & Sauce, served with Garlic Bread and a Side Salad $8.95


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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed., Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager Master Gardener What’s “Hiding Out” in our Greetings! Mary Jo Gibson Ever hear that saying “April showers regarding this rare bring May flowers”? While many areas Environment this Month? occurrence and are blooming with new sprouts already, some locations in our community need a helping hand (and a green thumb). Now is the perfect time to strategically plan out your Spring 2021 planting efforts. For our region in north eastern Pennsylvania, we sit within a USDA Hardiness Zone that typically see’s its last frost event occurring around the middle of May. To give your new shrubs, flowers, trees, seeds, etc… the best chance for survival and growth, always factor in what type of site requirements your desired plant species will need for survival (sun or shade/ moisture levels/overhead obstructions, etc.)

Speaking of seeds and planting, thank you to all who were able to make it out and join us on April 23rd and 24th for the Wildlife & Forestry Committee’s Native Seed Giveaway event. Please be sure to get those seeds in the ground when the timing is right, and provide them with the proper care they need to thrive. Treat them well, and they will treat our community’s pollinators and other wildlife that rely on their existence well. Install your dock yet? Board motion 01-25 requires that all dock owners are to identify their docks in a visible manner. As you are prepping your docks for installation, take the time to identify your dock with your lot number so it is easily seen from the waterbody. The Environmental Department, in conjunction with Public Safety, will be enforcing this requirement as it is a citable offense. May/June mark the months this year where the Brood X (17 year) cicada hatch will occur and impact 15 states. We thank all of those who were able to join us via Zoom the evening of April 22nd to listen and learn from Penn State Extension

what members should expect to see in the news. Fortunately, Wayne County and The Hideout are not projected to be directly impacted by this emergence event but members should be aware of what they might encounter during their recreational travels in neighboring states and counties.

Please continue doing your part to limit the spread of Spotted Lanternfly throughout Wayne County as well as our community. Back in March, The PA Department of Agriculture added 8 additional counties to the PA Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) quarantine list which included Wayne County, bringing the total state-imposed quarantined counties to now be 34. SLF quarantine compliance guidance for residents and businesses are accessible on both the Penn State Extension & PA Department of Agriculture’s website’s, which members and contractors are highly encouraged to visit especially if entering and exiting Wayne County frequently.

Emerald Ash Borer Beetle, Agrilus planipennis

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hile this wood-boring (buprestid) beetle looks beautiful given its bright metallic green coloring, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is amongst one of the many invasive insects scattered throughout North America. Here are some facts you might not have previously known about this highly destructive insect, which has been plauging North American Ash trees for nearly two decades now. • EAB is native to Asia, being predominately found in China and Korea.

Ash species, Ash cultivars, and White Fringetree. • If you are seeing whats known as “blonding” on your Ash trees, with significant bark loss and woodpecker activity, chances are good that the tree has been infested with EAB for several years. Other tell tale signs is branch die back, canopy thinning, and epicormic sprouting at the trunk of the tree. Ash trees generally die within 3-5 years of infestation. • Parasitic and buprestid-hunting wasps were being explored as biological control agents to help address EAB at one point.

• Was likely first transported into North America via wood packing materials or pallets in the 90’s, initially appearing in Michigan and then slowly spreading its way into neighboring states. EAB was first detected in Pennsylvania around 2007, and is now confirmed in all 67 counties.

• Tree removal is the primary management tactic for EAB infested Ash trees. However, if caught early enough or before infestation characteristics appear, there are some chemical insecticides that have been proven effective at controlling EAB but treatments must occur annually.

• Has a 1-year life cycle with winged adults emerging from beneath the bark of infested Ash trees in late May/early June, leaving behind a D-shaped exit hole.

• Adult EAB males only live around 13 days with females living 21-22 days. 60-90 eggs are laid throughout a female EAB’s life cycle and eggs hatch within 7-10 days. Larvae then tunnel through the trees bark, entering into the phloem and While the month of May is still a cambium layers of the Ash tree, creating viable time for spotting SLF’s mud like egg S-shaped galleries which interfer with the masses on trees and other structures, the tree’s ability to uptake nutrients and other first nymph instar of their life cycle also resources. Larvae overwinter beneath the bark until pupating in late April/early May becomes prevalent. Be sure to reference when they then prepare to emerge as the SLF lifecycle image on this page so winged adults. you are familiar with what to look for. If you feel you might have an SLF egg mass • EAB targets all native North American

• Concerned about Ash trees on your property or what the appropriate next steps are to manage your properties other trees? Consider contacting an ISA Certified Arborist for a consultation and site visit to explore your tree management options. To find a locally based ISA Certified Arborist, visit: https://www.treesaregood.org/ findanarborist Info courtesy of: https://extension.psu.edu/ emerald-ash-borer & https://www.dcnr. pa.gov/Conservation/ForestsAndTrees InsectsAndDiseases/EmeraldAshBorer/ Pages/default.aspx Photo courtesy of: https://extension.psu. edu/emerald-ash-borer ■

or nymph instar on your property, please contact our staff by either emailing your information and a photo to environmental@thehideout.us or calling us at ext. 122. We will gladly come and inspect what you are observing or have caught. ■

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. Imgae courtesy of: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly Note: Images not to scale


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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - March 20, 2021

Call to Order: 9:06 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: 21-31 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve March 20, 2021 Board Meeting Agenda as presented. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, and passed 7-0. 21-32 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the February 20, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes as presented. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. 21-33 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the March 12, 2021 Board Workshop Minutes as presented. Motion made by Marie Krauss, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 7-0. 2. Board of Directors Comments: Rick turned this over to Andrew in recognition of his efforts to add these proclamation items to the agenda. Andrew thanked the Board for approving this program to honor members who are celebrating milestones or serving our nation overseas. Andrew is hopeful that this is the first of many recognitions. This recognition is in honor of a couple doing both. Andrew read the proclamation in its entirety outlining their accomplishments, service and celebration. PROCLOMATION 21-01 Be it resolved that the Hideout Board of Directors, do hereby proclaim April 8, 2021 as Richard and Joan Martinez Day in The Hideout, Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Lou Delli Santi, and passed 7-0. 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 20, 2021, the account balances are as follows: NBT Operations Accounts Operating Checking: $2,422,881.00 Miscellaneous Checking: $40,616.00 Capital Reserve Checking: $11,418.00 New Capital Checking $15,412.00 Money Market Checking $300,481.00 NBT Wealth Investment Accounts NBT Wealth Operations: $550,731.00 NBT Capital Reserves: $5,073,04,.00 NBT New Capital: $492,927.00 Total Cash for Operations $2,973,612.00 As of March 13th there are 1,718 lots paid in full which is about halfway of the budgeted lots paid in full. b. Community Manager, Larry Frotten Registration moving forward and collecting dues. Getting busier because of end of month. Re-evaluating and accommodations may need to be given due to restrictions due to COVID and necessity of appointments. Supplemented employees to add 2-4 people to assist in Registration. Appreciative of the members understanding of the need for dues to be paid as this accounts for approximately 63% of the $10 Million budget. Last year was a good year due to sales of homes and rentals. In 2019 the rental income, and transfer or capital improvement fee from sales was $690,000. In 2020 this amount was $1.1 Million. Only up to March 17 of this year, there is $212,000. These processes take a lot of time from staff’s normal functions. This trend will be watched to determine a course of action of adding a position to handle these processes. Membership materials are being reviewed and a new system is being looked at to be less cumbersome. The Board agreed to purchase a front-end loader which is already in use and has moved several boulders. This equipment will assist in snow removal and stormwater repairs. The Ski Hill was closed because the snow at the top of the hill has melted because of sunshine at the top of the hill. This is for the safety of staff and members. The Recreation Department is working closely with the Ski Hill to make the Ski Hill more effective and add year-round use. Recreation is moving forward with their springtime activities and looking to hire summer staff to cover summer amenities. Food and Beverage will be closed on Easter Sunday. As an alternative, the chefs and Food & Beverage Manger came up for a take-home menu of prepared food to heat at home. Food & Beverage will close a week from Monday through April 4, 2021 for the annual cleaning and repairs including the addition of a cooler. A rush item brought to the Board today is the bulk garbage days which are a strain on staff and membership alike. The proposal is an alternative to bulk

day where is lot is offered 2 days of bulk disposal through a Hideout issued pass valid April to April and available to members in good standing. Disposal is Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1;00 p.m. and Saturday by reservation to offer more flexibility to members and reduce costs to members. Passes are not transferrable to other lots or contractors. Recycling is working very well under the new process and hours, and is still offered 7 days a week. Larry recognized that The Hideout has dedicated staff that is very good. Lot 675. Asked to ease the dues collection process if thought was given to staggering due dates throughout the year by zones or discounts if paid in January. Larry indicated that most of the capital budget is spent early in the year so an accurate projection of dues received is required. It may not work in the process of budget and expenses to collect dues later in the year. Accommodations will be discussed with the Board later in the meeting to ease the burden on members. To spread due dates later in the years makes projections of expenditures more difficult. (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) 4. Unfinished Business: 21-34 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase of a front-end loader at a price of $45,000.00 to increase maintenance productivity and upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 7-0.

21-35 MOTION RESOLVED TO extend the payment deadline this year only in response to the pandemic. The 2021 dues payment deadline will now be April 30, 2021. Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Andrew Miller, and carried 7-0. Andrew is pleased with the work of Registration. This is well deserved to the membership to ease the difficulty of paying and registering. 21-36 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve a one-time Board payment plan only for the 2021 dues in response to COVID. This plan allows members with a balance equal to or less than the 2021 dues of $1,850.00 and otherwise in good standing to enroll in the plan and make monthly payments of no less than $308.33 with final payment due prior to September 30, 2021. The finance charge of 1.25% monthly will be assessed on all amounts owing after April 30, 2021. Members enrolled in the payment plan will remain in good standing while meeting all terms of the plan. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Andrew Miller, and carried 7-0.

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Larry commented that the money on hand will carry The Hideout through September with the dues collected for the last 2 months. This information is standardly not known until this time of year. (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 5. New Business: 21-37 MOTION RESOLVED TO award the purchase of a triplex mower to the lowest qualified bidder, Lawn & Golf Supply, in the amount of $29,182.38, which is under the budgeted amount of $30,000.00, based on management’s recommendation. Lawn & Golf Supply $29,182.38 Turf Equipment & Supply $37,359.12 Finch Services $39,501.04 Motion made by Lou Delli Santi, seconded by Marie Krauss, and carried 7-0. 21-38 MOTION: RESOLVED TO award the purchase of a pressure washer to the lowest qualified bidder, A-1 Cleaning Equipment, in the amount of $3,816.00, which is under the budgeted amount of $4,000.00, based upon management’s recommendation. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 7-0. 21-39 MOTION: RESOLVED TO cancel the two bulk garbage days for 2021 and offer members in good standing the opportunity to obtain two bulk garbage permits to use in lieu of the bulk garbage days under procedures established by management. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spiese, and carried 7-0. Lou understands past problems with bulk days, but is concerned that this may take away from Maintenance Department standard duties to wait at the maintenance center to collect bulk garbage. Larry responded that this time-span this service is already offered for a free, but is free with the passes. He anticipated a reduced impact on traffic and staff. Adding to staff for this service would still be less than overtime necessary for bulk garbage days. It is also important to offer this service to members at their convenience. Larry credited Dennis Polhamus, Craig Rafaniello and other maintenance staff. Marie indicated that this has been discussed by the Budget Committee and Board for a number of years, and it is worth a try. This can be re-evaluated in future years if it does not work. Andrew recognized that The Hideout is here to provide a service to the members and this would be more convenient for members. 21-40 MOTION: RESOLVED TO award the propane contract to the lowest qualified bidder, Heller Gas, based upon continued on page 30


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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - March 24, 2021 Call to Order: Meeting began at 10:00 am Pledge of Allegiance Present: Robert Addieg, Rich Straczynski, Rich Maxwell, Michael Terranova, Larry Frotten, Community Manager, Ryan Hill, Assistant Community Manager/ Environmental Manager, Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager, Desiree Detres, Maintenance Administrative Clerk Excused: Michelle Popadynec, Lisa Rusnak, Craig Rafaniello Minutes from meeting on February 24, 2021 for approval. Any changes, questions or comments: The minutes were approved with no changes. Motion: Bob Addieg Second: Rich Maxwell Discussion: Main Gate Project: Peters Consultants submitted the permit extension. Penn Dot has questions. Peters Consultants will answer those and will resubmit. Road Repair: Dennis is working with a couple of contractors. I have some proposals that I will go over with Larry Frotten. If this goes through we will begin at Deerfield. All the way up Deerfield to the cul-de-sacs. Will be done in phases. They will use a different procedure for the Main roads.

Miller Road: An email was sent to Brian from Long Range Planning about the property. He has been working with a developer. Michael Terranova will also give information to a developer.

Main Lodge Roof: There have been issues with the roof over the Public Safety office. We have contacted contractors to make a temporary repair until the entire roof can be fixed. Hopefully by next year we can have the entire roof done. Wood Workers: RFP’s are out right now to multiples contractors for the POA, Wood Workers and Clubhouse. They are due to get siding this year. They will make a site visit at the beginning of April and they have until the end of that month to put in their bids. We also had an issue with the awnings at Wood Workers and are looking into what would work best for those. Propane Contract: Hellers Gas came in at the lowest price for the Hideout and it’s members. Contract is from 2021 and 2023. New Equipment: Truck # 10 is the 2018 F550. It was repaired but it will be sold with salt spreader and plow. The plan is to upgrade. We also purchased a Wheel loader. It will be a big help with snow removal and storm water projects. We also switched out two salt spreaders. Old ones were made of stainless steel. Salt Dogg spreaders are made with polyethylene.

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Bulk Garbage: We were approved to change our procedure. Twice a year we offered members free bulk garbage drop off on Specific days. It was time consuming and costly. Starting April 15th of 2021 members in good standing will receive two vouchers to drop off bulk at their own convenience. The format will be the same at the permits. It will have members name, lot number, pass number, signature and date received. POA will handle giving these out. POA Parking Lot: I have received two quotes. One to pave what is existing now and the other is to pave the additional section towards the tall grass. Sprinklers: Beach Lake Sprinklers was awarded the contract for our annual and semi annual inspections. Tiki Bar: Dennis is working with a few different people. Unfortunately it cannot be done this year. There is a proposal from an engineering firm to expand Tiki bar and replace kiddie pool with splash pad. Motion to Adjourn: 11:00 am Motion by: Rich Maxwell Second by: Michael Terranova Next meeting will be April 14th, 2021 at 10:00 am ■

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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. Golf leagues: We showed last year we could play the golf leagues while maintaining social distancing and we will do the same this year. The Thursday evening men’s league will start on May 13th and conclude with the championship night and dinner on August 26th. There will be a meeting on May 6th at 5:30 in the pool room across from the Pro Shop. The Tuesday morning men’s league will start on May 25th and conclude on August 31st. The start time is still 9 a.m. A meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at 9 a.m. in the pool room across from the Pro Shop. The Hideout Women’s Golf League plays on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. This league starts in early June and ends around Labor Day. Golf Tournaments: The first tournament of the season is the Early Bird which will be held on Saturday, May 8th there will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Breakfast is at 8 a.m. 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 in the Outdoor Sports Complex. This tournament is open to the first 72 golfers who sign up. The tournament is currently sold out but we are taking names on a waiting list. 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. The next tournament is the Drafts tournament on May 22nd. This is also a 4 person scramble. Breakfast is at 8 a.m.

with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Hot dogs will be served on the turn and refreshments will be provided on the course. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow at Drafts. Additional events will be announced in the next issue of The Hideabout. Golf rates and passes will remain the same with the exception of the reciprocal golf pass which we are suspending due to the reciprocal courses ending their programs. If you did purchase a reciprocal pass contact the Pro Shop and I will arrange a refund. Our summer hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Weekend and holiday hours are 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. 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. 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. 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. ■

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The Hideout Womens Golf League By: Cathy Lowman

Looking for New members and former members. Golf will start the first Monday in June at 9 a.m. Each week you will be paired with a different group. It is a great way to meet ladies if you’re new to The Hideout. All levels of ability. Don’t be intimidated if you haven’t been playing for a few years. 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. Mail check: HWGA, 335 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA, 18436. Include email and phone number. Any questions? Contact Cathy Lowman cassie462003@yahoo.com ■

Golf Is Back! HASG Is Back! Wow! By: John Martino

Spring is here AND we can’t wait to play golf in the Hideout! It looks like the HASG League is back in play and we are getting much interest after a year hiatus due to the pandemic. Many thanks to Bill Wagner and Rich Maxwell for standing in for me and taking names for me. In the 2019 season, the HASG Golf League had a lot of interest. We had many new players and I felt they had a great introduction to golf. Some of you guys and gals got “Hooked” on the sport and now play it regularly. That is the whole idea of the league, to introduce people to the sport in a fun setting. This should be a fun, great year with so many new residents here in the Hideout. We play a Captain’s best ball format and have added a new twist to the weekly league. We keep track of the “average” putts of everyone and everybody has a chance to win because everyone has a chance of sinking a long putt! Sue Dimmick took the prize last year and her husband, Dave, is still hurting from that challenge! We will be continuing that contest this year. We are also having a “closest to the hole” on the second shot contest on the par3 sixth hole. This will be on a voluntary basis for a “contribution”, the details of which, have not been worked out yet. I’ll explain this contest at the May HASG meeting. In order to play in the HASG Golf League, you must be a member of the HASG Club. To join, Call Barbara Kelczewski at (973)865-6580 or email her at beesafe@echoes.net. If you are interested in the Golf League, please call me at (570) 892-0545 or email me at Jamartino414@gmail.com BUT don’t hesitate as it looks like we will fill up quickly. ■

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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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)

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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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2021 Board Meeting Minutes - March 20, 2021 (continued from page 17) management’s recommendation because this is the current vendor. Only two bids were able to be obtained because the other companies are in the middle of a price change. - Hellers is $1.49 per gallon for the hideout and $2.19 for residential members 0-150 gallons and $1.99 over 150 gallons. - Superior is $1.49 per gallon for the hideout and $2.49 for residential members 0-150 gallons and $1.79 over 150 gallons. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and carried 7-0 . This is being brought to the Board at a meeting without consideration at a workshop because the prices were just obtained and the contract is due in April. Larry indicated that 5 bids were sent out, but only 2 were received and there is already a good working relationship with Hellers. (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 6. Committee Recommendations: None (General Comments and Questions) Lot 2690. Questioned proposal of bulk passes and how they are obtained. Larry responded that they are available at the POA office beginning in April. Lot 675. The new idea of bulk garbage coupons is a terrific idea and thumbs up to Dennis Polhamus.

Lot 184. Asked for additional information regarding moving gates back from the road. Larry responded that this arose from the initial main gate project when PennDOT requested that the two gates on the North side be moved 120 feet from the edge of the road. Peters Consultants, the company handling the main gate project is working with PennDOT on an alternative because this would put two homes outside of the gates. PennDOT will review and respond with recommendations to become compliant with Highway Occupancy Permits. This is an ongoing effort. Updates will be provided as they occur. Lot 1656. Member is concerned about deer cull. He received the report from the USDA study and several research. He requested another vote on the deer cull and requested the PDF report be provided to members because the study is performed in a circuitous route. Questioned why this process is secretive and requested more transparency. He also questioned the deer density goal. Larry responded that the goal is approximately 30 deer per square mile and that The Hideout is very transparent in this regard and in all regards. Ryan Hill hosts educational seminars. The actual report is accessible upon request but is not published because there is a cost associated and it is a lengthy report (approximately 20 pages). The vote was taken as a survey not to authorize the deer cull but to approve the Board of Directors taking the best course of action they deem appropriate to manage the

Hideout Budget Committee The committee consists of the following: Barbara Kelczewski Judie Nuskey Virginia Sabia Richard Stracczynski Marie Krauss – Board Liaison Frank Palm – Chair Our role is to review budget performance throughout the year, to review and advise on the budget as it is prepared for the following year, to review the annual audit report and to report to the board our opinions. So far in 2021 we have held two meetings. March 6 and April 7. Both conducted via zoom. We have been pleased with the successful closing of 2020, especially in light of the demanding year that the virus caused us. The administration and board had their hands full making the year close successfully. The combination of

PPP grants, more attention to collecting delinquent dues and postponing of planned capital projects made for a good finish. As of the end of February all amenities, with the exception of the ski hill, are on track with the 2021 budget. While it is early, we will monitor quarterly. Since the close of the year, the Hideout has received the results of the annual audit. The results were positive with a few recommendations. In particular, the audit recommended that we look at alternatives to our current investments. The rapid fall of interest rates has caused a decline in our investment income. The board and management are working on this now. While it is still early, work is underway on the 2022 budget. The committee has reviewed the first draft during our April 7 meeting and will continue this work at our next session on May 1. Frank Palm ■

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deer population. The Board is elected by the membership to represent the membership and make decisions in the best interest of the membership. The member feels that a poll is required to get more up-to-date member opinion. Larry invited the member to join committees to be more involved in recommendations to the Board.

Lot 269. Asked to whom she would address a request for better signage. She feels the signs to North Gate are small especially in comparison to directions to the member only gate. Larry agreed with her question and will make a note to Dennis Polhamus to examine this issue. Lot 3573. Thanked the Board and management for bulk day ideas and may alleviate issues with inability to participate and waiting time. Member Staum. Member indicated they are paying another association for the use of their indoor swimming pool and questioned putting a bubble over one of the existing pools to add to the amenities and charging usage fees will defray the costs for win-win situation for everyone. Larry acknowledged this proposal was not brought to the Board yet because management is still looking at options and costs to determine the best avenue. The bubble is half the item because an extensive exhaust system is required and the requirements to heat the pool. This is being reviewed for the North pool, but this was put on hold due to COVID. Accessibility to bathrooms is also a

concern in the winter months.

Lot 269. The member expressed her support of a pool and asked if this was brought to a Committee yet. Larry did indicate that Marie Krauss is working on this project and committee input is one avenue she is pursuing. A site visit is being planned for other facilities. This project is still in the early stages of research. 7. Board moves to adjourn and recess to Executive Session: 10:12 a.m. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., Join Zoom Meeting NEXT BOARD MEETING: Saturday, April 17, 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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is a section in The Hideabout where members have an avenue to report good news, show their appreciation, or praise our wonderful community. Good News should be sent to: The Hideabout Newspaper, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 or email lgreen@thehideout.us To The Editor: Nice things happen in The Hideout. Richard and I were the first recipients of the new program set up by the Hideout Board of Directors, recognizing members who are reaching special milestones in their lives. Ours was our 60th wedding anniversary. We were presented with a lovely wooden plaque at the first 2021 Hideout Adult Social Group meeting in April, which proclaimed April 8, 2021, as “Richard and Joan Martinez Day in The Hideout.” We want to thank the Board of Directors for this special honor. In addition to that, The Hideout Adult Social Group presented us with a lovely plant, garden stepping stone and a card for which we are very grateful. We want to note that Lisa Green did a splendid job putting our information together. Since the rules of COVID prevented us from having a party, this recognition really made our day more special. Submitted by Joan Martinez


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Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Mike Burns, Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager, Paul Spiese, Board Liaison, Mike Clark, Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Excused: N/A

Call to Order: 10:00 AM Sharon Speise, Chairperson

Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - March 19, 2021

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 2/26/2021, as written by: Approved via email Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Mike Clark: PROJECTS (Mike) -1783 Dock Zierold Pending meeting on 3/21/21 Seamans Marine -2142 New Home Markulek Awaiting Tree Inspection Five Star Modular -896 Dock Weisberg Approved Permit #21-084 Seamans Marine -1464 New Home Kneubuel Waiting on Wetland Deleniation D & D Homes Old Business: Fence: Dennis has received some information, however still awaiting a Zoom meeting with attorneys. Review/Discussion 1. Permits - There have been 91 permits issued since the beginning of the year. A question was asked regarding the number of trees cut down on permit 21-035 was due to new construction. Mike explained that all of the trees had been damaged by Ash Borers and needed to come down. 2. Stormwater Update (Dennis): Letters & Waivers have been sent out to members on Grandview for a stormwater project planned for this area. Several people have signed up to have Hideout personnel replace damaged culverts and drainage ditches since Dennis’ announcement in the March Hideabout that members can either hire their own contractors or have The Hideout replace/install culverts and ditches for $600.00. In addition, Mike will

be identifying culverts needing attention during his drive arounds and letters will be sent to those lots. Paul said that the last he had heard from a Board of Directors Level was that the culverts and drainage ditches would be taken care of free of charge (due to the low cost of time & materials) until things are done correctly then waivers would be sent out once done. Dennis explained that there is money in the budget for stormwater, however, there are some large projects being planned that would use up this money. Paul will bring this up at this week’s Board Meeting and report back. Ron expressed that we need to have a stormwater plan to address the entire area not just spot treatments where individual owners sign up to have only their individual areas addressed. Dennis explained that there is a Stormwater Plan in place and certain areas (close to 150 lots) have been earmarked that we will be addressing, such as the recent culvert system installed on Maplewood Court. Larry explained that by doing this, we are getting in front of the government mandates that are coming down the pike.

Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Minutes - March 27, 2021 Pledge of Allegiance Present: Sharon Spiese, Bob Addieg, Brian Carchedi, Walt Buda, Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello, Maintenance Supervisor, The minutes of the February 27th, meeting were reviewed and there were no errors found in the minutes. DISCUSSION Main and North Gate: Peters Consultants submitted permit extension. Penn Dot had some questions. Peters Consultants resubmitted. Waiting on a response from Penn dot. Miller Road: Brian - Developer is meeting with builders. He has put out proposals to two builders. Waiting on their response.

Tiki Bar: Dennis - Looked at old plans. Reached out to Ken Ruby for expansion. Includes rest rooms, handicap ramp and splash pad. Proposal includes 3. Lake Level & Condition (Dennis): The lake level is good. It has come up a bit with design documents, specs, construction management, review of drawings and site the melting of the snow and recent rain. visits. Once proposal is in we will go over it with Larry Frotten. Construction will be 4. Main Gate Project (Dennis): Permit done in phases and will not begin until application has been submitted to extend time for questions to be answered. Dennis after Labor Day weekend. will be taking photos of gate areas with a CMR: Dennis - I did reach out to drone. Professional Rec Planners. I heard back from Hawk Valley Associates. Will have a 5. Road Repairs: Dennis has reached zoom meeting in two weeks. out to several companies to ascertain their road repair capacity. He explained that the Hideout does have a tar kettle, however it takes several people to operate and we do not currently have enough trained staff to man it. He is looking into different methods to preserve the roads. New Business: No new business Meeting ended at: 9:50 am Next Meeting: Friday, 3/26/2021, 9:00 Via Zoom ■

Ski Hill: We had a meeting on the 25th to discuss some things that Recreation brought to us as a presentation. John Boandl - We are putting together a plan of action as to what is needed to run Ski Hill more efficiently. Then give our four seasons proposal. Some of our ideas are a Dry tube run, Mountain bike share program, disc golf and a few others. I will email presentations to be looked over. Dennis - I would like to work with Bob

Addieg on converting the ice skating rink into a ski rental. Talk about enclosing it and turning it into rental facility. We will also discuss putting a bathroom in the warming hut and get a certificate of occupancy. Convert that into lodge and use main Ski lodge for food and beverage. Building Inspections: Dennis, Craig and Jimmy will be inspecting all amenities to make sure they are up to code. Storm Water: Craig - Peters Consultants is working on storm water and engineering project. Once we have plans set in place we can then decide if it can be done in house or contracted out. We also have the Glenwood and Grandview project. That will be done in house. No changes just corrections for better water flow. Problem areas will be done first. Roads: Dennis - There is a lot of cracking and erosion. I have reached out to a few contractors. We have one quote so far. This will be an ongoing issue to maintain the roads. We have to come up with a plan of action to preserve them. We have phase 1 roads and they have to be repaved every three years. Roaming Wood: Trees were removed because they were infested with a virus that was killing them. We are working with Ryan Hill on planting some native plants. Club House shut down: Cleaning and maintenance work was done. They installed new cooler. Coolers for tap beer was moved downstairs for safety issues. We are also looking into awnings for our outdoor seating area. We have a few ideas for the Club House to accommodate more members in the future. Motion to Adjourn: Sharon Spiese Brian Carchedi The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 AM Next meeting will be: May 8th at 10:00 am. ■

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Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - April 12, 2021 Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Lyle Britton, Judy Britton, Eileen Simon, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager, Lou Della Santi, Board Liaison, Larry Frotten, Community Manager Excused: Bernadette Zumbo Meeting called to order 11:35 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance Old Business: - Larry reported that Penn Dot is still reviewing plans for the Main Gate and North Gate and most likely nothing will happen this year.

- The 50th Anniversary Celebration is again on hold for this year and the plan is to celebrate it next year in the hope this pandemic will be over and we can have a safe event without masks and social distancing.

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- Recreation is working on new ways to use The Hideout amenities, such as activities that would utilize the Ski Hill in the summer etc.

Covid restrictions change daily so we urge everyone to stay informed and be safe.

New Business:

- It was suggested that a snack bar be re-opened at the North Beach, Larry said he would look into it.

- There are over 600 new members to The Hideout in recent months and it is important that they make sure to give Registration their email address. This is an important step in the registration process so that they can be added to the email blasts list. These email blasts keep the membership informed of all the events, dining, recreation, and any other

- There was a discussion about the number of school age children that live in The Hideout and to increase the number of activities for them. - The question was raised if The Hideabout Newspaper allows paid political

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Wildlife and Forestry Committee Zoom Meeting Minutes - April 8, 2021 Present: Ryan Hill, Paul Spiese, Laura Rusnak, Fred Sakacs, Cathy Long Absent: John Goldman Excused: N/A Guests: N/A Start Time: 11:05AM Pledge of Allegiance Motion to Approve March 11th Minutes: Made by Fred, Seconded by Cathy End Time: 12:16PM Motion to Adjourn: Made by Fred, Seconded by Laura Next Giveaway Event: Native seed give away will occur April 23rd and 24th, 1PM-6PM at ski hill parking lot. 500 packets will be available both days. Once the 500 packets are gone that day (around 167 lots worth each day at 3 packets per bundle), the giveaway event will conclude for that date. Drive through style service. Committee Volunteer Shifts: Friday April 23rd: Fred all day; Laura all day, Ryan will assist when able Saturday April 24th: Cathy all day; Laura 1-3pm; Ryan 3-6pm; John 1-3pm Community/Feral Cats: Management indicated that TNR efforts are ongoing.54 signed TNR consent to trap forms on file as of 4/6/21. Management indicated exploring additional ways to help showcase this organization and how the membership can donate or get involved. Deer Management: Committee discussed that the Spring 2021 deer removal service concluded. 47 deer were removed before the contracted period with USDA expired. Total of 1,644lbs of venison was donated to Wayne County Food Banks. Committee reviewed a breakdown of annual deer harvest data via recreational hunting from over the past three years throughout all of PA and also within WMU3D where The Hideout is located within. 1,199,301 deer were recreationally harvested throughout PA within that timeframe, with 34,400 of those being from within WMU3D. The Hideout has only had 230 deer professionally removed over the past three years for comparison. 2020-2021 PA hunting season: 435,180 total deer harvested. 6,200 antlered and 6,400 antlerless from WMU3D 2019-2020 PA hunting season: 389,431 total deer harvested. 6,000 antlered and 4,900 antlerless from WMU3D 2018-2019 PA hunting season: 374,690 total deer harvested. 5,200 antlered and 5,700 antlerless from WMU3D Gypsy Moths: Management indicated that the Entomophaga maimaiga fungal release will soon occur at two areas in the north

section of the community along Chestnut Hill and Northgate. Application will be by Biobase Pest Solutions, LLC. Hemlock Trees at Roamingwood Park: Committee discussed that 22 heavily infested hemlock tree’s at Roamingwood Park that were heavily infested with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid have been removed. Facilities staff conducted the removal operations in-house, resulting in a significant cost savings. Site has been stabilized and Ryan & Cathy, along with Facilities Manager Dennis, are solidifying native re-planting options for the area. Discussions have started with Pinelands Nursery for possible plant purchases, with projected planting date being mid to late May. Spotted Lanternfly: Wayne County under SLF Quarantine since March ’21. All related SLF publications for new homeowners and renters have been updated. A request for additional brochures/SLF flyers was submitted to PSU Extension. Facilities Staff will be undergoing the SLF permitting process for the maintenance fleet to ensure compliance in transporting any goods/materials throughout Wayne County or neighboring Counties that could harbor SLF egg masses or any of its life cycles. Geese Management: Committee discussed that mating pairs of Canadian Geese are starting to appear along various waterbodies. Annual goose egg addling services will occur via Palmyra Wildlife and their USFWS permit for those activities, largely around Brooks and Deerfield Lakes. Will help reduce nuisance conditions associated with uncontrolled geese populations and their droppings. 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: No new updates on Nuisance wildlife situations. Wood Duck Boxes: Management indicated that wood ducks have started their mating season and should be observed frequenting the nesting boxes by this point. Eagle Cam/Bald Eagle Management: Management indicated that 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: Management indicated they will soon walk the nature trail with Cathy and Laura, and track the trail system via OnX app. Once done, the image will be superimposed onto our new proposed trail signage. Finished sign will be 2’x3’ installed at the trail head, will also include a N/W/E/S marker, and will include a few other edits suggested by the committee. Boot brushes will be installed to the bottom of the sign holder and Laura is going to assist in procuring the various nature trail purchases (trail markers, etc.). Native Vegetation Meadow/Deer Exclusion Zone: Management indicated that the Blueberry bushes have been flagged out, and the posts/netting have been resecured. Area should start showing some growth soon but will be trimmed down inside and outside the fenced area at least twice this spring as was reccomended by Pinelands Nursery to help combat bindweed. If the area does not respond well, committee will rethink the area as it has already served its main purpose by displaying signficant deer browsing pressure on the exterior blueberry bushes throughout the 2020 growing season. New Business/Comments/Questions: Committee discussed that we have received 11 Certificates of Achievement from NWF for various community/ amenity green spaces and that several NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat signs will be going up in those areas. Laura indicated that we are nearing completion of the points we are required to obtain but there will need to be a big emphasis

on homeowners getting their individual gardens certified. Committee agreed. Management discussed that the Recycling bins are still for sale, $15.00, but may drop their price down soon to help bolster more purchases. TBD on price change and new advertising efforts. Management indicated that the two new composters have been assembled and installed in the Hideout Harvesters area. DO NOT USE signs will be temporarily placed on them until ready to use. Still exploring additional educational efforts for composting for the membership. Cathy conducted a March 24th Gardening with Straw Bales presentation via Penn State and did an excellent job. Committee acknowledged her efforts and discussed that a recording of that event should be available soon for those who were unable to attend. Cathy’s next event is Raised Bed Gardening on April 21st, but is sold out already. Management highlighted Penn State Master Gardener, Mary Jo Gibson will present via Zoom on April 22nd 6PM on the Brood X Cicada Hatch, and that an article was written up in the April Hideabout regarding the opportunity as well as regarding facts about this hatch event. A Committee Member Application was reviewed. Committee tabled making a decision on the applicant and a request will be made for the individual to attend the next meeting so as to provide additional information for consideration and to also validate how the interested member will contribute to the committee’s mission by joining. Next Wildlife & Forestry Committee meeting will occur on Thursday May 13th, 11AM via Zoom. ■

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POOL/BEACH OFFICERS (PART-TIME) Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations as they pertain to Pool & Beaches. Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • At least one-year experience in security position preferred. • Basic knowledge of radio communications helpful. • First Aid/AED/EMT certification a plus. • Able to remain calm in an emergency situation. • Must be available weekends and holidays.

BOAT PATROL OFFICERS (PART-TIME) Respond to all incidents/complaints on Hideout Lakes. Issue citations when warranted. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and patrol vehicles. Notify the Shift Supervisor of any unusual occurrences. Knowledgeable of POA Rules and Regulations, Department Orders, and Operation procedures as they relate to the Public Safety function. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • At least one-year experience in Security position preferred. • First Aid/AED certification required. • EMT certification a plus. • Must possess PA Fish & Boat Commission Boater Safety Certification. • Must be available weekends and holidays.

LIFEGUARDS (PART-TIME) To observe and supervise the activities of swimmers in and around the pool and beach areas. Respond to emergencies with emphasis given to PREVENTIVE LIFEGUARDING and the surveillance of all patrons. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Individual must be American Red Cross certified in the following areas: o Lifeguard Training o Waterfront Lifeguarding o CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer o Standard First Aid • Must be available weekends and holidays.

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GOLF DEPARTMENT GOLF COURSE EQUIPMENT OPERATORS (PART-TIME) In search of Full-time and Part-time Equipment Operators to perform maintenance on our prestige’s nine-hole golf course. As a golf course equipment operator, you are responsible for keeping fairways and greens in optimal condition. Ideal candidates must be available weekends. Prior equipment operation experience is preferred. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of the safe mechanical operation of motorized equipment, ability to use hand and power tools. • Knowledge of maintenance tools, basic mechanical aptitude, ability to follow oral and written directions. • Basic knowledge of the rules and strategies of the game of golf. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Valid Driver’s License required. •

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ADMINISTRATION PERMITTING OFFICER (FULL-TIME) To facilitate the Environmental Control Committee (ECC) permitting process in its entirety. Works to support the Facilities Manager and the Administrative Assistant in day-to-day operations such as, review permit applications and other materials to ensure compliance with the Association's rules and regulations, issue citations for non-compliance, conduct residential resale inspections and any other related duties that may be assigned by the Facilities Manager. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • A background in construction, zoning, building code, and code enforcement preferred. • Sound public relation skills, ability to communicate both orally and in writing. • The ability to multi-task, manage time, and work independently. • Must possess a valid Driver's License.

MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT MAINTENANCE LABORERS (PART-TIME) Seeking seasonal Maintenance Laborers to perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, facilities and common areas. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • General knowledge of maintenance and preventive maintenance of machines, mechanical equipment and building components. • Ability to operate and maintain equipment and power tools and operate light trucks, tractors and light construction equipment. • Ability to perform physical labor. • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided. • Demonstrate a high level of customer satisfaction. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

CUSTODIAN (FULL-TIME/PART-TIME) Employee performs physical work necessary to maintain a high-standard of cleanliness, orderliness, appearance and sanitation in all Hideout amenities and public areas. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Basic understanding of commercial building cleaning methods and procedures; • Knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment utilized in cleaning activities. • Knowledge of safe use of cleaning products and chemicals. • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Must possess a valid Driver’s License.

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

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

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

RECREATION DEPARTMENT RECREATION OFFICE COORDINATOR Assists in the coordination of daily operational office related tasks. Such as, merchandise ordering and sales, work orders, stocking, member registrations and scheduling of events. Oversee inventory for both the Recreation department and Art Center. Schedules staff for Recreational Sports Complex, game rooms, and special events. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Experience in general office operations and background in administration skills. • Knowledge of Microsoft software programs. • Strong organizational skills. • Ability to multi-task and possess excellent customer service skills. • Must be available weekends and holidays. • Valid Driver’s License.

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment

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


THE NEWSPAPER Page HIDEABOUT XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., MAY 2021 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: http://www.roamingwood.com/

2021 Proposed Meeting Schedule

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

May 26 June 23 July 28 Aug 25

Sept 22 Oct 9 (9am) Nov 24 Dec 22

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

Date

2021 Holiday Schedule

May

Monday, May 31— Memorial Day

July

Monday, July 5— Independence Day

September

Monday, September 6— Labor Day

November

Thursday, November 25— Thanksgiving

November

Friday, November 26— Day After Thanksgiving

December

Friday, December 24— Christmas Day (Observed)

December

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

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Meter located in the house NOTICE

Roamingwood Sewer & Water Radios, Touchpads & Meter Tampering

RS&W needs to remind our customers & inform our newest members of the community, that the Radio, Touchpad & Meter on or in your home or located on a post near the road, are not to be tampered with. With the ending of the 1st Qtr here in the Hideout, unfortunately we were faced with a large increase in radios & touch pads missing & meters not reading. It is important for every homeowner to be aware of what these are, where they are located and most importantly, again, they are not to be tampered with. Should you be planning any renovations to the interior area, where the meter is located or to the exterior where the radio is mounted, or landscaping near a radio post, you will need to call RS&W for an inspection, or temporary removal of the device, until construction is completed. If a device goes missing during construction or at any time, the homeowner will be charged for a new device to be installed. There is no charge for this service, as we understand renovations will be done on homes. We appreciate your cooperation and do not wish to have to charge anyone for a new device, that was removed or disconnected in error.

Look for this box on your house or a post out near the street. The black box is a touchpad inside the radio box

Customer Contact Information

Customers should confirm ALL Contact Information directly through RS&W. Although the Hideout POA Registration does share New Owner information with RS&W, we are not the same entity. It cannot be assumed that we have the most current and accurate information from the POA. The responsibility for accurate information for the Utility, is the responsibility of the customer. Undeveloped properties are especially susceptible to not being updated. We encourage you to contact us to verify your information if you have not received a bill. We frequently get mail returned to us and too often cannot contact the homeowner with the outdated contact information we have. Emails are great way to reach out to our customers. RS&W has been leading an email initiative and asks all customers who have not provided us with an email, to do so. We still have too many missing. This will also enable us to reach the entire community with an Emergency notification, should one arise, and announcements to better inform our customers. If you have any questions or want to confirm your billing and contact information, please call our office at (570) 698-6162. Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM.

RS&W SEEKS QUALIFIED MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING The Nominating Committee for Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association is seeking qualified candidates to run for the Board of Directors. There will be two (2) positions open in this election year. The term of office is three (3) years. Qualified candidates must be Members in good standing and be available to attend regular monthly meetings of the Board. Board Members receive no compensation. MEMBERS WHO WANT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR NOMINATION BY THE COMMITTEE MUST SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTEREST BY 4:00 PM, FRIDAY JUNE 11, 2021. This short letter expressing interest in being nominated should include: 1) name, address and lot number; 2) brief resume of work and volunteer experience; 3) short statement as to why you would like to be a Board Member. After Letters of Interest are received, the Nominating Committee must assure there is a minimum number of nominees. Notice of the Committee’s decision will be mailed to all persons expressing interest by Wednesday June 16, 2021. In this notice, the Committee will ask candidates to answer two written questions, the answers to which will be used in the ‘Election Newsletter’. It is important that you answer the questions, so that your complete views are expressed. Further election information and other important dates will be published in the June edition of The Hideabout. REMEMBER! EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST SOON! Direct all inquiries to: Nominating Committee, P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436, Email: rswa@roamingwood.com, or hand deliver your Letter of Interest to the RS&W office Monday-Friday between 8:30 am-4:30 pm.


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of March 31, 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)

440,827 (27,708) -

1,320,465 (44,063) -

1,321,875 (44,061) 875 875

(1,410) (2) (875) (875)

(1,751)

-0.4%

413,119

1,276,402

1,279,564

(955) (141)

-95.5% -84.9%

599 253

66 73

3,000 498

428,854

(2,847)

-0.7%

413,971

1,276,541

9,923 1,602 6,796 36,290 22,205 11,288 3,960 1,939 2,725 755 3,270 67,896 15,290 37,584 5,283 -

6,750 3,750 8,500 46,900 21,600 14,233 2,500 810 540 450 4,423 25,704 13,460 29,225 2,624 2,548

3,173 (2,148) (1,704) (10,610) 605 (2,945) 1,460 1,129 2,185 305 (1,153) 42,192 1,830 8,359 (2,624) 5,283 (2,548)

47.0% -57.3% -20.0% -22.6% 2.8% -20.7% 58.4% 139.4% 404.6% 67.8% -26.1% 164.1% 13.6% 28.6% -100.0% -100.0%

4,744 638 1,698 15,665 13,035 3,841 300 399 155 200 1,745 17,805 11,842 7,801 337 -

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

226,806

184,017

42,789

23.3%

TOTAL INCOME

652,813

612,871

39,942

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

103,119 864 22,165 3,927 10,986 33,487 3,091 17,474 6,684 149,765 827 18,995 132,201 13,677 60,236 10 14,904 14,602

112,922 1,191 21,195 2,307 793 35,509 3,038 23,615 5,307 127,963 982 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 4,612 22,891

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

607,014

597,883

208

6,379

607,222

604,262

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

45,591

8,609

36,982

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 90,000

129 90,000

-

0.0% 0.0%

129 81,250

388 270,000

388 270,000

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(44,538)

(81,520)

36,982

45.4%

(82,548)

(263,604)

(317,100)

NET DUES RELATED 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

440,625 (14,687) 875 875

425,937

427,688

45 25

1,000 166

426,007

(1) (875) (875)

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

YTD ACTUAL

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME

440,625 (14,688) -

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

-0.1% 0.0% 0.0%

1,322,480 (83,124) (438) -

(3,162)

-0.2%

1,238,918

(2,934) (425)

-97.8% -85.3%

2,700 437

1,283,062

(6,521)

-0.5%

1,242,055

46,656 1,757 69,240 37,845 34,469 30,903 3,960 5,165 4,780 1,675 9,150 154,891 42,704 126,059 865 24,566 -

20,250 3,750 93,300 48,475 38,000 42,706 3,500 4,482 1,620 1,440 11,319 68,393 38,555 101,838 6,764 11,700 9,561

26,406 (1,993) (24,060) (10,630) (3,531) (11,803) 460 683 3,160 235 (2,169) 86,498 4,149 24,221 (5,899) 12,866 (9,561)

130.4% -53.1% -25.8% -21.9% -9.3% -27.6% 13.1% 15.2% 195.1% 16.3% -19.2% 126.5% 10.8% 23.8% -87.2% 110.0% -100.0%

20,539 793 64,677 19,715 30,607 22,706 300 4,349 805 1,760 5,165 74,493 37,168 121,078 2,073 11,973 1,857

80,205

594,685

505,653

89,032

17.6%

420,058

6.5%

494,176

1,871,226

1,788,715

82,511

4.6%

1,662,113

9,803 327 (970) (1,620) (10,193) 2,022 (53) 6,141 (1,377) (21,802) 155 15,129 (13,190) 1,640 5,203 1,657 (10,292) 8,289

8.7% 27.5% -4.6% -70.2% -1285.4% 5.7% -1.7% 26.0% -25.9% -17.0% 15.8% 44.3% -11.1% 10.7% 8.0% 99.4% -223.2% 36.2%

102,249 1,328 21,128 1,660 1,480 29,650 256 16,482 6,649 104,237 951 27,493 97,922 1,367 60,511 252 174 21,056

311,919 2,705 126,021 8,435 13,153 100,174 3,575 53,349 17,680 466,367 2,693 58,683 387,779 33,998 191,923 412 40,258 44,693

338,766 3,573 90,718 6,921 2,377 103,527 4,115 70,646 17,621 383,888 3,236 102,373 357,032 45,951 196,317 5,000 16,056 68,172

26,847 868 (35,303) (1,514) (10,776) 3,353 540 17,297 (59) (82,479) 543 43,690 (30,747) 11,953 4,394 4,588 (24,202) 23,479

7.9% 24.3% -38.9% -21.9% -453.3% 3.2% 13.1% 24.5% -0.3% -21.5% 16.8% 42.7% -8.6% 26.0% 2.2% 91.8% -150.7% 34.4%

308,790 3,506 109,713 4,937 3,581 91,118 765 49,710 18,455 432,051 3,195 70,072 343,885 40,455 207,825 2,705 3,227 51,608

(9,131)

-1.5%

494,845

1,863,817

1,816,289

(47,528)

-2.6%

1,745,598

6,171

96.7%

500

625

19,138

18,513

96.7%

1,463

(2,960)

-0.5%

495,345

1,864,442

1,835,427

(29,015)

-1.6%

1,747,061

(1,169)

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

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

6,784

(46,712)

53,496 -

0.0% 0.0%

388 243,750

53,496

16.9%

(329,086)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFICIT

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

(93,196) 738 (15,369) 32,363 11,219 (22,199) 869 (17,474) (4,745) (147,040) (72) (15,725) (64,305) 1,613 (22,652) (10) (9,621) (14,602)

(106,172) 2,559 (12,695) 44,593 20,807 (21,276) (538) (23,615) (4,497) (127,423) (532) (29,701) (93,307) (1,857) (36,214) 957 (4,612) (20,343)

12,976 (1,821) (2,674) (12,230) (9,588) (923) 1,407 6,141 (248) (19,617) 460 13,976 29,002 3,470 13,562 (967) (5,009) 5,741

46,656 1,757 69,240 37,845 34,469 30,903 3,960 5,165 4,780 1,675 9,150 154,891 42,704 126,059 865 24,566 -

311,919 2,705 126,021 8,435 13,153 100,174 3,575 53,349 17,680 466,367 2,693 58,683 387,779 33,998 191,923 412 40,258 44,693

(265,263) (948) (56,781) 29,410 21,316 (69,271) 385 (53,349) (12,515) (461,587) (1,018) (49,533) (232,888) 8,706 (65,864) 453 (15,692) (44,693)

(318,516) 177 2,582 41,554 35,623 (60,821) (615) (70,646) (13,139) (382,268) (1,796) (91,054) (288,639) (7,396) (94,479) 1,764 (4,356) (58,611)

(380,208)

(413,866)

33,658

594,685

1,863,817

(1,269,132)

(1,310,636)

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

(84,948)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 53,253 (1,125) (59,363) (12,144) (14,307) (8,450) 1,000 17,297 624 (79,319) 778 41,521 55,751 16,102 28,615 (1,311) (11,336) 13,918 41,504

ACTUAL (288,251) (2,713) (45,036) 14,778 27,026 (68,412) (465) (49,710) (14,106) (431,246) (1,435) (64,907) (269,392) (3,287) (86,747) (632) 8,746 (49,751) (1,325,540)

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 22,988 1,765 (11,745) 14,632 (5,710) (859) 850 (3,639) 1,591 (30,341) 417 15,374 36,504 11,993 20,883 1,085 (24,438) 5,058 56,408


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ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: March 31, 2021

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

426,007 A

428,854 B

(2,847)

-0.7%

413,971

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

226,806

184,017

42,789

23.3%

80,205

652,813

612,871

39,942

6.5%

494,176

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

607,222

604,262

(2,960)

-0.5%

495,345

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

45,591

8,609

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS)

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: March 31, 2021

90,129

90,129

(44,538)

(81,520)

YTD ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

1,276,541 A

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

36,982

(1,169)

-

0.0%

81,379

36,982

45.4%

(82,548)

OPERATING FUNDS (YEAR TO DATE) YTD VARIANCE % BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF) 1,283,062 B

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

(6,521)

-0.5%

1,242,055

594,685

505,653

89,032

17.6%

420,058

1,871,226

1,788,715

82,511

4.6%

1,662,113

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

1,864,442

1,835,427

(29,015)

-1.6%

1,747,061

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

6,784

TOTAL INCOME

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF March 31, 2021

(46,712)

270,388

270,388

(263,604)

(317,100)

ADJUSTED FORECAST

53,496

(84,948)

53,496

C

0.0%

244,138

16.9%

(329,086)

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

2,342,771

2,340,739

2,032

0.09%

2,028,588

7,477,521

7,483,489

(5,968)

-0.08%

6,991,708

7,673,658

7,616,330

(57,328)

-0.75%

7,293,530

(63,296)

-48%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

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

(196,137)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS)

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,277,688)

(1,214,392)

(63,296) 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 $45K; expenses fav $22k 4 Maintenance: Revenue on budget; expenses unfav $72.4k 5 Administration: Revenue fav $74.5; expenses unfav $25.7 6 All other amenities on track with budget

(1,278,373)


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THE HIDEOUT POA, INC 2021 Capital Expenditures - As of March 31, 2020 New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

Under (Over) 3,500 1 17,000

Backup generator for Public Safety Four new two-way radios Radar Display Units (4)

Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety

10-45 10-46 10-47

ABDI Proprietary Scanfast - license scanner

Public Safety

10-48

6,000

6,000

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

15,000

15,000

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

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

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

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

30-49

10,500

9,342

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

150,000

150,000 48,375

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

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

10,499

5,535

465

7,400 (26,378) 1,158

9,625 2,210

290 4,000

17,158

(674)

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

Double door freezer

Snackbar

70-41

4,000

***Snow Mobile

Ski Hill

90-37

3,500

3,500

-

***New Wheel Loader

Facilities Maintenance

90-38

45,000

45,000

-

***Salt Spreader

Facilities Maintenance

90-39

5,406

5,406

-

***Plow

Facilities Maintenance

90-40

6,927

6,927

-

60,833

161,955

386,644

7,508 41,393

47,492 4,108

4,415 4,000

487,766 Adjusted Budget

548,599

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

-

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

10-42

26,000

-

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

26,000

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

Public Safety

10-44

6,000

-

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

Buoys for lakes

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

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

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

11,786

New heater for North pool

Pools & Beaches

15-41

3,000

-

2,437

Repair Kiddie Pool

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

55,000 16,000

15,000 5,989

11 45,000 1,800 2,314 563

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

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

-

18,000

2 NordicTrack commercial treadmills (replacements)

Recreation

16-41

6,000

-

6,356

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

-

(356) 4,000

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-41

40,000

-

-

40,000

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

-

200,000

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

-

200,000

Road Paving - large Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

100,000

-

-

100,000

Stormwater maintenance allocation

Facilities Maintenance

30-40

200,000

-

18,184

181,816

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

2,500

20,500

25,000

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

10,474

39,526

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

Replace Salt Shed

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

90,000

-

26,576

12,000 63,424

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

12,689

41,311

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

100,000

-

3,300

12,000 96,700

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

-

27,900

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

-

22,000

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

17,950

297,050

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

-

(15,499)

(308,411)

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

150,000

5,113

144,888

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

-

50,000

2,700

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

-

90-41

3,860

3,860

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

6,687

168,798

1,713,063

330,753

2,099,708

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol ***Bouys

Lakes & Marina

1,875,175 * Prior Carry Over

Adjusted Budget

1,881,862

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

67,520 2,430,461

+ 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 March 31, 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 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

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

% OF $ PAID

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

185 * 783 1,736

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc.

6.6% 21.0% 45.9%

YTD Dues Analysis: $5,100,908 collected through March 31, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $86,706

Current Projection

2021 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3625 3625 PROJECTION

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,706,250

6,706,250

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VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

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

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

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

September 8, 2021 - April 20, 2022 2021 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

48,307

62,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

(13,693)

% of $ Budgeted 78%

Meet – Wednesdays – 12:30 p.m. Have More Fun – Meet New Friends Join Now Call Reggie (570) 698-7429

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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A Message from the Communication Committee to Members of The Hideout

Communication Committee of The Hideout has a mission to 570-226-1944 cell: 570-470-5716 Theenhance dialog between POA members and various departments

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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:

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he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on March 2nd, 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 February 2nd, 2021, carried 2-0. S. Swingle moved to approve the treasury report for February 2021, carried 2-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: Hackford – Lot Consolidation was reviewed the Kiley Assocs. representing. Deed of Consolidation description provided, T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 2-0. Culotta/Cutler sub-division lot consolidation reviewed comments addressed. S. Swingle moved to approve carried 2-0. Czubowicz – subdivision was reviewed recommendation of Driveway permit and a defined area of the right of way through property. T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 2-0. Merritt Sub-division reviewed 2 lots had lines moved so each lot has septic access and structures within the property lines. T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 2-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its February Activity Report. They responded to 24 incidents, held 4 trainings and 4 meetings. They received Covid grant funds and were able to purchase some needed items. 2) Maplewood Fire Co provided its February 2021 Activity report showing 23 alarmed responses 16 of them medical calls, they held 4 trainings. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month of

February they handled storms and did some pushing back with the grader as well as have to work on the grader. Old Business: 1) Co Stars Winter Season Salt order for 2021-2022 Winter Season was discussed. T. Jaggars noted that this season’s allotment has been used and no additional salt can be ordered through the CoStars Contract. T. Jaggars moved to increase next season to a total of 225 tons, noting we are required to take 60% but may go over an additional 40% if needed, carried 2-0. 2) Spring White Goods collection days will be April 3rd and April 17th, 2021 from 9am until 1PM. 3) Playground site work needs to go out for bid for April opening. The playground equipment has been purchased and is in storage. The site work will require digging and frost walls and drainage. T. Jaggars moved to advertise for bid opening April 6th, carried 2-0. 4) Building Addition noted plans received. T. Jaggars moved to receive bids for the Utility building addition until April 5th at 3PM, opening is scheduled for April 6th, 2021 at 12:30PM for review approval and award will be done April 6th, 2021 at 7PM during the Monthly meeting, carried 2-0. New Business: 1) Primary Election is scheduled for May 18th, 2021, S. Swingle moved to approve the use of the Township building for election, carried 2-0. 2) Wedco annual subscription noted due. T. Jaggars moved to approve same as last year at $300.00 carried 2-0. Additional Public Comment: None S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 2-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary ■


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We would like to recognize our Parents Fred and Patti Beermann, on their 50th Wedding Anniversary, May 9, 2021!!! Through the years and still in love! We love you Mom and Dad, Grandma, Grandpa-Papa!!! Love Always, Dawn, Sean, Sean J and Kyra Bartoszewicz Darren, Noelle, Lauryn, Dillon, and Chase Beermann Danielle, Brad, and Emily Paige Schumacher

Pictured above is Bill Wagner, V.P. of the Hideout Help A Hero Fund, presenting a donation to Deputy Chief Boogertman. During the month of March, the Hideout Help A Hero Fund received a letter from the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Company, requesting our assistance for one of their members. Deputy Chief Dave Boogertman’s wife Barbara has been battling a serious illness since late last year and the medical bills have been increasing and the family was struggling to meet those expenses, along with everyday expenses.

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Pictured above is Bill Wagner, V.P. of the Hideout Help A Hero Fund, presenting a donation to Erin Mattox, Rhetts wife. During the Month of April, the Hideout Help A Hero Fund received a letter from the Ledgedale Volunteer Fire Company, requesting our assistance for the family of one of their members. Long time Fire company and dive team Rhett Mattox, who had been battling a serious illness since last year, succumbed to a fatal heart attack. His long term illness had depleted the family funds and there was no life insurance.


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The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of each month. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com. The Hideout Book Club: 2020-2021 Book Selections

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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.

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THERE’S NOT A MOMENT TO SPARE!!!

HUMMINGBIRDS

Hideout Adult Bowling League

That hum you hear Inside your ear May at times appear to ring If you’re not sure What brings this roar It helps at times to sing That noise my boy Can bring on joy If you cease to toy around These small flirting birds Sing songs you’ve heard They are everywhere to be found Hummingbirds are cooler than Most birds that fly and nest Their colors bright They rest at night In daylight they never pest So my friends this poem ends Now discover what soon looms These beauties’ that are heaven sent To nurture all that blooms.

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!

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. ■

MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD Love is all around us, Its presence plain to see --Radiating from within, It’s seen through you and me; It’s in our hearts to give away And in the words we speak That show how much we truly care To everyone we meet. Love is full of special feelings --Joys and smiles and tears, And memories that linger on Throughout each blissful year; Still, love is all this and more. It’s learning to give and take; It’s letting go, while holding on All for true love’s sake --It’s forgiving and forgetting All past wrongs and hurts, And knowing it is far more precious Than all the gold on earth.

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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James Dolan - graduating from Fordham Preparatory School, Bronx He will be attending Georgetown University. He has been a lifeguard for the past three years (going on 4).

Jack Helm 8th grade graduate

Picture of Jill and Jack Helm. Jack is graduating from 8th grade in June 2021.

Tina Fumo...graduates May 2021 Bachelor of Science from Kings College, Wilkes Barre.

Anya Rusnak Pre School 2008

Anya Rusnak Western Wayne Graduate 2021

Ava Karabuber is graduating 5th grade. “Congrats Ava. We are all so proud of you. Good luck in middle school.”

Eeva Nurminen, graduating Immaculate Heart Academy High School in May 2021

Congratulations to our Granddaughter Brianna Elizabeth Wert on graduating Magna Cum Laude from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Sociology!! All in just 2 1/2 years! Bob and Mickey Wiegand


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Laura, Colton, Cody & Lily

Sirkka Nurminen

Pauline & Melba

Mommy, Gaga & Ma

Jessica Gold with Baby Lilah Goldstock

Jolanta Losiewicz

Love Adam, Ava, AJ & Brandon


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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) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of The Hideout Community: Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed. Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Judy Restaino, Co-Chair, at (570) 698-9840. The HASG believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbor Club is a function of The Hideout Adult Social Group we are pleased to offer these services to ALL Hideout residents.


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

ATTORNEY

LOT FOR SALE

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

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

• 78 Parkwood Drive FREE Lot for Sale Call Pat at 347-729-8228

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

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

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.

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

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

-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!

Wear Your Mask

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

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

MAY 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. ■


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Ask for Lisa or John

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

Power washing too!

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BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc.

∙ 229 Mount Cobb Highway, Hamlin, PA 18427 ( 570-689-4071 ∙ 250 Sunrise Ave., Honesdale, PA 18431 ( 570 253-3540 ∙ 653 Rt. 739, Lords Valley, Hawley, PA 18428 ( 570-775-0598 ∙ 20 Oak Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 ( 845-252-3955 ∙ Rt. 507 & Brink Hill Road, Greentown, PA 18426 ( 570-676-9860 Boom Truck - Fork Lift Service - Prompt Delivery

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Let our local businesses know that you saw their ad in THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER!

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REAL ESTATE

Love at First Sight? By: Terri Ditty, Associate Broker

E

ight Seconds, folks. That’s all it takes for most buyers to form a first opinion of your house. It’s not long, so you really, really, really need to make it count. Ideally, your home will impress and motivate a buyer to swiftly make an offer. There’s no denying the importance of curb appeal. It bears repeating again and again, how your home looks from the street will shape a buyer’s overall expectations. In fact, some prospects do not even make it inside your front door if they are turned off by the exterior. The following checklist is a simple guideline to ensure the outside of your home is attractive enough to encourage a walk through. Tidy Up - Rake leaves, sweep walkways, and clear the steps. Color Splash - Brighten your landscape with seasonal flowers, remove dead shrubbery or tree limbs. Remove Clutter - Neatly stow all unnecessary items out of sight.

Face Lift - A fresh coat of paint on the entrance door, new doormats, and clean windows will freshen up the house and make it seem newer. Power wash decks and patios. Clear the cob webs around windows and soffits. Functionality - Fix or replace broken doorbells, outdoor lighting, wobbly hand rails and loose paving stones. Consider the Rear View - Buyers will want to see your backyard. The same rules apply; keep it tidy, colorful, well maintained, de-cluttered and functional. Landscape - There are times that adding elements to your landscaping can help curb appeal, but there are also times when removing something is more effective. Following these simple exterior ideas will help maximize your home’s attractiveness. Creating a great first impression provides you with a competitive edge and added value in any real estate market. ■

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M&D PLUMBING (570) 352-6716

Licensed & Fully Insured NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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

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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

570-229-0260 570-470-8666

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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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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1002 Forest Lane POA Member

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

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

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

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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

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

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

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


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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 16 Agway - Lake Ariel Page 58 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 19 All American Computer Repair Page 58 All-Out Logging & Landscaping Page 14 Allatto’s Painting Page 48 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 Canine Connection Page 62 Carey Construction Page 22 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 19 Carney For Magisterial District Judge Page 14 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 63 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 Chapman Family Enterprises, LLC Page 24 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

H & R Block Page 24 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 12 KBS Enterprises Page 22 KidsPeace Page 24 Koberlein Septic Page 34 Lighthouse Harbor Marina Page 13 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 63 M and D Plumbing Page 63 Maureen Barry for Tax Collector Page 58 Meagher For Wayne County Judge Page 11 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 27 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 15 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 24 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 63 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Robert Batzel for Lake Township Page 58 Rosler for Wayne County Sheriff Page 12 Santana Income Tax Service Page 5 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 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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