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Life is better in a Gold Star Community NOVEMBER 2020 • VOLUME 39 • ISSUE 11

640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA

2020-2021 Board of Directors

l to r: Andrew Miller - President, Michael Terranova - Vice President, Louis Delli Santi - Secretary, Marie Krauss - Treasurer, Jerry Restaino - Director, Paul Spiese, III - Director, and Richard Yocum - Chairman President's Message Community Manager's Message Chairman's Message Facilities Corner Public Safety Corner Recreation Corner Communications Corner Food & Beverage Corner Registration Corner Management Team Contacts The Hideout Spotlight

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Environmental Page 10 Clubhouse Menus 17, 18 BOD Meeting Minutes 21, 31 Recreation Events 25-29 Committee Minutes 30, 32-33 Veterans pullout 35-38 Golf Page 39 Employment 40 Financials 50 - 53 Classifieds 53 Advertisers' Directory 60


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We are thankful and grateful for the trust and friendships our community has blessed upon us. Thank you for making us #1! From our family to yours we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Tim & Heather Meagher

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Give thanks for each new morning and shelter of the night. Give thanks for friends and family, those we love with all our might.

“Happy Thanksgiving!” from Larry & Terri Ditty and Staff


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FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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ear Hideout members:

To all of you and my fellow Board Members thank you for entrusting me once again to carry out the special role as Board President especially in the middle of a pandemic. It is a responsibility I do not take lightly and pledge to work tirelessly on behalf of the community. But I will not be doing this work alone: I am pleased to be joined by Chairman Rick Yocum, Vice President Mike Terranova, Treasurer Marie Krauss, Secretary Lou Delli Santi, and Directors Jerry Restaino and Paul Spiese. These individuals represent an array of talent and diverse backgrounds which will continue to serve The Hideout well. Congratulations to Mike and Jerry on their re-election to the Board. The past several months have been challenging for everyone. Since the pandemic began, we adjusted our lives in ways we could not have fathomed: many lost their lives, home and social life changed drastically, young people had their education uprooted, and many lost their job. For The Hideout this meant constantly deciphering the latest government guidance and having to adjust the way we serve the membership, while keeping everyone safe. It required us to be ever the more vigilant over our finances to ensure that we continue

FROM RICHARD YOCUM

to maintain the community while adjusting spending responsibly and understanding the plight of members. Despite these challenges, by all accounts our golf season was one of our best, most of our amenities were extremely busy, and home sales are at a record pace. While we are not out of the woods yet, as we enter our 51st year we are in a strong position to surpass our position as the best recreational community in the region. Thank you to Larry Fratton and the entire staff for their efforts and to the membership for their patience. The Board has begun the budget process for 2021. The proposed budget keeps operating and capital spending flat – while allowing for projects put on hold due to COVID-19 to resume. I encourage every-one to review the proposed 2021 budget and provide feedback at the Community Budget Review meeting on December 5.

We are all aware of the large number of home sales in the last six months. Along with the many home sales in our community comes an opportunity to get involved. We have many new members, as well as our more established members, all with various backgrounds and interests. November is the month when applications are accepted for our various committees. We have 14 different committees here at The Hideout. A committee consists of community members, a department manager, and a representative of the Board. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestions. A list of these committees can be found in The Hideabout Newspaper under the heading of “Board Liaisons”. Our committees have

FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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eaves, leaves, and yes more leaves. It is the time of year when nature gives us beauty and proceeds to leave the left overs for us to clean. This brings me to an important point The Hideout Covenants require of our home owners. The Hideout Covenants require homeowners clean and maintain the swales and culverts associated with their property. This is an important function because it will assist in the effective dispersal of water from rain storms which have had a devastating effect on The Hideout in recent years. Stormwater management is an ongoing and costly task our maintenance department works at most of the year. As you drive throughout our beautiful community you will notice swale work completed by our excellent maintenance staff. The POA has provided the needed equipment to our staff enabling them to complete work at substantial savings to The Hideout, negating the need to hire outside contractors.

We are all aware COVID-19 is still present and in some cases on the rise. The Hideout is requiring members wear masks at times when they are visiting Hideout facilities and venues. We have recently installed signs detailing the In the meantime, on behalf of the Board, requirement of wearing masks at the I wish everyone a happy and healthy South and North mailbox areas. We have Thanksgiving. ■ been informed some members were not following the Governor’s guidelines at the mailboxes so we have added a friendly reminder. We want to especially thank all members who have been following the guidelines requiring the wearing of masks. This is especially important because it protects our employees and fellow members. Research has indicated the wearing of masks is very effective in preventing the spreading of this deadly virus. We hope this message finds you all safe and mindful of the continued threat of the virus.

Chairman's Message

As I write this article for The Hideabout, I have been chairperson of the Board of Directors for 3 days. I want to thank my fellow Board members for their support and look ahead to working with them to continue moving The Hideout forward into the future.

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historically played an important role in the operation of The Hideout. A committee can make recommendations, from their area of responsibility, to the Board of Directors by filling out and submitting a Committee Meeting Report (CMR). Applications for committees are available at the POA Office. Pick a committee that is of interest to you and fill out the application. By volunteering for a committee you will meet your neighbors, get a feel for what’s happening in our community and contribute to a forward looking Hideout. Please take this opportunity to volunteer and get involved. In closing, I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your family and friends and above all stay well and stay safe. ■

Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays will be here before we know it. We are aware that some of us may wonder what there is to be thankful for in this current environment. These days are challenging especially with the restrictions placed upon us. We would ask you to take the time to enjoy this holiday with family and friends. Enjoy the company of those who bring a special warmth with their smile or conversation, enabling us to forget for a short time the challenges we face. The holiday season brings its

own challenges to many of us however we should look for new ways to experience this time of year. There is much beauty around us and our ability to survive in the most difficult of times is a testament to us all. Overcoming adversity is one of the most positive reinforcement of the human spirit. We want to share updates on some of our amenities and progress we are making in various areas. By the time you read this message you will have noted The Hideout, with the direction of our excellent Recreation Department conducted a Trunk or Treat for Halloween. This year many organizations cancelled this event, however we feel we have safe guards in place where we can safely offer this activity. Our Food and Beverage amenity is still offering great meals and service at reasonable prices. We suggest you take in the Ski Hill Grill for breakfast and lunch. The Ski Hill has also enjoyed some renovations providing for more safety for our members. Our Maintenance staff is getting their equipment ready for the winter weather that will be upon us soon. Maintenance has performed excellent work on stormwater projects this year. Our Golf amenity had an excellent season with many members enjoying our course. The golf course received many accolades this year because of its excellent condition through the golf season. The course will stay open until such time the weather forces us to close for the season. We will be doing line painting at some amenities including the mailbox areas and the walking path around the lake. As you go about cleaning your property this fall, please be mindful of your neighbors. Be kind to each other and help each other as much as you can. Kindness goes a long way and the kindness will be rewarded. We are most appreciative of those of you who help our employees and The Hideout. We are always looking for volunteers to serve on committees. If you are interested in part time employment and would like to earn some extra money check out our staffing openings. Above all continue to be alert and stay safe. ■


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FROM HEATHER HOPKINS, FACILITIES MANAGER

FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

he colors that we experienced from the changing of the leaves this fall was truly spectacular. I saw so many beautiful photos taken by our members of the splendor that we are so fortunate to be able to call our home. As the trees complete their transition, the leaves begin piling up and covering the ground in a blanket of warm colors. Now begins the seemingly never-ending task of cleaning up the leaves which no one, with the exception of the young children, enjoys.

s the leaves are changing and the nights are getting colder its time to start firing up those fireplaces, wood stoves, and gas heaters. With the start of the heating season there are a few important safety precautions that you should take to insure the safety of your home and family.

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When you begin cleaning up your property, please do not rake or blow the leaves onto your neighbor’s property, into the road, into the lake, or into the drainage system along the roadside of your property. If you choose to burn the leaves, please make sure you use caution and are following the rules for burning under the Environmental Control Committee Manual (i.e. no open fires). You will also want to confirm with the Township that there is not a burn ban in affect. In the alternative you may bag up your leaves and bring them to the trash/ recycling area. It is of particular importance for our members to maintain and clean their stormwater drainage systems. Accumulated leaves and debris in drainage ditches and culvert pipes threatens to cause severe damage to our road infrastructure, which in turn shortens the life expectancy of our roads and berms. During periods of heavy storm water runoff, blocked or restricted culvert pipes can cause water to deflect or alter from its intended course and onto adjacent properties. In our Protective

Covenants it states that each owner shall keep drainage ditches and swales located on their lot free and unobstructed and in good repair. With this in mind, all property owners are asked to inspect and clean their storm water drainage systems along their property during and after the critical fall season. If you are not a full-time resident, provisions should be made to ensure that the drainage system along your property does not restrict water flow. If the culvert pipe under your driveway is collapsed it is your responsibility to have the culvert pipe replaced. Our department recently facilitated the re-paving of the parking lots at the Main Gate Mailboxes and the North Gate Mailboxes. The parking lines will be painted in the near future. Speaking of line painting, the walking trail around Roamingwood Lake and the parking lot of the trash/recycling area will be painted in the upcoming weeks. A large stormwater project on Roamingwood Road was just completed and I am proud of the work that our facilities maintenance team did there which shows impressive skill and capability. We have a few smaller projects scheduled for the next month or two, weather permitting, wherein our stormwater work will come to a close for 2020. I wish you and your families a very happy Thanksgiving. ■

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

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SMOKE DETECTORS Smoke is responsible for three out of four deaths. • Install smoke detectors on every level of your home and outside of sleeping areas. • Test every detector at least once a month. • Keep smoke detectors dust free. Replace batteries with new ones at least once a year, or sooner if the detector makes a chirping sound. • If you have a smoke detector directly wired into your electrical system, be sure that the little signal light is blinking periodically. This tells you that the alarm is active. • Inexpensive smoke detectors are available for the hearing impaired. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS They remain your best bet if you're on the spot when a fire begins. • Fire extinguishers should be mounted in the kitchen, garage, and workshop. • Purchase an ABC type extinguisher for extinguishing all types of fires. • Learn how to use your fire extinguisher before there is an emergency. • Remember, use an extinguisher on small fires only. If there is a large fire, get out immediately and call 911 from another location.

• Use a fireplace screen to prevent sparks from flying. • Don't store newspapers, kindling, or matches near the fireplace or have an exposed rug or wooden floor right in front of the fireplace. • Have your chimney inspected by a professional prior to the start of every heating season and cleaned to remove combustible creosote build-up if necessary. • Install a chimney spark arrester to prevent roof fires. • When lighting a gas fireplace, strike your match first, then turn on the gas. FURNACE/SPACE HEATERS Used improperly, a space heater can be the most dangerous appliance in your house. • Install and maintain heating equipment correctly. Have your furnace inspected by a professional prior to the start of every heating season. • Don't store newspapers, rags, or other combustible materials near a furnace, hot water heater, space heater, etc. • Don't leave space heaters operating when you're not in the room. • Keep space heaters at least three feet away from anything that might burn, including the wall. • Don't use extension cords with electrical space heaters. The high amount of current they require could melt the cord and start a fire.

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• When lighting a gas space heater, strike your match first, then turn on the gas.

Remember, you're deliberately bringing fire into your home; respect it.

Never use a gas range as a substitute for a furnace or space heater. ■

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner O ctober was a great month for us here in the Recreation Department. We were able to brain storm and creatively come up with some special events that allowed us to follow capacity rules and socially distance. When met with the challenge of trying to provide great events for the community under strict guideline, my staff has risen to the occasion. They have made me very proud and I am so happy with their performance.

free event put on for the community members. It seemed to be well received and we look forward to the next one.

If you have not signed up for our Indoor Golf Simulator League please call Recreation ASAP. This league will Cluster mailboxes within The Hideout are limited. The United States start mid-November and run through I also want to thank the community Postal Service has advised The Hideout that their is to and/or 9 the newpolicy year. You willrevoke play a different members for being so supportive. This reassign the box of individuals who do not retrieve their mail for a period hasn’t been an easy time for anybody and hole course every week. Groups of four will have different throughout the community participation of three or moremember’s weeks. Please be sure to pick up your mailtimeslots from your box the week. The cost of the league will be and ability to adjust has been amazing. on a regular basis. If you are unable to retrieve your mail from your We had our first outdoor movie where we $5.00 a week per individual. There will be boxplayed for an extended you took should prizes makeawarded arrangements at the end with of the the season. the movie Sonic.time, This event Lake Ariel Post OfficePark. to have mail held■or forwarded and ask how to place at Roamingwood We had great participation we gave away free preserve your boxand assignment. popcorn and apple cider. This was a great

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FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

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ope this month finds you healthy and enjoying getting ready for the holiday season.

For this issue, I reached out to the membership to send in photos of the veterans in their lives to showcase for Veterans Day, November 11th. The response was overwhelming! The pride this demonstrates for those who have served our country is uplifting. Please see the Veterans pullout on page 35. November is a month dedicated to giving thanks. Throughout this issue, you will see a "thank you" to several professions that have kept us going through this challenging time with COVID-19. Please take a moment to give thanks for all that they do. Additionally, in this month's issue, the Public Safety Department is in "The Hideabout Spotlight." Please see pages 8 and 9. You are sure to be impressed with all they do for our community! In our December 2020 Hideabout, I would like to highlight your favorite holiday recipes that you make year after year for family and friends. Please send it to lgreen@thehideout.us by November 20th to share in the December 2020 issue with your fellow Hideout Members. All recipes are welcome. The Community Relations Department is doing its best to keep communication lines open between the membership and Administration. To date, we have over 2700 members receiving email blasts

from The Hideout. This is a great way to keep current with information directly from the POA. If you have not signed up for email blasts, you can call the POA Office at (570) 698-4100, ext. 107, and I would be happy to help you. The Hideout official Facebook page (@ Hideout Property Owners Association), is updated by The Hideout POA staff. Facebook is a quick resource to see up-to-date information directly from the Administration. The Hideabout Extra is developed bi-weekly, in a day-by-day format for a quick guide to the days' happenings and is available at the gates. Look for the color change to know it is a new addition! The Communications Committee is still looking for additional members. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please go to the POA Office to apply. If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can best communicate with you, please don’t hesitate to call me at (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 or email me at lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you!

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FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Registration Corner I t has been a somber time here at the POA with Debbie Henneforth passing in mid-September. Hideout Staff and Members displayed such amazing generosity, the ham dinner benefit for her family, hosted by Hamlin Fire and Rescue was just about sold out within just a few weeks. Our hearts are heavy with her loss. She was a dedicated staff member, quite the spit-fire, and will be missed immensely.

Here in Registration we are preparing for the upcoming New Year. Paperwork is being processed, stickers are being ordered and plans are being made to make revalidation seamless, efficient, and member friendly. November is traditionally the start of the holiday season. It is also the month that we FALL BACK to Eastern Standard Time. Election Day is Tuesday Nov. 3. PLEASE GET OUT AND VOTE!! Veterans Day is on Wednesday, November 11. Please take a moment to remember all our men and women who have served and continue to serve in our Armed Forces to protect this Great Nation.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, when ordering on line, remember to list your physical address as well as your “mailing address”. If you have a mailbox here in The Hideout use only the “number” The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. USPS is currently contracted for Amazon deliveries. Without a Hideout mailbox your packages will not be delivered. Fed Ex, UPS or any ground delivery, will deliver to your physical address. Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26. Let’s all give thanks for our loved ones, while also keeping police, fire, emergency services, and the medical staff in our thoughts for coming to the aid of our citizens during these uncertain times. THE POA OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY, NOVEMBER 26 ■

From my family to yours, I wish you a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving! ■

FROM ASHLEY FONZO, FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER

Food & Beverage Corner I t’s that time of year when everyone brings out their flannels and scarfs and goes on the hunt for pumpkins, spice, and everything nice. You may have noticed all of the fall flavors in Chef’s specials the past few weeks. This season screams for warm and hearty meals, cider cocktails, and pumpkin beers. You can experience all the season has to offer when you join us for dinner! Our specials will continue the theme throughout the next few weeks as well as adding a new special feature, Slow Roasted Prime Rib. Watch for that weekend special around November 20th. In addition, you may have also noticed some new art work on our walls in the Bistro. We had decided to continue with our Resident Talent Wall. If you haven’t been lately, come in and take a look at some of the selections we have up. Supporting each other throughout our community is very important so all photos or hand-painted, one of kind art works are for sale. If you are interested in purchasing or have a piece you would like to feature please reach out to me! Many of you have already visited the Ski Hill Grill. But for those of you that don’t know we have recently opened the Ski Hill for breakfast and lunch. The new hours will be Wednesday - Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It’s the perfect

place to stop for a breakfast sandwich on your morning walk or call ahead to order lunch on your way out for the day.

A few housekeeping items to note: The restaurant and event industry is still following Governor Wolf’s mitigation orders at this time. We have chosen to self-certify at the Clubhouse and the Ski Hill Grill so that we can continue to accommodate 50% capacity. In addition, the purchasing of alcohol still must be accompanied by a meal and stop by 11:00 p.m. Staff is working hard to make sure the facilities are cleaned and sanitized and are continuing to use their personal protective equipment to ensure the health and safety of all. We ask that everyone who joins us at either location, at this time, continue to use a mask when in the buildings and away from your table or to stay home if you aren’t feeling well. As a reminder we will be closed on Thursday, November 26th for Thanksgiving Day. We hope you all enjoy a warm and wonderful holiday at home with your loved ones. ■

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

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he Hideout Public Safety Department prides itself on providing the highest level of public safety services. The Hideout Public Safety Department utilizes a fleet of 5 radio motor Patrol Vehicles (4 marked, 1 unmarked) dispatched by a state of the art 2-way radio communication system, 2 Lake Patrol Boats, a fully equipped Emergency Services Response Command Trailer, 4 Kustom Electronics radar speed enforcement units & 1 Speed Monitoring Awareness Radar Trailer, an animal transport trailer along with an Avid microchip scanner for pet identification and enforcement, a Jon Boat with a Rescue Alive ice rescue apparatus, and a Public Safety Emergency Response Text Messaging System. All Patrol Officers are 1st Aid, CPR, and AED Certified, with some officers being Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). These Public Safety Department EMTs make up The Hideout

Emergency Response Team (HERT), who respond to all medical aided calls in The Hideout, whether on or off duty, through notification by our HERT Text Messaging System. The Public Safety Department responds to approximately 365 medical aided calls a year here in The Hideout. These aided calls account for approximately 30 to 35 percent of all calls for service handled by the Public Safety Department. The Emergency Response Team responds 24-hours a day to medical emergencies within the community providing support and care until the arrival of advanced life support. To enhance the team’s effectiveness, all Hideout Public Safety Patrol Vehicles are equipped with AED’s, oxygen, and a fully stocked medical bag. The Patrol Vehicles are also equipped with state of the art digital encrypted 2-way radios with all the necessary emergency lighting and sirens. To enhance the team’s effectiveness the team also utilizes their Emergency

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Services Trailer which can be deployed in the event of a catastrophic emergency such as a fire or large medical emergency. It also provides for the setup of an incident Command Station for responding emergency personnel. The team has been responsible for saving many lives through the years and are very proud to provide this valuable service to our membership. The Department upholds and enforces the governing documents of the community while providing a safe environment in which our community can flourish. The Hideout Public Safety Department accomplishes its mission through the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated public safety and security program, in partnership with the community that we serve. We pledge to deliver professional safety and security services that value and respect the rights and differences of all members of the community. We are committed

to providing our community with a full range of services that meet the highest professional standards. Ultimately, we strive each and every day to earn the trust, confidence, and respect of the membership of the Hideout Community. The Hideout Public Safety Department complies with Minimum Manning Protocol. This basic law enforcement principle insures that a sufficient number of personnel are on duty during a given shift to address the needs of the membership and provide for Officer Safety. In keeping with this theory, three Patrol Officers are scheduled on a given shift. During peak periods and identified holiday weekends additional Patrol Officers and Public Safety Communications Officers are scheduled for duty. The Public Safety Department is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Director ■


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Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Director

Tina Corma

Lt. Nick Ardito

Sgt. Phil Williamson

Sgt. Dennis Murray

Cpl. Kenny Baux

Cpl. Jim Reese

PSCO 1st Class Kelly Slattery

PSCO Carolyn Sanders

PSCO Leonora Mocerino

Ptl. Chris Chopko

Ptl. Samantha Harris

PSCO Kimberly Good-Kizer

Ptl. Michael Moore

Ptl. Jennifer Jackson

Patrick Rohr & Tim Gardner

PSCO Donnamarie Bachmann

Ptl. Chuck Shifler

Ptl. Jake DelRosso

PSCO Michael Barr

Ptl. Brandon Salas

PSCO Susan D'Orazio

Ptl. Daniel Hawthorn

PSCO Garry Garrison

PSCO Rachel Lydon

Ptl. Alex Badiu

Ptl. Nicole Shradnick

PSCO Gio Nerys

Ptl. Jake McDonnell

Ptl. Jeffrey Behnke

Editor's Note: Some members of the team are not pictured above: Paul Capezza, Jeanice Dietrich, Mike Rotolo, John Wilcox, Marilyn Olan, Boat Patrol - Joseph Clauss, Chuck Bertani, Pool/Beach Officers - Brandon Figueroa and Ron McCord.


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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed., Assistant Community Manager and Environmental Manager ey folks! We hope the month of anticipate such a What’s “Hiding Out” in our October was an enjoyable one with high demand. All H family time spent outdoors, making the 200 native plants Community this Month? most out of the changing foliage and we had in stock crisper temperatures. If your lot was decorated for Halloween, current rules indicate that those decorations are to be taken down no later than 2 weeks after that particular holiday has passed. If corn stalks are being left on display for Thanksgiving, please ensure there are no corn cobs attached as it could be perceived as feeding wildlife. Any decaying pumpkins should also be discarded. If you are continuing to clear up your lot of downed leaves, please do not blow them onto the roadway or into any surrounding bodies of water. Ensure that all leaf litter/debris is not obstructing your ditches, culverts, or swales as is required per our Protective Covenants. Leaf litter in these areas prevents stormwater from being properly conveyed away to where it needs to go, and will cause issues to not only your property, but neighboring lots as well. Roamingwood Lake should be appearing lower than normal as the yearly drawdown event is underway, having commenced on October 19th. We are anticipating a 5’ drawdown of the lake this year but are permitted to go as far as 10’ below normal pool if need be. By this point, homeowners should be making necessary arrangements with their docks if removing them for the winter. Removal of docks is not required, but many residents do a full or partial removal to prevent ice damage. Be sure to have your dock and/or bulkhead properly identified with your lot number as is required. Thank you to all of those who came out to the Native Plant Giveaway event hosted on Friday Oct 2nd. It was an overwhelming success and we did not

were distributed to members within 2.5 hours, which clearly indicates an interest by the community to get more involved in native planting efforts. Plans are already underway to continue hosting similar opportunities moving forward, where the membership can be provided with education on best planting practices and also, how to look out for invasive and non-native species of plants.

Japanese Barberry, Berberis thunbergii

Until then, if you want to learn more about our community’s forest, planting practices, and how deer impact the community’s landscape, be sure to visit https://www.hideoutassoc.com/ Amenities/Forest.

• Black Legged Ticks, which can carry and transmit Lyme’s Disease to humans, favor Japanese Barberry as habitat due to its ability to hold humidity and offer protection. WhiteFooted Mice also favor the safe haven offered by this plant and act as carriers for infected Ticks, helping them spread while searching for forage. For human health factors, and to promote native vegetation growth, all Japanese Barberry should be removed from your property if currently present.

Did you know that POA Management and the Wildlife & Forestry Committee are currently working on getting the entire community designated as Certified Wildlife Habitat through the National Wildlife Federation? To see progress made for The Hideout thus far, and for more information on how to get your own garden or property designated as Certified Wildlife Habitat, be sure to call (570) 698-4100, ext. 122 and/or visit https://www.nwf.org/CommunityWildlifeHabitat/Communities/Community/471. C Alley Cats of Lake Wallenpaupack have been busy TNR’ing cats throughout the 2020 season. So far, 39 cats have been processed, with 20 of those being kittens which were put into foster care and are up for adoption. As for adults, 19 were treated and returned. We intend to host C Alley Cats for a COVID compliant educational forum here in November, so be sure to keep an eye out for an official date and time. ■

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ver wonder what that green or burgundy colored, prickly shrub is that’s dominating the forest floor of your lot? More likely than not, it’s Japanese Barberry. This plant is considered highly invasive and, unfortunately, outcompetes native vegetation often forming dense thickets. Here are some facts you might not have known about Japanese Barberry, and some tips/tricks for removal efforts:

• Was originally introduced to the United States as an ornamental shrub due to its resilience, especially to deer browsing pressure. • It’s a relatively disease resistant plant. • Has small, oval, alternate leaves and will grow 2-3’ upon maturity. • It produces a small, red colored fruit that persists through the winter season. Birds will feed on the fruit, helping the plant spread to new areas through the bird’s droppings. • It is so rampant and out of control that many states are outright banning its sale at plant nurseries and garden centers.

New York, Ohio, and West Virginia have already banned its sale, and Pennsylvania may soon be joining that list. • Manual Removal: Pull the entire plant out, including roots, early in the year before seeds emerge. Be careful as the plant has small spines that can cause cuts and abrasions. Wear thick leather gloves and thick long-sleeved shirts/thick pants. You should double bag it and discard. The Hideout does not allow open burning, but if you have an approved and fully screened firepit, you could burn the plant if dry. • Chemical Spraying: You can spray the entire plant at a 2:1 ratio mixture of both Glyphosate and Triclopyr via a Backpack Sprayer. Other formulations of either Glyphosate or Triclopyr would be equally successful and it is recommended you utilize a dye in your mixture to help ensure adequate coverage and that you didn’t miss any areas. Once the plant has fully died, you could then mow it down or manually remove it (including roots). Conduct spraying efforts between Mid-May and Mid-October for best results. ***If spraying near a water source, be sure to use a formula that is approved for that type of application. You will notice that there was quite an abundance of Japanese Barberry planted throughout POA common areas a number of years ago. Planning efforts are in motion to try and strategically remove these plants and replace them with native grasses or shrubs in the near future. Info courtesy of: https://extension.psu. edu/the-invasive-japanese-barberry ■

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.


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Are you experiencing issues receiving physical deliveries to your dwelling? We’re here to help you out! When placing an order or making arrangements for physical deliveries that are too large to be received at your USPS designated mailbox, be sure to keep the following in mind: For all mail, including UPS, FedEx, and other delivery service orders, you must indicate your name, your lot number + street name, followed by your mailing address for The Hideout, and then Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Ex) John Smith 542 Lakeview Drive West (Your Mailing Address Number) The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Please note that USPS will never deliver packages to your dwelling. If a parcel cannot fit inside of your USPS mailbox in the community, they will either leave you a key to access it inside of a larger USPS mailbox nearby OR they will leave you a notice indicating the package was held at their facility and must be picked up there.

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Board Meeting Minutes - September 26, 2020

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

decisions for gathering limits. The Hideout wants to maintain a healthy environment for all and is proud of the success with social distancing and masks and will continue these requirements. The Judge’s ruling does not affect social distance and mask requirements. The Hideout restaurant will increase operations from 25% to 50% capacity. Food & Beverage: The Clubhouse will be Pledge of Allegiance offering football specials with food served in a specific fashion to ensure continual Chairman requested cellphones be silenced consumption for the duration of the football and explained when asking a question to viewing. The Ski Lodge snack bar was use the microphone and state their name renovated last year and Supervisor Arlene and lot number. Also, informed members the will begin serving breakfast at this location meeting is being video and audio recorded Sunday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Servers and bartenders are still needed for streaming purposes. There were no in Food & Beverage. objections to the recording of the meeting. Ski Hill: The State of Pennsylvania is strict with ski hill functions and annual inspections 1. Approval of Minutes: are required. The ski lift towers required 20-50 painting which is completed. Two new “lift” MOTION RESOLVED THAT features have been added for safety called the September 26, 2020 Board Meeting magic carpets which are conveyor lifts. Agenda be approved. Railing is required for the magic carpets Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by in Pennsylvania and this is being installed Marie Krauss, and passed 7-0. by a local contractor, Tom McCleary. Unfortunately, the cost of wood for the railing 20-51 MOTION RESOLVED THAT has doubled, but savings in other areas minutes from the July 25, 2020 Board permitted this work. Advice was solicited Meeting be approved as submitted. from the Governor’s Office for opening the ski Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded hill, but there are no guidelines established at by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. this time. The ticket windows will be moved out of the rental shop to promote social 20-52 distancing. Disinfecting processes will be MOTION RESOLVED THAT instituted in rentals. Due to the cold and the minutes from the August 14, 2020 Workshop wearing of gloves, it was determined that the Meeting be approved as submitted. lift bar will not be sanitized. A process for Motion made by Richard Yocum, seconded on-line reservations is also being developed by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. to promote social distancing. Facilities: Larry credited Chairman Michael 20-53 Terranova for his diligence in securing quality MOTION RESOLVED THAT equipment at discounted prices for The the minutes from the September 18, Hideout. The Hideout just purchased a used 2020 Workshop Meeting be approved as street sweeper to replace the current street submitted. sweeper which did not perform to standards Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by this spring. The equipment will facilitate Jerry Restaino, and passed 7-0. in-house work is more efficient and reduce costly outsourcing. At this time, contractors 2.Board of Directors Comments: None. are currently in high demand and it is difficult to secure their services in a timely manner. 3.Management Reports: (Questions or Bulk garbage day is scheduled for October Comments will be taken after each report24, 2020 from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with limited to 5 minutes each) new restrictions to be published. The last Community Manager, Larry Frotten. bulk garbage day was a huge undertaking Larry welcomed everyone to the meeting. and was costly to members at about $45,000 As of the date of this workshop, The Hideout which was greatly above budget. employs 69 full-time employees, 77 partThere is an issue with the outlet structure time employees and 51 seasonal employees of the dam on Roamingwood Road. The for a total of 197 employees. This amount structure allows The Hideout to control the will reduce with the season for lifeguard level of Roamingwood Lake. The structure employment ending. The Hideout is fully was constructed in 1969 and is made of staffed. The Maintenance Department has concrete with metal gates that open in great employees. In Registration, there is sequence. The concrete structure itself is one employee out for an extended time, but leaking and the fix for it is temporary and not work will continue because of successful guaranteed. The Board is reviewing different cross-training. Ashley Fonzo, the new Food repair costs and options. An e-mail blast was & Beverage Manager, is very innovative sent to membership regarding Roamingwood and member oriented, and the department Lake algae bloom levels. The results came is successful based on income. Operating back this morning clearing the levels and decisions come from the executive managers lifting lake restrictions. consisting of the Community Manager, Ryan Hill, Assistant Community Manager, Assistant Community Manager, Financial is reviewing with Amazon the possibility of Manager and Human Resources Manager Amazon lockers for deliveries. The Hideout who meet every Wednesday. All managers is on the list of potentials, but the lockers meet on Thursday every other week to would need to be accessible to residents discuss each function and share ideas. The outside of The Hideout. The Hideout is Governor’s decree changed based on a recommending the North Gate. Federal Judge overruling Governor Wolf’s There has been issues at the Recycling

Center with a lack of membership badges and/or vehicle stickers. Members will be approached to register their vehicles and renew their membership badges. Line painting is being contracted for the walking path alongside Roamingwood Lake. Recreation: The CDC has recommended that trunk-or-treat or door-to-door trick-ortreat activities not occur this year. The Recreation Department is working on a way to hold the trunk-or-treat event within the CDC guidelines and recommendations. IT: Donald Yocum, IT Manager, switched the telephone systems for a savings of more than $600 per month. Public Safety: Members requested that Stockfarm Gate exit be accessible to all and not just members. The Board agreed and the system was disabled. This change will be monitored and reviewed. Financial: Negotiations have begun with the insurance broker for the 2021 insurance. There is an estimated 8% increase in the premiums. Richard Yocum, Board Treasurer, gave the financial report. The Hideout accounts are as follows (rounded): Operating Checking accounts: $651,000 Operating Investment accounts: $2,438,000 (included $200,000 for emergency operations and recommended $1,000,000 for year beginning operations) Capital Reserve Investment: $4,429,000 New Capital Reserves Investment: $334,325 Dues only cover 63% of operation expenses and the other 37% comes from amenity income. The Board determined at the beginning of COVID to restrict expenditures to emergency, safety and contracted items only to offset the amenity income losses. The remainder of the capital expenditures in the budget were pushed to next year. In compliance with the Bylaws, the Budget Committee met on August 29, 2020, reviewed the proposed budget, and approved the same after discussion. The Board was presented with the budget at the Workshop last Friday to review without discussion. The new Board will meet on October 23, 2020 for the annual budget review. Dues collected to date are at 87%. There have been 347 resales to date compared to 225 total resales in 2019. Rentals for June 176, July 386, August 477, and September 123 for $69,400 in income. Larry clarified that amenity income is short $500,000, but holding some capital expenditures to replenish shortages to keeps funds within budget. 4. Unfinished Business: (Questions or comments with regard to Unfinished Business) The following Resolutions were passed at the August 14, 2020 Workshop Meeting: 20-54 MOTION RESOLVED THAT effective October 1, 2020 the fine structure for the use of fireworks in The Hideout without Board Approval, with the exception of sparklers on private property, be amended and to deter violations with violations continuing year-to-year as follows: 1st Offense $500.00 Each Additional Offense $500.00 fine increase from previous fine (i.e. Second offense $1,000.00 3rd Offense $1,500.00) plus suspension of member

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privileges for the remainder of the year Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. 20-55 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the CMR from the Nominating Committee removing a candidate from the 2020 election mailing and ballot if there is no response and required documents are not received prior to Monday, August 17, 2020 when election documents are sent to the printing company. Motion made by Rick Yocum, seconded by Marie Krauss, and passed 5-0-2 with Jerry Restaino and Michael Terranova abstaining. All candidates submitted the required documents before August 17, 2020 and were included on the ballot. RESCIND 20-55 MOTION RESOLVED TO rescind Motion 20-55 and include all candidates on the election ballot as all documents were received prior to ballot printing. Motion by e-mail vote and passed 5-0-2 with Jerry Restaino and Michael Terranova abstaining as they are candidates in the Board election. 20-56 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception for bid for the unbudgeted purchase of software for budgeting and forecasting purposes in an amount not to exceed $25,560.00 as the software is the most cost effective with the required features for the purposes intended and upon the recommendation of management. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. 5. New Business: (Questions or comments with regard to New Business) 20-57 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted capital purchase of a street sweeper for the cost of $4,000.00 plus delivery. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Jerry Restaino, and passed 7-0. 20-58 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted new capital purchase of a Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) for use at the Ski Hill for an amount not to exceed $6,250.00. Motion made by Michael Terranova, seconded by Richard Yocum, passed 7-0. 20-59 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve Golf Maintenance’s request to purchase a Sand Pro Mower to replace the mower that the engine broke under unbudgeted capital from the lowest qualified bidder at a cost of $19,250.00. The bids came in at $19,459.82, $19,890.95, and $19,250.00. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Marie Krauss, and passed 7-0.

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operating revenue through our own efforts. In order to meet that need, we are asking for your financial assistance. Additionally, we are well aware that we couldn’t open our doors without generous volunteers, and an active Board of Trustees. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer or applying to be on the Board, please stop in or call the library. Ask for Lynn or Joy, and we will give you more information about the opportunities available. We want to do everything we can to remain relevant for many years to come. We look forward to meeting you soon! November first we are implementing winter hours. We will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Those hours will be subject to change based on how busy we are, so feel free to check our website, libraryhamlin.org, for up-to-date information, or as always you can drop in or give us a call at (570) 689-0903. ■

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Fall Festival 2020 - October 17th

October 17th the Recreation department hosted its annual fall festival at the Outdoors Sports Complex. This year would be a little different than normal years, with masks and social distancing in place. We also had to make sure the event didn’t exceed a certain capacity number with new capacity rules in effect. However, such obstacles did not stop a great event from taking place. Community members came and abided by the new guidelines and it was a great day had by all. Pumpkins were available to purchase for community members to participate in our annual pumpkin painting contest. Winners were awarded a certificate for the store in Recreation. I want to thank the community members for coming out to this event and also cooperating and understanding with different guidelines in place. â–


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November Recreation Activities Fri.

Nov. 13 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.)

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Nov. 1 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

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Nov. 2 Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday)

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Nov. 2 Walking for Wellness 4pm-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Mon., Wed., Fri)

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

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Nov. 2 Fitness Center Reverts to Winter Hours

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Nov. 14 Indoor Prepaid evening bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

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Nov. 2 RSC Tennis Pass begins

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Nov. 15 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

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Nov. 2 RSC Pickleball Contracts begin

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

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Nov. 2 After School Open 3:15pm-5pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

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Nov. 16 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly)

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Nov. 2 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly)

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Nov. 17 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.)

Wed.

Nov. 18 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Tues. Nov. 3 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Wed.

Nov. 4 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Wed.

Nov. 4 Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Thurs. Nov. 5 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly) Fri.

Nov. 6 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10am-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person

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Nov. 6 Intermediate Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 12pm-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Fri.

Nov. 6 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.)

Sat. Nov. 14 Zumba w/ Ashley 9am-10am in the Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly)

Thurs. Nov. 19 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly) Fri.

Nov. 19 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10am-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly)

Fri.

Nov. 20 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.)

Sat. Nov. 21 Zumba w/ Ashley 9am-10am in the Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly) Sat.

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

Sat.

Nov. 21 Indoor Court prepaid evening books 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

Sat. Nov. 7 Zumba w/ Ashley 9-10am in the Aerobics room $10 per person (Weekly)

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Nov. 22 Tennis Clinics & Lessons at RSC Indoor Courts 10am-4pm (Weekly)

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Mon.

Nov. 23 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly)

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Nov. 24 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.)

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Nov. 25 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

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Nov. 25 Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

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

Sat. Nov. 7 Beginner Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 1pm-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. Nov. 7 Indoor Court prepaid bookings Saturday evenings 5pm–8 pm (Weekly) Sun.

Nov. 8 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

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Nov. 9 After School Open Gym 3:15pm-5pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

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

Wed.

Thurs. Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Recreation Office Closed Fri.

Nov. 27 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10am-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person

Nov. 11 Veterans Day Holiday

Fri.

Nov. 27 Intermediate Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 12pm-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly)

Wed.

Nov. 11 Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Sat.

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

Wed.

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

Sat. Nov. 28 Beginner Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 1pm-2pm RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Thurs. Nov. 12 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly)

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Nov. 28 Indoor Court prepaid bookings Saturday evenings 5pm-8pm (Weekly)

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Nov. 30 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly)

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December Recreation Activities Tues. Dec. 1 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Wed. Dec. 2 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. Dec. 2 1pm Quilters Room (Weekly) Thurs. Dec. 3 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly) Fri. Dec. 4 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10am-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person Fri. Dec. 4 Intermediate Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 12pm-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. Dec. 4 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Sat. Dec. 5 Zumba w/ Ashley 9am-10am in the Aerobics Room $10 per person (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 5 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 5 Beginner Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 1pm-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 5 Indoor Court prepaid Saturday evening bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 5 Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Roamingwood Lake Sat. Dec. 5 Hideout Santa 5k Run/Walk starts 11am near Clubhouse Sun. Dec. 6 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon. Dec. 7 After School Open Gym 3:15pm-5pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Mon. Dec. 7 Open Play Pool lower level of clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly) Tues. Dec. 8 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.) Wed. Dec. 9 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. Dec. 9 1pm Quilters Room (Weekly) Thurs. Dec. 10 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly) Fri. Dec. 11 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10am-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person Fri. Dec. 11 Intermediate Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 12pm-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. Dec. 11 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Sat. Dec. 12 Zumba w/ Ashley 9am-10am in the Aerobics room $10 per person (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 12 Beginner Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 1pm-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 12 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 12 Indoor Court prepaid Saturday evening bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Sun. Dec. 13 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Mon. Dec. 14 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly) Tues. Dec. 15 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Wed. Dec. 16 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. Dec. 16 1pm Quilters Room (Weekly) Thurs. Dec. 17 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly) Fri. Dec. 17 Hip-Hop Dance Class w/ Rebekah Ciannella 10am-11am Aerobics Room $10 per person Fri. Dec. 17 Intermediate Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 12pm-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Fri. Dec. 18 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Sat. Dec. 19 Zumba w/ Ashley 9am-10am in the Aerobics room $10 per person (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 19 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 19 Beginner Pickleball Lesson w/ Pat 1pm-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 19 Indoor Court prepaid evening bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Sun. Dec. 20 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon. Dec. 21 After School Open Gym 3:15pm-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.) Mon. Dec. 21 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. Dec. 22 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed. Dec. 23 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. Dec. 23 1pm Quilters Room (Weekly) Thurs. Dec. 24 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly) Thurs. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve Recreation Office Closes at 1pm Fri. Dec. 25 Christmas Day Recreation Office Closed Sat. Dec. 26 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Sat. Dec. 26 Indoor Court prepaid evening bookings 5pm-8pm (Weekly) Sun. Dec. 27 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Mon. Dec. 28 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6pm-9pm (Weekly) Tues. Dec. 29 Open Play Pickleball 1pm-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Wed. Dec. 30 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30am-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed. Dec. 30 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Thurs. Dec. 31 Recreation Office Closes at 3pm Thurs. Dec. 31 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1pm-4pm (Weekly)


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 9/25/2020 Environmental Control Committee Agenda Friday, 9/25/2020

Call to Order at: 9:00am

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Environmental Control Committee

Environmental Control Committee Minutes of Meeting - 10/9/2020 Agenda Friday, 10/9/2020

Call to Order at: 10:00 am

Call to Order 9:00amDone Pledge ofat: Allegiance: Pledge of Allegiance: Done Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Lieberher, Paul Spiese, Heather Hopkins Facilities Manager, Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Lieberher, Paul Spiese, Heather Hopkins Facilities Dennis Polhamus Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Administrative Assistant. Manager, Dennis Polhamus Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Administrative Assistant. Excused: Excused:

Allegiance: Call to Pledge Orderofat: 10:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Jeffrey Ross, Larry Lieberher,Paul Spiese, Heather Hopkins Facilities Manager, Dennis Present: Jeffrey Ross, Officer, Larry Lieberher,Paul Spiese,Assistant, Heather Hopkins Facilities Polhamus Permitting Tina Fairfax Administrative Manager, Dennis Polhamus Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Administrative Assistant, Excused: Excused:

Guests:Guests: NoneNone

Frotten- Community - Community Manager, RyanRyan Hill – Assistant CommunityCommunity Guests:Guests: LarryLarry Frotten Manager, Hill – Assistant Manager/EnvironmentalManager Manager Manager/Environmental

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 9/25/2020 by: Jeff Ross

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 9/11/2020 by: Jeff Ross Seconded by: Larry Lieberher Seconded by: Larry Lieberher

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 9/25/2020 by: Approved via email.

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 9/25/2020 by: Approved via email.

All in All favor: All All in favor: Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus:

Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus: See attached sheet. Lot/Street Type Owner Approved Reason Contractor Yes No 3444 Chestnut Hill Shed Reilly Rocky Mountain 1165 Woodridge

Shed

Reniere

Home Depot

2520 Oak Circle

Deck

Lambros

Ron Barillo

2520 Oak Circle

Sunroom

Lambros

Ron Barillo

3275 Northgate

Generator

Corma

Rinker

651 Lakeview Dr

Detached Garage

Gazo

John Bolles

651 Lakeview Dr 1092 Westwood 682 Vista Ct

Shed Shed Shed

Gazo Wlaslo Gekht

John Bolles Lamberton Allen Builders

Permits for Review: ECC Committee Meeting Friday, 9/11/2020 Review/Discussion

All in favor: All in favor: Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus:

Permits issued by ECC Permitting Officer Dennis Polhamus: See attached sheet. Approved Lot/Street Type Owner Reason Yes No 1974 Lakeview Dr Deck Guruianu Y 3064 Northgate Rd Detached Garage Valentin Y 560 Lakeview Dr Deck Dounias Y 2019 RoamingWood A/C Guattery Y Pending new 47 Parkwood Dr Detached Garage Kerines Y drawing 951 Westwood Ct

Shed

4134 Chestnut Hill Shed Rd 3567 Chestnut Hill Generator 1735 Lakeview Dr Detached Garage 3337 Northwoods Pl Generator 2144 Roaming Wood Deck 513 Lakeview Drive Attached Garage

Contractor CMs Brothers Brothers Scottys Brothers

Hale

Y

Exterior Structures

Vanison

Y

Lakeville supply

Alemi Olsen Christie Becker Bodiziony

Y Y Y Y Y

Rinker Top Quailty Rinker Owner Owner

Review/Discussion 1. Updating The ECC Manual: In the process of reviewing the 2020 ECC Manual for updates. When review is complete, proposed changes/additions, etc. will be brought to the committee for input and approval.

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2. Permit Timeline Adjustments: We are reviewing adjustments to timelines for permit items going int 2021. For some items, 6 months is too long. Once the review is complete, it will brought to the committee for input and approval.

2. 3. 4. New Business: No new business to discuss Motion to adjourn: Jeff Ross Seconded by : Larry Lieberher

3. Pool Allowance and Permiting Procedures: Discussion of possibility of allowing wading pools, inflatables, kiddie pools, including permitting and policies and procedures for allowance of these types of pools (i.e. size/placement limitations, no decking, no concrete pads, etc.) 4. Permit Update 2021: Looking at tightening up the langague and procedures a bit.

All in favor: All

5. Lot 2401 Fence for handicapped child: Dennis is looking for ideas on how to lend assistance to this family. The committee discussed various possibilities.

Meeting ended at: 9:22am ■

6. Dennis Kozac Lot 2265 Dock Permit Denial: The committee upheld the denial.

Online Gate Access Hideout Members can register guests online. No need to call the gate. You not only have the ability to register your guests online but also on your mobile device. 1. Members must be in good standing 2. Members must first fill out the registration form to setup a login on our website at www.hideoutassoc.com. The Registration form is under the Resource tab then click on Gate Access. 3. You will receive a confirmation from The Hideout once you register.

New Business: Flag/Sign CMR - Presented by Ryan Hill Ryan Hill presented a CMR addressing Flags and Signs for the committees review. After a lengthy discussion and revisions made, the CMR was voted on (2 Yes, 0 No) signed and will be submitted for Board review. Motion to adjourn: Larry Lieberher Seconded by : Jeff Ross All in favor Meeting ended at: 1:25 pm ■


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Board Meeting Minutes - September 26, 2020-Continued from page 21 20-60 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted capital purchase of a contour mower deck for a price not to exceed $8,877.50 for Golf Maintenance. This item was under the bid requirement amount, but is sold by licensed distributor with specified coverage areas. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Paul Spiese, and passed 7-0. 20-61 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid for the unbudgeted new capital purchase and installation of additional safety features including 1,240 feet of handrail required by Pennsylvania for the magic carpet installed at the Ski Hill by the single bidder Thomas McCleary, Jr. d/b/a Top Quality Home Improvements for an amount of $41,957.58 as time is of the essence and on the recommendation of management. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Michael Terranova, and passed 7-0. 20-62 MOTION RESOLVED TO approve the exception to bid of $20,800.00 to restore Lot 2388 to pre-construction condition to mitigate the issues caused by construction including, but not limited to, soil erosion, unsafe structure and remediate blighted property and assess the cost against the property owner as work was not performed by the contractor in the time allotted. This exception is based upon time being is of the essence, Kovaleski being a preferred vendor and the lower of the 2 bids received, and based upon recommendation of management. Motion made by Jerry Restaino, seconded by Richard Yocum, and passed 7-0. Andrew Miller commended management on their prompt action and response to member concerns regarding this issue. (Questions or comments with regard to Committee Recommendations, if any) 6. Committee Recommendations: The Environmental Control Committee presented the following CMR in an effort to reduce the destructive impact of the Spotted Lanternfly: 19-29 MOTION AMENDED RESOLVED TO permit lot owners to attach sticky insect bands to Spotted Lanternfly (“SLF”) infested trees upon their lot. Insect bands should be placed 4’ above ground and be tightly secured around the circumference of the tree to ensure no gaps. An insect band with a width of 3-5” is recommended and may be held in place upon the bark of the tree by the use of push pins. Members should additionally place a small section of vinyl mesh screening similar to window screen mesh over the insect band. The mesh may also be held in place by use of push pins. Insect bands must be inspected routinely by the lot owner. If any animals become stuck to the insect band, it is the lot owner’s responsibility to coordinate with an animal care specialist. Owners should not attempt to remove the animal themselves as they may put themselves and/or the animal in danger.

The insect bands may be placed upon trees April through December, keeping in mind that routine replacement of the bands between those timeframes may be necessary by the owner. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0. 20-64 MOTION RESOLVED THAT consistent with Title 18, Section 3505 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, it shall be a violation of Hideout Rules and Regulations to intentionally or knowingly operate a drone to conduct surveillance of an another person in a private place, operate in a manner that places another person in fear of bodily injury or to deliver, provide and transmit contraband. All exceptions in the Statute shall apply. In accordance with Part 107 of Chapter 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, drones shall be operated and registered consistent to Federal Aviation Administration rules and be marked on the outside with the registration number and flyer shall carry proof of registration. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Louis Delli Santi, and passed 7-0. Andrew Miller reported that the ECC submitted a CMR requesting the Board to regulate drones, but research revealed that Pennsylvania Statute does not allow more restrictive regulations on the operation of drones, so this resolution will reinforce the statute for operation of drones within The Hideout. (General Comments and Questions) Lot 3740. Member asked what the standard practice or protocol for Public Safety to monitor member events at amenities. Jerry manner of the application being secured after initially being declined, Jerry requested Larry to instruct Public Safety to monitor the event. Lot 3011. Member expressed disagreement with paying security staff overtime to monitor the event. Lot [unclear]. Member indicated she e-mail each member of the Board regarding the time change for events to end at 10:00 p.m. She received only one response and for one member her e-mail was blocked and questioned why she did not receive a response. The Board explained that Directors cannot individually speak for the Board so e-mails and other items are held for Board discussion at meetings and to appoint a representative to convey the answer to the member if they were not in attendance at the meeting. The change was recommended by Larry and the Board as a whole agreed with the reasoning and the change as the Board must represent the membership as a whole and act in the best interest of The Hideout not individuals or a minority of members. Membership say is in their vote for the Board of Directors and through expressing opinion to management or the Board, but one individual cannot demand a change. Lot 3402. Member expressed that the presentation on food take-out from the Clubhouse was excellent and the food was above and beyond expectation. The staff went above and beyond with customer assistance and it was heartwarming how well Food and Beverage is run now.

Lot 3738. Member seconded the compliment to Food & Beverage and the improvements. Member questioned who is complaining about noise at the OSC after 10:00. It was noted that the host cleans the location after the event. Discussion ensued about social distancing and event etiquette. Member questioned why alcohol is no longer served on the golf course. Larry indicated that the liability under the liquor license and with COVID was the reason that the Board determined not to sell alcohol on the course this year. This will be reviewed for next year, but everyone who sells alcohol or checks identification, but be RAMP certified. Member feels not selling alcohol and allowing members to bring their own alcohol is putting the license in jeopardy. It was noted that outside alcohol is not allowed on the course and it is an employee’s job duty to enforce this policy when they observe a violation. Lot 3265. Member expressed discontent with the management of the campgrounds including maintenance of roads, repair to electric, water damage at buildings, and nonattendance at campground meetings. Larry responded that these items are on the work list and will be reviewed again, but this year with limited amenity income and backlog in maintenance items are completed on a priority basis of safety. Limited storage was also discussed and will be reviewed. The following requests for information were submitted by e-mail to the Board: Lot 1734. Member questioned rumors that The Hideout purchased 2 properties near the marina. It was determined that the properties are known as Lots 424 and 425 and they were acquired by Roamingwood Sewer & Water and not The Hideout. Larry indicated that South Wayne County Sewer & Water Authority, parent company to Roamingwood Sewer & Water, from time-to-time will take over lots for their purposes and this was the case with these lots.

paragraph 10 and Section 10, paragraph 15 prohibits signs and advertisements. Community Association Institute provides legal precedent that this is not a First Amendment Right, as associations are private property. The Protective Covenants can only be changed in increments of 10 years and the majority of all members signing a Petition and a 2/3 approval vote of all members. Lots 309 and 48. Member questioned the process for assigning dock slips and the method for maintaining the waiting list. Larry researched this matter. The process of the waiting list is the preferred method of administration and members as the recommended “pool” would create confusion with constantly changing every dock usage from year to year and upset by the members already waiting for years. Lot 1742. Member objected to some information required on the short-term renter form including age, address and relation to primary renter for each occupant during the rental term. Lot 3011. Member questioned reason for change in ORC [OSC] reservation ending time from 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Larry reported that the rental contract for all areas is being re-evaluated. The end time of 10:00 p.m. is for the event itself based on noise and safety concerns based on The Hideout being a residential area, but cleanup can occur after 10:00 p.m. Other items being reviewed is the language for serving of alcohol and splitting time into morning and evening sessions to allow more usage and rental. 7. Vote to recess to Executive Session at the POA Board Room: 10:40 a.m. (see Article X, Section 20 of the Bylaws) -Legal -Personnel -Contracts Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Andrew Miller, and passed 7-0.

Lot 591. Member questioned the restriction of only “household pets” set forth in the Protective Covenants. A legal opinion was obtained that a hawk or falcon would not be considered a household pet and variances cannot be granted to the Protective Covenants. Andrew researched this matter extensively and it was determined that it would be detrimental.

8.Board moves to re-open to General Session and adjourn the meeting: 1:57 p.m. Motion made by Paul Spiese, seconded by Richard Yocum, and passed 7-0.

Lot 683. Member re-iterated previous reports regarding violations of The Hideout governing documents for administration follow-up. The violations for 4 separate properties include unregistered vehicles, unkempt properties, etc. Larry reported that the citation process is being followed and he spoke with the member and he is satisfied with the measures taken.

BOARD BUDGET REVIEW: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. at the POA

Lot 3239. Member expressed disagreement and offense being taken with the rule set forth in the Protective Covenants prohibiting signs and advertisements and/or The Hideout’s interpretation and enforcement of this rule to include political signs. Jerry indicated that the Protective Covenants are supplied to all new owners and by purchasing in The Hideout you are agreeing to abide by these covenants. Section 2,

Jill Metschulat Executive Assistant/Assistant Secretary ■

ANNUAL BOARD MEETING: October 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge

NEXT BOARD WORKSHOP: Friday, November 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the POA Respectfully Submitted,


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Public Works Committee

Meeting Minutes - October 14, 2020 Call to Order: The meeting began at 10:00 am Pledge of Allegiance Present: Robert Addieg, Michelle Popadynec, Laura Rusnak, Rich Straczynski, John Thompson, Heather Hopkins – Facilities & Environmental Manager, Craig Rafaniello – Maintenance Supervisor, Michael Terranova – Board Liaison Excused: Desiree Detres, Rich Maxwell Minutes from meeting on September 9, 2020 for approval. Any changes, questions or comments: The minutes were approved with no changes. DISCUSSION Heather informed the committee of the following: Stormwater: • Roamingwood Road – Complete • Finishing up some small projects. • Maplewood Drive – Will be done inhouse • Lakeview Drive West/Maplewood – Trees flagged for removal; Heather to reach out to engineer/surveying company. Ski Hill: Handrail is nearly completed. Towers were painted. Waterline project to begin in the next 2 weeks. Point of sale is being moved to the ski instructor building. Bob A. suggested using the ice-skating rink for the rental shop by closing it in. While a good idea, this would not occur in time for the 2020 ski season; also need Certificate of Occupancy and to add bathrooms and water. Line Painting: October 23rd or October 24th start date. Mailbox parking lot line painting will be priced out by a separate vendor. Main Gate Entrance: Announced our agreement to purchase the property; not much else to provide at this time as the Agreement of Sale has yet to be signed by the Seller. Seller has accepted our offer. Bob A. brought up the Miller Road property and how the Hideout purchased that and did not use the property. Larry talked about possibly selling off part of the Miller Road property and retaining a vegetated buffer around the back side of the lots. Nothing confirmed or decided at this point. Standing Water at North Gate: On hold until the PennDOT HOP’s are acquired as there are three driveway entrances that need to be widened and one of those driveways includes the area with the standing water. In the Spring, the

job, once the HOP is issued, would be bid and Sam Wilmot would be asked to bid it and incorporate his idea to pitch the blacktop to allow the area to drain. Laura R. said that the parking lot entrances/exits do not flow well and we should look into changing this when the widening is done. Main Gate and North Gate Mailbox Parking Lots: Both have been paved; lines need to be painted. Completion of the Main Gate parking area also completed the stormwater work and grate at the Main Gate.

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Lakes Committee Minutes October 3, 2020 Chair: Iggy Rivera (Zoom) Members: Bob Kravetz, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman (Zoom – Kent Fairfield, Steve Flapan, Karen Greenfeld, Jim McCloone, Rick Nolte) Staff: Ryan Hill, Larry Frotten Excused: Arnie Milidantri, Andrew Miller The meeting was called to order at 9:04 followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by J. Silverman, a second by B. Kravetz, and approval by all.

OUTLET STRUCTURE/DSI INSPECTION: The downstream facing lower level gate was found to be leaking from 4 locations. DSI Concrete Retaining Walls at was on site to do an inspection. Additionally, Roamingwood Dam: The retaining walls/bulkheads have been painted and two points of exfiltration were discovered in between the watertight upstream lower level cracks covered. gate and the downstream facing gate frame. At this juncture PA Dam Safety and DEP will Committee Member Comments: be requested to provide recommendations on how to best proceed. L. Frotten stated Michelle P. said she was happy that the that in the meantime, water levels will be storm grate at the Main Gate was done watched and plans made to put money aside to pay for repairs or replacement. as well as the concrete retaining walls FISHERIES SURVEY: at the dam. The Dog Park looks great and she mentioned that she was happy R. Hill will condense the fisheries reports from 2020, 2015, 2011, and 2004 and make to see the “No Digging” signs. Also that data available online via our website mentioned that her stormwater issue and our lake’s amenity tab by the years end. has not yet been fixed and she wants ACT 13 + GROWING GREENER GRANT to be included before winter. Craig said STATUS: he would take care of it. She said that R.Hill had a good conference call on 9/30 she did feel that the Main Gate road with PA DEP, PA DCED, LWWMD, Princeton from before the gate and after the gate Hydro and The Hideout about clarifying to Route 590 is a mess and could use reimbursables versus money spent to date a cleaning up. Blowing leaves, picking and the process of getting reimbursed for up trash. Craig said he will get the guys expenditures so far. When the remaining engineering and bid efforts are complete, on it. we will secure a qualified contractor and finish the project in the spring. Bob A. informed the committee that the machines at the Woodworking Shop are BIOCHAR: Currently the budget for 2021 is for $426.60 sufficient for now and do not need to shipped for 15 BioChar socks all in 2’ be replaced. He said the machines are lengths. They would be ready to go in the serviceable. spring and should be effective for total phosphorus and nitrogen removal when Rich S. asked if the North Pool was placed in stream or in water entering into going to be covered as it has a fair Roamingwood or other bodies of water. amount of green dirty water in the MicroBac can do the before and after testing bottom. Craig said that he is winterizing of the BioChar material, and it would qualify as a “water quality testing device.” the pools next week and yes, they will STORMWATER BMP’S/ENHANCEMENTS both be covered. Craig also informed the committee that there is always water AROUND LAKES: The Facilities Department has been left in the pools to keep the walls from engaged in stormwater upgrades around cracking during winter. Roamingwood Road which should reduce washouts and TSS loading into the lake. Laura R. informed the committee that on ENTRANCE POND AND FOUNTAIN: Chestnut there is a swale that is fixed A work order in still in que for the installation but needs to have the side filled. of a gravel access ramp to be utilized by NatureWorks, Princeton Hydro, and nonMike Terranova informed the committee motorized watercraft. that he had talked to a property owner NatureWorks will allocate a larger intake at 3091. They have young children and screen on the fountain that should prevent Mike asked if we would order and place the issue of clogging. The unit will be taken out in October and winterized. a “Children at Play” sign. Heather will BROOKS SPILLWAY REHABILITATION: enter a work order. It is still on que and budgeted for 2021. INVASIVE TO NATIVE PLANT INITIATIVE: Motion to adjourn: 10:00 am 200 native plants were obtained via a Motion by: Bob A. nursery and will be distributed for free to Second by: Laura R. members at the ice skating rink on Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd. Next meeting: MICROBAC LABORATORIES: 10:00 AM, November 11, 2020 ■ Water samples were taken every week from August 27 to September 18 at the marina,

main beach and north beach, and all were in acceptable levels. Tract 29: Due to budgetary restraints, spraying for reed canary grass will not be done till 2021. DAM INSPECTIONS/EAPs: Dr. Givler’s team is finalizing paperwork to reflect Heather as the new Dam Operator. PICKERELWEED TRANSPLANT: Weather patterns throughout September were hot and dry. R. Hill wanted to have some pickerelweed from Tract 29 transplanted to the Entrance Pond but it hadn’t survived. The Purple Loosestrife at Brooks needs to be removed as that is invasive. WATER QUALITY MONITORING EVENTS + PRINCETON HYDRO: On September 10th PH identified a harmful algae bloom (HAB) at the launch of Roamingwood Lake, and the community was notified. On September 23, another sampling was conducted and the bloom had dissipated. A cyanobacteria management plan and more rigorous testing is recommended for 2021. PH is scheduled to complete the aeration shutdown on Brooks and Deerfield on October 7th. NATUREWORKS: 5 acres of tape grass were treated in the southwest cove of Roamingwood on August 31st, and there were treatments for algae on 9/1 and 9/28. BOUYS/FLOATING STRUSTURES/ DOCKS/BOATS: One additional “No Wake” buoy will be added at the northern end of Roamingwood in 2021. All buoys will be removed no later than October 19th when the drawdown is set to begin. They will then be pressure washed, inspected, and inventoried for next season. All boats to be removed by 10/14. FLOATING WETLAND ISLANDS: Brooks Lake FWIs are slated to be replaced in 2021. NEW BUSINESS/OPEN DISCUSSION: 501 6-8” largemouth bass were stocked in Deerfield on September 23rd and 90 1012” largemouth in Brooks on the 24th. Any additional stocking will wait until the spring. B. Kravetz suggested doing a survey among the fishermen and recommended reinstating Catch and Release. Steve Flapan submitted his Lakes Committee membership form. J. Silverman made a motion to accept him as a member, B. Kravetz seconded the motion and all approved. Princeton Hydro’s end of year report will occur October 31st or in November. R. Hill suggested that they join us on October 31st through Zoom. The Deer Cull was discussed. The USDA comes in late November and early December to survey the herd. They recommend 10-15 deer per square mile; our goal is 20-30. We need to continue to cull as every season the numbers creep back up again. The next meeting will be on October 31st. The meeting was adjourned at 10:20 with a motion by J. Silverman, a second by B. Kravetz and approval by all. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■


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Synopsis of Lake Township Minutes - September 1, 2020

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he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on September 1st, 2020. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, at 7PM Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Timothy Jaggars, and Fred Birmelin were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited.

T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the August 4th, 2020 regular monthly meeting, carried 3-0. F. Birmelin moved to approve the treasury report for August 2020, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None

Subdivisions: None

Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its August Activity Report showing 16 incidents. They held a Yard Sale and a drive through breakfast for fundraisers, held 4 trainings and 3 meetings as well as 4 work details. 2) Maplewood Fire Company wrote providing its August activity report showing 33 Alarm responses of them 28 were medical. Maplewood held 4 training and work nights. Maplewood Fire Co will be holding a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 5th from Noon until sold out. 3) Hunter Schmitt a member of the Boy Scout Troop #102 gave a proposal to the Township to build benches for the new park or at the ball field as a project for Eagle Scout. The Supervisors appreciated the proposal and look forward to working with him. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle

reported that during the month of August. They took care of cutting brush along the roads. The lawns were mowed at both Township facilities. They have also been working with South Canaan Township assisting them with berming. Old Business: 1) Tree Removal bids received. Dave Bell $42500.00 Breymeier Excavating $68000.00 T. Jaggars moved upon review of bid to award to low bidder Dave Bell, carried 2-0-1 abstaining was S. Swingle due to a relative. 2) Fall White Goods collection will be held October 3rd and October 17th from 9am until 1pm. New Business: 1) Municipal Minimum Obligation is required to be noted in public announcement. This announcement noted that the Lake Township Supervisors will budget to appropriate funds for the 2021 Pension obligation. F. Birmelin moved to approve carried 3-0. 2) Budget 2021 is approaching and noted that request for purchase numbers need to be obtained. 3) New Truck ordered last year still waiting at RTS. COVID caused delay and backorder for items needed to up fit. Additional Public Comment: Marshall Davis of the Boy Scout Troop #102 asked questions on the prices of the Tree Removal project. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary ■

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Hideout Woodworkers Business Meeting - September 8, 2020

A meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 09/08/2020 at the woodworker shop by Ken Wenz. Pledge of Allegiance: The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting. Sickness and Distress. Bob Daly had successful surgery on his toe. Tony Cardinale is in the hospital for treatment. He’s expected home in a day or two. Correspondence. The Woodworkers sent a card to Bob Daly. Prior Meeting Minutes. Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 8/11/20. The meeting minutes were accepted and seconded for the report as read. Treasurer’s report. Dave Dimmick read the Treasurer’s Report. The report was accepted and seconded as read. Old Business: The Rebhune classic is scheduled for Wednesday 9/16/20 at 9 a.m. The group decided to skip a formal luncheon this year. The Wednesday golf sessions are extended to 9/30/20. A discussion on playing golf using the golf simulator was tabled until after the

Rebhune classic tournament. Shop Needs. There were only 3 people at the shop cleanup. Ken passed some information about new planer blades to John. John will follow up. A safety guard for the circular saw is no longer made. We may be able to use some type of metal guide. Buying a new machine is also a possibility. Cost estimate is about $1,700. Ken had a total of 6 table saw and chop saw blades sharpened. New Business. The group will schedule a farewell luncheon for Andy Vuolo. There were 6 people who attended the last shop training session. There is another shop training session scheduled for 9/19/20. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:18 pm. Next meeting is on 10/13/20. ■

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Long Range Planning Committee Meeting Minutes - October 10, 2020 Call to Order: 10:00 AM – Sharon Speise, Chairperson Pledge of Allegiance Present: Sharon Spiese, Bob Addieg, Brian Carchedi, Walt Buda, Heather Hopkins – Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello, Maintenance Supervisor Guests: Larry Frotten - Community Manager, Joe Watkins – Lot 2017

The minutes of the August 15 11, 2020 meeting were reviewed and there were no errors found in the minutes. DISCUSSION Lake Genero Driveway: Negotiations are still underway. Main Lodge Fireplace: Heather explained that this is a more of a winter project, although we are still looking for a contractor. Handicapped entrance sign in front of the Main Lodge pointing to the loading ramp: The sign has been removed. Road Paving/Line Striping: Heather informed the committee that both the Main and North Gate lots have been paved and the line striping will be scheduled. In addition, line striping has been scheduled for the recycling parking lots and around the walking trail. Additional line striping will be scheduled in the spring. Stormwater: Sharon commented that the Roamingwood Road project looks great and asked if this type of project was being planned for additional streets. Heather informed the committee that at this time, the Maintenance Department is tackling a few smaller projects, but that they will be coming up with a 2021 plan. Brian suggested that we form a Stormwater Management Authority which will all us to apply for grants. Landscape Architect: No further action has been taken on this at this time. Some suggestions made were 1) to look into having Penn State students come in (as part of their school requirements) to make recommendations; 2) have the Garden Club become involved; 3) enlist the assistant of Cathy Long who is a master gardener.

Ski Hill: The committee was informed that the Handrail is being completed and the area will be scheduled for inspection. Larry informed the committee that although the hill will be open, the Skating Rink will not be open due to social distancing restrictions. He further informed that they are looking into creating an on-line reservation system as well as ways to make the rental function better. He informed the committee that the rental building is too small for the traffic it gets and that in order to relieve some of the pressure on the building, they are installing a window in the Ski School building. He requested that the committee look at replacing this building in the future. He further informed the committee that they are looking into uses for this area outside of the winter season and announced that the Snack Bar is now open for breakfast and lunch at 50% capacity. Tiki Bar: It was asked if we are looking at expanding this area in the 2021 budget. Heather explained that funds have been placed in the budget for this, however no plans have been drawn yet, and this may change. Miller Road/Campgrounds/Aspen Point: There was a discussion of the current use, potential uses, costs and revenues of these areas. Which lead into a discussion of a suggestion from Walt that we need an additional pool. Bob suggested that we hire a Professional Recreational Planner to consult with the Association. This person would assess the community and demographics and give us recommendations as to what the community needs now and going into the future. Bob made a motion to submit a CMR to the Board regarding this. The committee voted unanimously and will begin to prepare the CMR. Guest Feedback: Guest Joe Watkins gave his feedback on issues discussed during the meeting. The next meeting will be on November 14, 2020 at 10:00 am in the POA Board Room. The meeting was adjourned at 11:10 am. ■

My friends & neighbors: Once again, this year, we will be collecting toys for the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. (WCCCB) Collection boxes have been placed through out The Hideout. At the Recreation building, the Clubhouse, the Nubia Malkin Art Center, the Woodworkers Building and the POA Office. This year, we will only be accepting new, unwrapped toys and games. No used toys or stuffed animals will be accepted. If your business, club or group will be collecting toys this year and are looking for a place to donate them, I will be happy to add them to our donation. Deadline for toys is December 5th. Feel free to contact me at (570) 878-4677 for info or questions. Bill Wagner (Here is a little bit of info of their 35 year history: The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau is a locally funded, independent 501(c)(3) charity that is governed by a Board of Directors with strong ties to the Wayne County Department of Human Services. This unique cooperation enables the program to serve the maximum amount of local residents in the most effective manner. The combination of these entities along with the extraordinary support of the local community help the Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau meet its mission of “every child receives a gift on Christmas morning”.) ■


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Bob Wiegand U.S. Air Force - 1962-1966

Walter Mazzuca Navy - Korean War

Angel Flores, Army, ’66-’68 Vietnam Veteran

Christy Mesopotanese US Army WWII

Jim Rinaldo US Air Force 1966 - 1970

Sgt. Kenneth Restrepo, USMC-July 2000 to July 2005 Served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 2

Eric Leiss. US Army. Son of Jamie and Robert Leiss

Cesar Rodriguez US Marine Corps


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Gary Caridad - Navy MM2 1955-1959

Douglas L. Morrissey Sr. U.S. Army

Michael R. DeKenipp US Army - Vietnam War

Reg Duncan - WWII, D-Day 3rd Army 8th Corps

Robert (Bob) Longmire United States Navy

Gene Javaruski US Marine Corps.

William John Bretzger III United States Navy

Ralph Danise 1971-1974 US Navy

Rick Long USAF reserves 1968-1974


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Jim Landers US Navy - 1966

EDWARD REMPEL Air Force

SrA Tiffany Smith currently serving in the USAF

Steven Coons Retired Navy

Jim Dolan Merchant Marine

Robert C Marsan Royal Canadian Army 1987 – 2017

John E. Goldman US Navy (Submarine Service) Photo 1958

Richard Maxwell 1959 U.S. Army

Tony Pizza - US Army 1969 in Vietnam


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Martin Reingold, Army Vietnam 1966-1967

Wilbur D. Reeve Army 1941 with Winifred Reeve

Jeremy Delk Retired WO4, United States Army

Retired United States Coast Guard Master Chief John McDermott

Captain Fawn Oleary Army serving in Panzar Kaserne, Germany

Victor Antoniazzi - WWII US Army - South Pacific

Jim Guattery USAF Veteran

Christopher Lane USMC & Naval Reserves

John O’Dwyer United States Coast Guard

SSG David Macharelli United States Army

Mark Kenefick Veteran of The Air Force

SSgt Brekke Green USMC - Gulf War


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From The Pro Shop

Ski Hill Management Message about the upcoming Ski Season in The Hideout

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By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manage he Golf Course and Pro Shop are open with restrictions. Everyone will practice 6 foot safe distancing. Face masks will be worn inside the Pro Shop. There is hand sanitizer outside the Pro Shop door, please utilize it.

around the first of November but we will try and stay open as long as the weather permits.

Reservations are strongly encouraged as we may not be able to accommodate walk-ins. Our new fall hours of operation are 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM on weekdays and 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on weekends. Currently there is only one golfer per cart unless the two golfers agree to ride together. There are currently no club rentals. Only 4 customers in the Pro Shop at one time please.

You may play from the bunkers. Smooth out your divot marks with your foot as there are still no rakes on the course.

We are getting close to the end of the season. It’s been a banner year with record setting rounds of golf despite the pandemic. The weather has cooperated as well. I can’t remember in the past 12 years the low number of days we were closed due to weather and the low number of days that we were faced with cart path only restrictions. A special shout out to Mike Kline and his crew for keeping the course in pristine condition. To my Pro Shop staff and rangers, a job well done with all the extra work placed upon you because of the pandemic. We normally close the shop and course

During this pandemic there is no touching or removing the flag from the hole for any reason.

The practice areas and nets are open with minimum physical distancing requirements followed. The dress code rules remain in effect. Proper golf attire is required at all times. There is no one allowed on the golf course after hours unless you have a golf pass and make arrangements with the Pro Shop prior to closing. Because of the reduction in the number of Tee times, if you are a single or a twosome you may be paired up with other golfers. We are very busy and most tee times are being maxed out especially on weekends. Please work with us. The golf committee is looking for new members for next 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. ■

Golf Course & Pro Shop hours 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM on weekdays 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM on weekends

(weather permitting)

t is important for us to operate this season in a controlled and efficient way. It is necessary for us to limit the number of patrons we serve on a daily basis. This starts with a mandatory reservation system. If you have guests who plan on using the facility this winter, please share this information with them before they arrive. The Hideout Rental Shop will also be at reduced capacity. Please plan ahead, make sure you have all the necessary information for each person renting to guarantee a smoother and quicker rental process. Each rental form needs to contain

Name, Age, Weight, Height, Skier Type, Lot #, Phone#, Address, and Signatures. Every renter of equipment will need to know their shoe size. Please make sure you and your children have dressed appropriately for weather conditions. The Rental Shop procedures will be different this year as well. Rentals will be available during the times listed for each session. Returns will only be accepted after all rentals have gone out for each session. All equipment will be sanitized after each use. Due to the reduced capacity, personal belongings may not be stored in the rental shop this year. There will be cubbies available for use. ■

Golf?? Who Me?? HASG GOLF in 2021

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ow! It is difficult to believe that this summer is gone and we went a whole season without HASG Golf. In 2019 we had a banner year with 62 people signed up for HASG Golf. We were all looking forward to 2020 and more fun but the pandemic hit us! Now, I am preparing for the next summer and more fun and social activity. YES! We will be playing HASG Golf in 2021!! For those of you who don’t know about HASG Golf or even HASG for that matter, I’ll introduce you. HASG (Hideout Adult Social Group) is an organization within The Hideout which was started to make it easy for people in The Hideout to get to know their neighbors and interact socially at events (contact John Hinton @ 732 841-6731). HASG Golf was started quite a few years ago in order to introduce people to each other and new people to golf. We play a ‘Captain and Crew’ format. This is a great way for beginners to learn

the game and that is the whole idea. “Golf??” “Oh, No! Not me!” Over the past 6 years I have been involved, I can name at least 20 people who never played golf but tried the HASG league and now love it. You get to play with different members every week. Not your spouse or significant other! But you get to meet many people. We also “Hit the pub” together for lunch afterwards sometimes, Hiccup, Hiccup!! We are so looking forward to a great year in the summer of 2021 and would love to see some of the new faces in The Hideout and there are many! Give me a call, if you have any questions. We will be taking names starting in January and I have a lot of new things planned to make it even more fun. LOVE THE HIDEOUT!! John Martino (570) 892-0545 or e-mail: jamartino414@gmail.com ■


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

FACILITIES MANAGER ADVERTISING AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT

MAINTENANCE LABORERS (FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME)

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


Page - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., NOVEMBER THEXXHIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER 2020 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: http://www.roamingwood.com/

2020 Proposed Meeting Schedule Dates subject to approval & changes.

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association PROHIBITED CONNECTIONS:

Reference P.13 RS&W Rules & Regulations

D12. No Member or his/her agent shall make connection of roof downspout, foundation drains, sump pumps, areaway drains, or other sources of surface runoff or ground water to a Sewer Service Line or any other drain, which in turn is connected directly or indirectly to the Sanitary Sewer System.

Examples: Prohibited Hook-ups to sewer drain: Nov 24 Dec 22 2021 Meeting Dates—TBA December 2020 Issue

Rain Litre / Roof Downspouts Drain tile for Footing / Driveway / Culvert ground & storm water drainage Dehumidifiers Sump Pumps

D13. Notice will be given to disconnect the violation from the sanitary sewer system. If is it not adhered to, Roamingwood will terminate service until such time as proof of the disconnection is given.

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

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

Service & Billing Alerts Email blasts for Important Announcements Subscribe to our Electronic Newsletter instead of the Print version

Please call our Main Office or visit www.roamingwood.com/ email

Selling your house? What you need to know. Inevitably, homes are going to be sold within the community. When it comes to your RS&W account there are few things you should know when selling your home. Listed below are some key things that should be kept in mind when listing your home and when preparing for closing. You may also contact our business office with any questions regarding the sale of your home. Be sure there are no outstanding service issues pending: · Sewer or Water Service line repairs -Open repair permits will be reported to the buyer’s Title Company when figures are requested. · Meter Reading issues · Radio & Touchpad issues · Leaks that could lead to a high use bill and extra fees at closing.

Once a closing date has been set, any outstanding balances will be sent to the Title Company and collected at the closing. Please DO NOT PAY any balances without contacting RS&W first. The HUD, or closing documents, are finalized well in advance of the actual closing. Changing the amount due will affect the payout. What is listed on the final documents, must be collected and every attempt to avoid unnecessary overpayments, should be made.

GO PAPERLESS!! Convenient & Safe! Access PDF statement & additional mailings (Newsletter & Annual Water Quality Report) right from your email Sign up for EMAIL BILLING!!!! It is as simple as calling our Main Office at (570) 698-6162 Option# 3 or email us at RSWA@roamingwood.com and requesting to go paperless.


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

25 MPH In the designated Safety Zones fines are doubled. Please watch for our pedestrians. We have many children and adults that will be out riding bicycles and walking dogs. Please observe all signs and association rules for the safety of our members.

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

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.

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT A dangerous condition arises on busy weekends from vehicles parking on the side of the road on Lakeview and Woodpoint Court. Vehicles parked on the side of the road in this location impede traffic and could possibly block access to the area by emergency vehicles. Due to this condition the Board has passed a motion deeming Lakeview and Woodpoint Court “Emergency Access Roads.” No parking will be permitted on the side of the road in this area. The Public Safety Department will aggressively enforce this rule. Anyone who parks in this location will be subject to a $125.00 fine and a $250.00 fine for repeat offenses.

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

SOCIAL MEMBERSHIP CARDS All members and their guests must have their Amenity Badges at all times throughout the community. 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.

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 Registration 570-630-3723 Maintenance 570-630-3728 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 698-4100 POA Fax 698-9457 North Beach 698-7013 North Pool 698-7011 Recreation Fax 698-6580 Main Pool 698-7014 Mini Golf 698-4086 Woodworkers’ Shop 698-6269 Golf Maintenance 698-6384 EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317 HIDEOUT TV - CHANNEL 920 To reach the following, please dial (570) 698-4100 plus ext. number Maintenance 132 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

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

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

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB 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.

The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) is expanding our recently-formed Good Neighbors Club. We are pleased to coordinate the following Good Neighbors Club services to all members of the Hideout Community: 1. Many of us own wheelchairs, walkers and other medical equipment that we are not currently using. Others are in need of some of this equipment for a period of time. The HASG is compiling a list of such equipment. The intent is to have a central contact point where those in need can inquire about who may have the equipment they need and be willing to loan it to a fellow Hideout member. If you possess such equipment and are willing to help out by lending it to a Hideout neighbor, or if you are in need of same, please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. 2. A number of us have survived major illnesses: cancer, heart attacks, strokes, etc. If you are a survivor of a life-threatening illness and are willing to talk, one on one, with others currently going through a similar situation, or if you are fighting such a situation and would like an opportunity to talk to someone who has “been there done that” please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or Judy Restaino, Co-Chair at (570) 698-9840. Confidentiality will be observed. 3. Many of our neighbors live alone. If you are by yourself and would like a daily phone call from a fellow community member, or if you would like the opportunity to brighten someone’s day with a friendly “hello, how are you today?” then again please contact Louise Brevet, Chairperson at (570) 698-5102, or 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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Hideout Committee Volunteers

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

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ommittees are an important part of our association operations. Committee members help keep our community vibrant; and, by augmenting paid staff, they save the association thousands of dollars each year. The association just wouldn’t be what it is without our active and effective committees. They deserve our sincerest thanks. However, to be successful, our association needs to cultivate fresh ideas and encourage additional resident involvement in our committees; so, we’d like your help on one of our committees. Committees give the Board a way to gather information, offer new ideas and opinions and provide a training ground for future Board members. All committees are advisory to the Board unless given specific decision-making authority by the Board or our Governing Documents. Each committee has a goal and mission statement to help it succeed as a community resource. Our association has three types of committees: • Board appointed committees, like our ECC, Disciplinary, Budget and Nominating, are established by the Board for a specific purpose under the supervision of the Board. These are required by our Protective Covenants or By Laws. They often have clearly defined power and authority.

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Appointments are made for a three year term; however, there are no term limits as to how many terms someone may serve. • Standing committees, such as Food and Beverage and Recreation, are ongoing and have members who have expertise with a specific area within our community. These committees generally make recommendations to the Board pertaining to the specific area. • Ad-hoc committees, such as Governing Documents, are established by the Board as needed for specific projects and tasks. When the task is complete, the committee is disbanded. So, if you’re thinking about running for the Board and want to learn a little more about the association’s operations or if you’re interested in helping improve your community, we would be thrilled to talk to you about committees and how you might be able to help. Applications are available at the POA or on our website, www. hideoutassoc.com. Feel free to contact any member of the Board or Community Manager, at (570) 698-4100, ext. 109, for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Hideout Book Club The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of each month. October meeting is being held at the Roamingwood Park pavilion and meeting location is TBD for later months. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com. The Hideout Book Club: 2020-2021 Book Selections November 19 December 17 January 21 February 18 March 18 Skloot April 15 May 20 June 17 July 15

Where the Crawdads Sing by Owens Vanishing Half by Bennett The Woman in the Window by Finn Beneath the Scarlett Sky by Sullivan The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Manhattan Beach by Egan Trekking the Bones by Maynott Evvie Drake Starts Over by Holmes Night Road by Hannah

LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807 MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month, 7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking members and old friends. -KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403 MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall. -DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114 MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale. John Miracle (570) 698-6816. -THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd & 4th Saturday of month at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hamlin, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Free Clothing Day - 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m.-noon and 5:00-7:00 p.m. -ST. THOMAS MORE/ST. MARY’S FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th Wed. of every month. 9:30-11:00 a.m.

-HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO - Every Sunday & Wednesday at Bingo Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on the hill). Doors open 5:00 p.m. Games start 6:00 p.m. -THE ROTARY CLUB OF HAMLIN/LAKE ARIEL meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at RPlace, Rt. 590 in Hamlin. Public is welcome to attend. -Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary Drive Thru Soups To Go! Sunday November 7, 2020 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. or until SOLD OUT Lake Ariel Fire Station 1381 Lake Ariel Highway. Price: $5/Pint $9/Quart • Italian Wedding Soup • Cream Of Potato • Chicken Noodle • Vegetable Beef Barley • Creamy Tomato Basil • Cheeseburger Soup


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Old Business: Received the Monthly update on the Neville Trailer Park. Fall Cleanup day is scheduled for September 19th, 2020 from 8am until noon. Correspondence: Real Estate transfer tax for the month of July received in the amount of $22,910.93. Real Estate transfer tax for the month of August received in the amount of $ 33,917.17 Penn-Dot Liquid fuels estimate for Salem Township in 2021 is $ 158,935.97. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented was made by Dennis Chapman 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Attorney Updates: None Public Time: Discussion held on the lack of speed limit signs on the Parry Road. Speed enforcement can’t be done unless posted. District Attorney Howell was using area law enforcement to help enforce speed warnings. Township will get and install proper signage. Steve Price Hamlin Fire Co chief wished to thank the Township for their help in digging and grading at the new Fire Station. Mr. Price also noted the Fire Co received a free 100kw generator in excellent condition and will be installing it at the new fire station. Supervisors noted that the building is looking great and will be a great addition to the community. Mr. Madden asked if Doug Dipalma was served. Supervisors advised he was. With no other questions or business a motion to adjourn was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Dennis Chapman with all in favor. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■

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Deborah A. Henneforth Deborah A. Henneforth, 69, of Hollisterville, died Monday morning at Allied Services Hospice Center, Scranton following an illness. Her husband of 35 years is Harold Henneforth. Born, July 26, 1951 in Essex, MD, she was the daughter of the late George Duvall and the late Shirley Mills. She was a graduate of Bladensburgh High School. She was currently employed by The Hideout POA as the Public Works Secretary.

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Also surviving are daughters Melanie Major and her husband Stephen of Montrose and Candy Armstrong of Kingwood, TX; grandchildren Justin and Alyvia Richel, Gabrielle Armstrong, Morgan and Colby Major; sister-in-law Lori Tochyldlowski and her husband Ed of Hollisterville; brother-in-law Ralph Henneforth and his wife Pauline of Hollisterville; Special Aunt Fran Swingle; and nieces and nephews; sisters Pamela King and her husband Jerry of Tunkhannock and Diane Billingsly and her husband Joe of Tunkhannock. Deborah’s family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Allied Services Hospice Center, and Compassionate Care Hospice for the care and compassion they showed to Deborah. Private cremation took place at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Lake Ariel. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made to Hamlin Fire and Rescue Co. P.O. Box 116 Hamlin, Pa 18427 or Allied Services Hospice Center, P.O. Box 1103, Scranton, Pa 18501

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1. If You Are Traveling…it’s easy! Your REALTOR® is in charge of everything. Your home will be vacant and clean, and with people going in and out often enough, your home will appear busy and well travelled. Keep the heat on, and potential buyers will be happy to spend time taking a serious look at your home and not rushing out because it is too cold in the house.

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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of September 30, 2020

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

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

3,967,440 (249,371) 27,000 8,500

(30,495) (8,600)

0.0% 0.0% -112.9%

-2.2%

402,045

3,714,474

3,753,569

(39,095)

-1.0%

3,715,161

(2,339) (141)

-93.6% -84.9%

5,051 1,342

4,627 10,993

22,500 1,494

(17,873) 9,499

-79.4% 635.8%

40,774 1,485

421,785

(11,689)

-2.8%

408,438

3,730,094

3,777,563

(47,469)

-1.3%

3,757,420

11,665 1,306 975 2,587 7,787 27,531 845 1,786 600 6,605 61,254 12,377 65,315 5,748 -

7,000 500 1,500 13,200 20,000 930 600 100 2,720 17,400 15,650 55,250 3,500 4,000 26,276

4,665 806 975 1,087 (5,413) 7,531 (85) 1,186 500 3,885 43,854 (3,273) 10,065 (3,500) 1,748 (26,276)

66.6% 161.2% 72.5% -41.0% 37.7% -9.1% 197.7% 500.0% 142.8% 252.0% -20.9% 18.2% -100.0% 43.7% -100.0%

3,767 784 270 518 7,990 19,332 1,035 545 3,455 21,242 2,779 62,094 3,164 775 13,104

96,067 21,419 64,677 144,395 83,178 58,633 188,089 9,685 6,736 3,197 28,225 311,017 107,929 418,944 3,511 58,752 5,663

73,500 25,200 100,000 153,400 107,500 149,900 206,680 17,260 5,400 3,150 26,880 241,500 147,300 457,250 27,500 91,000 272,556

22,567 (3,781) (35,323) (9,005) (24,322) (91,267) (18,591) (7,575) 1,336 47 1,345 69,517 (39,371) (38,306) (23,989) (32,248) (266,893)

30.7% -15.0% -35.3% -5.9% -22.6% -60.9% -9.0% -43.9% 24.7% 1.5% 5.0% 28.8% -26.7% -8.4% -87.2% -35.4% -97.9%

99,979 24,097 101,528 153,085 107,683 130,490 161,416 12,555 6,680 3,325 33,495 291,369 113,079 527,618 17,582 82,258 232,673

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

206,381

168,626

37,755

22.4%

140,854

1,610,117

2,105,976

(495,859)

-23.5%

2,098,912

TOTAL INCOME

616,477

590,411

26,066

4.4%

549,292

5,340,211

5,883,539

(543,328)

-9.2%

5,856,332

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

116,097 2,483 11,018 4,187 20,188 40,680 15,799 27,424 5,216 119,373 1,622 47,629 99,718 10,421 84,512 885 9,163 16,013

109,444 1,473 5,781 3,087 16,534 41,349 11,914 30,695 5,120 121,331 654 45,256 117,288 16,349 66,726 2,083 5,504 30,535

(6,653) (1,010) (5,237) (1,100) (3,654) 669 (3,885) 3,271 (96) 1,958 (968) (2,373) 17,570 5,928 (17,786) 1,198 (3,659) 14,522

-6.1% -68.6% -90.6% -35.6% -22.1% 1.6% -32.6% 10.7% -1.9% 1.6% -148.0% -5.2% 15.0% 36.3% -26.7% 57.5% -66.5% 47.6%

107,945 1,084 8,130 2,405 11,781 34,660 9,514 25,188 4,290 109,310 600 39,675 88,267 13,569 75,480 1,218 3,033 19,278

991,401 12,064 188,768 39,230 167,429 285,091 95,416 216,826 51,556 1,175,509 7,628 320,302 986,497 107,254 672,044 3,967 43,229 143,317

1,000,275 11,657 161,654 46,177 188,371 391,742 94,369 245,542 51,393 1,216,709 8,126 304,504 1,050,236 151,101 586,609 18,747 71,201 269,174

8,874 (407) (27,114) 6,947 20,942 106,651 (1,047) 28,716 (163) 41,200 498 (15,798) 63,739 43,847 (85,435) 14,780 27,972 125,857

0.9% -3.5% -16.8% 15.0% 11.1% 27.2% -1.1% 11.7% -0.3% 3.4% 6.1% -5.2% 6.1% 29.0% -14.6% 78.8% 39.3% 46.8%

936,122 12,014 171,384 37,604 152,107 356,881 86,104 217,771 47,534 1,215,235 7,019 258,772 933,957 98,675 648,069 11,590 61,394 247,033

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

632,428

631,123

(1,305)

-0.2%

555,427

5,507,528

5,867,587

360,059

6.1%

5,499,265

1,876

2,108

11.0%

754

6,437

20,268

13,831

68.2%

8,518

634,304

633,231

(1,073)

-0.2%

556,181

5,513,965

5,887,855

373,890

6.4%

5,507,783

(42,820)

24,993

129 81,250

-

(124,199)

24,993

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

(1,355) (4,854) (3,000)

-0.3% 0.0% -161.8%

409,910

419,119

(9,209)

161 25

2,500 166

410,096

PRIOR YR ('19) ACTUAL

3,967,440 (249,371) (3,495) (100)

INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME

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

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

YTD ACTUAL

423,367 (26,908) 5,586 -

NET DUES RELATED INCOME

439,472 (27,708) (1,854) -

PRIOR YR ('19) ACTUAL

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (17,827) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 81,250

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(99,206)

232

(6,889)

(173,754)

0.0% 0.0%

(8) 81,250

1,163 731,250

1,161 731,250

20.1%

(88,131)

(906,167)

(736,727)

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

(4,316)

(169,438)

(104,432) (1,177) (11,018) (3,212) (17,601) (32,893) 11,732 (27,424) (4,371) (117,587) (1,022) (41,024) (38,464) 1,956 (19,197) (885) (3,415) (16,013)

(102,444) (973) (5,781) (3,087) (15,034) (28,149) 8,086 (30,695) (4,190) (120,731) (554) (42,536) (99,888) (699) (11,476) 1,417 (1,504) (4,259)

(1,988) (204) (5,237) (125) (2,567) (4,744) 3,646 3,271 (181) 3,144 (468) 1,512 61,424 2,655 (7,721) (2,302) (1,911) (11,754)

(426,047)

(462,497)

36,450

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

348,549

(2) -

-0.2% 0.0%

1,208 731,250

(169,440)

-23.0%

(383,909)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

3,910,300 (242,175) 47,486 (450)

Prior Year (2019) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

96,067 21,419 64,677 144,395 83,178 58,633 188,089 9,685 6,736 3,197 28,225 311,017 107,929 418,944 3,511 58,752 5,663

991,401 12,064 188,768 39,230 167,429 285,091 95,416 216,826 51,556 1,175,509 7,628 320,302 986,497 107,254 672,044 3,967 43,229 143,317

(895,334) 9,355 (124,091) 105,165 (84,251) (226,458) 92,673 (216,826) (41,871) (1,168,773) (4,431) (292,077) (675,480) 675 (253,100) (456) 15,523 (137,654)

(926,775) 13,543 (61,654) 107,223 (80,871) (241,842) 112,311 (245,542) (34,133) (1,211,309) (4,976) (277,624) (808,736) (3,801) (129,359) 8,753 19,799 3,382

31,441 (4,188) (62,437) (2,058) (3,380) 15,384 (19,638) 28,716 (7,738) 42,536 545 (14,453) 133,256 4,476 (123,741) (9,209) (4,276) (141,036)

(836,143) 12,083 (69,856) 115,481 (44,424) (226,391) 75,312 (217,771) (34,979) (1,208,555) (3,694) (225,277) (642,588) 14,404 (120,451) 5,992 20,864 (14,360)

(59,191) (2,728) (54,235) (10,316) (39,827) (67) 17,361 945 (6,892) 39,782 (737) (66,800) (32,892) (13,729) (132,649) (6,448) (5,341) (123,294)

1,610,117

5,507,528

(3,897,411)

(3,761,611)

(135,800)

(3,400,353)

(497,058)

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


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: September 30, 2020

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

410,096 A

421,785

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

206,381

TOTAL INCOME TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

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B

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

(11,689)

-2.8%

408,438

168,626

37,755

22.4%

140,854

616,477

590,411

26,066

4.4%

549,292

634,304

633,231

(1,073)

-0.2%

556,181

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

(17,827) 81,379

81,379

-

0

81,242

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(99,206)

(124,199)

24,993

20.1%

(88,131)

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

YTD ACTUAL

(42,820)

3,730,094 A

3,777,563

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,610,117

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

-1.3%

3,757,420

2,105,976

(495,859)

-23.5%

2,098,912

5,340,211

5,883,539

(543,328)

-9.2%

5,856,332

5,513,965

5,887,855

373,890

6.4%

5,507,783

(173,754) 732,413

732,411

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(906,167)

(736,727)

AS OF: September 30, 2020

ADJUSTED FORECAST

B

(4,316)

(169,438) (2) (169,440) C

5,162,552 1

5,036,925

125,627

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,812,113 2

2,501,972

6,974,665

TOTAL AMENITY OPERATING EXPENSE

7,010,047 3

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

(35,382)

(34,540)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

976,551

976,551

(1,011,933)

(1,011,091)

NET INCOME (LOSS)

348,549 0.0% -23.0%

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

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

TOTAL INCOME

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

(47,469)

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

CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

(6,889)

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

TOTAL INCOME

24,993

732,458 (383,909)

PRIOR YR (2019) ACTUAL

2.49%

4,780,280

(689,859)

-27.57%

2,506,980

7,538,897

(564,232)

-7.48%

7,287,260

7,573,437

563,390

7.44%

7,278,399

-2%

8,861

0.0%

986,000

(842)

(842) D

(977,139)

NOTE: These financials are internally prepared for the use of the Hideout POA Board Members and Management and are subject to audit adjustments. Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2020 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2020. D: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2020. Forecast Adjustments 1 Non Amenity Income forecasted increase of 2.8% due to PPP funding 2 Amenity/Operating Income forecasted decrease of 27.6% 3 Amenity Operating Expense forecasted realization of 97% of total budgeted operating expenses

Budget Variances 1 Operational Dues and Delinquent Dues Collections: Operational Dues collected: $6,225,037 (includes $90,007 Prepaid); Delinquent Dues collected: $81,452 2 Investment Income: $4,627 investment income earned, $22,500 investment income budgeted 3 Public Safety: Revenue Fav $22.6k, Total Expenses fav $8.9k 4 Laurel Park: Revenue Unfav $3.8k and Total Expenses near breakeven 5 Ski Hill: Revenue unfav $35k, Total Expenses unfav $27, Net Operating Surplus unfav $62k 6 Marina: Revenue unfav $9k, Total Expenses fav $6.9k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $2k 7 Pools & Beaches: Revenue unfav $24k, Total Expenses fav $20.9k, Net Operating Surplus Unfav $3.4k 8 Recreation: Revenue unfav $91.3k, Total Expenses fav $106.7k, Net Operating Surplus fav $15k 9 Golf Operations: Revenue unfav $18.6k, Total Expenses Unfav $1k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $19.6k 10 Golf Maintenance: Total Expenses fav $41k 11 Arts and Crafts: Revenue unfav $7.5k, Total Expenses breakeven, Net Operating Surplus unfav $7.7k 12 Faciltiies Maintenance: Revenue fav $1k, Total Expenses fav $41.2k 13 Woodshop: Revenue and expenses breakeven 14 Lakes & Environmental: Revenue fav $1.3k, Total Expenses unfav $16k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $14.4k 15 Administration: Revenue fav $69.5k, Total Expenses fav $63.7k, Net Operating Surplus fav $133k 16 Community Relations: Revenue unfav $39.4k, Total Expenses fav $43.8, Net Operating Surplus fav $4.5k 17 Clubhouse: Revenue unfav $38.3k, Total Expenses unfav $85.4k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $123.7k 18 Tab Master: Revenue unfav $24k, Total Expenses fav $15k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $9k 19 Snackbars: Revenue unfav $32k, Total Expenses fav $28k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $4k 20 Lodge & Tiki Bar: Revenue unfav $266.9k, Total Expenses fav $125.8k, Net Operating Surplus unfav $141k


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

New Capital Projects

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

Under (Over)

Radar Display Units (4)

Public Safety

10-32

17,000

-

-

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-33

7,500

-

4,642

2,858

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-34

15,000

-

-

15,000

Dog Park Concrete Pad

Laurel Park

11-30

2,430

-

-

2,430

Magic Carpet Lift Tow

Ski Hill

12-30

55,000

-

54,981

19

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-33

18,000

-

7,633

10,367

TruGolf Vista 12 Golf Simulation

Recreation

16-30

27,555

-

22,573

4,982

Shuffleboard Kit

Recreation

16-32

3,000

-

-

3,000

TDF (Exercise) Bike

Recreation

16-35

1,790

-

1,695

95

TS Pro Pottery Wheel

Art Center

18-30

2,266

-

1,672

594

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-30

41,500

-

-

41,500

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-32

8,000

-

-

8,000

Skid Steer (Bobcat)

Facilities Maintenance

30-31

30,000

-

14,310

15,690

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-32

30,000

-

-

30,000

Phosphorus Reduction System (Grant Overage)

Lakes & Environmental

35-25

23,483

-

1,458

22,025

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

50,000

-

1,625

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-31

9,625

-

-

9,625

***2012 Chevy Equinox

-

90-28

-

9,579

9,579

-

***Vertical File Cabinets

-

90-29

-

2,000

2,000

-

***Classic Craft Shed

-

90-30

-

1,573

1,573

-

90-31

-

26,921

26,921

-

90-32

-

4,000

4,000

-

44,073

154,662

231,559

***Budget Software ***Street Sweeper

-

342,149 Adjusted Budget

Capital Reserve Projects

Department

Project #

17,000

386,222 Budget

Other

Spent to Date

Under (Over)

2020 Ford Utility Police Interceptor, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety

10-30

55,000

-

52,547

Patrol Pontoon Boat, Lights, Lettering

Public Safety

10-31

35,500

-

33,256

2,244

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-33

7,500

-

10,138

(2,638)

Two Way Radio Repeater System Upgrade

Public Safety

10-35

13,000

-

12,762

238

AED Units (4)

Public Safety

10-36

5,500

-

4,411

1,089

Magic Carpet Lift Tow

Ski Hill

12-30

55,000

-

124,554

(69,554)

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-31

60,000

-

15,000

45,000

Rental Equipment Rotation

Ski Hill

12-32

30,000

-

24,767

5,233

Marina Docks (3 of 3)

Lakes & Marina

13-30

69,584

-

70,325

Lodge Pool Repair

Pools & Beaches

15-30

16,000

-

9,975

6,025

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-31

18,000

-

-

18,000

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-31

16,000

-

-

16,000

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-31

16,000

-

-

16,000

Canoes (2)

Recreation

16-33

2,270

-

-

2,270

Lake Kayaks (6)

Recreation

16-34

2,208

-

-

2,208

Smart Strider 895 (Exercise) Elliptical

Recreation

16-36

1,259

-

-

1,259

RSC Back Ramp/Stairs - New Concrete

Recreation

16-37

4,700

-

-

4,700

Garden Club Shed

Recreation

16-38

3,000

-

-

3,000

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-31

40,000

-

-

40,000

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-33

4,000

-

-

4,000

Stormwater Maintenance Allocation (Various Jobs)

Facilities Maintenance

30-30

250,000

-

78,927

171,073

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

Road Paving - Small Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

50,000

-

200

49,800

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-33

25,000

-

-

25,000

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-34

23,000

-

-

23,000

Eagle Beaver Chipper

Facilities Maintenance

30-35

20,000

-

8,692

11,308

Woodworker's Siding

Woodshop

33-30

12,000

-

-

12,000

Grant Match - Stormwater - Ridgeview

Lakes & Environmental

35-20

52,175

-

1,386

50,789

Entrance Pond Aeration (Fountain Unit) + Electrical

Lakes & Environmental

35-30

18,000

-

13,266

4,734

Alum Injection System at Deerfield Lake

Lakes & Environmental

35-31

15,000

-

-

15,000

Rectify Nuisance/Blighted Properties

Lakes & Environmental

35-32

15,000

-

-

15,000

Updated Fisheries Study

Lakes & Environmental

35-33

13,550

-

11,051

2,499

Rock Hazards Pilot Test

Lakes & Environmental

35-34

10,000

-

-

10,000

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-35

10,000

-

-

10,000

Stormwater Best Practice Management (Watershed Survey)

Lakes & Environmental

35-36

4,500

-

-

4,500

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)

Administration

40-10

301,500

-

39,042

262,458

Unitrends Recovery Series 8010 Recovery Appliance

Administration

40-31

22,500

-

21,066

1,434

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration

40-32

10,000

-

3,598

6,402

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration

40-33

8,000

-

-

8,000

Windows 2019 Server Upgrade with Licenses

Administration

40-34

7,000

-

6,633

367

HP Design Jet T830 Scanner/Printer

Administration

40-35

7,000

-

-

7,000

Anti-Virus Upgrade & Renewal

Administration

40-36

5,300

-

-

5,300

Docstar Software Support NEC SV9100 Software Assistance Laptop Computer

Administration Administration Community Relations

40-37 40-38 50-30

4,700 575 1,000

-

4,500 1,561

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-30

10,000

-

-

10,000

Clubhouse Dining Room Entrance Ramp

Clubhouse

60-32

6,000

-

1,446

4,554

Clubhouse Back Stairs (New Concrete)

Clubhouse

60-33

4,500

-

-

4,500

Clubhouse Quilter's Ramp (New Concrete)

Clubhouse

60-34

4,000

-

-

4,000

Clubhouse Banquet Room Flooring

Clubhouse

60-35

3,000

-

3,038

Lodge Snackbar Flooring

Snackbars

70-30

5,000

-

-

Lodge Flooring Replacement + Installation

Lodge

80-30

27,500

-

26,550

950

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-31

12,000

-

-

12,000

Fire Suppression

Lodge

80-33

285,000

-

364,537

(79,537)

Lodge Banquet Chairs (200)

Lodge

80-34

4,000

-

11,024

(7,024)

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge

80-35

3,000

-

-

Two Door Refridgerated Sandwich Prep Table

Lodge

80-36

1,750

-

1,477

273

Full Size Holding Cabinet

Lodge

80-37

1,000

-

-

1,000

***UB Generators

-

90-26

-

23,409

23,409

-

***Econoline Trailer

-

90-27

-

1,082

1,082

-

***Industrial Outdoor Curtains

-

90-33

* Prior Carry Over

2,453

(741)

200 575 (561)

(38) 5,000

3,000

-

6,640

6,640

-

2,107,071

31,131

1,386,861

751,341

1,541,524

982,900

Adjusted Budget

2,138,202

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

2,449,220 Adjusted Budget

75,204 2,524,424


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ATTORNEY

LOTS 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

To advertise please call Lisa Green at (570) 630-3707 or email her at lgreen@thehideout.us HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF September 30, 2020

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL TOTAL DUES BILLED

75.069% 21.884% 3.047%

Billed 3904 1,355 395 55

7,046,720

100.00%

1,805

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

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

%

2020 # LOTS PAID IN FULL 233 * 879 998 2,110

55.17%

2nd Quarter 2020

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

702 286 133 1,121

18.1% 7.3% 3.6% 29.03%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2020

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

74 25 23 122

2.3% 0.9% 0.9% 4.13%

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

6,225,037

3,353

Current Projection

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

88.34%

YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

YEAR TO DATE DELINQUENT DUES COLLECTED

6,498,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

6,561,175

(63,175)

2020 Delinquent Dues Collections AMOUNT AMOUNT COLLECTED BUDGETED

FAV<UNFAV>

81,452

84,060

VARIANCE

(2,608)

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

Obituary Guidelines

YTD Membership Dues Analysis: $6,225,037 collected through September 30, 2020; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2020 dues from 2019 in the amount of $90,007.

2020 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3635 3600 PROJECTION

• Lot For Sale by Owner 3262 Northgate Road, Build your dream house $1,000 or best offer 917-609-6178 jaemswiler@gmail.com

Thank you!

7.1% 22.6% 25.5%

3,887,972

APRIL MAY JUNE

Budget 3635

% OF $ PAID

1st Quarter 2020

• 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!

• #741 Woodridge Drive $6,000 908-720-3890 Wooded Lot - quiet road Near the Ski Lodge

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

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION

% of $ Budgeted 99.04%

% of $ Budgeted 97%

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

• Names of husband or wife and names of children, number of grandchildren

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

ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS

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


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Noreen Crummy’s son took this picture in early October

The raccoon and white skunk had a great dinner at her bird feeder!

AUTUMN As autumn enters with a chill The leaves begin to turn The days so bright The longer nights The smell of fires burn It seemed to take no more a day To cool the air from summer’s heat To what is now a breathless treat As the leaves turn more each day A month or less the change will take To clear the trees to mow and rake It’s not my favorite outdoor chore I will be sore I know before Still I cherish these cool autumn days The crisp fresh air the leaves decay As nature’s pallet creates new views As she covers old paths and a few that are new Soon winter with its cold and snow Will show up at the door we know Reminding us as in years before Take care of our world down to its core So autumn can return once more.

WOLRAD/2020 Wolrad is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. Wolrad

has been writing poems monthly for The Hideabout since 2014. He has a children’s book and song which can be heard and read at www.iwonderdoyou.com and a recently released poetry book, My Rhymes for Reasons that can be seen on Amazon. com. He welcomes comments and reviews on his website.

Thank you to Hideout Member Noreen Crummy for sharing this recipe!

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-ofthe-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through the Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact Lyle at (570) 647-6270 for details.

Time Everybody needs… Time to just unwind, Time to finally sort out The day dreams in our minds… Time to solve old problems And mend a broken heart, Time to reap what we’ve sowed And make a brand new start. Time to cry our heart out, Time to laugh again, Time to make new friends, And friendships that must end… Time to make the best of things And a time to just let go, Time to plant new seeds of love, And always time to grow! 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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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

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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