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OCTOBER 2021 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 40 • ISSUE 10

Welcome Fall...

The Hideabout Newspaper is celebrating 40 years! President's Message .........................3 Environmental Page .........................14 Community Manager's Message ......4 Golf Page ..........................................21 Chairman's Message .........................4 Committee Minutes ..................22 - 29 Public Safety Corner .........................5 Recreation ................33, 35, 36, 38, 39 Facilities Corner ................................5 Financials ..................................48 - 51 Communications Corner ...................6 Area Worship Services ....................51 Recreation Corner .............................6 Employment ..............................52 - 54 Registration Corner ...........................6 2022 Budget pullout ......59, 60, 65, 66 Food & Beverage Corner ..................6 Classified ..........................................61 Management Team Contacts ............7 Hideout Phone Numbers .......7, 12, 67 Clubhouse ................................8, 9, 10 Advertisers' Directory Information You Should Know ........12 ......................68

ANNUAL MEETING Sunday, October 17th 10:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom


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BROKER/OWNERS Charts and statistics are based on information from the Pike/Wayne MLS for the period of 1/1/2021 through 9/20/2021. If you have a real estate contract with another real estate broker please disregard this letter. All information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed.

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FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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n behalf of the Board of Directors and the Lakes Committee a big thank you to Ryan Hill for all of his hard work and dedication to improving the environment across The Hideout and to our lake water quality. Ryan has brought his skills to demonstrate the importance of planting native species, why effective deer management improves the overall ecology of The Hideout and prevents car accidents and transmission of lymes disease and effective storm water management. Attentive to every detail, he worked tirelessly to ensure that our lakes are safe to use for recreation and set us on a strong path to make continued improvements for years to come. The massive amount of rain we have received and the necessary closure of Roamingwood Lake demonstrates the importance of this work. For that and much more thank you Ryan, you leave the Hideout in a much better position. Taking on his role as Assistant Community Manager is Jill Metschulat who has provided distinguished service to the Hideout as the Community Manager’s Executive Assistant. Having worked with her for the past two years, she knows all aspects of The Hideout and is always willing to roll up her sleaves, lend her knowledge and expertise, and go the extra mile. Assisting her is Mia

Corona who will have duel functions in issuing permits and handling lake water management. Congratulations to both. Recently, the Board authorized a new investment policy to ensure that our capital funds are in safe investments that can yield in stronger results for the community. Based on recommendations by Budget Committee Chair Frank Palm, Financial Manager Debra Tramantano and Zavada & Associates, we sought to leverage our capital funds in investments that we would actually earn rather than remain flat and in the long-term lose value due to inflation. It’s not a decision made lightly, as it’s the members’ money that we need to continue to fund vital capital projects, and address unforeseen future needs. As I highlighted in the September edition of the Hideabout, the Board has approved the 2022 Budget. The $10.35 million budget increases wages to make The Hideout more competitive to recruit and retain personnel, prepare for increases to the minimum wage and to maintain and improve our amenities such as the Ski Hill, Clubhouse and Tiki Bar. A copy of the budget is available on the Hideout’s website under the “Resources” tab and at our amenities. With Board elections underway I

want to thank all four candidates for putting their name forward to run for the Board. It’s not an easy process but by all accounts all have distinguished themselves. While we await the results I want to thank Paul Spiese for his service to the community: twice he was called upon to fill vacancies on the Board. Anyone who served with Paul knows he has a special zeal and passion for “doing what’s right.’ I wish Sharon and Paul all the best and know that they will continue to work on behalf of The Hideout. Finally, I want to thank the Board of Directors for allowing me to serve as President for the past year. It’s been an honor to serve with each of our distinguished Board Members who bring to the table incredible and diverse backgrounds which benefit the POA in making informed decisions. The past year has been challenging due to COVID-19 and all the issues it has created, but as we see light at the end of the tunnel, The Hideout has come out as a better, stronger community. ■

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ANNUAL MEETING

Sunday, October 17th 10:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom For more information on Committee & Board of Directors Meetings, please visit the Event Calendar on The Hideout website. Sign in at: www.hideoutassoc.com and find the calendar under "Member Central."


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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Community Manager’s Message

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embers and Staff

Summer is behind us, and Autumn is here. Hopefully, the summer of rainstorms is over. You will see our staff working at converting The Hideout from a Summer amenity into Autumn and eventually Winter. There is much work to be done, from securing and closing outdoor facilities to completing projects that remain to be completed. This is an exciting time because many of our members have closed their homes for the season. Traffic has slowed, as has the demand for services. This allows our staff the opportunity to complete not only the transition mentioned but also the flexibility to complete work because the demand for services has been reduced. By the time members have the opportunity to read this message, voting for three positions on the Board of Directors has been completed. We hope members availed themselves of the opportunity to vote either online or by paper ballot. Online voting is new this year and part of The Hideout's efforts to update processes enabling greater access for our members. The Hideout is a constantly evolving business with a workforce dedicated to its members. We are continually seeking qualified candidates to meet the ever-demanding environment we are in. We have recently promoted employees who, through their hard work and consistent performance, deserved new assignments. We currently have employees with outstanding work credentials, including advanced educational degrees. We have made adjustments to our salary and benefits programs keeping The Hideout competitive with other competitors. We are seeing an increase in qualified

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Chairman's Message

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ith the colorful fall foliage and crisp air, October in The Hideout is a wonderful time of year. Please check this issue of The Hideabout for all the fun activities The Hideout has to offer us. October is also a month when two events occur that are very important to the continued success of The Hideout. These are the Annual Meeting and committee applications. While I will be the first to admit these may not be as fun as a Fall Festival, apple picking or Halloween, they are necessary for our community to function and move forward.

applicants.

Recently, one of our managers advised that he and his wife had decided to return to their family roots. Ryan Hill, a very valued employee with significant expertise in management and the environment, decided to leave a place he enjoyed working for. An employee that will be most difficult to replace. We understand their desire to go back to be with family. A family located 6 hours away from The Hideout. A family they rarely got to spend time with. An admirable quality that we don't see too often in this busy world. We are happy to announce the promotion of Jill Metschulat to Assistant Manager. Jill is a local resident with roots in the area. We have promoted Terry O'Shea to the position of Executive Assistant. Terry is a member of The Hideout and has been for many years. Jill and Terry have shown initiative and dedication to The Hideout and possess outstanding qualifications, including prior work experiences and educational degrees. We welcome Florence D'Adamo, a Hideout member who has been hired to handle the rental function. Florence comes to us with a Master's degree, a Bachelor's degree, and an impressive work experience history. Mia Corona has been hired to work in the Environmental Department, also doing the duties of Permitting Officer. Mia comes to The Hideout with excellent work experience, a Master's degree, and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental studies. We wish them success in their new assignments and welcome them to The Hideout team. ■

Annual Meeting This year’s Annual Meeting will be held at the Lodge on Sunday October 17th at 10am. This is when the current Board meets for the last time to conduct business and the election results are read into the official record. Then the new Board meets in closed session with the Association’s attorney as chair. During this session the new Board elects their officers. Following the closed session, the new Board is introduced to the community. Also, as directed by our Bylaws, during the Annual Meeting the community elects 3 members to the Nominating Committee for next year’s election. This is the only Committee whose members are elected by the membership. Any member in good standing can be on the Nominating Committee. If you would like to be on

the Nominating Committee you must have someone nominate you from the floor (audience). When the nominations are completed the members in attendance vote for who they want to be on the Nominating Committee. Committees October and November is that time of year when we traditionally ask our membership to volunteer to serve on our numerous committees. Members of a committee serve for staggered 3 year terms that run from January to December. At the most committees are limited to 9 voting members but alternates are allowed. To apply for a committee(s) just pick up an application at the POA, fill it out and return it to the POA. The application has a list of all the committees in The Hideout. Committees are our vehicle for change here in The Hideout. Committees funnel new ideas, suggestions and recommendations to management and the Board. If you just want to get involved in general or you have a specific expertise or interest… JOIN A COMMITTEE! Your involvement can only result in a better community. ■

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

MAILBOX ADVISORY

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

MAILBOX ADVISORY

Cluster mailboxes within The Hideout are limited. The United States Postal Service has advised The Hideout that their policy is to revoke and/or reassign the box of individuals who do not retrieve their mail for a period of three or more weeks. Please be sure to pick up your mail from your box on a regular basis. If you are unable to retrieve your mail from your


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

FROM JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR

Public Safety Corner

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s we head into the cooler months the risk of fire increases for reasons such as a greater use of heating equipment. Fire Prevention Week is a great time to focus on how to prevent and fight unexpected fires, October 3rd through the 9th is Fire Prevention Week! The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness and help ensure your home and family is protected. In 1922, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) named the second week of October Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871. Today, we celebrate Fire Prevention Week and Month by raising fire safety awareness and educating families, students and communities across the United States. During this month, fire departments provide education to their communities and encourage parents and loved ones to practice fire prevention and whole home safety.

Facilities Corner all is in the air!

- Less than 50% of homeowners have an escape plan - Carbon monoxide (CO) is the #1 cause of accidental poisoning in the US - 60% of consumers do not test their smoke and CO alarms monthly - Only 47% of people report having CO alarms in their home - Just 43% of homeowners have an escape plan - Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of home fires

Remember when a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide (CO) alarm sounds, respond immediately by exiting the home as quickly as possible. If your alarm begins to chirp, it may mean that the batteries are running low and need to The NFPA's 2021 campaign for Fire be replaced. If the alarm continues to Safety Month is "Learn The Sounds chirp after the batteries are replaced or of Fire Safety." For Fire Safety Month the alarm is more than 10 years old it is this year, the Hideout Public Safety time to replace the alarm. Test all smoke Department is urging families to protect and CO alarms monthly. Press the test their home by installing smoke and button to make sure the alarm is working. carbon monoxide alarms, HIDEOUT as well asPOA BOARD OF DIRECTORS If there is someone in your household having a fire extinguisher on every floor 2021 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS who is deaf or hard of hearing, install of the home. Fire Prevention week is the a bed shaker and strobe FRIDAY 15, 2021 WORKSHOP MEETING 1 PMlight alarms ZOOM perfect time to JANUARY educate and talk with your that will alert that person to fire. Know whole family about fire safety, include the MEETING difference between the sound of a SATURDAY JANUARY 23, 2021 REGULAR 9 AM ZOOM testing alarms, changing the batteries smoke alarm and a carbon monoxide or upgrading to 10-year sealed FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2021battery WORKSHOP 1 PM ZOOM alarmMEETING – three beeps for smoke alarms; alarms, how to use a fire extinguisher four beeps for carbon monoxide alarms. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2021 REGULAR MEETING 9 AM ZOOM and escape route planning. By just following these simple tips, they DidFRIDAY you know? MARCH 12, 2021 may MEETING just save yours or a loved ones WORKSHOP 1 PM ZOOMlife one day. ■ - 3 of every 5 home fire deaths resulted SATURDAY

MARCH 20, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

ZOOM

FRIDAY

APRIL 9, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

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SATURDAY

APRIL 17, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

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MAY 7, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

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MAY 15, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

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JUNE 18, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM & POA

SATURDAY

JUNE 26, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

FRIDAY

JULY 16, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA

SATURDAY

JULY 24, 2021

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

FRIDAY

AUGUST 13, 2021

BOARD BUDGET REVIEW

9 AM

SATURDAY

AUGUST 21, 2021

MEET THE CANDIDATES

9 AM

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA

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OCTOBER 8, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM & POA

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OCTOBER 17, 2021

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10 AM

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NOVEMBER 12, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA

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NOVEMBER 20, 2021

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DECEMBER 10, 2021

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

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DECEMBER 18, 2021

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smoke alarms.

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA

HIDEOUT POA 1 PM WORKSHOP MEETING SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 COMMUNITY BUDGET REVIEW 9 AM ZOOM & BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAIN LODGE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2021 BOARD 2022OF BUDGET VOTE 9 AM ZOOM & 2021 SCHEDULE MEETINGS MAIN LODGE

ZOOM & MAIN LODGE ZOOM & POA ZOOM & MAIN LODGE

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Now that the summer season is over the facilities dept has done a great job maintaining the parks, beaches and pools throughout the busy season. We now turn our attention to prepare for the fall and winter months ahead. We received quite a bit of rain this summer that has caused some major flooding issues throughout the community. Our team went above and beyond to help repair the damage from these storms and have been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to correct some storm water issues. The maintenance dept has a ton of projects to complete this year and a lot more scheduled for 2022. The hideouts stormwater system is being corrected daily as you will see the crew working on the drainage ditches, swales and culvert pipes throughout. This is a slow process which needs to start at the lowest level of our community and work its way uphill. As we prepare for each project more issues arise and there are delays to get some of the work completed, so we ask all of our members to please be patient as our team continues to get this scope of work completed. Drainage Ditches, Swales and culvert pipes that are located on a member’s lot is the responsibility of the lot owner to maintain and keep clear or a citation can be issued. Keeping these areas clear and unobstructed will assist with the stormwater drainage and prevent damage to other properties. On Sept 20th the lake level will start its draw down so the repairs to the outlet structure can be completed. The roaming wood dam structure will be getting a facelift to help reduce issues in the future. The roaming wood dam outlet is a vital structure to prevent damage to the properties downstream and to maintain the water level of the lake. As we get the heavy rains and storms the dam is controlled to prevent flooding uphill and release the lake water to a safe level. The process is very carefully controlled as to not impact areas downstream and prevent major flooding issues to our shoreline. The facility dept has some projects getting completed this year. The POA, Clubhouse and wood workers building will be getting new siding. The ski hill has under gone some upgrades and will be ready for the colder months. We installed a new dock at Deerfield Lake which will prevent that section of the lake from freezing and creating a safer operation when making snow. The maintenance complex has the new salt shed ready for salt storage and some new trucks are on the way to help with the snow removal throughout the community. The maintenance complex also has a new pole barn that will be built in October/ November to help store our equipment out of the elements and prevent weather damage. We have replaced the 23-year-old A/C and heating units at the clubhouse and recreation complex as well as a new system at the maintenance

complex. We are also working on plans for the ski hill ice skating rink conversion to the new rental shop which will create a muchneeded building for members that utilize the ski hill to get the rental equipment easier and hit the slopes and snow tube run quicker. The tiki bar is in the initial design plans for the expansion of the tiki bar deck and a new tiki bar which will be a larger size tiki bar to seat more members. The new bulk garbage process has been a huge success this year and it definitely has made it easier for members to dispose of bulk garbage more often helping reduce the amount of debris piled up on members lots. The trash and recycling center continues to assist our members with disposing of household trash and preventing damage to our compactors. The trash and recycling center will continue to operate from 6am-8pm Monday-Friday and 8am-8pm Saturday and Sundays. Bulk Garbage can be dropped off Monday-Friday 11am-12:30Pm Monday-Friday and on Saturdays by appointment only. Please make sure you have your blue bulk garbage pass with you or you can obtain them from our maintenance dept by contacting Desiree Detres at Ext 133. We would like to welcome our new Permitting officer Mia Corona to our environmental dept Mia has an extensive background in permitting and environmental and will be a great asset to our team. If you have any question in regards to permits or environmental concerns feel free to contact her at ext. 120. You may also contact the Environmental and Permitting dept assistant Tina Fairfax at Ext 108. The permitting dept has been extremely busy this year with over 1200 permits issued and over 25 new homes being built within our community. 2021 has been one of the busiest years for our team and they all have been doing a great job assisting our members with obtaining permits and guiding them through the process. It is also important for our members to review the ECC Manual and understand the rules and regulations in regards to permits and building requirements. The permitting dept performs lot inspections and citation are given to members with these violations. The process is once a lot violation is recorded the member has 30 days to correct the violation before the fine is placed on the member’s account. Performing a lot improvement without securing a permit will result in a nonrefundable $250.00 Fine which is applied to the members lot immediately so please ensure that you have a permit posted on your address post prior to staring any work. ■


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER FROM VIONETTE "V" BOURNE, REGISTRATION MANAGER

Communications Corner

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n May, we said goodbye to a valued member of the community, John Edward Goldman. Through his camera lens, we were all able to see the beauty of The Hideout. The breathtaking pictures of the community that he took will live on as a testament to his love for The Hideout. I was privileged to have known John. He told me that he took the pictures and submitted them to The Hideabout Newspaper so that members, new and longtime, would see the beauty all around them. I would call him and say that I had space to fill in the paper, and he would email over some pictures right away. He said he hoped that members would see his photos and submit their own. He told his wife, Patricia, "We Live Where People Come on Vacation!" John is gone yet not forgotten by many of us in The Hideout Community. Please turn to page 62 and 63 for just a sampling of all of the images he has submitted over the years. I am so grateful to have known him and for all that he did for our community. The Community Relations Department continues to provide the membership with up-to-date information about The Hideout Community. Hideout happenings, amenity hours, and schedule changes, as well as amenity closures. The "official" Hideout POA Facebook page is a valuable form of communication between the administration and the membership. You can find us by searching @thehideoutpoa on Facebook, and when you see The Hideout Flower, you found us! If Facebook is not for you, we offer our monthly Hideabout Newspaper, the

bi-weekly Hideabout Extra, The Hideout Website, hideoutassoc.com, The Hideout TV Channel, as well as email blasts to keep you informed of all that is happening in The Hideout Community. There is something for everyone in The Hideout with what the Recreation Department and the Food & Beverage Department have to offer! The Hideout 52nd Anniversary Weekend Celebration is in the planning for July 2022! I have heard from some members, and I thank them for reaching out! I am still requesting anyone who has historical knowledge of our great community or any ideas for the celebration to please email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us.

As many of you have noticed we are doing some awesome new things, with no intention of slowing down. Trivia, theme nights, parties, dart league just to name a few. The excitement and support from the community has been outstanding. As we are transitioning into a slower season, we will still continue to work on bringing you all some awesome fun filled events! Our calendar is full. October 1st, we will be having our 1st ever Member Appreciation Party, and the 30th ending the month with our Halloween Bash! We have our calendar of events with entertainment schedule coming out as well. We are looking forward to the Ski

risp air, falling leaves, and bright colors indicate Fall has arrived. Take time to enjoy the beauty in The Hideout while the season continues to change. October in The Hideout is full of activities for all to enjoy. Columbus Day weekend is October 9-11. Our annual Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30 will have our ghosts, goblins, and witches parading around the Lodge parking lot.

Rentals have been in full swing all year long and Melissa and Florence, with some assistance from Terry, have handled them incredibly. Now that Fall has arrived with cooler temperatures, there still does not appear to be a slowdown in rentals in The Hideout. As temperatures dip, some may be planning on heading to warmer climates for the winter. Please be sure to update your contact information with Registration.

We created a Sunday Funday Football menu, TAILGATE party on the deck with beer buckets and fun for all! Please join us for the football games, we have the NFL ticket!! Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for welcoming me into this community. For as tense as it was and being short staffed everyone was so patient and kind, and for that thank you from all us here in the Food & Beverage Department I look forward to meeting each and every one…stop by and introduce yourselves! ■

Although not as hectic as last year, resales and new member meetings continue to keep us very busy at the POA. There are many new faces in The Hideout. Be sure to say hello to your new neighbors. Be sure to keep up with all The Hideout activities. The Hideabout Newspaper and Hideabout Extra can be picked up at the mailboxes, Indoor Sports Complex, and POA or can be viewed on line at www. hideoutassoc.com for dates, times, and locations of additional events. ■

October 9th 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Quilters room, located under the Clubhouse. We are selling Quilts, Wall Hangings, Table Runners, Placemats, Christmas Stockings, Holiday Decor, and more! We also have some beautiful baskets that we will be selling raffle tickets for. All proceeds are used for supplies to make lap quilts and walker bags to donate to local hospitals. Thank you!

As always, enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

Hill Grill opening, September 29th, Wednesday-Sunday 8AM-2PM, menu will be posted soon keep looking out for some changes! The Clubhouse is changing up its menu too, more options, great specials, and maybe some old favorites hitting the menu as well! I know the suspense is killer!!

It is important that our records are current and up to date so we can contact you in the event of an emergency.

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If you have any ideas for The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, The Hideout POA Facebook page, The Hideout TV Channel, email blasts, or The Hideout Website, give me a call at (570) 630-3707 or email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you.

Food & Beverage Corner ello everyone and happy fall! I would like to introduce myself, Annmarie Rossitto, Hospitality Services Manager, fancy for Food & Beverage Manager. I came onboard in the heat of the season not really sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this transition has been. Our members and staff a like have welcomed me as one of their own, and for that I am ever so grateful.

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Have questions or suggestions for a particular Hideout department? For your convenience, the Management Team's contact information is on page 7.

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Registration Corner

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

Recreation Corner

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reetings and happy fall. I hope everyone had a great summer season. Recreation was excited that we were able to bring back day camps, sports camps, and special events this summer. We had such a great time putting everything together for the community and we hope you enjoyed what we had to offer.

I want to thank all our community members who came out and supported The Hideout’s first ever “Concert on the Hill”. It was such a fun event with great community participation. We wouldn’t have been able to make it happen without the help from Public Safety, Maintenance, the Ski Hill Department, Community Relations, and the Administration staff. I would like to point out that the community did an excellent job picking up after themselves; your help and respect makes it easier for us to organize these types of events in the future. The band Kartune played a great set list and everyone really enjoyed it. Our Annual Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, October 16th from 1:00 p.m.

to 6:00 p.m. at The Hideout Ski Hill. We will have a MexicanAmerican style food truck, live music, a vendor fair, games, prizes, and much more. We look forward to seeing our community members and having another enjoyable event for you. Stay tuned for more announcements regarding the Festival. Other upcoming events include: our annual Trunk-or-Treat on October 30th, a Children’s Halloween Party on the 23rd, and the Holiday Craft Fair on November 20th. Thank you again for your patience and participation with this summer season here at The Hideout. I feel truly blessed to be able to work for such a strong community with amazing members. I also want to thank my hard-working staff for all of their long days, working holidays, and taking time away from family and friends to make sure Recreation delivered a successful summer 2021 season. ■


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc. Lisa Green - Hideabout Editor / Advertising (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us 2020-2021 POA BOARD OFFICERS Andrew Miller, President Lou Delli Santi, Secretary Michael Terranova, Vice President Jerry Restaino, Director Richard Yocum, Chairman Paul Spiese III, Director

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

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

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HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS (570) 630-3700

FRONT DESK

(570) 630-3703

LARRY FROTTEN, COMMUNITY MGR.

(570) 630-3704

GINA COLAZINGARI

(570) 630-3705

BROOKE CRAVEN, HR MANAGER

(570) 630-3706

V. BOURNE, REGISTRATION MGR.

(570) 630-3707

LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY REL. MGR.

(570) 630-3708

TINA FAIRFAX

(570) 630-3709

TERRY O'SHEA, EXE. ASSISTANT

(570) 630-3710

IT DEPARTMENT

(570) 630-3711

KATRINA WEHRMANN

(570) 630-3712

FRANCINE SPINELLI

(570) 630-3715

DEBRA TRAMANTANO, FINANCIAL MGR.

(570) 630-3717

DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITES MGR.

(570) 630-3719

JOE KOZUCH, PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.

Larry Frotten - Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 103 lfrotten@thehideout.us Jill Metschulat - Assistant Community Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 122 jmetschulat@thehideout.us

Ryan J. Hill, M.S.Ed. - Environmental Manager/rhill@thehideout.us

Debra Tramantano - Financial Manager

(570) 630-3720

TINA CORMA

(570) 698-4100, ext. 115 dtramantano@thehideout.us Brooke Craven - Human Resources Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 105 bcraven@thehideout.us Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Director (570) 698-4100, ext. 143 jkozuch@thehideout.us Lisa Green - Community Relations Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us Annmarie Rossitto - Hospitality Services Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 159 arossitto@thehideout.us John Boandl - Recreation Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 163 jboandl@thehideout.us Dennis Polhamus - Facilities Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 136 dpolhamus@thehideout.us Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent (570) 698-4100, ext. 186 mkline@thehideout.us Vionette Bourne - Registration Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 106 vbourne@thehideout.us Donald Yocum - IT Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 110 dyocum@thehideout.us Alex Lutzi - Golf Pro Shop Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 183 pro.shop@thehideout.us Craig S. Rafaniello - Project Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 132 crafaniello@thehideout.us Charles Swody - Ski Hill Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 171 cswody@thehideout.us

(570) 630-3721

JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MGR.

(570) 630-3722

MAINTENANCE

(570) 630-3723

DESIREE DETRES

(570) 630-3724

JILL METSCHULAT, ASST. COMM. MGR.

(570) 630-3726

ANNMARIE ROSSITTO, H. S. MGR.

(570) 630-3728

PUBLIC SAFETY PATROL ROOM

(570) 630-3729

SKI HILL OPERATIONS MGR.

(570) 630-3730

CLUBHOUSE BAR

(570) 630-3731

CLUBHOUSE HOSTESS

(570) 630-3732

BRETT SCHUMACHER, MAIN LODGE

(570) 630-3733

RECREATION MAIN DESK

(570) 630-3734

CERAMICS AREA NM ART CENTER

(570) 630-3735

FITNESS CENTER

(570) 630-3736

GOLF PRO SHOP DESK

(570) 630-3737

NORTH GATE

(570) 630-3738

MAIN GATE

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.

Did you know that The Hideout has had a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) program in place since Spring 2019? Members that are observing feral/community cats roaming around their property can get enrolled in the TNR program by completing the online, PDF fillable “Consent to Trap Form” available here https://www.pdffiller.com/en/link_to_fill/672769522.htm. Are you interested in getting involved as a C Alley Cats volunteer or wish to make a donation to their non-profit organization? Please email calley@ptd.net or call them at (570) 226-6780.


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The Hideout Clubhouse Fall Hours: Monday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - closed Wednesday - closed Thursday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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


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Good Times at the Clubhouse! 70’s Disco Party

80’s Night


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

Maintenance

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

(570) 698-7759

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

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

PA004327

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


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

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT

Please watch for our pedestrians.

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

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

No parking will be permitted on the side of the road in this area. The Public Safety Department will aggressively enforce this rule. Anyone who parks in this location will be subject to a $150.00 fine and a $300.00 fine for repeat offenses.

ATTENTION MEMBERS

AMENITY BADGES

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

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

25 MPH

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

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

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

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

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

HIDEOUT DIRECT NUMBERS 570-630-3700 570-630-3723 570-630-3728 570-630-3729 570-630-3731 570-630-3732 570-630-3733 570-630-3734 570-630-3735 570-630-3736 570-630-3737 570-630-3738

Registration Maintenance Main Lodge Security Ski Hill Clubhouse Reservations Main Lodge Recreation Nubia Malkin Art Center Fitness Center Golf Pro Shop North Gate Dispatcher Main Gate

HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS Dial area code (570) then the number POA Office POA Fax North Beach North Pool Recreation Fax Main Pool Mini Golf Woodworkers’ Shop Golf Maintenance

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

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

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

HIDEOUT FACEBOOK

EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317

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

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

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

GOOD NEIGHBORS CLUB The Hideout Adult Social Group (HASG) believes in neighbors helping neighbors. Although the Good Neighbors Club is a function of the HASG, we are pleased to offer medical equipment to all Hideout residents. Many people in the Hideout have donated medical equipment which they no longer have need of. These items are now being kept in a storage closet in the Indoor Sports Complex. There are lots of walkers and crutches, some canes, numerous potty chairs and shower seats, a few wheelchairs and a scooter. If you have need of any of these for yourself or if a guest is coming for the weekend and is in need of one for that time period, you may borrow one by stopping in at the Recreation office (570-630-3733), and someone will show you to the storage closet. Please remember to sign out whatever you are borrowing. If you are unable to get to the Indoor Sports Complex, please contact Judy Restaino at 570-698-9840, and she will arrange for you to get what you need.


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New Hideout Members Welcome to the NEIGHBORHOOD!

Clara Torres Carlos Loga Lake Ariel, PA

Jim & Christine McGrady Aquebogue, NY

Alex & Jessica Bellow Tracey, Conor & Kevin Feesterville Brown Pottstown, PA Mark • Kate Maurer Pottstown, PA Diane Gerdis Steven Schwartz David & Jeanette Cox East Northport, NY Great Bend, PA

Carol Ann Gott George Gott Donald Spinelli Brooklyn, NY Morris C Lewis South Windsor, CT

Linda and John O’Hagan Pearl River, NY ```````````````````````

Michael and Michele Miller Manalapan, NJ

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH

unless otherwise posted

25


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

H

ey folks,

Its officially Fall! With that in mind, there are a couple of items we would like you all to be mindful of while you start enjoying the brisker weather as well as the upcoming fall themed holidays: • You are welcome to decorate the exterior of your lot! Be mindful of your decorations and ensure they are in good taste. Objects are, however, not permitted to be permanently attached to trees. Please loosely tie your decorations if attaching them to a tree. Current policies indicate that holiday themed decorations must be taken down no later than 2 weeks after that particular holiday has passed. • If you are putting up corn stalks, ensure that there are no corn cobs attached as they will attract wildlife. Likewise, if setting out pumpkins please be sure to properly dispose of them when they start decomposing. • If enjoying an outdoor fire, ensure you are utilizing a manufactured device with a chimnea or screened cover. This is required for all exterior fireplaces per our Rules and Regulations to help reduce the chance of a forest fire from occurring. A circle of rocks or cinderblocks is not a permitted fireplace, and is a citable ECC offense. • Do not blow leaves out and onto the roadway. Ensure that all leaf litter/debris is not obstructing your

ditches, culverts, or swales as is required per our Protective Covenants. It is a citable offense to not maintain these areas on your property as it will prevent stormwater from being conveyed away to where it needs to go. Do yourself, your neighbors, and our community’s lakes a favor by routinely removing leaves from your ditch areas. The burning of leaves in the community is not allowed.

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

The annual drawdown for Roamingwood Lake commenced on September 20th as was advertised within several email blasts and also within the September Hideabout for ice damage prevention, vegetation control, and repair work to the outlet tower. Please ensure your dock has your lot # displayed on it for the 2022 season.

• Insects are the primary food source for Yellow Warblers and its not uncommon to watch them feasting on flying and crawling insects off of and around tree branches, most notably caterpillars.

Planning on doing work to your bulkhead or permanent docks? Now is the time. Be sure to submit the proper ECC Permit Application for Shoreline Improvements and to also check with the Wayne Conservation District before engaging in any shoreline work. The yearly drawdown is anticipated to run until March 15th 2022, at which time we will begin recharging the lake back to normal pool. ■

The Yellow Warbler, Setophaga petechia

B

elonging to family Parulidae, the Wood Warblers, our fluttery friend is one of 50 species found commonly in North America. These small birds are often quite colorful, are fast flyers, and inhabit a variety of brushy terrain. Here are some fun facts you might not have known about this “tweety bird” look alike: • The Yellow Warbler is one of the most widespread and established warblers in Pennsylvania.

along their breast feathers. However, some Yellow Warblers have an olivegray colored body which can cause confusion when trying to ID them. • Yellow Warblers are susceptible to brood parasitism by Cowbirds, where eggs are laid into existing Yellow Warbler nests, often resulting in the nests abandonment or forcing the Yellow Warbler to rebuild its nest atop the existing one where the mixture of eggs are present. Info courtesy of: https://sites.psu. edu/birdsofpa/birds-of-pennsylvania/ yellow-warbler/ and https://www.pgc. pa.gov/Education/WildlifeNotesIndex/ Documents/warblers.pdf

• You’ll most commonly see Yellow Warblers in Pennsylvania April through August before making their winter migration down south to Mexico and portions of Central & South America, often traveling at night in large flocks. • Yellow Warblers are typically easier to identify than the many other warbler species given that their heads are completely yellow and the males display chestnut colored streaks

Photo courtesy of John Goldman ■

Photo courtesy of: John Goldman

Check out: @HideoutEnvironmental on Instagram

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


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Fine German Cuisine Party Room & Packages Available OPEN FOR LUNCH & DINNER Indoor Dining Hours Sunday & Monday: 12 noon to 8pm Tuesday & Wednesday we are closed Thursday: 12 noon to 9pm Friday & Saturday: 12 noon to 10pm

570-698-5144

call for reservations

Biergarten Hours (May - October) Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12 noon to 8pm

2136 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel

www.NurnbergerBierhaus.info

Hideout Book Club

The Hideout Book Club invites everyone to our discussions held the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com. The Hideout Book Club: Selections for 2021-22 October 2021 The Four Winds Kristen Hannah November 2021 The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek - K Richardson December 2021 The Silent Patient Alex Michaelides January 2022 The Last Thing He Told Me Laura Dave February 2022 Midnight Library Matt Haig March 2022 The Nature of Fragile Things S. Meissner

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

Book Club

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SPECIALTIES:

-Homemade pierogies -pies -corned beef hash

BREAKFAST ALL DAY!!

Hours are:

Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. closed Thursday

526 Main Street, Honesdale 570-253-4774

Members are responsible for the conduct of their family, renters, guests, and other invitees.


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Celebrating 34 years in Business!

Thinking of building? A House Starts From The Ground Up! Call Us For Your Excavating Projects

• New Homes • Additions • Renovations & More!

Landscaping • Clean-Ups • Tree Removal • Sewer & Water Line Repair • Driveways Graveled • Colored Mulch • Indoor/Outdoor Painting • Decks & Houses Power-Washed & Stained • Water Proofing Foundation • Blacktop Driveways Sealed • Firewood for sale LICENSED CONTRACTOR •

Lawn Contracts available • Clean Ups

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Looking to remodel, add vinyl siding or a roof to your home? We have the knowledge! We have the experience! Call for estimates...


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At this years 9/11 ceremony this impressive statue was added to Reflection Park

All-Out

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Seasoned Firewood • year-round

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PA#145537

Floor &Floor Window Covering & Window Covering

P.O. Box 151 P.O. B 577 Hamlin577 Hwy. Hamli Hamlin, PAHamlin, 18427 PA

Email: jakescarpet@gmail.com Email: jakescarpet@gm Phone: 570.689.7188 • 1.800.673.2582 Phone: 570.689.7188 • 1.800.67 Fax: 570.689.7589 • www.JakesCarpet.com Fax: 570.689.7589 • www.JakesCarp

carpet • vinyl • ceramic tile hardwood • laminates • vinyl tile area rugs • all types of window blinds and draperies Hours: Monday to Friday 9-5p.m., Saturday 10-2p.m., Closed Sunday

website: www.jakescarpet.com PA001689

570-365-4999

Serving the community since 1978

Free Estimates


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Get paid to pancake! We’ve reopened our doors and now we’re looking for quality individuals to help fill positions such as:

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Hideout Adult Bowling League

Our NEW Season began on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 with a Practice Round of Bowling. Returning bowlers maintained their last season’s March 11th average. Only new bowlers recorded their scores to calculate an average for League Play. The Lanes exploded with bowling balls shattering the pins, sending them wildly into the channels. The League Men and Women came through Valley Bowling Lanes with welcoming hugs, shouts of joy & laughter which echoed throughout the House. WEEK 1 - Highlights from PRACTICE WEEK. Larry Triolo rocked the house with an outstanding 266 High Game, Rich Guiffredo was in the zone with a 255 High Game, Bill Wagner fired off a 211, Geoff Gliebe (a new bowler) slammed the pins for a 209 & 210. Lorraine Procopio smached the pins for a 176 High Game, Doris Kane blasted out a 175 High Game, Ronne Noone raked in a 168 High Game, Denise Guiffredo iced a 166 & Gail Endorf reeled in a 164 High Game. Wow!!! A Warm Welcome to our NEW Bowlers: Karen Bertani, Ed Cherico, Geoff & Karen Gliebe, Julie Grodski, Mike Hanbury, Larry Kiefhaber, Vincent Piscopo, John Polliti, Laura Rusnak, Marilyn Sevigny and Stan Obiurka. We are so delighted to have the RETURNING BOWLERS back with us: Carol Lopiccolo, Edna Moran, Peter Tomasetti & Betty Truncale. We hope you all had fun last week & look forward to seeing you throughout the season. On behalf of the Officers, we wish you an exciting 2021-2022 Season packed with teams blitzing the lanes with pocket hits. We hope our men & women overpower the pins & take total control of their lanes every Wednesday. Best Wishes to our members who left the League due to personal and/or sickness related issues: Ken Betros, Ben/Sandra Carapella, Roger Cortez, Jean David, Gro Paulsen, Jay Lobb, Rich & Kathy Maxwell, Al Marino & Dave Trombley. Our deepest condolences to Pat Beermann in the Loss of Her Beloved Husband Fred. WEEK 2 - The Hideout League generated many great performances to kick off the 2021-2022 Season. Congratulations to our “Sweep” Team: Time 2 Spare, 3 Dudes & A Dame & Teams & 11, 14, 16 STRIKE KINGS -- Charlie David 205 (569), Bill Wagner 205 (544), Chuck Bertani 204 (568), Mike Labate 204, Geoff Gliebe 191 (525), Rich Guiffredo 191, Al Dekler 189 (516), Peter Mennona 181, Larry Triolo 180 (526), Joe Stach 172, Bob Fezza 171, Tom Maguire 171, Rick Hadley 170, Mike Messina 168, Ken Wenz 168, John Kane 164, Pat Noone 158, Dave Dimmick 157, Tom Maher 156, John Gaspari 152, Ray Lubanski 152, Larry Kiefhaber 150, Jeff Sias 148, Rob Trombley 148, Al Brookmeyer 147, Rich Rosenberg 137, Bernard Chiarella 134, Lou DelliSanti 134, Willie Schumacher 131, Mike Hanbury 119, Pasquale Mozzone 119 & Arthur Palladino 115. Congratulations to the Men for setting the pace to the start of an exciting Season!

STRIKE QUEENS - Ronnie Noone 180 (487), Gail Endorf 170 (438), Reggie Hadley 167 (425), Lorraine Procopio 157 (424), Doris Kane 148 (425), Carol Lopiccolo 147 (420), Sue Dimmick 144, Karen Gliebe 135, Marilyn Sevigny 134, Janice Wagner 134, Cindy Gaspari 132, Carole Maguire 127, Julie Grodski 124, Linda Brenner 124, Karen Bertani 122, Denise Guiffredo 122, Lucille Koehler 121, Angie Mennona 120, JoAnn DelliSanti 118, Michele Palladino 113, Jeanne Schumacher 112, Betty Truncale 111, Donna White 107, Laura Hinton 94, Joyce LaRocca 94 & Joanne Trombley 80. Congrats to all the women for packing some exciting high scores! TEAM 6 - THUNDER shattered the pins with a 1808 Awesome High Team Series. Congratulations to Vinny Recchio (Absent), Paul Schiavo (Absent), Geoff Gliebe & Captain Rich Guiffredo for a fantastic round of bowling! Bowlers of the Week: Chuck Bertani had a marvelous afternoon & cranked out a superb 568...163POA. Hooray!!! Karen Bertani was all smiles when her mighty ball cruised down the lane sending the pins flying for an awesome 122 & 327...60POA. Charlie David had a fantastic afternoon on the lanes...blitzing the lanes with pocket shots for a magnificent 205 & a 569...62POA. JoAnn DelliSanti came out swinging away at her pins every frame & managed to grab an impressive 330 Series..54POA. Sue Dimmick crushed the pins for an amazing 144 & 395...29 POA. Julie Grodski put a little extra spin on her ball to capture a whopping 124 & 339...36 POA. Bob Fezza shattered the pins for a cool 171 & 483...96 POA. Bill Wagner had a few strikes up his sleeve when he stunned the pins & “aced” a very impressive 205 & 544...43POA. Karen Gliebe, Carol Lopiccolo, Marilyn Sevigny, Joanne Trombley & Betty Truncale, clobbered those pesty pins into the channel and these ladies were having a “FUN TIME” doing it. Geoff Gliebe, Mike Hanbury, Larry Kiefhaber, quickly got into the zone, blasting the pins into the channel. Welcome to the League Guys! Come and Join us for an afternoon of bowling fun. It’s the Hideout’s No. 1 Social Gathering Event. Pacers are welcome too! So stop by Valley Bowling Lanes and check us out every Wednesday at 12:30pm. League Officers - Rick Hadley, President; Bob Fezza, Vice President; Bill Wagner, Treasurer By: Reggie Hadley - Secretary


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From The Pro Shop

By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

T

he weather has not cooperated during the month of September. We have received in excess of 30 inches of rain since June 1st of this year. There is nowhere for the water to go.

Golf Tournaments:

The 9/11 Help a Hero was held on Saturday, September 18th. The event was sold out with a second session held in the afternoon. The event was a huge success with the dinner dance following at the lodge. This year’s Club Championships are almost finished with only two matches left to play. A complete listing of the winners will be posted in next month’s Hideabout. Manny Nash had a hole in one on August 9th on hole #10 he used a nine iron from105 yards. Oh, he wanted to mention he is 82 years young. Congratulations Manny. Saturday, September 4th was Golfer’s Appreciation day. Hot dogs and refreshments were served at the flag pole for all golfers. It seemed to be well received by all. Fall hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 am until 4 pm. Weekend and holiday hours are 8 am until 5 pm.

Hours will change after the Columbus Day weekend We take Tee times up to 7 days in advance. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled Tee time. If you need to cancel please call the pro shop so we can fill in the reservation time. Remember to fix your ball marks on the greens replace divots on the fairways and rake sand traps. Please follow the cart restrictions posted each day in the pro shop as well as the signs posted on the course. Remember no driving of carts on the par three holes ever. That’s holes #3 #6 and #10. Please replace your divots on the fairways. We have had excessive play on the course this year and with the wet conditions it is taking its toll on the course. We have a wonderful amenity with this course. Be courteous of your fellow golfers. If you wish to golf after normal operating hours you must call the Pro Shop and advise the staff. Walkers only. You need to have a golf pass or make prior payment prior to starting your round. No motorized carts after 5 pm. ■

The Hideout Golf Club proudly presents 24 replacement birdhouses for our Golf Course. The houses will be installed on existing posts and will be ready for next year nesting pairs. These will attract Pennsylvania's cavity nesting birds such as the Eastern Bluebird, chickadees, wrens, and nuthatches.

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Golf Course & Pro Shop hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekends and holidays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 7 days a week - weather permitting


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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Wildlife and Forestry Committee Meeting Minutes - September 9, 2021 Present: Ryan Hill, Mia Corona, Jill Metschulat, Cathy Long, Laura Rusnak, Fred Sakacs Absent: N/A Excused: Paul Spiese Guests: Joseph Piotrowski Start Time: 11:09AM Pledge of Allegiance Motion to Approve the August 12th Minutes: Made by Fred, Seconded by Laura End Time: 11:53AM Motion to Adjourn: Made by Fred, Seconded by Laura Jill Metschulat, the new Assistant Community Manager/Environmental Manager and Mia Corona, the new ECC Permitting Officer, introduced themselves to the committee and it was discussed how they will be assisting with the various projects moving forward. Committee welcomed them and wished them the best in their new roles. Regarding TNR/Feral Cats, committee discussed that the total cats processed in July & August was 15 Kittens and 6 Adults, and that 81 Consent to Trap forms are on file as of September. Management indicated that TNR activities are temporarily on hold given veterinary access, but will resume in October. Committee highlighted the Deer Management Open Forum was held on August 12th 2021, Main Lodge, 6PM-8PM with USDA and that 29 individuals were signed in that included staff, members, and wildwood outing club members. Forest regeneration and healthier looking deer in the community were key focal points. Gypsy Moths vs Fall Webworms were discussed by the committee and that the fall webworm tents are very prevalent at the ends of tree tips this time of the year. Management indicated Fall Webworms were explained in the September Hideabout and committee also discussed that Biobase Pest Solutions, LLC will return in November 2021 to assess forest defoliator populations,

ie, Gypsy Moths. Laura recommended we share an update on Fall Webworms to the community via Facebook and the Environmental Instagram account, which management indicated they would. Weed control and additional planting efforts for the Roamingwood Park Landscaping area were discussed and Cathy indicated she would connect with Jill and Mia on what is likely best suited for that location here in September and October. Maintenance will be asked to assist with weed removal efforts when able to. Committee discussed that sharing educational resources, such as YouTube clips and informational links regarding Spotted Lanternfly control and trap building, should be shared with the community. Management will explore creative ways to keep this subject matter fresh and to distribute to the community. No updates regarding Goose Management were available as control management work largely occurs in the Spring. No new updates were available regarding Birth/Fertility Control for Deer Management. Committee has always kept this as a point of discussion as a potential non-lethal way of addressing deer. Fertility control tests and studies have yielded limited effectiveness. This approach has reduced applicability, especially for large populations of free-range deer. Implementation of such a program would be far more costly than that of lethal control methods, and herd reductions would still be necessary to reduce damage as fertility control does not directly reduce deer numbers. Sterilized deer would still cause damage to the forest understory and deer to vehicle collisions, significantly limiting any sort of progress within a community’s deer management plan. The PA Game Commission offers a rigorous permit process in place for fertility control of white-tailed deer. However, the PA Game Commission considers all methods of fertility control (contraception and surgical sterilization) as experimental and as a research project. Results should not be expected in the short term, and it could take up to 10 years to see any real

benefit. Clear goals, objectives, measures, and anticipated outcomes would need to be outlined in the proposal for fertility control to be considered. The Pennsylvania Game Commission is unaware of any fertility control that has been shown to have acceptable results (to a community) over the long-term in an open population setting (deer move, plus the infertile deer can still cause property damage or be hit by cars, and often no population impact is observed even in closed systems for a decade). Nuisance animal control work at Brooks Lake Dam was discussed and that a contracted service trapped and removed 2 groundhogs around August 20th. Trapping Notice signs were staked around area where traps were set to alert members and for safety reasons. The wood duck nesting box located downstream of Roamingwood Dam appears to have washed away. Staff will try to relocate. Windemere box will be relocated to Brooks Lake Island this season prior to winter. Committee noted that educational signage with QR codes still needs to be completed along the length of the Nature Trail prior to winter and that Mia will be lending a hand with that effort given her background. A memorial bench + placard engraving for John Goldman will be placed on the Nature Trail this season. Management will revisit a prior work order that was submitted where a culvert needed to be resecured with additional rock. Cathy took point on discussing that there is an existing stand of Phragmites near the Public Works building and that it is starting to spread. Management is going to get in touch with Princeton Hydro and explore control options and associated costs to see what can be done to limit its footprint. Regarding the Native Vegetation Meadow/ Deer Exclusion Zone, Cathy commented that the area is looking good and that it’ll be left alone for the time being. Committee discussed animal browse on the external blueberry bushes and that activity is being observed throughout the unfenced section

with various animal pathways/trails. New Business/Comments/Questions: Management indicated that new advertising efforts will be underway for the National Wildlife Federation enrollment process, likely with Recreation staff and Mia. Regarding the new composters, the committee confirmed that they want one of the units left inside the Hideout Harvestor’s this season and taken offline until Spring 2022. The other composter will be relocated outside of the Hideout Harvestor’s and both of its bins will have “browns” placed inside. Once Spring 2022 hits, we can then add the “greens” and start building up material in the second composter unit once the compost is ready. The committee did not support placement of the composters at the main trash and recycling site as members would likely place non-compostable items inside. Mia indicated she has some background in composting and will help this project move forward. Committee discussed that the turkey sighting survey project concluded August 31st and that all non-repeat sightings were submitted through the PA Game Commissions portal. Cathy indicated that the secretary position is still open for the committee and needs to be filled. A committee membership application recommendation has been forwarded to Board for their review at the next scheduled meeting. Committee reviewed a recommendation made by a community member for the consideration of establishing Purple Martin houses in the community. The committee wanted to conduct some additional research on the pros and cons of Purple Martin houses to see if it would be beneficial to the membership or not. Will discuss further at next committee meeting. Next Wildlife & Forestry Committee meeting will occur on Thursday October 14th, 11AM in person at the POA and also via Zoom. ■


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easements do not always coincide with 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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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! We will be open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm. Friday and Saturday 9 am - 1 pm. 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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Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - July 23, 2021 Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tim Kresge – Permitting Officer, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Tina Fairfax, Larry Frotten – Community Manager (Guest) Excused: N/A Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 7/16/2021: Approved as corrected. Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps Permits issued 7/15 – 7/24: Motion to approve permits. Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher. Permits approved by unanimous vote. Projects: Approved as discussed. Dennis explained that there have been a lot of improvements made throughout the Community with only a few issues (i.e., unpermitted work). Variances: Two variances were submitted. Both were approved. Letters will be sent to Property Owners. REVIEW/DISCUSSION LOT VIOLATIONS/CITATIONS: Tim is concentrating on unregistered vehicles and overgrown vegetation. A discussion ensued of covered vehicles and if we can look under the cover, as well as our rights to go on individual lots. The Covenants say we have the right to inspect property, but how is this bound.

Larry Frotten expressed that we need to get a more definitive answer from legal regarding this. He will reach out to our legal. Mike Burns asked if the issue of unregistered vehicles is systemic. It is not. Larry Lieberher suggested reaching out to owners to discuss the situation and hopefully reach a mutually agreeable solution. STORMWATER UPDATE: Everything is going well. Lakeview Drive has more work that needs to be done prior to entering Phase 3 which is Grandview Drive. The road crew has been doing smaller projects in between. The Maplewood swale project may not be done this year. We will be working on a couple of projects on Boulder & Windemere. NEW BUSINESS WINDEMERE POND: Larry Frotten explained that this pond has an earthen dam which has been overflowing due to a beaver dam (dam has been removed). Ground Hogs are also causing issues (digging holes). The dam has been compromised. We will be working on fixing it. EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting ended at: 9:45 am Motion to Adjourn Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps Next Meeting: Friday, 8/13/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - August 13, 2021 Call to Order at: 9:00 am

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STORMWATER UPDATE: Everything is going well; project work will be continuous for several years. LVD Ridgeview Baffle Box Project. Dennis explained that this is a grant project. We are waiting for drop basins to be made as we need 60% done in order to begin project. Hoping to begin in Sept. There was a short discussion of stormwater issues on Parkwood as well as projects planned for Grandview, Ridgeview and Maplewood.

Present: Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tim Kresge – Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax Excused: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 7/16/2021: Approved as written. Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher Permits issued 7/24 – 8/12: Motion to approve permits. Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher. Permits approved by unanimous vote. Projects: Approved as discussed. The committee reviewed garage plans submitted by property owner. Owner will be notified of additional questions and items that need to be addressed in order for plan to be approved. REVIEW/DISCUSSION LOT VIOLATIONS/CITATIONS: Political signs have been cited, as no signs are permitted that are advertisements. The committee discussed various types of signs and if they should/t allowed. Signs that show support have been allowed, (i.e., support of police/fire fighters). It was agreed that flags and support signs

BOX TRAILERS: Are permitted as long as they have no advertising. Campground meeting held and planning to redo storage area this fall, doubling size. SKI HILL: New dock has been installed with dock deicers. New water line will have baffle box to keep debris out (4 in. pipe surrounded by 12 in. and pipe warmer to prevent water from freezing). Purchasing 2 backup pumps. Northeast Designs will be drawing up plans for turning the ice-skating rink into rental shop. EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting ended at: 10:00 am Motion to Adjourn Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps Next Meeting: Friday, 9/10/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Minutes - August 10, 2021 A meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 8/10/21 at the woodworker shop by Ken Wenz.

John will get a better handle on the Rebhune classic, the picnic, etc. after he and Tammi coordinate their efforts with updating the Woodshop email listing.

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Joe Stach will check with golf maintenance to find out when the greens will be aerated here at the Hideout golf course. John Gaspari will create a sign up for the classic after we have a firm date on the aeration issue.

The group said the pledge of allegiance to open the meeting. Joe Stach made a motion that this meeting be dedicated to Dominick Luccarelli who just turned 90 years old. Congratulations, Dominick. We have two guests this evening. Dennis, the facilities manager for the Hideout and Tammi the office manager for Rec. Sickness and Distress: Nothing new at this time. Correspondence: Nothing new at this time. Prior Meeting Minutes: Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 7/13/21. The meeting minutes were accepted and seconded for the report as read. Treasurer’s report: Dave Dimmick read the Treasurer’s Report. The report was accepted and seconded as read. Shop Needs / Old Business: We only had 18 people show up for the Rail Rider baseball game. Typically we have 30 – 35 people for the game. Dave Dimmick commented that we should make a distinction between the Wood Shop as an amenity and the Woodshop as a club. We should make an effort to promote the woodshop as both. John Gaspari had a suggestion that when new members are trained we emphasize to them about the social aspects of the wood shop. This can be done during the training session. We still do not have an updated e-mail address for all of the members. There are approximately 50 – 60 % of members who do not have an email address listed. Without this email address, we cannot contact our members to let them know about the various activities that we have. John suggested that when asking for new members phone numbers we ask for their cell phone numbers so that we can send them a text message Tammi offered to provide email addresses from another source. John will sit down with Tammi to bring our Woodshop email address listing up to date.

New planer has been ordered. We are waiting on a delivery date from the vendor. Parts for the small planer are also on order. Siding for the woodshop building will be done in the fall. When the siding is done the awnings will be done also. The doors will be done in the same time frame as the siding. The maintenance schedule for the interior of the shop still needs to be determined. The shop is in use every day. Some weeks are slower than others. Bob Addieg thought that the Public Works committee agreed to have the interior of the shop cleaned every other week. Dennis is working towards filling the housekeeping staff to full capacity. Dennis will follow up with maintenance to see that the interior of the shop (vacuums, filters, etc. are cleaned. John Gaspari said that he has found beer bottles and whiskey bottles around the outside of the shop area. Dennis will follow up with maintenance so they are aware of this issue. We need some additional help with the Help a Hero project. This is a labor intensive project. The project is less than half done. The project needs to be completed by the end of this month. This is more than a one day project. There was discussion on how best to handle this project going forward. Bob Fezza needs the parts for the small planer. He can’t go forward until we get the required parts. New Business: Nothing new at this time. Miscellaneous: Nothing new at this time. The meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:40 pm. ■

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Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Lyle Britton, Judy Britton, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager, Larry Frotten, Community Manager On the Phone: Bernadette Zumbo Excused: Lou Delli Santi Minutes of the last meeting approved by Judy Britton, seconded by Eileen Simon Old Business: 1. The sign for “Ramp Access” has been put up at the Main Lodge 2. Staffing is still an issue in our food service department. However, as of this date, new servers have been hired. There was a discussion about why the Clubhouse is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday since many of the area restaurants are also closed those same days. Larry informed us that the Clubhouse has only two cooks, and they need to have two consecutive days off, and it makes the most sense to close those two days. 3. The new manager of the Clubhouse

Items of Discussion: 1. Email Blasts – 3,275 members are receiving email blasts. 2. The question was asked if ads in The Hideabout Newspaper that have a dark background and are difficult to read could be changed. Lisa informed the committee that she would develop the advertisement at the customer’s request. The customer is informed about newspaper print variation, and it is suggested a lighter background or larger font be used. Ultimately it is up to the client. 3. An email regarding ONLINE VOTING for the Board of Director candidates has gone out to members, and we are hoping that this will help increase voting. The committee would like to thank Larry Frotten and The Hideout for providing a delicious lunch at today’s meeting. Meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m. Next Meeting – Monday, October 11, 2021, 11:30 a.m. ■

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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes - August 25, 2021 Friederick O Beermann 1944 - 2021 Friederick Otto Beermann, 76 of Lake Ariel, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 6, 2021, at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, following an illness. His loving wife of 50 years is the former Patricia Catalanotto - Beermann. Born October 25, 1944, in Manhattan, he was the son of the late Otto and Margaret Books - Beermann. Prior to retirement, he was a Master Mechanic on the Long Island Rail Road for 33 years. A resident of The Hideout for 22 years and a member of Canaan Bible Chapel, South Canaan. He was a Vietnam Veteran while serving in the United States Air Force. Fred loved hunting, golfing, bowling, country music, and helping with Help A Hero. Fred loved being a Volunteer Fireman, and a member of the drill team. His true pride and joy was being a grandfather and friend to many. Also surviving are his daughter Dawn Bartoszewicz and her husband Sean of Patchogue, NY, a son Darren Beermann and his wife Noelle of Dalton and daughter Danielle Schumacher and her husband Brad of Lake Ariel; grandchildren Lauryn, Dillon, Chase, Sean, Kyra, and Emily; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother Ernest Beermann and a sister Carol McCormick. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions be made in his name to: Help A Hero Fund, Inc. 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436.

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Call to Order - The meeting began at 10am Pledge of allegiance Present: Robert Addieg, Rich Straczynski, Michelle Popadynec, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Craig Rafaniello – Project Manager, Desiree Detres – Facilities Administrative Clerk Excused: Laura Rusnak, John Thompson, Michael Terranova Minutes from meeting on July 14th, 2021, for approval. Any changes, questions or a New Business Dennis discussed storm damage from all the rain we received. Maintenance has been working nonstop to help as many members as we can. Unfortunately, this was out of our control. A lot of the issues comes from culvert pipes being blocked. Roads are clear so now we are working on the cleanup. POA DOORS Lower-level doors have been installed. The employee entrance door should be installed in a few weeks. The stairs will be brought up to code. MAINTENANCE TRUCKS We ordered two new vehicles for Maintenance. Should be here in time for winter. Antler road has been repaved.

We repaired and put in new AC units in some of our facilities. The Club House, POA, Maintenance building, Recreation building, Main Gate and the new control room for Public Safety. OLD BUSINESS Club House Awning Awnings have been installed. Working great. Salt Shed Salt shed is almost done. Concrete is done. They are going to start paving the inside of the shed. Last thing to do is the fabric cover. We will schedule to install. That is only a one-day process Siding Club House, Wood Workers and POA are scheduled for residing this fall. Awnings will also be done at Wood Workers. Committee Member Comments, Requests and Suggestions • Have Maintenance at Wood Workers bi-weekly to empty bins from machines • Have Mechanic look at small band saw • Consider making a new spot for dog pool at the dog park. Also paint sign into park • Reflectors on the corner of Parkwood and Lakeview Drive • Repaint railings at main mailboxes.

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The roof over the patrol office has been repaired. No reports on any new leaks.

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Lakes Committee Minutes August 28, 2021

Chair: Iggy Rivera

Members: Kirsten Dolan, Kent Fairfield, Steve Flapan, Karen Greenfeld, Jim McLoone, Lori Muscaro, Rick Nolte, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman Staff: Jill Metschulat Board: Andrew Miller The meeting was called to order at 9:06 in-person and on Zoom followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by K. Greenfeld, a second by R. Nolte and approval by all. J. Metschulat informed the committee that R. Hill has resigned but will be with us until the end of September. Management is looking for a replacement. Members of the committee voiced their concerns about finding someone as capable as Ryan, and all commented on the great job which he has done for the Hideout and that he will be greatly missed. Stormwater issues were discussed. During the past several heavy rains from hurricanes, there were culvert damages and high E. coli levels and algae blooms in Roamingwood which forced the lake to close for a time. OLD BUSINESS: Roamingwood Outlet Structure Repair Updates: FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) culvert inspection occurred on August 5th, the results of which indicated areas of missing joint sealant, cracking in areas of the concrete and voids behind numerous sections of the conduit. However, it is in “substantially serviceable condition.” DSI (Diving Services Incorporated) proposed repairs to correct these problems. A Professional Engineer will then inspect the culvert and submit the findings within 14 days. The Board approved this unbudgeted expenditure as the repair must be made before the bladder installation. The bladder for the outlet tower has passed all tests by the manufacturer and was received on August 26th. The drawdown Permit application was approved on August 26th by PA Fish and Boat and will be September 20th to March 15th, 2022. The membership was notified on August 20th to begin making arrangements for boat and dock removals. Fish stocking: Still on que for 500 Walleye 6-8” for Roamingwood. Act 13 + Growing Greener Grant: The completion date is projected to be September 30th but the contractor has been having delays with obtaining the concrete drop basins. Mobilization planning

and staging materials are planned for next week. BioChar: All of the socks were removed on August 17th, and samples from each will be processed by ECM for Total Phosphorous and Total Nitrogen and compared against the control. The used socks will ultimately be made available for members for use in gardens. Stormwater Enhancements: Continuing swale upgrades along Lakeview East and West. Entrance Pond Fountain: Will remain in place until October. Brooks Spillway Rehabilitation: Work activities ended August 6th, and the final inspection was on August 11th. When we receive the Certification and Dam completion form, the project will be complete. Wood Duck Nesting Boxes: The box located downstream of Roamingwood might be lost due to high water flow from the storms. Staff will try to locate it. Microbac Laboratories: The Wednesday August 18th tropical storm event negatively impacted the community’s water bodies due to 3.5” of water and flooding. E. coli measurements were way over the acceptable levels so recreational contact/beach closure was implemented. Swimming could have opened the following week but then algae blooms were sighted, and then there were additional heavy rains. Dam Inspections: Givler Engineering Inc. is working on getting the dams updated with Dennis Polhamus as the designated “Operator” and Larry Frotten as the designated “Owner/Manager.” This year’s dam inspection reports for Roamingwood and Deerfield are in the process of being completed and will be submitted to the PA DEP by the years end as required. Floating Wetland Islands: The four new FWI’s were installed at Brooks on August 4th by volunteer, PH staff and Hideout maintenance staff. Thanks to all who helped. PALMS application is pending review to possibly cover the bulk of the costs for four new FWI’s for Deerfield in 2022.

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Environmental Control Committee Minutes - August 27, 2021 Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance Present: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Paul Spiese – Board Liaison, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Mia Corona – Permitting Officer, Tina Fairfax

committee. Mia gave a brief overview of her background in Environmental Studies. The committee welcomed Mia.

Stormwater Update: With the storms over the last week (10” of rain) not much damage was created. Mostly driveways (from blocked culverts) and crews are out in the community assisting owners. Motion to approve the meeting minutes Grandview will be addressed this year. of 8/13/2021: Approved as written. Maplewood will be the next consideration, Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher hopefully in Oct. Dennis is working with Permits issued 7/24 – 8/26: Motion: Ron Larry to get a dump trailer to keep up Phelps, 2nd Mike Burns. Permits approved with the culvert cleanup. There was a discussion that more road crew personnel by unanimous vote. Projects: Approved are needed. This added to a discussion as discussed. Projects: Approved as of additional personnel need as well as discussed. Variance Request: Approved interdepartmental cooperation and over as presented. Project: The committee general culture (tiers of enforcement and reviewed a preliminary project plan – responsibilities). additional information will be requested. There was a discussion of the number of Ski Hill Update: Rental Shop proposal has dead/damaged trees are in the community been received. The Pump House project and who is responsible for them, as well as is on schedule. The culvert has been of contractors and what types of work they completed. do. Lakeview Drive Baffle Box: Construction Property Owner Presentation: Property should begin within the next two weeks. Owner presented information to the Mike Burns complimented the committee regarding a proposed garage for Maintenance personnel on their work during his property. There was discussion of the the storms. proposal. The Property owner will consult Meeting ended at: 10:35 am Motion: Ron with the township on options and keep Phelps, 2nd Mike Burns committee informed. REVIEW/DISCUSSION Introduction of new employee: Dennis introduced new Permitting Officer to the

Next Meeting: Friday, 9/10/2021, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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These plants were found and documented by NatureWorks staff at Brooks and NEW BUSINESS/OPEN DISCUSSION: were pulled and discarded. PH and Tabletop Exercise: The Public Safety NatureWorks will continue to monitor for director will be assisting making any new blooms. arrangements for this event to occur later Blue-green Algae Events: One event was this fall. detected on August 3rd at Roamingwood Water Quality Monitoring Event: Occurred so an announcement went out to the on August 10th and event #4 will occur on community to avoid contact. This 9/2. dissipated in the next couple of days. Deerfield Lake: A community dock was Another event was confirmed by PH on installed on August 6th. The aerator August 25th after yet another storm event, compressor replacement is on que to occur and fresh signage went out around the soon via Princeton Hydro. lake. Entrance Pond Boat Ramp: A gravel ramp Request For Water Quality Testing at was installed on August 11th. Brooks and Deerfield: A member inquired Water Chestnut Aquatic Invasive Species: about testing these waters in the future.

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The 2022 budget was already finalized so it would not be possible for 2022 but could be considered for the 2023 budget. The committee discussed the matter, and since people do swim in those bodies of water, all agreed that they should be tested, even though it will be an additional cost. The meeting was adjourned at 9:55 with a motion by K. Greenfeld and a second by K. Fairfield. The next meeting will be on September 18th, and the October meeting on November 6th. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■


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THE HIDEOUT ELVES We are proud to announce that The Hideout Elves are officially a a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For those of you that are not familiar with us, our journey began in 2016, when a few Hideout homeowners worked together and donated gifts for two families that needed help during the holidays. That’s when The Hideout Elves was born! Since then, The Hideout Elves have continued to help families during the holiday season and throughout the years. Through social media, Hideout neighbors, homeowners, businesses, and local contractors have worked together to help more than 65 families. In A nonprofit 501c(3) organization addition, we offered a helping hand to local nursing homes, local schools, a local domestic abuse program, and a nearby animal shelter, to name a few. We worked with local contractors to snowplow the driveways of several of our elderly and disabled homeowners who could not get out of their homes. We have provided heat for several families that had the difficult decision to either feed their families or heat their homes. None of this could have taken place without the help of all of our community Elves, aka donors. This year, we expanded our program to recognize some of our dedicated, hard-working Hideout employees. With the help of homeowner donations, we gifted 35 lifeguards gift cards redeemable for a free lunch. We were also able to provide gift cards to 6 of the maintenance workers that work at the recycling center. These men and women have been essential to us, especially throughout the Covid-19 crisis over the last year and a half. The Hideout Elves has grown beyond what we could ever have even imagined, but we would never be able to continue helping without all of you! Though the weather has just started to get cooler, we will soon be entering the 2021 holiday season and are gearing up to assist as many families as possible. Please join our mission and remember, now that we are officially a non-profit entity, from this point forward, donations made through The Hideout Elves will be tax-deductible!!

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October Recreation Activities Tues. Oct. 5

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm Lodge Courts (Weekly Tues. & Fri) Weather Permitting/ISC

Mon. Oct. 11

Columbus Day Federal Holiday

Sat. Oct. 16

Fall Festival 1pm at OSC*

Wed. Oct. 6

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

Sun. Oct. 17 Mini Golf Open 12-5 p.m. -- Closing for the Season*

Wed. Oct. 6

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Wed. Oct. 6

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

Mon. Oct. 18 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Wed. Oct. 6

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

Wed. Oct. 6

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

Fri. Oct. 8 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 1-4 pm (Weekly) Sat. Oct. 9 Mini Golf Open 8am – 8pm (Weekly Monday through Saturday) Sat. Oct. 9

Indoor Court prepaid bookings Saturday evenings 5 – 8 pm (Weekly)

Sat. Oct. 9

Flea Market 9am – 3pm at Laurel Park Campgrounds (No Rain Date)*

Sat Oct. 9 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am - 4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. Oct. 10 Mini Golf Open 8am-8pm (Weekly Monday through Saturday) Sun. Oct. 10 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am – 4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun. Oct. 10

Salvation Army Collection RSC MPR 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*

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August 21, 2021, The Hideout Recreation Department hosted a very successful competitive Cornhole Tournament followed by a rock concert on the Ski Hill.

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

Fri. Nov. 12 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly)

Mon.

Nov. 1 Fitness Center Reverts to Winter Hours

Sat.

Nov. 13 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon.

Nov. 1 RSC Tennis Pass begins

Sat.

Nov. 13 Indoor Prepaid evening bookings 5-8pm (Weekly)

Mon. Nov. 1 RSC Pickleball Contracts begin

Sun.

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

Mon. Nov. 1 After School Open 3:15 – 5:00 p.m. (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.)

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

Mon. Nov. 1 Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly M,W,F)

Tues. Nov. 16 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.)

Mon.

Wed. Nov. 17 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Nov. 1 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly)

Tues. Nov. 2 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Fri.) Wed. Nov. 3 Crafters 1pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed. Nov. 3 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Thurs. Nov. 18 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly) Fri. Nov. 19 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.) Sat.

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

Thurs. Nov. 4 Open Play Pool Lower Level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)

Sat.

Nov. 20 Indoor Court prepaid evening books 5-8pm (Weekly)

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

Sat.

Nov 20 Holiday Craft Fair Main Lodge 9 A.M.

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Sun.

Nov. 21 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm (Weekly)

Mon. Nov. 22 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., Thurs.)

Nov. 6 Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

Sat. Nov. 6 Pickleball Tournament Mens and Womans doubles ISC 8:30A.M. Sun.

Nov. 7 Pickleball Tournament Mixed Doubles ISC 8:30A.M.

Sun.

Nov. 7 Football and Cornhole Tournament Main Lodge 12 P.M.

Mon. Nov. 22 Open Play Pool lower level of Clubhouse 6-9pm (Weekly) Tues. Nov. 23 Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Weekly Tues., Thurs.)

Mon. Nov. 8 After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed., & Thurs.)

Wed. Nov. 24 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30 in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly)

Mon. Nov. 8 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Fri.

Nov. 26 Children’s Bingo 1pm at RSC Multi-purpose Room*

Wed. Nov. 10 Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Fri.

Nov. 26 3-Point Shootout Tournament 3pm in the RSC Indoor Courts*

Fri.

Nov. 26 Teen & Adult Ping Pong Tournament, 7pm at the RSC MPR*

Wed. Nov. 10 Chair Yoga w/ Ruth Piptone 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Thurs. Nov. 11 Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 1-4pm (Weekly)


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REAL ESTATE

What causes learning disorders?

Ten Simple Improvements To Help Maximize Your Home Sale!

By: Terri Ditty, Associate Broker The devil is really in the details when buyers look at a home. Lots of everyday wear and tear that you don’t even notice can ding your home in the eyes of potential buyers. Here’s my list of ten simple improvements you can do to help your home sell faster: 1. Spruce up your baseboards: Pets, kids, vacuum cleaners and stumbling around in the dark can make a mess of your baseboards. Repainting baseboards after repairing scratches with putty can make the border of any room look new. 2. Fill in nail holes: Part of interior repainting should be careful attention to those errant nail holes from pictures, shelves, and other wall-mounted baubles. Putty, smooth, sand and paint! 3. Sniff for smokers: Filter replacement is a must if someone’s been puffing in your home. Also wash down those walls, prime them to seal in any cooked-in nicotine, and repaint. Be sure to check entryways and lawns for cigarette butts, too! 4. Review the roof: Do you have missing singles? Broken tiles? Is mold and moss sprouting up there? Do some cleaning and spot replacing. 5. Reinforce your gutters: Clean them out,

dry them out, then caulk them to prevent leaks. This will keep water off the siding, reducing staining and damage. 6. Replace bad vinyl floors: Not only are they tacky when they’re cracked or cut, but they can suggest water damage to buyers. 7. Repair dripping faucets: Buyers will turn faucets on and off. What will they find? If your sinks and baths dribble, fix them before buyers imagine their future headache. 8. Tune up screens: Did you have a dog that liked to lean against the front door? Look for the sagging, hanging, bent, and bubbling screens, especially around doors. New screens look clean. Old screens suggest neglect. 9. Patch cabinet scratches: Tibet Almond Stick, Old English Scratch Cover, or even some artful re-staining can make cabinets seem new. Remember to polish them up when you’re done! 10. If the bowl moves when you sit on it, the bolts are rusted, or the bathroom floor is damp and discolored around the commode, replace the toilet or at the very least reseal it. That should keep you busy! ■

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Of the things we think say and do…. Is it the truth Is it fair to all Concerned Will it build goodwill and better friendships Is it beneficial to all concerned

The Hamlin Lake Ariel Rotary club is holding an Open House Oct 13, 2021 @ R Place 482 Hamlin Hwy, Hamlin from 6-9 P.M. Come and meet the club members, take action in the community, exchange ideas, learn new connections. Light fair, beverages and friendly faces provided.

Do you have a birthday announcement that you would like to run in The Hideabout Newspaper? Child or grandchild to show off? Catch a big fish?

Many children and adults struggle with learning disorders. Learning disorders can prevent a person from learning skills and using them effectively. The Mayo Clinic advises that various factors may lead to the development of learning disorders.

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· Family history of learning disorders. · Certain prenatal and neonatal risks, including poor growth in the uterus, exposure to alcohol or drugs in utero, premature birth, and low birth weight. · Trauma and psychological abuse in early childhood can affect brain development.

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

· Head injuries or nervous system infections. · Exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead. Extra help with learning specialists and an individualized education plan can help students set modified timelines and goals. Certain people with learning disorders also benefit from medications and therapy. ■

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Women have some control in regard to their risk for breast cancer

N

o one, regardless of their age, occupation, skin color, or socioeconomic status, is immune to cancer. In fact, individuals might be hard pressed to say no one in their family and/or circle of friends has been diagnosed with cancer at some point. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were 18.1 million new cancer cases across the globe in 2018. Among women, when excluding non-melanoma skin cancer, no cancer was more prevalent globally than breast cancer. The World Cancer Research Fund reports that, in 2018, breast cancer accounted for 25.4 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in women. That figure is nearly three times as high as the percentage of cases of colorectal cancer, which accounted for the second most new cancer cases diagnosed in women in 2018. It’s understandable to be fearful of such figures, which can make a breast cancer diagnosis seem almost inevitable. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that not all risk factors for breast cancer are set in stone. Though age and family history, two known risk factors for breast cancer, may be beyond a woman’s control, she still can exercise some control over other risk factors. · Physical activity: The CDC notes that women who are not physically active have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than those who are. The Office on Women’s Health, a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, notes that women should get two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity every week or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity

aerobic activity each week. This should be accompanied by musclestrengthening activities on two or more days each week. Carrying around extra weight can make moving around more difficult, so the Office on Women’s Health urges larger women to start slowly if it’s been awhile since they exercised. In addition, aging women can speak with their physicians for advice about exercise regimens they should or need not avoid. · Taking hormones: The CDC notes that hormone replacement therapies that include both estrogen and progesterone taken during menopause can increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer when taken for more than five years. In addition, the CDC reports that oral contraceptives, such as birth control pills, have been linked to a higher risk for breast cancer. Women can speak with their physicians about how to control hormonerelated risk factors for breast cancer. · Alcohol consumption: Studies have found that the more alcohol a woman consumes the greater her risk for breast cancer becomes. Smoking, exposure to chemicals that have been found to cause cancer and changes in hormones related to working night shifts are some additional risk factors for breast cancer that women may be able to control. Breast cancer affects millions of women across the globe each year. Though that may instill a feeling of helplessness, women should know that many risk factors for breast cancer are within their control. ■


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2021 Proposed Meeting Schedule

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Oct 9 (9am) Nov 24 Dec 22 Service Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM—3:30 PM Rates for Service Scheduled Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $50.00, minimum Water On/Off - $20.00 Unscheduled After Service Hour Rates: Service Call - $75.00, minimum Water On/Off - $75.00 Other Rates: Sat., 10:00 PM to Mon., 7:30 AM Service Call - $85.00, premium Water On/Off - $85.00 On Holidays, Premium Rates Apply RS&W’s staff is on-call 7 days per week; 24 hours per day. If you have a water or sewer emergency, call (570) 698-6162, wait for operator and press OPTION 1, to leave your name, lot number and phone number where you can be reached and your call will be returned promptly. All non-emergency service calls require 24 hour notice to schedule an appointment during regular working hours.

Date

2021 Holiday Schedule

November

Thursday, November 25— Thanksgiving

November

Friday, November 26— Day After Thanksgiving

December

Friday, December 24— Christmas Day (Observed)

December

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

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Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association Sewer Treatment Plant Rehabilitation Project Progress Update: *In August 2021, Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association put the designed Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project out for bid through the State’s Penn Bid Web Site. *On September 1, 2021, RSW and BCM/Atlas Engineers held a pre-bid meeting at the Treatment Plant for this upcoming upgrade project. *The bid opening date is set for October 1, 2021. *Once a contractor is chosen this Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project will move forward.

EcoTran Alarms: What to do… All EcoTran pumps are wired to an alarm panel on your house. This alarm will be triggered in the event that a pump gets overwhelmed by excessive flow or a malfunction. Should this happen, please follow the simple steps listed below: Step 1 – Go to your panel and press the BLACK button to silence the alarm. The light will stay lit. Step 2 – Stop all water usage, for a minimum of 30-60 minutes and observe the light. Observe water levels around the basin itself, if it is a major rain event (Go to Step 4) Check the light. Is it still on after about 30 min? (Go to Step 4) Or has it gone off? (Go to Step 3) Step 3 – If the light has gone out, the pump has recovered, and it is Ok to resume moderate water usage again. There is no need to contact RS&W. Step 4 – If you have observed the basin is under water, during a major rain event, or the light remains lit after 30-60 minutes contact RS&W immediately at (570) 698-6162 Option #3 (8:30AM— 4:30 PM, M-F) or Option #1 after hours. A technician is always on call, they will assess the pump and perform repairs.

Culvert Pipes and Ground/Stormwater Responsibility: After our two most recent major rain events, RS&W received many calls regarding ground water, storm water and blocked culvert pipes. Our customer service representatives did their best to direct homeowners appropriately and provide names and numbers of contractors who could help or to the Hideout POA for assistance. Unfortunately, these issues do not fall under the umbrella of RS&W’s responsibility. Culvert pipes are, in most cases, the homeowner’s responsibility. Much like the service lines, they are installed by a contractor, when the home is built. Storm water and ground water questions or issues should be directed to the Hideout POA. This is important, as they may be able to assist you or are not aware of an issue in your area, they may need to address.

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In the event of an emergency, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are the best chance of early detection. Install alarms on every level, inside bedrooms, in common areas, and in the basement. Replace batteries yearly and/or when an alarm chirps. Replace any alarm that is 10 years or older. Place Fire extinguishers on every level, the kitchen, and in the garage. Keep Matches and Lighters Out of Reach of Children These are for adults only. Store them up high or in a locked cabinet so children can’t see or reach them. Do not store them where children can play unsupervised. Plan a Home Fire Escape Plan

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Because of synthetic materials, there are less than 3 minutes to escape a house fire. Make an escape plan. It needs at least 2-way unobstructed exits - including windows - from each room. Decide on a designated meeting place outside, and make sure everyone knows the plan. Stop, Drop, and Roll Don’t run if you or your clothes catch fire. Stop where you are, drop to the ground, and roll back and forth to extinguish the fire while covering your face with your hands. A blanket or towel can help you or others to smother the flames. Seek medical attention for burns. If You Have a Fire: -Get out quickly and close the door behind you to help contain the fire. -Call 9-1-1 after you leave the house/building. Stay away from the house. -When you are cooking, use a lid to smother small grease fires. Do not use water. -If you smell gas, get everyone out of the house and call 9-1-1. To learn more about fire prevention and safety, visit these websites: Fema National Fire Protection Association Be Fire Safe PA -The Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company ■

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Salem Township Board of Supervisor Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - August 10, 2021 Minutes - August 3, 2021

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he Regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on August 10th, 2021. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. The minutes of the July 12th, 2021 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Planning Commission meeting minutes were read. Sub-divisions: Caradonna – reviewed with surveyor Gary Flood 4 lots consolidated. Motion to approve made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Shaffer – lot line change reviewed wit surveyor Justin Hennings. Comments addressed. Motion to approve made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Olsen – Requested a formal rescind of application per surveyor Bill Schoenagel. Motion to accept made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Reno – Lot consolidation reviewed with surveyor Bill Schoenagel perimeter deed requested and will be provided Motion to approve made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Rinkus – Sub – division reviewed comments from the County as well as the request for non-building waiver. Sewage Enforcement Officer will not sign the non-building waiver. Supervisors noted concerns with a garage already constructed on the property. Solicitor noted concern with no Sewage officer approval and creating a lot with no sewage. Mr. Schoenagel noted Sewage Officer Signature not required. Supervisors want the property perk tested. Mr. Schoenagel agreed and the subdivision was tabled on a motion made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. New Business: Act 65 of 2021 will take effect August 29, 2021. The Act will require Township’s to post their meeting agenda 24 hours prior to the meeting. Items may be added to the Agenda as needed or if resident requested, but only can be voted on if it is de minimus, does not spend funds and does not require a contract or agreement. The Hamlin Fire Company is in need of a letter for the Honesdale National Bank. The letter noting the need for the Fire Department in Salem Township and their continued need in the community. The letter does not require and will not financially back or secure the financing. Motion to issue Letter for Hamlin Fire & Rescue that notes the continued need for the Fire Department noting no financial guarantee, made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Old Business: The Wayne County Area on Aging Senior Center agreement will be tabled until next meeting. The American Rescue Plan funds were received. All requirements of Federal Guidelines and DCED reporting will be followed and

completed as required on a motion made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The Budget Resolution for 2021 was reviewed based on the Respond to the COVID-19 emergency and its negative economic impact loss of revenue for Non-profit Volunteer Fire and EMS organizations with a 501(c) 3 registration. Provide Premium pay to eligible workers performing essential work or grants to eligible employers who have eligible workers. Make necessary investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure, also any other approved expenditure allowed as this American Rescue Plan progresses. Funds will be expended as projects and items are approved and accepted by the guidelines. The Funds in the amount of $ 214,310.21 will be expended by the deadline date issued by DCED and the US Treasury. Motion to approve and adopt Resolution #210801ARP made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The CDBG Covid-19 funding has been approved through the State the Wayne County Redevelopment Authority is administering the projects. The Senior Center air/heat ductless was bid and opening is scheduled for Wednesday, August 11th, 2021. A letter noting that Salem Township would cover any costs over funding up to $5,000.00 was requested to be issued to the Redevelopment Authority in case bids came in too high. Motion to issue letter approving possible overage and agreement to pay made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Neville Trailer park updates. The Engineer for the Trailer park provided its monthly update and the Township have heard from DEP and permit application should be completed in 10 days.

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he regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on August 3rd, 2021. The Meeting was called to order by the Vice-Chairman-Timothy Jaggars and Fred Birmelin was present. Excused was Scottie Swingle The meeting was called to order at 7PM and the Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. F. Birmelin moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on July 6th, 2021,carried 2-0. T. Jaggars moved to approve the treasury report for July 2021, carried 2-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: Frisbie sub-division reviewed. This non-building waiver sub-division was applicable because of Estate Settlement. T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 2-0. The Lake Township property lot consolidation was reviewed and deed will be prepared by the Township Solicitor Danielle Mulcahey. T. Jaggars moved to approve carried 2-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel provided its June and July Activity reports showing 100 incidents responded to for both months. Trainings, work details, meetings and fundraisers were held during both months 2) Paul Arnold wrote the Township with concern over a dead tree on township property which may be a hazard to his building. Roadmaster’s Report: T. Jaggars reported for the Roadmaster that during the month of July the crew has been working on the Wallace Road weather permitting. They have worked on tree and stump removal, drainage and ditching away from road. Lawns and building maintenance at both Township properties. All trucks were inspected. Also hauled stone for the playground.

Old Business: 1) Playground update. The Attorney Updates: Attorney Treat reviewed walls and frost walls with drains poured, the the email received by the Township inquiring about Internet Company and francizing. The Township has no francize agreements with any one internet or cable company. Most companies note financial feasibility. The library advised of hotspots that could be used from them and are available. Attorney Treat will email Ms. Williams.

rubber base will be added, no more wood chips needed. Fence and railing after rubber finished. 2) NPDES permit for the Lake School Property work site is through preliminary administrative review and looks correct. Paperwork has been forwarded to DEP for their review in the process. The plan has been sent to the Wayne County Conservation District for paperwork compliance. After that approval it will be sent to DEP and back to the Conservation District for Permit issuance. New Business: 1) Fall White Goods collection will be scheduled for October 2nd and 16th from 9am until 1pm. F. Birmelin moved to advertise and approve carried 2-0. 2) ARP Funds Budget adjustment. Resolution 21-0801ARP was read and reviewed by F. Birmelin it noted through the Rescue Plan Lake Township received $266,592.48 and will appropriately adjust funding of receipts and expenditures will be made based on the response to the COVID 19 emergency. All Expenditures will be based on the eligibility and guidelines set forth by the DCED and US Treasury and will be expended by the deadline issued by DCED and the US Treasury. F. Birmelin moved to approve Resolution 21-0801ARP, carried 2-0. 3) Federal Guidelines of Activity were reviewed. F. Birmelin overviewed the Guidelines. T. Jaggars moved to approved and accept the Federal Guidelines of Activity, carried 2-0. 4) Act 65 of 2021 requires the posting of the Township Meeting Agenda to the Building and or website 24 hours prior to the Public meeting. Additional Public Comment: None T. Jaggars moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 2-0. Jennifer Wargo, Secretary-Treasurer ■

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Correspondence: PSATS provided its monthly news updates. Wayne County wrote advising of ARP Fund meeting scheduled for August 17th, 2021 for those communities interested. Park Updates: Mr. Madden noted park busy, but looks good. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Public Time: Lynn Scramuzza of the Community Library noted the Library is available to help and is working with Wayne Tomorrow. With no other comments or questions a motion to adjourn was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Meeting Adjourned at 7:35PM. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo, Secretary/Treasurer ■

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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of Aug 31, 2021 MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES NET DUES RELATED INCOME INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME TOTAL NON-AMENITY INCOME AMENITY INCOME: PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE WOODSHOP LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI BAR

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

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

PRIOR YR ('20) ACTUAL

440,625 (14,688) 4,083 18,790

440,625 (14,687) 875 875

(1) 3,208 17,915

0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

442,182 (27,708) -

3,531,489 (117,500) 21,647 20,610

3,525,000 (117,496) 5,250 5,250

6,489 (4) 16,397 15,360

0.2% 0.0% 0.0%

3,527,968 (221,663) (1,642) (100)

448,810

427,688

21,122

4.9%

414,474

3,456,246

3,418,004

38,242

1.1%

3,304,563

317 25

1,000 167

-68.3% -85.0%

233 -

1,778 198

8,000 1,332

-77.8% -85.1%

4,467 10,968

449,152

428,855

20,297

4.7%

414,707

3,458,222

3,427,336

0.9%

3,319,998

7,000 900 1,485 10,800 14,240 36,900 2,970 540 90 3,943 33,574 16,485 71,325 4,500 20,545 58,328

10,401 981 2,336 (2,216) 3,264 (3,993) 441 (3,790) (10) 942 53,576 2,793 9,616 (4,500) (3,368) (37,890)

148.6% 109.0% 157.3% -20.5% 22.9% -10.8% 14.8% -701.9% -11.1% 23.9% 159.6% 16.9% 13.5% -100.0% -16.4% -65.0%

17,933 1,252 5,110 15,065 12,553 42,791 2,210 1,085 360 5,710 66,046 13,169 81,193 678 20,088 3,806

110,303 16,494 69,249 145,607 99,954 108,106 166,854 19,458 4,440 3,315 39,220 519,536 131,917 480,724 2,472 78,788 70,337

55,450 23,260 93,300 145,060 98,400 113,878 174,000 14,697 4,320 2,745 30,786 210,423 120,830 402,063 23,172 81,145 205,127

54,853 (6,766) (24,051) 547 1,554 (5,772) (7,146) 4,761 120 570 8,434 309,113 11,087 78,661 (20,700) (2,357) (134,790)

98.9% -29.1% -25.8% 0.4% 1.6% -5.1% -4.1% 32.4% 2.8% 20.8% 27.4% 146.9% 9.2% 19.6% -89.3% -2.9% -65.7%

84,401 20,113 64,677 143,420 80,591 50,846 160,558 8,840 4,950 2,597 21,620 249,763 95,552 353,629 3,511 53,005 5,663

17,401 1,881 3,821 8,584 17,504 32,907 3,411 (3,250) 80 4,885 87,150 19,278 80,941 17,177 20,438

(683) (142)

(6,222) (1,134) 30,886

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

312,208

283,625

28,583

10.1%

289,049

2,066,774

1,798,656

268,118

14.9%

1,403,736

TOTAL INCOME

761,360

712,480

48,880

6.9%

703,756

5,524,996

5,225,992

299,004

5.7%

4,723,734

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

119,012 2,106 14,059 8,748 49,704 47,167 14,809 30,793 11,076 156,833 541 38,941 138,312 12,456 93,455 256 19,021 26,404

112,922 1,321 13,170 7,708 56,249 42,009 19,264 26,715 5,907 128,463 802 34,124 119,011 15,317 65,439 1,667 12,382 37,391

(6,090) (785) (889) (1,040) 6,545 (5,158) 4,455 (4,078) (5,169) (28,370) 261 (4,817) (19,301) 2,861 (28,016) 1,411 (6,639) 10,987

-5.4% -59.4% -6.8% -13.5% 11.6% -12.3% 23.1% -15.3% -87.5% -22.1% 32.5% -14.1% -16.2% 18.7% -42.8% 84.6% -53.6% 29.4%

127,999 1,088 14,029 6,881 45,260 36,584 18,906 34,027 6,106 127,258 633 38,097 113,301 11,025 95,817 221 11,698 15,215

885,744 9,599 204,802 39,219 177,508 285,904 77,666 192,056 60,249 1,193,429 5,684 260,630 1,016,889 99,871 624,544 1,485 109,197 168,556

903,377 10,175 156,816 37,257 132,034 301,273 75,084 205,673 46,481 1,029,201 7,266 272,996 952,085 122,536 523,512 13,333 52,992 235,665

17,633 576 (47,986) (1,962) (45,474) 15,369 (2,582) 13,617 (13,768) (164,228) 1,582 12,366 (64,804) 22,665 (101,032) 11,848 (56,205) 67,109

2.0% 5.7% -30.6% -5.3% -34.4% 5.1% -3.4% 6.6% -29.6% -16.0% 21.8% 4.5% -6.8% 18.5% -19.3% 88.9% -106.1% 28.5%

875,304 9,582 177,750 35,043 147,241 244,410 79,618 189,402 46,339 1,056,136 6,006 272,674 886,779 96,834 587,533 3,082 34,066 127,305

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

783,693

699,861

(83,832)

-12.0%

704,145

5,413,032

5,077,756

(335,276)

-6.6%

4,875,104

1,327

6,379

5,052

79.2%

638

2,461

51,033

48,572

95.2%

4,560

785,020

706,240

(78,780)

-11.2%

704,783

5,415,493

5,128,789

(286,704)

-5.6%

4,879,664

6,240

(29,900)

(1,027)

109,503

97,203

12,300

129 81,250

1,034 720,000

1,034 720,000

-

0.0% 0.0%

1,034 650,000

(82,406)

(611,531)

(623,831)

12,300

2.0%

(806,964)

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (23,660) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION NET INCOME (LOSS)

129 90,000

129 90,000

(113,789)

(83,889)

(29,900)

0.0% 0.0% -35.6%

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

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFICIT

(155,930)

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(101,611) (225) (14,059) (4,927) (41,120) (29,663) 18,098 (30,793) (7,665) (160,083) (461) (34,056) (51,162) 6,822 (12,514) (256) (1,844) (5,966)

(105,922) (421) (13,170) (6,223) (45,449) (27,769) 17,636 (26,715) (2,937) (127,923) (712) (30,181) (85,437) 1,168 5,886 2,833 8,163 20,937

4,311 196 (889) 1,296 4,329 (1,894) 462 (4,078) (4,728) (32,160) 251 (3,875) 34,275 5,654 (18,400) (3,089) (10,007) (26,903)

110,303 16,494 69,249 145,607 99,954 108,106 166,854 19,458 4,440 3,315 39,220 519,536 131,917 480,724 2,472 78,788 70,337

885,744 9,599 204,802 39,219 177,508 285,904 77,666 192,056 60,249 1,193,429 5,684 260,630 1,016,889 99,871 624,544 1,485 109,197 168,556

(775,441) 6,895 (135,553) 106,388 (77,554) (177,798) 89,188 (192,056) (40,791) (1,188,989) (2,369) (221,410) (497,353) 32,046 (143,820) 987 (30,409) (98,219)

(847,927) 13,085 (63,516) 107,803 (33,634) (187,395) 98,916 (205,673) (31,784) (1,024,881) (4,521) (242,210) (741,662) (1,706) (121,449) 9,839 28,153 (30,538)

72,486 (6,190) (72,037) (1,415) (43,920) 9,597 (9,728) 13,617 (9,007) (164,108) 2,152 20,800 244,309 33,752 (22,371) (8,852) (58,562) (67,681)

(790,903) 10,531 (113,073) 108,377 (66,650) (193,564) 80,940 (189,402) (37,499) (1,051,186) (3,409) (251,054) (637,016) (1,282) (233,904) 429 18,939 (121,642)

15,462 (3,636) (22,480) (1,989) (10,904) 15,766 8,248 (2,654) (3,292) (137,803) 1,040 29,644 139,663 33,328 90,084 558 (49,348) 23,423

(471,485)

(416,236)

(55,249)

2,066,774

5,413,032

(3,346,258)

(3,279,100)

(67,158)

(3,471,368)

125,110

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: Aug 31, 2021

OCTOBER 2021 • 49

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

449,152 A

428,855 B

20,297

4.7%

414,707

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

312,208

283,625

28,583

10.1%

289,049

761,360

712,480

48,880

6.9%

703,756

785,020

706,240

(78,780)

-11.2%

704,783

6,240

(29,900)

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

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

(23,660) 90,129 (113,789)

YTD ACTUAL

90,129 (83,889)

(1,027)

(29,900)

0.0%

81,379

-35.6%

(82,406)

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

3,458,222 A

3,427,336 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,066,774

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

30,886

0.9%

3,319,998

1,798,656

268,118

14.9%

1,403,736

5,524,996

5,225,992

299,004

5.7%

4,723,734

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

5,415,493

5,128,789

(286,704)

-5.6%

4,879,664

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

109,503

97,203

12,300

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

721,034

721,034

-

(611,531)

(623,831)

TOTAL INCOME

NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF Aug 31, 2021

ADJUSTED FORECAST 5,142,028

5,142,750

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,493,520

2,340,739

7,635,548 7,866,006

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

(230,458)

C

0.0%

651,034

2.0%

(806,964)

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

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

TOTAL INCOME

12,300

(155,930)

-0.01%

4,963,120

152,781

6.53%

2,028,588

7,483,489

152,059

2.03%

6,991,708

7,616,330

(249,676)

-3.28%

7,293,530

(97,617)

-73%

(301,822)

0.0%

976,551

(132,841)

1,081,551

1,081,551

(1,312,009)

(1,214,392)

(722)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

(97,617) D

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

Footnote Explanations A: Dues Related Income stated on an Accrual Basis. B: Dues Related Income Budget based upon 2021 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2021. D: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) 2021. Forecast Adjustments Adjustments have been made to forecast based on actual operating results YTD Budget Variances 1 Operational dues collections are on track with budget; Delinquent dues collections have exceeded budget 2 Investment income: $12,000 budgeted, $1778 earned YTD 3. Public Safety: Revenue fav $54.9k; expenses fav $17.6 4 Ski Hill: Revenue unfav $24K; expenses unfav $48k 5 Pools & Beaches: Unfavorable loss YTD of $43.9 over budget 6 Maintenance: Revenue on budget; expenses unfav $164.2k 7 Administration: Revenue fav $309k; expenses unfav $64.8k 8 Clubhouse: Revenue fav $78.6k; expenses unfav $101k 9 Lodge/Tiki Bar: Revenue unfav $137.8k; expenses fav $67k 10 Snackbars: Revenue on track with budget; expenses unfav $56k

(1,278,373)


50 • OCTOBER 2021

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

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

Department

Project #

Budget

Other

Spent to Date

3,500 10,500 17,000

Under (Over)

10,499

3,500 1 17,000

13,220

1,780

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

Public Safety Public Safety Public Safety

10-45 10-46 10-47

ABDI Proprietary Scanfast - license scanner

Public Safety

10-48

6,000

Public Safety Communications Center

Public Safety

10-49

15,000

Commercial swing set for playground Laurel Pk

Laurel Park

11-40

2,500

Pole Barn

Ski Hill

12-41

10,367

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

90,000

17,762

100 New Kayak rack storage spots (Marina)

Marina

13-41

6,000

5,535

Bocce Ball court pavilion/roof

Recreation

16-42

45,000

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

Recreation

16-43

Batting cage

Recreation

16-44

3,500

Toro 3500D Rough Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-42

41,500

Buffalo Turbine Mower

Golf Maintenance

19-43

8,000

Jacobsen Greensking IV Plus (mower)

Golf Maintenance

19-44

30,000

Install air conditioning in Maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

7,400

9,300

(1,900)

Chevy F550 with Dump & Plow (Used)

Facilities Maintenance

30-48

30,000

56,378

(26,378)

6,000 2,157

343 10,367 72,239 465 45,000 1,600

1,600

3,500 41,846

(346) 8,000 30,000

30-49

10,500

9,342

1,158

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

60,000

1,947

58,053

POA Office - Upstairs Expansion Construction

Administration

40-30

48,375

Clubhouse Deck Design (Plans)

Clubhouse

60-44

9,625

10,300

Meat slicer

Clubhouse

60-45

2,500

2,210

290

Beer cooler (bar pub)

Clubhouse

60-46

4,000

2,200

1,800

Walk-in Cooler

Clubhouse

60-47

16,484

17,158

Jonas Event Management Software (inc 1st yr training)

Lodge/Tiki

60-48

4,415

1,288

Double door freezer

Snackbar

70-41

4,000

5 Fireproof filing cabinets

Facilities Maintenance

48,375 (675)

(674) 3,127 4,000

***Snow Mobile

Ski Hill

90-37

3,500

3,500

-

***New Wheel Loader

Facilities Maintenance

90-38

45,000

45,000

-

***Salt Spreader

Facilities Maintenance

90-39

5,406

5,406

-

***Plow

Facilities Maintenance

90-40

13,229

13,229

-

90-43

5,688

5,688

***Frozen Beverage Dispenser

Snackbar

90-44

2,220

2,220

-

***Mower for Ski Hill

Ski Hill

90-46

3,073

3,073

-

***New Machine Trailer

Facilities Maintenance

90-49

3,500

3,500

-

***ADA Lift Chairs

Pools & Beaches

90-51

1,078

1,078

-

82,693

283,834

286,624

***Auger Attachment

Facilities Maintenance

-

487,766 Adjusted Budget

570,459

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

Public Safety Public Safety

10-40 10-41

55,000 45,500

-

52,650 46,779

2,350 (1,279)

10-42

26,000

-

25,000

1,000

CCTV Cameras

Public Safety

10-43

15,000

-

1,354

13,646

Upgrade to Turbo-net software (GPS tracking vehicles)

Public Safety

10-44

6,000

-

5,989

Waterline Replacement

Ski Hill

12-40

45,000

-

Ski Hill Renovations (trf from main gate project)

Ski Hill

12-42

70,000

Buoys for lakes

Marina

13-40

1,800

-

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

Pools & Beaches

15-40

14,100

-

11,786

New heater for North pool

Pools & Beaches

15-41

3,000

-

2,437

Repair Kiddie Pool

Pools & Beaches

15-42

55,000

-

Replace North and Main gate cameras

Public Safety

11 45,000

54,355

15,645 1,800 2,314 563 55,000

North Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

16,000

-

Recreation Center Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

16,000

-

9,000

7,000

South Recreation Tennis Court Repair & Color Coat

Recreation

16-40

18,000

-

2 NordicTrack commercial treadmills (replacements)

Recreation

16-41

6,000

-

6,356

Pressure Washer

Golf Maintenance

19-40

4,000

-

3,392

608

Golf Cart Path Repair

Golf Maintenance

19-41

40,000

-

-

40,000

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

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

Facilities Maintenance

30-17

200,000

-

200,000

-

Road Paving - large Projects

Facilities Maintenance

30-18

100,000

-

95,200

4,800

Stormwater maintenance allocation

Facilities Maintenance

30-40

200,000

-

62,806

137,194

Miller Road Renovation

Facilities Maintenance

30-41

25,000

-

Fence-In Trash Area

Facilities Maintenance

30-42

23,000

-

9,075

13,925

Secondary containment for gas tanks Maint Bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-43

10,000

-

-

10,000

Vegetation management/tree removal

Facilities Maintenance

30-44

50,000

-

30,493

19,507

Additional recycling compactor (replace 2 open tops)

Facilities Maintenance

30-45

12,000

-

Replace Salt Shed

Facilities Maintenance

30--46

90,000

-

84,756

5,244

Replace roof on maintenance bldg

Facilities Maintenance

30-47

54,000

-

38,106

15,894

Woodshop Siding

Woodshop

33-40

12,000

-

Dam Safety and Maintenance

Lakes & Environmental

35-40

160,000

-

118,692

Floating Wetland Island for Brooks, Replacement

Lakes & Environmental

35-41

27,900

-

25,600

2,300

Brooks Lake Rehabilitation Project (dam safety)

Lakes & Environmental

35-42

22,000

-

2,407

19,593

Roamingwood Park Landscaping

Lakes & Environmental

35-43

10,000

-

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - cost

Lakes & Environmental

35-44

315,000

-

25,799

289,201

Stormwater Grant (Act 13 & Deerfield GGG) - reimbursable

Lakes & Environmental

35-45

(323,910)

-

(16,508)

(307,402)

Front Gate Project (Main Entry Construction)-Phase 2

Administration

40-10

20,000

Docstar Softcare - I Year

Administration-IT

40-40

4,700

-

Anti-virus for workstations and servers

Administration-IT

40-41

8,000

Computer Inventory Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-42

8,535

ADBI Server to Wmware Upgrade

Administration-IT

40-43

Microsoft Office licenses/Windows 10 licenses

Administration-IT

APC Netshelter rack for server room

Administration-IT

APC Smart-UPS for server room & workstations

Administration-IT

POA siding

18,000 (356)

25,000

12,000

12,000

9,357

41,308

643

19,853

147

-

4,700

-

-

8,000

-

7,613

922

8,000

-

-

8,000

40-44

6,200

-

3,845

2,355

40-45

2,100

-

-

2,100

40-46

8,500

-

1,867

6,633

Administration

40-47

30,000

-

-

30,000

Clubhouse Landscaping (Shrub Removal & Replace)

Clubhouse

60-40

10,000

-

-

10,000

Horizontal bottle cooler Dry Storage Shelving Clubhouse siding

Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse

60-41 60-42 60-43

1,300 2,750 30,000

-

2,020 2,733 -

Two-door reach in Freezer for snack shop

Snackbar

70-40

2,700

-

3,814

Lodge Accessibility Ramp Plans

Lodge

80-40

12,000

-

-

12,000

Tiki Bar Renovation (compliance)

Lodge/Tiki

80-41

50,000

-

4,000

46,000

Lift Umbrellas & Bases (15)

Lodge/Tiki

80-42

3,000

-

Replace exterior doors at Lodge and POA downstairs

Lodge

80-43

44,000

-

21,943

22,058

***2-Way Radios/Ski Patrol

Ski Hill

90-36

2,827

2,827

-

***Bouys

Lakes & Marina

90-41

3,860

3,860

-

(720) 17 30,000 (1,114)

3,000

***Mini Excavator

Facilities Maintenance

90-47

32,500

32,500

-

***A/C Unit Replacements

Facilities Maintenance

90-48

67,052

67,052

-

***Stackable Banquet Chairs

Lodge

90-52

3,150

3,150

-

***Vehicles for Facilities Maintenance (2)

Facilities Maintenance

90-50

2,000

2,000

-

***Roof repair main lodge

Lodge

90-53

14,100

14,100

-

Reimbursement for magic carpet lift tow

Ski Hill

12-30

1,875,175 * Prior Carry Over

(5,424)

-

Adjusted Budget

(5,424)

-

-

-

125,489

1,308,634

681,182

1,592,469

967,807

2,000,664

**Emergency Repair/Replace ***Board Approval

2,362,941

**** Reallocation

Adjusted Budget

208,182 2,571,123

+ Savings Permanent to Offset Other Projects

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


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF Aug 31, 2021

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

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

76.216% 18.378% 5.405%

Billed 3750 1,410 340 100

6,937,500

100.00%

1,850

TOTAL DUES BILLED

AMOUNT COLLECTED

%

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

1st Quarter 2021

5,100,908

2,704

73.53%

2nd Quarter 2021

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

448 142 108 698

11.7% 4.1% 2.9% 18.70%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2021

93,771 69,873 163,644

51 51

102

1.4% 1.0% 0.0% 2.36%

6,561,589

3,504

94.58%

APRIL MAY JUNE

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

Budget 3625

% OF $ PAID

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

JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

OCTOBER 2021 • 51

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

6.6% 21.0% 45.9%

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

Home of the Lake Region Crematory

YTD Dues Analysis: $6,561,589 collected through Aug 31, 2021; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2021 dues from 2020 in the amount of $90.606

Hideout Adult Bowling League

2021 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3625 3625 PROJECTION

FALL/WINTER SEASON

Current Projection YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

6,706,250

6,706,250

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

143,708

62,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

September 8, 2021 - April 20, 2022 Meet – Wednesdays – 12:30 p.m.

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

81,708

% of $ Budgeted 232%

Have More Fun – Meet New Friends Join Now Call Reggie (570) 698-7429

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


52 • OCTOBER 2021

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

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

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

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

RECREATION OFFICE COORDINATOR Assists in the coordination of daily operational office related tasks. Is involved in the successful management of the Recreation Sales Office. Assist in merchandise ordering, work orders, stocking, and oversee inventory for Recreation and Art Center. Schedules staff for RSC, game room, and special events. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Experience in general office operations required. • Knowledge of Outlook and other Microsoft office programs. • Inventory control experience preferred. • Strong organizational skills. • Demonstrate a positive attitude and able to work as a team player. Able to work independently and interdependently. • Valid PA. Driver’s license


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

ADVERTISING SALES AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS ASSISTANT Seeking an experienced Advertising and Community Relations Assistant to secure paid advertisers for the Hideabout, Web Classifieds and any other paid advertising needs for our community. Will work to create and develop advertisements in a timely manner. Generate and distribute invoices to advertisers using QuickBooks software. The successful candidate will attend special events to take photos and assist the Community Relations Manager with advertising needs. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

• • • • •

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

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

• • • • •

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

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

SEASONAL WINTER POSITIONS COMING SOON!

SNOW MAKERS LIFT OPERATORS

(Must be at least 18 years old)

TUBE RUN PUSHERS RENTAL SHOP TECHNICIANS & CASHIERS SKI INSTRUCTORS SKI PATROL Must be available to work weekends and holidays!

APPLY AT www.hideoutassoc.com/ Click on Employment

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


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Join us to meet new people and HAVE FUN!

NEW TO THE HIDEOUT? Searching for an activity for the winter season? Well, then The Hideout Adult Bowling League is your answer!

Our League is comprised of resident men & women, from September 8 - April 20, 2022. We have lots of fun times ahead, including weekly prizes, our annual Holiday Party and an End of Season Awards Banquet (bonus: Each team member gets prize money in the form of a check!). Bowling is every Wednesday afternoon starting at 12:30 p.m. located in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.

.............................................. THERE’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT! Call Reggie Hadley, League Secretary, today to register at (570) 698-7429

MY GRANDPA’S KNEE Grandpa I love to sit upon your knee From up here no one’s bigger than me Grandpa Tell me how the world turns round Without us falling to the ground Grandpa If I make a wish I can see a star filled dream Hold my hand in your big hand And fly around with me Grandpa Don’t go way before I’m old I need you as my life unfolds I love you and I’ll always be Your little boy upon your knee. WOLRAD/2021 WOLRAD is the pen name of Mark Darlow, a Hideout resident since 1984. WOLRAD offers to share his poetry for free at www.mhdarlow.medium.com. Darlow also welcomes comments on his website www.iwonderdoyou.com.

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION

Cost u Opti mes onal !

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 Michael McAleer at (570) 780-8002 for details. They meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the POA ■

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Friend

She takes time to always listen To what you have to say About what’s happening in your life… In a caring, gentle way. She gives advice that comforts you With words straight from her heart; She’s that special someone you truly knew Was genuine right from the start! She’ll help you get through life’s storms, Even when she’s plain worn out… She’s someone you can count on, Of that there is no doubt. She’ll always tell you the truth, Even if it hurts. She’s a treasure far more precious Than all the gold on earth! She’ll always make time for you And go that extra mile… She’ll give as often as you need, She loves to see you smile. She’s the one you can call on any time, On her you can always depend. She’s tried and true- like no otherThat’s the reason you call her “Friend.”

by: Millie Torzilli

HIDEOUT ADULT SOCIAL GROUP

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


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JOHN T. BOLLES GENERAL CONTRACTING

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

FREE ESTIMATES FULLY INSURED PA096426

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

570-620-8597 To advertise your business in: The Hideabout Newspaper or The Hideabout Extra

OCTOBER 2021 Employment Congratulations

Call Lisa Green, our Editor, at 570-630-3707 or lgreen@thehideout.us

on your accomplishment! Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks!

NAME Kenneth Baux Jill C. Metschulat Allison McDermott Jill C. Metschulat Michael Clark Theresa G. O’Shea Lisa Corbett C. Metschulat Dakota Chesla

DEPARTMENT Public Safety Administration Recreation Administration Facilities Administration Food and Beverage Administration Food and Beverage

YEARS 9 24 22 1 1 2 1

Please remember to be courteous to your fellow members & pick up after your dog. Thank you! Dryer Vents Cleaned Only $80

ENTIRE HOUSE STEAM CLEANED with FREE Teflon protection (up to 1,000 sq. ft.)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior with other offers or prior services. Expires 10-31-21 services. Expires 10-31-21

FINE ORIENTAL, WOOL & SILK RUG SPECIALIST •Dry cleaning-certified •Locally owned & operated for over 15 years •Expert with heavily soiled condition •24-hour flood damage cleaning •Pet odor removal •Teflon protection •Drapes & blinds cleaned •Additional Services: -Air duct cleaning -Powerwashing -Window washing

5 ROOMS STEAM CLEANED

230

$

AIR DUCTS

up to 12 vents - with FREE sanitizer

570-630-2338

PLUS FREE DRYER VENT CLEANING!

UPHOLSTERY ANY CHAIR STEAM CLEANED

ANY REG. SIZE SOFA STEAM CLEANED

East PA Garage Floor Coating Specializing in garages, basements, porches, patios, and more. Residential, commercial and industrial.

(dry clean products not included)

DEEP CLEAN CARPET & DEEP CLEAN CARPET & UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. UPHOLSTERY CARE, LLC. 570-630-2338 570-630-2338 With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 10-31-21

With this coupon. Not valid with other offers or prior services. Expires 10-31-21

CALL US AT 570-498-2628 PA017473


O C T O B E R 2 0 2 1 H I D E A B O U T N E W S PA P E R - S E C T I O N 3 Your Local Audiologist

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· Dr. Joseph Motzko Audiologist, CCC-A Dr. Motzko is a highly skilled audiologist who strives to ensure that his pa�ents enjoy all the benefits of hearing. He is a graduate of Wallenpaupack High School and lives in Hawley with his wife and two children.

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(272) 336-0560

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

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

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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.

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2021 BULK PRICING Minimum Washer/Dryer Mattress/Box spring Twin/Full Queen/King Carpet 8x10/10x12 Hot Water Heaters Dresser/ Table Couch/Sofa Gas Grill Toilet/ Sink Outside Furniture Tires

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

Members Construction Debris SUV $50 Pickup Truck $125

Dump Truck $200

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


Woodworkers roof replacement

Road Paving - large Projects Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (10 of 10) Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph II (8 of 10) Salt spreader replacement (4) Stormwater maintenance allocation Vegetation management Vehicle replacement (1) UTV Vehicle

Woodworkers

Facilities Facilities Facilities Facilities Facilities Facilities Facilities Facilities

SUBTOTAL of EXPENDITURES PLANNED - New Capital & Capital Reserves

Unbudgeted Capital projects Unbudgeted Capital projects

To be determined To be determined

Replacement flat top grill-Ski Hill Fryer Single door reach-in refrigerator Green wire locking cage for dry storage Ice machine Ban Marie Cooler

Snackbar Snackbar Snackbar Snackbar Snackbar Snackbar

Hill Hill Hill Hill Hill

Main Lodge roof replacement Tiki Bar - phase 2

Lodge Lodge/Tiki

Ski Ski Ski Ski Ski

Booth seating for dining room 10 Burner Propane stove/oven Chest freezer Conveyor Dishwasher Flat top grill Rotating glass washer for bar Two Ban Marie Coolers

Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse Clubhouse

-

Fireproof File cabinets (5) ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus Enterprise/Ccleaner Main Gate project Update IT servers with associated software Computer inventory replacement and upgrades Sophos Anti-virus upgrade server & workstations Sophos Firewall and support (1 yr)

Administration Administration Administration Administration Administration Administration Administration

Environmental Environmental Environmental Environmental Environmental

14,500

22,000 2,500 9,000

3,500 45,000

138,300

20,000

1,700 600 2,000

2,500

10,000 5,000

1,874,550

1,736,250

70,000

4,200

3,500 1,000

100,000 50,000

4,600 700 11,000 3,500 4,000 8,400

200,000 65,000 10,000 8,500 3,100

50,000 32,000 8,750 5,000 6,000

100,000 200,000 200,000 24,000 100,000 50,000 50,000

35,000

46,000

40,000

4,000 6,000 4,000

15,000 15,000 38,000

72,000 15,000

58,000 15,000

CAPITAL RESERVE

CAPITAL

Expenditures NEW

Dam Safety and Maintenance Install 4 new Floating Wetlands Islands's at Deerfield (replacements) Vegetation Survey (SAV Update) Weir Replacement for monitoring downstream flow Deerfield Aair Cabinet #2 Compressor replacement

Foley 633 Accu-Master Spin/Gauge/Relief Reel Grinder

Golf Maintenance

& & & & &

Art Center roof - Replace/repair

Art Center

Lakes Lakes Lakes Lakes Lakes

Three Pickelball Courts in parking lot behind Recreation Pickelball ball machine Bike share program with 6-8 bikes Replace free weights in fitness center Infield mix and softball field repair Replace elliptical in fitness center

Recreation Recreation Recreation Recreation Recreation Recreation

Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance

Main Beach revitalization North Beach revitalization Kiddie Pool repair

Pools & Beaches Pools & Beaches Pools & Beaches

Patrol Vehicle equipment organizers ABDI RFID Readers & Tags Replacement patrol unit 103 Amenity CCTV Cameras

Three snowmakers Annual snowboard & ski equipment replacement

Safety Safety Safety Safety

DESCRIPTION

Ski Hill Ski Hill

Public Public Public Public

DEPT.

2022 PROPOSED CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET

THE HIDEOUT P.O.A.

2022 Budget

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1,190

2016 1,225

2017 1,240

2018 1,300

2019

55

395

1,355

2020

100

340

1,410

2021

35

350

1,515

2022

3665 3563

3635 3510

3635

3640

0

12/31/2021 Estimate

12/31/2022 Estimate 12/31/2021 Estimate

Estimate

12/31/2022

12/31/2021

THE HIDEOUT P.O.A.

2022 Proposed Operational Budget

77,482

282,563

45,300

51,075

15,000

378,337

4,330,216

696,197

114,073

29,809

28,200

54,000

15,000

29,350

12,000

6,250

11,250

9,500

76,150

92,800

305,506

2,500

153,250

7,500

136,550

47,500

15,225

8,520

195,315

215,191

8,500

16,750

42,450

143,625

22,500

11,500

120,000

225,000

10,000

38,085

10,000

3,450

2,300

27,950

58,700

34,716

77,900

8,295,035

70,000 100,000 1,551 8,466,586

250,400

106,316

40,700

51,075

13,000

406,842

3,703,730

596,733

120,000

23,980

26,100

50,000

15,000

30,550

12,000

10,000

10,000

10,050

70,150

107,097

288,960

3,500

139,483

5,502

131,005

47,500

16,845

8,950

183,136

233,475

8,000

15,800

41,634

148,855

25,000

10,800

110,000

210,000

20,000

27,744

5,000

4,400

3,400

29,650

56,650

34,808

75,960

7,539,780

76,550 85,000 1,551 7,702,881

2,340,739

32,163

(28,834)

4,600

-

2,000

(28,505)

626,486

(5,927)

99,464

5,829

2,100

-

4,000

-

(1,200)

1,250

(3,750)

(550)

6,000

16,546

(14,297)

(1,000)

13,767

1,998

5,545

-

(1,620)

(430)

12,179

(18,284)

500

950

816

(5,230)

(2,500)

700

10,000

15,000

10,341

(10,000)

5,000

(950)

(1,100)

2,050

(1,700)

(92)

1,940

755,255

(6,550) 15,000 763,705

204,247

403,350

127,432

18,000

-

6,250

1,250

-

3,000

(176)

763,529

9.9%

0.0%

25.0%

14.3%

71.4%

0.0%

29.0%

175.6%

7.9%

8.7%

-8.6% 17.6% 0.0% 9.9%

10.0%

2.6%

-0.3%

3.6%

-5.7%

-32.4%

-21.6%

100.0%

37.3%

-50.0%

7.1%

9.1%

6.5%

-10.0%

-3.5%

2.0%

6.0%

6.3%

-7.8%

6.7%

-4.8%

-9.6%

0.0%

4.2%

36.3%

9.9%

-28.6%

5.7%

-13.3%

8.6%

-5.5%

12.5%

-37.5%

0.0%

-3.9%

0.0%

8.0%

8.0%

24.3%

-4.9%

16.7%

-7.0%

16.9%

15.4%

0.0%

11.3%

-27.1%

12.8%

%C HAN GE

Annual Total Comparison Account Description COST - FOOD COST - BEER/LIQUOR RESALE MERCH SPECIAL EVENTS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXP SALARIES & WAGES PAYROLL TAXES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WORKERS COMP ADMINISTRATIVE EXP AUDIT BANK & CREDIT CARD CHGS BOARD/COMMITTE EXP CHEMICAL SUPPPLIES COLLECTIONS CONF/MEETINGS DONATIONS-EMERG SERV DUES/SUBSCRIPTION ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FUEL/TRAVEL INSURANCE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IT EXPENSE & HR System LANDSCAPING LAKES MANAGEMENT LEGAL & PROF. EXPENSE LICENSES MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL OFFICE & OPERATING SUPPLIES OIL, GAS & ELECTRIC OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING POSTAGE PRINTING REPAIRS & MAINT. ROAD REPAIRS SAND SNOW REMOVAL SOLID WASTE REMOVAL TAB MASTER EXPENSE TELEPHONE TOOL REPLACEMENT TRAINING MATERIAL TROPHIES UNIFORMS VEHICLE MAINTENANCE VEHICLE/EQUIP/GOLF CART RENTS WATER & SEWER SUBTOTAL BOARD CONTINGENCY & OTHER RESERVE EXP (INSECT SPRAY) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES TOTAL EXPENSES

2,544,986

72,568

5,111,250

62,000

85,000

8,750

8,750

2,000

12,000

176

7,703,057

VAR IAN CE

HISTORY OF ASSESSMENTS Description

50

395

3615

4,733,575

357,826

348,726

5,138,651

Estimate

12/31/2022 Estimate

AMENITY INCOME

200,000

5,514,600

80,000

85,000

15,000

10,000

2,000

15,000

0

8,466,586

202 1 FINA L BUD GET

Hideout P.O.A. 2022 Proposed Budget Assessment & Fund Balance Report Annual Assessment 355

50

1,900

100 45

1,850

40 60

1,805

385

50

1,745

20 45

1,695

400

40

1,650

Capital Reserve

40

1,610

3665

3765

100,000 70,000

8,466,586

1,551 $ 0

1,736,250

$

$

5,000

$10,000 1,751,250

$ $

(47,250)

138,300

$

$

138,750

450

$

(9,100)

100,000

8,295,035

$

$

70,000

5,082,301

2.7%

TOTAL 2.5%

3633

3904 139

3.4%

3665

3908 4

2.9%

3629 3910 2

2.7%

Budgeted Lots to Pay 3914 2

2.5%

Actual Lots Paid/Taken 4048 4

2.5%

Lots Billed 134

3625

Lots Taken off the Rolls - Hideout & RSW 96.28%

Reserve Expense (Insect Spray)

Amenity Expenses

OPERATIONS

93.11%

85,000

Expenses

93.01%

15,000 Board Contingency & Fees

8,295,035

93.73%

% Increase

$ Increase

New Capital Reserve

$

93.64%

Carry Forward Surplus (Insect Spray)

2,000

200,000

5,514,600

90.54%

$

Investment Income 15,000 Total

Taxes

Expenses

Compensation Plan Reserve

-

1,874,550 17,001

(56,350)

$ 10,356,586

$

4,780,825

Budgeted Lots to Pay %

Revenues Assessment x 3,640 Lots

Other Income

Carry Forward Surplus-2020

Late Charges

8,466,586

80,000

2,544,986

10,000

$

CAPITAL RESERVE

Fees

Reserve Projects Taxes

1,274,000 50,000

NEW CAPITAL RESERVE

Total

Taxes & Fees

New Capital Projects

Expenses

Reduction of Reserve

Total

370,000 10,000 1,704,000

127,400 250 2,000

Reduction of Reserve

Expenses

TOTAL BUDGET - OPERATIONS & RESERVES

129,650

Amenity Expenses

Board Contingency

Reserve Expense (Insect Spray)

85,000

200,000

6,916,000

25,000

$

$

$

$

$

Administration Fees Amenity Income Total

Prior Year Collections

Revenues Assessment x 3,640 Lots Investment Income Transfer Fees Prior Year Collections Total

Revenues Assessment x 3,640 Lots Investment Income Prior Year Collections Total

Revenues Assessment x 3,640 Lots Carry Forward Surplus (Insect Spray)

Carry Forward Surplus-2020 Administration & Late Charges

Reserve Project Expenditures

Reduction of Reserve

Total

Taxes & Fees

Investment in Real Estate Company

65,250

$ 10,300,236

92,000

2,544,986

370,000

2,000

Investment Income Other Income Transfer Fees Amenity Income Prior Year Collections Total

Notes:

ANNUAL ASSESS x 3640 ($1,515/$105 Incr) BUDGET SURPLUS CARRY FORWARD PRIOR YEAR COLLECTIONS CARRY FORWARD SURPLUS (INSECT SPRAY) LATE CHARGES ADMINISTRATION FEES INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS TOTAL REVENUES BALANCED BUDGET

202 2 PRO POS E D BU DGE T


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CLASSIFIEDS HOMES FOR RENT

MOVING 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

• MOVING Selling Entire Contents of Home and Garden. 570-698-0153 Call for appointment

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

Visit The Hideout website

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

Please DON’T

Professional Grooming & Boarding

Graduate of Merryfield Academy of Animal Technicians

Ask for Lisa or John

(570) 226-6178

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

Power washing too!

DIRLAM

BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc.

∙ 229 Mount Cobb Highway, Hamlin, PA 18427 ( 570-689-4071 ∙ 250 Sunrise Ave., Honesdale, PA 18431 ( 570 253-3540 ∙ 653 Rt. 739, Lords Valley, Hawley, PA 18428 ( 570-775-0598 ∙ 20 Oak Street, Narrowsburg, NY 12764 ( 845-252-3955 ∙ Rt. 507 & Brink Hill Road, Greentown, PA 18426 ( 570-676-9860 Boom Truck - Fork Lift Service - Prompt Delivery Designer Kitchens 1 Commercial St., Honesdale, PA 18431 - 570-253-6600

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• 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!

www.hideoutassoc.com

CLEANING SERVICE • Suds Up Cleaning Service “Suds up or scrub up, there’s nothing we won’t clean up!” • Residential • Commercial • Rentals • Contractor Clean up Insurance, Free Estimates, We Love Referrals! Call 570-229-4774 Editors note: see their ad on page 45

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION

FORGET!

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

All classified ads are due by the 20th of the month to run in the following month’s Hideabout. Payment is due before printing. DON’T FORGET YOUR PHONE NUMBER!

(570) 689-2539 (570) 470-4748

Teal Feather Shoppe (570) 878-6778

Artisan Wares Vintage Treasures Unique Gifts

GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

(570) 676-5253 ROBERT


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H

ideout Resident, John Goldman, passed away on May 23rd of this year. Over the years, he had sent so many of his photos to The Hideabout Newspaper to share with the community that I thought he should be honored and thanked one last time for being a friend of The Hideabout. At age eight, he made photography a hobby after John received his first camera, a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, from an uncle. He liked to photograph his family, friends, travel, and life in general. Many newspapers and magazines have published his images. He received numerous awards in photo expositions, including “Best of Show” in the Northeast Photography Club show at Penn State, Worthington Campus in 2018. John was frequently seen throughout The Hideout, photographing eagles, birds, flowers, lakes, and deer. The breathtaking pictures that he took of the community will testify to his love for The Hideout. Enjoy! John’s Statement from the June 2018 Hideabout: “My images are captures of God’s natural creations for me and my audience to enjoy. I strive to present my subjects in the most appealing manner.” ■

John and Patricia Goldman


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Elaine Isabel Smith Notary Public, Tags, Titles and Transfers 621 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

570-689-9693

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Lake Ariel

Agway

Complete Notary Service, Motor Vehicle, ATV & Snowmobile Tags, Titles & Transfers Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues. & Thurs. Please call.

www.leealobley.com • es2020notary@gmail.com

Everything for Farm, Home, & Garden AWS3171004F1 03/20 Printed in the USA

ACCOUNT NUMBER

Happy Halloween

AWS3171004

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1137 Tresslarville Rd. Lake Ariel, PA 18436

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1446 Hamlin Hwy, Lake Ariel, PA 18436

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OCTOBER 2021 • 65 THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

Account Description COST - FOOD COST - BEER/LIQUOR RESALE MERCH SPECIAL EVENTS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXP SALARIES & WAGES PAYROLL TAXES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WORKERS COMP ADMINISTRATIVE EXP AUDIT BANK & CREDIT CARD CHGS BOARD/COMMITTE EXP CHEMICAL SUPPPLIES COLLECTIONS CONF/MEETINGS DONATIONS-EMERG SERV DUES/SUBSCRIPTION ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FUEL/TRAVEL INSURANCE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IT EXPENSE & HR System LANDSCAPING LAKES MANAGEMENT LEGAL & PROF. EXPENSE LICENSES MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL OFFICE & OPERATING SUPPLIES OIL, GAS & ELECTRIC OUTSIDE MAINT. & ENGINEERING POSTAGE PRINTING REPAIRS & MAINT. ROAD REPAIRS SAND SNOW REMOVAL SOLID WASTE REMOVAL TAB MASTER EXPENSE TELEPHONE TOOL REPLACEMENT TRAINING MATERIAL TROPHIES UNIFORMS 85,933

1,052,640

28,107

120,259 2,500 32,150 59,281 32,600 350 24,650 12,750 10,900 2,725 -

2,550 10,500 14,400 -

SUBTOTAL

1,496,894

1,496,894

4,600

TOTAL EXPENSES

(1,378,283)

118,611

118,611

SUBSIDY

TOTAL REVENUES

AMENITY INCOME

VEHICLE MAINTENANCE VEHICLE/EQUIP/GOLF CART RENTS WATER & SEWER

PUB LIC SAF ETY

-

14,359

141,380

14,840

278,932

278,932

(182,313)

96,619

14,840

10,660

25,500

96,619

4,500

-

950

650

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

25,600

-

-

-

24,800

5,265

-

1,500

-

-

-

-

-

32,888

2,250

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,234

8,592

13,965

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SKI HILL

25,500

4,500

1,150

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,725

-

-

-

3,200

350

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,915

LAU REL PAR K

-

94,280

151,765

151,765

57,485

57,485

-

2,863

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,250

-

-

-

3,850

3,500

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

21,980

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

595

-

2,136

21,311

LAK ES & MAR INA

-

20,500 26,925 15,000 25,295

258,729 15,761 10,395 3,245 1,200 13,338 575 11,850 31,500 13,500 3,000 1,160 500 1,200 1,200 3,400

187,302

187,302

171,500

466,572

466,572

8,300

106,250

171,500 (81,052) (295,072)

106,250

4,600

2,113

-

1,000

900

-

-

300

-

-

-

4,000

-

3,750

-

-

-

12,550

4,100

-

1,000

-

-

-

-

-

5,327

-

-

-

-

-

-

9,850

-

-

-

1,840

2,509

-

13,809

-

REC REA TION

119,654

POO LS & BEA CHE S

66,054

841,654

32,084

187,286 4,950 40,250 27,189 1,550 7,500 4,000 40,200 15,250 8,500 37,250 22,500 120,000 225,000 2,100 4,600 9,250 40,500 8,300 1,745,967 1,745,967 9,825 9,825

-

4,750

4,750

11,114

11,114

4,600

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,200

-

-

-

3,500

1,250

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

564

WOO D SH OP

60,499

776,570

1,905

192,135 10,500 28,200 54,000 15,000 12,000 5,500 11,250 9,500 7,750 83,593 117,250 47,500 8,520 38,250 13,950 5,500

14,500 4,750 28,400 500 -

422,192

1,555,823

1,555,823

8,300

422,192

450,010

450,010 44,000

44,000

-

-

400

-

-

900

-

250

-

-

-

-

-

850

-

-

-

-

2,500

-

4,800

-

136,550

-

-

-

-

500

76,150

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

500

6,022

25,093

14,132

153,546

-

-

-

-

-

LAK ES & ENV IRON MEN TA L

(6,364) (378,192) (1,105,813)

184,735 -

51,310

437,538

-

18,500

7,250

44,495 10,344 2,270 450 26,721 1,200 36,500 40,696 16,500 1,300 3,500 2,500 500 -

182,250

178,369

178,369

(312,339)

619,146

619,146

931,485

931,485

8,300

3,881

182,250

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,850

-

-

-

-

-

250

36,950

2,250

-

-

1,500

-

-

-

-

-

1,850

-

-

500

-

-

-

750

-

-

-

-

-

250

423

25,944

98,602

-

-

-

-

SE

44,127

CLU BHO U

-

COM MUN ITY REL ATIO NS

-

5,000

15,000

15,000

10,000

10,000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

10,000

TAB MAS TER

(44,671)

87,500

87,500

132,171

132,171

-

-

-

300

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,100

-

-

-

-

5,000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,795

12,590

5,353

70,534

-

-

-

-

32,500

LOD GE & SK SNA I CKB ARS

(80,778) SUBSIDY

Account Description

241,900 TOTAL REVENUES

241,900 AMENITY INCOME

322,678 TOTAL EXPENSES

322,678 SUBTOTAL

8,300 WATER & SEWER

- VEHICLE/EQUIP/GOLF CART RENTS

- VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

500 UNIFORMS

- TROPHIES

- TRAINING MATERIAL

1,900 TOOL REPLACEMENT

- TELEPHONE

- TAB MASTER EXPENSE

- SOLID WASTE REMOVAL

- SNOW REMOVAL

- SAND

- ROAD REPAIRS

8,250 REPAIRS & MAINT.

- PRINTING

- POSTAGE

- OUTSIDE MAINT. & ENGINEERING

38,500 OIL, GAS & ELECTRIC

10,825 OFFICE & OPERATING SUPPLIES

- MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL

1,300 LICENSES

- LEGAL & PROF. EXPENSE

- LAKES MANAGEMENT

- LANDSCAPING

- IT EXPENSE

- IRRIGATION SYSTEM

15,681 INSURANCE

150 FUEL/TRAVEL

- ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

- DUES/SUBSCRIPTION

- DONATIONS-EMERG SERV

- CONF/MEETINGS

- COLLECTIONS

- CHEMICAL SUPPPLIES

- BOARD/COMMITTE EXP

- BANK & CREDIT CARD CHGS

- AUDIT

350 ADMINISTRATIVE EXP

2,156 WORKERS COMP

20,456 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

9,158 PAYROLL TAXES

102,970 SALARIES & WAGES

- INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXP

3,500 SPECIAL EVENTS

- RESALE MERCH

33,355 COST - BEER/LIQUOR

65,328 COST - FOOD

LOD GE & TIKI BAR

THE HIDEOUT P.O.A.

5,000 -

2,150

4,155

41,162 1,783 100 7,559 2,100 6,820 800 250 4,600 76,478 76,478 19,560

FAC ILIT IES MAN AGE MEN T

(1,736,142)

ADM INIS TRA TION

2022 Proposed Operational Budget

13,536

164,304

4,289

38,214 900 19,500 7,500 7,114 2,500 500 4,725 7,825 12,750 4,500 1,000 750 500 9,000 299,408 299,408 -

19,560 (299,408) (56,918)

-

ART S& CRA FTS

Departmental Itemization

19,800 5,358

49,621 1,077 270 1,356 2,750 1,200 900 300 -

24,690

107,322 107,322 200,800

93,478

200,800

-

GOL F MAI NTE NAN CE

-

GOL F OPE RAT ION S


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER 66 • OCTOBER 2021

Ski Lift Tickets

Adult Guest 20.00 16.00 24.00 4.00

SKI HILL

Child Guest 15.00 12.00 19.00 4.00

26.00 21.00 4.00

35.00 165.00 230.00

70.00

Adult Guest 8.00 40.00

55.00

n/a 205.00

55.00

Student Guest* 6.00 30.00

15.00

50.00 90.00 120.00 72.00

15.00

subject to change)

7.00 15.00

4.00

9.00 19.00 Guest 18.00 31.00 31.00 46.00 41.00

7.00

Ice Skate Rentals ( 2hr Sessions) Cross Country Ski Rentals 2 Hours All Day Member 16.00 26.00 26.00 41.00 36.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Member 25.00 12.50 15.00 300.00 150.00 12.50 25.00 12.50 8.00 25.00

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

Member 100.00 55.00 20.00 35.00 100.00 100.00

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

Ski Lessons Group Lesson (1 hour) Group Lesson (2 hour) Private Lesson (1 hour) Private Lesson (2 hour) Double Private (1 hour for both)

EXT 160

Ski Rentals Adult Child Day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 23.00 16.00 Night (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) 21.00 13.00 Combo (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.) 32.00 25.00 (ALL SKI RENTALS REQUIRE PURCHASE OF A LIFT TICKET)

(570) 698-4100, ext. 170

2022 AMENITY FEE GUIDE (may be Child Member 11.00 8.00 15.00 4.00 200.00

Adult Member 16.00 12.00 20.00 4.00 150.00 400.00

Day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Night (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Combo (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.) Upgrade Individual Season Lift Pass 325.00

12.00

26.00 26.00 21.00 21.00 OF A LIFT TICKET) 4.00 4.00

Family Season Lift Pass Snow Board Rentals Day 26.00 Night 21.00 (ALL SNOW BOARD RENTALS REQUIRE PURCHASE Ski Racing 4.00 (For Two Runs, Each Addl Run 1.00, 2 Max) Tubing Rentals 12.00

FITNESS CENTER

Monthly 100.00 160.00 36.00

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

6-Month Yearly 45.00

Daily Weekly

10 Visit Pass

Tennis Lessons Available

MARINA & BOAT STORAGE

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

155.00 80.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160

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

750.00 800.00

20.00 18.00 n/a 13.00 11.00 n/a 2.00 13.00 30.00

24.00 22.00 n/a 13.00 11.00

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

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

WOODWORKERS

16.00 14.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 n/a 2.00 11.00 30.00

300.00 360.00 600.00 400.00 800.00

Non Reciprocal

Member 40.00

Guest n/a n/a

Guest 25.00 20.00 80.00 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

330.00 390.00 650.00 430.00 850.00

With Reciprocal

Guest 75.00

Maximum boat size-17 ft., 90 hp. Maximum Jet Ski size-110hp-four stroke. Certificate of insurance is req'd for powerboat & jet ski registration.

Dockspace Full Season Dockspace Full Season-Pontoon Boats

3.00

Reservations needed for all court use. All Fees must be pre-paid.

15.00 n/a 200.00

Miniature Golf (Per game)

*Students Ages 14-23.

12.00 150.00 175.00

Member Guest No Charge

** Must sign up with a "buddy". Both members need to sign up at the same time.

OUTDOOR TENNIS (570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Court Hour Reservations needed for all court use. Tennis Clinic Junior Tennis Program Instructional Tennis Camp

FACILITY SITE RESERVATIONS 100.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 150.00 60.00

Ext 160

Outdoor Sports Complex Ski Lodge RSC Multipurpose Room Nubia Malkin Art Center North Rec Pool Rental Miniature Golf Course 150.00

100.00

Clubhouse - Lower Level Game Room Ext 153 **** A Fine will be assessed if Facilities are not left clean****

Annual Membership Fee

GOLF COURSE (570) 698-4100, ext. 180

12.00 10.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 2.00 13.00 30.00

18 Holes Member Guest

Greens Fees per Person Greens Fees-Twilight Rate (After 2 pm) Greens Fees -Youth under 16 Motorized Cart Rental Motorized Cart Rent-Twilight Rate 5.00 2.00 11.00 30.00

9 Holes Member Guest

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

Tee times will be up to (7) days in advance. A $5.00 per person fee will be charged for cancellations. Mandatory cart usage on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

Member 20.00 14.00 55.00 300.00 750.00 60.00 100.00 155.00 30.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Guest 5.00 n/a n/a

(570) 698-4100, ext. 164 Stained Glass Annual Membership Fee Art Camp (2hrs/day 5 days)

Member 20.00 45.00

NUBIA MALKIN ART CENTER

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

LAUREL PARK - CAMPGROUND FEES Member No Cost 65.00 18.00

18.00 25.00 75.00 n/a n/a

AQUATICS

15.00 20.00 65.00 75.00 40.00

n/a

(570) 698-4100, ext. 300

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Semi-Private Swimming Lesson (1/2 hr) Private Swimming Lesson (1/2 hr) Two-Week Progressive Swim Lessons Swim Team Registration Second Child

35.00

260.00 70.00 No Cost 20.00 18.00 16.00 n/a

Daily Pool Pass Seasonal Pool Pass for (6) Guest Badges Seasonal Individual Pool Pass

Additional Children

185.00 40.00 No Cost 20.00 18.00 16.00 60.00

Lifeguard Training Lifeguard Recertification Water Aerobics Rowboat/Paddleboat Rental per Hour Kayak/Canoe Rental per Hour Single Kayak/ Paddleboard per Hour Rowboat Rental Full Day

3-6 Yrs 25.00 100.00 700.00

HIDEOUT CAMP PROGRAMS

subject to change)

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Ages:

week.

PERMIT FEES

Fine.

45.00

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

1st Offense violations corrected within 30 days will be rescinded. All ECC Citations must be corrected within 30 days or another citation will be issued.

7-14 Yrs 23.00 90.00 600.00

n/a

Offense

Repeat

assessement of a $250 ECC Fine. A second violation will result in a $500 ECC

Improvements to Lot without securing a Hideout Building Permit will result in the

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

(570) 698-4100, ext. 102

Sports Camps (2hrs/day 5 days)

Tot Camp, Adventure Kids Camp and Explorers Camp are offered five (5) days per

Per Child - 1 Day Per Week - 1 Day Full Season (No Refunds)

10% discount for multiple family members

SKI HILL

+ 6 mo sus + perm ban

per Month

2022 AMENITY FEE GUIDE (may be COMMUNICATIONS Member 16.00 50.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 107

Hideabout Newspaper Annual Subscription Web Classifieds - House for Sale by Owner, House for Rent Varies

20.00

1000.00 2000.00 3000.00 25.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 25.00

Member 30.00 30.00 30.00 25.00 55.00 55.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 35.00 15.00 15.00 10.00 35.00 100.00 125.00 155.00 225.00 425.00 100.00

Hideabout Business Advertising - Contact Advertising Editor

REGISTRATION (570) 698-4100, ext. 300

1st offense 2nd offense 3rd offense

Annual Vehicle Access Stickers - Sponsored Guest Annual Vehicle Access Gate Access Badge - Sponsored Guest Member Access Badge Replace Member Picture Badge Clickers Contractors' Gate Access Badge Replace Member Guest Badge Additional Member Guest Badges (over six) Update Member Guest Badges (over six) New Owner Fee Dog Park Tags Dog Park Renewal Social Membership (Also available st Clubhouse) RENTAL FEES 1-3 Overnights 4-7 Overnights 8-14 Overnights 15 days to 3 months 29 days 4 months to 1 year Rental Late Fee (less than 2 business days in advance) Failure to Register Renters :

S/T Renter Guest Badge (PVC) L/T Renter Badge Access Adult L/T Renter Guest Badge Replace Renter Picture Badge Replace Renter Guest Badge L/T Renter Non Driver Badge

(570) 698-4100, ext. 166

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL

25.00 25.00

Member 150.00 150.00 50.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 133

1st Offense 2nd Offense Administration fine for repeat violations

BULK GARBAGE FEES Member 10.00 50.00

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

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

These fines include, but are not limited to: Debris on Property, Unregistered Motor Vehicle and Overgrown Vegetation

75.00

35.00 50.00 35.00 40.00 30.00 50.00 30.00 30.00

150.00

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

Offense

Large

st

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

PUBLIC SAFETY

NON-TRAFFIC

CODE

PUBLIC ORDER

1

250.00

TRAFFIC

VIOLATION

300.00 300.00 300.00

Repeat

300.00

1st

150.00 150.00 150.00

26 TO 40 mph

150.00

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

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

Offense 150.00 200.00 350.00 500.00

150.00 250.00

250.00

PO-05 PO-06

150.00

1000.00

Offense 75.00 100.00 175.00 250.00

Beverages by Juvenile Littering

PO-08

PO-07

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

350.00 700.00

Feeding of Wildlife

300.00

Action

500.00 Disciplinary

300.00

175.00 350.00

1000.00

Transportation of Malt or Brewed 41 TO 50mph 51 TO 60 mph

500.00

125.00

Dump Truck

VIOLATION

(570) 698-4100, ext. 149

Speeding

Speeding in a designated Safety Zone

Exceeding 60mph

PET

100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 300.00

Failure to Comply

150.00 1000.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 200.00 150.00 150.00 150.00

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

FISH & BOAT

100.00

50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 150.00

1000.00

50.00

75.00 500.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 100.00 75.00 75.00 75.00

Stop Signs & Yield Signs

500.00

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

B-10

500.00 150.00 300.00

100.00 500.00 100.00 100.00 500.00 500.00 200.00 200.00 500.00

Oversized Watercraft

250.00 75.00 150.00

50.00 250.00 50.00 50.00 250.00 250.00 100.00 100.00 250.00

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

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

plus suspen

500.00 300.00 500.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

500.00 1000.00 1500.00

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

1st off 2nd off 3rd off

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

FIREWORKS Unauthorized use with exception of sparklers


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

M&D

PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL NEW GENERATOR INSTALLATION

(570) 352-6716

Licensed & Fully Insured

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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

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

Automatic Delivery

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

POA

(570) 698-4100

Amenities Phone Extensions NM Art Center....................ext. 164 Food & Beverage............... ext. 151 Main Gate........................... ext. 140 Main Gate Direct Line........ 630-3738 Main Lodge......................... ext. 155 Main Pool........................... 698-7014 Mini Golf............................. 698-4086 North Beach....................... 698-7013 North Gate.......................... ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line....... 630-3737 North Pool.......................... 698-7011 Quilters............................... ext. 156 Ski Hill................................ ext. 170 Woodworkers..................... 698-6269

Competitive Pricing Family Owned (570) 689-7100

& Operated Hamlin, PA 18427

RAY’S TAX & ACCOUNTING SERVICES

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

(570) 698-7465

1002 Forest Lane POA Member

Departments

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

Dial (570) plus number

CBS Construction, LLC

• WE DO BATHROOMS •

Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 133 North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317 Recr

eation

698-4100, ext. 160

Saturday, October 9, 2021

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Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 100 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180

570-352-5351

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

Fully Insured

PA 025881

Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145 Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!

570-906-0909

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911”

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

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

PA115089

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

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

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


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THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 11 Agway - Lake Ariel Page 64 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 26 All American Computer Repair Page 64 All-Out Logging & Landscaping Page 18 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 42 Aristrocraft Construction Co. Page 19 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 44 Axe Works Page 16 Beth’s Heavenly Scent Page 61 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 17 BTM Flooring Page 43 Canine Connection Page 61 Carey Construction Page 30 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 27 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 67 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 Chapman Family Enterprises, LLC Page 45 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 27 Colors Unite Painting Page 67 Countryman Home Improvements Page 17&64 Cover All Painting Co. Page 46 Crum Tree Service Page 64 Dale Orlando Page 64 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 56 DESTINY CONTRACTING Page 67 DIRLAM BROS. LUMBER CO., Inc. Page 61 Disaster Blaster Page 42 Driftwood Cove Marina Page 64 Duffy Plumbing Page 26 East PA Garage Floor Coating Page 56 Eastern Residential Solutions Page 57 Elaine Isabel Smith Notary Public Page 64 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 16 Forbes Pest Control Page 67 Furry Friends Page 64 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 61 IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 19 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 34 J. Moody & Co. Jewelers Page 31 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 51 Jake’s Carpet Page 18

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 67 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 56 John’s Italian Restaurant Page 42 JT’s Painting & Contracting Page 30 Kanga Roof Page 18 KBS Enterprises Page 30 Koberlein Septic Page 42 Laurel’s Hometown Cafe Page 16 Locklin’s Bottled Gas, Inc. Page 67 M and D Plumbing Page 67 Maiocco Excavating Inc. Page 24 Mike’s Walk-In Carpet Page 31 Mobile Shrinkwrapping Page 4 NATIVE Food & Drink Page 19 New Wave in Recreation Page 64 Nurnberger Bierhaus Page 15 Physical Therapy Assoc. of NEPA Page 34 Pirate’s Cove Marina Page 44 Precision Tree Co. Page 67 ProJan Cleaning and Restoration Page 43 Putman’s Tree Service Page 45 Ray’s Tax & Accounting Services Page 67 RE/MAX BEST Page 2 Rinker Inc. Page 23 Scotty’s Services Inc. Page 31 Sergio Rumayor Independent Senior Health Insurance Rep. Page 43 ShingleMe Roofing Page 43 Simplify Clean, Organize, De-Clutter Page 24 St. Mary’s Villa Page 47 Stag Tree Specialists Page 57 State Farm Page 44 Suds Up Cleaning Service Page 45 Superior Plus Propane Page 27 Teal Feather Shoppe Page 61 The Hearing Center Page 57 The Roof Brothers, Inc. Page 46 Tommy Gun Shooting Range Page 15 Trust Mortgage Page 15 Vonderhey Blacktop Page 61 Wood-Stone Home Inspections LLC Page 24

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