The Hideabout August 2022

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PRSRT STD U.S. Postage Paid Towanda, PA 18848 Permit No. 480

HIDEABOUT

The Hideabout 640 The Hideout Lake Ariel, PA 18436 Change Service Requested

Life is better in a Gold Star Community

AUGUST 2022 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 41 • ISSUE 8

Celebrating 50 Years!

President's Message ....................................4 Community Manager's Message ..................4 Financial Corner ............................................4 Chairman's Message .....................................5 Facilities Corner ............................................5 Communications Corner ...............................6 Public Safety Corner .....................................6

Registration Corner .......................................6 Recreation Corner .........................................6 Management Team Contacts ........................7 Food & Beverage Corner/Info .......8, 9, 10, 11 Board of Directors Meetings List ................29 Recreation ............................36, 37, 38, 39, 62 50th Anniversary Photos ......................44, 45

Golf Page .....................................................48 Environmental Page ....................................49 Financials ..................................50, 51, 52, 53 Employment ............................................60, 61 Classified ......................................................69 Hideout Phone Numbers ...................7, 68, 71 Advertisers' Directory ..................................72


2 • AUGUST 2022

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

YOUR NEIGHBORS TRUST THEIR PROPERTY WITH THE REGION’S MOST SUCCESSFUL AND EXPERIENCED HIDEOUT EXPERTS

16 Pine Ln

$1,600,000

1322 Lakeview Dr

$1,475,000

566 Lakeview Dr

771 Deerfield Rd

7 Willow Ct

350 N Gate Rd

1874 Windemere Ln

279 Chestnuthill Dr

$469,000

$449,900

3822 Splitrail Ln $385,000 129 Rockway Rd $370,000 207 Chestnuthill Dr $369,000 1948 Grandview Dr $350,000 13 Wildwood Ter $349,000 88 Hidden Lake Dr $349,000 24 Cedarwood Ter $334,000 26 Westwood Dr $325,000 128 Boulder Rd $325,000 303 W Lakeview Dr $319,900 71 Woodhill Ln $319,900

Maggie Morris

Linda Coccodrilli

Eileen & Harry Talalas

Dave & Marie Kovaleski

$895,000

$424,900

542 Parkwood Dr 12 Deerfield Ct 40 Boulder Rd 185 Lakeview Dr 37 Glenwood Ln 4085 S Fairway Dr 65 Rockway Rd 4156 Chestnuthill Rd 30 Westwood Dr 10 Chippewa Ct 209 S Fairway Dr

Donna Gardner

Linda & Robert Amos

$499,900

$299,900 $299,000 $299,000 $299,000 $290,000 $289,900 $279,000 $275,000 $275,000 $269,000 $259,000

Ellen Damisino

$420,000

1968 E Lakeview Dr 4129 S Fairway Dr 33 Northwood Ter 11 Ridgeview Ct 4296 Chestnuthill Dr 83 Parkwood Dr 224 Chestnuthill Dr 2368 Tanglewood Ln 169 Lakeview Dr 1707 Windemere Ct

Dakota Daisy Bonham Rockstroh

Meghan Gapp

Maureen Regalbuto

$249,900 $249,900 $249,000 $239,000 $235,000 $225,000 $213,000 $199,900 $179,000 $165,000

Heather Carney

Christina Warwick

Madison McGlone

FOR 32 YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN THE HIDEOUT’S MOST-TRUSTED REALTORS BECAUSE WE GET RESULTS. THINKING OF SELLING? CALL THE BEST! HEATHER AND TIM MEAGHER

570.698.7299 • 1200 Hamlin Hwy • HideoutRealEstate.com

BROKER/OWNERS Charts and statistics are based on information from the Pike/Wayne MLS for the period of 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2021. 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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15 Pine Lane $1,575,000

46 S Fairway Dr $429,000

53 Cedarwood Ter $379,000

74 Rockway Road $229,999

429 Northgate Rd $229,000

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166 Lakeview Drive $729,000

44 Grandview Dr $350,000

16 Garden Drive $219,000

34 Wedge Drive $499,000

102 Woodview Terr 42 Ridgeview Dr $325,000 $239,000

142 N Fairway Dr $199,900

521 Northgate Rd $187,000


4 • AUGUST 2022

FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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hat a great July!

I hope you have been having an enjoyable summer. July was a month to remember. We started with a fantastic July 4th weekend. What a beautiful fireworks display over Roamingwood Lake and an incredible array of recreational activities the Recreation and Food & Beverage teams brought to you. Our 50th anniversary celebrations were enjoyable and a great way to celebrate this important milestone. I was able to attend several events, including the golf tournament, the Gala at the Main Lodge, the community picnic at the Ski Hill, and the concert at the OSC. I was pleased to see the Board well represented at all the functions, including the Concert on the Hill at the Ski Hill and the Legends at the Main Lodge. I thank my fellow Board Members for clearing off their calendars to be there to represent the community well. It was an array of fun activities for the entire membership, young and not as young. Special thanks to Bill Rooney, Jerry Restaino, Lisa Green, Annmarie Rossitto, and the other members of the 50th Anniversary Committee for their hard work and for pulling off a fun albeit exhausting weekend. Then the following weekend, Ryan's Angels held their second annual golf tournament and dinner dance. Not only was it fun, but their goal was to raise $10,000.00, and they reached it to support the Lake Ariel Fire Department. Special thanks to Ryan's Angels for their hard work pulling off such a large, classy event. I was so happy that the

Board of the Angels asked me to present the Jack Ryan Community Service Award to Bob Wiegand for his years of dedicated service in the FDNY, his commitment to US service personnel serving our country overseas, and his work to establish Reflection Park. Bob had the vision, desire, and commitment to make the park a reality. Congratulations and thank you, Bob, and his lovely wife, Mickey. Their patriotism and sense of community spirit are what The Hideout is all about. As the award said, "To Know him is to love him and to be known by him is to be loved." Finally, I want to thank the nearly 2,400 members who voted on the Short-term Rental bylaw amendment. Regardless of how you voted on this controversial topic, this record-breaking vote count speaks volumes about the membership's desire to have a voice in the community's future. You were heard, and I look forward to implementing the new rules on January 1st while assisting homeowners with being able to rent their homes consistent with the rules. The bylaw change is a compromise that allows members to rent their homes while not posing a burden on neighbors. We are carefully monitoring our local government partners of Lake and Salam Townships, which are also considering their own short-term rental ordinances. Enjoy the remainder of the summer, and I hope to see you at our amenities. ■

FROM DEBRA TRAMANTANO, FINANCIAL MANAGER

Financial Corner

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any members want to know why we have Homeowner Association (HOA) dues and what are they used for. An HOA fee is a mandatory maintenance fee levied against all members of our community. We bill membership dues on an annual basis. The dues are billed out the first week in January with a due date of March 1st. We give a courtesy additional 30 days, extending that due date to March 31st. If dues are not paid in full by the 31st of March, we can assess finance (late) charges of 1.25% per month on the unpaid balance. So, what do your dues cover? There are three areas that are covered with your annual dues: Operations, Capital Reserves, and New Capital. Operations is the daily cost of the Association and includes employee salaries and benefits, insurance and the general expense of maintaining and running The Hideout. Capital Reserve is the cost to repair or replace existing structures or equipment

that we own. Some examples of Capital Reserve would be the cost of replacing a roof or siding on an existing building; replacing our patrol vehicles or maintenance equipment. New Capital is the cost to buy new equipment or additions to structures. An example of New Capital would be additional gym equipment for our Fitness Center. On average, approximately 80% of your annual dues goes to the cost of Operations, with the balance allocated between Capital Reserve and New Capital as needed. Your dues help us keep our shared spaces maintained, enhance your quality of life by providing amenities for your enjoyment all year round, and preserve property values. Think of your dues as an investment in your community. ■

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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ear Members and Staff

We are already halfway through the summer of 2022. Although we had a somewhat wet and cool spring, the current weather has been more to our liking with sunny and warm temperatures. Hopefully, the dog days of summer will be kind to us as we enjoy all the amenities The Hideout has to offer. As you enjoy these wonderful amenities, please help us keep them clean by removing any items you brought that you no longer have a need for. We are finalizing our budget for 2023. This process has been a difficult one this year because of the significant challenges we are facing. We all know inflation is affecting all of us. The current cost of living is at 9.1 percent. In formulating our budget, we used a cost of living at 3.7 percent. We have reduced capital projects for 2023 and are attempting to hold the line on the cost for members. Our July 4th weekend was a major success. The Hideout was enjoyed by many families and friends. We were pleased that most of our members and guest did abide by The Hideout’s rule regarding fireworks. Violations of our fireworks policy provide for significant fines for violators. We constantly stress this for the benefit of our senior citizens and our four-legged friends. There were some violations, but those were addressed with citations. Our fireworks display on the evening of July 3rd, authorized by the Board, was outstanding and well attended. We are blessed to have such great employees, from Maintenance, POA, Public Safety, Food & Beverage, Golf, and Recreation. This year, a committee was established to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Hideout. The events honoring the 50 years include a golf tournament, celebrations at the Ski Hill with a live concert, a dinner dance at the Main Lodge, a Legends’ show at the Main Lodge, and events at the OSC. The Saturday and Sunday events were well attended and members were given gift bags with items commemorating the 50 years. The committee that organized this Board event met frequently to plan all the events. The committee was comprised of Board members, members at large, and POA employees. All committee members are to be commented for an excellent job as the events were well received by all. Jerry Restaino and Lisa Green were

the two chairs of the committee. They should be congratulated along with all the employees and volunteers who assisted in making the events a huge success. This is an example of The Hideout at its best working together to get the job done. Some members, out of concern, asked why I was not able to attend the 50th celebrations. Unfortunately, I was suffering from a significant issue with my back that did not allow me the mobility to attend the functions. Fortunately, my right hand, my wife Andrea filled in for me as did some friends. The good news is I am doing well in my recovery. Thank you for your concerns. September is the month where members in good standing vote for officers to the Board of Directors. This election is a very important part of being a member and having your voice heard. We ask you to review the qualifications of the people seeking election and make your choices carefully because the choices you make will continue to determine the success of The Hideout. The Nominating Committee will be hosting a formal campaign event with candidates on August 20, 2022, beginning 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge, and candidate letters and answers to questions are included in this publication. This year there is a multitude of candidates running for 2 open positions. We would like to thank all those members who voted in the short-term rental Bylaw amendment sent to all members in good standing. You have acknowledged, through your votes, how you wish the Board to proceed in regards to controlling short-term rentals. A membership vote such as was conducted shows that some subject matters are highly controversial, but the rule of the majority will prevail as is the American way. Please enjoy the rest of the summer and find time to relax and find time to spend with your family and friends. A special thank you to all our employees who work tirelessly to keep The Hideout the Gold Star community it is recognized to be. The Hideout is the premier HOA community in Northeast Pennsylvania. ■

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED in The Hideout

$500 citation - 1st offense


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FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message

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ow, how time flies. It’s August already and so far, the summer weather has been great. Let us hope that August’s weather will be as nice as July’s. I would like to briefly recap the great events we had in The Hideout during July. The weather cooperated and on July 3rd the fireworks display over Roamingwood Lake was terrific. Then, after a 2-year delay because of Covid, The Hideout was finally able to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. The festivities were kicked off with the 50th Anniversary golf tournament on the 9th. Then on the 16th and 17th we had a fabulous weekend filled with games, food, and music. It was great to see so many of our members taking advantage of the good weather and enjoying all the events that were planned. I want to thank the 50th Anniversary Committee for all their hard work in planning and coordinating such wonderful events. It was truly a TEAM effort between Hideout members and The Hideout staff at Golf, Public Works, Food & Beverage, Recreation, Public Safety, the POA, and Community Relations. Again, THANK YOU ALL!!!! The Long Range Planning Committee has emailed out to members a survey. I urge everyone to please respond by filling out this survey. This survey is designed to gain an insight into the demographic make up of our community. Also, you will have the opportunity to rank The Hideout’s various amenities and activities. The results of this survey will be useful to the committee and the Board of Directors in planning for the future of our community. Thank you to the Long Range Planning Committee for their initiative, planning and perseverance in getting this important survey out to the membership. The election process for your Board of Directors is under way. In late June the Nominating Committee sponsored

a successful ice cream social. This was a new event which afforded the community an opportunity to meet and talk with this year’s Board candidates. There is another new happening from the Nominating Committee. The committee is releasing a video. This video will give the membership another opportunity to view Board candidates answering a series of questions. Make sure you check out this video. Then, on Saturday August 20th at 9am in the Main Lodge, the Nominating Committee is hosting “Meet the Candidates”. This is another opportunity for the membership to meet the Board candidates and ask questions. Also, remember to read the biographies and question responses of the Board candidates in this month’s Hideabout. Thank you to the Nominating Committee for their new innovative ideas and their dedication to The Hideout’s election process. Near the end this month the ballots for the Board of Directors election will be mailed. This year you will decide who will fill 2 seats on your Board of Directors. You must decide who you feel will serve for the next three years making decisions for you with the best interests of The Hideout in mind. The total votes cast during Board of Director elections rarely surpasses 900. Just shy of 2,400 votes were cast concerning the STR Bylaw. This shows that this community can get involved. So, whether you are old, young, or in between, full-time, or part-time… Stay involved in your community and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! ■

For more information and Zoom links for Committee and Board of Directors Meetings, please visit the Event Calendar on The Hideout website member side. Sign in at: www.hideoutassoc.com and find the calendar under "Member Central."

Please join us for MEET THE CANDIDATES Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom

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FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner

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he dog days of summer are upon us and The Hideouts Public Works Department continues to go above and beyond to maintain all of our Amenities throughout the season. The Beaches and Pools have been looking great and all of our amenities are at full throttle in operations. The 4th of July weekend was our summer kick off and this weekend showed us just how busy The Hideout can get. The Public Works Department performed above expectations with cleaning up the beaches and pools after the weekend’s festivities. Stormwater remediation is the focal point of the Public Works Department, we have a long list of projects that are scheduled to be completed this year and the list for the 2023 season is already increasing. The Ridgeview Drive project should be wrapped up in August and we are still awaiting the permit from PADEP for the Maplewood swale project. We have some Stormwater issues on the Golf Course that we plan on starting as soon as the golf season ends. The Public Works Department is fully staffed and we now have 5 full time housekeepers to assist in cleaning and sanitizing all of our buildings and amenities. Housekeepers have also performed above expectations during this busy time of year ensuring the outside restrooms and the restrooms at the beaches and pools are well maintained. The Tiki Bar project bids were due on July 22nd and the board will be awarding the bid. This project is scheduled to start after Labor Day weekend and the completion date is May 1st, 2023. The Tiki bar Projects consists of installing a new 30ft deck extension, installing a new 16ftx14ft Tiki bar centered on the new deck, 2 new restrooms on the Tiki Bar deck, install a food service access door and replace all the railings on the deck. There is a lot of details on this project

and we are excited for this to be open in 2023. As many of our members have noticed The Hideout had all of the road lines restriped this summer and the roads are looking amazing. All the main roads, some side roads, all parking lots have a fresh coat of reflective paint. This will be completed every few years to help enhance the appearance of the Hideout roads and increase safety. The Main Gate project is still awaiting the approval from PENNDOT so we can move forward with enhancing the Main Gate appearance and create a safer entrance and exit to STR 590. This project started in 2018 with the initial planning but as with many projects permits take time and due to Covid19 there has been a delay with getting planning and PENNDOT on the same page. We hope to start this project as soon as PENNDOT approves the plans. Trash and Recycling will continue to operate at our normal hours MondayFriday 6am-8pm Saturday-Sunday 8am-8pm. Bulk garbage can be taken to the Maintenance Complex behind the Trash and Recycling Center Monday - Wednesday - Friday and Saturdays 11am-12:30pm. A Bulk Garbage pass is required for bulk garbage and any member in good standing can contact Desiree Detres at ext. 133 or email ddetres@thehideout.us for more information on obtaining the 2 passes for the year or what items are accepted. The Bulk garbage pass is good until 4/15/2023. We hope all of our members enjoy the rest of their summer! ■

Trash & Recycling Area Hours Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bulk Garbage Hours

at the Maintenance Building Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FRIENDLY REMINDER Members and guests of members, 7 years of age and older, must possess and display a current amenity badge at all times when using any of the amenities. Thank you!


6 • AUGUST 2022 FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Communications Corner

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ll I can say is wow! What a wonderful 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend we held for our membership in July. It was particularly heartwarming to see the membership come together as a community and celebrate such a awesome accomplishment after the long few years we have all experienced. As of this year, The Hideout community has actually been around for 52 years, we just had to postpone our original 50th celebration due to Covid-19. As you have seen written throughout this publication, there were a variety of events, so I hope you were able to find something exciting to attend. While there may have been a few bumps along the way, the overall feedback has been very positive.

It was my pleasure to be the Chair of the 50th Anniversary Committee. I would like to thank the committee members for helping with decision making along the way. They are all an asset to this community! I am very proud of how The Hideout team of employees came together to make all this happen. The 50th Committee could not have had a better Board Member Liaison, partnerin-crime, and LEADER than Jerry Restaino. This celebration was his idea. Throughout our two-plus years of waiting to begin, he always stayed positive that this celebration would eventually happen and I know the membership is grateful! A great deal of work went into these events but it was well worth it to see the appreciation on the faces of our members. I would like to thank those who came out to celebrate this momentous occasion with us! Here's to the next 50! I would like to take this time to thank some of The Hideout Management Team who also attended the 50th Committee meetings and inplemented almost all of

the ideas brought to them. This was all above and beyond their busy summer schedules here in The Hideout. Larry Frotten, Community Manager, Jill Metschulat, Assistant Community Manager, Annmarie Rossitto, Hospitality Services Manager, Tina Corma, Public Safety Operations Supervisor, John Boandl, Recreation Manager, Dennis Polhamus, Facilities Manager, and Alex Lutzi, Golf Pro Shop Manager. A great big thank you to The Hideout Swim Team for showing the community how hard they work and how well they represent The Hideout! Back to work, the Community Relations Department provides members with up-to-date information about The Hideout and local community happenings. We put together The Hideabout Newspaper monthly and The Hideabout Extra every two weeks with updates and day-to-day events. Look for the color change in The Hideabout Extra to know to grab the newest copy! The official Hideout POA Facebook page is a valuable resource for the most accurate Hideout information. We send out email blasts to keep you informed. Email blasts are sent out with answers to your questions about what to do in The Hideout. If you haven't signed up yet, please do! Call me at (570) 630-3707 at the Community Relations Office, located at the Main Gate, to sign up or email me at Lgreen@thehideout.us.

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reetings community members, I want to first thank all of The Hideout employees and community members who made the 50th anniversary celebration possible. What a great weekend in The Hideout. I hope that all the members enjoyed the celebration, as much as we did. Thank you for all that made it possible. Also I would like to thank a few community members for putting on a Kids Pickelball Camp. This group of community members came to me with an idea and volunteered their time to put this on. We had 10 kids participate and everybody had a great time. We offer tennis lessons and clinics Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Please call Recreation at 570-630-3733 if you are interested. We offer certain times for different skill and age levels. Please call with any questions. With fall approaching please take the time to check out are indoor golf simulator. We off a Tru-Golf Pro vista

FROM TINA CORMA, OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

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s summer draws to a close and children start heading back to school, family life can get pretty hectic. It’s important to remember and share with your children some key tips that will help keep them safe throughout the school year. If your child walks to the bus stop, teach them to be a safe pedestrian. • Walkers should walk facing traffic. • Before they cross the street, stop and look left, right, and left again to see if cars are coming. • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing and always cross streets at crosswalks or intersections. • Stay alert and avoid being distracted. If your child is riding their bike, teach them the rules of the road. • Ride on the right side of the road, with traffic, in a single file. • Come to a complete stop before crossing the street. • Stay alert and avoid distracted riding. • Make sure your child always wears a properly fitted helmet and bright clothing. When dropping or picking your children up, use the designated drop off area,

12 simulator with Tru Flight 2 technology and tracking system. This new Launch Monitor captures every shot with unmatched accuracy at an unbeatable price. TruFlight 2 features the latest technology from TruGolf – allowing users to play every shot like they would on the course. This 3 Camera system captures both Club and Ball Data for a comprehensive analysis of player performance. By capturing Club and Ball Data simultaneously, our proprietary ball flight engine allows users to shape their shots just like they would outdoors. The TruFlight 2 easily mounts to the ceiling of a hitting bay and provides uninterrupted play for Right and Left-handed golfers. The TruFlight 2 can be added to any existing hitting bay, easily retrofitting existing technology.

drive slowly. Expect children to dart out between cars and be ready to hit the brakes if they do. Find a proper parking spot – never park in a fire lane or space designated for handicapped parking. Another reminder is when a bus is stopped to load or unload children. Those driving behind the school bus and those driving toward the bus on the other side must stop and stay stopped until the bus proceeds. Drivers, know where the school zones are! Drive carefully, pedestrians always have the right-of-way. When driving through the neighborhood, remember the speed limit is 25 mph. Keep your eyes open for pedestrians and bicyclists. Be mindful of backing out of a parking space. Don’t just rely on your back-up camera, a running child may not show up until its too late. Look over both shoulders to make sure the coast is clear and back-up slowly. All of us at Public Safety hope everyone enjoys the rest of their summer. Stay safe and feel free to contact us! ■

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH

As always, enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

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unless otherwise posted FROM V. BOURNE, REGISTRATION SUPERVISOR

Registration Corner

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ith members, guests, and renters coming to enjoy The Hideout during this last month of summer and as temperatures are rising, the pools and beaches are in full swing. Members in good standing, 7 and older must present a valid 2022 Member or Guest badge to use any amenity. Seasonal pool stickers can be purchased at the Main Pool or the POA. Six pool stickers for $65.00 or $18.00 individually. Guests may also purchase a day pass at the pool for $5.00. Members with a Hideout photo ID will be admitted to the pool free of charge.

Members, please be sure to submit a current valid vehicle registration to the Registration Department. If you have already received your vehicle sticker, please ensure your 2022 vehicle sticker is affixed inside the windshield on the passenger side, upper most right-hand corner, below any tint. If you do not have a vehicle sticker, a hanging pass must be obtained from the Public Safety Please call with any questions and look Gates and displayed in the vehicle while forward to seeing and hearing from you. ■ parked at any of the amenities. Failure

to display a 2022 vehicle sticker or vehicle pass while parked at any amenity will result in a $25.00 fine. The Registration Department at the POA Office is open Tuesday to Saturday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to assist with all your membership needs. We can also be reached by calling (570) 698-4100 ext. 0. Please remember, the speed limit is 25 MPH in The Hideout. Pedestrians and motorists, please be aware of traffic. Be sure to check out our website www.hidoutassoc.com, The Hideabout Newspaper, The Hideabout Extra, Channel 920, and The Hideout Facebook® (the one with the trademark Hideout flower) for all upcoming activities. As always, a great big thank you to my ladies in Registration, Barb, Melissa, and special guest Kelly. Enjoy the rest of the summer!!! ■


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HIDEOUT PHONE NUMBERS

Published monthly for the members of the Property Owners Association of The Hideout, Inc.

(570) 630-3700

Front Desk

Lisa Green - Hideabout Editor (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us

(570) 630-3703

Larry Frotten, Community Manager

(570) 630-3704

Gina Colazingari, HR Associate

(570) 630-3705

Katie Beck, Human Resources Manager

(570) 630-3706

V. Bourne, Registration Supervisor

(570) 630-3707

Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager

(570) 630-3708

Tina Fairfax, Administrative Assistant

(570) 630-3709

Caroline Mongelli, Executive Assistant

(570) 630-3710

It Department

(570) 630-3711

Katrina Wehrmann

(570) 630-3712

Francine Spinelli

(570) 630-3715

Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager

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

(570) 630-3717

Dennis Polhamus, Facilites Manager

(570) 630-3719

Joe Kozuch, Public Safety Dir.

(570) 630-3720

Tina Corma, Operations Supervisor

Debra Tramantano - Financial Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 115 dtramantano@thehideout.us Katie Beck - Human Resources Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 105 kbeck@thehideout.us Joseph Kozuch - Public Safety Director (570) 698-4100, ext. 143 jkozuch@thehideout.us Lisa Green - Community Relations Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 107 lgreen@thehideout.us Annmarie Rossitto - Hospitality Services Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 159 arossitto@thehideout.us John Boandl - Recreation Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 163 jboandl@thehideout.us Dennis Polhamus - Facilities Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 136 dpolhamus@thehideout.us Paul Matarazzo - Environmental Manager (570) 698-4100, ext. 120 pmatarazzo@thehideout.us Michael Kline - Golf Course Superintendent (570) 698-4100, ext. 186 mkline@thehideout.us V. Bourne - Registration Supervisor (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

(570) 630-3721

John Boandl, Recreation Manager

(570) 630-3722

Maintenance

(570) 630-3723

Desiree Detres, Facilities Admin. Clerk

(570) 630-3724

Jill Metschulat, Asst. Community Manager

(570) 630-3725

Paul Matarazzo, Environmental Manager

(570) 630-3726

Annmarie Rossitto, Hospitality Services Mgr.

(570) 630-3728

Public Safety Patrol Room

(570) 630-3729

Ski Hill Operations Manager

(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 Nubia Malkin Art Center

(570) 630-3735

Fitness Center

(570) 630-3736

Golf Pro Shop Desk

(570) 630-3737

North Gate

(570) 630-3738

Main Gate

2021-2022 POA BOARD OFFICERS

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

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Articles must be submitted by the fifteenth of the month. Submit all material to: The Hideabout Editor, 640 The Hideout, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. For advertising rates, contact Brandon Downs at (570) 630-3716. The Hideabout published monthly, serves over 4,100 Hideout property owners. Articles do not necessarily represent the views of The Hideout POA. The Editor reserves the right to reject any advertising or articles for publication. Also, the acceptance of advertisements does not constitute endorsement by The Hideout POA for any advertisement of any business, products, and/or services. The Hideout is not responsible beyond the cost of advertising for any advertising errors. Ad proofs are developed by The Hideabout for use in The Hideabout Newspaper only. The advertiser does not have the right to reproduce the ad in any other place or publication. Any concerns with ads placed in The Hideabout Newspaper must be addressed by the fifteenth of the month. Thank you. ■

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FROM ANNMARIE ROSSITTO, HOSPITALITY SERVICES MANAGER

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elcome, August! The sunshine and beautiful weather are still with us! We want to thank our members for all your support during this crazy busy season! Our team is working hard to offer all we can to make your summer fabulous!

We really enjoyed participating in the 50th Anniversary of The Hideout! What a great event for all! We hope you took advantage of the incredible weekend of planned events! Thank you to the entire Hideout staff for helping in every way to make our 50th Anniversary weekend so spectacular! The Legends will be back for an October performance. If you missed them, be sure to check them out next time! The Snack Bar at the beach is having a fantastic year. Arlene and her team are doing a great job! The Main Lodge is organizing great parties and events, so I would like to thank Brett and his crew for their dedication. The Clubhouse team is small and mighty, and they are doing fantastic. Overall our Food & Beverage team has done an amazing job this season. If you see them, say thanks! Have you been to Hula Hooping on the Tiki deck?? It is quite a riot, and you can see a few pictures in the paper this month! Good times had by all! The Ryan’s Angels Golf outing was

a great success, and they raised a nice sum to go to the Lake Ariel Fire Department! What a pleasure to be involved in such a great charitable cause. Fun-filled AUGUST ahead! The HASG will have a concert on August 3, and I hear Wade Preston puts on a great show, so get your tickets! On August 4, our swim team, The Flyers, will have their end-of-season banquet! They truly deserve a spectacular event. Have you seen these kids? They are amazing swimmers! On August 20, the Hideout Elves are doing a fundraiser at the Main Lodge, be sure to get your tickets. It really will be a crowd pleaser! And as always, entertainment at the Clubhouse weekly! As we approach fall, we will lose some of our Hideout team to college and high school. We would like to wish each and every one of them a successful year and look forward to their return next season.

In closing, thank you to our members for the support, encouragement, understanding, and most of all, the smiles and warmth you all display towards our team! We appreciate you more than you know! ■

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Hideout Book Club The Hideout Book Club is once again meeting in the library, 2nd floor of the RSC. We meet at 4 pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month. After a one hour, member led discussion, many of us go to the Clubhouse for dinner. If you have any questions, please email: hideoutbookclub@gmail.com.

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE LIAISON LIST 2021-2022 ECC Richard Guiffredo BUDGET Jerry Restaino DISCIPLINARY Jerry Restaino FOOD & BEVERAGE Andrew Miller COMMUNICATIONS Lou Delli Santi GOLF Lou Delli Santi LAKES Andrew Miller LONG RANGE PLANNING Richard Yocum

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

THE HIDEOUT HAS AN APP! The Hideout App will give you information on events happening in our community. You can also see the most current Hideabout Newspaper and Hideabout Extra. To download it, go to the App Store or Google Play and search “The Hideout” then look for The Hideout flower.

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


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Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - June 10, 2022 Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance: Present: Mike Burns - Chairperson, Ron Phelps, Larry Lieberher, Paul Spiese, Paul Matarazzo – Environmental Manager, Rich Guiffredo – Board Liaison, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tina Fairfax Excused: N/A

Outlet Structure/Lake: Completion has been delayed.

Stormwater: There are 128 projects for this year. 50 have been completed. Next big project will be Ridgeview Drive. This will be done in house and is scheduled to begin next week. Unpermitted Beaches: All affected owners have received letters from Paul.

Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 5/27/22: Approved with changes. Motion: Mike Burns 2nd Larry Lieberher

Unpermitted Signs: Continuation of discussion of this issue from last meeting.

Permits issued 5/27/22 – 6/9/22: Approved by unanimous vote. Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher.

Permeable/Impermeable Surfaces: Discussion of this issue. Research needs to be done. Paul will reach out to the Township to see if anything relating to this is coming down the road.

Lot Violations/Citations: Discussion of initiating a formalized variance process for permanent structures for the next meeting that will include a variance spreadsheet being kept. Discussion of what institutes a property line, from pins or from street. Discussion of re-establishing repeat offender process and the possibility of reducing recheck timeframe from 30 days to 15 days for certain items.

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Parking Signs at Main Lodge: Discussion of this issue. EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting ended at: 10:45 am Motion: Mike Burns 2nd Ron Phelps Next Meeting: Friday, 6/24/22, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

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Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - June 24, 2022 Call to Order at: 9:00 am

Paul presented steps for the variance procedure. The committee approved Pledge of Allegiance: this procedure by unanimous vote. The Present: Mike Burns - Chairperson, Ron procedure will be added to the July Phelps, Larry Lieberher, Paul Spiese, Paul update of the ECC Manual. Matarazzo – Environmental Manager, Stormwater: Maplewood Swale is still Rich Guiffredo – Board Liaison, Dennis awaiting permit from PA DEP. Several Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Tina Fairfax, Guest: Larry Frotten – Community projects have been completed. Next big project will be Ridgeview. Manager Unpermitted Beaches: Most people Excused: N/A have responded to Paul and are willing Motion to approve the meeting minutes to fix. There is one that may have to be of 6/10/22: Approved as written. Motion: grandfathered in because we gave a Ron Phelps 2nd Larry Lieberher permit for the beach years ago. Paul has contacted the DEP regarding this. Permits issued 6/10/22 – 6/23/22: Approved by unanimous vote. Motion: Permeable/Impermeable Surfaces: Paul Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps has reached out to the township regarding REVIEW/DISCUSSION Lot Violations/Citations: Discussion of reducing recheck timeframe for certain ECC Violations from 30 days to 15 days (i.e. overgrown vegetation, debris, obstructed culverts). Larry will check if this needs to be done with a CMR or not and report findings at the next meeting. Potential start date for this change 1/1/2023. Variance: A variance request was presented to the committee. It was approved by unanimous vote. A letter will be sent to the property owner.

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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.

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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Andrew Miller

Dear Hideout Neighbors:

I am writing to inform you of my decision to run for re-election for the Hideout Board of Directors. As you may know, I have been a Hideout resident since 2002 and had the honor of serving on the Board and 2008 – 2011 and 2019 to present and four years as president. Serving on the Board is a challenging, and time-consuming job. But the personal sacrifices are far outweighed by the satisfaction of making a difference in the community. I have more than three decades of experience as a public manager having held a number of positions, in United States House of Representatives, the New York City Council, and high-level posts in New York City government across several agencies. I was recognized by City Hall News as one of the top “Rising Stars in New York City politics and government.” I have also received awards from non-profit organizations, citing my strong advocacy of their mission to help support young people and families. While professionally rewarding, it pales in comparison to when I had the honor of accepting the “Gold Star Award” from the Community Associations Institute on behalf of the Hideout when the community received it for the first time during my tenure in 2011. I am pleased that in May 2022,

the Hideout again was awarded the Gold Star. Gold Star applications are judged and scored by the Gold Star Review Panel. They look at whether the community is managed using the best practices in community association management, that it is financially healthy with adequate reserved for future needs, that the community has taken steps to protect the quality of life and value of property in the community, and has strong community involvement. Across all these areas, the Hideout has scored strongly because of the dedicated staff, our committees, and the membership. When we first received the award, we weathered the 2008 financial crisis, and now in 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic and have come out of each a better and stronger community. This award is complemented by a recent annual audit by Zavada & Associates, which had no recommendations for improvement (which, in my experience, is rare for any fiscal audits), and demonstrated the strong financial position of the community. It is quite extraordinary, while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, soaring inflation – which is at a 40-year high - and the challenges of recruiting and retaining the top talent to fill vital roles across all departments. Also, we chose not to lay off employees

during the pandemic shutdown, and received over $800,000 from the United States Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program in support of this effort. These prudent actions allowed the community to fully function remotely and in-person, and to offer services and open amenities when government edicts permitted. We also worked to keep assessment increases minimal – 2.7% this year, despite 8.5% inflation which translates into soaring fuel, electricity, food, and labor costs, and higher prices and shortages of mostly everything the Hideout procures. While we worked hard to ensure the physical and financial health of the community, we did not make the mistake of failing to invest in infrastructure and the future during tough times. We have invested our capital funding to not only maintain our infrastructure, but to plan for the future. Examples include renovations and installation of a fire suppression system at the Main Lodge, and upgrades such as new siding and roofs across amenities, including the Wood Workers, the POA office, the Main Lodge, the Clubhouse, and the Nubia Malkin Art Center. One of the most frequent questions we receive at Board meetings is the status of a new cell tower. It took a lot of time

and effort but finally, we are finalizing a contract with Liberty Towers to construct a tower near the Stock Farm Road gate. Having served previously as president of the Board when we created that gate, never did I imagine that we would also be able to use that land to give the community better cell service while also realizing considerable rental revenue. It is a win-win situation for the entire Hideout and the surrounding areas which have poor cell service. If given the honor of again serving on the Board, I will continue lend my public service experience to help manage our budget, make critical personnel decisions, improve communications and public relations outreach. Without a doubt, the next few years will be challenging. But I am as optimistic as ever in the future of the Hideout, a place that I have enjoyed since purchasing my home after 9/11, and where I look forward to staying during my retirement. Sincerely, Andrew Miller ■

2022 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Andrew Miller

infrastructure and amenities.

1. What unique skills and abilities will you bring to the Board of Directors? How do you feel those skills and abilities will positively benefit the community going forward?

2. Infrastructure, capabilities and amenities are often in competition for material resources. What are your priorities in terms of these areas, and how would you prioritize expenditures?

I’ve been a member of the Hideout since 2002. I am deeply committed to keeping our beautiful community a place to raise a family and to enjoy our retirement years. If elected, I intend to continue to provide my three decades of experience as a public manager to benefit the Hideout as I have held several positions in United States House of Representatives, the New York City Council, and in New York City government. Throughout my tenure, I have focused on large-scale operations involving budgets in the billions of dollars, been involved in many public policy and personnel decisions and specialize in public relations and government affairs. These skill sets guided my contributions to the Board and the POA during my two terms: first during the 2008 Fiscal Crisis and then the COVID-19 pandemic. During each, the Hideout came out a stronger community, having won the Gold Star Award both times, and for being fiscally strong and prudent while investing in our

Running the Hideout is akin to running a city: your responsibilities are vast while your resources are limited. It requires balancing the day-today operations of the community – from staffing critical areas such as Public Safety and Public Works, to taking a long-term look at the needs of the Hideout in how to invest in infrastructure and existing and new amenities. During the past three years, the Hideout has done just that. We didn’t make the mistake of laying off staff during the shutdown and kept staff on the payroll, oftentimes asking them to work remotely and offering services to the membership in new ways. This critical decision allowed us to quickly reopen when COVID-19 restrictions were dropped, while getting over $800,000 in Payroll Protection Program funding. During that time, we also prioritized investments in infrastructure such as upgrades to our amenities including the Main Lodge, the Clubhouse, the Wood Workers, the POA

building and the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Some other investments, which are critical but not visible, include IT and electrical upgrades, and the need to constantly replace vehicles and construction equipment. We have made critical investments in improving storm water management, completed high-tech repairs to the Roamingwood Lake Dam to avoid millions of dollars in replacement costs (and a loss of the lake for a season) and employed the latest in lake water management techniques to keep our water bodies pristine. We also added a new, low cost, but high-quality amenity with ice skating and ice fishing on Brooks Lake and are close to having a revenue generating cell tower, all while maintaining healthy capital reserves for future needs. 3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors, and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? As I stated in question 1, I’ve been a member of the Hideout since 2002. I am deeply committed to keeping our beautiful community a place to raise a

family and to spend our retirement years. If elected, I intend to continue to lend my three decades of experience as a public manager to benefit the Hideout. While we are fiscally strong, we must continue to remain vigilant given the high rate of inflation and high personnel costs. Last year, for example, we worked to keep assessment increases minimal – 2.7% this year, despite 8.5% inflation which translates into soaring fuel, electricity, food, and labor costs, and higher prices and shortages of mostly everything the Hideout procures. 4. As a Board member, how would you help to improve transparency and communication with the membership? Are there individual issues that you as a member have felt are difficult to learn about, what are they, and what in your background would lead to success in working with your fellow Board members and the professional staff in improving transparency and communication? During my tenure on the Board, I always appreciated the commitment of the members that took time out on a Saturday morning to attend Board meetings. But oftentimes, life gets in the way, whether it (continued on page 23)


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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Andrew Miller (continued from page 22) be weekenders or people with work and family responsibilities that make it impossible to attend meetings. Because of these challenges, as a Board Member, I made myself available to the membership by being visible across the amenities, attending many committee meetings being available by email

Lou Delli Santi Hello my fellow members,

I’m Lou Delli Santi, & it would be an honor to continue to serve as a Board member for all the residents of The Hideout. I am presently Vice President of the board & re-running for another term. We as a board have made a lot of progress in turning things around for the betterment of the community & I want to continue the good work that I have added to the community & the other board members. Living here in The Hideout for as long as I have has made me appreciate what we have here & I want to continue to see it prosper. For those of you who yet do not know me, I was born in Newark N.J. & lived there until the age of 24 before moving to Belleville N.J. where I lived for the next 15 years. My wife Jo-Ann & I just celebrated our 38th. wedding anniversary this past May. We bought our property 35 years ago & built our permanent home here in The Hideout 29 years ago in 1993 & have been full-time residents ever since. I am here 12 months out of the year. I truly believe that living in the community for a substantial amount of time would add to being a good board member because you have seen all

or phone. When I ran for the Board in 2019, I asked “why can’t we have Board meetings available on-line? I made it one of my pledges if elected. I am proud to say that finally all Board meetings are now available live on Zoom and recordings are available on-line. At times, we have over

the changes that have occurred & have an in depth understanding of what the membership wants. I started working in the retail business as a manager in training & then managing several departments over the next 2 years in McCrory’s Dept. store in Newark. I spent the next 35 years working for Verizon as a cable splicer, 20 years in Newark & 15 years in Scranton. I have since been retired for the past 14 years. At Verizon, I was responsible for building & maintaining telecommunication networks. I often sat in as management when opportunities arose, one being for 3 months while my supervisor in Scranton had open heart surgery. In Newark, I also spent some time in the engineering department performing revisions on new job constructions. This mainly involved planning for future demands & lowering cost to meet budgets for the jobs. When new engineers were hired out of college, I was often the one who would be asked to train them in the field. When fiber optics were introduced, I headed work crews to build the fios networks in areas throughout the state of Pennsylvania. I

100 people on-line, who would otherwise not have been able to participate due to health concerns and family and work obligations. This was particularly critical in hearing from the membership on the issue of short-terms rentals, as we listened to eight hours of great suggestions on the subject. Many committees conduct meetings on Zoom, which increases

participation and ensures quorums to conduct business.

also built the DSL facilities in our own local area. I volunteered to go to N.Y. State in 1997-98 for the ice storm that devastated N.Y. & Canada. I also ran the Bell Golf League at the Scranton Muni before it’s closing & then at Paupack Hills. For the past 24 years, I have been the Treasurer, Statistician, secretary & tournament director there. I have now been working as a Handy Man in The Hideout since my retirement. I have a vast working knowledge of carpentry, electric, plumbing & painting which serves me well as I have been the board liaison for the ECC Committee for 3 years. I have also been the liaison to the communication committee for 3 years & the golf committee for 6 years. I also donated my time to build the periscope that’s on the 5th hole of the golf course for the membership.

community it can be. I would like to continue to add my experience, work ethic, honesty & good common sense to continue to make The Hideout a pleasurable place to live and relax. I have always been a “go to “ kind of guy. I believe in addressing an issue & getting it resolved quickly. You don’t always have to have fancy initials after your name to know how to get something done. I’ve worked with budget’s, workers, & management my whole life & know I would continue to be an asset to our community. I try to get to the point without getting too long winded. I ask for the members who elected me in the past to give me their support again along with new members who have now bought homes in our community.

At Verizon I would typically work about 60-70 hours or more a week including Saturdays & Sundays. Since retiring 14 years ago, I had been able to get more involved with the happenings of our community. As I stated, I have been on the board for the past 6 years & want to continue to try & make this the best

If given the honor of again serving on the Board, I will continue lend my public service experience to help manage our budget, make critical personnel decisions, improve communications and public relations outreach. ■

Thank you for reading my letter. Lou Delli Santi. ■

2022 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Lou Delli Santi 1. What unique skills and abilities will you bring to the Board of Directors? How do you feel those skills and abilities will positively benefit the community going forward? Over the past 6 years of being on the board of directors we as a board have been working to improve the community to a degree of being a gold star community. Each board member brings his or her own skills & we put them together to improve our community. The skills I bring are the same skills I have been using for the past 6 years. There is so much that has been done that it’s daunting to list everything but here are just a few examples. My first year on the board I saw a potential tragedy imminent at the North mail box location. The school bus pick up was in the north pool parking lot. Because of limited parking at that location, parents (although not allowed) were

parking in the mail box parking lot to wait for the kids. Public safety is by the bus but they did not cover the mail parking lot. I have seen the kids running (unattended) through the mail lot while other residents were trying to drive into the lot to get their mail or trying to back out of a parking spot with the kids running behind them. Sooner or later a child was going to get hit by a car. I met with personal from Western Wayne school district to address this issue. Aspen Pointe was considered as a new location but had to go through Long Range Planning which would take years, so we decided to split the bus stop into 2 locations. Children living south of Hidden Lake Drive were to remain at the current location. Children living north of Hidden Lake Drive would be relocated to the parking lot to the left of the clubhouse. This has been working out great for the hideout, the parents & the kids. During my 2nd year I met with our G.M. & Maintenance manager to close in the

smoking deck at the clubhouse pub for the winter months. My plan was to have windows that open & close but due to cost it was changed to glass panels that came out for the summer. This would offer several benefits for members. Members using it would not be exposed to the freezing wind while using it. The cold wind would also not enter the pub & the heat we pay for would not be lost as much as if there were no enclosure. In 2019 I was asked to build the periscope that is on the 5th hole of our golf course & volunteered my time to do so & assist maintenance each year to take it down in the fall & put it up in the spring. I am presently working to enclose the recycling area for our employees who work there in the heat of the summer & the freezing cold in the winter keeping them out of the rain & snow. The 2020 Pandemic was a challenge all its own. I think most would like to forget that year ever happened. That was a very

difficult year for all the board members with all the new regulations coming from the Governor’s office weekly. Because of Covid, 2020 & 2021 was difficult getting anything done because the contractors we use for things like tennis court painting etc. had no employees to do any work. In closing I would just like to say that I will continue to bring my work ethic, good old common sense & my dedication to keeping the Hideout the best community it could be for all our membership. 2. Infrastructure, capabilities and amenities are often in competition for material resources. What are your priorities in terms of these areas, and how would you prioritize expenditures? Expenditures are always prioritized on a need to have basis. Not just an I want. There is a budget process & a budget committee which over sees expenditures. Some items are on a schedule for (continued on page 24) replacement


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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Lou Delli Santi (continued from page 23) such as vehicles & trucks. Each year the department managers bring to the budget committee their items needing replacement or purchase. It is then the budget committee responsibility to bring these to the board for review & approval. We evaluate each departments request, then decide on them. Sometimes items are approved & sometimes we ask if we can get one more year out of an item because another department desperately needs a new item. Imagine yourself wanting to replace your car but now your told you need a new roof. Do you just get the new car or do you wait one more year so you can have the roof replaced? This is the type of balancing act we face throughout the year. Then comes the issue for an expenditure for an unbudgeted item. This is an item that isn’t due for replacement for a year or more but suddenly breaks down. It could be anything from a vehicle, recreational equipment, a freezer etc. Sometimes if it’s not something critical and it’s due to be replaced in 6 months we can wait. If not, we approve the unbudgeted expense for

Edward Esposito

My name is Ed Esposito, and I am seeking your vote for a seat on the Board of Directors. I am happily married to my wife of 13 years and have two wonderful children. I have been coming to the Hideout since 2007 as a guest of my inlaws and fell in love with this community and all it has to offer. My wife and I made a decision when we ultimately purchased a second home in 2018 that we wanted to be in this community. I have been active in the Hideout community and utilize a large number of the amenities that we have. In 2021, I was honored to be selected as a member of the Long-Range Planning Committee and later voted Chairperson by my fellow committee members for 2022. I possess diverse public-sector and private-sector professional experience that I believe can greatly benefit the Hideout POA and our members as we maintain and continue to improve this great community. My intent is simple: I want to ensure that we manage our association utilizing a whole-community approach that is transparent, inclusive and sustainable – now, and for the future. Professional Experience I have been a full-time law enforcement officer for more than 22 years and hold the rank of Captain in one of the largest law enforcement agencies in New Jersey. The community I serve in this capacity is one of the most demographically diverse communities in the nation and is part of

it & adjust the next year’s budget for that department. It is always my intent to do what is the best thing for the community & the membership. 3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors, and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? The reason I am re-running for the board is to continue the work I have been doing to make this the best community it can be along with some ongoing improvements that are still in the works such as the new front gate proposal. A lot of effort has been put into this along with some others. One of my objectives is to get the cart paths repaved on our golf course. A bid went out last year to start replacing them one hole at a time, but because of the escalating cost of the asphalt the price was more than we had budgeted for. I would like to continue to work on getting something done to either repair or replace the paths. I have also been looking into replacing the golf carts possibly with Yamaha carts instead of

an international transportation hub. I am a Certified Public Manager and Certified Emergency Manager and have attended courses in the field of public administration on topics ranging from budgeting to leadership to managing volunteers. I have experience serving on boards and committees including labor unions, a multi-jurisdictional mitigation committee and a local emergency planning council. I have extensive planning experience that includes creating and updating emergency operations, mitigation, response, recovery and contingency action plans for public entities, non-profit organizations and critical infrastructure. As a grant writer, I have applied for and managed millions of dollars in grants that were awarded. I have managed special projects, including the construction of a new building, communications infrastructure (towers, WiFi, complex networks) improvements and capital equipment/vehicle acquisition. I have experience in purchasing that includes day-to-day requisitions of contract and non-contract services, writing bid specifications, writing requests for qualifications and writing requests for proposals. I have successfully negotiated long-term lease agreements that resulted in new annual revenue and managed circuit consolidation projects that reduced annual operating costs. My private-sector experience includes the operation of two privately held

the easy go which all the golfers know are not preforming well. A lot of members don’t golf so may not care about this but it’s a major amenity & has to be kept up just like the lakes & beaches, the pool’s, tennis courts, ski hill etc. There is something for everyone to enjoy in our community. In closing, for about 3 or 4 years the board (and 1 board member in particular) has been working with county commissioners, a state repressive, 911 services & cell tower companies to get a cell tower built withing The Hideout. We are presently under contract to have that done. I would sure like to still be on the board when we have our grand opening for the tower. 4. As a Board member, how would you help to improve transparency and communication with the membership? Are there individual issues that you as a member have felt are difficult to learn about, what are they, and what in your background would lead to success in working with your fellow Board members and the professional staff in improving transparency and

companies based in New Jersey that were established in 2016 and 2018. Both companies focus on the professional development of public safety professionals and volunteers. Through acquisition, efficient management and constant innovation, the companies now provide unparalleled in-person, online, digital and print educational services. I designed, developed and managed the creation of an online Learning Management System that integrates video, digital and audio files into one user friendly platform. This platform is used by personnel in more than 200 agencies throughout the NJ/NY metropolitan area. Why I want to Serve on the Board of Directors When I think of the Hideout, I think of how great this community is, how great the members are and how many possibilities we have. We as a community must sustain what we have while balancing the vision of the community as set forth in our covenants and bylaws. One community – endless possibilities! What does the HIDEOUT mean to me and why do I want to serve on the board? Home Innovation Dynamic Efficiency Onward Unity

communication? Again, for me, being on the board for 6 years I can assure everyone that we are being as transparent as we can. We give the membership information at our board meetings, in the hideabout, in the weekly flyers at the gate entrances & through e-mail blast. Unfortunately, when some members come to me asking why they weren’t informed about something I find out from them that they do not read the hideabout or are not signed up for the e-mail blast. So, ask me again what I will do to boost transparency? I would stress to all the membership to get more involved in the happenings around the hideout. Read the hideabout, go to meetings, sign up for e-mail blast & call specific departments with your question instead of asking on facebook where you don’t always get accurate information. The only matters the members do not get information about are items discussed in executive sessions such as legal issues, employee & manager discussion’s whether work related or personal, contract negotiations which do become public when they are finalized & other topics. ■

Transparency Home Although I do not live in the Hideout full-time, I still consider this community part of my home. I feel there needs to be a balance on the board to represent the interests of everyone who is a member. After all, if you are a member, the Hideout is your home regardless of how many days you spend here each year. To make this point, if you were to visit your parents after you moved out, wouldn’t you still consider it home? To me, a home is more than a house or location you own. The word home is our belief that we are comfortable, secure and welcome. One could say that they “feel” at home, but that is not the same as actually being home. If elected, I will work to ensure that all of our members feel that the Hideout is their home too. I would advocate for an evaluation of current activities, social events and amenities based on what our members desire. Common interests and hobbies among our members alone could spur new activities or revive existing activities. I would work with management and other board members to ensure that we have a variety of options for our entire community. (continued on page 25)


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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Edward Esposito (continued from page 24) so that we can be proactive. I feel that our community could be a leader in our Innovation region by placing quality high-speed I see innovation as our community’s WiFi throughout our amenities. I would method for introducing new ideas, plans, make this a priority and would look to methodologies, services and products. expand our WiFi capacity and capabilities Although every idea that exists may not throughout the entire community. I become a reality, I will work on a way to envision high-speed internet via WiFi ensure that the ideas of our members as another amenity that will set our can be submitted, reviewed and community apart from others. responded to. I will work to ensure that Efficiency we have our existing plans, methods and services reviewed to determine if any Efficiency is about making the best changes are needed. Just because we possible use of available resources and I will seek improvements with have been doing something for 50 years accountability. The amenities and does not mean it is the best way operate. services offered in our community are I feel that as our community changes, we need to be open to changing what is very important. While I will not support a offered in our community. reduction in services, I will seek solutions to make the operations more efficient. Dynamic I beleive that efficiency is critical to We need to be dynamic in our being able to sustain what we have and management style and I will be a improve what we have in the most fiscally strong advocate of this. In my opinion, responsible way. Any gains made by a continuous and productive approach making our community more efficient can to change must be on-going and be used to offset future increases to our consistent. We should not sit by and be dues or to improve our community. reactive or we will be stuck in time. I will Onward ensure that our management team is If elected, I will keep our community evaluating trends in technology, finance moving onward and toward a better and recreation along with other areas

condition or higher-level. I am very proud of our community as is, but I want to seek improvements that will ultimately have a positive impact on the value of our properties and homes. I will advocate for advancements that move our community forward as opposed to just maintaining the status quo. While there are certain things that we all cherish, proper maintenance and improvements are necessary over time to ensure we do not get stuck in time. Unity We are all members of the Hideout and we are all in this together. Being unified as a community is very important to me. I will work with the members of our community to strengthen partnerships or guide collaboration so that two opposing viewpoints result in one great solution. As a community we should not create boundaries or engage in actions that do not strengthen our partnerships or relationships, both internally and externally. As one of the largest communities in the area, I will also ensure that the board and management maintain great working relationships with the local, county, state

and federal organizations. Transparency Being transparent is critical to ensuring trust within any community. If elected, I will ensure the level of transparency between the community, the board and management is significantly increased. For example, I feel very strongly that the board meeting agendas should be posted and circulated to the membership in advance of a meeting. I also feel that the members should have an opportunity to speak on an item that will be voted on at a meeting, prior to the vote. I recognize that the board is elected to conduct business on behalf of the members. However, I strongly feel that members must have the opportunity to be heard in the appropriate forum. If elected, I will pursue better methods of communication between management and the community. I feel that knowledge is power, and that some information is available but not distributed. Ensuring the increase in exchange of appropriate information will further engage our members too. ■

2022 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Edward Esposito 1. What unique skills and abilities will you bring to the Board of Directors? How do you feel those skills and abilities will positively benefit the community going forward? I have more than 20 years of diverse public-sector and private-sector professional experience with a majority of it being in managerial and leadership positions. I have attended a variety of courses in the field of public administration on topics ranging from budgeting to leadership to managing volunteers. I am highly organized, have extensive planning experience and possess a wide-range of communications infrastructure and IT expertise. I would use my skills and abilities to analyze our operations to ensure they are run in the most efficient manner possible.

Robert Trombley

My name is Robert Trombley. I have been an owner here in the Hideout for 13 years now and have resided here on a full time basis at 1342 Woodhill Lane in the Hideout for the last four years. You may know me as “The Hideout Photographer” as I am the one who posts all of those photos of our beautiful community on the local Hideout Facebook Pages.

We can realize savings from reducing redundant tasks, monitoring trends in the use of our amenities and evaluating the needs of our members in comparison to what is currently available in within the Hideout. 2. Infrastructure, capabilities and amenities are often in competition for material resources. What are your priorities in terms of these areas, and how would you prioritize expenditures? I would approach this by balancing these priorities with the use of proper planning, analysis and the impact on the community. Any expenditures that could negatively affect the safety or health of our members, employees or visitors would receive the highest priority. 3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors, and which aspect of the Board interests you the most?

I have over 30 years of management experience as a United States Postmaster, and later in my career as the Marketing Manager for the USPS in the Triboro District which included the entire Retail Operations for Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. As the Postmaster of Manhasset, NY, I had almost 20 years experience running a

If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? I am interested in proactively preparing our community for the future. I want to make sure we have the best and most updated amenities possible. I also want to have our infrastructure evaluated and have a plan developed that will map out future capital improvements. Doing so will help us budget for large projects in the future. 4. As a Board member, how would you help to improve transparency and communication with the membership? Are there individual issues that you as a member have felt are difficult to learn about, what are they, and what in your background would lead to success in working with your fellow Board members and the professional staff in improving transparency and

mid-sized Post Office in all aspects of the mail delivery business. I was responsible for over 120 employees, a vehicle fleet of over 35 vehicles (large and small), and the day to day operation of an office with a five million dollar annual budget. Later in my career, I was promoted to Marketing Manager for the Triboro District of the United States Postal Service which

communication? As a member, I have had difficulty at times determining what items were up for consideration before the board or what projects were under consideration in advance of a final decision being made. To improve transparency, I would advocate for the meeting agendas to be circulated well in advance of each meeting and would ensure that attending via Zoom remains an option. I also want to pursue significant upgrades in the equipment that is used for virtual meetings as members struggle to effectively attend the meeting virtually. I also want to improve communication between the board and membership by allowing members to ask questions or make comments about an item on the agenda before the board votes on an item. This will also allow the board, management and the members to interact in a very transparent manner. ■

included responsibility for the entire Retail Operations of over 170 offices that generated an annual Retail

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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Robert Trombley (continued from page 25) 120 dwellings, and as a board member Revenue of over 175 million dollars. I was responsible for the oversight of a managing agent, expenditures and to In 1984, the apartment building that I help ensure that the by-laws were being was living in became a Cooperative, and adhered to. I served on the Board of Directors of Emily Towers, located at 35-10 150th St. in Flushing, NY. This Coop consisted of

So, as you can see, I’ve had a lifetime of management experience that I think

would prove beneficial to the board, and to my fellow Homeowners / Members. I think that I can make some valuable contributions towards helping to run a more efficient and fiscally sound organizational approach to the day to day operations of the Hideout. And that is

why I’m seeking to serve on the board. I have been married to my lovely wife Joanne for 44years. We have two wonderful children Dina (41) and Rob Jr. (37). We also have four grandchildren Isabella, Emma, Zoey, and Vincent. ■

2022 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Robert Trombley 1. What unique skills and abilities will you bring to the Board of Directors? How do you feel those skills and abilities will positively benefit the community going forward? I have over 30 years of management experience for the U.S. Postal Service, and have served as a U.S. Postmaster for 20 of those years. I have managed a mid size post office with over 120 employees and a five million dollar budget in the day to day operation of the facility. I have also served as the Marketing Manager for Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island with an annual revenue of over 175 million dollars. In addition, I served as a Public Affairs Officer for the USPS and was a major liaison with the national media during the Anthrax crisis, and have been the Public Affairs contact with all Congressmen, Senators and local political representatives in the NYC area. I’ve also served as a board member of a 120 unit Cooperative in NYC. So I’m very familiar with the management, fiduciary, and social skills that are necessary in running a community such as ours. 2. Infrastructure, capabilities and amenities are often in competition for material resources. What are your priorities in terms of these areas, and how would you prioritize expenditures? When it comes to infrastructure, it’s obvious that any event that will disrupt the day to day operation of the community

Carleen Swanson

My Fellow Community Members,

I moved here full time in November of 2020 and was a “Weekend Warrior” since 2016 coming up every weekend and any other time we could get the time to come up. Now that I am a full-time resident, I decided to run for a position on the board because I wanted to give back to the community and to be involved. My vision for the Hideout, is to see it evolve with the times, utilizing/enjoying our amenities to the fullest and find additional ways to update and improve them, and maintain our Hometown community spirit.

must take top priority . Maintenance, leaks, storm damage, road repairs, fallen trees, or any other critical event must have priority and be addressed. New infrastructure should be handled with long term planning. However, the short answer to this question is that our expenditures should be prioritized on the amenities that are the most important to the membership. And the way to discover which amenities those are, should be done through communication and data. Usage totals, surveys, open town halls, social media, etc. are all good ways to see where the membership’s interests are. However, I think that there is more we can do. I understand that an amenity is provided as a service to the membership. It’s not supposed to make a profit (per se), but should be subsidized by the POA to ensure its operation. I get that, but I truly believe we have to take a closer look at our amenities. What are our costs in running them, and what are our revenue returns. Our overhead costs should be covered when making that calculation. I realize that it’s an amenity and shouldn’t be making a profit, but our amenities shouldn’t be working at a loss either. I feel this issue must be looked at. Remember, if an amenity runs at a loss, it burdens the budget for the next year. 3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors, and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? I’ve been an owner here for thirteen years

During my career I was on the board of Directors on the local community organizations, representing the bank branches in the communities they were located in. With the Title company-. I held the position President and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (Long Island Chapter) I am prepared to give my undivided attention to this community, - this board. This is where my loyalty is. I feel my background lends itself to be a positive, creative addition to the board of Directors.

and a full time resident for the last four years. I love this community and all it has to offer. My wife and I have made many friends here, and there is no other place that we’d rather be in our retirement. We love the Hideout. That is why I constantly photograph and share it’s beauty. It is also why I’d like to take an active part in it’s governance. I’d like to be a part of the Hideout’s future planning, as well as helping to ensure that we maintain the standards that have made the Hideout the great community it already is. With the business and life experience that I have accrued throughout my career and lifetime, I’d like to offer my skills in a positive way to help improve and expand our amenities, and to improve the communication between the board and the membership. 4. As a Board member, how would you help to improve transparency and communication with the membership? Are there individual issues that you as a member have felt are difficult to learn about, what are they, and what in your background would lead to success in working with your fellow Board members and the professional staff in improving transparency and communication? In the 1980’s, I became a charter Board Member of a 120 dwelling apartment building that turned into a Cooperative in NYC. There were many communicative issues with our members then that I see today here in the Hideout. First of all, most folks fail to realize how important their vote is. You vote on candidates

that are going to represent you (and supposedly your best interests and concerns) on a Board of Directors. In accordance with the Covenants and the By-Laws these individuals make decisions for the entire membership. The problem arises when unpopular decisions have to be made. Members will flock to a Board Meeting with concerns (many of them for the first time) and become frustrated when they discover that the meetings are governed by Robert’s Rules of Order (Parliamentary Procedure that has been adopted by our nation since 1876 to help an assembly accomplish its work). You can’t speak when you want to, or ask questions unless it’s in the proper forum. This allows a meeting to move along and be productive. However, to me, it’s not very “user friendly”. I have proposed at every board meeting this last year, that the Board hold at least two or three “Town Hall Meetings” at which any issue can be raised, and any question can be asked. I would also ensure that the manager of every amenity be present in order to give the membership the most accurate response. Anything that cannot be answered will be researched, and that member will be provided with the information. I believe these meetings will help to clear the air and reduce the misinformation that is constant on social media. Furthermore, I would start an official interactive Hideout Information page that would field questions, and provide officially valid answers. This would be the way to be more transparent. ■

EXPIERENCE:

- building

My career of 35+ years has been in the financial world with management positions in banking and mortgage lending. The many years of being a banking branch manager and District sales manager, Service quality manager, gave me many years of experience:

expenses-

• Communication: dealing with Staff and customers on a daily basis. • Preparing and managing budgets, - total cost of running a branch and on a district level:

utilities, structure maintenance, equipment - supplies, - staffing, - customer service • Analyzing vendor proposals when bringing a new

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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Carleen Swanson (continued from page 26) The Mortgage lending experience as a product/service on board to choose the Loan officer, Sales manager and VP in best fit. the Title insurance brings to the table: • Staffing- both increasing it and working with shortages in staffing • Growth of business through sales efforts

Lisa McKenna

Hello Neighbors,

I would be honored to represent you all if elected to the Hideout Board of Directors. I have been part of this community since 1984 when my parents purchased their first home here. Since that time my brother has retired here as did I two years ago when I purchased my own home and became a full-time resident. Most recently my father has also moved here full-time so it is a family affair for sure. I could have moved many places in retirement but I chose the Hideout because I know what a fantastic community it is and I feel privileged to call it home. A little about me….. my background includes over 30 years working in the television and media industry. Over the years I have managed recording studios and worked with all major cable networks and news outlets, spent four years producing political media and the final 10 years of my career with Discovery Communications as Sr. Director of

• A well-rounded knowledge of the buying and selling processes • the ability to analyze a situation

required the ability to communicate well, whether pointing out the benefits of a product or service, or identifying improvements needed to keep our product- customer satisfied working through objections to a positive end. Communication is the Key!

attention to this community, - this board. This is where my loyalty is. I feel my background lends itself to be a positive, creative addition to the board of Directors. Sincerely, Carleen Swanson ■

The sales aspects of all these positions

I am prepared to give my undivided

Production Management. In this role I worked on the Discovery, Animal Planet, Science Channel, HGTV, TLC and Food Network brands. I managed a team of creative writers, producers, editors and audio engineers, interacted on a daily basis with executive level management, handled logistics for productions all over the world, produced live broadcasts and managed multiple budgets in the 10’s of millions of dollars.

Public Works committees and until my decision to run for the board was made I was also a member of the Nominating committee. Additionally I am very active within the community making use of many of the amenities regularly including the Rec Center, Clubhouse, Golf Course, Pickleball courts, lakes and beaches. This level of involvement affords me the opportunity to see and experience first hand how things are operating which I believe is not only an asset but a necessity as a board member.

business plan, multiple competitive quotes and an ROI calculation of 2 years or less 4. Inconsistent rules enforcement 5. Dues increases 6. STR controls

As a candidate I won’t make any campaign promises, a board member is one of seven so the only path forward is one of collaboration and compromise and anything achieved will be achieved together with the other board members. Instead I will share my areas of concern in no particular order:

The Hideout has grown by leaps and bounds recently and I do believe we need to create a roadmap to the future, one that is realistic, financially sound and viable. I hope I can be a part of creating that. I look forward to meeting many of you at the various candidate events and I thank you in advance for your support. Together we can keep the Hideout great! ■

My skill set includes creative problem solving, big picture thinking and an ability to work well with varied personalities. My experience in news, politics and live broadcast has also taught me to keep calm under pressure. I believe these skills will serve the community well should I earn your trust and your vote. Since moving to the Hideout full-time I have been heavily involved in the community. I attend board workshops and meeting regularly, am a current member of both the Long Term Planning and

1. Staff and board accountability 2. Staffing and employee training 3. Capital expenditures without a viable

2022 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Lisa McKenna 1. What unique skills and abilities will you bring to the Board of Directors? How do you feel those skills and abilities will positively benefit the community going forward? My background is in project and budget management, a skill set that would certainly benefit the community as it relates to expenditures and future development. My work experience has exposed me to all manner of personalities which I am adept at relating to and navigating. With this comes a thick skin, a necessity in any board position as I expect most decisions a board makes will not please 100% of the community 100% of the time. That said my only motivation in running for the board is the health and wellbeing of the community and that will be the lens through which I would make all my decisions. 2. Infrastructure, capabilities and amenities are often in competition for material resources. What are your priorities in terms of these

areas, and how would you prioritize expenditures? I would very much like to work with the board and community management on developing a road map to the future for the Hideout. I feel the community needs short, mid and long term goals that align with our budget and our growth. Shoring up our infrastructure is key and something that is well underway. However, we do need to parallel path additional development of our infrastructure, specifically our amenities. I feel it is paramount that we develop a plan to reduce overcrowding at our pools and beaches. The Hideout owns undeveloped property and I feel strongly that we need to investigate how we can utilize this property as a means of expansion. This will not happen overnight but a plan must be developed if it is to happen at all. Whatever direction is determined to be best it will have to be fiscally and environmentally responsible. 3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors, and which aspect of the Board interests you the most?

If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? My main interest in running for the board is my community. The people, the environment we live in, the overall health of our facilities and our finances. As previously mentioned, I would very much like to work with the other board members and community management to tackle our overcrowding issues, expand our amenities to whatever degree is possible and to create accountability at every level. 4. As a Board member, how would you help to improve transparency and communication with the membership? Are there individual issues that you as a member have felt are difficult to learn about, what are they, and what in your background would lead to success in working with your fellow Board members and the professional staff in improving transparency and communication? What first comes to mind is what I would define as a haphazard means of communication. There is a Hideout

official facebook page, but recreation and food and beverage have instagram accounts. I am signed up for email notifications but don’t always receive them. Additionally, folks have created their own hideout pages to share information but that information might not always be accurate resulting in the spread of false information. I feel the means of official communication needs to be better defined and simplified. Maybe it is worth investigating the cost of electronic signage at both the main and north gates to disseminate breaking news if you will. The ski hill is open, the golf course is closed, Private event at the clubhouse, no dinner service, Softball game 1pm today, POA closed due to electrical issue, Important information for all homeowners in this months Hideabout, please get your copy at the POA, etc., etc. Regarding transparency, the truth always works even if it is difficult news to share. We have to be willing to admit if we fail and tackle our shortcomings head on. ■


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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Lauren McNamee

My name is Lauren McNamee, and it’s my honor to be considered as a candidate for The Hideout Board of Directors. I have vast experience as a Human Resources leader across several Fortune 500 organizations in New York City. I’ve led complex major reorganizations through COVID, provided coaching to Executive Leadership to drive employee engagement and productivity, managed headcount and vendor budgets, and navigated countless challenging employee relations issues. So much of my career is focusing on how to create an environment where we have the right talent in the right places, making sure communication is clear and well thought out, and most importantly, making sure all employees feel seen and heard. I love what I do because I get to help people every day, while ultimately helping a business become more profitable. I’m

extremely passionate and driven in my field and believe that I can bring my skills and energy into supporting the Hideout community. My husband Ryan and I are college sweethearts and have been together for 13 years. We always had dreams of owning a home, but our careers are anchored to the NYC area (Ryan is a Police Officer), and it always seemed out of reach. Back in 2017, we had the opportunity to spend some time in the area, and we fell in love with the Hideout. After that visit, we did some research on homes here and realized we could make our dreams of homeownership a reality. After years of saving, we closed on our property in 2019. It needed a ton of work after years of neglect, and we spent a year and a half using every free minute to fix it up (much of it ourselves) and bring it back to life. Through this process we’ve

gotten to know our amazing community members as well many of our wonderful local business owners. We spend as much time here as we can, and we love bringing our families up with us! There’s nothing quite like seeing our nephews’ little faces light up when they see one of our resident bald eagles fly by, or when making that first summer s’more by the fire. While The Hideout is a fantastic community that I am so proud to be a part of, I believe that even the best places can continue to improve. If elected, I would collaborate with my fellow board members to evaluate and improve how our money is spent, and how we can ensure our community is getting the best value for their HOA fees. I would bring fresh ideas to the table for how we could evolve our amenities and policies into the future. Most importantly, I would work to bridge

communication gaps in the community to create more unity and understanding. Just like the work I’ve done throughout my career, I want to foster an environment where every member feels seen, heard, and respected because at the end of the day, despite our differences or disagreements, we all share a vested interest in the success of The Hideout. Sincerely, Lauren McNamee ■

2022 Board of Directors Election Newsletter Questions for Board Candidates Lauren Mcnamee 1. What unique skills and abilities will you bring to the Board of Directors? How do you feel those skills and abilities will positively benefit the community going forward? As an HR executive, I regularly take in unique and diverse perspectives from leaders and colleagues. I frequently have to take these into consideration while making decisions that benefit the greater whole. While being a listening ear of opposition, I am trained to have constructive conversations and create understanding with stakeholders who may have differing interests. I approach all conflicts or issues with a calm, rational, fact-based approach, and am relentless when it comes to delivering exceptional results. As an homeowner who joined the community within the past five years, I bring new ways of thinking that will help move The Hideout forward with homeowner retention and acquisition while making sure the integrity of the community stays intact. Additionally, I am organized, forwardthinking, observant, and genuinely care about the community I share with so many others who simply want the best for The Hideout. 2. Infrastructure, capabilities and

amenities are often in competition for material resources. What are your priorities in terms of these areas, and how would you prioritize expenditures? When balancing these different needs, I think it’s important to look at what is most urgent (needs attention now), what is moderately urgent (needs attention in next few years), and what is lower in priority (5+ years out). I would prioritize first and foremost based on safety and basic functionality of the community that is necessary (often the “unseen”, less glamourous things), followed closely by listening to our members and what is most important to them. You, as our homeowners, should feel you have a strong voice in the decisions being made with your HOA dues, and I intend to be a listening ear. 3. What interests you in running for the Board of Directors, and which aspect of the Board interests you the most? If elected, what main objective do you see yourself improving on for the community? There’s an opportunity to bring in new perspectives and diversity of thought that reflects the opinions of the greater community while also staying in line with what is truly best for The Hideout. Being a part of the Board is a way that I can interact with this community in a new way, while getting to be a significant part of it’s

sustainable future. In terms of the main objectives that I see myself contributing towards, I would leverage my ability to find the lowhanging fruit and make the most out of what we can do with our budget. I would start by taking a look at our amenities and identify opportunities to continue to expand them in ways that are low to no cost, but will make a substantial impact. For example, are there ways to leverage the already existing ski hill in the off seasons? Are there fresh takes on events that we could be doing to engage with some of our younger members? Are there partnerships with local businesses (beyond just the fairs) we can think about that would be mutually beneficial, like winery tours or furniture flipping classes? Additionally, we have heard time and time again that the population of the hideout has long outgrown the current amenities we have. There is a need to expand these amenities to better serve the larger community of today, and I would look to listen to the needs and desires of our members to begin building towards making these greater improvements happen. 4. As a Board member, how would you help to improve transparency and communication with the membership? Are there individual issues that you as a member have felt are difficult to learn about, what are they, and what

in your background would lead to success in working with your fellow Board members and the professional staff in improving transparency and communication? My career comes down to one very important factor: communication, always in all ways. While our community leaders work hard to provide communication through different channels, I think that we can always improve. We have a mix of homeowners that are here fulltime, while some are here seasonally, and some are here part-time. Some members prefer to receive mail, while others are exclusively online. I think more could be done to understand how our members best receive information and over-communicate so that the important information reaches everyone. I also think we need to evaluate our current tech equipment in board meetings, as many community members prefer to join over Zoom and there’s an opportunity to improve so that everyone, no matter how or where they are joining from, can clearly follow what’s happening. Above all, I think it’s important that all of our members have an understanding of the decisions being made with their hard-earned money and understand the rationale behind it. Over-communication is key! ■


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Running in the 2022 Board of Directors Election Kevin Kerns Kevin Kerns is from Delaware County, PA and has set roots in Lake Ariel, PA over the past few years. I am married to Renee Kerns, and we have three children (4,10,15). As a family and businessman, I value community as well as charitable endeavors. I have become an established businessperson and have been recognized worldwide for my work in the Emergency Medical Services specifically with my Life Safety company. Kevin has been a firefighter/EMT for the past 20 years and has also been a 911 dispatcher in addition to a few years with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as a Critical Care Liaison. I had grown up in a small neighborhood

row home with 5 brothers and have had to overcome much adversity in my life to become respected and successful. I am not perfect and have faults however I can openly admit when I make a mistake and even though we may not see eye to eye on one or more topics we will remain united that we want the Hideout to be a great place for our families. I am sure that if we get to know one another we can find more in common which will show you why I am your choice for Board of Director. In running for a board position my goal would be to improve safety programs, increase community engagement, ensure transparency from all board members and ensure financial stability for the POA and community members. It is my

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belief that when voting or engaging with community members that it is important to be transparent and I will always be that. I would also like to hear from the community on how they believe the community can be improved or if the status quo is acceptable. I understand that being in an elected position by the community that my role is to represent all members of the community not just a select few. I will ensure that all members have a voice which is expressively heard and considered by the board.

I received a wealth of knowledge in my time with the Goldman Sachs Business program, learning from famed entrepreneurs and professors from the Wharton School of Business at UPENN, Babson College and several others.

With my business background and proven leadership qualities in for profit and nonprofit entities I will use my knowledge and resources to assist our community in remaining fair, equitable and enjoyable.

Our community can do more and be more and with the vote of the community. Together we can make that happen through your voice and my vote! ■

HIDEOUT POA BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022 MEETING SCHEDULE DAY

DATE

DESCRIPTION

TIME

LOCATION

FRIDAY

JANUARY 14, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

JANUARY 22, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

MARCH 11, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

MARCH 19, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

MAY 6, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

MAY 14, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

JULY 22, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

JULY 30, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

AUGUST 12, 2022

2023 BUDGET REVIEW

9 AM

POA

SATURDAY

AUGUST 20, 2022

MEET THE CANDIDATES

9 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

REGULAR MEETING 2023 BUDGET COMMUNITY REVIEW 2023 BUDGET BOARD VOTE

9 AM

POA

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 7, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SUNDAY

OCTOBER 16, 2022

ANNUAL MEETING

10 AM

MAIN LODGE

FRIDAY

NOVEMBER 11, 2022

WORKSHOP MEETING

1 PM

POA

SATURDAY

NOVEMBER 19, 2022

REGULAR MEETING

9 AM

MAIN LODGE


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Mon 1-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Tues 2-Aug Resort Worlds Catskills Casino Bus Trip-Leaves NM Art Center 9:30am, departs casino at 5pm Tues 2-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person Wed 3-Aug Chair Yoga w/Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 3-Aug Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 3-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Wed 3-Aug Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 3-Aug Re-upholstery Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m, Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 3-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 4-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 4-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Thurs 4-Aug Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Fri 5-Aug Lake Swim, North Beach to Main Beach 6pm, BRIGHT Swim Cap (Weekly) Fri 5-Aug Youth Triathlon, 8am, Main Pool Fri 5-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 5-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm, North Rec Outdoor Courts, every Friday Fri 5-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Fri 5-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 5-Aug Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservations required 6p.m.-9p.m. Fri 5-Aug Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 6p.m.-9p.m. ages 13 yrs+, Reservations Required Fri 5-Aug PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT, 8:30am, ages 65+, ISC Sat 6-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 6-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat 6-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 6-Aug Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required, Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 6-Aug Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 1p.m.-4p.m. ages 13 yrs+ Reservations required Sat 6-Aug Wood-burning with John Bobcik 12yrs+, $20.00 per person Reservations required 1p.m.-3p.m. Sat 6-Aug PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT, 8:30am, Men & Women, ISC Sun 7-Aug PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT, 8:30am, Mixed Doubles, ISC Sun 7-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 7-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Mon 8-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Mon 8-Aug Kids Art Camp 2p.m.-4p.m. Ages 7yrs to 11yrs $65.00 per child per week Reservations required Tues 9-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 10-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 10-Aug Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 10-Aug Family Bingo, 6pm, ISC Wed 10-Aug Chair Yoga w/Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 10-Aug Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 10-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 11-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 11-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Thurs 4-Aug Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Fri 12-Aug Lake Swim, North Beach to Main Beach 6pm, BRIGHT Swim Cap (Weekly) Fri 12-Aug Adult Triathlon, 8am, North Beach Fri 12-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm, North Rec Outdoor Courts, every Friday Fri 12-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 12-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Fri 12-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 12-Aug Stained glass with Penny 6p.m.-9p.m. 13 yrs and up $20.00 pp RSVP Fri 12-Aug Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservations required 6p.m.-9p.m. Sat 13-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 13-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sat 13-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 13-Aug Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required, NMAC Sat 13-Aug Stained Glass with Penny1p.m.-4p.m 13 yrs and up $20.00 per person RSVP Sat 13-Aug Woodburning with John Bobcik 12yrs+, $20.00 per person Reservations required 1p.m.-3p.m. Sun 14-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Sun 14-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon 15-Aug Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 15-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly)

Tues 16-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person Wed 17-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Wed 17-Aug Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m. Wed 17-Aug Reupholstery Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m Wed 17-Aug Chair Yoga w/Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 17-Aug Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 17-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 18-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 18-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Thurs 18-Aug Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Thurs 18-Aug Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Fri 19-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Fri 19-Aug Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservations required 6p.m.-9p.m. Fri 19-Aug Stained Glass with Penny 13yrs and up $20.00 per person Reservations required 6p.m.-9p.m. Fri 19-Aug Lake Swim, North Beach to Main Beach 6pm, BRIGHT Swim Cap (Weekly) Fri 19-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm, North Rec Outdoor Courts, every Friday Fri 19-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 19-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Fri 19-Aug KAYAK RACE & PADDLE BOARD RACE, Main Beach to North Beach, 9am Sat 20-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Sat 20-Aug KidsArt Camp 1p.m.-3p.m. Ages 7yrs to 11yrs $65.00 per child per week Reservations required Sat 20-Aug Stained Glass with Penny 13yrs and up $20.00 per person Reservations required 1p.m.-4p.m. Sat 20-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 20-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 21-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 21-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Mon 22-Aug Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 22-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Tues 23-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person Wed 24-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Wed 24-Aug Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m. Wed 24-Aug Reupholstery Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m Wed 24-Aug Family Bingo, 6pm, ISC Wed 24-Aug Chair Yoga w/Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 24-Aug Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 24-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 25-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 25-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Thurs 25-Aug Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Thurs 25-Aug Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Fri 26-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m. Fri 26-Aug Stained Glass with Penny 13yrs and up $20.00 per person Reservations 6p.m-9p.m. Fri 26-Aug Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservations required 6p.m.-9p.m. Fri 26-Aug LAST DAY for Lake Swim, North Beach to Main Beach 6pm, BRIGHT Swim Cap (Weekly) Fri 26-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm, North Rec Outdoor Courts, every Friday Fri 26-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 26-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 27-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 27-Aug Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required Sat 27-Aug Stained Glass with Penny 13yrs and up $20.00 per person Reservations 1p.m-4p.m. Sat 27-Aug Paint n sip $20.00 per person BYOB and snacks 7p.m.-9p.m. Sat 27-Aug Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 27-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 28-Aug Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 28-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Mon 29-Aug Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 29-Aug Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Tues 30-Aug Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person Wed 31-Aug Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 31-Aug Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 31-Aug Chair Yoga w/Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 31-Aug Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 31-Aug Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP ■


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Thurs 1-Sep Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Thurs 1-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Thurs 1-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Fri 2-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 2-Sep Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservation required 6-9p.m. Fri 2-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 6p.m.-9p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations Required Fri 2-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) Fri 2-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 2-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 3-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 3-Sep Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required, Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 3-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 1p.m.-4p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations required Sat 3-Sep Woodburning with John Bobcik 12yrs and up $20.00 per person Reservations required 1p.m.-3p.m. Sat 3-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 3-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 4-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sun 4-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 4-Sep HORSESHOE Tournament 10am, OSC Sun 4-Sep VOLLEYBALL Tournament 11am, OSC Mon 5-Sep Labor Day Federal Holiday Mon 5-Sep Pools & Beaches Close for the Season at 7pm Mon 5-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Tues 6-Sep Resort Worlds Catskills Casino Bus Trip – Leaves NM Art Center 9:30am, departs casino at 5pm Tues 6-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 7-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 7-Sep Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., NM Art Center Wed 7-Sep Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner, 10:30-11:30am in the Aerobics Room, $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 7-Sep Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 7-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 8-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Thurs 8-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 8-Sep Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Fri 9-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 9-Sep Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservations required 6-9p.m. Fri 9-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 6p.m.-9p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations Required Fri 9-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 9-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 9-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 10-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 10-Sep Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required, Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 10-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 1p.m.-4p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations required Sat 10-Sep Woodburning with John Bobcik 12yrs and up $20.00 per person Reservations required 1p.m.-3p.m. Sat 10-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 10-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 11-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sun 11-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon 12-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Tues 13-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 14-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 14-Sep Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., NM Art Center Wed 14-Sep Reupholstery Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m, Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 14-Sep Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner, 10:30-11:30am in the Aerobics Room, $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 14-Sep Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 14-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 15-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center

Thurs 15-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 15-Sep Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Fri 16-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 16-Sep Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservations required 6-9p.m. Fri 16-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 6p.m.-9p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations Required Fri 16-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 16-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 16-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 17-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 17-Sep Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required, Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 17-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 1p.m.-4p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations required Sat 17-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 17-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 18-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sun 18-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon 19-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Tues 20-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 21-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 21-Sep Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., NM Art Center Wed 21-Sep Reupholstery Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m, Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 21-Sep Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner, 10:30-11:30am in the Aerobic Room, $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 21-Sep Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 21-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 22-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Thurs 22-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 22-Sep Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Fri 23-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 23-Sep Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservation required 6-9p.m. Fri 23-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 6p.m.-9p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations Required Fri 23-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 23-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 23-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 24-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 24-Sep Storytime ages 11:30a.m-12:30p.m. 2yrs to 6yrs Reservations required, Nubia Malkin Art Center Sat 24-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 1p.m.-4p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations required Sat 24-Sep Paint n Sip $20.00 per person 7p.m.-9p.m. BYOB and snacks Sat 24-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) Sat 24-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly) Sun 25-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Sun 25-Sep Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly) Mon 26-Sep Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly) Mon 26-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Tues 27-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Wed 28-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 28-Sep Basic Sewing Reservations required 11a.m.-1p.m., NM Art Center Wed 28-Sep Reupholstery Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m, Nubia Malkin Art Center Wed 28-Sep Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner, 10:30-11:30am in the Aerobics Room, $5 per person (Weekly) Wed 28-Sep Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly) Wed 28-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Thurs 29-Sep Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., Recreation Center Thurs 29-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Thurs 29-Sep Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP Fri 30-Sep Ceramics for all ages 11a.m.-5p.m., Nubia Malkin Art Center Fri 30-Sep Adult ceramic night BYOB 21 yrs and up Reservation required 6-9p.m. Fri 30-Sep Stained Glass with Penny $20.00 per person 6p.m.-9p.m. ages 13 yrs and up Reservations Required Fri 30-Sep Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person (Tues., Fri.) Fri 30-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly) Fri 30-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res. Required (Weekly) ■


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The Hideout 50th Anniversary Celebration! Two and one-half years ago, I created, with Board approval, a 50th Anniversary Committee and appointed Lisa Green, our Community Relations Manager, the Chairperson of the Committee. The Committee members were Rita Kinsella, Jean David, Bob Fezza, Ken Wenz, and Bill Rooney. Staff included Lisa Green, Joe Kozuch, Tina Corma, Al Lutzi, Dennis Polhamus, John Boandl, Fallon Valentin, Annemarie Rossitto, and Larry Frotten. John Hinton and Lucille Koehler were also members of the Committee but due, to medical reasons, had to withdraw from Committee responsibilities. Lisa Green was not only the Chairperson but also served as the Operations Lieutenant. The Committee met regularly, and Lisa took the minutes and kept us to the task at hand. Whatever had been agreed to, Lisa was the point person who pursued completion either by herself or by other Committee members. Bill Rooney has been a Hideout resident since the early 1970s and was our historian.

Enjoy a sampling of the pictures taken during the 50th Celebration. Look to see more in the September 2022 Hideabout!

Covid-19 seriously impacted our work, and there was a hiatus of Committee work to the point that we discussed via email eliminating this project. Nevertheless, we stayed the course and, when able to, began to again meet. My role was to offer assistance if needed and to create a working budget. The Committee did the rest. Our program was in three parts: 1) Golf Tournament on July 9th, 2) A wonderful Swimming Exhibition by our own Hideout Flyers swim team, a Hideout Community Picnic at the Ski Hill, Concert on the Hill (music by NOWHERE SLOW), and the Dinner Dance at the Main Lodge featuring Group du Jour, all on July 16th, and 3) on July 17th, a party at the Outdoor Sports Complex featuring music by Kartune, and an incredible performance by the Legends at the Main Lodge. With the exception of the Dinner Dance, the Committee provided food, soft drinks, and water for all activities at no cost to members. There was nothing but accolades for the food provided at the Dinner Dance and the Legends. Annemarie Rossitto and her Food & Beverage staff were outstanding. For each day, Mother Nature gave us terrific weather; all who attended these events thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The careful and extensive planning by the Committee was evident as you walked through the activities. No one complained about our 3-day program activities and it was a credit to the Committee for all of its hard work. Our theme was “The Hideout Gives Back to the Community”, and we collected food for local food banks, as well as many new school-age books. We also raised over $3100 in donations from our residents to help needy families. None of the above would have happened without the dedication, commitment, and caring from Committee members. There are not enough words to convey my deepest appreciation to the Committee for what they did for The Hideout and our extended community. THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE TO PERFECTION. Jerry Restaino ■

Thank you to Andrea Frotten, Arlene Kasper, Tammi Catropa-Polhamus, John Boandl, Terry O’Shea, Brandon Downs, and Lisa Green for contributing pictures to this collection.


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From The Pro Shop

By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

O

ur operating hours are MondayFriday from 8 am till 5 pm. Our Saturday, Sunday and Holiday hours are from 7am till 5pm. The 50th Anniversary Tournament was held on Saturday July 9th. We had 70 golfers.This was a 6 person captain and crew event with crazy pin placements and obstacles on the greens. A great time was had by all. The remaining July event is the fund raiser for the Lake Ariel Fire Department. This event was held on July 23rd. The club championships start on August 6th. The senior championships starts on August 13th. Contact the pro shop for additional information. The HDA tournament will be held on August 27th. We take reservations for tournaments 30 days prior to a tournament date. You can sign up as a single, two-some, and three some, or four-some. We also have 10 play cards for sale in the pro shop. You receive 10 green fees for the price of 9. In addition the cart fee card works the same way. You get 10 cart fees for the price of 9.

The Tuesday morning men’s league is in full swing, they started started on May 24th with a 9 am start. The Thursday night men’s league began on May 12th with a 5:30 start time they play for 17 weeks. Our clothing line for 2022 has finally arrived. We have some great items at great prices. We also have a large assortment of golf balls, clubs, and other accessories. Remember to follow the posted cart rules for the day. Cart path only on par three holes. Fix your ball marks, replace your divots on the course and rake the sand traps. We have a beautiful course. Let’s keep it that way. This year’s golf camp is back on track and will be held from August 1 thru August 5. Contact the pro shop for additional information. Remember you must arrange with the pro shop if you plan to walk the course after 5 pm. If you have a golf pass you need to call in. If you do not have a pass you must come in and pre pay for your round of golf. No carts after 5 pm. ■

Golf Tournament Calendar 2022

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1st round-Club Champ.

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Saturday 8/13/22

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By: John Martino HASG has finally gotten to play some golf! The golf club was “Rained out” for the first four weeks and we were thinking that the “Rain Gods” were cursing us. Our great course Superintendent-- Mike Klein actually had to close the course for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Thursdays. We have so much confidence in him and in his doing what is right for our golf course, we don’t even question him. But—the wait was worth it! All of our golfers finally got to play and what a great time we had! The sixth hole which only produced two birdies in my first two years, actually had 3 birdies on each of the first two Thursdays! The pot had to be split among 3 foursomes twice! But on the third week Lou Delli Santi prevailed and brought his foursome in first alone with a 16” distance from the hole. Our golf league is turning out to be fun beyond our wildest expectations. Everyone meets new people every week and our “Putting” contest had added a new dimension to the entire game. Everyone (Even the inexperienced golfers) says that they have a keen interest in each round because everyone has a chance even Dave Dimmick whose wife, Sue, always outputts him. But this year he is putting with a renewed vigor! I’ve written before about the HASG golf Club but do all of you know about the HASG organization? It is an “adult social group” which runs social events (besides golf) throughout the year. This summer Barbara Kelczewski, the president, arranged for a concert by Wade Prescott for her members, no charge. Wade is well-known in the area for local concerts but is most famous for playing Billy Joel on Broadway for 3 ½ years. Good Job Barbara! Also HASG will be running a Luau on August 23rd. Great Fun—all the time! Call or text me at 570 892-0545 or e-mail me at JAMartino414@gmail.com ■


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ENVIRONMENTAL PAGE From: Paul Matarazzo B.Env.Sc., Environmental Manager G

reetings,

As we move into the month of August, summer is coming to a close. In the blink of an eye nighttime temperatures will bring a chill, and we’ll be digging our sweatshirts out of the closet. This month our main focal point will be our ongoing Deer Management program via the USDA, and keeping an eye out for invasive plants on your property. Deer Management • The USDA has done a fantastic job in advising The Hideout, and taking action on how to manage a healthy deer population that can thrive, while not depleting forest resources beyond their capacity. As touched on earlier in the year, our deer population has been brought within a healthy carrying capacity for the Northeast Region. Up to 25 deer per square mile can be supported in most habitat throughout our locality, varying in specific situations dependent upon food, cover for the deer, and proximity to humans and development. • Now that The Hideout has reached a healthy population of whitetail deer, a cull will not be necessary this year. USDA surveys have shown that the current management strategy in place is successful, and allowed us to achieve a goal that seemed distant at the very best five years ago. Before the management strategy was put in place, the number of deer per square mile was nearly six times the healthy carrying capacity. It was not uncommon to see diseased, and starving deer within our community that did not have the resources to survive or maintain their health. - Stay on the lookout for William Wenner, USDA wildlife biologist, who oversees our deer management strategy to be giving a presentation in the coming months regarding deer management; and why it is vital to a healthy ecosystem. Invasive Plants • Invasive plants can be a detriment to native habitat health and prosperity. They not only compete for key nutrients allowing native plants to survive, but also compete for sunlight and space, which can entirely choke out, and eliminate native growth. • Some problemed invasive plants we deal with here in the Hideout are: • Japanese Barberry

- Barberry, while formerly sold as an ornamental plant, has been added to the noxious weed list in Pennsylvania, and can

attractive in appearance and boasting dull red leaves come fall, Japanese Barberry should be removed when seen. It has the ability to take over an area, and grow so dense that native species cannot compete for nutrients or sunlight. • Asian Wisteria

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

Ursus Americanus • Black bears are plentiful in Northeast Pennsylvania, with neighboring Pike County boasting some of the largest black bears in the world. While these creatures may seem intimidating due to their size, they are truly docile animals. Black bear attacks are very rare, and they are safe to have around as long as keeping your distance from wild animals is practiced, and the feeding of bears does not occur. When wild animals are fed, they lose their fear of humans, which in many cases can result in unnecessary encounters that may result in injury.

- Asian Wisteria, another common ornamental plant that can be attractive in appearance with flowers of varying shades of blue, pink, and purple; grows extremely aggressively, and can have vines exceeding 70 feet in length. It is important to avoid planting this, and remove it when seen occurring on your property due to its ability • As suggested in the Latin name “Ursus to choke out native trees in a short amount Americanus”, it stands for American bear. The black bear is the only bear that of time. resides in Pennsylvania, but contrary to • Stilt Grass the name, they come in shades of brown as well. These bears are commonly referred to as cinnamon bears, which are a subspecies of black bear sporting (as suggested), cinnamon colored fur. Cinnamon bears are very rare in Pennsylvania, and estimated to makeup less than one percent of the black bear population within the state. In the western states, cinnamon bears are much more common. Cinnamon bears are the - Stilt grass is a plant of Japanese smallest species of bear in the United descent that grows rapidly, and in large States. patches. It is tolerant to many habitat conditions, allowing it often to grow more rapidly than native plants, out competing them for limited resources. Once again it is important to control this plant, and remove it as it is discovered. Unlike the two aforementioned invasives, Stilt Grass is not attractive in appearance, and resembles a vibrant green weed sporting oval shaped leaves. • Black bears vary greatly in size, with • Our very own Cathy Long, Penn State the average bear weighing 200 pounds, Master Gardener, will be giving a presenta- black bears on the larger side can weigh tion in the coming months regarding in excess of 600 pounds. While extremely invasive plants, and how detrimental they rare, black bears have been recorded can be to native habitat in The Hideout. weighing almost 900 pounds in Northeast Watch Hideout email blasts, and Facebook Pennsylvania. Males are generally quite a posts for the date of the presentation. bit heavier than their female counterparts, female bears are referred to as “sows”, Sources: while the males are known as “boars”. • https://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2018/07/tick-harboring_japanese_barber.html Black bears unlike our local whitetail deer, • https://www.lockhaven.com/news/health-and-home/2020/07/choosing-wisteria-wisely/ have a long lifespan comparatively. Black • https://www.invasivespeciesinfo.gov/terrestrial/plants/japanesebears in the wild have been recorded stiltgras • https://www.invasive.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=2308028 ■

living up to 25 years in age. This may not sound like a lot when thinking of a typical human’s lifespan, but many wild animal species have life expectancies well below 5 years of age. • Breeding season for black bears in the commonwealth takes place between early-June, and mid-July. At this time the males are generally very aggressive towards each other while in search of a mating partner. The gestation period is approximately 6 months in length, which has bear cubs being born throughout January while bears are hibernating within their dens for the winter. Bear cubs are born blind, and toothless. When born, they appear pink in color due to their newborn hairs being very short and fine, exposing their bare skin. These cubs are generally reaching the 10-pound mark by the time they are ready to emerge during the month of April. Cubs will remain with their mother for approximately a year and a half when she is ready to breed again. After this period of time the family group will disband, and the breeding cycle will start over. • The diet of black bears varies greatly over the course of a year, due to their high adaptability to survive. Black bears are omnivorous and feed on a wide variety of plants, fruits, berries, nuts, and many other forms of forage found in the forest. Bears will also feed on young whitetail deer fawns if given the opportunity, and other small mammals. It is also not unheard of to see a bear claiming a roadkill animal as an easy source of nutrients. • While we are very lucky to have such a beautiful animal living in our backyards, sometimes literally; it is best to observe and enjoy them from a distance. Do not feed black bears, no matter how tempting it may be. Always ensure trash can lids are secured firmly to discourage bears from rummaging through table scraps and other food items that may be inside. Lastly, the best way to protect this resource, is in most cases to leave them be, and let wild animals be wild. Sources: • https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeSpecies/BlackBear/Pages/ LivingwithBlackBears.aspx#:~:text=Ursus%20americanus%20is%20 the%20black,bears%20living%20in%20the%20commonwealth. • https://seaworld.org/animals/facts/mammals/cinnamon-bear/ • https://www.wgal.com/article/pennsylvania-bear-hunting-season2021-biggest-bear/38959179#

Photo Sources: • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon_bear • https://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2018/05/bears_in_ pennsylvania_everythi.html


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of Jun 30, 2022 MONTH ACTUAL NON AMENITY INCOME: DUES REVENUE BAD DEBT EXPENSE LATE CHARGES ADMIN/RESALE FEES

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

PRIOR YR ('21) ACTUAL

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

YTD ACTUAL

478,993 (19,443) 3,593 -

478,993 (19,442) 2,500 833

(1) 1,093 (833)

0.0% 0.0% 43.7%

440,625 (14,688) 6,497 780

2,907,488 (116,655) 36,212 -

2,873,958 (116,658) 6,500 4,998

33,530 3 29,712 (4,998)

463,143

462,884

259

0.1%

433,214

2,827,045

2,768,798

58,247

694 25

1,250 167

(556) (142)

-44.5% -85.0%

392 25

1,769 148

7,500 1,002

463,862

464,301

(439)

-0.1%

433,631

2,828,962

2,777,300

10,242 1,270 17,990 11,304 11,334 24,765 2,104 160 3,785 99,517 22,235 80,408 5,725 15,769

9,884 2,125 26,294 20,500 16,746 34,250 1,630 819 396 3,666 37,245 15,188 51,595 1,250 10,000 20,158

358 (855) (8,304) (9,196) (5,412) (9,485) 474 (819) (236) 119 62,272 7,047 28,813 (1,250) (4,275) (4,389)

3.6% -40.2% -31.6% -44.9% -32.3% -27.7% 29.1% -100.0% -59.6% 3.2% 167.2% 46.4% 55.8% -100.0% -42.8% -21.8%

13,090 1,412 23,881 16,153 12,692 31,336 2,298 720 8,330 76,499 17,979 55,416 752 9,303 19,949

48,048 15,665 72,879 150,655 71,663 78,753 80,543 12,171 191 2,320 28,835 378,963 104,837 361,726 806 40,538 60,436

59,307 12,750 81,619 71,588 26,500 86,574 70,850 9,780 4,914 2,376 22,002 230,480 91,128 309,580 7,500 37,000 120,952

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

306,608

251,746

54,862

21.8%

289,810

1,509,029

TOTAL INCOME

770,470

716,047

54,423

7.6%

723,441

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

131,609 1,050 15,925 5,364 30,561 48,355 16,319 37,863 9,558 162,298 619 38,948 152,490 14,612 107,762 691 12,246 29,512

124,741 1,141 18,233 4,552 15,608 39,217 8,944 24,951 6,373 145,498 926 35,183 129,654 14,865 77,625 833 11,014 26,892

(6,868) 91 2,308 (812) (14,953) (9,138) (7,375) (12,912) (3,185) (16,800) 307 (3,765) (22,836) 253 (30,137) 142 (1,232) (2,620)

-5.5% 8.0% 12.7% -17.8% -95.8% -23.3% -82.5% -51.7% -50.0% -11.5% 33.2% -10.7% -17.6% 1.7% -38.8% 17.0% -11.2% -9.7%

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

815,782

686,250

(129,532)

5,971

5,833

821,753

NET DUES RELATED INCOME

1.2% 0.0% 457.1%

PRIOR YR ('21) ACTUAL 2,650,239 (88,125) 14,856 1,820

2.1%

2,578,790

-76.4% -85.2%

1,077 148

1.9%

2,580,015

(11,259) 2,915 (8,740) 79,067 45,163 (7,821) 9,693 2,391 (4,723) (56) 6,833 148,483 13,709 52,146 (6,694) 3,538 (60,516)

-19.0% 22.9% -10.7% 110.4% 170.4% -9.0% 13.7% 24.4% -96.1% -2.4% 31.1% 64.4% 15.0% 16.8% -89.3% 9.6% -50.0%

81,136 12,512 69,249 126,461 72,945 67,528 94,611 11,642 6,710 2,875 29,065 324,207 93,448 305,893 1,974 39,370 21,431

1,244,900

264,129

21.2%

1,361,057

4,337,991

4,022,200

315,791

7.9%

3,941,072

113,229 1,211 19,023 6,428 29,086 30,782 17,390 31,910 8,226 143,844 517 35,739 115,083 13,505 76,053 (21) 9,585 22,797

724,452 7,420 188,632 29,073 44,411 230,683 43,134 147,430 50,048 1,041,848 6,350 122,308 919,183 79,827 571,322 2,107 60,563 136,097

748,446 6,844 165,076 27,310 93,654 235,287 53,658 149,701 38,241 872,979 5,558 211,095 777,898 89,179 465,732 5,002 66,088 161,327

23,994 (576) (23,556) (1,763) 49,243 4,604 10,524 2,271 (11,807) (168,869) (792) 88,787 (141,285) 9,352 (105,590) 2,895 5,525 25,230

3.2% -8.4% -14.3% -6.5% 52.6% 2.0% 19.6% 1.5% -30.9% -19.3% -14.2% 42.1% -18.2% 10.5% -22.7% 57.9% 8.4% 15.6%

647,799 6,498 175,208 20,571 51,330 195,494 44,903 134,986 38,758 871,361 4,615 168,516 738,323 73,624 429,941 1,450 67,632 116,540

-18.9%

674,387

4,404,888

4,173,075

(231,813)

-5.6%

3,787,549

(138)

-2.4%

47

20,232

35,002

14,770

42.2%

1,088

692,083

(129,670)

-18.7%

674,434

4,425,120

4,208,077

(217,043)

-5.2%

3,788,637

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (51,283)

23,964

(75,247)

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 90,900

129 90,900

(142,312)

(67,065)

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

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(75,247)

0.0% 0.0% -112.2%

49,007

(87,129)

(185,877)

129 90,000

776 545,400

777 545,400

(41,122)

(633,305)

(732,054)

MONTH ACTUAL PUBLIC SAFETY LAUREL PARK SKI HILL MARINA POOLS & BEACHES RECREATION COMPLEX GOLF GOLF MAINTENANCE ARTS & CRAFTS MAINTENANCE LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL WOODSHOP ADMINISTRATION COMMUNITY RELATIONS CLUBHOUSE TAB MASTER SNACK BARS LODGE/TIKI

BUDGET

(5,731) (854) 51,662

98,748 1 -

0.1% 0.0%

776 540,000

98,749

13.5%

(388,341)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

(121,367) 220 (15,925) 12,626 (19,257) (37,021) 8,446 (37,863) (7,454) (162,298) (35,163) (459) (52,973) 7,623 (27,354) (691) (6,521) (13,743)

(114,857) 984 (18,233) 21,742 4,892 (22,471) 25,306 (24,951) (4,743) (144,679) (31,517) (530) (92,409) 323 (26,030) 417 (1,014) (6,734)

(6,510) (764) 2,308 (9,116) (24,149) (14,550) (16,860) (12,912) (2,711) (17,619) (3,646) 71 39,436 7,300 (1,324) (1,108) (5,507) (7,009)

48,048 15,665 72,879 150,655 71,663 78,753 80,543 12,171 191 28,835 2,320 378,963 104,837 361,726 806 40,538 60,436

724,452 7,420 188,632 29,073 44,411 230,683 43,134 147,430 50,048 1,041,848 122,308 6,350 919,183 79,827 571,322 2,107 60,563 136,097

(676,404) 8,245 (115,753) 121,582 27,252 (151,930) 37,409 (147,430) (37,877) (1,041,657) (93,473) (4,030) (540,220) 25,010 (209,596) (1,301) (20,025) (75,661)

(689,139) 5,906 (83,457) 44,278 (67,154) (148,713) 17,192 (149,701) (28,461) (868,065) (189,093) (3,182) (547,418) 1,949 (156,152) 2,498 (29,088) (40,375)

(509,174)

(434,504)

(74,670)

1,509,029

4,404,888

(2,895,859)

(2,928,175)

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

152,435

VARIANCE FAV (UNF) 12,735 2,339 (32,296) 77,304 94,406 (3,217) 20,217 2,271 (9,416) (173,592) 95,620 (848) 7,198 23,061 (53,444) (3,799) 9,063 (35,286) 32,316

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(566,663) 6,014 (105,959) 105,890 21,615 (127,966) 49,708 (134,986) (27,116) (864,651) (139,451) (1,740) (414,116) 19,824 (124,048) 524 (28,262) (95,109)

(109,741) 2,231 (9,794) 15,692 5,637 (23,964) (12,299) (12,444) (10,761) (177,006) 45,978 (2,290) (126,104) 5,186 (85,548) (1,825) 8,237 19,448

(2,426,492)

(469,367)


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ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: Jun 30, 2022

AUGUST 2022 • 51 THE HIDEOUT POA, INC. ACCRUAL BASIS - OPERATING FUND OPERATING FUNDS (MONTH) MONTH MONTH VARIANCE % ACTUAL BUDGET FAV (UNF) FAV (UNF)

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

463,862 A

464,301 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

306,608

251,746

770,470

716,047

821,753

692,083

(129,670)

23,964

(75,247)

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

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: Jun 30, 2022

(51,283) 91,029 (142,312)

YTD ACTUAL

2,777,300 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,509,029

289,810

54,423

7.6%

723,441

-18.7%

674,434 49,007

(75,247)

0.0%

90,129

-112.2%

(41,122)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL 2,580,015

1,244,900

264,129

21.2%

1,361,057

4,337,991

4,022,200

315,791

7.9%

3,941,072

4,425,120

4,208,077

(217,043)

-5.2%

3,788,637

(185,877)

DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES

546,176

546,177

(633,305)

(732,054)

AS OF Jun 30, 2022

21.8%

1.9%

(87,129)

CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

54,862

51,662

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION

NET INCOME (LOSS)

433,631

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

2,828,962 A

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE

-0.1%

91,029 (67,065)

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

TOTAL INCOME

(439)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

ADJUSTED FORECAST

98,748

152,435

1 98,749

C

0.0%

540,776

13.5%

(388,341)

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

5,560,100

5,556,600

3,500

0.06%

5,221,735

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,750,145 D

2,544,986

205,159

8.06%

2,748,951

8,310,245

8,101,586

208,659

2.58%

7,970,686

8,623,028 D

8,365,032

(257,996)

-3.08%

8,035,848

(49,337)

-19%

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

(312,783)

(263,446)

1,092,351

1,092,351

(1,405,134)

(1,355,797)

0.0% (49,337) E

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 2022 Actual Dues Billings less Allowance for Bad Debt. C: Current Year to Date Surplus (Deficit) 2022. D: 2022 Forecast projection based upon actual results achieved through Apr 2022 with budgeted amounts for May-Dec. E: Forecasted Surplus (Deficit) for 2022 Forecast Adjustments 1. Ski Hill revenue adjusted down by $13.7k from budget due to poor weather season 2. Marina revenue adjusted down by $60k to align with budget 3. Remaining monthly budget reviewed for all Amenity operations and adjusted to conform with budget Budget Variances 1. Ski Hill Rev-projecting unfavorable to budget for year by $22k; expenses are $23.5k higher than budget due to extensive repairs 2. Maintenance rev down by $4.7K due to change in bulk garbage charges; expenses up by $168.9 due to unanticipated repairs and overtime 3. Administration revenue is up by $148k which offsets $141k overage on expenses 4. Clubhouse rev up by $52k; expenses up by $105.5k due to higher food costs and unanticipated repairs 5. Lodge/Tiki Bar revenue down by $60.5k; expenses are under budget by $25.2k 4. All other amenities on track with budget

(65,162) 1,072,981 (1,138,143)


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THE HIDEOUT P.O.A. 2022 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES - AS OF Jun 30, 2022 DEPT.

DESCRIPTION

Public Safety Replace patrol unit 103 Public Safety Amenity CCTV Cameras Public Safety Patrol Vehicle Equipment Organizers Public Safety ABDI RFID Readers & Tags Ski Hill *Ski Hill Renovations (carryover from 2021) Ski Hill Annual Ski and Snowboard Replacements Ski Hill Three Snowmakers Pools & Beaches Main Beach Revitalization Pools & Beaches North Beach Revitalization Pools & Beaches Kiddie Pool Repair Recreation Replace free weights in fitness center Recreation Infield mix & softball field repair Recreation Replace Elliptical Recreation Three Pickelball Courts in parking lot behind rec Recreation Pickelball Machine Recreation Bike share program w/ 6-8 bikes Art Center Art Center Roof (repair/replace) Golf Maintenance *Golf Cart Path Repair (carryover from 2021) Golf Maintenance Foley 633 Accu-Master Spin/Gauge/relief Reel Grinder Golf Maintenance *Jacobsen Greensking Mower (carryover from 2021) Facilities Maintenance Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (10 of 10) Facilities Maintenance Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph I (8 of 10) Facilities Maintenance Road Paving - Large Projects Facilities Maintenance Stormwater Maintenance Allocation (Various Jobs) Facilities Maintenance Vegetation management/tree removal Facilities Maintenance Salt Spreader replacement (4) Facilities Maintenance Vehicle Replacement Facilities Maintenance UTV Vehicle Woodworkers-chg to Art Woodworkers roof replacement-Chg to Art Center Siding Lakes & Environmental Dam Safety & Maintenance Lakes & Environmental Install 4 new Floating Wetlands (Islands at Deerfield) Lakes & Environmental Vegetation Survey (SAV Update) Lakes & Environmental Weir Replacement for monitoring downstream flow Lakes & Environmental Deerfield Air Cabinet #2 Compressor replacement Administration *Front Gate Project Administration *POA Upstairs Expansion (carryover from 2021) Administration Update IT Servers with associated software Administration Computer inventory replacement & upgrades Administration Sophos Anti-virus upgrade server & workstations Administration Sophos Firewall & support (1 year) Administration Fireproof File Cabinets (5) Administration ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus Enterprise/Ccleaner Clubhouse 10 Burner Propane stove/oven Clubhouse Chest Freezer Clubhouse Conveyor Dishwasher Clubhouse Flat top grill Clubhouse Rotating glass washer for bar Clubhouse Two ban marie coolers Clubhouse Booth seating for dining room Snack bar/ski hill Replacement flat top grill Snack bar/ski hill Fryer Snack bar/ski hill Single door reach-in refrigerator Snack bar/ski hill Green wire locking cage for dry storage Snack bar/ski hill Ice machine Lodge Main Lodge roof replacement Tiki *Tiki Bar Renovation (carry over from 2021) Tiki Tiki Bar Renovation - phase 2 Snack bar/main lodge Ban Maire Cooler Unbudgeted Projects Unbudgeted Projects **Facilities Maintenance Tire Machine & Balancer **Lakes & Environmental Boat Ramp/New Concrete Pad **Facilities Maintenance Challenger Post Lift **Administration Two Dell Laptops

Budget Project

NEW

CAPITAL

Numbers

CAPITAL

RESERVE

10-50 10-51 10-52 10-53 12-42 12-50 12-51 15-50 15-51 15-52 16-50 16-51 16-52 16-53 16-54 16-55 18-50 19-41 19-51 19-44 30-50 30-50 30-51 30-52 30-53 30-54 30-55 30-56 33-50 35-50 35-51 35-52 35-53 35-54 40-10 40-30 40-50 40-51 40-52 40-53 40-54 40-55 60-50 60-51 60-52 60-53 60-54 60-55 60-56 70-50 70-51 70-52 70-53 70-54 80-50 80-41 80-50 91-50

3,500 45,000 52,459

22,000 2,500 9,000

30,000

14,500 10,000 21,798 -

10,000 5,000

2,500 1,700 600 2,000 20,000

New Cap

58,000 15,000

2,621 15,000 72,000 15,000 15,000 38,000 4,000 6,000 4,000

40,000 40,000 46,000 200,000 200,000 100,000 100,000 50,000 24,000 50,000 35,000 50,000 32,000 8,750 5,000 6,000 200,000

Under (Over)

Spent to date Cap Res 44,023 1,994

34,979

2,459 69,000 9,600 13,990

5,124 2,597 3,604 21,600

29,182

24,803 57,981 19,229

29,200

1,236

8,318

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

73,486 2,224

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

1,038 700

2,828

4,574 8,669

3,500 1,000

100,000 104,000 50,000 4,200 70,000

63,700 7,718

6,841 2,500

New Cap 3,500 45,000 17,480 22,000 (97) 5,396 818 14,500 8,764 21,798 10,000 5,000 2,500 1,700 600 2,000 20,000 (6,841) -

18,690 2,819

Cap Res 13,977 13,006 162 15,000 3,000 5,400 1,010 38,000 4,000 6,000 (1,124) 18,400 40,000 46,000 200,000 200,000 75,197 42,019 30,771 24,000 50,000 5,800 50,000 32,000 8,750 5,000 6,000 191,682 (8,486) 7,776 8,500 272 3,562 11,000 3,500 (574) (269) 3,500 1,000 36,300 96,282 50,000 4,200 70,000 (2,500) (18,690) (2,819)

SUBTOTAL of EXPENDITURES PLANNED - New Capital & Capital Reserves GRAND TOTAL

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

252,557 2,135,428

1,882,871

99,949 574,705

474,756

174,117 1,560,723

1,386,606


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HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF Jun 30, 2022

ANNUAL ASSESSMENT CAPITAL RESERVE NEW CAPITAL TOTAL DUES BILLED

2022 BILLING 5,747,910 1,327,900 132,790

79.737% 18.421% 1.842%

Billed 3794 1,515 350 35

7,208,600

100.00%

1,900

AMOUNT COLLECTED JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH

APRIL MAY JUNE

%

2022 # LOTS PAID IN FULL

% OF $ PAID

946,045 * 1,331,898 3,384,751

492 * 687 1,791

1st Quarter 2021

5,662,694

2,970

78.55%

2nd Quarter 2020

697,617 208,807 187,497 1,093,921

366 105 83 554

9.7% 2.9% 2.6% 15.18%

6,756,615

3,524

93.73%

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

Budget 3640

13.1% 18.5% 47.0%

YTD Dues Analysis: $6,756,616 collected through Jun 30, 2022; *Total includes member accounts that prepaid in full and credits toward 2022 dues from 2021 in the amount of $128,874

Current Projection YEAR END CURRENT DUES COLLECTIONS

2022 Actual Year End Dues Collections COLLECTION BUDGET 3640 3640 PROJECTION 6,916,000

6,916,000

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

145,297

80,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

65,297

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

% of $ Budgeted 182%

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


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A U G U S T 2 0 2 2 H I D E A B O U T N E W S PA P E R - S E C T I O N 3 What is Tanka Poetry? By: Mark Darlow

What is Tanka Poetry? The tanka is a thirty-one-syllable poem, traditionally written in a single unbroken line. A form of waka, Japanese song or verse, tanka translates as “short song,” and is better known in its five-line, 5/7/5/7/7 syllable count form. It is said that Haiku Poetry is derived from the Tanka. Haiku is a threeline, 5/7/5 syllable count. In either of the poems, rhyming is allowed though not necessary. What is an example of Tanka Poetry? Tanka poems featured prominently in pinnacles of Japanese literature, such as The Tale of Genji (sometimes claimed as the first novel of all time) and the Man’yōshū (a collection of Japanese poems from the Nara period). How do you write a Tanka Poem? Tanka poems follow a set of rules. They all have five lines, and each line follows a pattern: the first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, the third line has five syllables, the fourth line has seven syllables, and the fifth line has seven syllables. THE HIDEOUT The Hideout is a place Where friends and family mingle It has lakes and parks For children to swim and play There’s no place like the Hideout WOLRAD/2022 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.

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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.

August 2022 Employment Anniversaries Congratulations on your accomplishment! Happy Anniversary & Many Thanks!

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

NAME Gabrielle Velez

DEPARTMENT Public Safety

YEARS 1

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Public Safety

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Maintenance

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Maintenance

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Maintenance

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Maintenance

2

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Maintenance

2

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POA

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COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Wildlife and Forestry Committee Meeting Minutes - June 9, 2022

Committee: Present- Cathy Long, Joseph Piotrowski, Kathy Carpenter, Fred Sakacs, Jill Metschulat, Paul Matarazzo AbsentExcusedStaff/Board Liaison-Rick Yocum Guests-Richard Long: new applicant, Alex Grohl: possible applicant Start Time: 11:03 Pledge of Allegiance Motion to approve the May 11, 2022 Minutes: Approved by Kathy C, seconded by Fred. Old Business: 1. Tree give away: went well, 80 trees were given away. Maybe hold another give away in the fall using a local company with bigger seedlings. 2. Nature Trail Dedication/report: Dedication of bench was held on June 11 at 11 am. Signs with animal tracks are available from Lark Label at 42.00/sign. Suggest we add signs that signify a wet area, ID native trees and “don’t plant this” for invasive species. 3. National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat: Look into designating the golf course as a habitat 4. Composter: Add signage of what can and cannot go into composter. Bigger “do not add” signs needed. Ann Marie of the clubhouse will help out and add food scraps. The composter outside of garden fence will be placed inside. 5. Report regarding alternative deer population survey: Per Pauls research, a drone survey would be more accurate, he is researching cost. Fred supplied the committee with the synopsis of USDA deer

survey. Fred questions the accuracy. The program has been successful but data is unclear. There will be no cull this year. 11 DMAP permits were issued for the Miller road property. Alex asked how hunting occurs on the Miller road property, Fred and Paul explained the boundaries and that only one person at a time is allowed to hunt that area. New Business: Laura Rusnak has resigned for personal reasons. Discuss Alex’ application for committee. Tabled: Standing Items: 1. Spotted Lanternfly: Sign change soon, no sightings here. 2. Goose Management: Addle next year. 3. Deer Birth Controll: 4. Pharagmites: Last spray made a difference, will spray in the Fall. 5. Nuisance Animals: Pocono Pest doing a great job, removed 11 groundhogs from the garden/compost area, can remove 3 from the golf course. Paul was informed that the beaver at deerfield lake can indeed be trapped. 6. Spongy Moth: 7. Feral Cats: Kathy saw a litter on roaming wood court, will give Paul the location. 8. Native Vegetation area/DeerEZ: Questions & Comments : Roamingwood Park garden needs weeding! Monday the 20th at 10:00, please help. Motion to adjourn made by Joe, seconded by Fred. End time 12:08 ■

Pictured are: Laura Hinton, Judy Britton, and Lyle Britton The HASG held the annual Ice Cream Social during their July 11th membership meeting at the Main Lodge. The well attended event was chaired by Judy and Lyle Britton, assisted by Laura Hinton. The HASG meets the second Thursday of each month at the Main Lodge. Interested in becoming a member? COME TO A MEETING, YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!


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PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT PATROL OFFICERS FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Ensure the public safety of Association members, guests, employees, and contractors. Maintain the enforcement responsibility for adopted Rules and Regulations. Maintain radio communications with North Gate Control Center and other patrol vehicles. EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: • Must be 18 years or older and possess a valid Driver’s License. • Certification in ACT 235 preferred. • Available to work weekends, holidays and occasional overtime for full-time positions. • Work is performed inside and outside with exposure to inclement weather and unpredictable situations. • Hideout issued uniform provided.

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

BADGE CHECKERS • Insure strict adherence to Amenity Badge Check Policy • Notify the Shift Supervisor of any unusual occurrences at Pools & Beaches • Must possess a valid Driver’s License • Basic knowledge of Radio Communications helpful

PLEASE NOTE:

APPLY AT: www.hideoutassoc.com Click on Employment

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 the POA). Applicants may be subject to Substance Abuse Testing upon conditional acceptance of employment (paid by POA)


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Lake/Marina Rules ***** All dock owners must identify their docks in a visible manner as recommended by management. The dock owners lot number must be displayed on their dock and visible to see from the lake side. Numbers will be available to purchase at Recreation, or at your own discretion.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited No harvesting of Hybrid Striped Bass. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply.

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

(Amended June 6, 2015).

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

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

34. A mandatory fine of $50.00 for the first offense and $100.00 for the second offense for anyone who fails to possess a Boating Safety Certificate while operating a PWC. 35. A mandatory fine of $500.00 will be assessed to anyone who operates a watercraft in a reckless manner. In addition, the Board reserves the right to suspend the Lake and Marina privileges of said violator. 36. Everyone fishing must display a current Membership Badge along with his or her Pennsylvania Fishing License (required of all persons 16 years of age and older). Violators are subject to fines by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission as well as the POA. 37. Roamingwood Park: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions: Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited Bass - Cut state limits in half. Therefore: Jan 1 - Apr 17 and Nov 1 - Dec 31: 15’, 2 (combined species) Apr 18 - Jun 12: NO HARVEST Jun 13 - Oct 31: 12’, 3 (combined species) Walleye - NO HARVEST (year round) No harvesting of Walleye or Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply Deerfield Lake: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions: Exceptions: Use of Alewife and Golden Shiners for bait are prohibited No harvesting of Grass Carp. A fine of $125.00 per fish not immediately returned to the water will be imposed for failure to comply Brooks Lake: Open fishery to harvest fish per Pennsylvania State Fish and Boat Commission Regulations but recommend catch and release. Follow state guidelines with the following exceptions:

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

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


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LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807

-HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO -

MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month,

Every Sunday & Wednesday at Bingo

7:00 p.m. Hamlin Sr Center. Seeking

Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on

members and old friends.

the hill). Doors open 5 p.m. Games

-KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403

start 6 p.m.

MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of

-FREE CONCERTS EVERY

the month, 7:00 p.m. at

SATURDAY St. Paul’s Lutheran

St. Thomas More Church Hall.

Church in Hawley (405 Church

-DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

Street) is presenting free concerts

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each Saturday at 1 p.m. Free parking.

MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of

Contact the church for a schedule of

month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest.

performers at 570 226-2411.

Honesdale.

-MADISONVILLE INDEPENDENT

John Miracle (570) 698-6816.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

-THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd &

Madisonvilles 7th Annual-Mad

4th Saturday of month at St. John’s

Mudder Mud Run - August 20, 2022

Episcopal Church in Hamlin,

1st segment starts at 9 a.m.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Clothing Day - 1st

www.madmudder.org

Wednesday after the 2nd Saturday

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from 10 a.m.-noon and 5-7 p.m.

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Donations welcomed whenever the

Designer Bag Lottery-$25 tickets-Only

shoppe is open.

250 tickets will be sold! To purchase

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FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th

page, Madisonville Independent Fire

Wed. of every month. 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Department, Station 56 ■

HIDEOUT SPORTSMAN’S ASSOCIATION Since 1995, The Hideout Sportsman’s Association has strived to improve the knowledge and skill of its members and neighbors in matters related to the proper care and handling of firearms, the management of shooting ranges and to develop fellowship, sportsmanship and good citizenship among its members. To that end, The Hideout Sportsman’s Association will partner with a local state-of-the-art indoor shooting range to offer courses in basic beginners pistol shooting and safety classes. These courses and others will be offered through The Hideout Sportsmen’s Assoc. for a limited time. Interested individuals should contact Ray West at (570) 616-5233 for details. They meet on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the POA ■

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

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NEW

HIDEOUT MEMBERS Welcome to the NEIGHBORHOOD! Laura Horan & Tom Trafford King of Prussia, PA

Paul & Karen Freeman Macungie, PA

Gus & Mary Sauerzopf Downingtown, PA

Ric & Jill Reiter Longboat Key, FL

Dominguez Family Ridgefield Park, NJ

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH

unless otherwise posted

25

FINDING GUIDANCE DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IS COMFORTING.

T HAT’S W HY P EOPLE T URN TO U S

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2022 Proposed RS&W Board Meeting Schedule

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

Aug 24 Sept 21 Oct 8 (9am)

Nov 22 Dec 21

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

Date

2022 Holiday Schedule

September

Monday, September 5— Labor Day

November

Thursday, November 24— Thanksgiving

November

Friday, November 25— Day After Thanksgiving

December

Monday, December 26 — Christmas Day (Observed)

January 2023

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

Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association *** WE NEED YOUR HELP! ***

Increased Communication ability with our customers is more crucial than ever! New Drinking Water Regulations are requiring utilities to confirm 100% existence or non-existence of Private Side Lead & Copper Service Lines for ALL customers. This inventory MUST be completed no later than October 2024. Our staff will be hard at work reaching out to the Community, in the near future, to schedule appointments. We are hoping to combine this effort with the Meter Replacement Project, as this is the most cost effective and efficient way to accomplish both endeavors. Additionally, some of our residents may be familiar with our current SwiftReach method of notifying our customers of large water events, like annual system flushing or a temporary outage. This is not an efficient method & is outdated. RS&W is preparing to launch a better, more effective way to reach you, before the end of 2022!

But we need you to help us first!

RS&W has been requesting email addresses and cell phone numbers for some time now.

Yet, we are still at less than a 60% response for emails & cell phone #’s.

RS&W Customer Service has begun an initiative to contact our customers to obtain this information. As our staff is very busy, this will be a time consuming & lengthy endeavor. There is a better way! We have made it super easy for you to help us reach our goal! The link below is located on the homepage of our website: https://www.roamingwood.com/contact-us/emailsubmit We are asking you to PLEASE call our office or visit our website and fill out the information in the link questionnaire. It will be only minutes of your time, that will provide us with the information we need to reach out to the community more effectively! If you have questions or just want to get your information to us, please call our office at (570)698-6162 and speak to our Customer Service Representatives. Monday—Friday 8:30AM—4:30PM

Customer Contact Information Customers should confirm ALL Contact Information directly through RS&W. Although the Hideout POA Registration does share New Owner addresses & phone #’s with RS&W, we are not the same entity. Therefore, it cannot be assumed that RS&W has customers most current and accurate information from the POA. It is the responsibility of the customer, to provide accurate contact information for the utility. Undeveloped properties are especially susceptible to not being updated. RS&W is encouraging customers to contact us to verify your information, especially if you have not received a bill. Mail frequently gets returned to us and, too often, we are unable contact the homeowner with the outdated contact information we have. If you have any questions or want to confirm your billing and contact information, please call our office at (570)698-6162. Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM. Annual Water Quality Report 2022 Available The Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association is issuing the results of monitoring conducted on your drinking water for the period from January 1 to December 31, 2021. The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. The report can be viewed online at: www.roamingwood.com/about/water-quality-report Or Directly at: www.roamingwood.com/docs/pdf/CCR/Annual_Water_Report_2022.pdf These reports are furnishable upon request by mail. Please contact our main office during business hours at (570)698-6162 Option #2, to request a copy be mailed to you. Drinking water, know what’s in it for you!

Equal Opportunity Employer Roamingwood Sewer & Water Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to age, ancestry, color, religious creed, disability, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation or any other protected factor. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.


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Lakes Committee Minutes - June 25, 2022 Chair: Iggy Rivera Members: Kirsten Dolan, Kent Fairfield, Bob Kravetz, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman Staff: Paul Matarazzo, Jill Metschulat Board: Andrew Miller Excused: Steve Flapan, Arnie Milidantri, Rick Nolte The meeting was called to order at 9:00 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 J. Silverman, a second by I. Rivera and approval by all. Copper Sulfate Treatments: Nature Works was on site on Friday, June 17th for Copper Sulfate treatments in the entrance pond and Roamingwood Lake for filamentous algae. Reward Treatment on Deerfield: Nature Works treated Deerfield for Bladderwort also on the 17th. Princeton Hydro for Water Quality Testing: On June 24th, PH was on site for surveys of all three lakes and water quality testing. E coli levels had stabilized and dropped to almost zero after the Main Beach shutdown but the North Beach was closed again on that Friday. There has been some discussion about beachfront aeration at the Main Beach if E. coli issues persist. P. Matarazzo would like to discuss this with Mike Hartshorn at PH as well as preventative options such as chemical treatment PAC 27. Deerfield Floating Islands: P. Matarazzo is still awaiting a proposal from Nature Works for the floating islands at Deerfield. Windemere Dam Site Inspection: Kiley Associates engineering firm was on

site on Monday, June 13th. The plans currently being designed are: 1. Remove all lakeside trees growing on the earthen dam 2. Remove all trees 10’ down the backside of the earthen dam 3. R9 rip rap stone suggested to prevent erosion on the lake side of the dam 4. Plans should not have to be regulated by the DEP due to less than 1 acre of disturbance which will significantly reduce costs and wait time 5. All repairs will be in compliance with the DEP

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Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes July 13, 2022 DISCUSSION

Call to Order: 10:00 Pledge of Allegiance

OLD BUSINESS

Present: Rich Straczynski-Chair Person, Jim Dunn, John Casey, Raymond Berri, Michelle Popadynec, Lisa McKenna, Dale Conlon, Craig Rafaniello-Project Manager, Dennis Polhamus-Facilities Manager, Michael Terranova-Board Liaison, Desiree Detres-Maintenance Administrative Clerk

STREET SWEEPER- This is on hold. Has a few mechanical issues that need to be addressed.

Guest: Larry Frotten-Community Manager, Rich Yocum

LINE STRIPING- Has been completed.

OPEN DISCUSSION:

Excused: William Pols, Tom Foley, Dan O’Neil

Boat Parade: J. Restaino announced the theme of the boat parade scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd: Sports Teams.

Minutes from meeting on, June 8th, 2022, were approved by Raymond Berri and Dale Conlon

Bio Char: J. Silverman asked whether we plan to continue using Bio Char to reduce nutrients coming into Roamingwood. P. Matarazzo will discuss it with PH. He will also discuss the need for additional grass carp.

COMMITTEE OBSERVATION PRODUCTS UPDATES

Waterfowl on the Lakes: P. Matarazzo asked the committee about the presence of waterfowl on the lakes as he feels that there have not been as many as usual, and others agreed. A lot of turtles have been observed however. Buoys: The application for buoys has been amended as there might have to be some restrictions near the eagles’ nest. The next meeting will be on July 23rd. The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 with a motion by J. Silverman, a second by J. Restaino and approval by all. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■

THERE’S NOT A MOMENT TO SPARE!!! Hideout Adult Bowling League Wednesdays 12:30p.m. September 7, 2022 - April 19, 2023 Call Reggie (570) 698-7429 CAPTAINS DRAFT MEETING Hideout POA Conference Room Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 2:00 p.m.

QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS 1. Triangle RSW needs work on the weeds. 2. Roaming Wood Parking Lot has a lot of weeds that need to be taken care of. 3. There is a rotting bench that needs to be removed 4. Main Gate mail boxes the siding is bulging. The wood is separating. 5. Lakeview Drive and Parkwood intersection fills with water. 6. Reflectors on Lakeview Drive and Parkwood. 7. North Complex, bus shelters need to be cleaned. Gates to Tennis courts need work. 8. POA team benches are dry and splintering. The dug-out fence in broken. Softball field has no clear base lines. A lot of weeds. Holes in the outfield. Bike rack in unusable spot. Court surface needs painting. One net needs repair. Path to courts from Basketball courts needs repair. Courts have cracks that need sealing. 9. Thornwood and Hidden Lake there is a hole. Brookfield, Lakeview gully has an indent. Large boulders on corner needs to be weed wacked. 10. North Mail box ledge needs some TLC

LAUREL PARK PLAY GROUND- Swing set will be installed. NATURE TRAIL- Signs have been put up and trail cleaned up. MAPLEWOOD SWALE- On hold. We are waiting on PA DEP to review permit. DOG PARK- More gravel put in. We will continue to clean up in the coming weeks. BOCCE & VOLLEY BALL COURTSNets are up. Courts have been cleaned. TENNIS COURTS- Signs for NO BIKES, SKATING OR SKATE BOARDS are being made and will be installed. POA GAS LINE- It has been anchored. Still need to install Ballard. PROJECTS TIKI BAR- Bids are due July 22nd. MAIN GATE- Peters Consultants resubmitted out new plan designs. Waiting on review and approval. STORM WATER- We’ve completed quite a few jobs. Maintenance is keeping busy to maintain a steady flow and complete the work. KIDDIE POOL- No big issues with the Kiddie pool. MAIN POOL- We are looking to reline the Main Pool next year and possibly the North Pool as well. SKI HILL- The under-speed sensor is being installed on July 19th. JSD will be here to do an assessment next week for the electrical upgrades. We did have a contractor come out and do a complete assessment of our Ski Hill. The report was sent to Community Manager. Motion to Adjourn: 11:00 am Motion by: Michelle Popadynec Second by: Lisa McKenna Next meeting will be: August 8th, at 10:00am ■

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


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Hideout Woodworkers Meeting Minutes - June 14, 2022

A meeting of the Hideout Woodworkers was called to order at approx. 7 pm on 06/14/22 at the woodworker shop by Bob Addieg.

on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm.

One of our members made a request for a particular type of sander. The POA Pledge of Allegiance: employee on site will refer his request up to The group said the pledge of allegiance to management for approval. open the meeting. Social: Prior Meeting Minutes: Ray Lubanski read the meeting minutes from the last meeting held on 05/10/22. 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. Sickness and Distress: Al Aurechio has been moved to a rehab facility in Kingston. Jim Black passed away. We sent a condolence card to his family. Correspondence: Nothing new at this time. Shop Needs / Old Business:

There is a list on the bulletin board for members to sign up for the ballgame on 7/13/22. The benches we have will be raffled off at the 50th anniversary event. We will also raffle off a bear if it is completed. Proceeds will be sent to local charities. We will need a sign-up sheet for volunteers to collect the money for the raffle and give out the tickets. We will use an existing roll of tickets for the raffle. Woodworkers marching in a parade are an open question. New Business: John Gaspari should publish an email that breaks down the differences between the woodshop amenity and the woodshop club.

Miscellaneous: The POA has established a new procedure for members to access the shop. The meeting was adjourned at The shop is now open for use by members approximately 7:20 pm. ■

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Golf Committee Minutes July 13, 2022

Call to Order at 9:00 a.m. by Chairperson, Ken Procopio

run lines across the fairway. Hopefully the water can be drained into the swampy area between 3 & 4.

Present at meeting: Ken Procopio, Bill Tracy, Jim O’Neill, Joe Cornett, Al Lutzi, guest, Larry Kids free on Sunday PM – Is it worth doing this? Fees are already reduced on Sunday. Al Lutz, guest Lutzi said we need to advertise the reduced Previous Minutes Read rates on Sunday better. There were no minutes from the previous Bird Houses – Bill Tracy reported that all meeting houses have been installed and there are Reports - Pro shop nests in 20 of the 24 bird houses. The bird houses will be cleaned out and disinfected at Al Lutzi reported that the leagues are doing well. Rain in June caused some cancellations, the end of the season. They should last for 15 but all leagues are up and running at this time. to 20 years. Everyone agreed that Bill did an excellent job building and installing the new Good participation by non league players. bird houses. The clothing sold in the pro shop was delayed Bill reported that the Mountain Fire plants on by two months, but everything is in now and the fourth and fifth did not do as well. The soil sales are doing well. is very poor, it has more mulch than soil. It There was a discussion about how League was discussed about possibly trying again. Handicap scores are computed. Bill made a motion to buy two more Mountain Larry Lutz reported on a short game clinic Fire plants and try planting them again. It was he ran on 7/11/22 that was well received. It seconded by Joe Cornett. was noted that it’s good to see more people Committee thanked Bill for the nice job he did getting interested in golf. cleaning the hole tee markers. Ryans Angels Tournament on July 23rd is New Business sold out. It is a tournament run by the Lake Ariel Fire Department and all registration was Improve entry way to pro shop - Al has a work order into the Board to do the cleaning handled by the Fire Department. and repainting the walls and repair entry Unfinished Business pathway to pro shop. Bill suggested putting Cart path update – The board took the money a mural on the wall leading into the pro shop. away from Mike again this year. Mike put in Ken suggested we approach the Nubian Art a bid to have all the cart paths repaired and Center to see if anyone was interested. Bill the Board denied his request. We received also suggested getting a better sign to show only one bid for the work. Paths need to be where the pro shop is. Al said he would look widened as well as repaired. into getting it done professionally. 7th hole update - Will be done in the fall by Clean rain/ lightening sheds between 2 & 8 Mike and his crew. Al reported that they are and 6 & 7. They need to be cleaned. Lots of going to improve the drainage on the left hand debris inside. The structure is still sound. Al side of the cart path. Put in a catch basin and

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Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - June 14, 2022 The regular monthly meeting of the Salem Township Board of Supervisors was held on June 14th, 2022. The meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 6:30PM with all members present. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited. Noted that Penn-Dot met prior to the Township meeting to review SR590 Bridge Project. The minutes of the May 10th, 2022 meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Merel Swingle with all in favor. Sub-divisions: None New Business: Truck Sale discussion. The Supervisors discussed and decided to sell the 2007 Freightliner dump truck on Municibid. A motion to post and advertise the Truck for sale with spreader but no plow with a reserve set at $30,000. on Municibid was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Old Business: Seal Coat advertised bid opening was then held. Bids received as follows: Wayco Inc. $ 302,974.19 Pocono Spray Patching $ 275,011.53 After discussion a motion to award the project to Pocono Spray Patching was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Correspondence: Lake Ariel Fire Company provided its May Activity report for the Township review. It noted 34 incidents. As well as their trainings will talk to Mike about getting cleaning done.

and meetings. Hamlin Fire & Rescue President wrote the Supervisors with updates and notation of positive changes. Advising the Ambulance is back almost to full staff for 24/7 service, training programs added and many members coming back. He also noted that adding Lake Ariel Fire to the current call list for Hamlin as well as Ledgedale has worked out extremely well. The three Fire Chiefs are working closer together to ensure a strong coordinated response to any emergency. Hamlin Fire also wrote a Thank you to the Township for their purchase of new fire hose for the Company. Real Estate transfer tax was received in the amount of $ 24,890.91. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented with no comments or corrections was made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Attorney Updates: none Park Updates: It was noted that the Port a potty is being used as a garbage can. Complaint received from Reeves the Port a potty company also. Public Time: Tim Wiley noted complaints he has made regarding possible septic issue at his neighbor’s house. Diana Trygar questioned any update from the house in front of her property. She also complained about the Township Bucket truck use. With no other comments or business, a motion to adjourn was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■

heard from several people that the carts are not being cleaned up as well as they were in the past. Al said that once a week they are power washed and gassed up. Golfers should be responsible for cleaning up their own trash. Maybe the rangers could have access to a 1st hole drainage by red tee box. Could there leaf blower in order to get rid of all the grass be springs that are raising the water level in and leaves they collect on the floor of the that area? Could we change the location of carts. The ball washers don’t have water in the tee box? All these repairs take money them. The plugs were misplaced. They have and the Board is not forthcoming with funds to found and replaced most of them, but some repair the golf course. carts still don’t have water in the ball washer. Golf Comm. vs. Golf Club – Ken reported that Bill said he would research online trying to according to Larry Frotten, we can be both a replace the plugs. Golf Club and Golf Committee at the same New carts – Al reported that the lease for time. Larry Frotten said you meet as a Golf the golf carts was expiring at the end of this Club, which can take care of all finances, season. Two models of golf carts have been etc. After that meeting is over, the same reviewed and driven by some members, a people meet again as the Golf Committee Yamaha and a EZ Go. Al would like to replace and agree that they approve of everything the all the carts at one time as opposed to the Club wants to do. Any CMRs that need to be current lease agreement replacing 2/3 one submitted can then be prepared under the year and 1/3 the next. The Yamahas seem Golf Committee and presented to the Board. to be a better deal, even though a little more Perhaps the Club should have a different expensive because the Yamaha has more name. A Club is necessary so we can collect features, like golf ball washers and covers for money from handicap fees and not have it the clubs. sucked up to POA funds. Al Lutzi said he Time for future meetings -It was decided to would take care of establishing a checking keep the day and time the same, second account. In order to avoid confusion, the name of the Club will be “Golf Handicap Club” Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the room across from the pro shop. Rangers as members – Rangers can come to any meeting as a guest. Since they are out Next meeting – August 10th 9:00 a.m. and on the course all the time, their input would be September 14th 9:00 a.m. welcomed. Meeting adjourned at 9:50 a.m. ■ 8th hole drainage - Water collects on left side and middle of the fairway. Ways of improving drainage were discussed. Maybe Mike can look into this while he is working on 7

Cleaning of carts – Ken reported that he has


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

25 MPH

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

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

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

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

LAKEVIEW AND WOODPOINT COURT

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

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

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

EMERGENCY - 911 / (570) 698-6317

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

Maintenance 132 Main Gate 140 North Gate 142

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

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

HIDEOUT WEBSITE www.hideoutassoc.com The Hideout’s website has a public side as well as a member side. To register for the member 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.

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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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• 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

• Looking for van/bus drivers within the Western Wayne School District. Please message for details at slsja61882@echoes.net Thank you!

WATERPROOFING & MOLD REMEDIATION

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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! Editors note: see their ad on page 30

BOATS FOR SALE • 1985 Bayliner 85 horse power motor runs Hideout Registered $3,500 firm call/text Carolyn 914-419-5267 • Boat and Jetski for sale 2021 Bayliner 160, 17 feet, 90HP Mercury engine with trailer $28,500 2021 Yamaha EX Deluxe 1050 only been used for 3 weeks $11,000 Contact Ryan Hughes 770-686-8813

CLEANING SERVICE

CALL 570-630-3716 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!

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

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Please join us for MEET THE CANDIDATES Saturday, August 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. at the Main Lodge and on Zoom

Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - June 7, 2022 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on June 7th, 2022. The Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, Supervisors, Scottie Swingle, Robert Batzel and Timothy Jaggars were present. The pledge of Allegiance was then recited. T. Jaggars moved to approve the minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on May 3rd, 2022, carried 3-0. R. Batzel moved to approve the treasury report for May 2022, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: 1) The Bozym/ Carroll lot line changes were reviewed. Surveyor Mr. Bucconeer corrected comments. T. Jaggars explained the changes. S. Swingle moved to approve carried 3-0. 2) The Cann/ Parker sub-division. T. Jaggars noted multiple comments and no updated maps received at this time. Subdivision will be held until next meeting for updates, no vote or decision made. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided the Supervisors with its May Activity report. They had 34 incidents, held 4 trainings, and 4 meetings. They also held 3 fundraisers. 2) Maplewood Fire Company provided its April Activity report noting 43 alarm responses 32 were medical. They held 4 work nights and training nights. Maplewood also provided its May Activity report noted 42 alarm responses, with 33 being medical. They held 5 trainings and work nights. Maplewood has scheduled their annual chicken barbeque for July 16th noon until sold out. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month May they cleaned the building for election. Lawn care at both Township properties. Ditch work has begun and also a few pipes have been cleaned. Mowing of roads is

almost complete in the Township. Old Business: 1) None

New Business: 1) Short Term Rental Ordinance open discussion. The Township noted that there currently is no regulation or ordinance on Short Term Rentals. It was noted that the Township Sewage Enforcement Officer has noted issues of renters over use of properties not built for the numbers of occupants. A lot of questions have arisen, what could happen what needs to happen, burden on Emergency Services, with sleeping areas that do not have adequate egress. Currently looking at Ordinances only in review stage. 2) Lake Ariel Cottagers Fireworks, wrote the Township with request of donation for the annual Fireworks display. They provided the Supervisors with an up-todate report of financials and ask for the same donation amount as last year. S. Swingle moved to approve donation in the amount of $1000.00, carried 3-0. 3) Maintenance agreement with Mrs. Tuttle. The Township held an agreement with the Tuttle’s’ with regard to septic pumping and held funds in escrow. A portion of the money will be returned to the property owner due to the in ability to use the building at this time. T. Jaggars moved to update the agreement motion carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Question as the where the Tuttle property was advised it was the Liberty Restaurant. Lake Ariel Fire Co expressed a Thank You for painting the crosswalks and the help with removal of the wreath from the building. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo Secretary ■

Please watch out for walkers, bikers, and motorcyclists on Hideout Roads! We thank the Lake Ariel Fire Company for all they do for The Hideout Community. Please help support our Volunteer Fire Company!


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Amenities Phone Extensions NM Art Center....................ext. 164 Food & Beverage............... ext. 151 Main Gate........................... ext. 140 Main Gate Direct Line........ 630-3738

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