The Hideabout September 2022

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HIDEABOUT Life is better in a Gold Star Community

SEPTEMBER 2022 • www.hideoutassoc.com • VOLUME 41 • ISSUE 9

Reflection Park

September 11, 2021

Come to Reflection Park on Sunday, September 11th at 8:30 a.m. to renew our 21 year promise to Never Forget...

President's Message ......................................3 Community Manager's Message ...................4 Financial Corner..............................................4 Chairman's Message ......................................4 Public Safety Corner ......................................5 Facilities Corner .............................................6 Communications Corner ................................6 Registration Corner ........................................6

Recreation Corner ..........................................6 Management Team Contacts ........................7 Food & Beverage Corner/Info ....................8, 9 Board of Directors Minutes ..............10, 11, 12 Board of Directors Meetings List ................12 2022 HOA/Dues Comparison .......................13 Meet the Candidates .............................22 - 29 Recreation ...................................36, 37, 38, 39

Golf Page .....................................................48 Environmental Page ....................................49 Financials ..................................50, 51, 52, 53 Employment ............................................60, 61 2023 Budget Pullout ...................65, 66, 67, 68 Classified ......................................................72 Hideout Phone Numbers .........................7, 75 Advertisers' Directory ..................................76


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Dave & Marie Kovaleski

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SEPTEMBER 2022 • 3

FROM ANDREW MILLER

Board President’s Message

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hope you had a wonderful summer season. As it comes to a close, we had so many nice events around The Hideout.

On August 20, the Nominating Committee hosted it's Meet the Candidates Forum for the membership to have an opportunity to meet Board candidates and ask questions. I appreciate everyone for showing up, the Nominating Committee for their hard work throughout the year, and all the candidates for being willing to participate in the election process to volunteer their time to serve The Hideout. Kudos to the Hideout Elves for hosting their Murder Mystery Dinner on August 20 at the Main Lodge. This sold-out event provided the membership with an evening of fun and laughter while raising much needed funds for local young people and needy families. That same day, Ryan's Angels hosted their Summer Picnic at the Outdoor Sports Complex. The many attendees danced to music from Lady and the Vets and enjoyed delicious food prepared by Eddie V. (aka Big Dog Daddy) of the Greentown Grill. During that event, I was honored to announce that Ryan's Angels has agreed to help the Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company launch a capital campaign to build a new fire house.

The fire house, located across from Lake Ariel, has served the community well since the 1940's. Much has changed since then: the price of a loaf of bread was 10 cents, a gallon of gas was 21 cents, and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis first performed in Atlantic City. The Hideout wasn't even thought of until two decades later, and the population of the area the Fire Department serves has grown by leaps and bounds. New firefighter apparatus has gotten much larger, and new technologies and equipment in place need much more space than the current location can handle. Additionally, the fire house functions as an emergency disaster facility and command center for emergencies, and they just need more space and a new building to carry out their lifesaving mission. While plans are preliminary, Ryan's Angels has agreed to pay for a grant writer who specializes in seeking grants to build and support fire houses. They have also agreed to create the Fire Department a new website to help solicit funds and keep the community up-to-date on their efforts to build a new fire house. By the time of the publication of this month's edition of The Hideabout, a significant announcement will be made at the Fire House on August 31. But they cannot just rely on grants to build a state-ofthe-art facility that should be in use

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for the next 100 years, it needs the community's support. If each member of The Hideout donated $100 to this cause, that could go a long way to jump-start this vital project. To donate today, please use the below QR code or go to https://securepayment. link/lakearielfireco. You can choose to make a one-time or reoccurring payment. Please give what you can to give our volunteer firefighters a new home to serve the community for years to come. ■

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for your choice of

POA Board Candidates

by Friday, September 30! YOUR VOTE

COUNTS!

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

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FROM LARRY FROTTEN

Community Manager’s Message

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ideout Members and Staff

Summer 2022 is quickly becoming a memory. We hope this summer has provided a relaxing and renewal time for all of you. We have enjoyed a warm/hot summer, and the Spring rains subsided to allow for wonderful summertime enjoyment. Our lakes and pools were able to stay open except for a couple of short breaks requiring our staff to perform repairs or updates. You can see our staff is constantly upgrading our areas from pickleball courts to roadways and more. We have recently been receiving wonderful accolades from visitors from as far away as New Hampshire. We hope you will enjoy a safe and enjoyable Labor Day, which will conclude our wonderful summer of 2022. Our staff will begin the process of securing our summer equipment and start preparing for the fall and winter that is coming. We ask all our members to let us know if they see areas that may need improvement as we progress towards our goals with the change of seasons. We will continue to work on our stormwater projects, which are many, in an effort to insure better protection for our members and their property. You will observe ongoing work on our facilities and infrastructure, maintaining The Hideout’s reputation as the premier community in Northeast Pennsylvania.

By the time you receive this message, the election of two Directors for the Board of Directors will have begun. This is a very important process all members should be involved in. The election to the Board of Directors will provide the direction The Hideout will follow with its policies. These policies have a significant impact on the quality of life for members of The Hideout. Please take the time to review each candidate’s qualifications. This year again, we are proud to offer two methods of voting, either online or by paper ballot. This year we will also have a service marking the tragedy of 911. The Hideout Help a Hero Fund, with the guidance of two of our members, Bob Wiegand and Bill Wagner, will present the 911 ceremony and associated events. We urge our members to participate in these events and continue our pledge to never forget. A special thank you to Bob and Bill, who have for years promoted and organized these and other events honoring our military and public heroes. The Hideout is very fortunate to have two such dedicated volunteers as members. ■

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FROM RICHARD YOCUM

Chairman's Message

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elcome September! This is the month we transition from Summer to Autumn with the cooler temperatures and crisp mountain air.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all our employees for a very busy and wonderful summer! To all our Food and Beverage employees at the Clubhouse, Snack Shop, Tiki Bar, and Main Lodge … THANK YOU for the delicious food and great service. To our Public Safety staff … THANK YOU for the boat patrol and for taking care of our community. To our Maintenance staff … THANK YOU for maintaining our beaches, pools, and common areas. To the Recreation staff … THANK YOU for our Kids Camps and summer programs. To our Lifeguards … a big THANK YOU for keeping all of us safe while using our pools and beaches. To all our POA staff and every Hideout employee … THANK YOU too for a successful and wonderful summer season. September is also the month when The Hideout membership will cast their votes for two (2) Board of Directors positions. By the time this issue of The Hideabout is published, we all should have received voting packets by regular mail and/or email. Please read and follow all voting instructions. In a year with so many candidates, I cannot over-emphasize the importance of each individual vote.

Whether you vote by mail, electronically, or by dropping your ballot in the locked ballot box at the POA, please be sure your vote is received by 4:00 pm EST on Friday, September 30th. The vote count will be held downstairs at the POA on Saturday, October 1st, at 10:00 am. The results will be announced via email blast. Just as important as your vote for the two (2) Board of Director positions is your PROXY. If you cannot be physically present at the Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 16th at 10:00 am in the Main Lodge…. please fill out, sign, and return the Proxy form along with your ballot. A quorum of 10% of the membership is required to hold The Hideout’s Annual Meeting. All submitted Proxys are counted and then added to the members who are physically present to ensure a quorum. I am ending this article with the same three words I used at the end of my August article….

VOTE, VOTE, ■

VOTE!

FROM DEBRA TRAMANTANO, FINANCIAL MANAGER

Financial Corner

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t seems like yesterday we were toasting the arrival of 2022, and here we are, almost at the end of summer! Work on the proposed 2023 budget has been completed, and the budget is being published for Community review. It was a challenging task to prepare the 2023 budget. Uppermost in our minds was how can we minimize increasing dues while sustaining operations. We are facing unprecedented inflation rates. In June, we hit a fresh 40-year record, with consumer prices increasing 9.1% over the last twelve months. Energy costs have increased by 50% on average. Food costs have risen 10.4% from June 2021 to June 2022. Recruiting and retaining staff has mandated raising hourly rates in order to stay competitive with the market.

Given all that, the proposed increase in dues for 2023 is a $70 increase for the year. This amounts to $1.35 per week and represents a 3.7% increase in dues from last year. Considering the increases in expenses we have seen across the board and the current inflation rate, I feel this is reasonable, if somewhat conservative. Saturday, Sept 24th, is the Community Budget review meeting. I look forward to seeing you there and answering any questions you may have. ■

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED in The Hideout

$500 citation - 1st offense

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH unless otherwise posted

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Citation Enforcement

The Hideout Public Safety Department does issue Traffic and Non-Traffic Citations. Here are some examples of rules to follow while you are visiting with us: 1. Community Speed Limit is 25 mph - Radar Enforced 2. No Feeding the Wildlife 3. Excessive Noise - loud music, partying after 11 p.m. 4. No Parking Overnight at Amenity 5. No Parking on the Street 6. No Parking on the Street Snow Emergency 7. Stop Signs and Yields 8. No Open Fires 9. Keep Your Pet Leashed 10. Keep Your Pet Under Control 11. Littering/Illegal Dumping 12. Failure to Comply In case of emergency, any questions or concerns, please contact the North Gate, (570) 698-4100, ext. 142.

AAny individual obtaining a temporary hanging pass, at any of our gates, must provide the officer: 1. a valid state driver’s license 2. a valid state vehicle registration 3. a license plate number in order to obtain a pass. Members are encouraged to please advise their guests, contractors, or invitees entering The Hideout of this policy. Thank you!

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FROM TINA CORMA, OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

Public Safety Corner

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s the busy summer season winds down and the leaves begin to change, I would like to talk about keeping The Hideout beautiful. We have been encountering some issues with people not cleaning up after their pets. Many communities and municipalities require cleaning up after your pets, as do we here in The Hideout. Failure to clean up pet excrement is a citable offense that carries a $50.00 fine for the first offense and a $100.00 fine for repeat offenses. People often believe that leaving dog waste to decompose is good for the lawn, but the truth is that dog poop is toxic to grass. Unlike cow manure, which is basically composed of grass, a typical dog's poop, which is made acidic through natural digestive processes and their microbiome, is enough to destroy the grass underneath it. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency describes dog waste as containing two types of pollutants: nutrients and pathogens. Dog waste that gets washed into waterways may carry pathogens that affect living things in the water and can make people sick that are in contact. Also, nutrients released from dog poop can stimulate the growth

of algae and other plant life, making the water unsuitable for recreational uses. Even if your dog doesn't show any symptoms of illness, their waste could still carry bacteria and parasites that are harmful to other pets and humans. You don't need to come into direct contact with dog poop in order to contract an illness from it. Diseases in poop can be transmitted by flies or other pets that the animal comes into contact with. If you've ever had to clean dog poop from the bottom of your shoe, you don't need to be told stepping in the stuff can ruin an unsuspecting person's day. Add to that the impact dog waste can have on the environment and public health, and it's not hard to see that picking up after your dog makes you not only a responsible dog owner but also a considerate neighbor. So please, it's simply the right thing to do. Make sure your dog has their tags on their collars and if chipped, that they are registered in case they are lost. ■

Public Safety Promotions

Jim Reese was promoted to Sergeant

Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4 p.m. Voting Closes Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. Vote Count at the POA Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 10 a.m. Annual Meeting at the Main Lodge Jeff S. Behnke was promoted to Corporal


6 • SEPTEMBER 2022 FROM LISA GREEN, COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

Communications Corner

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all is coming to The Hideout and soon we'll enjoy all the beautiful colors it brings! There is so much Board of Directors election and POA information in this month's issue that I will have to add more 50th Celebration and Member pictures to the October 2022 issue. Keep an eye out - we've got some really great ones! The Communications Committee is looking for some additional members. If you are interested in volunteering your time, please visit the POA Office to apply.

The function of The Hideabout Extra is to give you a day-by-day guide on what is available to do in The Hideout. Additionally, it provides updates that have occurred since the printing of the previous Hideabout Newspaper. You can find The Hideabout Extra in the "bird feeders" at the Main, North, and Stock Farm Member Gates and the Main and North Mailbox areas. You'll know it's an updated Hideabout Extra by its change in color. Thank you for following the "official" Hideout POA Facebook page. We keep it as up-to-date as possible with what to do in The Hideout, amenity hours, schedule changes, and amenity closures. It is a valuable form of communication between the Administration and the membership. You can find us by searching @ thehideoutpoa on Facebook and looking

for The Hideout Flower! Also, keep an eye out for The Hideout TV Channel (Adams 920) and Hideout email blasts for current information from the Administration. If you have any questions or suggestions on how we can best communicate with you, please don't hesitate to call me at (570) 630-3707 or email me at lgreen@thehideout.us. I look forward to hearing from you! It is hard to believe it has been 21 years since September 11, 2001. I will spend this month thinking of all we lost, the families left behind, and the heroes of 9/11 and the weeks that followed. I am fortunate to see Reflection Park when I go to work each day and, if you have not stopped by the park yet, it is worth the trip. You can find it on Antler road, near the Main Gate. Have questions or suggestions for a particular Hideout department? You can find the Management Team's contact information on page 7. As always, enjoy your time in The Hideout! ■

Vote for your choice of POA Board Candidates by Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

FROM DENNIS POLHAMUS, FACILITIES MANAGER

Facilities Corner

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s the summer season comes to an end, I want to thank our Maintenance department and housekeeping staff for a job well done ensuring The Hideouts amenities are clean and maintained through this extremely busy season. All the parks and beaches looked amazing all season long and all the buildings were fully operational. The road crew continues to hammer out our storm water projects for 2022 and they never slow down. This summer we saw an increase in trash and recycling as well as for bulk garbage. The team that works at the trash center goes above and beyond to assist our members with trash removal.

if any member has a stormwater issue, please contact Dennis Polhamus at Ext 136 to schedule a lot inspection to identify if this is a member’s issue or a Hideout stormwater issue. There are many factors that play a role in stormwater remediation and some of them require permits from PADEP and Wayne County conservation prior to the work start date. As of right now the normal wait time for an application to be processed is 180 days from PADEP.

With 2022 coming to an end in a few months there is still plenty of work that needs to be completed. We have sent out an RFP for the replacement of the ski hill transformer. The transformer is very old and is the main cause for power issues last year at the Ski Hill. The Ski Hill team has completed the yearly maintenance protocols and is just about all set for opening day in December. The Ski Hill team has been proactive in getting all the equipment and gear ready for the upcoming ski season. The Maintenance Complex fuel tank electrical lines are also scheduled to be replaced this year and the RFP has been sent out. Stormwater is and will be a constant workload for our team. As the road crew continues to correct our stormwater system many other smaller issues arise. We have a schedule of repairs that we adhere to and

The Tiki bar project is on hold until we receive additional bids that are in line with the budget. We anticipate this project to start in 2022 and completed by May 2023.

s we close in on the end of summer, I would like to thank all the community members for their patience and great attitudes, as we really had an awesome summer here at Recreation.

The Recreation committee meets every third Thursday of the month in the Multipurpose room of the RSC. The committee will be looking for new members, and we always encourage community participation, and this is an open meeting. This is a great way to facilitate ideas and get information about upcoming events and create new events and programs here at The Hideout. These are just a few things that have started at our Recreation meetings and have come to life in 2022. The tennis court to two pickleball courts conversion at the Main Beach. We will have a bike rental system set to be delivered and up and running asap. The Basketball court located at the POA will be resurfaced and repainted. These are all great recreational opportunities for the community. Some things coming in 2023 are brand new boat rentals. We

can’t wait until the paddleboards, kayaks, and canoes are purchased as well as a new rental system. We look forward to getting new community members and their ideas involved in the committee. I would like to thank all of our Seasonal summer staff for an outstanding job this year. This includes lifeguards, aquatics staff, camp staff, and everyone who helps keep The Hideout one of the best communities in the area. When most communities and facilities struggled to keep pools open, camps going, and have different events during the summer, due to staffing issues. These young men and women stepped up and provided a great atmosphere and environment for community members and staff. So, a big thank you goes out to our seasonal staff. ■

We hope all of our members had a great summer season and we look forward to continuing our work in the fall and prepping our equipment for the winter months. ■

Please watch for students walking to and from The Hideout bus stops.

FROM JOHN BOANDL, RECREATION MANAGER

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Trash and Recycling will continue to be open Monday - Friday 6am-8pm and Saturday and Sundays 8am-8pm. Bulk garbage is available to members only in good standing and open for drop off Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 11am-12:30pm. Please contact Desiree Detres at Ext. 133 or by email at ddetres@thehideout.us with any questions or concerns.

School is back in session.

The Election Ballots will be counted at the POA on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

Recreation Corner

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Thank you! FROM V. BOURNE, REGISTRATION SUPERVISOR

Registration Corner

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LEASE DRIVE WITH CARE. BE ALERT. OBEY THE SPEED LIMIT. Our children are back in school. Kids will be walking our roads to meet the buses that will be entering The Hideout to transport them to school.

of the card number. The clicker number can be located inside the device. Thank you for your understanding.

Summer has come and gone, and what a busy season it was. For the most part, the weather was cooperative, and our members, their guests, and renters made great use of the community, creating wonderful memories at all of the amenities in The Hideout.

Please visit our website: www.hideoutassoc. com for access to The Hideabout Newspaper, upcoming events, permit applications, forms, and documents. Social Membership and Gate/ Vehicle Access Pass Registration forms can also be located under the resources tab.

Due to an ongoing system update, some gate access cards or clickers may fail to open the gates. Should any member have this problem, please call the Registration Department at (570) 698-4100 ext. 0 with the last five digits

As always, a big thank you to my ladies in the Registration Department for making things run as smoothly as possible. ■


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SEPTEMBER 2022 • 7

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 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

Food & Beverage Manager

(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

THE HIDEOUT MANAGEMENT TEAM

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. ■

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


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Clubhouse Hours after Labor Day: Monday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tuesday - closed Wednesday - closed Thursday - 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. Friday & Saturday - 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday - 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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

The Main Lodge

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Book your party for the Main Lodge or Clubhouse TODAY! Call (570) 630-3726


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2022 Board Meeting Minutes - July 30, 2022

Board Members Present: Richard Yocum, Chair Andrew Miller, President Louis Delli Santi, Vice President Gerard Restaino, Treasurer Richard Guiffredo, Secretary Robert Tressler II, Director

Opens

Board Members Absent: Michael Terranova, Director (Vote proxy given to Richard Yocum, Chair)

• Friday, 9/30, 4:00pm EST – Voting Closes

Management & Staff Present: Jill Metschulat, Assistant Community Manager Debra Tramantano, Financial Manager Katie Beck, Human Resources Manager Donald Yocum, IT Manager Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager Vionette Bourne, Registration Supervisor Caroline Mongelli, Executive Assistant Terry O’Shea, Administrative Assistant Public Safety Officers The meeting was called to order by Richard Yocum, Chair at 9:05 a.m. at the Main Lodge. Mr. Yocum confirmed that a quorum is present. Michael Terranova, Director is not present today, but he has given his vote proxy for today’s board meeting to Richard Yocum, Chair. Members stood for The Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Yocum advised the members that the meeting is in-person and on Zoom, and is being recorded. Mr. Yocum explained that questions/comments will be taken from Members at the beginning of each section. There were no objections from the members and the meeting proceeded. 1. Approval of the July 30, 2022 Board Meeting agenda as presented. 22-49 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the July 30, 2022 Board Meeting agenda as presented. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Gerard Restaino and passed 7-0. 2. Approval of the July 22, 2022 Board Workshop minutes as presented. 22-50 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the July 22, 2022 Board Workshop Minutes as presented. Motion made by Robert Tressler, seconded by Richard Guiffredo and passed 7-0. 3.BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMENTS:

• Friday, 9/16, 1:00pm at POA – Board Workshop • Saturday, 9/24, 9:00am at POA – Board Meeting, 2023 Budget Community Review, 2023 Budget Board Vote

• Saturday, 10/01, 10:00am at POA – Vote Count • Friday, 10/07, 1:00pm at POA – Board Workshop • Sunday, 10/16, 10:00am at Main Lodge – Annual Meeting & Organization Meeting • Friday, 11/11, 1:00pm at POA – Board Workshop • Saturday, 11/19, 9:00am at Main Lodge – Board Meeting 4. MANAGEMENT REPORTS: a) Financial Manager, Debra Tramantano Dues Paid in Full: As of 7/27/22, we have 3,560 lots paid in full which is 97.8% of our budgeted number of 3,640. This leaves 80 lots to be paid in full to reach 100% of our budget for the year. As of the end of June, we have collected $145,297.00 of delinquent dues payments against our budget of $80,000.00 which represents 82% more than budgeted. June Financials: • Year-to-date amenity income as of the end of June 2022 was $1,509,029.00 vs our budget of $1,244,900.00. This is an increase of $264,129.00 over budget. • Year-to-date amenity expense as of the end of June 2022 was $4,425,120.00 vs. our budget of $4,208,077.00. This is an increase of $217,043.00 over budget. The net between income and expense variances is a surplus of $47,086.00. • Summer season has just started, the variances can be attributed to seasonality and is expected to balance out over the summer months. • As of the end of June 2022, we are forecasting an approximate shortfall of just under $50,000.00. Capital Projects: We have spent $574,704.00 of our total capital budget of $2,135,438.00. Cash Flow: NBT Bank balance for Operations is at $3,756,000.00 as of 7/28/22. Questions/Comments regarding the Financial Manager report:

Gerard Restaino, Treasurer thanked everyone involved in making the 50th Anniversary celebrations a great success.

Lot #3864: Q: How many lots does the Hideout own? A: The Hideout owns 87 non-voting lots. RSW-owned properties are also non-voting.

Richard Yocum, Chair gave the members an update on upcoming events and meetings as follows:

b) Assistant Community Manager, Jill Metschulat

• Friday 8/12, 9:00am at POA – Board 2023 Budget Review • Saturday 8/20, 9:00am at Main Lodge – Meet The Candidates • Friday, 8/26 – Paper and Online Voting

Amenities: We are obtaining bids for Tiki Bar construction and for a new Ski Hill transformer. Equipment: Newly acquired patrol car #103 is now in use. Truck #10 is undergoing repairs.

Staffing/Departments: We are still experiencing a staffing shortage in Food & Beverage and Public Safety departments. We are covering all shifts in Public Safety. Recreation is coordinating the Fishing Derby today and camps are going smoothly. We have had nine (9) new hires since July and staff will be participating in customer service training over the next few months. Stormwater Repairs: Maintenance is currently working on stormwater repairs on Ridgeview and Grandview. Meet The Candidates is scheduled for Saturday, August 20th, 9:00am at the Main Lodge. Candidate information is available on the Hideout website, the Hideabout newspaper, Channel 920 and The Hideout Official Facebook page. Long Range Planning Committee Survey: The Long Range Planning Committee has developed a member survey for input on what improvements members and visitors would like to see in The Hideout. The survey link was attached to the 7/29 email to members, and paper copies are available at the POA. Questions/Comments regarding the Community Manager report: None 5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 22-51 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the May 14, 2022 Board Meeting minutes as presented. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Robert Tressler and passed 7-0. Mr. Yocum advised the membership that the May 14, 2022 Board Meeting minutes were approved via poll vote by the Board in advance of this meeting so they could be published in the June issue of The Hideabout. 22-52 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Exception from Bid for the unbudgeted capital expense to resurface the Racquetball court from the lowest qualified bidder, R.R. Wilmot in the amount of $6,450.00. The court will be converted for Pickleball. 1. R.R. Wilmot - $6,450.00 2. Blackrock & Son - $10,000.00 Motion made by Gerard Restaino, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. Richard Yocum, Chair advised the members that the Directors conducted a poll vote on this item on 6/16/22. 22-53 MOTION: RESOLVED TO accept the June 24, 2022 results of the bylaw amendment “Article IV, New Section, Owner Rental Rights and Restrictions” membership vote as FOR 1,406 votes and AGAINST 988 votes, and move for admission to the minutes and adoption of same. The Board of Directors authorizes Hideout Administration to incorporate this bylaw amendment into all Governing

Documents and implement as policy effective January 1, 2023. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Gerard Restaino and passed 7-0. 22-54 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Committee Meeting Report (CMR) from the Nominating Committee to appoint Arnold Milidantri with a term to expire on November 30, 2022. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. Richard Yocum, Chair advised the members that the Directors conducted a poll vote on this item on 5/27/22. Questions/Comments regarding Unfinished Business: None. 6. NEW BUSINESS: 22-55 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the unbudgeted expense for a 2022 Reserve Study from the lowest qualified bidder, Criterium-Peters Engineering, Inc. in the amount of $7,750.00. Criterium-Peters successfully completed the Association’s 2018 Reserve Study. The bids received are as follows: 1. Criterium-Peters Engineering, Inc. $7,750.00 2. Bustamante Engineers - $52,000.00 3. J. Hershey Building Consultants $37,650.00 4. NEP Tax & Accounting - $24,500.00 5. Reserve Advisors, LLC - $22,350.00 6. PS&S LLC - $20,000.00 Motion made by Gerard Restaino, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0. 22-56 (Tabled) MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the operational expense for 5-year leasing of 28 golf carts at a monthly payment of $4,223.80 with Golf Cart Specialties. All Directors voted in favor 7-0 of postponing this motion to obtain additional information. 22-57 (Tabled) MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the operational expense for a service contract for 28 golf carts at a monthly payment of $504.00 with Golf Cart Specialties. All Directors voted in favor 7-0 of postponing this motion to obtain additional information. 22-58 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the acquisition of Lot #4019 to be allocated as Common Area contingent upon real estate tax payment confirmation, etc.. Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0.

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2022 Board Meeting Minutes - July 30, 2022 (continued from page 10)

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MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve that members be permitted to show a picture of their badge on their phone as valid identification at all Hideout amenities effective immediately. To be valid, the current year sticker and pool sticker must be placed on the front of the badge. Name, picture and lot number must not be obstructed. Motion made by Robert Tressler, seconded by Richard Guiffredo and passed 7-0. Questions/Comments regarding New Business: Lot #243: Q: Have we considered owning vs. lease for golf carts? Q: Where is Lot #4019 located? A: Leasing with a service contract for 28 golf carts is the more cost-efficient option. A; Lot #4019 abuts the golf course and will be used for course access and stormwater management. Lot #965: Q: Are phone badges permitted for Guests also? A: No, only Members. 7.COMMITTEES: 22-60 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Committee Meeting Report (CMR) from the Wildlife & Forestry Committee to appoint Alex Grohol with a term to expire on December 21, 2025. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Gerard Restaino and passed 7-0. 22-61 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Committee Meeting Report (CMR) from the Wildlife & Forestry Committee to appoint Richard Long with a term to expire on December 21, 2025. Motion made by Richard Guiffredo, seconded by Robert Tressler and passed 7-0. 22-62 MOTION: RESOLVED TO approve the Committee Meeting Report (CMR) from the Nominating Committee for the adoption and implementation of a Candidate Evaluation Process for Board candidates for the 2022 Election and future election cycles. Motion made by Gerard Restaino, seconded by Andrew Miller and passed 7-0.

Questions/Comments regarding Committees: None. 8. MEMBER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS

Lot #1866: Member suggested using advertising revenue to offset costs.

Attachments (4 pages):

1. 6/24/22 membership vote results for bylaw amendment Article IV, New Section, “Owner Rental Rights and Restrictions”

Lot #3740: Member inquired regarding Director vs. Trustee in proposed 2023 bylaw amendment. Member suggested the possibility of adding a driving range at the ball field or campground. Member asked that Maintenance fix the lighting at the Pickleball courts. Lot #175: Member asked that the ball field not be replaced by a driving range. Member asked if the Directors considered using electric golf carts instead of gas. Lot #603: Member asked for clarification of bylaw amendment Article IV, New Section (j) regarding citations. Lot #1761: Member asked about slip availability at the marina. Lot #1142: Member asked about marina dock expansion and maximum amount of watercraft allowed on lake. Lot #334: Member asked about Lake and Salem Townships reviewing their own short-term rental ordinances. Lot #1634: Members asked about the possibility of having the garbage area open 24/7 and loosening dog restrictions.

2. Proposed bylaw amendment Article IV, New Section, “Owner Rental Rights and Restrictions”

The Association of Property Owners of The Hideout, Inc.

9. Vote to adjourn General Session and move to Executive Session at 10:48am. (Article X, Section 19 of the Bylaws)

PROPOSED BYLAW AMENDMENT

• Legal • Personnel • Contracts Motion made by Louis Delli Santi, seconded by Robert Tressler and passed 7-0. 10. The Board did not move to re-open to General Session. Motion to adjourn Executive Session at 11:44am. Motion made by Andrew Miller, seconded by Richard Guiffredo and passed 7-0. Respectfully Submitted, Caroline Mongelli, Executive Assistant ■

2022 Hideout Board of Directors Election Friday, September 30, 2022 at 4 p.m. Voting Closes Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 10 a.m. Vote Count at the POA Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 10 a.m. Annual Meeting at the Main Lodge

Proposed at Board of Directors Meeting on May 14, 2022

Article IV, Section 9 - Owner Rental Rights and Restrictions (NEW) 1.

Beginning January 1, 2023, the following guidelines for rentals shall be implemented and enforced: a)

“Short-Term Rental” shall be defined as any rental of a single-family dwelling for no more than 28 consecutive overnights.

b)

The rental period shall follow the calendar year of January 1 through December 31.

c)

Members desiring to rent their single-family dwelling on a short-term basis must enroll in the short-term rental program prior to any rental by submitting the necessary paperwork and the enrollment fee established by the Board of Directors.

d)

The initial fee to register for short-term rentals with The Hideout shall be $1,000.

e)

Enrollment in the short-term rental program must be renewed by members each calendar year prior to any rental in that year by submitting the renewal fee established by the Board of Directors and confirming the accuracy of the information on record.

f)

The annual fee to renew short-term rental enrollment with The Hideout shall be $500.

g)

Enrollment in The Hideout’s short-term rental program is not transferrable. If there is a change in ownership of a lot, any new owner desiring to rent their single-family dwelling on a short-term basis must begin the registration process anew prior to renting.

h)

Members must register each and every renter and anyone accompanying a renter into The Hideout through submittal of the necessary paperwork and applicable fee to The Hideout.

i)

No short-term rental agreements may be assigned, sublet, transferred or shared between two separate entities or parties.

j)

Any single-family dwelling registered for short-term rental that receives three (3) citations for violating any Hideout governing document within a calendar year shall be denied the ability to rent that property for one (1) year starting from the date the third citation was issued.

k)

The fee schedule for short-term rentals shall be determined by the number of nights a party is occupying the rental property as follows: 1-3 overnight = $150 4-7 overnight = $175 8-14 overnight = $205 15-28 overnight = $475

l)

Members may rent their single-family dwelling on a short-term basis no more than ten (10) times per calendar year.

m) The Board of Directors is empowered to only increase the fees set forth herein by majority vote after consultation with the Budget Committee.

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2022 Board Meeting Minutes - July 30, 2022 (continued from page 11) 3. Nominating Committee Meeting Report (CMR) re: candidate evaluations

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

4. Nominating Committee candidate evaluation template ■

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

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THE HIDEOUT OVERVIEW DUES - DEVELOPED DUES - UNDEVELOPED DUES - ADDITIONAL LOT WATER & SEWER PUBLIC SAFETY

POOLS

LAKES BEACHES MARINA

FOOD & BEVERAGE

1,292 Acres 1,384 Homes

2,600 Acres 2,000 homes

1,600 acres 1,130 homes

75 Miles Paved Roads $2,486.00 $2,009.00

$1,900.82 $1,090.20

$840 Membership/$2,336 HOA $620 Membership/$1,922 HOA

26 miles paved roads $2,209.00 $1,671.00

RS&W Developed $402/qtr RS&W Undeveloped $258/qtr

Water $117/qtr + Usage developed Sewer owner septic tanks

Central included with dues

Owner Responsible.

24/7 Public Safety 4 gates 2 heated, outdoor w/ lifeguards Swimteam

24/7 Security, Ambulance & Fire

1 motorboat nonpower recreational 4 aesthetic 2 swimming with lifeguards 1 w/ powerboat docks Dry Dock Storage 4 Non-power boat launches Clubhouse w/ bar Tiki Bar (seasonal) Banquet Facility w/ bar Snack Shop (seasonal) Ski Hill Grill (seasonal)

ARCADES

a

RETAIL SHOP

2

3

2 Outdoor Indoor

4

2 interior lakes borders Lake Wallenpaupack

3

2 1 w/ docks

Private Country Club Orchard House Conference Center

Clubhouse Snack bar

CRAFTS

GOLF

WINTER ACTIVITIES

FITNESS

BASKETBALL COURTS PICKLEBALL COURT BOCCE BALL COURT SHUFFLE BOARD COURT HORSESHOE PITS VOLLEYBALL COURT RACQUET BALL BASEBALL FIELD DOG PARK ENVIRONMENTAL GARBAGE/RECYCLING

Clubhouse Restaurant & Pub

$1,870.00 $935.00

52 miles roads $1,597.00 $1,297.00

Sewer Improved $925 Sewer Unimproved $437 24/7 Security 2 gates 3 heated, outdoor

Public Safety EMS trained Gated 4

2 Recreational (260 & 90 acre)

2

2 1

4 5 Boat Launches

1 2 boat launch docks

Clubhouse

Banquet Room

3 Clubhouses 1 seasonal café

6 Playgrounds w/ picnic areas

6 playgrounds multiple parks grills 1 pavilion

Rental Shack

a

1 Indoor 1 Outdoor

1 3 Recreational

Store

1 1

1 1

1

1 1

1

1

a 1 3 1

1 RV & Tent Campgrounds Art Center Woodworkers Center Quilter's Room 9 hole course Pro Shop Golf Simulator Practice Net Chipping Green Mini Golf Course

Art Center

Craft Shop

18-hole course

Ski Hill & Rental Shop Snow Tube Run Lake Ice Skating Lake Ice Fishing Sauna Fitness Center

9-hole course

Skating Rink Sledding Hill

Hot Tub Sauna Room Fitness Center

Ice Skating/Roller blading

Steam

Miniature Golf

Ski Hill Tubing Run Ice Skating on Lake

Ice Skating

Fitness Center

Recreation Center Sauna

Fitness Center

Complex

6 Outdoor

5

6

2 Outdoor

2

6

1

1

2

1

1 1

a

GENERAL GAME COURTS TENNIS COURTS

1 2 Outdoor Aquatic Climb Wall - Outdoor Indoor Pool Indoor Spash Park 3 Lakes Fishing Pond

POCONO COUNTRY PLACE

ARROWHEAD LAKE

4,600 properties

Appletree Developed $300 sewer/$650 water Undeveloped $200 sewer/$200 water

a

COMMUNITY CENTER WORSHIP LIBRARY CAMPING

BIG BASS LAKE

5,000 Acres 3,271 Homes

COMPUTER ROOM YOUTH CENTER GAME ROOM

EQUIPMENT RENTALS

LAKE NAOMI/ TIMBERTRAILS

WLE

2,700 Acres 4,022 Lots 3,302 Homes 42 Miles Paved Roads $1,900.00 $1,900.00

4 Playgrounds 5 parks charcoal grills 2 pavilions Canoe, Kayak, Paddleboards, Paddleboats, Pro Shop Clothing Shop 1 0 1

PARKS & PLAYGROUNDS

HEMLOCK FARMS

6 Outdoor Indoor 2 Outdoor Indoor 2 Indoor Outdoor 2 Outdoor 2 Outdoor indoor 6 Outdoor 2 Outdoor 1 Outdoor 1 1 Outdoor Nature Trail - 2.7 miles Wooded Community Community Garden Drop Off Center 7 Days

2

10

a

1 3

1

a a

1 1

a 1 1 1 Hiking Trails Conservancy

1

Nature

Drop Off Center

The Hideout App will give you information on events happening in our community. The Hideout

2 2 2 Community Gardens

Hiking Trail

24-hour drop off

We have an App!

To download go to the App Store or Google Play and search “The Hideout” then look for The Hideout flower.

1 Beach

Trash Center

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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:

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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! ■

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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 6p.m.-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, RSVP (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,NMAC 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, RSVP (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 Pools & Beaches Close for the Season at 7pm Mon 5-Sep Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly Monday through Friday) 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., Nubia Malkin 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 6p.m.-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 Monday through Friday) Fri 9-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, RSVP (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,NMAC 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, RSVP (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 Monday through Friday) 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., Nubia Malkin 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 6p.m.-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 Monday through Friday) 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 Monday through Friday) 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., Nubia Malkin 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 6p.m.-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 Monday through Friday) 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 Monday through Friday) 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., Nubia Malkin 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 6p.m.-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 Monday through Friday) Fri 30-Sep Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free, Res Required (Weekly) ■


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O ctober R ecreation Activities

Sat

1-Oct

Flea Market, 9am-3pm, at Ski Hill (NO RAIN DATE)

Mon

Sat

1-Oct

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

Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Mon

Sat

1-Oct

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

Sun

2-Oct

Salvation Army Collection, RSC MPR, 9am-3pm

Mon

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

Sun

2-Oct

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Tues

18-Oct Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

Mon

3-Oct

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

(Tues., Fri.)

Mon

3-Oct

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

Wed

Monday through Friday)

Mon

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

3-Oct

(Weekly M, W, F)

Tues

Resort Worlds Catskills Casino Bus Trip – Leaves NM Art Center

4-Oct

9:30am, departs casino at 5pm

Tues

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

4-Oct

(Tues., Fri.) Wed

5-Oct

Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per

person (Weekly) Wed

5-Oct

Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Wed

5-Oct

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

Thurs

6-Oct

Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., NMAC

Thurs

6-Oct

Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP

Fri

7-Oct

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

Monday through Friday)

Fri

Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

7-Oct

(Weekly M, W, F)

Fri

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

7-Oct

(Tues., Fri.) Fri

7-Oct

Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Sat

8-Oct

HARVEST FESTIVAL, OSC, 12pm-4pm

Sat

8-Oct

Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Sat

8-Oct

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

Sun

9-Oct

Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon

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

Mon

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

Mon

Monday through Friday)

10-Oct Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly M, W, F)

Tues

Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

11-Oct

(Tues., Fri.) Wed

12-Oct Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per

person (Weekly) Wed

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

Wed

12-Oct Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Thurs

13-Oct Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP

Thurs

13-Oct Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., NMAC

Fri

14-Oct Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.) Fri

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

Fri

14-Oct Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Fri

(Weekly M, W, F)

14-Oct Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Sat

Monday through Friday)

Res. Required (Weekly)

15-Oct Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Monday through Friday)

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

19-Oct Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per

person (Weekly) Wed

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

Wed

19-Oct Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Thurs

20-Oct Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP

Thurs

20-Oct Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., NMAC

Fri

21-Oct Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.) Fri

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

Fri

21-Oct Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Fri

Monday through Friday) (Weekly M, W, F)

21-Oct Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Sat

22-Oct Halloween Party, 1pm-3pm, ISC (Co-sponsored by RE/MAX Best)

Sat

22-Oct Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Sat

22-Oct Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

Sun

23-Oct Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon

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

Mon

Monday through Friday)

24-Oct Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

(Weekly M, W, F)

Mon

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

Tues

25-Oct Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.) Wed

26-Oct Chair Yoga w/ Diane Rixner 10:30-11:30am in the MPR $5 per

person (Weekly) Wed

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

Wed

26-Oct Crafters 1 pm at Quilters Room (Weekly)

Thurs

27-Oct Advanced Pickleball Clinic with Ralph, 1pm-4pm, ISC, RSVP

Thurs

27-Oct Quilting with Janice Reservations required 2p.m.-4p.m., NMAC

Fri

28-Oct Open Play Pickleball 1-4pm RSC Indoor Courts $5 per person

(Tues., Fri.) Fri

28-Oct Walking for Wellness 8am-9am at the RSC Indoor Courts (Weekly\

Fri

28-Oct Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Fri

Monday through Friday) (Weekly M, W, F)

28-Oct Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 12-1pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Sat

29-Oct Trunk-or-Treat, 2pm-4pm, at Parking Lot Lodge

Sat

29-Oct Intro to Pickleball, Lessons w/ Pat 1-2pm RSC Indoor Courts Free,

Res. Required (Weekly)

Sat

29-Oct Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-4pm at RSC (Weekly)

Sun

30-Oct Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon

31-Oct Open Play Pool Lower level of Clubhouse 6-9 pm (Weekly)

Mon

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

Mon

Monday through Friday)

31-Oct Walking for Wellness 4-5pm at the RSC Indoor Courts

Sat

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

Sun

16-Oct Tennis Clinics & Lessons 10am-3pm at RSC (Weekly)

Mon

(Weekly M, W, F)

31-Oct After School Open Gym 3:15-5:00 pm (Weekly Mon., Wed.) ■


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Part-time Hideout resident Erica Mandell Receives A Prestigious Teaching Award Part-time Hideout resident Erica Mandell is being honored as the 2022 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year. Erica is currently the K - 8 Art Educator at McCall school in the Philadelphia School District. She is about to begin her 6th year at the school, her 9th year in the district, and her 12th year of teaching overall. In 2007 she received the High School Senior Scholarship Award, given by The Hideout Art Committee, and in 2012 she worked as the Art Center Coordinator at the Nubia Malkin Art Center. Joan and Victor Garber, long-time members of The Hideout since 1981, are her proud grandparents. Congratulations, Erica, on being recognized at the state level for your hard work and dedication! ■ Erica Mandell, Joan and Victor Garber

Pennsylvania Art Education Association To whom it may concern: I am pleased to inform you that Erica Mandell is being honored as the 2022 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Elementary Art Educator of the Year. PAEA, through a rigorous review process, has identified Erica as an outstanding leader in the field of art education. Her creative contributions, excellence in professional engagement, and dedication to service are meritorious and deserve our recognition. Erica Mandell will be recognized at the awards ceremony luncheon on Sunday October 30, 2022 at the Lancaster Convention Center in Lancaster, PA during the PAEA annual conference. Please congratulate this outstanding art educator. They stand out as a leader and are committed to the continued growth and collaborative efforts of art educators across the state of Pennsylvania. Thank you for your partnership in recognizing Erica as we all work together to advance the quality of art education across the commonwealth. We welcome you to share this good news with local news outlets. Sincerely,

Leslie Marie Grace Pennsylvania Art Education Association President Nebinger Elementary Visual Arts Educator Philadelphia Art Teachers Alliance Coordinator https://www.paea.org Instagram @PaArtEd Stay Creative!


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From The Pro Shop

By: Al Lutzi, Pro Shop Manager

O

ur operating hours are Monday - Friday from 8am till 5pm. Our Saturday, Sunday and Holiday hours are from 7am till 5pm. The club championships started on August 6th and are progressing along. The senior championships started on August 13th and are in progress. The HDA tournament will be held on August 27th and is currently sold out. The 9/11 Help a Hero will be held on September 10th. This is a nine hole event with a dinner dance held at the Lodge that evening. The fall classic will be held on September 17th .This is our last tournament of the season. We are having a golfer appreciation day on Sunday, September 18th, all golfers will receive a hot dog and liquid refreshments on the course at the flag pole. 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 winding down. They started on May 24th with a 9am start.

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Golf Tournament Calendar 2022

Tournament Date

Event

Saturday 9/10/22

9/11 Help-a-Hero

Saturday 9/17/22

Ciampa/Miles Fall Classic

Time

9:00 a.m. 9:00 9:00 a.m. a.m.

2022 HASG Golf

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 was held the first week of August. All the participant’s had a great time until the skies opened up on Friday. Remember you must arrange with the Pro Shop if you plan to play the course after 5pm. 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 5pm. ■

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

By: John and Audrey Martino It’s difficult to understand how quickly this summer has passed. It seems like just yesterday, we were getting ready to start the golf season and it rained the first four Thursdays! Then, the weather turned to our favor and what a season we had! Everyone in our league seemed to have a great time and just as I stated, everyone made new friends and some formed long lasting relationships here in The Hideout. This was in evidence at the Wade Preston concert which HASG threw for its members. What a concert it was! There were 150 members present as Barbara (the president) took in the maximum and filled the seats up until the last minute due to a few cancellations. I felt like the whole Lodge was filled with our golfers and it made me realize that Audrey and I knew almost everyone at the concert. As I observed all the people laughing and having a good time, I realized just how important this league is to the social atmosphere of The Hideout. This year we had 61 golfers and about 20 new members. Everyone was talking to each other at the concert and having a great time. At the time of this writing, we still have the HASG Luau on August 23rd to celebrate and our final golf luncheon on September 8th to complete the season. One thing I know, the promise I made to everyone at the beginning of the season, “that everyone would make new friends”, came true. So, if you want to have fun and make new friends, try us next year, for a noncompetitive fun golf season. Give me a call or text at 570 892-0545 or email me at jamartino414@gmail.com. You won’t be sorry! ■


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

reetings, With September now upon us, the sparse teasers of fall are here, and before we know it there will be snow to shovel. While the cold weather blues creep into the Northeast, there is still much to look forward to in The Hideout! 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. Presentations • Willy Wenner, lead scientist for our Deer Management program with APHIS

will be giving a presentation this September on our management goals, and why the program is effective. This program will aim to provide an understanding for the public on the ecological benefits, and health management of our local deer herd. • On top of our annual Deer Management presentation, the Delaware Valley Raptor Center will also be putting on a presentation this month to educate our residents on birds of prey in our area. o This is a great opportunity to learn more about the beautiful birds we see every day here in The Hideout such as eagles and red-tailed hawks. Committee Opening • One more opening is available in the Wildlife and Forestry Committee, the committee currently has 7 members, with a maximum capacity of 8 allowed. This committee is suited for those that have a vested interest in preserving native habitat within The Hideout, and looking after our local wildlife, ensuring that they remain in good health, and are properly managed.

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

Haliaeetus leucocephalus • Bald Eagles have long been a symbol for the United States, often representing strength, intelligence, and beauty. These birds at one time not so long ago, were endangered due to many factors, including poor stream quality, heavy deforestation, and reproductive harm due to pesticide usage. The Pennsylvania Game Commission began reintroducing bald eagles to the state between 1983, and 1989. This came after drastic improvement in Environmental conditions, and a reduction in the use of harmful pesticides. Following these efforts, bald eagles have since been removed from the endangered species list in 2007, and were listed as protected in 2014. Even though bald eagles are now thriving as a species, they can only be found in North America.

For information on this committee, please reach out to the Environmental Manager at: o 570-698-4100 x120 o pmatarazzo@thehideout.us ■

• Bald eagles are very impressive in appearance and stature, they can weigh up to 14 pounds, and boast a wingspan of up to seven feet. Many recognize these beautiful birds by the pure white heads and tails they develop. But these features are not attained until the bird is 5 years old, and reached maturity. Eagles will begin nesting on their own at the age of 5, and can live to be upwards of 30 years

old. Eagles have a yellow toned beak and feet and legs sporting razor sharp talons that are capable of disabling larger prey. While eagles are generally predators, they will scavenge and feed on fresh animal carcasses as well. It is not uncommon to see bald eagles consuming fresh roadkill deer throughout the area. This is a more common phenomena in the winter here in Pennsylvania, due to limited hunting opportunities for fish from ice cover on many lakes and streams. • Bald eagles can be found living in a plethora of different habitat types, but are almost always found living around a water source. Eagles consume, and prey upon a large number of fish to support their diet, while also predating waterfowl, small mammals, and even white-tailed deer fawns. Bald eagles are notorious for stealing fish from other predatory birds is well, they will often chase them until they have dropped whatever prey item they may have obtained. This falls right inline with many other predator-like traits, generalizing them as opportunists. • Bald Eagles lay their eggs between the months of February and April, the eggs will hatch after 35 days of incubation. On average bald eagles have one to three young per year. Unfortunately, all eggs do not hatch at the same time, causing some eaglets to be larger than others, which allows them to outcompete the other eaglets in the nest for food and nutrients. This is a prominent cause of mortality in newborn eaglets. • Lastly, many do not know that bald eagles are actually migratory birds. Many of the eagles we get to observe in Pennsylvania throughout August and September, even continuing into November, are actually southern eagles. Many juvenile eagles have been recorded migrating from the southern states, through Pennsylvania during the fall and winter months. Sources: • https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/ EndangeredandThreatened/Pages/BaldEagle. aspx • https://www.etsu.edu/cas/biology/eagle-cam/ ec_about.php#:~:text=Eagle%20eggs%20 hatch%20one%20to,the%20top%20of%20 its%20bill. • https://www.pennlive.com/ wildaboutpa/2011/06/bald_eagles_nests_ top_200_acro.html

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

• https://www.post-gazette.com/local/ region/2016/04/25/Bald-eagles-thriving-insouthwestern-Pa/stories/201604250016 ■


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THE HIDEOUT POA INC. ACTUAL VS BUDGET - ACCRUAL BASIS As of Jul 31, 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) 3,824 -

478,992 (19,442) 2,500 833

1 (1) 1,324 (833)

0.0% 0.0% 53.0%

440,625 (14,688) 2,708 -

3,386,481 (136,098) 40,036 -

3,352,950 (136,100) 9,000 5,831

33,531 2 31,036 (5,831)

463,374

462,883

491

0.1%

428,645

3,290,419

3,231,681

58,738

848 25

1,250 167

(402) (142)

-32.2% -85.0%

383 25

2,616 173

8,750 1,169

464,247

464,300

(53)

0.0%

429,053

3,293,208

3,241,600

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

15,707 2,111 15,515 21,675 18,258 47,080 4,969 160 4,190 102,264 22,049 109,548 255 32,333 64,655

9,884 2,125 26,294 24,625 15,946 34,250 1,630 819 396 3,666 36,745 15,188 51,595 1,250 25,000 20,158

5,823 (14) (10,779) (2,950) 2,312 12,830 3,339 (819) (236) 524 65,519 6,861 57,953 (995) 7,333 44,497

58.9% -0.7% -41.0% -12.0% 14.5% 37.5% 204.8% -100.0% -59.6% 14.3% 178.3% 45.2% 112.3% -79.6% 29.3% 220.7%

11,766 2,101 15,325 18,425 23,074 39,335 4,405 980 360 5,270 108,179 19,191 93,890 498 22,241 28,469

63,755 17,776 72,879 167,190 93,337 97,084 128,360 17,267 191 2,520 33,025 481,227 126,886 471,273 1,061 72,872 125,091

69,191 14,875 81,619 97,882 51,125 102,520 105,100 11,410 5,733 2,772 25,668 267,225 106,316 361,175 8,750 62,000 141,110

TOTAL AMENITY INCOME

460,769

269,571

191,198

70.9%

393,509

1,971,794

TOTAL INCOME

925,016

733,871

191,145

26.0%

822,562

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

139,333 2,864 24,433 12,576 101,024 57,319 17,789 33,769 10,784 165,898 943 21,469 138,617 15,636 102,131 39 31,021 18,561

124,615 1,141 17,691 4,552 15,775 38,334 8,944 24,701 6,249 144,665 759 35,183 129,529 14,865 77,025 833 11,014 26,142

(14,718) (1,723) (6,742) (8,024) (85,249) (18,985) (8,845) (9,068) (4,535) (21,233) (184) 13,714 (9,088) (771) (25,106) 794 (20,007) 7,581

-11.8% -151.0% -38.1% -176.3% -540.4% -49.5% -98.9% -36.7% -72.6% -14.7% -24.2% 39.0% -7.0% -5.2% -32.6% 95.3% -181.7% 29.0%

SUBTOTAL OPER. EXP. VAR.

894,206

682,017

(212,189)

45,543

5,833

939,749

NET DUES RELATED INCOME

1.0% 0.0% 344.8%

PRIOR YR ('21) ACTUAL 3,090,864 (102,813) 17,564 1,820

1.8%

3,007,435

-70.1% -85.2%

1,460 173

1.6%

3,009,068

(5,436) 2,901 (8,740) 69,308 42,212 (5,436) 23,260 5,857 (5,542) (252) 7,357 214,002 20,570 110,098 (7,689) 10,872 (16,019)

-7.9% 19.5% -10.7% 70.8% 82.6% -5.3% 22.1% 51.3% -96.7% -9.1% 28.7% 80.1% 19.3% 30.5% -87.9% 17.5% -11.4%

92,902 14,613 69,249 141,786 91,370 90,603 133,947 16,047 7,690 3,235 34,335 432,386 112,639 399,783 2,472 61,611 49,899

1,514,471

457,323

30.2%

1,754,567

5,265,002

4,756,071

508,931

10.7%

4,763,635

118,933 995 15,534 9,900 76,473 43,243 17,954 26,278 10,415 165,235 528 53,173 140,254 13,792 101,147 (221) 22,544 25,612

863,785 10,284 213,065 41,649 145,435 288,002 61,033 181,199 60,905 1,207,745 7,293 143,777 1,057,800 95,464 673,453 2,146 91,584 154,658

873,249 7,985 182,769 31,862 109,433 275,220 62,602 174,097 45,642 1,019,442 6,319 246,278 907,668 104,044 545,453 5,835 77,102 187,965

9,464 (2,299) (30,296) (9,787) (36,002) (12,782) 1,569 (7,102) (15,263) (188,303) (974) 102,501 (150,132) 8,580 (128,000) 3,689 (14,482) 33,307

1.1% -28.8% -16.6% -30.7% -32.9% -4.6% 2.5% -4.1% -33.4% -18.5% -15.4% 41.6% -16.5% 8.2% -23.5% 63.2% -18.8% 17.7%

766,732 7,493 190,743 30,471 127,803 238,738 62,857 161,264 49,173 1,036,596 5,143 221,688 878,577 87,416 531,089 1,229 90,176 142,152

-31.1%

841,789

5,299,277

4,862,965

(436,312)

-9.0%

4,629,340

(39,710)

-680.8%

46

65,775

40,835

(24,940)

-61.1%

1,134

687,850

(251,899)

-36.6%

841,835

5,365,052

4,903,800

(461,252)

-9.4%

4,630,474

EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION (14,733)

46,021

(60,754)

FEDERAL INCOME TAXES DEPRECIATION

129 90,900

129 90,900

(105,762)

(45,008)

INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS INCOME TOTAL NON-AMENITY INCOME

CONTINGENCY & OTHER TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE

NET INCOME (LOSS)

(60,754)

0.0% 0.0% -135.0%

(19,273)

(100,050)

(147,729)

129 90,000

905 636,300

906 636,300

(109,402)

(737,255)

(784,935)

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

(6,134) (996) 51,608

47,679 0.1% 0.0%

905 630,000

47,680

6.1%

(497,744)

YEAR TO DATE VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

AMENITY INCOME

OPERATING EXPENSES

SURPLUS/DEFECIT

133,161

1 -

Prior Year (2020) BUDGET

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

ACTUAL

VARIANCE FAV (UNF)

(123,626) (753) (24,433) 2,939 (79,349) (39,061) 29,291 (33,769) (5,815) (165,898) (17,279) (783) (36,353) 6,413 7,417 216 1,312 46,094

(114,731) 984 (17,691) 21,742 8,850 (22,388) 25,306 (24,701) (4,619) (143,846) (31,517) (363) (92,784) 323 (25,430) 417 13,986 (5,984)

(8,895) (1,737) (6,742) (18,803) (88,199) (16,673) 3,985 (9,068) (1,196) (22,052) 14,238 (420) 56,431 6,090 32,847 (201) (12,674) 52,078

63,755 17,776 72,879 167,190 93,337 97,084 128,360 17,267 191 33,025 2,520 481,227 126,886 471,273 1,061 72,872 125,091

863,785 10,284 213,065 41,649 145,435 288,002 61,033 181,199 60,905 1,207,745 143,777 7,293 1,057,800 95,464 673,453 2,146 91,584 154,658

(800,030) 7,492 (140,186) 125,541 (52,098) (190,918) 67,327 (181,199) (43,638) (1,207,554) (110,752) (4,773) (576,573) 31,422 (202,180) (1,085) (18,712) (29,567)

(804,058) 6,890 (101,150) 66,020 (58,308) (172,700) 42,498 (174,097) (34,232) (1,013,709) (220,610) (3,547) (640,443) 2,272 (184,278) 2,915 (15,102) (46,855)

4,028 602 (39,036) 59,521 6,210 (18,218) 24,829 (7,102) (9,406) (193,845) 109,858 (1,226) 63,870 29,150 (17,902) (4,000) (3,610) 17,288

(673,830) 7,120 (121,494) 111,315 (36,433) (148,135) 71,090 (161,264) (33,126) (1,028,906) (187,353) (1,908) (446,191) 25,223 (131,306) 1,243 (28,565) (92,253)

(126,200) 372 (18,692) 14,226 (15,665) (42,783) (3,763) (19,935) (10,512) (178,648) 76,601 (2,865) (130,382) 6,199 (70,874) (2,328) 9,853 62,686

(433,437)

(412,446)

(20,991)

1,971,794

5,299,277

(3,327,483)

(3,348,494)

21,011

(2,874,773)

(452,710)

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


THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER ACTUAL vs. BUDGET FOR THE MONTH ENDED: Jul 31, 2022

SEPTEMBER 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:

464,247 A

464,300 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

460,769

269,571

925,016 939,749

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

ACTUAL vs. BUDGET YTD PERIOD ENDED: Jul 31, 2022

(14,733) 91,029 (105,762)

YTD ACTUAL

0.0%

429,053

191,198

70.9%

393,509

733,871

191,145

26.0%

822,562

687,850

(251,899)

-36.6%

841,835

46,021

(60,754)

91,029 (45,008)

3,293,208 A

3,241,600 B

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

1,971,794

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING EXPENSE EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION DEPRECIATION & FEDERAL TAXES NET INCOME (LOSS) CURRENT YE PROJECTED SURPLUS (DEFICIT) AS OF Jul 31, 2022

(19,273)

(60,754)

0.0%

90,129

-135.0%

(109,402)

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

TOTAL NON AMENITY INCOME:

TOTAL INCOME

(53)

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

51,608

1.6%

3,009,068

1,514,471

457,323

30.2%

1,754,567

5,265,002

4,756,071

508,931

10.7%

4,763,635

5,365,052

4,903,800

(461,252)

-9.4%

4,630,474

(100,050)

(147,729)

637,205

637,206

(737,255)

(784,935)

ADJUSTED FORECAST

47,679

133,161

1 47,680

C

0.0%

630,905

6.1%

(497,744)

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

PRIOR YR (2020) ACTUAL

TOTAL TOTAL NONNON-AMENITY AMENITY INCOME: INCOME

5,563,100

5,556,600

6,500

0.12%

5,221,735

TOTAL AMENITY/OPERATING INCOME

2,824,309 D

2,544,986

279,323

10.98%

2,748,951

8,387,409

8,101,586

285,823

3.53%

7,970,686

8,709,310 D

8,365,032

(344,278)

-4.12%

8,035,848

(58,455)

-22%

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

(321,901)

(263,446)

1,092,351

1,092,351

(1,414,252)

(1,355,797)

0.0% (58,455) 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 $12k from budget due to poor weather season 2. Marina revenue adjusted down by $35k to align with budget 3. Pools & Beaches revenue adjusted down by $35k to align with budget 4. 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 $20.7k; expenses are $20.3k higher than budget due to extensive repairs 2. Maintenance rev down by $4.7K due to change in bulk garbage charges; expenses up by $168.3 due to unanticipated repairs and overtime 3. Administration revenue is up by $187k which offsets $150k overage on expenses 4. Clubhouse rev up by $85k; expenses up by $98k due to higher food costs and unanticipated repairs 5. Lodge/Tiki Bar revenue down by $41k; expenses are under budget by $63k 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 Jul 31, 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 **Facilities Maintenance Truck Body Maint #5

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 45,694 1,994

34,979

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

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

29,182

50,264 73,011 24,879 48,349 29,200 72,850

1,236

8,655

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

77,726 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 9,031

Cap Res 12,306 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 49,736 26,989 25,121 24,000 1,651 5,800 (22,850) 32,000 8,750 5,000 6,000 191,345 (12,726) 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) (9,031)

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

99,949 757,324

657,375

174,117 1,378,104

1,203,987


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SEPTEMBER 2022 • 53 HIDEOUT POA, INC. MEMBERSHIP BILLING & COLLECTIONS AS OF Jul 31, 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

%

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%

JULY AUGUST SEPTEMBER 3rd Quarter 2020

75,870 75,870

42 42

1.1% 0.0% 0.0% 1.05%

6,832,485

3,566

94.78%

APRIL MAY JUNE

YEAR TO DATE DUES COLLECTED

Budget 3640

13.1% 18.5% 47.0%

YTD Dues Analysis: $6,843,168 collected through Jul 31, 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

149,542

80,000

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV> -

VARIANCE

FAV<UNFAV>

69,542

% of $ Budgeted 100.00%

% of $ Budgeted 187%

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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Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force! founded on September 18, 1947

Happy Sweet 16 MacKenzie! We love you so much. Your growing up so fast. Love Mom, Craig, & Jacob

“Aim High, Fly-Fight-Win” Ryan’s Angels Second Annual Golf Tournament - July 23, 2022 by: Brian A. Carchedi

O

nce again, Ryan’s Angels took advantage of a beautiful day in our great community for the Second Annual Ryan’s Angels Golf Tournament. The Hideout Food and Beverage Staff were on point that day, from breakfast in the morning to dinner later that evening, and Drafts Bar and Grill generously donated the refreshments for both on course and the dinner. Throughout the 18 holes, golfers tried to win a cash prize of ten thousand dollars, a Ford F-150 or a Ford Explorer. Following the tournament, 120 guests descended on the Main Lodge. The evening’s emcee was Hideout Board

President Andrew Miller, who kicked off the festivities with the presentation of the Jack Ryan Community Service Award to Bob Weigand. Last year, we raised $5,000.00 after our first tournament. This year, the Board of Ryan’s Angels set the Goal of $10,000.00 to be donated to the Lake Ariel Fire Company after expenses, and we achieved it!!! I would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that this is no small feat for a non-profit in only its second year of existence to accomplish, and without your support, along with our sponsors, we wouldn’t have been able to reach that goal.

The Board of Ryan’s Angels would like to thank The Hideout employees, especially those in the Pro Shop and Food and Beverage - as well as the members who participated in making this event the success that it was. Next year’s tournament will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2023. In recognition of everyone’s hard work to make the golf outing such a success, Ryan’s Angels also hosted a Summer Picnic at the Outdoor Sports Complex on August 20. The fun-packed day included Lady and the Vets volunteering their time to entertain us with a great buffet prepared by Eddie V. (Big Dog Daddy).

The music, the weather, and the food were a big hit! Finally, we proudly announce our support of the Lake Ariel Fire Company’s new Capital Campaign to build a brand-new firehouse. The current firehouse was built in the 1940s and needs to be replaced with a modern facility to serve us for the next 100 years. Stay tuned for more announcements in this regard. For more information, visit our website at www.ryansangels.org or like our Facebook page to follow our calendar of events and announcements of things to come. ■


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S E P T E M B E R 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 THE END OF SUMMER By: Mark Darlow

What a lovely warm summer it’s been. Family visits some weekends some weeks. Fueling the dreams of children that bring. Joy and the laughter only kids can conceive, it’s their thing. Joking around and the songs that they sing. Hot dogs and burgers, pancakes and pies, watching the stars in the bright evening sky. Fishing and boating and floating in lakes. It makes for great times and sunburns that hurt. Corn fresh from the fields. Tomatoes ripe off the vine. Watermelon, and ice cream so cold and sublime. Smores made with marshmallows on a crackling fire that glows. Loving every moment with our Jane’s and our Joe’s. Moms and dads, uncles and aunts, grandmas and grandpas all do agree. That summer’s the time to gather and play. It’s hard to see summer once again go away. 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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Public Safety

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Public Safety

35

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Public Safety

17

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Public Safety

2

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Public Safety

8

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Public Safety

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Recreation

4

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Golf Maintenance

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Maintenance

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Maintenance

13

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Maintenance

1

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Clubhouse

1

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SEPTEMBER 2022 • 59 COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Wildlife and Forestry Committee Meeting Minutes - July 14, 2022

Committee:

the Sportsman club.

Present- Cathy Long, Joseph Piotrowski, Kathy Carpenter,

New Business:

Absent- Fred Sakacs ExcusedStaff/Board Liaison:

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.

Present- Paul Matarazzo, Jill Metschulat, Richard Yokum AbsentExcusedGuests: Start Time: 11:00 Pledge of Allegiance Motion to approve the Minutes: Approved by Cathy Long, Seconded by Joseph Piotrowski . Old Business: 1. Nature Trail: verify boot cleaners are useable. Committee members will walk the trail on July 18th to determine sign locations. 2. National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat: Paul will contact NFW to determine if the Golf course wetlands qualify for NFW certification. Possible area below club house may also qualify.

AREA WORSHIP SERVICES ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Mass Saturday 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584. ST. MARY’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 334 Saint Mary’s Church Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Mass Saturday at 4 p.m.; Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Father Stephen Stavoy. (570) 698-5584. SALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH, (United Methodist Congregation) 613 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin, PA 18428. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Reverend Dr. Jeff Rarich. (570) 689-6011. LAKE ARIEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 110 Maple Avenue, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 9 a.m. Pastor Don Gillchrist. (570) 226-6713. LAKEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 431 Purdytown Turnpike, Lakeville, PA 18438. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Pastor Don Gillchrist. (570) 226-6713. ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 564 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, PA 18427. Services of Holy Communion Sunday 10 a.m. in person and on Zoom. Reverend Ronald R. Miller, Ph.D. (570) 689-9260. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 815 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Pastor Mark Juengel. (570) 226-4835. GRACE RIDGE CHURCH, Sunday Service 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., 761 Terrace Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Reverend Michael Lyle. (570) 253-5451.

CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 803 8 Route 435, Elmhurst Township, PA 18444. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Communion on first Sunday of the month. Pastor Aaron Schappell. (570) 842-1454. FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1606 Route 507, Greentown, PA 18426. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Reverend Chè Weber. (570) 676-5861. HAMLIN ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 613 Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. Pastor Kenneth Claflin. (570) 689-2630. NEWFOUNDLAND MORAVIAN CHURCH, 985 Main Street, Newfoundland, PA 18445. Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Pastor Mark Newman. (570) 676-8201. TEMPLE BETH ISRAEL, 615 Court Street, Honesdale, PA 18431. Every other Friday Service 7:30 p.m. Rabbi Elliott Kleinman. (570) 253-2222. TEMPLE HESED, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. First Friday of the month Service 6 p.m., all other Fridays Service 8 p.m. Rabbi Daniel Swartz. (570) 344-7201. ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 405 Church Street, Hawley, PA 18428. Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Adam Reinhardt (570) 226-2411 Email: spelc@ptd.net CANAAN BIBLE CHAPEL, 30 Hemlock Road, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Sunday Service 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Pastor Daniel Henwood. 9 a.m. Sunday School (570) 937-4848. Home of Canaan Christian Academy.

3. Composter: The composter currently not be used by the Harvesters. Its anticipated there may be more use in the fall. A more extensive information sign regarding use of the composter will be posted. Maintenance will be asked to provide grass clippings for compost. 4. Deer management: Paul contacted APHIS regarding drone deer surveillance. At this time, they’re not utilizing drones. It was noted that the forest understory is increasing. The committee discussed improving the deer habitat thru forestry management. A discussion regarding potential tree species to accomplish that goal ensued. Discussed Elderberry cuttings from golf course. The food plot on the Miller Road property is being prepared for planting. Awaiting date for APHIS presentation. Eleven DMAP tags have been obtained. Six for wildwood, five for

1. Roamingwood garden: Sedges, Blue Stem, and Backed Eyed Susan where cut down by maintenance. Green garden stakes will be placed to allow identification of the plants. The weeds in the beds will require selective application of herbicide. 2. Turkey survey: Turkey have mainly been observed in the North Section. 3. Hideabout: Discussed future articles: Invasive Pests presentation, Success of deer management program. Photos of straw bales 4. Tree damage: Tree Savers established beetle colonies 5. New Committee Members: By unanimous vote the committee appointed Richard Long and Alex Grohl. Tabled: Standing Items: 1. Spotted Lanternfly: A presentation by Diane D. Master Gardner Coordinator is planned. No confirmed sightings. 2. Goose management: No action until the Spring 3. Native Vegetation Enclosure: Next year in May/June a high cutting around theperiphery will be required. 4. Deer birth control: No changes are likely. Committee agreed to remove Deer birth control from standing items. 5. Pharagmites: Last application of herbicide decreased the spread. Future applications are planned. 6. Nuisance Animals: A beaver was observed at Deerfield. It appears to have been traveling and there is no sign of continued damage or lodge construction. 7. Spongy Moths: No action 8. Feral Cats: C-Ally cat will trap as necessary. Questions & Comments: Motion to Adjourn: Approved by Joe Seconded by Cathy . End Time: 12:05 ■


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Join THE HIDEOUT TEAM! The Hideout POA, a Gold Star, four-season recreational, private, gated community in NEPA is seeking candidates for the following:

FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT Join a team that takes pride in providing members and guests with a great dining experience! The Hideout Clubhouse consists of a pub for casual dining or enjoy a fine dining experience in our restaurant. Our Chefs take pride in offering many seasonal as well as favorite American Cuisine dishes. Be a part of the Clubhouse Team. WE ARE SEEKING THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: • FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER • LINE & PREP COOKS • DISHWASHERS • BUSSERS • SERVERS • BARTENDERS • HOST/HOSTESS

FOOD & BEVERAGE MANAGER Oversee promotion of product to include food, beverage, alcohol, entertainment, presentation of FOH Staff,and customer relations. Create and institute creative and profitable menus and specials to ensure continued customer growth All positions must be available EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS: to work nights, • Mixology skills and management ability, particularly budget and inventory control. weekends, and holidays. • Must be neatly dressed and well-groomed to create a positive image among guests and employees. Take a personal interest in The Hideout and create a good example for employees to follow. • Improve staff morale and job performance, increase profitability

WE OFFER FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING.

• Possess proficient knowledge of liquor quality and preparation and keep updated on new or revised beverage receipts • Provide RAMP training to employees (Responsible Alcohol Management Program)


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PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT

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

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICERS FULL-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.

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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HELP WANTED The Hideout Sons and Daughters of Italy

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REAL ESTATE

Environmental Control Committee Meeting Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell By: REALTOR® Broker Associate Minutes - July 8, 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 Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 6/24/22: Approved as written. Motion: Ron Phelps 2nd Mike Burns Permits issued 6/24/22 – 7/7/22: Approved by unanimous vote. Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Larry Lieberher REVIEW/DISCUSSION Lot Violations/Citations: Process is ongoing. Emphasis is being put on overgrown vegetation. Signs & Road Striping: Committee agreed that this work looks good. Stormwater: Making good progress with several small issues that need to be addressed. Ridgeview Drive will be starting soon. Maplewood Swale is awaiting DEP Approval.

Lake Conditions: DSI has completed repairs to outlet structure. Additional work needs to be done downstream. DSI will be submitting a proposal. E.coli Levels: Levels have been good over the last couple of weeks. Discussing ways to control issue (i.e. vegetation, chemical, charcoal socks, aeration around beaches, filter boxes). It is not considered a chronic condition as the lake has been resolving its own issues. Will work on a plan if this is ever not self-resolving. Unauthorized Signs: Public Safety has indicated that “Kids at Play” signs are beginning to pop up. The committee discussed possibilities of handling this, including having the Hideout erect signs in key areas, and possibly installing speed bumps as part of the 2024 repaving project. Paul is working with Public Safety on this. EXECUTIVE SESSION

Meeting ended at: 9:40 am Motion: Larry Lieberher, 2nd Ron Phelps Next Meeting: Friday, 7/22/22, 9:00 at the POA Board Room

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here are buyers who follow feng shui principles. I’ve heard that the use of feng shui can work for us or against us, even when we are not aware of their existence. So keep these tips in mind.

Start with the front door. It is considered the “mouth of chi”( life force of all things) and one of the most powerful aspects of the entire property. Abundance, blessings, opportunities, and good fortune enter here. It’s also the first impression for buyers. Be sure the area around the front door is always clean, free of cobwebs and clutter. Lighting should be straight and properly hung. Let’s move on to the windows. A pet peeve of mine, which I inherited from my mother, is dirty windows. Since the windows are considered to be the eyes of the home, it is really important to keep them clean. This may mean hiring a professional window cleaner to get to those cathedral windows. Aside from the Feng Shui, I can tell you from experience that when a buyer sees dirty windows, they start thinking about how on earth do we keep those clean. Just get it done,

your home will sparkle and the view will be optimally displayed. It is a small investment, but will make a huge difference in the way your home is remembered. The bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection. Place it farthest from and facing toward the entryway of the room. Diagonally in the farthest corner is supposed to be the best! Painting the room in soft tones of green, blue and lavender promote serenity, relaxation, and romance...and who couldn’t use more of that! Since the dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness, make sure the table is clear and uncluttered during showings. If you have an attractive tablecloth, use it to enhance the look of the table. It will also soften sharp corners, a feng shui staple. Here’s a no-cost tip. Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains in the home. So, keep the toilet seats down and close the doors to bathrooms. This keeps the good forces of a home in. Now that was easy! ■

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Environmental Control Committee Meeting Minutes - July 22, 2022 Call to Order at: 9:00 am Pledge of Allegiance:

Stormwater: Large Projects: Grandview should be starting next week, Ridgeview will be next. Maplewood is still awaiting the DEP.

Present: Larry Lieberher, Ron Phelps, Paul Spiese, Dennis Polhamus – Facilities Manager, Paul Matarazzo – Environmental Pop-up Camper turned into Trailer: Allowed as regulation say we can have Manager, Tina Fairfax trailers. Excused: Mike Burns – Chairperson, Rich Outlet Structure: DSI has completed Guiffredo - Board Liaison initial work and has submitted proposal for Motion to approve the meeting minutes the next phase. of 7/8/22: Approved as written. Motion: Ski Hill: Discussion of upgrades that have Ron Phelps 2nd Paul Spiese been made and what is still needed. Permits issued 7/8/22/22 – 7/20/22: Approved by unanimous vote. Motion: Ron Phelps, 2nd Paul Spiese EXECUTIVE SESSION Meeting ended at: 9:35 am REVIEW/DISCUSSION Lot Violations/Citations: Ongoing effort in conjunction with Public Safety.

Next Meeting: Friday, 8/12/22, 9:00 at the POA Board Room ■

The Speed Limit in The Hideout is

25 MPH

unless otherwise posted

25

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Communications Committee Meeting Minutes - August 22, 2022 The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m. Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Terri Letteratis, Eileen Simon, Lyle Britton, Judy Britton, Bernadette Zumbo, Lisa Green, Community Relations Manager Excused: Lou Delli Santi Minutes of the last meeting approved by Judy Britton, seconded by Lyle Britton Old Business: 1. A box listing the abbreviations was added to The Hideabout Extra 2. Lyle presented the Pennsylvania regulations on how an HOA can foreclose on properties delinquent in their HOA Fees. He will forward this information to The Hideout management for their perusal. 3. We will contact Recreation regarding opening the gate to the bathrooms from the Main Pool to keep it on their agenda for 2023. To add a badge checker at this gate to avoid people from entering without a pool pass 4. Penn Dot is still reviewing front entrance plans. New Business and items of Discussion: 1. Regarding the front entrance, a discussion was had about the plans to

keep “The Hideout Tower” as part of the new entrance. It is a widely recognized sign that should be rebuilt, and many members feel that this is a real ICON of The Hideout. We will have further information regarding the front entrance design in the future. 2. Questions have been raised as to the requirements of lifeguards at the beach and pools. We will reach out to John Boandl for clarification. 3. It was suggested that the agenda for the board meetings be sent out in an email blast after the board workshop and before the board meeting so that members know what will be discussed and voted on at the board meeting. 4. Any specific questions regarding activities, permit requirements, event schedules, etc. should be directed to the specific department manager. You can find their contact information on the website and in The Hideabout. 5. Kayak racks at the Marina need a sign with “ NO Parking” in front of them. Members can not access their kayaks because of cars blocking the racks. 6. Signs around the community are obstructed due to trees and bushes. Maintenance will be notified to correct it. Meeting adjourned at 1:15 p.m. Next Meeting - Monday, October 3, 2022, @ 11:30 in the POA ■

THE HIDEABOUT NEWSPAPER

Salem Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - July 12, 2022 The meeting was called to order at 6:30PM by the Chairman he asked for all to give a moment of silence for recently passed Clare Madden Township Park Chair. The Pledge of Allegiance was then recited with all members present. The minutes of the CBDG Hearing were approved as presented on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. The minutes of the regular monthly meeting were approved as presented with no comments or corrections on a motion made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. The Planning Commission meeting minutes were then read. Sub-division: Lot consolidation of the Schwickrath properties was reviewed and comments addressed. Motion to approve was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor. Correspondence: Wayne County Commissioners advised of an upcoming meeting to discuss CARES Funds and potential projects. Real Estate Transfer for the month of June was received in the amount of $ 21,102.52. DMS Engineering wrote advising of the Neville Trailer Park update and tentative start up date for sewage plant in July or August. Bills were reviewed and a motion to approve and pay as presented was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. New Business: Tire Dumping off the Mt Cobb Hwy was noted. DEP had written the Township questioning ownership and were provided the owner’s name Dennis Smith. Mr. Smith advised DEP he had the Township permission and was putting in a used tire business. The Township has never approved or been advised of the change in use at this location. Supervisors on a motion made by Vincent Rivezzi and 2nd by Robert Wittenbrader with all in favor will have Attorney Treat write a letter to the property owner noted clean up required and to contact the Township with his plans. Old Business: Outlook Construction Stormwater concerns. Attorney Treat reviewed area of Stormwater in the

pending land development in Jefferson Township. The Stormwater retention is planned for a small piece of property located in Salem Township. The parcel is a land locked lot which is against Salem Township ordinance. Attorney Treat noted concerns of lack of maintenance in the future. He noted that the area needs to be accessible for future repairs and maintenance and deeded to the property owners so that someone will be responsible in the future. Motion to send letter to Outlook Construction developer for this project made by Robert Wittenbrader 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Truck Sale discussion the 2007 Freightliner did not sell online. Supervisors decided to hold for now and maybe readvertise in the fall. Short Term Rental ordinance public discussion as advertised was then held. Purpose of the ordinance as set is the basic, health, and safety. Township regulations does not supersede local HOA’s is more stringent. Larry Frotten of the Hideout POA noted the regulations going in the Hideout 1/1/2023. Mr. Frotten noted he would like the Township to inspect for safety and occupancy. The Township will also inspect sewage where applicable for occupancy load. Violations will be cited. Indian Rocks POA limits the number of Short term rentals based on the number of homes in the community. They also allow only a 3-violation maximum after that your permit will be revoked. Enforcement may be in house or third party. Hideout Security would handle a lot within the community. Attorney Updates: None Public Time: Concerned resident over cell phone coverage asking if plans were being made for additional cell towers. Advised none at this time but the county was working on plans and the Hideout noted they planned on one close to the Stockfarm Road entrance. He also asked about trash cans in the park. With no other business a motion to adjourn was made by Merel Swingle 2nd by Vincent Rivezzi with all in favor. Meeting adjourned at 7:15PM Respectfully submitted, Jennifer Wargo Secretary/Treasurer ■


3rd Recycling Compactor Small Genie Lift (propane or electric for indoor use) Electrical for Gas Containment area Line Striping Machine (to do work in-house) Concrete work-Loading dock, Quilters, RSC, Trash/Recycle Replace Pickup Truck #9 Replace Pickup Truck #8 Road Paving-Major Maintenance Road Paving - RS&W - Funding 10 Yr Ph II (9 of 10) Stormwater Maintenance Allocation Vegetation Management/Tree Removal

FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES FACILITIES

Install gates on exit lanes at Main & North gates/Main Gate Project 4 Windows 2019 Server 16 cores Battery Backup for Rec Center ManageEngine Patch Connect Patch Plus/Ccleaner Sophos Firewall and Support Renewal (1 yr) Docstar support (1 yr) 2 Battery Backup for POA Server room Computer Inventory Sophos Anit-virus (1 yr) Unitrends Recovery Series backup server

Vertex Aeration @ entrance pond Water Meters at Deerfield & Big Spring Pond Windemere Dam Rehab - completion

Fryer Oil Disposal Unit Sheet pan rack Filtration for fryers Walk-in Outdoor refrigeration unit Avantco Commercial Reach-in Refrigerator Char Broiler with Cabinet Deli Slicer for Lodge Pitco Solofilter solstice Supreme Floor Fryer

2 Lifeguard Chairs at Main pool Repair concrete around Main and Kiddie pool

Upgrades & additions to existing CCTV cameras Upgrade/Replace alarm systems at Main Lodge and RSC Replace Patrol Vehicle 101 Upgrade/Replace CCTV Camera systems Marina and RSC Installation of POA generator to be moved to Public Safety

ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION ADMINISTRATION

LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL LAKES & ENVIRONMENTAL

LODGE LODGE LODGE LODGE LODGE LODGE LODGE LODGE

POOLS & BEACHES POOLS & BEACHES

PUBLIC PUBLIC PUBLIC PUBLIC PUBLIC

Finalize Tiki Bar expansion Kegerator for Tiki Bar Three door commercial Refrigerator Replacement furniture for Tiki Bar

TIKI TIKI TIKI TIKI

SUBTOTAL of EXPENDITURES PLANNED - New Capital & Capital Reserves

Unbudgeted Capital projects Unbudgeted Capital projects

To be determined To be determined

Fryer Oil Disposal Unit Fryer for Ski Hill Grill

SKI HILL GRILL SKI HILL GRILL

BAR BAR BAR BAR

Skl Hill replacement equipment (Skiis, snowbards) Ski Hill - Replace one snow gun

SKI HILL SKI HILL

210,000

15,000

1,000

18,000 New boats & boat rack Main Beach (10 kayaks, 10 paddleboards, 5 canoes and new rack)

LAKES & MARINA

1,951,300

1,741,300

40,000

60,000 2,500 5,000 12,000

4,500

15,000 30,000

50,000

Art Center interior remodel

ART CENTER

9,000 30,000

15,000 20,000 55,000 80,000 20,000

10,000 100,000

2,000 2,000 2,500 16,000

20,000

150,000 3,500 4,100 5,000 5,500 6,000 8,200 10,000 10,000 24,000

100,000

40,000 67,000 67,000 175,000 200,000 100,000 50,000

22,000

2,500 3,000 33,000 55,000

Sound System for ISC Floor Scrubber for ISC Treadmill for Fitness Center Art Center Playground (replace equipment)

3,000 14,000

1,000 1,000 5,000 20,000

6,000 2,000

35,000

6,000

32,000 30,000

1,000 5,000 15,000

CAPITAL RESERVE

CAPITAL

Expenditures NEW

RECREATION RECREATION RECREATION RECREATION

SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY SAFETY

28 EZ-Go Golf Carts (lease expired) Cart path replacement

GOLF MAINTENANCE GOLF MAINTENANCE

MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE

Fryer Oil Disposal Unit Filtration for fryers Walk-in for additional storage Reach-in Freezer in Wait Station area Replace two-door reach in refrigerator Update Clubhouse bathrooms Replace Clubhouse deck with Trex

DESCRIPTION

CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSE CLUBHOUSE

DEPT.

2023 PROPOSED CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET

THE HIDEOUT P.O.A.

2023 Proposed Budget

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2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

2023

THE HIDEOUT P.O.A.

2023 Proposed Operational Budget

330,909

54,000

112,458

58,150

15,000

4,553,396

423,038

719,239

107,099

37,547

28,200

71,426

15,000

30,850

13,725

6,000

5,500

10,750

72,000

98,100

2,000

352,737

178,700

7,500

142,200

55,000

15,925

11,500

214,414

226,151

8,500

18,000

51,750

177,330

25,000

11,000

110,000

3,900

320,000

35,200

10,500

4,950

3,300

32,506

87,740

36,534

78,330

8,983,054

40,000 85,000 1,000 9,109,054

2,928,810

151,994

5,785,250

282,563

77,482

45,300

51,075

15,000

4,330,215

378,337

696,198

114,073

29,809

28,200

54,000

15,000

29,350

12,000

6,250

9,500

11,250

76,150

92,800

2,500

305,506

153,250

7,500

136,550

47,500

15,225

8,520

195,315

215,191

8,500

16,750

42,450

143,625

22,500

11,500

120,000

10,000

225,000

38,085

10,000

3,450

2,300

27,950

58,700

34,716

77,900

8,295,035

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

2,544,986

200,000

5,514,600

80,000

85,000

15,000

10,000

48,346

8,700

34,976

7,075

-

223,181

44,701

(6,974)

23,041

-

7,738

17,426

-

1,500

1,725

(250)

(500)

(4,000)

(4,150)

5,300

(500)

47,231

25,450

-

5,650

700

7,500

2,980

19,099

10,960

-

1,250

9,300

33,705

2,500

(500)

(10,000)

(6,100)

95,000

(2,885)

500

1,500

1,000

4,556

29,040

1,818

430

688,019

(30,000) (15,000) (551) 642,468

383,824

(48,006)

270,650

-

20,000

-

13,000

-

3,000

0

642,468

7.6%

0.0%

20.0%

0.0%

86.7%

0.0%

25.0%

-24.0%

4.9%

15.1%

-42.9% -15.0% -35.5% 7.6%

8.3%

0.6%

5.2%

49.5%

16.3%

43.5%

43.5%

5.0%

-7.6%

-61.0%

42.2%

-8.3%

-4.3%

11.1%

23.5%

21.9%

7.5%

0.0%

5.1%

9.8%

35.0%

4.6%

15.8%

4.1%

0.0%

16.6%

-20.0%

15.5%

5.7%

-5.4%

-42.1%

-4.4%

-4.0%

14.4%

5.1%

0.0%

32.3%

0.0%

26.0%

-6.1%

3.3%

11.8%

5.2%

0.0%

13.9%

19.2%

45.1%

17.1%

%C HAN GE

Annual Total Comparison Account Description COST - FOOD COST - BEER/LIQUOR RESALE MERCH SPECIAL EVENTS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXP SALARIES & WAGES PAYROLL TAXES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WORKERS COMP ADMINISTRATIVE EXP AUDIT BANK & CREDIT CARD CHGS BOARD/COMMITTE EXP CHEMICAL SUPPPLIES COLLECTIONS CONF/MEETINGS DONATIONS-EMERG SERV DUES/SUBSCRIPTION ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FUEL/TRAVEL INSURANCE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IT EXPENSE & HR System LANDSCAPING LAKES MANAGEMENT LEGAL & PROF. EXPENSE LICENSES MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL OFFICE & OPERATING SUPPLIES OIL, GAS & ELECTRIC OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING POSTAGE PRINTING REPAIRS & MAINT. ROAD REPAIRS SAND SNOW REMOVAL SOLID WASTE REMOVAL TAB MASTER EXPENSE TELEPHONE TOOL REPLACEMENT TRAINING MATERIAL TROPHIES UNIFORMS VEHICLE MAINTENANCE VEHICLE/EQUIP/GOLF CART RENTS WATER & SEWER SUBTOTAL BOARD CONTINGENCY & OTHER RESERVE EXP (INSECT SPRAY) FEDERAL INCOME TAXES TOTAL EXPENSES AMENITY INCOME ANNUAL ASSESS x 3650 ($1,585/$70 Incr) BUDGET SURPLUS CARRY FORWARD

85,000

100,000

28,000

10,000

2,000

15,000

-

8,466,586

VAR IAN CE

HISTORY OF ASSESSMENTS 2017

12/31/2022 Estimate

12/31/2023 Estimate

Estimate

12/31/2022

12/31/2023 Estimate 12/31/2021 Estimate

12/31/2022 Estimate

PRIOR YEAR COLLECTIONS CARRY FORWARD SURPLUS (INSECT SPRAY) LATE CHARGES ADMINISTRATION FEES

2,000

18,000

0

9,109,054

202 2 FINA L BUD GET

Hideout P.O.A. 2023 Proposed Budget Assessment & Fund Balance Report Description 330 55

1,585

35 70

1,970

350

100 50

1,900 3.7%

1,515

55 45

1,850 2.7%

3650

340

50 60

1,805 2.5%

3640

1,410

100 50

1,745 3.4%

3581

3625

395

40 45

1,695 2.9%

3510

3635

1,355

1,650 2.7%

3563

3635

395

New Capital Reserve 1,650

3665

3794

1,300

TOTAL 2.5%

3615

3765 4

355

$ Increase

3665

3904 139

1,240

% Increase

3633

3908 4

385

Budgeted Lots to Pay 3910 2

1,225

Actual Lots Paid/Taken 3914 2

Capital Reserve

Lots Billed 4

1,000

5,046,065

485,827

478,127

5,534,692

5,524,192

0

Lots Taken off the Rolls - Hideout & RSW 96.28%

OPERATIONS Amenity Expenses 85,000

9,109,054 -

1,741,300

$

1,752,300

$10,000 $

(2,800)

210,000

210,450

450

$

8,983,054

(7,700)

$

$

$

$

$

1,000

Reserve Expense (Insect Spray)

Expenses

93.11%

85,000

Expenses

$

40,000

Expenses

Board Contingency & Fees

8,983,054

93.01%

Annual Assessment

$

93.73%

18,000

151,994

5,785,250

Carry Forward Surplus (Insect Spray)

2,000

$

93.64%

$

Investment Income 28,000

Amenity Expenses

-

85,000 40,000

-

1,951,300 12,450

(10,500)

$ 11,071,804

$

5,048,865

Budgeted Lots to Pay %

Revenues Assessment x 3,650 Lots

Other Income

Carry Forward Surplus-2021

Late Charges Total

Taxes

CAPITAL RESERVE

Fees

Reserve Projects

35,000

NEW CAPITAL RESERVE

Reduction of Reserve

Total

Taxes & Fees

New Capital Projects

Expenses

Reduction of Reserve

Total

Taxes

7,190,500

TOTAL BUDGET - OPERATIONS & RESERVES

202,750

2,000

-

200,750

1,749,500

10,000

500,000

1,204,500

9,109,054

100,000

2,928,810

10,000

$

$

$

$

$

$

Administration Fees Amenity Income Prior Year Collections Total

Revenues Assessment x 3,650 Lots Investment Income Transfer Fees Prior Year Collections Total

Revenues Assessment x 3,650 Lots Investment Income Prior Year Collections Total

Revenues Assessment x 3,650 Lots

Compensation Plan Reserve

Reserve Expense (Insect Spray)

85,000

151,994

Board Contingency

Carry Forward Surplus-2021

38,000

Carry Forward Surplus (Insect Spray) Administration & Late Charges

Reduction of Reserve

Total

Taxes & Fees

Investment in Real Estate Company

Reserve Project Expenditures 2,000

53,000 500,000

Investment Income Other Income

$ 11,061,304

112,000

2,928,810

Transfer Fees Amenity Income Prior Year Collections Total

Notes: Dues increase of $70 for the year equates to $1.35/week and factors against inflation rate of over 9% in 2022 Lots budgeted increased by 10 from 3640 to 3650 Capital reserve projects were decreased from prior years to get close to a break-even

INVESTMENT INCOME MISCELLANEOUS TOTAL REVENUES BALANCED BUDGET

202 3 Prop osed BUD GET


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Account Description COST - FOOD COST - BEER/LIQUOR RESALE MERCH SPECIAL EVENTS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXP SALARIES & WAGES PAYROLL TAXES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WORKERS COMP ADMINISTRATIVE EXP AUDIT BANK & CREDIT CARD CHGS BOARD/COMMITTE EXP CHEMICAL SUPPPLIES COLLECTIONS CONF/MEETINGS DONATIONS-EMERG SERV DUES/SUBSCRIPTION ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FUEL/TRAVEL INSURANCE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IT EXPENSE & HR System LANDSCAPING LAKES MANAGEMENT LEGAL & PROF. EXPENSE LICENSES MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL OFFICE & OPERATING SUPPLIES OIL, GAS & ELECTRIC OUTSIDE MAINT. & ENGINEERING POSTAGE PRINTING REPAIRS & MAINT. ROAD REPAIRS SAND SNOW REMOVAL SOLID WASTE REMOVAL TAB MASTER EXPENSE TELEPHONE TOOL REPLACEMENT TRAINING MATERIAL TROPHIES UNIFORMS 92,519

1,027,995

26,130

130,321 7,260 34,500 67,188 33,250 350 25,500 12,500 11,500 2,525 2,550 14,510 22,940 -

SUBTOTAL

1,516,164

1,516,164

4,626

TOTAL EXPENSES

(1,397,181)

118,983

118,983

SUBSIDY

TOTAL REVENUES

AMENITY INCOME

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

PUB LIC SAF ETY

-

14,320

143,201

15,491

287,602

287,602

(207,027)

80,575

15,491

7,430

22,921

80,575

4,626

-

1,250

600

-

-

-

500

-

-

-

-

-

30,250

-

-

-

27,709

6,500

-

2,000

-

-

-

-

-

33,594

2,750

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,500

5,738

12,064

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

SKI HILL

22,921

4,626

1,200

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,500

-

-

-

3,200

300

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,665

LAU REL PAR K

-

94,091

156,700

156,700

62,609

62,609

-

3,604

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,500

-

-

-

5,000

4,500

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

22,142

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

772

-

1,907

21,184

LAK ES & MAR INA

-

10,800 20,000 15,000 24,873

248,729

9,563

15,430 3,660 1,200 16,186 575 11,850 35,227 12,500 2,500 925 1,800 1,000 1,100 4,500

195,643

195,643

160,375

445,847

445,847

8,429

110,250

160,375 (85,393) (285,472)

110,250

4,626

950

-

1,000

600

-

-

200

-

-

-

4,750

-

3,500

-

-

-

11,250

4,750

-

1,000

-

-

-

-

-

8,169

-

-

-

-

-

-

9,850

-

-

-

1,500

8,078

-

13,420

-

REC REA TION

122,000

POO LS & BEA CHE S

89,938

999,316

32,387

189,564 4,250 45,000 32,067 1,600 7,500 4,000 45,000 16,000 8,500 52,500 25,000 110,000 320,000 2,100 4,600 10,000 60,500 8,429 2,068,251 2,068,251 2,500 2,500

-

4,250

4,250

10,910

10,910

4,626

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,200

-

-

-

3,500

1,050

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

534

WOO D SH OP

80,564

895,157

1,937

210,426 12,152 28,200 71,426 15,000 13,725 5,500 10,750 5,500 5,250 95,285 142,000 55,000 11,500 42,500 14,250 7,500

15,500 8,500 25,500 500 500 -

382,153

1,782,551

1,782,551

8,429

382,153

640,000

640,000 49,000

49,000

-

-

400

400

-

900

-

250

-

-

-

-

-

850

-

-

-

-

2,250

-

5,000

-

142,200

-

-

-

-

500

72,000

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

500

5,561

24,156

11,562

115,624

-

-

-

-

-

LAK ES & ENV IRON MEN TA L

(6,660) (333,153) (1,142,551)

218,030 17,500

44,029

440,289

-

26,000

9,332

6,509

35,824 3,725 400 33,594 1,200 42,165 42,663 20,255 1,300 3,500 1,000 3,046 300 -

192,783

192,783

775,553

#######

#######

8,429

190,900

775,553 (1,883) (252,363)

190,900

-

-

-

-

-

500

-

1,900

-

-

-

-

-

-

44,250

2,500

-

-

1,500

-

-

-

-

-

1,850

-

-

500

-

-

-

500

-

-

-

-

-

350

198

25,716

103,687

-

-

-

-

SE

78,158

CLU BHO U

-

COM MUN ITY REL ATIO NS

-

1,100

5,000

5,000

3,900

3,900

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,900

TAB MAS TER

(36,262)

113,703

113,703

149,965

149,965

-

-

-

-

-

-

500

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,750

-

-

-

-

6,824

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

1,232

13,378

6,755

71,287

-

-

-

-

47,239

LOD GE & SK SNA I CKB ARS

(73,186) SUBSIDY

Account Description

268,500 TOTAL REVENUES

268,500 AMENITY INCOME

341,686 TOTAL EXPENSES

341,686 SUBTOTAL

8,429 WATER & SEWER

- VEHICLE/EQUIP/GOLF CART RENTS

- VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

- UNIFORMS

- TROPHIES

- TRAINING MATERIAL

1,900 TOOL REPLACEMENT

- TELEPHONE

- TAB MASTER EXPENSE

- SOLID WASTE REMOVAL

- SNOW REMOVAL

- SAND

- ROAD REPAIRS

12,650 REPAIRS & MAINT.

- PRINTING

- POSTAGE

- OUTSIDE MAINT. & ENGINEERING

40,195 OIL, GAS & ELECTRIC

9,250 OFFICE & OPERATING SUPPLIES

- MEMBERSHIP MATERIAL

1,500 LICENSES

- LEGAL & PROF. EXPENSE

- LAKES MANAGEMENT

- LANDSCAPING

- IT EXPENSE

- IRRIGATION SYSTEM

19,240 INSURANCE

- FUEL/TRAVEL

- ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

- DUES/SUBSCRIPTION

- DONATIONS-EMERG SERV

- CONF/MEETINGS

- COLLECTIONS

- CHEMICAL SUPPPLIES

- BOARD/COMMITTE EXP

- BANK & CREDIT CARD CHGS

- AUDIT

400 ADMINISTRATIVE EXP

1,742 WORKERS COMP

25,092 EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

9,194 PAYROLL TAXES

102,154 SALARIES & WAGES

- INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR EXP

10,000 SPECIAL EVENTS

- RESALE MERCH

34,300 COST - BEER/LIQUOR

65,640 COST - FOOD

LOD GE & TIKI BAR

THE HIDEOUT P.O.A.

6,200 -

2,150

4,793

47,937 1,840 8,551 2,500 7,074 550 4,626 86,221 86,221 24,100

FAC ILIT IES MAN AGE MEN T

(2,065,751)

ADM INIS TRA TION

2023 Proposed Operational Budget

14,870

165,217

4,258

37,268 900 21,000 8,000 9,926 2,000 300 5,225 7,583 13,125 3,750 950 750 500 8,429 304,051 304,051 -

24,100 (304,051) (62,121)

-

ART S& CRA FTS

Departmental Itemization

19,500 4,962

49,621 1,154 350 2,596 2,750 1,200 900 500 -

25,780

109,313 109,313 205,500

96,187

205,500

-

GOL F MAI NTE NAN CE

-

GOL F OPE RAT ION S


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Ski Lift Tickets Day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Night (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) Combo (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.)

Child 11.00 8.00 11.00

6& Under free free free

SKI HILL

70+ free free free

(570) 698-4100, ext. 170

2023 AMENITY FEE GUIDE (may be

Member 20.00 15.00 25.00

Student Guest* 6.00 30.00

subject to change)

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

Member 25.00 12.50 15.00 300.00 150.00 12.50 25.00 12.50 8.00 25.00

Dockspace Full Season Dockspace Full Season-Pontoon Boats

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

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

750.00 800.00

155.00 80.00

100.00 55.00 20.00 35.00 100.00 100.00

24.00 22.00 n/a 13.00 11.00

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

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

WOODWORKERS

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

Annual Membership Fee

300.00 360.00 600.00 400.00 800.00

Non Reciprocal

Member 40.00

Member 20.00 14.00 55.00 300.00 750.00 60.00 100.00 155.00 30.00

Guest n/a n/a

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

330.00 390.00 650.00 430.00 850.00

With Reciprocal

Guest 75.00

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

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

Ski Rentals Day (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) 23.00 Night (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) 21.00 Combo (9 a.m. - 9 p.m.) 32.00 Season 100.00 (ALL SKI RENTALS REQUIRE PURCHASE OF A LIFT TICKET) Ice Skate & Ice Fishing at Brooks Late - at your own risk

150.00 350.00

Individual Season Lift Pass Family Season Lift Pass

35.00 45.00 20.00

Ski Lessons Private lesson (1 hour) Semi-Private (2) (1 hour) Group Lesson (1 hour)

15.00

Snow Board Rentals Day 26.00 Night 21.00 Combo 30.00 (ALL SNOW BOARD RENTALS REQUIRE PURCHASE OF A LIFT TICKET)

Adult Guest 8.00 40.00 55.00

Tubing Rentals

Student* Member 4.00 15.00 70.00

55.00

n/a 205.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160

Adult Member 5.00 20.00 35.00

72.00

165.00 230.00

INDOOR RECREATION

Daily Weekly 50.00

36.00

90.00 120.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 165

Monthly

45.00

100.00 160.00

FITNESS CENTER

6-Month Yearly

Tennis Lessons Available

10 Visit Pass *Students Ages 14-23.

3.00

Reservations needed for all court use. All Fees must be pre-paid. Miniature Golf (Per game)

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

100.00 150.00 100.00 100.00 150.00 60.00

Member

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Guest

MARINA & BOAT STORAGE

Ext 160

100.00

15.00 n/a 200.00

No Charge

OUTDOOR TENNIS Member

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Court Hour Reservations needed for all court use. 12.00 150.00 175.00

Ext 153

FACILITY SITE RESERVATIONS

Tennis Clinic Junior Tennis Program Instructional Tennis Camp

Clubhouse - Lower Level Game Room 150.00

16.00 14.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 n/a 2.00 11.00 30.00

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

**** A Fine will be assessed if Facilities are not left clean****

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

12.00 10.00 8.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 2.00 13.00 30.00

18 Holes Member Guest

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

9 Holes Member Guest

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

Guest 5.00 n/a n/a

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

HIDEOUT CAMP PROGRAMS

Member 20.00 45.00

NUBIA MALKIN ART CENTER

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

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 Member No Cost 65.00 18.00

18.00 25.00 75.00 n/a n/a

LAUREL PARK - CAMPGROUND FEES

15.00 20.00 65.00 75.00 40.00

n/a

AQUATICS

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

35.00

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

Additional Children

260.00 70.00 No Cost 20.00 18.00 16.00 n/a

COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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

185.00 40.00 No Cost 20.00 18.00 16.00 60.00

(570) 698-4100, ext. 300

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

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Member

SKI

per Month Varies

+ 6 mo sus + perm ban

100.00

subject to change)

VIOLATION

PERMIT FEES

Fine.

NON-TRAFFIC

45.00

n/a

150.00 150.00 150.00

300.00

300.00 300.00 300.00

Offense

150.00

300.00

Disciplinary

PUBLIC ORDER

150.00

150.00 250.00 1000.00

Purchase, Consumption or Transportation

of Malt or Brewed Beverages by Juvenile Littering Feeding of Wildlife

500.00

75.00 500.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 100.00 75.00 75.00 75.00

50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 150.00

1000.00

150.00 1000.00 150.00 150.00 150.00 200.00 150.00 150.00 150.00

100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 300.00

PET

Counter Clockwise Direction Reckless Operation of a Watercraft No Observer No Personal Flotation Device 100 Foot Rule Unregisterd Watercraft (Hideout and/or State) 30 Minute Docking Violation Underage Operation of a Watercraft Watercraft Anchored Within 100' of Swim Area

500.00 150.00 300.00

FISH & BOAT

Oversized Watercraft

250.00 75.00 150.00

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

No Boaters Safety Education Course Certificate No Fishing License Failure to Comply

300.00 500.00

Failure to Comply

Disorderly Conduct Public Drunkenness Harassment Theft of Service

Repeat

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

Member Generator (whole house or stationary) 20.00 Painting - Staining No Cost Re-Roofing No Cost Satellite Antenna 10.00 Siding (Vinyl, wood) No Cost Additions 100.00 Deck - New 75.00 Deck - Replacement 50.00 Dock/Bulkhead 60.00 Driveway (new or asphalt re-top) 50.00 Excavation/Demolition 40.00 Fuel Storage Tanks (Propane, Oil) 20.00 Garage - attached or detached 100.00 Gazebo 45.00 Major Landscape 40.00 New Home 600.00 Parking Pad 45.00 Patio 40.00 Pet Enclosure 10.00 Porch/Sunroom 100.00 Hand Railing 40.00 Retaining Wall 30.00 Shed 45.00 Tree Removal 20.00 Roof Mounted Solar Systems 15.00 New Home Lot - Trees Deposit 3000.00 Improvements to Lot without securing a Hideout Building Permit will result in the

(570) 698-4100, ext. 102

Sports Camps (2hrs/day 5 days)

(570) 698-4100, ext. 160 HILL 10% discount for multiple family members Ages: 3-6 Yrs 7-14 Yrs Per Child - 1 Day 25.00 23.00 Per Week - 1 Day 100.00 90.00 Full Season (No Refunds) 700.00 600.00 Tot Camp, Adventure Kids Camp and Explorers Camp are offered five (5) days per

2023 AMENITY FEE GUIDE (may be

(570) 698-4100, ext. 107

1000.00 2000.00 3000.00 12.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 20.00

Member 30.00 30.00 30.00 25.00 60.00 60.00 25.00 25.00 25.00 35.00 15.00 15.00 10.00 35.00 150.00 175.00 205.00 475.00 425.00 100.00

Hideabout Newspaper Annual Subscription 30.00 Web Classifieds - House for Sale by Owner, House for Rent 50.00 Hideabout Business Advertising - Contact Community Relations

REGISTRATION (570) 698-4100, ext. 300

1st offense 2nd offense 3rd offense

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

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

(570) 698-4100, ext. 166

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL

Member 150.00 150.00 50.00

25.00 25.00

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

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

1st Offense 2nd Offense Administration fine for repeat violations

(570) 698-4100, ext. 133

35.00 50.00 35.00 40.00 30.00 50.00 30.00 30.00

Member 10.00 50.00

BULK GARBAGE FEES

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

1st Offense violations corrected within 30 days will be rescinded. All ECC Citations must be corrected within 30 days or another citation will be issued. If the second citation is corrected with 14 days it shall be rescinded.

100.00 500.00 100.00 100.00 500.00 500.00 200.00 200.00

Disciplinary Committee for disposition.

Repeat violators will be subject to appearance and review by the

50.00

500.00

1st Offense

75.00 150.00

Repeat

Small Large

1st

Offense

250.00

TRAFFIC

Offense 75.00

200.00 350.00 500.00

50.00 250.00 50.00 50.00 250.00 250.00 100.00 100.00

150.00 100.00 175.00 250.00

250.00

Stop Signs & Yield Signs

250.00

26 TO 40 mph

125.00

350.00 700.00 1000.00

Dump Truck

PUBLIC SAFETY

VIOLATION

(570) 698-4100, ext. 149

Speeding

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

175.00 350.00 500.00

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

Speeding in a designated Safety Zone

41 TO 50mph 51 TO 60 mph Exceeding 60mph

Improper Passing

plus suspend

500.00 300.00 500.00 100.00 50.00 50.00 50.00 50.00

500.00 1000.00 1500.00

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

FIREWORKS Unauthorized use with exception of sparklers

1st off 2nd off 3rd off


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LOCAL COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS -AMERICAN LEGION POST 807

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

MEETINGS - 2nd Thursday of month,

Donations welcomed whenever the

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

shoppe is open.

members and old friends. -ST. THOMAS MORE/ST. MARY’S -KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS #7403

FOOD PANTRY - open 2nd & 4th

MEETING - 2nd and 4th Tuesday of

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

the month, 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas More Church Hall.

-HAMLIN FIRE & RESCUE BINGO Every Sunday & Wednesday at Bingo

-DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS

Hall (behind Hamlin Fire & Rescue on

WAYNE COUNTY CHAPTER #114

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

MEETINGS - 2nd Wednesday of

start 6 p.m.

month, 7:00 p.m. Cordaro’s Rest. Honesdale.

-LAKE ARIEL VOLUNTEER FIRE

John Miracle (570) 698-6816.

CO. - Drive-Thru Breakfast. Sunday, September 18 - 8 a.m. to Noon. The

-THRIFT SHOPPE - open 2nd &

Drive-Thru Breakfast includes Pan-

4th Saturday of month at St. John’s

cakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sau-

Episcopal Church in Hamlin,

sage Patties, Home Fries, and Syrup

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

and Butter. Lake Ariel Fire Station,

Wednesday after the 2nd Saturday

1381 Lake Ariel Highway. ■

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 ■

SEPTEMBER 2022 • 69

NEW

HIDEOUT MEMBERS Welcome to the NEIGHBORHOOD! Ken & Maureen Kelk Media, PA

Joshua and Jaime Sullivan Cinnaminson, NJ

Bryan Sangster Brooklyn, NY

Bill and Cindy Falone North Wales, PA

Ray Granda Lizette Nieves Bronx, NY

WELCOME!!

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

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

Home of the Lake Region Crematory


70 • SEPTEMBER 2022

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Lakes Committee Minutes - July 23, 2022 Chair: Iggy Rivera Members: Kirsten Dolan, Kent Fairfield, Steve Flapan, Bob Kravetz, Rick Nolte, Judy Restaino, Jeff Silverman Staff: Paul Matarazzo, Jill Metschulat Board: Andrew Miller Excused: Arnie Milidantri The meeting was called to order at 9:01 in-person and via Zoom followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved as written with a motion by K. Fairfield, a second by S. Flapan and approval by all (7-0-0). Nature Works: On July 7th and July 18th all three lakes and the entrance pond received algae treatments. Copper sulfate and Cutrine Ultra were used for all applications. Princeton Hydro: Princeton Hydro has been informed of issues with the Deerfield aeration compressor. Videos and recordings of faulty operation have been sent to Mike Hartshorne. One compressor has been turned off until the issue is settled. The quarterly Lake Water Quality surveys are scheduled to occur on Thursday, July 28th. Microbac Laboratories: E. coli testing has revealed low levels in all test sites since our previous failure. Test results have remained below 12 MPN/100mL on all testing sites for approximately one month. Since June 23rd when North Beach was closed, there have been normal levels of rain and low levels. On July 13th everything was below 1MPN. PADEP: A permit change application has been submitted for 2 no wake buoys to provide better coverage for Roamingwood Lake and on Holiday boat traffic. The plan for a buoy near the eagles’ nest was removed. This buoy might be used on holiday weekends, and one buoy was replaced in the southwest cove. The Facilities crew is awaiting our DEP

permit to repair and reconstruct the Maplewood Stormwater Swale leading into Roamingwood Lake. This is considered a natural watercourse, and limited work is to be performed. Diving Services Incorporated: Repair work on the outlet structure has concluded following the installation of the new actuator. Proposals have been submitted by DSI for downstream repair work to be done on the outlet structure gate (will be replaced), as well as an actuator downstem to be installed which allows control of the gate. Tabled: P. Matarazzo is still awaiting FWI proposal from Nature Works. This will be put off till next year. Budget replacement has occurred for DSI outlet structure repairs. Fall walleye stocking in Roamingwood has been tabled,

P. Matarazzo is looking into testing the waters where creeks flow into Brooks and Deerfield. He will talk to Scott Swingle about putting charcoal filters at the edge of his property. It is in the budget for next year. The carp barrier will be inspected at the end of the season. We would like to determine if more sterile grass carp are needed. J. Silverman asked about tape grass in Roamingwood, and P. Mattarazzo answered that so far there is not much but will be treated if it develops into a problem. The next meeting will be on August 27th. The meeting was adjourned at 9:27 with a motion by R. Nolte, a second by A. Miller and approval by all. Respectfully submitted, Judy Restaino ■

HASG presents

The Legends “Memories” October 2, 2022 ~ the Main Lodge 2 Performances ~ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. $30 per person Serving an Appetizer Buffet with a Cash Bar Call for reservations: Doris (570) 630-6149 Laura (908) 415-2130

COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES

Public Works Committee Meeting Minutes August 10, 2022 Call to Order: 10:00 Pledge of Allegiance 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 Guest: Larry Frotten-Community Manager Excused: William Pols Minutes from meeting on, July 10th, 2022, were approved by Lisa McKenna and John Casey

Discussion: The work to remove trees on Windemere dam should commence in late fall.

NEW SHOW!! The Legends are celebrating songs from 2004-2017

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DISCUSSION Recreation will now be included in all Public Works Meetings OLD BUSINESS LAUREL PARK PLAY GROUND- Swing set will be installed once we have the proper equipment MAPLEWOOD SWALE- Still on hold DOG PARK- All has been corrected POA GAS LINE- All has been corrected RSW TRIANGLE- All has been corrected ROAMINGWOOD PARKING LOT- A lot of weeds but area is not supposed to be touched. Will look into getting it cleaned up PROJECTS TIKI BAR- We had one bid and it was over budget MAIN GATE- Peters Consultants resubmitted out new plan designs. Waiting on review and approval. MAIN POOL- We have requested money for 2023 for repairs for both Main and North Pool. SKI HILL- We need to replace the transformer. That has been sent out to bid.

RESERVE STUDY- Peters Consultants will be assisting us with the Reserve Study. COMMITTEE MEMBER QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS • Bocce Ball Court needs gravel. • Getaway Park, on the left side there is a wash out and needs gravel. • Brooks Lake, we need a railing for steps leading to boat ramp. • OSC, lights are still out. • Bocce Ball equipment is left out. They should be put away properly. Court also gets very muddy. Add proper storage for outdoor equipment. • Courts at North Rec and POA need resurfacing. • We need safety strips on steps at the Clubhouse. On the Recreation side. • North Rec, there are no lights. • Recreation men’s bathroom toilet seats are loose. • Some of Roamingwood’s Hemlock trees need to be removed. • Incoming road to the POA where the native vegetation area is needs to be maintained. It is very overgrown. • Ski Hill Lodge lights need to be replaced. • When painting the mailbox areas please remove signs before painting. • Windows at Main Lodge need to be cleaned in and out. • Could the two bathrooms downstairs at the POA be painted and change lighting. • Possibly add more parking to Deerfield Lake. • Horse Shoe courts need attention. Motion to Adjourn: 11:00 am Motion by: Dan O’Neil Second by: Lisa McKenna Next meeting will be: September 14th, at 10:00am ■

To advertise in The Hideout please call Brandon Downs at: (570) 630-3716 or e-mail him at: bdowns@thehideout.us 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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Page XX - THE HIDEABOUT, LAKE ARIEL, PA., SEPTEMBER 2022 ROAMINGWOOD SEWER & WATER ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 6, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 (570) 698-6162 Check out our website at: https://www.roamingwood.com

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)

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.

Roamingwood Sewer and Water Association

RS&W Wastewater Treatment Plant Project Is Underway Anyone who has been by our facility will have seen or heard that there is a lot going on here at the moment. (Our apologies for the noise, there was A LOT of concrete to remove) After almost two (2) years of delays in finalizing our funding, engineering and environmental requirement changes and finally being able to go to bid for contractors, we are officially underway with the WWTP Expansion Project. But despite the setbacks, since the greenlight was received the contractors have wasted no time in making progress, beginning with the tearing down three (3) of our structures, our Heavy Equipment Storage Garage to make way for the new Service Garage, the Solids Handling Building, to be rebuilt and the existing Chlorine Building to build a UV disinfection building. In renovating a working treatment plant, it will be necessary to create alternate treatment process routes while each building is either renovated or rebuilt. The contractors have redirected the process air to accommodate the building of the new Solids Handle Building. A new Chlorine Building is being erected to provide temporary and then state mandated secondary disinfection treatment, while the UV building is being completed. Construction on a new Post Aeration Blower building is currently being erected, to supply additional air for the biological treatment process. This project is expected to take two (2) years to complete. Keep looking to the Hideabout and your Quarterly Newsletters for project updates. Your patience and understanding are always appreciated as we all look forward to a much more pleasant coexistence in the near future.

NEW BILLING SYSTEM COMING SOON!! After months of searching , demonstrations and negotiations for the best fit. RS&W has teamed up with Munibilling to up our level of Customer Service to the Community. We have just kicked off the implementation process and hope to go live by 4th Qtr 2022 (January Billing Statement). This new system will upgrade your customer portal experience, payment options, and service request availability. In addition, it will increase the efficiency and productivity of our staff, with more streamlined customer data, billing and reporting options. Information regarding this new system will be provided as we progress toward our live roll out. We want our customers to know what they will be able to do right from the beginning, to capitalize on the benefits provided.

Date

2022 Holiday Schedule

September

Monday, September 5— Labor Day

During this implementation time, if you have not already provided us with an email and cell phone numbers, we ask that you take the time to do this now, via our Website or Customer Service Representative. It will be very important, with our new system, for RS&W to have this information!

November

Thursday, November 24— Thanksgiving

Annual Water Quality Report 2022 Available

November

Friday, November 25— Day After Thanksgiving

December

Monday, December 26 — Christmas Day (Observed)

January 2023

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

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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Editors note: look for their ad on our website at www.hideoutassoc.com See their ad on page 2

• 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

HELP NEEDED 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!

• Pocono Axe Works Part-time/side hustle gig Must be a people person Willing to demonstrate activities Not afraid of sharp objects Cool personality important Experience not necessary Pay Starting at $15/hr plus tips! Contact Us: PoconoAxeWorks@gmail.com

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Lake Township Board of Supervisor Minutes - July 5, 2022 The regular monthly meeting of the Lake Township Board of Supervisors was held at the Lake Township municipal building on July 5th, 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 June 7th, 2022, carried 3-0. R. Batzel moved to approve the treasury report for June 2022, carried 3-0. Public Comment: None Subdivisions: 1) The Cann/ Parker sub-division. Mr. Parker surveyor wrote requesting additional time for extension. T. Jaggars moved to approve additional time until July 2022, carried 3-0. Correspondence: 1) Lake Ariel Fire Company provided the Supervisors with its June Activity report. They had 24 incidents, held 3 trainings, 4 meetings and added 2 new members. They also held 1 fundraiser. Roadmaster’s Report: S. Swingle reported that during the month June lawn care at both Township properties. Working on ditches and getting roads ready for tar and chip road project. Old Business: 1) Short Term Rental Ordinance open discussion. The Township received a draft copy and has sent to the Township Solicitor for additions and review. New Business: 1) Materials Storage building discussion. R. Batzel reviewed the need for a storage building for materials at the Township Property. Buildings were reviewed and CoStars and

Sourcewell two Municipal Government contracts are available to purchase without bidding. The Quote received from Britespan dealer Snyder Equipment is for a 72’ x 48’building with Non-FR fabric cover. It has precast concrete walls. The site prep would be at the Township’s expense and in advance of the deliver. Price for this project was quoted at $231,080.61. Delivery may not be until next year to do material backorders. R. Batzel moved to go forward and order the building, carried 3-0. Additional Public Comment: Question on who would be doing the Tar and Chip project. Advised Pocono Spray Patching doing this year’s project. Concerns noted due to the recent Penn-Dot tar and chip job people were concerned. It was advised that our project will include a fog seal that will top all stone and help to lock in stone and not cause as much dust. Other question on lining the road. Advised double yellow lines will be painted on all new tar and chip roads as well as a few additional high-volume roads. Question and concern over speeding on Miller Road. 6 accidents this year. Township does not have a speed limit posted on this road. The Supervisors noted that a traffic study would need to be completed to reduce the speed limit. Public comments asked if they could post the road. The Supervisors agreed to look in to the process of posting the Miller Road, can’t just put-up signs. It was advised that even if they put signs up enforcement would be an issue. S. Swingle moved to pay the bills and approve the payroll and to adjourn the meeting carried 3-0. Jennifer Wargo Secretary ■


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PHONE: 570-689-5505

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The Hideabout Newspaper will still be stocked at the North and Main Gate Mailboxes and at the amenities each month.

You can also view it on The Hideout website at: www.hideoutassoc.com.

NEPA WaterProofing, LLC

SEAMLESS GUTTERS

Large Color Selection of Gutters & Guards

570-840-9309

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GOULDSBORO CHIMNEY & FURNACE CLEANING CO.

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

570-689-9693

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Lake Ariel

Agway

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

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

www.leealobley.com • es2020notary@gmail.com

Furry Friends We Care for your pets like Family

REFERENCES AVAILABLE

Pet Sitter

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570-698-5646 Fax 698-5198 laagway@gmail.com

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Cell: (914) 213-9636

FREE ESTIMATES – LICENSED - FULLY INSURED

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email: info@avalancheseptic.com

• Plumbing • Grinder Pumps • Sewer & Water Line Repair

570-795-7088

• Septic Design & Installation www.avalancheseptic.com

Bug E. Bug

PEST CONTROL

(570) 955-8382

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• Septic Maintenance & Repair

Treatment of: • Carpenter Ants • Spiders • Beetles • Mice

Tree Removal – Tree Trimming – Lot Clearing – Stump Grinding – Tree Removal – Tree Trimming – Lot Clearing – Stump Grinding – 24 Hour Emergency Service Truck/Climbing Service – 24 Hour Emergency Service –– Bucket Bucket Truck/Climbing Service – Rapid response – Affordable Prices – “Known for our Cleanup” Rapid response – Affordable Prices – “Known for our Cleanup”

Tree and Shrub Feeding Fully Insured & Licensed BU6318 • PA076425

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Jewelry and Gifts

Not your average Jewelry Store Jewelry, Art, Gifts, Watch Batteries, Repairs, Key Making, Engraving, Stones, Custom Jewelry, Sublimation Handmade and Handcrafted Items

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Free Glass Demo on Saturdays 324 Main Avenue Hawley, PA 18428

570-561-3629

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MARIA’S

Cleaning Services

570-445-7421

Home and Commercial REFERENCES AVAILABLE • FREE ESTIMATES Insured ~ Mariascleaningservices95@gmail.com


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M&D

PLUMBING & ELECTRICAL NEW GENERATOR INSTALLATION

(570) 352-6716

Licensed & Fully Insured

NO JOB TOO SMALL!

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

(570) 698-4100

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

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

Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Inc.

110 Gravity Road Lake Ariel, PA 18436 PA HIC # 043354 Bus. (570) 698-8797 Fax (570) 698-6721 Fully Insured Over 20 years experience

- Winterization Specialist - Guarantee No Broken Pipes

- We do house checks!

Automatic Delivery

Main Lodge......................... ext. 155 Main Pool........................... 698-7014 Mini Golf............................. 698-4086 North Beach....................... 698-7013 North Gate.......................... ext. 142 North Gate Direct Line....... 630-3737 North Pool.......................... 698-7011 Quilters............................... ext. 156 Ski Hill................................ ext. 170 Woodworkers..................... 698-6269

Departments Dial (570) plus number Golf Maintenance...............698-6384 Maintenance....................... 698-4100, ext. 133

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

Competitive Pricing Family Owned (570) 689-7100

& Operated Hamlin, PA 18427

Serving The Hideout Community For Over 10 Years

• WE DO BATHROOMS •

CBS Construction, LLC 570-352-5351

North Gate Emergency...... 698-6317

ALL ASPECTS OF HOME REMODELING

Recreation.......................... 698-4100, ext. 160

We specialize in custom bathroom, kitchen, & interior work. Go to our Facebook page for pics of completed jobs and inspiration!

Fitness Center.................... 698-4100, ext. 165 Registration........................698-4100, ext. 100 Golf Pro Shop.....................698-4100, ext. 180 Public Safety Patrol Office..698-4100, ext. 145

Retired NYCMOS

Fully Insured

PA 025881

Game Room.......................698-4100, ext. 244

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

Call serviced within 24 hours! Most same day!

570-906-0909

Other Helpful Numbers Emergency Dial “911”

State Police.........................(570) 253-7126 Geisinger CMC.................... (570) 703-8000 Geisinger, Wilkes Barre...... (570) 348-1120

NEPA ROOF & EXTERIOR HOUSE WASHING

Regional Hospital of Scranton.(570) 348-7100 Moses Taylor, Scranton...... (570) 770-5000 Wayne Memorial, Honesdale.........................(570) 253-8100

Call or Text 570-575-1522 NepaRoofandHousewash.com

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

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

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

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


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ADVERTISERS’ DIRECTORY A to Z Maintenance Page 21 AASSKK LLC Page 15 Agway - Lake Ariel Page 74 Al Dente’s Pizzeria Page 20 Apple Maintenance Inc. Page 42 Aurel’s TV & Appliances Page 57 Avalanche Services Page 74 Axe Works Page 34 Azzato Electric Page 58 B Madigan Jerwelry and Gifts Page 74 Beth’s Heavenly Scent Page 73 Berkshire Hathaway-Anne McCausland Page 16 Blooming Grove Sand & Gravel, Inc. Page 73 Blue Ox Tree Service Page 33 Bolduc & Son Excavating & Landscaping Page 73 Brendan Kelly Carpentry LLC. Page 18 Brothers’ Lawn Care & Construction Co. Page 17 BTM Flooring Page 43 Bug E. Bug Pest Control Page 74 Carey Construction Page 16 Carman Electrical Svc., Inc. Page 41 Casalina Design Group Page 59 CBS Construction, LLC. Page 75 Century 21 - Hamlin Office Page 3 CM’s Construction, Inc. Page 41 Colors Unite Painting Page 75 Comparion Insurance Agency Page 75 Countryman Home Improvements Page 74 Cover All Painting Co. Page 46 Crum Tree Service Page 74 DeAngelo Pest Control Page 74 Deep Clean Carpet & Upholstery Care Page 42 Destiny Contracting Page 75 Dirlam Bros. Lumber Co., Inc. Page 73 Disaster Blaster Page 46 Driftwood Cove Marina Page 74 Duffy Plumbing Page 29 Eastern Residential Solutions Page 57 Evergreen Chimney Page 35 Elaine Isabel Smith Notary Public Page 74 Five Star Modular Inc. Page 14 Forbes Pest Control Page 75 Furry Friends Page 74 Gouldsboro Chimney & Furnace Cleaning Co. Page 73 Help Wanted Page 62 Home Pro Exteriors Inc Page 19 IHOP Restaurant - Lake Ariel, PA Page 34 Integra-Clean & Dry Page 30 James Wilson Funeral Home, Inc. Page 69 Jake’s Carpet Page 56 Jim Histed’s Plumbing & Heating Page 75 John T. Bolles General Contracting Page 56

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