On Saturday May 18, the Board passed 2 resolutions that all members should become familiar with. They are the collection policy for delinquent accounts & committee for the procedures manual. These 2 documents can be reviewed in the documents section of the wesite
ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED
The Emerald Lakes Association, Inc. annual meeting will be held on saturday, August 17 at the Pocono Mountain West High School auditorium. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and Call to Order will begin at 11:00 a.m.
NOW IS THE TIME
At one time or another, we have all experienced situations in which we feel we could have done a better job than the person charged with performing the function or task. Surely there must be community issues that you feel could be better handled. If you wish to bring your professional background
and life experience to the governance of your community, the time is now to step forward. The Nominating Committee is accepting applications for candidates to run for one of two seats as ELA
board directors for three year terms. The deadline for submitting your hat in the ring is June 30.
The Nominating Committee, chaired by Carol (Cookie) Litwieski, is available to assist all declared candidates upon request.Candidates are required to be named on the deed(s) to their property and paid
up-to-date to be a member in good standing eligible to run for office. If multiple properties are owned, all must be paid up-to-date by the Record Date. Candidates’ biographies (150-word maximum length with photograph) will be published in the next issue of Emerald News. The date for the Meet the Candidates panel discussion will be August 10 and members will have the opportunity to question the candidates and to learn what they bring to the community. The committee encourages candidates to attend
as many community events as possible between now and the Annual Meeting to allow members to get to know them. Emerald Lakes continues to grow and many members have not participated in local self government before. We’d like to see new faces as well as familiar faces come out to support our Association. This year’s Annual Meeting will be Saturday, August 17 and in addition to elections
of two board directors, there will be some changes to the bylaws on the ballot.
Board directors accept fiduciary and administrative responsibility during the tenure of their terms. They work with the general manager (and attorney when necessary) to decide how best to improve conditions
within the parameters allowed by the monies collected through dues payments and fines levied for infractions to ELA rules and regulations. The Board generally meets twice a month and both meetings are open to the membership except for time periodically set aside for executive sessions which are closed
meetings. Directors serve as liaisons between one or more designated committees, attending meetings and assisting committee chairs as needed although they may not vote on issues. The board is
democratically elected by other members in good standing (your neighbors) at the Annual Meeting. Board directors volunteer their time, bringing their accumulated experiences to bear to deliberate on issues that provide guidance in the best interest of the community as a whole. All who wish to participate
in self-government either as board members or as members of one of our many active committees are welcomed. Now is the time.
HIT AND RUN - VEHICLE SPEEDING
On May 13, a young member was walking his dog when a vehicle struck him. Fortunately, the member and the dog are fine. A scary moment for both involved. The driver sped away and never stopped. As the weather continues to warm, more members and their children will be walking, riding bikes and playing near roadways. We ask all members to please slow down and obey the posted speed limits in the community. Speeding may cost someone their life.
Emerald Lakes Association adds Scrap Metal Recycling
Effective immediately, members will now be able to dispose of their scrap metal at the compactorsite. The Emerald Lakes Association has added a roll-off dumpster behind the compactor staff building. Only scrap metal and aluminum are allowed to be dumped into the container. All other materials should be removed from the metal before depositing it into the container. The scrap metal container is open to ELA members only
April's issue of the Emerald Lakes Newsletter has been distributed, you may view by going to the Newsletters menu option
If you have not received your tax bill, please contact your tax collector at the following:
Tunkhannock - Kenneth Henning (570) 646-2028
Tobyhanna - Linda Woehrle (570) 646-2642
2013 / 2014 Budget is Approved
During the March 16 Board of Directors meeting, the board approved the new budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year beginning May 1. The budget was originally presented to the Finance and Planning Committee on March 2 by the General Manager. The budget was reviewed by the board during their workshop meeting on March 15. Another meeting was held on March 16 before the open board meeting between the Finance and Planning Committee and those board members in attendance. If you would like to view a copy of the budget, please stop by the administration office.
Boy Scouting Is Alive and Well in Pocono Pines
Boy Scout Troop 94 in Pocono Pines is alive and thriving.
Meeting weekly at the Emergency Services Building on Rt. 940 in Tobyhanna Township the troop plans their monthly campouts, various activities, fundraising and community service projects.
Outdoor skills, leadership, emergency preparedness, team work and the importance of community service are only a few of the many " life lessons" acquired when boys participate in scouting, as well as having lots of fun and making new friends.
Troop 94 camps 12 weekends a year which includes a week at summer camp and gives a "Year Round Camper" award to those boys who earn it by camping outdoor each month of the year.
The yearly calendar, activities and meetings are all planned and run by the boys with adult supervision and guidance.
Boys who have completed the 5th grade or are 11 years old are welcome to join. Check out our website home page poconopines94.mytroop.us or email at troop94live.com for more information. Emerald Lakes contact Mr. George Haab @ 570-643-1892.
Board of Directors Approves 4 Resolutions
The Board of Directors approved four resolutions during their monthly meeting on
February 23. The resolutions passed were to approve the committee chairs for each committee, the purchase of lot 2406 from repository sale, the establishment of committee goals for the maintenance, events and rules and regulations committees, and the backback of lot 1603. If you wish to read each resolution, please click on the board information icon on the left and then click on resolutions
Nomination Committee Needs Volunteers
The Nomination Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with assembling and distributing information to members regarding open board of directors positions for the August annual meeting. Volunteers will assist with recruiting members to run for a board position and coordinate the annual event meet the candidates. The committee is looking for a few hours of your time each month. You will have an impact on your community, meet new people and make new friends, and have a rewarding experience. Please contact Cookie at 646-2053 to join.
Any school cancelation or delay on a Wednesday morning will cancel adult water aerobics for that day. A makeup class will take place on that Thursday 9:30am start time.
If there is a school cancelation or delay on a Friday there will be no makeup date.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT SECURITY ALARMS
During “Hurricane Sandy” a lot of homes lost power and security alarms were running off the batteries
Security alarms should be serviced periodically (including batteries)
If you are a part-time owner have a neighbor or friend monitor your house & alarm system.
AND - Please make sure the admin. office has your current phone # and email address so that we can alert you to any situation.
Maintenance Hotline Number
If you wish to report a pothole, road maintenance issue or graffiti, call 570-643-3386. Leave a message with your number, and the description and location of the problem.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES THREE CHANGES TO RULES & REGULATIONS
During the October 27, 2012 Board of Director's meeting, three seperate resolutions were passed to update the Rules and Regulations. The three resolutions are listed below:
WHEREAS, the Rules and Regulations Committee met, discussed and proposes to implement a curfew rule. The Board deliberated during their October 19, 2012 work session.
NOW BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Directors approves the following addition to the Rules and Regulations: Loitering creates a public nuisance and is prohibited in common areas from Dusk to Dawn. Violators will be subject to a fine of $50.00 per person, per incident.
WHEREAS, the Rules and Regulations Committee met, discussed and proposes a change to the boat registration rule. The Board deliberated during their October 19, 2012 work session.
NOW BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Directors approves the following change to the Rules and Regulations to read as follows: All watercraft owners must register their watercraft for a one time fee of $10.00 dollars per watercraft and display a registration sticker at all times, failure to abide to this rule will result in a $25.00 fine.
WHEREAS, the Rules and Regulations Committee met, discussed and proposes to change the rule regarding signs. The Board deliberated during their October 19, 2012 work session.
NOW BE IT RESOLVED the Board of Directors approves the following change to the Rules and Regulations regarding signs, item number 4 to read as follows: No unauthorized signs shall be permitted on Common or Private property. Unauthorized signs will be removed by the owner and the property owner will be subject to the fine listed in schedule of fines. The schedule of fines will be changed to the following: Unauthorized posting of signs - 1st offense a warning, If the sign is not taken down within 10 days, a fine of $100.00 dollars will be issued.
LEHMAN TOWNSHIP, PIKE COUNTY
The new physical addresses for ALL Municipalities within Monroe County as well as Lehman Township Pike County have been distributed. In an effort to assist our residents in making sure they are in compliance with the municipality’s ordinance regarding the Counties’ addressing project please pay close attention to the following:
1. If you are a home owner and have not yet received your readdressing letter you need to contact the Monroe County Readdressing Staff at 570-420-3466.
2. If you are a landlord and you have not received a readdressing letter for your property in Monroe County or Lehman Township Pike County please contact the Monroe County Readdressing Staff at 570-420-3466.
3. If you are a renter/tenant and you have not received your readdressing letter from your landlord you need to contact your landlord as soon as possible.
4. If you are a landlord and you have received the readdressing letter but have not yet provided your tenant(s) with a copy, you need to do so as soon as possible.
5. For the safety of the residents as well as legal reasons, DO NOT ATTACH ADDRESS MARKERS TO UTILITY POLES.
6. Address marker questions should be directed to your respective municipality. Most municipalities have ordinances regarding color, size and placement of your address markers which provide specific time-lines and specifications for installation. In many cases if you do not comply with your respective municipal ordinance you could be subject to fines imposed by the municipality.
7. The purpose of this project was to reduce the response time for emergency responders to locate you in an emergency, therefore please make EVERY effort to display your new physical address as soon as possible and in accordance with the municipality’s ordinance.
The United States Postal Service will maintain your old address and new address for a period of one (1) year from the date your new address was issued. After one year your old address will no longer be valid and any mail addressed to the old address will be returned to sender.
If you have lost, destroyed or misplaced your address notification letter, you must contact your local municipal office for a duplicate copy.