Budget, campground on Treasure Lake agenda
DuBOIS – The budget process continues for the Treasure Lake Property Owners Association.At this week’s work session Secretary/Treasurer David Distler announced that the first budget hearing for property owners will be held Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. prior to the February board of directors meeting.The second hearing will be held Monday, March 6. If there are no major changes the vote on the budget can take place March 9.Distler said if there are substantial changes, additional hearings will be held March 7 and March 14 with a budget vote March 17. The deadline for the budget to be adopted is March 21. Distler said they are in line to complete the budget process on schedule.Fire companyGeneral manager Shirley Elmore reported that representatives of the North Point Volunteer Fire Company looked at land behind the Remax real estate office that fronts Route 255, as a possible location for a new fire hall. She said there is a large section of land available and there is a possibility of a long term lease.Accounting softwareElmore said she looked into purchasing Jenark software and was informed that they are not accepting new clients.Omni uses the Jenark software and the TLPOA was interested in purchasing the software to keep their financial records on site as a back up.Bids discussedElmore also discussed bids for golf maintenance top dressing and summer stone. Directors are expected to award the contracts for the materials at Monday’s meeting.Lifeguard signsElmore discussed posting signs at the beaches and swimming pools when lifeguards are not on duty. With the lifeguard shortage she said they have had to shut down a beach and pool. The areas affected are Trinidad Beach and Cayman Landing swimming pool. The signs would issue the warning swim at your own risk.KOA updateDistler said there has been talk of partnering with the KOA for some time. He said representatives of KOA have looked at the campground with representatives of Treasure Lake. He said they have thoroughly reviewed the possibility of partnering with the KOA. He said at this point it is our committee’s recommendation that we partner with KOA.Distler explained the franchise fee is $11,250 and at the end of three years if the TLPOA does not feel that the KOA has met their commitment, all Treasure Lake has to do is request their money be returned and they will get it back. He said there is a $25,000 engineering component. He also talked about the potential for increased earnings involving the full hook up sites, sites with water/electric and the cabins.