Howard Hellyer

Name: Howard R. Hellyer

Street Address: 667 Grant Drive

Town/City: Gettysburg

State: Pa

Lot number: 667

Personal Background:

My name is Howard Hellyer and I have lived at Take Heritage for 38 years with my wife and three children. My wife of 49 years passed way in February, 2017. I have three children, Kathleen, Brenda and Brian.

In 1965 after graduation from Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, NJ I enlisted into the U S Army. After basic training I trained in Heavy Equipment Repair for six months. I was sent to Viet Nam and served twelve months working on heavy equipment on base and in the field. Upon returning to the states I was sent to Fort Lee, Va. where I was trained with the Quarter Master Corp. and married my high school sweetheart.

After discharge from the US Army I worked in the heavy equipment repair industry. Starting as a mechanic at a Caterpillar dealer in NJ. working for equipment dealers. I worked my way up through the ranks from technician, service manager to Bobcat Company District Service Manager covering the north-east central states. In 2008 I started my own “On-Site” heavy equipment repair business and retired in 2016 to care for my ailing wife.

1983-2013 I was a “Deputy Waterways Conservation Officer for the Pa. Fish & Boat Commission until retirement in 2013

Education (Optional):

Graduated from Hunterdon Central High School in 1965

Enlisted in US Army and trained in Heavy Equipment Repair at Fort Belvoir, Va.

Trained in a government sponsored training program at Foley Machinery, Caterpillar dealer in Piscataway, NJ

Trained at Somerset County Community College night school program on Equipment engine repair.

Bobcat Company “Service Manager Training” program. Studied customer relations, dealer development and problem solving.

Pa Fish & Boat Commission, Criminal procedure, crimes code, Pa. # 30 code and firearms proficiency.


Having been an LHPOA Board member in the 1980″s and live in our community for over 38 years I have seen many changes in our community and in our LHPOA rules and regulations.

I am not happy with the direction the community is going. We don’t live in a country club and we be using our funds more prudently. I want to help get our financial house in order. Wiser uses of our hard-earned money going to LHPOA dues.

I see little control and too much waste on the operation and control of our departments.

As a fisherman and conservationist I want to see better management of our lake resources.

Our community has been controlled by a minority and the majority suffers.

Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the Lake Heritage Property Owners’ Association?

I want to change the direction the community is going and get it back to a family oriented community

What specific skill set that you possess would be an asset to the association?

I have the law enforcement knowledge and the mechanical skills to help in our major expense areas.

What do you see, from the outside looking in, as the primary duties and responsibilities of a board member?

Directing and over-site of departments. wise spending and best practices for department control.

The Board of Directors meet generally on the second Wednesday of the month. Often there is a workshop preceding the Board meeting. You will probably be assigned a committee to chair, have monthly reports to write and attend other meetings scheduled as per need. Does this present an issue for you or does it conflict with other commitments?
Being retired I have the time and abilities to work directly with the appropriate department and/committees