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This is a friendly reminder:
• Do not use fertilizers that contain phosphorous. For those of you that use yard services, please ensure that they are using the proper fertilizers, and
• Do not leave your mower clippings on the roadways. Your assistance with both of these issues is greatly appreciated.
It is that time of year again. Please familiarize yourself with the boating regulations. Patrol Boat Operators monitor the activities on the lake to enhance safety on the water. A few reminders:
• Travel in a counter clockwise direction
• Respect the “no Wake” zones, and
• If pulling a person or object, make sure there is a capable spotter.
• Do Not:
• Stand or sit on the sides or backs of a fast-moving boat
• Go fast after sunset
• Propel non-powered boats against traffic outside no wake zones
• Swim beyond the no wake buoys
2018 LHPOA Boat Sticker and lot number must be on your boat, including those stored in the boat parking and on canoe racks. It is to be placed anywhere from mid-point to stern of the boat/vessel
The kids are home from school. Please be extra careful on the roadways.
There are a lot people out and about walking, jogging, strolling babies, bike riding, etc. We always need to be conscious of driving too fast and paying attention to stop signs and pedestrians, but we need to be extra careful over the next several months. Drivers, please watch your speed and be careful of the pedestrians. Walkers, please walk facing the traffic so that you can see what is happening on the road.
Work Orders for Maintenance
If you notice something that needs repair, we want to know about it. The conditions around the community are reviewed on a regular basis, but we can still use your help when you see a potential problem. To deal with problems in a systematic way, we are using a work order system and ask that you use a work order to document your findings. You will find the work order form in the Frequently Used Forms section of the website or you may pick one up at the office.
Brush drop-off dates for the remainder of the season are:
July 14 September 15
July 28 October 20
August 18 November 17
The time is 7:30 am to 1:45 pm. Don’t forget:
1. Limbs no larger the 3 inches in diameter
2. No grass clippings, no leaves, or garden cuttings (must be wood)
3. No lumber or plywood
4. No root clumps
NOTES FROM THE ASST. COMMUNITY MANAGER
• Canoe/Kayak Racks: We still have several kayaks and canoes on the rec areas without current stickers. If they are not properly stickered and/or on a rack by July 15th, they will be removed from the rec areas and locked up in the Maintenance area. You will need to arrange with Maintenance to pick up your boat during their hours.
• Unstickered Boats on the Lake: Security has also been patrolling the lake and has found that there are boats on the lake that do not have stickers. All boats must be stickered with current LHPOA boat stickers whether they are moored at a personal dock, moored at a rec area, or you are loading and unloading for a day of boating.
• Lake Front Lot Identification: If you are a lake front property, you must have your lot number on your dock or seawall so that it may be easily seen from the water. The numbers must be at least three (3) inches high.
• Pool Hours: The pool hours are 11:30 am until 8:00 pm for general swim. From 10:00 am until 11:30 am is structured activity time. The structured activity time is for lessons, fitness groups, and lap swimming. During the structured activity time, small children can use the wading pool to avoid the crowds during general swim hours.
• Guests-Fees/Passes: If you bring guest to the pool you must pay for their entrance. It is $3.00 per day per guest with a maximum of six guests at a time (anything more than six guests is a party, see below for party information). Also available for purchase at the pool house is guest punch cards. Each card has 10 punches. You can purchase a single card for $25.00 or two cards for $40.00. If you are going to have a guest for the entire summer and you will be using the pool a lot, you can purchase a Season Pass for that guest for $75.00.
• Other Items Available for Purchase: At the snack window, you can purchase a few more items besides snacks. We have sunblock and little swimmers available in case you forgot yours. We also sell snack punch cards. You can purchase a punch card of 10 – $1.00 punches for $10.00. This can come in handy if your child is going to the pool with a neighbor, or by themselves.
• Weather: The pool has had a mix of weather to contend with at the start of this swimming season. They have had numerous cold rainy days, thunderstorms, and some gorgeous swimming days. Please keep in mind that if there is thunder, the lifeguards must clear the pool for at least 30 minutes. If before the 30 minutes is up and thunder is heard again, the clock restarts. This is the standard Red Cross recommendations for safety. If the weather is rainy and overcast, feel free to call the pool house before coming over to make sure it is open for swimming. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, safety is our primary concern.
• Family Swim Night: A family swim night is being planned, tentatively on July 27th! It will be fun time with games, prizes and special treats! The pool manager should have the details ironed out within the next two weeks. Keep your eyes open for a flyer at the pool.
LHPOA SECURITY DEPARTMENT REPORT
Abandoned/Unregistered Vehicles 0 Medical Calls 8
Animal Related 6 Misc. Incidents 14
Assists 3 Motor Vehicle Incidents 12
Boat/Lake Incidents 4 Property Damage/Vandalism 0
Curfew Violations 0 Radar Details 10
Fire Calls 0 Sign Violations 0
Grass Violations 1 Suspicious Vehicle/Person 1
Hazardous Conditions 2
Law Enforcement Responses 4 Total Mileage 2,233
Radar Speed Enforcement:
Radar speed enforcement was conducted Ten (10) times during the
43 vehicles were recorded as traveling at speeds greater than 8 MPH
over the posted speed limit
• 22 vehicles were registered to Residents
• 19 vehicles were logged in as a Visitor/Guest
• 2 vehicles were contractors working at the lake
34 Warning Letters were issued:
• 15 to Residents
• 19 to Residents for the action of their Guests
7 Residents received Fines ranging from $80-$160 dollars
1st Offense 4 2nd Offense 2 3rd Offense 1
I know we frequently talk about pedestrians and bicycles. However, this month I want to go just a little deeper. PA State Law requires that when a motorist is passing a bicyclist, a minimum of four feet of space must be provided. Note that it is the motorist’s responsibility to provide this distance. (PA Chapter 35) This same buffer (and more) should be afforded to pedestrians. Of course, the pedestrian should move as far to the left as possible. Since the roadways here at Lake Heritage are narrower than normal residential streets, it is even a greater priority to be mindful while traveling our roadways.
The second item this month pertains to guests and speeding. Just in the month of May, more than 50% of the 34 warning letters issued for speeding were to residents for the excessive speed of their guests. Please remind your visitors and contractors that the speed limits are strictly enforced here at the lake.
Finally, with a new Station Commander at the Gettysburg Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police, the Security Committee has reached out to try and strengthen our working relationship. After meeting with the Officer-In-Charge, we have been assured that they will increase their patrols around our lake. Perhaps you’ve seen a Trooper vehicle more often recently. And to clear up a misconception, we occasionally hear something along the lines of “Since Lake Heritage is a private community with private roads, the State Police cannot enforce any traffic laws”. In fact, they have assured us that they can and will enforce any of the more serious motor vehicle laws on our roadways. Please be careful as our busy season approaches. I trust you all will have an enjoyable and safe summer.
LHPOA Chief of Security Operations
Sponsored by the L.H. Women’s Club
Email email@example.com to reserve a time
Monday, July 30th
12:30 to 6:00 PM
At the L.H. Community Center
THE LHPOA FISHING CLUB
IS INVITING YOU TO BRING YOUR
FAMILY & FRIENDS TO THE
ALL YOU CAN EAT
ALL ARE WELCOME!
WHERE: COMMUNITY CENTER
WHEN: JULY 4, 2018 (Wednesday)
TIME: 7:30 — 11:00 A.M.
COST: $8.00 ADULTS, $4.00 AGES (6-10), 5-UNDER FREE
MENU: PANCAKES, EGGS, HAM, COFFEE, JUICE.
It’s that time again!
…time to consider your donation to the
We’re grateful to all who donate, making it possible for everyone to enjoy this very special event. We have a long way to go to ensure our contract and meet our goal. Let’s end the summer, as has been our tradition, with a beautiful display of fireworks. However, as always, we need your donations to keep this tradition going. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 2 at 8:30 PM.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Beth Bauer, FIREWORKS Committee
Please make checks payable to LHPOA FIREWORKS FUND
and mail in, drop off at the office, or place in the drop boxes (located at the gatehouse or at the CC).
Platinum $100 & up Gold $50-$99 Silver$25-$49 Bronze $10-$24
Contributors will be listed in the October newsletter
COMMUNITY CENTER RENTAL INFORMATION
The Community Center is the hub of Lake Heritage’s indoor events and activities. It overlooks the lake and there is a deck to enhance its charm. It is a climate controlled, spacious, well-appointed, comfortable room with complete kitchen facilities that allow for large parties and gatherings of every type and description.
Enjoying the Community Center
Besides being used for Lake Heritage organizations such as the meetings of the Board of Directors, the Fishing Club, the Women’s Club, etc…, it is the perfect venue for weddings, family reunions, and events that often take place in spaces that accommodate up to 150 people (its capacity).
Features and Usage Requirements
• Specifically, for Lake Heritage Residents
• List of rental fees are available in the office
• Must be reserved in advance, at the Lake Heritage Office
• Full service kitchen
• Refrigerator, commercial stove, microwaves, ice-machine, and dishwasher
• Dishes and silverware available
• Round and rectangular banquet tables and chairs provided
• WIFI and Microphones
A small meeting room that can accommodate up to 40 people is also
available to rent.
BRUSH DROP-OFF SCHEDULE
The time is 7:30 am to 1:45 pm.
The first drop off is March 24th and the dates for the remainder of the season:
July 14 September 15
June 28 October 20
August 18 November 17
1. Limbs no larger the 3 inches in diameter
2. No grass clippings, no leaves, or garden cuttings (must be wood)
3. No lumber or plywood
4. No root clumps
RECREATION DEPARTMENT FRIENDLY REMINDERS:
Lake Recreation Area Amenities Available to the Members: Pavilions with picnic tables and grills are located at lots 79, 89, 488, Community Center, and the Shady Grove (located at the front entrance). These areas may be reserved one (1) day per month through the office and there is no charge for the use of the pavilions.
• Shuffleboard, Basketball and Tennis Courts are located at the “point”.
• Shuffleboard Court: Two (2) deluxe continental sets (4 cues, 8 discs, scoreboard, carrier, set of rules etc…) are available for member use at the community center. Contact the gatehouse at 334-7301 (7 days a week) to obtain access to the equipment.
• Basketball Court: Equipment provided by member.
• Tennis Court: Equipment provided by member. Gate key can be obtained at the gatehouse (7 days a week).
• Playgrounds: Lot 89 – swing set; Lot 488 – swing set, sliding board and jungle gym; the point – playground assembly and Shady Grove at front entrance – ark and swing set.
• Volleyball Courts: Located at Shady Grove and by the pool. Equipment provided by member.
• Horse Shoe Pits: Shady Grove. Set of horseshoes located at gatehouse (7 days per week).
• Dog Park: Lake View Complex
• Softball Field: Lake View Complex
• Boat Launch Ramp and Canoe Racks: Community Boat Launch Ramp is located at lot 222 Heritage Drive and the following locations contain racks for canoe storage:
• Lake View Complex–at dam
• Goose Cove–79 Heritage Dr.
• Paradise Cove–89 Meade Dr.
• Pleasanton–488 Heritage Dr.
• 762 Heritage Drive
• Meadow Lane –784 Heritage Dr.
• 222 Heritage Drive
Rules & Regulations: Curfew for all recreation areas is 12:00 midnight and lifted at sunup. “Guests must be accompanied by a property owner, their spouse, or members of their immediate family residing at the same address as the dues paying members” and assume responsibility for their guest’s activities.
Restrooms: Exterior restrooms are available at the Shady Grove Recreation Area and at the community center. Restrooms open at 7:00 A.M. and close at sunset
Work Orders: If a member encounters a needed repair on any recreation area or common owned property, please fill out a “work order” at the office or on the LHPOA Website.
LOOKING FORWARD TO A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER!
WHEN THE DAM
LIGHT IS ON – NO
WAKE NOR A SPEED
OF MORE THAN 5
STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE
IN THE LHPOA OFFICE!
LAKE HERITAGE HISTORY: Are you interested in history? Do you live in Lake Heritage? Here is your chance to read Our Lake Our Heritage Our History: The Story of Lake Heritage on Its 50th Anniversary.
This 160-page book was written and published by the 50th Anniversary Committee. This book breaks down the development of Lake Heritage from a Massachusetts’s real estate developer’s vision of an aqua-centric, rest and relaxation, vacation home community built on the shores of a man-made lake to a thriving year-round community within easy reach of major arteries connecting Gettysburg with Baltimore, Washington, and Harrisburg. You will not find a better synthesis of Lake Heritage trivia, trials, tribulations and triumphs than what can be found in this book. It’s written in an easy to read format and breaks down the lake’s history into decades and years.
As a supplement to the book, a DVD is also available!
Tips for Homeowners: Keeping our Water Clean
Cleaning Up After Your Pet
Think picking up your pet’s waste is unpleasant? How about swimming in it? Every time it rains, runoff from your lawn carries bacteria and other organisms from your pets’ waste into the lake. The runoff also carries an overload of nutrients which can cause harmful algae blooms in the lake. Please dispose of pet waste properly by bagging it and throwing it away. Don’t leave it outside.
What You Can Do:
• Always clean up after your pet.
• Never dispose of pet waste down a storm drain.
• Bag dog waste and place it in the trash.
• Flush pet waste down the toilet.
• Encourage other pet owners to be responsible.
Children who play outside are at the highest risk of infection from bacteria and parasites found in pet waste. Flies can spread diseases found in pet
waste. Dog waste contains E. coli bacteria, and can spread
Campylobacteriosis, Salmonellosis, roundworms, tuberculosis,
gastroenteritis, giardiasis. and cryptosporidiosis. Simply picking up after your pet can significantly reduce these health risks to the entire community.
Excess nutrients and organic matter in pet waste can cause algae blooms that block sunlight and kill underwater vegetation. Decaying pet waste uses up dissolved oxygen in the water that fish and other aquatic species rely on to live. By picking up after your pet, you can make a real contribution to improving our local water quality and the health of the lake.
BOATING SEASON IS HERE!
Please follow the boating safety & skiing/towing guidelines of our Rules and Regulations. These rules
protect not just the boater but riders, skiers, tubers, and swimmers too.
Article IX BOATING REGULATIONS
Section 2 Coast Guard & State Requirements
1. All boats operating on the Lake must have on board Coast Guard-approved (Type I, II, III, V) and serviceable Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) for each person. In addition, boats 16 feet and over must have a throwable device (Type IV) on board. PFDs MUST be worn by all persons being towed and sailboarders (windsurfers). Children 12 years of age and younger when underway on any boat 20 feet or less in length and all canoes and kayaks are required to wear a PFD (life jacket). (Operational)
2. Coast Guard regulations require an operable fire extinguisher in boats having any compartment (including the deck-bilge space) in which fuel fumes may collect. Whistles, horns, or other sound-producing devices are also required for all boats (audible for a half a mile). (Administrative)
3. Boats operating after sunset (when the dam light comes on) must have properly functioning Coast Guard-approved running lights. Implicit in the above is that these lights must be on! Boats operating after sunset (when the dam light comes on) shall not create any wake and are not allowed to exceed 5 mph. (Operational)
4. Boats must display an all-around anchor light when anchored or trolling at night. (Operational)
Section 3 Operating Restrictions
1. Boats operating within 100 feet of any shore-line, floats, docks, launching ramps, swimmers, downed towed persons or anchored, moored or drifting boats, or in any cove or inlet are limited to a slow minimum-height swell speed; one that creates no wake. The boat operator will be responsible for any damage or hazard caused by his wake. (Operational)
2. Between the buoys and the shore, no traffic patterns are established. Outside the buoy line, towards the center of the lake all boats must follow a counter clockwise traffic pattern; i.e. the nearest shore should always be on the boat operator’s right. This includes the “neck” end of the lake as well as the main body. The counter clockwise pattern must also be observed when dropping off skiers and tubers at docks and recreation areas. Do not follow behind a skier or persons being towed by a motor boat. Maintain a minimum of 100 feet. (Operational)
3. At all times sailboats under sail only and all hand and foot propelled craft have the right-of-way over motor boats. ALL BOATS MUST STAY WELL CLEAR OF SWIMMERS AT ALL TIMES. (Operational) Adopted 12/5/07
Section 4 Safety Restrictions
1. No person may swim more than 100 feet from shore unless accompanied by a boat. (Operational)
2. No standing or sitting on top of seat backs or side of boats in motion. (Operational)
3. Dangerous, negligent and/or reckless operation of boats will be grounds for the Board suspending membership privileges to the member. This means operating a watercraft in a manner that consciously, willfully and wantonly creates a substantial and unjustifiable risk to the safety of persons or property in, upon or along the waters of Lake Heritage. Involves gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable operator of watercraft should observe under the circumstances. A person who operates a boat in the manner described above may also be subjected to prosecution under the laws of the Commonwealth of PA. (Operational)
4. It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. (Operational)
5. Boating accidents must be reported by the boat operator to the PA Fish and Boat Commission when: (Administrative)
a. A person dies or disappears
b. A person is injured and requires medical treatment beyond first aid.
c. Damage to the boat and their property totals more than $500.
Section 5 Lake Contamination
1. No debris, trash or garbage is to be thrown into the lake. (Administrative)
2. No boats with toilet facilities are allowed on Lake Heritage. (Administrative)
3. There shall be no burning of leaves or any debris between the sea wall and the lake. (Administrative)
4. To facilitate annual inspection of docks and seawalls all waterfront lots must be numbered so as to be identifiable from the water. Numbers shall be no less than 3 inches in height. (Administrative)
ARTICLE XI-A SKIING AND TOWING REGULATIONS
Section 1 Operating Restrictions
1. The restricted size of Lake Heritage and the use of the lake for water skiing and towing of individuals place a heavy burden of responsibility for safety on all boat owners and towed individuals alike. When there are more than twelve boats with skiers or other towed person(s) in the main portion of the lake, members are advised to consider the safety hazard before adding themselves to the traffic problem.
2. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays water skiing hours will be between 9:00 A.M. and until the strobe light above the dam is on. (The 9 A.M. weekend and Holiday starting time is established for the benefit of early-morning fisherman, and to reduce the morning noise-level.) (Administrative)Adopted 3/5/2003
Section 2 Pattern of Operation
1. Boats towing more than two persons must be followed by a pick-up boat. (Operational)
2. No more than two skiers or other towed persons per boat will be allowed on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays except by written approval of the Board of Directors (for Regatta, Special Events, etc.). (Operational).
3. Skiing and towing of other persons must be in a counter-clockwise pattern around the lake. In addition to the boat operator, a competent observer must be in the boat in a position to observe the progress of the person being towed. A competent observer is a person who has the ability to assess when a skier is in trouble, knows and understands the water skiing hand signals, and is capable of helping a skier. In addition, a competent observer must be at least 9 years of age. (Operational)
Section 3 Equipment
1. All skiers and persons being towed must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (‘PFD’) Type I, II, III, V. (Operational)
2. Tow ropes shall be no longer than 80 feet. (Administrative)
3. Skiers or other persons being towed shall not swing out into the path of any boat. (Operational)
4. Trailing tow ropes present a hazard to other boats and skiers; all ropes must be retrieved into the boat except when making an immediate return to the dropped individual. (Operational)
5. All downed skiers or persons being towed must be retrieved immediately. (Operational)
Section 4 Safety Requirements
1. Any skier dropping a ski is responsible for any damage caused by that ski. Dropping a ski for the purpose of single-skiing in the main boat traffic pattern is prohibited. If dropping a ski, the skier should cut to the right of the boat (toward the shoreline) and drop the ski at approximately 100 feet from the shoreline (i.e. in line with the buoys). The patrol boat operator is authorized to pick up skis found in the main traffic pattern and issue a violation notice to the operator of the boat involved. (Operational)
2. Skiing within coves or inlets, picking-up or dropping-off skiers within 100 feet from any shoreline, dock or swimmer is prohibited. (Operational)
3. Skiers and all towed persons shall not come closer than 100 feet to any shore or dock while under power in the main part of the lake; i.e. south of the fishing pier. In the narrow end of the lake (i.e. north of the fishing pier) boats, skiers and towed persons must remain within the buoy marked channel. Towed U-turns are prohibited in this channel. Boat operator must observe the 100-foot rule at all times. (Operational)
4. The boat owner is responsible for the conduct and actions of the skiers and towed persons. Skiing or towing in a dangerous or reckless manner or under the influence of intoxicants will be grounds for the Patrol Boat operator or a designated representative to order the offender off the lake immediately for the remainder of that day. (Operational)
5. Debris and dropped skis can be hazardous to water skiers, towed persons and speeding boats. Boaters are encouraged to pick-up and remove any debris found floating in the lake. (Administrative)
LHPOA REGULAR BOARD MEETING
May 9, 2018
Reminder: Special Orders Section appears on Agenda where members in good-standing can address the BOD for up-to five (5) minutes. Submission of Agenda Items:
• Addition to the agenda under new business: Motion to approve the published change to the Land Use Permit Regulations and Structure Code.
• Addition to the agenda under new business: Motion to approve a dumpster for longer than the standard allowed time frame.
• Addition to the agenda under new business: Motion to approve a letter to the PA State Police from the Board. President’s Remarks: Move two motions under new business to the President’s Remarks.
• Motion to ratify the poll accepting Barbara Keyton’s resignation from the board.
• Motion to appoint new BOD member, Sue Heller, to fill unexpired term left from the vacant seat resulting from the resignation. Mrs.
Bauer swore Mrs. Heller in by the taking of the LHPOA Oath of Office.
Legal Issues: none.
• One member suggested approving the use of golf carts on LHPOA roadways
• One member was concerned about the proposed rule change and also made suggestion on the information provided to the membership
regarding proposed rules changes.
LHPOA Community Manager’s Report: A copy of Mr. Hanson’s month to date report for April 2018 was provided to the board.
• Motion for suspension of membership privileges for nine (9) members for unpaid speeding fines.
• Motion to approve spending of $4,177.00 to restripe all 3 lines on Heritage Drive.
• Motion to approve placement of a dumpster for three (3) months.
Secretary’s Report – Approve En Bloc – Agenda Items: A copy of Mrs. Keyton’s Secretary’s Report was provided to the board.
• Motion for En Bloc
Treasurer’s Report: Financial report were provided to the board.
Unfinished Business: none
• Motion needed to ratify email poll approving the addition of a beer truck to the opening party of the Regatta weekend.
• Motion needed to approve the budgeted purchase of new Community Center Playground equipment in the amount of $29,982.
• Motion needed to approve the rule language change for clarification of how to measure the 20 feet from shore for new dock construction.
• Motion needed to approve a letter from the Board to the PA State Police to have the authority to enforce traffic regulations within our
Committee Reports: Reports were submitted to the board for review from the following committees-Finance, Fines, Security Operations, and
Strategic Planning. Others reported verbally.
List of Motions
• Motion approved to ratify the poll accepting Barbara Keyton’s regisnation from the board.
• Motion approved to appoint new BOD member, Sue Heller.
• Motion approved to suspend the membership privileges of nine (9) members for unpaid speeding fines effective May 9, 2018 and to remain in effect until the delinquent amount is paid in full.
• Motion approved for the spending of $4,177.00 to restripe all three (3) lines on Heritage Drive.
• Motion approved for the placement of a dumpster at a particular lot for longer than the allowed time of one month to be extended for a total of three months.
• Motion approved for the following items En Bloc: April 2018 checks, Regular monthly BOD minutes for April 2, 2018, and the items contained in the Secretary’s Report.
• Motion approved to ratify the email poll to approve the addition of a beer truck to the opening part of the Regatta weekend.
• Motion approved for the budgeted purchase of new Community Center Playground equipment in the amount of $29,982.
• Motion tabled for the proposed rule language change for clarification of how to measure the 20 feet from shore for new dock construction.
• Motion approved for a letter from the Board to the PA State Police to have the authority to enforce traffic regulations within our community.
• Motion approved to adjourn.
The operating budget for the current fiscal year (April 1st to Mar 31st) is $988,029. The expenses to date through May are $114,898 or 11.6% of the full year budget with 16.7% of the fiscal year elapsed.
Note: The total expenses are displayed at the top of the chart. The pie chart has the details of the expenses.
Note the following is detail of expenses in each category:
• Payroll Expenses: Includes salary, wages, overtime, health insurance, workers’ comp insurance and retirement for 9 full-time and 21 part-time and/or seasonal employees.
• Payroll Taxes: Includes social security, Medicare, and state & federal unemployment insurance.
• Property O & M: Includes planned repairs and maintenance of all the LHPOA properties, vehicles, etc.
• Services: Includes planned use of engineering, consulting, legal, audit, lake management, newsletter publishing, and computer services
• Supplies: Includes all office, cleaning, pool chemical, pool snack bar, road salting supplies
• Utilities: Includes electrical, water, sewer, telephone, and LP gas
• Other: Includes property insurance, loan interest, training/seminars, and special events
STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITTEE (SPC)
PLANS COMMUNITY SURVEY
The committee continues to work on Strategic Objective 7, Improving Community Facilities and Amenities. The goal for this objective is to solicit input from community members regarding enhancements to amenities and assets.
To reach that goal, the committee has a list of potential projects for the community and is working on creating a survey for the community to complete. These projects have been suggested over the recent past by community members. Members will be given information about the project including a brief description and the estimated cost. Members will then be asked to rate the projects on a scale from 0 (do not do this) to 4 (high priority, do this asap). Optimistically, the committee hopes to have the survey to the community in electronic form by the end of the summer.
The committee is also creating a form for community members to submit in the future with suggested projects.
The SPC meets each month on the first Thursday at 6:00PM in the community small meeting room. Community members interested in working with this committee are welcome to come to the July 5 meeting or any future meeting.
Beth Bauer, SPC chair
The following is a message from John Tucci, of Lake Savers, as a follow up from their most recent visit, the week of 5/20.
Lake Savers has been using biological treatments along with aeration to improve the health of our lake. Lake Savers has treated Lake Heritage twice so far in 2018. Once during the week of May 6 and then the week of May 20. Based on the data, it is pretty clear that we caught the lake this year well before the Blue-Green Algae could get going.
The water quality is on par with where we had it last year in 2017 once we got the algae under control. While there is some blue green algae in the water column, it is basically, inconsequential. The cell counts during the week of 5/20 testing are lower than we saw all last season. There are no visible signs of either Blue-Green Algae or filamentous algae in the main lake or the coves. The bits of green on the surface were all found to be pollen from the trees and not algae.
We have really “upped” our game this year in terms of treatment volumes. In the two treatments, we delivered more than 70,000 gallons of pro-biotic, biological treatment to the lake. However, due to the recent heavy rains, Phosphorus remains high and is still the main longterm problem that needs to be improved for the lake. The Phosphorus levels are more than high enough to support Blue-Green Algae blooms so if we stopped treating with the Biologicals, it is likely the blooms would start again.
We will be implementing a new Phosphorus Harvesting Technology on the lake as a pilot later this Summer. This will provide a mechanism for physically removing Phosphorus from the lake quickly that should help reduce the need for treatment over time.
Also, we cannot stress enough the importance of continuing the efforts on watershed management and filtration around the lake. The Phosphorus Harvesting and the Watershed work are the two best approaches for getting the lake healthy on its own without the need for such extensive Biological Treatment.
Finally, water clarity has fluctuated between 4 and 4.5 feet. This is significantly better than we started with last year. With the aggressive Biological Treatment and some help from Mother Nature in the form of fewer heavy rains, we are shooting to achieve water clarity of 5 feet or better for most of this Summer.
All-in-all, we are off to a very good start in 2018!
Mike Caywood, Chair Lake and Dam Committee
LAKE HEALTH TIPS, HOMEOWNERS CAN HELP:
When it rains, where does the water go? Straight into the lake! How does this rush of fast moving water impact our environment and more importantly, our lake? Not as great as you may think! How can you help mother nature balance out the water and nutrients to be where they should be for an optimal ecosystem?
Stop in the office to pick up a booklet on storm water management by PA Department of Environmental Protection. It covers why you should manage the storm water and how you can do so. It covers simple methods that help, such as rain barrels, rain gardens, pervious pavers/asphalt, and dry wells. The booklet is available for free, so you can learn how to use simple techniques on your property that have a big impact on the environment and the health of the lake!
Available in the office Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. If you cannot get to the office during regular hours, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy. We can reply with the PDF version.
Many men and women who have served in the Armed Forces are residents of our Community. We would like to take the opportunity to recognize
those that we know. If we inadvertently left you off the list, please call the Lake Heritage office so we can make sure to include you in the future.
Annett, Ronald Army**
Applegate, Archie Navy**
Barr, Alexander Army, Deceased
Bates, Robert Army, Deceased
Bender, Karen Army
Berkey, Bob Army
Boyd, Ethan Marines
Brady, William Army, Deceased**
Braun, Stan Marine
Brogan, Larry Army
Callenbach, Tim Army
Cantler, Arthur Army**
Caywood, William Army, Deceased
Chambers, Justice Marines
Chantelau, William Army
Clevinger, Ernest Army
Crockett, David Army, Deceased
Crutchfield, Richard Army**
Cyr, Raymond Army, Deceased
Demarest, Edward Army
Dillon, Brandon Navy**
Dittig, John Air Force
Doerr, John Army
Dolly, Thomas Army
Dowd, Anthony Marines, Deceased
Dye, Lloyd Navy
Eberlin, Bill Army
Edwards, Art Navy
Emerson, Richard Marines, Deceased
Evans, Hank Army
Eyler, Charles Army Air Corp**
Eyler, Gregory Navy
Ferguson, Herbert Navy, Deceased
Ferguson, Hubert Navy
Ferrara, Len Army
Fox, Bill Army, Deceased
Franz, Dave Army, Deceased
Fryling, Robert Marines, Deceased
Furford, George Navy
Gary, Thomas Army
Gilliam, Reggie Air Force
Gockowski, Gerald Army, Deceased
Gough, Robert Army
Guzinski, Hank Army**
Hagmeyer, Gerald Air Force, Deceased
Hanson, Clarence Army, Deceased
Harman, Fred Army
Hartmann, Ted Army**
Pluta, Donald Army, Deceased
Pore, Arthur Navy
Previti, Louis Air Force, Deceased
Pruner, Gene Navy, Deceased
Purdy, Richard Army
Randall, Rich Navy
Ratay, Gary Marines
Rice, Brian Army
Rice, David Marines
Richard, Joe Navy
Rogers, Charles Air Force, Deceased
Rowe, James Navy, Deceased
Royals, Gerald Army
Schafer, Jim Navy, Deceased
Schenker, Fred Army
Scherer, John Army
Sefcheck, Vincent Army
Seidel III, Robert Army, Deceased
Shoemaker, Larry Army
Smith, Jane Army
Smith, Bill Army
Spinelli, John Army
Steckman, Oscar Air Force, Deceased
Sterling, James Air Force, Deceased
Strine, Harry Army
Sylvester, Edward Navy, Deceased
Taylor, Ralph Air Force**
Trauth, John Navy**
Unglesbee, Tony Army, Deceased
Vikali, Bahman Army
Walker, Allen Navy**
Wallace, Bruce Army
Walton, Bryce Army, Deceased
Weagly, Dick Marines
Watt, Murray Army
Wellborn, Bill Marine/Coast Guard
Wentz, William Army
Whitney, James Marines, Deceased
Williams, Gene Navy
Wilson, Richard Navy
Wise, Jack Air Force, Deceased
Wolo, Michael Air Force
Wholey, John Army, Deceased
Yost, Harry Marines
Zimmer, Edward Army**
** Former Lake Resident
Haught, John Marines
Hellyer, Howard Army
Heltzel, Joseph Navy
Henderson, Steven Air Force, on active duty
Henderson, William Air Force
Hood, Robert Air Force
Howe, Greg Army
Hulsether, William Air Force
Humphrey, Marcus Air Force, Deceased
Hurkett, Dan Army
Hutta, Ed Army
Jessen, Christian Air Force
Jones, Charles Army, Deceased
Kauffmann, Roy Army, Deceased
Kelley, Robert Army**
Kerr, Fred Army
Kimple, Corey Army
King, Howell Navy, Deceased
Klansik, John Navy**
Konopka, Anthony Army
Koontz, Josh Air Force**
Kovall, Stephen Army, Deceased
Krakosky, George Army**
Krause, Fred Navy, Deceased Krebs, Galen
Lane, David Air Force
Leino, John Air Force
Leone, Clement Army Air Force
Leslie, Richard Navy, Deceased
Lovelace, Kenneth Air Force
Mason, John Navy**
Meyers, Paul Air Force, Deceased
Miller, James Army, Deceased
Miller, Richard Air Force
Monahan, Paul Army, Deceased
Moore, Edgar Army, Deceased
Moul, Donald Navy
Moulton, David Army
Nevins, Frank Army, Deceased
Nicholas, Jack Navy
Oakes, Ken Navy
Oakes, Steve Army
Oakes, Wanda Army, Deceased
Ostrowski, Robert Navy
Parmentier, Randall Coast Guard
Phillips, John Air Force
Plattner, Joe Navy, Deceased
Plattner, Trudy Navy, Deceased
LH WOMEN’S CLUB
Dawn Franzese, Karen Kane, Dona Klem, and Rachel
Parmentier shared hostess duties for the June meeting.
Twenty-six women attended our June meeting for the Women’s Club. Our hosts Dawn Franzese, Karen King, Rachel Parmentier, and Dona Klem served a variety of delicious baked goods and low-calorie snacks.
Our speaker for June was John Joyce, an expert on the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower. He focused on the relationship between Ike and his wife Mamie. They were true lovers for 54 years. He shared several little-known stories about the couple. We all found him to be very interesting.
During our business meeting issues were discussed about our Shady Grove gardens, welcome packets for new residents, the plant sale profit, July 2nd flag distribution and the newly purchased Christmas garland. With the help of Fishing Club, Ski Club, Women’s Club and private donations, enough money was raised to purchase 232 feet of commercial grade, pre-lit garland. Members were happy to hear that the club will host the PA teacher’s retirement seminar again this November.
Our hosts for the July 10th meeting will be Dorothy Nicholas and Karen Richard. Phyllis French would like to thank all the members for their continued support for all club activities. When volunteers are needed, many hands go up immediately. It makes everything move so smoothly. These women are doers. If you want to get involved with a group of doers, come check us out. Our meetings are the second Tuesday of every month and begin at 9:30am at the Community Center.
LH BRIDGE CLUB
COME JOIN THE BRIDGE CLUB
We play the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM in the Community Center
Each player pays Fifty Cents/night and we all bring and share snack refreshments
Call Roy and Linda Fauth at 717-334-9417 or 717-253-4373.
Players cover all levels from the beginners to those who remember every card. Most of all it is a bunch of friends having a great excuse to gather and enjoy an evening of fun.
Results of the most recent evenings:
June 1 June 15
1st Dick Greenlee Tom Dolly
2nd Paula Greenlee Nina Dolly
3rd Roy Fauth Jim Gockowski
Note – sometimes there are more winners reported as the numbers of tables on a specific night increase.
TAILS FROM THE FISHING CLUB
A total of 66 members and guests gathered in the Community Center’s Banquet Room for the Fishing Club’s monthly meeting on June 8th. The meeting was called to order by President Steve Oakes at 6:30 p.m. He thanked the following members for hosting the evening’s festivities: Sandy & Greg Howe, Don Moul & Paulette Smith, Scotty & Judy Watt, and Gloria Wholey. The theme for the evening was “Best Friends Day” and the banquet room tables were decorated with colorful red, white and blue tablecloths and beautiful flowers.
Treasurer Bob Gough provided his monthly financial report, with a treasury balance of $6,981 on May 31st, of which $1,386 is set aside for the Veterans and Friends Initiative – leaving a balance of $5595 for club expenditures. Bob’s report was accepted by the membership. Since Secretary Dave Moulton’s minutes from the May meeting were included in the June LH Newsletter, he noted two brief items relevant only to club members and his minutes were accepted as reported in the LH Newsletter and during the meeting.
In partnership with the Women’s Club, Ila Verdirame of the Scholarship Committee welcomed the third scholarship award recipient, Joseph Pecaitis, who was accompanied by family members. Joseph graduated from Gettysburg High School and will attend Penn State in the fall majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He was presented with a Scholarship Certificate and associated checks will be soon forwarded to Penn State.
Pat Thorsen, Chair of the Sunshine Committee, mentioned she sent out two get well cards over the past month to a club member to help support his ongoing recovery efforts.
Ernie Clevinger mentioned the Gettysburg American Legion Riders of Post 202 sponsored the participation of members Clem Leone and Ken Oakes (accompanied by Janet Skipper and Greg Lang, respectively) for a two-day trip (June 5-7) to the D-Day National Memorial in Bedford, VA. Both Clem and Ken were grateful to be recognized for their military service during World War II on such a patriotic and celebratory occasion.
Scotty Watt mentioned that the Fishing Club received a thank you note from the Roots for Boots organization in New Oxford, PA, for the charitable donation made earlier courtesy of the club’s Veterans and Friends initiative.
The next road clean-up, with Ila and Matt Verdirame currently leading the effort, was scheduled for Saturday morning after the meeting (Saturday, June 9th). Individuals interested in participating in the clean-up met in the parking lot of the Shady Grove Pavilion at 7:45 a.m.
Matt Verdirame provided a brief update that the overall condition of the lake is looking good this year. He mentioned two good signs are that white perch are decreasing in number and other fish are increasing in size.
Steve passed around a sign-up sheet for members to volunteer their time to join three new committees he has established. The committees are: By-laws Review Committee, Budget Committee, and Officers Nominating Committee for next year. Once committee members are selected, results of their efforts will likely be shared in the LH Newsletter.
Steve mentioned the Fishing Club picnic and brief meeting is scheduled for July 13th at the Shady Grove Pavilion with the earlier start time of 5:00 p.m. Hosting duties for the picnic will be the responsibility of Lynne & Sylvan Hershey, Karen & Joe Richard, Pat & George Thorsen, and Susanne Umidi & Rich Jackson.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m. Steve Oakes, Club President
Upcoming Special Event: Don’t forget to invite your family members and friends and neighbors to the Annual Pancake Breakfast on July 4th (Wednesday) from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Community Center Banquet Room. See additional details in the LH Newsletter.