A Message from the Manager

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We are fast approaching the summer season, and I would like to update the members on our 2024 planned projects and a few other items.Community Projects:Residents may learn more about these and other projects by attending board meetings, the budget work sessions or contacting me directly at PhyllisHaase@pepoa.org2024 Stormwater Management ImprovementThe improvement to the stormwater runoff concern at the Cranberry Gate will be entering into Phase Two of the project, which involves the installation of two swales adjacent to Penn Estates Drive outbound lane, concrete curbing, milling 2″ of pavement base course above the stormwater trench, and installing new pavement. The improvements are scheduled to begin April 8.New Recreational Amenities for 2024The new addition of a Picnic Grove adjacent to Lower Twin Lake is underway. Members will have access to a milled parking pad, a walkway to the grove, BBQ grills, and picnic tables. The outdoor stage at the Sports Complex will follow for “Concerts in the Park” and additional outdoor entertainment. We welcome members who would like to share their talent and express their art to contact my office to discuss performing this summer.Community Center and Office BuildingThe 30-year old patio doors at the back of the Community Center, which have allowed water to encroach in the area during heavy rains, have been replaced with windows, allowing more light to shine in the area. At the request of members, I am happy to announce that the new area will be an addition to the fitness center as a Yoga and Pilates studio.Generator Project:The permit to install a 130Kw generator, which will power the Recreation Center and Community Center during power outages and allow the association to offer warming and cooling stations for our members, has finally been approved. The installation will commence in April.Community PoolThe lap pool is scheduled to be painted, and a protective finish will be applied to the concrete pool at the end of April. Draining of the pool will begin next week.Recreation StaffingI would like to extend an invitation to those interested in joining our team for the summer season as a lifeguard or badge monitor to email me their resumes or letters of interest.For those who reside in Stroud Township, their annual Spring Cleanup is scheduled for April 24-27. Please contact the municipality at 570.421.3240 with any questions.I would like to remind our members that “Meet the Candidates” is scheduled for April 2 at 6:30 pm for members in good standing as of the March 20 record date. This is your opportunity to meet the candidates and ask questions.Our Recreation Committee has been busy planning new events. A day trip is scheduled to Baltimore Inner Harbor on July 13 and Resorts Casino in the Catskills on May 20, as well as other exciting events.The Request for Proposal for the 2024 Paving is out for bid. The proposed roads are as follows:Runnymede DriveJuniper CourtWoodchuck CourtAsh TerraceClover Ln Cul-de-sacWarren CourtWinona TerraceDellwood CourtOaklandGrouse CourtI would like to thank all who donated during our March Blood Drive. The need for blood is never-ending, and thanks to you, the units collected will play a critical role in saving a life.As the Community Manager, I want to hear back from our members. Please share your ideas on how we can improve the events being offered to the membership and what new amenities or improvements you would like to see implemented.I wish you and your family good health and an enjoyable spring!Phyllis HaaseCommunity Manager

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