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									       A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE
                                                                                                    1 Country Place Drive, Tobyhanna, PA 18466-9599
                                                                                                          A Private Recreational Community
                                                                                                                          apoconocountryplace.com

A Pocono Country Place Property Owners Association                                                                                                                   JANUARY 2006




                                                                                                    Santa, Mrs. Claus and all the kids at APCP’s Brunch Bunch holiday brunch in December.

            New Column:                                                                                                     A.P.C.P.WINTER RULES
             Community TitBit
                                                                                                      The maintenance Staff is responsible for clearing roadways only. Roads will be plowed
              by Joe Austin                                                                         as follows: Primary roads, Secondary roads and Cul-de-sacs.
                 page 6                                                                               No driveways or private mailboxes will be cleared. Please wait until your road has been
                                                                                                    plowed before clearing your driveway.
                                                                                                      No shoveling into the roadways.
                                                                                                      Cars parked on the roadways/easements will be towed at the owner’s expense.
                         President’s Report                                                           Cluster boxes will be done after all roadways have been cleared.
                               page 3                                                                 The Association will not be responsible for damages done within the Association road right-
                                                                                                    of-ways.
                                                                                                      Please place and remove recycling and garbage cans on day of pickup.
               From the Manager
                    page 4

                                   Index
Amusements ............................12         Issues and Answers ..................18                    Wishing
                                                                                                                                                  A Sincere Thank You to
Activities....................................7   Letters......................................18
Area Services............................11       Minutes ..............................16-17
                                                                                                           Everyone in                             the Board of Directors
Budget ....................................14     Notices ......................................2
Calendar ....................................9
Classifieds ................................11
                                                  President’s Report ......................3
                                                  Property Manager ..................4-5                  APCP a Happy                                from the staff of
Communications ......................6            Public Safety ............................14
Community TitBit ......................6          Senior Moment..........................6                  New Year!                             A Pocono Country Place
Country Kids ............................6
Garden & Craft ..........................7
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         BOARD OF DIRECTORS
                                                                                        CLUB and
              2005-06                                                                                                     2006 Recycle Schedule
Ralph Schiffino ........................................President                      COMMITTEE
                                                                                                                                      Week of January 9
Jerry Teicher ....................................Vice President                        MEETINGS                                      Week of January 23
Bernadette Bruno ....................................Treasurer                        Get involved in your community—
Giuseppe Poma ......................................Secretary                                                             At A Pocono Country Place we tie our newspapers or
                                                                                                   Attend!
                                                                                                                          place them in a brown paper bag. We do not separate
                         Directors                                                           Communications
                                                                                                                           glass, metal cans and plastic bottles or plastic jugs.
   Joe Austin, Carlo DiPasquale, Cynthia Rametta,                                                2nd Sunday
           Alma Ruiz-Smith, Rob Serulneck
                                                                                                    2 p.m.
                                                                                              Environmental
                        Disclaimer                                                     1st Saturday, Board Room                         Editorial Review Board
   The articles, notices, advertisements and any other printed                                     10 a.m.
    material contained within this newspaper may or may not                                                                    Joe Austin, Werner Frank, Veronica Frank,
                                                                                          Craft & Garden Club
     necessarily express, imply or reflect the actual views or                                 3rd Wednesday                               Carlo DiPasquale
   opinions of our A Pocono Country Place Board of Directors                                        1 p.m.
                                                                                                J Clubhouse                                    Contributors
                                                                                               Seniors Club                         Joe Austin, Joe Baio, Werner Frank,
                                                                                           2nd & 4th Wednesdays
                                                                                                                                              Sandra Almonte
              Open Board                                                                  12 noon, J Clubhouse
                                                                                      Buildings & Architecture
                                                                                                1st Saturday
                                                                                                                                 MONTHLY MEETING DATES
               Meetings                                                              E Clubhouse Library–10 a.m.
                                                                                              (Members only)
                                                                                           Website Committee
                                                                                                                              Coolbaugh Township Board of Supervisors
                                                                                                                                  Regular Meetings–1st and 3rd Tuesdays–7 p.m.
                                                                                                3rd Monday,                         Parks and Recreation Commission
                                                                                           6 p.m. Board Room                               2nd Wednesday–6:30 p.m.
                                                                                               Crime Watch
             January 14, 1 p.m.                                                        1st Monday, E Clubhouse
                                                                                                                                            Planning Commission
                                                                                                                                               2nd Monday–7 p.m.
                                                                                                    7 p.m.
                                                                                       To include information about           All above meetings are held in the Municipal Building
                                                                                     your committee here, please sub-          5550 Memorial Boulevard (Route 611), Tobyhanna
           February 11, 1 p.m.                                                       mit it to the Newsletter Team no
                                                                                      later than the 10th of the month.
                                                                                                                                      Pocono Mountain School Board
                                                                                                                                          1st & 3rd Wednesdays–7 p.m.
                                                                                                                                   Location may vary on campus in Swiftwater.
                                                                                                                          Watch Legal Notices in the Pocono Record for special meetings.
                                                                                                                           GET INVOLVED, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
                              REWARD
                                UP TO $500
                  for any person giving
                 information that leads
                                                                                                                              Deadline
              to the arrest and conviction
                  of person or persons                                                                                    for February
                  that have vandalized
                  Association property.                                                                                   newspaper is
                     CALL SECURITY
                       894-1399                                                                                            january 10
                EMERGENCY                                                                                                       SECTION REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                             A Gate                       Section    Name                              Telephone (894)
              PHONE NUMBERS                                                              Reception Hours                  C          Al & Jeanette CARTOLANO                       5723
Police/Fire/Ambulance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .911
Police/Fire/Ambulance . . ...................................................9
State Police ..........................................................839-7
State Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .839-7701
                                                                                          Monday to Friday                D          Lillian Peterson BURROUS                      1920
Public Safety
Public Safety                                                                            8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.              E          Mary NACHTIGAL                                2641
Please dial carefully when calling security.
Pleasedial carefully when calling security.
Emergency Only . . ...................................................894-50
                                                                                              Saturday                    F          Isaac NACHTIGAL                               2641
Emergency Only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-5028
A-H Guard Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-4031
A-H Guard Station . . ................................................894-4                9 a.m. - 1 p.m.                G          Angela CARBONERI                              4644
J Guard Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-1318
J Guard Station . . ....................................................894-1                                             G          Bonnie COOGAN                                 1211
K, Guard Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-4202
K,L L Guard Station ................................................894-4
Office ....................................................................894-83
Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-8356
                                                                                                                          H          Bob Sciarrone                                 0265
Fa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-8880
Fax ........................................................................894-88
   x                                                                                                                      J          Lorna D’Farrel Rodriguez                      5425
Welcome Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-8468, 894-8469
Welcome Center . .................................894-8468, 894-84
Fax ........................................................................894-84                                        K          Joe & Felicia BAIO                            8977
Fa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .894-8461
   x
Roadkill Hotline, Monroe Co.Co.. ...............................420-37
R oadkill Hotline, Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . .420-3754                        NOW ACCEPTED                         L          James UZCATEGUI-GAYMON                        2701
A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006                                                                                                                                         PAGE 3



Be prepared for winter President’s
   When it drops below
freezing, water pipes in your
                                                - Know the location of
                                              your main water shut-off
                                                                                          ing containers of bottled
                                                                                          water, available in super-
                                                                                                                                     Report
home can freeze and burst.                    valve. If a pipe freezes or                 markets. One gallon of
                                                                                                                                             by Ralph Schiffino
Here are a few tips for a                     bursts, shut the water off                  water per person, per day,
                                                                                                                              By now everyone has received their bill and noticed the
worry-free winter . . . with-                 immediately.The main water                  for drinking and sanitation
                                                                                                                            increase in our dues. I understand that everyone might
out costly plumbing dam-                      valve is usually located along              is recommended. Be careful
                                                                                                                            not be happy about it but, as you all know, every year the
age.                                          a basement wall next to the                 not to keep bottled water
                                                                                                                            cost of living goes up. We have to pass this minimal
   Before cold weather sets                   water meter or where the                    indefinitely; check labels for
                                                                                                                            increase along to the members in order for us to main-
in:                                           water supply enters the                     expiration dates.
                                                                                                                            tain the standards we have set for this community.
   - Know the areas in your                   building.                                     When temperature drop
                                                                                                                              This coming year you will start to see your dues at
home where water pipes                          - Protect your pipes.                     below zero
                                                                                                                            work and you will notice some improvements to our
are most vulnerable to                        Wrap exposed water pipes                      - Open a faucet and run a
                                                                                                                            community that I’m sure will please you.
freezing – crawl spaces, out-                 with insulation or electrical               small trickle of water
                                                                                                                              I hope to see you all at the Superbowl Party on Sunday,
side walls, outside faucets,                  pipe heater. Newspaper or                   overnight to keep your
                                                                                                                            February 5.
unheated rooms, basements,                    fabric may also work.                       water pipes from freezing.
                                                                                                                              Have a really Happy New Year!
garages or attics.                              - Protect your water                      The cost of running extra
                                                                                                                              I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes on
   - Eliminate sources of                     meter. Make sure the lid on                 water will be a fraction of
                                                                                                                            the newest addition to my family, my new grandson,
cold air near water lines.                    your outdoor meter is tight-                the cost to repair a broken
                                                                                                                            Gino Raphael.
Make your basement airtight                   ly closed. Don’t disturb it!                water pipe.
by repairing broken win-                      Snow cover helps provide                      - Open doors to cabinets
dows and insulating walls.                    additional insulation for                   located on exterior walls to     to the water meter or near     can also be used in some sit-
Eliminate drafts. Close off                   your outdoor meter.                         expose water pipes to            where the water supply         uations.
crawl space vents and doors.                    - Drain water lines to                    warmer room temperatures.        enters the building.              - Do not use an open
If you turn down the heat in                  outside faucets. Disconnect                   - If necessary, place a          - Do not attempt to thaw     flame to thaw pipes. It’s a
areas of your home to con-                    garden hoses and, if practi-                light bulb near exposed          frozen pipes unless water is   fire hazard and could dam-
serve energy, be aware that                   cal, use an indoor valve to                 water pipes and your water       shut off. Freezing often       age plastic piping.
water pipes in adjoining                      shut off and drain water                    meter.                           causes unseen cracks in           - Once pipes have
walls will be exposed to                      from pipes leading to out-                    If your water pipes freeze     pipes or joints.               thawed, turn the water
colder temperatures and                       side faucets.                                 - Shut the water off             - Apply heat to the frozen   back on slowly and check
could freeze.                                   - General emergency                       immediately. The main            pipe by either warming the     for leaks.
                                              preparations include stor-                  water valve is usually located   air around it our by heat-
                                                                                          along a basement wall next       ing it directly. Hot water

    Have you heard?                                                                                                                                          2006
    What I have SOLD...                                                                     AEA Plumbing                                                   Recycling
      K778 Rolling Hills Dr.                      K417 Rolling Hills Rd.                       &Heating
      3653 Rosewood Ln.
      338-339 Park Place
      9345 Fairmount Dr.
                                                  J218 Jasmine Dr.
                                                  K701 Millwood Terr.
                                                  K252 Black Birch Way
                                                                                                                                                           Schedule
                                                                                           Repairs & Installations
      H97 Deerfield Dr.                           1199 Idlewood Dr.
      F329 Boardwalk Dr.
      K350 Raburn Terr.
                                                  K495 Fairhaven Dr.
                                                  6169 Somer Terr.
                                                                                           Tobyhanna                                                           Week of:
      H345 Country Place Dr.                      3150 Lakeview Dr.                        Safet Koljenovic                                                January 9 & 23
      E396 Country Place Dr.                      K50 Lakeside Dr.
      F405 Ventnor Dr.                            1128 Knollwood Dr.                       (570) 894-5853                                                  February 6 & 20
      7672 Diane Ct.                              6252 Park Place
      K33 Knollwood Dr.
      8268 Nature Dr.
                                                  K417 Rolling Hills Dr.
                                                  D246 Lakeview Dr.
                                                                                                                                                            March 6 & 20
      G15 Beaver Ct.                              3119 Sec. IV Cotswald Rd.                                                                                  April 3 & 17
      9517 Jasmine Dr.                            6252 Park Place
      1689 Midwood Terr.                          K418 Rolling Hills Rd.                                                                                    May 1, 5 & 29
      E325 Carol Terr.                            1589 Black Birch Way
      K252 Black Bear Way                         G215 Mountain Lane                                                                                        June 12 & 26
      K171 Black Birch Way                        7145 Robinwood
      H345 Country Pl. Dr. N                      9514 Jasmine Dr.                                                                                           July 11 & 24
      F405 Ventor Dr.                             8883 Chipmunk Dr.
      K599 Winding Way                            7975 Deerfield Dr.                                                                                        August 7 & 21
                              “Thank you to all of the owners &                                                                                               Sep. 4 & 18
                              buyers who believed & trusted me.
                              When you need to believe & trust in                                                                                          Oct. 2, 16, & 30
                              someone with the sale of your home...
                              call me, your neighbor. A proud
                                                                                                                                                            Nov. 13 & 27
                              owner of a home in A Pocono                                                                                                    Dec. 11 & 25
                              Country Place."
                                  Cynthia McCullough Nobels,
                                             Your A.P.C.P. Neighborhood Specialist/
                                                           Award Winning Realtor

    WILKINS & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE, INC.
    Cynthia McCullough Nobles
                                                 MEMBER
    Realtor
    570/839-2240 ext. 302
    mccullough@wilkins1.com                               R E A L             E      C
                                                                    E S T A T E, I N C.
                                                                MT. POCONO OFFICE
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                                      Property Manager’s Report
                                                                                by Karen White

  I hope everyone enjoyed their       that no one reads my article. We        a long way to go and if we work                 mously. Mr. Serulneck was not               decided that if cards were sold too
holidays. It’s just a shame that it   make every effort to clear the          together before you know it                     present.)                                   cheaply that people wouldn’t take
takes so much time and effort and     roads as quickly as possible and in     Spring will be here and I will be                  In order to combine your prop-           as good care of them if they could
then it’s over so quickly.            the event of an emergency (ambu-        reminding you to maintain your                  erties you must pick up a letter            easily and cheaply be replaced and
  I know that I have informed the     lance call, fire etc.) if your road     drainage.                                       from this office to take to the             if they aren’t reported lost that we
membership through my articles        has not yet been plowed we will            At the February Executive                    township which states that the              would have gate cards all over the
that when we have a snow storm        have a maintenance truck open           Meeting, a motion was passed by                 Association is aware that the lots          mountain and lose the security
the roads are plowed in the fol-      the way for the emergency vehi-         the Board of Directors to allow                 are to be combined. You are                 that this entry system was meant
lowing order, main roads, second-     cle.                                    tenants to be members of Adhoc                  required to have a survey done              to provide.
ary roads then cul-de-sacs. I also       We have a 10 foot easement on        Committees. It was the feelings of              and present it to the township for             Just as a reminder the price for
advise that you do not shovel your    the front of the properties and a       some of the board that there are                approval. You must then have a              Resale Certificates was increased
driveways until after your road       25 foot easement on corner prop-        tenants within the community                    deed drawn up and recorded at               to $125 effective January 1, 2006
has been plowed as we can not         erties in order to have a place to      that care about the community                   the Monroe County Courthouse                and don’t forget that the
avoid putting snow at the end of      push the snow. Please do not call       and also have the expertise to be               showing that this is now a com-             Administration Office will be
your driveway.                        to say that there is a vacant lot       an asset on some on the commit-                 bined lot.                                  closed on Tuesdays January 3
  Judging from the phone calls        across from you and we should           tees.                                              In addition the following                through March 28.
we receive I would have to assume     have put the snow there. We have           According to the Bylaws you                  motion was also passed.                        Christmas trees may be placed
                                      48 miles of roadways to clear. We       must be a Member in Good                           To sell gate cards to immediate family   curbside for pickup through the
                                      do not have time to look for            Standing to serve on the commit-                members (proof of relationship must be      end of January. Please remove all
                                      empty lots especially in the mid-       tee. Therefore, this motion was                 provided) for $25.00 per card non-refund-   lights and tree stands. After
                                      dle of the night. This is the           rescinded at the December                       able, Effective February 1, 2006.           January 31 you may dispose of
                                      Poconos, we live on top of a            Executive Meeting.                                 (This motion passed unani-               your tree at the township building
                                      mountain. Snow in the winter is a          In February, March and April                 mously. All board members were              on Laurel Drive.
                                      part of life and I’m sure no one        there were motions made pertain-                present.)                                      There is now a box in the
                                      likes it any less than I do but it’s    ing to the combination of lots. At                 There was much discussion as             Welcome Center to collect food
                                      something we all have to live           the December Meeting these                      to the cost of the gate card. It was        for the food pantry.
                                      with.                                   motions were rescinded and the



                                                                                                                                         RAY PRICE
                                         Another thing I have noticed is      following motion was passed to
                                      that there are some residents that      combine the motions into one.
                                      are shoveling and or plowing the           Effective February 17, 2005 – Only
                                      snow from their driveways out           two adjoining lots may be combined. The
                                      onto the roadways. This can create      combining of any more than two lots must                                        THE ORIGINAL
                                      a hazardous condition and is not        be approved by the Board of Directors.               MT. POCONO CREDIT SPECIALIST                             CRESCO
                                      allowed. Another problem is the            Effective March 11, 1995 – With
                                      vehicles parked on the roadways.        respect to combined lots the annual dues                                           SINCE 1913
                                      This impedes the snow plows             shall be one hundred percent (100%) of the               SALES • LEASING • PARTS • SERVICE
                                      from doing their job and is             highest dues that could have been charged on
                                      against the Rules and Regulations.      the first lot and ten percent (10%) of the
                                      Cars parked on the roadways pre-        annual dues that could have been charged on
                                      venting the plow trucks from            the second lot.                                        RAY PRICE FORD                       RAY PRICE CHEVROLET
                                      clearing the roadways will be              Effective April 9, 2005 – If more than
                                      towed.                                  two lots are combined and the adjacent                   839-1111                                 595-2438
                                         Our Maintenance staff does a         third unimproved lot is combined the cost                RT. 940, MT. POCONO                         RT. 390, CRESCO
                                      good job clearing the roadways          would be 25% and the fourth unimproved                  888-RAY PRICE                           800-4 RAY PRICE
                                      and sometimes things happen.            lot would be 50% of the dues.
                                      Many of our trucks are old and             If after combination said lots are subdi-
                                      between the last two storms three       vided by the property owner, the property
                                      of them broke down and had to           owner shall be assessed the percentage of the
                                      be repaired. Please practice a little   dues that would have been charged from the
                                      patience and don’t make their job       date of combination.
                                      any harder than it is. We still have       (This motion passed unani-
A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006                                                                                                                                             PAGE 5

      Property Manager’s Report                                                                 Percentage collected at this time last year was 100% and 79%.
                                                                                                We currently have 285 payment agreements in the amount of $232,938.94. There are no agree-
                                                                                                ments pending. Default letters mailed 8. Defaulted & removed 46. Paid in full 14.

         December 10, 2005                                                                      Current income for Capital Improvement Fee:
                                                                                                                2005               2004
                                                                                                January      24,396.50          27,613.00
1. Architecture. The following are the figures for Architecture for fiscal year 2005:           February     23,992.00          23,952.80
                                2005                    2005 YTD                                March        37,440.20          24,588.00
Total new home permits issued: 4                            30                                  April        28,004.00          33,519.00
Total permit monies:           400.00                    5,170.00                               May          72,649.50          21,497.10
Road Fees:                       .00                      690.00                                June         45,219.20          28,598.00
Permits pending as of November 0                                                                July         43,749.10          34,025.58
B&A Citation                     .00                        .00                                 August       40,972.00          30,338.00
                                                                                                September    51,005.20          37,808.50
During the month of November in addition to new home permits the following were issued:         October      39,461.50          33,002.30
The monies below are included in total permit monies above.                                     November     48,162.20          30,165.80
                       2005         2005          2005 Ytd       2005 Ytd                       Total       455,051.40         325,108.08
Decks                    0           .00             30             .00
Fences                   0          N/C               0           N/C
Additions                0           .00              9        250.00
Roofing/Siding
Miscellaneous
                        15
                         5
                                     .00
                                     .00
                                                    143
                                                     79
                                                                    .00
                                                                    .00
                                                                                                                                  J. E.
Garages
Paving
                         0
                         1
                                     .00
                                    N/C
                                                      0
                                                     80
                                                                    .00
                                                                  N/C
                                                                                                                      Home Improvement & Landscaping
Tree Permits            10          N/C             183           N/C                                                                     Tobyhanna, PA 18466
Landscaping              4          N/C              98           N/C
Deer Barrier
Propane Tanks
                         0
                        10
                                    N/C
                                    N/C
                                                      0
                                                     47
                                                                  N/C
                                                                  N/C
                                                                                                                                  SNOW PLOWING
Dog Pens                 0          N/C               4           N/C                                                           (570) 894-2514/(570) 336-7299
Building Codes           0          N/C               0           N/C                                                           “Our Goal is Your Satisfaction”
Pre-Fab Sheds            5          N/C              40           N/C
Painting                 3          N/C              66           N/C
                                                                                                                                  See our 2nd ad about other repairs
Satellite Dishes        25          N/C             193           N/C
Water Line               0          N/C              15           N/C
Re-Entry Fee             0           .00              3             .00
                                                                                                                    “Hola me llamo Liz y hablo tu idioma te puedo
2. Collections. The following is a breakdown of fiscal year collections:                                            ayudar con la compra y venta de tu casa vivo en
(Past Dues)    Dues & Maint.         Penalties             Total
                                                                                                                    A Pocono Country Place y
             2005       2004      2005        2004    2005       2004                                               Conozco Tus necesidades
January   61,221.53 29,875.29 4,091.17 6,853.02 65,312.70 36,728.31
February 45,765.10 31,432.56 2,379.58 10,488.56 48,144.68 41,921.12                                                 llamame. I speak English.”
March     74,331.18 38,256.47 4,403.65 17,903.40 78,734.83 56,159.87
April     40,684.21 53,211.99 5,559.16 13,983.19 46,243.37 67,195.18
May       33,819.17 32,008.52 10,396.19 5,383.47 44,215.36 37,391.99                                                  Multimillion dollar
June      25,679.60 31,415.79 5,362.87 4,940.20 31,042.47 36,355.99                                                    producer 2004
July      31,059.61 26,426.92 6,504.45 6,295.54 37,564.06 32,722.46
August    40,403.86 21,156.58 7,311.11 11,713.97 47,714.97 32,870.54
September 30,491.62 11,173.34 6,469.44 6,059.84 36,961.06 17,233.18
October   36,507.39 44,903.90 6,496.99 7,972.61 43,004.38 52,876.51
November 26,172.03 24,246.00 4,190.95 5,168.58 30,362.98 29,414.58                                                                               Elizabeth “Liz” Cespedes
Total    446,135.30 344,107.36 63,165.56 96,762.37 509,300.86 440,869.73                                                                         Salesperson
                                                                                                                                                 Bus. 570-839-2240 ex. 313
Dues and Maintenance Collections 2005                       Citations
                2005         2004                    2005            2004
Collected through:                                                                                                                               Mt. Pocono Office
December 275,213.54       476,798.50                                                                                                             Mt. Pocono Plaza, Ste.15 #601
January 1,238,715.57 1,006,566.56                 3,112.28        2,792.74                                                                       Rte. 940, Mt. Pocono, PA 18344
February     165,801.53   186,040.72              1,770.00        3,995.74                                                                       E-mail: ecespedes@wilkins1.com
March        345,604.95   492,153.60              4,250.00        6,393.51
April        197,609.39   233,439.65              2,345.00        5,453.78
May          542,060.71   291,999.77              4,219.72        2,871.47
June
July
August
             178,577.89
             131,710.07
             108,868.62
                          120,162.06
                           85,130.93
                           59,441.89
                                                  3,892.00
                                                  3,438.43
                                                  6,803.97
                                                                  2,036.48
                                                                  2,653.91
                                                                  1,600.70
                                                                                                                            NOTICE
September     81,216.64    55,736.76              4,644.02        3,189.47                                          Illegal Dumping of Trash
October       70,733.95    51,597.58              5,193.75        4,344.76
November 118,187.88        46,178.65              5,045.08        2,623.95                                At the Coolbaugh Township Road Department
Total      3,454,300.74 3,105,246.67             44,714.25       37,956.51

Prepaid 2005 D/M                                                                               The Township is having a critical problem with people illegally dumping general
Through          2005                     2004                                                   trash, white goods, tires, tree stumps and hazardous materials, such as paint,
January           71.36                 6,101.44                                                    thinner, oil, etc. behind the Road Department garage on Laurel Drive in
February       6,791.29                   384.54
March          2,019.10                 2,510.34
                                                                                                                                    Tobyhanna.
April          2,053.61                 1,355.02
May            2,091.28                 4,392.92                                                Surveillance cameras have been installed at the site by the Monroe County
June           2,053.52                 3,298.40                                                Municipal Waste Management Authority (MCMWMA). Violator will be cited.
July           4,609.85                 2,454.09
August         3,572.69                   510.79
September      5,363.24                   663.00                                                              THE FINE FOR ILLEGAL DUMPING IS UP TO $1000
October        3,054.05                 2,957.53
November       4,190.95                 3,218.72                                                The Blue Bin Recycling dumpsters in back of the Road Department garage are
Total         35,870.94                27,846.79                                               clearly labeled for the deposit of recyclables ONLY. Items in bags may not be left
On current Dues and Maintenance collections, the $3,454,300.74 figure represents 105% of our
                                                                                                                        on the ground by the dumpsters.
goal of $3,279,225.00 projected in the 2005 budget; which is an excess of $175,075.44.
                                                                                                Tree branches, brush and un-bagged leaves may be disposed of behind the Blue
This same figure represents 88.8% of the total amount billed of $3,889,890.10.                 Bins. No tree stumps. Questions about the disposal of hazardous materials may be
                                                                                                                   directed to the MCMWMA at 643-6112.
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             Country Kids                                              Senior Moment                                    by Garnetta R. Barrett-Womack
                       by Dawn Ramos
                                                                      HAPPY NEW YEAR! The             2006. If you have ANY            voyance and Mind Reading
  We would like to welcome          children of our community       Senior Club wishes all            QUESTION CALL APPRISE            to entertain through audi-
all Moms, Dads, or anyone           have a place to cone and        health, happiness. In addi-       AT 1-800-498-0330 OR             ence participation. Ross
with a child to come and            have some fun. We do things     tion, concern for those that      570-420-3735.                    combines these elements to
check out our playgroup             like go on trips, play games,   are less fortunate. The             The Holiday Party was a        sustain a highly entertain-
every Tuesday from 11 a.m.          sing songs, have holiday par-   Katrina victims still need a      great event, We all thank        ing, funny and intelligent
to 1 p.m. at the J Clubhouse.       ties and more. If you want to   helping hand. Clear Run           Veronica Frank and Betty         show. Audience participation
  You and your child will           get out of the house and        Elementary in Tobyhanna is        Kane for all their efforts in    is the foundation of the
enjoy a couple of hours             have some fun, come join        holding a coat drive for res-     making this affair one to        show playing the essential
interacting with other peo-         us.                             idents of Monroe Country in       remember.                        role for show success. This
ple from your community. It            We enjoyed a field trip to   need of a warm winter coat.         January 25 the Senior Club     will be great a great experi-
gives your child a chance to        Callies Pretzel and Chocolate   If you have a coat in good        will experience “The Power       ence and fun. Hope to see ya
utilize his or her social and       Factory on December 13          condition and clean, the          of Persuasion” by Ross The       there.
creative abilities. It also helps   where the children learned      school will take it to distrib-   Mentalist. This show will          A Pocono Country Place
to prepare your child for           how pretzels and candy are      ute. Contact Garnetta R.          amaze and amuse the audi-        Seniors Club meets with few
preschool by teaching them          made. Also our Christmas        Barrett-Womack at 894-            ence with his ability to pre-    exceptions on the second
how to share and play with          Party was held on December      5514 to establish a central       dict actions, read thoughts      and fourth Wednesday of
other children their own            20 with a special visit from    pick-up location.                 and subliminally persuade        each month at “J” Club-
age. This program is run by         Santa Claus.                      IMPORTANT: Medicare             any subject to do as he wish-    house at noon. Come visit
parents who volunteer their            Hope to see you there, and   (D) Prescription Drug Plan        es. Mentalism is an art and      us, check the Seniors Club
time to make sure that the          Happy Holidays!                 is in place. The coverage         skill of using Extra Sensory     out for yourself.
                                                                    election period started           Perception, Thought Proj-
                                                                    January 1 ending May 15,          ection, Precognition, Clair-


                                                                                         Communications/Brunch Bunch
                                                                                                             by Bonnie Coogan


                                                                      The Committee hopes that        your generous donations.         would like you to join us.
                                                                    everyone had a wonderful            A reminder to everyone           If anyone has a question
                                                                    holiday season with all their     that there will be no            concerning our community,
                                                                    family and friends. We hope       brunches       in    January,    please call the phone num-
                                                                    that 2006 will be a great         February or March because        bers in our newsletter. It will
                                                                    year for everyone.                of the weather and a lot of      be under Section Repre-
                                                                      Our Holiday Brunch was a        the snowbirds are away. Also     sentatives. They will be able
                                                                    lot of fun for all that attend-   the Committee members            to answer your question or
                                                                    ed. A thank you to all of you     take some vacation too.          help you find out where to
                                                                    that came out to be with us         Our next brunch will be        go for an answer.
                                                                    and to share your goodies or      in April and we hope to see        Have a safe winter and stay
                                                                    make a donation. As I have        all our old friends and plen-    as warm as you can. See you
                                                                    said in the past, we could        ty of new ones. We have a        in April.
                                                                    not do the brunch without         great time every month and
               Food Pantry
           Donations are needed for
               the food pantry.
                                                                                             Community TitBit
                                                                                                                  by Joe Austin
           Canned, boxed or paper
                   products.
             Please leave at the                                       Mrs. Felicia Baio would        and her husband, Joe,who           Our sympathy goes out to
                                                                    like to thank the relatives       was hospitalized during the      Dr. Busiswa Gibson who lost
               welcome center.
                                                                    and friends who were so           month of December.               her mother last month in
                                                                    supportive and kind to her          Congratulations to James       South Africa.
                                                                                                      and Tisha Brown who were           The Bylaws Committee is
                                                                                                      blessed with a son, Matthew      presently reviewing our
                                                                                                      Jacob Brown on October 9,        Bylaws. If you have any sug-
                                                                                                      2005.                            gestions for this committee
                                                                                                        Mrs. Tisha Kelly-Brown,        please forward them to Mrs.
                                                                                                      having passed her certifica-     Cindy Di Pasquale, secretary
                                                                                                      tion exam is now a Psychiatric   to the By-Laws Committee
                                                                                                      Nurse Practitioner. Congratu-    894-8356 / Administration
                                                                                                      lations! We are proud of         Office.
                                                                                                      you.
A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006                                                                                                                                                        PAGE 7

                                                                                                                              Ladies & Gentlemen
                             Activities                                                                            ARE YOU READY FOR
                                      by Vicky Theis                                                                SOME FOOTBALL?
  Welcome 2006! Let us all       Please bring current photo       Claus stopped in from the                     Come and watch the game with
make this New Year a GREAT       IDs.                             North Pole. Santa listened to                your friends on our big screen TV
one. We are all neighbors          “TOUCH DOWN” at our            the children as they told him                        in the E Clubhouse.
and friends so come on and       SUPERBOWL PARTY on               their Christmas wishes, and
join in on the fun at            Sunday February 5. Kick Off      he gave each a bag of good-                                Doors open at
Community           Activities   at the E-Clubhouse 2 p.m.        ies. Those little smiles said it                       noon every Sunday.
Events. TRY IT! You just         Adults 13 and up pay $10         all. Thank you Santa (David                               Free Admission
might like it. So put on your    each and Children 2-12 pay       Armanini), Mrs. Claus                              Beer, soda & pizza available
coats, hats and gloves and I     $5 each. So come on over         (Hilda Ferreira), and all of                         Football pool with prizes
will meet you at the 3           and watch your team on the       the other wonderful volun-
KINGS CELEBRATION on             BIG Screen TV.                   teers for your time and assis-
January 7 at the E-                I would like to tell you       tance. Also thank you                         Football tickets can be picked up at the
Clubhouse. Celebrate from 8      that the Children’s Christ-      Yvonne, Irene and Jeanette                    Admin. Office after Tuesday each week.
p.m. until 2 a.m. Music by       mas Party went very well.        from Maint for the awesome                    Bring tickets to E Club by 1 on Sunday.
George Gorritz. Children 2-      Ms. Nancy’s playgroup chil-      job on the decorations. For
12 pay $3 each and Adults        dren gave an absolutely          anyone who may be inter-
13 and up pay $8 each.           adorable performance. They       ested in becoming a volun-
Please          pay         at   were just TOO cute. Ho, Ho,      teer please contact me at
Administration/Activities.       Ho, Jolly Santa and Mrs.         894-8356 ext. 26.


                     Three Kings Celebration                                                           Superbowl Party
                   January 7 - E-Clubhouse 8 p.m. - 2 a.m.
                                                          Music by George Gorritz                                    Sunday, February 5
                                                           Children 2-12 $3 each                                           E-Club
                                                           Adults 13 & up $8 each                                    Doors Open 2 p.m.
                                                                 Pay at
                                                         Administration/Activities
                                                           Must bring current                                       Watch your team on
                                                               Photo IDs                                              big screen TV!

                                                                                                                      Children 2-12 $5
                     The Garden and Craft Club                                                                       Adults 13 & up $10
                                             by Ann Cavanaugh



  Let me begin by wishing        sary.                          Looking forward to seeing
you all a healthy, happy and       The Garden & Craft Club is you all at the January 18
peaceful New Year.               always open to new mem- meeting.
  Each year our club donates     bers. We meet on the third
a monetary gift to a worthy      Wednesday of the month in                       Be well
cause. The recipient of this     the “J” Clubhouse at 1 p.m.                         Ann
year’s gift was given to the
                                                            432
Food Pantry.                                            STERLING ROAD


  It was nice to see so many
                                          . LAUBSCHER
                                  ROBERT A
of our club members get
together for our Christmas                             NOTARY PUBLIC
Party. Thanks for all those
delicious home made cook-             INSURANCE AGENCY
ies. They add that special               Auto • Home • Commercial • Life                                                      Ski & Ride Center “Skiing... Riding... Tubing:”
touch to the party.                                                                                                                            I-80 Exit 309, Route 447 North Analomink
  This is the time of the year                     570-839-2600                                                                        (570) 595-2150 • www.alpinemountain.com
when the weather is so                           Seasonal/Rentals                                     Save up to $20                      Save up to $12                     Save up to $20
unpredictable. Therefore,                                                                               Learn to ski or ride                 On Snow Tubing                     On Adult or Junior
                                                                                                            packages                             Tickets                           Lift Tickets
during the winter months, if                                                                             Redeem coupon at lift ticket      Redeem coupon at lift ticket         Redeem coupon at lift ticket
                                 Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9-5           Also by Appointment            window. Valid any day 2006        window. Valid any day 2006           window. Valid any day 2006
we run into weather, we will     Tuesday & Thursday 9-8                                              season. (excludes holiday periods) season. (excludes holiday periods)       season. (excludes holiday
                                                                                                         Coupon good FOR UP TO 4           Coupon good FOR UP TO 4            periods) Coupon good FOR UP
cancel a meeting if neces-       Saturday 9-12          Above           All in Service                    PEOPLE. Void with other           PEOPLE. Void with other           TO 4 PEOPLE. Void with other
                                                                                                      discounts. Alpine Mountain (PCP) discounts. Alpine Mountain (PCP)      discounts. Alpine Mountain (PCP)
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A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006                                                                                             PAGE 9




  A Pocono Country Place
     January Calendar
    Sunday             Monday                 Tuesday              Wednesday Thursday                      Friday       Saturday



1                   2                      3                       4                   5               6              7
   New Year’s Day      Administration      Garbage A,B,C,D, E Garbage F, G             Garbage H,J     Garbage K, L   Environmental
                        Office Closed      Country Kids. 11-1, J Nickels, 7, E                                        Committee, 10 a.m.

                                                                                                                      3 Kings Celebration,
                                                                                                                      8 p.m. - 2 a.m., E
                                                                                                                      Club


8                   9                      10                      11                  12              13             14
Big Screen TV       Garbage A,B,C,D&E      Garbage F, G            Garbage H, J       Garbage K, L                    1 p.m. E-Clubhouse
Football, E-Club    Recycle A-E            Recycle F-G             Recycle H, J       Recycle K, L                    Open Board Meeting
Noon                Country Western        Country Kids. 11-1, J   Archery E-Basement
                    Line Dancing, 10:30,   By-Laws Committee,      7
                    E                      7 p.m., board room      Nickels, 7, E



15                  16                     17                      18                  19              20             21
Big Screen TV       Garbage A,B,C,D, E     Garbage F, G            Garbage H , J        Garbage K, L
Football, E-Club    Country Western        Country Kids. 11-1, J   Craft & Garden club,
Noon                Line Dancing, 10:30,   By-Laws Committee,      1 p.m., J-Club,
                    E                      7 p.m., board room      Archery E-Basement
                    Website committee,                             7
                    6, board room


22                  23                     24                      25                  26              27             28
Big Screen TV       Garbage A,B,C,D, E     Garbage F, G            Garbage H, J       Garbage K, L
Football, E-Club    Recycle A-E            Recycle F-G             Recycle H, J       Recycle K, L
Noon                Country Western        Country Kids. 11-1, J   Nickels, 7, E
                    Line Dancing, 10:30,   By-Laws Committee,      Archery E-Basement
                    E                      7 p.m., board room      7



29                  30                     31
Big Screen TV       Garbage A,B,C,D, E     Garbage F, G
Football, E-Club    Country Western        Country Kids. 11-1, J
Noon                Line Dancing,          By-Laws Committee,
                    10:30, E               7 p.m., board room




 Make a difference–get involved!
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                                          576 Church St.
                                       Tobyhanna, PA 18466
          If you need it done...          (570) 894-7682
              we can do it!
                                        (570) 894-7683 (fax)
     Electrical              Decks                         Roofing
     Windows                 Frozen Pipe Repair             Siding
     Plumbing                Rubbish Removal                Doors

            CRAWL SPACES ARE
              OUR SPECIALTY
      Free Estimates               Tobyhanna:(570) 894-7682
       & References                    Emergency Service #
         Available                   Cell:(570) 350-2059
    Senior Discount 10%                (570) 856-7357
                                    www.sandkservices.com

                        Fully Insured
A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006                                                                                                                                   PAGE 11


CLASSIFIEDS
                                                                                        AREA
 LOT FOR SALE                                                                         SERVICES
D-236 For sale, 2 block from
lake. Asking $8900, call Bob
973-761-7616                                        Free Estimates •Senior Citizen Discount

    HOUSE FOR                               Elite Painting & Power Washing
      SALE                                 Exterior/Interior Painting • Power Washing • Cedar Restoratioins
E-301 For Sale, finished base-                          • Custom Staining • Carpentry • Repair
ment, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms,                          Established Family Business - 25 years
living room. Call 570-992-0654.
Also selling an Acre in Virginia.                           570 - 894 - 8843
                                           Residential               Industrial                  Commercial
    HOUSE FOR
      RENT
G-Section House for rent, 3 bed-
room, large kitchen, dining room,
2 full baths. Call 973-595-1808.

  HOUSES FOR
 SALE OR RENT
Cozy chalet, 2 bd, bath, loft
$74,999 Sale - $775 to rent.
                                                                                                                                                                       Fully Insured
Cute ranch 3 bd, bath, large deck
$79,999 Sale - $800 to rent.                                                                                        Green Mountain                                      References


Ranch 4 bd, 2bth, frpl, deck                                                                                        Construction                  •   Decks
$84,999 Sale - $950 to rent.
                                                                                                                                                  •   Garages
Beautiful Cape 3bd, 2bath, new
                                                                                                                                                  •   Additions
floors, $114,999 Sale - $1100 to                                                                                                                  •   Replacement Windows
rent.                                                                                                                                             •   Vinyl Siding
Lovely contemporary 3bd, 2bth,                                                                                                                    •   Roofing
loft, frpl, deck - $109,999 Sale -
$1100 o rent.                                                                                                                                          570-894-8470
Call owner at 516-569-4628 -
Cell 516-547-8930
                                             AA Reliable Tree & Landscaping
                                                                                     • Fall & Spring Cleanups
 MISCELLANEOUS                                                                       • All Types of Tree Work
                                                                                     • Fully Insured
Evenings/weekends            child                                                   • Snow Plowing
                                                                                     • Firewood
care/babysitter available, experi-                                                   • Excavating
enced references call 570-972-             Ralph Music                               • Fall Cleanup
4173                                       Owner                                             Office: 570-643-0661
                                           23 Years Experience                                 Cell: 862-266-6666

                                                          JE
                                            HOME IMPROVEMENT & LANDSCAPING
                                                                    Tobyhanna, PA 18466

                                                 • Painting • Power Washing • Snow Plowing

MOLD
 Attention
                                                  • Waterproofing • Windows/Doors • Deck
                                             • Gutter/Spout • Grass Cleaning • All House Repairs
                                             Call Juan Espinoza 570-894-2514 / 570-336-7299
  Homeowners                                    ✔ FULLY INSURED                   FREE ESTIMATES
   Does your home have mold?
     Family not feeling well?
                                                      The Dependable Guy!!
   Call Us We Can Help!                                                                                             Barry Sommers Transmission
                                           The Paint Guy
                                           Interior-Exterior Painting • Deck Staining • Power Washing
                                                                                                                                          (570) 595-7400
                                                                                                                                       Route 390, Mountainhome, PA
                                                                                                                                           www.goodshift.com
• Certified Mold Remediation Specialists            570-894-3037
       • Safe Cost-Effective Rates
                                                                                                                         Automatic • Standard • Imports • Domestic
             • Fully Insured               JAMES IRWIN                                              Fair Prices        • Heavy Duty • 4WD • Clutches • Differentials
“Improving Lives One Breath At A Time.”    710 Edgewood Road                                    Free Estimates                 ALL WORK GUARANTEED
     Ph: 570-347-7580 or                                                                                            FREE Transmission Check including Road Test & Electronic Scan.
    Toll Free 800-347-7580                 Tobyhanna, PA 18466                                    Fully Insured
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                                                                                             Word Search
   APCP Amusements                                                                              Atlantic Islands
                         by Joe Austin
  APCP X-WORD PUZZLE FOR JANUARY
                                                     18. WATER VEHICLE
                                                     21. FISHING
                                                     22. CHANGE
                                                     23. ONE OF A PAIR
                                                     25. ACTIVITIES THAT
                                                     RENEW
                                                     28. THICK CORD
                                                     29. OUTDOOR FIRE


                                                     Down
                                                     1. CANVAS DOMICILE
                                                     2. AN ARCTIC SLED DOG
                                                     3. A BIRD’S PERCH               ANTICOSTI                   FAIAL
                                                     4. FOLD OF FLESH HANG-          ARCHIPELAGO                 FALKLAND
                                                     ING FROM THE JAW                ASCENSION                   GREENLAND
                                                     6. COUNSELOR                    AZORES                      ICELAND
                                                     8. A DOG’S BATHROOM
                                                     9. POULTRY PEN
                                                                                     BAHAMAS                     LONG ISLAND
                                                     11. LIGHT BOAT                  BERMUDA                     MADEIRA
                                                     12. PASSAGEWAY                  BLOCK                       MARAJO
                                                     13. AQUATIC ACTIVITY            CANARY                      NANTUCKET
                                                     16. BRIEF LETTER                CAPE BRETON                 NEWFOUNDLAND
                                                     19. CANVAS SHOES                CAPE VERDE                  PRINCE EDWARD
                                                     20. WILD ANIMALS
                                                     24. THE FIFTH LARGEST
                                                                                     FAEROE                      SAO MIGUEL
Across                 5. A BULL FIGHTER
                       7. A LONG WALK
                                                     ISLAND OF HAWAII
                                                     26. PLUNGING INTO
1. WAGON TOWED BY A
CAR
2. ANIMALS THAT FEED
                       10. NEAR-SIGHTED
                       14. WHITE TAIL --------
                       15. A SNAKE
                                                     WATER
                                                     27. A SWEET, THICK GOLD-
                                                     EN LIQUID
                                                                                       How’s Your
MAINLY ON PLANTS       17. SLIPPERY FISH

                                      Trivia Questions
                                   1. What religious day follows Halloween?
                                                                                         Math?
                                   2. What U.S. city is named for a British prime    Add, substract, multiply or divide the numbers
                                   minister?                                         below to come up with the answer of 24 then 18.
                                   3. What is Australia’s island state?
                                   4. A decagon has how many sides?
                                   5. What is the brightest star in the night sky?
                                   6. Where did the first Atomic bomb explode?
                                                                                                              3
                                   7. Who wrote the music for West Side Story?
                                   8. What civilization invented the arch?
                                   9. What board game is called drafts in
                                                                                            4                                   5
                                                                                                              7
                                   Britain?
                                   10. Who succeeded George VI to the British
                                   throne?



                                                                                                Anagram
                                            Amusements                                How many words of 4 letters or more can you find in :
                                             Answers
                                            on page 17                                          SCHIFFINO
A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006   PAGE 13
PAGE 14                                                                                                                            A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006

        A Pocono Country Place P.O.A., Inc. 2006 Budget
                               Final Approved by the Board of Directors 11/12/05
                     This Budget Represents a $38 Increase based on an 84% Collection Rate.                                                                                Lots
                                                                                                                                                                            for
                                                                                                                                                                           sale
                                                                                                                                                                         The following are proper-
                                                                                                                                                                      ties acquired by the associa-
                                                                                                                                                                      tion for past dues and
                                                                                                                                                                      assessments. These proper-
                                                                                                                                                                      ties have had a wetland
                                                                                                                                                                      delineation done by the
                                                                                                                                                                      Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                                                                                                                      and have been determined
                                                                                                                                                                      not to be wetlands. All prop-
                                                                                                                                                                      erties are free and clear of all
                                                                                                                                                                      liens and encumbrances.
                                                                                                                                                                         These properties are being
                                                                                                                                                                      offered to the membership
                                                                                                                                                                      for $8,000 each with the
                                                                                                                                                                      exception of combined lots
                                                                                                                                                                      for $15,000. If you are
                                                                                                                                                                      interested in purchasing one
                                                                                                                                                                      of these properties, please
                                                                                                                                                                      contact Aysha in the
                                                                                                                                                                      Administration Office at
                                                                                                                                                                      (570) 894-8356, ext 22.
                                                                                                                                                                      F 117 Park Place
                                                                                                                                                                      H 555 & H 556 Bumble Bee
                                                                                                                                                                         Way (combined)




                                                                           APCP Public Safety
                                                                                        Edward Florentino “Chief”
   Public Safety would like to        professionalizing our infrastruc-            ties are approaching us observing            Public Safety’s move toward pro-     plow our streets safely, not experi-
remind all residents to mark their    ture and services for the commu-             how we have improved our abili-              fessionalizing is a true testament   encing any barriers of delay. If
homes with their lot numbers &        nity. We have great plans for the            ty and protocol. I would like to             by our Board of Directors and        Public Safety locates a vehicle on
addresses. Not having your home       future as well in 2006. We are at a          take this moment to remind the               Property Manager.                    the street during a snow plowing
marked is a serious delay for         position where other communi-                community that The Dept. of                     At this time, I would like to     moment, Public Safety shall fine
emergency personnel responding                                                                                                  remind the residents toward the      and tow that said vehicle. The
for assistance. Time is very impor-                                                                                             issue of Snowy days. NO ONE is       Department of Public Safety
tant and it does make a difference.                                                                                             permitted to park their vehicles     hoped all had a very safe and
                                      J. D. & D. Income Tax Services


                                                   $$$
So please, check your home and if                                                                                               on any street within APCP. This is   happy holiday season.
your address is not displayed,                   Tobyhanna, PA 18466 (570) 894-5694                                             enacted so our Road Dept. may
please do so with LARGE visible                 Income Tax Specialist - Mobile Tax Services
numbers & letters.
   I am now approaching fourteen
                                             Specializing in Rapid Refund - Electronic Filing                                   Administration Extensions
months of my employment as              Direct Deposit - IRA Retirement Planning - Notary Service                               When placing a phone call to the Administration Office, please lis-
                                             Tax Service on wheels - We offer pickup and drop off services.                     ten to the instructions given.To select an extension you must press
your Director of Public Safety. The                                                                                             *8, then the extension of choice. Listed below are the extensions for
Department of Public Safety has                Late nights not a problem! 12 years of experience in the business.
                                                                                                                                the Administration:
moved forward a great deal tack-       Refer 3 friends that get their taxes prepared with us, and get a $50 gift certificate.
ling many issues, many toward                                                                                                   Rules Enforcement             Nancy Timpone                        29
                                                                                                                                                              Brenda Haynes                        19

 AAA+ Roofing                              E. Frank Wood                                                                        Collections
                                                                                                                                Property Manager
                                                                                                                                                              Denise Lee
                                                                                                                                                              Karen White
                                                                                                                                                                                                   14
                                                                                                                                                                                                   22
   •All types of roofs                                                                                                          Asst. Property Manager        Camille Montalbine                   22
    repaired and replaced
                                       Investment Properties                                                                    Admin. Secretary              Aysha Lewis                          22
                                                                                                                                Accounting                    Lisa Bowser                          25
   •Guaranteed two day                                    “We Buy and Sell”                                                                                   Cathy Jones                          17
    completion                                                                                                                                                Anne Merigris                        16
                                      Houses • Foreclosures • Handy Person Specials • Land, etc.                                Building & Architecture       Lorraine Byron                       23
             – INSURED –
                   Call Paul:                              Fast Settlement                                                      Maintenance                   Ronald Landi
                                                                                                                                                              Marge Ravalese
                                                                                                                                                                                                   28
                                                                                                                                                                                                   28
                570-328-5173                 Call Anytime                                                                       President                     Ralph Schiffino                      18
                570-643-6397             1-800-422-5705 Ex. 55                                     570-894-3690                 Activities                    Vicky Theis                          26
A POCONO COUNTRY PLACE, JANUARY 2006                                                                   PAGE 15




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         A Pocono Country Place Property Owners Association, Inc.
      Minutes- Board of Directors - Public Session – November 12, 2005
   The Public Session of the Board of          Lorna O’Farrell-Rodriguez stated        Pasquale, Mrs. Rametta, Mrs. Ruiz-            John Eden stated that the budget           property owners.
Directors meeting was held on               that she is the new section representa-    Smith, Mr. Serulneck, Mr. Schiffino        that was printed in the November                 Communications – Mr. Di
Saturday, November 12, 2005 in the          tive in the J section. She complained      and Mr. Teicher.                           newsletter were the June figures              Pasquale reported that the committee
“E” Clubhouse. The President called         about the amount of trash in the J sec-       Motion carried.                         instead of the September figures. –           meets on a monthly basis at the K
the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m.           tion and suggested having mainte-             Activities – Mrs. Rametta gave the      Mrs. Rametta responded that the cor-          Clubhouse; new members are wel-
There was a moment of silent prayer         nance clean up the excess trash. – Mrs.    following report: Bingo- 10/14 there       rect figures will be posted in the            come; the Brunch Bunch Halloween
and pledge to the flag.                     White explained that the trash in front    were 46 adults and 9 children for a        December issue.                               Party was a success; there will be a
   Mrs. Montalbine, Secretary Pro-Tem       of a resident’s property is their          profit of $178; on 10/21 there were           Mr. Di Pasquale apologized for the         Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday; badges
called the roll – Present: Mr. Schiffino,   responsibility to clean up. Mrs.           33 adults and 2 children for a profit of   errors in the November issue. – Mr.           are required. There will be a
President; Mr. Teicher, Vice President      O’Farrell-Rodriguez stated that a sign     $52; 10/28 there were 30 adults and        Austin explained that the publisher           Christmas Celebration on December
and Mrs. Bruno, Treasurer. Directors:       at the Lark Court emergency gate is        2 children for a profit of $16; 11/4       made the errors.                              11th at 11 a.m. and Santa and Mrs.
Mr. Austin, Mr. Di Pasquale, Mrs.           missing. – Mrs. White stated that she      there were 34 adults and 3 children           Mr. Eden offered to volunteer as a         Claus will be there.
Rametta, Mr. Serulneck and Mrs. Ruiz-       would speak with the maintenance           for a profit of $79; 11/11 there were      member of the bylaw committee; he                Mrs. Ruiz-Smith asked Mr. Di
Smith. Also present was Mrs. White,         supervisor regarding the missing           45 adults and 7 children for a profit of   commented on some maintenance                 Pasquale what the Communication
Property      Manager       and     Mrs.    sign.                                      $152 this was the last bingo of the        areas that are in need of repair;             Committee does. – Mr. Di Pasquale
Montalbine, Assistant Property                 Committee Reports                       season. Total profit for bingo is $477.    inquired about a lawsuit; and asked           responded that the committee greets
Manager. Mr. Poma was not present.             Rules Enforcement – Mr. Schiffino       Kitchen Income- 10/14 $53; on              how much was spent on the road                new members and listens to their
   President’s Remarks                      gave the following report: 2 hearings      10/21 $52.25; 10/28 $78.25; 11/4           paving this year. – Mrs. Bruno                questions. – Mrs. Rametta explained
   Mr. Schiffino welcomed everyone;         – 1 stood, $100 remains; 1 no-show,        $34.50 and 11/11 $61.75 for a total        responded       that     approximately        that the section representatives should
and introduced his daughter and her         $25 remains. 6 Traffic Hearings – 2        income from the kitchen is $279.75;        $232,000 was spent to pave 4.1 miles          refer questions from the members to
new husband.                                stood $150 remained, 1 warned, $50         for a combined income of $756.75.          of road. Mr. Eden asked if we will be         the Administration Office. – Mr.
   Member Comments                          removed, 1 no-show, $50 remains, 1         Income from Football is $35.50. The        within the budget. – Mrs. Bruno               Coogan stated that the section repre-
   Joe Rametta asked why the dues are       reduced from $1,500 to $500 and 1          Luau income was $64. Halloween             responded that we should be in the            sentatives give out simple advice and
being raised; he feels the Board            rescheduled. Garbage – 7 stood $300        expenses for the party and the trunk       black.                                        informs them to contact the
should lay-off employees. Mr. Rametta       remains. Unsightly Property – 2            or treat $1,201.13, there were 91             James Tucker complained about the          Administration Office with their
asked if the employees are paying for       stood $200 remains and 1 waived            people in attendance at the party. The     trash pickup; asked about the                 questions.
their insurance. – Mrs. White stated        $100 removed. Public Safety                income from the Halloween party was        $10,000 to repair the fence in the               Mr. Schiffino stated that the budget
that the employees are paying a por-        Appeals– 7 stood $450 remains.             $735; for a loss of $466.13. The cos-      maintenance yard. – Mrs. Bruno                is based on an 84% collection rate and
tion of their insurance for single cov-     Inoperable Vehicle – 2 stood, $100         tumes cost $445.20 for both events;        responded that the $10,000 allocated          the increase for the 2006 dues will be
erage with the exception of two             remains. Clothesline – 1 warning.          total expenses were $2,148.61; the         for the repair of the fence is still in the   $38.
employees that were approved by the         Illegal Signs – 1 warned, $25              total income was $1,313.75 with a          budget.                                          Environmental – Mr. Austin
Board.                                      removed and 1 stood $25 remained.          cost to the Association of $834.86.           Budget & Finance – Mrs. Bruno              reported that the committee met last
   Bob Sciarrone questioned the                John Linnell commented on a letter      The total collected for the Katrina        reported the following: As of the end         week and three members attended;
employee medical benefits; he asked         he received from the Assistant             Fund $521.                                 of October we collected $3,336,113            the meetings are held on the first
if the Association is liable if security    Property Manager regarding dog                Mrs. Ruiz-Smith asked if there were     which is 101% of our goal; this same          Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Mr.
discharges their weapon and injures         complaints. – Mrs. Montalbine              any major incidences on Halloween. –       figure represents 85.7% of the total          Austin expressed the need for more
someone. – Mr. Schiffino stated that        explained the contents of her letter –     Mrs. White explained that there were       amount billed which is $3,889,890.            members. If anyone is interested in
he would contact the attorney for an        Mrs. Ruiz-Smith stated that the attor-     no major incidences and extra securi-      We collected 82.4% compared to last           joining, contact the Administration
answer.                                     ney said the residents could file an       ty personnel were on duty.                 year of 78%, we are ahead 4%. The             Office at 894-8356 ext. 22. – Mrs.
   Mr. Sciarrone asked Mrs. Ruiz-           injunction with the Magistrate against        Mrs. Rametta reported that there        Capital Improvement Fee we collected          Ruiz-Smith stated that this committee
Smith if she has formed the bylaw           a neighbor’s dog. – Mrs. White             will be two New Year’s Eve parties;        $406,889 to date; for October we col-         was going to be dissolved, but Mr.
committee. – Mrs. Ruiz-Smith stated         explained that if a dog becomes a          one will be the Family Party and one       lected $39,461. On past dues we col-          Austin is trying to keep this commit-
that she has not chosen the committee       major nuisance, the Association            will be for Adults 21 and over; and        lected $419,963.27 compared to last           tee going.
as yet; but has been conducting inter-      would send a letter informing the res-     depending on the amount of reserva-        year of $319,000. Mrs. Bruno                     Harry Williams suggested that the
views.                                      ident that they would have to get rid      tions received will determine which        thanked the members of the budget             committee should send out a notice
   Mr. Sciarrone feels the B&A com-         of their dog within three days; if the     clubhouses they will be held in. The       committee for their time and efforts.         when the meetings will be held.
mittee should be dissolved, he feels        resident fails to take care of the prob-   deadline for reservations will be             Tony Puccio thanked some of the               Ray Vargas stated that notices
they serve no purpose. – Mr. Teicher        lem; we could get our attorney file an     December 21st. All reservations must       employees for their assistance with a         should be sent to the property owners
stated that the B&A committee spends        injunction; but the neighbor has the       be paid for in advance as no money         problem he had; he commented on               informing them that the ditches in
a great deal of time on present situa-      same right to file an injunction with      will be collected at the door. The         the speeders on Rosemont Drive, the           front of their homes are their respon-
tions; Mr. Teicher also stated that the     the Magistrate.                            monthly Atlantic City trips will begin     need for speed bumps; and comment-            sibility to keep clean.
committee would be touring the                 Approval of Minutes                     in March.                                  ed on trash pickup and delinquent                Angela Carboneri thanked Mr.
development with the Association               Motion by Mrs. Ruiz-Smith, sec-                                                                                                  Schiffino and Mrs. Ruiz-Smith for



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Attorney regarding dangerous condi-         onded by Mr. Teicher,                                                                                                               having the road at the exit gate
tions on certain homes. – Mrs. White           To approve the minutes of the                                                                                                    repaired; and suggested moving the
stated that the B&A committee is a          Open Session of the Board of                                                                                                        snow from the intersections to the
standing committee and the only way         Directors of October 8, 2005 with                                                                                                   ballfields to make a snow hill for the
this committee could be dissolved is        corrections.                                                                                                                        children. – Mrs. Rametta stated that
by a vote of the membership.                   Yea: Mr. Austin, Mrs. Bruno, Mr. Di                                                                                              Mr. Schiffino spoke with Eubie


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                                                                                                                                                                                Gonzalez who works for Penn Dot
                                                                                                                                                                                and Mr. Gonzalez had the exit road
                                                                                                                                                                                repaired.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Mr. Major commented that he had a
                                                                                                                                                                                problem with his dues payments. Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                Montalbine will set up an appoint-
                                                                                                                                                                                ment to meet with Mr. Major to dis-
    Route 611, Box 318                                                                                                                                                          cuss his account.
    Tannersville, PA 18372                                                                                                                                                         Joe Rametta stated that he was
    (570) 629-8500 x29 office                                                                                                                                                   asked to join the Environmental
    (570) 977-2218 Direct                         Evelyn Sanchez, Realtor                                                                                                       Committee; he stated that the dues go
    sanchez1@ptd.net                                          Realtor                                                                                                           up and they get nothing in return. –
                                                    Se habla español.                                                                                                           Mrs. White stated that the dues are
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                                                                                                                                                                                never increased enough to give the
                                                                                                                                                                                residents what they want. – Mrs.
          Thinking of selling your home?                                                     Safety Trained Professionals                                                       White stated that if there are employ-
                                                                                                 Prompt Installation and Repair                                                 ees that are not doing their job, it
        I live in APCP and I know our neighborhood.                                                  Automatic Fuel Delivery                                                    should be reported to her. – Mr.
   Let my experience and attention to detail will provide you                                            Easy Payment Plans                                                     Rametta had complaints about the
     with the personal & professional service you deserve!                                                                                                                      maintenance department.
                                                                                                                                                                                   A discussion took place regarding
                                                                                                                                                                                the 2006 budget.
                   Multi Million Dollar Producer                                                            570-654-2798                                                           Motion by Mr. Schiffino, seconded
                                                                                                                                                                                by Mrs. Bruno,
                                                                                                           1-800-865-FUEL                                                          To approve the 2006 Budget with
                                                                                              60 Pittston Ave., Yatesville, PA 18640                                               continued on page 17
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     Board Minutes      Serulneck asked Mr. Florentino to                             Smith stated that there
 continued from page 16 clarify what he meant by in-house                             are leaves and debris in           ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
an increase of $38.                        arrests. Mr. Florentino stated it was 30   the median and club-
                                           in-house violations. – Mrs. Ruiz-          house areas. Mrs. Ruiz-                                          RECYCLABLES
   Yea: Mr. Austin, Mrs. Bruno, Mr.
Serulneck, Mr. Schiffino and Mr.           Smith asked Mr. Florentino to explain      Smith stated that Mr.          ACCEPTABLE                                                UNACCEPTABLE
Teicher.                                   why he does not want board mem-            Teicher receives log           Milk cartons                                              Aluminum foil
   Nay: Mr. Di Pasquale, Mrs. Rametta      bers to attend the crime watch meet-       sheets on the duties of
                                                                                                                     Juice cartons                                             Pie plates
and Mrs. Ruiz-Smith.                       ings. Mr. Florentino explained that        the employees.
                                           when some board members were in               A member from the           Drink Boxes                                               Ceramic cups/plates
   Motion carried.
   Catherine Booth asked if someone        attendance in the past the meeting         audience commented on          GLASS                                                     Mirror & window glass
new was hired in the accounting            was not focused on crime watch; he         graffiti on numerous           Clear, green, brown                                       Light bulbs
department. – Mrs. White explained         will re-evaluate this with the Property    signs and mailboxes. –         Soda bottles                                              Heat resistant ovenware
that Vicky Theis was transferred from      Manager. – Mr. Di Pasquale stated that     Mrs. White stated that
                                           he has been on crime watch since he        this should be reported
                                                                                                                     Beer bottles                                              Drinking glasses
the Accounting Department to the
                                           moved here and will continue to            to the Administration          Juice containers                                          Flower pots
Activities Department on a part time
basis and will be a floater in the         attend the meetings.                       Building.                      Ketchup bottles                                           Styrofoam
Administration Building during the            Mrs. Rametta asked if we received          Ray Vargas stated that      Wine & liquor bottles                                     Plastic bags/wrap
slow months; and a part time employ-       the $250 donation from the Township        there should be a 4-way
                                                                                                                     Food containers                                           Scrap metal
ee was hired in the Accounting             for Crime Watch. – Mrs. White would        stop sign at the intersec-
                                           send a letter to the Township              tion of Fairhaven and          PLASTICS                                                  (wire, pipe, pots, etc.)
Department.
   A member from the audience asked        Supervisors requesting the donation.       Winding Way; he com-           Soda bottles (PET)                                        Corrugated cardboard
if a new car will be purchased for the        Mr. Vargas suggested having the         plimented the work that        Water & milk jugs (HDPE)                                  Frozen food containers
security department. – Mrs. Bruno          teenagers get involved with crime          has been done on some          Shampoo bottles (HDPE)                                    Straws
stated that a Mercury Grand Marquis        watch.                                     of the ditches; he feels
                                              John Eden stated that there was a       that maintenance should
                                                                                                                     Detergent bottles (HDPE)                                  Wax paper
has been purchased for an approxi-
                                           recall on Guardian Defibrillators and      clean the ditches in front     Other bottles & jugs labeled #1 or #2                     Children’s toys
mate cost of $21,500; she also stated
that this vehicle was paid for in cash     asked if our defibrillators were           of the property owners         ALUMINUM & STEEL CANS                                     Books
and the money was in the budget.           recalled. – Chief Florentino responded     homes and charge them          Aluminum cans
   Ken Booth asked if the three board      that the defibrillators we have are not    for it; he feels that certain
                                                                                                                     Tin cans/bimetal cans
members that voted “No” on the             from Guardian.                             youths are responsible
                                              Bob Sciarrone stated that he saw a      for the break-ins. – Mrs.      Empty aerosol cans: empty through normal use, remove plastic lids
budget would explain why they voted
that way.                                  security vehicle being towed out of        White explained that we        unless attached,
   Mrs. Rametta stated that she felt the   the community. – Mr. Schiffino stated      hired an engineer to do a      nozzle can remain.
increase should have been lower; and       that the vehicle was towed because we      professional study on          NEWSPAPERS & MAGAZINES
that we should only hire part time         could not remove one of the tires          where the stop signs
                                           from the vehicle. – Chief Florentino       should be placed.
                                                                                                                     Separate newspapers, magazines & colored inserts.
employees in order to save money.
                                           responded that we were not charged            Vinny Massaro sug-          Tie in a bundle and place on top of or next to your recycling container
   Mr. Di Pasquale agreed with Mrs.
Rametta and feels that the budgets         for the towing.                            gested purchasing a            next to the curb
increase should have been lower.              Mr. Sciarrone asked when the bul-       garbage/recycle truck so       at 7 a.m. on the morning of collection.
   Mrs. Ruiz-Smith stated that she         letin board will be back up on the         we could cut the recy-
voted no because she would have            website. – Mrs. Rametta explained that     cling staff. – Mrs. Ruiz-      *All jars, bottles, cans, jugs & plastic bottles should be rinsed clean and
been comfortable with an increase of       the new website administrator sub-         Smith asked Mr. Massaro        placed commingled in recycling container.
$10 less.                                  mitted a proposal to the Board to          to put his ideas in writ-
                                                                                                                     *To save space, flatten all plastic & polycoated containers.
   Ray Vargas stated that part time        design a new bulletin board; and she       ing.
                                           will be discussing it with the Board at       Advisory – Mr. Teicher      *Caps & lids are recyclable but please don’t put them back on.
employees come and go, you would
not get the same quality and loyalty as    the executive session.                     stated that the committee      *Recycling in plastic bags are not accepted
you would with fulltime employees;            Mrs. Ruiz-Smith stated that the         is drafting a census sur-
                                           name of the recalled defibrillators is     vey and working on a project called stated that she will contact the post-
he also feels that you get what you pay
                                           Guidant not Guardian.                      “Pride in the Community”.               master regarding the cluster boxes.       Amusements Answers
for. Mr. Vargas feels that the mainte-
                                              Building & Architecture – Mr.              Harry Williams apologized to            John Eden - Asked if the mainte-               How’s Your Math
nance department should be
                                           Teicher reported that the Association      everyone for his behavior.              nance employee on duty today is get-
enhanced; and there should be con-
                                           Attorney would be meeting with the            Werner Frank suggested that the ting overtime; questioned why the                             4 x 3 = 12
structive projects in the works to keep                                                                                                                                                5 + 7 = 12
                                           committee; the committee discussed         Board go back to the original format    complaint forms are not at the
them busy at all times.                                                                                                                                                              12 + 12 = 24
   Security/Crime Watch – Chief            the condemnation process and the           of the meeting – Mrs. Ruiz-Smith Administration Office as well as in the
Florentino stated that there were 412      Township guidelines.                       explained the Board has tried differ- Welcome Center. – Mrs. Montalbine                           5-3=2
                                              Harry Williams asked why the “let-      ent formats to please the membership. explained that the complaint forms                         2 x 7 = 14
service calls; they made 30 in-house                                                                                                                                                  4 + 14 = 18
arrests; 8 dog related; 1 disorderly; 11   ter” was not printed in the newsletter.    – Mr. Schiffino stated that he broke are numbered and she can keep track
gate incidents; 2 failed to obey and       – Mr. Schiffino stated that he with-       down the format in case the members of them if they are in one place. – Mr.
harass public safety personnel; 3 tres-    drew the letter from being printed         wanted to ask questions between Eden asked Mrs. White if she spoke                          Trivia Answers
                                           because Attorney Borden was sup-           committee reports.                      with the Board about a maintenance
pass; 4 cars not registered within the
community; 1 parking. He is still          posed to re-word it.                          Mr. Frank stated that the residents truck he spoke with her about.             1. All Saints Day
                                              Maintenance – Mrs. Ruiz-Smith           put out their trash too early and the      A member from the audience asked       2. Pittsburgh
recruiting new members for crime                                                                                                                                        3.Tasmania
watch; renters are also welcome to         reported that there are 23 mainte-         animals are tearing it up. – Mrs. about car covers. – A discussion took
                                                                                                                                                                        4.Ten
join; he complimented the crime            nance employees; most of these             Rametta suggested having a commu- place. - Mr. Schiffino suggested writ-
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Sirius
watch members for being out on             employees do general maintenance.          nity clean-up. Mr. Frank commented ing a letter to the Rules Enforcement          6. New Mexico
Halloween. He had seven patrols driv-      Mrs. Ruiz-Smith feels that this depart-    on the B&A committee; stop signs; Committee to request a car cover. –             7. Leonard Bernstein
ing around on Halloween. Mr.               ment should be reduced and will dis-       and asked when the new cluster boxes Mrs. Ruiz-Smith suggested making a           8. Roman
                                           cuss this with the Board. Mrs. Ruiz-       are going to be used. – Mrs. White recommendation to the Board of                 9. Checkers
                                                                                                                              Directors to get permission from the      10. Elizabeth II
                                                                                                                              Rules Enforcement Committee to val-
                                                                                                                              idate car covers provided it is a profes-
                                                                                                                              sional car cover and would have a spe-           Anagram Answers:
                                                                                                                              cial permit attached to the vehicle that            coffin, finch, finis,
                                                                                                                                                                                  finish, scion, scoff
                                                                                                                              could be visible from the road.
                                                                                                                                 Ray Vargas stated that there is an
                                                                                                                              abandoned large black dog in L sec-
                                                                                                                              tion; and there is a post and sign on
                                                                                                                              the ground on Starlight and Winding
                                                                                                                              Way. – Mrs. White would contact the
                                                                                                                              maintenance department on the street
                                                                                                                              sign.
                                                                                                                                 Motion by Mrs. Ruiz-Smith, sec-
                                                                                                                              onded by Mr. Serulneck,
                                                                                                                                 To adjourn.
                                                                                                                                 Yea: Unanimous.
                                                                                                                                 Motion carried.
                                                                                                                                 The meeting was adjourned at 4:30
                                                                                                                              p.m.
                                                                                                                                 Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                                                                 Camille Montalbine
                                                                                                                                 Secretary Pro-Tem
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                                          Letters to the Editor
                                                                           (Opinions)
  Members in good standing may submit typewritten letters limited to 300 words concerning issues of interest to the community. Personal attacks and libelousstatements
                                 areunacceptable. Included should be your name, section and lot number, and phone number.
                                                                  Unsigned letters will not be published.
              The Editor reserves the right to add comments. Letters should be sent to: A Pocono Country Place Property Owners Association Newspaper,
                                                 1 Country Place Drive,Tobyhanna, PA 18466, by the 10th of the month.
                                                 The Editorial Review Board will review questionable letters and articles.


Dear Editor:                      Permit, then plans and applica-     If someone has constructed        etc.)                              Officer and we will research
   This in response to com-       tion must be submitted to the     and is occupying or utilizing a        Any      Safety   or     Fire   the site to verify the require-
ments made in relation to the     Building Office for a Building    structure for which a               Deficiencies                       ments and proceed with a
inspection of Modular Homes       Permit. Whether this is a         Certificate of Occupancy has           When these items are identi-    Notice of Violation and possi-
at the 8 October 2005 Board of    Modular or “stick built” home     not been issue, they are in vio-    fied as not meeting the Code       ble Criminal Proceedings if a
Directors Public Meeting as       the process is the same, the      lation of the PA Uniform            Criteria they must be corrected    Certificate of Occupancy was
published in the Association      plans are reviewed to meet the    Construction Code and the           prior to the Certificate of        not issued or was issued in
Newspaper for the December        local criteria for structures     Ordinance of Coolbaugh              Compliance being sent to the       error. His silence only pro-
2005 Edition.                     (snow loading, wind speed,        Township and the owner of the       Zoning Officer.                    motes further violations of the
   While it is true that these    soil bearing, etc. . . .)         structure may be criminally            Whether we’re talking about     law.
homes are inspected at the fac-      After construction is com-     charged and subject to a maxi-      a Modular or “stick built”           You may contact me at the
tory there are several inspec-    plete and the Final Inspection    mum of $1,000 fine and/or           home, the end product must         Building Code Office in the
tions required on site, these     is approved the Building Office   60 days in jail. This includes      meet the criteria set in the       Coolbaugh Township Munic-
inspections include all on site   sends a notice of compliance      roofing, modular homes,             Uniform Construction Code          ipal Center, Monday – Friday
work such as Footers,             with the PA Uniform               decks, Accessory structures         which adopts the International     0800 – 1600. I am available to
Foundations, Piers (for decks)    Construction Code (Act 45) to     great than 200 square feet, etc.    Residential Code – 2003, the       attend your meetings and
Frame for any deck or accesso-    the Zoning Office and that          Final inspections on Modular      PA Alternative Energy Code, as     answer any questions regard-
ry structure attached to the      office issues a Certificate of    Homes include such items as:        well as items identified sepa-     ing the Building Permit
home. Electrical Service, and a   Occupancy when all other cri-       Decks (Frame, anchoring,          rately by local Ordinance.         Process.
Final Inspection prior to         teria has been met. The process   railing, stairs, handrails, etc.)      If as Mr. Ken Booth stated in                  William Weber
issuance of Certificate of        begins and ends with the            Insulation required to be         the article; he knows of a resi-           Building Code Official
Occupancy.                        Zoning Office. The Zoning         placed on site (usually crawl       dence where we didn’t per-
   The building process in        Officer will not issue a          space/basement)                     form and approve a final             Editor’s Note: Mr. Booth states that
Coolbaugh Township begins         Certificate of Occupancy until      Hot water-anti scald tests        inspection; he should bring        he was misquoted in the October
with the application to the       the Building Office has             Appliance Installation (Stove,    this to the attention of the       Minutes and has clarified with Mr.
Zoning Office for a Zoning        approved the structure.           Dishwasher, hot water heater,       Building Code Enforcement          Weber.
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