Category Archives: Administrative

HOA administrative news including policies, procedures, etc.

Friendly Reminders

Pets

No dogs, cats or other animals referred to as household pets or domesticated animals are permitted in or at Association owned facilities or amenities (beaches, picnic areas, courts, fields, etc.) or other places designated as recreational areas, at any time.

Dogs under direct control of the owner (or person walking the dog) may swim in the designated areas *(located at the boat launch, signs posted) at Pines and Locust Lakes, as established by LLVPOA without a leash as follows:

The person must be in control of the dog with verbal or hand commands.

The dog is expected to obey reasonable commands and MUST be returned to a leash when leaving water.

The dog(s) must not swim near or interfere with people fishing.

Dogs must be on a leash while being walked and owners must clean up after their pets.

Offenders will receive a citation/summons.

Safety Restrictions:

The following are prohibited:

No vehicles of any type shall be driven or towed in a reckless manner on or along any road.

Towing of any apparatus containing persons or animals by a motorized vehicle.

Allowing a dog/pet to be “walked” or exercised on a leash, from any type of moving vehicle, on any Locust Lake Village road or amenity is strictly prohibited.

Offenders can be cited in accordance with the Locust Lake Village traffic violation structure.

Back Gate, Access Cards

The back gate will be operational around the beginning of July.

This should provide plenty of time for new homeowners to request access cards as well as existing owners to locate theirs.

Property owners are issued 2 gate cards free of charge. If you wish to purchase more they are $25.00 each.

Please call or email the office to obtain gate cards.  The best way is just to email us at llvpoa@ptd.net the registrations of the cars you need cards for. We can have the cards waiting for you here at the office for pick up.

 

 

Summer Maintenance Help Wanted

SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY!

If you know a responsible young adult, 16 years and older, who is in need of a summer job, tell them our Village is looking for Maintenance Helpers for the summer season!

These seasonal jobs are physical jobs, mostly outdoors, such as; setting up the Chalet and Locust Lake Pavilion for events, emptying trash at the lakes, and general grounds maintenance, no experience necessary. Essential functions include lifting, walking, standing, and bending. Support our hard-working maintenance team, help keep our Village clean and looking its best, and earn money at the same time!

FLEXIBLE HOURS!

We will work around any schedule – work your own hours – the only commitment is to work as many hours as possible weekends, especially July 4th weekend and Labor Day weekend.

Please help us in our effort by sharing this flyer with potential applicants:

Applicants can download an employment application on the LLV website or stop by the LLV office. 1778 Lake Lane, Pocono Lake.

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Leash and Clean Up After Your Dog!

“Dogs must be on a leash while being walked and owners must clean up after their pets.” — LLV Rules & Regulations

The parasites and bacteria in dog waste can spread disease to other dogs and even you if not properly picked up. E. coli and salmonella are some of the bacteria which are carried in dog waste. Even if your dog does not show symptoms of being sick their waste can carry diseases that are harmful to humans and other pets. Plus, Giardiasis, Parvovirus, Cryptosporidiosis, Salmonellosis, and Campylobacteriosis, along with several types of worms like ringworm and tapeworm.

The parasites and bacteria can stay in the soil for years. By not picking up after your dog, you’re putting other people’s pets at risk for exposure to harmful bacteria.

Drainage Improvement: A Message from the Roads Committee

As part of an ongoing plan to improve drainage throughout Locust Lake Village as well as the condition of our roads, we will on a regular basis check the swales (ditches) located beside the roads along the front of many properties. We will also check drainpipes under driveways to make sure they are intact and in proper operating condition.

Our overall goal is to keep both swales and drainage pipes free of debris (such as leaves, rocks, branches, and limbs) so that effective drainage is maintained year-round throughout the Village.

However, under the Rules and Regulations of LLV (see page 28) property owners are responsible for the clearing and maintenance of drainage pipes and ditches surrounding their properties. Leaves and debris must not be blown or placed into ditches. A property owner in violation of this regulation will be fined.

Left unattended, swales and drainage pipes can back up not just on one property but onto other properties along that swale or ditch and threaten existing structures with the possibility of extensive and expensive damage.

What can be done?

As of June 1, 2022, we will inspect drainage throughout the Village. There are three options from which you can choose to meet your obligation to keep swales and drainage pipes free of debris:

  • Regularly free your swale or drainage pipe of debris before a disaster happens. Or contact LLV to arrange for Maintenance to clean out the swale and/or drainage pipe for a fee based on the amount of labor needed.
  • Contract with a local landscaper or land maintenance business to remove debris perhaps on a seasonal basis.
  • Should a swale or drainage pipe on your property not be cleaned, the Village will dispatch Maintenance to do the job and you will be billed and fined.

Keep in mind that in municipality similar maintenance projects are done without choice, with little or no advance notice, and a bill promptly sent to the property owner.

Where we stand.

In order to remediate the problems that clogged swales and drainage pipes cause and to save property owners the added cost and expense of damage from this situation, we respectfully request your cooperation.

Should the swale or drainage pipe across your property remain clogged after June 1st, 2022, the Village will notify you. If action is not taken within 14 days to address the problem, the Village will be forced to clean the swale and/or drainage pipe and bill you for the work, and a fine imposed as well. The fee for work will be $200.00 and the fine will be $100.00 (first offense).

The intention is to keep owners’ property intact and free from flooding by controlling drainage and helping to preserve our roads.

Respectfully,
Stephen Pace, Roads Committee Chair

DRAINAGE DEFINITIONS

Swale, ditch, trench: The narrow strip in front of a property that has been dug out to permit stormwater or snow melt to flow past and away from a property.

Culvert, pipe, drainage pipe: The round tube-like metal or PVC that guides stormwater or snow melt under a property’s driveway from a swale.

Debris: Leaves, rocks, branches, limbs, or refuse that ends up creating obstacles to the flow of stormwater or snow melt through a swale.

HOW TO REMOVE DEBRIS

Use of a rake or shovel to free a swale of leaves and debris. The debris should either be removed from the swale and disposed or pulled back onto the property side so that the weather does not sweep the debris back into the swale. The debris should be disposed of at LLV’s compost yard as soon as possible.

Fishing waders are ideal for cleaning a swale. Waterproof boots are another option, but waders are the best option.

REMOVAL TIMING

A property owner should keep a constant watch on the condition of a swale. Prime watch times are:

  • Just after a rain, snow, or windstorm
  • During changes of seasons: fall into winter; winter into spring

It’s a good idea to check the condition of a swale at least once-a-week. If you are out of the Village for an extended period of time, contact the administration office to arrange for a swale check and cleaning or contact a local landscaper to maintain your swale while you are away.