Newsletter Article March 2024

Overall, the winter was not bad as for very cold or snowy weather, but we are anxious for some spring like weather to start getting outside facilities in shape.

The Maintenance Department is working on replacing Dock G at the marina, Dock G is being replaced with a newly rebuilt dock. The dock was built during the winter in the barn. Some other areas of the marina will also be addressed, such as adding stone to walkways and address drainage on certain walkways, general cleaning up of the entire marina and adding some additional “No Trailer Parking On Weekend” signs on the road. This is important to allow more vehicle parking alongside the road above and below the ramp. 

One of our bigger projects from 2023 was the Fawnhill Well chlorine reduction which is completed except for the actual tying in of the piping system to the one existing well tank and the newly installed tank. Before the actual tie in can happen, we need to have the PA Department of Environmental Protection permit in hand, we are expecting the permit soon. Fawnhill well is the highest of the 5 wells for chlorine due to chlorination for safe drinking water. Now with more retention time with the new tank the amount of chlorine for safe drinking water can be reduced. If anyone has any questions or concerns with your drinking water, Brian Schan, Director of Water & Sewer is always available to answer your questions or address any concerns. 

Paupack Township has approved and adopted a Short-term Rental Ordinance, and by this ordinance any property owner wishing to rent their home on a short-term rental basis must submit paperwork to the township. The property owner must be approved first by the township before applying for their WLE short-term rental permit. Information can be found on the WLE and Paupack Township websites. 

The WLE Rental Rules and Regulations have been strengthened to coincide with the Paupack Township Short-term Ordinance. 

There are no major projects planned for this year. It is our desire to keep costs down and maintain the amenity areas that we have. This time of the year we are always excited to get docks in the marina and get the pools ready for the upcoming summer season. Naturally all other areas such as the campgrounds, beaches and courts will all be addressed to be in good safe condition. 

As for all summers the Recreation Committee has a full schedule of events planned for the summer including the popular Music in the Park at the Kasper Lodge area. Watch for publications for the events and we will be offering the Summer Rec Program for kids and ceramics for all ages.

The Annual Meeting will be held on June 8, 2024, at 10:00 AM at the Main Clubhouse. Any property owner who is interested in running for the Board of Directors must have their resume in the office by April 1, 4:30 PM, details can be found in this newsletter. The meeting will be broadcast by means of Zoom if you cannot make the meeting. 

To get caught up or to keep up with all that is going on in WLE read the Board of Directors minutes that are posted on the website. There will be an open session at April’s Board of Directors meeting from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the MCH. 

Enjoy the spring weather and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at the office.