Instructions for the Sunrise Lake POA Annual Meeting:
Good Afternoon Everyone:
Here are the instructions for the upcoming 2020 Annual ZOOM Meeting on August 9, 2020 at 1 P.M.:
· Registration will begin at 12:30 PM. You can join in by using the ZOOM app or via telephone. The 2020 Annual Meeting will be recorded. If you decide to attend by phone, your phone number will be publicly displayed to anyone attending the meeting, and to those later viewing the recording of the meeting. (If you do not wish for your phone number to be displayed, you can dial *67 before dialing the phone number to show as a private caller. If during the meeting you decide to participate when prompted, you will have to provide your name and property address at Sunrise Lake POA).
· As soon as you have joined the meeting we ask that you please mute your microphone or phone.
· Any questions that you may have for the current Board of Directors can be asked via email at email@example.com. These questions or comments will be answered during the Annual ZOOM Meeting on Sunday, August 9, 2020. Additionally, a short Q&A session will take place at the end of the meeting. If you wish to speak during this session, questions or comments will be allowed, going in alphabetical order by the first letter of your last name.
· Counting of the ballots; the ballots are going to be counted during the 2020 Annual Meeting, at the Sunrise Lake POA office in the presence of the candidates or their appointed representative. Note: Ballots cast by members who are not in good standing will not be counted.
· A copy of the Agenda is attached. Please follow the instructions during the 2020 Annual ZOOM Meeting and be courteous to others.
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Topic: Sunrise Lake POA 2020 Annual Virtual Zoom Meeting
Time: Aug 9, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 868 0550 4599
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Last Call- The SLPOA Communications Committee would like to honor Sunrise Lake 2020 graduates by featuring their story in a special edition newsletter. To this date, we only have three entries.
Please help us by submitting your graduate's picture and/or story as we would like to include as many entries as possible. Please include a short description (name, school and future plans). Alternately, you can just send a picture or written submission. Graduate submissions can be from any grade. Let’s celebrate the accomplishments of our Sunrise graduates!
All entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, at the Sunrise Lake office by Friday, August 7th, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
We would like to thank the Sunrise Lake members who took time out of their weekend to attend the “Meet the Candidates” forum via Zoom on Sunday July 26th. It was a successful event with 33 attendees. There were plenty of excellent questions and the candidates’ responses were thoughtful and informative.
We would also like to take this opportunity to address the misunderstanding regarding the email address for advance questions provided in the newsletter. Although we did not realize it at the time, the email address listed in the newsletter was incorrect. When several folks at the event had affirmed that they had emailed questions in advance of the meeting date, we assigned a staff member to check the email account and investigate. It wasn’t until later that evening he had discovered the email address provided in the newsletter was missing two letters. We at Appletree Resource Group sincerely regret the error and we deeply apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Based on the variety and amount of questions and responses at the event, we are hopeful that most of the topics that may have been brought up via email were touched on during the course of the meeting.
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In the next day or so all property owners will be receiving the 2020 Election mailing. The 2020 election is being managed by Appletree Resource Group. For many years, Appletree has been counting and certifying Sunrise’s election results.
Included in this mailing is a newsletter with detailed instructions for the upcoming Zoom meetings. The Meet the Candidates meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. and the Annual Membership Election Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, August 9, at 1.00 p.m. Any questions regarding the election and these upcoming meetings should be emailed to email@example.com as no election information or material is available at the SLPOA office.
Also in included in the mailing is the ballot and a pre-stamped envelope for residents to return their completed ballots to Appletree Resource Group. No ballots will be accepted at the SLPOA office and all ballots must be received by Appletree by the close of business on Friday, August 7, 2020. In addition the mailing also includes the Sunrise Lake POA balance sheet and profit and loss statement for the 2019/2020 fiscal year.
The Future Planning Committee has put together an online survey to get our residents' opinions regarding our community. Each survey code is unique to each resident and can only be used one time. Please go online and enter the web address found on the label included in your newsletter. We appreciate your time in taking the survey and letting us know your opinions. We will update the community with the results in a future newsletter as well as on our website, email notification and Facebook page. Questions regarding the survey can be directed to the SLPOA office, not to Appletree Resource Group.
The pool will be open on Wednesday, July 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. **only.**
The pool will be open on Tuesday, July 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. **only.**
The pool will be open daily 11:00 am—8:00 pm. The pool will close from 3:00—4:00 pm every day to allow for cleaning and sanitizing. Residents must leave the pool area during this hour.
Due to pool employee availability, the schedule will vary slightly for the following days:
If future unforeseen circumstances requires any adjustments to the pool’s normal operating schedule, we will notify residents via email, SLPOA Facebook and our website.
The pool will be open to all residents in good standing and registered renters. All residents will be required to show their resident badges and sign in with the pool attendant each time they enter the pool. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, at this time, no guests will be permitted. There will also be a 75 person capacity. Please see the rules below regarding the flag notification system. Children 13 years of age and younger must be accompanied by someone 16 years and older.
Included in this email below are the additional COVID-19 procedures for 2020 pool use and the Sunrise Lake Pool Use Waiver and Release. Please be sure to review the additional rules to ensure the safety of all of our residents and pool employees. The waiver must be signed by all residents prior to entering the pool. Residents under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver. Waivers will be available at the pool, the SLPOA office, by email, and on our Website (click the link below to the waiver posted on the website). Families may list all members of their household on one waiver.
Thank you for your patience as we worked through the logistics of opening the pool in the safest manner possible.
The basketball court and playground have re-opened. The parts needed to repair one of the basketball hoops have been ordered but are unfortunately on back order. The repairs will be made as soon as the parts are received.
Due to a multitude of circumstances including continued Covid 19 restrictions, insurance related matters and especially the limited availability of certified lifeguards, the SLPOA Board is unable at this time to set a definitive date for the opening of the pool. We are still hopeful to have the pool opened by the end of June.
When using any of the Sunrise Lake amenities, residents are required to show their SLPOA badges when asked to do so by security. Anyone not showing their badge will be asked to leave. With so many communities restricting use of their amenities, it is important that we ensure that Sunrise amenities are only being used by Sunrise residents and their guests. Reminder all guests must be accompanied by the resident when using the amenities. All vehicles and boats, must have SLPOA stickers. Please contact the office at (570) 686-1880 to obtain your stickers or badges.
We have had two recent incidences of vandalism on SLPOA property. One involved spray paint damage to a road surface. The road has been repaired and the approximate cost of repair was $200.00. In addition there has been damage done to the newly paved pool parking lot. Wayco will be returning for repairs. At this time, the cost of repairs is unknown. If anyone has any information about either of these incidents, please contact the SLPOA office at (570) 686-1880. All calls will be kept confidential.
The office will resume limited in-person operations on Monday, June 29, 2020. Masks and social distancing are required. Only one family at a time will be allowed into the office building. If you would like to make an appointment, please feel free to call the office ahead of time. Any business that can be conducted via phone or email, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com is highly encouraged. Payments can be made by check, money order or Zelle. If paying by cash, only exact change will be accepted.
Thank you for your continued patience.
The SLPOA Board members share residents' frustration and concerns with the new normal we are all facing due to Covid 19. We have been working very diligently to figure out how to get Sunrise Lake up and running again while at the same time meeting all mandated precautions and guidelines.
We are continually monitoring the federal, state, local, legal and insurance entities to make sure Sunrise is adhering to the ever-changing requirements. Our hope is to safely open the pool, basketball court and playground by the end of June.
We are in need of lifeguards and pool attendants. The minimum age for pool attendants is 18. Lifeguards must be certified. Lifeguards and pool attendants must be able to meet all background check requirements.
We have received many inquiries regarding dumpster day. We are hopeful to hold dumpster day in early fall.
As soon as we have specific details, we will update all residents. If you have any additional questions, please call the SLPOA office at
The SLPOA Board continues to work with state and local authorities, our pool company, and insurance and legal entities to meet all the necessary requirements to open our pool.
We have openings for certified lifeguards and pool attendants for this season. Please contact the SLPOA office if you are interested. (570) 686-1880
We will update the community as we get more specific details.
Congratulations to Irene, ticket # 146, the winner of the 2020/2021 Dues raffle. She received $500.00 towards her 2020/2021 Assessment. We were unable to sell additional tickets during the closure, but all proceeds from the sale were given to the winner. Thank you to all the participants.
Received from the Census Bureau:
Please respond to the Census today. You can do so by mail, by phone (844-330-2020) or you can go online to complete your response at 2020census.gov.
It is safe, easy and really important to the future of Pike County!
Did you know that for every person who does not get counted in our county, it means that the county loses over $2000 a year? And, because these are the numbers the county will have to live with for the next ten years, that means each person not counted will end up costing the county over $20,000 in lost revenues from the federal government! That money is used to pay for school lunches, libraries, senior programs, health services, road and bridge repair and so much more!
So please, do your part and respond to the Census today...and make sure you remember to count everyone who is living at your residence...from infants to the elderly...every person counts!
Empire Excavating will be in the community this Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th to clear the roads of the winter road materials. In order to ensure that there is no damage to residents’ property, do not park any vehicles or place any items within the five foot easement. Neither the SLPOA or Empire Excavating will be responsible for any damages that may occur to any property that is not removed.
Please remember to secure your garbage appropriately and if the animals get into it, it is your responsibility to clean it up regardless of where the animals drag it to. Let's all do our part to keep our community clean.
The Salvation Army Donation drive scheduled for April 25th has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a future date.
We are unable to schedule any membership, board or committee meetings until the social distancing restrictions have been lifted.
The office staff is working remotely and remains available for questions. Office hours are Monday – Friday from 9-5. and Saturday from 9-1. Please do not hesitate to reach out to them with any questions or concerns at 570-686-1880.
Our security dispatch number is 570-455-1984.
The SLPOA office has been receiving multiple phone calls and emails regarding the 2020/2021 budget and annual assessments.
The SLPOA Board met last night and unanimously passed a 2020/2021 fiscal year budget. There will be no increase to dues for the next fiscal year. The dues remain at $725.00 for homes and $550.00 for lots.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 restrictions currently in place, there was no safe option for the Annual Budget Membership Meeting to be held.
The annual assessment is normally mailed out mid-late April. The office staff and board of directors are in the process of coordinating a mailing while adhering to the current Covid 19 restrictions. The mailing will include, among other items, each homeowner's invoice, as well as a copy of the 2020/2021 budget.
The Board is very aware of the difficulties many of us are facing during these unprecedented times. As in the past, payment plans are available to residents. Please contact the SLPOA office at 570-686-1880 and speak with them to discuss your payment options.
Thank you and stay safe!
We hope all our residents are staying safe and healthy as we navigate through life in the "new normal." As we head into Spring and are able to take advantage of more outdoor opportunities while practicing the social distancing guidelines, we have included a few reminders below that will help keep our community safe and clean for all residents to enjoy.In an effort to protect our working environment, employees and residents in these trying time, the SLPOA office, basketball court/baseball field and playground will be closed until Governor Wolf's stay at home order is lifted. Our lakes can still be utilized as long as social distancing is being practiced. Fishing licenses for anyone 16 and over are still required.▪We have received numerous complaints about residents not cleaning up after their dogs. Please remember to pick up after your dog and properly dispose of the waste when you return home. Please do not leave the bags along the side of the roads.▪It is each homeowner's responsibility to properly dispose of their garbage. Bags full of household waste have been dumped throughout the community. If you do not currently contract with a garbage removal service, you can contact the office for the names and numbers of garbage companies that service our area.▪The bears are back! Please remember to secure your garbage appropriately and if the animals get into it, it is your responsibility to clean it up. Let's all do our part to keep our community clean.▪If you are burning leaves or paper products (burning of plastic and household garbage prohibited), please be sure to follow the SLPOA rule below:All residents may burn in a fire container or a controlled pit area. A responsible adult who shall remain within a reasonable distance must supervise outdoor burning. An adequate supply of water, fire extinguishers, or other acceptable fire suppression method or device must be kept in close proximity to the fire. All township regulations must be abided by and the resident must notify the communication center prior to starting the burn at 570-296-7700. One controlled burn shall be allowed on property at any time (refer to Dingman Township Fire ordinance #01-2003–Guide to safe burning).▪If you need to obtain a tree permit, please call the office.▪The post office has asked us to remind our residents to pick up their packages in the parcel boxes in a timely manner. As more people are relying on delivery services, this will alleviate the backlog.GardaWorld Security has a new phone number specifically for Sunrise residents. The new number is 570-455-1984. You can also call the SLPOA office (570) 686-1880, Monday through Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-1 for any security needs.Although the SLPOA office is closed, our office staff is working remotely and therefore, you can continue to contact the office with any questions or concerns (Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm). You can contact the office via email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,, or firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 570-686-1880. There is a mail slot located in the center of the office door where payments and other documents may be securely dropped off at any time.Stay safe, stay healthy, adhere to social distancing guidelines! Please don't hesitate to reach out the SLPOA office if you have any questions or concerns.March 27, 2020
We are pleased to offer our residents a way to make payments remotely. Payments can be instantly sent to the SLPOA, utilizing Zelle which is available through most major banks and also through the Zelle app. Payments sent to the SLPOA through Zelle will be credited to your SLPOA account.
If you are paying from a bank account in which the name on your bank account does not match the SLPOA registered owner, for example a spouse not on a deed, or if you are sending from your business account please call the office or send an email to email@example.com to let us know your name and the account you are paying on, the time when you will be sending the payment and the amount you will be sending. This is very important as the only notification that we receive from our bank is the sender’s name and amount. If this information received does not match the name on the SLPOA account, we will have no way to credit your account properly. We do not have access to your bank information or account number.
Any questions, please contact the SLPOA office at 570-686-1880
This year's Sunrise Lake spring edition of the newsletter will be dedicated to the 2020 graduates. The SLPOA Communications Committee would like to honor Sunrise Lake 2020 graduates by featuring their story in the newsletter. Please help us by submitting your graduate's picture and/or story as we would like to include as many entries as possible.
All entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, at the Sunrise Lake office by June 1st. Please include a short description (name, school and future plans). All entries must be sent to the above email. If you have any questions, please contact the office.
We wanted to share the Commonwealth of PA Law regarding fireworks:
Section 2404. Use of consumer fireworks.
(a) Conditions. --A person who is at least 18 years of age and meets the requirements of this article may purchase, possess and use consumer fireworks.
(b) Prohibitions. --A person may not intentionally ignite or discharge:
(1) Consumer fireworks on public or private property without the express permission of the owner.
(2) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices within, or throw consumer fireworks or sparkling devices from, a motor vehicle or building.
(3) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices into or at a motor vehicle or building or at another person.
(4) Consumer fireworks or sparkling devices while the person is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance or another drug.
(5) Consumer fireworks within 150 feet of an occupied structure.
Though, Sunrise Lake does not have any specific rules or regulations specific to firework usage, we ask that everyone please be respectful and courteous of our neighbors and adhere to the quiet times as defined in the SLPOA Rules and Regulations.
We have received numerous complaints from property owners in the immediate area of the bus stops. Please be respectful and do not trespass on their property including blocking their driveway, parking in their driveways and allowing children to play on their property. Please remember that all lots in Sunrise Lake are privately owned regardless of whether it is developed or not. Also please be mindful of the fact that during bus stop times, the roads (main roads and side roads) are still being utilized by our residents traveling within the community. For everyone's safety, please have children wait for the bus in a group on one side of the road off the pavement as much as possible as to not block traffic flow.
In order to ensure that only Sunrise residents are utilizing the bus stops located within Sunrise Lake, please be sure you have a SLPOA sticker on your vehicle. Security will be enforcing this at all bus stops including the late bus stop over the next few weeks.
Thank you for helping to keep our community safe. .
House $725.00 Lot $550.00
Annual Assessment is due on June 1st.
Please note, delinquent homeowners are now liable not only for all outstanding dues and interest, but also for processing fees.
SLPOA has security cameras around the pool, office parking lot, office area and other key areas around Sunrise. These videos will be viewed ONLY by security and the Board of Directors.