Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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November 20, 2013

GM Report: Rain impacts our community

CROSSVILLE — My comments for this issue will focus more on all of 2013 and 2014 instead of just September or October activities. I’ve thought about this past year, which was my first full year as your General Manager. I can summarize the major impact on Tansi in one word - rain. Remember July 4th when we got a record 1.95 inches of rain? In fact, right now we are seven inches above normal for the year and partially, as a result of the wet year, cabin rentals and golf course usage were down versus last year. But, on the other hand, our marina usage was up, our lakes were full, fishing was excellent and we didn’t have to water the golf course as much as last year. So, although we had lots of rain clouds, we also had some silver linings to those clouds.

This year we had community festivals on Memorial Day weekend and again in October with Cruise Ins, inflatables for the kids, a band, crafts and treasure sales and lots of good food. Unfortunately, our July 4th community event was rained out. Also, new this past year was the Quack Shack. What a great asset, with movie nights on the beach, and other new activities for everyone to enjoy. Next year will be bigger and better yet.

The Cannons are leasing our 19th Hole Restaurant and the Killeens are now leasing the Country Club. Jerry Turner took over as the Security Department Chief, replacing Henry Hunnicutt, and Carl Flanagan has been filling in for Roberta Reese as the Marina manager. And although we didn’t do any major upgrades to any our of amenities, we did maintain what we own and made some improvements, such as painting the interior of the POA Office and redoing several Tansi and golf course signs. And we were able to do these things while significantly reducing our debt.

The County Road Department has spent some time in Tansi recently, resurfacing some roads with chip and tar and paved two roads. There is a list of these roads available at the POA Office. All things considered 2013 was a good year.

As I look ahead to 2014, I plan to continue things we started this year, like community festival days and Quack Shack activities, and I will work with our Recreation Department to add some new activities as well. I am hopeful that our sewer issues and lawsuits will be resolved. And although I am disappointed that our request for assessment monies for much needed upgrades was rejected, I am confident that we will be able to use monies we receive to either maintain or improve our existing amenities and at the same time continue to reduce our bank debt.

I would like to thank my office staff, supervisors and all of our employees for the hard work and dedication that makes Lake Tansi a great place to call home and to visit. I am looking forward to another great year for Lake Tansi in 2014.

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  • 4th pic 7.JPG 4th of July at Lake Tansi There was no event left out and not one person who couldn’t be entertained as Lake Tansi created a weekend long soirée to celebrate Independence Day this year.

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  • An independence celebration to remember

    There was no event left out and not one person who couldn’t be entertained as Lake Tansi created a weekend long soirée to celebrate Independence Day this year. The large crowd of visitors provided ample participation for friendly competitions in ping pong, horseshoes, mini golf, shuffleboard, badminton, sack races, sandcastle building, and pie eating. While Perfect Party Rentals’ bouncy houses juggled little children, the beach accommodated sun-loving families and friends, and the car show brought dozens of classic and souped-up coups for the crowds to peruse.

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  • Killeens on the Green closing July 31

    Recently, Bob and Janeanne Killeen have visited with us and expressed they will not be renewing the liquor license for Killeen’s which expires on July 31. They have expressed with regret that personal considerations have caused them to set July 26 as the last day of operation for Killeen’s on the Green.

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  • POA looks to end year ahead of budget

    This summer has been outstanding here at Lake Tansi. It is a great time of year to live in and visit our wonderful resort. Our lakes have been busy. The cabins, golf course and Recreation Department have been running full bore, as well, with many activities. Our 4th of July weekend was the best we had in years – thanks to the weather – from the Cruise-in, music and movies at the beach, right down to the pie-eating contest and all the other activities held. Next year will be bigger and better yet.

    July 30, 2014

  • neighborhood watch july 2014.jpg Tansi Neighborhood Watch Group has started

    The Tansi Neighborhood Watch Group’s (TNWG’s) working committees met July 10 at the Hiawatha Community Center. We were joined by Lt. Gary Howard of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, and Chief Jerry Turner of Tansi Security. Chief Turner also represented the general manager of the Lake Tansi POA.

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  • exchange New Officers.jpg Exchange Club swears in new officers, directors

    At its June 23 meeting, the Lake Tansi Exchange Club elected and swore in its slate of officers and directors for the year ending June 30, 2015. Past-President John Lyon officiated at the swearing in ceremony, speaking to the duties and responsibilities of each of the club’s leadership positions.

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  • Exchange club donations.jpg Exchange Club supports local organizations

    Members of the Lake Tansi Exchange Club have been busy during their Club year ending June 30 raising money through a variety of projects and events. In turn, the funds raised are utilized to further the principal focus of our Exchange Club – to support organizations involved in the prevention of child abuse in Cumberland County, as well as funding other worthy community outreach projects.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • vest for chron.jpg Exchange Club provides protective vests for security

    Jerry Turner, Lake Tansi Chief of Security, thanks Exchange Club Past-President Mike Ferry for the club's $800 grant that provided the new body armor for Officer Steve Hritz, who spoke of the comfort, yet protective quality of his donated vest.

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  • LT Police Cruiser.jpg Security upgrades patrol vehicle

    The Lake Tansi Department of Security and Law Enforcement has acquired a replacement patrol vehicle. It is a 2008 Chevrolet Trail Blazer with 46,500 miles. It is replacing a 2001 Chevrolet Impala with approximately 250,000 miles. The new patrol vehicle will be placed in service as soon as it is fitted with the necessary safety and emergency equipment.  It is being equipped by On Duty Depot in Knoxville, TN. The Trail Blazer is
    better suited for service in the Tansi Community than the vehicle it is replacing because it has available four wheel drive which will enable officers to respond in inclement weather.

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