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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  • humvee 2a.JPG Tansi Security Police attains new equipment and new officer

    The Lake Tansi Security Police has acquired a trainee, new vehicle from the 1033 Program and body armor due to the generosity of the Rotary Club and VEC.

    June 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Rec direc.JPG Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director

    Lake Tansi has experienced a whirlwind of ups and downs in regards to retaining a recreations director. When Ken Soncrant resigned, POA Director Gary Dillon hired Betty Gates who had worked in recreations management at Fairfield Glade.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Epic Independence Day celebration set at Lake Tansi

    The Lake Tansi Recreations Department has planned an epic Independence Day celebration that will brighten the stars on your flags. The celebration will start Friday, July 4th and continue through the weekend with family friendly activities and entertainment that is inspired by classic Americana fun.

    June 25, 2014

  • toodle 2.JPG Tansi bids a bittersweet farewell to Brenda Toodle

    Brenda Toodle has made quite an impact on Lake Tansi in her nearly two decades of being a resident. Before her move back to Michigan, her many friends held a farewell reception on May 28 at the Thunderbird to send their best wishes with her.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tansi launches Operation Safe Community

    You may have heard that a neighborhood watch group is being established again in Tansi. After a recent break-in in our neighborhood, my wife, Paula, talked with Lt. Gary Howard of the Sheriff’s Department to see what we, as a neighborhood, could do to minimize crime in Tansi.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi Golf Club honored for support of veterans

    Naval Master Chief Dennis Sassenger II, stationed in Hawaii, visited his father, our own Dennis Sassenger, in Lake Tansi. He was so impressed with the way he was treated as a guest and veteran at the golf course that he returned home and started the process of thanking us for the welcome and support he received.

    June 25, 2014

  • Lake Tansi celebrates Memorial Day in a big way

    Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon those of our fallen troops who gave their lives to preserve America’s values and freedoms. To those soldiers and their families we give our greatest admirations and deepest appreciation. Knowing what Memorial Day is about gives reason to pause, to pray and to share in those hard won freedoms with family and friends.

    June 25, 2014

  • Swim 1.JPG Never too soon to start water safety lessons

    Lake Tansi would like to encourage everyone who enjoys the water to play safely. Lake Tansi has such wonderful amenities, including the lake and pools, but playing it safe is better than not playing at all.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pan 1.JPG On the Hook with the Pan Fish Club

    Hook, line and sinker, the Lake Tansi Pan Fish Anglers Club has enjoyed the first half of its fishing season.

    June 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • The Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament set for July 26

    The seventh annual Mike Steinmann/Salvation Army Golf Tournament is set for this year on Saturday, July 26 at the Lake Tansi Golf Course.

    June 25, 2014

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