Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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August 28, 2013

Frank Kierce — Candidate for Board of Directors and Lakes Committee Chair

CROSSVILLE — Date of Tansi Residency: June 12, 2009 

Background information

Employed by: Retired Plumber Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Position: Licensed Plumber for home and heating.

Brief description of responsibilities:

Lay out plumbing to be installed in new homes and repair in existing homes.

Education: Attended Lowell Trade High School Lowell, Mass.

Community involvement:

1. Is there any reason that would prevent you from attending the POA board meetings

  as well as any other POA board activity requiring your participation?

Being retired allows me to have unlimited time to devote to attend board meetings

  as well as other POA meetings.

2. I am an active member in the following clubs/organizations.

Volunteer for the Lake Tansi Lake Patrol and Lake Tansi Restrictions Covenants Board.

3. Prior civic involvement:  (Boards, Commission, Council, etc.)

None in Tennessee

4. What do you feel are the most important issues facing the Lake Tansi Board of

   Directors and residents of Lake Tansi?

Establishing a reasonable POA budget that will be of benefit to all Lake Tansi owners. Providing a safe and orderly environment by beefing up crime watch and security. Resolving sewerage problem.

5. If elected, what do you feel you can contribute to the long range success of Lake

  Tansi Village as a Resort/Retirement Community?

If elected, I would seek ways to create an open dialog between the POA Board and property owners. I would seek ways to reduce expenditures, but at the same time maintain the quality of service that owners desire.

6. What do you see as the major issues facing Lake Tansi Village in the next five to 10 years?

1. Crime prevention.

2. Making Tansi a desirable community that people would want to invest and live in.

3. Making sewerage affordable for those homes that will require it. Allowing homes on working septic systems keep them as is.

7.  Please list any pertinent information you would like to present.

Lake Tansi is a viable community and I would like to see it resolve its problems in using a common sense approach. We need to work together to resolve the challenges that we are now facing. It will take time and effort to come up with a plan that will benefit all of our home owners.

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  • Rec direc.JPG Tansi welcomes Medley as recreation director

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    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.

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  • 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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