Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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April 30, 2014

POA completes projects

CROSSVILLE — We have completed some projects this spring at the Marina. We have purchased a 2005 Yamaha 50hp 2 stroke motor for one of our rental pontoon boats. Also, we have made some major reupholstering repairs on all three of our pontoon boats, including seat cushions, arm rests, bench seats and one of them with all new carpet. We also purchased five new buoys to replace older ones. The cost of all this was covered under budgeted items in the M/R for the Marina. Additionally, the restocking of 3,000 blue gill and 3,000 shell crackers to the lake took place on April 23. The Marina is now open for the season and I wish Carl and his crew good luck this year.  By the way, please get your 2014 boat stickers before you put your boat in the water.  Our Lake Patrol will be getting started on May 1. These gentlemen are here to help protect our lake and assist our members and guests. I appreciate their time and effort.

The golf course was aerified on April 2 and 3. Todd and his crew did an outstanding job getting this done. You may have also noticed the area around the driving range.  The plan was put in effect to move the putting green off Dunbar Rd. to a new location due to traffic. About a month ago, a drunk driver coming down Dunbar went off the road coming almost across our putting green. Two children were putting on that green but, luckily, no one was injured. It would be difficult to live with the fact that we knew about the danger and did nothing about it. The golf committee, along with Matt and Todd, came up with an area along side of the driving range to reduce the risk of having someone drive off Dunbar and onto the existing putting green.

Our Recreation Department has a lot of activities planned for this summer. Kicking off the season, on Memorial Day weekend there will be an Outdoor Arts and Crafts booth set up along with our Cruise-In. There will also be live entertainment. Once again, the Quack Shack will be providing food throughout the event. Hopefully, we can build on this year’s Memorial Day activities as a start for the Recreation Department’s new events and planned activities.

The beach will get some improvements this year. Five tandem truck loads of white sand will be brought in. Planned improvements also include enlarging two decks and adding a roof over the deck at the Quack Shack, as well as making these areas more handicap accessible. These improvements at the beach will be a great asset to make it more comfortable for our members and guest and also allow older people to come and enjoy our beach area.  

I hope you all will make plans to come out this year and support the Recreation Department as we start a new exciting venture this season.

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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.

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  • 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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