Gary Rumberger entered these posts on the Hawks Nest website:

Sad News:

Darlene Tucker, long time owner and the wife of Gary Tucker, your current President, lost her 3 year long battle with cancer yesterday afternoon (Friday, Nov. 16th at 3 pm). She was being cared for by her family and friends at home when she passed. Those that knew her knew how much she enjoyed all the friends that she made at The Hawks Nest. She cherished the time she spent with her daughters and grandchildren when they would show up at the Hawks Nest for a visit. Even though it took time away from their vacation when they were down at the Hawks Nest, she pushed Gary to do what he committed to do in taking care of Hawks Nest business without a complaint. She will be truly missed.

Fire Pump-The new waterline has been installed from down the street to the Hawks Nest property. The line needed to be sanitized and pressure tested by the aqueduct authority which has been going on all last week. The contractor has been given the ok by the water authority to continue with the line starting tomorrow November 19th. They have also installed a new fire hydrant on the Hawks Nest property which was included in the contract for the fire pump.
The construction of the building that will house the fire pump has begun and they are ready to pour the pillars after the inspection from the city of Marathon. The next step after that is to pour the beams and deck that will be the floor of the building. I will update you as the progress continues. I have included some pictures of the construction.


WIND CLAIM – The board of directors has chosen to go to mediation and see what Westchester Insurance offers. This would be the quickest option that is available as laid out by the attorneys. This mediation would be non-binding and if the board doesn’t like the offer, they will be able to reject it. If they reject the offer, then the board has decided to force the default judgement the judge has already awarded us, and Westchester is trying to have overturned. The attorney estimates that this option would take 3-6 months. The board would then use the money from the reserves and the loan that Mike Oostmeyer is working on to pay for the construction until the case works its way through the courts.

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