Having residents apply in the first place was a thoughtless and rude maneuver on the part of the Board. Folks take the time to send in a request to be considered and be interviewed and vetted and then told to “forget it”. I have to wonder if the excuse of the “timing” is just a means to refuse everyone because in the minds of the current Board members none of the applicants fit their image of the “yes man/woman” they had in mind. It was despicable to put residents through this only to turn around and select no one.
I know that one of the applicants previously ran and had already been vetted and received considerable votes and is extremely knowledgeable about many facets of this community including some areas that NO ONE on this Board has the same level of expertise – certainly that applicant would’ve been a perfect individual to appoint. Since the Board doesn’t believe in reading blogs I can tell you that I think they’re all a waste of time and oh yeah – they have done a great job on the restaurant survey too !!