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The old adage consistently comes to mind: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”. Let us look at the composition of the current board.
1. NEW BOARD MEMBERS.
The onus is on them to become familiar with the questionable financial history of our community which has had more than its fair share of mistakes and wasteful spending.
2. COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD MEMBERS.
a. Some members ignore the homeowners and make decisions solely based on selfishness laced with the selfish belief “I want what I want when I want it”.
b. Some members make decisions based on “going along to get along” and due to their lack of relevant experience, are afraid to express how they really feel from fear of being ostracized by fellow board members.
c. Some board members fully accept the legal counsel’s opinions without question, believing that
he is the epitome of knowledge, disregarding the fact that these opinions may well be flawed.
Some time ago, I suggested they any board should investigate placing legal counsel on a retainer.
This will enable them to control expenses, not have that person there all the time and charge for
each and every opinion that comes from them.
3. WHAT RECOURSE DO HOMEOWNERS HAVE?
Since the board tends to ignore the fact that WE pay for all their decisions, residents should not
be forced to financially support another restaurant if the deal is not a fair one for the largest
segment of the community.
It is my belief that the overwhelming number of owners who signed the “no restaurant” petitions
(1400) did so after a complete analysis of the low percentage of success was fully explained.
The time is long past due to acknowledge that homeowners rights and opinions should also count.