Create progress by actually accomplishing something, rather than talking about it.
Selective enforcement occurs when the association enforces specific rules for one homeowner, or a group of homeowners, but not the rest. Essentially, HOA selective enforcement is institutionalized favoritism.
Rules and regulations should be consistently enforced, and all homeowners should be held to the same standards.
Board members must act justly towards all residents, regardless of any personal biases or relationships. Carelessness, favoritism, or outright neglect can lead to selective enforcement, which can result in legal trouble. As such, it is important to get rid of any HOA selective enforcement in the community.
AVOID EXCEPTIONS. Making exceptions can quickly lead to trouble as HOA members may feel that it is not fair that one person got an exception and they did not.
"...the HOA Executive Board felt that it was in the best interest of the Association to take action without a Board meeting..."
Professional, independent, and quality property inspections of common and limited elements cost much less than having to perform emergency repairs and then permanent repairs along with replacement of damaged homeowner property and community property.
As time goes on, a lack of proactive, preventive maintenance will lead to an increasing number of reactive repairs. Being proactive in fixing small issues can save a lot of money. Reactive maintenance results in future costly repairs and replacements.
Why be reactive when proactive maintenance not only saves the HOA money, it can pay for itself in many cases?
JULY 2, 2019 - No productive action from the Asset Management Project Team.
WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR INSPECTIONS AND PROACTIVE, PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE FOR OVER FOUR YEARS!
The board announced (3/28/2019) they formed an "Asset Management Project Team." Not an original idea or timely decision. There has been a lack of action and it is costing homeowners thousands of dollars.
We are long overdue for proper inspections and a proactive, preventive maintenance plan. REACTIVE MAINTENANCE IS NOT WORKING!
7/8/2019 WE'RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR FROM THE BOARD ABOUT OUR OFFER TO HELP.
4/2/2019 WE VOLUNTEERED TO WORK WITH THE BOARD TO HELP THEM IMPLEMENT IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS! NO RESPONSE YET...
No response from the Board.
Homeowners are capable of interpreting and understanding the results of the survey. We do not need self-appointed, pseudo-intellectual intermediaries on the Board to tell us what the results of the survey indicate. A “summary” from the Board does not convey the actual answers and verbatim comments of individual homeowners. Why not provide transparency?
We ask the Board to please share all the actual survey results including additional homeowner comments. We don't need to be spoon-fed the biased and cherry-picked topics the Board provides in its "summary." Concealing the survey results only leads to suspicion.
What information from the survey is the Board not sharing with us? And why?
We're still waiting....
The last communication (2/17/2021) from the management company and HOA Board to a homeowner inquiring about questionable items in the HOA financial statements:
"The issues you mention are considered closed. The association nor management will not entertain any communication in the future regarding the subject matter below."
😏 One of the questions asked: What happened to the $35,000 in Deferred Revenue that "disappeared" from 2020 balance sheets?
WHERE IS THE OPEN COMMUNICATION AND TRANSPARENCY WE WERE PROMISED?
Problems cannot be resolved when homeowners' concerns and questions are squelched and ignored as a matter of policy.
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Is it fair that some residents serve on multiple committees while another resident is denied -- numerous times -- the opportunity to serve on just one?
Why are some individual homes permitted to have multiple respresentives on numerous committees while other homes are denied representation on even one committee?
As long as the HOA board controls all community communication venues, it has the bully pulpit to obstruct transparency and suppress open communication. This includes dismissing opposing points of view and labeling anyone who questions the board's behavior as a troublemaker.
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