Rules should be enforced in a reasonable, fair, and consistent manner.
* January 12, 2019 Board Meeting
THE BOARD ALSO SAYS THE REMOVAL OF ICE (AND ICE DAMS) FROM UNIT GUTTERS WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE HOMEOWNER.
Homeowners are losing another "amenity" (exterior maintenance) they were promised when purchasing their homes.**
However, some "lucky" homeowners received special consideration: There are ten months of Board-approved Property Reports that have recorded inspection, maintenance, and repair of gutters for "select" homeowners (at no charge). Why not provide the same maintenance and service to all homeowners?
$36 per year to have the HOA provide gutter/downspout maintenance. The Board Treasurer stated that $3 would need to be added to your monthly assessment fee if the HOA provides preventive maintenance of your gutters. This additional charge is unnecessary and a result of poor budget planning.
[The Board has decided to spend $4,000 to add a new sidewalk at the left side of the Clubhouse that a large number of residents do not think is necessary. Few homeowners will use the sidewalk; all homeowners have gutters that require maintenance.]
[Remember: You are paying for exterior maintenance that should be provided by the HOA.]
Maintenance is 70% of the community's 2019 expenses. Is that money being spent wisely or are homeowners' needs and welfare being ignored?
Being placed on the agenda would have given us the time needed to present information that supports the designation of gutters/downspouts as common elements.
It would also provide residents with the opportunity to ask questions and provide valuable feedback.
The Board was unable to cite anything in our governing documents that specifically prohibits residents from making a presentation to the meeting attendees as a part of the agenda.
They still said "no."
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