WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE FOR THE WALKWAY
The 2020 HOA Board voted unanimously to delay the installation of a walkway to the pool until a community wide survey could be conducted. The 2021 HOA Board ignored that vote and voted to install a walkway behind the tennis courts on Marbella Drive before conducting a survey. This walkway would allow residents walking to the pool to cut through behind the tennis courts to the clubhouse. It would also eliminate any destruction of shrubs, etc. in the area from residents cutting through and making their own path. The Board voted to spend up to $7,000 on this walkway.
Because there was concern among residents in the community about spending this money, and the benefits to the community as a whole were being questioned, the HOA Board, at the resident’s insistence, are now conducting an email survey which you have received.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE
- The HOA Budget available to residents has a line item called Special Projects. This line item has monies for Projects for the entire 2021 calendar year. This $7,000 project represents about 40% of this line item and therefore would be a considerable amount of money to spend in the first quarter of 2021.
- There are major projects that must be completed in the community. And while much of the monies for these projects will come from the underfunded HOA reserve monies, it is necessary to spend all monies conservatively and after careful consideration. For example, could some of Special Projects monies be used here in some way?
EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS NEEDING MONIES
- Lake erosion. There are at least three retention ponds that need treatment for lake erosion. There is a considerable drop off on these lakes due to eroded ground. This represents a liability and is unsightly for our residents.
- The Monterey Pt roadway needs to be completely repaved. Patching is not the resolution. The roadway construction including the bed of the roadway needs to be addressed.
Before you vote, please consider the above and determine for yourself how best to spend your monies and our collective monies, and then vote.
Kathleen Byrnes- COA President