Letter: Bylaws Spending Limit

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Editor, The Friday Flyer:

The recall election sent a message to all members of the community. The results of the recall clearly show some members support the diversion of our assessments for the Golf Course and Country Club. Approximately 250 golf members are relying on 4,700 non-members to subsidize their amenity.

It has been two years since we were ready to build a Tennis Building and still no building. We have no Dog Park, but our Board has spent millions of dollars on the Golf Course.

We are getting ready to defeat the Board’s efforts to build a million dollar gate. Our Bylaws state: “The Board of Directors shall make no capital improvements or additions to any one facility in which the total expense for such improvements exceeds $800,000 within a two-year period (excluding any road repairs or improvements), without the approval of the owners.”

The Main Gate should be put to a vote as it is well over $900,000, not including contingencies; therefore, it violates our Bylaws. The reason they proposed an ADR is simple. They think if they win the ADR they can proceed with any project costing over $800,000 that does not fall under their definition of “Capital Improvement” without any vote.

Until the members agree to include this Board’s definition of Capital Improvement, they still cannot legally spend $800,000 on anything without putting it to a vote. The intent of the $800,000 limit was to stop this Board or any Board from spending $800,000 on anything without getting permission from our members, regardless of where the money derives from!

The Board’s plans to spend millions on the Golf Course was stopped because of this limit. If you want the current inequity, violation of our Bylaws and massive overspending to stop, then please vote in May.

Dennis A Korte

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