There is one more chance to meet candidates


Residents who didn’t get a chance to attend one of the three candidate forums held in the past week have one more chance to hear from the candidates at “Meet the Candidates Night” on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lodge, hosted by the Home Owners Club.

At that forum, attendees will be able to write their question on a card ahead of time. The questioner’s name will not be required. Moderator John Zaitz will review the questions, then ask them of the candidates, who will have up to three minutes to answer.

In addition, candidate Paul Queen invites residents to meet with him one on one this evening, April 15, starting at 5 p.m. at the upper level of East Port Park. His wife Stacy will bring sweets. Tomorrow, April 16, Paul and Stacy invite residents to stop by 29766 Longhorn Dr. between the hours of 2 to 6 p.m. for another chance to ask questions. Refreshments will be served.

Those who have already attended a forum may have further questions they’d like to have answered. Each forum has had slightly different formats for allowing questions.

At the first forum on April 9 at the Senior Center, hosted by the Senior Work Group, audience members could ask questions from the floor. The candidates did not have a time limit on answering the questions, which resulted in more in-depth discussion on fewer topics such as the Lake Lease litigation and improving communication between members and the Board.

Monday’s forum at the Lodge, hosted by 21 community groups and clubs, had a process by which audience members could approach a microphone on both sides of the Holiday Bay Room and ask a question, or they could provide a written question to Travis Montgomery, who asked it for them. Questioners had 30 seconds to ask their question; candidates had one minute to respond. This resulted in more topics but less in-depth answers.

Wednesday’s forum took place in the City Multi-purpose Room during the monthly Chamber luncheon. Questions could be submitted to the Chamber prior to the meeting and also asked from the floor. Candidates had a minute to answer.

Election Calendar

The Notice of Annual Meeting, Candidate Statements and Secret Ballot have gone out in the mail. Thursday, May 5, is the last day it is recommended to mail in the ballot. If ballots aren’t mailed in time, they may be brought in person to the Annual Meeting of the Members and Election of Directors at the Lodge on Thursday, May 12, starting at 8 a.m.

If quorum is not met on May 12, an adjourned meeting will be held Saturday, May 14.