Question 1: When the expansion of the Cayman campgrounds was first mentioned there wasn’t a business plan, just a lot of hoopla and cheerleading by Dave Distler. Has a business plan ever been shown to anybody or is this another top secret project being run by a CIA?
Answer: We can’t answer that question. We have to ask, What is your need to know? (sarcasm)
Question 2: What does Cobert do back at the campgrounds.
Answer: We can’t answer that question. Why do you ask? (sarcasm)
Question 3: Why isn’t the bank financing the expansion at Caymen?
Answer: We have been told that the money that was borrowed for the capital reserve account is being used. Same ole same ole, only a different month. (not sarcasm)
Treasure Lake was treated to front page coverage in the March 18, 2018 Courier Express Tri-County Sunday Edition with a very positive article on Trivia Night, which is held at the Lakeview Lodge. Our sincerest congratulations go to Garrett Pollock, Recreation Assistant and his wife Amanda for not only coming up with this idea but also doing a great job in keeping the “fun night out” going and growing.
Question 1: How much does Crown pay in assessments per unit/per lot?
Answer: We have been told that the Crown Assessment was negotiated a long time ago and that there is nothing that can be done. What the actual amount is we don’t know but have been told it is favorable for them for what they receive in return.
Question 2: Why are our street signs in such a deplorable condition?
Answer: Possibly, the board and management have an answer, but it depends on what your definition of deplorable is. If you are comparing them to upscale communities, then yes they are deplorable. If you are comparing them to Detroit, then they aren’t deplorable.
Question 3: Are our treasurer and manager bonded?
Answer: We believe that they would have to be. You may want to ask management to see a copy of any bond which relates to the TLPOA. Good luck with your request.
Question 1: If we total all our loans, how much money do we owe to banks?Answer: We know it is in the millions but we wonder if the board even knows.
Question 2: What is the annual interest payments on these loans?
Answer: We have been told that because the loans are now operating at a variable rate that the interest is going up. With that in mind we believe it is well over two hundred and twenty five thousand dollars a year.
Question 3: Aren’t we financing the new golf carts? What was wrong with the old ones? Didn’t we just put new batteries in all of them?
Answer: We believe that we are financing the new carts and yes, we had just replaced the batteries in all the old carts. We have been told that the old carts ran very well and that if proper maintenance procedures had been in place the old batteries would not have crapped out.
We have received a number of inquiries regarding the budget, board members, Cayman upgrade, etc. We are going to post most of those questions and will answer the easy ones but feel it’s not our place to answer all of them. With the board’s dome of silence and the secrecy attached, property owners are left in the dark. Please remember, you, the property owner are being treated like mushrooms. You are being kept in the dark and fed horse manure. Over the years there have been up to 5 board members who would answer questions off the record. That is no longer the case. There is an old saying that goes like this, if it walks like a duck and it quacks like a duck then guess what, it’s a duck. So, if they……………
Question 1: Did the budget pass?
Answer: Yes. The vote was unanimous.
Question 2: We understand Shirley got a nice raise. How much was it?
Answer: We also heard that she got a raise but we have no idea how much or for that matter why she got it. We still don’t know who she works for being an Omni key personnel, but we do know we are picking up the tab. We are still wondering why the board members who pride themselves on their astute business acumen couldn’t be bothered to have the Omni contract reviewed by the Treasure Lake attorneys.
Question 3: Do you feel that Pastor Whitaker should be a board member?
Answer: An emphatic NO!
A new “commandment” suddenly appeared on the 1st budget hearing agenda. It restricts what and how you can discuss Treasure Lake information. The “commandment” was not discussed or voted in an open session of the board of directors, it just appeared on the agenda. What is management and the board trying to hide and what happened to transparency?
Board Pres. Cobert said in his candidacy statement that “I would like to see Treasure Lake become a true gated community, not a pretend one.” If he truly believes this then why are we spending thousands upon thousands of dollars on advertising and marketing and at the same time claiming to be a private gated community that doesn’t want anyone to know anything unless the board releases it?
In case that you are part of the approximately 95% of the property owners who missed the announcement, it was announced at the February Work Session that all property owners in good standing are invited to the Budget Hearings. The next meeting will be held this Saturday at 10:00 am at the Lakeview Lodge. The proposed $ 90.00 assessment increase will be discussed along with other expenditures.
If you intend on commenting then we recommend that you show up and speak. If not, this will probably be your last opportunity before the budget is voted on.
If you do attend please remember the latest decree from the board.
“The Treasure Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. (“TLPOA” or” Association”) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that acts on behalf of the property owners of Treasure Lake. No person, business or other entity, including, but not limited to, TLPOA staff and members, newspaper publications, and other media outlets, shall be permitted, without the express written consent of the TLPOA Board of Directors, to copy, record, release, transmit, reproduce, publish or disseminate the business, records and other information, of any kind whatsoever, that is referenced, utilized or otherwise discussed at any meeting or work session of the Association or its Board of Directors.”
I wonder how realtors will handle Treasure Lake sales operating under the new rule? If someone asks a realtor about Treasure Lake, according to the new rule, realtors will not be permitted to answer certain questions and if they answer they will be disseminating information.
Are the people who sign the Treasure Lake checks bonded?
Mrs. Whitaker referred to cell phone coverage being bad. Weren’t we supposed to be getting a cell phone tower to improve the signal? What happened?
How many properties in our community are exempt from paying property assessment fees?
Questions for property owners and the board.
To property owners: When was this latest infringement on your freedom of speech by the board and management voted on? We didn’t see any vote. Did you?
To the board: Why aren’t lakefront properties assessed more than properties on back roads? As they say in Real estate, it’s location, location, location.
To the board: When was the new location for the “guard shack” voted on and approved? We didn’t see any vote, did you?
In property owner associations, property owners are essentially liable for the association’s debts. “What?” you say. Community associations are corporations, and aren’t shareholders protected from corporate obligations? Isn’t that the whole point of a corporation? Yes, most community associations are corporations—non profit mutual benefit corporations. But there is a major difference between a community association and the typical business corporation. With a typical corporation the investors’ (shareholders’) liability is limited to the amount of their individual investment.
Community associations usually have something more—lien rights to an individual owner’s separate interest, either a lot or a unit, and the personal obligation of an individual owner for his or her share of assessments. So, if an association assesses the members and someone doesn’t pay, the association has the authority to place a lien upon the individual’s property and enforce that lien for payment through the process of foreclosure and/or to sue the owner personally to collect the funds owed. The corporate structure of the association protects an individual owner from being solely responsible for the association’s total obligations, but not for his or her (or the lot or unit’s) share.That authority, extended to the association by way of CC&Rs* recorded against each individual’s lot or unit, has the effect of “passing through” the association’s obligations to the owners.
* Definition: Covenants, conditions and restrictions are limitations and rules placed on a group of homes by a builder, developer, neighborhood association and / or homeowner association. All condos and townhomes have CC&Rs; however, so do most planned unit developments and established neighborhoods.
March 1, 2018 at 4:03 pm
Was this voted on by the board. I sure didn’t see them vote on it and I don’t recall anything being said in the work session.
March 1, 2018 at 5:16 pm
Dan, we did not see a vote. However, the ultimate legal responsibility for the actions of the association rests with the board. We feel that the president of the board should send the property owners a letter telling us how this came about, when or if it was voted on and who were the yea’s and nay’s.
February 28, 2018 at 11:46 am
C’mon Chris you constantly attack Whitaker on here, but you quit the board right?
March 1, 2018 at 7:23 am
C’mon Mark, wake up and smell the coffee. Don’t you think the church should be treated like all other property owners? It is my opinion that the church should be paying their fair assessment share. They don’t. On top of that they have received free services and money from our assessment dollars. That is not right. Mark, tell me what your opinion is regarding whether or not the Pastor has a conflict of interest by being on the board. Article 3.3 Conflict Of Interest of our bylaws appears to address this. I resigned from the board for the same reason any person who has an ounce of self respect would resign. This board appears to be nothing but secrets, top secrets and then for managements eyes only. The only transparency is what the Courier Express reported on and now they shut that down. They have even shut down property owners in good standing from voicing their opinion. I am sure you are familiar with “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”The protection given freedom of the press is one of the most unique provisions in the Bill of Rights because it protects the freedom of an institution as well as that of individuals. So Mark, if I was still sitting on the board I would be silenced. I am more effective where I am at.
The Treasure Lake Property Owners Association, Inc. (“TLPOA” or” Association”) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that acts on behalf of the property owners of Treasure Lake. No person, business or other entity, including, but not limited to, TLPOA staff and members, newspaper publications, and other media outlets, shall be permitted, without the express written consent of the TLPOA Board of Directors, to copy, record, release, transmit, reproduce, publish or disseminate the business, records and other information, of any kind whatsoever, that is referenced, utilized or otherwise discussed at any meeting or work session of the Association or its Board of Directors.