Not sure where to start on this one, so in no particular order, here goes what ccomes to mind in no specific order:
1. Is the Pastor a property owner in good standing,? Last I checked, this was the only real requirement to be nominated and appointed to the board by the majority of votes. That being said, everything else on this subject is a moot point unless the requirements for an appointment to the board changes. No matter who you are, you all have at least one special interest when you run for the board because if this isn’t true, you’d never get voted onto the board.
2. Does the Pastor have an overall conflict of interest in fact; only when the agenda presents an issue relating to benefiting or sanctioning the Church from the TL POA, then we should expect the Pastor to obstain from voting. I’m sure he has enough integrity, or at best common sense to do the right thing. Sounds like this post proves different since his non-property owner flock is getting special treatment by not stoping and checking in with security.
3. Does the Pastor have a conflict in interest in appearance since some would suggest being that he is head of church within the gates, and an active board member? Sure just like any board member who is an active vendor contracted with the TLPOA.
4. Anyone who owns a for profit business in the area would be out of their tree to run for a non-paid board, since you can’t please everyone, every time. You would never risk losing a single customer and put your company into financial jeopardy! Common sense prevails not to run for the board.
5. Here’s an easy thought: Issue and charge $100 for the annual “ezpass” card to anyone who’d like to enter the lake that is not a property owner but wants to use the public amenities. Restrict their movement within the lake with more gates, this is the only real solution, like or not it’s the realtity.
6.Set up and restrict the new “ez-pass” for non property owners to align with the operation hours for the intended purpose for gaining entry. For example if church is going on Sunday 8am to 1pm, then the ez-pass is only active during this time, Sunday 730am to 1:30pm If anyone who is issued a pass and is still within the gates often hours, have security should fine them for violation, just like property owners and who speed.
7. Set up more gates throughout the community that restrict non-owners from roaming throughout the lake, and keep the roads leading to the public establishments open for the public to use. For example, if you are going to the church, you should only be physically able to go to the T, turn left, gate in place, that would open when you turn left. Your church pass would not open the gate if you try to go left. Add additional gates at all the side roads so that it forces non owners traffic to only lead to public places. Last I checked the lake view is only open from Wednesday through who know what Saturday and Sunday’s, but the ez pass can be configured to restrict non owners before and after the LVL is actually opened. Again charge $100 for a yearly pass or $10 each time you enter if you don’t want to purchase the annual pass. Remember folks, for every $1 spent at the LVL or Duffers, we the property owners pay $1.70 in losses, it’s better to have no one eat at duffers and the lvl then to loose $1.70 per every $1.oo spent. The ez pass would open the appropriate gates, just like a hotel that restricts floors for VIP members.
8. Like or or not the above actions is the only way to keep the gate and community private. If not, in 2018 Non property owners going to church will be exempt, then 2019 folks going to the town center will be exempt, in 2020 the ski lodge folks will Be exempt and finally before you know it the only restricted and becoming an inconvenience will be only the property owners stoping taking 20 extra minutes to get home.
9,Let’s wake up folks and face the hard realty as to what our identy is Andrew go from there,
10. Best in luck but in the end nothing will change! More of the same with a lot more spending.