Dear Friends: Treasure Lake Talk (“TLT”) isn’t closing the door. Because of recent board actions regarding dissemination of real board news (what is happening with your assessment dollars) we have to take a short break and work on a new format. We are discussing ideas that we think will broaden our scope of information and continue to be enlightening and rewarding for all our readers. We’ve no intention of treating our readers like mushrooms and we believe that honest information is vital to property owners. We chose to keep the message board open to accommodate any comments that readers may want to submit. The blog will remain as is until the new format is completed. Sincerely, TLT
The following comment by “Brett” set us to thinking, and you know, maybe he is right.
” See that’s the thing Chris. You say majority looks other way but these board members were voted in. Maybe ppl like us are in the minority and the majority actually approve of how board acts.”
We discussed his comment and we agree. In our discussions one of our contributors said, “who cares as long as what is discussed is honest, open to scrutiny and unbiased”. Another contributor was emphatic in their agreement with Brett. With that said we can say that since we took over the blog from the former publishers WE have made every effort to enlighten the property owners with just the facts and have trashed a lot of comments because of inaccuracies, slanderous statements and just plain inappropriate language.
We are taking the board’s edict which the board put forth as a public statement (posted below) at the March 19, 2018 board work session. We thank everyone who has written us and also all who have posted comments. We especially want to thank the TLPOA employees past and present who have written us. We wish the best to all those who use Facebook and to our friends at the Courier Express. As we all know, the Courier Express provided tremendous coverage of all the board meetings before being banned. May God Bless all of you.
Treasure Lake Property Owners Association, Inc.
PUBLIC STATEMENT CONCERNING THE USE OF INFORMATION DISCUSSED OR UTILIZED IN ANY PUBLIC MEETING OF THE TREASURE LAKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION
The Treasure Lake Property Owners Association has promulgated the following public statement.
“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.”
This public utterance is promulgated to clarify that meetings of the Association are for the-purpose of dealing with matters relating to the operation, management, evaluation and budgeting of the Association. Such matters are of importance and interest to the members of the Association. But inasmuch as they almost always relate exclusively to the interests of the membership and are not necessarily for public dissemination, they are not intended for wider distribution in most cases.
As a not-for-profit corporation, the Association has the right to define what information matters will be promulgated into the wider public arena. Private Association business information is, by definition, available for the membership of the Association only. It will continue to be published or promulgated by the Association in ways that can inform membership about the actions or concerns of the Association.
These actions may include the publishing of minutes for distribution at subsequent meetings, the posting of minutes or notices on the TLPOA website and community bulletin boards, the use of the TLPOA e-blast communications system and posting of public notices on the entrance signage.
The Association acknowledges that there will be many times in which issues, practices, or events will be discussed at meetings which should be shared with the greater community. These instances will be dealt with by various possible methods.
In advance of such meetings, the Association may authorize news coverage by stating that the meeting content will be available for outside publication. Also, the Association may issue press releases to inform the greater community about issues, programs, or events, about which the Association believes it to be important that non-property owners be informed.
In any case, there will continue to be events and activities taking place at Treasure Lake, about which it will be important to advise the greater community; our statement concerning the release of information in no way intends to restrict the sharing of such information.
This statement is approved and announced by the TLPOA Board of Directors in March, 2018 and will remain in effect until further notice.
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For The Record
Mr. Tuller is the only board member who opposed this motion. We have a feeling that Mr. Tuller’s strong military background and allegiance to the Constitution led him to oppose this. Thank you, Mr. Tuller. TLT