President’s Message: Bulk Cable Update 12/23/2019

Kim Fuller

Good morning residents,

After the Board meeting on Monday 12/16/2019, Spectrum submitted a new proposal. The Board has been reviewing that proposal in detail. I have attached a new presentation to describe the current proposals from both Spectrum and Frontier which you can view at the following link:

Some basic points in the new proposal from Spectrum are:

  • Price will increase from $40 to $48 per month excluding all taxes, fees and any HOA fee
  • Spectrum will not pay a Door Fee to the HOA ($1.035 Million)
  • Reduction in content – No HBO or NFL Red Zone
  • Small dollar amount changes in equipment pricing

These changes will bring the estimated total monthly cost per residential lot to approximately $51 to $57 per month depending on taxes and fees for the Spectrum plan.

The Board immediately began working with our representatives and Spectrum to try and resolve legal issues with their contract. At this point the Board believes all issues with the legal terms in both contracts from Spectrum and Frontier can be resolved within a few weeks.

The Board has scheduled the Montecito Ballroom on 1/13/2020 and 1/14/2020 to hold Town Hall meetings to explain what we believe will be the final proposals from both companies. The times of the Town Hall meetings will be 9:30 am and 2 pm on both days. We will then release a new survey for residents to fill out. This survey will be released on 1/15/2020 through the E-blast system and will need to be done by 1/22/2020 at noon so results can be tabulated before the Board Meeting on 1/27/2020. It is the Board’s intention to vote on which proposal to put forth to residents for a ballot vote in April. We need to decide at the January meeting which company and proposal to submit for a formal ballot vote if we are going to have all the material printed and ready to release in time for such a ballot vote.

The survey will be going out through the E-blast system and will be available on our website in the Residents-Only section. Only one survey per home address, any duplicates will mean both surveys will be deleted, so be sure to only fill out one survey per household. Your name and address will be required on the survey to be valid and incorrect addresses will be voided, so please take your time when you fill out the survey. This last survey will reflect the latest and up-to-date information on how the residents feel about moving forward, information that will be valuable for the Board vote on 1/27/2020.

Hopefully this clarifies how we are proceeding.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Thank you,
Kim Fuller