President’s Message: Investigation of Bulk Cable TV/Internet Service Continues

Kim Fuller

Good Morning Residents:

As you all know, The Board has been investigating the pros and cons of a Bulk Cable Contract. This is a negotiation with the Cable/Internet Companies to provide Internet and TV services for a period of 5 years and to reduce the amount our residents are paying for internet and TV services. The Board appointed a committee to investigate and gather information for the Board’s review, and they have been meeting to review more information that has been provided to the HOA.

This information has been given to the Board and the Board will hold more Town Hall meetings to explain the latest information, listen to comments, and answer questions. There will be four Town Hall Meetings:

  1. Thursday, August 1 at 9:00 am
  2. Thursday, August 1 at 2:00 pm
  3. Friday, August 2 at 1:00 pm
  4. Friday, August 2 at 5:30 pm

All the meetings will be in the Main Ballroom in the Montecito Clubhouse. There will be a presentation about new information on the bulk cable contracts and how it would be implemented if the Board decides to move forward. There will also be time for anyone to make comments and ask questions. Please try and attend one of the meetings so the Board can hear your questions and comments.

The Town Hall meetings will be Videotaped and will be posted on the Website, so please take some time to view those meetings. The goal for the Board is to gather as much information as possible so the Board can make a responsible and informed decision on how to proceed. To this end we will need everyone’s comments, both pro and con to have a complete picture of the situation and how it affects the HOA.

To this end we will be sending out a survey through the E-Blast system to find out your thoughts on having such a Cable contract. This survey will be available on the website, so anyone can log into the Website and fill out the survey once released.

At this time there are two plans being evaluated, one from Spectrum and one from Frontier. Details of each plan will be explained at the Town Hall meetings. The Committee is still meeting and evaluating the information we have currently received, and we expect more details about each plan over the next two weeks.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Kim Fuller