Happy New Year
It is a new year, a new decade, and it must be great because it sounds like a TV show, 2020. If I write a check, do you think the bank will understand what year it is if I just put “1/1/20?” I guess I should write it out, “1/1/2020” to be sure. No matter what year it is, the sunrise is terrific, and people always say hello, what a great place to live.
At the last Board meeting on January 27, the Board selected the cable company that will be presented to the residents for a ballot vote asking permission for the Board to finalize negotiations for a five-year bulk cable contract. This item will be on the same ballot for the election of Board members that will be due April 7. Be sure to look for the ballot in the mail next month and cast your vote.
The Board chose to recommend only one company which, in the best interest of the community, will be put forward for resident approval. The Homeowners do not decide the final contract or the cable company. Instead, the Homeowners give permission for the Board to sign such a contract since it is longer than one year. Our governing documents do not allow for a service contract for more than one year, so we need permission from the homeowners to complete the process if we are going to have a five-year contract with a cable company in the hopes of reducing our cable service costs.
When your ballot arrives, you will have a choice of granting permission to the Board to sign such a five-year contract, or, if you don’t want such a service for five years you would vote no on the measure. Once ballots are tabulated on April 7, if the majority of ballots are favorable, the Board will then finish final negotiations for a five-year contract and will then make the decision to sign such a contract. The Board will make the final decision based on favorable contract terms for our community.
The election for Board members will also be on the ballot. There are three spots open with three people running. Johnny Goodrum, Bruce Marley, and Fera Mostow are all running to serve on the Board. Thanks to every one of them for taking time to volunteer, so please let them know. Although the election is uncontested because only three people are running for three seats, we still need to have the election and receive the minimum number of ballots for the election to be valid. If we don’t reach a quorum, the election would be invalid, and we would have to do it over again at a cost of $10,000.
With two important issues to consider, the Board member election and a bulk cable contract, please be sure to fill out your ballot and send it back. You can also drop off the ballot at each clubhouse. Ballots should be arriving at your home by March 1.
All in all, we have a lot to be thankful for, so don’t ever forget: it doesn’t get any better than this!