Editor's note: This post was taken from the March 4, 2020 Board Meeting's First Residents' Input Session as stated by your Editor:
"Currently there are two temporary metal containers left over from the builder that probably should have been removed a long time ago. There are no permits for these containers because none was required because they are not considered permanent structures.
Therefore, how is it possible and allowable that a previous board had an improper vote by calling a new permanent shed a “replacement?”
It is not a replacement, because the original items were never permanent structures, were never required to have permits, and are not even part of the blueprints from the original builder.
You are not replacing a permanent structure with another permanent structure because the original structures were never permanent. You are not replacing an original structure that required a permit because it did not. Therefore, it is not a replacement.
By improperly calling it a replacement, which it is not, the Board erroneously mischaracterized the previous temporary containers as permanent permit-required structures which they were not, and then voted to cost this community $130,000.
Our HOA bylaws require that, based on the cost of this item, only our community has the right to vote on this new $130,000 permanent structure, not the Board.
The previous board vote on a new permanent shed in lieu of unpermitted, temporary structures was procedurally improper and should be rescinded immediately.
If that means that the community has to eat $30,000 or whatever has already been spent on this illegal endeavor, while this matter is put on hold because of the improper way it was handled, then at least that’s better than paying another $100,000 of our community money based on an illegal board vote.
The vote today on the shed should only be to rescind the prior illegal board vote. This is a community expense which requires a community vote."
Editor's Note: The following is taken from the synopsis and commentary of the March 4, 2020 Board Meeting when the item was called on the Agenda:
"Item 2: Shed Update. Marion: this will be short. We were structurally approved, zoning approved. The last hurdle is landscaping.
[Editor’s note: see my comments in the First Residents’ Input Session above. This expenditure in the opinion of this News Site is not fiscally responsible and, in any event, should more properly be decided by a community vote.]"