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NEWS FLASH (FEBRUARY 7, 2015): SAVE YOURSELF $3000


PETER GLOOR DID A LITTLE RESEARCH AND PHONING TO FIND A REPUTABLE CONTRACTOR, KNOWN TO PROVIDE GOOD VALUES IN PAVING. THE CONTRATOR’S WRITTEN BID (BELOW) IS FOR PAVING THAT EQUALS OR EXCEEDS THE BOARD’s SPECIFICATIONS AT APRICE OF ABOUT $130,000. THAT IS LESS THAN HALF THE SPENDING THAT THE BOARD IS ASKING US TO APPROVE THIS MONDAY ($269,000). IT IS ALSO A SAVINGS TO EVERY OWNER OF $3000.


UNLESS YOU HAVE ABOUT $3000 TO THROW AWAY, VOTE NO ON THE BOARD’S PROPOSED PROJECT ON MONDAY. CAN’T GO? JUST CONTACT THIS EMAIL (click here). ALREADY GAVE YES VOTE OR PROXY? IT CAN BE REVERSED .. JUST CONTACT THIS EMAIL (click here).

THE BOARD COULD SAVE EACH OWNER THOUSANDS BY USING ONE OF THESE CONTRACTORS.


SO WHY WON’T THEY?

Why won’t the Board meet with us Owners as they promised (in writing) to answer questions about the project? This Board promised us in writing an Owner Meeting for approval of the project on July 13, then changed their minutes, and cancelled the meeting, obviously to avoid answering difficult questions. Now instead they send us a paper ballot, which (thanks to the Bylaws they pushed through after two “No” votes) is prone to manipulation and fraud.

Why did the Board appoint a paving committee, and then refuse in writing to send the committee any information or allow them to make any recommendations. The Board stated in writing that the three members of the paving committee have no right to see engineering report or bids or to make any recommendations. (I found their contractor for them before I volunteered for the committee.) What are they hiding?

THE PAVING FIASCO:


Why, before a loud-mouth Owner (me) objected and found the contractor for the Board, did the Board twice propose to charge each Owner over $1000 more for this project: This Board asked us to approve $275,000 for paving last October using their chosen paving contractor, Empire (I objected), and then asked us to approve $269,000 in March (I objected). They’ve had one year to get us the best value for our money. I spent an hour in research and got a bid for $164,000 with the contractor Dibble (well over $1000 savings per Owner), which I sent to the Board. See here (click) The Board then hired an engineer (paying him  $20,000 = $450 per Owner) only to conclude I was right after all: They now propose to hire the very paving contractor I found.  However, now they want to pad the project with and extra $19,000 - $425 per Owner for “Overage.”  This Board is not conscientious and willing to waste our money rather than intelligently use a few hours to save each Owner thousands.