COME ON FOLKS. ANTE UP.
I know you don’t make a lot of money being on the Board of Directors but you do get the personal satisfaction of being able to do something for your community. Being on the board can satisfy that personal craving you get when you see wrong things being done. So get off the couch and write that letter saying you want to give back, run for the board.
Come to a meeting and voice your concerns. You will feel better for it.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
SPECIAL ELECTION FOR SECRETARY AND MEMBER AT LARGE
THESE TWO POSITIONS WILL END DECEMBER 31, 2014
Please consider contributing to our community by submitting
your name as a candidate for the Board of Directors.
Nominees should include a short biography or list of qualifications
and reasons they would want to be elected. Nominees must be property
owners in good standing and have NO outstanding issues regarding
violations of the POCRRVE CC&R’s and/or By-Laws.
YOUR LETTER WITH INTENT TO RUN AND YOUR BIO
MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY MARCH 28th, 5 PM.
Mail to: POCRRVE
P.O. BOX 1231
ALTO, NM 88312
Here It Is Again
Valentine’s day is again doing it’s thing. An arrow thru the heart (it could be worse, cholesterol clogging your arteries) you find out you don’t really need Viagra after all and short breaths are not caused by emphysema.
Ain’t it wonderful? NOTE THE VALENTINE BABY DANCING. This a modern version of the old Valentine cupid. Good or bad. This kid can rap, do the robot and flip you off. How many of you can do that all at the same time? I used to have great dexterity but no more. I can’t even touch my toes with knees locked. Never could.
Our wish is for each of you feel the power of youth and act accordingly.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
I thought this comment to the blog deserved a front page. This person had the conviction to speak out and let his feelings be expressed. Thank you.
“I have not spoken in awhile, but I feel the time has arrived. It seems to me that the association has fallen on bad times. As we get older it seems that life should become easier and much less stressful. The association needs to look at the other associations that are near by and see if we can learn any thing from them. If the home owners that don’t approve of, what the majority has voted on and passed for the best interests of the people they need to look at how nice this area is. I am proud of where we live and would like to ask one favor of the new board members. Don’t let the association fall apart. I would hate to think of what would happen to this area, I suspect that a lot of us would be looking for other places to live. We live in a beautiful place. Pretty simple. Charles”
BY LAW SAYINGS
Several folks are saying if the bylaws are not valid then the entire election is not valid. There were three sections to the ballot, election of board members, budget and bylaw changes. The “Green Book” bylaw section states that the bylaw changes are to be sent to association members for a sixty day review before the ballot goes out. There is nothing about budget or the election of board members following the same rule.
BY LAW CHANGES
The by law changes you all voted for will not happen. It seems the time limit was violated, the person who sent out the election package did not do it right and the inspection time quoted in the bylaws was not observed. Which means the bylaws you voted for in the election last year did not pass. It is really a shame because not only was time wasted so was money. The person doing the election package wanted to do it all by herself with no one observing and I guess things were overlooked.
JUST HOW WISE ARE WE?
It would seem that the two ladies left on the board have had a 180. They found themselves being treated like they treated me the last half of 2013. After the VP was kicked off the board and the Treasurer quit that left three people on the board of directors. The two ladies did not like me so I was excluded from the many decisions they made and continually out-voted. I would suppose the email was extensive between those two. Might be fun to read. Only one of these women handled the election process and wanted no help. Wonder why? She also had taken over everyone’s job on the board in 2012 and 2013.
I am going to get a lot of crap from this posting but since I am the only one writing on it (yes, we have received comments) I will vent. If you think the ladies are all sunshine and roses you should read the email they sent to various folks. Oh yes, hate mail, threats and no nice letters. One of the ladies said she didn’t know when she had ever hated someone so much as me so she expressed that in an email. Words I can take; they obviously can’t tolerate taking what they dished out for two years. The election of officers was by the book and one cried out but I want to be Tr………. That is pitiful.
Yes, they resigned. We have to have a special election because of the way they quit and that is more than okay. It will probably take three to four months before we have a five member board. However I know the three remaining board members will do things by the book and survive.
I have lost several people I thought were friends but I stand on my own.
Thanks to those who think for themselves and bother to collect the facts.
FIRST BOARD MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Last night the 2014 Board had its first meeting and it went fairly well. There were a few moments of angst but that is normal. One member of the board kept interrupting with comments or motions that were out of order. That is a shame as this person in the past has been a stickler to adhere to the bylaws and do things right. This person was visibly distraught that he/she did not have things going his/her way.
We learned of a new lawsuit brought by Gregg Ward against the POCRRVE and Gigi Dixon. This suit questions the legality of Gigi Dixon to rightfully be on the board of directors. Seems her name is not on the county green bar as a property owner, however, her husband, Richard Dixon, is listed as the property owner. My opinion is that this matter could have been resolved without a lawsuit. Want to know where your money goes? You just found out.
Bertha Randolph, President, handled the meeting well and allowed very little outside comment. This was called a Special Meeting to elect officers and dispatch a few items on the agenda. The regular monthly meeting will be held January 16, 2014 at the Bonito Fire Station on Hwy 220 at 5:45 pm. Be sure to attend.
2014 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors have scheduled two meetings for January 2014. The meeting on January 9 will be a transitional meeting and on January 16 is a regular board meeting. All community members are encouraged to attend both meetings. The meetings will be held at the fire station on Hwy 220.
WHO SHOULD PAY?
Send your comments on who should pay for a recount of the ballots for the last election. It has been said that one of the candidates wants a recount. The general rule of all the HOA’s I surveyed say that the person calling for the recount deposit money with the accountant (price to be determined). If the count differs from the original count the person who put up the money gets it back. If the count stays the same the accountant keeps the money. What say you.