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I don't think it is whining to question the leadership of any organization you are part of. In fact, I think it is every person's responsibility to stay informed and ask questions. Having a difference of opinion or point of view and expressing it is not whining.

I for one, and I know I am not alone, have voted for every assessment increase since we became property owners in 1995. I will again vote for the increase this fall because I see it as necessary to maintain a sound financial base for this community. As I outlined in my previous letter to the editor, I am not convinced that a majority of property owners support the idea of a new community center. Perhaps the POA should consider adding this question to the fall ballot on the assessment increase.

We are currently in a negative reserve position. We do not have the money to pay for this project, which means we would have to go further in debt to finance it. If approved, the assessment increase will improve our cash flow somewhere in the area of two million dollars a year, which would not cover this cost but certainly be helpful.

Again, I don't see this as whining but as asking questions that should be asked.

Mike DeShon

Bella Vista

Editorial on 09/05/2018

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Should we be in debt?
Why are we currently in debt?
As a sole resident I support the POA with over $400 annually. And I am just one resident. I read the POA owns the most vacant property in Bella Vista. This is a sad day when real property owners are scammed into paying more dues per year to support an already failing system.

Posted by: watsonsusanneaolcom

September 6, 2018 at 5:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

POA assessment increases are as phony as the POA Board and any of the Board members, rules and regulations.

The POA is a front for CCI (Cooper Communities, Inc). They (POA) own nothing. The fee increases go toward projects approved and owned by CCI.

One vote by CCI counts 7,000.

I've never voted for a fee increase and never will.

Posted by: hbcark

September 10, 2018 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )