Go back to the real estate ads quoted in an earlier article. It is very obvious that the golf course, and canals add value to our homes, and community reputation. The neglect does the opposite, as potential buyers come to view properties.
The board is correct in the fact that we don't own the golf course. When the resident asked if resident meetings would be called, beyond laughter at the table, during her various questions, she was offered nothing. When a resident stated that the golf course was part of the PUD, and therefore whatever happened the land would have to be used for recreational purposes, a board members LAUGHED, and said you never knew what money could change. When someone asked if we could buy the golf course, the answer was that that had been tried before, and then the scare tactic - a board member said the assessments would have to go up over $1,200/yr. The resident responded saying it wouldn't require GPA maintenance standards, just decent maintenance.
Once again, your board didn't appear to take the genuine resident concerns into consideration, in answering the questions. Why didn't the board offer to hold open meetings to allow residents to put their interest, and suggestions forward? A rough guess would be that over 60% of members reside on the golf course. Why ignore, and abuse them as they begin to express their concerns? Why not schedule discussion meetings for all residents? I don't live on the golf course, and yet, I believe the value of my home, and all homes in the community are in decline. I would be willing to consider an assessment to buy the golf course. It is depressing to see the amenities here decline.
I am tried of this board's hiding fact, failing to look out for our community, and their twisted, exaggerated estimations of cost. There is time to call meetings, determine whether there is an interest, develop subcommittees to examine costs etc., and potentially wrap the PUD up, under one umbrella, and control, and upgrade Wedgefield's future. A previous administration called meetings, sent petitions, and went to county meetings to stop the last person who tried to break the pud. This community needs to come together, and discuss these issues. If your board won't do the right thing, will you call a meeting?