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Enas Yorl & The HOA Board July 19, 2006

Posted by Mitchell in Home, Politics.
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I just attended an HOA board meeting.  An unfortunately rare occurance for me, as I tend to forget about them or can’t go due to a class.  They were appointing another Board Member – the second in as many months.  I was rather concerned since if the board doesn’t have enough active members then the State steps in to take over the management of the HOA and VERY BAD THINGS happen when that happens.  Also, our gates have been standing open for about 3 weeks now and I wanted to find out what the situation was.  Anyway, the new guy was appointed and we went on.  Hmm – things aren’t going so well hereabouts.  The gates were vandalized, and the HOA doesn’t have the money to fix them at the moment.  In fact there’s been a severe, chronic vandalism issues for quite some time and repairs are starting to eat into our reserve funds.  Also not good – if the reserve funds aren’t maintained at a certain level then again the board is disolved and the State steps in.  So, our monthly dues are going to go up again to try and get those back up, while saving money for repairs.  Lots of issues – and solutions are in short supply at the moment.  I gave the board President my business card and told him if he needed any help to give me a call.  It seems there’s another board position available and he asked me if I was interested.  I said that I was and he said he would start e-mailing me stuff tomorrow.  Next month I may be a member of my HOA board.  It should be interesting.

Comments

1. Retired Geezer - July 19, 2006

One of the things I like about Idaho is the *freedom*. I made sure my realtor didn’t waste our time showing us any properties with CC&R’s.

Some people like that sort of thing. I’m of the live and let live school. Yeah, my neighbor has a lot of junk in his yard. But I’ve *used* some of his junk and saved money doing it. I fully realize that probably a majority of people wouldn’t like living next door to a pack rat but I don’t mind.

I hear complaints from clients about being hassled by the HOA about having brown patches in their lawns. They complain about selective enforcement.
It seems like it’s not a fair system.

Enas, does your HOA allow on-street parking?

2. kevlarchick - July 20, 2006

Move out to the sticks Enas. The only HOA we have around here is the neighbors collecting each other’s empty garbage cans if a big wind blows them up the street.

3. Enas Yorl - July 20, 2006

RG, I bought my house after the property values exploded, so I got what I could afford at the time and I had very few good choices in my price range. Our community is a bit different. It’s one of those developments made for maximum house on minimum land. There’s no parking on the streets, because they are too narrow and they have to be clear for firelanes. I’ve heard the horror stories about over-controlling HOA’s but overall this one has been pretty good. Our financial situation is largely due to the gross incompetence of our previous property management company. They are facing lawsuits from several HOA’s in fact. Anyway, I think I can help them (and me) out.

Kevlarchick – I just moved here a year and a half ago! No way I’m moving anytime real soon.

4. elzbth - July 20, 2006

Are there any “sticks” in Las Vegas, anyway? I think the sticks would have to be solid desert.

5. Enas Yorl - July 21, 2006

Yeah Vegas has sticks, but they tend to get swallowed up in new development. Hell, 10 years ago where I’m living now was the sticks, but they’re building like crazy all around me. It will be interesting to see what the place looks like 10 years from now.

6. kevlarchick - July 22, 2006

Stay and fight the man, Enas.

I’ve been hanging loose for a few weeks dear. Any progress or epiphany regarding The Whim? Did you forget about it?

7. Enas Yorl - July 23, 2006

Forgotten? No. Delayed, dithered, deferred and otherwise put-off-iffied? Yes. Sorry about that Chief. But I am determined to get this project started TODAY and finish this week. So, keep checking back – you’ll see something soon!

8. kevlarchick - July 25, 2006

No rush! You can’t rush greatness.

9. elzbth - July 25, 2006

You can, however, give it a nudge.

10. Michael - July 25, 2006

And so, another innocent soul gets sucked into the soul-sickening vortex of Politics.


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