12/24/2021 13 Comments
Why can’t the Homeowners participate in the Annual Candidates Election Forum?
The HOA’s Annual Candidates Election Forum is scheduled on January 8th, 2022 at 2:00 pm.
This will be a Zoom meeting. The Homeowner attendees will not be able to ask questions or have a dialog with any of the Candidates. Any questions for the candidates must be submitted to the HOA before the meeting. A “representative sample of the questions” will be used at the Candidates Election Forum.
This format raises a number of questions?
The Blog would like to know your thoughts.
12/27/2021 04:05:24 pm
Here are my issues with the format of the candidates meeting:
12/28/2021 06:36:49 am
This is ridiculous. Who ever heard of having a candidate forum and not being able to ask them questions. I belong to a club on the East coast and we have a slate of candidates each year. Their bios are published and then there is a gathering to meet and greet with them. We can ask all the questions we want. What are the candidates at the DP afraid of? Not answering a question in sync with what the current members of the board tell them to say.?
1/4/2022 04:53:19 pm
the board has taken away OUR rights to hear the candidates and ask questions. If there are CC&Rs that say someone can't run again, that person can't run again. This should be in person, per that mask ordinance. And everyone should be wearing one except when a candidate speaks.
12/28/2021 06:41:16 am
We are still in a pandemic so a Zoom meeting is warranted.
12/28/2021 08:02:01 am
You are correct Barbara a zoom meeting is the best way. Past years the homeowners were allowed to ask questions of the candidates. We could also submit questions and have them randomly pulled and asked. The board is very secretive and wants the candidates they are supporting to win. We wouldn't want new homeowners on the board with new ideas, would we? No, they would rather have Russ who has had 6 years on the board be reelected. Which by the way is completely against our Desert Princess Bylaws!!! The bylaws say board members have a 2-term limit which equates to 6 years. Which now asks another question. If Russ Holowachuk is willing not to comply with our bylaws, what other rules is he willing to break?
12/27/2021 09:06:19 pm
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12/29/2021 07:01:16 am
Will this ever end? Why can't the board listen to the homeowners request? Communication is a huge issue here!
I am BEYOND SADDENED to just discover that we now cannot do loans using FNMA or Refinance because of the decisions of this current HOA!!!! I am a homeowner AND a Realtor AND a Lender and I need to do a refinance and was just informed I NO LONGER can... This is going to Destroy part of my financial Retirement portfolio in excess of over $200,000!!!! WE need to rise up together as YOU or someone YOU love could be next! This is crazy! What else is being hidden? This is disrupting my career as well as my home and my investment here at DP.
12/30/2021 02:19:30 pm
What specifically has the HOA done to prevent you from re-financing?
1/4/2022 04:51:13 pm
I too was unable to do a re-fi - was notified a couple weeks ago. This is a SERIOUS ISSUE. we need to demand a board meeting that discusses THIS issue specifically and provide us with an explanation. I've been reading posts and emails about this all day. WE owners need answers and we should be VERY concerned. According to an owner/Realtor, it has to do with co-mingling of the HOA and the Country Club. The board, I believe, voted to APPROVE a merger, which a prior respondant says will be the DEATH of DP.....and will kill off any possibility of loans for the future. As a REaltor myself, I can tell you, this will kill our property values, and make it so only investors can buy in here. OH, but even THEY won't buy in here because of the new $350 FEE for EACH rental property that was just approved. We are screwed
1/7/2022 09:52:13 am
Russ Holowachuk Should Withdraw As An HOA Board Candidate. His running is against the
1/9/2022 05:02:11 pm
I asked about myself being able to get onto the Board and was told that I was not allowed to because I had already served two three-year terms. The question I have is - Did I get bad information or are there different rules for different people?
1/17/2022 02:10:22 pm
Bill, you did the honorable thing by inquiring based on your past service. This speaks volumes about your character. There are two sets of rules these days in DP. The fact that Howolachuk is using a weak technicality, undoubtedly reasearched by our lawyers to cling to power, says volumes about HIS character as well. Hopefully the owners will see through this sham and shut him out. He didn't get my vote and I'm urging others to do the same.
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