21 November 2016
The witches of the club were truly busy concocting ‘stories’ of the evil my candidacy brings to the ACHOA Board this past weekend. Hopefully the below truths will blow away their evil spirits.
First Truth: I am NOT nor have I ever been, nor will I ever be the Web Master of arrowcreek411. I submit articles, just like everyone else, and the web master adjudicates whether or not they are worthy of ArrowCreek COMMUNITY attention.
Second Truth: The CNA logo, of people connecting to people, was first used, and developed by CNA, on a mailing in January 2015. Long before there was a glimmer of an outfit known as ACT. So, it would appear that the ACT organization lacks the creative flair to put something unique in front of the community.
Third Truth: I have absolutely advocated for people with time and interest to join The Club at ArrowCreek or become an investor in the Friends of ArrowCreek. At the bottom of my monthly articles there is a statement of that fact. See A Community with Two Personalities – October 18 2016 Property Value Update from Washoe County Assessor Records. Each month has links at the bottom for all the previous months.
Fourth Truth: I have never advocated for an increase in our home owner dues. I have indeed made observations and suggestions regarding our budget priorities and the fact that the appropriate committees continue to use ‘surplus funds’ from one year to cover shortfalls in the coming year. At some point you run out of such funds and are forced to raise dues. Is it a disservice for the postponement?
Fifth Truth: The ‘vision’ I have advocated aligns with the original developer’s vision, which is still in force in our community. Is it outdated? The recently commissioned Strategic Plan Study, that was proposed by members of CNA via the Administrative Committee and adopted by the ACHOA Board of Directors, will determine if that ‘plan’ is outdated or should be updated to reflect current community interests. I fully support that process.
Sixth Truth: ArrowCreek consists of 1086 lots, PERIOD. About one-third of those lots lie on the periphery of the Non-residential area, a.k.a. the ArrowCreek Golf Course. In addition, about 20 to 25 percent of the owners of ArrowCreek lots belong, are dues paying members, of The Golf Club. That certainly does not constitute a majority of the owners. It does imply that, like the study done by the ACHOA Board of Directors a year and a half ago, the majority of owners do not consider ArrowCreek to be a ‘golf community.’ I am one who believes in the majority rules concept and further believe that it hurts our community values to narrowly focus on one aspect of the community over others.
So, if there are other areas that need to have the light of day shed upon them to banish conjured ghosts and goblins. PLEASE LET ME KNOW!