ArrowCreek Elections 2016

All ArrowCreek Board candidates believe they are qualified to fill the available positions and guide the future of the ArrowCreek community into a “Best in Class.” There have been postings, flyers, mailers, and verbal communications which have stated or implied various candidate positions which may not be correct. Allegations, innuendos, polarized websites and harsh statements reflect the division of attitudes within ArrowCreek. There are basically two groups of candidates; one group is made up of golf club members and the second is a group of non-club members.

The passion for each group runs deep and as a result some homeowners have chosen to demonstrate their individual freedom of speech and voice their personal opinions which may be independent of their respective candidates’ position. This has created confusion, distrust and editorials questioning candidates’ integrity, most of which do not deserve a response. To make it clear, we had no influence over the BFA post cards. The question at hand is – which candidates will provide the viable leadership for ArrowCreek’s future? The past ArrowCreek election demonstrated the community’s concern for uncertain financial liabilities and impact on future home prices. Previous Board members did not have the insight of how their actions or perceived positions created the divisiveness within the community. Past performance demonstrates their positions on various issues which is a reasonable concern in the current election.

The upcoming strategic plan will provide fresh updated data for planning the future of ArrowCreek. New board members are an attribute to ArrowCreek. Their unbiased positions and concerns for setting a path is a asset for ArrowCreek to reach its potential as a premier community. This includes working with the Club and Community at large to remove barriers and create a common set of objectives, with the potential result being stable or hopefully improved home prices. Wounds and feelings run deep. Community members with Board leadership must be willing to recognize the need to set aside the bitterness and implement a plan that will reflect a quality of life for all ArrowCreek residents to enjoy.

The slate of Roger Sheppard, Ron Duncan and Carlos Mejia Jr appreciate your support and vote. We are committed to representing the best interests of our ArrowCreek Community.

Roger, Ron & Carlos

P.S. This doc has been sent to ACT for posting on their website in response to their concerns.

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7 Responses to ArrowCreek Elections 2016

  1. paulwburkett says:

    Thank you for posting a very positive and important strategic plan commentary that the current Board members Bob Kirtley, Joyce Seelen, Charlie Dickinson, Alan Liebman, Bob McDonald, and John Krisch 100% supported and funded.

    “The upcoming strategic plan will provide fresh updated data for planning the future of ArrowCreek. New board members are an attribute to ArrowCreek. Their unbiased positions and concerns for setting a path is a asset for ArrowCreek to reach its potential as a premier community. This includes working with the Club and Community at large to remove barriers and create a common set of objectives, with the potential result being stable or hopefully improved home prices. Wounds and feelings run deep. Community members with Board leadership must be willing to recognize the need to set aside the bitterness and implement a plan that will reflect a quality of life for all ArrowCreek residents to enjoy.”

    I am glad to read that you now actively support the above policy established by the current Board of Directors. That means we have four solid supporters for this project running for election – Mr. Duncan, Mr. Liebman, Ms, Seelen, and Mr. Krisch based upon current and past actions. It is time for the other candidates to make strong individual statements of support for this launched community project. The Community is looking for leaders that can support and see this project to completion. Therefore, I ask Ms. Rakusin, Mr. Sheppard, and Mr. Mejia, Jr. to make individual and supportive statements about this important community project.

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    • Ron Duncan says:

      Paul,
      Reading the message crafted above you will see that Roger Sheppard and Carlos Mejia are also signatories and support this effort. Why that’s been so difficult to see is a true puzzlement.
      There are other significant issues coming in this new year and why the candidates have not focused on them is also puzzling. Water rights (TMWA audit), Governing Documents update, and ACHOA/FOA working agreements to name three beyond the strategic plan.
      I strongly believe that the engineering and negotiation expertise of Ron Duncan, Roger Sheppard and Carlos Mejia make them better qualified to deal with these issues than the incumbent slate of nominees.
      Ron Duncan

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      • paulwburkett says:

        Ron, Direct statements written by and signed by these individuals is what I want to see. They have been riding on your coattails. I know what you stand for but I do not see independent thinking potential community leaders at this time. I do not like blind followers. I want leaders to bring this community forward. There silence speaks volumes and that is unacceptable to me and several others in the community.

        Let them speak Ron.

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        • Ron Duncan says:

          Paul,
          Actually the article was written by them and I merely endorsed it. Individual statements, when people agree on a course of action just clog up the airwaves. I would also opine that the strategic plan is certainly long over due but the much bigger issue that the ACHOA Board will face is the discussion of our water rights. I re-iterate that Roger, Carlos and I are better qualified to deal with that issue than any of the other candidates.
          Ron 🙂

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          • paulwburkett says:

            Thank you for the update on the authors to the information piece Ron. Why are you informing me when Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Mejia, Jr. should be making this statement. It is also interesting Ron that most communications about the three of you are written by you with no commentary or acknowledgement by Mr. Sheppard and Mr. Mejia, Jr. They still look and act as potential silent Community Leaders that are not independent thinkers that we require in the ACHOA Governance positions.

            As for your and their expertise concerning the Truckee Meadows Water District, none of your backgrounds run to being an attorney or water law expert. The Original Water Agreement was signed between Washoe County and the Developer. The ArrowCreek Homeowners Association, Inc, was not a signatory to the agreement. The Agreement when transferred to Truckee Meadows Water Authority does not apply to the ACHOA. The current assertions by Truckee Meadows Water Authority that they think may apply at best are bogus.

            Therefore, the ACHOA Board will need to hire and attorney with water rights expertise to work through the issues being raised by Truckee Meadows Water Authority. The hiring of legal expertise is a normal practice for the Board and as such, it does not matter who is on the Board since legal counsel will be giving the direction needed. All Candidates for the Board are qualified to handle this issue with legal guidance contrary to your assertion.

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  2. Connie Ghysels says:

    Thank you McDonnell’s for your reply and disclaimer about the postcards. It is unbelievable that some in our community are still split over the golf course and of all things pickle ball.
    But it also seems there is an issue about those of us that belong to TCAAC that serve on the Board and HOA Committees. We are also residents of ArrowCreek. There are many talented and accomplished people volunteering to serve our diverse community. The fact that one belongs to TCAAC and serves on an HOA committee does not imply bias or a conflict of interest.

    I joined the HOA Social Committee to help bring the Club people, the CNA and the rest of the community back together. The Social Committee is an enthusiastic, positive and creative group. We have created gatherings that have brought together people with like interests and successfully revitalized the Halloween Kids’s party. We did months of research to come our unanimous decision to recommend to the HOA Board of directors that they convert one tennis court to 4 pickle ball courts. We are on a roll and want to create a community that is a friendly home to the swimmers, work out enthusiasts, bikers, hikers , walkers, tennis and pickleball players, gourmet cooks, golfers, to those that live here, go to work everyday and those that just want good roads and aestically pleasing landscape.
    Our current Board of Directors has non members and members of TCAAC; as as far as I can see, we are working together toward a harmonious community. TCAAC is an asset, in my opinion, to our community that residents have and can support by joining if they so chose. I appreciate the partnership of TCAAC with HOA events and ArrowCreek Art Guild’s Artown event.

    It doesn’t really matter if you call ArrowCreek a gated, a country club, a golf course or an art community, just as long as it is known as a friendly community.
    Connie Ghysels

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  3. Margaret McConnell says:

    Thank you for this posting. We signed a letter at the beginning of the ArrowCreek election that supported the election of Roger Sheppard, Carlos Meija, and Ron Duncan. We stand by that letter supporting these 3 fine gentlemen and believe they would represent all AC residents in a fair and unbiased manner. We, as members of the Concerned Neighbors of AC, (CNA) have had absolutely nothing to do with the 2 recently sent postcards from the Better Friends of AC (BFA). The author/sponsor of these cards apparently chooses to take no responsibility for his messages and is hiding behind the CNA group. We repeat, we do not endorse, believe or support the messages sent to AC residents in the past week.

    Margaret and Don McConnell

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