Posted On March 21, 2019
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Among the owners are some of
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September 26, 2013 by davideclayton1
Everyone has a problem and
unfortunately, everyone also has a solution, which creates the biggest problem
of all… nobody getting their solution applied to a problem. When we have major
problems, whether nearly impassable roads or a lake filling with the same chert
we apply to those roads in a feeble attempt to solve that problem, we only make
matters temporarily better but worse and worse in the long run.
Ask the residents on the dirt roads
what to do, apply expensive band-aids time after time, each only a temporary
solution and they want that done. Ask them to be patient while we decide how to
stop this problem, once and for all, and we get anything but support.
As I’ve said at meetings, every single
problem Pinedale has could be solved IF we just had enough money. When we ask
for a “dues” increase, we’re voted down with criticism that we’re stealing,
misapplying or wasting the money they’ve already given us. Agreed that in
the past that may have been true. But new systems have been put into place by
people just like you who were also ripped off by greed, ignorance or outright
theft. We have a real accountant now. We hold open meetings where our financial
reports are examined by people you elected to oversee those things. We
have bonds on those who have access to your money so IF something fishy is
detected with your funds, not only can prosecution be brought but also a claim
can be made to return those funds to you.
Anyone using “They’re all a bunch of
thieves” as an excuse not to contribute effort or not to pay their “dues” is
either misinformed or making an excuse to suit their own purposes, not those of
But how to solve the money problem? How
to solve the roads, lake and other problems?
First of all, lots of work is being
done to add a few By Laws. We need rules to help us prevent some of
these problems. We hope you’ll support that effort. The second thing we intend
to do is stop referring to “dues” as dues. These are and always have been
maintenance fees. Their sole purpose of being collected was so common areas,
the lake, the roads, the office, the Civic Center, the beach, the ball field,
Lollipop Island would have the funds to be maintained… making everyone’s
property values go up, not down.