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Can someone update me on the ranch. Have heard today, resort is closing, pool, restaurant, etc. Is this blackmail for our NO VOTES?

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Terlingua Ranch Info

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Re: Terlingua Ranch Info
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2008, 03:08:39 PM »

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August 1, 2008

Due to unfortunate circumstances beyond the control of management and employees, Terlingua Ranch Lodge and the resort facilities will be temporarily closed effective September 2, 2008. Watch this site for news of a grand reopening to occur some time in 2009. Reservations will be honored through Labor Day weekend, although the Bad Rabbit Cafe will close August 10th following the lunch shift. All other services of the resort will close at end of the day August 31st.

To all our friends and regular visitors we extend heartfelt thanks for your past support and we invite you to join us again next year when Terlingua Ranch Lodge and Resort will return, better than ever able to serve you and provide the peace, solitude and hospitality you have come to expect.

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Re: Terlingua Ranch Info
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2008, 05:39:11 PM »
Correct me if I am wrong but I thought part of the problem was the property taxes were not on a per acre or fair market value basis so owners with large tracts paid the same amount as owners with small tracts or were somehow exempt?  Seems like a fundamental tenant of property taxes is that those with the most property ($$ wise) should pay the most taxes.  Maybe I have the facts wrong?  TWWG

It wasn't taxes, but owner's assessments by the association.  The current arrangement has every landowner paying the same flat rate, and if someone owns more than one tract, they pay a single assessment. Thus, if you own a tiny 5 acres you will pay exactly the same as someone who owns two 80 acre tracts. This is an inherently unfair arrangement and it beggars logic how the majority of small tract owners could have let this be changed to their detriment....most likely because they neglected to vote on that change.

The former arrangement provided for a much smaller flat rate and then a per acre charge. Under that system, the more acreage you had, the more you proportionately paid in fees. You can see why the large tract owners would favor a system putting the majority of the fees on the backs of the small tract owners. While fees are always contentious, the former method was far more fair.
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