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Due to cut backs and slow season income, Terlingua Ranch Resort is closed temporarily. Hopefully to re open in the fall. No lodge. No cabins. No restaurant. No music. No pool, no showers. Wah
Gotta teach them bad land owners a lesson when they dare vote against POA assessments/maintenance fees...
Quote from: SHANEA on August 06, 2008, 02:55:43 PMGotta teach them bad land owners a lesson when they dare vote against POA assessments/maintenance fees... Well, since the POA has voted down the proposed changes, thus cutting off the ability of the leadership to further raise the fees, how would the economic reality of a forcibly limited budget be construed as retaliation?
The budget isn't that limited now.
That's why the POA has a big deficit,
Our General Manager doesn't stay within her budget. kmck
Quote from: kmck on August 07, 2008, 06:08:20 AMThe budget isn't that limited now.QuoteThat's why the POA has a big deficit,QuoteOur General Manager doesn't stay within her budget. kmck How does your description not fit my earlier statement--'how would the economic reality of a forcibly limited budget be construed as retaliation?' A 'budget' is not expansive desires and profligate spending, with bailouts by the owners (the federal model does not work elsewhere). If they have a 'big deficit' and the manager doesn't 'stay within her budget' then there is no budget and economic reality is that regardless of what they put on paper the effect with the failure to convince the members to authorize unlimited fees is they certainly now ARE forcibly limited because there ain't no more money gonna be coming in by tapping the cash cow.The leadership had been lulled into thinking they could pull this off since prior such actions were successful. They weren't prepared for, nor expecting, a revolt by the folks footing the bill and will not be able to further obligate funds while depending on future income. I'm sure the leadership is dumbfounded it didn't work out like they thought it would and now they are left wondering how to preserve their domain (most especially their income). The first logical cut was to turn off the historical money losers like the lodge and associated infrastructure. Such are the dangers of both not appreciating where the money comes from and losing touch with reality. You might say this model could be applied successfully at various levels of government if enough folks would decide they are not being adequately represented/served by the people in office.
I think we're saying the same thing.
Just don't get involved in politics unless you like to debate issues all day long. kmck
Just how much are the HOA dues?? I would not think they are very high considering location.
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