- The Enterprise
- The Recorder
This letter was sent to the Property Owners Association of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates board members. A copy was sent to The Calvert Recorder.
Congratulations to Travis Scott and the newly elected Property Owners Association of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates board members.
As a member of the Chesapeake Ranch Estates, I am hoping that the occasion of the elections will usher in a renewed sense of responsibility to support and represent the CRE membership. In the last three months of the last term, the POACRE board has not been responsive to its members.
On May 2, two other CRE members and I made a presentation to the board asking it to enforce property protective covenants that the Architectural Review Committee did not enforce. A primary responsibility of the POACRE board is to enforce the property protective covenants to conserve the property values in CRE for all property owners. After our presentations, we were told by the board that the matter would be turned over to POACRE counsel for a determination.
Since May 2, numerous emails and at least one registered letter from another CRE member have been sent to Travis Scott and the board without even the courtesy of an acknowledgment of receipt. In follow-up conversations with POACRE staff, it was indicated to me that some of the correspondence was handed directly to Scott. If we are to believe that members of the board are too busy to respond to a matter involving a primary responsibility of the board, then they should not be volunteering to serve. If a CRE member cannot get some sort of response from the president of the POACRE board, or any member of the board within three monthsí time, then we can only assume that Travis Scott and the board have relinquished representation.
Since the board no longer represents me, I am herein requesting a refund of my annual dues prorated for those days of lapsed representation during the last fiscal period. I am also requesting an additional refund amount prorated for the interim until such time that the board conducts its responsibilities. If the board decides it will now become responsible and responsive, please give me a call and let me know the status of our inquiry. You have my number, and you certainly have my email address. Letís start fresh, and when I do hear from you, I promise to tear up any refund checks you send me.
John Turner, Lusby