Wednesday May 4, 2016
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I give up. I wrote two responses to you, Tom, and managed to lose them both before I could post them!
In a nutshell, if lot owners are upset because some Board officer is on his or her high horse, they should make sure he/she is not re-elected. Run themselves. Get involved and change the way things are managed if they are unhappy. Do what is right! Take a turn on the Board, take on some responsibility for your community.
I think you understand what I am saying. ; )
Pat, I do not know the lady to whom you refer nor when she built her home in CP, but to not read governing docs of your HOA is terribly unwise. The governing documents of an HOA can only be changed by whatever mechanism is in the governing documents. Owners can't change something by a majority vote and move on - unless that is what their HOA docs say. The documents have to be legally changed/notarized per the existing docs and recorded. Plants are all over decks in CP, so - as I said before - your friend is mistaken. Also, ARS requires documents are given to a prospective buyer. I believe the title company usually handles it. If the prospective buyer hasn't yet made an offer they can still ask for and review them. HOAs get a bad rap because lot buyers don't do the right thing & read prior to purchase.
I've headed up an HOA. I get tired of people bashing them. It can be a big pain when folks think they are special and don't have to follow what they signed up to follow.. As long as the Board follows (a) the law/AZ Revised Statutes and (b) CC&RS and (c) your town or city's codes, all is well. If people do not want to follow CC&Rs and Rules & Regs, etc., they should not purchase a home in an HOA community. It is really that simple. Before you purchase a home with an HOA, READ the governing documents you are given!!! They're recorded by the County and online.
The lady who said you cannot have deck planters at CP is 100% wrong. She can and I do.
If you are offended that you have to stop at the gate and give security your name and your friend's name, and you do not care for the neighborhood, then you are right to stay away.
These studies and plans have been going on for years. They pretty much have all said the same thing. TOP never seems to move forward with any of the advice - start with Main Street - they have been given over the years. I hope something actually happens, but won't hold my breath.
And if you think TOP staff will be overwhelmed, then add a couple of people! Stimulate the economy with a couple of decent jobs. Isn't that the idea?
Pat, I know women who dealt with it, didn't regret it, and went on with their lives.
Abortion is a legal medical procedure. That said, how anyone can think it is an idle, devil-may-care decision, whatever the reason, is beyond me.
But like I said, it is legal - and none of anyone's business except the parent(s) and the doctor.
And why it is 55 mph for a couple miles between Payson and Star Valley? Just because it always has been? Seems as though it should be lower with the traffic on that stretch now.
No one proofreads anymore. Very annoying.
It's Fredonia. Not "Fedonia."
Also, the top 4 rankings in the article don't match the chart! So, which is correct?!
I am aware of your history in the area, Pat.
I am not referring to the owner of The Oxbow at all. I am referring to the Town and Gila County voters. Stories easily found by searching the Payson Roundup archives.
I agree that the Oxbow would be a great draw, as was the Winchester years ago.
Scott, they could have had nice county courthouse and facilities on Main if the voters had not gone against it. People coming to use/work/appear could have helped energize the area.
Some of us like junky buildings. All Payson has is the tourism industry and those can be a draw. Refurbishing historic buildings takes vision and money and Town assistance. Unfortunately, it seems not much of that right now.
Are you kidding me?! This would have been done and Main Street on its way if voters had the foresight to do this about 8-9 years ago! Seems like in Payson everything old becomes new again. Like the Main Street "study" about fixing up the area near the Oxbow first. There are probably several studies buried deep in the Town's file drawers saying the same things over and over and over and...
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