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Cross Creek HOA is at a crossroads

The homeowners association at Cross Creek has lost sight of its purpose, and it is failing. The sole responsibility lies with the residents. We complain endlessly about lawns, sprinklers, roads, but nothing seems to be done. We attend the meetings and the residents complain more. How can we expect anything to get accomplished like this?

The residents are the key to having a successful board. If the board has members who don't really want to do work and want to be a member for their own purposes, things aren't going to get done.

What is important are volunteers who are willing to give their time and participate in the procedures of being on the board. Those who aren't interested in putting in the necessary effort should step aside.

The best HOA boards use a standard parliamentary procedure, and run a very structured, businesslike meeting following the organization's governing documents and the Florida Statutes. The simplest solution may be to bring on different people to the board and have volunteers who are willing to do things the right way.

Richard A. Clissold, New Port Richey

Letters: Volunteer to better your own neighborhood 08/28/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:11pm]
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