Clubhouse work done at bad time | July 11 letter
Renovation helps Timber Oaks
We did not close the clubhouse until after the June 15 board of directors meeting. The air conditioning work began in April. Due to the condition of the system and the discovery of mold, a section of the clubhouse was properly closed off and secured. This removal was accomplished during the weekend when the clubhouse was less active.
The writer is incorrect about the funeral arrangement. This was a family decision. No funeral service has ever been conducted in the auditorium. The association is distressed at the loss of a wonderful, reasonable and understanding man. The association will celebrate his life in a respectful manner.
The renovation of the clubhouse is beneficial and a valuable uplift to a community that lost its golf course and property value to hard times. The majority of our residents are not unhappy for the minor inconvenience of closing the clubhouse to bring it up to date. Not all the amenities have been curtailed. The clubhouse pool, bocce, tennis courts, shuffleboard and parks are still open for the homeowners to enjoy.
I am sure most residents will be glad the association is run as a community, commodity and well-run business. All the decisions are made by the board of directors collectively.
Being a part of a solution and not the problem is an indication of truly caring for the community.
Josie E. Betancourt
Association management specialist, Timber Oaks
Handicap sticker misused at times
I'm quite surprised at two letter writers who defended the man who parked in a handicap space and then went in and used the treadmill for 15 minutes. Their supposition is that he may have had a handicap that wasn't readily apparent. If he can walk on a treadmill for 15 minutes, he can park one, two or more spaces away and still walk into the health club.
Please, handicap parking is for those that need it. The person who uses a walker needs that space, not the guy who uses a treadmill. At the club there are members who truly need the space (a wheelchair bound paraplegic, a gentleman with a walker who has a truly tough time moving; both come in to do upper body exercises). Too many people think their handicap sticker, granted for whatever reason, gives them carte blanche to use the space.
After serious surgery, my father was given a handicap sticker but refused to use it. He needed the exercise and thought it rude to take the space from someone who had a need.
Kirk Williams, Hudson