[Clarification - Westside Treasurer Dale Erickson informs The Times that we made an error in our reporting on the Tuesday, August 27 meeting of the Seven Lakes West Landowners Association.
We reported that the Association would be discontinuing the monthly payment option for dues. Erickson tells us this is wrong on two counts: first, because no decision has been made, and, second, because he is recommending not the discontinuation of the monthly payment option, but only the discontinuation of the coupon books currently used to make monthly payments. Monthly payments would still be accepted -- if the Board adopts Erickson's recommendations -- but they would be handled through a direct debit of the landowner's bank account. Any decision on changing the payment structure would not be effective until the next fiscal year, which begins on May 1, 2014.
The Times regrets the error.
Here's a clarification that Erickson posted on the Westside website:
During the August 27, General Session, Treasurer Erickson presented the Seven Lakes West July Financials in a PowerPoint format. A portion of Erickson's presentation was a review of delinquent fees, and he stated "Delinquent property owners create additional administrative costs and hinder our cash-low process. Next fiscal year a revised and simplified system is being considered and which may consist of a) Pay lump sum, or be) Monthly bank direct debit."
The PowerPoint presentation authored by Treasurer Erickson is available for review on our web site.
The Seven Lakes Times apparently misquoted the Erickson presentation, as he spoke from the PowerPoint slide (which is documented on the web site), and he did not say that a decision had been made in any fashion.
However, the motivation for the "Delinquent Fee" portion of the presentation is the fact that our annual costs of coupon books is approximately $3,500.00, and that, on a monthly basis, almost 200 landowners are over 30 days delinquent, and follow-up administrative costs are incurred. This is what Treasurer Erickson feels is unacceptable, and some changes are in order.]
Nancy Workman will serve out the unexpired term of Seven Lakes West Landowners Association [SLWLA] Director Rosemary Weber. Weber’s resignation was announced, and Workman’s appointment unanimously approved, by the Westside Board during its Tuesday, August 27 regular meeting.
Weber’s husband, Ron Weber, died on July 28.
SLWLA President Jack Stevens praised Weber’s work as Director in charge of recreation. Weber and her committee have been responsible for planning and hosting a wide variety of family-friendly events for the Westside community.
Weber’s term was slated to end in March 2014, so her resignation created a short term opening on the Board of Directors.
“The nominating committee has met and discussed several excellent candidates at this time,” Director Ed Cockman reported, recommending resident Workman. “Nancy has had a long standing history in our community. She has many years of experience running her own business.”
The board vote unanimously in favor of Workman, who took her new director’s seat for the remainder of the meeting.
The Board voted early in the year to reduce the number of Directors from nine to seven. Duties of both the Recreation Director and the Safety and Security Director will be turned over to CAS staff. Workman will oversee the reorganization of events planning and work with CAS Manager Jeannette Mendence in defining responsibilities for community events and amenities.