Saturday, October 5, 2013
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
Well I guess my earlier post opining that we, as a community, must decide whether we are a middle class retirement village or a low income housing project has been answered in an unambiguous manner. We are the latter! That does not bode well for our future as a community. If there is a majority belief an additional three dollar per month fee for an innovative upgrade such as wifi is too costly and oppressive for many of our residents, there is little hope we will ever move forward from this point. Notwithstanding the delegates’ decision on this matter, I am equally disturbed at the lack of concern over too many Condominium Boards ignoring UCO’s recommendations and placing renters who are criminals and deadbeats among us. I don’t think that any owners (excluding absentee owners) signed up for such a scenario to exist. But, that is where we are in 2013. Unit values near an all time low; residents who can’t afford an additional three dollars per month on common charges; absentee landlords filling their units with renters who otherwise could not qualify to live here. Where do we go from here? Do we start closing the pools? The clubhouse? Open up a Section 8 office on campus? There are still many good things here in C.V. But, the underpinnings that have kept C.V. safe, clean and a great place to own a unit are quickly eroding. It is truly unfortunate.