New Country Club Agreement Questions

Somersett UnitedThe SOA Board of Directors (BOD) has solicited questions from home owners on the proposed purchase and amenity agreement with the Somersett Country Club (SGCC), which they will publish on the SOA website ( along with answers.  These can be accessed under the SOA website  LOGIN tab by clicking on the “Frequently Asked Questions List”.  The BOD has currently responded to nine questions with many more outstanding.  For our readers who do not access the SOA website these “FAQ’s” have been reproduced herein and may be accessed by clicking on the following:

Letter of Intent Frequently Asked Questions

Readers are encouraged to access the above and draw their own conclusions as to the answers provided by the BOD.  Also to post any comments related thereto.  If you wish to submit your own questions to the BOD you may do so via email to

Suffice it to say that quoted answers reflect BOD biases and not necessarily those of others or the community at large.  Therefore, they need to be taken with some degree of uncertainty.  SU suspects there are valid counter opinions to the majority of them, which readers are encouraged to express via the “Comment” link to this post.

SU agrees with Mr. Bower’s previous post that equal space be provided for both pro and con statements in Ballot mailings.  Thereby providing homeowners the opportunity to assess opposing viewpoints and vote accordingly.

New Country Club Agreement Vote

Posted by Joe Bower –  Letter sent to the SOA Board on January 27, 2013

Thank you for allowing questions and comments to made by members of the Somersett Owners Association. Here is a suggestion.

Having lived in another HOA that had a very contentious issue facing the community and which was to be resolved by a vote of all association members, I would like to suggest that Somersett follow what was done in that association to help bring the matter of the New Agreement (Association/Golf Club) before all association members in a very informative manner.

  • The Board appointed a committee of 4 anti people and 4 pro people with one board member being the liaison for the committee.
  • The committee’s job was to come up with ten questions that were of concern to all association members.
  • A community meeting was held before the voting took place.
  • At that meeting each side of the committee publicly gave their answers to each of the ten questions.
  • The questions and the answers given by both sides were put into a written document which was mailed to all association members with their ballot.

Also, I don’t know if in the case of the New Agreement the ballot will contain a single Approve/Disapprove question or more than one. If more than one, each needs to be voted upon individually.

Joe Bower, Del Webb Owner & Member SOA