Special Meeting on CC&R Vote

Somersett UnitedThe SOA Board of Directors has called for a Special Homeowner Meeting to address the CC&R Ballot measure. Time & location are as follows:

When  –  Thursday, February 20 at 5:30 PM

Where  –  Canyon View Room, The Club @ Town Center

The Meeting Agenda consists of the following items:

  1. Discussion and Approval of CC&R Ballot Confidentiality Issues
  2. Discussion and Approval of CC&R Ballot Opening & Counting Procedures
  3. Possible Opening & Counting of CC&R Ballots

No supplementary information was provided with the meeting announcement.  However, homeowners may address the BOD with their comments/questions (3 minute limit) on the agenda items prior to the BOD discussion.  Also, following the BOD discussions on any related or unrelated topic.

Given the importance of this measure, homeowners are encouraged to attend, engage in the discussions and ask questions you believe need answered

Please put on your calendar!

2 thoughts on “Special Meeting on CC&R Vote

  1. I don’t know what CC&R Ballot Confidentiality Issues are, but I suspect they include the fear among owners that when ballots are hand-delivered to TCTC that there is no guarantee that they are safely handled. Certainly employees need to be given the benefit of any doubt, but having the ballot make its way up to the second floor and into something safer than a cardboard box is not a method that inspires confidence. The solution is to have a locked metal ballot box that owners can drop their ballot into.

    In addition such a ballot box needs to be at the Del Webb Lodge. This would allow Del Webb owners as well as owners near Del Webb, e.g. those living in The Vue or by the 5th and 6th Roundabouts to more easily drop ballots off without having to go all the way down to TCTC. Now as well as going forward more and more owners will hand-deliver rather than pay ever increasing postage as the Association has given up on self-addressed stamped return envelopes.

    How difficult is it to carry out ballot opening and counting? Many of us started doing that with fourth grade class elections. Also, the Election Committee needs to be setting any procedures and not the Board. Why have the Committee if can’t do what such committees normally do. This association can function without heavy top down management.

    NRS 116.31175(6) says “If an official publication contains or will contain any mention of a candidate or BALLOT QUESTION, the official publication must, upon request and without charge, provide equal space to the candidate or a representative of an organization which supports the passage or defeat of the ballot question.” (emphasis added)

    NRS 116.31175(7) says that “If an official publication contains or will contain the views or opinions of the association, the executive board, a community manager or an officer, employee or agent of an association concerning an issue of official interest, the official publication must, upon request and without charge, provide equal space to opposing views and opinions of a unit’s owner, tenant or resident of the common interest community.”

    Somersett United has requested, and is always denied, that its views and opinions be presented to owners in Association official documents, e.g. those from the community manger and letters from the Board.

    The Somersett Board needs to follow the letter and spirit of these two NRS sections in order that all owners can be fully informed on the pros and cons of the current issues at hand, i.e. the proposed CC&R Amendments and the upcoming New Agreement between the Association and the Golf and Country Club as both of these greatly affect owners’ pocketbooks and lifestyles.

  2. I certainly agree with Joe Bower on this issue.

    I also have a question. How long can the Board continue to extend the voting deadline just because they don’t have enough votes to pass the amendment? Doesn’t state law protect us from the loser of a CC&R amendment continually trying to raise more votes. There obviously were not enough homeowners voting for the amendment. That should mean it fails unless there is something in the law or CC&Rs that I have never seen.

    Any thoughts or info?

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