CC&R Vote Count Status

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Somersett United

On February 15th the BOD conducted a CC&R Amendment Ballot Count with the following results:

  • Number voting for Approval  – 999
  • Number voting for Disapproval – 483

Not having enough votes to determine the final outcome, voting deadline was extended to April 15, with subsequent voter mailings on the part of the BOD soliciting an approval vote.

On April 25, another ballot count was performed with the following results:

  • Number voting for Approval of the proposed CC&R changes – 1188
  • Number voting for Disapproval – 544

The vote count required to either approve or disapprove the ballot measure is 1240.  Therefore, the voting deadline has been extended to June 13th.  However, given that vote counts will now be conducted on a weekly basis, given the trend, it is possible that the required number of approval votes will be reached earlier.

To date, the BOD ballot mailings calling for an approval vote were disseminated without any opposing viewpoints, as is permitted by Nevada Law and discussed in the previous blog article entitled “The CC&R Circus Continues…”   An owner request for dissemination of opposing viewpoints was made to the BOD on January 24th, and just acted upon on by the BOD at the April 23 meeting.  In this regard, the BOD has agreed to disseminate an opposing viewpoint statement prior to the deadline for ballot submittals.  However, it should be obvious to all that this is a little late in the process to have any impact, and that the required number of approval votes may be received before it is disseminated. One can only speculate as to what the vote count would have been if opposing viewpoints had been disseminated earlier.

This is an important lesson to be learned for future ballot initiatives such as is being proposed for the Country Club Purchase Agreement.  If one has alternative or opposing viewpoints to what is being presented by the BOD, it is imperative that these be disseminated to at the same time as the ballot mailings to give voters a fair look at both sides before submitting their ballots.

With permission of the authors, a CC&R Amendment Opposition Statement, which the BOD has now agreed to disseminate, may be accessed by the following link:

Opposition to Proposed CC&R Amendments