Somersett United Brief History, Blog Posts, Comments and Editorials

Somersett United
Somersett United

For recent followers and Somersett Homeowners who may not be familiar with the origins of this Somersett United website, a brief history follows.

The Somersett United website was launched in early 2012 by a group of Homeowners concerned with actions being undertaken by the Developer controlled BOD and whether or not these actions were to the benefit of the Developer as opposed to the benefit of Somersett Homeowners. Some of the more significant issues at the time involved the following:

  • Transfer of BOD control from Developer to Homeowners
  • Country Club financial subsidies using SOA assessments
  • Financial reimbursement to the Developer from SOA funds
  • Town Center lot purchase
  • Underfunding of reserves on the part of the Developer
  • AGC Fees
  • Funding responsibility for Common Area construction defects
  • CCR Amendment rollout/voting process and Country Club Purchase and Lease Agreement
  • Lack of communication and transparency on the part of the Developer BOD

Numerous Blog Posts were written by various Somersett United contributors addressing these issues and soliciting Homeowner opinions/comments, pro or con, from our readers.

With the passage of time and election of the all Homeowner BODs, resolution of these controversial issues, some favorable some not in our opinion, are now behind us.  As a result, current postings fall mainly in the reporting of Board and Committee actions, and those submitted by individual Homeowners addressing what they believe to be community issues.  This because the SOA’s community website, although recently updated with some positive features, still falls short in this area. In this regard, SU has long championed the inclusion of detailed bi-monthly BOD and Committee Reports being published on the SOA website.  This to keep homeowners informed as to their considerations, recommendations, decisions, etc., and with the  accepting  of Homeowner comments on such.  Also, inclusion  of a “Homeowner Forum” section  wherein Homeowners can voice their opinions/comments on a variety of community issues.  Perhaps when this is achieved, this website can be retired!

The process for submitting or commenting on a Blog Post and to get automatic notifications of such can be accessed under the “Open Forum” tab.  To date approximately 310 blog posts and 1100 comments have been published on this website.