To: Ole Timer
From: D Allman
To: Ole Timer
From: D Allman
Author : Ole TimerTo Pleased Homeowner, It is good to see some positive post here. It seems that people tend to post when they are not happy. When happy, they must do other things. Sometimes, you get the impression that the Blog shoud be called “The Bitching Post”.
To Won’t post my name:
Enjoy being happy. The increasing fees and dues will eventually sink in and that cleaning of the brush in your circle will go with the cleaning of your bank account!!
Author : Glad your pleased
To Won’t give name:
Glad you are pleased. Sure there are a lot of negative comments on the blog. But it is a “BLOG”.
So while you are trying to make your point please keep in mind No One is FORCED to read the blog.
It is only due to the kind consideration of the host that we have this “blog” to view our opinions!!
Thank You to the “blog providers”.
Author : Vince Forte
To “Won’t dare…..”:
C’mon…yours is a good post of a very positive response to the survey. Perhaps more “positive” comments are what’s needed….alongside the “negative”.
Balance is good….
From: Won’t dare give my name because this is positive
The poa just cleared the land in our “circle”. It looks fabulous. When I called they said this was an area from the survey – too improve the landscape along the roads. So I guess our opinions do count. I for one am very pleased. I suspect that won’t be a popular opinion on the blog but likely shared by the vast majority of the community……now let’s see how the bloggers rip this apart.
Author : michael lefkove
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Author : The Donald
Doesn’t really matter what we post, say or do. Reynolds/Daniels will do what they want to do whenever they want!!
Perfect example is we had no say in what was improved but we are left to pay the bill(s).
We can now add to Death & Taxes and make it “Death, Taxes & Reynolds” to the list of things you have no control of.
Merry Christmas and/or Happy Holiday’s!!
Author : Vince Forte
Geez….it’s been very quiet the past week or so. Is it the holiday malaise? The weather?
Not much to “talk” about”? No concerns? No issues? All is going well?
Surely there are things to share….
Author : Not a good old boy
Might have something to do with the guy wasn’t a “Good old boy”!! Small town and small town politics.
Author : Name Withheld
I too am surprised that there is not a larger spread between the generic and the brand. Not knowing the medication it could be that the brand has only recently gone generic, which if this is the case there is usually a 6-month window before additional generics enter the market causing further price erosion.
In regards to the different pricing, all pharmacies have what they call “zone pricing” and my guess is due to the affluent population here we are in one of the high zones!
Does anyone know why the Greene County Economic Development Manager resigned after 3 or 4 months?
I mean other than the paper sighting “personal reasons”????
Author : The Donald
Thanks for the info. See you have the option to “control your destiny” because you can shop around for better price.
Here at Reynolds you can NOT “control your destiny”. You will pay whatever fees and dues Reynolds tells you to pay. And while you are paying, Reynolds continues to damage the “brand” or reputation by giving away free memberships, dues and club credits that we all end up paying for again and again.
Now, I need some drugs!!
From Ullrich Moser
As I am paying for medication myself, I was SHOCKED when my locally owned pharmacy told me that the price for a specific generic prescription was $112.00. (Incidentally, their brand price would have been $310).
So I checked some other pharmacies in the neighborhood. Same prescription, same quantity:
It pays to shop.
Author : Vince Forte
Author : Fees will kill us all
To Just Wondering:
Your point is very well taken. The fees will continue to climb. But Reynolds keeps on giving away memberships, free dues and club credits that keep driving our prices up!!
After all someone has to pay for all this so Reynolds just uses their personal “ATM” which is you and I.
The more improvements made the more the dues and fees will increase
From: jj obrion
I am still trying to figure out how many property owners are actually not paying the HOA annual fee. I think this directly affects what the increases are. How many members have we lost in the past few years and how many actual dues paying members do we have?
From: Just Wondering
RE: Fees and Dues Increases. Do any of you get the feeling that fees and monthly membership dues increases are just considered “automatic” at this point? That should not be the case, but it is. Yes, I know things have changed regarding dues and membership structures over the years, but I cannot forget that when we first joined, our monthly dues were less than $100.00. Now, a Level 2 membership (Gold), which you cannot reduce, is $346.00 per month, and you can bet there will be an increase announced soon. Of course, that does not include green fees which are around $75.00. For an out of town member that plays golf, lets say for example once a month, that practically amounts to $421.00 a round. (No member already paying $346 a month should have to pay $75 for a round of golf at their own private club, and a more appropriate member fee would result in more member play and revenues, but don’t hold your breath for that to happen.) How long before the Gold dues are $400, $450,
or $500 per month. With the pattern, it’s not far away. Anyway, at some point, maybe sooner than later, these automatic fee increases, when you total up the annual POA fees, the monthly dues, and the greens fees, will reach an amount that will make many members reconsider their long term plans to have a home at RP. And no, it is not that they cannot afford them, it is that they may feel the fees and dues have simply reached an amount that is not worth it anymore and would rather utilize these thousands of dollars otherwise. Bottom line, management needs to stop automatic increases thinking that the members will not or cannot do anything about it.
Greene CO SO: the New Hospital on Hwy 44 is now open. DO NOT go to the old Hospital on Hwy 15.
Author : Let’s be Realistic
The HOA can put a lien on the property so they will get their money one way or another!
From: JJ O’Brian
How many “non-residents” – vacant lot owners, etc don’t pay the HOA assessments? What action can the HOA take to collect the monies? I called the RPOA and got no answers.
Author : In Towner
New mailboxes mentioned were not free….I got one that cost me $50…your vacant lot probably doesn’t have a mailbox so you paid $0
Author : Mushroom
Amazing that all this money (ours & Metlife) is being spent on Reynolds and we have no say in what is done or how much is spent. But yet Reynolds can just keep charging us more!!
And “please” don’t go down that road that we have the BOA or BOG. I have been on those committees and you are nothing more than a pawn.
The previous owners did what they wanted to do and now the “new owners” are following in their footsteps!!
Very very disappointing!!!
Author : Not so satisfied
With regard to the increase in the annual POA fee.
Get used to it folks!! Just wait till the dues letter comes out.
Good luck to us all.
Author : did we ask for the increase in survey response?
Just received my HOA dues update letter. Next to last line states “In addition, we have budgeted to make substantial improvements in our gare security and roadside landscaping as identified in the recent member survey.”
Does this mean our member survey requested additional spending in these areas? Did the survey ask if members were willing to increase fees to accomplish this? If so then we got what we asked for. If not, then is this conveniently spinning survey interpretation to rationize the hoa increase? If so, then suggest members be more specific on future survey feedback and not simply answer the questions but provide additional written comments if disclaimers are needed to avoid misinterpretation as blanket approval to increase spending.
Author : out of town member
Here the BOA Sept Financial report with comments previosly referred to -
“Financials 2013 revenues are running stronger than planned mainly due to an increase in real estate sales and new home construction; expenses are running about 2% below budget. At this point, we are projecting a positive annual outcome.
The current year’s budget does not directly relate to the 2014 required funds. Beginning next year we will separate the operating funds and the reserve funds. If excess monies are available in either fund, they will be carried forward to reduce or contain future assessments or fund special projects.
Several changes have brought the reserve fund administration to one of the “best in class.” Meetings to finalize the 2014 budget and assessments have been scheduled for October.
Such comments would not indicate need for increases would they?
By the way Bill and Satified, our family also benefitted from a ‘free’ lower level membership and have also supported since day one thru monthly dues hoas and by always eating on property and buying merchandise. However, we would have bought without any free membership incentive as we knew it was built in somewhere. And we received no free monthly dues or club credits etc so we were supporting the operations from day one. I agree OP’s choice of words was poor but saw it “in quotes” as just trying to make a philosophical point not as a personal attack on me or anyone else. So I was not offended and think the OP was not referring to Bill or us but rather expressing concern with anyone who pays NEITHER a membership initiation OR monthly dues AND receives club credits on top of that. I can certainly understand and agree with that concern. If that was or is currently true then those people would be gaining benefit and using services without contributing Anything? Do Bill and Satified
find that acceptable?
Kickstaring is a temporary short term promotion like buying a car or consumer item. Really think that some Six Years?!?! of free membership and/or other incentives is ‘kickstarting?’ That long qualifies as a standard business approach or ongoing philosophy to me. And becomes an expectation that is hard to unwind…somewhat like artificially inflated assets via Fed easing…whatt happens when taper comes?
Easy to give away…MUCH Harder to unwind.
Also find it strange that Bill and others git free membership asfar back as 2008, yet it was almost 3 years later in Feb 2011 before we were made aware of LLs and theredore RPs financial distress from MR. How long did they know if incentives were standard part of the deal in ’08?
Maybe these kind of questions are why many hoped for management change when Metlife bought and Daniels came on board to manage. Hard to trust same people are suddenly transparent when they were on board and must have known well before 2011 that deep problems existed and were getting worse.
Author : Missed Best Line
I especially liked the point made just before the increase in dues was dropped on our heads. They impressedly point out that after naming ALL THE IMPROVEMENTS that they have accomplished this last year, THEY DID SO WITHIN BUDGET!!!!!! So if this is the truth then why do they have to increase our dues???? I see that these projects included things like Mailboxes, Street Sealing, and so-called Security. But I only own a vacant lot, so why do I have to pay the same POA Dues as those who benefit from these yearly improvements???? What Mailbox? I was glad to see our dues used to replant the grass at the new entrance so the county could then come and dig it up to lay some more utility lines. God I love government work……….