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Part 3: In case you don’t think this is enough evidence

This is the third, and final, part of my 6/6/18 email to the NRED Chief Investigator and Ombudsman to clarify NRED’s process for ensuring that 1. the rights of homeowners in HOAs are protected, 2. Nevada statutes are uniformly enforced, and 3. Board members or agents suffer consequences if they fail to act as fiduciaries. …

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If they had only known… Part 3

Owners pay a high price for Board ignorance Basic ground rules the Board must learn by heart Association exists to serve the owners. Board exists to speak for the owners. Board may hire agents to act on behalf of owners. Association does not exist to serve the Board or management. Owners pay even when the …

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SCA Board officer selection orchestrated again

Officer elections over in a flash No competition No owner input No surprise No hope  President            Bob Burch Vice president   Rex Weddle Secretary           Candace Karrow Treasurer           Forrest Quinn Why was last year’s officer election so bitter? Simple answer. I committed the ultimate …

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Being serviced by SCA attorneys is painful and pricey

This is the second blog in a series about lessons learned at the April 26 Board meeting. Lesson 2- When we don’t get what we paid for, we should send it back. This blog is about how it is always “lose-lose” when the SCA Board abdicates to attorneys instead of being guided by: common sense, …

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Board meeting as self-serving bully pulpit

Lesson 1 from April 26 BOD meeting “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”                                             -Mark Twain Blame the bloggers At …

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Legal fees beget more legal fees – $80,000 in two months!!!

Giving attorneys a blank check = bad idea In the first two months of the fiscal year, SCA’s spending $79,760 for legal services. Attorneys have burned through 40% of the $195,000 budget for the whole year. Had the 2018 budget not be more than doubled from the 2017 level, the burn rate would have been a …

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Telling lies, ruining lives

“As I understand it, Ms. Tobin was prevented from running for the Board not because she has opinions that are critical of the Board and SCA management, but ONLY because she is involved in litigation against SCA from which she might stand to gain a financial benefit.” -David Berman Poppycock. My unlawful removal from the …

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Who gets to decide who is eligible to serve on the Board?

Who authorized the Clarkson Law Group to block me from running for the Board? Not the law. Not NRED. Not the SCA Board. I believe Adam Clarkson and his whole Law Group should be re-trained to better understand who their client is. No Association attorney has legal decision-making authority to control who is eligible to …

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Surprise! SCA attorney makes SCA membership pay to lose their voice!

What happened? As I told you last week, I timely filed my application to be a candidate for the Board. Although I meet the legal requirements to be a candidate, two hours after the closing bell for applications, I received a 43-page document entitled “Notice of Ineligibility“, generated by the Clarkson Law Group @$325/hour to …

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