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COVER UP

10/19/21, 3:13 PM

COVER UP

Last week we published a story titled, “NO COMMENT” regarding the Vehicle/RV fire on SW Shad Rd. The story focused on CC&R Committee Member Jim Stagl’s outrageous comments on social media about the victims.

Stagl commented: “If we are lucky, it will spread to the whole place. Let it burn.” In another comment Stagl said: “Place is a CCR violation disaster, let it burn.”

Our story also pointed out that Stagl, as a Member of the CC&R Committee violated Policies regarding confidential/sensitive information and asked, was Stagl speaking for the Board of Directors?

WE GOT OUR ANSWER

At last night’s (10/18/21), Crooked River Ranch Board Meeting, Director Ara Erdekian asked the Board if they were going to discuss an email they all received from Ranch resident Carol Orr about Stagl’s “LET IT BURN” comments as a Ranch Official.

Her email discussed confidentiality violations along with Stagl’s “egregious behavior.”

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Ranch President Bill Burt stated in part, “Nothing that was said, in the email in question-I’m not going to address what shouldn’t been said by someone who REPRESENTS THE RANCH, but there was nothing said on there that was considered breaking confidentiality.”

Burt Added, “Anybody can say what they want about a CC&R Violation. You drive by it, you know by looking at it, that it is a CC&R Violation. And, that’s all that was said-that it was a violation.”

“AND, THAT’S ALL THAT WAS SAID”? Not TRUE!

As stated above, Stagl said in just one of his comments, “If we are lucky, it will spread to the whole place. Let it burn.”

Burt and his Board have clearly telegraphed that Stagl’s comments/conduct is acceptable. Their willful failure to police their own reflects negatively on the leadership of the CRR Association.

Interestingly, Burt felt it necessary to cite one small section of the Policy & Procedures Handbook to justify his position. He stated, “The only people offered, confidentiality, are a, you look at the Policy & Procedure Handbook, Section 15, first paragraph-Identity of the complainant will be held confidential-not the person the complaint was made against, but the person who made the complaint-that’s confidentiality.”

Burt neglected to cite from the same Policy Handbook Section 4.11 regarding Ranch Committee Members responsibilities involving confidential and sensitive information. According to the Policy, “Every committee member is responsible for maintaining confidentiality of sensitive or personal information gained due to his or her membership on a committee. This may include information about other Association members, members of the Board, staff or other confidential information gained as a committee member and must be held in the strictest confidence. Failure to do so may result in removal from the committee by action of the committee or the Board.”

President Burt fails to take into account, that there were other people, besides the victims of the RV fire, residing at the residence that CC&R Committee Member Jim Stagl thinks should BURN.

Ranch Matters spoke with Roxanne Burger Wilson, the resident in question and asked her about the alleged violations.

According to Roxanne, She’s been dealing not only with threats from the Association, but additionally with some serious medical issues. She stated after receiving her first letter from the Association she immediately called the Ranch and conveyed her intention to correct any possible violations while at the same time advising them of her medical issues. Apparently, that wasn’t good enough because about a month later she received another more threatening letter-sent to the wrong address, stating in part: “This letter is to inform you that the CC&R Complaint(s) brought against your property have been designated by the Homeowner’s Association BOARD OF DIRECTORS as an open violation.”

Roxanne needed help and she knew the Ranch Association was only interested in enforcing their policies. She finally had to go to her doctor seeking help and received a “hardship” letter. She planned on submitting the hardship letter to Jefferson County asking for a dwelling exclusion but the fire occurred beforehand.

Lastly, she confirmed, since the fire, no Association Official has contacted her.

President Bill Burt, VP Carl Harbour, Secretary Julia Randall, Treasure Jerry Cooper, Director Mike Dries, Director Randy Peterson, Director Monty Riddle, Director Richard Ebers and Director Ara Erdekian,

you are the leaders of the Association.

Allowing CC&R Committee Member Jim Stagl’s conduct to stand unchallenged reflects poorly on your leadership or lack thereof and sends the wrong message-COVER UP.

Ranch Matters Staff