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CRIME TIME?

4/16/20

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By Carol Orr

A couple weeks back I submitted a Letter to the Editor, titled,

“Crisis Management”

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Where I asked “WHAT PLAN OR PROGRAM HAS THE RANCH MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS DEVELOPED TO PROTECT THE PROPERTY OF THE RANCH HOMEOWNERS?”

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To date I haven’t heard a peep from any Ranch Official, but did find it interesting that Ranch Member Diane Nunley, emailed “fellow Seniors” yesterday regarding criminal activity on the Ranch, specifically, vandalism-property crimes.

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Ms. Nunley’s email was a recruitment email seeking volunteers tasked with providing security checks around the Heritage House and beyond.

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Diane ends her message with, “If you have any ideas or want to volunteer for a day to check up….”

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I am glad that someone other than myself is thinking about safety and security of the Ranch property owners. However, for reasons only the Ranch Officials know, the safety and security of the homeowners does not appear to be a priority. Why is that?

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WISH I KNEW

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In the past, there have been efforts on the Ranch, volunteer driven, to provide loss prevention services for the homeowners. Programs that would have had policies in place addressing natural and man made crises. These efforts have been dismissed out of hand.

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Even, Jefferson Co. Sheriff Adkins was recently quoted as saying “If things go really bad, the sheriff’s office can’t necessarily be there for these types of crimes.” Adkins added, the Association members need to be self sufficient and develop plans for all Emergencies/Crises.

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Ranch Member, Herb Parker, posted on ND his concerns about recent “Vandalism on the Golf Course.” He pointed out the HOA, the members are ultimately financially responsible.

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It is time, for the Board to wake up and re-visit prevention programs before it is too late.

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I wish to thank both Diane Nunley and Herb Parker for their efforts.

Carol Orr