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CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING: Monday (11/7/22),

11/12/22, 2:33 PM

CRR/BOD WORK SESSION MEETING

Last Monday’s (11/7/22), meeting started at 10:05 AM and ended at 11:35 AM.

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The following Directors in attendance: President Kari Vickery, VP Ara Erdekian, Secretary Mike Dries, Treasurer Randy Peterson, Julia Randall, Sheryl Jones and Sarah Woolverton.

Ranch Manager Judy Lapora and Karen Atwood participated.

Jefferson County Commissioner Mae Huston attended, but left early.

 

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Newly appointed Directors Robert Beveridge and Daniel Lowe read the Oath of Office and took their seats with the Board.

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SOME HIGHLIGHTS:

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The Alternative Funding Committee Charter (AFCC) was unanimous approved after several changes were made. The Charter was presented/explained by Director Jones.

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AFCC’s MISSION STATEMENT:

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“The MISSION of THE ALTERNATIVE FUNDING COMMITTEE of the CROOKED RIVER RANCH CLUB & MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATION is to support the EMOTIONAL, intellectual and recreational well-being of all its community members, by creating a reliable non-revenue funding stream to be used for programs and services that promote the preservation and betterment of the Ranch and its residents. To aid in ensuring the safe, secure, and clean-living environment; and by promoting the continuing improvement of the safety, quality of life and property values for all Ranch Residents.”

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PURPOSE OF AFCC INCLUDES FOUR POINTS-WE COVERED ONE AND TWO

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1: “To develop a structured approach to building a reliable, alternative, non-fee-related source of funds that will be used to promote the common HEALTH, PHYSICAL and MENTAL WELFARE, and SAFETY of the residents of the Crooked River ranch community.”

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2: “Focus is on identifying and submitting applications to alternative funding opportunities. Alternative, non-fee-related funds include money, items of value, or the donation of services received from sources unrelated to regular or special assessments, fees, FINES, or interest paid by Members of the Association; Funds received may be used alone or combined with other funding sources to achieve greater results and benefits for the Crooked River Ranch Club and Maintenance Association community.”

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Karen Atwood opened up a can of worms over her request to make a Neighbor Helping Neighbor (NHN) Policy change.

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After a motion was made to approve Atwood’s request, VP Erdekian weighed in.

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He acknowledged that donated money is from Ranch residents, but feels if a resident receives financial help they shouldn’t be allowed to vote. He stated; “One of the problems I have and consistently vote against, is that I’m just not interested in the money that I’m donating to pay for someone else to have a right to vote…” “I just consistently vote against paying off in the entirety, someone’s dues.”

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Erdekian suggested those in need-the recipients of NHN funds, volunteer their time.

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Atwood responded and tried to explain to Erdekian the financial difficulties many residents face in these trying times and how she assess applicants. She stated:

“I will not, ask certain people to go and donate some time when I can’t ask somebody else to do that-I just won’t. Do you want somebody else to take over?”

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Erdekian replied: “No, this is not an attack on you.”

Erdekian’s comments triggered a lively debate amongst the Directors. President Vickery stated:

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“This is not Crooked River Ranch Homeowners Association money, this is community money.”

Erdekian continued pushing his points and the (bad) financial choices people make. Director Peterson responded:

“I would just like to say, that, its not all due to bad choices, there’s bad luck…”

Director Woolverton conveyed her personal experience with cancer several years ago. She stated:

“I had two forms of cancer and I’m 31. I went through a medical bankruptcy 10 years ago. I was working 60 hour weeks. I could not pay anything and it was not because I wasn’t working hard, it wasn’t because of anything, it was because I had f***ing cancer, sorry excuse my language…”

Ranch Manager Judy Lapora provided some NHN historical background that included the dangers of a small delinquency, $300.00 for example, converting into $3,000.00, if turned over to collections.

The NHN policy change was approved by all of the Directors with the exception of Erdekian.

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President Vickery adjourned the meeting to Executive Session.

She was asked the purpose and replied: “OUTSTANDING RANCH MATTERS.”

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Ranch Matters Staff