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“DICTATOR or DIRECTOR?”

03/31/24, 9:45 PM

“DICTATOR or DIRECTOR?”

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Ranch President Kari Vickery emailed Special Road District (SRD) Director Ed Thompson the following email on 3/28/24:

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“Thank you for sending the meeting minutes to Judy. unfortunately, I feel there are several items that are incorrect or misrepresented. The goal of this meeting was to come together and allow the BOD & SRD to ask questions and discuss any clarifications.

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I hope that in the future the minutes will be documented appropriately, here is a link for you to be able to review and use for reference in the future.

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This is from the Canyon View Special Road District that is posted on the Jefferson County website, this is the appropriate destination for CRR SRD documents, you may want to begin doing so as well.

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I would suggest reaching out to them. Let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help.

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Thank you, Kari Vickery, President CRR C&MA.”

 

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VICKERY DICTATING POLICIES TO A GOVERNMENT BODY?

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The above email was provided to Ranch Matters (RM) after filing a Public Records Request with the SRD.

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SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden believes he fully understands Vickery’s motives, objectives and re-confirmed how blatantly certain Association officials feel they can interfere in the the affairs of the SRD.”

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Breeden:  “Who the HELL is Kari Vickery to tell me,

a public official, how to conduct SRD business.”

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“What is she, a dictator or a director?”

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“I’ve got to question Vickery’s and Ranch Manager Judy Lapora’s sincerity when they asked me to participate in open communication, yet circumvented me, the SRD’s presiding officer, the author of the minutes, by contacting SRD Director/Treasurer Ed Thompson.”

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Breeden continued: “In my opinion, Vickery and Lapora are part of a larger effort to usurp SRD authority and are obviously interfering in public body business.

They’ve both scolded me for complying with Oregon law governing the release of public records.

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In fact, Vickery accused me of ‘stirring the pot’ when I released Judy’s ‘Invitation Only’ email to RM regarding Lapora’s ‘HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING’,

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or should I say,

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secret meeting, she called for on 3/12.”

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“BACK TO THE MINUTES”

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Chairman Breeden spends what little free time he has researching applicable laws, rules and the voluminous Public Meetings/Public Records Manual published by Oregon’s Department of Justice.

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Breeden has reviewed ORS 192.650 that specifically addresses methods of recording and reporting-written minutes of public body meetings.

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He added: “I don’t believe I am obligated to respond to Vickery’s accusations/comments, but I will say I believe the Minutes submitted are an accurate reflection of the meeting.

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Oregon law does not required full transcripts or full recordings of matters discussed SRD meetings.”

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“I would also like to mention that while Vickery chastises our 3/12/24, Meeting Minutes, she failed to submit her Minutes for the same so-called joint HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING.

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Ranch Management requested the meeting and promoted the meeting as a combined HOA BOD/SRD BOD MEETING.

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They posted no Agenda, there wasn’t a quorum and NO MINUTES.”

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“DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO”

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