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9/13/18, 5:26 PM

Who Is On Your DEED?

At the August 20, 2018, Board of Directors Meeting there was a discussion on what qualifications are required to be classified a Ranch Member.

Specifically former BOD President, David Palmer was asked if Cheryl Keyston (Wife of former BOD Vice President, David Keyston) is a Ranch Member. Palmer stated that he would look into the matter.

Rewind. At the July 16, Regular BOD Meeting, both Palmer and Mr. Keyston stated that Cheryl was a member. However, her name is not on the recorded deed or associated documentation.

Last March in an email to Stephanie Roderick, Palmer stated in part, “…neither the Ranch nor the County has a record for you here on the Ranch and therefore you yourself do not appear to be a member.” Additionally, Palmer stated, “…NOT associated legally to a title, than in fact these individuals are NOT entitled.”

 

In February of 2018, Ranch “resident”, Richard Ewing, married, but not on the title of the martial home, requested transparency from the Association/BOD. Instead, he was offered this response from Palmer. “I would like to note in our bylaws Article II, section 5 as well as Article section IV. These mean you must actually be on the title to be considered a member. With all do respect you are in fact not a member of the Crooked River Ranch Club and Maintenance Association.”
On September 12, 2018, Ewing weighed in on the topic.

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On September 7, 2018, we received an undated letter from former BOD President David Palmer regarding what constitutes a Ranch member, along with an attached letter from Ranch attorney Kevin Harker, dated August 27, 2018.

Harker’s letter was a wonderful example of linguistic gymnastics, tap dancing, as he attempts to provide the Keyston’s with a legal Non-Opinion letter (non-opinion because it does not specifically address the issue of the Keyston’s).

Remove the smoke and mirrors from Harker’s letter and you are left with his summary. “…membership in the Association is determined by the county deed records. If an individual is not listed on the recorded deed, they are not a member of the Association.”

What did this cost the Association?

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