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7/ 21/17 8:22PM
At last Monday’s BOD Meeting, Ranch Manager Judy Lapora informed the residents in attendance, that David Stangland and myself have cost the Homeowners “in excess of $15,000.00,” for legal fees.
Lapora requested payment of $9,284.47, which was approved. She felt it necessary to further discuss additional costs somehow associated with “FY 2015-2016.” but could not or would not provide any specific details on how these alleged charges were accrued. Today-July 21, 2017, we wrote Ranch Manager Lapora the following email at 11:38 am: “We respectfully request a detailed/breakdown copy of all costs supposedly attributed to David Stangland and myself for the FY 2015-2016, as you discussed at our BOD Meeting on 7/17/17. Please provide any and all supporting documentation. Thank you.” At 11:49 am, eleven minutes later, President David Palmer emailed the power billing law firm in Portland the following message: “Good morning, the gentlemen have been told communications are to be in writing via first class mail or at regularly scheduled board meetings. Is there any way we can have them do all future correspondence regarding their difficulties with the association via their attorney and you?” Apparently President Palmer insists on burning up the rest of CRR’s $10K Insurance Deducible, over a simple request.
At 1:39 pm, the attorney emailed President Palmer the following message: “David, Yes. You can say to them they are represented by counsel as is the board and that if they wish to communicate with the board, you request that they do so through counsel.” HOW MUCH DID THIS COST? President Palmer emailed us at 2:35 pm instructing us as follows: “Per our attorney, you have retained legal representation as has the Board. If you wish to now to (sic) communicate with the Board, do so through your counsel. I will be forwarding all future inquiries, comments, etc to the law firm of Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt and our attorney Mr. Ohle.”