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LIEN On Me

3/20/23, 1:54 PM

LIEN On Me

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Ranch resident Carol Orr reached out to Ranch Matters (RM) and wanted us to know that she received a letter,

NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LIEN,

against her home regarding

“NONPAYMENT OF FINES.”

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The NOTICE is dated March 3, 2023, is signed by Membership Specialist Kara Burkhart with a deadline of March 31.

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As earlier reported, Ms. Orr has stated she has no intention of paying the FINE re-imposed by Ranch President Kari Vickery on November 7, 2022, until she’s granted “her day in court.”

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Carol Orr stated she’s been unfairly accused of an alleged violation and feels she has a right to openly-publicly, defend herself against what she characterized as a vendetta.

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Orr: “Ranch President Kari Vickery’s Board has ramped up their war against truth, against “LIBERTY & JUSTICE FOR ALL” by threatening to execute a LIEN against my home.”

 

Ms. Orr further stated: “Due to all of the gossip and rumors circling around the Ranch-thanks to the Board of Directors,

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I want to set the record straight about something.

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I’ve Not hired an attorney and I have Not threatened to file a lawsuit. However, I believe that the Board wants to project that narrative to cover their collectives asses.”

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Orr made the above statement, based in part, on what the Board printed in their February 20 Meeting Minutes about her. She feels they are deliberately misleading the homeowners by inferring she has retained an attorney as a means to shut down all discussion related to her controversial case.

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She asked rhetorically-

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“WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF.”

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The subject Minutes: “…Director Jones made a motion that any discussions regarding Carol Orr with Ms. Orr or any other individual be considered a legal matter and referred to the HOA attorney through Ms. Orr’s or the other party’s attorney. The motion was seconded by Secretary Dries and approved unanimously.”

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IRONICALLY

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While Ranch Officials work hard denying residents their First Amendment Rights they hang their hat on invoking the Fifth Amendment-“Protection Against Self-Incrimination.”

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QUICK REPLAY

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At the June 20, 2022, Regular Board Meeting, the CRR/BOD unanimously voted to impose three new dubious, retaliatory and punitive resolutions further restricting targeted homeowners rights. Resolutions 2022-06-20 A, B & C.

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The Board’s passage of the resolutions triggered many questions from several concerned Ranch residents, including Ms. Orr and resident/reporter Pat Kruis from the Madras Pioneer.

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Ms. Orr attended the July 18 CRR/BOD meeting and asked, “WHAT PROTECTS US FROM THEM?”, meaning the BOD.

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Orr’s question triggered a response-out burst, from former Director Richard Ebers. Ebers:

“Will you admit to the public that you told two major lies about me…”. Orr replied that she hadn’t lied and Ebers retorted:

“Well you alleged on Ranch Matters that I took a swing at you.”

Video of Incident

Orr replied: “I never said that” and Ebers blurted

“BULL SHIT.”

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While Orr tried to defend herself former President Bill Burt intervened and said she had her three minutes. The exchange continued and Burt stated:

“DO YOU WANT ME TO FINE YOU?”

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Orr returned to her seat, however, the Board continued to discuss the matter at length including dialoguing with Orr who was now seated.

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*PLEASE SEE  ATTACHED VIDEO-SNIPPET OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATION

Related: “Weaponized Resolutions” published 9/16/22;

“What Protects Us From Them” published 12/4/22

It’s About FINE” published 12/12/22

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At the October 28, 2022,

Candidates Forum,

President Vickery talked to Orr about the pending FINE that was imposed by her predecessors, Bill Burt and Carl Harbour. Vickery suggested Orr submit a “paragraph” requesting the $250.00 FINE be reviewed.

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On November 4, as directed by Vickery, Orr submitted her paragraph/letter with an attached RESOLUTION VIOLATION APPEAL FORM provided by Vickery.

The Form incorporates a YES/ NO REQUEST for an accused to be allowed an opportunity to a hearing, an in-person presentation.

Orr asked for it and it was IGNORED and/or DENIED by Vickery.

Three days later, November 7, Vickery responded to Orr’s November 4 letter. She emails the following: Dear Ms. Orr, Thank you for submitting your letters of appeal for review. During our Executive Session today, November 7, 2022,

I presented your letters of appeal to the entire Board of Directors. We had a thorough discussion regarding the history of the situation and reviewed the information you provided. Upon reconvening Open Session, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to enforce the fine of $250 that had been imposed, due to violation of Resolution 2022-06-20-B on July 17, 2022.”

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On November 16, 2022, RM submitted the following letter to President Vickery:

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CRR President Kari Vickery:

As I’m sure you know, we’ve been following and reporting on the June Resolutions and subsequent fining of former Director Richard Ebers and resident Carol Orr.

According to Carol Orr, at the October 28, 2022, Candidates Forum, you suggested she submit a “paragraph” regarding the review of her fine. As you directed, Ms. Orr submitted her letter dated November 4 along with a “Request for homeowner presentation” where she clearly requested the right to present her defense-presentation in person.

Ms. Orr also asked that you and or the Board review the actual video evidence of the alleged violation that was published on our news sites.

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Would like to give you an opportunity to comment on the following couple of questions:

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Why wasn’t Ms. Orr allowed to present a defense before the Board voted to enforce the $250.00 fine? See attached Resolution Violation Appeal Form, dated November 4 and signed by Carol Orr.

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Did you and or the Board at the November 7 Executive Session Meeting review the video evidence as part of your deliberations?

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Have you and or the Board at anytime looked at the subject video?

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As an aside, there was no violation on “July 17, 2022.”

Thank you,

John Stevens & Dave Stangland

Ranch Matters News Service

jstevens357@yahoo.com

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Following the above RM decided to contact Director Julia Randall.

We asked her if she reviewed the July 18 video evidence along with Orr’s letters.

She confirmed receiving the letters and stated:

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“There was a letter I saw during the first week of August that I’m referring to. 11/7 just reaffirmed what happened in July. We received 2 letters to review from her at the November (Executive Session) meeting. One rambled and one didn’t sound like her.

However, THEY WEREN’T GIVEN ANY WEIGHT...” Randall ends her text by reporting that the Board wasn’t ok with reversing or setting precedent.

Randall didn’t answer whether she watched the subject video and clearly confirmed that the Board reviewed Orr’s evidence that included her request for a in-person hearing.

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As stated above, Vickery ignored-denied Orr’s right to be heard and defend herself.

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Tonight, the Board of Directors will be holding their monthly Regular Meeting and they will start off by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance:

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“…LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”

 

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL-Meaning Freedom & Fairness for ALL?

NOT ON THE RANCH!

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Ranch Matters Staff

John Stevens & Dave Stangland

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