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SUMMONED

03/13/2024, 1:01 PM

SUMMONED

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Yesterday’s (03/12/24), the Special Road District (SRD) Directors held a “HOA BOD/SRD BOD Meeting” after being summoned by Ranch Manager Judy Lapora.

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Interestingly, Manager Lapora stated: “It’s not a Board meeting though, it’s just a…”

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NOT A HOA BOD MEETING?

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Lapora’s “Invitation Only” email to SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden clearly stated it was a combination “HOA BOD/SRD BOD meeting.”?

SRD Chairman Lynn Breeden sought some clarification and asked: “Is this my meeting?”

 

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Ranch Director Ara Erdekian responded/schooled Breeden on what constitutes a quorum regarding public officials and their meetings.

Erdekian: “You’re a quorum. For two of you to meet publicly, means that we all have to…”

 

SRD Director Ed Thompson commented”. “Its our understanding was that it was called by the HOA in conjunction with…”

Lapora interjected: “We just want to make sure you guys are covering yourselves.”

GOOD ADVICE FROM LAPORA

Ranch President Kari Vickery’s opening remarks: “This is your opportunity to ask the road committee and myself, any questions you might have and we’ll do our best to answer them.”

SRD Chairman read the following OPENING STATEMENT:

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“The Board’s (SRD BOARD) here today to represent the taxpayers of our District. We’re here to continue our fact-finding mission of the relationship between our Board and the HOA. That’s why we’re here.

We did not call this meeting-we’re here to find out what’s going to happen.

That’s all I got to say for right now. It is a Public Meeting. I open the floor to the HOA, to tell me why I’m here.”

 

Breeden passed out copies of the Settlement Agreement for those in attendance.

He told RM the Settlement Agreement discussion was the “primary reason” why he responded to Lapora’s meeting/invitation-summons.

 

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The floor opened and Erdekian kicked into high gear.

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ADMONISHED

After the meeting, President Vickery admonished Ranch Matters for publishing Lapora’s, “Invitation Only” email that included her-Vickery’s email.

 

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I explained the email-record was obtained via an Oregon Public Records request from the SRD-A Government Entity.

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Vickery then turned to Chairman Breeden and admonished him for providing Lapora’s email to our News Service, referring to it as “stirring the pot.”

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