9/16/22, 2:22 PM
At the June 20, 2022, Regular Board Meeting, the Crooked River Ranch Board of Directors unanimously voted to impose three (3) retaliatory/punitive Resolutions further restricting homeowners rights. 2022-06-20 A, B & C.
Interestingly, President Bill Burt adjourned the meeting to Executive Session without a vote. Further, he failed to state the general nature of the action(s) to be considered in accordance with state law.
There was nothing listed on the Meeting Agenda regarding the Resolutions providing homeowners an opportunity to be properly noticed and there was no discussion or even a suggestion that the Board planned on approving the Resolutions. Additionally, there are no minutes of any earlier Board meetings reflecting the Board’s intent to consider adopting the Resolutions and retaining an attorney to draft the Resolutions.
The Resolutions obviously had been prepared in advance and written by an attorney for them to be signed at the meeting.
As previously reported, certain current and former Ranch Officials have been engaged in an on- going effort to disrupt, discredit, obstruct, harass and silence not only our news reporting, but anybody that questions the Board’s actions and or conduct.
The Board’s passage of the Resolutions triggered many questions from several concerned homeowners, including resident Carol Orr. A Petition Campaign referred to as RESOLUTION REBELLION followed and a demonstration station was established on 43rd & Chinook.
It’s important to note, that many Ranch residents stopped by the demonstration location, asked questions and before signing the Petition, stated they knew nothing about the Resolutions and thanked us for informing them.
As an aside, all three of the Resolutions state: “A copy of this Resolution shall be distributed to all Members.”
DISTRIBUTED TO ALL MEMBERS?
At the July 18th Regular Board Meeting, resident Carol Orr discussed the Resolutions and asked, “What protects us from them?”, meaning the Board.
Orr’s question triggered a response from Director Richard Ebers. He stated: “Will you admit to the public that you told two major lies about me…” Orr replied she hadn’t lied and Ebers retorted, “Well, you alleged on Ranch Matters that I took a swing at you.” Orr replied, “I never said that” and Ebers blurted, “Bull Shit.”
While Orr tried to defend herself President Bill Burt intervened and said she had her 3 minutes. The discussion continued and Burt stated, “Do you want me to FINE you?”
Even after Orr sat down, the Board continued to discuss the matter at length that included dialoguing with her from the audience. VP Carl Harbour weighed in and explained his version of how Board meetings are to be conducted and rules enforced. He told Orr: “Make sure you have your facts right-when you speak…” Director Ara Erdekian stated: “I just want you (Orr) to know, specifically we’ve talked about this for a long time…” He proceeded to explain how the Resolutions applies to both Directors and Members and described them as a “double edge sword.” He told Orr she should be “appreciative” of what they’ve done.
Two weeks later, at the August 1 Work Session Meeting, Orr was FINED $250.00, allegedly over her conduct at the July 18 meeting.
Director Ebers was also FINED $250.00. The Directors made no attempt to consider any relevant information/evidence before rendering their final ruling.
As stated above, there’s been an on-going effort on the part of some current and former Ranch Officials to harass, intimidate and silence anybody that questions the Board’s actions and or conduct.
The Board’s Resolutions have weaponized their ability to target, control and financially punish select members they deem the enemy.