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“WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?”

4/12/23, 4:38 PM

“WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?”

 

Ranch resident Carol Orr contacted Ranch Matters (RM) and wanted us to know that she’s received another letter,

NOTICE OF LIEN FEES ASSESSED,

against her home regarding

“NONPAYMENT OF FINE.”

The NOTICE is dated 4/3/23, signed by Membership Specialist Kara Burkhart with a deadline of April 30, 2023.

In our story, “LIEN ON ME” published on 3/20/23, we reported that Ms. Orr received a

“NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE LIEN,”

dated 3/3/23, from Kara Burkhart with a deadline of March 31.

Carol Orr reiterated that she has no intention of paying the FINE re-imposed by Ranch President Kari Vickery and her Board of Directors, until she’s granted

“Her day in court.”

She believes that if she was allowed to present her in person-defense, the facts would support the case against her being dismissed.

 

Orr: “This bogus FINE and subsequent Lien threat is not just about the July 18, 2022, allegations, which I can prove to be false-

“THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THE STORY.”

On a related note, Orr would like to know why Vickery and her Board of Directors are not only ignoring relevant information/evidence,  but also denying her an opportunity to defend herself in accordance with the governing laws and rules.

“WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF?”

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In our “CLOAK$DAGGER” story published a couple of months ago, we reported that Ranch attorney Kevin Harker has written articles in the past directly related to directors fiduciary duties and loyalties.

“Board members must act in the best interests of the entire membership. This also implies that directors must put their own interests below the interests of the community, even if those interests conflict.”

Directors have a responsibility to act “PRUDENTLY” and act with care and seek advice, as well as seek INFORMATION

“when necessary in order to make informed decisions.”

 

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 65.357(3) notes a director may not be acting in good faith, when ignoring information indicative of failure to comply with Oregon law. Failure of a director(s) to act in good faith can be grounds for a director’s personal liability.

Ranch officials have used and most likely are still using, attorney Harker’s services as their private hired gun to go after targeted Association members deemed the enemy.

 

Vickery’s Board is using Orr’s FINE and subsequent LIEN threat, as a means to silence, control and intimidate not only Orr, but the membership as a whole.

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RANCH MATTERS STAFF

JOHN STEVENS & DAVE STANGLAND

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