Sunday, December 22, 2013

Unit Owners and Residents Protest against the Board, Management, and Contract Services

In recent past weeks, unit owners and residents have gathered to voice their opinions on what many feel have been unfair and unjust practices by our Board of Directors, management, and contract services.  

Some of the concerns and issues of these unit owners and residents include the excessive parking fees, lack of communication and transparency by the Board of Directors.  To compound the problem, poor services and bad attitudes from contract services (chiefly management, security, and maintenance), and the questionable use of our association funds have driven unit owners and residents to finally take a stand.   

In short, people are NOT happy at the Jade Winds.   

Here is what one resident had to say:
Disabled resident speaks truth to power.

Local Spanish media coverage of the protest at Jade Winds: 

Shortly after these events on or about December 18th,  I received this letter (below) via USPS, dated December 13, along with two more copies of the same dated December 10 and 12 respectively, each mailed out in its own metered-envelope at a cost of $0.46 postage each plus envelope and printing costs. Please read it below.

WOW!! The nerve of some people on this BOD and management. The irony here is amazing.  This association, in response to the cries of the unit owners and residents, sends me (and perhaps others) three letters, two pages each, on my dime, signed by an unknown person, without any clear authority and/or capacity to do so, threatening me with what appears to be fines (totaling up to $600 -if I read it correctly) and further legal action arbitrarily based on false claims and allegations which have no merit and basis nor provide me with the opportunity to defend against it.  This is incredible and laughable at best; harassment and tyrannical at worst. It is indicative of one of the major flaws and problems here at the Jade Winds--poor management and communication.

If you received this letter please let it be known with your comments.   

(DISCLAIMER: This is NOT legal advice nor is it intended to be.  This is what I think for myself in response to these letters that I received.)  

On the surface, the letter appears to be a fraud and without merit and/or any due process as required by Florida statute and perhaps the by-laws of the association, which ironically, the association does not have any updated, amended copies available for me to inspect, research, and obtain copies of when recently requested, a violation of the Florida Statute 718.111. (The question of the validity of the recently amended by-laws and the required votes to amend the by-laws is another topic to be discussed soon.)   

However, it is up to you to research it and defend against it if you were sent this letter. Do not take this action by our BOD and/or management lightly.  I will fight this to the end and I am willing to work with anybody else who is looking for facts and evidence to protect your name, home, rights, and interests. 

Just keep in mind that this is the same association which did the following to a unit owner not too long ago. Click below to watch NBC News Report:

Woman Loses Condo Over $200 Balcony Assessment

Beware. Proceed with caution.  We have snakes (and pigs) on the plane. 

So what says you with these recent events?Please share your thoughts and constructive criticism please. Together we can find a resolution and have the community we want and deserve.  

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