Aug. 24: Letters to the editor

Revision needed for high-speed internet proposal

In my opinion the high-speed internet proposal needs revision because it requires the members of the Association to sign a blank check.

Association Manager, Bob Hall’s recent explanation of the proposal stated, “… any shortfall in cash flows would be funded by ongoing assessments.” The assumption is that this plan will be financially successful. What if it isn’t? There are no parameters on the assessments, no limits on the amount of the assessments, and the number of years it will be in effect.

Another fiscal concern is that those members who don’t sign up for the high-speed internet plan because the ISP connection from the street to their homes is too expensive will be liable for the assessments.

Before voting, all homeowners deserve a fairly accurate estimate of the cost of installing the ISP connection from the street to their homes.

Art Woodrow

Rancho Santa Fe

I apologize to all

I have been living in Colorado for the past year. Sometimes one has to view things from a distance to truly appreciate and understand them. Although all of us who live in the Covenant realize it is a very special place, most of us, living anywhere, can sometimes easily be distracted by different points of view on many issues. I was.

I am very sorry that I got caught up in the controversies that surrounded various Association board proposals several years ago. More importantly, I now realize it was certainly not appropriate for me to deride previous boards which did not agree with that current board’s agenda and it was wrong for me to make these disagreements so personal. I apologize to all of those who were offended by my public pronouncements.

I believe we are all fortunate to be led by current board members who can represent the entire community. I believe they understand the needs of the Covenant, including the tennis club and golf club. Whether we are full-time residents or part-time vacationers, I hope we all can pull together to support them. I do.

Jim Boon

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