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We caught wind that there are people who want to install basketball hoops in our parking lot.

Galen is on the HOA board, and so he's going to a meeting about it tonight. Of course he's gonna be the big bad mean child-unfriendly guy cuz there is no way we're gonna let them install them.

Why? Because there is only one prospective spot. At the end of our court, right next to my designated parking spot for the S4.

I've dealt with this before at the last place I lived. You end up with balls bouncing off your car. A lot. Balls bouncing off my $52k car? Not happening!

Wolftranslation: It's my territory, your little puppys aren't pissing in it, and if they do I'm gonna bite hard!

- Keman

Edit by Galen:

We didn't "catch wind" of anything. I'm on the HOA board, so before each meeting they send me an agenda with the items that are going to be discussed. One of the items up for discussion is "Basketball Hoops". This doesn't means someone wants to put hoops up in the parking lot. It doesn't mean ANYTHING. It just means that someone wants to talk about something having to do with basketball hoops. It's just as likely someone complained about other residents having temporary hoops up in their parking spaces or in non-parking areas, and wants the HOA to do something about it.

Don't overreact.

Edit by Keman:

Heh. Don't overreact? He wrote this to me right before I wrote the entry:
K: k. Well if you get home and he's on, hook him up.
G: I have the HOA meeting tonight, btw. So I probably won't be home when you get home.
K: What about dinner with cindy and mike?
G: would you rather have dinner with them, or prevent basketball hoops from going up?

So it's ok for you to assume, but not me? We talked about this last night. Regardless of how unimformative the basketball hoops topic was, there was and IS rationale and logic that leads us to believe that they're going to discuss putting up hoops. Enough so that we've had to cancel dinner plans to attend an HOA meeting that you otherwise typically skip.

The only person I see overreacting, is *you* to my post. You're acting like I've rounded up a group of people to tar and feather the whole HOA. How dare I make presumptions and discuss stuff in the LJ. *smirk*


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Jun. 15th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)

Well maybe there is something to this voting thing. Of course, your votes don't influence someone who votes for you, they directly count vote for vote, with each of your votes being a /substantial/ amount.

I liked how the HOA sheet said "Discussing basketball hoops" ... yeah. Discussing them. With how rarely the HOA meets, this is like a Step 1. Discuss. Step 2. Install, IMO. If Galen didn't go, there may be no voice of dissent. I dunno, I'm rather inexperienced with this particular HOA. ie is this possible? "Here yee hereyee... this months topic is to paint all parking spots with yellow with purple polka dots. All those in favor: (single aye), all those not?" .. *crickets chirp* *empty chairs everywhere* ... *konk konk* Well that offer has been granted permission. This meeting is adjourned.


That's good to hear that you guys didn't lose your spots.

Speaking of parking spots-- our lot has 1 visitor spot, that 3 different people consatntly use every day to park their own car in. Galen has left them nasty warnings a # of times ... I'm waiting for the first time he gets to tow them away. It would be nice if just once a friend of mine visiting didn't have to park on the street because some residents work truck, red volvo, or riced out slammed honda civic wasn't parked there, despite many many warnings of being towed.

Prior to having asigned spots, there were residents parking 4 and 5 cars in the lot. Now everyone has exactly 2 spots.

- Keman
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Jun. 15th, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC)
The repeat offenders are residents who leave their cars parked in the visitor spot for more than 24 hours or for more than 5 nights in a row, in violation of the HOA bylaws.
Jun. 15th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Actually this HOA tends to act very slowly. Meeting one: Discussion on pros/cons, vote to look into costs. Meeting two: Realization that nobody actually followed up on the vote from meeting one. Re-vote. Meeting three: Discuss costs, vote to purchase. Meeting four: If purchase was approved, vote to actually contact someone about getting it installed. Meeting five: Maybe it's been done, maybe not.

Considering who is on the board, I doubt I will be the only voice of dissent. One of the (former, I think) board members even complained regularly about children playing in the street.

You acknowledged that you're inexperienced with this HOA. In fact, you've never been to a meeting, and the only board member you know is me. Don't assume you know how they operate.

The residents parking 4+ cars in the lot are the very reason WHY the board voted to assign 2 spaces to each house. They recognized a problem, and they voted to fix it.

You're welcome to come to the board meeting tonight. There's no conflict of interest. As a resident, you're entitled to attend the meetings and voice your opinion. That you're a renter only means you don't get to vote in the annual meeting. In fact, you could even join the board if you wanted to and if there were a spot open, and then you WOULD get a vote.

Jun. 15th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC)
omg riced civic! Put gas in it's oil. :D Or chlorine in it's gas tank.
Jun. 15th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Let's be clear on something, Keman. The ONLY thing we "caught wind of" (and I put that in quotes because we didn't catch wind of it, we were outright told, in the form of a printed agenda for tonight's HOA meeting) is that there is an item up for discussion. The ONLY text of the item: "Basketball nets (discussion)"

This could be ANYTHING.

It could be complaints from homeowners about neighbors putting up those temporary toy basketball nets in their parking spaces.

It could be a request from a homeowner for the HOA to install permanent nets in the parking area.

It could be a request from a homeowner for the HOA to install permanent nets somewhere in common area, in lieu of or in addition to a child pay area. Our street has no such area, but I think one of the streets does.

It could be a request from a homeowner for permission to install a permanent or semi-permanent net in their backyard.

It could be any number of things, and does NOT constitute "We caught wind that there are people who want to install basketball hoops in our parking lot."

Don't go off half-cocked because of a three word line in the HOA monthly agenda.
Jun. 15th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Aside of what they will discuss tonight in the HOA meeting.

for a start Is VERY retarded to let your kids play in a parking lot. Almost as bad as taking your kidd to visit michael jackson !

WTF, where i live, in sumer the little bastards are all over the place and there is no speed limit that would prevent you from bumping one someday and geting straight to jail and loosing your ass for a spoiled brat that think the world of trafic should stop for him. worst part, encouraged by parents.

Good luck and hopefully they wont put things next to your valued medium of transportation.

*hugs you all*

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Jun. 15th, 2005 10:39 pm (UTC)
It's not a pamphlet. It's a meeting agenda. I'm on the board, so before each meeting they give me an agenda. That's all this is.
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