We hear your voices
The Directors have heard your voices and we have contacted the fencing company to delay and possibly cancel the project in its current form. Our top priority is always to keep the neighborhood in good repair and thereby maintain property values. When the Directors made this decision, we did so with no intent to disenfranchise the members of the Association. Quite the contrary. We have in the past worked to gain support with projects and found very little help. We apologize for thinking that the members were apathetic towards Association business. Apparently we were wrong regarding member's desire to be involved in this particular case since so many have been vocal about it.
Liability Issue still a Concern
We spoke with the Association attorney yesterday and asked what our options were regarding liability of the Director's personally should the wall fall and injure someone. We were told that if the members wish to postpone the project until an agreement can be made, then the Director's, even though we have knowledge of the problem, would be protected. Answering this question is helpful since the five of us on the board can be held legally responsible if a bad outcome happens and we had the ability to stop it.
The Director's have spoken with one another to formulate a plan on how to reset this project and get it moving in a direction that will work for all parties involved. We will be asking for 4 volunteers to form the Pennsylvania Wall Special Committee. Those members will be responsible to come up with possible replacement options, obtain quotes and plans that will assure the neighborhood that the new fence, in whatever form, will not face the same issue as we have now. The four members will report to a Director assigned to chair the committee. Once we have obtained the necessary documentation, we can present the findings to the rest of the Association and have a neighborhood wide vote. Once we have selected the committee members we will have a meeting and move forward. We will also be setting up a section on the website devoted to the project where we will take votes and comments.
Committee webpage: http://www.silverhawkhoa.com/pennsylvania-wall-special-committee.html