The Drubbing (or Gutting) of the UOC

The PLCA Board strikes gain … now at the heart of the Unit Owners Committee (aka UOC).

The board snatched the subcommittees away from the UOC, renamed them, and changed the guidelines so that now you don’t even have a UOC/Resident liaison on each advisory group – the board decided the employees will have more of a say than the residents!

If you’d like to hear the board’s “deliberations/discussions” (or lack thereof) … following is an audio clip from the April 18th PLCA Board where the board members approved this latest coup:

Audio Clip:: Listen to the Board Changing UOC Amenity Advisory Guideline April 19 2012

At the end of this post you will find the newly “revised” “Amenity Advisory Groups Guidelines” and the “Amenity Guidelines” (these used to be called Subcommittees and, once upon a time, they reported to the Unit Owners Committee).

Unless the UOC/Voting Representatives and residents object, this pretty much kills the UOC. Their future meetings will be about the minutes, the dates of meetings, and what the board did in the last meeting. Without the sub-committees, the UOC will not even get to see the Requests for Funds as the sub-committees are now Board Committees.

Click here to read: Amenity Advisory Group Guidelines Revised April 18, 2012

click here to read Revised Amenity Guidelines April 18, 2012

p.s. if you want to know what the current policies are (as of today)  you’d better make copies  since this board thinks it is acceptable to changes policies as quickly as they can change their golf socks.      We gotta problem that is starting to gather speed.

5 thoughts on “The Drubbing (or Gutting) of the UOC

  1. What follows is an e-mail I sent out supporting Anne Cramer:

    PLEASE SUPPORT MARGOT HILL IN HER EFFORTS TO REPLACE THE BOARD MEMBERS. SEE BELOW HER COMMENTS AND THE RECENT BOARD POLICY DIRECTED TO REDUCING “TRANSPARENCY”, RESIDENT INPUT, AND ELIMINATING RESIDENT INTERFERENCE WITH THE AGENDA OF THE BOARD.

    IT APPEARS TO ME THAT THE BOARD IS RUNNING THE PLCA AS IF IT WERE A CORPORATION. THE PLCA IS NOT A CORPORATION WITH STOCKHOLDERS THAT ARE ONLY INTERESTED IN PROFITS AND DIVIDENDS. THE PLCA IS A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND IT IS NOT PROFITS THAT THE RESIDENTS SEEK, BUT THE BENEFITS OF A COMMUNITY THAT HAS A POSITIVE AMBIANCE, CHARACTER, APPEARANCE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY, AND LEADERS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING THOSE BENEFITS. “TRANSPARENCY”, IS NECESSARY TO JUDGE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE PLCA BOARD AND IT IS LACKING IN MANY OF THE BOARDS ACTIVITIES. FOR EXAMPLE, THE BOARD HAS DENIED THE RESIDENTS RIGHT TO CERTAIN FINANCIAL INFORMATION IN THE PLCA “OFFICIAL RECORDS”.

    THE RESIDENTS GREATEST POWER IS IN THEIR VOTE IN THE COMING ELECTION FOR BOARD MEMBERS WHO UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE RESIDENTS.

  2. It would be immensely helpful if this site could post the terms of office of the present Board members, and when they are up for election. As a concerned resident, I would like this advance notice in order that I can put together a solid opposition campaign for me and for a couple of other solid PL citizens that I know who would like to run as “undo” candidates…sort of the Tea Party of PL, if you will, who will make one promise – to spend their time undoing the damage of the needless regulations and power grabbing of this out of control BofD. This blog is good in that in brings to light some of their misdeeds, but we should also use it to promote solutions, and the best one I can think of is vote them out. Thanks.

  3. WE NOW HAVE THOUGHT POLICE IN THE PLCA. THEY ARE TAKING AWAY A LEGAL RIGHT AS LONG AS YOU LET THEM DO THAT!
    THE PLCA BOARD PROHIBITION BELOW GOES FAR BEYOND ANY AUTHORITY THE PLCA HAS WITH RESPECT TO WHO A RESIDENT MAY INVITE AND FOR A PURPOSE THAT MIGHT PROVE THE PLCA BOARD HAS MADE A BAD DECISION. RESIDENTS HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO ASK THE OPINION OF WHOMEVER THEY PLEASE SO LONG AS THEY DON’T TOUCH PLCA PROPERTY. THE ABSTRACT BELOW IS FROMTHE NEW AMENITY POLICY.
    “Members shall not invite contractors, service providers or any other persons into the community or onto Association property for the purpose inspecting, reviewing, reporting on, or investigating PLCA Amenities.
    Such persons are not “Guests” of the member. Members are prohibited from inviting such persons onto PLCA property for such purposes as repairing, maintaining, expanding, improving a PLCA Amenity, or for nvestigating the status of an Amenity’s maintenance, or for the purposes of consideration of, or the making of proposals for, improvements, additions, or changes of any kind or nature, to the Amenities without prior written approval from the PLCA Manager.”
    HOW LONG WILL THE RESIDENTS SIT BACK AND WATCH THE PLCA BOARD SCREW UP OUR COMMUNITY?

  4. The UOC must be a problem for the Board as it spends much of its time creating systems to avoid going through the UNIT OWNERS COMMITTEE (UOC) which consists of the property owner- members of the UOC. I have yet to determine a positive motive about why the PLCA Board operates to avoid the UOC as evidenced by the following:

    1.The Board creates a task force on an issue that reports directly to them;
    2. There was a UOC Committee (think finance) that reported to the UOC, so the Board changed the PLCA Policy to have the finance committee report to the board;
    3. If there is a UOC subcommittee (think tennis) the Board went directly to them and avoided the UOC and later supported a Board decision as having the tennis subcommittee input (What happened to the UOC input?); and
    4. The Board Creates Amenity Advisory Groups (this is a new one on me and I assume it will report to the Board).

    The Board has increased its need for more and more control over the inputs they want, not exactly an indication of an open minded Board working in the best interests of the property owners who comprise the members of the UOC.

    So who cares enough to do something about this besides a few residents?

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