BUILDING A NEW CLUBHOUSE?

In the last blog post, decisions being made by our current TPOA Board of Directors affecting all Timberwood property owners were provided.  The last blog post was subsequently posted to https://timberwood.nextdoor.com where neighbors were able to comment and discuss the matter further.  If you haven’t joined the timberwood.nextdoor.com feed, you may want to which will allow you to post your comments and continue discussion with your neighbors.

As a recap, in June 2016, the decision to build a new clubhouse, double the size of the current one according to the discussion held at the meeting (current one being approximately 4,000 square feet – so 8,000 square feet), was verbally announced by the TPOA Board of Directors to those in attendance at this June meeting.

Among the reasons cited for this new build decision suddenly announced in June:  a special meeting held in May, where approximately 60 property owners, along with the board, attended to hear discussion and express their opinions of a survey sent out by the TPOA Board of Directors asking for input to determine what “improvements” property owners might/would like to see with regard to the existing clubhouse.  There were no figures of cost provided, no designs shown to the audience, no formal information provided at the May meeting.  The special May meeting concluded with the TPOA Board of Directors stating this would be a long process, with no decisions being made at this time, and that future meetings, opportunities for property owner input, etc. would be sought as the discussion continued.

Surprisingly, even though the May meeting indicated this was still in the early stages of discussion, the June 2016 decision to build a new clubhouse was announced, and further comment by the TPOA Board of Directors stated that the decided new build would be a one story build to lessen ADA additional requirements for a 2-story build, meetings were being planned to determine what City of San Antonio design build requirements might be and so on.  This blogger attended both of the above referenced meetings (May and June).

As a result of the discussion above, a group of concerned property owners feel that the TPOA board of directors are making extremely large scale decisions which could impact all property owners well into the future financially without proper research, due diligence and documentation to support these decisions.  By large scale, this clubhouse build could potentially cost $1,000,000.00 or more!

There are not enough reserves set aside currently to cover our existing improvements/assets as they wear out or need to be replaced, let alone a new financial commitment of this size.  That could potentially leave property owners in a deficit position if this project is begun prior to establishing adequate funding in our operating budget — do you want to collectively borrow to fund a new clubhouse if this project is begun prior to establishing adequate funds?

A petition has been formed which is seeking to remove/recall the TPOA Board of Directors.  You can find the information for this effort by following this link  to Archived Docs and clicking on the “petition” button located on this page.  Interested in signing or supporting the petition?  Comment back!

The next TPOA Board of Directors meeting is August 2 at 7pm in the Timberwood Park Clubhouse.  If this concerns you, please mark your calendar and plan to attend the next meeting!

 

 

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