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Greenmeadow is not listening

Original post made by discouraged, Greenmeadow, on Aug 7, 2011

We now have no Dana, no Master's swimming, no year-round lap swimming, no competitive team for our kids, no pool open. In one not-so-brilliant-move orchestrated by one family, we've gone from riches to rags.

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Posted by fringe neighbor
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Aug 9, 2011 at 8:12 pm

eh? elaborate, please.

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Posted by discouraged
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Aug 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm

@fringe I don't know if you really want to hear. Probably the worst year in the history of Greenmeadow.

We had such a good thing going the last two years. And with such a sweet deal. SPA paid to heat our pool and the second year paid to heat our pool and paid a chunk of money for wear and tear of the pool too. Sweet Deal. Not all, but most, overwhelmingly approved of the programs offered by SPA and more importantly Dana herself evidence by the extremely positive feedback at the two community outreach meetings, the repeated response again from the surveys last year and just the shear success of SPA as its members grew. This year we were not asked for our opinions. Now it's gone. Mysteriously gone. Just gone.

It's the structure of Greenmeadow that allowed this to happen:

Board trumps Neighbors......Neighbors trump Members

There is no democracy at Greenmeadow. There use to be. But as the ever-shrinking community diminishes so does the democracy. Of the 270 homes that comprise Greenmeadow, only 75 of those homes paid the top dollar membership fee that supports the pool. The bulk of the money for Greenmeadow comes from the 197 associate members. But associate members have no voice. Associate members can not be on the board, can not vote and this year were not even heard or asked.

Why? One family, with their own agenda, abusing their powers, feeling entitled, not representing the members...and then it backfired. Like I said, the worst year in the history of Greenmeadow.

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Posted by jkn
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Aug 29, 2011 at 4:22 pm

We may have lost the championship but we definitely earned a new GM record: "the most people fired, dismissed, forced-out, quitting in a year"

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