The United board on Tuesday, Sept. 12 passed resolutions to increase the late fees and set consequences for various delinquencies in the housing mutual.
United unanimously passed a resolution that will allow the suspension of cable and internet for residents as a disciplinary action, including for late assessments.
Suspension of cable and internet service would occur to residents who do not pay their fees within 60 days of the due date.
“It doesn’t matter the amount (of money), it matters the timing,” President Juanita Skillman said. “We have people that just ignore fees, not just association dues but whatever — because there is no consequence to not paying them — so this is the consequence.”
Third passed a resolution similar to United’s last month, giving both housing mutuals the direct authority to enact the cable and internet suspension, whereas the Golden Rain Foundation previously had the authority.
The resolution will be revisited in October to satisfy a 30-day notification requirement. If passed then, it is expected to go into effect in November.
Golf cart plugins
United passed a resolution that will set fines for members who “abuse the use of extension cords and battery chargers and create an unsafe situation” for golf carts, a Village Management Services staff report said. A $50 fine will be assessed for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $150 for each subsequent offense.
“This is for consistency purposes for security in the Village, because this is similar, or the same, as what Third approved,” Skillman said.
Delinquency of the fines can lead to a hearing, which could result in the cancellation of membership, Skillman added.
The resolution was passed 8-1-1, with Director Andre Torng opposed and Cash Achrekar abstaining. The resolution will be revisited in October to satisfy a 30-day notification requirement.
2018 collection and lien enforcement
United unanimously passed a resolution that updated the collection and lien enforcement policy for 2018, which will increase the assessment delinquency fee from $20 to $50 per month per delinquency.
The resolution will be revisited in October to satisfy a 30-day notification requirement.
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