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11:57 PM Sat, Oct. 20th

Letter: The Good Ol' Boys are in Valle Vista

For those living in Valle Vista, we are just like Kingman. We have a group like the "Good Ol' Boys" in Kingman, and those here are known as the "Watch Dog Group." They are the past Valle Vista Property Owners Association directors.

Unfortunately, they, like Mark Borgard stated in his editorial last Sunday about the "GOBs" in Kingman, apply here. Somehow, they managed to convince the present board of directors that an unreasonable increase is necessary for VVPOA to live as they have in the past.

They want the community to remain the same. Kingman is not thinking of a higher level for the residents and neither is Valle Vista. They want things to be the way they were.

Let's look at a few facts. Everything has gone to the golf course and bar over the years until the present board worked for the community. Based on the figures that were stated in one of the VVPOA publications, only one in five of the residents plays golf. So, the rest of us should pay for their enjoyment?

The cost of living per Social Security online history from 2001 to 2009 has an average of 3 percent. Valle Vista for the same period had an average of just over 12 percent. The increase that they are requesting from $206 to $365 per year would put that increase to 77 percent in one jump. They also claim that there are new people buying here. What they don't tell you is how many are leaving here.

Do we need more money going to the golf course, bar and pro shop? How about a community building that could handle all the people when meetings are held? This could also be used for functions that would bring in revenue for the association. How about other items that are for all the community?

The community does not need 66-2/3 votes to close the association. Bankruptcy would do it, and then we could form a democratic village, town or city and be eligible for grants to build the community.

Vote NO and let's get this community growing in the right direction.

Name withheld on request,

Valle Vista