Apparently, another blogger has decided to take a "Mini-Golf Course" to the next level by way of the following petition that he is recruiting people to sign.
"As our resident population ages and some recreational activities require a degree of agility and movement that not all can perform, it is important to offer a range of activities that appeal to the broadest possible spectrum. By signing this petition, I am registering my enthusiastic support for conversion of the unused Liberty Center bocce courts to miniature golf, an activity that can be played and enjoyed by residents and visitors of all ages. My support is based on the condition that the cost of construction will not affect my Association assessment."
We firmly believe that this petition is DECEPTIVE.
...and DOES NOT tell the FULL STORY.
Note the final sentence.
"on the condition that the cost of construction will not affect my Association assessment."
The key words are "cost of construction".
That "cost of construction" element would be covered by the "Asset Enhancement Fee" a cost that YOU WILL BEAR, when you sell your home.
NOTHING is mentioned as to the CONTINUOUS maintenance costs associated with any such project.
...The reason it is not mentioned....is simply,that maintenance, repairs, supplies, AND monitoring, DO AFFECT Association assessment.
A picture of 12 people was proudly displayed on that blog...only 12 !
12 out of approximately 11,000 residents.
In addition, Ron Johnson of Today's Anthem View, addressed the usage of the Sun City Summerlin miniature golf course by contacting that association's Fitness Director.
From that contact, he learned the following information:
We, at Anthem Opinions, for the purpose of FULL DISCLOSURE to which we believe ALL RESIDENTS are ENTITLED...
...strongly suggest that if and when this petition is presented to you in any way, before you sign it, you strongly consider the above facts, and then ask yourself these questions:
1, Will I use it and how often? Will I use it in 110 degree heat?
2. Will I merely use it when my guests are here....knowing, that I must accompany any guest in its usage?
3. Will I be willing to have MY DUES support it FOREVER in the future?
4. Should the "Asset Enhancement Fund" be DRAINED in the amount of between $125,000 and $150,000 to initially build it?
If ANY of these answers are NO, then we suggest you NOT SIGN this petition to build what appears to be an expensive project few will use, and that will entail continuous maintenance, repairs, and other miscellaneous expenditures that WILL affect future dues contributions.
Don't allow yourself to be swayed by "want" rather than "need".