VI - Developer/SLCDD Issues
A. Early Years (1975-1995)
In a meeting with Gary Morse in 1985, POA officers were informed that management would no longer recognize the POA as the spokesperson for residents. Management voiced its support of the newly formed Community Improvement Council (C.I.C.). Meetings with management representatives and the POA, to solve minor problems before they became major conflicts, were suspended. At a later time, meetings were resumed between POA representatives and a designated management employee.
In 1991, an unprecedented attempt was made to take over the POA, when a slate of candidates was presented opposed to the continuation of the POA efforts in behalf of residents. The residents involved in the attempted takeover became members of the POA for the two months of November and December, and their dues were paid for by the Developer. These candidates were overwhelmingly defeated by a vote of residents. Some of the residents who were involved in the take-over attempt then formed the Developer supported Villages Homeowners Association (VHA).