VI - Developer/SLCDD Issues
C. Current Years (2005-2015)
The Paradise Center
This recreation center, on the east side of Highway 441/27, was deteriorating and an absolute disgrace. It was termite and rat infested, raccoons lived in the ceiling, mold was growing in many places, wallboard and ceilings were falling down, floors were bouncy, furniture was decrepit, and the VCCDD supervisors were almost oblivious to the pleas of residents to renovate. The POA campaigned strongly with Bulletin stories, a survey of residents, and strong advocacy in VCCDD meetings. The VCCDD eventually decided to proceed with a smaller-scale renovation than advocated by the POA, but, nevertheless, suitable. Today, the Paradise Center is beautiful.
Village residents have enjoyed parades to celebrate their favorite holidays for years. The Developer decided to discontinue these parades. As a response, the POA drafted a petition stating: "We cannot understand your reasons for cancellation and we strongly suggest that you make these reasons public." Receiving no response, the POA stepped forward and sponsored the effort to continue the parades.