Coosawattee River Resort Raising Fees AGAIN!!

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Bartsmama

Columbus, GA

#1 Apr 1, 2008
I just printed out the final 2008-2009 budget from CRR and they are (if I am reading this correctly) are raising the fees from $505 to $555 for this year.
I own a small place in CRR and they deny me the rights to enhance my property but yet they have their hands in my pocket AGAIN!!! In two years I have paid $145 more in dues than was told to me at purchase in March of 2007.
According to a letter in the Times Courier we as property owners (and according to the bylaws) can get together and stop a dues increase by a majority vote.
Are there any other CRR property owners that are sick of the BOD putting their hands in their wallets but not allowing our rights to enhance and upgrade our property values or are you all a bunch of wimp butts that just don't care!
Butskaboy

Talking Rock, GA

#2 Apr 21, 2008
I agree especially when told if the amendment passed the most we could expect would be a 2 to 3% cost of living expense well I guess David Durgin has lied again, he should be the one to be replaced, he is overpaid and adds no value to CRRA and you are correct that most DO NOT want to get involved in claiming their community and that is a shame.
Bartsmama wrote:
I just printed out the final 2008-2009 budget from CRR and they are (if I am reading this correctly) are raising the fees from $505 to $555 for this year.
I own a small place in CRR and they deny me the rights to enhance my property but yet they have their hands in my pocket AGAIN!!! In two years I have paid $145 more in dues than was told to me at purchase in March of 2007.
According to a letter in the Times Courier we as property owners (and according to the bylaws) can get together and stop a dues increase by a majority vote.
Are there any other CRR property owners that are sick of the BOD putting their hands in their wallets but not allowing our rights to enhance and upgrade our property values or are you all a bunch of wimp butts that just don't care!
dhh

Canton, GA

#3 Apr 22, 2010
I am either tradeing my lot or donating it to the state of ga. No more dues for me.+
mtn gal

Ellijay, GA

#4 Apr 22, 2010
This place is a rip off. Time to change general managers. That can take care of others beside himself.
duh

Jersey, GA

#5 Apr 23, 2010
We'd like to purchase the lot beside our home because it's up for sale. However, we aren't going to because then we'd have doulbe the POA fees. I'd love to have that lot and add a separate garage to our home. I guess we'll just have to do without. Not to mention, because dues have gone up again (thanks to Floridiots and Hot-Lanta people on our board), we've had to do without quite a few exterior home improvement needs. This will adversely affect our property values. Does anyone know what could happen if you just refuse to pay your POA fees?
Satanito

United States

#6 Apr 23, 2010
With regard to your inquiry on the POA/HOA within your community- it will be determinative on the language within the founding agreement.

States have statutorily imposed schemes for the organization of common interest communities.

Georgia operates under their own unique statutory scheme.

Must have a declaration of rules governing the community that must be disclosed to original purchasers. I am unsure if you are the original owner of your lot/residence- yet it can be almost 100% certain that the real estate attorney did have notice language in your closing documents of the HOA. Otherwise- possible malpractice issue.

HOA enforces servitudes.

It is governed by an elected board of members
Board may adopt new regulations to manage common property, enforce the servitudes, protect the community members from interference of enjoyment of their individual property.

Where you may have concern is within the price point of fees. I am not in privity with this community, nor have I been able to review the HOA agreement. Courts will seldom intervene on the issue of dues between an individual and the HOA. Where courts normally engage this subject matter is when there exists a constitutional issue within an applied covenant of a particular HOA.

As the HOA does not have a run or attachment to your deed - thee is very little that they can pursue on the revenue gathering scheme aside from ostracizing you within the community. The costs of pursuing such a Complaint is not meritorious and an appropriate Counter-Claim or original Answer - would perhaps defeat their Complaint on grounds of being either/both unreasonable or unconscionable.

Hope this helps.
Satan

Ellijay, GA

#7 Apr 23, 2010
duh wrote:
We'd like to purchase the lot beside our home because it's up for sale. However, we aren't going to because then we'd have double the POA fees. I'd love to have that lot and add a separate garage to our home. I guess we'll just have to do without. Not to mention, because dues have gone up again (thanks to Floridiots and Hot-Lanta people on our board), we've had to do without quite a few exterior home improvement needs. This will adversely affect our property values. Does anyone know what could happen if you just refuse to pay your POA fees?
Duh,

The POA could fine you and if you are seriously delinquent, I suppose they could place a lean on your property,an/or force a sheriff's sale to recover the pass due amount. POA by-laws do vary but I'm sure CRR has the legal means to make life miserable if you do not pay. They have to be tough about collections, if a number of folks decided to withhold payment, POA bills will not get paid, etc etc. Jusy sayin..

Good luck
Satan
Floridiot

Ellijay, GA

#8 Apr 23, 2010
duh wrote:
We'd like to purchase the lot beside our home because it's up for sale. However, we aren't going to because then we'd have doulbe the POA fees. I'd love to have that lot and add a separate garage to our home. I guess we'll just have to do without. Not to mention, because dues have gone up again (thanks to Floridiots and Hot-Lanta people on our board), we've had to do without quite a few exterior home improvement needs. This will adversely affect our property values. Does anyone know what could happen if you just refuse to pay your POA fees?
Our dues went up about $32.00 per year. I could do some great exterior home improvement with that! Why don't you refuse to pay your dues and let us all know what happens?
HotAtlanta

Ellijay, GA

#9 Apr 23, 2010
Floridiot wrote:
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Our dues went up about $32.00 per year. I could do some great exterior home improvement with that! Why don't you refuse to pay your dues and let us all know what happens?
Yeh, that $32 a year ($2.66 per month) is keeping food off off my table, can't pay my medical bills, can't pay my taxes, can't do any improvements. If only they hadn't raised the dues, I'd be so much better off financially.
Satan

Ellijay, GA

#10 Apr 23, 2010
Okay!:)

Satan
fab

Talking Rock, GA

#11 Apr 24, 2010
Satan wrote:
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Duh,
The POA could fine you and if you are seriously delinquent, I suppose they could place a lean on your property,an/or force a sheriff's sale to recover the pass due amount. POA by-laws do vary but I'm sure CRR has the legal means to make life miserable if you do not pay. They have to be tough about collections, if a number of folks decided to withhold payment, POA bills will not get paid, etc etc. Jusy sayin..
Good luck
Satan
Not all of that is correct. They can put a lien on your property, recover collection fees, court costs, reasonable attorney fees and tack on 10% per year. They can also deny you use of the amenities. They CAN NOT force a sheriff's sale or initiate any legal action that would lead to seizure of your property or deny you access to your property even if you have never paid your dues.
Call a WAAmbulance

Ellijay, GA

#12 Apr 25, 2010
Why don't all you whiners move the hell out. Where else are you gonna get a GATED community with THREE swimming pools, tennis courts, access to fishing year round, majority of the rds paved, private playgrounds and picnic areas for less?
To DHH,
If your serious about giving away your lot post it up here. I'll take it off your hands, dumbass.
Satan

Ellijay, GA

#13 Apr 25, 2010
fab wrote:
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Not all of that is correct. They can put a lien on your property, recover collection fees, court costs, reasonable attorney fees and tack on 10% per year. They can also deny you use of the amenities. They CAN NOT force a sheriff's sale or initiate any legal action that would lead to seizure of your property or deny you access to your property even if you have never paid your dues.
If what you are saying is true,and all the POA can do is place lien upon the property, and defer collection until the property is sold, if ever,then the POAs BODs hands are tied.

Denying the offenders use of the amenities would seem to be hard to enforce., and yet they can still live on their property. So if enough owners withheld payment, cashflow will start to dry up and the ramifications could be devastating to maintenance , upkeep, lifestyle ..........CRR takes a nose dive.

If the POA covenants provide no FURTHER legal tools to go after the delinquents, they have to be ammended.

Maybe the 80/20 rule is in play here. 80% of the owners foot the bill for the 20% that don't. IMO

Satan
duh

Jersey, GA

#14 Apr 27, 2010
Floridiot wrote:
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Our dues went up about $32.00 per year. I could do some great exterior home improvement with that! Why don't you refuse to pay your dues and let us all know what happens?
Well, lets see. I could definitely purchase about 5 plants to put in our front yard so that our curb appeal looks nicer and so that the property values of our neighbors stay where they are or go up a little.
duh

Jersey, GA

#15 Apr 27, 2010
I never stated we were "giving away our lot". Maybe you need to learn how to read.
HotAtlanta

Ellijay, GA

#16 Apr 27, 2010
duh wrote:
I never stated we were "giving away our lot". Maybe you need to learn how to read.
Maybe you need to learn to read. The remarks were addressed to "DHH", not "duh"....DUH!!!
Ga Girl 56

Roswell, GA

#17 Apr 27, 2010
duh wrote:
We'd like to purchase the lot beside our home because it's up for sale. However, we aren't going to because then we'd have doulbe the POA fees. I'd love to have that lot and add a separate garage to our home. I guess we'll just have to do without. Not to mention, because dues have gone up again (thanks to Floridiots and Hot-Lanta people on our board), we've had to do without quite a few exterior home improvement needs. This will adversely affect our property values. Does anyone know what could happen if you just refuse to pay your POA fees?
Read your by-laws. Many say they can put a lien on your home that will have to be paid. If not in a timely manner then at the time of sale of your home. If that's the case then, they've got-cha where they want ya.
duh

Jersey, GA

#18 May 5, 2010
HotAtlanta wrote:
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Maybe you need to learn to read. The remarks were addressed to "DHH", not "duh"....DUH!!!
Thought it was a type-o.
HotAtlanta

Ellijay, GA

#19 May 7, 2010
duh wrote:
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Thought it was a type-o.
You mean "typo"?
Jeff

United States

#20 May 23, 2010
Bartsmama wrote:
I just printed out the final 2008-2009 budget from CRR and they are (if I am reading this correctly) are raising the fees from $505 to $555 for this year.
I own a small place in CRR and they deny me the rights to enhance my property but yet they have their hands in my pocket AGAIN!!! In two years I have paid $145 more in dues than was told to me at purchase in March of 2007.
According to a letter in the Times Courier we as property owners (and according to the bylaws) can get together and stop a dues increase by a majority vote.
Are there any other CRR property owners that are sick of the BOD putting their hands in their wallets but not allowing our rights to enhance and upgrade our property values or are you all a bunch of wimp butts that just don't care!
I'm with ya all the way!! I live in Florida and purchased a lot about 4 years ago, and was thinking of building! I'm thinking about selling the property if they keep raising the rates....They have been raising the fee's yearly, I was just up there looking at some camping lots about 3 weeks ago, and I did not see any improvements, that would cause them to raise the fee's.... I didn't make the meeting, what was the out come?

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