Tellico Village Red

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#1 Jul 23, 2009
Not long ago the General Manager of Tellico Village, Winston Blazer, was over in Hot Springs Village advising your management team on how to get more money out of HPV's property owners so they could go on a building spree like he has done in Tellico Village in TN. Let it be known that on July 21, Mr. Blazer was served with papers advising him he was being sued to force release of documents which will show that he has been consistantly looting the Village treasury, using Village employees and equipment for work on his farm, and making work for his friends, relatives and girlfriends.After residents formed a Watchdog Group to monitor POA activities, Blazer's personal friend, former college room mate, former state senator and Tellico Village lawyer, Bud Gilbert, threatened to get an injunction and shut down their website if they did not shut it down voluntarally. The reason their website was shut down was because they were obtaining financial records and putting them on line for all to see. Mr Gilbert then charged the POA $49,000 to write an amendment to Tellico Village's by laws that gave the Gen. Mgr. complete control over which documents could be released and to whom. This is in direct violation of state law which says all records of a tax exempt property owners assoc. must be available within 5 days of receiving a request in writing. Two of Tellico Village's property owners filed a lawsuit to force release of documents which they hope will prove that the Gen. manager ordered two John Deere Tractors, had one delivered to the Village and one to his farm. He then told his neighbors that it was a bonus because his boss thought he was doing such a good job. There is also the matter of $23,000 worth of fuel oil and gas delivered to his farm and charged to the Village. IN addition, friends and relatives of POA employees have reportedly bought tires and other auto parts which were charged to the Village by authorized personel. The Gen. Mgr. reportedly told his neighbors that the reason he could use POA equipment and employees on his farm is because his boss knew he was not being paid enough. His annual salary and benefits are in excess of $125,000 per year. In addition to the Gen. Manager's perks, several other emplloyees are driving Village owned vehicles. One of these employees is a cleaning woman. The Village has also paid all the expenses of one employee to get a full 4 year college degree and is now paying for her to get her Masters. The Manager of the Village restaurants, the son in law of our treasurer, is being paid a $30,000 per month subsidy, plus the Village pays all expenses and provides rent free facilities.

It is obvious that Tellico Village is being mismanaged and our General Manager is les than honest. We believe he may be skimming as much a one Million dollars off the top of Tellico Village's annual budger which is in excess of $14 million per year. I would advise you to keep a close watch to make sure your officials are not taking the advice he gave them on how to loot your treasury and keep you in the dark. Hopefully, this lawsuit will allow us access to records we believe will help us bring these crooks to justice. A little time in jail just might learn them a lesson.
OneOfTheVillageP eople

United States

#2 Aug 1, 2009
Thank You for the information

Since: Aug 10

Kingsport, TN

#3 Feb 25, 2011
"Lawsuit update: At last week's Board meeting, Bob Coates, Board President, provided an update to the lawsuit brought against the POA by residents Dannie Hutcherson and Richard Anklin. On Feb. 14, Chancellor Frank Williams signed an Agreed Order of Dismissal in the case.

Specific language of the order: "ORDERED, ADJUDGED and
DECREED that the Plaintiffs' claims asserted in the Complaint against Defendant are dismissed with full prejudice." Additionally,'The parties will bear their own discretionary costs and attorneys' fees in this cause.'The TVPOA Board agreed to pay court costs in the case in order to incentivize the Plaintiff to finally agree to the Order of Dismissal. Those costs are not expected to exceed a few hundred dollars in this case."
http://www.tvpoa.net/wm09/wm022211.pdf
STANISLAUS DREUCKEBDODEVI

Cabot, AR

#4 Jun 18, 2011
Hot Springs Village must be taking his advice, because they are REALLY LOOKING FOR NEW REVENUE from residents. They got the last increase in dues passed, by telling folks that there would be no more asking for an increase until 2013 or so, so they can't look there. They are sending out letters to property owners, telling them that their property is "overgrown with weeds," and that, if the property owner doesn't get it taken care of soon, the POA will get it done and CHARGE THE PROPERTY OWNER $300 to do it. I know 2 different people who got such a letter, and neither property was overgrown with weeds. One is a real old man who has back and leg trouble, and now you can see him out in his yard in the late evenings, spraying weed killer on everything. His yard has very little grass, and what is there is now turning yellow! I guess that's the POA's view of "beauty." The other yard is owned by 2 brothers, one of which lives in Memphis, and they only come over once every month or so, to go out on the lake. Neither yard has much growing, at all, except large pine trees, and there isn't much that will grow under pine trees! The POA would love to collect $300, if they could. I know of another fellow who had the wind to blow a tree down into his driveway. He got out his chain saw and cut up the tree, putting it across the street into some "common property" where the POA had put some other trash. When someone complained and a policeman came out (apologizing for having to bother him), this property owner took it to the POA and sued them and won (I heard). The POA won't come out and clean out ditches any more. They say they are "stacked up until December" on requests! They want to take in the $$$ but not provide the service! They are ALWAYS crying MONEY, in all their fancy glossy brochures they mail out. They seem to have plenty of money to buy stamps, send out glossy brochures and $300 letters, and pave streets that don't need paving! Another friend has some dogs, and he found out that he couldn't put up a fence unless he paid $45 for an Application (whether it was approved or not), went down to the POA and got down on his knees and begged, then if it was approved, the fence had to be "decorative" (whatever that means) and not over 3 feet tall! He has 3 dogs that can jump higher than 3 feet, so this would be of no benefit to him, as they could easily jump over a 3 foot fence! Nobody tells you any of this while they are selling property to you; you find it out later, that it's all in the "covenants" you signed! Be aware, if you are considering Hot Springs Village! It's nice in a lot of ways, but the POA is a bunch of redneck ignoramusses! They are all from the "good-old-boy" system from years gone by! The POA's main interest is protecting Cooper's interests (the developer)- this came out in some of their literature recently (they finally admitted it)! They are not concerned about the property owner, unless they can sell one of their "repossessed lots" to them and TAKE IN SOME MORE $$$!!
tori

East Saint Louis, IL

#5 May 19, 2012
love tellico village wrote:
"Lawsuit update: At last week's Board meeting, Bob Coates, Board President, provided an update to the lawsuit brought against the POA by residents Dannie Hutcherson and Richard Anklin. On Feb. 14, Chancellor Frank Williams signed an Agreed Order of Dismissal in the case.
Specific language of the order: "ORDERED, ADJUDGED and
DECREED that the Plaintiffs' claims asserted in the Complaint against Defendant are dismissed with full prejudice." Additionally,'The parties will bear their own discretionary costs and attorneys' fees in this cause.'The TVPOA Board agreed to pay court costs in the case in order to incentivize the Plaintiff to finally agree to the Order of Dismissal. Those costs are not expected to exceed a few hundred dollars in this case."
http://www.tvpoa.net/wm09/wm022211.pdf
I want to know how the POA think they can charge interest and late fees on late assesments. I have never signed any documents agreeing to this - I would think this is a violation of some state or federal law- since consumers always have to sign a document agreeing they will pay such if late. I am extremelly upset that the property I own was sold to me as a retirement village about 15 years ago. It is not a retirement village now- it is just a gated community and anyone can live there. NOT what I bought into!! Does the State of Arkansas come in and audit the POA board and all of their records for fees collected? And just how are these monthly assessments used? Does anyone really know? I bet everyone who pays assessment fees would be surprised as to how the money is spent!!! I would like to see the state come in and audit- I bet the State of Arkansas would like to collect some of this late fees and assessment fees!!!!

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