All households in our HOA should have received this via postal mail, but we are sharing it here as well (and on social media) to make sure everyone receives this.
The board of directors of our HOA has a few important announcements to share with you:
1. In accordance with our bylaws, we will be having our annual meeting over two sessions in December. The first night will be on Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 pm via zoom, where will be sharing reports on the state of our HOA from our board members, as well as answering
questions you may have. The zoom link for this session is: http://bit.ly/MontagueSonador22-night1 Or you can use this QR code:
We will meet again1 on Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm via zoom. Our main order of business will be electing board members for the coming year. The zoom link for this session will be: http://bit.ly/MontagueSonador22-night2
Or you can use this QR code:
2. The board decided at our November meeting that our annual dues will be increasing by $25 in 2023, which means the dues will be $375 in 2023. We have delayed doing any dues increases for as along as possible, but the impact of inflation as it relates to some of our HOA expenses (including labor and material costs for repairs and upgrades and increases in the cost of pool maintenance) has made this increase necessary. Our goal for future years is to keep our dues as low as possible (while still maintaining our HOA services), adjusting as necessary for inflation.
3. We are changing our management company (that handles billing of dues, accounting, and related services) to Strida starting on January 1, 2023, so please keep an eye out for an email and/or a letter from Strida when they start up which will have information on the new resident portal and how to pay dues in 2023. Please also note that if you are on a payment plan for your dues, please continue to make your payments as you did before until December 31, 2022, but after that you’ll need to send your payments to Strida.
4. We are continuing to have a percentage of homeowners who are not paying their HOA dues, so our board has decided to take the unfortunate step of filing lawsuits against the most delinquent accounts. We do not want to have further lawsuits, so if you are behind on your dues, please contact james(at)montaguesonador.com to discuss your options for a payment plan.
James M. Branum, HOA President
1 We have to do our annual meeting over two nights to comply with the quorum rules of our bylaws.