We Need You! - First Ever Harmony ROA Election

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George Schiro

Aug 11, 2015, 7:53:36 PM8/11/15
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Until now the Harmony Residential Owners Association (HROA, aka Harmony HOA)
has been 100% controlled by Starwood / Harmony Development Company. Those
$1000 fines we're all too familiar with have, all these years, been imposed
on us by a multi-billion dollar real-estate empire (together with its
hand-picked group of friends - some of our neighbors).

Soon the HROA board will be 80% controlled by Starwood. Not great, but it's
an improvement in the right direction.

This means 1 of the 5 HROA board seats will be up for election for the very
first time. It also means Starwood can hand-pick only 4 rather than all 5
HROA board members going forward.

This is finally happening 15 years after the Harmony CDD was first
established, 13 years after the HROA was established and 12 years after the
first resident moved in. Phew! That's a long time coming.

What follows are the folks who've been serving the Harmony community in one
way or another for several years now.

Harmony CDD:

Steve Berube, since 2009
Ray Walls, since 2010
David Farnsworth, since 2012
Kerul Kassel, since 2008
Mark LeMenager, since 2008

Harmony ROA:

Steve Berube, years and years (probably since 2008 or prior)
Carl Fsadni, years and years (probably since 2008 or prior)

I think we should all thank these folks for their generous service to our
community and wish them a fond farewell.

I am sure we can all agree on one thing. We need fresh faces helping out
around here.

If you want more than mediocrity in the place where you live and raise your
family, if you think you can make a difference, if you have great ideas and
you want to implement them to make Harmony something really special, please
submit your name for election.

Finally, if you agree that $1000 fines may indeed be a necessary evil, yet
you neither take pride in nor take pleasure in seeing such fines imposed on
your neighbors, then please run for a seat on the HROA board and represent
those of us who take pride in our homes, yet also feel community standards
can be maintained with empathy and without mean spirit.
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