Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Annual Meeting Packets Have Arrived!!!


FYI: Hope everyone got their annual meeting packets last night. It is filled with lots of budget information and of course the infamous bios for seats on the Board of Directors. Did you see anyone that you like? Did you even read the bios? It looks like we have a lot of new fresh faces this year. Thoughts on our choices?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think there is an interesting selection of folks on the ticket. I say go for the new kids and get rid of the old regime.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Brandie Davis, Jodie Moxley, Ryan Walker, and Craig Freer.

Gyarlington said...

I thought Jill Lewis was up for re-election. Vote for new people and get rid of Kennemer

Anonymous said...

I agree! I think its important to vote for people who actually live in the Village - not who have a business interest in selling property here.

Arlington Village Owner said...

According to the packet Jill Lewis is not up for re-election.

Anonymous said...

Did I miss a conversation? How can you be on the Board and not live in the Village?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the by-laws do not state that one HAS to live in AV to be board member, just a unit owner. That is the loop hole that one particular individual continues to take advantage of to stay on the board.

Anonymous said...

I don't think Jill Lewis is seeking re-election.

cupcake said...

As a tribute to the owner of units 145, 533 and 535 Cupcake will attempt to write this posting completely in the third person.

While watching the election results last night Cupcake had the opportunity to review the candidates’ bios in the annual meeting package. The theme of “change” seems to be sweeping both the country and the little plot of land in Arlington County known as Arlington Village. How refreshing to read words like vision, forward thinking, grow, redevelop, breath new life into, and improving. Five of the six candidates articulated this call for change one way or another. All seem very dedicated and qualified. --However -- Cupcake did have issues with the one candidate that dwells in the past. After reading it, Cupcake thought that the only things Miss K didn’t do in the Village were to dig the clay, mold and fire the bricks, then lay them one on top of each other to construct our “solidly built, colonial style, brick town homes.” (Cupcake got that line from the AV website.)

As readers might have gleaned from some older other posts, Cupcake does feel that if the community is to remain an attractive place to live it MUST start thinking of the needs of residents living in 2008 and not 1981. Yes, the board can continue to maintain the Village just as they inherited from the developer in 1981 or it can recognize that homeowners of today have a different set of expectations when purchasing their homes. Cupcake is not advocating installing a fitness center on top of the pool house as was suggested several years ago, but serious consideration needs to be given to making sure the community maintains its “curb appeal.” Cupcake recalls that TV remodeling program that featured a unit in the Village. Wasn’t it titled “Tired little townhouse?” Cupcake doesn’t want 650 tired little townhouses in AV.

What to do? Cupcake plans on going to the meeting tonight and chatting with the prospective board members. Then Cupcake must vote.

If this really is a time for change, then owners need to get their act together. This is a tricky ballot. Keep in mind that as a rule only approx. 30% of owners actually cast ballots. With four openings and six candidates, the vote will be split more than usual. Miss K has quite the voting block, and with razor thin margins deciding who wins this is almost a lock for her. The only way Cupcake sees around this is if owners do two things: vote in accord and get non-voting neighbors to cast that ballot they’ve never cast before. If it is true what our dear blogger has written, and there is a movement under foot to get a solid voting block together then the first step has already been taken. The second step will be harder though. Might be time for some old-school pandering for votes. Cupcake is certain there will be some comments seen on this blog that will indicate how things are going in this regard.

Cupcake will be tying that broom to the stoop in hopes of a clean sweep come November 19th.