Fellow Homeowners --
The results of the vote on the Council's recommendation for renovation
of the townhouses at The Villas of Bethany West have been tabulated. The recommended renovation of siding, stucco, and
deck rails was rejected by a vote of 64 to 30. Consequently, this Council will take no further action with regard
to that phase of the project at this time. Given that the vote margin is well
beyond any possible tabulation error, we have concluded that a monitored recount of the vote is unnecessary.
With regard to the roofs and crawlspaces phase of the renovation
project, the Council will explore options to reduce the costs below those projected in the June 2007 Report to the Homeowners,
as well as ways to reduce the burden of assessing costs for these repairs. We will be soliciting new bids for roof replacement
and crawlspace repairs. We have solicited additional bids for the Clean Space encapsulation system and we will
explore alternative encapsulation systems. We will also explore whether there are cost-effective ways to prioritize
the encapsulation process to spread it out over a longer period of time. If there are homeowners who in fact have experience
as contractors or in contract management and who are willing to volunteer advice the Council, we welcome your advice.
Please contact me if you are interested.
The Council believes that the debate reflected in various
emails over the past few weeks reflects the passion that we all have for The Villas of Bethany West. The problems that
the Council identified in its June Report are real, and they
extend beyond the best method to identify and perform annual maintenance. Without
question, the community is now aware of the problems we face. The Council is confident that we can now move forward
to ensure that The Villas of Bethany West remains a vibrant and desirable community.
-- Regards, Lawrence Bogard