By: Sharon Aron Baron
After I published the article on November 2 informing residents about meetings with a homebuilder who is interested in developing the golf course with 500+ more homes, the Woodlands Homeowner’s Association decided that maybe it would be a good idea if they invited everyone. They even included the sections that are not part of the association who aren’t represented at their meetings.
In an invite posted the day after the article was published, the WHOA posted this:
“We think you might be interested in attending this Board meeting and listening to a presentation from 13th Floor Homes as it relates to The Woodlands. As this is a Board of Directors meeting, any discussion will be conducted by the board members. As homeowners, you will need to have your discussion at your section meeting and not at this meeting.”
When was the WHOA going to tell residents if our article didn’t come out? When would news of these two meetings get out to the homeowners?
They knew about these two meetings, yet nothing was mailed out and section presidents did not alert their homeowners (sections 3 and 4 would have had no way of knowing) in what could be the most important news of their lives: their golf course views could be in jeopardy.
They also make it clear that residents will not be allowed to speak. “As this is a Board of Directors meeting, any discussion will be conducted by the board members.”
So attend the meeting, record what you hear, and don’t be surprised when they all tell you this was never a secret. “If you only attended the meetings, you would have known,” is always their excuse for lack of communication with the community.
The WHOA is still not allowing residents to speak.