Those words, a “deliberate behind-the-scenes manipulation of information,” are a direct quote from current LHCC director Pat Shields, written to explain his resignation from the LHCC board in 2003. That manipulative behavior is just as prevalent today. LHCC directors will say just about anything – even if that means completely contradicting what they’ve said or written elsewhere – to get what they want.
We’re closely following the response to the questions posed by Bill Masters about money issues at Lake Holiday. So far, a few emails have been exchanged, one of which has triggered calls for the resignation of at least 1 director, Noel O’Brien. We’ll update this post as additional responses are received.
In previous posts, we’ve documented the fact that Chris Allison allowed Miller & Smith and its builders to vote non-member Trust lots in the October 2006 election of directors. Apparently, he made this decision without Board approval because he boasts in an email to a fellow director that this “was and is not a Board issue.”
The October 2006 election was a sham.
Comparing the October 2006 election results to the 2 most recent elections in Lake Holiday history arouses suspicions.
Shame on Sue Fuerst. Her childish letter repeatedly refers to my brother Bill as “Sneazy”, a dwarf in a fairy tale. Bill is short and suffers from a rare bone disease. Her outright hate speak is among the most despicable behavior I have ever witnessed. Chris Allison and the LHCC board apparently support mocking the handicapped. Who’s next on their attack list? Recently, the supporters of the Board have stooped to spreading the false rumor that we have “sold out” and abandoned our reform efforts. This is not true. And by now you have the latest lie-filled panic attack from the Chris Allison supporters. Their strategy: If you can’t win based on the facts, attack someone’s handicap and resort to spreading lies.
Does the embattled LHCC board of directors play fair? Is it dominated by people unduly favorable to Miller & Smith who will bend the rules to protect their entrenched positions? Judge for yourself.
Attn: John Conrad
We’ve received the letter you distributed in response to our mailing seeking support for a Special Meeting to remove certain directors.
You seem to be living in the past and out of touch with today’s events. You write that the “Association now has a record of prompt payments and receipts.” That was the past. The Association has nearly depleted approximately $2 million in cash and is seeking to borrow money. This is the present reality. You write that “the real estate values of [our] homes and properties have increased substantially in the past five years.” That was the past. Nearly every piece of real estate appreciated dramatically in the past 5 years. But now, the ubiquitous signs along Rt 522 of one of your company’s own builders offering 100% financing are a testimony to a simple fact of today: those homes aren’t selling as they did in the past, and the appreciation is reversing direction. This is the present reality.
From the very beginning, LHCC members have not been told the whole truth about the Utility sale.
Chris Allison has led members to believe that we are trying to block the sale of the Utility. That’s simply not true. We do not believe it is good business to invest nearly $1.5 million in an asset and then shortly thereafter sell it for much less. Unfortunately, although we believe it is a bad deal, it also a done deal. There is a binding contract in place between the parties. It’s informative to look at some important provisions of this contract to see just why it’s such a bad deal as it is currently proposed.
In February of 2006, Chris Allison wrote that the utility sale “results in nearly 2 1/2 million to LHCC….” But he omitted that almost 50% of this amount is contingent on an aggressive building program and therefore may never be received at all.
Many have wondered why Chris Allison and some Board members do such a good job of taking care of Miller & Smith. The answer: they’re partners. Have a listen to Chris Allison: