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Again, we as community members we are being asked to vote on whether to “bailout” a private business. To the tune of $6 million over a 15-year contract, negotiated behinds our backs with no input in the decision making process.

At no time were alternate plans or ideas entertained by the governing boards of either the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club or the Twin Lakes Homeowners Association. What it amounts to is an inflated amenities package we won’t or can’t use at any price.

At the last vote (Dec. 10) that failed to get a quorum, we were asked to vote on a contract “sight unseen.” The Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club changed their bylaws so they could rebate dues to a select group of homeowners who live on the fairways, parks and lakes and ensuring a favorable vote. They have also refused to open the books to review by the association members. Would you enter into a business partnership without first reviewing the P&L statements for the previous five years or more? Or be a partner with no value if that business were sold or be excluded as a part of that decision?

Under this agreement presented for this vote the country club owners (187, of which less than 50 live there) could sell off the lands and facilities to developers at any future date with no guarantees attached to our cheerful contributions.

Throughout this process, scare tactics have been used to leverage homeowners to believe that their best interests would be served by following the “agenda” set forth by the HOA and the country club — done without any concern for the rights of the individual homeowners in Twin Lakes.

There is nothing new here. This same game plan has been executed on the 800-plus members of Sunland in Sequim. If this vote goes through, the homeowners of Twin Lakes will face an ever increasing liability with no say as to how their money is spent and how much.

Ted Straub, Twin Lakes

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