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Meet the BRRA Candidates

OCTOBER 1, 2018

Monday, October 8, 6 PM
Lakeside Conference Center

All Barefoot Resort Residential Owners Association owners are invited to attend the Barefoot Resort Residential Association Board of Directors Meeting October 8th at 4pm and Meet the Candidates at 6pm.

Three current Board member terms expire on December 31, 2018. Additionally, there is one (1) vacancy due to the loss of one of the Board Members. It is therefore necessary to elect three new Board Members, one from the Single Family Village, one from the Multi-Family Village, and two Directors at Large. The newly elected Board Members representing the Single Family Village and the Mutli-Family Village will serve a two (2) year term that will begin on January 1, 2019. The newly elected Director at Large receiving the highest number of votes will serve a two (2) year term and the Director at Large receiving the second highest number of votes will serve a one (1) year term. Both terms will begin on January 1, 2019.

Below you will find a brief resume as provided by each candidate wishing to serve as a Director at Large. Each unit may cast two (2) votes for the Director at Large position./p>

NOMINATING SLATE OF CANDIDATES: Director at Large

Richard Newton - Cypress Bend - Full Time Resident starting Jan 2019

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
Overall understanding rules, regulations and implementing new ideas for things needing to be addressed.  Preserve the overall community problem solving.

Cypress Bend board member for 5 years.  Currently on the board.  Construction building maintenane, rules and regulations.  

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
Rules, regulations and preserving Barefoot for many years to come.  


Jerome Saxon - Leatherleaf - Full Time Resident

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
Successful career in sales, management and contract negotiations.

Served a president of Leatherleaf HOA, worked with board members to open lines of communication with residents, organized service centers and ensure residents are provided with all information to fully understand board plans and allow for resident input, worked with Ponderosa Management to negotiate and issue contracts.

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
A lack of transparency coupled with no input from residents creates a toxic atmosphere and it makes the board ineffective in giving resident support.  A clear lack of clarity and vision for Barefoot which can and will lead to a deprecation in property value.  


Gregory Snow - Brookstone – Full Time Resident

What talents or expertise do you think you can bring to the Board?
I've been a continuous HOA member since the mid-80s. Barefoot is my 5th HOA community which included condominium, single-family, and part-time residential communities. I feel my background as members of diverse HOAs gives me a well-rounded understanding the range of BRRA needs. I retired from a 37-year corporate engineering career in hi-tech quality-oriented global manufacturing (TRW, Motorola, Medtronic) which included departmental and capital management. I will bring quality and best practice expertise to the board.

At Barefoot, I've participated on the Emergency Preparedness and Website Committees. I have been Voting Member for the Brookstone neighborhood. Additionally, I have experience on the board of a private good old boys' club (Harley Owners Group).

What do you see as the main issue(s) currently facing the Board?
Member Inclusion. Transparency. Competent legal guidance. Incomplete, conflicting, and seriously outdated governing documents.

 

Only one nomination was submitted for the election of the Multi-Family representative and the Single Family representative.

Ken Skelly, Clearwater Bay, will be elected by acclimation to serve as the Multi-Family Director

 

Bill Schulz, Oak Pointe, will be elected by acclimation to serve as the Single Family Director.

 

Key Election Dates:

 

October 1

Voting ballots mailed to owners

October 8

Meet the Candidates Open Forum for all owners

December 6

Completed ballots must be received by mail at Ponderosa by noon

January 1

Newly elected begin terms

 
As per the documents, the election is to be held via mail. The ballots will be mailed to you on October 1; you must return ballots by 12:00 pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Votes will be counted and tallied the afternoon of December 6, 2018. We cannot accept ballots that are faxed or emailed to our office.
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Association Office at 843-399-9888.