January 9, 2012

Communicating with Residents

There have been a few recent complaints that this VG News website, VG News' Facebook page, and related neighborhood calendar and email subscription services aren't providing as much information as they should.  My goal for these services has always been to provide as much information as possible in a time frame that is relevant to readers. Even though these services have never been an official, sanctioned arm of any association, a number of people have found them helpful.  Although there have been a few others that've helped post items in the past, I've largely taken this task on by myself.

Recently, I failed to post on the blog that a Master Board of Directors meeting had been rescheduled for Jan. 5 due to the December meeting's lack of quorum.  On Jan. 5, the Master Board briefly discussed the status of the Victor Gardens North Village 5th Addition sub-association.  With Rottlund Homes going out of business, these residents are going through an uncertain time, and I'm sure they would've been interested in attending.  Although I think the meeting had been posted on the VG News calendar for awhile, I didn't specifically post details about the rescheduled Master Board Meeting on the blog until one day before the meeting.

Afterward, a resident insinuated that I or the Master Board had conspired to keep Victor Gardens North Village 5th Addition residents from these meetings. That's just not the case.  

I completely understand the frustration that residents feel when they're not getting the information they want.  Poor communications from Victor Gardens' Developer, CPDC, is what prompted me to start this website way back in 2006-2007.  Since then, I've added services to reach as many people as possible.

As a busy volunteer, I'll try to do better.  I'll redouble my efforts to get every notice and update posted to the blog that I can. I can definitely use help if anyone is interested in volunteering! 

Residents are always welcomed and encouraged to attend Board and Committee Meetings. If there's a topic that's important to you, contact our Community Manager, Kari Miller to ensure that you have time to speak at the next Master Board meeting.