By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities
How many times have we heard homeowners, Community Association Managers and attorneys lament about apathy in HOAs? A quick Google search on “HOA Apathy” results in dozens of articles on the subject. Few attend annual meetings, so there’s never a quorum. No one wants to serve on the Association’s board. Does anyone actually read emails, newsletters, or the website?
Well, a group of 9 homeowners in Shadowmoss Plantation HOA (near Charleston, SC) stepped up to the plate. They were unhappy with the long-time incumbent 7-member board, especially after their HOA lost a great deal of money in a widespread alleged embezzlement scheme by Marshland Communities management company. (If you missed it, here’s the blog on Karen Colie of Marshland, and the investigation underway, involving up to 50 different Association Governed Communities in South Carolina.)
The golf community has been divided over the board’s…
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