Hang your hat: May 31, 2012
My thanks to Mason for the wonderful article in the Sun Day newspaper on Thursday, May 17 bringing attention to the upcoming event in September of the Jewelry Faire/Bake Sale in Geneva.
This event helps bring in donations that provide for all the various needs of the animals brought to the shelter every year. With home foreclosures, a slow economy, and contributions down, there are more and more animals being left behind. The Anderson Animal Shelter, opened in 1967, has stayed open due to contributions. We have here in Sun City some of the kindest, most compassionate, and generous people who love animals.
Thank you to those who have donated and to those who plan to. If you want that precious cat or dog, please think about adopting. It is the most rewarding feeling to know you have given a homeless animal a loving home.
For more information and/or to donate, please contact me:
Betty Barnett N.22
12662 Rock Island Trail
We just spent some of your association fees to hire someone to make sure those dreaded little “open house” signs are taken down. How awful that we have to live with those signs for a few hours on the weekend when those crazy people trying desperately to sell their house have signs put out directing potential buyers to their property. Let’s force them to park their cars all over with signs on them instead. Shame on them, it’s against the rules. That’s right, it’s those same rules that were written by the developer that prohibit open house signs and also anyone under 55 years old from purchasing a home. That is, unless you are the developer.
It’s ok for the developer to erect their big permanent signs in the parkways, but let’s make sure the residents don’t destroy the beauty of the neighborhood with those pesky little arrow signs for a few hours. Let’s also be sure we keep the age limit to 55, that is, unless you buy from the developer. Then it’s OK to buy if you’re only 50 years old. We can always hide behind the federal housing rule that states age-restricted communities are required to have 80 percent of the residents aged 55 or older. Look around, do you think we’re anywhere near that level?
If you don’t think living with the rules that were written by the developer affect you, just take a look in the paper at what your model house is selling for. Fact is, the wave of original buyers are reaching the point of the next stage in their life and need to sell. It’s not the typical neighborhood where the wide range of ages brings on a more gradual pace of unforced turnover. We’re a community with a concentrated age group of people that reach a point of forced sale at any price, if necessary. The prices here are starting to reflect that fact.
The time has come to rewrite the rules that were written by the developer, for the developer. We need rules written by the residents, for the residents. Encourage your representatives to take the steps necessary to help preserve your property value–rewrite the rules. Eliminate the sign restriction, and reduce the age restriction to at least 50, if not 45 like some other Del Webb communities. If it is OK for the developer, it should be ok for residents.
And instead of hiring people to hinder you selling your house, we should hire someone to go to local community commerce fairs to promote the Del Webb lifestyle.