Tropicana Co-op to Meet with the Tropicana Homeowners Association Regarding the Proposed Rent Increase for 2013

We have received word that the Tropicana Home Owners Association will be meeting with the Tropicana Co-op to discuss the proposed rent increase for 2013.  If you click on the link below, you can see the actual post on the THA website.

The announcement was made by the THA president Bob Van Fleet who said that the meeting will take place on October 26, 2012 and will be attended by members of the THA board and by the Tropicana Co-op Inc.

He also said, “Homeowners, please understand that the upcoming meeting scheduled for October 26, 2012 regarding the rent increase for 2013 is a meeting being held solely between the negotiating parties which includes representatives from your THA Board and representatives from Tropicana Co-op Inc. ”


Bob Van Fleet,
President, THA

—Paul Goldfinger, editor

CLICK ON THIS LINK:      THA website

13 thoughts on “Tropicana Co-op to Meet with the Tropicana Homeowners Association Regarding the Proposed Rent Increase for 2013

  1. Paul, so glad to hear the two will meet and anxious for fun in the sun. Please let us know after meeting on October 26th. Hoping that both the THA and Co-op will be able to clear the air and make our stay this season more enjoyable. We are all there as someone once claimed “old farts enjoying the sun and amenities that the Tropicana has to offer”.

  2. I won’t be there. I am hoping that someone who goes will share the information with the Forum. So far I am batting zero with the Trop officials who seem determined not to tell the Forum anything. I depend on citizen reporters to champion a free press in the Tropicana Immobile Manor Co-op. Paul

  3. Just who is it that wants the rent increase? I thought it was Newby that was asking for the increase. Is it the shareholders? Why? What expenses went up so much?

    Should be interesting….I wish I could afford to go down there and attend. Please, someone, share with us the outcome. I guess the animosity goes on and on and on…..Thanks to Paul and all those who participate so that we can ALL be informed about our home away from home.

  4. Secrets and more secrets. For some reason, anyone who is an official loves to leave the residents in the dark. How do you think this separation of owners and homeowners exists? Can it ever mend? Not sure.

    If you are not there for the meeting, maybe the Co-op will post something in the Community Center for all residents. It would be kind to hear it from the owners rather than gossip and more gossip.

  5. Please keep in mind that the only people who can attend this meeting are the board members and not the general members. Hopefully they will let us know the results right away!

  6. would really love some info on how the ‘special mtg.’ panned out. being a mere RENTER, and being up north, we feel left in the dark (and not from the storm, either). p.s. glad your back on line, Paul

  7. Why couldn’t the president of the THA have posted on his website the results of the meeting?? Many of us asked nicely for results of the much antisipated meeting, two weeks later still nothing? I found the results in the Nov. newsletter on the back page…..
    Newby walked out of the meeting because THA brought legal representation. Hopefully to meet later…
    THAT’s IT??? Paul has been so busy with his own hometown problems,we understand. But this was a time for you Mr. Van Fleet with your THA website to post and keep us informed. Why have a THA if you don’t monitor the forum to see what questions people are asking?
    Please respond..

  8. The meeting never was.. The Co-op group walked out since THA had legal representation and they did not. Didn’t you get the most recent “Tropicana Topics”? Basically the newsletter had little blips from different officers about all the issues we have been discussing and it all was blown off for one reason or another. Not good. You can read all about it here:

  9. 1). would some body clarify our status for me ? a) we OWN the mobile home that’s located in this park, b) we pay a MONTHLY RENTAL FEE for the lot on which it’s located. what are we? shareholders? homeowners? strictly renters? as you can see…we bought in without really understanding what it all would mean.
    2). “back home…north” would you (or somebody) kindly share with us the back page you referred to?
    3). if the THA is uncomfortable about posting the meeting info on the website, confer with the ‘legal rep’, but give us something.

  10. As I understand it, since no one has answered any of my posted questions. People who pay rent and own their mobile are eligible to join the THA (however one does that). Others paid big bucks up front to buy their lot in Tropicana hence becoming partial owners in the Co-op and a bigger voice in it’s running. They are the shareholders.

    Newby was hired by the Co-op to manage the whole thing.(please correct me if i’m wrong here….)

    That’s the whole problem I’ve surmised that the share holders and THA members are in two different camps and don’t communicate.

    Hopefully with this fine forum we can figure out a way to use this tool effectively.We can ask and the right people will respond to peoples issues and problems and joy’s!

    As for the back page I was referring too, click on the above response from “kitty” to the tropicana News link. Every month on the Tropicana website there is a link to read it; “tropicana” is the homeowners password. No one ever told me this; I just had to figure it out.

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