Co-op and THA Meeting Ends in Failure. Newby walks out because the THA brought a lawyer.

Here is what was published in the November Tropicana Social Club Newsletter.  It is a statement from Bob Van Fleet of the Tropicana Homeowners Association (THA):

“The THA Statutory Committee met with Newby management on Friday October 26, 2012 for the purpose of rental increase discussion. Because of our legal representation being present, Newby Management walked out of the meeting. The meeting will resume at a later date when Newby Management has legal representation. 

“I continue to hope that as in the past, all residents of Tropicana will continue to work with each other in the continued building of harmony and unity within our community.”

Thank you to Kitty and “Back home up north” for telling us about the item in the Newsletter.   No one involved sent us any detailed information, but that is no surprise.

Today I finally got the chance to read the Newsletter from Dick Krieg.

The health of the Co-op finances/management and the relationship of the THA to the Co-op are significant issues for anyone who lives in the Tropicana Park.  Surely the officials who represent all of us could do better in communicating the facts. We deserve something other than a sound bite.

The people of Tropicana need to demand transparency from their representatives in order to avoid frustration, rumors and anger.

Note that Mr Van Fleet also announced that the THA meeting scheduled for Nov 15 will be rescheduled to Thursday, Dec. 6.  After that, the group will meet, as usual, on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Also the Tropicana Social Club was to have a general meeting on November 5.   Ron  Covington, President of the Co-op Board, was supposed to speak.  Perhaps someone who attended that meeting will tell us what Covington had to say and what the audience had to say to him.  The TSC will have an executive board meeting on Nov 15 at 1 p.m.

Please share the news with your neighbors.

Paul, editor at the