JL POA Proposed Amendment Summary
** To change/amend the Jonathan’s Landing POA’s Amended and Restated Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions, a two-thirds affirmative vote is required of all those voting.
Below, you will find four proposed amendments to the current JLPOA Covenants and Restrictions. The formal amendment ballot will be included in your Annual Meeting packet and can be returned to the POA before or at the Annual Meeting on March 19, 2019. The purpose of this is to merely provide a brief overview to help understand the “why” behind these proposed changes:
Currently you receive a bill from JLPOA for your general quarterly assessment. Additionally, a separate bill from JL Cable is sent out for your basic Hotwire cable/internet services. If you have anything beyond the basic Hotwire package, such as additional boxes or other premium services, Hotwire will send a second bill to you directly for these optional services. Currently, the POA documents only allow for assessments that are equal to each member. This amendment will allow the POA to include the basic JL Cable/Hotwire services fee to be included in the quarterly POA assessment, thereby saving a significant portion of the overhead fee.
The second amendment is similar to the first but does not specifically refer to any one item. The idea is that if other charges might apply to only a specific group of homeowners and the service was coordinated by the POA, the charges could be billed through the POA. An example of this could be the recent dredging of the salt waterways. Each homeowner that wanted additional dredging had to deal with the contractor individually. If this amendment had been in place, the POA could have handled it for all homeowners who desired such additional dredging and billed each accordingly.
If a particular village or group of homeowners desires additional services, maintenance or landscaping from a current contractor, which are at a higher level than such provided by the Association, this amendment allows only those hiring such additional services to be billed accordingly on an equal basis.
This amendment is to provide for a contribution to capital upon the transfer of any property within Jonathans Landing. The amount is fixed at one quarter of the annual POA dues (currently this amount would be $685). At present there is no fee for transfer of property.