On November 20, 2012, Castle & Cooke informed the District that they would be discontinuing their funding for staffing of the Main Privacy Gate effective January 1, 2013. The cost (approximately $50,000 annually) for continuation of privacy gate staffing at the present levels (Sunday-Thursday, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm; Friday-Saturday 6:45 am – 11:00 pm) would have to be borne by the District.
The Board of Directors placed this matter on the December 16, 2012 CSD Board Agenda in order to provide an opportunity for discussion amongst themselves and with members of the public in an effort to determine what approach would best serve the community.
Discussion of the possible approaches to be taken included: 1) continuing the current staffing level; 2) reducing the current staffing level; 3) leaving the privacy gate closed and unattended 24 hours a day; 4) leaving the privacy gate open and unattended during business hours for construction/golf/restaurant operations (6:45 am to no later than 9:00 pm); 5) exploring the possibility of installing new privacy access points (gate arms) at the entrance to the two (2) residential areas; and 6) Closing the gates, but staff them from 6:45 am – 9:00 pm daily. Some of these options may result in a reduction of services or an additional monetary assessment (after a ballot measure) that would be borne by Saddle Creek property owners.
After lengthy discussion by the Board of Directors with extensive input from a number of residents who were in attendance, the Directors determined that since this matter was of significant interest to the community final action would be deferred until the regular CSD Board meeting of January 15, 2013. This would allow opportunity for additional input from interested residents. As a result of this determination, the Board added $5,000 to the FY 2013 CSD Budget to pay for gate staffing costs from January 1, 2013 through January 31, 2013.
Interested members of the community are encouraged to attend the January 15, 2013 Meeting (starts at 2 PM at the Lodge) of the CSD Board of Directors and make your position on the matter known. If you are not able to attend the meeting, but would like to express support for one of the six options as outlined above you may complete the poll below. You can read the current Privacy Gate Rules here.
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