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Thursday, August 14, 2008
Laguna Woods Village - Having Fun in Paradise?
August 14, 2008
In a recent letter to the editor, community activist (some may call him a disgruntled homeowner), Mike Curtis raises questions about the community's property management company's motives in obtaining a general building contractors license, and asserts that "Professional Community Management, Inc. is a corporation formed exclusively for the management of our home owners associations. Our management agreements specify this, and further that our General Manager is not supposed to be doing other business activities - particularly within our community and using our resources (remember, we own everything - office space, all equipment, telephones, files - we own it all)"
We have asked property management company representatives to comment on Mr. Curtis' conclusion, but have yet to hear from them.
Mr Curtis' letter prompted another community activist to ask rhetorically:
"Since it seems to be in the best interest of (?who?) for PCM to get a General Contracting License (obviously (?) to do contracting work for LWV) maybe they should get a "Roofing License" so that they can do our roofing, too. Let's see now, if we do our own general building contracting our costs are based on a "zero based budget" (per the GM) with no overhead included. If this new entity is doing our work, would PCM (a for profit company) charge us overhead (profit), or do Disbro and Olsen work for nothing?"
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