Supports OPA spending proposal
After reading the OPA Board of Directors’ full page ad in your newspaper, I am compelled to respond.
Contrary to what the board stated in the ad, OPA Bylaws actually provide a flexible approach to handle repairs and replacements of facilities in phases if necessary.
Meaning, the ongoing care of our critical infrastructure like our roadways and our bulkheads can continue without the need for annual referendums.
Two years ago, over 800 members signed my petition that suggests lowering board spending authority to a fixed $1 million for any single capital expenditure.
When the OPA rejected our petition, we spent thousands of dollars in legal fees to protect our efforts. The court decided in our favor and ordered that OPA advances our petition question for a referendum vote.
As a result, the entire membership now has the opportunity to vote on this proposed change.
Currently any four board members are able to spend up to about $1.8 million of our money on any single capital expenditure without asking membership for approval.
I am asking our OPA members to please take the time to vote. And please vote “YES” on the proposed change to lower spending authority to $1 million for any single capital expenditure. For further information please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.