Unfortunately, some community associations have curmudgeons – bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous people who treat the board of directors, managers and residents with disrespect, derision and sometimes even contempt. These individuals believe they are always right and that they can always do a better job than those in charge.
Curmudgeons, regrettably, do exist.
Save money. Build community. Use volunteers. But consider the risks and shortcomings first.
A kindly retired neighbor crafted a small wood shelter for the children who shivered in the Colorado elements as they waiting for the school bus each morning. A grateful association board thought it would be a good idea to make sure the man was insured in case something went wrong. The insurance agent said, “Whoa.”