What is a Maintenance assessment?

What is a Maintenance assessment?

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Old 05-11-2019, 02:05 PM
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We need to keep this discussion on topic before it is closed by the moderators.

The maintenance assessments are an important topic here in The Villages and unfortunately many if not most either do not understand or are misinformed about them.

There are a lot of scare tactics, intentional omissions of information, and in some cases misinformation being used by some to further their own agenda. It is unfortunate that this is happening.

The information to understand this as well as the bond and amenities fees are all publicly available from reliable sources as well as from your District Supervisors, public meetings, and District Staff. Please use them.

If we take the time to see what we get for our combined maintenance and amenities fees of about $2371 a year - average maintenance fee is $511 and the maximum amenities fee of $155x12 or $1860 - Our package is substantially greater than almost any other you will find. No it doesn't include cable or lawn service (what a nightmare that would be to manage) that some HOAs do, but for less than $200/month it is pretty good and makes for a great community. It does not suffer for the political infighting that afflict many HOAs and we have the protection of state regulation and oversight of the governmental bodies responsible.

The biggest enemy to our system is misinformation and ignorance, both of are easily combated with just a little effort by the individual.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:16 PM
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We need to keep this discussion on topic before it is closed by the moderators.

The maintenance assessments are an important topic here in The Villages and unfortunately many if not most either do not understand or are misinformed about them.

There are a lot of scare tactics, intentional omissions of information, and in some cases misinformation being used by some to further their own agenda. It is unfortunate that this is happening.

The information to understand this as well as the bond and amenities fees are all publicly available from reliable sources as well as from your District Supervisors, public meetings, and District Staff. Please use them.

If we take the time to see what we get for our combined maintenance and amenities fees of about $2371 a year - average maintenance fee is $511 and the maximum amenities fee of $155x12 or $1860 - Our package is substantially greater than almost any other you will find. No it doesn't include cable or lawn service (what a nightmare that would be to manage) that some HOAs do, but for less than $200/month it is pretty good and makes for a great community. It does not suffer for the political infighting that afflict many HOAs and we have the protection of state regulation and oversight of the governmental bodies responsible.

The biggest enemy to our system is misinformation and ignorance, both of are easily combated with just a little effort by the individual.
The voice of Fact and Reason-- drats
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:45 PM
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Question To Old to spend time on Games.

I am not going to wast time on a discussion that is playing games. A simple question regarding the funding of a park has led to some pretty lengthy invested time that seems out of proportion to the question. Most of the responses were targeted to avoiding the answer and at least in one case an attempt to get rid of it by having he Moderator remove the question. And, also in one case a final response that it was not funded by the Amenities. What a shame as confusing the facts is as bad as hiding it. See note that said yes it was not billed to the "fun" but rather the maintenance category and then move on with life. OK, I agree kill the Thread and move on as it has been made a game and therefore a wast of time. This was not meant to imply the Controller or whoever was doing anything intentional. It was to point out that accounts are important to charging and accountabililty metholology.
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:11 PM
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“The maintenance assessments are an important topic here in The Villages and unfortunately many if not most either do not understand or are misinformed about them.”

I have been following this thread and it has been very informative. It was an excellent question. I would not have thought to ask myself. Your clear answers let me think that I understand the available information on the park, and how it has been funded, to my satisfaction even if I am a total newbie to the process.
Don, thank you for your patience. And your many sided approaches to the question.

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Old 05-11-2019, 04:21 PM
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It's a darn shame, idn't it... ruining a perfectly good rant.
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:40 PM
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Smile Got it now thanks

I now understand what the Maintenance fee is for. Thanks for the explanation of the difference between Maintenance fee ,Bond and amenity fee. Sorry the thread went a little askew.
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