Website owned & operated
by Ralph Cosetta
1097 Santo Antonio Dr. Unit
69, Colton, CA 92324
Disclaimer: My personal
views expressed here have not been reviewed or approved by anyone else.
I am a Park Mediterrania homeowner with some
concerns that were ignored by both the previous Board of Directors and Euclid
Management so I first expressed them in letters and flyers that I distributed
five times door-to-door. One of the
times, during the asphalt paving, I knocked on the doors and spoke with about
70 of the residents who almost all were very unhappy about the board and
Euclid. After Alex Taylor, the previous
President, at the 4/29/04 Board of Directors meeting discussed his Budget
Analysis and admitted his board had mismanaged the money, I decided still
another way to express my concerns would be to start up this web site and have
many pages of information up for your viewing.
As you know the web site was advertised by taping on all the mail box
doors calling cards describing it and also flyers on the sides of the mail box
stands. I want to have many pages of
info up for your viewing. Please come
back regularly for updates. If anyone
has any information they want to contribute to this web site or has noticed any
factual errors, please contact me. Thank
you for the supporting e-mails that I have been receiving at my new e-mail
address. I also was active in going
door-to-door with committee members gathering signatures on the petition
requesting the Special Meeting of the Members to vote on removal of the
previous Board of Directors, personally handed to the past President of the
Board our petition, authored the 8/12/04 letter to the homeowners giving Some
Reasons for Removal of the Board of Directors,
created the proxy on the back of the letter and went door-to-door with
committee members gathering signatures on that proxy.
Park Mediterrania Governing Documents:
Rules and Regulations:
The Bylaws and CC&R's are searchable meaning
their 'find' feature works, but one must have Adobe's Acrobat Reader version
5.0 or higher to use this feature. If
you need to upgrade your Adobe Reader, go to http://www.adobe.com/and
download it for free. It is common for
Adobe's pdf files on the Internet to open rather slowly. When the pdf files
open it is best to use Adobe's menu rather than your browser's menu to make
selections. Euclid Management sells the
governing documents at up to $1.00 per page.
I paid them $100.00 to get the HOA package which includes a few more
things such as a year's Minutes.
10/16/04 I went to Euclid Management Company's semi-annual Homeowners
Association Management seminar in Pomona at the Sheraton Suites Fairplex. Giving the seminar were 4 people including
Jon Epsten of Epsten Grinnell & Howell, Attorneys at Law. Just as Park Mediterrania pays for a CPA to
do an Independent Auditors' Report, Park Mediterrania needs a law firm
independent of Euclid Management to represent this HOA interests. Euclid Management including Jon Epsten of
Epsten Grinnell & Howell, Attorneys at Law, to jointly give the seminar
shows a close relationship between those two businesses which may not be in
Park Mediterrania's best interest. That
Law firm representing Park Mediterrania has billed this HOA for communication
between them and Euclid Management.
What if this HOA has a problem with Euclid Management, can they go to
that law firm supposedly representing us for an independent opinion? No.
Did Euclid Management recommend to the Board of Directors that law firm
to represent Park Mediterrania? Does
that law firm recommend Euclid as a management company? Are there a conflict of interests here?
Must Read: Mismanagement of Park Mediterrania by Alex
Taylor's Board of Directors and Euclid Management. The August 2004 Financial Analysis Statement in the Board's
monthly packet showed only partial payments could be made on 3 of the 4 utility
bills and for the 2nd month in a row "Operating cash is less than 1
months' budgeted expenses." The
previous board and Euclid Management were fiscally irresponsible in the last 2
years spending money like there was no tomorrow.
Article VI page 7 "Section 2. Duties It shall be the duty of the
board:" page 9 "(e) To cause the common area to be maintained and to
perform such other obligations respecting maintenance as are set forth in the
Declaration." Look around the
complex. Does it look like the common
area has been maintained?
10/21/04 was the new board's second Board of Directors meeting.
9/23/04 was the new board's first Board of Directors meeting.
9/9/04 the Park Mediterrania Homeowners Association Special Meeting of the
Members was held,
board was removed (recalled) and new board was elected.
letter to Euclid Management from a committee member requesting financial
documents was ignored.
Amenities comparison between Park Mediterrania HOA and Casa Mediterrania
8/19/04 was Alex Taylor's Final Board of Directors meeting
letter to Park Mediterrania Homeowners about HOA is still in very serious
and 7/04 exodus from Park Mediterrania spurred by Alex Taylor's
Board of Directors mismanaging the money.
6/17/04 at the Board of Directors meeting-petition for removal handed to
letter unbelievable: Alex Taylor's Board of
Directors 5/28/04 letter claiming some of the reasons for the association dues
increase are due to the increase in all of the utility costs.
5/20/04 and 6/3/04 protest meetings of concerned homeowners.
legal definitions including gross mismanagement.
of Speech - Actor Burt Ward, former "Batman" television star, sued
the Press-Enterprise for libel contending he had been defamed in an
article. A judge dismissed the case on
a state statue that protects against lawsuits meant to chill free speech.
relevant background info about myself.
Park Mediterrania pictures including an aerial view
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