HOA holds meeting at pool in record heat
KTNV Las Vegas
28 July 2016
On a day of record-breaking heat, a valley homeowners' association is holding its regular meeting outside!
The pool might be a good place to take a refreshing swim on a hot day,
but Thursday it is the site of the HOA meeting for the Johnathan Glen
excessive heat warning
"I'm concerned, mainly, because of the excessive heat warning and also
the advisory conditions when we have folks in the community that have
COPD and can't breathe that want to attend this meeting," said David
McCauley, who has lived in his house in this HOA for 17 years.
McCauley says the trees are a key part of this. Pictures show several
pines trees that used to stand around the pool, shading the area.
Since the pictures were taken, McCauley said the HOA had all of those
cut-down. In fact, he said they cut down 28 pine trees like these
around the community and the controversial issue is back on the agenda
"There's no shade at all and you're just going to melt and get sick," said Barb Bergman, an original homeowner in the HOA.
the HOA is holding the meeting outside to deter them
McCauley and Bergman each have one of the remaining pines near their
houses and think the HOA is holding the meeting outside to deter them
and other homeowners who want to see these trees stay.
Barbara Boggs is another original homeowner and said she would be placing herself in danger going to the meeting.
"They would probably be calling 911 to send an ambulance after me and
if that's what it takes, then I guess I'm going to have to go," said
13 Action News went to the HOA management company, Nicklin Property
Managment. But when we showed up, everyone went in their office and
shut the doors and the receptionist told us no one was available.
McCauley has done everything he can. He has reported his HOA to the
Common Interest Community Ombudsman and even tried mediation.
Now, he and his neighbors have to look at getting rid of the current board through elections.
According the Nathan's Business
meetings, a corporation meeting has to be held with the comfort of the
attendees in mind. It is possible that a meeting held outside in the
hot sun would not pass a court challenge. The owners may need to hire
an experienced lawyer.