2008-02-22 / Letters

Shocked And Saddened At Dayton Beach Park

Dear Editor,

As a long-time Dayton Beach Park resident I am shocked and saddened at the behavior of some of our former board members during the recent election process.

Our first election was held in November during our annual meeting. An overwhelming majority of residents voted all of the incumbent board members out. Unwilling to accept defeat graciously, the majority of our board voted in closed session to throw out the election results and hold a new election at the end of January.

When the results of the second election upheld the first and resulted in all of the incumbent Board Members being voted out again, several of the losing Board Members demanded a recount of the votes. They were granted their request, a full recount was done and the result did not change.

At this point, after two elections, three recounts and four months, any reasonable person would imagine that the losing board members would accept the results, congratulate the winners and move on with their lives until the next Board election, right? WRONG. The former members have instead opted to hold back the co-op from desperately needed repairs and improvements, stalling the new board's progress by creating chaos before its first meeting.

Last week, residents received a barrage of flyers listing new accusations and attempting to justify the past board's actions. This past weekend, the now former board members were found knocking on doors and soliciting shareholders to remove the newly elected board members before holding a meeting.

Not only do these actions exhibit immaturity, they prove a total disregard for the residents and the co-op, which are likely the reasons why so many residents decided to vote these individuals out in the first place. In short, Dayton's former board members really should take their cues from the evergreen tree and GROW UP!

M. MARTINEZ DAYTON BEACH PARK

SHAREHOLDER

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