On Monday, September 15, 2008, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Dayton's Board of Directors held a maintenance increase hearing at 4 p.m. Hoping shareholders were still at work, and would not be able to attend. But they were wrong, dead wrong.
To the surprise of the board members and myself, the hall was jam packed, standing room only packed.
Speaker after speaker after speaker (this went on for hours) spoke out to denounce the board members and the maintenance increase, and demanded a major investigation into why our water bill is not paid, why the board overborrowed money from the bank two years ago and won't tell what happened to the over-borrowed money,
why our water bill was not paid. Where's our money?We pay our maintenance fee every month and we have our receipts to prove it. Don't punish us, punish the guilty, the board members who got us in this mess. INVESTIGATE.
There are other ways to make money without raising our maintenance bill. Two years ago I spoke to a couple of board members about installing housing cell towers on our roofs. The Surfside Manor on Beach 95 Street is housing cell towers and is profiting from it. The suggestion was even printed in The Wave on October 27, 2006. Nothing ever came of it. And I am surprised The Wave never carried the story about the meeting at The Knights of Columbus Hall.
If our maintenance increase is allowed, we won't be affordable anymore. To Grady and McLean, You Got My Vote!