2008-11-21 / Letters

Dayton Beach Park Woes

Dear Editor,

I am an avid reader of The Wave, especially its letter section and editorial pages, and although I usually enjoy reading them, I must admit, I was disgusted to read the comments of Maralyn Kaufman, a former Dayton Beach Park #1 co-op board member in the November 7 edition (Find a Solution and Move Forward.) The Wave readers should be aware that Ms. Kaufman was one of the leaders of a group of board members who orchestrated the largest co-op deficit in the 45-year history of the cooperative. To make matters worse, her group misled Dayton residents by hiding millions of dollars of unpaid bills that were only exposed by the sharp reporting of The Wave. It is because of Ms. Kaufman and her group (Joanne Smith, Anne Lyons, Maryanne Lane, and many others) that Dayton residents will have to pay a new astronomical maintenance increase of 24 percent in 2009.

So in short, Ms. Kaufman is one of the last people in Dayton who should be commenting on our new board or "solutions." The shareholders of Dayton found a solution when we elected new board members and ensured Ms. Kaufman finished in 17th and 19th place respectively in the two times she ran for re-election. Their time of mismanaging the co-op into destruction is over and thanking goodness it is.


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