Tagged: TS Circus
August 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm #2794Dan CohenKeymaster
Dear Tower Shores Homeowners,
By now, you may be aware a meeting has been called on 8/24/19 by a segment of our community to vote on a change in our rule about dogs on the beach. Let me start by acknowledging that this is an issue that probably has festered for a while and has not been dealt with in a timely manner by our governance processes (e.g. annual homeowner’s meeting).
At the same time, we do have processes in place in our by-laws that are meant to ensure involvement of all of our unit owners, particularly on a sensitive issue like changing rules on our beach. The calling of Beach Association meetings, whether annual or special meetings, must follow certain steps as laid out in our by-laws. The meeting on 8/24/19 has not followed these steps. Most significantly, all homeowners have not been notified of the meeting. Any decision that is made at this meeting is not binding on the Beach Association and will not result in a rule change.
We have reached out to the leaders of this meeting to inform them about the process for establishing meetings as laid out in the by-laws. The Board, at its meeting on 8/12/19, discussed this topic and expressed its interest in actively working on this issue. The best way to address such possible rule changes is at our next annual homeowner’s meeting on May 24, 2020. In the recent past, we approved a no smoking rule and turned down a rule banning canopies/tents on the beach. We have invited the leaders of this group to work with us on bringing this issue to the homeowners next spring. It will ensure involvement of all unit owners and provide time for everybody to consider the pros/cons of the issue. We will keep the community informed as we move forward on this topic.
Ken Hunter, President, Tower Shores Beach Association
August 18, 2019 at 4:19 pm #2795Mike StangParticipant
Ken. I agree with you as far as wanting to address this issue during the annual meeting however in 2018 annual meeting ther were many people addressing this issue and the board said the community would vote on this issue in the 2019 meeting. In 2019 annual meeting the board said there were to many other important issues and they tabled the dog issue. The reason for the meeting on the 24th is that the community doesn’t feel it will be heard at the annual meeting because of the past experience. I think if you guarantee a vote in May then I don’t think the meeting on the 24 is necessary
August 19, 2019 at 2:13 pm #2797Margery BonafedeParticipant
Dog poop on beach today. At the edge of the slight shelf. Right where everyone sites, digs, and plays. This is just one reason why dogs cannot be on the beach. I have a lovely photo but am not finding a way to attach it.
Nor do I have a way to clean it up. Currently one of our purple sand shovels is marking it so no one steps in it. And no, I’m not going to use my kid’s shovel to deal with it.
August 30, 2019 at 11:48 pm #2859Adam RashidiParticipant
Thank you for letting me know! Texting me directly was the right thing to do.
I’d rather scoop it up than have any third party come in contact with it.
(Sorry again to your husbands foot for not getting there quicker!)
If you see an abandoned poo, please shoot me a quick text with an approximate location, and if possible, find something to mark it off- to draw more attention to it, & hopefully help everyone else avoid it.
If you see someone leave poo behind -please take a picture of the person & dog to show me, or make note of a few of their distinguishing characteristics – so that I can track down the poop, & then the poopetrator (to engage them in some light shaming).
August 19, 2019 at 2:48 am #2796James CrawfordParticipant
I’m an avid horseman. Do the folks who want to open the beach to dogs mind if I ride my horse there, too? Granted, the average horse produces 22 pounds of manure per day, but I’m sure it’ll wash away after awhile. Best of all, there’s no law against it. Tally ho!
P.S. — Did I mention that I have a pet chimpanzee?
August 31, 2019 at 12:18 am #2861Adam RashidiParticipant
There are no rules against horses on our beach.
Many of us would love to meet your horse and chimpanzee!
I would only ask that you please carry out everything that you & Seabiscuit carry in, and keep her on leash (on bridle?) whenever you’re in TS common areas.
Please let me know when you’ll be bringing your equine & troglodyte friends to the beach! Sounds like a great photo opp!
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