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Broadlands newsletter

Discussion in 'Broadlands Community Issues' started by vacliff, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    I’m wondering what folks would think if Broadlands stopping sending out the monthly newsletter.
    Between the HOA website and the Broadlands Blast emails, all of the information that would be in the newsletter is readily available.
    It costs about $2 per house per month to send it out.
     
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  2. StephNBen

    StephNBen Southern Walk Resident

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    I recycle them almost immediately, I would love to have the HOA save the expense and save a few trees as well.
     
  3. Excelsior

    Excelsior Southern Walk||IMPERIUM IN IMPERIO||

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    I like the newsletter. Please keep it around. It's a professional looking product and shows pride and dedication of HOA staff and gives the neighborhood a positive image.
     
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  4. jaeris

    jaeris New Member

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    I switched to digital only a few years ago, that's all I need.
     
  5. chrisatpc

    chrisatpc New Member

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    If you're looking for cost savings, there's a lot of other areas that could be candidates. The Southern Walk pool house renovation didn't seem entirely necessary IMHO. This part is hearsay, but I've heard of the deck chairs for the pools being replaced (with resort-style wood ones) and the chairs all seemed in good enough shape to me. The tot lot replacements in the last year or so was another one that was being performed ahead of its due.
     
  6. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    I would get rid of the paper copy. I think it's wasteful and impractical when an online version is available. If folks want a paper copy, then they can print it out.
     
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  7. The Broadlands Community

    The Broadlands Community Well-Known Member

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    We encourage being greener and reducing costs and have offered an electronic option for the past several years. If you would like to receive electronic copies only of the newsletter, please email OptOut@ broadlandshoa.com and be sure to include your property address. You will no longer be mailed a hard copy, but will be emailed a link to the online version. This option saves money and valuable natural resources such as trees. We encourage all residents to enroll in paperless newsletters.
     
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  8. The Broadlands Community

    The Broadlands Community Well-Known Member

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    We encourage being greener and reducing costs and have offered an electronic option for the past several years. If you would like to receive electronic copies only of the newsletter, please email OptOut@ broadlandshoa.com and be sure to include your property address. You will no longer be mailed a hard copy, but will be emailed a link to the online version. This option saves money and valuable natural resources such as trees. We encourage all residents to enroll in paperless newsletters.
     
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  9. The Broadlands Community

    The Broadlands Community Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your comments. To clarify, the Southern Walk bath house required renovation for a number of reasons, including issues in the sprinkler and chemical rooms that the county health department required us to address in order to open the facility. There were also safety issues with the showers that required demolition and reconstruction. As for the deck chairs, at this point, only the lifeguard chairs have been upgraded with the resort style chairs made of recycled plastic. The old chairs were rusted and unsafe and they were replaced with upgrades that were more cost effective and would last longer. Reserve funds are set aside for upgrading the 20 year old furniture, but we have not yet invested in those upgrades. Tot lots are upgraded due to safety issues, as the some of the existing lots are 20 years old and no longer comply with current safety standards. The association hires certified playground safety inspectors to survey every tot lot annually and we perform repairs and upgrades as appropriate.
     
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  10. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    I’d like to opt out as I can read the digital copy instead and I typically breeze through it in an hour and then chuck it out.
     
  11. Chsalas

    Chsalas Active Member

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    How does it cost $2 per household. They sell advertisements in this.
     
  12. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    There are three primary components:
    Staff time to put it together, printing company to produce it, and cost to mail it out. It all adds up. I am of the opinion in this day and age it is no longer needed.
     
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  13. T8erman

    T8erman Well-Known Member

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    Kinda hard to "save costs" on money already spent. as for the deck seating and tot lots, best to replace BEFORE something breaks and potentially cause an injury.
     

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