Fri, 2 Jun 2006 22:38:43 EDT
today's Canyon Life, there was an article about Lyle Schlieder's leaving the
BOD. Lyle was quoted as follows: "There are no patrols anymore. I am
not sure if what we are dealing with is just a pretty face at the gate that
we pay a lot of money for." So is that the "compelling offer"
that the BOD received from UPS? Is this what security in Coto de Caza
has been reduced to? If a member of the BOD does not know what is going on
with the security company in Coto, then who does?
Friday, June 2 at 5:30 PM, the line to get into Coto at the west gate was
backed-up to Antonio. After finally getting to the gate, I saw that the pole
for the left gate was lying on the ground, the middle gate was blocked off
and the pole for the middle gate was lying on the ground, and the only gate
open for residents with transponders to go through was the right gate which
is the slowest gate we have. There was a gate attendant doing the usual job
of getting visitors through the left gate, but nobody attending to the
center lane and the right lane. Has the staff of UPS been reduced so greatly
that there is no one to come out of the guard house and try to get residents
in, or do UPS employees just not know how to function in out-of-the ordinary
So Mr. Varo and Mr. Klug, I must ask you once again, where is the over $1.5
million dollars budgeted for security going? Is anybody on the BOD or in
Keystone monitoring the continuing lack of security in Coto? Is it true that
a security consultant been hired for Coto, or is this just another rumor,
and if so, what has he contributed to betterment of Coto de Caza? Why are
the CC&Rs not being enforced in Coto any more, ie. on the street
parking, trash dumpsters allowed to be left on the street and not in
driveways, business signs placed along major Coto streets? We do not want
the standards upon which Coto de Caza was built to be ignored. We do not
want our property values to decline because of poor service, lack of
security or lack of enforcement! If either of you are not aware of what is
going on here and since both of you have refused to walk around Coto and see
what I see while walking in Coto, I will offer to gladly drive both of you
around Coto and show you the lack of enforcement.
I eagerly await your response.
we applaud Lyle for stepping down - it was the right thing to do, since it
has been obvious that the board did not listen to a thing Lyle had to say.
same line you cite caught our eye- particularly since when Lyle was
appointed to the board, he endorsed the change from Securitas to UPS, and
endorsed the board’s stance with regards to public safety, as "going
in the right direction..". He
in fact blamed traffic accidents as mostly due to soccer moms – all this
also reported by the OCR.
that time we asked Lyle whether he had been involved in due diligence in the
hiring of UPS, but he never responded.
recently we asked the board to re-direct UPS to become more active, since
the mandate from the board to UPS has been to keep a low profile.
Predictably, no one from Keystone or UPS responded.
if Lyle did not agree with the mandate to UPS, why did he not mention this
during board meetings? Why did
he not mention this to anyone else?
is the reason why we are starting a move to recall Mitch Hill: Even though there will be substantive changes with the
addition of Yocham and Zipperman to the board, they will at best be
dead-locked since Hill rarely attends board meetings.
The worse case scenario is that Zipperman and Yocahm will not agree
with the board, but Hill will be able to cast the deciding vote!