I think this is not about the golf course, our readers are on target in their comments on our 9/15 guest post:
Outofsight said: The story that has not been written as yet is how a developer's family and his friends can hold thousands of Homestead residents hostage using Florida laws and by the aid of the elected officials.And:
By not turning over the homeowner associations to independent status, the Latterner family collects money from each homeowner for services, however allows them no final input into the amount collected, the services provided and which companies provide the services. Any sane business would have fired their yard men when they were found to be doing break-ins. The community associations did not have that privilege.
The "Master Association" determines how each homeowner association budget is spent and holds private meetings to deliberate with the sole delegate representing their community. This association has "delegates" that basically get pushed around and then end-up going back to their individual communities to give them the latest bad news. The Master Association is NOT our friend.
Somewhere, there are personal rights being trampled on and there should be an investigation into the stranglehold on the Keys Gate Community.
It would interesting to know what happened to the Shores Clubhouse. The commitment made to homeowners certainly was a breech of contract.
I foresee the general Keys Gate population either losing its common areas (and the rate) or getting new ones that result in their cost-sharing at a higher rate the upkeep of Rosen's community center for his new homes.
The golf course is NOT the issue, people. Thats a diversion. the 19 million dollars in fee waivers and the permit to over build are the issues. No wonder he is able to do what he does.After each neighborhood is built the developer should relinquish control to the Condo association of homeowners. This is not happening. The DRI (Development of Regional Impact) has a flaw that must be fixed. The State and County should fix it and enforce the promises made to the Homeowners about a beautiful golf course. If the Latterner's don't maintain it, they should hand it over to the homeowners. You don't hold on to a community forever developers!!
P.S. A DRI is so big it is deemed to have impact on our 3 counties: Monroe, Miami Dade County and Broward County. Once they approve it the Regional Planning Council should see that it is working. Someone needs to bring this DRI before the council of the 3 counties. County Commissioners Jean Monestime, Xavier Suarez and Juan Zapata are on the Council as are 16 others.