|Re: Dues structure||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 06:17:39 -0600 (MDT)|
Maryann Jones jonema.dwq_po.dwqmain [at] dwq.swrcb.ca.gov is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: fholson@cohousing org To get off cohousing-L, send email with UNSUBSCRIBE COHOUSING-L in the msg body to: listproc [at] cohousing.org Questions? email Fred - addr above -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- Ours (Southside Park Cohousing) are also based on size of home. So even though I have 4-5 people living in my house, I pay the same as every other home with my square footage. If you try to devide by people you get into the issue of how you charge for children. Do roommates get charged the same as permanent residents? What happens when roommates move in and out? Do you charge less when the household is short a roommate? What if the roommate does not use any of the common facilities? I think that our dues structure was set up to be supportive of families. If you charge extra for each kid, that becomes a tax on families. And in our case, it wouldn't be fair. The main expenses out of our homeowners dues are insurance, roofing reserve, painting reserve and money for upkeep. None of those are based on occupancy. You can say that utilities and trash, to an extent, are based on occupancy (we have to have the same exterior lighting regardless of how many people live there), but I would argue that the items that are based on occupancy are a minor portion of the total. Maryann Jones >>> brian <brian [at] trillium-hollow.org> 10/03/99 07:57PM >>> Dear folks, Our community is preparing our annual budget. To date, we have divided the annual budget based exclusively on the square footage of each residence. For example, if I have 1 person in my 1,000 sf home, I pay exactly the HOA (Homeowner's Association) dues as someone with 3 people in an identical 1000 sf home. Or if I have 1 person in my 1,500 sf home, I pay double what 2 people would pay living in a 750 sf home. I should add that all our utilities, HOA and community fees are run through this system I am an accountant and think our fees should be split based on a couple of factors namely square footage and number of people. I am wondering, how do other communities divide dues? Brian Setzler Trillium Hollow Portland, Oregon
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