Re: Fees for participation
From: Christine Sizer (
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 09:34:35 -0800 (PST)
Our common house cleaning is paid for out of the common house budget.
Currently we pay 2 community members to clean it once a week.  They won't be
able to do this year, I heard, though.  It's a high expense item I was
hoping we could cut.

I did suggest that we do a rotational cleaning system or pay, and some
people said they'd rather kill them selves or prostitute themselves first.
I know I don't want to clean anything extra, either, but I was hoping to
help cut some of that $5000 or whatever it is....

Highline Crossing
Littleton, CO

On 12/12/07, Rob Sandelin <floriferous [at]> wrote:
> Every member of our community pays a  $5 a month ($60 annual) commonhouse
> cleaning fee. Every person is then scheduled for a 3 hour cleaning slot on
> one of 12 monthly teams. Then you choose. You can do the three hours and
> get
> your annual fee refunded, or you can have someone else take your place and
> get paid your annual fee. Sometimes people who find themselves in arrears
> on
> their assessments are happy to take over somebody elses cleaning tasks.
> This sort of pay ahead program is usually easier to collect and has worked
> well for us.
> Rob Sandelin
> Sharingwood
> Snohomish County, WA
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