Re: Getting the work done
From: R Philip Dowds (
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 08:03:57 -0800 (PST)
But how do donations fit in, exactly?  Is the idea that you've already 
collected, via assessments, the $12K for the play structure -- but then suggest 
that donations are welcome, so as to not over-deplete the savings account?  Or 
do you make a special assessment for $6K, hoping that the especially interested 
will volunteer the shortfall?   Or, do some people just like to put extra money 
forward for projects they find particularly appealing?


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On Nov 15, 2012, at 9:58 AM, Sharon Villines <sharon [at]> 

> Capital Improvement is savings for things we don't have and are adding. A new 
> play structure is planned for $12,000. As soon as we decide what we need 
> under it, it will be paid for as a capital improvement. We just added two 
> antennas so each unit can get broadcast TV using Capital Improvement savings. 
> The fence around part of our property was a capital improvement.
> For Capital Improvements we have allowed and sometimes requested donations. 
> Donations not only help with the cost, they can indicate how important the 
> item is to the members who are donating. Members are not contacted 
> individually for donations and names are not published or announced, though 
> we often know who they are.

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