Re: calculating dues
From: Diana Carroll (dianaecarrollgmail.com)
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 10:26:10 -0800 (PST)
Liz's description is correct -- if it would be helpful for anyone to know
more detail, I'd be happy to share our actual budget so you see how we've
divvied it up.  Let me know off list.

Diana
Trustee for Mosaic Commons

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 1:22 PM Elizabeth Magill <pastorlizm [at] gmail.com>
wrote:

> Yes. We have two dues--HOA which covers plowing and water and sewer and
> insurance and is set at percentage interest each home has in the community.
> (We are a condo.)
> (The "affordable" homes in our community own a lower percentage interest.)
>
> Then we have "Coho" dues that cover all the items that make us community.
> Furniture replacement and washer/dryers and the bouncy house at memorial
> day and sparkling cider for new years and the garden, the hot tub, most of
> the landscaping. Lawn mowers.
> Coho dues are sliding scale.
> We make a budget, calculate the average, ask for pledges, ask again if we
> don't have enough.
> People are encouraged to consider how much they use common resources and
> how much they can afford.
> Minimum bid is 5% of the average.
>
> For relative costs you should know that I'm in a middle sized home and HOA
> dues are $500 or so, and the average Coho dues we are aiming for for 2021
> $77.
>
> So it doesn't *really* balance the costs, but it helps some.
>
> Liz
>
> On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 1:02 PM Susan Rohrbach via Cohousing-L <
> cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> wrote:
>
> > Hi
> > We here at Sonora cohousing are reconsidering how dues are calculated. We
> > would like to know if any communities take values into consideration when
> > formulating dues structures.
> >
> > Among our questions, are there any decisions based on trying to help out
> > those in financial need? Are dues based on house size, # of people or
> some
> > other formula?
> > Thanks in advance
> > Susan RohrbachTucson
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> -Liz
> (The Rev. Dr.) Elizabeth Mae Magill
> Pastor, Ashburnham Community Church
> Minister to the Affiliates, Ecclesia Ministries
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