Re: Cable TV Cost
From: Katie Henry (
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 2021 15:16:31 -0700 (PDT)
I'm the Heartwood Commons Tulsa member who brought this up. I want to explain 
my perspective. 
To me, discounted cable TV service to individual homes does nothing to build or 
support community. The opposite, in fact. The other things that communities 
often charge for - laundry equipment and guest rooms - are different. I may not 
use them often or ever, but they are there and available if I need them and 
they promote the use of the common house and interaction with neighbors.
TV in the homes is different. If I suddenly decide I want to watch a sporting 
event, I can't walk into my neighbor's house and turn on the TV, even though I 
am subsidizing his cable bill. I have to go buy my own TV - an expense and use 
of space that I'd rather not incur. Or I can go to the common house and watch 
it there, and that's great. I'm all for the community paying that expense.
I seem to be the only person in the community who feels this way, so I'm going 
to let it drop. 
Katie Henry
Heartwood Commons Tulsa
John Orsulak wrote:

The question has been brought up about members who do not watch TV (cable 
outlets will be functional, no matter what). Should we offer the option to 
opt-out of paying for cable TV, with the cost spread among the HOA dues for the 
remaining households? If so, how do you deal with it?

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