Dishonesty, Greed, Unethical & Illegal Activities Within Sun City West, AZ HOA
PALOMAR HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION (HOA): SUN CITY WEST, ARIZONA 85375
Election of February 17, 2010, for three new HOA board members, was unethically (illegally) presented! Association CC&R's were not properly followed!
Therefore, the three people elected to the board, Richard (Dick) Soger, Joy Lilga and Thomas Haroldson was 'null and void'. When this was disclosed to the members at the meeting and a new properly conducted election be held, the HOA board refused and let the election results stand.
Petition of March 18, 2010, to throw out the February 17 election was properly taken resulting in more than required signatures, therefore, a new fair election was held resulting in only one of the three (Thomas Haroldson) elected in the February 17 election, properly elected. Elsie Nielson and Raymen Starkka were elected. Richard (Dick) Soger and Joy Lilga (impostors) were NOT elected yet their unethical egos refused to vacate their ill-conceived board seats!
The than illegal board refused to recognize the proper petition, new fair election and continued to operate as a legitimate HOA board. The HOA management people (PRM) chimed in with the illegal board, hiring an attorney (Paul Rubin of PRM stated, "I found them this attorney") to write an opinion which favored the flawed election of February 17 as legitimate and demonizing the members pursuing the new fair election. The illegitimate board spent hundreds if not thousands of association dollars justifying their actions. Facing enormous legal expense to expose dishonesty and present the truth, the members fighting for justice (unfortunately) disbanded, For two years Palomar HOA operated illegally. Decisions of spending HOA funds, hiring vendors etc. Unfortunately for PRM, their efforts to protect the illegitimate board went south as the illegitimate board fired PRM and hired PDS as management. Only then did Paul Rubin (PRM) state the truth, "you needed a new election" (February 17, 2010).
Then came the election (February 22, 2012) for three new board members. While unethical activity may have been practiced again in the voting process, the only unethical (dishonesty) proven was the statement of qualifications by candidate Doug Batey (unethical). Batey's statement read in part, " I have several years experience as a good board member for a neighborhood HOA. As a prior board member, I would support the following: Batey lists several issues of Palomar HOA he would continue supporting which could lead a voter to think he was a prior good Palomar HOA board member. When confronted Batey stated the statement was a "typo" made by the management people (PDS) and not he himself. Note: A typo usually is a misspelled word, not a misleading statement. When this and two other qualification statements by Batey were misleading and unethical, he was elected to the board, Not serious enough to pursue. After one year on the Palomar HOA board, Batey's use of the word good is now questionable.