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Marriott and Aspen officially part ways (plus a Birch MF observation)

ondeadlin

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Friend who owns in Evergreen passed this along to me:

December 8, 2005

The Evergreen BOD has just been informed that the Aspen BOD and Marriott were unable to come to an agreement for Marriott’s continuation as the management of their building after May 1st, 2006. They will remain a part of the HPUD and pay their share for the operation of the clubhouse, pool, grounds and shuttles but will be responsible for their own administration, front desk staff, maintenance, housekeeping and human resources.

Their decision, which did not come as a surprise, affects our budgeting and is reflected in the 2006 maintenance fee to a slight extent, as there are economies when all buildings have one management company.

Happy Holidays to each of You.
George Byers
Secretary, Treasurer Evergreen Association

So, as expected, off goes Aspen. It'll be interesting to see who ends up managing it.

The Evergreen BOD has also informed owners that bids have not yet come in yet on upgrades for the sprinkler/fire systems and the clubhouse refurb. I had thought the Birch increase might be due to either of those expenses, but if they're not in yet, that appears unlikely.

Still hoping to get a Birch breakdown in the near future.

Happy Holidays to all!
 
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Topeka Tom

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There is stuff going on. There is another thread on this general topic where I explain how Aspen building can be a winner.
 

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Birch maint fee bills are in the mail. I received mine about a week ago, and enclosed is a newsletter explaining the Aspen issue, HPUD etc. Also included is a budget breakdown.
 

pwrshift

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Can the HOA just make a decision to drop Marriott like that? Or were the owners all contacted and in agreement? The reason I ask is that BeachPlace is up for a renewal/negotiation of their 2006 contract with Marriott and hinted that Marriott may not get the contract renewed. I would like a vote on that - and don't trust the HOA to represent us properly as evidenced by their terrible control over maintenance costs over the last few years.

Brian
 

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As I predicted, it could and likely would happen. And that all 5 would not have to go the same route.
 
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