Ballot results regarding House Rule 10

posted Jul 22, 2014, 11:58 PM by Liz SN
There had been on-going confusion as to House Rule #10 that prohibits pets to be kept on the lanai or balcony. This confusion was due in large part to the fact that this existing rule was simply not enforced, and residents became accustomed to housing their pet on the lanai. 

As enforcement continued, some residents asked if this issue could be put before the HOA at large for a vote. The ballot that was sent out last month. Generally, it is the sole responsibility of the Board of Directors to adopt or amend house rules for the community; however, the Board thought it would be good to gauge the direction of the HOA at large on this issue with the understanding that the Board maintained the right of approval.

Here are the results of the poll:

1. Ballots sent out: 192
2. Ballots returned by the July 15 deadline: 26 (this represents only 14% of unit owners)
3. Out of the 26 ballots:
a. 18 voted NO PETS allowed on lanais (70% of ballots returned).
b. 8 voted FOR PETS to be allowed on lanais. (30%) of ballots returned)

To be clear, House Rule #10 is in full effect and prohibits pets on the lanai or balcony. Please check our House Rules for further clarification.

The Board thanks every homeowner who submitted their vote and hopes that they and every unit owner or resident continues to support the Board with suggestions to improve the Las Palmas community. 

Residents and owners are always encouraged to submit their thoughts and concerns and to participate in their HOA. Board meetings are held at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month at the REMAX office in Hagåtña.

Property Manager Rhona Daga