Motorcycles on North
Shoukl those individuals or group be required to pay for the forthcoming ballot re use. Since this is a vote that benefits a few, why should the Association foot the bill.
Ed, that is how many of us feel about the community pool spending by the RMA Board.
I am absolutely not for the swimming pool to be built. Most people who live here and want to swim have their own pool. But if it goes through, so be it. I will say however, if you folks out there that want this pool and think your dues will only be an extra $12 a month, you are only kidding yourselves. There will be so many added 'extras' that no one has even thought of, kind of like building a house, you need to add thousands of dollars to what you thought it would be. Guaranteed our dues will $200 a month or more before you know it. That is just my two cents.
Many individuals have voiced concerns that allowing motorcycles to go from the front gate to the homes of their riders will create excessive noise and destroy our pristine rural atmosphere. OK, since that is their concern, why not ban ALL non-nature sound sources. That would include grandpa's toy, you know, the Tan unmuffled VW Beetle that can be heard for blocks and all gas powered lawn mowers and leaf blowers. While we are at it, why not also require that all dogs be surgically “de-barked,” as that would remove a major noise source that goes on all day and not just during the morning and evening commute.
The motorcycle riders that live in Rancho are, in the main, individuals that use their motorcycles for commuting to and from work. If there is a rogue rider it can be taken care of via enforcement of existing rules,
I am sure that at least one Rancho resident will have her sound meter at the ready to complain about the motorcycle noise. That is fine and good as long as she also checks out grandpa's unmuffled VW.
For the record I have never owned a motorcycle.
I've written before about motorcycles on the North. They have them on the South and have had for years and I understand the complaints have been few and far between I'm personally in favor of changing the CCR's. To me it's like righting a wrong that was done when the original guidelines were developed. The CCR's are amendable. I hope more homeowners realize how silly this ban is and vote to right a wrong.
I totally concur with David Fields recent tongue in cheek post on banning all non-nature noise producing units.....thats how silly this ban is. I'd like to chide David though on leaving out the hot air balloons. My god...... how dare they shatter our early morning reverie with the whoosh of propane burners. I refer to the balloons as "the dragons " and they are always welcome above my house or low over Lake Chesbro. But then...........I'm just a hell raising biker dude rebel at heart. Oh yeah I'm also 70 years old and own and ride a Harley Davidson.
Tom and Dave, why you pickin' on grandpa? Youngins' also don't want the noise.
Hey T. Hanson, I for one am not picking on grandpa in fact..............................I am grandpa !
Is there some part about living in a democracy that escapes you? Since the ballot measure will fail, but should not, you do get a benefit by having a vote on the issue. Based on just the number of motorcycles that must be left at the front parking lot there will not be a lot of success in getting this silly ban lifted, but thats democracy.
It appears the number of motorcycles has increased recently. Sure makes you wonder if the motorcyclists are trying for a last push effort to get voters to pass the amendment by the deadline next week. I wonder if Security ran all of the license plates how many belong to people who live somewhere other than the North?
We purchased an electric scooter for our youngest son one Christmas, and when we found out they were not allowed we did not challenge the rule. We knew the rules when we moved here.
Raelyn, I've noticed them too, not to mention the ones that are covered in cobwebs. I had the same thought about having Security run the plates but never got around to calling. I noticed today there weren't as many, maybe some actually went out for ride.