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Monday, March 22, 2010

Roadside Trash

Yesterday after I had to run an errand, I decided to pick up a few pieces of garbage and cans on the side of the road. Then I walked further and picked up more, and more and more. I walked for about 30 min and cleaned up about 300ft of the entrance road.

My asthma got the better of me and I needed to quit because I was stirring up dust as I was picking up the cans. By the time I got home and emptied my Jeep, I had enough cans to fill a 44 gallon bag halfway and my garbage can halfway with trash.

This to me is disgusting. People are pigs. Not only that the fact that 98% of what I was picking up were beer cans/bottles and hard liquor bottles is very scary. How are we as a community going to feel the first time some drunk driver hits a child? We live here we have kids playing outside now that the weather is better. We all want to enjoy the beauty we are surrounded by.

I feel it may greatly benefit our community to post a sign near the entrance about cleaning up after ourselves and taking the garbage out, or maybe we should consider asking the county to provide a dumpster by the entrance, just a thought.

The Peterson's and our family are doing a clean up project tonight, in an earnest effort to make this place a nicer place to live. Permission to post this to the site.

I hope that we all can pick up after ourselves, remember we need to think about the safety of others, and the overall effect that this has on the wildlife and land around us. If you can bring it in with you, then take it out with you!!!!

Thanks Melissa Zobell

Friday, March 5, 2010

Anger Management at Board meetings

"Me thinks he doth protest too much"--such a telling saying from Shakespeare. apparently many other boards have had added troubles in these unsure economic times. In this article they speak to the increasing rudeness seen at many board meetings BUT what is nice about the full article is that this author offers solutions! Take a minute to read how he suggests handling the unruly member at the board meetings.

Anger Management: "A former president who recently had been voted off the board began pacing angrily between the board table and the assembled unit owners. He got so upset he was literally frothing, Hirsch de Haan says, so she responded by “circling the wagons.”

“I gathered all the board members around the table, and we talked very quietly,” she explains. The man continued to rant and rave. After a few minutes, one of the unit owners piped up and said, “Hey buddy, would you sit down and shut up? We want to hear what’s going on.” The former board member responded by leaving, slamming the door on his way out. “The audience burst into spontaneous applause,”"


But above all, says Hirsch de Haan, board members must not allow themselves to be drawn into an angry confrontation—no matter how tempting. If you refuse to react to someone's bad behavior, it’s much easier to defuse a tense situation. “If somebody’s yelling and you speak quietly, it tends to calm them down,” she says.

Whatever you do, make sure business carries on as usual. “What you don’t want to do is adjourn the meeting,” says Hirsch de Haan. By doing so, “you have rewarded their bad behavior. They’ve won—and they'll do it again. Plus, you don't get your business done, and that's what you're there for to begin with.”