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WHAT UNITED SADDLEBROOKE WANTS


There seems to be a lot of confusion about what United SaddleBrooke wants to accomplish in our community. Let’s clarify that.

First and foremost, United SaddleBrooke is seeking increased cooperation between the two HOA Boards. This is a concept both Boards themselves committed to in their April joint paper on mergers.

Cooperation can generate great benefits for all SaddleBrooke residents: more efficient management of our resources, lower costs, effective planning, more support for home values, a better competitive marketing position for SaddleBrooke as a whole, less friction, and stronger community spirit.

We believe cooperation is best pursued by “baby steps”– such as incremental efforts in marketing, planning for amenities, Patrol, and consistent rules and regulations, that will make living in SaddleBrooke “seamless” for all residents.

We think that a sustained effort of this type will mushroom and lead to consideration of an even closer relationship between the two Boards in the future. Is a merger possible? Perhaps, but that is years off. The primary goal is to get the two Boards working together for the benefit of all of us.

Will residents have to sacrifice things they love? Will HOA1 residents lose their “private club”? Will residents of one HOA have to pay for the expenses of the other? Will residents lose control of their HOA to the other HOA? Absolutely not!


These are misconceptions and misrepresentations. Please remind everyone that each HOA controls its own destiny.

Each resident can vote to protect what they consider important. Residents would only approve a merger agreement if it was a good deal for both sides. Anyone who says differently is trying to sell you snake oil. Please help stop those rumors.

One thing we are certain of – SaddleBrooke as we know it is at risk if we don’t find a way to get the Boards working together. The Reciprocal Use Agreement (RUA) that allows us all access to each other’s facilities and amenities expires in six years, and if it is not extended, the consequences will be drastic for everyone. Residents of HOA2 almost defeated the agreement in 2020. Unless relations between the two Boards improve, we suspect that the current RUA will be the last one.

SaddleBrooke is a great place to live. But as residents with a big investment in our homes, we are worried. United SaddleBrooke thinks it’s time to chart a different course, a course of cooperation. What do you think?




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Having 2 HOAs is absurd and confusing. We are all old. We want SIMPLE!

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Guest
May 16, 2023

As relative newcomers to Saddlebrooke, we thought that having two boards was, well, a little weird. No one has yet explained benefits of this arrangement except for, "That's just the way it's always been." It seems that having two boards only increases complexity and division. What is it that cannot be accomplished by consolidation? What are folks are afraid of unless it's just the fear of change. I've found in my personal and professional life that simpler is often better due to improved efficiency and reduced cost. With proper planning, there is no reason why this could not be accomplished here.

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Guest
May 16, 2023

In the world of Mergers and Acquisitions, this emotional appeal or threats of dire consequences is NOT how it’s done. Proper due diligence with a detailed comparison of the “as is” vs the “to be” is the only way to examine the business case. The rest of this discussion is something between hot air and wishful thinking.

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Guest
Nov 15, 2022

I think cooperation is always good. The fact is the two boards did cooperate and a new 6 year agreement was signed is concrete proof. I think it is fear mongering to use the following phrase; "the consequences will be drastic for everyone." And here you go again; "we are worried". Seriously, really, you must have a crystal ball. I think looking that far into the future and making such declarations is not in the spirit of cooperation but in the spirit of divisiveness. You are implying that the current boards and future boards are unreasonable people? How is that possible when we don't even know WHO will be on the boards at that time. I've been here 17 years…


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Guest
Nov 15, 2022

Together is always better. We can be one community with 2 Boards each overseeing and monitoring their half of the community. All rules, regulations should be the same. Cost should be equal. Robson did wrong by creating this competitive rift between the two And I bet he will not repeat this at the Ranch. Keep in mind the truth of our USA motto “United we Stand” and lets move forward. K Richey HOA2

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