June 28, 2014 at 10:25 am #7706
The new POA has promised to cut dues immediately. After one year they should do away with the need to have a POA. This gives them more then enough time to sort out all of this. After that they should disolve as a body. At that time we should stop paying dues to them whether or not they have accomplished this goal.June 29, 2014 at 7:02 am #7705
Diamondhead was better off as a community than a city. It is what is so we definitely need to dissolve one or the other. But be aware, if we do not get a business tax base in here, then Diamondhead residence will have the highest property taxes in the state of Mississippi.June 29, 2014 at 7:54 am #7710
As I said in the other post. We could privatize the amenities in order to bring in more money and ease the tax burden. As an American I want to have control over my property and my future. I should not like to leave the decision to non property owners aka the county board. I want to take responsibility for my future and chart my own course. The POA has become like the royal families of Europe, collecting dues from the people to perpetuate itself in order to collect more dues. 7/1/15 is a year away. Certainly enough time to get this house in order. 7/1/15June 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm #7716
benmike60 – 2014-06-29 9:02 AM
Diamondhead was better off as a community than a city. It is what is so we definitely need to dissolve one or the other. But be aware, if we do not get a business tax base in here, then Diamondhead residence will have the highest property taxes in the state of Mississippi.
Just look at Long Beach. No business tax base to amount to anything. HIGH taxes. I know. I lived there twenty seven years. Moving to Diamond head was like a breath of fresh air.June 30, 2014 at 1:03 am #7719
I’ve never had a problem with the POA in the past – before we became a city. I also didn’t mind paying dues to the POA for the way Diamondhead was kept up.
I believe our real problems started with the stupid idea of becoming a city. There was a lot of deception by the POA and the “city promoters” as to the costs involved as well as it not being well thought out.
I don’t think giving the board one year to dissolve the POA is hardly enough time. Aren’t these things voted on by the members? I think anyone buying property in Diamondhead pre-city, should’ve known there are covenants and by-laws that have been in existence. If they didn’t want to accept these, why move here?June 30, 2014 at 3:32 am #7721
To answer from this post and another thread I never considered running for POA because I believe the POA should go away now. I don’t believe in an extra layer of government that is formed by elitists. This is America after all. I also believe we are the people and united we stand. We now have some people following the POA and some following the city government. Hardly united. We can reduce the layers of government very easily in Diamondhead by relieving the POA of its duties. We can do what the rest of the country can only seem to talk about doing. I do have a timeline carygrant and I have some answers but standing for election to the royal family of diamondhead is not and answer. 7/1/15June 30, 2014 at 6:58 am #7723
The questions to be asked is what has the city done or accomplished so far that has enhanced our property? Are we better off now that the city has formed than when we were simply the DPOA? Prior to the city’s acquisition of DPOA and certain Purcell Corporation property, we rendered to the county that which was the county’s and to our DPOA that which was ours, now we’re rendering to state, local, and the DPOA with no increase in services but a definite increase in expenses and a loss of what was ours. Is this the beginning of a continuation of liability debt inherent of cities across America?June 30, 2014 at 7:36 am #7724
Property taxes are lower than they’ve been in several years. Beyond that we are stagnant. Too many chiefs, too much government. We can remove the POA and take that layer of payment away and begin to look more attractive as a place to live and do business. I believe more business and people would begin to see Diamondhead as a viable and attractive option without POA dues latched onto their monthly expenses. They would also see it with a streamlined government instead of the many different offices they have to “visit” in order to accomplish anything. The fact is it will expire in 2020. Why are we not moving that along and saving ourselves from the dues and the bureaucracy now? 7/1/15June 30, 2014 at 9:11 am #7726
Beau: I like your analogy: “The POA has become like the ROYAL FAMILIES of Europe, collecting dues from the people to perpetuate itself in order to collect more dues.”
Here’s a new example from our recently deposed POA “Royalty”:
“ROYAL” FAMILIES” push to continue Big Spending Plans that helped defeat them?
Defeated FORMER-INCUMBENTS (and Clones) are circulating emails to rally OLD GUARD support for the planned $1.6 million Tennis Clubhouse/Grill rammed through before the election by King KYGER. If built according to existing plans, this new PALACE will ADD to POA operating LOSSES. (But how much we don’t know because the former President and Board did not do a business plan—they just had some “scientific wild guesses” according to the former VP.)
The 4 deposed former-Incumbent candidates and their Clones are planning a rally Tues. July 1 at 6;00pm at East Rec. Our deposed Rulers are trying to PANIC people by implying that the new Board will “do away” with amenities. The deposed Rulers are encouraging their minions to “Please go, fill up the parking lot, show your support” for spending $1.6 MILLION (construction cost only) of OUR dues on KYGER’s memorial Clubhouse/Grill.June 30, 2014 at 9:24 am #7727
Many came to Diamondhead because it was governed by a POA and was an UnIncorporated area in the County with No City Police, No City Taxes, No Gambling Casino’s, No City Traffic, No Low Income Housing Projects, No Section 8 Housing, ETC … . For much of the time the POA was governed by Resident interests and not those of the Developer. Technically, the DPOA should hold TITLE to ALL Amenities and NonResidential-NonCommercial Assetts in Diamondhead ( Unless there have been some serious 85% Quorum Votes ) . Until 6/2014 we had a POA that was onerous and MoneyGrubbing ; THAT HAs ENDED. We still have 3 government entities who are both onerous, unresponsive, and money grubbing. Needless to say, sinking the POA should be 4th on the Priority List of things to do in Diamondhead.June 30, 2014 at 9:38 am #7728
Interesting Topic. Is dissolution something an elected POA Board should decide ?
I would think that something of this magnitude should require an amendment to the ByLaws, with an 85% Quorum Attendance, and a 50% majority vote of the 85% attendance. If one would check the original ByLaws, this is what it says.June 30, 2014 at 10:09 am #7730
This is why the POA has to be stopped as a whole and our government reduced. All these different leaderships only help to perpetuate the owners. Let’s stand together. Put a handwritten sign in your car that says 7/1/15. It will act as a constant reminder to the POA that we can no longer afford them.June 30, 2014 at 10:19 am #7731
Ken if it takes that quorum and vote then we should do it. Somewhere in time the people of not only Diamondhead but also of America decided that they worked for the elected officials instead of the elected officials working for the people. We are the POA and the city. We tell the elected people what to do. They work for us. When it is time for layers of paper pushers and bureaucrats to be thinned out or let go completely for the growth or survival of a town then we need to stand up. Again I ask that people put a handwritten note in the window of their car or truck and in the window of their home. Write 7/1/15 on the note to let the current POA officials know this is the time to start thinking of dissolution. This will also let us see how many people feel this way. You may see only a few at first, but think about how many people signed the Declaration of Independence compared to how many proud Americans there are today.June 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm #7735
My understanding and it may come to light soon, the way the contract was written with the Purcell group, supposedly the POA can not go away. I do not know this for a facts or know the facts, but I believe it will come out sooner or later.June 30, 2014 at 6:39 pm #7738
The city needs to go first, POAs are in themselves not a bad thing but ours got out of hand and out of control. Lets give the new guys a chance and we’ll see if it turns around. They are us and we are they and we are all the POA. Renew Diamondhead.
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