When I think of Dollar Point, what comes to mind is that it is the best association of homeowners on the lake. I think of crawdad fishing off the pier, laughter on my street, the sounds of speed boats on the lake and pool water splashing and the lifeguards yelling “walk.” All of this, and so much more—a collective “estate” of 533 properties along with our association properties for our facilities with a worth over $14 million.
Many members may not know that the land for our facilities was donated by John and Dorothy Chaney, who lived at 116 Mammoth Drive while at Tahoe. When the logistics of all the development were completed in the mid 60s, John offered to transfer the beach and pool area properties to an association of homeowners if one was created. So, Dean Ormsby and Dick Deliantoni got together with several other residents to create the necessary paperwork. The amazing part of all this is that the properties could have been sold at great profit to a commercial management or development company. Instead, they stayed as a resource for all the people who lived there.
My family knew Dorothy Chaney on a personal level, visited with her in her lakefront home in Skyland, and enjoyed playing golf and bingo together. The Chaneys were wonderful people, and so I was not too surprised to learn of their generosity.
This Saturday, June 6 is a big day for the members as a vote will be taken to amend the bylaws and to stop the board for denying access to all renters and members’ friends without a member accompanying their guest.
I hope on this day and in this vote that we will see overwhelming group support for this Bylaw Amendment.
I believe that it is time to come together and work together to become more united as an Association. I encourage the Board to be more inclusive when making such important and far-reaching decisions.
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