Message from the Board of Directors 4/6/20
A message from the Board of Directors:
The Board of Directors has heard your concerns about the financial impact of the COVID-19 crisis. We are working to establish alternatives for payment plans that may ease the financial impact for those of you in hardship. It is important to understand that the community works on an extremely tight budget, with little room for cuts without impacting services that you expect. Each year the Financial Committee and the Board of Directors work diligently to present a responsible budget that ensures the financial health and operating needs of the community. We hope to have that announcement soon outlining a plan to address those who have concerns.
Our management and the Board are doing everything to keep the community operational and working under these very difficult conditions. Our Public Safety and Maintenance department are active, and the office is making sure that bills get paid and calls returned. Mailings will go out soon for our July General Membership Meeting, and technology alternatives for a meeting venue are being investigated. It is not business as usual, but it is business as consistent as reliable as we can make it.
But as much as we hear you, we also need your attention as your health and safety is our utmost concern. This fight is not between homeowners, not between part timers and full timers, it’s us against the virus. We all need to take the warnings from the local, state and federal governments very seriously.
For all our property owners Masthope has been their “happy place”. Unfortunately, Masthope is not an island – Masthope now has at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 who remain isolated in their home. We all need to work together to fight this invisible enemy. If you have sought refuge in Masthope from another state or community, you must self-quarantine for at least 14 days. Confirmed cases in Pennsylvania are on the rise and it is crucial at this time for everyone who is non-essential to remain home. You can enjoy the great outdoors but do so responsibly. Always keep in mind that physical distancing is now our new norm. Please advise the young people of Masthope that this is a very serious situation and monitor their activity. It is difficult but they should not be gathering with their friends. There will be a time again where we will gather with friends and family.
Like all first responders, Public Safety is working to ensure our safety. Should you have an emergency medical situation please call 911 before calling Public Safety. While something may be an annoyance, it may not rise to the need of a call to Public Safety. Please use your best judgement.
We are all in this battle together. Your assistance in winning this fight is a must!! Please do not fall under the enchantment of your “Happy Place”. You are not on vacation but in a fight for your life!
Stay vigilant and stay at home.