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Letter from the HOA Board
Posted on Aug 12th, 2016

After careful consideration, a HOA dues increase was voted on unanimously by the HOA Board for this fiscal year. This was a tough and thought out decision based on the current budget and forward planning for neighborhood services and improvements.
 
In 2014, a pool and clubhouse acquisition by the HOA was proposed and put to a neighborhood vote.  The homeowners voted to take ownership of the pool and clubhouse. Dues were increased to reflect the decision of the homeowners. In the last two years, we have made needed improvements to the pool and over 450 households have enjoyed the pool and clubhouse amenities this year alone.  Historically, HOA dues increases have been instituted by the Board to cover the increased cost of services and improvements.  The last assessment increase prior to the pool/clubhouse acquisition was in 2009. The main reason for the increase in 2015 was to cover the pool and clubhouse.
 
Over the last 7 years, the cost of utilities and services, such as snow removal, lighting for our street lights, water for irrigation, infrastructure repairs and landscaping to name a few, have increased. In an effort to keep our neighborhood up to the standards residents expect, without cutting services, this increase was necessary. Please remember all homeowners are encouraged to mail their payment prior to September 15, 2016. Paying by this time will reflect an increase of only 5.8%.
 
Your Board of volunteers is tasked with making decisions that affect a very large community.  Our time, commitment and focus is to provide you with a neighborhood that you can be proud to live in, play in and feel safe in.  Your HOA is a non-profit organization. We have a vision of building a strong neighborhood community and strive to improve in areas that will help us reach that goal.  Your help is needed, wanted and welcomed.  If you cannot make a Board meeting, then please feel free to email us at board@saratogawoodshoa.com. Please vote, volunteer or come to our Annual Meeting on August 24th.
 
Thank you,
 
Saratoga Woods HOA Board of Directors