• Report: #442123

Complaint Review: Cricket Creek RV Estates David P. Shockley -Shockley Development Joann Conway Colleen M McCelland

  • Submitted: Wed, April 08, 2009
  • Updated: Sat, December 29, 2012

  • Reported By:Omaha Arkansas
Cricket Creek RV Estates David P. Shockley -Shockley Development Joann Conway Colleen M McCelland
20069 Boat Dock Rd Omaha, Arkansas U.S.A.

Cricket Creek RV Estates - David P. Shockley - Shockley Development - Joann Conway - Colleen M McCelland Buyers Beware Developer Makes Promises Won't Keep Developer Won't Show Financial Reports Won't Make Repairs Omaha Arkansas

*Consumer Comment: updates since 2012?

*General Comment: Gary has not forgot his dream

*Author of original report: Late Fall Update

*General Comment: GREEDY LOT OWNERS

*General Comment: Garry Ripoff Report Artist

*General Comment: How much does Gary charge greedy gullible lot owners

*General Comment: manipulator greedy conspirator fits Gary

*Author of original report: Not Greedy Lot Owners. Updates of Procedings

*General Comment: Greedy owners

*General Comment: Greedy owners

*General Comment: Greedy owners

*General Comment: Who are the owners

* : Fall Update

*Author of original report: Repairs to Park Update

*Author of original report: UPDATE TO CORRECT CRICKET CREEK RV ESTATES WORDING

*Author of original report: Cricket Creek RV Estates Aka Shockley Development Corp.

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BUYERS BEWARE, developer makes promises to sell lots and never keeps them. He will tell you anything to sell the lot and then say it was not said. Make sure if you buy a lot, that you get everything in writing and then God help you. Even then you will not get what you were promised. No one has so don't expect it. We have been promised things like a place to park boat trailers, finished roads, park and common area for games, pool table and TV for the clubhouse and list goes on.

Development has the appearance it is only just getting opened, this is what they will try to tell you. Truth be known, it was started back in mid 90's. Will tell you they have had problems with the state, with state agencies being very slow at getting permits for things to be completed. This is not and has not been the case, Developer just doesn't put much effort or money back into park unless he has to. He does like to think of it as his own private leisure spot for sitting around and drinking.

When he does start to do something he never finishes it. The entire park is evident of that. Trash, junk, dead trees rusted out equipment are left every where. The grass is not mowed until it gets knee deep. Looks like a personal junk yard, but he insists that the owners to keep and maintain their lots to the letter.

Several Owners were shown in original plans a big beautiful clubhouse with stone face. But we ended up with a small metal barn that the roof leaks instead, which isn't even in the same location that it was intended to be. Then when it was built, the developer used it for his own sales office for the first two years and wouldn't let owners in the clubhouse or give them keys to it. But we had to pay him the maintenance fees to maintain it. His office is still there which the Covenants and Restrictions say, which he wrote and conveyed, cannot be there, "that it has to be on his own lot or lots". The Clubhouse sat for over two years without any furniture in it so we couldn't use it, then when we did force him to install furniture he put in used and was dirty and full of food crumbs.

The Developer is responsible for forming the board for the "Association" and he then chooses his board of directors. These are always people he feels will do what he says, and lastly he has even resorted to bringing in someone from outside the park because he has run out of owners that will do as he says. When a board member doesn't do or say what he wants he removes them and puts someone else into office. And trust us this has happened a lot. The lot owners don't have any say in how the money is spent from their maintenance fees, in fact he will not even show us where it is, how it is spent, or what it is spent for. The Covenants and Restrictions strongly say, again in his own words, "that the financial records are supposed to be available at any time to view and inspect and above all not to be spent for the use of developing the developer's lots."

Last year his partner (Joann M Conway) told us in July that the developer was not going to fix or repair anything from then on out. If we wanted anything fixed or repaired we would have to do it ourselves and pay for it. That was evident for he had never and still hasn't repaired the pump to the well since it broke in January of '08. Also the RV park is supposed to be a gated community, the automatic opener for the gate has been inoperable for a year and anyone can come in. This is not very safe or secure. In addition, we had to pay to have a pool company to come out and close down the pool for the season, before it froze and broke something. He still hadn't done this the first of December. We had to winterize the well house and water tower because that was not done either. It is becoming more and more evident that there really will not be any more maintenance done at our resort by the Developer.

We have tried over the years for him to show us the records with no compliance to the Covenants and Restrictions. He states it is none of our business. We have formed a separate group of owners and hired a attorney to get him to show us the records and accounting. We started out with just a friendly request for a meeting between himself and the owners. He never even tried to meet with us, so have proceeded to go to the court system to force him to show us the financial records. He still will not show us where our money has gone or where it is going. His own lawyer wants him to sit down with us but still will not. We feel that he has spent the maintenance fees and not kept any records, therefore has no way of knowing where it went. In return he compares our RV park to another and wants to raise our fees to be equivalent to theirs which is twice what ours is. The other RV park has very different amenities that we cannot and will not ever have, so ours cannot be compared to it.

So this is why we say, BUYERS BEWARE, know about this up front with eyes wide open. We wished we had known all this and had this available to us to know the facts.

Common Group of Lot Owners
Omaha, Arkansas
U.S.A.

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#1 Consumer Comment

updates since 2012?

AUTHOR: interested buyer - (USA)

 aug 1, 2015 we looked at the resort and talked to David Shockley on the phone. Are there any updates to this report? He seemed nice enough and the property looked nice and tidy. Even talked to a resident of 7 or 8 years and he seemed happy. Are things still bad there for owners??? Thanks for the update.

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Gary has not forgot his dream

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

   If you are a prospectuve buyer and are reading this report you can see by now that Gary or any of his greedy co-conspirators have not gave up the dream of taking over Cricket Creek Resort by lies and false statements the court would enter an order if one has come down in the last few months as he has stated and he would certainly enforce it if he had one to inforce.   Jst the fact that these suppositly unhappy owners are not in any way trying to sell or get rid of their ownership at Cricket Creek Resort. After reading all his complaints and his filling of this ripoff report shows his intent to bankrupt this resort to futher this conspiracy with the other greedy owners to take over this resort by hook or crook..........anyone can see just by reading the above report and my rebuttals what kind of person Gary and his gang of co-conspirators are he is well known to this little community now and his name is on the top of the list of undesireables in our community.
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Late Fall Update

AUTHOR: Unhappy lot owners - (U.S.A.)

This is a late fall update to let prospective buyers know what is happening in Cricket Creek RV Estates since our last posting in early spring. This has been prompted by the last posting stating we are happy lot owners due to our non-responsive reporting.

We havent posted anything to this report for the justification of doing so was uncalled for. The Developer still has not complied with the courts order of compliance to give the lot owners the monthly statements showing where monies are being spent, along with bank records of the account also not being available for viewing.

By not doing so, the court is still requesting the lot owners to pay their maintenance fees directly to the courts registry. Until something has changed there will be no further postings.

In response to the statement that the owners lots are not for sale is this. If one or all owners are not concerned about the future of the park then they wouldnt care where the monies from the maintenance fees are being spent or on what. By the group requesting the info shows just the opposite. They are concerned about the longevity of the park as a future investment whereas the monies will be in reserve for any future repairs needed.

Again we state, in no way is this report to tell prospective buyers to not buy or invest in Cricket Creek RV Estates. It is only a tool to inform them of what is going on. We hopefully will be able to post that the developer has complied with the court and all has been settled.
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#4 General Comment

GREEDY LOT OWNERS

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

   We haven't had any repoets from Gary so him and his group of greedy lot owners or co-conspirators are now happy campers now that they tried and failed to force Cricket Creek Resort into bankruptcy. they are all still owners and using the resort. i would have guessed that people this unhappy with a resort would sell that membership but they have not.
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Garry Ripoff Report Artist

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

This information is for all you greedy lot owners that blindly follow Garry in his pursuit of total take over of the cricket creek recreational area. Garry Woods works for Conway Trucking Co. Formally CFI read all the ripoff report complaints against this company that Garry works for wonder how many of these complaints are generated by Garry because he is unhappy with this company. I am sure the company is now taking a look at gary now that they know he is a Ripoff Report artist is it a possibility that Garry reports anything or anyone that he disagrees with or anyone that doesn't give him what he wants to Ripoff Report. Wonder just how many people Garry has tried to ruin with Ripoff Report and how many gullible folks have believed his BS and gotten themselves involved in his greedy scheems. Have you noticed that Garry has stoped writting in this report now that we know who he is. Typical of greedy tyrant but he will not give up he will just sneak around in any way he  can to keep hendering the developer and the other lot owners that have not joined him. More to come. 
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How much does Gary charge greedy gullible lot owners

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

       In reading more on Garry I am wondering how much money he is charging these gullible greedy lot owners to file ripoff report and how much do they pay his lawyer and why did his wife sign the complaint instead of him Gary sounds a we bit shady wonder what his employer will think of his frivolous litigation and after they see his tactics with manipulation will they wonder if and when they will be sued by Garry and some of his unhappy co-workers. I now understand that Garry has neighbors that have some things they would like to report on Gary. There are a lot of happy lot owners at Cricket Creek Resort that also have stories to tell of Gary contacting them and trying to manipulate them into joining his conspiracy. And they are happy that they didn't join in with the conspirators Garry has put together. If they are unhappy with their ownerships where have they listed them for sale here are a couple of places that they could list their lots for sale Graigs List and E-bay but I am sure they won't do that. They want the whole resort for themselves and do not care what they have to do to get it. If by some miraculous chance these greedy lot owners lead by Gary do take over after bankrupting the resort what will happen to the lot owners that did not join Gary and the other six or so greedy lot owners. I know some of the lot owners that would never join such a group as this Greedy bunch they want to see cricket creek area stay one of the best vacation areas on Table Rock and that is also my goal. I started fishing and camping at Cricket Creek as a young adult in the sixties my children and their friends still fish and camp at cricket creek and it upsets me to see greedy out of staters try to take it over. There is room for all to enjoy this area without a few taking it over after this bunch of undesirables take over the resort what will they set their sights on next to privatize the whole area  so we locals can't use the recreation area we love and are close to. No i will not set idly by and not do or say all I can to help prevent this greed from taking over the whole park area. Remember Garry wants the (PRIVACY) gate fixed above all to keep others out. This is Garys whole overall  plan to keep others out and eventually he will turn on the other six greedy lot owners and file litigation against them if he feels they are bucking his authority as King lot owner. This is just Garry's nature to be greedy and dominant over others he feels superior to. One thing all you greedy lot owners should remember greed is never satisfied it knows no stopping place so someone other than the greedy person must stop the greed because the greedy people in this world will never stop on their own. Another thing to remember greedy people are smooth talkers and are always scheming. As the depositions are given and the good people come forth to be witnesses against greed I will write more.
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manipulator greedy conspirator fits Gary

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

   Gary got your name from court records u are only person actually involved in this lawsuit or your wife actually signed. The rest of your co-conspirators are not mentioned. So far you and Ripoff off report are the only ones that have acted in futherance of of this conspiracy. You are typical greedy scheemer talking like I have no interest in the cricket creek area just because i don't own a lot in cricket creek estates. I live in this area and have used cricket all my life. You live in another state and could care less about what happens here. You write what you want in this report and don't tell the truth first you don't state a cause of action in your lawsuit you are just filing frivolous litigation to cause the developer developer trouble and why did u attach the ripoff report to cricket creek estates web site. I can answer that. You are trying to bankrupt the resort. How many times have you called the bank to see if cricket creek estates is in bankruptcy. Gary the proper way to find if any person or company in Northwest Arkansas is to contact the U.S. District Court Clerk for Western District of Arkansas. Gary could you tell me just how many lots have sold since you put together this mysterious group of land owners to cause this hindrance to the developer.  Your talk does not sway my beliefs you are just like the first owners of Jelly Stone Castle View and Treasure Lake they all had trouble out of greedy first owners like you. You may have been in on one or more of those frivolous lawsuits. The litigation in all those cases backfired on the greed of the litigators and some of them lost everything they had through cross complaints for damages caused to the developer. You greedy folks have just such a cross complaint filed against you. Things are not the way you writ them in this report and there is no telling how much trouble you have these gulible greedy bunch of owners in. 
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Not Greedy Lot Owners. Updates of Procedings

AUTHOR: Unhappy lot owners - (U.S.A.)

I was called and told there had been a person posting a rebuttal on here. I had totally forgotten about this report so do apologize for not posting an update sooner as I had promised I would as things progressed. And now have been instructed to post one.

Jim, I am glad to see you are concerned about Cricket Creek RV Estates, but unfortunately you are not as concerned about it as we are. For you, are neither a lot owner, nor the developer, so you dont have an invested interest as we do. There is no way for you to be able to call anyone undesirables for you dont know any of us. So it would be really hard for you to judge someone as we cant judge you.  

We have been instructed to make a few things clear before we go into the facts and dates that have taken place since the last update.

First off and most important, nowhere in this report is it stated or mentioned that this report is to tell people or prospective buyers to not purchase a lot from the developer. Since all this has started there has been several lots sold. It is entirely up to the buyers to make their own decision. This report is only to inform them as to what is going on or in this case what is not happening with the developer not following the Covenants. So in no way can this be considered or construed to be illegal or be judged as wrong doing.

Second off we are not a conspiracy, as you say. We are only a group of lot owners trying to get the developer to follow the Covenants and Restrictions that he himself wrote. Just simple that, and ask nothing more. I ask you, why is that so wrong?

Third, we have no intention of trying to bankrupt the developer. Why would we do that? If that happened then the park would not get finished, if it will or will not. It wont be our fault, in which case will be determined by the developer. If the park didnt get finished then our investment would not be good. So that statement makes no sense at all. We want the park to grow, it will only add valve to everyones lots.

Now for the facts and dates of what has transpired in the time leading up to this updated post.

The group of lot owners contacted an attorney in August of 2009; they presented to him the Covenants and Restrictions that the developer had written. He looked them over and decided that a letter be written to the developer and his attorney. It was asked that the developer and his attorney participate in a discussion about the accounting, which is supposed to be open and available to inspect. We never got a reply.

So our attorney requested a court date which was in November of 2009. The court case records number for this is CV-2008-76-1. Both parties appeared. The only thing that the group was requesting was for the developer to produce the accounting including checks, bank statements and copies of bills for us to inspect. The judge listened and reviewed the Covenants and requested the developer to hand over all records of statements, checks and bills past. He was then given 30 days to comply with the order.

The next two things came as a surprise. The judge told the developer to prepare monthly statements along with checks, bank statements and bills monthly from then on and give to us monthly.

He then setup an escrow account in the courts registry for the lot owners to deposit their maintenance fees directly into. This would remain till developer complied with all requests. This, by the way is still there and monies being deposited to it. At this court appearance both parties agreed to the judge's findings.

We never got what was told of him so in April of 2010 we went to court again. This time developer was required to stand in front of judge and swore to turn accounting over to us. We did get some, but there was more missing than was there. It has been well over a year since received any and it is getting longer monthly.

The owners are only doing this to insure the proper spending of the maintenance fees as outlined. They are only to be used for the upkeep of the Associations expenses such as common area, clubhouse (which is still being used for his office and not open for owners), pool, utilities and insurance. It is not to be used for the development of his lots or maintenance on them or his equipment or any other of his expenses. We are only to pay a portion of the expenses according to the number of lots sold, with developer paying the portion for unsold lots. By doing this it will insure there is a reserve for the Association when the developer has gone instead of the zero or negative balance. And this is also outlined in the Covenants which he wrote.

Jim, if you are as concerned for the well-being of Cricket Creek RV Estates as you are saying, you should have no problem understanding that this goes beyond just a few individuals. It is for the entire group of all lot owners and future lot owners. But if you were to approach the owners, I am sure they would be willing to sell you their lots. By you doing this, you, the developer and the lot owners would all be happy. This seems like a win, win situation for all.

And as far as the above mentioned items about the park and developer, from originally starting this report, the only thing that has changed is the grass is being kept cut regularly. The junk lying around, rusted trailer, roads unfinished, projects started and unfinished, no TV or pool table, clubhouse open to members etc. has not changed.
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#9 General Comment

Greedy owners

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

I have been wondering if the developer and cricket creek rv estates is the way they say it is why do they not just sell their lot and buy elswhere their lots are not listed for sell and the reason is they are hoping to bankrupt the developer and just take the resort over themselves. I am reasonably sure that these people or person has did this to other businesses and now that I have names off the court records i will find the other places and inform the readers of this ripoff report if any of these greedy people have participated in scheems like this in the past.
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#10 General Comment

Greedy owners

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

      I have checked the records in The Boone County Court Clerks office and a lawsuit is pending against these concerned owners and their names will be in court records and their stories will be taken under oath in depositions and i am sure after the judge gets this case the cricket creek rv estates will be able to develop as intended without futher henderance from these undesirables and we as local citizens will know who they are and hope they take their greed elsewhere.
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Greedy owners

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

    This is a conspiracy by a few greedy owners wanting to take over the resort without paying for it as conspiracy is when two or more people plan to defraud and do something in furtherance of that plan here these owners have used this ripoff site to futher their conspiracy making this site just as liable in damages as they are. There are no other complaints about cricket rv estates anywhere on the internet I find that strange that this ripoff site would not even check on the sources of such a slanderious report as this but this has happened to most other resorts in this area the greed of wanting the whole park without paying for it has caused this group of conspirators to break the law and these are not the type of people we need in this area.
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Who are the owners

AUTHOR: jim - (United States of America)

Mr Shockley needs to post list of owners and the main party responsible for this ripoff report so we can know their names in this area. I sure don't want to do any kind of business with any of them.
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Fall Update

AUTHOR: Unhappy lot owners - (U.S.A.)

Need to add a couple updates that is happening in Cricket Creek RV Estates this past week.

The developer has drained the pool this time on schedule but not sure if it got winterized as of yet. At least this year the lot owners didnt have to worry about it freezing and taking it upon them selves to winterize like they did last year. It was a good thing pool was drained this year on time for the last 4 to 5 weeks the pool appeared to not have been properly cleaned and chemicals added, at least it had the appearance of this.

In last report we stated that we had a pool maintenance person coming in to clean and properly treat the pool, but since then he had quit. Dont know why and this is more than likely the reason pool didnt seem to well maintained.

The developer has been doing some repairs to the pump house or should say well house. Dont know if he has fixed the pump or not. But is doing repairs to the building it is housed in so this winter wont have to worry about it freezing.

He does not communicate with the lot owners to let them know when items are repaired or not. So the lot owners never really know if something is fixed or not. They can only assume and hope.

There still is no compliance with the covenants and restrictions pertaining to showing the lot owners the financial reports along with proof of bills, receipts and expenses. No showing of accounts and balances of our money being paid for maintenance fees for the last 5 years. And also no budget reports as outlined in the covenants and restrictions for us to review and except or decline.

There still is the unsightly piles of trash, rusted trailer, dead trees, equipment sitting around, roads not finished and tall weeds on part of the park. His office is still in the clubhouse instead of on his own lot like it is supposed to be.

We do not understand the lack of this developer not showing the lot owners the info that is rightfully ours to over see. It is in his own writing saying we have the right to. If he would show us these items all this would go away and we all could go back to enjoying the park as intended. We would love to post on here all issues are resolved.

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Repairs to Park Update

AUTHOR: Unhappy lot owners - (U.S.A.)

This is an update for some needed repairs that have been made to the park this year. Don't know if these were due to the posting of this report or not but all repairs are appreciated and well noted by the lot owners.

The repairs consisted of fixing the security gate, which now works and we have the piece of mine knowing that anyone cannot just drive in anymore.

The swimming pool was opened this year with the repairs being made to bring the pool up to the new safety standards. We also have been gifted to have a certified pool person come in and maintain the pool chemical levels for us along with the daily cleaning. And the best part of this is the pool person said he is doing it for free, no charge, in exchange for the use of the pool for his wife's theropy.

The grass is being mowed on a reguler basis, at least the majority of it. There still is a fourth of the park that is over run with weeds that are very high.

There has been some painting done on areas around the clubhouse so these places have a more finished appearance.

The receipts and financial reports are still a mystery and no knowledge of our money and accounting. There still is the unsightly appearance of trash, junk, rusted trailers and broken down equipment sitting around.

Hopefully in the near future we can bring this whole thing to a closing and move on with being able to enjoy the park and relax. It would be nice to post an update of satisfaction to this listing.
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UPDATE TO CORRECT CRICKET CREEK RV ESTATES WORDING

AUTHOR: Unhappy lot owners - (U.S.A.)

This ia an update to correct some wording in the original report listing of and about Cricket Creek RV Estates and Shockley Development Corp owned by David P Shockley, Colleen M McClelland and JoAnn M Conway.

In the original listing the name of Colleen M McClelland was misspelled. It was originally spelled McCelland where as the first "l" was left out of the last name. But since that listing it has been brought to our attention by another individual that Colleen has gone to the courts and changed her name back to her maiden name of Conway. This being very unusual for the circumstances that she didn't go thru a divorce, but instead her husband had been deceased for several years. We can't give any explanation for this change from her deceased husband's name at this time.

In the original listing it was shown as being posted by the Common Group of Lot Owners. This name had come from a group of lot owners in Cricket Creek RV Estates that had formed together to pursue to get the developer, Shockley Development Corp, to follow the Covenants and Restrictions.

A few of the lot owners posted the original report about this developer because we wanted prospective buyers to be aware of what the developer is doing and not doing. We do wish to at this time to assure you that every thing about this listing is truthful. We used the name of Common Group of Lot Owners and that name is connected to them and we used it without complete permission. So we wish to inform anyone who reads these listings be informed that the Common Group of Lot Owners are in no way responsible for our listing and feelings. This is strictly a few lot owners that wished to inform you of "Things to know about" that we wished we had known of ahead of time.
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Cricket Creek RV Estates Aka Shockley Development Corp.

AUTHOR: Common Group of Lot Owners - (U.S.A.)

Cricket Creek RV Estates is owned and operated by Shockley Development Corp. which consists of David P. Shockley, Collen M. McClelland and Joann M. Conway. There is multilble addresses for these persons so cannot list them all.

BUYERS BEWARE, developer makes promises to sell lots and never keeps them. He will tell you anything to sell the lot and then say it was not said. Make sure if you buy a lot, that you get everything in writing and then God help you. Even then you will not get what you were promised. No one has so don't expect it. We have been promised things like a place to park boat trailers, finished roads, park and common area for games, pool table and TV for the clubhouse and list goes on.

Development has the appearance it is only just getting opened, this is what they will try to tell you. Truth be known, it was started back in mid 90's. Will tell you they have had problems with the state, with state agencies being very slow at getting permits for things to be completed. This is not and has not been the case, Developer just doesn't put much effort or money back into park unless he has to. He does like to think of it as his own private leisure spot for sitting around and drinking.

When he does start to do something he never finishes it. The entire park is evident of that. Trash, junk, dead trees rusted out equipment are left every where. The grass is not mowed until it gets knee deep. Looks like a personal junk yard, but he insists that the owners to keep and maintain their lots to the letter.

Several Owners were shown in original plans a big beautiful clubhouse with stone face. But we ended up with a small metal barn instead which isn't even in the same location that it was intended to be. Then when it was built, the developer used it for his own sales office for the first two years and wouldn't let owners in the clubhouse or give them keys to it. But we had to pay him the maintenance fees to maintain it. His office is still there which the Covenants and Restrictions say, which he wrote and conveyed, cannot be there, "that it has to be on his own lot or lots". The Clubhouse sat for over two years without any furniture in it so we couldn't use it, then when we did force him to install furniture he put in used and was dirty and full of food crumbs.

The Developer is responsible for forming the board for the "Association" and he then chooses his board of directors. These are always people he feels will do what he says, and lastly he has even resorted to bringing in someone from outside the park because he has run out of owners that will do as he says. When a board member doesn't do or say what he wants he removes them and puts someone else into office. And trust us this has happened a lot. The lot owners don't have any say in how the money is spent from their maintenance fees, in fact he will not even show us where it is, how it is spent, or what it is spent for. The Covenants and Restrictions strongly say, again in his own words, "that the financial records are supposed to be available at any time to view and inspect and above all not to be spent for the use of developing the developer's lots."

Last year his partner told us in July that the developer was not going to fix or repair anything from then on out. If we wanted anything fixed or repaired we would have to do it ourselves and pay for it. That was evident for he had never and still hasn't repaired the pump to the well since it broke in January of '08. Also the RV park is supposed to be a gated community, the automatic opener for the gate has been inoperable for a year and anyone can come in. This is not very safe or secure. In addition, we had to pay to have a pool company to come out and close down the pool for the season, before it froze and broke something. He still hadn't done this the first of December. We had to winterize the well house and water tower because that was not done either. It is becoming more and more evident that there really will not be any more maintenance done at our resort by the Developer.
We have tried over the years for him to show us the records with no compliance to the Covenants and Restrictions. He states it is none of our business. We have formed a separate group of owners and hired a attorney to get him to show us the records and accounting. We started out with just a friendly request for a meeting between himself and the owners. He never even tried to meet with us, so have proceeded to go to the court system to force him to show us the financial records. He still will not show us where our money has gone or where it is going. His own lawyer wants him to sit down with us but still will not. We feel that he has spent the maintenance fees and not kept any records, therefore has no way of knowing where it went. In return he compares our RV park to another and wants to raise our fees to be equivalent to theirs which is twice what ours is. The other RV park has very different amenities that we cannot and will not ever have, so ours cannot be compared to it.

So this is why we say, BUYERS BEWARE, know about this up front with eyes wide open. We wished we had known all this and had this available to us to know the facts.
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