Burks: Management is reason for mess

Posted 6/7/21

Mr. Mosely, I read your letter to the editor (“RCSCW needs to get a grip on finances, IRS,” Sun City West Independent, May 26, 2021) basically outlining that the board should let the management team run the operations.

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Burks: Management is reason for mess

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Mr. Mosely, I read your letter to the editor (“RCSCW needs to get a grip on finances, IRS,” Sun City West Independent, May 26, 2021) basically outlining that the board should let the management team run the operations.

I guess I don’t need to state the obvious, but isn’t that why we are in the mess we are in with the IRS?

The board sets the direction, and the management team should execute. The challenge is the operations team knew that the clubs had slid off the rails and either didn’t inform the board or they did, and no one did anything about it.

Either way, as a past president did you know the clubs were in violation? Did Mike Whiting’s team let you know there was a problem? Bill Schwind’s team didn’t know until the IRS came knocking.

Per my email to the board recently — with all the experienced managers, chief financial officer, attorney’s, audits, accountants and tax accountants, etc. and no one alerted anyone that we were violating the IRS rules for our association for the past 10-20 years?

The other question that still has not been answered is, Is there a fine associated to these IRS rules? Got a slick PowerPoint, but still no transparency?

We are in desperate need of an experienced general manager who can assess the management team and build a team to manage the association and work with the board to successfully steer this great neighborhood to success.

So, my fellow members, I know you rather not be involved and just bask in the sun and play golf, however, you need to decide if you like the direction the association is going and if you’re happy with these mistakes that is costing us money and worse, bringing a bad light on Sun City West for prospective homeowners. Email the board at gb@suncitywest.com. Hopefully, someone monitors this email address and gets it in front of the board. That is what is published on the website, but I never got a response from mine.

Terry Burks

Sun  City West

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