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HOA Complaints - Bluffview Greens
Saturday, 13 August 2016

Important Notice: Bluff View Greens HOA Board Exercises Political Power As New Law Making Power
Board Ignore
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November 21, 2015

Residents of Bluff View Greens:

After exercising a great deal of restraint and careful thought I feel it is important that the community be made aware of the newly elected Bluff View Greens HOA’s Board’s backdoor approach policy that undermines our original HOA Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs).

Although state law specifically prohibits any changes to HOA CC&R’s without a vote by the HOA members, the powerful HOA Management industry and related business interests simply devised a new and dangerous law making policy by ‘resolution,’ and to do so without consent or vote by homeowners.  Thereby giving the board and management companies new found arbitrary power to impose new rules and restrictions that undermine individual property owner’s property rights and ability to micromanage a community as they like.

Unfortunately the new Bluff View Greens HOA Board recently did just that.  Without any notice to HOA members the board recently wrote and passed a ‘Resolution,’ specifically filing it as a Dedicatory Instrument with the country as they disregarded the homeowners' rights to be informed,  and vote on what they were doing.

Since most residents living in HOA communities are busy with life and generally do not have the time to attend board meetings many are unaware of board members and managements bad decisions that adversely regulate their lives until their community is featured in the news.

From a personal point of view and as one of your neighbors who bought a home here when the community first opened 18 years ago.  For the fist time I have never been so concerned about how the AMS Management / First Service Residential has been advising this new Board. 

My concerns are based on my 30 years of experience and service for a national non-profit consumer organization as well as a member of Fair Arbitration Now, Washington D.C.  I also served as a founding member of HOA Reform Coalition of Texas where I had the privilege of testifying in numerous committee hearings alongside a diverse coalition of professional consumer organizations, and saw firsthand the controversial issues of overreaching business interest of HOA’s.

Please read the attachment that documents Bluff View Greens HOA Board’s chain of events including its lack of respect for previous board actions, HOA member’s rights or the fact that HOA management destroyed records.



After less than two months of being elected in February the new Bluff Greens HOA board members choose to re-open old wounds by implementing disruptive tactics that undermined the April spring community garage sale.  “New” board members who openly oppose community garage sales, behind the scenes claimed they had the ability to disregard any previous board actions made last year in December to open gates for Community Garage Sales. 

A survey conducted by the board and a door to door signature petition results, overwhelming confirmed that resident’s approval to open gates for community garage sales.  Believing that previous disruptive problems by Association Management Services (AMS) / First Service Residential had been resolved the Spring Community Garage Sales was scheduled for April in conjunction with  other communities, however calls to AMS management were not returned.   

Important background of the eight month ordeal: 

1.     At the eleventh hour (within 1 week) of the spring community garage sale without warning, the new board made an uninformed decision.  At best the decision was made without the truthfulness or knowledge of previous policy decisions as well as to the HOA management’s (AMS) numerous failures to notify all homeowners timely and/or to open the gates for Community Garage Sales.

  2.      First email to Paris Constantzos the new President of the Board of Directors of Bluffview Greens Homeowners Association Apr 3, 2015, Email 10:30 AM from Janet Ahmad.
In short:  The purpose was to explain the problems AMS management had created when they failed to return calls and failure to notify Bluff View homeowners yet of the Spring Community Garage Sale scheduled for the following weekend.  See attached copy

3.     April 04, 2015 – Shocking email response written by Mr. Constantzos representing the Bluff View Greens HOA to me. 
His email was shocking and certainly without merit or truthfulness and without question left one to speculate as to the source for his fabricated assumptions, especially since we had never met.  His condescending and lengthy lecture contained false, misleading, and inflammatory statements.  
In short: Specifically, Mr. Constantzos made unwarranted assertions about my character referring to me as, uncivilized, defaming, bullying, unprofessional, as well as an irresponsible citizen of this community.   His lecture goes on to admonish me; “to refrain from continuously defaming any of the members of this organization, to include members of the HOA management” and to making unfounded assertions and claims that I repeatedly “personally defamed, disgraced or slandered individuals,” among other inappropriate remarks.     (To avoid any further embarrassment to Mr. Constantzos I have not attached his email. However his email is available for review in its entirety if there is any question as to the truthfulness or accuracy of the quotes)

  New HOA Board’s Disregard of Last year’s (2014) results of a Board Survey:  78 members responded to opening the gates for a Community Garage Sale – 40 Yes, 38 No.   Additionally a door to door petition was conducted:  Sixty five Homeowners signed the petition with 62 overwhelmingly in favor of opening gates for community garage sales, with only 2 indicating “No” and one responded “Whatever”.  Let me also point out that most people were not home and only 5 refused to sign.

 4.      Very concerning is a recent request to Association Management Services (AMS) provided confirmation that the records were destroyed. AMS reply: “Copies of the completed feedback forms were not retained once the July (2014) board meeting minutes were approved.”

5.     Bluff View Greens HOA’s Board explained they were elected as the winning political party and passed a resolution giving power to the board to regulate community garage sales.   The Board’s justification – Written explanation from Bluff Greens HOA Board President – “I think that you would agree that, if a political party is voted into an office, it does not need to follow the previous party’s decisions, regulations, policies, and laws. In fact, I would hope you agree that the voters voted for the new party to have the rules changed.”…  Paris Constantzos President of the Board of Directors Bluffview Greens Homeowners Association.


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