Welcome to The Pines Members Website
The Pines is a homeowners association in Yelm, Washington. This is The Pines Social Network, an unofficial members website where members and residents can share information.
THE HOA DISCOURAGES OPEN DISCUSSION AND INFORMATION SHARING.
ANY misleading information comes from the UNWILLINGNESS
of the board & the OFFICE MANAGER
to clarify OPENLY with TRANSPARENCY
for everyone who lives in this COMMUNITY.
2015 Goals - Print - Sign - Send
When you switch hit policy and procedure, ditch records and generally screw around in an UNETHICAL - NON TRANSPARENT WAY that RETALIATES against people instead of providing CLARITY that is REQUESTED? Over time....you'll have 200 ballots to count out of 600 MAILED. (Its called ghetto. AND IT SHOWS. )
You should know a few things before you choose to live here:
1) The rumors are true. The gate WAS to keep those people IN. Yeah. Meth & trafficking. Kickbacks, etc. You name it. This place is a bad choice!
2) The office and the board retaliate against those they do not like. They'll just change the rules as they see fit and fine you. Its bad business here. Don't try to participate in anything the HOA has to offer. And the HOA will discourage any sense of community by harassing active membership.
3) There is mismanagement. There is corrupt behavior. They practice bad business.
4) There is a petition to remove the office manager & the current board. Sign this if you are already a prisoner of the community and have experienced negativity instead of what they "pretend to offer" (Fishing at the Little Lake - a community emergency response team - Documents and rules that are governed as intended and read - All of that is a lie!)
5) The HOA board, office and committees discourage membership from both voting and participating in the HOA.
6) The office will LIE TO YOU. Get everything in writing. Dated and Signed.
7) Nepotism and Conflict of interest (Office manager is allowed to preside on a committee. I believe that to be a BIG CONFLICT of INTEREST. Also a board member is a PAID FINANCE EMPLOYEE of a charitable organization to which the HOA likely contributes. (ZERO transparency there.) Total conflict of interest and does not have community consent.) Board President's live in is also the Property Standards person. (Since resigned)
8) Official website is full of lies and misrepresentations - No one knows which board member is in charge of MANAGING the OFFICE MANAGER who has been known to LIE, hide records, and cause problems instead of unite community -- There are several common denominators to the MISMANAGEMENT. One of those is the office manager - the other is a board member. BOTH are "what's in it for me" -- instead of providing transparency requested and in fact, demanded by the community. Property Standards email is not what it appears and is misleading. It says propertystandards @ nisquallypines dot com ; but it is actually the email of the office manager - who swears she has nothing to do with property standards or adjudication any longer. (More lies & half truths from the HOA) The official website is really poorly formed & is a very poor representation of an association. EVERY hoa in the county offers a board contact phone or email address. This board ? Does not care to communicate effectively-- AT ALL. They benefit from that lack of communication.
9) If you TRY to become involved in what this community has to offer -- the office manager & the board RETALIATE against you. TRUE STORY! The small minded people need to GO.
Some basic information on WHY homeowners associations exist AT ALL is to MANAGE COMMUNITY ASSETS:
Clubhouse, Community Parks - River Park, Little Lake, Play Park, Roads, Water System.
COMMUNITY rights under WA RCW governing Homeowner Associations in Washington State - Chapter 64.38 RCW
When an HOA does NOT provide the TRANSPARENCY in OPERATIONS for EVERYONE, you know something is WRONG.
And there IS a problem at this HOA - history of MISMANAGEMENT of EMPLOYEES and RETALIATION. NVN 2010
NUMEROUS times they try to shut down informing the community...because of petty jealousy and obvious WRONG DOING.
The BOARD refuses to MANAGE EMPLOYEES APPROPRIATELY and NEGLECTS TRANSPARENCY to the community.
And so RETALIATION from the HOA exists .... NEEDLESSLY harming the community through underhanded switch hitting policy & procedures against written documents.
Clique$ are expen$ive and fundamentally--they fail.