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November 17, 2017

BULLETIN:  A tour boat with some 90 passengers began to sink yesterday off the northern coast of Cozumel. Officials there report other nearby vessels rescued all passenger without injury.

QUICK  SAND…

FRONT- END LOADER  transports sand to the Chac-Hal-Al beachfront in a project funded by the complex. The sand was deposited by a small convoy of big trucks last week and shut down this week for lack of permits. (Staff Photo)

Chac-Hal-Al funds beach work,
but city sinks no-permit project

By Staff
Local newspapers broke the story on Tuesday announcing the shutdown of the beach replenishment project funded by Chac-Hal-Al residents, which includes PA developer Roman Rivera Torres, stalling once again the long-sougbht replenishment hopes along Fatima Bay.

Municipal officials stopped the project that was being carried out with truckloads of sand and spread by a front-end loader that. the local papers alleged, may have been disturbing turtle nesting grounds and altering dunes.

The local press noted that the federal agency, Profepa, would likely get involved because the Puerto Aventuras exclusive resort allegedly has “distinguished” itself in the past for violating environmental laws.

Irony not overlooked

The project was being carried out in plain sight as huge trucks made their way through the community’s narrow streets. The reports noted the trucks were also being investigated concerning permits for extracting the sand elsewhere.

Ironically, the project was being carried out shortly after a recent fly-over by agents of the Environmental Secretariat who were mapping the most critical points of beach erosion from Cancun to Akumal. They reported finding 21 areas of severe attrition of more than 100 meters of beach lost in some cases, the worst three at El Recodo Beach in Playa del Carmen, Punta Cancun and the western side of Holbox Island.

The flyover was a response to the necessity of maintaining beach conditions that will continue to attract tourists. The Feds say an estimated one billion pesos will be needed to replenish the worst areas.

It would seem logical that if replenishment is needed but funding is short, the government would welcome Chac-Hal-Al’s effort to  help by processing permits promptly then overseeing that the work is done in accordance with environmental protocols.

The project, which has also included relocating existing protective barriers farther from the beach and out of sight, was expected to spread to the adjoining beaches with completion of the Omni Beach expected as the high season begins.

Temporary loss …

...OF PARKING SPACES leading to the Omni hotel and across from the Oxxo convenience store in Centro was necessitated by a water leak, reported the office of the concessionaire. (Staff Photo)

Colonos releases assembly agenda
rife with competing interests  

Some fear threat to balance of power

By Staff
The Colonos has released a 10-point agenda for the December 9 general assembly. It includes four controversial items that are likely to stir significant discussion in what could be a watershed year for maintaining a balance of power in Puerto Aventuras.

The first is a call for resignation of Colonos board Chairman Jorge Kaufer as requested by developer Roman Rivera Torres on general allegations of incompetence in the post. Kaufer, who has served the voluntary board for 11 years, has a year remaining on his latest two-year term. He has told the Pelican he does not intend to resign but will abide by the will of the voters.

Second is a report and expected discussion on the state of the community’s security program, which has been heavily criticized by the developer, particularly over operation of the main gate and in spite of  reports showing the community is as secure now as it has been for years. The developer has said he intends to take control of the gate in April if not sooner.

Third, the voters, whose money maintains the streets, the security force, main gate and the grounds among other tasks involving what is considered common infrastructure, will have to decide the fate of  $200,000 appropriated last year  for main-gate improvements.

The money is being withheld by the Colonos over disagreements on security by-laws and policy interpretations between the Colonos and the developer, who owns the gate building but cedes operations and funding to the Colonos under a yearly agreement. The decision to withhold was made by a Colonos board vote.

Fourth is the undisclosed signing last year of a tri-partite agreement between the Colonos, Fideicomiso and TAEMA Air Park being developed across Highway 307. The pact would sell access to the resort, beach and other facilities to a potential 2,000 residents of the air park, diminishing the degree of resort “exclusivity.”  Some residents believe it would  strain resort infrastructure, particularly parking and traffic, and reduce property values in the resort.

Others say charging for “passports” by the non-profit Colonos association could set a negative precedent that could erode the resort’s claim of exclusivity even further. Contrarily, the resort developer views the accommodation to TAEMA as one with benefits to the resort’s businesses and economy.

There was consensus expressed during last week’s Q&A at the  Colegio for maintaining the status quo of  shared control and the commissioning of a study and review to clarify some of the vaguely worded  Colonos by-laws.

The assembly will be held at the Dreams Hotel Theater with first call scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and second call, if needed, at 10 .m.

Residents who want to cast a vote themselves can register at the Colonos office during working hours, 9 to 2 and 3 to 5, from Dec. 4 through 6; hotels and condo administrators may register on Ded. 7 during the same hours.

Rain Dance…

BEATING THE BLUES – Couples did the rain dance last Sunday night at Latitude 20 as weekend weather brought heavy rainfall. Fans packed the popular restaurant to welcome the Vail Valley Band from Colorado that was making a guest appearance. (Staff Photo)

Possible break in marina
impasse may be in offing

By Staff
A scintilla of hope has surfaced in the conflict between the marina ownership and several commercial boating companies.

The rift has had disturbing repercussions in other community matters such as control of the main gate and security in general. It has generated personal hostilities, some of which may be insurmountable, and thwarted significant development projects such as a public park and gate improvements.

PA developer Roman Rivera Torres is reportedly open to perusing a proposal from boaters that may be conveyed through resident Angelo Mouzouropoulos, who has offered his time and effort as intermediary between the two parties.

For his part, Mouzouropoulos has been in contact with a principal of one of the companies that has agreed to deliberate with other owners to achieve a consensus proposal for presentation to the marina.

Mouzouropoulos , a retired shipping executive who is volunteering his time and effort on behalf of the community, wrote to Rivera Torres that he has asked the boaters to “… prepare their very best offer and to submit it to me for discussion with them, together with their justifications and explanations. After that process, I will bring their best offer for consideration by you (Rivera) and the Fideicomiso.”

 

The Mail Bag…

Golf ball damage: It is what it is.

Dear Editor:
This is a reply to Jesse Cooper’s post. Jesse, first let me say I am really sorry about the damage to your solar panel by a golf ball. Even though it may not make you feel better about the local golf club, I would like you know some facts.

Please understand I am not arguing the  right or wrong of it, but  just how it is. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of golf courses in America and Canada that have homes backing on to them. None of these golf courses carry liability or are liable for golf balls causing damage. The person who does the damage is liable if you are fortunate enough to catch them.
In fact,  this actually happened this year at my local course and like you it was a solar panel that was damaged. The player was know and he paid for it, not the golf course. Again, I am sorry about your damage and while it probably will not make you feel better, That is what I understand. This assuming you are from North America. From what I know U.K. is the same.

Signed/John Lacey

The divide is too personal
Dear Editor:
I was at the Q&A meeting at the Colegio on Nov. 8 and it was very uncomfortable as the Puerto Community is so divided that whatever you say, some of your friends will not speak to you again.  The divide has become too personal and we must agree that nobody is 100 percent right or 100 percent wrong.

We must analyze the situation in a very practical and pragmatic way so the assembly can make clear decisions on what really matters. Perhaps then, each party will know exactly what he or she has to do.
We must accept that each visitor has a cost to the community that includes delays at the entry, cost of the security check, traffic congestion, limited parking space, added garbage, deterioration of the infrastructure and potential incivilities (noise, alcohol, traffic infractions) and assorted misdemeanors.
On the other side, we must evaluate what each category of visitors brings to the community and adopt a  comprehensive access policy that all can understand and enforce.

Signed/ Thierry Defauw

(Ed Note: Mr. Defauw also sent a long outline of steps that could be taken to achieve an access  policy residents can live with. Those steps were forwarded, with the above introduction, to the Colonos.)

Agrees on privacy and security

Dear Editor:
By reading the current and past editions of the Pelican Free Press, I caught up with the important issues facing PA, some of which will be addressed at the 2017 annual Colonos’ meeting Dec. 9.

I agree with developer Roman River Torres’ interest in retaining the integrity, independence, privacy and security of our ‘exclusive’ gated community. As one of your readers stated in the Mail Bag, the Hard Rock Hotel and other private entities don’t allow entry to just anyone with an identification. Until recent disagreements, the developer and Colonos had successfully co-existed.

I salute Ms. Gabi Kozeljj of the Puerto Aventuras Colegio for sponsoring the recent forum aimed at resolution, but if the parties cannot amicably resolve their differences for the good of Puerto Aventuras, I urge all Colonos members to assure PROXIES are in place and properly executed.  Whichever way we vote, it’s important that we don’t allow others to make our decisions for us without our input.

As always, hoping for peace and continued success in beautiful Puerto Aventuras .

Signed/Aymara Lilienthal

Disturbed by beach conditions

Dear Editor:
This letter addresses the article about the Colegio Q&A Forum between the PA developer and community.

The 70-plus attendees displayed spirit and a thirst for communication. I was sorry to see the PFP sum it up as  “sparring between the developer and audience and between residents.”

There were passionate people with big concerns wishing to be heard. After all, it was meant to air grievances. I saw a community with questions,wanting answers and to be heard. I thanked event host “Gabi,” and acknowledged the need to resolve troubling issues between marina businesses and the Fideicomiso.

I described how allowing anyone with an I.D. into PA has impacted my life and beachfront. I live above the “public access” to the beach. On any day this summer there were 50 to 200 people in a very small beach area and in the water. I have dates, numbers, and pictures. The Colonos is aware of the situation and has done nothing to rectify it.

There are no bathrooms, no garbage receptacles, no privacy area for changing clothes. There was and is no respect for noise volume, moderate alcohol consumption, and no respect for private time between couples. I find that disgusting! Also, my condominium association has spent a great deal on private security and that still doesn’t keep people from walking wherever they want and believing they have a right to be on our property.

We have public beaches but not through private access. I want PA to return to a private resort as it was meant. It’ll be hard to reverse what’s been allowed to happen but I want to feel safe, secure and swim in an ocean, not a kiddie pool.

I love Puerto Aventuras or I wouldn’t call it my home and I feel blessed to be here. I think we have a warm, generous and thoughtful community and I’m hoping it can continue to be that way. Thank you.

Signed/Cate Hauser

Rock concert, circus acts
fuse for Nov. 24 event 

The Colonos homeowners’ association has wasted no time in preparing a second cultural event, this time a lively rock concert fused with circus acts by the “Roximus Maxximus” group at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 24 in the Cultural Center on Bahia Akumal.

This is an upbeat presentation with songs from the Beatles, other rock legends and a cast of dancing performers, balancing, trapeze and fire feats that keeps the eyes and well as the ears entertained.

Tickets are 120 pesos and are available now at the Colonos office, also the Colegio and at Transformar Educando in the Poblado. The Colonos asks for support of the local population in attending these events so that more of them can be presented for the enjoyment of all in the high season.

Soccer anyone? We heard from Thierry Defauw that the friendly Sunday morning pick-up soccer games have resumed at the Puerto Maya field in back of the Oxxo store on the main road into the village. Call Thierry at  984-877-5190. Young. middle aged and older folks can join the fun workout.

Trivial Pursuits is coming up at 4 p.m. Sunday, November 26 at Latitude 20 Restaurant with proceeds going to the Poblado Community Center. Owner Jim Stubbs welcomes new players to join the fun. And don’t forget the Halloween Party being held early this year on Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m.

November dates of note: In Mexico:  Revolution Day, Nov. 21: All Saints Day, Nov. 1:  All Souls Day, (Day of the Dead), Nov. 2 – In the U.S.  – Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 5; Election Day Nov. 8; Veterans Day Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

The Roundup…

The Colonos employee Christmas party will be held 0n Dec. 15 and the administration is once again asking for residents to donate gifts, or cash to purchase gifts, to be raffled off at the party. Gifts are being accepts at the Colonos office during working hours. The party is organized annually by the board of directors to thank employees for their labors.

Several robberies have occurred inside and outside area supermarkets where Puerto Aventurans shop, here and in Playa, reports one of the victims. Residents would be wise to remain alert while shopping, keeping wallets and pocketbooks within eyesight at all times and being conscious of the scam where thieves deftly place sticky caramel or ketchup on a victim’s clothing or car door, feign giving help while picking pockets… Stay aware!

Deadly choice – A tourist was killed in Akumal trying to cross the highway near the pedestrian bridge after exiting a  colectivo on Tuesday. Witnesses said two people who chose to cross the highway rather than take the bridge were struck by a speeding taxi whose driver attempted to flee until the taxi broke down. The driver, who was traveling at about 180 kph and couldn’t brake fast enough,  was arrested by investigating  officers.

A proposed condo/hotel project on Kantenha Lagoon in Puerto Aventuras has been rejected by the federal environmental agency, Semarnat, according to a local press report. The project, to be known as Villas Aqua, was the subject of a Pelican story in July when spokesmen for the company said construction would begin in August.

Spending time on time – There is a push-and-pull debate going on in Cancun to abandon the state’s current time zone situation that has adopted full-time daylight saving time. Schools, unions and businesses have expressed a desire to keep things the way they are

The rules we live by – or not!

Obligations of Colonos board members

(Page 11 of 22, unedited)

ARTICLE 27.– The following are obligations of the remaining Board Members:

  1. To act as advisors to the Association and propose solutions to its problems;
  2. To assist the President. Treasurer and Secretary in the performance of their duties when they so request;

III. To accept specific commissions for the evaluation and solution of different problems that might arise; and

  1. Participate actively in any work commission where they are appointed.

ARTICLE 28.– The following are obligations of the President, in its case, or of all  members of the Board of Directors:

  1. To attend all meetings of the Board and to participate actively in the discussions with voice and vote;
  2. To keep all Association’s assets in good state of order, conservation and cleanliness;

III. Promote all measures that foster the good name of the Association; and

  1. All other, indicated in these By-Laws or which are assigned by the same Board.

ARTICLE 29.- When the Association is headed by a President; he/she shall then assume all powers granted in these By-Laws to the Board of Directors as required. (To be continued)

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November 10, 2017

The dutiful Doggie…

…WAS TOLD TO ‘SIT’ and sit it did for about 8 minutes without moving a hair on its tiny body while its owner took a quick dip in the cool Caribbean waters off Omni Beach. (Staff Photo)

Playa business council urging
aerodrome move to Aventuras

Says city airstrip land needed to fix traffic woes 

By Staff
The former head of Playa del Carmen’s Business Coordinating Council is urging state leaders to complete a new aerodrome in Puerto Aventuras to replace he one in Playa’s central tourist/business zone.

Gerald Valades Victorio said traffic is choking the city’s central area bordering exclusive Playacar creating gridlock, accidents and frustrating drivers.

He said the solution is to close the Playa aerodrome for space to make new roads and replace it with the  airstrip in Puerto Aventuras. He said 100 million pesos have already been spent on the Aventuras project that was scheduled to be operative more than year ago but apparently has been abandoned.

While Valades’ suggestion may eventually help Playa del Carmen solve a traffic problem, it could possibly  add to traffic growth in Puerto Aventuras since a private airstrip and considerable housing is also being developed across Highway 307 from the PA resort.

When traffic choked central New York City years ago, a pundit suggested making all city streets one way north, then, he said, traffic would be Connecticut’s problem. It begs the question whether PA might inherit Playa’s traffic problem by becoming its solution.

Colegio forum offers  prelude 
to Dec. 9 general assembly 

By Staff
It was billed as a question and answer forum for PA developer Roman Rivera Torres to share his views but questioners often morphed into off-point monologues, historical anecdotes, new thought-provoking evidence, a few angry outbursts, impassioned pleas and even a nonsensical sermon.

“It was democracy in action,” offered resident Martin Wohnlich as the audience of more than 70 emerged from the Colegio’s outdoor auditorium Wednesday night after nearly two hours of sparring between the developer and audience and between residents.

The main concerns appeared to be “security” and “exclusivity” as the developer and some loyalists sought to convince listeners that Colonos officials, of which he is one, had lately failed to provide sufficient security and support to the developer’s original vision of exclusivity, upon which he often expounded during the evening.

As a result, the developer said he will take command of the main gate in April or sooner for three months to fix the problem, then return it to the Colonos. He also has filed assembly requests for the resignations of Colonos board Chairman Jorge Kaufer and general manager Armando Rincon. Those items are on the Dec. 9 assembly agenda.

In a previous interview, the developer said he would return gate operations to the Colonos, providing Kaufer was no longer on the board. He said he would tighten the gate operations to include banning clients of the boaters involved in the fee disagreement.

In that vein, there was a brief verbal skirmish between the developer and Anthony Heckendorn, owner of Fat Cat boats, over the marina’s assessment of new per-passenger charges to commercial boaters, a conflict the Colonos views as private business.

That distinction is the basis for the developer’s allegations of an under-performing board as it relates to security and exclusivity. Conversely, the developer believes the Colonos should have blocked the main gate to boating clients to protect the marina interests, which was then part of the Colonos association.

As to Puerto’s exclusivity, resident Angelo Mouzouropoulos revealed the existence of an unveiled agreement with the TAEMA development across the highway from Phase 4. It would allow future residents of nearly 900 living units planned there to access Puerto’s facilities via a purchased “passport” from the Colonos,  The agreement is signed by the Colonos chairman and the developer, as president of the vigilance committee, according to Mouzouropoulos.

The developer at first skirted the revelation question but later noted it would bring business to the resort and fees to the Colonos.

Mouzouropoulos said he did not understand how the developer, who, he said, he admires for creating Puerto Aventuras, could on the one hand complain of liberal access to the resort and on the other quietly sign an agreement that could eventually open the gates to as many as 2,000 non-residents. This too will be up for discussion and a vote at the Assembly.

On security, Cate Hauser of Chac-Hal-Al, where the developer also lives, told the audience the complex has had to hire its own expensive security to keep people from the poblado off the beach in front of their condos this summer. She described some beach-goers as drunks vomiting, using obscenities and creating a “disgusting” atmosphere.

It prompted rejoinders from several other people in the audience, one of whom said she owns three properties further up the beach but was unhappily stopped from continuing a walk on the federal zone by a guard at Chac-Hal-Al.

It was generally agreed the gate and security issues had somewhat divided the community, but the developer said he would  strive to reunite it. All the open dialogue did not, however, lead to any immediate solutions save for a suggestion to form a study committee.

“Despite the various views expressed, I felt an underlying sense of commonality that I think is healthy for the community,” said a retired psychiatric social worker in the audience.

The last word went to Peter Metric, longtime restaurateur here, who sermonized investors as though they were children, preaching they should feel “privileged to live here,” their investments notwithstanding. At the suggestion the community “build a statue” of the developer, people began to leave.

 

An enjoyable evening…

In Upper left photo, the audience joins the cast of “Love and Death” by the “Silla Movil Danza” group after the finale while, at right, youths are intent on the performers. In lower left photo, the audience gives a standing ovation to cast members (center and right). (Staff Photos).

Rock concert, circus acts 
fuse for Nov. 24 event 

On the heels of a delightful folk ballet on Nov. 3, (above collage) the Colonos homeowners’ association wasted no time in preparing a second cultural event, this time a lively rock concert fused with circus acts by the “Roximus Maxximus” group at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 24 in the Cultural Center on Bahia Akumal.

This is an upbeat presentation with songs from the Beatles, other rock legends and a cast of dancing performers, balancing, trapeze and fire feats that keeps the eyes and well as the ears busy.

Tickets are 120 pesos and are available now at the Colonos office, the Colegio and at Transformar Educando in the Poblado. The Colonos asks for support of the local population in attending these events so that more of them can be presented for the enjoyment of all in the high season.

 

Trivial Pursuits is coming up at 4 p.m. Sundays, November 12 and 26 at Latitude 20 Restaurant with proceeds going to the Poblado Community Center. Owner Jim Stubbs welcomes new players to join the fun. And don’t forget the Halloween Party being held early this year on Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m.

November dates of note: In Mexico:  Revolution Day, Nov. 21: All Saints Day, Nov. 1:  All Souls Day, (Day of the Dead), Nov. 2 – In the U.S.  – Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 5; Election Day Nov. 8; Veterans Day Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

The Roundup…

Bring back ‘green angels’ was the cry of two Cozumel councilors who urged the island leaders last week to resume the free highway repair and information service to assist tourists and locals. Come to think of it, the Pelican hasn’t seen an angels truck on Highway 307 for quite some time. Anybody have information on this to share?

A free 6-day pet sterilization program in Tulum expected to handle about 250 pets a day during the event held during the week at Nuub Park. The 15 veterinarians participating were from Colorado, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos and Cancun…

Texas, Florida and California lead the US states in the number of tourists to the Riviera Maya says a recent report from the Tourist Profile Study of Quintana Roo.. The US contributes a total of about 4 million visitors to the are per year, most of them coming for, sun and beach, with lesser numbers to study  Mayan culture and about 8 percent for honeymoons…

Direct flights from Moscow to Cancun have elevated expectations of revived Russian tourism on the Riviera Maya, with a figure of around 14,000 expected, besting three previous years with a roughly  40 percent recovery…

 

The Mail Bag…

Dear Editor:
I am writing this letter because I have a concern that could affect other residents who live here.  My house backs onto the “P.A. Golf & Racquet Club” golf course, and I am no stranger to finding stray golf balls in my back yard.  As one might say, “that is part of living on the golf course”. 

However, on July 31, 2017, a bad shot from a golfer sent a golf ball slamming into one of my solar panels, leaving it shattered and inoperable.  After inspecting the damage, taking photos and retrieving the golf ball, I went to speak with the Club’s general manager, Jose Luis Ortega Padilla, at the main office. 

After explaining to him what had happened, he informed me that he was aware of the group of golfers on the course at the time of the incident, and that not only would he seek reparations from them, but he would also speak to the Club’s insurance company regarding reimbursement for the damage. 

Having received this information, I left with the understanding that I would await his response from the insurance company, and we would proceed accordingly.  By August 14 I had still heard nothing, so I tracked Mr. Ortega down at the Club office and inquired about any progress. 

He informed me that he had spoken to the insurance company, and that they would not being reimbursing the Club for the damage it had caused to my home.  Mr. Ortega also stated that since the insurance company would not cover the damage, neither would the P.A. Golf Club (as expressly told to him by the “board” of the Club), and therefore I would have to cover the cost of any damages. 

Furthermore, Mr. Ortega told me specifically that the Club would not reimburse me because they would then be obligated to do the same for future incidents with other residents.  I explained to Mr. Ortega that although the Club doesn’t have adequate insurance doesn’t mean that the Club is not responsible.  I also explained that things like this will happen, but a professional business is still accountable when it comes to situations like these.  His response was, “Not in Mexico.”

 This was a small problem with a simple solution, but I have no delusions that Mr. Ortega, the “board” of the Club, or the P.A. Golf & Racquet Club will deal with this situation with integrity.  They have decided that although we are all neighbors, they are not responsible for damages done by their clients. 

It is obvious that the golf club has inadequate insurance…  So my question is this:  With more residents deciding to go with the “solar” option, what about the next time this happens?  If a small child playing in their backyard is injured by a golf ball, who will be held responsible?  My issue was minor.  But what if it were more serious?   

sSigne/Jesse Cooper

The rules we live by — or not!

Responsibilities s of the board secretary

(Page 10 of 22 – unedited)         

ARTICLE 25.The following are the Secretary’s obligations:

  1. To keep a bock of minutes of the meetings of the Board, of the Associates’ assembly and the registration of the same together with all other books that should be kept by a Civil Association according to the Law, also to take care of the mail and the files and records of the Association and the Register of Slates and Candidates for the elections;
  2. To have all documents under his/her care today for inspection by the Vigilance Committee or by any of the members of the Board, at any time they so request;

III. To act as Secretary in the meeting of the Board and in the Associates Assemblies, as well as to sing the corresponding minutes; and

  1. To work with the Association’s President in the organization of the Ordinary and Extraordinary Assemblies of Associates.

ARTICLE 26.– the following are the Treasure’s obligations:

  1. To prepare the annual budget of income and expenses for the next fiscal year to be presented to the Assembly of associates for, approval, after the previous review and approval from the Vigilance Committee.
  2. To present the detailed annual balance of income and expenses to the assembly of associates for the period corresponding to the ending year, once it has been approved by the Vigilance Committee;
  • To keep the Associations accounting current;
  1. To manage all of the Associations funds through the necessary accounts with a banking institution. In order to withdraw any funds, the checks shall be made out in the name of the beneficiary bearing the joint signature of at least two members of the Board of Directors.
  2. See that all associate members are current in the payment of their dues and undertake the required actions to bring tardy members up to date on their payments. Also, insure that the Association is always current in the fulfillment of its monetary obligations; and
  3. Make sure that all documents in his care are always current and available for; inspection by the Vigilance Committee at any time it wishes to do so or whenever any associate member, requests so. (To be continued)

 

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