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September 2017 EXTRA!

Request for  Special Assembly
to fire Colonos leaders denied

MORE PALM THAN CALM as talk of firing Colonos leaders harmonizes with new trees planted in Centro.

By Staff
The Colonos has informed PA developer and Arq. Roman Rivera Torres that it will not call an extraordinary Assembly to consider firing Colonos board Chairman Jorge Kaufer and General Manager Armando Rincon for alleged under-performance.

Kaufer is elected to the non-paid position on the board by the vote of the Assembly. Rincon is the paid general manager who is hired by the board.

Kaufer said last week a letter was dispatched informing Rivera Torres “the issue will be discussed in the December General Assembly.” He added that “no extraordinary Assembly will be organized since the two other Vigilance Committee members do not agree with the request since it does not represent the Vigilance Committee (VC),” Kaufer said.

Rivera Torres is president of the VC, which serves as a non-voting adjunct to and overseer of the Colonos board.  Property owner Tim Howard and Carlos Suarez, a resident and local condo administrator, form the three-man VC panel. The communication requesting the extraordinary Assembly was not signed by any VC member other than Rivera.

Differences of opinion

While the Colonos stands by its opinion that it was not obliged to intercede for one party over the other in what it considered private commercial matters earlier this year, Rivera re-iterated his judgement last week that the Colonos Association “has an obligation to protect its associates. The marina is an important associate.” He emphasized that the marina is losing business over the continuing financial discord with some boat owners.

“Those boats and the company representing them are not in disagreement on fees – they are not paying,” he alleged. As to retaking control of the main gate, which the Fideicomiso also owns along with the marina, Rivera said he offered to run the gate for three months “put things in order and give it back to the association operating correctly.”

Also in question as of this writing is the status of $200,000 USD appropriated at the last Assembly for main gate improvements. Funding has been withheld by the Colonos and the project stalled after the Colonos was notified of the Fideicomiso’s intent to retake gate control next April.

Ad-hoc study panel being formed    

In the meantime, Kaufer said the Colonos is assembling an ad-hoc panel of residents-at-large, with guidance from legal counsel, to “…work on strategies to avoid giving up entrance (main gate) control to the Fideicomiso – or how to work the transition if there is no better option.”

In current and past practice, the Fideicomiso cedes control of the gate’s operations to the Colonos, which in turn funds the gate and general security operations on behalf of all property owners, businesses and residents who fund it.

The competing interpretations of Colonos rules by the Fideicomiso and Colonos board over the contentious gate access issue remains unresolved heading into the December Assembly.

(Refer to Rivera’s full, unedited text published in the Pelican’s Sept. 5 news bulletin below this edition and to Kaufer’s explanatory columnr published in a special edition on Aug. 17 for further background information and competing interpretations.)

 

The Mail Bag…

PADDLING TOGETHER – not a  bad idea – to avoid he storm cloud (upper right) heading for the beach. (Pelican File Photo)

Looking for the weekly meetings

Dear Editor:
I am a condo owner at Puerto and I am coming in October. I have asked once before what is going on with the owners’ breakfasts that used to meet at the Pub. I went one time two years ago and there were only two people who came to the Pub and they said no one meets anymore.

Does anyone know about any owners’ weekly breakfast meeting? The weekly meeting was very nice for people like us who have not yet retired and come only for 8-10 days at a time (we never get to vote anything). It was such an informative meeting.

My second issue is that my friends that were going to come with us are afraid with all the bad publicity that they will be kidnapped, drugged or shot if they come with us. I used to see articles boasting about the low the crime rate is in the community and I have not seen any such information in the past few years. Is there any data about the crime rate in our community. My friends do not want to even travel from the airport to our community.

I have noticed that rentals of my condo are not as great as it was years ago. I feel as if we as the owners need to meet up and talk about some of the issues going on. People are afraid to visit. This is going to be devastating to us all.

Signed/Sharyn Guzzi 

(Ed Note: See letter below this one as to PA’s well-established security record. As to voting, you can either be here for the Assembly, or file a proxy with the Colonos or contact your condo administrator and let him or her know how you prefer them to vote on issues of concern to you.

Don’t ruin what we have

Dear Editor:

I have been a real estate developer for many years and when I built a project in Puerto Aventuras in 2006, I fell in love with the living conditions here and ended up staying, marrying and basing my very happy life here. People are happy here and it’s contagious!

As far as I know, no single case of violence is recorded. The private security force is highly respectful to residents, to the point of having returned my dog to me after it had escaped. he postman knows me, most people know each other, noise is controlled, street security cameras work! There is no car theft, no armed robbery, few minor burglaries, no gangs and kids can play free everywhere.

There is no theft of boat parts common in other areas, considerate restaurants in Centro close relatively early.

Puerto Aventuras is one of the best places to retire for people from all over the world. Something has been done well, I do not know if thanks to the Colonos, the Fideicomiso, the Municipality or all of them.

There is always room for improvement, but let’s do it together. Let’s not confront each other or allow this private community to become a community we cannot control.

Signed/ Manuel Cusi

 

Will miss watching young sailors

Dear Editor,

We love our condo in PA that we bought in 2005 and witnessed growth over the years. It is unfortunate that the sailing club was asked to vacate since just the few houses have been built in Phase 4.
We found it an entertaining, fun and healthy environment for all and enjoyed watching them from our balcony. We need more positive sporting opportunities for youth recreational activities in PA.

Currently, golf carts racing around with fun-seeking kids seem to take priority over safety issues or other available organized sporting opportunities. Our youth is our future, but it is our responsibility to help guide them down the right path.

Hopefully, this sport will soon be viable again in PA for the common good with appreciation of the importance of such sports for our community. Always look forward to reading your articles and keeping us updated through Pelican Free Press as we live most of the year in our home in Canada. Thank you.

Signed/Dr. Luis and Lorna Gonzalez

 

Security is a serious concern

Dear Editor,
After reading Arq. Roman Rivera Torres’ letter concerning the main gate issue, I can feel his frustration and want him to know he can count on me for support in creating conscience and logic with our community about this topic.

I feel our foreign English-speaking audience is not fully sensitive to how this country is changing and how hard it will be to conserve the peace and the value of properties in Puerto Aventuras if security is not properly enforced.

Puerto Aventuras is selling safety. The influence of a strong foreign presence that enforces its own protection independent of municipal authorities with its own first-world values is normal in first-world countries, but is a privilege in Mexico.

It increases property values and is the way to live a relatively peaceful life. The rise in criminal activity outside gated communities is enormous but is non-existent in the Puerto Aventuras resort. If municipal police are let in and we are not careful, Puerto Aventuras will get infected as well. We must ensure that whomever is in charge understands and believes in this to the core, and he/she gives us the certainty that rules are rigidly enforced.

I also urge we are prudent about how we manage access to the public beaches lest we become another Akumal with its myriad access problems. I have witnessed that Mr. Rivera Torres has personally put great effort and sacrifice to protect Puerto Aventuras from beach erosion as well. I can feel his frustration about what is happening with Puerto Aventuras and the work he has done regarding these topics. I extend a helping hand, and truly hope we can solve this together.

Signed/Pablo Besquin

(Ed. Note: Mr. Besquin is president of Oceanus International of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has been employed by the Fideicomiso to engineer the Fatima Bay beach reclamation project.)

Don’t change for the worse

Dear Editor:

I am disappointed to see the problems in the leadership of the town. I hope they can be worked out at the Assembly. We love this town and no one wants it to change for the worse.

It was built as a resort and it has generated many jobs. Many people have flocked to the Poblado in search of a better life and have been supported through the Colonos by the residents of the resort in that effort.

It must be recognized that without the resort there would be no jobs and the community would collapse. It is very important that we abide by the original restrictions so that both the resort and the Poblado can survive and flourish.

Please consider this as you make important decisions that affect everyone that has invested their lives and their money in Puerto Aventuras.

Signed/Peter Moulton

Save community attributes

Dear Editor:

I have been a Puerto Aventuras investor, owner and resident for over 25 years and witnessed its healthy growth resulting from the tenacity and leadership of its developers and  community interacting under the principle of harmony and clear goals. But now I am concerned about communications spread through different means, that seem to be dividing our community. This stems from an apparent lack of basic knowledge of Puerto Aventuras’ initial goals credited to those who conceived and sustained it since the beginning.

Attributes that make this place so unique are at risk. They are: Unity and integrity of the concept due to the Association’s alleged lack of fulfillment in protecting the interests of its associates or because of decisions that have forced not a few to resolve their problems in an individual way, thus breaking the initial plan of a “single and unified whole.”.

Our security, facing a generalized and prevalent unsafe situation in the zone. This problem initiates with our main gate control and the application of the adequate systems for the entrance of owners, residents and authorized visitors.

The privacy of our development ,which was created for the benefit and enjoyment of its owners and residents can reach the point of losing the “privacy of an integrated community”, turning our beaches, caletas and infrastructure into public.

Puerto Aventuras is what it is today because of those who conceived and developed it hand in hand with a community that believed in the concept, invested in it and chose it as a life experience. But all of this seems to be at risk because of “the free expression of personal positions” elaborated without awareness of its roots and giving no credit to the leadership that initiated it and has kept it valuable to this day.

Signed/ Salvador Sada Derby

Support restoration of security

Dear Editor:
We as property owners and full-time residents of Puerto Aventuras would like to give our full support to Roman Torres in his effort to have security restored here in our private resort and gated community.

We purchased our property because we understood that all  property here is private and for the use of the residents and guests only. We are not a town or a municipality. If we were looking for that, we would have purchased property in Akumal, Tulum or Puerto Morales.

It has come to our attention that now our beaches, coves, marina area, and neighborhoods have become public with free access to people outside of the development. The Colonos president and manager have allegedly given their approval to opening our private property to anyone that stops at our front gate with an ID and this is in violation of our bylaws and regulations of the development. Try doing that at any of the other private resorts near here like The Barcelo and Hard Rock Hotel and we are a private resort just like them.

We have noticed large groups of people walking through our private property and using our facilities that should not be open to them. Security does nothing to stop them and this must stop. Security also does nothing regarding parking, noise violations, both from residents and some businesses and one wonders what security actually does.

Security needs to protect its owners and residents and if the Colonos leaders won’t do it, they should step aside and let someone else do it for us. We are sure that if our absentee owners knew about the total lack of security within our development, they would agree that there is a strong need for a change.

Signed/Ron and Catherine Hurst, Hal and Pauline Harper, and John R. Bush.

(Ed. Note: The signatories are residents of Chac-Hal-Al condo domplex which has generated numerous ongoing complaints of late-night noise emanating from docked boats and a nearby lounge.)

 

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September News Bulletin

Developer files paper to fire
Colonos chairman, manager

Lengthy communication attacks performance;
Early public responses do not support firings

By Staff
Puerto Aventuras developer and Arq. Roman Rivera Torres has petitioned the Colonos board to convene an Assembly to consider firing Colonos board Chairman Jorge Kaufer and General Manager Armando Rincon for alleged negligence of duty on multiple fronts.

Rivera said in his petition that he was “obligated” as Colonos Vigilance Committee (VC) president to initiate the request. The two other VC panel members, Timothy Howard, longtime owner here, semi-retired CFO and author in the USA, and Carlos Suarez, resident and administrator of multiple local condo complexes, did not co-sign the petition.

In that case, the request may be a non-starter if, as Colonos rules and logic appear to dictate, at least two signatures are required for a VC communication to move forward.  Note Article 34 (unedited) governing activities of the Vigilance Committee:

ARTICLE 34.- The communications from the Vigilance Committee must be signed by its President and any by one other member at least. In case of prolonged absence of the President, the signature of any two of the Committee members will suffice.

“I was not a signatory to this letter, nor did I know it was coming,” Howard said when contacted last weekend during a stay in London. Howard said Suarez also called him after receiving the letter to assess his position. “I told him, no, I did not agree with Roman’s request because I didn’t think that was the right way for us to resolve the impasse between Roman and Jorge.”

The long-simmering standoff between community leaders Rivera and Kaufer peaked last February when Rivera sought, to no avail, to have the Colonos deny main-gate entry to clients of several commercial boating entities that were and are in a fee disagreement with the marina in which Rivera has financial interest.

Subsequently, Rivera informed the board he would, as owner of the gate property, retake control of the gate operations and Kaufer responded by withholding about $200,000 USD of the public’s money that had been appropriated for gate improvements that were scheduled to be completed by now.

Kaufer stated in an earlier letter distributed to residents and published in total in the Pelican Free Press on August 17 that he and some other board members believe the fee dispute between the marina and several of its commercial boating tenants is a business matter between them that should not involve Colonos intervention.

Suarez told the Pelican several days after Rivera’s letter was disseminated that he received many calls from property owners in support of Kaufer and Rincon. The consensus, he said, is that nobody should resign and that Rivera and Kaufer need to reconcile their differences and resume working as they have in the past on behalf of all the people.

“One common opinion from the callers is that the community needs and wants administrative balance,” Suarez added. “We have to have balance. Do property owners just give money (over $1 million USD Colonos budget annually) with no say on how it is spent?”

There have been some earlier muted calls for Rivera to step down by critics who see his dual role as PA development Trustee and VC president as a conflict of interest. But Suarez notes the community has greatly improved despite occasional disagreements under the balanced leadership of Rivera, Kaufer, the Colonos board and Rincon. The board is planning to meet to discuss the petition.

Rivera explains his case for seeking the resignations of Kaufer and Rincon in the following, unedited communication:

“ASSOCIATION OF SETTLERS, OWNERS  AND TRUSTEES OF PUERTO AVENTURAS A.C. SR. JORGE KAUFER, PRESIDENT ARMANDO RINCÓN, ADMINISTRATOR

Based on Fractions II and III of Article 33 of the Bylaws of the Association of Settlers, Owners and Trustees of Puerto Aventuras, A.C. (the “Association”), and derived from the events that have occurred during the last two years under the coordination of The Board of Directors, and in view of the impossibility on the part of the Supervisory Committee to avoid the unilateral actions of the President over the Committee and against the interests of the “Association”, I am obligated, as the Supervisory Committee Representative, to request the resignation of Mr. Jorge Kaufer and Mr. Armando Rincón to their respective positions as President of the Board of Directors and Administrator of the Association, for which, and in accordance with the provisions of Fraction II of the aforementioned Article 33 of the Bylaws of the “Association”, I hereby formally request that they call to convene the corresponding Assembly of Associates, in order to present, discuss and, if appropriate, to approve the requested motion.

 

The foregoing, based on the following background and considerations of fact and law:

  1. – BACKGROUND:

Puerto Aventuras was conceived as a private and safe Residential-Touristic Development controlled by the Developer and its own Community. Under this scheme, the Developer celebrated an agreement with the Municipal and State Authorities not to municipalize, committing in areas of surveillance, operation, maintenance and security. This decision was based on the fact that the Municipality, due to the growth of Playa del Carmen, could not meet the needs of Puerto Aventuras.

The Developer promoted the figure of a Settlers Association to be in charge of controlling and operating the Development, working hand in hand with the Developer. Under this formula, the figure of the Developer would be that of the person in charge of carrying out the construction and infrastructure works of Puerto Aventuras, while the “Association” (in substitution of the Municipality) would be in charge of controlling, maintaining and operating the Development. The only person responsible before the authorities is the Developer, who granted the “Association” certain powers to operate aspects of common interest of its residents, subject to compliance with the Association’s own Bylaws and regulations, and for the surveillance of its associates.

For the accomplishment of the functions of the “Association”, its associates provide it with a budget superior to 18 million pesos annually (not including extraordinary installments). For a correct evaluation of its performance it is important to be clear that the “Association” is not responsible and is not in charge of the basic services of Puerto Aventuras such as the Drinking Water Supply, Drainage and Wastewater Treatment, Electric Power, Telephony, Fiber Optics and others. The “Association” does not take care either of replacing our beaches, remodeling our Marina Center or our façade towards the federal highway, and is neither in charge of Governmental, Union, or Village Leadership Relations.

Having clarified that these activities are not part or responsibility of the “Association”, we will be able to analyze its performance in the priority functions assigned to it and in which it has not only shown poor performance in its compliance, but also has acted against the fundamental objectives of Puerto Aventuras and the interests of its Community.

  1. – STATEMENT OF FACTS RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE CURRENT BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ASSOCIATION
  2. Security and Control of Puerto Aventuras:

As it is indicated in the Bylaws and regulations of the “Association”, it is a priority responsibility of the “Association” to properly manage the security of Puerto Aventuras as well as the control of its access. Despite the aforementioned responsibility, its current Board of Directors and Administration have violated Development Security and propitiated impunity for irregular commercial operators within the Development.

Understanding Security is a priority issue for Puerto Aventuras; the “Association” was assigned with the obligation and was granted sufficient powers to manage it properly. Consequently, the associates contribute for Security purposes only with a budget of more than $7 million pesos, as well as assets in land and buildings (Access Gate) for the successful achievement of this objective; however the result presented by the current Board of Directors and the Administrator is unacceptable. Indeed, in theory the Security System should be fully operational and efficient, but contrary to that it turns out highly inefficient and vulnerable due to lack of attention and rigor of normativity observation by the Board of Directors. There are no preventive strategies, its performance is limited to submit written reports and charts describing what happened yesterday, without giving solutions to avoid repetition of infractions or illicit acts, propitiating impunity that now extends with even more frequency. All this to the detriment of the Development and welfare of the Community.

In addition, the obligation assigned to the “Association” to take charge of the Security of Puerto Aventuras included (based on the fact it would have the management of the personnel in charge of monitoring and controlling) three basic areas defined as:

  1. a) Access Control to the Development, avoiding passage of unauthorized persons to assure security within the development in accordance with the provisions of Article 18 of the General Regulation of the “Association”.

Our Beaches and Coves continue to be public with free access to people from outside the Development who access them crossing through private property. The proper management of this topic is of vital importance under Mexican law and the lack of public accesses to the beach, as an inadequate management, can lead us to incur in irreversible cases like that of Akumal

Currently, workers with work identification access without any control accompanied by relatives and friends, with liberty and outside of defined time schedules, areas and labor dates. Those workers who have been disqualified for excessive use of alcohol, noise and misbehavior, continue to access and remain in the facilities outside permitted times. Access to vehicles that provide unauthorized or even undesired services is also permitted. In none of these cases are misused access cards or identifications canceled.

  1. b) Compliance with the Bylaws and the General Regulation (Coexistence) of the Association:

The promotion and enforcement of the Bylaws and regulations of the “Association” as guiding and applicable instruments within Puerto Aventuras, is the obligation and authority of the “Association” through its Board of Directors and the security company contracted for it; however, compliance with this obligation and authority has been ignored by the Board of Directors, allowing infractions regarding operating hours, noise levels, vehicle traffic, parking lots, etc. Known example is “HooHaa”, business that does not pay fees to the “Association”, creates expenses to it and despite innumerable letters addressed to the “Association”, there has been no action whatsoever to stop the operation or to cancel badges of access to workers and managers.

  1. c) Compliance with the Construction Regulations:

Compliance with the Construction Regulations is an obligation of the “Association”, as it is the one who should control through the security company and on the basis of which it could deny access to workers in infringing works. The Board of Directors has ignored this obligation, and today there are innumerable cases of constructions that contravene land uses, densities and construction restrictions in general.

  1. Defense of the concept and operation of Puerto Aventuras as “Private Development”:

The actions of the current President of the “Association” jeopardize the continuity of Puerto Aventuras as private development.

Ensuring the concept of “Private Development” begins with the proper management of the access to Puerto Aventuras in order to achieve the goal consistent on that the infrastructure of basic services and recreation are for the enjoyment and benefit of its owners, residents and authorized visitors. The policy established unilaterally by the current President of the Board of Directors, that “any person who presents himself at our door with identification, will have access to Puerto Aventuras”, contravenes our objectives and priorities, violating our security, affecting the Associates patrimony, favoring alien offenders to the detriment of the benefit of the Community.

Specific case, that of a company alien to the Development that without authorization performs activities for its own benefit, using without permission from or making payments of infrastructure use to, both the Development and an affected Associate, who refuses to stop operation or abandon Development. The Board of Directors denies support to its affected Associate and far from intervening as established policies mandate, suggests that Associate resort to superior authorities outside Puerto Aventuras.

Faced with this position of the Board of Directors, the Associate, affected in his interests, not being able to rely on the security personnel he pays, is forced to resort to other authorities to take care of his interests, and dissociates himself from the Association with the consequent cancellation of the payment of quotas.

Thus, the actions of the Board of Directors and specifically the President’s, do not meet the objectives of the Development as a private entity, they fault the obligations of the “Association” by forcing the Associates to resort to external authorities making them care for themselves, although they pay the internal security. Far from acting in support of its Associates, it evades responsibilities and favors third-party offenders, encouraging the separation of Associates who set up security gates and fences, hire independent security companies from the Development and ultimately creating power wars within the multiples authorities.

In addition, the President, in a unilateral decision, refused to receive Phase 4 to integrate it into the Master Plan. This despite the Developer’s offer to cover any shortfall that might exist between the collection of fees and the operating cost. The refusal forced the Developer to disassociate Phase 4 from the Master Plan by hiring an autonomous private security and consequently disconnecting from the Association.

On another note, having been a petition of the Community to expand the Access Gate, the Developer agreed to deliver on “loan” land of his property, and provided budget to the project. The topic was approved by the General Assembly and the President, under a unilateral decision, canceled it subject to a new confirmation by the same Assembly that had authorized it.

Likewise, a modification to the Master Plan was approved in the Assembly by changing the use of the second 9 holes of the Golf Course (in the process of being executed) by a green area called “Central Park” including recreation concepts proposed by the Community, amongst them a Bike Trail, Pedestrian Walkway, Pet Park, Outdoor Gymnasium and other options of general use for the population. However, following the policy established by the President of free access to the Development and considering that there is a population of 18,000 inhabitants on the other side of the highway, the Developer temporarily suspended the project until control is reestablished according to the private objectives of the Development.

In view of the above, it is clear that the President of the Board of Directors does not have the experience or the capacity to understand the benefits of an integral and private development for a community united under the leadership of the “Association” in his charge, so the fact to sustain the President in his position implies running the risk of disintegrating the community of Puerto Aventuras with the damages that this entails.

  1. Authority, Faculties, Rights and Obligations of the Board of Directors of the Supervisory Committee and the Board of Directors of the Association

The maximum authority for any decision and action related to Puerto Aventuras before the governmental authorities is the Developer as responsible for the Development. The Developer has granted the Community, through the “Association”, broad faculties for the management of Puerto Aventuras subject to a joint action with the Developer, considering the purposes of the “Association” and the fulfillment of its Bylaws and regulations.

The Community, through its “Association”, empowers a board of directors to carry out the daily operation of the Development based on the guidelines approved at the Assemblies of Associates.

The Board of Directors is composed of a President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, Members and Committee Coordinators for cultural, sports and other activities.This Board of Directors hires an Administrator of the “Association” and the administrative and technical personnel necessary to fulfill its purpose.

In addition, a Supervisory Committee is in charge of supervising the management of the Board of Directors. This Committee has lost its effectiveness through the arbitrary management of the President, who takes decisions contrary to the objectives of the Development and to the detriment of its community, as detailed below:

III. – STATUTORY AND REGULATORY VIOLATIONS IN WHICH THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ASSOCIATION HAVE INCURRED:

  1. a) Improper access control to the Development by allowing unauthorized persons to enter, which constitutes a violation of Article 18 of the General Regulations of the Association;
  2. b) Lack of representation and defense of the Associates before the federal, state and municipal authorities, as well as before all kinds of private institutions, individuals or corporations, in all matters related to their properties and rights within the Puerto Aventuras Residential-Touristic Development. The foregoing, in contravention of one of the purposes that constitute the object of the “Association”, foreseen in subsection “d)” of Article 6 of the Statutes;
  3. c) Lack of Intervention to promote good relations between all the inhabitants of Puerto Aventuras and for these to be observed with honesty, good faith and compliance with the Bylaws and Regulations of the “Association”. The foregoing, in contravention of another of the purposes that constitute the object of the “Association”, foreseen in subsection “e)” of Article 6 of the Statutes;
  4. d) Lack of monitoring of the Development’s urbanization, in a way that is in accordance with the Master Plan, with the Construction Regulation of the Development, authorized land uses and prioritary interests of the majority of the settlers, which is a violation of another purpose that constitutes the object of the “Association”, foreseen in subsection “c)” of Article 6 of the Statutes.

For the sake of clarity of the above, the statutory and regulatory precepts are transcribed in quotation, namely:

BYLAWS OF THE ASSOCIATION

CHAPTER IV OF THE OBJECT OF THE ASSOCIATION

“ARTICLE 6. – The purpose of the Association is to group the Settlers, Owners, Trustees and Promissory Trustees of properties located in the Puerto Aventuras Touristic Development, without distinction of race, nationality or religion, for the following purposes”:

  1. Attend, procure and, where appropriate, provide to its associates, directly or indirectly, any kind of advice concerning the property of the Associate within the Development, as well as to provide, where appropriate, services for the improvement of said Touristic Development, including, if possible the general and public services provided by the Government of the State of Quintana Roo and the Municipality of Cozumel or the Developer; b) Promote the improvement of facilities, equipment and works through which these public services are provided; c) To supervise the urbanization of the Development, in such a way that it is in agreement with the Master Plan, with the Regulation of Construction of the own Development and authorized land uses and of prioritary interests of the majority of the settlers; d) To represent the Associates, both individually and collectively, before the federal, state or municipal authorities, as well as before all kinds of private institutions, individuals or corporations, in all that is related to their property or rights within the Touristic Development of Puerto Aventuras; e) To strive by all means within its reach, to foster good relations among all the inhabitants of Puerto Aventuras and so that in them honesty and good faith can be observed; f) Encourage the development of associates’ ideas, initiatives, studies and projects, to implement those that are considered to be beneficial to the associates, the Development and the general population; g) Disseminate and develop among their associates and their families all kinds of social, cultural, educational, sports, artistic and humanitarian activities … “

GENERAL REGULATIONS OF THE ASSOCIATION

CHAPTER III

OF DEVELOPMENT SECURITY

“ARTICLE 18. – Entrance to the Development is restricted to people who are not settlers or property owners, or do not have the corresponding authorization. All entry-to-exit workers within the Development must wear bracelets (in the case of construction employees) and badges in case of employees of houses, condominiums, commercial areas or the marina. ”

In view of the foregoing, it is conclusive without a doubt that the Board of Directors of the Association has incurred in breach of its obligations and in the undue or omitted exercise of its faculties. Likewise, it has conducted itself unilaterally above the determinations of the Supervisory Committee and against the interests of the “Association” in matters of primary interest to the Community of Puerto Aventuras, so in my capacity as Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of the “Association”, I am obligated to issue, for all legal purposes, the present request for the convening of an assembly of associates of the “Association”, in order to analyze, discuss and, where appropriate, approve the removal of Mr. Jorge Kaufer and Mr. Armando Rincón from their respective positions as President of the Board of Directors and Administrator of the Association.

Without further comments, receive my respectful greetings and I remain at your disposal for any comment or clarifications.

Sincerely,

SUPERVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF SETTLERS, OWNERS AND TRUSTEES OF PUERTO AVENTURAS A.C.

_____________________________ ARQ. ROMÁN RIVERA TORRES PRESIDENT

 

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