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January 18, 2017

Hear the gun, watch ’em run…

RUNNERS EXPLODE from the starting line at the Dolphin Store last year and will repeat the feat this Sunday at 8 a.m. as spectators cheer. (Pelican File Photo)

Voters’ $12K grant to ‘Transformar
Educando’ yielding positive results…
…but wasn’t mentioned at assembly 

TRANSFORMAR EUCANDO students get a varied day at the Poblado Community Center. From top left, crafts class and, right, learning the music. At bottom left, breakfast is served and right, students gather with students from the Resort Colegio to share their education on a variety of subjects on Tuesdays.

Learning today for a better tomorrow

By Staff
When resort residents in 2016 generously dedicated  $12,000 USD annually from their HOA  budget to help fund the poblado’s “Transformar Educando Community Center,” the pre-condition of an annual report at subsequent Colonos assemblies was understood.

But a year later, at the 2017 assembly held Dec. 9, not a word about the center and its mission was spoken and not a single statistic shared with the voters. Why?  

EXPANDING HORIZONS for the students aboard the Catamaya.

The program director, Graciela Maldonado, a model of efficiency and record-keeping, was aghast to learn during an interview this week that the varied courses of education, social and health services did not get a mention. “This isn’t right,” she said with astonishment.

Report was submitted

She had submitted a report to the Colonos as agreed, recognizing the virtue of  informing donors, and had offered to deliver it personally at the assembly. Her offer was declined. Why? She was told the 2017 gathering could become a nasty affair and thought she and the program should not get near the potential political battle.

LEARNING THE MOVES – A student from the resort’s Colegio shows students in the poblado community center how to make the right moves in chess.

That potential was realized. It was a painful affair for a place dubbed “Paradise.” In retrospect, the 225 assembled voters probably would have welcomed a reprieve of positive news, of hearing how their seed money was elevating the human condition  across the highway.

Ms. Maldonado’s office is festooned with notebooks, primers, readers manuals, workbooks. There is a glass-enclosed bookcase along a wall with rows of large 3-ring binders meticulously documenting in words, pictures and numbers, all aspects of the center’s programs and expenditures.

Investment well pent

She points out that 843 people are currently utilizing all programs of the organization’s three center’s, from sewing classes for young and old, to general education certificate programs for the youth, to health and general social services such as a breakfast program she prepares for the students. Ms. Maldonado documents these activities  with statistics and expenditures neatly filed in the binders attesting that the Colonos grant is well spent.

Where education lifts a  community.

For example, the funding helped construct a new two-story building with two classrooms down and one up for sewing. That project included a supply of new sewing machines. Incidentally, children from 11 up are taught in the sewing class to care for and repair their own clothing and school uniforms.

Rifling through the folders, she recognizes volunteer help received from the resort side, such as a handicraft class taught by Ron and Catherine Hurst and a 140,000-peso donation from Rotary Club of Plain/Township, Ohio, arranged by Deborah Mahan, or the high and long cement block security wall funded by Sunday Trivia and other games sponsored and held at Latitude 20 Restaurant.

Need for computers

Outdoors there is a new basketball court, general recreation area and four new lavatories to add to the two upstairs in the older building.

The centers  have won several cash awards to support programs and construction at the organization’s three centers, the other two located in Akumal and

MONEY MATTERS – Director Graciela Maldonado displays award won by Transformar Educando to continue and expand its work.

Chemuyil. One award was from the Mayakoba “Mitigation of Child Labor” initiative and another from Santander Bank in Mexico City’s “Trust for Mexican Children,” attesting to continued fund-raising to expand programs and maintain the centers.

For example, there are 42 students taking a computer class on 14 available computers, so the class is split into three sessions. “But we have a waiting list of 42, so we could use eight more computers,” she said, “even if they are used but in good working order.”

Ms. Maldonado also reported on an alliance with the Puerto Aventuras Colegio. “Students from the Colegio visit here on Tuesdays to teach our students to play Chess, learn history and math.”

There are 24 adults in the evening sewing class while 172 students received state education certificates in 2017. There are more positive takes to this story and Ms. Maldonado is open to sharing them from time to time with  the Pelican and the community.  

A MILESTONE in the lives of the young above was made possible by the generosity of others as they hold their certificates of graduation and harbor hopes of an improved life.

 

Chefs sought for Chili cook-off

The Hughes Family Charity Curry feast is being held again this year at Latitude 20 Restaurant on Jan. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are 350 pesos and available now at Latitude 20. Tickets the night of the event are 400 pesos.  

Latitude 20 Restaurant is offering a diverse month of Sunday games in January. It starts Jan. 7 with Friendly Feud, followed on the 14th with Trivial Pursuits, the 21st with Bingo and the 28th with a return of Trivial pursuits. Game time is 3:30 p.m. Owner Jim Stubbs welcomes all to join the fun.

Chili Chefs, professional or domestic, are invited to participate in a cook-off on Feb. 10 sponsored by the Seaside Rotary Club at the Latitude 20 Restaurant beginning at 6 p.m. There is no cost to participating chefs and table space, electricity, tasting cups, utensils and napkins are provided. Contact Deborah Mahan at [email protected] for more information.

Soccer   Thierry Defauw reports 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 for more information. Young, middle aged and older folks can join the fun workout.

Group Spanish lessons with teacher Gloria Contreras being held at the Nauty Burro in Centro on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is 180 pesos.

The Crow’s Nest…

Answer to gate access, control,
could be just over the horizon

By Pelican
It appears the movers and shakers are still digesting fallout from the contentious commentary they swallowed just before and during the Dec. 9 assembly. For the moment at least, the silence is deafening.

The unsolved problems of 2017 that caused such a stir now find themselves lurking in the uncertainties of 2018 as the community puts on its best face for the happy season while leaders debate behind closed doors in the dialog of the deaf. We can’t hear them.

There are trickles of gossip, some of them quite erroneous, surfacing in community discourse. Settlers sitting in the bleachers high above the fray casually ask what is happening with the main gate issue, or the so-called public park development or, even, the private affairs between the marina and a group of boat owners.

A response to the latter is that the small-town press does not stick its nose for news into the minutiae of what is essentially considered private business matters … unless and until … (excepting letters to the editor) those matters threaten the public treasury or default on the rightful expectations of the resident/investors.

Be assured, however, that the Fideicomiso and Colonos board aren’t sitting on their hands in the aftermath of a prickly assembly. There is what we might call site preparation going on concerning voting rights and how to guarantee them, and who, when and what to allow through the main gate.

The grapevine says the Fideicomiso has submitted a 32-page, manual-like proposal to the Colonos setting out policies and procedures of main gate access for the Security force to follow.

The Colonos board has time to weigh in on how they individually feel about what is proposed prior to a meeting scheduled for Tuesday to allow informed discourse.

From the Crow’s Nest, it looks like something’s floating in the water. An olive branch maybe?

The Roundup…

THE CATALONIA welcome lobby sports a different look following the collapse Sunday of the iconic palapa covering it. (Staff Photo)

The palapa roof over the Catlonia Hotel lobby   collapsed just before midnight Sunday causing injury to one U.S. guest, reports PA Security. Ambulances, firefighters and repairmen were quickly summoned by hotel staff. Colonos Security and local police responded but were not required as hotel security and medical doctor were handling the situation. The injured person was taken to a hospital with what was considered minor injuries. Hotel staff followed the custom of private hotels in this area by handling situations with their own personnel when considered appropriate. Cause of the collapse was initially attributed to the poor condition of supporting posts…

Local and state police evicted an estimated 400 people from an irregular invasion of alleged private property near Puerto Maya in Puerto Aventuras on Tuesday, albeit some of the evicted said they needed a place to live. The city council arrived to ensure some 12 local and three state policemen carried out the eviction peacefully. It begs the questions, where are they from and where will they go?

Something is burning – Several visitors renting in condos along the golf course have complained about an acrid odor of smoke entering their units. They wanted to know its source. The Colonos couldn’t pinpoint it but said it could be coming from deep in the jungle where residents burn wood to keep warm and the smoke and smell carried by the wind direction…

\Solidaridad’s first murder of the year attributed to organized crime was recorded Sunday night when a sicario (hit man) shot and killed the 31-year-old son of the owner of the “La Montana” bar on Constituentes and 90th St. in the Ejidal Colony. Police identified the assassin, who is being sought, from security video. The police believe the bar owner had refused to pay extortion… Another person was shot dead in front of  a doctor’s office in Tulum…

Traffic crawled  at the main gate Wednesday morning as repairs were made to the resident exit. There had been a problem for several days with the electronics controlling the up and down movement of the barrier blade.  The equipment was was having difficulty responding to the the resident card swipes….

A banner year for ferries to Cozumel was reported last week as the passenger count rose 27 percent from 2016 to 2017 despite bouts of bad weather and more than doubling number of homicides and other crimes in Solidaridad. The maritime terminal directorate reports 2,568,553 passengers were ferried by the three companies operating an aggregate of 51 daily crossings…

Archeological sites in the state also registered an impressive increase in visitors, reaching 3,413,730, a 20 percent increase over 2016. Of that number, Tulum area sites counted 2.2 million visitors…

Tulum’s community development center was closed temporarily after workers there reported numerous cracks in walls and the ceiling following the Honduras earthquake earlier this month. Other damage to the building including the separation of new flooring forced the closure by the directorate of civil protection until a safety study can be performed…

Hoteliers in Playa continue to press the governments for beach reclamation projects to freshen the tourist destination’s image. Difficulty in accessing government funds and acquiring permits for the work could seriously impact  tourism industry revenues, they say…

Mono Leisure…

…Strikes a pose – This spider mono was photographed doing what the rest of us do on a balmy day. Sit down somewhere along the dolphin walk, relax and and watch the world go by. (Staff Photo)

The rules we live by…or not!

(Page 18, unedited)

CHAPTER II
ON HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT

ARTICLE 8.– THE MAXIMUM SPEED FOR ALL VEHICLES CIRCULATING WITHIN THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE 30 KM/H. FAILURE TO OBSERVE THIS ORDINANCE WILL CHARGE THE OFFENDER WITH ECONOMICAL SANCTIONS AND SHOULD A RELAPSE
OCCUR, HE/SHE MAY BE PROHIBITED ACCESS.

ARTICLE 9.– ALL VEHICLES MUST PARK IN DESIGNATED AREAS. IN PUBLIC AREAS, STREETS AND WALKWAYS, PARKING IS FORBIDDEN; ANY VEHICLE FOUND IN THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS WILL BE TOWED AWAY AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE.

ARTICLE 10.- CIRCULATION IN THE GOLF COURSE IS FORBIDDEN TO ALL UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLES.

ARTICLE 11.– CIRCULATION OF TWO WHEEL MOTORCYCLES IS FORBIDDEN UNLESS OF OFFICIAL USE AND WITH PROPER AUTHORIZATION.

ARTICLE 12.– ALL VEHICLES, TRAILERS OR BOATS FOUND IN PUBLIC STREETS OR EMPTY LOTS FOR MORE THAN 30 DAYS WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION WILL BE CONSIDERED ABANDONED AND IMMEDIATELY TAKEN TO THE NEAREST TRANSIT
POLICE YARD AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE.

ARTICLE 13.– ANY PERSON FOUND DRUNK DRIVING WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE AUTHORITIES.

ARTICLE 14.– IT 1S ESTABLISHED THAT THE MARINA 1S EXCLUSIVELY FOR BOAT TRAFFIC, THEREFORE ALL SPORTS ARE FORBIDDEN UNLESS AUTHORIZED.

ARTICLE 15.– ALL VEHICLES ARE FORBIDDEN TO TRANSIT ON SIDEWALKS, GARDENED PUBLIC AREAS, GREEN AREAS OR RESERVE ZONE. (To be continued)

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January 12, 2017

Beach-e-reads…

A close look reveals that every person in this photo at the Omni Beach recently is reading some kind of electronic device, ushering in a new age of beach reads and an increasingly informed humanity. (Staff Photo)

Integrating Phase 4 with Colonos
said possible sometime this year

By Staff
Resolution of at least one of the major 2017 disagreements between the Fideicomiso and Colonos board could be achieved by the end of the year.

CONSTRUCTION on new homes continues in Phase 4, which could possibly be integrated into the Colonos HOA this year. (Staff Photo)

The integration of Phase 4 into the Colonos HOA was sought by the Fideicomiso last year but was postponed by the Colonos board because the development was not sufficiently advanced to produce the revenue to meet Colonos expenses  for that area, according to the Colonos.

While the Fideicomiso offered to pay any revenue shortfalls, the board nonetheless thought it best to wait until the revenue  stream is generated by a sufficient number of property owners in Phase 4, said Jorge Kaufer, Colonos board chairman. “I think there will be enough income by rthe end of the year.”

Colonos records indicate that 78 of the 122 lots have already been sold, construction of seven houses completed, one condominium building is advancing aas are seven more houses under advanced construction for a total of 16, and 55 lots yet to be sold.

The Fideicomso, in the person of developer and Arq. Roman Rivera Torres, did not reply to an inquiry concerning this issue, but a tour of the Phase 4 area  showed considerable progress in construction and maintenance of the roads and landscape.

NEW DIRECTIONS – Filiberto Perez, uses a hammer and chisel to carve street signs in stone in Phase 4. He then paints the letters, as seen in photo at right. Each custom sign takes about four days. (Staff Photos)

Two privately owned motobikes
are operating inside the resort

Motobikes have been spotted scurrying along resort roads in the last few weeks in three separate occasions. But they aren’t in the taxi business.

A proposal last year by Fideicomiso to possibly invite a few of the wiry vehicles into the resort was rejected by Colonos , noting the motos are generally not insured, have had problems with regular taxi unions over operations in the poblado, and supposedly are not allowed on the highway, albeit have been seen there on several occasions.

Asked about the sightings, Colonos GM Armando Rincon said mototaxis are not authorized to operate in the resort as taxis or come through the main gate.

However, he reported, two of the colorful vehicles are being operated inside the resort as private, authorized modes of transport for the Catamaya business and the Del Prado fruit and vegetable store in Centro, next to The Pub Restaurant.

Mototaxies proliferated in the poblado and Puerto Maya last year as five unions were each allotted 20 taxis, for a total of 100. But this was augmented by a number of unapproved vehicles, causing complaints and conflicts.

The Crow’s Nest…

Finding a tide of consensus 
for “small-town” ambiance

By Staff
We hear it often: “If we wanted big-city bustle we’d have bought in Playa del Carmen.”

We didn’t have that thought in mind when we went shopping – twice – at Walmart’s on 30th Avenue in Carmen Centro during he holiday season. We normally shop closer to home – Chedraui’s, Sam’s Club and Soriana’s for assorted foodstuffs, Del Prado in Puerto Centro for veggies and fruit.

But we wanted a bouquet of whiteAsiatic lilies and our choice was the really nice flower shop on 30th Avenue near Juarez Avenue – where parking spaces were full-up, pushing us toward the other option, Walmart’s, with its substantial outdoor and considerable indoor parking.

Our first visit landed us on a striped end- lane in the underground garage that may or may not have been a legal parking spot. We risked it.

Lots of people, lots of stuff, lots of cart traffic at Walmart’s in Playa Centro. (Staff Photo)

Before we could shut off the engine, a motorcycle policeman pulled up and signaled for us to roll down the window. “You can park here,” he said in Spanish,”but make sure you lock the car and don’t leave items like cell phones in plain sight. There’s been a few thefts,” he said.

We had the same parking experience a week later at Walmart’s outdoor and indoor parking lots. All taken – except for one that barely accepted our mid-sized car while a merry-go-round of vehicles kept circulating the lanes looking for an emty space.

Like the auto traffic outside, inside the “mart” was equally tight with a lot of excuse me’s an sorries as we needled our way through the busy aisles.

We bought more flowers, then bumped into Puerto Aventuras resident Cindy Crawford. A few minutes of Chit-hat about xrows and traffic underscored a theme made evident by voters at the Colonos assembly in December. People like the Puerto Aventuras experience pretty much the way it is.

Not too big.
Not too small.
Just right.

Join the flurry, hurry, hurry,
get your tickets for the curry

A FULL HOUSE and then some for local legendary Bet Hughes curry. (File Photo)

By Staff
What was arguably last year’s biggest food bash in a restaurant was the Hughes Family Curry Night that attracted so many people – 175 to be exact – that tables had to be set up on the sidewalk of the enchanting Lagoon of Dreams.

So, get ready for this year’s event being held Jan. 26 beginning at 6 p.m. as soon as you can.

Tickets are now on sale at the Latitude 20 Restaurant for 350 pesos advanced tickets and 400 pesos on the night of the event. Proceeds go to the Poblado Community Center that provides health, educational and social services to residents there, particularly children.

THE CURRY CLAN -Happy together are, from left, Bet and John Hughes and daughter Amy after success of larger venue for annual curry charity dinner.

The ticket entitles the holder to two servings from a choice of four – mild, medium, hot and vegan – accompanied by rice and popadom. What’s popadom? It’s a very thin circular crisp made from a blend of flour and water fried in oil and usually eaten with Indian food.

The Hughes family has been inviting guests for their charity curry nights for more than a dozen years, first at their home, then last year at the restaurant since the number of guests had become too large for their household.

Latitude owner Jim Stubbs and his staff help with the Hughes Family project by providing help in shopping and chopping, music, dancing and a charity raffle.

 

Paamul garage sale this Sunday, Jan. 14

Paamul Garage Sale – The Services to Others Committee (PSOC) Annual Charity Garage Sale will be held at David’s Store at the Highway 307 entrance to Paamul on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, from 8 a.m. to mid-day. Proceeds provide the necessities of life and  education to residents in the jungle villages of Chumpon, in Quintana Roo; Santa Clara,  Kulunche and San Pedro in Yucatan state. If you have items to donate or any questions about the charities, please refer to the Facebook page for Paamul Services to Others Committee and send a message.

Que Pasa? – Enjoying Spanish lessons with a smile at the Nauty Burro are, from left, Arlana Anderson, Georgia Solotoff, Maestra Gloria Contreras, Marie Sonnenberg and Stefanie Reed. (Staff Photo)

Latitude 20 Restaurant is offering a diverse month of Sunday games in January. It starts Jan. 7 with Friendly Feud, followed on the 14th with Trivial Pursuits, the 21st with Bingo and the 28th with a return of Trivial pursuits. Game time is 3:30 p.m. Owner Jim Stubbs welcomes all to join the fun.

The 10th annual road race for people of all ages will be held Sunday, Jan. 21, with races beginning at 8 a.m. in front of the Dolphin Discovery Store. Register at the Colonos office. Cost is 250 pesos for adults and 200 for children.

Soccer   Thierry Defauw reports 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 for more information. Young, middle aged and older folks can join the fun workout.

Group Spanish lessons with teacher Gloria Contreras havel resumed at the Nauty Burro in Centro on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is 180 pesos.

 

To Your Health…

Snowbirds, visitors arriving
with touches of flu, colds

Lots of snowbirds didn’t just fly back to Mexico this year. They also flu.

Like Spanish conquistadors before them who landed on Yucatan in 1519 carrying weapons and diseases from the European Continent, toay’s visitors are arriving with money to spend, not weapons to conquer — and oh yes – new strains of the ubiquitous winter flu and colds from the northern Americas.

Dra. Carolina Guzman, the Puerto Aventuras “house-call doctor” providing primary care services in peoples’ homes and condos, said she had been treating more than usual cases of the flu this year involving snowbirds and short-term visitors.

It shouldn’t be a surprise. In the U.S. alone, it is reported that influenza had reached the threshold of epidemic proportions with more than a dozen reported deaths of youngsters and spreading of infections throughout most of the US and Alaska.

Historians arguably theorize that Old World diseases carried with them to the New World had much to do with eradicating 90 percent of the Mexican native population by the end of the 16th Century.

Advances in health care delivery and medications assure that dark history won’t be repeated.

However, if someone has the following symptoms, it’s best to stay away from friends and call the doctor if attention is needed: The symptoms  sore throat, headache, exhaustion, aching body, sudden temperature rise, loss of appetite, and difficulty sleeping.

The Roundup…

Quake shake felt here – A number of people here told the Pelican they felt tremors from the 7.6 magnitude quake off Honduras islands at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday. Cheryl Cogswell and husband Kevin saw their couch move twice and said one person’s French doors flew open from the shocks. An acquaintance at Omni Beach said he also felt the tremors at his home. Fortunately, no tsunami ensued. The quake did some damage undermining houses in Chetumal and causing cracks in some buildings there while in Cozumel, part of the iconic bicycle path gave way in a landslide…

A hit and run accident in front of the taxi union facility on Highway 307 between Playa del Carmen and Puerto Aventuras seriously injured a worker trying to cross the highway in early morning darkness Monday. Other workers gathered in the area moved the njured man off the road pending arrival of an ambulance that took the injured to the hospital where his condition was listed as serious but stable. Witnesses said he was hit by a speeding taxi that quickly disappeared into the darkness…

It’s a reminder that area children have returned to school this week and drivers should be extra careful as the children, some walking, some on bicycles, some driving golf carts, make their way to school…

The latest travel advisory for Mexico from the U.S. State Department omitted the Riviera Maya from its list of danger areas and suggests only that U.S. travelers take normal precautions as they would in other friendly countries. There are no restrictions for U.S. government employees to travel to Quintana Roo. There are warnings for some other border and Pacific states due to widespread crime, however…

Also, the PBS News Hour in the U.S. last night opened a two-segment report on “Trouble in Paradise” featuring Cancun and Playa del Carmen  (1/11/2017) where intramural drug/gang warfare saw a more than double homicide rate in 2017. It touched on tourist as empowering criminals by buying drugs off the streets and the resulting corruption of police and local politicians. The show will concentrate tonight on Acapulco’s damaging bout with crime…

Former governor Roberto Borge of Quintana Roo has been extradited from Panama and is incarcerated in a federal detention center on charges of embezzlement and malfeasance while in office. The state is reportedly seeking the return of embezzled assets…

Snowbird shoppers are noticing slight price increases in certain foodstuffs and commodities such a gasoline and propane. Restaurants in Playa say they are trying to maintain 1he prices in 2018 that were increased slightly last November in view of rising commodities costs and unfavorable exchange rate against the dollar…

The lifeless body of a man about 25 years old that was found in Puerto Aventuras hanging from a tree in one of the irregular settlements near the Dolphinarium on Highway 307 was reported as the first 2018 suicide in Solidarity. The body was found near midnight on Jan. 6 by a woman passing by…

The rules we live by…or not!

(Page 17 of 22, unedited)

ARTICLE 45.– The Assemblies shall be chaired by either the President or the Board’s President and the Board’s Secretary will act as such. The Assembly’s chairman shall designate the Tellers from among the membership attending, and the latter shall certify the attendance to the Assembly.

ARTICLE 46.- The associates shall be admitted to the Assembly hall by presenting their, membership card, if and when they are current in the payment of their dues.

CHAPTER XII

OF THE ASSOCIATION’S DISSOLUTION

ARTICLE 47.- The Association may only be dissolved through the resolution of the General Extraordinary Assembly of associates, in the terms indicated in article thirty eight, fraction II, item e),  and forty four, item c) of these By-Laws, or also when it becomes either legally or physically impossible to attain its goals.

ARTICLE 48.– In case of an early dissolution, the Assembly resolving the dissolution shall appoint one or several receivers indicating them their, powers and attributions.

ARTICLE 49.– The receivers shall make the distribution of the patrimony observing the following guidelines:

  1. a) They shall pay all liabilities of the Association; and
  2. b) The remainder, should there be any, will be distributed among the associates or shall be transferred by the receivers to another Civil Association with similar purposes or to the private Charity Institution that the associates indicate.

GENERAL REGULATIONS FOR THE COLONISTS OWNERS AND
TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION OF PUERTO AVENTURAS

CHAPTER 1

GENERAL DISPOSITIONS AND DEFINITIONS

ARTICLE 1.- THE PRESENT REGULATIONS ARE TO BE OF STRICT OBSERVANCE BY ALL INHABITANTS OF PUERTO AVENTURAS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT, EVEN FOR THOSE PASSING THROUGH, AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE 2.- THE REGULATIONS PRIMARY OBJECTIVE IS TO ACHIEVE HARMONIC COHABITATION IN PUERTO AVENTURAS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT; ATTAINING THEREFORE THE ASSOCIATIONS OBJECTIVE. HENCE ALL COLONISTS MUST BEHAVE
ACCORDING TO MORAL AND GOOD MANNERS, ORDERLY AND NOT BEHAVING IN ANY WAY THAT MAY DISTURB THE OTHER COLONISTS TRANQUILITY OR JEOPARDIZE THE STRENGTH. SECURITY,   WELFARE,  PRESTIGE  OR GOOD ASPECT OF THE DEVELOPMENT BY REFRAINING TO COMMIT NEGLECTFUL ACTIONS THAT MAY RESULT IN SIMILAR CONSEQUENCES.

ARTICLE 3.– THE DIRECTOR OR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACCORDINGLY, TOGETHER WITH THE AUXILIARY ORGANISMS WILL BE IN CHARGE OF SUPERVISING THE OBSERVANCE OF THE DECREES ESTABLISHED IN THESE REGULATIONS.

ARTICLE 4.– THE PRESENT REGULATIONS INCLUDE SPECIFIC RULES FOR THE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS, WICH WILL ONLY BE APPLICABLE TO THEM.

ARTICLE 5.- THE PRESENT DECREES ARE APPLIED WITHOUT PREJUDICING THOSE SET BY LOCAL OR FEDERAL REGULATIONS.

ARTICLE 6.- THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS ARE FOR BETTER CLARITY AND INTERPRETATION OF THESE REGULATIONS.

ASSOCIATION;  THE   ASSOCIATION OF COLONISTS OWNERS AND TRUSTEES OF PUERTO AVENTURAS.

ASSOCIATE OR MEMBER;  EACH  INTEGRANT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF COLONISTS, OWNERS AND TRUSTEES OF PUERTO AVENTURAS.

COLONIST;  ANY PERSON THAT REGULARLY RESIDES IN A REAL ESTATE PROPERTY LOCATED IN PUERTO AVENTURAS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT.

REGULATIONS; THE WHOLE ORDINANCE REFERRED TO IN THIS INSTRUMENT.

CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS; THE CONSTRUCTION REGULATIONS DRAW UP BY THE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE OF PUERTO AVENTURAS REAL ESTATE TO ESTABLISH A STANDARD OF CONSTRUCTION WITHIN STS, OWNERS AND TRUSTEES PUERTO
AVENTURAS DEVELOPMENT.

STATUTE: THE STATUTES OF COLONISTS, OWNERS AND TRUSTEES ASSOCIATION OF PUERTO AVENTURAS A.C.

DEVELOPMENT;  PUERTO  AVENTURAS TOURIST DEVELOPMENT.

ARTICLE 7.– THE PRESENT REGULATIONS MAY ONLY BE MODIFIED, REFORMED OR ADDED TO IN EXTRAORDINARY ASSEMBLY AND BY A MAJORITY AGREEMENT REPRESENTED BY A FIFTY ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL VOTES OF THE ASSOCIATION. (to be continued)

PRODUCTION DEADLINES: The Pelican Free Press encourages and welcomes public announcements of events and activities. The deadline for publication during our weekly high-season schedule is 10 a.m. on Mondays and by the 25th of each month during the summer schedule May-October. Thank you. Disclaimer: The Pelican Free Press is not responsible for content and/or claims made on sponsor web sites, logos or social media links.MAIL BAG POLICY – Limit comment to 300 words per writer , or 5 paragraphs of 60 words each. We reserve the right to edit for comprehension and to avoid personal, inaccurate or offensive material. Thank you.

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