Bowman, Sterner seek re-election

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Holly Lake Ranch B-Board
Bowman, Sterner
seek re-election
By JOHN SPARKS
Meeting with friends and supporters Thursday, September 30, Larry Bowman and Jeanette Sterner both confirmed their intentions to seek a third two-year term on the Holly Lake Ranch B-Board. Election date is Saturday, December 4 with ballots mailed to property owners in November.
The B-Board, comprised of 4 members elected by property owners shares governance of the Ranch with the A-Board which is comprised of five members appointed by the developer. Together these two boards set policy and budgets and provide oversight to the day-to-day management of Holly Lake Ranch.
The two B-Board members were first elected to their posts in 2006. Bowman was elected Treasurer of the governing A-B Board shortly thereafter and Sterner was elected as Secretary.
Both candidates pointed to the considerable progress that has been made during the past few years in the governance of the Ranch. "We feel it is important to have continuity of a B-Board that will continue to exhibit strong financial and managerial control and open communications with fellow property owners during these tough economic times." They believe it is important to maintain transparency as far as the actions of the Board and of the HLRA Administration.
Sterner said, "It is of utmost importance that Board actions maintain the individual rights of property owners." She added, "It is equally important to keep property owners informed through timely publication of the summaries and minutes of Board meetings."
Bowman cited the need to continue the financial oversight initiated in the past four years. "Realistic budgeting for both income and expenses has enabled the Association to accomplish approved projects such as roads, the golf course, fencing, the fitness center, etc. without major dues increases." Most recently Bowman championed the establishment of reserve accounts which has enabled the Association to handle several emergencies without cutting planned projects or asking property owners for special assessments.