Lincoln Hills ranked highly among active-adult communities

By: Michele Hutchinson
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The sad picture painted in last week’s guest column by Pat Miller, “Beware of homeowners’ associations,” could not be further from the truth. 

The Sun City Lincoln Hills Community Association is well-managed, fiscally-responsible and financially-sound.

Lincoln Hills was recently ranked among the top 50 active-adult communities by out of over 2,000 communities judged on a myriad of features and benefits offered to active adults.

Lincoln Hills believes strongly in community outreach. The second annual Pace Race is providing thousands of dollars to area charities and the Special Olympics uses our facilities for annual bocce ball tournaments, to name just two. 

Unfortunately, a small fraction of residents allied with Pat Miller believes our facilities should be for the exclusive use of residents and their guests. They even want to keep out the two percent of nonresidents who attend our lifestyle classes. They're now campaigning to recall all members of our board of directors for a range of alleged offenses, including perceived fiscal mismanagement. A major complaint is that our restaurant, an amenity, operates at a loss. We're working to reduce that but the loss costs homeowners only eight cents per day.

Our community association believes strongly in transparency to members, and all board meetings, finance meetings, and properties meetings are video recorded.

Every year, members have an opportunity to vote for board directors. In the upcoming election, four of the seven positions will be open. Rather than complain and disrupt with their recall effort, Pat Miller and her allies might find it more constructive to run for the board or volunteer for its committees.

 Michele Hutchinson, Lincoln