Compton Green News
January 13, 2005
Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller P.S. Tel: 425-454-3374
Joshua Rosenstein Fax: 425-454-0087
300 Surrey Building
10777 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 980004-5963
Julin & McBride, P.S.
16088 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052-3530
This letter responds to Rosenstein's letter dated January 6, 2005.
First, I am not aware of any meeting in which Rosenstein and his firm were hired to represent the interests of the Compton Green Homeowners' Association (CGHOA). If I somehow missed something, Rosenstein should have available his contract with the CGHOA outlining his scope of work proposed, the meeting notices to the GCHOA members where his contract for services were to be discussed and voted upon and those meeting minutes which support that such proper contract with Rosenstein was approved by either the board or the membership of the CGHOA. I am also not aware of any recent legally noticed and open meeting in which the purported board met to discuss Mr. Dorsey's recent letter and to formulate and direct Rosenstein on how to respond to Mr. Dorsey.
Rosenstein isn't on his own. He must get direction which reflects the associations' position and not his.
Second, each member of the currently purported CGHOA Board was never nominated in a proper manner and according to the law. Quite frankly, CGHOA has been governed by a small group of property owners who have disregarded and violated the bylaws and state law with the help of Rosenstein and their hidden agendas. This small group of individuals must have a hidden agenda because all they do is hide and have private meetings. If they didn't have hidden agendas they would conduct themselves according to law and the rules of the community. What is disturbing is that attorneys, who must be held to a very high standard of the law, have ignored the procedures and laws associated with the proper governance of the CGHOA.
RCW 64.38.035(2) states; No motion, or other action adopted, passed, or agreed to in closed session may become effective unless the board of directors, following the closed session, reconvenes in open meeting and votes in open meeting on such motion, other action which is reasonably identified.
Compton Green meeting 6-8-04 at Cherry Crest Elementary School. Brad Renner, the alleged President had member removed from meeting by City of Bellevue Police Officer. Member accused of recording meeting in violation of some unknown rule or law. Member turned off recording device and gave it to City of Bellevue Police Department Officer. Brad Renner still insisted the member be removed and member left willingly without incident. Brad Renner lied to the City of Bellevue Police Department.
To Brad Renner: Why are you afraid of any recording? A recording gives a clear and concise record of the meeting. It is beneficial to everyone unless you have something to hide or have some other alternative like harassing other members.
Brad Renner does not represent the views of the community as a whole. He certainly is not interested in hearing both sides of the issues.
Intercepting, recording, or divulging private communication -- Consent required -- Exceptions.
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any individual, partnership, corporation, association, or the state of Washington, its agencies, and political subdivisions to intercept, or record any:
(a) Private communication transmitted by telephone, telegraph, radio, or other device between two or more individuals between points within or without the state by any device electronic or otherwise designed to record and/or transmit said communication regardless how such device is powered or actuated, without first obtaining the consent of all the participants in the communication;
(b) Private conversation, by any device electronic or otherwise designed to record or transmit such conversation regardless how the device is powered or actuated without first obtaining the consent of all the persons engaged in the conversation.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, wire communications or conversations (a) of an emergency nature, such as the reporting of a fire, medical emergency, crime, or disaster, or (b) which convey threats of extortion, blackmail, bodily harm, or other unlawful requests or demands, or (c) which occur anonymously or repeatedly or at an extremely inconvenient hour, or (d) which relate to communications by a hostage holder or barricaded person as defined in RCW 70.85.100, whether or not conversation ensues, may be recorded with the consent of one party to the conversation.
(3) Where consent by all parties is needed pursuant to this chapter, consent shall be considered obtained whenever one party has announced to all other parties engaged in the communication or conversation, in any reasonably effective manner, that such communication or conversation is about to be recorded or transmitted: PROVIDED, That if the conversation is to be recorded that said announcement shall also be recorded.
(4) An employee of any regularly published newspaper, magazine, wire service, radio station, or television station acting in the course of bona fide news gathering duties on a full-time or contractual or part-time basis, shall be deemed to have consent to record and divulge communications or conversations otherwise prohibited by this chapter if the consent is expressly given or if the recording or transmitting device is readily apparent or obvious to the speakers. Withdrawal of the consent after the communication has been made shall not prohibit any such employee of a newspaper, magazine, wire service, or radio or television station from divulging the communication or conversation.
[1986 c 38 § 1; 1985 c 260 § 2; 1977 ex.s. c 363 § 1; 1967 ex.s. c 93 § 1.]
Reviser's note: This section was amended by 1985 c 260 § 2 and by 1986 c 38 § 1, each without reference to the other. Both amendments are incorporated in the publication of this section under RCW 1.12.025(2). For rule of construction, see RCW 1.12.025(1).
Severability -- 1967 ex.s. c 93: "If any provision of this act, or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act, or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [1967 ex.s. c 93 § 7.]
The following letter was sent to Brad Renner, Martin Bacon, Monika Hall, Carol Furrer and Gladys Anderson in reply to an unsigned notice of violations which was received by a Compton Green Homeowner.
February 27, 2004
To whomever you are:
The enclosed unsigned document was received by us. It states it is from the Compton Green Board of Trustees but anyone could have had such a document produced.
Please provide a copy of all notices to the association members and meeting minutes regarding the board of trustees meeting which discussed, was voted upon and approved such an unsigned document to be delivered. We received no such notices of a board meeting with an agenda item to discuss such a document or the alleged violations. Without such notice, we will disregard it as at minimum a violation of our due process rights.
The association was previously asked to provide all notices to members regarding all past meetings in Compton Green. None have been received. To save costs they can be faxed to us at the above number. We will make sure there is plenty of paper available.
Violations of State Law is serious and if an attorney is advising you against such compliance with State Law, well, that is real serious. Complaints to the Washington State Bar Association are forthcoming. Board of Trustees purposely violating the law is not covered by the association. Refer to liability amendment to association by-laws.
We will and have always so stated, the willingness to discuss in an open meeting to all members of Compton Green, who wish to attend, the alleged violations and any other matter of community business. However on our account there are anywhere from 100 to hundreds of violations of the community covenants and should all be addressed so that there is no appearance of discrimination, libel, slander and fraud.
Washington Mutual Legal Department
Washington State Bar Association
Judge Finkle File
To whom it may concern in Compton Green:
There are 123 lots in Compton Green.
There are 3 tracts with homes on them. Tract E was subdivided.
There are 116 homes on the 123 lots in Compton Green.
There are over 100 violations of the Compton Green CC&R’s in Compton Green.
There are over 100 state public nuisances in Compton Green.
There are over 100 violations of City code in Compton Green.
There is no legitimately nominated board members in Compton Green.
There are no legitimately elected board members of the association in Compton Green.
The group which purports to be the “board” violate state law and the by-laws of the association. They have no legitimate standing to represent the association.
The purported “board” holds private meetings and disregards due process.
The CC&R’s of Compton Green have never been enforced by the association.
Past board members have committed FRAUD.
Past agents, attorneys of the association have committed FRAUD.
Present attorneys know of the FRAUD and are covering it up.
Current purported “board” members are aware of the FRAUD and are covering it up.
COMPTON GREEN HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
Meeting of December 10, 2003
Brad Renner opened the meeting at 7:35pm. The meeting was held at the Bellevue Library.
The meeting was described as a special meeting for the purpose to discuss more community communications. The board? wanted to discuss and get feedback on community clubs and a newsletter.
Tom McCarthy, an old Compton Green resident on lot 94 was asked to discuss the values of clubs and the past history of the efforts to establish them. He spoke of The Book Club which was started a couple of years ago. He mentioned several other ideas of clubs like; The Bridge Club, The Gardening Club, The Ski Club, The Investing Club. When Tom was finished he was asked if The Book Club excludes anyone from attending. He stated that yes The Book Club had done so because the applicant did not answer every question on the form which was filled out and returned. There was a discussion regarding excluding members from any club sponsored by the Association and the general consensus was that no member should be excluded from any Association sponsored and funded club. If you want to be involved you should be allowed to do so.
A newsletter was discussed. The conversation went to a website type of newsletter. Problems were presented such as maintenance and correspondence and notice of communications and issues needing attention. Certain things such as notice of meetings and votes need to be done a certain and exact way. If you are reading this and attended the meeting and recall some other discussions please forward them to us.
Who is the Board of the Compton Green Homeowners Association?
Disclosure: As of this writing, there has not been sufficient evidence that a real and legal board exists in Compton Green. The problem appears that there has been many, many years of excluding the proper members from participating in association business. There are accusations of fraud, misconduct and misrepresentation of facts before the courts. Currently Brad Renner states he is President, Martin Bacon states he is Secretary, Monica Hall states she is Treasurer, Gladys Anderson states she is a board member and Carol Furrer states she is a board member. Gladys Anderson and Monica Hall have obstructed trail easement use on their properties. Martin Bacon has been asked for documents and of this date has not provided them.