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To the editor:
Regarding the letter of Gere Dale commenting on Bill Brennan and Walter Goodenough, please be aware of the following:
Perhaps, Mr. Dale, The Village At Calabash (VAC) now comprises only 15 percent of Carolina Shores, that was not the case when we were involuntarily annexed back in 2003.
The Farm, Beacon Townes, Calabash Lakes and Lighthouse Cove had not yet been annexed by Carolina Shores that made the VAC a greater percentage of Carolina Shores than the 15 percent you now claim it is, but which was a greater percentage for a number of years prior to the other communities being annexed.
Secondly, Carolina Shores was well aware of the road conditions in the Village and proceeded to press the issue of annexation.
In addition, of the $380,000 Mr. Dale says was spent on roads in VAC, I believe most of that money was received from Powell funds that totaled from 2003-2008 a grand sum of $504,326 and is specifically designated to be used for the worst roads in the town to be repaired as a priority.
The bulk of the Powell funds did just that, as well as perhaps some funds from the actual coffers of Carolina Shores.
Last, but not least, Mr. Brennan is the President of our POA and is not a gentleman who seeks to opine on matters concerning the VAC without good cause. The issue of the one-mile of ditch that ought to be included with the cleaning of all ditches seems to be the bone of contention here.
Carolina Shores could simply accept the deed to the easements for this area and put this matter to rest once and for all. The VAC has offered to turn over this deed on several occasions and these offers have been repeatedly been declined.
The involuntary annexation is no longer the issue in the VAC you claim it to be. We are happy to be a part of such a successful town as Carolina Shores run by well-informed and valued commissioners.
Mr. Goodenough is also a POA board member and has the heart of the Village as a main concern. Both these men represent us well and are genuinely respected, so, no, Mr. Dale, your statement is totally erroneous that they do not speak for the VAC residents—they surely do.
They represent our community well on a day-to-day basis and we are darn proud of them.
VAC POA Board Members