Building permits

So far I didn’t receive any translation of the notice from the municipality. I did ask my neighbor to translate the document published on our website, so I will get a general idea what are we talking about. Please keep in mind that this is not a word for word translation, just the important content. If our Spanish speaking homeowners find any errors in this translation, please let me know and I will correct this document.

Here we go:
There is no permit number, which indicates that we do not have any permits. There is a permit application registration number S-056-2006. All this shows that the application for the permit was filed but never accepted.
The document also indicates that we have 30 days from the date of the inspection (12 December 2012) to submit our decision about this notice.
We come to the point, that the construction of the Dolce Vita condominiums is done without permits and we do not comply to the laws Art 93 and 94 of the constructions permits.
It is not only that the construction was done without permits, but also that it does not correspond to the supplied blueprints. Presently the application S-056-2006 is canceled along with any penalties to that application. This means that we have to start from the scratch.
In the same document it is stated that there are 25 buildings on the drawings, from which 1 is missing and 2 are not in their proper places. The laundry room is not on the plan, gazebos and pools are not on the plan and the parking lots do not correspond to the plan.
There is a commercial space near the road on the plan that is not built. I was sure it is not ours, but according to this document it is. So in my opinion the cost must be distributed with the owner of that commercial space in the count.

The resolution (my own) from this document is that we DO NOT HAVE permits and must obtain them in order for our property (in whole) to correspond to the construction laws.
The announcements for some units having the permits I take as a rumor (as one ore two units can not have permits when the others do not have them) and can not be considered, unless they come up with permits issued in 2006 for the complex. Even the permits would exist, still we have to adjust the plans to the present situation of our complex.

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2017 AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting

To be held at the mid tier creek rancho Near the condominium of Bill Flake, February 22, 2017

Pre-registration at 8:30am and the first quorum call at 9:00am.
In the event there are insufficient homeowners to constitute a quorum, the second quorum call and start of the meeting will be at 10:00am.

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2016 AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting

To be held at the mid tier creek rancho Near the condominium of Bill Flake, February 9, 2016

Pre-registration at 8:30am and the first quorum call at 9:00am.
In the event there are insufficient homeowners to constitute a quorum, the second quorum call and start of the meeting will be at 10:00am.

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2015 Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM is set for Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Registration starts at 9:30 am.

All members are invited to participate and elect a new board for 2015 and vote for proposals.

Proxy forms are uploaded under the billboard page.

Please note that no alcohol consumption or smoking allowed at the meeting place.

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AGM 2015

The 2015 AGM is set for Tuesday, February 3, 2015. Registration starts at 9:30 am.

First call 10:00 am and second call at 11:00 am.

All members are invited to participate and elect a new board for 2015 and vote for proposals.

Proxy forms are uploaded under the billboard page.

Please note that no alcohol consumption or smoking allowed at the meeting place.

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Homeowners annual general meeting 2014

DOLCE VITA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
March 27, 2014
DOLCE VITA/VILLA LA COLINA CONDOMINIUMS
PLAYAS OCOTAL
GUANACASTE
COSTA RICA
MIDTIER CREEKSIDE RANCHO
REGISTRATION                      9:30 AM
FIRST QUORUM CALL           10:00 AM
SECOND QUORUM CALL   11:00 AM
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS MUST PRESENT A CEDULA OR A PASSPORT TO VOTE
AGENDA

ELECTION FOR PRESIDENT OF MEETING

ELECTION FOR SECRETARY OF MEETING

FY 2014 MIDYEAR FINANCIAL REVIEW

FY 2014 SUGGESTED BUDGET CHANGES

FY 2014 MEMBERSHIP VOTE ON FY 2014 BUDGET
2013 HOMEOWNNERS ASSOCIATION HIGHLIGHTS

STATEMENTS FROM 2014 OFFICER CANDIDATES
ELECTION OF 2014 OFFICERS

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS TO 2014 OFFICERS

HOMEOWNERS WISHING TO BE HEARD (SIGNUP BEFORE MEETING)

 

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Extraordinary Homeowners Meeting – Water Trust

Dolce Vita Condominiums
Playas Ocotal
Costa Rica

ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD CALL FOR EXTRAORDINARY MEETING

As shared in the Special Newsletter dated February 5, 2014, the Dolce Vita Condominiums have been extended an invitation to join the Coco Water Trust.

Due to the large amount of money involved to join the Trust as well as the potential devastating consequences of not joining the Trust, the Administrative Board is calling for a homeowner vote to answer the question:
SHOULD THE DOLCE VITA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION AGREE TO JOIN THE COCO WATER TRUST IN ORDER TO RECEIVE A HYDRO RESOURCE CAPACITY WATER AVAILABILITY LETTER TO PRESENT TO THE MUNICIPALITY OF CARILLO ENGINEER SO THAT CONSTRUCTION PERMITS FOR THE PROJECT CAN BE ISSUED AND LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE CONDOMINIUM AVOIDED?

A YES VOTE WILL MEAN:

1. The Administrative Board will sign a contract with the CoCo Water trust which will obligate our condominium to purchase 92 water hookups at a price of approximately $506,000 American Dollars.

2. Each homeowner will be required to purchase one of the water hookups at the price of $5,500 American Dollars.

3. A Hydro Resource Capacity Water Availability Letter is needed to continue with the Permit Process. The letter will be provided by the CoCo Water Trust.

4. The Condominium is requesting to pay for the water hookups with four payments of $125,000 American Dollars over the next 18 months. As the Condominium makes the $125,000 payments, the CoCo Water Trust will make available water hookups which will replace water presently being supplied by the unauthorized well presently serving the four projects in our area.

5. Those receiving Trust hookups will begin paying water bills to the National Water Company, AYA.

6. Real Estate sales agents have advised us that our property values will increase.
A NO VOTE WILL MEAN

1. We will not receive construction permits and the money we have invested to obtain the permits will have been wasted.

2. The Canton of Carillo will proceed with legal action against us which may result in Demolition Orders.

3. We will be required to pay large amounts of money over an extended period of time to competent legal counsel to postpone any demolition orders.

4. There is no guarantee of how long the well will be able to provide the Condominium water either due to overuse or an administrative action from a government agency.

5. The price of membership in the Water Trust has gone up by $70,000 US Dollars and the availability of hookups has been reduced in the past two years when the Administrative Board declined to call an extraordinary meeting due to a sense that there was not enough homeowner support. This Board’s research does not see this trend changing in the event that we are unable to prevent legal action against us or the well is closed.

6. Real Estate sales agents have advised us that our property values will decline.

Proxy instructions.
Proxy forms.

Note: The Administrative Board has scheduled a meeting on February 13, 2014, at the Coco Palms Restaurant so that homeowners may ask questions to the Water Trust Administrator, the Permit Process Consultant and others to assist in their decision making process. A summary of that meeting will be provided to all Homeowners via electronic mail.

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Coco Water Trust Presentation

The presentation will be on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 11 am. It will be at the CoCo Palms Restaurant in the Lazy Frog room near the swimming pool

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Homeowners annual meeting 2013

DOLCE VITA HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
DOLCE VITA/VILLA LA COLINA CONDOMINIUMS
PLAYAS OCOTAL
GUANACASTE
COSTA RICA
MIDTIER CREEKSIDE RANCHO
REGISTRATION                      8:30 AM
FIRST QUORUM CALL           9:00 AM
SECOND QUORUM CALL   10:00 AM
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS MUST PRESENT A CEDULA OR A PASSPORT TO VOTE
AGENDA
ELECTION OF MEETING PRESIDENT
ELECTION OF MEETING SECRETARY
FY 2012 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
FY 2013 YEAR TO DATE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
FY 2013 PRELIMINARY BUDGET ANALYSIS
FY 2013 SUGGESTED BUDGET SUGGESTED CHANGES
MEMBERSHIP VOTE ON FY 2013 BUDGET
FY 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
PERMIT UPDATE
WATER UPDATE
PROPOSITION 1
Should the Homeowners Association Administrative Board appoint a committee which will be authorized to assess the membership up to $500 per unit for road improvements
throughout the Condominium and adjoining public property?
PROPOSITION 2
Should the Homeowners Association Administrative Board appoint a committee which will be authorized to increase monthly dues up to $20 per unit for hazard and liability
insurance for the common ground?
STATEMENTS FROM 2013 OFFICER CANDIDATES
ELECTION OF 2013 OFFICERS
HOMEOWNERS WISHING TO BE HEARD (SIGNUP BEFORE MEETING)
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Extraordinary Homeowners Assembly

Hello Everyone:
Below you will find the agenda for the Extraordinary Homeowners Assembly scheduled for 16 Jan. 2013 at the midtier creekside rancho.
8:30 AM     Registration
9:00            Quorum Determination Brian Hammond
10 00          Welcome Brian Hammond
10:05          Rules of Order Priscilla Solano Laura Coto
HOMEOWNERS WISHING TO BE HEARD
10:10    Frank Kudzman
10:14    Gaby – Estabon Montero
10:18    Harry Campbell
10:22    Laszlo Farkas
10:26    John-Vicki Sanderson
10:30    Robert Terpin
10:35    Ann Lawson
10:39    Alberto Cortez
10:43    Bob McLaughlin
10:47    Sam Maghazel
10:51    Letter From Ash read by Rochelle Velleman
10:55    Instructions for Voting Priscilla and Laura
11:00    Official Vote Homeowners
11:05    Announcement of Final Vote Including Proxys Priscilla and Laura
11:10    Plans For The Future Brian Hammond
11:20    Adjourn Meeting Priscilla Solano
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2012 General Meeting

Membership a proposition to be voted on at our February 9, 2012, Membership Meeting. Owners have shared two other propositions they would like to put to a membership
vote.
One of these propositions deals with behavior of renters. As our membership is aware, several ideas have been presented since the birth of the Homeowner Association to enforce various regulations derived from our bylaws not only for ourselves but to those who rent our units.

Please see our Important Topics page.

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