The previous letter that was sent out prompted a lot of questions from the membership. The Board has met with the Construction Company and architect to review plans for the renovation of the pool house.
As mentioned before, based on current estimates of the construction costs of approximately $240,000, it will be necessary to implement a special assessment of $50 per family. In addition, we are predicting an annual dues increase for the 2015 season not to exceed $100. We are in the process of crunching numbers to get that number as low as possible and will notify the membership as soon as we are certain of the increase. Please note that the special assessment is an attempt to minimize the dues increase. If the measure does not pass, there is a chance we will need to increase dues by more than $100. Please consider this when casting your vote. A special assessment is a one-time fee while a dues increase remains year after year. If the measure passes, members will be asked to pay the Special Assessment by
December 1, 2014.
We understand that there will be concerns among the membership about raising the dues. However, over the years the Board has worked very hard to keep dues low for our community. In fact, we have reviewed the annual membership dues of several local pools in Montgomery County and have attached our findings. You will notice that OMSC pool annual dues are the lowest among those surveyed. Our goal is to continue to keep the dues low, however, we also want to make sure the pool remains a quality family environment for the years to come.
Our special assessment meeting will be held on September 4, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the pool. With the start of the school year, we realize that there are conflicts (Back to School Night, for example) and it is the intent of the Board to make sure all members that want to vote are able to. Therefore, members that cannot attend the meeting can cast a vote by filling out the attached proxy vote and sending it with another member, or, by giving it to a Board member. If you need to make other arrangements to cast your vote, please contact us so we can make sure you are heard. Even if you are unable to attend this meeting, please remember all members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Longwood Community Center.
As always, please feel free to contact any of us with question or concerns you may have.
Olney Mill Swim Club Board of Directors
Pool Family Rate ----------------------- ----------- OMSC 375 Manor Woods Pool 390 Palisades pool 650 Ashton 485 Wheaton Woods Pool 489 Forest Knoll 495 Twinbrook Pool 495 Tanterra 505 Wildwood Pool 550 Rock Creek Pool 550 Daleview 570 Inverness Forest Pool 675 Connecticut Belair swim club 800