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Bischoff calls town hall meeting to discuss class-action lawsuit against HISID

Friday, February 8, 2013

HOLIDAY ISLAND -- David Bischoff, plaintiff in an illegal exaction class action lawsuit against the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District, has set a "town hall" meeting for Monday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. in the Clubhouse. All property owners are invited to attend.

Bischoff's attorneys, Tim Hutchinson and Larry McCredy of Reece Moore Pendergraft will be present.

The lawsuit contends that HISID has violated state statutes in its recent Assessment of Benefits and has for years collected illegal fees and made illegal contracts outside what the state allows a suburban improvement district to do.

Topics to be covered include the reasons for the suit, how it impacts property owners, what purposes it will achieve, how it affects the continued existence of the district and "basic options on how the entire situation can be dealt with."

The meeting will include an open question and answer session.

"The overwhelming positive feedback and support of the Holiday Island community is much appreciated," Bischoff wrote. "While there are significant issues to deal with, and it will not be inexpensive or painless, Holiday Island's problems can be solved."

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HISID is pricing themselves out of residents with the rediculous ly high accessments. We are tired of paying for Golf too!

-- Posted by Hiram on Fri, Feb 8, 2013, at 3:27 PM

Dissolve HISID and replace it with a municipality.

-- Posted by NRHIpropertyowner on Fri, Feb 8, 2013, at 5:43 PM

Property taxes are an income tax deduction, ...... Assessments are NOT!

-- Posted by NRHIpropertyowner on Fri, Feb 8, 2013, at 6:26 PM

Hiram, you need to find out what kind of pipe is delivering water to your residence. From other comments you have made I have a hunch you live in an area serviced by 6 or 8 inch diameter ABESTOS cement pipe. If Arkansas ever decides to join the 21st century like most states, there is 62+ miles of that pipe in Holiday Island that will need to be replaced. Depending on whether they replace it with PVC or CIP, the cost will be ~$5,000,000 to $10,000,000. Which means HISID need a second mortgage and another 20 year loan.

-- Posted by NRHIpropertyowner on Sat, Feb 9, 2013, at 12:10 AM

This is such a joke but it is a serious situation. This is a case where a minority is tring to force his desires on the majority. He is also stealing the funds that are available in our area. We have joined this area under it rules freely and we elect people to set rules and if they don't perform, we have the right to elect someone else and have them change things. These elected officials are not being paid. It is our responsibility to question what they do and if they do something wrong, we need to run or elect someone else to get things right. If you are of the majority you will succeed in getting changes done. I do not believe that Bischoff has the majority, and he needs to try to use the process. He just wants to pillage the funds. If rumors are correct this is why he left his last residence. He sued and no one wanted him anymore. Looks like the feelings are growing the same way here.

-- Posted by MizzouTiger on Sat, Feb 9, 2013, at 8:36 AM


" If rumors are correct this is why he left his last residence. He sued and no one wanted him anymore. Looks like the feelings are growing the same way here."

When this suit surfaced, I wondered if Bischoff had a history of suing. So I researched the Internet, but I did not find anything. So I believe these rumors are unsupported and are just attempts to slander and discredit Mr Bischoff.

-- Posted by NRHIpropertyowner on Sat, Feb 9, 2013, at 11:22 AM

I could care less about that! I am tired of paying for the rich guys with big retirements to drink beer and golf!

HI should either go city or lease the high cost Golf course,,,drop the 700 dollar user fee! Hell where are the Cops we are paying 5 bucks a month on our water bills? Add that up for all the water bills at 5 bucks a wack and you will see HISID is making a killin! Why do we have an ambulance if Eureka does the transports?? HISID pays a guy 80.000 plus to be the head??? WOW!! Almost twice as Much as the Sheriff!!! Why?

-- Posted by Hiram on Sat, Feb 9, 2013, at 3:52 PM

Hiram, I would suggest you and smokhous read up on 14-92-401 PETITION BY LANDOWNERS in Arkansas Code. I believe if you can get 2/3 of the landowners at HI to sign a petition, the BOC would required to sell the golf courses. And you would name the price.

-- Posted by NRHIpropertyowner on Sat, Feb 9, 2013, at 9:21 PM

Lets get that going! I do not think many will be happy until they are charging the Poor people out of existence on H1, still cannot justify that kind of salary for the Director! Hell the last guy even got a place to live...add the 83 grand a year and a place to live and he should easily be a millionaire!

-- Posted by Hiram on Sun, Feb 10, 2013, at 10:43 PM

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