Table Rock Landing lawsuit ongoing; time share owners are property owners -- for now

Friday, August 24, 2012

EUREKA SPRINGS -- The lawsuit between Table Rock Landing (TRL) time shares and the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District (HISID) over assessments will have to wait awhile longer, parties learned Friday.

Judge Robert McCorkindale was at the Eureka Springs Courthouse to fill in for Judge Gerald Kent Crow, who was out for surgery.

TRL had requested summary judgment on what it says are illegal assessments levied against time share owners over more than decade. It is requesting $1.9 million in reimbursement.

After the judge spent some time deliberating in quarters, TRL attorney Joel Johnson announced the court will request the state Supreme Court to assign the case to another court to rule on motions from both sides.

"This is a very complex case and will take a lot of time to read and examine briefs and other documents," Johnson said.

The case will be assigned to a judge who can take it all the way through to completion.

However, TRL time share owners won three concessions Friday, by agreement of both parties: HISID employees will not tell them they are not property owners, nor will they tell them they haven't paid their assessments in full, nor will time share owners have to pay guest fees for amenities such as golf and recreation -- they will be able to pay property owner rates.

All of this will be in effect until the case is decided.

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  • As most of you know, I am not a friend to the BOC. I also blame Linda Griswold and Bruce Larson for the past sins of the BOC. I also hold the new members responsible for not living up to thir "campaign promises" and cleaning house at HISID.

    Having said that, I've never penned anything I did not put my name on. I shame NRHIpropertyowner for his/her personal attacks on Linda and not signing their name. If NRHI wants to be critical and join the discussion, "sign your name?"


    J. Paul


    -- Posted by smokhous on Sat, Aug 25, 2012, at 8:22 AM
  • So many people who own, rent or lease property at Holiday Island have become disillusioned with those who are elected, appointed, hired, or in sympathy with, who wish to operate outside those guidelines established for the H.I., community. The State authorized SID's, are required to operate the facilities per state SID regulations, and not by some idea that because one is a Manager or Commissioner they can manipulate the citizens into believing they operate within those regulations and spend collected AOB at their desecration and not the good of the community as a whole.

    Hence, we have arrived at not one, but two lawsuits for failure to operate within those guidelines. In my opinion any entity at H.I., that operates outside the SID regulations should be subject to disciplinary action. Lawsuits are the means the citizens use to force those entities to comply and insure community rights are not violated. The community has suffered from poor decisions, and mis-management that has resulted in financial instability.

    If the path chosen continues, most assuredly there will be more lawsuits to force compliance to the regulations. My thanks to all, who are protecting the rights of all citizens at H.I..

    -- Posted by Concerned Person on Sat, Aug 25, 2012, at 6:05 PM
  • This forum lets owners here voice valid opinions without neighbors and friends "black balling them" because they choose to speak out. This community can be cruel (as you know John Paul), but opinions are important as is speaking your mind. Repercussions are set aside in this forum. We all become free spirits, able to have a voice without retaliation. I support this forum which gives us all freedom of speech without ramifications. We are not all as strong as you but we want a voice. So I will continue to use the name provided me and hope others will not be silenced by you comments.

    -- Posted by Important to do it Right on Sat, Aug 25, 2012, at 7:04 PM
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