FLORIDA – Poinciana homeowner contests association election again
CCFJ.NET: Poinciana homeowner contests association election again
Article Courtesy of The Orlando Sentinel
By Ryan Gillespie
Published September 19, 2017
A homeowner is again trying to tip the balance of power within one of the state’s largest homeowner’s associations away from developers.
An election challenge filed by homeowner Martin Negron calls for a recount of votes in the Association of Poinciana Villages, but only after the state agency that regulates HOAs tosses out scores of votes he thinks are illegal.
That agency, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, already sided with Negron in a challenge in June and nullified the results of a February vote. In that ruling, an arbitrator ordered the Aug. 1 election.
If the votes are tossed out, Negron and his attorneys think it would pave the way for homeowners to be seated on the board.
“How are we ever going to win?” he said. “Hopefully the [state] will put some teeth into this.” Read more: