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Are We Living in Ancient Times

Are we living in ancient times, living in the Druid Hills Subdivision seems like we are living in ancient times. I am up against God fearing people. That blasphemy (insults, shaming, lies) about thy neighbor they have singled out to harass because they are not a member. Refuse or forced to pay dues. To the non-mandatory Property Owners Association (POA) a Voluntary Association formed Dec. 11, 1985 without consent or a single vote to exist.

So, are we living in ancient times. One commandment in particular ‘ Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor”. Seems to be the norm as this group. As they spread rumors about their neighbors that are totally untrue. Causing harm to those that are innocent of such rumor.

This group sits back and lies about innocent people. Waits for them to be so frustrated that their good name is being slandered. They eventually move out of our subdivision, yet another victory for the rogue association the POA. The POA seems to be getting a lot of military on their board. The four person board that do not operate in ‘good faith”.

Supicious letter

For example. I have a letter from retired military board member that swore the POA was not trying to take peoples properties. And I have a secret document filed with the court where four board members commencing to Foreclose on my property. That never happened thanks to the almighty and a dam good attorney I found in the end.

POA Treasurer

I remember one board member in particular that I had to call the police for his harassment. He stated he was retired military but there is no evidence of that in my research. This person was the Treasurer of the POA. During his reign money collected from dues disappeared every three years or so. Is this a coincidence that he bragged about taking lots of vacations. When it came down to it people started asking what did you do with the money? His wife working for a law firm left our subdivision and much later he moved out of our subdivision.

He also bragged about poisoning animals in our subdivision along with another board member that laughed about doing so. Thankfully that neighbor from hell, also moved out of our subdivision. For my neighbor who just sold her property to a POA friendly, in back of me. If ” You believe the lies, rumors against your neighbor, and you cannot see the truth anymore” . Then shame on you! I just think about the source! And what they have done in the past to harm people with no conscious or remorse. The Vicious Ones.

Therefore are we living in ancient times in this subdivision ?

Are we living in ancient times suffering from the injustice that is bestowed upon us from every orifice possible.

One persons experience living in our subdivision

Just days before our closing. We were told that we had to pay dues to a non-mandatory Property Owner’s Association. The Druid Hills Property Owner’s Association. We said we did not wish to join the association because we wanted the opportunity to make that decision. After we had a chance to find out more about them. And make an educated decision, as it was clear that they are an”optional” association.

We have this “protest” documented in 3 emails sent to our title company. The title company. Said that they had no choice but to collect dues at the closing based on a “status letter”. They received from the association here in this subdivision. This”:status letter” does not disclose that they were optional. Just how much they wanted for dues. And it was simply “assumed”. Even after we attested to it, that they were mandatory, and had a right to require dues at property closings.

In Protest

Instead of losing months of time and effort finding and purchasing our home, under duress and protest. We paid dues at closing. The sellers of our property, who owned and lived in this home for 10 years. Disclosed on our contract that they were not aware of any mandatory associations. And yet was also forced to pay “back dues” or they would of lost the sale of the house. Rather than fight over $125, lose the sale of their home, which they had listed well over a year. They paid it under protest as well. Although this property was under a documented court ordered exemption against such actions filed in 2002. For all future property owners, we were still both forced to pay.

As consumers we were lied to and denied the right to opt out of joining an association. That has no legal grounds to require dues at property closing in the first place. After moving in, we were bombarded with residents warning us. Of the Property Owner’s Association and their harassment tactics, as well as their other fraudulent activity.

The Attorney Letter

We also received a letter shortly after we moved in from the Property Owner’s Association’s attorney, Mr. Mark Payne. Bashing an HOA that is also here, stating they were not mandatory. Yet never disclosed their own status as a non-mandatory association. It was a vary manipulative letter, leading people to believe that the POA was mandatory, when it is not. I called and left a message with Mr. Payne’s office, requesting clarification and documentation as to their “mandatory” status, and was ignored, for obvious reasons.

Filing 2

Our property is located in Druid Hills Filing 2. And is actually exempt by a documented court order filed in 2002 stating it was NOT under any requirements. Set forth by any POA’s or HOA’s and included” all future owner’s”. The Property Owner’s Association is also well aware of this court order. As it was done to protect the residents from the same extortion we are suffering. The order was facilitated by previous homeowner’s here in Druid Hills Filing 2. Who were also attempting to fight the fraudulent activity taking place in this subdivision. Somehow these people have managed to circumvent all laws and governing regulations. Turning an entire subdivision into their hostages, without any legal action being brought against them.

DHHOA

Operating in Good Faith

There is also a non-mandatory association HOA here as well, they are trying to counter the actions of the POA. In an effort to protect the homeowners and raise awareness. As lies, over the years, have been accepted as truth by some. For the record, we are not a member of neither.

POA Not operating in Good Faith

The DHPOA. Druid Hills Property Owner’s Association is taking advantage of the fact that there is no enforcement keeping them in check. Or nothing investigating their actions. They are blatantly lying to residents and using fear tactics to get dues. Also telling people they maintain the roads and original signs in exchange for dues. When Teller County Road and Bridge Department has confirmed multiple times. That our roads are county roads, and this is part of our assessed tax bill each year.

Services Rendered by the DHHOA

Plus Diana Foraci founder of the DHHOA has maintained the original two signs since 1982. Until the POA covered up the front sign on Stonehenge, the back sign on Druid Trail was on the ground. As if pulled down deliberately. Both were destroyed within the same few days. They finally stopped lying about this, meaning the dues were not paid for maintenance of the roads. To certain people who know better.

POA Agenda

Have also publicly announced in their small meeting which consist usually of just their board members. That they intend to “watch” home owners, and in doing so, intend to commit acts of trespass. To, “gain information”against those who are opposing them. They are selectively placing liens on properties owned by homeowners. They feel they want to cause problems for, liens that are not legitimate. Yet still cause duress- which serves their intended purpose.

Offer nothing of value at all for their “dues” to the community as a whole. Which they just publicly announced they intend to eventually raise to $1500 a year. Without feedback or majority vote from owners. The just increased from $25 to $75 right before we moved in. Their “services” include renting a dumpster once a year and maybe a chipper between years. Something that few rely on or even use. They cannot even substantiate the dues being asked for now. How they intend to justify $1500 a year. In a small rural mountain community, is not only ludicrous, but highly suspicious. There has been some inside information leaked. Stating that this “select” group of people intend to turn a specific area of the subdivision (their properties) into a gated community. While the rest of the homeowners pay for it with the “dues” they collect.

At their Meetings

It has been heard and stated during their “meeting” by other residents that they need to increase their dues. To go after non-paying residents. So we already know where the dues that were extorted from us at our closing, more than likely was spent. As they refuse to provide financials. To document spending, and have failed to accurately and consistently provide financials for years-even when requested.

Keeping up Appearances

There is a recent attempt to “scramble” to put together a more”professional looking”website. So they can appear to be more legitimate. Even thought they might technically be an “association” on paper. They remain a non-mandatory group, and have done very little, if anything, to adhere to the governing laws. Because they know there is “no real enforcement” to investigate or stop their fraudulent activity. They are also notorious for yelling at people and throwing them out of their meetings. People that have a right to be present at the meeting. If they disagree or are opposed to anything, those people are ostracized and told to leave.

So Unfair

They are vote among themselves, a small group of individuals, and never obtain feedback or majority vote from residents. Are truly rogue and out of control. They solicit only feedback, votes from part of the subdivision. While leaving out the other half, and trying to make it seem as if they have the majority when they don’t. Most residents who pay dues are either doing so out of protest, or fear at this point.

Men are known by their deeds

Mr. David Rusterholtz is a known and proven liar to the residents of the Druid Hills. He is probably one of the most skilled liars I have ever met in my life.

The board members of the POA take advantage of the system, and they know how to use smoke and mirror tactics to perpetuate their scam on the residents. They are misrepresenting themselves during property closings in an effort to” fake it until they make it”. While forcing other residents out of the subdivision with threats, passive aggressive forms of harassment, as well as fake liens.

The Poor Innocent Animals

There is even claimed from some residents of wildlife and pets being poisoned. The County is aware of the nonsense as well. As certain board members in the past have abused local law enforcement, and called to make bogus complaints on residents. Who have been fighting their forceful “take-over” for years. After this happening multiple, multiple times, they were informed by the County that they needed to stop. Yet, there has been no real means of legal repercussion , so of course, the harassment continues.

Using Code Enforcement for Groundless Complaints

Since then as one homeowners calls them. ” Their neighbor from hell”. A board member of the POA asked other board members at an annual meeting to complain to the County on his neighbor because he couldn’t anymore. This man finally moved out of this subdivision, to good day to celebrate.

Real Estate Agents

Local real estate agents are being exploited by the POA, by their use of their marketing efforts to enforce the idea that they are a “mandatory” association. When they are absolutely not. They are telling people they are mandatory, and they are telling the real estate agents, they are a $75 a year association, and not disclosing they are “optional”. David Rusterholtz is also quoted in public dominion stating that they are a”mandatory association formed back in 1971″ which they are absolutely NOT.

This manipulation and misrepresentation is being spread across all real estate marketing flyers and even online. So they harass residents to the point where they move out, they have a fresh opportunity to take advantage of unsuspecting home buyers, and title companies, who just assume they are mandatory, gaining more “members” under false pretense and misleading “sales” tactics.

Awful Injustice led by the POA

It’s well documented this POA did not even file for articles of incorporation until 1985, and never obtained signatures nor majority, and then lied to “fix” their mistake by filing an additional extension, and then lying about having the majority by fudging the numbers. They manipulatively did not solicit feedback from the other entire HALF of the subdivision’s property owners, who had already made it abundantly clear they did not want a POA.

Since their inception, they have been majority opposed, and have literally run homeowner out of the subdivision. With their harassment and threats. They are devaluing the subdivision with the bad reputation. Creating, and only out of personal agenda of a select few members, have been fraudulently perpetuating their goals. Diminishing the rights of homeowners to enjoy privacy and to live in peace and comfort. Through extortion and coercion, destroying the investments being made by homeowners.

They have unlawfully superseded a court order by demanding dues from properties they have no jurisdiction over in the first place. They continue to pursue and force residents to pay dues that they do not have to pay. Using statutes as law, like they were a legitimate association operating in good faith. They are taking advantage of new home buyers and their ignorance of what has transpired here in the past. They are unlawfully, and only under the guise of fraud, acquiring new members.

We need to rid our subdivision of unlawful tactics

These people really need to be investigated for fraud, racketeering, and exploitation of local, county, and state regulations. As well as the elderly being abused and consumer rights being ignored. They need to be permanently dissolved and unable to continue their harassment and fraudulent scam on this subdivision. Stealing from innocent homeowners that only wish to be left alone.

They are some of the best liars, manipulators, and deceivers we have personally ever encountered. And they need to be stopped. Due to the high costs associated with attorney fees, many residents have fled the subdivision. Even though there is legitimate fraudulent activity taking place that justify legal proceedings. We have only been here for a relatively short time and have already considered selling and moving. Due to the drama and chaos perpetuating by this group of individuals. We have been ignored by DORA. Stating they have ” no enforcement” resources , and being they are the only apparent ” regulating body” . For these associations, it basically gives these types of individuals a loaded gun against the people.

Enough Evidence

There is more than enough evidence to properly identify them as a rogue association. Committing fraud and extortion against property and homeowners of the Druid Hills. David Rusterholtz has in recent circles, to have interest in running for County Commissioner. This is disturbing considering the amount of fraud , extortion, and harassment. He has willingly, and knowingly, brought upon the residents of a small mountain community. Here in Teller County Colorado for so long, the Druid Hills subdivision.

Update David Rusterholtz ran for County Commissioner and lost.

Are We Living in Ancient Times? Yes! Seems like we are living in ancient times suffering from liars, blasphemy, and hate as those living in ancient times.

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Druid Hills POA Fraud

This article ” Are We Living in Ancient Times”. I invite you to leave a comment. If you feel as if we are living in ancient times. Treated just the same as those that lived in ancient times.

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I'm Diana Foraci, a long time resident of the Druid Hills located in Florissant Colorado. I'm the owner of this site, representing the Druid Hills HomeOwners Association which represents this community in Good Faith, with Honor and Integrity.

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