19 August 2014
I am glad to note that the Lake Monticello Owners’ Association Board is starting the conversation regarding changes to the main clubhouse and the golf course facilities. The object of all is not to spread rumors or disrespect an opposing view, but to have open, civil discourse and arrive at the end of the road knowing that we have done the best for our community.
At this time, however, there is a more timely discussion of the Ashlawn Grille and its use of the non-exclusive space, ie. the Faulconer and Terrace Rooms. This letter is not about the issue of reserving the room; that is an internal/organizational matter. Rather the concerns that have been addressed to me relate to the room use fee. I recognize that venues charge fees for the use of the space. However, this question was addressed in a 2007 amendment to the 2005 lease when Skip Alston’s fees for use of non-exclusive space were dropped, eliminating the rental fee for the rooms. It makes no sense to eliminate the fee from Skip and then require the customer to pay it.