I love Indian Hammock, the best place to call home.
Over the past year, I opened four communication channels, starting with my website: IHMyHome.com More than 100 members are regularly visiting my site IHMyHome.com; you need a WordPress account to leave a comment.
The Nextdoor Neighborhood, Indian Hammock is growing with 80 users by now. It is a great place to place your posting, share recommendations, create or join groups, etc.
The MeWe group Indian Hammock Hunt and Ridding Club is new; I started it in December 2020 as the best alternative to the abusive Facebook. MeWe established itself as the Anti Facebook, claiming: No Ads. No Spyware. No BS. Your information is Not For Sale.
Nextdoor has more than 180,000 different neighborhoods Each neighborhood has boundaries containing a specific area, and anyone living within this area can join his “neighborhood.”
In 2019 I created a Nextdoor’s neighborhood INDIAN HAMMOCK, which contains the 299 lots owned by our community members.
Anyone that owns a lot in Indian Hammock can accept my invitation by clicking on Indian Hammock.
To join, you will need to enter your address: 32801 US Highway 441 N (Enter your lot Number) Okeechobee, FL 34972
Joining us will enable you to communicate with the other 80 owners/members of the Indian Hammock Hunt and Riding Club, who have already joined.
In Nextdoor, you can: • Advertise items for sale or donation. • Request or provide recommendations for service providers such as contractors, doctors, restaurants, etc. • Provide or request advice from local experts. • Create or join a group of particular interest like Sustainability, Gardening, Dog, Etc.
Any member can initiate and do anything in Nextdoor. Any member can invite neighbors to join (use the invite button on the top of the home page)
Indian Hammocks Hunt and Riding Club (IH) Declaration of Restriction and By-Laws were created in 1973 by the Developers, protecting the Developers’ interests and vision for IH. Amenities that did not exist in 1973 are now essential and changed the way communities operate. Since 1973 IH has transformed from a Hidden Weekend Retreat lots and cabins to mostly full-time and some part-time residences of an outdoor-oriented community. IH Owners’ needs changed, and the Governing Documents need to be revised and updated to accommodate the technologies and demographic changes that took place since 1973. The outdated documents and IH members’ apathy allowed the IH BOD to overstep their authority and caused erosion in IH Owners’ rights.
What I want to achieve
As of November 2019, I am campaigning for IH’s Owners’ Rights and got to the stage where actions and finance are needed to achieve important goals.
I will use GoFundMe to benefit the IH members, desiring changes in IH outdated Declarations of Restrictions and By-Laws and looking for restoring and protecting the Owners’ rights in Indian Hammock.
These are the three issues/goals I intend to address.
1. Restore and Promote Owner’s rights on his Lot:
We already have three Governmental bodies imposing Restrictions and Laws, limiting individuals’ usage of their privately owned Lot. We have Federal Laws, State Laws, and County Laws. It makes no difference if one believes that there are too many of these Laws or not enough; we cannot change or remove any of these Laws or Restrictions by voting in IH. I believe that we should not further restrict Owners on what they can do or can’t do on their Lot. I believe we should not add more laws and restrictions in a fourth, lower governmental body, being IH Club and its Board of Directors (BOD). The BOD should not be allowed to establish any Guideline, Law, or Restriction concerning an Owner’s Lot; we have enough of those imposed by the Federal, State, and County
Let remove the Laws and Restrictions imposed on Owners’ Lot by IH Club and the BOD.
2. Enforcement in Indian Hammock to be done by Okeechobee County:
IH does not have the workforce or the financial resources, and many times the BOD lacks the interest to enforce the restrictions and laws. This fact creates selective enforcement, total injustice, and a high level of animosity and mistrust. The management or any objecting Owner can refer all alleged violations to Okeechobee County.
3. Limiting the BOD control in the Common Area:
The BOD will have the authority to manage the common area. The BOD should only administrate and maintain the common area. The BOD should not be allowed to make any changes to the common area’s usage without obtaining 200 or more votes supporting such change. The BOD Should not issue any law or restriction in contradiction to the Declaration of Restriction or the By-Laws.
What will be paid for by “GoFundMe”
A. Obtain and maintain Email Marketing Software to keep supporting owners informed. B. Hire legal services to: 1. Research IH Documents. 2. Established the legal procedures to amend IH documents in the spirit of the above set goals. 3. Prepare proxies requests to obtain 200 votes for each required change. 4. Deal with the BOD to secure the amendments to the Declaration of Restriction and By-Laws.
This GoFundMe will be used to benefit the members of Indian Hammocks Hunt and Riding Club (IH), desiring changes in IH outdated Declarations of Restrictions and By-Laws and looking for restoring and protecting the Owners’ rights in Indian Hammock.
IH Declaration of Restriction and By-Laws were created in 1973 by the Developers, protecting the Developers’ interests and their vision for Indian Hammock. Amenities that did not exist in 1973 are now essential and changed the way communities operate. Since 1973 Indian Hammock transformed from a Hidden Weekend Retreat lots and cabins to mostly full-time and some part-time residences of an outdoor-oriented community. The needs of Indian Hammock Owners changed, and the Governing Documents need to be revised and be updated to accommodate the technologies and demographic changes that took place since 1973.
The outdated documents and IH members’ apathy allowed the IH Boards of Directors to overstep their authority and caused severe erosion in IH Owners’ rights.
As of November 2019, I was personally campaigning for IH’s Owners’ Rights and got to the stage where actions are needed to achieve our goals.
I cannot do it without your help, which will enable us to obtain professional channels of communication and the legal advice and actions necessary.
Chickens in Indian Hammock is a HOT TOPIC in our “Nexdoor’s Neighborhood”
What else you can do on Nextdoor? It’s where communities come together to greet newcomers. Exchange recommendations. Read the latest local news. Where neighbors support local businesses and get updates from public agencies. Where neighbors borrow tools and sell couches.
I am looking for members that share my concerns and wish to promote Sustainability in Indian Hammock.
I am not trying to convince or change anyone’s political ideas or beliefs; I am merely stating why greater Sustainability is of utmost importance.
There are two irreconcilable philosophies/armies at war in the USA.
The “Globalists” The upcoming government, with Joe Biden as the president, most of the Democrat Party, and a significant part of the Republican Party. The “America First” Mostly President Donald Trump’s supporters and a part of the Republican Party
The “Globalists,” which from now on I will call “America Last,” won a significant battle, the 2020 election. There is no fraud, fair, or cheating in a war, only a loser and a winner. In this battle, “America Last” is the winner, and “America First” is the loser.
Following its great success, “America Last” went into a full-scale war. This war does not use guns, but a much more powerful weapon, control of communication and information, “America Last” has won in Weaponizing the Internet.
It does not matter if you support “America First,” “America Last,” or simply do not care for any of them.
Things are not going to be the same.
Expect disruptions in everything we currently take for granted.
Sustainability will be the most critical thing in your life soon.
We are lucky to live in Indian Hammock, a place away from the main population, where a much greater Sustainability level is possible.
I am advocating for the removal of any restriction that limits the owner’s Sustainability.
I am starting with allowing chickens in Indian Hammock.
The Declaration of Restriction does not allow chickens in Indian Hammock.
This outdated restriction must be removed by 2/3 of owner votes ASAP.
Until it is done, I am in full support of any owner who keeps chickens on his property, especially if they are only eggs laying hens.
I call on the BOD and the Management office to allow chickens in Indian Hammock.
Our BOD is baldly stating that “Berry Picking” is not allowed as per the Declaration of Restriction.
Yet, have no problem doing it “for the good of Indian Hammock.”
Please join me in allowing greater Sustainability in Indian Hammock.