To the Coastal Observer Editor
Thanks for your recent article, “shedding light” (no pun intended) on a very important yet little-known topic! Until the issue is corrected, HOA/POA residents will continue paying thousands in unfair charges for their street lights. Articles such as yours serve as a catalyst, assuring this matter gets addressed and rectified.
One note: I’m confident that our community, Plantation Lakes, was the one cited in your article as paying $1.3 million in annual leasing fees. In fact, we pay over $92,000 per year, or approximately $1.3 million since beginning payments over 14 years ago.
Thanks again for effectively bringing this subject–and other key matters–to your readers’ attention. Yours is a vitally important service for our region!
~ Bob Sweet
Chairman, Street Lights Committee
Plantation Lakes POA, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579