and Video Courtesy of Channel 9, Orlando
By Nancy Alvarez
Published August 31, 2015
POINCIANA -- It's expected to be a showdown for one
of central Florida's largest homeowners associations.
Some board members for the Association of Poinciana Villages recently
took emergency action to fire the property managers over concerns money
may have been mishandled.
|Channel 9's Nancy Alvarez spoke
to residents about the changes they'll demand at
Residents spent the day protesting property management
company First Service Residential, alleging the company
mishandled millions in HOA dues.
"This the tip of the iceberg," said protester Val Ramos.
"We don't know how much there is, because we don't have
access to those records."
Those claims are now headed to court.
"We don't give the people words, we give them facts and evidence," said
Ramos. "We'll provide them documents that will uphold the actions we
|Those actions by the board president
and the HOA's executive committee include firing the
property manager and transferring $1.6 million in HOA money
to a new account.
In an email, the management company said an emergency board
meeting was held with other board members who voted to keep
them and remove the president, vice president
Now both sides are going to court vowing to fight for
"This is the future of Poinciana," said Ramos. "Poinciana could be taken
down a very deep cliff. We have our families. Our investments are here.
Our residents need to
First Service Residential has denied any wrongdoing.