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A message from Las Vegas

We just received a message from someone who lives on the Silverstone Golf Course in Las Vegas. I’m posting it with their permission. They were commenting on the recent “open house” where the developer’s representative talked about the proposed fence around the entire golf course.

Golf Course Fencing Plans? Really?

Incredible … let’s see what happens with this deal. They say the GC owner will contact each homeowner with a ‘c’ next to it … seems more like a way to contact and intimidate individual homeowners to me. Sorry, but this is not just a property line dispute, it’s a ‘legal jab’ at the beginning of a long fight. They have a long history to learn from.

In Escondido, they did the same thing in 2013

“Around the same time the fence was being constructed, Stuck in the Rough commissioned an engineering survey to exactly define the property’s boundaries. The survey results allegedly found that numerous homeowners had walls or landscaping that encroached onto former golf-course property.

The company then sent letters through their attorney to about 64 residents who had property adjacent to its property, threatening legal action if the encroachments were not removed within one week of the date of the letter.

In the letter, the company threatened to cloud the titles of homeowners, possibly preventing sale of their home, if not immediately removed. The deadline given to homeowners was in some cases before they received the letter.

Many of the encroachments were small borders or walls that allegedly encroached only a few inches or a few feet. Richard Sheeders, a 93-year-old WWII vet, was told that his four-inch-wide embedded concrete garden divider extended onto the company’s property by about a foot.”

These carpetbaggers are scum, they destroy communities, and can not be trusted… sorry.

Hope San Ramon stands strong …

They tried fencing Silverstone and lost, same thing at Rancho Mirage before they blackmailed them and conned them into folding…

It always helps to learn the lessons of the past!

Good Luck Folks

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Brian December 3, 2018, 2:57 pm

    Richards’ same old dog and pony show is comical.

  • Eleezeh December 3, 2018, 3:43 pm

    They cannot fight with San Ramon. This is our community and many off us it ha been for more than 20 years. We will not fold.

    Thanks for the information.

  • Stephen P Hardy December 3, 2018, 4:24 pm

    Some of us listed as Condition C have the original golf course fence in the back yard or a new fence installed at the same location. Does that mean the original fences were not installed on the property line? After 40 years or so does the fence line become the property line? Does anyone know the legal statute defining this case?

    When a fence is build exactly on the property line, half of it’s width will encroach on each property. Isn’t that always the case? So what’s the problem and what legal basis is there filing an encroachment lawsuit? (I have a stone wall 11 inches thick centered on the old fence line)

  • Jim December 3, 2018, 4:31 pm

    Be ready for a long and potentially expensive fight South San Ramon. This guy appears ruthless, to have deep pockets, has invested big $’s in this project and is looking for a big pot of gold at the end of his rainbow. He’s definitely in it for the long haul, is everyone else?

    In my younger days I was a surveyor. Guess what, we made mistakes from time to time. I looked at the map with the letter designations and seems to me there were an inordinate amount of “C’s” in one area. Maybe it’s time for a second, independent survey opinion, but it won’t be cheap. All the homeowners that would want the boundaries resurveyed could pool their resources and maybe get a deal from a private survey company.

    I don’t live on the course but a few blocks away and I don’t want any development there at all. I would hope some of us “golf course outsiders” would be willing to chip in a few $’s for the protection of the neighborhood for survey or legal defense if our City Fathers won’t help in this fight. Maybe someone should set up a Go Fund Me account and market it to the neighborhood and anyone else (golfers, green space advocates, other concerned San Ramoners and etc.) who want to help. “From little acorns mighty oaks grow”. If we want to beat this guy it’s going to take a lot of time/effort and bagfuls of money I’m afraid.

  • Charles December 4, 2018, 7:56 am

    There is a civil code in California, as in most states, whereby an individual using another persons property, or a portion thereof : Openly, Continuously, Hostile (possession Infringement), Actual and Exclusively for a period of 5 to 7 years then title can be applied for. This is called: ADVERSE POSSESSION.

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