Re: The real issue on 2014 Dues is the 60% increase in Reserve Contribution
I was going through some old paperwork and came across the association dues statement for 1983. I have owned in Building I, pre-contruction, since 1981. The statement was much more itemized as compared to today. The grand total, excluding real estate tax, came to a whopping $285. So it has doubled and redoubled over the last 30 years. Not terribly surprising since just about everything else has as well. I paid the astounding sum of $12,350 for my upper unit in building I, week 14. Seemed like a lot at the time, but the memories over the years made it all worthwhile. My kids grew up always going to Sanibel in the Spring and now the tradition continues with my grandkids. It was always a magical vacation and remains so today.