Dwindling Amenities Didn’t Abrogate Member’s Obligation to Pay Dues

Facts: When a gated retirement community was developed, it had a variety of recreational amenities, such as an Olympic-sized swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, clubhouses, picnic areas, a marina, lakes, beaches, and a campground. The association was organized to collect dues and assessments from property owners to pay for maintenance of the common areas and amenities. An owner based his decision to buy two homes in the community solely on the recreational activities and the availability of a dock for his pontoon boat.

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