Baldwinsville Per “Radisson Use and Maintenance Covenants,” Section 5.0 Advertising and Signs (RCA/ASC Sign Policy), the YMCA's sign on the "residential property" at the corner of Route 31 and Drakes landing, is and has been for years, a clear violation of Radisson Declaration, Article VI, Section 5, Advertising and Signs. This essentially states that “no commercial advertising of any type or for any purpose is authorized on any residential lot or RCA Common Property."
There is no room for interpretation, there is no vagueness, nor is there even a hint of ambiguity in the statement. So, why is it not being enforced with the YMCA? A fairly simple question, don't you think? You (the RCA Board of Directors) are in place to assure, among other things, fair and equal treatment and the "unbiased" enforcement of RCA covenants. So, again, it begs the question: why you are unable or unwilling to live up to your basic fundamental fiduciary duties owed to all property owners in Radisson? In other words, if you cannot individually or collectively function in an unbiased manner, perhaps it's time for another board of directors?
I personally find the YMCA sign in question to be offensive because it shows a callous disregard toward existing Radisson covenants by the YMCA, and I demand that it be removed immediately. If you cannot or will not take action on this long standing flagrant sign violation, I can only assume that it is "equally OK" for me or anyone else in Radisson to have similar sized signs in our front yards, advertising whatever we like. I'm fairly certain that even you (the RCA Board of Directors) realize that you would not have a proverbial "leg to stand on" in a court of law.
In closing, I would hope that at least one of you has the guts and basic integrity to go on record with a response. But then again, defending "indefensible behavior" is a pretty tough task.
James R. Kocik is a resident of Radisson in Lysander.