In its August 18, 2006 ruling, the North Carolina Supreme Court concluded that “…payment of the utility bill is the single shared obligation contained in petitioners’ deeds…” For 2011 this shared expense was $213.16 or $4.35 per lot. The claim that “mandatory” dues include an additional $277 is demonstrably false as evidenced by the decision’s plain language. To suggest that the Supreme Court intended to create $277 in additional expense in order to pay a $213 light bill is laughable. It is crystal clear from the transcript of the proceedings what the Court intended.
Our $4.35 payment was made directly to Duke Energy on April 24, 2012.