WHY JOIN VECINOS?
Thank you for your request for Vecinos membership information!
When purchasing a property in Akumal Norte is is important to understand that the government classifies Akumal Norte as an unfinished development. This means that the municipality does very little if anything to build and maintain the infrastructure needed to support a fully functioning community.
When you join Vecinos, you have taken a vital step in the creation of a unified voice for Akumal Norte. The organizational voice carries much more weight in dealing with government agencies and solving community issues then a single voice can.
Join your fellow owners and be part of helping build Akumal Norte into our bright future. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. With every completed project our property values increase and living becomes a little easier. By joining, you’re helping the organization to reach its goals: to complete our development, protect our environment, and conserve all those things that make Akumal Norte what it is: a true paradise, nestled between our beautiful Half Moon Bay and the miracle of Yalkú Lagoon.
To join Vecinos you must be a property owner or proprietor of a licensed business in Akumal Norte. Members are entitled to attend the annual membership meetings. Although the entire North Akumal community may attend these meetings, only members have voting rights. Members vote for the officers of the board and on organizational projects and issues pertaining to the running of the organization.
As well as attending the annual members meetings, members can attend the monthly Kitchen Cabinet meetings. At these meetings issues dealing with the creation of new projects, community service issues and running of the community are discussed and voted on. The resulting information is passed on through emails to our members. These meetings are scheduled by the president. Because we have been given the responsibility by the government for establishing the systems running Akumal Norte, we feel it important to reach out to non-members to attend some cabinet meetings.
Memberships are an initial fee of $250.00 usd plus annual dues based on the type of property you own.
In setting up the due’s payment structure the board recognizes that many of our members have primary homes in other countries where they are paying mortgages, taxes, and maybe HOA fees. We try to keep dues at a level that meets our basic operational needs but does not overburden the membership. As always, there are needs for special projects beyond the everyday running of the community. When these come up, we ask for donations from the community. This way those who can contribute do and help us meet the new challenge. We intentionally do not run Vecinos with a high dues program, promising that if you pay more you will receive greater benefit. We may finish projects more slowly, but we believe in not placing undue burden on our community members.
Please go here to fill out the membership and donation form online.