We recently received the follow letter from the National Forest Homeowners Association. HB 4888 has been introduced to Congress and we must do what we can to educate our congressional representatives.
I have attached a copy of the bill so you can be informed as to its content. I also attached a Tier chart so you can see how it might affect you. We should know by mid April how the Mt Hood appraisals valued your permits. Regardless of your new value you can see from the chart that it be better to be under the proposed fee structure versus the CUFFA method.
Daryl Phillippi … MHFHA Treasurer / WebMaster
Subject: Congressional delegation contacts
All cabin owners are now aware that we have received a “wake-up” call to curb unfair and overly priced annual permit fees. With the introduction of H. R. 4888, Cabin Fee Act of 2010, we are offered a rare opportunity to determine consistent and fair permit fees. Your local, state and national cabin associations have been successful in their efforts to draft and obtain sponsorship of H. R. 4888.
Now the ball is in every individual cabin owner’s court. Your inaction could result in the failure to pass this legislation resulting in a continuance of the subjective appraisal process. Inaction reflects a neglect of your investment in your cabin. Cabin ownership brings the responsibility to be involved in the effort to continue the recreation residence program.
The choice is yours. Join cabin owners in a national mass endorsement of H. R. 4888 at the grass roots level by contacting and lobbying your Congressional leaders–senators and representatives, Democrats and Republics– to support and pass H. R. 4888. Each cabin owner and user is a key player in determining the fate of future cabin permit fees.
I invite and encourage you, your family, friends and neighbors to get involved and actively participate in supporting passage of H. R. 4888. Please note the attached sample letters that can be used as contact information if you should choose to use them. You can locate Fax, email, phone numbers at www.contactingthecongress.org. Thank you for your response and support.
Ted J. Filer, NFH Director