Target: The Paul’s Corporation board of directors
Goal: Improve the conditions of Sand Tree Lake in Denver, Colorado
Surrounding Sand Tree Lake is a community involving several housing complexes. One of the great draws originally compelling residents to move into the locale was the wonderful lake view. That view has now become ironical as the lake being overlooked has become polluted and overgrown. This is not simply an eyesore, but a health hazard as well. Dead and decaying fish and birds pollute the water and add to both the insect population and an increase to the risk for waterborne disease.
The problem has been mounting – employees of the landscaping company responsible for the area blatantly admitting that the developer is consciously neglecting the issue. The Pauls Corporation has reported massive value for the properties, showing a combined value of roughly $71 million. Despite this, it appears that the organization simply does not wish to outlay the necessary funding to properly clean and maintain the lake.
In order to properly return the lake to its natural state, The Pauls Corporation must be willing to remove any debris including trash, dead animals, and excess overgrowth. In addition, the pH balance of the lake itself must be adjusted so that it will not only support animal life and prevent future die-offs, but also reduce the massive algae blooms that can turn a beautiful lake into a tepid swampland. This must be done for the health of all surrounding residents as well as to simply return a lake to the pristine state that it should never have been allowed to diverge from.
Dear Members of the board of directors of The Pauls Corporation,
While a corporation is built and designed to emphasize shareholder revenue there are other stakeholders that should be viewed as equally important to the long term health of an organization. If a developer earns a poor business reputation by not attending to the needs and desires of those living in pre-existing developments then they could very well find future projects undermined by a declining corporate reputation. Such could be the case if The Pauls Corporation continues its failure to address the mounting concerns of the residents of the Sand Tree area.
The three complexes in this community trusted that a certain level of care and maintenance would be continued beyond when they first moved into the development. One critical component of that care and maintenance involves the lake these residences overlook. The lake has unfortunately been allowed to fall into an extremely disparate state. This isn’t a simple matter of removing refuse to “spruce up” the lake. The complete disregard for the lake has lead to it devolving into an unhealthy state festooned with dead and decaying aquatic life and algae blooms overrunning the body of water. This is a health hazard in addition to a tremendous eye (and nose) sore.
If this array of complexes truly hold the value reported with asset benefits of 10.4, 11, and 51.7 million dollars for the troika then a certain measure of investment into them should be necessary. The financial outlay required to clean the lake and restore its pH balance to levels which would prevent further recurrence of these issues pales in comparison to the loss of both stakeholder goodwill and pure asset retention by virtue of property values. Cleaning the lake is not only the right thing to do, it is simply good business.
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