My next door neighbor, who happens to be Board president and involved in my vetting subtenants sent me the following email today:
"It would be a good time to close the books, in advance on your move, on the loan that I made to you for the new fence five or six years ago. If you could settle this up as soon as possible so that there aren't any outstanding issues before we begin arrangements for new tenants.
As you may recall, the amount outstanding, after .....".
It is true that she paid for the building a new fence between our yards with the arrangement that I would repay her a certain amount each month. I only made a few of those payments. She has never said a thing about it in all the years since.
I am OK with coming up with a payment plan and repaying her. However I object to the implication that the repayment of this personal loan has anything to do with "beginning arrangements for my new tenants". This seems to be conflict of interest in terms using her capacity and clout as Board president to satisfy a personal arrangement that should be dealt with outside of the board structure.
Can you please advise me on how I best handle the issue without being coerced in this way?
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