Monday, October 26, 2015

What a wonderful news!

Beautiful day, today!  Got IRS's letter in mail.  IRS has approved Elmustee Community as a tax-exempt organization.  It is the best news of the month!  Thanks a lot IRS Officer Daniel Renner.
Now the real work starts.  Have to make the first 30 basic education videos.  Have to strengthen Elmustee membership.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Elmustee, In Three Giant Steps

Elmustee, In Three Giant Steps

1.    A Non-Profit organization that develops membership material and recruits members
2.    An LLC of investors that buys land and develops it
3.    A resident-society that buys the developed land from the LLC

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Governance Legal Setup

Governance Legal Setup

General Body
  • Approves by-laws, rules & regulations
  • Oversees managers & service providers
  • Grants honorary memberships
Community managers
  • Paid professionals
  • Responsible for:
  1. Membership review and induction
  2. Security and security apparatus
  3. Day-to-day operations
Service providers (utilities, etc.)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Members: Rights and Responsibilities

Members: Rights and Responsibilities

  • Annual membership dues/resident
  • Annual General Body Participation
  1. Elect Community Managers
  2. Oversee budgets & major decisions
  • Oversee service provider relationships
  • Membership maintenance requirement: Continuous Education (mainly through multimedia)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Elmustee Self-Sustenance

Elmustee Self-Sustenance

Water
Storing, recycling and using its own water
Rainwater harvesting

Energy
Renewable Energy Mix
Energy-efficient urban design

Food
Self-sufficiency

Recycling
Conservation, reuse, and recycling strategy

Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Elmustee Will be Secured

How Elmustee Will be Secured

Secured boundary:
Multi-layered protection barriers

Intrusion detection: watch-towers, armed guards
Surveillance cameras

Check-in & Identification at entry; no unregistered visitors

Electronic surveillance of all public areas.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Physical Community

Physical Community

1000+ Acre Space

  • Secured Boundary
  • Energy, Water & Food Self-Reliance
  • Mix of
10% Residential
5% Commercial
20% Growing Fodder
30% Growing Food
35% Open Space Preserve