Discussions were held with key people from another community with a similar situation which revealed that this approach was similar to what they had already done with much success reassuring that Arden ownership of Arden beaches is a valid solution to current beach association problems. To do nothing may well result in beaches becoming public.
The ACA Beach Buying Committee members who compiled the information outlined in this historic recollection were Clete Schreffler (Chairman), Earl Parsons, Howard Stanley, Don Yeskey, Jeffy Tolodziecki, Larry Vogel, and Dick Russell.
With the overwhelming approval of those Ardenites attending the regular ACA meeting on April 19, 1976, the Beach Buying Committee is moving forward with the purchase of the beaches and recreational areas for a purchase price of $60,000. Contributions collected and deposited as of April 13, 1976 totaled $58,950.66 noting outstanding pledges of $3,000. With the outstanding pledges and settlement costs, a shortage of $3,861.10 was predicted. Additional contributions were solicited to cover the shortfall. The solicitors working to seek contributions for this purchase were: Charlie Riley, Joseph Buckholtz, Dave Hultang, Ron Martin, John Bauman, William Gardner, Reginald Hartman, and Richard Cline. After additional contribution collection efforts were made, an updated settlement date was announced of April 29, 1976.