[Read more…] about A fellow board member, in my opinion, has been treating one of our residents unfairly. It does not go beyond illegal activity, but it is close. This resident has reported the board member to the local authorities and management company. Expressing my opinion unofficially to the board member has not provided this resident any relief. What else can I do in my official and unofficial capacity, and am I putting the association at any risk by taking or not taking action?
David C. Wilson
[Read more…] about We recently updated our community’s rules and regulations regarding ARB approvals. In those changes, the buffer a resident installed to a propane tank was deemed to be in violation. The original buffer confirmed to the existing regulations and was approved by the ARB when installed, but the ARB was controlled by the builder at the time. Is the current board under any obligation to honor the prior documented approval?
[Read more…] about We have fences that straddle between home decks. Many years ago the fences were “assigned”, including both sides to one of the homes. It is that homes responsibility for the entire fence. Maintenance is gained by accessing the non-fence owner’s property. One of our owners is stating that they can not be forced to access their neighbor’s property and therefor should not be responsible to maintain both sides. Additionally they will not allow their neighbor who “owns” the fence on the other side access to their property. Does the association need to change this arrangement?
[Read more…] about What is the appropriate way to collect and coordinate proxy votes? The current board (going out of office at election)? The new board members going into the election? A third party? We want to offer proxy voting to our HOA members/residents, but need to have a way to collect and hold them until the election meeting, without anyone being accused of anything inappropriate, such as tampering with those votes.
[Read more…] about In a Cooperative the Propriety Lease allows the Board of Directors to adopt House Rules. If there is no reference to fines or any other monetary issues regarding same may the Board institute a range of fines for House Rules that shareholders have not corrected after a warning letter. What about if in BY-Laws?