[Read more…] about We have an owner who wants to review the Proxies several days before the annual meeting. The reason is that she doesn’t trust the Board members or the management company. Is this permissible?
Mark A. Nappier
[Read more…] about Our association has a heated election every year. One of the candidates running in a recent election was given an owner’s proxy, which they put in the ballot box. However, that owner passed away between the time of giving the proxy and the annual meeting of election. Does that proxy still count as a vote, seeing how the unit owner was deceased by the election date?
… From some articles I’ve read, it seems that the homeowners should have an attorney for the transition. Is this absolutely necessary? It has also come to light that the developers have been paying some bills through the HOA account which I believe to be developer bills for selling homes and not HOA bills; however, I was waiting for the board to be entirely homeowner-controlled before asking for access to past bills that have been paid. Do I need an attorney at this point? I have been looking online for the proper procedure to follow to request a special election of the HOA Board, but cannot find anything.
[Read more…] about I am the recently elected President of a new town home community, which still has 2 developers on the board? Our bylaws state that once the community is 75% settled, a special election meeting can be requested to be held within 60 days to elect residents to the spots now held by the developers. I have requested the meeting by email to the management company and the developers, but to date nothing yet..
[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?