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Meeting Moment – Specific Notice

It is not unusual for owners at an annual homeowners meeting to make motions about issues that aren’t listed on the agenda.  For example, a motion to amend the bylaws.  Or, at a special meeting called to amend the bylaws, an owner might make a motion to recall the board.

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To Be or Not to Be….Taped

I’ve heard the argument go both ways.  “You know, if we taped our meetings and kept the tapes for posterity, we would have an accurate record, which would be much better than minutes,” says a new board member.A seasoned board member responds, “What are you talking about?  Do you want everybody to hear all the remarks that are made at these meetings?” 

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On the Board

Is it dissonance or dissidence? In the beginning, it can be hard to tell. When healthy dialog turns into personal insults, innuendo, gossip, and disruptive arguments, board meetings can get off message and contentious. Left unabated, the board fractures, no one is satisfied and the community suffers. How can a board deal with a disagreeable board member? Each situation is unique, so specific approaches will differ. However, there are a few helpful tactics boards can use.

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