Usually this column gives advice to the president or chair of a meeting. Today, our advice is for the “loyal opposition”, those members in the minority. Let’s say you are concerned about how the Board is handling, or failing to handle an issue. How can you best advocate for your position at an owner’s meeting?
I would like to thank Community Association Management for the fine job this past year. We had our annual meeting and our Property Manager did an excellent job covering the meeting. As I told the new board and the members present, I feel my finest achievement this past year was to bring your organization on...
In this week’s column, and next week, I address some of the most common mistakes made by homeowners’ association boards of directors.
1. Failing to enforce covenants, rules and regulations consistently and uniformly, or engaging in “selective enforcement.”
The HOA board really has only two functions: to maintain the common areas and elements in the community, and to enforce the covenants and rules of the HOA.
Some associations have begun to broadcast their meetings through webcasts, thus allowing members to participate even if they’re not able to personally be present. Here we discuss the trend and offer tips for making sure meetings still follow requirements.