The first action item on most owners’ meeting agendas is approving the minutes of the last owners’ meeting. Let’s say that -- as usual -- you have an ambitious agenda, with many action items and a limited time in which to get through them all. But when the secretary moves to approve last year’s...
Just the mention of meeting minutes can make eyes roll and faces grimace. But it doesn’t need to be that way. If you learn a few simple steps, you’ll be able to produce professional minutes in less time and with a lot less frustration.
This is the second of two columns addressing common mistakes of HOA boards. Last week’s covered the failure to consistently enforce rules and seek professional advice on big decisions.
Every board member plays an important role. The secretary is no exception and is so much more than just “note taker”. His or her duites are critical to the Association’s overall success. At a minimum, there are five key areas for which the secretary should be responsible.