Most of the time difficult situations that arise during a meeting can be resolved on the spot, but occasionally, “fatal flaws” arise: those few errors or situations that arise that cannot be fixed at that meeting.
Being a member of your homeowner association’s board of directors isn’t always straightforward, serious business. Boards get thrown funny curveballs, too. Here, board owners and our HOA experts tell us the most unusual, crazy situations they’ve faced with owners and how they resolved them.
Most of us like to view ourselves as upright citizens. We pull over for ambulances and leave the handicapped parking spots for people who really need them. We can’t imagine ourselves doing anything that might harm our friends or neighbors. We know right from wrong. But can we be so sure? While it’s easy to see that stealing is wrong (and we have laws to enforce that), community association volunteers are far more likely to encounter smaller-scale ethical situations where there are no clear cut answers. These everyday circumstances and events test their knowledge of community association ins and outs as much as their moral compasses and are usually grayer than black or white.