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Its a Bad Idea to Hire Residents for HOA Work…

By Mike Huntermike_hunter

Attorney Michael Hunter specializes in community and condominium association law for the firm of Horack Talley

Question: Our condo bylaws state that “directors shall serve without compensation.” Last October our HOA board contracted with a homeowner who is also a director for the community’s lawn maintenance contract. In addition, the same director/homeowner was to receive compensation for handling complaints, getting quotes for work to be done, etc. Our board president also recommended that our secretary/treasurer be given an exemption from paying monthly HOA assessments, which was approved by the board. Now another homeowner/director is bidding for the housekeeping contract. Are we in violation of our bylaws with any of these three directors? We are paying for a service with the lawn maintenance, housekeeping, and complaint resolution, but can we consider the secretary/treasurer position to be a service? We have never compensated any HOA officers in the past.

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OK: Life not always according to plan

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

The McPhearsons moved to Village Park 10 years ago, just about the time the builder turned the homeowners association over to the homeowners. Because the fence along the addition’s boundaries on Washington Street was made of wood,
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