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CherylH
(Georgia)

Posts:4


09/15/2005 6:00 PM  
Any tactful ways to deal with 2 busy body board members who go out of their way to seek violations. Our ccr states all complaints must be addressed, their complaints are petty to the majority of the neighbors and the remaining board, but a complaint none the less. They are board members and take actions upon themselves which is often forceful and offensive to our neighbors. They want to do an annual inspection of everyones home, meaning coming onto property and walking all around. They are now trying to force the adoption of a POA. We only have 40 homes, very small community, we feel we don't need the POA. Others feel the POA will give them too much power. This year we are going to paper ballots to vote, instead of show of hands. This is my first year on the board and I'm ready to quit.
LisaS
(Illinois)

Posts:341


09/17/2005 10:02 AM  
How many Board members are there? In our association, violations need to be addressed, however we all (5 of us) review them before proceeding and have letter templates we use for all violations. If we do not have a majority vote to proceed, we do not.

I assume you are 40 single family homes? Unless specifically noted in your Declaration/CCrs etc. the Board would have no authority to 'inspect' anyone's home or yard unless they did so from the public sidewalk. It would be trespassing to proceed uninvited into private yards.

I can just see the police coming to cite all of yoru busybodys for trespassing!

CherylH
(Georgia)

Posts:4


09/17/2005 11:31 PM  
We are 40 single homes. There were 7 on the board up until yesterday. The 2 busy bodies quit. I found out that they have done this before when they have not had their way. I like the idea of the majority board members to approval for sending out letters etc.. I like the common sense approach. Thank-you.
LisaS
(Illinois)

Posts:341


09/18/2005 8:20 AM  
Wow- I can't believe you have (or rather had) 7 Board members. It seems like alot for only 40 homes.

If your 'busybody' members have quit before- why on earth did anyone ever put them back on! I would have thought that after one time, their lack of ability to 'play well with others' would have been obvious.

Best of Luck,
Lisa
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