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Subject:  Illinois HOA Cooperative but Uncooperative about Board Meetings !!
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FredG3
(Illinois)

Posts:4


01/12/2018 2:27 PM  
I am resident of a HOA located in Illinois , with a Board that apparently figure this will go away sooner or later with my request of Board meetings to be viewed or copies made. Ok I did the process of sending a request in US Mail , after sometime and hurdles to jump via letters to the Board they finally granted me that of viewing the minutes. Here is where the tricky part is , the By Laws state during"made available during Business hours" . Correct me if I am wrong but aren't Business hours 9:00 am - 5:00Pm , which is when I can view them . I was just notified that no one was available during the day" Business Hours" to allow me to view, they all work. As a note I don't and never have attended any meetings due to my schedule.Thats when they offered me to view them .


Any suggestions on how to get thru this dilemma , additionally I suggested to them I would provide a email to resolve the matter, that went over real big with no answer.


Thanks in advance for any constructive comments .


MelissaP1
(Alabama)

Posts:6904


01/12/2018 4:11 PM  
It doesn't sound like you have an MC but individual VOLUNTEER board. Which means very much like they do work for a living during the day. So traditional business ours do not apply. Which are typically 6 am to 6 pm. (Worked in a 24 hour facility for years and this what we considered working time due to time zones).

So I would ask to make arrangement with someone who can take a meeting with you. It may be on the weekend or in the evening. Now if you had an MC then I would expect to be able to observer normal time.

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MichelleK5
(New York)

Posts:156


01/16/2018 8:13 AM  
Business hours are determined by the company, not by what we commonly think of as "business hours." So it's not 9 to 5, or 6 to 6. It's whatever each specific company lists in whatever documents/licenses are required for their business.
And yes, someone from their company is obligated to be available during those hours.
FredG3
(Illinois)

Posts:4


01/16/2018 12:37 PM  
Thank you MichelleK5 - for your feedback , but here is the problem , this is all Volunteer Board and they all work full time supposedly . This is around forty unit association, although the President receives a paid amount for the office not sure what responsibility he has since he is on a payroll.. I have asked the Board since I am unable to attend meetings in the evening , (1. to make copies which I would pay a reasonable fee, (2. asked to send them electronically 3) upon there request send them days and time for a sum total of over 30 day hours and denied of this dates for viewing. Kinda looking for some other suggestions as. My next suggestion and stop me if I am off track on this , but to suggest a most recent President get the authority to do this viewing of the minutes during the day business hours since he is retired anyway and home all day. It almost seems to be a trust issue or something of that order . I would think the President would have a author-ity to appoint a delegate to authority them to carry out a Association Task. I would think it is in the Best interest to avoid any conflict unnecessary to the association. Any constructive thoughts on this matter.
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