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Subject: Appropriate introduction of suggested revisions to rules and regulations
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JoyceS1
(Indiana)

Posts:140


05/17/2006 5:54 AM  
I live in a small (14 unit)HOA community. Most homeowners have not read or have a clue what the covenants or rules and regulations say let alone are for. My husband and I became actively involved on the board over the last 4 years after frustrations with each board reinventing the HOA. We managed to bring to the forefront issues, which needed to be faced through publication of a newsletter and our emphasis on the governing documents. However, now that neither of us is serving on the board, the current board has lapsed into the old pattern of reinventing the HOA.

I was elected to serve as assistant Treasurer (allowed by our bylaws), which is a non-voting position within the board. Within the last few months an issue arose involving the occupancy of one of the units and the conduct of the occupants, which doesn’t seem to be addressed in our governing documents or rules and regulations. Also, for the first time we have a unit which has become a rental instead of owner-occupied and violations are beginning to occur by the tenant who most likely has not been given the restrictions of our community.

My dilemma is this: I would like to introduce revisions to the rules and regulations, which will address these issues in the future before they get too far out of hand. However, I’m not sure what would be more appropriate......should I, as a homeowner/"assistant treasurer" and not a voting member of the board introduce this revision, or should I bide my time, wait until next year and hope that I will be elected to the board whereby I can then officially introduce revisions? Unfortunately, the current board is clueless as to it even being a necessary issue to address.


RogerB
(Colorado)

Posts:5067


05/17/2006 6:59 AM  
Joyce, as an owner and previous Board member it can be a suggestion to the current Board with an explanation ready on why it is needed. If the Board is receptive you could have a written proposal ready to give them.

Obviously you have thought out a revision would be effective for dealing the Owner of the rental unit and requiring them to educate and control their property when it is rented or suffer the consequences. And the proposed R&R revision needs to comply with all higher order documents and laws.
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