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NacioC
(Arizona)

Posts:4


01/27/2006 11:44 PM  
I just shared our Landscape Committee Charter docs with my Landscape Committee, without going into detail of the contents of the charter, here is the response...

"According to your proposed charter it seems our hands are tied with another layer of bureaucracy as I see it. The Landscape Committee should be able to come to the board with proposals for consideration in addition to acting on the boards suggestions."

I'm not too sure about this response as the charter clearly states the committee DOES have the authority and responsibility to "...come to the board with proposals for consideration in addition to acting on the boards suggestions." However, the charter clearly states restricted functions as well; basically the BOD has the discretion of the final decision on all matters.

I would tend to agree that the committee is limited, but the BOD is responsible for all actions and decision made on behave of the HOA.

What do you think or recommend? Do you agree/disagree? I put this out for discussion.
RogerB
(Colorado)

Posts:5067


01/28/2006 7:25 AM  
NacioC, I see it as a controlling inefficient board creating another layer of bureaucracy. Why have a landscape committee if they need to come to the board with every proposal? Either the board can approve all landscape proposals and not have a landscape committee OR the board should DELEGATE approval authority to a landscape committee. Delegation can be difficult for some people; while they delegate their authority they still are responsible. Thus the board can chose to provide landscaping guidelines and include the statement: For situations not described in the landscaping guidelines the landscape committee shall consult with the board prior to approving.

You stated "the BOD has the discretion in the final decision on all matters". Discretion allows them to DELEGATE their authority.

Cut the red tape,
RogerB
HankL


Posts:0


01/31/2006 5:06 AM  
Another layer will prevent mistakes that YOU will have to answer for. Make sure that you have a recent Reserve Study on file and design what kind of budget they have to work with. As the budget is used, the Board needs to tell the committee when the money is gone until 2007. Also make sure that plantings are not favoring the committee members more than the rest of the properties.

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