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05/04/2021 5:58 AM  
I read in the Fl Statute 720 that notice of meetings must be posted 48 hours in advance. Our BOD has called for a Special Board meeting today.The members have not been notified and board members were just notified yesterday. It is NOT a meeting with their attorney. Is this illegal?? And if so, can decisions made during this meeting be upheld?


05/04/2021 6:12 AM  
Are you on the board? If so, did you ask the president what this is about (I assume he or she called the meeting)? This could be an executive session that would only include the board members and it doesn't have to involve the attorney.

Generally, executive sessions are reserved for sensitive matters like legal action by or against the association (which would explain why the attorney's there), employee issues, hearings concerning CCR violations, or delinquent homeowners or board member conduct. As you may have guessed such meetings should be RARE.

Residents aren't allowed to attend these meetings, but the board should announce if it's going into executive session, so this one may be an emergency. Although residents aren't allowed, board meeting minutes (the regular ones) should include a summary of when it was held, what it was about, and how the issue was addressed. If you're not on the board, wait and see if the board announces what the meeting was about - if they don't, start asking questions. As to whether decisions can be upheld, that depends on the subject.


05/04/2021 4:47 PM  
How, Linda, do your Bylaws define a "special meeting of the board?" In CA, they must be noticed to owners 4 days in advance to owners. Emergency meetings of the Board, though require no notice.

I don't think you're talking about executive session, right?

FL has strict statutes on this topic, but I don't know them. I miss Geno!
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