A Clever Name For a Closed HOA Meeting

A Clever Name For a Closed HOA Meeting

Burke Nielsen The work meeting gives boards the opportunity to get stuff done between regular meetings. But a work meeting is a magical meeting that doesn’t require notification of owners because, well… They aren’t invited. They aren’t invited because in theory, it’s not a meeting at all. No minutes are taken, no motions are made, and no decisions are reached. Sounds pretty good! right? Read More...
Meeting Minutes Matter™ California Open Meeting Act — Setting Homeowner Expectations

Meeting Minutes Matter™ California Open Meeting Act — Setting Homeowner Expectations

Victoria Cohen When an upset homeowner attends a homeowner association (HOA) board meeting, they believe they have the right to speak to the board, and sometimes demand answers or immediate action by the board. Although most of us would like immediate answers from the board, it is important that the board, management, and sometimes experts, like roofers/plumbers/arborists, and so forth, review the homeowner request before an informed decision can be made. Read More...
Meeting Minutes Matter™ — Hanging on Every Word

Meeting Minutes Matter™ — Hanging on Every Word

Victoria Cohen Many people ask the question, “What is the responsibility of the meeting recorder or secretary to record the homeowner concerns, comments, recommendations, etc. into the meeting minutes?” The answer is simple. Nothing that the homeowner says should be placed into the Board Meeting Minutes. In fact, no comments from the Board members are placed into the Board Meeting Minutes either! Read More...
Meeting Minutes Matter™

Meeting Minutes Matter™

Victoria Cohen Nobody likes to take meeting minutes (or so I have been told). As an HOA Meeting Recorder and Parliamentarian, I take the meeting minutes for many associations. My method is easy and simple. Here are some steps that I hope you will find useful in taking proper minutes. Read More...

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