By now, you’ve probably been experimenting with virtual homeowners’ association board meetings. Have they gone smoothly? Are you unsure about how best to structure them to ensure you are staying legal while keeping the peace? We interviewed attorney Benjamin Rooney at Keay & Costello, P.C. to share his advice.
Putting together a homeowner or condo association meeting agenda can seem like a challenging task, but it doesn’t have to be. The hard part is figuring out what you’re going to say during the meeting, so if you have that down then creating the agenda will be easy. Since HOA meetings are generally open to the public, creating a set agenda is a useful tool for directing the open meeting and discussing all appropriate matters with the public before moving onto the executive session.
Law requires that HOA boards take meeting minutes during board meetings. But, it is also important for the board’s process and sanity to keep everything documented. For instance, meeting minutes are helpful when board members debate and come to a misunderstanding about a particular topic. Members can refer back to the minutes to recall what was actually said. This way the facts are always out on the table. The “art” of taking minutes is something all board members should be knowledgeable about. So, here are a few tips to mastering HOA board meeting minutes.
Leading any type of meeting can be stressful, but holding a meeting about a topic as close to a person as their home can prove very difficult. Such topics can stir up many different opinions and emotions, and possibly some unruly behavior. Trying to hold a productive HOA meeting can be straining if attendees cause disruptions, go off on tangents, or become very vocal about a particular homeowner issue. This article will help you to run a homeowners’ association meeting and deal with those pesky people.
Hosting an HOA annual meeting is important for two reasons: to approve next year’s budget to elect board members whose chairs will be vacant. Although, getting the community involved can prove to be a difficult task, especially when you’re struggling to meet quorum. Here are three tips for hosting a successful HOA annual meeting. Get your attendance up and become a better association!