There have been disagreements and controversy among Board Members when making decisions for the Association. The Board Members do not seem to be on the same page and think they can handle the matters on their own. How should a Board act when facing these problems?
We have a delinquent owner who is trying to buy up more properties in the association instead of paying back the delinquent maintenance fees already owed. Can we stop the owner from purchasing any other units?
As volunteers to your community associations, you know that while board meetings are essential for conducting association business, they can be tedious if poorly run. Many of our board members complain about attending board meetings and ask us how they can be run more effectively. Here are a few tips we have compiled over the years...
We are often asked the question of how to handle a rogue or absentee board member or officer of the association. If relations amongst the board members get to a breaking point, the board may decide it is time to attempt to remove the “problem child.”
Our firm represents the Association as the corporate entity. Our client is the corporation. The elected Board of Directors or Board of Trustees make decisions on behalf of the Association (the corporation) in the form of voting, which directs the manner in which we represent the Association.
Having a leader on your board is certainly a benefit to the Association. All boards need someone who takes the lead and gets things done. A good leader ensures that the board functions properly and that decisions are made by a consensus of the group.
A rogue board member is not a leader, but instead someone who insists on total control, makes decisions independently, and ignores the input of others.