What are the Governing Documents of an Association?

Property owners’ associations derive their basic legal authority for their existence, activities, and actions from state statutes (laws) and certain legal documents: Articles of Incorporation Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions By-Laws Rules & Regulations

What are Bylaws?

The Declaration forms the constitutional foundation of the association; Bylaws define the laws and operating procedures of the association. Bylaws detail the framework for governing the association that is authorized in the Declaration. They address the association’s structure, the board, the officers, the definition of a quorum, the ability to enter into contracts, etc. Bylaws […]

WHAT steps should be followed to remove Board Directors?

At any regular or special meeting after the Transition Date, any director may be removed, with or without cause, by members holding a majority of the votes allocated to those members who are entitled to elect that director and a successor may then and there be elected to fill the vacancy thus created and to […]

WHAT are the duties of other officers and employees?

Other officers of the Association and any persons employed to assist the officers, shall have such authority and shall perfom1 such duties as the Board may prescribe within the provisions of the applicable statutes, the Declaration, and these Bylaws. [Bylaws, Article 4, Section 4.8]

WHEN is compensation appropriate for services?

The Board may pay reasonable compensation to any officer or Owner who performs substantial services for the condominium in carrying out the management duties of the Board. The Board’s decision to compensate an officer shall not become final until 60 days after notice of it (including the amount of compensation to be paid) has been […]

WHEN shall the first meeting of newly elected Board members be held?

The first meeting of the newly elected Board shall be held within ten days of election at a place to be fixed by the directors at the meeting at which the directors were elected, and no notice shall be necessary to the newly elected directors in order legally to call the meeting, providing a majority […]

HOW many Board committees are there?

The Board may appoint one or moreĀ· committees that consist of one or more directors. Such committees, if composed entirely of Board members, shall have and exercise, to the extent provided in the resolution establishing the committee, the authority of the Board in the management of the Association. The appointment of any such committee shall […]

WHEN are the Esplanade Owners Association meetings scheduled?

Regular meetings of the Board may be held at such time and place as shall be determined from timeto time by a majority of the directors, but at least two such meetings shall be held during each fiscal year. Notice of regular meetings of the Board shall be given to each director personally or by […]

WHAT other committees does the Board appoint?

Other committees, not having or exercising the authority of the Board in the management of the Association, may be appointed by the president or the directors, and such committees may be composed of one or more members of the Association. [Bylaws, Article 5, Section 5.2]