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  • Mark Hambridge

    November 17, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    I suppose it depends on how you define ‘open’.

    When I was our president, the board (co-opted by the property manager after the developer walked out) agreed to hold meetings open to observers. A few regulars took us up on that. Sensitive matters (arrears of contributions, misbehaviour) were dealt with ‘in camera’ immediately after the open meeting. People who wanted to address the meeting were only permitted to do so if first approved or invited by the board. I believe this format did not constrain the discussion.

    After the meeting, I ensured the points discussed and decided were circulated in a newsletter before the minutes were approved at the meeting the following month. Careful wording was needed! It was a transition from secretive developer to open communications, and there was a lot to communicate to the new owners.

    Please spread the word!
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