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Townhouse association punishes bad behavior at the pool

Posted on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 08:44 AM

We are a townhouse community in NJ with a pool. Pool use requires us to purchase a pool pass and allows children 12 and over to attend the pool without an adult. Last year we had an incident where a child was permitted to lie about her age and come to the pool for 1 and 1/2 months without an adult. Eventually enough people complained to the board because we had all been required to wait for our children to be 12 and we considered it extremely unfair that this was allowed to continue despite repeated reports of her being underaged to the both the lifeguards and the board members. She would not turn 12 until the end of September. Another young man was punished for merely coming into the pool area to see if there was an adult that was able to be responsible for him while he swam. This is permitted as long as a notice is signed in front of the lifeguards that you are responsible for that child. This young man was banned from the pool for 2 weeks despite the fact that he would turn 12 in one week. We all think it is unfair that the child was not only permitted to lie about her age but was actually encouraged by a lack of punishment for putting the community at risk for a lawsuit if something had happened to her. Would it be fair if we asked the board to restrict her from the pool this summer for the length of time she was permitted to lie ? What are your thoughts on this? This is not sour grapes as I was not involved because my kids have been of age for awhile but I do feel bad for the young man that was not permitted to swim and was actually punished.

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What are the condo voting regulations for Georgia?

Posted on Thu, Aug 15, 2013 @ 07:29 AM
Our condo association has always sent out ballots to all homeowners to vote for new board members up until about four years ago. Now they put a message on the bulletin board asking if anyone wants to run. If no one signs up to run then the board puts their self back in as officers most of the home owners say they never look at the board. Our assoc. consists of fifty seven units, total of two streets. All board members live one the first street with the exception of one person on our street. We need to know in the Georgia State Bylaws is it required to have a ballot election of all home owners for each association. If so will you please sent me the current Georgia State Condominium Bylaw that states the voting regulations in it. We really need this as the election will be in Sept. 

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Does anyone have sample by-laws for a condo association?

Posted on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 @ 07:06 AM
Would you be able to direct us as to language in by-laws, for Connecticut where we own a condominium?  Here is the one on condoassociation.com.  http://www.condoassociation.com/blog/tabid/19257/bid/8763/Sample-ByLaws-for-a-Condo-Association-or-HOA.aspx

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How does our association conduct a recall of the board of directors?

Posted on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 @ 08:03 AM

My question is regarding the terms of conducting a recall of a board/director. I’m not sure how to interpret our bylaws. They state: At any regular or special meeting, any one or all of the directors may be removed with or without cause by a majority of the owners of condominium units and a successor may then and there be elected to file the vacancy created. We have an association of 100 units. Does “majority of the owners of condominium units” mean a majority of just those who are present at that particular meeting? For example, if 10 owners were present, we must have at least 51% to be a majority. This would mean a majority would be 6 owners (60%). Or in our case with 100 units in the association; does a majority mean no less than 51% of all the association units (51 units would make a majority, 51%). Thanks for the help.

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Condo board wants to add no renters policy to by-laws

Posted on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 07:53 AM
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The majority of our owners have voted several times in the past few years that we do not want renters in our building. One owner has decided that since it is not in the by-laws they will go ahead and rent anyway. So my question is what is the best way to proceed and have added to our by-laws that we have a no renters policy.

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Michigan condo rental terminated before 12 month period in bylaws

Posted on Mon, Apr 08, 2013 @ 07:54 AM
Three recent rental leases were terminated by the lessee before the mandatory 12-month lease was fulfilled. Can they present a new lease for a tenant. Our by-laws specifically require 12-month lease.

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Condo owner storing boat on association front lawn

Posted on Mon, Mar 25, 2013 @ 07:09 AM
I live in a Condo Association in which the by-laws have not been amended since 1985. It has no provision for items openly stored on the property. Suddenly a large boat appeared in front of the condo that clearly belongs in a boat slip. Is this legal or does a by-law have to be made to tell the renter/owner to move it.

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Conflict over condo association's square footage listed in bylaws

Posted on Sun, Mar 03, 2013 @ 08:49 AM
Our condos POA fees are based on the square footage of each unit. Our budget had remained the same for the past five years but went up this year so the sq footage calculations had to be redone. The management company went to the county for the sq footage per unit. Also the sq footage for each unit is included in our bylaws. When I compared the two there is a difference in about half of the condos. I pointed this out to our board president and she said she would check into this but would have to be brought up at the next board meeting. WHOA I suggested we get a professional to measure each unit. Our bylaws say its heated sq footage and units have enclosed their patio. A few of the larger units are listed as a smaller one. How do I let the board know this should not be ignored? And do we then let the county know of the mistake?

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Do new bylaws need to be sent to mortgagees of the association?

Posted on Mon, Feb 18, 2013 @ 06:35 AM
Do new bylaws need to be sent to Mortgagees as well as all members of the association?

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Our condo association bylaws not valid if no one enforces them?

Posted on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 @ 08:05 AM
I am taking over as condo president. In the past the condo by-laws have not been enforced. Does that render the by-laws not enforced invalid. If by-law requires majority of owners to approve or disapprove of improvements, etc... is it still valid?

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