Condo Association Management Blog

When to have private vs. closed condo association board meetings?

Posted on Fri, Sep 17, 2010 @ 09:23 AM

I have a question regarding open meetings. I am a trustee at a condo association in eastern Massachusetts. For the past year, our board has met in private - typically one of the trustees homes - to deal with condo association business. Items such as budgets, rules & regulations, construction projects have been voted on and approved during these private meetings. The only time we have met with residents has been during our annual meeting, and once or twice when we had an issue that we felt needed the attention of the entire building. From the start, I have been uncomfortable with the idea of meeting privately to do routine business. I have questioned two representatives from our management company regarding the issue, and they both told me that the Board of Trustees was elected by residents to do the condo association's business and that we are not legally required to work out "in the open." I still find this hard to believe. Can anyone on this board provide insight? Thank you

Tags: Board of Directors, Annual Condo Meetings