Opinion By Jan Bergemann
Published Wednesday, November 16, 2005
am always amazed how badly informed many board members -- and
specialized service providers -- really are!
Don't forget, these are the people we trust with the financial welfare
of our homes. It seems they missed the basic course -- something like
Florida Association Rules 101?
The amazing part is the fact that the manager, Keith
Martinelli, is part of the deal. He is the one who forwarded the letter
and is named as the contact person. Keith Martinelli works for
Communities Management Co. of Palm Beach.
I think the letter speaks for itself.
DUNBAR WOODS CONDOMINIUM #1 ASSOCIATION, INC.
Avenue of the Champions, Suite 120
Telephone (561) 625-8588
Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Fax (561) 627-1837
Beach Gardens, FL 33418
November 10, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting
be advised the Board of Directors unanimously voted to have you
removed as a Director of the Board. We would like to thank you for
your services in the past. As of November 10, 2005, you are no
longer a member of the Board of Directors.
you have any questions, please contact Keith Martinelli, Property
Manager at 625-8599 ext. 114.
Woods #1 Condominium Assoc., Inc.
our Florida House Representatives want to adopt this splendid idea? Next
time one of them contradicts, they can just hold a vote and write the
obnoxious guy a letter like above: "We voted and you are hereby
that be fun?
this case the board member dared to ask for reimbursement of funds spent for
repairs of the unit -- common property. The association management had long
since been in possession of the insurance money, but used all kinds of
excuses to avoid final payment to unit-owner. This insurance money was for
repairs for damages created by 2004's hurricane!
then the same board member dared to ask, “Why is the roofer only gluing
the shingles to the roof without using nails?” That sure did it!
The above letter had to be written -- no matter what!
Right or wrong -- who cares? How
dare she questions what manager and president consider absolutely OK? Isn't questioning their supervision something like high
it nice to know what kind of knowledgeable people run our associations?
in case you didn't get the message? The general basic rule:
the association members who vote in a director can remove that director from
his seat on the board!
board can remove an officer -- like president or treasurer -- from office by
plain majority vote. But that doesn't remove this person from his/her seat
on the board. Since board members are elected by the membership, it takes a
recall through vote of membership to remove a board member from his/her seat
on the board!
I think this board went plainly over board!
the "removed" board member took it in stride and responded in a
kind manner. Honestly, who wants to serve together with people like that --
trying to serve the welfare of the community?
November 15, 2005 10:05 AM
You are quite
welcome for my services. I would like to thank you all for relieving me of
the stress of being on the board. I know you too all feel the pressure of
tying to do the very best for our whole community. I wish you all the best
and pray you all make the right decisions for the right reasons. Our
association is depending on all of you to fix our buildings and make sure
they are in the very best condition. Good Luck.