ELECTION COMMITTEE FOR MARCH ELECTION
I know there have been two homeowners who have been appointed by the Board to Co-Chair the Election Committee. My question is “how are the Co-Chairs are recruiting homeowners to serve on the Election Committee.”
Some very smart and thorough people spent a tremendous amount of time creating our bylaws and other governing documents to serve us properly.
So far, we’re in violation of a few procedural events which could nullify our elections. I have posted our Bylaws and then added my comments to the bottom of the section in BOLD. I am not yelling lol I am trying to differentiate from the bylaws and the comments and there is no other way to do it on Next Door. Below is the section in our Bylaws regarding Elections:
ARTICLE VI – NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. Number of Directors
The affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Board of not less than five (5) Directors who must be resident Members of the Association. Only one Member from each Lot may serve on the Board at the same time.
CHECK AND DONE
Section 2. Term of Office
Election to the Board shall be for a term of (2) years.
ON OUR CANDIDATE APPLICATION IT STATED THE PERSON WHO HAD THE LEAST AMOUNT OF VOTES GETS A ONE YEAR TERM – SORRY, BUT NO. THAT RULE IS NO WHERE IN ANY OF OUR GOVERNING DOCUMENTS
Section 3. Nominating Committee
The Board of Directors will appoint a Nominating Committee Chairperson who will them form a committee to accept names submitted for nomination to fill open positions on the Board of Directors. The Annual Nominating meeting will be held on the second Tuesday of February following the Board Meeting. The Chairman of the Nominating Committee will also accept nominations from the floor. A Member must be in good standing in order to be placed on the ballot. A description of the duties of the Board of Directors will be available at the Association office. Nominees will prepare and submit within (6) days a brief resume/statement for publication in the Roadrunner.
OUTSIDE OF THE BOARD INTRODUCING THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR PERSONS AT THE BOARD MEETING, THERE NEVER WAS ANNUAL NOMINATING MEETING CONDUCTED. NO NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR, NO RECRUITING OF HOMEOWNERS TO SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE.
Section 4. Nomination
Candidates may be nominated by Members of the Board, Nominating Committee or from the floor at the Nominating Meeting. All Members must be advised of their right to run for the Board at least (30) days prior to the Nominating Meeting.
AGAIN, SINCE THERE WAS NO NOMINATING MEETING, DOES THIS NULLIFY THE ELECTION? HOMEOWNERS WERE NEVER PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. NOTE: THE BOARD DID SEND OUT APPLICATIONS TO RUN FOR THE BOARD.
Section 5. Meet the Candidates Meeting
During the first week of March, a “Meet the Candidates” meeting will be held to acquaint the Members with the candidates. The Election Committee Chairperson shall coordinate this meeting.
ELECTION COMMITTEE MUST RUN THIS MEETING
Section 6. Election Committee
The Board of Directors will appoint a Chairman of the Election Committee. The Election Committee Chairman will form a committee to conduct the election and count the votes. There will be an open count of the votes at the clubhouse.
TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, THERE HAS BEEN NO ANNOUNCEMETS OR RECRUITING TO BE A PART OF THE ELECTION COMMITTEE. I HAVE A HARD TIME FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH THE ELECTION PROCESS SINCE THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CONTENTION AMONG SOME BOARD MEMBERS – PAST AND PRESENT. WE NEED THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED SO WE CAN TRUST ALL OUTCOMES.
We must do things properly. Integrity and procedure is critical to the successful operations of our community. I can’t be the only person who feels this way…. Does this raise any concern for anyone here? Let your thoughts be known. Kindly please =)