Complaint: Distribution of Information By Members

In violation of Chapter 4.2 (55-79.75:1) of Title 55 of the Code of Virginia, Distribution of information by members, the Heatherlea Association has failed to establish a reasonable, effective and free method, appropriate to the size and nature of the condominium, for unit owners to communicate among themselves and with the Board regarding any matter…

Nontransparency Leads to Suspicion, Mistrust and Litigation

In candidacy statements included in the most recent Heatherlea Board meeting packet and annual meeting information, as well as at the July 2013 meeting of the membership, members expressed a desire for transparency. Unfortunately, the rogue Board invokes tactics to prevent transparency. Among the nontransparency tactics boards employ are making decisions in private meetings or…

Robert’s Rules of Order And Board Actions

Heatherlea’s governing documents require the use of Robert’s Rules of order for annual and Board meetings. Question: If the board agrees to an action but does not follow the Roberts Rules of Order as far as making a motion, seconding and voting for the motion, is the action legal? Answer: If state statutes or your…

Ruling with R-E-S-P-E-C-T by Richard Thompson

Rules can be vexing. Just consider the following:  According  to  the  Atlanta Journal,  “The  Ten  Commandments contain 297 words. The Bill of Rights is stated  in  463  words.  Lincoln’s Gettysburg  Address  contains  266 words.  A  recent  federal  directive  to regulate the price of cabbage contains 26,911 words.” When it comes to effective rule making, less …

POLL (for Heatherlea Association Members Only)

After you vote, you will be redirected to the results. You can monitor the results by checking back and clicking on “view.” Please only vote if you are a Heatherlea homeowner. After voting, you can leave a comment at the poll site regarding other suggestions, or anything else related to the poll. Thanks for participating!…

More Exemplary Service from Property Management

I sent Ms. Spellman, Property Manager a request to see the agenda packet and materials prior to the October 7 Board of Directors’ meeting. This was her response: Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;…