Question: Every year our homeowners’ association’s board appoints an “election committee.” The committee makes sure that the meeting notices are sent out, and otherwise runs the election, including counting the ballots. This year, the chairperson of the committee announced immediately before the final self-nomination deadline that he intended to run for the board, and resigned… Continue Reading
Question: I attended our recent condominium annual meeting and election. There were quite a bit of shenanigans during the meeting. One of the most disturbing issues was the opening of the envelopes and counting of the ballots by a committee of three people. One of the members of the committee was the wife of a… Continue Reading
Question: We live in a small homeowners’ association and everyone knows everyone else. Is it possible for the association to impose fines but have the members of the fining committee remain anonymous? J.P. (via e-mail) Answer: No. Both the Homeowners’ Association Act, Chapter 720, and the Florida Condominium Act, Chapter 718, lay out the process… Continue Reading
The 2015 Legislative Session kicks off next week on Tuesday, November 18, when the Legislators come to Tallahassee for their organizational session. The Senate President Andy Gardiner from Orlando and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli from Merritt Island recently announced their leadership appointments and they will soon be announcing Committee Chairs and Committee appointments. Sen. Richter… Continue Reading
We are very pleased to announce that the Senate’s Regulated Industries Committee today, by a vote of 8-4, voted down SB 288 (the “design professionals’ bill”).