Minutes from Private Meetings of Condo Board Members

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L.K. from outside of Connecticut writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

Can homeowners read minutes of private meetings by board members only?

Mister Condo replies:

L.K., minutes are official records of associations. As such, they are open to be inspected by any member of the association requesting to do so. If you think about it, it makes perfect sense. If you were a shareholder in a corporation, wouldn’t you want access to minutes of Board meetings to see how your money was being spent? It really is no different at a condominium or HOA other than the business is not for profit. Directors are still charged with proper operation of the association’s assets and all unit owners are entitled to review association documents. If the meeting is held in Executive Session, the minutes may only reflect the outcome of the Executive Session so there may not be any notes of the actual discussion from within the Executive Session. However, the outcome of such meeting is still in the minutes for all unit owners to read. Hope that helps.

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