M.M. from Litchfield County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Can I see the General Manager’s 5 year contract?
Mister Condo replies:
M.M., you most likely have the right to inspect the General Manager’s contract as it is a matter of association business and, as a member of the association, you have the right to review any contracts that the association has entered into. That being said, there are certain portions of the general manager’s contract that are private and even guarded by the association. For instance, private information like a social security number, home address, etc. that are protected as divulging such information could lead to data theft. If what you are looking for is a job description of duties and such, you should be able to request the information. However, like all record requests, there may be a fee for inspection and you may need to allow a reasonable amount of time from the time the request is made to the time the request is honored. May I ask what it is you are looking for? The contract between the General Manager and the Board is the business of the Board. If there is a problem with the General Manager’s performance you should simply make the Board aware so they can correct the behavior. If you are just curious to see what the manager is being paid you will likely be seen as snooping into an area that really doesn’t concern you. You can always look at the association’s annual budget to see how much money is being spent on property management. That will very likely give you an idea of how much the manager is being paid.