F.B. & L.G. from New Haven County, Connecticut writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
How do unit owners get a board member off the board with a special meeting with good cause found?
Mister Condo replies:
F.B. & L.G., unit owners who wish to remove a Board member from service commonly vote that person off of the Board when their term is over. However, there are circumstances when a Board member may be removed before then. You will need to review your condo docs for specific details but it would generally involve the Board member violating the condo’s governance procedures as outlined in the condo docs. Since you state that good cause has been found, I am going to assume that this Board member has been accused of some type of wrongdoing that violates the rules of the association’s governance.
It would be more typical and far simpler for fellow Board members to simply ask for a resignation than it would be to force the association to take action. I encourage you to pursue that remedy instead of bringing an action on the part of all unit owners. Again, refer to your condo docs about calling a special meeting of all homeowners. Also, keep in mind that your community’s documents may be superseded by the CT Common Interest Ownership Act (CIOA) that also spells out the specifics for calling a special meeting of all homeowners. Generally speaking, the Secretary of the Board needs to provide two week’s notice to all unit owners before the meeting can be held. Also, the meeting agenda must be clearly spelled out and no other business can occur at the meeting except what appears on the agenda. This is a lot of effort just to get one Board member removed.
Also, please keep in mind that removing one Board member will likely empower the Board to appoint another to fill the vacancy until the election at the next Annual Meeting.