A.I. from Westchester County, New York writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Mister Condo replies:
A.I., yes, Minutes and votes held at meetings are available to view by any member of the association but not until they are approved by the Board, which typically happens at the meeting following. If your Board meets once per quarter, the most recent meeting Minutes available to you would be from the previous quarter. That can be a problem if some big expenditures are being made because by the time the Minutes are available, the contract may have been signed and the work well underway. Additionally, just because the Minutes are available, they are not necessarily free. The association or property management firm can charge a reasonable fee for you to review the records and/or request copies. Hope that helps!