M.F. from New Jersey writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
How and what can change a valid vote by the Executive Board? Last year, our board voted to pay an amount to an owner for our portion of their repair. In the annual meeting, 3 board members were replaced. One of the new members called for a vote on the above issue and the agreed to money was doubled. Is this legal? Sounds like every year decisions of the board can be reversed.
Mister Condo replies:
M.F., the current Board can always vote on issues that impact the condo association. There is no such thing as a “forever” decision although passing rules and regulations that become adopted into the governing documents tend to stick around. As far as vote validity, your governing documents hold that answer. Typically, as long as the meeting was properly noticed and quorum was achieved, the vote of the Board is valid. However, that doesn’t prohibit a future Board form voting on the same or similar issue in the future. I hope that helps. All the best!