V.F. from Clay County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
In October of 2018, the board resigned. In November of 2018 at the annual meeting, a new board was voted on. Does the new board start ‘new’ term limits, or do they step into the term limits from the previous board? Thanks.
Mister Condo replies:
V.F., I am sorry that your community experienced a full Board resignation. That can create quite a turmoil for many associations. You would need to refer to your governance documents to find your answer. The whole idea behind staggered terms is so that you don’t have a full Board turnover at any one election year. However, none of these folks were voted in as singular replacements. Ideally, they would work it out amongst themselves as to who would fill which seat from the previously vacated Board positions. That was you might have terms that expire at varying intervals so that you don’t have all of the positions coming up for election at the same time. My guess is that your documents don’t address a mass resignation event so it would best be left to the new Board to determine what is in the best interest of the association. All the best!