M.D. from Ozaukee County, Wisconsin writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Hello, again! Over 6 weeks, 3 separate notices were distributed throughout the community, expressing:
1. The majority of the Board no longer wishes to serve
2. The Board has resigned
3. The Board intends to resign
Three notices with conflicting verbiage (and several typos). After 6 weeks of drama, the Board did no such thing. It was all a ruse. Furthermore, it was revealed openly (though unintentionally) at that meeting that the Board has a history of using submitted proxy forms as “carte blanche” votes to apply in whatever way they wish! Stacking the deck!
There was no presentation by a property management company, as expressed in the 3 notices sent out over 6 weeks. But via proxy forms that the “resigning” Board used in whatever way they wished, the Board achieved the approval for a property management company. Enlistment of a property management company is sorely needed here–the buildings are aging and no one here has the skill set to tackle the issues properly–but the way the matter was presented and ultimately determined was not due process/proper procedure.
Drama, drama, drama. Chaos, chaos, chaos. I am not on the Board, but I have helped out here in my condo community many times–gladly! Happy to be of assistance! But good god, the ineptness and dysfunction…
Mister Condo replies:
M.D., I am sorry that your condo association is going through this type of leadership drama. Condo leadership needn’t be that difficult for the association. Clearly, the folks serving on the Board are doing so reluctantly. The simple solution is to relieve them of the burden by voting in interested and dedicated volunteers. Finding those folks isn’t always easy but it should be a priority at this point. Otherwise, the drama and chaos will continue and might even get worse. It’s time to find some adults to serve on the Board. Childish antics like these have no place in condominium association governance. All the best!