I.A. from Fairfield County writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
We are having issues with the Board President at our condo. Several unit owners, including myself, suspect serious wrongdoing and misappropriation of funds. Is Connecticut Condo Law Sec47-261d the section of the law that applies to this situation?
Mister Condo replies:
I.A., I am sorry to learn that such serious accusation haves surfaced at your condo. Yes, the section of Chapter 828 (The Common Interest Ownership Act) is where you will find the details for removal of officers and directors. You can find the full text at http://www.cga.ct.gov/2011/pub/chap828.htm#Sec47-261d.htm. You may wish to consult with a community association attorney before you take these steps just to make sure you are following proper and legal protocol. Also, depending on when the next available regular vote of the association is scheduled to be held, it might also make sense to wait until then and simply vote the person in question off of the Board at that time. Either way, if the person has committed a crime, the association should consider pressing charges which may involve notifying the police if funds or assets were stolen. Also, be prepared to have suitable volunteers ready to be elected to replace the Board member being voted out or terminated. Communities need leaders to guide them through trying times like this. I wish you all the best in getting yours back on track.