Board Condominium Financial Governance Rules Enforcement

Unit Owner Fined for Questionable Rule

G.V. from Florida writes:

Dear Mister Condo,

I recently received a fine from my condo for violating a rule about having drinks around the pool area (not glass). Our bylaws mention other pool rules such as no glass, but do not mention specifically drinks around the pool. I tried to appeal the fine and they upheld it. The fine was my first warning about this “rule” as well. Is there anything I can do?

Mister Condo replies:

G.V, I appreciate you wanting to appeal the ruling of the Board further but to what avail? I am sure the fine is small and it certainly sounds like you now understand what is and isn’t allowed with regard to beverages around the pool. My advice is to simply pay the fine and learn from this unfortunate situation. The Board is doing its best to maintain the safety of all pool guests. Excusing you from a fine puts the Board in a difficult position to fine others who violate the rules. Enjoy the pool follow the rules, and make sure your guests do the same. All the best!

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