Our first item on the agenda is always Open Forum. This is the time to speak up if you have a question or concern. The underground connection is telling me to brace myself. The mean girls are going to lay it all out for me!
Some exciting topics:
- We want to elect the Landscape Chair ... not have the Board appoint one (as specified in our ByLaws and as we have done for 500 years). Because they want one of their cronies in that coveted position ... one who will not work within the budget.
- We want to purchase bark mulch for $35,000 although our budget is $15,000. And it will be 1.5 inches thick rather than our Landscape vendor suggests 3 inch minimum.
- We want to fire the Landscape vendor. Even though we have not vetted any replacement vendor. Because THIS Vendor really does take direction ONLY from the Landscape Chair or a Board member. Not their every little whim. (How rude!) But we can't have 112 people asking them to do "just this one little thing for me".
- We want a phone and address directory of our community. So we can send unwanted political dissertations (a past Chair used confidential email addresses that were for Board eyes only) and news about our upcoming productions (for our one thespian Diva). Too bad if people want their privacy! We may email all Owners and ask them if they want to opt in to such a directory? That seem reasonable?
I am also going to resign from newsletter production. Mainly I'm tired of doing it (after 7 years) and it's like pulling teeth to get committee updates or ideas for articles. My buddy, and former chair, is the only one who thanks me more than once a year. Most of all, it seems like a conflict of interest for the Chair to be in control of communication.
Earlier this year, when we had such a complaining neighbor (Poopy Patty), I made up a pretend newsletter .... oh how I would love to do the final issue like this!