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Steve E

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About Steve E

  • Birthday 07/25/1958

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  • Location:
    Sag Harbor, NY
  • Interests
    Lions Club, Home brewer and vintner. Currently recovering from hip replacement surgery.
  1. I was told the story of a member of an HOA who was trying to squash a motion made by another member. He interjected his own motion to adjourn right after the original main motion was presented without receiving the floor. The story continues that the chair then asked for and received a second and called for a vote. The yeas won and the meeting was adjourned. The member making the motions was “an object attached to another object by an inclined plane wrapped around an axis.” He didn’t understand his rights in the meeting. The motion was never mentioned in the minutes. My question: Betw
  2. Even if the relaxed rules are in effect and the member is known to go on, couldn't a board member rise to a parliamentary inquiry, "Is it the intent of the member to make a motion?” It now puts the the inquiry in front of the chair to decide to allow the speech or to press for a motion If the member does this often the board may want to restrict some of those relaxed provisions starting on p. 487.
  3. Seems appropriate to me, provided the Point of Order related to the resident's comments. Whether the point should have been ruled well taken is not clear without more facts. Mr. Nelson, do you know why the point of order was made by the Councilor?
  4. Each year our president appoints an ad-hoc nominating committee two months before the nomination meeting. Both the committee and the nominating meeting are prescribed in our bylaws. The committee nominates one person for each office. The committee submits its report to the chair before the nominations meeting. The report is made available to the membership by electronic means and a few by USPS. If a quorum is not made for the nominations meeting the report of the committee still stands as a slate of officers. Our bylaws require a ballot election so anyone may write in a name at the time of
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