Way..... Out there !

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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Most Bizarre Annual Meeting — Ever!

The meeting came off just as described in my earlier post. But, unlike most annual meetings, we actually had a quorum the first time around (40 warm bodies plus maybe a dozen proxies), thanks to a concerted effort by a few dedicated neighbors to contact people and urge them to show up.

Not sure I want to try to summarize all the often-vigorous discussions that took place, but there were two main themes: (1.) Our board of directors discovered (again thanks to the efforts of a concerned neighbor) that they actually have very little power to force things on their neighbors; and (2.) The community decided to ignore the legal niceties and just proceed as in the past on the basis of goodwill and a general feeling of community. We passed a budget that will suffice to finish the entrance landscaping and pay the basic bills. And then everybody scooted out into the chill winter night.

I do have copies of both the final landscape plan for the entrance and a two-page summary of some legal points distributed by the president at the meeting. I will send you a copy of either or both if you are a Hallmark Woods resident; just email me at: joludwigson (at) verizon (dot) net [email link also in profile on the right].

Wonders will never cease!

John L.

[This post revised and expanded on 31 January 2009.]

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