Are Agendas Required To Be Sent Out To Ct Condo Owners For Regular Meetings?

Brian J. Woolf wants to know if his condo complex – Surry Hill II in Glastonbury – can refuse to send him agendas for regularly scheduled meetings.

Condo attorneys that I contacted say state condo laws only specifically require agendas to all unit owners for special and annual meetings, not for regular meetings which are normally the same day each month.

However, Woolf, an attorney, is entitled to a copy of the meeting packet (which normally includes an agenda) that board members receive at regular meetings. He needs to request the packet each month.

The following are the relevant state statutes:

CGS 47-250(a)(3 requires that an association notify unit owners of the time, date, and place of each annual and special meeting of unit owners not fewer than ten days or more than sixty days before the meeting date. The notice of any meeting must state the time, date, and place of the meeting and the items on the agenda, including (A) a statement of the general nature of any proposed amendment to the declaration or bylaws, (B) any budget changes, and (C) any proposal to remove an officer or member of the executive board (emphasis added).

CGS 47-250(b)(5)requires that unless an executive board meeting is included in a schedule given to the unit owners or the meeting is called to deal with an emergency, the secretary or other officer specified in the bylaws must give notice of each executive board meeting to each board member and to the unit owners. The notice must be given at least five days before the meeting and must state the time, date, place and agenda of the meeting, except that a ten day notice and additional requirements apply for meetings called to adopt, amend or repeal a rule(see CGS 47-261b(a)).(Emphasis added.)

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12 Responses to Are Agendas Required To Be Sent Out To Ct Condo Owners For Regular Meetings?

  1. Paul of Plainville says:

    Can I request to inspect Bank statements along with cancelled checks paid by the management company to contractors if I am an Owner and not a Board member?

  2. Diz says:

    Will someone please be so kind as to inform me where it states I have to request a board packet every month.
    47-250(6) If any materials are distributed to the executive board before the meeting, the executive board at the same time shall make copies of those materials reasonably available to unit owners, except that the board need not make available copies of unapproved minutes or materials that are to be considered in executive session.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would like to see a law passed to see agendas distributed for regular meetings as they are for special and annual meetings.

  4. SANDY E. M. says:

    THE BOARD IS VERY SECRETIVE IN THEIR MEETINGS. WE SHOULD BE AWARE OF THEM EACH TIME THEY MEET UNLESS IT IS A TRUE EMERGENCY

  5. Linda Palermo says:

    In the Stonybook garden Cooperative Inc, Agenda for the Oct meeting in the open session, they failed to publish that Budget for 2013 was up for discusssion YET IS WAS LISTED FOR DISCUSSION IN THE EXECUTIVE SESSION. ALTHOUGH IT WAS NOTICED A VOTE WOULD TAKE PLACE ON NOVEMBER 18, THE MEMBERSHIP RECEIVED NO EXPLAINTAIN REGARDING THE BUDGET. THE COMMON INTEREST ACT AS AMENDER IS BEING CONSTANTLY VIOLATED. I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT WITH ALL THE WORK CC0C AND ITS MEMBER HAVE DONE TO HAVE LEGISLATION PAST, TO MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR MEMBERS, THE SAGA MARCHES ON.

  6. Further Condo Law Reform Needed says:

    I agree with another unit owner here and would like to see a law passed to see agendas distributed for regular meetings as they are for special and annual meetings.

    I would take urge that a new law go one step further and suggest that topics to be discussed be published on the regular meeting agenda so unit owners can decide if they want to attend and provide input on items before the board votes on a matter.

    Such law should also mandate that the associaton send notices by email to unit owners who have email access.

    Separately, what were the suggestions made by CCOC members regarding 2013 legislative priorities and which items did the CCOC board adopt?

  7. Carolyn says:

    My Condo association utilizes Memos, Policies and Notices in addition to existing By-Laws and Rules. My primary residence is in Virginia and this condo is my second home, therefore I am not physically there consistently. However, my mother lives there. And she has found Memos/Notices out side the door. I do not physically receive them until I travel there which may not be for months at a time. I’m not sure how owners who live in Florida part of the year deal with this. I pointed this out at the recent Board Meeting as I have had on-going (lack of communications) issues. My question is, can I require my condo Board of Directors and/or Management Company to mail/email these memos/notices to my primary residence?

  8. Diz says:

    The question I have is do owners who want a copy of the board packet have to pay for it?. The cost to produce the BOD packet is a common expense, therfore the board gets it for free.

  9. janet says:

    2010 statutes read that any packet given to the Board at a Board meeting is aldso to be made available to any unit owner at the time of the meeting,minus any peronal/confidential info pertaining to individual. However,at my assoc.last few meetings we asked for copies,but this was never followed through on by the board nor the management co. We even opted for them toi make just one copy to be posted in a central area lind trust in their deciof each of our 3 bldgs.andthat was never done either.Some boards want you to just have blind trust rather than do their duty to the unit owner.

    • Jan Russo says:

      As a unit owner aren’t I entitled to meeting minutes and addendum’s to bylaws? I have never received any or have been directed to where they are publically placed(web site /community board) I have been repeatedly asking for copies. Iam now told I must pay for them I would understand if I was requesting 2nd or 3rd copies but when you never get the initial is it legal to charge you 80 per hour plus 1.50 per page? I thought they had to send minute meetings or post for all to see free of charge. thank you

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