Q: I keep seeing the term “quorum” in the materials for my condominium association’s annual meeting. Can you explain what a quorum is? L.B. A: Quorum refers to the number of voting interests that must be present at a members’ meeting, either in person or by proxy, in order for business to be conducted. Although a few associations have “weighted voting” (based on unit square footage), the vast majority of condominium documents allocate one voting interest per unit.
Q: Our condominium documents require owners to maintain windows. The board wants to encourage (or even force) owners to install impact glass. Can the board dictate the type of new windows that have to be installed? Also, why does the law require the board to adopt “hurricane shutter specifications” when the modern trend is impact glass? Can’t the board just ban shutters and require impact glass? R.W.
Q: What must be done with a condominium association’s operating surplus at the end of the year? Is it true that it must be returned to the owners in the form of payment or a credit to next year’s budget or assessment? J.S. A: Condominium associations levy assessments against the unit owners for their individual share of funds required to pay for "common expenses.
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