Looking for a Few good people
The board is looking for a few volunteers. This year the association has 3 open board positions. Only one homeowner has stepped forward to be on the board.
While a few homeowners have attended the last two meetings. We are looking for more homeowners to take a more active role on the board. While the board can continue with only three members all votes must be unanimous in order to be approved. One dissenting vote and the work cannot move forward.
What happens if the board falls below 3 members?
If the board falls below 3 members, the association is effectively dissolved. According to section 5.08 of the Declaration.
A Brief History
The Darien Club Owners Association was incorporated on April 23rd, 1990. It was managed by the developer until 1996 at which time it was turned over to the homeowners. At the time the board was made up of 7 board members.
Around 2005, the board was consistently struggling year over year to fill all seven seats. In 2009 it was voted to reduce the board to 5 seats and everyone agreed to spend the money on legal fees to update the By-Laws to reduce the board to only 5 seats.
Here we are in 2019, just 10 years later – and we are now struggling to fill seats on the board with only 5 members. The current outgoing board members have served on the board for 2, 10 and 15 years. It’s time for others to step in. Recent outgoing members served on the board for 14 and 16 years respectively.
The annual meeting is scheduled at 7:00 PM on Nov 12th, 2019 at the Darien Park District. Please consider volunteering for the board. While the time has passed to put your name on the ballot, you can write your name in to volunteer.
The roles and responsibilities of the board member varies. Each member provides and unique perspective. This association is only successful if homeowners continue to play an active role in maintaining the common areas, and overseeing the regular care and feeding of all common areas.
The board receives guidance from the contracted management company on all homeowner communication, legal issues as well as provides recommendations for on going contracts for maintenance and repairs. The board meets 4 to 5 times per year with much of the research taking place outside of regular meetings to allow board members to work on things that do not require a vote.
Please consider volunteering for the Board. It is a two year commitment.