Thank you to the board for restoring a discussion forum!! 😀
I wanted to quickly share my read of some the proposed changes to the bylaws. Specifically, concerns that result in a very small number of voting households making changes for the HOA.
We recently (01/23) modified the HOA bylaws to reduce the quorum requirements from 40% to 20%. It's now proposed that we change the approval requirement from two thirds to a simple majority*. We have 107 homes in the subdivision so a quorum is now 22 members. This means a simple majority would result in 12 members making substantive changes to how the HOA works.
While I appreciate the intent being to drive more involvement, my view is the strategy only serves to concentrate the voting power with a potentially vocal minority. This is very low barrier for changes. The results could be bylaws, fees, or assessments that circumvent the interests of, and are not supported by, the majority of residents.
I can't support this without changes to the proposed language.
* This is proposed in ARTICLE XII. ASSESSMENTS Section 1 and ARTICLE XIII. AMENDMENTS