Petitioning the association is lawful activity under association's bylaws
November 2, 2009
Edgewater Isle Master Association is up to now is up to some monkey business: the Association believes it can randomly bill people for random expenses.
In August 2008, two homeowners submitted a petition, signed by 23 homeowners, to change the Edgewater Isle Master Association's bylaws which provide an unbalance of voting power to the owner of the Senior Center.
The Master Association followed its normal pattern of stalwart obfuscation and delayed for 7 1/2 months (yes, seven and one-half months) after receiving the petition. While the proposition received a majority of votes, a quorum was not achieved (by design of the Senior Apartments Owner) and therefore the amendment was not incorporated into the bylaws.
Now, six months after the vote was tallied, the Master Association has gone crazy and, via Patrick Guglielmoni at PML Property Management, has sent its legal bills to the homeowners who followed the Association's bylaws and submitted a petition for a special meeting to modify the bylaws. Those same bylaws do not provide for charging any homeowner any expenses for this process. But the Edgewater Isle Master Association is not deterred by its own rules.
Of course, the homeowners dispute these charges. Upon calling and leaving messages for Patrick Guglielmoni which were not returned by Mr. Guglielmoni, a homeowner went to PML Property Management to deliver the letter personally.
The homeowner has demanded:
- copies of meeting minutes for the previous 12 months
- copies of email between board members regarding this issue
- those documents to delivered back to homeowner by November 12, 2009
Should PML or Edgewater Isle Master Association claim to have "not received" a homeowner's letter disputing these charges, let us refresh their memory. The tracking number from the USPS should also provide a little help.