Q: My condominium association recently voted on proposed amendments to our documents. The amendments did not pass and now the board is stating they plan on scheduling a new vote on the amendments again. Can they do this? Doesn’t the Association have to wait some period of time before there is a new vote on failed amendments? (N.G., via e-mail)
A great concern of any association board or manager is responding to a fire. While not often the first thing on a board member’s mind; once it happens, all focus turns to how the association can help to reduce risk. The occurrence of a fire is not a matter of if, but rather when. No association ever wants to see their residents at risk due to a life-altering event. But isn’t that the fire department’s issue? Aren’t they responsible for fighting the fire? Of course, the answer is a clear “yes.” However, there is an insidious issue that has, at times, prevented fire departments from doing their job: inoperable fire hydrants.