Probably the most contentious part of the meeting was the announcement by the board of the latest request for documents from the group who have been demanding all the documents lately from the office. This time they want to scan all the envelopes of those who voted in the last board election including the signatures on the envelopes. This caused quite a stir from the attendees who did not want their signatures to be publicly available. To me this is understandable. I don’t want mine out there for everyone either. According to our association lawyers there is nothing that can be done. It is perfectly legal for them to scan them electronically. When asked what they intended to use them for they declined a specific answer. They just want them. I will drop it at that.
There was a fair amount of discussion about the questioning at the candidate forum. Many more questions were submitted than were asked due to the preset two hour time limit. Asking them all would have taken several more hours. A process is being worked out to eliminate that situation in the future. The question was also asked about the placement of the names on the ballot. It is in the order received in the office as has always been the case just as in general elections. The first petitions in are first on the ballot.
The proxy shortage was also explained. There were 15 proxies turned in undated and 17 with no signatures so 32 were invalid. Those would have made the quorum. So close yet so far.
April 30 is scheduled to be the next Candlewick clean-up day. More information to follow. Anyone leaving by the south gate can sure tell it is needed. This is a chance for all factions to pull together as one to spruce up our community.
End of part 1….Ken Dillenburg…unofficial notes