Condominium Law Group Zoom Q&A - October 13, 2021

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DISCLAIMER - The discussions in this Zoom Q&A are not legal advice and cannot be used to advise any particular association with any specific question and/or circumstances. The comments in this Zoom Q&A are intended for informational purposes only.

Today's Topics:

  • WSCAI Gala & Annual Meeting - November 5.
  • Indoor and outdoor mask mandates.
  • Effective 10/25/21, King County will require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for outdoor public events with 500+ people and at indoor entertainment and recreation establishments, including bars, restaurants, gyms, etc.
  • Seattle eviction moratorium extended through January 2022. Landlords newly required to give 6 months' notice of rent increase.
  • WA eviction moratorium extended through 10/31/21. Prohibits evictions for non-payment of rent only.
  • Statewide burn ban expired 9/30/21.
  • Homeowner Assistance Fund, part of American Rescue Plan Act.
  • Discussion of proxies, absentee ballots, and directed proxies.
  • Owner use of association software, opting-in to electronic notice, how electronic notice must be sent.
  • How to handle approval of prior year's budget ratification meeting minutes.
  • Brief discussion of free speech and association authority to regulate speech.
  • What to do when your governing documents require more than the statutory minimum notice of a meeting.
  • How to handle owner/neighbor complaints after an ARC request is approved.
  • Discussion of board member code of conduct.
  • Whether a subset of the board can take action against a board member.
  • Does a ballot need to have the word "proxy" on it to be counted?
  • Can a homeowner run for office if they have "no contact" orders against them from numerous other homeowners?
  • What's the best way for an HOA to adopt SB 5011?
  • If a proxy is left blank who votes the proxy?
  • How to handle a subset of the board discussing association business outside of board meetings.