Houston HOA Board Meetings
It is just a few days away. Starting January 1st, 2012 the laws change for HOA board meetings across the State of Texas. Your Houston HOA management company may have discussed these major changes with your Houston homeowners association. Some of the important things to remember are:
1. Notice of HOA Board Meetings.
Homeowners associations must provide notice of its regular and special board meetings to all owners. The notice must contain the date, hour, place and general subject of the meeting. It must also generally list the matters planned to be discussed in executive session. The required notice may be provided in one of three ways:
a. Notice must be sent no later than 10 days and no sooner than 60 days prior to the date of the meeting –OR–
b. Posting the notice in a conspicuous place designed to provide notice to the owners, either on association common area or other property in the subdivision with permission. This notice must be posted 72 hours before the meeting time and notice must also be e-mailed to all o owner who have registered their e-mail address with the association for the purpose of receiving the notice —OR
c. Posting the notice on an internet website maintained by the association and e-mailing it to all owners who have registered their e-mail address with the association for the purpose of receiving the notice.
Your Houston HOA management company should have resources available to help you comply with this new law. For instance, your Houston HOA management company should be able to provide your Houston HOA with a community website to post notices for board meetings.
In addition, your Houston HOA management company may have an e-mail system that allows owners to electronically register their e-mail address for any future notices from your Houston property owners association. Remember, this change becomes effective January 1st so make sure your Houston HOA board of directors is aware of this law
and ready to comply.