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Q. When owners attend association related meetings, should the Board take minutes for future reference?  Board meetings are usually video recorded.  I am unable to find other meeting minutes.

Q. By law, should all Board members' association related expenses be reported in writing to owners during Board meetings?  Can association rules exempt this information from the Treasurer's report?

Q. The city is requiring that we make repairs to our exterior stairwell.  The cost to replace the stairwell completely is not much more than simply making the repairs.  Our Declaration says that any expense over $5,000 for "structural alterations, additions to or improvements of the common elements (other than for the purposes of replacing or restoring portions of the common elements" requires 2/3 approval of the owners. 

Q.  This past winter was particularly damaging to the parapet walls on the roof of our building.  We are looking at a large expense to rebuild at least one of the walls.  Is any of this damage covered by our Association insurance policy?

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