When you own your home, whether it is a house, duplex or condominium unit, you need to maintain it, hopefully in a planned and cost-effective way. So one of the key responsibilities of condominium owners is to participate in the management of their shared property that they own together.
Have you had a turn on the Board yet?
The overall responsibility for managing the property and finances of your condominium building lies with your elected volunteer Board, and even though we have contracted with a professional management company that takes on much of the day-to-day work, the Board needs to provide direction, set policy, plan for the future and ensure accountability.
New to condo living and condo Board duties?
Fortunately we have experienced people currently serving on our Board who are willing to help you learn the ropes, and as members of the Canadian Condominium Institute we have access to excellent resources and training opportunities.
How much time and effort is required to be a condo Board member?
When you are elected to our volunteer condo Board (elections occur at our Annual General Meeting), your term commitment is 2 years. The Board meets usually once a month (over Zoom at the moment), in the early evening for 1 to 2 hours. In between meetings, depending on the role you take on, there may be some things to attend to as your own timetable permits.
What skills could you contribute?
Our condo Board is a team. No one person needs to be able to do everything. Would you be interested in producing a monthly electronic newsletter to help keep people informed? Are you experienced at reading and analyzing financial statements? Do you have a particular interest in aesthetics and/or maintenance issues?
Please consider doing your part to contribute to the management of our shared property that we own together! You can inform us of your willingness to consider serving by writing to the Board via Box 41 or email to HPM. We will follow up with you to discuss options and answer any questions you may have.