Monday, April 10, 2017
URGENT NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS:
I have received an additional bylaw suggestion from a resident which gave me a wonderful idea. Any bylaw change you would like to see, please put it under COMMENTS below this notice and I will include it with my list of suggestion changes. If you would like credit for your suggestion, please include your name. If not, just sign anonymous.
Thank you for your help.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
UCO’S PROPOSED BYLAW CHANGES WILL HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON YOUR PEACE OF MIND.
Under The administration of David Israel, the UCO bylaws will be changed to keep the power in the hands of a few rather than the majority. A few examples of excessive power by the presidents are:
The following has been eliminated:
A DELEGATE OR SEATED ALTERNATE DELEGATE MAY BE REMOVED OR SUSPENDED FROM PARTICIPATION AT ANY GIVEN MEETING BY A VOTE OF TWO THIRDS (2/3 OF THE DELEGATES PRESENT.
This change now means that David Israel or any President will have the power to remove anyone from any meeting for no apparent reason – simply because he may not like them.
Another example is the Board of Directors (which means YOU) will lose the power to hire all personal and third party managements, maintenance, repair, and operation on the property. Under the new bylaw change, the Board will only have the power to APPROVE, not hire.
There are many more bylaw changes being considered that will NOT benefit the residents. At this time, I would like to add my two cents and give you some of my Bylaw suggestions, which I feel will benefit the residents and maintain a balanced rule.
OLGA’S BYLAW SUGGESTIONS
- One vote in UCO elections for all resident unit owners. One vote per unit.
- No President or officer shall use their personal website for any UCO business.
- Establish a UCO website for informational purpose only.
- 2 – 2-year term limits for all UCO officers and executive board members.
- No President, or officer of UCO shall sign any contract, budgeted or not over $1,000 without delegate approval.
- In the event of an emergency, a special meeting of the delegates may be called with notices in the clubhouse, website and channel 63 and 95. If a quorum is not present, the majority vote prevails.
- Officers shall not vote on more than two committees. All committees shall be limited to two votes by any officer.
- When a president violates a bylaw and is given written notice of said violation, he must correct the violation within 7 days. If a president violates three bylaws without correcting said violation, he is subject to removal of office by a majority vote of the delegate assembly.
- No resident of Century Village shall be a paid employee of UCO.
- A forum shall be held each year for all candidates running in the UCO election.
- The chair of a committee shall be the sole person authorized to remove a member of his/her committee.
- A sitting President shall not have the authority to arbitrarily remove the chair of any committee without just cause.
- The UCO Reporter, shall be available to all residents within the guidelines of a professional news organization. It shall contain an op-ed column.
14. The Century Village Blog, channel 63 and 95 shall be available to all residents within the guidelines of established rules.
15. Information submitted by various clubs shall be made available to the residents at each delegate assembly.
16. The position of ombudsman shall be restored
17. All committee meetings shall be videotaped or recorded.
18. All committee members and their votes on any issue shall be published in the UCO Reporter.
19, The bid committee shall be included in the list of UCO committees.
20. Clarify procedures for removal of officers.
21. With the exception of emergencies, a quorum must be available for any motion to be passed when presented by the executive board.22. UCO may hold weekly staff meetings which shall be limited to the volunteer
staff and officers. Discussion shall be limited to the operation of the UCO office. Voting of any business outside the parameters of the UCO office is prohibited.