We’ve had some ugly annual meetings in the past. I thought all the angry shouters had moved out or moved on. I never understood why Marty allowed that to happen year after year. The board president is responsible for keeping order and providing a forum for unit owners to have a civil discussion about their investments. Anyone unable to behave themselves can be escorted out of the meeting until they cool down while the adults discuss their concerns.
We found out this year he is now our shouter-in-chief. That is something people who have things to hide do. Maybe he will apologize for his performance and let unit owners know they can voice their concerns without fear he will try to menace them for stating facts.
Or maybe Marty cut me off for a reason. He knew what I was going to say next. I raised this with his board after the lawsuit I filed was settled, based on the advice of my lawyers.
My main concern with my investment in our building is the checks signed by Lori in violation of the by-laws. Both of the lawyers I had to hire to protect me and my wife from her legal threats, that she used the building treasury to fund, told me the same thing: she is liable to pay back to unit owners every check she authorized that was not approved at a board meeting. As my fellow board member, Peter Horowitz at the time said, “Lori thinks she owns the building.” I saw first-hand how she caused financial damage to our investments while serving on boards with her and Peter.
The building Treasurer is required to keep full and accurate financial records. That has not been happening in our building. It is time to provide unit owners with a record of the money that has been spent from our treasury that was not documented in meeting minutes. If it was just $10,000 then Lori can get off with a slap on the wrist. If it was $100,000, or more, unit owners should get a report on exactly how much was illegally spent.
There is a reason Lori has been running year after year. Who is the board treasurer this year? Desperate people do desperate things. Thank goodness we live in a country governed by the rule of law where people who think they are above the law can be held accountable.