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Kuester Management Group Outlines Key Considerations When Taking HOA Meeting Minutes
Kuester Management Group shares tips and best practices when it comes to preparing meeting minutes for the HOA.
By: Kuester Management Group
"Don't make recording minutes more complex or difficult than it needs to be," says Bryan Kuester, President of Kuester Management Group. "Having a standard template in place can be beneficial and keep things consistent. Also, remember that minutes should not be a word-for-word transcript of the entire meeting. They should focus on what items were discussed and what actions were taken."
It is also important to note that meeting minutes should remain unbiased, says Kuester. Keep notes professional and state what occurred without personal opinion interjected. Regardless of whether the secretary agrees with what was said or the decisions made, they are simply recording the events of the meeting.
Start by documenting the details of the meeting, including where and when it was held, the type of meeting, and which board members were in attendance. Once the meeting is called to order, the minutes should reflect a summary of any reports and a review of the current finances. Again, stick to the facts and figures.
"It is also essential that the minutes contain a record of any motions, votes, and discussions, as well as any decisions that were made," says Kuester. "Whether a motion was approved or denied, it should be noted, along with how each board member voted."
Kuester Management Group assists HOAs with understanding how to take effective meeting minutes as well as how to run meetings more efficiently. Learn more about the company and its services by visiting www.kuester.com.
Kuester Management Group, a division of Kuester Companies, works to protect property values and enhance the quality of life in each of its managed communities. Providing a full range of association management services, Kuester Management Group has worked to foster strong, resilient, and unified communities across North and South Carolina. The company is proud to offer on-site property managers, all zealous for building strong communities meant to stand the test of time. More information is available at www.kuester.com or @KuesterCompany.
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