The 8 person hoa is being responsible for maintenance repair without authorization of all the 7 other owners which we all agreed that a vote needed to be taken if the cost was NOT an emergency. They replaced the sewer pipe and charged the hoa. In our by laws it states that if there is anything more than $750.00 that a meeting should occur. The bill was $8,000.00. We, the other 6 owners don't feel we should pay thru our hoa dues funds. It was Not an emergency. I know I have a case and not pay my part of dues which equal 4 months of dues @ $250.00 a month. This was an unwarranted repair since it wasn't a break. Do I have a strong case not to pay future dues for 4 months.
So, each owner is on the board of directors? If so, that would be odd for any number of reasons. (Not the least being that 8 members assure there may be deadlocks on matters.) It is additionally odd for a President of the HOA to authorize repairs when that is the duty of the board. The final oddity is the claim that owners must directly approve expenditures when, normally, that is left to the board. As I noted earlier, I guess you could each be members of the board but your post does not state a single thing about a board of directors. Now, your HOA could have such odd governing documents but that would be unusual and not remotely common.
The only way an attorney in the world can determine your rights is through review of the CC&R, the other governing documents, and the minutes. Hire an attorney to do that. That or learn Colorado law governing common interest communities and nonprofit associations.
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