Built in 1969, Harbour Pointe of Miami Condo is a 182 unit condominium located near to Miami Shores/Biscayne Park submarket in Miami, Florida.
Offices of the Board of Directors and their Duties
The officers of the board of directors are generally president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and member at large.
- President - The president of the Board presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors. The president is ultimatly responsible to see that orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried out. The president generally signs all contracts and other written instruments and co-signs all checks and promissory notes.
- Vice-President - The vice-president acts in the place and stead of the president in the event of his absence and exercises other duties as may be required of him by the Board.
- Secretary - The secretary record the votes and keeps the minutes of all meetings and proceedings of the Board and of the Members. The secretary also signs all contracts and other instruments executed in the name of or on behalf of the association. The secretary is keeper of the corporate seal of the Association and affix it on all papers requiring the seal. The secretary also serves or causes to be served, notice of meetings of the Board and of the Members; keeps appropriate current records showing the Members of the Association together with their address, and performs other duties as required by the Board.
- Treasurer - The treasurer receives and deposits in appropriate bank accounts all monies of the Association and disburses such funds as directed by resolution of the Board of Directors. The treasurer signs all checks of the association; is keeper of the books of account; cause an annual audit of the Association books to be made by a public accountant at the completion of each fiscal year; and prepares an annual budget and a statement of income and expenditures to be presented to the membership in compliance with the civil code, and delivers a copy of each to the Members.
- Member at Large - The member at large is the fifth member of the Board of Directors and is a voting member of the board. The member at large fulfills duties as assigned by the President or by the board.
Being a volunteer member of an HOA board of directors does come with duties and responsibilities. The associations C.C.and R.'s (covenants, conditions and restrictions) and Bylaws set forth the general powers and duties of the Board and the specific limitations upon the Board's powers. The Board of Directors of an HOA generally have the power to adopt and publish "Rules and Regulations" to protect the interests of the homeowners. Each individual board position comes with certain duties and responsibilities.
We make every effort to provide the most accurate information on every homeowners association. If you find incorrect hoa info, or would like to add amenities or add your HOA to our database, we would appreciate your input. Our goal is to make this site the most valuable resource on each hoa community!
Reasons to Become a Board Member
As a homeowner, you have a big stake in the safety and cleanliness of your neighborhood. Perhaps you own a home or condo that’s part of a community that shares common amenities, such as tennis courts, playground, community pool and spa, clubhouse, private roads, sidewalks, utilities and more. How can you ensure that your HOA community will be properly maintained and taken care of? One of the best ways is to become a volunteer board member with your homeowner’s association. HOA committee positions are made up of volunteers however, the satisfaction of knowing your community is being well taken care of gives board members a sense of accomplishment.
- You have a vested interest in your property. One of the top priorities of every homeowner is to protect the value of his or her home. Being involved with an HOA will put you in a better position to make and implement rules in your HOA neighborhood. Some of these regulations will directly affect property value, especially if they require decisions about the association’s budget, reserve fund and routine maintenance.
- Correct problems. If you are noticing problems in your community, such as lack of maintenance or maybe there’s a problem with unruly neighbors, then you have the opportunity to take charge and help to correct those issues by being a part of the board.
- Meet more of your expectations. Did you have certain expectations when you bought your home or condo in the community? Are your expectations being met? By serving on an HOA board, you can achieve your expectations of a more perfect community much sooner by working with your neighbors.
- Gain a better understanding of the by-laws. Volunteering as a board member will make you well-versed in the HOA by-laws, rules and regulations related to your association. It will also give you a good grasp of operating finances and budgeting.
- Have fun experiences. Taking on some of your association’s tasks does not have to be boring. It can be fun, especially when you get to socialize, work with your neighbors and come up with creative ideas on how to make your community run better. Many HOA communities hold get togethers for their residents allowing the community to become more social.
- Give back to the community. One way to give back to your neighbors and community is to serve on your homeowners association’s board, which allows you the opportunity to make good decisions that will have a positive impact on all residents.
- Meet your neighbors. An HOA meeting is the best place to meet your neighbors and to get to know more about them. It gives you a chance to socialize and make friends with others living in your community.