A resolution is a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent voted by the board of directors. It is the same as a motion except more formal and uses "Whereas" and "Resolved." Resolutions are useful in that boards include the rationale for their actions. Following is an example:
WHEREAS, section ____ of the CC&Rs gives the Board of Directors the powers and duties necessary to conduct the affairs of the Association and to make such rules and regulations as the Directors deem in the best interests of the Association; and
WHEREAS, for the health, safety, welfare, and comfort and convenience of all residents, the Board wishes to establish rules enforcement policies and procedures so that it may fairly and consistently enforce the governing documents; and
WHEREAS, the Board distributed a copy of the proposed policies and procedures to the membership pursuant to Civil Code § 4360; and
WHEREAS, no changes were made to the proposed rules;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the following rules enforcement policies are adopted by the Board effective _______ and that notice of their adoption shall be given to the membership within 15 days of today's date.
<add enforcement policy being adopted>
Formal resolutions are not required by statute--simple motions are sufficient. See sample minutes with motions.
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