When the board is to meet to consider or impose discipline upon a member, or to impose a monetary charge as a means of reimbursing the association for costs incurred by the association in the repair of damage to common area and facilities caused by a member or the member’s guest or tenant, the board shall notify the member in writing, by either personal delivery or individual delivery per Section 4040, at least 10 days prior to the meeting. (Civ. Code §5855.)
NOTE: Boards should check their governing documents to see if a longer notice period is required. If so, the longer period should be followed until such time as the documents are amended to comply with the 10-day standard. The notification shall contain, at a minimum, the following:
- The date, time, and place of the meeting,
- The nature of the alleged violation for which a member may be disciplined or the nature of the damage to the common area and facilities for which a monetary charge may be imposed, and
- A statement that the member has a right to attend and may address the board at the meeting.
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