The eboard of my 16 unit, self-managed co-op has recently posted a vote via email. It has given 4 days for shareholders to vote on a wholly discretionary spending motion (landscaping) which would require a one time assessment. The motion will be considered passed if a majority within quorum are aye's.
This is the first time our co-op has voted on an significant matter via email. There are no rules on how a motion by email is to be conducted. We did have an email vote in the past, but a majority of outstanding shares was required for the vote to pass, rather than a majority of quorum (the eboard didn't want that one to pass, but they do want this one to pass).
The eboard has transmitted the vote via blind carbon copy. I cannot see who recieved emails, I am not able to engage in discussion with my fellow shareholders, I am not aware of any issues they may have raised and they are not aware of my objections,. I cannot see who voted or how they voted.
Little information has been given to the shareholders. No information on what will be planted, replacement costs, et cetera, nor has an alternative been given. This is very different than what we have done in the past wherein information and alternatives have always been provided.
I have raised my objections with the eboard and they have been ignored. What recourse do I have here?
Thank you for any help you can give on this.
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