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A nation under a well regulated government, should permit none to remain uninstructed. It is monarchical and aristocratical government only that requires ignorance for its support. - Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1792
PROCESS FOR ELECTING/APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Article III, Section 1 (a) (ii) of the By-Laws states: Two (2) Voting Members elected by ballot at the Members, Annual Meeting (as defined in SECTION 1(a) of ARTICLE VI of these By-laws), each of whom shall serve for a term of one (1) year or until his or her successor is elected in the same manner and such successor shall have accepted office;
At the end of the year, usually in December, a meeting of the members is held. All members are invited to this meeting regardless of whether or not they still live in Radburn. It is worth noting, however, that the attorney for the Association is also invited to this meeting and he is neither a member nor a resident. Aside from the attorney and the Association Manager, no other employees of the the Association are invited to this meeting.
During this meeting, a "nomination committee", usually appointed by the previous year's president of the Board, will announce two names to be considered by the voting members to serve a one-year term as a Trustee. These nominees are supposed to be elected by ballot, but unless there are additional nominations from the floor by other members that are present at the meeting, the two members who were nominated by the committee will become Trustees for the next calendar year.
At the end of the discussion period, each Trustee then ranks all of the candidates in order of preference from 1 to N (N being the number of candidates being considered.) The "ballots" are then folded and given to the Manager to tally the results on the blackboard. The four candidates with the lowest score (i.e. highest ranking) are then placed on the official ballot that will be mailed to residents, who will have the opportunity to vote. The reason why four candidates are chosen is because that is the minimum requirement as set forth in the Radburn Association By-Laws. It is up to the sitting Trustees to decide if they would like to increase the amount of candidates to be included on the ballot. Residents that get elected will serve a three-year term and will automatically become a "member" of the Association.
The nomination process to be considered for election to the Board of Trustees has been a contentious issue for many years.The nomination of candidates is controlled by the nine current Trustees in a closed work session. During this work session each Trustee is asked if they would like to nominate a current resident for consideration, or if anyone has received notification from any resident who is interested in running. The Trustees then discuss each individual to learn more about their background, occupation, skill sets, location of residence, familial status (i.e. school aged children, grown children, retired, etc.)
PROCESS FOR NOMINATING RESIDENTS FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES