President’s Report (and Special Request)

As noted above, we have a new law firm.  At our last meeting, the Board voted unanimously to retain and transition to the firm of Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn P.C., which has its main offices in Fairfax and Richmond, with other locations throughout the state.  Besides being focused exclusively on serving community associations, the firm offers a series of annual seminars for its clients and an efficient and cost-effective arrangement for handling requests for legal advice on simpler, day-to-day issues.

As our first project for Chadwick Washington, the Board also voted to have the firm advise us on the number of directors we should have and their term of office, and, if appropriate, to amend our governing documents with respect to those items.  Given that our governing documents are now 32, 29 and 17 years old, respectively, the Board also anticipates a vote on tasking the firm to undertake a broader update of them, which is one of the special areas of competence of our designated principal attorney there, Allen B. Warren.

Special Request:  While we’re talking about our governing documents, we’ve recently discovered that no one on the Board, or at NRP, has a signed copy of our Bylaws, last updated in 2001.  If any of you longer-term owners happen to have a fully executed copy of the Bylaws, please let one of us know so that we can make arrangements to copy it for the Board and return your copy to you.  You can contact me at wzmphoa@gmail.com or any one of the other directors at the emails listed below.