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  • #37090
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    I put in a Motion for the upcoming AGM to get a collective bunch of things done to help present the property’s street appeal. Obviously, the current committee didn’t think it was necessary but seem recently inspired since receiving the Motion and have done a few of the items and plan to spend more on plants and who knows what else. I feel as though they are intentionally trying to make them self look proactive before the AGM and probably trying to undermine the success of my Motion (based on past experience). Things done now will be without co-ordination and usually done in an over-priced, poor value manner. Any suggestions on how I may respond, if at all, would be appreciated. Cheers, C.

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    Lady Penelope
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    Flametree – It is good that the Committee have listened to your concerns and are acting on some of them.

    From memory you are in QLD – is that correct?

    If you want something done in a particular way then it would probably be wise for you to independently obtain the quotes to undertake the work that you want and submit a Motion including the quote(s) for inclusion at the next general meeting. This will by-pass the Committee and its ‘negativity’. All of the owners in the body corp can then decide.

    If you want landscaping done in a planned way then seek a quote from a landscaper(s) who will formulate a landscape plan that you then submit to the body corporate in a Motion. The plan could be implemented in a phased way if that is what is required and approved.

    Each separate issue will require its own Motion.

    If the Major Spending Limit for your scheme is set at $10,000.00 (which most in QLD are, unless this has be increased at a general meeting) and the cost of the works is greater than $10,000 (inclusive of GST) then you will need to obtain 2 quotes for your Motion(s).

    This doesn’t guarantee that your ideas will be approved however as the lot owners may not resolve to undertake the work, regardless of your efforts.

     

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    Hi, maybe I didn’t make it quite clear. I put in a thorough Motion a few weeks back for the upcoming AGM, fully detailed and quoted, with additional information and photos. The Motion is clear and legit. I’m pretty sure the snarky members who like to play games on these things, rather than respecting the Motion and waiting for it’s AGM outcome are trying to undermine it. My response, if at all to that, to that is what I’m wondering about.

     

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    Lady Penelope
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    It seems that you have done what is required.

    Has the AGM Agenda been sent out yet?

    I am guessing that the AGM Agenda includes your Motions?

    If I was in your shoes I would wait it out and see what happens at the AGM.

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    My Motion is in the works for inclusion. It specifies and prices each part of the group set.

    My concern is that some committee members are way too reactionary only, so reading my motion which hasn’t been sent out yet they do some of the things in a half done inadequate fashion, when owners see the site is not then found as described in my Motion they may think I’m making stuff up or enough has since been done so therefor not vote yes to allow the Motion to pass which aims to get it done in full as described at the right price and properly done.

    Another here said at least i have forced some action on something obviously needing doing so to advise owners just prior to the agm on any changes that may no longer being required and note the Motion still stand but we obviously wont spend money no longer requiring spending.

    I’m annoyed the committee is showing usual contempt for the few owners who desire proactivity or question their wonky judgements. Cheers.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Jimmy-T.
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    You are assuming that the committee is doing work so they can dismiss your motion … that will only be proven or otherwise when you have the meeting.

    However, you could go to a meeting with an amendment to your motion that any work that has already commenced be carried out to adequate standards, and other works not commenced be done as per your motion.

    Second-guessing their motivations and actions will make it look like you are the problem, not them.

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    Lady Penelope
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    Further to JT’s suggestion about amending your Motion at the General Meeting … the Department of Justice and Attorney General’s Office have a doc that may be helpful.

    If you do an online search for the following information you can then download the PDF.

    Office of the Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management
    Online Training
    Unit 2 – General meetings
    Topic 05 – Amending motions and use of proxies

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    Thanks both, worth knowing.

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