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The condo laws don't seem to specifically state the requirements for being a trustee. It says the Trust is created as an organization of unit owners. It makes no sense to me that someone without equity could make decisions for someone who has no equity in the building. This is being used to "fix" the election to have all in agreement on changes. So my thought is that if the Trust is an organization of unit owners then how could someone representing it be a non owner. Especially since the people nominating trustees must be owners only.
Each trustee, with the exception of the orginial trustees and any successor trustees designated by the sponsor shall be a unit owner or his personal designee.
PERSONS TO VOTE AS UNIT OWNERS
Owners of such unit shall determine and designate which one of the owners or other person shall be autorized and entitled to cast votes
They are allowing both the owners and their non owner girlfriends to be on the ballot which is taking up spaces of other actual owners.
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