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He "supervises" an employee that has a criminal history with prior prison term. However, his form of "supervision" is a "trust relationship" where he takes this maintenance worker's word that work is being done. I was on the board and expressed my concerns (on behalf of numerous community members) at our monthly meetings. The property manager allowed him to solicit proxies from home owners to have me removed while on the clock for nearly 2 weeks. Long story short, I was removed but after this other board members began to look into allegations and found there was substantial evidence to show he had not been doing work as he was reporting. Since this time, the President has been ousted by the others and new members are appointed to support his 'side'. Now a new election is about to begin and once again 2 of the 3 people running are owners that have also witnessed his lack of work performance and so this threatens his job security. I am attempting to advise the board that it would be a conflict of interest if he is again allowed to solicit votes to sway this election. Especially if he is getting paid using my condo fees towards his salary. They now claim he can assist in canvassing for his candidates as long as he's not on the clock. He is not a home owner but is a renter in our community. There is also a long history of other allegations by him.
The property manager has customarily sat with the board during all meetings. The current board has been approached by the community and several board members to question the problems . But the property manager, in closed sessions, convinces the board there is no wrongdoing and they continue to support his contract. Most recently, they ousted the President of the board from his office as he was beginning to "see" on the side of the community members. The current board holds the majority vote but the upcoming election could turn the vote to remove the property management company. The board, with his (prop manager) input, allowed the maintenance man to go door-to-door with a proxy vote to have home owners sign, while I was out of the country. He was paid his hourly wage and allowed to perform this task for over a week during his normal working hours. The maintenance man resides in one of the units but is a renter and not an owner. After all of this and still continued allegations, a board member decided to walk the grounds with myself and another board member to observe if my allegations were true. He documented over 13 pages of work that should have been completed but had not. His findings indicated there was indeed, truth to the allegations. But once again in special closed session, the property manager convinced the current board to extend the time for his worker to complete and refused to view the findings as evidence. As a result, the worker not only went nearly a year without doing assigned work, but was given additional help at OUR expense to "catch" him up.
Thank you for your help. This has been a long , long process of watching this maintenance man get paid monies that he does not deserve. I have fought at every turn but wasn't certain I had a legal defense. I think its time for a lawsuit...
Again thank you, you answered my questions well. And made my decision easier. There are still SO many extenuating circumstances that its a difficult situation to attempt to explain to anyone not involved. Even the Maintenance man's personal attorney is the prosecuting attorney for the city we live in, so our options to appeal to law enforment was useless for fear he would know our actions. I appreciate your response, I needed to hear I have some sort of reprieve...
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