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If there was a decision to allow for an increase in your dues, then there should have been a board resolution approving it or a board vote or a member vote. See if there is one. Also, there should be minutes of the meeting. See if you can get a copy because they may provide evidence of the discussion to remove the dues. Further, there could be minutes pertaining to the decision to send the letter. Further, if you received a letter, then surely other members have to receive one also. See if you can get a copy. In any event, if you recall who signed the letter that would be helpful. Also, look at the rules and regulations on how to dispute a decision of the HOA
, or how to be heard and follow them.
Finally, here is some dialogue from the AG site regarding rights you have:
Rights of Homeowners
Access to Documents. Minnesota law requires an association to keep adequate records relating to its operation and make such records reasonably available for inspection by any unit owner or the unit owner’s agent. Minn. Stat. § 515B.3-118. Such records include, but are not limited to, records of the association’s membership, unit owners meetings, board of directors meetings and committee meetings, certain financial records, association agreements and certain correspondence. The access requirement does not apply, however, to information that was the basis for a closed board meeting under MCIOA. Additional document access provisions may also be found in the particular statute under which the association was formed. The Minnesota Nonprofit Corporation Act, for example, grants access for members and directors to certain documents and provides a claim for injunctive and other relief for anyone wrongfully denied access. Keep in mind that you may be required to pay copy fees if you wish to copy any documents.
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