Condominium Trust: Unit Owners
Petition for the Removal of the Doverbrook Board of Trustees
We, representing ourselves as a
non-binding and temporary coalition of concerned Unit Owners
and former Doverbrook Board of Trustees, hereby submit our names to this
petition for the
purpose of causing the termination and removal of the Doverbrook Board
of Trustees with or
without cause as defined by the Doverbrook Bylaws, Section 3.4
Resignation and Removal, for
conduct which seriously and irreversibly violates acceptable community
standards for elected
trustees as held by the signers of this petition.
The Unit Owners request the termination and removal of the Board of
Trustees as the first step to
restoring the rule of law in a Doverbrook Board of Trustees that has
been marked by abuse of
power and self dealing.
Whereas we, as Unit Owners of Doverbrook, hold the elected Board of
Trustees to the highest
standards of conduct, and we obviously do not make this request lightly,
and do so only after
research and deliberation.
We request this action for the following reasons:
1. Failure to enforce the Massachusetts Condominium 183A Laws and
Specifically, the Board of Trustees has allowed the structural integrity
of a unit to be
changed. Architectural modifications have been made which violates the
Massachusetts Condominium 183A Laws and/or the Doverbrook Bylaws.
2. Failure of fiduciary responsibility to effectively manage the
and Trust Funds.
Budget considerations have not allowed to be reviewed, and spending has
in condo fee increases. The Board of Trustees has not kept the Unit
or informed, they have conducted business in secret, and they are self
With the termination and removal of the Doverbrook Board of Trustees,
the Doverbrook Unit
Owners have a real opportunity to restore the integrity of the Board of
cannot afford Trustees who put their personal interests above the
interests of the Unit Owners.
A new Board of Trustees must represent the interests of the Unit Owners,
uphold the rule of law,
and work to undo the damage wrought by the current Board of Trustees.
The new Board of
Trustees needs to reflect two key principles: the transparency of
process, and the competence of
For these reasons we ask that you immediately return the Doverbrook
Board of Trustees to
return the rule of law, and a secure the financial leadership that
We, the undersigned, and former Doverbrook Board of Trustees; demand the
termination and removal of the Board of Trustees, dated April 10, 2008.
Petition for the
Removal of the Doverbrook Board of Trustees
The Current Board of
Trustees being considered for Termination and Removal dated April 10,
Costa Rosemary Chairperson
Lemanis, Steve Assistant Chairperson
Benns, Robert Secretary
Reynolds Lori J
Removal of the Trustees become effective upon the recording in the
Registry of a certificate of removal by three (3) Unit Owners who
certify under oath that Unit Owners holding at least fifty-one percent
(51%) of the Beneficial Interest have voted such removal.
Replacement of the current Board of Trustees would be filled by the
Election Committee holding elections within 30 days of the vacancy. An
Interim Trust comprised of three (3) Unit Owners from the previous Board
of Trustees at Doverbrook or any other Doverbrook Unit Owner, would
become Trustees. The Interim Trust would be temporary until such time as
the Election Committee completes elections to fill the vacancy.
The Three (3) Unit Owners of Doverbrook, as the Interim Trustees, are
hereby authorized to schedule and hold elections to be performed by the
Doverbrook Election Committee, for the replacement of the vacant
Doverbrook Board of Trustee offices, and perform such acts to execute
any and all functions that are deemed necessary on behalf of the Trust
Section 3.4. Resignation and Removal.
Any Trustee may resign at any time by instrument in
writing, signed and acknowledged, and such resignation shall
take effect upon the recording of such instrument in the
Registry. By vote of Unit Owners entitled to not less than
fifty-one percent (51%) of the Beneficial Interest, but subject
to the right of the Sponsor recited in Section 3.1 to
designate a majority of Trustees of its choice, any Trustee
may be removed with or without cause and the vacancy among the
Trustees caused by such removal shall be filled in the manner
above provided. Such removal shall become effective upon the
recording in the Registry of a certificate of removal signed
by a majority of the remaining Trustees in office or by three
(3) Unit Owners who certify under oath that Unit Owners holding
at least fifty-one percent (51%) of the Beneficial Interest
have voted such removal.
If you would like to sign the Petition to
Remove the Board of Trustees, click on the link below to send an email
requesting to sign the Petition.