We will be doing a few Op/eds this week on Motion 15 E “ Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct For The Board of Directors”. First we have to ask, WHY DO WE NEED A CODE OF ETHICS? CAN’T WE EVEN TRUST OUR BOARD TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND HONORABLE FOR US. ARE BOARD MEMBERS NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR BY-LAWS AND THE BOARD PLEDGE? IS THIS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF PAST UNETHICAL CONDUCT?
We are wondering who wrote this Code? If it’s an attorney, then fellow property owners we have problems because of the way this pledge is word smithed. Or, assuming that it wasn’t written by an attorney then has this Code been reviewed by Legal Counsel, approved by Legal Counsel and if so, what is the name or names of the Lawyer/Lawyers who reviewed and approved? And just how much did we spend having it reviewed?
We will start with Number 2 of the code. “Personal Interests and Self-Dealing” It’s very puzzling and can be viewed as being deceptive, it is a conundrum.
2. Personal Interests and Self-Dealing. No Director may make decisions that materially benefit themselves, their relatives, or any other particular individual at the expense of the TLPOA. Benefits include money, privileges, special benefits, gifts or other items of value. “Relatives” include a person’s spouse, parents, siblings, children, mother and father-in-law, sons and daughters-in-law, brothers and sisters- in-law, anyone who shares the person’s residence and that person’s relatives as defined herein.
NOTE, ALTHOUGH THIS DOES NOT USE THE WORD CORPORATION, WE BELIEVE IN THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING WHICH GRANTS PERSONHOOD TO CORPORATIONS . THE CHURCH IS A CORPORATION. WE CHOOSE TO GO WITH CORPORATE PERSONHOOD AND WONDER IF REVEREND WHITAKER WILL RESIGN IF THIS PASSES.
Therefore a Director may not:
(a) solicit or receive any compensation from TLPOA for serving on the Board of Directors or any committee;
(b) make promises to vendors unless they have received prior written approval from the Board of Directors;
MAKE PROMISES TO VENDORS????? HOW COULD ANY BOARD MEMBER ASSUME THAT THEY HAVE AUTHORITY TO MAKE A PROMISE ON BEHALF OF THE PROPERTY OWNERS IN TREASURE LAKE?
(c) solicit or receive any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or any other thing of value for themselves, their relatives, or any other particular individual, from a person or company who is seeking a business or financial relationship with TLPOA;
HOW ABOUT, NOTHING, ZERO, NOT EVEN A GLASS OF WATER FROM ANYBODY!
(c) solicit any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or any other thing of value for themselves, their relatives, or any other particular individual, from a person or company who is seeking a business or financial relationship with the TLPOA. Directors may accept an unsolicited gift for themselves, their relatives, or for any other particular individual, not to exceed $25 in value, but must disclose this acceptance to the president of the Board of Directors.
WE ALREADY KNOW THE OMNI CONTRACT WAS APPROVED WITHOUT LEGAL REVIEW, SO WHAT ARE THEY TRYING TO DO, LET ANY BOARD MEMBER ACCEPT A FREE BIG MAC ON A DAILY BASIS WITHOUT HAVING TO REPORT IT? THIS SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE ANY BOARD MEMBER GIVING ANYTHING AND WE MEAN ANYTHING TO A PROSPECTIVE PERSON OR COMPANY SEEKING TO DO BUSINESS WITH THE TLPOA.
. (d) seek preferential treatment for themselves, their Relatives, or any other particular individual;
WHY IS THE WORD CORPORATION NOT BEING USED RIGHT AFTER THE WORDS “PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL”.
. (e) use TLPOA property, services, equipment or business for the gain or benefit of themselves, their Relatives, or any other particular individual, except as is provided for all members of the TLPOA.