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Records Request Policy

Before requesting to view records, be aware that Association board minutes, committee minutes, and financial statements are available in the Members Area for inspection at any time by any resident.

Records available for Inspection

Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 5312.07, and unless otherwise prohibited by law or this policy, any owner may examine and copy the books, records, and financials, of the Association (the “Records”), pursuant to the requirements, charges, and standards set forth by this policy.

An owner may not examine or copy any of the following Records:

ALL REQUESTS FOR RECORDS MUST BE IN WRITING. An owner who wants to inspect or copy the Association’s Records must submit a written request to the Association’s office. The request must specify the particular Record(s) desired, including pertinent time periods, and shall state whether the request is for inspection or copying. The request must be sufficiently detailed to allow the Association to retrieve the Record(s) requested.

ONLY OWNERS OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE MAY INSPECT. Every owner shall have the right to inspect or copy the Association’s Records in compliance with the rules and procedures contained in this policy. An owner may authorize, in writing, an attorney or other designated representative to conduct this inspection or request copies on the owner’s behalf.



Upon written request, owners will be provided approved meeting minutes at no charge. Other than the meeting minutes or other Records the general manager or the Board make available at no charge, the Association’s general manager may charge the requesting owner a reasonable per page fee for copying Records. In addition, the general manager may charge the requesting owner a minimum clerical fee for the copying or sending of Records.

To preserve the sanctity of the Records, a physical records inspection requires the presence of a staff member. For inspections that last greater than one hour, the general manager may charge the requesting owner an hourly rate, not to exceed $75.00 per hour, to be billed in quarter hour increments for staff attendance at the Records inspection.

The owner must pay the costs of copying and/or inspection at the time of billing for copies or actual inspection. However, the general manager may, in his sole discretion, require advance payment.

Request to Inspect Records

The request form (link below) must be completed by any owner desiring to inspect or receive copies of any Association books of account, meeting minutes, or other Association documents (the "Records"). No more than four weeks is needed to process a request. If there is a question with any request, the owner will be notified within a reasonable amount of time of the reason for any delay. The Association will notify the owner (by telephone, in person, by email, or in writing) that the Records are available and specify the time, date, and place for the inspection.

The Association requires that the owner provide the reason for each Record requested and the intended purpose of the request to protect the Association and personal confidences where necessary. The Association's goal and intent is to allow inspection of most Association documents. Given the personal and legal nature, however, of some documents, the Association must place reasonable restrictions on the inspection process. This includes a requirement that any inspection take place in the presence of a staff person assigned by the Association.

Inspections of the Association's Records shall take place during the time specified by the Association at the Association’s office or at such other location as the Association’s general manager designates. Copying charges are 50 cents per page and a minimum clerical fee of $20 for the copying of pages. To preserve the sanctity of the Records, a physical Records inspection requires the presence of a staff member. If the Records inspection exceeds one hour, you, the owner, agree to pay $75.00 per hour in quarter hour increments for staff attendance at the Records inspection. All inspection, copying, and mailing charges will be assessed to the owner’s account and/or paid in advance, as the Board or general manager will determine.

The following form must be completed in full, signed, and dated in order to process the request:

Request to Inspect Records Form

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