I am soooooo confused and really do need some help here, please.
My husband has just taken on the presidency of a small community, this community is 9 years old, the builder opted out long ago; we have no habitational licence and have spoken to the town Hall applying for one, however we must comply with certain conditions like spending €40.000.00 on making parking bays outside our community
Some angry owners say it is the builders problem but he is long gone. So at the next AGM we want to get every owners attention and vote on this. We have 40 owners and approx only 10 attend the AGM with probably 15 proxies. I would like to know whether the proxy receiver needs to be advised by the proxy donor in advance how to direct that proxy on a particular issue.
I am unhappy about the concept of proxies being considered almost as block votes and one or two owners have complained about this situation although ironically they themselves have acquired proxies and used them in this way. Probably the majority of owners would like the application for the habitational licence to proceed and finance it but given the complexity and cost of this issue we would like a fair and democratic vote.
So, please, how best to go about this.