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Director Steve Tuttle places home on market

By Greg Ellison

(Oct. 2, 2020) OPA Board member Steve Tuttle put his house up for sale this week, opening the door for a potential replacement to be appointed.

Tuttle, who was elected in 2018 and served as vice-president last year, is up for reelection in 2021.

Director Frank Daly said Tuttle has informed the board of his decision but said at this point next steps remain unknown.

“Steve has expressed that he wants to remain on it as a director as long it’s legally possible,” he said.

OPA bylaws state if a vacancy occurs 90 days prior to the Homeowner’s Annual Meeting, where election results are validated if a quorum of residents is present, the board shall appoint an interim replacement.

If the vacancy occurs with 90 days more flexibility is provided as the “shall” dictate becomes a “may” directive.

Daly said not much could be done at this point other than being prepared.

“It all depends on when he sells [and] when he closes on when he has to leave the board [as to] what our next step will be,” he said. “From a practical matter people will talk about what if scenarios but until we definitely know the day that we have to replace Steve because of his house sale none of that really makes too much sense.”

Reached for comment Tuttle, while confirming his home is for sale, said at this time he has not resigned his board seat.