Trendic weighs in on Farr case
After reading the opinion titled “Election case ruling will define ownership” and Mr. Bright’s letter I wanted to bring this to your attention.
As a former member of the OPA Board and the Association’s Secretary I understood how important it was to become familiar with our governing documents.
A note on page (iii) of the OPA Bylaws provides the answer to your important commentary.
The note states the following:
“Note: The By-laws are subject to laws of the State of Maryland, the Declarations of Restrictions, and the Articles of Incorporation (Charter). Maryland laws governing corporations and Homeowners Associations take precedence over the Declarations of Restrictions, the Charter, and the By-laws.
The Declarations of Restrictions take precedence over the Charter and the By-laws. The Charter takes precedence over the By-laws. In case of conflict, the document having the higher precedence controls.”
Hopefully honorable Judge Campen will be made aware of this information.
This link will take you to the OPA Bylaws: https://oceanpines.org/documents/10184/90460/By-Laws+2021%25281%2529.pdf