This evening I attended the annual general meeting for my building’s strata council. As some of you might know, such meetings can be very long, drawn-out, and boring affairs. We voted on three items and there was very little discussion throughout the meeting. There was a budget amendment that took the most time to sort out but there was very little debate about it. All of the issue were not very controversial at all. The election of the new strata council also took very little time as basically every candidate was elected by acclamation.

All told, the whole thing took perhaps an hour and twenty minutes to complete. To give you some perspective, in previous, more contentious years, such meetings have lasted well over two and a half hours, sometimes bordering on three hours. I am sure we will return to longer meetings in the future as the building gets older and more things have to be repaired.

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