It took two tries, but a resident was elected to the Lantana Community Association’s Board of Directors on Tuesday in the community’s first HOA election.
Insurance agent Jim Bridges received the most votes out of the 14 residents that filed to run for the first open seat.
Bridges, along with Melody Gscheidle and Kharl Mena, has been serving on the Lantana Community Association’s Resident Advisory Committee during the past year getting acquainted with the association’s daily operations.
The bylaws for the Association require at least 30-percent, or 1,077, of the homeowners to vote to constitute a quorum at the meeting.
The Association was not able to establish a quorum at the annual meeting on Feb. 23 at Harpool Middle School due to being short of the total by 83 votes.
A motion was made to adjourn and reconvene one week later on March 1. This time, enough votes were cast for a quorum.
Board members serve three year terms. There will not be another election until either Bridges’ term is up or all the developer’s lots are sold, whichever comes first.