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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

Seddon steps down from Anza Community Hall Board


Last updated 10/19/2018 at 6:27am

Donald Seddon stepped down from the Anza Community Hall board of directors during the Thursday, Oct. 11 meeting.

According to a statement sent to Anza Valley Outlook, from board President Noel Donahue, a board member later identified as Seddon, submitted his resignation through a process of “negotiations” following what was referred to as unacceptable behavior on various social media sites.

“We had a situation where one member of the board of directors for the Anza Community Building Inc. acted in a manner, I believed to be unacceptable for any board member,” Donahue, who did not mention Seddon by name, said in her emailed statement. “At first, my request for his resignation was rejected.”

Since the hall bylaws put all the power in the membership, the removal of any board member requires a vote of the membership and that vote can only be requested through a petition signed by 20 members, Donahue said.

As the situation escalated, one hall member, identified by Anza Valley Outlook as Tracy Boulton, found a loophole in the bylaws and according to published reports and threatened to exploit it, something that he has told Anza Valley Outlook he had no intention of doing, which Donahue confirmed in her email.

“The member who threatened to buy as many as 50 corporate memberships has backed away from that plan,” she said. 

Instead, Boulton hoped to help the board strengthen the Anza Community Hall bylaws to prevent any future issues.

According to Donahue, there are still vacancies on the board which need to be filled, something the current hall’s board of directors hope to accomplish at the next meeting, along with a review of proposed bylaw changes.

“We are hoping that a significant portion of the membership, will attend the meeting at the Community Hall Nov. 15, at 7 p.m.,” Donahue said.

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