What resolution is needed for the installation of separate water meters?
The first question you need to ask is if it is normal meters or prepaid meters.
If it is normal meters then the following portion of the STSM Act applies:
(3) A body corporate must, if so directed by a resolution of members —
- install and maintain separate meters to measure the supply of electricity, water, gas or the supply of any other service to each member’s sections and exclusive use areas and to the common property; and
- recover from members the cost of such supplies to sections and exclusive use areas based on the metered supply.
So it is an ordinary resolution that is needed for the installation of normal meters (majority vote) Keep in mind that an ordinary resolution can only be taken at a meeting – it cannot be done on a round robin basis.
If it is prepaid meters then the following portion of the STSM Act applies:
(4) A body corporate may on the authority of a special resolution install separate pre-payment meters on the common property to control the supply of water or electricity to a section or exclusive use area; provided that all members and occupiers of sections must be given at least 60 days notice of the proposed resolution with details of all costs associated with the installation of the pre-payment system and its estimated effect on the cost of the services over the next three years.
So it is a special resolution for prepaid meters but you need to give 60 days notice.