I received an email critical of me for allowing a Board Member to make a motion that was written by somebody who wasn't on the Board. I researched Robert's rules and did not find any provision that the maker of a motion had to also be the author. Can anybody cite the section of Robert's rules that requires this? Some of the Board's best work comes from Member committee's like the Sewer Lateral and Fact Finding committees. Often non-board committee members will provide suggestions or motions that make the Board more efficient, competent and functional. A Board member then gets these items on the agenda and then takes responsibility for presenting the motion to the rest of the Board. And of course, the motion can not take effect unless approved by a majority of the Board. It seems to me that we all come out as winners.