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May 2012 Newsletter

Campbell is Launching Our First Email Newsletter


We hope you're having fun in the sun this spring! The Campbell team is excited to announce the launch of our new email newsletter! Our e-newsletter is a great source for association legal updates, events, educational articles, and more! Most of the e-newsletter content comes from our daily Facebook posts. If you would like to follow us on Facebook, just click here. We would like to thank all of our existing clients and partners for their business and continued support.

Campbell Property Management Clients Win Awards at The 2012 Communities of Excellence Awards

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Campbell Property Management congratulates its clients and employees for winning awards and being finalists at The 2012 Florida Communities of Excellence Awards. 

 — Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 27, 2012 —
Three of Campbell Property Management’s clients were recognized at The 2012 Communities of Excellence Awards. The Awards recognize communities and managers from across the state of Florida for outstanding achievements. This was the Awards fourth year and over 300,000 Florida residents were represented by the participating communities. This year Campbell had three finalists with a total of four finalist nominations. Campbell is proud of the finalists and the two communities who won:
  • Tuscany Bay for winning the Financial Innovation Category
  • K. Hovnanian's  Four Seasons for winning the Civic Volunteerism & Advocacy Category
  • The Inverrary Association for being a finalist of the Disaster Preparedness Initiatives Category. Great job everyone!
Congratulations to Campbell's Sandy Diaz for being named Manager of Excellence! Check out April's Florida Community Association Journal, which features Sandy on the front page.
Full press release and link to Sandy's article. 

Full list of 2012 Florida COE Award Recipients.


 

Campbell appreciates your recommendations:

Thanks. Election season is over for most of the community associations in South Florida. Change often follows elections in communities. If you hear about neighbors that are considering a change in their Property Management and think Campbell might be a good fit, please let us know. Recommendations from our clients and partners are what have enabled us to grow and improve over our 59+ years in business.
Feel free to email us at
sales@campbellproperty.com
or have them visit us at

www.campbellpropertymanagement.com/requestquote.

 

Industry News and Articles

Attorney Ken Direktor appears on CNN discussing potential association liability on the Trayvon Martin case.

Posted by: Becker & Poliakoff, April 24th, 2012 
CNN news clip featuring a discussion about association liability in regards to the Trayvon Martin case. Watch clip

Are Armored Catfish Contributing to Lake Erosion in Your Community?

Posted by: Lisa Magill, April 23, 2012
When I was growing up in New York I thought that lakes were either natural bodies of water or created by constructing a dam across a river. I only knew of one man-made lake - it was once a large excavation site. Once all the valuable minerals were removed... Read more

Has perspective on extreme weather changed in America? What does this mean about preparedness for the future?

Posted by: Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq.,  April 19th, 2012 
The Yale Project for Climate Change Communication just published results of a very interesting poll indicating more Americans believe global warming is the cause of extreme weather, and just over a third (36%) of Americans have disaster preparedness strategies & supplies. "Americans Link Global Warming to Extreme Weather, Poll Says" - nytimes.com: "A large majority of Americans believe that this year’s unusually warm winter and last year’s blistering summer were likely made worse by global warming, according to a survey." Read more

Hurricane season is almost here: Can you name the TOP THREE THINGS your association does -- or SHOULD do -- to prepare for hurricane season?

Posted by: Alan B. Garfinkel, Esq.,  April 19th, 2012 
It's NEVER too early for community associations to start preparing for storm season! The 2012 Atlantic Tropical Storm Season is just over the horizon and we'll start seeing hurricane predictions coming our way in the next few weeks. At what point does your community begin planning and preparing for the unthinkable ... Right now? When a storm is on the way? Or, when it's too late? Here's a challenge to get you thinking in advance: Name the TOP THREE THINGS that your association does -- or that you think it SHOULD do -- every Spring to prepare your community for the imminent arrival of hurricane season? See our "Preventive Measures" list that begins on Page 4 of our Katzman Garfinkel & Berger Hurricane Preparedness Guide for Community Associations.
 

Florida Flood Insurance Put At Risk

Posted by William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau, April 17, 2012
– WASHINGTON —
The Florida Legislature's attempt to speed building permits and kick start construction has inadvertently put the state's homeowners in jeopardy of being booted out of the National Flood Insurance Program.
Without flood insurance, you can't get a mortgage in much of Florida. The impact on housing, construction and the state's fragile real estate market would be devastating. But state officials have a fix in the works. They say Florida simply cannot afford to be excluded from national flood coverage. "Florida is a low-lying peninsula with a lot of land at or below sea level. It's got to have flood insurance," said Eli Lehrer, an expert on flood insurance at The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank in Washington and Tallahassee. "And right now, the National Flood Insurance Program is the only game in town. It's not realistic to think..." Read more

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April Calendar


Events

5/2-5/6
West Palm Beach SunFest
 

5/8
West Boca Community Council Meeting

7:30PM, Boca Lago Country Club 

5/9
CAI's Social Networking Mixer!
5:30-7:30PMBlue Martini Bar Kendall 

5/10
Palm Aire United Meeting

7PM, Skolnick Center

5/11
Broward Coalition Meeting

11AM, Sunrise Lakes Ph. 1 Clubhouse 

5/16
COBWRA Monthly Meeting

9:30-10:30AM, Banyan Springs

5/29
CAI's Hot Topic! Hot Breakfast!
7:30-9:30AM, Jacaranda Country Club

6/8
Campbell Managers Meeting



Moth Orchid


May Tips:


Construction:
Roof maintenance contracts... a great way to save, or inefficient waste of money?

Roof maintenance contracts can extend the life of a roof and provide a great cost-benefit for communities. However, some are sold on the basis of phasing restoration over several years. This might sound good to a cost conscious board, but in some instances you may end up spending 50% more over the life of the roof. Does your community have one of these contracts or are you considering one? Ask for a free phone consultation from a Campbell Construction Adviser by email.


Keith's Corner: Landscaping
Hello to all the good folks in South Florida. Did you know that there are approximately 10,000 varieties of the orchid. The most common is the Moth orchid. This type is readily available in grocery stores and service outlets. Slipper orchids are also very popular because of their strange appearance. They are also very terrestrial and have pouch shaped lips. Another popular orchid is the Boat variety. They have big showy and long lasting flowers. They have been depicted in drawings and poetry for over two thousand years since the time of Confucius.
What’s the difference between a hunter and a fisherman? A hunter lies in wait while a fisherman waits and lies….
DON’T FORGET TO INSTALL SOD GREEN SIDE UP!!!!

Keith Carracher, President
CPM Keith

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