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October 2020 Issue
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

FAN's Featured Blog Post

To Reserve Or Not To Reserve and How it Impacts the Community

by Lindsay Raphael, Esq. of Raphael Law, P.A., September 11, 2020

It is not uncommon for boards to try to keep assessments down especially during times like COVID-19. One way that a board can accomplish the “appearance” of keeping assessments down while still covering the day-to-day expenses is to waive or underfund the reserves. At the time, waiving or underfunding reserves may not seem like a big deal but association reserves serve a very important purpose to slowly save money. Read more 

Industry News and Articles

Keep in mind that some of the articles are directed toward HOAs or condos specifically, but most can be applied to all types of community associations.

Keeping Politics Out of Your Community Association

by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Becker Lawyers, September 15, 2020

Not surprisingly, the chatter about whether or not political signs should be permitted in private residential communities has increased as we draw closer to the elections in November. Read more 

The Census and Your Community Association

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, September 24, 2020

The 2020 Census is currently underway. The data collected by the census has a huge impact on local communities as it is used to allocate funding and resources to neighborhoods, and it determines the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. Board members and property managers should encourage their residents to complete their census forms by the deadline. Read more

Meet the Director: Gary Sheres

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, September 14, 2020

Gary Sheres is President of the Woodfield Country Club Master Association, which includes 20 sub-associations consisting of 1,297 homes in Boca Raton, Florida. Woodfield Country Club has approximately 3,500 residents. Originally from Montreal, Gary moved to Woodfield with his parents and brother, who all still reside in the community in August of 1992. Read more

10 Things to Know About Florida’s New Emotional Support Animal Law


by Donna DiMaggio Berger, Community Association Law Blog, September 1, 2020

In these uncertain times it is not unusual for boards operating pet-restricted communities to receive even more emotional support animal (ESA) requests than usual. What is unusual is the emerging trend that some people requesting these ESAs are retracting their requests when confronted with a new law in Florida which criminalizes fraudulent requests. Read more

Watch Out! There’s a New Invasive Pest In Town

by Shane Humble, President, Complete Property Maintenance, September 9, 2020

Phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) is a pest of several ornamental plant species, especially those in the family Arecaceae (palms). This type of pest is prevalent in Hawaii, having a significant effect on the ornamentals in the area. This pest has made its way to South Florida, adding to the list of invasive species that reside in our area. Read more

Cypress Head’s High-End Fitness Center Renovation

by Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, September 1,2020

Cypress Head, a Homeowners Association in Parkland, with over 450 homes has, and always will be considered a high-end community with an understated elegance. In recent years, the Board of Directors have elected to renovate many of the amenities to bring them up to date.  One of the amenities that was not up to par with Cypress Head’s standards was their fitness center. Read more

Conserve Water by Implementing Florida-Friendly Landscaping

by Campbell Property Management, September 21, 2020

Florida residents use billions of gallons of water every day. Even though we experience high levels of rain in Florida, different conditions in our landscape do not always allow for proper water storage. Condos and HOAs can avoid paying costly water bills by implementing strategies to regulate and conserve their water costs by following these 9 Florida-Friendly landscaping principles. Read more

Palm Beach County is Moving to Incremental Phase 2 Re-opening: What Does This Mean For My Association?

By Steven R. Braten, Shareholder & Michael Casanover, Senior Associate, Rosenbaum PLLC, September 8, 2020

It is widely anticipated that beginning September 8, 2020, Palm Beach County will move to incremental phase 2 re-opening. We have had a flood of questions from property managers and board members, and are happy to address as many concerns as we are able to with the information we have available. Read more

Fun Fridays: House with all walls and ceilings covered with Budweiser cans except the bathrooms

By Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, September 18, 2020

On the market for a home covered from head to toe in beer cans? A home for sale in Lake Worth has been lined with Budweiser beer cans from the ceilings to the master closet, with the exception of the bathrooms. The owner, who since passed away was a lifelong Budweiser beer fan and made it his mission to wallpaper his home in beer cans. Read More


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October Tips

Shane's Spot: Make additions to your landscaping!

October is a great month to plant vegetables and herbs that will produce foods during the winter months. Some options to plant are strawberry plants, garlic, cilantro, broccoli, and lettuce. You may also want to prevent any winter weeds from growing by applying pre-emergence herbicides to your lawn. And, make sure to adequately water your garden. 

Shane HumblePresident

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