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Reducing Liabilities in Your Community Parking Lot

posted by Steven Joseph, Director of Business Operations, All Paving, July 13, 2015

No one likes being sued, but unfortunately, America has become a litigious society. Whether you were not warned that your coffee was too hot, or you slipped and fell on your untied shoelaces, it always seems to be the fault of someone else. Reducing potential liabilities in your community parking lot is an integral part of ensuring safety for everyone, reducing insurance premiums and maintaining an aesthetically pleasing curbside appearance. 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. 

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Housing Law Could Have Wide-Ranging Impact on Community Associations

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, July 7, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court has been in the news a lot which is not surprising given its recent newsworthy rulings. However, there is one ruling that could impact the community association industry profoundly. Read more

Condominium Flood Insurance

posted by Pierre Granger AAI, CIRMS, LCAM, NSI Insurance Group, July 6, 2015
The National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 (NFIRA) mandated that all homes receiving a federally backed mortgage loan must have flood insurance when the home is located in a Special Flood Hazard Area in a participating community. Condominium owners must remember that the mortgage portfolio protection program (MPPP) allows mortgage companies to force a flood policy on a condo when the insured has not secured a flood policy on their own. Read more 

Two Mentions in the FLCAJ July Issue

posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management, July 2015
In this month's issue of the Florida Community Association Journal, two excerpts from Campbell's Manager's Wisdom blog posts were used. Please click here to view the FLCAJ July Issue online and go to the page numbers listed below for each post: 
1. How to deal with Angry Residents – Manager's Wisdom – page 10
2. Hurricane Preparedness – Manager's Wisdom – page 40 

Can A Homeowners' Association Be Terminated?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 21, 2015
Even for associations that have limited or no common property, a homeowners’ association is still often the most efficient means of ensuring that the covenants regulating the scheme of development are enforced as to issues such as single family residential use requirements, regulations on the types of structures that can be built, and the like. Read more 

Meet the Director: Robyn Hankins

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, July 27, 2015
Robyn Hankins is the President of the Evergrene Master Homeowners Association, which includes 963 homes in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Originally from Miami, Robyn attended the University of Florida, where she received her degree in law. Robyn is an attorney specializing in employment and labor law, which she has been doing for 21 years. She has been on Evergrene’s board for three years, serving as president for two of them. Read more


How Do You Find Volunteers to Serve on a Fining Committee?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 17, 2015

If your association’s governing documents provide that a fining hearing need only be held before the “board of directors” before a fine can be imposed, the documents directly conflict with the Florida Condominium Act. The law provides that prior to fines being imposed, a hearing must be held before a committee of unit owners who are neither board members nor persons residing in a board member’s household. Read more

Don’t Raid the Cookie Jar: Capital Budgeting is Essential

posted by Liz Lent, The South Florida Cooperator, July 2015

Sometimes the future seems like it’s an awfully long way away. If a roof is going to last 30 years, why should we worry about it today? Same with that shiny new air conditioner or that flat, crack-free pavement just poured two summers ago. Eventually, though, everything new grows old. Wear and tear sets in and soon, those elements we thought would last forever are in need of repair or replacement. Read more

Is Board Certification Really Necessary for Board Members in Florida?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, July 13, 2015
Over the past several years, all of Florida’s community association statutes have been amended to require that board members be “certified.”  Newly elected or appointed board members must, within ninety days of being seated on the board, sign a form, that provides that the board member has read the association’s governing documents, and that such board member will work to uphold such documents to the best of his or her ability. Read more

Will Florida's new online election law for community associations spell welcome relief or more headaches?

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, July 20, 2015
The Florida Legislature recently approved a new law which will allow community associations to conduct their elections online through the use of electronic voting. While associations in other states have had this ability for some time now, this is a sea change for the millions of Floridians living in shared ownership communities. Read more


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Upcoming Events

Condo Construction Projects Gone Wild!
9:30-11:30am, Becker & Poliakoff
West Palm Beach

40 Year Building Re-certification
5-6pm, Becker & Poliakoff 
Fort Lauderdale 

Covenant Enforcement/Elections
6:30-8:30pm, KBR
Pompano Beach

HOA Board Cert. Course
6-8:30pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens

Monthly CAI Board Meeting
8:30-10am, CAI SE
Law Offices of Becker & Poliakoff, Fort Lauderdale 

Monthly Delegate Meeting
9:30am, COBWRA
The Grove, Boynton Beach

Condo Board Cert. Course
6-8:30pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens

Hot Topics Breakfast
7:30-9:30am, CAI SE
Jacaranda Country Club, Plantation

HOA Board Cert. Course 
6:30-8:30pm, KBR
Pompano Beach 

Fair Housing Act Seminar
6-7pm, KBR
Palm Beach Gardens

August Tips

Keith's Corner: Heat & Storms Continue
This month, make sure that your irrigation systems have their rain sensors turned on to prevent over watering, which can cause fungus in your grass. August is a great time to apply a controlled-released nitrogen to your lawn. Check your palm tree fronds for yellowing, which may indicate a magnesium or potassium deficiency. If you notice the yellowing, apply a palm fertilizer. This is also a good time to cut back and fertilize your annuals and perennials to extend their blooms into the fall months. 

As always, remember to install your sod green side up! 

Keith CarracherPresident
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