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January 2021 Issue
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Drones In Your Community

by Diana Quigley, Education and Change Management Manager, Campbell Property Management, December 16, 2020

The growing use of drones across the United States is leading to the adoption of new rules and restrictions by the federal government, state governments and community associations. Questions regarding safety, property damage and privacy are forcing community associations to establish clear parameters for their use by unit owners. 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.
 

Community Associations Face Challenging Financial Considerations for Continued Fiscal Wellbeing During Pandemic

by Roberto C. Blanch, Siegfried Rivera, December 1, 2020

As new spikes in Covid-19 cases continue to unfold and communities seek to maintain their mitigation measures, the financial trials and tribulations created by the pandemic in condominium association and HOA communities throughout the country become ever more apparent. Read more

Association Rules After Expiration of the Governor’s State of Emergency Order for COVID-19

by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, December 11, 2020

COVID-19 Update – City of MarionBy the time you read this article, the governor’s declared state of emergency as related to the coronavirus may have reached an end. If not, well, hopefully it will soon enough due to significant diminution of the coronavirus. What then? Read more

“The ‘Nuisance’ Problem,” FCAP Managers Report

by Shayla J. Mount, Becker, December 9, 2020

It seems like everybody’s got a problem with somebody these days. Sure, certain quirks and behaviors can certainly be classified as “annoying.” Who isn’t annoyed by that neighboring co-worker or spouse that insists on singing loudly and proudly, not to mention off-key, even with their earphones plugged in?? While irritating, not every annoyance rises to the level of a legally actionable nuisance. Read more

Cyber Security: Passwords – Staying Secure In A Digital Age

by Lisa Elkan, Vice President, Alliance Association Bank, December 14, 2020

These days we’re overloaded with online accounts that require credentials and memorizing them is impossible. While it may be tempting to reuse the same passwords across different accounts, this is not a safe solution. Compromised passwords are a leading cause of data breaches and reusing passwords can increase the damage in what would otherwise have been a relatively small incident. Read more

Wild Hogs Invading Florida Communities Require Immediate Attention, Cooperation by Local HOAs

by Laura Manning-Hudson, Siegfried Rivera, December 11, 2020

Recent TV news reports of wild hogs invading several Florida communities in Manatee County reveal a serious problem that requires a considered and measured response. The reports, which aired in recent newscasts in the Tampa Bay area by WFLA and WTSP, chronicle daily sightings and incidents of packs of wild pigs. Read more

“An Association’s Response to Owners Requiring Additional Care,” SFPMA

 
by Robyn M. Severs, Becker, December 11, 2020

Photo of an older couple hugging.Some older individuals choose to live out their final years in their personal residences, alone, rather than in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities. Additionally, there are times that other individuals may experience certain mental health issues that make them unable to adequately care for themselves. Associations are often at a loss with how to assist these individuals. Read more

How To Ensure Your Painting Project Is Watertight

by Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, December 9, 2020

Does your association have a major painting project coming up? If so, you may be searching for painting contractors and manufacturers to complete your project. I recently spoke with Marcel Rosen, Owner and President of RCI Painting. Read more

Community Association Changes to Package Deliveries Post-Pandemic

by Roberto C. Blanch, Florida HOA Lawyer Blog, December 21, 2020

Pandemic, holiday mail bombarding post office - Jacksonville Journal-CourierConsumer’s preferences for online shopping have grown to new records this year during the pandemic, and shipping and delivery volumes are also accordingly at all-time highs. Given the constant flow of deliveries to condominium communities and HOAs, many associations have chosen to change the way deliveries are handled to prevent the possibility of their leading any potential Covid-19 contagion. Read more

Generally Board Members Cannot be Compensated,” News-Press

by Joseph E. Adams, Becker, December 7, 2020

Section 720.303(12) of the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act generally prohibits directors and officers from directly receiving a salary, compensation, or other financial benefit. However, compensation is permissible where it is specifically authorized in the association’s governing documents or where it is approved in advance by a majority vote of the members. Read More

 

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January Tips

Shane's Spot: Time for new blooms!

While we are enjoying cooler temperatures here in South Florida, try to remember that it is still the dry season and to continue to water your plants as necessary. Make sure to keep an eye on moisture levels on new and existing plants. This month is a good time to plant woody shrubs in your lawn. Also, make sure you deadhead flowers to encourage new blooms and also monitor them for insects and disease.

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

Shane HumblePresident

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