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Oh Crap! I’m a New Board Member: What have I gotten myself into?
posted by Dan Tiernan, COO, Campbell Property Management March 31, 2015
So, you just started as a new board member in your condominium or homeowners association in Florida? Congratulations! Or, condolences! Your’s is a thankless job, but someone has to do it. 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.
Words Matter: Is your Board precise with its terminology?
posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, March 6, 2015
When you go to your doctor, it is helpful if you can accurately describe your symptoms so he or she can properly diagnose the problem. The same holds true when a volunteer board of directors meets with its legal counsel. Read more
Florida Communities of Excellence Awards: 2015 Finalists Announced
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, March 16, 2015
The 2015 finalists for the Florida Communities of Excellence Awards have been announced!The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards are the only recognition program for community associations throughout Florida. This is the seventh year that the awards are recognizing communities and managers for outstanding achievements. Read more
Town Hall Meetings Can Trigger Sunshine Law
posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 13, 2015
Our community holds monthly “informational” meetings, held right before the board’s regular meeting. All members are encouraged to attend, and the manager is there as well. Board members do not “run” the meeting, but participate in the audience like everyone else. Read more
Meet the Director: Tom Comparato
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, March 30, 2015
Tom Comparato is the President of Pines of Delray West, a condo association of 288 units in Delray Beach, Florida. Tom graduated from MIT in 1956 with a degree in engineering and worked in the aerospace industry and for the Federal Department of Transportation as an engineering manager before retiring. Read more
posted by Jonathan Barnes, The South Florida Cooperator, March 2015
Pave New World: Maintaining Roads, Sidewalks and Pavers
How solid is the ground on which you walk and drive upon in your community? The answer might surprise you, as could the amount of money that might be seeping from your community’s reserve fund from unnecessary repairs to driveways, parking lots, and sidewalks. Read more
Tech Tuesdays: FAN Search
posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, March 10, 2015
FAN (Florida Association News) Search is the Google for Florida community associations. FAN Search helps board members, CAMs, owners and service providers find answers to any questions they may have regarding the Florida community association industry. Read more
A Clear View: What’s New in Window Trends and Technology?
posted by Liz Lent, The South Florida Cooperator, March 2015
Windows can dramatically change any space, from transforming a tiny kitchen into a front row seat to a glorious skyline to morphing a standard upstairs bedroom into a perfect perch for an ocean view. Windows bring vast life and light to an condo unit or home, meaning a great deal of time, effort, and creativity are invested in finding the right ones for each individual need. Read more
posted by Jeffrey Rembaum, Esq., Kaye Bender Rembaum, March 23, 2015
Rembaum’s Association Roundup: Do board members owe a duty of care and loyalty to their association?
A community association is a corporation, in many ways similar to any other corporation, be it a for-profit or not-for-profit company. In exercising decisions, for the most part, the community association’s board members must adhere to the “business judgment rule.” Read more
40 Year Recertification: Some Additional Thoughts
posted by Lisa Magill, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, March 10, 2015
We have already explained the Building Safety Inspection Program adopted by Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Building owners (operators or managers) must have the structure and electrical systems evaluated professionally by an engineer or architect. Read more
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