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Are you caring for or killing your landscaping?

posted by Keith Carracher, President, Complete Property Maintenance, February 5, 2015

Now that spring is approaching, gardening and landscaping are back on most people’s minds. In this temperate time of year, gardens start to come to life thanks to the number of warm-season crops that can be grown at our sunny Florida homes. Here are some tips to help you prepare your outdoor home for gorgeous landscaping. 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. 

Tech Tuesdays: Cloud Based File Storage

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 10, 2015

Cloud computing is a recent technology which stores data from your computer in a central location referred to as “the cloud.” It is the easiest way to share files between computers or users without ever having to leave your desk. Before cloud computing, you had to transfer a file to a disk or flash drive and attach it to the computer you wanted to view the file on. Read more

Email Intelligence-does your Board possess it?

posted by Donna DiMaggio Berger, The Community Association Law Blog, February 3, 2015
In my last blog entry, I discussed the considerable downside to sending a resignation via email. Today, I am discussing the pros and cons of board members and managers using email for other purposes and how to craft a sound email policy for your association. Read more 

Meet the Director: Rosemary Levin

posted by Ashley Dietz, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 26, 2015
Rosemary Levin is the President of Pelican Harbor, a homeowners association of 196 homes on the intracoastal in Delray Beach, Florida. Originally from New York City, Rosemary has a very diverse background having worked as both a commercial artist and IRS agent. She moved to Florida in 2000 and has been living in Pelican Harbor ever since. Read more

Registration for the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Gala is Now Open!

posted by Becker & Poliakoff, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 25, 2015
Earlier today, we opened registration for the 2015 Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Gala that takes place May 15 in Weston.Our 7th annual celebration will feature the biggest slate of Awards in our history, plus more exhibits, attendees and fun than ever before. Read more 

Drones in Your Community

posted by Ronald Scott Kaniuk, Esq., Bakalar and Associates, P.A., February 19, 2015

Privately operated drones are increasingly in the news because of the noise they make, the danger they pose to commercial air traffic, and invasion of privacy issues (many carry high definition cameras). Florida has recently enacted a law restricting the use of drones by police; the Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act requires a judge to approve their use in nearly all cases. Read more


Legislative Meddling Could Have Dire Consequences for Florida HOAs and Condominiums

posted by Becker & Poliakoff, Orlando Sentinel, February 6, 2015

Two troubling bills have been introduced this legislative session that could have very dire consequences for Florida community associations. Read more

Security Lights Keep Resident Awake At Night

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 11, 2015

Our condominium building just had new security lights installed.  These new lights were not discussed at a membership meeting and the unit owners were not given the opportunity to vote in favor of or against the installation. Read more

Loud & Clear: Improving Communication Improves Community Relations

posted by Lisa Iannucci, The South Florida Cooperator, February 2015
It's a truism that's been phrased many ways by many wise people: “A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity.” That's the case in any number of situations, but it's especially applicable to the administration of a condo, HOA, or co-op community. Read more

When Must an HOA Board Provide Reserve Schedules to Residents?

posted by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, February 23, 2015
When must the board for a homeowners’ association provide the reserve schedules to the members? Can this information be provided at the annual meeting, or does it need to be included with the pre-meeting notice? Read more


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August Calendar

Upcoming Events

Emotional Support Animal Seminar for COBWRA
9:30am, Campbell
Coral Lakes, Boynton Beach

March Networking Event
6-8pm, CAI SE
Ball & Chain, Little Havana

Board Cert. Course 
9am, Campbell
Herb Skolnick Center, Pompano Beach

Broward Coalition Monthly Meeting
11am, Broward Coalition 
Sunrise Lakes Phase 4

Building & Protecting a Brand for your Community
1-3pm, Becker & Poliakoff
Fort Lauderdale

Monthly Meeting
9am, COASI
Singer Island

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

COBWRA Delegate Meeting
9:30am, COBWRA
Valencia Lakes, Boynton Beach

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

Board Cert. Course
9am, Campbell 
Delray Sands Resort, Highland Beach

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

Board Cert. Course
9am, Campbell 

Coral Lakes, Boynton Beach

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

March Tips

Keith's Corner: Examine your landscaping for areas that need improvement
This is the perfect time of year to do a walk through of your property, and evaluate which (if any) areas need improvement. Examine plants and turf for insects, especially for the presence of aphids on new growth. Catching any insect damage early on and treating the area appropriately will prevent widespread damage to the landscape. March is also a perfect time to prune trees and shrubs and to renew or add mulch to landscape beds. If you did not fertilize lawns and palms in February, now is the time to do this! If you have a garden, you can plant warm season vegetables, such as peppers, sweet corn and watermelon. 

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

Keith CarracherPresident
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