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

FAN's Featured Blog Post

Get a Reserve Study of Your Condos and HOAs For a Better Budget

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

Do you find that your Association constantly has unexpected repair or replacement costs that you don’t have money budgeted for? If so, it may be a good idea for your Board to look into having a reserve study done for your community. I recently spoke with Will Simons, RS, President of the Florida office for Association Reserves. 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.

Virus Still Raising Questions For Associations

by Joseph Adams, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 24, 2020

On March 9, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52 declaring a state of emergency for the State of Florida regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. That order remains in effect and has relevance to the frequently debated scope of “emergency powers” available to community association boards under the applicable housing statutes. Read more 

Governing Document Amendments In Light Of COVID-19

by Jeffrey Rembaum’s, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, August 11,2020

As a result of the unexpected COVID-19 crisis and its ramifications on Florida’s community associations, there are lessons that can be learned. Early on, an unexpected issue many community associations faced was whether the board could rely on the emergency powers set out in the Florida Statutes to help protect both residents and property alike during this time of uncertainty (the “emergency power legislation”).  Read more

Meet the Director: Larry Orbach

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, August 12, 2020

Larry Orbach is the President of the Seven Bridges Homeowners Association, a luxury community located in Delray Beach, Florida. Seven Bridges consists of 701 units and over 3,000 residents. Larry has resided at Seven Bridges for five years since the development of the community. Prior to the Homeowners association taking over from GL Homes on August 1st, Larry was on the GL controlled Board for about three years. Read more

What to Do When a Vendor Damages Association Property


by Benjamin T. Johnson, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, August 26, 2020

Service providers often cause property damage in community associations. Imagine a furniture delivery driver in a rush to make his next appointment, clipping your community’s security gate and taking a portion of it down the road, or a garbage truck leaking hydraulic fluid on your community roadways, leaving permanent stains. What should your association do when such damages occur? There is no perfect answer, but this guide may help your association navigate a run-in with vendor-caused property damage. Read more

Do’s and Dont’s For Major Clubhouse Renovations

By Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, August 18, 2020

Earlier this year, Coral Lakes completed a multi-million dollar renovation project of their 72,000 square foot, two-story clubhouse in Boynton Beach, Florida. The renovation began in June of 2019 to modernize the clubhouse. The exterior was maintained as-is, but the interior was completely renovated. New carpeting, flooring, lighting, and furniture were added to give the clubhouse a more contemporary look. Read more

6 Tools to Fine-Tune your Committees

By Campbell Property Management, August 6, 2020

Are your committee meetings not running how you would like them to? Do the committee members have a clear understanding of the goals of the committee and their obligations as committee members? We have put together a list of 6 tools that, if implemented, will fine-tune your committees so that they run more effectively. Read more

All About Reserves: Watch these 2 Virtual CEU Courses on Reserve Funding

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, August 20, 2020

Maintaining and contributing to Reserve funds is specifically designated within the Florida Statutes as a means of planning and preparing financially for maintenance, repair, and replacement of common area assets in a community association. Separate from an association’s Operating account, Reserve accounts are to be used for specific types of expenses, and not co-mingled with the association’s normal Operating account. Read more

A Creative Way To Safely Interact with Your Residents During COVID-19

By Diego Hernandez, Marketing Assistant, Campbell Property Management, August 21,2020

If you are restricting traffic to your onsite office, but still want to be available to your residents, here is a creative solution! At Whitehall Condominium in Boca Raton, the initial solution to limit residents from entering the office was to keep the door shut. However, after doing so they received many complaints from residents that felt like the office was no longer available to them for questions or concerns. Read more‚Äč

Fun Fridays: Free Tools for At-Home Fun & Learning

by Sarah Wattick, Converged Services Inc, August 7, 2020

Having trouble finding at-home activities to keep your children entertained? Converged Services has gathered their favorite (fun!) educational resources to help parents & kids navigate the new normal. Click Here to access the collection of free resources and activities, including custom coloring pages and virtual museum visits which CSI has compiled for your enjoyment!  Read More


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September Tips

Shane's Spot: Hurricane season going strong!

September comes with lots of rain and the remaining possibility of some strong storms. This year has already seen a record number of named storms, so be prepared. With all the rain coming down, make sure that your irrigation systems are providing adequate coverage and that the sensors are functioning to avoid water waste and water buildup. Make sure to check if there has been any water buildup so that you can avoid mosquito farms.

Shane HumblePresident

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