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March 2021 Issue
Florida Association News
brought to you by  Campbell Property Management

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Are You a New Board Member? Congrats! Or, Condolences! Here are some Resources to Help Make Your Job Easier!

by Campbell Property Management, February 15, 2021

Did you just start as a new board member in your condominium or homeowner’s association in Florida? Yours is a thankless job, but someone has to do it. At Campbell, we understand how challenging your job as a board member can be. It is impossible to make everyone happy, but that does not mean you should not try. 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.

Bills Impacting Community Associations in 2021 Florida Legislative Session

by  Laura Manning-Hudson, Siegfried Rivera, February 5, 2021

There are several bills being debated by state lawmakers in the current legislative session that will impact Florida community associations. The most significant proposed legislation for associations is also one of the most important for many of the state’s businesses. Read more

Emotional Support Animals: Watch this Virtual CEU Course

by Dan Wasserstein, Esq., Wasserstein, P.A., February 1, 2021

Managing requests from residents or guests for an accommodation for an emotional support animal can be difficult for associations to navigate, especially when the disability is not readily apparent.  However, the State of Florida has recently adopted legislation to assist associations with determining what they can and cannot request from the individual when evaluating the request. Read more

The Membership Poll – The Pros, Cons and Confusion

by Shayla Mount, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 28, 2021

The line between what an association’s board can legally do as a matter of law and what the board should do as a matter of good practice is often blurred without any practical guidance available for well-intentioned directors who want to do the very best they can for their community based upon very often limited information available prior to taking a vote. Read more

Conducting Annual Meetings During COVID-19: Watch the Webinar Now

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 25, 2021

One of the most difficult challenges community associations have dealt with since the COVID-19 outbreak has been how do we conduct our Annual Meeting safely? To alleviate some of the confusion and provide answers to Board Members, we recently conducted an Annual Meetings During COVID-19 Webinar. Read more

What is an RFP, and how it might PREVENT you from getting vendors to bid

by Campbell Property Management, February 16, 2021

Are you having trouble understanding what an RFP is, or getting a grasp of how to create one? Or are you creating very detailed RFPs and scratching your head as to why vendors are not responding to them? If so, you may view the SlideShare below to understand what an RFP is, why some vendors may not be responding to your RFPs, and how to improve your RFPs to get a better response from your vendors. Read more

Amending Governing Documents – Part 1 – Why?

by Jay Roberts, Florida Condo & HOA Law Blog, January 28, 2021

This article is Part I of a two-part series on the vital subject of amending community association governing documents. This article will focus on the common reasons why a community association should consider amending its governing documents.  Part II will focus on how to amend governing documents. Read more

7 Habits of Highly Successful Board Members

by Ashley Dietz Gray, Marketing Director, Campbell Property Management, February 11, 2021

Being on the Board of a Condo or HOA is no easy task. Here are some of the best habits we have seen in the most successful board members we have worked with. To see the “7 Habits of Highly Successful Board Members” presentation where we go through the 7 habits in more detail, join us at one of our upcoming Condo or HOA Board Certification Courses. Read more

“E-Mail Inspection Rights Questioned,” News-Press

by Joseph E. Adams , Becker, February 22, 2021

This is a complicated and open question in the law. The answer may depend on whether the e-mails are stored in the individual directors’ personal devices, or whether the association owns a computer or has an e-mail address where association business is conducted. Read more

Hosting Virtual Meetings via Zoom | What You Need to Know

by Jeffrey Rembaum’s, Esq. of Kaye, Bender, Rembaum, February 9, 2021

The most asked question of 2020 is this: Can our association host our board and annual meetings using Zoom or another similar virtual/electronic platform? There is no doubt that technology will always advance faster than legislation. In fact, advances in technology seem to take place in light speed whereM as advances in legislation seem to travel at the speed of your average turtle. Read more


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For additional courses happening in 2021, please click below to view our event calendar:
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March Tips

Shane's Spot: Don't let your plants get thirsty!

Dry season is still among us heading into March, so above all make sure that your plants are well hydrated. A drip irrigation system and a thick layer of mulch will help to keep your plants hydrated. Temperatures are starting to creep back up here in South Florida, which means more insect activity. Make sure to monitor your landscaping for insects as well. Finally, if you did not fertilize your lawn in February, make sure to do so this month!
As always, remember to install your sod green side up!

Shane HumblePresident

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