New ADA Pool Accessibility Standards: What HOAs Need to Know – Article by Molly Foley-Healy

We have been hearing a lot of buzz out in the HOA world about the new Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) regulations relating to pool accessibility standards. Many associations are confused about whether these new standards apply to their communities, what exactly the pool accessibility standards require and when modifications to pools and spas must be … Continue reading

Why We STILL Need to Recycle Fluorescent Lamps – Article by Dionne Petitpas

So why do I need to recycle my lamps?  Do we really have to?  Is there an easy way to do it? These are questions many Board members and HOAs ask when thinking about fluorescent lamp recycling, and it’s understandable. A tough economy is forcing many of us to trim budgets, raising the question of … Continue reading

11 Common Irrigation Errors – Article by David Wickham & Associates, Inc.

Every landscape and/or irrigation professional truly believes that they know what they are doing when it comes to designing, installing and maintaining irrigation systems. However, virtually many of these professionals have gaps in their irrigation training and knowledge. In fact, some people simply never learned the proper way to begin with. As a result, they … Continue reading

AMENDING GOVERNING DOCUMENTS – IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE PAINFUL!! – Article by Beth Grimm

Were your governing documents drafted before 1995? Is the Developer out of the project? Do your documents seem to relate to some other association? Are some of the provisions absurd, obsolete or unenforceable? Are your CC&Rs impossible to understand? To interpret? Are you baffled by your Bylaws? Are there conflicting provisions in your documents? Discriminatory … Continue reading

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Have a “Q”? Because we have your “A” – An amazing complied list of HOA Q & A – Article by hoaqanda.com

    JUSTIFIED EXPENDITURES Q.  Can the board of directors of our association spend association funds on what amounts to a political issue? The board wants to spend funds to stop a nearby development, based on the belief that it will harm the value of homes in our community. A.  Absent a prohibition in the … Continue reading

Protect Board Members from Personal Liability – Article by Robert M. DeNichilo

We all know that Board members volunteer their time, often putting in many hours per week for the betterment of their communities. While most homeowners are grateful for the work done by the members of their Board of Directors (and community managers!), there are times when the actions taken by the Board, or by individual … Continue reading

The Association Calendar: Guide to Important Dates – Article by Neighborhoodlink.com

As board members change from year to year, it can be difficult to keep track of due dates for various association responsibilities . . . such as when the association audit should be completed, when the sprinklers were last checked, when the annual meeting should be held according to the governing documents, or when legal … Continue reading

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance 101 – Article by Patrick Prendiville

    Article by Patrick Prendiville So you just moved into your new home in a community association. You’re having a great time meeting your neighbors, spending time by the pool and taking walks throughout at sunset. Being that you have some time on your hands, you figure you’ll help out some and volunteer for the … Continue reading

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