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  • Residents anxious about future of closed Legacy Golf Club (NV) July 24, 2017 Henderson residents living in homes surrounding the recently purchased Legacy Golf Club are voicing displeasure about its closure and uncertainty about future uses.  Tom Sarnelli, a board member of the Grand Legacy Homeowners Association, told members of the Henderson City Council last week that he has been inundated concerns from residents upset about the golf club’s purchase on July 3 and its closure the next day.     Read the article…………..
  • Pool in Green Run closed after people shocked, taken to hospital July 17, 2017 The Green Run Homes Association closed the Clubhouse Pool after people said they were shocked in the water at a party on Saturday.  The association told residents through an online portal that people cleared out of the pool immediately and that lifeguards started assessing and caring for those affected until paramedics arrived.    Read the article…………….
  • Bank looks to foreclose on Valley View Golf Course (AR) July 17, 2017 A bank has asked a judge to foreclose on the multimillion-dollar Valley View golf course that has been embroiled in lawsuits and environmental complaints for years.  The Bank of Fayetteville filed a lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court on June 9 to foreclose on 140 acres that make up the Golf Club at Valley View.    Read the article……….
  • Pool crashers popping up around the Valley (AZ) July 15, 2017 You’ve heard of “wedding crashers.” But here in the Valley, it’s a different kind of crasher that’s making a splash!  “From time to time, we do get calls from residents in apartment complexes or condos that there are people that they don’t recognize in their pools,” explains Sgt. Alan Pfohl with the Phoenix Police Department.  We’re calling them “pool crashers” and it seems like people all over the Valley have a story!    Read the article……………
  • Ocean Pines flares up as adults-only pool opens to children (MD) July 14, 2017 The threats included demands for refunds on association fees, lawsuits and voting association members out of office.  During the hottest week of the year so far, some Ocean Pines residents lost their cool after the association’s Board of Directors opened the Oasis pool at the Yacht Club to children Monday.  Others thought the change was a great idea, because Oasis is more convenient to food and drink concessions at the Yacht Club.   Read the article…………..
  • 6 Tips about Proper Pool Maintenance for your HOA July 11, 2017 It’s midsummer now, and HOA pools everywhere are open. The pool is a high maintenance community feature. When it comes to proper pool maintenance for your HOA and money-saving tips, what you don’t know might just surprise you. The following are six tips on pool maintenance and on saving on the operating costs of your community’s pool.    Read the article…………..
  • Ocean Pines Board rules it’s OK to have children at Yacht Club pool (MD) July 10, 2017 Ocean Pines approved allowing children to use the adults-only pool at the Yacht Club, officials announced Monday, causing a major uproar with some residents who felt a child-free pool was a selling point for them to come to the community in the first place more than 30 years ago.    Read the article……………
  • Will the circle be unbroken: Walden Lake golf course gets a trim, new plan for the future (FL) July 1, 2017 Mowing, among other improvements, has begun around the golf course at Walden Lake.  It’s become part of a routine that could soon end. The grass at Walden Lake Golf and Country Club gets a little too long, the city says something about it, the grass gets cut.  “We go through this every year about the same time,” Code Enforcement Manager Tray Towles said. “I will give him (course manager Lynn Archibald) credit. He has done a pretty outstanding job of ...
  • No Lifeguard on Duty? HOA Members and Neighbors on Duty (AZ) June 27, 2017 Summer is officially here. A few years ago, I witnessed the heroic efforts of a bystander revive a young child that nearly drowned at a community pool. Needless to say, as a mother to two young children, I was rattled to the core by the events of that day. Pool safety is something we all need to keep an eye on.   Read the article…………..
  • Homeowners buy Royal Tee Golf Course in Cape Coral; hire director (FL) June 23, 2017 The Cape Royal Homeowners Association has taken going green to a whole other level.  The members bought and are renovating the former Royal Tee Golf Club in Cape Royal, hoping to open the 27-hole course to the public and keep their lush views of rolling greens pristine.   Read the article…………..
  • Pool Guidelines June 19, 2017 Time to cool down and make a splash! Summer means pool time for many community associations. Are your pool guidelines in line with the Fair Housing Act (FHA)? Check the FHA blog for specifics:   Read the article…………..     Read the FHA Guidelines…………..
  • How Condo and Co-op Communities Take Advantage of Outdoor Environs June 15, 2017 Most people don’t usually think of New York City for its ample greenery. Crowds, traffic, and tall buildings–there’s a reason why it’s usually referred to as a “concrete jungle”. While the Big Apple has its lovely parks, including the most famous one Central Park, there are actually myriad lovely outdoor spaces throughout the boroughs waiting to be frequented by denizens young and old.  In fact, proximity to open spaces that provide a glimpse of nature and the tranquility that comes ...
  • Insurance Basics: Protecting Your Community Pool June 7, 2017 Swimming pools are one of the most common, and most desirable, amenities in managed communities. Whether your pool is an Olympic-sized fitness lover’s dream, a resort-style oasis or a rooftop paradise, your pool is an important feature for your residents that enhances their lifestyles every day.  Pools are also, unfortunately, an accident-prone area. In the event of an incident at your swimming pool, a lack of insurance, or a gap in your insurance coverage, can be devastating to your association’s ...
  • Closed Adobe Creek golf course in rough times (CA) June 3, 2017 When Robert DeCelles bought his home adjacent to the Adobe Creek Golf Course in east Petaluma, he savored his picturesque view on the fourth fairway of the verdant green links.  Now, as he sits on his patio on the late spring evenings, it’s not uncommon to see rats skittering along the fence line that divides his home from a course that he says is overgrown with weeds. Those rodents have infested his property and even his car’s engine compartment. An ...
  • Why Are HOA Reservations Such a Pain? May 31, 2017 Common amenities are the reason many home buyers choose to live in common interest communities. they have visions of relaxing by the pool, family reunions at the park pavilion, and movie night with friends in the clubhouse theater. But sharing these common facilities with hundreds of neighbors can be challenging. That’s where HOA reservations come in.  To get the most out of these amenities many HOA’s find it necessary to take reservations for these common amenities. HOA reservations serve and ...
  • Judge: Creekside Golf Club can close, be turned into housing (OR) May 26, 2017 Creekside Golf Club’s neighbors have lost a year-long legal battle to keep the 18-hole championship course from closing and being developed into housing.  A post on the association’s web site said the board disagrees with the ruling and is considering an appeal. The association budgeted $240,000 for legal costs this year, nearly half its total budget.    Read the article……………
  • Safety inspections delay openings of some Triangle pools (NC) May 23, 2017 Some community swimming pools across the Triangle may not be open in time for Memorial Day weekend after electrical inspections uncovered problems.  Regular electrical inspections at swimming pools are not required by law, but several homeowners associations are following the recommendation of the NC Dept. Of Health and Human Services to have a licensed electrician inspect their pools and evaluate the safety of the electrical systems.     Read the article………….
  • Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season May 23, 2017 At the start of summer, associations should evaluate their pool rules and procedures in addition to conducting all of the necessary inspections of their pools, spas and related equipment.  With the help of qualified professionals, the inspections should include all pools and pool equipment as well as the surrounding amenities, including gates, fences, signs, locker rooms, etc.    Read the article…………….
  • Cape condo complex’s pool barrier fails inspection again (FL) May 22, 2017 The barrier installed around a Cape Coral pool where two children drowned last week failed inspection again.  The city says there was an issue with the new barrier’s main gate.  This comes as officials with the Florida Department of Health confirm they closed the same pool back in February due to water quality issues, weeks after neighbors say the initial pool barriers were removed.      Read the article…………….
  • Pair of siblings drown in pool at Cape Coral condo complex (FL) May 16, 2017 Two children drowned in a pool at a Cape Coral condo complex late Monday night, according to an incident report obtained by ABC7.  It happened at the Aurora Townhouse Condos located at 1330 SW 47th Terrace just before 10:30 p.m.  When police arrived, they found a man in the parking lot saying his kids had drowned in the pool. The responding officer immediately began CPR on a male child who was laying in the parking lot.     Read the article…………..

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