94th Arkansas General Assembly/NPDES Permits: Property/Homeowner Associations Exemptions

This statutory provision provides certain exemptions from the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) or state permits for nonmunicipal domestic sewage treatment works. The legislation would add (vi) to the exemptions from (C): (vi) A property owners’ association or homeowners’ association that operates a nonmunicipal domestic sewage treatment works that services a […]

Changes in Arkansas Law 2021

Act 253 allows Arkansas corporations to hold annual or special shareholder meetings through remote communication and requires guidelines and procedures governing remote shareholders’ meetings. It also provides verified shareholders and proxy holders who are not physically present at a shareholders’ meeting to have a reasonable opportunity to participate in the meeting, be deemed present at […]

Trafalgar Stump Dump: Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Addresses Bella Vista Property Owners Association, Inc.’s Request for Hearing to Set Aside Consent Administrative Order (AR)

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (“Commission”) addressed at its January 24th meeting a request by the Bella Vista Property Owners Association (“POA”) that it conduct an adjudicatory hearing to review the Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) issued by the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) in the matter […]

CAI Best Practices: Ethics

Simply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing” is not always straightforward. For example, most ethical dilemmas in the workplace are not simply […]

From Good to Great: Principles for Community Association Success

Every community has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and core  principles. Good associations  preserve the character of  their communities, protect  property values and meet  the established expectations of homeowners. Great  associations also cultivate  a true sense of community,  promote active homeowner  involvement and create a  culture of […]

Introduction to Community Association Living

Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program Community volunteer leaders and members can maximize the benefits of community association living by better understanding the history, purpose, and function of community associations. One way to do so is by participating in the Center for Community Association Volunteers’ (CCAV) Community Volunteer Leadership Development Program – offered online or by […]

So Now You’re On the Board

The first steps to superior board performance are clarifying your board’s job and then following through with appropriate plans, actions and evaluation of results. The checklists presented here are intended to assist you in those tasks. They cover a significant number of your responsibilities. The checklists will apply to virtually any association. To use them, […]