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/ Owner - July 1, 2012
  • Kansas Association Votes to Amend HOA Voting Procedures
    The Board of Directors of Forest Lakes Master Association sought to amend the HOA voting procedures set forth in the Association’s Declaration. The Board requested all members vote in person or by proxy at the meeting they called to consider the amendment. With concern that they would not get full participation, the Board also announced that if they did not get enough votes at the meeting, they would go door-to-door for 30 days following the meeting to get the required two-third’s vote to approve the amendment.   Read the article………………………..
  • Improper Association Governing Document Amendments – How Expensive is it When You Do it Wrong? VERY
    Not following ALL of the required procedures when preparing amendments to your association governing documents can be VERY expensive. Take the time, money and effort to do it right.  Read the article………………………..
  • The Million Dollar Flower Pot Fiasco
    No matter how innocent or small the violation, never underestimate the possibility of it blowing up and costing both the association and owner far more money than it ever should have. Case in point: Avignon Villa Homes and Mr. Jim Hildebrand. This dispute involves a Kansas community where an owner decided to fight for his right and freedom to install various improvements without going through the required architectural approval process or following the rules in the community.     Read the article………………….
  • 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 questions of “Should Bob steal from Jack?” or “Should Jack lie to his boss?”
  • Transition
  • Strategic Planning
    Strategic Planning
  • Reserve Studies/Management
    Reserve Studies/Management
  • Green Communities
    Green Communities
  • Governance
  • Community Security
    Community Security
  • Financial Operations
    Financial Operations
  • Energy Efficiency
    Energy Efficiency
  • Community Harmony & Spirit
    Community Harmony & Spirit
  • 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 informed consensus.
  • 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 local CAI chapters.    Read more…….
  • 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, simply modify or delete items as appropriate. http://communityassociations.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/so_now_youre_on_the_board.pdf  
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