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  • Neighbor suing Park City Planning Commission chair alleges HOA cover-up (UT) February 13, 2024
    Bob Theobald filed suit against Park City Planning Commission Chair Sarah Hall and her husband Gerry in May 2023, alleging they violated building and land use rules while renovating their 7-acre property in Park Meadows.  Theobald is also suing city hall, saying it didn’t provide proper oversight and adequate enforcement.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Park City Council rejects HOA request to prohibit nightly rentals in city code (UT) February 3, 2024
    In 2008 the Bald Eagle Club in upper Deer Valley prohibited nightly rentals through its homeowner association bylaws. A proposed ordinance on the council’s agenda Thursday would have taken it a step further and enshrined the neighborhood’s nightly rental ban in city code. Read the article…………………………….
  • Heber City look to HOAs to govern short-term rentals (UT) December 24, 2023
    Heber City residents using their houses as short-term rentals could lose their business licenses if their neighborhoods’ homeowners associations have rules against the practice.   Read the article………………………….
  • Former Utah HOA treasurer pleads guilty to embezzling $232,000 November 3, 2023
    Federal prosecutors say a southern Utah woman pleaded guilty to abusing her former position as a homeowners association (HOA) treasurer to embezzle about $232,000.   Read the article……………………………….
  • Utah judge orders trial for registered sex offender charged with failing to disclose HOA presidency October 23, 2023
    A Utah County judge ordered a convicted child sex offender who is required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life to stand trial on charges he failed to disclose he was president of his homeowner’s association.     Read the article………………………………..
  • Residents of Centerville condos had 6th fire in 10 years this past weekend (UT) October 3, 2023
    Almost a year ago to the day, a fire broke out in her building, which is across from the building that burned on Sunday night. In fact, she said this weekend’s fire is the third in the last three years.  Another neighbor, who declined to be interviewed on camera, reported six fires since she moved in 10 years ago. It’s a situation that has residents fearful of what could happen to them.   Read the article…………………………..
  • Approximately 25 people displaced after condo fire in Centerville (UT) October 2, 2023
    Approximately 25 people were displaced by a fire that damaged 10 units at a Centerville condominium, according to officials.   Read the article……………………………….

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  • Getting Your Utah HOA Community Ready for the Spring Thaw
    Winter is one of the most beautiful and exciting times to live in Utah. We have majestic mountains with stunning vistas, over 22 million acres of public land, and abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation during our long winter season.   Read the article…………………………….
  • From Tragedy Comes Opportunities to Give Back
    Sometimes, a small gesture of kindness and community can mean a lot to those affected by natural disasters. Following the deadly wildfires that tore through the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii, in early August, many in the community association industry wanted to show their support to Maui homeowners displaced by the fires. The wildfires are considered to be the deadliest in modern U.S. history, according to The Washington Post.   Read the article……………………………..
  • HOAs Must Understand Use and Power of Contracts
    The board of directors in a homeowners association (HOA) is responsible for the functionality and governance of the community. One of the powers and duties delegated to the board of directors is the power to negotiate and enter into contracts, which is highly significant to the operation and bylaws of an HOA.   Read the article………………………..
  • Bringing the Strategic Power of One-Degree Shifts to Your HOA Board Meetings
    Running an HOA board meeting is no simple task–it’s easy to get caught in the weeds and risk losing track of time or missing an important topic. Determining all of the things that need to be discussed and decided upon can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.   Read the article………………………..
  • ChatGPT’s Opinion About HOAs (UT)
    (Very interesting) I recently tried ChatGPT for the first time and decided to find out what computers think about homeowners associations. As Thomas Kuhn has been attributed as saying, The answers you get depend on the questions you ask.” So if you like HOAs, you may get positive answers. If you don’t like HOAs, I’m sure ChatGPT can help validate your concerns. Below are three prompts I inputted to ChatGPT and the responses I received. Enjoy.   Read the article………………………..
  • Addressing the Ongoing Issue of Aging Infrastructure in HOAs (UT)
    Nothing stays new. Over time, things age, including infrastructure, and HOAs need to be prepared for this. Many HOAs run into problems because of aging infrastructure issues. Oftentimes, by the time HOAs realize there is an issue, they don’t have enough funding available, so they have temporary fixes completed. Sometimes these issues also get put aside until they grow into problems that can’t be ignored.   Read the article………………………..
  • The Value of Professional Intermediaries: Don’t Turn HOA Issues into Safety Issue
    Homeowners association (HOA) disputes or enforcement should not require personal, face-to-face, confrontation with members. A recent tragedy in Florida underscores the risk of confrontations in the HOA context. It is alleged that on December 3, 2022, 75-year-old Hugh Hootman shot and killed his HOA president and her husband, Ginger and Henry Wallace, who were both in their 80s.  Read the article………………………..

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