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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

HindmanSanchez is pleased to share the news that our client, Carbondale’s River Valley Ranch Homeowners Association, was selected by The Colorado Community Association as its 2014 HOA of the year.  This is the first time a Western Slope association has received this award.  The awards were announced at the annual Community Associations Institute conference held in Denver on November 5th. ...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I just read an article out of Florida about board member education.  While we do not have mandatory board member education, CCIOA does encourage board members to obtain education and the expenses of that education can and should be covered by the association.  Serving on a board is a big responsibility. Oftentimes, a board is responsible for a million dollar or more budget.

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I don’t get it.  We are bombarded with new laws being imposed to promote and encourage new condominium development but then a book entitled Escaping Condo Jail comes out explaining how condominiums are not the answer to the American dream because of the high risks involved.  As soon as I read the book I’m sure I’ll have more to say on whether...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

While we have heard a lot about the Lakewood ordinance dealing with efforts to curtail construction defect lawsuits, little has been written about the Town of Parker ordinance also attempting to control defect suits by condominium associations.  On November 3, 2014 the Town of Parker approved Ordinance No. 3.286.2 which adds Section 13.07....

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

As we all know from our recent blogs as well as media stories in the past month new condominium projects in Colorado are at a pivotal point.  Economic development goals are pushing for more condominiums to be built, especially in urban, mass-transit focused areas.  Stable, vibrant condominium associations need well-built, good quality condominiums.  Thus, some may say this has produced a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 17, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

We have been asked to make a report available online that would allow you to see the history of closed maters.  It is NOW available.  Below is snapshot of the screen. Just choose the “Closed Collection Status” or “Closed Covenant Status” option and you can select any date range you would like. 

 
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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 10, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Since many of our readers may be gearing up for manager licensing in 2015 by obtaining their CMCA designation through CAI, we thought you might want to know when CAI has M100 courses scheduled.

The M100 course is a pre-requisite to taking the CMCA exam.  Currently, there are five M100 classes scheduled in Colorado for 2015:...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 4, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

It's easy to be negative. It's easy to focus on what is wrong or what needs improvement. But negativity doesn't inspire. You need to tell a story. What is your association's story? Tell the truth and listen to what people are really saying, you might be surprised.

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Court Decisions

The Colorado Supreme Court has accepted certiorari in the case of Pulte Home Corporation v. Countryside Community Association.  Opening briefs as well as a motion to allow an amicus (friend of the court) brief by the Home Builders Association have already been filed. The main issue is what constitutes a proper annexation of property and how an annexation can be accomplished.  The decision of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | State Legislation

If you have hired a new employee this month or intend to do so make sure you complete the new "Affirmation of Legal Work Status" form within 20 calendar days of hire.  Colorado's employment verification law has been in effect for over seven years and this new form is not significantly different from the prior form.   All public and private employers are required to complete the form....

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