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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....

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In a 7 to 4 vote early this morning, the Lakewood City Council approved an ordinance that will severely restrict homeowner association rights to sue developers for shoddy work.  The first ordinance of its type in Colorado, it is likely to face quick legal challenge. The ordinance passed after several amendments were made. We will review these amendments and explain the new law in more detail...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, October 3, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

In follow up to my blog on Monday, I have been advised by Marcia Waters of DORA that DORA is considering a request by CAI to consider the CMCA examination as an alternative to the general portion of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, September 29, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Today I attended the CAI Rocky Mountain Chapter Mountain Conference in Vail. During an afternoon session it was confirmed that it is "almost" official ... DORA will likely be acknowledging that anyone who holds a CMCA, AMS or PCAM from CAI will only be required to take the state specific/Colorado law portion of the test for licensure. 

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The Lakewood City Council is set to hold public hearings on October 13 regarding a proposed city ordinance 0-2014-21 that will make it harder for community associations in Lakewood to sue for...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Monday, September 22, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

On September 12th, HindmanSanchez kick-started this year’s season of giving with the 5th Annual Community Can-Can Canned Food Drive and Sculpture Challenge.  HindmanSanchez partnered with eight teams from community association management firms across Colorado, competing in an event that resulted in a whopping donation of 31,667 pounds of food. Our combined efforts will enable Food Bank of the...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, September 19, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Loura Sanchez was invited to participate in the Community Next: 2020 and Beyond initiative being launched by the Community Associations Institute. Loura will serve on the Association Model Panel,

which is one of four groups that will define and examine factors that are likely to influence associations, their residents, association...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 17, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

On September 11, 2014, I wrote about the proposed bill before the US Congress that would invalidate community association rules and architectural standards regarding

amateur radio antennas and towers.  CAI has sent out a call for action for each of us to contact our appropriate U.S. House of...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

I always wanted a CB radio when I was growing up so that I could have a “handle” and be cool like Smokey and the Bandit.  But, times do change, and instead of hawking out “breaker, breaker”,

I’m now concerned about the Amateur Radio Parity Act that has been introduced by Congressman Adam...

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