Community Associations Miscellaneous

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Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The City of Arvada’s Neighborhood Grant program is designed to help neighbors improve their neighborhoods and better connect with each other.  There are two grants available:



Know Your Neighbor Grants are $100 grants for improving neighborhood relations/communication with things such as clean ups, holiday celebrations, block parties, etc.  These grants are...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, December 2, 2013

Being an association manager is not always filled with lots of recognition for the hours put in to make communities successful.  There is a lot of negativity about the industry and the profession.

  But, with the help of Association Reserves, Inc.,...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, November 15, 2013

In the attached Alert CAI National released today, it outlines what is happening in DC related to increased flood insurance premiums. We know that many communities affected by our recent floods will be concerned about this legislation.

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 12, 2013

With the economy theoretically on the upswing, it is likely we will see more commercial development occurring. Oftentimes, this development isn’t something that residents in your community association want or support as this story points out.

  However, before your...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 11, 2013

As we have discussed in the past, what constitutes the unauthorized practice of law has been a hot issue in Florida and...

Written By David A. Closson | Wednesday, November 6, 2013

In July, the Fort Collins City Council adopted an ordinance, allowing city residents to keep and raise miniature goats within the City.

  Some of the details of the ordinance are as follows:

  • Allows the keeping of two pygmy...
Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Reston Association in Fairfax, Virginia has banned electronic cigarettes in public spaces according to stories in the Washingtonian and Common Ground magazines.  This appears to be the next trend...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Monday, November 4, 2013

The HOA Information and Resource Center will be holding...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

As I look back over this series on Servant Leadership I realized that it was appropriate that I saved this characteristic for last, as I believe it is probably the most important one for a successful servant leader and is achieved by all of the...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, September 24, 2013

If your association has employees you should be aware of the October 1 deadline for notices under the Affordable Care Act.  Under the Affordable Care Act all covered employers must provide notice of insurance coverage options to their employees by October 1, 2013.  However, on September 11, 2013, the Department of Labor indicated that employers would not be fined if they failed to meet this...

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