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Written By Ashley M. Nichols | Tuesday, February 26, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Owners in your community may frequently request that the board forgive their debt.  Can, and should, the board do this?  First of all, as many of you are aware, the Board has a fiduciary duty to collect assessments on behalf of the association.  That includes the ability to not only assess late fees and interest on delinquent accounts, but to also collect on late fees and interest, as well as...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, February 21, 2013 | State Legislation

As the Colorado legislative season continues to move on, the legislatures continue to seek areas to improve the Colorado Common Interest Act and associated statutes.  Senators Carroll, Giron and Schwartz and Representative Fields sponsored...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, February 15, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Last month, the City of Fort Collins City Council unanimously adopted a new Parking Plan which incorporates technology-based ideas such as the electric vehicle public charging stations pilot program, and providing pay-by-cell phone options to allow customers to extend parking time beyond the two-hour limit (...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, February 14, 2013 | State Legislation

HB 13-1137, a bill aimed at eliminating restrictions that prevent a board of county commissioners from removing weeds, is making its way through the legislative process.  The bill has been amended to indicate that a lien shall be placed on a property for the cost of weed removal.

As...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | State Legislation

The Great Colorado Homeowners Insurance Reform Act of 2013 has been introduced and is moving its way through committee to save the day.  In its current form, the Insurance Reform Act contains a number of provisions that are geared towards...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Friday, February 8, 2013 | Legislative Miscellaneous

The Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) released its...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 | State Legislation

Last week, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) published proposed changes to the rules regulating to towing of motor vehicles, which could significantly impact community associations.  CAI published a...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Tuesday, February 5, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

The Fort Collins City Council is scheduled to hear from Fort Collins city staff on whether low-level residential restrictions should be imposed at its meeting today.  The restrictions would take effect April 1, if approved.  Level 1 water restrictions allow watering only two days per week and on a schedule.

The restrictions bar watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and...

Written By Debra Oppenheimer | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Court Decisions

A homeowner in Buffalo New York failed to maintain her patio in a clean manner and neighbors decided to help her out by cleaning the patio while she was away on a trip.  In return for their help, Ms. Taylor called the police and filed multiple lawsuits including claims that the Association had violated her rights under the Fair Housing Act.

  Ms. Taylor first made claim with...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, February 1, 2013 | State Legislation

As promised 2013 is turning out to be a very busy year for legislation involving or concerning Homeowners Associations.  In what seems to be a bill-a-week cycle, most recently SB 13-126 was introduced that requires every common interest...

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