CCIOA Budget Checklist

Date Posted: Friday, December, 1st, 2017

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Regardless of how long the CCIOA budget process has been in existence, it remains a mystery and enigma to many.  As currently written, this budget process only applies to post-CCIOA communities (i.e. those communities created on or after July 1, 1992) but as of July 1, 2018, a portion of… [Read More]

By:  Marc D. Sarmiento, Esq.   Having trouble garnering sufficient owner participation from your community association?  Can’t get more than 5 owners to attend a meeting, much less meet a quorum to conduct association business?  This is all too common for many associations, and it can pose a major obstacle when attempting to amend the… [Read More]

Ballots, Proxies, and Mail Voting

Date Posted: Thursday, November, 2nd, 2017

By: David A. Closson, Esq. Annual homeowner meeting season for many associations is right around the corner. As the time for those meetings approaches, questions commonly arise regarding the use of ballots, proxies, and voting by mail. Such questions are understandable given the somewhat technical nature of the laws governing the use of ballots and… [Read More]

Robert’s Rules: Did Robert Intend They Be Used At Board Meetings?

Date Posted: Thursday, November, 2nd, 2017

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Who is Robert and why do we care about him anyway? His full name was Henry Robert and he was an engineering officer with the U.S. Army. In 1863, Robert discovered the hard way (use your imagination here) that trusting a large assembly to behave and properly conduct itself during… [Read More]

The Nuisance—You Know It When You See It??

Date Posted: Sunday, October, 1st, 2017

By: Elina B. Gilbert, Esq. Many common interest community declarations contain provisions prohibiting “nuisances”, and homeowners and directors alike use these provisions as a “catch-all” category when it comes to annoying people and situations in their communities. But what exactly is a nuisance and how do you know if one exists? For example, it is… [Read More]