Board of Directors

5
Feb

Board Member Best Practices

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5
Feb

Senate Bill 323 – New Election Law

Keep these Board Member Best Practices in mind to aid you in your success as a diligent and effective Board Member.  Questions or feedback can be submitted to PMP’s own Dr. HOA at mailto:DrHOA@pmprollc.com    

23
Apr

Neighbor-to-Neighbor Disputes: Doing Nothing May No Longer be an Option

HUD Rule Changes How HOA’s Address Neighbor Disputes Historically, Associations have avoided interjecting in neighbor-to-neighbor disputes. Heavy walking, loud parties, surround sound systems, and slamming doors were just a few of the commonly voiced resident complaints, and up until now, the response from most Association Boards was that the residents must settle these matters amongst themselves. Effective October, 2016, The

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9
Oct

Who Runs the Show?

Board Members should embrace their respective Board positions. Overview Board Members are the elected Directors and Officers of the corporation, responsible for Association governance, overseeing the Association’s operations, and enforcing the Association’s governing documents. Too often, the perception is that these fiduciary duties have been delegated to management, which is not healthy for the Association, its members, or management. Board

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19
Oct

Conducting Association Business Between Board Meetings: The Do’s and Don’ts

We get it, oftentimes it feels like Association action items are piling up faster than you’re able to get through them. Board Meeting agendas are too long and meetings last longer than many would like. Wouldn’t it be easier if your Board could simply discuss Association business and make decisions between Board Meetings? Of course it would! But in most

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7
Aug

THE REAL PURPOSE OF BOARD MEETINGS

Understanding the Intended Purpose of Board Meetings March, 2017 We’ve all either experienced or heard nightmares about Board Meetings that are overtaken by unruly, and sometimes downright belligerent, Homeowner Forums. Aggressive residents hurling accusations and insults at Board Members, Association vendors, and often other residents, that proves to not only be inappropriate, but unproductive. Such behavior and discourse leaves me

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1
Oct

Can homeowners associations stop noisy retailers?

I live in a community adjacent to a small commercial center with several retailers, including a dry cleaner and several restaurants. The dry cleaner is a fairly new tenant and the noise of the machines creates a nuisance during daytime hours. One of the restaurants has a bar that is open really late on the weekends, creating a nuisance at

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17
Sep

Associations Have Right to File Lien

I was contacted by my mortgage company that my homeowners association filed a lien on my house for outstanding assessments. I never even received a notice from the HOA! Admittedly, I fell behind on my HOA assessments after I was laid off from my job, but is it legal for the HOA to lien my house? Wouldn’t there be a

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4
Sep

Better to submit to review process

I recently moved into a new community and I am in the process of working with landscape architects to redo my front yard.  Our association has a review and approval process before we can make any changes to our property, but the application is long, complicated and requires that I get my neighbor to approve the design first.  My neighbor

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27
Aug

Tips to increase your HOA value

There is obviously very little I can do about the recession and depreciating home values, but are there things that I could be doing, or our neighborhood can do to increase the value or appeal of our community? How can we set ourselves apart from all of the other communities through the valley? David B. Home values are on everyone’s

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