In The News…

HOA Battles Wild Pigs

Driving through the Henry Ranch neighborhood, it looks like a massive landscaping project is underway. The grass at many homes seems to have been rototilled, and piles of dirt lie across walkways. But this is no improvement project. It’s the work of a wild pig wrecking crew that is laying waste to yards, and racking up thousands of dollars of damage on nightly raids. Contra Costa Times (California)

Roadwork Dispute

Dozens of Winget Pond neighbors wanting their roads fixed say they don’t know who owns them, and the developer, the state, and the city aren’t claiming ownership and taking responsibility for maintenance. Neighbors say the streets have been cracked years, but potholes started forming about seven months ago, and that’s what prompted their HOA management company to pursue repairs from the developer.  Charlotte WCNC (North Carolina)

 

Florida HOA laws

By mid November, all homeowners associations are required to register with the Department of Business and Professional Registration. Attorney Michael Posner said these new rules are similar to ones that already exist for condos and he expects more rules will follow to bring homeowners associations under as much regulation as a condo. West Palm Beach WPTV (Florida)

High Voltage Lines

A couple dozen homeowners’ association leaders met Thursday night as part of the newly-formed West Frisco Homeowners Coalition.  Together, they’re plotting their next move to fight new high-voltage transmission lines and a substation through Frisco. Frisco WFAA (Texas)

CO Residents Pick up the Pieces
Residents in Colorado are facing huge bills and months of work ahead of them after floods ravaged thousands of homes. Even those who bought flood insurance are discovering their policies don’t cover their entire house, such as a finished basement, or lodging and food while they rebuild. The Denver Post (Colorado)

Must-haves for preparing HOA budgets
Condo associations and homeowners associations in the midst of preparing budgets for the next fiscal year need to ensure they include the right items, such as common expenses by category and reserves intended for repairs, lawyer David Bendoff writes. Before the board adopts a proposed budget, residents must receive a copy and be given at least 30 days to review it, Bendoff writes. Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s