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Running Effective Meetings with Disruptive Owners

One of the most challenging situations that may confront your board during a meeting is handling very disruptive audience members.  For example, what if an owner with strong opinions who’s known for being very outspoken, starts yelling during the meeting?  Fortunately, this kind of disruption is very rare during a well-planned, well-organized and well-run meeting.  So, the key is advanced planning to handle the worst situation that may arise.

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How Annoying?

When it comes to curtailing disruptive behavior inside and outside your community, don’t underestimate the power of state nuisance laws.

Imagine that your community is located in a quiet part of town, far off the highway and miles from traffic-heavy secondary roads. Then imagine that someone buys the undeveloped land down the street and builds a motocross track. From early morning until dark, bikes roar around the turns and over the jumps, filling your neighborhood—and your residents’ homes—with deafening noise. You assume that the track violates a city or county law, such as a noise or zoning ordinance—only to learn that your local municipality has no statutes that would stop the track. What do you do?

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How Annoying?

When it comes to curtailing disruptive behavior inside and outside your community, don’t underestimate the power of state nuisance laws.

Imagine that your community is located in a quiet part of town, far off the highway and miles from traffic-heavy secondary roads. Then imagine that someone buys the undeveloped land down the street and builds a motocross track. From early morning until dark, bikes roar around the turns and over the jumps, filling your neighborhood—and your residents’ homes—with deafening noise. You assume that the track violates a city or county law, such as a noise or zoning ordinance—only to learn that your local municipality has no statutes that would stop the track. What do you do?

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HOA Health Check

Give Your Association A Checkup

How healthy is your HOA? Do your meetings feel lifeless and listful or is are they full of energy and fresh ideas? Do you have a healthy mix of volunteers and representatives giving regular input or is the turnover rate making your head spin?

Just like having a healthy...

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