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Elections Made Easy

 Want to ensure your next election goes smoothly? Just follow these 11 steps.

The annual meeting was one that homeowners in the Long Beach, Calif., community wouldn’t soon forget – and not for good reasons.  Registration alone took more than an hour.  Homeowner’s didn’t know where to sign in.  Ballots were distributed to residents who had already voted by mail.  Out of frustration, some people began screaming at the board.

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If You Fail to Plan, You Plan To Fail

“If You Fail to Plan, You Plan To Fail”

You may have heard the saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. This statement especially applies to community associations because of the high levels of knowledge and expertise required to perform the required duties of the association. Board and committee members volunteer their personal time to serve the association, and management tools are imperative to meet the goals of the community as expeditiously and productively as possible. An annual operating plan will assist in accomplishing these goals.

An annual operating plan for the coming year is a schedule of events and responsibilities that defines and describes actions to be completed in order to accomplish the goals and objectives. The operating plan ensures that all involved know what needs to be completed, defines the timeline for actions and allows for monitoring as well as a proactive approach to managing the community.

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How to Organize an HOA Block Party

Neighbors used to be best of friends. They plan vacation together and they are comfortable when their children are next door. However, that closeness is no longer present in most neighborhoods today. Families are too busy to even get to know their neighbors better. Some do not even bother to welcome new movers in the community. This is because of the demands of time. A stop at a neighbor’s door to make an introduction seems like a waste of time. If you do not want this to happen to your community, why not organize a neighborhood block party?
 
Organizing a neighborhood block party is not easy. However, with a few tricks, you will surely pull it off. Here are some tips.

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VA: Homeowners win round one against Woodland Pond

News items of national interest regarding Condominium and Homeowner associations, compiled by the Community Associations Network

The Woodland Pond Homeowners’ Association lost its court case against two rogue homeowners last month, but the association is appealing the decision to Chesterfield Circuit Court. No court date has been set to hear the appeal
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