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Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?

A reader writes, “The association has 1,539 homes. The development is 25 years old. The bylaws and covenants have not been updated since 1987. The developer left in 1999. There are warring factions–ones that want the HOA but don’t want the $35 a month dues to go up, and the other faction that wants the HOA to dissolve.

Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?Discussion Forum Follow-Up: Is HOA Dissolution or Receivership the Answer?

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FL: HB 5005 would open Florida to abuses from the past

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

My rabbi in Ohio, where we lived before moving to Florida, asked our class, “Why these Ten Commandments?” Our spirited discussion led us to the answer: Because it’s what the people were doing at the time. The Commandments spoke to the existing evils.
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Conducting Meetings

It’s the monthly board meeting, and you’re meeting in the kitchen of the president’s home. The first item on the agenda? Chaos. As the secretary reviews the minutes, Little Jimmy, the president’s three-year-old son, bangs a drum and parades around the table. Older son Joey fights with his sister over the television, which is only slightly louder than an Apollo moon launch. Freida, the treasurer, continually leaves the table to grab doughnuts, while Fred, a homeowner whose voice is actually louder than the TV, lobbies for approval of his Brady Bunch garden gnomes. With each interruption, the discussion strays to new and unrelated topics–when Freida explains the relationship between pet problems and UFO abductions, the president searches for the agenda, which, unfortunately, was eaten by the dog. Finally, after four hours and 16 minutes, the meeting adjourns, due to a lack of additional doughnuts.

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