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CO: Condo fire reveals elevator retrofitting gaps

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

Denver firefighters had to carry air bottles and other heavy equipment from the 10th to the 25th floor after elevators apparently malfunctioned during a high-rise fire in the tony Cheesman Park neighborhood
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VA: Lake Monticello seeks fix for leaky pond

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

However, there isn’t a fast fix. According to the association, a slow leak developed in April through a rusted area in the galvanized metal spillway that was noticed after heavy spring runoff.
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Don’t expect HOA to take care of every problem

Q. My home sits next to a common area. According to the HOA covenants, it is the responsibility of the HOA to maintain the common areas. As it stands now I mow most of the common area beside my home (the HOA’s landscaper only mows about 10 to 15 feet back from the road).

However, the common area behind my home, which consists of thick, heavy brush, is not maintained by anyone. Over the last few months the brush has grown rapidly and is now encroaching into my yard. I contacted the HOA, and they informed me that it is not in the budget for them to maintain this area, and that others within the community with common areas around their homes maintain those areas themselves. I find this in direct contradiction of what the covenants state. Am I correct in my interpretation and assumption that this is the HOA responsibility?The two basic functions of most HOAs are to enforce the community’s restrictive covenants and maintain the common areas.

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