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The Florida HOA Process, Explained

Yes Elections

Florida is no exception. Each state has its own laws dictating the process by which homeowners associations (HOA) elect board members.

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What Can Be Done to Fight the COVID-19 Surge in Florida?

AssociationChat

Justin Senior was named Chief Executive Officer for the Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida effective January 7, 2019. Before joining the Safety Nets, Senior served as the Secretary at Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration, from October 2016 to January 2019.

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Florida’s condo reserves law will ‘end up bankrupting a lot of people’

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A ‘Mornings with Maria’ panel discusses how Florida’s newest safety requirements for high-rise condos and apartments will impact homeowners. Watch the video discussion…………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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Statement on Passage of Florida SB 7072

InternetAssociation

Internet Association’s Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs Robert Callahan commented on the recent passage of Florida SB 7072 : “The Florida Legislature has decided to put politics over policy with the passage of SB 7072.

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Florida Legislature Misses The Mark On Consumer Privacy Bills

InternetAssociation

Both of Florida’s House and Senate privacy bills have attempted to protect consumer’s personal information, but they have missed the mark, and will negatively impact local businesses with needless additional expenses for measures that fail to deliver meaningful privacy protections to consumers.

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IA Statement On Preliminary Injunction Blocking Unconstitutional Florida Law

InternetAssociation

IA’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jon Berroya commented on the injunction, “While IA is encouraged that Judge Hinkle’s decision enjoined nearly all of the Florida laws that were challenged, this decision is likely to be appealed.

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Ten Things to Know about St. Pete, Florida (Welcome AMCI members)

YourMembership Blog

Pete, Florida (Welcome AMCI members) appeared first on YourMembership.com. We’re so happy to welcome you to our beautiful city. If this is your first time in St. Pete, we’d like to give you some advice. Below are 10 must knows about the Sunshine City: 1. We like nicknames. Hipsters call St. Pete “the ‘burg.” ” However, you’re not in the “‘burg” at the annual meeting. You’re at the beach. We like food. Many of us are transplants from other states.

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10 Things to Know About Florida’s New Emotional Support Animal Law

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What is unusual is the emerging trend that some people requesting these ESAs are retracting their requests when confronted with a new law in Florida which criminalizes fraudulent requests. Read the article………………………… Florida Articles Legal & Legislative News Legislative Articles Service/Comfort/Companion Animals

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Florida Police Chiefs Launch Campaign to Take on “Rape Culture”

Associations Now

Police in Florida have had enough of sexual assaults. The Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association launched a two-pronged campaign called Consent Florida earlier this month to tackle the problem. Florida, of course, is home to several major colleges, and sexual assault on campus has become a high-profile issue in recent years. The public outreach aspect of the program will focus on educating young people from middle school to Florida’s largest state-run colleges.

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Agriculture Groups Take Action After Irma Hits Florida Citrus Crops

Associations Now

More than half of all Florida citrus crops, particularly oranges, were damaged by Hurricane Irma earlier this month. Hurricane Irma largely didn’t cause the level of damage expected in Florida earlier this month, in part because the storm moved further west than storm trackers initially anticipated. In comments to The Washington Post , the Florida Department of Citrus, a trade group for the citrus industry, put the damage caused by the storm in stark terms.

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SCD Group relocating to Florida

SCD Group

Louis to Fort Myers, Florida. I look forward to reconnecting with you from our Florida office. From St. Louis to Fort Myers. Good morning. SCD Group, publisher of SCDdaily blog, is relocating from St. As we make this transition, I want you to be aware that we will not be publishing daily posts again until about May 1. During this transition, I will post blogs as I have time and/or include some of the best of the last 375 posts.

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Faking Your Emotional Support Chicken in Florida Can Now Land You In Jail! (FL)

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There ought to be a law! Read the article…………………………… Florida Articles Legal & Legislative News Legislative Articles Service/Comfort/Companion AnimalsSo, you’re exasperated after looking out your pet-free condo window for the umpteenth time to catch a glimpse of your neighbor walking by with—of all the nerve—her emotional support chicken. And to top it off, the chicken even has its own emotional support chicken!

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Apricot Chat: Spotlight on a 501(c) Organization -- Professional Insurance Agents of Florida, Inc.

Wild Apricot

We had a chat with John Herd, the Director of Communications at the PIA of Florida, a 501(c)6 organization that has been with Wild Apricot since November 2009. John left us a great review about our product on LinkedIn, so we decided to see what other insights he had to share. Check out the great things that John has done with his organization's website; hear what he has to say about our functionality and support; and learn the valuable tips he provides for newer Wild Apricot users!

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Have a Cow, Man: Florida Cattlemen, Brewer Team Up on New Beer

Associations Now

Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing is making a new limited-edition milk stout—with proceeds supporting the Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation, a nonprofit offshoot of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association. The Florida Cattlemen’s Association, a trade group that represents the state’s cattle ranchers, is taking that to heart—going so far as to work with Cigar City Brewing, a popular craft brewery in Tampa, via its Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation.

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Florida Partners With Google Maps to Document Miles of Beaches

Associations Now

Capitalize on new technology like Visit Florida and its partner Google Maps, which captured more than 7.5 Four months, 2 million footsteps, and 825 miles later, a team from Florida’s tourism marketing corporation—Visit Florida— recently completed a joint project with Google Maps to document the states’ beaches. Visit Florida also plans to publish the maps on its website this spring once the more than 7.5

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Coalition Steps Up to Spur Innovation in Florida

Associations Now

To pave the way for stronger entrepreneurship, better coordination, and more networking, Launch Florida is bringing together disparate groups that share a stake in the state’s innovation economy. A coalition called Launch Florida is bringing together innovation leaders, tech organizations, coworking spaces, and start-up communities that will work together to advance Florida’s innovation economy. Launch Florida held its first summit in June 2016.

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Florida Condo Owners Brace for New Inspection, Reserve Requirements

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Condo owners in Florida, might get hit soon by higher monthly fees from new state regulations on structural inspections and reserve funds after the 2021 collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida.

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Florida Hospital Association Eyes Price Transparency With New Tool

Associations Now

Department of Veterans Affairs is behind on payments to Florida hospitals, according to estimates by the Florida Hospital Association reported by Healthcare Finance. Mission to Care, a new online database released by the Florida Hospital Association last week, could help with one of the pain points for the state’s medical industry: a lack of clarity in healthcare pricing. Data from the Florida Hospital Uniform Reporting System. Florida Gov.

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Black Groups Meet in Florida Despite Calls for Boycott

Associations Now

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify that earlier reports of celebrities committing to a boycott of Florida are unconfirmed. In the wake of the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial and protests surrounding Florida’s stand-your-ground law, many high-profile figures have called for vacationers and convention-goers to boycott the state, but that’s not stopping several African-American groups from meeting there this week.

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Appellate Ruling Shows Potential Pitfalls of Fining, Enforcement Missteps by Community Associations (FL)

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A recent ruling by Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal demonstrates the potential legal liabilities and costs for associations that fail to meet the mandated prerequisites for the imposition of fines as well as suspensions from community amenities or board seats. Read the article……………………… Case Discussions Collections Florida Articles Legal & Legislative News

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Fish Dying In Area HOA Lakes As Cold Weather Sets In (FL)

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Communities across South Florida are dealing with dead fish in man-made lakes, and the cold weather is to blame. He told me during South Florida’s First News on WIOD Friday morning that the problem is non-native fish unable to deal with cold temperatures. Read the article……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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Several animals rescued after fire sparks at Coral Springs condo (FL)

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near the area of La Placida Drive and Coral Springs Drive. Read the article……………………… Condo Fires Florida Condo & HOA NewsFirefighters saved several animals from a burning Coral Springs condo on Tuesday night, authorities said. According to Coral Springs Fire Rescue, units responded to a six-unit condo building around 11:30 p.m.

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‘It’s terrifying’ Auburndale gated community wants more security after increase in dangerous encounters (FL)

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After several scary incidents, a petition is being signed to get a response from the Lake Juliana Estates homeowner’s association. Read the article……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News Security

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Condo owners say increasing assessment fees may force them to sell (FL)

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Some downtown Orlando condominium owners feel like the President of their owners association wants to run the place like a hotel, even though the city prohibits short-term rentals of entire condo units. Read the article……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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Condo & Homeowner Assoc. Board Members and Property Managers meeting brings rave reviews (FL)

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If you’ve ever been a Board Member of a condo or Homeowner’s association, or a property manager for them, you understand the myriad of issues and challenges they face. Read the article……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News Industry News Front Page

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Florida Bar Association Gives Young Adults a Legal Heads-Up

Associations Now

Last year, the Florida Bar launched a website called #JustAdulting to make relevant legal information easy to access for people who are just turning 18. If you’re the Florida Bar, you launch a hashtag, a website, and an app. “When you turn 18, it’s more than just another birthday; there are rights and responsibilities that change as well,” Florida Bar President William J.

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Rotonda West residents concerned with bridge repair timetable; cite safety issues (FL)

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Read the article……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News Infrastructure National Condo & HOA NewsIt could be two years before a bridge might be back to normal after Hurricane Ian. The bridge on Rotonda Boulevard South was hit hard by Ian, and it’s been closed ever since, making life difficult for those who live there.

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Resident raises red flag in condo election, but is the concern legit? (FL)

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Is this legal? Read the Q&A……………………………… Elections/Voting Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsQuestion: Can the property manager of our homeowners association tell owners who to vote for in a board election, or when it comes to voting for assessments? The HOA manager in my condo unabashedly tells owners who to vote for and who not to vote for in elections.

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‘It’s Not Fair’: Hialeah Condo Owners Upset Over Assessment Fee (FL)

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The condo association’s secretary, Juan Gomez, says the roofs of the three buildings are in desperate need of repairs. Read the article……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsMany El Pueblo de Vera condos owners in Hialeah told NBC 6 they’re facing a huge financial burden as a result of a special assessment.

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Association Loans Explained (FL)

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Does the board have to get approval from the members before taking out a loan? Read the Q&A……………………………… Banking/Lending/Investment Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsQ: The board of directors of my condominium association has stated they are considering major restoration projects soon and have stated that they are considering a loan from a bank to fund part the projects.

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Condo Q&A: Recordings of Zoom meetings may be inspectable records (FL)

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If the public association meeting is recorded (I personally made the request) via Zoom, does the president have the right to state: “The recordings are made expressly for the president and secretary to aid them in producing the meeting minutes. Read the Q&A……………………………… Board Meetings Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsQ: Many Associations have used Zoom meetings due to COVID.

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Who’s That Man With the Package In Your Lobby?

Association Adviser

This month’s Corner Office Spotlight focuses on Frank Rudd, President & CEO of the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) which will join forces with the Tallahassee Society of. From the Corner Office Leadership association management communication clutter Florida Society of Association Executives Frank Rudd TSAE

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What to Do Before and After a Hurricane (FL)

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Hello, and welcome to Community Association Matters, the podcast that serves homeowner and condominium associations in Florida. And I say Florida now, because we are serving not just Southeast Florida, but also Southwest Florida with offices in both Miami and Fort Myers. So we’re very excited about that opportunity.

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Volusia condo complex reopens 4 years after Hurricane Matthew (FL)

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It’s been a long four-year journey for the 100 or so owners of condominiums in the 29-story landmark property. Read the article…………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsFour years after being severely damaged by Hurricane Matthew, a condominium complex received the OK to reopen. Peck Plaza stands tall, despite being hit by Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and then Hurricane Irma in 2017.

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Grandfathering of Rental Restrictions in Condos and HOA’s (FL)

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Fifth DCA Recedes From Its Own Precedent Ruling Community Association Assessments Are “Debts” Under FCCPA (FL)

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5th DCA, June 12, 2020), Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal receded from its own longstanding precedent in holding that condominium assessments may be considered “debts” within the meaning of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act, Chapter 559, Florida Statutes (“FCCPA”). In a recent decision Williams v. Salt Springs Resort Association, Inc., Case No. 5D18-3913 (Fla.

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HOA proxy elections permissible (FL)

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Q: Are owners allowed to use proxies to vote at a meeting in a homeowners’ association and what is required for a proxy? Read the Q&A……………………………… Elections Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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5 Things to Keep in Mind When Negotiating a Construction Contract

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Some things to keep in mind when negotiating a construction contract are: Read the entire article……………………………… Condo & HOA Articles Florida Articles Working With Contractors/VendorsBefore beginning a construction project, it’s imperative to craft an ironclad contract that protects all parties.

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Associations Using Grants More Frequently to Strengthen the Association Community and Inspire Big Ideas

Association Adviser

Features Revenue American Society of Association Executives annual conference ASAE association community association grants Florida Society of Association Executives FSAE Georgia Society of Association Executives grants GSAE Innovation internship training volunteersHow associations are leveraging grants to inspire innovation, encourage professional development and expand the association community. The post Associations Using Grants More Frequently to.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Non-Dues Revenue, Part 1

Association Adviser

Features American Beverage Association Florida Society of Association Executives integrated marketing non-dues revenue Tennessee SOciety of Association Executives Twitter Association execs offer frank insights about what’s working and not working in the NDR trenches. Do you have to choose between cool and cash flow? The post 10 Things You Need to Know About Non-Dues. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

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