Florida residents worried about quarantine rules in 55-plus community

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Q: We live in Florida in a 55-plus condominium development. It is the community swimming pool (where everyone tends to congregate) that makes me nervous. Read the Q&A……………………………… Coronavirus (COVID-19) Florida Condo & HOA News Senior HousingDo residents who visit out-of-state folks need to quarantine themselves upon return? And, what about residents who have out-of-state guests staying in their home?

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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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!

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

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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.

Agriculture Groups Take Action After Irma Hits Florida Citrus Crops

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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.

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

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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.

Florida Partners With Google Maps to Document Miles of Beaches

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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

Coalition Steps Up to Spur Innovation in Florida

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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.

Florida Hospital Association Eyes Price Transparency With New Tool

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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.

SCD Group relocating to Florida

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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.

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

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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!

Black Groups Meet in Florida Despite Calls for Boycott

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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.

Florida Bar Association Gives Young Adults a Legal Heads-Up

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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.

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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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.

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.

Epic Dispute Over Driveway Design at Boynton Beach HOA Makes Local Headlines

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Our firm’s other community association attorneys and I have all seen our fair share of disputes arising from unapproved property improvements in South Florida HOA communities over the years.

Country Club HOA could split from town hall model (FL)

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Board members of the Country Club Edgewater Village Association hope to save money on property management services, though others worry a change could increase costs to residents outside CEVA’s boundaries. Read the article………………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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Ask an expert: Your HOA, Condo Questions (FL)

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Q: Is it possible for an association to do away with a property management company and just self-manage? Read the Q&A…………………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

Birds ousted by condo board may return home (FL)

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Two colorful macaws and an African gray bird that have lived for more than a decade in the outdoor courtyard at Duval Square, just outside New York Pasta Garden restaurant, may be able to return. Read the article…………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

Removing Officers and Directors Require Different Procedures (FL)

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Can he be replaced and what are the steps for that process? Read the Q&A…………………………… Directors & Officers Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsQ: Our homeowners’ association board president has not been responsive. He is also over two months overdue on assessments.

Condo emergency powers allow restrictions on contractors, vendors during pandemic (FL)

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We are told that the board has suspended all construction until further notice due to COVID-19. Read the Q&A……………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA NewsQ: My husband and I are selling our condo. We have a buyer who wants to renovate.

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

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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

The Association’s Strong Hand for the Removal of Non-Approved Structures (FL)

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Enforcing HOA restrictions can be a formidable task, implicating myriad overlapping declaration provisions, association rules, and Florida law. And going to court to get injunctive relief – a court order requiring an owner to comply – can seem even more daunting. The elements that are required to establish a basis for injunctive relief are: (1) a clear legal right which has been violated; (2) irreparable harm; and (3) lack of an adequate remedy at law.

Ex-St. Pete condo property manager vacationed at Disney on company dime (FL)

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Petersburg, was sentenced to two years in prison this week after authorities say she used company money to buy vacations to Disney, book personal flights to Maryland, pay for expensive trips to the salon and cover her home water bill. Read the article……………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News Fraud & Embezzlement National Condo & HOA News

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

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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.

Occupancy Restrictions and the FHA (FL)

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However, does this occupancy restriction violates the federal and/or Florida Fair Housing Acts (“FHA”)? The short answer is, it depends. Read the article………………………… FHA/HUD Florida Articles Legal & Legislative NewsMany Associations’ Declarations contain occupancy restrictions relating to the number of bedrooms in a home or unit. The standard provision reads two person per bedroom are permitted in a unit or home.

Condo questions: Don’t enter into a contract without proper protections (FL)

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Can we cancel the contract? Read the Q&A………………………………… Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News Working With Contractors/VendorsQ: We signed a contract for a landscape vendor to install various trees and shrubs throughout the community. The contract is simply an estimate of $50,000 with no content other than a price and a description of the plant materials.

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Judge says lawsuit claiming Fairway Oaks homes built on dump debris was filed too late (FL)

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Dempsey said the dream, where an angel touched the ground and the land opened up, led to her discovering that her home in the Northside’s Fairway Oaks development had cracks in it and a shifting foundation. Read the article………………………… Construction Defects Florida Condo & HOA News Legal & Legislative News

Hurricane Insurance Claims for Condominium Associations (FL)

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A question that managers and board members need to consider is, what is required after a hurricane to ensure compliance with your insurance policy and recover money which may be owed? Read the article…………………………… Condo & HOA Articles Florida Articles Insurance - General

What to Do When a Vendor Damages Association Property (FL)

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There is no perfect answer, but this guide may help your association navigate a run-in with vendor-caused property damage. Read the article………………………… Condo & HOA Articles Florida Articles Working With Contractors/VendorsService providers often cause property damage in community associations.

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

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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.

Re-opening Amenities In Times Of Uncertainty, Part 2 (FL)

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In response to our article from May 3rd, 2020, we have received inquiries from readers regarding the ability of an association located in Palm Beach County to use volunteers to provide the pool monitoring as required by Palm Beach County Emergency Order Number 5. Read the article………………………………… Coronavirus (COVID-19) Florida Articles

Melo’s Aria on the Bay allegedly plagued with construction defects: lawsuit (FL)

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Yet, two years after its completion, Aria on the Bay is allegedly dogged by a litany of construction defects, according to a recently filed lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court. Read the article…………………………… Construction Defects Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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Non-Dues Revenue Is Alive and Well

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Features Revenue AGC Angela Kisskeys associated general contractors of America canadian association of railway suppliers Canadian Urban Transit Association CARS Christopher Monek CUTA Florida Society of Association Executives FSAE Georgia Soccer Global Professional Services GPS Greg Griffith Joseph Ricci Midwest Society of Association Executives MSAE non-dues revenue Patrick LeClerc Peggy McElgunn sponsorships sylvia newell Tara Ericson Textile Rental Services Association TRSA

Venice homeowners association fines resident $2,500 over legally-protected clothesline (FL)

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You have to move it,'” Denise recalled. Read the article………………………… Energy/Water Conservation/Solar Enforcing Rules & Regs Florida Condo & HOA News National Condo & HOA News

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

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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.

Off the Grid

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Naylor’s Kelly Donovan is a former board member of the Gainesville chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. From the Front Lines Marketing & Communications Technology direct mail fax Florida Public Relations Association marketing phone Professional Photographers of America smart phones technology Hillary Levitz, Naylor. We’ve all been there. You leave your house without your cell phone and when you realize it’s gone you feel absolutely naked.

Best of the Web: April 2014

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Best of the Web ASAE ASAE Annual Meeting Association Executive Roundtable Association Media & Publishing GSAE Membership & Marketing Conference millennials Multifamily Florida print media shared value Posts We Like: Managing Print Profitably. Deciding whether to contain costs, invest—or both—in legacy products in the age of digital. Bill Mickey. FOLIO. We Can’t All Blame Ourselves: Why Millennials Need to Pull Their Own Weight.

Association Subculture: Sad Cat Not Sad - Visions That Matter

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I just got back from facilitating a board retreat with a client of mine in Florida. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Monday, February 13, 2012. Sad Cat Not Sad - Visions That Matter. image from [link] ). One thing we focused on was the vision of the organization and what it should look and sound like. Look at the above image. According to the internet gnomes who put this meme up, "sad cat is sad." (I I think we can all agree, that is one sad cat.)