Wash. HOA liable for contractor's mishandling of asbestos | Lack of earthquake insurance may mean condo residents pay for damages | Developer suing HOA for allegedly preventing restaurant construction
December 18, 2018
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HOAs pave way for developments to incorporate into towns
In Brunswick County, N.C., at least two master-planned developments run by HOAs have become towns. Communities with HOAs have many reasons to choose to incorporate, including land use, demographics, taxation, political, and utility and community services.
Port City Daily (Wilmington, N.C.) (12/16) 
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Wash. HOA liable for contractor's mishandling of asbestos
North Beach Water District in Washington is under investigation by the Environmental Protection Agency over alleged improper handling of an HOA property's cement pipes that contained asbestos. The HOA has been issued fines of $27,000 in violation of workplace safety regulations since it owns the water system.
Chinook Observer (Long Beach, Wash.) (12/11) 
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Lack of earthquake insurance may mean condo residents pay for damages
An Alaska HOA is faced with raising dues on condo owners to help pay for repairs to units severely damaged by a magnitude 7 earthquake last month. The HOA did not have optional earthquake insurance.
KTVA-TV (Anchorage, Alaska) (12/11) 
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Developer suing HOA for allegedly preventing restaurant construction
A Chicago condo association is being sued for more than $350,000 by a developer for interfering with the building of a sports bar and restaurant in the shared property. The suit alleges that the association is not honoring an easement contract.
Cook County Record (Ill.) (12/12) 
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Case of Ind. town manager removing HOA's political signs drags on
The trial of an Indiana town manager who removed political signs placed by an HOA political action committee to oppose him has no resolution in sight. The manager said he wants to accept a deal by prosecutors that includes a restitution payment to the HOA, but the judge has not yet decided to reject or approve the deal.
The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster) (12/17) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Ask your team forward-thinking questions
Ask questions of your teams that prompt them to look to the future, according to a former executive. For example, ask employees to think about "How will we interact differently when we trust each other?"
Aspire-CS (12/11) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
How to prepare for an employee absence
If you know your team will be short a key player for a while, prepare by assigning those tasks to people who'd appreciate new responsibility, according to a coaching expert. Clarify exactly what's expected, focusing only on the core tasks to avoid overloading the people stepping up, he explains.
SmartBrief/Leadership (12/12) 
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The Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a 22-year old independent board that sets the standards for community association managers worldwide. CAMICB (formerly NBC-CAM) administers the Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA) examination, a rigorous, three-hour test that measures managers' knowledge of community management best practices. Passing the CMCA examination and maintaining the standards of the CMCA certification is proof that a manager is knowledgeable, ethical and professional. CMCA-certified managers have the skills to safeguard the assets of homeowners' associations, giving homeowners peace of mind and protecting home values.
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