Lawn virus plagues HOA communities | HOA in Ariz. now allows outdoor amateur radio antennas | N.J. town settles land dispute involving HOA, local tribe
May 21, 2019
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Condo owner says mortgage servicer sold "unnecessary" flood insurance
A federal appeals court has ruled that mortgage servicer Nationstar will have to face the allegation brought by a Florida condo owner that it purchased expensive force-placed flood insurance on her unit, despite her condo association having a valid flood insurance policy. "No state or federal statute, as best as we can tell, compels a servicer to purchase force-placed flood insurance when doing so would be unnecessary or duplicative," the judges said.
HousingWire (5/13) 
Lawn virus plagues HOA communities
HOAs in Florida are contending with a destructive lawn virus that kills grass within three years. Since viral necrosis cannot be treated, stopped or prevented, once "it gets in a homeowners' association, it can affect hundreds of lawns in that association," an environmental horticulture professional said.
WPTV-TV (West Palm Beach, Fla.) (5/16) 
HOA in Ariz. now allows outdoor amateur radio antennas
An HOA has removed some restrictions on amateur radio antennas in the Arizona community, allowing residents to erect two outdoor antennas after gaining approval from the HOA's Architectural Review Committee Standards Office. The efforts by a group of amateurs to gain board approval for outdoor antennas took almost a year.
The ARRL Letter (5/13) 
N.J. town settles land dispute involving HOA, local tribe
A New Jersey township has settled claims by an area tribe and an HOA regarding the use of sacred tribal land that is next to the HOA's property. The tribe will be able to continuing using the land for religious purposes, but the HOA still opposes the non-confirming use due to the lack of zoning board approval.
The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.) (5/14) 
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Leadership Strategies and Organizational Management
Take the judgment out of negative feedback
People need feedback so they understand what they're doing well and what needs improvement, according to leadership experts. Be sure to deliver such criticism without personal judgment, focusing instead on the behavior and its impact.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (5/13) 
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Ethics and Professional Conduct
Small "I" phrases that present you in a good light
Show you have confidence in your ideas by saying "I know," "I assure you," or "I envision," along with other powerful phrases to build people's confidence in you, says an emotional intelligence expert. This might require a shift in language -- for instance, ditching "I think" for "I believe."
Fast Company online (5/16) 
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