Category: Board Operations

Board Operations Fuel Billing Options for HOAs
2006 Sep Fuel Billing Options for HOAs

When it comes to buying your community association's fuel and heating oil, if your goal is to pay rock-bottom prices well below what everyone else is shelling out, forget it. Everyone knows today's prices are high—and while we can all ho…

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Board Operations Owners' Rights/Financial Disclosure
2006 Jul Owners' Rights/Financial Disclosure

When a new unit owner moves into a condo development, he or she usually receives a welcome packet that contains all the governing documents, such as the declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions, the bylaws and the house rule…

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Board Operations Securing Your Home While You're Away
2006 May Securing Your Home While You're Away

This summer, as HOA residents make plans to hit the shore or go visit relatives in faraway states, it's important to remember one thing as bags are packed and camping supplies loaded into the family car: Thieves never go on vacation. Sum…

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Board Operations Black Bears and New Jersey's HOAs
2006 Apr Black Bears and New Jersey's HOAs

When most people envision bears, they picture them roaming the vast forests of the west, pulling salmon from rushing rivers or running through the grassy meadows of Alaska. For more and more New Jersey condo owners, however, that vision …

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Board Operations Emergency Training for your HOA Staff
2005 Dec Emergency Training for your HOA Staff

Be Prepared" is not just a timeworn motto—it's a piece of advice that can save lives, property, and countless dollars. While the average person doesn't really think that they'll be a victim of a fire, flood, earthquake, or even a terrori…

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Board Operations Negotiating with Vendors
2005 Oct Negotiating with Vendors

Professional service providers or contractors are vital to the day-to-day operation and maintenance of any condo or co-op community. Since it's rare for a residential community to retain an on-site staff of landscapers and unheard-of to …

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Board Operations Board Management Jurisdiction
2005 Oct Board Management Jurisdiction

For a car to run, all the parts (most of them, anyway) need to be in working order. The engine has to be well oiled, the tires must be inflated properly, and sometimes the brakes need adjusting. The major components of the machine must be f…

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Board Operations Being an Effective Board President
2005 Oct Being an Effective Board President

Every co-op and condo association has a board— and by extension, a board president. Presidents and CEOs of major corporations are usually compensated handsomely for the time and effort they're expected to devote to their job, but a build…

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Board Operations Avoiding Common Board Mistakes
2005 Oct Avoiding Common Board Mistakes

Mary and Tom own a condominium in upstate New York, where they live with their three young children. The couple's otherwise idyllic suburban enclave has been shaken with recent allegations that their association's current board of directors…

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Board Operations Secrets of Successful HOA Boards
2005 Oct Secrets of Successful HOA Boards

Since the board of a building or community association is usually comprised of a collective group of unique individuals with their own perspective and opinions, no two boards are ever the same. However, there are certain overall, un…

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