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‘Tis the Season to Start Thinking About Annual Meetings!

At this time of year, just around the holidays, questions regarding annual meetings fill our “First Friday” phone lines. Yes, your Board must conduct an Annual Meeting! Under Arizona law, A.R.S. Section 33-1804(B) and 33-1248(B) an association must conduct an … Continue reading

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Now is the time to Start Planning your 2019 Association Budget!

Most community association documents require an associations’ board of directors to adopt a budget for each fiscal year and early to late fall is typically the time of year devoted to that process. Because the management company is familiar with … Continue reading

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Is your Association Prepared?

By: Beth Mulcahy, Esq. We are lucky to live in a place where we don’t have to worry about extreme weather due to winter storms like other places in the country are experiencing.  But, come summertime, you never know when … Continue reading

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Does Your Association Need a Few More Hands On Deck? Here are 9 Suggestions for Recruiting Volunteers!

  By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Provide social opportunities in the association where people get to know each other and have fun! People want to help people that they know personally. The best way to get volunteers is to ASK! Advertise … Continue reading

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Emergency Meetings

By Beth Mulcahy, Esq. During the Summer months, there are occasionally emergencies (such as flooding or monsoon/microburst damage) that require immediate board action. In these circumstances, the board can suspend the 48 hours notice of meeting to the membership required … Continue reading

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Reserve Studies 411

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Our association board is considering hiring a company to prepare a reserve study but we aren’t really sure what a reserve study is. Can you define a reserve study for us? How much do reserve studies cost? A … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 25, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: After 103 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by Governor Ducey. Last week was the third week of budget discussions at the Arizona Legislature.   None of the five (5) community association bills … Continue reading

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Creating a Strategy for Amending CC&Rs

by Beth Mulcahy, Esq. Working with many association documents over the years has given me insight regarding how to best approach the amendment process for such documents. My secret to successfully amending CC&Rs is using a five step plan. Associations … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 18, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was another interesting week at the Arizona Legislature!    After 96 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 105 have been signed by the governor. Last week was all about the budget and everything else was … Continue reading

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2016 Summary of Pending Arizona Legislation regarding Community Associations: April 4, 2016

Dear Cyber-Followers: It was another busy week last week at the Arizona Legislature!    After 82 days in session, 106 bills have passed and 89 have been signed by the governor. Last week, the first community association bill was signed … Continue reading

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