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Call Police, Not Security For Crime In Palm Beach County Gated Communities (FL)

Security guards are not cops. That’s the message that area law enforcement agencies want residents, whether new to South Florida or those who have lived here for ages, to remember. With real estate sales booming and people moving to Boca Raton and Palm Beach County from places like New York and New Jersey, security experts say it’s important that these homeowners aren’t lured into a false sense of safety by believing that gated communities are any safer than communities without gates. Read the entire article………………………………. ...

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Rotonda Lakes Association’s board members resign, new leadership (FL) in place

Fed up with the way the directors managed the Rotonda Lakes Conservation Association, members led a recall effort that has resulted in replacing several board members and focusing on resetting priorities.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Plans to build homes on closed Florida golf course riles up residents (FL)

A local investor group has purchased the former Tomoka Oaks Golf & Country Club with plans to redevelop it as a new home community. They paid $2.6 million, according to Volusia County property records.  Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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United States Flag Code suggests, but does not mandate, method of displaying flags (FL)

Q:  Many condo associations limit flags to the American flag or U.S. military flags (on that branch’s national day of recognition.)  How exactly does the American flag need to be displayed on a balcony? Are there other rules relating to the display of flags?   Read the Q&A………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Community facilities and COVID (FL)

Q: What are your latest recommendations to community associations regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and the vaccination passport? Can an association mandate that in order to use the common facilities, the person must show proof of vaccination? Should we be fully reopening our common facilities and if so, does this expose our association to liability if someone contracts COVID-19 at the facility?   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Some Florida HOAs won’t reopen pools because of COVID-19

Public pools, operated by cities and counties in South Florida, have mostly resumed operations after initial closings last year, and so have the amenities owned by many homeowners’ associations, such as parks and tennis courts. But some are keeping their pools and clubhouses padlocked or are restricting entry, even though the Centers for Disease and Prevention says swimming is a COVID-safe activity.    Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Danger! This path isn’t safe — unless you live in a certain beach condo? (FL)

A battle is brewing in Hollywood after a condo association blocked access to a popular public beachside pathway.  It was once a busy, thriving path along North Beach in Hollywood.  But “DANGER” signs and fencing have stopped people from passing through for months.     Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Ask a real estate pro: Can the HOA force me to paint my house a color they chose? (FL)

Q: When I bought my home 16 years ago, I picked my lot, floorplan, brick and paint color from the developer. Recently the new HOA board picked a new paint color scheme without involving the homeowners. I repainted my home three years ago, and it does not need repainting. I was assigned a gray color scheme that would look awful with my brown brick. I was told that I must repaint it to assigned color. Can they do this?   Read the Q&A………………………………… https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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Form Association Or Face Fines? (FL)

The problem goes back to 1988, when a developer got a variance that allowed him to build 91 homes instead of 50 if he created an association to maintain the private roads and drains. But after the construction was finished, the association was dissolved in 1992.  And 29 years later, Sweetwater is telling homeowners they have to restart the association.   Read the entire article………………………………. https://communityassociations.net/category/fl_news/feed/

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