Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC Presents
The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T.
(Board Education and Training)
2019 Schedule: East Side
All classes held from 6:30- 8:00 PM
Mount Clemens Public Library
150 Cass Avenue, Mt. Clemens, MI 48043.
Please follow “event parking” signs!
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 – Richard Wagner – Available on Facebook Live!
Update on Community Association Fair Housing Issues
This session will cover hot topics and legal trends in fair housing laws that affect community associations, including emotional assistance animals, reasonable accommodations for the disabled, and discrimination. We will provide best practices to help community associations successfully maneuver this complex, evolving area of law.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Richard Wagner – Available on Facebook Live!
Sex Offenders in Communities
What is a sex offender? How can you find out if one is in your community? What obligations do the Association and the offender have? Can Association’s prohibit sex offenders from living in their community?
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Gregory Fioritto – Available on Facebook Live!
Rental Rage and Remedies
Rentals can present a problem for many Associations. In this session, we will discuss different legal remedies that Boards may use in addressing problems with renters, including rent diversion letters and eviction proceedings. We will also review long-terms solutions, such as rental caps and other document amendments to restrict rentals.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – Stacia Miller – Available on Facebook Live!
FHA and VA Certification for Your Community
We will review the current federal laws regarding FHA and VA certification, as well as the eligibility requirements and application process for each certification. We will also discuss the pros and cons of FHA Certification and VA Certification and whether your community should pursue the certifications.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – Shane Diehl – Available on Facebook Live!
Dude, Where’s My Car? Vehicle and Parking Violations
This session will explore the different types of regulations for motorized vehicles and water craft typically found in Association governing documents and steps that can be taken to enforce these regulations, including violation letters, fine procedures, and court enforcement.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 – Lee Schofield – Available on Facebook Live!
Money, Money, Money: Levying Assessments and Loans
Exploring the funding of major projects in your community through loans and/or the use of special and additional assessments. Learn about the pros and cons and the process involved for such funding options.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 – Melissa Francis – Available on Facebook Live!
Common Elements and Risk Management: A Game of Strategy
This session will address best practices for maintaining the common elements of your Association. We will also discuss steps that Associations can take to ensure Association pools and playgrounds are safe for their members.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – Edward Zelmanski – Available on Facebook Live!
Managing Alterations and Modifications
This session will discuss the responsibilities of the Board in reviewing and responding to requests to alter or modify units and best practices for managing the process. We will further discuss the importance of creating a record with the County Register of Deeds in relation to approved alterations and modifications.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 – Stacia Miller – Available on Facebook Live!
RULES? We Don’t Need Rules!
Do you ever feel like there are gaps in your Association documents? This session will address the purpose and reason to adopt rules and regulations, which you might want to consider, the process for adopting and implementing them, along with how to go about enforcing them once they have been adopted and disseminated to members.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 – Stacia Miller – Available on Facebook Live!
Prohibited Uses of Residential Condominium Units
This session explores the challenges created in community associations by home-based businesses and the use of Air BNB and similar services. We will discuss the pros and cons of these businesses and review the remedies available to community association when these businesses create problems.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 – Shane Diehl – Available on Facebook Live!
Effective Board Operations: Meetings and Minutes
Serving on an Association Board of Directors can be overwhelming for many first-timers. This session will cover the basics of running a successful Board, including the proper way to take meeting minutes, effective voting practices, tips for handling hearings on Bylaw violation matters and conflict of interest scenarios.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 – Mark Davis – Available on Facebook Live!
The Hit List: Updates and Trends in Marijuana Law
This session we will delve into recent updates regarding State and Federal marijuana laws, their enforcement, recent case law development, and enforcement options for community associations.