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The 2019 Condo & HOA B.E.A.T. (Board Education and Training) – West Side

by | Jan 10, 2019 | B.E.A.T |

Zelmanski, Danner & Fioritto, PLLC Presents

The Condo & HOA B.E.A.T.
(Board Education and Training)

2019 Schedule: West Side
All classes held from 6:30- 8:00 PM

Hanford Clubhouse
45800 Hanford Road, Canton
Please follow “event parking” signs!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – Richard Wagner
Update on Community Association Fair Housing Issues
This session will cover hot topics and recent legal trends in fair housing laws that affect community associations, including emotional assistance animals, reasonable accommodations for the disabled, and discrimination. We will provide tips and best practices to help community associations successfully maneuver this complex and evolving area of law.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – Richard Wagner
Sex Offenders in Communities
What is a sex offender, and 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 13, 2019 – Gregory Fioritto
Rental Rage and Remedies
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 10, 2019 – Tracy Danner-Bond – Available on Facebook Live!
FHA and VA Certification for Your Community
We will review the current federal laws regarding FHA and VA Certification, the eligibility requirements, and application processes. We will also discuss the pros and cons of FHA Certification and VA Certification and whether your community should pursue the certifications.
This presentation will be Live on Facebook; check ZDF’s Event page to attend virtually!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 – Melissa Francis
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 12, 2019 – Lee Schofield
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 10, 2019 – Melissa Francis
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 pool and playground safety.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – Edward Zelmanski
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 11, 2019 – Gregory Fioritto
Effective Board Operations: Meetings and Minutes
This session will cover the basics of running a successful Board of Directors, 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, October 9, 2019 – Gregory Fioritto & Stacia Miller
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 13, 2019 – Tracy Danner-Bond
Amending Your Condominium Documents: Preparing for Success
This session will explore the fundamentals of the process of amending Condominium Master Deeds and Bylaws, with a focus on the most effective practices for completing a project. Specific tips for conducting a successful project through to its conclusion will be offered, including an examination of the best ways to explain proposed changes to both Board members and co-owners. We will discuss tactics, such as co-owner surveys and informational meetings that are most likely to lead to a successful document amendment project outcome and a satisfied membership.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 – Mark Davis
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.

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