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Our Own Steve Gothard is Helping to Raise Money and Awareness for Covenant House

After a highly successful event this summer with the Community Associations Institute, Steve is back out there again. Not resting on his laurels, he recently published an article in CAI’s Community Assets Magazine encouraging local members to get involved and support this wonderful organization that provides children who would otherwise be out on the streets with support services and a safe place to live.  Their annual Sleep Out America Night is November 16th and the proceeds raised that night will support their efforts throughout the year. This year East Hill will be raising money and staying the night to bring a spotlight to this wonderful cause.  Stayed tuned for details on how you can help!

Fire forces Atlantic City condo residents to evacuate (NJ)

A fire at the Ritz Condominiums on Wednesday prompted an evacuation of the building.  The fire broke out about 10 a.m. on the Belmont Avenue side of the 18-story building, according to two contractors working at the site.  Residents reported seeing and smelling smoke and knowing the fire alarm — which they said goes off sometimes when there isn’t a fire — was signaling a real fire.    Read the article……………..

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HOA Restriction Enforcement and Architectural Control for Boards

Your HOA has several restrictions set in place for the benefit of all of the residents within the neighborhood. This can include everything from the colors that houses in the community association can be painted to the types of structures that can be added to each property. While you want to be reasonable in your HOA restriction enforcement, you also want to be sure that you’re keeping your neighborhood safe, maintaining property values for your residents, and fulfilling the duties of the HOA.   Read the article…………..

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Hasbrouck Heights Man Embezzled More Than $100K From Condo Association (NJ)

A borough man has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from a Bergen County condominium association.  Raymond Gonzalez, 62, was charged with theft and two counts of forgery, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced Wednesday.  The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received a complaint in March 2016 that Gonzalez, the owner and operator of RPM Management, had accessed and stole money from the association, Grewal said in a news release.    Read the article…………

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Supervisors meet with HOA reps (PA)

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night met with representatives from a variety of homeowners associations. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the meeting was designed to improve communication between residents and the township government.

Supervisor Noelle Barbone used the controversial Ridge Road development in Concord Township as an example of why communications within Chadds Ford needs to be improved. That development was approved in 2008 and re-approved in 2014, but most Chadds Ford residents were unaware of the plan that calls for widening Ridge Road from two to six lanes for a short stretch from Route 202.     Read the article…………….

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The Benefits Of Homeowner Association Newsletters

Homeowner association newsletters are a great way to enlighten, inform, remind and encourage. Inviting the membership to HOA events and meetings helps neighbors meet neighbors. Frequent reminders of important rules or architectural policies helps build a friendlier and more harmonious community. Recognizing volunteer efforts encourages others to step up. Newsletters needn’t be long and involved, just relevant. The more you do it, the easier it gets.     Read the article……………

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HOA Restriction Enforcement and Architectural Control for Boards

Your HOA has several restrictions set in place for the benefit of all of the residents within the neighborhood. This can include everything from the colors that houses in the community association can be painted to the types of structures that can be added to each property. While you want to be reasonable in your HOA restriction enforcement, you also want to be sure that you’re keeping your neighborhood safe, maintaining property values for your residents, and fulfilling the duties of the HOA.   Read the article…………..

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Homeowners say Sunoco breached protective order during pipeline construction (PA)

A group of Delaware County homeowners ramped up a war of words with Sunoco Pipeline on Thursday, accusing it of violating a court order that forbids company representatives from contacting residents during construction work for the Mariner East 2 pipeline.  And Sunoco’s lawyers began the process of applying to a judge for a writ of possession, which would give the company the right to exclude residents from an easement on land that is owned by their homeowners’ association.     Read the article…………….

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