Monthly Archives: May 2011

Modern Hippies, Community Leaders

As a Community Association Manager, I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with several boards who are becoming, now more than ever, concerned about being educated and responsible leaders setting an example for their communities of how to be good … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Directors, Budgets, Landscape, Maintenance, Management, Reserve Funding | Tagged

Landscape Health and Pest Control “The Green Way”

One would think that landscaping is naturally green and friendly to the environment and in many cases that is true as landscaping replaces, enhances and maintains areas that have been disrupted by development and growth. Landscaping replenishes and refurbishes the … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Directors, Landscape, Maintenance, Management, Reserve Funding

The Greening of Mt. Si Cottages – The Story of Meeting a Condominium’s Landscaping Challenge at No Cost

The Mt. Si Cottages Condominium, built in 2007, is a group of 44 freestanding cottages located in Snoqualmie Ridge, WA. The units are part of the City of Snoqualmie’s ordinance that for every 800 or so regularly priced homes constructed … Continue reading

Posted in Board of Directors, Landscape, Maintenance, Management

Man’s Best Friend, Your Neighbor’s Worst Enemy? Pets and Enforcement in Community Associations

Pets continue to be a hot button issue for our community association clients, pitting pet lovers against those who find pet noise or allergens intolerable.  We are often asked how community associations can regulate pets, and more importantly, what limitations … Continue reading

Posted in Annual Meetings, Board of Directors, Legal, Management, Pets, Rental, Risk Management