Earlier today the Colorado HOA Information and Resource Office released its 2013 Annual Report. Interestingly, the number of complaints more than doubled – from 576 in 2012 to 1,248 in 2013 – but the number of people logging complaints only increased slightly from 309 complainants in 2012 to 327 in 2013. The most complaints
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Build Your Community Association Governance Toolkit
Live Program and Live Webcast: Thursday March 3, 2011
Live program will be held at the CBA-CLE Classroom, 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO
Video Replays: March 24, 2011
Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction
This foundational program will give you …
Open windows during the warmer months of the year allow you to experience the fresh, Colorado air. But sometimes that air is not so fresh. Secondhand tobacco smoke can make its way into your home, causing irritation and potential harm. Community associations may have a role, and an obligation, in minimizing the impact of second-hand tobacco smoke in your home.
The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act took effect nearly two years ago, on July 1, 2006. The Clean Indoor Air Act applies to community associations and prohibits smoking in restrooms, hallways, lobbies and other common areas in any public or private buildings, including condominium buildings, and within a fifteen foot radius of building entryways. The law does not prevent owners from smoking in their residences, and does not clearly restrict smoking on private patios or balconies, although some associations impose more stringent smoking restrictions through their recorded covenants or rules. Colorado community associations, and individuals, in violation of the Clean Indoor Air Act may face fines. The law establishes a fine schedule of $200 for the first violation, $300 for the second, and $500 for the third and subsequent violations.Continue Reading Clearing the Air: Dealing with Secondhand Smoke
On March 3, 2008, the Colorado General Assembly sent this legislative session’s first piece of legislation impacting Colorado community associations to Governor Ritter for signing. Upon enactment, House Bill 08-1089 will amend the Colorado Revised Nonprofit Corporation Act to provide new default procedures for board actions taken without meetings. The new legislation aims to facilitate board actions between meetings and addresses the issue of board members who cannot or do not vote on proposed matters within the necessary time period for board action. House Bill 08-1089 will not take effect until August 6, 2008, at the earliest, and remains subject to the possibility of veto or voter referendum.
Continue Reading Update on Legislation Affecting Community Associations: Board Actions without Meeting