The TradeMark Condominium, a 28-story, high-rise community evokes a warm, inviting, and family-like atmosphere that belies its location and exterior. Together, the management, leadership, and residents of TradeMark have created and nurtured an excellent example of what a community association strives to be.
Community associations need to prepare for electric vehicles as more drivers bring them home and expect to plug in. Board members and managers can plan to either provide charging stations as an amenity or offer residents guidelines to install their own.
As electric vehicle adoption continues to rise in the U.S., community associations must prepare to accommodate the trend by considering plans for paying for, servicing, and administering stations, as well as safety and logistical factors.
Whipping up a plan to recruit, educate, and retain volunteers is a delicate mix that includes patience, flexibility, solid coaching, and listening skills—plus a dash of strong commitment to community.
Community associations often struggle when a resident requests an accommodation for an emotional support animal. It’s a complicated issue that requires expert advice. Boards that err in the way they handle requests could face investigations, lawsuits, and fines.