CAM Mash Up: This Week (June 19, 2016)

Posted by Andrea Drennen, CMCA on June 20, 2016

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Hope all you Dads out there had a wonderful Fathers Day! We wanted to get you something but we couldn't decide between a tie and a coffee mug, so we made you this blog post instead. Enjoy!

The oldest questions in CAM Management got a modern twist this week, as we took a new look at paying directors, building community, mediation and certification. Get in on the discussion, this week in Community Association Management!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mash Up and please share it too!

Gettin Paid

"Wanted: Someone willing to work long hours, shoulder enormous financial responsibility, and listen to the complaints of angry neighbors. Special bonus: No pay or benefits." It's an age-old question in our industry. Should community association board members be paid for the work they do? The debate continues here...

Rockwell, Mayberry and Picket Fences

Recent tragic events in Orlando have lead us to reflect on the brass ring of community association management, and how to achieve it. Can tragedy help bring a sense of community to your association? If so, what should you be prepared to do to foster the bonds that tragedy creates?

A Compromising Position

When problems arise between the Board and your members, is mediation the right choice? Learn how mediation works, when it's required, and why you should consider it here.

Chump Change

Are management companies responsible to pay for certification training and testing for their employees? Learn what's holding management company executives back, and how to solve inherant and perceived problems with educating your workforce.

Caution: High Voltage

Tesla Moters wants a plug in every garage for their electric cars, and they are willing to pay for it, at least in some markets. Developers and high end condos in Brooklyn have gotten free vehicle charging stations in their garages, paid for by the car manufacturer. If your boards have been thinking about adding chargers to attract eco-concious buyers, this could be just the opportunity for you!

Splitting the Check

Street maintenance, waste disposal, recycling, snow removal... Who should pay for municipal services? Even when state regulators do specify these services, HOAs are often left holding the bag. Learn more about managing municipal reimbursements here.

A May-December Community Romance

When a community is faced with mixed members - from families with young children all the way to seniors, boards often struggle to serve both constituents. Is it truly possible to pull it off? Take a page from one community board who has managed to please everybody most of the time.

 

*Image credit: Austin Kirk via flickr

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