CAM Mash Up: This Week (Jun 22 - 28, 2015)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on June 28, 2015

This week in Community Association Management

A method to meeting minutes, having a paint maintenance plan, legal tales from the Sunshine State, centralizing your management and locking in your energy bill prices. It's all being talked about 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!

 Wait a Minute

“There is certainly a method—and perhaps something of a craft—to taking accurate and appropriate meeting minutes of a board meeting without doing too little, or too much. While some board secretaries take only cursory notes during meetings, others err on the side of excess, foundering under the effort of trying to record every word uttered.” Where do you fall?

Proper Paint Maintenance

Paint maintenance is no different than roof, landscape, pool or asphalt maintenance. A good plan requires periodic inspections, timely and proper surface preparation and repair in addition to quality paint applied at recommended intervals by a knowledgeable professional. Here are some areas that should fit in a good paint maintenance plan.”

Oh Florida, Please Never Change

Sometimes a situation smells fishy…and sometimes it smells even worse. “We had an incident where we caught one condo resident's household employee on camera,” Poliakoff recalls. “When she got into the elevator one morning, this woman decided for some reason to actually pull down her pants and defecate in the elevator, on the way to her job. She couldn’t wait ‘til she got upstairs.” It wasn't clear whether the woman was ill, or disgruntled, or what—but the elevator required some major cleanup before it was useable again”


“Like many professionals in the community association management arena, you have likely learned the hard way that tasks can build up quickly, important responsibilities might fall through the cracks and owners will be none too pleased when their needs aren't met. The hectic and frantic nature of this profession is nothing to shake a stick at, and we know just how difficult it can be to balance everything all at once. That's why centralizing your management can help ease the perpetual strain you face on a daily basis.”

Lock it in!

I didn’t know this was even possible! “How can you ensure your building's energy bill comes in at budget? Lock in a price with your supplier for the next year right now. That's bold but confident advice from Jeff Cohn, president of Boro Energy, a Brooklyn company that has supplied energy to New York City buildings since 1929.”

Do You Have Big News This Week?

If you've got big news that would be relevant to other CAM professionals, please share it with us in the comments below 

*Image credit: Pixabay user kboom831 

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