Journal Notes—February 2021

Journal Notes—February 2021

by Michael Hamline, Editor / Published February 2021

     What’s in store for the readers of the February issue of the Florida Community Association Journal (FLCAJ)? Turn to page 8 to read the various mini articles in “A Warm Welcome to the Board” that provide boards of directors with important operational information.

     On page 24 Michael L. Hyman with Siegfried Rivera has written the article “Vaccines May Impact Community Association COVID-19 Protocols.” He notes that while communities can’t mandate that residents be vaccinated, the board can take reasonable measures to encourage vaccination and to provide opportunities for those who are inoculated to enjoy gathering and participating in activities together. He cautions that most communities will not see major changes until several months into 2021.

     Lilliana Farinas-Sabogal of Becker provides communities with questions to jump start their repair, maintenance, and renovation projects in her article on page 28 “Projects in Mind for the New Year?”

     Turn to page 34 to read the article “Community Association Leasing” from Jeffrey A. Rembaum of Kaye Bender Rembaum. He says HOAs need to adopt or amend leasing restrictions now, due to upcoming legislative changes in mid-2021.

     Ryan Poliakoff of Backer, Aboud, Poliakoff & Foelster deals with steps a unit owner can take to address problems caused by the odors coming from his neighbor’s grill. Turn to page 40 to read his article “What’s Cooking?” 

     In his Florida Law column on page 44, Michael Gelfand of Gelfand & Arpe address a couple of scenarios that have arisen from insurance claims.

     Other articles in the issue cover a pool makeover, the benefits of fiber-optic networking, environmental sustainability for asphalt pavement, the importance of asphalt preventive maintenance, and internet security and banking. 

     We look forward to hearing from you in 2021.