What’s HB1795’s Impact?

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog article originally appeared on the Clemons Richter & Reiss, P.C. blog and is shared here by permission of the author, Stefan Richter, Esq., CCAL.  On November 3, 2022, Governor Wolf signed HB1795 into law, to become effective in May 2023. This legislation is intended to enhance the mechanisms and integrity for governance […]

Update on Philadelphia Sprinkler Retrofit Bill

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CAI has been monitoring legislation in the City of Philadelphia that would require the retrofit of all high-rise buildings (buildings higher than 75 feet) in the city to provide for in-unit fire suppression sprinklers. The Bill has been on hold for many months, but that is now changing. Philadelphia City Councilmember Mark Squilla plans to […]

CAI Keystone adopts strategic plan

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Keystone Chapter’s Board of Directors and Committee Chairs convened on June 23, 2022 for a strategic planning session facilitated by CAI’s Vice President of Membership & Chapter Relations, Crystal Wallace, CAE. The two objectives below were discussed at length and agreed to as priorities for the chapter for 2023-24. This strategic plan was subsequently adopted […]

Keep It Current: Updating Your Member Profile is Easy

Ensure that you continue to receive valuable information from Keystone CAI so that you can get the most from your membership by periodically updating your member record. This is especially critical prior to the annual printing of our Member Resource Guide in the winter. The deadline to update your member record to guarantee correct printing […]

Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign…in My Association

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on the Hoffman Law, LLC blog and is shared by permission of author Edward Hoffman, Jr., Esq., CCAL. Sign, sign, everywhere a signBlockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mindDo this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?“Signs” – Five Man Electrical Band (with Tesla – the band, not […]

CAI Adopts New Public Policy on the Regulation of Political and Noncommercial Signs and Flags

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared on the CAI Advocacy Blog (https://advocacy.caionline.org/) and was posted on October 28, 2022. It is reprinted here by permission of CAI. Election season is here across the U.S., which often puts the subject of political sign regulations at the forefront of discussions between community association leaders and residents, legislators, […]

CAI Excellence Awards Nominees: Celebrating the Best & the Brightest

CAI is dedicated to building better communities. That mission is fulfilled, in large part, by the hard work and dedication of our many volunteers, members, and leaders. Every year, CAI recognizes our best and brightest members with the CAI Excellence Awards. These awards will be presented at our 2022 Excellence Awards Gala. We have received […]

PA LAC Drops Opposition to House Bill 1795

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CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee (PA LAC) has been monitoring the progress of House Bill 1795 since it was introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 2021. The Bill, authored by Representative Rosemary Brown, proposes reforms to voting procedures in community associations. The Bill passed the House in June and is now on the […]

Is Your Electrical Panel a Fire Hazard?

I have often said that one of my most important jobs as a manager is to protect my associations. That includes my boards, the buildings, and the residents. I can’t police my properties 24/7, but I can be mindful of possible hazards, and eliminate as many as possible. An insurance inspection at one of my […]

Key Tips to Help Avoid Costly Fraud Attempts

This article courtesy of Nicole Skaro, CMCA, EBP, CIT – a Division of First Citizens Bank, Community Association Banking Division (CAB) Unfortunately, HOA fraud is a reality – and many of us will experience firsthand such scam attempts. The good news is that by staying vigilant, we can better protect ourselves. Among those HOA scams, […]