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Hudson Valley CAI

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Who we are

CAI is an international organization dedicated to building better communities, CAI provides information, education and resources to all community association stakeholders, including community managers and homeowner leaders.

The Big Apple Chapter covers all the five boroughs and it's mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship—ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. Find out how we fulfill that mission.

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CAI offers several membership opportunities.  Click the appropriate membership category below to learn about member benefits and resources.   Your membership total includes membership dues, a mandatory advocacy support fee and an optional donation to the Foundation for Community Association Research

Membership dues are non-refundable.

Homeowners, Board Members and other Community Leaders
The annual membership dues (for one board member) are $124.
  Dues and Advocacy Support Fees are based on board size.

Community Managers 
The annual membership dues are $134.

Association Management Companies 
The annual membership dues are $410.

Business Partners 
The annual membership dues are $560.

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The views expressed in our site do not necessarily reflect the views of Brainerd Communications, Inc. Answers and advice do not constitute legal or other professional advice. Consult your legal, accounting and other professionals to assess any situation before taking action. Brainerd Communications, Inc. reserves the right to edit questions and comments.

21 July 2014

Big Apple Seminar, Sept. 8th

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, New York City - Big Apple CAI

The Condo and Co-op’s Fiduciary Duty and the Impact on Board Decision Making

Come and hear an interactive presentation about what every Board Member should know before making decisions and how to protect yourself from liability for those decisions.

SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVE NOW!

September 8th Seminar 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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17 July 2014

Neighborhood Watch Groups: How Your Community Can Help Stop Crime

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Featured, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri

Overall contentment with a community or neighborhood can be the product of several different factors: a satisfactory level of upkeep, proper treatment or lack of disputes, and, perhaps most importantly, a strong focus on residential safety. No community is perfect, so the complete absence of crime is unrealistic. However, a community that can boast the least amount of it is an attractive one. Installing a neighborhood watch group in your area, in affiliation with the local police, contributes in a large way to making this happen.

26 June 2014

The Mystery of Dogs in the Common Area

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, From the Trenches, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri

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One of our residents complained to the management company that another resident was letting their dog go to the bathroom all over the common area, which made walking through this part of the association a rather unenjoyable experience. Let me be clear that this was not an instance of someone forgetting to pick up after walking their dog once. This was no accident. The common area was covered with a tremendous amount of fecal matter. How could this only be the responsibility of just one dog and its owner?

Not only did this resident let their dog go all over the common area, but the dog had apparently gone in perfect rows throughout the common area, creating a bafflingly precise pattern. How could this possibly happen? I had never seen anything like it before. Once the resident informed the manager of this dog problem, the manager and her maintenance person went to investigate. What they then discovered was that this was not, in fact, an issue of animal waste but rather one of routine lawn maintenance- dirt had simply been leftover from lawn aeration. Our residents now were free to walk through the common area, only needing to avoid dirt instead of animal waste.

23 June 2014

“Round Table” Seminar on September 4th

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI

“Round Table” Seminar on September 4th

HOA & Condominium Board Members & Managers:

 

The Hudson Valley Chapter of CAI would like to invite you to our “Round Table” Seminar on September 4th from 9:30 - 11:30am.

 

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions. Discussions will be moderated by CAI-HUDSON Business Partner members.

 

Space is limited. Attendees are strongly encouraged to register ASAP.

23 June 2014

CAI’s Gold Star Community Program

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI

CAI’s Gold Star Community Program

CAI’s Gold Star Community© program recognizes those communities that work hard to develop and maintain standards, encourage community participation, maintain fiscal stability and positively impact the quality of life for residents.

23 June 2014

“Dockside Party” on August 1st

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI

“Dockside Party” on August 1st

The Hudson Valley Chapter of CAI would like to invite you to our “Dockside Party” on August 1st from 4:30 - 6:30pm.

 

Torches on the Hudson • On the Waterfront • 120 Front Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

19 June 2014

We filed an anonymous complaint against a neighbor's dog. The association has rescinded their right to keep the dogs, and they ignored it. The association now tells us that unless we will come forward they can do nothing else. Is this true?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Question Answers

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We have filed an anonymous complaint with our board about the neighbor's dogs doing their business on their deck. The association has rescinded their right to keep the dogs, and they ignored it. The association now tells us that unless we will come forward they can do nothing else. Is this true?

13 June 2014

The Role of the Engineer to Community Associations

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI

As community association developments age, they begin to require an increasing amount of maintenance and restoration. The reconstruction projects that arise from this aging process may seem “straight forward,” but oftentimes become quite involved. It is important that a community association embark on these reconstruction projects with the assistance of a qualified engineer. Whether the reconstruction project involves the replacement of roofs, decks, roadways, drainage or any other common element, the need for proper design and representation is paramount. Too many times community associations make hasty or unadvised decisions regarding these projects and the result is an unacceptable condition, which often requires additional remedial action and sometimes, unfortunate litigation between the association and the contractor. 

12 June 2014

Some board members have changed the bylaws at least three times without a vote from residents or notification to residents. Covenants require a 2/3 vote of the homeowners to change covenants/bylaws. What recourse do we have to fix this?

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri, Question Answers

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Some board members have changed the bylaws at least three times without a vote from residents or notification to residents. Covenants require a 2/3 vote of the homeowners to change covenants/bylaws. What recourse do we have to fix this when the majority of the board will not bring up for discussion?

12 June 2014

Let’s Make a (Loan) Deal

Posted in Hudson Valley CAI, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City - Big Apple CAI, Missouri

As community association professionals, you’re probably aware that associations pledge assets to secure loans for common element repairs. The question remains: how do they actually go about doing this? What information do lenders require to review a credit request? This article prepares you to make the deal by outlining that information.

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