Pavilion from the Ocean

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How will the new Condo Act affect the Pavilion Condo?

These are the new items in the Condo Act  more pertinent to our Condominium:

Criminal penalties will apply for:
    • Forging election ballots and voting certificates
    • Theft and embezzlement of association funds
    • Accepting kickbacks
    • Violating fiduciary responsibilities
    • Destroying official records
WEBSITE- Mandatory password-protected websites for posting official records for associations that operate more than 150 units before July 1st 2018. A current copy of the following documents must be posted in digital format on the association’s website:

o   The recorded declaration of condominium and each amendment to the declaration.
o   The recorded bylaws of the association and each amendment to the bylaws.
    • The articles of incorporation, or other documents creating the association, and each amendment thereto as filed with the Department of State.
    • The rules of the association.
    • Any management agreement, lease, or other contract to which the association is a party or under which the association or the unit owners have an obligation or responsibility.
    • Summaries of bids for materials, equipment, or services must be maintained on the website for 1 year.
    • The annual budget required by s. 718.112(2)(f) and any proposed budget to be considered at the annual meeting.
    • The most recent financial reports
    • Any proposed financial reports to be considered at a meeting.
    • The certification of each director required by s. 718.112(2)(d)4.b.
    • All contracts or transactions between the association and any director, officer, corporation, firm, or association that is not an affiliated condominium association or any other entity in which an association director is also a director or officer and financially interested.
    • Any contract or document regarding a conflict of interest or possible conflict of interest as provided in ss. 468.436(2) and 718.3026(3).
    • The notice of any unit owner meeting and the agenda for the meeting no later than 14 days before the meeting. The notice must be posted in plain view on the front page of the website, or on a separate subpage of the website labeled “Notices” which is conspicuously visible and linked from the front page.
    • Any document to be considered and voted on by the owners during the meeting
    • Any document listed on the agenda at least 7 days before the meeting at which the document or the information within the document will be considered.
    • Notice of any board meeting, and the agenda and any other document required for the meeting.
DEBIT CARDS.— An association or any officer, director, employee, or agent of an association may not use a debit card issued in the name of the association, or which is billed directly to the association, for the payment of any association expense. Use of a debit card issued in the name of the association or billed directly to the association for any expense that is not a lawful obligation of the association may be prosecuted as credit card fraud pursuant to s. 817.61.

Airbnb regulations: Local governments know best

Pamela Peters

What Black Mold looks like at the Pavilion

The smell in this unit is unbearable and probably unhealthy!

Baseboard of guest bedroom

Wall in Guest Bedroom
Black mold, sometimes called "toxic black mold," most commonly appears in basements, crawlspaces and other areas of homes exposed to high levels of moisture. The spores of black mold can cause a wide range of allergic reactions and other health problems, including chronic fatigue, chronic headaches, fever and respiratory problems. Though black mold is the most infamous of the fungi that commonly grow in homes and businesses, all molds are potentially hazardous to human health and should be treated with caution.

From Cyber Citizens for Justice: Senator Steube Conflict of Interest and Becker & Poliokoff

The condo bills are making progress -- much to the dismay of some of the so-called specialized law firms. In my opinion their arguments against the bill border stupidity -- they make no -- or very little -- sense. I understand that they feel that the bill provisions may reduce their income, but that's life! They make enough money on the back of the families that live in community associations.

What I understand even less is the fact that Florida Senator Greg Steube, who works for the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff, can vote on a bill that directly impacts his income. As expected: HE VOTED "NAY!" We hear so much about board members having a CONFLICT OF INTEREST -- what about senators? Obviously, when they are attorneys, conflict of interest doesn't apply! No wonder that many US citizens are disgusted with our "professional" legislators. ETHICS seems to be a word not in their vocabulary! Please read my blog about this issue!