Legal & Legislative Update for Community Associations

Sep 10, 2014


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE:             September 10, 2014

CONTACT:     Tony Campisi, (610) 783-1315 x11, tony@cai-padelval.org

 

Legal & Legislative Update for Community Associations

Find out what’s going on in Harrisburg that may affect Pocono Private Communities

 

King of Prussia, PA.: Managers and elected volunteer leaders in Pocono area private communities are invited to Community Associations Institute’s annual Legal & Legislative Update. The program will cover various pieces of legislation currently pending in the state legislature that would alter Pennsylvania’s Uniform Planned Community Act, including changes to meeting quorums and how associations go about assessing fees and fines, as well as important judicial decisions that impact community associations.

“CAI currently opposes Senate Bill 1302,” said Tony Campisi, CAI’s Executive Director. “We believe the bill, which would raise quorums for annual meetings and impose unworkable mandates on how associations levy assessments and fines, is unnecessary and would render many associations unable to meet their obligations under law,” he added. “CAI also is proposing legislation that would address the serious issue of dramatically increasing fees for the simple act of recording association documents at the county courthouse. These and other Bills will be covered during this legislative update,” said Campisi.

The session, which costs $25 for CAI members and $40 for non-members (discounts apply for registering early) will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the lodge at The Hideout Property Owners Association, located in Lake Ariel, PA from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The session includes dinner and advanced registration is suggested. Individuals can register online at www.cai-padelval.org or call 877-608-9777.

The speaker is Gregory Malaska, Esq., with the law firm Young & Haros in East Stroudsburg, PA. Greg specializes in community association law, representing dozens of planned communities through Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley and has served as a delegate on CAI’s Pennsylvania Legislative Action Committee since 2006.

CAI is a 33,000 member organization dedicated to building better communities. Working in partnership with 60 state and regional chapters—including the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Chapter—CAI provides information, education and resources to associations and the professionals who support them. Our mission is to inspire professionalism, effective leadership and responsible citizenship, ideals reflected in communities that are preferred places to call home. CAI’s Pocono Mountains Regional Council hosts educational programs on issues affecting community associations in the Poconos. For more information, call 877-608-9777 or visit www.cai-padelval.org.

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