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Neighborhood Services partners with other entities to provide trainings to homeowner associations (HOA), HOA board members and property managers.

2016 HOA Training Calendar

  • All classes listed BELOW run from 6-8 pm in the Community Room at Police Services, 2221 Timberline Road.
  • All trainings provided by HindmanSanchez Law Firm, coordinated by the City of Fort Collins.
  • Maximum room capacity is 80 persons.

Disclaimer: The City of Fort Collins does not provide legal services to members of the public. Any information regarding legal concepts, law, or policy provided at this meeting is being provided by outside attorneys as a courtesy by the law firm to attendees. The information provided or the appearance of any attorney or member of any law firm at this meeting does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the City. No attorney client relationship is established between the City and any attendees to this meeting, and no attorney client relationship should be construed by any attendees. The City is not responsible for the payment of any legal fees that attendees may incur as a result of seeking legal advice from the presenting attorneys following their presentation.

The ABC's of Being a Board Member
March 22
Many owners volunteer to serve on their association boards to give back to the community and contribute to a community's success. However, what many board members don't realize at first is that they have many duties and obligations once they are elected to the board. Some of these duties and obligations are contained in the governing documents of the association; some are contained in statute. Regardless of where these duties and obligations originate, they must be followed and observed to keep the board members and associations safe from liability exposure. Join us for this class, where we will identify these various duties and obligations and discuss what they mean and how you can comply. This session is a great educational tool for new board members and an excellent refresher for the experienced directors too. Register Here.

The ABC's of Covenant Enforcement
May 24
No matter how much a board tries to obtain "voluntary compliance" with the association's governing documents, there still seems to be at least one person in the crowd that refuses to comply. For this reason, boards need to become familiar with and understand the covenant enforcement process. In this class, we will discuss items such as legal requirements for board members when enforcing covenants, common pitfalls when it comes to covenant enforcement, and the step-by-step process of covenant enforcement. This class is a must if you've faced, or are currently facing, residents in your community that are just not following the rules. Register Here.

Exploring the Nuances of Governing Documents in a Common Interest Community
Jun 23
We read and reread communities' governing documents day in and day out. We read them to determine quorum and how to pass special assessments. We read them to figure out maintenance obligations and to determine how to call special meetings. But in doing so, we oftentimes miss the "big picture" and specific nuances of each of the governing documents. What is the overall role of each document? What happens if there is a conflict between the documents? How important is the missing comma in a declaration's maintenance provision? This class will focus on answering these and other pertinent questions, as well as the various nuances we may miss when reviewing the governing documents. Register Here.

Test Your Knowledge: How Well Do You Know CCIOA and Nonprofit Act
Aug 23
Think you know CCIOA and the Nonprofit Act? Come to this fun and interactive session and find out! this class will test, and hopefully improve, your knowledge of these statutes by presenting you with trivia aimed at testing and increasing your knowledge with respect to various CCIOA and Nonprofit Act provisions, requirements, and prohibitions. For example, do you know the difference between CCIOA's and the Nonprofit Act's default provisions when it comes to quorum? Do you know what types of meetings require physical posting of a notice? What happens if an association's declaration is silent about surplus funds? Come to this class to learn and refresh your memory on CCIOA and the Nonprofit Act provisions. Register Here.

Ghostly Ghosts, Puking Pumpkins and Hellish Holiday Lights - Are You Ready For The Enforcement Nightmare?
Sep 13
Halloween is afoot and so are all the decorations that come with the holidays. Although most communities tolerate decorations in moderation, what do you do when the Grizwold's move into your community and light up their entire house and yard with lights, puking pumpkins, screaming goblins, magical reindeer and a flashing Santa that are so bright, the neighbors have to keep their blinds closed to keep their sanity? You don't want to be a Grinch or be accused of discriminating, so how can an association enforce its convenants in a lawful, nondiscriminatory, and non-Grinchy fashion to avoid these types of claims? This session will also focus on drafting enforceable rules when it comes to holiday, and other exterior decor. Register Here.

Please visit HindmanSanchez for additional classes, taught by HindmanSanchez, throughout Colorado.

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