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From the Kansas Legislature Research Department
This memorandum contains background information on the Kansas Uniform Common Interest Owners Bill of Rights Act (UCIOBORA), a brief history of the legislation that lead to the adoption of UCIOBORA, a summary of its provisions, and a summary of how homeowner’s associations (HOAs) are established and registered in Kansas.
By: Jennifer Miller in the Community Associations Institute, November 2022 issue of Common Ground
Renewable energy is a "hot topic".  Your architectural committee has likely seen a request from a resident for solar panels.  The attached article provides an update on solar panel actions across the country.
Benefits of hiring a management company
By: Chuck Miller at HOAPulse.com
Many newly elected Board members quickly discover that they do not have an adequate background for all the tasks they must perform. As a result, the decision is made to hire a professional HOA management company. What are the benefits of professional management?
By: Rod Hoffman, Attorney
We recommend that all boards of directors institute an agreement for new and existing board members that outlines and acknowledges their expected conduct while serving in their roles.  Please be sure to have all agreements reviewed by a qualified individual prior to implementing.
By: Michael Rome, Esq. of Rome & Goldin, PC
Many sensitive topics are discussed during a board's executive session.  Read about the potential issues faced if board members discuss executive session business outside of the closed door meeting.  Loose lips sink ships.
View this friendly reminder regarding yard signs in deed restricted neighborhoods.  Many people like to express their support for a political candidate or cause with a yard sign. We certainly understand your freedom to support as you wish. We would also like to remind all residents in neighborhoods professionally managed by MAK Management, LLC of the Kansas Statute regarding the placement of political signs during election periods.
Drafting, proposing, adopting, and implementing an annual budget is one of the most important things your board of directors is responsible for.  In this quick bulletin, we'll give you some quick tips on preparing your annual budget.
By: Rebecca Drube, Attorney at Weissman, Nowack, Curry & Wilco
There is much misunderstanding among Board members and homeowners as to exactly what selective enforcement means. The purpose of
this article is to provide an explanation of the underpinnings of the selective enforcement defense and to provide some guidance for ensuring
that your Board’s decisions can withstand a selective enforcement challenge.
By: Kansas Law School Professor Michael J. Davis
The Judicial Council is grateful to University of Kansas Law School Professor Michael J. Davis for preparing the following checklist which is intended to assist common interest communities in reviewing their existing declaration, bylaws and rules to determine if any changes are necessary or desirable as a result of the passage of 2010 HB 2472, which is a modified version of the Uniform Common Interest Owners Bill of Rights Act.
By: Community Associations Institute
Each common-interest community has its own history, personality, attributes and challenges, but all associations share common characteristics and
core principles. CAI developed the Community Association Fundamentals to foster a better conceptual understanding of how associations function and the roles of residents and association leaders.
By: Community Associations Institute
This model code of ethics is not meant to address every potential ethical dilemma encountered by a community association board member, but is offered as a basic framework that can be modified and adopted by any common-interest community.
Association boards of directors often establish committees to assist in the activities of the HOA.  Sometimes, there can be confusion about the powers held by a committee vs. the powers held by the board of directors.
By: Community Associations Institute
There are basic expectations that apply to virtually any common-interest community. With this in mind, we developed the Community Association Governance Guidelines - 12 principles that can help association board members increase harmony, reduce conflict, and build stronger, more successful communities.
By: HOAPulse.com
This straight-forward checklist was created with the association secretary in mind. This easy-to-use document will help ensure no important information is forgotten when preparing your next meeting minutes
By: Community Associations Institute
Perhaps the greatest achievement for any association is creating and sustaining a sense of community among residents and leaders. This goal is best achieved when homeowners, non-owner residents and association leaders recognize and embrace their rights and responsibilities. It was with this goal in mind that CAI developed Rights and Responsibilities for Better Communities. These principles can serve as an important guidepost for board and committee members, community managers, homeowners and non-owner residents.
By: Community Associations Institute
CAI leaders throughout the years have shared their advice and pearls of wisdom for better community association life. Here are 130 tips to guide you and ensure a positive community association experience.
By: Rod Hoffman
Many Kansas homeowners in planned residential subdivisions, including townhomes and condominiums, are members of associations of homeowners. These associations are governed by their Declarations, Bylaws and Rules. On January 1, 2011, they will also be governed by the Kansas Uniform Common Interest Owners Bill of Rights. The full law includes useful background information about operations of Associations. A primary theme is transparency by decision makers. The law outlines basic powers and duties of Associations and their Boards of Directors. In certain provisions, the law mandates that communities operate in certain ways. However, some provisions defer to each Association’s governing documents.  Therefore, directors and homeowners should always compare their governing documents with the law. Here is a summary. The full law is House Bill 2472 found at www.kslegislature.org.
By: Lazega & Johnson LLC, Specializing in Community Association Law
Many associations have experienced owners making changes to their homes or lots without prior ACC approval. What can boards do when self-help is not practical or realistic and fines are ineffective?
By: Neal Bach, CPA on www.bjmco.com/boards-vs-homeowners/
The basic goal of effectively operating the business of the community means that board members have to collect money from neighbors and tell them what they can and can't do. This creates an inherent conflict that can escalate quickly.
By: HOAmanagement.com
Wherever there are neighbors, there is a possibility of a nuisance. Homeowners associations are no different. But how can the board deal with complaints of HOA nuisance?
By: HOAmanagement.com
Is it a good idea for homeowners to become HOA violation enforcers? What are the pros and cons of this setup?
By: Raymond Dickey, Huffington Post
Board members dedicate their time and energy to making their neighborhood a safe and enjoyable place for all.  Yet, this group of volunteers is often unappreciated, and even hated, by those they have volunteered to help.