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 July 2017   

Date: 071917 ... There are a number of updates dated 071917. Be sure to check them all.

Date: 071917 ... Legislative Update Classes - North and South

Many of you may be looking for the 3 hours of law credits that you need and I wanted you to have the dates of the big events that we have had in the past as well as the links to sign up for them now to save your spot.  There are usually full events and we wanted you to be able to put them on your calendar and save your space ASAP.  CAI is hosting the 3 hour law classes in both the North and the South.   I have attached a flier  for LV (Reno's is in the link below) as well since some of you may not make one, but can make the other. The CE number is CE.0294000 Nevada Law.  

Here are the links.  

9-14-17  - North  - 9:00 a.m.  Peppermill Hotel & Casino - http://www.cvent.com/d/m5qrlv

10-20-17 - South- 9:00 a.m. - Gold Coast Hotel & Casino -  http://www.cvent.com/d/k5qfbz 

CA Day Flier

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 071917 ... Pre-licensing Classes & CE classes - Reno That start 8-22-17

I have had several inquiries about the pre-licensing classes coming up in August in Reno that start 8-22-17.  I have attached a copy of the schedule that has the CE classes in red mixed in.  

We don't have 10 people signed up yet for the classes so I am hoping that if you have someone who has just not signed up yet that you will let me know as I have to schedule all kinds of stuff to be up there a month.  Help!

I also wanted to remind those of you who took Gayle Kern, Esq.'s last class at the Reno Sparks Assoc of Realtors and loved it (and said you wanted more)  that the other class she mentioned coming up on 8-11-17.  at 9:00 a.m. at the Builders Association of Northern Nevada located at 5484 Reno Corporate Drive.  The class is on noticing of meetings and elections.  All of the things that are being done wrong and need to be corrected.  It too is a really good class.  You RSVP through me too, please. It has not been taught before.  Election Process, Making Sure it's Done Right - CE.0211000 3 Hrs. General Credits. It is free.......

RNO August CAM

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 071917 ... Couple of things you might want to be aware of! Meeting Locations!!!

If any of you are looking for a meeting place to hold board meetings or member meets, please see below the attached e-mail followed by insurance regarding the same (Flier attached).  A church is offering their facility to hold the association meetings.   The location is at 2685 S. Rainbow Blvd., which is just South of Sahara Ave.

I know some of you get desperate, but I told her I would get out the information.  See what she sent below and a notice of insurance regarding the same.


From: indigovalleychurch@gmail.com
To: seblv@aol.com
Sent: 6/27/2017 2:55:36 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time
Subj: Venue for HOA Meetings

Hello Sara:

Here is the information you requested regarding the space for HOA meetings.  All groups can call: 702-628-8050.

1. Availability - We have Monday, Tuesday available in the evenings. Monday-Thursday mornings available now.  

2. Main Room - About 50-60 people can be seated in the main area.  There is also a smaller meeting room.  This will hold 10-12 people.  

3. Tables, microphones, etc. - Four 6 ft. tables are available as well as 10 small round bistro tables are available.  There is a wireless audio system and four microphones.  Also, a projector and screen for any PowerPoint or video presentations. There is also a kitchen available with tables to serve refreshments.

4. Location - Indigo Valley. 2685 South Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 108,   89146.  There are many parking spaces and 5 ACA parking spaces.  Most people park in the back of the building and walk in from there. 

5. Cost  - The cost is $60 for two hours, minimum and $25 an hour over two hours.  There will be a letter of agreement with all specifics to offer all of the details and needs of the groups.

6. Technical Equipment:  There is a $150. deposit for use of the audio / visual equipment.  No other charges for use of this equipment beyond the hourly rate.

-- Please call me at 703-439-4511 with any questions you may have.  

Sincerely, Charlotte

Charlotte Morgan
2685 South Rainbow Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146

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Just after I got the link from the church to use their facility, I got this message from Joel Meskin who I worked for that little while I was in insurance offering coverage.  Interesting if you need it.

SPECIAL EVENT INSURANCE T

McGowan Program Administrators provides a simple and inexpensive risk management solution for Community Associations that rent out their clubhouses, pools and other common area amenities: Special Event Insurance for your Community Association.

EASY AS 1,2,3...

1. Insert this link in your community association special event rental agreement: https://communityassociationsinsurance.com
2.
Renter goes to link and answers a few simple questions and pays for the coverage online.
3.
The association contact person receives a certificate of insurance online.

What types of events are contemplated?

·         Meetings,
·
         seminars,
·
         Boy Scout or Girl Scout events
·
         Birthday, anniversary, and graduation parties
·
         Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and family reunions

·
         Classes, swimming lessons sponsored by third parties

Who is covered?

·         The Association
·
         The person(s) and/or the Entity renting the facility

·    Additional Insureds are Optional
What is covered?

·         Bodily injury; property damage and Personal Injury Offenses
·
         Liquor Liability
·
         Hired and Non-Owned Autos

·
         Medical Pay

McGowan Program Administrators | 20595 Lorain Rd | Fairview Park, OH 44126
(: 440.333.6300 x2240| cell (: 216.385.5610|7: 440.333.3214 | * Jmeskin@mcgowanins.com

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 071917 ... North - Classes reminder

Just a reminder about the three classes that will be taught at the Builders Association of Northern Nevada on the 28 th of this month starting at 11:00 a.m. and are each 1 hour classes and are Leach Johnson Song & Gruchow classes.  We really need you to RSVP as soon as possible if you will be there because of special issues that have arisen, please.     I know that some of you like to wait until the last minute, but it would really help if you can RSVP sooner, please.

They are three brand new classes and have never been taught up there before. 

11:00 a.m.  To Squat or Not to Squat - That is the question (Major problem in some areas)

(lunch will be provided here)

12:45 p.m.  The Legal Implications of Business Communications - What problems are you causing?

2:00 p.m.  Short Term Rentals - Taking the Air out of AIRBNB - How do we stop this trend in our HOA's?

Thanks for looking at your schedules and letting one of the below know if you wish to be there as I am doing all of the paperwork for them and want to make sure that you get credits. They can get you more information as well.

lara@westernnv.com
or
Cameron.Starner@fsresidential.com

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 070617 ... Some of you have been asking, 1 at a time, what passed in this Legislation

Many of you are contacting me one by one to see what laws passed and what you need to do before the Legislative Updates for CE credits are conducted.  Here is a list of the laws that passed, their effective dates and where to find the text for all of them.  Here is where to find them. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Bills/List

AB 54 Accident Reporting – 10/1 - If you own a business and have employees (association has employees) please read this as businesses must report certain accidents are serious auto or other accidents within a limited time period to the Labor Commission.

AB 113 Nursing Moms – 7/1 - Employers who have employees over a certain number (100 plus) must have a separate private space for nursing mothers.

AB 138 Rain Barrels – 7/1 - This was modified at the last minute to take out collecting from the roof tops of single family homes, but we will need to see what else was buried.

AB 161 Rental Contracts  Disclosures and resumptions – 7/1

AB 276 Wages/Non-complete Employee Contracts – Effective Now - Employees can discuss wages now and non-compete contracts now have limitations.

AB 413 Electronic Notary – 7/1 - I am not fond of electronic notarization as I personally think it opens the door to fraud.

AB 455 Electronic Insurance – 10/1 - Certain notices, etc. can now be sent electronically or posted on the Internet.

SB 33 NV SCRA (Servicemembers Civil Relief Act  and Yes, Servicemembers is shown as one word) – Effective Now - Military personnel are exempt from foreclosure while on active duty as well as their dependents. There is a definition of a "dependent" on the Federal site. https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2015-title50/pdf/USCODE-2015-title50-chap50-subchapI-sec3911.pdf

SB 69 Licenses By Endorsement of Governmental body – Various Effective Dates

SB 145 Alternative  Energy – We  will be seeing a rise in requests for solar panels, energy storing systems and electric vehicle charging stations because of this bill 7/1

SB 188 - Board anti-discrimination bill extending protections including in  house based on gender identity or expression or sexual orientation.  Association may record action in County Recorder's Office 7/1/17

SB 195 Various NRS 116 made some major changes to our laws - Voting by acclimation, filling board spots,  noticing, etc. of executive sessions, Parking on streets within boundaries of association and associations must now have Director's and Officer's insurance - Many more issues in this bill..  – 10/1

SB 203 Ch 78 D&O  Corporation directors and Officers - Redefines a Breach of Fiduciary Duty – 10/1

SB 239 Condo leaks – 10/1 - Nevada Association of Community Managers worked really hard to get this one passed.  Good job.

SB 255 Electronic Docs  Provides for electronic distribution of more documents through electronic methods including resale documents. – 7/1

SB 258 Courtesy Photos  Pre-hearing violation notices must include a photo- 10/1

SB 267 Lender Foreclosure – Effective Now

 SB 270 Water Rights –  If your association has certain water rights - get involved now as certain things have to be done.  There are well associations in Nevada, etc. - 7/1

SB 281 Tax Sales HOA's added to a list of persons entitled to receive excess proceeds from County tax sales.  Must take certain actions.  – 7/1

SB 314 Windmills  - Removes height from reasonable restrictions (2 acre or more lots, however) – 10/1

SB 320 Towing – Does not apply to single family home communities or condos or town homes with garage parking only.   Many new requirements that have to be met. - 7/1

SB 476 HO CCICCH – Any person who wishes to serve on our Commission and be a HO member, must live in a unit in an association. -  10/1

SB 490 Foreclosure Mediation - This law makes it permanent moved the program from the NV Supreme Court to a not profit entity established by the Department of Business and Industry.  Effective Now

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

 June 2017   

Date: 062917 ... Senate Bill SB 33 - Critical action needs to be taken.

One of the bills that went into affect when it was approved by the Governor requires action on your part, again.  You really need to immediately change your collection policies to include the protection of active military personnel since you can't foreclose on them nor their dependents should they be dependent on the active military person for payment of their assessments and mortgage, etc.

I really think that you need to consult with the association's lawyer to make sure that this is done right as you have to make proactive attempts to find out if they are military.  We will be going over it at the legislative updates in Reno in September and October here in the South, but it can't wait until then.

Here is the link to the bill so that you can see that even the trustee you use to do a foreclosure is not responsible for any action if you turn it over to them and have not made a good faith effort to find out if someone delinquent is active military. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SB/SB33_EN.pdf

It seems as I am always the  bearer of bad news, but wanted you to help get your association(s) protected SOON.  I think it almost warrants an action without a meeting to get it started.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944
Date: 062717 ... Multiple Notices Below

John Leach and Donna Zanetti will be teaching 3 one hour classes on 7-28-17 for BANN.  I have attached their fliers for this and another seminar on defensible spaces along with an invitation to a Gala held up there by the Ronald McDonald House this year (to mark your calendars).  The titles of the classes are:  The Legal implications of Business Communications, Short Term Rentals: Taking the Air Out of Airbnb and HOA Squatters.   These classes were brand new and held in Las Vegas this week and there was not ONE evaluation that was not 100% Excellent.

Rick Gardner is on the Board of Directors for the Northern Nevada Ronald McDonald Chapter and has agreed to be the front point for all of those can pop tabs that I mentioned on my last blast.   CAI will collect them at any class that they hold and I will collect them at any class at which I am at attendance to get to Rick. 

When this was discussed at a class down here, one of the male students stood up, in tears, and told us how helpful this organization was in his life. 

If you put a cup by the refrigerator at work and at home and put a pop tab into the cup as a reminder for others to save, it would be a wonderful contribution.   Wouldn't it be wonderful if our organization is recognized for the good we do vs. the bad we hear all the time?  PLEASE help with this as it is such a little thing to pop off that tab and put aside to save.

redshoe gala flier

2017 CE classes flier

fire preparedness flier

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 062017 ... Commission Meeting & Legislative Update inf

1) Remember that you can get law credits for attending these Commission meetings next week. Lot of cases going on particularly with Board Members.  Please see the agenda and the map of how to find the place as it is tricky. Come a little early since it is a tricky place to find even though on a main road.   Don't assume that they will go over one day as very often they don't as the cases settle and there is no need to go over. Unfortunately, there is no Internet watching for this meeting.

commission meeting agenda

directions to parking at the new State Building on Sahara.

2) On another note.  I really would like all of your help in saving the flip tabs from aluminum drink cans for The Ronald McDonald House program.  CAI is saving them and it really is for a good cause.  If you put a cup by your trash and put one in it to remind all, it will help a really good cause. 

3) Please mark your calendars for following dates for the new legislative updates so that you are available with the normal attorneys I use for the class.

Reno - September 14th - 9:00 a.m.  Peppermill Casino & Hotel
LV - October 20th - 9:00 a.m  Gold Coast Casino and Hotel  

4) Reno Pre-licensing classes start on 8-22-17

5) LV Pre-licensing classes start on 10-10-17

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
dba Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 062017 ... NACM Expo & Affiliate - Important Notice on Rainwater Collection.

SB 74 was passed during this current Legislative session and here is the link.  The reason that I sent it to you was that it became effective on passage, which means it is in place.  As directors and managers, it is important that you know that Texas had that kind of bill passed and there were some really bad/huge collectors attached to homes.  We need to get ahead of the curve and adopt rules on what and how they need to be concealed, etc.   I think it is a good idea to collect and use it where we can, but it does need to be controlled proactively.

Here is the link: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SB/SB74_EN.pdf

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Please see the announcement of NACM's trade show/EXPO for Friday.  You will note that there are some new CE classes being taught there by 3 law firms.  John is doing three 1 hour classes in the a.m. that are all new classes not taught before.

From:nacm@nacmonline.net
Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 3:54 PM
To: NACM
Subject: You're Invited! NACM 3rd Annual Educational Expo & Affiliate Trade Show - Friday, June 23, 2017

Community ManagersClasses are filling up fast!!!

Why should you go to EXPO 2017?

·         FREE for Members and only $10 for Non-Members (see details below)

·         Best Trade Show in Town!

·         Includes Breakfast, Lunch and a Reception – with Raffle Prizes

·         Brand NEW (never before seen) Classes! Get 6 hours of CE Credits in one day!

AM – John Leach

9:00 am              To Squat or Not to Squat…That is the Question

CE.0290000-CAM             1 Hour General

10:00 am            Short Term Rentals: Taking the Air Out of Airbnb                                                                                   

CE.0287000-CAM             1 Hour General

11:00 am            Service and Assistance Animals: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fair Housing Act (FHA)

CE.0288000-CAM             1 Hour General

PM – Clarkson Law Group

2:00– 5:00 pm   Avoid Mitigating and Dealing With Reserve Catastrophes 
CE.0203000-CAM            3 Hours General

PM – Angius & Terry

2:00 pm              Bankruptcy 101: The Basics - New Class
CE.0291000-CAM            1 Hour General

3:00 pm              HOA Common Areas: The Identification of Potential Constructional Defects 
CE.0255000-CAM            1 Hour General

4:00 pm              Legal & Practical Fundamentals of a Contract
CE.0174400-CAM            1 Hour General

Register by clicking here Choose Classes with online registration form.

Renewing Members pay for your membership here to get in FREE!

Non Members pay for your admission here!

More details below…

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 061517 ... Two items of interest and/or concern

CAI ASKED ME TO SEND A NOTICE OF THEIR CLASS NEXT WEEK AND HERE IS THE INFORMATION FOR CE CREDITS and Barbara Holland changed her information on the Southern Nevada Health District.   See below as well.   If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact her as her information is below.

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Please go to the link below if you wish to take the following class for CAI on 6-20-17 AT 9:00 a.m.

CAI Las Vegas Manager Class "Insurance Policies and Claims in Common Areas of Single Family HOAs" 3 C.E. Credits 0245000 CAM

Link: http://www.cvent.com/d/95q2ty

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I sent a partial blast out to some of you yesterday before I found out that the Southern Nevada Health District has again changed things around.  See Barbara Holland's comments below: 

In the coming weeks, I will be writing my traditional article(s) on the new association laws that were passed and signed by the Governor, so be on the look-out for them.

Our focus now needs to be directed to the Board of Health and the proposed REVISED pool and spa regulations that are being submitted to the Board of Health by the staff of the Southern Nevada Health District.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PROPOSED POOL REGULATIONS HAVE ONCE AGAIN BEEN PULLED OFF THE AGENDA.  THERE WILL BE NO JUNE HEARING.  THE HEARING IS NOW SCHEDULED FOR JULY 27, 2017 MEETING.

Since my last article, the Health District has made a number of changes to the proposed regulations, as follows:

1.        We were successful in that the new regulations will not be requiring the automatic feeders for the ph and chlorine chemicals for existing pools and spas.

2.       At this time, I am not sure whether these automatic feeders will be required for new construction.  I am concerned that once the automatic feeders start being installed in new construction that in the future we may see the Health District attempt, once again,  to require these feeders in existing pools and spas.

3.       Here is the catch 22 on these automatic feeders.  Associations could be required to install them IF the Health District determines that an association is not properly maintaining the ph balance.

4.       For associations that have only three days a week service, you will need to seriously look at extending the three days service to seven days as the increase in the cost of the service will be substantially less than converting to the automatic feeders which would require major construction changes, such as an additional building that is ventilated and has corrosive proof sprinkler system, barriers from the existing pool pump area, the cost of the feeders, themselves,  the increased insurance cost as a result of the storage of these chemicals at the community,  and a written emergency plan if the chemicals leak into the atmosphere or on an individual, just to name a few of the requirements.

5.       Just as a point of information, one of my senior communities has calculated a cost of about $ 120,000.00 to install these automatic feeders and meet the requirements of the Health District, the Building Department and the Fire Department.  Please note that this does not include any requirements that their insurance company may impose upon this association.  In addition, the cost to make the conversion must come from the monthly association assessment and not from your reserves.

6.       Also, please note that in the proposed changes if the Health District were to require you to convert to the automatic feeders, you would not have a five year period to make the changes as was stated in the original proposed regulations.  There is no time frame and the Health District could have your pools and spas shut down for many years as you try to obtain the funds for the conversion.

7.       The appeal process to prevent the installation of the automatic feeders would require the association to prepare a position paper that would be presented first to the Health District and if denied by them then presented to the Board of Health.  During this appeal period, your pools and spas would probably be closed.

8.       One of the other reasons for seriously considering the seven days a week service is that the Health District DID NOT change any of its regulations pertaining to the daily recorded chemical readings, or the daily checking of the pool gate doors each morning to insure that they are properly opening and closing.  THIS IS HOW THE HEALTH DISTRICT WILL FIND A WAY TO REQUIRE YOUR ASSOCIATION TO INSTALL THE AUTOMATIC FEEDERS as you would be failing to show that you are properly maintaining the ph levels as well as the pool entrance gates.

9.       In the revised pool regulations, the Health District has decided to allow associations to use the stabilized chlorine tablets.  The catch 22 here is that they also reduced the accepted level limit of the cynuric acid.  In layman’s terms, what this means is that approximately 80% of the associations will be required to drain their pools about six times a year and then refill the pools with fresh water.  The reason why is that is the only way to remove the excess cynuric acid from your pools.  Conceivably, you may have to drain them during the summer months and consequently interrupting the use of the pools and spas during your high use summer month pool season.  Please note that not only would your pool service cost be increased but also your water bills will substantially increase during the already high water usage period.

10.   If your pool inspector, who will be required to check the cynuric acid each times he or she inspects your pools, finds that the cynuric acid is above 80 ppm, the inspectors will be required to immediately close your pool and with it assess a fine per body of water.

11.   The new pool regulations have not clarified what will be required as to the emergency lighting which could impact some of the homes that are adjacent to the pools.

PLEASE START CALLING UP THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH AND EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS.  SEE LIST.

Bob Beers- city of las vegas- 702-229-6405

Rod Woodbury- boulder city- 702-293-9208

Richard Cherchio-city of north lasvegas- 702-633-1194

Chris Giunchigliani-clark county- 702-455-3500

Brian Wursten- Mesquite- 702-346-5295

Lois Tarkanian- City of Las vegas- 702-229-6405

Dan Stewart- Henderson- 702-267-2402

Marilyn Kirkpatrick- county- 702-455-3500

THANK YOU ALL.  PLEASE MAKE THE CALLS.

BARBARA HOLLAND, CPM

Direct 702-215-5019  ext. 13002
Email Barbara.Holland@fsresidential.com

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Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 061117 ... THANK YOU! - SB 258 Amendments and Email Blasts

05/31/17 (original date of message)

I hear that the amendment was dropped as we caused problems for the Legislator's IT department by flooding their system and the Legislators listened.  Please don't send any more or we will just tick them off. We didn't want to cause them those types of problems, but as you can see when homeowners get involved, we can make a difference.  Thank you.

Please be sure to read the above message before responding to this post. The bill died thanks to all of you. I have been out of town and unable to post this in a timely manner. It was sent out in a blast to those on my email blast list. At this time I Just want people to see what we dealt with with this proposed bill.

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Below is the text of a letter sent out by CAI LAC (Legislative Action Committee) ... original date 5/31/17

Members of the Assembly and Senate are trying to pass an amendment to SB258 that would allow delinquent owners to sue their HOA for foreclosing on unpaid assessments.  This amendment, to be decided in Conference Committee with no public debate in the last week of the legislative session, represents a dramatic change for HOAs.  Equally troubling is the fact that no legislator is willing to state who drafted this amendment.  Take action now!

What is This Amendment?  The “Nevada Homeowner Equity Protection Act” would add a new section to NRS 116 which would allow a delinquent owner, whose unit was sold at an HOA foreclosure sale, to sue the HOA challenging the validity of the foreclosure sale. A court could set aside the HOA’s foreclosure sale on the basis that the sale was “commercially unreasonable.”  The amendment defines “commercially unreasonable” as a purchase price at the foreclosure sale that is less than 20% of the unit’s fair market value.  A court could also presume that a sale is commercially unreasonable if the unit sold for less than 40% of fair market value.

By these definitions, most HOA foreclosure sales are “commercially unreasonable” because:

·         By statute, the HOA cannot set the opening bid any higher than what it is owed in assessments and costs of collection, which rarely exceeds 20% of a unit’s fair market value.

·         The HOA has no control over how much a third party will bid and cannot force bidding to continue until it surpasses these arbitrary thresholds.

·         If the HOA credit bids and takes title to the unit (which is what happens when there are no third parties interested in buying the unit), the sale price will almost always be “commercially unreasonable” because the credit bid is no more than what is owed in assessments and collection costs.

If passed, the financial consequences of this Amendment on the HOA and its members is enormous:

1.       The delinquent owner would  regain ownership of the unit without having to pay the delinquency as he would have to do if he redeemed the unit within the current 60 day redemption period;

2.       The HOA would have to reimburse the third party purchaser everything the purchaser paid at its foreclosure sale;

3.       The HOA would have to pay its debt collector for its work;

4.       The HOA would either have to make a claim on its insurance for defense and indemnity  or pay out of pocket for the cost of litigation; and

5.       Before any foreclosure, the HOA would have to pay for an appraisal of the unit’s fair market value (a value which would be disputed in the litigation this Amendment contemplates) in an attempt to ascertain whether the amount owed met the 20% “commercial reasonableness” threshold.

The practical effect of this amendment would be to require hardworking owners who pay their assessments to carry delinquent owners.

In 2015, the Legislature protected delinquent owners by giving the delinquent owner 60 days after an HOA foreclosure sale to redeem the unit by paying what was owed to the purchaser.  After that, the sale became “final” and the purchaser had good title to the unit.  This amendment goes too far in protecting the delinquent at the expense of each and every owner who pays his or her assessment timely. Tell the conference committee members to OPPOSE SB258 and any amendments to it.

What Can I Do?

1.   - Immediately call and e-mail the Conference Committee members listed below. If you are a constituent of a Conference Committee member, please identify yourself as a constituent.

 

2.       Pass this “Call to Action” on to other homeowners.

 

3.      “Share Your Opinions” on SB258 and this amendment at  https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/79th2017/A/

 

4.       Contact Your Legislator. Use the “Who is My Legislator” search and the “Current Legislator Contact Information” on the right hand side of the Legislature’s home page at https://www.leg.state.nv.us/ to locate your legislators.

Time is of the essence.  Once appointed, the Conference Committee can meet at any time and without effective notice to the public.  There will be no opportunity for testimony before the Conference Committee.  The only effective way to oppose this Amendment is to call and e-mail immediately.  Tell these legislators to OPPOSE SB258 AND ANY AMENDMENTS TO IT.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Steve Yeager, Assembly District 9 (Clark County) - Steve.Yeager@asm.state.nv.us

Legislative Office: 775-684-8549

Justin Watkins, Assembly District 35 (Clark County) –Justin.Watkins@asm.state.nv.us

Legislative Office: 775-684-8573

Lisa Krasner, Assembly District 26 (Washoe) - Lisa.Krasner@asm.state.nv.us

Legislative Office: 775-684-8848

**We anticipate the Senate will appoint members to the Conference Committee today.  When we learn the names of the Senators, we will re-transmit this alert with the additional names and contact information.

How Did This Happen? SB258 was a bill requiring HOAs to include  photographs with violation courtesy notices.  LAC supported this bill since most HOAs already include photos with courtesy notices and it would help resolve violations amicably and at an earlier stage in the enforcement process. The bill passed the Senate but was amended in the Assembly. 

When a bill is amended, the originating house must agree to the amendment.  The Senate did not agree.  SB258 returned to the Assembly so the Assembly could either “recede” (i.e. agree to give up) its amendment or “not recede” (i.e. continue to insist on) its amendment.  The Assembly did not recede.  This forced SB 258 into a Conference Committee.

A Conference Committee consists of 3 members of the Senate and 3 members of the Assembly.  The Conference Committee is not limited to working out the original disagreement.  Conference Committee members can add amendments that have nothing to do with the original legislation and that have never had a public hearing.  That is what will happen here unless enough of us object.

LAC learned yesterday that legislators planned to insert the Amendment described above into SB258.  This amendment is bad for HOAs and bad for owners who follow the rules and timely pay assessments. Contact the Conference Committee members now and tell them to OPPOSE SB258 and any amendments to it. 

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

 May 2017   

Date: 050917 ... Why Reading the Insurance Policy is So Important

WHY READING THE WHOLE INSURANCE POLICY IS SO IMPORTANT!

By Sara E. Barry, CAM PCAM, Nevada Licensed Insurance Producer

With all of the litigation going on in Nevada. More and more carriers have decided that they don’t want to provide coverage in certain areas.  If they have decided to stay in Nevada, they know that people get lazy and assume that once they have read a policy that they most likely won’t read it again since that company’s policy doesn’t change.  Totally wrong assumption.

Normally, Community Managers and Directors are taught that Exclusions take coverage away and Endorsements bring coverage in. Making that assumption in today’s litigious environment would be a big mistake.  I have seen policies now where Endorsements are taking coverage away. An example would be collections. Denial of coverage for any law suit regarding the collection of assessments might be in the endorsements as an exclusion.

Very scary, in Nevada, in the insurance industry.  Please request that your broker or agent, detail any changes that are in the new policy and make them put it on their letterhead.  Will they need to read the policy, Yes! Will they need to learn their own products, Yes! If they won’t do it for you, you may have to threaten to change brokers or agents as you need to understand the coverages that you have or don’t have.  Knowingly not having some coverages can be handled by having a line item in the budget for self-insurance, but you need to know what that is to move forward.

It is unfortunate that we have gotten to this place with insurance, but you can’t blame the companies for trying to protect their bottom line. You do need to protect the association’s bottom line as well and reading that policy, asking questions and making smart decisions will help in doing so.

Date: 050417 ... Las Vegas Hi-Rise Assn Breakfast & 2 CE Classes

Please find attached a flier for the Las Vegas Hi-Rise Association breakfast.  Sounds like a good event to attend. 5-25-17 at 8:30 at Cili's Restaurant. You register with the person shown on the attached flier.

Program Flier

A couple of other CE classes of which you should be aware.  If you have dual licenses, a Property Management License and a CAM license, CAI's May 23rd class if for you. 9:00 a.m. to Noon. (You get dual credits).  The class is called Property Management in the HOA and Greg Kerr, Esq. from Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin will be talking about the issues both face with a rental unit.  It will help any Property Manager who is not a CAM understand why CAM's appear to be uncooperative at times. I was asked to put it together by the Reno Sparks Assn of Realtors and is a good class.  CE.0201000 CAM General & CE.4477000 RE Credits.  Here is the link to sign  up with CAI . It will fill fast so don't put it off. http://www.cvent.com/d/c5qqls

Probably the last law classes we will get attorneys to teach before the new legislation is completed are scheduled for 5-19-17 at 1:00 p.m. and will be taught at FirstService Residential at 8290 Arville Ave.  LV.   If you have a conflict, there is one in Reno on 5-12-17 at BANN. 1:00 p.m.  You sign up with me for both of these classes.  CE.0187009 Nevada Law. 3 Hours.     The next time there is a Commission meeting where you can hopefully get law credits is on 6-27-17 and we won't know until the agenda comes out if there are hearings, etc.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 April 2017   

Date: 042017 ... Nevada LAW CE Class

 

I have been asked to try to get another Nevada Law CE class together for that troublesome law credits that you need to renew your license.  Unfortunately, one of the instructors I am cosidering has asked me to see how many of you need the class.  I am sure he will spend about 10 minutes talking about current legislation, but please let me know if you need the credits. I will try to schedule the class in May and let anyone who needs it know the exact information. Please let me know if you need the class. 

Below is the information for a really good one hour class, Neighbor to Neighbor Disputes, that CAI is having at their monthly luncheon at the Gold Coast on 5/9/17 and sign in starts at 11:15.  Note that John Leach, Esq. will be teaching it so it definitely won't be boring. To register, click on the link just below this.

http://www.cvent.com/d/05qqjr

CAI Las Vegas May Luncheon Neighbor to Neighbor Disputes" One Hour c.e. 0188300 credit for Managers and Advanced DCAL credit for Homeowners

 Guest speaker John Leach, Esq.

 will cover "Neighbor to Neighbor Disputes" in this one hour C.E. 0188300 class for managers and advanced DCAL class for homeowners.

 NRS 116A.630(2)and (19) provide that community managers and board members shall comply with federal laws and recommend that their clients also act in compliance with the law. In the past, community managers may have acted under the assumption that disputes between neighbors were not an association concern. However, this is not necessarily accurate as existing Fair Housing Act case law and a proposed federal rule make clear. The purpose of this 1 hour continuing education luncheon is to make managers and board members aware that the association may have an obligation to act when neighbor to neighbor disputes create a hostile housing environment involving protected classes under the Fair Housing Act. The class identifies useful CCR provisions and provides practical tips for handling neighbor to neighbor disputes.

 

Follow-up Message ...

Once I send out a blast, I immediately get something that should have been included.    This is one that I would have waiting for should I know if was coming form the NRED.

The real estate side of our industry just got notice of an informational bulletin which relates to the resale statute NRS 116.4109.  It relates to computing the days for notice, etc.  Please see the attached and take this into consideration when dealing with these issues. 

See attached. .... document

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 041917 ... Nevada LAW CE Class

 

I have been asked if I know of any CE law classes up in Reno and Donna Zanetti has agreed to do one on 5-12-17  at 1:00 p.m. if I get 10 people to attend. There will be no charge as long as I can find a location.

 

If any of you need law credits, there most likely won't be another one until possibly October when we get the new legislation ironed out so you may want to grab it now while you can.  Please let me know if you want to attend so I can look at a location and get it posted, please.

 

I am sure that Donna will briefly cover where we are to date with this legislation, but can't spend more than 10 minutes on it.

 

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer

COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.

DBA Community Association Solutions

P.O. Box 530639

Henderson, NV 89053-0639

(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 041817 ... Important reminder - North, Mesquite, Laughlin & Pahrump

Many of you go to www.hoasupport.com to look for jobs, articles and the lastest.   There are new positions up there as well as resumes as well as a new link for  dog bites and a link to go to, which might help your owners or directors take it more seriously   You will find it under the library and then insurance.

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Since the Ombudsman's Office moved, people are getting late notices on their HOA registrations. Please make sure you send it way ahead so that you are not one of those people.  You can't send it more than 45 days before it is due, but I would send it after that ASAP and either take it down to their office or send it certified mail vs. getting fined.  

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 041317 ... Proposed pool regulations- please send out today!

From: Barbara Holland
Date: Monday, February 20, 2017
Subject: FW: proposed pool regulations- please send out today

I spent time this morning with some professionals as we reviewed the proposed changes- the ones that will impact us the most are specifically related to the automatic feeders for both the ph and the chlorine.  Here are some of the specific issues;

1.  No one, to my knowledge, has ever challenged SNH District that associations are not public pools…consequently, over the years, associations have been under their jurisdiction.  Disregarding that fact, here are the issues which would substantially impact hoas with swimming pools and spas.

2.   Many associations may not have the space in their current pool pump rooms to install the automatic feeders for the ph and chlorine which would increase the cost to install them as the pump rooms be they indoor or outdoor would not be large enough to accommodate them.  Such additional costs would include electrical, plumbing, drywall, studs, etc. , as well as addressing possible ventilation issues.  You would probably have to hire a general contractor to orchestrate this work.  I do know for a fact that there are some older communities where it is very conceivable that there is no room- and the SNH District needs to visit some of these communities to offer alternatives, other than shutting down a pool.  In addition to the initial costs of these systems which could range from $ 4000.00 to $ 10,000.00 per body of water (not including the modifications to the pool pump room) is the maintenance costs.  The probes inside the system would require cleaning.  SNH’s time line to install these systems is 5 years. 

3.   The proposed rules would require communities to store 50 gallon drums of both liquid acid and chlorine in the pump rooms. Please note  you would have two sets of drums, one for the pool and one for the spa- if you have more than one set of pools and spas, you can add another 2 drums.  Forget about the fact that the pool service companies would have to be able to transport them and I do believe they need a special license from DMV- that would add up to increase operational costs to maintain your pools and spas.  Storing these drums in our summer heat could affect the shelf life of the chemicals.

4.   I don’t know the ramifications on our insurance policies from our insurance companies.  If for some reason, vandalism occurred where someone decided to open and spill the liquid acid with the chlorine, they would create muster gas (I believed used in WW I).   In one of the hotels in Vegas, there was a failure with the automated feeder that caused it to “explode”  sending ph into the swimming pool.  (this would cause a burning sensation if you were in the pool).

5.   There are a few associations that actually use cartridge filters and if that is the case for any of your hoas, you would need to store a full set of space cartridges on site, in a clean and dry condition.

6.   To add to these costs, the City of Henderson has been noticing some of the older communities to install separate back flows by the end of 2017- which for a 6 inch pipe could run $ 58,000.00 depending upon the layout of the community. (for 8 inch about $ 68,000).

7.   SNH is requiring a book of records whereby there would be a testing of the water and chemicals 7 days a week.  At this time, no one knows if SNH would accept some resident of the hoa to do the readings when the pool company is not on site.  It should be noted that there are applications on the market place that would inform the pool company by computer or smart phone that there was a distribution problem which may negate the need to record the readings.  Again more costs as  the hoa would need to have wi-fi to take advantage of this technology.

8.   One of the reasons for the installation of the automatic feeders given by SNH is to combat diseases- I have yet to hear any disease coming from a residential pool in the last 38 years of me living in Las Vegas.

9.   Associations would be required to have a written maintenance plan which must be approved by SNH prior to the pool being opened.  At this time, there are no specific guidelines as to what should be in the plan.  Just as an fyi there are 4,800 bodies of water in Southern Nevada which includes the hotels- so how fast can SNH approve these plans is another story.  If you can remember the fiasco with the Virigina Greame, the  SNH District was not prepared to accommodate the approval and inspection of the drain covers, etc.  This plan would also require an inventory of equipment (which they should have on their records) along with the operating manuals from the manufacturers.

10. Depth markers will need to be changed as well as no diving markers- section 2-3018.

11. There are some questions as to the interior maintenance of the pool- surface cracks under 1/8 inch wide will need to be documented and monitored.  There is no specific regulation as to when an inspector would require the repair or resurfacing prior to opening the facility.

12. Emergency lighting will need to be installed.  The proposed regulation does not spell out what is emergency lighting…i.e. some motion sensor?

13. Emergency exit- the way the regulation is written you would need to install panic bars so that the gates could be opened without a key from the inside of the pool.

14. Gates, locks and associated alarms if required shall be tested daily prior to opening.  Who will do this?  If an hoa did not test on a daily basis and someone is injured at the pool, attorneys could jump onto this regulation as negligence by the hoa.

Obviously, the manufacturers and the pool companies will be pushing for these changes- simply, more money from them.  But just to give you a number to think about- the cost of a permit for a minor change is $ 360 - times 4,800 bodies of water equates to $ 1,728,000.00 in extra fees for SNH.

 

Where do we go from here?

1.   Propose to SNH District that perhaps there should be a different set of regulations from commercial use such as the hotels.

2.   Require the new installation section to new construction.

3.   Ask them to table the proposed regulations until they can visit communities where the option to install the automatic feeders are literally non-existent.

4.   See if one of our attorney friends can prepare an opinion letter as to whether hoas should be classified as public pools.

5.   Prepare our hoas for new costs to include in their budgets.

 

The hearing to finalize or table or modify these regulations will be this Thursday at 8:30 am at 280 S. Decatur.  If you are planning to attend or ask your board members to attend, I would recommend that they get their sooner.

 

 March 2017   

Date: 032017 ... CE Class - Violations in the CIC and Enforcement Options

CAMEO has asked me to broadcast for them a new class that has not been taught before.  Here is the flier and it will be taught by Gayle Kern, Esq. at the Reno Sparks Assn of Realtors. The contact information and cost to sign up is on the flier, but for a bigger picture, I have attached a copy as well. Share it with people in your office who may not be part of my mass blasts, please.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 030917 ... Important Message for Provisionals

Please see below the response I got from the Licensing Supervisor when I asked her what a Provisional must put in their signature line until they get their full CAM. Some directors brought this to my attention and I wanted to make sure I was correct when we teach the newbies.  Those of you who are SUPR's, please make sure that your Provisional's are putting their full title under the signature line or don't put one at all.  Putting a Community Manager in their title will get them in trouble as they are inferring that they have their full CAM.  Please see below:

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They should not drop the Provisional from their signature. They are not full Community Managers and by law cannot function in that capacity.

We are moving.  The Real Estate Division in Las Vegas will be closed to the public March 15-17, 2017 and will open to the public on March 20, 2017 at the new location: 

3300 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
SUITE 350 – REAL ESTATE DIVISION
SUITE 325- OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES 

Our telephone number will not change. 

Susan Clark

Susan Clark
Licensing Manager
Nevada Real Estate Division
Department of Business and Industry
Office  (702) 486-4380
Fax  (702) 486-4275

Real Estate Division email signature image Dec 2016

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 030717 ... Multiple Notices Below

 

March Commission Meeting 

Please note the new location for the Commission meeting and remember that you can get law credits from attendance at the hearings and there are a bunch of them.  See attached for more information, but here is the location for the first day at 9:00 a.m. Sign in and out as normal and a certificate is mailed to you afterwards.

MARCH 7-8, 2017 @ 9:00 A.M.
Nevada Department of Employment Nevada Department of Employment
2800 E. St Louis Ave. Conference Room A-C
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

VIDEOCONFERENCE TO:
Nevada Training & Rehabilitation Training & Rehabilitation
500 East Third Street
Carson City, Nevada 89713

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The Pre-licensing will be moving forward as we have 10 students for those of you who wanted to attend the CE units attached among those classes.

Commission Meeting Agenda

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Prime Interest Rates, Senate Bill on Non-Competes & Address Change

Interest Rates:   As most of you know, if your documents allow you to charge interest on late payment, you are restricted to the prime interest rate by NRS 116. For those of you who didn't know, that rate went up on January 1st to 3.75%.  Someone in your office should be checking this every January 1st and July 1st as this is when the changes could happen.

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NRED in LV is Moving: Please see the message below from the NRED. Keep this in mind when you are renewing licenses, getting new ones, paying Ombudsman Fees, etc.

We are moving.  The Real Estate Division in Las Vegas will be closed to the public March 15-17, 2017 and will open to the public on March 20, 2017 at the new location: 

3300 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
SUITE 350 – REAL ESTATE DIVISION
SUITE 325- OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES 

Our telephone number will not change.   

Non Compete Agreements: - If any of you have non-compete agreements, the following bill is working towards making sure that they are in compliance with the Supreme Court Decision.  You may want to look at his bill if you are involved as an employer or employee with the agreement.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/Bills/SB/SB222.pdf

Classes Up North:

A new class was just noticed up there that you all should be interested in attending.  The class is one taught by Gayle Kern for her firm and it has never been taught before.  It is Violations in the CIC - Enforcement Options. CE.0205000 - 3 Hours General Credits  4-28-17 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  

CAMEO is offering it free to their members, but others can attend at a fee, unfortunately. It is a good class and worth the time to attend as it was put together to  help you all understand your options and clear up some confusion with the mistakes that you at times make. Please RSVP with Keri at CAMEO and if you are not a member, you pay her as well. 

I will be up there to facilitate the class so please let me know if you have any questions as well.

I have also attached the Pre-licensing Schedule, which has CE credits attached to some of the classes as well.  You pay $20. per class through Key Realty Schools, but let me know you will be there as well so that I have enough of the handouts available. If you have someone who has not signed up for the pre-licensing classes, I will be sending out the students information on Thursday, so you want to make sure they sign up before then.

Reno CAM Schedule

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

 February 2017   

Date: 022717 ... Phew!

For those of you who care to know about what happened last week:

SB 195 - Section # 9 was removed, which would have required employee managers to have an audit of their own personal financials completed to be sent to the NRED who would send it to directors. Very problematic as even major companies like Howard Hughes would have had to send an audited financial statement of their finances to the NRED. We were able to get the Senator Harris and that section was removed.

The swimming pool issue:

Several people attended the Southern Nevada Health District meeting and,  as I was not able to attend, it is reported that they tabled the discussion to another hearing within the next 6 months because of improper notice.   The key issue here is whether HOA pools are considered public pools.  They are considered Public Pools by the Southern Nevada Health District, but this has never been tested in court.  As you know, you don't open your pools to the general public.   It would be interesting is someone would test this in court.    Here is the synopsis of what I got from someone who attended the meeting.

A meeting is scheduled with a couple of people, not me, within the next week and we can try to get more information on how you can get involved after that meeting.  Barbara Holland should be writing an article in the RJ as she testified about the issue conveying the problems that it would cause most associations.

I will keep you informed of other bills as I am watching about 30 - 40 other bills that have not been scheduled or shown the drafts that could impact HOA's.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 022217 ... Pool changes - Important if you manage or live in an association with pool.

Barbara Holland, who writes the RJ column,  asked that I forward her message below and it makes sense for you to know what could be happening on the 23rd here in Southern Nevada.  This could be as bad as the Federal changes where so many associations paid a lot of money only to have to do it all over to satisfy tweeking.  I won't be available to attend, but those with pools should consider attending:  Here is her message.   (A draft is attached)  Final Draft of Regulation

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URGENT MESSAGE TO MY READERS…SOUTHERN NEVADA HEALTH DISTRICT PROPOSES NEW POOL REGULATIONS THAT WILL COST MORE MONEY FOR YOU TO OPERATE YOUR POOLS.  THE HEARING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 8:30 A.M. AT THEIR FACILITY AT  280 SOUTH DECATUR.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY OF THE FINAL DRAFT PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL. Barbara.Holland@fsresidential.com

These  proposed changes will cost more money to operate the pools  and spas, such as the installation of chemical feeding systems for both ph ( abbreviation for “power of hydrogen”- we measure the total acid and alkalinity balance in a pool of water) and chlorine that could cost between $ 4,000.00 to $ 10,000 per body of water.  Many pump rooms would have to be redesigned because of their current sizes in order to accommodate these installation systems.  Other kinds of regulations would require the testing of water 7 days a week which information must be recorded.  How many of our communities have 7 days a week pool service?

The proposed regulation would provide a 5 year grace period to become compliant.  I would recommend that you don’t just jump in to start making any changes until we receive all of the technical information.  For those that remember the fiasco with the Federal Virginia Graeme Baker changes, slowdown may be the best advice if these technical changes are approved!

Looks like the Health District wants to bring California laws to Vegas.

It is important for you to become informed and to attend this hearing so that the Southern Nevada Health District Commission hears your concerns.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 021617 ... Important Information

On the 23rd of this month at 9:00 a.m., Gayle Kern will be teaching a class for CAI called Property Management in the CIC, which has dual credits for Community Managers and Property Managers.

CE.0201000 CAM General

CE.4477000 RE - Property Mgt.

It is a good 3 hours class designed to help everyone understand the limits the both sides face in rentals in an HOA.  This really is everyone's opportunity to learn about why everyone seems to be so obstinate.   I understand IREM has a luncheon up there (or some other organization that conflicts), but the class should get out at 11:45 in time for someone to get dual credits, CAM and PM and still make the luncheon.  This is he first time it has ever been taught so there should be no conflicts.

The room will hold 80, but turnout right now is really low.  If managers don't take the spots, directors are welcome and can help people understand how important it is for the property managers to give the governing documents to tenants, etc.

Contact CAI for signing up. admin@cai-nevada.org

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The bills are also popping out in the Legislature.  Here are the links to the latest.  One is for Drought Tolerant Landscaping and the other if regarding boards.

Drought Tolerant Plantings:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Bill/5001/Text

Filling Board Positions:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Bill/5061/Text

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

 January 2017   

Date: 012017 ... Couple of issues - Classes

Please find attached a listing of the classes of which I am aware in both Reno and Las Vegas.  The NRED has not updated their site and I know these will be happening.  I have also attached the pre-licensing schedules for the year.
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2017 Classes known to date

March 2017 - Reno

April 2017 - LV CAM

August 2017 - Reno

October 2017 - LV

I have been asked to also consider doing the pre-licensing class in Las Vegas like I do in Reno and am looking for some feed back.  In Reno, I do the pre-licensing classes during the day for 2 weeks in the Spring, which means that they are all done during the day and completed in two weeks vs. almost 2 months at night.   Then in the fall I do the normal schedule.  Here is Las Vegas, the classes are done at night in the fall.  I have already scheduled this years classes and those schedules are attached, but please think about 2018 so that we know whether to do the same thing or not.  I need to book the space at Key Realty Schools quickly to ensure rooms to teach the classes.  If you are in Reno, would you rather see this both sessions or just one session as we don't do it condensed in the fall.
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I am also preparing to send in some new classes for approval, but would like your feedback.  If you have to sit through 1, 2 or 3 hour classes, what subjects would you like to see taught.  Most companies do it as a way to market as well as help you learn their service, but what do you want and/or need training on that you don't see happening out there.  I would LOVE your feedback, please.
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Regardless of what you have heard, Don is still doing reserve studies, but under a different name. Here is what he asked that I send out to your all:

Company Change Information:  Advanced Reserve Solutions is no longer doing business in Nevada. The regulatory environment as well as other business factors led to a strategic decision to cease doing business in Nevada.

Don Barry will still be doing limited reserve study business as well as consulting under the original corporate name, “Community Solutions Inc”. The previous dba, “Advanced Reserve Solutions,” will no longer be used. Below is the new contact information for the company.

Don Barry RS-40 RSS-03
(AMS PCAM 1994-2014)
Community Solutions, Inc.  (Formerly dba Advanced Reserve Solutions)
P.O. 530639
Henderson, Nevada 89053-0639
702.303-7196
csireserves@aol.com

 

Date: 011117 ... Commission Meeting and Reminders

This is just a reminder about the Commission meeting this month where you can get legal credits for attending the hearing that will be held at the City of Henderson City Hall Council Chambers located at 240 Water Street in Henderson starting at 1:00 p.m. on January 18th and January 19th from 9:00 until Noon.  At times, they don't go into the second day so if you are going for regular or legal credits, please plan early and attend day one.  I have attached the agenda for your use. 

commission meeting agenda

CAI also has a new class that is being taught on January 31st at 9:00 a.m.  It has not bee taught before. Here is the link for that class to sign up. It should be a good class on reserves, under funding,  and possible solutions of the same.

http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-las-vegas-brand-new-manager-class-ce-0203000-cam-avoiding-mitigating-and-dealing-with-reserve-ca/event-summary-5fe5a1e56c074415a2c493087a634e68.aspx

The NRED does not have all of their classes listed on their website as I know I  have given them many more that are coming up in upcoming months.  Just a couple of spots are open for 1-24-17 at  9:00 a.m.Nicklin Property Management for Resales and Disclosures in the CIC -  CE. CE.0088001 - 3 HOURS.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 011017 ... Human Resourse Class and NEW CE Class

In the pre-licensing class, I tell all of the students that if they will be responsible for employees, to please take other classes as it is a tricky area.  You can also run into trouble if board members treat anyone inappropriately.  These DO NOT have CE Credits through the NRED, but worth your time anyway.

People contact me occasionally asking where they can get the classes and many of the self managed association employee managers work with employment companies who take care of that for them.  This is not meant to replace those services, but to help those without access.

Fred Prior Seminars is having a Comprehensive Training for HR Managers in Las Vegas on March 20th and 21st.  You can sign up on their web site at www.events.pryor.com

I have also shown below the link to get other classes regarding Human Resources for your use as there are more in Las Vegas and one in Henderson.  Hope it helps.

http://www.pryor.com/Site/categories/human-resources.aspx?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Pryor&utm_campaign=nationalbrandfps&source=bing_branded_fps&9mtype=p&9mkw=12741387891&9mad=1466309074.2&9mraw=event%20pryor&atrkid=V1ADC37E72A00-22176798-c

If you are looking for CE credits this month, it is tough.  I only know of one class being taught and it is with CAI.   Here is the link to sign up. It is a brand new class and has never been taught before.   Here is the title and number with the link following.

CAI Las Vegas BRAND NEW Manager Class CE.0203000-CAM "Avoiding, Mitigating and Dealing with Reserve Catastrophes"

http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-las-vegas-brand-new-manager-class-ce-0203000-cam-avoiding-mitigating-and-dealing-with-reserve-ca/event-summary-5fe5a1e56c074415a2c493087a634e68.aspx

I hope you all had great Holidays and are catching up from time off. I always found it to be a struggle. 

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 010517 ... Northern Nevada - CE Class and HR Class

In the pre-licensing class, I tell all of the students that if they will be responsible for employees, to please take other classes as it is a tricky area.  You can also run into trouble if board members treat anyone inappropriately.  These DO NOT have CE Credits through the NRED, but worth your time anyway.

People contact me occasionally asking where they can get the classes and many of the self managed association employee managers work with employment companies who take care of that for them.  This is not meant to replace those services, but to help those without access.

Fred Prior Seminars is having a Comprehensive Training for HR Managers in Las Vegas on March 20th and 21st.  (Unfortunately NO Reno classes by this company) You can sign up on their web site at www.events.pryor.com

I have also shown below the link to get other classes regarding Human Resources for your use as there are more in Las Vegas and one in Henderson.  Hope it helps.

http://www.pryor.com/Site/categories/human-resources.aspx?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Pryor&utm_campaign=nationalbrandfps&source=bing_branded_fps&9mtype=p&9mkw=12741387891&9mad=1466309074.2&9mraw=event%20pryor&atrkid=V1ADC37E72A00-22176798-c

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If you are looking for CE credits this month in Reno area, it is tough. CAI will be doing a 1 hour breakfast class on the 25th at 7:30 a.m. on Advocacy and the CIC, CE.0200000 Gen.  which will be a good class to attend as well as John Leach and Donna Zanetti will be doing their Fair Housing class - CE.0188700 General , on the 6th at 9:00 a.m., which is a really good class as well. These will both be at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino.  Contact Abby at admin@cai-nevada.org  She can send you the link to sign up for either of these classes.

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I have also attached the flier for the March CAM pre-licensing classes for those who need or want to take these classes.  They are completed over a 2 week period.

I hope you all had great Holidays and are catching up from time off. I always found it to be a struggle. 

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 December 2016   

Date: 122016 ... New Testing Service - 1/1/17 & Questions ... South

First, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas or other Holiday that you may celebrate, but I also have some important information I want to share along with a question to ask you.

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The NRED has a new contractor who will be conducting the test for new managers to get their license.  It is Pearson VUE who currently works with the Insurance Commission to conduct their tests, etc.  This goes into affect on 1-1-17 and unfortunately, I was not allowed to be part of the group who put the questions together.  Hopefully, the group who worked on it will be reasonable and understand that these are Newbies who may have never even lived in an HOA, but need to know basic information for a Supervisory Community Manager can work with to polish and teach. If you have someone who is putting off taking the test, have them do it now as the test will totally change. 

I have attached their information for your future use in sending individuals to take the test.  Reservations can be taken on 12-22-16 for the exams to be conducted after the first of the year through their company vs. PSI. 

Pearson VUE Info

April 2017 LV CAM Schedule

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In Reno, I do a consolidated schedule of pre-licensing classes that are completed in a two week period of time, which means that the students are in class from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (with an hour lunch break) on Monday thru Friday over a two week period vs. spreading them over a month or more.  Is this something that you would like to see down here?  I do this in the Spring and then do the normal schedule in the fall.  Please let me know if you or someone within your company would like to see that happen down here and if so, in the Spring or Fall?

I have attached the next schedule of classes to be held in April (normal schedule).  When I held the classes  in January there were just not enough students as the classes didn't get finished until November of the preceding year and new students were few and far between. Note the CE classes attached as well.

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With so many new 1 hour CE classes many are concerned about filling in credits that may be odd numbers, etc.  Remember that you can get up to 6 hours of credits by going to a Commission meeting.  You sign in and out like normal and learn a lot.  It would be interesting to hear if you like the 1 hour classes or would prefer to get them in larger blocks.  Let me know what you think.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and let me know if I can ever help, please, as I continue to do consulting, training and have mediated some cases for managers and one attorney.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.


dba Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 122016 ... New Testing Service - 1/1/17 & Questions ... North

First, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas or other Holiday that you may celebrate, but I also have some important information I want to share along with a question to ask you.

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The NRED has a new contractor who will be conducting the test for new managers to get their license.  It is Pearson VUE who currently works with the Insurance Commission to conduct their tests, etc.  This goes into affect on 1-1-17 and unfortunately, I was not allowed to be part of the group who put the questions together.  Hopefully, the group who worked on it will be reasonable and understand that these are Newbies who may have never even lived in an HOA, but need to know basic information for a Supervisory Community Manager can work with to polish and teach. If you have someone who is putting off taking the test, have them do it now as the test will totally change. 

I have attached their information for your future use in sending individuals to take the test.  Reservations can be taken on 12-22-16 for the exams to be conducted after the first of the year through their company vs. PSI. 

Pearson VUE Info

March 2017 Reno CAM

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Remember that if you have any job openings, you can place them up on my website at no charge for now.  Just send me a PDF format and I will get the opening up as soon as possible. www.hoasupport.com

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With so many new 1 hour CE classes many are concerned about filling in credits that may be odd numbers, etc.  Remember that you can get up to 6 hours of credits by going to a Commission meeting.  You sign in and out like normal and learn a lot.  It would be interesting to hear if you like the 1 hour classes or would prefer to get them in larger blocks.  Let me know what you think.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and let me know if I can ever help, please, as I continue to do consulting, training and have mediated some cases for managers and one attorney.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 

Date: 120216 ... Northern Nevada Issues

Please find attached the two pre-licensing schedules for 2017.  It should help you with your planning.  We need 10 for each session or they will be canceled so don't wait until the last minute or it might be too late.  

March 2017 CAM - Reno

August 2017 CAM - Reno

Don't forget that if you are looking for CE credits before the end of the year that there are very few.   BANN has a 1 hour Drone class that starts at 9:00 a.m. on 12-9-16.   Come get your questions answered as this is going to continue to be a growing privacy problem in 2017 with more drone presents this Christmas and the Reno area seems to be where most of the commercial training is done and support of this new hobby.  People are going to push you to do your property inspections with one of these.  Sounds like it would take care of a lot of the time you dedicate in this area, but come hear what the speaker, attorney, Michael Schulman, Esq. thinks about your doing this type of intrusion into peoples back yards, etc.

Should you have a proactive drone policy in place just like you should have a satellite dish use policy in place "proactively"?  Come hear what attorney Michael Schulman thinks.

Register with Cameron at cameron@nas-inc.com .   Your directors are welcome to attend as well and I will be there this time to help with registration.

I apologize that I have not communicated lately, but lost my 98 year old Mother and have been tied up with her estate and issues.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and will have a great Christmas or other Holiday, which ever you personally celebrate.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

 November 2016   

Date: 112516 ... Do you want to put these on your calendar?

March 2017 Reno CAM Schedule

April 2017 LV CAM Schedule

August 2017 Reno CAM Schedule

October 2017 LV Cam Schedule

 

Date: 111416 ... Remember that you can get law credits by attending the CIC hearings tomorrow

I was asked to remind you that you can get actual Nevada law credits by attending the hearings next Tuesday and use them for your license renewal. 

I honestly don't think there will be many, if any, actual law classes before the legislation ends next year so you should jump on this if you need law credits.

Here is the link for the agenda with location, time, etc. Don't count on it going over one day, but it might.

http://red.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/rednvgov/Content/Meetings/CIC/2016/Supporting_Material/November/NOVEMBER152016.pdf

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Date: 110916 ... Information and classes - NORTH

Commission agenda is attached   ... agenda

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I.  When you sign in for a CE class, please make sure to verify the spelling and license number to ensure you get credit. Don't assume we have it right on the sign-in sheet. It causes havoc with the NRED when it is wrong. If you have a hyphenated name, please go to their web-site to see how it is listed as that is the exact way that it has to be shown on our reports. https://red.prod.secure.nv.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx

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II. Don't forget to check out www.hoasupport.com for new stuff as a few new articles have been posted recently. Also go there is you know of someone looking for a position as that is where they will be posted under the classifieds.

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III. I have been asked by a Property Management group to put together a class for their members to help them understand HOA's better.  The contact felt that the class might be better taught by people from the HOA industry than what they currently get.   They have already filled their 2017 schedule, but want to work with me for 2018 and have a couple of classes on our industry.  Not all groups have filled their calendar so I will work on it now.

If you wish to suggest items, now might be the time to let me know.  I will already be covering a couple of my pet peeves, but would love to hear yours.  Some of the following could fall into one class, but.......

1. Resales and Disclosures in the CIC

2. Insurance issues with tenants in the CIC

3. Notice of Rules and Enforcement of the same. (people, pets and parking)

4. Common area use and Delegation of Use.

5. How can the owner and the Property Manager help to make the tenants living in the CIC enjoyable!

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IV.  At the CAMEO class last Friday, the class number was wrong on the certificate. If you did not receive a replacement certificate, please contact me as I don't  have the contact information for a couple of you, unfortunately and need to send replacements.

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V. I have the next pre-licensing schedule set now.  It is attached for your review and consideration for CE classes buried in them as well. ... March 2017 CAM Schedule

 

Date: 110916 ... Information and classes - SOUTH

0. Next Week's CIC Commission agenda is attached.  ... agenda

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I.  When you sign in for a CE class, please make sure to verify the spelling and license number to ensure you get credit. Don't assume we have it right on the sign-in sheet. It causes havoc with the NRED when it is wrong. If you have a hyphenated name, please go to their web-site to see how it is listed as that is the exact way that it has to be shown on our reports. https://red.prod.secure.nv.gov/Lookup/LicenseLookup.aspx

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II. Don't forget to check out www.hoasupport.com for new stuff as a few new articles have been posted recently. Also go there is you know of someone looking for a position as that is where they will be posted under the classifieds.

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III. I have been asked by a Property Management group to put together a class for their members to help them understand HOA's better.  The contact felt that the class might be better taught by people from the HOA industry than what they currently get.   They have already filled their 2017 schedule, but want to work with me for 2018 and have a couple of classes on our industry.  Not all groups have filled their calendar so I will work on it now.

If you wish to suggest items, now might be the time to let me know.  I will already be covering a couple of my pet peeves, but would love to hear yours.  Some of the following could fall into one class, but.......

1. Resales and Disclosures in the CIC

2. Insurance issues with tenants in the CIC

3. Notice of Rules and Enforcement of the same. (people, pets and parking)

4. Common area use and Delegation of Use.

5. How can the owner and the Property Manager help to make the tenants living in the CIC enjoyable!

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I have attached a schedule of the next pre-licensing schedule for planning purposes and note the CE classes in there as well if you are looking for credits at that time. ... March 2017 CAM Schedule

 

Date: 110216 ... Just a reminder about the law class this Friday 11-4-16 at 1:00 p.m.

It is at the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors at 1:00 p.m.   CE.0187030, which is a CAMEO class.  Please contact Keri at CAMEO if you wish to be there please. info@cameo-nv.com  I have attached the flier and the fee is $45 unless you are a CAMEO member, CAMEO manager working for a CAMEO member of are a director who has a company who is a CAMEO member and then it is free. 

I think that this may be one of the last classes held since we are actually starting to look at the 2017 legislation now.

Also reserve 12-9-16 for a Drone class taught by Michael Schulman.  It is a one hour class and more information will follow, but it is a morning class, which either starts at 8:30 or 9:00 a.m.  More information later on the exact time. 

I will be at both of these classes and hope to see a lot of you there.

Sara E. Barry CAM PCAM & NV Licensed Insurance Producer
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS, INC.
DBA Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053-0639
(702) 249-0944

Class flier

 

 October 2016   

Date: 101116 ... Class in the North

Please find attached a flier for a really good class up in the North on 10-26-16 at 9:00 a.m. at BANN. 

John Leach, Esq. will be teaching it and it has not been taught up there before so there is no need to check to see if you have taken it before.  Please RSVP with who the attached flier states. Directors are welcome as this is the area that board members slip up on and don't know how serious it can be as it is your little association against the US government.

Fair Housing Seminar

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com
Website: www.HOASupport.com

 

 

 September 2016   

Date: 092716 ... Reno - Pre-licensing Classes and CE Classes

This is just a reminder for those of you who will be signing someone up for the LV pre-licensing classes.  I will be sending class materials out to the students this Friday in the afternoon so if you are waiting to sign someone up, please consider doing it now.   If you had someone coming down from Reno, please double check this schedule before they book the flight to come complete the series.  

I have attached the LV CAM pre-licensing schedule, which has changed slightly because of instructor conflicts. If you are looking for CE credits and/or have signed up for one of the classes, please double check to make sure the date hasn't changed, please.  The form has who to contact besides me for the CE classes, which are $20 ea.  

LV CAM Schedule

CE Schedule

There are a ton of new classes up on the NRED website that will be taught over the next month, which include a lot of 1 hours classes.  Here is the link to take a look at the classes in your area. 

Las Vegas: http://red.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/rednvgov/Content/Education/Calendars/camcelv.pdf

Reno: http://red.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/rednvgov/Content/Education/Calendars/camcereno.pdf

I have attached the NRED's schedule that has the classes listed, but to make sure you have an up to date schedule, check here frequently.  My schedule for any Key Realty CE credits is correct.  Theirs may not have had the time to update it yet.

(RENO) - Please let me know if you want me to look at booking March classes again up in Reno over a two week period.  It was well attended this Spring and I need to know whether I should do the same in 2017.

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com
Website: www.HOASupport.com

 

Date: 091516 ... Website Update and Stuff

I have updated my website with a couple of new articles and directions on how to do a couple of things if searching for something for your association.  Rather than attach them, they are on the front page at www.hoasupport.com

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I have someone looking to find a company or companies who certify HOA's for FHA lending for buyers.  If you know of someone who does this and has done a good job, please let me know.

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Instead of trying to keep my own list for CE classes, I am providing the link where any providers have let the NRED know that they will be teaching classes.  Here are the links for the North and the South.

Link to check for Southern Nevada CE classes:

http://red.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/rednvgov/Content/Education/Calendars/camcelv.pdf

Link to check for Northern Nevada CE classes:

http://red.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/rednvgov/Content/Education/Calendars/camcereno.pdf

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I have attached the next Pre-Licensing Schedule that will be held in the South.  We just finished in the North.Note there are some CE classes mixed into these classes.  They are $20 and registration must go through Key Realty Schools and Myself (So I have handouts for you).

prelicensing schedule pdf

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For those of you who wished me a Happy Birthday on FaceBook, thank you.  Since I had removed myself from FaceBook, I didn't know anything would be going out and yet couldn't respond.  I guess they can still use my page to send out my stuff, but I can't access it. 

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 August 2016   

Date: 082316 ... Commission Meetings and Attendance Credits - Squatters

It is really important that when you attend a CIC Commission meeting that you print VERY carefully so that who ever gets that sign in sheet is able to read your writing and that you leave a phone number for questions. Reno area is very critical since they don't have someone there sitting to determine if readable or not.  A couple of people who attended the Commission meetings in Carson did not leave phone numbers and their information was not readable.  I was asked to get the word out as it is a serious problem.

This is really important for any CE provider as well since if they can't read your writing, you may be shown as the wrong person and/or number when it goes into the NRED after the class.  We have to turn it around really quickly or you don't get credits.  Even if you have a certificate of attendance, if it is wrong, you won't get credits if sent into the NRED wrong.  Help!!!!!!!!

I know you get awfully busy, but understand how bureaucracy works.  Not right, it gets kicked out, not back.

Also, if any of you have any of the contact information for the police department responsible for squatters in Washoe, Story or Nye Counties, I would love to have them. I  have sent the sheriff or police department requests, but am not hearing back.  I have a huge list for Clark County, but not the others.  If you want the Clark County listing, please let me know.

I have attached what I have found about squatters in Nye, Storey,Washoe and Douglas Counties.  If I hear back from any of them with more detailed information, I will share with all of you. So far no one has responded to my request for more detailed information like they distribute in the South.  I have attached it so that you can see what was put together.  

Squatter Task Force - Clark County

Squatter contacts outside of Clark County

Date: 081616 ... Next CIC Commission Meeting this month - Agenda attached.- Carson City

The Commission meeting will be in Carson City on August 16th through the 18th.  You can get credits for it if you are looking for credits. This one will be video conferenced to the Washington Bldg. in Las Vegas to that  LV managers can get credits as well by signing in and out as normal.

The certificates of attendance are mailed to you.      Please see the attached agenda and if you want supporting materials on a case, etc., you can get them at the following location.

commission meeting agenda

http://red.nv.gov/content/meetings/cic/2016/august

 

Date: 081616 ... Industry Bulletin - Reno Construction Law Seminar

A southern Nevada event, with similar topics, will be held in Las Vegas on September 13. Details will follow soon.

Space for the Reno event is limited. To register, call 702-486-1165 or email ssmith@nscb.state.nv.us

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Industry Bulletin

PLEASE NOTE: RESENDING TO CORRECT CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER

RENO SEMINAR FOCUSES ON

CONSTRUCTION, LABOR LAW

RENO, Nev. – The Nevada State Contractors Board's fourth annual Contractor Training Day on August 23 will feature discussion of lien law, contract provisions, avoiding discrimination and harassment lawsuits, complying with labor laws and more.

The FREE half-day event will be held at the Nevada Associated General Contractors office at 5400 Mill Street in Reno. Click the link above for details and the agenda.

A southern Nevada event, with similar topics, will be held in Las Vegas on September 13. Details will follow soon.

Space for the Reno event is limited. To register, call 702-486-1165 or email ssmith@nscb.state.nv.us.

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http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=75438514&msgid=436623&act=PC5T&c=868017&destination=http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com

 

 

Nevada State Contractors Board

Las Vegas - Southern NV

    Phone:        (702) 486-1100

    Fax:            (702) 486-1110

Reno - Northern NV

    Phone:       (775) 688-1141

    Fax:           (775) 688-1150

HOW WILL YOU FOLLOW US?

 

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Date: 080916 ... LV Pre-Licensing Classes and More

I would like you all the have the schedule for the Key Realty Schools Pre-licensing classes which have CE credits for all of you as well.  This is LV schedule only and is attached. ... LV 2016 Fall CAM Schedule

I have a manager who is looking for information from anyone who has a splash pad in there HOA.  She has a board considering it and would love to have information on the pros and the cons. I have talked with the City of Henderson and his comments and article will be up on the website (www.hoasupport.com) the first of the week but the manager is looking for on hands experience from any HOA's who have them.

I have room for about 4 more people at the Nevada law CE class I am doing Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. 8-9-16 here in LV with John Leach, Esq. If you need the class before CAMEO does theirs on October 7th, please let me know ASAP.  CE.0137009 - Nevada Law - 3 Hours

He will also be teaching a new class on 8-30-16 at 9:00 a.m. and I have room for about 6 people before it is full.  Neighbor to Neighbor Issues  CE.0188300 General  - 1 Hour

NACM will be having their luncheon on 8/18/16 and from 12:30 - 1:30 after Sharon Jackson,  the Ombudsman speaks, Michael Schulman will be teaching his new 1 hour CE. Squatters class in the HOA CE.0138400 General

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com

Date: 080316 ... NOTICES - CLASSES

Reno Law Class ................................

So it has been decided that a law class will be held in Reno on the below date and location.  It came down to the day and time the instructor could do it.    Please let me know if you will be there for sure and there is  no charge.

Date:  8-19-16  - 1:00 pm - 4:00 p.m.

Provider: 
Community Association Solutions
Class CE No: CE.0187009 - 3 Hours . Nevada Law
Class Name: 2015 Legislative Update for the CIC
Address: Sprint/EBMC Bldg.
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Basement Conf. #2
Reno, NV
Contact - Sara Barry - seblv@aol.com

RENO Classes & Other ...................................

I have a question that another manager would like help on if you don't mind.  Do any of you have a small Splash Pad (like some of the Cities have with water sprayers popping on and off).

Their association is considering putting one in and will be meeting shortly to make a decision.  The manager would like to know the pros and cons along with recommendations and possible costs, etc.  My recommendation was not to do it because of the draught, but they would still like to make an informed decision before just saying "no".

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It appears that the August pre-licensing classes will be proceeding as we have 11 students if the two remaining individuals who committed sign up this week.  I have attached the schedule so that those of you who need credits can see which ones have credits attached.

August 2016 - Reno Schedule

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Several of you have wanted to start watching the bills that pop out and to contact your legislators when they do.  Here are the links:

Current new bills draft reservations of numbers - No new bills are out yet with the text:
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/79th2017/BDRList/page.cfm?showAll=1

Who is my Legislator - Click on the area that is where you live and see what pops up:
http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/

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CAMEO has asked me to send their class that I will be teaching for them up there on 8-26-16, which is the Supervisory Community Manager class. I personally really recommend that Provisional's go as well since they need to understand why the Super may be so strict about some things.   I have attached their flier as well.

SuperBasics 8-26-16

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com
Website: www.HOASupport.com

 

 July 2016   

Date: 071416 - 072016 ... NOTICES - NORTHERN NEVADA

For those of you who don't get the notices from Silver State Fair Housing and may not have taken their class, see below. 

Also, CAMEO has a class for Supervisory Community Managers up there and I honestly recommend it for Provisional CAM's as well so that they understand why the Supervisory CAM may be doing what they do and to ensure all are on the same page.  I have attached their flier and I will be teaching that class alone this time at the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors. Several Super's down in the South have been taken to task for not doing their job as a Super.  See the attached flier for information and to whom signup should be conducted.

superbasics082616

Here is the Silver Stair Fair Housing information.  I have taken the class at least 4 times and was able to help them understand our side of this "stuff" as well. They do keep the class up to date with Federal changes. For those of you who have Property Management licenses, it could be dual credits as well.  Just sign in and out on both forms. 

If you have board members who are not "getting it", this class could help them as well.

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Attached please information about our upcoming ABCs of Fair Housing training's. The first training will take place on Wednesday, July 20th (1PM-4PM)  at Financial Guidance Center – 2660 S. Jones Blvd in Las Vegas. The second training will take place on Wednesday, August 10th (1PM-4PM) at the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors ® in Reno.  

The ABCs of Fair Housing for Real Estate and Property Management Professionals is a three-hour continuing education course accredited by the Nevada Real Estate Commission (CE.2630000 RE – 3 hours Ethics) and the Commission on Common-Interest Communities and Hotel Condominiums (CE.0060001-CAM – 3 hours General). The cost is $20/person. The training is designed to provide real estate professionals, property managers, homeowners’ associations and managers, office staff, and maintenance employees with resources and tools to recognize and address potential fair housing issues. Topics include basic fair housing information, families with children, advertising, and fair housing protections for persons with disabilities. All participants receive a comprehensive packet of information and resources, as well as a certificate of participation. 

We have scheduled additional ABCs of Fair Housing training's.

·         Thursday, September 22nd (9AM-12noon) – Reno
Tuesday, October 18th (1PM-4PM) – Carson City

Friday, December 2nd (1PM-4PM) – Reno

·         In addition to the ABCs of Fair Housing trainings, we have scheduled two (2) Equidad de Vivienda – Fair Housing Training in Spanish trainings. The Spanish presentation does not have Continuing Education credits, however, it covers the same information as the ABCs of Fair Housing. The class is free.

·        Thursday, September 22nd (1PM-3PM) – Reno
Wednesday, September 28th (1PM-3PM) – Las Vegas

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested in attending the training's, and feel free to contact me with any questions.

Roberto Ortiz, Director of Programs
Silver State Fair Housing Council
Reno Office: 775.324.0990/ 775.324.7507 Fax
Las Vegas Office: 702.749.3288 / 702.749.3299 Fax
888.585.8634 toll free/Relay Nevada 711

fairhousing@ssfhc.org
www.ssfhc.org

 

 

Date: 071216 ... Reno - Updates and Education

0. I only have 5 students so far for the August Pre-licensing classes.  They may not happen.  I will blast it if I get enough, but they may not be taught again until next March unless I get enough to hold the classes.

I.  Update on my hubby:  He had his second post cancer surgery and is doing very well.  Just time to heal.

II.  Facebook:   I did not send out a glasses notice to all of my contacts. I was apparently hacked.  I have removed myself from FaceBook as it has caused me more troubles with family, friends and clients than it is worth.  Please don't take it personal.  This hack was the last straw.

III.  Pre-Licensing Classes:  Please find attached the two next schedule pre-licensing classes.   I am send both to Reno and LV as some students may have to miss classes and may want to make them up in the other schedule. I have attached the Reno schedule, but if I don't get enough students, it may not move forward until March of 2017.

August 2016 CAM - Reno

September 2016 CAM - LV

IV. My Website: - The front page of the Website has been changed so that you can see what is new and what has been added to the library, etc.  I have not shown resumes or job openings, but the articles and forms are shown there. www.hoasupport.com

V. CAI Notices:  Please see their notices for this month shown below.  The Manager class on the 26th is actually a REALLY good class.  If you have already taken it, you know that it was worth your time, but you even may have directors who may want to get on the waiting list. Learning how to determine those critical ownership and maintenance issues for limited common elements, exclusive use common elements and common elements in general is well worth the three hours, Plus you get to hear John Leach, Esq.  and Cheri Huaer, Esq. teach it.  Here is their information.

VI. Classes with which I am affiliated:  I have attached a listing of classes with which I am affiliated to help anyone wanting a class taught. The sponsor is also shown.

CAS classes or affiliations

   

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Northern Nevada Tradeshow & Education Seminar , July 21st

July Manager Education in Las Vegas, July 26th

July Homeowner Education in Las Vegas , July 30th

Candlelighters Walk, HOA Champions Registration

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Click Here to Register for the NN Trade Show and Legislative Seminar:

 



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 Las Vegas July 26th Manager Seminar 

Click Here to register for the LV Manager seminar:

 

CAI LV Manager Class: Understanding Common Elements and Limited Common Elements c.e. 0141700 3 gen credits

Have you ever wondered just where the association s responsibility starts and ends when limited common elements and exclusive common elements are involved.   Come hear from one of our chapter's founding members on how to make this difficult task easier. 
  
Guest Speakers

John Leach, Esq. & Cheri Hauer Esq.

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 Click here to register for the Advanced DCAL Ethical Dilemma Seminar:

Las Vegas- CAI Homeowner Roundtable Workshop- Ethical Dilemma

Every day HOA board members face ethical dilemmas that have no clear cut answers in law or governing documents.  This workshop will explore problem solving techniques and professional resources available.

 Using a one hundred percent interactive round table format, the participants will discuss six current ethical dilemmas and create answers consistent with CAI's Code of Ethics.

 Table Moderators:

 Kristin Fyler, PCAM

 Ruth Jagodzinski, DCAL

 Chuck Niggemeyer, DCAL

 Glen Proctor, DCAL

Greg Toussaint, DCAL 

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 It's Time to Register for the Annual CAI HOA Champions Team at the Candlelighters Walk!

 Click here to register with the CAI HOA Champions Team!

 Team Name: CAI HOA Champions

Team Category: Organization 

 Click here for a printable flyer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: 070816 ... Couple of Issues - Reserve Study Providers

On 7-20-16, I will be teaching a law class that is required for new reserve study providers if any of you have someone wanting to get their license.  Please let me know if you have someone as space is really limited and I haven't blasted it to community managers yet. 

One October 13th at 1:00 p.m. for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, Community Association Management Executive Officers, CAMEO has asked me to teach a class for their business partners regarding putting classes together for CE credits for CAM's.   I will share problems I have faced getting classes approved as well all you have to do before, during and after the class.  Keri Hawkins, their Executive Director for CAMEO can give you more information on the location and how you can sign up. info@cameo-nv.com

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com
Website: www.HOASupport.com

 

 June 2016   

Date: 062416 ... VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE ... and August RENO CAM Classes

A couple of you attended the hearing at the Commission meeting the other day and I wanted to let you know the outcome so have attached an article I wrote regarding the meeting. 

president-emergency action

I really need to know ASAP if I should cancel the Classes in August for pre-licensing.  I have 3 people confirmed, which is not even close to what is needed for Key Realty Schools to hold.   I am asking for your honest opinion to see if you want me to just do the classes as I did this early spring up there getting them out of the way in two weeks time period vs. over a month.  I can schedule them again at the first of the year again vs. waiting until next August if they need to be canceled for this fall.  PLEASE let me know your opinion.

Sara E. Barry CMCA PCAM CAM -Licensed Insurance Producer
Community Solutions, Inc.
DBA - Community Association Solutions
P.O. Box 530639
Henderson, NV 89053
Cell: 702-249-0944
Email: seblv@aol.com
Website: www.HOASupport.com

 

Date: 061416 ... Class - Tradeshow this Weekend

John Leach & Nicole Guralny, Esq.  will be teaching a class this Friday at 9:00 a.m until noon at Meet & Greet in LV for NACM.  It is a new class that the Commission just approved last week.  This is really a good class and as Nicole is the ADA and FHA expert within the firm, she will be covering things that you may not have even thought about.

I have attached the flier for your use in signing up.  The CE number is a new one.  CE.0188700 CAM General.  I will be there to help coordinate the class for them.

Hope to see you there as you can get 3 hours in the a.m. and 3 hours in the p.m. for another class.  For more information contact NACM at: nacm@nacmonline.net

CAI's Events are shown below as well:


 

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 CAI Las Vegas June Member Breakfast (formerly luncheon)

Tuesday June 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Register Here

  

Manager Seminar LV

 "Habitational Risk" and the Community Manager c.e.0181500

Tuesday June 21, 2016

9:00 AM - 12 PM

Register Here

Come join us as Guest Speakers Betsi Williams, Patrick Ward & Kyle McCulloch share what you need to know about Claims Handling and Education, Vetting HOA Insurance Agents and Gaps in Coverage.

Sponsored by: Farmers Insurance

 

Homeowner Seminar LV

Risk Management, DCAL

Saturday June 25, 2016
9:00 AM - 12 PM

Register Here

Guest Speaker 
Mark Coolman, CIRMS

What kinds of insurance do Homeowner Associations need?
What does the law require?
What do your documents require?

Sponsored by: Alliance Association Bank

 

Northern Nevada Events

Reno Homeowner Class

Meetings and Elections, DCAL

Thursday June 9, 2016
6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Register Here

Speaker: Donna Zanetti, Esq., PCAM

Do Workshops have to be noticed?
Do Agendas have to be mailed to Homeowners 10 days in advance of a Board Meeting?
What are the most common errors in Board Elections?
What does NRS 116 really say on these issues!

 

Register Here

 

 

Register Here

 

OPEM Nominations now being accepted, please click on this link to nominate a volunteer

 

 2016/2017 CAI Nevada Membership Directory news!

Update your contact information!!!!

It is time to verify your CAI membership listing for the new directory.  Please log onto www.caionline.org  to make your changes, if needed.  Your log in is your email address and your password is your last name first letter capitalized.  If you cannot log on PLEASE

call National at 1-888-224-4321.  The local chapter does not update membership records.  It is the responsibility of the member to update their own record.

Managers, please make sure your board members are listed correctly!  All corrections must be made by May 31st.  Any changes made to the membership after that date will have to made manually by the chapter and will be charged $25 per change.

Advertise your business!!!!

Business Partners, if you have a second location that you would like to list, the cost is $100 unless you purchase an ad half page or larger.  If your membership lists an out of state address please send the update to Chris by May 31st for a manual change. After May 31st this change will be charged $25.

All advertising rates increase after May 31st, don't delay, early bird pricing is in effect now until May 31st. Artwork is due to CAI by June 15th.

A proof will not be sent out, the Nevada membership will be downloaded on June 1st as is.  The directory will be printed in July for distribution no later than early August. 

The directory is a marketing tool, many associations refer to it during their bid process. 

  Please Click Here for Directory Advertising

 

 

Date: 060316 ... Commission agenda for 6-7-16 meeting

Please see attached the agenda for the next commission meeting.  Note that even if it says the meeting will be for three days, they normally get done the first day.  If you are going for up to 6 hours of credits, you are safer going the first day.  You sign in and out just like at any class and make sure she can read your handwriting. You can get the backup materials for the meeting at the following link:

http://red.nv.gov/Content/Meetings/CIC/2016/June/

Please let me know if you are looking for a Nevada Law class as I have several people looking, but I doubt the attorneys will give up their time for a couple of people.   Please let me know ASAP so I can get it scheduled if enough are needing it as the only other one of which I am aware is on 10-7-16 at 1:00 p.m. in LV (Siena HOA) and 11-4-16 in Reno (Reno Sparks Assn of Realtors). CAMEO is putting on those two classes.

Meeting Agenda

 May 2016   

Date: 052316 ... Northern Nevada Trade Show

See attached flier .....

 

Date: 052316 ... North and South News - CAI

I was also asked by CAI to notice their classes and they are shown below with the links to register. IF you can register with the links, please call 702-648-8408 to get help.

 

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 Las Vegas & Reno Education

NN Bowling Registration

2016/2017 Membership Directory Advertising

RTC Survey

 


CAI Las Vegas May Member Breakfast (formerly luncheon)

Tuesday June 14, 2016

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Register Here

 

 


 

 RENO 

 

 

Reno Manager Class

Collections in the Common Interest Community c.e. .0177400

 

Thursday May 19, 2016

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

$25 Members

$45 Non-Members

Register Here

 

Participants should get a full understanding of the collection and foreclosure process within the Common Interest Community.

 Guest Speaker: Chris Yergensen, Esq. 

 

Sponsored by Nevada Association Services, Inc

 

 

Reno Homeowner Class

"Board Leadership Development Workshop" formerly The Essentials

 

SATURDAY, May 21, 2016  ***This seminar was mistakenly advertised as Thursday.  It is all day on Saturday***

 

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

$35 Members

$55 Non-Members

Register Here

 

Whether you are a seasoned board member or newly elected to your association's board of directors, this course will teach you the essentials of community association volunteer leadership responsibilities. The topics covered will include an overview of community association, roles & responsibilities.  Registration fee includes a Brand New Board Member Tool Kit and boxed lunch. 

 

Sponsored by Nevada Association Services, Inc. 

 

 

Reno Homeowner Class

Meetings and Elections, DCAL

 

Thursday June 9, 2016

6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Register Here

 

Speaker: Donna Zanetti, Esq., PCAM

 

Do Workshops have to be noticed?

Do Agendas have to be mailed to Homeowners 10 days in advance of a Board Meeting?

What are the most common errors in Board Elections?

What does NRS 116 really say on these issues!

 

Northern Nevada Bowling

 

 Register Now

 

 

 

 

 

2016/2017 CAI Nevada Membership Directory news!

 

Good Afternoon:

 

 

Update your contact information!!!!

It is time to verify your CAI membership listing for the new directory.  Please log onto www.caionline.org  to make your changes, if needed.  Your log in is your email address and your password is your last name first letter capitalized.  If you cannot log on PLEASE

call National at 1-888-224-4321.  The local chapter does not update membership records.  It is the responsibility of the member to update their own record.

 

Managers, please make sure your board members are listed correctly!  All corrections must be made by May 31st.  Any changes made to the membership after that date will have to made manually by the chapter and will be charged $25 per change.

 

Advertise your business!!!!

Business Partners, if you have a second location that you would like to list, the cost is $100 unless you purchase an ad half page or larger.  If your membership lists an out of state address please send the update to Chris by May 31st for a manual change. After May 31st this change will be charged $25.

 

All advertising rates increase after May 31st, don't delay, early bird pricing is in effect now until May 31st. Artwork is due to CAI by June 15th.

 

A proof will not be sent out, the Nevada membership will be downloaded on June 1st as is.  The directory will be printed in July for distribution no later than early August. 

 

The directory is a marketing tool, many associations refer to it during their bid process. 

 

Please Click Here for Directory Advertising:

 

 


 

 

 

Date: 050116 ... If you live in an HOA expect your assessments to go up.

Nevada Supreme Court rules in favor of investors, banks in HOA fees case


By SEAN WHALEY
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in a long-awaited dispute over homeowner association dues in super-priority lien cases, finding that Nevada law does not allow for the collection of costs and fees in addition to nine months of back-owed assessments.

The unanimous ruling came in an appeal brought by Horizons at Seven Hills Homeowners Association against Ikon Holdings.

The ruling is a major victory for investors, banks and others who acquired the foreclosed properties. It is a big loss for homeowners associations, collection agencies and others who sought additional compensation in the super-priority lien process.

The super-priority lien in Nevada law allows associations to recover nine months’ worth of assessments. But a legal dispute has been ongoing for years over whether fees and collection costs could be included as part of the lien.

The court ruling finally resolves the question for lien cases dating from the foreclosure crisis that reached a peak in 2009 to 2011.

But the opinion does not apply going forward.

The Nevada Legislature in 2015 amended state law to include certain fees and costs in super-priority liens.

Las Vegas attorneys James Adams and Puoy Premsrirut were pleased with the ruling that will favor their 135 clients who have fought the imposition of the additional fees and costs in court for several years.

“We now have clarification of what the plain words of the statute mean — that they cannot include fees and costs in super-priority liens,” Adams said. “I am very happy not only for all the lawyers involved, but for all of the many judges who have been agonizing over this for the last six years. Now I hope we can move forward and get these cases concluded.”

Premsrirut said the fight was against a multitude of lawyers representing clients with deep financial resources.

“I am proud of our Supreme Court today because they did not legislate from the bench,” she said. “They followed the law.”

Homeowners’ association representatives had argued that their boards had to rely on collection agencies because they did not have the time or expertise to pursue delinquent assessments alone. They also pointed out that the assessments were the only revenue source available to maintain the communities.

Contact Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-461-3820. Find @seanw801 on Twitter.

 

 March 2016   

Date: 032716 ... Commission Meeting Agenda - New fining situation

Please find attached the agenda for the next Commission meeting and below if the link to get the complaint documents to be reviewed:

http://red.nv.gov/Content/Meetings/CIC_Calendar/

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Please be aware that it was recently brought to my attention that a community manager had to pay a fine of $500 for not telling her board in writing that they could go out to bid for their management contract.  She recommended that everyone make sure it is in their contract or send something to the board so that they know they can go out to bid for that contract when it renews and that you have it in writing. The board was furious and didn't want to go out to bid, but because she didn't tell them they could, she paid the fine.  UGH!

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I am hoping the owners of the companies in the North will respond to the below question:

RENO - Do you plan on having students for the August CAM pre-licensing classes?  I have to make reservations now with my RV because of the two events that the City of Reno hosts during that period of time and would like to get that out of the way.  I need 10 students so please let me know your thoughts. If you don't think you will have students, I can do it again in March of next year and do it in March annually, even though I do like to get out of the heat in August.

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RENO - I have 20 extra books that I brought with me to conduct the current classes.  Please let me know if you want them as it will save you at least the shipping costs on the $10 books.

March 29 Commission Agenda

Date: 030316 ... Mark your calendars for a free seminar. 4-8-16

The Chair and Co-Chair of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada have asked me to blast a new CE class that they will be teaching on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The flier is attached, but you contact me to register for the class.  The flier has the location, etc. and we hope to see a lot of you since the attorneys always complain that managers don't understand the litigation process and their role.  The title is Litigation: Working with the Attorney.   It is a Leach Johnson Song & Gruchow class, but they are loaning it to the builders association. 

Hope to see a lot there.

Seminar Information

 February 2016   

Date: 022516 ... Statute Booklets and Class (North)

I have contacted all of the people who pre-ordered the 2015 statute booklets and have not heard back from a few, but wanted anyone who missed the original message to know that I have the new 2015 books ready to ship.  If you would like books, tell me how many and where to ship and I will immediately send you an invoice and ship the books expecting a check in return mail. The books are $10.00 and if they are mailed individually, the media rate shipping is $3.22.  Hope that works for all.

I also want to clear up any confusion on the two law classes being taught up there next week.  CAI has a law class on the 25th at the Peppermill at 9:00 a.m. and I have a Nevada law class on the 26th at the Reno Sparks Assn of Realtors at 1:00 p.m.  

You contact CAI for theirs on the 25th.   admin@cai-nevada.org

You contact me for there Nevada Law class on the 26th at the Reno/Sparks Assn of Realtors at 1:00 p.m. on the 26th.  seblv@aol.com  Again as I mentioned before, it is free.

Las Vegas has one on the 23rd, which may have been where that date came from.

The full schedule of classes of which I am aware is attached as well.

classes known to date
Date: 022516 (Continued) ... Mark your calendars for a free seminar. 4-8-16

The Chair and Co-Chair of the Builders Association of Northern Nevada have asked me to blast a new CE class that they will be teaching on April 8th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

The flier is attached, but you contact me to register for the class.  The flier has the location, etc. and we hope to see a lot of you since the attorneys always complain that managers don't understand the litigation process and their role.  The title is Litigation: Working with the Attorney.   It is a Leach Johnson Song & Gruchow class, but they are loaning it to the builders association. 

Hope to see a lot there.

litigation seminar

Date: 021816 ... NRED and Issues

Subject: NRED and Issues

I was asked to attend a meeting this last week because I had concerns about some of the things their auditor was doing to you all.  During that meeting I told them that I would advise you all, those I have your e-mail information on, about their concerns. Sharon Jackson called the meeting and I had no control on who could attend.

1.  If an association tells you to leave out a large component that you know should be in the study, but they tell you in writing not to include it, make them show you proof of an attorney's opinion or a vote of the owners to not fund that.  It has been reported that some associations are not even wanting to fund for the clubhouse, etc. and you are just leaving it out keeping the proof that they told you to remove.  Not good enough for them.  We were able to get the NRED to understand that it is not your decision, but they will be contacting you for proof of the legitimate removal.

2. The study is to dated as of the first draft.  They would like it to be the inspection date, but it is to be dated the date of the first draft, not next January.  I tried to get them to understand that the associations seriously use these for their budgets, but.....

3. Because Gary Lein cannot teach the class before 4-15-16 because of tax season, I scrambled to put another class together for you, which will be approved at the 2-2-2016 Commission meeting specifically for you to renew your license if it expires before 4-15-16 and I can schedule the class. I don't think he will be teaching the class, however until May.  Here are the dates that those classes will be taught at the same time as the managers:

Las Vegas:  3-1-16 5:00 p.m. and they need to register through me and it will be $20 to Key Realty Schools. I will give you all the location when you register.

Reno:  3-30-16 1:00 p.m. and they again need to register through me and it will be $20 to Key Realty Schools. I will give you all the location when you register.

4.  We were unable to get them to understand that reserve studies are not an exact science, but rather consists of a lot of estimates and assumptions.  I will keep trying.

If I think of anything else, I will let you know, but please let anyone who may not be part of this blast know of what their auditor will be looking for.

 January 2016   

Date: 011816 ... Pre-Licensing Class LV & Reno

There has been some confusion on the time of the law class and the date that we will be doing it in Reno.  The class is at the Reno/Sparks Assn. of Realtors, is free and is on 2-26-16 at 1:00 p.m.     CE.0187009 Nevada Law.

We will have reserve study providers at this class and I will talk briefly about the new requirements under R-050-13 for reserve providers to start the reserve study date on the date of the 1st draft and to question if you or the board asks them leave anything out demanding proof.   This is scary, but it how the new regulation reads. 

You register for this with me, please, and don't forget that the pre-licensing classes will be held up there starting March 21st at 9:00 a.m.

If your reserve study provider has not received his training to renew his or her license, the financial class on 3-30-16 at 1:00 p.m. helps them get their renewal as it will be approved at the Commission meeting on 2-2-16.   The above law class will also have credits for the reserve study provider to renew their license.  Please let me know if you have questions as this is really important.

C.E. classes known to date

Date: 011816 ... Pre-Licensing Class LV & Reno

I have very few people signed up for the spring LV CAM class and remember that it will not be taught again in Las Vegas until The Fall.   Here is the link to sign up.  I have lots of CE people signed up, but a lot less than normal for the pre-licensing part. Without sufficient numbers, the class may be cancelled.

http://www.keyrealtyschool.com/courses/association-management/pre-licensing

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I have attached a copy of the pre-licensing dates for the full year and the CE classes of which I am aware.

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I will be blasting next week those services that I would like to provide for directors, managers and management companies as I work for myself now and still plan to be involved in the industry. 

pre-licensing spring LV

pre-licensing summer RNO

pre-licensing fall LV

Date: 011216 ... Law Class - Next prelicensing Classes - Statute Bookets

Some of you have been desperately looking for a law class in the north.  See below for CE credits, but your directors are welcome as well.  I am limited to 72 people, however, so RSVP quickly. There is no charge.

NEVADA LAW CLASS -  John Leach Esq. & Donna Zanetti, Esq. will be teaching
2-23-16 1:00 p.m.
CE.0187009 -CAM  
Nevada Law
Reno Sparks Association of Realtors 775-823-8800
5650 Riggins Court, Suite 200
Reno, NV  89502
Contact Sara Barry
seblv@aol.com
702-249-0944

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I have attached the two pre-licensing schedules for your use in the North. The contact information and charge for Key Realty Schools is shown at the top. The one in March is done in two weeks while the August class is completed as normal.

March 2016 - RNO

August 2016 - RNO

Hope all of you are having a good 2016 so far.

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The 2015 NRS Statute booklets should be out in the next 3 weeks.  I have almost 2,000 reserved so far and will be shipping in the order that I received the orders.  The cost should be $10 plus shipping, but I won't know until they are at the printer. Let me know if you want to get on the list. NO BOOKS WILL BE SHIPPED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

 

 

 December 2015   

Date: 122015 ... Statute Booklets, My Status and Pre-licensing Classes

 
One by one, each of you are asking me if I will be doing the 2015 Statute booklets and the answer is YES!  Unfortunately, however, the Legislative Council Bureau doesn't expect to get all of the bills codified before after the first of the year.   I have someone watching carefully for me and I will let you all know when they are ready to go to the printer.  I only have about 20 - 2013 books left if you are in dire need for directors and elections this time of year.
 
I am taking orders, however, for the 2015 books and once the books appear ready to start popping out, I will notify you in the order that I receive the request of the exact amount and start shipping.  As you know, I only pass on  my cost. Please let me know if you wish to have them and I can add you in the sequence I am now keeping.
 
On another note, I will be going on my one starting January 1, 2016 and working under Community Association Solutions. This is the company that my books have been printed under all these years.   I will still be doing the Pre-licensing classes in the North and there South.  I will continue to provide CE classes when asked and working with people on my website for job openings and posting resumes for those looking. The website should take on a new life as well as I will have more time to work on it.
 
I loved working with John Leach, Esq. and Michael Schulman, Esq., but it is time for me to be my own boss again.
 
I will send out a flier after the first of the year with my services and rates, if applicable.  
 
I hope everyone has a good Christmas and wonderful new year.
 
Pre-Licensing Classes in the North and in the South.  I have attached the schedules for the classes so that you have them to make decisions.  The cost, dates and locations are shown on each. Note that there are CE classes within these classes. I have included the Reno schedule as well since there are no makeup classes and some of you may need to make the trip to Reno.

January 2016 LV Schedule

March 2016 Reno Schedule

August 2016 Reno Schedule

September 2016 LV Schedule

 

 November 2015   

Date: 111015 ... Couple of Important Things - Commission Agenda

It has been brought to my attention a couple of things and I think I should share to make life easier on all.
 
1. The NRED is NOT taking digital finger prints any longer for CAM's and their applications as the FBI won't accept them.  New applicants must send in hard copies from the Police Department.  Some of the companies on the NRED's website do the hard copies, but not all.  PSI does not and most others don't either so to be safe, go get the hard card from the police department.
 
2.  Please remember from now on your board is NOT having workshops, they are having Discussion Groups. A Work Shop, on the State level, has to be noticed and is treated seriously.  Please call them Discussion Groups, please.  It will save you and them a ton of problems. Discussion is very clear as no action will be taken only discussions.
 
3. When your association enters into defect litigation, please, please, please, do not make any repairs without the attorney knowing about it as the other side gets to watch those repairs.   This is taught in the pre-licensing classes, but was not emphasized until about 5-10 years ago.  Your attorney, who is doing the defect work, should remind you, but if they slip up, don't you...... It can totally cause serious issues with the lawsuit and could result in an E & O claim for the management company.
 
4. Unclaimed property - Here is the link to see if you or any of your clients have money at the treasurer's Office.  https://nevadatreasurer.gov/UPSearch/   I check annually for my hubby and myself and decided to check out a few others recently. Almost all of those that I checked had unclaimed deposits, etc. when management companies had changed, etc.   It is worth the quick minute to check you and your clients. I even checked a couple of friends who had moved years ago and they had unclaimed property here. If you work with a developer, a lot of the LLC's have money at the State Treasurer's Office too.
 
5.  Please find attached the Commission Agenda that will be held in Carson City this month.  Don't forget that if you have not sent a letter to their coordinator about the proposed issues, please do so.

Commission Agenda



ANNUAL RENEWALS FOR THE DIRECTORS


There is a new form that now needs to be used and I have shown the link.  Note on this new form is a box that needs to be clicked if the association was formed under NRS 81 to be exempt from the business license.  I would still include a copy of the Ombudsman's renewal receipt if the words required by NRS 116 are not in their name so that there are no questions on receipt. 
 
Here is the link for the new form.
http://www.nvsos.gov/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2869 
 
Remember if their budget is over $4,000,000 and they were filed under NRS 81, the Association may be required to pay the new Gross Income Tax.
 
I have also attached a list of classes of which I am aware. ...   list of class CE known

 

 October 2015   

Date: 102715 ... Commission Workshop Notice & Information. 11-17-15

This Commission workshop agenda has to go out a month in advance while the regular agenda is only required to have a 5 working day notice so it will come out later.  This agenda is for basically changes in the regulations for the Ombudsman's fees, increasing the cost of manager licensing and only allowing the manager contract to rule over for 3 months after the contract ends. 

This could be a problem for some association's when the manager can't get a board to serve and/or only meet quarterly.  You should show up to testify giving examples, please.
 
This meeting will be in Carson City, but televised to Las Vegas in room 2450 at the 555 E. Washington Building State Building

Remember that you can get up to 6 hours each licensing period of CE credits for these meeting.
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Jut a reminder of the law class this Friday. There currently not as many attorneys teaching these classes so don't assume you can make one up when your license expires next year, etc. If you are not signed up, you can sign up with CAI at admin@cai-nevada.org.  She will send you the link to sign up.  Hope to see you all there.
Remember that directors are to keep up with the changes in the law, so this is a great opportunity to do so.
If any manager wants to write a letter to the Commission for the Commission hearing on the month to month aspects of their contracts, here is where they are supposed to send them: 
 
Claudia Rosolen
Commission Coordinator for the CIC Commission
2501 E. Sahara Avenue - Suite #303
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104

LCB file R115-15
 
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 September 2015   

Date: 092215 ... For those of you working on the budgets!!!!!! 2 Issues

 

I tried to pin down the increase for the Ombudsman's fee raise that goes into affect on 7-1-2016.  I couldn't get it done as they have to send it to the CIC  Commission, work shop it, etc., so..........  Administrator Decker stated at a meeting that he is estimating a fee raise from $3.00 to $4.25, which is not the full amount ($5.00) allowed by AB 474.
 
Working on your budgets for the second half of 2016, it is up to the board if they want to use that estimate based on their Secretary of State renewal month as to whether they increase the fee or not.  I think if they renew before 7-1-16, they should be safe in keeping the fees at $3.00, but after that it is wide open and a decision each board will need to make. If you are in a master association, I think that the master board will have to look at their date for renewal as the time they pay the Ombudsman's fees. I tried to communicate the urgency of a decision, but.....  They may have it on the Commission's  9-22-15 agenda to start the process, but their next meeting is not until November.  Not in time for your budgets.
 
I was hoping to get you an answer for your budgets, but this is the best I could do.
 
If you have not updated your collection policy based on the 2015 legislation, you really need to get it changed as it has to go out with your budgets to the owners. I know our firm is working with their clients to get them updated if we already prepared them in the past as well as a reasonable rate of $300 for new clients.  Don't wait until the last minute though to get those changes made regardless of who you use as the time frames are coming down for this whole process.

Agenda and class change . . . . . . .
Those of you who may have signed up for the 9-22-15 class on Common Element, Exclusive Common Elements, etc., at 9:00 at 6655 So. Cimmaron #200  the class has been moved to 9-29-19.  Sorry!  Schedules are crazy right now, but let Sara know if you want to attend this class.
 
I have attached the agenda for the next CIC Commission meeting and their message below.  Remember that you can get up to 6 hours of CE credits for attending and it will be video conferenced this time to Carson City:

"Attach is the agenda meeting for the Commission for Common-Interest Community and Condominium Hotels. Meeting supporting material can be found on the Real Restate website:

http://red.nv.gov/Content/Meetings/CIC/2015/September/    "

Link to Agenda

 August 2015   

Date: 081415 ... CAI - Dedicated Community Association Leader Class

 

Many of you are looking forward to obtaining CAI's recognition as a Dedicated Community Association Leader, DCAL.

The purpose of the DCAL is to bring basic CID legal and other basic knowledge to home owners and board members so that they can contribute more knowedgeably to their community associations. Obtaining the DCAL does in no way prepare an individual to perform the tasks, such as teaching, usually performed by licensed managers or other industry professionals. 

Please find attached their flier for the next class, which is one of the classes necessary to get that recognition.  The information is on the flier or here is the information.

Reservations need to be made with CAI.  admin@cai-nevada.org

Date: September 26, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Place: CAI Chapter Office
9171 W. Flamingo Rd, Suite 100

(702) 648-8408

If you are a manager, please share with your directors and if you are a board member, please share with other directors and your homeowners as it will help them understand how their actions can affect their property values.

Link to Flier

 

Date: 080715 ... Multiple Messages - See Below (3)

 

 

... Nevada Law Class  (3)

Other than the Nevada Law class being held on 9-17-15 at the Peppermill in Reno at 9:00 a.m., this is the first class of which I am aware of in the South.

The Class is being held at the Gold Coast at 9:00 a.m. the morning of CAI's CA Day trade show.  Please RSVP as soon as possible to save your spot as space is limited.  John E. Leach Esq., Gayle A Kern, Esq.,  Michael T. Schulman, Esq. and Garrett Gordon, Esq. (CAI's Lobbyist) will be doing their normal update.

Come hear about the changes in the law and what the attorneys feel happened this session.  Here is the link to sign up for the class.

http://www.cvent.com/events/ca-day-tradeshow-and-2015-legislative-update-seminar/event-summary-346fb50994124d5eb0927d2320c54138.aspx

If problems, contact CAI at info@cai-nevada.org  or (702) 648-8408

I have attached the class schedule again for upcoming classes and the schedule for the pre-licensing classes that start the end of September to get licensed.  Link to known CE schedule    Link to Fall LV CAM schedule

 

... Important message from the NRED and notice of next law class & Assembly News (2)

Please find below a message from the NRED about duplicate classes.  When I enter them and give them to enter into their system, they are automatically rejected if you used them for the last period.  Please keep a log as you may think you are getting credits, but not as their system rejected a duplicate since it was used in the last licensing period.

"If possible, please make managers aware that they need to check their awarded CE on “my account” on the Divisions website, so classes are not repeated.

The system automatically voids credits, on the roster, for repeated classes in subsequent licensing periods."

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I have attached the latest class schedule and note that if you are desperate for law credits, there is a law class in Reno on 9-17-15 at 9:00 a.m., which will include the 2015 Legislative Update at their trade show being held at the Peppermill Casino Hotel.  Here is the Cvent registration link. The next one, of which I am aware, will be in Las Vegas at the Gold Coast at 9:00 a.m. on 10-23-15, but registration has not been opened as of yet for that one.

http://www.cvent.com/events/northern-nevada-tradeshow-and-seminar/event-summary-09b6b1c4fc9b4e8f8be820ac5b167a89.aspx

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 I have also attached the latest class listing of which I am aware.   Link to class list

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If you have a board that lives in one of the districts where the Assembly man or woman who vetoed AB 359, which would have taken away our super priority lien. They are being attacked on multiple sides just because they voted no.  These are the districts that were affected: 5- Nelson, 18-Carillo, 20-Spiegel(Henderson), 26-Kirner (Reno), 31-Dickman(Sparks), 33-Ellison(Elko), 35-Jones, 36-Oscarson (Pahrump), 37-Trowbridge, 38 Titus (Wellington), and 40-O'Neill (Carson City)

We all need to ask them how we can help as they will be fighting a tough battle on their next election. Let me know if you want more information on any of the above, please and I can give you their information and outlines of their district.

 

... September 17, 2015 - 9:00 a.m. Legislative Update .. (1)

On September 17th, John Leach, Esq., Michael Schulman, Esq, Gayle A Kern, Esq., Gordon Garrett, Esq. (CAI's Lobbyist) and Donna Zanetti, Esq. (CAI's LAC Chair) at 9:00 a.m. at the Peppermill Hotel Casino will be having the first 2015 Legislative Update at CAI's trade show in Reno.  You guys get it even before the South.....  The number is CE.0187009 Nevada Law and is the first time this class has been taught so you don't have a conflict with CE numbers. The address is 2707 South Virginia St, in Reno.

The only way to RSVP for this class is through their CVENT system, which is shown below.  As you will see, the room is limited so please RSVP now to save your spot.   We filled the room last time and I would hate to have you miss out and share this with your other directors and homeowners. If you are a director or homeowner and it won't take your reservation without a number, please put in 1.  We will then know you are not a manager and plan accordingly.

http://www.cvent.com/events/northern-nevada-tradeshow-and-seminar/event-summary-09b6b1c4fc9b4e8f8be820ac5b167a89.aspx

I have also attached the listing of classes of which I am aware other than just this one since some of you are looking for classes. I send the whole state's schedule as some people are actually flying to Reno to attend the classes because of conflicts and assume there could be some up there as well.

 July 2015   

Date: 071415 ... Update to Known CE Classes to Date

Here is the latest update to known CE classes. link

Date: 070815 ... CAI Classes this month - Need your help Please!!!

Below are the links for CAI classes this month and I really wanted to make sure you all saw it since it will be a busy month for all and registration is really low again. 

Managers: Understanding Financials, Norm Rosensteel, PCAM, NVEBP  & Donna Zanetti, Esq., PCAM

http://www.cvent.com/d/crqx9s

This class is being loaned to CAI from CAMEO and it really helps managers understand what they need to look for BEFORE those financials go to the board.  This is not being taught by a CPA, but rather two people who have been there and understand how complicated financials can be for the manager.  A CPA will be in the room to make sure we keep things straight, but this class is always very well received and the evaluations pretty good.

Board Members & Homeowners:  Meetings & Elections DCAL, Lorrie Olson PCAM, DCAL (Donna Zanetti, Esq. has agreed to come cover the new law portion so Lorrie doesn't have to practice law without a license.)

http://www.cvent.com/d/7rqdy7

Do Workshops have to be noticed?

Do Agendas have to be mailed to Homeowners 10 days in advance of a Board Meeting?

What are the most common errors in Board Elections - both executive session and open session? (We will be covering the new law about who can serve on the board and what needs to happen on October 1, 2105)

What does current NRS 116 really say on these issues! 

 

 June 2015   

Date: 061615 ... Multiple Messages (4) ... See number 4!

 

 

... 6-25-15 Class for managers, directors and homeowners. 6:00 p.m. (North)  ... (1)

I am surprised that more board members have not signed up for the State of Nevada Contractor's Board class that was requested by managers who were in attendance when it was taught up there a couple of months ago.  YOUR managers requested that I do the class for directors as managers can be fined by the CIC COmmission for what directors do or don't do.  Please try to attend as this is a very important class.  There are two links below. Copy and paste into your browser.  One for managers (it has 3 hours credits) and the second one for directors and homeowners.  I had to be the Contractor's board to do this again and hope you all can attend.     

Northern Nevada

Manager Seminar June 25, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.  - Peppermill
State of Nevada Contractors Board and the CIC 

This class is being offered in the evening as a manager class with 3 C.E. general credits and as an advanced DCAL class for homeowners.
 

 If you have not had the opportunity to attend the State of Nevada Contractor's Board presentation yet, you are in for a treat. Fred, the Investigations Supervisor, will help you navigate their web site as well as help you understand this complicated state entity. Please attend as you don't want to be accused of "aiding and abetting the unlicensed activity of contractor's", please. Surprise, but there are contractors who will lie to get the job leaving you and the boards at risk.

Speakers: Fred Schoenfeldt, Investigations Supervisor for the State of Nevada Contractors Board & Sara Barry, CMCA, PCAM

http://www.cvent.com/events/reno-manager-class-state-of-nevada-contractors-board-and-the-cic/event-summary-899621272351475ebf5db13a3001ede7.aspx

Homeowner Seminar Advanced DCAL June 25, 2015 - 6:00 p.m.  - Peppermill
State of Nevada Contractors Board and the CIC

This class is being offered in the evening as a manager class with 3 c.e. general credits and as an advanced DCAL class for homeowners.

If you have not had the opportunity to attend the State of Nevada Contractor's Board presentation yet, you are in for a treat. Fred, the Investigations Supervisor, will help you navigate their web site as well as help you understand this complicated state entity. Please attend as you don't want to be accused of "aiding and abetting the unlicensed activity of contractor's", please. Surprise, but there are contractors who will lie to get the job leaving you and the boards at risk.

Speakers: Fred Schoenfeldt, Investigations Supervisor for the State of Nevada Contractors Board & Sara Barry, CMCA, PCAM    http://www.cvent.com/events/reno-advanced-dcal-class-state-of-nevada-contractors-board-and-the-cic/event-summary-321cc6d75a4647e69e64e123001b508a.aspx

 

... Please find flier attached for Fair Housing Seminar (North)  ... (2)

More and more associations in the South keep finding themselves in trouble with Federal Fair Housing laws.

Silver State Fair Housing will be teaching a class in Carson City on 7-17-15 from 1:00 - 4:00 at the Gold Dust West Casino.

Managers can get credits for this and I really recommend that boards be encouraged to go as they don't understand that some times something that makes common sense would be a violation of Fair Housing laws.   I served on a panel for them several months ago in front of attorneys who take on the claims of discrimination and I think I helped them understand at times they are over the edge, but.........

Please see the attached flier and register with them for the class.

 

Fair Housing Seminar Flier

 

 

... July 9th Commission Regulation Notice & Partial Update  ... (3)

Please find attached the July 9th regulations workshop notices to be held at the Grant sawyer Building at 555 E. Washington Street with their times:

9:00 a.m. R050-13 - Reserve Study Specialist and Board requirements - Requires the board to take action after the study is prepared vs. just getting it an ignoring.  Also requires pre and post licensing education for reserve study providers.

10:00 a.m. R052-013 - Rehearing notice after a person has already had a hearing before the Commission.  

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I should be putting out a more extensive listing of the bills that have been passed as soon as the Governor signs a couple of more bills, but as a couple go into affect on 7/1/15 or have already been put into place, below are some bills of which you should be aware:

AB 125 - Construction Defects - Effective 2/24/15
AB 141 - Foreclosures in the HOA - Effective 10-1-15
AB 157 - Service Animals (Miniature Horses) - Effective 10-1-15
AB 183 - Foreclosure Noticing - Effective 10-1-15
AB 192 - Size of Associations & Declarant control   Effective 10-1-15
AB 238 - Bids for Association Work - Size of Budget - Effective 10-1-15
AB 301 - Nevada Flag has to be allowed - Effective 7-1-15
AB 385 - Car Towing - Insurance company designates spot - Effective 10-1-15
SB 039 - NRS 81 Formed Association - No Business License - Effective - 10-1-15
SB 154 - Manager licensing and getting credits from Commission violation hearings. - Effective - 1-1-16
SB 174 - Who can serve on the board (Family members excluded) -  Effective 6-4-15
SB 239 - Collections - Effective 7-1-15
SB 306 - Liens - Effective 10-1-15
SB 377 - Taxing Common elements - Noticing Requirements - Effective 7-1-15

This is not all of them, but ones important for you right now that have been signed.
Here is the link where you can go to get more information on each bill:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/78th2015/Bills/List

LCB R050 pdf
R050 Notice

LCB R052 pdf
R052 Notice

 

... I knew this would happen - Two in one day. Sorry!  ... (4)

I knew once I sent out the other agenda, they would send this one out  Sorry for two in one day.  Here is the agenda for the Commission agenda for next week in Las Vegas, It will be telecast to Carson City to the Nevada State gaming Control Board at 1919 College parkway, Carson City and starts at 9:00 am.

If you want more information on specifics, here is the link.  Go to the center column  down to the June meeting and click on any item you want more information on.

http://red.state.nv.us/meetings.htm

The 7-9-15 agenda that I sent previously has the Carson City address on it as well and will be telecast.

June 17-18 Agenda

Date: 060415 ... June Program (North) and Bills

 

Most of you have been to the State Of Nevada Contractor's Board class.  However, some of you have not.  I got a lot of requests to teach this for all of you and am now offering it to the members of the boards and homeowners.  CAI has agreed to have the class on June 25th at 6:00 p.m. for both managers (those who have not been able to make any of the other classes), Directors and Homeowners.

This really is an eye opening class, if you have not been.   So many people have had to realign work done by their handymen and even owners understand the need to use the proper license.   I have taught it 22 times and learn something every single time.

Here is the link to sign up for the great class - (I am not exaggerating):

http://www.cvent.com/events/reno-manager-class-state-of-nevada-contractors-board-and-the-cic/event-summary-899621272351475ebf5db13a3001ede7.aspx

Copy and past into your browser, please. If you can't get it to go through, please contact Abby at 702-648-8408 as she can work with you to get registered. I am hoping to fill the room as I had to beg Fred, the Supervisor of Investigations, to teach it one more time.

I hope to see you all there.

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As soon as the Governor signs some of the bills, I will be sending out a quick overview, but please place 9-17-15 on your calendar to be available as it will be the first Legislative Update - Nevada law class.  AB 359 failed, thank goodness, but there are others that you will need to change the way you have done business in the past.  I am not sure of the time, but will let you know when I know.

 May 2015   ... Legislation Year ... Session Ending Soon - Please Follow Our Updates!!

Date: 053115 ... Respose to message you have been getting. - AB 359 - CRITICAL

 

CAI has asked me to again send out their message about AB 359 - Their message is shown below. See page 12 of the attached amendment  yourself for how they are taking away the super priority lien rights.   Some of you may have already received this from CAI, but this is important enough to make sure you  receive.  The address they gave us for the Governor was not correct and we have been asked to change it to his assistant, which is nhaag@gov.nv.gov   Here is their new message:

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Dear Grassroots Initiative Member:

Those of you who responded to yesterday’s call to action to e-mail Bruce Breslow, Director of the Department of Business and Industry (“B&I”), regarding a proposed amendment to AB 359 may have received an e-mail response describing the information in the form letters he received from Grassroots Members as “false information” and further stating that AB 359 protects the super priority lien.  Specifically, Mr. Breslow responded that:

“AB359 doesn’t do anything to SB306 which was already passed.  It still protects the “super priority lien.”   HOA’s will still be first in line.  The bill just says that an HOA lien doesn’t also wipe out the first deed of trust from a lender. Without that, FHA, VA, and FAFSA have indicated that they may choose to stop issuing mortgage insurance in Nevada.  That would stop all home lending in our State.  Again, AB 359 doesn’t affect the other legislation that was passed.” 

Let’s break down that statement and compare it against the text of the new amendment, which is attached:

AB359 doesn’t do anything to SB306 which was already passed.  It still protects the “super priority lien.”   HOA’s will still be first in line.”  AB 359 does do something to SB 306: it undermines the priority of the HOA’s Super Priority Lien (“SPL”) which SB 306 affirmed.  The SPL is more than 9 months of assessments payable when the lender eventually forecloses on a home in an HOA.  It is the one tool that makes the lenders pay attention to HOA foreclosure notices.  The SPL is a true priority lien– not just a payment priority - which means that a properly conducted HOA foreclosure sale extinguishes any junior liens, including the first security interest.  In the SFR Investments case, the Nevada Supreme Court informed lenders that they ignored HOA foreclosure notices at their own peril.  What happened after the SFR ruling? For the first time, lenders began paying HOA assessments to preserve their security interest.

Prior to the SFR ruling, the lender had no incentive to act despite the fact that Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD all require lenders to protect the priority of their liens by paying delinquent assessments and reimburse the lender for the cost of doing so.  Lenders were content to allow delinquent assessments to accumulate, sometimes for years, knowing that when they did foreclose, the lender would only have to pay 9 months. By the time a lender forecloses, the 9 months of assessments recoverable through the SPL is usually just a fraction of the total amount owed to the HOA. What cannot be recovered through the SPL becomes the burden of those owners who do pay their assessments. 

“The bill just says that an HOA lien doesn’t also wipe out the first deed of trust from a lender.”  This is an inaccurate description of the amendment which B&I supports because the amendment protects both the first and the second deed of trust from extinguishment.  The amendment may say that the HOA lien is a “priority in right” and not just a “priority in payment,” but the very next sentence of the amendment states that an HOA foreclosure does not extinguish either the first or the second security interest holder. See AB 359 Amendment, page 12, lines 46-53.  Thus, this amendment extends protection to not just the first security interest lender, but the second lender as well, going far beyond the current law.  A lien which is a priority in right extinguishes junior liens – that’s what it means to be a priority lien.

In short, if AB 359 passes, the HOA will be “first in line” for 9 months of assessments at some future date when the lender gets around to foreclosing. If the HOA forecloses in an attempt to replace a delinquent owner with an assessment paying owner, who will purchase at a HOA foreclosure sale?  Under AB 359, with a unit that will be subject not only to the first deed of trust but also to a second, it is LAC’s opinion that there will be few, if any, purchasers.  HOAs will have to credit bid and hold, waiting for the bank to finally act. 

“Without that, FHA, VA, and FAFSA have indicated that they may choose to stop issuing mortgage insurance in Nevada. That would stop all home lending in our State” “FAFSA” is the acronym for the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid,” which is not relevant to the SPL.  We will assume that Mr. Breslow intended to use the acronym for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (“FHFA”), the federal agency which is the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) oversees FHA (Federal Housing Administration).

First, as indicated above, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and HUD all require lenders to protect the priority of the mortgage lien in SPL states by paying delinquent assessments to clear HOA liens.  See Fannie Mae Servicing Guide Announcement SVC-2012-05; Freddie Mac Bulletin 2014-02; and HUD Mortgagee Letter 2013-18.  It is true that VA requires a lender to ensure that an HOA assessment lien will be subordinate to its mortgage lien and it will not reimburse a lender who has made payments to clear prior liens for delinquent HOA assessments.  However, this is not a new position for the VA.  See January 1, 2001 Lenders Handbook, VA Pamphlet 26-7; Chapter 16-B-19.

Second, Nevada is not the only state with a SPL. According to CAI, a total of 22 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico have assessment priority statutes, many of which are based on the same Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (“UCIOA”) as Nevada’s statute.  There is no indication that any entity has stopped issuing mortgage insurance in those states or stopped lending.

“Again, AB 359 doesn’t affect the other legislation that was passed.”  LAC strongly disagrees that AB 359 does not affect other legislation that has passed. SB 306 preserves and protects priority in right for the SPL; AB 359 undermines it. We hope this clarifies why LAC opposes the new amendments to AB 359 and why your immediate action was so critical yesterday.  Thank you for your support.

Link to ab359 ...

 

Date: 052715 ... Very Important (Again) - Nevada Assembly Bill AB 359 - CRITICAL

 

Please see below a message from CAI regarding the Super Priority Lien.  They have given you the e-mail addresses of who you should contact at this point. They recommend pasting and cutting a message, but it goes so much further if the message is put into your words.   Please do it today as the deadline is tomorrow for all Exempt Bills unless considered an emergency, which they might.

Dear Grassroots Initiative Member:

The Grassroots Initiative just learned of another effort to undermine the Super Priority Lien (SPL). We understand that the Nevada Department of Business and Industry is working with Assemblymember Gardner to offer a last-minute amendment to AB 359 which would weaken or eliminate the SPL.  The SPL allows an Association to collect up to 9-months of assessments when a bank forecloses on a home in a common interest community. 

With your help, we were able to get SB 306, which protects the SPL, passed in both the Senate and Assembly.  Your immediate action is required to save the SPL from this latest, last-minute attack.  The Legislative Session ends on June 1, 2015 so this makes your immediate action critical. 

You may draft your own statement covering the following points or use the text provided below:

E-mail to: 
Bruce Breslow, Director of Nevada Department of Business and Industry:  (Breslow@business.nv.gov)

Copy to:

Brian Sandoval, Governor: governor@govmail.state.nv.us
Paul Anderson, Chair of Assembly Ways & Means: Paul.Anderson@asm.state.nv.us
John Hambrick, Speaker: John.Hambrick@asm.state.nv.us

Below is a statement which you may cut and paste into an e-mail to Bruce Breslow, copied to the individuals listed above.

Dear Mr. Breslow:

As Director of the Department of Business and Industry, which oversees not only real estate agents but also common interest communities, it is important that you  understand and represent the needs of all Nevadans.   I understand that in the closing days of the 2015 legislative session, your department may be working on amendments to AB 359 to eliminate or weaken the Super Priority Lien, which is a critical protection for owners in the more than 500,000 common interest community homes across this state. I oppose any amendments that would weaken or eliminate the Super Priority Lien for the following reasons:

  • With passage of SB 306, no further action on the Super Priority Lien is necessary.  All interested parties, including lenders, realtors and common interest community representatives, already negotiated SB 306.  This bill balances the needs of all the stakeholders and has passed both the Senate and Assembly. No further action is necessary.
  • Business and Industry should not initiate unilateral action on the Super Priority Lien without input from ALL stakeholders.  Your department represents more than just real estate agents and their interests.  Business and Industry also represents the more than 2,990 common interest communities and the unit owners residing in the over 500,000 homes located within Nevada common interest communities.  Your department has not met with Nevada's common interest communities on the Super Priority Lien issue and has made no attempt to understand how the Super Priority Lien benefits owners.  Nevertheless, Business and Industry appears poised to offer amendments in the last week of the legislative session to eliminate or weaken it. 
  • The Super Priority Lien and HUD policies are compatible and complimentary.  One of the arguments made against the Super Priority Lien is that lending will cease or costs will rise in Nevada if it is not eliminated.  However, 21 other states have super priority liens and lending has not ceased there.  Moreover, the Freedom Mortgage Corp. v. Las Vegas Development Group, et al.  case clearly held that Nevada law on the Super Priority Lien and HUD policies are compatible and complimentary.  This is further supported in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac servicer bulletins which require lenders to protect the priority of mortgage liens by paying HOA assessments in super priority lien states and reimbursing the lender for such costs.

In conclusion, SB 306 had participation from all stakeholders and was fully discussed and vetted in committee hearings in both the Assembly and Senate.  Any amendments to change the Super Priority Lien introduced at this point in the legislative session will not enjoy the same and may conflict with the comprehensive, fully negotiated SB 306. 

As Director, it is your responsibility to ensure that your department listens to all your constituents and understands the ramifications of any amendment it proposes and backs.  Your department cannot understand the impact of amending this critical provision without first consulting with common interest communities.  Therefore, I request that you refrain from offering any amendments that would affect the Super Priority Lien. 

If you are drafting your own statement, please incorporate the following points:

  1. All interested parties already negotiated SB 306, which the Senate and Assembly passed. No further action is necessary.
  2. Business and Industry should not unilaterally deal with the Super Priority Lien issue without seeking input from all stakeholders.  It has not sought input from or heard from common interest community stakeholders on this issue.
  3. The Freedom Mortgage case clearly held that Nevada law on the Super Priority Lien and HUD policies are compatible and complimentary.

Talk to your neighbors, friends, and anyone you know that owns a home within a community association in our state and direct them to  www.cai-nevada.org, click the Grassroots Initiative tab to get involved, email to info@cai-nevada.org, or call (702) 648-8408. You can also stay informed with the CAI Grassroots effort on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/savemycommunity

or on Twitter at  https://twitter.com/savemycomm. 

It is time for Nevada Lawmakers to hear the voices of the many that are happy living in community associations.  Continue to support the cause and help save your community.

Thank you,

The CAI Nevada Grassroots Initiative Committee

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Date: 052115 ... Reserve Study and Funding Class

 

I understand that there are only 10 people signed up for CAI's management breakfast Reserve Study & Funding Plans class on 5-28-15 at 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Peppermill.  CE.0044000 3 hour General Credits.

It is surprising how many managers don't realize what they don't know in this area.  If you have not taken this class, I highly recommend it as it helps to clear up the confusion.

Since the attendance is so low, you have taken this class, and your directors don't understand, please suggest that they sign up.

Here is the link to sign up for the class that I will be co-teaching with my husband, Donald Barry RS #3.

http://www.cvent.com/d/yrq2rj

 

 

 

Date: 051815 ... SB 306 Status and a NOTICE to watch AB 359

 

Thank you to all of you who stepped up and contacted your legislator. I have good and bad news.  The amendments did not get into SB 306, however, Assembly Hansen stated that for those interested parties "there are still bills out there where the issue can be placed".  AB 359 is one of those and as it is an EXEMPT bill, it doesn't need to be out until the 27th of this month.  Hopefully, they won't play games and put it in there, but we need to watch and make sure they got your messages clearly.   At some of the hearings, the hadn't even seen the proposed  amendments, but passed them to get them out of Committee. Almost criminal, but politics as usual.

Here is the link to watch the status if you want.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/78th2015/Bill/1957/Overview

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The last law class of which I am aware until September of this year  is being taught his Tuesday 5-19-15 at 9:00 a.m. for managers at CAI's training center by John E. Leach, Esq. and Michael T. Schulman, Esq..  The Ombudsman will be speaking for 10 - 15 minutes on the changes in the NRED. There is a waiting list for directors if there is room. The link to sign up is below. I honestly doubt if there will be more law classes in the North or the South until after the Commission approves all classes in August.

http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-lv-manager-class-legislative-update-2013-c-e-0187006/event-summary-2f5468eef081459fb963287f38b37131.aspx

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I have attached a full listing of classes of which I am aware for managers of at this point for those of you looking for more CE classes.

link ...

 

 

 

... CE Classes That I Am Aware Of ...

I have attached an updated listing of all of the classes of which I am are of in the future, but CAI is hosting a Nevada Law update on 5-19-15.  Sharon Jackson, the Ombudsman, will be there to spend a few minutes talking about the changes in the NRED and the new Administrator, etc.  This is the 2013 legislation stuff, which we have tried to make interesting at this point since it is the ONLY classes that satisfy the law provisions.   Here is the link to register with CAI as this is the only way they will take reservations any more.

http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-lv-manager-class-legislative-update-2013-c-e-0187006/event-summary-2f5468eef081459fb963287f38b37131.aspx

This will be the last law class of which I am aware until September 16th when CAI has asked to use my Legal Update class again at their Tradeshow.  Mark your calendars so that you can hear what you need to know regarding the 2015 legislation at that class.  Normally the attendance is huge and will be having one of the lobbyists involved as well who has been working really hard this year get bad legislation changed. 

Please find below classes of which I am aware in May.  I have also attached the complete schedule for the North of which I am aware.   Link ... CE classes known to date

The class in May by CAI 5-28-15 9:00 a.m. will be taught by my hubby  - Reserves and Funding Methods - CE.0044000- CAM General.  Many managers don't realize the real difference that funding methods can make and let the reserve study licensee make that decision.  That is a board decision and this class will help you guide the directors through the process in understanding the types of studies and types of funding methods.  Hope to see a lot of you there. 

Here is the link to see the flier and sign up for the class through CAI. Copy and paste into your browser.

http://www.cvent.com/events/reno-manager-class-reserve-study-and-the-common-interest-community-c-e-0004400-cam-general/event-summary-bb0dabfec90f4f84a9ac95f367f03aad.aspx

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If you have directors who want to get their Dedicated Community Association Leader recognition, the Essentials class is only taught once a year and will be taught on 5-30-15 - Here is the link for them to see the flier and sign up for it as well.  I will be helping a team of individuals to teach this day long class.

http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-homeowner-seminar-reno-the-essentials-dcal/event-summary-e4589d33bfca4f5eae6eafe375a04810.aspx

For those of you who missed the State of Nevada Contractor's Board class, it is being taught for board members and homeowners on June 25th at 6:00 p.m.  It is one of the classes that you don't want to miss.  CAI does not have their sign up out yet, but I wanted you to put it on your calendars.

 

... NRED - Sign up for Digital Newsletters - No more mailings will be sent.

Please see below the message I got from the Nevada Real Estate Division  asking me to help get all of you signed up for their digital newsletter where all cases are discussed and messages from the NRED are shown.  There will no longer be newsletters mailed.   The message I got is below and if you have problems, Jennifer's e-mail address is shown along with her phone number.   Please contact her with any problems, but if you don't sign up, you will not receive any of the Community Insight's Newsletters in the future. 

Below please find the link for the sign up for Community Insights Newsletter. Please try it and let me know your opinion regarding participants ability to navigate:

1 – entering their name

2 – entering their email address

3 – clicking the subscribe button

https://listserv.state.nv.us/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=COMMUNITYINSIGHTS&A=1

Jennifer Oerding  - 702.486.4480 voice

joerding@red.state.nv.us

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I will be trying to send a Legislative Update status the first of the week.

 

 April 2015   ... Legislation Year ... Please Follow Our Updates!! Your Help Is Needed!

 

Date: 042315 ... Class Schedules

 

Please find attached fliers for some new classes as well as the list of classes of which I am aware.   LINK

I keep holding off sending a message until I had something to report on the legislation, but today is another critical day since if the first house doesn't pass bills out of their house, they die except for about 5-10 EXEMPT bills, which a couple of our critical bills are titled.

I will try to send out something by the end of the week on the status.

 

05.08.15 - Reserve Class LV ... LINK

 

06.04.15 - LS Management LV ... LINK

 

Date: 040115 ... Schedules

 

For those of you looking for classes in the North, I have attached a copy of a flier from Silver State Fair Housing and a copy of my listing for classes of which I am aware, but Scroll down to the last page, please. ... LINK

Classes known to date .... LINK

I have also attached a listing of the bills I am watching.  Thursday night 4-2-15  is another HOA big night for hearings for the bills by the Assembly judiciary at 6:00 p.m.  ... LINK

The CAI DCAL class is Risk Management taught by Ron Wright.  If you are going to be held after your CAI Dedicated Community Management Recognition, this class is mandatory and only comes once a year.

Here are the links for CAI to register for their classes on their new CVENT system. Copy and paste them into your browser, please.  

Manager Class:

http://www.cvent.com/events/reno-manager-class-hoa-banking-hollywood-squares-style-ce-0021100-new-/invitation-b27dd29459754f999bc55b1139a3e4f2.aspx

Director and Owner Class:

http://www.cvent.com/events/reno-cai-homeowner-class-risk-management-dcal/invitation-a43207b697354d84952e6f6a23e91b05.aspx

 

 March 2015   ... Legislation Year ... Please Follow Our Updates!! Your Help Is Needed!

 

Date: 032615 ... Law class being held in Reno

 

I am sending this reminder just so anyone who needs the Nevada law credits is aware of the law class being held at the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors on the above date and time (4-29-15 1:00 p.m). I have 25 people signed up so far. I doubt if any more law classes will be taught up there until after August.

The number is CE.0187006  Nevada Law.   This is the new class approved at the last commission meeting, but still 2013 stuff, which is silly, but the new stuff won't be approved until the August Commission meeting up there.

After teaching a class last Friday down here for 60 people who were desperate, I got e-mails Monday from 2 people asking if there are any law classes coming up.   UGH!!!!!  Please don't put me in that position as with the legislation going on, I can only get the attorneys to give up so much time. Don't Wait Till The Last Minute!!!!

 

 

Date: 031815 ... IMPORTANT - Address change for Friday's class & Call to action for bills

 

The Legislative update class, CAM  CE.0187000 Nevada Law that is being held this Friday at 10:00 a.m. through 1:00 will be held at the below address.  The class has grown to 60 people and our office won't accommodate that many.

Please share as this is an address change.

Cookies and water will be provided but if you need more bring your lunch as tables are going to be set up.

Desert Visa Center
10360 Sun City Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV  89134

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If you are open on this Thursday night 3-19-15 , we need to pack the room at 555 E. Washington Blvd. for the Assembly Judiciary Committee Hearing being televised there at 5:00 p.m. See AB 240 below as associations will be in deep trouble if this passes.  Get your directors there.

Below is a listing of the bills that I am watching and their hearing dates.  We need your involvement on many.  ON those I have the hearing dates, I have shown them to the side along with the link for their contents.

AB 240 - See John Leach's notes below: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/AB/AB240.pdf

(Agenda for that night as there are 4  bills heard that night that pertain to HOA's. AB 192 (Developer transition by size, etc) , AB 240 (THE NIGHTMARE BILL), AB 259 (Foreclosure Mediation)and AB 301 (Must allow the Nevada flag to be flown) )

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Agendas/Assembly/JUD/Final/595.pdf

What this Bill will do, among other things:

1.    Require judicial foreclosure for all association assessment liens.

2.       Remove the super priority position of the association’s assessment lien, including any charges for abatement of nuisances.

3.       Remove the equal status of liens from multiple associations.

My belief that this bill will have the following effects:

1.       Assessments will substantially increase.

 2.       More cases will end up in court, which explains increased assessments.

 3.       Judicial foreclosures are more expensive.

 4.       Judicial foreclosures are more time consuming.

 5.       Inasmuch as judicial foreclosures are more time consuming, then associations will go without payment of assessments for  longer periods of time.

 6.       Judicial foreclosures include a one (1) year right of redemption.  Thus, individuals acquiring title at judicial foreclosure sales are less likely to improve the property during the one (1) year right of redemption.  They also tend not to pay assessments because they have no certainty that they will own the property at the end of the year.

AB 233 - Repeals a lot of NRS 116 - Hearing Date is 3-26-15 at 6:00 p.m. Here is the agenda and the bill contents 

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Agendas/Assembly/JUD/Final/599.pdf  (There are a total of 5 bills that will be heard this night.)

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/AB/AB233.pdf

AB 329 - Bill requires directors to get education and any education must be approved by the NRED before the credits count.   The education must be done within 180 days and the 90 day signature on understanding the docs and laws stays the same.   This will be heard on 3-26-15 at 6:00 p.m.   I know you have trouble getting directors as it is and this will be a nightmare.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/78th2015/Bills/AB/AB329.pdf

SB 221 - The Fence Rollers bill was heard today at 1:00 p.m.  If I get any more information on it, I will let you know, but I doubt if they will deny it and our only luck is in the Senate or with our rules we create.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/78th2015/Bill/1662/Text

I will try to get you a more detail listing of all of the bills I am watching, but getting people to attend Thursday night is critical.

 

 

Date: 031015 ... Multiple Notices (3) ... (see below)

 

 

... SB 221 - Fence Rollers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please see the below sample of a fence roller.  SB 221 would go into affect on 7-1-2015 if passed and you will have to allow them unless you have a rule in place.   I know we want to protect pets, but I want all of you to have the opportunity to have your input on this bill as it is really the taking of property that the owner in most cases doesn't own.  They do have to maintain it, but unless done right could really look bad and deteriorate the association's common area walls prematurely. Some of you may want it and this is an equal opportunity advisory.

My thought is that you may want to proactively address this now vs. waiting to see if it passes as I am sure that there are a ton of people out there who will show up with stories to support this.  Reasonable rules on what they have to do to install it would be better than having nothing. Standards in style and placement should be a part of the rule.

Here is the link as I don't show it is scheduled to be heard at this point yet.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/78th2015/Bill/1662/Text

Here is a picture of a fence roller attached to a block wall.  If you have a rule in place by 7-1-2015, you are exempt from this requirement to allow the rollers

 

 

 

... Northern Nevada Law Class - Let me know if you want it

So - I have been convinced to do a law class up in the North. Donna Zanetti, Esq. and I will be doing it. Please let me know if you will be attending so that I can schedule a location.   Remember to share with others who may not be on this blast as I can't see one happening again up there until September.

CE.0187000 - Nevada Law - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
4-29-15

It shouldn't conflict with CAI's class, which is the prior week (4-23-15) and is pending approval at the commission meeting tomorrow.

 

... DNA Testing and Schedule of Known Classes

Because of volume of requests, John has agreed to do a Nevada Law Class on 3-20-15 at 10:00 a.m. our office for those of you desperate to get them done before the next class, which may be held in May if the Commission approves the class tomorrow.  Please contact me if you wish to attend the March class, but don't put it off.  The Commission meets in June, but normally the legislation isn't done in time to meet the NRED requirements to submit for that meeting.  That means it will be August before we can get them to approve any legislative update CE classes. That means, it won't be until September before any Update classes can be held. I am not aware of any others that will be held.  Most people got their credits back in 2013 or 2014 and don't need them until after the legislation ends.

CE.0187000 - Nevada Law - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
8945 W. Russell Road, #330, Las Vegas, NV

Check your files as I won't be able to talk him into doing another one.

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I have a request from a manager for a reference on DNA testing for animals.   Since I never did it and don't personally know of any one doing it, I thought I would ask if anyone is currently doing it and if you are willing to share your contact, experience, etc. on the matter.

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I have attached an updated listing of classes.  I will be doing a Laughlin class this Friday that has credits too.  CE.00141500 with the State of Nevada Contractor's board.  Please let me know if you will be there ASAP as room is limited.

 

Updated list of known CE classes

 

 

Date: 022515 ... Commission Agenda is out

 

http://red.state.nv.us/CIC/2015/March/Agenda.pdf

Here is where you can see the attachments to the agenda.

http://red.state.nv.us/meetings.htm  (Center column down to March 3rd - 5th)

 

Date: 022415 ... SB 154 & R065-14

 

SB 154 will be heard by the legislators on Monday at 1:30 (2-23-15). This is a bill for YOU.  I have attached a copy for you to look at and decide if it is one of those bills you wish to show up to help.   It will really help you with hours of attendance at Commission meetings and not make all classes and attendance in 3 hours clots.   John Leach will apparently be testifying with others, but we need to show support for this bill.  

Also, just a reminder that on 3-3-15  at 2:30, the Commission will be hearing R065-14, which is the full employment act for attorneys.  Please get your directors to attend at 555 Washington Blvd. in the State building on the second floor. Directors need to speak, not the industry professions.   A hearing for an owner will no longer be a rational way to work with people with potential fines, etc, but will become a mini-trial.  I have attached it as well.   Please get your directors involved.

 

LCB Draft R065-14 (5-29-14)

 

SB154

 

 

Date: 021015 ... CAI Classes this month - Other List of Classes Attached !!

 

For those of you needing classes, here is the link for the manager class for CAI this month. Ethics, the very basic.  If it doesn't work for some reason, please contact CAI at marketing@cai-nevada.org  The class will be taught by Michael Schulman, Esq. and myself.

Manager class   http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-lv-manager-class-the-very-basics-of-ethics/event-summary-3e4b87be33c749608fc2e82c6e424dc6.aspx

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Many of you took the ADR class that John taught some time ago.  CAI is teaching it to the directors this month for CAI.   Here is the link for that one as well. John Leach, Esq.  will be teaching this for the directors and homeowners as well.

HO class- http://www.cvent.com/events/cai-homeowner-seminar-lv-alternative-dispute-resolution-mediation-in-the-cic/event-summary-9deb2ba2828c4a8297ee9990f14b2072.aspx

 

2015 - CE Classes Known to Date

 

 

Date: 021015 ... The notice of 3 more regulations and their times. !!

 

Please find below and attached 3 more regulations for workshop on March 3rd at the 555 E. Washington Bldg. (room 2450)  in Las Vegas.

R050-13 -  1:30 p.m.  - Regulation regarding reserve studies and reserve study providers. Requires Nevada education.

R065-14 -  2:30 p.m.  - Hearing requirements for board of directors

R052-13 -  11:00 a.m. - Disciplinary Hearings for Appeal, etc. when person is called to a hearing before the commission.  

The other two that I sent previously are the following:

R049-13 - 10:30 a.m. - Regulation relating to community managers; prohibiting a management agreement from providing for the compensation of a community manager or his or her employer based on the fines imposed against or collected from unit's owners, tenants or guest. (This needs to be clarified)

R152-13 - 10:00 a.m.  - Regulation regarding continuing education for community managers and time, etc.

I am currently watching over 120 BDR's (prefiled for a number) and will let you know when more bills pop out. Only 2 are out so far.

R050-13 ... Reg

R052-13 ... Reg

R065-14 ... Reg

 

 

Date: 020415 ... Commission Regulation Meeting Notices - Call to action !!

 

Please find attached two regulations that will be hear on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m.  Please show up at the meetings and give your opinion, please.

R049-13 - This is a concern and needs to be clarified as it appears that the manager can not get compensated in any form for the collection of fines.  Does that go as far as sending notices, etc.? Help to get this clarified, please. Link to Reg.

R152-13 - This is a good regulation, which you should support. It allows for classes under 3 hours and attendance at a Commission meeting that does not go the full 3 hours.   It will really help. Link to Reg.

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The CAI Law Seminar was held in San Francisco this year and the attorneys were asked to get help to fight the new Federal legislation regarding HAM Radio Equipment.  UNLESS you want this tuff sticking up all through your community, please fill click on the link and read the proposed letter. I changed it to my words, but it was pretty easy to send and I got immediate notification from my Senator that he received my message.  Here is what the attorneys were asked to do:

"As Ron Perl referenced during his Federal Legislative Update presentation, CAI has prepared a call to action to oppose HAM Radio legislation in Congress. You can find it at the link below. Please contact your legislators today."

 Alert Link: http://www.caionline.org/govt/advocacy/Pages/AdvocacyCenter.aspx

 

 January 2015   - Happy New Year! ... Legislation Year ... Please Follow Our Updates!! Your Help Is Needed!

 

Date: 013015 ... Pre-Licensing Classes

 

Please let Key Realty Schools know if you have students to sign up for the CAM licensing classes.  The class registration is the lowest it has ever been this close to starting of the classes. I send out all of the materials this Friday and don't want people to miss getting the information and materials prior to the class. The classes won't be held again until August in Reno and October here in LV.

If we don't get a larger class, the classes may be canceled until October to be once a year like in Reno. This will make a larger class, but much less conducive to learning.

I have attached the schedule again for your use with the contact information as well. 

February 2015 - LV Schedule - Link

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I am currently putting together another class on meetings, role playing, use of Roberts Rules, and dealing with problems, etc.   If you have some issues that you have faced that would be good in this type of class, please share. It will be fun to have this type of class to help people proactively handle issues and/or handle them during the meeting.

 

 

Date: 012915 ... Reno - Interest Rates & Classes

 

Most of you who charge interest on delinquent assessments may have already checked, but the prime rate has not changed as of 1-1-2015 and we don't need to check again until July 1, 2015. This is to comply with NRS 116.3115 Section 3.  It hasn't changed in several years, but about the time we don't check, it will changed.........

Here is the link to look at the prime rate if you choose to put it on your calendar to verify yourself in July.

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I have attached the pre-licensing Key Realty Schools schedule again for Las Vegas classes for your use as the classes start on February 3rd and there is a lot of work to get ready for the student with copies, etc.  The earlier that they can register the better. I am sending it to Reno managers as well as some of the last students needed to make up a few classes down here. (The Reno August classes are attached as well.) ****************************************************************************************************************************

I have also attached the CE classes of which I am aware to date. in both LV and Reno.

 

2015 - CE Classes Known to Date (Revised) - Link

 

August 2015 - Reno CAM Schedule - Link

 

February 2015 - LV Schedule - Link

 

 

Date: 010815 ... Classes and Form

 

Happy New Year to you all.  As I just ran across it, I thought you all may want to know that there is now a form on line that you can get to fill in to get access to a complaint filed against you. This was always not accessible in the past.   Here is the link:

http://www.red.state.nv.us/forms/780.pdf

I have attached the next schedule of Community Management Classes through Key Realty Schools and the list of classes of which I am aware to day for at least the immediate future.

Hope this helps some of you looking  for credits.

Don't be surprised when you show up to your next class as the Division has set into place immediately a new notification process for the class provider to their office.  The information all has to be submitted to them electronically and if the information doesn't match your license number, you may not get credits.  Make sure to fill it out completely as shown on your actual license not a DBA, etc. It is going to take all of a bit of time to convert our records to comply with this new process.  UGH!

CE Classes Known to Date

February 2015 - LV Schedule

 

 December 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

Date: 123114 ... Dates for your calendars - 2015 Spring CAM Schedule

 

Please put these dates on your calendar for the Key Classes coming up ...

Feb 2015 LV CAM Class Schedule (Always subject to change - Always confirm current schedule)

Date: 120914 ... Dates for your calendars - 2015 Schedule

 

At the last Commission meeting, the commission tentatively set their meeting dates for next year.  Some of you are always looking for credits and you can get up to 6 hours at these meetings -  each licensing period. As with all of them, the first day is the safest since several times, the chair has had to speak really slow and slow things down to get you the currently required three hours to get credits. One of the proposed regulations below, however, will allow 1 credit hour for these if it passes.

1. March 3rd through the 5th - LV

2. June 16th through the 18th - Location TBD (May be Reno, but discussion was held that they like to meet in August because of the extreme heat in LV)

3. August 25th through 27th - TBD

4. November 17th through the 19th - LV

The NRED reported that they will have their training manual available on line by the end of the year as their new training officer, Stacee Spoerl, has committed to make it happen. It has been in the works since former Ombudsman Eldon Hardy. She has already scheduled classes for December and is looking for free locations to do the training in 2015.  If you want to offer a location, please contact her at: stacee.spoerl@RED.STATE.NV.US

The following regulation is in place and you need to update your NAC books - R125-12.  Here is the link:

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2012Register/R125-12A.pdf

The following is the status of the other proposed regulations:

1. R049-13 - Needs adoption hearing (Manager and $ for Fines)  http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2013Register/R049-13P.pdf

2. R050-13 - Needs additional workshop - Reserve studies and financial issues. (Former Commissioner Lien, CPA proposed)   http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2013Register/R050-13RP1.pdf

3. R052-13 - Needs additional workshop -  Issues regarding hearings before the Commission. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2013Register/R052-13RP1.pdf

4. R152-13 - Needs additional workshop - Changes credit hours for managers and CE classes, etc.  http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2013Register/R152-13P.pdf

5. R153-13 - Withdrawn

6. R065-14 - Needs additional workshop - Discussions on actions taken or failed to be taken by the Board of directors. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Register/2014Register/R065-14P.pdf

7. R066-14 - Withdrawn

Watch for the notices next year for any workshop that may be held in conjunction with or outside of their above scheduled meetings.

 November 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

Date: 111114 ... Multiple Notices (see below)

 

 

... Schedule of Known Classes


Please find attached a listing of the classes of which I am available to date.  I do have a couple of classes that should be approved at the November and February Commission meetings, but they are not shown here until I get their CE Numbers.  Note that the only Nevada CE Law class shown is in November.
 
One quick, but very important reminder:  Please advise your directors and committees of the term "apparent authority"   It has become a big issue in the South with Committee Members and Directors talking to fellow owners/neighbors without full board agreement on issues and since the person "hearing" what the person is saying thinks they have authority to make decisions or give opinions, it is causing problems.  Here is part of Wikipedia's definition:
 
"Apparent authority refers to a situation where a reasonable person would understand that an agent had authority to act. This means a principal is bound by the agent's actions, even if the agent had no actual authority, whether express or implied."

Schedule

 

... CIC Agenda for 11-18-14


Please note that it starts at 1:00 p.m. instead of earlier.

Agenda

 

 October 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

Date: 100714 ... Multiple Notices (see below)

 

 

...  2 CAMEO Classes Reno & LV - RSVP with Keri at CAMEO 

CAMEO asked me to send out these two flier for their classes this month.  One is in Reno and one is in Las Vegas. 

10-10-14 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This class being taught in Las Vegas is not the typical Transition From Developer class that is taught by defect attorneys to get that business.  This class is taught from the point of view of what should you be doing from day one to keep the developer and your associations out of trouble even before ground is broken.   We are starting to see more and more new homes being built and you, as the manager, play a huge part in how this new community will transition in the future.  Please see the flier.

10/10/14 Class Flier

10-17-14 - 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This class being taught in Reno -  This class was well received in Las Vegas with many managers getting their clarification of when they don't need to get 3 bids and the whole issues cleared up.  Please see the filier.

10/17/14 - Transition Class Flier

Remember that if you are a CAMEO member, the class is free. If not a member, see the cost on the flier, but you RSVP with Keri at CAMEO at info@cameo-nv.com

 

 

...  Important - Worker's Comp. Non-Employee Coverage & Supreme Court

Supreme Court Opinion:

Most of you have heard of the Supreme Court decision that recently came down.  I have attached the decision for your review, but you want to make sure that you don't take bad advise that shows up in your mail box.  Work with legal counsel for each association to help protect everyone at this point; you especially.  Everyone has an opinion right now and you want the opinion you rely on to be backed by someone else's E & O coverage, not yours.

Court Decision

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Insurance Issue:

As I think I have mentioned before, managers are recommended to have a letter on file recommending that all of their association's have a workers compensation policy even if they don't have any employees because of a California case holding the manager responsible when an injury happened and the vendor did not have coverage

As Nevada is a general contractor's state, that means that the person who initially contracts for the job is ultimately responsible for any contractors who work on the property and to ensure coverage, the association. There have been forged certificates of insurance given to associations prior to being awarded the work or a mistake is made and the premiums not paid.  

Should a policy lapse and someone is hurt on the associations property, the association could be responsible to pay the livelihood of that person for the remainder of his or her life if the vendor didn't have their own coverage and the association doesn't have this non-employee coverage.  Having a letter on file from the manager to the board  will hopefully get the management company kicked out of any fights.  HOWEVER, remember that if your association does have a policy and decide to discontinue it, expect a letter from the Division of Industrial Relations (DIR) threatening all kinds of fines, etc.  As any association policy assumed a risk for all parties who worked on the property, some carriers will do an annual audit as well to make sure all contractors had their own policies.  Not all do so ask your broker about the coverage that they recommend.

Please be proactive when canceling a policy.  Contact the Division of Industrial Relations and tell them, in writing, that the association has no employees, had no employees and does not expect to have any employees, which will stop all of the threats and possibly even a letter. Their address is shown below and I have the name of one of the investigators shown if you want to personalize it.   They are required by law to send any policy holder who does not renew their workers compensation policy a letter advising them of the ramifications.  It took them less than 14 calendar days (10 work days) to notify an association of their violation after the expiration day of the policy.  The Contractor's Board told me that the DIR is on top of cancellations quickly and this proves that they are in fact very on top of it when any of their licensed contractors let their policies lapse.  A copy of this violation letter sent to the contractor goes to the Contractor's Board when it involves a licensed Contractor in Nevada.  The insurance companies are required to notify the DIR immediately.  10 work days is speedy when it involves the insurance carrier requirement to notify the DIR and getting letters sent to the policy holder.

Jodi McCollins, Compliance Investigator
Department of Business and Industry

Division of Industrial Relations
Workers' Compensation Section
1301 N Green Valley parkway, #200
Henderson, NV  89074

 

 August 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

Date: 082714 ... Reno - Sorry for two in one day.

 

Please find attached an updated class schedule.  Silver State Fair Housing added a couple of classes their flier has their contact information on the flier.  The listing also has one in Elko on 9-16-14, if you know of anyone who wishes to travel.  You can get credits for your CAM and your Property Manager license if you have both licenses. 
 
I wanted to make sure that everyone knew about CAMEO's class on 10-17-14 at 1:00 p.m. on "3 Bids when Practicable". This class will fill up fast and spots are limited as it is being taught at Caughlin Ranch in their meeting room.  This is the first time it is being taught up here and was VERY well received in Las Vegas. Register with Keri Hawkins at CAMEO at info@cameo-nv.com
 
This is a new class and we look at resolutions for what your board should consider in their community and when it is practical to get 3 bids and when not.  John Leach, Donna Zanetti and the Contractor's board will be there to discuss this issue.   See the attached listing.

Revised 2014 - CE Classes Known to Date

Fair Housing Training - Sept Reno

Date: 080814 ... Multiple Notices (see below)

 

 

...  WORKSHOP NOTICES FOR LCB FILES R065-14 & R066-14

 

Please find attached the new proposed regulations that will be discussed at the August Commission meeting.   These are new and scary.  You need to get your directors to show up and weigh in on these as the hearings will become a nightmare.

 

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED REGULATIONS LCB File No. R065-14 NAC 116

 

PROPOSED REGULATION OF THE COMM FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES & CONDO HOTELS LCB File No.R065-14

 

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED REGULATIONS LCB File No. R066-14 NAC 116

 

PROPOSED REGULATION OF THE COMM FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES & CONDOMINIUM HOTELS LCB File No. R066-14

 

The below regulation is basically procedural and talks about how and for what a manager can appeal a decision made against them by the Commission.

 

NOTICE OF WORKSHOP TO SOLICIT COMMENTS ON PROPOSED REGULATIONS  OF THE COMMISSION FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES AND CONDOMINIUM HOTELS LCB File No. R052-13

 

REVISED PROPOSED REGULATION OF THE COMMISSION FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES AND CONDOMINIUM HOTELS LCB File No. R052-13

 

 

...  August 22nd Class ... RENO

I am surprised that we don't have more than three people signed up in the North for the class on August 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Reno Sparks Assn of Realtors. 

This is a class that I put together, now that I don't work for a defect law firm, to help your from day one to help keep the developers out of trouble.  That means before they even record their documents.  Think of the difference you could make for that association. I used to do that for the developers I worked with and it sure made my job easier.   

The class is being taught for the first time up here and will be taught by John Leach, Esq.,n (he said he can make it)  Donna, Zanetti, Esq. and myself.

I have attached the flier for your use.   I know the CAI golf tournament if the previous Friday, which may have some of you with not time, but this really is a good class and will help you when you are marketing and/or working with developers on their new projects as they start up.  This is the time, not when they are transitioning.   I don't know when it will be taught again.

Transition Developer Class Flier

 

...  City of Henderson is having a Leadership Forum on August 12th

The City of Henderson is having a Leadership Forum on August 12th.  I honestly think every director should attend this event from 5:30 - 8:00 to learn tips to help their owners protect themselves.  This is your opportunity to talk with the Police Captains to get your questions answered.  I have copied the flier below. I am sure they are tying this in with National Night Out. 

 

 July 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

Date: 072814 ... Commission Workshop Notices - August CAI Class

 

Please find attached a CE Class in the South for CAI on insurance.  Contact them directly as stated on the flier to sign up. I have also attached the pre-licensing class schedules for the North and the South as the classes start up North on August 12th at 9:00 a.m.  Remember that you can get credits for attending the Commission meeting, not the workshops. The agenda for the actual meeting should be out one week in advance of their meeting and will have times on it as well. 

August 2014 Reno CAM Pre-Licensing Schedule

October 2014 LV CAM Pre-Licensing Schedule

August 2014 - Understanding Habitational Insurance for HOAs.

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I sent out the below blast Friday and have had almost everyone who uses Cox (and a few more) have returned messages as they say the file is too big. (500 or more returns) Most went through.    SO,......  The below is what I sent and you can watch for the notices to show up on the NRED web site at the following link to see the content of the bills.  Sorry!  Go down to agendas for the Commission (Center column) and find the August meeting with attachments. All should be up now, but they were not on Friday. 

http://red.state.nv.us/meetings.htm

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Please find attached the hearing notices of 4 regulations that will be hear while he Commission is in Carson City next month. Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson Street, Room 2134, Carson City, NV  - Both days in the same room.

8-27-14  1:30 p.m. R049-13 - The top paragraph says:  "A REGULATION relating to community managers; prohibiting a management agreement from providing for the compensation of a community manager or his or her employer based on the fines imposed against or collected from units' owners or tenants or guest of units' owners; and providing other matters properly relating thereto."

8-27-14 1:45 p.m. R152-13  "A REGULATION relating to common-interest communities; revising certain provisions relating to the continuing education for community managers; and providing other matters properly relating thereof."  (Basically allowing for 1 hour courses and credit for attendance at commission meetings for 1 hour or more up to 6).

8-27-14 - 2:00 p.m.  R153-13  - "A REGULATION  relating to common-interest communities; requiring a financial institution which is located outside of this State and is holding certain funds in this State to appoint the Real Estate Administrator as its agent for the service of process; and providing other matters properly relating thereto."

8-28-14 - 9:00 a.m. R050-13 - " A REGULATION relating to common-interest communities; revising provisions governing reserve studies; revising provisions governing the duties of a member of the executive board of a homeowners' association; amending provisions governing the preparation of financial statements by an association;' revising provisions governing the qualifications and duties of a person who conducts reserve studies; and providing other matters properly relating thereto. (This is as big one as it will require education for reserve study provides that has not been required in the past.)

Date: 072014 ... Pahrump - State Contractors Board Class

 

I will be doing the free State of Nevada Contractor's Board Class out in Pahrump on the 28th at 9:00 a.m. until Noon at the Artesia Community Center located at:

6601 S. Fox Ave.
Pahrump, NV 89061    

It has CE credits for managers, but directors and homeowners who are not even serving on the board are finding this a great class for ownership of a home in Nevada.   I have a dozen registered so you if you wish to attend just let me know so that we have enough copies for all as they give you all a copy of their statute booklet and other documents that are worth the attendance alone.  

I am including managers in Las Vegas as I don't know how many of you manager HOA's out there and the volunteers changes so often that I may not have them all.

This is a wonderful class.

Date: 070814 ... Multiple Updates (6) ... See below

 

 

...  Classes

I have attached an updated listing of classes for your use as well as a flier for the Las Vegas High-Rise Association's next breakfast.  The topic looks interesting and I wish I could be there to hear what the two speakers are going to talk about. 

Please see flier for whom to contact on my spreadsheet and the high-rise breakfast scheduled on the 31st of this month. 

Not many more Nevada Law classes will be taught this year as I am only aware of one in Reno (this month)  and 2 down here in LV before the next legislative session.  Don't get yourself in a bind if you renew after the first of the year and don't have your law credits.

 

Hi-Rise Class

 

CE Classes known to date

 

 

...  Commission Meeting agenda 7-9-14

Please find below the link to the next commission meeting.  It is basically a disciplinary hearing for a managers.

http://red.state.nv.us/CIC/meetings/2014/Agenda/JULY_9_2014.pdf

 

 

 

...  Pahrump - Contractors Board Class

The State of Nevada Contractor's Board has agreed to come out to Pahrump with me to teach their class on protecting your home and those in your association (if you are on the board) from unlicensed contractors.  To get him to come out, however, I have to let him know that 20 people will be in attendance.

This is really a scary class as there are travelers who come around and prey on your homeowners, particularly the elderly.

I am currently looking for a location as well where they can handle that many people for a Power Point presentation. 

If you are a director this will help you satisfy provisions in the Administrative Code where they will take into consideration educational classes if evaluating if you have fulfilled your fiduciary duty.

If you are no longer on the board, please forward to your current board members.

The class is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on 7-28-14.  Please let me know if you would like to attend so that I can firm a location and move forward.    I miss coming out there to help you learn since I don't do the Ombudsman's Office classes any longer and I look forward to seeing all of you.

 

...  LV - CAI Classes & Political Candidate

The July 1st Contractor's Board Class at 1:00 on 7-1-14 that is being held at FirstService Residential on Arville still has room if you have not attended one yet.   It really is a good class and has received the best evaluations ever in all of the classes that I have done.   Please RSVP with me if you want to attend so that they can have copies for all.

July 20 Case Law Seminar

DCAL Rules Creation

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I also want to let you know that Justin Jones, Esq. is a candidate running for the Nevada Senate again.  He sits on the Judiciary Committee who hears all of the HOA bills. It would be nice if the HOA industry would step up to the plate and show him that they are behind someone who gets this industry.   He is actually one of the attorneys at my old law firm, olf, Rifkin, Shapiro, & Schulman, LLP.   He is holding a luncheon at McCormick and Schmicks on 7-1-14 at Noon seeking contributions to his November election.  The suggested contribution for attending this luncheon is $1,000. If like me, the money is not there to go to this luncheon, I asked him where you can contribute to his campaign and was given the below information.

If you want more information to attend the luncheon, I am sure he will be thrilled and I can send you more information.

Here is what he sent:

Thanks Sara! People can donate online at https://act.myngp.com/Forms/6863775394251998976 or send a check to:  
Friends for Justin Jones
P.O. Box 371626
Las Vegas, NV 89137

 

...  NN Tradeshow Flier

Please find attached the flier for the CAI Mini-trade show being held in Reno next month.  RSVP for the class scheduled at the same time with CAI as shown on the flier.

Tradeshow Flier

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For those of you who have not been to the State of Nevada's Contractor's board class yet, it will be taught up there again on 7-30-14 at EBMC in Reno in the Sprint Building at 9:00 a.m.   This actually has been one the best classes that we have ever had (based on the comments at the end that go to the NRED).  Please let me know if wish to participate as I learn something each time I attend.  Come hear why permits need to be pulled for water heaters and inspections need to be completed afterwards, etc.  There are actually "Travelers" out there praying on the elderly or vulnerable.  The Contractor's Board will help you get information out to your owners so that they can get help if the jobs are not done right.  Please RSVP for this one with me.

 

 

...  Classes

I have attached a flier for a new class and the revised schedule of upcoming classes.    I have also include the upcoming pre-licensing class schedule for your use should you need to get someone licensed to manage.

There are no makeup classes for the pre-licensing classes and they won't be held again until February of next year.   Let me know if you need Reno's August schedule to makeup any classes that would need to be taken vs. waiting.

Revised Schedule of CE Classes Known to Date (subject to change)

October LV CAM Schedule (subject to change)

July Insurance Class - LV


 June 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

Date: 062214 ... RENO Classes

 

Please find attached the revised schedule for classes up North.  I have added a few for your use in getting your credits.  Note the contact information at the bottom depending on which class since you contact me for some, but not all.

I have also attached a flier for the Balsiger class which you book through Keith as stated on his flier.

Updated Known Class Schedule

 

Balsiger Class

 

 

 

Date: 061314 ... Multiple Notices - See Below .... (3)

 

 

...  Update on Division Main Building in Las Vegas

Some of you are trying to get your recognition from CAI to get your DCAL - Dedicated Community Association Leader recognition.  One of the key classes that must be attended is the 7 hour Essentials class. I have attached that flier for your use.  I have also included the flier that talks about what it takes to become a DCAL besides taking this class.

Please let me know if you have any questions, but the flier has to whom you register for the class.

DCAL Essentials Class

 

DCAL Brochure

 

 

 

...  Update on Division Main Building in Las Vegas

The Division has posted a statement regarding the recent break in and vandalism at their Bradley Building where all of our social security numbers are kept.  Please see their notice:

http://www.red.state.nv.us/publications/NREDstatementonBradleyBuildingvandalismincident.pdf

They really do expect us to go to their site daily to look for messages from the division, unfortunately. 

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I really hate doing this to you all, promise.

Please make sure that your association's policies do not have an exclusion for anything regarding foreclosures.  Unfortunately, at least one of them is putting them in the endorsements, which is tricky.  Endorsements do NOT always add something.  Many of them take coverage away now, which would include things like coverage for any manager, management company and directors who are serving as board members while the declarant is in control.

Don't leave it up to your agent to point out changes proactively as they are on commissions and want to make the sell.  If the policy isn't clear, make the agent put it in writing to you and ready any e-mails from them very carefully. Don't ignore them thinking that it is just marketing.

Read carefully any e-mails that you get from an agent as they may be bringing these changes to your attention in a way that is confusing.  Make sure you and your clients are properly covered.

It is a really sad state that delinquent owners in our state have gotten our industry into as insurance companies are now shying away from the good types of coverage's that they used to provide automatically.

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I have attached an updated list of CE classes for your use as well.   Schedule

 

 

...  Reno - Insurance Policies

I really hate doing this to you all, promise.

Please make sure that your association's policies do not have an exclusion for anything regarding foreclosures.  Unfortunately, several of them are putting them in the endorsements, which is tricky.  Endorsements do NOT always add something.  Many of them take coverage away now, which would include things like coverage for any manager, management company and directors who are serving as board members while the declarant is in control.

Don't leave it up to your agent to point out changes proactively as they are on commissions and want to make the sell.  If the policy isn't clear, make the agent put it in writing to you and ready any e-mails from them very carefully. Don't ignore them thinking that it is just marketing.

Read carefully any e-mails that you get from an agent as they may be bringing these changes to your attention in a way that is confusing.  Make sure you and your clients are properly covered.

It is a really sad state that delinquent owners in our state have gotten our industry into as insurance companies are now shying away from the good types of coverages that they used to provide automatically.

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The August pre-licensing classes are coming quickly and we have less than 10 signed up.  To move forward with the classes, we need at least 10. If you were just holding off, please let me know so that I can tell Key Realty Schools that the class is a go.   The schedule is attached and here is the link for the test prep class that is held after the session for any of those who want the class.

August Reno CAM Schedule

http://www.keyrealtyschool.com/courses/association-management/community-management-test-prep

Several of you have signed up for the CE classes that are tucked into this series.  Confirm that the classes moved forward before you attend, please.  I should know before the end of June for sure.

 

 

Date: 060314 ... Multiple Notices - See Below ....

 

...  Commission Meeting Agenda Attached

The original meeting was set for June 3rd, but because of new commissioner's schedules, it will held on the 4th.  Please find attached the agenda for that meeting.   It will be video conferenced to Carson City. 

Agenda

 

 

...  June Seminar - Directors - NN

Please find attached CAI's flier for their June board and homeowner class.   It is exactly the same class that was taught to the managers about a month ago for CE credits.

Almost all of the managers who were in attendance rated the class highly and since part of the class will be taught by the Neighborhood Mediation Center for Washoe County (they do take some other cases out of the County), it is a class that will help directors and homeowners understand that there is a free alternative out there to help resolve disputes.

Please RSVP early as I think this is one of the classes that may fill up quickly because of the subject and the participants.

 

NN HOA Seminar - Alternate Dispute

 

 

 

 May 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 051414 ... Multiple Notices - See Below ....

 

 

...  CAMEO's Supervisory Community Manager Class

I am hoping that just a few of you have been waiting to sign up for the Supervisory Class that will be held this coming Friday at 1:00 p.m. at the Reno Sparks Assn. of Realtors on Riggins by the Meadowood Mall.

I honestly think that every Provisional should go to this class to hear why their Supervisory Community Manager does what they do and to make sure they are doing what is required during the two years of being  a Provisional Manager.

For those who are waiting, I am hoping you will RSVP with Keri ASAP as I need to make copies, etc, and can't wait until the last minute. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  5-16-14   CE.0120000 - General  - info@cameo-nv.com

I know that I don't have everyone in my blasts so if you could please pass this around your office, I would appreciate it. 

 

 

...  Commission Meetings

Being video conferenced to the South.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ACT UPON A REGULATION
NOTICE OF HEARING FOR THE ADOPTION AND
AMENDMENT OF REGULATIONS
OF THE NEVADA COMMISSION FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES AND CONDOMINIUM HOTELS
LCB FILE No. R125-12

 

 

THIRD REVISED PROPOSED REGULATION OF THE
COMMISSION FOR COMMON-INTEREST
COMMUNITIES AND CONDOMINIUM HOTELS
LCB File No. R125-12
April 25, 2014

 

 

IREM Class on Commercial Associations - Doesn't have CAM credits, but I know some of you are managing these associations and may want to attend.

 

...  Reno - Classes

Please see attached the updated listing on classes that are going on in your area. A few have been added with Las Vegas on the top and Reno on the bottom. If any of the Provisional's are looking to retake the pre-licensing #14 class to help them understand accounting now that they are managing, the class is being taught at my office in LV, below, on 5-20-14 at 1:00 p.m.   Now that they are managing, the class may make sense.  Just let me know.  I am sending it to the Reno managers as I don't know when I can get Gary up there to re-teach the class until August in the pre-licensing classes. (That flier is attached as well for those of you who need to enroll someone in the classes or want to take the CE classes.)  

CE Classes Known to Date

August CAM Class Schedule

If any of the Provisional's wish to "audit" any of the classes that don't have CE credits, I just need to know if they will be coming so I can insure copies, etc.  If credits are attached to the class, however, I have to charge the $20 as these are technically Key's classes, not mine.  The flier shows the ones that have credits.

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In Reno, I really recommend that the Provisional's take the Supervisory CAM class being put on by CAMEO on 5-16-14 at 1:00.  It will really help them understand why the SUP can be strict, etc.  It is a good class detailing the roles and responsibilities.  Contact Keri at  info@cameo-nv.com  I have heard from several Provisional's that the SUP is having them just do inspections and other non managerial work.  They are not learning what they need to know to be a successful full CAM.

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The CAI Essentials Board Training will be taught on 5-31-14 in Reno, which is one of the mandatory classes if you have directors wanting to get their Dedicated Community Association Leader (DCAL)  recognition.  It is only taught once a year in the North and once in the South.  Contact CAI for this class.  I have attached the flier.  I will be teaching the insurance portion with Ron Wright this year, which helps to give a different perspective since I don't sell insurance any longer. admin@cai-nevada.org 

Class Information

 

 

...  Las Vegas - Classes

Please see the updated listing on classes that are going on in your area. A few have been added .  Las Vegas is on the top and Reno is on the bottom. If any of the Provisional's are looking to retake the pre-licensing #14 class to help them understand accounting now that they are managing, the class is being taught at my office in LV, below, on 5-20-14 at 1:00 p.m.   Now that they are managing, the class may make sense, which a lot of them have conveyed.  Just let me know if they want to attend as space is limited.

Updated Schedule of Classes Known to Date
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I have attached the schedule for the next pre-licensing classes as well so that you will know when the classes start and to ensure no conflicts in the schedule, since I don't do makeup classes very often, if ever.

October 2014 Las Vegas CAM Schedule
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Also, if you know of anyone looking for a CAM, there are several people looking.  All of their resumes should be up on www.hoasupport.com by the first of the week.  If you are looking for someone and want the ad put up there, please let me know as well. *******************************************************************************************

CAMEO has had a lot of you ask for the reserve class, which will help you understand the types.  The CE # is CE.0044000 General.    It will be taught on 5-23-14 at 1:00 p.m.   If you want more information, please contact Keri at info@cameo-nv.com *******************************************************************************************

 

 April 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 042214 ... Classes - Fliers and then some ....

 

My computer at work crashed, which means that anyone who asked me to add them to our blasts over the last week was lost.  You may want to talk internally to see if everyone got this message and if not to contact me as they got lost in the crash.  Sorry.

Please find attached a flier from the Las Vegas High-Rise Association for their breakfast.

Information

Also, in the event that you need the law credits, CAI will be having a legislative update, CE.0187001- Nevada Law on 6-18-14 at 9:00 a.m.  You RSVP with Katie at admin@cai-nevada.org  It will fill up fast as their room only handles 50 students.  John Leach & Michael Schulman will be teaching it for me as it is a Community Association Solutions class vs. a law firms.

Please find attached, three things:

Silver State fair Housing Class that has both Real Estate and CAM credits.
Information

CAMEO Reserve study class CE.0044000 General
Information

and

My current list of upcoming classes that includes two new law classes as some of you were looking for law credits.  The State of Nevada Contractor's Board class has been well received, but they will only teach it in small groups, which requires a lot of advance notice if you want to attend any of the classes in Reno or LV.
Information

Date: 041514 ... CAI - Fliers for this Month 

 

Please find attached the fliers for the two classes being held up in Reno on the 24th by CAI.

It is important to ask these two bankers at the HOA seminar if they offer the CEDARS program and have they researched why a board is in trouble in Las Vegas for using this as an investment.  One of things I discovered is that when you do invest in the CEDARS program, the paperwork is very important to be completed properly.  Missing the checking of one box on the form could totally take the funds out of the insured program

NN Manager Seminar

 

NN HOA Banking and Investments

 

 

Date: 041114 ... Multiple Notices (3) - See Below 

 

 

...  CAMEO: Reserve Study Class-Las Vegas

Please find the flier for CAMEO's reserve study class to be held on May 23,2014 at 1st Service Residential.  This class will be taught by Don & Sara Barry.

reserve study class 5/13/14

 

 

... CAI ADR class ... LV

Please find the flier for CAI's ADR class on 4-29-14 in LV.  John leach will be teaching this class and explaining the new system.  RSVP with CAI, please. admin@cai-nevada.org

ADR class flier

... Supervisory Community Management & New ADR Class ... RNO

For any of you looking for classes, there are two good ones coming up.

1. CAI's manager breakfast this month, Thursday 4-24-14 at 9:00 a.m. - Noon , is being taught by John E.  Leach, Esq. & Donna Zanetti, Esq. at the Peppermill. This is a new CE class on the new ADR process - CE.0189000 Gen. 3 hours  that I just had approved at the last Commission meeting and has not been taught before.  John will be covering the process, providing a flow chart of the new system, and answering any questions regarding the same as it is not business as usual in that area of the NRED system.  RSVP with CAI at admin@cai-nevada.org

2. CAMEO will be teaching their Supervisory Community management Class at the Reno Sparks Assn. of Realtors Friday, May 16, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Reno/Sparks Assn. of Realtors, 5650 Riggins Court, Classroom B - CE .0120000 NAC 116.185 - CAM General 3 hours.  I honestly think that all Provisional Managers should be required to take this class to hear why the Supervisory Committee managers can be tough at times, etc. and if you are a SU and have not taken this class, it is an eye opener on your "responsibilities" . I will be co-teaching this with Donna Zanetti, Esq.  RSVP with Keri at info@cameo-nv.com

I am working on getting dates for the new State of Nevada Contractor's Board class to do up there and will let you know as soon as I have the schedules set as they want to do it in small groups vs. a big class.  This class has received more positive reviews that any other class I have ever been responsible to facilitate, which is really saying a lot.

I look forward to seeing you all at one of these classes. 

SuperBasics Flier

 

 

 March 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 032714 ... Commission Teleconferencing Meeting 

 

The Commission will hold a teleconference meeting this Friday. Many of you may not know that Courtney Grossa backed out from serving as the manager representative.  I have attached the notice. 

2014 March/MARCH282014 Commission Mtg.pdf

For those of you who want to send your members of the board to the Fair Housing class that HUD will be teaching on 4-3-14, I have attached the flier to help get the information out.  They RSVP with me and are very welcome to attend.   There is no charge.  

Fair Housing Class - (May be Rescheduled)

 

Date: 031314 ... B

 

Please find attached the revised CE class schedule  for those classes that I aware of through the end of the year.  

CE classes known to date

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I also agreed to forward the flier for the Las Vegas High Rise Association regarding their upcoming meeting. Their speaker is Rob Gunnet from High Rise Safety Services company.  Should be a good breakfast. Please look at the flier to register.

LV Water District Service Rules.pdf

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Many of you may not be aware of the new Las Vegas Water Districts water feature restriction that went into place on 1-1-14. I have attached their brochure that explains the new service rules that could cause you problems if you have a fountain, etc.  

LVHCA March breakfast meeting

 

 

 

Date: 031014 ... Business licenses and managers. New form for Provisionals to CAM

 

Because of a new law that went into affect on 1-1-14, there is a new form that must be completed when renewing your application and/or changing from a Provisional to a full CAM.   For the Provisional, they need to complete BOTH forms 616 and 630. 

http://www.red.state.nv.us/forms/616.pdf
http://www.red.state.nv.us/forms/630.pdf

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I was one of the first ones to get a copy from the LCB to make my tan books after the legislation. Somehow the below provision was not provided to me and it may have been a mistake on someone's part before their books were printed.  The below needs to go into your tan book if you purchased one from me.   Maybe you could just make a note to go on line to look for it if you ever need it.

I only have about 600 books left to last until next October so let me know if you want some of these last books.

 NRS 116A.435  Renewal of certificate or registration: Application to include information relating to state business license; denial of renewal for unpaid debt assigned to State Controller for collection. [Effective January 1, 2014.]

      1.  In addition to any other requirements set forth in this chapter, an applicant for the renewal of a certificate or registration must indicate in the application submitted to the Division whether the applicant has a state business license. If the applicant has a state business license, the applicant must include in the application the state business license number assigned by the Secretary of State upon compliance with the provisions of chapter 76 of NRS.

      2.  A certificate or registration may not be renewed by the Division if:

      (a) The applicant fails to submit the information required by subsection 1; or

      (b) The State Controller has informed the Division pursuant to subsection 5 of NRS 353C.1965 that the applicant owes a debt to an agency that has been assigned to the State Controller for collection and the applicant has not:

             (1) Satisfied the debt;

             (2) Entered into an agreement for the payment of the debt pursuant to NRS 353C.130; or

             (3) Demonstrated that the debt is not valid.

      3.  As used in this section:

      (a) “Agency” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 353C.020.

      (b) “Debt” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 353C.040.

      (Added to NRS by 2013, 2723, effective January 1, 2014)

If you are an employee of the association or a management company, you don't need to worry about a business license on the renewal form, but if you do get a 1099 and are an independent contractor manager, you need to have a business license and receive a 1099 at the end of each year. Talk with your accountant if so, but if you are an employee, you do not need a business license individually.

 

Date: 030614 ... Northern Nevada Law Class

 

I have concerns that the turn out for the March 20th law class is so low.  This is a different CE number than what was taught up there in July of last year.  I don't know of any other law classes up there until possibly November when CAMEO MAY be holding  a class up there.  Please see the attached flier for CAI as I hate to have 3 attorneys spend that many hours of their time for very few attendees.  You RSVP with Katie at CAI. admin@cai-nevada.org

They will also be discussing the application when you renew your license that deals with a business license for the CAM.

 March 20 Law Class - NN

 

 February 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 022714 ... Couple of Issues - IMPORTANT

I have attached the updated classes of which I am aware.  For those of you who didn't get the time and address for the law class tomorrow (3-7-14) , it is at 1:00 p.m. at the Sun City Summerlin Desert Vista Center located at 10360 Sun City Blvd. Since the commission meeting canceled and you wish to attend, I have several spots still open. Let me know ASAP, however.

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On the new application for the CAM license renewal there is a question that asks if you have a business license and if so the number.  The only reason that they want to know if to see if you are required to have one. If you are an employee, you do not need one. If you will receive a 1099 at the end of the year as you are an independent contractor then you would need to have a business license and provide the number.  I have attached the law that suggests this and the application so that you can see what I am referring to.

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If any of your associations use the CDARS program to spread out the association's accounts, it is really important that you read the application careful and ensure that the box at the top of page 4 is checked by the board before THEY sign it and that you have the contract reviewed by legal counsel. An association was audited where the box wasn't checked and the NRED auditor claimed that the funds were not adequately protected.   I have attached the form with the box that needs to be checked as well as the section that needs attorney review. I  don't know what triggered the audit of the association by an auditor and referral to an investigator, but it can be stressful.

 

 

 

 

Date: 022714 ... New Classes & Information

 

We had three new classes approved at the commission meeting this week and have scheduled some of them.  Space is limited in all of them so if you have a desire to attend, please let me know as soon as possible.  I have attached the listing of all of the classes so that you can look at your schedule, but the below class is an exceptional class where I plan on getting my questions answered like dual disabilities and who wins.  I am waiting to get CE numbers from the Division, but as the commission meets today, I most likely won't get the CE. numbers until Friday or Monday.

4-3-14  1:00 p.m. - HUD -  Linda Creel from the San Francisco office for HUD will be teaching this class.  This is an opportunity to hear from the group that will be taking you and/or your clients to task for discrimination.  This is the first time that HUD has been involved in teaching a class in Nevada. (the class will be held at Sun City MacDonald Ranch located at 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway Henderson) - RSVP with me.  Your directors are welcome as well.

2014 CE Classes known to date

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Important change with my hubby and ARS Solutions:

Don will still doing some studies, but there will be two people involved with ARS Solutions. Each provider will be individually financially responsible for any issues, etc. including insurance. Please see below;

ANNOUNCEMENT - February 25, 2014 … Advanced Reserve Solutions – Nevada.

ARS is happy to announce that two new people will be onboard to provide expanded support to Nevada for associations and commercial properties in need of reserve studies and related support. Al Portune RS will be focusing on supporting certain accounts in the Reno area while Richard Hirschman RS will be working in the Southern Nevada area which includes Mesquite, Pahrump and Laughlin.

This notification is to primarily alert you to the fact that you will likely be seeing communications from both Al and Richard with regard to online bid requests and proposals. Bid requests may be responded to by either of these two people as well as Don Barry. Both Al and Richard are in the process of registering with the State of Nevada or are already registered. They will assume full responsibility for any accounts they service … Contact: Don Barry RS at arssolutions@aol.com for further information as he will continue to handle some of the accounts he currently is working with.

 

 

 

 

Date: 022614 ... NN Classes in Your Area

Please find attached the CAI classes that are scheduled for March for managers and board members.  

Please note that the law class on 3-20-14 is my law class and has a new number so the number is CE.01870001.  It has not been taught before up there.

Please RSVP with CAI as shown on their flier and circulate this in your offices as I don't know when another Nevada Law will be taught up North. Managers have priority should the class fill up, but registering early will allow them to get a larger room when possible. They will open it up to directors a few weeks before the class if there is still room.  if you have any directors who you know may want to sign up, have them put it on their calendars to watch for it to open up.  I will blast it out to directors at that time as well.

March DCAL Insurance Class

March Nevada Law Class

March Quarterly Breakfast

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Important change with my hubby and ARS Solutions:

Don will still doing studies, but there will be two new people involved with ARS Solutions. Each provider will be individually financially responsible for any issues, etc. including insurance. Please see below;

ANNOUNCEMENT - February 25, 2014 … Advanced Reserve Solutions – Nevada.

ARS is happy to announce that two new people will be onboard to provide expanded support to Nevada for associations and commercial properties in need of reserve studies and related support. Al Portune RS will be focusing on supporting certain accounts in the Reno area while Richard Hirschman RS will be working in the Southern Nevada area which includes Mesquite, Pahrump and Laughlin.

This notification is to primarily alert you to the fact that you will likely be seeing communications from both Al and Richard with regard to online bid requests and proposals. Bid requests may be responded to by either of these two people as well as Don Barry. Both Al and Richard are in the process of registering with the State of Nevada or are already registered. They will assume full responsibility for any accounts they service … Contact: Don Barry RS at arssolutions@aol.com for further information as he will continue to handle some of the accounts he currently has.

 

 

Date: 022514 ... Commission Agenda and Workshops

 

The final location for the 3-7-14 Nevada Law CE class being taught by John Leach and Michael Schulman is shown below for those of you who have registered. CE.0187001   If you registered and know you will not be there, please let me know so that we can fill the spot with someone else who really needs it.   We have about 10 spots left, but as a lot of people wait until the last minute, please keep me in the loop early if you WON'T be in attendance.

Desert Vista Center
10360 Sun City Blvd
Las Vegas

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Please find attached the notice of the 5 workshops scheduled this month on the 26th and 27th for changes to the regulations.  I have attached the changes as well and highlighted with a big  *  on what each of them are generally about.

I held these waiting for the agenda for the Commission meeting, which is also attached.

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Commission Meeting Agenda

Workshops

 

 

Date: 021714 ... Multiple Notices

 

... CAI & Cameo Classes - RENO

Please find attached the CAI class fliers for February for directors and managers.  The risk management class for directors is one of their mandatory classes if you are going to get their Dedicated Community Association leader recognition.  

DCAL Ethics
Professional Liability

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Also CAMEO has a class on 2-21-14 on Supervisory CAM Overview that I will be teaching from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  If you want more information or want to sign up for that one CE.0120000 Gen., contact Keri at  info@cameo-nv.com.  Even if you are a Provisional manager, it will give you an overview of what to expect and why your SU may be being so stubborn on some issues.

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If you are looking for CE credits and didn't know it, the commission meets on 2-25-14 and you can get up to 6 hours by attending that meeting. You sign in and out just like you do any class and they will get you the certificate.

 

... Reno Office

Some of you may already know that we have a Reno office now located at the below address with contact information.  Donna Zanetti, Esq. who was a manager for 20 years, decided to get her law license and is now located in the North.  You will find that she "gets it" when it comes to time crunches and protecting your behinds.  She lives there ......... Donna's catches up to her husband who was relocated to Reno and lived out of a hotel for 6 months until they closed on their home.

Cheri Glassick, Esq., who used to be with another firm, has now become employed by our office and we are super happy to have her on board.  She will be located in our Las Vegas office. 

She and Donna bring a lot to the firm and I am hoping that you will find them useful in helping you with your legal needs.  John is still here and we all find him a delight to work with and listen to. He will continue to help where he can.

Here is the Reno office information along with Donna and Cheri's contact information as well.  I will do my normal thing and will try to help you with what I have done in the past with board training and helping where I can without stepping over the line.

10775 Double R. Boulevard
Reno, NV  89521
(775) 682-4321
(775) 682-4301
dzanetti@leachjohnson.com
cglassicl@leachjohnson.com

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I will be teaching the Architectural Guidelines class CE.0139000 Gen. on the 20th of this month with Donna Z. for CAI at the Peppermill at 9:00 a.m.   If you have not already signed up, please contact Katie at CAI.  info@cai-nevada.org  

 

... Insurance - License Renewal and Classes

Please read this and talk with each of your client association's insurance agents and ask them to respond in writing regarding the below:

It has come to my attention that even some of the good insurance carriers are changing their policies to automatically NOT include the manager, management owned company affiliates and the management company on renewal. If you, the board nor the agent looked at any renewals and the fine print, even though your contract may require that they defend you in a law suit, the insurance company may not not cover those entitites.  This would require that your board pay for two attorneys to defend in any action if the manager/company is shown as a defendant on the same suit.  This is really scary and as managers who do you think the board will look to for overlooking this lack of coverage? You are not allowed by law to consult regarding insurance and should not be forced to do so by the agents.  

Please make the agents come to the board meetings at least annually or at each renewal and discuss the coverage and or lack of coverage and the affects of each. 

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The prelicensing classes ... Reno classes are in August and I have attached the schedule. I have attached the Las Vegas Schedule as well.

CAM Feb LV Schedule
CAM Aug Reno Schedule

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For those of you renewing your license, you can apparently now are recommended to do it on line.  There are some cautions, however.  Please see below, which was provided by Jan Porter when renewing her license.  Don't leave it until the last day as you may still need to go down there because of technical difficulties in their new system. 

Please be aware NRED has online renewal capabilities at http://red.state.nv.us/onlineservices/intro.htm

However, some specific information related to CAMs may appear a little sparse and multiple attempt will lock you out.   

Taking the information from the NRED web site and translating it to CAM information  - you will see below more information that may be relevant to your situation:     

Your Login Example:

USER ID

CAM.1234

PASSWORD

8752

USER ID is your license number.

1.    DO NOT enter leading zeros.
(i.e, If your license # is CAM.0012345 - SUPR, enter CAM.12345 ) Make sure that you use CAPs for  CAM – no small letters.

2.    Don't forget the period between the prefix and the numbers!

What is my PASSWORD?

Your password is the last four digits of your social security number.

 

... CAI - LV January Classes - Fliers Attached

Please find attached classes that CAI will be putting on in the North with credits and for the DCAL Recognition. Register with Katie at admin@cai-nevada.org

Architectural Guidelines

Building Communities

On the last attachment go down to the Reno scheduled classes and you will see that some of the classes have changed from my last blast.  The law class will be held in March, not February as planned. Note the new number on it. CE.01870001 Nevada Law.  If you went to the CE.01870000 class that CAI had in July of last year at the Peppermill, this class has another number.  

education classes known to date

The Balsiger Insurance class only has a few more spaces for the 2-7-14 class.  Contact him to register at

rbalsige@gmail.com CE.0180000 – General  -       Fidelity Crime, Cyber Theft & Umbrellas  - This was the class I put together when I was working with him last year.

 

 January 2014   - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 012214 ... Classes

Please find attached a revised class schedule for classes of which I am aware.  I have also attached a flier for a class that was sent to me asking it be distributed.   The  CE number on it is shown correctly on my list.

I only have a few more spots open for the 3-7-14 Nevada Law Class CE.0187001 - Nevada Law to be held at 1:00 p.m.   If you were waiting to RSVP,  I need to know as I may have to find a larger location, but it would be nice to do it now vs. later.   I will let everyone who has RSVP'd know where the final class will be held when we get closer.

Updated list of classes known to date

 

Valley Crest landscape seminar

 

Date: 011014 ... March 7, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. - Law Class

For those of you looking for a Nevada Law CE credits, John E. leach, Esq. and Michael T. Schulman will be do a Legislative Update class.  March 7, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. I will send out a flier when we get closer to the date.

I need to know ASAP how many people wish to attend as I need to book a room and it totally depends on attendance. If any of you have a room that accommodates more than 50 people on that date and are willing to let us use it, we would appreciate it.

If you can let me know I would really appreciate hearing from you ASAP.  CE.0187001 - CAM Nevada Law.  You can no longer just look at the number, but you have to look at the Extension number at the end.  If you took a law class before and it has one of these numbers CE.0187002, 187003 or 187004, you can take this class as the 001 is what you need to focus on.  I have attached the schedule of classes again for you which includes this class as there are no law classes of which I am aware this first quarter except this one.  If you know of any other classes, please request that the provider of that class notify me so I can include them in the schedule.  It helps everyone.

CAI has not given me their classes going past the February class so I will update this list once I get their schedule and send it again with my next notice.   

Updated Class Schedule - 011014

 

 

Date: 010614 ... Multiple Notices

 

... CAI National 2014 PMDP Schedule

http://www.caionline.org/events/managers/pmdp/Pages/default.aspx

 

... CAI - January and One February Reno Fliers

Please find attached the January fliers for CAI and one February flier for your use in planning classes along with the classes that I am aware of for managers in the North.  I don't show any Ombudsman's classes in the North in January.

Those of you waiting for the Enforcement Class to get your Dedicated community Association Leader recognition will want to attend the seminar for directors or homeowners in January. See the attached flier.

2014 - CE Classes Reno

NN Quarterly Breakfast Janaury

NN Quarterly HO Seminar Jan

NN Jan 2014 Ethics2

Insurance Seminar Flyer

 

... CAI - LV January Classes - Fliers Attached

As I assume most of you are driven by your calendars, attorneys are REALLY calendar driven.  If you expect something to be done by a certain date, it is really critical that you give them a date by which it must be received.  I honestly can't stress this enough as they have such critical deadlines with the courts, etc., if you have not given them a deadline, it will get put off for something that has a clear deadline.

Michael Schulman is teaching the Ethics class with me as it is a Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rapkin approved class. His name didn't make it on the flier.

 

Jan 2014 Ethics Class

Many of you are trying to get your Dedicated Community Association Leader recognition from CAI and their Ethics class is being taught in January.  I have attached the flier for your use and that purpose.  

DCAL Ethics Jan 2014

 

 January 2014 - Happy New Year

 

 

 December 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

 

Date: 122613 ... February New Manager Training Thru Key Realty Schools.

Please find below the link to sign up for the licensing classes for Nevada and the next track of classes. 

I have attached both the list of the dates for the classes and the other classes of which I am aware of going into 2014 for you to mark your calendars. For the Prelicensing classes, however, you have to go through Key Realty Schools at the below link. Key Realty Schools has discounted the classes $50.00  if you register before 12-31-13 so it will save some money if you do it now vs. waiting until February.

http://www.keyrealtyschool.com/courses/association-management/pre-licensing

Please note at the bottom of the 2nd attachment who to contact for the individual CE classes of which I am aware for 2014.

 

Latest - Classes known to date listing

 

Latest - February LV CAM Schedule

 

 

Date: 120313 ...  2013-2014 Classes Known to Date (120313)

I have updated the listing of classes are there are a couple of date changes and a new class on 12-13-13 taught by Commissioner Gary Lein, CPA. Space is limited for that class, but some of you need it.

I am waiting to hear from CAI's Northern Education Committee on their classes to fill them in for you, but these are what I have to date. (Scroll down for the Reno classes).

I actually have a new class for their approval at the Commission meeting this Tuesday and when it passes will set some dates as well.

class schedule for remainder of year and in to 2014

 

 November 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

 

Date: 112913 ...Commission Full Agenda

 

 

Please find attached the full agenda for the Commission meeting to be held on the 3rd, 4th and possibly the 5th.  Normally, they don't go the full three days, but......... If you are looking for credits, go the first day. ... Information

 

 

Date: 112013 ... Multiple Messages (3)

 

 

... Reno - Can you get a letter from your health care provider?

Please find attached the flier for the Silver State Fair Housing CE class. It is open to directors as well as they tend to be the ones who get the association's into trouble innocently. You will learn how important those 10 words above can be to a board and the manager if you go to this class. I have gone several times and learn something new every single time. ... Reno flier      Las Vegas flier

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If you know of anyone who has not passed the State of Nevada test to become a manager, Key Realty Schools is holding a 6 hour Test Prep class, which has helped some managers pass the test. Contact Key Realty Schools to sign up for the class that will be held on 11-21-13 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. There is a 30 minute break at noon.  Unfortunately, this one is in Las Vegas and the next one won't be up in Reno until September of next year.

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Just a quick word of advice.  If you are asking for a legal opinion, please give them a time line as to when you have to have something.  Jobs get prioritized and you don't want to be disappointed by not having the information when you need it, please.  

 

... Class and location of Commission Meeting

If you have ordered 2013 - Codified/Indexed Statute books and not received them, I am either waiting on your payment or the order may have been lost in the mail.  Let me know if you think you are waiting for me to ship, have paid and have not received them as I only have about 5 orders left that I am waiting for payment.

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Commission Meeting Address:  Notice of hearing has been given to participants in the meeting on 12-3-13 that the meetings will be held at 555 E Washington Ave, Room 2450 and start at 9:00 a.m.  The meetings will be video conferenced to the Gaming Control Board Meeting Room located at 1919 College Parkway, Carson City, NV.  Until the formal agenda comes out, I won't know if it will be shown on the Internet as well, but if you are seeking credits, these are the two locations to show up and sign in. With at least three hearings, it could go two days, but you can't count on it as some managers reach an agreement before the hearings and settle. Remember that you can get up to 6 hours of general credits in any licensing period. 

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I am in the process of putting a class together with the State of Nevada Contractor's Board.  I really would like to proactively get your questions answered as part of the CE class materials.  They, Contractor's Board representatives, would like to just show up with their canned presentation and give it an hour, but I am working with them to extend it to 3 hours so that you can get credits after the class is approved in February at the commission meeting.

What I need from you:

1) What questions do you have about contractors and licensing requirements? (An example would be what licenses does the building engineer need in a high-rise or what licenses does the handyman on your property need?)  I know those sound simple, but they are not since "IT DEPENDS".

2) What issues have you faced in trying to get information on licensing issues?

3) What others questions do you want asked.

This can be a wonderful class if you participate up front to MAKE them address some of the issues that they side step around.  The class will cover the different types of licenses and the handouts will give you the information to at least know where to look.

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... Workshops - Notice of Commission Meeting Workshops ... VERY IMPORTANT

Sorry for two in just a couple of days, but......

The formal agenda for their meeting is not out, but there have been three workshops scheduled for changes to NAC 116.  I am really disappointed in one of them as it goes completely against what we teach the managers in the pre-licensing class.  At a hearing, we ask the managers to tell their boards that if a homeowners attends the hearing it is a positive thing and that they should just listen to what the owner has to say.  It is a hearing where the board "hears" what the owner has to say vs. rebuttals, etc., as outlined in this regulation.  There are issues with the other two regulations as well, but this one hit a nerve.  

This regulation will allow tape recordings, formal evidence requirements, and other requirements make this so structured and formal with all kinds of additional work for the manager that this "trying to work something out", goes away.  If this passes, I wouldn't dare hold a hearing without the association's attorney in attendance guiding us through the process before and after. 

I am really hoping that a lot of you will show up and voice your opinions on how this will increase the costs, cause for owners to feel threatened, and to complicate matters unnecessarily.  It is going to take that level of participation from you to get the point across.

NORTH ... December 3 - 2:00 p.m. video conferenced to 1919 College Parkway, Carson City.   The other workshops are at 3:00 p.m. the same day with the unassigned File #116- Violation the following day December 4, at 9:00 a.m. It will be video conferenced to  500 E. Third Street, Carson City at the Department of Employment , Training and Rehabilitation building.

SOUTH ... December 3 - 2:00 p.m. at  555 E. Washington Ave. Room 2450.   The other workshops are at 3:00 p.m. the same day with the unassigned File #116- Violation the following day December 4, at 9:00 a.m. It will be held at 2800 E. St Louis Ave, however. 

agency draft revision - NAC116.405

proposed reg NAC116.3108 dueprocess

proposed reg agency draft 116-violation

 

Date: 111313 ... Multiple Messages

 

 

... Reno Classes - Reminder

Please see the below reminder of classes being put on by the Ombudsman's Office in the North.  Many of you complain when you don't get the same number of classes up there that are scheduled in the South, but I understand that the turnout is low for the classes up there.  That doesn't warrant more classes to them, but less.  Please see the below message I got today as a reminder of the classes. 

After holding a CAMEO Law class for credits and only 24 people showed up for the class, I do understand how they may feel at times. He does have a good turnout for the CE law portion shown below.  I have made a commitment to the North and will continue to help in any way I can, but I am hoping that all of you will keep this in mind in making decisions.

Please RSVP with them so they have time to make necessary copies, etc.

If you haven’t signed up for classes in Reno tomorrow and Thursday, there’s still time.

The class schedule is detailed below.

 

http://www.leachjohnson.com/

 

November 13, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. “Fines, Violations and Foreclosures”

Terra West, 10651 Professional Circle, Suite A, Reno, NV

 

November 14, 2013, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. “Legislative Update for Common-Interest Communities”

This class has been approved by the Commission on Common-Interest Communities

and Condominium Hotels for 3 hours of continuing education credit NRS Update, CE#.0187004

Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno, NV

 

November 14 2013, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “Q&A Forum”

Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno, NV

 

 

... Updated Class Listing

1) You will find additional classes on this listing that I have updated. Don't forget that you can get up to 6 hours of credits by attending the Commission meeting that is scheduled for 12-3-13. The agenda normally comes out a week in advance of the meetings. Latest schedule of CE classes known to date

2) I have also included the listing for the February Pre-licensing classes here in Las Vegas that start in February for your planning purposes.   LV Feb CAM Schedule (as always ... subject to minor change)

3) I have all of my books now so if you have not received books ordered and have sent in the payment, let me know as I am shipping them in the order that I receive the payment.

 

... RENO Classes

I hope you all had a great weekend.

1) Please find attached the current list of CE credits of which I am aware to date.   Link

2) I am hoping that the 12-3-13 Commission meeting will be televised up to Carson City so that you all can get the up to 6 hours of CE credits by attending.  The agenda comes out a week in advance and I will be forwarding it to you.

3) I have all of my books now so if you have not sent the payment, the books are on hold for the check. 

 

 

 

Date: 110713 ... Exciting News

For those of you in the North, we only have 14 people signed up for the Nevada law class being held up there by CAMEO on 11-8-13 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  This is a new class and has not been taught up there before. 

Contact Keri at CAMEO if you wish to attend. It will be held at the Reno/Sparks Association of Realtors and I reserved the big room in hopes to accommodate those of you who need the credits.  Don't wait until the last minute in renewing as I honestly don't know how many Nevada Law CE credits will be taught next year.  I have attached the flier.  Directors are welcome to attend this class.

Link to Information 

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I have not wanted to let everyone know what I was doing until it was finalized. Some of you may have heard that I will be going to work for John Leach on 11-1-13 doing my "dream job", which was what he asked me to put in writing. I am excited as we were able to agree on what I would and not do for the firm. You will be happy to note that I can still help you educate yourself and your clients. Let me know if you feel that you need more training in certain areas or would find it interesting and I can definitely try to work that in.

I hope all of you had a good Nevada Day and weekend and I look forward to working with you at Leach Johnson, Song and Gruchow, LLP after 11-1-13.

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Jan Porter and I will be working on a class with the State of Nevada Contractor's Board to help you understand the steps in what they expect from you and your clients in the whole use of licensed contractors issue. It will most likely go to the Commission at their first meeting in 2014. Just NEVER sign a contract anyway and if multiple licensed contractors are involved in one job it is now necessary for you to have a general contractor (GC) work with you. The Contractor's board would really like you to use their services to identify when a GC have to be used if you are not sure.

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I am required to get 30 hours of CE credits for my insurance license and it is interesting to hear the "other side of the story".

If you can put it on your calendar to at least annually put it on your calendar to send out a notice to the owners to do the following things annually (attached), it will really help their insurance rates. You can't make all of them do it, but if you can submit to the insurance agents when you are going out to bid proof of what you send out annually to all of the owners, it might help on renewal and when you go out to bid.

As each association is so different, this list is not all inclusive so have the discussion with your agent to see if they feel something else needs to be added.

The other thing you can do if you have had a lot of claims, is to document what you have done to mitigate the problems to limit their occurrence in the future. It does help.

Annual Maintenance Checklist

 

Date: 102713 ... Statute Booklets and Revised Class Schedule

Please find attached a revised CE schedule. The law class in November taught by the Ombudsman's Office is in Reno, not Las Vegas. Sorry for the confusion. That means that the North will be fortunate to have 2 Nevada law CE classes in one month up there. Managers should all take advantage of it as I don't know when there will be another one. CAMEO on the 11-8 and the Ombudsman's law class on 11-14. Directors and managers are both welcome to these classes.

Las Vegas has a law class on 11-15 at 1:00 p.m. being presented by CAMEO and managers should sign up as I don't know when they will be taught again next year. Don't wait until the last minute for the law classes are there are not as many people teaching them these days.

Revised CE Class Schedule

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I delivered my
statute booklet (codified with 2013 laws) to the printer yesterday morning and am taking orders for the books. I will be shipping them in the order that I receive the payments, which will help me pay for the over $30,000 cost for printing as they pop out in a week or two. I did not want to use a credit card to pay for them as it would have cost you even more since it increased the printers price and their costs too. The books will be $9.00 each plus shipping. Once I know that they are popping out and you have placed an order, I can bring them to any function if you know I will be there and ask me to do so.

If you would like to order books, I can send you an invoice for the books now and invoice you for shipping later as they are shipped. I won't know the media postage price until they start coming out.

Please let me know how many you want, where you want them shipped and I will get you an invoice for that purpose. I'd like to just give them to everyone, but I have to recover my cost.

 

Date: 102113 ... Multiple Notices - See Below

 

 

... Bullying

I have the codified wording for the bullying statute that was passed this year and it is interesting that it was supposed to be a misdemeanor that was not in NRS 116. It is, however, and created a new section. NRS 116.31184.  This means that you will need to get with your attorney to see how they think it will be handled by the NRED and themselves. 

I have attached a copy for you to post if you want to do so if bullying, harassment, etc. is going on.  The only caution that I would use is that it can be used against you as well if someone feels the board is bullying them.  If I was managing right now, I would be having the attorney help us with a rule to further define some of these terms since " without legal authority threaten, harass or otherwise engage in a course of conduct against any other person" and later it says  "harm or serious emotional distress, or the reasonable apprehension thereof " could mean different things to different people.

 NRS 116-31184

 

... Updated listing of classes - Long message, but please read.

I understand that the Las Vegas Police Department is refusing to take complaints about the new law surrounding harassment, etc., and the NRED "appears" to be saying they don't have jurisdiction to do anything as it is a civil matter. If you have found otherwise, please let me know as I have not heard about how any of the other police departments have reacted. The law may need to be tweaked in 2015 to give someone the authority or responsibility. Since LCB put it in NRS 116 for some reason, it is possible they had no other place to put it, but........

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Please find attached the listing of CE credits for the Community Manager license. The Ombudsman's Office has added a November legal CE class. All of the people to contact are shown on the bottom of the form.

There has been a misunderstanding about whether the Provisional Manager can take the CE classes that are tucked in with the Key Realty Schools Pre-licensing classes. They can take them for CE credits I tried really hard to get some of these approved by the Commission to encourage the students to take them. In the classes I look at the students faces and at times I see that there is too much information in some areas for them to comprehend. There are only 60 hours to convey what is required in the law. Students have been telling me that some SU's are telling them they cannot get credits from those classes. The Accounting and reserve classes are 3 of those classes I recommend they retake along with your accounting staff.

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Please be aware that there is a difference of opinions on whether you can send out courtesy notices and or account statements for past due assessments. I have asked the NRED for their opinion to see how they will treat it, but in their law class yesterday, both of the speakers felt that they should be sent out. I told them that some attorneys were telling their clients otherwise and they agreed to see if the Administrator would request an opinion on the matter to help at least know how they will treat it if someone files a complaint. Michael Joe, the attorney from Legal Aid seemed to feel that if the statement and courtesy notice was not threatening any action that they could be sent. He seemed to think that they were not sent in the past until a huge bill was piled up and I advised him otherwise. Attendees in the class stated that they had been instructed otherwise, in writing, by their legal counsel. I will let everyone know if I hear anything, but you may want to see how each association's corporate attorney feels before you send any.

Updated CE Class Listing

 

... November Law Class In RENO

The Nevada law class is up in your end of the State.  So - You who are desperately looking for CE law credits can sign up for the class with the Ombudsman's Office at kerichardson@RED.STATE.NV.US

This is also open to homeowners who wish to attend.  RSVP early as it does fill up fast. Date is 11-14-13 from 10:00 a.m - to 1:00 p.m. at the NW Reno Library - 2325 Robb Dr. in Reno - They don't serve lunch nor water so be prepared for that yourself.

 

 

Date: 10/08/2013 ...  Reno Classes - Nevada Law Credits

For those of you in Reno looking for classes, the Ombudsman's Office is offering two classes in November.  One is a Nevada Law class for community managers to get credits, but directors and homeowners are more than welcome to attend to make sure you understand how the NRED will be interpreting the laws.  

Sorry for the typo in this morning's e-mail.  Self Correct can cause problems if you don't go back and re-read several times.  The flier obviously set it straight that it was about Mediation not Medication.

Reno Class - 11/13/13 Class

Reno Class - 11/14/13 Class

 

 

Date: 10/07/2013 ...  NRED's Brochure for the new Mediation/Referee Program

If you haven't seen this, I thought it would help you understand how the new medication/referee program will be handled by the NRED the link to the brochure, which they obviously will be using to educate homeowners and directors. This system went into place on 10-1-2013

http://www.red.state.nv.us/publications/brochures/adr_brochure.pdf

 

Date: 10/02/2013 ...  Multiple Notices (5)

 

... CE Credits

Some of you have signed up to take CE credits during the pre-licensing classes that started last night and, unfortunately, a couple of the classes had to be changed because of conflicts with the co-instructors. Please look to see if you signed up for some of the classes, which may have moved to ensure that you don't show up to a class that may not have credits.

I have attached the schedule of classes of which I am aware to the end of the year. The class changes are shown on this form. You may just want to confirm with me your attendance even though you may have paid Key Realty Schools the $20 fee per class.

CE classes known to date ...
 

... October Classes in the North

Please find CAI's 2 classes that will be held up there this month for your use.  One is for directors and homeowners and the other is for managers.

CAMEO will also be holding a Nevada Law credit class on November 8th at the Reno Sparks Association of Realtors from 1:00 to 4:00. to register for this class contact Keri at info@cameo-nv.com.  I have no idea when the next Nevada law class will be taught so if you have not taken a law class in this licensing period, if it was me I would be signing up. There are not as many options out there any longer for these classes, unfortunately.

HO Class Flier ...

Mgr Class Flier ...

... CAI Law Update Class and CE Credits Available at Key Realty Schools

Key Realty Schools has added a section for people to sign up for the CE classes that are among the Pre-Licensing classes that start on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  Not all of the classes have CE credits.  I have attached the schedule again for your use.  Here is his comment showing the link shown below.  We have 44 students signed up for the class so far. 
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I have added the dates and time directly to the CAM CE page. This link should work perfect for your send out: http://www.keyrealtyschool.com/courses/association-management/continuing-education

Michael Federwitz
Key Schools
Approved  / Licensed in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma & Utah

+ 3650 East Flamingo LV NV 89121
( 702 313 7000 (Local)
( 800 472 3893 X 3 (Toll Free)
7 702 933 0567 (Fax)
* Mike@KeyRealtySchool.com 


CAI's Legislative Update for their CA Day Program is attached as well.  Homeowners and managers are both welcome at this class, which will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 on 10-18-13.  See the flier and RSVP with CAI as instructed on the flier.

...  Program Flier
 

... CAMEO: RENO Legislative Update LAW Class 11-8-13

Please find below, the invitation to CAMEO's Legislative Update in November.  Hope to see all of you there.  This has a different ending on the law class number so it is different from the one all of you attended in July. ... program flier

... CAMEO Law Class and Other Opportunities

For those of you looking for a law class, CAMEO will have one in Las Vegas on 11-15-13 at 1:00 p.m. at Siena Community Association. I have attached their flier. Board members are welcome.  ... program flier
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In November as well, NAS will be doing their collection class. I have attached my listing of classes coming up for your use, but wanted you to be able to mark your calendars for those two along with the CE classes at Key Realty Schools and others.
... class listing
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I have talked may times about the Nevada Chapter of the National Association of Parliamentarians. They will have a workshop on October 12th and I have attached their flier for your use if you would like to hear more about what they think about following Robert's Rules.  ... program flier

 

 

 September 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 09/11/2013   ...  LV Pre-Licensing Classes and CAMEO class for this Friday

Registration is low for the pre-licensing classes again that start on 10-1-13, and I know some of you are waiting until the last minute because of the cost to sign up. Unfortunately, when you do that we get relegated to one of their smallest and ill equipped rooms only to find out that we have more at the time the classes start, which obviously causes problems.  October LV Schedule

I have attached the flier again for your use along with CAMEO's flier for their class this Friday, which is on Parliamentary Procedures. If you can't come, send your President's as they need to know how to run a meeting. Registration for the CAMEO class should be with Keri at info@cameo-nv.com.   Program Flier

 

Date: 09/04/2013 ... Multiple Notices

See below .....

... CAI's September 24th Manager Breakfast - 9:00 a.m. to Noon

I have been telling anyone who will listen that all CAM's should attend this Supervisory Community Manager class as it really puts things into perspective on who is responsible in and for the management company as far as the NRED is concerned. Room is limited so RSVP early. Provisional's should attend as well as it helps them understand why a Supervisory CAM might be a little difficult at times.

Class Flier

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The pre-licensing classes in LV start on October 1st with CE classes among the classes. Information for signing up for those is in the top paragraph. The Test Prep class is shown at the bottom for an additional $100. Several people who had failed initially took the Test Prep class and were able to pass the State of Nevada test.

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I have a manager who is looking for an RFP for maintenance on entrance gates to an association. I know they should be all specific to the manufacturer's specifications, but she would like somewhere to start. I don't have a sample to share. Let me know if you are willing to share as I know she would appreciate it.

 

... HOORAY !!!!!

I have the number for those of you who need it.  CE.0187000- CAM  Nevada Law

For any of you who are needing the class and tempted to make your own certificate and use the number, it won't work as the sign-in sheets have been required to be mailed to the division after any class, which they input into the system. IF they don't marry up, you could get in trouble.

Gary Lein, CPA was teaching a class for me up here in Reno yesterday and with the issues I was having, he actually stuck a BREATHE sticker in front of me as I really needed it.  Sorry for the delay in getting you all this number.  Jennifer Ording is the new Education person and after talking with her, I think she is going to be a delight to work with.

... Important Notices

At the legislative Update, two bills were discussed by the attorneys at the same time, AB 110 - Effective 10-1-13 and SB 130 - Effective 1-1-2014. There may have been some confusion on effective dates so I wanted to make sure that the photographing of violations, etc. goes into affect on 1-1-2014 not, 10-1-13.

Make sure you are having your collection policies modified as the new collection requirements go into affect on 10-1-13.

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New insurance checklist
. I just added another question to ask your agents for the D & O coverage, is noise an exclusion on the policy. A recent D & O claim was denied because noise and any related claims was excluded. It has been added to my "huge" question to ask the agent checklist. I have attached it again for any of you who were not aware of it. Send it to your agent before the meeting with the board on coverage so that anything that they answer NO on you want an answer as to why and/or what are the ramifications. Some agents are refusing to fill this out as they don't want to put their Errors and Omissions on the line. Guess what? Would they rather you put yours on the line for talking coverage and risking a $1,000 fine for talking "coverage" with your board. There is a law that says you need a license to talk "coverage". Make the agent learn their own products and fill it out or you may have to consider changing to keep yourself and the client out of trouble.

Insurance Checklist Link

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 August 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 08/29/2013 ... Multiple Notices

See below .....

... Northen Nevada - CAI Classes

CAI has asked that I send copies of their fliers for the September classes they will have available and the breakfast where John E. Leach, Esq., Michael T. Schulman, Esq. & Gayle A. Kern, Esq. will speaking about the legislative changes.  There are no CE credits for the breakfast, but it would be a good opportunity to get your questions answered about the new collection policy changes, etc.  You must RSVP with CAI, please, as shown on the fliers.

NN Quarterly Breakfast

NN Manager Seminar

NN Homeowner Seminar

Las Vegas High Rise Breakfast Meeting

For those of you getting your DCAL (Dedicated Community Association Leader) status from CAI, the attached class is one of the mandatory classes as is attendance at a Commission meeting or writing an article for their publication. It continues to baffle me when there has been embezzlement in an HOA.  The first questions I ask is "where was the board in all this."  Many times the board doesn't even look at the financials as required by law let alone in greater detail.

 

... Update on Law Class Credits and another opportunity.

The Nevada Law classes taught on July 25th and 26th were approved yesterday for Nevada law credits. I won't get the number until most likely Thursday, but I wanted to relieve your minds that it was approved and I will try to get you the number to fill in on your certificates ASAP.

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For those of you looking for Nevada law to fill your requirements, the NRED will be teaching a class that was approved at the Commission Meeting yesterday. Here is all the information that I have on the class. You should sign up with the NRED vs. me please. It will be taught by Ken Richardson and Michael Joe, Esq. an attorney from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.   He should have an interesting perspective. Sorry that is in Las Vegas, but I know some people are desperate.

September 13, 2013, Noon – 3:00 p.m. “Legislative Update for Community Association Managers” 

Room 1100, Grant Sawyer Building, 555 E. Washington, Las Vegas, NV

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Date: 08/18/2013 ... Multiple Notices

See below .....

... Classes

I have attached a listing of the CE classes for managers as some of them have been updated and some have changed. I have attached all of them, but LV is first and Reno follows. The Commission will be meeting in Carson City on 8/27/13 at which time I am hoping to have the law class approved for the Nevada Law classes taught. I will be attending the Commission meeting in Carson City to hopefully get it approved along with Gayle Kern, Esq. If you attended the class, contact me after the 29th and if I have the number from Ken Richardson, the new person responsible for the classes, I can give it to you then.  .... Information link

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Please find attached, the flier for the CAI CE class this month for managers. This is really a good class and taught by Joel Meskin, who actually teaches insurance to CAI's College of Lawyers. Very smart man. Please sign up with CAI, however, as they are taking the registrations. Note that the class starts at 8:00 a.m. this time and you register with CAI for this class. ... Information Link

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As Dedicated Community Association Leaders (DCAL's) are always looking for advanced classes to help satisfy their education requirements, CAI is holding an advanced class on reserves. I have attached the flier for more information. Register again for this one with CAI.  ... Information Link

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... Reno - Commission Meetings and Information

The Commission Meeting workshop notices that show the time and location are attached.  If you can't open them for some reason, here is the link to find then on line that you can copy and paste into your browser. 

http://www.red.state.nv.us/meetings/workshops.htm  Since they will be held in the North this time, it is important you arrange to attend and help me get the classes approved for CE credits that were held in July.

R049-13 Workshop 080913
R050-13 Workshop 080913
R052-13 Workshop 080913
R125-13 Workshop 080913

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For those of you who are taking the Key Realty Schools CE classes that start on Wednesday, please RSVP with Key Realty Schools.  I have attached the flier again with the classes and the dates.  The flier also has the link to contact them to pay for the credits $20.00 per class. The classes are being held in the Sprint Building basement conference room #2.  Space is limited so please let me know if you will be attending, but Key needs to paid as well now.

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I have revised some of the other CE classes of which I am aware since it was brought to my attention that there have been changes. That flier is attached as well.

CE classes known to date ... information lnk

 

 

Date: 08/04/2013 ... Reno -  Changes in August CAM Schedule

Please find attached the schedule of pre licensing and CE classes that have changed because of the Commission meeting that will be up there on the 27th and the 28th in Carson City.  I don't have the address yet for the Commission meeting, but will let you know once the agenda is out.

If you were going to take CE classes, you need to let me know which ones you want to attend, but you also must let Key Realty Schools know through their link shown on the flier.  Their system is complicated, but if you sign up for 3 classes and attend 3 classes, I will know you have paid since they are $20 for each 3 hour class now. 

The classes have been moved to the basement of the Sprint building on the corner of Meadowood Mall Way and Meadowood Mall Circle.  Space will be limited so if you need the credits, please schedule them now as the classes will start on the 13th and it will be first come first service with the reservations. Since I don't have access to a copier in that location, I will be sending you the materials in advance to bring to the class other than those things that I must bring like the certificate of attendance and evaluation. 

Sorry this has gotten more complicated, but I have no choice.     Link to Schedule

 

 

 July 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 07/30/2013 Notice 3 (see below) ... CE Credits for Key Classes and CAMEO Class in Reno on 8/23/13

Really important and time sensitive message:

From the number of classes that I have attended over the last few week on the 2013 Legislative Update material, it is clear to me that the one item that should be on your next agenda is SB 280 and the revision of your collection policy. Courtesy notices may be out of the picture now and you should REALLY have your counsel look at your collection policies. This year made major changes on the steps you can take in collecting assessments.

I have attached SB 280 for your use and section 4 is the section of which I refer. Major discussions have been held and attorneys may disagree, but if it was me I would want them to help me with this since we have so many laws suits already going on surrounding collections. This goes into affect on 10-1-13 so you don't have much time to redo your collection policies and implement them. (link)

 

Date: 07/30/2013 Notice 2 (see below) ... CE Credits for Key Classes and CAMEO Class in Reno on 8/23/13

Please find the flier for the CAMEO Parliamentary Procedures class being held on August 23rd from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  You must RSVP with Keri as shown on the flier.

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Please see Mike From Key Realty Schools message about CE credit enrollment if you plan on taking any of the CE classes that are buried in the Pre-licensing classes that start on 8-13-13.  The first CE class is the 14th at 1:00 p.m.   I have attached the flier again for your use for both the pre-licensing and the CE classes buried in them.  Unfortunately, moving forward there is a $20 per class fee.  Key wanted $25.00 per credit hour, which is what they get on the real estate side. I fought the battle in the past to have no charges, but.....  They are asking for a $20.00 per class fee now. Sorry!

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Here is the completed CE Page: http://www.keyrealtyschool.com/courses/association-management/continuing-education

This page now permits enrollment.

 

 

Date: 07/30/2013 Notice 1 ... Reno

Thank you to all of you who attended the Nevada Legislative Update class last week.  After the Commission meeting on 8-28-13 (give me a couple of days for them to get me a number) please contact me to get the CE number to write onto the certificate you received.  Those who missed it, CAMEO is planning on a Legislative Update on November 8th at 1:00 p.m. at the Reno/Sparks Assn of Realtors.  More information will follow later.

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Until I get the communication bugs out of my new position if you are going to contact me,
please use my cell number shown below and this e-mail account.  I am working our some kinks, but in the mean time this is the best way to communicate with me. seblv@aol.com  and 702-249-0944.  As always,  e-mail seems to work as the best way in communicating with me, but I understand that at times it doesn't work as well as talking in person or on the phone.

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Many students get test anxiety before taking the Nevada Real Estate test for community association management. 
Key Realty is now offering a test prep class after each session of classes.  In Reno, the next one will be held on the date below.  Key will be sending out more information to the students, but I wanted to let all of you should you know of someone who is having trouble passing the test and would like a comprehensive 6 hour review.  Unfortunately, the cost is $100, but the first time it was taught it helped several people pass after having failed several times.  I think it helps to take the anxiety out of it a little. 

Here is the date and time of the test prep class.

9-7-13 - 9:00 - 3:30 (1/2 hr. break for lunch ) - Reno

We have 11 pre-licensing students so far so the classes will be happening. I will be sending my first communication to the students within the next couple of days about firm location and schedule of classes.
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Several of the pre-licensing classes had to be moved around because of the Commission meeting that will be held up there in August (8-27 though 8-28 - I will give you more information when I get it from the NRED) -----  So if you RSVP'd with me for one of the CE classes, please see if it changed your classes so that you don't miss them.  The latest schedule of those classes is attached.  (link)

 

 

Date: 07/25/2013 ... Legislative Update / Prelicensing Classes

Legislative Update Information:  I want to make sure that everyone is aware that the class that is being held this coming Thursday in Reno (9:00 a.m.) in Las Vegas (1:00 p.m.) will be before the Commission at their August 27th meeting. I tried to get it into the June agenda, but the person responsible at the time would not let me submit it as the Governor was not done with his signing of bills, etc. You will get a certificate of attendance at the class for Nevada Law Credits, but you will have to contact me (there will be almost 600 people attending between the locations) to get the approval number once the commission approves the class. They have never denied any before, it was reviewed by the Division and I don't see a reason to deny this class for 3 hours of Nevada law credits. I wanted to make sure everyone who is attending understands.
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Key Realty Schools and Pre-licensing Classes. I have attached the fliers again for your use for both class locations. Reno students will be happy to know that we have enough students to proceed. Licensed managers will be unhappy to hear the Key Realty Schools will now be charging for the CE classes that have been free in the past. Each 3 hour class will be $20.00. You can either register with Key Realty Schools for the classes or through me. I will be collecting any fees, however, that are due before I can give the certificates out. Please remind any employees taking these classes that there are no makeup classes. They may have to go to Reno or Las Vegas if they can't attend and depending on where they take them, wait for the next set. The next series of classes in Las Vegas will be in February and Reno will be next August (2014).
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City of Henderson new Mediation Program. I understand that the City of Henderson has started anew mediation program that is now closer to home for Henderson residents. I asked Neighborhood Services about the program and they forwarded this link to me for use while they are working on their own flier. If you ask for an HOA specific mediator who has experience, they will try to accommodate you. Here is the link:

http://www.cityofhenderson.com/neighborhood_services/mediation.php

Update on what I will be doing with my new position. As you can see, you can continue to get me at this e-mail address or the McGowan address shown below or either phone number. I spent several days in McGowan's home office in Cleveland, Ohio and it is a really nice company with super employees. I found out that I have a lot more products to offer than I originally thought for your consideration. I don't quote them directly for you, but am hoping that you will request that your brokers will ask to have McGowan Program Administrators involved in the bidding process as the brokers decide who to get quotes from unless you request specific carriers. I will be contacting the brokers over the next couple of months so they understand our products. If you want more information on exactly what products, let me know as I don't want this to be a commercial.

August CAM Classes - Reno

 

October CAM Classes - LV

 

 

 June 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 07/15/2013 ... Financial - Interest Rate

For those of you who have not had time to get the July 1st Prime Interest rate to ensure that your collection policies are in compliance with NRS 116. 3115 Section 3. I have attached the updated rates that I got from the Financial Institutions Division today. They expect them to be on line soon, but have not gotten it up there yet. Once it is up, here is where you look on January 1st and July 1st annually to make sure you are in compliance.

http://fid.state.nv.us/Prime/PrimeInterestRate.pdf

You will be please to note that there is no change this time, but I keep this on my calendar to be able to change my class materials. You may want to do it to help keep in compliance should they go down further in January of 2014.

Information

 

Date: 06/29/2013 ... Reno - Legislative Update / Prelicensing Classes

2013 Legislative Update - As spots are limited in CAI's Legislative Update that I am putting together with John Leach, Esq., Michael Schulman, Esq. and Gayle E. Kern, Esq. it is important that you save your spot as soon as possible . Law credits are slim lately so why not get them now vs. trying to wait until you are closer to license renewal. A class may not be available later. I wish it could be free, but unfortunately, CAI asked to use the class and they have a fee.  The class is being held at the Peppermill from 9:00 a.m. to Noon and reservations must be made with CAI at admin@cai-nevada.org   I have attached their flier again for your use. Pass it on to anyone who you think may be interested, please. ... Informational Flier

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I have attached the CAM pre-licensing flier again for you use. I am sure some of you are holding off in paying the $549 fee to Key Realty Schools, but you can register and pay any time before the classes start to make sure the classes move forward as the enrollment requires 10 students to move forward to happening.   Note the CE credits that some of the classes have a well, but moving forward, Key Realty Schools needs $20 per credit class.  If you previously reserved a spot with Sara for the CE classes, you will need to check the schedule and take care of the $20.00 fee with Key Realty Schools.  ... CAM Schedule

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I don't know how many of you read the article in the CAI March/April publication regarding the policies on rebuilding after a fire. I think it is a good idea to have a reasonable rebuild policy after a fire and since wildfires are more prevalent in the North, it is something that you should discuss. The main point of the article was that even after the 2007 fire in San Diego there were several homes damaged in one community that remained unfinished more than 5 years later. It was also found that 66% of the properties were underinsured by more than $250,000, which could have been part of the cause that delayed the rebuilding.

 

 

Date: 06/27/2013 ... Area Code Changes, Checklist & Flier

How many of you have heard about the new area code being created that goes into affect on 8-3-2013? I just found out about it and it is weird ..... (not my original word, but.....) However, on that date, we apparently will need to start dialing the 702 or the 725 along with the 775 if we want to reach someone in Nevada. Why do I bring it to your attention? Some of the automatic calls like gate numbers and other numbers we have programmed into systems will need to be changed to add the area code. I hate being the bearer of bad news, but wanted you to be prepared to reprogram those things that need to be reprogrammed. For more information, please see below.

http://puc.nv.gov/About/Media_Outreach/Announcements/Announcements/01/2013_-_Area_Code_Overlay_Approved_for_the_Nevada_702_Area_Code/

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I thought you would find it interesting to see what an insurance carrier uses to determine if directors and management are performing adequate risk management for their association(s). This list was used in determining what a board had done when asking to get coverage from a good carrier. The attached is what the carrier considered and I thought I would share. If any of you need a good Code of Ethics Agreement for directors to consider (last thing on the checklist), I have a Fiduciary Duty checklist that you can have your directors start from if you ask for it. It is also up on my website www.hoasupport.com under Library and Board Members - Fiduciary Duty Resolution.  .... QM Worksheet

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Many of you attended NACM's legislative Update today even though it did not have credits as you wanted to hear as quickly as possible what some of the changes were this legislative session. We do have almost 300 people signed up for the 7-26-13 Legislative Update at 1:00 p.m. at the Gold Coast, but if you can't attend and couldn't make it today, I have attached a flier for another chance. John Leach and Will Wright will be speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Las Vegas High-Rise Association. It does not have credits, but as always, you know that John conveys good an bad news in a very entertaining way and Will Wright, Esq. will be speaking with him. . The flier has all of the information on it for your use. ... Legislative Update Flier

 

 

Date: 06/21/2013 ... Multiple Notices (2)

See below .....

... Reno - Fliers, Notice and Reminders

I  really want to thank all of you who worked so hard to contact the Governor office to try to get him to veto the two last bills. Unfortunately, he signed both AB 273 and SB 280. I am sure when my blast went out that the opposition worked hard to contact his office as well.

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This is just your reminder of the CE credits class on July 25th at the Peppermill for the Legislative Update done by John Leach, Esq., Michael Schulman, Esq. and Gayle Ken, Esq. We had over 250 people in 2011 and CAI has a lot of individuals signed up already. Make sure to put it on your calendar to save the date. Please feel free to invite your directors, fellow directors and anyone who you feel will want to hear the news from these 3 top HOA attorneys and the changes in the 2013 laws. You RSVP for this one with me.  Please RSVP with CAI at admin@cai-nevada.org as they are doing this class in conjunction with their trade show as in 2011. 

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On July 8th, I will be taking a position with McGowan Companies. They are a carrier vs. an agency and I will be responsible for their Western States region. For those of you who had bids in the works with Balsiger, I am working with Keith to ensure they are completed and/or serviced. Let me know if you have questions, but Joel Meskin, Esq. has taught several class in Reno for me and is dedicate to our industry as well.

With McGowan, I am just hoping that you will direct your agents to let McGowan be one of the bidders for your Director and Officer coverage as they have some of the most complete coverage's available in that market. You can continue to use my AOL E-Mail address above.

If you have coverage with Balsiger that I helped to write, I will work with Keith for a good transition and make sure you are taken care of by Keith.

... North -  Law Class & Pre-Licensing Classes

Many of you may not know about the law class that will be held in the North on 7-25-13.  Directors, interested homeowners and community managers are invited to the seminar, which starts at 9:00 a.m.  I allowed CAI to use the class at their trade show as I did in 2011 and it will have CE credits for managers.  

The only down side is that the Division refused to put the class on the Commission schedule until the Governor was through with his analysis of the bills, which means the class didn't get on the Commission's agenda.   It will be on the August agenda and I don't see a problem with the Commission passing the class as they have always been approved in the past and giving credits retroactively for the class. I will give you certificates at the class and send each of you the CE number to fill in once I have it.

Trade Show and Class Informational Flier  

I have also attached the flier for the Community Manager pre-licensing classes.  I only have 7 signed up and I need 10 to teach the classes up there. If some of you are holding back to sign up, please contact Key Realty and let them know your intent, etc. as we just need payment before the classes start.

CAM Pre-Licensing Schedule - Reno

Hope you all have a good week.

 

Date: 06/14/2013 ... Fliers, Notice and Reminders

I  really want to thank all of you who worked so hard to contact the Governor office to try to get him to veto the two last bills. Unfortunately, he signed both AB 273 and SB 280. I am sure when my blast went out that the opposition worked hard to contact his office as well.

This is just your reminder of the CE credits class on July 26th at the Gold Coast for the Legislative Update done by John Leach, Esq., Michael Schulman, Esq. and Gayle Ken, Esq. We had over 350 people in 2011 and I have hundreds signed up already. Make sure to put it on your calendar to save the date. Please feel free to invite your directors, fellow directors and anyone who you feel will want to hear the news from these 3

top HOA attorneys and the changes in the 2013 laws. You RSVP for this one with me.

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On July 8th, I will be taking a position with McGowan Companies. They are a carrier vs. an agency and I will be responsible for their Western States region. For those of you who had bids in the works with Balsiger, I am working with Keith to ensure they are completed and/or serviced. Let me know if you have questions. I will also be doing the insurance class on 6-19-13 for him as he will be out of town.

With McGowan, I am just hoping that you will direct your agents to let McGowan be one of the bidders for your Director and Officer coverage as they have some of the most complete coverage's available in that market. You can continue to use my AOL E-Mail address above.  I will continue with the pre-licensing and other commitments I have made.

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Please find attached the flier for Silver State Fairhousing class on June 21st here in Las Vegas. RSVP with them directly please.

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I have also include fliers for NACM that they asked me to send out as well for two luncheons. RSVP with them directly as well

2013 Membership Drive - Manager

2013 Membership Drive - Sponsorship

ABCs of Fair Housing June Las Vegas

 

Date: 06/14/2013 ... Reno - Fliers, Notice and Reminders

I  really want to thank all of you who worked so hard to contact the Governor office to try to get him to veto the two last bills. Unfortunately, he signed both AB 273 and SB 280. I am sure when my blast went out that the opposition worked hard to contact his office as well.

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This is just your reminder of the CE credits class on July 25th at the Peppermill for the Legislative Update done by John Leach, Esq., Michael Schulman, Esq. and Gayle Ken, Esq. We had over 250 people in 2011 and CAI has a lot of individuals signed up already. Make sure to put it on your calendar to save the date. Please feel free to invite your directors, fellow directors and anyone who you feel will want to hear the news from these 3 top HOA attorneys and the changes in the 2013 laws. You RSVP for this one with me.  Please RSVP with CAI at admin@cai-nevada.org as they are doing this class in conjunction with their trade show as in 2011. 

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On July 8th, I will be taking a position with McGowan Companies. They are a carrier vs. an agency and I will be responsible for their Western States region. For those of you who had bids in the works with Balsiger, I am working with Keith to ensure they are completed and/or serviced. Let me know if you have questions, but Joel Meskin, Esq. has taught several class in Reno for me and is dedicate to our industry as well.

With McGowan, I am just hoping that you will direct your agents to let McGowan be one of the bidders for your Director and Officer coverage as they have some of the most complete coverage's available in that market. You can continue to use my AOL E-Mail address above.

If you have coverage with Balsiger that I helped to write, I will work with Keith for a good transition and make sure you are taken care of by Keith.

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Date: 06/10/2013 ... Help get the Governor to Veto SB 280 and AB 273

I thought you all may want to be aware of the current push to get the Governor to veto two bills that he has not made a decision on. Please see the message that IREM sent out to all of their members and the analysis that Barbara Holland compiled with reasoning. It is attached and the IREM message is below.  I went to the link and found it very easy to use:

VETO SB280 and AB273

We need your help in contacting the Governor’s office to VETO SB 280 and AB273.  For details please see attached document on these bills.

You can contact them at 486-2500, and they will take down the note that you are against the bills and forward it over to the Governor, or you can email them by going http://gov.nv.gov/contact/governor/  and be sure to include LEG: VETO SB 280 and AB273 in the subject line.

Bill Description

Date: 06/07/2013 ... Classes - Reno

Attached is the next Commission full agenda, not just a legislative workshop. Remember that you can get up to 6 hours of credits from attending one of these sessions.  The Commission's agenda is attached along with a flier for the 2013 Legislative Session that John Leach, Michael Schulman and Gayle Kern will be doing at the Gold Coast on 7-26-13.   You RSVP with me as I am coordinating it for them again.

Commission Agenda

I tried to get the Update class on the Commission's agenda, but was told I couldn't by Nick Haley at the NRED. The Commissions next meeting is in August, but we can give you certificates of attendance and then get you the number once it is approved.

Legislative Update - LV

 

 

Date: 06/06/2013 ... Classes - Reno

Please find attached a flier for the CAMEO Understanding Financial's class to be held this month on the 20th  in Reno.    There are only 3 people signed up to date and it really is a good class to help managers and directors understand financial statements.  This class is a good one for all of your directors as well and they are welcome to attend. The class will help them understand what to look for doing their 100 review as required by law.

Donna Zanetti, PCAM Esq.  (She is an attorney now)  is a really good instructor and is flying up from LV to help Norm Rosensteel and others teach this class. I would hate to have it canceled because of low attendance.  Help. 

Please RSVP with Keri at CAMEO at info@cameo-nv.com and I hope to see a ton of you there.

 

Flier

 

Date: 06/03/2013 ... Classes - Reno

Please find attached a copy of the flier for the July 25th Legislative Update, which is a part of CAI's annual Tradeshow.  This is the class that I have coordinated in the past with Michael Schulman, Esq. John Leach, Esq. and Gayle Kern, Esq. and was held in conjunction with the tradeshow in 2011. It will be three hours long and go over the laws that made it through the 2013 legislative session.  Please RSVP with CAI for this as well.  As the Commission agenda has been set and a class could not get on their agenda until the legislation ends, the Division is working with me to figure out how to get credits for this class before the Commission's August meeting.  

This class is open to interested homeowners, directors and Community Managers.

Legislative Update Flier

If you wish to get more information on the trade show or the cost of the legislative update seminar, contact marketing@cai-nevada.org as there is a charge for the class. 

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Please find attached a flier for the Essentials class offered by CAI on June 15th.  Ron Wright and I will be team teaching the insurance part of the full day class.  This class is a mandatory class if you are going after your Dedicated Community Association Leader (DCAL) Recognition from CAI.  It is only taught once a year in the North and in the South.  Our Vendors and even Community Managers are getting this recognition as CAI National gave Nevada an award for this program which I helped to put in place when I served on the Education Committee several years ago.  I personally think it is a wonderful program and this class is a wonderful overview of the HOA industry with the other mandatory classes getting into much more detail.  This is not only for directors, but rather for all homeowners who wish to learn more about the Nevada corporation of which you are a member. Contact CAI as instructed on the flier to sign up and I hope to see you there.

Essentials Flier

Please feel free to pass on these fliers to individuals who you think may have an interest.

 

 

 May 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 05/23/2013 ... CAMEO Class in June - Reno

Some of you may have just received this flier from CAMEO, but I know that not all of you are on their distribution list and wanted you to have it.  See the attached flier for the CAMEO class on 6-20-13 up there in Reno. It has general credits, unfortunately, but is a good class if you don't know how to read or clearly understand financial statements. The class is not taught by a CPA and is therefore on layman's terms.  Please RSVP directly with CAMEO at info@cameo-nv.com

Class Flier

Date: 05/09/2013 (2) ... Couple of important things. Sorry for two in one day!

Two bills will be heard this week and here is the link to the agenda that has the time and place, etc. Following it are the links to see the text of two of the bills being heard. You will need to copy and paste them into your browser.

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/Agendas/Assembly/JUD/final/1085.pdf?1787302816

SB 130 (I don't necessarily see anything too harmful with this bill)

https://nelis.leg.state.nv.us/77th2013/App#/77th2013/Bill/Text/SB130

SB 280  https://nelis.leg.state.nv.us/77th2013/App#/77th2013/Bill/Text/SB280

1. It will unjustly restrict an HOA's responsibility to collect unpaid and past due assessments and place considerable additional financial burdens on communities.

2. Requires the placement of phone calls by board members or managers that could violate the Federal Fair Debt Collection Act (assuming they were in possession of a delinquent unit owner's phone number).

3. Requiring that a unit owner be $1,000 in delinquent assessments discriminates against associations with lower monthly fees to start with. 

4. Current bill lacks detail in that it does not state who is responsible for the assessments during this period?

5. Increases the assessments for the homeowner's who pay their assessments on time since this bill prohibits passing the extra costs on to the delinquent unit owner.

Please try to get involved by at least writing to the legislators considering it (below addresses) and voting for or against this bill. SB 280 is really troublesome from my point of view. Here is the link to vote:

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/77th2013/A/

Lesley Cohen (D- Henderson) - Chair

Lesley.Cohen@asm.state.nv.us

Andrew Martin (D- Las Vegas)

Andrew.Martin@asm.state.nv.us

Richard Carrillo (D - Las Vegas)

Richard.Carrillo@asm.state.nv.us

Wesley Duncan (R- Las Vegas)

Wesley.Duncan@asm.state.nv.us

Michele Fiore (R- Las Vegas)

Michele.Fiore@asm.state.nv.us

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On 5-18-13 you have a very unique opportunity that is only offered once a year in Southern Nevada. Many of you are going towards obtaining your Dedicated Community Association Leader Recognition because of the MANY hours of volunteer time you put in for your community. The flier for one of the mandatory classes needed to get this designation is attached. I will be one of the speakers at this event (risk Management) and it is well worth your time as a new or seasoned board member to attend this full day event. It is a wonderful time to get your questions answered and to learn more about this industry that is so full of pot holes. To register, please contact Katie at admin@cai-nevada.org I look forward to seeing many of you there.

DCAL Essentials May 20 Las Vegas

 

 

Date: 05/09/2013 (1) ... Nevada 116 Law Credits

I  know some of you are desperate for law credits and Roger Grant, Esq. advised me that he will be teaching a class on 5/21/13 and has room for about 20 more people in the class. Please contact them directly if you wish to attend, but I wanted to help you out if I could since the only other class of which I am aware will be on July 26th at 1:00 p.m. at the Gold Coast with any new laws that make it through this session. Please RSVP quickly as the space will fill up quickly with managers needing the Nevada 116 law credits, which this has.

Those of you in Reno, the next law class of which I am aware will be on 7-25-13 and will be done in conjunction with CAI's trade show as in 2011.  CAI will be taking reservations for that one, but it will be my class as it was last time. If you need the credits before then, you may want to consider coming down to this one. His e-mail to me state that he didn't think he will be holding this again before the legislation ends.

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Dear Community Association Manager:

The Commission recently approved a new continuing education course which Roger Grant is offering on May 21, 2013:


Advanced NRS 116 – Part 1 – CE.0182000 CAM
3.0 Hours NRS/NAC Update Credit
Instructors: Roger Grant, John Leach, Will Wright, Adam Clarkson
May 21, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: FirstService

8290 Arville St., Las Vegas, NV 89139
 

This course provides an in depth discussion of NRS 116, including developer transition; condo conversions; association powers, operations and duties; board members; board meetings; elections; rules, fines and sanctions.

Please RSVP to Tiffany Jewell at tjewell@fentongrant.com or 947-4900.

 

Date: 05/07/2013 ... Silver State Fair Housing Class, CAI Classes and .....

CAI has posted their June fliers for the manager breakfast and the homeowner Dedicated Community Association Leader breakfast and I have attached them as well at their request. The case law submitted from around the country is always interesting.
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A big THANK YOU for those of you who are letting me bid on your properties. It is a ton of work, which I really didn't understand it would be much work to get a proposal together, but I do appreciate your faith in me as you know I will do everything in my power to do a good job for your client and/or association(s). That includes the maintenance and service afterwards as well.

 

DCAL Risk Management Flier - LV
Manager Case Law Flier - LV
ABCs of Fair Housing - LV Flier

 

Date: 05/06/2013 ...  Class on 5-8-13

I thought I should let you know that Coit, the place I am holding the class on 5-8-13 (Both morning and afternoon) just let me know that they will be supplying breakfast and lunch for those of you who are taking the classes or are just taking the afternoon.  I have to give him the final numbers by Monday night so if you are going to come, need to cancel, or..... Please let me know.   I have 4 spots left in the morning and 5 left in the afternoon.  Free breakfast and/or lunch and the credits........... I haven't had it happen before. 

I have attached both fliers.

Insurance-Exclusions

 

Insurance-Fidelity

 

 

 April 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 04/29/2013 ...  Multiple Announcements (2)

 

... Updated Class Schedule

Please find an updated CE Class Schedule with new classes added. All of the insurance classes have really limited seating so RSVP soon if you need the credits. They based on a first come bases. Note that some of the classes have REALLY limited seating.

I have also attached a flier from NACM on their upcoming Membership Drive event. 

2013 - CE Class Known to Date

NACM Event Flier

 

 

... North Class Schedule

Please find an updated class schedule for the North for CE classes  of which I am aware.  Scroll down and get past the Las Vegas schedule to see the North's schedule.

I have also enclosed the next round of CAM classes for your use so that we make sure we have 10 to schedule the classes.  If you have an interest in the director and homeowners classes as well, I can work to update that one too, but have not taken the time right now to update.

August 2013 Reno CAM Schedule

2013 - CE Class Known to Date

 

Date: 04/16/2013 ...  Update

Since I continue to have problems finding this form that is buried in the Real Estate Division's website, I thought I would send it to you all to show as one of your favorites. This is the "preferred" form that the Division would like members of the board to use when entering their name for the secret ballots. It is buried under Publications vs. in their forms site.

http://red.state.nv.us/CIC/Publications/Candidacydisclosure.pdf

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I was also told last week by the licensing supervisor at the NRED that the certificate that we give to students after finishing their 60 hours never expires. This means that the students don't have to retake any portions of the class regardless of how long ago it was that they took the classes. This is a change. The state test, however, is another story. It only lasts for 1 year from the day they took it and the background check is only good for 3 months. The Division deletes them from their system after 3 months. Kind of frustrating for the students as it can take 3 months for the background check to come through after they apply and therefore do it in advance. If all doesn't fall into place, however, they may have to have their background done again if it takes longer than 3 months to pass the test.

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Thank you for all of your help with AB 34. Unfortunately, I have been told that some of the provisions are tucked into some of the other bills that have gone through the first committee. I will let you know as soon as I know which bills we need to work very hard on.

 

Date: 04/10/2013 ...  Multiple Announcements (2)

 

Date: 04/10/13 ... Two Classes & Updated Checklists

I have attached fliers for two classes that Keith Balsiger and I will be teaching in Reno on 5-8-13.  The first one is at 9:00 a.m. and the second one is at 1:00 p.m. They both have 3 hours of general credits.  Space at the facility is limited so I will have to cut it off after we get a full class.  We will be teaching them again in the North, but wanted to do these ASAP to help those of you who are looking for credits learn more about insurance for your clients.

COIT has offered to let us use their training room and their facility is over by the airport.  The exact address is on the flier to help you find their facility.

Flier - Exclusions
Flier - Fidelity

I have also attached my updated quote checklist sheets as they have changed to include things the carriers are asking us to get ... see next announcement (below)

Date: 04/07/13 ... Assembly Meeting, Key Pre-Licensing Test Prep & Checklists

Please find attached my revised checklists if you are wishing to get an insurance quote. Replace any previous copies with this one as I build the checklists as the carriers become more demanding on information that they are seeking. One if for single family type homes and the other is for town homes and condo. Some of the best carriers take over 2 weeks to respond to me so it is really helpful if we have a couple of months to quote on your insurance if you wish a quote. As you can imagine, condos take a lot more time in getting quotes from the carriers.

Checklist - Condos
Checklist - HOAs

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Most of you may not be aware that on 4-13-13 at 9:00 a.m. at Key Realty Schools, they are offering a 6 hour Test Prep course for those who wish to be better prepared to take the State of Nevada Community Manager test. Contact Key Realty Schools if you wish to register someone or attend yourself. (702) 313-7000.
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Monday is a big Legislation day for Common Interest Communities in the Assembly. I have copied and pasted their agenda below. It is too late for written comments, but AB 34 is NOT HOA friendly and would seriously hurt our industry. If you are able to attend and testify, it would be very helpful.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you can listen to it live over the Internet. The address for the legislative website is http://www.leg.state.nv.us. For audio broadcasts, click on the link “Calendar of Meetings/View.”
Note: We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend the meeting. If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Assembly Committee on Judiciary at (775) 684-8566. (R#) Indicates the reprint number of the bill/resolution being considered. PLEASE PROVIDE 20 COPIES OF YOUR DOCUMENTS.

ASSEMBLY AGENDA - COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY - SUBCOMMITTEE
Day Monday Date April 8, 2013 Time Upon Adjourn* Room 3138
Room 3138 of the Legislative Building, 401 S. Carson St., Carson City, NV.
Video conferenced to Room 4401 of the Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 E. Washington Ave., Las Vegas, NV.

*Please note the committee will begin upon adjournment of Assembly Committee on Education.

Opening Remarks

WORK SESSION
A work session is scheduled on previously heard measures, which may include the following:
A.B. 34 Makes various changes relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-354)
A.B. 44 Requires associations of planned communities to allow the outdoor storage of trash and
recycling containers under certain circumstances. (BDR 10-262)
A.B. 98 Revises various provisions relating to common-interest communities. (BDR 10-488)
A.B. 137 Revises provisions relating to landscaping within common-interest communities. (BDR 10-215)
A.B. 320 Revises provisions governing common-interest communities. (BDR 10-737)
A.B. 370 Revises provisions concerning common-interest communities. (BDR 3-1016)
A.B. 395 Revises provisions regarding common-interest communities. (BDR 10-1013)
A.B. 397 Revises provisions relating to real property. (BDR 10-511)

Public comment.

Matters continued from a previous meeting.
Unless waived by the Chairman, proposed amendments, written testimony, and other documents for the record must be submitted electronically in PDF format to the Committee Manager at AsmJud@asm.state.nv.us no later than 5:00 p.m. the business day before the meeting. Proposed amendments must include the Bill and/or Resolution number, a statement of intent, and the name and contact information of the amendment sponsor. Please bring 20 copies of your prepared statements, proposed amendments, and handouts to the Committee meeting.

Letters of support or opposition for particular measures should be directed to the individual members of the Committee and are only entered into the record upon the request of the Chairman, or if the letter is read verbatim as testimony during Committee meetings.

A list of Committee members is shown below:

Jason Frierson (D-Las Vegas) - Chair
Jason.Frierson@asm.state.nv.us

James Ohrenschall (D-Las Vegas) - Vice Chair
James.Ohrenschall@asm.state.nv.us

Richard Carrillo (D-Las Vegas)
Richard.Carrillo@asm.state.nv.us
 

Lesley E. Cohen (D-Henderson)
Lesley.Cohen@asm.state.nv.us


Olivia Diaz
(D-North Las Vegas)
Olivia.Diaz@asm.state.nv.us


Marilyn Dondero Loo
p (D-Las Vegas)
Marilyn.DonderoLoop@asm.state.nv.us


Andrew Martin
(D-Las Vegas)
Andrew.Martin@asm.state.nv.us


Ellen Spiegel
(D-Henderson)
Ellen.Spiegel@asm.state.nv.us


Wesley Duncan
(R-Las Vegas)
Wesley.Duncan@asm.state.nv.us


Michele Fiore
(R-Las Vegas)
Michele.Fiore@asm.state.nv.us


Ira Hansen
(R-Sparks)
Ira.Hansen@asm.state.nv.us


Jim Wheeler
(R-Minden)
Jim.Wheeler@asm.state.nv.us

 

 

 March 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 03/19/2013 ...  Multiple Announcements (2)

 

Date: 03/19/13 ... Commission Agenda

Unfortunately, during legislation, their meetings are not televised, but at least you can attend for CE credits and member of the board can attend if they are working on getting their Dedicated Community Association Leader (DCAL) designation. I have two insurance classes on the agenda and hope to be able to start offering them on approval.

March 19-21 agenda

Date: 03/19/13 ... CAI's RFP Class - Reno

 

I understand that the CAI class on Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. for homeowners and directors has a low sign-up for the RFP class. As the Commission really feels that this area is neglected, I think that directors should try to attend to see what they are missing and what should be done in this area. Please RSVP with CAI at admin@cai-nevada.org This does not have credits for managers, but directors need to hear what is required.

 

Information

 

Date: 03/12/2013 ...  Multiple Announcements (4)

 

Date: 03/12/13 ... Bills Commission is Watching

I thought that you would want to see what bills the Commission is watching and will discuss this Friday as it actually lists the bills and their links.

One of the bills, Senate Bill 222, surfaced last week and is sponsored by Senator Hardy. Unfortunately, this bill is really off base. Apparently the Senator did not learn from his late uncle, Ombudsman Eldon Hardy. Most CIC's are private corporations and should not be treated like a public entity. Members should be allowed to attend the open meeting and the board should act with transparency, but this bill goes way too far by requiring that these private entities board meetings MUST be open to the public and that the party who may be called to a hear MUST be allowed to sit in on the deliberations of the board while they are trying to reach a decision. There are other provisions as well that are not good.

Please go to this link and vote against this bill. The industry needs to show the Senator that it would be bad for the industry and particularly the homeowners.

SB 34 is bad for our industry as well, but the commission agenda has the links to all of the bills that they are watching and you should read them yourself and then vote at the below link against those that you feel would cost your owners more money and/or make it impossible to get volunteers to serve on the board. Type in the bill at the top to be able to pull it up to vote.

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/Opinions/77th2013/A/

March 15 Commission Meeting Flier

 

Date: 03/12/13 ... Sales Tax and the HOA

I no more than sent the prior message when I got this e-mail attachment from Commissioner Lein CPA stating that I may want to get it out there.  After reading it, I decided it was important to send on its own.  This is scary for those of you give out gate controllers and the taxation of the same.  UGH!!!!

Commissioner Lein Letter

 

Date: 03/12/13 ...  CAMEO: Anger Class Reminder 3-15-13

Just an FYI about a class I am doing on Friday up there at 1:00 p.m. in my old Wolf, Rifkin office.  We only have 12 people signed up so far and I know that many of you were looking for credits and may have missed this.

We just did it here in Las Vegas and with Jan Porter coming up to help with the class, she makes it fun in learning the personality styles and how to treat each type.  Please sign up with Keri at CAMEO,.  See the attached flier.

Class Registration Flyer

Date: 03/12/13 ...  Commission Meetings

As the Commission meets every Friday, I am not going to send these every week for that Friday meeting, but will wait until they send the announcement for their 3-19-13 regular meeting. Hope that works for all as they will be meeting every Friday until the legislation is through and sending out these notices every Monday.

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Many of you will be looking for quotes for your insurance and I have included a checklist of what will be needed for the HOA's and the Condo/Town Homes so that you can start building a file to send for that quote to make it easier for you when the time comes. I appreciate all of you who have allowed me to quote to date for their insurance and continue to try to find ways to make it easier for everyone in this process. Not as simple a process as it appears on the surface, unfortunately.

Insurance Checklist - Condos/Townhomes


Insurance Checklist - PUD's

 

 

 February 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 02/19/13 ...  Class (Reno) and CIC Commission Agenda

Many of you have asked what bills that I am watching. I am personally watching 142 bills, however, not all of them are CIC specific. Some are relating to small business issues, which I like to keep my finger on and a few other issues like insurance.

I was asked to share that list and have done so below. Not many of the Reserved Bill Number List have been put into even draft form. I am listing below the bill watch list (only those that I know directly affect HOA's) and if I have the bill number it will be next to it. Here is where you can go to watch those bills of which you have an interest. Here is where you go to research: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/BDRList/page.cfm?showAll=1 

Reservation Number Bill Number, but as they have not popped out with the bills, I don't know other than the subject they reserved it under.

102 - CIC's 112 - Real Property 133 - Residential Property 164 - CIC Elections 215 - CIC's 254 - Senate Bill 55 262 - Assembly Bill 44 354 - AB 34 417 - Real Property 425 - Property 428- CIC's 429 - CIC's 430- CIC's 476 - Real Property 480 - Constr. Defects 488 - Audits of HOA's 511 - HOA's - 551 - Defects 587 - Real Property 641 - Real Property 642 - Real Property 649 - Defects 670 - Defects 719 - Foreclosures 732 - Real Property 737 - Ombudsman's Office 748 - HO Bill of Rights 821 - Real Property 824 - Real Property 863 - CIC's 911 - Real Property 913 - Real Property 961 - Real Property 978 - Real Property 983 - Parking Enforcement 1003 - Real Property 1006 - Corporations 1012 - CIC's 1016 - CIC's 1017 - Real Estate 1030 Real Property 1031 - Const. Defects.

I will try to keep you advised when I hear more on any of these bills, but most of them are really late coming out this year.

Please find attached the flier for the Anger Management Class in Reno and the agenda for the next CIC Commission meeting where they will discuss bills.

Anger Management Class (Reno) Flier

 

 

Date: 02/11/13 ...  Reno - CAM Fall Pre-Licensing Schedule

Please find the fall CAM  pre-licensing schedule for your use. Schedule

I have also attached the two checklists to help if you wish to get a quote on your insurance.  It will help you get a quote faster.

Checklist HOA

Checklist Condo

Commission Agenda  . . . . . Feb 15, 2013

NEVADA COMMISSION FOR COMMON-INTEREST COMMUNITIES AND CONDOMINIUM HOTELS

Please find attached the Commission for Common Interest Communities and Condo Hotels meeting notice. I understand that there will be another one in March as well, but this is basically a continuation of the last meeting along with a couple of other added agenda items.

Unfortunately, it won't be televised or on the Internet for those of you outside of the area.

Remember that Managers can get up to 6 hours of CE credits for these meetings. You sign in and out just like with normal classes.  If you are going for your CAI Dedicated Community Association Leader recognition, this is one for the required components as well.

Agenda

 

 

Date: 02/08/13 ...  Legislative Bill Watch

Many of you have asked what bills that I am watching. I am personally watching 142 bills, however, not all of them are CIC specific. Some are relating to small business issues, which I like to keep my finger on and a few other issues like insurance.

I was asked to share that list and have done so below. Not many of the Reserved Bill Number List have been put into even draft form. I am listing below the bill watch list (only those that I know directly affect HOA's) and if I have the bill number it will be next to it. Here is where you can go to watch those bills of which you have an interest. Here is where you go to research: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/77th2013/BDRList/page.cfm?showAll=1

Reservation Number and then  Bill Number
102
112
133
164
215
254 - Senate Bill 55
262 - Assembly Bill 44
354 - AB 34
417
425
428
429
430
476
480
488
511
551
587
641
642
649
670
719
732
737
748
821
824
863

 

Date: 02/01/13 ...  Classes and Reminder

I have attached the known schedule of classes again for your use in getting CE credits.  I don't know of any Nevada Law specific classes until the July Legislative Update classes, unfortunately. ... LINK

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Manager looking for help!  Please let me know if any of you have adopted rules or come up with a solution to keep these out of the papers:

I have a Condo Association in which they had an Owner drill holes into the exterior stucco to display the American Flag without Board Approval. The Board will allow flags but does not want any holes drilled into the stucco since the exteriors are maintained by the HOA. I am looking for anyone that may have a similar experience or situation that might have guidelines for a Condo or Townhome Association.

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I have attached a flier from NACM on a luncheon that they are hosting in February for your use as well. ... LINK

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Just a reminder that I am still here to help you with CAM stuff and teach the pre-licensing classes as (regardless of what you might be hearing) 
I am not leaving the industry - any where - any time soon and am not burned out.  I keep hearing that I am burned out and the industry needs to scramble to fill the void. It is not in my plan nor has it been ever.

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I would, however, like to bid on your insurance for your properties. Let me know the name and type and I can send you a checklist of what I need to quote and the sooner the better.   Just a reminder that the first agent to get to an insurance company blocks out all of the rest from getting quotes from that company.  Is it fair, no, but it is the way it works!  Lead time is important to be able to get you a good quote from good carriers. 

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The
pre-licensing classes start on Tuesday and I have about 30 students signed up so they move forward.  We will be sending out most of the handouts electronically this time so students will need to get me their e-mail address so that I can get the materials to them early.  The schedule is attached as well. ... LINK

Please let me know if you have any questions on any of the above and hope all is well.

 

 January 2013  - Current Updates and Blasts From SEB  (Prior month's blasts and updates can be found following the current month.)

 

Date: 01/01/13 ...  Event, classes and Happy New Year

I have attached an updated listing of CE Classes for the year, of which I am aware. I was also asked to send the below event information as some of you may have an interest in attending the event.

2013 - Classes Known to Date

Please let me know if I can be of help in my new challenge in 2013. Today is my last day with the firm, but I won't stop sending information, of which I am aware, that I think has value. As always, let me know if you want to be removed from these listings.

We only have two people signed up for the CAM pre-licensing classes starting in February. This is just a reminder if you know of anyone who is looking to get their license.

2013 - February CAM Schedule

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Please find below a message from Barbara Holland about an IREM event that sounds interesting moving into 2013.

What’s in store for Southern Nevada in 2013? Will we see an increase in employment, tourism, new single family home sales, new businesses? Will the resale market see an increase in value or will we see the market being flooded with foreclosed homes from the banks? We invite you to attend the annual forecast breakfast with us as we hear the 2013 forecast from a speakers’ panel that have the pulse of Southern Nevada 

Barbara Holland, CPM
EVENT: IREM 2013 FORECAST
DATE: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
TIME: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (registration opens at 7:30 a.m.)
LOCATION: The MGM Grand Conference Center (Premier Ballroom) behind MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
COST: Pre-registration cost $55.00 per person (breakfast will be served), $500 for tables of 10 (includes Preferential Seating), Additional $15 after January 4, 2013 and at the door for no reservations

MODERATOR: Flo Rogers, President & GM, KNPR 88.9

Panel of Speakers

Jeremy Aguero, Principal, Applied Analysis
John Guedry, President & COO, Bank of Nevada
John Hill, Executive Director, S. NV. Regional Housing Authority, AMO
John Knott, Executive Managing Director & Global Head of Gaming, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Christopher Ludeman, President of Capital Markets, CBRE, NY
Tom Skancke, President & CEO, Las Vegas Regional Economic Development Council
Jim Tainter, Senior VP, Regional Manager, Harsch Investment Properties 

Registration is open on IREM’S website at http://www.lasvegasirem.org/irem/January2013ForecastEvent

   


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