Community Association Advisor

Proposed Changes to the Pool Operating Codes in Maryland

The Delmarva Condominium Managers Association welcomed Dr. Cliff Mitchell Director of the Environmental Health Bureau, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to the monthly meeting on February 12, 2019. Dr. Mitchell reviewed changes in pool operating procedures and pending updates to COMR  10.17.01 Public Swimming Pools and Spas. As presented, the changes would allow…

Holiday Decorations within Community Associations

The holidays are upon us and with it comes the sparkle and shine of holiday decorations. Community associations welcome and appreciate the beauty during the holiday season, but there are restrictions and rules within the community gates. Writing violation letters for holiday decorations is not enjoyable for anyone involved and it’s important that associations follow the bylaws. The…

Storm Water Drain Cleaning to Relieve Flooding in Ocean City

Recently, the Town of Ocean City personnel discussed implementation of a storm-drain cleaning project. The project is currently underway throughout the Town of Ocean City. The focus is help alleviate flooding caused during rainfall occurrences, which is a present concern in many communities throughout Ocean City. The Town of Ocean City has done a great job throughout the years with…

Talk Disaster Recovery with Your Municipality Before the Storm Hits

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the support system for many after a disaster strikes, but this doesn’t apply for Community Associations.  While FEMA steps in to clean up debris within an affected area, it will not support disaster recovery within Community Association gates.  This puts the burden on the association residents.  According to the…

CAI Board Leadership Development Workshop – November 2, 2018

The Community Associations Institute will hold the 2018 Board Leadership Development Workshop in Ocean City, MD on Friday, November 2, 2018.  This workshop was formerly known as “The Essentials of Community Association Volunteers Leadership Course.”  It will be held at the Fenwick Inn, 13801 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD. The new CAI Board Leadership Development…