Most community associations in Georgia are nonprofit corporations subject to the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code (the “Nonprofit Code”). Coupled with an association’s governing documents, the foregoing statute essentially authorizes a community association to buy and sell real property. In most cases, this is usually in the context of adding to or selling off a portion of the association’s common area(s).
Although community associations should not provide security, many are looking for new ways to address criminal activity. One trend gaining popularity is the use of license plate readers. License plate readers are cameras that capture still images of a vehicle's license plate as the vehicle drives by.
Among a board of directors, it is not unusual for individuals to hold different viewpoints and engage in a healthy debate on matters concerning the association. Occasionally, however, differing opinions result in a director attempting to undermine the decisions of the Board as a whole.
It’s that time of year again! As associations gear up for annual meeting season, many boards of directors and managers are reviewing account records and projected expenses to create their association’s budget for next year.
As many of you know, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners recently voted to adopt proposed amendments to the Forsyth County Door-to-Door Solicitation Ordinance. Specifically, the amendments.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, grilling season is officially in full swing! Before you hit the ignition switch, however, be sure to review your community rules and be aware of restrictions in your local code and Georgia law, especially if you live in a townhome or condominium.
The Players in a Community Association: The Board, The Manager and The Owners and How Their Roles Affect Community Governance
Community associations in Georgia are considered non-profit corporate entities under Georgia law. This means that the board of directors, the manager and the owners all play important roles in the governance of the association.
After a long, dreary winter, it's springtime again. Because curb appeal is at its peak, many homeowners list their homes for sale during this season. When a home is listed in a community association, the sale could have an effect on the community association.
Just like a board of directors for any corporation, directors on community association boards owe certain responsibilities to the corporate entity they serve: the association. One of the most important board responsibilities, other than ensuring the association is properly funded, is to enforce the community's covenants.
There are a number of things that Georgia community associations need to do each year, regardless of whether it is a condominium association, a homeowners association, or even a commercial owners' association.