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Focus on... Recreational Amenities & Programs

Recreation
2007 May Smart Amenity Management

In many New Jersey homeowners associations and condos, amenities are an integral part of a community, offering improved quality of life, recreational enjoyment and convenience. Popular amenities such as clubhouses or pools can create a s…

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Recreation
2007 May Smart Amenity Management

In many New Jersey homeowners associations and condos, amenities are an integral part of a community, offering improved quality of life, recreational enjoyment and convenience. Popular amenities such as clubhouses or pools can creat…

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Recreation
2007 May When Amenities Lose Their Luster

A good amenity gives a condo community its flash, its panache. It's the all-important detail that sets one community apart from another, and turns a set of structures into a set of homes. Over time, though, even the best amenity, the one…

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Recreation
2007 May The Value of Play Space in HOAs

You don't have to be the parent of a young child to notice that playgrounds aren't what they used to be. Swings may still be a staple, but jungle gyms, teeter-totters and clay or gravel surfaces have gone the way of The Brady Bunch and meta…

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Recreation
2007 May Next-Generation Playground Equipment

Back when most of us were little kids, playground equipment largely consisted of a swing-set here, some teeter-totters there, a merry-go-round, a metal slide (which was often scorching hot—and unusable—in the summer sun), some monkey bars, …

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Recreation
2007 May Building Community Within HOAs

One irony of modern life is that being in close proximity to your neighbors doesn't necessarily make you closer to your neighbors. At best, people might know just a handful of neighbors in their community. Many of us lead hectic lives, a…

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Recreation
2007 May The National Recreation and Park Association

The modest mission of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)—"To advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people"—"belies the complexity of the organization itsel…

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Management
2007 May Managing for Recreation

Every community has certain amenities or assets that residents value highly. In some communities, those features are extra parking areas, bike paths or "tot lots." In others, golf courses and restaurants are the way communities identify …

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Q&A
2007 May Q&A: Corrupt Management

Q We’ve had problems with a corrupt management in the past. I’m suspicious of our current management and several board members receiving kickbacks from vendors. Are there any steps that I can take to find out if this is repetition of ou…

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Q&A
2007 May Q&A: Absent Voter Legislation

Q Is there any legislation in New Jersey concerning “delegate voting” in common interest communities? If so, why was the legislation enacted? What is the distinction between “delegate voting” and “voting by proxy?” —Cur…

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Q&A
2007 May Q&A: Adults-Only Pool?

Q My client has children and lives next to their HOA’s swimming pool, which the whole family enjoys very much. In fact, they purchased the home specifically because it was next to the pool. Their association has since been turned over f…

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