Legislation Allowing Electric Vehicles Charging Stations In Community Associations Is Signed Into Law

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Legislation

Written by: Jonathan H. Katz, Esq.

On October 19, 2020, Governor Murphy signed into law legislation that establishes standards regarding electric vehicle (“EV”) charging stations in all New Jersey common interest communities. This comprehensive legislation prohibits community associations from unreasonably restricting EV charging infrastructure and establishes standards to encourage associations to allow for the installation, use, and upkeep of EV charging stations by owners. This legislation went into effect immediately on the date it was signed by the Governor.

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The Signs of the Times: May They Be Restricted?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

Written by: Michael S. Karpoff

Signs always have been a hot button issue for community associations. But in the current political climate, they have become an even greater source of concern. May boards restrict signs to prevent aesthetic clutter throughout the community? Must boards allow their communities to become billboards for their residents’ personal opinions? May a board prohibit messages that appear to be racially, ethnically or religiously insensitive or discriminatory?

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Hill Wallack Community Associations partner Caroline Record to be panelist for CAI-NJ’s Webinar

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

CAI-NJ has a webinar every Wednesday, led by industry professionals, discussing important issues affecting your business or common interest community!

On Wednesday, July 29th at 12 noon, Caroline Record will be presenting on “Contracts”

Other topics include:

  • Reading Engineering Maintenance Reports
  • Building a Successful Maintenance Plan for Your Community
  • Pipe Replacement

Managers will receive 1 hour of continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification!

Must be in attendance for entire seminar to receive credit.

Click here to register.

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Hill Wallack Community Associations Partner to Moderate NJ-LAC Update

Posted by on Jul 23, 2020 in Legislation, Webinar

George Greatrex, a partner of Hill Wallack LLP’s Community Associations practice group and Chair of the CAI Legislative Action Committee – NJ will be moderating the NJ-LAC Update webinar on Monday, July 27, 2020 I 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Join the upcoming virtual legislative update to connect with the experts about what’s going on in Trenton. This event, presented by the NJ Legislative Action Committee, will provide you with an insider’s view and the most up-to-date information on issues most important to Common Interest Communities in New Jersey.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

CIC Immunity from COVID19 Claims
►    Discussion of Proposed Legislation

Also Brief Updates on the Following Issues
►    Appeal of Radburn Regulations
►    Debt Collection Bills (S2330 & S2423)
►    Benefits Derived/ Adequate Reserves Regulations

Open To All Members and Non-Members. Click here to register.

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Open Your Doors Carefully, Re-Opening The Clubhouse and Holding Indoor Events

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in COVID-19

 

Written by: Terry A. Kessler, Esq.

With Executive Order 152, issued on June 9, Governor Murphy has authorized larger numbers of people to congregate in certain areas and under specified conditions and so enables community associations to open their clubhouses and facilities and to hold both indoor and outdoor events. However, the order restricts the sizes of such gatherings and the proximity of attendees because congregating in large groups and remaining in close proximity increases the risk of transmitting COVID-19. These new regulations can be found here. While outdoor events also are permitted, this article addresses only indoor use/events. An association is not required to open the clubhouse but if it does, it must consider the following:

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