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Neighborhood College Program

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

In Scottsdale, the success of our community is defined by how we as individuals address and respond to neighborhood issues and challenges. Believing that one person can make a difference, the City of Scottsdale developed the Neighborhood College to provide residents, neighborhood groups and homeowners associations with the information, resources and tools needed to become effective neighborhood leaders. These classes are opened to all Scottsdale residents and our professional, volunteer instructors invite you to participate in the following no-cost Neighborhood College classes.

For more information about these classes or to register call 480-312-3111.
Pre-registration is required for all classes.

 

Date

 

 Topic

Sep 24   Legislative Update 2015 and Burning Questions Answered
Sep 28   Let’s Get Together – The Proper Way to Hold Board Meetings
Oct 7   Let’s Get Together – The Proper Way to Hold Board Meetings
Oct 13   HOA 202 - Advanced Topics in HOA Law
Oct 15   Tricks of the Trade for Buying and Selling Your Home
Oct 20   Rental Do’s and Don’ts within HOAs
Nov 5   How to Handle Difficult Situations in your Community
Nov 12   Solid Waste Recycling and Transfer Tour
Nov 19   Fair Housingand Other Federal Laws for Community Associations

 

Legislative Update 2015 and Burning Questions Answered
Thursday, September 24, 1:00-3:00pm - Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.
We will start this class with an explanation to remove the confusion from each of the community association bills passed in the most recent legislative session. The steps required of your association to reach compliance will be spelled out. And, do you know where to find the Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) and how to use them? You will after attending this class, an attorney will guide you through the statutes. Finally, if you have questions regarding HOAs, this is the class for you - an extended session where your questions will be answered by a community association attorney…for free! Come find the ANSWERS to your questions.

Let’s Get Together – The Proper Way to Hold Board Meetings
Monday, September 28, 6:00-7:45pm - Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

This seminar will discuss the laws that regulate Homeowner Association Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and Member Meetings. The Seminar will also provide helpful tips on how to conduct efficient Homeowner Association Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and Member Meetings.

Selecting a Management Company
Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road

Your management company is one of the most important relationships for your community association. We will discuss tips on finding the right management company for your community, how to write an RFP (Request for Proposal) and how to compare the true cost of management, and the importance of education and ethics.

HOA 202 - Advanced Topics in HOA Law
Tuesday, October 13, 6:00 – 7:45pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

This advanced course will build on the previous seminar HOA 101 by taking a more in-depth look into the legal theories that govern Arizona Homeowner Associations as found in decisions made by the Arizona Court of Appeals and Arizona Supreme Court. Topics such as Restrictive Covenant Enforcement, Assessment Collection and attorney’s fees and Board Member Fiduciary Duty will be discussed.

Tricks of the Trade for Buying and Selling Your Home
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road

During this seminar, you will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of speakers consisting of two realtors and representatives from both a mortgage company and a title company. The panelists will discuss topics such as what to do to make your home sellable, what to look for when considering where to move, the process of each step along the way, how to choose your various partners, the paperwork involved and the various options available to both buyers and sellers.

Rental Do’s and Don’ts within HOAs
Tuesday, October 20, 6:00 – 8:00pm -- Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Road

Ever since the economic downturn of 2007, rentals have been more prevalent in our communities than ever before. Attorneys will help board members and interested homeowners understand how rentals impact their community associations. From short-term rentals to foreclosures, this seminar will discuss the laws regarding rentals in community associations, including rental restrictions, fees, agreements and available information as well as share recommended methods in order to maintain a friendly and orderly community for homeowners and tenants alike.

How to Handle Difficult Situations in your Community
Thursday, November 5, 1:00 – 3:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

Board members and homeowners attending this seminar will walk away with an understanding of how to proactively prevent situations in which the associations can be negatively affected by difficult situations. Attorneys will walk through hoarding and animal hoarding, and cover which provisions in modern documents, civil code and state law can be used to help resolve these situations. Weapons, Arizona’s “open carry” law and how associations can protect themselves from homeowners will be covered as well as useful tips on how to deal with squatters who do not pay their assessments. There will be a Q&A session after the seminar to discuss any specific issues on which attendees may wish to receive guidance.

Solid Waste Recycling and Transfer Tour
Thursday, November 12, 11:00-1:00pm, Transfer Station on Union Hills Dr. (a map will be provided)

Ever wonder what happens to your trash and recycling once it is picked up from your home? Now is your chance to find out! Scottsdale’s collection vehicles empty their loads at the Transfer Station where three loads are consolidated into one larger vehicle, which transports them to the landfill or recycling facility. Each year over 84,000 tons of materials are processed through the Transfer Station. Come see where it all happens.

Fair Housing and Other Federal Laws for Community Associations
Thursday, November 19, 1:00 – 3:00pm -- Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th St.

Do you understand the terms reasonable modification and reasonable accommodation? The board of directors should! This class will provide you with a clear understanding of the association’s requirements with regard to the Federal Fair Housing Act and other federal laws. Additionally, we will cover the importance of reviewing governing documents for possible amendments needed to insure that the association is in compliance with state and federal laws.

 

For more information about these classes call 480-312-3111.