Neighborhood College Program
Fall 2013 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 free Neighborhood College classes. For more information about these classes call (480) 312-3111. Pre-registration is required for all classes.
|Sep 17th||Can I Delete This?|
|Sep 26th||HOA Hot Topics and Recent Legislative Updates|
|Sep 30th||Insurance Basics for HOA Boards: What Type of Insurance Should Your HOA Carry?|
|Oct 1st||NEW! Know Your Acts from a Hole in the Wall|
|Oct 9th||NEW! Going Green|
|Oct 15th||NEW! What Did I Get Myself Into?|
|Nov 4th||NEW! The Good, The Bad & The Ugly|
|Nov 19th||NEW! Apathy Abounds|
|Nov 21st||NEW! Board & Committee Meetings|
Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
In this electronic age we must consider the hundreds, if not thousands, of emails and other electronic documents we send each month. The electronic documents carry just as much weight legally as a signed letter, or a signed contract. This class is meant to initiate a dialogue among association board members, homeowners and community managers about pre-emptive organization strategies to address document requests and litigation holds.
Thursday, September 26, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street
The 2013 Arizona Legislative Session adjourned on June 14, 2013. This year, three bills pertaining to planned communities passed both legislative chambers and were signed by the Governor. However, a lawsuit was filed against SB1454 (passed at the last minute of this session). Take the confusion out of the bills regarding, but not limited to, parking on the streets, ARC design and discuss the constitutionality and updates regarding the lawsuit. Additionally, a review of amending association documents will be covered.
Monday, September 30, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
As a board member you are currently tasked with deciding many issues facing your community. One of those issues is deciding the right insurance coverage for your community. But exactly what is the right coverage? Is there a difference between purchasing insurance coverage for a Single-Family association vs. a Condo/Patio Home/Townhome association? What role do the association CC&Rs play in setting up an insurance policy? Why should a community association carry directors/officers coverage? All these questions and more will be answered during our 2 hour presentation discussing the insurance needs of community associations.
Tuesday, October 1, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
This Seminar will discuss and explain the Arizona Condominium Act and the Arizona Planned Communities Act and highlight how Arizona Statutory Law affects Arizona Homeowners Associations. This Seminar will also focus on the circumstances where the Arizona Condominium Act and the Arizona Planned Communities Act will supersede HOA CC&Rs and when HOA CC&Rs will supersede the Arizona Condominium Act and the Arizona Planned Communities Act.
Wednesday, October 9, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
A discussion on various aspects of how the association can “go green” without creating association member turmoil and with respect to association documents. Association documents may currently be worded to prevent the implementation of green actions. Whether it is a clothesline for drying clothes outside, or the installation of solar panels, this class will discuss several ways to go green and what the association needs to do to respect all concerned to properly change documents and implement those actions.
Tuesday, October 15, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
This Seminar will focus on the responsibilities and duties of HOA Board Members. Special care will be taken to address Board Member Fiduciary Duty and Board Member Decision Making.
Monday, November 4, 6:00 – 8:00pm – Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N. 90th Street
This seminar will discuss options that an association may have to regulate, restrict or even prohibit rentals, and what the law has to say about these issues. This seminar will also discuss what types of rules may be helpful for an association to consider for dealing with rentals within your community.
Tuesday, November 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
This Seminar will discuss practical ways to increase member involvement in the HOA. Special attention will be paid to how to increase member attendance at Annual Meeting, Board Meetings and other HOA related events.
Thursday, November 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm, Community Design Studio, 7506 E. Indian School Rd
Board & Membership meetings can run smooth and go off without a hitch, or be completely out of control and nothing gets accomplished. Hints and tips for running board and membership meetings designed to engage your community while still getting through your agenda efficiently.
For more information about these classes call (480) 312-3111.