Summer 2014 Front Page – Legislative Action Committee Update

Legislative Action Committee Update by Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS; Executive Director, New York State LAC   The New York State 2014 Legislative Session came to a close on June 20, 2014 and unless there is an item of importance to the legislators or Governor Cuomo, it is likely that the next session will not reconvene until January, 2015.   The CAI-WNY Chapter is represented by Ronald Shubert, Esq. and Jean Kough, CMCA, AMS who serve as delegates; Mary Fildes, CMCA, AMS, treasurer; and Carole Riehlman, secretary; and James Andruschat, CMCA, AMS, delegate at large. Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS serves as the executive director of the statewide committee.   There are also several other members who represent chapters from Long Island, Hudson Valley, and New York […]

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Marketplace

The Western New York Chapter Community Associations Institute would like to thank our Business Partners GOLD CLOVER MANAGEMENT, INC. JOHN J. GRIMALDI AND ASSOCIATES, INC. FIRST NIAGARA RISK MANAGEMENT KENRICK CORPORATION SILVER ANDRUSCHAT REAL ESTATE SERVICES FAIROOD MANAGEMENT LMM PROPERTIES, INC. M&T BANK PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP BRONZE AMERICAN IRRIGATION, INC BRIAN K. OTTO HOME REMODELING, LLC CERTA PRO PAINTERS OF WNY CLARK NIHILL & HIGH, LLP CPA CROFTON ASSOCIATES, INC. ELBER’S LANDSCAPE SERVICE, INC. FELL & SZMANIA LAWLEY VIVACQUA SCHEFF ONE STEP TREE AND LAWNCARE RAYMOND E. KELLEY, INC. RUTECKI AGENCY SCHUNK WILSON & COMPANY, CPA STEPHEN M. O’NEILL, PLLC SUBURBAN PEST CONTROL, INC. Accountants Clark Nihill & High, LLP, CPA, 1325 Union Road, West Seneca, NY  14224, 716.674.4459 Schunk Wilson & Co., CPA, PC […]

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Legal Corner

by Ronald S. shubert, Esq.   Q: I am a member of the board of directors of our homeowner association and it has come to our attention that we have a hoarder living in our midst. The town has been contacted, entered the unit and has photographed what appears to be 4-5 feet of garbage, food and diapers throughout the unit. There are at least 50 garbage bags on the back patio and as the result of the inspection, the town has condemned the unit, not allowing the unit owner to live in it any longer. At this point in time, the town has indicated that they will not do anything more than simply condemn the property and since it is attached to another unit, […]

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Programs held in Buffalo and Rochester

by Frank Lysiak, CMCA, AMS Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership program held in Buffalo. On Saturday, May 3, CAI-WNY conducted its Essentials of Community Association Volunteer Leadership program at the Oak Brook Community Clubhouse, hosted by Jean Kough of Clover Management. The 23 participants included board members and community management personnel, as well as a business member of the chapter. The presenters included: • David M. Lorka, CPA, who presented “Finances,” which cov- ered the preparation and review of an annual budget, monthly, quarterly financial statements, annual reviews, and audits. • Steven Grimaldi, CIRMS, John J. Grimaldi & Associates, who discussed “Risk Control and Insurance;” areas in which commu- nity associations are exposed to loss and risk and control tech- niques to reduce the […]

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Thank you to our new and renewing members!

Association Name # of Units Management Company/Manager Admiral’s Walk Condominium Berkley Square Homeowners Association, Inc. Berkley Place Homeowners Association Castleman Court Condominium Cazenovia Commons Charlesgate Village Association Chestnut Ridge Village Condominium Craneridge Association, Inc. Cross Creek Homeowners Association, Inc. Devonshire Homeowners Association Eagle Vale Homeowners Association Evergreen Homeowners Association Forest Edge Cluster Association Forest Lake Homeowners, Ltd. Franklin Park Association Georgetown Common Homes Association Glen Oaks Condominium Heartland Estates Homeowners Association Ridge Meadow Homeowners Association, Inc. River Edge Homeowners Association Stillmeadow Courts Homeowners Association Stone Ridge Association, Inc. St. Elmo Condominium Association Sumnol Homeowners Association The Crescent at East Avenue, Inc. The Villas at Alder Creek Condominium Third Avenue Condominium Villas at Brierwood Association Wedgewood Common Association Williamsville Towers Condominium Williamsburg Common Condominium Windsor Square […]

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