Annual Meetings

Many look forward to, and some even dread, their association’s annual meeting.  To quote a long term Association Board President: “It gives everyone in the membership the opportunity to praise or condemn the board’s performance over the prior year.”  The best definition of an annual meeting is a meeting of the association’s membership to discuss…

Decision Making Process

The process of decision making generally analyzes a problem in stages until a viable solution develops. It involves choosing the best alternative after defining the issue and identifying the desirable outcome. The process of decision making includes choosing an action to reach a goal after weighing the attributes of each alternative.   Decisions might be…

Hoarding & the Association

Hoarding seems to be more prevalent today, possibly because it may be better understood with media attention and the disorder having its own TV series.  This may seem like just something that happens on TV, but it can happen anywhere and in any homeowner association with varying degrees of severity.  Many of the associations who…

Association Website

We have created an example of the free website that that is available to all our clients if they so choose.  The website has an option were the members can setup an account and view specific information regarding their account. To view go to:   www.wmdouglas.com   In the middle of the page you will…

Rules & Regulations 101

Questions often arise when boards of directors revise or initially draft and implement their association’s rules and regulations.  There are points to consider while going through this process.  The board of directors generally has the authority to establish reasonable rules and regulations.  While this authority is typically found in the restrictive covenants, in rare instances…

Membership Questions and the Annual Budget

This time of year with coupons arriving in the mail, the membership always has questions about what they are paying for with their dues. At William Douglas Management we have always stressed open communication with the membership when it comes to most matters, and especially when it comes to annual budgets and dues.  Communication is…