Tom Purrazzo from Hillcrest Property Management joins us for a lightning round on communication in associations. Topics include conflict de-escalation, neighbor disputes, trash management, changes to assessments, and vendor selection. Listen in for Tom's perspective on how communication is key to association leadership.
Nicholas Bartzen from Altus Legal returns to the show for a discussion of the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act set to take effect on January 1, 2020. The Cannabis Act contains an addition to the ILCPA allowing condo associations to prohibit combustion of cannabis in units. Tune in to this episode to learn more about what the legalization of recreational marijuana means for your association.
Laura Marinelli from Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP shares a story about a puppy that was identified as a "Pet" to the Condo Association, which suddenly became an "Emotional Support Animal" when he exceeded the Association's weight restriction for pets. The request for accommodation seemed to have some red flags. Hear how the board handled this difficult situation.
Brian Butler from FirstService Residential shares a story about a high-rise condo building in Chicago with a large, urgent project the board had not anticipated. Hear how they made and communicated their decision for a special assessment.
Jeff Lenz from BELFOR Property Restoration shares a story about a unit that suffered water damage during the Polar Vortex, and an association that made things worse by having wall demolition started before the Property Restoration company was brought in.