Homeowners' Association Meeting To Discuss Reform Package
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Denver attorneys are making a stop Wednesday in Grand Junction to get feedback on Homeowners' Associations.
"Homeowners' associations were set up as a way for communities to own and manage commonly held real estate; anything from parks to water systems," said Barbara Lucks, program administrator.
Four new bills are expected to be signed by the governor to help govern homeowners' associations.
"Now you cannot provide individual email addresses for all your members. This kind of flies in the face of the old friendly neighborhood directory," said Lucks.
The HOA Reform Package includes; manager licensing, expansion of HOA registration office, collection procedures and xeriscaping.
"We certainly want to clear guidelines for homeowners' association boards, but there is the question; is it getting so complicated that it's being very difficult to even consider serving on a board? This is of concern to people. This is a volunteer job that you do in your spare time, and it can be fairly complex," said Lucks.
They'll also discuss two laws that have been in place including the document compliance law, and why HOA's must comply with state and federal fair housing, and ADA requirements.
"In an age where we're all having to do more with less money, I personally believe a smaller neighborhood level governance is a great idea," said Lucks.
Officials say 40 percent of Colorado residents live in HOA's and 84 percent of all new construction are requiring a formation of a homeowners' association.
The meeting is May 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwill community room located at 630 24 1/2 Road.