Thursday, April 06, 2006

Homeowner Associations - Do I Have One?

Throughout Lauderhill, there are numerous associations. Some are mandatory, particularly the condominiums. Some single family homes are in mandatory associations as well. You would know whether or not you have a mandatory association when you receive your regular assessment bills to pay. Which if you don't pay, will become a lien against your property.

However, in a great part of Lauderhill exists voluntary homeowner associations. These groups are run by volunteers, who have taken upon themselves to represent an area, and work towards the betterment of their area. Typically, anyone can join, though their membership is concentrated in the area they represent. Dues are quite reasonable, usually $10 to $36 per year, and they conduct monthly meetings in one of the city's public buildings.

When developing policy within Lauderhill, it's elected and appointed officials will seek out the input of all of these associations. Our Pre-budget Workshops are arranged to coincide with the association meetings, or at least to make sure that they are included in these meetings. If you have a particular interest in seeing something happen in Lauderhill, not only should you contact city officials, but it would also help your cause to seek the help of your association.

The list of Voluntary Homeowner Associations, and meeting information at this time (updates to be provided when given) is as follows:

1) Northwest Lauderhill Neighbors' Association (homes west of University), 2nd Tuesday of each month (not in summer), 7:15 PM, Veterans Park;
2) Inverrary Homeowners' Association (homes east of University, north of Oakland Park, excluding those areas in Inverrary Association); 1st Tuesday of every other month beginning February , 7:15 PM, Veterans Park;
3) Lauderhill Central Residents' Association (homes south of Oakland Park Blvd. and west of the turnpike), 1st Wednesday of each month, 7:00 PM, Community Room on south end of Main Fire Station on 56th Ave.;
4) United Lauderhill Homeowners' Association (homes east of the turnpike, and west of 441), 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 PM, Sadkin Community Center;
5) West Ken Lark Homeowners' Association (homes west of 441 and north of Sunrise Blvd.), 2nd Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM, West Ken Lark Community Center;
6) St. George Civic Association (homes east of 441, south of Sunrise Blvd, and north of 7th Street), 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM, St. George Community Center;
7) Broward Estates Homeowners' Association (south of 7th Street and east of 441), 2nd Monday of each month, 7:30 PM, Parkway Middle School.

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