The King County Public Health Officer issued an order on September 16, 2021, effective October 25, 2021. The Local Health Order requires people ages 12 and older to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a recent negative test result to enter certain establishments and events, including but not limited to restaurants and bars, gyms, indoor recreational events or establishments, and outdoor events with 500 or more people. A question has arisen as to whether the order applies to gyms, restaurants, and meeting rooms within common interest communities. The text of the order is not clear on the scope of its application. It does not make any exception for members-only establishments. It does refer ambiguously in one place to “public” facilities.
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Fund Accounting For Associations
Whether preparing an annual budget or a reserve study, it is important to know how much money is available to spend and where the money is saved and recorded. Maintaining separate bank accounts for operating expenses or for reserves activities is both required by some statutes, and highly recommended. Having a bank account for each type of fund is a great place to start separating each fund’s financial activity.
6 Reasons Why Dormant Pruning Is Good For Your Trees
IT’S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION that tree maintenance cannot be done during the winter months, or that tree care companies don’t operate during this time of the year.
The reality is that winter is a good time for pruning and tree removal services. In fact, some major pruning work should only be done during the winter, such as pruning fruit trees to maximize fruit production.
Reading Financial Statements Series© – BASIS OF ACCOUNTING – KNOW YOUR REPORTS
Question: If three different accountants/bookkeepers sat down with the same data & transactions to process, would they prepare financial statements that look exactly the same?
Answer: Possibly but probably not.
Reading Financial Statements Series© – Balance Sheet Part 6: FUND ACCOUNTING FOR ASSESSMENTS & EXPENSES
Community associations use a system of accounting called fund accounting. As with non-profits and charities, the entity is collecting money for specific purposes, and should account for specific financial activity in pre-determined funds.
What’s Olympics Got to Do With It (Construction That Is)?
If you’re as Olympic-addicted as we are here at Charter Construction, then you were glued to the tv and news stations waiting for the next world record breaker or the neck and neck race for gold or the headline-grabbing Simone Biles’ and her decision not to compete.
Investing & Protecting Your HOA Reserve Funds: The Right Way To Do It
How you handle your HOA reserve funds really makes a difference in the successful running of your association. Managing HOA reserve funds is important for the longevity and future investments of your association.
As a member of the board, it is your responsibility to stay on top of your reserve fund making sure it is regulated well and in the community’s best interests.
Reading Financial Statements Series© – Balance Sheet Part 5: PREPAID EXPENSES
Another part of a financial statement deals with prepaid expenses. A prepaid expense is an expense an association has paid in advance. It is an asset of the association. The most common prepaid expense is an association’s annual insurance premium.
Reading Financial Statements Series© – Balance Sheet Part 4: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE & ACCRUED EXPENSES
Now we come to the part of a financial statement that deals with accounts payable and accrued expenses. A payable is something the association owes to another entity or person. It is a liability of the association.
Standards, Best Practices, and Public Policy Following Surfside Condo Collapse
The past two weeks have been devastating after witnessing the partial collapse of the Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla., learning of the lives that perished, and seeing the tragedy’s impact on survivors and those in the immediate community. An investigation into the cause of the condo collapse is ongoing; standards of practice and legal requirements related to ensuring maintenance and structural integrity of condominiums understandably are coming under scrutiny.