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Featured Journal Articles
Wildfires: Prevent & Prepare
Summers are hotter and drier than at any time in recently recorded history. Raging wildfires sweep through areas faster than firefighting crews are able to contain them.
Only 12% of 674,249 acres burned in 2021 were lightning-caused; the remaining 88% were human-caused. Fires are not unpreventable, and associations must establish plans for prevention & preparedness.
Playground Safety Inspections
Regularly inspected and maintained playgrounds are visually appealing and much safer. We rely on playground owners to make sure equipment is safe so kids can just play.
A Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) is trained in playground hazard identification, equipment specifications, surfacing requirements, and risk management.
True Mediation Stories
Courts can only do rough justice – it’s like performing surgery with a chain saw. In contrast, mediation allows you to arrive at a personalized solution for your unique problem. Statistically, mediation resolutions are more durable than those imposed by a court.
The following examples are true scenarios that have been modified to anonymize the identity of original parties as well as the developments they live in.
Pools and Ponds Safety Standards
We all benefit from time spent around the water. Whether it’s in the form of lakes, ponds, or even swimming pools, science proves that water instils a sense of peace and tranquility within each of us. HOAs often contain all three of these water resources, but proper management and safety precautions are required to reap the benefits.
Without it, these aquatic ecosystems may become a danger and detriment to your community.
Street & Asphalt Maintenance
Asphalt maintenance is typically one of the biggest expenses an association faces on a regular basis. Many associations deal with this and unfortunately, none get a free pass. Successful asphalt maintenance comes down to preparation and being proactive. This means starting now.
The first step is getting a professional assessment in order to analyze the current state of the streets and parking lot. What should an assessment include?
About the Journal
WSCAI’s Chapter Magazine, Community Associations Journal, is full of timely and relevant articles that keep you up-to-date on news, information and issues affecting community associations in WA State. Articles for the Journal are written by WSCAI Members, who share their expertise in their industry.
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