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by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

 

IT’S BEST NOT TO OPEN YOUR POOL

We continue to recommend against Associations opening the pool for the following reasons:   

1.   COVID-19 is still with us.  Despite positive progress, new cases and new deaths are reported every day.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire
 
June 10, 2020
 
by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Municipal and Private-Club Swimming Pools Can REOPEN on Monday, June 22nd
  

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

 

If you have attended my “Fridays with Fran” web meetings, nothing below will surprise you.  Reopening Amenities is risky business.  Courts will look to prior cases for guidance in addressing new cases. 

We do not have to get to polio, the 1918 influenza or smallpox to find court cases involving debilitating and deadly communicable diseases.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire
On June 3, 2019, the New Department of Community Affairs (the “DCA”) proposed regulations that would significantly impact Association governance. Many of you raised concerns with respect to the proposed regulations. 
 
by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

On May 13, 2020, the CDC issued a nice “Stop the Spread of Germs” poster that is easily printed on 8 ½” x 11” shipping label stickers.  For example: Avery brand #5165 which are available on-line and at stores such as Staples.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire
 
 Community Associations Fight the Spread of COVID-19 Where People Live. 
by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire
 Community Associations Fight the Spread of COVID-19 Where People Live. Association's Need to Collect Assessments to Keep Up the Fight
by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Notarizing Documents Remotely

On April 14, 2020, Governor Murphy signed Assembly Bill 3903 into law. The text of the Bill may be reached by clicking here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2020/Bills/A4000/3903_R1.PDF  The new law provides for notarizing documents remotely during the public health emergency and state of emergency.

by
Francis J. McGovern, Jr., Esquire

Legislative Bills S2330/A3908 Tabled – For the Moment

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