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Subject:                                                                        July 2021 Community Association Newsletter and Webinar Series


Eric Tonsul breaks down the differences between RFPs and MSAs. Leah Burton and Paul Gaines write about nuisance animals and more!



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Rick Anderson Receives HBA President's Award

Congratulations to Shareholder Rick Anderson on receiving the HBA President's Award!


Rick is receiving this award based on his outstanding service as Co-Chair of HBA's Bench Bar Conference Committee.  This marks Rick's third HBA President's Award.


Rick, along with his fellow award winners, will be honored at HBA's Annual Dinner Meeting on July 15. 






Nuisance Animals of Texas

By Leah K. Burton and Paul Gaines

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic many owners have been spending more time at home and noticing furry or feathery neighbors in their backyards or rummaging throughout the common areas. Although some of these animals may appear cute at first, they may also present a burden to both homeowners and property owners’ associations (“POAs”). These animals may be referred to as “nuisance animals,” and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (“TWPD” has listed the main culprits as follows: 1) feral hogs; 2) overabundant deer; 3) urban coyotes; 4) alligators; 5) bears; 6) cowbirds; 7) herons/heronries; 8) mountain lions; 9) ticks; and 10) woodpeckers. This section will focus on the most common nuisance animals we see in Texas, especially in the Hill Country: feral hogs, deer, coyotes and, as a bonus, feral cats.



Don't Sign That Proposal

The vendor contract process for associations can at times be confusing and complicated. How can the association know if it is getting the services it needs from its vendors?


Join Equity Shareholder Greg Godkin of our Austin Office and Shareholder Brady Ortego of our San Antonio Office as they explain the steps that should be taken in the vendor contract process. During the presentation, Greg and Brady will break down the Request For Proposal process and examine the Master Service Agreement and what should be included to help associations have a better understanding of the types of information they need to be seeking from vendors.


*This course is approved by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) to fulfill 1 hour of continuing education requirements for the CMCA certification.


Wednesday, July 21, 2021

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.