HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION TASK FORCE

Agenda for December 8, 2003
Hillsborough County Center
2nd Floor
601 East Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33602

Mission Statement: The Homeowners’ Association Task Force, a cross-section of
representatives involved with homeowners’ associations, was created at the
Governor’s request to harmonize and improve relations between homeowners,
homeowners’ associations and other related entities. The members will provide input
and make recommendations for legislative change consistent with his vision for
government and regulation. 
 

10:00 - 10.15 PM
I. Call To Order, William Sklar, Co-Chair

II. Roll Call, Staff

III. Approval of the Minutes
 
10:15 - 1:00 PM
IV. Guest Speakers
 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
    Lunch Break
 
1:45 PM – 4:00 PM
V. Issues for the Day

1. Purchaser Protections.

     (a) Whether creating specific remedies for purchasers who have relied upon  developer’s 
           false and misleading information to induce the purchase of a residence would benefit
           purchasers and the industry.

      (b) Whether additional warranty protections should be provided for homeowners’
            associations for all association common area improvements.

2. Funding mechanisms for the delivery of services to non-mandatory HOA’s, such as
    Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU).

3. ADR - Whether organized arbitration and mediation mechanisms should be established to
    hear a limited range of disputes, such as covenant enforcement, recalls, meeting, voting, 
    amendments to documents, and other optional forums to settle disputes, while reserving a
    homeowner's right to legal recourse, in chapter 720, and all other mechanisms, in form and
    function, based upon the task force's review of a comparative comprehensive analysis and
    proposals of alternative means of alternative dispute resolution systems, presented by 
    department staff and Member Robert Jones.

VI. Announcements

VII. Adjournment, William Sklar, Co-Chair