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inside 30 Cover story: Is Your Bonded Project Exempt From Liens? 24 Painting & Waterproofing Your Property articles 16 20 34 40 { Your Association is Prohibited from Using a Debit Card: Now What? Be In With the “In” Crowd Pests: We’ve Waited All Year for You to Get Us Out of the Attic CAI Young Professionals Sustainable Solutions for the Management of Lakes and Ponds in Your Community words of wisdom “I never try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” — Mikhail Baryshnikov { 14 46 How NOT to Have a Failure to Communicate departments 5 7 9 11 32 38 48 50 51 57 58 59 Editor’s Note President’s Letter Legal Matters Meet a Board Member Members on the Move CAI Fall Golf Tournament Results New Members CAI Diamond Sponsors CAI West Florida Chapter Sponsors Calendar of Events Ad Index CA Day Preview community is published quarterly by the West Florida Chapter of Community Associations Institute ©2017 Views and conclusions expressed in this magazine are those of the authors and not necessarily those of community, the community committee, the West Florida Chapter or Community Associations Institute. The publisher and editors of this magazine do not accept responsibility for the content of any advertisement, including any statements made by advertisers herein or for any opinions expressed by authors of bylined articles herein. The purpose of this magazine is to provide general information only. The magazine is not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations. Legal, financial, construction or other expert advice and assistance should always be sought from applicable professionals. Copy editor: Kris Kesling-Hays • Publisher: Karin Mayfield • Advertising: Contact Kris Kesling-Hays at 941-927-1910 or Submission deadline: Please review the community media kit available at for dates. Magazine design: Betsy Mertz Crawford; Cover art: Tom Mertz WWW.CAIWESTFLORIDA.ORG community • December 2017 3