Summer seems to be flying by, as usual, and August is almost upon. It is time to start thinking about our updates and reminders for the month of August.
In many locations, especially in the Pacific Northwest, August is fire season. This is a good time to remind residents to limit the use of open flames on their property and to not use fire pits. Creating fire barriers around their properties can help protect their homes and here is a good guide to doing just that: Creating a Defensible Fire Space. Feel free to link to that guide in your announcements.
This is also a good time to remind residents of pool rules, park hours and other summer-related activities which have specific guidelines or hours of use. As summer wears on we tend to get complacent when it comes to rules and a gentle reminder to residents can be helpful.
August is usually a very hot month. Remind your residents to keep their landscaping watered but to also make sure they do not over-water.
When is your next HOA meeting? Did you schedule it for August? Keep in mind many families take vacations during this month so your attendance may be low. This is a good time to remind board members and residents of your upcoming meeting date(s). You may even want to try and get a headcount of who can actually make it to the meeting in case you need to reschedule for September.