For Some it’s the Weekend.

For Some it’s the weekend.  For Us it’s research. This was an advertising tag line we put together at Trailblazer RV in 2006.  It is inspired by the number of staff at Trailblazer RV that enjoy the RV lifestyle.  Over my 40 years in the RV industry, I have been able to use various types… Continue reading For Some it’s the Weekend.

Carry On Essentials

Here are my 10 carry-on travel essentials.  Over the years the list changes as travel changes.  Preparing ahead for a successful trip never changes.  Vaccination documents.  I printed a copy of the travel documents and organized them in a duo-tang folder.  We had them electronically, but it is far easier to hand over a printed… Continue reading Carry On Essentials

Rental Owners

Ventana Woods Rentals The Condominium Property Act (CPA) governs Condominiums in Alberta.  The CPA protects an owner’s right to rent their unit.  The CPA does put obligations on owners who want to rent their unit.  They must notify the corporation that they intend to rent out their unit.  They must provide an address where they… Continue reading Rental Owners

Condo Bylaw Enforcement

An unanwsered question at the recent Ventana Woods AGM is why did the board spend 17K on enforcement of the bylaws in respect to one unit owner. The board of a condominium corporation does not have discretion when it comes to enforcing bylaws. The board is legally required to enforce the bylaws. There is an… Continue reading Condo Bylaw Enforcement

Governance 101

“Board governance is the framework that structures the board and how it operates. At its core, board governance includes the boards responsibilities and organisational well-being.” The Ventana Woods Board’s code of ethics covers many of the basics.  Honesty and Good Faith.  Conflict of Interest.  Confidentiality. Good Conduct, Support and Defamation. Having served on many boards… Continue reading Governance 101

What is a Condominium

What is a Condominium? A condominium is shared property ownership.  We have full ownership of the condominium unit and a share in the corporation that owns the Common Property.  In the case of Ventana Woods we own the unit walls inward.  The rest of the entire parcel is Common Property including Decks & Driveways.  Common… Continue reading What is a Condominium