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There have been some changes in legislation affecting community associations.
These bills have just been signed by the Governor, and will go into effect July 1, 2021.

Statutory Amendments to Chapter 719, 

Florida Statutes 2021

Florida’s legislature passed an act relating to community associations. The act amends portions of Chapters 718, 719, and 720, Florida Statutes. Governor DeSantis approved the act and its provisions were effective July 1, 2021.
Association Boards of Directors should consult with their
association attorney if any clarification is needed on
how these amendments effect your specific community association.

This summary focuses on the Cooperative Act, Chapter 719, F.S.
  • 719.103 – revises the term “unit” to specify that an interest in a cooperative unit is an interest in real property.
  • 719.104 – amended to state that the association may not require a member to demonstrate any purpose or state any reason for the inspection of official record.
  • 719.106(1)(b)5. – amended to state, “A board member of committee member participating in a meeting via telephone, real-time videoconferencing, or similar real-time electronic or video communication counts toward a quorum, and such member may vote as if physically present.” NOTE: This specific amendment was proposed by FLAROC.
  • 719.128(1) – Clarifies the association emergency powers to permit the board of administration to respond to injury as well as damage by or anticipated in connection with an emergency as defined in s. 252.34(4).
  • 719.128(1)(a) – Allows board meetings, committee meetings, elections and membership meetings in whole or in part by real-time electronic means in connection with an emergency as defined in s. 252.34(4).
  • 719.128(1)(g) – Adds public health officials to the officials that define portions of the cooperative property as unavailable or entry or occupancy.
  • 719.128(1)(i) -  Authorizes the board of administration to prohibit or restrict access to the cooperative property in the event of a public health threat.
  • 719.128(1)(j) – Authorized the board of administration to mitigate further injury or contagion including sanitizing the cooperative property.
  • 719.128(3) – This section was added in its entirety and is quoted here:

    “Notwithstanding paragraphs (1)(f)-(i), during a state of emergency declared by executive order or proclamation of the Governor pursuant to s. 252.36, an association may not prohibit unit owners, tenants, guests, agents, or invitees of a unit owner from accessing the common elements and limited common elements appurtenant thereto for the purposes of ingress to and egress from the unit when access is necessary in connection with:(a) The sale, lease, or other transfer of title of a unit;


    (b) The habitability of the unit or for the health and safety of such person unless a governmental order or determination, or a public health directive from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has been issued prohibiting such access to the unit. Any such access is subject to reasonable restrictions adopted by the association."
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Emotional Support Animals

Florida's amended Fair Housing Act became effective on July 1, 2020. The amended statute adds provisions related to emotional support animals. 

  • Section 760.27 was created which prohibits a housing provider from denying housing to a person with a disability or a disability-related need for a support animal;
  • It defines an emotional support animal as an animal that is not required to be trained to assist a person with a disability but, by virtue of its presence, provides support to alleviate one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability;
  • It prohibits a housing provider from charging additional fees to a person with an emotional support animal;
  • If a person requests to keep more than one emotional support animal, the housing provider may request information regarding the specific need for each animal and may require proof of licensing and vaccination requirements for each animal;
  • It allows a housing provider to prohibit the animal if it poses a direct threat to the safety, health, or property of others; and provides an exemption for any single-family house sold or rented by its owner provided the private individual does not own more than three single-family houses at any one time;
  • If a person’s need for a support animal is not readily apparent, supporting information may be requested. However, the law prohibits a housing provider from requesting information that discloses the diagnosis or any medical records relating to the disability;
  • The supporting information may be provided by any government agency or healthcare practitioner who has provided in-person care or services to the tenant on at least one occasion. In addition, the law amends Sec. 456.072, F.S., to create a new cause for disciplinary action against a health care practitioner’s license for providing supporting information for an emotional support animal without personal knowledge of the patient’s disability or disability-related need; and
  • The law creates Sec. 817.265, F.S., and the second-degree misdemeanor crime for any person who provides false or fraudulent emotional support animal information or documentation, or knowingly and willfully mispresents themselves as having a disability or disability-related need for an emotional support animal. Within 6 months of conviction, a person convicted of this crime must perform 30 hours of community service for an organization serving persons with disabilities, or another entity or organization the court determines appropriate.
It's Budget Time!

Here are links to the educational materials available on the DBPR/Division of Condominiums website.

For condominiums and cooperatives -

Budgets and Reserves

More educational materials are available for condominiums at
Condo Education

More educational materials are available for cooperatives at 
Coop Education
Membership fees for 2021 have been suspended!

Your Board of Directors hopes to resume meetings in the fall of 2021. The board is meeting monthly via telephone and monitoring the CDC reports and recommendations.

As the board of directors looks forward (hopefully) to scheduling 2021 fall meetings, we would like updates from our park members on the status of opening amenities and occupancy requirements, etc. Please let Mark Shaw know your status.

E mail Mark at Shaw 

Be safe and stay well!
Reminder from Board Member
Richard Twort

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Your 2021-2022 Board of Directors!

President - Mark Shaw
Vice President - Carol Flint
Secretary - Jo-Ann Joslyn
Treasurer - George Elder, Sr. 
Director at Large - Betsy Barbieux
Director at Large - Denise Dalton
Director at Large - Sylvia Gauthier
Director at Large - Richard Twort
Director at Large - G. Ray Simpson

For more information visit our website - MidFLROC
FMO Contacts for Lake, Sumter and
Marion Counties

John Petrella - President
(352) 669-6936

DISTRICT 13 - Marion, Alachua, Putnam
Jo Anne Fieschel - Vice President
(631) 987-6842

DISTRICT 11 - Pasco (W of US 41), Hernando

DISTRICT 17 - Pasco (E of US41), Sumter, Citrus

Member Communities

Bonfire Cooperative Association

620 Misti Drive

Brittany Estates R O Association Inc

1000 Mark Road

Continental Country Club

50 Continental Boulevard

352 748-0100

Country Club Manor Co-op, Inc

1701 N Hwy 19 Ste 1

Emerald Lakes

1401 West Highway 50

Griffwood Co-op Inc.  
3896 Picciola Road

Fruitland Park

Harbor Oaks Homeowners Co-op Inc.

3990 Picciola Road
Fruitland Park


Hawthorne Residents Cooperative Association, Inc

100 Hawthorne Boulevard


Lake Yale Estates Condominium Association Inc.

38141 Maywood Bay Drive 


Molokai Co-op Inc.

1 Hawaiian Way

Palm Shores Mobile Home and RV Park
38137 Florida Avenue
Leesburg, FL 34788
(352) 357-4909

Sandpiper Manor

1412 Azalea Drive

Phone: 352-357-6923
FAX: 352-357-9555



Tavares Homeowners, Inc.

756 Marina Lane


Professional Members

Andy Miller
Lee Reed Insurance
38511 5th Avenue
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
(813) 782-5502

Elizabeth (Liz) Anderson

CenterState Bank
1892 East Burleigh Boulevard
Tavares, FL 32778

Rob Blakeley Insurance
Rob Blakeley

1107 North Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL 32757

Florida CAM Schools, LLC
Betsy Barbieux, CAM, CFCAM, CMCA

2501 West Main Street #110
Leesburg, FL 34748
YouTube Channel - CAM Matters  - 
Florida licensing and training for CAM's  Co Op's  HOA's  Condo's

Richard Twort, Director FMO
105 Jackson Circle
Port Orange, FL 32127
The FMO Protects Your Manufactured Home Life Style.
We have comparable rent surveys for all 67 counties in Florida.

Lifestyle Choice Realty
Bill Gorman
1498 Waukan Circle
Casselberry, FL  32707

Absolute Air, LLC
Pete Buhler
27400 US Hwy 27
Leesburg, FL 34748

Clayton & McCulloh, P.A.
Arlene Ring, Director of Public Relations
1065 Maitland Center Commons Boulevard
Maitland, FL 32751

Individual Members

Carol Flint
Lee Flint
John Bond
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