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New HVAC System Certificate for City of Columbia

There is a new trial run HVAC System Certificate used to renew a certificate of compliance for rental properties.  This form is asking for a lot more information and will increase the cost of an inspection according to an individual who tried to use the form.  Included in the PDF is Neighborhood Notes, from the City, […]

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Crime Free Multi-Housing Training – April 19, 2017

Thank you Leigh Kottwitz with Office of Neighborhood Services – City of Columbia, MO for telling us about the Crime Free Multi-Housing Training on April 19th. Columbia Police Department Crime Free Multi-Housing Training When: April 19, 2017 Where: Columbia Police Department Training Center 5001 East Meyer Industrial Drive Columbia, MO 65203 Time: 8:30AM – 5:00PM Cost: FREE […]

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Thank You to Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton

A big Thank You to Columbia Police Chief Ken Burton for speaking with the CAA membership yesterday. So far this year’s meetings have been very educational & informative: January was a tour of one of the Brookside Downtown properties followed by pizza at Shakespeares; the February meeting featured Police Chief Burton speaking followed by a […]

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2016 Boone County Real Estate Market Overview

2016 Boone County Residential Real Estate Market Overview presented by Mr. Robert Wolverton (an in-depth and informative article of the Real Estate Market in Boone County).  

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CBOR Hosting Candidate Forum for City Council Candidates of Wards 1 and 5 – February 16, 2017

The CBOR will be hosting a Candidate Forum for City Council Candidates of Wards 1 and 5.  The Forum is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to be held in the Mendenhall Room at CBOR.  David Lile of KFRU will be the event moderator and will be taking questions from the […]

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Assembly of Delegates Meeting November 9-12, 2016

Assembly of Delegates Meeting November 9-12, 2016 Washington, DC Lots of valuable information was presented at the NAA Committee Meetings in DC.  I went through orientation for my new position as Vice Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee.   Affordable housing will continue to be a high NAA priority and it will take both private […]

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Update on the Recent Landlord Tenant Laws for Evictions and Security Deposits – House Bill 1862

Update on the Recent Landlord Tenant Laws for Evictions and Security Deposits – House Bill 1862  The new law will become effective Aug. 28, 2016. House Bill 1862 Summary July 20, 2016 From: Steve Scott To: Columbia Apartment Association Re: House Bill 1862 House Bill 1862, passed by the 2016 General Assembly and signed into […]

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Use of Criminal Records to Screen Tenants: A New Landscape in Shades of Gray

We were fortunate to have a long term vendor and friend to our industry, Steve Scott with Scott Law Firm, discuss the April 4, 2016 HUD guidelines on criminal record disparate impact.  We want to thank Steve for the presentation and the opportunity to send out his notes to our Association members (attached).  If you […]

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May 12, 2016 – Educational Discussion Join Us Today!

May 12, 2016 Membership Meeting Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM Location: First State Community Bank Community Room 300 Diego Ct, Columbia, MO 65203 (Northeast corner of Nifong & Bethel) Guest Speaker: Mr. Steve Scott – Scott Law Firm Please RSVP: Dinner will be catered, please provide RSVP as soon as possible. In light of a recent announcement from […]

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Register Today For Fair Housing & Lending Seminar!

It’s not too late…. Register Today for the Fair Housing & Lending Seminar! If you haven’t registered yet, take the plunge!  CAA will NOT have an April membership meeting and instead would like to PACK THE HOUSE at this seminar.  It will be a fantastic educational opportunity for owners/managers/leasing/maintenance!  Get your team together and head […]

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Fair Housing and Lending Seminar – April 8, 2016

Fair Housing and Lending Seminar 2016 Friday, April 8, 2016 City Hall • 701 East Broadway, Columbia, Missouri 65201 The Missouri Bar has approved this program for 3 MCLE hours. For requests for accommodations related to disability, please call 573- 874-7214. In order to make appropriate accommodations, please make your request at least 72 hours before the […]

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Stoney Creek Seeking General Manager

Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center  – Columbia, MO is seeking an individual to join our Management Team as General Manager.  SC Columbia is a 180 room hotel with nearly 11,000 square foot of conference space.  A friendly, eager-to-serve attitude is the signature of the people who enjoy a career with this growing organization. We […]

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Dec. 10 CAA Meeting Guest Speaker: HUD-VASH Program

The HUD-VASH (Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported Housing) program allows homeless Veterans the opportunity to secure long-term, independent housing. Veterans receive a housing choice voucher subsidy from the Columbia Housing Authority in conjunction with  intensive case management services from VA designed to resolve and prevent episodes of homelessness. In the nearly six years of existence […]

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Member Discounts Available from Community Buying Group

  Community Buying Group offers discounts and services to help you do business better! Complete the form and begin putting more profit on your bottom line.

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New Mid-MO Housing Web Site Launched to Help Renters and Rental Property Owners

Columbia, MO – November 4, 2013: A coalition of community agencies has created a new web site www.midmohousing.com that is designed to provide a central location of information helpful to renters and rental property owners. The City of Columbia is home to thousands of rental properties and information regarding the ordinances, programs, and resources relating to these […]

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Fair Housing Meeting – City of Columbia – Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

This is a friendly reminder, the City of Columbia is having its meeting tomorrow to discuss the fair housing needs of our community. The meeting is… Tuesday, November 12, 2013 6:30 – 8 PM Oak Towers, 700 N. Garth Ave (front door, conference room on the right) There will be a couple of very short presentations in […]

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2013 Maintenance Mania

The Columbia Apartment Association held its 3rd Annual Maintenance Mania event on October 23, at First State Community Bank off Bethel Road. We would like to thank both HD Supply and First State Community Bank for sponsoring and hosting the event. Contestants: Donald Kalleck, Courtyard Apartment / Mills Properties Ahmanta Harris, The Reserve at Columbia […]

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Fair Housing Meeting – 11/12/13

From: Adam Kruse Email: arkruse@gocolumbiamo.com Hi: My name is Adam Kruse, I’m with the City of Columbia. The City is in the process of creating its consolidated plan on how to best spend CDBG funds over the next 5 years. One of the areas to be addressed with the funds is fair housing in Columbia. We […]

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N.Y. group considers 24-story high-rise for Bengals property

By ANDREW DENNEY and JACOB BARKER Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm Comments (16) A New York developer is considering building what would be Columbia’s tallest building — a 24-story mixed-use high-rise — on the north edge of the University of Missouri campus. Park 7 Group is in preliminary talks with the Rader family to purchase the site where […]

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New York group looks to east side for student housing development

By JACOB BARKER Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm Comments (7) It has been quiet for several months, but Columbia’s student housing boom isn’t finished yet. A New York developer is eyeing a 45-acre tract of land north of the Stadium Boulevard-Highway 63 interchange for a large apartment complex marketed to the university students. The proposed concept, […]

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Tenant Screening

At the recent CAA meeting this past Tuesday, Kevin Thompson from Accudata Credit Systems provided a presentation about the importance of utilizing background checks and criminal reports in conjunction with a standardized screening policy. With the recent appearance of testers in the Columbia market, one of the bigger red flags is the lack of a screening […]

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2013 CAA Maintenance Mania – Make Plans Today!

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM Are you the fastest? Here’s your chance to prove it! Come and compete in maintenance-focused challenges, you could earn the title of Maintenance Mania® National Champion and the chance to  win CASH PRIZES! Build a race car from maintenance products ahead of the event to race […]

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Columbia’s Student Housing – New York Times Article

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/15/us/in-luxury-student-housing-gym-tan-and-study.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&smid=fb-share&

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CAA Vendor Appreciation

We had a great time listening to what our vendors had to say last night.  Each vendor was given 4 minutes to speak about their product and services.  We would like to thank the following vendors for participating: Lowes Home Improvement – Jeff Homes Caldwell Painting & More – Keith Caldwell First State Community Bank […]

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Occupancy Disclosure Update

The activity covering Occupancy Disclosure is heating up.  Stanley Diaz spoke with David Lyle on KFRU on the morning of Friday, July 12.  He was also interviewed by KOMU for 30 minutes; he appeared on the Friday night news. The CAA run the following ad on Sunday, July 13. As a reminder, the CAA membership […]

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Missouri Department of Insurance releases video promoting renters insurance

Consumers encouraged to prepare an inventory Jefferson City, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Insurance is reaching out to consumers who rent homes and apartments with a new video about renters insurance. The video is an introduction to what renters insurance covers and why it’s necessary. “Consumers who rent shouldn’t assume their landlords are responsible for the replacement […]

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USPS Mail Delivery For Apartment Communities

       June 2013 This document provides an overview of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivery policies for apartment communities with a specific focus on recent developments concerning centralized mail delivery service. In letters from the USPS to NAA/NMHC and several NAA members in Michigan, Missouri, and Florida, apartment communities have been advised that service […]

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Public Remarks Made on Occupancy Reporting Ordinance at City Council Meeting

Thank you to those who came and participated in our protest last night at the city council meeting. Jessica Kempf from CBOR gave a great presentation (below) and to see the entire city chamber full of people stand up in unity against the ordinance was inspiring. Right after we stood up we all exited the chamber leaving […]

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Be There! – Rescinding the Occupancy Reporting Ordinance

The CAA and the CBOR is on the City Council agenda scheduled for Monday, June 17, 2013, at 7pm. We will have 5 minutes at the beginning of the City Council Meeting to make our request to rescind the Over Occupancy Ordinance. (City of Columbia Ordinance 13-156 and 22-184). CBOR President, Jessica Kempf will present the request. […]

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CAA’s Position on Third Party Inspections

The CAA is in favor of private enterprise vs. government employees whenever possible. When the concept was proposed to us of using an independent 3rd party inspector for the Certificate of Compliance process as opposed to using a city inspector we were interested. However this endorsement is completely contingent on the fees being the same […]

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Moore and Shryock Appraisers Present Current Market Projections

On June, 11, Moore and Shryock Appraisers presented the status of rental properties in Columbia (see attachment) to the CAA. Basically there are 2434 bedrooms under construction at 7 locations which will be completed in two months from now. There are 624 rooms under construction that will be ready next year. These are only the larger […]

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USPS Delivery Mode Conversion

Delivery Mode Conversion As many of you know the Postal Service is shifting it’s business model to continue to be viable in the future. Many of those changes will not affect you in any way but I wanted to reach out to you today to discuss several that will. All new deliveries Nationwide will be […]

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May 14th Social

Please join us for our May 14th social meeting at the Columbia Country Club at 5:30pm. Live Music, Happy Hour, Free Dinner, Great Tax Advice for next year, and lots of Fun!! You must RSVP for this one so please click the link below to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/event/6389353729  

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Fire Alarm Code Meeting Summary

Here is a link to the Fire Alarm Presentation. Here is a summary of some of the points brought up at the meeting with Fire Chief Fraizer and a list of a few potential contractors. The 2009 IFC code requires Manual Pull station alarms in buildings with 16 or more units unless the units are separated by an […]

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New CAA Member Benefit: Community Buying Group

Members, did you miss the NEW BENEFITS at the meeting? Members get exceptional discounts on these suppliers and more… If you have any questions contact us at (816) 282-6310 x202      

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2013 NAA Capitol Conference

The 2013 NAA Capitol Conference in March was a huge success. Representatives from across the country gathered in Washington, DC for great seminars, nationally known speakers, and governmental affairs discussions. Affiliates gathered on Capitol Hill to visit their representatives and congressmen to discuss current issues which affect the apartment industry on both the national and […]

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Interconnected Smoke Alarm Clarification

Dear Columbia Apartment Association members, Last month, the City’s Office of Neighborhood Services sent a newsletter to all rental property owners that included a review of possible code changes that are being considered by the Building Construction Codes Commission.  Any code changes from the commission will be approved and/or amended by City Council before becoming […]

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Laura Nauser Wins Race To Regain Fifth Ward Council Seat

BY MISSOURIAN STAFF COLUMBIA — Laura Nauser emerged from a three-way special election contest Tuesday to narrowly regain the Fifth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council that she gave up in 2011. Results The final tally from Boone County Clerk Wendy Noren’s office showed Nauser with 992 votes, or 43 percent. Susan “Tootie” Burns […]

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New Food Handler & Bartender Requirements from City of Columbia

Please visit the City’s website for updates on Food Handler Permits as well as class schedule. http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Health/Environmental_Health/food_service_info.php

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2012 Maintenance Mania

The Columbia Apartment Association held its second annual Maintenance Mania event on October 24th. Maintenance Mania is a competition where maintenance technicians are able to compete against each other in various skill-based games. Please consider sending a team to next year’s event!

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Meeting Agenda – Columbia City Council Regular Meeting – 9/17/12

I wanted to share with you a link to the City Council agenda for Monday night’s meeting.  The rental fee changes can be found in the Public Hearings as B207-12; the occupancy disclosure report is toward the end as a report, REP 147-12. http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Council/Commissions/agenda.php?meetingid=897&bcid=56 Thank you and have a good weekend!! Leigh — Leigh Britt […]

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City of Columbia Announcements regarding fee increases, occupancy disclosures, code review, 3rd party inspections

I wanted to share a few items from the City prior to the CAA meeting tonight. 1.  City Council is considering fee increases for the rental program as part of the FY13 budget. The rental fee changes proposed are: – Inspections going from $7 to $15 per unit – Reinspections from $20 to $25 per […]

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Permit Increases in proposed FY 2013 Budget

CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI OFFICE OF THE CITY MANAGER July 24, 2012 Columbia Builders & Other Interested Parties, The City of Columbia will be announcing the budget for fiscal year 2013 today. There have been many successes this year, most importantly addressing and solving an important employee pension problem and making strides towards closing the […]

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City of Columbia seeks public input on rental fees and occupancy disclosures

Greetings!  During the month of July, the City of Columbia will be seeking public input on rental fee increases proposed in the FY13 budget as well as the idea of an occupancy disclosure for rental properties.  I am sharing this so you can help us make our stakeholders aware.  There are three ways to learn more […]

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