It appears that according to Jade Winds Association Rules & Regulations you can be fined for violations.
Here is a copy of the Rules & Regulation that I have in my possession. However, I am uncertain if this is the latest official rules or not. I am unaware of any other amendments, changes, versions, or revisions to these rules. If there are any changes or perhaps I am wrong somehow, please post and comment so that I may update as needed. In fact, please assume I am completely wrong and go verify all this for yourself. No one can best serve your interest better than yourself.
With that said, this is what I have gathered and am willing to share thus far:
|"Fines" in JWA Rules and Regulations|
The JWARR section, E. Fines, begins with,
"In line with section 718.303 of the Florida Statutes..." and then goes on to state what you see in document above which appears to be from the statute cited.
But let's see what would also be in line with FS718.303:
Click Here for Link to FS718.303
The JWARR failed to include the whole of FS718.303, but particularly and probably most importantly, in regards to this matter, is what is written on page 2 of 2 below, paragraph (b) where it states the following:
(b) A fine or suspension may not be imposed unless the association first provides at least 14 days’ written notice and an opportunity for a hearing to the unit owner and, if applicable, its occupant, licensee, or invitee. The hearing must be held before a committee of other unit owners who are neither board members nor persons residing in a board member’s household. If the committee does not agree, the fine or suspension may not be imposed.
|Florida Statue governing imposition of fines by condo associations.|
(b) A fine or suspension MAY NOT be imposed UNLESS the association FIRST provides at least 14 days’ written notice and an opportunity for a HEARING to the unit owner and, if applicable, its occupant, licensee, or invitee. The hearing MUST be held before a COMMITTEE of other unit owners who are neither board members nor persons residing in a board member’s household. If the committee does not agree, the FINE or suspension MAY NOT be imposed.
So ask yourself, "Is this Association keeping in line with FS718.303?"
I think not. What says you?
The JWARR must be revisited and revised to best serve the interest of us, the unit owners. We are the members of this association that the board and management have a fiduciary duty to serve and manage.