Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governor Greg Abbott has issued Executive Order 29 requiring all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces, with few exceptions, in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases. Open Texas checklists are now updated consistent with this order.

Covid-19 Update

Please read The Governor's Updates at Open.Texas.Gov

Dear CMA Clients & Owners,

In light of the current COVID-19 situation, our office is closed to the general public. We will continue to work our normal hours to assist any clients and owners as necessary. We are available
via phone at
512-339-6962 or via email at

In addition to closing our office our managers will not be attending regular board meetings or annual meetings until further notice. We highly recommend that annual meetings be cancelled or
postponed until the current crisis has subsided. Should you need assistance in cancelling any meetings please let your manager know and we will assist however needed.

Our managers will be available to hold regular scheduled board meetings via teleconference for any client who wishes to hold their regular board meetings in this manner. Please communicate
with your manager if you wish to have our office coordinate meetings via teleconference.

You are welcome to contact us for any needs in this regard. We value working with you and look forward to resuming standard business practices as soon as the situation allows.

Certified Management

Postponing Meetings, Electronic Meetings, Best Practices, and other FAQs:

March 19, 2020

Connie Niemann Heyer, Esq., Niemann & Heyer LLP



This article will outline various FAQs related to meeting postponement, electronic voting, electronic meetings, and other issues that have been thrust into the forefront by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless otherwise stated, the questions and answers apply equally to condominiums and homeowners associations (HOAs) (together, condos and HOAs are referred to as “POAs”). This is not meant as a substitute for individual legal advice but rather is only a summary; all POAs should consult their POA attorneys to review their individual dedicatory instruments and ensure proper legal protocol is followed. All statutes can be read in their entirety by going to Then click on “Statutes” and then click on the applicable code and section.

Annual meeting postponement. What happens if you don’t call an annual meeting at the time required by the governing documents?
Can our POA hold an owner meeting or board meeting electronically rather than in person?
Can our POA board vote without a meeting?
Can and should our POA board vote waive or suspend assessments?
Can and should our POA board vote suspend enforcement of restrictions?

Connie Niemann Heyer is a native of Austin and holds four degrees from The University of Texas at Austin: undergraduate degrees in Plan II and Honors Business, an M.B.A., and a J.D. She is a partner in the law firm of Niemann & Heyer, LLP. Her firm focuses almost exclusively on property owners’ association law, representing over 400 property owners’ associations in Austin, San Antonio, Marble Falls, and surrounding areas. She is a founding member of Texas Community Association Advocates, a state-wide legislative advocacy organization representing the interests of homeowners and their community associations in the Texas legislature. She is a former president and board member of the Austin chapter of the Texas Community Associations Institute She received Austin CAI’s lifetime achievement award in 2011. Connie has been directly involved in drafting most all community association legislation passed in Texas since 1995, including amendments to the Texas Uniform Condominium Act (Texas Property Code Ch. 82), the adoption of the Texas Residential Property Owners Protection Act (Texas Property Code Ch. 209), and numerous other chapters of the Texas Property Code affecting community associations.

connieheyer @


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