A parks reputation can easily be damaged by one or two undesirable inhabitants, and once they move in it can be a lengthy and costly process to have them removed. How can you save yourself the needless headache? Screening prospective tenants ahead of time allows you to make more informed decisions about who you are allowing in before it becomes a problem.
We have partnered with RentPrep to make it easy for our members find good tenants and residents. With RentPrep you can screen tenants and residents to receive:
Screening your prospective tenants and residents helps to protect your property and other residents, find tenants you can trust, minimize your liability, and discourage applicants who have something to hide.
Why take unnecessary risks? Learn more or get started screening with Rent Prep today!
One of CalOHA most utilized programs is our Legal Hotline, but did you know that we offer an ADA Hotline and Certification Program that is just as valuable?
Much like our Legal Hotline Program, the ADA Hotline will assist members with questions related to disabled visitors and the park's responsibilities. Members will receive unlimited, single-subject calls to our ADA specialist.
But that’s not all! We can also help set your park up with a CASp inspection. The Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program was created by Senate Bill 262 (Chapter 872, 2003) and is designed to meet the public's need for experienced, trained, and tested individuals who can inspect buildings and sites for compliance with applicable state and federal construction-related accessibility standards. The CASp program is governed by Title 21 Voluntary Certified Access Specialist Program Regulations.
Having a CASp inspection done at your property can help you avoid litigation costs, and also demonstrates your business' commitment to its disabled customers. Many of the accessibility issues in parks are not expensive to fix, and simply having a CASp certificate displayed in your office can help ward off the "drive-by lawsuits”.
If you have questions or concerns about your parks ADA compliance, don’t wait until it’s too late, address them today. Complete the ADA hotline form below or contact the CalOHA office for more information on having your park reviewed by a Certified Access Specialist.
Music Licensing Myths
We don’t have live music in our park, so we don’t need a license.
If you play recorded music for your guests, you need a music license.
But there are many ways to obtain a license that fits the needs of your park.
The only way I can be licensed to play music is through an association.
If you are only playing music in your camp store, club room or office you can utilize a music subscription service. The business version of these services come with a license and is typically less costly than a standard license.
Your membership with an association may offer a discounted license for live music and recorded music, ie: karaoke, 80’s nights, luaus, special events but you can also go direct to the music organizations for a license.
We have to be licensed through all 4 music agencies if we provide live music.
You can control the music your musicians play by letting them know the companies you are licensed with so they can design their set lists accordingly.
ASCAP and BMI control about 95% of the music. SESAC is by invitation only so it is a very select group of artists. GMR licenses the Eagles (so if Hotel California is a must then you would need their license).
Movie Licensing Myths
I only have the news on in the camp store or club room, so I don’t need to be licensed.
Many images shown on the news channels are purchased from Getty Images and
subject to copyright laws.
We don’t show movies, we just have some old VHS tapes and DVDs in the club room,
so we don’t need a license.
Any public performance of a movie or tv show is subject to copyright infringement. Even old VHS movies require a license to be played in a public setting in your park.
A license is only required if we charge for the movie night.
A license is required any time you show or provide a movie for public consumption.
A special event license is required if you charge for the movie. If the movie is a revenue stream – you could make the movie free and charge for food and beverage.
Renewal time is approaching quickly, and we have negotiated discounts for our members on a variety of licensing options. Give us a call today to renew your license or discover the right one for your park!
Your membership with California Outdoor Hospitality Association comes packed full of valuable benefits, programs, and tools to keep your park operating at its greatest potential. One of the most useful advantages is that our association has negotiated discounts for our members with propane providers across the state. We have partnered up with Global Gas, Ferrellgas, and Suburban Propane to ensure our parks have access to the best rates and for those taking advantage, the savings have been massive. Switching to one of our propane partners or simply requesting the CalOHA member discount be applied to your current accounts could be the best business decision you make this summer!
Our members at Gold Strike Village made the choice to begin taking advantage of our membership discounts last fall and in less than 7 months they have saved an estimated $26K in propane costs! Bakersfield River Run requested that our member discount be applied to their current account and saved over $9K in their first year, without needing to switch carriers. The savings is that simple and could be a real game changer for your parks budget.
Inflation has hit California hard, rates everywhere are climbing, and every day that you are not taking advantage of these discounted rates is money out the door. Your savings could cover your membership fees and more!
Contact the CalOHA office today for more information or to start saving! (530) 885-1624
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