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Downingtown Community Association residents take pride in making their surroundings as pristine as possible, and that means planting flowers and shrubs to add character to the community. Downingtown has many volunteers willing to plant and weed, but Amanda Reilly, president of the board, prefers to pay the association's landscaping contractor to do the work. Reilly has discouraged homeowners from volunteering to do the work because she knows the professionals will do a great job. She's also concerned abo​ut the community's liability if the volunteers get hurt while doing the work.

Should Downingtown Community Association be concerned about volunteers doing the landscaping work? How can it capture the volunteers' enthusiasm but not risk shoddy work or injuries while it's being performed?

​Tell us what you think. Leave your response below by July 27​. Selected responses will be featured in the next issue of Common Ground. Responses may be edited for length and clarity.


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