Everybody, thanks so much for your replies.
As far as I know, every unit in my condo building was built close to identical, so the HVAC closets for the 2 people living above me are directly above mine. As far as I've been told by my condo maintenance man, one drain line from the 3rd floor runs straight through slab to slab into each HVAC closet and terminates directly outside onto a little plastic runoff that disseminates the water into the soil. (right outside my patio)
From the incident the prior winter, I've already been suspicious of the Condo Association giving me excuses in order to not cough up $$$ and perhaps providing me with false information that I would not be able to verify (well, not easily). I am seriously considering a venture up on the roof to find out if this condensation drain line (supposedly ONLY for our 3 HVAC units) is connected to the roof drainage which would only make sense to me at this point. Also before assuming too much, am I correct in that roof drainage is a part of the Condo Association responsibility? The way I understood it was public/common areas and exterior (roof) is theirs and everything inside my walls is mine (which is how they're sticking it to me, arguing that the drain line runs inside and part of 'indoor plumbing' despite where it comes from).
First things first, and when I get a chance today I'll see if I can catch whoever lives on the 3rd floor directly above me and ask them if I can see where their drain line begins (slipped my mind this weekend). If it is run from above their ceiling then I feel that should be enough information to fire back at the Condo Association with. However, if that is not the case then heat tape should do it for me. I've found some kits for about $40 online that should work well. Either way, I'm greatly relieved to find a way out of the thousands of dollars the Condo Association was trying to stick me with.
You guys are great. Thanks for reading