Condo association orders woman to get rid of one of her dogs

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Today’s feature news story comes from Kaitlyn Ross — known as K9 Kait — of 11 Alive. Susan Raney owns a condo at Miles-Parkway Plaza, governed by the City Heights Condo Association. Condo rules set a limit of two dogs per unit.  And, up until a year ago, Raney owned two pets, and was in compliance with the rules.   Owner adopts a third dog Raney began taking Continue ReadingCondo association orders woman to get rid of one of her dogs

‘Put it in the back yard:’ Yet another HOA restricting the American flag

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities If Sergeant Chris Link wants to display the American flag in his HOA-governed Texas community, he’ll have to put it in his back yard. That’s the suggestion offered by Falls of Fox Creek HOA manager, Tosha Purifoy, as reported by KCEN Channel 6. HOA rules in the Killeen community limit flag displays to just 4 days per year: Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day and Flag Day. The rest Continue Reading‘Put it in the back yard:’ Yet another HOA restricting the American flag

Local media, neighbors help homeowners in violation of HOA, City codes

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  By Deborah Goonan,  Independent American Communities More good news this week, and updates on some earlier posts on IAC. The following three updates remind readers that going public about code violations from your City or HOA often leads to solutions.   Condo residents finally have fire safe building, developer replacing fire alarm system (MO) Last month, as reported on three local television stations, condo residents were taking turns on overnight fire watch, while waiting for Continue ReadingLocal media, neighbors help homeowners in violation of HOA, City codes

Delaware Village of Five Points HOA bullies local library

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  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   You’ve probably noticed that HOAs across the U.S. tend to hate Little Libraries. HOA restrictions rarely allow a homeowner to keep one. But today’s post shares an HOA vs. Little Library story with a twist. The Cape Gazette just published two articles about the Villages of Five Points HOA in Lewes, Delaware. The HOA reportedly has a history of opposing new development near its community, including a proposed Continue ReadingDelaware Village of Five Points HOA bullies local library