As Lewes Library fights HOA fines, homeowners may elect new board

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Will an upcoming homeowners’ association election at Villages of Five Points end the HOA war against a Little Free Library? Carl Frampton, president of Town Center West townhomes at Five Points, tells Cape Gazette that there’s a community movement to elect two new at-large board members at the June 15 annual meeting. Frampton criticized the current board and its President, John Eikrem, for fining the library $6,000, shutting down fun outdoor Continue ReadingAs Lewes Library fights HOA fines, homeowners may elect new board

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