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Information roadblock and the Andover Boulevard controversy (AL)

A FOX10 News investigation has uncovered some information a city leader apparently doesn’t want to talk about.   A Mobile City Council member is accused by some of his constituents of showing favoritism to an affluent neighborhood in his district

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3 rescued from early morning condo fire

A couple and their son were rescued from a condo fire early Tuesday morning.  Crews are still on the scene where the fire started shortly after 3 a.m. in the second-floor living room area of a Waterford Condo Homes unit

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Manager Pleads Guilty to Stealing $350,000 from Condominium Associations (AL)

A Birmingham woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to stealing more than $350,000 from condominium homeowner associations, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance and FBI Special Agent in Charge Roger C. Stanton.  JILL ROUSE, formerly Jill Rouse Boothby, 43,

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New HUD condo rules may benefit Alabama markets

Fallout from the housing crash of 2008 can still be felt throughout the housing market today.  One area in particular is the condominium market, where lending over the past eight years has become more strict for individual units.  Last week,

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HOA response to squatting, investigation into possibly terrorism in neighborhood (AL)

People who live in the Lake Forest subdivision, where squatters were allegedly running a massive fraud and identity theft ring, want to know why it took so long to remove the suspects.  One neighbor told WAAY 31 she’s been reporting

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Regency Oaks Homeowner Association Board Member talks about road closing

One member of the Regency Oaks Homeowners Association Board says she was surprised when the road to the neighboring subdivision was blocked last week.  Dianne Jones is the first board member to talk publicly about the road closing that sparked

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Battle over street closure heats up (AL)

There’s are new developments in the story we first told you about last week. It involves a battle between neighboring west Mobile subdivisions over a street closure.  Andover Boulevard was suddenly closed more than a week ago. It suddenly reopened

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Morland Shores HOA president: fatal shooting ‘will never make any sense’ (AL)

The president of the Morland Shores Homeowners Association shared a very emotional message with neighbors after a neighbor was shot to death in the gated neighborhood Friday evening.  Kathie Kiss is the president of the neighborhood’s HOA and shared a

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Helena (AL) homeowner fears underground stream causing sinkholes

Culp said there appears to be an underground water source creating sinkholes on his property.  Most of his backyard is now excavated, with heavy digging machinery parked near his driveway.   His homeowner’s association has sent him a cease and desist

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New Alabama law sets out rules for homeowners associations

A law regarding these groups, known as the Homeowners Association Act, took effect Jan 1. Under the law, homeowners associations must register as nonprofit groups with the Alabama Secretary of State’s office or their local probate judge. Associations must also

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ADEM concludes investigation on Eastern Area Landfill

The Alabama Dept. of Environmental Management issued a consent decree about the Eastern Area Landfill to the City of Birmingham on April 20, nearly three years after a complaint was filed by the Magnolia Place Homeowners’ Association. The Homeowner’s Association

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Planning commission approves Eagle Point golf course rezoning (AL)

Ripon Britton, an attorney representing the HOA, spoke in support of the rezoning request. When news that the golf course was being sold got out a few months ago, Britton said there was concern in the neighborhood regarding the loss

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Clock ticking for Highlands homeowners on possible land purchase deal (AL)

Homeowners in the upscale Highlands subdivision in west Dothan appear faced with a major decision and a tight deadline.  A landowner intends to sell land adjacent to the subdivision to a developer who plans to build rent controlled housing, a

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Fighting For You: helping homeowners have a voice (AL)

Homeowner’s Associations or HOA’S are a way for property owners and developers to protect their investment keeping the yards manicured and homes in good shape. But disputes can arise when developers hold on too long. Some homeowners called Fighting For

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Working for you: Trusting others with your money (AL)

Chances are you live in a neighborhood with a homeowners association, or you have a child in a youth sports league. But how well do you know the person keeping the books? Are there checks an balances?   Read the article…………….

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How Alabama lawmakers slowed Fort Morgan’s incorporation push

The Legislature, despite a push by hundreds of Fort Morgan families, won’t consider a bill this spring that would let them vote on whether to incorporate as a city.   Read the article…………..

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Vestavia Hills (AL) accountant charged with stealing from condo association, youth softball league

A Vestavia Hills woman, who has worked as an accountant for two decades, was arrested for allegedly stealing from a condo association and a youth softball team for which she served as treasurer.    Read the article…………..

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State launched electronic database to clear confusion, post docs for Ala. homeowners’ associations

The database is a direct result of 2015’s Alabama Homeowners’ Association Act, which Governor Robert Bentley signed into law requiring the Secretary of State to implement and maintain an electronic database with which homeowner’s associations must file certain association documents.

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Helena (AL) homeowners discuss safety concerns

Residents of a Helena neighborhood held a meeting Sunday night to discuss crime concerns and how they can make their subdivision safer.  It was standing room only. The Timberlake Homeowners Association met with fifty Residents to discuss the possibility of

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Liberty Park private roads prevent speeder arrests, Vestavia Hills (AL) says

Some Liberty Park residents are calling for speed limit enforcement in their subdivision.  The roads in Liberty Park are private roads, and so are not subject to the police presence of the public.    Read the article…………

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Legislation (AL) seeks to clear confusion, post documentation for homeowners’ associations

According to information on the Association of County Commissions of Alabama website, the Alabama Homeowners’ Association Act was conceived following complaints from homeowners who didn’t know they were bound to the covenants and fees imposed by associations.   Read the article…………

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Condo fire started by electrical issue (AL)

If you look at surveillance video of Island Dunes Condos at around midnight on Tuesday morning, it’s hard to see much. But a small white dot shows the first sparks of a fire that would rapidly grow throughout the morning.

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‘Battle of the Corn’ continues in Hampton Cove (AL)

A homeowners’ association and one of its residents continue to be at loggerheads over a homegrown crop of corn.  Ken Mackenzie continues to fight the Hampton Cove Homeowners Association over what he claims are his rights to grow corn in

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Homeowners’ association wants to can man’s idea to grow corn (AL)

A homeowners’ association is telling resident Ken Mackenzie to chuck his corn crop, but he says he’s going to shuck it instead.  Mackenzie lives in the Hampton Cove community and planted a crop of corn in his front yard to

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Problems build up for Magnolia Place detention pond (AL)

In 2013, the Magnolia Place Homeowner’s Association (MPHOA) detention pond in Trussville suddenly filled to overflowing. An investigation revealed that the primary cause was storm water and silt being diverted from Birmingham’s Eastern Area Landfill, which is adjacent to the

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Baldwin County (AL) Commission, Point Clear homeowners group at odds over drainage agreement

Baldwin County officials and a property owners association in Point Clear are at odds over an agreement that commissioners say could be precedent-setting by putting county taxpayers on the hook for private subdivision maintenance.  The issue focuses on an easement

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Tense Video Shows the Moment a Man Is Confronted for Flying His Drone on a ‘Public Beach’: ‘You’ve Been Told’

The guest of an Orange Beach, Alabama, condo had to ground operations after an “emotionally distressed angry man” who said he was an employee confronted him.  Kevin Henderson, the man behind the controls, said another man who was also flying

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7 injured in Huntsville (AL) condominium fire

Huntsville Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at Cobblestone Condominiums off of Sparkman Drive on Tuesday morning at around 3 a.m.    Read more………

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Lawsuit filed against city (AL) for neighborhood road closure

City Attorney Ricardo Woods confirmed Tuesday that Janice Morton-Hunte filed a lawsuit against the city council, the city, the Airmont Homeowners Association and its president, claiming that the city council’s decision to vacate Montclaire Way was illegal without all property

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HUD Charges, Reaches Settlements with Housing Providers in AL, CA, MI and NH After Complaints Alleging Discrimination Against Residents with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that it has charged housing providers operating in California and New Hampshire, and reached settlement agreements with providers in Alabama and Michigan amid allegations that they discriminated against residents

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Morris’ Overbrook Highlands (AL) development finally gets streets fully paved after five years’ wait

After more than a five-year wait, some Morris residents are happy to have a paving project finished in their neighborhood.   Read more……..

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Village of Providence HOA addresses controversy

But recently residents have been questioning that quality, along with where their fees and dues are really going.   Monday, the development’s homeowners association addressed those concerns at an open meeting.     Read more……..

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Village of Providence (AL) neighbors turn to City for help with HOA

Residents in one Huntsville community are turning to the City for answers they can’t seem to get.  Doctor Angela Sommerfield has lived in the neighborhood for eight years. She’s kept quiet until now.    Read more………

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Analyst reviews legal options in sewer billing debate (AL)

They received bills from a sewer company for hundreds of dollars they never knew they owed. The company claims they recently discovered some homes had been hooked up to their lines for years without being billed. They claim the developer,

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Morris subdivision (AL) residents still upset over developer’s unfinished street paving

According to some of them, and to Morris Mayor Joe Pylant, their subdivision developer had promised to have the Overbrook Highlands subdivision paved by the time winter 2013 started.       Read more……..

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Manager of 4 Tuscaloosa (AL) homeowner associations stole $80,000 from them over 4 years

An eight-month investigation came to an end Wednesday when the manager of four homeowner associations was arrested a charged with stealing from them.   Read more…….

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Dam breach leads to council confrontation (AL)

The heavy rains led to the breach of a dam at one end of a detention pondbetween the Lexington Park and The Cottages developments off Fieldstown Road in Gardendale. According to city officials, the breach occurred because an overflow pipe

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After three pitbull attacks, Shelby County (AL) subdivision residents ask judge for dog’s removal; owner maintains dog ‘not vicious’

A Shelby County homeowners association is asking a judge to order one couple to remove their pitbull dog “Kelly” from their home after three attacks on residents, including one woman who said she was bitten as she pushed her infant

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Gulf Shores residents worry about unsafe conditions

One of the biggest issues for neighbors Fox10 News spoke with is the pool in the center of the neighborhood. The pool and adjacent pool house are also under bank control following the dissolving of the former home owners association

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Roof in Limestone Co. (AL) crushes cars during storm

The Bay Pointe Condominium Complex in West Limestone County took a direct hit from the storm. Part of the roof came off and destroyed several vehicles. The condos sit feet away from the Tennessee River.     Read more…….

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StillWaters (AL) residents fight logging in their community

For several months, a gated residential community on Lake Martin has been taking legal action against one of its largest property owners. The case centers on the issue of logging and whether it violates the community’s bylaws.   Read more……

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Loxley (AL) Homeowners Association Kills Geese

The Lakeland Homeowners Association in Loxley is killing geese at subdivision pond. The HOA considers the geese nuisance birds. The Lakeland HOA would not talk to us on camera but a board member did confirm the association has eliminated at

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Bank seeks help from city on foreclosed subdivision (AL)

People’s Bank is seeking financial help from the City of Hanceville on the incomplete, foreclosed subdivision Baylor Cove so it can get the struggling development’s residential streets paved.   Read more……..

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A subdivision divided

Saturday residents of Whitworth, a subdivision in Madison, protested Woodland Homes on Highway 72. The residents are upset because their homeowners association dues keep increasing every two years. One resident said when he moved in the dues were 150 dollars

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City to make decision soon on legal action for subdivision roads (AL)

The City Council will decide on a course of action to remedy the unfinished streets in the MacDonald Farms subdivision within 30 days, Mayor William Isley said Monday night.     Read more…….

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AL: Homeowners’ associations face scrutiny

A state task force is looking into homeowners’ associations and whether they’re too restrictive. One Montgomery resident says he knows the issues firsthand.  Read More……

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