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Stormwater issues leaving city up a creek (AL)

Vestavia Lake, which sits on private property owned by the Vestavia Lake Homeowners Association (VLHA), has lost between three and six feet of depth in the last 20 years, according to homeowners Tommy McCain and Alan Arrington.  That loss of

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Homeowners ask “where’s our HOA money?” Developer won’t share details (AL)

Homeowners in an Alabaster subdivision claim they’re being “rooked” paying hundreds of dollars every year with no details on where it’s going. No meetings, no detailed budgets, no communication from their Homeowners Association. They brought their complaints to our Fighting

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Homeowners complain about practices of Towne Lake HOA (AL)

Louis “Lou” Balestrieri moved his family to Montgomery’s Towne Lake community from New York in October 2011, and he said he began to feel targeted by the community’s Homeowner’s Association in early 2012.  According to Balestrieri, he has been sent

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Madison man forced to vacate home after losing court fight with homeowner’s association (AL)

Madison resident Douglas Pegues has been in his Shamrock Drive home for 11 years, but Tuesday he began living in a hotel until he sorts out a court dispute that has pushed him out of that house.  A retired Boeing

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Drainage dilemma threatens family’s home (AL)

Repair estimates to put in a proper drainage system run $60,000 according to Whitaker. Something she says she could never afford to do on her own.  A Jefferson County judge is expected to rule this month, whether Whitaker’s lawsuit can

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Homeowners in Madison upset after receiving $7,500 water bill (AL)

A local homeowners association hit with a $7,500 water bill, and people who live there say it’s not their fault.  People who live in the Stone Gate sub-division is off of Wall-Triana said the bill is for a water meter

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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

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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

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Regency Oaks Homeowner Association Board Member talks about road closing

Jones explained the board has looked at a number of options to deal with speeders. She said the Regency Oaks homeowners would have to pay for speed tables

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Battle over street closure heats up (AL)

Andover Boulevard was suddenly closed more than a week ago. It suddenly reopened Sunday, but it was closed again

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

she assured her neighbors there was no connection between Lundy and the accused murderer Warren Hardy.

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Helena (AL) homeowner fears underground stream causing sinkholes

Culp fears there is major underground drainage problem in his neighborhood, which could be impacting some of the houses around him.

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New Alabama law sets out rules for homeowners associations

Associations must also provide or direct potential buyers to public records containing information such as the homeowners’ association covenant, the current operating budget and a list of all common areas, according to the law.

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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)

At that time, the HOA put together a committee to work on a plan and open communication with Farmer regarding the property.

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

A landowner intends to sell land adjacent to the subdivision to a developer who plans to build rent controlled housing, a permitted use under the land’s current zoning designation

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

disputes can arise when developers hold on too long. Some homeowners called Fighting For You for help resolving issues

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

Designed to provided transparency for homeowners’ associations across the state, the Alabama Office of the Secretary of State announced the activation of a new electronic database

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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.

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

The roads in Liberty Park are private roads, and so are not subject to the police presence of the public.

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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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