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Teen died from carbon monoxide; property association may share blame, court rules (ID)

It’s been more than four years since an 18-year-old Marine died of carbon monoxide poisoning in a Meridian apartment complex — and Idaho courts are still sorting out who, if anyone, is legally liable for the young man’s death……The Forbush

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Residents evacuated in Boise condo fire (ID)

Several southwest Boise residents were evacuated from their homes Wednesday afternoon after a fire was reported in their condominium fourplex.      Read the article……….

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We’re entering fire season. Here’s how to keep your home safe (ID)

Residents of the Meadow Ridge subdivision enjoy a lifestyle somewhere between urban and rural.  A brushy expanse separates the community from the nearby Canyon Rim Trail and Snake River Canyon. Here, a snake glided lazily across a cheat grass-lined dirt

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Homeowners File Suit in Water Dispute (ID)

The Idaho Club Homeowner’s Association is suing to keep water flowing their homes’ taps.  The nonprofit homeowners group is seeking a judicial declaration that VP Inc. must honor its water service contracts with homeowners and cannot unilaterally terminate the service.

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Residents: Home Values Drop Due to Unenforced CCRs (ID)

Residents of a Twin Falls subdivision are considering legal action against developers, saying the covenants, conditions and restrictions meant to regulate the neighborhood’s housing design and upkeep have not been enforced.  Julie Davis moved to Settlers Ridge Subdivision in northwest

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The West Ridge Blues: Lot owners look to overcome water problems (ID)

West Ridge has 120 lots, but only six houses.  The situation is such that Grant Durtschi, who owns a vacant lot in the West Ridge Ranch Subdivision, is also the subdivision’s Home Owners Association (HOA) president.  West Ridge does not

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A win-win situation for horses and homeowners (ID)

The Saddleback Vistas HOA reached out to Valley Advocates for Responsible Development (VARD) for help revitalizing the arena site. VARD put the HOA in touch with HAPI Trails and helped facilitate the contracts for HAPI Trails to take over the

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Former ITD official resigns (ID)

Facing felony theft and fraud charges, Idaho Transportation Department business manager Scott Fellom has resigned.  Fellom is accused of embezzling $13,363.85 in forged checks from the Sunset Ridge Homeowners Association in Post Falls. He was the treasurer of Sun Ridge,

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County, residents duel over elk feeding (ID)

Controversy over private feeding of elk has erupted at Golden Eagle subdivision, with misdemeanor citations issued against two residents there for allegedly feeding the animals and a lawsuit filed by another homeowner in response.     Read the article………….

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ITD manager accused of HOA embezzling (ID)

Idaho Transportation Department business manager Scott Fellom is facing felony grand theft and forgery charges.  According to court documents, Fellom, an employee of ITD’s District I bureau in Coeur d’Alene, is accused of embezzling $13,363.85 in forged checks from the

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Hayden-area man with Christmas light extravaganza sues home owners association for religious discrimination (ID)

A Hayden-area man with a Christmas light extravaganza is suing his home owners association for religious discrimination.  “I thought all that mattered was what rules say,” said Jeremy Morris. “I didn’t realize it kind of doesn’t matter because they still

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Twin Falls man accused of stealing $20K from homeowners association (ID)

A Twin Falls man is being accused of stealing more than $20,000 from a mobile homeowners association in the form of overcompensation.  Eddy D. Packham, 55, posted bond on Monday and had a walk-in arraignment Thursday on a felony theft

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Twin Falls man accused of stealing $20K from homeowners association (ID)

A Twin Falls man is being accused of stealing more than $20,000 from a mobile homeowners association in the form of overcompensation.  Eddy D. Packham, 55, posted bond on Monday and had a walk-in arraignment Thursday on a felony theft

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Senior housing in Garden City slushed in, residents say HOA has given few answers (ID)

The President of the Willowbrook Estates senior living in Garden City says they can’t comment about the slushy conditions in the senior housing development due to a threat of litigation by a resident. But one resident called Six On Your

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Idaho and HOAs fit — sometimes

North Idaho is not what anyone would describe as fertile ground for creating a homeowners association.  “What you have is the truly independent nature of people in this area running straight into a binding contract,” said Brindee Collins of the

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Tamarack Homeowners Pay Some Back Taxes But Valley County Seizes Other Properties Due to Non-Payment (ID)

Members of the Tamarack homeowners association announced in mid-October they would be taking over operations at the resort after acquiring many of the assets and agreeing to pay taxes that had been in arrears for several years. According to this

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HOA clarifies rules, evictions will not occur (ID)

People renting from property management companies in the Driggs neighborhood of Buffalo Junction can breathe easy, thanks to a clarification made by the president of the HOA.  Property management companies such as Grand Valley Lodging were concerned when Buffalo Junction

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New HOA rules may affect tenants (ID)

The homeowners’ association in a north Driggs neighborhood has amended its Rules and Regulations in a way that might cause some evictions this winter.  The Buffalo Junction Homeowners’ Association added a new rule stating that condo owners can only rent

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New HOA rules may affect tenants (ID)

The homeowners’ association in a north Driggs neighborhood has amended its Rules and Regulations in a way that might cause some evictions this winter.  The Buffalo Junction Homeowners’ Association added a new rule stating that condo owners can only rent

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DEQ awards $980,000 low-interest drinking water construction loan to Teton Reserve Homeowners’ Association (ID)

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) on Thursday announced the award of a $980,000 low-interest drinking water construction loan to the Teton Reserve Homeowners’ Association in Teton County.  The funding will be used to install two wells and associated

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Tamarack homeowners’ association takes over resort operation (ID)

The ownership shift comes just in time for Tamarack, which has undergone years of upheaval following bankruptcy in 2008.

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Idaho HOA threatens to sue family over fence

The couple wanted to build a fence to protect their dogs and son in their backyard

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Valley County to auction Tamarack properties (ID)

The resort says the homeowners association is in the process of taking over operations once again

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Idaho Falls homeowners association partners with city to build neighborhood park – East Idaho News

Six years ago, the association had a vision of creating a neighborhood park. They then shared the idea with homeowners, a vote was cast, and plans for raising the necessary funds commenced.

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Sherman letter: HOAs (ID)

Regarding HOAs from hell, some very big points. HOAs are comprised of every homeowner in a community, not mysterious evil overlords; presumably Judy Thomas, of The Kansas City Star, means the board of directors. Boards of directors are elected at

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High court to hear Bonner County case (ID)

The Idaho Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments…..The case involves an action Pend Oreille View Estates brought against a group of landowners in 2013 over road improvements.

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Why some Idahoans hate their HOAs — and some love them

Homeowners associations caught the attention of the Idaho Legislature, which passed a law during the 2014 session attempting to cut down on frivolous HOA-issued fines.

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Don’t You Be My Neighbor (ID)

The Idaho Legislature decides if homeowners should be allowed to rent homes temporarily despite HOA pushback

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(ID) Senate narrowly backs legislation to keep HOA’s from barring AirBnB or other short-term rentals

Some homeowner’s associations in Idaho have moved to limit short-term rentals, with the growing popularity of online home vacation rentals like AirBnB;

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Condos are not houses — questions to ask yourself before trying ‘complex’ living

when you own a condo, someone else gets to do all that fun stuff. Someone else does the worrying, someone else does the maintenance and someone else makes the rules

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Valley Club prohibits planting yew (ID)

The Valley Club Owners Association has taken steps toward eliminating poisonous yew plants from properties

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Buffalo Junction (ID) HOA evicts tenants: Property managers seek answers

In late December the Buffalo Junction HOA board informed Wheeler and his roommate that they did not fit the required “single family” description for renting a unit in the neighborhood.  “Long-term leases/rentals are restricted to a single family and a

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Driggs (ID) renters threatened with eviction

A Driggs resident’s lease isn’t up until this coming July, but that doesn’t mean the neighborhood homeowner association (HOA) isn’t trying to kick him out of his condo.  Bill Smith (the tenant’s name has been changed to protect his identity)

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Some neighbors happy Hayden (ID) light display is over

Sunday was the last day for the controversial Christmas Light display in Hayden, Idaho.  Some neighbors said they are thankful it is over.   Read the article………

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City of Eagle (ID) removes barbed wire from fence along Greenbelt path; HOA disputes city officials’ account

An Eagle City Council member said Friday that city leaders voted Tuesday to remove “nuisance” barbed wire from a fence along the Greenbelt in the Laguna Pointe subdivision.  The barbed wire was removed on Wednesday, said council member Mary McFarland.

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HOA backs down from lawsuit over Hayden (ID) Christmas lights

The saga of a Hayden man’s controversial Christmas display continues.  The West Hayden Estates Homeowner’s Association Board said Tuesday it will not be suing Jeremy Morris over his light display. The Vice President of the HOA board emphasized that their

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Hayden (ID) man vows to fight lawsuit threatened over his planned Christmas display

When Jeremy Morris learned last month that his Hayden homeowners association may file a lawsuit to block his planned Christmas extravaganza, he fired back a one-word response: “Nuts!”  Read the article………….

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City calls on homeowners to care for common areas (ID)

The city invited more than 100 homeowners of the Mountain Ridge subdivision to a special workgroup meeting to encourage the residents to start maintaining five small parcels of land within their community.  Read the article………….

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Caldwell (ID) woman sentenced for grand theft

A 72-year-old Caldwell woman will spend 60 days in jail followed by five years of probation for stealing tens of thousands of dollars from her retirement community’s homeowners association.  Ellie Agueros pleaded guilty in April to grand theft, admitting she’d

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Laguna Pointe HOA sues (city of) Eagle (ID) over barbed wire fence, parking near Greenbelt

The City of Eagle told a homeowners association last month that it must remove a barbed wire fence because it is unsafe for bicyclists and pedestrians using the Boise River Greenbelt.  The fence runs along a public path near a

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Retirement community treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement (ID)

The former treasurer of a Caldwell retirement community has pleaded guilty to grand theft after embezzling more than $30,000 in homeowners’ association funds, according to court records. Ellie Agueros, 72, is scheduled to be sentenced May 19 before 3rd District

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Examining the Lake Kachess project: Homeowners concerned with deeper reservoir drawdown

William Campbell, a board member of the Kachess Homeowners Association, said in a letter to commissioners that coming away from the Feb. 28 meeting there was the understanding that homeowners would meet with only with the three commissioners, as their

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Replay Resorts to take control of Tamarack Resort

Meanwhile, TMA says they will hand over operation and management of Osprey Meadows Golf Course to Retirement Security Plan and Trust in April. The change in management comes in response to a lawsuit filed against the homeowners association. TMA says

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Residents: Home Values Drop Due to Unenforced CCRs (ID)

Residents of a Twin Falls subdivision are considering legal action against developers, saying the covenants, conditions and restrictions meant to regulate the neighborhood’s housing design and upkeep have not been enforced.     Read more……..

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Whitefish (ID) subdivision sues over city’s no-gate rule

The Grouse Mountain Estates Homeowners Association has sued the city of Whitefish over a recent resolution passed by the City Council that stiffened the city’s prohibition of gated communities.    Read more………

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Vet gets apology from HOA over American flag flap (ID)

Korean War vet Curtis Benham, who was asked by his homeowners association to remove an American flag from his window has received an apology from the HOA and the overwhelming support of his neighbors.    Read more……..

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Korean War vet fights HOA over flag display (ID)

Curtis Benham, an 81-year-old Korean War veteran living in Post Falls, was asked to remove an American flag from his front window by his homeowners association or face the financial consequences. Benham is ready to stand his ground.  Read more………

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New law to tame down Idaho neighborhood HOA’s

State Senator Jim Rice backed a bill that would require an association’s board to to pass a majority vote before issuing fines or penalties to a homeowner. According to the bill, the homeowner would also have to be given 30

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Subdivision management groups say regulation would improve industry business practices (ID)

“It’s a natural point of conflict,” he said. “How many dandelions can be in your yard before it’s a violation? How tall can the RV be before it’s out of compliance? If it is, the HOA board has to interpret

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New Idaho Law Aims To Curb Power Of Homeowners’ Associations

A new Idaho law set to take effect this summer will curb the power of homeowners’ associations after state lawmakers felt some organizations were abusing their authority.     Read more…….

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