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Funds allocated to address lake and river issues (IN)

A funding recommendation to address ongoing dredging at Simonton Lake was approved Monday by the Elkhart County Stormwater Board.  The $250,000 from the stormwater fund, disbursed $125,000 at a time, was approved by county council members in May to address

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CALL 6: Homeowners say state can’t do enough about HOAs (IN)

Some Hoosier homeowners believe the Indiana Attorney General’s office does not have enough authority to intervene when they’re having a problem with their homeowners association, or HOA.  Approximately 960,000 people in Indiana live in a neighborhood with a community association,

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Real fake news: Wherein social media misappropriation hits home

It was six days after Sept. 11, 2001, and the nation was struggling to come to grips with the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a plane that crashed in a

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Growing Community: Local neighborhood embraces shared garden concept (IN)

When Bobbie Sutton moved into the River Run neighborhood in Noblesville, she was surprised that many neighbors didn’t know each other.  “Nobody knew each other’s name, and I’m sorry, I’m not that type of person,” said Sutton, who previously lived

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Tri-State Subdivision Adds Video Surveillance to the Neighborhood

A Tri-State subdivision will now be under video surveillance, recording all kinds of activity in their neighborhood.  After months of work and meetings, six cameras are set up around the entrances to the Keystone subdivision in Vanderburgh County.  The HD

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Fishers man takes to Twitter after racially charged letter is left in family’s mailbox (IN)

A black family who moved to Fishers two months ago said they were sent an anonymous, racially charged letter that suggested they move because their home made their subdivision look like a “ghetto.”  Chris Sullivan, 29, a hospital construction manager

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West Lake homeowners call emergency meeting (IN)

An emergency meeting was called in Noble County by the directors of the West Lakes Community Homeowners Association.  Over the last two weeks the lakes have spilled over their banks and with more rain Wednesday they were concerned about how

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To avoid significant rate hike, Green Acres attempts move away from privately-owned sewer system (IN)

A measure is underway to save Green Acres subdivision residents from a sewer rate hike of nearly $40 per month, though a slight increase could still be inevitable.  The Howard County Board of Commissioners this week approved a petition to

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Elkhart County Council approves $250,000 for Simonton Lake dredging (IN)

he Elkhart County Council Saturday approved giving $250,000 to the Simonton Lake Area Homeowners Association for sediment removal and promised $125,000 more once a watershed management plan is created.  The money will come from the county’s storm water fund.  

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Man dies after fire in condo that didn’t have working smoke alarms (IN)

A man has passed away after previously being pulled from a burning condo on March 11.  The Indianapolis Fire Department said 53-year-old John Williams died on March 14.  IFD investigators said the condo in the 6100 block of Timber Lake

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Financial woes downstream for Falling Waters (IN)

With years of financial and legal woes now in the past, developers of the Falling Waters subdivision are hoping to get back on track, welcoming new buyers to the upscale development.  “The homeowners are just ecstatic,” said Babe Woodward of

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Man in ‘extreme critical condition’ after being pulled from condo fire on southeast side (IN)

A 53-year-old man was sent to Eskenazi Hospital in “extreme critical condition” Saturday after he was pulled from a condominium fire on the southeast side.  A Beech Grove police officer reported the fire at Carriage Courts Neighborhood to 911 and

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Hovious v. Bridgewater Homeowners Association, Inc. (In re Hovious)

The bankruptcy court enters judgment in favor of the debtor and against the home owners’ association but does not award any damages. The debtor argued the HOA violated the discharge injunction when it attempted to collect post-petition dues from the

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Granger residents still struggle with leaves (IN)

Fed up with leaf piles not being picked up by the contractor hired by St. Joseph County, a neighborhood association here took the matter into its own hands.  Rather than waiting for Greenworld Environmental Management to visit, the Quail Ridge

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Board to help fund repair of retention pond (IN)

A project to stabilize a retention pond in a Greenwood neighborhood received approval from a city board.  Part of the dam on a retention pond in the Crystal Lakes subdivision, near Smith Valley and Averitt roads, is intended to direct

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Four people injured in Indy condo complex fire (IN)

The drama unfolded about 3:30 a.m. at Abney Lake Apartments in the 3400 block of Highfield Court. A woman and two children decided to leap to safety–jumping from the condo’s windows, which are about 12 feet off the ground, according

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Maple Grove homeowners defy drainage board rule

Three homeowners in Zionsville’s Maple Grove subdivision on the south side of West Oak Street near County Road 700 East have refused instructions from county officials to remove fences they have built in drainage rights of way.  The homeowners —

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Owners concerned about land sale with covenants gone (IN)

Owners of three properties in a neighborhood off Town Hill Road were surprised in late November to learn that their homeowner’s association had been dissolved.  Phyllis Beck, who owned six of the nine lots in the Southridge Trail subdivision which

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Eagle’s Pointe residents express concerns about property sale (IN)

Trinity Affordable Housing Corp., a Chicago-based non-profit group, publicly announced last month the proposed $22.5 million purchase of 585 units in the housing addition

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Condo owners concerned about cement dust from Ohio River Bridges Project (IN)

As the Ohio River Bridges Project nears completion, it’s no secret motorists are more than ready, but people that call the Jeffersonville riverfront home are especially looking forward to it.  Some Harbours Condominiums residents said they have their own complaints

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Charges filed after audit finds money missing (IN)

A former treasurer of a homeowners association has been charged with theft after an audit revealed more than $39,000 missing from the account.

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2 people hurt in explosion at south side condo (IN)

Two people were hurt in an explosion and fire in a condo on Indianapolis’ south side Monday morning.

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Homeowners pay thousands to illegal HOA

According to state records, the Harvest Glen HOA was dissolved in 2002 because required paperwork to reinstate the organization was never completed.

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Homeowner prevails in Dyer (IN) vinyl siding spat

The association claimed Guerra-Danko’s use of vinyl siding violated an informal prohibition on the product in the subdivision,

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Well contamination problem resurfaces at Granger subdivision (IN)

Their wells had been contaminated by chlorides that leached into the groundwater from a road salt pile

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Woman in serious condition after setting self, condo on fire (IN)

A woman is in serious condition after setting herself and her condo on fire.

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Harbours Condominium (IN) lawsuit finds no wrongdoing

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office has finally settled a lawsuit against members of The Harbours Condominiums Association board that alleged fraud and financial mismanagement.   Read the article…………..

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Sewer rates revised for condo owners (IN)

For several months, local condominium owners have been attending Town Council meetings seeking relief from a Hammond Sanitary District rate structure that bills their homes for sewer service at a commercial property classification.  Read the article……….

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Downtown condo association again files suit for building damage (IN)

The homeowners’ association for a downtown Indianapolis condominium complex again is suing the owner and builder after a new round of problems caused about $6 million in damage to the structure.   Read the article…………..

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Christmas attraction ordered to shut down by homeowners association (IN)

A Christmas attraction in Hamilton County won’t be happening this year after the lights display was shut down by the homeowners association.  The Village Farms Homeowners Association says the massive light display has caused many problems in the past, including

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Man says elevator in building shut down, trapping him in downtown condo (IN)

Using the elevator in the building where Greg Bedan lives has been something of a gamble lately.  “It’s been touch and go absolutely,” said Baden. “You’re not even sure if it’s going to be working.”  That’s a real problem for

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Woman to serve probation for forgery (IN)

A McCordsville woman accused of taking about $128,000 from the Indianapolis homeowners association she was hired to supervise will serve time on probation after admitting her guilt in a Marion County court.    Read the article……………

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Munster (IN) condo owners getting socked by town

Since Jan. 1, condo owners have been charged 112 percent higher sewer flow charge rates than their residential neighbors. A Munster Coalition of Condominium Associations for Equitable Sewer Rates has been appearing at Town Council meetings requesting an update on

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Lawsuit: HOA discriminated against disabled (IN)

Is it legal to ban group homes for the disabled?  That question pierces the heart of an ongoing civil lawsuit among a Lafayette couple, the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana and the Brookfield Farms Homeowners Association, which governs the

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Local communities crack down on door-to-door solicitation (IN)

Several communities in central Indiana are cracking down on door-to-door solicitors, after a series of home and car break-ins.  Geist is the latest area to take a stand on door-to-door solicitors. Tom Britt, the President of Homeowners Association, said groups

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Kenny Chesney’s father arrested in golf club attack (of HOA Prez) (IN)

The victim, identified as Jonathan Matthew Jones, president of the local homeowners’ association, had confronted the 72-year-old Chesney for repeatedly allowing his dog to roam unleashed on the club’s grounds.   Read the article………..

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Careless mistake causes thousands of dollars worth of damage and nearly kills a dog at a North side condo complex (IN)

Fire crews strap on an oxygen mask to a small dog named Tommy, working to revive the animal that was found lifeless inside this North side condo. After a carelessly thrown cigarette sparked the large blaze that caused thousands of

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Lakefront homeowners do not own the beach (IN)

Judge Richard Stalbrink issued an order Friday ruling against lakefront homeowners in Long Beach, saying these property owners do not own exclusive rights to the beach lying north of their deeded land.  This lawsuit was filed by plaintiffs Long Beach

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UPDATE: Military family gets pool membership after HOA lockout (IN)

There is good news for the military family locked out of their neighborhood pool this Fourth of July weekend.  After seeing the Denkers’ story on the WAVE 3 News Facebook page, the Elk Run Golf Club on Charlestown Pike is

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Military family fights for access to neighborhood pool (IN)

Two military veterans and their young daughters may be locked out of their neighborhood pool on the July 4th holiday. The reason? Their homeowners association said they don’t have the right to have full access.     Read the article……….

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Clarksville (IN) condo owners dealing with sewage backup after heavy rains

Friday’s storm which dropped three inches of rain in Clarksville within minutes was the first test of that system which Gilkey admits, seems to have failed in Mary and her neighbor’s homes – the two lowest lying condos of Lakeshore

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Woman dies in Pike Township (IN) condo blaze

A woman is dead following a fire in a Pike Township condo on Tuesday, officials said.  Two women lived in the unit in the 4800 block of London Dr., near I-65. One was outside when firefighters arrived at 5:15 a.m.

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Rule violation may prove costly for St. John (IN) neighborhood (HOA)

A St. John homeowners association that failed to follow its own rules in seeking to punish a property-use violation may be forced to pay thousands of dollars in damages and attorney fees.  The Indiana Court of Appeals last week ruled

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Noblesville firefighters battle condominium fire

Noblesville Fire Department said they responded to a condominium fire on Friday evening to the report of smoke showing from the second floor of the building.   Read more……..

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Kokomo (IN) vet not backing down in HOA dispute over military service rock

A Kokomo veteran says he won’t back down from a dispute with his homeowners association over a rock commemorating his military service.  Retired Col. Billy J. Smyser served 43 years in the U.S. Military, and says he’s proud of that

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Long Beach (IN) property line decision now in judge’s hands

Following oral arguments in a summary judgment hearing in La Porte County Superior Court No. 2 on Wednesday, Judge Richard Stalbrink now has up to 90 days to make a decision in the Long Beach property line dispute.  This is

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Sen. Buck’s (IN) subdivision drainage legislation

For the most part, drainage in Howard County has been a consistently uncontroversial issue, but legislation introduced this session by State Sen. Jim Buck, R-Kokomo, has brought about a contentious discussion concerning the funding roles of counties and private subdivisions.

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Homemade bombs discovered in Center Grove lawns (IN)

Neighbors were working to alert others on Monday. An email from the Homeowners Association warned residents if they see something similar in their yard, do not pick it up.   Read more……….

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Manager takes $120k from the association at the Windslow Crossing condominium complex (IN)

39-year-old Marcy Smitley, is accused of stealing more than $120,000 from a homeowners association she managed on the south side of Indianapolis. Smitley faces 21 felony counts, including theft and forgery.  Read more……..

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Homeowners association supervisor faces 21 counts of forgery, theft in Marion County (IN)

A McCordsville woman is charged with 20 counts of forgery and one count of theft of at least $100,000 in Marion County.    Read more………..

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