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

A group of residents of The Estates at Eagle’s Pointe say they hope a company purchasing more than half of the 1,125 housing units in the subdivision will turn over control of the homeowners association.  Trinity Affordable Housing Corp., a

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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. Jennifer L. Schmid, 40, was charged after she admitted to the president of Surprise Park Improvement Association

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

One of the people in the condo smelled gas in her third floor condo around 1 p.m. Sunday. She called maintenance, who turned off the furnace. The maintenance workers planned on calling for a repair Monday morning.   Read the article…………

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Homeowners pay thousands to illegal HOA

For more than a decade, homeowners in a Cumberland neighborhood have been paying dues to an 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

A Dyer homeowners association went too far when it ordered a resident who replaced her termite-affected cedar siding with vinyl siding to remove it, a divided Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.     Read the article…………

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Well contamination problem resurfaces at Granger subdivision (IN)

But more than 24 years later, residents are again dealing with the same problem. In 2014, as the city of Mishawaka was considering buying part of the Juday Creek golf course for development of a wellfield, a test well found

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

The woman told crews on scene that she was lighting a cigarette when her hair accidentally caught fire. As she attempted to put her hair out, she caught nearby items on fire, which quickly spread throughout the condo.   Read the

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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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Edgewater residents now favor Ryland plans (IN)

What a difference a couple of months has made in residents’ reaction to plans by Ryland Homes to take over and complete the development of the Edgewater subdivision.    Read more……..

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(IN) Sen. Buck authors bill to fix his storm drains

The greatest perquisite of being a state legislator is the ability to craft law. Sen. Jim Buck has found a way to make that work in his favor by authoring Senate Bill 481. The bill, if enacted, would force county

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(IN) House passes Moseley bill expanding transparency in homeowners groups

Legislation championed by co-author State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, holding homeowners associations to higher standards of accountability was unanimously approved by members of the Indiana House of Representatives.   Read more……….

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Homeowners association plans to purchase Green Acres Golf Course (IN)

After months of speculation, Green Acres owner Scott Lods confirmed Wednesday that the gears have been set in motion to transfer ownership of the course to the Green Acres homeowners association.      Read more……….

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Some gated communities may still keep politicians out (IN)

Lakes of the Four Seasons and similar gated communities that own their roads and sidewalks may once again become no-go zones for campaigning politicians.  On Wednesday, the House Elections Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1236 exempting gated neighborhoods with privately

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Grissom (IN) redefined

Twenty years ago, the massive 300-acre subdivision that’s now known as The Estates at Eagle’s Pointe was nearly a ghost town.  More than 1,000 housing units sat vacant. The tangle of streets weaving through the housing area was eerily silent.

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Family escapes fire in neighboring vacant condo (IN)

An east side family is recovering Sunday after being evacuated for a fire early this morning.    Read more………

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Veteran’s flagpole will stay standing, fight with HOA resolved (IN)

A central Indiana veteran and his wife tell us a dispute with their homeowners association (HOA) about their flag pole has been resolved. It will stay standing.  Judy Willits told FOX59 they received word from their attorney Tuesday night that

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Flagpole fight attracts attention of Hancock County (IN) prosecutor

There’s a new twist in a veteran’s fight to keep his flagpole despite threats by his homeowners association. The homeowner says it stands for freedom, but the homeowners association says it violates policy.  The story generated hundreds of comments on

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Homeowners association threatened with civil lawsuit (IN)

The Hancock County prosecutor has threatened to sue a local homeowners association in response to a dispute over a flagpole the association told a resident violates its covenants.   Read more………

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Disabled Army veteran, Greenfield (IN) homeowners’ association battle over flagpole placement

A local couple’s desire to keep a flagpole in their front yard so they can fly an American flag has sparked controversy in a Greenfield subdivision.  The debate has grown so heated that both sides have hired attorneys, and the

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Couple sentenced in theft of HOA funds (IN)

Before sentencing Janice L. Leach to three years in jail and her husband Clemmeth Leach Jr. to one year in jail, Morgan County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Hanson had strong words for the couple. (The rest of the article is

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Citizens Energy, Arbor Village’s HOA reach deal to settle $60K delinquency (IN)

Hundreds of residents on the northwest side of Indianapolis will not lose water next Monday, thanks to an arrangement between their neighborhood association and Citizens Energy Group.  But, it will cost each resident hundreds of dollars to keep the water

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Lightning strike suspected in Westfield (IN) condominium fire

Fire crews were called to the scene of a fire at a multi-story condominium in Westfield on Monday.  The building on Middlebury Court had smoke showing from the roof. Firefighters say it was caused by a possible lightning strike.  

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Residents of Packard condos (IN) settle suit with developer

Residents of downtown’s The Packard condominiums have settled a two-year-old lawsuit with developer Kosene & Kosene Residential.  Terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but the homeowners association noted in a statement that the agreement would lead to repayment of

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Community Association Services of Indiana Launches Facebook Contest “Community Association Living Is a Beautiful Thing”

Community Association Services of Indiana (CASI), an Associa company, recently launched a Facebook promotion to reward its Indianapolis-area homeowners who want to show off their “yard.      Read more………

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Heavy rains, blocked retention pond cause flooding

FOX59 contacted the city and Citizens in an attempt to find out who is responsible for the clogged pipe. Citizens sent an inspector to look at the pond. Officials with Department of Public Works said an engineering team will look

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Financial support needed for dredging plans on Simonton Lake (IN)

If you want to get an idea of how bad the sediment buildup is in parts of Simonton Lake, just cruise through the “narrows” that connect the lake’s two big basins and witness the amount of dirt kicked up in

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