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4 Albemarle dams get grants to improve risk levels (VA)

Four dam owners in Albemarle County have received a total of about $107,000 in state grants to help reduce the risk of dam failures.  About $1.15 million in grants from the Virginia Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund,

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Neighbors at odds over dam repair (SC)

Lake Dogwood recently became the fourth community in Richland County that voted to tax itself to rebuild a dam, bringing life back to Dogwood Lake.  Forty-nine of the community’s 110 registered voters went to the polls, voting 33-15 to create

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Landmark subdivision residents to form RID for roads (MT)

A subdivision in the Belgrade area is in preliminary stages of vetting residents on whether they would support a designation to collect fees for future road maintenance costs.  Landmark subdivision Homeowner’s Association proposed the area be designated as a Maintenance

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Seniors Deal With Pot Holes Outside Assisted Living Community (TN)

Seniors at one Middle Tennessee Senior Living community have taken notice of the pot hole problem outside their building.  Residents at Morningside of Springfield claim they’ve been dealing with bad pot holes on the road leading to the complex for

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Lakes become wastelands in flood stricken communities (SC)

Close to two years after more than 50 dams breached in the October 2015 flood, the Department of Transportation says nearly a dozen privately owned dams still sit in limbo.  Others have already made the decision not to rebuild. At

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Holly Lake Returns After Homeowners Ask for Community Support (NJ)

A small lake owned by two homeowners associations in Little Egg Harbor Township has been restored to its former sparkling self after repairs were made to the wooden dam. A year ago, the spillway was undermined and the lake water

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Special tax district for dam repairs, rehab up for vote by Henry County BOC (SC)

Homeowner associations and communities throughout Henry County will the have the option of becoming part of a special tax district that would help pay for dam repairs and rehabilitation near their neighborhoods. The STD would be the first of its

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Timetable could soon be coming to replace bridge damaged in 2015 flood (SC)

For months now, SCDOT officials say their biggest barrier to getting the roadway fixed was a dam that sits underneath it. Both the dam and the road collapsed due to rising waters on Lake Elizabeth during the epic flood.  Officials

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Henrico homeowner concerned HOA isn’t handling aging gas lines (VA)

A Henrico homeowner is concerned that her homeowner’s association isn’t dealing with aging gas lines.  For 32 years, Maggie Hagen has called the Deerwood Condominiums her home.  “It has been fun, a great neighborhood to live in,” Hagen said.  But

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State orders Fayetteville dam breached as neighbors spar (NC)

State regulators plan to breach a Fayetteville neighborhood dam because the owners have failed to make repairs after several warnings.  On May 2, the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality declared an emergency that allows it to breach the 10-acre lake

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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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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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Norman leaders consider purchasing private dam (OK)

Norman city leaders are considering the purchase of a private dam.  Councilors and attorneys met in executive session Tuesday to talk about buying Misty Lake Dam.  The dam sits at the Summit Lakes Addition a private property. It has been

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Homeowners’ group wants road deeded to township (PA)

Other than wanting to help resolve the matter, Kennett Township officials say they “don’t have a dog in the fight” among neighbors on Black Rock Hill Road.  The Kennett Township supervisor’s meeting Wednesday night had a nearly empty official agenda

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Stoneleigh residents optimistic about county plans to relieve flooding (MD)

After the first two storms, John Gramiccioni knew the severe flooding in front of his Kingston Road home, in Stoneleigh, was no fluke.  In the past, rain had caused some overflow in the Towson community, he said, but nothing like

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Town of Niagara neighbors dealing with sewage backup (NY)

Sewage is backing up in toilets and some lawns and driveways in parts of the neighborhood. The problem has been happening over the past month. The mess is not for the town to clean up, rather the homeowners association.  Some

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Falls Lake dam release means flooding for Raleigh neighborhood (NC)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened up Falls Lake dam a little more Friday – frustrating some residents downstream.  Water is flowing from the dam at about 45,000 gallons per second – 7,000 gallons per second more than Thursday.

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Homeowners’ group wants road deeded to township

Other than wanting to help resolve the matter, Kennett Township officials say they “don’t have a dog in the fight” among neighbors on Black Rock Hill Road.  The Kennett Township supervisor’s meeting Wednesday night had a nearly empty official agenda—only

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Highlands residents seek Third Class City status (KS)

Members of the Highlands Homeowners Association have scheduled a “Town Hall” meeting in two weeks to discuss getting the golf course-centered subdivision north of Hutchinson designated a Third Class City.  Reno County Commission Chairman Dan Deming announced the meeting and

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The Risks of Delegating Infrastructure Maintenance to Community Associations

Common-interest community associations, including home owner associations (HOAs), condominium associations, and housing cooperatives, play a critical role in the maintenance of local infrastructure. Over the past few decades, a growing number of cities and counties have delegated the responsibility for

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Mirror Lake Drive washout inconveniences VanStory Hills (NC)

Fayetteville plans to restore two city-owned dams, such as in VanStory Hills, but not pay to restore other private dams, under new policy   Read the article…………..

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Officials search for reasons two upscale Wandermere homes’ foundations became unstable (WA)

In January, Dr. Joel McCullough agreed to pay $595,000 for a home in the upscale Wandermere Estates neighborhood north of Spokane.  At the end of March, he was told to get out, or risk his safety.  McCullough’s house and the

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Couple Blames HOA For Crumbling Home (TX)

A Hood County home is slowly crumbling into the Brazos River.  It’s owner, Mark Hall, says he first noticed something was wrong a year and a half ago, when he woke to find part of his patio missing.  “The whole

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Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city (GA)

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in Bent Tree Crossing subdivision.  The residents of the subdivision, led by Maegan Hakes, explained to

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Leesburg Council Rejects Exeter Dam Settlement Offer (VA)

The Town Council has rejected another settlement offer from one of its largest HOAs.  The Exeter Homeowner’s Association filed a lawsuit against the town last year to establish ownership of a stormwater management dam on the HOA’s property. What neither

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County balks at funding West Lake lights (GA)

Some West Lake residents want the county to help defray the cost of installing new street lights.  But at nearly $80,000, county officials says they don’t have the money nor the inclination to lend a hand.  A representative of the

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Water is an Enemy to Asphalt Paving

In the asphalt paving business we are asked many questions regarding proper maintenance of pavement surfaces for driveways, parking lots and roads. Our best advice is to be proactive about maintenance to ensure the life of your pavement surface.  As

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Florence community forms HOA to fix damaged Bennett Lake dam (SC)

Lake Bennett in Florence is still empty months after the dam broke during hurricane Matthew.  Bob Lynch and his wife built their home on Lake Bennett 15 years ago for the water view. Now it’s not quite the view they’re

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Dispute over road repairs raises questions in Mill Creek (WA)

Help from the homeowners association certainly added volume to the latest complaints.  Before there was the city of Mill Creek there was the development of Mill Creek.  The nonprofit Mill Creek Community Association, formed by its developer in 1974, now

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Carrollton residents seek vote on infill of contaminated silt basin (TX)

Two homeowner’s association boards in the Country Place subdivision have voted to fill a nearby silt basin that contains traces of beryllium, lead and other contaminants, despite opposition from some residents.   The Country Place and Townhome One HOA boards

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Homeowners Association repairing their own dunes (FL)

When Hurricane Matthew blew out of town, the 2.3 mile stretch of dunes on the Hammock Dunes Beach was left destroyed.  The storm that crept along the coast Oct. 7, 2016 left just enough of the dunes to protect the

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Homeowners to shoulder costs of sewer work (OH)

When a new sewer system is installed in the Pheasant Run housing development over the next year, homeowners there will be responsible for helping to pay off the cost of the project, with most shouldering an assessment of $14,679.48.  That

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Homeowner questions responsibility for broken pipe, erosion (NC)

A damaged drainage pipe and the water leaking from it, especially during the heavy rains of Hurricane Matthew, has caused extreme erosion at a Raintree home     Read the article…………..

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Money remains the big challenge in addressing Ahwatukee flood hazards (AZ)

Maricopa County flood control experts have proposed over $1 million worth of drainage improvements to seven Ahwatukee sites where serious flooding could cause more than an estimated $2.4 million in damage to homes and businesses.  But when those fixes might

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Lawsuit settlement over collapsed flume/storm sewer OK’d (PA)

Bob Duncan, assistant Lower Merion Township manager, said the collapse of the flume involved four properties along the upper portion of the road near the Wawa at Conshohocken State Road. The site includes one property owned and used by the

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Patton proposes funding plan for Dunlap Lake dredging (IL)

The dredging project for Dunlap Lake has a new proposal on the table. Edwardsville Mayor Hal Patton approached the Dunlap Lake Homeowners Association at their annual meeting at the Edwardsville Moose Lodge Thursday night in an effort to gather support

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Woodlands set for new water, sewer (NY)

A state Health Department official Tuesday night encouraged the Hornellsville Town Board to allow the town to take dedication of a brand new water and sewer system in the former Green Acres Trailer Park.  Board members, most of whom seemed

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Holly Lake Condo Community Raising Money to Repair Dam Spillway (NJ)

A condominium association in Little Egg Harbor is reaching out to save Holly Lake, a 10-acre freshwater lake whose spillway was possibly damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 with subsequent damage by winter Storm Jonas in 2016.  The spillway runs

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No Looming Oroville But Michigan’s Aging Dams Pose Real Flood Risks

More than half of the state’s dams are privately owned, often mom-and-pop-type organizations — maybe a condominium association that had a dam installed for their lake, said the DEQ’s Lane. The cost of dam repairs, often exceeding $100,000, is a

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Potholes growing to unavoidable nuisance in Cordova neighborhood (TN)

The potholes aren’t avoidable either as it’s a one-way street, so all the houses have to drive past them.  The street’s connected to all their driveways. Tiffany said the problem is it’s not named, so it’s not the county’s responsibility.

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First failed dam in Forest Acres being rebuilt (SC)

Homeowners on Lower Rockyford Lake in Forest Acres area are excited that work is starting to rebuild a dam that broke and emptied their lake during record rain in October 2015.  “Our wait is over,” Bettianne Davenport said Monday as

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No consensus on fixing low water crossing problem near Georgetown (TX)

A proposal by Williamson County to connect two neighborhoods with a new road to help some residents get in and out during times of flooding has drawn opposition.  Some residents of the Lost River neighborhood don’t want the county to

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Leesburg Faced with Dam Lawsuit (VA)

The Town of Leesburg may be headed to court if no resolution can be found between the municipality and one of its largest homeowner’s associations.  The Exeter Homeowner’s Association filed a lawsuit last year seeking to get the town to

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Milford Township officials want to resolve control over residential alley (PA)

Milford Township officials are under pressure from homeowners in one Upper Bucks County residential development, who want them to take over a narrow alley because, they claim, their homeowner’s association fee is gradually increasing over its construction and maintenance.  Residents

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Stafford votes to save Lake Arrowhead dams (VA)

A new funding mechanism is in place to save two lakeside dams.  The Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted 7-0 for the Lake Arrowhead Service District. The body will be in charge of overseeing a county-issued loan of at least

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Save the Lake Arrowhead dams issue goes before Stafford Board (VA)

Two dams in Stafford County’s Lake Arrowhead neighborhood neglected since 2003 are failing, and Big and Little Arrowhead lakes could be drained leaving a muddy pit if residents choose to do nothing.  Lake Arrowhead residents at a public meeting last

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Leland seeks a solution for Magnolia Greens flooding issue (NC)

After a heavy rain or storm, Magnolia Greens residents living near retention ponds have experienced flooding, with waters rising in streets, driveways, yards and around homes.  After Hurricane Matthew swept through the area, the issue was once again highlighted, prompting

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The wade is over! City to fix overflowing private sewers in Sheepshead Bay (NY)

The city will replace overflowing old sewers in a “private” section of Sheepshead Bay — even though it is not required to do so — to prevent future flooding.  Private sewer pipes connect dozens of houses in the neighborhood’s so-called

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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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