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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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Neighborhood petitions to pay for road repairs (AZ)

A sprawling Green Valley neighborhood of large lots and crumbling streets is the first to launch plans to strike a deal with the county to go 50-50 on paying for road repairs.   Thirteen property owners on two streets off

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Neighbors weigh legal fight with city over dam repairs (NC)

Fayetteville neighborhoods that lost their privately owned dams in Hurricane Matthew are considering a new strategy to force the city to do more to help cover repair costs: Legal action.  The city says it can’t spend public money on private

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‘It’s no way to live’: West Ashley residents give U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, Charleston mayor an earful (SC)

Frustrated West Ashley residents who have experienced repeated flood damage to their homes pressed U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg and other elected officials for answers Friday morning.  Shadowmoss residents were recently flooded, for the fourth time in

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Neighbors looking for answers to water problems (NC)

People living in Belvedere Plantation are considering all options when it comes to fixing the problems with their water service.  The Hampstead neighborhood has experienced several water issues over the last few months, and on Tuesday those problems returned.  “We

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Woodson: ‘I’m not spending taxpayer money on private roads’ (NY)

Riverhead Highway Superintendent George “Gio” Woodson says he will not provide paving and highway services — other than snow plowing — to roads in the Oak Hills section of Baiting Hollow, despite a Town Board resolution passed last Wednesday to

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County promise to repair Greenbrier’s roads leaves residents hopeful, but skeptical

Baltimore County officials intend to begin repaving cracked and pot-holed roads in Towson’s Greenbrier neighborhood as early next spring, leaving residents there who have long sought the repairs feeling hopeful yet skeptical that the county will keep its promise.  “We

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Failing dike a concern for homeowners association (WA)

An earth-and-cobble dike, tidegate and other infrastructure built in the early 1900s by settlers are deteriorating and aren’t providing adequate drainage at a marsh in Holmes Harbor.  The tidegate, which was probably replaced in the late 1990s, is supposed to

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Carolina Surf repairs could top $1 million (NC)

Two months after being condemned, Carolina Surf Condos remain vacant as the homeowners association works to map out repairs that could cost in excess of $1 million.  In late June, the building’s 28 occupied units were evacuated after a contractor

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Joint effort ponders Greenbank tide gate headache (WA)

In addition to problems occurring because of the aging infrastructure, the tide gate was never meant to accommodate the development that has taken place on surrounding property over the years, Zupich said.  The issue occurs on land owned by the

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Carter Lake residents counting blessings following storms – Dam working as designed in College Station neighborhood (TX)

The Carter Lake Homeowners Association activated its emergency plan over the weekend as Harvey pushed into the Brazos Valley and southeast Texas, but the spillway at the dam has kept the record rainfall from flowing into houses.     Read the

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Crumbling bridge leaves dozens in Bastrop County stranded after Harvey (TX)

Residents in the Sand Hills development in Bastrop County, just outside the city of Red Rock, tell KXAN the rains that followed Harvey destroyed their bridge. That bridge is the only way to get in and out of their neighborhood.

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New decisions on San Juan Island road maintenance lawsuit

A roughly three-year-old legal battle is one step closer to a resolution.  On Aug. 18, Judge Donald Eaton with San Juan County’s Superior Court issued recommendations of possible decisions on a portion of a lawsuit that was first filed in

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Road warriors: Dearborn homeowners group seeks a little help with repairs (MT)

wo board members of the Dearborn Landowners Association have a request for Cascade County officials: Please give them some materials to maintain a main artery that leads deep into the mountains or return some of their tax money so that

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Homeowner Association Fees Could Triple to Fund Creek Fix (TX)

Homeowner association fees could triple under a $1.5 million plan to fix an erosion issue along an Irving creek – an expensive project that residents say is needed but they cannot afford.  People who live in the Lakeside Landing townhomes

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Work underway to fix foundation problem on condos (CT)

Crumbling foundations and faulty concrete in the state is a story that has been talked about for years.  On Thursday, Eyewitness News got an up-close look as one condo association in Vernon is going to great lengths and heights to

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Buckeye Lake-area residents seek storm water solutions (OH)

Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah Upp and county Soil & Water Conservation District Engineer Amy Boyer have developed two alternative drainage projects. Both include building underground pipelines to discharge storm water into a county-maintained ditch.  One project, estimated to cost around

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Property owners on Cary Lake being assessed taxes to pay for dam repair (SC)

The town of Arcadia Lakes (pop. 954) is coming back from the domino effect. In October of 2015, Cary Lake’s earthen dam fell prey to the rushing waters.  Soon, perhaps as early as September, after more than a year and

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Remedy sought for stormwater issue in Macedonia’s Preserves subdivision (OH)

City officials and homeowners hope a stormwater issue in the Preserves at Valley View off Valley View Road will be remedied in the near future.  Martin Flask, who represents the subdivision’s homeowners association, emailed Mayor Joseph Migliorini after a July

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Remedy sought for stormwater issue in Macedonia’s Preserves subdivision (OH)

City officials and homeowners hope a stormwater issue in the Preserves at Valley View off Valley View Road will be remedied in the near future.  Martin Flask, who represents the subdivision’s homeowners association, emailed Mayor Joseph Migliorini after a July

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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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