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Joliet plugs a leak, pleases condo dwellers (IL)

The city has put a temporary fix on a leaky pipe that has been a problem for years at a West Side condominium building.  Resident Rosemary Breen said she is happy with the results so far at Heritage House, a

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Portland Place property owners claim association failed to fix sewers (MO)

Property owners are suing homeowners’ association trustees, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty and constructive fraud.   Mark T. McCloskey and Patricia N. McCloskey filed a complaint on Oct. 23, in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Sanjay Jain, Russell John

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$1M Leesburg Dam Lawsuit Gets First Hearing (VA)

Motions were heard by Loudoun Circuit Court Judge Douglas Fleming on Thursday morning in a case to determine who is on the financial hook for $1 million in improvements to a stormwater pond and dam.  The two parties in the

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Local cemetery dealing with rain water runoff after pond damage (SC)

The problem started over eight years ago when a drainage pipe for a neighboring pond, Lake Williams, broke. The pond is owned by the University Estates Homeowners Association.  An Aiken Standard article from May 29, 2009, mentions the damage and

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County road taxes complicate improvement district efforts (AZ)

Even with the new road property tax, it could be many years before some crumbling neighborhood streets see any repairs.  That is, unless, neighbors band together and form what is known as an improvement district. Those special taxing districts allow

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Homeowners look to nearby Solon for safe water (IA)

One of 14 homeowners in a development nestled next to Lake Macbride Golf Course, Mark Steiger just wants safe drinking water for his family.  Untreated, the water in his neighborhood’s community well has arsenic levels nearly twice the safe threshold

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Maintaining your storm water management pond

Storm water management ponds – either detention, retention or a combination of both – are designed to collect storm water and filter out pollutants before it infiltrates the ground. However, to ensure your storm water pond works at its optimal

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Association struggles with plan to dredge Venetian Canal (IA)

Property owners along the Venetian Canal on the northwest portion of Clear Lake are hopeful they will receive approval from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to proceed with self-funding the dredging of the canal.  Mike Schweizer, a representative of

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Strabane Manor residents concerned about storm drainage system (PA)

Residents of Strabane Manor Townhomes rallied at the South Strabane Township meeting Tuesday to express concerns about sharing their stormwater drainage system with another homeowners association, Strabane Haven.  The residents in the development of townhouses that sits just off of

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The Commons ask Deerfield for help with roads (MA)

Deteriorating conditions along Heritage Way and Adams Court prompted representatives from The Commons condominiums to request help at Wednesday’s Selectboard meeting.  “In the winter there are some pretty nasty puddles at the end of driveways. And then they freeze,” said

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Stormwater Permits: Preventing Your Owners Assn From Getting Stuck with Unnecessary and Potentially Large Expenses (NC)

Developers in North Carolina must obtain numerous permits from various governmental agencies prior to constructing a planned community or developing condominiums. Most construction permits end by their terms upon completion of construction of the project—but one permit, the Stormwater Permit

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What’s causing Bees Ferry flooding? One man thinks he knows, and offers possible solution (SC)

He’s the HOA president for the Sienna neighborhood of nearby Grand Oaks Plantation. While his street hasn’t flooded, Porter worries how storm water affects Shadowmoss, Hickory Hills, and Hickory Farms.  Porter believes litter, debris, and nature are blocking the flow

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Calverton homeowners sue Suffolk over sewage system demands (NY)

Homeowners at a Calverton town house complex have filed a federal lawsuit against Suffolk County in a dispute over a sewage treatment system that serves the development’s homes.  Leaders of the Calverton Hills Homeowners Association say the county is requiring

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Strabane Manor residents concerned about storm drainage system (PA)

Residents of Strabane Manor Townhomes rallied at the South Strabane Township meeting Tuesday to express concerns about sharing their stormwater drainage system with another homeowners association, Strabane Haven.  The residents in the development of townhouses that sits just off of

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One year after Matthew, Fayetteville continues to struggle with recovery

Nearly one year after Hurricane Matthew ripped through North Carolina, destroying homes and washing out dams, Fayetteville city leaders continue to struggle with a plan for recovery.  Freddy Rivera, president of the Rayconda Homeowner’s Association, said two of the subdivision’s

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Crumbling foundations fixed at Vernon condo complex (CT)

Several families will have their condos back on solid ground today as the crumbling foundations are replaced at Lakeview Condominium complex in Vernon.  Eight of the 46 units are being lowered today onto the new foundation, a project that started

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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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