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Lenexa HOA blames Google Fiber subcontractor for major road damage (KS)

People in a neighborhood in western Lenexa blame the installation of Google Fiber for destroying their streets.  The Whispering Hills community has used its entire $60,000 budget set aside for road repair, but leaders of the Homeowners Association say the

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Olathe man’s war with HOA over landscaping: $400,000 at stake (KS)

For months, he fought the homeowners association over the placement of his satellite dish. He accrued tens of thousands of dollars in fines for parking his cars in the driveway too long and placing a ceramic flower pot and a

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Zoning lawsuit could be coming to close (KS)

Bill Lusk, who owns the land that was re-zoned for the apartments, was asked to submit control over the HOA to the homeowners themselves, forgiving an estimated $1.5 million of debt accrued by the HOA mostly due to development costs.

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Firefighters battle condo fire (KS)

Firefighters battled both the heat from a condo fire and the heat from the sun Sunday afternoon on the northwest side.  It happened around 3 p.m. near 45th Place and Ozmun Avenue.  Firefighters said when they arrived on scene visible

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Neighbors work together to prevent ex-convicts from living nearby (KS)

A group of Edwardsville homeowners is relieved to find out four men living in a home in their neighborhood are moving out.  Three of the men are registered sex offenders, another, a convicted murderer.  Rebecca Carter is part of the

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Off-white or white? Neighbors battle over wall’s paint color (KS)

It’s a dispute HGTV would love.  Minneha Township is building a wall along East Central, east of K-96, in front of the Southern Village subdivision.  The township board plans to paint the wall bright white, the same color it painted

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No injuries in Overland Park (KS) condo fire that displaces five

A fire just after midnight Tuesday damaged three units at the Marbella Condominiums in Overland Park.  Firefighters arriving on the scene reported seeing heavy smoke and fire coming from the second story balcony of a two-story condominium building in the

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Neighborhood sets limit on holiday lights (KS)

One of the houses included in The Eagle’s video of animated Wichita lights displays last year, Dave Williams’ Lights on Barrington near 21st and Ridge Road, will be out of the rotation this year.   A change in the rules of

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74-year-old man killed in fire in Overland Park condominium (KS)

James Arthur Stoker, 74, of Overland Park, died in the fire. Although the cause is still being investigated, fire officials said they thought a discarded cigarette ignited the blaze.     Read more……..

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Privately owned Lake Vaquero (KS) drained for project to elevate, rehabilitate its dam

The lake’s homeowner’s association has contracted to have the dam rehabilitated and elevated to bring it into compliance with more stringent rules it faces after being reclassified a few years ago as a high-hazard dam, said Kim Hunninghake, dam safety

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Controversy over refilling neighborhood ponds

With one of the driest starts to a year on record for Kansas and continued drought conditions many are taking extra steps to preserve water. But in one Wichita neighborhood there’s a question about how the Homeowner’s Association is using

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Neighborhood (KS) Surveillance System Suspended Over Privacy Concerns

The Kansas Street SAFE Neighborhood Association and a San Francisco startup, Koozoo, have suspended a camera surveillance system that allowed residents to watch live video footage of street activity in the neighborhood over the Internet. The system was launched in

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Township resident questions use of tax money to clear trees, build wall

“Why are taxpayer funds being spent on what would appear to be a homeowners association project?” said Massey, whose father served as clerk and treasurer of the township. “It seems like a special interest deal.”   Read more…….

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Homeowners want to know how dues are spent

Christy Leatherman, like many area residents, belongs to a homeowners association and pays annual dues.    Read more……

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