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Oneida zoning moves against Minocqua Lake Condo encroachment (WI)

The Oneida County Planning and Development Committee voted unanimously last week to schedule a public hearing to consider revoking, amending, or suspending the marina status conditional use permit (CUP) for Minocqua Lake Condo, after a complaint was filed alleging too

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A plan to remove flood water from County Bliss Subdivision is tentatively approved (WI)

The town has tentatively approved a solution that will remove flood water in the area of the County Bliss subdivision, which has struggled with flooding issues for years.  The full board of directors of the Stone Brook Hollow Homeowners Association

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Water from broken shower-control valve overwhelms west Madison condos (WI)

Two west Madison homes are uninhabitable because of water damage from a valve leak Thursday, officials said.  The Madison Fire Department said firefighters arrived at condos on the 3000 block of Stratton Way at 2:08 p.m. to find water pouring

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Mount Pleasant sued over Campbell Woods senior housing plan (WI)

A homeowners association has filed a lawsuit over a controversial senior living facility planned along Highway KR.  The Campbell Woods Homeowners’ Association contends the Mount Pleasant Village Board violated spot zoning laws and did not follow proper procedures when it

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1 dead, 11 displaced in East Side condo fire, officials say (WI)

One person died early Sunday from a fire in a unit of an East Side condo building, the Madison Fire Department said, while 11 other building residents were displaced.  Firefighters were sent to a building in Sherman Terrace neighborhood at

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One dead in Greenfield condo fire Near 84th Street and Howard Avenue (WI)

Fire officials are investigating an apartment fire in Greenfield that claimed the life of one resident Wednesday afternoon.  “During the course of the extinguishment a victim was discovered and pulled out of the structure. Unfortunately the victim did not survive,”

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Dozens of Families Affected After Fire on 76th and Brown Deer (WI)

A repair company has been at the building much of the day, sweeping up embers and boarding burnt down doors. A handful of condos are nothing more than charred wood, leaving families without a home a week before Christmas.  The

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Electrical fire damages condo building on Creekside Drive in Cudahy, no one injured (WI)

Fire crews on Monday evening, December 12th were on the scene of an electrical fire in a condominium on Creekside Drive near College Avenue in Cudahy.  Crews were called out to the scene around 7:00 p.m.  When officials arrived on

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Carbon monoxide scare at Far East Side condo, nobody injured (WI)

“A resident dialed 911 upon hearing a carbon monoxide alarm sounding in a neighboring unit,”

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Village Board adds condominium roads as public routes (WI)

the action was necessary after a state agency notified village officials that the village risked having its levy limit lowered if it continued charging the homeowner’s association fees for plowing the roads.

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Red Cross officials assisting several families after fire at 24-unit condo building in New Berlin (WI)

Fire officials tell FOX6 News the fire was likely caused by a buildup of lint in a clothes dryer

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Lightning causes Madison condo to catch fire, fire officials say

Upon reviewing the building’s exterior during a 360-degree assessment, firefighters found fire showing about a half-block away on the second floor of the structure, the report said. The firefighters knocked down the exterior fire at 8:54 p.m.  Firefighters then entered

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Wisconsin legislators seek to expand citizens’ right to fly the flag

As part of the Homeowners Bill of Rights, (reps) look to expand homeowners’ right to fly the American and Wisconsin flags.

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Will the stone walls of Schoonmacher Creek be repaired? (WI)

Homeowner association officials said there are no current plans to repair the creek wall, saying that flooding from the creek is the cause for the erosion.

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Condo association request nixed by village (WI)

A request to shift oversight of a roadway from a condominium owner’s association to the Village of Union Grove has been denied by a panel

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Action taken to fix broken lock at condo building where teen died: “We’re going to replace it again”

Police say 16-year-old Young confronted other teens who were trespassing at the condo building — hanging out in the basement. Young was shot and died at the scene.

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Sussex condo complex deemed safe after evacuation, calls for DEA (WI)

A device that turns water into energy prompted the midday evacuation of a suburban condominium complex and a call to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Could fatal shooting have been avoided? Neighbors say door to condo doesn’t lock

The whole situation might have been prevented, according to neighbors, if only the front door to the building would lock.

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Fire that destroyed Nashotah (WI) condo building started in air duct cleaning van

The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department was requested by Lake Country Fire Department to investigate a structure fire that occurred at an eight-unit condominium in Nashotah on December 17th.  Read the article………….

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Several families displaced after fire in eight-unit condo building in Nashotah (WI)

Several families have been displaced by a fire at a condo building in Nashotah on Thursday, December 17th — a week before Christmas.  The fire happened at a condo building on Rasmus Road in Nashotah just after 10:30 a.m.  

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Woman dead, man injured in Kenosha (WI) condo fire

One woman is dead and a man was severely injured in a fire at a condo building in Kenosha. It happened around 1:30 a.m. at a condo on 54th Street and 5th Avenue near Harbor Park.   Read the article………

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Condo fire: Residents from eight units displaced after building catches fire in Cudahy (WI)

Fire crews arriving on scene found flames through the roof of the building — into the attic space.  Crews also had to deal with a partial collapse of the building’s roof.  It is believed the fire started in a condo

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Oak Creek (WI) condo fire leaves about 20 people displaced from homes

A structure fire in Oak Creek left approximately 20 people displaced from their homes Oct. 17.  The Oak Creek Fire Department responded to reports of a fire near Howell Avenue and Aspen Drive around 4 a.m. Saturday.  “The fire had

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Several displaced by fire in Oak Creek (WI)

Firefighters battled a blaze just after 4 a.m. at a condominium complex on Aspen Drive near the Oak Creek Parkway.  About 12 departments from the area helped extinguish the blaze, fire officials said.     Read the article……………..

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Jury dismisses claims against Lake Lawn (WI)

A Walworth County jury dismissed all the remaining charges against Lodges at Lake Lawn Resort Condominium Association and Delavan Lake Lawn Management LLC earlier this month.  The charges of trespassing, conspiracy to restrict trade and coercion were brought against the

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Quick thinking from building manager saves remaining units in condo fire (WI)

Madison fire department officials say two people have been burned out of their home after a condominium blaze this afternoon.  The department is also crediting the manager of the condo building in the 300 block of Forest Street with quick

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Jury sides with respondents in Lake Lawn Lodge (WI) lawsuit

A Walworth County jury unanimously dismissed all actions in a lawsuit brought by some Lake Lawn Lodge condominium owners against the resort owners, the condo association and management.    Read the article………….

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Opening statements in Lake Lawn Lodge lawsuit made (WI)

The Lake Lawn Lodge condominium owners suing Lake Lawn Resort owners, condo association and management are not thankful for the investors who put life back into the previously foreclosed Delavan business, one attorney said in opening statements Wednesday.    

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Lake Lawn, condo owners’ suit will go to trial (WI)

The lawsuit between Lake Lawn Lodge condominium owners and the Lake Lawn Resort and condo association will be heading to trial in September even though the majority of the plaintiffs have settled out of court and some actions have been

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Waukesha (WI) plans loan to repair dilapidated condos

A deteriorating condominium complex on Waukesha’s south side would receive over $1.6 million in city cash to make repairs, with those funds to be repaid by the condo owners, under a proposal pending before the Common Council.    Read the

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Cudahy (WI) woman dies after vehicle crashes into (condo) pond

Video from NewsChopper 12 showed a vehicle submerged on its roof in a pond at the Walnut Creek Condominium complex along College Avenue.  Milwaukee Fire Department Dive Rescue Team responded to the scene along with medical units from Cudahy and

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Sussex (WI) woman reportedly stole thousands as condo association treasurer

A 48-year-old Sussex woman reportedly stole more than $25,000 while serving as treasurer for a local condominium association, a criminal complaint says.  Court records show that Lorene Lutey Treml — who was charged July 1 in Waukesha County Circuit Court

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Plan to remove dam endangers fishing, home values along Muskego creek

A Muskego neighborhood will likely lose its swimming hole and the place where generations have learned to fish because the dam that has made that all possible now needs repairs and the state Department of Natural Resources plans to remove

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Pewaukee (WI) condo association treasurer charged with embezzlement

A treasurer for a condo association in Pewaukee allegedly stole $25,000 from that group.  48-year-old Lorene Luney-Treml of Sussex is due in Waukesha County Circuit Court July 20th on two felony embezzlement charges.      Read the article…….

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Several departments called out to condo fire in Town of Grafton (WI), no injuries reported

— Crews responded to the scene of a fire in the Town of Grafton early Thursday morning, April 23rd.  The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department took a 911 call around 3:30 a.m. from a homeowner on Stonecroft Dr. advising their house

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County’s hotel-condo cases winding down (WI)

The city of Delavan may be a loser in the 17-month-old lawsuit filed by Lake Lawn Resort’s unit owners against its own condominium association board of directors and hotel managers.  The city of Delavan was not a party to the

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Waunakee (WI) girl makes a case for chickens

Although the Village of Waunakee has an ordinance prohibiting livestock, Gen Mallin really wants to raise chickens. So the 10-year-old’s immediate neighbors in Meadowbrook have all received letters informing them about her wishes, and they may soon see a homeowners association

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Three families displaced following fire at condo building in Greenfield (WI)

Fire officials say the fire is believed to have started in the garage for one of the condos. The cause of the fire is being investigated.  Three condos suffered smoke damage.     Read more………

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Condo residents living above Bay View Fitness say noise from gym “is painful” (WI)

Neighbors of a popular Bay View gym are fit to be tied. They say noise coming from Bay View Fitness shakes their walls and keeps them up at night. Now, they are contemplating legal action.    Read more………

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Slinger (WI) man’s snakes reportedly have condo neighbors hissing

Some condominium owners in Slinger claim one of their neighbors is keeping more than 100 snakes in his home, and they want them out, according to a report by WTMJ-TV.      Read more………

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Judge denies motion to dismiss Lake Lawn lawsuit (WI)

A 2-year-old lawsuit filed by Lake Lawn Lodge condominium owners against the Lake Lawn Resort and condo association will continue after a Walworth County judge on Monday rejected a motion to dismiss.     Read more…………

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One of most energy efficient neighborhoods in nation gains peer recognition (WI)

The conservation friendly housing cluster that makes up the River Falls EcoVillage has been recognized in the trade magazine GreenBuilder as a winner of one its “Green Home of the Year Awards.”      Read more………

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Details emerge about tragic deaths in Lake Superior

Rysdahl said the drownings were the first in his 31-year association with the resort.   “We’re certainly going to discuss it with the homeowners’ association board,” he said. “We want to do anything we can to diminish the chances of anything

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Female victim taken to the hospital after fire at condo complex in Nashotah (WI)

One person had to be taken to the hospital early Sunday, November 30th after a fire broke out in a condo complex in Nashotah.    Read more……….

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Condominium living: The eye-opening experience of understanding associations

…….That’s because, under state law, condo and homeowners association board members cannot be compensated — something residents of Heritage Heights learned after their developer went bankrupt, leaving the homeowners in charge sooner than expected.       Read more……….

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Slinger (WI) condo association prepping for legal action in hoarding case

We first told you last week about a condo filled with trash in the Village of Slinger.  Now neighbors may take legal action. Residents of the condominium complex are preparing to get a court order, demanding the condo in question

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Cooking fire causes $100,000 damage to West Side condo (WI)

A fire that broke out during food preparation caused an estimated $100,000 damage to a West Side condominium Wednesday.    Read more…….

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Condo Q&A – Pet rules and enforcement.

Q: Our Board of Directors wants to make a rule outlawing pets. A Board rule is so much easier than a declaration or bylaw amendment. Is this legal?    Read more………

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Who whacked the trees at Purves Lagoon? (WI)

Sturgeon Bay Police were called for a case of vandalism when three large pine trees had nearly all branches on their north and west sides cut and the treetops lopped off on the common grounds at the Purves Lagoon subdivision

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In Cambridge, a pit bull named Sherlock triggers a rancorous showdown (WI)

Feuds among condo association members are not uncommon, and battles over potentially dangerous dogs divide many communities. But Sherlock has triggered a particularly rancorous showdown, one that has drawn in the state attorney general’s office and proven a major headache

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