Hot Springs condo sees major recovery progress one month after tornado (AR)

One month later, parts of Hot Springs are continuing to recover after an EF-2 tornado damaging homes, boat docks, and uprooting thousands of trees and powerlines.  Stoneridge Condos located on Long Island Drive, one of the hardest hit areas in Hot Springs looks night and day only a month into recovery clean-up.    Read the article…………………………….

Crews remove 200-year-old oak tree damaging a Paragould condo (AR)

Tree limbs dangled in the air as two cranes worked to pull the tree off of the house.  Tornado cleanup efforts continue as crews removed a colossal 200-year-old oak tree from a condominium at The Enclave on Wednesday, May 29.  According to ACUFF Tree Services, the ancient oak, estimated to weigh between 80,000 to 90,000 […]

POA to ask county for tornado clean up aid

“A lot of debris remains,” Keck said, adding that it took six months to clean up after the winter ice storms of 2012 and 2013. He says the winter storm damage was more widespread, while damage from the March 14 EF-2 tornado was very concentrated.  If any assistance is received from Saline County, it will […]

POA issues statement on Atkins et al v. HSVPOA (AR)

Though apparenty the Saline County Circuit Court civil summons has not been served on the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association, the POA issued a statement to property owners related to the complaint that was filed Tuesday afternoon.   Read the article…………………………….

Class-action case challenges POA actions (AR)

A class-action complaint filed Tuesday afternoon in Saline County Circuit Court alleges that the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association has violated the Declaration in real-estate matters.  The suit, Jeffery Atkins et al v. Hot Springs Village POA, is case 63CV-24-477. In an emailed statement, the plaintiffs said: “It is our opinion that the POA […]

Hot Springs Village MOAA honors veterans with memorial bricks (AR)

New bricks were recently installed at the Hot Springs Village Veterans Memorial, located at the Ponce de Leon Center, 1101 DeSoto Blvd., which is the focal point for Veterans Day celebrations in Hot Springs Village along with military reunions and remembrance ceremonies.   Read the article…………………………………….

Property owners concerned about SB 197

We are property owners within the city of Hot Springs and are concerned about Senate Bill 197, which would completely deregulate the short-term rental (Airbnb, VRBO, etc.) industry in the state of Arkansas. It will nullify all ordinances passed anywhere in Arkansas.   Read the article………………………..

North Little Rock neighborhood eyes monthly fee to renovate pool, facilities (AR)

Established by the developers of North Little Rock’s Indian Hills subdivision in 1965, the Indian Hills Community Club owns the Indian Hills pool and tennis courts at 39 Coronado Circle, as well as the two lakes located between Pontiac Drive, Osage Drive, Flintrock Road and Coronado Circle.  After operating on voluntary dues and volunteer management […]

POA board videos removed from YouTube (AR)

Streaming meetings of Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association Board of Director might continue on YouTube, even though it appears board meetings have been removed from HSVPOA’s YouTube channel.   Read the article………………………..

Disbanding police force shocks Diamondhead residents (AR)

Diamondhead residents were surprised to learn their police department ceased to exist as of Jan. 13.  The email the property owners association sent that same day informed POA members the department had been disbanded, and that security for the gated community would be outsourced to a private contractor. The email said maintaining a police force […]

Bella Vista POA board hears about brown recluse spiders in old pro shop (AR)

With Halloween approaching, the Bella Vista Property Owners Association Board spent a few minutes Oct. 20 thinking about spiders during its work session.  The old pro shop, a building next to the country club, is infested with brown recluse spiders, POA Chief Operating Officer Tom Judson told the board.   Read the article………………………..

Judge dismisses lawsuit over white fences in Bella Vista (AR)

Jim Parsons lost his latest battle trying to save white fences in Bella Vista when a Benton County judge on Wednesday dismissed his lawsuit on the matter.  Parsons, acting as his own attorney, filed a lawsuit in December against the prohibition of white fences, which are banned by the Architectural Control Committee.   Read the entire […]

Resident files suit over ban on white fences in Bella Vista (AR)

Little appears tranquil behind the white fences in Bella Vista.  Bella Vista resident Jim Parsons has waged a protest for weeks against the Bella Vista Architectural Control Committee’s decision to ban white fences.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Maintenance of drainage easements under scrutiny (AR)

Nobody seems to know whose job it is to maintain two drainage easements at Brookland Hills subdivision, but it’s becoming a issue.  City Attorney Kevin Orr said he’s not sure who is responsible for maintaining the drainage easements of Block C, which is .55 acres, and Block E, which is .44 acres.  David Loggins, Brookland […]

Bella Vista POA dismissed from stump dump lawsuit (AR)

The Bella Vista Property Owners Association won another legal victory Monday when a local circuit judge dismissed the association from a lawsuit related to the stump dump fire.  Judge Brad Karren made his ruling after hearing from attorneys representing the association and 148 plaintiffs who were suing it.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Settlement reached in Bella Vista stump dump lawsuit (AR)

$3 million settlement has been reached in the Bella Vista Trafalgar lawsuit, also known as the stump dump in Bella Vista.  Jason Wales is an attorney for the Armstrong family, which is in the Property Owners Association. He said the lawsuit was filed against former POA members over the underground fire burned at the Trafalgar […]

Condo residents displaced by mudslide (AR)

Two buildings in a condominium complex on Lake Hamilton in south Hot Springs had to be evacuated Saturday morning after an adjacent retaining wall collapsed in a mudslide.  Hot Springs police Cpl. Patrick Langley said the collapse of the retaining wall at Catalina Cove Condominiums, at 112 Catalina Cove, occurred “most likely because of rain.”  […]

Association kicks off Give Back campaign (AR)

Jessica Anson loved the idea and ran with it.  Anson, the Bella Vista Property Owners Association’s aquatics and facility manager, along with recreation operations manager Jessica McCary, have spearheaded the organization of a Property Owners Association employee group called “The Give Back” campaign.   Read the article…………………………………..

POA of Dawn Hill Community responsible for fixing sewer leaks (AR)

After receiving multiple complaints from residents of the Dawn Hill community in Benton County about wastewater in their yards, the Arkansas Department of Health has asked the Property Owners Association to fix the problem.   Read the article…………………………………..

Bella Vista POA sued (AR)

Two people are suing the Bella Vista Property Owners Association over the increased monthly assessment fee for improved property.  Kevin Hickey and Brad- ley Hull, lawyers from Fort Smith, filed the lawsuit last week in Benton County Circuit Court on behalf of Kevin Dooley and Jim Parsons. The association and its board of directors are […]

Property Owners Association board considers septic issues (AR)

A policy that was discussed last month could be used for new construction on the far west side. The owner of two small lots asked permission to traverse common property with a line to reach a septic field on his second lot.  The owner had already attempted to purchase a third lot that would accommodate […]

The oddities of homeowners associations (AR)

HOAs can be beneficial—ours certainly is—if everyone involved behaves reasonably and remembers that decisions should be made for the good of all. The goal is to establish and maintain a pleasant surrounding for the neighborhood at a shared cost that’s likely lower than what it would be to take care of an individual yard in […]

Policy adds teeth against aggression (AR)

Mad at the POA or another Villager? Mad at a weimaraner? Better think before taking abusive or harassing actions.  Verbal and physical intimidation or aggression directed at anyone is prohibited.  Such behavior is taken seriously, the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association says in the new policy adopted in November by the board of directors.  […]

Hot Springs Village enhanced it’s gate restrictions: here’s how it’s affecting local business (AR)

Following enhanced rules at the east and west gates, businesses inside Hot Springs Village faced challenges and adjustments to their daily operations.  While most understand the need for enforcement of gate security, it did cause some issues for those businesses who operate inside those gates.     Read the article………………………………………

At least 35 displaced after condo fire (AR)

The Lake Hamilton Fire Department responded after a fire reportedly erupted in one of the condos and quickly spread to multiple other condos, according to witnesses at the scene later in the morning.  Josh Egbert, regional communications manager for the American Red Cross in Arkansas, said the Red Cross did respond to the fire and […]

Dump-fire liability back in question (AR)

A state environmental review board Friday set aside a consent order between state regulators and a company connected to the Bella Vista stump dump fire that would potentially release the company from having to pay for the fire’s extinguishment.  The Bella Vista Property Owners Association, which challenged the agreement, presented new evidence that merits a […]

Bella Vista POA sues past board for stump dump (AR)

Current members of the Bella Vista Property Owners Association, POA, are suing former board members for money spent putting out the Trafalgar Road fire.  Last month, attorney Jason Wales filed a lawsuit for Amie and Michael Armstrong at the Benton County Circuit Court against 47 former board members.   Read the article………………………….

Lawsuit filed over clear-cutting of lots (AR)

A class-action lawsuit filed by a group of Diamondhead property owners and residents claimed a Colorado developer is hurting property values in the gated subdivision and damaging the environment.  The complaint filed last week in Garland County Circuit Court said Omni Home Builders at Diamondhead Resort Community LLC’s clearing of lots it acquired last year […]

Diamondhead residents sue Colorado developer (AR)

A class-action lawsuit filed by a group of Diamondhead property owners and residents claimed a Colorado developer is hurting property values in the gated subdivision and damaging the environment.  The complaint filed last week in Garland County Circuit Court said Omni Home Builders at Diamondhead Resort Community LLC’s clearing of lots it acquired last year […]

Promenade Boulevard Condo In Rogers Damaged By Early Morning Fire (AR)

An early morning fire damaged a condo in a multi-use building on Promenade Boulevard in Rogers on Wednesday.  Firefighters were called to 2000 South Promenade Boulevard at 1:09 a.m., said Rogers Fire Battalion Chief Dusty Qualls. A small fire was reported in a third-floor condominium there.  The sprinkler system in that condo had kicked on […]

Remediation next for dump-fire site (AR)

Officials are preparing to move into the remediation phase now that an underground fire that had blazed since late last summer has been extinguished.  Today marked the deadline for an underground fire to be extinguished, but contractors beat that deadline by more than a week.    Read the article…………………….

Bella Vista POA says Trafalgar Rd fire is extinguished (AR)

The Bella Vista Property Owner’s Association announced today that they believe the Trafalgar Rd fire, commonly known as the Stump Dump fire, has been extinguished.  In a release posted on their website they say, “No fire, no smoke, and no elevated temperature readings from the surface of the site were apparent. A drone flight today, […]

Bella Vista warned of unhealthy air near dump-site fire (AR)

Residents near an underground fire should assume the air quality is unhealthy while contractors work to extinguish the fire, according to the Bella Vista Property Owners Association.  The air quality forecast for the remainder of the excavation activities is for an “unhealthy” air quality index and higher, as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, […]

Bentonville files lawsuit over Lake Bella Vista (AR)

The city is asking a judge to decide what property rights it has regarding the Lake Bella Vista dam.  George Spence filed the lawsuit on behalf of the city last week in Benton County Circuit Court. Cooper Realty Investments and the Bentonville/Bella Vista Trailblazers Association are the defendants.   Read the article………………………

Lawsuit Filed To Foot the Bill for Trafalgar Road Fire (AR)

A lawsuit has been filed against three entities to help foot the bill for the cleanup of the Trafalgar Road fire in Bella Vista.  Bella Vista homeowners claim the stump dump fire is still causing health concerns, even as the state is working to put it out.  On Wednesday morning resident Jim Parsons filed a […]

POAs violate discharge permits (AR)

A subdivision discharging treated wastewater into upper Lake Hamilton is out of compliance with its state-issued permit after reporting numerous effluent violations since 2012.  Westwood Village off Albert Pike Road is permitted to discharge wastewater treated at a small sewer plant into an inlet south of the Highway 270 west bridge. According to the consent […]

Lawsuit blames companies for underground fire (AR)

A Bella Vista man sued today to force two companies and the Bella Vista Property Owner’s Association to pay the cost of extinguishing and cleaning up an underground fire at a one-time stump dump on Trafalgar Road.  The cost of the work could be between $21 million and $39 million, Gov. Asa Hutchinson has said.  […]