IN Tax Court dismisses appeal in Marion County, HOAs assessment dispute

A group of Marion County homeowners’ associations prematurely filed an appeal of their property assessment case’s dismissal at the administrative level, the Indiana Tax Court ruled in granting a motion to dismiss the appeal and remanding the case to the Indiana Board of Tax Review.    Read the article………………………………..

Resident speaks out on proposed fee increase at Avon HOA (IN)

A resident of an Avon neighborhood is speaking out on what he says are outrageous homeowner’s association fee increases.  The Meadowlark Lakes & Villas HOA is proposing an annual fee increase that if passed, could not be reversed by a vote.   Read the article……………………………

Local lakes association donates to first responders (IN)

Lake Gage and Lime Lake Association made their annual donations to a few local entities and organizations, including Orland Fire and Rescue and Police departments; Steuben County Underwater Rescue and Recovery Team; Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and Lakes Council, said President of Lake Gage and Lime Lake Association Paul Longville.   Read the article…………………………………

Neighborhood bands together to revamp greenspace, honor veterans (IN)

To those living in the Ashwood neighborhood, the dot of land is known simply as “Gilligan’s Island.”  And it had been in rough shape. A patch of grass, shrubs and half-dead trees, most considered it to be an eyesore. The more residents started talking, the more a plan to transform the space took shape.   Read […]

Tri-State man ‘flabbergasted’ after Pride flag, decorations removed

A Tri-State man is considering filing theft and hate crime charges after he says a neighbor tore down Pride month decorations he had put up.  Greg Deitsch lives at the Village of Finneytown condos, where he says condo owners can display big, blow-up decorations during the holiday season. He wonders why he isn’t allowed to […]

Heavy damage after condominium fire on Indy’s north side (IN)

Fire officials say Pike Township Fire Department and IFD were called to a complex off Grinnell Street near West 96th Street and Township Line Road around 4:30 a.m. Two separate buildings including four units were damaged by water and smoke and three cars in the parking lot were destroyed. Officials say there was also heat […]

Man accused of stealing thousands from Indiana homeowners association

A southern Indiana man accused of stealing from his homeowner’s association is now facing multiple theft charges.  Darren Gerlach is accused of stealing $166,000 from the Hawthorn Glen Homeowners Association over a five-year period — dating back to 2017 — according to court documents.   Read the article………………………..

Police access to surveillance cameras concerns ACLU-Indiana

FOX59/CBS4 is told the cameras are under the authority of the development’s homeowners association, but Fillenwarth can run queries through them like it can its own cameras.  However, the HOA cannot examine the police searches, and the police cannot see searches executed by the HOA.    Read the article………………………..

Fire damages downtown condominiums on Mass Ave (IN)

“Multiple” residents of a downtown condominium building were displaced Friday morning after a small blaze, the Indianapolis Fire Department reports.  The fire broke out shortly before 11:30 a.m. Friday in a condominium on the 10th floor of the building at 333 Massachusetts Avenue.   Read the article………………………..

Woman receives 30 months in prison for stealing funds from Fort Wayne neighborhoods (IN)

A federal judge sentenced a woman to 30 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to wire fraud, said U.S. Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.  According to court documents, 50-year-old Lisa A. Downey owned and operated a homeowners association management business and used her position to perpetrate a scheme which involved the “theft of funds” from […]

Supervisors move to take control of Wolf Run Drive (IN)

“Wolf Run Crossing is a homeowner association that requested that the township take over their roads over off West Pike,” Anderson said. “Close to their entrance way, they have pillars on the edge of the street, and the discussion here was whether to remove those pillars or allow them to remain. … The concerns are […]

Split 7th Circuit allows racial housing-discrimination claims to proceed against individuals but not Kokomo HOA (IN)

A Black couple subjected to racist harassment from their neighbors may proceed to jury with their racial housing discrimination claims, a split 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled. A dissenting judge, however, argued that a nexus between discriminatory treatment and an adverse housing action was lacking in their claims.   Read the article………………………..

City Council strikes down townhome development (IN)

A townhome development is dead in the water, for now, after the Kokomo City Council denied its rezoning request after strong opposition from the neighboring homeowners association.   Read the article………………………..

Indiana woman ordered to pay $225k for making racist insults, death threats toward neighbors

….The homeowners association and Kirkpatrick Management settled the case in March 2022, As part of that separate settlement, they agreed to pay $262,500 as compensation for the Plaintiffs’ damages, attorneys fees and costs. The association and management made no admission of liability or wrongdoing in connection with the allegations and claims, the Fair Housing Center […]

HOA Flag Display: When Should It Be Allowed And Prohibited?

An HOA flag display is a common point of dispute among homeowners and their associations. So, should homeowners associations allow residents to display flags on their property? What kind of flag restrictions should an HOA impose?  Read the entire article……………………………….

Drainage Board approves Lakeview Estates contract (IN)

The Shelby County Drainage Board approved to use funding from the Lakeview Estates Maintenance Fund to pay a company to annually treat algae and other growth on the neighborhood’s lake.   Read the entire article……………………………….

License plate readers are emerging across Kentuckiana: Why?

You may not see it, but it will see you. Or at least, your license plate.  Automatic License Plate Readers take photos and then log data about every vehicle they see.  People living in the Polo Fields community said it makes them feel safer, but some people have privacy concerns when you apply it to […]

Bill to help homeowners with HOAs get solar passes Senate (IN)

The Indiana Senate passed a bill that aims to help residents who have homeowner’s associations get solar panels.  HB 1196 allows a homeowner to petition their association to get the panels on their roof – but the association would have a say in how the panels look.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Fire destroys condo on northwest side (IN)

A fire tore through a condo on the city’s northwest side Monday morning, according to the Pike Township Fire Department.  Pike Township firefighters say the blaze broke out around 3:30 a.m. near 86th Street and Michigan in the College Park Neighborhood.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Blackstone home owners association seeks help (IN)

Fred Snyder, 1077 Blackstone Boulevard, Home Owner’s Association Board Member for the Blackstone subdivision, brought a couple of requests for the board’s consideration. He said he spoke to Street Superintendent Brent Warren a couple of weeks ago and he suggested he come to the board meeting  Read the entire article……………………………….

Charges against Four Seasons security workers dropped; association may get pretrial diversion deal (IN)

Prosecutors dropped charges against two Lakes of the Four Seasons security workers, and a defense attorney for the gated community’s property owners’ association said Tuesday he expects the entity will be offered a pretrial diversion agreement.  The Lake County prosecutor’s office charged the association and its two security workers in December with impersonation of a […]

Woman charged with theft in Parke County (IN)

A Portland Mills area woman faces four counts of theft in connection funds missing from the Indian Rocks Home Owners Association.  Jodella Green, 58, of rural Greencastle, turned herself in Tuesday at the Parke County Jail on a warrant for two felony and two misdemeanor counts of theft.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Floyd County property owner in dispute with homeowners association (IN)

The Jeep rattles to and fro as James Photiadis cautiously steers the vehicle on a damp and rocky path overrun with vegetation and surrounded by steep drop-offs on either side.  He parks the Jeep a few feet from the entrance to a ravine and points across the gap in the walls to where his property […]

Briarwood residents feel ‘ripped off’ by new owners (IN)

As of Monday’s Plymouth Common Council meeting, Lendterra and the City are on stable ground. Clerk-Treasurer Jeanine Xaver informed the council that Lendterra, the owners of Briarwood Estates, have paid the required full deposit for the water bill. The company had a deadline of June 1 to pay the $4,600 deposit.  Read the entire article……………………………….

Accidental fire destroys Bargersville condo (IN)

The owner of the condo, who lives alone, accidentally lit her bedding on fire while trying to light a candle. The victim and her pet turtle were evacuated safely, and residents of a neighboring condo were also evacuated without injuries, Pruitt said.   Read the entire article……………………………….