Clay supervisors agree to reimburse homeowners association for walking path (PA)

Supervisors voted 2-1 to contribute a one-time reimbursement for a public walking path in disrepair to the Home Towne Square Homeowners Association. Chair Tim Lausch and Vice Chair Keith Martin voted yes, while Supervisor Gary Landis voted no. Funding will come from the township’s American Rescue Plan Act funds.    Read the article…………………………….

Murrysville homeowners’ association wants dredged sediment cleared away (PA)

One of the main reasons homeowners associations exist is to ensure the neighborhoods they govern remain clean and tidy.  It’s little wonder, then, that members of the Lyons Run Estates Homeowners Association are not pleased they’ve had several tons of dredged sediment sitting on their property for nearly two years.    Read the article…………………………….

Berks woman admits to $375,000 theft from Montgomery County condo association (PA)

A Berks County woman admitted that she embezzled more than $375,000 while working as the bookkeeper for the Gwynedd Office Condominium Association in Upper Gwynedd Township.  Judith E. Butt, 74, of the 700 block of Hopewell Street, Union Township, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court to felony charges of dealing in proceeds of unlawful activity […]

Murrysville homeowners’ association wants dredged sediment cleared away (PA)

One of the main reasons homeowners associations exist is to ensure the neighborhoods they govern remain clean and tidy.  It’s little wonder, then, that members of the Lyons Run Estates Homeowners Association are not pleased they’ve had several tons of dredged sediment sitting on their property for nearly two years.   Read the article…………………………….

Families displaced by condo fire in Cumberland County (PA)

Three families were displaced early Thursday morning after a condominium complex fire in Cumberland County.  Fire crews from Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin counties were dispatched at about 5:55 a.m. for reports of a house fire at the Westwood Village Condominium    Read the article…………………………….

Massive landslide impacts residents in Western Pennsylvania

The impact of a landslide in Western Pennsylvania continues to grow. Residents in Moon Township, outside of Pittsburgh, are being asked to leave their homes after backyards started sliding away on Friday. Read the article…………………………….

Historic bill to repudiate racially restricted deed covenants passes (PA)

The Pennsylvania Senate made history Wednesday by unanimously passing state Rep. Justin Fleming’s legislation (H.B. 1289) that would help rectify the legacy of biased housing practices by making it easier for property owners to repudiate discriminatory deed covenants.    Read the article…………………………………..

Man charged for allegedly threatening Treasure Lake POA office employee (PA)

A DuBois man has been charged for allegedly threatening an employee of the Treasure Lake Property Owners Association office Tuesday, Oct. 31.  Sandy Township Police have charged Richard Glenn Vanhorn, 68, with terroristic threats — a felony of the third degree, harassment and disorderly conduct, according to a criminal complaint filed at Magisterial District Judge […]

Pa. Gov. Shapiro secures methane detectors for Rustic Ridge community

Gov. Josh Shapiro and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Rich Negrin announced Aug. 25 they secured combustible gas detectors for the Rustic Ridge neighborhood in Plum Borough following an explosion that took the lives of six residents and damaged multiple homes.   Read the article………………………..

Pennsylvania bill would allow condo, HOA residents to hang clotheslines

A Pennsylvania lawmaker says her bill would allow residents of condos and homeowners associations (HOAs) to hang their clothing outside to dry.  State Senator Amanda Cappelletti (D-Delaware/Montgomery) says some HOAs and housing units ban outdoor clotheslines and drying racks that may hinder the community’s appearance.    Read the article………………………..

Bill to repudiate racially restricted deed covenants passes PA House

A bill sponsored by Rep. Justin Fleming, D-Dauphin, that would make it easier for property owners to repudiate discriminatory deed covenants passed the House today.  A covenant stipulates what existing or future owners can and cannot do to the property. Racially discriminatory real estate covenants were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1948 […]

Water main break in Oakland impacts two condo buildings, floods garage (PA)

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority said crews were able to shut off a 20-inch main line near the Park Plaza Condominiums, ending the active leak. Later, crews determined it was a private water line that burst. The building’s owner will have to handle additional repairs to the building.   Read the article………………………..

Towamencin: Residents say sewer rate hikes could hit condo residents harder (PA)

During the April meetings hosted by PA American, Fields told the board, that company provided a model for residents to calculate the charges that company will apply to residents who live in condo complexes that are currently unmetered and pay the flat fee. Under the model PA American provided, Fields told the board, her annual […]

Villas of Newtown basin fix to cost township at least $112K (PA)

Public improvements (the township’s responsibility) regarding drainage were not completed nearly 10 years after the community was first constructed, and in April 2022, bids to complete the work came in at $277,000, which the township escrow fund did not have the resources to cover. The bids were subsequently rejected.   Read the article………………………..

Cedar Ridge townhome residents complain developer left no topsoil for landscaping (PA)

On behalf of the Cedar Ridge Homeowner’s Association, attorney Scott Lipson and engineer Bill Erdman of Keystone Engineering presented a report outlining residents’ dissatisfaction with their top soil as left by the developer, THP Homes. They argued that THP did not supply the required eight inches of top soil on the property, with residents finding […]

State College Sinkhole Update (PA)

To recap residents of the Patton Township townhomes the sinkhole affected told us at an early January homeowners association meeting that they themselves had to conduct and pay for structural assessment studies of their properties.   Read the article………………………..

Multiple fires erupt at condominium tower in Cherry Hill (PA)

Several fire crews battled a blaze as flames erupted from the balconies of a condominium tower in Cherry Hill Saturday morning.  Officials say multiple exterior balconies caught fire at the Mark 70 Condominiums due to “improperly discarded smoking materials.”   Read the article………………………..

2 injured in Warminster, Bucks County fire (PA)

An Action News viewer recorded the arrival of fire trucks as smoke billowed from the condo complex.  The fire damaged several units at the Saxony Manor Condominiums and two people had to be hospitalized.    Read the article………………………..

Treasure Lake POA awarded grant for ATV trailhead master plan (PA)

The Treasure Lake Property Owners Association has been awarded $73,500 for the formation of a master plan for an ATV trailhead at Cayman Landing Campground, a project planned in partnership with the Elk County Riders ATV and recreation group.   Read the article………………………..

State College Sinkhole (PA)

Dozens of residents have been displaced, and their townhomes abandoned, since Christmas weekend after a sinkhole opened up in their neighborhood.   Read the article………………………..

Condo Fire Battled In Haverford Thursday Evening (PA)

A condominium in Haverford caught fire Thursday afternoon, according to the Merion Fire Company of Ardmore.  Fire broke out at a condo along the 100 block of Llanalew Road in Haverford at about 4:14 p.m. Thursday.  Crews found heavy fire at the properties and raised a second alarm, the fire company said.   Read the article………………………..

Lower Merion agrees to do away with an archaic condo rule (PA)

Recently an attorney for Grays Lane House Unit Owners Association reached out to Lower Merion requesting the township approve a change to the condominium’s governing documents.  The change was for the township to remove itself from having to approve any changes to its documents.    Read the article………………………..

Supervisor: Richland Township can’t accept streets not up to code (PA)

Several residents of the Skyview Estates Homeowners Association attended the Richland Township Supervisors’ meeting on Monday to request that the township absorb the development’s private roads — Bella Lane and Julz Drive.  Cindi Cort, president of the homeowners association, said residents would like its streets to be public.  However, the area of Skyview Estates is […]

Whispering Knoll residents, LMA still working toward solution (PA)

Around a dozen Whispering Knoll residents and the developer of the property attended Tuesday’s Latrobe Water Authority meeting with more questions on resolving on-going water issues.  The developer of the property, Jim Thomas, told the authority comments last month claiming he made the decision to not do the right thing by failing to install a […]

Whispering Knoll issues continue (PA)

At least 20 residents of The Village at Whispering Knoll attended Tuesday night’s meeting of the Latrobe Municipal Authority.  Residents at the 55-and-over patio home community located in Derry Township have complained in past months of not only low water pressure, but also power outages affecting the pump station at the development.    Read the entire […]

Police Say NY Man Threatened to Bulldoze HOA President’s Home (PA)

WYOU says that when the man’s gate card at the Reflection Lakes Owners Association was deactivated over unpaid dues, he allegedly threatened the president of the association. And by threatened, we’re talking about bulldozing the person’s home to the ground, according to Pennsylvania State Police.  Read the entire article……………………………….