‘Repulsive’ golf course pond lands Glendale country club in legal trouble (AZ)

A country club in Glendale finds itself in hot water over a pervasive and repugnant stench coming from one of its golf course ponds that has frustrated nearby residents of the Arrowhead Ranch subdivision.  Stephen Kyle Bais, the golf course superintendent for Arrowhead Country Club, is suspected of violating a city code related to odors […]

Pasco golf course-turned-forest nears resolution, at least for some neighbors (FL)

Now the Lowman Links property is under contract with Ryan Homes, which plans to build 218 homes, a developer’s representative told Pasco planning commissioners last week. Part of the agreement also included an offer to two of the community’s village homeowners associations that back up to the golf course property.   Read the article…………………………….

Jewfish Key homeowners seek separation from Longboat Key (FL)

The Longboat Key commission is navigating legal waters around Jewfish Key.  The Jewfish Key Preservation Collective, which acts as a homeowner’s association for property owners on the key, requested disengagement from the municipal boundaries of Longboat Key Dec. 19, 2023.   Read the article…………………………….

Davis Island residents seek selectmen’s help with disaster relief funding (ME)

Three December storms resulted in severe flooding at Davis Island properties and a resident is now looking for help. John Allen requested Feb. 20 Edgecomb selectmen assist their homeowner’s association with submitting a Maine Emergency Management Agency application for natural disaster funding.  Read the article…………………………….

County approves funding for new security cameras in Edgewater neighborhood (OH)

Members of the Cuyahoga County Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night to approve a grant that will help the homeowners association in Cleveland’s Edgewater neighborhood purchase new security cameras.  The HOA’s pursuit of the $25,000 grant from the county created controversy among some Clevelanders because the county’s top elected official lives in Edgewater    Read the […]

They fled crumbling D.C. condos three years ago. Their lives were never the same.

It has been nearly three years since dozens of first-time home buyers were forced to flee their crumbling Anacostia condominium because the District deemed the newly-constructed building unsafe.  Ever since, homeowners said, they have existed in a state of limbo — unable to return to life as they knew it and unable to truly move […]

Disaster Assistance: Information on the 2021 Condominium Collapse in Surfside, Florida

This Q&A report looks at the federal response. FEMA coordinated response and recovery efforts, including assistance for survivors and victims’ families. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is investigating the technical cause of the collapse and plans to issue a report in 2025 that may recommend changes to improve the structural safety of buildings.  Read […]

Police patrols terminated within Bay Isles communities on Longboat (FL)

Bay Isles Association asked for no policing behind its gates just one year after asking for more enforcement.  On Dec. 4, town commissioners voted to terminate the existing memorandum of understanding between Bay Isles Association and the town, while also approving a new memorandum to be drafted.   Read the article……………………………

Uninsured and without help: Lincoln homeowners struggle to understand private sewer lines (RI)

Seventeen years ago, the town relinquished responsibility for sewer lines in this Lincoln neighborhood, deeming homeowners responsible for them.  Now, officials are pinning the blame on developers as residents of the Sableswood North Subdivision search for answers and help on how to maintain uninsurable sewer lines.     Read the article……………………………….

Residents of East Garrison are coming to grips with taxes and fees that weren’t part of the sales pitch (CA)

Residents were concerned about a recent property tax bill that showed an approximate 40-percent increase in charges related to the CSD, which pays for ongoing services, in perpetuity, for things within the district like park maintenance. (One homeowner who shared their bills from fiscal years 2022-23 and 2023-24 showed a jump from $1,586 to $2,218 […]

Alpine St. residents asking for help (WV)

“Going forward, if the homeowners association in that area would be willing to take this street into their HOA for future maintenance, that’s part of our processes and plan going forward,” said Commissioner Jeff Arnett. “With the Orphan Road Grant, there has to be a plan going forward,” he said.    Read the article……………………………

North Providence helps residents evicted from condemned condos (RI)

Though numerous residents plan on moving in with friends and family for the time being, others don’t have anywhere else to go.  North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi confirmed that the town has provided accommodations for residents in need of assistance.    Read the article……………………………………

Homeowners Association asks for city help with sewer system (MN)

Could the City of Scandia be taking on management of another wastewater system?  Approached last week by the Wyldewood Acres Homeowners Association, the Scandia City Council directed city staff last week to study several options for assisting the association with bringing its private sewer into compliance with the Minnesota Pollution Control Act.   Read the article………………………………

County bill aims to alleviate HOA burden (TN)

The Coffee County government is currently seeking to reintroduce to the state for approval a resolution that if approved, would limit it’s liability in homeowner association fees on unused property in the county.   Read the article…………………………………

Voters To Decide If Town Takes Over Sewer System (VT)

The Select Board last Monday agreed to draft a warrant article for the town to assume ownership of a sewer system from the Northwoods Estates homeowners association.  Jim Dyckman, president of the homeowners association, had asked the Select Board on July 24 to sponsor a warrant article for required Town Meeting approval.   Read the article………………………..

HOAs can apply for funds to install EV charging stations (VA)

Fairfax County is launching a pilot program to help homeowner and condominium associations install electric vehicle charging stations.  HOAs that are accepted into the Charge Up Fairfax program will receive a site visit and assessment from an engineering firm, paid for by the county.    Read the article………………………..

Residents of Stonebrook not all happy with street paving assessment (MI)

A proposed project to resurface the roads in the Stonebrook subdivision isn’t meeting with rave reviews from many of its residents who are unhappy with the cost of the special assessment  The homeowner’s association for Stonebrook, located at the southeast corner of Irish and Atherton roads, submitted petitions to Davison Township signed by 51 percent […]

FEMA help for private roads and bridges (VT)

If your privately owned road or bridge was damaged or destroyed by Vermont’s July severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides, FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be able to provide financial assistance for replacement or repairs.   Read the article………………………..

Residents ask town to reconsider ending private road plowing (RI)

South Kingstown residents at Tuesday’s meeting implored the Town Council during public comment to make “a truly equitable decision” in response to the cancelation of town plowing services on private roads, set to take effect this upcoming winter.   Read the article………………………..

Councilman postpones measure allowing county to maintain eligible private roads (HI)

At a Tuesday meeting of the council’s Policy Committee on Health, Safety and Well-being, Puna Councilman Matt Kaneali‘i-Kleinfelder proposed a measure that would allow the county to perform maintenance on certain qualifying “private, nondedicated and nonsurrendered roads” in order to ensure continued access to parts of the island in the event of an emergency.   Read […]

County makes progress to replace ‘bad’ bridge near Arnold (MO)

While subdivision streets must meet certain standards before the county will take them over, Jonas, who proposed the program and coordinates it, has said he wants to bring as many bridges as possible under county control because most subdivision homeowners associations lack the financial wherewithal to maintain, replace or repair failing bridges.   Read the article………………………..

Homeowners Association Asks Town To Take Over Sewer System (NH)

The Northwoods Estates homeowners association wants the town to assume ownership of its sewer infrastructure.  Jim Dyckman, president of the homeowners association, asked the Select Board on July 24 to sponsor a warrant article for required Town Meeting approval.   Read the article………………………..

Mashpee Sewer Commission To Discuss Nitrogen Removal From Condominiums (MA)

Mashpee Sewer Commission next week will discuss and possibly vote to form a subcommittee to address the requirements relating to condominium complexes compared to private septic systems to equally disperse state nitrogen reduction requirements among all residents. Additionally the committee will discuss the possibility of forming a subcommittee to research the impact of pollution on […]

Getting to the ‘root’ of the problem (TN)

Some “beautiful” oak trees in Smithfield subdivision have caused consternation for the Town, as the trees are damaging the road and sidewalks.  However, Town leaders and Smithfield residents have settled on a solution: Farragut Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved an agreement and restrictive covenant with Smithfield Homeowners Association regarding public infrastructure repairs during the […]