Bill To Protect Small Wyoming Home Day Cares From HOAs Moves To Senate

The Wyoming Senate is contemplating a proposed law defining small home day cares as “residential” so that homeowners associations can’t ban them under a residential-only clause.  House Bill 126 would define home day cares with fewer than 10 kids as a residential property use.   Read the article…………………………….

Second Legacy Lodge case appealed to Wyoming Supreme Court

The Rafter J Ranch Homeowners Association is asking the Wyoming Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision in a lawsuit over the future of the former Legacy Lodge building.  Monday’s appeal from HOA attorney Kevin Gregory marks the second case that has been taken to the high court regarding a 57-unit building in Rafter […]

Insurer wins homeowners association ruling (WY)

A federal appeals court on Friday affirmed a lower court ruling in favor of the insurer in litigation filed by a homeowners association, ruling the association had filed its lawsuit too late, and had not established its bad faith claim.  Read the article………………………..

Gillette woman’s prison sentence commuted (WY)

The prison sentence of a Gillette woman convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a homeowners association in the early 2000s has been reduced to time served, making her eligible for release.   Read the article………………………..

County hears first subdivision exemption request (WY)

The commissioners have heard their first request for an exemption to the county’s new rules for subdivisions over 35 acres in size. However, due to the need for more information, a decision has been tabled until January.   Read the article………………………..

As 3 Creek guzzles water, Jackson may increase rates for its most profligate consumers (WY)

Jackson town councilors were floored: In August the top 10 water consumers in one of the county’s largest golf club neighborhoods collectively used millions of gallons of water to feed their lawns.  The dampest of 3 Creek Ranch’s irrigation users each chugged between 251,000 and 600,000 gallons of water in August.    Read the article………………………..

Wyoming HOA charged with Fair Housing Act violation

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) charged Spring Creek Homeowners Association, the governing body of approximately 131 residential housing units in Jackson, Wyo., with discriminating against two homeowners because of disability by imposing restrictions on their assistance animals and retaliating against them for filing a Fair Housing Act complaint.   Read the article………………………..  […]

HUD charges Jackson homeowners association with disability discrimination (WY)

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is charging Spring Creek Homeowners Association in Jackson, Wyoming, with disability discrimination.  According to a release issued on Tuesday, Spring Creek Homeowners Association is described as the governing body of some 131 residential housing units in Jackson. The release says that the association discriminated against two homeowners […]

Rafter J HOA posts timeline of interactions with Stage Stop (WY)

The email was sent during a period of increased tension, and now legal involvement, between the Rafter J HOA and Stage Stop over the new owners’ plans to use the old assisted living facility as workforce housing.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Rafter J residents say Hotel Jackson is housing workers in Legacy Lodge, HOA lawyer enters fray (WY)

Following a tense planning commission meeting Feb. 28, lawyer Kevin Gregory, representing the Rafter J Ranch Homeowners Association, sent a letter to Jill Arnold of Stage Stop Inc., asking for commitments from Stage Stop, the Darwiche’s company, to abide by the HOA’s private codes, covenants and restrictions by March 14.   Read the entire article……………………………….

Road issue divides HOA (WY)

A new dispute has arisen within the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners Association subdivision, this time regarding a road surface.  A divide is splitting homeowners, with some supporting and others opposing a road paving project on the gravel Rolling Hills Drive, as well as Tanager and Partridge lanes.    Read the entire article……………………………….

Homeowner told to stop feeding wildlife (WY)

A longtime resident of the Solitude subdivision has been officially warned that her backyard moose feeding operation violates Teton County zoning regulations and that an enforcement case may unfold if she doesn’t stop.   Read the article……………………………….

Neighborhoods routinely ban small home child cares despite demand (WY)

The larger issue is that Homeowners Associations, HOAs, consider child care to be a commercial activity, and commercial activity is forbidden within most communities governed by an HOA per their Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs).   Read the article………………………………

Access spat divides South Jackson (WY)

Across from the gate is the under-development Pine Glades neighborhood, a mix of upscale and affordable townhomes. The no-trespassing signs, marking that the road is private, have fed malcontent from neighbors who’d grown accustomed to a cohesive neighborhood and being able to pass through the property on walkabouts to access Snow King and its trail […]

Town, county agree to $1.3M in loans for failing roofs (WY)

Town and county officials agreed Thursday to pay up to $1.29 million in loans to fix failing roofs at Melody Ranch Townhomes.  The county will pay for 55% of the loan, and the town will pay for 45%. The $1,292,800 will primarily come from fees collected from developers.    Read the article………………………….

Rolling Hills HOA paint spat settled (WY)

The paint has finally dried on a homeowners association dispute on Rolling Hills Drive.  It was recently announced the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners’ Association has agreed to settle with Kelly and Debra Hennessy over a 1-½-year-long dispute regarding the exterior paint on their house.    Read the article……………………..

Trial dates set for Cody Ranchettes house dispute (WY)

A Cody home and its owners have recently become the centerpiece of a colorful legal battle involving that house’s exterior paint and an unwillingness to cooperate with homeowners’ association demands to alter it.  Read the article……………………….

Dispute over house painting heads to court (WY)

A bitter dispute between a rural Cody homeowners’ association and one of its members — over a multicolor paint scheme — has spilled over into Park County’s District Court.  Last month, the Cody Ranchettes Homeowners’ Association asked a judge to order Kelly and Debra Hennessy to stop painting their house on Rolling Hills Drive, east […]

Casper-Area Man Pleads Guilty in Beating Case (WY)

Prosecutors say Miller, who lived in the 5000 block of Okeepa at the time of the crime, was president of the homeowner’s association and had an “ongoing battle” with the victim regarding the condition of the victim’s rented property.  On Nov. 26, Miller allegedly went over to the victim’s house and urinated in the victim’s […]

Doc’s dogs bark, bark, bark their master into court (WY)

“It’s so simple. That’s the pathetic part of it,” Becker said. “All he has to do is train his dogs.”  But Becker, who’s the president of his neighborhood homeowners association, isn’t confident that a trial will result in a solution.  “You’d think it would be embarrassing enough for him to do something,” Becker said. “You […]

Copperleaf dispute settled (WY)

The county and Copperleaf have settled their legal dispute about water use at the Wapiti subdivision, and claims on both sides have been dismissed. An order of dismissal without prejudice was submitted last month for the county’s case against Copperleaf Homeowners Association.   Read more……..