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  • Some want homeowners associations to ban short-term rentals like Airbnb after massive weekend party (NE) April 24, 2024
    Over the weekend, a party at an Airbnb in Sarpy County near 189th and Briar, with nearly 200 people, lead to a massive law enforcement response.  The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office says they found five guns and marijuana. There was a “help an officer” call and one law enforcement officer had a struggle with one person with a gun, the Sarpy County Sheriff said.  Now, concerned about both noise and safety, some living nearby say they want their homeowners’ associations ...
  • Nebraska bill seeks to prohibit homeowners associations from banning political signs March 21, 2024
    Nebraska homeowners would be allowed to display political signs on their property during election season without restriction from their homeowners association, under a new bill in consideration in the Legislature.  Read the article…………………………….
  • Bennington green space turned dangerous ditch proving an eyesore for neighbors (NE) August 29, 2023
    “We were promised this would look like a normal lot once they were done, except for the small section of storm sewer they were allowed to put in,” said neighbor Jordan McCarthy. “Everything else was temporary or supposed to be temporary according to the agreement.”    Read the article………………………..
  • LFR battles fire inside unit at southeast Lincoln condominium building (NE) July 10, 2023
    Residents were evacuated from the building as several firefighters fought the flames, though efforts were initially hampered by items inside the condo, said LFR public information officer MJ Lierman.  Read the article………………………..
  • Beaver Lake ‘doesn’t foresee’ draining water after discovery of zebra mussels (NE) July 4, 2023
    Beaver Lake became the fourth body of water in Nebraska to have an established zebra mussel population, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Officials say an adult zebra mussel was found on a boat lift in mid-May. Follow-up sampling confirmed the presence of microscopic young zebra mussels and adult mussels, according to a news release.    Read the article………………………..
  • Plattsmouth townhome owners raise HOA oversight concerns after mowing fees paid to developer (NE) June 17, 2023
    The historic rally cry of “no taxation without representation” has become a theme for a group of retirees living south of the Omaha-metro.  Read the article………………………..It’s not the government but a homeowners’ association that’s collecting dues, and residents have mounting concerns about how the money has been spent.
  • Sarpy County homeowners fighting subdivision over solar panels (NE) May 12, 2023
    The neighborhood doesn’t have an elected HOA yet, so Liberty land-enforces covenants — and above-ground pools, sheds and solar panels are prohibited. The Bowlings have until June 1 to remove their panels or face legal action.  Read the article………………………..
  • Installation of solar panels gets Lincoln condo owner in hot water (NE) February 24, 2023
    Bill would block homeowners associations from banning installation of solar installations   Read the article………………………..
  • Nightmare on Redick Street: Neighborhood enforcing rules on homeowner’s attraction (NE) November 5, 2022
    A Halloween display in northwest Omaha has homeowners on opposite sides of the fence and may have gone too far this year.  The homeowner’s association off 103rd and Military Road says problems with parking and people for a holiday attraction have grown over the past five years. A family says they’re just sharing their holiday spirit.   Read the article………………………..
  • Douglas County Sheriff reminds residents of golf cart rules (NE) July 6, 2022
    The Indian Pointe neighborhood became a focus for deputies over the holiday weekend after someone complained of golf carts on the streets.  The sheriff’s office says that the subdivision doesn’t have a county-approved ordinance. Nobody got a ticket but the sheriff’s office is letting homeowners know golf cart operators may be pulled over.    Read the article…………………………
  • Fontelle Hills residents face choice of buying golf course, welcoming new neighbors (NE) June 28, 2022
    The former Fontenelle Hills Golf Course is for sale.  Plans call for the land to be sold for single family residential development, unless neighbors organize to purchase some or all of the lots abutting their properties. But the owners are first going through the process of redrawing lot lines to make it suitable for estates instead of denser housing.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Woodcliff residents call for change to confusing address system (NE) June 2, 2022
    At the Woodcliff lake community, nestled across from Fremont on the Saunders County side of the Platte River, delivery packages often don’t reach the intended address.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Private funding will fix a city street (NE) April 28, 2022
    Perhaps the most efficient way to get something done is to do it yourself.  The Northridge Homeowners Association appears to think so.  Representatives of the group appeared before Tekamah City Council April 14, requesting permission to pay for repairs to Lake View Drive themselves.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Omaha homeowners raise concerns again about undermined street (NE) November 24, 2021
    A dangerous situation has resurfaced in a neighborhood just northwest of Omaha. A 6 News Investigation two years ago led to a fix.  After fixing the foundation of the undermined North 67th Street two years ago, developer Keith Edquist says he fulfilled his obligation to the neighborhood and his attorney agrees.     Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Condominium residents exposed to high amounts of carbon monoxide (NB) June 4, 2021
    A condominium complex was exposed to a significant amount of carbon monoxide Wednesday afternoon.  Officials with Lincoln Fire and Rescue (LFR) responded to Stonecliff Estates, 5831 Enterprise Dr, around 1 pm for a medical call.   When they arrived, LFR determined it was a carbon monoxide poisoning situation. LFR’s carbon monoxide detectors began to go off as they entered the building.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Senate Bill 144 will hurt struggling Las Vegas HOAs (NV) March 20, 2021
    I would like to take some time today, to encourage you to contact your state senator to oppose Senate Bill 144. I believe this is harmful to our Las Vegas area homeowners associations.   Read the article………………………………
  • Beatrice homeowners association challenge dismissed (NE) December 4, 2020
    A Beatrice homeowners association’s motion to drop its challenge against a convicted sex offender, has been granted by a judge.  Wildwood Estates Homeowner’s Association was recently denied an injunction against Jeff Hawks and a company that owns a residential property in the southeast Beatrice Wildwood Estates area….where Hawks has been residing.    Read the article…………………………
  • Judge Denies Beatrice Homeowner Association Request For Injunction (NE) October 24, 2020
    A District Judge has rejected a Beatrice homeowners association request for a temporary injunction, aimed at keeping a convicted sex offender from residing in their neighborhood.  On October 15th, Judge Christina Marroquin found that Wildwood Estates Homeowners Association had not demonstrated a probability of success on their challenge, filed against Jeff Hawks and Thayer Farmland LLC.     Read the article………………………………
  • Judge denies injunction to remove sex offender from Beatrice neighborhood (NE) October 15, 2020
    A judge has denied a temporary injunction that would have restricted a registered sex offender from living in a Beatrice neighborhood.  The Wildwood Estates Homeowners Association filed a civil complaint in Gage County District Court in August seeking to prevent Jeff Hawks, a registered sex offender, from living in the area.      Read the article……………………………..
  • Judge recuses himself in case of homeowners association hoping to prevent sex offender from living in area ( (NE) September 20, 2020
    Anew judge will be assigned in the case of a Beatrice homeowners association seeking to prevent a registered sex offender from living in its neighborhood.  The Wildwood Estates Homeowners Association filed a civil complaint in Gage County District Court last month, seeking to prevent Jeff Hawks from living in the area.    Read the article…………………………….
  • Beatrice Homeowner Association Seeking Injunction Against Sex Offender Residency (NE) September 3, 2020
    A Beatrice homeowners association is seeking a judge’s order that would prevent a convicted sex offender from residing in their neighborhood.  The Wildwood Estates Homeowners Association is seeking temporary and permanent injunctions    Read the article………………………….
  • HOA sues Elkhorn homeowner for unapproved roof color (NE) August 17, 2020
    It’s not unusual to see crews replacing bad roofs in metro area neighborhoods. But this week good shingles will be torn off an elkhorn home.  A roof just two years old that tom ross is forced to replace after a storm of controversy.  Tom Ross, a homeowner said, “A board member that lived across the street came over and told me that it was the incorrect style of roof.”  Fire Ridge Estates covenants require weathered wood color shingles.    Read the ...
  • Amick Acres flood diversion project nears completion (NE) July 22, 2020
    From devastating floods to months of recovery, residents in Amick Acres are excitedly waiting for a much needed flood diversion project to wrap up.  The $240,000 project is a joint effort between Hall County, the NRD and Amick Acres Homeowners Associations.    Read the article……………………………..
  • Gutter dispute raises concerns for residents (NE) April 29, 2020
    A long-running dispute over who should pay for water damage in several southwest Omaha condominiums has created a storm of controversy.  Rain pouring inside a bedroom window last year shows why there’s so much gutter talk around Deauville Condominiums.   Read the article………………………………
  • Suit targets short-term rentals at Capitol Beach (NE) October 13, 2019
    A lawsuit filed last week alleges several homeowners at Capitol Beach are renting out their homes on a short-term basis, in violation of neighborhood covenants.  The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Lancaster County District Court by the Capitol Beach Community Association, which is the homeowners association for people who live around Capitol Beach lake in northwest Lincoln.    Read the article………………………
  • Huge cavern under northwest street, homeowners fight to fix it (NE) August 28, 2019
    ….Melvin Sudbeck won’t comment but points to a letter from the city demanding the homeowners association to fulfill its obligation to fix the street.  Homeowners say the developer didn’t tell them to set up an HOA so, there isn’t one.  “So every day it’s a roll of the dice as to whether this street is going to collapse,” said Kevin Lode, a homeowner in the area.    Read the article……………………
  • Homeowners pushing for help in getting neighborhood park maintained (NE) July 13, 2019
    A North Omaha homeowners association says an uptick in a nearby homeless population and a lack of help from the city is posing problems in getting their neighborhood park maintained.  Walking through the Logan Fontenelle Park you’ll notice a few things like missing railings and weeds taking over sidewalks.    Read the article………………………
  • Lawyer goes on rant, client goes to jail for embezzling from Omaha neighborhood association (NE) March 31, 2019
    A locomotive called prison time was barreling toward the former treasurer of a west Omaha neighborhood association Tuesday.  In a Douglas County courtroom, a prosecutor had mentioned that former Omaha resident David Campagna’s full restitution payments didn’t erase the fact that he wrote himself dozens of checks over several years — costing the Armbrust Acres Homeowners Association more than $172,000 and countless hours of financial cleanup.   Read the article…………………
  • Neighbor who embezzled thousands faces consequences in court (NE) March 27, 2019
    There was tension in an Omaha courtroom on Tuesday as a confessed embezzler sought probation.  During eight years as treasurer of the Armbrust Homeowners Associated, David Campagna embezzled $174,000 his neighbors paid in dues.  “The books were bogus. Records were missing and falsified financial information was created,” neighbor Les Robbins said.    Read the article…………………..
  • Ashland residents begin to assess flood damage (NE) March 18, 2019
    Floodwaters began to recede in many areas on Monday, allowing a closer look at the damage left behind.  Willow Point Lakes just south of the Platte River on Highway 6 was one of the communities in the wake of destruction.  The bridge to the development was almost free of water on Monday, but it may not be safe to cross.  Brad Pfeiffer with the community’s homeowners association said crews from Lincoln were on their way to check on the bridge.  ...
  • Owners of condos burned in M’s Pub fire ask city for tax incentives to help rebuild their homes (NE) September 10, 2018
    Condo owners affected by the M’s Pub fire are hoping to get a property tax incentive to help restore the historic building.   420 Condominium Association Inc., which is representing the owners of 12 residential units whose windows face Howard Street, is asking for nearly $700,000 in tax-increment financing, or TIF.  The incentive is needed because insurance money fell “considerably short” of what the owners need to reconstruct the units, according to documents filed with the city.    Read the article………………
  • Justice sought for elderly woman who nearly lost property due to late fees (TX) February 6, 2018
    Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid is seeking justice for an elderly woman who nearly lost her property because of late fees.  KFOX14 first brought you the story last March.  Maria Nuñez, 88, lives at the Casa Del Sol Condominiums on Lomaland Drive.  One year ago, she thought she was about to end up living in the streets.  Despite paying off her mortgage in full six years ago, her property was foreclosed because of a missed payment to the condo association.  ...
  • Ask Amy: Homeowners association rules don’t seem to faze these neighbors December 27, 2015
    Dear Amy: We live in a town-house development. The house adjoining ours is owned by a retired man (who lives nearby) and is occupied by his son and the son’s family. They are not the worst neighbors possible, but they seem to be very heedless of how their actions affect others.     Read the Q&A………….
  • Cars must go in garage, judge says (NE) March 20, 2014
    Flowers ruled that Horner and others were barred, by the covenant, from regularly or routinely parking, storing or leaving vehicles in the driveway. But she also prohibited Bishop Square from towing any vehicles parked, stored or left in Horner’s driveway.    Read more……..
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