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HOA Violations, only a select few?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by IRideYZFR6, May 23, 2010.

  1. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    And Cliff's offer was if you provide him with your info - he can research and tell you exactly why you were 'noticed'. You may think it may be an overzealous HOA... but you might find out it's your neighbor complaining. So the point was rather then jumping to conclusions... if it's really rubbing you, Cliff offered to help get to the bottom of it. It's not about 'exposing people', its about people understanding truly what is happening and for Cliff to know if things are going wrong.
     
  2. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    Nothing personal at all. Again, a lot of insinuations/accusations were made about the HOA. If it's legitimate, I want to know about it.

    The HOA, per our documents is required to inspect all properties once a year. We also have to follow up on complaints received.

    Not true. If you are in a townhouse, your neighbors can look down into your property.
     
  3. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    This isn't exactly true. We got a letter years ago about our backyard having tall grass. We received a picture of zoomed in grass, nothing to indicate size of the grass (zoomed in grass will look tall) or to identify that grass belonging to our property..... just a picture of a tuft of grass, no backyard.

    We never got 'several violation letters', only got ONE and we never got a hearing notification. Just had HOA mowing service mow our backyard, which did not need mowing.

    I truly believe that some people make mistakes. If you are taking pictures of just grass and then you send out letters, how can you possibly remember which property that grass picture belonged to?

    Also, I've seen a neighbor have horribly tall grass in their front yard and Broadlands never came around to cut their yard.
     
  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    We only have general inspections done on a part-time basis. It would be very easy for a lawn to go many, many weeks before we would catch it on a general inspection.
    Many of our violation letters are generated when we visit a home that someone has called in to complain about. This happens far more often than people seem to realize. And don't be surprised if the person making the complaint tells you otherwise.
     
  5. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    True. Because of the time it takes for a normal hearing process for a violation (for, say, a burned out light) takes too long. From the time the violation is noticed to resolution, it can easily be two months or more.
    The Board decided this is not acceptable for lawn violations because of the unsightliness that would continue to worsen.
     
  6. tiff78

    tiff78 Broadlands Resident

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    Originally Posted by msflynn [​IMG]
    For Mowing yes Broadlands will go in and mow the property if it is not rectified but this is after several violation letters and a hearing notification.

    Staci




    Cliff,
    It doesn't sound like the same thing you are saying. I'm confused now.
     
  7. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    I miss spoke so if you continue reading this thread you see I made a correction as stated above.

    Staci
     
  8. ChrisL

    ChrisL Member

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    A couple things.
    1. GREAT JOB HOA! - We have rules... and you have the authority to enforce them. Yes I got a letter about my TH backyard... and I mowed it... and trashed the letter.
    2. Common area maintenance... not mowing... I back to a particular playground area that was completed about two years ago off Avonworth. Since that time... No mulch, some of the bushes have died... been ripped out... and never replaced... leaving dead barren circles of cracked ground, and the grass... well... it looks terrible.
    And new this year... the Poison Ivy appears to be creeping back toward the playground from the woods.
    I just wonder what we are doing about this. Lack of mulch around the playground I believe is a violation of a law? And I do feel that if we are expected to remove and repair dead trees, bushes, etc... that HLS should be held to the same standard.

    I would actually like to thank the ladies who make me mow my backyard...it's hot... and I avoid it... sometimes I need a good kick in the pants! :D

    LAST QUESTION: I noticed TODAY that there is a red sticker on my lamp post??? It wasn't there a couple weeks ago... what's up with that?
     
  9. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    I was at that playground about 4 weeks ago looking for places to add swings and it happened to be right after it was mulched. It is the light colored wood so I know it ages quickly. We mulch all playgrounds every year only one I know we have ever missed was the one on Hunter Green last year and that was because we were in the process of replacing it. As for the Avonsworth play ground, I was concerned with the condition of the plastic edging and did ask for that to be fixed and for the wood equipment to be resealed . At this playground the edging was placed incorrectly so the mulch appears much lower but as long as the mulch is 3 inches deep it is within regulations. I did not see any dead plants at that time but I am happy to come back out and re-look.

    As for the red sticker - did you recently start getting the newspaper? The sticker green or red is how they know to deliver it to you and what edition - daily vs weekend.

    Staci
     
  10. ChrisL

    ChrisL Member

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    No I didn't just start getting it... oh well guess I missed it :D

    The area that is still missing a bush is DIRECTLY behind my house... I'm on the end. (YEAH now everyone knows where I live!!!)

    And can we have someone take a look at the vegetation that is RAPIDLY growing back toward the playground to be sure nothing is poison ivy?

    I am glad to know someone checks the mulch.
    Oh and thanks for requesting the equipment be sealed. I have already pulled 20+ splinters from my daughters hands this year!
     
  11. msflynn

    msflynn New Member

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    I will try and get out tomorrow to take a look at everything. Just FYI, if the bush died we probably will not be replacing it at this time - there just is not a lot of money in the budget after all the snow.

    Staci
     

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