Trish Jacobs, is the president of the Avignon Villas HOA and she is proud of their community in Olathe, Kan., along with 26 friends and supporters who believe they have a good HOA for the residents at Avignon Villas.
The Meekers represent a growing number of vocal residents upset with their homeowners associations. While many HOAs still support their residents, others now harass them with narrow and odd rules. Fines for violating those rules can be heavy, leading to liens against residents and even loss of their homes.
Homes associations are meant to keep neighborhoods from turning shabby and to maintain property values. But when homeowners don’t follow their strictly enforced regulations, they may be fined, end up in court or even lose their homes. Here are their horror stories.
The Stout family in Lee’s Summit painted a swing set purple. Their HOA was unhappy, and the case ended up in court, drawing international attention. The family won, but not really, considering legal costs.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, the USPS expects to deliver a lot of cheer, in the form of roughly 16 billion cards, letters and packages, to more than 155 million U.S. addresses with the help of more than 600,000 employees, 35,000 seasonal employees and 208,000 vehicles. USPS Boise Plant Manager Jim Brenneman takes us inside the Boise Mail Processing Center.
Republican candidate for Senate Roy Moore rode his horse, Sassy, to the polls on Dec. 12 to cast his ballot. “This is a very important race for our country, for our state, and for the future,” Moore said.
The owners of Delaney & Loew Kitchenalia in Lawrence have released surveillance video showing a man stealing money from their cash register last Sunday. If anyone has information, they are encouraging them to contact the Lawrence Police Department.
A fatal fiery multi-vehicle crash claimed the life of the driver of a FedEx truck on Tuesday on southbound Interstate 435 near the 23rd Street ramp in Kansas City. The driver was killed when he rear-ended a pickup truck, crashed into the guardrail and his truck burst into flames.
Jason Hurst, of Kansas City, made a mailbox shaped like an AT-AT Imperial walker from the “Star Wars” movies. He said he built the metal mailbox several years ago after a drunk driver damaged his previous traditional mailbox. He plans to see the new movie, “The Last Jedi,” which opens in theaters this week.