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Old 04-24-2010, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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My Gosh whats all the bickering about?. The OP is not crying over the problem just seeking some guidance.

With all due respect have any of you ever not submitted the proper forms to your HOA before making an improvement? I'm sure the answer is yes and that applies to me.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:25 AM
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Location: San Antonio
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Then you know that the State of Texas is working on taking away a lot of the HOA's power, and it's about time they did...
I know about that. "The State of Texas" you refer to is a handful of state legislators, in the minority party. I also know that the past two legislatures had bills proposing curbs to HOA power and the bills went nowhere. I don't see that changing in the next legislature.
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Old 04-24-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak
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Our HOA has one of the strictest forced mowing policies I've ever heard of:
If you grass it too high, you get a letter telling you that if it isn't mowed in TEN days the HOA will mow it for you and add it to your bill. (not a fine, just a fee for mowing)
Some might call that policy awful. I call it keeping our neighborhood looking nice and I'm glad the policy is in place.
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Old 04-24-2010, 01:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Our HOA has one of the strictest forced mowing policies I've ever heard of:
If you grass it too high, you get a letter telling you that if it isn't mowed in TEN days the HOA will mow it for you and add it to your bill. (not a fine, just a fee for mowing)
Some might call that policy awful. I call it keeping our neighborhood looking nice and I'm glad the policy is in place.
I'd never mow my yard.
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Old 04-24-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Our HOA has one of the strictest forced mowing policies I've ever heard of:
If you grass it too high, you get a letter telling you that if it isn't mowed in TEN days the HOA will mow it for you and add it to your bill. (not a fine, just a fee for mowing)
Some might call that policy awful. I call it keeping our neighborhood looking nice and I'm glad the policy is in place.
Actually most have this policy, or one similar. And if you ask anyone that lives next to a house that doesn't mow, they think it's a great rule.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Kallison Ranch, San Antonio,TX.
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Actually most have this policy, or one similar. And if you ask anyone that lives next to a house that doesn't mow, they think it's a great rule.

I wish that those rules /restrictions were enforced more strictly here in Westcreek. Mowing your yard should take no more than 1 1/2 hours. Our next door neighbor (who is selling his house, thank goodness ) did not mow his yard for over a year. I know that sounds like I'm stretching the truth but I kid you not. The lawn is a hodgepodge of various grass varieties mainly Bermuda, which is a low lying grass. Its' pretty darn sad that I would mow and edge the strip between us (yes along his driveway too) .The front yard along the sidewalk was never edged. For his lack of upkeep I blame the HOA Standards Monitor who strolls through the area without writing him up and him for being lazy. There is no doubt that the yard is being mowed now since the house is for sale.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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The difference I see between a civic club and an HOA is I can't be fined if for some reason I can't cut my grass this week because I was sick...
That's kind of a bogus argument, because even if someone happened to drive by and take note the grass is gone no HOA will jump straight to fine mode. They'll send out a letter first.
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