HOA Leaves $60,000 At The Side Of The Road

guest blog by Nila Ridings
It wasn’t cash in a bank bag.  Nope, these crooks just sawed the hoofs off a bronze deer, stole the deer and a dozen maple leaf light covers from the Rockwood Falls community entrance. It’s the second time they’ve done that! 
Who would think it’s a good idea to place tens of thousands of dollars worth of art out in the open alongside the road?   If it was to provide a visual indication of the prosperous residents that reside within, it did not serve them well.  However, it did make them a target for thieves.  
It’s undecided if the board will be replacing the sculptures.  Really?  Call in some common sense here folks!  The news is broadcasting daily about the theft of copper from air conditioning units at schools, churches, light poles, and more.  And bronze statues have been stolen before around Kansas City. Shall we hope the HOA members will stop the madness of their money going to the scrap-metal yards?
And since this happened in the city where I live, my tax dollars are now being spent to find and arrest the culprits.  So that makes us all losers in the expense of the missing bronze deer.

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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

1 thought on “HOA Leaves $60,000 At The Side Of The Road

  1. Dave Russell

    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

    – Albert Einstein


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