guest blog by Andrea Barnes
HOAs across the country are begging local governments for help supporting their dilapidated “amenities”, roads and buildings.
1. Buyer beware. Most HOA contracts now have language that allows the sale of common land. All that lovely “green space” you paid a hefty price for may soon be public property.
2. Municipalities have relegated their “governmental” duties to private contracts. Since they operate as such and are being given the same powers to maintain infrastructure, manage neighborhood safety and health concerns, it’s long past time to acknowledge HOAs as mini municipalities.
The neighborhood group previously asked the town for help paying for maintenance, but was turned down because town officials didn’t want to spend public funds on a private pond. The town has turned down many neighborhoods that had similar requests, Frantz said.
But at Coronado Village, he said, “There are some concerns now that it’s potentially becoming a health problem.”