The Afterburner 05/28/14
By LeaAnne Klentzman
Pick’n on old ladies and widow women- We all know compliance is the backbone of Master planned neighborhoods, but when a homeowners association ignores something for years and then starts pick’n on an elderly widow woman… what’s next for the First Colony Community Association, taking candy from babies?
Here is how this story is playing out…. An elderly woman lost her husband and moved to the Sugar Land area to be near her daughter.… a long time First Colony resident. Welcome to Sugar Land! This widow woman purchased a townhome in a gated community off Sweetwater in early 2013, chump change, right?
Imagine her surprise when after closing on the property, which included a certificate of compliance from the yard police at closing, she is now being harassed for non-compliance.
That no compliance started with an unapproved front door; uh … same door as day of closing… never changed! Next, they started grumbling about a non-compliant flagstone patio; well THAT violation has been there for at least 10 years, no prior complaint on file. Unable to calm the yard police of FCCA, her daughter began to try and help; now both of them are up against the proverbial brick wall of the HOA, you know… under the auspices of keeping things nice. They, like others before them, stood alone before the BOARD of FCCA and were ordered to state their case….. That too, fell on deaf ears.
Over the next few weeks the “Star” will compile a collection of the documents to expose the FCCA for what it is doing to this beleaguered widow woman and her family. The Director of FCCA, Kerry Kelly, was contacted and asked about compliance in this case but declined to discuss this or any case.
His contempt and disgust in being questioned was apparent; his tone was condescending and his attitude was arrogant. If he would talk that way to a newspaper, how must he treat those over which he has some kind of authority?
By the way, a previous owner, the one who built that patio… said, “That patio was built with FCCA permission. “ He went on to say there have been other owners between us too…. What are they doing? Well, that just what we want to know too. Stay tuned….
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