People sometimes learn the hard way that local government has little interest or oversight in homeowner and condo associations. Town and county councils can address problems according to zoning, streets or recorded plans, but they don’t have oversight in a private contract between a homeowner and developer. After hearing about those frustrations, Delaware State Legislature assigned a point-person to help handle such conflicts. Read the article…………..
Anyone who has ever wondered about the role of the home owners’ association and what rules are in place to protect the property owner is invited to learn more on those subjects at the community association information meeting Thursday, March 1. Sen. Gerald Hocker, R-Ocean View, and Rep. Ron Gray, R-Selbyville) organized this meeting that will feature the Common Interest Community Ombudsman of the Delaware Department of Justice, other legal representatives and members of the Sussex County government. Read the article…………….
Police said the money was taken from the Westover Hills Civic Association by means of cashing fraudulent checks belonging to the association after a checkbook was stolen from a residence. Anderson and Grooms each cashed a check withdrawing from the association’s account, police said. Hines allegedly stole the checkbook from its custodian. Read the article……………….
An online petition to preserve the High Point South Condominium signage at 11204 Coastal Highway has been launched by unit owner Canan Johna Ozkok. A full-time resident at High Point South for the last three years, Ozkok said her father purchased a unit when the building was under construction in 1969. The initial idea to replace the nearly half-century old sign was discussed during a High Point South Board of Directors meeting in May 2016, Ozkok said. Read the article…………….
In other news from Tuesday’s council meeting, Millville building permits will require a little extra paperwork now, after the town council unanimously approved Ordinance 18-01, which amends the zoning code (Chapter 155, Article XII, Section 155-68). Under the amended code, in addition to the plans and regular paperwork, all applications for building permits in Millville must now include a letter of approval from the applicant’s homeowners’ association, if any association exists, as well as a copy of the applicant’s Sussex County building permit. Scroll down to bottom of the article………….
A multi-alarm fire at a condominium complex in Delaware County, just over the state line, forced several elderly residents out of their homes Wednesday afternoon. Read the article…………….
Over a year and a half since the suit was first filed in court, a Selbyville community’s post-Superstorm Sandy dispute is still ongoing. Attorneys representing the Mallard Lakes Sandy Interest Group and the Mallard Lakes Community Association Inc. were pitted against each other once again in the Delaware Court of Chancery on May 2, arguing over who should pay for the condo repairs after flooding damage from Sandy. Read the article…………..
The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s office was notified to investigate the origin and cause of an early morning fire that damaged (5) town houses in the Canary Creek Development, located in Lewes, DE. A fire occurred at the condominiums in the Canary Creek community in Lewes early Monday morning. Read the article……………….
A $10,000 sidewalk repair project in Lewes has condo owners upset after they received a bill for the work. The unit owners of the Ocean House condominium said they have been overcharged by the city for the repairs. Owners feel blindsided by the invoice for $9,821.70 and said they had no foreknowledge the work was going to be done. Read the article…………..