ABC 6 On Your Side gets results for a frustrated Delaware homeowner

A Delaware homeowner has been trying to get something done about a crumbling retaining wall near his home for almost two years.  After all the frustration, he reached out to ABC 6 On Your Side to see if he could get results.  Phil Weiker said the wall is not only an eyesore, but pretty dangerous as well. He reached out to ABC 6 last week. ABC 6 got in contact with township trustees and now the issue will be cleaned up soon     Read the article……………….

CIC Ombudsman a landing pad for HOA drama (DE)

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…………..

Home owners’ associations/boards invited to learn more (DE)

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…………….

Pair arrested, 1 still sought in theft via fraudulent check New Castle County homeowners association (DE)

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……………….

High Point condo resident fights to keep historic sign (MD)

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…………….

Millville now requiring HOA OK for permits (DE)

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………….

Mallard Lakes resident: dispute ‘going nowhere’ (DE)

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…………..

No injuries in Canary Creek condo fire (DE)

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……………….