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“is there a mechanism for negotiating a change over particular issues?”
One would certainly hope that a compromise could be negotiated in a case by case basis. And yes your particular situation Neil sounds like that is how it should be with all HOA, addressing the needs of the whole but not totally shunting out those with special needs.
Suppose my driveway and my walkway and my porch required special construction to allow me access to the house I am thinking of buying, and this construction would not make my property “common” to everyone else.
Suppose I had a situation where alterations to the house would be needed and further increasing the gap of this “commonality”?
Isn’t the idea anyway to have a community with the common interest of living in a peaceful place? Sure having it to be pretty and have that Andy Griffith 8 Is Enough prefect nothing can go wrong everything is sunshine and birds chirping world where everything outside of the walls is of no concern or slightest worry at the end of the day, why not, sounds like paradise.
However I think that kind of perfect neighborhood is more fantasy than those seen on the old tv shows they put on the big 3 each night back in the hey day.
It would appear that in order to live in just such a fake perfect world of a neighborhood, one has to give up things and restrain to certain things and not do these things and stick to a static regime of limited activity. And with some going Gestapo style inspections INSIDE your home…well what else can it be called than a mini-socialist collective?
Not knocking anything, but that sounds like a wonderful dream version of a FEMA or Nazi labor camp nightmare than a real world neighborhood.
Only difference between them and these “nice” collective neighborhoods are the fact that the fence and gate surrounding it is not chain link and barb wire and everyone inside has the choice to leave.
Maybe those of you who are in such arrangements (my sympathies) could come together and help Robert come up with a good plan that meets half way and satisfies both sides of the issue. What better advice than from a sitting VP of an HOA group who happens to frequent the same Part 15 hobby radio community and most likely has exchanged CQ’s here and there across that great HAM land dial?
Just a thought.