Vet Battles Homeowner's Association Over Flagpole

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  1. TxEMTP69

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    World War Two Vet Battles Homeowner's Association
    (Richmond, VA) -- A 90-year-old World War Two veteran from Virginia is battling his homeowner's association over the flagpole he has outside his home.
    Retired Army Colonel Van Barfoot has been ordered to remove the flagpole from his yard in the Sussex Square community in western Henrico County after he displayed "Old Glory" on Labor Day and Veteran's Day.
    The homeowner's group doesn't explicitly prohibit flagpoles, but they must be "asthetically appropriate." Residents can display short flags on porches, but Barfoot says that's not the way he was raised to respect the flag.
    Senator Mark Warner is in Barfoot's corner.
    He met late Thursday afternoon with association members to try to reach a compromise.
    In the end, Barfoot's deadline of 5 p.m. Eastern time was extended until next Friday, December 11th.
    Barfoot, nevertheless, has indicated he's willing to go to court over the matter.
    Family members say Barfoot is the most decorated U.S. combat veteran alive, having been awarded more than 20 medals, including the Medal of Honor, The Silver Star, three Purple Hearts and the Legion of Merit.
    (Copyright 2009 by VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions)
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  2. Hawghauler

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    Seems to me the HOA Nazis need to be dragged out into the street and get a public flogging. Anyone who sees my flag as a problem in my country in my opinion is a worthless piece of socialist crap. Good for the Col. Does anyone know anybody in that town? Like to see what happens to the $hitbird that tries to take it down.
     
  3. DCortez

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    Our current group of HOA nazis is a tad better than our last. At least the new ones answer the phone. Neither return calls or sort things out. Both cash the HOA checks.
     
  4. cuate

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    Living in one home with a HOA was enough, didn't ever have to go to battle with them but what a herd of fruitcakes ! I am the total HOA on this old farm and have 100% control of everything that goes on, with the approval of the wife of course .
    Read that living happily but get considerable spousal suggestions, ha ha
     
  5. TrailDust

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    Another reason why you need to read your HOA's CC&Rs before signing on the dotted line and moving into your American dream....
     
  6. MadMo44Mag

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    Had lived in a community with a HOA once. I'll never own a home again where there is a HOA in place. I saw more bad than good come from it. It turned neighbors on neighbors and cause way more grief than necessary.
     
  7. Big country

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    HOAs and there minions are just like hitler and the gestapo.
     
  8. DCortez

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    We've received letters for letting the grass grow over the curb a tad ... and I do mean a tad. With two boys in the house, I'm not going to let it get out of hand, LOL. Anyway, we were told to edge or they would send out a company to do it and charge us.

    Meanwhile, the house next to us, which was for sale, had grass 4' high in the front yard. Several neighbors called the HOA, nothing was done. In the end, a neighbor and I cut the jungle down.

    I don't get these people ... The sellers or the HOA.
     
  9. Big country

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    They were going with the "tropical" look. LOL! When I was doing residential landscaping (AKA cuttin grass for folks) we would get some of those HOA assigned jobs and get run off by the home owner in about 2 minutes. These HOA Nazis are favaritist and a half. If they liked the person with the jungle for a yard then they wont say a word to them but if some one they don't like lets a blade of grass hang over the side walk they're driving property values into the dirt and they won't stand for it. Hypocrites!
     
  10. thorkyl

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    On Dec. 17th the yard nazi that signed the order to have my truck and travel trailer towed 9 years ago, gets out.

    Ya, I pressed charges and had her arrested for auto theft, 2 counts, truck and trailer.

    HOA could not regulate public street ;)

    Now I live in the country and don't have a yard nazi other than the future better half
     

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