Wellington Woods HOA lawsuit over pool cabana addition
The Wellington Woods Homeowners' Association should stop this, or any, lawsuit that goes directly against the Association's mission statement, prominently described in the first paragraph of the official Association guidebook.
WELLINGTON WOODS HOA MISSION STATEMENT:
* Maintain or improve the value of properties within the allotment.
* Provide a safe neighborhood.
* Provide an attractive neighborhood.
* Be fiscally responsible to the members and the community.
* Be a good neighbor.
One of our neighbors has completed a beautiful cabana by the pool in their back yard. The subject cabana/pool improvement obviously increases the neighborhood's property values, and makes the neighborhood more attractive. However, the officers of our Association have decided to file a lawsuit against one of our own members for this improvement. We expect the Association's officers to pursue necessary action to "maintain or improve the value of properties within the allotment." The Association exists to prevent cars up on blocks or chicken coops in our neighbors front yards. Yet, this frivolous and vexatious litigation has no merit, and is in stark contrast to the official mission statement published by the HOA.
The board members should restrict their activities to the Association's mission statement, as outlined in the Association Guidebook, instead or arbitrarily imposing their subjective and capricious will on defenseless members. This lawsuit is neither fiscally responsible, nor the actions of a good neighbor. The HOA could lose due to selective enforcement or waiver. The HOA may choose to retroactively pursue other members to justify continuing with this frivolous lawsuit. Should potential buyers learn of this type of HOA activity, it may make Wellington Woods properties less desirable. Compared to all the negativity involved in this most sever action possible by the HOA, continued litigation seems most unreasonable.
Since the mission of the Association is so clearly outlined, and the expectations and standards for appropriate conduct by the Association are so minimal, we members do not get get involved in the minutia of the Association's proceedings. However, it is now imperative we intervene to protect our own home ownership interests. If the Association is willing to take this type of action against a single member who must bear the individual expense of defending the Association's unprovoked and malicious actions, what may be the next action the HOA will take against any other member who falls out of favor with officers of the Association. It appears the Association is taking advantage of the limited oversight and accountability afforded those small few who exercise considerable control over all of our home ownership rights. Our strength lies in signing this petition requesting the abhorrent and odious lawsuit filed by our HOA to be stopped. The Association was designed to complete the mission statement above, and this activity is not commensurate with the HOA mission. Please add your voice to the roar of reason, and sign the petition to ask this litigation be stopped. If unable to add your signature at this time, please leave a comment. Thank you.