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Colorado's latest plague ... brown grass

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by dixiehack, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Leave it to a good old all-American HOA to be completely oblivious.


    No word if the fine doubles if a wildfire turns grass from brown to black.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I'm not wasting water to keep grass green.
  3. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The day any HOA got dime one from me would be a very cold day in hell.
  4. Matt Stephens

    Matt Stephens Well-Known Member

    Don't know how many folks live in Colorado close enough to Denver to listen to KALC, but Slacker and Steve had an entertaining hour about folks' HOA horrors yesterday.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Lack of an HOA was the biggest attraction when I bought a house eight years ago.
  6. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    HOAs can go pound sand ...

    My parents' last two houses were in neighborhoods with HOAs. Cannot believe they paid HOA dues to live in single-family houses. The first one fined neighbors for stupid crap like this, set guidelines for what colors families could paint their front doors ... just all sorts of ridiculous crap. Also in an area prone to snow and other inclement winter weather, at least compared to where I'm originally from. Could not recall a time where the roads were cleared, yet there was a fine if the sidewalks weren't cleared by the residents within 24 hours.

    At the second one, I helped my mother sell an extra vehicle. Put up a "For Sale" sign on the vehicle, and eventually used a grease pencil built to write on the windows. That got shouted down ... and keep in mind that the vehicle was otherwise in the driveway, same as every other vehicle. It wasn't parked curbside and it certainly wasn't placed in a spot in the lot where others might place their pink flamingos.

    And, people PAY for this kind of harassment? Do not understand it, for any reason.
  7. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Our HOA doesn't have the power to enforce any of its rules. Dues go mostly for keeping common areas mowed, which is awesome for us, since we at a dead end of a side street next to the woods.
  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Heard it yesterday while driving back from the mountains -- and past lots of brown grass.
  9. SalukiNC

    SalukiNC Member

    Grass is green as can be in northern Colorado. ... then again the landlord has the sprinklers set to go off 4 times a day. It's a drastic contrast to the neighbors brown lawn.
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