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    Active duty serviceman harrassed by HOA

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    KENNEWICK — Burke Jensen moved to Kennewick about a year ago, bought a nice house in the country south of the city and began to settle into a new job at Energy Northwest.

    Then came the call five months ago to serve his country in Kuwait.

    So Jensen, who says he is an involuntarily mobilized reservist, headed off, leaving behind a pregnant wife, a young son and a 2.5-acre lot with not a spot of landscaping.

    Now, Lt. Jensen is being told to get an irrigation system and landscaping on his property as soon as possible or face legal action from the Oak Hill Country Estates Homeowners' Association.

    "I really don't give a [expletive] where he is or what his problem is," said Chick Edwards, owner and developer of the 47-lot subdivision at the south end of Oak Street in Kennewick.

    "It doesn't matter to me," said Edwards, who insists Jensen has violated terms of the homeowners-association covenants requiring that landscaping be completed within one year after an occupancy permit is issued for a home.

    "[Jensen] doesn't have the right to walk away from his obligation," said Edwards, who as the developer is the only member of the homeowners association. "I have most of the property still, so I am the homeowners association," he said.

    Jensen's situation is complicated by the fact his wife chose to return with her son to stay with family on the East Coast for the duration of her pregnancy, leaving the home unoccupied.

    Jensen's attorney, Tony DeAlicante of Redmond, Ore., said Jensen had paid a landscaper thousands of dollars to design and install an irrigation system and hydroseed the large lot this summer.

    But DeAlicante said it appears the landscaper may have abandoned the job with the irrigation system only partially completed and no seeding done.

    DeAlicante said Jensen also would like to find a renter for his home, but Edwards said that would be a commercial use not allowed by the homeowners association.

    "He's not going to rent it," said Edwards. He said an attorney who has reviewed the covenants agrees.

    An e-mail on Friday from Jensen to DeAlicante, which was provided to the Herald, says several of Jensen's fellow employees at Energy Northwest are helping to clear the property of weeds and blow out sprinkler lines, if necessary, to make sure they will not freeze during the winter. It also says a neighbor used a tractor to mow weeds.

    Rick Miller, whose home is in sight of Jensen's, said he's sympathetic to Jensen's situation. "Given the circumstances, it doesn't bother me," he said. "He can't control the circumstances."

    DeAlicante said he has written Edwards to tell him the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act prevents any civil legal action from being taken against someone on active military duty overseas. He also maintains Edwards cannot legally prevent Jensen from renting his property.

    But Edwards said he isn't backing down.

    "This is a contract. I don't like the way his property looks. This clown gets to do what he wants, and I'm as mad as hell," he said.



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    One word, Insanity!

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    wow. what an ass.

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    Solution's simple: Edwards goes to Kuwait and takes Jensen's place so that Jensen can come home and take care of Edward's complaints!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Solution's simple: Edwards goes to Kuwait and takes Jensen's place so that Jensen can come home and take care of Edward's complaints!
    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pal1800 View Post
    One word, Insanity!
    Here's another word: Douche!
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    I wonder if the guy can still be the head of the home assholes association if he's , oh lets say, on life support?
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    what a prick...
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    So I take it this douche bag "developer" has more land to sell.

    Good luck with that, buddy. Everyone will want to do business with you now.... you jackass.

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    sounds like a guy that needs a severe ass beating to me.

    id be glad to do it.
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    I have never understood why anybody would buy a home that is subject to a HOA. If I buy a house then it's MY HOUSE. If I want to landscape it in a certain way or fly a oversized flag or paint the garage door in red, white & black Eddie Van Halen colors then I will.

    The idea that some asshole can fine me because I've planted the wrong kind of flowers or took out my lawn and replaced it with decorative gravel to save water is just stupid. So many people complain about the Gub'ment infringing on their rights but willingly sign them away to move into some gated (or not gated) community.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    I have never understood why anybody would buy a home that is subject to a HOA. If I buy a house then it's MY HOUSE. If I want to landscape it in a certain way or fly a oversized flag or paint the garage door in red, white & black Eddie Van Halen colors then I will.
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    The idea that some asshole can fine me because I've planted the wrong kind of flowers or took out my lawn and replaced it with decorative gravel to save water is just stupid. So many people complain about the Gub'ment infringing on their rights but willingly sign them away to move into some gated (or not gated) community.

    Fines, legal notices all of that is merely HOA bullying and as long as you can make a reasonable arguement to a reasonable judge they are quickly waived away.
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    The problem is that before you can move in to one of those communities you have to sign a contract. If you don't sign it you are turned away for some other sucker.

    So by signing the contract you agree to comply with all kinds of stupid stuff.
    Non-compliance is breach of contract, it would never get to a court because no lawyer would take your case. You signed, you're screwed.

    That this turd has decided to get all Adolph Eichmann on the deployed soldier, while technically is his right, is probably a huge mistake in the long run. A quick fact check or just drive around town should tell this guy that it's buyer's market for homes and that bad publicity will only drive down the value of the homes in his little berg. He should be thinking about all the things that Congress is going to throw at Vets over the next few years including home-loan assistance. This guy is shooting himself in the foot.
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    I don't have a problem with HOA's and the rules. I would hate to have new neighbours move and paint the there home PINK or bright PURPLE and start collecting junk cars, that shit happens. I do not live in a HOA neighborhood but my sister and parents do.
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    Because he is in the service on active duty overseas they should cut him some slack. Were I live they once sent me a letter telling me if I didnt turn my post light on every night I would get a 1000 fine and I have to park my boat behind my house not out in front or same thing. I think sending Sisca
    would solve the problem and Mr Edwards would have a new slant on things.

 

 

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