If you live in Bella Vista you know of “The House.”
Every neighborhood has them. They are an embarrassment
every time you drive by. You hope that friends and family will not notice it when they come to visit. Lately, they seem to be getting more prevalent in Bell Vista. They are the neighborhood “House from Hell.”
You know the one I’m talking about, maybe it’s next door, maybe in the next block, maybe across the street. All of us in Bella Vista have them.
The house with the lawn so high it could hide a giraffe. Shrubbery so unkempt and overgrown, Jack In The Bean Stock would be proud. So much junk laying around that American Pickers keep stopping by. Eave troughs and downspouts falling off. So much debris and leaves in the gutter ditch that all the armadillos and woodchucks in
the neighborhood call it home.
Go ahead complain to the POA, I have but it does no good; nothing changes. Oh sure, they will come out and talk to the residents, but they never follow up to ensure that the problem is corrected and does not happen again, just as the POA Code Enforcement offers.
The POA should be out here in the neighborhoods enforcing code violations, just like I described, and protecting our property values. That is part of what we pay our membership dues for.
Now they want to raise our POA assessment dues and for what? so they can do more of what they don’t do but at a higher cost?
I for one vote a resounding “NO” to any assessment increase.