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Subject: hurricane shutters on townhouse condo - FL
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06/29/2006 6:16 AM  
We are a new 74 unit townhouse community. One member of the community has applied to put up hurricane shutters. He has informed us(the BOD) that we HAVE to let him put the shutters up, and can only decide what style of shutters he can put up. He has also informed us that we can't tell him how long he can leave the shutters up. He says legally he can leave them up from the beginning of hurricane season until the end of the season. We are not near the beach, where I think this would be a different issue. Does anyone have any experience with this?


06/29/2006 7:32 AM  
Margo, ask the member to state the basis of his statement that he must be allowed. If you must allow him then he probably doesn't have to ask. Does your Declaration of CC&Rs address this question? You did not list the state and city involved, some may have regulations regarding this.


06/30/2006 11:25 AM  
Yup, please ask the owner for documentation, then research it yourself.

I for one find that most people take the parts of any governing documents they LIKE, and leave the rest. Be sure to back track the document to its source, and read scope, purpose, etc..

For instance, he may well produce FS#23.4.1.A.(II), which states "homes must be shuttered..."... But if you look carefully up the trail, you will find that FS#23.4 applies only to homes within 500 feet of a beach in certain counties... or only to trailer homes, or only ...

(citations invented for example purpose only).

trust everyone, but cut the cards yourself.

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