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FOX 35 NEWS -- ORLANDO
Published November 23, 2008
COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35, Orlando) -- People living in the Woodland Lakes
Preserve, located off Curry Cord road in East Orange County are at odd
with their homeowners association after finding out they have to shell out
more than $600 for an emergency HOA fee.
Emotions ran high Friday night as around
200 people crammed in the community pavilion.
It’s right before the holidays,” said Marcus Gilmore.
“I mean families, there are a lot of hardships. I’m not
Homeowners recently learned they will
have to pay $662, an emergency HOA assessment the HOA cited
a budget shortfall mostly due to foreclosures.
The HOA is controlled by the developer of the community
Deluca Homes; they wouldn’t
calls and no one at their office would comment.
According to HOA laws an emergency assessment may be levied at anytime.
“This is the holiday season,” said homeowner Inez Frank. “Two
weeks to make that kind of a payment with no advance notice. Whether
legally they’re allowed to do that or not its tough for a lot of
Homeowners are putting together a committee in
hopes of negotiating with the HOA.
They are proposing a payment arrangement of some type.
charging residents ‘emergency assessment