AVON, Ind (WISH) — A resident of an Avon neighborhood is speaking out on what he says are outrageous homeowner’s association fee increases.
The Meadowlark Lakes & Villas HOA is proposing an annual fee increase that if passed, could not be reversed by a vote.
“If you’re planning on taking away my right to vote, I would like to be told that. I don’t want it to be hidden, in 68 covenant changes,” said Craig Procyk, a resident of Meadowlark.
Paula Moore, president of the Meadowlark Board of Directors, told News 8 the covenant changes are needed to keep Meadowlark in line with other HOAs around Indiana.
Residents have the right to approve or reject each covanant change.
Moore said the board is dealing with an $8,000 budget deficit caused mostly by unpaid HOA dues. The board is proposing a one-time 4 1/2% increase effective Jan. 1, and an annual increase of 3-5% that would start in July.