Some big time crazy comes out of Texas on a daily basis but Flower Mound just dished out some Epic Crazy.
Flower Mound HOA Tries to Ban Solar Power
Homeowners’ association files lawsuit against resident with solar panels
By SCOTT GORDON
A Flower Mound homeowner’s association filed a lawsuit claiming the solar panels on a resident’s back roof violate neighborhood rules designed to keep up property values.
Some people in the Wellington neighborhood complain the large panels are ugly.
“Absolutely, it’s an eyesore,” said Shelly Leih, who lives directly behind the house.
Go check out the photo. The house looks just fine.
Maybe Shelly likes this picture better:
About Sharon Wilson
Sharon Wilson is considered a leading citizen expert on the impacts of shale oil and gas extraction. She is the go-to person whether it’s top EPA officials from D.C., national and international news networks, or residents facing the shock of eminent domain and the devastating environmental effects of natural gas development in their backyards.
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AMEN!!! I was afraid to post a comment last night when I heard that story because I couldn't control my anger enough!!! Wake-up people. A few panels on a roof? I say Bravo, I hope it catches on.
I used to think Flower Mound was an up-and-coming community with forward thinking people. After this, I wonder. Let's hope the naysayers are in the minority.
Many, and I do mean many, HOA's have banned the solar panels and continue to do so. This has been going on since they first came out, what in the 80's. Nothing new, just the first you've heard of it I guess. If you live in a subdivision and have Bylaws and Deed Restrictions I can just about guarantee that you will find a clause about solar panels and antenas on your roof.
Karen just because something was OK in the 80's does not mean it fits in the world today, it's 2010. I wished my neighbor had solar panels and when they got off the grid they could sell me their extra electricity for much less than Denton Municipality is selling it to me.
You should quit worrying about reading you bylaws and deed restrictions and read what the gas companies are doing to the air in North Texas.
Solar panels come on! I gotta Bylaw for you and it does not involve solar panels. BY LAW the gas industry should not be able to pollute the air, take away property, poison your water, keep you awake 24 hours a day for months on end, ruin your property values, kept your children from playing outside, and pit neighbor against neighbor.
Maybe they will put a gas well in your backyard, trust me that will surely distract you from your neighbor's ugly ole solar panels.
Anybody ever hear of Deed Restrictions, anywhere, prohibiting the nuicances from O&G drilling and extraction??? I haven't.
The oil and gas companies can put a pipeline right through your families home and claim eminent domain and no HOA, city government, state government, federal government, or your god can stop them. Just ask Steve from Carter Ave. in Fort Worth. Your money is gone, your property is gone, your sanity is gone, but you don't have to look at a solar panel.
WAKE UP! you are fighting the wrong people.
Ward in the Woods says
Ah, eminent domain finds a new friend in HOA's. So much for
life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness. Just think that home owner pays someone to tell him
what to do.
Very true, Ward in the Woods. As you properly suggest more of our tax money is being wasted in yet another way!!!