Local scam going on.

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  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Update.
    The Association moved for a summary judgement. The judge granted it, and decided yes, everyone in the described area is in the HOA.
    Seven law firms representing us folks are appealing.
    The story is that the judge based her decision on a cliff's-notes review, summarized by an aide, of 16 individual properties who's deeds DID say that membership in the Lake Association was required. She apparently ignored the 1600 others whose deeds say nothing about it.

    Upshot: we still don't have to pay unless the appeals fail.
    Possible positive outcome suggested by some lawyers: We lose the suit, but are then officially voting members of the Lake Association. We vote out the current administration, dissolve the Association, and give the lakes to the State of NJ.

    Back to waiting. No one expects any more news for at least a year.

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  2. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Movement!
    Yeah, nothing much has been happening for 6 months.
    There's apparently a piece of new state legislation designed to "clarify" what a homeowners association can do in terms of popping surprise fees on groups of people within an arbitrary area. Or something like that. It's passed both houses and gone to the governor for signature. If passed, we're off the hook and the lake assoc is up the creek. Fuckin finally.
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  3. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    I was just reading your post on my thread about privacy, and was thinking "@Forbin hasn't posted about the lake issue for a while.", and was wondering how it's been going?
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  4. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Supposedly things are percolating along slightly in our favor. We just heard that we have an expert witness lined up who may be so convincing that the Lake Association has put forth a motion to have them barred (god knows on what grounds).

    Still waiting to find out if the governor will (or has?) signed the legislation in question above.
  5. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    It's nuts how long this shit is dragging out.

    The only activity on the anti-lake association Facebook group was a new member who comments:
    "I bought my house in Oakland in 2012, and spent a few years fixing it up before I moved in. I moved in last July, and immediately got a bill in the mail from this Lake Association, for dues retroactive to 1012. What the fuck???" :lol:
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  6. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Apparently the judge toured the area last week to get a feel of the area, and stuff like proximity of the homes to the lake. I'm betting nobody brought her all the way the hell up to my area, where we didn't even know the lake existed until we started getting bills.
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  7. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    1012? Wow they really built houses to last back then didn't they? I'm guessing that it wasn't a "smart" home though was it?
  8. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    It wasn't a smart typist! :lol: