Lake Carolina Residents Frustrated Wi...

Lake Carolina Residents Frustrated With Lack Of Clean Up Help

There are 88 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Mar 18, 2008, titled Lake Carolina Residents Frustrated With Lack Of Clean Up Help. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

The Berkley Hall neighborhood within Lake Carolina was one of the hardest hit by the storms.

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sissy

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#83 May 6, 2008
what a shame!
fed up

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#85 Dec 19, 2009
I live in Winrose Place in Irmo, SC. Our HOA has sent me letters after letters stating I can not have lights along my walk way. I can't have bricks to outline my flower beds. We can't leave the trash kirby out more than 24 hours. We can't have our guests park along the side of our yard when they visit. They have to park in the visitors parking lot and walk to our house. What is going on???? Since when can people tell us what we can do to our yards. I can understand keeping them nice and neat.....but they want let us do anything. The HOA president has nothing else better to do but to drive around and take notes and send us letters with fines.....GET REAL!!!!
Hound

Columbia, SC

#86 Dec 21, 2009
fed up wrote:
I live in Winrose Place in Irmo, SC. Our HOA has sent me letters after letters stating I can not have lights along my walk way. I can't have bricks to outline my flower beds. We can't leave the trash kirby out more than 24 hours. We can't have our guests park along the side of our yard when they visit. They have to park in the visitors parking lot and walk to our house. What is going on???? Since when can people tell us what we can do to our yards. I can understand keeping them nice and neat.....but they want let us do anything. The HOA president has nothing else better to do but to drive around and take notes and send us letters with fines.....GET REAL!!!!
If im not mistaken, when you moved in you signed your name on a pc. of paper allowing the little nazis to have their power trips. Its one of those be careful what ya ask for deals. I will tell ya that if you take just ONE of the members from the HOA and beat the living sheit out of em, and leave them naked in the street with only a letter explaining your contempt: sure youll still have a HOA, with vacant seats.
just a suggestion

rwwllms

“If you can't be a good example”

Since: Mar 07

be a warning

#87 Dec 21, 2009
Hound wrote:
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If im not mistaken, when you moved in you signed your name on a pc. of paper allowing the little nazis to have their power trips. Its one of those be careful what ya ask for deals. I will tell ya that if you take just ONE of the members from the HOA and beat the living sheit out of em, and leave them naked in the street with only a letter explaining your contempt: sure youll still have a HOA, with vacant seats.
just a suggestion
That's exactly what I was thinking Hound.

I don't mind living in a neighborhood that requires you to keep your yard and home clean and neat but I'll be damned if I live in a cookie cutter neighborhood where everyone's homes and yards look exactly the same.
We are individuals and have a right to express our individualism.

Go ahead and plant the flowers you want and edge the beds with brick. As long as it's neat, tidy, and pleasing to look at I don't see a problem.
And I'll be damned if I allow my guest to be forced to park blocks away from my home when they come to visit. They park in front of my home or in the driveway.

It's the little things like these HOAs that allow Socialism to creep in and take over and give power to Nazi wannabes. They lead directly to us having a Socialist president who's hell bent on destroying America.
Hound

Columbia, SC

#88 Dec 21, 2009
rwwllms wrote:
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That's exactly what I was thinking Hound.
I don't mind living in a neighborhood that requires you to keep your yard and home clean and neat but I'll be damned if I live in a cookie cutter neighborhood where everyone's homes and yards look exactly the same.
We are individuals and have a right to express our individualism.
Go ahead and plant the flowers you want and edge the beds with brick. As long as it's neat, tidy, and pleasing to look at I don't see a problem.
And I'll be damned if I allow my guest to be forced to park blocks away from my home when they come to visit. They park in front of my home or in the driveway.
It's the little things like these HOAs that allow Socialism to creep in and take over and give power to Nazi wannabes. They lead directly to us having a Socialist president who's hell bent on destroying America.
I almost put the comparison to our current federal regime...scarily similar.
MOST DEFINATELY...guest park in the driveway, or on the edge of the street.
oddly enough, most people that live in these places will do the right thing and keep their place nice looking.
with home ownership, comes pride.
FedUpToo

AOL

#89 Apr 2, 2010
The HOA in Winrose Place is the worst. The committee members do what they want to their yards and homes but criticize everyone else.
One in particular is the one everyone refers to as the 'Yellow Door B**ch'. Sure, her door was yellow when she bought the house, but when they sent letters around to everyone to paint their doors and what color to paint them, they should have made her change hers THEN to match the shutters....something everyone else has to do.
This HOA is a bunch of busy bodied old maids with nothing better to do than skulk around in the dark leaving little notes on the mailboxes(which is agaisnt the law since a mailbox is property of the USPS and is only intended for legitamite mail). They dont have the guts to do it in broad daylight, nor will they answer their door when you try to talk to them.
They carry on about residents using guest parking(which is RARELY used by guests and sits there wasted), condition of sod in yards(when most of the damage is caused by the landscapers they hire cutting too low to the ground on lots that arent flat), ensuring that the numbers on the mailboxes all match(how petty), and things like that. As for the kirby issue, that is a Richland County ordinance that they be off the street by 7pm(I think).
Now they are saying that people have to RESOD their yards or only use 'roll or rectangular' sod...no sprigging. Guess they would like to come pay to have that done...Im certainly not going to the expense of completely resodding my yard. Screw that. I honestly dont care what kind of grass there is as long as its green....weeds need love too LOL
Fed up

Columbia, SC

#90 Apr 23, 2013
Excuse me "Just Shut Up" but why are we paying almost 600 a year for association fee if they can't take care of these things. And don't get me started about the pot holes in my area or the dead trees that they put in. This damn fee doesn't even include the pools and in other comunities it does. I'm still trying to figure out why we pay an association fee. I even have people parking on my lawn. Hey Billy Bob and Just Shut up. You don't even seem to live in Lake Carolina so why are you commenting?
northeast

Columbia, SC

#92 May 28, 2015
Just shut up wrote:
So now the homeowners association is suppose to clean up for you. WOW have you people in the northeast really gotten that lazy.
WILD, you are going to tell someone to SHUT-Up when they pay to have a service that is not working. If you pay six hundred plus they should do something!!! For example: my neighbors and I were told they were going to fix the water problem/ under ground stream problem we have in our neighborhood by putting down a weeping system It's now 3 years and some months later and nothing is still fix. The bottom of my neighbors drive way is pushed up and the water washed all the sand from under his drive way. Instead of Lake Carolina Fixing the problem the right way re-doing the drive way. They pumped concrete under the drive way and now his drive way is buckling, making sounds and brown and green water stans at the end of his drive way. But they are quick to put a NOTE in your mail box about your grass/ bushes needs to be cut!!! So don't tell any one to Shut up if you don't know the Whole story. Oh, you don't stay in Lake Carolina...

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