Elderly blind man says homeowner’s association fined him $2,000 for weeds in his yard
… 79 years old and legally blind
… faced $2,200 in homeowner association fines for weeds
… relies on friends to read his mail
… found out last May that the Chickasaw Trails Homeowners Association fined him $184
… reason: his yard had more weeds than grass.
… Jose Torres’ friend
… sent the HOA a letter last May after reading the notice
… explaining his disability
… asking the HOA to include her on all correspondence
… the association attorney ignored her.
… asked local HOA attorney Barbara Stage to review all the documents
… the association failed to follow state rules since it assessed a fine before mediation.
“You cannot include any assessment, fine, or any other financial obligation and that includes attorney fees,” Stage said.