In the Sacramento Bee (July 14) there
was a long article about how El Dorado
Hills formed a governmental district
with taxing powers to enforce CC&R's.
They banned TV antennas even in the
days before cable TV. The article
covers a big flap about how someone
was not allowed to paint their house
yellow. Also, you can't park a boat
in your driveway, etc. Scary.
El Dorado Hills is positioned for the
status seeker, the person who thinks
their friends will be impressed because
they live there. The CC&R's are part
of this package. I think you have to
choose between "prestige" and antennas.
On the brighter side, the Gov. just
signed a bill making flags exempt
from CC&R's. I wonder if Force 12 will
pick this ball up and run with it.
Rick Karlquist N6RK
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Tom Anderson
> Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 8:21 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [Towertalk] OT--Homeowner's Architectural Committee TV show
> Fellow tower talkians:
> This has nothing to do with an antenna or tower, but for
> an interesting view of how a homeowner's
> association architectural committee works, or doesn't work,
> the above link should prove interesting in
> addition to a televised meeting of one committee meeting.
> Next week on the Home and Garden Channel (HGTV) on the
> program "Dream House" the program will be
> devoted to a couple who has been trying to build a house in
> a restricted housing development and the
> problems they and their architect go through meeting and
> dealing with the Homeowner's Association
> Architectural Committee. My XYL Cheryl (WY5H) watches this
> channel all the time and just happened to
> see the sound/video byte on next week's program tonight
> (7/22). The quick clip showed one member of
> the committee mouthing off "we've never allowed anything
> like this before why should we start now.",
> while their architect argues the committee has no legal
> standing. My XYL said from the teaser
> sound/video byte the committee meeting may get rather heated.
> According to HGTV's program schedule, this program airs
> July 29 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern and at 1:30 a.m.
> July 29. Our cable system shows it on channel 62 on
> expanded basic cable, but check your local
> listings to see if it is offered in your area either on
> cable or via satellite. Also the above web
> link will give you additional information.
> 73 de Tom, WW5L
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