TEXAS – Blind man fights with HOA over neighborhood fence
AUSTIN (KXAN) – A legally blind man is planning to sue his homeowners association after they blocked access to a bus stop. Chris Prentice is legally blind. He moved into the Berdoll Farms neighborhood because of the easy access to the bus stop. Then the HOA installed a fence last week, meaning Prentice’s walk is now about a mile long. “We wanted something close enough to the bus that I could get to and from work independently, ” Prentice said.
A year ago, the City of Austin sent a warning letter to the HOA saying the fence needed to be removed because it blocked access for disabled residents. The city also suggested a possible compromise and suggested adding a gate. So far, that hasn’t happened. “I think that’s a possible solution that could work for everyone,” said Andrew Moore with the City of Austin. Read more: http://www.kxan.com/news/local/austin/blind-man-fights-with-hoa-over-neighborhood-fence