MISSOURI – Homeowners faced peculiar problem trying to build above-ground pool
PECULIAR, Mo. — A Missouri woman is in a dispute with city hall because it won’t give her a permit for a swimming pool. The city says the pool would violate the rules of her homeowners association. The problem is: There is no homeowners association. The developer went bankrupt before the homeowners association could be formed. But the city still wants to hold her to the rules the HOA would have enforced if it had actually ever been created.
Amanda Brooks and her husband are expanding their deck and have put in a fence, all in compliance with city codes and all in preparation for the pool they want to install in the backyard of their home. But when they went to apply for a pool permit, the city denied them, saying it would violate the rules of their HOA. “I said I don’t know what you are talking about. There’s no homeowners association,” Brooks said. Read more: