Michigan – Homeowners association pulls plug on Waterford woman’s Volt

WXYZ Detroit:  Homeowners association pulls plug on Waterford woman’s Volt
By Jeff Vaughn
November 5, 2014

(WXYZ) – Natalie Forte is eco-friendly and loves her Chevy Volt. But, her homeowners association doesn’t share her enthusiasm.  The resident owns a condo along Elizabeth Lake Road in Waterford and says the homeowners association doesn’t have rules against plug-in cars. But the HOA has cut-off power to Forte’s garage.

Forte tells Action News starting in June she would charge up her new car in her detached garage. Electricity to the garages are under shared expenses residents pay as part of their monthly HOA fees. After a few months, the association told Forte the expense was too much and wanted her to pay for the extra electricity.

Forte agreed to pay around $50, the amount she says DTE charged for her added electricity over the five month period. Forte says the HOA wanted $200, and when she didn’t pay, they cut off power to her garage. Read more:

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