FLORIDA – Family wins right to put up fence after battle with HOA
|Article and Video Courtesy of Channel 6 News
By Louis Bolden
Published September 12, 2015
A local family has been allowed to put up a fence for their son with Asperger’s syndrome, which is commonly associated with the autism spectrum, after a months-long battle with their homeowners association.
“To have this fence is a tremendous relief,” Shawn Seekings told News 6 investigator Louis Bolden. “Now our son has a place to play,” he said.
“He has a very real disability that you can not see and he can’t have the one thing he really needs,” Kristin Seekings told Local 6 in June with tears in her eyes.
Esprit subdivision in St. Cloud does allow vinyl fences, in fact, they’re all over the neighborhood.
However, the Seekings’ home backs up to a conservation area. The HOA would only allow a metal fence that the Seekings thought was not safe. Read more: