FLORIDA – Family wins right to put up fence after battle with HOA

CCFJ.NET:  Family wins right to put up fence after battle with HOA
Fence put up for son with Asperger’s syndrome
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.

    

The HOA denied the original request.

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:

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