COLORADO – Resident constructs large sign in front yard to spite homeowner’s association
Disputes between a resident of northwest Loveland and his neighborhood’s homeowner’s association drove the property owner to erect a large sign in his front yard Tuesday warning potential home buyers of difficulties he has faced with the homeowner’s association.
Rich Stephens, a resident at 1110 Crabapple Drive in the Alford Meadows neighborhood near the intersection of 50th Street and North Taft Avenue, built a 4-foot by 8-foot sign this week that paints the Alford Meadows Community Association in a negative light.
In white and red capital letters, the sign reads, “If you are considering purchasing a home in Alford Meadows, you may want to reconsider. You could be the next target of the HOA!” The sign sits in Stephens’ front yard and faces the intersection of 50th and Crabapple.
Stephens said he was pushed to publicly voice his displeasure with the Alford Meadows Community Association by his disagreements with requests from the association that he remove decorated metal flower pots from his yard as well as a wooden pallet painted to resemble a colonial American flag hanging on the side of his home.
Several board members of the Alford Meadows Community Association declined to speak about the board’s conflict with Stephens and the events that led to the sign’s appearance, referring questions about the situation to Mike Krueger, an attorney the board has hired to consult on the matter. Read more: