WKBW.COM: Homeowner selling home, moving out amid spat with HOA over goldfish in driveway
Carol Hanquier says fish calm her anxiety
By: Kara Kenney
July 17, 2018
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind — A Johnson County, Ind. homeowner is selling her home and moving out amid a spat with the homeowner’s association over goldfish ponds in her driveway.
Carol Hanquier has lived in the Silver Springs neighborhood for 20 years and uses the fish to sooth her anxiety and other health problems.
However, the Silver Springs HOA says the ponds are considered above ground pools and are a violation of the neighborhood’s declaration of covenants and restrictions.
Records show on May 16, the HOA filed a lawsuit against Hanquier, saying she has violated and continues to violate the HOA’s declaration.
The lawsuit says it’s a violation to maintain two large pond structures in the driveway “that are visible from the street, which reasonably tends to detract from or diminish the aesthetic appearance of the real estate and the homes around her lot.” Read more: