Sunday, December 23, 2012
Turf war: Homeowners called before their association’s board for installing an artificial lawn: The couple is only saving around $250 per year in watering costs, because they also have shrubs, flowers, rose bushes and trees in the middle of their lawn, those landscape features still require watering, Dawn said.
But now, the DeVine-Pelt couple said they have been called before their HOA’s board on Jan. 8 to discuss the installation of the lawn. And, it’s possible they could be ordered to remove the lawn if the board does not give post-installation approval, she said.
“I thought that Santa Clarita was water-wise friendly,” Dawn said.
Maybe it is. But thanks to policies favoring the establishment of another (private) layer of local government, property owners must contend with another regulatory regime.