Cherry Creek Springs neighborhood in Black Forest, north of Colorado Springs, ought to be one of those idyllic spots where people enjoy the good life, riding horses and relaxing on their five-acre ranchettes. Here is a view of Pikes Peak taken from a neighborhood Web site.
Instead, it has been a place of conflict between a handful of residents and the homeowners association board.
Here is a map and aerial photo from www.FlashEarth.com of the area?
The HOA board has been locked in a battle with several residents over covenant violations and disputes over dues among other issues. An example is Dave and Lori Holly. The HOA is foreclosing on their house for repeated covenant violations, unpaid dues and fines amounting to thousands of dollars.
The HOA board is suing four homeowners. If they lose, they could face the prospect of paying upwards of $20,000 in legal expenses.
View the neighborhood website here: http://cherrycreeksprings.com/index.html
Some neighbors who are not involved in the covenant disputes or dues protests are worried about the amount of money the HOA board is spending on the lawsuits and they fear their property values are being damaged by the strife. Some say houses have sat on the market for months while similar houses in neighboring subdivisions have sold. They fear potential buyers are scared off by the controversy.