Charles Libbey, 80, just wants to sit on the deck of his Woodbridge Townhome with his binoculars, watching wildlife and golfers and smoking his cigars.
Kim Acee, 52, says those stogies put of toxic fumes that drift into her townhome unit next door, making her so sick she can’t breathe and needs emergency medical treatment. She wants the homeowners association to enforce covenants that prohibit noxious or annoying behavior or odors by residents.
Here are a couple looks at Woodbridge from FlashEarth.com:
Residents of the townhomes, which were built in 1981, have complained in the past about odors seeping between the units – cigarette smoke, paint and varnish fumes, mold.
Here are a couple of the basic floorplans at Woodbridge, taken from the association’s Web site:
But this seems to be the first time a resident has demanded the HOA try to stop a resident from smoking inside his home because of the drifting smoke and fumes.
Acee is further upset at the reaction of the Woodbridge Townhomes Homeowners Association board. She says they have turned against her instead of helping her.
Besides complaining about Libbey’s cigars, Acee has accused him of using his binoculars to spy on her. He said he uses the glasses to see the golfers out on the course and to watch wildlife. He has offered to quit smoking to pacify Acee but he wants her to leave him alone.