This letter was sent to us via Wayne’s family. Wayne, as you’ll remember, is the ham who staged a sit-in at the top of his radio tower to protest his homeowner’s association.
When I moved here I agreed to become a member of a landowners association which included sharing the cost of maintaining the roads. However, I did not agree to become a member of a homeowner’s association and all the restrictions that go along with it. My bond for title says I am to be a member of a landowner’s association—not a homeowner’s association.
The biggest injustice, I feel, that was done was when the judge ruled that there is no difference between a homeowner’s association and a landowner’s association. (Especially since the homeowner’s association wasn’t formed until after I purchased my land.) I feel the judge made an error in his ruling. He said he didn’t know the difference between a homeowner’s association and a landowner’s association.I feel if he didn’t know the difference then he should not have ruled until he found out. I believe he should withdraw his ruling because the paperwork I was given for a landowner’s association is different from the paperwork members of the homeowner’s association were given.
I believe that there has been fraud, deception and people intentionally misled concerning the River Falls Homeowner’s Association. The way I read the law, they are acting without authority. Plus one man in their association has the power to do what he wants – even if all the rest of the members vote against him. He is putting extreme hardships on my family and knows this and still calls it – in his own words – “progress.”
The homeowner’s association claims that their power comes from amendments to the plat. I have spoken with at least fifteen lawyers and paid two abstract companies to look and the plat and any amendments to it. They all examined the plat and said that there are no restrictions on it! The judge ruled that there are restrictions on the plat. I feel he made an error there also.
My case is still pending; the next part of the trail is set for February 5, 2007.I have no lawyer to represent me at this time and if I lose this case I will more than likely loose my home. My wife and I need help. Please pray for us and let the Lord do his will with us in this matter.
Robert Spires Sr.
For more information and if you want to donate to his cause, feel free to visit Wayne’s website: http://manonatower.blogspot.com/