FHA Condo Approval Specialist: Condo Board Fines 5-Year Old for Singing in Common Area

Condo Board Fines 5-Year Old for Singing in Common Area

Condo Board Fines 5-Year Old for Singing in Common Area

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This article is reminiscent of a real life article that I wrote last year where a condo board was fining a Jewish woman for hanging a Mezuzah.

The one below is a satirical portrayal of how some condominium association boards can get out of control.  I found it very funny.

Condo board fines five-year-old for singing in common space

Sep 26th, 2013 | By urbananomie | Category: Feature

CALGARY, AB — Cindy O’Donnell was upset when her five-year-old daughter received a letter in the mail on Thursday, informing her she was being fined $1000 by their condominium board.

What upset O’Donnell the most was that the fine was being brought against her daughter for singing the alphabet in the parking lot while walking home from school with her mother.

“Somebody didn’t like that my daughter was singing, and took the most cowardly approach imaginable to deal with it,” says O’Donnell.

O’Donnell has lived in the Confederation Village neighbourhood for six years, and says this latest move shouldn’t surprise her considering the never-ending “bullshit” the condo board tries to get away with.

“A few years ago, my neighbour’s dog snuck out of the door and was hit by a car. The following day, they got a letter reminding them that if they ever get another dog, it can’t be heavier than 20 pounds. ‘Or else.’”… 

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Comment balloon 3 commentsReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team • September 27 2013 03:51AM


Some board members behave like they own the entire community.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 5 years ago

The board should be fined for being stupid, unforuntately their is no cure for this disease.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 5 years ago

Good morning Eric,

It's actions like these that has raised the danruff on just more than the residents heads! There are groups out there trying to do away with HOA boards all togehter because of their discrimatory behavior!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 5 years ago