Often, News 2 hears from people who are unhappy about their Homeowners Association (HOA). Now, a group of neighbors in Shadowmoss Plantation in West Ashley are banding together to get rid of their HOA board members. It started with the purchase of a nearby piece of land, a purchase many members didn’t know about, or afree with.

One HOA member, Rebecca O’Grady, says, “It was almost $50,000, almost half a year’s operating budget.”

Issues making neighbors uneasy…

She says, “They have been liening and filing foreclosure actions against my neighbors.”

and lacking transparency.

O’Grady says, “I recently found out we have spent over $26,000 on attorney’s fees when we are only budgeted for about $2,500.”

So, they are taking action to get rid of the HOA board. Neighbors are going door to door asking for signatures in support of a new election.

She says, “We have to have a certain number of signatures to hold the meeting, and a certain number of signatures to get rid of the board, and it is a tall order to do this.”

162 signatures to hold a meeting, 325 to dismantle the current board and put a new one in place.

O’Grady says, “You’re going to be honest with people. And we’re not going to be lied to and we’re not going to sit back and let you bully us.”

News 2 reached out to the Shadowmoss HOA board for comment today, but did not receive a response. There will be a meeting on October 12th to decide whether or not to dismantle the current Homeowners Association Board.