When I moved out here, one of the things that drew me to this complex was the scenery in the courtyard. Well, since moving in, they have cut down or removed almost all of the trees and bushes and there really is no courtyard anymore, just a sidewalk with a patio at one end and gate at the other.
I'll grant them some removal due to Gustav damage and precautions, but the bushes didn't do anything and the trees provided shade and made it pleasant to actually hang out in the courtyard. It as really noticeable in the fall when the hurricane came through, knocked the power out and everyone was looking for someplace cool.
Today, they back to cutting. Go fig, right? However, I found out why they've been cutting. The original plan was to cut the branches back for insurance reasons. That makes sense. However, over the summer, there was a change in the power infrastructure of the homeowners association and the woman that now is in charge of the finances and such hates trees and plants. Since she's in charge of hiring these men to cut things down, she decided to tell them to get rid of them. UGH! There is a meeting Friday to discuss this, however. There is no need to make all of us suffer just because she dislikes all things arboreal.
Did I mention that the previous treasure was in charge of the grounds, but took money out to pay himself and his..er...mate(and outside partners). He got what was coming to him, though as a month after that was uncovered the parish (counties for the non-Louisiana readers...lol) came and seized control and evicted him. It's now waiting to be auctioned off. Talk about karma!
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