Oct 1, 2013 6:41 PM by Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
Fall begins with major frustration for some folks living on the southwest side.
They say their homeowners association hasn't kept some big promises to them. So, the residents showed up at their HOA's office at Williams Center Tuesday to make some noise about that.
The subdivision is Star Valle, near Valencia and Wade roads.
Residents tell the News 4 Tucson investigators, they've been promised a pool, bike paths, and a basketball court. But so far, they say they've gotten nothing for their $400-plus yearly dues. They also say the HOA isn't listening.
Star Valley resident, Chuck Grant, tells the News 4 Tucson Investigators, "they won't even meet with us. So, that's one of the biggest issues. You know, it's kind of like what's going on in Congress today. You would like to sit down and have a conversation. Maybe you could resolve something. But, when they won't even meet with the property owners. That's ridiculous."
Resident Linda Kopytek adds, the HOA made several promises, "a swimming pool, ball parks, parks for the kids, and a golf course. So many things. And so, we have the trails, but they were not built to standard, to the code, and so the county won't maintain them because of that fact. And the HOA said if they have to maintain them then they're going to raise our HOA fees."
The News 4 Tucson Investigators wanted to get the HOA's side of the story. Someone at that office said nobody was available to speak on-camera today. We'll keep you posted on developments as they happen.
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