WEST HILLS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
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DATE : MONDAY MAY 21, 2007
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Recently, a significant decision was handed down in Circuit Court, which ruled that the right of homeowners and associations to appeal the decisions of the MPC to City Council was unconstitutional.
As a result Chancellor Fansler, who is hearing a suit against the city council because of its actions to uphold a West Hills appeal of an MPC decision, has directed counsel for the developers to amend their suit in order to ask an opinion on the constitutionality question.
At this time it appears no appeal is
planned by the city of the circuit court decision. It is also probable that the
city will no longer contest the Chancery court suit, which was based on our
appeal of the
The community could pursue an independent suit to seek a court ruling on the validity of the community covenant, which, at the time, prevented the development from going forward. It is estimated that such a legal action could cost $10,000.
Any deliberations to evaluate such a
course of action must take into account the basis of the covenantís
applicability to the
Briefly, the developer was proposing 11
single family du on 5 acres. The original plan, approved by MPC was overturned
on appeal to City Council. A modified plan was again MPC approved, and appealed
to Council. City regulations require city road access to any development of 6
or more units. In order to gain access to his proposed site the developer
purchased a house on
The covenant would remain operative,
despite the circuit courtís ruling, if not for the actions of the developer at
the time of the appeal. The developer at that time sold the house and lot on
A reduction in size of any registered
lot in the city of
For this reason it becomes problematic whether it is reasonable for West Hills to pursue validation of the covenant unless MPC is willing to enforce its regulations concerning changes in lot size.
Conversations will be sought with the MPC director about this issue.
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WEST HILLS ELECTRONIC GROUP CHAT & NEWS WESTHILLS2001
We have set up an Electronics Group E-GROUP through YAHOO.COM called
The purpose of this E-groups is to provide a forum for all of our West Hills Neighbors. The forum works as a give and take between neighbors. All correspondence stays on the system for a whole year. You can be out of town and still see what's going on in the neighborhood. We now have the option of setting up Photo Album's of events happening in our community. The better we communicate the stronger a community we become. Homeland Security begins at home !
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As a guest anyone can check out the E-Mail news for the West Hills Community . One of the benefits of membership aside from being able to post messages to the group is that you will get periodic special announcements for meetings, picnics and other events of community interest. You will also be able to access PHOTOS of West Hills Events . Please join us by in clicking on the [JOIN] icon .
The rules for the E-Groups are simple. We will not allow Profanity, Sales Pitches or Inappropriate Email. Memberships and email postings will be moderated. This hopefully will prevent our site from be trashed by kids with nothing better to do.
E-Groups and the Future
One of the hallmarks of West hills
Community Association is that for the last 30 plus years we have been a very
activist and vocal community. For this reason we are one of the best