HOA responsible for erosion caused by neglect of lake vegetation

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Dear Poliakoffs,

About 60% of the homes in our HOA-governed community have property on the shore of lakes located entirely within the community. The HOA has long stressed controlling vegetation along the lake edge, with monthly spraying of emergent vegetation to keep the lawns looking very manicured. They’ve also been sold a bucket of fish – literally – by a management company that overstocked the lake with far too many vegetation-eating grass carp. Unfortunately, the spraying and all the swimming cows trigger erosion of the properties – we’ve lost over five feet of property in the last decade, it’s accelerating, and there is about 15 feet more to go before the fenced portion of the yard is endangered

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