Charlotte, NC HOA
question: Just received a notice by regular mail from HOA yesterday (dated 2/8/16) of a hearing to be held tonight regarding three violations. No previous communications on any matters since Aug. 2015 on a different issue, verified by a phone call to HOA call center staff. Have requested copies of any/all communications during 2015, do not believe any of those have to do with this matter. I am looking for suggestions to defend and avoid costs.
/tree removal. We removed trees without prior approval. Two trees were diseased, and limbs were falling off, onto the driveway, with risks of personal and property damage. One additional tree was removed to enable removal, and one more tree for appearance sake after the other trees.
2. A car is on jack stands. Was true, has been resolved. Have insurance on all vehicles. Each has a plate, but registration is not current on all.
3. Trash bags in the yard. Never true. There have been around a dozen retail 25lb bags of mulch (clear bags, with labels and branding) in a natural area visible from the street.
Letter states they will fine $100/day per violation.
The car is off the jack stands. Mulch has been moved so no longer visible from the street. Not sure how to respond on trees.
Seems like very aggressive action, with no prior communications on these issues.