The various village HOA Board of Directors made the decision to remove the grass and mature trees and replace them with a desert-like drought tolerant landscape. They claim they gave homeowners sufficient notice by discussing the issue in their regular board meetings, however we read the minutes of our 5 member Board (we have 121 homes in our Village of Hydra) and the minutes lack mention of their drastic plans
. Some homeowners were enjoying their retirement and traveling and were not able to attend the HOA meetings. Some homeowners have become discouraged with attending the meetings, because the Board ignores what the other homeowners want and do what they have been convinced is the right thing to do by Van Dyke Landscape Architects
, which stands to make millions by totally re-landscaping
1,632 front yards of us retired "old folks". They are trying to destroy our beautiful established landscape which attracted many of us here in the first place, before we have a chance to react. Van Dyke was hired by some of the Village Boards already to put out bids to sub-contractors
, hire the subcontractors and oversee their work. Two subcontractors, O'Connell Landscape and Pacific West Landscape have already sprayed Roundup on some yards, dug up 3-4" of dirt with bulldozers and cut down all the carrotwood trees. Many homeowners are horrified. Some of us, including Linda, have experienced a severe reaction after walking by the yards that were sprayed with roundup. How can we get a restraining order as soon as possible?