After an anonymous flier informed residents that a registered sex offender had been seen at the community pool, a mother demanded that her homeowners association board take action. She feared for her children’s safety and wanted the offender banned. Nine months later, the pines of Greenwood Homeowners Association became the first association in their area to prohibit registered sex offenders from living in the community.
But the decision last year wasn’t without consequences. When a sister subdivision that shared the pool refused to enforce the ban, The pines at Greenwood severed the relationship and was left to make up $18,000 in lost pool revenue – a significant hit for a community of just 175 single-family homes operating on a $62,000 annual budget.