TUCSON (KVOA) - People living in Midvale Park spoke their minds, and it appears the Homeowner's Association listened.
The News 4 Tucson Digging Deeper team reported on some issues the property owners had problems with. Now, there's been an apparent turn of events.
After our story aired, the Digging Deeper team received numerous calls and emails from residents echoing the original complaints, which included concerns such as the HOA board doesn't listen and does what it wants.
Last week, this notice was sent to the homeowners.
It starts off by saying "Please be advised the board of directors heard your concerns and is taking the following actions."
That's what David Adams and others were hoping for all along.
"The really trying to work with us and it's really appreciated," Adams said.
The notice mentions the paint palette and scheme has been adjusted to include earth tone colors as per the covenants, conditions and restrictions. This was an issue some of the residents weren't too happy with when we spoke to them last month.
"They're harassing us constantly that our houses have to be repainted, the houses have to be in a certain way," Anabel Valdez said. "We never had a say."
Now it's a different story.
"They went from 'our way or the highway' mentality to really trying to work with the members," Adams said.
Another issue the residents had was over trash cans.
For over two decades, they were able to place them on the side of the house. The HOA was changing it to have the trash cans in the backyard.
Adams says that was going to cause problems for the elderly and the disabled
However, according to the new notice "trash bins should be placed on the side of the house opposite of the front door on nonservice days."
Another issue due to the pandemic, many of the homeowners were without jobs or had their hours cut. The expense of having to spend 3,000 to 5,000 on painting their house was just unreasonable.
The notice addresses that as well it says "the board of directors will continue to work with all homeowners affected by the pandemic regarding any violations or payments."