I found a flyer on my front step to day (I don’t know how long it had been there). It was from the “neighborhood association”. Funny, I don’t recall ever hearing of an association before (and I’ve lived here 10 years, my wife’s been here for over 20). One of the items on the flyer tells me that dues are $15 and are payable NOW! Supposedly the money goes towards renting the local church (two doors down from me) for meetings and to pay for flyers (!). I have never received any notice of any kind of meeting ever. The only time I’ve come into contact with anyone about the neighborhood was about a year ago when I was asked to sign a petition to have new drainage lines put in (ours is the last street to have them).
Can people form a neighborhood association and make you join? I understand the purpose of such groups, but I’ve heard of many horror stories (some here on the boards) about how some get carried away.
This neighborhood is about 60 years old and in the ten years I’ve lived in it, there’s never been any kind of problems.