Fla. HOA: ‘Back the blue’ signs unauthorized, must be removed

The Stevens Plantation Residential Owner’s Association said the signs are not in compliance with the community’s governing documents


By PoliceOne Staff

ST. CLOUD, Fla. — Residents in a Florida neighborhood were told to remove their signs that support police officers from their yard when they received a letter from their HOA.

WOFL reported that families in a St. Cloud neighborhood were told by the Stevens Plantation Residential Owner’s Association that their “back the blue” signs are unauthorized and are not in compliance with the community’s governing documents.

In the letter, the HOA states that “the primary purpose of a community association is to maintain and increase the value of each owner’s property, it is not the desire of the board of directors to impose hardship.”

The Burgess family have had their sign on the front yard since two Kissimmee police officers were killed in the line of duty in August. They expressed their disappointment with their HOA.

“It’s frustrating, it’s not uglying up the house, I mean it’s just a sign,” Bryan Burgess said.

Neighbors said they are going to voice their concerns at the next HOA meeting.

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