NH Woman Plants Flowers, Gets Sued
Kimberly Bois battles her condo board
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2012 11:44 AM CDT
Updated Mar 24, 2012 7:48 PM CDT
This is not Kimberly Bois' flower bed, but it is a bed of flowers.   (?www.homejobsbymom.com)

(Newser) – The grounds around Kimberly Bois' condo are filled with daisies, bearded irises, lavender, and hydrangeas … a piece of floral serenity that's getting Bois sued. The Atlantic Pointe condo association wants her to pull up the perennials, and since Oct. 24 has been fining her first $25 per day and then $50 per day for every day the flowers remain. But the New Hampshire woman says she planted the flowers with permission from the developer, before there was a condo board at the Portsmouth complex. (Also, Bois' late mother helped her with the planting.)

Last month, the board notified Bois that a lien had been placed on her condo for $4,500 in unpaid fines; it also wants her to pay the attorney's fees now that the board is suing her. Instead, she hired her own attorney, along with a neighbor who is getting flak for adding stone walls and a patio around his condo. The attorney for the condo board says that the grounds are a common area over which the board has jurisdiction, and adds, "The practical implication is that what one person thinks is beautiful, another person thinks is horrible." Seacoast Online has a picture, should you wish to judge for yourself.

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Mar 26, 2012 8:21 AM CDT
Condo Associations are such BS.
Mar 25, 2012 9:17 PM CDT
Sounds like she has grounds.
Mar 25, 2012 12:57 PM CDT
This is why I would rather live in a shack than one of these condos or gated communities. Most of the people are paranoid, controlling, and crazy.