Trying to put up a fence
Ok. My husband was given permission by our HOA president to put up a fence. We live on a storm water retention pond, which last time measured was 59 ft. deep! We have 3 children, 3, 6, 10 and 2 dogs. We have people wondering through our yard as a means of getting to the common area, we have had kids vandalize our swingset and through all the removable pieces into the pond. We decided it was time to put up a fence. We are not trying to put up a privacy fence, since we like the view of the pond, we are just putting up a 4ft. picket fence. We live in a nice neighborhood, but the houses aren't 300,000 + dollar homes. All of a sudden, we were told that we couldn't put up a fence, because in the "committees sole opinion it might create a sight obstruction". We have already purchased some of the materials, since we were told by the HOA president that it was ok. So we put up some fence panels temporarily to prove that it did not create or block anyone elses view of the pond, which is down a steep bank. They said they would come over and review, then one of them comes up with this scenario: "What if someone puts a boat on the pond and it capsizes?"..Seriously!!! The pond isn't large enough to put a regular boat in, and one they would have to back a trailer through someone's property and down a steep bank to get one into the pond. Not to mention you couldn't even go anywhere, the widest point of the pond is maybe 1/2 a football field, the length is a little longer than a football field. The other end of the pond is probably only a little more than 30 feet wide. At this point I feel like they are just being petty, the lady that is making the big deal of it dislikes my husband. I am at a loss, we are not creating a site obstruction! Most of our neighbors don't care if we put up a fence. I don't know how to handle this in our favor.