Read the message I was quoting, especially this part:
"It would require a HUGE change in taxes. Over half the annual budget
for any community with children goes for _schools_."
Note the word 'schools' in the last sentence. That is what I was responding to
or, if you're a pedant with English usage,
That is to which I was responding.
What a terrible idea. Despite what some people think, other people's
lives do not have to revolve around children. Thankfully, the law
allows citizens of a certain age the option to live in age-restricted
communities, for their own comfort and safety. 99% of communities in
the US allow children. There's no need to make it 100%.
If anything, we need to start designating more public spaces as
adults-only. Kind of like non-smoking sections, but make them
adults-only sections. Let the parents listen to the kiddies scream in
the general seating while adults without children have a peaceful
meal/movie/plane flight in the adults section, surrounded only by
other adults. We need to make becoming adult something kids once again
aspire to, and that won't happen unless we reinstate the notion of
adult privileges. That creates something for children to want to
achieve. A rite of passage, so to speak.
An option could have been to bring the infant to the fire department and
abandon it but that wasn't done either.
What don't you understand?
They were and are in violation of the rules. If you don't like the rules,
don't move into an adult community. If you're so worried about the child and
the grandparents, do them a favor and take the child into your home. That
would solve all the problems. The grandparents could continue to live in an
adult home and the child could live with a juvenile father in his home.
Yes, I read the article. And what don't you understand that if the
grandparents do not move out of this development and are still violating the
law, the judge could put the child into foster car.
Let me ask you a question. Do you stop for a red light? Do you pay taxes?
Why? IT'S THE LAW AND IF YOU DIDN'T YOU'D BE IN VIOLATION AND SUBJECT TO
ALL THE PENALTIES SPECIFIED.
Let the grandparents move out of there and the problem is solved.
My overarching point here is that placing the child in foster care is a crap
shoot, especially in states like Florida which have had serious problems
with their social services agencies. Which would cause the greater harm to
society? Putting the kid in a home where she's abused, or a judge telling
the HOA that they need to chill for as long as it takes for the
grandparents' home to sell?
Hindsight....if the HOA had a clause in it's bylaws that residents with
legal custody of grandchildren could be excepted, the kid could stay, it
would be an infrequent situation, and would probably not be discriminatory.
IT"S NOT THE LAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You don't understand the difference between the 'LAW" and 'rules'.
Federal and State laws supersede rules, especially when it comes to
And an Adult community is approved by Federal and State laws. The docs
concerning children in a adult community are in accordance with Federal and
State laws so don't tell me there's a difference between law and rules.
The question is, did they move into the community with a child (a
violation of the rules), or did they become unavoidably burdened with a
family member under the age of 55 after they moved in?
It seems like there is an abundance of single, impotent, or just
crotchety people in here.
In Hamptonburgh, NY
In the original Orange County. Est. 1683
To email, remove the double zeroes after @
Joe, I don't want to think the worst of you, but, Pray tell, what is your
conclusion, so we can better understand your position?
If your grandchild had to live with you, save your reasons to not have him/her
live with you, what would you do?
Be forced to move out because of some Rule?
Better yet, answer this. Do you have children or grand children? Do you want the
best for them?
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