Q. My board allows a single resident to decorate common areas with cheap flowers and vases. This same resident planted Agave cactus on a common cul-de-sac island. Most residents quietly complain to each other and do nothing. The flowers are, to say the least, are very tacky and the Agave Cactus is very sharp and dangerous. What can be done?
A. Unfortunately, the community documents probably do not give the homeowners the right to file a lawsuit because the board’s decorations committee has bad taste. The management and maintenance of the common areas falls squarely within the discretion of the board and its duly authorized committees. However, if the cactus actually presents a danger to the residents who might go into the common cul-de-sac island, it would be appropriate to bring that to the Board’s attention at the next open Board meeting.