After a months long battle between Louisiana homeowners Jodi and Timothy Burr and the Gardens of Southgate Association over a sign in their yard, the homeowner’s association is suing the Burrs for refusal to remove the sign.
Months ago, the Burr family erected a three foot by six foot banner in their yard, honoring their son’s military service and were notified by the homeowner’s association that it must be removed.
“It shocks me greatly,” Jodi Burr told Fox News, given what she alleges to be a number of signs in yards across the subdivision tucked near Barksdale Air Force Base. Burr says signs supporting religion and schools can be seen across the neighborhood and believes the association’s lawsuit is “selective enforcement.”
The Association has not strayed from their statement this spring that claims the Association supports the message of the banner and thanks the family for their son’s service.
The Association notes that erection of the sign is in violation of the subdivision’s covenants which state that only builder or real estate signs may be allowed in public view.
Burr has suggested that she believes the association has a problem with the size of the sign more than anything but asserts communication has been strained, so she is not sure of the underlying reason.
The Burrs claim to have reached out to the association several times and asked to meet with the representatives to discuss their options as well as approach revisions to the covenants given the number of signs across the subdivision apart from theirs.
Family says the sign stays
Fox News reports that Burr says she is willing to alter the size of the banner and reached out to the Association, but on all counts including efforts to revise the covenants have yielded no response according to Burr.
The family has stated publicly that they have no intention on removing the sign.