ON APRIL 28 AND MAY 6, 2016 WE PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON HOA BULLYING AT BRADFORD PLACE, VERO BEACH, FL WHERE HOME OWNER STEVE GLASER WAS BEING THREATENED WITH A LAWSUIT BY THE BRADFORD PLACE HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION FOR HAVING FLOWERS THAT ARE “TOO COLORFUL” IN HIS FRONT YARD. AND HOW THEY ARE DECREASING THE VALUE OF HIS AND OTHER RESIDENCES.
The atrocity is that on July 5, 2016 the flower garden pictured above turned into this:
On Tuesday, July 5, Beverly Hunter, the Secretary of the Bradford Place Board of Directors and three employees of Natures Ground showed up at Mr. Glaser’s house, unannounced, and removed his entire garden, destroying all his flowers.
An employee of Nature’s Ground pulling up flowers.
At one point a neighbor in the community asked Ms. Hunter to produce any kind of documentation authorizing removal of the flowers, which she was unable to do.
There should have been a citation of some type from a Board of Directors meeting, but apparently there had been no meeting.
If Mr. Glaser had been found guilty of being a “habitual offender of gardening” he should have been entitled to a hearing among his peers in the community.
Neighbor, who asked Ms. Hunter for HOA authorization witnessing devastation.
Think of the financial and time investment that was also destroyed.
Interviewed on the phone, the witness said that while Ms. Hunter observed the destruction she “looked as proud as a peacock; as though it was a power trip.”
Mr. Glaser was told if he didn’t remove the plants that had been pulled out and put on his lawn in a few hours, Nature’s Ground would be back to take them. During this timeframe Mr. Glaser did his best to take as many as he could to friends and family.
In our previous articles we documented, with photographs, other flower gardens in the community. The are even other gardens being expanded.
For several months Mr. Glaser has been seeking the truth as to why he why he has been singled out as a “habitual offender of gardening.”
Could it be religious discrimination?