So why do HOAs ban charging? I can understand concerns of people overloading a circuit or the thought that the community shouldn't pay for a few people's fuel, but maybe adding a few chargepoints where people pay for the electricity they use would alleviate the concern. My previous employer purchased over $1M worth charging stations including installation and charged a nominal per/kWh fee for usage. Alas, HOAs probably don't want to budget for then extra cost of installing EVSEs. What you need to find is an attorney with a Tesla who moves into your community.
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Personally, I thought this one was rather interesting...
Laguna Woods Village’s Third Mutual on Tuesday, July 18 passed a resolution to make amendments to its plug-in electric vehicle policies and procedures, including fines for unpermitted use of common-area electricity.
The amendments – which include fines for unpermitted plug-in electric vehicles using common-area electricity, unattended extension cords and noncompliant battery chargers – are added to the electric vehicle policy adopted by Third in January that allows residents to use the 120-volt outlets in the common areas for electric vehicles and golf carts.
To use the common-area electricity for electric vehicles, residents must pay a $240 annual fee and obtain a decal.
For unpermitted use of an outlet, the first offense is a $240 fine – and it’s recommended to buy a decal, but not required – with each subsequent offense at $480, Director Burt Baum said.
“Hopefully the penalty of $240 on the first offense is going to discourage (unpermitted electric vehicle owners) from plugging in,” Director Bill Walsh said.
The fine for unattended extension cords is $50 for the first offense, $100 for the second offense and $150 for each subsequent offense. There is no access to the outlets for residents’ guests so far, Director Bert Moldow said.
The resolution was passed 9-1 with Director Jules Zalon opposed. The resolution will be revisited in September to satisfy a 30-day notification period.
Lease rush fee
Third unanimously passed a resolution to increase the lease rush fee from $50 to $100. The fee was increased due to circumstances when Village Management staff is asked to rush the processing of a lease application.
The increased fee will be revisited in September to satisfy a 30-day notification period.
Late charge fee
Third passed a resolution to increase the late charge for unpaid assessments from $20 to $60 for each month.
The resolution passed 8-1-1, with Zalon opposed and Director Bunny Carpenter abstaining. The resolution will be revisited in September to satisfy a 30-day notification period.
The average resale price of a condo in Third Mutual in June was $416,978, up from $305,674 in June 2016. Resales year to date numbered 245, up from 240 during the same period in 2016. Sales volume in June was $20 million, up from $12.8 million in June 2016.