The swingset can stay. A Missouri judge has ruled that a suburban Kansas City family’s purple swingset won’t need to have its color changed, following repeated threats from their homeowners’ association. Per Fox News:
“We’re super excited, we’re very happy,” Marla Stout, who owns the swingset, told Fox4KC at a neighborhood barbecue Sunday celebrating Friday’s ruling.
The article explained that after an initial hearing on Aug. 21, the court ruled in the Stouts’ favor.
But after eveyrthing that has happened, the article said that Stout believes the homeowners’ association should apologize to the entire neighborhood.
“It’s been very embarrassing for our community and its cost every resident in this community a lot of money and reputation,” she told Fox4KC.
The news first came out in mid-August that the family wasbeing sued with jail time by the HOA over a playground they put up in their backyard.
“We got a notice that we were being fined by the HOA,” Stout said.
That was last year. The family fought it and won, but the dispute wasn’t over yet. The family received more letters outlining more serious consequences.
“(The letters said) that if we didn’t remove the swing set from the subdivision in a couple of weeks, we go to jail,” Stout said.