• Utah Homeowners Fined For Flying The American Flag

    Homeowners in Murray, Utah are being fined for flying the American Flag.

    Residents of Chestnut Place condominium community were free to fly their flags without regulation or restriction, until last week.

    “After the last board meeting, we were leaving and two members of the board and a resident said they were tired of looking at the flag,” said Jo Ann Dugay, who is one of the five board members on the Home Owners Association. “They said ‘is this flag row?’ And that something needed to be done about it.”

    Community were subsequently warned by the HOA to take down the flags.

    “I’m not taking it down, that’s one thing I won’t do.” said Erin Worthen, one of the residents asked to remove the flag.

    She was fined $75 as a result, and given a notice.

    “All exterior decorations must be removed within 10 days following the holiday… Please remove your flag from the common area (Utah Community Association Act. 57-8a-219),” the notice states.

    “That is not a holiday decoration,” she told KSTU. “People have died for that, it is not a holiday decoration.”

    Homeowners attempted to address the issue at an HOA meeting scheduled for Thursday night, but with the room already full, and the meeting set to take place, board members canceled the meeting at the last second.

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