The Rolling Valley Professional Center (RVPC) Condominium Unit Owners Association is preparing a formal hearing notice for the Obama for America campaign due to the group's failure to obey condo association rules concerning signs, according to an association board member. "It doesn't matter if you're Republican, Democrat or Independent, these are the rules the condominium association agreed upon 10 years ago," said Donald Ellison, past president and current member of the RVPC board.
Ellison said the condominium association has strict rules about what can be displayed in windows and on doors. Banners and signs are not allowed.
The is located in the office park at 9253 Old Keene Mill Road, just off Sydenstricker Road. "We are working with the condo association, and we look forward to addressing any concerns that they may have," a campaign official who asked not to be named told Patch.
"The first day they moved in, I went over to explain that no papers are allowed in windows or on doors because we don't want to look like a used car dealership," said Ellison. He said the owner of the unit, Gill Partnership L.P., and the renters both have a copy of the rules. "It's important that we all live by the same rules," said Ellison. "Otherwise it looks like we're playing favorites," he said.
Ellison personally spoke to the person in charge of the campaign office on August 24 and August 31. In addition, the property management company —CGR Commercial Management LLC — sent a formal letter on August 24 to the owner and the tenant. Since then, Ellison said he has seen more signs.
The RVPC Condominium Unit Owners Association is preparing the formal hearing notice as a last resort. "We would prefer voluntary compliance versus disruption in the community," said Ellison.