Family fined for putting up Christmas lights too early

HERE’S THE SCOOP:

  • A Florida family put up their Christmas lights too early, according to their homeowner’s association.
  • The Moffa family now faces a fine of $100 a day, up to $1,000.
  • “Right before Christmas, who could be a grinch to hand this out?” Michael Moffa said.

A Florida homeowner is calling his homeowners’ association Scrooges after receiving a notice for putting up his Christmas lights too early.

Westchase resident Michael Moffa hired a company to put up a light display on Nov. 6.

“That was their only availability, and I can’t climb up on the roof myself,” Moffa said.

Moffa said he doesn’t plan to take down the lights.

“The holidays and the pandemic, I think the kids are wanting something that’s more bright to look at,” he said.

Moffa said he didn’t know that he’d violated a rule by putting up decorations early until his family received a letter a few days later. His HOA bans homeowners from putting up decorations until Thanksgiving Day. According to the letter, the Moffas face a fine of 100 dollars a day, up to $1,000.

“Right before Christmas, who could be a grinch to hand this out?” Moffa said.

Source: AP

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