and Video Courtesy of WTSP - Tampa Bay's 10 News
/ St. Petersburg
December 5, 2007
Port Richey, Florida – For the past 9-months Gary and Susan Grant
have been flying an American flag in their New Port Richey backyard.
The flag, flies from a 16-foot tall pole. But
last month the Grants were told their flagpole violated their
Homeowners Association guidelines and now the Grants have been told
they have 15 days to bring it down.
“I cried and I felt like someone had died
and I don’t want to take it (the flag) down. If I have to I will,
but it’s the last thing I want to do” said Susan Grant.
Calls to the HOA’s management company, The
Melrose Management Group, were not returned on Tuesday. Melrose has
told the Grants they can fly an American flag but say it must fly
from a pole installed to a bracket on the side of their garage.