UPDATE: Village of Providence HOA board responds to claims of misuse of funds

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Village of Providence HOA board members are defending their actions and facing some recent rumors head-on following several complaints made by a resident upset with the HOA's response to her concerns.  (watch resident claims below)

"My biggest concern is that it maintains its attractiveness, that it reflects the wonderful community of which it is," Village of Providence resident Angela Sommerset stressed. "I want to make sure that I have kept my property as immaculate as I can."

Sommerset told WHNT News 19 she has taken those concerns to her Homeowners' Association to no avail.

In addition, Sommerset claimed  residents have seen an increase in HOA fees.

But HOA board members paint a different picture of the dispute and the upkeep inside Providence.

Monday afternoon HOA board members provided WHNT News 19 with data showing there has not been any increases in HOA fees for several years, a fact that disputes what  Sommerset told WHNT News 19.

Sommerset has also publicly raised concerns over transparency. She continues to ask where are the dues going?

The HOA also provided WHNT News 19 financial records and can account for every dollar spent, board members said.

"They release their financial records annually at their annual meeting," Huntsville City Councilman Will Culver said. "I'm working with them to see if they will maybe do it more regularly."

"We want it to be that we all stick together, to have the same goal, to be treated the same," Sommerset added. "It's about a pride that I have for my neighborhood."

The HOA board says because of the confusion over the last few weeks with false information and rumors, they will hold a community wide meeting to go over the financial accounts and review what projects they are funding. A date has not yet been set for that meeting.

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