Village of Providence Homeowners Association attempts to clear the air after controversy

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT)-- The Village of Providence, an upscale neighborhood in Northwest Huntsville, is known for its pristine condition.

But recently residents have been questioning that quality, along with where their fees and dues are really going.

Monday, the development's homeowners association addressed those concerns at an open meeting.

"We have accountability down to the penny. So it's not like we don't know where the money is.," Ross Williams, Providence Finance Committee Chair, told WHNT News 19.

He claims the HOA finances are being spent in the neighborhood's best interest.

"We are doing what we think most people in the association want done with the money," said Williams.

Resident Angela Sommerset initially came to WHNT News 19 with her concerns. She attended Monday's meeting and told the HOA Finance Committee that she wants to see more transparency in how their money is spent.

"I should not have to ask about my meeting house, what is the cost of my meeting house, what the notes are," she said, asking the committee if there is a better way for her to get timely information.

David Slyman, Providence Developer, chimed in,"There is not a time when we haven't addressed the concerns of a neighbor."

Although the meeting became heated and many issues were tossed around the room, the main issue at the end boiled down to communication.

"A lack thereof, despite efforts, has been part of the problem," said one neighbor.

"We are all in this together, whether we like each other or not," said Sommerset.