Life in Gibson Heights has been one long water torture |

Life in Gibson Heights has been one long water torture

I just finished reading your article on Gibson Heights. Wow.

I am one of the homeowners who is upset about the workmanship done by KYPY, the general contractor. It has transitioned so many employees that no one really knows what has been completed.

My experience started with the new year. My pipes froze in my townhome while I was gone one Saturday and Sunday. When I called the property manager in Frisco, they told me it was not the association’s problem and I was on my own. When I called the housing authority, I was told the same. After getting the county commissioners involved, I got a call back from the association’s property management company. It would do some research and let me know the solution.

The response from the housing authority’s interim director, Eilene Friedman, was, “It was Monica’s (my) fault as she did not have heat in the basement and she did not drip her faucet.” Excuse me. A new home and you have to drip the faucet? Plus, with our drought! And besides, I have had my heat on in the basement since I moved in, which Eilene would have noticed if she bothered to respond to the problem.

Needless to say, I was without water for a week until I finally paid to have a welder come to my home. Two hundred and 10 dollars later, I was still fighting the association. After getting plots on the property, it finally determined it was its responsibility, and sent me a check.

When my neighbor’s pipes froze two weeks ago, the legwork was already done. The association paid him pretty quickly.

As to KYPY saying its responsibility is over, I don’t think so. The solution to frozen pipes needs to be addressed when they dig up the parking lot to reinsulate the pipes.

This is just one major problem not being addressed – a major problem to the whole Breckenridge community with potential water shortages. And I am only one of about 21 townhome owners who have problems with their homes.

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