By GAIL OBER, LACONIA DAILY SUN
LACONIA — How many personal watercraft does it take to be too many? That’s the question a Belknap County judge has been asked to decide by three members of a five-unit condominium association on Weirs Boulevard.
The officers of The Last Resort, A Condominium have filed for a temporary and permanent injunction or to put a stop to what they say is some commercial activity allegedly being done by the sons of the owners of the other two condominiums.
According to a pleading filed in late June, L. Scott and Karen Weeks, who own Units 3 and 5, have allowed their three sons to set up a repair, painting and a fabrication shop in the cellar of Unit 5. The officers also say the brothers have built an “elaborate barge” with an electric hoist that takes up more than their allotted space along the common dock.
The filing said the three brothers have set up a Facebook page that promotes their business “Weeks Brothers Motorsports” to attract people to come on to the condominium property for landing and retrieving Jet Ski-type watercraft or water bikes.
The officers say they have constructed ramps and have altered the common or limited area, and have promoted events where people who are off site are allowed to use the waterfront for a fee. The complaint also says the sons have kept the watercraft on the beach, which denies the other owners and their families the opportunity to use it.
According to the pleadings, The Last Resort, A Condominium was formed and recorded at the Belknap County Registry of Deeds on April 11, 1985, and its bylaws specifically state that it cannot be used for any reason except residential.
Section VII -8 of the declaration provides that “no noxious or offensive activities” can be carried on in any of the common or limited areas and nothing can be done which may become an annoyance or nuisance to other owners.
The pleadings state that the officers of the condo association have “demanded” that the brothers stop violating the rules and have asked the court for a temporary injunction because they will not stop.
According to the online city of Laconia assessments, the Weeks have been tenants in the small association the longest and purchased Unit 5 in 1992. A family trust purchased Unit 3 in 2015.
Unit 1 was purchased by the current owner and plaintiff in 2003, Unit 2 was purchased by the current owner and plaintiff in 1996, and Unit 4 was purchased by the current owner and plaintiff in 2012.
According the to New Hampshire Secretary of State’s website, the trademark rights to the name The Last Resort, A Condominium was forfeited in 1993. There is also no record for “Weeks Brothers Watersports” listed as a business.
When reached, Joseph Weeks declined to comment.
The Weeks family have not filed a reply to the request for the injunction.
This photo was posted to the Weeks Brothers Watersports Facebook page, which shows the hoist the brothers use to lift watercraft in and out of the water. (Facebook photo)
The Weeks Brothers Watersports Facebook page appears to list the business as in Norton, Massachusetts (https://www.facebook.com/Weeksbroswatersports/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=overview). (Facebook photo)
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