Sometimes suing is the only way to resolve things, though. And I didn’t tell OP to sue right away. He can contest the violation at his disciplinary hearing and hopefully his board retracts the violation. If they’re a reasonable board, then I don’t see how it will escalate to legal action anyway.
OP, you need to examine your architectural guidelines closely to see if the cameras fall under them. If need be, hire a lawyer to help you interpret them. If your lawyer also thinks you didn’t violate anything, then you can challenge the board’s decision on this. You should have a discplinary hearing so you can explain your side of the story there. If they won’t budge, you can start pursuing legal action. That’s what I did when I was told I violated our rules when I really didn’t. Go through the proper channels so they can’t hold anything against you. Good luck.
Who owns the Tesla charger? I’m from California and we also have a similar law here. Civil Code 4745 states:
“The owner of an EV charging station, regardless of whether it is installed in the owner’s unit or in the common area, is required to ‘at all times, maintain a liability coverage policy. The owner that submitted the application to install the charging station shall provide the association with the corresponding certificate of insurance within 14 days of approval of the application. That owner and each successor owner shall provide the association with the certificate of insurance annually thereafter.'”
Based on your question, I’m assuming the homeowner owns the charging station. Even though it’s on association property, the homeowner still bears the responsibility for insurance. In that case, I don’t think the association should be held liable.
Just curious as to why you dislike sheds? They’re great because they give us extra room in which to store our stuff, usually stuff that we don’t want guests to see. Storing stuff in the garage isn’t an option either since that would leave no room for o0ur cars. And my HOA doesn’t allow cars parked in the driveway during certain hours.