September 29, 2023

A mom in The Villages has been warned to get her son’s hoarding below management.

Group Growth District 5 supervisors on Friday expressed their frustration and exasperation with the longstanding issues on the dwelling at 1889 Blythewood Loop within the Village of Sundown Pointe. Barbara Packard lives within the dwelling together with her son, 37-year-old Jeffrey Charles Packard. Barbara Packard and her late husband purchased the house in 2005 for $238,500 and had been its unique homeowners.

Pictures launched as proof at a public listening to at SeaBreeze Recreation Middle, confirmed grills, a mop bucket and wire mesh, amongst different objects, within the driveway of the Packard dwelling.

This picture was taken July 11 on the dwelling of Barbara Packard within the Village of Sundown Pointe.

Packard, utilizing a cane, detailed the challenges she and her son have confronted whereas making an attempt to convey the property into compliance.

She mentioned their freezer went down “as a result of warmth” and so they have been busy grilling and smoking in an effort to save lots of the meat which had been saved within the freezer.

She additionally claimed her son has been busy making an attempt to wash up the driveway, however mentioned it’s been troublesome due to the intense warmth.

“He’s gotten dehydrated as a result of warmth. That’s why he couldn’t be right here at the moment,” Packard mentioned.

Supervisors pressed Packard on previous allegations that her son is a hoarder, often amassing discarded objects from Villagers’ trash.

“You and your son are accumulating junk in your property. Your neighbors don’t need to stay subsequent door to a junkyard. It’s so unlucky that you simply don’t see what is occurring together with your son,” mentioned Supervisor Mark Schweikert. “You want to have an extended dialog together with your son, as a result of he’s getting you into a multitude.”

He identified that the images confirmed a number of grills on the property.

“You don’t want that many grills,” he mentioned.

Packard admitted it’s been troublesome to persuade her son to cease accumulating objects which have crammed up the driveway, storage and entrance porch.

“He sees this stuff on the highway and he brings them dwelling,” Packard mentioned.

CDD 5 has filed a lawsuit in opposition to Packard and a listening to has been set in October in Sumter County Court docket. CDD 5 authorized counsel Mark Brionez mentioned if the decide finds the property will not be in compliance and an injunction may very well be ordered. If Packard doesn’t adjust to the court docket order, she may very well be charged with contempt of court docket.

“It might end in jail time,” Brionez warned.