September 29, 2023

An indignant resident has threatened to file “1,000 complaints” over non-compliant properties in The Villages.

Charles Swofford of the Village of Belle Aire made the menace Friday morning earlier than the Group Growth District 3 Board of Supervisors at Savannah Heart.

Charles Swofford of the Village of Belle Aire holds up a recording machine he’ll use to help in reporting 1,000 violations to Group Requirements

He stated he’s indignant over the sod vs. stone controversy that the majority lately has upset residents of the La Cresenta Villas, that are positioned in Group Growth District 2. In a sequence of public hearings on June 23, the CDD 2 supervisors dominated that patio villa house owners must take away rock and exchange it with sod.

“This nonsense with the rocks has to finish,” Swofford stated.

Describing himself as a “skilled builder,” Swofford offered pictures to the board purporting to indicate that bushes are in violation of setback guidelines. He claimed it’s a widespread drawback all through The Villages.

“Each home in The Villages is out of compliance. I’m going to file 1,000 complaints with Group Requirements. I’ve had it,” Swofford stated.

He held up a recording machine and threatened to make use of it to report what he sees as deed compliance violations.

“We’d like an inexpensive Group Requirements division and never make the outdated women rip out the rock,” Swofford stated.

Swofford’s menace of deed compliance vigilantism by way of deed compliance criticism comes at a time when a number of CDDs need to tighten up the method, limiting complaints to residents of a CDD, avenue or neighborhood.