September 24, 2023

An unkempt villa was the topic of a public listening to on Friday in The Villages.

The house at 2572 Highmeadow Lane within the Apalachee Villas within the Village of Buttonwood prompted a criticism this previous February to Neighborhood Requirements. The criticism was about overgrown grass, weeds and mould on the house.

This home at 2572 Highmeadow Lane was reported to Neighborhood Requirements.

In April, the violation was cleared after the proprietor, Francis Matthews, introduced the house again into compliance. Nonetheless, one other criticism was obtained Could 30 after the grass and weeds returned. As of Wednesday, the house remained out of compliance, a consultant of Neighborhood Requirements testified on the listening to earlier than the Neighborhood Growth District 8 Board of Supervisors at SeaBreeze Recreation Middle.

The home-owner was granted seven days to carry the house again into compliance. If the house will not be introduced into compliance, a $250 positive might be imposed every time the District is pressured to service the garden.

Matthews bought the villa in 2017 for $190,000.