I sent this photo to Lake County Code Enforcement and asked for help. Glen Guzman … the Division Manager at Code Enforcement … called me … he wanted to talk. He said he wanted to help.
I have been working with Glen Guzman and his staff for the last couple of weeks. I also worked with Crayon Silva, Cliff Howe and Jamie Davis. The Village Green board of directors owes them a letter of thanks.
Together, the code enforcement team pushed this case to the Lake County Attorney who filed the petition with the Special Master court. The Special Master is a lawyer in good standing with the Florida Bar or a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator retained to hear cases involving violations of the Lake County Code, including the Land Development Regulations. The Special Master has all powers granted by statute, ordinance or by law.
The Lake County Attorney is a petitioner in the legal action filed against the owner/heirs of 8631 Spyglass Loop. The action is a statement of violation and a notice of a hearing. A certified copy has been sent to Carla Pepperman, Esq. Guardian & Litem on August 10, 2017. Carla Pepperman is the Ad litem (Latin: “for the suit”). It is a term used in law to refer to the appointment by a court of one party to act in a lawsuit on behalf of another party such as a child or an incapacitated adult, who is deemed incapable of representing himself.
The contact information is Carla Pepperman, Esq., 640 N. Baker Street, Mt. Dora, FL 32757. Carla is a personal injury attorney.
When you see code violations … call code enforcement FIRST. Back up your complaint with an email. Call and check the status frequently. Put your front sight on the target and keep your eyes on the front sight. An experienced community association law specialist could have probably moved this legal action along much faster and cut the lead time by maybe two months.
I have established a great relationship with Glen Guzman and his staff. Call me if you need help with a yard code violation.
The board now needs to make sure that the yard is professionally manicured. All of the grass and weeds need to be removed from the property. You can’t have piles of grass and weeds left in the yard.
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