Villager runs afoul of Community Standards for landscaping work without ARC approval

A homeowner in The Villages has run afoul of Community Standards for landscaping work completed without the prior approval of the Architectural Review Committee.

The work, which has been done at the home of John Frolio at 4289 Tuscaloosa Path in the Village of Osceola Hills, was the subject of a public hearing Thursday afternoon before the Community Development District 10 Board of Supervisors.

These landscaping walls were constructed without approval of the Architectural Review Committee.

A complaint about the landscaping walls was lodged on Jan. 2 and verified the following day.

Community Standards has been in touch with Frolio, who indicated he would seek retroactive approval for the work from the ARC. However, no application has been received. Frolio purchased the home in 2017 for $252,600.

Supervisor Christine Bradshaw asked whether it was appropriate to seek ARC approval after the fact.

“Yes, but it doesn’t mean they’ll get it,” District Counsel Valerie Fuchs said.

These landscaping walls were the subject of a public hearing Thursday before the Community Development District 10 Board of Supervisors.

Frolio has been given 60 days to bring the property into compliance. If he fails to do so, he will be fined $150, and fined $50 per day. If the fines reach $1,500, the case will be turned over to District counsel, who could seek remedies including filing a lawsuit or putting a lien on the property.