Officials waive fines on once-troubled properties in The Villages

The Village Center Community Development District has voted to waive fines which had been imposed on three once-troubled properties in The Villages.

A total of $1,000 in fines had been racked up in 2015 and 2018 at a home at 1011 Ann Ave. owned by Rosario and Beatrice Garagozzo. The home, located on the Historic Side of The Villages, had been the subject of a public hearing on July 8, 2015 because it was not in compliance. The District performed lawn maintenance four times at the home. The actual cost to the District was $325.

1011 Ann Avenue

Fines totaling $500 have been waived involving a Historic Side home at 923 St. Andrews Blvd. owned by Paul S. Cubeta, Hazel Cubeta and Paul R. Cubeta. The home had been the subject of a public hearing on Aug. 6, 2014. The District performed lawn maintenance twice, on April 15, 2015 and June 15, 2017. The actual cost to the District was $150. Paul R. Cubeta was jailed earlier this year after violating his probation in a 2015 case in which he stole jewelry from the home of a hospitalized Villager.

923 St. Andrews Boulevard

A $250 fine has been waived involving the property of a deceased Villager at 535 St. Andrews Blvd. in the Village of Country Club Hills. The property went into foreclosure. The actual cost of maintaining the property was $75.

535 St. Andrews Boulevard