Board considers wheelchair-bound vet’s plea for modification at his home

The Community Development District 6 Board of Supervisors on Friday considered a disabled veteran’s plea for a modification at his home in the Village of Caroline.

Homeowner Annie Davis wants to put a sidewalk around her home at 455 Cokesbury Drive. The problem is the sidewalk would encroach on an easement.

Davis hired Doc’s Restoration for the project to accommodate the veteran living in her home.

The matter has been pursued under the Fair Housing Act.

“The intent of this is to accommodate a veteran who is in a wheelchair,” said Kevin “Kip” Taylor, project manager at Doc’s Restoration.

CDD 6 Board Chairman John Calandro wanted to make sure the board wouldn’t be setting a precedent by granting the request. He was assured that was not the case.

If the homeowner opts to sell the home at some point, the portion of sidewalk encroaching on the easement would have to be removed.

The board voted unanimously to grant the request.

Purple Heart recipient Kevin McCabe is on a similar quest in Community Development District 8.