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Villager rips out illicit artificial turf grass but still facing $1,300 in fines

A Villager has ripped out illicit artificial turf grass at her home, but is still facing $1,300 in fines.

Earlier this year, Shirley Schwartz made local headlines when she appeared before the Community Development District 6 Board of Supervisors in a public hearing in a bid to save the artificial turf grass, which she put in without the blessing of the Architectural Review Committee. The CDD 6 Board of Supervisors voted 5-0, ordering her to remove the artificial turf.

This turf grass was put down at Shirley Schwartz’s home in the Edgewater Bungalows.

Villager Shirley Schwartz has replaced her turf grass with stone at her home in the Edgewater Bungalows

After months of wrangling with the CDD 6 board, Community Standards and the Architectural Review Committee, Schwartz has finally relented and removed the artificial turf grass which cost her $4,000 to put down at her home in the Edgewater Bungalows. She replaced the artificial grass with rock.

During the process, $50 daily fines were racking up. Schwartz said those fines have reached $1,300.

She has reached out to the CDD 6 board, requesting forgiveness of the $1,300 fines.

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