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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Developer offers no sympathy for unhappy homebuyers in Village of Monarch Grove

The Developer is reportedly offering no sympathy for unhappy homebuyers in the Village of Monarch Grove.

Some of the residents have grown weary of the constant noise from the Florida Turnpike, which is essentially in their backyards.

Villager Harold Meyer in July took his complaint about noise from the Turnpike before the Project Wide Advisory Committee. He said the noise at his home at 5752 Hickey Way has become “unbearable.” Meyer suggested that more landscaping could be added, or perhaps even a wall. However, PWAC was not receptive to his plight.

Florida Turnpike traffic can be seen at the rear of a home in the Village of Monarch Grove.

After his plea to PWAC fell on deaf ears, Meyer launched a petition effort, collecting 187 signatures.

The petition was submitted to The Village Land Company LLC with a copy to CEO Mark Morse.

“It took a couple of months to get a response, but I did get a phone call from a representative,” Meyer said in an update to his fellow Monarch Grove residents.

He said the conversation lasted about 20 minutes.

“I asked the rep to walk the property line along the turnpike to hear and see the issues. He refused stating he was familiar with the area. He also stated we offered a product to you, you bought it, you got it. I asked him for written response, and he stated the call was his response and would not be sending anything in writing,” Meyer said.

Restaurants in The Villages desperate due to staffing shortages

Restaurants in The Villages and across Florida are trimming their hours and offering drive-through only as they face an historic labor shortage.

Villagers’ daughter to appear on Food Network with Martha Stewart

A mother and father in The Villages are filled with pride as their daughter has been selected to appear with Martha Stewart on a Food Network cooking competition show. Villages-News.com's David Towns has the story.

Trendy coffee shop coming to Magnolia Plaza in The Villages

Foxtail Coffee Co. has reportedly signed a lease for a location at Magnolia Plaza at The Villages.

Restaurants in The Villages desperate due to staffing shortages

Restaurants in The Villages and across Florida are trimming their hours and offering drive-through only as they face an historic labor shortage.

Villagers’ daughter to appear on Food Network with Martha Stewart

A mother and father in The Villages are filled with pride as their daughter has been selected to appear with Martha Stewart on a Food Network cooking competition show. Villages-News.com's David Towns has the story.

Trendy coffee shop coming to Magnolia Plaza in The Villages

Foxtail Coffee Co. has reportedly signed a lease for a location at Magnolia Plaza at The Villages.

Ohio teen apprehended after chase on I-75 through Sumter and Marion counties

An Ohio teenager was apprehended after leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase Friday afternoon on Interstate 75 through Sumter and Marion counties.

3 more local residents die of COVID-19 as Florida reports 74 more fatalities

Florida added more than 6,300 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday as 74 more people succumbed to the virus across the Sunshine State.

Villager takes wild ancestry journey to find his father and half-siblings

It took more than 70 years for Villager Larry Moran to find out who his father was and learn that he had half-siblings. He met those siblings last week for the first time in a “family reunion.”

Lake Deaton debacle

A Village of Virginia Trace resident, in a Letter to the Editor, contends that Village of Lake Deaton residents should have known more than they claim they knew about actions of a fraudulent contractor.

Too many apartments springing up in The Villages

A man who describes himself as a “future homeowner” in The Villages contends there are too many apartment buildings going up in Florida’s Friendliest Hometown. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Little pity for Villagers scammed by contractor

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of La Belle resident says he has little pity for the Villagers who claim they were scammed by a contractor who cut down trees in a protected wetland near their homes.