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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Judge promoted by DeSantis to preside in hearing over Villager’s little white cross

Judge Jason Nimeth
Judge Jason Nimeth

A judge appointed and later promoted by Gov. Ron DeSantis will preside in an upcoming hearing in a bid to save a little white cross in The Villages.

Judge Jason Nimeth will preside in a hearing set for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 1 on Zoom in the case of Wayne and Bonnie Anderson who have a little white cross on display at their home in the Village of Tamarind Grove. The little white cross has been declared a “lawn ornament” by Community Standards. The couple has been ordered to remove it, but the Andersons have racked up thousands of dollars in deed compliance fines because they have refused to take it down.

This little white cross is on display at the home of Wayne and Bonnie Anderson in the Village of Tamarind Grove.

The Community Development District 8 Board of Supervisors huddled in secret on Friday at SeaBreeze Recreation Center to discuss the legal case which has been dragging on for years. The executive session took place during the CDD 8 board meeting and members of the public and press were ordered to leave.

Nimeth was first appointed to the bench in 2019 by DeSantis. The governor earlier this year promoted Nimeth to a seat on the bench in the Fifth Judicial Circuit.

Gov. Ron DeSantis took on 22Woke22 idealogy during an event Wednesday in The Villages.
Gov. Ron DeSantis took on “Woke” ideology during an event last year in The Villages.

A poll this week released by the Florida Chamber of Commerce showed DeSantis has a comfortable lead over his potential Democratic rivals in the November gubernatorial race. DeSantis’ attack on “Woke” society has also gained him national attention.

The Villages is not a gated private community

A Village of McClure resident, in a Letter to the Editor, reminds his fellow residents that this is not a gated community and “outsiders” have every right to visit the town squares.

Terrance Wilson got it right in his Letter to the Editor

A Villa Alexandria resident applauds previous Letter to the Editor writer Terrance Wilson. See what she has to say.

Why are my amenity fees going up?

A Hammock at Fenny resident is wondering why his amenities are going up. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Response To Commissioner Hannan’s comments

In a Letter to the Editor, a Lady Lake resident reacts to a commissioner’s complaints about the planning and zoning board which heard from residents unhappy about a planned housing development in an agricultural area.

Give your name when you make a complaint

A Village of Dunedin resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says that if a person has a legitimate complaint about deed compliance, they should give their name.