A seven-day notice to remove a fallen tree from a home on the Historic Side of The Villages was issued Wednesday by the Village Center Community Development District after the property was found in violation of community standards.
The owner of 923 St. Andrews Blvd. is deceased and ownership is listed as the Hazel L. Cubeta Estate. Her son Paul Cubeta has a long criminal history.
The property came before the board on Oct. 12 for overgrown grass and weeds and a Dec. 5 inspection found it remained out of compliance due to the tree.
If the tree is not removed within seven days, fines of $150 plus $50 per day will be levied.
The case will be closed if the tree is removed within a week. The trustee is responsible for arranging an inspection to confirm compliance.
If the fines reach $1,500, the case may be referred to the district counsel to file a lawsuit or seek an injunction. The district also will seek reimbursement of all attorney fees, costs and expenses related to the case.