of The Villages News
By Meta Minton
Published March 25, 2019
A homeowner in The Villages has run afoul of Community
Standards for landscaping work completed without the prior approval of the
Architectural Review Committee.
The work, which has been done at the home of John Frolio at
4289 Tuscaloosa Path in the Village of Osceola Hills, was the subject of a
public hearing Thursday afternoon before the Community Development District 10
Board of Supervisors.
A complaint about the landscaping walls was lodged on Jan. 2 and verified the
Community Standards has been in touch with Frolio, who indicated he would seek
retroactive approval for the work from the ARC. However, no application has been
received. Frolio purchased the home in 2017 for $252,600.
Supervisor Christine Bradshaw asked whether it was appropriate to seek ARC
approval after the fact.
“Yes, but it doesn’t mean they’ll get it,” District Counsel Valerie Fuchs said.
These landscaping walls were constructed without approval
of the Architectural Review Committee.
Frolio has been given 60 days to bring the property into
compliance. If he fails to do so, he will be fined $150, and fined $50 per day.
If the fines reach $1,500, the case will be turned over to District counsel, who
could seek remedies including filing a lawsuit or putting a lien on the