Article Courtesy of CBS
Channel 47 Action News Jax
By: Kevin Clark
Published January 8, 2018
Drainage is a continuous problem for a St. Johns County subdivision.
Homeowners in one St. Johns County neighborhood say their yards and streets
flood frequently, to the point where it’s eroding their properties.
This is at the Windward Ranch
Subdivision, built by Lennar Homes.
Neighbors claim their back and side yards are sloping down
as the soil continues to wash away.
“Even the corners of some of the foundations seem to be
dipping or the patios seem to be dipping,” said homeowner
Neighbors tell us the woods behind one row of the homes is
constantly flooded, killing the trees in their place.
After our initial story ran in November, homeowners say
Lennar came out and planted a few new smaller trees.
Neighbors say it feels like nothing more than a band-aid.
“I know that how they’ve addressed some of my issues
haven’t really been ideal,” said Ghaneie.
With all these concerns piling up, neighbors are starting to wonder how
their HOA fees are being spent.
Action News Jax obtained the 2019 proposed budget for the Windward Ranch
It includes more than $27,000 for “virtual guard security,” but neighbors
claim that money was for the automated keypad entrance that’s been gone
since last year.
The budget also includes $6500 for an “amenity center phone.”
We reached out to Lennar Homes multiple times this week to ask about the
drainage concerns and these charges, but didn’t hear back.