A Florida villager admitted that he was not up to the job required to keep his expensive home up to community standards.
Myers Hand appeared before the District 10 Community Development Review Board on Thursday afternoon during a public hearing in downtown Savannah.
He bought the Premier home at 3610 Enterprise Drive in 2015 for $ 671,900.
“My wife and I love bees, birds and butterflies,” he said.
Hand said it was difficult to hire reliable landscape designers. He blamed the Village’s growth for a shortage of workers’ yards.
At 81, he said it had become too difficult to maintain his own court.
“My biggest problem is the heat,” Hand said.
He said fears about COVID-19 also prevent him from maintaining the property in good condition.
Neighborhood neighbor Bruce Hacker said he was fed up with overgrown Florida friendly landscapes that had turned into jungle. He said Hand’s attempt to blame COVID-19 was absurd.
“How can you make COVID work in your yard? The courtyard is a mess. You are not going to make COVID work alone in your yard, ”Hacker said.
He noted that there had previously been complaints about Hand’s property. He also claimed that Hand burned the landscape designers because he and his wife are very sensitive about their Florida landscaping, much of which is behind the house.
Community standards recommended giving Hand 30 days to bring the property up to date. The board agreed to extend it to 45 days.
Hand said he plans to bring the property in line, find another community, and move out of The Villages.