May 30, 2007

Weeds on Unsold Vacant Lots

Weeds are now nearly 3 feet tall in some of Victor Gardens unsold lots.  This is a familiar and unresolved problem for homeowners over the past few years. Since April, the following has transpired:

  1. April 24, 2007:  Homer Tompkins was informed of the appearance problem on unsold lots during the Victor Gardens Annual Meeting.

  2. May 1, 2007: I received an email from Dave Hempel, from CPDC it read in part, “Lot appearance - vacant lots are cut on a monthly basis or when the grass exceeds 8" high.”

  3. May 15, 2007:  During the walk-through, Mr. Hempel verbally agreed to modify the mowing schedule of CPDC’s unsold lots.  He agreed that the lots would be mowed every two weeks up until July 4.  Then they would be mowed on a monthly basis.

  4. May 18, 2007:  Narrow strips were mowed alongside streets.  It is unclear why the rest of the lots were not mowed

  5. May 23, 2007:  I sent an email reminder to Mr. Hempel asking for  follow-through.  I had hoped for a response within a few days.

  6. May 30, 2007:  As of today, the remainder of the lots have not been mowed.

  7. UPDATE:  June 1, 2007:  Neighbors have begun mowing large sections of the lots by themselves.