LACPP Upset at Lee
County Code Enforcement
The directors of the Lehigh Acres Community Planning Corp (LACPP). and its Architectural Review Board (ARB) are waiting for an answer after complaining to Lee County Code Enforcement about ongoing code violation on Lee Boulevard and possible code violations on Business Way car lot.
A letter was issued and sent to Paul Smith, senior code enforcement in the Public Works Administration on Monroe Street in Fort Myers, asking for assistance in solving what the group sees as violations of a car sales facility with proper development order approvals.
Edd Weiner, chairman of the LACCP and Gregory J. Diserio, chairman of the ARB, with the approval of the board of directors of the LACPP, issued the letter on Feb. 13.
“This letter is being written to convey our frustration with the continual and ongoing code violations at 5506 and 5510 Lee Blvd. It appears as though the most recent violation, in addition to operating a car sales facility without proper development order approvals, is for the installation of lighting to illuminate this non permitted activity. A review of the county’s web site shows numerous violations have been occurring on these properties as well as on 801 Abrams Blvd., which is the apparent owner and operator of this car lot. The violations reach back numerous years and while most have been deemed to be closed, the disregard for the county’s codes has been continuous and constant on these properties,” reads the letter.
“Cars sitting on the grass at car sales business can cause pervious conditions. If you don’t know what that means, go out and look at a parking lot and see what comes from under a car,” Weiner said, referring to oil and other fluids often times leaking onto the surface of the ground.
“Allowing this type of non-permitted business activity creates additional eye sores within the community and undermines the efforts of the Planning Panel and other organizations,” the letter stated.