Cape Coral woman fed up with overgrown lot

Posted at 7:03 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 07:25:16-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla. -- A woman is fed up living next to an overgrown lot.

"It is a danger and a hazard to other homeowners around here," said Jennifer Everd, who has lived in Cape Coral for the past 20 years.

Everd says she called the City of Cape Coral for weeks to try and get to the root of the overgrowth problem she faces every day.

"I've reached out to Moe, Larry, and Curly," said Everd. "Nobody wants to help me," she added.

They city told her the lot is privately owned. Jennifer eventually got in touch with the managing company in Miami for the lot.

She says she was brushed away when she called them.

"I was shoved away really rudely," said Everd. "They did not want to speak to me," she added.

The problems grew even worse for Everd. A tree from the lot crashed onto her home after Wednesday's wave of storms.

"I just recently had my roof and pool screen done. I don't want any more problems," said Everd.

She turned to 4 In Your Corner for help. The agent from the management company declined an interview request and hung up the phone.  

"If it was my tree, obviously it is my problem. It doesn't belong to me, it's not in my name. The person who it is registered to should be at fault," said Everd.

4 In Your Corner reached out to the City of Cape Coral for comment.

Council member John Carioscia responded. Carioscia says all lots in Cape Coral have to follow the Obnoxious Overgrowth code laws that are in place. He said people that face similar problems should call the city's citizens action line at 311.