A new sinkhole has been confirmed at a problematic pond in
The Villages where nearly $200,000 already has been spent in repairs.
It is located 25 yards from the eastern shore of Lago de Leon
in the Village of Alhambra and was confirmed Tuesday afternoon by District
Property Management. It is described as a 5-inch diameter hole approximately 6
feet deep with a small fissure at the bottom.
Gumbo clay is being used to fill the hole.
Last year, the Community Development District 2 Board of Supervisors approved a
$100,000 expenditure for repairs at the pond, which has been plagued with
sinkholes since Hurricane Irma in 2017. The $100,000 was taken from a reserve
account funded by maintenance assessment fees paid by residents of CDD 2. Over
the previous decade, $78,000 had been spent on sinkhole repairs at the pond.
CDD 2 supervisors have been getting an earful from residents about the unsightly
– and often smelly – condition of the pond. Residents are upset that despite the
repairs to the pond, it has not retained water. Weeds have been growing in place