Bradenton home painted like an American flag in protest of code violations.
BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) -
A Manatee County homeowner who got patriotic with the paint-job on his house was told he has 90 days to bring his house into compliance with local codes or face a fine of $100 a day.
Brent Greer appeared before the city of Bradenton code enforcement board to defend himself against code violations related to his home.
Greer, who painted his home to resemble the American flag, met with the code enforcement board Tuesday afternoon to hash out a slew of violations that the city found when they responded to a complaint of an overturned Christmas tree outside his home in February.
Greer believes the Bradenton code enforcement officers are nit-picking about cosmetic issues. The city decided they will begin fining Greer $100 a day if he doesn’t comply with their renovation requests within the next 90 days.
Greer has said he would rather focus on what makes his house a home.
"I’ve got seven adopted kids, we're foster parents. Kids coming in and out of my house, they're my priority. My house is safe. It's state certified safe,” Greer said.
Fortunately, he is getting some help with his home's issues.
Floyd Price, with Guardian Angels of Southwest Florida, told the board "most of it will be taken care of shortly."
Price builds homes for foster parents, and the Guardian Angels have volunteered to handle all repairs on the house.
"We wanted to help these people," said Price. "They've been so good to the children, we wanted to help them, so that's why we got involved."
The Guardian Angels have already started repairs, and expect to have all problems resolved within 60 days.