Daily photo by Gary Lloyd|
This building is at Old Moulton Road and Kirby Bridge Road.
Hiding in plain sight
Location: Kirby Bridge and Old Moulton roads.
Description: Complainant says the property has been vacant and incomplete for more than five years, and now plant growth is overtaking it. Complainant worries that it is becoming a meeting place for illicit activity.
Property owner: Larry Woodall of Trinity says he built the building for Conoco Gas Co. to lease, but the deal failed. He says he spent $65,000 on the property, and he is trying to sell it for at least $45,000. He said it has a state-approved septic system, public water and four, 40-foot driveways.
"All it needs is a roof," he said. "I'll go out there next week and cut the grass."
Ordinance: There are no ordinances concerning vacant or unfinished buildings in the county.
Responsible officials: The building is in Commissioner Jeff Clark's District 1. It is on private property and its condition does not violate county regulations.
Let us know if you're tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter, a drainage problem or eyesore in your neighborhood. If you live in Decatur, contact the Community Development Weed, Junk and Litter hot line at 341-4963 or The Daily newsroom at 340-2433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Morgan County residents may contact the Environmental Division at the Morgan County Health Department at 560-6563, if they believe there is a health problem.
- Tiffeny Hurtado
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