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Clutter and overgrown weeds cover the area behind the Charter Communications offices in Decatur.
Daily photo by Gary Lloyd
Clutter and overgrown weeds cover the area behind the Charter Communications offices in Decatur.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 1622 Fifth Ave. S.E.

Description: A caller said the Charter Communications building is unsightly. The fence is overgrown with weeds and covered in litter and trash. Weeds are in the back of the building.

Property owner: Charter Communications owns the property. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. The Daily tried to contact the company headquarters and left a message about the property’s condition with Customer Care Support. Calls were not returned Friday.

Ordinance: City code requires property owners, or those in charge of real property, to maintain the plant growth on the premises so it does not constitute a weed nuisance. Owners are also required to keep the premises free from litter and garbage or to keep it contained so it isn’t blown, scattered or deposited by the elements, animals, birds or any other means.

Responsible officials: This property is in City Councilman David Bolding’s District 2. According to records from the city’s Community Development, there is no complaint on the property.

Let us know if you’re tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter a drainage problem or an eyesore in your neighborhood. You can contact Community Development’s weed, junk and litter hot line at 341-4963. You can also contact The Daily newsroom at 340-2433 or news@decaturdaily.com.

Tiffeny Hurtado

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