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The view at 56 Brookwood Drive in Morgan County near Somerville.
Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.
The view at 56 Brookwood Drive in Morgan County near Somerville.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 56 Brookwood Drive (also called Brookwood Lane), Somerville.

Description: The caller said the house is too nice to have a yard covered in clutter and junk. The caller said that at one time the property owners cleaned up the yard but now the junk is back. Two trucks and a motorcycle are among the clutter.

Property owner: Morgan County revenue records show that Mary and Robbie Duke own the home. The Dukes could not be reached for comment.

Ordinance: There are no county ordinances concerning the appearance of homes.

Responsible officials: The home is in Commissioner Jeff Clark's District 1. Clark says he supports letting voters decide whether or not to enact an ordinance that would help keep properties in the county clean.

Let us know if you're tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter, a drainage problem or an 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

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.

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