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The home at 708 Fink St. N.W. is being declared unsafe. The grass and shrubs are overgrown.
Daily photo by Brennen Smith
The home at 708 Fink St. N.W. is being declared unsafe. The grass and shrubs are overgrown.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 708 Fink St. N.W.

Description: A neighbor complained that shrubs and grass are overgrown. The home's overall condition is poor.

Property owner: Morgan County revenue records show that Luella Roberts owns the home. The records also show that the home is in the care of Linda Fitts. The property owner's address is in Birmingham. Neither woman could be reached.

Ordinance: It is against city code for a property owner to maintain a structure or vegetation in such a manner as to constitute a nuisance.

Responsible officials: The home is in Council President Billy Jackson's District 1.

David Lee, who is in charge of code enforcement for the city's Community Development, said there was a complaint on the home, and one of his inspectors has looked at it. The homeowners, who he said live out of town, were notified, and the house is in the process of being declared unsafe.

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

- Tiffeny Hurtado

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