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This home at 746 Cashin St. N.W. has furniture on the front porch and is in overall poor condition. Inspectors from the city Community Development Department were in the neighborhood last week and noticed the condition of the property.
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This home at 746 Cashin St. N.W. has furniture on the front porch and is in overall poor condition. Inspectors from the city Community Development Department were in the neighborhood last week and noticed the condition of the property.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 746 Cashin St. N.W.

Description: The home has furniture on the front porch and is in overall poor condition.

Property owner: Morgan County revenue records show that Mitchell Bridgeforth and Marsha Jones of Tanner own the home.

Bridgeforth was moving the furniture on the front porch Tuesday morning.

“I’m sorry it had to go this far, but I’m taking care of it right now,” he said.

Ordinance: Property owners are required to maintain their homes in a way as not to constitute a public nuisance. Household furnishings and other items must be stored in an approved, enclosed, covered structure.

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

David Lee, code enforcement officer with the Community Development Department, said the home had no complaints.

Inspectors from the department were in the neighborhood last week and noticed the condition of the property.

A notice for junk in the yard is in the process of being issued.

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 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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