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Chairs and other furniture items sit on the front lawn at 1107 10th Ave. S.E.
Daily photo by Gary Cosby Jr.
Chairs and other furniture items sit on the front lawn at 1107 10th Ave. S.E.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 1107 10th Ave. S.E.

Description: Two area residents complained about nursing chairs and furniture in the yard.

Property owner: Morgan County revenue records show that Mona McCullouch owns the property. McCullouch said she wasn’t aware the house was violating city ordinances. She said she was removing the furniture.

Ordinance: It is unlawful for the owner to maintain a property in a way that constitutes a public nuisance. Household furnishings must be housed in an approved, enclosed, covered structure not viewable from the public right of way.

Responsible officials: The property is in City Councilman David Bolding’s District 2. Bolding said he was not aware the house was violating city ordinances but he normally notifies Community Development when he learns of such situations.

David Lee, code enforcement officer for the city’s Community Development, said the office received a complaint about the property last week. Lee said an inspector had been to the property and the office was issuing a notice.

The notice will cite the owner for stagnant water, litter, junk, unconfined garbage and exterior storage of household items, Lee said.

He said the house was cited in 2003 and 2006 for inoperable vehicles, which were removed.

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.

- Emily Peck

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