Daily photo by Deangelo McDaniel|
This building at 206 Alabama 36 E. is within 100 yards of Hartselle. One caller described the units as a vacation home for rats.
Hiding in plain sight
Location: 206 Alabama 36 E. within 100 yards of Hartselle city limits.
Description: Area residents complained about excessive debris in unkempt storage units and overgrown weeds. Most of the doors on the storage units are raised with property inside. One caller described the units as a vacation home for rats.
Property owner: According to the Morgan County revenue commissioner's office, Norman McHan and Shelby McHan own the property. The Daily tried unsuccessfully to contact Shelby McHan. A man answered the telephone number on the storage facility and said the company was no longer in business. The man said he did not own the property. He said the telephone company gave him the number when he moved to the area.
Ordinance: Morgan County does not have an ordinance regulating junk and trash in unincorporated areas.
Responsible officials: Morgan County Commission. Commissioners are split on adopting rules to govern unincorporated property. Chairman John Glasscock, who would have to break the tie, said adopting an ordinance to abate nuisances would be costly and difficult to enforce.
Let us know if you're tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter, a drainage problem or an eyesore in your neighborhood. Contact The Daily newsroom at 340-2433 or news@decaturdaily .com.
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