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This house is at 3005 Farmington Road S.W. Neighbors complain of knee-high grass and finding at least two snakes believed to have come out of the yard.
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This house is at 3005 Farmington Road S.W. Neighbors complain of knee-high grass and finding at least two snakes believed to have come out of the yard.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 3005 Farmington Road S.W.

Description: Neighbors complain of knee-high grass and finding at least two snakes believed to have come out of the yard. Yard and porch includes junk.

Owner: According to the Morgan County revenue commissionerís office, Clyde and Sheryl Miller own the property. A woman who said she was not the owner answered the door. She said the ownerís weed trimmer and mower are broken, but the house is for sale and the owner promised the city the yard would be mowed.

Ordinance: Decaturís weed, junk and litter ordinance requires property owners to keep grass no more than 12 inches tall and maintain any weeds, grass or non-ornamental plant growth growing upon said property in such a manner as not to constitute a nuisance.

Responsible officials: The property is in City Councilman Gary Hammonís District 3. Michelle Gilliam-Jordan, director of the cityís Community Development, said the city has a weed abatement and junk notice on the property.

Let us know if youíre tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter, a drainage problem or an eyesore in your neighborhood. Contact Community Developmentís weed, junk and litter hot line at 341-4963. You can also contact the Daily newsroom at 340-2433 or news@decaturdaily.com.

Bayne Hughes

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