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This grass, in front of the Morgan County Jail on Lee Street Southeast, has not been cut since the County Commission removed a building foundation and parking lot in the spring.
Daily photo by Gary Lloyd
This grass, in front of the Morgan County Jail on Lee Street Southeast, has not been cut since the County Commission removed a building foundation and parking lot in the spring.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: Lee Street Northeast in front of the Morgan County Jail.

Description: Grass has not been cut since the Morgan County Commission removed a building foundation and parking lot in the spring.

Owner: Morgan County Commission. Morgan County Commissioner Jeff Clark said the property needs leveling so it can be mowed. He said he was waiting for rain so the grass wouldn’t die after the leveling. “We’re going to have to mow it anyway. We’ll probably mow it this week.” Clark said his workers would do the site preparation. He said Sheriff Greg Bartlett told him he would supply work-release prisoners to maintain the property.

Ordinance: Decatur’s weed, junk and litter ordinance requires property owners to mow grass and prohibits overgrown weeds and other vegetation.

Responsible officials: The property is in Clark’s District 1.

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@decatur daily.com.

Bayne Hughes

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