Daily photo by Bayne Hughes|
A neighbors says the backyard grass at 1531 Oak Lee Road. S.W. in Decatur has not been mowed this year.
Hiding in plain sight
Location: 1531 Oak Lee Road Southwest.
Description: Unmowed grass, particularly in the backyard. A neighbor said the backyard was not cut this year.
Owner: The Morgan County revenue office says Nationwide Advantage Mortgage owns the property, which has been in foreclosure since February.
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 in such a manner as not to constitute a nuisance.
Responsible officials: The property is in City Councilman Ronny Russellís District 4. The cityís Community Development Department says someone filed a complaint earlier this week on high grass and junk. Real estate agent Mark Moody of ReMax Decatur is preparing the home for sale. He said the foreclosure company did not get the house until Sept. 27. On Sept. 28, the foreclosure company hired someone to mow the grass. Moody said that person or persons have seven days, which ends Friday, to complete the job or someone will be chosen for the job.
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@decatur
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