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The view at  Sixth Avenue Southeast, south of Southland Plaza.
Daily photo by John Godbey
The view at Sixth Avenue Southeast, south of Southland Plaza.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: Drainage ditch, south of Southland Plaza on Sixth Avenue Southeast.

Description: Waist- to knee-high grass clogs the ditch and its slopes. Water stands.

Owner: City of Decatur.

Ordinance: Decatur’s 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 so that it doesn’t constitute a nuisance.

Responsible officials: The property is in Decatur City Councilman David Bolding’s District 2. The Decatur Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for mowing all city properties. In response to The Daily’s inquiry, Kim Skinner of the Parks and Recreation Department said a crew would mow the property Monday afternoon.

Let us know if you’re tired of seeing a dilapidated building, litter, a drainage problem or an eyesore in your neighborhood. Contact Com=munity 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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