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The view at 805 Prospect Dr. S.E.
Daily photo by Bayne Hughes
The view at 805 Prospect Dr. S.E.

Hiding in plain sight

Location: 805 Prospect Drive S.E.

Description: A neighbor complained that junk clutters the front yard of this property, across the road from Delano Park. Dead tree limbs are visible from the road.

Owner: Morgan County Revenue Departmentís Web site shows John D. Wyker II as the owner. Wyker could not be reached for comment.

Ordinance: It is a violation of Decaturís weed, junk and litter ordinance for an owner or the person in charge of the property to keep any inoperable vehicle, discarded household furnishings, scrap or junk unless itís stored in an approved, enclosed, covered structure so as not to be viewable from any street, alley, or other public right of way or any other private premises. It must be stored in a way that it doesnít pose a health, safety or fire hazard.

Responsible officials: The property is in Decatur City Councilman David Boldingís District 2. A spokeswoman said the city Community Development Department has not received any complaints 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

Bayne Hughes

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