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Empty homes are an eyesore
Date posted - September 1, 2013
What can I do about the empty house across the street? No one has lived in it since June, and there is no “for sale” sign in the yard. A friend told me that it is in foreclosure but I don’t know about that one way or the other. What I do know is that the lawn hasn’t been mowed all summer, and there are waist high weeds. If you look in the windows (yes, I did! -hoping to find someone to talk to) you can see trash everywhere, and it smells terrible from outside…I can only imagine how awful it must smell inside. We just bought our home in April and it is distressing to be living across the street from this eyesore.
I called the city office a few weeks ago and left my name and address, and the address of the property, and was told that someone would look into it. I called Monday of this week to see what’s going on, because no one has been out to look at the house that I’ve seen, and the lawn sure hasn’t been mowed, and the city office told me that the owners have some amount of time to respond to a certified letter, etc etc.
Has anyone else in Sheldon dealt with this before? I can’t be the first person in town with this problem. What else could I be doing? Thanks for any advice. By the way, the house in question is located on Sunset Ct. Thank you for any ideas!