Irritated Neighbors near 2612 7th St. are tired of the property being an eyesore.
The house isn't bad. In fact, it appears to have had some cosmetic work done recently. Good paint job and a new pressure treated pine fence and stairs going up to the yard from the street.
The problem is, people have decided to use the piece of yard nearest the street as a small landfill.
"People just throw things out there mattresses, TVs, all kinds of trash," said one woman, who wished to remain anonymous. "They just throw out whatever they want, and we're tired of looking at it."
She said she had complained to the city but hadn't gotten any reaction.
The property, near the corner of Lawyers Lane and Seventh, a few blocks off of Buena Vista Road, is owned by Reyson Properties, ac
cording to city records, but apparently managed by ERA, according to a red-white-and-blue sign in the yard.
The front strip of yard is at street level, sloping up for about 10 feet to a concrete block wall that holds up the upper yard, with the wood fence atop it and a set of steps leading up to it. The house seems to have fresh paint, which is purple, so one hopes they got it on sale.
The reason I say it looks like it's had work is because a Google Maps view of the house looks sort of ramshackle, with peeling white paint on the house and the block wall bare.
But the problem the neighbors have is with the lower yard, where cloth from an old mattress, boxes, household garbage and the remnants of an old television rest amid large limbs that have fallen from a big oak at the corner of the property. Other fallen limbs appear to cover the upper yard.
Because city code clearly does not allow this kind of yard ornamentation, we'll call Drale Short, who heads up special enforcement, and see if they'll notify the home owners and tell them to clean up their act.
I might also call the rental agent and see where they got that purple paint so I can be sure not to go there.
In the wake of last week's report about a string of streetlights being out on the Riverwalk near Golden Park, an Alert Wife we'll call "Allison" was riding her bicycle along that stretch (during the day) and texted me to report seeing a Georgia Power truck repairing the lights.
Now it will be nice and bright for anyone dim enough to go down there at night.
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