Showing posts with label codes enforcement. Show all posts
Showing posts with label codes enforcement. Show all posts

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The City That Works (No Question Mark)

Since I was mean to the City when I thought they weren't gettin' it done, I must be effusive in praise when they do. Yesterday the house that burned at 4401 Norledge was boarded up and today both yards were mowed and the volunteer trees harvested. So KUDOS to all who agitated along with me (Julie Duvall) and to those at the city who responded. I would never have done this blog if the 311 system had resulted in the same response.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The City That Works?

Over a year and counting since reporting on these houses to the City commenced. The home on the left, 4403 Norledge, is vacant, owned by an out of town landlord and always looks like this. The "home" on the right, 4401 Norledge, burned over a year ago and nothing has happened since. Yes, they have been reported via 311 repeatedly.
The burned out house sits open to the elements, the evil doers and the creepy crawly things. Not even boarded up.
And what happens when this kind of blight is allowed to fester? See below. Multiple for sale signs. Who wants to live right across the street from this crap? Only problem for the folks trying to escape is potential buyers can also see this. Many great, energetic families in Indian Mound are just hanging on by their fingernails hoping things get better. The above pictures seem to say the answer is no.
Above, Norledge and Kensington the west side.