A yard on the 900 block of Oak Park Avenue, between I-37 and Leopard Street, is in desperate need of attention.
Back in May, the yard was generating lots of complaints from nearby residents. The house has been abandoned and the owners have not been mowing the place. It's become the number one eyesore in the neighborhood.
City Code Enforcement said it is contractors who mow properties like this one that are simply behind. There have been a few rain events over the past month, and that has resulted in a backlog of mowing jobs that need to be completed.
The city said it could hire more contractors, but there are a number of requirements like insurance coverage that seem to be a problem with those interested in doing the work.
In this case, the property is going to be put on a special watch list so that it doesn't grow out of control again.
"They'll be put on a maintenance inspection, and it will be monitored by the inspector in that area," said Andy Montes with the City Code Enforcement. "If it needs to be abated again, it will, and a lien will be placed on the property. So it speeds up the process of keeping the yard up."
The good news is that the yard is supposed to be mowed by the July 14. That will be a relief to those who live on the block and have had to put up with the eyesore for so long.
The bad news is that there could be rains coming our way, and that could end up delaying the work.
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