Residents complain about trash-filled lot in Cleveland neighborhood


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) — Neighbors on West 95th Street in Cleveland are proud of their yards, but in February they said property values ​​had started to drop.

According to locals, it was because a house was demolished and no one came to clean up the damage.

“When I first passed here, it started to smell like spring,” a neighbor told 19 News.

Since then, people have made the problem worse by adding their own trash to the heap.

There are mattresses and caddies, even a toilet is in the front yard.

Some neighbors contacted the city in the hope of getting help. But at first glance, it seems that nothing has been done.

So they called the 19 News troubleshooting team, and we reached out to Councilwoman Jenny Spencer.

We received this statement:

The conditions at this establishment are unacceptable. The Ward 15 Council Office has been working closely with the Building and Housing Department to have the debris removed from this property as soon as possible. It is hoped that the integrity of the neighborhood will be restored immediately following the City’s required procedures scheduled for next week.

We weren’t given a specific time frame for the procedure, or a day when the mess could be cleaned up.

Our team will follow up with Spencer early next week.

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