Troy resident: House next door not being kept up, becoming eye sore

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 27, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 27 at 6:30 PM

(KMOV.com) – A Troy woman said a neighbor’s house that is not being kept up is dragging down property values.

Dawn Hahn lives next to door to a home on Bishop Drive that she calls an eyesore. The owner of the home died in 2013.  Hahn said the grass is not being cut and the yard is turning into a mosquito breeding ground. Hahn told News 4 she limits when her son, 5, can be outside.

“The mosquitos here are absolutely horrible, I can’t even let him outside, or put bug spray on him. He still gets bit up,” Hahn said.

Police told they have notified 150 property owners that their grass is above the 12 inch limit, however, it is unclear who owns some of the homes.

“It’s kind of in limbo, the family says they don’t own it and bank says they don’t have ahold of it just yet, so we can’t wait for them to decide,” said Troy Chief of Police Jeff Taylor.

Troy said it made an arrangement to have the home’s grass cut and it will eventually bill the property owners. Taylor said the bills to cut a lawn that has not been taken care of can be as high as $200,000.

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