Friday, November 14, 2008
I’ve been watching this eye sore all week…it developed over the weekend and festered there until yesterday when a city sanitation truck, on their regular weekly pickup route, mechanically emptied the trash can.
An hour and half later a city car drove up and a man got out, walked up to the door of the house and left this orange tag. Being nosey I checked out the note – from the city health department – "clean up or else".
The notice on the door did bring out someone to clean up the garbage on the sidewalk, lawn and in the street but the trash can and the shopping cart still block the sidewalk as I write this, more than 24 hours later. OK, so this is no longer a health issue but there are lots of walkers out there who use the sidewalks in my neighborhood. This particular property is owned by an absentee landlord, but there are several other homeowners near by who block the sidewalk on a regular basis with their trash cans, garbage, and overgrown shrubbery. Is there a sidewalk inspector we should call to complain if the offenders don't listen or can't be found?