A Larimer woman contacted Target 11 after she claimed the property next to her has turned into overgrown makeshift landfill – and no one is doing anything about it.
Jeannette Griggs said every time she looks out the window of her Lenora Street home, she sees piles of debris, wood, gas grills, used bikes and old furniture.
“It’s a mess,” Griggs said. “I can’t sit on my front porch and I can’t sit on my back porch because you smell the debris when it rains. I’m locked in my own house.”
Neighbor Carol Oliver told Target 11’s Rick Earle that items began appearing in the lot about four months ago.
At that time, Griggs said she began contacting 311, police and the building inspector, but no one has done anything.
“Everything is just getting dumped. It’s going to continue until someone stops it and gets rid of it,” Griggs said.
She said there are also overgrown trees resting on her roof causing problems.
“I can’t even get them to come and cut the trees so I can get my roof done, which is really damaged,” Griggs said.
Earle tracked down to the owner of the property in Oakmont, and he said the lot has been a problem for years. The owner said he’s been unable to sell it and he didn’t give anyone permission to dump debris.
The city told Earle they’re working on tracking down the person responsible. A spokesperson told Target 11 that if they can’t locate the person, then the city will remove the debris.