I’m a widow, in my 70s, recently purchasing a home in over 55 community. I enjoy gardening, and, while my property small, it manageable with my limitations, a source of pleasure to me. Unfortunately, behind me, in another subdivision a home with high weeds, long time neglect. I gave considerable thought to a personal visit, a note, but after hearing from four other neighbors of their experience with these difficult uncooperative people — to no good end — I called code city enforcement. Weeds behind me were cut down below fence line; however, mess left in front yard horrible, was told code enforcement back in 10 days to check progress. Grass allowed to be tall enough to go to seed before any action may be taken. It discouraging to live by this, my neighbors disgusted as well. Our quality of life, property values seriously impacted. We are taxpayers too, with expectation this ongoing mess going to be dealt with. It obvious the City of Meridian needs more forceful, fair to all, codes to deal with those who choose to blatantly disregard them.
Susan Dwyre, Meridian